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Tobias
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Burnout

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
MARDEK's been 'almost done' for ages now. It really should have been finished days or even weeks ago, but I've noticed that the stronger I push myself to get through the final stretch, the more drained and exhausted I feel, and the less I get done each day. I'd like to write a bit about the thoughts and feelings behind this, as well as I suppose realisations I've had about the creative process and my own best working habits. I'll also talk a bit about how much of MARDEK remains to be done (not much, basically).
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2424 45 119

Patreon!

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
I've just launched my ∞ Patreon page ∞, which you can use to help me in a very real way by supporting me financially. In case you don't know what Patreon is or how it works, I'll explain it a bit!
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7334 85 203

Finally!

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
I've got to a point with the mobile-slash-new version of MARDEK where I can upload it for testing, and start figuring out how to release it. I've also enabled membership for this site, so you can create an account and comment on these posts and the forum if you want. Sorry that it's all taken so long! I imagine this... transition may be fairly stressful for me, though, so I'm going to write out various thoughts and things here.
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Twitter

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
For whatever reason, I've set up a Twitter account. How exciting!! You can see it in the right-hand column of the Blog page. I'm going to use it to talk to myself about the work I'm doing, basically to show that I am actually doing work rather than just sitting around twiddling my various appendages and eating whopping great handfuls of procrastination jelly or whatever. "I just started animating a character! Now I've finished animating that character!". That kind of tedious drivel.
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Like a Hydra!

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
If you've been paying attention to the progress bar for the mobile port of MARDEK that I'm working on, you might have noticed that it's been at about the same point for a while, or even that it's gone down... which is sort of annoying! It's not that I'm not doing work; it's just that I keep realising that there's more to do than I'd originally thought. For every feature ported over, two bugs seem to arise...
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Thoughts about Community

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
I feel I'm at the point now where I should open up membership to this site... but I'm very uncertain about it. Is running a community something I want to get into again? There are a lot of pros and cons. Lifelong friendships can form, but trolls can cause much stress and consume my time that I could be spending on better things. And do people even use online communities like they used to, or is it all social media now? In the hope that 'talking it out' (to myself) might help me come to a decision, I'd like to write out some thoughts here.
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1765 1 171

Be Yourself

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
MARDEK's still coming along well, and I'm still doing a lot of work on the mobile port every day. I want to make that clear before talking about anything else. It's just taking time, since, well, things do take time, it would seem! But it's probably taking longer than it otherwise might because I've been battling against my inner demons for the last week or two, despite the 'inner peace' I discovered at the start of the year. I thought it might help to write out some thoughts about what I'm going through, and how my recent discoveries shine a new light onto these familiar thoughts and feelings.
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More MARDEK Mobile Progress

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
This is taking some time! I've been working on the MARDEK mobile port basically non-stop all day every day, and I've got most of the difficult stuff out of the way now. The things that remain will still take several days, though, so I've revived the neglected progress bar thing (the one in the upper right corner of the Blog page) to show how much is actually left, starting from this point.
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Quick Progress Update!

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
I've been completely focused on porting MARDEK to mobile over the last few days, at the expense of everything else; I've not been able to get around to comments or opening this site or anything as a result of this! Basically, though, I've been making good progress, and I think I'm almost done. It'll probably take a few more days, though.
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A resolution of sorts

Posted by A Tobias 2 years ago
I wrote in my last post about hitting a snag when porting MARDEK to mobile, but I've found a solution of sorts now. It will require redoing quite a lot of stuff, but that's probably for the best. Annoyingly, though, it might take a couple of weeks to sort everything out (though hopefully less). I'm thinking that perhaps I should enable membership here and start my Patreon account up first.
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