What was so wrong with smoking?

#51AdolRedPosted 12/17/2012 7:47:08 AM
Nothing is really inherently wrong with making a character smoke. It's just a habit (albeit not a healthy one), and when you're drawing/modeling the same character over and over again it gives them something more interesting to do in low-tension scenes than just standing there and talking. I mean hell, the main character in the book I'm working on is a smoker.

The fact is though, a lot of younger, trashy people (like how they portray Dante in the intro scene, laying in a dirty trailer full of empty pizza boxes in lingerie) are the kind of people who would think smoking is cool. I'm not the biggest supporter of the direction they've taken with this incarnation of Dante, but for what they've done, having this Dante be a smoker is good characterization.
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#52killekanPosted 12/17/2012 7:47:56 AM
Kyrylo posted...
killekan posted...
DarkSymbiote posted...
There are only two protagonists I permit to smoke: Solid Snake and Big Boss.


Don't forget Sol Badguy!


he's smoking?


pretty sure he does, just not in the games
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#53DarkSymbiotePosted 12/17/2012 7:59:56 AM
killekan posted...
DarkSymbiote posted...
There are only two protagonists I permit to smoke: Solid Snake and Big Boss.


Don't forget Sol Badguy!


Maybe. Also, Same Gideon.
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#54KyryloPosted 12/17/2012 8:01:17 AM
killekan posted...
Kyrylo posted...
killekan posted...
DarkSymbiote posted...
There are only two protagonists I permit to smoke: Solid Snake and Big Boss.


Don't forget Sol Badguy!


he's smoking?


pretty sure he does, just not in the games


ok, so it's not confirmed.
#55SasukefirePosted 12/17/2012 8:10:18 AM
Smoker My Name Is Dante> New Dante.
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#56ljobenzaPosted 12/17/2012 8:23:02 AM
Kyrylo posted...
killekan posted...
DarkSymbiote posted...
There are only two protagonists I permit to smoke: Solid Snake and Big Boss.


Don't forget Sol Badguy!


he's smoking?


He's smoking hot.
#57DarkSymbiotePosted 12/17/2012 8:31:38 AM
HappyUnicorn101 posted...
dead_assassin posted...
I see much wrong with this topic. The question is, what is RIGHT with smoking. Its expensive, disgusting, gives you cancer, makes you sound like an old man or woman in your 30s, ages you faster, you are always out of breath, your breath stinks, you are unbearable to make out with and you pollute everyone else's lungs around you, including innocent children. F you, smokers.


It's a personal choice and you do know that in most cities you have to be well away from the entrance of a building if you want to smoke. Some girls have an occasional smoke. And even after they are still pleasant to kiss. You're just using extremes, dude.

In my opinion, the only people who have a problem with smoking are impressionable little kids who just finished the D.A.R.E. program at their elementary school. In the real world, no one gives a **** if you smoke.


Have you been there? To the real world? People who smoke in public tick me off! Especially in interiors or eating spots.
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#58johnluke728Posted 12/17/2012 8:34:06 AM
I was actually sold on the new Dante up until this point, shockingly.

Why? Because smoking is gross, smells so toxic that I'm gasping for breathable air, (And I'm not even asthmatic.) reeks worse than 20,000 rotting cabbages and a dead bear, and is shockingly less healthy than some illegal drugs. It's someone's choice if they want to, but the smell is so repulsive within a 30ft radius of any addict that I'm glad they're banning it from more public places. It's disgusting and hasn't been a "cool" thing to do in decades.

It doesn't really matter to me if someone creates a smoking protagonist, just don't expect me to play as or relate to them. It's just sad that they replaced Dante's pizza, his love for pizza for Pete's sake, with a gross tobacco product that wasn't even "cool" in the 90's.

Sure he's a demon and won't effect him anyway, but it might just overwhelm the smell of brimstone if he has a brush with the underworld. "Stinky" Dante's not getting any of my attention, even from the bargain bin later down the road.
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#59Psychochild27Posted 12/17/2012 10:35:31 AM(edited)
Man, I sort of wish that the smoking thing stuck around.

VIRILITY IS THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR SODA BEVERAGE, BUT IT IS THE PRODUCT OF A SUCCUBUS TO KEEP THE SHEEPLE FAT, SLUGGISH AND DOCILE UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE DEMONS.

Hey bra, can I have a smoke?

Oh. Sure. Can't see the harm in that. Light up, Brother!
#60RayconPosted 12/17/2012 10:42:24 AM
HappyUnicorn101 posted...
Some girls have an occasional smoke. And even after they are still pleasant to kiss. You're just using extremes, dude.


Strongly disagree on that one. Kissed a smoker once and learned real fast that wasn't going to fly.
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