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

Forum organization and occasional community-building.
Forum rules
Questions about Ren'Py should go in the Ren'Py Questions and Announcements forum.
Message
Author
User avatar
Zelan
Lemma-Class Veteran
Posts: 2184
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:23 pm
Completed: The Dark
Tumblr: evns
itch: Zelan
Contact:

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

#5146 Post by Zelan » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:09 pm

I don't know if this'll make you feel better or not, Shinoki, but I've gotta say that I admire you for keeping your shit together way better than I have. My grades this year have been slowly slipping, which has de-motivated me to fix them, which causes them to slip even further... you get the idea. I ended up with a D in band last semester. In BAND. :(

But the point is, as tough as I'm sure it is to keep everything together, I hope you know that a random internet person is proud of you and admires your hard work. I wish I could follow your example and buckle down even when things get rough. c:

User avatar
Evy
Regular
Posts: 128
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:46 pm
Projects: Meet Me At Sea, All That Glitters
Organization: Paper Parrot
Tumblr: clysmian
itch: clysmian
Location: Gatineau
Contact:

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

#5147 Post by Evy » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:34 am

Well. My new PC is great, but it's already getting louder when it's on. I guess I can live with that. But my main issue is my tablet still not working the way I want it to. Even Wacom support is stumped...

Other than that... the root of my issues lately has been solitude. None of my friends seem to have time for me. I get turned down when I approach them, and they never approach me first. I'm surrounded by people but I might as well not be there because I'm effectively invisible. I have this bad reflex of isolating myself in the hopes that someone will reach out to me (which is manipulative behavior, I know), but no one has done so yet, and I feel guilty for reading too deeply into inconsequential things and jumping to conclusions. No matter how much someone can try to remind me that I matter to them, I can never take their word for it. It really sucks not being able to trust the people you care about the most.

So that leads me to overthinking and having meltdowns regularly and doing stupid things that I always regret afterwards. I'm too distracted by my thoughts that I can't bring myself to work on anything, so I'm effectively just wasting time.

Feels bad, man.

User avatar
indoneko
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 528
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:00 am
Contact:

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

#5148 Post by indoneko » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:07 pm

@Evy : What's the spec of your new PC?
If the loud sound came from the Processor/GPU Fans, you can actually reduce their speed to make them quiet (or at least less distracting). Just check the setting in your PC's BIOS and GPU/VGA card's software (find "PWM value" or something that's related to fan speed/rpm)

About friends... they're more like luxuries than needs.
Like a cup of coffee that you enjoyed whenever you go to the cafe.
It's good to have them, but don't rely on them. You can still live without coffee...
My avatar is courtesy of Mellanthe

User avatar
Ghost of Crux
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 511
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:17 am
Projects: To Weave A Thread
Organization: UNICORSITY
Tumblr: unicorsity
itch: namio
Location: Indonesia
Contact:

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

#5149 Post by Ghost of Crux » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:40 pm

Zelan wrote:Image

I wish I could give you an actual hug right now but that's the closest I can get from over here. :c If you need to talk to someone my inbox is open, as is this thread. <3
Thank you <333

I need to do another venting post because I'm pretty sure everyone on my twitter is bored of it already but

The only reason why mom ever talks to me is for me to play psychologist to my older sister. i dont say "parents" because dad never talks to me so that point is moot.
theyve been in saudi for a year. i should be used to being neglected like this but im crynig over it again and frankly this ruined my day
Image Image

misspells everything as unicorn. Call me Namio. They/them. | Honest Critique

Become a patron on my Patreon!

User avatar
thebackup
Veteran
Posts: 299
Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:36 pm
Completed: Final Week, CardioQuiz, Cafe Memoria, All I Want for Christmas is a Girlfriend
Projects: Memoria (on hiatus), Cafe Memoria Deux
Organization: PixaelSoft
Location: Southern CA
Contact:

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

#5150 Post by thebackup » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:20 pm

A "little" pet peeve of mine - why is it that when you try to start a conversation to some people, but then they reply to it with something completely off-topic to what you're saying, as if they're ignoring what you're saying? For example:

Me: I feel like I should cut back on so-and-so a bit.
Him: Oh, I'm giving away so-and-so action figures. Are you interested?
Me: Uh... no?
*then I try to continue what I'm saying but he replies again with a different topic*

There's also something like:

Me: I'd like to get blah-blah-blah someday.
Her: How are you're parents doing?

I mean, really? I want to talk about something and then he/she suddenly changes it to something else?
My online portfolio and Memoria blog (a VN in progress)
ImageImage
ImageImage
Play the Café Memoria Deux Demo

mard
Regular
Posts: 50
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:38 am
Location: Standing right behind you.
Contact:

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

#5151 Post by mard » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:01 am

thebackup wrote:A "little" pet peeve of mine - why is it that when you try to start a conversation to some people, but then they reply to it with something completely off-topic to what you're saying, as if they're ignoring what you're saying? For example:

Me: I feel like I should cut back on so-and-so a bit.
Him: Oh, I'm giving away so-and-so action figures. Are you interested?
Me: Uh... no?
*then I try to continue what I'm saying but he replies again with a different topic*

There's also something like:

Me: I'd like to get blah-blah-blah someday.
Her: How are you're parents doing?

