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  1. that's actually the reason i deemed myself the title of "lame artist" it's because, i felt unworthy, bad at what i did, and felt like i could never improve besides, i never studied anything in the art-field, (sure, i look at referrences, but i dont look up tutorials, i used too, but now a days i dont TuT anymore), almost all my life has been thrown on playing games, surfing the net, and as of the recent year, just studying -- but i did notice, i got better at drawing, comparing it to my old drawings (i did a 2 year-gap difference on my first OC), the style, the lines, it
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  2. Can't agree enough. They seem to run more like jrpgs. I feel like, if I'm in the mood for that form of storytelling, I would pick up a game like Fire Emblem. If I want to simply read a story, that's what books are for. I can understand why someone may like them, however. They do offer a different form of entertainment, which relies heavily on dialogue and art. Almost entirely, in fact. And that's probably why I don't care much for them. I like reading and visualising the details for myself. A VN leaves very little to the imagination. As an opinionated aside... The dialogue is cringe
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  3. I was way off the mark. I'm glad I asked.>o<
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  4. @0mega0_0 thank you for the lovely comment! No, not YouTube channel yet but I will need to start one when it gets closer to publishing time. I'm giving myself about a year to have my final draft done & ready to be reviewed by an editor before publishing. Working full time limits how much I am able to work on it but I try to spend at the very least half an hour a day either looking up technical aspects like tips on character design or plot structure, working on my outline, etc. I'm still working on the outline & getting the 1st chapter done.
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  5. Wow! Sir ur project sounds very cool , where do plan to publish this project of urs? I'd really like to read it soon. Also do u have a youtube channel irl?
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  6. Shikamaru is a close second favourite for me, I'm loving him and Choji's relationship in the Sasuke retrival arc.
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  7. I felt the same about Shikamaru's character purely being lazy on the surface. All that standing back and gaining insight and then his development into productivity and responsibilities. Viewing himself of little worth at the beginning, until he finds purpose. There's something endearing about taking it one step at a time instead of reaching for goals when you're not entirely in a place and mindset to do so. It's taught me that people really do create the majority of their own exhaustion and problems. Man, Naruto has amazing characters with deep, realistic adversities. It's a shame that
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  8. Awesome, I really like the premise. Let us know how it goes and when you finish your first chapter. It definitely sounds like something I would read.
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  9. I don't think that, as a creator, staying completely away from the bad stuff is a good idea. If nothing else you're requiring someone else to decide for you what is "good" or "bad" so that you never have to bother with the latter. (If only it were that simple. ) I also believe it is very rare that something is entirely bad, with no redeeming features whatsoever. True there's the time issue. You simply can't evaluate everything personally. You certainly don't want to emulate the bad parts in your own material however, even inadvertently due to ignorance. Learning a lesson from other pe
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  10. There were so many times that Hobbyist was my general title. Even when I was doing commissioned metal work (lamps, tables, creative pieces). I did photography work for birthdays, Quinceañeras, and graduations. My biggest job was a wedding and I was under immense pressure because I didn't think I was qualified for such a project. The couple had gotten a hold of one of my business cards. I took it as a learning experience and mentioned to them that they would be my first wedding event. It turned out great but the stress of so much doubt actually had me pack up and exclusively take work from clos
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  11. Yes, I have felt imposter syndrome. Sometimes I look around at the people I work with and think, "damn.. how did I manage to get in with this crowd?!" People call on me for answers that I don't know. Often I get thrown in at the deep end and it is sink-or-swim time. I can identify with people like Jen and Sorata in S1 of "Pet Girl". There always seems to be another problem or deadline that people expect me to be able to deal with, and if the bosses think things are going too smooth they up the ante. (Seriously. The former chief boss at work - a guy who is fluent in half a dozen dif
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  12. I hope the writing process is going well!!! Stoked to see this published one day
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  13. @Wedgy Great question. It is pronounced Roo-thee-see-an
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  14. So this is going to drive me crazy if I don't ask: how does one pronounce Ruthisian?
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  15. I agree with efaardvark. A good amount of research should always go into what made content fail or fall short of a desired outcome. That way you can avoid similar mistakes and have the necessary creative management over your work that isn't oblivious to them either. There's also work that might not meet standard quality but have so many restorative elements to build upon. Like the comment above stated, there are people giving themselves critical experience in their field by producing bad work and learning from it. If your examination of these failures is from an outside perspective of avoidanc
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  16. Its funny that someone would say it's boring to you because you don't like reading, when for me it's more of the opposite. I find the writing of visual novels to be terrible BECAUSE I am used to reading actual well written novels... Just miss me with that.
