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by Mad Harlequin
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get that thing off your chest... Now...
Replies: 5237
Views: 355412

Re: Get that thing off your chest... Now...

I know how that feels. Take care of yourself.
by Mad Harlequin
Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HTTPS version of lemmasoft.renai.us
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: HTTPS version of lemmasoft.renai.us

I'm on the https version now. So far everything's ship-shape. Thanks for doing this!
by Mad Harlequin
Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Would making an anime fan-game be illegal?
Replies: 16
Views: 2494

Re: Would making an anime fan-game be illegal?

The fact that a derivative work might go undiscovered for a while doesn't mean it's legal, regardless of the original's country of origin. Yes, Japan has doujinshi, but I'd still be careful---while I'm not knowledgeable about the ins and outs of Japanese copyright laws and their interpretations, I'm...
by Mad Harlequin
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: CUPID [Romance/Horror] [FREE] - Valentines Let's Read this Sunday
Replies: 44
Views: 22922

Re: CUPID [Gothic/Romance] [Non-Commercial]

Just downloaded this. :)

I played the demo a while ago, so I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.
by Mad Harlequin
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get that thing off your chest... Now...
Replies: 5237
Views: 355412

Re: Get that thing off your chest... Now...

Well, I don't know if this is the best place for what I'm about to post, but I doubt that creating my own thread is really necessary, so here goes: I've been away for a while---much longer than I anticipated---in order to give myself a break and reorganize. Part of me feels bad for even posting abou...
by Mad Harlequin
Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get that thing off your chest... Now...
Replies: 5237
Views: 355412

Re: Get that thing off your chest... Now...

If anyone from these forums is in Paris, please, stay safe. Amen. That goes for anybody else affected by things going on around the world today (November 13th). Also, I am back, and I promise I wasn't transported to Earth-Two! I stepped away from the forum for a bit because I needed to take care of...
by Mad Harlequin
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get that thing off your chest... Now...
Replies: 5237
Views: 355412

Re: Get that thing off your chest... Now...

Two months. Two months of writer's block. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUGGGGGGHH! Oh, I'm quite familiar with that kind of frustrated howl. Try to relax a little if you can, and you'll get unstuck. Over here in my corner I'm working on meeting my (mostly self-imposed) work deadlines, so I'm a bit anx...
by Mad Harlequin
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Must Love Jaws [Friendship] [SuNoFes] [AGBIC 2015]
Replies: 13
Views: 2044

Re: Must Love Jaws [Friendship] [SuNoFes] [AGBIC 2015]

1. This sounds great! 2. I can't say I'm interested in one character more than another at this point, but I'm hoping to see some real marine biology knowledge from Bernard. :) 3. I really admire sharks. They don't deserve the rap they have. Peter Benchley, the author of Jaws , dedicated himself to c...
by Mad Harlequin
Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Our Wedding Story [GxG][Sim][Romance][Short]
Replies: 17
Views: 2513

Re: Our Wedding Story [GxG][Sim][Romance][Short]

I infinitely prefer the original art. We're definitely not lacking in anime-style offerings here, so I love seeing alternatives! Your style here kind of reminds me of old European advertisements, somehow. (Maybe French ones in particular.)
by Mad Harlequin
Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Natural Choices of Readers vs Enforced Choices of Design
Replies: 19
Views: 1656

Re: Natural Choices of Readers vs Enforced Choices of Design

With regard to lying in dialogue options and tonal distinction, a friend of mine had a pretty good idea. In it, the color of the menu bar is used to denote tone - so for example, green can represent neutral or truthful, blue can represent sadness and melancholy, orange can represent sarcasm and sna...
by Mad Harlequin
Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Commission review system?
Replies: 51
Views: 3641

Re: Commission review system?

I think I agree with some sentiments made about just encouraging honest reviews. I think this is the only really reliable solution we have right now, given our active community's limited size and its walking-on-eggshells nature. We can't place much hope in successfully implementing the kind of syst...
by Mad Harlequin
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Commission review system?
Replies: 51
Views: 3641

Re: Commission review system?

Rating systems have the problem that their reliability is a function of the sample size. When a service only receives a small number of reviews (as is likely to happen in as small a community as this), then the reviews are going to necessarily be unreliable. For instance, if you're browsing Yelp an...
by Mad Harlequin
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Commission review system?
Replies: 51
Views: 3641

Re: Commission review system?

As a concept, this sounds like it could be a good idea, but what would we do to combat unwarranted ratings of either extreme? How would we determine whether a rating is fair? (For example, rating someone's speed based on a specific deadline set by two parties is fair, but I'm not so sure about expec...
by Mad Harlequin
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Darling Shoujo Imoutohotep [BxG][Mystery][Mummies][WTF]
Replies: 24
Views: 8021

Re: Darling Shoujo Imoutohotep [BxG][Mystery][Mummies][WTF]

I've thought about changing her name to Imoutotep, which is a bit shorter, but I'm undecided. The name's still pretty silly, so not sure if would help, but it's something I'm considering. I think Imoutotep is fine---it references ancient Egyptian civilization and the little sister love interest tro...