The Game Behind a Good StoryPrevious articles revealed tricks to snag reader interest- but what keeps that spark alive?The Game Behind a Good Story in Personal More Like This
When a promising concept with sparkling characters goes soggy midway through the story, when readers leave in disgust, what exactly is happening? How can wildly fantastical movies with spaceships, dragons, and magic be considered perfectly plausible, only to be condemned as 'unrealistic' over the most mundane of details?
For the answer we're putting down Finnigan's Wake and picking up Super Metroid. Because there's something necessarily inherent to games that reveals the secret of a satisfying story.
There are plenty of things that might ruin a game- but violate this one sacred principle, and you can make the experience universally detested by players.
Games require rules.
Now, a quick aside: In various circles that's a hotly contested assertion. Some are quick to declare that 'game' means anything anyone wants, and definitions somehow suppress creative expr
Photography Troubleshooting: FiltersThis week we bring you another issue of Photography Troubleshooting to hopefully give you some tips and explanations behind how to make use of some photography accessories. If you have a question, query or any thoughts you wish to see discussed just drop us a comment or note!Photography Troubleshooting: Filters in Art Features More Like This
"The use of filters, how to pick them and examples of situations where they would be helpful...."
Hi moria330, filters are a good way of diversifying your photographic opportunities without spending a great deal of money (though, granted, many of the better quality filters can get to be relatively expensive).
In film photography, filters were used a lot more extensively then they are today thanks to the nature of the medium.
For example colour filters were used for white balance purposes on colour films that were balanced for different light types, so, you could shoot artificial light balanced film under daylight if you had a filter that corrected for it.
There is no real pin-up on DAWell ofcourse if you check the most popular photos of the month or of the all time you migh find a few...There is no real pin-up on DA in Personal More Like This
I'm not saying that there are bad photos I'm just saying that they are not pin-up.
Well ofcourse the term pin-up means a photo that is pined up a wall, so what? If my brothers pins up a wall a photo of car is that pin-up too?
"A pin-up girl, also known as a pin-up model, is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display, e.g. meant to be "pinned-up" on a wall. Pin-up girls may be glamour models, fashion models, or actresses.
The term pin-up may also refer to drawings, paintings, and other illustrations done in emulation of these photos (see the list of pinup artists). The term was first attested to in English in 1941; however, the practice is documented back at least to the 1890s.
The pin-up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or be from postcard or chromo-lithographs, and so on. Such photos ofte
Madly...There's a trip to Las Vegas in my near future with the love of my life...and it isn't to gambleMadly... in Personal More Like This
"Some days I wake
up and think of all the
men before me and the fools
they were to let you
slip through their fingers.
They were such fools, you know?
They were the type of people to watch
the rain through their windows and
say "Don't you just love the rain?"
I, on the other hand, was the only one
to watch it pour outside, take my shoes off,
and anxiously and bravely,
go dance madly in you."
(quote by Christopher Poindexter)