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Aval0nX

Journal June 2011

Hey there people Aval0nX here writing yet another journal

well let's see...

Sapphire Otter unfortunately won't be able to join the development team as he is very busy with personal matters, he and I both talked already, and his involvement in the game will be minimal.   Hopefully he'll provide a special pic for Vanilla's computer, since the fans really liked his art.

as for game progress and development, I'm currently writing the Script for the events involving NPC's visiting the house (since everyone really wants that option to be available in the next release of the game).  I also wrote the script for a very special event featuring Amy, which will be one of the main additions to the game.

I know this is personal, but Avian is busy with college work, he studies during the week and is very tired during the evenings, but hopefully, weekends will be the time we manage to work the most in the game.

I'm currently writing a paragraph or two of script, also revising some of the already existent scripts, though that's what the proofreader is for...but I haven't spoken with Serge in a while...Avian has, hmmm I gotta focus on improving the communication channels.

Grose is officially the game's co-artist, and is bringing up some wonderful sketches, Munashi/Zhou is still our leading colorist, and we'll I've been working mostly with the script and the story, I figured if we finished the writing and text first, the final step would be to add the art in bulk.

I dunno if Avian will kill me for saying this, but the game at the moment is broken into pieces again, that is NOT a bad thing, it's actually a good thing, we managed to find a lot of bugs and loopholes, AND will help with improving the way the variables are used.  The game should be massive right now, it will likely exceed the 10mb limit that sites have for flashes, hence why the final version will probably have to be distributed by other means.  Some ideas have been brought up for dealing with that, but I'll go into that in another time.

So far once some scripting is out of the way and some of the art Grose is working on is done, Avian will re-assemble the game, and the next release will be ready.  A minor spoiler is that we're working on removing some of the once per day events in the house, making them into more "generic" events that can be done more than once, and adding special once per game events that will shape the general outcome of the game.  The Amy event I commented earlier is one such event, once you play though it, you wont get it again unless you replay the game, the event has several choices inside that affect the outcome of the game, and the ending you may get.

...hmmm I think that it for the game at the moment....

next topic I wanted to talk about was my view on current events...

though I'm Bermudian I occasionally watch American television, and I am distraught over the death of Ryan Dunn, I enjoyed the jackass show and the other programs he performed such as viva la bam, he was an awesome guy, and will be missed, rest in peace man.

second is my view on the internet as it is...

I believe that in the near future the world of the internet itself is going to change, perhaps one of those 2012 world changing thingies, ya'know, people changing the way they think and stuff...

          Governments throughout the world have tried to censor the internet, the same way they censored, the radio, and television, to push their religiously bigoted laws and agendas in a way that it suits their ability to generate votes and maintain control of the common people.  unfortunately it isn't working, I noticed the interesting case revolving latino anons in south america giving out the first battle cries  against their particular governments who looked to "gain control" over the people's freedom of expression.  The anon's threat of cyber terrorism has distraught many who know, that the internet is one of the worlds major economies, as it is the means in which major banks and trade institutions go by their business in a daily basis.

          I believe that in the near future governments throughout the world will have to start being more lenient with ideas expressed through the internet, and not try to police the internet with the premise of preventing "crime" (or their religiously bigoted idea of what a particular thing may be considered a crime).  Freedom of expression is one of civilization's newest ideas...(that last argument maybe wrong and invalid philosophers correct me if necessary)...since remember a few decades...or centuries ago, EVERYTHING was policed by the state, which was policed by the church, which was policed by religious fanaticism.  That is changing through the 21st and into the next century, as humankind has realized that religion has been mankind's tool for controlling societies through human history...note how every civilization has had it's own take on spirituality, and it's own form or organized religion that dictates what's right and wrong.  I'm not talking about believing in "faerie tales" found in ancient text or believing in a higher power, or all of that.  I'm talking about how humanity uses religion to effectively control other human beings.  This is changing in the Information Age, where people, specially angsty nihilistic people who choose not to believe in anything just because they can't find scientific proof, can debunk and rattle the foundations of organized religions, established in ages where information was nearly impossible to find, and that science was in it's early archaic roots.  

          Governments and Law systems have been constructed over traditional religious principles, an example would be the North American government, or the Arab Countries themselves.  While the ideal thing is for government to be completely alienated from religion, sadly both have been so meticulously intertwined through history, that realistically it's becoming an implausibility to completely separate them.  For example, I was reading that North Americans want to remove, the "one nation under god" phrase, or "in god we trust" moto, because it religiously discriminates against non pseudo christian denominations, Arabs, atheists and all others.  Unfortunately the morons don't realize that they're asking for the removal of one of the most basic foundations in which their country was formed...meaning they'd have to "make a new country", interesting since the basic principles of the colonization of the north american continent was revolved around religious freedom...hmmmm.

          In any case, the age where governments could sensor the media and information channels is quickly coming to an abrupt end (*wink* wiki-leaks anyone)  and it's going to be apocalyptic....hmmmm this could very well be Aval0nX's patented doomsday, prophesy (grinds hands *together evilly*, I'll sell this to the american history channel and make big buck on a documentary, mwahahahahaha).  Look at the Arab Spring/Summer nations, it was this new age of information and freedom of expression, that shook the foundations of those religiously bigoted countries.  Look at China, the worlds newest super-power, quickly coming into the limelight, what will happen when the Chinese get angry at how THEIR government censors and persecutes them?  What will happen when North American's elect another retard like George W. Bush into power, since their current president didn't turn out to be the dreamy wonder they expected, simply because he had to take the reins of a country that was already pretty much fucked up with due to its previous administration's own doings.  ( I found it hilarious how that woman...I'm not discriminating, just saying...umm I think her surname is Bachmmen or something, she is popular in with a lot of people, yet I remember seeing videos of her, in which she doesn't know three shits about her own country's history).  This century  is going to be a very interesting one indeed.

