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    Quote Originally Posted by GSFB View Post
    I contend that there are only two possible explanations for the shape: either it is artistic choice, or there is an eclipse.
    You all fail horrribly.
    We get a good 20+ posts down on a __DND__ related forum and no one thinks to point out that:
    A WIZARD DID IT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toper View Post
    It's funny because instead of treating the Giant as the author of the work, the post presumed him to be in the same position as amateur forum critics such as ourselves, then upbraided him for taking the (much-contested) literary-theoretical stance which considers the author's own interpretation to be privileged and important, thus wrongly but plausibly re-interpreting his factual correction as an invalid argument for aw, screw it. MOON LASER
    Yeah, I'm surprised no one has busted his answer with "Citation Needed".

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    Quote Originally Posted by homersolo View Post
    I'm sure this has been said before but.....

    A) What? Did you get an "F" in Body Shapes when you painted a stick figure when the nude model came in?

    B) How ashamed are your professors/university that their prized pupil draws stick figures for a living?

    C) Yeah, you went to art school. For a about a week!

    D) You went to art school? Did you get a Masters in Crayon? A PhD in Straight Lines?

    F) What kind of effed up models did you see at Art School that had two different sized shoes?

    The opportunities are endless!

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    Actually, what I learned in art school was the importance of choosing a style for your work that is appealing and appropriate to the mood you are trying to communicate, how to compose a page and balance text and image elements, how to communicate ideas with images regardless of their anatomical accuracy, how to use vector art programs like Adobe Illustrator, how to use color properly, how to simplify complex shapes into iconic symbols that are recognizable nonetheless, how to prepare a book to be printed, and how to run an independent business that deals with issues like copyrights, trademarks, and the like. I have a degree in Graphic Design, not Fine Art, though it's easy to forget that most people think art school is exactly what they see in the movies: naked people and pencil drawings, nothing more or less.

    On the plus side, they did manage to teach me the proper sequence for the first six letters of the alphabet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    On the plus side, they did manage to teach me the proper sequence for the first six letters of the alphabet.
    Can i sig that?
    *edit Nah, i guess i shouldn't
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    Default Re: Is there an eclipse occurring?

    Someone bit the moon.
    FINALLY! A Tick reference!

    On the plus side, they did manage to teach me the proper sequence for the first six letters of the alphabet.
    Best. Comeback. EVER!

    it's easy to forget that most people think art school is exactly what they see in the movies: naked people and pencil drawings
    SIGN ME UP!!!

    Seriously, though, we appreciate your art and are glad you went to art school to learn about... whatever the heck they teach you... can't believe they don't cover astronomy... what are they teaching kids these days?
    Cry "Havoc," and let slip the gnomes of war! Or something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSFB View Post
    Seriously, though, we appreciate your art and are glad you went to art school to learn about... whatever the heck they teach you... can't believe they don't cover astronomy... what are they teaching kids these days?
    Well, considering it's ART school, and he went there for GRAPHIC DESIGN...

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    Default Re: Is there an eclipse occurring?

    I've seen moons like that a million times in media. The Kirby series, for example. Mistake or intention, it's just a pretty shape in the sky. :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by BranRainey View Post
    I've seen moons like that a million times in media. The Kirby series, for example. Mistake or intention, it's just a pretty shape in the sky. :|
    I'm pretty sure that a giant mass of rock large enough to form into a sphere under it's own gravity that actively effects the planet it orbist and has been a center of many myths and also a center of many calendars is more than "just a shape", but yeah, sure.

    EDIT: And Kirby's about a sentient pink puffball that can easily swallow being larger than he is to steal their powers and lives on a star-shaped planet with a penguin with a mallet. Yeah, Kirby is exactly where you go for astronomical accuracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grarrrg View Post
    A WIZARD DID IT!!!
    No -
    A GIANT DID IT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naia View Post
    No -
    A GIANT DID IT!!!
    A giant wizard with a earth wand.
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    So.... it ISN'T a space station?

    I just looked at it and thought "Big desert moon. Good moon for looking at from a secluded balcony during a fancy state party."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orzel View Post
    The Giant is feeding you all lies.
    The truth is:

    Someone bit the moon.

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    Default Re: Is there an eclipse occurring?

    No, it's not the moon. It's a cookie someone took a bite out of.

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    I suppose I should point out that since the disc of the nearer body is significantly smaller than the further one, it's more properly called a transit than an eclipse.
    Last edited by Beren; 2010-08-18 at 09:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beren View Post
    I suppose I should point out that since the disc of the nearer body is significantly smaller than the further one, it's more properly called a transit than an eclipse.
    but wait.... don't you still call a solar eclipse an eclipse, despite the fact that the moon is WAY smaller than the sun?

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    Even when the moon is far enough away, that it will "transit" the sun rather than eclipse it completely, it's still called an eclipse- an annular eclipse.

    Hmm- if the "moon" was actually close in size to the OoTS world, and the OoTS world was the eclipsing body, wouldn't the "shadow" cast on the "moon" be slightly smaller than the moon itself?

    Hence, you could have an "annular lunar eclipse".
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSFB View Post
    Seriously, though, we appreciate your art and are glad you went to art school to learn about... whatever the heck they teach you... can't believe they don't cover astronomy... what are they teaching kids these days?
    I had to take an art history class to get my computer science degree. That was $500 I'll never get back.


    Someday, I want to have a massive class action lawsuit against colleges that tack on generic courses onto every degree, no matter how unrelated they are to the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NerfTW View Post
    I had to take an art history class to get my computer science degree. That was $500 I'll never get back.


    Someday, I want to have a massive class action lawsuit against colleges that tack on generic courses onto every degree, no matter how unrelated they are to the subject.
    Thats what a four-year degree is for; to get a broad education. If you didn't like it, you shoudla gone to tech school.

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    Question asked and answered, by the Giant no less. This thread has since devolved into discussion of astronomy and art school.
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