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Adopted Native, Happier Connected with his Roots

@sire-aie asked:

my MC is half native half white.he is not close to his culture+background because his native parent doesn’t not live with him.where he lives it is also considered by others shameful to be native because of political reasons.he later on meets a group of natives and starts to become more spiritual and happy w/ himself. is it bad to make him happy only when he starts to learn more about his heritage? is it cliche? he also starts to grow his hair at this time to feel more connected to his heritage.

Alright so. I’m going to remind everyone that if you’re going to send in a question, pick a tribe. But this question in particular is hitting a note with Indigenous cultural experience that I feel very, very necessary to address.

Forced seizure and adoption of Native individuals is a very real part of being Native. A Cree elder I spoke to is a lawyer who specializes in stopping these seizures. One particularly memorable reason she had to stop a child being taken from an “unfit parent” was the parent didn’t have laundry on site. That’s just one of many ridiculous examples that happened, and still happens to this day.

If you’re dealing with somebody mixed who doesn’t have his Native parent live with him, you’re potentially dealing with an unfair custody ruling and a whole whacking bunch of racism around the start of it. The assumption that he lives in an area where it’s shameful to be Native points to a massive lack of cultural sensitivity from the white parent, which is sadly extremely common.
As a result: it would be very much not cliche to have him be happier when he reconnects with his heritage. He’s going to stop learning to be ashamed of himself and start undoing the colonial legacy of the 60s Scoop and residential schools. He could always feel conflicted about what to pick, but starting to accept part of your racial identity is a good thing! It means your self hate goes down, it means you stop feeling like you can’t exist the way you are, it means you start to breathe.

I wouldn’t treat it as a completely magic pill— the amount of work that goes into not hating part of your identity is an incredible amount— but no, it is absolutely not cliche to have reconnection= an increase in happiness. 

Just please, please educate yourself on the reason Native kids are taken away from their cultures, and understand the white parent should be treated as not a very good person for putting their child through that. Because they aren’t. Teaching your child to be ashamed of their identity is abusive. While you haven’t mentioned the parent directly, that parent still moved to a place where there weren’t many other Natives and there was a cultural message of white as superior. Unless they advocated for the child’s identity, they’re an abuser, full stop.

~ Mod Lesya

A brief look back.

This is a compilation of some of the things I’ve designed since beginning my game design course with AIE.

With the end of the first module, I’ve one side of me which is extremely proud of what I’ve learnt in the short time and another that is keen to learn even more. 

Looking forward to more of an awesome year.

The Subjunctive

Bonjour!

I know I haven’t covered the Subjunctive on this blog yet, but for some of you this is review. I hope I can make this as clear as I can (because anyone who studies French knows how murky the water can be).

The Subjunctive uses:

  • To express doubt
  • To express an attitude
  • To express and opinion
  • To imply a hypothesis

How to Conjugate the verbs:

  1. Conjugate your verb for the 3rd person noun (Ils/Elles). For Nous and Vous, use their “Imparfait” endings
  2. Take off the ending -ENT and add the following endings
    • Regular -ER verbs
      • Je parle
      • Tu parles
      • Il/Elle/On parle
      • Nous parlions
      • Vous parliez
      • Ils/Elles parlent
    • Regular -IR verbs
      • Je finisse
      • Tu finisses
      • Il/Elle/On finisse
      • Nous finissions
      • Vous finissiez
      • Ils/Elles finissent
    • Regular -RE verbs
      • J’attende
      • Tu attendes
      • Il/Elle/On attende
      • Nous attendions
      • Vous attendiez
      • Ils/Elles attendent

    3. Enjoy the easiest part of the Subjunctive because it’s about to get real.

    4. Cry because of all of the irregular verbs

    • Aller -> aille, ailles, aille, allions, alliez, aillent
    • Avoir -> aie, aies, ait, ayons, ayez, aient
    • Être -> sois, sois, soit, soyons, soyez, soient
    • Faire -> fasse, fasses, fasse, fassions, fassiez, fassent
    • Pouvoir -> puisse, puisses, puisse, puissions, puissiez, puissent
    • Savoir -> sache, saches, sache, sachions, sachiez, sachent
    • Vouloir -> veuille, veuilles, veuille, voulions, vouliez, veuillent

Now that we know how to conjugate the tense plus we know the irregular verbs, it’s time to make the uses clearer:

The Subjunctive follows by expressions. Here are some expressions to know:

  • Ce n’est pas le peine que… -> It’s not worth the effort…
  • Il est bon que… -> It’s good that…
  • Il est dommage que… -> It’s a shame that…
  • Il est essentiel que… -> It’s essential that….
  • Il est étonnant… -> It’s surprise that…
  • Il faut que … -> It’s necessary that… (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT)

That’s a very, very brief list. Now, let’s put it all together!

