View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:27 pm



Reply to topic  [ 53 posts ] 
 Things/scenes in Minnesota. 
Author Message
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:02 pm
Posts: 102
Location: Minneapolis
Post Things/scenes in Minnesota.
devil wrote:
I just wish people would leave the whole Vampire thing alone for at least a few decades. It's so old, so overdone and so cliche/pathetic that it's become an embarrassment.


This post on the Event Horizon really got my attention. What do people living in Minnesota (or at least on this forum) these days think? Which things/scenes are not overdone yet? What's new?


Tue May 20, 2008 8:00 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 28, 2002 7:00 pm
Posts: 4910
Location: S St Paul
Post 
Vampires, zombies, aliens, werewolves, pirates, robots, ... done.
Ninjas have had a pretty long hiatus, though.
And I think replicants are overdue for a comeback, too.


Tue May 20, 2008 8:12 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2003 4:12 pm
Posts: 4274
Location: pyramids of mars
Post Re: Things/scenes in Minnesota.
Sipuha wrote:
Which things/scenes are not overdone yet? What's new?


BBQing is the new disco.

_________________
Rockula! wrote:
Whooda thought that you could get supress a guy's urge kick someones ass by waving pussy in his face?


Tue May 20, 2008 8:28 pm
Profile YIM
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:54 pm
Posts: 476
Post 
rskm1 wrote:
Vampires, zombies, aliens, werewolves, pirates, robots, ... done.
Ninjas have had a pretty long hiatus, though.
And I think replicants are overdue for a comeback, too.
I did the ninja thing last Halloween. Does that interrupt the hiatus?

_________________
Squirrels make such angry drunks - (C) Petey


Tue May 20, 2008 8:46 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 28, 2002 7:00 pm
Posts: 4910
Location: S St Paul
Post 
JPaganel wrote:
I did the ninja thing last Halloween. Does that interrupt the hiatus?

If nobody saw you, it doesn't count.

...and also means it was a damn good ninja outfit! ;)


Tue May 20, 2008 8:49 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 14, 2003 3:02 pm
Posts: 1893
Location: Minneapolis
Post 
I had never heard of Steam Punk until prom, I thought it was really fun

_________________
DJ Nitrogen

Playlists


Tue May 20, 2008 8:53 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2003 5:52 pm
Posts: 3442
Location: minneapolis
Post 
i never heard of steam porn til this morning, and my cock hurts.

_________________
thosquanta: the band!
http://www.thosquanta.com


Tue May 20, 2008 9:18 pm
Profile YIM WWW
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 20, 1981 7:00 pm
Posts: 1377
Location: Minneapolis
Post 
rskm1 wrote:
Vampires, zombies, aliens, werewolves, pirates, robots, ...


All fantastic topics for campy, crappy movies. My favorite.

rskm1 wrote:
Ninjas have had a pretty long hiatus, though.
And I think replicants are overdue for a comeback, too.


I also like Ninjas and replicants, but you'd have a hard time teaching the young whippersnappers what a replicant is.


Tue May 20, 2008 9:55 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 28, 2002 7:00 pm
Posts: 4910
Location: S St Paul
Post 
skywayman wrote:
..you'd have a hard time teaching the young whippersnappers what a replicant is.

Bah, even the zominator could find the wikipedia page.


Tue May 20, 2008 10:07 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 20, 1981 7:00 pm
Posts: 1377
Location: Minneapolis
Post 
Ok, explain replicant to a n00b via Wikipedia, then make a movie about it? Bah. What we really need is a shitty remake of the original by Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp.


Tue May 20, 2008 10:27 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2003 11:49 pm
Posts: 3157
Post 
Don't worry... 2019 is coming...

http://fallonandrosof.blogspot.com/2008 ... ality.html

_________________
And over the ashes the stories are told
Of witches and werewolves and Oak Island gold


Wed May 21, 2008 10:11 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2003 4:12 pm
Posts: 4274
Location: pyramids of mars
Post 
rskm1 wrote:
Vampires, zombies, aliens, werewolves, pirates, robots, ... done.
Ninjas have had a pretty long hiatus, though.
And I think replicants are overdue for a comeback, too.


