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    • TheBeta

      University Game Project

      3 years ago

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      Our Facebook page

      The coursework for my second year of Game Design is to make a game, with 4 others, in 12 weeks. The artwork above shows the basic concept so far. Some of you may remember I had similar coursework last year (a tower defense game) though I didn't mention it much here.

      This year however we've also been told to make use of social networking in order to get a feel for what actual indie game development is like; so we've recently made a facebook page following the development of our game. The goal is to gain some attention for our game and maybe even a little feedback. I'm at a slight disadvantage in this respect as I've never used facebook before, and therefore have no one on facebook to ask for likes. I do, however, have this journal and at least a few watchers left.

      I'd appreciate it a lot if you'd take the time to like our page. If, like me, you don't have facebook; plus modding this entry and sharing it with your own watchers would be just as helpful.

      Thank you for reading.

    • TheBeta

      The Stickmen - 345

      3 years ago

      "Goodbye"

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      Author Note: So, it’s been almost 8 months since my last update (the archive on the website is wrong as I've explained before). I think, on the 3 year anniversary of the comic, it’s time to announce the end. Going to University messed with my routine to the point where I couldn't keep up and when I was a dozen comics behind I just sort of stopped trying. I will be keeping the website up for the foreseeable future, and I may even upload the occasional comic, but I wanted to give the Stickmen an official ending. There will be no more regular updates

      To anyone who stuck around till now; thank you for reading. 345 comics is far more than I ever thought I’d manage and it was a lot of fun while it lasted.

      This comic and more can be found at: www.the-stickmen.com

    • TheBeta

      The Stickmen - 344

      4 years ago

      "Assumptions"

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      Author Note: Not seen either of these two in a while. Or, you know, a comic. Took a week off to catch up on TV and read some comics I've fallen behind on. Walking Dead is getting gooood.

      This comic and more can be found at: www.the-stickmen.com

    • TheBeta

      The Stickmen - 343 - On a tangent

      4 years ago

      "Division in the ranks"

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      Author Note: 343 and not a halo comic? Huh.

      I did have a 4th panel showing lime beating Lemon with his sign, but I thought you all could use your imagination for what comes next.

      This comic and more can be found at: www.the-stickmen.com

    • TheBeta

      The Stickmen - 341

      4 years ago

      "Sleepy"

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      Author Note: Midnight at New Years was always some impossible goal when I was younger. I can't even remember the first year I managed it. Must not have been important to slightly older young Chris.

      This comic and more can be found at: www.the-stickmen.com

    • TheBeta

      The Stickmen - 340 - On a tangent

      4 years ago

      "Mass Effect"

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      Author Note: Still the best game I've ever played.

      I've spent almost every moment on my computer since seeing the end listening to the soundtrack (which makes me cry every single time) while looking up every error/inaccuracy/plot-hole the ending has. There are too many to ignore, and too many things which suggest they are (hopefully) pointing at something else. Not to go into spoilers, but I have to say I now fully believe in a certain theory beginning with the letter "i". Given the quality of the series, especially 3, it makes more sense that the ending is the most intricate ending I've ever seen than the inverse. Please don't prove me wrong Bioware.

      This comic and more can be found at: www.the-stickmen.com

    • TheBeta

      The Stickmen - 337 - On a tangent

      4 years ago

      "More math puns."

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      Author Note: This wasn't rushed. I promise.

      This comic and more can be found at: www.the-stickmen.com

    • TheBeta

      The Stickmen - 339

      4 years ago

      "Posthumously proud"

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      Author Note: Sorry about the lack of comics lately, I have a lot to do. I have a game due on Monday and a whole bunch of write ups following that. I’ve also had other things to worry about such as math tests. The biggest reason you’re not getting a comic today though is Mass Effect. I’ve been playing1 and 2 in preparation for 3 (which should finish downloading in about an hour). Two of the best games I’ve ever played... I’m really starting to worry about all the things I’ve heard about 3.

