raspbeary:

requested!! its just some stuff ive learned idk dont trust me too much, i had the parts for this laying around for days and was too lazy to put text on it i also added a collage of some chests ive done last minute

gourmetgaming:

Pokémon – Old Gateau

With the return of Gourmet Gaming, I felt a return to the classics (in terms of both food and games) as a gentle ease in would be best. Pokémon recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to ‘Twitch Plays Pokémon’ where gamers set aside their differences and took part in some (mostly) jolly co-operation in a bid to become Pokémon master. When it came to the Old Gateau, I decided to base the recipe on the traditional Japanese treat of Uirō, which is rather similar to Mochi in texture and taste. I decided only a sweet from the Edo period could have survived so long in the Old Chateau. I like to think maybe it’s the final tasty evolution of a Gengar…
Click ‘Read More’ for the full recipe!
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gourmetgaming:

Pokémon – Old Gateau

Difficulty: 1 Heart

With the return of Gourmet Gaming, I felt a return to the classics (in terms of both food and games) as a gentle ease in would be best. Pokémon recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to ‘Twitch Plays Pokémon’ where gamers set aside their differences and took part in some (mostly) jolly co-operation in a bid to become Pokémon master. When it came to the Old Gateau, I decided to base the recipe on the traditional Japanese treat of Uirō, which is rather similar to Mochi in texture and taste. I decided only a sweet from the Edo period could have survived so long in the Old Chateau. I like to think maybe it’s the final tasty evolution of a Gengar…

Click ‘Read More’ for the full recipe!

Read More

theoldaeroplane:

per wigglyflippingout's request, a whole big dang list of untranslatable words i have been collecting for personal use!

Ilunga (Tshiluba, Congo)

A person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time.

A word famous for its untranslatability, most professional translators pinpoint it as the stature of a person “who is ready to forgive and forget any first abuse, tolerate it the second time, but never forgive nor tolerate on the third offense.”

L’esprit de l’escalier (French)

usually translated as “staircase wit,” is the act of thinking of a clever comeback when it is too late to deliver it

Litost (Czech)

Milan Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, remarked that, “As for the meaning of this word, I have looked in vain in other languages for an equivalent, though I find it difficult to imagine how anyone can understand the human soul without it.” The closest definition is a state of agony and torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery.

Meraki (pronounced may-rah-kee; Greek)

Doing something with soul, creativity, or love. It’s when you put something of yourself into what you’re doing

Pochemuchka (Russian)

a person who asks a lot of questions

Tatemae and Honne (Japanese)

What you pretend to believe and what you actually believe, respectively

Toska (Russian)

Vladmir Nabokov describes it best: “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody or something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.”

Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan - indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego)

“The wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.” (Altalang.com)

Wabi-Sabi (Japanese)

Much has been written on this Japanese concept, but in a sentence, one might be able to understand it as “a way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay.”

L’appel du vide (French)

“The call of the void” is this French expression’s literal translation, but more significantly it’s used to describe the instinctive urge to jump from high places.

Duende (Spanish)

While originally used to describe a mythical, spritelike entity that possesses humans and creates the feeling of awe of one’s surroundings in nature, its meaning has transitioned into referring to “the mysterious power that a work of art has to deeply move a person.”

Saudade (Portuguese)

“refers to the feeling of longing for something or someone that you love and which is lost.”

Shlimazl (Yiddish)

Someone who experiences relentless bad luck.

Schlemiel and schlimazel (Yiddish)

Someone prone to bad luck. Yiddish distinguishes between the schlemiel and schlimazel, whose fates would probably be grouped under those of the klutz in other languages. The schlemiel is the traditional maladroit, who spills his coffee; the schlimazel is the one on whom it’s spilled.

Njuta (Swedish)

much more than “joy,” to have a deep appreciation of something, to have a profound experience of appreciation and gratitude, incorporates bliss and the gaining of something positive from your experience.

Mörkrädd (Swedish)

Fear of the dark.

Mutterseelinallein (German)

Literally “mother-soul alone,” it means “a feeling of devastating loneliness–so lonely that it is as if your mother’s soul has left you.” Pronounced “mut-tare-zay-lin-uh-line” (the first syllable rhymes with “put”).

Kombinować (Polish)

Working out an unusual solution to a complicated problem, somehow acquiring things that are not available in the process.  Involves a breach of the law or social etiquette.

