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[edit] Subtitles

Hey Shwoo, you're really working hard on them subtitles! Keep up the good work :-) Loafing 10:32, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! Shwoo 10:46, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Great Jorb on the subtitles! pat on the butt in a not-Coach Z sort of way. You did most the fun ones I wanted to do... ah well. BryanCTC 09:13, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. But I also did some not fun ones. In Search of the Yello Dello wasn't that funny to begin with, and after subtitling the new version, the old version, the commentary and the deleted scenes, I never want to see it ever again. Shwoo 10:07, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Frappr!

Hey Shwoo (it's me again!), have you heard about the wiki's Frappr! map? I'd be cool to see some more Southern hemisphere pins on there ;-) Loafing 10:41, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I actually put a pin it about half an hour ago. So now there's a whole eight pins in the Southern hemisphere. That's more than my last internet community type thing, actually. Shwoo 02:19, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

[edit] injoke

Another mystery solved. Kinda ;-) Loafing 08:50, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

You sure it doesn't raise more questions than it answers? Shwoo 10:35, 23 November 2006 (UTC)
The usual side-effects of solved mysteries ;-) Loafing 11:36, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Watch every SBEmail

Re: I would like to know how you calculated it. Did you include Easter eggs? Commentaries? That one is a really good fact and I know that I've been trying find the answer for that for a long time. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 09:20, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Actually, I was just lazy and added up all the times given on the wiki. That did take a while though. Shwoo 09:28, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
That is important to know, as the time list doesn't include Easter eggs. I'm adding it to your fact, and it also gave me an idea. Thanks! Elcool (talk)(contribs) 09:33, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
I didn't know the times don't include Easter eggs, so thanks for telling me.Shwoo 09:43, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
Well, the idea you gave me was to add a new column for Easter egg times. What fun! Elcool (talk)(contribs) 09:47, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Asperger's

Hey, my brother has Asperger's Syndrome too! We know all about it and more and he's in high school and all sorts of good stuff. It's cool to find another person like him here on the wiki! He doesn't have an account, though. Probably wouldn't use it much even if he did... -Brightstar Shiner 01:50, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Cool. is very appealing to aspies, I think. Because of the repetitive tasks and the catalouging absolutely everything to do with a certain subject. But I don't know many people with Asperger's Syndrome other than myself, so I'm not sure about that. Shwoo 02:06, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Timings

Hey, re: this summary, I recall it's been noted that a lot of toons were timed simply with a stopwatch, while others had their times calculated from the frame count. We've agreed someplace (I forget which) that the most accurate means of calculating length of toons is to subtract the number of "loading" frames and any "skipped" frames which can only be watched through user interaction (eggs) from the frame total (adjusting as necessary when there are superfluous trailing frames at the end which do not contribute to the toon, for example), and then dividing that result by the frame rate to determine the time. So, some of these times might not follow the up-to-date timing calculations; they might include the eggs, or the Loading screen, or might have been inaccurately clocked. It's likely you'll encounter wrong timings. I'd suggest just being sure the timing you use is supported by the above "frame count" method, and when you prove a timing wrong be sure to change the page's mention of the timing as well. You've taken on a huge job, good luck with it and thanks! Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 10:14, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Oh, okay. Thanks. I've been using the frame counting method to calculate the running time, by the way. There's twelve frames to a second, right? Shwoo 10:21, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
Usually. TGS 10 is faster, when it is that'll normally be visually obvious. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 10:23, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] First time STUFFing?

