Updated my website, after a long time away from it: https://amorphic.space/
It had been long enough since I used my own site generator tool that I had to refactor parts of it to remember how it worked. The good(?) news is, after 2 years of procrastinating, I'm finally figuring out how to create an RSS feed for it.
A friend and I are thinking of doing some writing together, and we've spent some time now looking at the current state of collaborative writing tools. This search is made harder by the fact that:
1. said friend doesn't program, and my normal strategy of 'put everything into a text editor and use version control' is a hard sell
2. both of us dislike Google Docs.
At any rate, this has been a surprisingly deep rabbit hole. I'm resisting the temptation to make my own collaborative writing app.
me in mid 2021: I think I’m done with fanfiction and will go back to making games
me in mid 2022: I was not done with fanfiction. (I’m still not done with fanfiction)
Anyway, hello. It’s been a year and some change. In that time all of my internet habits were upended again.
I’ve continued to lurk here because I enjoy this space. I haven’t talked much (at all), and I probably will still be quiet for some time, but I am here.
I drew the font: https://amorphous.itch.io/beholden
I'm pretty satisfied with it; it looks reasonably good at display sizes, and has a certain character to it.
I didn't get as far into pixel hinting or the details of typography as I could've, though. At small sizes, the letters aren't always the same pixel height. There's a lot of details to typography that I'm still rough around.
...but in the course of making it, I didn't document any of my process! Alas.
I mostly fell out of the habit of documenting my process at all. Constantly trying to get back into that.
The solo tabletop game is actually complete, and can be found at https://amorphous.itch.io/two-stand-to-fall
I hadn't really contemplated making tabletop games before April, but a friend sent me a link to a solo tabletop system and a game jam associated with it, and convinced me to give it a try. We designed this game together.
This discovery comes from a few confused messages I got today from people asking about new music releases.
But I suppose it did remind me that, yes, I did make music at one point, and that I could actually release some of it.
Today I found out that there's a musician who uses the name 'Amorphous' that got very viral recently on Twitter and now I'm having a lot of Thoughts about names and the like.
If / when I publish my own music, I wonder what name I should publish them under. It seems more conventional for musicians to create multiple monikers than for the other creative fields I frequent.
I put up a page on my site about my explorations with making a Raspberry Pi server: https://amorphic.space/tinderbox/
Might do the same with my forays into Linux in a few days. I'm still uncertain that I won't just break everything.
(I just used the default Manjaro XFCE image. I don't trust myself enough to customize too much - the first time I tried to slim down the install I managed to mess up the bootloader, and had to reinstall the whole thing)
Especially since both Godot and Unity have Linux support for their editors.
(I have never gotten too far into this line of thought because the idea of having to choose a version of linux and figure it out has always been too much inertia to overcome)
My current project path:
Decided to make a short Unity narrative game -> needed to write a parser to get my script format into Unity -> oh, some features I wrote are useful for my site parser. I should update my website -> time to look into webservers -> I found my old raspberry pi, so let's install NextCloud and Syncthing on it
...I now have an updated website and a cool new server, but I haven't actually made my narrative game?
The only useful thing I’ve done with this so far is change the css of the web interface...
I successfully got NextCloud up and running! (After bricking and reflashing the pi once.)
I don’t have a case for this, so it’s probably going to just live on the floor for now...
confused person // they, them, theirs. I make things with computers. Mostly weird games, web things, art, and prose. Sometimes music and keyboards.
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