I still haven't taken the SAT.
My school is taking it in a few months, and I still haven't studied for it. Damn you all for reminding me about it XD
Lol yeah the cursive was definitely the hardest part for me. I took it a few months ago with no studying to see how I'd do, and I'm going to take it again in may I think. I think I did the worst on the vocab too. I'm not sure if I'm going to take the ACT though.
I took the STD test and got a %100 of it.
I had the exact same problem when I took the GRE a couple months ago. I hadn't realized quite how out-of-shape my cursive had gotten until I was forced to do it...
The reading section was by far my lowest, always has that one bullshit vocabulary question that no one knows.
Pssh, you say that like it's the end of the world. I've been dead for ages and people still love me. Go figure. XD
The hardest part of the SAT is the math. Shit sucks.
...I should really make something new. I don't wanna die on this site.
I took the SAT last year, the hardest part of that test was rewriting the statement on the back in cursive. I haven't written in cursive since the third grade, how am I supposed to remember that! It took me like twenty minutes to write two sentences.
...and I'm level 9. Owch!
I'm getting sleep again. \o/
ffreakin lucky... If I had that... If I had that I would probably not even leave my room. Oh god, the speed at which dota and league would run... *-*
@Uncle_B Thanks a lot dude! I got a lot of work to do in terms of coloring for my challenge submission haha.
My ACT score (converted to SAT score) was about 400 points lower than my actual SAT :/
and it's supposed to be easier.
**based on practice tests
@meapers: nice, how'd that go?
He ages twice as fast as other people, that's why he's grumpy sometimes. He's like Benjamin Button but in the other way. I read that the cure was uploading more pixels to his gallery.
Also: holy shit, level 9. Getting ever closer to the summit.
Just took the ACT. I'm so tired
It's like with dog years.
or I don't know. maybe not.
But it should be dog years.
DAMN!!! It's jal's Birthday AGAIN?!
No WONDER he's so damn old. He has two birthdays in a year's time!
Happy birthday Jal!
Use the Image Specs Tool in the menu bar :/
Yanrishatum has also made a version with more features HERE
Irfanview works well for it also.
@Omrii: GraphicsGale has that function under the "Image->Count Colors Used" tab.
Otherwise, you can use this (accessible from the "Features->Image Specs Tool" tab in PJ's top menu).
Can someone place a link to some website/software that shows how many colors are used in a specific image?
I'm afraid I'm going overboard with my challenge submission :x
I haven't had netflix since July. I switched to Amazon instant video for a change after 3 years of netflix. :P
And thanks for the welcome backs. :)
Welcome back! Now I can go back to watching you watch Netflix.
Who'd thought beanie babies would make for an intresting read.
Awesome Dennis, thanks.
Werlcome back Carnivac :D
Bon appetit, greeny. Don't forget your veggies!
Carni, welcome! back to the future!
Pro Motion Color Balance Plugin
Carnivac Returns! Now on fibre optic connection. Yay!
Things are just all screwy in my head.
I got in the shower this morning and the water smelled like smoke. Water isn't supposed to smell like smoke, that's cray cray. And I wish I could say that's the first time that something like that has happened too but it isn't. Things often smell like smoke or fire when they shouldn't. And sometimes I'll eat one thing and it'll taste like another thing, sometimes I don't even taste anything at all. I have to poke my finger into my mouth to make sure there actually is food and I'm not making an ass out of myself by chewing air. And there was that time where I sat at dinner for almost five minutes trying to remember what you're supposed to use a fork, knife, and spoon for.
The connections in my brain are just wired all wrong. I don't know if it's a blessing or a curse but I'm just sane enough to know how not sane I really am.
On the bright side I finally got a good night's sleep. Bet none of you will ever figure out why. In all the hustle and bustle of everything that's been happening in my life in the last two weeks I sort of forgot to keep an eye on my blood sugar level. Le oops. You people have no idea the kind of simple stupid shit you take for granted on a daily basis. Like remembering the real reason you're tired isn't because you're tired but because you're a defective product that needs to be recalled.
