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by Mad Harlequin
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: WiP: Short Noncommercial Games
Topic: Welcome to Short Noncommercial Games
Replies: 17
Views: 16620

Re: Welcome to Short Noncommercial Games

Rinima wrote:Does that mean that even if you're not selling the vn/kn, you're not allowed to post the project here if say, you've had to pay for sprites or other assets?
"No money changing hand between creators" is a pretty clear indication that the answer to your question is no.
by Mad Harlequin
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get that thing off your chest... Now...
Replies: 5252
Views: 387422

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

*sigh* I try to take criticism with a grain of salt, but after reading some serious criticism of my project I am feeling some doubt as a VN producer. It seemed like he was saying, "everything is wrong with this game, you pretty much failed". I know not everyone is going to like what I make, but it ...
by Mad Harlequin
Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What are some Do's or Don'ts in your opinion?
Replies: 45
Views: 3768

Re: What are some Do's or Don'ts in your opinion?

I'm the type of person who really wants to push the boundaries of storytelling... it's why I tired of writing novels, because it feels like there's very little room to experiment with the medium. Interactive media, like visual novels and games in general, still have a lot of unexplored territory. T...
by Mad Harlequin
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What are some Do's or Don'ts in your opinion?
Replies: 45
Views: 3768

Re: What are some Do's or Don'ts in your opinion?

Kailoto wrote:Don't: Make something that doesn't rely on the medium. (I don't like stories that could just as easily be a book or movie rather than a VN. Some kinetic novels are great, but I'll never make one for this very reason.)
It seems I'm going to end up violating this rule twice . . . don't hate me!
by Mad Harlequin
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What are some Do's or Don'ts in your opinion?
Replies: 45
Views: 3768

Re: What are some Do's or Don'ts in your opinion?

Do: Use a speller and grammar checker on dialog. Adding to this. Don't rely solely on a spelling/grammar checker to check your work. It'll be useful for catching most typos, but that's about it. There are tons of things that it will miss, and it won't teach you how to improve your ability to constr...
by Mad Harlequin
Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The last book you read or what are you reading right now?
Replies: 184
Views: 19645

Re: The last book you read or what are you reading right now

Well, it's in audiobook form, so it's being read for me, but Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James. I haven't really read more than one or two contemporary takes on Austen (most entries in the field seem to mess up the characters for the sake of self-indulgent romance), but this book's been going w...
by Mad Harlequin
Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Forum Rules and Moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 8828

Re: On Forum Rules and Moderation

But that's the point I was trying to make. If you read further down, you see the Mad Harlequin was the one using an out-dated definition. If they'd done the proper research, they'd know that the absolute worst thing you can say to someone who has PTSD is "I don't believe you". How hard is it to jus...
by Mad Harlequin
Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Forum Rules and Moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 8828

Re: On Forum Rules and Moderation

My feelings of not feeling like I belong here as not a modern anime otaku...exacerbated by there being no space allowed to have off-topic discussions about non-anime things (which would allow me to see that there are others who share my interest here that I could collaborate with, be friends with, ...
by Mad Harlequin
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How is your project going (or not going)?
Replies: 41
Views: 3028

Re: How is your project going (or not going)?

Writing this draft has taken longer than I'd like, but I'll get myself unstuck eventually . . .
by Mad Harlequin
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Forum Rules and Moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 8828

Re: On Forum Rules and Moderation

I do share the opinion of a few people here who say they feel ill at ease to post opinions. I have sometimes felt uncomfortable about posting opinions here, and in fact if we are being transparent and honest, I have already lost a great deal of sleep over this thread. (It was my choice to participa...
by Mad Harlequin
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: No Good Wife [B/B][B+G][History][Drama][Mature]
Replies: 33
Views: 6950

Re: No Good Wife [B/B]{B+G][History][Drama][Mature]

I, too, am intrigued by your concept (we need more stories about grown adults!), and I'll be waiting to see the finished product.
by Mad Harlequin
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Insane and cancelled
Replies: 12
Views: 1678

Re: Insane and cancelled

Anyway, ["Curse of Dogs"] was cancelled for being stupid as shit in concept. And I thought that was fine, till one day after a while I realized I leaned how to make pixel art for the sole purpose of making a game for people to play. I worked day in and day out on assets and they all went to shit. A...
by Mad Harlequin
Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Forum Rules and Moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 8828

Re: On Forum Rules and Moderation

Given that the topic which spurred this debate was about non-binary trans people (of which I am one), this apparently went poorly after several people criticized "they/them/their" pronouns (which I use) and then a ton of people latched on to trooper6 saying "I don't want to work with people who are...
by Mad Harlequin
Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get that thing off your chest... Now...
Replies: 5252
Views: 387422

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

Basically, my dad is now in a nursing home. With Parkinson's and Osteoporosis. And I only just turned 22 last week. So yeah. Yikes. Take care of yourself. Third, I didn't realize smoking too much, too early, too quickly would make you sick. I'm not saying this to preach, but smoking in general make...