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ConfusedCartman
04-11-2010, 03:48 AM
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Note by ConfusedCartman: MrsSpookyBuz completed two Creator Spotlights before departing from LBPCentral. Now that we have the Creator Spotlight back up on its feet, we are beginning to publish these as we did before she left. This Creator Spotlight and the Creator Spotlight published two weeks ago were both written by her - all Creator Spotlights after this one will be written by someone new. Who? Well, I guess you'll just have to stick around to find out!

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jwwphotos
The Beautiful Mind
Interview conducted by MrsSpookyBuz (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/member.php?u=3896)

jwwphotos is a popular member here on LBPC. Why? Well, because he's possibly the nicest, kindest guy I've never met. But as well as being a brother to everyone, he's one heck of a great creator. His enthusiasm in infectious, and for the interview, I didn't even need to tie him down...


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"Adventure in Tiny Town" by jwwphotos. Childlike, charming and utterly brilliant.


The Low-Down

First off, it's truly an honor to be interviewed by the Buz called MrsSpookyfor a Creator Spotlight. With all the incredible Creators that call LBPChome, I'm not sure what I did to deserve such an honor, but wow.. this is such a great treat that I cannot refuse! ...of course the paintenator to the back of my head right now should not in any way cause alarm to thosethinking I am candy coating my answers! No sir!! However, I sure wish the ropes tying me to this chair were a bit less scratchy. ;) Ah well... let the interrogations begin!

What video games did you enjoy playing before LBP was released?
Until we bought our first PS3 and LBP, the only video games I've played in the past several years have been on a PC. I played quite a few FPS series like Quake, Doom, Duke Nuke'em, Serious Sam and then on to more recent ones like Half Life 2, Battlefield 2, and Battlefield 2142 as I really enjoyed the online play with those last 3. I also enjoyed strategy games like from the Command and Conquer and Kings Quest series. I also have done a huge amount of racing sims and have worn out like 3 or 4 racing wheels! Some of my favorites have been F1 Challenge 99 - 02, GTR, GTR 2, GTR evo, and TocaRace Driver 3. One of my favorite parties is having a few friends over during the 24 Hours of Le Mans and fire up the racing sims, take turns doing laps, eating pizza, and watching the race. :)

What was the first full level you ever built? And what was it like?
Oh gosh.. this is embarrassing for sure. I did one called City Arcade that was a goofy sort of theme park thing along the lines of TheWiggler's Wiggler's World levels. However mine featured badly constructed sections up in the sky, with an incredible amount of wasted vertices as I was just getting used to drawing in bits and not knowing how amazing the corner editor was! It was more of a "What comes next?!" and would pretty much toss whatever I thought was fun at it. It had a zip line, a small roller coaster with an ugly dark matter track, a pretty cool shooting gallery with a fun way to get there, an ice slide into a pinball machine where you are the ball, a balloon ride, a car ride past a snack stand including a pretty bad excuse for a clown character selling balloons, disgruntled skateboarders forenemies, and a golf cart race on an alternate path. You know.. normal stuff. It actually did pretty well for what it was as far as hearts, plays, and stars go, but it is one pretty weird level! It was still quite a bit of fun and had a blast creating it. What is scary is that it got a ton more hearts and plays than my most recent!!

What levels have you published to date?
Not enough!!! I am horribly slow at building due to other interests and commitments as well as I keep dreaming up more complicated stuff that takes longer to build. I'm also horribly picky when it comes to style, design, and fun factor so anymore, quite a bit of the time I spend is doing prototypes to figure out how to build something and so I can see if it was even worth building it to being with! I also took a bit of time off last year as I was a bit burnt out after being so heavily involved in the beta. For fun, I got really involved in the LBPC Character Contest as it was something I hadn't done much and wanted to push myself a bit outside of my comfort zone. Ok!! Enough of the disclaimers! Here the list in order of appearance. * Denote full levels in lbp + Denote beta levels not in LBP - Denote character contest entries:

* City Arcade
* Adventure in Tiny Town
* Baja Off Road Racing Challenge
* Space Escape (spotlighted!)
+ PITM - Three Muses and a Witch (OC Beta Challenge 2 that I did with Killian, Wex and Squigg - not in LBP yet)
+ Survival Line (OC Beta Challenge 3 - picked by Mm for a Bug Blaster award that I did with Killian and some help from Squigg - Still haven't made it to LBP yet, but hope to soon. It's a co-op survival challenge that is really aunique and totally fun concept!!)
+ Orson the swimming fishy from the deep (Beta challenge 4 entry. Swam via a fin and an internal emitted ballast system that made it surface and dive like a sub.)
- Billy the Bad News Bunny (LBPC Character Contest round 1 entry complete with 44 magnum salad shooter pistol that shoots carrots)
- PavaRobby (LBPC Character Contest round 2 entry - He sings! Badly!)
- Chucky the Caustic Caterpillar (LBPC Character Contest round 3 entry - 3rd place! - I love this character, but the setting is up in the trees and the scenery on the way to the scoreboard for me is the best part!)
- RobbyNoid (entry for Wex's retro robots contest - cousin to PavaRobby)
* The Underwater Cavern (Water Beta level I did as an experiment to play with water and a secret area by mopthefloo - ultra detailed underwater scenery and underwater explosives with a treasure hunt of sorts. Pulled over to LBP as is and hope to add quite a bit more to this one and re-releaseit.)
* Flight 19 (co op level from the water Beta and published under Morgana25 in LBP - I did this with Morgana, Fullgorr and quite a few others - a really fun, semi free roaming, and exploration level)
* Space Escape II (spotlighted!)


Which of these is your own favourite? And why?
Wow.. I love them all in very unique ways. I guess my current pride and joy is my latest, Space Escape II. However the one that is nearest and dearestfor a very special reason is Adventure in Tiny Town for just for the story factor and how it ends. Back when I was a small boy, one of my favorite toys was this little wooden train set. There wasn't all the cool toys like there is now and to make up for it, you had to use your imagination quite a bit. Imade up so many fun adventures with that train playing on my bedroom floor and the ending of Tiny Town is where you realize that the entire adventure you had was really just the imagination of a small boy playing in his room with his train set. Some may find that silly, but that one makes me smile quite a bit. :) It could stand quite a bit more decoration, but it was hit with the 160 hour bug as well as a full thermometer. Any attempt to reclaim thermo and update has failed with some freaky issues. I have not been brave enough yet to attempt capturing all the bits and pull into a new level, but I might just for fun sometime as I really wanted to decorate it as well as have a fireworks show for part of the ride at the end. However... I like to tell folks that my most favorite level is the one I haven't done yet. Where I first get that glint of a concept or an idea that puts a twinkle in my eye and has me grabbing the controller or the sketchbook.


