Tex

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  1. The main topic of the video is Wrong Way Corrigan himself, so I was attempting to just offer enough information about it to help tell the story. I'm essentially assuming that the audience isn't completely in the dark, but they don't know this specific story, so I wanted to tell it.
  2. So I'm gearing up to start producing YouTube videos, and I have a rough script idea that will be just challenging enough to give me good practice to see what else I can come up with. It's a solid historical piece, I've done some research on it, and it's an interesting story. My only problem is that I don't know if the script itself is interesting enough. To me, it seems a little too factual/documentary-ish for a quick history lesson. I had the idea of coming to the Forum itself to see if any writers out there would help critique my script to make sure that what I'm producing is quality. If people are interested, great, I'll leave the script here to see suggestions. If not, then oh well, I'll get somebody else to help. Thanks if you're willing!
  3. I do think that the humor can come out even more just based on how I inflect it, naturally there's a limit to just putting words down and then reading them again. I'm gonna do some tests later on to see if it'll work the way I hoped it would. Thanks!
  4. So it's like almost 2:30 in the morning where I live, and I was trying to fall asleep but I had one of those "eureka" moments so I literally just wrote a new version of the script down. I think it's way funnier, and it's completely different and more conversational than the first one. Let me know what you guys think. I essentially pictured myself literally sitting down in front of a microphone and repeating what I knew about the story from memory, and offering my thoughts on what the story is like. It's basically like I sat for a few minutes talking to somebody about it and just wrote it down. So it's extremely conversational, but I think it would be a unique style of narration to use, particularly with some slightly-humorous but still historical background footage to use too. Keep in mind that I wrote this in like fifteen minutes after two in the morning, so if there's typos, please forgive it.
  5. Overall, it's gonna be pretty generic stock footage, some vintage footage of barnstorming, and then of course pictures of the relevant people/planes, and maybe even a map or two depending on how ambitious I get. And the style you describe is indeed interesting, because I know even before doing this that a style akin to reading out of a textbook is never gonna sell. I can attempt to produce some more conversational-ish versions tomorrow.
  6. Howdy, everybody! Once again, it's time to show of what our community members have deemed to be the best the Kerbal Space Program forum has to offer. If you'd like to see last month's Threads of the Month, you can find it here. If you think that we've missed any important threads that should be recognized, don't hesitate to contact one of the site moderators and we can put them in the running for TOTM. I'd like to give special thanks to @diomedea, @Red Iron Crown, @Dman979, and @Vanamonde for helping pick this month's winners! Here is this month's very special TOTM badge: And now on to our winners this month! First off, we have a thread coming all the way from the Add-On Releases subforum. Have you ever wanted to see the exact locations your brave Kerbals will plummet haplessly into the ground float gently to the ground, safe and sound? Well, now you can, thanks to this lovely mod by @DennyTX! Our next thread comes from the Gameplay Questions & Tutorials subforum, interestingly enough. If math and general nerdy awesomeness is your thing (and come on, you play Kerbal Space Program. Of course it is), then you should definitely check out this thread, which has high quantities of awesome, nerdy, AND math. Congratulations, @Cunjo Carl! Next up, we set our Nostalgia cannons to "kill." Do you remember your very first post on these forums? If you do, post it in this awesome thread by @RA3236, and check out everybody else's as well! Have you ever wanted to build your own freaking telescope? Well, for some reason, @_Augustus_ was just so compelled, and is currently working on one. Way to go, bro, your kludginess is an example to us all. For our final thread this month, we ask two age-old questions: Do you love Kerbal Space Program? Well, we hope you do, and you should if you don't. But... Do you like Star Wars as well? If the answer to both questions was rightfully yes, then report down to @Jett_Quasar's thread immediately so you can check out his awesome STOCK Star Wars builds! And with that, we come to the end of yet another installment in Threads Of The Month. Be sure to let a moderator know of any thread you think is worthy of the title, and congratulations again to all our winners! It's always amazing to see what you guys come up with. It's what makes this forum such a special place for me personally, and many of the rest of us as well, I'm sure. Happy posting!
  7. Topic is in the title. I've been playing more of this game recently, and in fact I'm going to start making gaming videos with this game, nailing down techniques before I move to other games.
  8. It seems pretty clear to me, at least, that what SQUAD has defined is pretty clear. Heck, I'm a moderator and I'm out of luck because I bought the game after the date, but in 2013. It's not really that big of a deal.
  9. Welcome aboard! Nice to see a Mercury astronaut join us. No way that it could be somebody else from the internet just taking a picture off of the internet and using the name and all.
  10. Boo. How about @WinkAllKerb''?
  11. Preface: This is a random inspired idea, and as such is not fleshed out. I would like to see what the KSP community thinks about this idea and develop it further. I was looking at this thread for a co-op experience in KSP, which, as we all know, is a hassle to discuss and there are parties on both sides that argue that multiplayer in KSP is or simply is not possible. The main issue cited is that timewarping is a crucial component to KSP, because space missions take many months or years to complete. Without timewarping, nobody would want to go anywhere beyond Kerbin's atmosphere, save for a few cool wackos who would volunteer a week to do a Munar mission. My idea is this: What if we remove the time element from time-warping? The issue with current models for multiplayer play is when one player decides to timewarp while another person does not. These two players and their creations become de-synchronized and as such can't realistically interact with each other. BUT, if we allow the ability to double, triple, quadruple, and then up to 10,000x our velocities when in space to complete missions within reasonable play sessions, why not just have this warping not affect normal game time rate? Rather than "speeding up time" as the game currently does it for singleplayer, why not instead literally just boost the speed at which ships travel? If this concept is applied to each vessel individually, of course as well as any vessel docked to the warping one, one player's ship can "warp" to complete their missions while other players are unaffected. This does give possiblilty for players to grief one another by, for instance, causing a collision at 4x the normal speed of their vessel, or a player accidentally warping their space station when another player comes in to dock and either crashing into one another or speeding away from each other. And then that, of course, brings about questions about how to handle multi-player warping (with one such solution being a simple vote), but these are down the road from the base idea. TL;DR: Take the time out of time-warping and increase velocities rather than speeding up time.