If I told you people all the owies and booboos that are wrong with me you'd think I was jal's grandfather. I honestly don't know what keeps me ticking anymore. Suicide is starting to look more and more tempting with each passing day. XD
@DatMuffinMan: according to Nitrome's Wikia, the art is by Mat Annal and Giuseppe Longo/Mis-Bug.
Anyone know the artist(s) behind Nitrome's "Magic Touch: Wizard for Hire?" Looks a bit like ilkke but some things are not really his style. It's a mobile game for those curious.
Yes, its been sluggish since last night. Seems back to normal now.
Not really. Just bitching about how life sucks, the usual. xD
Oh god. Im sure theres an interesting, insightfull story that im just too lazy to read.
I don't know why but I burst out laughing when your message got cut off just as you were about to tell me no one is trolling me. You should have left it that way for comedic effect. XD
And sorry to hear about your pain. I can sorta relate to that store story. Went to the mall with my mom and brother a few weeks back and ended up having massive panic attack. Barely managed to stagger to one of the foodcourt tables and then we just sat there for over an hour while I tried to calm down.
But yeah. Keeping a positive outlook is half the battle.
I'll let you get some rest since I seemed to taxed your chatting quota for today. XD
* many things that I can't fully verbalize. Your art is so free but in a deep way. Anyway, when i see your username, I always know that what is to follow is of interest.
No more chat for me for a while. too much!
well I cant say he bled my family dry, but I can say he contributed to me developing panic disorder and neurological pain. Every single day I am in excruciating pain that feels like I am dying for no apparent reason, and the effect it's had on my body has been profound. I can't do anything beyong walking and daily chores and menial tasks...And even that gives me pain. The other week as I was shopping in the store, I became in such pain someone found me struggling in silence and walked me to a table. The pain didn't go away until hours later...I'm still really happy though despite not being able to be as free as I feel I am.
Of course comparing circumstances is fruitless...I can't imagine your pain in the slightest.
I like how honest you are. But what I personally have experienced with depression is that it skews your perspective a bit. It doesn't blind it. No chiz you are madder than mad and your love life has been sadder than sad, and you feel you will never have true love. How you feel that way is nothing short of sane in my opinion, as well as feeling like you want to murder your dad. But you can't let how you feel become your reality in these circumstances. For instance, if you tell yourself you will never truly have it, you never will, even if funnily enough, whatever you did have might be deeper love than anyone has ever experienced. Can you see that in no way will it ever be possible for any number of failed relationships to prove you can't have one? You know, Edison and his lightbulb. It's like a puzzle. But depression makes us continually try to force pieces that don't fit together. And one can even get so good at it that there is even a bit of beauty in what can be when forcing things begin to show an inkling of fitting, even if it will never be a true fit.
You have to cultivate productivity of your emotions, especially when the emotions are so strongly negative. Negative emotions are necessary, but what do you do with them? Do you delude yourself that these negative emotions are are fuel that keep you sane against your woes, or do you see that they are a call for action of change, either of the self, circumstances, or of others? I fully side with you wanting to strangle your dad, but since you can't change him or your circumstance he has caused, the least you can do is come to understand how it should change you. Not affect you, since it already does. Being affected is to alter the surface, but is hard to let go, whereas to let it change you would be to take it deeply in where you will eventually find resolve. Once resolve is established is when it can begin to be an advantage, an insight others haven't experienced.
I see a lot of depth in "I let another one slip through my grasp because of my defuncts." Idk, to me it sounds like there actually IS a productive purpose to what you are telling yourself. It sounds like you are reminding yourself that you are letting so many opportunities pass, reminding you that you actually have opportunities, because it can be easy to forget when they keep passing by effortlessly.