  • Il est essentiel que je sois le meilleur. -> It’s essential that I am the best.
  • Je doute que tu aies beaucoup de argent. -> I doubt that you have a lot of money.
  • *Note* Espérer does NOT trigger the subjunctive: J’espère que le nouveau prof n’est pas trop strict. -> I hope the new prof isn’t too strict.
  • Il faut que nous sachions ton âge. -> It’s necessary that we know your age.
  • Vous souhaitez que j’apprenne plus de langue. -> You want me to learn more languages.

Practice! Conjugate these sentences with the verbs in parentheses!

  1. Je pense que tu _____ (être) mignon!
  2. Il faut qu’ils _____ (recevoir) la journal.
  3. Vous doutez qu’il vous ____ (connaître).
  4. J’espère que vous m’ _____ (aimer).

Answers!

  1. Je pense que tu es mignon! (This is not the subjunctive so don’t conjugate as such. Sorry for the trick question!)
  2. Il faut qu’ils reçoivent la journal.
  3. Vous doutez qu’il vous connaisse. (Make sure you pay attention and you conjugate the verb for the subject and not the direct object!)
  4. J’espère que vous m’aimez. (Not the subjunctive so don’t conjugate as such!)

I hope this was a big help!

À bientôt!

Character Controller Research

I’m trying something different in development this time, taking some time to research. Normally I would just jump into Unity and make things with little thought as to how it should play, which always found myself backed into a corner of my own creation.

So I decided to take a look at a couple of games similar to what I want to see how they did it. Starting with Heart Machines, Hyper Light Drifter.

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French Youtube Channels.(updated)

Une liste de chaînes Youtube françaises, longue mais non exhaustive.

Mon classement est un peu approximatif. Parfois, certains/es Youtubers/euses se retrouvent dans deux catégories, parce qu’ils/elles proposent des émissions sur des sujets très différents.

Il ne s’agit pas seulement de mes chaînes préférées, mais bien entendu, mes chaînes préférées sont dans cette liste. Et celles que je n’aime pas du tout n’y sont pas. M’en fout, c’est ma liste. Par contre, il se peut que j’aie oublié des chaînes intéressantes, toutes les propositions sont les bienvenues.

Tu as des questions au sujet d’une chaîne ? Si je peux, je me ferai un plaisir de te répondre :)

Actualité/infos

le fil d’actu : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9hHeywcPBnLglqnQRaNShQ

Société

data gueule : https://www.youtube.com/user/datagueule

point de vue social : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK6mlWEjd5-wK1aOqL2zKQQ

horizon gull : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGeFgMJfWclTWuPw8Ok5FUQ/discussion

Le point rouge : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4b_V1rVK4kFyszUp6WuIEw

Revenu de base : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBrqCGSd_Jh0GrWDeL1OaXw

Stupid Economics : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyJDHgrsUKuWLe05GvC2lng

Usul : https://www.youtube.com/user/MrUsul2000

le stagirite : https://www.youtube.com/user/LeStagirite

Osons causer : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVeMw72tepFl1Zt5fvf9QKQ

Télébocal : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC76FbSGY-Uqw44mjdvxGXwg

la ringarde  : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCScUARAGiZQkPHpOHuS_drA

Dany Caligula : https://www.youtube.com/user/DanyCaligula/featured

Monsieur Troll : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1MFq9QgUZHsHlsuwGmo7aw

Klaire fait grrr : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXGrPbB-bmAOr_DpI29Phzw

Dans ton flux : https://www.youtube.com/user/danstonflux

Zététique / scepticisme :

Hygiène mentale : https://www.youtube.com/user/fauxsceptique

instant sceptique : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2bt55_J3pQCImOfjO17Q-w

mycéliums : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ9kIKgFuAB23GkEko1hHDg

la tronche en biais : https://www.youtube.com/user/TroncheEnBiais

Samuel Buisseret : https://www.youtube.com/user/SamuelBuisseret

Handicap / Autism / Asperger (oui, une seule rubrique, pour des raisons pratiques, si tu veux on en discute, hein.)

vivre avec : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH3Hp3WAm0iGQBi_csusoUg

