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    • #3219
      Anonymous
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      Well here we are, June bank holiday weekend near upon us and what have we done? What have we to show for the year? What contributions have you made to the games industry in Ireland? What do you intend to do this coming year?

      Dont post here with your replys! NO NO NO!

      There is a weekends fun and games to be had in Donegal. Malin Head, right on the tip top of Ireland, will play host to WoodStorc – the largest gathering of Irish games industry people to conglomerate outside the capital ever!*

      There is a hostel and B&Bs availble and pre booked for those wishing to attend and become part of this exciting new festival of drunken banter about games and the like.

      If you can get to Derry on Saturday one of the WoodsTorc chauffeurs will drive you to your destination and leave you back for the bus/train/flight on Monday.

      “So whats on offer?” I hear you say – well beer music and craic, what else?!?!

      On saturday there will be fine food available to start the evening followed by fine wines and a gig in the famous (yes seriously) Mc Grorys of Culdaff. From there till the wee hours and a bed at Malin Head… spectacular scenery by the way!

      On Sunday a bit of sightseeing in the afternoon. Activities such as “back to the bar” and “Order a beer” will provide a hair of the dog like no other for those willing and able. Then into the night like the proverbial social butterfly.

      All game development types are welcome. Just send a mail to john”at”torcinteractive.com before Wednesday the 2nd June stating saturday, sunday or both and how many will be coming and we’ll look after the rest.

      Its simple, its fun and you know it makes sense – ITS WOODSTORC! Miss it at your peril!

      Torc accept no responsibility for ANYTHING – EVER!

      *This may be a lie.

    • #12392
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      I heard there were going to be a number of very fit and fine looking guys getting into wet suits and surfing the waves…can you confirm this rumour??

      Aphra.

    • #12393
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      There could well be a bit of surfing on Sunday alright.

      I’m certainly planning on getting into a wetsuit regardless of how fir or fine I may be. More to keep the beer spillage from ruining my stylee though…

    • #12395
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      all I will say is there will be more women is you promote the wet suits more!!

      Aphra..

    • #12404
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      A donegal shindig this weekend you say? I’m there! Expect an e-mail soon.

      The surfing thing depends entirely on the weather – though if rubbery skin tight suits are all you care about I’m sure we could convince a few of the lads to do something.

    • #12405
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      I hope to drive from Dublin on the Friday afternoon if anyone wants a lift..can take one normal sized person in the front and two people with short legs in the back…(small car!)

      Aphra.

      PS any chance we could get driving directions??

    • #12406
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Hi All

      Unfortunately, I won’t be in a position to make this one but if anyone wants to make a pitstop on Friday/Sunday in Carrickmacross en-route, do give me a shout.

      Te/Coffee for Drivers, (beer for passengers!), and use of facilities on offer!

      Peter

    • #12407
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Basically if you can get to Derry then we can sort you out from there. The bus from Bus Aras is very handy and travels several times a day – expect it to take around 4hours.

      Of course you can arrive from any direction if you so wish (Cavan – Letterkenny etc), but Derry is the shortest route to Inishowen (the part of Donegal with Malin Head in it).

      For cars:
      This is the route I always take and is very close to any bus route heading to Derry.

      Get to Monaghan via Ardee (use motorway or take N2 via slane), Carrickmacross, Castleblayney.

      Take a break and eat.

      Start out at Monaghan
      Follow signs Derry N2

      Go through Emyvale

      Arrive Aughnacloy
      Turn left at end of road (signposted Omagh).

      5 minutes later, turn right at end of road, this goes onto a round about, take the first left up a hill.

      Arrive at edge of Omagh and take a left at Traffic lights, there will be a sign for Strabane. Keep straight on this road (through several traffic lights and round abouts) and continue onto Strabane.

      At the edge of Strabane, take a left at a round-about and continue on straight in a similar fashion to Omagh. Look for signs to Derry.

      Arrive in Derry – head left over the blue bridge, take a right at the end and look for the bus depot/shopping centre, whever you arrange to meet etc.

      I’ll arrange someone or myself to meet people in Derry and we can take it from there. There hopefully won’t be a need for cars when you arrive, so don’t be frightened of bussing it up.

