Thread: Taffers' Tavern - WELCOME / INTRODUCTIONS - & General Random CHAT Thread

Taffers' Tavern - WELCOME / INTRODUCTIONS - & General Random CHAT Thread

  1. #1951
    Ohhh! Weather talk. I like it.
    It's 1C in Saint Petersburg. Traditional nasty February thaw. The sky is light grey, the ground is muddy grey, well... everything is grey. I think that Februaries here are very poetic and suicidal.

    Originally Posted by FrankCSIS
    A side, shameless bit of pride, a huge chunk of the special effects, including all the visual effects on the stunning floor, were Montreal-made.
    As far as I know, many specialists from Cirque du Soliel worked on the opening ceremony, and Cirque du Soleil is Canadian-based. I always want to visit one of their performances, but miss it somehow... It's good that they come here on tours often.

  2. #1952
    Cirque du Soleil is Canadian? I never knew that! I guess I just assumed they were... French. -_-

    It's very telling when you describe the weather as poetic and suicidal. I remember winters in NY being just like that. I should send everyone experiencing winter blues a care package. It will contain hibiscus flowers, a sombrero, a sunlamp, and a bottle of tequila.

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    Originally Posted by Derpette
    Cirque du Soleil is Canadian? I never knew that! I guess I just assumed they were... French. -_-
    Probably French Canadian.
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  4. #1954
    Originally Posted by Derpette
    It's very telling when you describe the weather as poetic and suicidal. I remember winters in NY being just like that. I should send everyone experiencing winter blues a care package. It will contain hibiscus flowers, a sombrero, a sunlamp, and a bottle of tequila.
    I would definitely need one of the packages. It seems I have a seasonal depression - it starts at the beginning of February each year.
    But Februaries and Novembers are a bit hard on the nerves here. We have 60 sunny days a year, and none of them happen in these months.

  5. #1955
    Originally Posted by Master Taffer
    Probably French Canadian.
    Probs. I forget how French Montreal still is. It's really cool to see how parts of North and South America are still so heavily influenced by whoever founded the area. (Like how Brazilians speak Portuguese, and the size difference between Brazil and Portugal is staggering.)

    As for winter blues, I genuinely do recommend a sunlamp. They help with the gloominess, aka seasonal affective disorder. Or you can sell all your belongings, quit your job, and move to someplace sunny! Olé!

  6. #1956
    This may be kinda weird, but I enjoy the Winter months. I kinda like waking up and going to do stuff while it's still dark, and I find the rain relaxing. I prefer night to day as well.

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    I rather enjoy the winter months for not making me feel guilty for going into cosy mode and watching films on a day off. Apart from that, I just need winter to kick my ass into appreciating the summer properly.

    I like the sound of that care package.

  8. #1958
    Originally Posted by spyhopping
    I rather enjoy the winter months for not making me feel guilty for going into cosy mode and watching films on a day off. Apart from that, I just need winter to kick my ass into appreciating the summer properly.

    I like the sound of that care package.
    Cozy mode is BEST MODE. And, it is good to live in a place which has balanced seasons.


    And I promise you, if I ever win the lotto, my plans have always been to start a winter care package website that sends cheery gifts to people in the snowy months. So yeah if you could just mail me a winning lotto ticket that would be great.

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    I like ALL the seasons tbh... I thrive on 'change'.
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    your comments make me think of an old song. I like watching the rain, and it seems that people are more reflective in winter. in the summer.. I hate flip-flops

    Pink Floyd song "time" where gilmour say :

    "
    Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
    You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
    Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
    Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.
    Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain."

    BTW i rebuilding the original LGS the sword converted as well for Unreal , what do you think ? is the same map , orginal , but the orginal is a bit nude,naked...(i can say naked ?) i'm talking about the rooms...after this you can continue to watch the rain

    constantine house , converted fo unreal (it will work with Thief 4 also if EM give us the editor)

  11. #1961
    Winter seems to be pretty bad for you guys in the northern hemisphere. It's summer where I am and I've never even seen snow. But hey, I suppose there's always positives and negatives to every season.

    Hawk:
    I really like that shot of Constantine's mansion using the unreal engine. It doesn't look that much different than the original, minus the colours of course.

