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Thread: Real life... association with Thief

  1. #1076
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    Location: Wales
    I guess he was a little peckish at the time.

  2. #1077
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    Registered: Feb 2008
    Location: Chesterfield, UK
    Quote Originally Posted by nickie View Post
    I guess he was a little peckish at the time.
    I was expecting to read that the Tower's entire stocks of apples, cheese, bread and deer legs had been decimated!

  3. #1078
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    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Thief fan since ca. 1999
    haha

  4. #1079
    jtr7
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    A 3D printed microscopic model of St. Stephen's Cathedral, a racecar (with ellipsoid tyres), and Londonís Tower Bridge:
    http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog.../#.ULWrpIawXcE


  5. #1080
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    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    Wow! I think I prefer London Bridge though - lots of lovely places to climb whereas the cathedral doesn't seem to offer much in the way of climbing opportunity.

  6. #1081
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    Registered: Mar 2007
    Location: Krull Island, in the pub
    Old rheumatology hospital in Budapest, Hungary








  7. #1082
    jtr7
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    Just to get it out on the boards, a quote from The Hobbit, never mentioned on the forums, though the Thief version alone has been (This is something created elsewhere, out in the world,that more than reminds of Thief):
    "We like the dark," said all the dwarves. "Dark for dark business! There are many hours before dawn."
    A prisoner in ol' Thief:
    I like the dark! Dark for dark business! And I've got business in The City!
    (Maniacal laughter)

    I hope it's spoke verbatim in the film, though it's quite different to have 13 dwarves say it all at once, than an individual.


    And even though it has been pointed out before, I feel the reference in TDP/Gold to Dragonslayer should be restated while I'm at it:
    Quote Originally Posted by M9BOOK
    We've been careful to avoid the roaming elementals throughout our sojourn, but today we've taken a serious blow. From out of nowhere, a number of them assaulted the troupe. We fended them off with our remaining supply of water crystals, but the price was heavy. Hodge was severely burned and may not live through the night. Both Yannis and Abner are dead.

    Hodge died this morning. I tried desperately to care for him, but to no avail. He was delirious and gibbering and he cried out in pain, clawing the abysmal ground beneath him. I tried to calm him, but when he grabbed my hair and pulled my ear close to his lips, he said but one thing before expiring... "burning water".
    The script, to show up in text searches, and since I couldn't find a clip:
    Galen walks down to the edge of the pool to retrieve his
    pack. As he leans over he catches sight of what appears to
    be a reflection in the water: Tyrian on horseback. He whips
    around, but no one is behind him. Riveted by the vision, he
    hurries along the bank to follow it. After a few paces the
    blurry figure dismounts, unslings a longbow, nocks an arrow
    and draws the string taut.


    GALEN: (horrified) No!

    Galen sprints through the trees. Up ahead is Valerian, walking
    resolutely.


    GALEN: No!

    She glances back at him and grimly keeps on walking. Galen
    shoots past her and on into the forest.


    GALEN: Hodge!

    Galen races up the trail rounds a bend and sees the Urlanders
    coming toward him. Hodge precedes the group with an unsteady
    gait. He sees Galen, raises up his arms and flops face down
    on the trail. A long arrow protrudes from his back. Galen
    kneels beside him. The uneasy company keeps its distance.
    Hodge struggles to speak.


    HODGE: Galen? Can you hear me?

    GALEN: I hear you.

    HODGE: You know, somebody shot me, but I can still talk.
    There's something that has to be done.

    GALEN: I know.

    HODGE: Not that cockatrice. Ulrich's ashes. Here.

    Hodge's hand comes out from under his coat gripping the
    leather pouch. Galen tugs at it, but Hodge can't let go.


    HODGE: Take it. Sorry, you'll have to peel it loose.

    Galen pries the sack out of Hodge's clenched fingers. Suddenly
    the hand comes up, grabs Galen by the hair, and pulls him near.


    HODGE: (a croak) ...burning water... find the lake, throw it in...

    GALEN: (holding up the pouch) What are you doing with this, Hodge?

    HODGE: ...burning water...

    He dies. Galen frees himself from his grasp.

  8. #1083
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    Registered: Jan 2007
    Location: Germany
    I didn't know about this quote from The Hobbit. Thanks for posting this!
    Last edited by intruder; 5th Dec 2012 at 08:02.

  9. #1084
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    Registered: Jul 2006
    Location: Moscow, Russia
    Quote Originally Posted by jtr7 View Post
    since I couldn't find a clip
    http://djriff.homeftp.net/media/vide...y_Hodge_en.avi

  10. #1085
    jtr7
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    Haha!

    You were the one who pointed out the reference before, too!

  11. #1086
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    Registered: Dec 2000
    Offhand I can't think off any real life places or things Thief related, but I always thought the Baffords male servant/ cook looks a lot like David Byrne from Talking heads and the gruff sounding "stupid" Guard in Baffords (aka Benny) sounds a lot like Lemmy from Motorhead.

  12. #1087
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: thiefgold.com
    Pals, Spain





    (reminds me of Bafford's...)


  13. #1088
    jtr7
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    The photographs shared in this thread rarely disappoint.

  14. #1089
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    Registered: Dec 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by Azaran View Post
    Pals, Spain
    Great!

    Reminds me of TDP and TMA.

  15. #1090
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    Registered: Jan 2001
    Location: Formby, NW England
    Wow, you're right!

  16. #1091
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    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: Ruins of Soulforge
    Vienna. I don't know what this actually is, but it looks like a modern Mechanist art. I see a lots of gears in this work.




  17. #1092
    jtr7
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    Whoa. It's like the pagans have gotten into each gear. It's as if pagan whimsy found some forgey works with no Builder's Blessing protection against herby magics and twisted the function out of them, making an amusing pile of art.

    One of the inner patterns reminds me a little of the thinking behind the pattern within the pagan banner.
    Last edited by jtr7; 20th Dec 2012 at 19:19.

  18. #1093
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    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: Ruins of Soulforge
    Wow! I've never thought pagans! Now it looks more interesting! I thought about some alien movies when I saw the thing in the middle, but it is absolutely paganish.
    And yes, that banner really resembles the pattern in the gears. I guess the artist was a taffer!

  19. #1094
    jtr7
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    It'd be funny if it was. I'd like to know who the artist is, and see if combining whimsical organic lines with mechanical and symetrical ones is a common theme for him/her.

    With the pagan connection in my mind, I now see the enclosure at the bottom center reminds me of the chamber Viktoria used to show Garrett how the rust gas worked.



    It's neat how similar ideas converge and form from disparate points, unless, of course, the artist really is a taffer! It's a human concern of the effect of industry on nature, pollution on life, order on chaos. Yeah, I'd like to know what this artist was thinking.

  20. #1095
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    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: Ruins of Soulforge
    Whoa! Indeed! It really looks like that.
    I don't know If I will be able to find who the artist is, but I will try to.
    Really , it is interesting, I couldn't agree more.
    Also I wonder what the artist was thinking. I looked at the photos again, and I noticed that those gears looks like human cells. And then I began to think about Deus Ex! Never the less, the art is futuristic. Cyberpunk-steampunk hybrid!
    Maybe the artist is really a taffer and that is what s/he was thinking:
    "In the future, at some point Mechanists will return, but this time they won't against the Pagans and nature, on the contrary, they will try to protect the nature with their inventions. And to point that, they will make that art together. Mechanic and organic is together! Balance is restored."
    Heh, an utopian future for such a corrupted City! (unless the Mechanists actually think something else, something totally dangerous! )

  21. #1096
    jtr7
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    Other than the craft and materials and engineering involved, Matthew Ritchie's definitely going for fractal-like organic lines:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=Matth...L8GriAKu_oDwDw

    Pretty intense overall. Looking at his Wiki page:
    Ritchie draws from numerous meta-narratives that explore religion, philosophy, and science in order to create his complicated, yet freshly simple works. “Influenced by everything from the mythic escapades of comic-book superheroes and pagan gods to the meta-narratives of philosophy, religion, and science, Ritchie has developed a mythical narrative or cosmology of his own, and his art is communicated via a variety of art spaces and installations, including galleries throughout the world and the World Wide Web.” In an interview with Art: 21, Ritchie states that he reads Nature Magazine, which is a weekly journal that publishes technical articles about contemporary scientific findings. Ritchie’s pieces have a scientific nature to them, but do not solely represent scientific agenda. Instead, his work investigates the role of science within society, creating a narrative between order and chaos.
    Last edited by jtr7; 20th Dec 2012 at 21:17.

  22. #1097
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    Registered: May 2009
    Location: Germany
    A mechanist-tree near Wiesbaden, Germany

  23. #1098
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    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: thiefgold.com
    French villages: Pujols, Salers, Flavigny sur l'Ozerain









  24. #1099
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    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: Ruins of Soulforge
    Quote Originally Posted by jtr7 View Post
    Other than the craft and materials and engineering involved, Matthew Ritchie's definitely going for fractal-like organic lines:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=Matth...L8GriAKu_oDwDw
    Wow, man's work is awesome, definitely worth to see. And order and chaos indeed! Nice catch!
    Last edited by nickie; 21st Dec 2012 at 17:01. Reason: Added end quote

  25. #1100
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    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    As ever, I love this thread. So many places I'd like to see for real.

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