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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ Some Update Questions

Later- I love big updates!

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Mr.Walrus @ Part II

This is absolutely gorgeous o_o love the art deco!

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus @ d1_c17_01a - Industrial Street

Incredible work! These streets just bleed atmosphere.

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Mr.Walrus @ Alyx Story - Progress #2

Awesome work, map 0 looks like it's going to be a ton of fun to play! Neat effect with the opening text too.

Also, what is the music in the video?

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Mr.Walrus @ Zeppelin

Amazing, cannot wait!

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Mr.Walrus @ WE ARE LIVE ON KICKSTARTER

Huzzah! Good luck guys :D !

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Mr.Walrus @ Outland: Rebel Village Pre Final 2016

Nice! I like the layout and village huts a lot- I think it would possibly benefit from brighter lighting though (that may just be my monitor though so I'm not sure).

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Mr.Walrus @ Maintanence

Really, really nice work on this area! I love the lighting and pipeworks, very thoroughly detailed (yet not cluttered) and simply oozes atmosphere. Will this appear in The Canals?

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Mr.Walrus @ extending chapter 4

Wow, this looks really beautiful! Love the architecture and lighting.

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Mr.Walrus @ Zeppelin

God this is just so gorgeous! Is the airship flying over the Alps?

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Mr.Walrus @ ZG 1934 - Dec. Update, Showcase Video

Heh fortunately not Alaska-cold! I live in Colorado and normally it's pretty warm, just this last week has been really cold due to a snowstorm.

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Mr.Walrus @ ZG 1934 - Dec. Update, Showcase Video

So it's very cold where I live (and my apartment's heating is bad) so typically when I wake up, I check my email, moddb, etc. on my phone for a while before actually getting out of bed, because it requires a good bit of dedication in the cold. When I saw this update though on my phone, I - quite literally, leapt - out of bed and onto my computer so I could watch the video properly.

Love the revamped theme, the UE4 maps, and man those are some gorgeous zeppelins. I feel rather traitorous to the source engine in saying this, but the game looks even better than before. Truly fantastic work, this looks incredible! Voted for GOTY and I will contribute what I can when crowdfunding arrives inJanuary, good luck!

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Mr.Walrus @ Automated Heraldry: Merging Coats of Arms

This is fascinating, what a cool process! Definitely looking forward to the next post on heraldry!

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Mr.Walrus @ Boiler Room (updated)

Excellent, a definite improvement!

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Mr.Walrus @ The end of liberal democracy?

Excellent article- I feel like it sums up the "zeitgeist" of the current moment pretty well, and definitely peers forward at things to come. Right now certainly feels like a paradigm shift- all times feel like they're times of change, but sometimes you feel like you're on the knife's-edge of history.

As to whether this actually is the knife's-edge of history, I guess we'll see. It's hard to tell if we're experiencing a true turning point, or a trend that will fizzle out in the next few years. I have some doubts that the discontent/anger (not using those terms negatively, I think they're justified) fueling current political momentum in the US/Europe can be sustained in the long term. Once new leaders take the reigns of government I think that their opponents will only grow more viciously opposed, and their supporters will be disillusioned if bold visions don't materialize or the economy falters. The backlash to 2016 may be just as interesting to watch as today.

I guess I think that people who are claiming this is the end of liberal democracy, whether they're terrified of it or relish it, shouldn't count their chickens before their eggs hatch. Many normal people are awfully fond of liberal democracy, as are international businesses, most politicians, the press, 'the elite', etc., which when put together wield quite a lot of influence. So if in ~5 years the EU is gone, protectionism is widespread, immigrants are deported, etc. then I'd say liberal democracy has taken a hit (not necessarily gone)- though right now I mostly just see ideas, not policy. I guess we'll have to wait and see!

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Mr.Walrus @ Large Drain

Muhaha, the Grammar Nazi Gestapo strike again!

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Mr.Walrus @ Weekly Development - Week Five

Huzzah, congratulations on completing the map 1! I like your production style; I know that frequently with maps I try to complete several at the same time, which leads to everything permanently resting at about ~30% complete forever >_< Excellent work!

Very nice job with map 2 so far as well. I particularly like the presence of lots of nice pipes on the walls/ceiling in the second image. Since they're the most colorful part of the room they also draw the player to admire the surrounding architecture, rather than just fading into the background. Plus what looks like a shaft leading into the ceiling! Solid construction and visual interest :D

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Mr.Walrus @ Community

Well this is... Silly?