Are there any other creators who inspire you?
Wow... there are so many great creators in LBP and especially in LBPC that it is hard not to be inspired around here just playing through thespotlighted levels!! Plus I am so blessed by so many great friends that are such talented creators and wonderful people that I hate to ever leave anyoneout. However there are a few that always has me grabbing my controller tosee what they have been up to as well as having inspired and helped me in very unique ways... Please, please don't hate me if I don't call your nameas I am sure it is simply an omission!

Kiminski, julesyjules, mrsupercomputer, CuzFeeshe, Wexfordian, MrsSpookyBuz, GruntosUK, NinjaMicWZ, Mother-Misty, Morgana25, Jaeyden, Nuclearfish,jackofcourse, Poms, OIL_, and TheKillian.



Whatís the worst thing thatís happened while creating?
Gheesh.. not saving, glue glitches, and those nasty stupid human tricks via a controller. However I think the worst one was discovering the 160 hour bug and why I now build everything modular and in separate workshops. In thereal level, I rarely allow it out of pause, only for a gravity check, andthen rewind. In workshops I can test the components to death before I everbring it into the level. It is a bit extra work, but I like working that wayas I have much more room and can't accidently compromise the level byscrewing something up as well as creating several different versions while experimenting. Though in Space Escape II some of those modules ended up really huge. Sometimes it has been handy having a second in create with me to back this huge component into place and lend me an extra eye. Thankfully I have good friends as well as an understanding and awesome girlfriend with an extra PS3 close by. By having her positioned in another area, it's like having a rear view mirror eyeing the extra screen!


Whatís your pet hate in LBP?
Nooo!! I don't hate pets! Oh wait.. xkappax already did that joke! I dunno... I don't hate anything, but wobble bolts are a bit more of a pain than they should be sometimes!



If you worked for Media Molecule, what tool/object/material would you have liked to see developed?
Oh wow.. They actually need me on their team, but not sure I want to move that far away!

*Genre and possibly skill categories when publishing! I would like to see different genres of cool levels rather than one huge mess like it is now
*Keyboard input values in the tweak menu - Just overtype the number in most cases.
*Selection tool enhancement - Drawing a square is basically like a 'select all' in that whatever you draw around is selected. I would like the ability to select more items or deselect items from what is selected. (Like Ctrl Click in windows) Too many times the square grabs more than it should or not quite enough.
*Profile defaults! Being able to save your favorite settings for things that are tweakable. For example pistons set to stiff, reverse and hidden. Mag switches set to hidden as well as your favorite default color, range andangle and so on.
*Ability to precision select items. Too many times on a small object with quite a few parts, the pop-it will jump to another thing like a prox sensoror a piston not even close to where you are pointing.
*Selecting behind a layer. You can cut a triangle hole in the front layer(s) to get to stuff, but sometimes items get quite small and digging into get what you want to grab, tweak, or corner edit is a major issue.
*Copy and paste properties. For example if you have several like pistons you have positioned perfectly but decide they should all be reverse and just a bit shorter minimum distance. Copying and then pasting those attributes to the next one rather than having to tweak them all would be pretty cool.
*Object and properties inspector. This would tell you the relative coordinates of an object or a single point to aid in positioning. Along with that it would be cool to type in other values for the sizes and positions.
*Alignment!!! Selecting a few objects and have them align themselves to either the top, right, left, center, distribute widths etc just like you can in Photoshop and quite a few other graphics programs.
*Wiring inspector - being able to toggle a particular switch and see the wires in a different color. You can sometimes set it to one shot and get that effect, but I think it would be handy to toggle wires to a different colors for a bit.
*Hiding wires - along with the inspector, disable showing the wires for a bit. Either totally, or just a switch at a time. *Material properties like invisible and non gravity would be nice.
*Rearranging elements in the pop-it menu. The menu is one huge horrid list anymore, you can use the hearted list for a smaller list, but still it would be nice if you could move things around as well as create custom categories or lists.


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Burn rubber, baby! "Baja Offroad Racing Challenge".



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Digging Deeper

As a great photographer, how does your keen eye help you when creating your levels?
LOL!! Great photographer?! Thanks for that! I guess I have had a bit ofsuccess in that respect! I think photography helps me understand foreground and background elements, as well subject. It stresses composition, lighting, as well as camera angles to make things look as cool as possible. Though there also needs to be consideration for platforming abilities when thinking in LBP! I am also a graphics artist and do web design in my spare time, so I think that really helps quite a bit as well. Especially when it comes to nifty level badges! ;)


Your Baja Off Road Racing Challenge level is top fun and has retained mass appeal to a wide audience. Looking back, is there anything you would've done differently or do you remain pretty satisfied with its success?
I am actually quite embarrassed how well it has done, but I still think it is a pretty fun level for general audiences. If I had it to do over with the corner editing skills I have now, there would be a ton more goofy stuff in there. There were actually several things I had in mind that got passed on due to my thermo going through the roof drawing things with the circle tool. EEEK!! Trust me, I know better now! I had plans for a UFO chasing you down and shooting at you, a ton more scenery.. may have added a few vignettes as well as some layered platforming parts, some extra road hazards to avoid, some secrets and possibly a drive-in snack area or something. ;) Can you tell I like snacks!!?


Space Escape is already turning into a brilliant series, but how did the idea first come to you? And where is it going to take us in the future?
Wow.. so honored you feel that way! It is really a goofy idea that started with me making that huge gun turret that is in the middle of the first episode. I also was curious to see if I made a cool looking hallway to come up to it. Then I started realizing how silly it was to have a gun turret INSIDE a ship at the end of a hallway behind a door! It made no sense! So I had to work backwards to figure out how the heck I got there as well as why I was there and what was really going on. Once I got further to the beginning, a wacky story was born as well as a interesting way to get up and over that huge gun turret!

