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Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf, Neutral Good Almighty God-King – joined 11 years ago Thoughts on New Site..XXX.XXX6 years ago
Have I seemed to think that way about the people left behind, like it's wrong for them to feel that way and that they should just shut up, or something like that? I didn't mean to come across that way.

I remember one post to someone called something like ChaosTheory, where I replied rather dismissively, but that's because he replied stubbornly as if unwilling to listen to any reasoning ('no matter what you say, I won't listen because I didn't get what I wanted') and rated the explanation I'd taken the time to write with a red orb, which was sort of like spitting in my face. He also has a history of suspected multiple accounts and trolling.
My response wasn't meant to suggest that I thought that way about everyone, or even more than one person; I was just annoyed at that specific individual.

I certainly understand that people would feel left out, and I'm sorry about that and don't like it at all, but it's just not practical or safe to let everyone in yet. I considered letting in *more* people in some kind of 'second wave', but too many people already know the link for me to be able to pick only certain people... The Join page on the new site is currently disabled, but if I enable it again, I have no idea who would join.

Anyway, I've not been posting here because I'm trying to handle enough things as it is... I feel like a parent with a new child and two jobs in the middle of a divorce, and like this site is an older child who now feels neglected since the baby needs so much maintenance, the jobs take the rest of the time, and the divorce is making me an emotional wreck. Or something like that. o_O

I say that because the new site does need more maintenance and work, AND I'm trying to work on games, AND I'm going through emotional relationship-related issues at the moment. With all that, I can't manage to keep this place up to date TOO...

I've been meaning to 'open the doors' for weeks now - this 'beta' phase was never meant to last longer than about a week - but everything's been dragging me down and dragging the process out. I'm sorry.

Hopefully it'll be over within a week, but if I, exhausted, finally open the doors after a week, and some psychopathic troll comes along and hacks away at the new site's weak points straight away, I'll... well, I don't know if I could handle that, so I suppose that makes me want to put it off too... I hate that there are people like that in the world, but ugh, there are...

Anyway, I am still making progress. Shouldn't be too long now...
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Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf, Neutral Good Almighty God-King – joined 11 years ago Using Psuedo's Work..XXX.XXX6 years ago
Since you wouldn't be directly selling my work or anything, there's no real problem with this.

Though if you end up somehow making thousands of dollars from it, then donating a fraction of it to me would be a nice thing to do...!
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Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf, Neutral Good Almighty God-King – joined 11 years ago Uhm....hi...XXX.XXX6 years ago
Wow, gasp, and so on! It's been ages! I'm rather surprised to see you again, though I hadn't forgotten you or anything! I suppose I am generally poor at keeping friendships going though, so I never sought you out myself... which makes me feel bad.

We've probably changed so much since we last spoke, whenever that might have been, so I hope that whatever I seem like now and here isn't obnoxious or annoying or anything! Since I may have become more jaded over the last few years and stuff...

Anyway, I'm glad that my games stuck in your memory at all, and I'm glad as well that you can enjoy the newer ones! Hopefully I'll have even more done soon!

And hopefully you'll stick around this site for a while, too! Yes! So hello, again!
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Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf, Neutral Good Almighty God-King – joined 11 years ago The MARDEK Editorial Series: Chapter 5 - And Infront of You!..XXX.XXX6 years ago
While I'm going to refrain from commenting on the actual content of this post, I just want to point out that I've been reading every one of these you've written, and it seems to make me rather more enthusiastic about working on MARDEK 4 than I have been since I released the third chapter!

I wonder whether I could even get to it after Miasmon? It's certainly a possibility, and maybe it's something I should seriously consider.

Even I'm not sure what will happen next in the story though... I can't clearly remember my plans (I'd have to check them), and I'm sure that since it's been so long since I wrote them and I've developed since then, I'll want to make some significant changes. I'll at least try to come up with something adequate though!
Mainly it's the details that are unclear; I know the ending and some major plot events, but not how they're linked, I suppose. So it'll be a surprise to us all, yes! o_O
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Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf, Neutral Good Almighty God-King – joined 11 years ago The Killing Line..XXX.XXX6 years ago
For me, it's all about the *conscious act of killing*; that is, I could never kill a fly because I simply can't bring myself to willingly bring about the end of another living creature's life. I'd not want to die, and I don't assume that any creatures want to die either. They may not 'want' consciously like us or anything, or even think like us by any stretch of the imagination, but just because they're different doesn't mean that they're worthless.

We may have ideas about how they work based on scientific analysis, but we can never truly *know* what it's like to be an insect. Perhaps they do have basic thoughts, desires, primitive feelings. They're certainly nothing like our own, but it doesn't mean that they're merely automata, even if they *seem* that way.
I remember bookmarking this article a while ago because I found it interesting; it's relevant to this topic: [LINK]

I honestly feel bad about killing even bacteria, but it's not something that I do deliberately; I likely kill bacteria and similar things whenever I type on my keyboard, because my *normal actions* bring about their deaths. I simply couldn't be alive without constantly killing loads of them.

But if a fly flies into my room, then the act of killing it would be a conscious, deliberate and optional action. I don't *need* to kill it. It wouldn't even be fair; whatever frustration it might cause me should not cost it its alien little life... It'd be doing infinitely more harm to it than it would be doing to me.

