I didn't even take note until HFX told me all about it. ...Just wow.
Thank you, Tom Fulp. <3
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Posted by Troisnyx - May 4th, 2012
A country street in dreary, cloudy weather.
The Tyburn trail.
A stream off Clitheroe.
An open field with wild flowers.
The seafront at Southend.
Hatfield by night.
A stone bridge.
Will update when I see fit.
Posted by Troisnyx - May 2nd, 2012
I'm not addicted to the series, but I still think it's pretty cute. And it's got some good music too! Just so you know, the first Epic Battle Fantasy game was released on 1 May 2009, effectively making the series three years old.
This is only an idea, guys... I want to see what you all think about this.
What if we gathered... I don't know -- remixes, fanart &c. just to pay tribute to the team? We gather all EBF-related stuff, someone throw it all into a neatly-made Flash, and we present it to the team on 31 May. Or 1 June, latest. That's the game plan.
I know there are a lot of similar collabs out there, but hey, collabs are fun. ^_^
Posted by Troisnyx - April 13th, 2012
More sounds from the Bullet Hell Shooter in progress, with images (for a taster)!
You may recognise some of the tracks from this vid -- I have posted some of them on NG. This is the second taster pack -- the OST is not finished and there are a few more tracks to go, but once it's finished, I won't have to worry about it anymore, hopefully!
Feedback is appreciated!
Posted by Troisnyx - April 7th, 2012
This is originally a WAV, and I added a few more parts to it later and saved it as a WAV, and attempted converting this to MP3. Apparently Newgrounds thinks that this is "not a valid MP3 file".
I'm not the only one having upload problems; quite a number of people are...
Posted by Troisnyx - April 6th, 2012
My Lenten abstinence from Newgrounds was a success!
It's Good Friday today, and Easter is coming soon. I am happy to be back on NG after so long.
Thanks to SirLoineStake and HFX for keeping in touch. It was great! :D
NOW CAN I HAVE SOME MOAR AWESOMENESS PWEEASE.
Posted by Troisnyx - February 16th, 2012
...after quite a bit of hesitation. My first chat with her was on Monday, and my, she is really nice! ^_^ We talked for hours, sharing audio, sharing thoughts, telling a bit more about ourselves. It's wonderful, speaking with her. I can't help but think once you take the first step and the other person responds, you see that the other person is just as much of a person, with perhaps as many follies and foibles as you. I can't explain it... but... one thing's for sure: speaking one-to-one takes me beyond the surface and leads me deep into the heart of the person. This experience has humbled me a great deal, and I'm absolutely thankful for that.
In case you aren't sure who HFX is, she is the soundtrack writer for all Epic Battle Fantasy games starting from EBF2. I have indeed heard that EBF4 is under way, as well as a little something about her most recent track, Fallen Blood.
I'm just going to hint at a few things being done together, but what they will be, I shan't be telling yet! All I can say is this: "two game projects very dear to us will have just that little bit more input" (and I sound like Waka from Okami). Right now, even though my fingers and my mind are itching to spoil things, I shall not do anything more. Regardless, it's great to have a collaborator!
Today, I shall be working on a bit more boss artwork for Project Chaplaincy, and if I do have the time, I may perhaps try to handle the rest of the player chibis. Mark is already beginning bullet patterns for the different enemies we've got, and Christo is taking care of the script. I guess the best course of action, for now, is to release that bullet hell shooter and see where it takes us!
Also, for your enjoyment, here's a Muro-drawn Kirby picture.
Posted by Troisnyx - February 10th, 2012
That bullet hell shooter in progress? I'm not just the OST writer anymore. I am now also art director.
I'll admit, I took up the artistic work at a time when I wasn't confident about myself, but now I'm going to do my very best!
What you see in that recent artwork I posted is the first batch of enemies which we released, and the only ones we're sharing for now. I'm not sure how we're going to go about this, but I trust we will make it - God willing!
EDIT 10.02.2012 14:47 GMT : Before I forget, here's a logo, just beacuase.
Posted by Troisnyx - January 26th, 2012
I know I don't post on NG about the time my audio is featured, but I'll make this an exception.
Not one, but TWO of my songs are on the Audio Portal.
I must say, I'm quite pleasantly surprised, and really happy. <3
Thanks to whoever made that possible - technically speaking, A-Bot puts the submissions there, but had no one reviewed it and/or voted for it, I wonder where it'd have ended up! Seeing those features was a good boost to my morning! ^_^
Also, just for fun, here's a Project Chaplaincy chibi which I did yesterday. You'll see her in gameplay if you pick her.
Posted by Troisnyx - January 17th, 2012
I suppose this is nothing new - I imagine people have been talking about this repeatedly on the Forums. But then again, the more people address critique, the better we'd be.
Someone said some important things about it, and I guess it'll be nice to see how many people have had critique in these many styles.
The kind of critique that brings both the positive and negative - some do it in a sandwich (positive-negative-positive), but some do it half-and-half (positive-negative). This is the kind of critique that most people want, although they don't always get it. Shall I say they don't often get it?
Objectively speaking, this is a form of criticism which dismisses a piece of artwork as junk and doesn't substantiate why.
Some people (and I'm afraid I have to say this) - of the thinner-skinned variety - would assume that destructive criticism is either one of these two things: 1) critique that focuses on the flaws, or 2) critique that doesn't offer advice. Even thinner-skinned varieties think that constructive criticism is destructive to them. One can only shake his head in sorrow, send him off with a polite message and bid him farewell, perhaps? : (
Sucking up to others
Spot something where someone is giving a piece of work seemingly endless praise without stating why or what in particular has moved him? Spot something that suggests that "one's work is the best thing since sliced bread"? I smell an oxymoronic critic. Or rather, a rat.
NB: Bear in mind that it is always best to see the spirit behind the person's criticism or response. Just going through a rigid formula of what makes criticism constructive might just not help the situation at all. It could be that someone you know has good intentions of making your piece better, but just doesn't have a way with words - he'd say, "This is utter crap". Whether critique be in text or in real life, it is hard to see the person's intentions unless you know from what point of view he's speaking. Trust all the seasoned users on Newgrounds. We've been there.
There are the reviews which will be deemed as 'useful', 'useless' or 'deleteworthy'. Axman13's celebrated review "Dot, Dot, Dot" was popularly deemed to be deleteworthy, though some people might call it a waste because people didn't see that little bit of constructive criticism.
And this is where question time comes in!
I'd like to know -
1) What constitutes constructive criticism in your opinion?
2) What would make you rate a review as 'useful', 'useless' or 'deleteworthy'?
3) How do you generally respond to reviews?
4) If there's a review you don't like, how do you tackle it?