27 November 2011 - Snappy multi-liners

posted 27th Nov 2011, 3:55 AM

27 November 2011 - Snappy multi-liners
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27th Nov 2011, 3:55 AM

Lich_Barrister

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One of the many tricky questions for the director of "Macbeth" is whether or not you put the ghost of Banquo on stage.

If your actor is fabulous - and you have an audience that knows the play, which is pretty likely at this point - then you're as well off with not putting Banquo into some quickchange blood and mayhem victim makeup and having the crowd's responses to Macbeth getting freaked out actually register. It's not easy to have their reactions make an impact when a corpse is capering about.

But if you've not quite a stellar "Macbeth" (or one who can most everything except act freaked), or a makeup artist who is exceptional, or your fake blood budget is as high as your cleaning budget, or you'll be doing shows on Hallowe'en, then you really should have the ghost on stage.

LEGO minifigs aren't quite expressive enough in these sorts of shots to make the lack of a ghost work, methinks. If you did up an extensive montage-type layout with lots of closeups and macro shots, then it probably could work.

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27th Nov 2011, 4:21 PM

Lich_Barrister

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And, I should noted, we have a messenger here... From the Great Beyond!

The message is simple - consider yo'self haunted.

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27th Nov 2011, 10:56 PM

BrickVoid

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I should say, Lich forgetting his own messengers ... Uhh ... *dramatic pause*

*head explodes!*

(I'll post when there's another strip or I can pull myself together again! :D)

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28th Nov 2011, 6:30 AM

Capt. Redstorm

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"Never shake thy glory locks at me!" What a, in this case, unintentionally hilarious line. More like "Never shake thy glory 'fo at me!" Am I right? Also, lich, I mean ghost clowns are the worst. Tough luck, Banquo.

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28th Nov 2011, 3:44 PM

Bricks of the Dead

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That's some fine ghost effect you've got going there.

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28th Nov 2011, 9:55 PM

Lich_Barrister

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@Redstorm - I've a joke in mind for the hair. Funny enough, I'd planned to use the red Exo-Force hair but couldn't find it, so I went clown. Once you go clown, you never go back.

And "glory locks" is a funny misreading. If I were to have an all "Barbershop" version of Mackers, that'd be the one I'd go with!

@Brickvoid - I hope you recover your cranium soon. Maybe a joke or two will help?

@BOTD - Thank ye, kind sir. Not even sure I can recall all the effects offhand - I think I copied the figure, went gaussian on it (and some sort of shiny effect?) and then pasted over the copy which I made half-opaque and then his "oilify" to make it look kinda daubed. It took _way_ too long for the effect, but I'm still pleased by the effect.
...and now that I look at it again, I kinda wish I'd done it for all frames rather than just as he "materialized" to Macbeth's eyes. Ah, well.

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