Pulang (Indonesian)

“To go home”. A very commonly used word in Indonesia.

Geram (Malay)

An urge that you struggle to suppress.

Kintsugi (金継ぎ) (Japanese)

1. lit. “golden joinery”—the art of repairing broken pottery with gold.

2. the understanding that something is more beautiful for having been broken and then repaired.

Ayurnamat (Inuit)

A word describing the philosophy that there is no point in worrying about events that cannot be changed.

Tingo (Pascuense)

To borrow from a friend until he has nothing left.

Po Guan Po Shuai (Chinese)

A phrase commonly used in Chinese; literally “smash a jar which already cracked”.  It describes an attitude toward minor failure. When you “Po guan po shuai”, you allow something to become worse. or even make it worse yourself, as a fatalistic reaction towards the failure.

Beau geste (French)

A noble gesture, but one that is often futile or meaningless.

Concilliabule

A secret meeting of people who are hatching a plot

Wintercearig (Old English)

literally “winter-care” or “winter-sorrow”; the feeling of sadness equatable to the cold of winter.

Pechvogel (German)

a chronically unlucky person; literally, “bird of misfortune” or “bird of bad luck”.

Chaogenous

arising out of (born amidst) chaos


*** GO HERE FOR THE LATEST UPDATE***
This post is always being updated so check the link!
IF YOU AREN’T SURE IF SOME RESOURCES ARE FREE TO USE, ASK THE AUTHOR OR DON’T USE THEM (AND DON’T REPOST THEM). You don’t need to use everything you get a hand on, you can always use them for reference and inspiration.
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GAMES CREATION PROGRAMS
There are probably many more but these are very popular, and therefore, you can easily find tutorials and materials/resources to work with them!
IG Maker & RPG MAKER - Focus of this post
RPG Toolkit - Free software for RPG games and others
Sim RPG Maker 95 - For Strategic/Tactical RPG creation
RPG Creator - Will soon include MMORPG creation
M.U.G.E.N. - Free 2D Fighting Game Creator!
Game Maker - Free (buy pro version) for all kind of games
Review of these programs for the super newbies
Overlook of these programs
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IMPORTANT + RELEASING YOUR GAME
Using resources + Crediting/Sourcing - how to avoid jail!
Selling your game - A bit outdated but good reference
Sites to upload & host heavy files - To share the game
Compressing game files - Do this BEFORE you use them
Splitting & Compressing - to share super heavy games
Hacha - Another free splitting program for heavy files
Releasing games without RTP - To make the game lighter
———————————————————————————————
GENERAL RPGM SITES, FORUMS & COMMUNITIES
Where you can buy programs, inform yourself, ask questions, share ideas, find resources… a bit of everything!
Official RPG Maker site - FAQs, buy program, etc.
Official RPG Maker blog
Official RPG Maker Forums
RPG Maker VX Ace Wiki - Find masterlists and more
RPGMaker.net - Also for TKool, IG Maker, etc.!
RPGMaker Things - Tumblr blog by Sleep
RPGMaker XP Resources - Tumblr Blog
Flaming Teddy Productions
- Tumblr Blog
HBGames.org - Forums for games creation
Creation Asylum - Forums for game creation
CLOSET Ace - Japanese - TKool & RPG Maker resources
RPG Palace - For everything RPGM (forums, resources…)
RPG Maker Revolution - Forums for everything RPGM
RPGMaker VXAce Community Forums - More of the same
Ocean’s Dream - Development blog, pixel tutorials, etc.
Division Heaven - Free resources blog
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TUTORIALS
Remember that the very basics of the program (what are the layers, how to go around resources management, etc.) is available in the HELP section of the program itself! Read the instructions manual first of all! There are also tons of Youtube videos visually explaining the basics!
Very basic first steps to any RPG Maker project!
