Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Anyway, today is my birthday which makes item 1,001 of things that have kept me from putting the finishing bit on the remade Episode 1. Seriously, that things like 70% complete and it would take me only an evening to finish but stuff just keeps getting in the way. GRAAHHH! I'll get it done soon though, at the very least I know I'll have some free time this weekend.

In other news, going to (possibly) be doing a non-live Q&A with Corky, Robin, Simon, and Cyh. So, if you have any questions you would like answered please post them in the comments. We'll pull out the best ones and answer them.

106 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Oh, and about the AVP series... any idea when that would be started?

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  2. As soon as I finish the re-make of Episode 3

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  3. Auf Geburstag Du Dir! (German for Happy birthday to you) Dude, I know JUST how you feel. When I have to take a day off from school every 4 weeks to go to a gamma globulin infusion at my doctor's office, it backs up what I've been doing at school, and takes a VERY long time to put it back in place and turn it in.

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  4. Gratulerer med Da'n. I will infuse this comment with norwegian expressions out of context. Brunost! Sånn e're bare. Øystein Sunde. Happy Birthday! :D Yes, I know I'm insane.

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  5. Awesome! cant wait till u start up that avp series. sry 2 keep bothering u about it. but im such a fan of u and avp. not nececarily in that order... lol

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  6. Hey are you suprised at the number of fans and the success your having with these videos

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  7. K heres a question: Are all of you fans of Ross Scott? And if you are not, WHY THE FUCK ARNT YOU? Cause apparently Cyh and Corky werent inspired by Ross, and I dont know why. And here is another: Is there anything you'd ask ross scott if you ever had the chance? And why is it that all your videos seem to feature the same characters: A smart-ass guy who just wants to get out of a giant chrysis, its like your all copying Freeman's Mind's character. Except where as Freeman actaully seems to develop a bit with a slow descent into madness, all these characters seem to saty the same. The only exception to this is Chell, who is just plain insane, more so than Freeman, but without the violent killing rampage of US Soldiers... Also, one more to Krimisn: Have you ever met a real marine? Because no offense, while the smart-ass demeanor works for Freeman, I dont think it exactly works with what is suppose to be a trained U.S. Soldier. And are any of you expecting Ross to feature you in any videos? Because no offense, I dont think he has the time to do this, nor do i think he really actually wants to.

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  8. Happy Birthday! I hope the remake of the Barney's Mind episodes is finished soon.

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  9. @The Ross Scott Anon:

    But I WAS inspired by Ross. I say so in the info box: "Inspired by all the Half-Life Minds who came before me." That includes Ross. He just wasn't the ONLY one. Everyone was plenty inspirational.

    And I've been a military brat all my life. Unless you've chilled with the Army, Marines, Navy, AND Air Force, you have nothing to say. They're normal people, too. Just tougher normal people. With guns and combat training. Krimsin's doing fine.

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  10. @Pirate:

    Tanjoubi Omedeto Gozaimasu!

    Happy birthday in Japanese. ^_^

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  11. Ah, happy birthday old chap, I shall email you a drink some time!

    @Anonymous...
    I am Simon! The brains behind Parker's Mind. And yes, of course I am a fan of Mr. Scott!

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  12. @Anonymous

    I'm terribly sorry. I made the unforgivable mistake of thinking Ross Scott as less then a god. This may come as a bit of a shock, but I don't like Freeman's Mind the best. And yes, it may be based of an idea that Ross made famous, but he didn't inspire me to do this.

    Just because I didn't put "Inspired by Ross Scott" in the description and credits doesn't mean I disrespect his series. If you even look under the FAQ on his website, he says that "You don't need my permission to do this. I'm not the first person to come up with the idea of putting words in other character's mouths."

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  13. @掉了: 谢谢您 :)

    @Cyh: Arigatō gozai mashi ta

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  14. Selamat harijadi, Ian!(Malay for "Happy birthday, Ian!")

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  15. Wow, you're getting Happy Birthdays in so many languages :O

    Okay my turn :

    Shuvo Jonmodin (in Bengali)


    --- Anistuffs

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  16. why dose'nt you guys that makes thes minds (i don't count in Ross Scatt here) have a webbsite there all your movies are in so we don't need to go in alot of channels on YouTube?

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  17. Happy Birthday in swedish: Grattis på födelsedagen!!! try to say that right

    another Q: How do you guys recording these stuffs?

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  18. lol, indeed, I'm amazed at how many cultures are represented in the viewers of the various mind series'. Well, I guess I'll add in a "happy birthday" to myself in Na'vi :P

    "Ftxozäri aylrrtok ngaru!"
    (Many smiles to you on your special day!"

