Conversation Between Bug and Roni
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  1. Bug
    February 21st, 2021 4:29 PM
    Awesome! Thanks! I'll keep you posted :D

    Hey thank you! I worked on the project for about a month haha. Otis was just a character I made up for the ARG. It wasn't perfect, but I was able to clean things up during the first week people were essentially playtesting it. I've always been interested in hidden code stuff like that so I decided I'd make my own! If nothing else, it got me started on looking into other video projects to brainstorm which has been super fun!
  2. Roni
    February 17th, 2021 11:28 PM
    i'll see what I can do! would be down to experiment on new styles if ever hehe.

    yeah the Sunday deadline was pretty darn odd lol. that website is downright incredible tho! (is otis like your online name elsewhere or something?) i don't think i would've had the patience to sleuth around lol. what made you wanna do it?
  3. Bug
    February 17th, 2021 8:26 AM
    Oh right! Those look super professional! I've actually been trying to find someone who could make some good thumbnails when I actually get around to making the video projects I'm working on. If I sent you a video sometime, could you make a thumbnail for it? It would be live-action stuff if that makes a difference.

    Haha well, it's half being in court all day. I actually enjoy that part the most I think. Basically, the way it works is you have a certain number of chances to make the right objections and find the right lies in the witness testimony or your client is declared guilty. The sleuthing part of it is cool too, unless you get stuck trying to find evidence. But that it's a big relief when you realize the missing piece.

    Oh that would've been horrible XD. I have no idea why I didn't just set the deadline as valentines day in hindsight, the whole thing was super spur of the moment LOL. Hope you're able to fine-tune it if you ever do it! I actually did something similar to this on a much larger scale a couple of years ago. The website is actually still up, although only like 4 people have solved it. I apparently have a tendency to make these things too difficult :P
  4. Roni
    February 15th, 2021 7:18 AM
    check this channel out and see if any of these styles interest you (or someone you know!). i can do more styles too i think, but i specialize in that kind of lettering/logo-ing atm heh.

    ohh so Ace Attorney isn't just you in a court all day? lol. which part do you find the most fun? and how do you win/lose court hearings? don't know how any of that works lol.

    i legitimately thought it was an admin messing with me at first and embedding the Golbat somewhere really deep within the forum CSS or something that you really have to keep your eyes peeled for lmaoo. didn't help that you gave the Sunday deadline too, i was in maximum panic mode for a bit xD s'all good tho, was a nice experience! might have to do that to someone in the future hehe (in which i thank you for the idea!).
  5. Bug
    February 11th, 2021 9:40 AM
    LOL that's the circle of life rage!

    For sure!! What style of thumbnails do you do? I never thought I'd play it, but the memes lured me in. There's basically two sections of the game, gathering evidence and then the court case itself. It's pretty interesting actually and it can get down to the wire if you're not careful. Haha I forgot that he has that as his avitar, I'll have to talk to him about the games when I get a little more knowledge about them myself.

    Yeahhh, that was me XD. I'm so sorry I didn't mean to waste that much of your time LOL. Props to you for finally finding it, I tried not to post on the forums after that post so that it would be the first thing you'd see if you looked through my recent posts but in hindsight that would only work if you did that exact strategy since that counting game gets flooded pretty fast :P
  6. Roni
    February 10th, 2021 7:58 PM
    heyo tactics may be cheap, but they're tactics :D i say this until someone ultimately does it to me and i rage at them lmao.

    and thanks so much for the help if ever with the thumbnails! i'm tryna build connections right now and i really appreciate this :D i haven't played Ace Attorney ever, just been hearing about it a lot. i don't even know if it's for me, still need to dip my toes into it when i get the time and energy to soon. how's it work? you just go around in a court asking questions and shiz? PokeGuy1238 literally has it as his avatar so i'm pretty sure he's more knowledgeable about it than i would ever be lol.

    THAT WAS YOU?? are you kidding me lmaooo yea i got it, thanks for the letter! xD i spent like almost an hour a few days ago looking through like 12 different sections for a random Golbat, but can't find it anywhere. therefore i concede. where'd you put it? :p
  7. Bug
    February 10th, 2021 1:57 PM
    Yeah I don't play it much myself, thus my resorting to cheap tactics whenever I play with friends haha.

