What's one positive/neutral thing that's happened today?

There’s a lot to comment on here (I laughed out loud when I got to “toilet”), but it’s interesting to me how many of its descriptive sentences use parenthetical commas. The rhythm of the sentences is very samey.

In positive/neutral news, I did a bunch of chores today. In the middle of vacuuming I smelled burnt hair and noticed the brush was spinning irregularly, and I ended up watching a repair video, taking apart the brushroll assembly, and clearing out a big pile of junk (including a bunch of friction-melted hair). This whole story sounds unpleasant, but putting it back together and successfully vacuuming the house left me feeling really accomplished.

A local theater is playing a movie I missed during its original theatrical run (Infinity Pool) and I’m going to a late showing tonight. And between then and now, I’m working on a couple different games, both of which are chugging along nicely. I went and read some of Computerfriend’s reviews last week to reinvigorate myself for working on game stuff, and I feel good about where I am with my creative projects right now.

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You’ll have to post your opinion in the Movie Recs & Discussion thread. I’m eager to see what you think about how the Cronenberg legacy is going.

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I’m learning Twine.

There’s a small IF idea I wanna poke at, and Twine is more of an appropriate toolset for this one. I need the tiny victory after getting completely paralyzed by the complex multi-facet code structure issue I’m fixing in TADS.

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I’m pleasantly surprised that when I opened up the sections for the IFDB Awards, some anonymous person had voted for Milliways in many eligible sections! Which I’m definitely surprised about. Voted!

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Wait. Voting’s open?

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Yep! The 2023 IFDB Awards now open!

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I’m very pleased. For context, I have dyscalculia- difficulty with numbers, particularly time: and it’s a constant struggle, especially when differentiating between morning and night. (Twenty four hour, or military time, doesn’t really help there. It’s just more numbers to be confused by while reading.) It was really satisfying to be able to help a friend schedule things out, especially when I was extra careful counting out the time periods and caught a silly mistake in mixing one in the morning and one at night up, and sorted it out. Had it checked over in triplicate by people who don’t similarly struggle with numbers, and it was right! Yippee!

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out of curio, how is your handling of angles ?

Time and angles are the two things even French never dared to metricate…

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.

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Very bad. I mostly try to avoid anything with numbers.

It impacts me in lots of small ways outside of the obvious difficulty with reading time and inability to do mental math: being able to determine coin denominations is pretty difficult. I get extremely anxious and prefer to pay by card, rather than cash, because of it. Thankfully, Canadian coinage is pretty distinct in colour and size, but I often muddle up nickels/dimes/quarters.

My coordination is also fairly poor for many reasons, but a big one is I have a very hard time judging the distance between, or of things. I’m constantly tripping on curbs or stumbling down stairs because of it. Getting out of different vehicles (like taking a cab, or being a passenger) can be dangerous if I misjudge and fall down flat or jar my legs badly on the landing. Stairs are a massive impediment.

Understanding recipes is very hard- I have to sit down with a new one every time I want to try out something new while baking and struggle to make sense of tea versus table spoons. Zip codes are almost impossible to remember- let alone phone numbers. I didn’t know my own address for a very long time because I would always mix up the numbers.

Being able to predict travel time is extremely difficult: I always leave way too much time because I’m afraid of being late- even for routes I’ve travelled for five years. Directions don’t make any sense to me: I once got lost for five hours out of my way because I had stood on the wrong side of the street and taken the wrong transit line without noticing.

I could go on. It’s really a pain in the ass. I also wasn’t aware I had it for many years- I was a good student overall, (gifted, would have skipped grades had it not been for my poor health) so people just assumed I was lazy when it came to math. I kind of just assumed I was dumb when it came to math in particular until a teacher became aware of the fact I had no idea how to arrange physics equations because I cried in frustration that ‘they were already moving, what do you mean?!’ and had been memorizing the ‘shape’ all possible iterations of the equations made instead to answer test questions. It’s crazy what people learn to live with.

