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  1. All those MTV cartoons in the late 90s/early 2000s had the right idea, animating with thick outlines is way easier than thin ones. Daria should be the gold standard.

    about 10 days ago from web
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    • @scribus I’m sure it’s eyeroll-inducing when I talk about how I think The Simpsons looked better before the switch to HD but this is basically exactly why. The new studio is better about it than Film Roman was but the crispness of the art drew a lot of attention to the crudeness of the character designs and made the whole product look a lot worse. The brighter colors are headache inducing. The improved readability of small movements means characters aren’t moving much at all. And now that things are going into 4K that’s all probably gonna get a lot worse. There are gonna be a thousand individually animated objects in a single frame just to prove it can be done. It’s gonna be visual overstimulation like you wouldn’t believe.

      about 9 days ago in context
    • @zeldatra Overstimulation... That's what I sometimes feel watching anime. Some try to fill a frame with so much detail and end up distracting at best and unreadable at worst.

      about 9 days ago in context
    • @adiwan Kind of how I felt with Bless the Harts. It's like amateur movies, where they used cheap cameras and full-focus lenses, and everything is clear but nothing clearly stands out. Sort of a soap opera effect.

      about 9 days ago in context
  2. F U Windows for being such a pain in the butt.

    about 10 days ago from web
    • Finally I found a way to fix my Windows Update problem. It got stuck and refused to update at all since March of 2021. Because of this I rarely used my desktop PC as it would take 20 minutes to boot undoing the update installation and constantly nagging me to install the update. I had to use the Windows Media Creation Tool and "reinstall" Windows 10 from within Windows 10.

      about 10 days ago from web
      • Chantilly Virginia was previously a town I had only heard about but never visited. It is now the town I drive through on my way to work because the toll road around Falls Church is too expensive.

        about 11 days ago from web
        • Linda Ellerbee once said that in television you’re not supposed to sound like you’re from anywhere, but I think that’s BS, so next time I’m doing a Cajun accent.

          about 11 days ago from web
          • @zeldatra I believe I ended up calling my Sage and Savant narrator voice something like "Euro-American Transatlantic Null" because "A Don LaFontaine impression that misses the mark enough to be so unrecognizable it's considered original" was wordy and too insidery

            about 11 days ago in context
        • I hide my southern accent when acting to avoid having to explain why characters who live on the west coast talk like they have a confederate flag on their Ford pickup and I’ve only just today learned that the generic, region-ambiguous accent I’m doing when I do that is called “broadcast English”. Fitting.

          about 11 days ago from web
          • @zeldatra It's not that weird, my grandma has an Okie accent and she was born in New Mexico, lived mostly in California. There are even pockets of accentedness tucked here and there in back neighborhoods of, like, Norco and stuff

            about 11 days ago in context
        • I think Mattimation’s first onscreen kiss, completely by accident, is gonna be a male-on-male kiss. I’d like to see the CCP edit THIS out

          about 11 days ago from web
          • Like the rest of his platform wasn’t stuff Hitler would’ve said, it’s stuff Hitler would’ve said in a wartime Donald Duck cartoon

            about 11 days ago from web
            • It should be illegal to put two toll booths on one road a mile apart from each other http://rainbowdash.net/url/876176

              about 12 days ago from web
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              • @scribus It’s those goddamn Australians, I tell ya hwat, they bought the road and put seven million toll booths on it. These are some of the cheaper ones. There’s a variable-rate booth coming out of DC, right near where I went to community college, that has charged me anywhere from just a dollar to $10 depending on the time and day.

                about 12 days ago in context
              • @zeldatra ffffuuuuuuuu hhhoowwww do they a) justify, and b) expect people to pay that N-times per day!?! Ours are just toll lanes, which can go up to 15.85+ afaik for maybe 1/3 or 1/5 of the entire trip

                about 12 days ago in context
              • @scribus I’ve never been a single issue voter but I got real close in 2021 when a Republican (“independent” but only because the word “Republican” is a four-letter word in my district) candidate for local office promised to introduce legislation regulating the amount and cost of toll booths on the greenway, if the rest of his platform wasn’t so cartoonishly evil I might’ve been willing to cross over just for that.

                about 11 days ago in context
            • Paper Girls on Amazon Prime is waaaay different to the story in the comics, despite being produced by the writer of the original comics. I can understand why because the original would be waaaaay out of budget. Still strange.

              about 12 days ago from web
              • it costs $5 to drive to work now, so I’ve decided to become a racist

                about 12 days ago from web
                • Big fan of the conspiracy theory that Democrats are only pushing for popular, bipartisan legislation because they know Republicans will reflexively vote against it and make themselves look bad, and that actually they’re the ones who are against it.

                  about 13 days ago from web
                  • @zeldatra If the R's are so r'd that they will knowingly and willfully vote against their own self-interest, and even their own wants and desires, how tf could anyone work with that at all? I mean I know already but jfc man it is really tiring being neck-deep in hell and watching bubble-headed news anchors whine about how thousands dead in an historic heat wave isn't "fun" enough and asking what is wrong with *meteorologists* these days.

                    about 13 days ago in context
                  • @scribus I dunno what’s more embarrassing: Believing Democrats have concocted an evil scheme to make everyone’s lives worse by using reverse psychology to get Republicans voting against things Republicans want, or watching Republicans fall for the reverse psychology mind games and still deciding to vote for them.

                    about 13 days ago in context
                • ;_; 7 https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/31/entertainment/nichelle-nichols-star-trek-dies/index.html #

                  about 13 days ago from web
                  • Man I sure hope Life in general advances as the Universe goes on, even if it never happens **here**

                    about 13 days ago from web
                    • re:that last bullet, i think the push for inclusivity is broadly good because it's a life simulator and i think the more inclusive games like this are, the better, but it seems like they use inclusivity as an all-encompassing shield to stymy criticism when their updates come out half-baked and even broken. this most recent update breaks the aging system beyond repair, removes most whims in exchange for wants and fears that cover exclusively the base game and the latest expansion pack, and somehow bungled relationship checks so now my sims wanna papaya their brothers. but hey, they've added a sexuality system that probably should've been in there seven years ago eight years after release, so all is forgiven, we can move on to The Sims 4: Need for Speed, which finally adds (a) car (which cannot be used outside of its specialized map)

                      about 15 days ago from web
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                      • @scribus I wouldn’t, at least not until they do at least a couple of bug fixes. Sims are currently aging up at random AT BEST, and at worst just straight up dying. It only affects long and short lifespans, and it’s actually an issue that has apparently existed for a few patches now, although I never encountered it before this one and the issue has verifiably been exasperated by something they did to the backend to support new features added by the High School expansion pack. And that’s just ONE of the problems… a lot of the new features are straight up broken and the new wants & fears system is actually less in-depth than the previous whims system, which it replaces, so… I don’t see many reasons to update ATM.

                        about 14 days ago in context
                      • @scribus the update DOES add sexual orientation and it’s surprisingly in-depth (albeit it is currently very gender binary), but that too is broken and is resulting in Sims rolling incestuous wants because the orientation check happens after the relationship check.

                        about 14 days ago in context
                      • @zeldatra Wow, used to need mods and plugins to bang your own mom, talk about updates

                        about 13 days ago in context
                    • Judging by those prices, Trump Burger is a massive grift. $11 for an 8oz burger and drinks are SEPARATE?? That’s a scam.

                      about 14 days ago from web
                    • And also everyone starts out pansexual so you have to manually change every single family in-game if you want the feature to be even remotely in play.

                      about 14 days ago from web