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Ryan Dave Jimenez

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About Ryan Dave Jimenez

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    Hunter x Hunter, Clannad, Genshiken, Hajime No Ippo, Hell Girl, March Comes In Like A Lion, My Hero Academia, Cowboy Bebop, Made In Abyss, Violet Evergarden, Angel Beats, Baki The Grappler, Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Berserk, Blassreiter, Bleach, Blood+, Btooom!, Bunny Drop, Burn Up Excess, Claymore, Code Geass, Death Note, Drifters, Eden Of The East, Elfen Lied, Ergo Proxy, Ga-rei Zero, Great Teacher Onizuka, Gun x Sword, Highschool of the Dead, K-On, Kill la Kill, Lovely Complex, Mob Psycho 100, Monster, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, One Punch Man, Samurai 7, Shirobako, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Trigun, Welcome to the NHK
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  1. This is a saying in technology that basically means, poor input will always lead to poor output. That a computer only gives out what you put in. But I find this applies to humans too. Especially in terms of creativity. Creators are consumers, but not all consumers are creators. Before you make something you need ideas. So how do you get ideas? The easiest way is to consume media. If you want to make anime but have no ideas whatsoever, watch anime. If you want to make a game but have no ideas, play games. Eventually inspiration will strike and the ideas will come. Creators are fans too. We are just fans who love something so much we decided to make our own. While most fans are happy being consumers. And so the saying, garbage in garbage out comes to play. If you consume crappy stuff you will make crappy stuff. I am a big believer in not watching bad anime, playing bad games, watching bad movies, etc. As a creator it will make you a bad one. As a consumer it will lower your standards. That is why I started reading/playing Steins; Gate. Said to be the best visual novel of all time. And right away I already learned something. Compared to my visual novel (Super Detectives), Steins; Gate had more dialogue. It had deeper writing. Take note I never committed to a visual novel before. This will probably be the first and last visual novel I will consume. At least it was a very good one.
  2. To anyone who has made something or attempted to make something, you know this feeling too well. "Can I really do this? Who am I kidding? I don't know what I'm doing." I dabble in a lot of things. From web development, video editing, animation, web comics, making games, photography etc. But I never called myself a web developer, video editor, animator, artist, game developer, photographer. Because I never really felt I was one. I thought since I was a beginner and not as good as others, I shouldn't call myself a (insert title here). As it would be insulting to the REAL (insert title here). No matter what my accomplishments were, no matter how much experience I got, I was just a wannabe, a fake, an impostor. But then I realized.... you are what you do. Some people talk the talk and some walk the walk. Some think they are cool while some ARE cool. If you made a website, you are a web developer. If you made a web comic, you are an artist. If you took a photo, you are a photographer and so on. Many if not all veteran creatives went through this stage. Where they doubted themselves. But chose to keep going. And in the end, the feeling of being a wannabe disappeared. They became a real legitimate (insert title here). Have you ever felt impostor syndrome? How did you overcome it?
  3. 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.....
  4. Don't get me wrong, I WANT TO LIKE visual novels. And I've tried many times in the past to get into them. I pick one up and play or read it. Then I quit as I get bored. Then years pass and I try again. Only to end up bored again. Maybe you're playing crappy (or hentai) ones? My latest attempt into liking visual novels was Doki Doki Literature Club. So no. Doki Doki is hyped up for a reason. It's really good. I gave it a try. But I got bored and quit before reaching the good stuff. I kind of regret quitting early though. SPOILER WARNING.... Maybe because you don't like reading? Err.... I read a lot of books. Granted they are all non-fiction. The only fiction book I read was Harry Potter. So I don't mind the reading part. I think I can't get to liking visual novels is because they take a long time to get going. And I get it. They're trying to establish things. Setting up the world, the characters, and so on. But it takes way too long for me. And here is where it gets weird. I am currently making a visual novel. Like I said, I want to like them. So even if I can't get through one I still want to make one myself. I just hope mine doesn't make someone bored too.
  5. I'm editing my comment as the issue has already been solved by the mods.
  6. Aside from my webtoon, (mentioned in a past blog post here.) I am also working on a visual novel game called Super Detectives (working title). I stress the "game" as I want it to have some gameplay and not just be a book. And here is the synopsis: For previous readers of old my blog, (which is now abandoned) this sounds familiar. The story was taken from a discontinued project of mine with the same name. Which was supposed to be a motion manga. However, I realized a emi-animated manga is quite a big challenge. And now is not the time for something that difficult. So I decided to switch to a more realistic project. Which is visual novels. I decided to re-use the story as I felt it had good potential. Not to mention it still works as a visual novel. And now, instead of just watching it. You get to be part of it. An advantage videogames have over TV shows. Super Detectives is still under development. And I will be posting my progress in this blog. But here are a few screenshots of the visual novel. Thank you for reading this!
  7. Single Since Birth is a webtoon that is currently uploaded to Webtoons.com (https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/single-since-birth/list?title_no=401158) Here is the synopsis: I was on You Tube one day when I saw a video that caught my eye. The title read, What happened to the man who married a hologram? The groom in the thumbnail seemed familiar. Then I remembered a news article in the past about a Japanese man who married an anime character. Turns out, it was the same guy. So I got curious and clicked on the video. I got pretty emotional after watching that. It wasn't really pity. I did not feel sorry for the guy as he actually seemed happy with his decision. Instead, I felt inspired. I wanted to make a story about a genuinely nice guy who would eventually find love. That they don't have to settle for an imaginary character. And there is no need to escape into fantasy. I know there are more guys like him out there and I wanted to let them know that it's okay. You will find true love. So what do you think of the video? Or his decision to marry a fictional character?
  8. I think creating a new blog is currently the best way. So it's okay. Thank you for the help and we can consider this issue closed.
  9. When was that screenshot taken? Was it recent? I have the Report Entry only.
  10. I don't think there is a way to delete blog posts and blogs? Or can an admin delete them for me? I want to re-do my AF blog here but keep the blog title.
  11. Space Dandy Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
  12. Finished with the plot for my murder-mystery serial killer visual novel. Not done with writing though as I have to finish the plot for my webtoon now. Working on multiple projects isn't usually recommended but it is darn fun.

  13. Thank you for the shout out. But yes that is pretty varied. Some of those shows aren't on my website at all. But just to add to the above recommendations: The Vision of Escaflowne Golden Time Honey and Clover Touch Maison Ikkoku Sword Art Online Kids on the Slope
  14. Started watching mystery videos on You Tube. I need some ideas so I can come up with a good mystery story. Unfortunately, I also came across some creepy real-life mysteries.... 😬



      Oh man, I am also trying to write a mystery book. I would recommend watching some mystery anime to inspire, currently I am trying to find some good ones for myself I haven't already seen but Higurashi is imo the greatest mystery anime ever; you should watch that if you haven't already, it's sure to get the creative juices pumping. 

      I want my mystery book to be based around the historical Unit 731. Some real disturbing stuff. Anyway, gl. 

    2. Ryan Dave Jimenez

      Ryan Dave Jimenez

      You're writing a book? How many pages is it gonna be? That's way harder. Mine is only a story for a visual novel.

      But yeah I've started consuming some mystery media for a week now. I now have nightmares. 😆



      Oh, I'm writing like 8 books. A lot I know, lol. I've written multiple chapters for some and only outlines for others but I aim for 150 pages minimum on every book I write. If they end up multiple hundreds of pages that's fine by me but no less than 150. 

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