GDU’s Tutorials - Froms scripting to pixel art & more
VX Ace Tutorials Masterlist
More RPG Maker VX Ace Tutorials
RPG Maker XP Tutorials Masterlist
More XP Tutorials - Also find VX and Ace’s on the side!
What’s this Parallax Mapping thing I hear so much of?
Scripts basics you must know before asking
Mark’s Pixel Art Basic Tutorials - for absolute newbies
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SCRIPTS - RPG Maker XP, VX & VXACE
Please do remember that XP, VX and VX Ace use different programing languages. You need to use specific scripts for each specific program! Also, different scripts may overlayer others, or not be enterely compatible. ALSO: always read the scripter’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!
Scripts basics you must know before asking + Scripts
RPG Maker VX Ace Scripts Masterlist (RGSS3)
RPG Maker VX Scripts Masterlist (RGSS2)
RPG Maker XP Scripts Masterlist (RGSS1)
GDU’s List of Scripts - For XP, VX and VXAce
Yanfly Channel - compatibles with Yami & Kread-Ex’s
Grimoire Castle - Kread-Ex’s scripts and more
Khas - Open for commissions too!
Victor’s Scripts - Side battle view and tons more!
Atelier RGSS - A variety of unique scripts from creating a music or picture gallery to pick & throw items and more!
Fomar0153’s Scripts - Free for commercial use
VitorJ’s Scripts - Free to use + requests
DiamondandPlatinum3 - VX and VXAce scripter
Galv’s Scripts - More VXAce scripts
Bubble BLog - More VX Ace (contact for commerical use)
Hime Works - More VXAce scripts
Soulpour’s RPG Maker VX Ace Scripts - Yeah
RPG Palace - For everything RPGM (forums, resources…)
RPG Maker Revolution - Forums for everything RPGM
RPGMaker VXAce Community Forums - More of the same
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CODERS TO COMMISSION FOR RPG MAKER STUFF
(UNDER CONSTRUCTION) Let me know if you are active and want to be included in this list!
Yami / Kread-Ex / Fomar0153 / Khas /
Pixelation - Share art, discuss, hire artists and coders, etc.
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ARTISTS TO COMMISSION FOR RPG MAKER STUFF
(UNDER CONSTRUCTION) Let me know if you are active and want to be included in this list!
Pixelation - Share art, discuss, hire artists and coders, etc.
CarmenMCS ( Tumblr / DA ) - Sprites, illustrations, etc.
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RPGMaker STYLE CHARACTERS GENERATORS
These are little tools and programs that will allow you to create characters putting together different pre-made body parts and clothes in a editor!
XP to VX Converter for characters sprites
Game Character Hub - Fusions, recolours & more
Loose Leaf - a sprites generator for XP style characters
Famicon’s VX/Ace sprites generator - Female characs
Famicon’s VX/Ace csprites generator - Male characs
Junkhunt Character chip Generator - VX/Ace Style
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RPG MAKER STYLE GRAPHICS
A separated list for graphics resources that resemble RPG Maker default graphics. Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free. Always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!
Granny’s Lists - Masterpost of RPGM graphic resources
Characters Templates (under construction)
Tilesets Templates (under construction)
Pixel Art World - Many XP style graphics
Sithjester’s RMXP Resources - XP style
First Seed Materials - Taller VXAce art style and more
Lunarea’s - Resources Blog
Ayene-chan’s graphics - the artist’s Deviantart site
RPG Maker artists - group on Deviantart
Kaito’s resources - Charas, modern & japanese scenery…
CarmenMCS’s Pixel Art - Icons, sprites, parallax add-ons…
Hetalia characters and costumes - VX/Ace style
Hetalia Videogames - Hetalia fangames creation group
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OTHER GRAPHIC RESOURCES

Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free. Always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!