    • #12408
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      http://www.inishowenonline.com/malin_head_map.htm

      This is a map of Malin Head, there is a house booked for Saturday and Sunday night at the point “Carnmalin” – the important thing about this is that its .5 miles away from the “Crossroads inn”.

      The Sandrock Holiday Hostel is also very close (1.2 miles) from the “Crossroads inn”, and will suffice as a release valve incase we need it.

      http://www.inishowenonline.com/map.htm

      This is a pictur of Ireland. It has an arrow which points to Inishowen. It also amusingly notes Carndonagh as an important place in the same league as “Dublin”, “Galway” & “Cork”. Everyone knows there are only two important places in Inishowen, the first being “Muff” and the second being “The Crossroads Inn”.

      If anyone has any more questions please do shout!

    • #12409
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      thanks Greenbean….I know my way to both Derry and Cardonagh so I reckon this car should make it ok..

      Aphra.

    • #12410
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      W:DW At last the perfect opportunity to spend a weekend in Donegal, for some of us this comes but once a week!! Count me in! I’ve rang ahead and reserved a high chair with a moulded arse groove in the Crossroads Inn and a spill proof bib as a precautionary measure…

      Off to the cliffs with us!! :)

    • #12411
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Has anyone heard from Skyclad? Isn’t there a big dance competition this weekend??

    • #12412
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      If there’s any waves on the Saturday or Sunday we can fill up a car or two and head for the beach. Thing is, it being summer and all, the waves will probably be about 6 inches high – i.e. not good. Damn this fine weather!

      We’ll see how it goes though. If anyone has a wet suit / surf board / boogie board / inflatable banana they should bring it with them just in case.

      There’s 3 surf boards, a boogie board and 3 wet suits up here. We can take turns with those or there are some places around where we could rent gear if there’s enough interest.

      A trip to the beach might be a bit of craic anyhow, maybe a game of footie or nudist volleyball?

      And sure if it’s flat or raining we can just surf on the wave of alcohol flowing at the Crossroads Inn.

    • #12422
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      McGrorys backroom bar!

      Lets go there on saturday night.

    • #12424
      Jamie Mc
      Keymaster

      Well booze and wetsuits don’t go very well from my scuba diving experience, especially when you have to share one after someone has ‘warmed themselves up’ while in the water :)

      Jamie

    • #12425
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Mmmmmmmmmmm scuba diving in beer :p ……..

      Shit did I type that, or just think it????:confused:

    • #12426
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Sadly, poor Dave is off dancing elsewhere this weekend and Kerry/Donegal are a little too far apart to drop in for a quick pint. However it seems that most of the regular troupe will be in attendance, and with the promise of some tunes composed especially for the event, I cant fail to see all the attendees getting horribly plastered and stumbling home / towards the gutter / into a river.

      Have a good weekend folks.

      Dave

    • #12427
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      We’ll miss you Dancin’ Dave, I even heard that Tony was going to bring an dust-free anti-static mat from Intel for you to twinkle your toes on. Ah well, see you next time (in the gutter)

    • #12430
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Right, as sickened as I am to say this, I haven’t been on the forums for quite a few days so only noticed this post this morning. So I just emailed John there now and I hope it isn’t too late to sign up for… ahem… WOODSTORC! ;)

      Hopefully I’ll see you guys there. :)

    • #12431
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      the important thing about this is that its .5 miles away from the “Crossroads inn”[/quote:17d6417293] glad to see the priorities are all in order

      I’ve rang ahead and reserved a high chair with a moulded arse groove in the Crossroads Inn and a spill proof bib as a precautionary measure… [/quote:17d6417293] my man, pete – always thinking ahead!!

      We’ll miss you Dancin’ Dave, I even heard that Tony was going to bring an dust-free anti-static mat from Intel for you to twinkle your toes on[/quote:17d6417293] couldn’t manage the high-end accessories – but have an old piece of cardboard standing by, for those all-important headspins… if i remember correctly, the “Crossroads inn” is a little small, so there be won’t be enough room for Dave’s signature move – the Michael Flatley Knee Slide…

    • #12439
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Excellent, count me in,

      Like I was saying to Tony, I am taking the motor so if any one needs lift or owt giz a shout,

      hmm… wetsuit or speedo’s, wetsuit or speedo ‘s

      gotta stop typing!!!!

