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× Welcome to one of the oldest board game communities on the Internet. That may sound like hyperbole but it really is true.

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03 Nov 2010 05:11 #78362 by Shapeshifter
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My avater is the main protagonist of Terry Gilliam's weird masterpiece "Brazil", a sort of 1984 on acid.
I saw this as a kid and the movie had a massive impact on me.
It was one of the first times I saw an auteurs-movie that allowed a direct insight into the brains of a mad genius. It was like a whole world opened and suddenly I didn't feel alone in my absurd fantasies.
It triggered my ambition to make a living of my own creative thoughts, altought I only realised that years later.

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03 Nov 2010 08:18 #78368 by jur
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Hell yeah!

Brazil is absolutely one of teh most amazing movies I ever saw and it had a massive impact on me too. I think I was about 16 or 17 and it just totally clicked. The great storyline, the artwork (the samurai monster, the shoe-turned-hat, the design of the christmas present doled out is genius), the details like the typist recording a torture and indeed the mask worn by the torturer.

It's so very Gilliam, although much darker than most other things he's done.

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03 Nov 2010 13:57 #78420 by OldHippy
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One of the reasons Brazil is so damned good, although I like Gilliam's other stuff too, is that he had the script brushed up by Tom Stoppard who added some real gems into the humour...

Sam: Remember me to Alison and the twins.
Jack: Triplets.
Sam: Triplets? God, how time flies.

Great lines, very revealing, and without being expository in any way.

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03 Nov 2010 14:23 #78429 by jur
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As to Tom Stoppard, if you are ever in the position to see his play Arcadia, do so! It works at different levels and ties them all together. Brilliant, funny, and one of the best explanations and discussions of physics, art and human relations I have seen.

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03 Nov 2010 15:17 #78442 by Ancient_of_MuMu
Jur wrote:

As to Tom Stoppard, if you are ever in the position to see his play Arcadia, do so! It works at different levels and ties them all together. Brilliant, funny, and one of the best explanations and discussions of physics, art and human relations I have seen.

My wife and I saw Arcadia when we had just left school and she was making money doing a menial data entry job with the dregs of humanity and it resulted in one of the most memorable exchanges in our lives:
Her: "I just saw this great play Arcadia last night."
Co-worker: "Oh. What's it about?"
Her: "The battle between the arts and the sciences."
Co-worker: "Who won?"

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10 Nov 2010 21:21 - 11 Nov 2010 07:49 #79151 by Mr. White
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Phil Lynott. Shooting the bird. Wearing a University of Texas shirt.

Hell yeah.
Last edit: 11 Nov 2010 07:49 by Mr. White.

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11 Nov 2010 09:50 #79203 by Schweig!
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You'll always be Jack Hooligan with the Guile avatar.

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11 Nov 2010 11:33 #79220 by JacobMartin
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I changed my avatar to that Sean guy from The Pogues because a) I wanted some Christmas spirit as the season to be unseemly approaches, and b) I wanted an avatar just as ugly as Barnes's.

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11 Nov 2010 11:53 #79223 by Michael Barnes
You picked a nicer image of Shane MacGowan than some of the others out there...there is much, much worse. Way back when I picked my BGG avatar, this was my second option:

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11 Nov 2010 12:03 #79226 by SuperflyPete
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An uncanny resemblance! :p

This guy looks like what's been in Keith Richard's colon for about 20 years!

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11 Nov 2010 12:17 #79229 by JacobMartin
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Michael Barnes wrote:

You picked a nicer image of Shane MacGowan than some of the others out there...there is much, much worse. Way back when I picked my BGG avatar, this was my second option:


But Barnes I tried so hard to out ugly your avatar... I'll have to think of something else once Christmas is over.

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22 Dec 2010 05:59 #82739 by mikko_r
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My avatar is the protagonist from the video game Another World AKA Out of This World from the time I still used to play video games. Perhaps not the best game ever, but the one I have the fondest memories of.

After having been lurking for a while I just recently registered here and thought to drop by to say Hi. I can't yet say how active I will be here, but if anything is on your mind feel free to contact me.

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22 Dec 2010 06:33 #82741 by Stephen Avery
So...My arch enemy resurfaces. This time in the form of Mikko_R. It has been a long time. A long long time indeed. I'm ready for you Mikko. This time the dance of death will come full circle...

Steve"poised to strike"Avery

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22 Dec 2010 06:34 #82742 by Stephen Avery
So...My arch enemy resurfaces. This time in the form of Mikko_R. It has been a long time. A long long time indeed. I'm ready for you Mikko. This time the dance of death will come full circle...

Steve"poised to strike"Avery

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22 Dec 2010 06:48 #82743 by mikko_r
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Now I'm scared. If you had replied just once I might feel safe, but writing the same reply twice is just too spooky.

But scared is good, now I'm sure not to let my guard down. Bring it on.

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