The future will take you deeper and deeper into the ship traveling through it non linear since you are horribly lost. There will be more fun and goofy rooms to platform in and figure out. There will also be more bits of the story line as well as more strange technology and devices of this wacky ship to be discovered. Along the way you will be encountering more and more pest control systems, janitorial robots, puzzles, hopefully more unique platforming, and yes, there will be more mop buckets! Basically, more wrong turns into more and more hopeless situations which hopefully someday end with the final huge boss of sorts I conjured up quite a while ago, as well as the actual exit of the ship!! Yes we will exit someday! Now if that is one more level or five more levels, I seriously have no idea. The original was "supposed" to be the whole thing. Now there are two and promising a third, so hard telling how many more there might be!


And can I just say: robot mops in space! Genius! How the heck were these truly memorable enemies conceived?
Oh gosh.. Once I got on the theme of pest control systems like that chicken leg enticed missile silo in the first episode, my girlfriend (TheCountessZ - also a member here) suggested pest spray.. or maybe I had thought of pest spray cans while creating the Bug Zappers (the yellow and black flying robotic mosquitoes of sorts in the first episode). Anyway one day she said.. Oh!! There should be mop buckets in one of the halls!! I discounted thethought instantly as she is quite goofy and insane. In fact almost as much as me!! :) LOL!! So I just smiled and I ignored her. Later that evening after she had gone to bed, I kept chuckling about how silly and comical it would be if there was something that goofy wandering around. I decided instead of a normal bucket and mop, that they needed to be like those yellow industrial janitorial types, make them robotic as well as adding a moving electrified mop! So she was my muse on those and I give her full credit, but I cannot tell you how long and loud she laughed when she finally got a look at those mop buckets moving around in a workshop.


I love the fact that ALL your levels have a fun, innocent and childlike quality that is sometimes sadly forgotten in this fun, innocent and childlike game! Was this something you aimed for, or are you simply young at heart?!!
LOL!! So funny you asked, but I am just that goofy, silly, and young at heart in real life!! I have never grown up in that sense. The small boy playing with his train on the bedroom floor of Tiny Town still exists to this day. I love life and love sharing my zany take on humor on whatever subject that perks my interest. Those that know me in real life know there is always a gleam in my eye and horribly fun to be around. I refuse to grow up and I think I should have my own tv show!!!! Yes!! Oh wait.. nah.. I would have to dress up or something. Bleah.. Never mind! :)


You were very active and helpful during the beta testing process - was it a good experience for you overall?
It was an amazing experience. Not only did I learn quite a few things in the Beta, but met some amazing creators and worked on quite a few things all the while sharing tips and tricks we had picked up and discovered. Quite a few things I am doing now, I am not sure I would have those skills, or thought to even attempt some of the zany stuff I have come up with recently.

And finally, I find that my partner is my biggest fan and my harshest critic! Is it the same scenario in the jww household?
Oh no.. not THE QUESTION! Actually TheCountessZ is my best friend, as well as the love of my life. I depend on her opinion and hearing "Oh that looks cool!" helps out quite a bit! She not only is a huge fan, but a very good council for feedback and I wouldn't call her harsh at all. She is an alternate perspective that I value highly. She also has a great and zany sense of humor as well as a really great creator in her own right. Her architecture is superb and hopefully someday soon we will all get a chance to play one of her levels!

Thanks so much MrsSpookyBuz!! This has been truly an honor as well as quite a bit of fun. See ya everyone! :) Oh... ummm, could you untie the ropes now please? Thanks!! :)


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http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/images/creator_spotlight/jwwphotos/spaceescape.jpg
Fowl play? A hilarious scene in jwwphotos's classic, "Space Escape".

Our Conclusions

jwwphotos is a bright pearl in a sea of deepest blue. His considerate nature, his patience and his utterly charming, quirky humour is a complete joy. They say laughter and fun are contagious, and this is so true when chatting or playing with him. You may have played Space Escape or Baja Racing, but I compel you to play Adventure in Tiny Town, if you haven't already. I literally forgot how old I was, and felt like that little girl who gazed in wonder at the huge world around me. Also, his hard work on Beta testing and here on LBPC is testament to how important he is to many people. The word 'special' doesn't cover it. jwwphotos is a blessing, and knowing him I feel very blessed.

Morgana25
04-11-2010, 03:49 AM
Yay jww!!!!!!!

So happy for you! :)

comphermc
04-11-2010, 03:50 AM
Haha... fowl play! Nice. Thanks for this, whever you are, Spooky!

Also, congrats to J-dubs on the interview.

:)

RockSauron
04-11-2010, 03:54 AM
Well, guess this will be the last post Spooky ill ever make D:

Anyway, congratz jww... yesh... you RAWK. Yeah. Not just cause you managed to film my trailer. /runs

Duffluc
04-11-2010, 04:07 AM
Congrats, Jww, much deserved! I still can't get those hilarious electric mops from Space Escape II out of my head. They will haunt me forever...

TheCountessZ
04-11-2010, 04:13 AM
Wow! What a really cool and thoughtful interview. And jw really is "a bright pearl in a sea of deepest blue". Thank you MrsSpookyBuz! :D

comphermc
04-11-2010, 04:13 AM
What!? I wasn't mentioned!? *-1 PSN friend*

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Next time we meet up, I'll need to show you how to copy and paste pistons so you can check one of the items off of your list.

:)

TheFirstAvenger
04-11-2010, 04:18 AM
So happy for you! glad you got your own Spotlight man, you of all people deserve it. :)

jwwphotos
04-11-2010, 04:31 AM
LOL!! Thanks everyone! Really appreciate the kind words. I'm not sure I can ever express how much this means to me. Thanks so much to all of you! ...and a very special thanks to MrsSpookyBuz for such a great honor in a Creator Spotlight. Wow..

Yikes... I didn't mention Compher? Oops.. sorry!! I meant to!! I knew I would screw that up somehow!!! I guess you need to leave two or three duckies in my next level! I will take you up on that piston trick for sure. :)

Gravel
04-11-2010, 04:44 AM
Going out on a high note! Congrats JWW!

Phosphorus15
04-11-2010, 04:50 AM
Congrats JWW!

