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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #190 on: June 09, 2013, 09:09:38 am
Sounds like generic crazy fans to me (Matt Smith and Christopher Eccleston have them too, naturally). They were probably serious, but it's easy to play the tough guy on the internet, so I wouldn't be too concerned.

I think Matt Smith is the most 'Doctorish' of the new Doctors. Rather than saying I like him best, I'd be more accurate to say that I object to him least :)
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #191 on: June 09, 2013, 09:37:19 am
Sounds like generic crazy fans to me (Matt Smith and Christopher Eccleston have them too, naturally). They were probably serious, but it's easy to play the tough guy on the internet, so I wouldn't be too concerned.

Am sure they do but I've never encountered ones as nasty as some of Tennant's more 'loyal' fanbase.  I had a strange conversation with one who refused to believe his Doctor was the same man as the previous ones saying something like "no he's not, he could never have been that ugly" and then started verbally abusing me for suggesting otherwise and also rather aggressively referred to Georgia Moffet as a slag and a bitch for having married Tennant and bearing his kid(s?)...  Um, ok.   And this one wasn't on the internet.  It was at the Forbidden Planet shop in Cambridge last summer.  She made quite a scene... I tried to ignore her by making it look like I was now browsing through the nearby comic books but that made her a bit more angry so I quickly just got the hell out of there and towards my bus stop.  Thankfully she wasn't crazy enough to come after me.  It's those fans that worry me.  The ones who are just a little too... yeah...

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I think Matt Smith is the most 'Doctorish' of the new Doctors.

Yeah he certainly does seem like a mixture of several of the 'classic' Doctor in numerous ways.  Smith was inspired by Troughton when trying to decide how to play the part but has shown elements of several of the others too.  I'm very sad he's leaving.  I wanted to fulfil my childhood ambition of playing a Doctor Who monster while he was still in it.  Oh well.   I'd still like to do that though.  Getting paid to put on monster make up and go "graaaah" at people.  Sounds like an ideal job to me.  ;D


ugh my game is doing my head in now.  Design changes that not sure if a good idea or bad idea...
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #192 on: June 14, 2013, 06:35:15 am
Hey guys, there's this film critic who made a really good article about the way we consume art, and I personally found it very revelatory, made me see how I estrange myself from the world at large...and I just wanted to share it

http://badassdigest.com/2013/06/05/film-crit-hulk-smash-hulk-vs.-spoilers-and-the-4-levels-of-how-we-consume-a/

it might seem a bit elitistic at the start, but what he establishes at the beggining he reveals not to be types of people but states of mind later on, meaning one person could have them all.

Just read it guys...I wonder if anyone will feel about it like I do, specially with this being a community so focused on creating and commenting on art.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #193 on: June 15, 2013, 09:13:34 am
yay for more efficient tiling!

Needed to redo the cloud tiles in my game.  The old ones in the newer smaller tile size ended up being about 70 tiles just for a couple of clouds with hardly much variation at all and ended up seeing the same clouds over and over.   Redid them last night.  They're now about 30 tiles that are designed to be mixed and matched so can make all sorts of shapes and sizes of clouds (even gigantic cloud cover) with far less repetition and generally look nicer than the old ones.   Think I'm learning a lot working within these 'limitations'. 

Old cloud tiles at top, new ones at bottom.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #194 on: June 15, 2013, 01:37:40 pm
Hey guys, there's this film critic who made a really good article about the way we consume art, and I personally found it very revelatory, made me see how I estrange myself from the world at large...and I just wanted to share it

http://badassdigest.com/2013/06/05/film-crit-hulk-smash-hulk-vs.-spoilers-and-the-4-levels-of-how-we-consume-a/

it might seem a bit elitistic at the start, but what he establishes at the beggining he reveals not to be types of people but states of mind later on, meaning one person could have them all.

Just read it guys...I wonder if anyone will feel about it like I do, specially with this being a community so focused on creating and commenting on art.

Very interesting stuff..
I'm definitely a bit of every level, but I try to be lvl 1 where I don't criticize and just immerse myself without any distance..
For games I tend to fall into group 4 if the game focuses on gameplay.

I recently played Bioshock Infinite and thought, wow, this world looks so fantastic and alive, why can't I immerse myself in it like when I played Oblivion for the first time..
There was just this constant distance, which might be because I wasn't too fond of the gameplay and everything felt rather linear.. 

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #195 on: June 15, 2013, 10:55:21 pm
Carnivac, I'd really like to see the new clouds tilemap if you don't care to post it.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #196 on: June 16, 2013, 02:50:11 am
Carnivac: I second Mathias there, that's really interesting...specially because I suck at tiling so it all still looks like magic to me, totally mystified. de-mistify away! damn...I feel nostalgic using that word =)

Seiseki: really interesting! yeah I think we all have some of everything...I'm a bit surprised you didnt comment on Hulk's format :p forgot to mention that he writes IN ALL CAPS. and uses HULK instead of I.

I try to keep myself vulnerable too, I find that I often cry in movies. The weird thing is that I can cry and then realize I was manipulated, I E I can tell the thematic intention in the work was dishonest yet I still am affected emotionally. Which makes me that much more angry about dishonest pieces of art because they still get to me.

But when I am critical of something I stay away from people who dont have that critical eye of things. The article made me think about how isolated I am by that sometimes, trying to hear only from people who have almost the same point of view as I.

Funny that you mention Infinite, havent played it but extra credits ( game critics that have a similar perspective to Hulk ) have a good recent episode on that very topic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU_AG5MXohs
I wonder if it applies to you :p

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #197 on: June 16, 2013, 03:54:27 am
Conceit: That video is spot on, I thought about two of those things. First the looting, I always try to act in character, so I ignored most of the stuff that was lying around everywhere.
And then there's the violence, it broke the entire atmosphere of the game and became too much..

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #198 on: June 16, 2013, 07:06:06 am
Carnivac, I'd really like to see the new clouds tilemap if you don't care to post it.

Carnivac: I second Mathias there, that's really interesting...specially because I suck at tiling so it all still looks like magic to me, totally mystified. de-mistify away! damn...I feel nostalgic using that word =)

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These be the initial batch of level tiles (haven't added the castle or other sets to the sheet yet as they aren't developed enough).    The cloud tiles take up most of the second row from the bottom.  If you can set an overlay grid in your graphics program the size be 4x8. 
Here be a new screenshot of the 4x8 tiles finally put in the game (and some other changes like the status bar revamped and integrated with the frame better, and the new bigger screen size).  Linking rather than posting direct in message cos I feel I been cluttering this thread up a bit with my stuff.
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/167/7/c/c_p_c__15th_june_by_carnivius-d695lu9.png
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #199 on: June 16, 2013, 12:02:31 pm
That looks really nice overall. One crit I have is that mountains do not generally look like that. The shape of your mountains are very naive (for lack of a better word) and look like pyramids more than anything.

You got such nice and organic clouds, perhaps you can put some more work into making your mountain tiles more modular as well. Also I would make some tiles which would allow for overlapping clouds and mountains, both clouds going infront and behind them. This would add a lot of depth to your backdrops.

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.
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