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Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Gentlemen,

I need pngs of cat heads in hats.

Military hats.

Silly hats.

Cowboy hats.

Any hats.

I need your cats with hats.

Everyone.

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Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Glorious.

I also want North Koreans in hats.

Also Derek.

I want a picture of you in a hat.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Can someone also link the SFD victory banner/sig they always use?

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Grand Prize Winner posted:

Is there a quick 'what the gently caress is going on' primer somewhere? Because seriously what the gently caress is going on?

Like, there was gonna be a spaceship game and now everyone's pissed off?

Working on it.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

You'd think transparent explosion gifs would be lying around all over the place.

Nope.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Can someone find me a picture of that Slavik RSI brown sea mod's avatar's source?

NVM found it

Bootcha fucked around with this message at 06:28 on Oct 27, 2015

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Grand Prize Winner posted:

Is there a quick 'what the gently caress is going on' primer somewhere? Because seriously what the gently caress is going on?

Like, there was gonna be a spaceship game and now everyone's pissed off?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeVuMMf-jyQ

Hey reddit, archive this.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

I've got tone.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

I see Derek is testing Star Citizen PvP system.

Backers complained that they didn't want to lose their ships to ramming, scamming, and/or asshattering.

So the development team listened.

Currently, PvP is conducted via litigation, court orders, and lawsuits.

Please report any bugs and feedback you may have on the PvP system.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Too close for missiles. Switching to guns.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Requesting: Goonrathi Search and Rescue logo (1).

For what-now-must-be obvious purposes.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer


The flotation ring logo's what I'm looking for, yeah.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Amun Khonsu posted:

Seems Karl has been a busy bee.


Hahahahaha.

Hey Karl. Let me vette.

I got a WC FMV helmet prop. A gift from Lesnick for making sure he was comfortable and welcome in Austin. poo poo I still have his wife's desert plants she game me too.
I asked CR about his movie industry credentials at the GDC reveal. Somehow, that seems pertinent.
I was there all day and night at the 24 hour "end-of-funding" (hahaha) livestream. I provided the champagne, CR's milk for his espresso, and several other food runs to keep everyone going.
I'm in the picture of "The Pledge". You remember this thing?

I did the stage management at the first CitCon in Austin alongside Viewmaster.
I was on Wingman's Hangar. And I did a lot of production assistance whenever they needed it.
Dr. Hawk interviewed me long long long ago, ID'ed as one of THE INVESTORS. It was no big deal back then.
I AM THE ONE WHO LAMPS.

I was, and still am to a certain extent, one of the spergiest Wing Commander spergs. I kinda consider myself Patient Zero to this whole Star Citizen thing.

And yet I feel something is wrong. Something wrong enough to warrant action.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

KiddieGrinder posted:

What's with the green and red X's?

Green X's were non-CIG people. One was a 10k backer from Florida.

Red X's are former CIG people.

Also, for fun, the gf and I made halloween cupcakes.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

FIRING!

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

sincx posted:

I always find it amazing that Croberts got enough money to get into actual space but wasted it all.

You're thinking of Garriott. I met him with Lesnick and the WC CIC crew. Nice guy.

And I would totally spend all my money to go into space and live on the ISS for a spell.

As for his kickstarter project, dunno, haven't heard peep, but I keep getting build updates in my email. So something steady and good must be happening.

EDIT: Oh, GOT enough money to go into space. nvm

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

fuzzknot posted:

RED WALDORF CUPCAKES

CREAM CHEESE ICING

Oh, and one more thing. Karl? gently caress right the hell off.



Or in non-SC shitposting terms.

:glomp:

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Cheatum the Evil Midget posted:

Shawarma is drat fine but banh mi is objectively the best of all possible sandwiches

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Karl_Ramseier posted:

Now I spilled my coffee over the whole bed.
That's him with the espresso!

So they got their early investors to play the waiters? That's perhaps why people spend thousands of dollars on spaceship pics. "Here, please sign this contract. Ah yes the money, thanks. Now please could you serve me an espresso? And go buy some beer."

If this is real, you're the biggest idiot I ever came across. I can't stop laughing. But hey this raess guy in the forum tend to believe you, perhaps I should tell him about this new discovery.

Ok, let's get this straight:
A public picture is proof for you being an investor? That might be enough for DS, but not for me. Why don't you show us the signed contract? This shouldn't matter anyway after you identified yourself and acknowledged that Sandi is a racist motherfucking bitch.
If they don't slap you in the face for what you did here they never ever won't.
But please just bring me the milk, would you?

Yes, idiots and faith in Star Citizen tend to overlap. I won't deny I was a bit enthusiastic, but I like to think that the early days of production was a cooperative existence where everyone pitched in to help where they can, even if it was just a simple run to the corner shop.

But I suppose my evidence is circumstantial and vague at worst. I won't blame you for taking something said on an internet comedy forum at face value.

