Hi there everybody, my name's Séamus, and I live in Edinburgh, Scotland with my partner and two cats. Lovely to meet you all!
My passions are mainly music, illustration, design, gamedev, tabletop role-playing, rock climbing, vegan cooking and figuring out how to live well with bipolar.
I'll be using this account to post about my creative work, blather about game design, and make notes about mental health.
mental health, post-gig blues Show more
It just struck me that whereas previously I'd play gigs, get a massive high, and then have my brain chemistry be agonisingly fucked for weeks afterwards; after the show last weekend I just kind of floated down from said high and became a functional human again.
I can't really overstate how nice it feels to go out and have a good time, and still be in full control of myself afterwards. Still eternally grateful for the year of therapy I got free on the NHS.
Proud to say that almost everything I've been working on for the new live set has been done exclusively on Surge. Open source is love. Surge's FM and wavetable stuff lets you go deeeeep.
Oh god I'm playing a show supporting Grendel in a few days and I am terrified. Not worked on music for nearly five years now, why the hell did I agree to this arrrrggghhhhh
I'm really looking forward to Torque 3D finally releasing 4.0. It's so cool to me that the codebase that powered Starsiege Tribes is still being updated, and will soon get a new version featuring a modern DX11 physically-based renderer, global illumination, and a behaviour tree plugin. All licensed under MIT.
aimless grumbling Show more
I've been on holiday from my day job for nearly two weeks now, and I haven't done a single creative thing. It's frustrating when I have so many ideas that I want to get down on paper, or pixels, but when the opportunity presents itself to work on them I just falter every time.
Impostor syndrome is awful, but I have to admit to being envious of the people who get far enough with their ambitions to actually have it!
I don't really find Star Citizen as a 'game' too compelling, but it's also the only game I've played where I've just happily sat on an in-game public transportation system and watched the world go by. It's kind of magical. I think this piece of music really helps sell that feeling of lonely contemplation.
@jplebreton My big, huge, utopian dream for humanity is, "Be the first known species to not drown in its own filth when given the chance." I am trying to look the Great Filter in the eye and shout, "Someone's gotta be first you bastard"
Overconfidence in the specific path or overall rate of technological process serves capitalist expansionism. You can perpetrate all kinds of harmful shit if you believe tech is going to take care of the externalities later. That doesn't mean don't dream of better possibilities, just don't assume that scifi concept X is eventually going to become a reality simply because you really want it to.
@switchingsocial Brave's founder and CEO (formerly of Mozilla until ousted) donated $1,000 in support of Prop 8 in California, banning marriage equality. Not one penny should go to him.
broken bones, phantom limbs
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