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  19. Canadian:

    "So it's yer birthday, eh? What's that aboot? Ah well, I wish ya a good one, buddy."

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  20. Поздравляю с днем рождения

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  21. ^That was Happy Birthday in Russian.

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  22. hey guys thank you for doing a q&a heres the first qustion krimsion you started off relly awsome but you seem to be running low on jokes ("this is shephard" ugh) no offence but you also seem to act less and less like a marine comando .so here's the qustion do you need someone to help you find some good jokes and a marine persona ?

    ok qustion 2 krimsion again on your blog no one has comented thear for months here are two ideas that you can do to fix that
    1 let the public coment on it that would defantly help
    2 move it to a easyer to aceses blog place like blogspot i dont think half your fans know that you have a blog



    ok now ian first off happy birthday

    q1 are you still planing to use my elavator music suggestion for avp2 the disco a go go song from tsfp?

    q2 are you thinking of doing azure sheep sometime in the futre?

    q3 are you thinking of doing a barney mind source once guard duty comes out? this is a inportant qustion for krimsion too

    q4 if ross scott offerd you a part ether as a cameo in cival protection or a dubber for banry in hl2 would you say yes or no?

    q5 are you thinking of posting the remake of episode one on machimna?

    q6 are you still going to make a the making of?

    last qustion for ian are you planing to promote the remake like have a comparision teser or somthing like that?

    ok whos simon can someone anser that?

    cyh first off sorry for getting on your bad side by calling you that lady i did not make that conection that you had shortend your name

    q1 i have not seen your show actly but how difacult is to make a mind?

    corky your show is good but have you fixed your computer problem yet?

    i hope you all have a good day ~banjotooie

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  23. hey guys a new episode of freemans mind is up

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  24. Yeah, I actually just watched it about 30 seconds ago. Petty good, he's in that boring tram section though, I hated that section in the game.

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  25. Me to. i hated that part the most in the game!

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  26. Happy Birthday in Gaelic (A.K.A. Irish)

    Breithla shona duit!

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  27. Oooh, that's a good one (since I'm part Irish). I'd love to learn Gaelic but I hear it's hard.

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  28. Yeah, I was the anonymous guy who asked about Ross, and to Cyh, I know that they are normal people and everything, but he just not normal military, he is like in a special forces unit. I dont know anyone in a special forces unit, but I think somone would be proffesional like that. However you never know how someone thinks in the inside, so...
    And to Corky 64, Ross Scott is a god, havnt you read the bible? BLASPHEMY!
    @Simon, I;ve never seen parkers mind, might check it out, what game is that?
    I bet half the people here are just using google translator or something lol
    And 3 more questions: Has Ross Scott had any contact with any of you outside of Ian just asking if he could make his series? And do you think with all these spin-offs of Freemans Mind, and the spin-offs OF spin-offs (Felix), will there ever be a series that surpasses the original? And, do you guys have like have a list listing the quality of your mind series? Because I have an idea who is the best and who is the worst, but I'd rather not post that... Or do you guys just say "Oh no were all equal and saying one series is better than another hurts feelings" Because if you do, YOU ARE PUSSIES! IN THIS GENERATION, PEOPLE WOULD RATHER NOT HAVE FEELINGS HURT THAN JUST BE DUMBASSES WHO THINK BAD THINGS ARE GOOD! Sorry, kind of imitating my math teacher there...

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  29. Hey, i'm the Gaelic dude... wow that sounded wrong but anyway, i myself am also part irish so thats why i used it. And to the comment above me... ive been reading ur comments, and it seems u r just here to bitch! srsly... lighten up!

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  30. @ anonymous "ok whos simon can someone anser that?"

    I've already answered that to someone... It's me.

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  31. Oh, I'll give ya a Kiwi happy birthday.
    Hold on let me think how it goes

    Awww chur bro! It's ya birthday eh! Let's go to the pub ow, I buy ya a beer bro!

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  32. Happy Birthday.

    I'm going to keep your old makes of Barney's mind despite your remakes. I don't care. I thought the first time around were okay.

    Advice: With any series, there are going to be flaws with it starting out. I mean, biggest thing is the first impression and I thought it had potential. That is more important than anything. Many had the comment concerning originality, and they should already had the knowledge that this was a spin off. Spin-offs are hard to do, just like Fraiser was when Cheers went off the air and it ended up to be one of the best spin-offs in American television history. I would protest the remakes, but to each his own.

    Adam C.

    P.S. Keep up the good work though. If I were to say which of the minds that would be my least favorite, it would be Felix's mind. That mind series have too many today's world references that would make Buck Rodgers a bad series. Gordon Freeman or Felix rather, had so many real world references I thought were inappropiate going into Episode 1 of HL2. Even Buck Rodgers slowly adapted to the future.

