I’m Back

Hey everyone,

I don’t know if I have much frequent readers, but if I had them, I probably lost ’em. I’ve been so busy that I almost forgot about my web-log. What happened you ask? Well, those who know me in real life, already are aware of the fact that my parents lost their store. No more toys for me! Therefore I had to start working, since I didn’t get no money no more. Apart from that did I have a lot of midterm exams (next coming up this November, January and May).

But don’t worry I am still here. And while I’m here, I now are open for any request on any topic. I got three drafts over here, but not much inspiration to write new topics, since I don’t have the time no more to play as extensive as I did a year ago. Just comment or mail me – and I’ll try to come up with something.

Also, I am starting on Netplay Plus Three. So MORPG-makers in the RMXP branch – keep your eyes open!

Cheers,

Me™, Dark-Yen

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Recent inactivity

Due to midterm-examinations, I have not been able to blog about anything the last three weeks. However, these exams are now all done, so I will be able to write something down for those who actually read this blog. I am planning to write an article about stereotyped characters, the benefits and ideas to put in, and also about where and why to place those villages in your well-constructed world. Also, I will write a tiny article on uniqueness and the danger around it…

Stay tuned!

What to do with Dungeons

Walking trough a RPG world, you will certainly find some dungeons. These places are usually filled with monsters, mini-games or mysteries. But, what can you do with Dungeons? I tried to compile a list of types, contents and uses for these very specific places… Read the rest of this entry »

How about some clichés?

Everytime I go over the project pages of the newest games, there’s a big chance I find a post that critizises the writer of that particulary game, or actually the story he or she wrote, as it contains clichés. Clichés are bad, mean and evil expressions, phrases or ideas that should not be found in ones story. It ruins your game they tell me.In this post I would like to try to convince you that you will need some clichés for people to be able to play your game, unless you are such a great writer that any phrase you make, takes the breath of the one who reads it. No, clichés aren’t always annoying or bad or even evil. Most of the times you don’t even recognize them, as they comfort you, make you feel right. The reason why consists of multiple factors. Read the rest of this entry »

[2006] Poseidon

Poseidon Ad

At first I though I would be wathing some Titanic-flavored hot action trhilling remake of the original Poseidon. However, I did not. To be honest, I don’t remember much from wathing this movie, just a lot off confusion and explosions and a very stupid ending. Read the rest of this entry »

Formatting your code

…This post is one for all scripters, but especially for those starters…

It can’t be said too many times, and you probably already read this more then once, but also I would like to make everone aware of the need to format your code. I am going to break it down for you, however this is something one must learn himself.

Most scripters are unorganized, lazy and careless. That is a fact. Ok, it doesn’t need to aply to you, but it did aply to me. We tend to write those lines down without taking in a visual structure in our work. At the time we realize that, it is already too late, and we either start over, or search for hours (ok… maybe less) too find something in our marvalous work. Now there are some ways to make sure that does not happen. We can call it formatting our code. It consists of naming variables, commenting, indenting and more… Read the rest of this entry »

[2003] Honey

Honey Ad

One of the best movies from 2003 is Honey. You do need to like dancing, naïve characters and the standard american formula to like this movie, but if you do I can strongly recommend you to watch it. I won’t reveal too much, but here is a plot summary:

Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) is the worlds angel from today. She’s a hip-hop dancer and teacher and her bigest dream is to become a music video choreographer. Then luck finds her as Michael, a famous music video director, steps up on the scene and asks Honey to dance on his video’s and also to help choreograph the dancers. With the money she is going to earn, she want to buy a dancing-studio for the kids, so they can stay off the streets and staying out of trouble, while they are doing what they like most: to Dance!

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