I keep hoping that "reading a friggin' book" comes back in, but alas, to no avail...

_________________
Rockula! wrote:
Whooda thought that you could get supress a guy's urge kick someones ass by waving pussy in his face?


Wed May 21, 2008 5:43 pm
Profile YIM
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 23, 2003 12:50 pm
Posts: 1652
Location: Winona, MN
Post 
You want to know the next look, the next in thing, the idea that fashion designers and midwest boutiques will rip off in ten years time?


I'm thinking dark, I'm thinking high boots, I'm thinking both pre-and post-industrial.

In short, coal miners.


Dark clothing, a hacking cough without paying for overpriced cigarettes, and a snappy helmet with a helpful light on it.
Look here:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1193/130 ... 84.jpg?v=0
That's the future of alternative fashion staring back at you.


A word of caution: When applying your cosmetic coal dust, don't use too much, or else it's blackface, and minstrel chic is so last year.


Wed May 21, 2008 6:10 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 06, 2002 7:00 pm
Posts: 5056
Post 
<a href="http://workingperson.com/index.php?source=aw&gclid=CIH7uIP-uJMCFRUasgodpi_JCw">Carhartts or Dickies</a>?


Wed May 21, 2008 8:46 pm
Profile
Post 
I've been wearing black Carhartt pants to work almost every single day for the last 5 years. There are a couple of black Carhartt shirts and sweatshirts in my wardrobe as well, though I tend to wear black local crew shirts from the concerts I staff. I'm also required to wear black on union jobs, and even during non-union gigs, the norm is to dress all in black.

Sensible? Yes. Trendy? Doubtful.

Between my work, casual, and formal clothes, my entire closet is black, some of it not by choice... but you don't hear my complaining.


Sat May 24, 2008 2:46 pm
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 12:06 am
Posts: 4
Location: Minneapolis MN
Post Re: Things/scenes in Minnesota.
Sipuha wrote:
This post on the Event Horizon really got my attention. What do people living in Minnesota (or at least on this forum) these days think? Which things/scenes are not overdone yet? What's new?
Personally, I don't think there will be anything new bubbling up without some kind of massive social/political upheaval or revolution. And that's not bloody likely. But I could just be cranky with an allergy headache too.
-RT


Sun May 25, 2008 12:19 am
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 4:06 pm
Posts: 951
Post 
I could care less what people are wearing. I just like <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_noise">Power Noise</a> and whatever post-industrial-flavor-of-the-week-genre washes up on the musical shores.

(though I have to admit, the whole vampire-theme thing, kind of makes me cringe...)


Tue May 27, 2008 11:14 am
Profile WWW

Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:24 pm
Posts: 135
Post 
Are Replicsants the things from Dr. Who? "Exterminate!"

_________________
You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile. ~Chuck Palahniuk


Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:16 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2003 5:52 pm
Posts: 3442
Location: minneapolis
Post 
those would be daleks.

_________________
thosquanta: the band!
http://www.thosquanta.com


Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:48 am
Profile YIM WWW

Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:24 pm
Posts: 135
Post 
Ah yes, what about the other robots? The humanoid looking ones?


Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:06 am
Profile

Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:21 pm
Posts: 2036
Location: not on this site. contact me elsewhere.
Post 
have you really never seen <a href="http:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_Runner">Blade Runner</a>? you might want to fix that.

I think this points up why vampires, while tricky to do with any sort of dignity, are an enduring theme. at least everyone's heard of them.

also, dignity is kinda overrated when it's too vigorously applied. looks a lot like a stick up the butt.


Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:12 am
Profile WWW

Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:24 pm
Posts: 135
Post 
alisgray wrote:
have you really never seen <a href="http:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_Runner">Blade Runner</a>? you might want to fix that.