I mean, really? I want to talk about something and then he/she suddenly changes it to something else?
I could give a long, drawn out explination, but it would likely end up with me going way off topic.

It tends to come down to one of two things.

a) The person does want to talk to you, but feels like they have nothinnng they can contribute to what it is you are wanting to talk about at the time,

or

b) They are uncomfortable with that topic and would prefer to avoid it for some reason.

There is also the occasional

C) That they feel you have been avoiding something that is stressing you out, and want to help talk you through it,
but this one only really comes from those close to you, and tends to be much rare of a motive.

This is just my experiences on the matter, so take it with a grain of salt.
Tend to be a bit quiet, but will help where I can.

Enjoy the drinks folks.

User avatar
thebackup
Veteran
Posts: 299
Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:36 pm
Completed: Final Week, CardioQuiz, Cafe Memoria, All I Want for Christmas is a Girlfriend
Projects: Memoria (on hiatus), Cafe Memoria Deux
Organization: PixaelSoft
Location: Southern CA
Contact:

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

#5152 Post by thebackup » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:14 pm

mard wrote:I could give a long, drawn out explination, but it would likely end up with me going way off topic.

It tends to come down to one of two things.

a) The person does want to talk to you, but feels like they have nothinnng they can contribute to what it is you are wanting to talk about at the time,

or

b) They are uncomfortable with that topic and would prefer to avoid it for some reason.

There is also the occasional

C) That they feel you have been avoiding something that is stressing you out, and want to help talk you through it,
but this one only really comes from those close to you, and tends to be much rare of a motive.

This is just my experiences on the matter, so take it with a grain of salt.
I certainly don't mind an "oh really? good luck / that sucks" or similar response even if the topic is going to be short and they have nothing much to contribute, as opposed to suddenly changing the topic. I just find it really rude. I mean, I just started the conversation, and they have the audacity to change it right off the bat? *shrugs*

Don't get me wrong, the people I talk to are great people. But it happens *a lot*. While in the points you've mentioned I don't think it's b) as the topics tend to be light and casual that won't make most people uncomfortable, or c), though some of a) might be involved - it seems like they're just happy to talk to you and overly eager to get their words out to you, that what you're trying to say is just blah-blah-blah, and that their topic is far more "interesting" than what you're trying to say.

Sometimes, I just feel like walking out of the conversation in protest when they do that. Again, very rude to the conversation starter.
My online portfolio and Memoria blog (a VN in progress)
ImageImage
ImageImage
Play the Café Memoria Deux Demo

User avatar
Catlip Candy
Regular
Posts: 147
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:03 am
Completed: Raven // Encanto
Projects: My Twisted Love Story (title susceptible to change)
Organization: Catlip Candy
Tumblr: catlipcandy
Deviantart: CatlipCandy
Soundcloud: Catlip Candy
itch: catlipcandy
Location: Philippines
Contact:

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

#5153 Post by Catlip Candy » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:17 pm

Today.... My drawing tablet finally died on me.... It's a Genius Easy Pen tablet, really cheap... The screen protector (or if one can even call it that, whatever, the very first surface) got scratched and got torn off and from then on, my tablet won't work anymore... I can use it as a mouse, but it gets delayed and I can't use it for drawing...

TLDR, my very first drawing tablet is gone for good... the very first drawing tablet I saved money for, since I'm still a student and my parents are not the ones to buy stuff for their kids.... Now my soul is lost, wandering around, don't know how to live anymore... exagg
All I ask from the readers is to give feedback on what they think I should improve more.
Even the harshest comments are welcomed and greatly appreciated, as long as it is your truthful opinion!
Please help me become a better visual novel creator!