Pixel Joint .com
- It’s like the Deviantart of Pixel art!
Mark’s Pixel Art Basic Tutorials - for absolute newbies
Oceans Dream - Pixel Art tutorials and more
Game Art - Deviantart group (graphics, sound, etc)
Open Game Art .org - Free sprites, music, textures…
The Spriters Resource - all those classic games graphics!
Sprite Database - More of the same
Retrogamer Zone - More of the same
The Videogames Atlas - Very useful for reference!
Megaman Series Resources - Sprites, Models, Sounds…
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MUSIC CREATION SOFTWARE
Whether you know little about music or a lot, these are very useful resources to create your own music, sheets, remixes, etc.
TJFree.com’s list of free Music Composition Software
And list of Free Music & Audio Software
NoteFlight - ONLINE & Free composition & notation
MuseScore - Free (Midi) composition & notation software
MusInk - Free (Midi) composition & notation software
Finale NotePad - Free composition & notation software
Virtual Music Composer (3.0) - Remix, compose, etc.
MagiX Music Maker  - (Commercial) composition, beatbox..
Music Creator Touch - (Commercial) composition, beatbox
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SONGS FOR YOUR GAMES
There are a thousand sites with copyrighted and free music, and they aren’t difficult to find so this is just a list of some remarkable ones. Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free: always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!
*** IMPORTANT: Copyrighted music from anime, video games, movies, etc. can only be used for free non-commercial fan creations, private projects, and such… and only to some extend. Some companies are ok with it as long as you don’t make money out of it, and some aren’t. Take a look at this link to learn more about it.
Granny’s Lists - Includes Music and Sound effects section
VGMdb - Catalogue of videogames & anime OSTs
Videogame Music - Listen to & Download games OSTs
Galbadia Hotel - Videogame & anime music and SHEETS
BlueLaguna - Source for RPG media (songs, videos…)
Music & Game - Download game OSTs
DownloadOST.com - Like it sounds
AnimeOST.com - Like it sounds
Free Anime Music.com - Like it sounds
Jasmine Cooper’s Music - Free to use music for games
The Music Case - Royalty free music & stock music
Purple Planet - Royalty Free music
Vimeo Music Store - Everything (commercial, free, etc.)
Sound Cloud - Everything again
Incompetech - Royalty Free Music (but you can donate!)
Instrumentals Free.com - Like it sounds!
ccMixer - In concrete, Dig.ccMixter free for commercial use
Tam Music Factory - Royalty Free music (please don’t use if you don’t understand the terms & conditions of usage!)
Music Material - Plz don’t use if you don’t understand
Freesound.org - Music and Sounds for free
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SOUND EFFECTS
Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free: always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!
Freesound.org - Music and Sounds for free
Audio Jungle.net - Free & non-free resources
Sound Bible - Royalty Free sounds
Soundjay - Royalty Free sounds
Hetalia Voices and Sounds ripped - Credits: Kiaolao The Dubber (Luca)———————————————————————————————
MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS
Some other tools, websites and the such that I think can help with the development and exposition of your game.
Donjon RPG Tools - Maps generator, items, XP calculator..
Debut Video Capture - Video screen recording & more to make LPs, show your game on youtube as a video, etc.
Ripping sprites from retro consoles
Ripping sprites
Ripping Playstation Sprites with ePSXe and PSX-Vram
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RELATED MASTERPOSTS
Resources for Game making Masterlist
Suikoden Masterpost - Genso Suikoden videogames graphics, music, official art, extra material such as novels and mangas, RPG Maker Fangames, etc.
Dynasty Warriors Masterpost - Shin Sangoku Musou

*** GO HERE FOR THE LATEST UPDATE***

This post is always being updated so check the link!

IF YOU AREN’T SURE IF SOME RESOURCES ARE FREE TO USE, ASK THE AUTHOR OR DON’T USE THEM (AND DON’T REPOST THEM). You don’t need to use everything you get a hand on, you can always use them for reference and inspiration.

———————————————————————————————

———————————————————————————————

———————————————————————————————

GAMES CREATION PROGRAMS

There are probably many more but these are very popular, and therefore, you can easily find tutorials and materials/resources to work with them!

IG Maker & RPG MAKER - Focus of this post

RPG Toolkit - Free software for RPG games and others

Sim RPG Maker 95 - For Strategic/Tactical RPG creation

RPG Creator - Will soon include MMORPG creation

M.U.G.E.N. - Free 2D Fighting Game Creator!

Game Maker - Free (buy pro version) for all kind of games

Review of these programs for the super newbies

Overlook of these programs

———————————————————————————————

IMPORTANT + RELEASING YOUR GAME

Using resources + Crediting/Sourcing - how to avoid jail!

Selling your game - A bit outdated but good reference

Sites to upload & host heavy files - To share the game

Compressing game files - Do this BEFORE you use them

Splitting & Compressing - to share super heavy games

Hacha - Another free splitting program for heavy files

Releasing games without RTP - To make the game lighter

———————————————————————————————

GENERAL RPGM SITES, FORUMS & COMMUNITIES

Where you can buy programs, inform yourself, ask questions, share ideas, find resources… a bit of everything!

Official RPG Maker site - FAQs, buy program, etc.