Super Pepette : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF-njLWFsgM97UGvScZqH4Q

Genre et sexualité :

Pouhiou Néonaute : https://www.youtube.com/user/pouhiou

Charlie Foxtrot : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjiUCJpfexSyC-plmWJg8UA

Cordélia aime : https://www.youtube.com/user/cordeliaaime

Fujixguru / le papa de l’internet : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpnNZ7Jpv6YKtm78j5aF4wyuoLLrDge8I

Princ(ess)e LGTB : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbIOqOXBjp4QYNL2CGRDXLg

Xil’cast : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXy-0GE0pZ25z76hK4lunBA

Parlons peu parlons cul : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChMBRboapaPi9fNnr0O76sg

Histoire

epic teaching of the history : https://www.youtube.com/user/EpicTeachingHistory

pour la petite histoire : https://www.youtube.com/user/PourLaPetiteHistoire

nota bene : https://www.youtube.com/user/notabenemovies

confessions d’histoire : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzj9-ZfpJ74vYv1RZzAWTVg

Histony: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt8ctlakIflnSG0ebFps7cw/featured


Sciences

e-penser : https://www.youtube.com/user/epenser1

la minute science :https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwBn4dgV3kxzvcCKN3TbQOQ

dirty biology : https://www.youtube.com/user/dirtybiology

Science étonnante : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaNlbnghtwlsGF-KzAFThqA

Podcast Science : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7myUXybJN3i_gLdSBlD_3g

Culture-moi : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcvjxE5lFjyYSuJ1VCUT0GQ/featured

Motorsport Gigantoraptor : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNEWnUoWy0h8_6Fyt_59N1Q

la tronche en biais : https://www.youtube.com/user/TroncheEnBiais/featured

Florence Porcel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9HapjjoLqdDNwKEWQRaiyA

Laurence Honorat : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGHrO209l9vmCurckpsSZhQ

Espace des sciences : https://www.youtube.com/user/Espacedessciences

Dr Nozman : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWnfDPdZw6A23UtuBpYBbAg

Xil’CAst : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXy-0GE0pZ25z76hK4lunBA

experimentboy :https://www.youtube.com/user/experimentboyTV

Experimentboy2 : https://www.youtube.com/user/experimentORIGINAL

Psy et neuro-sciences

le psylab : https://www.youtube.com/user/lepsylab/about

Kliko Desh : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgC-FuJSUA66Q2cCi3jEXAA

La psychhothèque : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_GkEnNIFPbG2RCzNwDsz6A

Anthropologie :

Anthropodcast : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3_Mqxxv8SONpipOcdXOB0Q

Langue française, langue des signes, langues et linguistique

linguisticae :  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCofQxJWd4qkqc7ZgaLkZfcw

les expressions : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVL_6o–Z1CVSTROLMdLfNA

codemu : https://www.youtube.com/user/codemutv

les langues de Cha : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0efyK_-Athm8yhyjNSqndQ

french sounds : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2L9w7ozDeUl1w5ZjUPCOQA

Accent français : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAbwK2Xp6BlQECGsmbYfm0w

LSF

Signe2mains : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKGWL_pjR6PJC2bWAYf04WQ

Jauvert LAura : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPG4nkydHbGZ_lIZ_bd3zgg

Langue des signes française : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3rbgmQApsfAhvQ5Oa0azsQ

Parlons de surdité : https://www.youtube.com/user/SourdsWaliceo

Pgillot89 : https://www.youtube.com/user/pgillot89

signe2mains : https://www.youtube.com/user/Signe2Mains

la main des sourds : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTyeUvLSjITMePJN2yyOUQ

les mains balladeuses : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrRTPyznp7lfaEp_DGrgxXw

Philosophie

Cyrus North : (playlist le coup de phil)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ6RDhT0IVEDJdKDDJQXliA0xPopgp_TR

Littérature

la brigade du livre : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO-YDXoZJNVJFmF1UJ17rEw

Entre mes couvertures : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy6r387MQ28-EvApxraTDLQ

Miss Book : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_9Z28lA28JxAgFv-m4_nlw

Carbon Copy : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWh-WOr-hIl3IbhxhJAo7eA

Cordélia aime : https://www.youtube.com/user/cordeliaaime

margaud Liseuse : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP2X3cVGXP0r56gOGhiRDlA

Musique :

pvnova : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB0qpLkjzVlVZ4c8nKiCEyw