CyberSora
04-11-2010, 04:55 AM
Congrads jww! Well deserved Spotlight! :D

And thank you very much MrsSpooky. Of course, I don't think you're going to read this, but heh, it's good to post it anyways. :)

dajdaj03
04-11-2010, 04:55 AM
A fun and interesting interview of a great and always modest creator! :)

Congratulations JWW, this is really well deserved!

xkappax
04-11-2010, 05:00 AM
Congrats, jww. Morgana forced me to play your levels at gunpoint a few months ago, and they were really great. Well deserved spotlight indeed! ^__^

Incinerator22
04-11-2010, 05:06 AM
You're a very great person, jww, and I wish I knew you better. I'll be sure to check out your levels too!

Silverpanther
04-11-2010, 05:54 AM
Congratulations jwwphotos! I had fun reading that spotlight.

v0rtex
04-11-2010, 06:38 AM
Ah, very nice interview. Congrats jww - have always considered you a kindred spirit in the world of LBP/LBPC. :)

OmegaSlayer
04-11-2010, 07:57 AM
Great JWW! You deserve it!

shropshirelass
04-11-2010, 09:07 AM
jww is not only one of the kindest, friendliest and funniest people on LBPC but a great creator to boot. Space Escape II is one of my favourite levels and deserves a lot more plays than it has. It was great to be reminded of the chicken leg in Space Escape I too. I had totally forgotten about that and it was one of those classic laugh out loud LBP moments. Very nice interview, thank you both.

Plasmavore
04-11-2010, 09:45 AM
I haven't had the chance to play all of Jww's levels yet, but after reading this, I will definately try ASAP!

Alec
04-11-2010, 09:57 AM
Congrats Jww, Great spotlight :)

KQuinn94Z
04-11-2010, 10:08 AM
Are there any other creators who inspire you?
Wow... there are so many great creators in LBP and especially in LBPC that it is hard not to be inspired around here just playing through thespotlighted levels!! Plus I am so blessed by so many great friends that are such talented creators and wonderful people that I hate to ever leave anyone out. However there are a few that always has me grabbing my controller tosee what they have been up to as well as having inspired and helped me in very unique ways... Please, please don't hate me if I don't call your nameas I am sure it is simply an omission!

Kiminski, julesyjules, mrsupercomputer, CuzFeeshe, Wexfordian, MrsSpookyBuz, GruntosUK, NinjaMicWZ, Mother-Misty, Morgana25, Jaeyden, Nuclearfish,jackofcourse, Poms, OIL_, TheKillian and killzonequinn07



Fixed ;)

Great Creator Spotlight. Well done Jww!

Doopz
04-11-2010, 10:16 AM
I didn't even need to tie him down...


I sure wish the ropes tying me to this chair were a bit less scratchy. ;)

:confused:

Great interview, these always make me want to play their levels.... and thanks to MrsSpookyBuz!

poms
04-11-2010, 10:30 AM
JWW!!! What a well deserved and awesome spotlight!
You were the 1st friend I made here in the forum. Hard for me to forget that.
When I was still feeling like a stranger, you always had some kind words and gave that warm feeling that you get when you talk to friends.
I probably wouldn't be posting in this forum if it wasn't because of you.

Thanks for being you, and thanks for being there!

Kiminski
04-11-2010, 10:51 AM
Aww, congratulations Jww! Glad to see you getting some TLC. :)

moonwire
04-11-2010, 11:00 AM
Great interview!!!

What bothers me now, is that I haven't played any of your levels (yet), so now there is even more for me to play!
:)

BTW, what rhymes on Photos???

monstahr
04-11-2010, 11:51 AM
gg bro. i think i've played some of your levels without even realizing it haha

BabyDoll1970
04-11-2010, 12:08 PM
HOORAY! Much congratulations, jw, on a well deserved spotlighting :D :D A fascinating read about a fascinating subject. Thanks to MrsSpooky as well.
I think this is an occasion that calls for cookies!... Countess?...

CCubbage
04-11-2010, 12:22 PM
Fantastic read! jww is one of the kindest and most talented creators I know. From playing his earlier levels they had a fun, childish feel to them. My son and I love playing them together. When Space Escape was released, he showed a great talent for gameplay and refined graphics. Then Space Escape II blew it all out of the water - amazing stuff!

IceMaiden
04-11-2010, 01:56 PM
Congratulations jww. You really deserve this accolade, you are one of the nicest, kindest and funniest people I have 'met' and I am so happy for you. A brilliant interview.

Adventure in Tiny Town was my favourite level too, and I managed to get to the end of it!

I have to say though, for me the two ultimate creations to come out of your popit were Billy the Bad News Bunny, it was the way you had added something more every five minutes that got me, and PavaRobby who was music to my ears. That was so much fun!

Please tell me I'm misunderstanding Gravel, he said going out on a high note!

Thank you for bringing so much joy to the LBP experience jww.

Icey

piggabling
04-11-2010, 02:00 PM
Congrats, jww! Another well derserving member. :]

Kendan
04-11-2010, 02:52 PM
Hey congrats on the spotlight, jww! Nice one! :D

mrsvista
04-11-2010, 03:14 PM
Well done on the spotlight jww :)

AbstractFlesh
04-11-2010, 03:37 PM
Well deserved Jww,you're levels are great fun and wonderful in all ways.:p

javi haguse
04-11-2010, 08:17 PM
congrats jww!
well deserved!

Emogotsaone
04-11-2010, 09:48 PM
GO JWW! I'm proud of you.

jwwphotos
04-11-2010, 10:34 PM
Sorry to have such a long post.. Rather than responding here and there, I really wanted to everyone that stopped in and said hello. Just means too much to me not to. :)


Yay jww!!!!!!!

So happy for you! :)

Thanks so much Morgana. You've always been so kind to me as well lending an ear or an eye to a new wacky contraption. Means quite a bit. :) Especially considering the numerous times you've died in the process. lol


Haha... fowl play! Nice. Thanks for this, whever you are, Spooky!

Also, congrats to J-dubs on the interview.

:)

Thanks so much comph! Oh geeze, that chicken leg. That was just one of those in the moment "Well ya just gotta do that!!"


Well, guess this will be the last post Spooky ill ever make D:

Anyway, congratz jww... yesh... you RAWK. Yeah. Not just cause you managed to film my trailer. /runs

Thanks Rock. I really appreciate that and good luck on your project. It's been fun getting a chance to take part .


