charlesforman
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charlesforman:



  Hey… wanna read my movie treatment?
  No, Seriously.
  



  
    
      The first step to writing is turning the computer on.
    
  


  I have written a treatment that I could use your feedback on! If you’d like to read it, please email me: charles@setpixel.com

  When I first got serious about making a movie, I did what anyone making a movie would do, I Googled: “How to make a movie.” The first thing I learned is that it all starts with a script, and before that, a treatment. If you don’t have a good story, you won’t make a good script, and it will result in movie only as compelling as a Hollywood blockbuster. Wow. Such deep. Many thought provoking. I was about to be learning a lot. 


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This is awesome:

charlesforman:

Hey… wanna read my movie treatment? No, Seriously.

The first step to writing is turning the computer on.

I have written a treatment that I could use your feedback on! If you’d like to read it, please email me: charles@setpixel.com

When I first got serious about making a movie, I did what anyone making a movie would do, I Googled: “How to make a movie.” The first thing I learned is that it all starts with a script, and before that, a treatment. If you don’t have a good story, you won’t make a good script, and it will result in movie only as compelling as a Hollywood blockbuster. Wow. Such deep. Many thought provoking. I was about to be learning a lot.

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charlesforman
charlesforman:



  You should start playing with flying robots
  Keep your robot friends close, and your robot enemies closer.
  



  
    
      DJI Phantom. Currently, the most popular quad rotor.
    
  


  Multirotor flying robots are more than just a new kind of toy. They represent the convergence of many pieces of tech, and a huge opportunity for innovation that will have application far beyond flying toys.

  In 2006, I started my last company at Y Combinator. One of the Y Combinator partners, Trevor Blackwell, had an amazing robotics lab called “Anybots.” At the time, he was focused on creating remote controlled biped robots. The goal was to create a humanoid robot that balances, walks, and climbs steps. What he created was really great, however, required a large harness and power cable. It didn’t seem like a practical pursuit as far as robotic mobile agility was concerned. I remember thinking, “What’s the point of climbing stairs if you could just fly over them?” At the time, remote helicopters were exclusively single rotor. They were either powerless toys, or gas powered, and extremely dangerous. In either case, they were far from agile. 



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charlesforman:

You should start playing with flying robots Keep your robot friends close, and your robot enemies closer.

DJI Phantom. Currently, the most popular quad rotor.

Multirotor flying robots are more than just a new kind of toy. They represent the convergence of many pieces of tech, and a huge opportunity for innovation that will have application far beyond flying toys.

In 2006, I started my last company at Y Combinator. One of the Y Combinator partners, Trevor Blackwell, had an amazing robotics lab called “Anybots.” At the time, he was focused on creating remote controlled biped robots. The goal was to create a humanoid robot that balances, walks, and climbs steps. What he created was really great, however, required a large harness and power cable. It didn’t seem like a practical pursuit as far as robotic mobile agility was concerned. I remember thinking, “What’s the point of climbing stairs if you could just fly over them?” At the time, remote helicopters were exclusively single rotor. They were either powerless toys, or gas powered, and extremely dangerous. In either case, they were far from agile.

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OMGPOP delivering Puppies to your iPhone!

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I bet you love puppies. But do you wish you could carry them wherever you go without the constant fear of having them poop in your bag. Well, fear no more!

We’ve released Puppy World for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. You can raise puppies on the go without sacrificing the immense cuteness.

It’s our very first iPhone game, and we think you’ll enjoy it. Grab it in the App Store right here.

Twitter Contest Winners

Those of you who have logged in recently probably noticed the contest on Twitter we were holding.

We asked you to tweet your OMGPOP name and #OMGPOP, with 10 lucky members getting 50 OMGPOP Cash for them and a friend.

Well, we’ve picked our winners and they are:

1 tiffars
2 SWAN_Swizzle
3 christhecoolboy
4 HeyDesiree
5 MelodyBliss_1
6 PrMexGirl
7 ryu_kohaku
8 jalalcheese1
9 MelvinLuen
10 xxsherwo0dxx

Congratulations! All of you have gotten your OMGPOP Cash and a direct message on twitter requesting the name of your friend who now totally owes you.

