There is an article relating to Mastodon on the front page of HN this morning. Five hours in and it’s still hasn’t had anyone going on about how terrible Masto is because it SUPPRESSES MY MARGINALIZED RIGHT WING DISCOURSE WAAAH yet. I feel like it will be an important milestone when we see one of these fall off thee front page without getting any of that kind of comment.
it's that time of night when i contemplate just drawing some weird porn because I didn't make myself spend as much time drawing comics as I wanted to today and I want to keep rebuilding the habit of "spending a certain amount of every day drawing"
except nothing's inspiring me in that direction, maybe i should just go to bed
celebrity death/comics (~)
Passing thought: Maybe it's just that I have retweets off but I sure did not see much of an outpouring of emotion from Comics Twitter over the death of Stan Lee. Like, I think I saw more emotion over Ditko dying, and Ditko was a crabby bastard who sat alone in his lair drawing creepy Objectivist tracts for the past forty years.
This thought brought to you by visiting DA and seeing a picture of Mary Jane crying in front of Lee's grave.
Actually now that I think about it I kinda want to do one of those "Dead colleagues greet you at the gates of Heaven" drawings oh him except it's Kirby and Ditko and all the other Marvel artists who got stiffed on co-creator credit and money for years holding him down and beating the shit out of him.
Finished "The Return Of The Obra Dinn". More guessing than I am entirely comfortable with was involved. But at least now I know when the monkey died.
A very satisfying logic puzzle, for the most part. Identifying the otherwise-anonymous crew members by their slightly distinctive shoe choices was more than I was willing to do, though, so I just guessed those.
Worth the money, I think.
It probably would, especially if you can get the knack of using it without resting your arm's weight on it. Or at least that's my guess based on what's minimized wrist issues in my career as an artist, especially after switching to using my Wacom stylus for everything.
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I think that 100%ing Artisans World and all its levels is a good place to put down the Spyro remake for the night.
It's a little thing but I really miss watching the treasure cascade out of one chest and into another between zones. It celebrated MY HOARD, and made me smile at all the shiny things cascading by, which distracted me from the load times. Otherwise I have no complaints so far; it's Spyro, with modern camera controls and at least three orders of magnitude more polygons on everything.
It sure is weird to rescue a crystal-caught dragon and see this lovingly-modelled character, who will never appear ever again in the entire three games, pop up and say "Hey Spyro! Press the JUMP button at the peak of your jump to glide!". Or something else similarly, and blatantly, tutorialesque. That's really gone out of style in the twenty years between the original game and now, and spending a few thousand dollars worth of person-hours on sculpting, painting, and animating each of them highlights that a LOT.
"The Return Of The Obra Dinn" has given me exactly one cue as to what the player character looks like: a few words in a female voice. All other details are lost behind the heavy gloves and coat seen on your hands. This is what I'm imagining.
She is probably looking at yet another mutilated corpse.You look at a lot of corpses in this game.
Return Of The Obra Dinn (spoilers)
The first encounter of chapter IV (which is to say, the last one, chronologically) made me say "Curiouser and curiouser" without a trace of irony. And there is some beautifully realized imagery in the middle of it.
I think I am upgrading Obra Dinn from "best game about being an insurance adjuster" to "best walking simulator full of notes from people who all died under assorted mysterious circumstances related to the plot".
Return Of The Obra Dinn (spoilers)
Damn. Some serious shit sure did go down on the Obra Dinn. Curses, attacks by weed-people riding giant spider crabs, lightning strikes... I wonder if there will be an explanation for exactly why so much doom was called upon this ship?
Best damn game about being an insurance adjuster ever. 10/10, surprisingly creepy.
There's these moments when you've been listening to an audio drama about the last minute of someone's life, and then the screen cuts from title cards to the moment of their death, beautifully composed and rendered in one-bit dithering. And I keep on forgetting for this brief moment that I can move. I just look at it, scouring for clues, like I'm staring at a Mac SE's screen playing some game written in Hypercard. Lucas Pope did a really amazing job of nailing that aesthetic as a series of 3D filters.
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