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  17. I never thought it was going to be over in just a few months , not with the number of "community transmission" cases and the lack of effective testing early on. I was figuring closer to a year, though maybe with something of a lull during the warmer months. Usually it seems they get a vaccine for this year's variant of the flu in time for next year's flu season. That's kind of what I've been expecting for this one, but even that assumes it is a "well-behaved" virus that doesn't come up with any sneaky tricks. Especially for the high-risk groups this isn't going to really be over until they
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  18. Yeah, I can't stand when people compare a disinterest in certain literary types to a lapse in reading. Sometimes, it's just experiencing the genre format that isn't for everyone. Visual Novels aren't my thing either. The interaction kind of throws me off the whole literature aspect. It's like reading a digital novel when you prefer a physical one and I love having the mental freedom to envision what I'm reading as well. Also, when it presents itself as a game, the pacing can get very tedious. Best advice I can give if you're in the process of creating your own VN is balance and repetition cont
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  19. That is crazy.... This is my first time hearing of such a thing. If you don't mind me asking, how is day to day life? How is it different to that of a normal person. And back to visual novels, yeah I really want to like them. I think they're something special and as you said they are their own unique medium. I do find it weird how JRPG also means visual novel. In Japan I think. Where we see JRPG as games like Final Fantasy. I guess you do play a role in a visual novel. So role-play. But every game lets you play a role. Hmmm.....
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  20. Most of the time, I think in concepts. I hear for other people with aphantasia, they can only think in concepts, but after talking about it with an expert, it seems like I have spacial awareness. I still can't visualize anything, but I have an understanding of what things are and how they look like. For the past few weeks, I've been trying mental exercises to help my "mind's eye", but it doesn't seem like it's going anywhere just yet.
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  21. I've been hearing about this so often in recent years and it still just blows my mind. Like... how do you just... not? It's crazy and ironically I can't imagine what that would be like.
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  22. Ah... Yes, visual novels are boring, but they're also the source of some of the most legendary anime we've seen. Steins;Gate uses the visual novel medium in a way to diverge timelines and let the audience pick when (or when not) to act. Fate/stay night uses the routes in a way to explore the nature of its main character. Clannad also came from a visual novel, but I haven't gotten around to reading that one yet. Argh, I'm so jealous. I can't read traditional books and light novels for this very reason: I have aphantasia. I can't visualize anything in my head, so imagery in books ar
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  23. Thank you for checking it out.
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  24. GATE put to mind a short story by Harry Turtledove, "The Road Not Taken". Pretty sure it was in an issue of Analog on the 80's but all that era is in boxes in the garage so I'm not quite sure. Anyway, it was the same kind of scenario. The primitive but imperialistic invaders come to Earth in their wooden space ships held together with pitch and thinking themselves invincible with their kites and black-power clay bombs and flintlock muskets, and promptly get themselves blown away by tanks, fighter jets, and assault rifles. TRNT was similar in that it didn't follow through and have the Earth
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  25. God, I hope people get over it. We don't need to get more attached to social media than we already are. This whole thing is honestly just ridiculous and annoying at this point above and beyond anything else. There will be a "new normal" - I think that's pretty much been settled on. What exactly that looks like is up for anyone's guess. Bottom line is, however, that it is extremely doubtful that any public gatherings of any type are "gone." What I do hope they enforce better though, is cleanliness. I have to say, anime cons have got to be some of the most nasty places I've ever been, and
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  26. Yes. We are a minority group within a minority group as far as careers go. Our office is actually one of the larger "Historical Sections" across DoD that isn't aligned with a training branch. Research material is fun and all - sometimes. Other times you realize you have a great big goose egg if you don't have the Rosetta Stone for it. In my particular lane, most of these materials are technical reports that include things like ballistics data, mathematical equations, firing tables and analysis, and technical data. That stuff can burn your hands - so to speak - too if you're not car
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  27. That's a great list of anime. I'm glad anime brought you and your friends closer.
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  28. Yeah, the world surely is in a very chaotic state at the moment! Well, more than usual. Where I live, people aren't really social distancing anymore but at least they're required to wear a mask upon entering certain places. We're having riots, and weapon standoffs here too. Not as bad as Minnesota but our historical district is getting destroyed to an unfortunate degree. Still, I prefer human lives over monuments and we've already lost several innocent people to this madness. Jeez! If it's not the pandemic it's political/racial demonstration. Not a good mix at that. Regardless of anyone's pers
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