[TRENCHES] Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - Learned It From You

GethGeth LegionPerseus VeilRegistered User, Moderator, Penny Arcade Staff, Vanilla Staff vanilla
edited June 2014 in The Penny Arcade Hub
Learned It From You

Learned It From You

We Don’t Like That Color


Five days before a major project was set to go live I finally received a list of what was needed (that had been requested for a month). I created a mock-up and presented it to the people who needed to sign off on it, who gave me the good to go.

I was then informed that they would not be able to give me a specific list of requests because they didn’t know what they were actually going to use until the day of. Which meant I had to create and render out the entire list, 88 animated elements. Which I did, spending the better part of three days living at work to do so.

The day before they were set to go live one of the higher ups comes to look at them and decides “You know, I don’t actually like that font colour that’s used in all the animations. How hard would it be to change?”

“It’s impossible.”

“Well can you change it?”

“Can you give me a list of which of the 88 elements you plan to use so I can focus on those?”

“Well we don’t know what we’re going to need until the day of.”

Cue spending a frantic 24 hours attempting to crank out as many of them as I possibly could. I cut the times down, dropped the resolutions left, right and center, but somehow I managed to push out all 88.

The big night arrives.

They used four of them.


Geth on


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    Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User, Moderator mod
    I learned it by watching YOU, dad!


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    streeverstreever Registered User regular
    Cora's increase in expressiveness is resonating with me! Very nice.

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    kismesisterkismesister Mu Bellevue, WARegistered User regular
    Ty Halley is killing it with this current arc.

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    ruzkinruzkin Registered User regular
    Ty's got the ball and is on a clear sprint across the field. Loving his work so far.

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    CyrixCyrix Registered User regular
    More fake Tales! Not only is this story so vague and lacking in details it screams BS from the beginning, but if you are a digital artist and don't know how to replace a color in your art, you don't deserve to get paid.

    Seriously, how could it be impossible to CHANGE A FONT COLOR? DID YOU PAINT YOUR MOCKUPS?!?

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    Ori KleinOri Klein Registered User regular
    edited June 2014
    I was given bogus authority (responsibility without compensation) by the authority (management) and made the "warden" of my work team.
    Oh, they thought of me like that alright.
    And then after I got tired of it, I ditched it all up and acted as brattish as rest of my team did.
    The team didn't care, though.
    Management did, though.

    Different industry. But still trenchie and sucky.

    Ori Klein on
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