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WELL, ERR... 'DOORHINGE'?

15 December 2004

Exciting! The first production screens of the August movie!





Well, maybe not so exciting as you had hoped. They feature surprisingly little August so to speak. But they're still nice examples of how the 3D-portion of the movie is shaping up.

Enough about that. Let's talk pirates. I've been listening non-stop since last we met to the best pirate-song ever: 'I Pirate I Was Meant To Be', begot onto this world by the ever-lauded Monkey Island 3. Monkey Island 3 is an adventuregame. No no, an adventure game. No, not like Tomb Raider. Please, anyone still thinking adventure games have something to do with jumping around and possibly finding keys or their dogmatic equivalents (for instance 'keycards', or maybe 'artifacts'), kindly Get The Hell Off My Site (hereafter: 'GTHOMS'). Anyway, pirates & Monkey Island. The piratesong I spoke about above is actually an ingenious puzzle from the game, where you have to choose what to say to your fellow buckaneers to get them to stop singing. The game responds to your selection with appropriate rhyms, all while the song is still running. Marvellously done and a testament to creative designing!

Besides that, the lyrics are deliciously witty, featuring the statement that 'that pirate'll be done for when he falls into our trap' and the claim that it's 'just too bad we're tone-deaf'. Of course, without the proper context it's completely incomprehensibly unfunny. Why I even bother -your guess is as good as mine. I'm just here to tell you to either play The Curse of Monkey Island, or download the song from the internet.

Just a warning: it's addicting as heck, and before you know it, it'll be like it's talk-like-a-pirate-day the whole year through.

Roderick.