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Watching Demos Can Kill You ! by Demoscene Stories [web]
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release date : october 2007
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popularity : 65%
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added on the 2007-10-11 00:05:00 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R

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Finally released. Tom, all my greetings for being so good at what you do, writing that novella was not something anyone could do, you are the one and only one having had the power to make it more spicy and more attracting to read. Thanks for that, that piece of code definitely has to be put and spread everywhere. That release's worth 1000 good demos. Keep it coming, and next time i'll be full up without girls problems, you can be sure of that. I love you. Greetings to Will for having found exactly the perfect fitting musical theme for that piece of code/text, nothing would have fitted much than your music. I love you.
Keep the good work up Demoscene Stories <3.
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 01:27:39 by iks iks
great stuff!! loved it. the concept, the story, the writting style, the soundtrack. great stuff!
real shame about those couple of translation flaws: holly should be holy, you cant get fired from clubs and parties, and you dont apply exams in english. other than that i really enjoyed reading this thing :)
big thumb up for tom!
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 03:22:04 by psenough psenough
well done
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 08:32:27 by RA RA
ps said it all.! :)
thanX 4 that experienCe.!
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 08:35:45 by ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon. ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon.
I love + support the idea. There should be more.
added on the 2007-10-11 08:37:43 by _-_-__ _-_-__
quite nice story, i doubt you need to sneak anything inside asm96 because boozembly was held just outside assembly :D
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 09:54:01 by uns3en_ uns3en_
very enjoyable...
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 11:11:09 by .. ..
This is AMAZING!!! I really enjoyed it, the concept, the text, the sounds, the ambience. Wow!
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 11:16:46 by Optimonk Optimonk
I miss a windowed mode so I could check it here at work. :)
added on the 2007-10-11 11:27:47 by StingRay StingRay
enjoyable at its most
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 11:56:46 by decipher decipher
As one of the first read of the french .pdf version I must admit the whole experience of watching it like it is a diskmag is just fucking different.
Willbe did an amazing work at catching exactly the kind of ambiance that needed this story, some tracks reminded me Blade Runner or the Neocron mmorpg.
This story will definitly help you to understand L.C.F. :)
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 12:26:36 by __ __
Much better than I expected (Sorry, but I read through hackertales from these guys, you know. The whole crappy lot of it)
Nice tracks + name dropping (Whitney Sterling et al.)
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 13:54:30 by jxn jxn
What ps said. Also, extra mad props to willbe for capturing the chapters' moods so precisely.

But first of all congrats for breaking artistic ground by doing the old trick: Taking established things and recombining them to something previously unseen.
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 14:09:56 by kb_ kb_
great work!
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 17:04:54 by starbuck starbuck
What kb said.

I really enjoyed it, excellent job!
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 21:26:39 by makc makc
Really good story! And Willbe's music makes it even better.
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 22:03:26 by sparcus sparcus
Brilliant idea! This is again a perfect example how creative and innovative the demoscene is. Thanks for this piece of art!

