Leon's Microblog – May 2024

• No way to give layers (e.g. sketch layers) a different palette to other layers • 90% of the built-in palettes are just flat-out bad • Doesn't have the Clip Studio Paint poseable 3D figures [⚠️This user is NITPICKING⚠️ – Find out more ]
Current Aseprite issues:…… surprisingly few! Most I can come up with is: • Gradient fills are baked in immediately, so if you ever want to adjust them, you need a separate layer for each + a flat layer below them to use for the replacement fill
"In 1840 […] Napoleon's body was exhumed and found to be well preserved as it had been sealed in four coffins (two of metal and two of mahogany)[…]"
*looks at the Wikipedia photos for the capital of St Helena* Now that's a SimCity challenge level
*remember's with a grocer's apostrophe that The Underside Preview 3 had Longcat as an enemy and Johnny Fiveaces as a boss* Truly, the ZeroRanger of platformers
Anomalous object of paradimensional phenomena: Makeship plush of Ip from The Underside
If NSG does ban Hoshiko (the card) to keep Standard going until April, they should make it a fun event to look forward to. Lean into the spectacle. Wait until October, then drop a 20 sec trailer. Post daily 500-word fiction leading up to the day. It'd be an anticlimax otherwise.
I'll always remember Outer Wilds for having possibly the most blatant "hidden in plain sight" secrets I've seen, in the sense of one thing that you see 5-to-20 times before you notice it's something you should investigate (not because you're ever directly told to investigate it).
Puchi Carat 🤝 Void Stranger Launching it for the first time and then swiftly posting screenshots of the hot animal woman 12 minutes later
Balatro players calling scored chips "damage" has the same energy as board game players calling winning victory points "lethal".
More saliently, if you start from the front lobby and constantly take the highest door in each area, you'll eventually reach an area in close proximity to the final Bowser, vaguely reflecting SM64's progression. A rule-of-thumb of "upward = progress" can be of aid elsewhere, too.
B3313 may come across as and be cast as a largely unnavigable web of meaningless symbols, but in my experience there are a few pinches of internal logic. For instance, there are no "basement-coded" areas which have exits leading downward, or which suggest further floors below.
I'll always admire The Beginner's Guide, despite its simplicity, for inspiring strange and rare thoughts and reactions from everyone who plays it.
PUCHI CARAT 2 Instruction Manual 1. Story Flourite Aqua Berylmarine, the main character of Puchi Carat, wakes up one morning to discover that her prized Clothing Hoard has been stolen by the Kremlings, led by the kooky King K. Ro
You thinking I'm referring to Nervous Delivery, Go Go West or Bad Moon: 🙋‍♀️ Me, smiling contentedly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4TctM5on-Y
The Javascript Switch Statement Flowchart: 1) Notice this next block involves matching on a single variable 2) Start writing a switch block 3) Realise I have to write 'break' before every single freaking case minus 1 because this isn't Rust 4) GO-GO-GADGET ELSEIF CHAIN 5) END
Person who thinks the puzzles in Void Stranger are too hard: Person who thinks the puzzles in Void Stranger are too inconsistent: Person who thinks all of stage 4 in ZeroRanger should have been in loop 2: "It just feels like a disappoi
A momentous shift has transpired… I used to find Aseprite unusable, until an absolute gamechanger just happened: I found a custom theme that, I kid you not, *made the UI text not look like absolute trash*… Now things are going to be different from now on…
Had another one of those warming moments when you listen to some track on one of your playlists for the first time in almost a year and suddenly think "Oh, hang on, I live in a world where this music exists. Incredible." (This time it was Isaac Albéniz - Córdoba)
Watching Netrunner
Imagining if Void Stranger's statues had randomised abilities like NetHack potions, and you had to identify them by trying various game actions on them. Also imagining if Void Stranger had 9 different randomised collectable idols and only one had the locust idols' ability.
I have the opinion that if you want to make a postmodern NetHack successor, then you'd make a game that A) heavily involves item identification, B) heavily incentivises identifying as much of the item pool as possible to win, C) heavily minimises everything else about NetHack.
Thinking about how much of optimal NetHack earlygame play comes down to arcane item identification rituals… dipping daggers in potions, dropping rings down plugholes, scratching words on the floor with wands, kicking small rocks to check for supernatural weight…
Writing cyberpunk is easy. Give everyone robot arms, and you've solved the hologram touchscreen gorilla-arm issue. Flying cars is fixed by setting everything in space colonies. VR hacking involves fighting RPG monsters because games are the only software that actually works.
Reminiscing about older, simpler times in search results misinformation https://twitter.com/frozenpandaman/status/1122087202769362944
Pizza glue is a 90s point-and-click adventure game item.
TypeScript is blowing my mind, which is to say that it's blowing my mind that if I want to access static properties on an instance via .constructor, I can't do it because by default .constructor's type is just Function, so I have to freaking do this:
Now that early MS-DOS is open-sourced, the filenames can finally be upgraded to 8.4.
Honestly a lot of the "story" levels in Super Meat Boy (mainly the middle worlds) aren't really that great, especially when you're still starting out, and I felt like the Steam version's custom level portal was always where the "real game" began… and I guess still does…
Someone reminded me of Super Meat Boy, so inexplicably I replayed a few of my old custom levels… The concept behind this one's still great.
*suddenly remembers the MacinTalk text-to-speech voices from 1995* But why tho
Decided to check out TopatoCo dot com, the store named after a character from the webcomic "Wigu", for the first time in over a decade, and am getting a lot of thrills out of the fact you can buy Bigtop Burger merch, Oglaf books and Kate Beaton's memoir from the same shop.