éléonore costes : https://www.youtube.com/user/eleonore75

les soeurs costes : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_QWJh_5R7O41d6cpJ5gNUQ

comité des reprises : https://www.youtube.com/user/ComiteDesReprises

Partoche : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW2y2m-mgYg4Y7VLyjIQWWg

Silla BO : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk-gLaqukzL7MCVSv6oOhLA

Cinéma

ginger force : https://www.youtube.com/user/GingerForce01

in the panda : https://www.youtube.com/user/INTHEPANDA

durandal : https://www.youtube.com/user/Durendal1

le fossoyeur de film : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zapGuPI1Ft4

Fabien Campaner : https://www.youtube.com/user/betatestmode/featured

la fille aux soufflés : https://www.youtube.com/user/SmoothLullaby

La psychothèque : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_GkEnNIFPbG2RCzNwDsz6A

Sexy and dumb (les nanarchistes) : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1xKWSGsIJQu8_QrN7rVQ3aTuk8YLQqwa

Cinéastuces : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC–84qgkrqqqYivuuXuQIQg

Séries

Pilote, la chronique série : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvHft8Duo4NaHsxQr2l9TOA

Ya plus de saisons : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXeFGMYmnHQJd7Yu4B_gxXA

les shows runners : https://www.youtube.com/user/lesshowrunners

Laurine Sassano : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAF-RcPGghehhrzvHI–sw

Buffy Mars https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3yJG3DNkuLOo1MUfiQrQDw/featured

les ShowRunnershttps://www.youtube.com/user/lesshowrunners

Revue du Web

Mathieu Sommet : https://www.youtube.com/user/Salutlesgeeks/about

Mr Antoine Daniel : https://www.youtube.com/user/MrAntoineDaniel

Sexy and dumb : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCge0-wea222H1HsvpeNMqLA

Chaînes généralistes : cinéma,vidéos, technologies,culture geek, musique, séries…

VoxMAkers : https://www.youtube.com/user/VoxMakersChannel/featured

Links the sun : https://www.youtube.com/user/LinksTheSun/about

Plus ou moins geek : https://www.youtube.com/user/plusoumoinsgeekTV

Le Geektionnaire : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSuUjbDxQFO5wNcPyLbUGBA

Jeux vidéos, mangas, comics, pop culture

l’ermite moderne : https://www.youtube.com/user/ErmiteModerne

joueur du grenier : https://www.youtube.com/user/joueurdugrenier

le chef otaku : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5sbGkJ_Fuzn_NCxFfX0zLw

les chroniques de Vesper : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD-52EoL9ZktR3OaOsDXeLg

spatule force : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9caG252-x7i3K1JR1d3HyQ/featured

Geek librairie : https://www.youtube.com/user/Jalvan06

Amicale du geek : https://www.youtube.com/user/amicaledugeek

la chaine du canapé : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNGW-hPzzOqGpl-Dqa7_OyQ

Pause process : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0JUkXAVVA4qWH1BQRs5N3A

Jeannot Nymouce : https://www.youtube.com/user/JeannotNymouce/featured

Studio gaming : https://www.youtube.com/user/studiogamingofficiel/featured

V garou : https://www.youtube.com/user/leVgarou/featured

Un drop dans la mare : https://www.youtube.com/user/UnDropDansLaMare/featured

Usul MAster : https://www.youtube.com/user/usulmasta/featured

la zone geek : https://www.youtube.com/user/lazonegeek

Fake : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh2YBKhYIy-_LtfCIn2Jycg

GillusZG : https://www.youtube.com/user/Gillus99

PXLBBQ : https://www.youtube.com/user/PXLBBQ

Web séries / humour

le visiteur du futur : https://www.youtube.com/user/watchthevisitor

Golden Moustache : https://www.youtube.com/user/GoldenMoustacheVideo

Bloqués : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd0V9SfenWqlPsTt5-AyN8A

French Ball : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ5nOq77BZoKN_sB2iZsJ6Q

franchement point org : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGD2X8BGx-6jcygPnht5fTQ

Fujixguru : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPld1_YS6xoXMt1WeYhmYYg

le meufisme : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCefZbo-hnVK8lREebeyvRHw

Raphaël Descraques : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi1n-WOtMqvDcDAJugqo2bQ

Raptus : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCokoPMlNNphvYvXIm8fZgkg

Abdel vrai : https://www.youtube.com/user/Abdelscenedup/featured

Barber show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnYDOK-R8zgM-3c7UxMl8ng

Tops :

les topovaures : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCToaRM06haIUw4uxvaGQCnA/about