      Last night I finished 2... I made a mistake and Mordin paid for it. I made a deal with myself to keep this character from 1 to 3 so I’m not resetting. I have to live with the guilt.

      This comic and more can be found at: www.the-stickmen.com

    • TheBeta

      The Stickmen - 338

      4 years ago

      "Lies"

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      Author Note: I remember my first bedtime trench story. It sticks with you.

      Why do parents lie to their children so often? "Carrots can make you see in the dark", "don't make faces or it'll stay that way", "tell the truth and you won't get in trouble", "santa isn't real, stop putting out cookies". All lies!

      When I'm a parent, I'm going to lie all the time.

      This comic and more can be found at: www.the-stickmen.com

    • TheBeta

      The Stickmen - 336

      4 years ago

      "Philosophy"

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      Author Note: Does this happen to anyone else? Oh, and the apocalypse thing: Almost always Zombies.

      This comic and more can be found at: www.the-stickmen.com

  • Comments (966)

    • BuckeyeDon Crackpottist

      1 year ago

      I see you lurking...

      • TheBeta

        1 year ago

        Good to hear.

      • BuckeyeDon Crackpottist

        1 year ago

        Helping my business grow and (hopefully) finally flourish. Getting back into the dating scene. Been really enjoying life outside of RT in general and gaming in particular (I haven't picked up a game controller for anything but Grifball in quite some time).

        Yeah... life has been good.

      • TheBeta

        1 year ago

        University doing game design. Just handed in my final report (like a dissertation) yesterday. You?

      • BuckeyeDon Crackpottist

        1 year ago

        A lot of the olde timers don't.

        I simply can't help myself (maybe because I don't want to...).

        What have you been up to?

      • TheBeta

        1 year ago

        I'm still around, I just don't post any more.

    • TKSeoul Geeks and Bleeps

      4 years ago

      Hey, you alright? You haven't posted a stickman journal for like a month.

      • TKSeoul Geeks and Bleeps

        4 years ago

        Alright, just making sure you were fine. Enjoy your vacation :D

      • TheBeta

        4 years ago

        I'm fine, I just haven't been in the mood. Probably because it's the holiday and I tend to do nothing during holidays.

    • SuperPriv4te

      4 years ago

      Heya, how are you doing?
      I've been installing SWTOR (for the past hour), and I was wondering if I could join the same Euro server as you. smiley1.gif

      • TheBeta

        4 years ago

        Finished it days ago. Playing 1-3 again soon (once all the DLCs for 1-3 are finished downloading).

      • SuperPriv4te

        4 years ago

        Cool. You enjoying ME3 so far?
        (excepting the source of the general outcry of course)

      • TheBeta

        4 years ago

        I unsubscribed for now. My obsession has shifted to Mass Effect for now. I was on the Progenitor.

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      4 years ago

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      • Freelancer Large Chief

        4 years ago

        RIP Marauder Shields.
        ;_;7
        Nevar 4get

      • TheBeta

        4 years ago

        It's too soon for me to find this funny. Need to cry now.

    • Sibwarra208 DovahTubs

      4 years ago

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      • Sibwarra208 DovahTubs

        4 years ago

        One of your stick figures reskinned to just a generic sith. :)

      • TheBeta

        4 years ago

        Looks good. Who is it?

    • Delta

      4 years ago

      Ugh, ponies... really? I'm ashamed I checked in...

      • TheBeta

        4 years ago

        Watch the first 5 episodes or so. Let me know if you still feel ashamed.

    • SuperPriv4te

      4 years ago

      By the way, you know that pony cartoon you go on about a lot? I've started to watch through it bit by bit

      It's all right.

      • TheBeta

        4 years ago

        Let me know when you're addicted.

    • Evibear

      4 years ago

      In reply to TheBeta:

      Oh. Right. I derped. Yeah, I'll message that to you when I decide on it all. smile.png

    • Evibear

      4 years ago

      In reply to TheBeta:

      What kind of details? confused.png

    • Evibear

      4 years ago

      Would you maybe think about drawing me an MLP avatar at some point? :S

    • JJBrazman

      4 years ago

      Beta!