Image
~~~~~~ Catlip Candy ~~~~~~~



User avatar
indoneko
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 528
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:00 am
Contact:

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

#5154 Post by indoneko » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:20 pm

@Catlip Candy : if the pen is still working, you can try to replacing the tablet surface with an acrylic sheet (or any thin, hard plastic sheet that you can find). I've been covering my Wacom tablet's surface with something (thick art paper, plastic sheet, etc) to make it scratch-resistant.
My avatar is courtesy of Mellanthe

User avatar
Catlip Candy
Regular
Posts: 147
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:03 am
Completed: Raven // Encanto
Projects: My Twisted Love Story (title susceptible to change)
Organization: Catlip Candy
Tumblr: catlipcandy
Deviantart: CatlipCandy
Soundcloud: Catlip Candy
itch: catlipcandy
Location: Philippines
Contact:

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

#5155 Post by Catlip Candy » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:34 pm

indoneko wrote:@Catlip Candy : if the pen is still working, you can try to replacing the tablet surface with an acrylic sheet (or any thin, hard plastic sheet that you can find). I've been covering my Wacom tablet's surface with something (thick art paper, plastic sheet, etc) to make it scratch-resistant.

Thanks for the tips! But I actually made it work again! I thought it was the screen protector that's the problem but it was only just the plastic cover that got removed, not necessarily the screen protector! And that cover should've been removed long ago when I bought it a few months before! :shock: :shock: Stupid me, I even rolled my own eyes at me :roll: but anyways, I'm happy now :lol:
All I ask from the readers is to give feedback on what they think I should improve more.
Even the harshest comments are welcomed and greatly appreciated, as long as it is your truthful opinion!
Please help me become a better visual novel creator!

Image
~~~~~~ Catlip Candy ~~~~~~~



User avatar
Kokoro Hane
Eileen-Class Veteran
Posts: 1014
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:51 pm
Completed: 30 Kilowatt Hours Left, The Only One Girl { First Quarter }, Crystal Captor: Memory Chronicle Finale, Journey of The Scroll, An Encounter ~In The Rain~, A Piece of Sweetness
Projects: Gakusei, Final Pirate Haven: Rebellion of Gilfer's Bay, False Hope, Final Chance
Organization: Tofu Sheets Visual
Deviantart: kokoro-hane
itch: tofu-sheets-visual
Contact:

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

#5156 Post by Kokoro Hane » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:08 pm

SCRIPTING IN LINES IS SO BORING!!!!!!

You know that moment you're so close to finish your game's script, you can almost taste it... but the finalisations are quite tedious... in fact, being so close to done often makes it all the more torturous. Just a little more... I can do this... it'll be worth it...
PROJECTS:
Journey of The Scroll[COMPLETE][RPG][v.2]
An Encounter ~In The Rain~ [COMPLETE][IntRenAiMo'19]
Crystal Captor: Memory Chronicle Finale [COMPLETE][RPG][#1 in So Bad It's Good jam '17]
The Only One Girl [WiP][Up.5/20/2017][1stQ ver. released]
30 Kilowatt Hours Left [COMPLETE][GameJolt GDC Jam2016]

But dear God, You're the only North Star I would follow this far
Owl City "Galaxies"

User avatar
Evy
Regular
Posts: 128
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:46 pm
Projects: Meet Me At Sea, All That Glitters
Organization: Paper Parrot
Tumblr: clysmian
itch: clysmian
Location: Gatineau
Contact:

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

#5157 Post by Evy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:25 pm

I don't wanna get olderrrr noooo T_T

User avatar
pinto minto
Regular
Posts: 31
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:48 pm
Projects: Skeletons of a Demon
Location: USA
Contact:

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

#5158 Post by pinto minto » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:06 am

I wish I didn't get sick so easily, I resent my body for it. Just when I think I'm healthy again, another problem arises and all of a sudden I'm at the bottom again. I try not to get too depressed about it, but it's so hard to stay up, and be positive about living. I'm young, which just makes it all the more irritating because I'm already having these physical health problems.

User avatar
indoneko
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 528
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:00 am
Contact:

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

#5159 Post by indoneko » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:15 pm

... and I lost a cellphone.
I don't really care about it's value, but now I'm worried about my house's security since the thief managed to steal it without breaking our door & window. I mean, how did they do that? o_o
My avatar is courtesy of Mellanthe

User avatar
TheJerminator15
Regular
Posts: 161
Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:37 pm
Completed: A Sedentary Fist
Projects: Manipulation, Switch Swap, Unnamed Project
itch: jamsandwich
Location: England
Contact:

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

#5160 Post by TheJerminator15 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:15 pm

Honestly? I've had a rough few months. I found out some bad news two days before Christmas, and more a week or so later just before my birthday (two days before it as well which I find hilariously ironic).

I struggle to find the motivation to get out of bed most days and 90% of my waking thoughts tend to lead back to death and then eventually killing myself. I constantly moved around with my family until a few years ago, so I have no proper friends and I have so many personality problems I'm acutely aware of I see no point in dragging anyone else down to my level just because I need someone to talk to every now and then. Even gaming which was my main source of fun and escapism has lost it's flair because I'm bored and too broke to have bought a new game in months.

Outside of just posting funny stuff/my own jokes on social media and writing/developing my games I don't really have much keeping me going rn. But on the plus side it got me off my ass and I've been writing consistently every day for the first time in almost a year.

Apologies for the mood killer, I just needed an outlet for this right now that wasn't angrily wanting to punch my computer because my code messed up again lol.
My Current Writing Project: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=37699
Manipulation Teaser Demo: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzJ4E ... zV6TWVaclk

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot]