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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Coney Island 1952 -Update 5/15/20
« on: May 18, 2020, 06:33 PM »
Damn, Rich, amazing stuff!  I of course hugely love the Cyclone :)  And the Bobsled, too.  But all the details in them and everything else, plus the flats and the whole layout of the thing.  Truly great work!  I'm glad to see this project finally closing out.  It's been a long time coming ;)

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We have to pay our janitors extra to clean up all the wildlife scat.

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^ So all bases are covered then. Whew. I clicked on your link and discovered that Paris Green was also used as a rat poison. Peepsgurgh will be rat-free for decades to come. A win/win!

Yeah, Paris Green was such a versatile and useful product.  Rat poison, insecticide, wood preservative, and even an artist's pigment going into many pieces of fine art.  I don't know how we've managed to get along without it all these years since it was banned.

When I was little, the jungle hereabouts was full of old clapboard shotgun shacks painted Paris Green all over (except for the rusty tin roofs).  They'd been there half a century by then and were still holding up fine.  Slightly newer homes were off-white or pale yellow, depending on the color of their asbestos siding, but they had Parish Green on the exposed wood of their window frames.  Either way, the termites and carpenter bees never stood a chance against them, and most folks drank themselves to death or wrapped their pickups around trees long before the poisons in their houses made any difference in their lives.  So I never understood what the fuss was, about either substance :)

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Where they were dumped right at the Peepsburgh city limits and thus became THEIR problem...

Well, considering the vast amount of charcoal involved, this can only have purified the Peepsburgh water supply.  We just won't mention the equally vast amount of Paris Green used to paint the Jackalope to protect it from insects and rot due to its high arsenic content  :o  But on the bright side, its timely removal will prevent Rose Lake from becoming an EPA "Superfund" site once that becomes a thing.  At least for this particular hazmat incident.....

Sadly, a large number of the hotel guests who pitched in to toss buckets of water on the fire will in later years succumb to the long-term effects of breathing the toxic smoke emanating from Jackalope.   :no:  Fortunately, nobody will notice because these untimely deaths will be blamed on the up-coming WW1, Spanish Flu, radioactive patent medicines, and the methanol poisoning of Prohibition.  :D

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: April 15, 2020, 06:43 PM »
I really like that bridge to the Sub-Continent.  It seems to blend architectural styles from both sides of the Himalayas, which is appropriate given its role :)

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I'm guessing Bullethead will be constructing the new fire station... and hydrants of varying capacities... and dedicated fire lanes. Although those improvements might have to wait till a later decade in Rose Lake Park's development. Maybe just a tanker truck for now.

Have you been spying on us?

Let's just say that Bart's meeting with the insurance execs wasn't flat-out extortion but actual negotiation.  RLIC had to make some concessions, too, to make sure this sort of disaster does not recur.  So yeah, the fire protection of the rebuilt park will be pretty good for its time :)

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: April 10, 2020, 08:53 PM »
Amazingly beautiful as always!  And I'm glad you found a proper home for the Flying Temple.  I'd totally forgotten about that ride because it's so not like any park I build.  But it's perfect in yours!

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Prof. Marvel was quite the artist ;)

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Yay!  Go team!

Behind the scenes commentary:  Funny thing is, this 2nd map was really the 1st, so has been substantially complete for some time.  In those early days, we hadn't sorted out the story and the dates.  Eventually, we decided on MOST of those things, then decided we'd already built a decade into the future from when we wanted the story to start, so we deleted a bunch of stuff, smoothed out the resulting scars, and called that Map 1.  Then we deleted everything else and finished putting trees all over the place to make a retrospective blank slate.  But when we started on what is now Map 2, the only trees to speak of were in the vicinity of the buildings  :P .  And since we went back in time to make Map 1, we've also been working on Map 3.  That's still got a ways to go, however.

