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Writers Corner / Re: What do you blog about?
« on: October 09, 2022, 04:56:10 pm »
So last time I posted here was in February, and I was still on the fence about launching a blog. I am checking back in to say, I am now the author of one of those diary-like blogs.

Originally it was my plan to just do funny oddball stories from my life as a way to give people a good laugh and maybe understand my personality better. (I hate writing "about mes.")

I basically want to be like, "I can't believe this happened, but this story is too weird to make up."

And that's still my intention, but I've ended up writing about more personal things than I originally planned on, because life ended up being sad, crazy, unbelievable. The stories aren't always funny 100% of the time, but I find it's nice to have a space where I can confidently state, "This is what happened," because when you do that in the real-world, you never know how people will react.

Basically, I feel like I'm leaving artifacts of what it's like to be me.

There is overlap between my private diary and my public blog, but they're certainly distinct. My diary is not nearly as structured, it's handwritten, it's messy. My blog posts are neatly revised. I write them mostly for myself, but I certainly do consider what it may be like for someone to stumble upon them. People are given nicknames, details omitted, etc.

I still ramble, but a solution to rambling without bogging down the main story is sidenotes! I stole the code from Pleurodelinae who in turn stole them from Koos Looijesteijn. I think they're wonderful for any sort of writing on the web.

So to answer Nightdrift's original question: My blog posts, a lot like my diary entries, are done when the whim strikes, but unlike my diary, they are structured and neatened up so that outsiders can probably understand the stories I'm trying to tell.

Greetings and Introductions / Re: ello
« on: October 05, 2022, 02:28:49 am »
Your dissertation sounds so cool. Welcome !  :unite:

Life on the Web / Re: how the Web should look like in my opinion
« on: October 05, 2022, 02:25:50 am »
always remember that a specific site on the internet is not representative of the real world. It attracts people of some certain demographies.

This is such a helpful reminder that even I need, honestly.

Some parts of the internet - which I try to avoid - make the world seem so much more hostile than it really is. But, like everyone else is saying, it's about how you use the web.

Bookmark sites that align with your interests as well as ethics, revisit them often, be cautious when traveling beyond them, avoid doomscrolling (doom surfing?), and know when it's time to log off.


Vilray, I adore him.

He recently uploaded this completely original song. The lyrics are intriguing, the song is an hommage to the classic 30s-40s jazz sound yet still sounds fresh, and the man has a golden voice.

Art & 3D / Re: Why is Big Tech art so soulless??
« on: October 05, 2022, 01:57:19 am »

do you find the alegria art style to be soulless and creepy, or is it just me?

I do, LOL - particularly after this specific "style" was pointed out to me. I see it everywhere now, and it does get tiring.

It makes me think of the font "Papyrus." It's absolutely everywhere, and has been memed a lot. But I wonder, if it was never pointed out to me, if I would even notice it.

I guess most people don't, and people like you and I are disillusioned ;D

In general that feeling of "soul" comes from flaws and honesty, those are not traits that tend to be rewarded in the corporate world or even in mass culture as a whole; but they are at the very heart of web revival sites.

You phrased this so beautifully!

Okay, wow.  !<o Please send photos

Writers Corner / Re: Bookcrossing
« on: October 03, 2022, 10:48:05 pm »
Bookcrossing is such a neat idea, I have an account and everything, but I don't think it would really take off in my area.  :C  It's cool to know people are still trying it though.

Plus, I've started this habit of writing in books that I own. At least when it's a commonly printed book, and I'm enjoying it. So I doubt anyone really wants that. My copy of Emma is basically half-diary at this point.

(Emma is one of my favorite books by the way. The shifts and changes are so intriguing. People find Austen's prose challenging - don't sweat it, if you do - but I hope you do settle in and enjoy it.)

I came across the non-profit Little Free Library the other week. It has a map to help you find any near you.

These things, on the other hand, are very popular here. I love them. Lately, I got a beautiful copy of D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love. I just need time to read.

Whaaat!?!? That sounds amazing!!! >:D

Greetings and Introductions / Re: Nice to meet you all!
« on: April 25, 2022, 07:43:38 pm »
Your site is really stylish btw! I love it!

Thanks so much!

I also love you including zines thru the EZMReader, I was aware of that tool but never thought to embed it in my website.

It's a nice tool, I found out about it through the site Wasteland Imperiatrix. Thanks to that I found out itch.io is a big hub for zines; I had previously thought it was just used to host indie games such as yours!

Showcase & Links / Re: TamagIchi - building tamas together
« on: April 25, 2022, 07:37:54 pm »

I love my Wobble!! :-* :-* :-*

Greetings and Introductions / Re: Nice to meet you all!
« on: April 24, 2022, 12:51:35 am »
Welcome! !<o

I got the bad ending on Chondriatic :C :C

your art for both games looks really pretty. I can't wait to see what you put on your website :D

Greetings and Introductions / Re: Wow, Hi!
« on: April 18, 2022, 11:54:04 pm »
Welcome :) I like your name. LOL

My favorite thing about making stuff on the internet is that all sorts of people who would never be able to see my art otherwise get to find it online! :pc:

That's how I feel about it too. It's so cool!

Art & 3D / Re: Some of my stuff
« on: April 18, 2022, 11:50:05 pm »
I adore your art! I definitely see the 50s comic art influence. I'm simply in love with their facial expressions in the first picture

Showcase & Links / Re: We made a quiz
« on: April 05, 2022, 09:27:13 pm »

Why, thank you :-* <3 <3 <3 !!!

I love this quiz, and the pixel art is soo crispy & pleasing to the eye.

Also, wow! I love you guys' new layout! It's such a nice way of showcasing your art


D'awwww.. I don't think you're off-putting! A bit mysterious, maybe. X>

Art & 3D / Re: Art thread!
« on: April 04, 2022, 04:22:57 pm »
I adore them! :-* Ryz's smile is soooo precious! :dl:

The dollz are very pretty too. Thanks for linking to the bases

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