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by xiaomao
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Nonsense Writing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

Re: Nonsense Writing?

Like free association? Yeah, I do something like that a lot. Really helps you loosen up and generate new ideas without having to worry if they are "good". Definitely a beneficial exercise, and if you have a couple friends around, can be a fun party game as well.
by xiaomao
Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Ideas Dump
Replies: 1532
Views: 162628

Re: Ideas Dump

I have had this little plot bunny on my head since forever, because I HATE WITH A PASSION the "Bet" trope (where a man bets he can bet a lady, an end with those the two dating), more info here: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheBet Tittle: Hell hath no fury (or "Nemesis") The protagonis...
by xiaomao
Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Writing - Are clichés sometimes inevitable?
Replies: 20
Views: 2247

Re: Writing - Are clichés sometimes inevitable?

Unless you're writing something highly experimental, you will probably use at least a few tropes in your work. For myself, I'm highly aware of which tropes I like and which ones I hate, so I don't usually struggle with it. If you really want to move away from predictability and tropes, I recommend t...
by xiaomao
Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Is My Writing Good Enough For Pay?
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Re: Is My Writing Good Enough For Pay?

Yeah I second what Laiska said. You can swap skills, too, for example if someone's looking for a programmer for their project you can offer to do that in exchange for them doing the art for yours. In a different thread you said that you thought Ren'py was easy, well, haha, that's awesome really. I b...
by xiaomao
Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Main Character Race And My Race Issues!
Replies: 14
Views: 1505

Re: Main Character Race And My Race Issues!

I can see how I might have been unclear. Let me think how to explain it... Say for instance a black person says "Screw white people." I have seen white people turn around and say "Look, black people are just as racist as white people! It's reverse racism!" and use that as an excuse to feel justified...
by xiaomao
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing a queer romance with little to no knowledge
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: Writing a queer romance with little to no knowledge

I would recommend reading anything by Audre Lorde to give you a real serious look at what a lesbian relationship is like for a black woman. Powerful writing. Here's a pdf. I'd start with the Sister Outsider essays.
by xiaomao
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Main Character Race And My Race Issues!
Replies: 14
Views: 1505

Re: Main Character Race And My Race Issues!

I'm familiar with the attitude you're describing from the other side of the coin. When I was growing up in Atlanta, folks would call my friends "oreo" for hanging out with me. You and meiri already described about how "intelligence=white" can be so damaging, I've definitely seen that. And of course ...
by xiaomao
Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: slit-mouth girl [short VN][horror]
Replies: 15
Views: 3351

Re: slit-mouth girl [short VN][horror]

Very cool. Love the art.
by xiaomao
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Black Closet [Detective Work][GxG][Now in Testing]
Replies: 36
Views: 8508

Re: Black Closet [Interactive Mystery, Friendship or GxG]

This is also the game where I had the idea to make every single thing the main character says into a player choice Sounds awesome! A lot of amazing indie games just end up being heartbreakingly short, for obvious reasons. So from a player's perspective, I am in favor of adding more stuff. Even if t...
by xiaomao
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Movement [GxG] [Drama] [Friendship] [Romance] [KN]
Replies: 38
Views: 7097

Re: Scums of the Earth [GxG] [Drama]

For instance, I really disagree with where radical feminists and trans-erasing radical feminists are coming from, but they're still feminists! Radfems and TERFs are part of a problematic hemisphere of feminism, but in ultimately fighting for the same things, they're feminists. It's a portion of fem...
by xiaomao
Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: I'm making a visual novel about animal mages.
Replies: 13
Views: 1444

Re: I'm making a visual novel about animal mages.

As a guinea pig owner, I would love to see more games with cute fluffy rodents. So another "Yay rats!" person here.
by xiaomao
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Hierofanía
Replies: 108
Views: 45460

Re: Hierofanía

OH also, if you are an ESL speaker (being from Argentina, I think you said?), I gotta say your English writing is fantastic. Really evocative.
by xiaomao
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Hierofanía
Replies: 108
Views: 45460

Re: Hierofanía

I just played this last night and got two endings, Imprisoned Knight and Tainted Knight. I love this game. I'll probably leave some more thoughts when I get more endings, but here is my impression so far: It's amazing! The characters are all so interesting and I love how more layers are uncovered wi...
by xiaomao
Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Steam benefits?
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Re: Steam benefits?

Oh yes, I really want to know about this as well.
by xiaomao
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Like She Had Wings [action/urban fantasy][GxG/B/X]
Replies: 36
Views: 9360

Re: Like She Had Wings [action/urban fantasy][GxG/B/X]

This! Looks! So! AWESOME!!!