You see, if the player-character in Universal Paperclips had simply invested a couple hundred dollars in some quality Balatro jokers to exponentially increase paperclip output, it would have saved a lot of time and resources in the long run.
People are doing some "challenge MTG players to evaluate Netrunner cards" content lately, but they're not fully tapping the really funky-sounding card text. Like, how much do you fetch-cracking bird-bolters think THIS piece of nonsense is good or not
It's a little bit of a lost opportunity that Netrunner got chess cards printed in 2013 but didn't make Rook a fracter, Knight a killer and Bishop a decoder. The symbology would have lined up so well…
Which Netrunner code gate ICE is this
When I go on the Twitter timeline and scroll down more than 2h ago it stops giving linear-ordered tweets and starts just putting in unordered For You shavings. So now the only way to actually get the tweets in order is to search "include:nativeretweets" from "People you follow".
Hot tech tip for no one but myself: if you find certain parts of Electron apps (like the dev tools console) are in black-and-white because you have high contrast mode enabled in Windows, the easy way to fix it is to add --disable-features=ForcedColors as a command line switch.
Why does the Wikipedia article for Beethoven's 5th have a Lore section. Why does the
Ethical choices in games are when a character says "Oh, s⭐️⭐️t", and if you collect the stars, their expletive will be fully exposed to all the world… Do you continue your journey, or dare pray that they might have said "soot"?
Vicrosoft Code
The illusion of free will
*changes eldenring.exe to .zip and opens it, only to find a single text file reading "You don't have the right"* Hmm, should've expected that
"You can get the source code to Balatro by just renaming the .exe to .zip and opening it" is so funny to think about. Imagining Elden Ring working like this
Super Mario 64 is usually thought of as a fairly "modern"-designed game relative to the 90s, but still, two of its level design primitives are "unmarked spots that teleport you" and "unmarked spots that display the numbers 1 to 5 when you touch them and eventually give a star".
Just you wait… I'm going to totally go Story Mode on you (have 2000% more HP than my multiplayer form and use a scripted cutscene attack at half HP)
What does it say about me as a person that my two favourite Deltarune songs are the game over theme and the theme on Deltarune Dot Com's 404 page
. o O ( …Tributary: legal for 8 weeks. Endurance: legal for 8 months… )
Ludwig van Beethoven, revered for generations as "the funny hair composer guy",
*reads Netrunner banlist post* I do say, this makes me ponder if there are any longrunning jokes out there about good Jinteki ice, in particular regarding whether they're allowed to have it or not. Alas, as I am a pure-hearted maiden, such knowledge is far beyond my ken.
Animal Well by George Orfarm. Is this anything. Anyone
Watching the Braid TAS https://youtu.be/v-0RUv3tKso?t=405
Learning about Cricket
*tries to do the Baphomet hands but accidentally does the Chimata from Unconnected Marketeers hands*
Replaying Dicey Dungeons more makes me think Bonus Round (where you get random extra rules) has a lot more staying power than the rest of it… some of the rules are pretty fun to play around (especially the symmetrical ones) and makes me wish it was a bigger part of the game…
Umineko ending spoilers V'z nyfb irel vagrerfgrq va ubj gur punenpgre bs Xvamb va rcf 1-4 vf zber-be-yrff erirnyrq nf ure zbpxvat cnebql bs gur gehr zna, jubfr evat vf ba ure unaq naq jubfr funqbj naq cbjre fgvyy ybbzf bire ure cflpur.
Umineko ending spoilers Bar bs zl zbfg vagrerfgvat gnxrnjnlf bs Orngevpr'f onpxfgbel vf ubj ure zntvp naq crefbanyvgl vfa'g whfg qrevirq sebz Nef Tbrgvn, ohg zber sebz gur freinag/znfgre uvrenepul bs Ebxxrawvzn… ure hfr bs "sheavgher" naq qvfertneq sbe gur inyhr bs uhzna yvsr…
*"who is Sandy Loam" voice* Who is Sandia Warning
Void Stranger spoiler… V cynlrq vg fbba nsgre eryrnfr naq tbg ng yrnfg 6 raqvatf, naq vg gbbx zr hagvy n jrrx ntb gb ernyvfr gung jura gurl fnl "gur ybaryl barf ner xabjyrqtrnoyr", jung gung zrnaf vf gurl bayl trg havdhr qvnybt vs gurer vf rknpgyl 1 bafperra ng ebbz fgneg.
Paper Mario: The Thousand X Resist. Is this anything
Balatro adding "rental jokers" in the latest update is so funny. Only way it could have been funnier is if they were called "subscription jokers" and you had to select a payment option ($3 per round or $8 per ante), one of which was labeled "HOT" arbitrarily.
Retweet if YOU can remember when mousing over the "cross-browser" icon on jquery dot com made the icon spin around!!!
*you hear a frittersome muttering from behind a door with a "BUSY" sign stuck to it* …Dr. Eggman… Egg… Egg is inorganic shell covering living animal… Eggman puts living animals inside inorganic robotics… Hmm… *you slowly back away*
Plasma Deck
Instead of playing the new Balatro balance patch, I am replaying Dicey Dungeons.
"Ten years ago, we had Steve Jobs, Johnny Cash, and Bob Hope. For these defects, and for no other evil, we now are lost and punished just with this: We have no jobs, no cash, and no hope." –– VoidStrangerQuotes​.com
Netrunner players are so laid back… every match I watch has someone asking to redo the whole turn because they weren't 100% optimal, and getting "sure no problem" every time. If you tried that in Magic: The Gathering, the opponent would make the Abbey Matron from Homelands face.
Puzzle and mystery games have to try so hard to convince you that solving puzzles and mysteries is the most sicknasty badass thing you can do in your entire life. And that's why we love them.
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