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  33. Here is a question: Some people have suggested you dub over barneys voice if Freemans Mind ever goes to half life 2, do you think this is a good idea? Personally I dont, but what do you think?

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  34. A bit late but.....happy birthday!!!!

    @ Anon w/ niceness issues: Ross Scott is NOT a God. He's a brilliant actor, don't get me wrong, but seriously, not everything revolves on him.

    My Mind series is based on ALL the Mind series', ever(but mostly Cyh's). And also, my dad was in the military, so shut your piehole.

    @ Ian: I wish I spoke another language. What's happy birthday in Na'vi?

    @ Cyh Bloopers were awesome, but the cake----you know how to torment!!!!

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  35. @TheAbstractMan:

    "Ftxozäri aylrrtok ngaru!"
    (Many smiles to you on your special day!)

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  36. hey felix isent that bad you have to realise that felix mind parodys all the other minds

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  37. how are you guys going to do the q&a? will you anser them now or are you going to make a vid ansering them? ~banjo tooie

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  38. hey krimsion heres a question when shephard wakes up from his drug trip can you switch it to the hd pack? how about that he lost the mp5 when he fell and finds a m4 and a bereta in a box or somthing like that. just an idea on how to tranistion it to hd

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  39. We're gonna do the Q&A over skype and record it and post it.

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  40. are you going to post it on youtube?

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  41. @Anon: I think it might be too long to post on YouTube without splitting it into 15 parts. Besides, there's no video component to it....

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  42. you see my computer never pulled up the last q&a vid i was just hopeing there would be some other way to see it

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  43. I'm gonna put it on YouTube, as for video components I was probably just going to have various clips of our series' play in the background while we talk.

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  44. that sounds like a cool idea thank you ian =)

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  45. hey what do you guys think of valve retaconing the time perod of hl1 it use to be 200x (2000-2009)now they say its 1998 any openions?

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  46. heres some good ones how was it like when you guys started the minds?
    what difacultys you all have had when making minds?
    how do you make them?
    how do you guys get in charicter?
    how long have you studided the halflife lore? do you feel that the gearbox expansion packs are canon or not ?
    what was the funnyest enconter youv had with fans?
    if someone did a half life decay mind would you guys assist on it like a joint project?
    also if you guys did a mind on any hlmods what would they be? (for exaple afred of the monsters directers cut or azure sheep. mods like that)
    any plans for any futer minds once you have finished your first ones?
    has mods like operation blackmesa or guard duty aprouched you to promot thear mod on youtube?
    what do you guys read or watch to inspire your jokes?

    sorry for the bad spelling but i think these qustions would be worthy of ansering

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  47. when are you doing the q&a?

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  48. hey krimsion are you going to have the penquins in your mind? i meen it would fit since shephard is druged an all.

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  49. Barney's Mind is gonna be 1 year old!

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  50. woot hey ian you should do a tribuit vid or somthing when it reaches the one year mark

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  51. hey what do you guys think of chadmattandrobs the time machine youtube adventure and thear sequills the muder and the birthdayparty?

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  52. Yeah, I've been thinking about doing something for the 1 year mark but it will probably just be the "making of" video.

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  53. hey ian when are you thinking of doing this q&a?

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  54. also what do you guys think of youtubes change? i dont like it

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  55. help! how can you turn off caption?! it wont turn off and it keeps translating it to german to look at the problem look at shephards mind ep1 and ep2 please help!

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  56. I have no idea when we'll do the Q&A but it will be soon.

    I don't mind the YouTube changes, some of them I quite like.

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  57. hey ian why did you chose a globus song as the end song for barneys mind? cause that song is freakan awsome

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  58. I love Globus, one of my most favorite bands.

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  59. hey heres a good q&a qustion: what are your favret machinma other then freemans mind? and it does not have to be half life macinima ether.

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  60. hi guys a frend of mine who seams to know alot about the internet said that youtube recently lost the cyber war agenst hackers and computer viruses thats why thear have been some chainges on youtubes format in a effort to save youtube. so becarful what you click on cause it may be a virus or worse ~banjotooie

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  61. hey have any of you minders go to newgrounds?
    also what is your favret flash movie (mine is smbz)
    and lastly your favret flash game ? (mine is the last stand 1 and 2)

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  62. Barney's Mind is now 1 year old!

