[OOC/Art] Art Fight

Though I haven’t posted it here, I’ve been busy the last few days drawing character sheets for a site called Art Fight.

During the month of July, the players are divided into two teams and “attack” each other by drawing pictures of their characters. It seems like a really fun way to challenge myself, and get some art of my characters in return! It’s also really addicting to go through and look at all of the neat and creative characters that people have.

If you want to sign up, I’m DancingHare, you can add me if you like!

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[OOC] It’s Art Season!

Summer is when I have time to work on all of my various art projects. I have a lot this year, realistically I know I won’t get to all of them but I like having lots of stuff to swap between so I don’t get bored.

I probably won’t be writing every day, though I’ll still be doing the weekly character story at the very least.

Fleece bears – Simple non-jointed bears that I can put into my shop.

Paperclay plush – Plush with paperclay head and paws, I have some plastic skeletons so they are poseable.

Custom POPs – I have two bases, but I haven’t decided yet what I want to do with them.

Reborn dolls – I have two doll kits ordered. I’d like to experiment with sculpting and air-dry paints with one of them, so I can do more fantasy babies. There’s a shortage of them!

Canvas – I have a few canvases and I’d like to try doing some paintings, maybe follow a Bob Ross episode because there were a couple I really liked.

Digital art – I want to keep drawing more of my Ice dragons, I have a lot that need art!

[OOC] BfA Screenshots Should Be Here

But they’re not, because I realized I haven’t logged into alpha in a month.

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[Screenshots] BfA Alpha Screenshots

Behind a cut for spoilers. (Though really, I don’t think there’s anything spoilery in here.)

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[OOC] Uh, well…

That’s awkward. Especially after the scathing survey I filled out a couple months back.

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But I mean, I really can’t resist checking it out without the $59.95 price tag, so I’ll at least go look at the zones and scratch any curiosity itch I might have had. But I’m not doing any dungeons. And I’m still not buying it, sorry guys.

Any BfA Alpha posts will be tagged as “alpha” and behind spoiler cuts, in case anyone doesn’t want to see them.

 

[OOC] Toofache

I have an extremely painful toothache (with accompanying infection) so for the past couple of days I have not been able to do anything other than lie in bed. Over the counter pain relievers aren’t working any more, and my prescription one hasn’t been filled yet. Hopefully it will this evening, and I’ll feel better tomorrow and can write again then.

[OOC/Screenshots] The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

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Javier explains puberty to Clementine.

I was able to finish this today, and a lot of my thoughts are spoilery, so I’ll put them behind a cut.

I had a lot of issues with the controls, as I mentioned in my other post — the WASD keys do not work as arrows in this one. But once I figured that out, I was ready with my fingers near the arrow keys. Also, I managed to solve my floating mouse issue by lowering the graphics, which is why my screenshots look so terrible, haha. But hey, on the plus side, lower graphics does make it look more like a comic book!

The main character of ANF is Javier, and the story focuses on him and his family. The story is much more about the struggles within it than it is about the external threat of the zombies. While I don’t think this is inherently a bad idea — it would be too repetitive if all the games had similar stories — I’m not sure it makes for as good of a game. I never felt that pressing sense of danger and hopelessness that I did in the other two. I started the last part of Season One with so much dread — I never felt anything close to that here.

I also really had difficulty caring about two of the main characters. While I had some investment in Javier, all I really cared about seeing was Clementine and whether she’d accomplish her goal.

Spoilery stuff after the cut:

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