Official RPG Maker blog

Official RPG Maker Forums

RPG Maker VX Ace Wiki - Find masterlists and more

RPGMaker.net - Also for TKool, IG Maker, etc.!

RPGMaker Things - Tumblr blog by Sleep

RPGMaker XP Resources - Tumblr Blog

Flaming Teddy Productions
- Tumblr Blog

HBGames.org - Forums for games creation

Creation Asylum - Forums for game creation

CLOSET Ace - Japanese - TKool & RPG Maker resources

RPG Palace - For everything RPGM (forums, resources…)

RPG Maker Revolution - Forums for everything RPGM

RPGMaker VXAce Community Forums - More of the same

Ocean’s Dream - Development blog, pixel tutorials, etc.

Division Heaven - Free resources blog

———————————————————————————————

TUTORIALS

Remember that the very basics of the program (what are the layers, how to go around resources management, etc.) is available in the HELP section of the program itself! Read the instructions manual first of all! There are also tons of Youtube videos visually explaining the basics!

Very basic first steps to any RPG Maker project!

GDU’s Tutorials - Froms scripting to pixel art & more

VX Ace Tutorials Masterlist

More RPG Maker VX Ace Tutorials

RPG Maker XP Tutorials Masterlist

More XP Tutorials - Also find VX and Ace’s on the side!

What’s this Parallax Mapping thing I hear so much of?

Scripts basics you must know before asking

Mark’s Pixel Art Basic Tutorials - for absolute newbies

———————————————————————————————

SCRIPTS - RPG Maker XP, VX & VXACE

Please do remember that XP, VX and VX Ace use different programing languages. You need to use specific scripts for each specific program! Also, different scripts may overlayer others, or not be enterely compatible. ALSO: always read the scripter’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!

Scripts basics you must know before asking + Scripts

RPG Maker VX Ace Scripts Masterlist (RGSS3)

RPG Maker VX Scripts Masterlist (RGSS2)

RPG Maker XP Scripts Masterlist (RGSS1)

GDU’s List of Scripts - For XP, VX and VXAce

Yanfly Channel - compatibles with Yami & Kread-Ex’s

Grimoire Castle - Kread-Ex’s scripts and more

Khas - Open for commissions too!

Victor’s Scripts - Side battle view and tons more!

Atelier RGSS - A variety of unique scripts from creating a music or picture gallery to pick & throw items and more!

Fomar0153’s Scripts - Free for commercial use

VitorJ’s Scripts - Free to use + requests

DiamondandPlatinum3 - VX and VXAce scripter

Galv’s Scripts - More VXAce scripts

Bubble BLog - More VX Ace (contact for commerical use)

Hime Works - More VXAce scripts

Soulpour’s RPG Maker VX Ace Scripts - Yeah

RPG Palace - For everything RPGM (forums, resources…)

RPG Maker Revolution - Forums for everything RPGM

RPGMaker VXAce Community Forums - More of the same

———————————————————————————————

CODERS TO COMMISSION FOR RPG MAKER STUFF

(UNDER CONSTRUCTION) Let me know if you are active and want to be included in this list!

Yami / Kread-Ex / Fomar0153 / Khas /

Pixelation - Share art, discuss, hire artists and coders, etc.

———————————————————————————————

ARTISTS TO COMMISSION FOR RPG MAKER STUFF

(UNDER CONSTRUCTION) Let me know if you are active and want to be included in this list!

Pixelation - Share art, discuss, hire artists and coders, etc.

CarmenMCS ( Tumblr / DA ) - Sprites, illustrations, etc.

———————————————————————————————

RPGMaker STYLE CHARACTERS GENERATORS

These are little tools and programs that will allow you to create characters putting together different pre-made body parts and clothes in a editor!

XP to VX Converter for characters sprites

Game Character Hub - Fusions, recolours & more

Loose Leaf - a sprites generator for XP style characters

Famicon’s VX/Ace sprites generator - Female characs

Famicon’s VX/Ace csprites generator - Male characs

Junkhunt Character chip Generator - VX/Ace Style

———————————————————————————————

RPG MAKER STYLE GRAPHICS

A separated list for graphics resources that resemble RPG Maker default graphics. Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free. Always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!

