Status Updates posted by PhoenixSoul
Watching them hold Oscar as they gave him the injection...
This has hit me hard. I love my little puggie...and the fact that he was acting like he usually does when being held or picked up made it that much harder on me.....
I honestly thought I'd have a few if not several replies.....
Just goes to show how dead these forums are, but I know I'd get mocked on RMW.
"Hello, bridge. How high above the highway below are you? Oh, thirty feet? I think that'll be sufficient..."
Well...I'll go into full details in my blog post, but right now I am feeling quite sad...
♫Please tell me, please tell me why....♫
♫My car is in the front yard...And I'm...♫
♫Sleeping with my clothes on...♫
♫I came in through the window...♫
Always, Sometimes Monsters is one of those games that is more of an interactive story where every decision invokes some form of a domino effect.
It is somewhat unpolished but a good game all the same, and one I'd recommend.
Would it surprise any of you to learn that I love games like Armored Core?
As far as gamedev goes, I'm working on poses. it's something I should of already done, but I wouldn't of had a demo release if I did, because I probably would of had forty-plus pose sets for each character, when I only intend to have about eight of them, with only some characters using all eight pose sets.
"What are the pose sets for?"
Mostly the NSFW/Kink-related stuffs, but I intend to have a sleeping/napping pose set.
Pose sets require that I do a lot of pixel editing. Lots, and lots. I'm one person; this is hard as is, plus I have so much else going on at any given time.....
I could of made this a blog, but only one person reads those...#LMAO
I don't run into many that play Armored Core unless across a group on social media, so yes. A tad surprising in one respect.
Just how many characters are you doing this for or are you doing bases to make it easier? 40 is...a hefty load of time to set aside and get done. Making good sprites isn't fast in the first place, so a project indeed. These personal use, resources or for what you're working on?
No, most characters, which would be a total of over twenty.
Of course, I'm nowhere near finished with the first set. I'm still trying to figure out how to make the poses.
It's really hard without any sort of references other than what I'm imagining.
For my game project. If I could actually setup a way to make money on itch.io, I'd also be selling some of these as resource packs. I don't currently have that option, and I may never have that option.
I wanna make this clear to all.
Anarchy is not, I repeat, NOT RIOTING AND LOOTING.
Anyone who believes that chaos and Anarchism go hand in hand, either educate yourself on the matter, or get wrecked.
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Except, am I? Or is it that I care too damn much and want to also see the suffering of everyone else end?
Yeah, I know. Easier said than done to just turn off all physical senses.
Except you don't actually have a plan for that do you? You say you care too much. That you want to see the suffering of everyone else end. Yet you always always without fail frame it as if there is some source of evil that you can defeat that will solve everyone's problems. To be fair, I do talk about Yaldabaoth a lot, but that's more of a personal battle. And an excuse to make fun of the whole idea. Everyone has to defeat Yaldabaoth themselves. They have to find their own truth. There is no knight in shining armor that can save everyone. Everyone has to save themselves.
If you want to help ease people's suffering, you can go out and do that. But you can't save everyone. But I wonder... Is that even really what you are trying to do? It seems to me like what you end up doing is making an enemy to attack inside your head. Doesn't matter what they actually did or even if they actually are real outside your head or not at all. Any enemy will do. Because you aren't fighting them. You just need them to 'stand up to'. You just need a banner. And while you go off chasing that enemy, no one actually gets any help. Least of all yourself.
I'm more wondering if the source of misconduct/evil is a number of different things.
I want to see it end, I do. However that comes about, is how it comes about. I'm no damn hero; I don't pretend to be and don't want to be. You once said that 'everyone is the hero of their story', and I say, pleh to that!
There's no correct way to phrase that, but the best way is 'each person is the main character of their story'.
I'm no 'knight in shining armor'/Spider-Man/Wonder Woman; I feel just as badly for them because they throw their own lives under the bus for the purpose of aiding others. I said I want to see the suffering end, and I'd be more than okay with such being from any form of mass-extinction event, as much as I would be with society finally pulling their heads out of their arses and getting rid of government.
