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Pet Peeves For Patreon

I just noticed a highly aggravating thing about Patreon. Ever noticed how when you start typing a long comment, and reach a certain length, the visible area keeps jumping up above the area where you're writing? That's pretty aggravating.

Even more aggravating, though, is how if you accidentally delete your comment whilst in the process of writing said comment... you can't get it back! CTRL + Z won't do a thing.

It is however possible that, in conjunction with the grievance above, this only happens if you've actually typed up a comment longer than the allowed comment length, which you wouldn't have been able to post had you finished it and tried to, and if you ever tried to copy and paste such a comment into the comment area it just wouldn't work, or get cut off. Which leads me to my next grievance: that you can type more than the allowed comment length into the comments box.

That's just asking for trouble.

Either way this is all really pretty aggravating. Reminds me of the old days with Word and no auto-save. Little limitations of not-that-far-away days we forget quick in the haze of technical improvement

I rewrote the comment, but of course it didn't turn out quite that long the second time around. So that's that. Write on.

Happy Pixel Day!

Happy Pixel Day!

I think this might be the first time I post about this event here at CDB.

It's an NG exclusive thing, but I'm going all out this year so why not go all the way here, too. The last few years I've barely managed to post leftover pixel art, but this year I made a post here about this game, and this art, from that game. Hopefully I've linked around to the different bits of content via the different bits of content enough at this point. :) It was a fun thing to make though, the little I contributed.

Happy Pixel Day y'all! Have fun. Play a game or something.

New Feature! Trade Arcade

Trade Arcade

My first feature of the year just dropped today. :) Finna be doing more of these I hope, but this one's been a long time coming! Check it out!

It's Yet Another Sunday...

...and it's been yet another good week!

Been working like a mofo mostly. Went to an exclusive early screening for Wreck-It Ralph 2 on Wednesday (review coming up as soon as I catch up with those - posted another twelve this week), to a fancy restaurant on Monday (Borgmästarn), played some GTA VC on Android every night and this weekend I finally got this thing done. Half a year after the last update!

It's been on my mind for some time now, but various issues kept coming in the way. I won't delve into detail on that again - already posted a massive post about that on the thread which the link above links to - if for some reason you're interested in what that's all about.

You might be interested if you're a big fan of NG and have no idea what the hexalist is. Or if you're not a big fan of NG in which case you definitely should become one, and check out the hexalist as soon as you start wracking up stats. It's the ultimate list.

In site-related news I've fixed it so that I can use shy hyphenation without WordPress interfering, via this simple filter (add to functions.php if you want to use it): add_shortcode('shy', 'my_shy_shortcode'); function my_shy_shortcode($atts) {return '­';}

...when that's in there you just need to enter [shy] in a post, and there you go! I'm plotting to use this for more similar time-saving things, like non-breaking spaces and line breaks. At least.

I added in a nifty little comment edit plugin last week too, so anyone who posts - account or no, has five minutes to fix potential comment errors... or delete their comment entirely should they very quickly regret ever posting it. Since we're GDPR compliant anyone can send in a request for such things anyway, though. JSYK. This is starting to sound like a promo post. Just want to let y'all know: things be changing around here! As in: improving!

I've also been learning how to make weapons in prisons, because why not right? You never know. And prison culture's interesting.

Next week it'll be off to Östersund for a long weekend, to visit my brother and his family, maybe have some both embarrassing and good times learning basic ski techniques I should have learned some twenty years ago like everyone else who lived where there was snow did and... well, having a good time. I'll be going by train, and back by plane, straight to work, and then off to Hungary a few days later.

Was feeling kind of stressed out a few days ago, but I''m calm right now... hope it's not one of those before-the-storm things. Travel's always a double-edged edge that way. For me, at least. It's great once you've gone somewhere, but just way too much preparation - mental and otherwise - before each trip. Surely that'll all fade away with time though? And I grew up abroad. I should be used to that life. Will be living like a globetrotter a little while there's still some winter darkness to stay distracted from (speaking of that though: we've got snow now: it's awesome), and hopefully come back more focused than ever; rich with experiences from the faraway world! Err... neighboring countries. Exciting times though.

May not have time to post next weekend but I'll see y'all around. A few more reviews should be up soon too.

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Why do these movies always have to be so depressing?! And this one was just depressing on a whole other level too... for a moment it seemed like they might opt for comedy, but then it picked up again. The darkness. The death and... well, bits of comedy even there but... it feels like realism at it's truest, and it feels monumental too. The ironies of life and death. The old Planet of The Apes movies don't have shit on this one after all.

I can't help feel like they could've skipped the odd monkey. The one in the jacket. But then again he's a complement to the human girl: the one who's just monkeying around. And there's so much message in this movie I can't even tell it. The CGI is on point too. The story-telling took a few dives after the first encounter, and it jumps around until they're all back in chains again, but when it's time for the final revolution: they're back in their essence like never before!

You'll see when you reach those final scenes. I can't even fight the CGI any longer, at least not in a movie like this. It works. It's awesome. This movie really didn't get the spotlight it should have, and we humans: we need to take care of ourselves a bit better from here on out.

 rated 5/5: friggin awesome

The Final Cut (2004)

The Final Cut (2004)

Set in a world with memory-recording implants, Alan Hakman is a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.

A fitting title if there ever was one! Though the description... it makes it all seem so much more than it is.

It's not an action movie. Not really. But it's not a boring movie either. The lack of projectile-based events that seem to be promised in the movie cover didn't leave me disappointed - as it seems to have left some other fellow reviewers. Instead it just made it feel all the more authentic, if that's the right word for it for a movie of this genre, genre being sci-fi - though there's considerably little of both those elements.

The movie world looks and feels just like our own, current, home world, with just one foreign element: the memory implant. It's almost like the movie takes a stand against it too, should one ever be possible to make.

Robin Williams plays main character Hakman, in yet another future dystopia made like the old world with a little new-tech mixed in. It's not convincing per say, but stars a scary idea, a convincing character, and a personal tale that really doesn't go the way you want it to.

It leaves your in an eerie state of mind. The suspense is real. It's there. It keeps boiling. It's not a perfect movie but... heavy. Worth a watch if you for some reason, like me, like delving into glimpses of what frightful flicks of fate our future might have in store for us. If we do its bidding. Good watch.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

Score based more on content than quality; a convincing cast more so than circumstance and scenery.

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