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  1. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    Artfight has completed so I've gotten a lot more free time back than I previously realized. I posted about it a couple of days ago and go into more depth about how it went and how much I drew. All...

    Artfight has completed so I've gotten a lot more free time back than I previously realized. I posted about it a couple of days ago and go into more depth about how it went and how much I drew. All in all I drew 30 pieces and that sits well with me, though I did 12 of them in the last 24 hours I had which wasn't perhaps the best idea :p

    But now I've been working back on my craft stuff! I have a trello board of my projects and there's uh a lot of stuff I need to finish completely. Some of it is like making 7 elephants for my niblings, and other's is finishing larger projects like my socks and a scarf for a friend. There's a lot I would like to finish and a lot I want to make! This year has been very busy for me in terms of crafting stuff and it's been delightful.

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  2. Comment on What was the last game you played that really surprised you? in ~games

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    I am here to gush about Outer Wilds, too!! It was honestly so good, there were so many moment of genuine awe and just so much to explore and figure out. I played through with my SO (him at the...

    I am here to gush about Outer Wilds, too!! It was honestly so good, there were so many moment of genuine awe and just so much to explore and figure out. I played through with my SO (him at the wheel; I was tragically horrible at space travel) and I helped get through puzzles. There was just such a magical feeling playing through that game, that made me feel the excitement I felt as a child.

    Outer Wilds Spoilers

    I could go on and on about this game! My SO and I played around in it for a few hours before either of us lived long enough to see the star explode. We genuinely had no clue that's what happened!!

    We found out when my SO was messing with the bramble seed on the home planet, shooting the probe into the opening. We were so intrigued by this place. Where was this? It's so creepy! And as he's sitting there in the crater we hear this great rumble and shake and we're both like uuuuuuuh what was that? I asked my SO "What did you do?" jokingly but then on the horizon was that firey mass and it swallowed us whole. And we woke up by the campfire and that's when we understood the stakes of this game.

    Finding out what happened to the nomani and reading through their tragic plight was so incredible and sad. You felt for these people in search of knowledge and ending up stranded, away from everyone. The lore was so rich and compelling.

    I remember when we first came across the ship stuck in the bramble. We were looking around and found the coordinate input puzzle. We figured it was some sort of symbol but we couldn't quite figure it out. We were laying in bed for sleep one night when it hit me; we had seen the coordinates before and that's what the machine was for! We were both so ecstatic at figuring out, that giddy feeling was incredible.

    @Eladnarra 's description of how the ending felt is perfect. It truly was something you had to come to terms with but it was so beautifully done as well. It was tragic and hopeful.

    This game is engaging and enriching. It kept a hold on us for some time and we still talk about it a year after we beat it. I still remember the excitement and wonder learning about everything this game had and exploring every nook and cranny we could find and just enjoying the absolute crap out of it. This is by and large my favorite game I've ever played.

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  3. Comment on Art Fight 2021: A whole lotta art in ~creative

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    Hello my good people of tildes. It is August first, past noon for MT and that means once more, Art Fight (AF) has come to a close. For those of you who don't know, Art Fight is an art game where...

    Hello my good people of tildes. It is August first, past noon for MT and that means once more, Art Fight (AF) has come to a close. For those of you who don't know, Art Fight is an art game where two teams fight one another to the death for fun! You attack by drawing other people's characters and you get defenses when people attack you. They also have a better about section on the site you can read if interested.

    This is my fifth year participating and it was a doozy! This was the most I've drawn for AF, beating out all previous years. I'm super stoked at the sheer number of pieces I did. In the linked album, everything is chronological first to last (with proper credits). In total, I did 30 attacks, the majority fullbody and all of them with color.

    The last twelve attacks I did yesterday and this morning. I tried my best to keep them at under 30 minutes each so I could get through as many as I could. I was trying to balance speed and quality and I think it went surprisingly okay.

    I don't have much more to say other than there was a lot of trial and error, especially with the more detailed pieces. I'm curious if the effort/time difference is visible to anyone else. Usually the tell is the hands/feet and how good or not they look! Otherwise, I just wanted to share this with tildes, because it ate up my entire July and I will be happy to take a small break from drawing to focus on my other hobbies.

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  4. Comment on Dune | Official main trailer in ~movies

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    I'm so ready for this. I'm going to re-read the book so it's fresh in my mind. All of these trailers are looking so good, and I absolutely love the cast!

    I'm so ready for this. I'm going to re-read the book so it's fresh in my mind. All of these trailers are looking so good, and I absolutely love the cast!

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  5. Comment on Completed skirt project! in ~hobbies

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    Even if it doesn't fit how you thought, it looks very well constructed! The seams are very nice and neat, I think you did a great job!

