lkiriakos, The Reader

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Here mostly to work on my game/book (Cabata's Quest), learn, and have fun. :-)

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Ever hallucinated? on 2/20/2018 4:35:45 PM

I don't think anyone's yet mentioned these specific terms, but some of these descriptions are of hypnagogic (as you are falling asleep) and hyponopompic (as you are waking) hallucinations. The ones I described were hypnagogic. They are considered normal/non-pathological (i.e. not an indication of psychosis) and are thought to be an intrusion of REM sleep into waking life (which is not to say that they can't be ridiculously scary).

Maybe could have someone start out by having these, re-assure themselves that they are benign after looking them up online... but then progressively start having them in more and more disturbing/persistent/pathological contexts (like naps... then all day if a poor nights sleep... etc... then completely wide awake).

Maybe could initially get diagnosed as narcolepsy, respond to meds (like provigil/modafinil), but then break through even that... The semi-dream state was first inkling of what was actually supernatural?

Could even get hooked on stimulants (like adderall), then start having drug-induced visual hallucinations complicating the actual/supernaturally-based ones...

The technical term for that would be "a shit show". ;-)


Ever hallucinated? on 2/19/2018 12:57:32 PM

Pesky ghosts. Did the blood wash off easily?


The Main Character's Name on 2/19/2018 12:38:48 AM

I like a name. Gives me something to hang on to. Same was true in D&D.


Ever hallucinated? on 2/19/2018 12:35:26 AM

I think it was like a year after the underwear incident. I was looking up out the window...


Ever hallucinated? on 2/19/2018 12:32:48 AM

I also once saw a glowing man-shaped cloud. For some reason, I assumed it was God. And then went back to sleep.


Ever hallucinated? on 2/19/2018 12:22:35 AM

I saw my underwear get picked up four feet, moved to the right three, then dropped. I assumed it was a ghost. It was 2 AM. I was seven.


Best place to export... on 2/11/2018 10:55:39 PM

Thanks so much Stryker and all. :-D

I wouldn't have a clue how to calculate the number of pixies or whatever magic you said makes these computers 'go', so will see if I can twist a developer's arm to do it all for me, and then will keep Twine as a close second depending on the cost. 

With regards to sales, I'm actually pretty sure the app will be free (including no commercials). It's definitely more of a passion project.

I've actually been enjoying the book assembly and light coding/scripting aspects of this site's bookbuilder (although, ironically, I haven't been able to get font changes to stick!), so I think I would like Twine.

With regards to happily curling up in a ball and going around singing praises of ink/twine... Would I have to be rolling or can there be some sort of a wagon? :-)

 


Best place to export... on 2/11/2018 1:04:41 AM

I actually emailed Alex about that when I started... He said I can still independently publish whatever I want (and that others had done so in the past?)...


Best place to export... on 2/11/2018 12:02:28 AM

Anybody know a smart place to export my game to once I'm done writing/re-writing it (which I'm sure will take another year or two)?

I know I'll have to export it by hand, but if my ultimate intention is to make an android and iphone app (via hiring a developer)... should I move it by hand to Inkle? Quest? CoG? A plain word or notepad document? 

Don't want to waste money hiring a developer to do the data transfer that I wouldn't mind doing myself anyways...


CYSBOT: CYS Backup Or Transpile on 2/10/2018 4:03:56 PM

Thanks anyway (and for the prompt reply)! :-)

Anybody know a smart place to export the game to once I'm done re-writing it (which I'm sure will take another year or two)? I know I'll have to export it by hand, but if my ultimate intention is to make an android and iphone app... should I move it by hand to Inkle? Quest? A plain word or notepad document?

Hope everyone's weekend is going well. :-D