About Horace's "appendage"

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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by R-Tape » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:46 pm

redballoon wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:22 pm
I honestly thought everybody knew this already!
Really?! You always thought Horace had a swampy style rat-tail?! :shock:

I'm really struggling with this—IT'S A BLOODY ARM! Just look at the loading screen:

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However, I guess I can't argue with the people that actually made it.
WIWC wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:13 pm
I thought it was something like this:
Black lamp, or the master maybe :P
Or like a night cap:
Or a mask with a sort of backhead tail.
Ora like a thief with a pantyhose on the head.
Incredible imagination, and I prefer all of these!

I've been trying to visualise the rat-tail in AGD, and came up with this (I've cocked up the animation a tad).

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Horace and the Scissors...community project anyone?
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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by ZXDunny » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:25 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:46 pm
However, I guess I can't argue with the people that actually made it.
If the guy who invented the GIF image file format says it's pronounced "jiff" then you can certainly argue with any creator about anything.
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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by redballoon » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:16 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:46 pm
Really?! You always thought Horace had a swampy style rat-tail?! :shock:
Oh hell no! What I should say that up until quite a few years ago I also thought it was his arm. But then I read about it somewhere, I can’t remember where, possibly a Retro Gamer article or something where William Tang told that it was his hair. Word of mouth spread, pretty much what’s happening with it now came and went and that was that. It was accepted what it was (is) especially in the Spectrum circles.
And time passed. Then yesterday, I woke up to 2 things that seemed to be getting people in a tizz:
1) the internet meme of the guy with the beard smiling and nodding is Robert Redford (from the film “Jeremiah Johnson). I mean, WTF? Course it is! How sheltered a life must you have led. I thought everybody knew that and knew who Robert Redford is?!
2) that Horace’s hair was his arm!

I was wondering if I had woke up a few years in the past!

You’ll be telling me next that Tony Hart has just died. Again.
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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by hikoki » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:59 am

He always looked a blemmy to me!
After this revelation, I thought of beards and found this Sinclair beard. Look at the tatoos and retro basketball shoes :)

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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:43 am

THIS IS ENOUGH!!!

FOR GOD'S SAKE, CLOSE THIS THREAD, I'M TRAUMATIZED!!!
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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by PROSM » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:49 am

hikoki wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:59 am
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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by Daren » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:29 am

As someone tweeted, he must have arms, as he is carrying skiis. Plus, it doesn't look much of a rattail from behind.

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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by R-Tape » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:22 pm

redballoon wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:16 pm
Oh hell no! What I should say that up until quite a few years ago I also thought it was his arm. But then I read about it somewhere, I can’t remember where, possibly a Retro Gamer article or something where William Tang told that it was his hair. Word of mouth spread, pretty much what’s happening with it now came and went and that was that. It was accepted what it was (is) especially in the Spectrum circles.
I don't think I knew, but none of us are getting any younger :?
You’ll be telling me next that Tony Hart has just died. Again.
Heh. I do keep having moments where I'm not sure. There was something I had to remember about Rolf as well...

Horace and the Scissors might appear at some point...

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...though the 1980's arcade game rule of adding a bob or ponytail for a female protagonist to the old sprite would normally make this 'Mrs' or 'Ms' Horace.
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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by Morkin » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:50 am

I just don't know what's real anymore...
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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:12 am

Just found this on Twitter... :mrgreen:

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