Hello there. =^^= Kitty here. Welcome to my site. Feel free to look around. Please read my rants and comment if you have the time. Also, keep an eye out for any manga or fanart updates. If you'd like to chat, feel free to pm me. I'd be happy to talk. Enjoy. =^^=

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Keep an eye out here for any update on the Mystery Mini-Project I'm working on. If you figure out what it is I'm going to be doing, you're welcome to speculation, I won't confirm or deny any theories until the right time =3 Thanks for your support~! =D

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Elemental Update

Realized I haven't been visiting or keeping my theO crowd posted on the game's progress XD;

So all the art assets are done (give or take some facial expressions I keep adding in the make things make more sense) and I've more or less finished coding 6 of the 14 routes. Trying my best to finish all the main stuff before the 3rd because my boyfriend is coming back for a visit =D And with him back in town, I probably won't get much done XD; J/k j/k X3

Re-discovering that coding leads to debugging XD And I'm glad that modern-day programs (well, as opposed to maybe 20 years ago...) tell you what line your error is on. Most of the time, anyway. Why I usually write a few lines then test, but since I'm getting the hang of it, I've been writing the whole route then de-tangling everything in one test run. Granted, there will probably still be minor hiccups in the final product that I might not be able to work out, but I don't think it'll be game-breaking, so I won't worry too badly on that. It's my first game, after all =3

Time to wind down for the night and tomorrow there's work and after work, more route coding X3 Yaaay~ I really wanna get this done and get it out into the world cuz I can't keep all the hawtness to myself~ =eUe=

A small sneak peek XD Also, that line should pretty much be the motto of the entire game XD

First Day of Fall

Seeing as how it's the first day of autumn, it's safe to say my original Summer release deadline for Elemental is out of the question. There were a couple weeks that really pushed my progress back. (72-hour migraine, work, wedding, and hangover XD)

Since the release is no longer happening in summer, I decided to not set a new deadline and just continue working until it's done. Then I'll set a release date that'll give my beta testers some time to play it and work out any kinks I may have missed.

I have to say, doing this gives me a new POV on game developers and why they push back deadlines as much as they do. They are also human and things happen in life to distract and derail you from progress. So I forgive that even more, now. It wasn't a huge deal before, though, but y'know. Understanding. And considering I'm not even doing as intricate coding as some game-makers do, it's really a surprise any video game gets done at all XD; Then again, they have staff of tens or hundreds of people and this is just me.

3-5 months may have been ambitious, especially considering my propensity to get distracted or having trouble getting started in the first place.

I am rambling... Bottom line is, Elemental IS progressing. I just need to finish 7 more CGs and maybe makes some tweaks to a few sprites. Then I can start putting my assets into the game. Good luck to me ='w'=-b

I Did a Very Stupid Thing...

Short story is: I tried to fix my Wacom tablet pen and ended up breaking it.

Slightly longer story: I took it apart because all of a sudden, the computer wasn't responding to clicks as well. I had to really tap hard to get it to register. I'd taken it apart before, so I thought maybe something was loose. I didn't see anything and put it back together. Still acting weird. Took it apart, looking at each piece and decided I would just deal with it, but when I tried to put it back into the sheathe, it got stuck... Then I tried to pull it out and... A metal piece flew out and a wire came loose. And it's stuck in there, won't budge...

I was like "No... NO NO!" and freaking out and saying "Why did I do that...? WHY DID I DO THAT?!"

Solution: I've had Intuosso for about 4 years and bought him used, so it was about time for an upgrade. At first I was thinking of sticking with Wacom because their pens don't require batteries like other tablets do. But after going back and doing more research, I found an extremely good contender to Wacom in XP-Pen. The one I'm looking at is an XP_Pen Star 04 and has 8GB of storage built into the tablet, so I could save my work directly to it to switch between computers. That is SO much better than having to transfer my files to my external hard drive.

My boyfriend wanted to jump right on ordering me a new pen for my Intuos4 (Which is about $65...) I figured, if I'm going to spend that much, I may as well get a better one. I convinced him not to buy it and to wait until morning and we could talk it over (He's in Thailand and I'm in the US, so there's a 12-hour time difference between us) But he said if he didn't hear from me, he was gonna buy it. I'm worried he already did. I really want this other tablet, but if he got me the pen, I can't justify getting the tablet. He's not answering my messages, tho... =T

Hopefully he gets back to me before I go to bed. I wanna hurry and order this tablet so I can work more efficiently. In the meantime, my brother had my old Bamboo Fun tablet, so I'm using that to work on CGs, though it also has an issue with the tapping. Better than nothing at all, though.

20 CGs Down

And between 8-10 more to go. Things have slowed in the past weeks. I've sketched out 4 more CGs, but I wanted to have the remaining ones done by today since I work Sat-Sun. I do have 5 days off after that, so that's good. Just gotta fight the procrastination, panic attacks and motivation block. The hardest part is sitting down and getting started. The second hardest is keeping focus. Also gotta fight against that nagging voice that keeps telling me I'm putting all this work in only to have it be looked at as a piece of crap... I know that won't(?) happen. I mean... maybe some people might think it's not worth a few bucks... But I've put almost a whole year into this, so I can't leave it unfinished.

I can still improve myself and my art after this project, too. I can only go up... =>u<;=


Been a bit of a gap due to work and other events, but I've gotten up through the 14th CG done. Been fighting against panic attacks and I have no clue why they've been coming on. A bit afraid to go to work tomorrow since two days ago I was fighting a panic attack and upset a customer by being rude... But I have to do what I have to do...