Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pointless Question #64

If Rule 34 is, well, you know, what are Rules #1-33?

14 comments:

MWchase said...

The HTTP protocol, and everything it builds on.

Finish that, and suddenly *bam*, your childhood explodes.

user@example.com said...

Rules 1 & 2 are obvious enough, and people have tried to make up the rest over time. Most of them suck.

King of Ferrets said...

1 and 2 and "Don't talk about Anonymous". I don't know about the others. I know 35 is (paraphrased since you decided not to specify what rule 34 was) "if there's no rule 34 of it, someone will make it". Apparently rule 63 is "there is a female version of every male character".

King of Ferrets said...

Sorry, meant one and two are.

Dark Jaguar said...

The only thing I could find about this rule 34 thing was some sort of weird graphing thing by Wolfram. Am I missing something?

MWchase said...

I was saying this to one of my friends after seeing the alt text here, but Wolfram's rule 34 is actually pretty boring.

Internet Rule #34, however, is less boring, and is, if nothing else, a testament to the unenforceability of copyright laws, among other things.

King of Ferrets said...

Look at number 34 on this list.

Y'know, I hadn't realized people just made up the rest before I looked at that, but it kinda makes sense...

Jacqueline said...
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Jacqueline said...

"King of Ferrets said...
Look at number 34 on this list."


According to numbers 29 and 30 on that list I'm a hairy assed Hells Angel called Jed, and not a girly!

Shadowjack:0

Dark Jaguar said...

Huh, that's weird, though my skeptic sense is tingling.

There's a rule we could test. I mean let's try King's Quest for starters. First one to find that gets to please never link that.

...Incidentally I just got done watching some guy comically playing through King's Quest 5. Wow I forgot how annoying that owl was.

Bronze Dog said...

King's Quest. That's a game series I neglected, even though I really enjoyed some of its sister series, Space Quest. Think I'll go through some Let's Plays of it, sometime.

King of Ferrets said...

You mean, test Rule 34? But then there's Rule 35 to cover any exceptions!

Which reminds me, there's a formula for instant Rule 34. Someone get me a screenshot and I can fulfill Rule 35 in less than a minute.

Dark Jaguar said...

Okay you confused me again. I think I'll stay that way. New theory: knowledge sucks.

Anyway, King's Quest isn't a comedy series like Space Quest or Monkey Island, but on the flip side it's not super dark and gritty like Police Quest either. I suppose the best match for it's overall mood is the Zelda series. Light hearted fantasy for the most part, with some surprising depth at times.

I'd only recommend to stay away from the 8th installment. It seems that "market forces" said people like violence and gore, and that thing from Duke Nukem 3D where you find a monster on a toilet. They put all of that in there. The overall story was interesting but they really messed it up. It was like it was trying to be Zelda really hard but kept missing things like, say, smooth control over your character or clever puzzles.

Anyway, the first 3 games have been remade in the style of 5 and 6 by some fan groups.

The first two by http://www.agdinteractive.com/ and the 3rd by http://www.infamous-adventures.com/ . There's a group "finishing" the remakes by doing KQ4 but their progress has been rather slow so it's basically vaporware at this point. http://www.mmgames.org/KQ4/ A note about the 2nd game's remake, it's much more of a reimagining, with large changes to the game, but for the most part it's pretty good and makes up for a lot of the let-down of KQ2's original design.

The first 4 used a text system. If you've played the other ones, you know what to expect here. Look forward to finding out what the interface "doesn't know how" to do. That's why the remakes are great, they use the later cursor system. 5 was another bit of a let down, with some illogical puzzles all about, very little variation in how to solve puzzles, and aside from the Kingy, terrible terrible voice acting. That guy in Let's Play is right on the nose as they DID in fact pull in random people from Sierra Studios to do voice work. 6 was a big change from that, as all the characters, except the King, got professional voice acting and it shows. The narrator is the most awesome narrator voice ever. Anyway, I'd say that the best games in the series are 6, then 4, then 3. Actually in spite of complaints about the "single cursor" interface of 7 being too simplistic, I liked that one too. It also got complaints, ala Wind Waker, for suddenly shifting the art style to "cartoony" from the more serious style of 6, but I think it fits considering it's about visiting a magical fairy kingdom.

Dark Jaguar said...

Oh, as for any legal issues you may have downloading those remakes, don't worry too much. Aside from Ken Williams giving his "okay" to it and Sierra themselves (back when they still existed in their zombie form) deciding to ignore it, they even got the voice actor for King Graham to reprise his voice in all the remakes thus far. I'd say that makes them some pretty official unofficial remakes.