          I started with the internet I'll finish with it.  Governments will have to begin cutting some slack, while I believe that some policing should be enforced, as to prevent things such as organized drug related crime, and even prevent things such as slavery and child pornography.  Governments should begin to consider how much religious bigotry is involved when deciding on how to police the world's source of information and means of expression, and how laws affect said source (remember many of the worlds laws ARE tainted by religious bigotry).  How topics such as drawings, humanity's earliest and most basic form of expression, should be viewed as "damning" and/or "criminal", how their speculations of how "fantasy taboo stories", such as my game, can be considered as catalyst for committing future crimes,  (remember the religiously bigoted principle behind their assumption is based on the principle of "humans and temptation).  The world is changing, the internet is evolving, and if I keep my health, hopefully I'll be witness to this change as will many who read this.

well that's all for now, this is Aval0nX - WRz signing off.

ps.  IF you're going to use anything that I said as a basis for an essay or for your own personal gain, remember that it's stored in inkbunny's database as originating here on this journal on this date by me.  I see this point of view under authorship of someone else, and I SWEAR TO YOU, I WILL FUCK YOU UP IN A NON-SEXUAL WAY...I MEAN IT!!!!
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NoAdmin
7 years, 5 months ago
<3 you man
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 5 months ago
I think I enjoyed the political and philosophical rant more than I did the dry particulars of the project. As for me, my whole thought is: "Torrent the SWF of course or just use Ren'Py."

As for your views, you are very intelligent and perceptive, AvalonX. I feel like some of your potential is wasted slightly appealing to a fandom, but I know that such projects are excellent experience and practice for the future and it keeps your mind busy. That's the hard thing when you're at a certain level: occupying yourself so you don't brood constantly.

I've had my nose in a book lately to keep my thoughts from spinning round and round over the Bliss Stage dating sim I'm working on and my neglected Fanship is Magic project.
Aval0nX
7 years, 5 months ago
awww *blushes* that means a lot to me Buttercup, it really does (\(^ w ^)/) <3

yeah, we're thinking on doing the torrent thing, or heck maybe that megaupload or mediafire thingy...I dunno, anything as long as we can have a place where people can get the game, I mean once it's out in the internet...the game will pretty much distribute itself on it's own (OH NO WE'RE CREATING A SKYNET!!! *runs around*)

I used to think that my potential WAS wasted on pleasing fans, until I realized, I kinda like doing that in a weird way, not that I'm a masochist or anything.  THAT and the fact that the game is pretty well becoming my legacy to the internetz and to the Sonic fandom, I mean I doubt that regardless of what the future may hold, Aval0nX will be remembered for this game.  "have you heard about Aval0nX...oh yeah the guy that made the Babysitting Cream Game, right?...uhh yeah, right...I'm not into cub too much but his art is kinda nice..." (woa...what was that all about O_______o, sorry I'm still ranting a bit)

about your last statement, I felt like you did when I wanted to work on my game, and do commission on the side to generate some income, I realized that splitting my mind into two things was not very productive, hence why I decided to put commissions on hold and focus entirely on the game.

Bronies 4 evah, *hoof bump* (\( > w >)
KevinSnowpaw
7 years, 5 months ago
I have to agree, im a rather vocal person in my opposition to screwing with MY internet.
GrymReaper
7 years, 5 months ago
...Two of my favorite artists are Bronies...my life is now complete.
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 5 months ago
Thank you for the reply, my brain is kind of melted and I can't think of anything productive to say except random animal noises.

And oh man you are going to get SO SICK of hearing about "that one game you did" and people asking for it and like 1/5 of your PMs are asking for a copy. I think I'm still the main distribution point for Shadows in Noise, my 3D Midna game on Mediafire. Like, if people download it, it's because I sent them a link personally.
Alfador
7 years, 5 months ago
" remove, the "one nation under god" phrase, or "in god we trust" moto


I have to object to your assumption that our country was founded with this. The Pledge of Allegiance originally read "One nation, indivisible" not "One nation, under God, indivisible." The change was made in the middle of the 20th century by religious fanatics. So you see, getting rid of it would not be so earthshattering as one might think, at the very least, no more earthshattering than putting it in was.
WiKdxBaSSisTx
7 years, 5 months ago
Actually, "under god" was not added by religious fanatics, but rather by the government of that time to contrast the difference between the US and the newly established Communists of Eastern Europe. Just wanted to point that out.
xheris
7 years, 5 months ago
I'm too lazy to read all the way through the censorship rant I only got half way through it. Avain is still in college in June? what country does he live in? or is he one of those guys who attend college year round? I heard those summer courses are hard. What's newground stance on Loli or do you say something about that, that I didn't see?
Aval0nX
7 years, 5 months ago
ask him about the college stuff, I don't talk in much detail about other people's lives.  And you're not forced to read the "rant", but if you do you'll find something about that in there too.
Farkinarkle
7 years, 5 months ago
*steals the whole philosophy stated by Aval0nX, hacks the Inkbunny databases, and removes this journal from existence* MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! (Yeah right, like I had that kind of knowledge of hacking to hack a site that I frequently go on? I dun think I'd be allowed back if I did that D:)

Randomness aside, I love reading people's views when it comes to government, technology, philosophy, etc. While I may not be able to get in a massive debate with people about it, due to my own lack of knowledge/lack of caring, I love to read what other people think. ESPECIALLY people who live in other countries. So seeing this really made me start to think a little bit. Just a nice little change of pace.