.


Yes, but not in last decade or so. Like I am supposed to remember every charecter in every movie I watch. Come on now.

_________________
You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile. ~Chuck Palahniuk


Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:38 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2003 5:52 pm
Posts: 3442
Location: minneapolis
Post 
there were 5 replicants in blade runner, if i remember correctly...

_________________
thosquanta: the band!
http://www.thosquanta.com


Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:40 am
Profile YIM WWW
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 28, 2002 7:00 pm
Posts: 4910
Location: S St Paul
Post 
epidemic wrote:
Like I am supposed to remember every charecter in every movie I watch. Come on now.

Well, the movie was basically about replicants, it wasn't just "a character".

It's the equivalent of saying "Yeah, I saw Star Wars, but it was a long time ago; how am I supposed to know what a 'jedi' is?"

(Of course, I'm talking about geek-world here; in reality they're both Just Movies *gasp*.)


Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:59 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:54 pm
Posts: 476
Post 
rskm1 wrote:
(Of course, I'm talking about geek-world here; in reality they're both Just Movies *gasp*.)
Blasphemer!

_________________
Squirrels make such angry drunks - (C) Petey


Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:20 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2003 4:12 pm
Posts: 4274
Location: pyramids of mars
Post 
thosquanta wrote:
there were 5 replicants in blade runner, if i remember correctly...


6. maybe more.

_________________
Rockula! wrote:
Whooda thought that you could get supress a guy's urge kick someones ass by waving pussy in his face?


Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:48 pm
Profile YIM
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 20, 1981 7:00 pm
Posts: 1377
Location: Minneapolis
Post 
Director's cut or original?


Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:04 pm
Profile

Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:24 pm
Posts: 135
Post 
Found the problem. I was thinking of the "Replicators" from Dr. Who instead of the "Replicants" from Blade Runner.

Man.... I was way off!!!

_________________
You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile. ~Chuck Palahniuk


Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:46 am
Profile

Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:21 pm
Posts: 2036
Location: not on this site. contact me elsewhere.
Post 
I'm not sure which way your nerdcore score swung with that statement. I totally thought you were talking about the new Battlestar Galactica. *shrug* (Not that I have seen it, I'm afraid.)

To get back to the subject --
Scenes that have a better foothold than "darksider" does in the TC:
hiphop
art student
stoner
punk rocker
hippie
indie rocker
etc.
even the rockabilly kids have regular events, afaik.

while it takes a lot of abuse from a few folks on this board, MN does have some serious electronic experimental visual and performing arts (see also: the BENT festival.) we also have quite a heritage of the punkrock, naturally. and, sorry to those who are way too "serious" for such things, there's quite a strong background in fantasy -- writing, boardgame publishing, etc. likely it goes with the theater economy that has been here since vaudeville.

as for what's fresh... hm. I suspect that the Mods thing will have another renaissance, since gas prices are sucking so much. Likewise fancy bicycles. I predict a future design fascination with extreme weather phenomena and aurora borealis. but frankly I am making this up. Personally I'd like to see more interest in the Napoleonic Era *other* than that empire-waisted pregnant-looking fashion. yuck.


Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:27 am
Profile WWW

Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:24 pm
Posts: 135
Post 
Dude! Nerdcore is totally gong to be the new trend. Yeah. We can all rock out to some 8-bit SID based music and sport TNG shirts.

_________________
You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile. ~Chuck Palahniuk


Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:37 pm
Profile

Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:21 pm
Posts: 2036
Location: not on this site. contact me elsewhere.
Post 
well, we'll be able to say of CAUSTIC and the Gothsicles that we knew then when, then...


Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:10 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 28, 2002 7:00 pm
Posts: 4910
Location: S St Paul
Post 
The time has come for welding helmets to supplant the ubiquitous "goggle headbands".
And the leather and chains will gradually become outmoded in favor of scuba gear.
(the flippers alone will inspire a whole new style of dancing, out of necessity)


Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:12 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2003 11:49 pm
Posts: 3157
Post 
epidemic wrote:
Found the problem. I was thinking of the "Replicators" from Dr. Who instead of the "Replicants" from Blade Runner.

