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Tome of Comic Edits: Return of the Continuing Saga

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman IT'S REAL! DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?Registered User regular
    Nice.

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  • ShanksShanks Registered User
    Rehab wrote: »
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    This deserves better than to be buried at the bottom of the page.

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  • ShanksShanks Registered User
    Spoilered for tall:
    Spoiler:

    (Dammit, Rehab. Stop giving me ideas.)

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  • DidgeridooDidgeridoo PR for the Inquisition Registered User regular
    Rehab that is an inspired edit

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  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    I got some freaking laughs out of what came out of edits today. Good work guys.

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Shanks wrote: »
    Spoilered for tall:

    Haha! I don't think news posts ever really get edited like that. That is brilliant sir.

    Didgeridoo wrote: »
    Rehab that is an inspired edit

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    :rotate:

    Rehab on
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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Caaaan't sleeeep!

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    403 Forbidden! What dark dreams has your mind conjured?

    The darkest!
    Spoiler:

    Rehab on
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  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    403 Forbidden! What dark dreams has your mind conjured?

    V wrote:
    Words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth.
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  • CromartyCromarty Registered User regular
    Shanks wrote: »
    Spoilered for tall:
    Spoiler:

    (Dammit, Rehab. Stop giving me ideas.)

    Dare I ask if the life-size contraption in the third image actually works? D:

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  • ShanksShanks Registered User
    No idea. Just did a quick GIS to find Rehab's image and wound up with some crazy tattooed accordion lady.

    Actually, I just found it:


    And the tiara-plus-cravat look is just cracking me up to no end.

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Cromarty wrote: »
    Shanks wrote: »
    Spoilered for tall:
    Spoiler:

    (Dammit, Rehab. Stop giving me ideas.)

    Dare I ask if the life-size contraption in the third image actually works? D:

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    That is awesome!

    Rehab on
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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    now I'm imaging that twisp sounds like irenicus

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  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    now I'm imaging that twisp sounds like irenicus

    Do you mean Catsby? Catsby's the little devil.

    And now I'm imagine Catsby with Irenicus's voice in all situations.

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  • ShanksShanks Registered User
    I finally broke down and learned how to make animated .gifs so this idea would stop bothering me at night.

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    (The compression is horrible, though. Is there a way around that, experienced editors?)

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  • ToxTox I kill threads All around me familiar facesRegistered User regular
    well, for one...that's a jpg.

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  • EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    it's a gif
    it has the wrong file extension for whatever reason

    as for the why it looks like that...gif uses a color palette, but how to specifically make it look better is going to be dependent on which image editor you are using

    End on
    they alive dammit it's a miracle
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  • SabreMauSabreMau Still featuring glasses. Registered User regular
    Depends on what you're using for GIF animation. In Photoshop, I'd cut out everything that doesn't change (so, the first panel) for the second frame. In that GIF, the entire image is changing in frame 2, so you're getting dithering shifts even on the half of the image that isn't supposed to move. Also, use as many colors as possible if you want to increase quality. That GIF is only using 119 out of 256 usable palette values.

    Also, I don't know what's going on with that image because I downloaded it and Photoshop can't even open it. It's not a JPG, despite tinypic's renaming, but even renaming it to a GIF file comes up with "Could not complete your request because the file-format module cannot parse the file". What'd you use to make it?

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  • EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    huh, that's odd photoshop can't open it. I can open it using the gimp.

    it has the GIF header too, or at least the GIF89a magic string

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  • Magus`Magus` Registered User regular
    It doesn't animate on this page, though looking at it directly it does.

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  • ShimshaiShimshai Feelin' Pooped Registered User regular
    It animates for me through the Steam overlay browser.

    It's a fine piece of work. :^:

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  • SabreMauSabreMau Still featuring glasses. Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Another (forum-only) trick that can increase quality is, if only a part of the image is animated, you can split it into multiple files. With a limited GIF palette, you can increase the number of color shades available and decrease the need for dithering if you put the left half of the image in a quality-compressed JPG or PNG and then the right half as an animated GIF, where the palette only needs to deal with the colors seen in that half.
    Spoiler:

    Also, on the current forum software, this only works with images stacked side-by-side. On the old forums you could enclose a small animated block with a JPG for the top, a JPG for what's directly to the left of the animated part, a GIF for the animated part, a JPG for what's directly to the right, and a JPG for the bottom. On these forums, however, attempting to stack images on top of each other introduces a small horizontal gap in between them. If that's an effect you're going for, it can work, but it reduces the usefulness of splitting the image into segments.

    SabreMau on
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  • ShanksShanks Registered User
    I guess TinyPic changed its extension on upload. Kind of rude of them.

    I'm using Paint.NET. I downloaded the recommended plugin to add support for animated gifs and pngs, but it had almost no options.

    I'd rather not retry learning GIMP just for making the occasional animation. Is there a recommended standalone program that produces decent results?

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    That is a hell of an attempt for a first gif like that (I've no fucking clue how to do that beyond the info Sabre just gave, but I'm working with MS Paint anyway). Works well for me and is quite humorous at that!

    So I had this fucking song stuck in my head earlier. Aggghhh! (I can put this in a spoiler if its really long)

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  • ShanksShanks Registered User
    The batarang makes it. <3 details.

    When you said a song was stuck in your head and led into the edit with "In the not too distant future..."

    Well, the song I started singing was:

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    Mystery Science Theater 3000 just so happens to be my all-time favorite show! My portable harddrive is named Tom Servo.

    I think my mind pushed forward that particular phrasing because I've heard it so much.

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    Shanks wrote: »
    The batarang makes it. <3 details.

    When you said a song was stuck in your head and led into the edit with "In the not too distant future..."

    Well, the song I started singing was:


    Yeah, I was having trouble fitting the words in the comic to this song. Wasn't until I got to the end that I realized it was Alanis.

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  • ShanksShanks Registered User
    Let's try this again.

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    I ended up using GIMP for the second panel. Not sure what some of its options meant (interlace and frame disposal or something along those lines), but the results are much better.

    Thanks for the help, everyone. You have ensured that panel one has the highest fidelity possible, which is both your reward and punishment.

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  • Lord_SnotLord_Snot Registered User regular
    I think I love you, @Rehab.

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    Yay!

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  • Lord_SnotLord_Snot Registered User regular
    :O :D <3

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
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    Spoiler:

    Rehab on
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  • ShanksShanks Registered User
    Wow.

    That is an impressive amount of backstory.

    Also please tell me Lake Water is the name of the lake.

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  • ShanksShanks Registered User
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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    Uhhh . . . yeah! That lake it totally called Lake Water, I just forgot to capitalize it.

    (Might have to edit my edit now! Lake joke credit: @Shanks)

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  • CromartyCromarty Registered User regular
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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    Haha, that is excellent! That edit is like the Ramones equivalent to my Pink Floyd.

    And maybe its just because I'm crazy, but going from admiring Shanks gif again just now to reading his edit and seeing Tycho say "This body will do" amused me greatly.

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  • ShanksShanks Registered User
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  • Billy ChenowithBilly Chenowith Registered User regular
    Shanks wrote: »
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    Hahah.

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  • AiouaAioua Novus Ordo Seclorum Lord of the ForumRegistered User regular
    Shanks wrote: »
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    Hahah.
    Spoiler:

    Oh. My. Gee.

    life's a game that you're bound to lose / like using a hammer to pound in screws
    fuck up once and you break your thumb / if you're happy at all then you're god damn dumb
    that's right we're on a fucked up cruise / God is dead but at least we got booze
    bad things happen, no one knows why / the sun burns out and everyone dies
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