Congrats, Jww, much deserved! I still can't get those hilarious electric mops from Space Escape II out of my head. They will haunt me forever...

Thanks so much!! You too!?!? I love those things. Maybe I should make some official SE mop buckets to sell on ebay. LOL!! Actually I tried to make the electrified floor buffers mean enough to make you forget the mop buckets. Hmmmm.. perhaps a new more sinister device is in store!


Wow! What a really cool and thoughtful interview. And jw really is "a bright pearl in a sea of deepest blue". Thank you MrsSpookyBuz! :D

Awww... so sweet of you. Thank you so much for putting up with all the horrific long episodes of me being plugged into create mode like a zombie of sorts. Demanding food and snacks all while not whacking me in the head. Must be love!! :)


What!? I wasn't mentioned!? *-1 PSN friend*

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Next time we meet up, I'll need to show you how to copy and paste pistons so you can check one of the items off of your list.

:)

Again so sorry.. did that one awhile ago and thought sure I had you in that list. :( Oooops. Though ya know, you didn't have me in your list?!?... lol!!!


So happy for you! glad you got your own Spotlight man, you of all people deserve it. :)

Thanks so much. Means quite a bit. :)


Going out on a high note! Congrats JWW!

Awww.. thanks so much Gravel! Yeah, I kinda hated I was last in a way. Sad, but happy and honored all at once. At least we know the Spotlights will continue. Those will be large shoes to fill so I wish them the best of luck, but I have a funny feeling we will be in good hands. :)


Congrads jww! Well deserved Spotlight! :D

And thank you very much MrsSpooky. Of course, I don't think you're going to read this, but heh, it's good to post it anyways. :)

Thanks so much! I really appreciate the kind words. She might... ya just never know. I'd like to think she is looking in and smiling.


A fun and interesting interview of a great and always modest creator! :)

Congratulations JWW, this is really well deserved!

Thanks so much Daj. Yeah, I am still in a bit of shock that I was picked. ...I had no problem accepting though! This has been such a great treat.


Congrats, jww. Morgana forced me to play your levels at gunpoint a few months ago, and they were really great. Well deserved spotlight indeed! ^__^

Awww, but she promised there were no bullets this time!! lol !! Thanks much Sara. Truly an honor and thank so much for the kinds words.


You're a very great person, jww, and I wish I knew you better. I'll be sure to check out your levels too!

Thanks so much!! Really nice of you to say. However, I am easy to get to know. I'm right here! :) Well sorta.. Oh wow, you haven't played any? Tsk tsk tsk.. that means you are behind in your spotlight playlist. Ahh well.. me too!! :)


Congrats JWW!

Thanks!! :)


Congratulations jwwphotos! I had fun reading that spotlight.

Thanks so much! I had such a blast doing that. Glad you enjoyed. :)


Ah, very nice interview. Congrats jww - have always considered you a kindred spirit in the world of LBP/LBPC. :)

Hey V0rtex!! Haven't seen that green plant guy around for awhile! LOL!!! Kindred spirits for sure. Quite an honor and thanks so much.


Great JWW! You deserve it!

Thanks so much! Appreciate that from the land of coolest race cars in the world. :)


jww is not only one of the kindest, friendliest and funniest people on LBPC but a great creator to boot. Space Escape II is one of my favourite levels and deserves a lot more plays than it has. It was great to be reminded of the chicken leg in Space Escape I too. I had totally forgotten about that and it was one of those classic laugh out loud LBP moments. Very nice interview, thank you both.

Awwww.. that is so sweet. I had so much fun with you visiting my thread for that one and really appreciate the kind words. :) I promise number 3 will be just as fun!!


I haven't had the chance to play all of Jww's levels yet, but after reading this, I will definately try ASAP!

Say what!!?!?! Well.. some I might pass on myself! LOL!! Nah.. I think most of them are fun. Just different I think. Thanks so much! Have fun!


Congrats Jww, Great spotlight :)

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it! :)


Fixed ;)

Great Creator Spotlight. Well done Jww!

Well.. keep in mind the interview was done before I played your OC entry done. Howzzat?

Thanks so much KZQ !


:confused:

Great interview, these always make me want to play their levels.... and thanks to MrsSpookyBuz!

There you see... confused again! :) It was just a joke I made.. She added her stuff later.


JWW!!! What a well deserved and awesome spotlight!
You were the 1st friend I made here in the forum. Hard for me to forget that.
When I was still feeling like a stranger, you always had some kind words and gave that warm feeling that you get when you talk to friends.
I probably wouldn't be posting in this forum if it wasn't because of you.

Thanks for being you, and thanks for being there!

Thanks so much Poms. Awesome memories here for sure. Really appreciate you being here as well. It's always such a treat to test your levels as well as getting some great insight into mine. Thanks so much my friend and always one in the fridge for you too. :)


Aww, congratulations Jww! Glad to see you getting some TLC. :)

Awww..So nice of you to say! Thanks so much Kiminski. That really means a great deal to me. :)


Great interview!!!

What bothers me now, is that I haven't played any of your levels (yet), so now there is even more for me to play!
:)

BTW, what rhymes on Photos???

Get busy!!! lol.. no worries. Have fun! Thanks so much and glad you enjoyed. Hmmmm Hobos? No.. that can't be good.



gg bro. i think i've played some of your levels without even realizing it haha

That is pretty funny... Thanks so much!!


HOORAY! Much congratulations, jw, on a well deserved spotlighting :D :D A fascinating read about a fascinating subject. Thanks to MrsSpooky as well.
I think this is an occasion that calls for cookies!... Countess?...

Hi BabyDoll!! Thanks so much for that. So nice of you to say and glad you enjoyed. Cookies for sure!! Though she is doing her taxes right now, so ummm I'm not gonna suggest that. Maybe I'll order a pizza!


Fantastic read! jww is one of the kindest and most talented creators I know. From playing his earlier levels they had a fun, childish feel to them. My son and I love playing them together. When Space Escape was released, he showed a great talent for gameplay and refined graphics. Then Space Escape II blew it all out of the water - amazing stuff!

Wow... Thanks so much Ccubbage. That is so nice of you to say. I've learned so much from you and so many other great creators here and thanks so much for your help. Really pleased you've enjoyed my progress. Really means a lot... which means... Space Escape III will be even better!!! I'll just pack all these good thoughts into a new mop bucket or maybe an evil rinse n vac... hmmmm lol !!