In regards to the game, I'm glad to see the progress made on it. Its a shame that SapphireOtter could not continue with being a part of the team, but he deserves an honorary mention in the credits (Should you have credits in the game). One of those "Special thanks" kind of things. As for the others: Glad to hear that Grose is helping with the artwork and that you still have a reliable person to color in the beautiful art that goes into it. School happens, so we just wish Avian the best of luck and hope that he gets some time to finish a project such as this. Not sure if this could have even gotten this far without him. And as for you, Good to hear that you are happier then you were during that past rant. Glad to see that you also have an update for us and that you really are enjoying this project as much as you are. Can't wait to see a continuation of the project in the future.
Aval0nX
7 years, 5 months ago
yeah...one of Inkbunny's admins checks on here every once in a while ( ^ w ^ ).  

The game WILL have credits, and yes this game wouldn't be what it is if it weren't for Avian, hence why the game is his, as well as mine.  Why it's and Aval0nX AND Avian, production and not just Aval0nX w/help from Avian.
Farkinarkle
7 years, 5 months ago
I should hope they check it once in awhile....

And like I said... SapphireOtter deserves a spot in the credits for ALMOST being a part of the art crew, lol. And as for Avian, I know. I was just pointing out that I was glad to see that everyone had something to do and that it was a nice bit of teamwork between everyone. So.... *applauds the Babysitting Cream Game team*
SergeSkunk
7 years, 5 months ago
I'm still around, just been busy with a bunch of personal life stuff, if you need to get a hold of me, shoot me a message, I've got the next week off^^
Aval0nX
7 years, 5 months ago
awesome (\( ^ w ^ )/)
Munashi
7 years, 5 months ago
Hey Aval0nX, I can also proofread scripts for grammar usage and typos as well if you'd like me to. ^^ Grammarian and a scholar, at your service sir! =3
alientripper
7 years, 5 months ago
Great to hear that you are making head way on the project.
Interesting thoughts on the world and the policies that the governments of the world enforce, I agree with most of what you have stated. Maybe if the political parties in the world when and if they come into office concentrate on running a country effectively and not worry about power and keeping it at all cost the corruption may just decrease enough for we the unwashed masses to have a decent quality of life. As for the religious aspect a great man once said "religion is the opium of the masses", believe in what you wish, but when religion dictates the running of a country only oppression & suffering follow, history has proven this and it still is happening, church and state should be kept separate. Now i've got myself all depressed & suicidal I shall turn on the T.V. & see if there's a replay of the cricket at least that should cheer me up,oh if you hav'nt guess it by now i'm not american. stay safe
Digitalneo
7 years, 5 months ago
Hey Aval0nX, glad to hear things are starting to move ahead.

I also liked reading the bit about code and game optimization. As for the game being too large to be hosted, well you could always just run a personal server, or many, (with some advertisements for revenue) that would host the game.

duithy
7 years, 5 months ago
based on what starling posted earlier "our user account is the most-visited link on our entire site. Your content on certain other sites is always in the top 10 referring links at any time (links that send us traffic from other sites). You were also responsible for our busiest day on record when you posted a certain flash submission here. Site traffic nearly doubled for a few days and never really went all the way back down again after that. xD" ink bunny will probably make a exception on the 10meg rule for you if you ask  
Drizzt248
7 years, 5 months ago
http://download.cnet.com/Flash-Movie-Player/3000-2139_...
i recomend downloading and installing this prog then posting a SWF download of the game i already have your game downloaded onto my comp (i think i have yours)
jurann
7 years, 5 months ago
I'll ask again since I didn't get a response last time, but: Do you need any help with the game either development-wise or with proof-reading or some finances? I'm an experienced game developer and pretty familiar with Flash and ActionScript, also have a degree in English and used to be an assistant editor at a county newspaper, so I'm sure I could lend some useful assistance with things. I don't know if some finances would help at all, but I may be able to help out there too. Please let me know!
DrakeTLD
7 years, 5 months ago
Thanks for the journal, great read. One question: How many people have suggested Spell Check, not knowing that the base version has serious flaws in it & misses some words? If they actually wrote (more that just a paragraph) they would understand that you can think something is perfect, then, go back the next day & spot errors. I'll bet these are the same people who will be bitching about no timetable/date for the next update...  
truetrue
7 years, 5 months ago
Wow nothing for months and now three posts in three days, and this one has so many things I enjoy discussing in it where to start :D.

The end of the world's always a good place to start.  People are always saying with all these 12/24/12 prophecies that the world is going to end and what not, but I always wondered about the old phrase "the end of one chapter is just the start of another".  Got me to wonder, what if the world isn't ending per say, just the old ways are ending.  Maybe somethings going to happen that'll kick off a Utopian like era completely different from these last few thousand years of corruption and greed and what not.  Obviously it wouldn't be perfect but it could be far better than it is now, and heck I always thought if it were true the Internet and our ability to share info over vast distances instantly would play a huge part in it...or we might all just die in a ball of fire and death.  You know either or.

