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[S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:22 pm
by Chaos Priest
http://www.egscomics.com/d/20020226.html

Hmm... maybe this comic explains why we haven't seen Tedd do much mad science lately. He was traumatized by the damage to his beautiful deep... uh... crap, what color were Tedd's eyes again? Er, anyway, he decided to take a break and work on less explodey things for a while.

Really though you'd think that Tedd would have the sense to wear some kind of protection. Unless the explosion caught him completely off guard by happening while he was working with stuff like sand and water or it was the weird light effect that hurt his eyes instead of the explosion itself then he really has no excuse for such carelessness.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:43 pm
by The Old Hack
Chaos Priest wrote:http://www.egscomics.com/d/20020226.html

Hmm... maybe this comic explains why we haven't seen Tedd do much mad science lately. He was traumatized by the damage to his beautiful deep... uh... crap, what color were Tedd's eyes again? Er, anyway, he decided to take a break and work on less explodey things for a while.

Really though you'd think that Tedd would have the sense to wear some kind of protection. Unless the explosion caught him completely off guard by happening while he was working with stuff like sand and water or it was the weird light effect that hurt his eyes instead of the explosion itself then he really has no excuse for such carelessness.

Given that he regularly experiences stuff like goo coming to life and being assaulted and battered by soapy bubbles, I think it more likely that it may be due to outside interference. Lord Tedd again, perhaps?

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:18 am
by Aeg'air
Since it's Tedd he probally takes his glasses off for the really dangerous experiments and keeps them on for the "safe" ones

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:48 pm
by ChronosCat
== Spring, 2006 ==

Chronos:

I sense backstory here.

== Oct, 2008 ==

Aeg'air wrote:Since it's Tedd he probally takes his glasses off for the really dangerous experiments and keeps them on for the "safe" ones


Crystal: Yes, can't risk damaging his precious glasses.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:23 pm
by Cybur Netiks
Aeg'air wrote:Since it's Tedd he probally takes his glasses off for the really dangerous experiments and keeps them on for the "safe" ones


Someone mail that kid a pair of brass goggles!

..Steampunk Tedd would be AWESOME

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:33 am
by Nightranger
Seconded!

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:35 am
by kyevan
Nightranger wrote:Seconded!

I'd third it, but I don't know the color progression off the top of my head.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:05 am
by Darekun
kyevan wrote:
Nightranger wrote:Seconded!

I'd third it, but I don't know the color progression off the top of my head.

Bah, I should second and third things more often, I have colors turned off... ;)

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:37 am
by Aeg'air
Cybur Netiks wrote:
Aeg'air wrote:Since it's Tedd he probally takes his glasses off for the really dangerous experiments and keeps them on for the "safe" ones


Someone mail that kid a pair of brass goggles!

..Steampunk Tedd would be AWESOME

What's a steampunk? seriously i have no idea!

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:44 am
by Dragonstar
Steampunk is using steam-powered technology (and other tech from that era) for more advanced technology. Steam-powered airships, robotics, computers, etc.

Some examples of Steampunk:
-Much of the writing of Jules Verne
-Girl Genius
-Engineering in the Warcraft setting
-Wild, Wild West
-Final Fantasy VI (or III on the SNES) has a lot of steampunk elements.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:49 am
by Aeg'air
Oh I get ya now! That would ruin The Tedd!!!

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:21 pm
by kyevan
Darekun wrote:
kyevan wrote:
Nightranger wrote:Seconded!

I'd third it, but I don't know the color progression off the top of my head.

Bah, I should second and third things more often, I have colors turned off... ;)

I WOULD, but I'm too lazy to figure out how to do it in a way that doesn't break on different backgrounds - and I don't want to disable different backgrounds, because that's much of how I distinguish sites. Green and bubble-like => Keenspot forums. Amber text on a black background with ascii-art like graphics for headers => my hackish personal control panel thing. Stuff like that.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:18 pm
by Nightranger
kyevan wrote:
Nightranger wrote:Seconded!

I'd third it, but I don't know the color progression off the top of my head.

Third is traditionally green, I believe. But after than I don't think there is one.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:28 pm
by Man on the Moon
Dragonstar wrote:Steampunk is using steam-powered technology (and other tech from that era) for more advanced technology. Steam-powered airships, robotics, computers, etc.


I'm imagining steampunk EGS and it is awesome.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:54 pm
by Tuitsuro
Dragonstar wrote:Steampunk is using steam-powered technology (and other tech from that era) for more advanced technology. Steam-powered airships, robotics, computers, etc.

