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  1. Comment on Nintendo Direct for E3 2019 in ~games

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    I'm glad others are as stoked about the new Animal Crossing game as I am. Honestly, those games give me life. I love the anesthetic and how calm it is. I've never gotten mad playing an animal...

    I'm glad others are as stoked about the new Animal Crossing game as I am. Honestly, those games give me life. I love the anesthetic and how calm it is. I've never gotten mad playing an animal Crossing game. To the roots of my soul, I love it so much and couldn't be happier that there's a date for it now! 100% going to pre-order, for real.

    In the meantime, I will be booting up the dusty ol DS na dp laying New Leaf once more, on top of more BOTW. I'm so happy for what's to come with the BOTW sequel and the new Animal Crossing game!

    2 votes
  2. Comment on What are you reading these days? #21 in ~books

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    I just finished Circe and that's definitely on my list of books to read! A friend recommended it as well so I probably will check it out, thank you!

    I just finished Circe and that's definitely on my list of books to read! A friend recommended it as well so I probably will check it out, thank you!

  3. Comment on What are you reading these days? #21 in ~books

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    I've been reading Circe by Madeline Miller! As a long time lover of Greek mythos and books derived from it, this is an absolute treat so far. I'm about 2/3rds of the way through and got the book I...

    I've been reading Circe by Madeline Miller! As a long time lover of Greek mythos and books derived from it, this is an absolute treat so far. I'm about 2/3rds of the way through and got the book I think around Tuesday or Monday. I had a hold on it for 12 weeks so it was a very exciting moment. I havr to hurry up and finish it tho, another hold came in faster than I expected for the Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Hanging out with da besty. We like to hang out for a day, talk for half and then like draw for the other half. It's so nice to be able to hang and then have that good, solid draw time! I'm also...

    Hanging out with da besty. We like to hang out for a day, talk for half and then like draw for the other half. It's so nice to be able to hang and then have that good, solid draw time! I'm also going to start on my Mari Kondo journey and start tidying and cleaning up. I need to start that so when my SO and I move in, it'll be easier to pack up and have less clutter around! I am also going to sleep in a bit and bake donuts.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Throwback Thursday: The Smallest of Bunnies in ~creative

    eve Link Parent
    Thank you, I will!!

    Thank you, I will!!

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Throwback Thursday: The Smallest of Bunnies in ~creative

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    Yeah! It's absolutely bananas and I would love to give it a try!! Instead of using yarn, they use sewing thread. So teeny!

    Yeah! It's absolutely bananas and I would love to give it a try!! Instead of using yarn, they use sewing thread. So teeny!

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Throwback Thursday: The Smallest of Bunnies in ~creative

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    Thank you!! Yes, with both crochet and knit, there's a whole lot you can make! This lil bunny was made with knitting, though it's much more popular to make little stuffies with crochet! Part of it...

    Thank you!! Yes, with both crochet and knit, there's a whole lot you can make! This lil bunny was made with knitting, though it's much more popular to make little stuffies with crochet! Part of it is because crochet is a more "forgiving" craft. Mistakes are easier to fix and it doesn't rely on sitting two needles the whole time. Popularly, small stuffed animals like this are referred to as amigurumi, which is Japanese and translates into "crocheted or knitted stuffed toy". It's a more encompassing term I think.

    There are a lot of amazing things that incredibly skilled craft ers have made with both crochet and knitting! There's such a thing as micro crochet, where they crochet absolutely tiny Amigurumi, the size of your fingertip! Lots of cool stuff out there when you get into it!

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Throwback Thursday: The Smallest of Bunnies in ~creative

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    Oh no!! I'm sorry, I didn't realize you had to login to see them, my bad! pic 1 pic 2 pic 3 Please let me know if these work!

    Oh no!! I'm sorry, I didn't realize you had to login to see them, my bad!
    pic 1
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    Please let me know if these work!

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Throwback Thursday: The Smallest of Bunnies in ~creative

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    Hi guys! I thought I'd share some of my previous knit/crochet creations with you all! I made this lil bun a few years ago. Despite it's size and seeming simplicity, I still remember how much I...

    Hi guys! I thought I'd share some of my previous knit/crochet creations with you all! I made this lil bun a few years ago. Despite it's size and seeming simplicity, I still remember how much I struggled just to make this little guy! This was probably only about 6 months after I had relearned how to knit again. I had previously been taught by my grandmother when I was about 7 or 8. It was something I had been trying to get back into and finally made the decision for a writing class (go figure)!