As for government restrictions.  With all the scandals being revealed via the Internet, I believe the government will start getting stricter in order to try to cover their own butts under the pretension of public safety.  This will cause a public backlash followed by more regulations, followed by some sort of public explosion, followed by the gradual deregulation once more.  Honestly, politicians are predictable once you know how they think:  "one hand covering your own back, while the other carries a knife to stab others in the back".  They also think that's how everyone else thinks and fail to relies most ordinary people are prepared to defend other's backs rather than stab them or are ready to get both hands on the knife to stab the person trying to stab one of them (just look at that one counter-hacker government guy who announced he knew several of Annon's members identities and threatened to release them to the public if they kept helping wiki-leaks.  Poor bastard didn't know what hit him XD)

As for the current president, in my opinion at least he's better than the last three we've had (yes I'm American I'm ashamed to admit it but I am :) ).  If you actually look at what he's done he hasn't been half bad.  Problem is the other party is spending all it's time trying to cock block him rather than help the economy (if the economy fails while the other party is in power it makes them look better).  Mean while his own party is often jumping on the "he's a horrible president" band wagon in an attempt to get more votes for themselves.  They say it takes almost six years for a presidents policies/skills to begin effecting a country on a wide scale.  Hence when they do, the next president in line often gets the credit until several years later when history actually takes a look and goes "oh ya that's what happened".

Well there's more I want to write about liked with your statement, but I'm running out characters (maybe I should use my own log page to post my thoughts rather than posting them here.....naaaaaa) so I'll just end with this about the rest of what you said:  I remember watching the movie AI with my friends and after words we were talking about when programing became thought and my friend said "in the end we're all just programmed".  After that I got to thinking and realized he was right so I went back over everything I believed; religion, political views, morals ect ect; and rather than just blindly following what I was programmed to think like most people do I spent the next year or so reassessing everything I thought using logic, proof, and even sometimes my own personal opinions.  Personally I think if more people did this, things like the crap you mentioned in your post would be far less prevalent as more people would have a decent understanding of the world itself.

Wow this turned out longer than expected, sorry for ranting here, but now I have something I can write about on my own page for once.  Laters :D
SkippyTheFox
7 years, 5 months ago
I'd write a lot more than this but what needs to be said has already been said by you. The government is under the people, or at least at a good equal, and yet they go about acting like they are better and greater than the people. I hope within the next century we learn not only that just because something is there doesn't mean it's discriminating against someone else, but also that doing so is discrimination by itself.
I'm glad you're one of the smart ones, many people are ignorant and uninformed about what the world is like. I hope not only soon does the government change, but the people in and around it too.
HappyPanda73
7 years, 5 months ago
Have you given a look at The Zeitgeist Movement? or the Venus Project and The TROM documentary? good stuffs, very similar in what your talking about though they take it a step further to offer one of the best and realistic solutions i have seen. (in fact, the ONLY one if seen.)

links:
The Venus Project
The Zeitgeist Movement
The Reality Of Me (TROM)
Aval0nX
7 years, 5 months ago
ahhh Jacque Fresco, a true philosopher, and visionary of the information age...shame that the words of the wise are met with so much ignorance.
Firedrake1
7 years, 5 months ago
I enjoyed your views, as they seem to echo my own.
I wasn't surprised to discover you are familiar with The Venus Project, and no doubt have viewed the Zeitgeist films by Peter Joseph as well.

It is only a matter of time before the truth finds its way amongst the majority of the population.
That will be quite a day to remember.
(I hope I'll be around to see it, and I dread it at the same time.  Like the ancient Chinese curse "May you live in interesting times.")

All the very best with your project, and here's hoping no outside forces try to shut it down.
(you've got enough worries without that!)

Cheers!

bladejtr
7 years, 5 months ago
" Governments and Law systems have been constructed over traditional religious principles, an example would be the North American government, or the Arab Countries themselves.  While the ideal thing is for government to be completely alienated from religion, sadly both have been so meticulously intertwined through history, that realistically it's becoming an implausibility to completely separate them.  For example, I was reading that North Americans want to remove, the "one nation under god" phrase, or "in god we trust" moto, because it religiously discriminates against non pseudo christian denominations, Arabs, atheists and all others.  Unfortunately the morons don't realize that they're asking for the removal of one of the most basic foundations in which their country was formed...meaning they'd have to "make a new country", interesting since the basic principles of the colonization of the north american continent was revolved around religious freedom...hmmmm.


I would like to point out that neither 'in god we trust' nor 'one nation under god' was a phrase used in the founding of the United States, 'in god we trust' was adopted in 1956 and 'one nation under god' wasn't added to the already otherwise existent Pledge of Allegiance until 1948. Both long after the formation of the country.