Taupe 10 : https://www.youtube.com/user/Taupe10videos

Doc Seven : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Twj1Axp_-9HLsZ5o_cEQQ

Didichandouidoui : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf0mOxfawezlHIVuHd3L2VA

le top 5 : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8NJCimLOr_Uc4GhirgO7lg

Curiosités, trucs bizarres

Axolot : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2_OG1L8DLTzQ7UrZVOk7OA

Castor Mother : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfO4BQD5_S1272GVmuXmTxA/featured

les questions cons : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR9DNIWLeXKQh_ZJWeXAl5Q

les revues du monde : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnf0fDz1vTYW-sl36wbVMbg

Dr Nozman : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWnfDPdZw6A23UtuBpYBbAg

Romain Tea Time : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvqbpgno9DcJpza4Hms-n7g/about

Cuisine

cuisine-moi : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChN41N2YKRX0Fp0fYXZ3wsw

Animaux

Toopet : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxGJgYyHiYkRyuUWjgShOTQ

Véganisme

la cosméthèque : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb4GwqOR5bIUHpvDS_UOC1A

Hemp it so : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWVkmZZgyx4YHSuUFg8A_3g

Douce frugalité : https://www.youtube.com/user/doucefrugalite

Crudi Vegan : https://www.youtube.com/user/spobiocoh

CherriPepper Vivre Vegan : https://www.youtube.com/user/CherryPepperMagazine

Gurren Vegan : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUMt0-65GzuT4yDMYlUaJqA

Art/création/ récuo’art / tutos

designe Moi : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPybxr_TZzooaYydKRvXohg/feed

rue des relookeurs : https://www.youtube.com/user/Relookeurs

minute déco : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq_kluxJpbUR1pxQzZ13mEg

I’m finally, FINALLY, getting back into programming.

The beauty that you see here is what I have so far of the prototype for my present dropping game, Santa Simulator 3000. (Just kidding, name pending).

@jackw-gamedesign helped me with the programming (thank you) because I’m still very slow at it, and we spent about an hour or so this afternoon trying to figure out the present drop that you see above.

We went from the presents flying upwards, to behind, to the present spawning bonanza pictured above. I think my favourite part is that because the presents are parented to an empty GameObject that Santa is also attached to, the presents kind of just follow Santa and his sled along the rooftops.

Scouting Project

Today was spent “scouting” a location and collecting as much reference imagery as possible so that we could recreate a playable scene in unity, inspired by a real location in Melbourne.

Also, our game has been described as a non-violent capture the flag-like game, with the working title “Mother Duck”. If you’re not already interested, it’s a split screen 1 v 1 game.

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Spinny Spaceship

Spinny Spaceship

For the past 2 weeks i have been working on Spinny Spaceship. Its a one button game where you maneuver a spaceship through a asteroid field searching for precious space crystals! 

A one button game? How does the player move around then?

 The spaceship spins, when the player taps the spaceship will stop spinning and thrust in that direction. When the player stops touching the screen, the ship will stop thrusting and spin in the opposite direction as last time. Its a very simple mechanic that I’m building a game around. 

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N'aie pas peur de mourir. N'aie pas peur de souffrir. Crains seulement de ne pas assez vivre. De ne pas suffisamment oser. Oser risquer.
—  François Garagnon
Maya - Day 01

We will begin our Art module at AIE soon, and I wanted to get a headstart on the program and the way it does things, mainly to find my bearings and to see if most of my 3D knowledge would transfer across programs. 

Unfortunately, I’m not quite efficient with Maya yet, but I understand what all the craze is about and I can’t wait to get more hours into it.

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More “greyboxing”. Not quite.

Our project is getting underway and we’ve all been allocated roles and responsibilities. One of my main ones being the scene builder, so I began shooting out some level designs trying to create something fun, interesting and suitable for the gameplay that we’ve now been exposed to.

I’m still fiddling with the more minor details even though I’m trying so hard not to,(I even have a hard time looking at a player controller made out of a rectangle and a sphere). I need to remember that this is strictly a grey box, it’s a 3D sketch, something I can just smash out and throw away or change quickly and easily.

More tomorrow fiends.

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Endlessly re-typing code

So today a took a look into one of the areas I really lack strength, Programming, following a tutorial I managed to get the very beginnings of an endless runner with the player always moving forward and strafing left or right on a button press. After a fair amount of head scratching and re reading through C# code I realized just how important a semi-colon is. not just for Emojis after all.