      I'm sorry that I missed your birthday; I only just got internet access. How are you?

    • SuperPriv4te

      4 years ago

      Now let me see, I know I've got something somewhere...

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      And yes, you are having to sharing it with two other people I'm afraid. smiley0.gif

    • zebrahead101

      4 years ago

      I like love how you draw MLP!.. Just sayin' smiley0.gifsmiley12.gif

      • zebrahead101

        4 years ago

        Oh wow, well - at least you pay attention to detail!..

      • TheBeta

        4 years ago

        I suppose. Send a detailed message with everything from cutie marks to eye colour. smiley8.gif

      • zebrahead101

        4 years ago

        Are you takin' request right now? Just curious!..

      • TheBeta

        4 years ago

        Thanks. smiley1.gif

    • MissZahrah

      4 years ago

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    • TheRecreator

      4 years ago

      Regarding the Minecraft subway system, how would you like me to connect your quarry to the new platform? I can make a bridge from your staircase to a platform access tunnel, dig an access tunnel from nearby your surface access area, or just leave the place alone. I got the impression from your (*cough*) wanton destruction of public infrastructure (that stone staircase outside your mine) that you'd prefer your privacy, but since the point of the subway is to interconnect...

      And speaking of privacy, would you like your castle to be connected to the rail system?

    • Leo

      4 years ago

      I do; I don't even know how I got in that group TBH... I must have thought it was a FR

    • Leo

      4 years ago

      I want a ponyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    • royalguard_2

      4 years ago

      i love you pic alot

    • royalguard

      4 years ago

      i like it alot all the pics iv seen this one wins

    • Drazsyr

      4 years ago

      Yes. It was important.

    • royalguard

      4 years ago

      u have the best pic iv seen did you make it your shelf

    • Drazsyr

      4 years ago

      NO!

    • ZetaEtaTheta

      4 years ago

      Boredom, mostly. smiley6.gifsmiley4.gif

    • ZetaEtaTheta

      4 years ago

      Now stop saying my name isn't a real one:

      www.behindthename.com/name/kelsey

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    • Sibwarra208 DovahTubs

      4 years ago

      (Leo sent me here via journal, you can thank him for that :P)
      What up. Great work on the comics, pretty funny stuff.
      Also laughed pretty hard at some of your other images, like the back to the future stick'd stuff.
      You've earned a watcher.

    • Leo

      4 years ago

      Well I hope that increases. I do thoroughly enjoy your stuff!

    • Leo

      4 years ago

      What about readers via your website?

    • Leo

      4 years ago

      Are you going to be putting your comics in print form?

    • Leo

      4 years ago

      Makes sense. When I originally saw your comment I wasn't too sure of what it meant.

      I hope your viewers increase and your watchers. I loved the image over one. I totally tried.

    • Leo

      4 years ago

      You didn't remind me! Anyway.... roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=2759088

    • Leo

      4 years ago

      Will you do me a favor and remind me tomorrow to do a journal on your comics? I want to get some exposure for you!

    • Jalnor Teal Ranger

      4 years ago

      Okay, we'll soon know how we can work this. I'm designing a whole new lot of content and a whole new site system (it'll go live under a new subdirectory that I may or may not call Delta) and then we'll see about adding formatting and proper code to it as and when the right ideas come to us.
      Faith's a tad busy this week, but when she's next up here, she'll probably be able to get some initial processing done to it and we can try to hook up with you on Skype to confer and work together.

    • Jalnor Teal Ranger

      4 years ago

      Sorry about the multi-month silence, how're things going up there? I'm still getting settled into the West Midlands, but I'm trying to get business going. Faith and I are looking at some ideas for the Mk2 Oscouna (well, technically, the Mk4 but hey) and I'm wondering if you want to be aboard for this smile.png

    • Yaini

      4 years ago

      Sorry, I've got work till 10:30 tomorrow night. By the time I get home and get my shit ready for school, I'm gonna be done.

