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120 deviants said Yes
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47 deviants said :stare:
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11 deviants said no
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11 deviants said HELL NO

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[Ludum Dare 38] [Windows game] Lovebug
Aimed for something simple and hopefully not too challenging. Much stronger focus on setting the mood and minimal storytelling to deliver an emotional impact, than past projects which the goal was to make a game.

Graphics, programming, sound and music all done by me.

Probably slept for about 18 hours out of the 48 hour deadline. Gave myself a lot of breaks too. One of my least stressful jams ever.

www.dropbox.com/s/88npp4g4orn4…
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[Scraps] [LD 38] Lovebug
The theme for his jam is "A small world".

This is the artwork for it in its current state
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I was a prominent neo-Nazi. Ignoring white extremists is a mistake.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwZhFU…

Bomb threats against Jewish community centers across the country. The desecration of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

For Christian Picciolini, these recent incidents are not necessarily surprising. He’s at the forefront of warning Americans against the growing threat from white nationalists.

What makes Picciolini’s insight into these individuals so compelling is that he used to be one.

When he was only 14, Picciolini was recruited by Clark Martell, a prominent neo-Nazi skinhead leader. By age 18, Picciolini was leading America’s first neo-Nazi skinhead gang and helping to recruit and organize cells across the country.

Picciolini worked to soften the neo-Nazis’ external image and political language to attract individuals who would otherwise not have been willing to join the movement.

“We hear terms like ‘liberal media,’ when in fact what they are talking about is Jewish media,” Picciolini told me. “We used to say that the Jews controlled the media. And now they've just massaged the phrase to call it ‘liberal media.’”

Picciolini began his transformation from neo-Nazi to anti-hate advocate in his late teens.

“Having my child when I was 19 years old and being married was a powerful catalyst for me because I finally had something to love,” he said.

In 2010 he co-founded Life After Hate, a not-for-profit organization dedicating to fighting racism and violent extremism. Five years later he published his memoirs of his time in the neo-Nazi movement, Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead.

“I'm still pulling up the weeds from all those seeds of hate that I planted,” he said, “which is why I have dedicated the last 20 years of my life to help eradicate racism.”

Pretty interesting to watch him admit on camera that he knowingly spread lies to promote a political agenda he no longer follows. That's kind of interesting, the thought that the info you consume could be a lie.

Makes me wonder though, wouldn't it be a good idea to focus more on domestic terrorism? We've had much more domestic white terrorists than foreign islamic terrorists in the US so far.

Do you like voting in polls? 

63%
120 deviants said Yes
25%
47 deviants said :stare:
6%
11 deviants said no
6%
11 deviants said HELL NO
I can't continue working on Robin Steele. I realize I need to be working for myself. If I keep trying to push myself to working on a project for a fandom and not for me, I'll burn myself out and not actually enjoy what I'm doing.  Ponies lost its appeal for me a while ago anyways, and talking about my project got really difficult when I was already ready to ditch the pony scene and move on.

Shame that it's yet another project I can't finish though. If there was one thing I learned, anything with a storyline is going to have a much bigger project scope than you realize. Not that the story itself is difficult to tell, but it means you need to create more content in order to pace out the story. I already learned this the hard way when I basically struggled with cutscene code. If I only wanted to make a working game, I accomplished that ages ago. All the fluff to tell a whole story expanded the project scope into something that it's clear that I cannot finish.

So. Moving on. Not going to care about storyline in the next project. I learned this lesson once. If I do it again, only if I know I can churn out story-driven stories with little effort. That's something I cannot yet do at this point.

I have no idea how this next project will turn out. I'm working with an experimental genre of science fantasy that's pretty much unknown territory. The gameplay itself, is also another unknown territory and I will need to first, make a prototype and make it as minimal as possible.

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SpicyDickSalad Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
You seem like a cool person--here, have a watch! :)
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AngryMaxFuryStreet Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh damn I love your pixel art!
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Paperstain545 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is everything I could have asked for.
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ALRzombieredhead Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Here, have a llama! Now go punch a Nazi in the face! :chainsaw:
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Sarang-Lee Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
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Pix3M Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017   Digital Artist
:wave:
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Sarang-Lee Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
What's up? :XD: I'm supposed to be in bed right now, but I wanted to see how you were doing! :iconspazhugplz: 
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Pix3M Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017   Digital Artist
I'm looking forward to a little party this saturday :la:

Thanks for spreading the cheer
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Sarang-Lee Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
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Pix3M Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Hey, what's up? :wave:
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