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Leffe Luis Tweet Response

Leffe Luis Tweet Response

Just got a pretty cool Twitter response a while back. :) In regard to this.

Screencapped for posterity.

The Rare Tuesday Recap & Jamble

Cause I didn't get around to this on Sunday!

I've been rummaging through old screenshots I'd at some point intended to mention on the blog recently, uploading a bundle, but I'd rather not leave the latest post here one with but an image and caption, it ought be something with substance, like this!

And Happy Belated Earth Day y'all!

That was yesterday.

Also have you ever heard of Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch? Shout-out recent @Little-Rena podcast.

I keep coming back to this, the solo it builds up to is just so... intense. In the best way. It might be a somewhat simple performance otherwise but I love this band! If you like other bands maybe you'd also enjoy a clip of Weezer performing "Africa" with Weird Al Yankovic. The latter does a pretty cool I was about to say acapella solo but ehh... accordion, that's it.

Ought mention the blog here's up at 100 tags - hey! Recently passed 400,000 words on pages, and is closing in on two million words in posts... quite the number. I'm contributing. I'm getting there. I'll add a few words to this sentence while I'm at it.

Been having some issues with Yahoo's email lately - I use mostly Gmail but have an account with Yahoo for work/particular correspondence.

Sometimes you just can't reach their server! Won't load. I really hope they fix this. It's a good reminder that everything that's free is free, and you can't take it for granted, cause somewhere someone does have to make some kind of profit to maintain it.

They may do so by selling data. They may do so by offering a premium version of the service. They may do so by more unconventional means.

I wonder how Yahoo does it, they're not quite the imperium they were in their heyday, they seem to be borrowing Bing for their searches, their service pages are riddled with affiliate links to other companies, they went woke apparently, no joke, but I hope they are selling something...

Also have some Jaw Harp Techno, here's Eminem rapping the GTA SA title track (AI), and two bad-ass concerts.

Have you stumbled upon any Harry Mac and Marc Rebillet collabs yet?
You should.

That's all for now y'all. My foot's almost normal by now, my cold's hopefully gone by Friday, and I am catching up! Don't miss that recent battle rap brawler either, it got a daily trophy too. :)

Ciao later. I'm moving through my Tues.

The Flash Forward Battle Rap Scrap

Kwing VS Cyberdevil!

What blog category does this fit into hmm? Might need to make a new one for games and animation and what-not, for forms in which mediums and classifications combine...

The game's out anyhow!

The one I've worked with @Kwing on for a good 2-3 months this Spring, up till this Wednesday night. Stressful days and plights.

If you like mindless brawlers or battle raps, or the longevity and awesomeness and unlikely continued preservation of that one medium we know as Flash you can give it a play here. It's a contender in the Flash Forward Jam this year. Though I don't expect it to be in the finals there it's fun to see it included; it was a fun project to work on too.

Had planned a few more features personally, a few more medals, a bit more detail with the animations too, but they really take considerably more time than you might expect them to - especially if you go overboard with shadows and non-duplicating artifacts and effects, as I tend to do, and should probably start considering not doing when the focus may be more so motion and mechanics than visual style...

I ponder also if including a somewhat battle-irrelevant Slalomancers ad right after the victory screen really works in favor of moving this thing up the rankings, but we shall see huh. It's a cool game too, I tried it out during the dev phase. It didn't sell too well post the two year development span it took to make it unfortunately, as you may be aware have you heard the verses by this here observer wordsmith... hope it does in time.

I'm thinking if time allows I might attempt to tweak this game a bit further sometime too, and add in all the additional - but not really necessary - stuff it would've been cool to have had in here already. Toggleable difficulty levels come to mind also, which wouldn't be impossible to add in even without additional code... and jumps - we omitted those last minute.

I've learned quite a bit during the development process of this project.

For the first couple weeks we had time for mutual code development calls and breakdowns too, which was enlightening, Kwing's a good teacher. Towards the end of the WIP cycle there wasn't time to spare on even communication sometimes, been a hectic last few weeks...

But we managed; the game is out today! Link here. Playable for all who'd like to, and hearable too here for all who'd like to hear a mic feud. #psyched dude.

Props @Kwing on bringing me into this thing! And into the unconventional art of battle rap with it, which I've contemplated trying with others, but never expected to run into the realm of along with a pro like so...

It's quite the show.

Kwing VS Cyberdevil (3:02)

Read on...

Flash Forward To Boden!

I'm sitting on the train. Listening to Jocko Podcast #249. About Face. Eight hours to Stockholm from Åre. Five to go. Sipping my second cup of coffee currently. Had sandwiches and fruit for lunch, and some somewhat sweet but also notably nutritious no-bake RAW food Raspberry crumble.

Figured I'd blog a bit in transit, cause as soon as I'm back home it's game time again.

The Flash Forward Jam's in eight days. I have a flight to Boden in four. I'll be working at least two of the four remaining days before then, and before I leave I'd best be done with my part of that game!

I'll be back the afternoon of deadline day, if there's anything that still needs adjusting then, but I'm hopeful - hopefully after I've done some of these animation dues tomorrow I'll also be confident - that I'll be done with my part before the next trip awaits.

