Category Archives: Octopus Ink

Wash gets artistic. The wuss.

An Aspect of Storytelling

This is a followup to On the Structure of Stories. My Story Fractal consists of three things:  A core of Choice -> Unexpected Consequence -> Assess -> Choice drawn from the writings of Jim Butcher and his teachers, the concept of tension … Continue reading

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On the structure of stories

I am not an author.  That status is reserved for someone who has written a story for which humans are willing to pay.  But I hang out with an author, and have read the advice of several authors.  As my … Continue reading

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Not A NES

By Wash the Octopus The NES had an available pallet of 54 colors.  However, only 25 could effectively be onscreen at once.  You had 4 pallets for sprites (that is, characters and moving objects in the foreground layer), 4 pallets … Continue reading

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Stick it on Your Fridge 2: Jump Sprites

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Dr. Who and Pokémon Breeding

By Wash the Octopus Here’s the Time Travel method of breeding. You will need: 2 freshly caught Magicarp, one of each sex with neutral natures and unique stats. -> Neutral natures include Bashful, Docil, Hardy, Quirky, and Serious. -> You will … Continue reading

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Pushing Back Cover:

The awesome thing about this week’s portfolio piece is the Dead End sign:  it’s actually retroreflective, meaning that you can point a light source at it from any angle, and most of the light will reflect back at the source, … Continue reading

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