Best thing to do would be to ask Chris Roberts, Ortwin Freyermuth, Sandi Gardiner, David Swafford, Eric Peterson, Richard Garriott, Erin Roberts, Travis Day, Rob Irving, and/or Ben Lesnick. If you feel uncomfortable speaking to management, production, and/or design leads, then you can ask Pete Mackay, Michael Morlan, Chris Smith, Chris Olivia, James Pugh, Jenny Varner, Brendan Jackson, Jason Spangler, and/or Mark Skelton. Failing that, you can talk to Bluestreak, Dr. Hawk, Logante, Kimshadow, Wulf, and/or Manic if you're terrified of speaking to anyone of importance. If you don't want to know who you ask, just email CS with the subject "OMFG THIS GUY THINKS HE'S AN INVESTOR".

I invite you to speak to any of them as to my status as an investor. But I wouldn't wait long to do that.

Also don't ask the brown sea, my entire facade as an investor will crumble away and expose my inner nougaty house of lies I've built up for 3+ years if you do that. Don't tell them that some nerd on the internet claims to be an investor and he wants out. Don't tell them he's leaving because he's lost faith in CR's ability to deliver a product as well as verifying for himself some allegations leveled at CIG by Derek Smart, the Escapist, and other media outlets. Don't tell them it's not too late to reconsider the amount of wealth they've put into this product.

Don't tell them to ask questions.

That would be horrible.

And un-Citizen-like.

PAAAAAAAAAAARP

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Ragequit posted:

I'd hide/delete my LinkedIn/Facebook page if some weirdos decided to go in to stalker/research mode too. Jesus Christ man, who cares where she went to school?

Paladinus posted:

You are not the face of a $95 million game.

I'm going to side with Ragequit on this one. Internet weirdos going into stalker/research mode is a good reason to utterly close up LinkedIn/Facebook. No one is required to share that information themselves on public media.

However, her qualifications may/will be subject to legal inquiry if it gets to that point. Provided they are done in a legal manner, Derek has his right to verify those qualifications to build his case.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Eonwe posted:

bootcha do you want to hang out at my place for the launch party of being off work for the day one night? you can bring me champagne

no but you can come down to Austin and I'll drown you in BBQ and beer and high west whiskey/burbon

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Eonwe posted:

ok ill pay for my own bbq and beer and bourbon tho

some austin bbq sounds good as f right now

i live in dallas

we have some good bbq, but still not austin level

At some point I need to go up to Dallas and get new hockey skates.

Do they still have Aladdin's Castle at Valley View?

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Goonettes and Gentlegoons, in preparation for my last, final, Star Citizen video, I have one thing to ask of you.

Your screeching, nails-on-chalkboard, horrific, out-of-tune, dying cat, terrible singing voice.

Please turn your attention to this audio file, Guideline.mp3
https://www.dropbox.com/s/f7sfrtqzzblfdgw/Guideline.mp3?dl=0

See where I'm going?

Awhile ago in the Goonrathi forums I was going to put this together, during more optimistic times, but it got shelved. Now, I think it a fitting end to my involvement with Star Citizen.

If you would like to participate, please select a line from the lyrics below, record it in mp3 format, upload it to a dropbox, and post me the address to download.

If you do record a line, please include one chours and one 3x chourus.

Should you need a backing track, turn to this youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfxyJZ0ry7k

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

ShredsYouSay posted:

Yes and yes. So I need to apply chorus filters?

No, there'll be enough people singing.

Madcosby posted:

It's even sadder that Bootcha thinks a proper response to this is spending hours making songs about star citizen.

Yes, I am abursdist. Parody is a great way to criticize without breaking NDA.

Bootcha fucked around with this message at 18:14 on Nov 3, 2015

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Drewjitsu posted:

Do you have all of the old Goonrathi voices?

Yup, I think so, will have to check the old thread and re-manage all the downloads. Most of them will still feature. Depending on what I get new.

G0RF posted:

This is gold, Bootcha-- but seriously, why so short? It really does seem like you could throw some extra stanzas in there and really make this the epic goodbye to the dream it deserves to be.

I'll still take a shot at this, though. You should post lyrics in so its easier for us to follow along.

I'll post lyrics later today.

As for length, I abide by "Never overstay your welcome". Short, crisp, and to the point. Plus it makes managing the project easier when all you have is a minute plus worth of video to edit.

And ruining a song that would otherwise praise SC is worth it.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

While we wait to release the blogs of war...

An oldie but goodie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykXCSubgaYI

In this case you can change the lyrics to

Derek Smart! Derek Smart!
Let my jpegs go!

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

quote:



I think I'd like to know more about Karl's knowledge about covering up criminal acts.

Money well spent indeed.

