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About FractalBeast

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    What The Hell Are "Virtual Influencers"?

    Man, I miss the good old SilkRoad days.
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    The ongoing cryptocurrency crash

    NFT's did exactly what they were meant to do. Give the late-adopter bitcoin (almost)millionaires that were a bit too late to cash out earlier, the money to cash out a while ago. And they have cashed out, and now people are waking up to the fact that they've bought very expensive Twitter pfp's, and the market is crashing.
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    What Was Your Last Purchase?

    Just one. There might be more eventually, but probably not.
  4. Not that crazy to consider that many kids don't know how to deal healthy with online stuff, when you consider that the parents and grandparents (ESPECIALLY THE GRANDPARENTS) don't even know how to deal with online stuff. If the parents and grandparents are just mindlessly guzzling down the conspiracy-idiot Facebook pipeline like an a stillborn radioactive mutant straight from a Duke expansion pack, I don't expect the children to learn how to properly use the internet either.
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    What Was Your Last Purchase?

    Philips OneBlade, Sennheiser HD660S and s1 of Lovecraft Country on DVD. The lastest heatwave really taught me that my old headphones clamped down too hard on my head. Goddamn what a headache.
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    Creating 3D environments in Doom for artwork

    @Dark Pulse@Ed Thanks. That's exactly what I wanted to hear. I did consider tile-based map editors - since I own the Grimrock games, they have fancy modern lighting and come with a map editor, but it... all very square. You can't get funky. And Ed, that stuff is seriously impressive.
  7. I've been watching some videos of people running these absurd and frankly (IMO) hilariously insane detailed extreme (GZ?)Doom mods. Lots of normal mapping, or bump mapping. Fancy modern dynamic light. I'm no expert. Anyway, that got me thinking about this plan I've had for a while, making 3D spaces in some map editor so I can use them as a basis for artwork in a comic. It'll help set up complicated action if there's a "physical" place where it all happens, where I can see the space from all kinds of angles etc. Now, I don't really need the ability to place rooms over rooms for this, now, do I? Even if I would create a complicated setup that would technically require rooms over rooms, I could just draw it like that - since the actual spaces made in Doom are basically visual aids to help trace artwork. Why not make these 3D environments in Doom with those bump mapping textures, and dynamic light? I don't think getting those modern methods into Doom will exactly be easy, but once that's all done, I can assume that Doom map editors are probably the easiest and fastest to work with among all the dozens of game map editors around?
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    What "Lost Media" are you interested in?

    Yessss yes yes, I specifically searched this thread for a mention of the Spider Pit.
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    How To Like Electronic Music?

    It is what it is. All that matters is that a subgenre communicates what it is.
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    How To Like Electronic Music?

    Given that you have a Pink Floyd pfp, you might want to look at IDM. IDM is an umbrella term meaning "intelligent dance music". Basically, it's the prog rock of electronic dance music. You'll probably like at least one artist in the grouping, and since it's an umbrella term, it contains just about everything from pounding blood-curdling harsh music to beautiful almost-piano music with a twist.
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    What do you think of the "boomer" meme?

    Pretty sure boomer sprang up as an insult by modern-FPS players towards arena-FPS players on 4chan's /vg/. People make "generals" on /vg/, and there's limited space. As soon as a thread passes page 10 (IIRC) they're deleted. So there's lots of rivalry between various generals. If a general starts losing users or a certain posting speed, it risks falling off page 10. In this environment, the term "boomer" sprang up. It's related to the use of "boomer" in pop culture, but different, since obviously within videogame contexts, "boomers" don't refer to babyboomers, but to millennials. There's also some skill jealousy since good arena-skills do translate to good modern-FPS skills if you account for the more down-to-earth arsenal, more focus on hitscan, slower movement speed and health regen, but the reverse isn't quite true.
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    Can you drink snow globe water

    Only drink the blue snowglobes with a screaming face in them.
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    Goodbye Adobe Flash...

    Given the historical importance of flashgames, I eagerly await the archival processes that will be coming.
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    The final last backstab of 2020. Fucking sucks. MF Doom really helped me expand my musical horizons as a teen. A real musical giant.
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    Can I copy weird ideas from Spirit Science?

    I'm suddenly reminded of a really weird dumb scifi book I read as a teen by some American writer about an alien invasion, made by demons that went into space to pose as aliens as some kind of spiritual false flag to convince "good christians" god didn't exist. The book ended with some epilogue where the writer went on some idiotic Trumpian rant about how demons were totally real and spiritual warfare was a real thing. Hahahahahaha.