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Yinello



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have good tutorials on how to make (16-bit or something like that) pixel characters? I found one but it was mostly top down and I kinda want one from the side (like in a sidescroller).
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Closest thing I've got saved is this tutorial on pixel shading. Which may or may not actually be helpful? There's also FionaCreates who is super nice and extreeemely talented. She's got some pixeldoll tutorials, which are awesome but again I'm not sure how helpful they'd be at 16 bit scale.

It's a start, I guess?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yinello wrote:
Does anyone have good tutorials on how to make (16-bit or something like that) pixel characters? I found one but it was mostly top down and I kinda want one from the side (like in a sidescroller).


http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/pixel-art-tutorials/

were you looking for something in specific?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you guys! Well the basics really because I'm just getting started, but all help is loved.

edit: aww some of them don't work. Still the first one was really helpful.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

why does our alphabet require two letters for the 'th' sound
that's absolutely ridiculous
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aha

In the Old English language that was spelled t. It was also abbreviated as a letter Thorn, , with the ascender crossed, ꝥ. In Middle English the letter Ash, , was replaced with the letter a, so that that was spelled at, or sometimes et. The ascender of the was reduced (making it similar to the Old English letter Wynn, ƿ), which necessitated writing a small t above the letter to abbreviate the word that. In later Middle English and Early Modern English the evolved into a y shape, so that the word was spelled yat (although the spelling with a th replacing the was starting to become more popular) and the abbreviation for that was a y with a small t above it. This abbreviation can still be seen in reprints of the 1611 edition of the King James Version of the Bible in places such as 2 Corinthians 13:7.

thanks, Wikipedia



I vote we adopt '' and/or 'θ' into our language, or bring back ''


I also vote that we start spelling the two different "that"s differently to avoid the awkward phrasing that results from dancing around using them together

they're already pronounced differently, and commonly used together in conversation

but our writing system sucks

"that that" works fine vocally, but in written language it is rubbish

INSTEAD WE SHALL WRITE "ət t"
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

personally, i think we should toss out 'c'. it's either pronounced 's' or 'k', so why not use those instead? and then children wouldn't spent years wondering if it's pronounce 'seltik' or 'keltik', because who needs that kind of stress?

well, ok, maybe you need it for 'ch' which is pronounced totally differently. but otherwise, drop it!

and what's with 'g' sometimes sounding like 'j'? make up your mind already, g!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we could keep 'c' and have it pronounced as 'ch,' which would solve the problem entirely. Then we could make it 'ch' when there needs to be a gutteral sound, as in German and Welsh.

We should also let 'g' be 'guh' and 'j' be 'djuh.'

And for fun, a random letter should just be replaced with a 5 pointed star or a smiley face.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No no, let's adopt the Welsh system!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A plan for the improvement of spelling in the English language

By Mark Twain / M. J. Shields*

For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with "i" and iear 4 might fiks the "g/j" anomali wonse and for all.

Generally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeiniing voist and unvoist konsonants. Bai iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivili.

Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.


*Actual provenance uncertain.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
No no, let's adopt the Welsh system!


welsh is sort of ....well....clotted. it's got chunks of consonants, and then strings of vowels - really, not good. we need something more homogenous, otherwise you end up with a sore throat and a sprained tongue.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
No no, let's adopt the Welsh system!


welsh is sort of ....well....clotted. it's got chunks of consonants, and then strings of vowels - really, not good. we need something more homogenous, otherwise you end up with a sore throat and a sprained tongue.


It's easy once you get to know it, though - especially when you view 'w' as a vowel (Which it should be, since 'w' is really just two 'u's.)

The hard part is in keeping track of what letters have to change when. Because the Welsh aren't content to just have a word begin with c - it must sometimes begin with 'ngh'

I should start a White House petition to make Welsh the official language of the USA.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

make sure you write it in welsh so they know you are serious.



but honestly, doesn't starting things with 'ngh' indicate that speaking is painful? i mean, even the idea of following 'ngh' with 'c' is sorta hard just to read.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fine then, let's adopt Mandarin.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C is never followed by ngh, it's replaced by it. So cwrw becames nghwrw. I think. I'm tired, I don't know if I remember it all right.

Manderin would be fun.
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