I aimlessly drift to, but my purpose in doing so is to benefit my need for going beyond a beaten path so that I may see things others don't so that I may share what I have seen. The purpose is there when are perspective is too skewed to see it, I believe.
And no one is trolling you, you know that. You'd be surprised...In your username "greenraven", in your boldly crude drawings, in your words, your history here, your avatars and the inspiration other artists have gotten from your ability to remind us to be many thin>*** Message truncated (4000 chars max) ***
You can find the short film on Adi Shankar's facebook (and no I'm not giving you a link ).
Is PJ really sluggish or it just for me?
Pssh, welcome to the "I hate my dad" club. At least I yours didn't bleed your family dry with his alcoholism. We're shit poor because he can't stay sober for one god damn day. We've resorted to buying a safe, I shit you not, just so that we can hold onto what little money we have left.
If you have hostility towards your dad I'll up the ante with I legitimately want to murder my dad. I can't stand being in the same room with him because just looking at him makes me want to pounce like a wild animal and rip him apart with my bare hands. He's always drunk, screaming, yelling, shouting, throwing, breaking, I've had enough. Either shut the fuck up and sober up or I'll fucking strangle you in your sleep.
And it's kinda funny though, I used to be a social butterfly too. I used to be the class clown, the teachers loved me, the kids cheered me on. And now I'm the proverbial troll under the bridge.
I never went as far as a mental hospital but they did send my ass to a "special place" to finish up my senior year of high school. My teachers had "concerns" on my "impact" on the other students. So they sent me to this place where the classrooms consisted of 5 teachers and 10 studends per class.
As for love I sometimes feel like I'll never truly have it. My so called love life is just one train wreck after another. And the chick I'm currenly in love with just started banging this dude because I didn't act fast enough. Surprise surprise, I let another one slip through my grasp because of my defuncts.
And that's kind of it though. I don't have purpose, meaning, or direction. Ever since I set my mind on suicide all those years ago I've been aimlessly drifting from day to day. Most people think I overcame my suicide. I didn't, I simply put it on hold, a long haitus. It's always there just in the back of my head ready to off at the first sparked match.
And um yeah... didn't mean to bleed all over the place there. >_>
I honestly don't know what people see in me. PJ I mean. I sometimes feel like there's a massive conspiracy to troll me, like everyone is pretending to like me just so one random day they can go "AH HA! WE GOT YOU! PUNKED! ALL THOSE YEARS WE WERE JUST PRETENDING!" XD
I've been through the whole shabang. I've been in a mental hospital, I've ran away, hurt myself, I've cried, I've gone years with hardly a wink of sleep. I went from a social butterfly to not talking to anyone. I became a loner and said little more than a few sentences a day.
You can swing back though, like a pendelum, but life changes you. You will never be the same, but you will never truly lose yourself even when you retreat. I started coming out of depression when I started seeing all of the crap I went through as a blessing. It really was. It helped me so much.
I also can relate with the love story. It does leave a huge chasm that makes the pit of depression seemingly impossible to cross. But time really does heal all wounds...It's just a truth. I still facebook view the person a few times a week, but it no longer prevents me from being happy or not sleeping. I see how the bad experiences were just an unfortunate time of consequences, and I know that the person loves me and I them, even if it is not understood until decades later.
It's ok to be discordant, in fact it is beautiful, even when it is truly hard to bear in the space of those you love. In fact, when you begin to realize that your trouble can be a means through which you uncover a deeper you than you ever would have, it all begins to "make sense."
To me anyway, my current burden is overcoming hostility I have towards my dad, who continually does not take to heart anything I say, whilst always calling me depressed when he does not understand my circumstances. I finally had to confront him and tell him that if he wanted me to not be depressed, that HE should let me move on, as I had already moved on a long time ago. He just can't fathom how I don't have to think like him or how I used to in order to be fulfilled...
