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Alabaster rune found in 1986

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  1. SallePleyel

    SallePleyel IncGamers Member

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    Alabaster rune found in 1986

    I was watching the animated movie "Castle in the Sky" last night and noticed an alabaster rune! It was mined in a special place and grants the wearer some magical properties. I'm having trouble attaching the pic I made directly so here's a link. There's also a real life movie merch rune which I bet modifies your real life skills.

    https://sites.google.com/site/alabasterrune/
     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    Nice!!! I want one!
     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    Interesting... Considering its a 1986 film, I suppose its possible Blizz took inspiration on that rune...
     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    Amusing, as I've seen that movie, and all of Miyazaki's stuff, several times. And had no memory of it.
     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    Blizzards take looks more like a wishbone
     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    Haven't any of you seen those women who can break glass with their voices?

    They equip this Alabaster Rune around their neck and rune their singing skills for + sonic damage

    I guarantee it, find any woman who thinks she could break glass by singing; she needs an Alabaster Rune to do it. Just you watch
     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    LOL that's a cool find, what about the othe 4 runes?

    I think we should have an expansion pack set entirely on a flying castle :wink:
     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    Hm, with the final boss fight on that castle occurring while the thing is performing a spectacular crash landing.
     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    So... Heaven? hehe... Which is likely anyway... (Ureh has a portal to heaven... it would make sense)

    If we had a heaven xpac... this could be an interesting situation...


     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    "Site not found"
     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    The pic he posted is gone, but this is what he was refering to, excuse my poor copy & pasting:

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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    http://4.bp.************/_71LxQTgQSQI/S_9Qa_yLQqI/AAAAAAAAAPA/XLohS1rplbg/s1600/necklace.jpg[​IMG]
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    i dug up some better reference , enjoy :p

    however i think its mere concidence - if you regard both; there are not even identical ( i mean not even from the lines - leave alone proportion )

    edit: damn you fmulder ! damn you ! - he was faster :,(
     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    there are some similarities.
    cool find :D

    movie watchable `?
     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    Why come up with a new idea if there's already one present? Should be Blizzard's slogan.
     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    quite a harsh critique for something which is only faintly resembles copying ( because its not copying ( go google celtic , egyptian , maya , chinese - alphabet / symbols ) you will find tons of similarities - because its not special -

    the only criteria they have for runes is , simplicity , geometry ,esthetics ( eg golden ratio , symmetry)

    if you`d made up 100 symbols and kept those 3 criteria in mind while doing so you`d be suprised how fast you archieve symbols which resemble one another.

    anyway ... its just a frickin symbol anyway even if it was stolen 1:1 it would have been nothing game changing in the least ...

    but i guess your comment was all about hating anyway so why do i even bother :D


     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    :eek:fftopic:
    Take it easy fanboy, I love Blizzard, and their games (Diablo series and early Warcraft), but that doesn't mean what I said wasn't true, anyways back on topic now.
     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    Kids love to get into the whole 'A copied B!', 'Nah uh! B copied A!' nonsense.

    The fact is everything borrows from something else. There's nothing wrong with taking existing ideas and refining them. This is what Blizzard does to a T, and that's why their games are so good.
     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    Definitely. It's one of Hayao Miyazaki's (you might have seen Spirited Away, or Howl's Moving Castle), so it's got a distinctive style. And it's (hand) animated, so the CGI hasn't dated really badly ('cause there is none).


     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    Your picture was better :wink:

    Also the noted similarities should best be considered as homage, I am fairly certain Miyazaki was mentioned in the "special thanks" section of the Starcraft manual.


     
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    Re: Alabaster rune found in 1986

    Are there any other runes that they did this to (allegedly did this to)? I'd be interested in seeing more. I don't have a problem with them using an idea and then making it work to their own suit. Hell, I did this while doing graphic design...
     

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