"$97 million dollar stretch goal: We're tired of non-believers. With this milestone in fundraising, we'll hire experts on data purging, assassination, and fraud to ensure we are not at fault for anything."

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Got a few good voice clips for the requiem video. Keep 'em coming folks.

Oh, right. Forgot to check the thread weather.

DEREK POST SOMETHING

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

El Grillo posted:

Post dem lyrics, boy. Make it easy for us.


G0RF posted:

Did you post lyrics? Hook us up!


CrazyLoon posted:

You can just listen to it by ear and sing along into the mic, while getting the music from his guide.mp3 via headphones. It's how I did it for my take. Although I will admit, I used to sing in a choir and as backvocals so...maybe it would be easier for others.

Here you go.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5jnwm967wxm643v/Lyrics.txt?dl=0

Note: I have changed some of the third verse lyrics.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Mirificus posted:

Karl doesn't seem to like the that your existence threatens to collapse their worldview Bootcha.



They can believe what they want at this point.

In the end, every nerd wants to be right. I wanted to be right about nothing being wrong and Smart being full of horseshit. I wanted to be right about SC being a big success and making me a good chunk of change in the process.

But when you step away from the sepia fuzzy glasses, and ask questions that should have an expected answer (but don't), that's when that sucking sound starts to be audible.

And that's why I can say I was wrong, and I'm doing something to correct it.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer


Investor sighting.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

I pledged

To keep the shitposting going.

I may never get a Derek's Smarties, but at least I'll have a Grimey Drawer.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

In non-shitposting news, thanks all for the audio files so far.

I currently need some specific parts.

The HOTAS line.
Pretty much the entire 3rd stanza.
More :gary: PAAAAAAAAARP

For those that missed it:

The guideline track is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f7sfrtqzzblfdgw/Guideline.mp3?dl=0
The Lyrics are here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5jnwm967wxm643v/Lyrics.txt?dl=0
The best background tempo music track is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhzc6s94YXw

D_Smart, if you would like to participate, I think you know what line I'd like you to do (Hint: After the third stanza).

Also, if someone knows illectro, please let him know as well.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Spaced God posted:

Bootcha what good food places would you recommend in and around Austin? I've been meaning to get around there since I moved down to TX

Franklin's is a pilgrimage.
Snow's can be hit or miss.
Schoeppe's is consistently good.
Stubbs is okay.
Black's is meh.
Stile's is surprisingly good.
County Line is good too.
Bert's has the biggest swing of good to meh.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

2DCAT posted:

Franklins is good, but ain't nobody got time for that line.

Yeah, it's why I say it's a pilgrimage. You have to set aside an hour or two to get it.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Dark Off posted:

hey bootcha you haventh told us where we should send these horrible screeches.
I dont want the whole world to hear my goofy singin voice :(

Put'em on a dropbox and either PM me, or post'em here.

And the whole world IS going to hear your goofy singing.

HOTAS line is covered.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

Dark Off posted:

well i posted it in comment section of the guideline.mp3

Can't see it, post the link in the lyrics comments.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

The old, bad, Hollywood habits are coming home to roost.

Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

I think the worst, most telling barometer in this whole thing is who Chris Roberts has chased away from his old Origin/DA posse.

Eric Peterson, with him at the beginning at Origin, at DA, with CIG. Left.
Travis Day, son of the Elder Day, long time Origin and DA and CIG. Left.
Martin Galway, Origin and DA. Forced to leave.
George Oldziey, Origin, didn't even get so much as a sideways glance after 6 months.
Rob Irving, Origin, left shortly after Eric.

These were the guys that backed CR and his project, or at least signed on slightly later saying "I'm sure we can do this".

I never really talked to Tony, he was always busy when I was at the Austin office. I can't imagine what's going through his head, should the downsizing/obsolescence of the Austin office come true.

As I've been finding out, the echoes of my own investigation got around and I've been hearing from other ex-Origin folks who knew CR to be a Hollywood wanna-be and what's happening is kinda close to what development went through with WC4.

Beyond actors looking for work, I can't think of any Hollywood-era CR folks backing him up.

Lesnick is the only one I can think of from Origin days that still stands beside CR. Considering how much of his life he's dedicated to keeping Wing Commander semi-relevant, both in material preservation and the CIC site itself, I'm not sure he can tear himself away from the project. He moved from Maryland to Austin to LA in the span of 3 years, all while getting married. I can't imagine Ben and Alexis are comfortable. Honestly, I think he's as fed up with this project as I am. But he's the nerd jester in CR's court, being told to dance. And he will, it's a job.

It's all just... poo poo.

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Bootcha
Nov 13, 2012

Truly, the pinnacle of goaltending


Grimey Drawer

SneakyFrog posted:

Do you even play hockey yo? How is that cat not dead from hockey fumes?

Cats love hockey stink. They rub that poo poo in their fur.

And then barf in the bag.

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