I’m looking for people to play-test my game. If you’ve got a spare few minutes to play through it and answer the questions in the link below the game it would help me out heaps! It’s okay if you don’t play games that often; I’m looking for as many different people and skill-levels as possible!
Click here to play the Alpha version! The questions are in the link below the game-window.
One month left to finish the ‘demo’ for Cardigan! I’ll update this post with a link sometime next week to give you all the latest beta. I’ve tidied up some of the animations, added some new types of objects to play with for solving puzzles with and have drawn up a few more puzzles to start putting together in Flash.
Other than that everything is ambling along. I need to draw one comic to link the earlier comics in the ‘Abroad’ series with the rest of the ‘Abroad’ comics I’ve already drawn up. Hopefully I’ll have time soon.
About an hour and a half of work, maybe a little more. Just a photostudy to try to get gooder at stuff
kelchup asked: 65
65. Spit or swallow?(;
That’s actually a surprisingly hard choice to make. I mean I see the attraction of both but they’re so different in almost every quality that to pick one is a nightmare.
The swallow has a special place in my heart. I think I first saw one in a cartoon film of Thumbelina. She needed a lift somewhere and didn’t have her own transport, so she rode on the back of a friendly swallow.
Their tails are pretty neat, and it’s one of the things I remember most about them. When they fly overhead and you see the silhouette of the forked tail it’s just brilliant. I’ve never seen another bird with a tail like that.
I’m afraid I don’t know all that much else about swallows. I assume they’re native to Europe, which gives them bonus points for me. That’s not to say that I consider non-European things to be inherently worse than European things. But subjectively I do prefer the animals and plants from back home. And that’s all right.
In terms of posessing an animal, I’m not sure how I feel. I think we all (or I do at least) have those dreams of being really good mates with an animal of some sort - whether a dog or a bird or a wide-eared speckled African cave bat. To be friends with an animal that would follow you anywhere, would take a message to a friend for you then come back, would lead you to water or show you where the fruit trees were.
But taking an animal of any sort and confining it in a home or garden in a town or city? Removing its natural life, its right to choose where to go and what to eat, where to walk and where to sleep, who to fall in love with?
I’m don’t know if I could hold an animal captive.
NOW when it comes to spits I’m a bit divided. On the one hand the traditional image of the beach all sunshine and white sand has become a bit worn-out to me, and spits are more or less in the same boat. The way they’re presented in the media is both unrealistic but also potentially damaging; giving sandspits the impression that they have to attract bright and sunny weather every day of the year to be valued. I think any system that promotes unrealistic ideals is to be frowned upon and this one is no different. Let sandspits be who they really are. Please.
And frankly, give me a good stormy image of a beach any day of the year. Sure it’s very nice to sit on a warm beach, have a swim, watch the sun start to tuck itself in and draw a brief golden blanket up over the distant cliffs and islands, it’s not something I’d want to see every day; because realistically it’s not like that every day. And that’s all right.
In my decision, I would have to choose the spit. My concerns with possession of animals (while not absolute nor concrete) make it too much of an issue to take a swallow (which is, as far as I know, not usually kept as a pet). A spit, on the other hand, could be preserved. I’ve got a plan to buy a large amount of land, put a house on part of it and preserve the rest, allowing it to grow however it wants and telling any potential investors or developers or councils that want to build roads to stuff it. While a spit isn’t the green fields at the bottom of a hill with foggy mountains in the distance that I was hoping for, it’s not a bad runner up.
Swallow or spit?