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General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014
« on: June 16, 2013, 04:08:51 pm »
Also, I think at this point it would not hurt to make an own thread for this, instead of posting pixelart related stuff in the OOTT.

I'd rather not to be honest.  If it's a problem I just won't post them here in the future.

Why not the pixel doodles thread?

General Discussion / Re: Selling T-Shirt designs?
« on: May 06, 2013, 07:13:59 pm »
I have heard good things about Society6. They actually list the profits for sellers in the Seller's Guide. Found a pretty comprehensive review as well.

Another service I'm aware of is Skreened, although I haven't actually heard feedback about them. But certainly an option to look into. Seller info here.

General Discussion / Re: Game Developement
« on: April 17, 2013, 04:49:05 pm »
Surprised not to see our own AdamAtomic's Flixel for Flash game dev.

General Discussion / Re: Big boobed characters in video games
« on: January 20, 2013, 03:28:48 am »
As the site points out, people who are privileged (I actually don't like that word, tumblr social justice retards have ruined it for me. But I shall use it.)

It is definitely a problem when people callously belittle others in places like Tumblr under the guise of "social justice." It gives a bad name to a good cause. That said, "privilege" is the academic language and the most convenient one to describe a thing that exists. I think the best way to cancel out poor use of the word is to use it properly and in informed discussion. So thank you for continuing to use it despite its bad reputation.

And yeah I am really glad that Helm and others are standing up on this issue.

As helm points out, as privileged males we can only have a privileged male conversation.
But I don't want to see the world in black and white like this. Maybe I'm just naive.

I'm not sure if I'm getting your message here—and please let me know if I'm wrong—but I think you're saying that it seems somewhat hopeless or worthless to have this conversation, as a privileged male. I think that's definitely not true.
Again I'm really just repeating the article here, but once you have accepted your own privilege, you actually can make a big difference by drawing attention to issues within your own peer group. I think that's what Helm and others have been doing quite successfully in this thread. Remember that as a privileged person, you are automatically given a voice that those without privilege are not. If you can help call others in your peer group on bad behavior—whether that might be game developers or members of an internet message board—you are helping. (And to repeat myself from my reply to Ymedron: you have to be careful that you are not using it as a way to get power over people by belittling them, but instead trying to introduce people to ideas that they may not have been exposed to previously.)

General Discussion / Re: Big boobed characters in video games
« on: January 20, 2013, 12:23:24 am »
Let me just say, I am very glad this conversation is taking place here. I don't wish to contribute much at the moment, but here is a link about privilege that some here might find useful:
The nice thing about this is that it addresses individually a lot of the common misunderstandings about these topics (privilege, feminism, gender, power, etc.) in an easily-navigable way.

As an example:

Also, reading the feminism 101 article. I think that an approach that talks about mens inherent privilege and subsequent responsibility won't get a very positive response from the privileged white males whom the blame is being placed upon. Nothing in this situation is fair, no one choses to be born into a certain gender there's no way to get rid of this privilege.

A quote from the article that addresses this exact point:
You Aren’t Bad for Having Privilege
You don’t have any control over the privilege you were given, and we get that. It’s important for you to get that, and get that we aren’t saying that, and then realize what that means when combined with your privilege to pretend that you aren’t privileged. Confused? Simply put: you aren’t bad for having privilege, but not being able to give up your privilege is not a ‘get out of jail free’ card for bad behaviour. So, what, then, to do about it? Well, finding a balance between accepting your privilege and fighting against it is not easy. I still struggle with it on a daily basis. But, one way to start is to listen to and take feedback from non-privileged groups. They are a good judge of how your actions come across to them. Not everyone’s opinions will be the same, but eventually you’ll come out with some semblance of balance that works for you and those around you.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: December 10, 2012, 03:52:39 am »
I'm just north enough to have been raised in a different environment (Northern Virginia, the Land of the Politically Hypercorrect, Rich and Insensitive, Overly Self-Centered Democrats -- or so it seems.)

Oh hi, I'm also from NoVA.

Re: alcohol, having a bit of it with friends is plenty of fun. As with anything, going overboard with it is not going to be a good idea.

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: December 06, 2012, 02:24:06 am »
Excited to see the new game collaboration between AdamAtomic and Keita Takahashi as part of the LA Game Space project!

Challenges & Activities / Re: Possible activity discussion.
« on: December 20, 2011, 01:32:24 am »
Working for me, thanks for adding it! Perhaps it's this issue:

Looks like a problem in the Windows implementation of Webkit.

Challenges & Activities / Re: Possible activity discussion.
« on: December 19, 2011, 02:39:17 am »
Amazing work surt! I love this tool. I'm getting good results (and similar to yours, Atnas) with 100% horizontal reflection and falloff set to "cosine".

btw, have you considered using sliders (html5: input type="range") for the probabilities? just so that there isn't as much typing numbers.

EDIT: Also, for Chrome, you might want to use add the new CSS property "image-rendering: -webkit-optimize-contrast;".

General Discussion / Re: Official Off-Topic Thread
« on: April 12, 2011, 11:55:35 pm »
I am fairly sure my boss is going to e-mail me later today that I will not get paid for my work. Once again. Even though I had a proper contract this time too.

Then why not take legal action? Isn't that what the contract is there for?

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