I'm not chasing any foe, I'm seeking answers.
♫They call me 'The Seeker'; I've been searchin' low and hiiiiiiigh!♫
You know, in the RTP icons for VX Ace, there's these set of eight color/hue buttons/badges/whatever (not sure what these actually are to be honest), each of them encircled by a gold ring. When looked at in a certain way, they look a bit like paint/makeup palettes (i.e. eyeshadow or lipcolor).
Nothing really important, just a thought train.
Anyone ever play the LoZlike game on Mega Drive called Ragnacenty, or in NA, Crusaders of Centy?
It's really good, I find.
I know of 'Crusaders of Centy', but I don't think I have played it, or at least not that much. I never really got in to many megadrive/genesis games. About the only megadrive/genesis action/adventure/rpg I think ever played that much of was Byond Oasis, but that was ages ago and I can't remember too many details.
Beyond Oasis was the game that got published en mass whilst Ragnacenty had a relatively large following in Japan at the time. I watched the Gaming Historian's video on the game and remembered seeing the game one time and never getting to play it, though I wanted to.
Yeah; I'm a novice at RGSS.
I admit it. I've admitted it before.
But bashing my creativity over it is one really quick and sure way to enrage me.
Sure, I could just write a gamebook using Quest. Probably would be quicker. Maybe I should of done that first, but I did not.
I'll never be like one of those top-of-the-line devs, and I truly don't give a damn. I care more about making something worthwhile, something potentially relatable, and thus, from time to time, I ask for aid when I can't wrap my head around something. I'll admit that I ask when I'm at my wits' end maybe far too often, but I can't control when that happens either...
I always do what I can for others as I am able. I always thought that to be more than enough in any aspect. Maybe it is, for a society not focused on what the government and MSM says...who knows.
I know one thing for certain.
My ineptitude probably cost me a lot.......
You know how in Looseleaf, there's height differences between the two sprite types?
That's really stupid. Makes me wanna shrink the taller one.....lolz
What were you thinking, Mack?
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I've had those issue more than a few times. At this point I'm just completely designing my own clothes/body types for my characters (I have some very muscular characters in my game...) while keeping the looseleaf base but it is a lot of work so I wish there were male and female variations of clothing and body types in the default generator.
Btw, do you two use Game Character Hub or the old online generator? I haven't been able to find the latter since geocities was taken down, is it still up? GCH is better regardless but I still miss the old online looseleaf generator for nostalgia reasons lol
The old looseleaf generator is somewhere, likely archived. I've used it before.
GCH is far more stable.
Ignore the spoiler. In another project where I had copied several scripts from Ramsey over (mainly to keep from being completely depressed), I found that one of those scripts had odd anomalies in that I had (long ago) tried to implement something, and it didn't work as intended. So, I decided to disable that, and that was it, or so I thought...
Bubblewand, I love your Rename Anything script, but because renaming elements isn't possible, and it was easy to leave certain parts without defined functions, it completely BORKED SAVING GAME PROGRESS. GRRR... Sorry, @Kayzee, dearest love...
tl;dfr Saving FIXED.
So, because Ramsey is no longer able to save game progress, looks like that's yet another failed project...
I'm past the 'DAMMIT!!' stage already. Looks like this is goodbye, Ramsey. If I have to deal with anymore failures, I'll be saying goodbye to gamedev, and maybe everything else.
I said that I would need new hardware soon just the other day...
Soon is no more; I need new hardware...
No, I'm not being dramatic; I am typing all this by using the mouse because I NO LONGER HAVE A WORKING KEYBOARD!!!!!!!!
ENOUGH WITH ALL THE ANTI-KARMA!! QUIT CHEATING ME DAMMIT!!
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yes, I prefer the standard 104 key type keyboard. My most expensive one is $60 CAD. Has issues typing. if you don't press the keys firmly then it missed keys. Another is light so it slides around on my glass desk. So I keep getting new ones to find the best fit. Trouble is that makes it expensive.