    Even if it doesn't fit how you thought, it looks very well constructed! The seams are very nice and neat, I think you did a great job!

    7 votes
  6. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    My SO and I started playing Grounded with a friend. So far it's been a lot of fun! There's a fair amount to do with the game and I like the spin it took on the survival genre. Game play is pretty...

    My SO and I started playing Grounded with a friend. So far it's been a lot of fun! There's a fair amount to do with the game and I like the spin it took on the survival genre. Game play is pretty good, I keep fucking up the controls, but that's because I'm really bad at learning controls for games.

    The base building is really good! You can set up where you want everything so you have an outline/ghost part as a place holder that you can add to as you collect the parts you need to make it. I spent a good hour just doing that while my SO and friend went off and worked on main quest stuff lol.

    The spiders freak me out but just because they startle me frequently and they're a pain in the ass to kill, especially at first. When we started up the first time, we ran into a wolf spider and all of us died immediately. Overall, I'm excited to play more of it! (especially so I can build up the base more)

    4 votes
  7. Comment on What do you collect? in ~hobbies

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    Rocks and minerals! I've collected all sorts of lil interesting guys since I was a kid. I love how they all look. It wasn't until more recently that I've started to look more into minerals and...

    Rocks and minerals! I've collected all sorts of lil interesting guys since I was a kid. I love how they all look. It wasn't until more recently that I've started to look more into minerals and order some online. I'd like to go rock hounding, but I'm still not sure where I'd go lol. But there are some remote places I know that I'd like to poke around and find neat rocks.

    To be fair though, you can find all kinds of neat looking fellas all around, you definitely don't need to go that far out of your way. I've found a lot of random, cool rocks I really like on pull offs by the road in the mountains. I love looking for them everywhere I go!

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  8. Comment on I'm crafting some more! in ~hobbies

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    Woah! Lots of redrafts and process stuff! I feel like this is definitely one of those food learning experiences, you're definitely getting a lot out of it even if it might be taking longer than...

    Woah! Lots of redrafts and process stuff! I feel like this is definitely one of those food learning experiences, you're definitely getting a lot out of it even if it might be taking longer than you think!

    It's very cool to hear about your process and how you got to this point! It makes me want to get back to my sewing projects haha. I also feel a lot of apprehension as I slowly work on my own stuff. I think of how the end product is supposed to look, and how sewing patterns and terminology aren't a language I'm well familiar with yet. It'll be very cool to de the final!

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  9. Comment on I'm crafting some more! in ~hobbies

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    That's awesome! I love the color and style of the skirt. How do you feel about the skill level it took? Like was it easier or harder than you thought?

    That's awesome! I love the color and style of the skirt. How do you feel about the skill level it took? Like was it easier or harder than you thought?

    5 votes
  10. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    It is once more July! That means everything else I've been working on gets put on hold for artfight, the yearly event where artists are split into two teams and we attack one another (an by...

    It is once more July! That means everything else I've been working on gets put on hold for artfight, the yearly event where artists are split into two teams and we attack one another (an by attack, I mean you just draw other people's characters).

    This year I have taken it upon myself to do at least two crochet "attacks" (so I'll be crocheting someone's character). I'm working on a frog like character. They're a frog but more... Loaf like? Beany babyish body? I'm not sure how to describe it. But I've gotten a base pattern for the body and have been working on that. I fucked up my stitch count the first time I worked on the body, so when I was working on the decrease to close it, I had the incorrect amount of stitches, so I decided to frog it (hah). The second time, my tension was waaaay too tight so it was pretty misshapen looking and I hated it. So instead of ripping it all out, I just cut it off from the working yarn and began anew.

    Third times the charm! I'm being much more careful about my tension and stitch count. I've been obsessively checking both to make sure I'm not messing it up. A little tedious to have to do this three times but that's how it be.

    The other crochet character will be a human, and I've found a doll pattern I liked to base that off of. I was wondering how to do the eyes, but I've come across a lot of really neat eye patterns that are crocheted, so I'll likely so that. I would like to be able to embroider the face, but I'm not very good at that yet lol.

    A little off topic, but how A LOT of people are embroidering/crocheting the eyes, it makes them look like they're going in opposite directions with a 1000 yard stare. The biggest thing is they seem to try to evenly place the irises, but because it's going to be on a 3d head, they should be over correcting towards the center. I'll be fussing with my own for a few days, and hopefully it'll look okay... Hopefully.

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  11. Comment on You really need to quit Twitter in ~tech

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    I've had a similar experience after deleting the app from my phone! I check on it every now and again just to see if my favorite artists have posted new work but that's it. The mentality on...

