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Calling all sewers - dress makeover!!

06 April 2017 - 12:18 PM

Hey guys n gals!


So my grandmother donated a dress to me... While I'm thankful for her sentiment, it is just about the most hideous thing in existence.




Yeah... it's pretty bad. If you were hoping it looks better IRL, it doesn't. It might even look worse. The dress does have pockets though.


BUT... I didn't want to throw it out into the bin; I'm sure I can make something of this, right? Problem is... I'm out of ideas. Both of the colours are hideous (that orange is BRIGHT, and that sweatpants-grey is a pain to look at) and I have no idea what to do with the fit.


Do any of you have any cute makeover ideas? ;D

Can you keep a leveled head?

22 March 2017 - 06:27 AM

Let me pick your brains. I'm researching fear and adrenaline in the broadest senses of the words. Obviously I'm applying different methods as well, conducting tests & experiments and reading up on academic papers, but I'd like to hear some first-hand experiences about scary 'everyday' situations as well. For those curious & interested as to the 'Why?', refer to the small print at the bottom.


Below a list of questions I'd like to ask you. I'm very much aware that some of the questions touch topics that are rather sensitive. If there are any subjects you're not keen on discussing out in the open, you are very welcome to send me a PM if you'd like. You'd help me greatly in my graduation.


Have you ever been in a chaotic situation in which you had to keep a leveled head? Were you able to? If you haven't, can you tell me what you think you would do? Think of an example that frightens you - this could be a plane hijacking, a car driving into the water, being kidnapped, or anything else - and tell me what you think you would do and/or what you should do. If you have, what did you do, and was it wat you expected yourself to do?


Have you ever been in a (f.e. car) accident? Were you badly injured? Were you able to prevent an accident by quick action?


Have you witnessed an accident? Did/could you help out? What did you do? Or did you suffer from the bystander effect? Did you feel like you could or should've helped out more?


Have you been in a life-threatening situation? Perhaps something that wasn't life-threatening in retrospect but felt like your last moments at the time?


Have you ever been threatened? For what? By who? Did you comply? Were you able to get out? Was it a robbery? Rape?


Were you put in a life-threatening situation because of a (former) loved one?


What's your biggest fear? And the second biggest? The third? What's your biggest fear other than common fears like fear of heights or spiders? Disappointing your mentors, loved ones, family? Never achieving anything? Ending up in the gutter? Dying alone? Dying first or dying last?


Do you fear death?


What's the worst nightmare you can remember?


What fear have you overcome? What happened?


Am I a tad morbid? Yes, sorry. :shutup:


But Cass, to what purpose would you like to ask us all these questions, apart from research? I'm producing a real-life horrorgame for my graduation, but it's lacking artistic depth and integrity. I've taken a lot of intuitive, unfounded decisions and based all my storytelling and visuals on popular media and clichés, which felt as a good decision at the time but is now resulting in the biggest writer's block I've ever encountered. By going back to my initial research question - 'What would you do in a horror scenario? What would I do in a horror scenario?' - I'm trying to go back to the core, and make my product something more lasting and intense, with a catharsis for the player to experience instead of the current "Yay I won"-feeling they experience now. I need to get in touch with more "real" fears than a scary man with an axe, and explore in a sort of social experiment the decisionmaking of players.

Anyone any good with identifying plants?

06 March 2017 - 03:42 PM

Okay, so I'm bad with plants. I told someone that I suck at taking care of plants, and the next time he came over, he gave me a pot with narcissi and grape hyacinths as a gift. They're dead now. I swear I didn't do it on purpose, I just really suck at taking care of plants.


Anyway, amongst the dead leaves, new leaves have sprouted and they don't match the leaves of the narcissus or the grape hyacinth. Do any of you know what possibly habitats this pot? There's two individual stems sprouting on oppposite sides of the pot.


Pics in spoiler:


The TMI topic

19 February 2017 - 04:53 PM

Ever wanted to overshare something but couldn't find an appropriate place to do so? It's alright sweet child. You have a safe space now. Probably best to put it in spoilertags though. Fork over those stories about your ingrown toenails or the awkward fart you let rip during intercourse.


Please mind the community guidelines though.

The Pewdiepie situation - new media vs old media

19 February 2017 - 11:57 AM

It's hard to have missed it, but there's been a lot of outrage lately revolving around YouTube's biggest creator: Pewdiepie (a.k.a. Felix Kjellberg).


PewDiePie, or Pewdie is the YouTube alias of Swedish gamer Felix Kjellberg. He is known for his Let’s Play videos, often choosing horror-themed games. As of August 16th, 2013, PewDiePie became the most subscribed YouTube channel of all time, surpassing the previous record held by the sketch comedy duo Smosh since January 2013.




He became the topic of controversy after a couple of videos containing anti-Semitic jokes, most notably this one:


*reupload of his original video that was deleted. I have no idea if Pewdiepie himself deleted it or YouTube*


Shortly after, the Wall Street Journal covered Pewdiepie in the following article:

Disney severs ties with Youtube-star Pewdiepie after anti-semitic posts



And then an absolute media shitstorm started.


The latest voice of Pewdiepie in this matter:


It's worth googling a couple of articles and watching Pewdiepie's videos, along with some other popular YouTuber's videos to see the different sides of the story. A list of some things you can look into in the spoilers down below; I tried to gather as many varied opinions as possible.




So... debate away!