Thus, a large part of my continuing depression was that after I had entered into that sad world, I stayed in it because I didn't have the capacity to speak my mind. It did not matter if I was ever right. I have unique insight into life, and the moment I choke it, no one will ever understand me, nor let me escape from my own woes, as other people are in a way, kind of like your own reflection; projection...
You don't have to be a high achiever either, but I think you need purpose. Not going to lie, but PJ would not be the same without greenraven the person or his art. Maybe try not to lose sight of that purpose, wherever it takes you
Anti-anxiety, but it's basically the same thing. Thing is I've been taking these pills since October and I've been sleeping just fine. This only started about 2 weeks back.
And under-achiever is my middle name.
Since I fell into this depressive state years ago I've been slowly withdrawing from the world. And now I just have so many regrets, tiny precious moments I missed and will never get to have back again. Mostly friends and worst of all love. You can at least get back in touch with old friends. But that girl you were madly in love with is a different story...
happy pills? like antidepressants? They are great for sleep temporarily, but the first thing that it erodes is your deep sleep cycle-the most important one. Instead you just stay knocked out but in the less important sleep cycles that your body needs.
I can recommend a really god book that helped me begin to put my sleep back on track. That's all it took really. Now that it is back on track, I don't have to be perfect about my habits, and yet I still sleep great every night.
Another big kink in the wrench is perhaps you are not achieving enough. There has to be a level of intent or passion or motivation, something to work towards in some individuals, or they begin to have a deep rooted cognitive dissonance that can be very subtle. For artistic minded people is the need to continue to create..Give something back to the world.
just throwing darts here
Yes. Make them bigger or small until they're the right size.
Are we still in the middle of serious discussion time or can I haz my bitching spotlight back for a moment?
The sleeplessness continues. I feel more tired getting out of bed in the morning than when I collapse in on the night before. I even have happy pills that used to put me in a coma for at least a few hours and they seem to be wearing off during this whatever this is. Sleep just isn't a thing that's happening for me right now.
does anyone know the trick to editing preview files without making them disappear from the front page?
I know what you mean : p
likevwhen you are out in super bright sunlight for a long time then immediately head indoors with fluorescent light, everything looks green :s
i think it's from now thinking about how colors harmonize where before I just saw color as separates. Like I went to look at helms avatar on pixelation and was astounded how much more vivid the indigo was against the supporting colors, where before it looked much darker.
Yes. Saving for web is a bare bones file output. Color index order is metadata so that does get removed. Saving for web however is a copy of the original so you can always go back if needed for a different kind of output. Saving for web as I suggested was for uploading to the PJ gallery mostly.
If you just turned your monitor on and then looked at it after a while it can be that your monitor does indeed display your colors more vivid. It's common for places where colors are important to be displayed correctly to have the monitor on for a while before working with it. But I don't know how much which type of monitor is affected by this.
But a subjective reason isn't unlikely either, since looking at different colored stuff affects your perception quite strongly. For example, my parents have this very blue tablecloth on their balcony and when you sit there and look at things within the balcony everything looks normal but when you look outside for a while and than back, everything gets an insane blue tint from the reflected light, it's surreal and a wierd experience but pretty cool.
I didn't know that; nice.
Only problem with saving for web is if.. say you're working with a program and your palette needs to be in a specific order; say black indexed 1st as an example .. saving for web can, and usually does scramble the palette order up.
On a regular 'save' in PS the files will always include a lot of excess metadata and your file sizes can grow a lot just from that.
'Save for web' ditches all of that as it won't need any of it.
I only ever save my pixels using the 'save for web' option where I can both see the size and catch color errors and color counts and in the event I leave a stray color I can always delete from that without messing with my original PS file.
Even when I use a set palette I like to use colors not in the palette (acid green/pink for example) to help me catch strays and semi-trans (from stylus mishaps).
I never really care as 'save for web' cleans my mess up.
