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Not me getting Ed Wynn and Ed Wood mixed up :oh_no:

Just wanted to share a couple pretty sims I made recently. ^^

[Hidden for eye contact, and a vampire character with mild blood and scarring]

"Blacksad: Under the Skin" game rambling 

Anyway, I'll stop ragging on it now. ^^; Just… wow. I honestly don't know how it was something the developers thought was appropriate to release for sale on the Switch.

I wish the Switch offered refunds… :\

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"Blacksad: Under the Skin" game rambling 

I'll also mention: The tutorial was SO aggravating. It would constantly interrupt everything and take forever to click through.

There are things you interact with and you focus on them for a set amount of time; you can't back out. So if you accidentally interact with something you're stuck staring at it for a few long seconds before you can move on.

And something seemed up with the character's facial expressions? Just kind of flat and confusing? 🤔

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"Blacksad: Under the Skin" game rambling 

The tone was also a little strange, but granted I haven't played it long enough to really get a sense of it. I think it's trying to be gritty and dark, but the slowness and texture/resolution issues just make it seem a little… flat.

I'm glad it was so heavily discounted. It would have sucked to waste more money on such a shitty port.

I'll have to pick up the comics some day, though, get into it for real. ^^ I've always wanted to.

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"Blacksad: Under the Skin" game rambling 

There are moments when the camera zooms in on a photograph on a character's desk, and Blacksad says something about how sweet the sentiment of the photo is…

…but it's just a confusing mess of extremely low-res highly-artifacted pixels.

You walk incredibly slowly, and your movements are not precise. I got stuck on things many times. And then there are the loading times… interminably long, and constant. >__<

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"Blacksad: Under the Skin" game rambling 

I decided to pick up the game "Blacksad: Under the Skin" when it was on sale on the Switch a few days ago. I tried to play some of it recently, and… wow. It is possibly the worst port of a game I've ever seen.

At least, I sincerely hope it's better on its native platforms… on the Switch it was achingly slow, loading times were severe, and half the time the textures weren't more than a soupy blur.

It's such a shame, I really wanted to like it!

To my lovely users here at comicscamp.club:

Don't worry, the tr*mp domains have been blocked. If you hear of anything else along these lines, let me know, and I will nuke them to hell. :da_ahoy:

None of that shite here, please and thank you. :da_cuddle:

TIL there are different varieties of dark-eyed juncos! We get a lot of the oregon variety around here, but I think the ones I saw today were a sub-species called "cismontanus". ^^

My mum also gets a lot of the "slate-coloured" variety out where she is in the interior.

(Pics from here: allaboutbirds.org/guide/Dark-e)

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Aww, just saw a dark-eyed junco at my feeder! I know they're everywhere, but that's the first time I've seen them visiting my feeder set-up. ^^

My feeder life list is currently:
- Chickadees
- House sparrows
- House finches
- Anna's hummingbirds
- Red-breasted nuthatches
- Dark-eyed juncos
- Downy woodpeckers
- Northern flickers

:da_la: :chickadee: :hummingbird: :da_love:

As Adam Savage said: "Remember kids, the only difference between Science and screwing around is writing it down." :thinking_rotate:

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In anticipation of the new AC:NH content I decided to reset my island last night. It only took me 27 restarts to get my girl Reneigh as one of my starting villagers. :da_boogie:

Also, here's how the fruit distribution worked out:

Cherries: IIII\
Oranges: III
Peaches: IIII\IIII
Apples: IIII
Pears: IIII\I

I was hoping for pears, but I got peaches. Ah well! ^^

Here's a link to a video of him, because I was so excited: photos.app.goo.gl/WXwpHuyY62bs (Also visible in the video: Chickadees, house sparrows, and a hummingbird! I don't think the nuthatches make an appearance…)

(Apologies for my voice and various other ambient noises ^^;)

I'm just so dang proud, y'all 😭

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Here, have a couple gifs of the chickadees visiting my fountain. ^^

(This was before I cleaned it, so you can see the plants growing out of it. Oof. This was the first time I saw the birds using it to drink from, so I figured it was time to clean it, haha!)

:chickadee:

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I don't get it. For a while the birds went NUTS for my suet cylinders. The house sparrows especially were insatiable.

Now they don't even touch it. It's like a lump of wood for all they care. Even when the house sparrows visit, it's just to pick up spare sunflower seeds from the floor; they don't even go near the feeder anymore.

I've cleaned the feeder, added a new suet cylinder and everything, and… nothing.

Picky bastards. X)

[Marked sensitive for bugs/insects in the first pic.]

Made this Autumn-y Sims Edit recently, and folks on Tumblr seemed to like it, so here it is. ^^

Going back to my roots by shading with multiply layers, colour-grading with gradient maps, and using Photoshop CS5 filters for edginess. :dance_cool_doge:

(Hey, when all I have is my mouse to edit with, I take shortcuts. :P)

[Marked sensitive for eye contact. <3]

Wrote a thing on my website about why I've all but disappeared from most social media and the art world recently:

rheall.me/life-updates/2021/an

Most of y'all know why, it's the fatigue issues, but this gives more info for those who are curious.

Lots of love! <3

Another old drawing from 2015. I love me some Pippin content. 🥰

[And it's actual physical media, dang 😲]

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