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You’re not by any chance left-handed, are you? I am and I’ve always struggled with time and apparently left-handers are notorious for this, along with difficulty tying shoelaces.

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Nope, I’m right handed! Always have been.

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I made my first Twine game! :grin:

This has been quite a crash course and experience, lol. Very different from TADS, lol.

Also I had to learn how to upload to Itch, too!

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:muscle::muscle::muscle::tada::tada::tada::tada::partying_face::partying_face::partying_face::partying_face::partying_face:

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Been very ill. But I did manage to pick out a title, make some cover art, and work on the UI for my next game jam entry.

toothsomecoverart

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Love the pomegranate! Looks really good.

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I love pomegranates but they are so hard to eat.

I hope you are doing better!!!

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a REALLY positive one:

Today I have started the fleshing out of a late middle game region of my major WIP, and I was surprised and amazed of how easy and flowing was writing from the mid-late game PC perspective (for who don’t know, the work is unusual in having a PC whose perspective gradually changes along the story).

This, I think that show the power of a careful, well laid-out story & character planning.

for the record, this is today’s evolution of my WIP:

~/if/wrk/tads3/isekai$ ls -l isekai.t3
-rw-r--r-- 1 pigi pigi 1998763  3 feb 10.05 isekai.t3
~/if/wrk/tads3/isekai$ ls -l isekai.t3
-rw-r--r-- 1 pigi pigi 2008604  4 feb 16.29 isekai.t3
~/if/wrk/tads3/isekai$ ls -l isekai.t3
-rw-r--r-- 1 pigi pigi 2009153  4 feb 16.44 isekai.t3
~/if/wrk/tads3/isekai$ ls -l isekai.t3
-rw-r--r-- 1 pigi pigi 2012341  4 feb 19.10 isekai.t3
~/if/wrk/tads3/isekai$ ls -l isekai.t3
-rw-r--r-- 1 pigi pigi 2015107  4 feb 22.31 isekai.t3
~/if/wrk/tads3/isekai$ ls -l isekai.t3
-rw-r--r-- 1 pigi pigi 2017605  5 feb 00.15 isekai.t3
~/if/wrk/tads3/isekai$ ls -l isekai.t3
-rw-r--r-- 1 pigi pigi 2019132  5 feb 00.53 isekai.t3

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.

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I had wanted to update one of my projects before the weekend was over, since it was just a matter of a quick comb through for any glaring typos and putting it all into Twine- and figured out how to make that step, which is probably the second worst part, after transcribing the raw text from my notebook, slightly easier on myself. (Putting in the text and making the links should, apparently, be separate steps for my brain to gel with it.) At any rate, I got that done, which I’m very pleased about.

Still in poor health, but on the mend. And cold medicine and coffee are a potent combination. Even got some starters out for Jinx- only half of what I’d noted down as potential ones for us to play around in a new universe/scenario with, but it was fun to tippy tap out those. And the sweet anticipation of seeing her replies is a treat in of itself.

Also, had a call with Pinkz the other night, and it was nice to be able to help out, but also just to hear his voice. Scrungkliemeowmeow. Manon was very sweet this morning. The campmeows have all been kind of going through the wringer lately, but hopefully this week is gentler to all of us. Got some good news from Arlo and Zed, also. Yay!

And, spaghetti for dinner. (For breakfast and lunch tomorrow too, possibly dinner, we’ll have to see how much is left over by then. Looking forward to it.)

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Fixed a game bug which had me bothered, but it looks like now multiple commands on the same line (GET JUMPER. THROW IT) is working now! Only to be replaced by yet another bug where the AP (unexplained what that is on purpose) may command that should work, but it doesn’t, and it will go on for infinity trying to correct itself. :upside_down_face::ok_hand:

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Welcome to Hellwaters has officially started development, I guess.

What I'm working on

Plenty of items have yet to be implemented, I’m just posting to check if I’m doing stuff right, since this is my first attempt at doing something in the parser format.

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