Old 14th October 2000, 19:59   #1
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Recently on the skin board,
we were discussing what is art? What is not
art? What classifies an object as art?

In the 1920's, an art "rebellion" movement know as Dada brought up these questions to
a stuffy art world ruled by critics whose
decisions made or broke artists.

So in my final skin for 2.x, i decided to
skin "Dada" - with an emphasis on questionable yet usable functionality.
The skin is in the format of a 1920's
photo collage, a method pioneered by
Hannah Hoch, one of the great yet obscure woman artists of all time.

I truly hope you enjoy it as much as I
enjoyed creating it!

I even skinned Mikroamp!



Download "Dada" http://www.xerxes.f2s.com/DadaAmp.zip

Please give me your comments - i'm gonna
enter this into the contest!


Xerxes
<O> Dada will double your income. <O>

PS Not only is there the traditional easter
egg, there is also a second. I have actually
put MYSELF into the skin if you can find it!

I forgot put in the Mikroamp skin - here
it is -


yay!

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Old 14th October 2000, 20:42   #2
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I am in awe, Xman
!Very,very nice!
I'll give more input after putting her through her paces.

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Old 14th October 2000, 20:58   #3
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Very nice, Xerxes.

Me likes.
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Old 14th October 2000, 21:34   #4
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Go Xerxes..Go Xerxes
talk about your mindblowing originality

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Old 14th October 2000, 21:57   #5
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Originalty : 9
Aesthetic : 7
Functionality: 5
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Overall : 7

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Old 14th October 2000, 23:38   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Xerxes:
Castlevania Adventure - Battle of the Holy
Capcom - "Vega Stage"
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Woohoo! Great taste, Xerxes! So, was it my recommendation of the former that got it into your playlist? Also, which versions of each of those are those?

Heh, I think this is my first post in the Skin Love forum. Hmm, now how'll I remember to check for replies to this?
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Old 14th October 2000, 23:42   #7
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I must say, that looks a little abstract. I'm not much into art. But I'll go ahead and grab the skin to observe it in greater deatail.
Oh, in your skin, you're the one with the long hair, mustache and goatie right?
(just kiddin') I guess middle slider on the eq.
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Old 15th October 2000, 11:18   #8
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Xerxes...wow! And you're in it? That is cool! Has anybody "found" you yet? I just dl'ed it again (long story)....I'm gonna "play" with it in the morning....it looks awesome from here! And what a cute MikroAMP!

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Old 15th October 2000, 16:05   #9
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Be nice to me here, but...

what does "leet" mean???


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Old 15th October 2000, 18:20   #10
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leet ... it's "hacker" slang for Elite. For
some reason hackers just love the adjective
"Elite". Maybe because they can easily spell
it with numbers and bizarre ascii characters.
Hackers.... they think their SO cool...
Bloody anarchists i say.

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Old 16th October 2000, 05:04   #11
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WOW! What an interesting concept! I love your skins Xerxes! You are determined to get culture in my life . I love your cbuttons! And I love the overall look of the skin.....a bit busy, but since that's the
main idea behind a collage.... . The cursors are a bit hard to see, but if you added any color to make them stand out more, it would go against the "theme" of the skin. Ok....you said you were in it
someplace......are you by chance on the EQ sliders...at the -4.1db setting? I have looked and looked......
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Old 16th October 2000, 07:04   #12
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hey jayn...submit....SUBMIIIIIIT! we WILL get culture into all of you one way or another!

just fear the potential of an impressionist skin. you WILL submit to culture!

SUBMIT!
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Old 16th October 2000, 07:35   #13
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Actually I was going to do a "Dali" skin with wicked transparancys but did this instead.. alhtough an impressionist would
be interesting.... hmmm ....

I'm not trying to ram culture down anyones
throat... rather the idea is to expose it to y'all in an innovative way

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Old 16th October 2000, 07:55   #14
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Oops...I didn't mean you were trying to ram culture down anyone's throat....I just meant that doing it through your skins is a very refreshing way to go about it

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Old 16th October 2000, 08:24   #15
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I think 14 db is actually Michelangelo's David I'll take that as a compliment

Here i'll post the source picture -



NOW you will be able to find it easy in the EQ sliders.

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Old 16th October 2000, 15:34   #16
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Xerxes....you are as bad of a tease as Zeruel....posting images that I can't see


14 db?....Isn't this dyslexia we suffer from a fun thing!

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Old 16th October 2000, 17:32   #17
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You cant even view it if you try to view source image?
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Old 16th October 2000, 18:50   #18
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Damn you're right - the site's down....
shoot.
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Old 16th October 2000, 22:00   #19
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There's the pic!

Aha......-9.2db.....sneaky!! That's a cool pic...how'd you do that (resize and copy and paste) or where was it taken?

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Welcome!.... to the world of illusion!

It is an amalgam of many images - photo
editing is my favorite hobby

Here is all the parts - i draw from a
very large library of clips i have accumulated over time. I specialize in
older images - this one didn't need
to be super perfect though because i was
resizing it so small in the end that i
didnt have to be ultra detailed. I am glad
nobody sees it and thinkis it's me -
mission accomplished as it were.



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Old 17th October 2000, 06:45   #21
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Winsane:
So, was it my recommendation of the former that got it into your playlist? Also, which versions of each of those are those?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
How dare you resist my attempts to get this thread off topic!?!
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Old 17th October 2000, 06:58   #22
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That is really cool Xerxes! How did you get interested in photo editing?

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Old 17th October 2000, 17:21   #23
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Actually that's what i do for $Money$- albiet not as fun- I work as a small time photo editor for small modeling management companies- so most of the time i'm editing out wrinkles
and acne and what-not - never anything as fun as my above work

I just kind of fell into doing it... I like
the idea of changing reality and all that.

Winsane - OK We can NOW steer this thread off topic - I am a HUGE fan of video game
music. THe music from castlevania is of
course reknown - when you suggested that
song I found a neat MP3 of it and it was
great! The one I like best for some odd
reason is the one that uses the ACTUAL
sound of the gameboy - I haven't found one
of the "arranged" versions that convey the
music or feeling right. As far as vega goes-
(Always my favorite character in SF) I was
looking at my friends mp3s and saw that
vega one- I was surprised to hear it is
REAL music- they are really playing Castanets
and there are flamenco dancers stomping.
It's really cool. I could TALK ALL DAY about
video game music.... i didn't respond because
I didn't think you were gonna check again.
But you proved me wrong

Xerxes
PS - download all Soul Calibur songs!

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Old 17th October 2000, 23:02   #24
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Coolness. I don't suppose you'd post that Vega track for me, would ya?
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Old 18th October 2000, 08:47   #25
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For you? Of course - but give me a day
Because i'm tired right now. But I will post it tommorrow for sure On this thread.

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Old 19th October 2000, 03:29   #26
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Actually, we probably shouldn't be trading MP3s on these boards, so never mind. Thanks, though.
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OK saves me the effort then
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In the interests of preservation and to aid any future seekers , I'm taking the liberty of attaching the most complete version of this skin that I can find , given most of forum links now seem dead, no suprise really , nearly 20 years ffs !

If anyone has a more updated winamp 5.x version to hand or indeed would like to complete one please add it to this thread....(interestingly the readme file in this skin is also wrong, references another of Xerxes skins, if anyone is updating could fix that too)

*search tags*

Dada
Dada AMP
DadaAMP

*yes I'm aware this might trigger off a lot of email notifications *
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