lack of sleep is dehumanising but it's also my fault i stayed up late crafting. what can I say, doing stuff with your hands is addicting when you spend your work time coding and your free time writing and your super free time reading.
Hi, I would just like to not be the person with the car that 3 other human beings require to be able to leave the house.
#please #for like #50% of this I feel like I have to baby them on the steps /they/ need to take to become self sufficient #im dying #they keep promising theyre making steps toward this goal #but Im so fucking tired man #absolutely exhausted #its like they dont even know how to use google #im losing it #this needed to be done /12 months ago at least/2 notes
I'm at a medical center and this little kid keeps calling their mom babe
The mom is exasperated to say the least.
Also, for anyone trying to draw the new poke babes who actually has a copy of the game: THE POKEDEX IS YOUR BEST FRIEND. You can rorate the camera, have the pokemon attack/cry and you can PAUSE THE ANIMATION.
This, paired with the switch's built in zoom function means you have the best resource you could possibly imagine for referencing.
Reminder to a lot of artists (including myself because I'm idiot) that sketching rarely has anything to do with looking presentable.
Sketching has way more to do with your brain figuring out how something works and how to deal with it. Ie, shape, movement, form, etc. Its about exploration of all that and getting the gears turning on what to do about it all.
Sketching is about doing things how you assume to do them (mostly wrong) and then working to do it 'right' (of course, 'right' is being used here subjectively). This is especially true of subjects you're not familiar with.
#sincerely someone trying to draw pokemon with limited references in a medium i'm not 100% at home in #I'm doing leg work rn at work so when I get home #I can tackle the things I want to more efficiently bc I don't have to ask myself how something functions #artists on waterfall #art #artist problems #reminder to self7 notes
photography practice with the kitties!
aaaand what my little gremlins actually thought about all this nonsense:
MURDER TIME. DEEPLY OFFENDED. HOW DARE YOU DO THIS TO ME.
(the bandanas were very loosely tied, easily able to be removed by both cats, and weren't even on either of them for a full minute. both cats enthusiastically played with the discarded bandana afterwards. only big gremlin, who is an absolute drama queen, seemed offended at the lack of dignity. his wounded feelings were quickly soothed by a generous offering of catnip.)
I got drunk and ate a triscuit out of my friend's cleavage last night
One of my OCs is a Stellars Jay and the other is a black throated magpie Jay.
I've been getting big thoughts of them loving corvisquire and corviknight, but hilariously, I find Zahid (my Stellars babe) gravitating toward Corviknight and Itzy falling for Corvisquire.
Time to draw my kids loving Pokemon.
Big thinking about just playing Sword until I fall asleep. I really should ahve been asleep like, 2 hours ago, but Im dubiously tired and still damn excited about getting in more progress (even if I'm farther along than the rest of the house).
HE'S NOT EVEN WEARING BOOTS
why does meowth look like that qAq
idk man, but the steel typing has saved my ass more than a few times so as much as I was super confused and abjected (I named mine "put it down" as that was my first reaction) I feel like i owe him better.... we'll see how the evolution holds up.
How has everyone been tagging Sword and Shield content? I keep feeling so lost on how to adequately keep spoilery stuff away from peeps (bc I know not everyone is absolutely marinating in the game). I want to be as thurough as possible but I also want to keep it concise, so i thought I'd ask the community.
rn I think I'm gravitating towards #pokemon and #swsh, also #swsh spoilers where applicable.
tbh not to start shit but i think the dex cut was the literal worst part and THE dealbreaker for me, and most of the reason ive been really angry about swsh? like, even if the problem WAS that they needed to make new models (even though the models look.. super blatantly recycled) then the solution wouldve been to give the developing staff more time and more people. swsh could legitimately have been an incredible game and won EVERYONE over if everyone had more time to work anyways, and i bet that a vast majority of the people complaining about it would be significantly less angry if everyone had more time to make the game better and ensured like... widely accepted quality? IDK it just makes me angry that they decided to cut more than half of the pokedex in a game that benefits deeply from giving users choice and agency over what they do, instead of giving the employees more time to work????????
(and also like im also Pissed that the dex cut took out all three of my favorite evolutionary lines. all three of them. this is not even mentioning that if you cut ANY pokemon out of a game, you are cutting out someones favorite, so it just... rubs me the wrong way that it was considered at all, much less the decision they actually made.)
All of the pokemon dont even matter for the main storyline. We were only ever going to get the regional dex in every other game anyway. What I'm guessing is that they are planning for longevity here. Does it cut SwSh a little low for post game? Yeah and I guess? I find it more of personal preference, but its one of the reasons I don't care nearly as much because I can't imagine myself pouring hundreds of hours into post game (unless there's some really good content, which still, I don't think it'll be harmed by having less pokemon variety). The biggest downside I see is that you can't use SwSh as the freeform battling medium that maybe Sun/Moon or XY was (I wouldn't know, I didn't play either of them with this in mind).
"Catching them all" is a rediculous concept now. You can either bastardize the "them all" part or "catching" because the last game where 'catching' them all was 100% pure (as far as the national dex goes) was gen 2. It has always been 'transfer' them all because you can't make a fully fleshed out world with that many places to find all the different pokemon in the world. This many pokemon would make a region feel cramped. And I dont know about you, but I don't want to spend the time it would take to trade for or transfer over the entire national dex. Its busy work and nonsensical since if you did it for any of the other games, you can just capitalize off of previous work done anyway.
They haven't exactly detailed all of what Pokemon Home will entail, but I feel like Pokemon Home is their chance to really round out this issue for people. People obviously aren't thrilled, but there is so much they could do with that. Pokemon Home, if it doesn't crash and burn, if they don't abandon it like any other service they've tried before, could really increase the longevity of the series. If it is more than just storage and becomes the primary way to say, battle using all our previous teams, it takes all the pressure off of SwSh to have to be more than what they wanted it to be.
