Sharing My World 1/22/19

What’s the closest thing you’ve experienced to real magic? I can’t think of a specific time/place that would answer this question. Honestly, I look for magic everywhere, because it just makes life interesting and awesome.

Who is the messiest person you know? And why?  Eh, I try not to judge a person on the state of their home. My house at this point in time is pretty messy. I have known some people who are way worse than me — hoarders of the first degree. The kind you see on reality television who sleep on piles of clothing and share their nest with rodents. Yep I’ve known people like that. But! They are humans like myself and I don’t judge them. Because I’ve seen people who have sparkling clean homes who walk into my somewhat messy home and judge me harshly because I have coffee grounds on my counter tops. So yeah, to each their own.

‘The employment agency said you were looking for someone to do light housekeeping.’

If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask? I expect the absolute and total truth to every question I ask of anyone. If I don’t get it, that’s on the person answering the question, not me. Okay, I don’t honestly *expect* the absolute and total truth because the world works the way it does, but! I have enough hope in humanity to hope for the total and complete truth whenever I ask a question. If I don’t get it, as I said, that’s not on me. That’s one the person answering the question. I don’t go into a conversation expecting the person I’m conversing with to lie to me. As to what other people are asking. I know why our glorious leader was elected, so asking why and how is redundant. The answers are all around us, you just have to be willing to see them.

What benefits does art provide society? Does art hurt society in any way? I like art. I like a lot of art that many people do not consider art. For example, video games. There are many, MANY people who do not consider video game to be an art form. But I do. Take Skyrim for example. Look at some of the Photoshop screenshots that I’ve posted, those were drawn by people. Drawn… by people. That’s art. It’s a beautiful game. The soundtrack is amazing. That soundtrack was composed and performed by people. That’s art. There’s also an interesting story with side stories and those were written and implemented in the game by people. This video game — and many others are art. And art benefits society in many ways — it soothes the mind and takes the mind away from the harshness of the everyday world. Creating art allows the artist to express what’s in their soul. Some artists put that art out for other people to see and share, but some keep that art to themselves. As to whether art hurts society in any way, well… there’s huge debates about whether video games are a boon or determent to society, or even an art form. But I believe they are art, and for me, I like ’em. That, dear reader, is my personal opinion. Make of it what you will.

What’s something positive you’d like to share?  Can be a smile, a joke, or music..anything that gave you a lift this week! So I’ve been kinda sick most of the week. This weekend I had my first full blown asthma attack in years. It was kinda scary because I don’t have a rescue inhaler on hand anymore because I haven’t had an attack in years. >_< So I haven’t had a lot of energy to do much of anything this past week. That being said, I mentioned a while back that I’ve been playing a game called Parkitect off and on these past few months. And whenever I play a new game I like to watch other people play it on YouTube, and for some reason, this games lends itself to people doing what are called “speed builds” where they build their parks in fast time, and that makes me smile. I think the one that made me smile the most was this guy because he kept saying, “I’m so new to this game.” and the stuff he built is ten times better than anything I’ve been able to cobble together. Anyway, enjoy:

Via Melanie’s Share Your World

10 thoughts on “Sharing My World 1/22/19

  1. purpleslob

    I never thought of a video game as art before. Thanks for opening my eyes to that.
    “Light housekeeping!” Bwahahaha
    I hope your asthma settles down soon! Being unable to breathe is so scary!


    1. Willow Post author

      A lot of people don’t consider video games as art, but they don’t consider a lot of things as art (like comic strips, which I think are art too). I’m glad you agree with me.
      The asthma thing caught me by surprise, that’s fersure! It’s settled down a bit, but I’ll have to go to the doctor soon and get a rescue inhaler just in case.

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  2. Melanie B Cee

    When I was in graphic design school, game art was a legitimate field people wanted to work in. Designing and doing the graphics for games was a goal for a lot of people. I have found that those who do 3D in games tend to be really poor at hand drawing anything and therefore the 3D is boxy and looks fake, which bugs me. Because if one is talented and one takes the time, one can create a realistic looking object or human in 3D without that much more effort. I did, so anyone could. I’m glad that Skyrim is one where the developers and artists take pride in their game and work to make it beautiful. Now if we can teach them about lightening things up a little vis a vis how dark everything is (and maybe that’s part of the mod) it’d be a stunning game to me. I play a lot of ‘hidden object’ adventure games, and nothing annoys me more (because they can be spendy) than finding some developer makes the ^$%#@ search field so dark you can’t see details (well I can’t) nor find certain objects because they blend perfectly into the shadows. Thanks for Sharing Your World Willow and i hope you’re on the mend! 🙂


    1. Willow Post author

      Ironically, one of the biggest complaints about Skyrim is that the unmodded game is too light. hahahaha! There are mods to make it darker, and I use a lot of them. The issue is that the game engine can only handle so many points of light for rendering shadows and shades… and that’s when one runs into issues, especially with screenshots. It’s also why there are still shadows when it’s raining in Skyrim, the game doesn’t actually *know* it’s raining. The day/night cycle and the weather cycles are two completely different things. Can’t blame the game, I mean the engine can only do so much.

      BTW, 3D art has come a long long way from what it started out as (boxy and looking fake). Nowadays, it’s sometimes difficult to tell the difference between a real person and a person rendered in 3D. We’re getting very close to the uncanny valley.



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