btw - the story is great and the music outstanding.
rulez added on the 2007-10-12 01:52:12 by Bobic Bobic
What Optimus said.
rulez added on the 2007-10-12 02:25:40 by stage7 stage7
great work!
rulez added on the 2007-10-12 13:36:42 by soolta soolta
The story alone ruled, but this is way better. Bravo, et merci !
rulez added on the 2007-10-12 17:41:47 by Drunken_Poet Drunken_Poet
This really rocks, ça tue bravo les gars !
rulez added on the 2007-10-12 18:00:11 by SilkCut SilkCut
rulez added on the 2007-10-12 18:56:48 by las las
A reasonable story in a nice sound bath. But sorry guys, the writing didn't make it to me (in french for me ;). It sounds more like "my inside story of the demoscene translated to a pseudo made-up story" instead of a real and addictive novel that should have been the pilar of this production.
But you get my thumb up for the effort :)
added on the 2007-10-12 19:24:19 by oxb oxb
I said UP!
rulez added on the 2007-10-12 19:24:35 by oxb oxb
i haven't downloaded this, but what is it? is it a short story or is it a demo?
This is a fictionnal story about demoscene, available under the "diskmag" format. And it can be also considered as a musicdisk, due to the presence of 21 tracks among the 21 chapters of the story.
added on the 2007-10-12 20:43:14 by willbe willbe
Word. I tried to put that release as diskmag at the very beginning but it got changed back. Lemme try to put it again :)
Oh, and soundrack link added.
added on the 2007-10-12 20:45:00 by iks iks
Now all we have to do is wait until someone demands a video :-)
added on the 2007-10-12 21:15:25 by sparcus sparcus
added on the 2007-10-12 21:35:48 by __ __
Whahaha brilliant story! I really liked it. Hope you will write more :D
rulez added on the 2007-10-12 22:39:21 by Fleshlight Fleshlight
rulez added on the 2007-10-12 23:15:15 by rmeht rmeht
What said Optimus.
rulez added on the 2007-10-13 00:03:29 by Buckethead Buckethead
"diskmag" tag removed again. Why wouldn't it fit in diskmag category?! I mean, it's interactive, and it's not a slideshow, what the heck?
added on the 2007-10-13 03:48:59 by iks iks
Maybe a diskmag need at least two novels..? Dunno
added on the 2007-10-13 10:39:00 by SilkCut SilkCut
it has.
in case this is a musicdisk, this is also a diskmag.
added on the 2007-10-13 11:03:49 by las las
(or at least it has more texts than just the story)
added on the 2007-10-13 11:04:20 by las las
Impressive and well executed!
rulez added on the 2007-10-13 12:02:04 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
I'm not the one who removed the tag but I do agree with the removal. This simply ain't a diskmag (just like a book ain't a magazine).

This is simply something new for which there isn't a proper category yet (which is actually something good like kb already mentioned) so Wild is probably the only tag that really fits here. Even better would be no tag at all, but unfortunately pouet can't handle that.
added on the 2007-10-13 12:35:10 by sparcus sparcus
ps, find us some suitable thingie for it please :) Like, dunno, "novella", or dunno what, which would fit for a fiction about demoscene, all coded and stuff.
added on the 2007-10-13 12:42:20 by iks iks
not "novella", but "scenella" ;-)
added on the 2007-10-13 13:00:58 by Bobic Bobic
word :)
added on the 2007-10-13 13:03:38 by iks iks
Sc(i)en(c)e fiction! I like the idea. Execution is brilliant. I love the small historic facts literred in the story. Now.. time for a soda maybe.
rulez added on the 2007-10-13 14:51:25 by loaderror loaderror
All the way.
rulez added on the 2007-10-13 17:45:58 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
I only listened to the music. I liked a few tunes. Overall, it was decent.
added on the 2007-10-13 19:15:23 by AntDude AntDude
Sorry, I don't get this.

So I suck. Probably.
added on the 2007-10-13 21:59:10 by wrthlss wrthlss
rulez added on the 2007-10-14 11:54:00 by Urfe Urfe
ja brillient idea... big ups to will for craft and style
rulez added on the 2007-10-15 14:10:15 by Gaia Gaia
Thanks for the positive feedback, guys. You really give me motivation for a sequel.
Oxb : Sorry, but to read a _real_ novel, you'll have to pay, dude. :D
GJN : There's really nothing to "get" here. It's just a story. Like in a book or a movie. :)
added on the 2007-10-16 18:14:33 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
interesting production, have to admit i skimmed thru the text tho cos i have no patience anymore to read properly :D
rulez added on the 2007-10-16 18:19:56 by David Hässleholm David Hässleholm
lots of brilliant ideas and demogeek fanservice :D

though i wouldn't have enjoyed reading it on a sunny sunday afternoon that much without the slick interface and the immersive soundtrack :)

btw Tom you have read William Gibson and Bruce Sterling far too much :P
rulez added on the 2007-10-17 22:52:14 by Zest Zest
What a surprise, wilds can actually be something else than artsy-fartsy random noise videos or nerds recording themselves boozing/fighting/breaking hardware !

