The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by Karl_ » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:58 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:So maybe I'm now stretching the scope of this thread, but this is definitely a poem, and also the forum for sharing it...

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Is it supposed to be read as

Mario Goomba Bullet Bill Blooper,
Cheep Cheep Hammer Bro Koopa Troopa


and if so, I like the rhyme and form a lot, but shouldn't you swap Hammer Bro and Cheep Cheep to get that sweet echo with Mario?

...Or have I missed a secret message/puzzle?

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by OrangeRKN » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:15 pm

Karl_ wrote:
Is it supposed to be read as

Mario Goomba Bullet Bill Blooper,
Cheep Cheep Hammer Bro Koopa Troopa


and if so, I like the rhyme and form a lot, but shouldn't you swap Hammer Bro and Cheep Cheep to get that sweet echo with Mario?


Got it in one, and also yes you're exactly right. Here is the poem revised:

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Thanks for the feedback :toot:

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by shy guy 64 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:20 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
Karl_ wrote:
Is it supposed to be read as

Mario Goomba Bullet Bill Blooper,
Cheep Cheep Hammer Bro Koopa Troopa


and if so, I like the rhyme and form a lot, but shouldn't you swap Hammer Bro and Cheep Cheep to get that sweet echo with Mario?


Got it in one, and also yes you're exactly right. Here is the poem revised:

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Thanks for the feedback :toot:


any more ideas for sprite based poetry?

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by OrangeRKN » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:29 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:any more ideas for sprite based poetry?


I think it could be fun to see what I can come up with for later Mario games as well. Pokemon seems like an obvious choice too given the number of characters to draw on from each generation.

I think the challenge is picking sprites/a game that enough people are familiar with to be able to read them without diving into a wiki. I actually started off thinking about writing one with various characters from different series, but quickly I narrowed that down to NES to have some visual consistency between sprites, and from there further limiting to Super Mario Bros. seemed a natural restriction.

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by Karl_ » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:31 pm

I think a small amount of googling might add to the charm! Makes it a puzzle!

Really cool idea btw!

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by shy guy 64 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:07 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:any more ideas for sprite based poetry?


I think it could be fun to see what I can come up with for later Mario games as well. Pokemon seems like an obvious choice too given the number of characters to draw on from each generation.

I think the challenge is picking sprites/a game that enough people are familiar with to be able to read them without diving into a wiki. I actually started off thinking about writing one with various characters from different series, but quickly I narrowed that down to NES to have some visual consistency between sprites, and from there further limiting to Super Mario Bros. seemed a natural restriction.


i wish you luck

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by OrangeRKN » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:23 pm

"There was a young plumber from Brooklyn"

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I'm not convinced this approach works so well in a longer and stricter style - but the attempt here was to write a limerick.

The visual layout alone adds an extra difficulty in choice of sprites, which is why Princess Peach, Lakitu, Angry Sun and Boom Boom are all edited such to a consistent size.


Interested in people's opinions on how well this one works, and any suggestions!

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by shy guy 64 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:40 pm

not entirely sure lava bubble and lakitu rhyme

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:46 pm

Lava Bubble is another name for a Podoboo, which is what they were called up until Super Mario World.

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by shy guy 64 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:52 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:Lava Bubble is another name for a Podoboo, which is what they were called up until Super Mario World.


so they are, i keep think theyre two seperate things

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by OrangeRKN » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:40 pm

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by shy guy 64 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:55 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:Image

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well as a zelda nut i give it full marks and then some, bravo

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by OrangeRKN » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:59 pm

Thanks shy guy :D

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by shy guy 64 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:33 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:Thanks shy guy :D


youre welcome

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:08 am

Been playing through Everybody's Gone to the Rapture again, which still contains one of the best moments of narrative design I've seen in a video game. Naturally, I wrote about it:

https://medium.com/an-exercise-in-vulne ... a46606201b

There's minor spoilers throughout, but nothing that really removes anything from the game's impact if you haven't played it (which you strawberry floating should)

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by OrangeRKN » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:25 am

Tafdolphin wrote:Been playing through Everybody's Gone to the Rapture again, which still contains one of the best moments of narrative design I've seen in a video game. Naturally, I wrote about it:

https://medium.com/an-exercise-in-vulne ... a46606201b


Good write-up Taf, and interesting as I never read into the light design itself, but your argument for its meaning is convincing.

EGTTR is amazing for me for its sense of place. The Shropshire village is almost perfectly realised, feeling instantly familiar yet also mysterious (and almost too stereotypical, like Ambridge from The Archers). I wonder how different an experience the game is outside of the UK, for those less familiar with that setting. It must be markedly different, if nothing else.

I played Sagebrush on Sunday, another walking sim, and it reminded me a lot of EGTTR. It's also really good - I recommend you check it out.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:31 am

Thanks Orange.

I'm actually fairly homesick at the moment so playing through the game has been even more emotionally charged than normal. You're right in the whole thing feeling a little uncanny, an obvious intention of the developers, but it's both the sense of place and time that really gets me. As a child of the 80s just seeing the perfectly realised public telephone receivers sends a shiver of nostalgia down my spine.

I can't even imagine playing it without those cues.

What's incredibly sad is that The Chinese Room have now all but shut

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017 ... om-for-now


In a blog post, that seems to have been removed unfortunately, one of the directors pointed directly to their struggles in dealing with Sony as a publisher as her personal reason for leaving game development for good.

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/ ... ving-games

Such a strawberry floating shame.

EDIT: Hang on... a light at the end of the tunnel apparently:

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/ ... cquisition

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by shy guy 64 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:53 pm

so here's a question, how often do you all write?

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by DarkRula » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:38 pm

You've seen me talk of it before, but now it has seen an expansion.

I've been developing the concept of Mii Resort Paradise, bringing everything together as a fully realised game concept without going into too much detail (and I could go into too much detail with this, trust me). And so, take a look at Mii Resort Paradise - The Expansion on my blog, and see what you think.
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And to answer
shy guy 64 wrote:how often do you all write?


I could never put a definitive number on it, but with my fan-created content that I'm working on picking up again, along with an increased effort with my blog, I could say I get in roughly fifteen hours on an average week.

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by shy guy 64 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:14 pm

DarkRula wrote:You've seen me talk of it before, but now it has seen an expansion.

I've been developing the concept of Mii Resort Paradise, bringing everything together as a fully realised game concept without going into too much detail (and I could go into too much detail with this, trust me). And so, take a look at Mii Resort Paradise - The Expansion on my blog, and see what you think.
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And to answer
shy guy 64 wrote:how often do you all write?


I could never put a definitive number on it, but with my fan-created content that I'm working on picking up again, along with an increased effort with my blog, I could say I get in roughly fifteen hours on an average week.


well its more than i do

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