Laptop screen is fixed, but it’s too late in the afternoon for me to even consider joining this compixellated challenge. Oh well…
- Benedict: my little brother came up to tell me that he learned something in his science today
- Zerovirus: 'in his science'?
- Benedict: he said that he learned that two hundred and eighty nine grass blades grow a day
- i asked him where he learned this
- he said that he just figured it out in his brain
- Zerovirus: grow... a day?
- i'm pretty sure that's not, like, the right unit
- you need an /area/ in that too
- anyways keep going
- tell me how he figured this out in his brain
- Benedict: that's all he said
- he ran off
- Zerovirus: nooooooo
- i want to learn about how he figured it out
- Benedict: you know what i'll go ask
- -- Eleven minutes later --
- Benedict: so
- his method was
- Zerovirus: oh this needs to be so good
- Benedict: you know those like little toys where it has a bunch of pins in a rectangular array and you put it down on stuff to make 3d silhouette things
- he put that down on all the grass
- and he'd count how many pins went up
- but he had two problems
- Zerovirus: he
- Benedict: that he solved in very elegant ways
- Zerovirus: 'all the grass'?
- what do you mean all the grass
- did he cover your house's lawn in fucking 3d pin setups
- i don't understand
- Benedict: like he went outside and pushed it on the grass repeatedly
- on different spots
- Zerovirus: ....o
- Benedict: so
- anyway the two problems
- problem number 1: he doesn't always have the thing on him
- Zerovirus: and then he... measured the displacement from the norm?
- which i presume would be a flat board?
- Benedict: so like
- (he's 5 years old, measuring displacement is a bit beyond him)
- his solution to not always having his measuring device
- was that just, every time he saw a blade of grass outside, he'd remember it for later, and then later he'd go to the measuring device and poke it with his finger for every blade of grass he saw
- and count those
- but there was another problem! because there's lots of grass in the world he doesn't look at
- so his solution to that was, verbatim
- Zerovirus: i am giggling and i can't stop
- Benedict: "so i just used my thinking brain, which is always in my head, to think about it and get the correct answer!"
- Zerovirus: ahdgaisdfghd
- hahahah what
- Benedict: 289 blades of grass per day
- Zerovirus: what
- 'thinking brain to get the correct'
- this is the /cutest/ and it reminds me of that gifset that went like 'how many pasta?' 'so many.'
- Benedict: i asked him "but what if your brain doesn't know the right answer"
- and he just
- turned his head
- and looked into my eyes in horror
- and went
- "oh. oh. ohhhh. oh."
- and kept doing that until i asked him what the problem was
- and he said
- "help me find my science books. i need to read my science books"
- Zerovirus: help me i'm crying
- i am crying in a public library and i am afraid people are giving me looks
- Benedict: hahahaha
- anyway i got his young readers encyclopedias down from the shelf for him
- and he started looking for pages with grass
- Zerovirus: please make a tumblr post about this
- Benedict: you got it
So I’m not sure what to call this
But I figured I’d at least try to impart my knowledge of (hank hill voice) weapons and weapon accessories.
If you like this, tell me, and I might do another tutorial some time!
For future reference.
I’m drawing a reader-interactive adventure named Symphonica over at the MSPA forums!
The premise is that you, a Song-caster who can convert Songs into warriors that kick asses for you (sort of like Stands from Jojo except you have a lot more of them at once and also they follow RPG stereotypes more), enter a tower in pursuit of a legendary Song of unmatched power. (Think Pokemon, if you want to get a frame of reference for the gameplay I have planned.)
It only just got started, but I have high hopes for it! It also needs some people to actually get it off the ground, so, like, if you happen to read MSPAFAs, showing up in the thread and just posting a youtube link to your favorite track of music would help a lot.
Welp! Theres that settled I guess. The rest of my life has been spoiled to me and it turns out that I’m cool, or will become cool at some point.
One plot arc for the ages has been resolved!
Man, anon, you’ve gotta think about all the trees, though!
That does make me think- you know what’d be nice? Some sort of gridlined whiteboard with extremely fine erasable markers that you could use to, like, draw a line and then practice antialiasing over it, or something.