There's a special victory-screen in Civilization V when you get a Culture Victory as Japan.

After revelations that it lied about the performance hit, Google Chrome backtracks on extension changes that would have crippled ad blockers

Ah the spring tempests are coming in. Was outside for just a few moments to let the dogs out and my eyes are already burning. Its really dry and windy, perfect for carrying allergens.

A lot of people who want to learn art give up very quickly, believing they don't have the ability to learn.

Talent is a lie though. It doesn't exist.

Sometimes people will try and not learn as quickly as they think they should. Yet nobody would pick up a violin and expect to learn to play all on their own without anyone or anything to guide them. There are scales and techniques to practice.

For art, this involves re-learning how to see things, so you can form specifics about the shape, rather than just creating a symbol of it in your mind. And this involves developing the coordination for mark making. And how to construct shapes so they look like something.

It's no wonder people get frustrated and give up when they try to figure out the entire history of art on their own.

Use some resources and learn! I promise it's a lot more effective to practice *well* than to just hope that scribbling on paper will make you better.

centrism is like seeing godzilla destroying a tokyo and saying that we should defeat him in the marketplace of ideas

It does still have a few annoying quirks (no hotkey to let go of marquee the deselect makes it select a 1x1 pixel area instead) but overall its a really neat program.

No matter how hard I look elsewhere, this is probably the most perfect PC to walk into starbucks and sit next to a macbook air user with

One nice thing about leaving :birdsite: is that I don't have randos complaining that we talk about how gay we are all the time.

Also I'm gay.

Just got Aseprite and while it isn't really anything spectacular, it IS comfy and I would recommend it for anyone who wants to get into learning how to do pixel art.

I still have the CGB I had when I was 9. It even still works. I never thought I'd actually get the chance to program one myself.

It is pretty beat up though, I might have to refurbish it.

Gamers, just letting you know that it's okay to play on EASY difficulty. You don't need to prove anything to anyone. Videogames are meant to be enjoyable. Have fun πŸ’œ

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