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!!!!