Some examples of Steampunk:
-Much of the writing of Jules Verne
-Girl Genius
-Engineering in the Warcraft setting
-Wild, Wild West
-Final Fantasy VI (or III on the SNES) has a lot of steampunk elements.


Last Exile, Steamboy, Metropolis...

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:18 pm
by Dragonstar
Tuitsuro wrote:
Dragonstar wrote:Steampunk is using steam-powered technology (and other tech from that era) for more advanced technology. Steam-powered airships, robotics, computers, etc.

Some examples of Steampunk:
-Much of the writing of Jules Verne
-Girl Genius
-Engineering in the Warcraft setting
-Wild, Wild West
-Final Fantasy VI (or III on the SNES) has a lot of steampunk elements.


Last Exile, Steamboy, Metropolis...


Tailspin (that old Disney cartoon), Skycaptain and the World of Tomorrow... the examples can go on and on...

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:03 am
by Ineluki
Let's just cut the chase and go directly here, shall we? :okthen:

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:07 am
by Chaos Priest
Man on the Moon wrote:
Dragonstar wrote:Steampunk is using steam-powered technology (and other tech from that era) for more advanced technology. Steam-powered airships, robotics, computers, etc.


I'm imagining steampunk EGS and it is awesome.

Hmm... would the Uryuom tech be steampunk to? 'Cause that would be totally sweet. Brass UFOs loaded to bear with all these neat little whirligigs leaving trails of vapor behind in space, or a TFG with all these gears and a burst of steam coming out from the sides right before it fires. Oh, and all the characters would be dressed in Victorian clothing. You gotta have fancy clothes with steampunk. I wonder what Susan's outfit would look like...

Blast it, where's a competent fan-artist when you need one? Or maybe I should just make puppy eyes at Dan for the filler week.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:19 am
by Aeg'air
Tedd in Steamboy would be wicked though!

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:00 pm
by Nightranger
Dragonstar wrote:Tailspin (that old Disney cartoon), Skycaptain and the World of Tomorrow... the examples can go on and on...

How is Skycaptain steampunk? I'd say it's more diesel-punk, if anything.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:05 pm
by Man on the Moon
What do zeppelins count as? Cause zeppelins are cool.

EGS should have more zeppelins.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:58 pm
by Nightranger
[obligatory joke]Would any of those zeppelins happen to be made of led?[/obligatory joke]

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:17 pm
by Darekun
kyevan wrote:I WOULD, but I'm too lazy to figure out how to do it in a way that doesn't break on different backgrounds - and I don't want to disable different backgrounds, because that's much of how I distinguish sites.

Yeah, disabling different backgrounds was a goal for me :J But then, I find dark-text-on-light-BG to be harder to read and eyestrain-inducing, and bloody near everybody on the web does that, so I have little interest in their backgrounds.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:39 am
by kyevan
Darekun wrote:
kyevan wrote:I WOULD, but I'm too lazy to figure out how to do it in a way that doesn't break on different backgrounds - and I don't want to disable different backgrounds, because that's much of how I distinguish sites.

Yeah, disabling different backgrounds was a goal for me :J But then, I find dark-text-on-light-BG to be harder to read and eyestrain-inducing, and bloody near everybody on the web does that, so I have little interest in their backgrounds.

Mmhmm, I find that true on CRTs, but on an LCD set up right, it doesn't cause much trouble.

I DO insist on white-on-black terminals, but that's still the visually-distinct thing.

Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 2/26/02] The glasses, they do nothing!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:55 pm
by ChronosCat
Chaos Priestess wrote:Hmm... would the Uryuom tech be steampunk to? 'Cause that would be totally sweet. Brass UFOs loaded to bear with all these neat little whirligigs leaving trails of vapor behind in space, or a TFG with all these gears and a burst of steam coming out from the sides right before it fires. Oh, and all the characters would be dressed in Victorian clothing. You gotta have fancy clothes with steampunk. I wonder what Susan's outfit would look like...

Perhaps the reason things are different is because not only was Uryuom tech steam-punk in this world, but like in Second Life they joined in on human history before tech got beyond steam. Humans adopted Uryuom tech, and modern-style tech was never developed.

Alternately, maybe ONLY Uruom tech is steampunk?

As for clothes, I imagine that whatever the clothing styles are, Susan would still wear pants. Raven wouldn't even have to change outfits. What I wonder is, what would Sarah wear?