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The sequel to my post "Any Sufficiently Advanced Technology Is Indistinguishable From Cthulhu" is now up: 

Ia, Ia, Google Fthagn! 

http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2015/07/ia-ia-google-fthagn.html
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I hate to go all Buzzfeed on you, but really, #2 is particularly good. 

http://www.strangecompany.org/youtube-auto-subtitle-vs-lovecraftian-languages/
YouTube’s Auto-Subtitle function, whilst very impressive, doesn’t cope well with the eldrich tongues of blasphemous creatures…
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Thanks to Craig for giving me the goahead to post this here! 

Summoning a demon using a YouTube tutorial. What could go wrong? 

I've just finished a live-action / motion capture hybrid short film, set in a decidedly Lovecraftian (and somewhat Stross's Laundryverse-ian) universe. 

Dave, a disgruntled startup guy, decides to get even not with the usual approach of "rm -rf *", but by summoning a Lovecraftian horror... using a YouTube tutorial. 

What could go wrong? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZoiva3DfI8

Enjoy, and please do share the word if you like it! I'd love to hear what you think, too! 
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+Alexander Janssen Yeah, I think it's a rather universal experience! 
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IT'S ALIIIIVE! Yes, the thing I've been trailering all week is here. 

Summoning a demon using a YouTube tutorial. What could go wrong? 

Find out now: watch Cthulhu Horror-Comedy HOWTO: Demon Summoning, my first live-action film after 20 years of making animated movies. 

And please do spread the word! Shares, comments, likes all much appreciated. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZoiva3DfI8
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Heh, glad you figured it out - sorry it was a bit opaque! 

And no, I decided to leave the "True Name" field out of the email opt-in box :) 
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Please help me out!

As you probably know, I'm releasing my first live-action film, HOWTO: Demon Summoning, on Monday.

Because I'm competing against the usual noise of the Internet, I'm experimenting with a new service called Thunderclap designed to help indie creators like me get the word out.

It's really easy to support HOWTO using Thunderclap. Just click through this link - http://thndr.it/1JTUmG0 - click the button for the social media platform you'd like to support HOWTO on, and it'll do everything else.

What it'll do then is send ONE message out on that account on Monday 13th July, when the film's released. You can control what the message says, and Thunderclap won't share any details of your account with me.

To help me get the word out follow this link - it's active right now: http://thndr.it/1JTUmG0

I'd love to thank you for your help if you do decide to sign up! If you join the Thunderclap before Saturday, when I'm doing the final render of the film, I'll make sure you're thanked in the credits.

Thank you in advance - it'll really make a difference.

P.S. You CAN sign up to support with multiple social media accounts, but you need to visit the link and click on the relevant button once for each account.
Support HOWTO: Demon Summoning. Summoning a demon using a #YouTube tutorial. What could go wrong? Find out – watch #cthulhu #geek comedy-horror here: http://thndr.it/1fndv9o. We will post this one-time message to your account on. July 13 at 2:00PM BST.
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Lessons I Learned From My First Live-Action Short (After Nearly 20 Years Of Animation)

http://www.strangecompany.org/lessons-i-learned-from-my-first-live-action-short-after-nearly-20-years-of-animation/
Veteran "Machinima" producer Hugh Hancock shares the lessons he learned on his first live-action short film after nearly 20 years of animation.
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Thought you might enjoy this, particularly given the protagonist is very CoC PC-like...

Summoning a demon using a YouTube tutorial. What could go wrong? 

I've just finished a live-action / motion capture hybrid short film, set in a decidedly Lovecraftian (and somewhat Stross's Laundryverse-ian) universe. 

Dave, a disgruntled startup guy, decides to get even not with the usual approach of "rm -rf *", but by summoning a Lovecraftian horror... using a YouTube tutorial. 

What could go wrong? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZoiva3DfI8

Enjoy, and please do share the word if you like it! I'd love to hear what you think, too! 
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And for MORE Cthulhu-related madness (appropriately enough) - I've just written a new post on Charlie's blog. 

It's entitled...

http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2015/07/any-sufficiently-advanced-tech.html
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Why, after two decades making Machinima, am I now making live-action movies? 

Here's the reason - and if you care about visual storytelling, I'd say it's pretty exciting. 

New post! 

http://www.strangecompany.org/why-the-guy-who-coined-machinima-is-now-making-live-action-films/
The promise of Machinima - truly democratic filmmaking - is now something that live-action film can achieve.
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"Ask HN: My laptop's screen is flickering and the sound's gone funny. That might be because it's covered in arterial blood.

Any good ways to fix it? "
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Do Podcasts Beat Film, TV, Comics And Games As A Medium For Independent Storytellers? 

In this follow-up to my "all mediums in 2015" post on Charlie's blog, I look at the potential of audio drama and podcasts - which is considerably greater than you might expect! 

http://www.strangecompany.org/do-podcasts-beat-film-games-and-comics-as-a-medium/
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I'm the moderately well-known-ish Hugh responsible for BloodSpell, Machinima.com, Machinima for Dummies, Kamikaze Cookery, Death Knight Love Story, and other similar stuff. 
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