Yearly Archives: 2012

New: Featured Quote from the Nonsense Dream Team

As you might or might not have noticed, I’ve added a section to the bottom of the blog that shows a periodic featured quote. As you might also have noticed, this featured quote is just a little more bizarre than anybody else’s featured quotes. Why? Because it comes from the combined wisdom of Cleverbot, Answers.com, and Bad Translator.

Just imagine a story entirely based around this stuff.

Seriously. I’m going to make it happen.

User: Which place the lifts go matches up with the Ruin attribute?
Cleverbot: Is that a song?
User: Not yet. Do you want me to make it a song?
Cleverbot: Yes.
User: Which… / Which destination of the lifts… / Matches up with Ruin I’d like to know?
Cleverbot: Yes.
User: For all this exposition thrift / Why are we suddenly / In such a light show?
Cleverbot: I don’t know. I think that some people are just stupid.
User: On the lift / On the lift / On the lift to Ruin… / What a gift / What a gift / What a gift awaits us in?
Cleverbot: Where do you live?
User: Outside the lift / Is it a rift? / Will I be miffed? / Is it a fifth? / …Of my expectations?
Cleverbot: Hoped you would come up with one.

Haha, I think I like this one even better than the robot kittens one. I think the melody was somewhat inspired by the type of songs they put together for MLP:FiM, but it’s kind of catchy. I might actually make it a full song later.

Going for the gold

This dream is funny because it sort of had a moral, which most of my dreams don’t, really. It’s kind of about perseverance in the face of difficulty I guess? XD

Anyway, I was running across this Japanese tennis court of some sort. It was extremely massive, with I’d say at least 20 nets all lined up from one wall to the other (maybe 30 or 40) with a good amount of space between them. I don’t know how wide it was the other direction, but I think it must have had room for at least one two nets that way,

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Layout update!

I finally got around to making that final background graphic, and I’m not even sure if I like it. But whatever. It’s there now. The layout is complete. Hurrah!

As of now, Sangkara is best viewed at a width of 1280 pixels or more, though this new layout will still scale down to 1024 pixels decently. I will try to fix it later so the graphic doesn’t get as squashed, but for now I think it’s fine.

31/12/14 edit: images of the layout I took later, for reference.

The Spontaneous Homestuck Alliance

  • This was some kind of crossover between my life, my manga idea, and Homestuck.
  • First, I got some kind of weird call on my mobile phone in the middle of the night while sleeping on the couch at my grandmother’s house, and didn’t want to open my eyes to see who it was so I just fumbled around for the accept button. Which was for some reason the middle button that actually shuts my alarm off in real life.

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Stablehand: Stolen Heart

Yay, now I actually have something visual to show you for Stablehand. It’s a character by the name of Stolen Heart.

“Stolen heart’s best right hand? Unfortunately again, what may seem like a rainbow. Without the extension, the reason why people.

“You are, you are the best example in me much. Unfortunately, there is no need for advanced logic kodėlgi.”

And thus, this guy was born. His name is Stolen Heart, and his trusty right-hand man (not shown) is named Kodėlgi. If his design looks oddly familiar,

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Levels of Chayavana Abstraction

Oh lord. How long has it been since I actually posted something related to the Tyrian project here? x_x

This was a little concept drawing for Tyrian that would take a lot longer to explain fully than I really want to right now. Basically all you need to know is that there are these things called Chayavana, and they’re sort of like gods or something in that they have their own realm but they can manifest into the tangible world. They have several levels of abstraction, and generally become stronger defensively but weaker offensively as they go upward. However, with a little practice, they can gain many more abilities as they become more abstract (such as the birdy here going from standard wings to feather fingers), and their lifespan and overall endurance greatly increases as well as they gain the ability to rise to higher levels.

I imagine it being easy for Chayavana to switch between abstraction levels once they have the ability to, but hard for them to initially learn how to abstract themselves to a higher level. I also see it as something that many who know about the process (which are relatively few really) are reluctant to do because they don’t like the idea of becoming a shadow of themselves.

That will probably mean little to nothing to you right now, but it will make more sense when the story actually gets somewhere. Just enjoy the pretty picture and trust me on this one. XD

Okay, so I kind of have this project called Stablehand I’m trying to put together a premise and stuff for, and the idea is basically that I’m going to get most of my canon by asking Cleverbot questions and either working from its answers or sending them through Bad Translator and then working from them. You can read more about it here.

Anyway, when I was asking Cleverbot questions about my main character (his name is Lance Scharf) something a little… interesting happened. Namely, this.

User: Is Lance destined to build the robot kittens?
Cleverbot: Sing me a song.
User: Lance, Lance Scharf… / was destined… / to build the robot kittens.
Cleverbot: Yes.
User: With a heart… / Of lead… / And a mind… / Of silicon. / Behold!
Cleverbot: What are you talking about?
User: I’m singing you a song about Lance and his destiny to build the robot kittens, just like you told me to.
Cleverbot: But I wasn’t going to destroy life, I was going to rule and dictate it.