I remember my first STUFF. It was tewwible. You did good. It gets easier, don't you worry! Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 10:27, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

It shows, doesn't it? Thanks. Shwoo 10:29, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
Not really. You only had to fix it once. I'm sure when I STUFF my first fact, I'll have to fix it a few times ;-) Loafing 19:28, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Maps

Thanks for cleaning up Maps. When I stopped working on it because I was tired, I actually thought that you would fix it anyway ;-) Good jorb with the chronological ordering you've done lately! (Oh, and yes: hours is a big improvement over days!) Loafing 19:28, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Speaking of chronological order, I sometimes think that a list of every toon in chronological order would be helpful. Shwoo 00:24, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
Yes, that's a great idea! :-) Loafing 01:58, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
I'll get right onto it when I get home from work experience. Shwoo 04:06, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Easter Egg(s)

Hey Shwoo, what do you think of thisLoafing 06:24, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Deletion

Good working tagging that dead redirect for deletion; it's gone now. Just one thing: for a non-controversial deletion like that, you can use the template {{delete|Fill in a reason here}} instead of {{tbd}}, which is for deletions that require consensus. Thanks for your help! Heimstern Läufer 09:07, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Ah, thanks. I didn't know that. Well, obviously I didn't know, but uh... yes I'm awesome! Shwoo 09:13, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Fhqwhgads.ogg

This sounds really good — you've got a good reading voice. Keep up the good work! Trey56 04:19, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

I concur. Nice job reading, Shwoo. We don't care if you do sound like a British-Accented Computer. — Lapper (talk) 04:22, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you. It took a few tries to spell out fhqwhgads' full name though. I wish I had a British accented computer. It'd be cool. Shwoo 06:51, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Wow, when I first heard that article, I was like, do these letters ever end? I'd never realised how freakin' many there are! You've done well to make this; keep up all your great work at the wiki. Heimstern Läufer 08:26, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Empty Space

Hey Shwoo, good work again on the article recordings. One thing I noticed on one of your .ogg files as well as one of mine is that the beginning or the end of the track has a tendency to get cut off by some players. One way to circumvent this is to put a little blank space at the beginning and end of the file. Just thought I'd mention it since I realized for myself that I should do it in the future :) Keep on tranglin', Trey56 08:11, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll do that. How much is a little? A second? Shwoo 09:02, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Maybe two. Windows Media Player cot me the beginning by about a second and a half. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 10:15, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, two seconds sounds about right. Trey56 14:03, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Tense stuffs

Hi Shwoo! Just let me say right off the bat that I really enjoy your wiki presence! You always make the best edits, and if I knew how to do anything at all, I'd give you some sort of prize! Seriously though, you work really hard, and make like a jillion really great, really acute edits!

I do have a question though, (or a point to bring up, or whatever). I noticed your past "tensing" of the verbs on the Strong Brothers' relationship page. I've never been too sure about this, (and I think I'll bring it up on one of the "wiki standards" pages), but shouldn't most of the verbs be in the present tense? It just reminds me of the whole "literary present tense" thing that my English teachers love to chide my fellow schoolmates about. Basically, whenever one writes an essay about a book, we are expected to write about events in the book in the present tense, because the book can always be reread again; or, the book is a constant, eternal, um... perpetual... thing... or some explanation like that.

So, for example, "Strong Sad offered to help Strong Bad with his 150th email."

This (as I understand it) would be written as

"Strong Sad offers to help Strong Bad with his 150th email."

However, this sentence is correct in the past tense,

"Strong Sad tried to teach Strong Bad how to whistle"

because Strong Sad is reporting on something he already did, (like, in the past).

I hope I'm making sense. I just googled "literary present tense" and got this:


which might help my case more than my stupid explanation. Okay, sorry for cluttering your talk page. (But seriously, you're a great contributer! Keep up the gewd work! On another note, I'm a total windbag !) kai lyn 00:50, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. It's good to know that most of the edits I've been making are good. I wouldn't have a clue about what tense to use. I changed it because most of the article was in past tense already, which made the present tense parts stand out a bit. You can fix it if you want. Shwoo 01:11, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Subtitle quotes

Hi there Shwoo. Great job with the subtitle quotes. Keep up the good work. -- Tom 20:44, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. ...This talk page is more like my thank you page. Shwoo 02:27, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
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