Granny’s Lists - Masterpost of RPGM graphic resources

Characters Templates (under construction)

Tilesets Templates (under construction)

Pixel Art World - Many XP style graphics

Sithjester’s RMXP Resources - XP style

First Seed Materials - Taller VXAce art style and more

Lunarea’s - Resources Blog

Ayene-chan’s graphics - the artist’s Deviantart site

RPG Maker artists - group on Deviantart

Kaito’s resources - Charas, modern & japanese scenery…

CarmenMCS’s Pixel Art - Icons, sprites, parallax add-ons…

Hetalia characters and costumes - VX/Ace style

Hetalia Videogames - Hetalia fangames creation group

———————————————————————————————

OTHER GRAPHIC RESOURCES
Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free. Always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!
Pixel Joint .com
- It’s like the Deviantart of Pixel art!

Mark’s Pixel Art Basic Tutorials - for absolute newbies

Oceans Dream - Pixel Art tutorials and more

Game Art - Deviantart group (graphics, sound, etc)

Open Game Art .org - Free sprites, music, textures…

The Spriters Resource - all those classic games graphics!

Sprite Database - More of the same

Retrogamer Zone - More of the same

The Videogames Atlas - Very useful for reference!

Megaman Series Resources - Sprites, Models, Sounds…

 ——————————————————————————————

MUSIC CREATION SOFTWARE

Whether you know little about music or a lot, these are very useful resources to create your own music, sheets, remixes, etc.

TJFree.com’s list of free Music Composition Software

And list of Free Music & Audio Software

NoteFlight - ONLINE & Free composition & notation

MuseScore - Free (Midi) composition & notation software

MusInk - Free (Midi) composition & notation software

Finale NotePad - Free composition & notation software

Virtual Music Composer (3.0) - Remix, compose, etc.

MagiX Music Maker  - (Commercial) composition, beatbox..

Music Creator Touch - (Commercial) composition, beatbox

——————————————————————————————-

SONGS FOR YOUR GAMES

There are a thousand sites with copyrighted and free music, and they aren’t difficult to find so this is just a list of some remarkable ones. Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free: always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!

*** IMPORTANT: Copyrighted music from anime, video games, movies, etc. can only be used for free non-commercial fan creations, private projects, and such… and only to some extend. Some companies are ok with it as long as you don’t make money out of it, and some aren’t. Take a look at this link to learn more about it.

Granny’s Lists - Includes Music and Sound effects section

VGMdb - Catalogue of videogames & anime OSTs

Videogame Music - Listen to & Download games OSTs

Galbadia Hotel - Videogame & anime music and SHEETS

BlueLaguna - Source for RPG media (songs, videos…)

Music & Game - Download game OSTs

DownloadOST.com - Like it sounds

AnimeOST.com - Like it sounds

Free Anime Music.com - Like it sounds

Jasmine Cooper’s Music - Free to use music for games

The Music Case - Royalty free music & stock music

Purple Planet - Royalty Free music

Vimeo Music Store - Everything (commercial, free, etc.)

Sound Cloud - Everything again

Incompetech - Royalty Free Music (but you can donate!)

Instrumentals Free.com - Like it sounds!

ccMixer - In concrete, Dig.ccMixter free for commercial use

Tam Music Factory - Royalty Free music (please don’t use if you don’t understand the terms & conditions of usage!)

Music Material - Plz don’t use if you don’t understand

Freesound.org - Music and Sounds for free

———————————————————————————————

SOUND EFFECTS

Please do remember that most resources aren’t simply free: always read the artist’s rules for usage, ask for permission, credit and source when using their resources, etc. Refer to this guide for fair use of resources!

Freesound.org - Music and Sounds for free

Audio Jungle.net - Free & non-free resources

Sound Bible - Royalty Free sounds

Soundjay - Royalty Free sounds

Hetalia Voices and Sounds ripped - Credits: Kiaolao The Dubber (Luca)

———————————————————————————————

MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS

Some other tools, websites and the such that I think can help with the development and exposition of your game.

Donjon RPG Tools - Maps generator, items, XP calculator..

Debut Video Capture - Video screen recording & more to make LPs, show your game on youtube as a video, etc.

Ripping sprites from retro consoles

Ripping sprites

Ripping Playstation Sprites with ePSXe and PSX-Vram

———————————————————————————————

RELATED MASTERPOSTS

Resources for Game making Masterlist

Suikoden Masterpost - Genso Suikoden videogames graphics, music, official art, extra material such as novels and mangas, RPG Maker Fangames, etc.