Old habits never die >.<
thank youuuu :D
Use the 'save for web' option and your problems are over :)
yeah, it's odd about the file sizes.. you'd think the pure index file would be smallest.
Yeah, I got it down to 500 *bytes* with a program I found, but it's annoying that I need an external program to do this. Exporting png's from Tiled also appears to produce large files.
Dat Muffin Man, google PNG optimizer and a bunch of them will pop up. most of them reduce the file size by about 33% with no quality loss.
Colour cube palette toy: img.uninhabitant.com/colourcube.html
this PNG file size issue in photshop is really annoying; I'm changing the mode to index every time, put it on max compression, and still my 96x96 preview was 27 KB :(
the heck? i just looked at my monitor screen, and i swear colors are more vivid, yet no monitor or lighting changes.
i wonder if this can happen simply from internalizing new understandings of color. it would seem likely
F yeah FANTASIA!!! Freaking wicked symphony was just something out there. I didnt know about the tour things. Makes me really jelly tbh. Wish I was there. I dont know about the album. Honestly, there has been a lot of change, yes, but im ok. I like it all. Imaginaerum was great(also, I liked to movie too) and last ride of the day is like one of my favorite nightwish songs.
Nice I like old Nightwish a lot, gonna see them live even though I fear their new album might suck; they're touring with Sabaton throughout the US and Canada.
.. and Avantasia \m/
I mostly just listen to nightwish/blind guardian/sabaton untill 3 am and then realise its late and go to sleep.
Ooh, that's for that. I'll give those a try tonight.
And heard about Leonard Nimoy. :(
Rest in peace Spock.
Here's a great page with customizable background sounds to help you relax or sleep: asoftmurmur.com
happy belated birthday you guys.
ive been there. i went about 6 years or so with about that much sleep it seemed like. i just remember week after week of still being up when the sun was coming out. -_-'
i wish i could help
Been having a hard time sleeping lately. Lots of tossing and turning. Nightmares almost every night. Feels like I'm only getting an hour of sleep total. If you think I had sanity before then that's going out the window and fast...
You'll know soon.... I hope.
happy birthday jal & manu
Happy birthday, jal and manupix!
IGN did a rewind theatre of it, you'll get the gist of it from there. I don't see what the big deal about it is though.
Happy jal day! (or post-jal day)
i've been trying to find it :/
It is not really a trailer. Plus it still is floating around in places. Can be easily found if you do some google-fu.
Anyone managed to watch the new Power Rangers trailer before it got taken off the web?
Happy bday jal! Free cake avatar for anyone who wants to help celebrate.
Happy birthday, Jal and Manupix
Yeah, happy birthday gyus.
Haffy Burftay youz guyz!!!
Happy Birthday jal and manupix!
Happy BDay Jal and manu!
Happy birthday to PJs most famous old geezers!
happy jal :)
I all of you guys, même Zizka (jal, can you please send back a dozen or so of his pieces though, thx)
Yes, the feat of orbiting the sun; yet another time, without dying...is truly something to be celebrated! :D
Happy birthday to Jal, Manupix and others! I'd make something for you but I'm not a skilled enough pixel artist yet...
Happy birthday to Jal and Manupix, the ancient gods of PJ.
Happy birthday to Manupix and Jalonso. Normally I don't wish happy birthdays to people with less pixels in their gallery than I do but I'll make an exception this time around because it's Manu'.
I'll even say this in French:
Bonne fête! Beaucoup de santé, de paix et de sérénité!
To jalonso, I say nothing in French because he's no linguist.
Merry cake day Jal and Manu
The rating system is subjective and somewhat abstract. You can rate a pixel a 5 today and eventually as you level up it makes less sense unless you update all art you've ever rated.
Essentially when you rate any pixel it just counts towards the monthly Top10 and every single rate counts to the total count. Giving a 1 is 1 more point to the pixel total and not really a 'hate' rating...
Only rates count on PJ, faves do not.