Man.... I was way off!!!


I thought the Replicators were on "Stargate SG-1".

_________________
And over the ashes the stories are told
Of witches and werewolves and Oak Island gold


Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:24 pm
Profile

Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:21 pm
Posts: 2036
Location: not on this site. contact me elsewhere.
Post 
rskm1 wrote:
The time has come for welding helmets to supplant the ubiquitous "goggle headbands".
And the leather and chains will gradually become outmoded in favor of scuba gear.
(the flippers alone will inspire a whole new style of dancing, out of necessity)


You may have something with the SCUBA gear, rob.

d'ya know where the cowboy hat, neckerchief, dreads, furry platform boots and goggles look came from, btw? there is <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/burningman/interesting/">an environment</a> in which that's a practical choice.


Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:15 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2003 11:49 pm
Posts: 3157
Post 
rskm1 wrote:
...in favor of scuba gear.


http://community.livejournal.com/goth_m ... 69200.html

Scuba!

_________________
And over the ashes the stories are told
Of witches and werewolves and Oak Island gold


Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:49 pm
Profile

Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:21 pm
Posts: 2036
Location: not on this site. contact me elsewhere.
Post ridiculous -> sublime
people with enough of a sense of perspective and absurdity that they can appreciate how silly they are... and enjoy it. rah!


Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:15 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:12 pm
Posts: 34
Post 
thosquanta wrote:
there were 5 replicants in blade runner, if i remember correctly...


Depending on the version - theatrical, director's, the lovely new "final" cut?
Yeh - I'd count Deckard as one of the five.

"All these moments will be lost, like tears in rain...[CUE COVENANT]"

_________________
"You know there ain't no Devil, there's just God when he's drunk." - Tom Waits


Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:48 am
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2003 11:49 pm
Posts: 3157
Post 
NoShow wrote:
Depending on the version - theatrical, director's, the lovely new "final" cut?
Yeh - I'd count Deckard as one of the five.


Zora
Roy
Leon
Pris
Rachel
Deckard

_________________
And over the ashes the stories are told
Of witches and werewolves and Oak Island gold


Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:20 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2003 4:12 pm
Posts: 4274
Location: pyramids of mars
Post 
veinsplasher wrote:
NoShow wrote:
Depending on the version - theatrical, director's, the lovely new "final" cut?
Yeh - I'd count Deckard as one of the five.


Zora
Roy
Leon
Pris
Rachel
Deckard


and possibly the first cop to get shot by Leon.

_________________
Rockula! wrote:
Whooda thought that you could get supress a guy's urge kick someones ass by waving pussy in his face?


Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:27 am
Profile YIM
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:12 pm
Posts: 34
Post 
veinsplasher wrote:
Zora
Roy
Leon
Pris
Rachel
Deckard


Can't believe I forgot Rachel. The scene where Deckard spills the beans to her (about her) was sooo heartbreaking, I just had to forget she wasn't real.
*cough* Yeh...that's it.

_________________
"You know there ain't no Devil, there's just God when he's drunk." - Tom Waits


Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:59 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:27 pm
Posts: 16
Location: Little Falls
Post 
epidemic wrote:
Ah yes, what about the other robots? The humanoid looking ones?


Cybermen.

I personally think we should all wear coloured spandex and masks, come up with a nifty superpower and supername, and find a nemesis or two. I have yet to see that in style. It could very well become a huge movement once the Scene and Emo kids die.

There was a guy who dressed up like Superman and stood on a street corner in my hometown for a few years. I don't know where he is now... I think he's in jail?

_________________
You have beautiful eyes!
...
Can I touch them?


Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:20 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 20, 1981 7:00 pm
Posts: 1377
Location: Minneapolis
Post 
Yakshini wrote:
I personally think we should all wear coloured spandex and masks, come up with a nifty superpower and supername, and find a nemesis or two. I have yet to see that in style.


