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Offline LeoMaheo

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Egon is that you on that picture?
« on: March 23, 2009, 05:57:00 pm »
Hi Egon,

Your picture (the man with the cigar), is that really you?

Magnus

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Re: Egon is that you on that picture?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 07:33:53 am »
No... ;D It's the "real" Egon Olsen, a character from older danish motion pictures.

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Re: Egon is that you on that picture?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 08:13:51 am »
That's good wouldn't want you having a stroke while coding :P

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Re: Egon is that you on that picture?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 12:17:29 pm »
So, your not even Egon Olson?  This is confusing.
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Re: Egon is that you on that picture?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 12:21:54 pm »
No, it's just a nick name. I guess your real name isn't fireside either... ;)

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Re: Egon is that you on that picture?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 12:45:50 pm »
Well, yeah, but fireside doesn't sound like a real name.  I guess it's because you picked an obscure actor.  If it was Clint Eastwood or something, it would have been easier to figure it out.  Maybe Egon Olson is big time over there, but I never heard of him.  Kind of looks like W.C. Fields a little bit.  The cigar anyway.
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Re: Egon is that you on that picture?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2009, 01:11:46 pm »
No, this character isn't that popular here in germany either. Maybe he is in danmark, where the movie series (called Olsenbanden) actually comes from. I think i should elaborate on this nick a little more:
As said, Egon Olsen is a fictitious character. He's a kind of gangster boss albeit his gang is more like his family. Almost every film starts with him leaving the jail having a great plan for the next big coup. These plans are always very freaky but they do work...to a degree. At the end, he always goes back into jail, because some little detail in his plan didn't work out as expected. So much for the background...
Now we come to east- and west-germany: Back in the days, when there were two german states, the only show on east-german Television that a west-german (like me) could stand was Olsenbanden. I really enjoyed watching the movies, but most west-germans didn't watch east-german TV, partly because they couldn't receive it (too far away from the border), partly because it was awful...except for Olsenbanden.
It's the year 1991...i'm doing my military service, there is no east germany anymore and during the weekends, i'm playing Wings on my Commodore Amiga. Wings require you to fill out a flight roster when you start with your missions. In that roster, you have a forename and a surname...and my usual nick name at that time (caused by the fact that most games had very limited space for the name in the high scores) was just Bobo. But Bobo didn't work for Wings, so i had to make out something else...and the first thing that came to my mind was Egon Olsen.
And that all together is the reason, why i'm using this name... ;D

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Re: Egon is that you on that picture?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009, 01:31:09 pm »
And finally a current picture of myself (i'm the one to the right... ;D) to show that i'm really not that guy with the cigar:


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Re: Egon is that you on that picture?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2009, 10:05:58 pm »
Cute, how old is your kid?

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Re: Egon is that you on that picture?
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2009, 12:34:15 am »
What's that brown thing on the railing that you're both so interested in?

My nickname isn't quite so interesting.  It's the name of my apple tree.  Fireside apples.  I liked the name because I've always liked fire.  I heat my house with a wood stove.
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Re: Egon is that you on that picture?
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2009, 10:15:18 am »
He's around 15 months old and that "brown thing" is a ladybeetle.

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Re: Egon is that you on that picture?
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2009, 11:05:43 pm »
Another related question, how do you prefer to be mentioned in game credits: as your screen name EgonOlsen or as Helge Foerster?

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Re: Egon is that you on that picture?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2009, 01:19:48 am »
Normally for engines you only need to specify the name like jpct.  BTW, I still haven't gotten around to that on my mouse game, sorry.
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Re: Egon is that you on that picture?
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2009, 07:13:18 am »
Another related question, how do you prefer to be mentioned in game credits: as your screen name EgonOlsen or as Helge Foerster?
Either way is fine.

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Re: Egon is that you on that picture?
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2009, 04:08:50 am »
(Helge F., I hope you don't mind, but I think your real picture
would have attracted a few more people to jPCT than Egon Olsen's picture.
Because Egon looks neither intelligent nor emphatic,
and the name rhymes with egoistic.
Actually I was a little bit deterred when I had my first glance
at the jPCT forums and saw Egon's face everywhere.)