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Posted 6 days ago

There's apps like Duolingo and Busuu but from the sounds of it, they're more for hobbyists rather than learning a language in a committed fashion. There's stuff like Alison and the well-known Rosetta Stone service for more comprehensive learning. They're not free, but you can't put money on something as valuable as a second language. Podcasts and audiobooks might help too.

 

Once you've started, you might find it helpful to watched dubbed movies that you already know off by heart. This way, you can put words to the context and you'll have a better grasp on the language in general. It's one thing to learn words and sentences, but it's another to be able to "think" in another language and apply an appropriate response.

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Posted 6 days ago

Thanks a lot for your suggestions, Craig! Your suggestion regarding Alison seems very interesting, the courses are free to do so that's an advantage, they also offer other courses on subjects I'm interested on such as music and Laws, so even if not equivalent to a "real" course, they're surely great learning tools. I don't have much time to go deep into it atm but I'll do so ASAP.

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Posted 6 days ago

Once you've started, you might find it helpful to watched dubbed movies that you already know off by heart. This way, you can put words to the context and you'll have a better grasp on the language in general. It's one thing to learn words and sentences, but it's another to be able to "think" in another language and apply an appropriate response.

I highly suggest this method. This is how I actually learned English, just replace "dubbed movies" with "videogames".

 

Having someone who understands whatever the language you want to learn (in this case, Japanese) can also help a lot.

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#23494

Posted 5 days ago

I have a serious question. For real.

What do you consider "organic fun"?

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Posted 5 days ago

I have a serious question. For real.

What do you consider "organic fun"?

When I hear the phrase "organic fun", I think of Bedroom Olympics, stark b*llock nekkid, no knob tarpaulin, and where bum plugs, buzzy and non-buzzy sausages, or anything that could be considered a toy for adults is not permitted.


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#23496

Posted 5 days ago

Same, if we're going down the naughty route - just full on vanilla sex, no additional toys allowed.

 

If we're going down a safer route, I don't know really. Maybe a nice walk in the countryside, or a trip to a farm/garden centre? I'm quite into Geocaching, that's fun and fairly organic.


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Posted 5 days ago

Could you put that into context? It's hard not to take it into the naughty route.

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#23498

Posted 5 days ago Edited by trip, 5 days ago.

Hahahahaha. Really? I'm not usually the "talk about sex on the internet" kinda guy.

The question actually stems from a long philosophical conversation tonight with my wife.

The conversation is way too long and involved to relay.

Organic fun for me is what happens outside of planned activities. Are people getting too serious, devided, and group minded that organic fun is changing? People just seem to always be so outraged or concerned or something else...talking away from the available time to just be "happy go lucky".

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#23499

Posted 5 days ago

Oh, so "organic fun" is something enjoyable that stems from something unplanned? Like if you and your wife to go out to see a movie, miss it accidentally and wind up meeting strangers in a bar and having a good conversation? I can see that. I've had plenty of good times that way, and I think a lot of it hinges on letting things just happen. I'm quite a regimented person when it comes to routine but I try and be more zen about things not going the way they should. Things can feel more entertaining if they just unfold.

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Posted 5 days ago

I'm an aspiring writer with a superhero universe I've been developing for a while now, but I have a major problem:

 

I've been writing my story in the form of literature because I didn't think I could make it into a comic book, but I've been thinking recently about submitting my work to Image Comics, the biggest non-Marvel/DC line alongside Dark Horse. This is because they specialize in creator-owned material, have little-to-no executive meddling, and emphasize the overall freedom of the writer. They have works as diverse as Spawn, Morning Glories, Saga, Kingsman, Invincible, Bone, East of West, and The Walking Dead. Let's be real, I would never make it if I tried to work for the Big Two, at least right now, and I know I'd have mountains of restrictions on my plate if I did. With Image, because it's not tied to a pre-established shared universe, I'm free to create my own shared universe in my continuity that I'm developing.

 

The problem?

 

I can't draw. At all. Seriously, I have no talent for it and it's a curse when you're an idea guy like me. What would you suggest to find an artist for a writer with no past experience in their resume? How does one find an artist and work with them? I could use all the help I can get, thanks.


