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Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

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  • Re: Questions, Discussion, Tutorials

    It's only $120 a year if all you want is the program and not a bunch of other dumb nonsense on top of it. (https://creative.adobe.com/plans)

    Which doesn't make it as cheap as some of the other options listed, but even though I hate the subscription model as a matter of principle*, I also can't say that's some terrible or unreasonable price. I kinda assume that it's affordable enough that anyone who can afford a computer powerful enough to run it decently in the first place, isn't going to find being out $10 a month a huge burden.

    *(I stuck with PS7 for 10 years before upgrading, so when I got PS6 I just bought the full non-subscription version because even at $700, at the rate I upgrade it'll come out cheaper in the long run).
    NightDragonAmmalineBrolo
  • Re: Want [chat] liberation?

    The secret's out, AoB is Animal from the muppets.

    Eh, I'll take it.

    Unrelated, I'm learning that having one of your tumblr posts (in this case a tutorial post) get reblogged a bunch is jolly exciting, until you realize that none of that results in anyone actually looking at the rest of your stuff. Sempai The blogosphere is never gonna notice me at this rate.

    EDIT: Is it normal to feel a kinda warm grossness wash over you after staying awake for too long, or is it just me?
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  • Re: Questions, Discussion, Tutorials

    I like SAI and its paint blending, but I don't think it's a replacement for Photoshop either.

    At risk of sounding like a Adobe fanboy, I think there are many good options and all these programs have their merits and little things they do better than any other program and we could spend all day making feature comparison spreadsheets about them all, but I'd say that if you just want to buy one art program ever and be sure that what you're getting will do 95% of what you'll ever need to do, just bite the bullet and get Photoshop (for pure drawing you might just want to go back a few versions to save money, but for animation getting CS6 or CC is a good bet since it'll let you use the great AnimDessin extension). And if you ever aspire to work professionally, you'll probably have to buy it to learn how to use it anyway, so in the end you probably wouldn't be saving that much money by plonking down for some cheaper programs first.

    It's kinda like Windows and PC games. There are a lot of different OSes out there that a lot of people personally prefer because they're better at this or that, or they might be cheaper or faster, and yeah they all can run some games and there are things you can do to run more games on 'em and whatever...but if you really want to play PC games, eventually it's just going to be easier to get a Windows box and know that pretty much all the games you might want to play are just going to work on it without having to do anything special, and so that's what most people wind up doing. Photoshop is ubiquitous because it's robust enough that for the vast majority of 2d art tasks, it just works.

    Is it overkill for your needs? Is it too expensive? Maybe, but I'll assume you're not risking being thrown out on the street if you blow a whopping $10 a month on it, either.
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  • Re: Questions, Discussion, Tutorials

    ChicoBlue wrote: »

    Boxesboxesboxes.
    Spoiler:

    ChicoBlueNightDragonbombardier
  • Re: Want [chat] liberation?

    Kallisti wrote: »
    How do you politely tell a friend the reason they aren't getting a response is because of their terrible English and grammar? How do you tell someone when they've already made it clear that they don't wish to improve? Or should you tell them? I just.. want to slam my head against a wall. Repeatedly. I've helped in the past, but knowing now that they choose not to help themselves improve in any way starts to go against my convictions.

    Maybe you just need to raise the bar higher. Try sending them this message:
    Fie! Pray, I beseech thee, sirrah! Thy foulest assault upon language hath offended every ear and eye in every village. Wherefore thou art content to be labelled ruffian, villain, barbarian- marry, I know not. Mark my words, thou would be driven from this land but fain should the people find their courage.
    But hark, it needs not be so. Surely thy mind has not fundamental fault, and having mind to comprehend the speech of thy betters, thou must have also wit to emulate that same finer speech. Nay, thou merely must retrieve from thy soul those virtues thee has oft ignored: patience and courtesy to thy fellow man. Should thee make habit of considering thy words as to be understood, thee should find thyself being considered not simply possessed of finer tongue but of finer character. How unfortunate that such easy gains to one's stature goes denied, all too often.
    Prithee heed my warning, lest thee find thyself cast out like a leper, being made to dwell amongst the beasts rather than have thy verbal aggression be suffered by civilized men.

    Bonus points if you scribe the message on parchment and send it via horseback courier.
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