With that out of the way, I should encourage folks who download this park to go inside the Rose Theater and Nickelodeon to actually watch the shows inside.  The former has an actual recording of Wolf singing the Major General, the other has a sho'nuff silent movie of historical note to watch.  And, of course, take in all the magnificent sights produced by REALLY talented artists.  Just ignore the Jackalope itself (but not its station).  As JB said, nobody would ride that thing :)

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: March 24, 2020, 06:43 AM »
Yeah, that transition from street to fancy queue is quite good ;)

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Thanks JB, wowman, and everyone here who has supported us and encouraged all of this madness.  We promise to make you regret all of it.

Yes, thanks to everybody!  I'm stunned by how well this has been received and am quite glad I didn't quite manage to screw it up ;)

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: March 17, 2020, 09:25 PM »
Still looks riotous at night, but in a different way from daylight.  Nice touch ;)

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Wagi is quite the wag with his stories ;)

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I don't have the game

You really need to fix that ;)

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Yay!  Only six pages of posts and we finally get to actually see the park!!!    :love:

There's a LOT of details scattered around the whole map...I haven't even found all of them!

That's quite true.  With so many fingers in the pie (however you want to interpret that), and even being part of the process, I'm always finding new things to marvel at.

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I wanted my grandfather's eye---it was glass---but we buried him with it :D

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: March 08, 2020, 06:02 PM »
Gorgeous stuff!

And your remark at the top brings to mind a story.  In 1916, during the Battle of Jutland, the German High Seas Fleet found itself steaming head-on into the broadsides of the British Grand Fleet.  The Germans did the only sensible thing and all ships did a U-turn to escape the overwhelming Brit fire superiority.  At this time, it was getting late in the day, the weather wasn't great, and great masses smoke from big guns and coal-fired boilers further reduced visibility, so the Germans got away easily.  But after a few minutes, they again reversed course and went straight back into inferno.  This time, they didn't escape so easily, but ultimately they did.

A year or so later, some junior officers got the commander of the High Seas Fleet, Admiral von Spee, drunk one night.  Taking advantage of this, they ask him why he had ordered the fleet back into the trap it had just escaped from.  And von Spee answered, "How did the Virgin get the baby?  it just happened." :D

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...except for young Washington's unusually ursine appearance (how did that come about, anyway?)...

My guess is that somewhere in the Wilds there's a Beorning who is happy, joyful, and bilssful ;)  But Washington's never mentioned his father in my presence so this is mere speculative gossip.

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Yay!  It's alive!  ALIVE!!! I seem to have missed a bit from mid-2019 (diving bells) but had wondered what had happened to this.  Glad to see it's going again!  And I still marvel at how they crammed the Tornado in that space.

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: March 04, 2020, 04:46 PM »
Really excellent work fleshing out that pirate facade and making it your own.  And I will always marvel at your "faux ground".  And I agree with JB, the green awnings fit right in, both exotic and fitting to the surroundings simultaneously.

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Since I'm a "connisoore" of fine food, I'll have the Mountain Jackalope Hash (but only if it's truly Mountain Jackalope and not Plains Jackalope; there's a big difference) ....

Yes, there is.  The plains species is miniature, the body of a rabbit with the scale-model antelope horns.  The mountain species is more like the hippocampus, or rather lepuscervid.  The full-size head and forequarters of a deer, complete with antlers but with large jackrabbit ears, and hare hindquarters scaled to match the front end.  Rose Lake Park only serves the latter, which is not only the local variety and thus easier to obtain fresh, but also one carcass feeds many guests.

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Oh, I do. I do. And yet, I'll still be coming back for more; like rubbernecking at a ghastly car wreck... Hmm, I think I might have some nasty, dirty little carpets that could use a good swatting. Thanks for another laugh-out-loud episode.

Everybody's carpet needs a good swatting whether it's been dirty or not.  It's like how my mother used to spank me 1st thing every morning because she knew I'd need it at some point during the day and she might be otherwise occupied come the time.