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Posted 5 days ago

Maybe just tool around twitter, or Deviant Art or any artistic outlet sights?  I'd say try to become part of a community first, learn it a bit, then find an artist who's interested.  Twitter has a sh*tload of em, and based on followers, you can see who would be more willing to try this project with you.

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Posted 4 days ago

Despite its often cringe-inducing reputation, DeviantArt actually plays host to some frighteningly talented people. If I can offer one piece of advice though (and this is completely personal), ensure the story you're pitching is 100% complete and ready. I've worked with people on collaborative projects before and you'd be surprised how quickly the creative steam can die off when you both reach a point where you rely on the other to work further. Making edits as you go is fine, but don't start the project with a rough idea in mind only to knock out a half-baked ending or a questionable plot point that derails the whole process. It'll be frustrating at first because you'll expect the other person to work exactly in the same manner you do, but that's not how things work. They will suggest things and they will be quite forthcoming with suggestions on what to change. This is usually down to how things work visually as opposed to how they work in prose. A lot of what I've written depends entirely on the medium it is presented in. You'll find that some of the lengthier descriptions and paragraphs in a particular scene can be succinctly expressed in about a page in a comic or graphic novel, because it's far easier to show the action than to describe it. Be flexible to a degree, but understand that for anything to work you both (or all, if there's more than one person involved) have to be singing from the same songsheet. If not, things grow tense very quickly and you'll find the enjoyment will be sucked out of anything you're working on almost immediately.

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Posted 4 days ago

ensure the story you're pitching is 100% complete and ready.

Oh, MAN, I can't suggest this one enough. I'm following multiple artists, each having their own story(ies, in the case of one), and at least three have died down, and one of them was even cancelled. Don't upload your stuff until you're at the very least 50% ready (and by "50%", I mean "everything is finished but in a simple/small way").

 

OT: Can anyone here suggest me a DS Emulator for my laptop? The geniuses here refuses to even SUGGEST an NES(!) Emulator because "hurr durr ur pc is weak" (so weak it can run a f*cked up Skyrim on High Settings, yeah right). My SMART PHONE have an Emulator - a good one, at that (multiple games from different Platforms all at once)

 

Assuming that the Specs count:

  1. i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHZ
  2. nVidia GeForce 820
  3. 4GB RAM
  4. 64-Bit [duh, I think?]

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#23504

Posted 4 days ago Edited by trip, 4 days ago.

OT: Can anyone here suggest me a DS Emulator for my laptop? The geniuses here refuses to even SUGGEST an NES(!) Emulator because "hurr durr ur pc is weak" (so weak it can run a f*cked up Skyrim on High Settings, yeah right). My SMART PHONE have an Emulator - a good one, at that (multiple games from different Platforms all at once)
 
Assuming that the Specs count:

  • i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHZ
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  • 4GB RAM
  • 64-Bit [duh, I think?]
Maybe Desmume
https://sourceforge....ojects/desmume/

From my experience most older handheld emulators are pretty low rent. Keep in mind since I'm not from the Nintendo class the last Nintendo emulator I ran was for the original gameboy to see what was all the Pokemon stuff was aboit.

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Posted 4 days ago

All I want is to Emulate this game.

 

Spoiler

 

The game is basically unplayable on my phone. I mean, it S playable, but certain parts of the game are either ridiculously hard (Helper 2 Hero with anyone who isn't Buggzy or Bonkers) or flat-out impossible (looking at you, The True Arena. Yes. You).

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Posted 4 days ago

You know, back in the day, many games were so hard they were neigh unbeatable. Battletoads springs to mind...

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#23507

Posted 4 days ago Edited by fashion, 4 days ago.

I remember using DesMuMe for hacked, custom made pokemon games. The program worked fine for me.

I can imagine why emulators work like crap on a phone or they make the game too hard.

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Posted 4 days ago

Yeah. That emulator is great and (as suspected) low rent.
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And as far as emulators (or old fun games) on mobile usually suffer issues because you can't really duplicate the controls.

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Posted 4 days ago

I second DesMuMe, it's what I use. Runs like a tank and there's little to no stuttering. I can't vouch for what it's like when you're screen capturing or recording though.
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#23510

Posted 4 days ago

This has been killing me for a bit. Do cheesey local car dealer commercials still exist where you live?
They are strong here.
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Posted 4 days ago

We don't really get ads like that in the UK, instead we're subjected to 24/7 of Go Com-f*cking-b*starding-c*nting-pare... Go Compare?!?... Go Compare my sweaty arse cheeks.