You know something that makes me feel kinda guilty? I just got a new laptop keyboard the other day because my currant one has some problems (some keys are sticky and don't work right half the time, and the down arrow key is entirely missing). Though the jokes on me because I need to take apart my laptop to install it and I forgot that I have no idea where any of my screwdrivers are. >w<
I know I'm going to need new hardware very soon, and right now, I've no means to procure such unless I go online. I haven't the means to do that either.
So, this is me asking for assistance in that regard.
I have to get a debit card I can use as an anonymous payment form, since the requirement of an ID is both immoral and not something I can supply anyway. If I can do that, I can actually do stuff like actually use itch.io as a platform for extra money (Ramsey will still be free but mayhaps I could sell asset packs and/or DLC for a small fee).
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Okay, I speak of reloadable debit cards and yes there are some that don't require any form of identification to use.
Of course, those come with fees and some even have usage/lack-of-usage fees, but I'm trying to get somewhere with this...
If I had my own debit card, I could do a lot more...since physical currency is soon to go the way of the dodo...
People have been saying cash is going away for untold decades, and yet it never does. Nor will it any time soon I bet. Credit/debit cards can be useful for many things, but they also are part of this a being complicated system that sometimes just doesn't work. The utility of being able to just actually have physical money that you can just physically hand people without all the hassle of dealing with that system is too much for people to just get rid of.
We agree on that, though, I can't hand physical currency to Steam, now can I?
(okay yes, there are Steam Wallet Cards but I can't hand a physical $20 bill through my damn monitor LMAO)
If I wanna buy something off of BLAMAZON, physical currency is a no-go, same with eBarf, and so on.
I'm doing my best.
I have too much on my shoulders.
I'm probably too kind for my own good.
I love my dog but he's so needy...
I deal with unrealistic expectations daily.
I have no one to talk to.
I have no allies.
I am alone here.
Online, people may care, but once I go offline, yeah, there's not much comfort there at all...
I know I care, and care too much.
Is it too much to ask that someone else shoulder some of this crap?
I don't quite get the hubbub over April 12; Ostara was last month.
Anyway, I really hope to have v.0.2 out in the nearer future, but I have so much that is stressing me out, that my creative energy is almost non-existent, and that is not helping, at all. It also doesn't help that people are calling me a lot of hateful things, such as 'conspiracy theorist' or 'lazy (add hateful vulgarity here)', or '#CoViDiOt', or what-the-f*ck-ever.
I know, sticks and stones, right? Yeah, well, whomever coined that phrase, I oughtta slap them.
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I believe in music, mostly.
Music is interesting isn't it? It's like a whole different world of expression and emotion. No matter how bad things get, music is always music. One can hum a little tune and get caught up in it in a way that just makes everything else not matter for a little while.
♫Uh, ring around the rosie, hopscotch, Monopoly, red light, green light, GI Joes and Barbies...♫
♫Hide and seek, kick the can, cowboys and indians, wiffle ball, paperpal, hacky sack and hangman!♫
♫Do you wanna play...with me?♫
Don't mind if I do...
(FoUr HoUrS lAtEr)
...I took too much; I wasn't told how potent it was! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
I'm still buzzed from that brownie, and let this be a lesson to everyone wanting to try it. TAKE SMALL BITES. #LessonLearned
I'm still having issues with Always, Sometimes Monsters tileset.
I dunno what to do at this point, and I'm so spread thin that any creative energy I get is wasted the moment I try to do anything with my current project.
I'm a wreck. I feel the pangs of angst, fear and loathing, and I am sick of the garbage. Just, take me home...I don't wanna be here anymore...
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Since I had to manually set that data (and for some tiles I actually wasn't sure at first how to set the data because I wasn't even sure what the fuck I was looking at lolz), I knew there would be mistakes made aplenty...
But yeah; it does not show that graphic everywhere; if it did, that would of actually been quite helpful.
