Thoughts on Character Design

Posted in writing on December 24, 2014 by Demerson

Character design has always been a favorite topic of mine, since engaging characters that I can identify with serve to engross me in a work of fiction more than anything else. (well, okay, maybe in a video game I’d put gameplay ahead of that, but that’s a different story)

There’s one thing that always bothers me about a story, whether it be a film, novel, video game, etc.  That one thing is when you have a narrative where your antagonist is more interesting than your protagonist.  It’s a problem that is prevalent in most works of fiction these days.  If you find that your audience is more interested in your villain than your hero, you’ve fucked up.

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The Dangers of Thinking

Posted in philosophy with tags , on October 7, 2013 by Demerson

Recently I have come to discover one thing about life that most people don’t seem too aware of. That is, a dangerous amount of thought, or overthinking.

Overthinking is the result of an unbridled mind and an unbridled mind may be one of the most chaotic items in our universe today. Too much thought leads to indecisiveness and hesitation, it makes it hard to move on and make any sort of progress at all. The only way for this to be solved is for people to realize when they are thinking too much and pull back.

Reign in your mind. Sometimes the best thing to do in life is not to think and simply do.

Why are we still on this planet?

Posted in idiots, philosophy with tags , , on August 15, 2013 by Demerson

I often wonder how it is that the moon landing did not spark the biggest revolutionary period in the history of our species. You would think that the momentous occasion of actually touching down on somewhere that isn’t Earth would have motivated the majority of human beings to reach for even greater heights. That has been, of course, our greatest quality throughout history.

So you can understand why I am confused when mankind simply said “that’s good enough, we’ll settle for that.” Why is it that the majority of mankind just settled for that achievement and has yet to reach for anything higher? The effects on our pride as a species not withstanding, it’s simply stupid to have the entire species on one planet. Just like Stephen Hawking said, we should not have our eggs in one basket. It’s almost suicidal.

Mankind, I think, was meant to spread amongst the stars. Some people may see space and the rest of the Universe as scary and terrifying, as well as isolating and cold. It is definitely all of that for sure, but it is also beautiful and full of endless potential… which is exactly how life is. Life can be scary, you can feel alone, you can feel like nobody cares about you at all. But you have the power to change all of that, every single person has the power to change that for themselves, but they rarely ever take that power and do something with it.

The Universe is exactly the same way. It is life, it is existence. Confining ourselves to this cage we call a planet to simply rot away until there is nothing left of us is utter madness. We need to break from our planetary bonds. Only in that way can we experience true freedom as a species.

4 Ushijima Iiniku PS Vita Wallpapers

Posted in games, philosophy, ushijima on June 13, 2013 by Demerson

I recently acquired a Playstation Vita and almost immediately I wanted to start customizing it. Eventually I decided I needed a wallpaper to display on the beautiful OLED screen and who better than the Ushijima?

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On The Subject of Dubbing

Posted in games, movies, philosophy with tags , , , on May 28, 2013 by Demerson

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I’m going to take this time to explain my stance on dubbing, since some have had misconceptions in the past.
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My Struggle

Posted in idiots, twitter on April 12, 2013 by Demerson

Against the idiots of the day.
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DLC Schedules: Why do they exist?

Posted in games with tags , on March 30, 2013 by Demerson

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Why does something that is so frustrating to players exist as it does?
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