And forgot that I pulled up this article a few years back:
After his fishing days, he was a grip on Sayle's 8 Men Out, and seems like from there that's how he got into acting...
Been a long while since I've logged in and longer since I last posted!
Resurrecting an old thread after finally seeing the always amazing John Sayles in his 1991 film City of Hope. Stephen J. Lang showed up as a cop here as well, and apparently uncredited! Of course he's been in other Sayles films, as the previously mentioned Limbo, he also was in the highly recommended Lone Star. Digging City of Hope as well, a good inner city drama touching on a lot of social issues.
Snow Files of the Week: "Grow up Superboy/Ferris Wheel" from "Smallville" (2001).
The show ran for ten seasons, but after season 6, Mark left the show and his former music editor Louis Febre took over for the remaining three seasons. It was Mark's decision, since he was so busy doing the music for "Smallville" and "Ghost Whisperer" at the same time, with additional movies in between (like the second X-Files movie in 2008), that he just wanted to have more time with his family.
The music for "Smallville" shows Mark again as a master of haunting themes and melody. His distinctive sound is easy to recognize. A digital album was released with music from the show, before La-La-Land Records released a 2-CD-Set, containing all tracks from the digital album, as well as a second CD with even more music from the show. It also has tracks by Louis Febre from the later seasons. The CD was limited to 3000 copies and is now sold out.
We've just upgraded to the latest version of our community software. The major new feature is called Achievements!
Achievements means that we can award our members Points and Badges based on conditional rules!
The developers have dreamed up innovative actions for us to publicly recognize members who show up and participate in meaningful ways. It's no longer just about post count.
Here’s what you need to know...
Badges... they're cool.
Your Badges will be displayed around the community but mostly in your Profile.
Click on the Recent Badges to go to the full list of your Achievements...
Our new Achievements Points system keeps a running tally of Points. Members can earn Points in a multitude of ways. Essentially, it’s achieved by participating in the community.
Create a topic? Points! Post a reply? Points! Follow another member? Nothing. Just kidding… Points!!!
This is mostly done through creating a system of Rules.
So Rules are actionable processes set up at the backend. We're not going to give away all of the Rules, that wouldn't be much fun!
Here are a few of the more obvious ways that members can earn Points to give you some basic idea:
Member joins a club
Reaction is given
New poll is created
User follows a content item
Review is posted
Member logs in for the first time that day
New club is created
Content item/comment is promoted or featured
Comment/reply is posted
User follows a forum, blog, gallery, category etc
User votes on a poll
User is followed
New content item is posted
Post is marked as best answer
How it works...
So... Example: When a member posts 10 times, then a particular Badge is automatically awarded. Our Community Elders can also award certain badges. Some badges are very rare, achieved only the top x percent of our total members!
But enough of that!
We’ve completely revamped our Ranks system to communicate with Achievements.
Our new Achievements’ Ranks system replaces our previous Ranks system and compliments the Reputation system.
You'll notice we've got different Ranks based on how many Points a member earns. Effectively the higher a members’ Rank, the greater their influence because the more they’ve participated. It means a new, fun way to recognize and thank you for your contributions to our community.
Wait, where's my custom title gone that I set up after reaching 1013 posts?
Fear not, we've been careful to preserve custom member titles, and we've added them your Profiles.
Starting from scratch... Aw Hell, no!
Rather than starting everyone from today, where everyone is essentially a newbie even though they have been here almost 20 years, we've been busy and recalculated all of your existing posts and content, running it through our Rules system so you'll see in your profile your current points and badges straight away.
There’s perhaps a lot to absorb here, but if there’s anything to take away from this post it’s this:
We can empower all of our contributing members with fun Achievements, which in turn creates a more immersive and elevated experience for our die-hards.
And hey, who doesn’t love to earn?
Concerns? Comments? Questions? We’d love for you to sound off with your replies! Not only because we want to hear from you, but because it’ll earn you some sweet, sweet Points, too!