I managed almost everything I wanted to manage before I was off on this current one, hopefully the code's all done by now, and what remains for me now is simply to animate in walk and jump animations, tweak the interface a little more, and if time allows maybe redo a kick.

Maybe no kick. I'm not confident there'll be time over for that bit - but for essential MCs and other final interface edits and adjustments...

Needless to say I won't be doing a lot of blogging next week, the week after I should be back to the usual grind, and the next project, a little something for Pico Day! Calmer days, no gauze or haze... for a while. Before summer come and I up and run!!! This season really does get kinda stressful...

Åre was great y'all. I'll post pictures sometime. Maybe right below this text right here when I'm back and at it again, and there's time to spare...

Read on...

Sunday Recap - Sprain & Kneecap

Getting back to these Sunday posts a bit. Not next Sunday though, then I'll be on a mountain, hopefully. Probably not skiing because of that inconspicuous sprain though.

As for my kneecap: there's nothing wrong with it! I'm just continually reminded now of this old thing.

It's interesting how injuries linger, both in mind and body. I'm not sure I've ever sprained my right foot, but I have sprained my left one at least three times now, and my right knee does still swell up a little occasionally. Cumulative burdens on the body - but you can get better! Exercise right. Eat right. Sleep nights. Yeah. Instill in yourself a will to street fight.

I had my voice used for a little anti-piracy thing recently, that was cool. :) Can't share it yet, I'll get back to it in time. May not be totally in line with my personal stance on piracy - or rather on how digital piracy isn't really 'piracy', on the potential positively world-altering benefits of a share-and-share-alike culture that permeates all, in the ideal kind of world we could be building if we weren't as focused on an ownership that in the long run means nothing at all. But it's still fun to be included. /irrelevant rant

I also had one my Inktober audio tracks including in a fun little animation on teh Grounds - I can share that! And I've jumped on one more project, TBA, TBC, two ongoing ones in the pipeline before it!

Am feeling the stress but making progress every day now too... just need to stop resorting to a game of Advance Wars every night to wind down. Could add in another hour at least on that creativity side-hustle schedule and gradually stress down by means of even speedier progress instead, and rest properly.

My ankle sprain almost disrupted everything momentarily, but it's getting better I think. The foot's still swollen. It's bruised and big, purple and puffy, but for the most part it feels alright. Still hard to keep it in a painless position when I'm in bed though, and it swells up a bit towards the end of each day. Wearing shoes is an issue. I wonder if I'll need to remove my shoes on the ~8 hour train to Åre, the departure date's closing in fast and I'm not in an ideal state for it yet. Shorter office trip this Tuesday shall work as a trial for further travel.

We've celebrated Easter on three occasions anyhow - with guests and games yesterday, with a family egg hunt today, and with a quick outing by a lake this Thursday. I grilled sandwiches and stuff; it went well! Ought do that more often. Be out in nature too. It softens. It makes stress seem less, it's like the best precaution.

And here's an irrelevant but awesome sketch starring a bundle of Hip-Hop OG's I'd never have expected to see in the same frame, or in this kind of content in the first place... nice to see Snoop and Em are on good terms too - good enough to star in the same skit at least. And that Eminem goes last even here. :)

Joe Rogan's back on YouTube too! I've moved on to a few other possibly much much better podcasts since he went Spotify exclusive a few years back, but I couldn't keep from watching a couple of the newest episodes anyway... he interviews Zack Snyder for one, that was cool.

I'm reminded again of how impressive a conversationalist he really is. He makes it seem so easy. Compared to other pods there's a captivating sense of calm to his episodes, and I believe a large part of that is thanks to how well he keeps conversation flowing. But doesn't rush it, either. He steps in when necessary. He lets the guest talk when not. He's not afraid to ask silly questions, or show vulnerability, or share his personal opinions and views, but most importantly he never stalls. Never loses the red thread that ties it all together. Each episode is a masterclass in socializing, and I hope I'm picking up some skills just listening.

If I just watch another thousand episodes or so maybe the essence of conversation will become almost instinctual to me too...

That Dublin trip btw? It went well! I rid myself of the cold in record time, though was feeling sluggish again after the trip. Maybe the cold stuck around under the surface. Felt like I was on the verge of catching it a while later too, but at least the trip went great. Felt nothing. It's almost enough to make you believe in miracles. Pictures... probably not in a foreseeable future, but I do plan on more travel blogs. Would be fun. Requires a bit more time and effort.

Played a fair share of WWP before that trip - distracting myself from dues I should've been working on already at that point - which I'm really working on now! I'll catch up.

Collabs are going well, have a few random glimpses of the first of three.

First of three what? What was I thinking there... was I planning to post two more of these? Oh first of the three upcoming collabos. Right. TBC.

Have you heard about Tucker Carlson's Putin interview? It's a big thing, but his podcast with Lex Friedman where he speaks about that interview is maybe all the more interesting. Worth a listen.

Toodles! Happy Easter too ya poodle woo.

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