Dynasty Warriors Masterpost - Shin Sangoku Musou

atchka:

runnerjive:

thre3dprint:

Open Source Clothing.

Now I feel it imperative to reblog this, because the project seems to have hit a snag: The video they put up has been taken down because of claims of 3rd-party content, whatever whatever corporate lawyer stuff internet throttling stuff. That makes me think that Bennetton or one of the others whose stores were glimpsed in the background got their hooks in Vimeo.So I thought I’d tell you a yarn about how this thing works: You download the open-source plans for the machine. You build it. You download their open-souce clothing-maker program.You enter the desired measurements into the fields (the ones I remember from the video were arm and neck and chest measurements, so I’m sure they have waist and/or hips too)You print out your sweater, or hat, or scarf, or cardigan, or whatever it was that you selected. It takes an hour to print out the sweater, working off of the two yarn spools that you can see in the bottom right corner of this .gifThat’s it. Custom-fit, custom-color clothing in an hour, for the price of yarn. Can you see why one of the clothing companies targetted in the video might have felt threatened enough to force the video to come down?

Holy shit.

atchka:

runnerjive:

thre3dprint:

Open Source Clothing.

Now I feel it imperative to reblog this, because the project seems to have hit a snag: The video they put up has been taken down because of claims of 3rd-party content, whatever whatever corporate lawyer stuff internet throttling stuff. That makes me think that Bennetton or one of the others whose stores were glimpsed in the background got their hooks in Vimeo.
So I thought I’d tell you a yarn about how this thing works:
You download the open-source plans for the machine.
You build it.
You download their open-souce clothing-maker program.
You enter the desired measurements into the fields (the ones I remember from the video were arm and neck and chest measurements, so I’m sure they have waist and/or hips too)
You print out your sweater, or hat, or scarf, or cardigan, or whatever it was that you selected. It takes an hour to print out the sweater, working off of the two yarn spools that you can see in the bottom right corner of this .gif
That’s it. Custom-fit, custom-color clothing in an hour, for the price of yarn. Can you see why one of the clothing companies targetted in the video might have felt threatened enough to force the video to come down?

Holy shit.

veesdumpingrounds:

tiny tutorial thing I meant to make for the people I sometimes help out on portefolios : ) just wanted to share perspective doesnt have to be a bugger, yknow ? 

maxkirin:

The Process of Making an OC :p

Tips for creating a religion in your story?

thewritingcafe:

Most religions started off as animism, which then led to polytheism, which then led to monotheism. When polytheism comes up, gods and goddesses are assigned to what is important to a culture. This can range from animals to the sun to certain values such as bravery in war. Therefore, you should establish what is important to the culture you’re writing and assigns gods to that, if you’re writing a polytheistic religion. They often have ties to animals, which is left over from when animism is prevalent (or there may be other reasons).

Monotheistic religions may arise when one god or goddess becomes more important than the others and then “absorbs” the values other gods and goddesses represent.

However, the pattern mentioned above is not true for all societies. Monotheism may come up from the worship of a cultural or historic hero who becomes a deity over time or the worship of many cultural or historic heroes could lead to polytheism. There are tons of ways a religion could occur.

When creating a religion, consider where your characters are and how this religion reflects their life. If they live in a society that relies on agriculture, gods and goddesses relating to the harvest, grains, crops, the sun, livestock, and rain will be important. Think about how the characters in your world will approach these gods and goddesses. Do they have sacrifices when asking for good crops? Do they perform a ritual? Do they have prayer?

If your characters have a written language, there may be a written text about that religion’s moral code. This may roll over into government. Many cultures have integrated their government laws with the values and morals of their religion. Some cultures saw their leaders as the embodiment of gods and some leaders claimed they were actually gods (that’s how the Egyptian sun god came to be).

Along with rituals and sacrifices, consider forms of worship. Are there certain days to worship deities? Are there special holidays? Are there places of worship or sacred grounds? Is there prayer? Are there shrines? Some religions have common places of worship (like a church or a temple) while also having areas that only certain people can be in. In that case, those allowed in those areas are often authorities within that religion (such as a bishop rather than a priest within Catholicism). 

Also with priests and bishops, consider a hierarchy of power within the religion. This can go over into the hierarchy of deities, such as how Greek and Roman mythologies have “the big three” along with all the other deities. Within the hierarchy of religious officials and authorities, there may be certain ways in which they live or dress to show who they are.

