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I am testing out a live blog of the 2011 Hood to Coast run for this year. The following live blog is only a test. Stay tuned for the real Hood to Coast: The Outlaws and Inlaws live blog in 2 weeks.
There are many game-design related topics—too many to cover in a post or 1-hour workshop. I will nonetheless cover a handful of core topics:
I could write all about this, but I think it’s better to use visuals (especially considering how Scratch is virtually all graphics). For that reason see my PowerPoints:
alert("Help Me!!! I'm trapped in an alert box!");
prompt("What's Your Sign?", "Neon");
confirm("Can I move on now?");
The three objects introduced yesterday were:
Let’s just cut to the chase. One Word: Desmond-centric!
Oh, that and “Bring on the bagpipes, brutha!”
According to Darlton (the producers: Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse), this week’s episode of LOST, titled “Sundown” is about the time given for the folks in the temple to surrender. Up until now, most genres have been played out in this wonderful show: the mystery, action, romance, horror, sci-fi, and now…the western. It seems the idea might be taken from the ’57 film, Decision at Sundown; either that or other similar westerns (High Noon, etc.)
It looks like MIB (Man in Black, aka Flocke: Faux Locke, aka the Lockeness Monster) and a wigged out Claire are heading for a showdown at the temple, and the other others (including Sayid, Miles, Dogan, and the rest) have until Sundown to surrender the fort.
As we rush headlong into the finale for the best television show of all time (and I will gladly defend the honor of LOST to anyone), let’s pause and cherish the last few episodes. Let’s not be in such a hurry to get answers that we fail to enjoy the mystery.
Let’s not forget to savor the character development. When was the last show to have such richly drawn characters as the hotpocket toting, lottery-winning, dharma van jump-starting, I see dead people Hugo Reyes?
Some day–not far from now–we’ll miss the eager anticipation we had each week to find out if we’ll hear the godzilla-like rumblings of the smoke monster, or debate over the water cooler if Henry Gale is really an other, or ponder the meaning of Jack’s tatoo, or even choose sides as to who Kate will end up with (come on, you know you did that once upon a time). In under half a year, we’ll no longer share Charley’s (excuse me, Cholly’s) interogative: “where are we?” You’ll be sad; you’ll compare every other show to LOST only to find them sorely lacking. You’ll watch seasons of shows with some kind of twist languish on because their writers won’t have the guts to end the show .
No, you’ll wish you could go back to that time of wonder, but it will be tougher than convincing the Oceanic six to return. Then, you’ll fondly recall this moment.
Before I post all the files, I want to thank all who attended my workshop. We gathered quite the range of experience. I had so much fun, and I appreciated the input you gave. I hope you take more SuperQuest courses in the future.
Here you go folks!