photo, no ec 

drawing, tentacles, eye contact 

I've decided the next big thing will be Boomer-style political cartoons but about programming, so I'm gonna get in on the ground floor of this terrible trend.

I've added a simple placeholder landscape, but I should probably add some invisible walls so you can't escape into the pastel void.

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This is not a "Renaissance cat"; this is a 1972 painting by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero titled 'Still Life With Green Soup'.

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Anyway, No Man's Sky is still very lovely and it has been nice to spend some calm refreshing times in space.

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Last night I was playing some No Man's Sky with some friends, one of whom had rushed to build a house in a storm and ended up with an awful mess of a building. We all gathered to make fun of it, then posed on top of it, then contributed to making it Worse.

selfie, eye contact, masked 

Doing more low-poly modeling tonight, this time with a heavy gradient aesthetic instead of the pixel-heavy one. This was fun for a change.

To give a bit of comparison, here's what the same scene looks like without normal maps on the models. I try to keep things detail-less and flat, using only the normals to give them texture.

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I've been doing low-poly modeling in Blender with hand-drawn pixel art normal maps. I'm really into this look.

selfie, close-to-eye-contact 

Tonight I ate Japanese-style curry for the first time since… April? Which means I now know exactly how this image feels.

I like it when Mastodon informs me of what the popular happenings of the day are.

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