    • #12440
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      the Michael Flatley Knee Slide…[/quote:8ace96e6e0]

      LOL I can just picture Daves feet of flames tearing across the floor to a roar of “SHORYUKEN“!!!

    • #12442
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      i have seen him in action (your kitchen floor, in fact, pete) and it is truly a sight to behold

    • #12443
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      For anyone looking to rest their liver on the Sunday, myself and John are thinking about taking the foyle car ferry from Moville to Magilligan and then driving to the Giant’s Causeway. It’s a nice auld drive and there’s a load of really good beaches along the way to stop off for ice-cream and soda pop.

      If there’s waves we can rent surf boards and wetsuits in Trogg’s Surf Shop in Portrush. They have a web cam of the strand in portrush here: http://www.westbaysurfboards.co.uk/
      Looking at the weather charts and stuff I reckon there’s a chance of some waves this weekend alright.

      I’m gonna send Trogg’s an email about renting gear and maybe getting lessons. So I can get numbers, who’d be interested in giving it a whack?

      Not you though Pete, we need you to prop up the bar in the Crossroads Inn :p

      P.S. To avoid any unnecessary drowning you should ideally be able to swim a bit.

    • #12444
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Sounds Good, count me in,

      have a wetsuit, not to sure about the swimming bit:D

      probably be more sinking than swimming LOL

    • #12450
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      And for me there’ll probably be more drinking than swimming. There are a few decent bars in Portrush I think, although its a few years since I was last there, so we might head along too rather than split everybody up. Shenanigans has a pool table and the Station Bar has good Guinness. I know a lad from there I’ll get the scoop on good places to go.

    • #12458
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      I can recommend the icecream in Morelli’s in PortStewart after my trip up this week!

      Aphra.

    • #12463
      Anonymous
      Inactive
    • #12464
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Yep, I’ll be there and all. Though I’ll probably spend most of my time chilling out on the beach studying rather than following Pete’s lead and getting full in the pub. :D

      Out of curiosity, what is this bank holiday for? Any particular celebrations going on down south?

    • #12489
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      no reason that I know of..banks don’t like to work much so that might be a clue..not that we are going to complain ..

      see you all tomorrow..

      Aphra.

    • #12496
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      Well survived the weekend up north just about…what a whirlwind! Thanks to John and all in Torc for organising accommodation, day trips, alcohol and dancing. Had a look at the pics last night and they tell the tale…will post some of them later today. All I can say is that statue of Mary features highly in a lot of them.!

      Aphra.

      PS Ronny – best of luck in your final set of exams this week..

    • #12497
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      We’ve been pouring over the snaps here in the office….OH MY GOD!!!!! I’ll send ’em your way Aphra later on when we’ve collected/photoshopped/censored them!!! It was an excellent weekend, thanks to all who came along and a big shout out to John for organising. Oh and Good Luck Ronny!!!

    • #12498
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      So? Stories. Events? Moments? New dance moves? I await them all eagerly…

      Dave

    • #12502
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      yeah, thanks to all at Torc, esp. John “Greenbean” O’Kane for organising the event.

      there’s already talk of Woodstorc 2 at this year’s Oktoberfest!!

    • #12503
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      New dance moves? I await them all eagerly…[/quote:545b7eb3af]

      Well Dave, did they teach you THIS in the CIA……?????

    • #12504
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Thanks to everyone for coming, a big thanks to the convoy drivers and fellow coordinators, see you at Oktoberstorc. Oh and this is my last ever post on this forum.

    • #12505
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      just a taster..

    • #12506
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      And here’s the complete lyrics to the Torc barber shop quartet’s famous traditional Irish folk song. Mary mother of Malin Head preserve us!

