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interplanetary man
written by Parsis on Nov 14, 2008 19:33
Hey guys sorry I haven't written in a while. I've been very busy, sadly not with the Noctis film. I'm just writing saying that production is kind of going slow ,but I'll try and be back soon with a photo from the film of a lithium eater.
written by 4616599 on Nov 17, 2008 05:28
Hmmm. a CGI lithium eater? Now that's definitely going to be something.
interplanetary man
written by Parsis on Nov 20, 2008 19:52
I PRESENT TO YOU , A LITHIUM EATER!!

URL: http://anywherebb.com/postline/cd/jpgs/uYGhCCUh55NfmaFdTj7ilS4.jpg
written by Xenomorph on Nov 20, 2008 21:24
Quite nice.

Just a few points:

* Lithium Eaters aren't exactly bipedal They are basically big cats, after all. Albeit of a type that's extinct on Earth. They're capable of standing on their hind legs, but only briefly, as an intimidation tactic.

* The purple should be a little darker.

* A tail-mounted laser is practically mandatory
interplanetary man
written by Parsis on Nov 20, 2008 21:34
Xenomorph said:
Quite nice.

Just a few points:

* Lithium Eaters aren't exactly bipedal They are basically big cats, after all. Albeit of a type that's extinct on Earth. They're capable of standing on their hind legs, but only briefly, as an intimidation tactic.

* The purple should be a little darker.

* A tail-mounted laser is practically mandatory
I allow them to be bipedal so they look more human, allowing fans to feel like they have something in common with them, so when you do see them die in war you feel sorry for the poor guys; it also gives the film a more serious tone.

There's a video were actually a felysian stands on two feet as well as lithium eater you can see it in the previous page I think it was said by raptorjedi
written by Xenomorph on Nov 20, 2008 21:52
Parsis said:
I allow them to be bipedal so they look more human, allowing fans to feel like they have something in common with them, so when you do see them die in war you feel sorry for the poor guys; it also gives the film a more serious tone.
Lithium Eaters aren't meant to look human. (I say this as their creator.)

And what makes you think that big cats aren't serious?

Someone said:
There's a video were actually a felysian stands on two feet as well as lithium eater you can see it in the previous page I think it was said by raptorjedi
Felysians can and do walk bipedally, if being formal. But there are so few opportunities for them to do so. Also, Lithium Eaters aren't Felysians.
interplanetary man
written by Parsis on Nov 20, 2008 22:11
Xenomorph said:
Parsis said:
I allow them to be bipedal so they look more human, allowing fans to feel like they have something in common with them, so when you do see them die in war you feel sorry for the poor guys; it also gives the film a more serious tone.
Lithium Eaters aren't meant to look human. (I say this as their creator.)

And what makes you think that big cats aren't serious?

Someone said:
There's a video were actually a felysian stands on two feet as well as lithium eater you can see it in the previous page I think it was said by raptorjedi
Felysians can and do walk bipedally, if being formal. But there are so few opportunities for them to do so. Also, Lithium Eaters aren't Felysians.
I'll consider what you said, thanks.
rose pony is best pony
written by Starchaser on Nov 21, 2008 01:10
I like it but Xeno is right. Darker purple and Quadraped.
They should also be a lot bigger than Felysians as shown here:
*<cd/pngs/Starchaser/lieatervib,50%>
The reason this one is standing on two legs is because it is rearing up because it has been ridden

*Image drawn by Vib for his Noctis Movie. (its just a screen shot)

Cryo Edit: Scaled the picture a bit, as not everyone is using massive desktop resolutions. : )

SC EDIT: Thanks Cryo. I didn't know how to scale images :\
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interplanetary man
written by Parsis on Nov 21, 2008 01:34
Hello everyone its me Parsis, I just want to say that I do not mean offend anyone in this site but they are going to be things in this film that aren't going to be exactly accurate. I,m trying to make a film that noctis fans and non fans will love ,meaning that some things may look a little different such as lithium eaters being able to stand (am still trying to come up with a decision) or other stuff I know you guys love the idea of giant cats that walk on all fours but there are some out there in the world who would consider it hilarious and silly ,and thats not the idea of noctis that I wont others to get. I think NOCTIS is a state of the art game and needs to lifted among the stars.
THANKS FOR LISTENING
rawr
written by Raptorjedi on Nov 21, 2008 02:51
The thing is, felisians walk on both. In private, all fours/upright based on convenience. In public, they walk upright because it's socially correct to do so. So if you are having multiple Felisians in the film, they will be walking on two legs in the company of others. They also have fingers on all their hands/feet/paws, whatever you want to call them.


They also aren't giant. Compared to a human, a Felisian is roughly the size of a medium sized dog (to compare it to something people are familiar with.). Felisians aren't large, they're small. If anyone finds it silly that cat-like (not cats) aliens interact in their natural way, then they are insane.
journeyman
written by Stargazer on Nov 21, 2008 14:13
If you really want to represent Noctis to masses, then I recomend you present as it is; no war, no hostile aliens, and no weapons - just an lonely and epic search through an alien galaxy. You have probably come too far in making the movie to turn around now though, and it does seem impressive, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't sound like Noctis. Not the official version, anyhow, or any version that I think Alex would agree with.

But by all means, it is a impressive project in itself, just don't call it Noctis without a note saying it isn't so.


Late edit:
Fixed typo.
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written by 4616599 on Nov 21, 2008 15:11
Not that the unofficial timeline really had much of a 'Noctis feel' to begin with anyway...right?
interplanetary man
written by Parsis on Nov 21, 2008 15:51
The film is based on the unofficial time line and the official history written by Alex; it also has a bit of my style into it ,so you can see why its a bit different than actual game play.
written by Xenomorph on Nov 21, 2008 16:13
The unofficial timeline was pretty much abandoned a while ago. Not least because it kind of presupposed the existence of the Drakhnator, and, as Stargazer has pointed out, they don't exist
journeyman
written by Stargazer on Nov 22, 2008 08:55
Parsis said:
The film is based on the unofficial time line and the official history written by Alex; it also has a bit of my style into it ,so you can see why its a bit different than actual game play.
A bit different? To me it sounds like this movie wont be based on Noctis at all. Instead, it seems based on fan-fiction from the start of this decade, fiction that for the most part, were abandoned as being too obscure to continue with. Except for the lithium eater, of course, which is still a more original and popular character, but which we still probably won't ever see in the game.
The reason we abandoned the timeline, was because it eventually strayed so far off the official path and design philosophy of Noctis that it almost became something of a parody.

See, Noctis isn't a state of the art game, it never was, and never will be. Noctis is art, yes, but not of a kind that will appeal to everyone. Rather than flowing with the stream of popular mainstream culture, which nowadays seems intent only on moving towards the "bigger, greater, more explosive, more voilent" philosophy of artistic expression, Alex decided to go in the oposite direction. Thus, the true and unique artistic beauty of Noctis can be found in its subtlety, and if you wish to present Noctis is it truly is, that's what you should be concentrating on.


I am the guy who created the Drakhnator, and have regretted that creation ever since. I was younger back then, and I too wanted to "translate" Noctis into something that could appeal to the masses. So, I ripped off several sources, and came up with your typical cookie-cutter bad alien mofo. I openly admit that they were really just the Shivans from the Freespace games; giant bio-mechanical space lobsters with an attitude problem. The rest of my fiction was pretty much made the same way; it was simply a witches brew of several science-fiction movies and novels and whatnot, all brought together and cooked over low temperature. One thing it wasn't, was Noctis.

Things have changed since then, thankfully.

So, what I'm trying to say is: do what you want, but please don't call it Noctis, unless you are prepared to stay true to the original vision.
I just don't want people coming in here asking "where can I see a Drakhnator?" or "why can't I see lithium eaters", or worse still: "how can I fire my weapon?". The thing is, I don't think the mainstream would ever understand or appreciate Noctis for what it is. And you presenting it as something it isn't, won't help matters one bit. Which is not to say it couldn't still be a cool movie as a stand-alone.
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