We’ll do another contest soon!

Internships Available at OMGPOP HQ in NYC

We have part time internship positions available! That’s right. You too can help fill water balloons in between Balloono matches. You might even learn some other stuff

Ideally, you’re a sharp, motivated, friendly, omgpop addicted college student with excellent grades and a passion for learning and making good things happen.

This position is in our snazzy NYC office, so make sure you’re close by, otherwise we have to break your heart.

If you’d like to apply, send your resume, OMGPOP name, and your favorite game to joseph@omgpop.com

OMGPOP New Years Events!

We’ve got quite a few events going at OMGPOP. You can find details for all the below in your OMGPOP inbox, but check it out:

Contest where you can win 100 OMGPOP Cash, 500,000 Coins, 1 Year of STAR, and any OMGPOP shirt you want. Enter on our Forums here!

Bonus Coin and XP Event. Get 5 XP and 5 Coins for every game of Balloono, Dinglepop, Draw My Thing, Pool, and Typow that you play! Lasts until Monday.

Free Item of the Month being delivered to your email inbox Saturday morning! It includes a 2011 Pool Table decal that CAN NOT be bought in the shop ever and it also includes 2011 Free Coins. Make sure your email is verified to get it!

Best of 2010 Item Sale. Check out our best selling items with slashed prices.


VIP Pool Table: http://www.omgpop.com/#/shops/shop/pool/category/table/product/2292

Purple Neon Felt: http://www.omgpop.com/#/shops/shop/pool/category/felt/product/2348

Neon Table: http://www.omgpop.com/#/shops/shop/pool/category/table/product/2347

Go Faster for Life:
http://www.omgpop.com/#/shops/shop/balloono/category/powerups/product/2298

Free Pins All Day For Life: http://www.omgpop.com/#/shops/shop/balloono/category/powerups/product/2300

Extra Balloon For Life: http://www.omgpop.com/#/shops/shop/balloono/category/powerups/product/2297

Black Gothic Fire Table: http://www.omgpop.com/#/shops/shop/pool/category/table/product/2453

Swashbuckler Cue Stick: http://www.omgpop.com/#/shops/shop/pool/category/cue_sticks/product/2499

Rock Pen: http://www.omgpop.com/#/shops/shop/drawmything/category/pens/product/2267

The Saucy Wench Cue Stick: http://www.omgpop.com/#/shops/shop/pool/category/cue_sticks/product/2500

PETropical Isle: http://www.omgpop.com/#/shops/shop/pets/category/habitat/product/2197

Cupcake Corner Chef Pants: http://www.omgpop.com/#/shops/shop/profile/category/frames/product/2446

Got Brains Top: http://www.omgpop.com/#/shops/shop/balloono/category/tops/product/2656

Got Brains Bottom: http://www.omgpop.com/#/shops/shop/balloono/category/bottoms/product/2657

CATastrophy Frame: http://www.omgpop.com/#/shops/shop/profile/category/frames/product/2446

We hope you join us on OMGPOP for the festivities. HAVE A GREAT NEW YEARS!

One Free Name Change For Everyone!

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Everyone now gets one free name change. Not a big fan of your account name? Not quite into the Jonas Bros. as much as you used to? No problem.

Head to http://omgpop.com/account and change your name. It’ll let you know the first time is free, so choose carefully. After that, it’s 35,000 coins as usual.

You’ll have to pick a name that’s not in use.

But wait… you want a name that is in use? One that’s being used by someone who doesn’t even play on OMGPOP anymore (yeah, they probably died or something). Well, keep an eye out for a weekly lottery that’s coming soon where you may be able to win a prestigious name held by an inactive user. (This will not use up your free name change if you win.)

The Lotteries will be held on our soon to be released forums beta. YEAH!