Congratulations jww. You really deserve this accolade, you are one of the nicest, kindest and funniest people I have 'met' and I am so happy for you. A brilliant interview.

Adventure in Tiny Town was my favourite level too, and I managed to get to the end of it!

I have to say though, for me the two ultimate creations to come out of your popit were Billy the Bad News Bunny, it was the way you had added something more every five minutes that got me, and PavaRobby who was music to my ears. That was so much fun!

Please tell me I'm misunderstanding Gravel, he said going out on a high note!

Thank you for bringing so much joy to the LBP experience jww.

Icey

Thanks so much Icey. Really means quite a bit as I have always been in such awe of your amazing work. Billy was one of those things that kept me adding more and more goofy stuff. It was really silly and fun. Not to worry, all those great critters will end up in quite a fun adventure at one point or another. I'm thinking even a few Caption Contest sets might find their way into a level as well. :)


Congrats, jww! Another well derserving member. :]

Thanks so much!


Hey congrats on the spotlight, jww! Nice one! :D

Thanks so much kendan! Really appreciate that!


Well done on the spotlight jww :)

Thanks so much mrsv! :) Glad you enjoyed!


Well deserved Jww,you're levels are great fun and wonderful in all ways.:p

Thank Evan! Really appreciate that! Good luck on your new one!


congrats jww!
well deserved!

Hey Javi!! Shouldn't you be working on that level? lol !! Thanks dude.. really appreciate it. :)


GO JWW! I'm proud of you.

Thanks!! :)

mrsupercomputer
04-11-2010, 11:18 PM
It seems like just yesterday that I was giving jwwphotos feedback on how to improve Baja Off Road Racing Challenge... oh memories...

Congrats on the spotlight jww, I throughly enjoyed reading it!

jwwphotos
04-11-2010, 11:24 PM
It seems like just yesterday that I was giving jwwphotos feedback on how to improve Baja Off Road Racing Challenge... oh memories...

Congrats on the spotlight jww, I throughly enjoyed reading it!

Gosh.. Thanks so much for that!! :) Really appreciated. Yup.. it does seem like yesterday and you helped me out quite a bit. Then I got a look at Ballistic Bog! See what you started!? I guess I must listen pretty well! Thanks again!! :)

Gravel
04-12-2010, 03:13 AM
The 'mother' of all platforms and not one mention of the love of your life? In the words of Kraftwerk, was there an auto-ban?;)

jwwphotos
04-12-2010, 03:17 AM
The 'mother' of all platforms and not one mention of the love of your life? In the words of Kraftwerk, was there an auto-ban?;)

Ummmm, Uh oh.. now I'm confused! Did you see what I said about TheCountessZ? (i.e. my girlfriend?)

javi haguse
04-12-2010, 03:25 AM
Hey Javi!! Shouldn't you be working on that level? lol !! Thanks dude.. really appreciate it. :)


:/ LOL I should... I've just lacked inspiration lately..
*Goes and plays JWW levels!

monstahr
04-12-2010, 04:20 AM
you actually went through and responded to everyone

i am thoroughly thoroughly impressed.

Fenderjt
04-12-2010, 10:32 AM
Wooo that was interesting!! XD Isnt Jww just so nice!

wexfordian
04-12-2010, 11:29 AM
Well done JWW. Your a great creator and an even greater person. Well deserved! You are one of the pivotal members of the LBP community.

dajdaj03
04-12-2010, 12:18 PM
wow JWW...i'm impressed by you long #37 post... :eek:

Taking the time to thanks almost everyone individually, it just shows how nice you are ;) Thanks for that!

jwwphotos
04-12-2010, 12:56 PM
:/ LOL I should... I've just lacked inspiration lately..
*Goes and plays JWW levels!

LOL!! Well, hope it helped! If not, I'll try to pay you a visit soon. How do you feel about circus tents. After Gravel's last one, I think everything needs to have one. :p



you actually went through and responded to everyone

i am thoroughly thoroughly impressed.

LOL... well thanks, but I had to!! Just too many kind words just for me, so I needed to spread it around a bit. ;)


Wooo that was interesting!! XD Isnt Jww just so nice!

Awww fender! Thanks so much! You are such a zany fun girl and always so nice as well. :) I have a blast being nice to nice people.. I keep hoping it catches on more! ;)


Well done JWW. Your a great creator and an even greater person. Well deserved! You are one of the pivotal members of the LBP community.

Thanks so much Wex!! I've always looked up to you as an amazing creator and member. If I recall correctly, one of the first that welcomed me here. Really appreciate your kind words. :)


wow JWW...i'm impressed by you long #37 post... :eek:

Taking the time to thanks almost everyone individually, it just shows how nice you are ;) Thanks for that!

LOL!!! Thanks Daj. As I was saying to Fender, I have so much fun just being nice to nice people. Just hitting thanks seemed kinda cold when everyone was saying so many nice things. You say almost?!? Did I miss someone!! Sure hope not!! :)

AccumulationNone
04-12-2010, 01:13 PM
Brilliant - well done JWW, very well deserved! So nice to read the interview but also all the great comments, really reflects that great warmth and generosity of yours.

Keldur
04-12-2010, 01:20 PM
Really well deserved! My congratulations too, Jww!

jwwphotos
04-12-2010, 03:05 PM
Brilliant - well done JWW, very well deserved! So nice to read the interview but also all the great comments, really reflects that great warmth and generosity of yours.

Thanks so much Accu! Wow.. I am gonna drown in happy thoughts! lol! Really appreciate that! ..oh and thank so much for finally coming here to LBPC. I cannot wait for others to see what you have been working on.

Everyone, if you don't know this creator.. trust me, you will be amazed at his stuff. Just really really different and cool!


Really well deserved! My congratulations too, Jww!

Aww thanks so much Keldur! Really means a lot from such a wonderful creator as yourself. Speaking of upcoming levels... I hope you can finally finish your work in progress soon. That thing is amazingly cool. I love those machines! Thanks again!

moonwire
04-12-2010, 03:20 PM
@JWWphotos:
Wow, you really are the nicest guy ever, you answer each and everyone!!!
I still can't find any words rhyming with photos though...
hobos I can't fit in, and batons does not work... Does anybody know about a site with words that rhyme with each others?

jwwphotos
04-12-2010, 05:24 PM
@JWWphotos:
Wow, you really are the nicest guy ever, you answer each and everyone!!!
I still can't find any words rhyming with photos though...
hobos I can't fit in, and batons does not work... Does anybody know about a site with words that rhyme with each others?

