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Episode 67: Drop Zone, By Sam, 6/24/2010     [ Jump To Comments ]

Episode 67: Drop Zone
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Comments  (5)
From: 10Kan
Date: Fri, 6/25/2010, 12:31:19
Ironically, the name "Skull Island" was already taken by an island that looks like a duck (or a bunny if you tilt your head and squint.)
From: dburn13579
Date: Fri, 6/25/2010, 09:26:03
"Sinbad, why do they call it kneecap island when it clearly looks like a skull?"

"Bad writing, mostly."
From: Sam
Date: Thu, 6/24/2010, 11:44:12
Some RinkChat discussion about Goosey's comment:

Sam: Goosey: He most definitely jumped.
Goosey: LOL okay, hehe.
Sam: But you're right. If it isn't clear, and it works anyway, who's to say?
10Kan: It's Charlie's shortcut to reach the deck. Way faster than descending the rigging.
Sentynel: He says "geronimo!", doesn't he? I figured that meant he jumped.
Sam: Oh, true. And I suppose Ali's line at the end doesn't make sense unless Charlie meant to drop.
Goosey: Well, if I were them, and Charlie fell, I'd assume that was his way of jumping anyway.
Goosey: So if it looks like an accident, and everybody assumes it was on purpose, but it really WAS an accident, this amuses me highly.
Goosey: Another wrinkle on the "I meant to do that" joke.
From: Goosey
Date: Thu, 6/24/2010, 10:43:08
LOL!!

The only thing is, I can't tell if Charlie jumped or fell -- but either is funny, so I guess it doesn't matter. Actually, I kind of like the idea that Charlie was so excited to jump into the ocean that dancing for joy caused him to just topple off, hehe.
From: Sam
Date: Thu, 6/24/2010, 10:07:05
Making the Charlie panels actually gave me a hint of that rush you get from heights.

This strip was lucky for me. I had the idea before I had the images, so I wasn't sure I could do it. I figured if I could find a shot of Sinbad vaguely looking upward, I could have Charlie drop in from out of view. But then I found that shot up the mast, which was even better.

The other image I needed to make the joke work was a shot of a couple people looking vaguely down at the deck, with enough of the deck visible to fit Charlie in. I scoured all the ship scenes in the movie a couple times, started to think I couldn't do it, and then finally stumbled on the frame I used. What's weird about that is that it was literally ONLY one frame that would work. Ali and Poochie were NOT looking at the deck but rather each in the process of moving: Ali was getting up, and Poochie was just generally milling about. But for this one single frame, it sort of looks like they're looking at the same spot on the deck.

The Bald Cook was looking another direction, so I cropped his head out, and Cantu was doing something else just to the right, so I cropped him out entirely. But the image worked.
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