Once, Picasso was asked what his paintings meant. He said, “Do you ever know what the birds are singing? You don’t. But you listen to them anyway.” So, sometimes with art, it is important just to look.

Marina Abramović

Beloved Rapture
A Cinematic Adventure RPG.



Supreme Court strikes down bans on gay marriage in US

Lol I thought Cash's post was facetious tbh. Never would have pegged him for that kind of response.

Any dogma that comes from "religious" institution is limited by its interpretation, so while I can (sometimes) respect anti-gay beliefs, it's insulting to legitimate spirituality to claim that it harbors prejudice.

Supreme Court strikes down bans on gay marriage in US

However, I got to say this; I'm not comfortable with how some of the gay-rights advocates are so militant to try to silence any opinions to the contrary. I personally am a advocate for people to keep things like kissing at home, be it men or women, as I was raised a traditional southerner with old dutch customs, but when I advocated this before, instantly many of the people who were celebrating the news in America, automatically start shouting me to silence and delete my opinions.

I *sort of* agree with you when it comes to obnoxious PDA, but is "militant" really a fitting word when many of the advocates are simply fighting for equal treatment? (Which they're deservedly starting to receive!)

Straight couples kiss one-another, hug, or hold hands every single day of our lives, and no one really thinks anything of it. It's practically taken for granted. The same can't always be said for gay couples outside of an urban setting. One person's definition of "manners" shouldn't necessarily be held as the societal standard.

But yeah agreed, now the politicians can stop beating a dead horse and move forward on larger issues. xD

Supreme Court strikes down bans on gay marriage in US

author=Justice Kennedy
"The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity. The petitioners in these cases seek to find that liberty by marrying someone of the same sex and having their marriages deemed lawful on the same terms and conditions as marriages between persons of the opposite sex.

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.

The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.
It is so ordered."


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I do love the idea behind it altough the roof looks really strange. I recommend changing it. I like what you were trying to do with the walls but it kinda breaks the perspective:extended edition.

Agreed. Perhaps you could make the buildings more compact in general, as I'd imagine the exterior looks rather huge.

Another alternative is to use Charsets for the building tiles (the "outside" of it) and have them disappear when you go through the doorway or something. That way you wouldn't have to include a Teleport event, and things would be even more seamless.

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I hope I'm not being too harsh, but all 4 of those look kinda gross tbh. Maybe they look better in-game, but the tint just comes off looking artificial and tacky. (If I had to choose one, I'd agree the first is the least extreme...)

With the example you're aspiring for, the green and blue tones still retain some of their saturation, so it looks more natural. You're better off messing around with the vibrancy/saturation setting for your chip-set, or color-grading the tiles with a filter.

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Having seen literally any of Blindmind's maps in the past I think the one thing you don't have to worry about is tiles repeating too much. It looks like the upper layer just exploded most of the time. I think this was a colour/style test, mostly.

Lol yeah, it was just a color/palette test for the trees. The map isn't even really completed... xD I guess I should have mentioned that.

I've been giving some thought to replacing a good deal of the Rudra objects with custom-made tiles, kind of like what Luchino did for Tristan. But so far it's been tricky to get the visual style to stay consistent with what's already been established. Do you think the shading for those trees seems off from the other BR screens?

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Messing around. good pixel trees are hard to come by..

FF7 remake. It's a thing.

Sadly though, I'm pretty sure Square-Enix mostly sees ATB battles and such as a relic of the past, as grossly misinformed as that may be.

Nomura has basically already confirmed as much:
author=Tetsuya Nomura
...we can't have these upgraded, beautiful 3D models of Cloud and Barrett, still lining up in a row, jumping forward to attack an enemy, then jumping back to wait for their next turn. That would be bizarre.

(As an aside, how this this one man come to be the director of THREE OF SQUARE'S BIGGEST TITLES all at once?!?)

It's very likely they're borrowing assets and elements of the game engine from FFXV. Otherwise it would take them 4-5 years at minimum to develop the remake. At least with going that route, they'd have a pretty sizable launching point.

A (less) polarizing option would be to include a "classic" ATB style battle system that's more of a straightup throwback to the original, as an alternative to whatever changes SE is bound to implement. They certainly have the budget for it... ;__; But I won't hold my breath.

...But yeah Mog's also right - we know so little at this point, there's no sense in ruffling feathers.

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It's funny, the further you divest from the "RPG-maker" look, the more intriguing games become.

Lol, that's subjective tbh. Plenty of 'traditional' games look great, and I can think of a few hideous experiments...

On the other hand, this shot actually has a nice atmosphere, but the cat portrait makes it more comical than anything. Lmao I think that's what you were going for though?

FF7 remake. It's a thing.

I'll just say this. If the game doesn't please you, or you think that the game doesn't feel right because one little thing changed, there's always the original you can play. Things will change, that's a fact. I myself honestly welcome any changes, as long as it's not too crazy or dumb. The game needs it badly in a lot of areas, let them do what they need to do I say (again, as long as they don't do anything too dumb)!

That's just my two cents on this and the internet people constantly worrying about (and/or bitching about) things changing like they tend to do with remakes and the like. ^^;


Luckily the remake is pretty much GUARANTEED to be musically and visually superior to the original, so that's not much of a risk.

When you apply that logic to the story... things get more sticky and arbitrary. I can very easily see the director imposing changes to increase continuity with the sequels... but that runs the risk of distracting from the original narrative, which was great in its own right. I honestly hope they mostly leave the script alone, and don't let the characters veer off track with Nomura's pseudo-philosophical bullshit.

(With that being said, he's already confirmed the cross-dressing scene, so I have some hope. xD)