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About ChaosCalix

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    My mind has no off switch
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  1. This place had plenty of edge when I was more active, and not all that much sophistication, hah. Also, agreed on that. Chats are especially a good alternative to.. well, threads like this. They just tend to bleed past their general purpose and start to cannibalise the forum's uses too in my experience
  2. Eh. I miss the days when forums were king. I like that degree of permanency that comes with forums, and how neatly organised everything can be. Now it's just chat groups, chat groups, chat groups! which is honestly pretty off-putting when you like to sit down and actually think about what you like to say before you say it, especially when things become really popular. Replying to something a few hours or even a day or so late is alright on forums. On chat groups, even a few minutes can be too late.
  3. Nevermind the buzzword bingo, stereotypical strawman-ing, and so on. Do people not have better things to do with their time?
  4. Huh. I'm surprised, at a cursory glance this forum looks even MORE active than it was when I stopped posting.
  5. I was called? So, a couple generic points. If you have any questions, just ask: * Picarto works for writing streams, and is supported. Piczel is an alternative I use, as it includes 2 person multistreaming for free users. Twitch may also be an option as it supports creative streams, however, I don't know if writing would fit under that category or if it's ONLY "art and visual work", so I would recommend checking their terms of service. * Google Docs is generally one of the best options, yep. Though, Microsoft Word or anything else where you can increase the font size to be readable would also work. Google Docs is simply the best option in my opinion as it gives you an easy option for linking the finished product (or work in progress, if you like) * Writing Streams rely MUCH, MUCH more on your personality and viewer interaction. If you aren't able to entertain or interact with your viewers well, you're not going to pull it off, that's just the reality of the matter. This is much easier if you have a decent quality microphone and can talk with your viewers, but is also hindered if the service you're using has a ton of delay (for me, it was close to a minute delay on Picarto, which is not tolerable). As mentioned before, Twitch is also an option, and may help with the delay issues, but also relies on your viewers having good internet if the low delay mode is active. * Do NOT expect a lot of consistent viewers. Even mediocre art streams can hit 15~20+ viewers if you stream consistently and have good enough stream quality (i.e. not artifacted into oblivion). The most I've ever had in a writing stream was 7 viewers, and I had a decent sized twitter base to advertise to. I could probably grow that up to 15 if I streamed a lot more, but right now I'm waiting to update some hardware before I get into streaming stuff again. * More of a general tip, but I would recommend knowing what you're writing before you go live. No one wants to see you dick around for 20 minutes before you settle on an idea.
  6. I like DmC: Devil May Cry. The gameplay is fucking great (controls are awkward but that's what remapping is for) And I think the Dante in it is nowhere near as shitty as people say he is.
  7. If you want to challenge an opinion, step up and challenge it, don't leave a pissy, passive-aggressive comment that shows you know nothing about the person saying it. You don't know a lick about the shit I've dealt with, or what people have used to try and get leverage over me. All you have is the posts I've left here, and a will to make excuses. Challenge an opinion if you dislike it. With facts, and reasoning. I don't have an unpopular opinion for today. Uh. Burger King makes "alright" budget burgers?
  8. shhhh you heard nothing Really though, only that line. Anything else is just coincidence because we're in agreement on that
  9. The way you strip a word of any power it has is not to stop people using it, but to use it so much that it loses any meaning it once meant. In my opinion, you're a bloody idiot if you get offended by words like "faggot" and cry and demand people stop using it. You're part of the reason those words retain any power. So what? I've been called almost everything under the sun, it doesn't mean anything. When did "Sticks & Stones may break my bones" stop being relevant?
  10. I suppose this isn't "unpopular" with rational people but: Your friends are not there to agree with you when you need it. Your friends are supposed to call you out on your bullshit when you're acting like a child and set you straight. If all you want is a bunch of yes-men, you're going about your life wrong.
  11. so it's been a while For some reason I can't find the original file for this, so the tweet will have to do.
  12. Maybe I'm due for a post in the Rants & Raves section.. I would never have called myself enthusiastic, honestly. Maybe smarmy and witty, but enthusiasm is something I find pretty hard to throw around. Honestly, I've managed to go the last year and a half without ever truly running out of money. I've come close ("less-than-a-dollar-in-the-bank close") but so far have managed to get by. I think in all this time I've only had to borrow money for food once, as well.. I COULD'VE gotten by without doing so, but starving is never fun. Eh. I'll save it for now. Might do a post tomorrow in a more appropriate thread and/or subforum. On topic: I'll confess the only confession I could think of was way too politically charged for this thread alone.
  13. Honestly Hearing about other peoples' successes really, really gets to me. It stresses me out, agitates me, and makes me feel worthless. Yay
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