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

#3286 Post by mugenjohncel » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:11 pm

GRRRAAAAHHHHH!!!!

So I decided to take a break from doing BG's and get back to drawing and OELVN projects. Of course this time... I no longer have the luxury (and bragging rights) of owning a Cintiq because it broke and is currently back at the store where I purchased it. I'm now stuck with an old Bamboo and quite frankly... it's a struggle to even synchronize my hand and eye movements...

Also, despite being a sort of Jack-of-all-Trades when it comes to OELVN creation, I still badly wanted to work with a team but too shy to ask and even more shy to post in the WIP thread that I badly needed help with the R.S.P. Remake on the coding, scripting and voice part... especially scripting because simply remaking LVUER's R.S.P. with new and shiny graphics is just plain boring so I added new elements to the point that it could be called R.S.P. 2 at this stage... of course, new elements require new writing and script and uh... Me UNCLE MUGEN doing the writing is like taking a Polar Bear and dumping it in the middle of the desert... you get what I'm trying to say here right? The way I write things I divide them into chapter and with my limited english vocabulary I write them as best as I can... unfortunately, the problem I always encounter is how to glue each one of them together in one big and continuous flowing story that can be understood and enjoyable...

Oh and... I'm beginning to think I already reached the maximum limits of what Sketchup can do to achieve my goal of creating beautiful BG's for OELVN...

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

#3287 Post by Delta m.m » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:53 am

Tsk tsk, poor uncle Mugen
May was the "be kind to Uncle Mugen" month, you should have asked for a team while you had the chance
wait maybe you can ask for one for your birthday!
oh no that's gone too...
...
now you have no hope at all :(

seriously though, I think you should just gather your strength close your eyes and make a recruitment thread
actually you should write the post then close your eyes, but whatever...
anyway I'm new here but I think many people would love to help you as you've helped them, there are 158 posts at your "Uncle Mugen's FREE resources" thread, and lots of "Thank you uncle Mugen" posts.

because you're kind to people people will be kind to you, just have More Confidence Uncle.

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#3288 Post by dramspringfeald » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:10 am

Mom goes into surgery this morning... I'll update as things go along.
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Re: Get that thing off your chest... Now...

#3289 Post by TrickWithAKnife » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:33 am

@Dram: Best of luck. Hope everything goes smoothly.

@Mugen: I've never thought of you as shy, within this community. You are one of the best known members here, and have been supporting this community for years. I think you may be surprised how much support you get. Just be prepared that other team members may be less excited about making another game with a certain long-haired guy in the spotlight. Kind of overshadows other people's contribution.
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Re: Get that thing off your chest... Now...

#3290 Post by curry nochi rice » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:18 am

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#3291 Post by dramspringfeald » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:59 am

So, Plans changed, I stay home and tend the critters. I'll know the outcome at around Noon (7 hours) My best bet is to just sleep it out but I cant. :s
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#3292 Post by unknown5 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:29 pm

dramspringfeald wrote:So, Plans changed, I stay home and tend the critters. I'll know the outcome at around Noon (7 hours) My best bet is to just sleep it out but I cant. :s
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#3293 Post by dramspringfeald » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:21 pm

She's doing well, the procedure went without a hitch. We'll just have to wait till she is better, She'll be there till about Friday or Sunday.
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#3294 Post by TrickWithAKnife » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:28 am

That's awesome. Hope you can relax a bit easier now.
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#3295 Post by redeyesblackpanda » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:23 am

Oh, dang, it's been some time since I've been able to get on here. School sure gets tougher around this time, but on the plus side, it seems like I'll be studying abroad in Japan! (Yay intensive language workshops in what I hear is sweltering heat and humidity!)
Who am I kidding? Even if this kills me, I'm happy.

Anyway, seeing as I'll be in the country, if any of y'all from Japan want to meet up, it might be possible, if I can figure things out. (pm me, since I still can't keep up with this forum as much any more :'D) *cough* Trick *cough*
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#3296 Post by TrickWithAKnife » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:59 am

I've only spent a few days in Osaka, but if you want the advice of a foreigner who has been in Japan a while, I'd be happy to help. It's actually good practice for me. I'd really love to hear about your experiences too. By the way, people in Osaka are really wonderful. I always thought my Japanese would have improved much faster because the people in Osaka are much more talkative with foreigners than the people in Tokyo. I had a really great holiday there.

Edit: I should PM this, just to be safe.
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#3297 Post by Samu-kun » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:26 am

redeyesblackpanda wrote:Oh, dang, it's been some time since I've been able to get on here. School sure gets tougher around this time, but on the plus side, it seems like I'll be studying abroad in Japan! (Yay intensive language workshops in what I hear is sweltering heat and humidity!)
Who am I kidding? Even if this kills me, I'm happy.

Anyway, seeing as I'll be in the country, if any of y'all from Japan want to meet up, it might be possible, if I can figure things out. (pm me, since I still can't keep up with this forum as much any more :'D) *cough* Trick *cough*
I'll be at Osaka for most of the summer, I think, but it's not like travel is entirely out of the question. (Although it probably won't be easy or cheap.)
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Re: Get that thing off your chest... Now...

#3298 Post by noeinan » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:08 pm

Getting things off my chest...

This year I've been having a lot of health problems and have decided to have surgery so that I'm not in so much pain all the time. Unfortunately, the surgery I need will sterilize me and since I am young and without children I'm having a hard time getting it lined up. >< I also don't know if my insurance will cover it and I will be graduating out of my student position (which I've had for 3 years) and into unemployment.

On the bright side, more time this summer to work on visual novels! :D
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#3299 Post by JumpJump » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:54 pm

My teeth are in so much pain right now!!!

AGHHHHHHHHH!!!!
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#3300 Post by Blane Doyle » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:57 pm

It's a teeny, tiny, little thing... but it still grates on my nerves.

It seems everyone and their mom gets to call out sick or ask for a specific day off... except me.

I've asked to call off a day in advance, twice. Once when I was so ill I spent most of my shift at the toilet (yes, they still said I had to come in lest I reap disciplinary action), and today I asked for tomorrow off because I am in so much pain that a normal dose of pain killers just isn't working for me.

Unless a client of ours cancels tomorrow? "Someone else called off already, sorry. It can't be that bad, I don't know your pain tolerance so you may be exaggerating or overreacting just to have a day off for all I know."

I've worked here for 10 months. I have 3 days of sick leave piled up since I have not used them. In this 10 month span I have had to cover someone else because they called off at the last minute 2-5 times a month.

I love having work to make money and all, and I love my job itself, but this is SLIGHTLY ridiculous and makes me feel as if they are taking advantage of me because I normally come in regardless of how I feel. I only ask off when it's REALLY REALLY BAD. The person in charge of schedules in my AUNT. She knows I don't make excuses just to get out of work, I never have! To have her even insinuate that I would do that is, frankly, insulting. And pretty telling of why I don't really like her all that much.

But what really irks me?

I asked for the last week of June off back in October. Why? A close friend of mine is getting married and wants me to come down for her wedding. I haven't seen her in years and this will be the first time I get to spend time with other mutual friends of ours.

I have been told that if someone calls off during this time period? It doesn't matter how long in advance I asked for this, I have to cancel my plans for her wedding and work instead.

Someone can call off at the very last second on a near regular basis... but I can't ask to stay at home when I am visibly ill once or even keep plans I made known months in advance and received approval for. Or, gosh, even keep the two scheduled days off I have in a week instead of being forced to work almost 14 days in a row!

Seems fair, doesn't it?

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