LOL!! Ohh.. I dunno. I get upset now and again. I just try to stay offline or hide from others if I am feeling that way.

..and unfortunately, I found such a site for you. ;) http://www.rhymer.com/RhymingDictionary/photos.html

moonwire
04-12-2010, 08:25 PM
Ok, awesome! another site to put in my favourite section...

*Ahem*


His PSN is jwwPhotos,
did you know that?
He is like a magician,
pulling a rabbit out of the hat
His creations are stunning
that's how he got spotlighted
And in no way in any circumstances
Is he ever benighted!!!

Definition of denighted, if you did not know what it means:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/benighted?&qsrc=

julesyjules
04-12-2010, 08:47 PM
Congrats other J!

Alongside being a great creator, you're also an unending well of enthusiasm on the site. You deserve some LBPClurve!

ScoutsBoo
04-12-2010, 09:22 PM
Congratulations on the spotlight jww! You are like a ray of sunshine all the time, so friendly, so outgoing, so welcoming, so, well, amazing. It must be the booze. ;)

Anyway, your meticulously crafted and superbly designed levels are always well worth the wait. Good thing Countess is also digging LBP and LBPC or you would be in big trouble if you devoted any more of your time to this site or LBP in general. LOL!

Love your levels, awestruck by you as a creator and worship you as a human being. Thanks jww!

Oh, thank you MrsSpookyBuz (wherever you are), another awesome read.

jwwphotos
04-12-2010, 10:43 PM
Ok, awesome! another site to put in my favourite section...

*Ahem*



Definition of denighted, if you did not know what it means:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/benighted?&qsrc=

Hysterical!!! Good job!! Possibly slipped into the deep end of artistic license as far as the accuracy, but I do appreciate you doing that. :)


Congrats other J!

Alongside being a great creator, you're also an unending well of enthusiasm on the site. You deserve some LBPClurve!

Hey Other J! Thanks so much! Really appreciate you stopping by and saying that!! :) Now... Back to work!!! ;)


Congratulations on the spotlight jww! You are like a ray of sunshine all the time, so friendly, so outgoing, so welcoming, so, well, amazing. It must be the booze. ;)

Anyway, your meticulously crafted and superbly designed levels are always well worth the wait. Good thing Countess is also digging LBP and LBPC or you would be in big trouble if you devoted any more of your time to this site or LBP in general. LOL!

Love your levels, awestruck by you as a creator and worship you as a human being. Thanks jww!

Oh, thank you MrsSpookyBuz (wherever you are), another awesome read.

AWww Thanks ScoutsBoo so nice of you to say that! (hic hic) ;) Yup.. TheCountessZ is one special lady. Thankfully she loves LBP as much as I do or she would probably beat me for all this stuff. ;) LOL!!

X-FROGBOY-X
04-13-2010, 12:20 AM
Congrats on the spotlight Jww, you deserved it. :)

jwwphotos
04-13-2010, 01:14 AM
Congrats on the spotlight Jww, you deserved it. :)

Thanks so much! :)

Leather-Monkey
04-13-2010, 06:54 PM
I'm sorry it's taken me this long to read it, but I wanted to read it properly instead of skimming through whilst in the middle of something else. Like I tend to do a lot... :blush:

So, you do deserve this spotlight jww! It's rare you find someone this nice and funny on the internet! Ok, and real life. Also, a big thank you for all the help you've given me over the last months! Much appreciated. :)

jwwphotos
04-13-2010, 09:03 PM
I'm sorry it's taken me this long to read it, but I wanted to read it properly instead of skimming through whilst in the middle of something else. Like I tend to do a lot... :blush:

So, you do deserve this spotlight jww! It's rare you find someone this nice and funny on the internet! Ok, and real life. Also, a big thank you for all the help you've given me over the last months! Much appreciated. :)

LOL!! No worries.. kinda embarrassed how long it took me to write all that stuff. Thanks so much! Really great that you stopped by! :)

It's been my pleasure helping you here and there, especially since I forced you to dress up like a reindeer for a certain holiday caption contest pic. :p

thanatos989
04-14-2010, 12:03 AM
Congratulations JWW! And thanks to you too Lisa for another (sniff) and final interview.

jwwphotos
04-14-2010, 12:28 AM
Congratulations JWW! And thanks to you too Lisa for another (sniff) and final interview.

Thanks! Really appreciate it! Yup.. she is missed and words can never express my gratitude to her.

As I say in my sig now, Goodnight MrsSpookyBuz wherever you are!! :)

qrtda235566
04-14-2010, 08:25 AM
I've never actually played a jwwphotos level....:eek:

CCubbage
04-14-2010, 12:52 PM
I've never actually played a jwwphotos level....
Now... where's that negative rep button....
:p

jwwphotos
04-14-2010, 05:10 PM
I've never actually played a jwwphotos level....:eek:

Somewhere a baby waffle just died a bit. One with lots of syrup too. :) Oh well, they are still out there. I suggest the 2 that have Space in the title.


Now... where's that negative rep button....
:p

lol!! :)

ferrrch
04-14-2010, 11:54 PM
Congratulations, You are a really great creator who is worth of this.

jwwphotos
04-15-2010, 03:08 AM
Congratulations, You are a really great creator who is worth of this.

Wow! Thanks so much for that! :)

Arctos13
04-15-2010, 12:02 PM
Congrats to jww for being spotlighted and MrsSpookybuz for creating the spotlight.

Luos_83
04-15-2010, 05:04 PM
very nice review!

jwwphotos
04-15-2010, 05:25 PM
Congrats to jww for being spotlighted and MrsSpookybuz for creating the spotlight.

Thanks so much! :)


very nice review!

Thanks Luos! Really appreciate that! :)

SpookyBuz
04-15-2010, 08:21 PM
I'm really pleased to finally be able to read this Spotlight. It couldn't be more well deserved. You are a kind, enthusiastic and very talented person. Well done, John.

