that wasn’t…supposed to happen?
So often i hear people say all they want to hear is the truth, but when they hear the truth, they do not favor it; rather they wish they could hear some comforting lie or peace-maintaining half-truth.
One of the things i like is automatic story generators - you press a button and it generates the set up for a story for you. The key to this is a list. I’ve been working on a pretty large one for Romance Novels.
What’s amazing to me is how often romance novels deal with very dark subject matter. It’s nothing for them to talk of widowhood or being infertile or suffering some traumatic event. In a way it’s a little bit liberating.
Because of a post by the (delightful) Lexie, i looked into the gangs of new york circa the 1800’s to find out the name of the man who wore a special, custom-designed copper eye-gouger on his thumb.
That man was Dandy Johnny Dolan.
It’s funny how you can go from purity rings to eye gouging to obscure gang members in old new york.
So, the system i based Genetex off of, has a tendency to produce a great many legs on creatures. So, in light of that, one of the problems i face is how to reduce that without removing the variation that one might expect to see.
Here, so far, is my best version of a solution:
Set up a normal distribution (50, standard deviation 10). Roll as normal for the first phase (to pick the limbless and single limb attributes).
Then for the second phase, have it use the standard deviation to decide which value to use. Anything below 70 would be 2 limbs per segment, 80 would be 1d6, 90 would be 2d6, 99 would be 3d6.
It should leave variation while making the huge number of legs less common.
Actually did some coding on genetex. It’s been a while. Fixed the chemotroph problem.
Still despaired when i saw the leg generation code though :(
George gets a paper cut on his finger while handling some files on his desk. Much to his shock, it begins singing to him in Japanese. Soon, he notices tiny mouths singing to him everywhere.
Kramer spots the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen across the lobby of a building in Midtown. Before he…
Almost every single film i see that’s made in america, about mexicans, focused on women, has a shot that’s identical to the following:
A girl standing in front of a mirror in a bra, sometimes just looking or talking, sometimes fiddling with a necklace.
I have no clue what the symbolism of this is, but it must be important as it’s been in like, 3 movies, almost always the same exact scene. What’s up with that?