The 2 most significant documents in the formation of the US, the Declaration of Independence from England and the Constitution combined mention God once, and when looked at in context it refers to "Nature's God" not a specific religion of any sort, and that was in the Declaration. The constitution very specifically and intentionally does not refer to god in any form at all.
Aval0nX
7 years, 5 months ago
ah good to know...not an american myself, I however should note that both of the phrases are indeed part of the country's patriotic identity of sorts, since they are part of official ceremonies of the state (regardless of the time when they where implemented).  But then again I am just a silly Bermudian who can't talk about a country I don't live in.
bladejtr
7 years, 5 months ago
Oh, I would certainly agree with that. There's definitely a tendency for politicians to inject Christianity into the political process, and then there's the fairly common leaning of people who are Christian to worry about other people's "sinning" as much (or more) as they worry about their own.
zibi711
7 years, 5 months ago
history much? lol one thing that i have been taught it history has a tendency to repeat its self, for china im sure there will be a revolution one day. as for the end of the world. it will have to wait.. not going to get anything off that part lol. people have tried so hard to predict the end of the world and have failed. its not up to us to decide people need to understand that.
as with any good reading you have your good points and bad ones. but i dont like details to much and i should be asleep XD
lol but in all i agree with you in most part.. as for your game take the time you need but know we anxiously await your next update
lol. XD hoping the servers wont go down once its released lol  
furocity
7 years, 5 months ago
You sir, are officially my god.
zarek13
7 years, 5 months ago
If your going to upload the game I would suggest doing it on Megaupload or mediawire since anyone can use them honestly. As for your philisofical rant I have to agree with you the govt. here in the good old US of A is trying to censor the internet and I feel they will succed. Now you may wonder why and the answer is because a majority, or soon to be majority, of people are stupid enough to believe that the govt. is all knowing and awesome, case in point California. Hope to see the game in the near future and wishing you success.
Norway69
7 years, 5 months ago
It's really sad how if you lived where i lived(Canada) it would be illegal to do what you're doing let alone illegal for me to view it. I really appreciate you putting up with the b.s. that trolls give you, and hope that you are happy with the final outcome.
truetrue
7 years, 5 months ago
Ah yes the good old US of A, where the education system is ignored, being called smart is considered an insult, and anyone who points these out is called an elitist.......

*slaps self* damnit no bad truetrue, I'm here to look at furry porn not talk politics.  Gotta get your priorities strait.
zarek13
7 years, 5 months ago
Not to mention almost everything is politically correct.
humbird0
7 years, 5 months ago
One way you might make the game run on sites with filesize limits is to store the game itself on another web host that allows large SWF files.
You can upload another SWF file to websites and have it internally load the actual game from the storage site.
The SWF you upload to various places would literally contain one line of code.
loadMovie( "http://www.mySite.com/game.swf", this );

I have tested it and this method works:
https://inkbunny.net/submissionview.php?id=114608
humbird0
7 years, 5 months ago
By the way, the last line of your rant seems a little odd. It's almost like putting a copyright on your point of view.
Wouldn't that technically make it illegal for people to agree with you?
Nah, probably not. I think you were more worried about someone somehow selling a point of view or something.
iFailed
7 years, 5 months ago
yeah but its avalonX were talking about here, if he doesn't end his rant yelling and threatening us with bodily harm somethings up. lol
tsmith5143
7 years, 5 months ago
I'm not trying to push you or anything like that, But I'm just wondering, will you be posting another updated version of the game? Like i said I'm not impatient just ancieous (wish my spelling was better, sorry about that) I enjoy the game very much and am also wondering what other changes or additions there will be.
superjeno
7 years, 5 months ago
Wow, seriously, wow... that's some deep thoughts man :p wish i had the mental capability of such thinking :p
you know, you should have put like a mini sentence in there somewhere to have people who have read the entire text say a word in their comment, but in a way that ppl who do read the comments don't find it out :p
You know, now that the game will be bigger than flash site's allowance, it's really a good thing, so that no site can randomly post it and bitch about it right :-) ?
Even though i must say i first met BSC on Funny Games...
blokfort
7 years, 5 months ago
wow... you've just written a perfect essay about many things and many sides and etc etc its perfect!. if i have ANY assignment that is related, i will FOR SURE use part of this and have you bibliagraphie'd!
Silverwolf626
7 years, 5 months ago
I couldn't agree more. However you must realize before things get better they'll get worse. Governments will put the squeez on filtering the internet and get away with it for sometime, what it'll take is some sort of trigger to turn the tide back on them. For some strange reason your rant somewhat reminded me of George Carlin, it was funny and yet so accurate that it made you re-evaluate how you look at things. oh well, i'm glad the games going well and that you are feeling better.

So on a lighter note, we know you stance on gov, religion and freedom of expression. How do you feel about the absolute FLOOD of pony content on the net! =D =D
humbird0
7 years, 5 months ago
I just remembered something.
4shared allows you to display SWF files directly.
It's not hot-linking. The site itself will actually play the SWF file you stored there.
So you could upload it there and simply refer people to the link to play the game directly on the site.
I think that site has a 20 MB limit.

Also, music tends to be the biggest space hog when it comes to a SWF's filesize.
So reducing the number of songs, using mono, and setting the MP3 compression in flash to 24 kbps will probably make a big difference.
Terl
7 years, 5 months ago
For file size, is teh text, script, SVG data altready compressed in teh distro?.. I suspect so given the small size of the final data file. As for audio, can Flash play ADPCM audio? It seems to be order of magnitude compression, and most people wonthear the difference using cheap PC speakers or low end home HiFi.

Hell, you need a decent system to tell the difference between MP3, and 32kHz 8 bit raw. Same file size.

Archive programs can handle multipart distributions easily, and these would hopefully be more resiliant as the torented parts would spread round faster?

What we really need is the multipart archive method where the data is encoded in such a way that only a portion of teh sub parts are requied to recreate teh origional file. I beleive it was in the Origional Bittorrent specifications, along with distributed enkrypted keys and indeces etc?

The goverments have the problem of, well we make the net in a box for reactionaries, but we dont want it useing here. Double standards.