      They come over here
      And they take all our land
      They chop off our heads
      And they boil them in oil

      Our children are leaving
      And we have no heads
      We drink and we sing
      And we drink and we die

      We have no heads
      We have no heads

      They come over here
      And they chop off our legs
      They cut off our hands
      And put nails in our eyes

      O’Grady is dead
      And O’Hanrahan’s gone
      We drink and we die
      And continue to drink

      O’Hanrahan
      No O’Hanrahan

      They buried O’Neill
      Down in country Shillhame
      The poor children crying
      And fe dee din de
      Hin fle di dinfle
      Di din fle de din de
      In hey bibble bibble
      Hey bibble bibble
      Hey fle bibble de

      O’Hanrahan
      No O’Hanrahan

      We drink and we sing
      And we drink and we sing
      Hey!

      We drink and we drive
      And we puke and we drink
      Hey!

      We drink and we fight
      And we bleed and we cry
      Hey!

      We puke and we smoke
      And we drink and we die
      Hey!

    • #12513
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      Chris…where were you when I needed a lyricist at the weekend!

      Aphra.

    • #12517
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      It’s from a Dennis Leary tune called Traditional Irish Folk Song. I tried to get him to come along for the weekend but he told me to “save yir breath fir collin yir porridge”. Maybe we could get The Hoff to sing us a bar at Oktoberfest though?

    • #12521
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Just wanted to thank john for arranging the weekend.
      THANKS JOHN!

      which i really enjoyed (including my detour through donegal town :) doh! ).

      regarding those pics-
      come on aphra – what we really want to see is Aaron “swimming” in the ocean!
      oooh baby – what a man!
      :D

    • #12522
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      I only have one of him with clothes on…anyone else?

    • #12523
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      That water looks far too cold for any mortal human to swim in……

    • #12525
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      That water looks far too cold for any mortal human to swim in……[/quote:489312e3aa] that’s the thing – Aaron is not mortal… or at least, he’s not from this planet!

    • #12527
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I heard him speaking in tongues when he fell asleep!!

    • #12528
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Remember Aaron’s face when he was told the bar was closed…..

    • #12530
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      OMG its evil cow!
      its found me!
      i dont know how but its found me!
      ARRGH – those eyes…those horns…
      *craig runs in the opposite direction screaming*

    • #12531
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I think we all need to thank Aaron for a) taking the wildewst bit of slagging and keepin on smiling and b) not drinking whiskey and knocking the head of us…. lets raise a glass to the man, ney hero that is Aaron. Long may he remain our big ham sandwich!

    • #12532
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      OMG its evil cow![/quote:74bdb1d36f]

      If you think he’s evil, wait til you see the rest of the herd……

    • #12533
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      looking a bit worse for wear there pete(or should i say happier?)
      :p

    • #12534
      Anonymous
      Inactive
    • #12535
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Ah mindhumming, eh? Glad you enjoyed the weekend Ronny, it was great to have you along. See you in a week or two.

    • #12540
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Feck,

      Wish I had checked out this forum a bit earlier, would really liked to have made it for that weekend, it looked pretty feckin mad :)

      I’ll be there for the next party in Muff :)
      Mal

    • #12541
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Make sure that you are, we haven’t seen you in ages

    • #12542
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      yet again demonware gets free publicity in our photos – and they weren’t even in Donegal for the weekend!

      Aphra.

    • #12601
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      It was a Great weekend to be sure :)

      Theres only one reason I went swimming, The Hoffguard was keepin an eye on me :)

      And cheers John again.

    • #12602
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Forgot to Attach the Pic D’oh :D

    • #12603
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      OK. THE KNIVES ARE OUT. I ACTUALLY HAVE A PICTURE OF AARON SWIMMING, WHICH WILL NOT ONLY FEATURE HERE, BUT ALSO IN THE “RATE MY BUNS” SECTION ON MANSPANK.COM.

      You’re a dead duck Heg!!!!!

    • #12604
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      awww come on pete – you look good in that photo,
      aaron clearly spent a lot of time and invested a lot of love…

    • #12605
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      All of your justices will be meated out…..

    • #12606
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Save your breath to cool your porridge :D

    • #12607
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Fack Aff ar yill be praper facked

    • #12608
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      i think the Pete & Aaron’s Hoff obsession has finally come home to roost!