    I love looking back at the things I've created to examine my own growth. Or even to see if there are aspects I dislike about how I'm currently doing things! It's important to see how far along you've come as a creator and to also appreciate the time and effort that went into the work.

    Edit: Sorry guys, I didn't realize you had to have an account to see the work! But here's a link to the pics themselves!
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    3 votes
  10. Comment on Unlike men, women’s cognitive performance may improve at higher room temperature in ~science

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    To be pedantic, I don't think that people posting articles are inherently supporting them or agreeing with them and that's a supposition you have to take up with yourself. I think it's doing a...

    To be pedantic, I don't think that people posting articles are inherently supporting them or agreeing with them and that's a supposition you have to take up with yourself. I think it's doing a disservice to any OP and the content itself in assuming why they posted it.

    Isn't anything posted to tildes inherently meant to be discussed?

    10 votes
  11. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    One thing I've been watching is Fruits Basket. Oh boy, I am so happy and excited watching this anime. I read the manga back in highschool and absolutely loved it. I bought the whole series a year...

    One thing I've been watching is Fruits Basket. Oh boy, I am so happy and excited watching this anime. I read the manga back in highschool and absolutely loved it. I bought the whole series a year or two ago over the course of about a year as there was the new edition that came out, so it was a total of like 12 volumes I think. The first Fruits Basket anime I didn't even bother watching. Like Toru didn't even have the right coloring for her hairs/eyes and I felt like if they would give up on that most basic of details why bother with the rest of it? My disdain was relatively well-founded as I have found out over time from various people that it diverged from the Manga and was pretty different, but not in a good way. So having the new anime following the manga is just so much fun I love it!! It makes me want to read the manga again!

    I've also been keeping up with Demon Slayer. Really, this show is just so good god damn. The story is great so far and it takes its time but not in a bad way! I personally love the animation style and was shook that they have like fingernails and toenails?? So many anime and really a lot of shows just don't even add those kinds of details. I really enjoy the pacing and style of Demon Slayer, it's really a breath of fresh air for me in many ways. Plus the pure, loving relationship of the brother and sister is so sweet and not fucking disgusting like so many anime stray towards. I hope it stays that way.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    My mom and I MIGHT be going out in her new camper but she just got released from the hospital from some minor issues in regards to her weight-loss surgery so I'm not sure what she'll want to do...

    My mom and I MIGHT be going out in her new camper but she just got released from the hospital from some minor issues in regards to her weight-loss surgery so I'm not sure what she'll want to do with that. Otherwise I'm gonna watch some movies with popcorn, write and draw and hopefully hang out with my friend and draw lol

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What are you reading these days? #18 in ~books

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    I am slowly working my way through Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King. It's a collection of short stories. So far its good! I've never ready any of his books before and I don't read any kind of...

    I am slowly working my way through Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King. It's a collection of short stories. So far its good! I've never ready any of his books before and I don't read any kind of horror so I figured I'd branch out a bit and thought this was a good place to start. It's interesting so far and some part ls I've had to skim over a bit because I'm very squeamish lol.

    I'm also very slowly working my way through The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan. I've been reading it during my gym time. I just use the bicycle for 20-30min so it's a very focused time that's helping me get through the book much better than when I first tried to read the book. I'm enjoying it so far and I like reading about his thoughts. It's an important book that I think people should read. It's a shame how much it's getting out of date however.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on The Rise and Fall of Internet Art Communities, from DeviantArt to Tumblr in ~tech

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    I agree that websites a lot of the time are out of touch with the userbase. Instead if being able to hold steady, so many companies want more and more profit. I think partly another issue could be...

    I agree that websites a lot of the time are out of touch with the userbase. Instead if being able to hold steady, so many companies want more and more profit. I think partly another issue could be when companies take venture capitalists money (like discord did) so all they chase is money and any chance to make what they borrowed and then some. It is sad and I remember on several occasions when there were stinks on tumblr about whatever thing they changed, no matter how large it felt, it just seemed like the company weathered the storm and shrugged their shoulders. Unfortunately, it would take A LOT of users from any one site to stand together and make a difference. Part of the problem is that I'm sure there are plenty of people who don't actually care about when posts come into their feed, or at least not enough to be a little more than disgruntled and then move on. It really is a shame.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on The Rise and Fall of Internet Art Communities, from DeviantArt to Tumblr in ~tech

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    Yeah, that's the biggest draw to deviantart and where most sites are lacking. I've heard of pillowfort as well!! In my time on the Internet I've seen several art websites crop up and get surges of...