Best of though, If large data files are treated as single bignums, and you carry out a mathematical action on it, such as divide by your password, take the square root, and store the root and remainder, can that pure number be said to be representative of a particular data file, as long as there are No defining data representations within it?

One intresting variation, which is encryption by implication, is take a number. Carry out a transform using teh hash of the file name on it. If you recover teh file, its the right file, if you get a non file number, it isnt, unless you have to repeat the operation.
Generate a billion digit file. Use teh file name hash to generate a random number sequence.. select those from the gigafile. Repeat for all parts, files etc?

I suspect this is a simplified version of certain encryption methods, but Ive seen something called punctuated random number sequence encryption that seems to ahve very good properties,

Theres lots of already existing fun things to do. 8)

If your good at teh command line, scripts, theres even Split and Join commands, which are rarely used.

Take it easy, do what you like as and when you can. We will be happy to see what kind of sprinkles you decide to suprise us with. 8)
CreamSonicfan
7 years, 5 months ago
There getting carried away with this internet thing, as I think you may have with this entry.
I do see you are an obviouly deep person, but as I do, and many other dot to, you dwell on the questions and ieads you have in your head 'til they're blown out of proportion.
Also the way the internet works isn't chansing because the way people think isn't, no one has original ideas anymore.
What originality still found is few and far appart, so nothings changing.
The up-dates on your game sound good, but the other stuff should be left for a seperate entry, as it was a diffrent topic...
Just voicing my oppinion...
gintsu
7 years, 5 months ago
Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life the Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had you can try to do as
china did but that only censors information coming out and into china not fixing the problem that wont have the  justified reason
they want to contain or censor the things they say there goals are. As said before there will always be those who try to do child pornography another way editing the files name disks USB drives etc. it's a problem that can't be fixed with force but something
that you have to either have humans fear the result of being caught or have some moral judgement on the subject so they don't do
it again. It's like drugs they will always be on the streets but if you can get the people there self's to not use them the problem limits
till a point it slowly vanishes or becomes unnoticeable.


If you are right and something like that happens where churches control the web then in a good since of humor may god help us all. lol

I have been a fan a long time and i don't ever speak much on the logic side so... let everyone think very little on the matter or your
going to be a paranoid creep hiding in his basement screaming there coming there coming.

On that note let's say the world was ran by aliens which planed to slowly kill of the human race would you really want to know that.. -.-
everyone picks the information they want and it gets fed to them through a blender then all the bad things filtered out we want are beef and meat but we don't want to know how it gets on your plate humans and the government are the same neither know what they want or whats best for there self's and only choose to hear what they wish to hear.


I think ill shut up now lol i could be writing allot for nothing as you said before you read 98% of comments. lol
Personguy9000
7 years, 5 months ago
about the games size-problems, i'm not a big fan of the torrent-idea, cuz frankly, i don't know how the fuck torrents work and will probably never do so. i know i'm a minority considering this inability, but i'd personally prefer the game to be uploaded to a site such as megaupload, in .rar format or something like that.

i also enjoyed your rant about teh internetz and governments quite a bit.
keep up the good work :3
beamdragon3
7 years, 5 months ago
your not alone on the not knowing how to use torrents cause i dont know how either since my ps3 can't download torrents and i don't have a computer to use.
noobkillerpat
7 years, 5 months ago
Aval0n, if you're going to make a torrent for the game.better make sure it dosn't ask to work for media player download.because then i won't be able to download it.If anyone knows how to change a media player download to a normal download( EX:play it on a window or whatever. i need help because everything i download goes to the media player.its bullS****
Wakka
7 years, 5 months ago
Im speach less. any thing that i could say more less has been sead. maybe this. each countrie has its goods and bads. no side is free of falt. all that is good depends on the person or persons. bettering our selfs is key to moveing on but know when to hold back and not push your idears onto outhers but offer suggestions. we can talk for a reason.
gintsu
7 years, 5 months ago
torrents wont be good for all your fans do to allot of companys like cox and comcast blocking torrent sites through there proxy
so there isnt any away around it even changeing yours they filter it out if you where going to make it into a download i would do something like tinylinks etc. --,-- i cant picture the game geting over1000mb any time soon if ever so megaupload works and you dont
have to pay as long as you dont go over 999mb -,-
CCubed
7 years, 5 months ago
Morals are not bigoted, neither is religon nor faith; only people can be bigoted, not an idea* or item. So I'm going to nicely ask you to re-examine your words about spirituallity. I will not ask you to stop what you are doing or force you to believe in what I believe spiritually-wise, but I am going to ask you (very nicely) to watch how you express yourself.

That said, I often have to correct those who use "Seperation of Church and State" to undermine faith in Government and public places due to historical and political inaccuracy. Those words were taken from a letter by Thomas Jefferson addressing a crisis in Virginia about a State-run denomination of Christianity, and has no application to the First Amendment other than the following. "The Government of the United States of America shall neither establish a state religion nor prohibit the practice of any religion." Not totally word for word, but accurate. In short, the Government cannot support a National Religion and/or prohibit any religion from being practiced. It does not address anything about advertising religion.

As far as the internet goes, it is a tool that has brought the world so much closer, but still holds many dangers. Cyber-preditoring, scams, hackers and cyber-theives, cyber-terrorists, and other no-gooders. I know there is much heat over copyright material and respect of privacy and all that jazz, but there are limits to what we do and all actions bear a consequence. The internet shouldn't be controlled, but rather regulated at a lightly moderate level.

