I have discovered to the benefit of all you folks, that it takes 90 minutes to run all 32 courses in Mario Kart 8 at 150cc without indulging in replays. I got 1st place in all but ONE course, Nitro Rainbow Road, because I fell off the course at the very end, allowing Morton and Pink Gold Peach to whiz right past me, denying me a perfect score of 480.
I’ve read way too many YouTube comments claiming that, unlike Mario Kart Wii, you can’t get hit by more than one Blue Shell per race in MK8. This is a spurious lie. In nearly every race (on normal COM) I was bitch slapped with two Blue Shells by the time I finished, generally paired with two lightning strikes on top of that. Granted, unlike Wii, what item you get in MK8 is determined by how far your kart is physically from first place; if I understand the new item system correctly at any rate. So, while you can almost achieve lapping people by lap 3, the further you are ahead, the more likely you’ll be hearing that ominous whooshing noise as vengeance from the back row comes rocketing towards you.
I’ll finally be giving online play with random players a whirl I think. See how
terribly I do.
Wowzers, there has been an awful lot of new folks coming in over the last bit. Welcome! For those of you who have flown in recently but haven’t browsed the blog, here are some things / tags of which you would probably like to be aware:
- I like blood, guts, and body horror; these are my favourite things, even if they don’t appear very often. I will at times mix fandom into these things. If these are not things you want to see, the tags to block are “gore”, “long live the new flesh”, and “torture”.
- I sometimes draw loads of fanart, because it helps me relax. If you’re not a fan of fanart, the tags to block are “sonic the hedgehog”, “deadly six”, “pokemon”, “super mario bros”, and “koopalings”.
- Because I can be big on fandom, I like to reinterpret characters and stories into other, generally much darker things. Should these be not in taste for you but you still want to see regular fanart, the tags to do away with are “TUZ”, “Poke Project”, and “BTWP”.
- I have a big personal project centered around a personal interpretation of Hell that gets tossed up here with relative regularity. If that’s not your cuppa, blocking “IO” will keep it from your dash.
BRUTAL. It’s impossible to not get insanely amped about whatever you’re doing when listening to power metal. I have nothing but infinite respect for skilled cartoon artists, simplification is just not something I have ever been able to accustom myself to when drawing. The rules of art fundamentals don’t change but their application can be so different. It is a goal of mine to do a 180 in my studies later on to tackle simplistic design. This won’t be until much later though, not until I feel I’ve really gotten human and animal anatomy and physiology down.
ilavusheekin asked: Ever thought about dabbling in the NiGHTS into Dreams series?
I haven’t given NiGHTS much thought, unfortunately! NiGHTS was one of those series that I was never really exposed to as a kid, so I know pretty much nothing about it beyond what the main character looks like. I might look into the series sometime in the future, though! If Nights himself is anything to go by, the designs for the series must be a lot of fun.