I had no idea there was a Roman god of nocturnal thunder, and it makes me inexplicably happy.
I get the generic noisy terror of the night concept, but this is oddly specific, to the point that "His precise nature was unclear even to Ovid."
Release Notes for v0.6.3.0: https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/498310/view/3059602640247548697 #gamedev #indiedev #voxel #godotengine
I have no idea what my brain did while I was sleeping but I woke up with the utterly silly idea of making an erotic interactive fiction with Twine written exclusively in #TokiPona.
Except the more I think about it, the less silly it sounds. It might be a pretty interesting challenge to use a limited number of imprecise words with no gender to describe scenes that can be understood in different ways depending on what you imagine is actually happening.
Reading "Simple and Sinister", the kettlebell training program by Pavel Tsatsouline, who is known for introducing this "ancient Russian weapon against weakness" to the West.
"This program is as simple and sinister as the kettlebell itself. I owe its name to a U.S. counterterrorist operator who used it to describe my system. I have been refining it ever since, making it even simpler while keeping it sinister."
If I get hurt, at least I'll do so having a good laugh :)
After 40 days of 15 minutes standard musical keyboard practice, I'm getting used to it, but I still think it's one of the most hostile interfaces ever, needlessly complex despite its apparent simplicity and designed to be as physically painful as possible to use.
I know it has a long history and that it's the result of countless iterations, but I hate it nonetheless. I'm sure every musician secretly hates it.
Do you know what it reminds me of? Computers.
I spent parts of January working on a new kind of search engine. Instead of indexing the unfathomable internet, it focuses on enabling search for neighbourhoods of related websites—webrings, or other kinds of topically similar sites.
I'm thinking about recording a short RAV Vast loop every day to track my progress and spread joy, but I'm not sure if I can handle such a commitment yet.
Though when I remember that in 2017, I designed and posted a new level for my walking simulator / journal every single day, including music, I guess I can do anything slightly less crazy.
Some fellow #TokiPona speakers have decided to publish a magazine, and it's pretty cool: https://liputenpo.org/2021/02/01/lipu-tenpo-nanpa-akesi/ (my reading speed is painfully slow, so this is perfect for practice!)
Not sure how to call the mental space you're into when you're drawing while listening to your own in-progress music in the background.
Two different projects, two different goals, yet both are deeply interwoven, not only because you're creating both, but because they speak to each other and feed on each other through you.
After four days with my RAV Vast, I'm getting the Hang of it.
(sorry for the terrible pun, I couldn't resist.)
Computers ate my soul.
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