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What makes a scener a scener?

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added on the 2011-02-11 15:21:13 by 4kum4 4kum4
I wonder why this hasn't been dropped here yet :)

"I wanna tell you a little secret, being a scener is just like being in love. No one needs to tell you you are in love, you just know it, through and through."
added on the 2011-02-11 15:57:34 by BoyC BoyC
Being a scener is like making love to a beautiful woman: You won't do it. Ever.
added on the 2011-02-11 17:06:58 by kb_ kb_
Making a diskmag requires far more conscientiousness than creativity, so that may be an explanation why diskmag editors usually don't make demos and demo makers usually don't make diskmags.
Nah, diskmag editors are diskmag editors because they can't make demos. There are some exceptions though, I know of this one diskmag that was filled with people who actually made demos. I guess that also makes them sceners, because in a way: if you don't make demoscene demos.. well, you know.
added on the 2011-02-11 17:19:21 by gloom gloom
I am worried my son might be a demoscener.

There's a really simple test you can do at home.

Get some vinegar, get some baking soda. Then make a big clay volcano. Then while this is erupting, if your son is too busy coding a demo in 68000 assembler or tracking music using some fancy hexadecimal notation, he's surely a scener.
added on the 2011-02-11 17:29:52 by ham ham
Being a scener is like making love to a beautiful woman: You won't do it. Ever.

Hurray, I'm a scener!
added on the 2011-02-11 17:38:44 by trc_wm trc_wm
ham: or sucking a dick.
added on the 2011-02-11 19:27:25 by Jcl Jcl
ham ftw. Best yahoo answers ref ever.
added on the 2011-02-11 20:34:31 by ferris ferris
when he/she is doing something more than just clicking on a youtube link on pouet? :)

added on the 2011-02-11 22:16:01 by magic magic
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added on the 2011-02-11 22:19:07 by ham ham
Thanks for the few serious answers in this thread. kb's analogy with the beautiful woman was interesting, as I wasn't aware that it might be many (male) people's dream to have sex with a beautiful woman one day. Regarding gloom's explanation why diskmag editors don't make demos: Why "can't" diskmag editors make demos? Some have enough skills in programming, creating graphics or composing music that they could contribute to, or even lead, a demo project; I rather think that for some reason, they are more interested in making a diskmag than in making a demo, and I'm searching for explanations why (personality factors, biographical details and so on). As regards myself, I've never been interested in democoding, although I acquired some programming skills already at an early age because of my wish to develop games. I have never watched too many demos; I was always more interested in diskmags; and I admired demomakers for their skills, but I never felt any urge to become one of them.
added on the 2011-02-12 01:06:31 by Adok Adok
gloom: so that makes musicians and graphicians non demosceners, ok, nice going there nazi!
added on the 2011-02-12 01:36:36 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
When I saw Phenomena's Enigma for the first time, that just changed my life for ever, and at this moment I just wanted to be like that guys who made that demo.

Since I was not so bad at drawing when I was young, I started to do gfx on my Amiga 500, then 3d raytraced picture because that interested me a lot.
I liked music too (playing different wind instrument in classical orchestra), so I started to do some module around 1994, then since I was more interested in doing music and I problably was a better musician than graphician I keeped that job on the scene during several years.

Of course, doing his OWN demo is the Graal of most of demomakers I think, now I'm starting to be old, I learned a lot of different things so I'm able to realize on the screen the effect I wanted to do since 1991 but without never beeing able to do it (that's why my intros looks oldskool :D).

Well, as BoyC said, you KNOW when you are a scener, it's something from the heart :)
added on the 2011-02-12 01:38:07 by rez rez
stupid question!!! first grade sceners write the fucking code and showcase it. second grade diskmaggers kinda report about it, and there's the 'custumers' getting attracted to the scene.

I dunno what's wrong with this scheme.

@Adok. relax!!!
added on the 2011-02-12 02:20:20 by yumeji yumeji
I wasn't aware that it might be many (male) people's dream to have sex with a beautiful woman one day

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added on the 2011-02-12 02:56:10 by xernobyl xernobyl
Replace "ginger" with "scener".
added on the 2011-02-13 09:50:08 by ringofyre ringofyre


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