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harrjm

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Beta Intent (Still Afloat)


Bipolar is Still Afloat

Where: Beta
When: Saturday, July 17th
Time: Noon Pirate Time
Pay: 500/segment
Jobbing Contact: Bipolar and BipolarJC
Sinking: Maybe
Raffle: Yes. Details to be posted.

Plans for the island: We at Bipolar don't have any huge plans for Beta. We have come to make the island our unofficial flag home. No new shoppes will be built on Beta, unless a shoppe dusts or OOO releases some new type of building. We enjoy the economy of Beta, and will make sure the palace is upkept with basic raw commodities. If we are successful in our attack, we will lower taxes on the island to 0% for 2 weeks. After that 2 weeks taxes will be raised to the previous level, or no higher than 8%. If you have any additional questions about our plans please post them and we will address them promptly.


Still Afloat:

This is our intent
Our blockade is here now: Come Join Us
It's hard to overstate our satisfaction.

Blockade with Bipolar

We do what we must because we can
For the good of all of Beta
Except the ones who are sunk
But there's not sense crying over every bad move
You just keep on trying til your ship is removed
And the blockade draws close
And you still have no nose
For the people who are Still Afloat

I hope you're not angry
We've got a fleet right here and now
And you know I brought more stock
and war brigs
and even some war frigs
So come out and play with my new ships
As you twirl I smile because
I am so happy for you!

Now your ship of jobbers make a beautiful line
And we're owning Beta.
We're blockading on time.
So I'm glad your nav stunk
Think of all the times you sunk
And the people who are still afloat

Go ahead and shoot me
I think I'll just take my ship to port
May be you'll find someone else to sink you
Maybe Fandango

That was a joke
haha
Fat Chance

Anyway, this cade is great
It's so exciting and fun
Look at me still singing
When there's naving to do
When I do vessel who
It makes me glad I'm not you
There is jobbing to be done
There is sinking so have fun
For the people who are still afloat

And believe me I am still afloat

I'm hardly watching and I'm still afloat
I don't have damage and I'm still afloat
While you're sinking I'll be still afloat
And when you're sunk I will be still afloat

Still Afloat
Still Afloat
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Captain of Gods of War
King of Tyranny
Blockade madman
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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

Wheres the cake? you said there would be cake :(
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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

Raffle Prizes: 10 Cubes with prizes located within. There was an 11th cube, the "Companion Cube" but we were forced to euthanize it, by dropping it into the hold of an Inferno Sloop, before Cronus would let us post the raffle list.

1. Female Cube
    Wide-brimmed hat (female, indigo, orange feather)
    Enlightened mask (female, blue and black)
    Corset (female, red with indigo)
    Corset (female, indigo with yellow)
    Rag shirt (female, black)
    Rag shirt (female, indigo)
    Apron (female, indigo blouse, gold apron)
    Buccaneer jacket (female, indigo and violet)
    Short dress (female, indigo)
    Pair of flared pants (female, indigo with yellow)
    Gown (female, orange with indigo)
    Gown (female, light green with indigo)
    Rag skirt (female, black)
    Bloomers (female, lime with indigo)
    Pair of plain knickers (female, black)
    Bloomers (female, indigo with orange)
    Pair of boots (female, atlantean)
    Pair of boots (female, indigo)
    Pair of boots (female, indigo)
    Pair o' buckle shoes (female, lime with indigo)
    Pair o' buckle shoes (female, atlantean with aqua)
    Pair o' buckle shoes (female, indigo with magenta)
    Pair o' fancy boots (female, blue with indigo)
    Pair o' fancy boots (female, aqua with indigo)
    Pair o' fancy boots (female, atlantean with navy)
    Pair o' curled slippers (female, indigo and indigo)
2. Skellie Cube
    Skeletal small cannon
    Skeletal small cannon
    Skeletal small cannon
    Skeletal small cannon
    Skeletal helm
3. Cursed Isle Cube
    Crossed Spears
    Crossed Spears
4. Frosted Cube
    Frost LE Sloop High Whitebait
5. Cheap Cube
    Sloop Cheap Clownfish
    Knobby coral
    Spiky coral
6. Emerald Cube
    Emerald LE Sloop Braided Guppy
7. War Cube
    WB Gifted Trout
8. Black Market Cube
    Lockpick kit
    Lockpick kit
    Caltrops
    Caltrops
    Caltrops
    Black handkerchief
    Stolen imperial plans
    Stolen imperial plans
    Stolen imperial plans
    Stolen imperial plans
9. Male Cube
    Sleeping cap (male, navy)
    Pair o' boots (male, black)
    Pair o' boots (male, aqua)
    Pair o' boots (male, atlantean)
    Pair o' boots (male, indigo)
    Pair o' buckle shoes (male, red with indigo)
    Pair o' buckle shoes (male, atlantean with navy)
    Pair of pantaloons (male, white with pink)
    Pair of pantaloons (male, maroon with rose)
    Frilly shirt (male, indigo with indigo)
    Swashbuckler's jacket (male, white, pink sash)
    Swashbuckler's jacket (male, blue, atlantean sash)
    Swashbuckler's jacket (male, maroon, rose sash)
    Pair o' fancy boots (male, white and pink)
    Pair o' fancy boots (male, blue and atlantean)
    Pair o' fancy boots (male, maroon and rose)
    Pair o' fancy boots (male, indigo and magenta)
    Pair o' boots with gaiters (male, tan and tan)
    Pair o' boots with gaiters (male, yellow and indigo)
    Pair o' boots with gaiters (male, purple and magenta)
    Pair o' boots with gaiters (male, atlantean and blue)
    Pair o' boots with gaiters (male, atlantean and aqua)
    Pair o' boots with gaiters (male, indigo and indigo)
    Atlantean helmet (male, navy), Viking helmet (male)
    Chainmail (male, atlantean and aqua)
    Patched pants (male, atlantean, navy patches)
10. Chroma Cube
    Chroma (indigo)
    Chroma (indigo)
    Chroma (indigo)
    Chroma (Banana)
    Chroma (Banana)
    Chroma (Spring green)
    Chroma (banana)

