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About Aletheos

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  • Birthday 09/18/1984

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    Stuck in the twilight between art and code
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    Kerbal Space Program. Making things. Spending more time than what is healthy watching youtube.

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    Jack of All Trades
  1. Began @ PSQ, Falun on the 21st of August. It's hard work, but I will persevere!

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    Let's Get To Know Each Other~

    Free-running(Parkour). I would love the feeling of freedom of movement where ever I am, and I'd love to be that athletic. In reality, it's the opposite of what I'm like right now. I can't even do a single push-up. I want to answer that last one as well, and I mentioned this earlier. The sonic mover from the movie Returner: A small device worn on the wrist that when activated speeds up your movement 20-fold and consequently slows everything else down(from your own perspective). (Or, you know, literally ANY time machine from whatever franchise.) This might be cheating, I don't know... or at least extremely meta: If you could get a truthful and accurate answer to any question, what question would that be?
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    Let's Get To Know Each Other~

    A woodchuck would in fact chuck no amount of wood, since woodchucks have a biologically determined hatred for alliteration and very low tolerance for sarcasm. But what is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
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    Let's Get To Know Each Other~

    Ok, so we're breaking with the format somewhat, but I've prepared myself for this one for some time now. Here we go: Step 1 On the day the machine was first unveiled to the world, I broke through security and stole it right off the stage. First jump, 50 years into the future. Here I gathered tech to protect myself from the dangers of the past and enough computer power that I could effectively bring the internet with me wherever I go. Step 2 I went back through my own life, with the intent of undoing mistakes and repairing relationships. First a month or two. Confess your feelings to that girl. Don't let the opportunity slip by. Then, a year or so. Succeed on the MCSD using knowledge from my future. Then, another few years. Slap myself in the face and tell me to get my marriage back in shape, and maybe actually use that platinum gym-card for something? Then it's off to... Step 3 Exploring the past, like the doctor. In fact, you know what? I might just end up being the real inspiration for the show. I stepped back longer and longer every time. A year here, a decade there, then a few centuries. Adventuring, kicking ass, saving civilizations, maybe ruling a few. Then it's off to the grandest adventure of all time. Step 4 Find out what's on the other side of the Big Bang. ...It gets a bit fuzzy at this point. ...would there be a reason not to do so? Naturally, since there are no known mechanisms by which causality could somehow bend backwards through time. ie. Every movie depicting someone fading out of existence is violating the first and second(and third?) law of thermodynamics. We therefore can only really accept the multiple worlds hypothesis. So, no. No reason at all. This world you leave behind, and there are a potential infinity of others, so. We'll be fine. You can have your universe. I'm sure it'll be fine too... mostly. Will you bend the knee to Daenerys Targaryen, our rightful queen of Westeros?
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    Let's Get To Know Each Other~

    The ability to snap my fingers and project realization into people's minds. Not my own subjective viewpoint, but actual profound realization. I think it would make the world a better place, if more people thought deeper about... well, everything really. No clue how it would work, though. I'd take time travel as a close second, or at least the sonic mover from Returner. But that's more super gadgets than super powers. Speaking of which... if you could time travel, when would you go, and why? Edit: No. I do not believe in fairies. And, no. I will not clap my hands. Does that mean you're going to die now?
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    Let's Get To Know Each Other~

    Blender, hands down. It can do 3D-modelling, 2D/3D-animation, coding, video editing(and similarly sound, I suppose, but that's very limited). About the only thing It's lacking, and I may be mistaken about this, is decent 2D-layers. For that I still prefer GIMP. But the two in combination is about the greatest thing I know. Throw in BFXR for sound effects and you have, in my opinion, the ultimate free art/code/game-design package. But I'm biased, and stuck in my ways. SAI probably is better than GIMP, but I could never get into it. But I wanna know... Daenerys "Stormborn" Targaryen or Jon "Snow" Stark-Targaryen for the Iron throne? And/or... Do you have a really unpopular pick for favorite character from a popular franchise? Who? Why?
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    Let's Get To Know Each Other~

    I only played the worst guitar hero, the third one(Legends of Rock), for the Nintendo Wii. I liked it. But it wasn't until many years later I realized it was a total rip-off; That the experience other players had was completely different, with their own downloaded(or uploaded) music and what not. And apparently, the song lists for the earlier games were much better. Favorite song: Even Flow - Pearl Jam. What is your favorite Dungeons & Dragons class and race? (3.5e, 4th, 5th, any editions and home-brews allowed. Motivate your answer with at least two sentences.)
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    Let's Get To Know Each Other~

    Arts and crafts and/or programming, depending on which school we're talking about. I also enjoyed English; It was always one of my stronger subjects. My least favorite was always PE, and now my body reflects that disdain... speaking of nothing... I could really go for a pizza right now... Well, let's bring it back to game design with another double question: What do you think of Extra Credits' youtube-series on game design, specifically the Making Your First Game-videos? And, if you haven't watched them, or don't care: How do you get out of a funk where you don't feel motivated to work, or what do you do when you feel like you're not good enough? Oh, no... did I break the rules, posting twice in a day?
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    Let's Get To Know Each Other~

    I've never done any sort of extreme sporting, and I probably wouldn't. Too fearful of dying. But I'd still like to go to space. Speaking of... if you could take the first ship Elon Musk sends to Mars, would you? And if so, who or what would you bring with you?
  10. Got to hang out with some cool people today. Game dev pub evening @ Rex, Umeå

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    A Script For Stealth Moments?

    Yeah, that makes sense. You need RPGMaker VX for that.
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    A Script For Stealth Moments?

    I made this precise thing for VX in a Common Event, but I'd gladly take on the challenge of writing it as a script for Ace. Sorry, it's taking longer than I had hoped and then there's ...you know... life happening too, so. It's coming. I just don't know when. In the mean time, I'll link to this old thing again in case you can use any of it. pi-vision, the pseudo-evented stealth-engine
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    I think I left university

    The title of this thread intrigued me. I didn't know not going to university was a thing one could be unsure if one was doing or not. My roommate ensures me that this is indeed a thing. My personal policy on education is this. Do what you want to do, and use the resources available to you to do it. If you get books, or access to a quiet space for studying(if that's the sort of thing you need), or access to professors with years of experience, use them while they're there. When I was studying for an MCSD I constantly ran into the issue of whether I should learn programming by actually programming, or if I should focus on studying for the test so I could get the certification. I ended up splitting my time between the two, and as a result I've learned less programming than I could have had I focused on my own projects and I didn't get the MCSD.
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    Indie in a Week 5!

    That's another thing. And my roommate complained about this. Because each piece is two tiles (they're supposed to look 3D) their actual position on the board can be hard to tell. You see, the game ends when a player has no more possible moves, but you haven't blocked all of Marble's moves yet. The top row is still available, it just doesn't look like it because it's covered up by the top tiles of the pieces on the row below. ,_, It is a very confusing game, I must admit. That's both events and a script, actually. The capture mechanics is a method in the Gameboard class, but it's called from an event.
  15. If I wanted to have a progression of a value that triggered only one conditional branch at a time, I'd nest them like so: if (some value > high number (or, indeed ==)) then Thing the third happens. else --if (some value > medium number (or, indeed ==)) then --Thing the second happens. --else ----if(some value > low number (or, indeed ==)) then ----Thing the first happens. Was that relevant? I can't even tell. I hope it helped.