Mexican wrestlers?


Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:25 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:27 pm
Posts: 16
Location: Little Falls
Post 
skywayman wrote:
Yakshini wrote:
I personally think we should all wear coloured spandex and masks, come up with a nifty superpower and supername, and find a nemesis or two. I have yet to see that in style.


Mexican wrestlers?


Snap. I lose...

_________________
You have beautiful eyes!
...
Can I touch them?


Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:29 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2002 7:00 pm
Posts: 2488
Post 
Yakshini wrote:
I personally think we should all wear coloured spandex and masks, come up with a nifty superpower and supername, and find a nemesis or two...


I am 100% behind this. At the very least we should be dressing like the people in Logan's Run by now.


Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:39 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:54 pm
Posts: 476
Post 
Yakshini wrote:
epidemic wrote:
Ah yes, what about the other robots? The humanoid looking ones?


Cybermen.

I personally think we should all wear coloured spandex and masks, come up with a nifty superpower and supername, and find a nemesis or two. I have yet to see that in style. It could very well become a huge movement once the Scene and Emo kids die.

There was a guy who dressed up like Superman and stood on a street corner in my hometown for a few years. I don't know where he is now... I think he's in jail?
Been done. There's a community of these people, there was an article on them in City Pages not too long ago.

_________________
Squirrels make such angry drunks - (C) Petey


Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:24 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2003 11:49 pm
Posts: 3157
Post 
Yakshini wrote:
I personally think we should all wear coloured spandex...


I saw colored spandex SEVERELY misused at the Uptown Pride stage, last night.

Let's leave off adding more spandex until those already in the fray get it right.

_________________
And over the ashes the stories are told
Of witches and werewolves and Oak Island gold


Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:40 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:13 pm
Posts: 7
Location: Bloomington, MN
Post 
superman on a street corner? Surely you can't be talking about the multi-county famous Saint Cloud Superman? He has to be the most famous of all of them... he's had a documentary made about him, had plenty of articles written about him, inspired a Saint Cloud Spiderman and Batman on various occassions, and he sings Sinatra every once in a while at the Saint Cloud B-dubs on Karaoke night.

But if you want my opinion for new scenes? One word:

Zubaz.


Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:10 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:40 am
Posts: 718
Location: St Cloud, MN
Post 
Knowby wrote:
superman on a street corner? Surely you can't be talking about the multi-county famous Saint Cloud Superman?


Superman's gotten quite lazy:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lavonasherarts/2642835157/

On the other hand, he DID stop some guy from jumping off the DeSoto bridge last year.

He even has a MySpace page:

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=197298921[/url]


Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:07 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:27 pm
Posts: 16
Location: Little Falls
Post 
He was the Little Falls Superman before he moved his way to St. Cloud. I knew his mother, actually. O-o

_________________
You have beautiful eyes!
...
Can I touch them?


Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:47 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 23, 2003 12:50 pm
Posts: 1652
Location: Winona, MN
Post 
And all Winona has is Steve, the Polish Pirate, who likes to play the didjeridoo. I think I'd prefer a superhero.


Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:20 pm
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:54 pm
Posts: 476
Post 
Hmm. Maybe Jay Maynard is on to something...

Image

Where the hell is Fairmont, anyway?

_________________
Squirrels make such angry drunks - (C) Petey


Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:51 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:13 pm
Posts: 7
Location: Bloomington, MN
Post 
i remember superman saving that guy... it was awesome to know he was finally recognized for his incredible powers.

The man is an icon.

But is is true... he doesnt fix up his hair like he used to and can't fit into the costume anymore. Still, he'll pull out the "S" sleeveless for special occassions...


Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:36 am
Profile WWW
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:40 am
Posts: 718
Location: St Cloud, MN
Post 
StC Superman also has a criminal rapsheet that would make me not want to be alone with him.


Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:00 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 53 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.