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  63. woot happy 1 year barney err ian

    also here are some more q&a stuff:wich movie franchise is better star wars or star trek?

    corky have you ever played banjo kazooie and banjo tooie on n64?

    if you have did you see cypheron48's lets play of b-t? its awsome and it interduce me youtube

    what kind of music do you guys like hard rock soft jazz techno etc?

    have any of you ever seen im the scatman by scatman john?

    which franchise is better mortal kombat or street fighter? (yes yes!!=) )

    which movie was worse street fighter or street fighter legend of chun lei?

    do you guys watch ytps?

    is the internet relly a series of tubes? (lol)

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  64. hi i have some q&a matrial too

    if half life was made into a movie who should direct it?

    also if half life was made into a movie which game should it adept: opfor hl1 blueshift decay hl2 etc?

    also if a movie was made who would you like to have as the acters ?

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  65. hi its me banjo tooie i was wondering of what you thoght of my reviews?


    yes im the same guy that reviewed the last episode of barneys mind shephards drug trip episode and barneys mind ep1 remix

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  66. howdy guys what is the worst you tube video you have ever seen?
    and what was the best one?

    was theare a game you wanted to do a mind on but ether someone beated you to it or you change your mind?

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  67. heres another question what computers do you guys have 98? 2000? mac's? xp's? etc

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  68. hi all what is your favret kind of cake?

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  69. what kind of ice cream do you all like?

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  70. what has been the worst flim youv seen?

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  71. now ian i want you to know that majorty of these questions are for the whole team and not just you.

    heres the qustion which anima\manga is better?
    pokemon digimon or dragon ball z

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  72. whos cooler mario or sonic?

    what was the best game from each?

    and what was the worst?

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  73. what flim and audio software do you guys have?

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  74. what has been the weirdest encounter with fans?
    do people at work or your neigbors know about the minds that you all have worked on?

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  75. what do you guys feel about the half-life fans?
    (me some i think are jerks (why do most of them gather at sites like blackmesasource)but others i think are prety good)

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  76. what do you all think of valves slap to hl fans faces with the 200x is now insted late 90s retacon? i think its stupid

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  77. hey guys how did you decide on your names like you ian what made you decide on iramighty piret or how about you robin what made you decide upon krimsionyt

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  78. hi guys what kind of jobs do you guys have? are you in real life a docter a mailman a jocky a drug lord(lol) ect.

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  79. sorry guys let me revise the which anima\manga do you like question .

    which one is better? drangon ball or dragon ball z

    pokemon or digimon

    sonic the hegehog the movie or sonic x

    gundam or neon genisies evalglion or zoids

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  80. how did you guys meet im meen how did ian meet corky krimsion or cyh?

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  81. what was the worst video game you guys have ever played?

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  82. who here is religious we know that simon is atheiest but what about you ian are you budist?(lol)

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  83. hi guys what do you all think of prezadent obama? i think that he should be a one term perzadent.

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  84. who has the better show: that guy with glasses (nostalgia critic, etc)or avgn?

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  85. if you ever do a azure sheep mind would you hold a contest to have some one wright a back story for this mind\mod?
    since thare is no real back story in the mod.

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  86. ima firing mah larzor!! blarg (your blog is still gooffing up )

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  87. its seems too be fine now

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  88. hi guys what is your favret kind of pizza? and which pizza place do you like? (pizza hut, ci's ci's pizza, etc)

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  89. what video games have you all played?

    which food is better pizza or hamburger?

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  90. what kind of navi do you like navi ("hey listen!") or nav'i (kahksvjhsi dsjdns kkap)

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  91. do any of you read comic books if so which ones do you read? ~banjo tooie

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  92. "what kind of navi do you like navi ("hey listen!") or nav'i (kahksvjhsi dsjdns kkap)"

    Hahahaah, no idea what the 2nd one is but I love the first one (and by love I mean I want to throw a brick at her).

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  93. lol the second one is avatars navi =) also what do you think of the amount of questions think you can fit them all in the Q&A?

    are these question going to be awserd by all unless they are directed to a specific person?

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  94. It's highly unlikely we'll get to even a 10th of what's shown here but we'll try to answer as much as we can.

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  95. ian are you still plaining to post it on youtube? i sure hope so.

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  96. ian are planing on posting a vid of the runner ups for voices of the jet pilot and contol tower? i would like to hear the voices that wear so close to makeing it.

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  97. woo 100th coment post yesh yesh!

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  98. rofl, I guess I need to make a new blog post :P

    As for the runner up stuff, I don't think I have those any more, but if I do I'd rather keep them private, not sure people would like me giving them out.

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  99. true i did not think of that.
    by the when you start the avp2 mind will you do those raw vid again where you have commentrters wright the jokes?

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  100. hi what do you guys think of the gman is he a badguy or a goodguy (i think hes a badguy)

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  101. why is simons interview shorter than the others?

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