    Yeah, that's the biggest draw to deviantart and where most sites are lacking. I've heard of pillowfort as well!! In my time on the Internet I've seen several art websites crop up and get surges of activity and then slowly dwindle. I hope that pillowfort takes off or at least another alternative site.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on The Rise and Fall of Internet Art Communities, from DeviantArt to Tumblr in ~tech

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    It's true that there are coaches and the like but there are still I between phases and people who don't use them or can't due to monetary reasons. But you're right in that the meaning of reaching...

    It's true that there are coaches and the like but there are still I between phases and people who don't use them or can't due to monetary reasons. But you're right in that the meaning of reaching that "influencer" (gag) stage is virtually worthless.

    It may be likely the "death" of tumblr and deviantart really are the knell for greater things that are going to happen. I think it'll be hard to tell what will happen but something is likely to give in the current rush of social media. Though I will disagree in what will be the next thing in that I don't believe Mastadon has enough steam (at least for now). I've only ever heard of it through tildes and that's it. In terms of the creative crowd moving around, Mastadon is really going to have to sell themselves give that they have difficulties with some of their content. Plus they're not actually as well known within the creative spheres as one who is familiar with it might think.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on The Rise and Fall of Internet Art Communities, from DeviantArt to Tumblr in ~tech

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    This is my turf. I've been on deviantart since about '07 and tumblr since '11 give or take; admittedly I've basically left tumblr due to the NSFW content ban. It's really kind of disappointing...

    This is my turf. I've been on deviantart since about '07 and tumblr since '11 give or take; admittedly I've basically left tumblr due to the NSFW content ban. It's really kind of disappointing seeing so many artists migrate to social media and the like. None of them were made to keep up with that kind of content.

    I still use deviantart because it's a great way to keep track of and watch artists. There's no IMHO dumb ass algorithms that show me popular posts or posts that have been up for a week. I miss out on a lot of content because I might not engage in a specific way with certain artists and I get shown less of their stuff. All I've ever wanted was a fucking feed that was chronologically based. That way when an artist who doesn't post as often posts, I see them! Or when a post is time sensitive for whatever reason chances are I will see it! On time! Surprisingly enough, Twitter allows you to choose if you want to see the hot posts or by newest and for that I'm kind of thankful as a lot of artists have also migrated over there.

    I've had so many frustrated feelings being part of the artistic community. My experience as a very mediocre, small time artist is very different than those of the bigger fish the article mentions. If you've hardly ever garnered any attention or interest, these sites arent so different over the years. For sure deviantart has way less activity in terms of artists posting their art and journals and whatever else, but to some degree I don't feel that same loss of community. It's there for sure but not as harsh. And in some ways it honestly feels like it may come back.

    I don't post on the forums on deviantart, so all of my interactions are strictly through commenting on art, polls, journals and interacting through commissions. It's pretty noticeable now when there's one person commenting on all of the art you submit (that would be me). I kind of like it to a degree.

    Overall, I think, being an artist online was already hard but social media made it harder. Some people really have it down and understand how best to use whatever site they use, but for someone like me, it's kind of cruel. I'm not expecting to be famous, I'm not that good of an artist. It would be nice to have some attention on my art and maybe make some pocket money off of commissions, but ultimately, even if I somehow ever got really good, I don't think my situation would ever really change. And that's what's missing, the chance to see the big and the small and see what cool and interesting things people are creating.

    15 votes
  18. Comment on Movie Monday Free Talk in ~movies

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    I recently watched Missing Link, Laika's most recent stop-motion animated film. I thought it was a sweet story thought it wasn't one of Laika's stronger films. I think part of it was that it...

    I recently watched Missing Link, Laika's most recent stop-motion animated film. I thought it was a sweet story thought it wasn't one of Laika's stronger films. I think part of it was that it seemed to be in part to show of some of their new technology. They had an underwater scene that was incredibly impressive. All of the settings and character designs were lovely and I overall enjoyed the film.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Suggestion for users: avoiding excessive use of acronyms in ~tildes

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    No worries. Part of tildes is wording consideration. I think posting it as a discussion point would have made me inherently read what you were saying as something to consider as opposed to reading...

    No worries. Part of tildes is wording consideration. I think posting it as a discussion point would have made me inherently read what you were saying as something to consider as opposed to reading it as a suggestion for something that is a concern in the here and now. Pedantry is definitely an aspect of Tildes.

    In regards to acronyms, it'd be something of concern in the future as the user base grew and perhaps there'd be more people less concerned about that sort of thing. As for any future implementation, it'd probably be dependent on how the site evolved as more users came to the site.

    4 votes