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I got caught up reading the blob posts. How on Earth did you construct those likenesses of the Edna Maes? (hilarious!) Are they in-game mannequins/animatronics encased in voluminous pieced-together dresses?

I leave full details to the authors of those horrors, and to your own curiosity when this version of the park is released.  But yeah, pretty much that.  There are some really twisted geniuses at work here ;)

(You'll never be able to unsee THAT now) :P

No, I haven't.  Not for weeks.  It's been driving me mad....  :mad:up:

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"Despite not sharing a common language..." (haha, I love that line) I bet Stubbs and Hoolihan were able to communicate using a plethora of rude hand gestures which they undoubtedly picked up in their home towns and on their many travels to strange and exotic places.

They've been together repeatedly reefing topsails around the Horn more times than they can count.  A raised eyebrow or a grunt in a particular pitch speaks many words in the custom mutual language they've developed over the years.

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: February 19, 2020, 07:45 PM »
You certainly made it look way better than I intended.  I must meant that to be a backstage loading dock.  But you took it a few levels further ;)

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There was a page missing form the section covering the hotel staff above. It fell out and Mabel Mabel found it under the card catalogue while dusting...  I've edited the post about so that the pages remain in order.  Thank goodness Mabel Mabel is still able to bend over to get the dust-mop under things! She's awfully limber for an 86 year old...

LOL, I can't decide if my sister's pic is true to life (which it is) or a symbol of your exasperation with me.  Or both :D

Ha ha ha.  Had to go look it up.  It comes from this, the opening credits of Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

Seriously?  You'd never seen the funniest movie every made??!?!?!   :n00b:

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: February 17, 2020, 08:38 PM »
You certainly made this building feel right at home with all your realistic street clutter.  This is a copy of a real building in Kathmandu and you decked it out as it really is.  I KNEW you'd be the one to put this thing to proper use ;)

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Thank goodness there was no sexually implicit language or images in this update. No siree Bob. Wouldn't want anyone to get the vapors. Young Will Tanner looks kinda hot... maybe one of his friends should open a window to let some cool air in... I'm sure it would help if he removed his shirt as well. Sprained toes are almost as painful as møøse bites; I should know, a møøse once bit my sister. No, really!

Yeah, the Apollo statue is totally about ice cream :)  Here at Rose Lake Park, we try to cater to all tastes.  Otherwise, we lose out on potential customers.  Any innuendos are totally in the eye of the beholder :D  But we encourage all customers to look for them and put whatever meaning suits them on whatever they see.


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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: February 12, 2020, 08:42 PM »
Hey, I saw my big red restaurant in there.  But the Cliffhanger and its hotel are way better ;)   And I LOVE how you modified that row of buildings to make the realistically chaotic Kathmandu street scene.

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I just can't touch anything.    :mellow:

This, of course, is blatantly untrue.  Wagi is probably the most productive member of the team in all aspects of the project, from building stuff, to having great ideas for features, to finding perfect period images, to writing snarky backstory blurbs ;).

I'm the one not allowed to touch anything.  The team has allowed me to make a few very minor contributions that are mostly hidden from view unless you really go looking for them.  Neanderthals don't do "pretty".

@JB:  As to how I'm an "amateur" Neanderthal, it's because I have quite a few of their physical characteristics and apparently also much mental similarity, as in utter lack of imagination.  And I enjoy messing with primitive tech, like making arrowheads and creating fire by friction.  But I'd only be mistaken for an actual Neanderthal if some future archaeologist digs up only a few of my bones in isolation, which are diagnostically Neanderthal in shape.

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Oh that's the work of Wolf Tenor, JPAlmighT, Wagi, and Bullethead too! Plus some consultation from citytrader!  :D

I think my only contribution in any pic so far is that I put the deers' feet on the ground :).  Most things I've built are inconspicuous and usually well-hidden so as not to scare folks away ;)

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