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by Katy133
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Exaggerating Characters for Readability
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Exaggerating Characters for Readability

I believe that every story is a remix of something else. We don't write stories in a bubble. They are zeitgeist. They are of the time they were written in. Every story is the culmination of every story told previously. Every sci-fi today was either directly inspired by Moebius, or indirectly related...
by Katy133
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing VN's with story structure different than "hero journey"
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Writing VN's with story structure different than "hero journey"

Red on an episode of Trope Talks did a great video on the Hero's Journey, and discussed why it's important to know about this structure, but why it's not good to use it to brainstorm the first draft of your story.

by Katy133
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Noir Art Tutorials?
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Noir Art Tutorials?

Does anyone know of any good tutorials on how to do noir-style hard lighting? I'm looking for recommendations.
by Katy133
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Lemmesoft Dying
Replies: 22
Views: 697

Re: Is Lemmesoft Dying

This kinda reminds me of a 2014 video by Mike Falzone about an article that discussed if Twitter was dead. Like PyTom put it, have changes in their life like graduating, changing careers, or getting married. So while there's dips in interaction, I think they'll also be rises from new people discover...
by Katy133
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Articles & Other Resources about Accessible Design
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Articles & Other Resources about Accessible Design

Mark Brown has added an additional video to the series:



I'll also link you to the full playlist.
by Katy133
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Having multiple writers: How to be consistent?
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Having multiple writers: How to be consistent?

From my experience, the big obstacle with staying consistent is that you need to find writing partners who will come to your visual novel's story with the same mindset. One of the reasons why Good Omens is described as one of the greatest collaborative novels in modern English literature. It was wri...
by Katy133
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: Best microphone for voice acting?
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Best microphone for voice acting?

I'm using a Blue Snowball and I love it. It's noticeably improved the quality of my voice recording.
by Katy133
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Is changing frequently the mood of a scene a bad practice?
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Is changing frequently the mood of a scene a bad practice?

I'd recommend watching Bob Larbey's work (particularly the television series As Time Goes By and Mulberry ) and studying the dialogue in them. These series are able to switch between comedy and heartfelt moments in a very natural way. Bob Larbey is one of if not my favourite screenwriter ever, and h...
by Katy133
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Programs for Organizing Scripts and Notes?
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Programs for Organizing Scripts and Notes?

Equil wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:21 am
hmm you may have to use multiple programs so get everything you want but some recommendations that come close would be
Microsoft Excel
google drive
notepad++
Scrivener does indeed do all the things I listed in the OP. Thanks! :D
by Katy133
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Articles & Other Resources about Accessible Design
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Articles & Other Resources about Accessible Design

I highly, HIGHLY recommend watching this video essay series by Mark Brown: Designing for Disability.







Hope this helps!
by Katy133
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinions regarding 3DCG VNs
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: Opinions regarding 3DCG VNs

I'm a professional CG animator, so here is my take on this: Many EVN developers have to work on a budget, so if 3D art is used, it will either have to be done by the developer (1 person), or they will hire 1 person to do the 3D art. This is very different from, say, a tv series production where ther...
by Katy133
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Bigger budget games?
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Bigger budget games?

You may be able to get a more solid idea of VN budgeting by looking through visual novel Kickstarters and looking at their budgeting pie charts. Compare the budgets and look at which Kickstarters finished making their VNs, and how large those projects were. If the developers include their social med...
by Katy133
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Programs for Organizing Scripts and Notes?
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Programs for Organizing Scripts and Notes?

Thank you all so much for your advice! I tried using LibreOffice at first, but the lack of collapsible headers and the lack of smooth scrolling (on a trackpad) was unbearable. Then I tried Google Docs, but I didn't like how it required the internet to sync/load up properly, and it doesn't include a ...
by Katy133
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Three Cheers for PyTom!
Replies: 17
Views: 754

Re: Three Cheers for PyTom!

Thank you so much, PyTom! I love using Ren'Py! And I love the community you've created on the forum! :D
by Katy133
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommended EVNs for those who've never read/played them before
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Recommended EVNs for those who've never read/played them before

I'd recommend The Blind Griffin. It's very well-written, has beautiful art and music, and I really liked how the choices affected the multiple endings for each route.