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The 2017 Decking Invader.
I've often wondered about this one... whether it's just Rick's friend without his clothes,
a pale-looking Bigfoot or as the voice-over says, a terrible 'gargoyle' arriving late for
some chips.

There's also a wee voice in my head reminding me it could also by CGI.

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mediumnotlooking  WTH?!

It appears to be CGI to me, just the way it moves.  

But, you know me; I won't say it's definitely not real because I wasn't there.  Strange things do exist. tinybighuh
(01-20-2019, 10:19 PM)Mystic Wanderer Wrote: mediumnotlooking  WTH?!

It appears to be CGI to me, just the way it moves...
If it is, whoever did it knew to make sure the figure would have to move out of shot and
not just disappear into the gloom. I checked it whilst it was in the dark and and at no time
did the supposed CGI-artist cut corners and only focus on it in the assumed lighting.

But its movements are a bit too much.
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I'm gonna call BS on it. CGI, I'm pretty sure. They did a good job with the fade into dark as it retreated, but the movements were too jerky. Didn't do a good job with the motion. Furthermore, if you watch it closely, it's body parts vary in size, even when it is standing still. It appears to have been choreographed with the guy "speaking in tongues", and retreats when he starts babbling - just what you would expect of a demon responding to God-talk in a christian propaganda piece.

That whole "speaking in tongues" thing is a sore spot with me. I know the theory behind it that is claimed by christian "charismatics", and was even once taught how to do it on purpose by one, but it is not in accord with biblical "tongues" as mentioned in Acts. Further, although I can do it, I don't any more. I was once in an Assemblies of God church when "tongues" broke out, with one here or one there standing up and babbling incoherently, and then another guy across the room would arise and "interpret" the babbling into English.

Well, this one lady stood and started babbling in "unknown tongues", but the kicker was that I understood what she was saying, and that chilled me to the core. I shouldn't have been able to understand it, but there I was. Rather than an "unknown tongue", it was a known language, but one that had not been spoken for a couple of thousand years - it was ancient Sumerian. I didn't need any "interpreter", and what she was saying should never have been uttered in any house of God - not even the ancient Sumerian gods.

When she got finished babbling, the "interpreter" arose, and what he interpreted it to in English was nothing of the kind of what she had said. Not even a little bit. I was done there, walked right out, never went back, and absolutely do NOT "speak in tongues" any more. If I don't know what I'm saying (as she clearly did not), then I have no control over it, and the exercise is useless.

No, I don't speak Ancient Sumerian. I know bits and pieces, a word here and there, and should not have understood what she said... but I did, and that, as much as what was said, chilled me. It's not for me, and scares the crap out of me as much as anything else does.

This guy babbling in the video was not speaking any real language that I could detect - it was just babbling, of the sort I was taught, alleged to be a "spiritual language between your soul and God that even demons cannot understand or interfere with" - i.e. bullshit in the vernacular. There is no reason it should have made any monster retreat, as the "monsters" themselves are not supposed to be able to understand it, even if the CGI critter could have heard it.

I'm putting this one down to "Charismatic Christian" propaganda, CGI edition.

" I don't mind killin' a man in a fair fight... or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight... or if there's money involved... or a woman... "

 - Jayne Cobb, Hero of Canton
(01-22-2019, 07:58 AM)Ninurta Wrote: ...I'm putting this one down to "Charismatic Christian" propaganda, CGI edition.

I think you're right, although it's suggested that any religious chant might have done the trick -if the situation was real.
There's an idea that such concentration on a self-belief fortifies the soul and creates a confidence that some animals
can pick up on.

Of course, science doesn't really having any evidence on it as the hungry bear will just take half of your head off in
one swipe due to its over-riding confidence that it's hungry! Willpower is still an uncalibrated thing.

But the movements certainly look 'Ray Harryhausen'-like!
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