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I can't recommend Horizon: Zero Dawn enough!

9.5/10

It's an action RPG with AMAZING combat that's just hard enough to make things accessible for everyone and still fun for hardcore gamers. They hit the perfect balance on just about everything with this title. I've poured about 120 hours play time into it, and there's probably another 150 hours of content that I can choose or choose not to do. Just do it!!

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Thanks!

Well I used a restaurant template cuz I liked how hovering over stuff changed the picture,
but tbh i probably should have gone for a blog template...

I don't know how to make it so I have other options for seeing the blog entries on the screen (eg, you've got icons on the bottom scrolling along as opposed to a boring list)

Another thing is that when picking colors by hand (instead of entering a hex code) I can't get them all to be the same shade of red or yellow or whatever I'm going for.  rrrrgggghhhhhhhhhghghghghghghg

Hard to troubleshoot the other issues, but the colour issue is an easy one. Pick one dominant colour, copy that code on a document and keep that scheme. Otherwise you'll be a few shades off everywhere, and if you're A Type like me, it'll drive you nuts haha

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Welllllll  I didn't sleep all night... I got the logo sorted.  The rest of the site is still a complete mess.

Logo looks great! And the site looks better. Keep goin!

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I'm too expensive to work on Upwork.

/golfclap

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Writers' Corner / Re: The headache of grammar
« on: April 06, 2017, 03:45:44 AM »
@The Gem Cutter - I completely agree with everything you said.

@D_Bates Writing grammatically should be your very last concern when composing your first draft. Write organically, throw it down on the page, and I think you'll find your voice.

Moreover, from what I've seen in your posts on this forum, you're a good writer. Don't be so hard on yourself...but I guess that's like telling you not to be writer. We're all our own worse critic  ;)

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Just want to say that @Lordoftheword's new avatar cracks me up. LotW, are you such a bearded hipster?

Spoiler for Hiden:
and a quick note for those of us who sometimes forget to check the actual words that come out of these tiny keyboards. iPad initially typed "are you suck a bearded hipster".  :o Hmm, not exactly the idea.  ;)

Hahaha ;D Hipster I am not, but bearded fool I am!

It's actually the logo for my website, so I just threw it up because I love it so much.

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How???????
Whatever you're good at, sell it for money. Especially good: figure out how to make the income recurring.

Learn to love 16 hour days, because those are your working hours (full time job in the day, full time job after work lets out) at least until you hustle your way out of the day job.

I've hustled out of a day job before, but I'm back at square one right now.

Yeah I'm currently trying to do this. 14-15 hours days right now, but making a pittance with my writing. But building up a clientele and I'm starting to raise my rates and get repeat work. So things are starting to look up! :)
Awesome mate, keep it up! Raising your rates is great news, especially if you're still landing clients because it means your value is genuinely worth more.

If I can help with anything let me know, be it artwork-wise (I'm graphics/logo design by trade) or business-wise (I've run a couple of my own gigs over the years and picked up a couple of decent nuggets of advice here and there) - I'm easy to find on Instagram, @scottdavieslogodesign :)

Scott, and anyone else looking to freelance their skills: Check out www.upwork.com.

You'll find loads of work there, and the job offers will pile on as your resume grows. Not that you need it, but someone with your skill-set might be doing themselves a disfavor by not exploring this opportunity :)

And nice logo work. I'll definitely keep you in mind if I have clients asking for any design work!

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How???????
Whatever you're good at, sell it for money. Especially good: figure out how to make the income recurring.

Learn to love 16 hour days, because those are your working hours (full time job in the day, full time job after work lets out) at least until you hustle your way out of the day job.

I've hustled out of a day job before, but I'm back at square one right now.

Yeah I'm currently trying to do this. 14-15 hours days right now, but making a pittance with my writing. But building up a clientele and I'm starting to raise my rates and get repeat work. So things are starting to look up! :)

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@XanderSloan

Your story hit me pretty hard this morning, buddy. I see a lot of myself in you, even though our situations are very different.

