first the aesthetic generator….. now the fursona generator!! if u have ever wondered what your fursona would be or you want a change, now u can discover the fursona Of Your Dreams…. (warning for some body horror text!)
"shimmering lilac walrus. it wears louboutin heels. it comes from a long line of royalty"
hm uhm hm yea
ancient wolf. it constantly drips with a tar-like black substance. it carries a nail bat.
sweaty jellyfish. it loves to wear combat boots with cute stickers all over them. it flickers in and out of this plane of reality.
"shimmering lilac sloth. it uses reddit but won’t admit it. it wears incredibly large and impractical sunglasses." this is surprisingly close to my old fursona
@duckstapler said: MAN I REALLY DIG ALL YOUR CHARACTERS… good to see taft again… also its too far back on my dash to find + comment but all of the bezrien monsters are little angels. very silent hill in a good way.
AWw, thanks so much man (how have you been?) I always neglect to notice how long the stretches of time are in between my postings of characters because I’m always workin’ with them even if I’m not posting art of them, like shit I haven’t submitted something of Filo since… NOVEMBER? What the heck.
And I made those monsters seven years ago when I was neck-deep in my middle school Silent Hill obsession HA HA~ I hope they’ve gotten their own identity through redesigns but I don’t mind them carrying those SH vibes at all, thanks!
I’ve been doing okay, I’m on skype a lot more often than I used to be so I should be easier to catch if you’re up for chatting sometime.
NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT I HAVEN’T SEEN A FILO IN A WHILE… but I totally get you on the “I haven’t drawn them but THEY’RE ALWAYS BEING WORKED ON IN MY HEART (and never-seen sketchbook)” dealio. That’s pretty much the space most of my characters are occupying at the moment. I used to feel weirdly guilty about not giving all my characters equal public attention but now that I’m into making games I’m more okay with it because YOU’LL GET YOUR TIME TO SHINE EVENTUALLY, ASSHOLE…
I think you’ve done a good job of giving them their own “feel” despite their Silent Hill inspiration. They definitely feel more like creatures than SH’s otherworldy horrors (not that they’re not also horrors but you get me right), like something you could envision stalking around creepy ass wilderness, y’know? And not a single one of them is a sexy nurse!
For those who aren’t a fan of this once-amazing series, The Walking Dead Game has always been lauded for its character diversity (with a wide range of different nationalities and racial backgrounds represented, well-written female characters and characters of all ages and body types featured prominently throughout the game).
In Season 2 we encountered Sarah, a Hispanic 15-year-old girl who is neurodivergent and has trouble coping with the horrors of the new world around her.
Now of course, being a female character and being disabled, she was immediately despised by the majority of the fandom. Slurs were tossed around, people frequently referred to her as “a liability”, and there were frequent posts made on Telltale’s forums, Facebook, Youtube, and elsewhere wishing her dead and hoping for a chance to kill her. This was nothing new - we had seen much of this before, with other female characters in the franchise. However, the ableism was rampant, and people would write essays about how she was “bringing the group down” and why her death would be a “good” thing for the other characters.
(spoilers) Her death came after the player was told several times by a pragmatic character that Sarah was dragging the group down, that she was a weakness, and that she “clearly” didn’t want to live (despite the fact that she screams and cries for help the entire time she’s being eaten). Instead of subverting that character’s pragmatism and showing that people with disabilities can still survive an apocalypse, she is killed even if the player chooses to save her (in a horrible manner, where she is partially crushed under a fallen balcony and then devoured alive by walkers as she screams for help). Her death served to further the already-prevalent fandom belief that disabled people are unnecessary weights holding survivors back, and makes total apocalyptic pragmatism look like a justified belief.
Of course, that made us (Sarah fans) angry and upset, especially considering many of us are ourselves neurodivergent (and several autistic teenage fans headcanoned her as being autistic) and the belief that characters like us are just liabilities is extremely hurtful. But that’s not what’s spurring me to make this post today.
I recently started developing a sequel to Earth Birth called God Blood. Do you have any advice on where to find resources (music, etc.) or anything else to do with making a fangame?
HOT DAAAAAAAMN THAT’S RAD. If you finish that I’m gonna play the shit out of it.