I respect your thoughts and I'm glad I can share mine. I hope that any hostility between us is extinguished, for I do find much artistic value in your work ^^

*Correction in another comment
CCubed
7 years, 5 months ago
Correction on my previous comment: In the first line I said ideas cannot be biggoted, well apparently I am wrong on that. Some ideas can be rather hazzardous. Sorry for the confusion in my previous comment ^^
caine207
7 years, 5 months ago
I say it again, you are awesome. i am oficially a huge fan.
PhenoZ
7 years, 5 months ago
Good read. Abit wordy with the wall of text but good read.
AviansHelper
7 years, 5 months ago
I'm here if you need help too Aval0nx for proofreading and such, you have my email already on msn.
RedUnit10
7 years, 5 months ago
Thank you for that little rant/ speech Aval, it was intriguing and funny at the same time.

I know there won't every be a real way to censor the internet because its not something all governments agree on, and censoring something like the internet would require the cooperation of every web-connected nation; not something that will ever happen. (until we have a world wide disaster that forces the nations to team together, aliens, zombies or natural disasters kinda stuff)

Even if one nation like America tried, Anon would be there to kick them to the ground and stab them with a rusty spoon. Just look whats happening to a bunch of companies and banks right now (ex. Sony, Citibank, Bethesda, ect), no amount of protection can stop the combine forces of Anon (or sub-forces/ ex-anon groups); and thats the truth.

I just hope they (anon and others) know when its a good time to stop hacking everyone, because too much collateral damage is not good for anyone.
jamesbol
7 years, 5 months ago
Interesting rant sir. Very interesting. :P

But all that aside, I must say congratulations. You've been working hard on this game to please people across the world, and working hard in IRL to make a living. From what you've said in this post, you've managed to do all that, and more.

But please, don't overwork/stress yourself and get a damn heart attack. The last thing anyone here wants is for you to drop dead one day, leaving behind a uncompleted legacy. So, what my point is, is that while we all want this game published *winkwink* we also want to to relax. Sure, some people will insult you for your work, others might constantly PM you if you've forgotten the game, but the majority of people support you, and want you to be able to publish an extremely well written (scripted, I suppose, in game sense) and well drawn game.

I'd give you props if I could in IRL, so instead, I'll give you an e-cookie, freshly baked. Enjoy!

And, in case I haven't said this already: Well done on the game, and gathering together your team. You've done an excellent job on your past releases (even if they're just beta's missing content) and I'm sure that when you release your next version, it'll be your finest one yet!
eddyez
7 years, 5 months ago
Hey Aval0nX, I like your idea of getting the writing and storyline out of the way first and then doing the art. It makes sense, since that is the most important part of the game -the storyline, that is- and the art is just to sweeten the deal. Although I would like for the game to be have been finished yesterday, I understand that it takes lots of time. Plus, you DO have a life, and the game is a side project. I guess what I'm trying to say is that you're doing good, and that you just need to keep on going strong. Don't pay attention to those that only criticize you. You keep on doing you, and we will all stare at our monitors patiently waiting for an update.
    Keep Calm and Carry On
NekoVeil
7 years, 5 months ago
I would so love to meet you in person, Aval0nX. We would be great friends I think. I so agree with you, too.
Rocketred1
7 years, 5 months ago
you know, so far as the internet thing, I have to disagree with you- there is a lot of a crime on the internet, that really needs to be stopped.  restricting freedom of speech?  no.  but stopping the crimes?  yes.  pirating is destroying the video game industry, and in 20 years, all video games, not just computer ones, will be set up so you have to log onto an online database before you can play, and you have to enter 20 digit codes when you buy the game to prove you bought it... etc, etc, etc.  Add to that the viruses, which could crash your computer and make it impossible to run, and the identity theft that is so common on the internet(I believe you were a victim of this, yes?), and you have a significant problem.  And that's ignoring the real problems- human trafficking, people abusing strangers(just google homosexual man, suicide, webcam, the first result should tell you more specifically what I mean) until they kill themselves, and on and on and on.  The internet has become an awful place to be- those of us unaffected by it are just skating on a thin layer of fun and enjoyment, and it could crack at any moment.
Rocketred1
7 years, 5 months ago
as for some of your points...  

about "one nation under god", you are aware that wasn't in the original constitution, right?  it was added later on, to please the overly religious people in America.  Removing "One nation under god" would itself not be worth doing, but did you know in some states you can't serve on a jury if you're an atheist?  And regardless of what state you're in, if you want to testify in court, you have to swear on the bible.  Now, don't you feel like that is a bit discriminatory?  Especially for the Jewish peoples- They were persecuted for hundreds of years by Christians.'

and the revolutions you referenced in passing?  had almost nothing to do with the internet.  The one they dubbed the "twitter revolution" had so few people who were actually members of twitter, they would have accomplished exactly nothing if only they showed up.  the revolutions were spread the same way they always are- word of mouth.