  12. To change your title, click "Edit Profile" up in the top right corner of your own profile page, and it should be the very first option. The dots represent post count, but off the top of my head I can't remember how many posts correspond to dots or whatever. Edit: I think I was ninja'd twice. One from two hours ago. Probably one of my finest moments on these forums...
  13. @Mad Rocket Scientist got it pretty well. Links to products, services, and other websites without much in the way of extra words are dead giveaways. Sometimes they have names that are unusual for most users, like one or two letters repeated. Other times it will be completely gibberish, which can be pretty amusing.
  14. Howdy, everybody. I've gotten super, super bored lately, what with my college classes coming to a close and less things to do. I'm looking to get back into Minecraft, but I don't want to get on the official Forum users' server because I'm just antisocial enough that it seems like there are too many players there. Anybody else have a whitelisted server or otherwise low-pop one to play on? I do vanilla except in extreme circumstances.
  15. Thread closed at OP's request.
  16. My personal favorite snack: Honestly, if not the kind of snacks I eat, then for some reason I pictured Kerbals as having boxes and boxes of some sort of granola bar-esque nutrition bar as the default "snack." In my mind's eye, the wrapper is green. That's about all I can offer.
  17. Actually... Good question. I dunno yet, but I'll find out. EDIT: The current thinking is that a recent forum update might have killed the spoiler button for some reason. We're seeing what can be done.
  18. Because this thread is a bit old and the answer to the question is common knowledge by this point, I'm gonna go ahead and lock this up.
  19. Either way will work, but take a look at the guidelines and you'll notice that some rules do have a bit more urgency than others. If a user is going way off the rails and spouting profanity (that's been caught by our filter or skirted around), report immediately. A good rule of thumb is that if you're not sure, report it. There's no penalty for simply making a report to bring something potentially actionable to the moderation staff's attention, and if nothing needs to be done with a report it's..... three mouse clicks away from being solved. PMs are generally more useful if you want to have a private discussion with a moderator about previous action, or raising your concerns in a more formal way. Like @Vanamonde said, if it's not time-sensitive, you can send a PM. If it goes against the guidelines, report it and we can take care of it
  20. I usually have either an escape tower or some form of decoupler built in so I can use the abort button, though the majority of the time I attempt to wrestle crippled rockets into doing something at least partially useful.
  21. Locked at the OP's request. Nice stories
  22. Seeing as this thread's been mostly peaceful since halfway through last year, and the OP hasn't turned up since January, I'm gonna go ahead and guess that this thread is done for for the time being. I can open it up again if the OP decides to return, but for now I'm gonna lock this thread up. Happy posting
  23. @PrathamK, I'm gonna go ahead and say that this mod is likely taking its final rest. I can open up the thread again if the OP comes back and decides to update, but the mod is old and outdated, and it's not looking like it will be soon. Rest in piece, EvilCorp Kerbanomics.
  24. Howdy, everybody, and it's time once more to say hello to the few, the mighty- the Threads of the Month for May! All threads featured in this monthly thread have been chosen by our moderation staff and by users just like you as some of the best examples of content this community has to offer. You can check out last month's TOTM thread here. Don't forget, as always, that if you think we missed a thread or two, be sure to reply here or contact one of our moderators with your suggestion for next month's pickings! I want to give special thanks to @Dman979 for picking a great deal of threads for nomination, with more thanks due to @Vanamonde, @Red Iron Crown, @monstah, and @eloquentJane for helping choose threads. Thanks, people! Oh, and as a final note- This month we're doing something a little bit different. Rather than tagging each individual thread, because apparently there's some computer nonsense that messes the tag up when the OP is edited, we are giving out this super-cool badge to these threads to mark them as Thread of the Month. The set of 12 monthly badges was made for us by none other than @adsii1970. Here's this month's badge thingy: So let's get down to it, and see some awesome threads! Our first thread comes from @Fishy Tree, with a craft that is definitely not fishy. In fact, it has Firefly in the class designation. How did he do? I think he did pretty darn well! This TOTM collection is turning out to be Month of the Crafts, as we've got a vessel here that is decidedly more fishy than the last- Because it's a boat! Ladies and gentlemen, @Castille7's Shark Expedition! In the first non-craft Thread of the Month, we have a very excellent discussion on the ramifications of "hard sci-fi" space travel, and how SSTOs might work in real life, courtesy of one @KerikBalm. Let me ask a question... Who here doesn't love tanks? The answer, of course, is nobody. Therefore, check out @XB-70A's trip to a tank museum! Just a note, there are a ton of pictures here, so enter at your own risk. Of awesomeness. As KSP players, I think all of us have an inherent interest in astronomy and spaceflight. @OhioBob took that to the next level with this thread of his. Sorry that it took... Er... Two years to make it this far, but congratulations! Wrapping up submissions for this month, we have a true Kerbal explorer amongst us. Give it up for @Ferdoni and his amazing mission report, setting out to gather ALL the Science! That concludes this month's Threads of the Month. Be sure to let us know which threads you adore, and remember that we're always taking suggestions for future installments of Threads of the Month! Happy posting