Religion is also an explanation for the unknown. Some cultures, before they knew the earth orbited the sun, believed the sun was a god that lived and died each morning and night. What do your characters believe? Are they unaware of mental illnesses and thus believe something like demons or a maleficent deity have possessed or cursed someone who suffers from one?

Back to deities who are associated with animals, many cultures see those animals as sacred and will not eat them even if another culture does. For deities who are associated with certain herbs, directions, stones, trees, seasons, and certain objects or appearances (like hair color), those associations may be used in rituals or may be considered sacred. However, some cultures may do the opposite of not eating a sacred animal and eat it in copious amounts to honor the deity it represents.

You don’t necessarily need an afterlife, but it’s very common. And if there is an afterlife, there doesn’t need to be a “heaven vs hell” kind of thing. There doesn’t need to be a place to punish the dead. Whatever your afterlife is, it will have an effect on burial practices. Some burials are simple while others are quite complex, especially for those who were powerful in life. Are your characters buried with anything when they die? Is this so these objects can accompany them in the afterlife? Some cultures sacrificed people to assist powerful rulers in death while the terracotta warriors of Xian were made to assist a powerful ruler in death.

You’ll also need names for deities, though there are a few exceptions to this. The names, especially in polytheistic religions, often come from root words that are related to what that deity represents. You’ll also need to consider the attitude people have toward certain deities. Some deities may have their own group of followers that go by a certain name. There’s also the factor of nearby cultures who have different religions. They’re bound to influence one another, especially in the early stages of a religion. They may worship the same deity, but under a different name, or they may have a similar creation story.

Recap/More Elements to Consider:

  • Creation Story
  • Morals & Values
  • God(s)
  • Names for god(s)
  • Sacred text (though some cultures have quite extensive and accurate oral histories)
  • Afterlife
  • Beliefs that explain the unknown
  • Mythologies surrounding god(s)
  • Benevolent vs maleficent god(s)
  • Sacred animals, herbs, objects, times of year, etc.
  • Religious hierarchy
  • Forms of worship
  • Religious dress
  • Rituals & Ceremonies

More:

Hi Yamino! I really adore your work, Sister Claire is wonderful. I have a question about making characters. How do you keep them consistent and interesting? I want my characters to have changes + improvements throughout the story, but I also want them to still be /them/. I have a feeling my characters' personalities will be all over the place and things will get dull and unrealistic. Thanks for any help. : )

yamino:

I don’t think that’s something I can teach you in one short response!

To be honest, a lot of the character development is intuitive for me.  I feel like my characters are personal extensions, or imaginary friends who write themselves.  You should know them very intimately, so that no matter what situation they are put in, you would know exactly how they’d react.

And different situations would leave different impressions on them.  For example, some characters are the type to forgive or forget easily. Others will carry grudges or guilt, which will shape their future actions.  Nobody goes through experiences without being changed and shaped by them.  It’s up to you to have the empathy to understand HOW it will change them.

I think the best advice for writing characters consistently is to consider their core motivations and personality traits.  

For example, Claire’s core motivation is to have a purpose; she has always felt insignificant and a burden on everyone.  She has an abandonment complex because she was an unwanted baby, so she strives extra hard to be useful out of fear of being left again.  She also is  extremely loyal to Catharine, the only person who has ever shown unconditional love and care for her.  Claire would do almost anything for Catharine, and trusts her completely. (Perhaps to a fault.)  Claire is also deeply empathetic and is more likely to try to understand both sides of a conflict (which is why she didn’t totally buy the anti-witch propaganda at the abbey.)

It’s because of those factors that Claire is eventually able to overcome her fears of breaking ranks and even fighting her fellow Sisters to save Catharine.  That was a big development for her, but it made sense in the context.

Those are her core qualities, but there’s other things that also shape her actions- her obsession with cats, her clumsiness, her nervous habits.  It’s these things that make her more unique as a character.

I don’t consider myself an amazing writer, but I do love creating and exploring characters.  If I wasn’t a comic artist, I would have probably become a psychologist or therapist.  I think having friends who come from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences has helped me to write characters who aren’t exactly like me.  

That’s a problem many authors have… without any knowledge of other experiences, you can only write your own, or biased stereotypes.