I haven’t done a whole lot lately, which is why my updates are either shit I wrote years ago, or talking about redesigning the look of this site. Like, I can’t really make a good post about how the last few days have been me either writing game dialogue, jackin’ it, explaining a Simpsons reference to a model, or playing Link’s Awakening and Majora’s Mask (for research) with the sound off, listening to moody indie music or an episode of the Attitude Era Podcast instead. It’s fine to live those events, but dull as shit to read about.
Sorry. I’ll try to make something or do a music post or whatever to break up the monotony.
I’ve spent all freakin’ night trying to redesign this site. I eventually just decided that fuck it, this one works just fine. I replaced some header banners, removing some of the poorly compressed jpeg vid con banners left over from an old blog I had back in like ’06. Also put up a new (temporary) favicon. If the little box by the url isn’t a red exclamation point, let me know so I can strangle someone. And I’m on the sidebar now, looking down on my own content.
A list, from best to worst, of Rolling Thunder and Rolling Thunder-esque Titles
let me level with you tumblr my knowledge of pop culture is so embarrassingly ignorant every time i read a “fuck tyler oakley” post i immediately think “oh no what has tyler the creator done this time”
stay tuned for my next literary masterpiece: a tijuana bible full of poorly scribbled sex scenes featuring flo from the progressive auto insurance commercials where all of the dialogue are lurid text posts pulled from twitter and tumblr made by people who want to bang aj lee.
i do not give a fuck if it is illegal to release, assuming that this book is real and not something i hallucinated due to being up too fucking late
It’s almost a new year, so I was thinking about changing up the site layout, since it’s been the exact same for like three years now. Change might be a good thing.
I also wanted to get a new URL going. I mean, it’s not 2008 anymore, and I’m not some awkward nerd calling himself a punk rocker and thinking that fucking Rise Against are a good band. Rock and Roll Strikes Back sounds incredibly cringeworthy to me at this point, and I wanted something new. But for so many years, I couldn’t figure what to call it. I can’t use my real name, since it’s already been taken by a pub somewhere in England. I didn’t want to use my Tumblr URL because fuck that (and considering that I quit that site over a month ago and literally zero people from that site have spoken to me in that time, it’s very obvious that walking away and never looking back was a good decision). Then a couple nights ago I just said “fuck it, I’ll just use my Twitter handle.” James as Art dot com sounds a little less shitty, takes less time to type, and because it’s shorter, I can link to it on other outlets a lot easier.
But it turns out that the cut-off date for renewing this URL was like a week ago and I didn’t get the e-mail, so we get to keep this name for one more year. Might as well get my money’s worth, you know?
I made a new Mega Man Powered Up level. You can download it right here.
I wrote a text-based vid con about stage 1-1 of Super Mario Brothers in Twine. You should maybe check it out, I don’t know. Whatever.
I had a bunch of shit I wanted to write here. Then I suddenly got really sick out of nowhere. Now I’m just playing SMTIV in between moans of agony due to hella stomach pains.
EDIT: Okay, I guess I actually managed to write something.
I’ve decided to introduce a little structure to my creations. Normally, when designing things, I just make it up as I go along. This is a really, really bad idea that has worked literally only one time before, so I don’t know why I keep doing it.
First things first, I’m starting to actually write out a script. I jot down the name of the character in question, their basic description, and then their lines. The dialogue is put into blocks, so it’s easier to copy and paste it into the game.
Doing this will hopefully make things much easier for me. After all, don’t you want rich, unique characters with profound lines like this?
A while back, I found a blank notebook of graph paper that I stole from my last job. I decided that it would be a good idea to use that paper to draw up my maps, then recreate them by hand in Sword of Moonlight. Using notebooks for vid con stuff isn’t a new concept for me; I still have some notebooks lying around somewhere full of notes I took for games that I had to stop and think about. Somewhere, there is a notebook that’s full of barely-readable scrawls where I’m figuring out every puzzle in Silent Hill 3.
I cannot draw in a straight line, even when the straight lines are provided for me. But this will be a level that you can play.
I know I haven’t really been posting, or posting things of worth lately. I have a good reason, I swear. Actually, no I don’t; I’ve just been playing the XBox 360 version of Resident Evil: Revelations a whole lot. Anyways, I have some codes for Super Smash Brothers demo that everyone is fucking going nuts over. All the people I wanted to give codes to already have them, so I’m just going to post them here. Just remember to use them before the 19th and if you do use one, let me know in the comments so I can cross them off, thanks.
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