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Captain of Gods of War
King of Tyranny
Blockade madman
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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

Win. :-D

~Davs
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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

There are 8 cakes that will be prizes in tournaments to announce the blockade. :)
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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

Awesome intent. Obviously a lot of work went into it. Best of luck in the blockade.
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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

 
There are 8 cakes that will be prizes in tournaments to announce the blockade. :)


That's right! The cake is not a lie!




For those that don't get it, this whole intent is referencing and themed around the game "Portal". Several of us have been leaving subtle (or not so subtle) Portal references in our recent posts to foreshadow this. Why Portal? No particular reason, really - mostly just for fun.

Since people have asked, here's the song's liner notes:

The song is a parody of Portal's end credits song "Still Alive", by Jonathan Coulton , which can also be found as a free download for the game Rock Band. It was originally sung by GlaDOS, the game's primary antagonist. Our parody tries to keep the same taunting nature and dark humor of the original, but hopefully without being too offensive.

For the song, I recorded myself playing all the instrumental parts and then had my wife sing the vocals. And thanks go to Harrjm for coming up with the modified lyrics we used. The vocal effect is created by overdoing auto-tune and then pitch shifting the vocal's formant (but not the fundamental frequency) up by about a half step. This formant shift roughly simulates having an adult voice coming out of a child's throat. However, we also treated this more as voice acting than straight-up singing, and she used a "character" voice to begin with. As part of that, she used a marcato-like technique to make her voice more mechanical and put emphasis in unusual places. So it's a combination of both source material and effects coming together to get the desired result.

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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

 
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I'm hardly watching and I'm still afloat
I don't have damage and I'm still afloat
While you're sinking I'll be still afloat
And when you're sunk I will be still afloat

Still Afloat
Still Afloat



Priceless!
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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

Damnit donny, now I have to play portal again :P

(awesome intent)
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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

I have actually never played Portal, and I had never heard the song "Still Alive' until last week when I wrote the lyrics for the parody. In addition to Don's musical talents, a big shout out to Anaplian for providing us with the intent art. Davsbrander came up with the idea for the Portal 2 logo (since this is Bipolar's 2nd attempt at Beta), and then Anaplian popped out the great artwork.

Best of luck tomorrow to AM. Maybe Fandago. :)
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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

The cake is still and forever shall be a lie!!

We shall do battle tomorrow.

Anyways see ya tomorrow mates good luck hearties :)
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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

Wow! Love the song!

How come you stopped the recording in the middle of it?
..after Fat Chance .. ...

...lalala.. I find myself still singing....STOPS DEAD.Wird sheet says .. spamming.. but .. after listening several times.. that last wordsounds like singing to me.
hmm maybe is supposed to end like that??

Is awesome how ye all did this and how ye all put it together.

Thanks for doing it.
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Wow! Love the song!

How come you stopped the recording in the middle of it?
..after Fat Chance .. ...

...lalala.. I find myself still singing....STOPS DEAD.Wird sheet says .. spamming.. but .. after listening several times.. that last wordsounds like singing to me.
hmm maybe is supposed to end like that??

Is awesome how ye all did this and how ye all put it together.

Thanks for doing it.


Yes, "spamming" was changed to "singing" at the last minute, it seemed more appropriate. As to the way the song ends, that's how the original was too, as you'll notice if you watch Portal's end credits.
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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

This is my favorite intent post ever. <3 Don's wife.

Edit: Oh wait you jerks scheduled this during the crafting competition! Boo, booooooo!
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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

Good Game :D
See ya next time ;)

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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

To all our jobbers today Thank you, we could not of done it without you.

To AM well played and thanks for a fun blockade

Morgana
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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

Arr! Thanks to all the jobbers that came out today!

~Davs
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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

A hearty thank-ye to everyone that came out to help us, and another thank-ye to Anchor Management for keeping us on our toes! A big part of the fun in blockades is the challenge, and you presented us with a solid game.

And ships don't move by themselves, so a huge thanks to everyone, on both sides, for being there and making those ships go!

Raffle results are almost ready, too!
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Re: Beta Intent (Still Afloat)

As promised, the raffle winners! Thank you to everyone who jobbed for us, and everyone who bought tickets. I hope you had as much fun as we did!

Female cube - Cheshi
Skellie cube - Niceinc
Cursed Isle cube - Guppie
Frosted cube - Redlightning
Cheap cube - Prollyanalt
Emerald cube - Floozysues
War cube - Silvaa
Black Market cube - Jacinthebox
Male cube - Davs
Chroma cube - Majorjr

Four of these prizes were won by tickets that were given to jobbers. The remaining six tickets were bought.

If you've won, see Harrjm to pick up your prizes. We'll keep an eye out for you, anyway!
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People that have won raffle prizes will have until Saturday July 31st to pick up their prizes. Anything that isn't picked up by noon pirate time (or haven't made arrangements with me) will graciously donate their prizes back into the Bipolar raffle pool to be used later. Thanks.
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