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I’m sharing that link because I’ve seen my work tagged as “grunge” or “dark grunge” and I’m not sure I’m super okay with that. I don’t like the actual “grunge” or “soft grunge” aesthetic, mostly because it seems to glorify sorrow and pain and that’s something I’m really against. This article explains well both the positive and negative sides of that aesthetic.

kierongillen:

dangolding:

The last few weeks in videogame culture have seen a level of combativeness more marked and bitter than any beforehand.

First, a developer—a woman who makes games who has had so much piled on to her that I don’t want to perpetuate things by naming her—was the target of a harassment campaign that…

This is really strong.

Yes.

Last night I finished Vacant Sky Contention Act III, and boy oh boy, I kinda feel dead inside. But a good dead inside, if that’s possible.

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I just bought a set of gouache brushes and also inking brushes for Photoshop. I’m gonna try that.

faisdm:

ctcrono:

colabhq:

In a world! (KABOOM) where spies are the manliest men to ever be manly men! the manliest man (KERPOW) of them all must come out of retirement to face a dark secret from his well oiled past!!!!!! (KRAKOW) Dootz is going to need all the vaguely (EXPLOSION FOLEY) homoerotic help he can get!! if he’s going to defeat (MICHAEL BAY) the nefarious Skarskin! (boom) and rescue the beautiful Marimba (BAWOW) before it’s too late!!!!!!

Read Dootz at http://emmyc.com/dootz/

Cast:
Dootz - ActorsAllusion
President Washingvelt - Nicky The Rat
Jonathan - Schrag
Marimba - ToastHeaven
Scarskin - SkittlesAreTasty

[Music credits can be found during the video credits as well as on the Youtube page for this video.]

Oh man, it’s really nice to see this out after planning it for… probably over a year. It took a ton of time to edit too, but it turned out super well I think! Also happy third birthday, CoLab. It’s been really fun and I’m glad everything led to this video.

Damn this deserves more notes. It’s HILARIOUS.

Also it’s not Homestuck, so my non-Homestuck followers should watch it too!

YES

I love Photoshop, but it doesn’t have a line stabilizer, and my hands are terribly shaky, so I’m going to do some lineart on FireAlpaca.

jinzoesponja:

Tommy Wiseau in Berserk

jinzoesponja:

Tommy Wiseau in Berserk

bishopmyers:

auntmorphriska:

I’ve finished Vacant Sky Act II+ and I really enjoyed it!

The story/world/concepts and characters are super interesting and compelling, you’ll have moral choices to take, you can travel to cool places at some point, you can give gifts, feed the cats, etc.

The battle system was also pretty nice, there are a lot of options and that’s something I like in rpgs. The fights aren’t too easy nor too though. The graphics and the art are nice. The music is great.

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Hurray, thanks for playing! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I hope you didn’t run into too many bugs. Act II+ is kind of a bloated mess and was really tough to debug because of the sheer volume of choices.

Out of curiosity, what route did you take through the story and which ending did you get? There are a few different ways Act II+ can turn out.

I didn’t know there are multiple endings. I’ll check that!

I think I took the “please, don’t kill people” route, because each time I was asked to maybe kill someone, I chose to not, and I’ll elaborate under the read more

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I’ve finished Vacant Sky Act II+ and I really enjoyed it!

The story/world/concepts and characters are super interesting and compelling, you’ll have moral choices to take, you can travel to cool places at some point, you can give gifts, feed the cats, etc.

The battle system was also pretty nice, there are a lot of options and that’s something I like in rpgs. The fights aren’t too easy nor too though. The graphics and the art are nice. The music is great.

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I wanted to animate parts of it, but for now, it will be motionless. I tried to emulate Rococo paintings for the pose and hair. I kinda use the pose from this painting.

I wanted to animate parts of it, but for now, it will be motionless. I tried to emulate Rococo paintings for the pose and hair. I kinda use the pose from this painting.

The finale of Legend of Korra season 3 was brutal. Holy shit. HOLY SHIT.

I’m working on something. For fun and practice.

I’m working on something. For fun and practice.

Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out your normal healthy ability to cope with bad days and bad news, and replaces it with an unrecognizable sludge that finds no pleasure, no delight, no point in anything outside of bed. You alienate your friends because you can’t comport yourself socially, you risk your job because you can’t concentrate, you live in moderate squalor because you have no energy to stand up, let alone take out the garbage. You become pathetic and you know it. And you have no capacity to stop the downward plunge. You have no perspective, no emotional reserves, no faith that it will get better. So you feel guilty and ashamed of your inability to deal with life like a regular human, which exacerbates the depression and the isolation.
Depression is humiliating.
If you’ve never been depressed, thank your lucky stars and back off the folks who take a pill so they can make eye contact with the grocery store cashier. No one on earth would choose the nightmare of depression over an averagely turbulent normal life.
It’s not an incapacity to cope with day to day living in the modern world. It’s an incapacity to function. At all. If you and your loved ones have been spared, every blessing to you. If depression has taken root in you or your loved ones, every blessing to you, too.
Depression is humiliating.
No one chooses it. No one deserves it. It runs in families, it ruins families. You cannot imagine what it takes to feign normalcy, to show up to work, to make a dentist appointment, to pay bills, to walk your dog, to return library books on time, to keep enough toilet paper on hand, when you are exerting most of your capacity on trying not to kill yourself. Depression is real. Just because you’ve never had it doesn’t make it imaginary. Compassion is also real. And a depressed person may cling desperately to it until they are out of the woods and they may remember your compassion for the rest of their lives as a force greater than their depression. Have a heart. Judge not lest ye be judged.

Pearl (via psych-facts)

This is seriously the most accurate description of depression. Wow.

(via fake-that-smile-babe)

bishopmyers:

faisdm:

auntmorphriska:

Vacant Sky Act II crashed in my face :’D

oh well, my battle choices weren’t very good in that warehouse, so starting that over isn’t too dramatic.

Oh no! Sorry! :(  None of our testers crashed there. Sorry you had a problem!

You might have run into the Stormpike death bug. I’m afraid that using Rayonne’s Stormpike ability (which you can pick up there, if I recall correctly) can crash the game. That’s the only crash I’m aware of.

That it wasn’t found in testing is a testament to how many people use Rayonne…

Oh, that’s probably what happened. I kept Rayonne in my team because he has good attack stats, and I was curious to see the Stormpike ability. I’ll refrain from using that now ^^’