All the work and time and effort that would have to go into making Sword and Shield fit for that would, I feel, take away from the world and story. People keep screaming "just give them more people, more money, more this that and the other thing" when budgetting is a thing that they have to do. I am not at all saying that Nintendo isn't already going to make an assload of money off SwSh as it is or that they can't afford to lose a few dollars, but just saying "throw more money at it" is not the solution?? Not when the task is this big and there's no good way to measure any benefit from it. This game engine is just going to become outdated eventually anyway. Every generation this hurdle was going to get bigger and bigger with less and less return. Not everyone is going to use nearly every pokemon. They picked the pokemon that would flesh out Galar. They didn't go "awe whats everyones most favorite pokemon and include all of those" because thats a slippery ass slope. People bitch about pandering anyway and whats furry bait and then they complain that some designs aren't conventionally attractive or are weird or yadda yadda (insert any of the debates on this subject).
Looking at the dex now and going "they cut half of all existing pokemon" I feel is not the best way to look at it because thats not what they did. They looked at all the existing pokmoen and included what they felt was necessary to the region and the story. Does that leave a lot out of the equation? Ofc. But focusing on whats not there in 100% of the argument ignores what is there and it feels really toxic/negative for that to be the majority of what one focuses on.
I lose it every time someone says that theyre reusing models. Theyre not. Models look too similar? They.... literaly cannot make them different? These are very specific creatures. Everything about every pokemon is incredibly standardized. Just look at how any pokemon has been animated since pokemon Colosseum. How they are animated is just as specific and static as their designs. They won't up and change these because some people have this false notion that somehow this aspect of the franchise has become stale.
I keep hearing that people don't like the quality of the game and, having played through more than the 3rd gym so far, I don't see it??? It's definitely no worse than any generation before it. The graphics are on par with where they should be, I feel (its a pokemon game, pokemons graphics have never ever ever been pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the industry at the time of release). Not to mention the every present struggle that is 'if we make it more detailed, it takes more time, it takes more space, it requires more resources'. A complaint was frame drops. I personally have only experienced only 1 or 2 scenes with frame drops. It was very brief, it didn't impact anything serious. The more detailed the game is, the more thats going on, the more its going to impact performance. I don't even want to know what the margin for this balancing act was. I can't imagine Nintendo would ever let Gamefreak staff detail all (or even part of) their struggles and roadblocks. We've probably already heard too much, but our boys had to say something because people weren't happy last time they tried to implement a dex cut.
TL;DR i guess - the issue seems incredibly complicated. I'm mostly speculating and speaking my mind, but the decision seems incredibly logical to me (both now and for the future). The dex cut hardly impacts the primary game experience. Endgame is a different discussion and it does compromise the longevity of the games playability, but I'm sure Nintendo and Gamefreak are actually thinking that far ahead, so time will tell. Everything else, imo, about SwSh has been spectacular so I personally will trust their judgement until it stops working out so well.
#i didn't proof read this #the paragraphs likely don't transition well #I was mostly trying to just cover all the talking points #I might be biased #I haven't fully engrossed myself in a pokemon game since Diamond/Pearl (though I have kept up with most content since then) #SwSh #discourse #pokemon #pokemon sword and shield #venting #? #not really venting bc this was an ask #but I have been wanting to detail all this in a post #most of the discussion around Swsh has been reactionary (which I believe #as a primary way to behave #is negatively impacting how we interact with media and vice versa) #ask #answer #reply #Anonymous3 notes
HI HELLO MANY THINGS HAVE HAPPENED THIS DAY
I don't know why all of a sudden people are going 'hey you want some spare plants' lately but I am living, my shelves are full and I am blessed.
a friend of my mom's apparently contacted her asking 'hey you want some spare aloes we have too many' and because she knows how deep into plant obsession her daughter has fallen she of course said yes
we were expecting maybe like... one or two baby aloes. because isn't that normally what you should expect?? 'we have a few spare aloes we're trying to get rid of do you want them' means a few, right?? right???
as you can see, that is clearly not what happened
look at those aloes. look at those ridiculously huge aloes. and the three agave plants, and that cactus I don't know the ID of, and those cute little purple flowers-!
I love them, they're beautiful, they're all my children now. my shelves are full of greenery again, like they so rightly should be.
I had a much more involved post complaining, again about how much rediculous backlash toward Sword and Shield is/was but it got eaten so that's maybe a sign I shouldn't...
But still, fuck anyone who spouted some shit about how bad the game is and it turns out that those problems are either miniscule (esp compared to how bad they said it was), nonexistent or a straight up fabrications.
I've had a marvelous time with it so far. Parts of the community knocked the bullshit meter up to 100/10 this year and it's rediculous. The game isnt the best game ever, but that's a high bar. It's by no means bad or shitty. There are so many quality of life improvements. The art design is fantastic. It feels great even to someone whose played pokemone time and time again. That's a huge feat! They keep trying to keep a 23 year old concept fresh! And they keep succeeding in as many ways as they can!
I think I'm mostly mad because all the bad and toxic discussion around the game was nigh inescapable and everyone and their dog was only talking about any shortcomings they even suspected of existing. It left a bad taste in my mouth. It made me dread the games release for a minute.
For a game we all love. We really need to support Gamefreak instead of turning on them and biting (esp when it's not called for). We can be critical, but by god tearing into them with malice is not how we empower the company to do better in the future??? (Which isn't saying they didn't do good! They did fantastic!!!!)
Also, their decision to cut the Dex is a good one and anyone can fight me on that.
Man, its amazing how much more efficient and enjoyable crochetting is when Im not trying to fight the hook all the damn time.