Just finished reading 70-Seas and the 70 Seas Extras. It definitely gives a bit more context to certain parts of Latchkey Kingdom! Overall, I enjoyed 70 Seas and right around chapter 10 I started seeing characters that appear somewhat prominently in Latchkey Kingdom. Meanwhile in the Extras there’s a bit more expansion on side characters (Snake Guy, Hilde) and some of the popular characters for patreon art requests that otherwise don’t show up much in LK or 70S’s main comics like the twin sisters and that Barbarian wizard slayer lady.
I will say though, the main comic is pretty solid and has a relatively consistent sense of humor that lines up pretty well with Latchkey Kingdom. The extras shift considerably in tone, though. Some are great. Some just don’t appeal to me. And well, there’s one or two jokes in 70 Seas that aged horribly. But still, overall more than worth $8!
Learned about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltesers for my first time. Added author’s note to B fic from yesterday. Played a LOT of Awesomenauts. Played with 3D Ponymaker and Inkscape.
IRC was unusually quiet for the majority of the day today until late night. Making progress in a FoE Reread. Just now finishing the Shadow of the Ministries massivehuge chapter.
Ran out of TV dinners and hotdogs and whatnot in the fridge for the week’s stay. Need to go shopping for more food at some point. I miss having my meal-plan on-campus. Kinda wish I had bothered to learn to cook.
I spent more than three hours drawing today. It was a lot like my past Puppysmiles artbinges, but with a different character to focus all of my affections and fantasy projections onto. It was fun, and perhaps a little bit inappropriate- I drew some things first and asked permission later, though it worked out in the end- and ultimately helped me figure out a posture that makes starting/stopping drawing with my EP121 much muuuuch easier. Hopefully, this will help me go back and knock out any remaining owed art.
(Given the nature of the art, it will go in my alt-tumblr (Retl2) and wordpress separately.)
Somehow managed to make my chin bleed while typing this. Think I scratched something without paying enough attention to it.
Went to an ACM Student Chapter meeting much earlier today. Turns out some of the guests were not only inviting to hackathon, but invited their OWN guests which were business owners looking to hire for technical software development. Might not be a game job, but darn that’s tempting… But at the time I had the minipanic I described earlier today, and left the room as soon as the meeting ended without talking to the business person. I didn’t want to accidentally make too bad a first impression by approaching wrong at the tail end of a meeting that showed to more out of hope to meet my team mates and maybe have some free pizza than for the meeting. 😡
Aaaand, now I’m off to watch the Super Mario Bros. Movie.
Spent six hours working on a Candy.Red Q-Type prototype in Unity. Nothing polished, but I think it gets across general the idea of what kind of game I’m trying to make. In its current state, the most fun thing to do is to knock the attacking block high up into the air and try to meet up up and knock it around some more.
Did some doodles on the bus. I’ll post those later. Reread FoE Heroes from mid chapter 7 to the start of 10. 9 has the first time inside Clips and Clops, though he had been seen from outside prior. 9 is also where a certain weapon gets its name. 9 is also where a certain pair of ponies were dresses. It’s a fun chapter. I thought I had more to say about it, but it slipped from my mind.
I made a somewhat ponified quadruped version of Candy.Red as part of my pitch for Games Programming II.
Tried to draw Puppysmiles drunk from licking too much salt based on some IRC chat I missed while at classes. It didn’t go great.
Met with SSE group to schedule when to meet and discussed game concepts that we could make. Met with advisor to get a DER in person. Forgot to get it SIGNED. Applied for graduation. There’s something weird with my credit thanks to my transferring in so I may end up having to petition for that.
Did some pencil doodles during class. Did not scan them.
Lost track of my PH reread. I think I’m somewhere in chapter 39 now? Started listening to FoE Heroes again during lunch breaks. Started on chapter 5 three days ago. Back up to chapter 7 now… or is it 9? Whichever one where Silver fights the really bad guy after getting caught doing work for the mustangs. Stopped not long after she finished fithing the big guy in the cage match and then was reminded that she had a job to finish.