(PS - Lisa sends her love! :))

jwwphotos
04-15-2010, 08:59 PM
I'm really pleased to finally be able to read this Spotlight. It couldn't be more well deserved. You are a kind, enthusiastic and very talented person. Well done, John.

(PS - Lisa sends her love! :))

AWWWWWWWww Thanks so much Spookybuz!! So nice of you to drop in and say that. Really made my day. Heck.. made my whole month! :)

You both have always been so kind to me. I am so honored that you added the stamp of Buz approval to this thread. It was as much her awesome work as it was my spotlight and so happy the Buz household has now been represented. Send her my love and my extreme thanks. :)

ferrrch
04-15-2010, 11:56 PM
yeah, no problem by the way keep up those great levels!

Luos_83
04-16-2010, 02:41 AM
Thanks Luos! Really appreciate that!

Np, its a really nice spotlight,
I allready assumed you where the kind person but something like this really makes that as clear as the sun :)
I soooooo agree with you on all the "what would you improve" :)

gnight.

jwwphotos
04-16-2010, 01:14 PM
yeah, no problem by the way keep up those great levels!

Well... If I must. ;) Thanks!

Might be awhile though. I have been busy on other things and really have not been in create mode much other than to watch Morgana work, or create a new Caption Contest set. I do have a few things completed for Space Escape III, but I am really starting to think of creating something completely different before that so I can do some landscape again.


Np, its a really nice spotlight,
I allready assumed you where the kind person but something like this really makes that as clear as the sun :)
I soooooo agree with you on all the "what would you improve" :)

gnight.

Well.. I try to be nice. Sometimes I get a bit upset, but I try to go out and do something else till I calm down and make a nicer post.

Glad you like the suggestions! Appreciate that! I've seen some of your great suggestions as well. :)

Morgana25
04-16-2010, 06:33 PM
Just so everyone is aware - he's a good create buddy too and every bit as nice on LBP as he is on LBPC. :)

jwwphotos
04-16-2010, 06:47 PM
Just so everyone is aware - he's a good create buddy too and every bit as nice on LBP as he is on LBPC. :)

What kind of nonsense is this!?!? LOL!!! So sweet of you to say. Thanks!

By the way, Morgana makes a great create buddy as well. ;)

coyote_blue
04-18-2010, 05:17 PM
Loved the Space Escapes, jww. Grats on being chosen. And I'm thinkin' I might have to go in right now and get some offroading done...

jwwphotos
04-18-2010, 10:15 PM
Loved the Space Escapes, jww. Grats on being chosen. And I'm thinkin' I might have to go in right now and get some offroading done...

Thanks so much! Really appreciate the kind words and glad you enjoyed them! :)

coyote_blue
04-20-2010, 01:05 AM
Just played Baja and had my face pleasantly rocked. Anyway, more kudos. Hope that spotlight stays warm for ya.

uh_warrior15
04-20-2010, 06:11 AM
Great job and congrats! Can't wait for your next level!

jwwphotos
04-20-2010, 03:35 PM
Just played Baja and had my face pleasantly rocked. Anyway, more kudos. Hope that spotlight stays warm for ya.

LOL!!! Thanks so much... That one was so silly to make, but it started becoming quite a bit of fun once I realized I could give the left joystick something to do in getting the balance of the vehicles just right. The whole idea came from being so upset and seeing terrible dark matter filled Mario Kart levels zooming to page 1 while my Adventure in Tiny Town was in it's 7 days. I just wondered what would happen if someone made a really good one what might happen. Yikes.. I sorta created a monster there for the 8 - 10 year olds!! Didn't even mention REAL WATERZ! LOL!!


Great job and congrats! Can't wait for your next level!

Thanks so much!! I have been taking a break lately, but imagine I will get back to it here soon enough. I wanted to jump right in and get going on Space Escape III since I have quite a bit done already from stuff that didn't fit in SE2. However, I am really starting to think I would like to do something else this time around. Something to play with landscaping again since I have so much fun doing that. Thanks again!

GruntosUK
04-21-2010, 07:14 PM
I missed this with being away for a little bit JWW, sorry about that. Another excellent read, its always nice to get see what makes a creator tick, especially one as good a JWW. he's excellent fun to gad with, and even if I stop up all night to catch him on its definetly worth the while. He's always willing to test, and always lets you have a peek at what he's doing. Now I'm back on the game again, I look forward to hearing the wife get up on a Saturday morning after another all nighter jww (and morgana ;))

jwwphotos
04-21-2010, 09:53 PM
I missed this with being away for a little bit JWW, sorry about that. Another excellent read, its always nice to get see what makes a creator tick, especially one as good a JWW. he's excellent fun to gad with, and even if I stop up all night to catch him on its definetly worth the while. He's always willing to test, and always lets you have a peek at what he's doing. Now I'm back on the game again, I look forward to hearing the wife get up on a Saturday morning after another all nighter jww (and morgana ;))

No worries Grant! Appreciate the kind words and so honored as well! ...yeah, our late night episodes with Morgana have been epic fun. Always a great time and look forward to the next edition. Truth is, I never remember what all happens. I only remember laughing so hard I can't see anymore. ;)

Can't wait to check out what you have been working on!

Morgana25
04-21-2010, 10:15 PM
Yea we're overdue for an all nighter. :D Must do that soon.

jwwphotos
04-21-2010, 10:25 PM
Yea we're overdue for an all nighter. :D Must do that soon.

LOL!! Yup!!! ...oh.. and hopefully Grant has a huge bucket handy if his buddy is over. ;)

Morgana25
04-21-2010, 10:41 PM
lol - ewwwww.... I'd almost forgotten :) Almost!

GruntosUK
04-21-2010, 10:46 PM
The wife hasn't, trust me. He still gets it in the ear when comes over ;)

jwwphotos
04-22-2010, 03:31 AM
..and probably beaten over the head!!! LOL!!

GruntosUK
04-23-2010, 01:34 AM
Well we weren't far from an all nighter this side of the pond tonight. Shame i got a phonecall from upstairs telling me in no certain terms to come to bed ;) I blame that blue key personally, that was the beginning of the end :D

jwwphotos
04-23-2010, 02:29 AM
LOL!! Ahh well.. it was either gonna be the blue key or your tv volume. :)

ConfusedCartman
04-25-2010, 05:25 AM
Locked and archived. :)