    Right?? Great movie, great soundtrack. It gets me every time.

    Thanks! I'll keep ya posted. That sounds like a smart strategy. Buisinesses are probably more reliable anyway. I'll keep an ear out if anyone I know wants some thumbnails done tho!

    Have you ever played Ace Attorney? I've been getting really into it recently. It's really good but also kinda wild that it's a mainstream Nintendo game since a game revolving around murder isn't exactly PG lol.

    Also idk if you ever got the valentine's message but I'm the mystery sender lol. I thought I'd make a fun game but I didn't really think through how you would find my clue XD
  8. Roni
    February 7th, 2021 5:14 PM
    my man hahaha it's you and me. i don't play smash tho but i've seen the kirby memes enough to know what you're talking about :p

    listened to the song. i've never heard something that sounded so spanish, yet so japanese at the same time til now. i gotta go watch How's Moving Castle again heh.

    awesome that you watched it! best of luck if you ever try applying it to stuff in your life hehe. it's been alright with the freelance stuff tho. i'm focusing my energy on looking for businesses now instead of individual people who need my services. i'm super open though if someone would come to me for a commission request.
  9. Bug
    February 6th, 2021 7:42 AM
    It's been forever, but I'm a button masher through and through. (I main kirby in smash bros if that's any indication lol)

    That's definitely an efficient way of going about it LOL. Hope you like the song! Fine, I guess I won't sue you for now out of the abundant kindness of my heart...

    I watched the first episode of "Tidying Up" on Netflix! I think the "does this spark joy" method is really cool! Oh, I can imagine it would be difficult to build traction from the ground up on Fiverr. Wish I had tips but I am by no means an advertising major haha.
  10. Roni
    February 3rd, 2021 7:43 PM
    whoa you're a Tekken player? do you know the combos, or do you just button mash like I do and pray for the best? lol

    i'm too lazy to record in layers lol. my approach is mostly "screw it i hate playing to a metronome let's do this sh*t live" xD i'll take a listen to that Howl's Moving Castle OST in a bit after i'm done working hehe but for sure i know it sounds good. and please don't sue i have a family!!

    best of luck if ever you start with konmari! let's see if we can get another member of our minimalist society hehe. and ooh i do have a Fiverr account... that i completely forgot about lol. i was offering to make youtube thumbnails and all, but i legit didn't know where to plug it. it's been dead for the last 4 or 5 months :p
  11. Bug
    February 3rd, 2021 7:20 AM
    Oh yeah! I forgot about the current Isaiah Thomas. That makes it even more confusing lol. Ya know, now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure I DID play a good bit of Tekken years ago on our Xbox 360. I guess I have a new go-to character now XD

    Nice! Yeah from my limited recording experience I think it's always easier to do it in layers. Oh, it's the main theme! It's one of my favorite movie tracks, here's a link. That sounds like a good method, I'll have to give it a go next time I sit down to practice.

    It's too late. I accepted it as legally binding medical advice and I'm going to sue you. XD

    Just added it to my list on Netflix! Time to see what all the hype is about.

    Dang get that grind! Being a freelancer would be sweet. I don't know a ton about it from a creator standpoint, but have you looked into Fiverr at all as like a launchpad for freelancing?
  12. Roni
    January 31st, 2021 9:14 AM
    oh Isiah Thomas definitely lol. there's a modern day NBA player called Isaiah Thomas even, but he ain't as famous i guess. and i recently researched the Tekken character i was tryna remember. it was Azazel lol. close to Aziel tho.

    definitely would prefer to sing while playing an instrument to keep the cool aesthetic of being a multifaceted performer, but eh i'll take having a backing track too lol. much easier to sing better that way. i've already seen Howl's Moving Castle but i don't remember it having any finger picking songs in there. will probably have to watch it again hehe. best of luck to ya on learning it! fastest way to master everything is to just focus on one segment of the song at a time til you get each one down, then slowly connect them. it's the process that works for me at least.

    oof i didn't know that about you. that could definitely be a reason since your brain's tryna process blurry and too clear at the same time lmao. don't quote me tho i ain't an eye doctor.