      I'm also away in Edinburgh this weekend so I won't be online.

    • Ultradude

      4 years ago

      Ok I know.....but in honesty, I was just really saying hi

    • Ultradude

      4 years ago

      Hey there!

    • Ultradude

      4 years ago

      Ok thanks.....hope you'll think of adding me, if not its all good ;)

    • Ultradude

      4 years ago

      Cool.....I keep trying to figure out which AI is which when they are shown in season 6 of red vs blue. Would you know by any chance?

    • Ultradude

      4 years ago

      Hi there....is your profile "thebeta" based off the rvb AI?

    • niriall THE META

      4 years ago

      Why not?

    • niriall THE META

      4 years ago

      I got to hug Deadpool. Be jealous.
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    • DocRossim

      4 years ago

      Ah yes, I remember that episode of Q.I.
      Very good analogy there, thanks for reminding me of that smiley1.gif

    • Drazsyr

      4 years ago

      Well what else was I gonna do?

    • DocRossim

      4 years ago

      I did indeed know that dogs can associate images with objects, as well as words (lead, walk, ball, etc.) they're just not capable of making human sounds, although they do seem to have a unique language that is different than that of wolves and which appears to be tailored for humans to understand better -- point being we have no idea if they could recognise numbers and shapes like Alex since there's no way of them telling us, and since they have no hands we have no way of knowing if they could use . I think birds must be able to recognise pictures though -- my parrot sings to the television and to drawings* of people as if they were real... then again, he seems to think that feet have a life of their own so who knows.

      *as in good drawings, not stick figures.

      Anyway, yes, lots of animals with what could be emerging intelligence, so lots of potential, just needs something that had all the factors and there you go, second sapient species.

    • DocRossim

      4 years ago

      Ah, I see, so it was part factual and part science fiction -- I have seen a "mockumentary" on "what if dinosaurs survived" suggesting that they might have evolved into creatures like us and that they might use other species of dinosaur like cattle according to their type.

      Birds are descended from dinosaurs, and a lot of them are pretty smart (crows, for example) and it's shown that although they can't form sentences, some parrots are capable of understanding words. Video Article

    • DocRossim

      4 years ago

      Many species are on the verge of sapience/sentience -- whales and dolphins show signs of it, but without limbs they can't build anything and we can't decipher their language; the great apes are as close to human levels of intelligence as we can see in land animals, and there are some remarkably intelligent birds, and there's even signs of larger brains and intelligent behaviour in manta rays, so I think a second species emerging with human levels of intelligence (or greater) is a distinct possibility; a human-like body is less likely, but conceivable since there are many advantages to opposable thumbs.

      Where did you see about dinosaurs being on the verge of sentience? I read that there is an idea that if a dinosaur developed a civilisation we could be completely unaware of it since no trace of their buildings or technology could survive the millions of years since they existed, but no one has ever mentioned any evidence that intelligent dinosaurs might have existed...

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    • DocRossim

      4 years ago

      Good answers. By "always been there" I meant what if they had evolved alongside humans and we met them earlier in our history.

      As for cross-species relationships: I always found it odd that humans could breed with aliens in Star Trek, so I wondered what people might think about a separate species that actually originated from Earth. For me that would depend on how different to us they were, I think. If they were a lot like us in appearance, like the aliens from Star Trek and Alien Nation, then I think more people would accept that kind of thing, even though they couldn't produce viable offspring, but many would still think it was wrong; but if they were very different -- like the shrimp aliens in that recent film, district nine or whatever -- then it would probably be considered wrong by most people.

    • AgentZ

      4 years ago

      yeah....its all cool. plus you have the same name as me chris lol! Go figure.

    • AgentZ

      4 years ago

      whoops....sorry....I clicked the friend request button b4 I red your profile. sorry....but it sucks, cause I really like raichu

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