 

Not that fussy with the Meekat ads, as there's this underlying theme that they're basically a Russian Mr Burns and Smithers, but more obviously gay... but those Go Com-f*cking-pare ads... grrrr.

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Posted 4 days ago

They were never a thing here. All we get these days on online casinos and I hope to f*ck that one day they are outlawed.
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Posted 4 days ago Edited by Jason, 4 days ago.

 

ensure the story you're pitching is 100% complete and ready.

Oh, MAN, I can't suggest this one enough. I'm following multiple artists, each having their own story(ies, in the case of one), and at least three have died down, and one of them was even cancelled. Don't upload your stuff until you're at the very least 50% ready (and by "50%", I mean "everything is finished but in a simple/small way").

 

In regards to Image Comics in particular, I think you actually need at least one complete story arc (which is generally about 6 issues) for them to publish a comic to begin with so you absolutely need to be 100% complete.

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Posted 4 days ago

They don't make car dealership ads like they used to...

 

As for the question, they're not common in big TV channels, but in regional ones, ads are cheaper but the viewership is much smaller, so they need to grab as much attention possible.

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#23515

Posted 4 days ago

Thanks for the answers on the car dealers. Honest, I have been genuinely curious for a couple years.

For some reason we have tons and they all seem so cliche that I was starting to think it was just a 'thing'. Like a collective and understood(by car dealers) homage to the old school car dealer commercials.

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Thanks for the answers on the car dealers. Honest, I have been genuinely curious for a couple years.

For some reason we have tons and they all seem so cliche that I was starting to think it was just a 'thing'. Like a collective and understood(by car dealers) homage to the old school car dealer commercials.

Most seem pretty cliche. A lot of the ones I see that air here are your generic ones without too much flair. There's a CGI Uncle Sam telling everyone that they're approved if they have no credit, a woman with a microphone standing outside on the lot, and an old guy doing goofy things. We used to have a Barack Obama impersonator (and the entire Obama family standing behind him). But now I'm seeing some of the weirdest f*cking ones during the breaks for the morning news.

We're in Chicago, one of the top 3 media markets in the entire nation, and yet this airs during the highest-rated morning show here. Certainly not an unknown program on a small channel in a smaller market where there's less people tuning in. But they're still some of the weirdest locally-produced ads I've seen (there's more than 1 of these). A man talking to a f*cking shopping cart. And on top of that, they're a car dealership, so why not use a talking car for the ads?

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Posted 4 days ago

@Hmmm Nice Bike

 

It Could be worse, it could be Ugandan Knuckles asking "Do You Know Da Way?"

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Posted 4 days ago

Oh my god yes, Dealin' Doug, he's been around as long as I can remember... bask in his glory:

 

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You know, back in the day, many games were so hard they were neigh unbeatable. Battletoads springs to mind...

Oh I can beat this game on the DS (second game to 100% at least once, actually). Main reason why The True Arena is this difficult is that Galacta Knight is so f*cking hard it hurts (if anything, I actually find him harder than the final enemy - not much, but still). It doesn't help that the controls on the phone sucks too. I try to do a downward attack, dumbass Kirby (or whoever I'm playing as) charges forward after leaning down instead of performing what I wanted him to perform.

 

 

Anyway. OT:

 

Any idea why my laptop sometimes forget what an Internet/WiFi is? Sometimes I lose connection to the 'net despite that its "there". There is an Internet Connection on my PC (Ethernet Cable so it makes sense), its there in my phone, its there in my parents' phone[s], its there in my PS3 (Ethernet Cable too so). Yet my laptop randomly cuts off the connection because reasons. Worst part of all, it says that the issue is on the ISP's end despite being connected (and surfing) to the Internet on pretty much everything else. And the only way to fix is is by turning off the Wireless Adapter, but half the time the thing freeze and refuses to turn itself on no matter what I do, I need to Restart this P.o.S for that to happen.

 

Is my laptop high on drugs?

 

Bonus-ish Question: Can anybody here recommends a Bluetooth program for my laptop? Transferring stuff from my phone to my laptop and vice-versa sucks the USB Cable way.

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Posted 4 days ago

Mfw 60fps isn't enough for Doom.

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