For music, you’re gonna wanna find a variety of weird stuff so it’s hard to point in any one direction. That said, the electro-industrial genre might be a good place to start, and one of my many life regrets is that I rediscovered King Missile too late to include a King Missile song in Earth Birth. I wish I could give you some more useful advice on sniffing out music but I had a lot of help from Uveggetis on gathering the musics as he is something of a conisseur.
As for more general Space Funeral fangame creation, I found that following whims and taking inspiration from dreams you had but don’t quite understand gave favorable results. Too much planning creates a different vibe from the one you probably want; the parts of Earth Birth I am least happy with are the ones I spent too much time thinking about. That’s not to say you want to write completely random poopy garbage, but you’ll want to have your subconscious do a lot of the heavy lifting here to set the right tone. Let your mind go on tangents, pursue the thoughts you think that make you go “wait what” when you realize what you thought!
Oh, and be sure to top it off with a strangely comparatively coherent end theme if you want to keep in SF tradition.
I’m guessing you’re asking for clarification about this post/the identities of the mentioned games? I’ve been ruminating on the arc of my life where I played them some lately, so I’ll tell a story while I’m at it.
The fangames are Legend of Zelda: Fallen Sage, Legend of Zelda: Time’s Menagerie, and the unreleased (and quite well publicized!) Hyrule: Total War. The first two are straight up rpg maker games with almost no resemblance to the LoZ series aside from featuring Link, a whole lot of gohma, and a sprinkling of very strange interpretations of the seven sages. The lastest one, as some people might have already seen/heard, is a sprawling Total War mod.
They’re… pretty bad. Very little to do with Zelda, buggy, poorly written, with more genocide and underwear fetishism than you can shake a deku stick at. And oh boy are they pretentious, despite the crazy amount of plot holes and completely forgotten plot arcs. Oh, and did I mention in game #2 just about every female character talks about how uncomfortable their underwear is and how it’s giving them a wedgie at least once? Mmm, subtle. I can’t say much about Hyrule Total War because it’s still a work in progress, but from the cutscene clips he’s posted on youtube it doesn’t look like his writing has matured much, if at all.
it’s okay to enjoy disney movies with same-face female character design.
as long as you are aware that disney is consistently producing female characters with the same facial structures for a reason — on the basis that they have to look “pretty” and thus presenting a one-face beauty standard.
you don’t have to apologize for liking tangled or frozen or wanting to see big hero six but please do not defend same-face character design there is no excuse
It was originally published on Fanfiction.net (aka where fanfiction goes to die).
E.L. James’ pen name was Snowqueens Icedragon because of course it was.
Snowqueens Icedragon does not use quotation marks.
She does, however, make up expressions like "my very small inner goddess sways in a gentle victorious samba" and “I can almost hear his sphinx-like smile through the phone.”
They spend more time filling out sex-related paperwork than they do actually having sex.
This is my reaction to all of the sex scenes:
Because the human body doesn’t work like that.
This is my reaction to everything else:
Because the english language doesn’t work like that.
The 50 Shades of Grey trailer just dropped, so here’s a link to the original Twilight fanfiction that the book is “based” off of, because if you’re gonna read the book before you see the movie you might as well read it in its original format.
i got through three pages before i had to stop or risk throwing my laptop across the room
he makes bella blam just from blowing on her titty
hyrule warriors is just so surreal to me because it’s so much like a fangame series i played with its “include EVERYTHING” attitude, wartime theme, and addition of corsets where they do not belong. hopefully hyrule warriors won’t have so much #rape, #pedophilia, bondage fetish stuff, utterly tactless grimdark, underwear fetish stuff, genocide, and deus ex machina resolutions to plots tho. hopefully
HAVE THEY BEEN TALKING ABOUT DOING THAT NOOOOO i like that too i really liked that when i was a kid it was my favorite thing :((((
I don’t think they’ve actually been talking about it but there are rumors circulating. They’re probably 100% bullshit and just wishful thinking on the part of “Sheik is a guy” fans, but I wish I could be sure. Nintendo is pretty adamant about Sheik being Zelda, but I don’t know enough about the Dynasty Warriors team to know if they’ll respect that. Hopefully such a severe dingus move wouldn’t even be allowed by Nintendo.
glad to see ruto as a playable character in hw though, here’s hoping they don’t write her as “a preppy bitch” like the common fan interpretation because the common fan interpretation is rife with misogyny and “other girls vs me” grade bs :(