    i implore you to research konmari indeed, especially if you have lots of clutter in your place and have a hard time downsizing. helped me out a bunch last 2019 when i first got into it, and now i only have like 18 items of clothing lol. more than enough for 2 weeks before i need to wash again.

    job market in the Philippines has been wacky for decades lmao. i'm looking into joining freelance communities and build connections. there's a ripe market in foreign places like US, Europe, Singapore, etc. and lots of these gigs pay reaaal well. hustling atm to land one of those.
  13. Bug
    January 30th, 2021 9:50 AM
    Yeah, that's definitely the most common misspelling I get. Especially because of the NBA player Isiah Thomas. Maybe? I've only played a couple of matches of Tekken back when arcades were open. It was at an airport in Costa Rica a few years ago so maybe they had never heard my name before? It was just for a food order so it wasn't a big deal but it was still funny XD. It's definitely a lot to manage, I usually just keep it in a bun or a ponytail because the curls don't allow it to keep a shape for more than like two days at this point. It has been nice to not have to go into a barber for like a year now!

    Thanks! And the song really did rock! If you do release music, would you be singing with it or would it be instrumental? That's true, this skill level has definitely gotten me by for what I do with guitar. I've been working on learning "Merry Go Round of Life" from Howl's Moving Castle for a while, so I'd say that's my main picking song at this point. Finger picking is a lot to memorize for a whole song though so kudos to you!

    Haha it's possible? I think one of my eyes is slightly nearsighted and one is slightly farsighted so the strain is probably caused by not being able to have my glasses when I have a screen an inch from my face lol.

    I haven't! I remember seeing a bunch of memes about it a couple of years ago but I know it is a good method so I'll have to look into it. Good idea!

    It's definitely a weird time for jobs. Idk how things are where you live but the job market is still a little wacky in the US right now with the pandemic and all that.
  14. Roni
    January 27th, 2021 10:28 AM
    i imagine a lot of people spell it like Isiah or something, since that seems to be the more common spelling lol. i dunno where aziel came from tho... isn't that a Tekken character? :p and hey keep it growing as long as possible! i personally don't have the gall to do that bcs my hair gets real messy (and my scalp gets so hot!) if it gets too long. one thing's for certain, you're saving a lot of money overtime by not having to go to the barber haha.

    good luck on that productivity list! and hah! that video wasn't even me really focusing on singing at all, so i'm amazed you actually thought i sounded good there. i was too focused on not making mistakes on the guitar :p camp fire level is more than good enough for a casual player. really, just being to transition chords around while staying on beat and singing is something i'd already consider to be skillful. i ain't consistent with finger picking btw, that's pretty much the only song i know fully with that style!

    oof on the eyes hurting. why could it be causing strain? maybe your eyes aren't built for cheap 3D? lol. i think you'll have a better time with something premium like the oculus tbh.

    have you heard of konmari for minimizing belongings? i looked into it and now i'm really happy with what i'm left with :D

    i'm looking to fully transition indeed, just need the courage to be ok with all the risks involved (i.e. no longer having a stable job D:)
  15. Bug
    January 27th, 2021 8:27 AM
    Thanks! I only know one other Isaiah myself. I like my name but it gets misspelled a lot lol. The worst I've seen is "aziel" Fair enough, I think I found you! Haha thank you, I've been growing it out for about 2 years now, I have no plans of cutting it any time soon!

    That's insane, I've added some short productivity sessions to my to-do list today to try that out! I'm listening to your cover of Vincent as I type this, you're really good! You have good control over your pitch. I've been playing guitar for about 11 years but it doesn't show. I've been playing at like a campfire sing-along level for years now since I don't have the discipline to learn new stuff with all the other projects I'm more invested in now. I wish I could do more picking like that, I can play along to basic tablature but nothing crazy.

    Yeah that's exactly what google cardboard is XD. It's cool for VR roller coaster videos tho lol. It does hurt my eyes after a few min, I wonder if the oculus would do that. Yeah, I'm hoping to move out sometime soon with my friend, so I'm gonna have to decide what garbage that I've accumulated over the years to throw out haha.

    I'll bet, hopefully that motivation pays off and you can fully transition!