Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

CYOA - didn't save!

One thing that's frustrating about this program.. No autosave, and if you don't save before you exit the program you think it's asking "Do you want to save before you exit" like most programs do, but no it asks "are you sure you want to exit without saving?".  Well this morning after putting an hour of work into it, I hit the X in the upper right corner, and closed without saving, rendering a lot of work go to waste.

While doing an ebay search for "gender bender", I came across this interesting game.  It's called "Rex Nebular and the cosmic gender bender", apparently made by microprose in 1992 (famous for flight simulators).  Anyway, here's a walkthrough the shows the portion where the main male character is morphed into a woman:

Thursday, August 22, 2013

CYOA takes a long time

Writing fiction is one thing, but then having to write multiple outcomes, which branch out into even more choices.. Well let's put it this way, I started out with a simplistic medallion story which immediately branches out into about 7 scenarios.  So far I've barely finished one of those scenarios and I've already spent 2-3 hours on it.

Anyway, while you wait, check out this video from Thailand's got talent.  It appears that it's a female singer, but in mid-song she (he) changes her voice back to male.  The ending was a little hard to watch

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

CYOA builder - TWINE

I stumbled across this link tonight.. There used to be an online version of this where anyone could start up a story, and anyone could start adding links.  Of course you know the issue with that is you'll start getting trolls that will simply start messing with it and create all sorts of dead links.

Anyway, this program called TWINE is basically a visual layout program (FREE) where you have a starting point, and you branch out (just like you would with a storyline with choices).  It's pretty simplistic, but perhaps that's what could make it great.  It seems that in order to link to another passage, you have to code with brackets, and whatever you call that bracket, your passage has to be called the same thing.  This could be in theory limiting, but I suppose for simplicity sake it could work.  Anyway, read about it here:

This gives you a short explanation how to use it:

Needless to say, I have dozens of stories floating in my head that I wouldn't mind trying out.  Don't be suprised if I post one soon.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

colored contacts PSA

So I saw recently in a porno that the woman had very bright blue eyes.  They were obviously contacts (nobody's eyes could be that bright).  And then I thought "hmm, that would be neat to try, especially while dressed up.  Change the color, maybe even give myself Anime eyes like lady gaga

Then I read about how DANGEROUS they can be if you don't see a real doctor.  Everything from poor quality material that can scratch your cornea in a matter of half a day, to simply starving your eyeball of oxygen and causing all sorts of infections to build up, to even causing permanent damage (like blindness)

"Robyn Rouse is one of at least 1,500 people who wound up in emergency rooms last year as a result of contact lens problems. She bought colored lenses without a prescription at a corner grocery store in Cleveland. The 15-year-old says she wore them for one night, took them out and went to sleep.
"The next morning I woke up, my eye was closed and I couldn't see out of it," she says.
Rouse was rushed to the hospital with a severe bacterial infection in her eye. "Had she not come promptly, I have no doubt that she would have lost the eye," says Steineman.
The damage was so bad, Steineman had to perform a corneal transplant. And even now after almost a year of treatment, her vision is still not completely restored."

Hadn't really thought about how dangerous they could be.  Needless to say I'm going to stick to something safer, like glasses with regular glass (no prescription).  I'm liking these:
Geeky is the new sexy

Friday, August 9, 2013

johnny knoxville - bad grandpa

I know what you might be thinking.. Why the hell is that jackass guy on this blog?  I just watched this trailer earlier today, and he's got a film where he's basically filming real reactions from acting disorderly while dressed up as an old person (just like he did in the jackass films).  Well, one of the "skits" is they're looking for money, so they dress up the kid as a girl and enter a "princess pageant".  Well of course being johnny knoxville, they go after the shock factor.  It's pretty priceless, and the boy looks VERY passable.  It's amazing how similiar boys and girls are before testosterone kicks in during puberty.

Thursday, August 8, 2013