You'll be in my thoughts for the rest of the day, Xander. Thank you for sharing, as it couldn't have been easy to write that out and share your story with strangers. Hopefully, in time, the people here will become friends to you as they have to so many others. I don't comment here often, but I see how important this release is for people (and for myself at one point), so feel free to let it all out here when it becomes unbearable to take.

I don't have any advice, but from what I gather you've actually made a lot of positive steps in your life. You've stopped drinking excessively, you've found a new partner, and you're back in contact with your twin boys. These are all very positive things that you can hang your hat on and continue to work on. Be proud of yourself.

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General Discussion / Re: Any Podcast Devotees?
« on: March 28, 2017, 05:53:55 PM »
I'll look into Reply All.

RE: Tim Ferris, there's just something about him that gets riiiiiiight under my skin.

Some people think he's a little arrogant, but I recognize it as a lack of confidence. It's part of why I like him.

If you frame some of his more annoying quips in that light, you begin to empathize rather than demonize. Regardless, there's no denying he's a fantastic interviewer, and he gets some of the best guests on the planet on his podcast. I'm there to hear what they say, and he really takes a back seat, to be honest.

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@Lordoftheword  I think my favorite thing is the icons you've got next to your blog posts-- did you make those yourself?  They look great!  Where did you get them? (and where did you get that pic of how to measure your penis? I swear to got I nearly spit out my food when I scrolled down)

Squarespace has this really great function for making logos with thousands of options on one of their affiliate pages (free with a Squarespace user subscription). So instead of using the logo graphics exclusively for my top of page Logo or brand, I decided to use the images for my individual blog posts as well. Thanks for the compliment, I really enjoy them myself :)

As for the penis measurement, Google is my best friend and my search history is a little scary hahaha. I honestly can't tell you where I found that image, and that's my bad. I need to start attributing random images to their source.

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General Discussion / Re: Any Podcast Devotees?
« on: March 27, 2017, 06:17:33 PM »
I absolutely hate Tim Ferriss.

What's Reply All about?

Hate is a strong word for a guy that's looking to help people, but hey Xander, all power to ya ;)

Reply All is about the oddities of the internet. They take small case studies and go into as much depth as they can. It's informative, hilarious and fun. They're just great story tellers.

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Will do! I'm super impressed with what you did with your site, and I **suck** at getting things to look even remotely like I want them to on websites.

Another user site I'm pretty in love with is the one belonging to @RLStevenson -- it looks really good!

Thanks! I just built off a WordPress template. Took a few online tutorials and just a little tech savvy, but WordPress is very user friendly.

Yeah fantastic work @RLStevenson! Super impressed with what you've accomplished with that site. Visually it's appealing, it's easy to navigate, and everything is where it should be.

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So I think the answer is: It's subjective  ;D

Some people will appreciate the eating, drinking and pissing, as long as it adds something to the story. I'm personally a food guy. I love descriptions of food. I love eating good food. I go on vacation FOR food. So the more the better.

But some people couldn't care less, and that's cool too.

At the end of the day, just write your story and make damn sure that everything you write has a purpose to the plot or character development. No scene should be wasted.

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Writers' Corner / Re: Being overly ambitious with writing
« on: March 25, 2017, 12:33:29 AM »
Wish I had that level of...what's the word for that? It's not so much confidence. The ability to just be proud of it regardless of outcome. Is there a word for that?

It's called "Lying to Oneself" or "Ignorance" hahaha  ;D

But no, I'm just optimistic about the writing process, as everyone should be. It's the way of all things that when we do something that we love repetitively, we becomes masters of that craft. Writing, perhaps, may be one of the harder things to master, and may take longer than some other trades. But I do think mastery is attainable, and that's why I can never get too down on myself and I remain proud of the things that I create.

Because regardless of whether or not its complete SHITE, I still created it!  :D No one else on this entire planet had those weird thoughts and communicated them on paper like I did. So there, I got that going for me :)

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