    I've had a similar experience after deleting the app from my phone! I check on it every now and again just to see if my favorite artists have posted new work but that's it. The mentality on Twitter feels very much like no one can do any good, and everything is sinister. While it's fine to look at things with a critical eye, to pick apart every little aspect of something until there's nothing left, isn't. It was genuinely, emotionally exhausting for me to see how much drama and outrage there was all the time.

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  12. Comment on Two decades after its release, ABBA Gold is the first album to log 1,000 weeks on the Official Albums Chart Top 100 in the UK in ~music

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    That's so incredible, I didn't know the absolute popularity of ABBA. I frickin love me some ABBA, absolute bangers, they deserve it! Their music is great!

    That's so incredible, I didn't know the absolute popularity of ABBA. I frickin love me some ABBA, absolute bangers, they deserve it! Their music is great!

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  13. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    Yeah! I can do that. It'd probably help with retaining the information as I'm also reading it for work lol

    Yeah! I can do that. It'd probably help with retaining the information as I'm also reading it for work lol

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  14. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    The usual gym routine, finally got to checkout a copy of The Design of Everyday Things, just kind of hung out! BUT, something great started this Thursday and that's artfight. Every July, there's...

    The usual gym routine, finally got to checkout a copy of The Design of Everyday Things, just kind of hung out! BUT, something great started this Thursday and that's artfight. Every July, there's two teams and you draw the other teams characters for points. Really, it's just a big art trade game. But I'm super duper excited about this year. I'm hoping to work on my speed and quality of art, trying to draw really good, really fast. I always look forward to this event, it's my fav.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I went to the Unicorn Festival with my sister and her kid and another niece I took with me. It was definitely geared towards kids, but there was neat stuff, lots of vendors to check out,...

    I went to the Unicorn Festival with my sister and her kid and another niece I took with me. It was definitely geared towards kids, but there was neat stuff, lots of vendors to check out, Princesses and unicorns abound. The nieces enjoyed it, they're both 6 so it was right up their alley. It kind of got stormy but we'd already been there a couple of hours so we beat feet as the rain and wind picked up. But it seemed like they had a good time!

    I also installed my first test blind from my company, and I'm just so shocked at how much it improves the look and atmosphere of the room, like holy shit. It makes me want them in the other rooms of my apartment lol.

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  16. Comment on I’m scared of the person TikTok thinks I am in ~tech

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    Ah, I missed that. I'll have to take a look, then! Thanks!

    Ah, I missed that. I'll have to take a look, then! Thanks!

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  17. Comment on I’m scared of the person TikTok thinks I am in ~tech

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    The parts that had professionals talk about the algorithm were neat, but I didn't care for the author's personal perspective. The "disgust" and "embarrassment" feels fake as fuck and starts to...

    The parts that had professionals talk about the algorithm were neat, but I didn't care for the author's personal perspective. The "disgust" and "embarrassment" feels fake as fuck and starts to lean in towards clickbaity. As per the author about getting rid of videos you don't want to see:

    Okay, don’t tell me to do more work, but I guess I could do that if I really wanted to hone my feed.

    That's. How. It. Works. If you don't want to see content, you get rid of it! You put in your effort of interaction and liking our ignoring/telling the algorithm you don't like specific content. I don't understand why the article has this weird narrative of the author's relationship with the algorithm when they straight up say

    I don’t go online to laugh; I go online to scream.

    Stop pretending like you're not fine with the algorithm to give the article a half baked, faux rage narrative that gets contradicted throughout. I'm more interested in what experts are talking about than this author talking about the disgusting tiktoks they watch. Not a fan of this article.

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  18. Comment on Why you should never, ever use two spaces after a period in ~tech

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    Very interesting, but I think there's gotta be some kind of generational gap somewhere. I know the teacher in the article is telling her students to add two spaces after a period, but I have...

    Very interesting, but I think there's gotta be some kind of generational gap somewhere. I know the teacher in the article is telling her students to add two spaces after a period, but I have rarely if ever come across this. I've had people mention it, but like the majority of people my age and at least the ones who I went to high school with, this wasn't even a thing.

    Double spacing after periods only came onto my radar in college! No one I know, minus my parents, really even knew about the rule or its existence. I feel like this might be a generational divide. ESPECIALLY since, during my college years, English teachers would actively tell people NOT to do it, if they did it at all.

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  19. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I got my Polar heart rate monitor last Thursday! I've really been enjoying use it. It's a good metric to see how hard I'm working and to set goals for different workouts. I used it for yoga today...

    I got my Polar heart rate monitor last Thursday! I've really been enjoying use it. It's a good metric to see how hard I'm working and to set goals for different workouts. I used it for yoga today and that was neat to see where my heart rate was at! The app I use was like "good recovery day workout" but I'm sitting there sweatier than a mfer.

    Still, I think having my monitor will be super helpful as I work on my endurance and just try to do higher quality workouts.