      I ACTUALLY HAVE A PICTURE OF AARON SWIMMING, WHICH WILL NOT ONLY FEATURE HERE, BUT ALSO IN THE “RATE MY BUNS” SECTION ON MANSPANK.COM.[/quote:f7ba5be5cb] LOL… genius, Pete!! you’ve raised the benchmark for next year’s ‘Funniest post of the year’ GD Award

    • #12616
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Heres More Pics

      Enjoy!! ;)

    • #12617
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      another

    • #12618
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      and another…

      Tony never realised how close he came :p

    • #12625
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Ah!

      The cow known as Elvis. Uh-huh!:D

    • #12627
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      LOL Aaron, nice work!!

    • #12628
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Twas the greatest craic’ thanks very much everybody,

      and I tell you that’s the last time, me and Ian are entering the dirty dancing contest!! (See Above)

      LOL:D

    • #12629
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Tony never realised how close he came[/quote:20be3e25e8] i was too busy admiring John’s bum!

    • #12631
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Looks like ye had a savage old laugh lads… next time try to leave
      an animal like creature out of the pick(especially sheep!!)as it tends to give the wrong signal to Non irish forum goers…. ha ha ha. Beer….Sheep……and games.

      {–}____{–}
      ==

    • #12632
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      “a man in a white coat glances across the room at Omega’s”

    • #12634
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      LOL Tony!! :p

    • #12644
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Seriously though, this whole thread has to be up for some kind of bloddy award!

      And Aaron, savage work there in Photoshop!!!! Like someone said earlier; done with a lotta love and attention;]

      What did I say about you two holding hands!!!!!!!!!! *Wagging finger*

    • #12645
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Hey Aaron, maybe we could get a bunch of ’em printed, I’ll sign ’em and sell them on Ebay??!!

    • #12653
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Sounds good to me pete :D

    • #12661
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      how about t-shirts?
      tag-line:
      “evil cow is watching”
      :)

      or maybe postcards?
      with the gamedev.ie logo in the corner…

      the worst thing is, i’m serious! :D

    • #12682
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I’m lovin’ it Craig!

    • #12688
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      i think we need a version of that evil cow behind tony pic, but with speech bubbles.
      i really want to know what john & chris are talking about…

    • #12709
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Chris is lamenting the oppression of our ancestors and John is offering a cheery word to lighten the mood. Why the lament???

      Because…..

      THEY HAD NO HEADS, NO THEY HAD NO HEADS!!!!

      Thats especially for anyone whos managed to put that chorus out of their head in the last week!!!!!

    • #12710
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Thats especially for anyone whos managed to put that chorus out of their head in the last week!!!!![/quote:e0607277ab] hadn’t quite managed it yet – but i was getting there!

    • #12713
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      don’t mention THAT song..

      Aphra.

    • #12714
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Your all a little strange really, aren’t ye.

    • #12717
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Oh bloody hell, what will Pete do next to keep that song drummed in our heads? Watch out for his new forum signature or perhaps going as far to find to a way to sneak it into the new Torc game. ;)

      I felt the only thing I could do is replace one awful set of lyrics in your mind with another.

      Agadoo doo doo push pineapple shake the tree
      Agadoo doo doo push pineapple grind coffee
      To the left to the right jump up and down and to the knees
      Come and dance every night sing with a hula melody

      :D

    • #12720
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      That song is a bona fide work of genius. Long may it remain stuck in everyones head. (and long may Dennis O leary continue to visit Killarney every year on holidays – another man truly ahead of his time).

      Dave

    • #12733
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Hear hear. It may surprise many of you that with all the action we packed into the weekend, myself and Aaron managed to squeeze in a round of golf. I do use the word “golf” in it’s loosest possible sense; driving cans off the jetty in Moville and sending ’em seaward…..

    • #12820
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      White Audi, one careful owner, low mileage, new tyres, excellent condition. Contact Wild Bill Mc Daid, c/o The SeaView Inn, Malin, Co. Donegal. Offers in excess of 19 pints of Stella. No timewasters please.

    • #12821
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Speaking of good mileage, I’m doing well off that car pic!

    • #12831
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Grass. Hills. the Holy mother(I think), and lots of demented animals!… lads don’t show anyone else these pic’s, for obvious fear of being locked up,permanantly!

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