Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ending 2017

Its been a few years since my last post. Having work and projects can reduce available time for creative endeavors.

Though I've been gone for a hot minute, I'm still interested in continuing my evaluation of games, writing and culture. As such I'm hoping this post will spark a resurgence of my attempts of chronicling my progress across projects.

Of note some of my older posts are no longer valid. Things like the chrome app store going away and UDK no longer being worth learning. This of course leads to progress. Which is why newer content must be created.

Current Projects:
Stallion by Moonlight (Novel)
Pangoria's Cube (Puzzle Game)
Unannounced Web Project est. 2019

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Changing This Week in Pangoria Posts

Well, I tried it, but I think how I was tackling these posts was incorrect. Implementation of it would do better for me to come in daily, and save it as a draft until the end of the week. The last two weeks have been kind of crazy, with a lot of paperwork and responsibility required from me to get things done.

Aside from that, I have been working on a site for the sole purpose of being a single location to request work from me (link coming soon). I also put up my game for sale on windows (sale is a loose term in that you can pay what you want, including getting it for free).

I won't be doing a TWIP for the last two weeks, but I'll get started again this week, for next week's post.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Somewhere between Caitlyn and Rachel

Is race changing treated the same way as gender changing? Is it brave to come out as a black woman when you were identified as white when you were born?

I'm wondering if there is any difference in this? If not, is there any reason to deny people who feel they are actually a cat or fox or half-god/half-kitsune in their soul? Or people who identify as a cartoon character, trapped in a human body?

I've been trying to understand all the special snowflakes out there, and quite honestly, I keep swinging between very polarizing feelings and ideas when it comes to this.

Do we accept all, or do we deny all? Is there even a half measure on this, or is it all some sort of body dysmorphic disorder, similar to anorexia and bulimia? We say its dangerous to want to be too skinny, but is it dangerous to want to be a woman or a man, or black or white or an animal? All these people are trying to distort or change their bodies in some ways.

Are there less acute versions of this? Is body-piercing and tattoos a form of body dysmorphia? How much of this is influenced by culture? If we all dressed the same, would anyone recognize that they weren't a girl but really a boy?

Do we generate a scale of harm based on the effects of the dysmorphia, so that obviously fatal and damaging things like anorexia needs to be treated? But we're okay with satisfying the feelings of transgendered people and furries?

I suppose we're going to be facing this, and perhaps we go the path of accepting all, and see where it goes. Sometimes, we don't know when a line is crossed until we come to it.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Quick Movie Review of Doom: Fifty Shades of Grey

We ended up getting, "Fifty Shades of Grey". It wasn't a terrible movie, with the singular exception that it was bad. There is no "real" conflict. The black moment in the storyline drags on for what feels like an extra hour, which ruins any and all tension, and ends terribly, as if to say, you wasted your entire time watching this.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This Week in Pangoria Week of May 25th, 2015

Many things happened this past week. I lost a job, my mom's birthday and I started working on all my projects at once (due to having extra time in the mornings).

I didn't get to do FNM after Modern Masters release (which was a lot of fun), and I haven't gotten much out of my writing, but I have been working on websites and trying to get unemployment.

Overall though, not a great deal to add. I'm looking forward to Jurassic World, coming out in 9 days.