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Dopple

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In Topic: ♥ ♥ ♥ Rengar ♥ ♥ ♥ cute kitty

04 July 2020 - 03:15 PM

Been trying some quick doodles. The kind where you grab a pen and just go, letting yourself mess up as much as you like. About 90% of the hands I draw are mangled. Eh, just try again. Anatomy is deeply complex, and there's a lot more to it than proportions. Stuff's gonna look rubber and crooked sometimes, it's OK.
 
When I was younger, I'd get these occasional bouts of feeling awful about not being as good as I should be. Nowadays, I don't really care. After growing a bunch of skills from scratch, my perspective from those years ago is more or less settled:

Draw an owl. Then draw another owl. Then draw 100 owls. If you're somewhat critical while doing this, you can trust that mistakes will eventually correct themselves. For this reason, I don't get worried or upset about learning how to code. Sometimes it's a frustrating process, but that's just part of it. My comp sci friends can give up on me all they like!
 
Eventually I became a career software developer, because the process is the same. The good news is, you just have to put in time and focus. The bad news is that you have to put in time and focus. Either way, having a little more patience is more productive than beating yourself up.
 
Well, that's my solo soap boxing for now. Till next time.
 
 
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In Topic: Japan's top 50 vgm of all time

04 July 2020 - 12:57 PM

A very special arrangement of Balto by our friends SUPER JOHN BROTHERS, complete with the crowded eatery ambiance that's reminiscent of Lahan. How did I not find it before!?

 

 

While we're at it, here's their version of Time's Scar. I've watched this multiple times and only recently realized that our man Yasunori Mitsuda is on stage playing right along with them (fourth from the left, guitarist). Take that, random commenter who says everybody wants to do their own thing with Time's Scar.

 

 

I really wish these guys released more CDs.


In Topic: I commissioned a piano arrangement

25 May 2020 - 12:48 AM

Economy is bad and I'm losing my job! Here's some more music I commissioned.

 

 

Dungeon - The Lost King's Sceptre has a dope melody that everybody wants to arrange when they hear it, except that nobody has heard of this track.

 

Special thanks to Mr. McEvilly who put up with my fussing over that one note, which is missing from the primary source (~0:02). There's a few (many) versions of Dungeon, most of which contain said note... except that one, for reasons beyond me. Darn but the melody isn't complete without it. I love that note. Fortunately, it has returned in the audio for the piano cover. Rejoice!


In Topic: ♥ ♥ ♥ Rengar ♥ ♥ ♥ cute kitty

29 March 2020 - 02:19 PM

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Also hi. Work doesn't leave me with much energy, so here's my first and possibly only drawing this year, happy WoW character portraits for 2020. Not Worse:tm: clause still applicable.


In Topic: [Anime] What did you watch today?

13 January 2020 - 02:41 AM

My brother was watching an episode of Cheat Magician. Jesus, it's like everything I hated about late 2000s anime made a comeback.

 

> MC walks into a room where a female character is undressing

 

Why doesn't he knock??? Oh that's right, then THIS SCENE wouldn't happen.

 

Nakama BS, fanservice gags, teleported-into-another-world premise, no-personality Gary Stu, harem wankery, it's alllllllllll here, distilled into 100% derivative garbage juice. If they pulled out some random isekai fanfiction and gave it a show, it couldn't be worse. I suppose that's literally what Cheat Magician is, though. Some random bottom of the barrel isekai fanfiction that somehow got a show.