Congrats guys, it's original and seems like a lot of work. ALLAI LA SCENE FRANCAISE \o/
rulez added on the 2007-10-18 02:31:54 by keops keops
rulez added on the 2007-10-18 05:30:03 by mrdoob mrdoob
I really, really, really loved it :)
Simply presented, clean, great sound track, good mood, kudos <3
rulez added on the 2007-10-21 11:18:16 by Dbug Dbug
This was an excellent read ! Really looking forward another great story ...

+1 for the Willbe Muzik, also !
rulez added on the 2007-10-21 19:58:12 by kohai kohai
Holly shit ! Excellent demo !!!!
<3 (and i don't write this often)
rulez added on the 2007-10-21 23:50:27 by faraday faraday
but seriously guys, only 36 thumbs up ? This demo deserves a lot better !
added on the 2007-10-21 23:53:34 by faraday faraday
Just for the record, this is not a demo, Faraday, it's a Wild. ;)
added on the 2007-10-22 00:48:05 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
Wow, nice read/trip! It also bringed back to me some memories concerning programming/PCs.
rulez added on the 2007-10-22 02:25:54 by bdk bdk
rulez added on the 2007-10-22 09:58:39 by skrebbel skrebbel
Holly shit ! Excellent wild !!!!
<3 (and i don't write this often)
added on the 2007-10-22 12:59:59 by faraday faraday
and it's in the top of months, france is back ahhaha :)
added on the 2007-10-27 17:21:58 by __ __
Really liked reading this ! Feeling was in the air
rulez added on the 2007-10-28 17:24:52 by Tomchi Tomchi
nice story, nice music.

The UI would be a lot better if it allowed alt+tabbing out. Scrolling to the page I left off when I closed and reopened it later is a pain in the ass.
rulez added on the 2007-10-31 22:01:17 by mihi mihi
I managed to find time for reading this in the Munchen Airpory yesterday - and DAMN this is cool :)

Some points of constructive nitpickery:
- (I know, I know, but:) English. Please get a native (or proficient) proofreader / "producer" next time - it really helps the readability if the text flows by itself, and the audience doesn't have to concentrate of trying to make sense out of it.
- This might be just me, but the narrator seemed too reliable and yet too much of an "outsider" to the happenings; it conveyed as someone who incites all the consequences, but yet is indifferent to them. Some more emotional reflection, perhaps on expense to reliability would've added some spice to it. Tycoon just seemed too calm, yet not cynical enough.
- The "history" sections felt a bit disrupting at some places and polarized the fact/fiction nature a bit too much to the extent, but overall they added to the intertweened nature of past/present really well.
- The text rendering had a bit of the ZINE-effect, not sure why but letters grouped up a bit weirdly at some places.

All in all, really looking forward to the next part :)
rulez added on the 2007-11-06 12:46:52 by Gargaj Gargaj
Yeah thanks a lot for the constructive tips, Gargaj. Too bad you didn't read it BEFORE the trip to SF though, since there are a few nods to ILM in the novella. It would have shown how much we care about them. :)
added on the 2007-11-06 12:56:41 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
rulez added on the 2007-11-11 15:48:16 by KHRoN KHRoN
yeah! first fiction book i read in a long long time. liked it, especially, how soundtrack interacts with text in some way. would be nice to read more from you in future!
rulez added on the 2007-11-18 04:54:01 by elfh elfh
finallly, I read it... I may have jump over some parts at the end (i'm not usually into fiction novels), but definitely worth a thumb for the effort of writing \ translating\coding it! Special mention to willbe for some well inspired background musics, especially chapter 13 's one.
I have many comments on some points, but I want to point out that this can be only understandable by sceners. I mean read page 78/80, who else can understand that ? Well, I'll flame something in the forum :) thumb up anyway. Oh and yeah, it's lissajouS <-
rulez added on the 2007-12-08 21:44:39 by krabob krabob
The idea behind the story might have been convincing at the age of 11, but apart from that this is a real great release!
rulez added on the 2008-11-23 01:46:05 by T$ T$
This rulez ! I'm still waiting for a new story :)
rulez added on the 2009-11-21 01:55:28 by MsK` MsK`
rulez added on the 2010-11-14 19:42:34 by Saga Musix Saga Musix

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