It's probobly a good idea to actually start making maps using the tiles first to see how they fit together and setting the tile's data based on that. Even so, remember it's your tileset data used for your game, so it's not really a mistake if your tileset data ends up being very different from the one in the original game or you use tiles in different ways. I don' think you really have to spend a lot of time guessing what a tile is for if you have no clue, just use it as whatever you want to use it as.
...I don't think you really have to spend a lot of time guessing what a tile is for if you have no clue, just use it as whatever you want to use it as.
I agree, but one issue I have is that if I can't even guess at what it could possibly be, making up what it is in my mind is not something I find comfortable doing. I mean, I'm not looking at inkblots here, lolz
It's probably a good idea to actually start making maps using the tiles first to see how they fit together...
Actually, that's what I usually do. Though, there are times when I'd rather get the underlying data done first, and that is usually the case when I have a lot of data to sort through (i.e. this tileset).
...Even so, remember it's your tileset data used for your game, so it's not really a mistake if your tileset data ends up being very different from the one in the original game or you use tiles in different ways...
I haven't played the source game, so I don't even know if the tilesets are arranged in remotely the same manner or not. That said, I'd presume they're very likely to not be. I also don't even know if the source game uses VX Ace as the engine base, or if it's some other engine.
Well, I accomplished a small thing today; I finished off the button icons so now when one chooses to have the button presses represented by their preference, it will actually look the part.
Yes, some of the button icons are edits/direct grabs from Avery's stash, but I made the PSX face and dpad icons as well as the XBOX dpad icons myself. The dpad press color is the same as Ramsey's preferred lipstick hue.
I'm glad I was able to grab the expanded Icon set as made by Avery and heavily edited by NPC, before this happened to it...
If anyone was hoping to grab these, sorry...
(be more than willing to share because said artist's ToU expired the moment they went inactive - Rules of Fair Use, page 117)
I probably have way too many cameos in my game, but it's an excuse to allow myself to flow more creatively, once the energy returns...
As for project progress, v.0.2 is going to have all the cutscenes evented instead of being one large wall of text. Of course, there's still much to do as far as art edits are concerned (will likely split ASM into an outdoor and an indoor tile set so I have room for adding decor that I would want for both sets), and of course, still waiting on any progress update of any kind on that one thing...
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Maybe you should run the joke idea by me...
I don't really have a joke idea, I just thought "Hey, she said ASM, that's like Assembly Language! I should make a joke about it!" then I was like "Okay me, so how are you going to actually use that to make a funny joke?" and I was like ".... I got nothing!" and then I was like "Too sleepy now anyway, so just write you were too lazy to make the joke. That way people still think you are clever enough to make a joke even if you didn't!" and I agreed!
(Always, Sometimes Monsters)
None. I'm completely drained as far as creative drive goes, and the reasons why are numerous, but the top three are...
Burden of Taskmaster Forced onto me and I cannot adapt fast enough
Waiting for any update on the game art that was promised
(Well, there's a fourth that ties with the previous one and coincides with the first)
Stay-At-Home/Lockdown Orders - I swore a #NonComplianceOath to this sort of crap a while ago (more like long ago in reference to any sort of martial law), but my hopes were that it would never trickle down this far into the sticks...looks like I was wrong; it goes in place this WEDNESDAY and I cannot wait to make it known I have no reason to comply because me being out and about is not harming anyone, PERIOD and no one can change my mind, GOT IT!?!??!!!?
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Wishing for everyone rather than oneself, is a selfless wish.
DuckDuckGo is good.
I speak of the next civil war between the public and the government. It hasn't begun, but some people are already prepared for it.
I don't have any of those 'home assistant' devices; what a load of crap.
"Hey, Siri. Hey, Siri! Siri?" ... -_- No thank you.
Wishing for everyone is only selfless if you yourself are not included in the wish. :P
The actual public is rarely involved in 'civil wars' ya know. Civil wars are more likely fought between two different parts of the government instead. :3
I released Ramsey v.0.1.5 today.