Hoodang, relaxing day! Now back to work!

April 24, 2009

I’ve decided to cut my day off short. I feel better, I feel relaxed, and I am bored out of my skull.

I’ve made some tentative decisions about Polly’s Adventure. I’ve been changing my mind alot in the last couple of days. I’ll post the details, though, when I get them worked out in my head and in text. ^_^



Takin’ A Break Today

April 24, 2009

Today, I’m gonna take a break. I’m going to be lazy, get nothing done, and maybe even go out to the park for a walk.

I need to de-stress, I need to exercise, and I need a break.

Might update here or on Twitter, but I’m not going to work today. My C++ exam project can wait until tomorrow, studying for the CO230 exam can wait until tomorrow, and every project I have started can wait until tomorrow.

Today, I relax. =^..^=


About Me — I’m a Furry

April 23, 2009

Since I’m starting to see more views here, I thought I’d tell a bit more about myself.

I’m a furry. My alter-ego is a red fox named Thomas McDaniel, and he is Scottish. My character is a mechanic, and builds steam engines in his spare time.

But this post is about me.

I’ve been a furry in some way or another for most of my life. Since I was a little kid, before I had any idea there was such a thing, I had alot of the traits.

I like to maintain a sense of humor about the fandom, like I do with most of my interests. I can take a joke. ^_^

I feel a strong connection with foxes. I sometimes like to ascribe spiritual aspects to the matter, but that really depends on my mood.

I don’t like being sad. When I feel down, I like to try to pick myself up and move on. I feel like when a person is sad, they should try to help themselves, because that’s where all help begins.

I’m a loving person. I love hugging and cuddling. I admit, I’m kind of touchy-feely.

I enjoy doing. I love to be engaged in something, and have a number of hobbies including programming (As anyone can see from my previous posts), sewing plush toys, cooking, and collecting super balls.

I have had issues in the recent months (Well, okay, about two years) in terms of motivation. I have been trying to get interested in things again, though.

I am very passionate, and put alot of emotion behind the things I do. I figure if you’re going to do something, you might as well do it well.

I have had alot of self-conflict lately as far as what kind of car I’d like to drive. I’m planning on getting my drivers’ license this summer (I never ended up going to drivers’ training in high school :-/ ). I’ve been leaning towards getting a Smart, but I’ve also thought about a Vespa or an electric vehicle.

Phew! Feels good to get all of that out! X-D

That’s a bit about me. So… hello. It’s nice to meet you. 🙂


Character Concept — Aqua

April 23, 2009

I have thought up a character concept that I want to write down for future use.

The character’s name is Aqua. She is an android powered by a hydrogen engine that is fueled by water.

The character would likely exist in a setting where a method of efficient electrolysis was discovered, so that an android-sized machine could have an on-board electrolysis mechanism.

Aqua has a cheerful disposition, and a never-say-die attitude. She always keeps her chin up, no matter what. She is a bit careless at times, and sometimes ends up in trouble because she didn’t have the caution that she should have. She is a bit clumsy, as well.

Aqua is a combat robot, and is equipped with a pair of lasers mounted on her left forearm. She is also equipped with a set of hydrogen-powered boosters.

She stores oxygen and hydrogen in tanks on her back, and has steam exhaust vents on her shoulders.

Aqua has deep green eyes and black hair tied back in a ponytail. She has blue armor on her upper torso and forearms, and azure boots. The rest of her body is covered in a light grey skin, aside from her head and face, which have a creamy complexion. She has soft features, and an expressive face.

I don’t have much else to write about the character, but I thought I’d write all that down, for after I’m done with my current game project. I’d like to put her in a game.


Project — Polly’s Adventure — Learning Pyglet

April 23, 2009

I’ve got a concept. A real, concrete concept. It’s not the intense thing that I originally had in mind, but it’s a fine concept, I’d say.

The title of the game is Polly’s Adventure, and it is a platform game.

It will use the Pyglet multi-media library and Team Super Effective’s Squirtle extension.

The game’s protagonist is a fox girl named Polly. Polly’s cookie jar has been stolen by the Locktooth Gang, a gang of thieves who have been plagueing the countryside, stealing everything from desserts to priceless treasures.

The player assumes the role of Polly as she tries to recover her cookies, and stop the Locktooth Gang from stealing any more.

Over the course of the game, the player will come across various types of items. These range in purpose from restoring the player’s health to giving them new abilities.

I’ll post more details after I’ve written some of the design document. ^_^


Side Project — This Game is Gonna Be Real Cool

April 22, 2009

I’ve decided that an RPG is not what I’d like my side project to be. If we can call it a side project anymore. It’s turning into my primary project.

I’ve decided that an action game is the way to go. I’m going to try for something intense, though. Not a tactical game, not a thinking man’s game, and certainly not a beginners’ game. It’ll have adjustable difficulty, complex enemy AI, and other awesomeness.

I have some rough ideas in my head, but I’m gonna wait to write them here. I want the images in my head to congeal into a game first, before I go saying things I may later decide against.


My Side Project — Something Different

April 21, 2009

I’ve decided to indulge my urge to have a project besides Scarlet Rose.

My current concept is a console-style RPG.

I’m thinking that to do my concept justice, I need to write it in C++ using OGRE, OpenAL, and OIS.

I’ll post more details when I can be sure that the images in my mind don’t subside with the J-Pop Youtube tricked me into listening to. :-/