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    Hi , ape beast , i leaved for you a "Idromele" somewhere , in that rooms

    to me here , is always sunny. in rome..i saw the snow 3 times..in my life

    is the same map. i've converted the orginal , same geometry ( for purist )
    my geometry is too much complex. this is what LGS made in 1998.
    a nice work...TDP is my pref game.

    what i really liked is the balcony...
    i tried do not emphatize to much the colours , but i have imaginated that map in the afternoon
    i used only the torches light like the orginal... in the same places
    btw Thief is a fantasy...or if we want we can say that it is based on greek mithology , the Satyr and the dryad , well this is satyr balcony





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  13. #1963
    Ah, an inn. I want the finest wines available to humanity, I want them here and I want them now!

    And cake. Just bring out the cake.
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    I can't stand winter because of the heating bills.

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    Funny, I pay way less to heat my place than to keep it cool.

    Consequentially, I hate summer...
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  16. #1966
    Originally Posted by auricgoldfinger
    I can't stand winter because of the heating bills.
    Ah, this problem.. If you live up north your heating bills suck, if you live down south your cooling bills suck. I wonder, is it better or worse to live somewhere in the middle?

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    Originally Posted by Derpette
    Ah, this problem.. If you live up north your heating bills suck, if you live down south your cooling bills suck. I wonder, is it better or worse to live somewhere in the middle?
    No, because then both suck.
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  18. #1968
    Originally Posted by Derpette
    Ah, this problem.. If you live up north your heating bills suck, if you live down south your cooling bills suck. I wonder, is it better or worse to live somewhere in the middle?
    In the middle are both, one in winter, and one in summer.

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    Paying less to heat a house is UNHEARD of here in the upper midwest. It's simply a mathematical impossibility.

    Consider a 100 degree summer day. Lowering your house/apartment/condo to a comfortable 70 degrees is a net cooling of 30 degrees.

    Consider one of our infamous MINUS 10 degree winter days. To heat your house to a balmy 70 degrees requires an 80 degree change.

    Furnaces work much harder than air-conditioners in the northern U.S....and seeing kilowatts generally cost the same in both seasons, winters will hit your pocketbook 2 to 3 times harder than the summer. And that is considering a day-by-day comparison. Seeing our winters are longer than our summers, makes it that much more money-sapping.

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    Originally Posted by Miss Ann Thrope
    Paying less to heat a house is UNHEARD of here in the upper midwest. It's simply a mathematical impossibility.
    I live in the upper midwest. I pay less to heat my house than I do to keep it cool. I live on the third floor, have a ton of electronics running near constantly, am acclimated to a sub arctic climate, and i have a fire place that I use. I only have to turn the furnace on when it gets -15 F.

    You really should lay off the hyperbole.
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    My bf recently purchased a property in Spain. We plan to live there for six months during the British winter; and then return in the summer.... starting next year.
    I seriously can't wait... I feel starved of sunshine.
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    As far as being acclimated to the cold, that doesn't cut it. Even if you kept your apartment at a bone-chilling 55 degrees in the winter, you would use more kilowatts than if you cooled your apt. to 55 degrees in the summer.

    Fireplace? Hmmmm. Rules out an apartment, i guess. 3rd floor of someone else's house? More than likely. You never said you sponged off of other's heat. Now that's a different story.

    Looks like you have an exceptional situation. Might I suggest that in the future you put forth all facts before making a statement that is, 99.99% of the time, patently false (for we upper midwest homeowners.)

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    By being acclimated to the cold it means I neither have to turn on my furnace or air conditioning. I don't turn my furnace on at all in the winter unless it's viciously cold.

    I have an apartment with a fireplace. The electric bill is 100% mine. Once again, it'd be better for you to stop assuming things.
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  24. #1974
    Originally Posted by Miss Ann Thrope

    Consider a 100 degree summer day. Lowering your house/apartment/condo to a comfortable 70 degrees is a net cooling of 30 degrees.

    Consider one of our infamous MINUS 10 degree winter days. To heat your house to a balmy 70 degrees requires an 80 degree change.
    Huh.. I never thought of it like that! Yet another reason why winter is such an inconvenient season, haha. just kidding... to each their own.

    I do love summer, but I just wish it wasn't so damn humid here. -_- I already have mold attempting to colonize on my windows. Half this state is built on a swamp.. Guyz pls send fans, will exchange for coconuts thx <3

    In other news, anyone else have to work on release day?

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    Nothing heats up a Canadian winter like good music and a great gal.

    Summer, however, will be the death of me!
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