Enjoy your visit here!
I recently annoyed a stranger turned friend so much she gave me a bunch of cool links of cool sites she found on the internet. Thought someone who stumbles on this blog might enjoy them too so I'm sharing the link. A good chunk is art related, but there's something to be found for everyone there. Peace.
drew a gondola and am proud of it. That's all.
Playing around usually is the most fun part. Getting something finished is more or less always a grind, which gives you satisfaction in the end, but itself is kinda meh. My opinion on the engines is pretty much the same. I have a few recommendations though, if you have the time to try them out.
Hey! thanks for checking it out Yukinu. Yeah, Phaser is pretty comfy to use and I can see from the examples and documentation the project recieved it had lot of
love put into it. Gives me lot of nostalgia too for the Neo Geo games I used to emulate way back. What kind of games did you make? Do you have any screenshots
left of them or something playable?
Have a nice day futher!
Not really much to write about, but I de-clunkied a lot of stuff that was there. It's still clunky, but I believe it's useable by humans now.
Basically changed the background to a darker tone for clarity, removed lot of clutter from the page,
made an instruction tab if you hover on it.
Game wise I fixed few bugs, added an health zapping mechanic, where you can steal health from other players provided you are good enough. Kinda proud of that too, since not only does it fix the problem my game had: it not really having any reason for competition, it also ended up being nicely integrated into existing code. I was afraid I would need to make a new loop for when the player tries to steal health, but I managed to make it part of the collision loop I already had. A bit of new spritework is in there too.
Alright... so it's the new year. 2021 was alright I guess. I mean, I got covid and other annoying shit happened, but I do feel I left it in a way better
state of mind than I entered it. Plus I visited my grandma again. Last time was like 3 years ago or so.
2022 sets itself up good though. I made plans to make a shitpost rap album with my sister. I guess personal project wise, I'll tidy up my browser game to something playable. I like to make a small-ish trip soon too. There's some place I want to visit and maybe I'll manage to find a week of freedom to do it. That should fill up the upcoming 3 or so months. We'll see what I'll focus on then.
I guess that's it. Happy new year everyone!
I realized how important sensory "starvation" is to conentrate myself. Last few days I was barely able to think,
I could pretty much only do things that I can do with my intuition alone and layed in bed for vast majority of the day,
mostly scrolling rows of memes. Today though I decided I had to change that, so I set up for myself a place that would help me think.
I've put on a synth radio in the background, opened a minmalistic note taking app on my laptop, and started thinking about the problems
I exactly had to solve and how to potentially solve them. It's surprising how frictionless it went compared to the previous days where I
felt as if some force was shutting down my ability to think. I was suddenly able to come up with an idea after an idea. Which actually makes
me think how much social media dumbs people down. I've really had a piece of text stuck in my mind since I read it cause it explains so much of
the modern world in my eyes, that is:
"One might imagine that leaving millions of well-educated young men and women without any real work responsibilities but with access to the internet—which is, potentially, at least, a repository of almost all human knowledge and cultural achievement—might spark some sort of Renaissance. Nothing remotely along these lines has taken place. Instead, the situation has sparked an efflorescence of social media (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter): basically, of forms of electronic media that lend themselves to being produced and consumed while pretending to do something else.", written by the late David Graeber.
And I know. This sounds like an other "social media is bad", but from my personal experience, these social media feeds do mess you up. Instead of working on something I find important, my eyes snap to a picture of some pretty cosplayer. Which is fine. I don't think pretty cosplayers or any other thing that catch my attention should stop existing, but the world can be so much more than a digital skinner box. I remember times I used to browse the internet with excitement cause I might find a new flash game, a new animation parody, some obscure new site, essentially a completely new forms of culture to some extent. And that was just the beginning in my eyes. There's some truth to the idea that we should be living in some sort of Renaissance. In the end all that exciting chaos got taken away by few sites who try to appeal the lowest form of our minds in hopes of keeping us glued to the screen.
Essentially though, all I have to say is... get the discipline to leave things that get you addicted, know how to create a place for youself which lets you actually think and the profit motive and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race and attention span. At least so long you know how it tricks you, you can learn how to not let it trick you.
So basically instead of sleeping I made my site responsive. Thank god it's Christmascause otherwise there's no way I could wake up with 2 hours of sleep.
Alright, so there was a small issue with my RSS before. It didn't show up the pubDate because I used a tool generate this document and the way it works is either a mystery to me, or it's kinda badly made. Shouldn't happen from now on.
Here's my first RSS post, and I guess my first blog post too. Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!
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