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I wrote up some thoughts on how to use creative play with the medieval to make it harder for fascists to claim medieval symbolism into a proper little article for @ExilianOfficial.

Would love to hear your thoughts:
exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?

#medieval #creativetoots #history

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Art question (making video/gif)

My daughter is making a video of a de-reconstruction of one of her oil paintings, and has layers (2000 frames!) and wants to compile them with a clear background, so they can be projected onto various surfaces. She's made a gif, but it's slow and clunky. As a video it's very desaturated, and the background is not clear... any advice?

It's our monthly video call meetup this evening! If you'd like to join us for friendly creative geekery chatter, all are very welcome - we meet on jitsi, and you're welcome to lurk, do voice-only, or use the text chat if you'd like to join without the stress of video. Please do join, and boost if you think your friends might enjoy coming along!

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I have a question for people who played a bunch of text-based games.

So, this is not a medium I can interact with without falling asleep, but from the little I've heard it seems like many text-based games had systemic interactions far beyond what graphical games deliver.

What are the sorts of interactions that got lost along the way?

Do you have any examples of interactions that blew your mind when you first stumbled onto them?

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Some more travel writing from me - a write-up of a trip to Slovenia's second city of Maribor with some thoughts on the history and feel of the place.

Please feel free to boost, and do let me know what you think :)

exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?

#travel #travelogue #writing #creativetoots #slovenia #maribor

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First song I've finished in ages - a VLDL fan-song about some hapless fantasy muggers, simply entitled "A Mugging Song" - hope you enjoy, please do boost and give thoughts and all that :)

youtube.com/watch?v=RbFa0NDSKh

#creativetoots #music #mastomusic #songwriting #fantasy

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[shouting out my window] you there, boy!! what day is it?

boy: aye miss! why, it's international non-binary day

then i'm not too late!!! take this sixpence, run down to the market, and bring back the most fanciful pronouns you can find!!
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Our latest newsletter, Updates from the Forge 46, is now out! Please read and boost to help share the cool creative projects therein :)

exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?

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A little bit of magic in the night: from my recent UK trip, the fey light of a female glow-worm shines across some blades of grass in front of her.

#wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature

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A sneak peek at something I'm playing around with in RPG in a Box! 😉 Keep an eye out for more progress pics! 👀

Where are people getting web hosting these days? We might need to move, given our provider shifted us to a cpanel system that won't give us proper access to Let's Encrypt.

We're currently with Tsohost, paying about 8.50 (GBP) per month, and we could do without much of an increase on that given we're solely donation-funded (and we do not have many regular donations coming in).

Thoughts welcome!

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I've started working on a zine style reprint of this 1910 "field guide" called "Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods,: With a Few Desert and Mountain Beasts"

I took one of the interior illustrations and mocked up what a new cover would look like. I'm going to try it in black and white today, but I might do a color cover too.

Ah yes, the three really important races of Tolkienesque fantasy:

Did you hear about how hard it is to get published in the Journal of French Masculine Nomenclature?

They have a very robust Pierre Review process.

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I wrote a thing! Here's a travelogue piece on my recent trip to #Venice and my feelings about the city:

exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?

Boosts, and thoughts about the piece, both very welcome :)

#travel #writing #history #travelogue

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Thinking about artistic "style" today, especially in the context of procedural narrative design. I'm working with two other very talented technical narrative designers on a project and it's fascinating how different each of us is in terms of default "style". Developing house style around where to delineate content units, when to abstract out like concepts and when not to, etc is very cool to see. It's basically code style, but for rule-driven narrative. Fascinating!

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Come say hi at our @stunfest stand in Rennes, France, we will be there for three days!

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