Paddy
back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2002
Total posts: 884
Posted:Just a quick thought about the sumbission deadline. I think this deadline is relatively inconvenient to two groups of people on HoP.

I belong to both, so feel free to question the motivations of this post.

The first group consists of anyone living in an area where it gets cold during the winter. Months of training without fire is bad, and praciticing in cramped indoor spaces most of the time can *kill* any skill acquired.

The second group is students, who'd be studying and writing exams when they'd need to be practicing for an entry. (However, I don't think this is as much of an inconvenience as a bad winter, and I doubt if it affects as many people.)

After a solid summer of training last year, I was looking forward to sharing what I've learned with my HoPpers. But after this winter and given my exams, there's no way I'll be anywhere near as good as I could be, and I don't do things halfassed. I'm certain that others must be having similiar problems.

Is this deadline set in stone for the future...is it a tradition we want to keep? Is there anyone who would be inconvenienced by pushing it back a month or two? Does anyone support the idea of doing so? Is anyone against it for any reason?


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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:i think the deadine is to give malcolm time to edit footage.
last year there was so much i think about 9hours of footage sent to him for COL3, i wouldnt want to go through all that. this way gives him more time as the video is going to be longer than the other COL video's. [dont quote me on that][screams for malcolm ]

as for the cold weather.... sucks doesnt it. its so cold at night here in the UK.


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As love unveils the beauty of all things."

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DJ Dantana
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Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 1495
Posted:yes, and when it is warm enough to film for us, it is cold for them....

we eat and we drink and we smoke and we try!

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:*comes barging into thread in a bad Malcolm disguise, fake moustache hanging sideways*

ahem yes, yes the compilation will take exactly 20 of your earth days, human!
also, i think that bender's little sister is not sexy at all and would never touch vegemite.
i am not a robot
** end statement **


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DJ Dantana
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Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 1495
Posted::spoken in robot voice: "It is time to finish this, Puny human"
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DJ Dantana
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Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 1495
Posted:Man, it was so cold at the last party we did outside (two days ago) that our fire almost wouldn't work....

the kerosine fuel was solidified, so we had to use a thinner fuel (white gas). So then, after we spun off the excess fuel, it would still come flying off after the wicks heated up because the fuel was still too viscouse (even gasoline has a tempurature where it is a strait liquid with no vapor)....very bad situation.

learned a leason though. No twirling fire when it is 20 degrees below zero outside...


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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 997
Posted:After hearing all the cold stories of you people in the northern hemisphere I have decided to extend the deadline by 2 months.
You now have until 31 May 2003 to get your video made and into us.


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DJ Dantana
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Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 1495
Posted:so, what happens whenit is time for the next video, and it is warm up here and cold down there?

This whole opposite seasons thing can be a realy drag sometimes...

I was exagerating aobut how cold it was, it was actually only about NEGATIVE 5 degrees centgrade.

I wonder if there is an "optimal time" to have due dates, so it is good weather for everybody? is may that time? I am unfamiliar with weather in the southern hemisphere. But I think April is when it is just starting to be the best weather for us, it is just getting warm enought to wear anything you want outside at night. So, is it just starting to get cooler in the southern hemi in may?

I guess there would be two times a year when our weathers are equall, nobody to hot, nobody to cold. may and november?

Maybe april and october would be the best time to film? We still have cold days occationally in april, but for the most part it is good weather. In october it is prettty nice too. some good days, some bad, but it averages out well.


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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 997
Posted:Seeing as most entries come from the northern hemisphere and down here winter is not really that cold I believe that May is the optimal time.

santananew - stop trying to change my mind again


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DJ Dantana
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Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 1495
Posted:sorry, I didn't mean to

Whatever time you set is fine by me.


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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:May 31st? wow, from the bottom of my cholesterol-riddled heart, i thank thee!
/goes on a diet.


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linda
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Location: Toronto, Canada
Member Since: 13th May 2002
Total posts: 93
Posted:so, this is why the deadline was extended! good work paddy and thanks alot malcolm.

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Charles
Charles

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Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:So what made you choose that particular date, Malcolm?

That' the date that little Charles is due (or Charlette)!!!!!



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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 997
Posted:Charles,

You are going to make a wonderful daddy.
Will wait and see just how accurate they are at estimating birthdates.

Malcolm


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