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Mr.Walrus @ Backcountry

Gorgeous!

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Mr.Walrus @ Large Drain

Hehe if it helps morality, does that mean that I helped prevent you from committing a crime xD ?

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Mr.Walrus @ Weekly Development - Week Four

Great work! I think that in the first two images there has been a marked improvement in lighting. I like the work on the ceiling particularly in the hallway (nice pipeworks)- my only criticism is that it feels a bit empty. Lastly the columns in the final image look awesome- makes me think of more Victorian drainage systems, where you have beautiful stonework/design even in places people never see.

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Mr.Walrus @ Week 137 Newsletter

Definitely looking forward to the coming alpha release, this looks excellent!

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Mr.Walrus @ Large Drain

Ooh very nice! I like the work on the columns and the lighting is quite good as well.

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Mr.Walrus @ Menu screen!

Despite wearing old-timey clothing and brandishing a cutlass (which usually gives off some vibes of quaint/silly), this looks 100% legitimately badass. Awesome!

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Mr.Walrus @ Melancholy

I really like the atmosphere the maps give off and I'm interested to learn more about the story! Tracking!

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Mr.Walrus @ Irony and the Left

The Washington Post Article's is summing/referring to the Globe and Mail and Montreal Gazette, and I think that the Globe and Mail and Montreal Gazette are also facetious:

- "Your average Berlin Wall wall might be easy to cross in winter when Canadian snow banks can be 15 feet high, so we’d have to build higher. Maybe we need a giant ice wall like the one in Game of Thrones that protects the Seven Kingdoms — but guarded by legions of Canadian snowmen.

Others have proposed a wall made of one-way glass so only we Canadians can see out — preferably one made of bulletproof glass."

- "Imagine the massive challenge of integrating them all and teaching them terms like “loonie,” “toonie,” “poutine,” “eh” and “sorry” — let alone the metric system.

Imagine their trauma when forced to “swear loyalty to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth” — and their difficulty getting used to Canadian news, like live three-day coverage of a first-ministers health-care conferenzzzz."

Though as you said, Trump winning was once a joke too, and I certainly didn't see Brexit coming. So maybe Canada will one day build a wall! Will they make the United States pay for it ^^ ?

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Mr.Walrus @ Irony and the Left

I want to point out that your sources for the Canadian border wall I think are chiefly writing in a facetious fashion, and one of them is false:

- Rt.com is reporting joke tweets from various Canadian and American citizens.

- The Independent says that Canadians are poking fun at America, saying they want to build an 'Ice Wall', and posts the same tweets from Rt.com plus a few more.

- The World News Daily Report has no sources, on the same website claims that German scientists have found empirical proof that there is life after death: Worldnewsdailyreport.com , and generally seems to be a tabloid with wholly false stories. The image posted on this article is not of supposed Canadian militia leader "John C. McCaullagh" as the article claims, but actually of Americans Ammon Bundy and LaVoy Finicum, who led a militia to occupy the Oregon Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in early 2016: Newyorker.com

So I don't think it's accurate to say that Canada is advocating a wall or militia to stop fleeing American liberals, unless joke tweets and tabloids count as serious advocating.

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Mr.Walrus @ Meta-Genesis

Well that's a bit... Sudden... Don't you think we should wait to see more?

I for one am tracking!

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Mr.Walrus @ Irony and the Left

I'm always a fan of infrastructure spending, no downsides to that certainly. I have mixed feelings about increased military spending, though my family is military so it can't hurt! I suppose my main concern is our connection to foreign markets and diplomatic ties to other countries' governments; Trump's executive power pertains chiefly to foreign policy and he seems a bit of a wild card, so it makes things feel uncertain. I'm also half-American/half-German, so ties to the European Union cause special worry. Though right now things pretty reasonable in transatlantic relations so concerns may be unfounded.

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Mr.Walrus @ Irony and the Left

I was hoping for one of the candidates would offer a large increase in science funding or space exploration, though sadly neither seemed terribly excited about science. In the end, while I don't identify with either American party, I'm a fan of social democracy so I voted for Clinton. Have to say I'm not happy that Trump won since I disagree with him on most things (immigration, trade policy, taxation, etc.), though I hope the next four years go well.

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