So basically, there is no 'kill line' for me, and I find the mere thought of such a thing deeply unsettling, where people would consider some creatures worthy of death while others are not... I'd just not harm anything intentionally, especially if there was no need and it was merely an inconvenience rather than a threat to my life.
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Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf, Neutral Good Almighty God-King – joined 11 years ago A Religions Discussion Eh?..XXX.XXX7 years ago
A lot of people misuse the word 'agnostic' to mean 'somewhere between theist and atheist', sort of like the 'neutral' on a good-neutral-evil scale or a lawful-neutral-chaotic scale... but that isn't what it is.

Agnosticism is the belief that God or gods are *unknowable*. That is, saying you're agnostic is saying that you believe we can never, ever detail or know anything for sure about gods because they're outside the realm of human reason and investigation. It is a position which says that the question "Does God exist?" can *never* have a definite yes/no answer. It's separate from the (a)theism type of belief and can accompany it. It regards knowledge rather than 'faith'.

Unless you have a positive, significant belief in God or gods, then you are an atheist. Atheism doesn't mean that you think you *know for sure* that there are *definitely no gods*; it just means that you *lack* a particular belief in God or gods.

Four different views could be expressed like this:

Plain theist: "I know for certain that there is a God and I love him with all my heart!! I KNOW God!"
Strong atheist: "I know for certain that there are no gods anywhere, ever!!"
Agnostic theist: "God is beyond human understanding and the universe as we know it, so we can never know for certain whether or not He exists. However, I have faith that he does, and live my life as if he does exist."
Agnostic atheist: "God is forever outside the realm of science, so we can only come up with hypotheses about his existence. I live as if there isn't a God in that I don't devote my life to Him in any way or fearfully follow his rules to avoid his wrath."

So if you reply to the question "Do you believe in God?" with anything other than 'yes', you're most likely an atheist. Maybe an agnostic atheist, but still an atheist.

The word 'atheist' has nasty connotations attached to it in America (you may as well say you are 'Devilspawn', I suppose), which is why a lot of people choose 'agnostic' instead, it seems to me...
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Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf, Neutral Good Almighty God-King – joined 11 years ago A Fire upon the Deep as inspiration for Deliverance?..XXX.XXX7 years ago
That is a weird coincidence!
I've never read or even heard of that book, so I can say for sure that I wasn't directly or indirectly inspired by it.
It does strike me as odd though that even the name 'Peregrin(e)' comes up in both; I assume that in itself would make anyone think it was more than a coincidence!
But unfortunately that is all that it is...

Interesting, though. Maybe it's just something about how stories are formed; they're not entirely chaotic, random affairs, but follow logical paths and there are only a limited number of ways to reasonably tell a story, so it's not too surprising that stories would be very similar. Or something. I don't know.
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Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf, Neutral Good Almighty God-King – joined 11 years ago Thread Dates for Forum Overview Page..XXX.XXX7 years ago
There wasn't any reason why no dates were being displayed, so I've added them now.

And now it shows clearly how active the forum really isn't... Many of the latest posts were weeks or months ago, and that's a bit disappointing, really. Oh well.
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Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf, Neutral Good Almighty God-King – joined 11 years ago One thing about reviews..XXX.XXX7 years ago
Trying to get through barriers like this is not a good idea at all.

If you want to be able to write reviews, then you need to be a decent member of the site; I don't think that this is unfair. It's very much a 'you get what you deserve' or 'reap what you sow' kind of thing.

I don't know what you've done to get a yellow rating, but whatever it was, it means that you aren't really 'welcome' here and that people probably don't want to hear from you.

Writing reviews is a privilege to be earned, not a right to be given to everyone.
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Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf, Neutral Good Almighty God-King – joined 11 years ago An amusing look into what pop culture does badly..XXX.XXX7 years ago
I think you've perhaps completely missed the point of TVTropes... since things like calling it not very deep, a quick laugh at the expense of modern culture, etc, give completely the wrong impression of what the site is.

Tropes have been around forever, essentially; archetypical characters and standard plot devices have been around as long as stories have, so it's not a matter of popular culture.
While TVTropes goes over examples of them as they're used in popular culture, it means only record, not to mock. As it tries to make clear at one point, 'tropes are not cliches', and there's nothing wrong with using them. In fact, it'd be impossible to write a decent story without invoking hundreds of them.
Realising a work's tropes in fact gives a deeper understanding of its structure, its inspirations, and so on, and as such the site could be said to be quite 'deep' indeed by going into such analytical detail.

I find TVTropes appealing and interesting as a maker of stories (in the form of games, obviously) myself, since it's good to get ideas about what works and to reference things that are commonly known and seen.

I found the site years ago, and apparently when I heard more recently that the average members of this site talking about not only reading it, but editing it, it felt a bit wrong... Like the site was some source of arcane knowledge that would be greatly beneficial to creators but should be kept out of reach of the 'consumers' so as to give the creators the tools they need to craft, but to not spoil the experience for those consumers...
I know that's not what it is and that's not the right way to think about it, but I just mention it here to show the way in which TVTropes appeals to my mind.

I find it 'intriguing' far more than I find it a 'cheap, shallow laugh at what pop culture does badly'.
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