Archive for April, 2011

Singing with Charisma (15 hours) – COMPLETE

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Congratulations to Gray Embrace for winning the Lunasa Project Award (1 of 2)!

800 px wide here
1650 px wide here

Thank you for playing.

Singing with Charisma (9 hours)

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Please watch warmly, etc.

Larger image here


Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

I said the next Lotus Cobra was going to be about Urabrask, but she has been somewhat hard to find.

Fairy Wars Stage 1-2 Normal

Friday, April 15th, 2011

I’ve had to work late two days this week, and I have enough homework to last the entire weekend and cause me to skip Regionals, but this should be a sign that my free time is returning, and with it, my posts. Since there’s no practice mode on Fairy Wars, I just treat the whole game as a single stage…

Some things I learned while playing:

1) Your ice power charges faster when you are hitting enemies with your normal shot. Staying on target is hard for Cirno because of her narrow shot, but make an effort because it will help you to survive.

2) When a frozen pattern disappears from the screen, it bursts, dealing damage to nearby enemies. Take advantage of this by freezing bullets near a boss, or by freezing bullets where you know enemies are going to spawn. Enemies killed by bursting ice drop a different kind of point item, which I think is worth more than what you get killing them normally.

3) Daiyousei’s third pattern has the same weakness as Cirno’s famous Icicle Fall – stay right in front of her face and you’ll be perfectly safe, but she’ll go down in seconds. She should have known better to use Cirno’s own attack against her… but then again, she should have known better than to get in Cirno’s way.

4) Cirno has a deathbomb window. It’s nothing like what Reimu has but it’s there. There’s a time during Star’s Puchi Comet when I always have to bomb. In this video I pressed the wrong key at first and got hit, but I managed to deathbomb and avoid the loss of life.

5) The Three Fairies don’t seem very smart. They want Cirno to join them in playing tricks on humans, so they burn down her house. Did none of them realize this was more likely to make Cirno want to beat the crap out of them? If fairies have this kind of intelligence, no wonder Cirno thinks she’s a genius.

I’m working on the Singing with Charisma picture and a new Lotus Cobra. Look forward to them soon.

Singing with Charisma (4 hours)

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

The mind-killing schedule at work has loosened up somewhat, but unfortunately school is here again. But if I put in a couple hours every weekend, I’ll finish these eventually. Worst case, I’ll finish them in summer when I don’t have school.

I’ve been getting error messages on my computer saying “Please reinstall the tablet software”. I click OK and move on, but when I go to Photoshop the pressure sensitivity on the tablet is gone – the lines always have the same weight no matter how hard or soft I press. I went to the WACOM site and downloaded the driver for my PTZ-930 tablet. Installing it fixed the problems – until I restarted the computer. The “Please reinstall the tablet software” returned. It didn’t seem to remember that I had installed it, and to make things worse, Photoshop started asking me to register and accept the license agreement, which is something I did a long time ago. Going online showed that I was indeed registered, but it didn’t know for some reason.

I know I could just reinstall the driver every time I plan to use Photoshop, but I felt it wasn’t worth the effort. The below image was drawn without pressure. All weight variations are obtained by drawing repeatedly over the same area to widen the line.

Larger image