Now, I'll make one final point- governments aren't nearly as bigoted as you think they are.  I challenge you to find one democratic government on earth that has passed a law that actually restricted freedoms beyond a reasonable limit.  You won't find even one.  Yes, there have been some bad things that can be stretched to show dangerous bigotry- but then, it's much, much easier to do the same to those accusing the first of bigotry.  If you put the people who rule the anarchy of the internet in charge- At this point, basically 4 chan- you'd get chaos, death, and destruction.
alientripper
7 years, 5 months ago
Interesting comments. You mentioned to name a democratic country that has resticted the freedoms of it's people,s. Try Australia I was there recently visiting relatives,they are trying to bring in a lot of laws that are reminiscent of the German nazi reich enabling act of the early 1930's. Fuck, Australia has'nt even got a bill of rights, I discovered that as a visitor I had more freedom than an Australian. I know this sounds shocking but in some state,s of Australia they still have code law ( a bygone system of the convict days) & not common law. How do I know this because I saw it with my own eye's with the way my cousin was being treated by the law & the judiciary. Sorry for the rant but I am a firm believer in the individuals right of association and freedom of speech.
Rocketred1
7 years, 5 months ago
What laws are these?  There are a few bad laws, as I mentioned, but I doubt that they are as bad as you say they are.  And really, the second you compared it to Nazi Germany you made that instantly true- no country in the world with a democratically elected government is that brutal.  Ever hear of the night of broken glass?  The nazi's destroyed the shops of countless German Jews, then publicly stated that the Jews did it themselves, and made them pay to clean up the mess.  and that's BEFORE things got bad for the Jews.

And I think you might wrong about code law versus common law- Australian law comes from Britain, and Britain has had common law for centuries.  As I recall, Common law came about because punishments for crimes, and what exactly was a crime, was decided by judges in medieval Britain, and so they would look to prior cases for precedent.

but free speech should often be disregarded for more important principles.  For example, there was a man in Canada(can't remember where) who worked as a history teacher.  He was an anti-semite.  Normally, this wouldn't matter, except for 2 problems.  1, he taught history, and in his history classes he taught that the Holocaust never happened, and 2, if students didn't write that down on tests he failed them.  He taught that the Jews had faked the whole thing for such-and-such reason, despite the mountains of proof that it did, in fact, happen, and he was generally just a horribly racist person.  Would you protect his right to free speech?  Or would you do as the police did, and charge him with inciting hate(a relatively minor crime, but one that meant he would never teach again, given the conditions)?

hmm.  2 comments relating to nazi Germany in 1 post... isn't there a rule that says this conversation must now end?  JK, I'm interested in these laws.  Seriously, what are they?
alientripper
7 years, 5 months ago
As I stated how would you feel that because you are a member of a organization ( even if you have never been accused of or convicted of any crime) being banned from any licensed premises,being subject to detainment & search without probable cause,subject to harrassment from the authorities without cause. If you think that this is bullshit check it out on the web, my cousin is a member of a motor cycle club consisting of ex service men but because he wears a patch on his back the goverment,s in most states ( especially Western Australia have deemed him a criminal) . You mentioned Krystal Nacht,too late it has already happened with,clubhouses,peoples houses,work places being searched & trashed without cause. you keep mentioning the holocaust, I doubt it will ever go that far. But think how it started pick a minority that most people are disposed against either religiously or culturally, then feed on that fear or hatred to pass laws that once in place are extremely hard to remove, then use those laws to segregate, dehumanize. First the Motorcycle clubs, then anyone else that does'nt fit to your ideals,without a bill of rights( which Australia does'nt have ) the flood gates are open my friend. As for the code law, it is in effect where the government can tell the judiciary what to do and how to enforce it regardless of precedent( common law). Thank God,Allah,Buddah,Kristna I live in country that has a bill of rights
Rocketred1
7 years, 5 months ago
What groups are these, then?  I would say the police have probable cause to pull you over if you're driving around town with a bunch of crosses in the back of your truck wearing a KKK outfit.

You're the one who brought up WWII first, dude.  I made a comment about it because you did.  and the second one, about the teacher?  coincidence.  I was thinking about an example of rights being less important than the law, and that one popped into my head.  If you want I could instead go into how the right to bear arms needs to be removed from the American constitution because A) these aren't just hunting guns, a lot of these guns are made for the express purpose of killing people, and B) If it saved even one life, wouldn't it be worth it?

and you have yet to give me a specific law I can google, or wikipedia, or whatever.  You're aware that in debates etc. you have to provide your own evidence, right?  you can't just walk in and go "do the research, dudes, this happened".  lol.  If these laws you're talking about are real, and as bad as you say they are, then surely you can google one of them and get me a page from a reputable source that says what the law is.
renny17
7 years, 5 months ago
Good to here from you, A! Grose will be a great add to your BSC team. I still hope SO will be more than a "one-hit wonder" in the final game. As for your essay, it was truly well written and quite insightful! I didn't quite agree with some of your views, but it was well done overall. Thank you, Avalonx. CARPI DEIM! ;)
alientripper
7 years, 5 months ago
Did anyone else catch the live stream last night of the Maestro of Cartooning himself Aval0n ( the legend )X struting his stuff with pencil & pen. Only one word can describe it "fucking awesome", ok that was 2 words, seriously the talent this man has is incredible. The speed and accuracy with what he can do from scratch is mind boggling ( Cream on horse back dressed as a knight with a carrot lance ) totally blew me away as well as some of the more racy drawings he did. Hopefully he will do this more often. So do yourself a favour & keep an eye out for this. Aval0nX thank you so much for sharing this with us, it totally made my sunday night. Feeling a bit ragged this morning but it was well worth the late night
Baal7734
7 years, 5 months ago
I've been following Anon for a while as well. If you have the time, i'd recommend watching this video : http://disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/50078/Collapse__pa... as well as part 2.  This movie paints a prediction that co-insides in the real world, with what Anon's predictions of the Cyber world are going to be.
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