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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #105 on: June 27, 2013, 08:38:30 AM »
Her vacant eyes.... Black holes.....Am I Lucy Liu?
This is the best.  Too bad it's the wrong album.
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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #106 on: June 27, 2013, 10:54:28 AM »
Her vacant eyes.... Black holes.....Am I Lucy Liu?
This is the best.  Too bad it's the wrong album.

I didn't even realise that we were just doing that album, as most people weren't, but I see how it is, just because I won, you have to change the rules  :rollin

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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #107 on: June 27, 2013, 11:55:19 AM »
How do we know the incorrect trig of the hanging balls wasn't done on purpose to stir the fanbase, or perhaps Hugh Syme views flaws as the true meaning of creativity rather than perfection?
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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #108 on: June 27, 2013, 11:58:03 AM »
You said hanging balls. :neverusethis:

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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #109 on: June 27, 2013, 11:59:45 AM »
You said hanging balls. :neverusethis:

They sure get this board going :eyebrows:
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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #110 on: June 27, 2013, 12:05:56 PM »
:heybaby:

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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #112 on: June 27, 2013, 01:04:14 PM »
:lol :lol James is awesome.
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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #113 on: June 27, 2013, 01:14:15 PM »
:heybaby:

This smiley does not look good when balls are in convo. It looks like a person handling two ... *ahem*wangenfelters*ahem*

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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #114 on: June 27, 2013, 01:37:50 PM »
How do we know the incorrect trig of the hanging balls wasn't done on purpose to stir the fanbase, or perhaps Hugh Syme views flaws as the true meaning of creativity rather than perfection?
I would be less surprised to find out that it was originally correct, but that he was then told to move it in so it looked 'right'.

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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #115 on: June 27, 2013, 02:48:09 PM »
More like someone doesn't get it... Last time I checked, "liu" and "dream" do not rhyme...

What a Liuser :neverusethis:

Liu doesn't rhyme with Fatal either?  :facepalm:
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Someone is trying too hard.

More like someone doesn't get it... Last time I checked, "liu" and "dream" do not rhyme...

What a Liuser :neverusethis:

Ok, yeah, noticed that now that you say it :P. I didnt thought that it should ryme :).
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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #116 on: June 27, 2013, 07:27:03 PM »
:lol :lol James is awesome.

Yes he is. :heart
 
:heybaby:

This smiley does not look good when balls are in convo. It looks like a person handling two ... *ahem*wangenfelters*ahem*

Um... okay... :lol

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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #117 on: July 06, 2013, 07:16:10 AM »
what if we're all wrong and the ball was pulled back at an angle away from us to compensate for the shorter length?  Maybe it's all an optical illusion.
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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #118 on: July 06, 2013, 10:05:14 AM »
(then it would have a smaller perceived diameter, which it does not)

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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #119 on: July 06, 2013, 12:36:08 PM »
unless the ball on the right is bigger

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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #120 on: July 06, 2013, 09:26:59 PM »
:omg:  I didn't think of that!

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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #121 on: July 06, 2013, 09:39:52 PM »
Or maybe Hugh just meant it to be that way.
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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #122 on: July 07, 2013, 02:24:55 AM »
Or maybe Hugh just meant it to be that way.
Doubtful.
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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #123 on: July 07, 2013, 04:58:08 AM »
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The fuck?

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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #124 on: July 07, 2013, 06:50:13 AM »
Or maybe Hugh just meant it to be that way.

no doubt.

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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #125 on: July 07, 2013, 11:40:48 AM »
Dear God in heaven, not this again.

Seriously, guys. Lighten up. If your enjoyment of this album is impacted at all by whatever the blue hell you think is wrong with the cover, SEEK HELP.  :lol
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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #126 on: July 07, 2013, 01:54:39 PM »

Who gives a fuck.

^ This. I understand where people are coming from complaining about it and pointing it out. I really do. And yes they are correct I suppose. But in reality, way to be a cliche prog fans. Way to be.

I always took pride in the DT community finding all sorts of hidden stuff everywhere. Nitpicking the heck out of album covers is still way better than being ordinary and boring.


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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #127 on: July 07, 2013, 02:17:36 PM »
Syme has been lazily ruining art for DT and Rush for too long now, I really wish both bands would drop him.

And let me just say that he *used* to be an absolutely stunning choice for album art, just not so much in the last decade.
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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #128 on: July 08, 2013, 09:00:33 AM »
Syme has been lazily ruining art for DT and Rush for too long now, I really wish both bands would drop him.

And let me just say that he *used* to be an absolutely stunning choice for album art, just not so much in the last decade.

Agree 100%.

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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #129 on: July 08, 2013, 11:00:20 AM »
Syme has been lazily ruining art for DT and Rush for too long now, I really wish both bands would drop him.

And let me just say that he *used* to be an absolutely stunning choice for album art, just not so much in the last decade.

Agreed 50 percent. I really don't think he was ever that good. He's had a couple of hits obviously but only the biggest of Rush nuts are anything other than unsettled by a man's bare ass on the cover of the album they're buying.

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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #130 on: July 08, 2013, 11:24:24 AM »
I'm more concerned that the two hands on the inside of the booklet for Train of Thought is the same stock photo used in the beginning of that old show The Outer Limits. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dzxGlcErUo
at 23 seconds and if i recall there are other hands holding a heart at 16 seconds in the booklet as well.


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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #131 on: July 08, 2013, 11:27:23 AM »
I'm more concerned that the two hands on the inside of the booklet for Train of Thought is the same stock photo used in the beginning of that old show The Outer Limits. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dzxGlcErUo
at 23 seconds and if i recall there are other hands holding a heart at 16 seconds in the booklet as well.
Wow. Eyes, hands, tunnels of stock photos, clocks... are you sure Syme didn't create that intro?

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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #132 on: July 08, 2013, 12:40:32 PM »
Hugh Syme didn't do the art for Train of Thought. It was Jerry Uelsmann.
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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #133 on: July 08, 2013, 01:32:04 PM »
I know it isn't Hugh's work when I enjoy the cover art.... :neverusethis:
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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #134 on: July 08, 2013, 02:09:25 PM »
huh whadda'ya know
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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #135 on: July 08, 2013, 02:13:25 PM »
Yeah, Jerry's a... photographer, I think? He creates his own art, he's got a very different style to Hugh Syme's digital collages.

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Re: The flaws in octavarium's album art.
« Reply #136 on: July 08, 2013, 02:31:08 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRYMSRLOoK0#t=3m48s
Dat video again! :rollin

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