My domestic situation is under control for now; this week I have got some work done on both the timeline and a concept "coal-powered TV". In addition, I learned how to use the Source engine's "particle editor" and managed to create a small fire particle out of one of Valve's presets. I would have just used an "env_fire" (an entity that allows mappers to create fire in the Hammer level editor), but I didn't have much luck getting the particle to fit properly inside the coal-powered TV's furnace.
Hopefully after Tuesday, my domestic issues will be solved for a good while and I will be able to get myself back on track. I can't rest the blame of my poor productivity on external factors alone. I need to stop "hoping" to get back on track and just start working.
Apologies, not so much to my audience, but to myself for not publishing a note earlier. Been having some rather repulsive domestic issues that will apparently sort itself out in a few days; that and my own insufficient management of time is the reason for the nearly three week long absence. I will be resuming my normal schedule on Sunday.
I must say however to never underestimate the effects of a toxic personality. Although my finds may not be scientific, I am very convinced that certain beings are somehow able to spread illness through behaviour alone. Whenever you find yourself having the ability to rid yourself of disease, whether it be microscopic or life-size, do it immediately and cherish your liberation. To clarify, by "life-size", I do actually mean people. Yes, there are people out there that are like the plague; like fat slugs, they leave a slim trail wherever their filthy disgusting shells linger to. They care not for their malignancy. If you lack the legal means to rid of them, beware of confrontation, for you will suffer the wrath of the human parasite that will blame you for exposing its own condition whilst hating itself. I will not bother to question why the powers at be permit such vermin to exist. I hope these enablers eventually realize that if you keep feeding these parasites, there won't be any hosts to live off of much longer.
Anyway, complaining about it won't change anything. Soon I will be free from it for a while and a while is better than no relief at all. Continuing with healthy distractions is key, without them, pain is the only ingredient in consciousness. I must try not to let it bother as much as it does. I must put my energy on something that I can change and that I can improve, like this project.
Alpha 1 (86.3%)
[October 1, 2017]
Week 182 Newsletter