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Newest Deviations

St. Patrick's by Darkstar-001 St. Patrick's :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 15 5 Interior Decorating With Darkstar by Darkstar-001 Interior Decorating With Darkstar :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 8 3 Mind-reading by Darkstar-001 Mind-reading :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 15 7 Kidnapping by Darkstar-001 Kidnapping :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 9 2 Valentine's 2019 by Darkstar-001 Valentine's 2019 :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 13 5 Chocolates by Darkstar-001 Chocolates :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 11 7 The Fanon Virus Incident: Part 2 by Darkstar-001 The Fanon Virus Incident: Part 2 :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 11 8 Cookies by Darkstar-001 Cookies :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 14 5 Blue Shirt by Darkstar-001 Blue Shirt :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 6 0 Evil Nature by Darkstar-001 Evil Nature :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 13 3 Conflict Resolution by Darkstar-001 Conflict Resolution :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 23 10 Bloomers by Darkstar-001 Bloomers :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 12 4 Another Stupid Letty Fat Joke by Darkstar-001 Another Stupid Letty Fat Joke :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 14 1 Funfair by Darkstar-001 Funfair :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 19 3 Inner Child by Darkstar-001 Inner Child :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 12 5 Lap by Darkstar-001 Lap :icondarkstar-001:Darkstar-001 11 2
Most of this stuff is going to be Walfas, but there is the occasional non-Walfas deviation in there. I try to make something for 4koma Friday every week, so expect
a comic at least that often.

Random Favourites

Walfas - Deep Thoughts With Gii by Gii828 Walfas - Deep Thoughts With Gii :icongii828:Gii828 10 3 Touhou Comics: Lunarians.. by aimturein Touhou Comics: Lunarians.. :iconaimturein:aimturein 64 15 i did something inhumane by wanco-alien i did something inhumane :iconwanco-alien:wanco-alien 88 63 Touhou Benders by Pierrelucstl Touhou Benders :iconpierrelucstl:Pierrelucstl 64 26 Exploit by miwol Exploit :iconmiwol:miwol 387 36 Satori by Tialimko Satori :icontialimko:Tialimko 74 5 Touhou Comic - Alice and Friends by Pierrelucstl Touhou Comic - Alice and Friends :iconpierrelucstl:Pierrelucstl 69 80 Alice, Shanghai, Hourai by Ma-mio Alice, Shanghai, Hourai :iconma-mio:Ma-mio 78 14 forget-me-not by chocoblanc forget-me-not :iconchocoblanc:chocoblanc 110 20 The Great Space Fish (WSWC#18) by StubbornVirus The Great Space Fish (WSWC#18) :iconstubbornvirus:StubbornVirus 7 5 Vinekoma- Excuses, Excuses by TobiObito4ever Vinekoma- Excuses, Excuses :icontobiobito4ever:TobiObito4ever 22 9
A Guide to Create.swf for Beginners
NOTICE: Hey guys. I barely ever log onto Deviant Art these days, so I won't be able to answer all of your questions in time, and I may end up stop replying overall. Apologies in advance.
Table of Contents (Use CTRL + F to search for a specific part of this guide.)
[00.0] Introduction
[01.0] Controls
[01.1] Keyboard
[01.2] Mouse + Keyboard
[02.0] The Interface
[02.1] Title Bar
[02.2] Menu Bar
[02.3] Selection Bar
[02.3a] Objects
[02.3b] Clusters
[02.3c] Rain
[02.3d] Characters
[02.4] Speech Bubbles
[02.5] Snapshots
[03.0] Targeting Box
[04.0] Closure
[00.0] Introduction
Welcome to a comprehensive guide to create.swf by KirbyM! This guide will give a brief overview of what each of the keys can do.
[01.1] Keyboard
1~0: Changes the face of selected character to a preset face. Preset faces can be changed under Menu>Options. Click the hotkeys tab.
Q: Saves the current Scene and creates a new part. You will be sent to the newer part.
R: Randomizes selected character. Select
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Shoe Problems? Call Aya. by Aardvark1998 Shoe Problems? Call Aya. :iconaardvark1998:Aardvark1998 12 5 Forbidden Barrage- Counter Clock by TraditionalYoungMan Forbidden Barrage- Counter Clock :icontraditionalyoungman:TraditionalYoungMan 22 9 WSWC: Story of Eastern Wonderland in a Shellnut by FullHitPoints WSWC: Story of Eastern Wonderland in a Shellnut :iconfullhitpoints:FullHitPoints 77 27 (Video) Forbidden Scrollery in a Shellnut by Ceej39 (Video) Forbidden Scrollery in a Shellnut :iconceej39:Ceej39 14 4
I take the word 'favorites' literally, so unless I especially liked a piece of artwork, found an asset pack to be particularly useful, or thought that a comic was really funny/clever/interesting, etc. it probably won't show up here.

Just because I didn't add something to favorites doesn't mean that I disliked it, there's just a higher standard (in my mind) for a 'favorite' as opposed to, say, a 'like'. Alas, one cannot merely 'like' something on DeviantArt, so it is what it is.


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Hello, and welcome to my page! As you can probably tell from my 'Newest Deviations' tab, I work primarily in Walfas. My actual drawing skills are pretty terrible (the above drawing took eight hours to make), so don't expect to see that kind of thing here anytime soon. It's mostly comics at this point, though I have done a few animations for larger collaborative projects. Once I improve my art skills, I intend to create some Walfas edits, as well.

While I could list my general interests and personality traits here, many of them are already covered in my introductory comic: I also have an ongoing Q&A open now, so if you want to know more about me, you could peek in there, as well.

I've done a lot of 4komas and short comedy works while learning and improving, and still do release a 4koma every week for 4koma Friday, as well as the occasional longer comic. I've also started a series, as well, though the premise is exceedingly silly, just to warn you. ;)

Though my offline social abilities are effectively nonexistent, I'm perfectly fine with online methods of communication. If you wish to contact me for any reason, you're more than welcome to send me a note, or the like.
I'd like to politely request that you not clutter the comments section with thank-you's for favorites or llama badges. Thank you for your consideration.
I have a Youtube channel, though it's still rather small. I hope to eventually add some Walfas animations. Currently, there are mostly gameplay videos and supplements to my Steam guides.…

Shameless plug: Terraria adventure map I made
I Heart Touhou Music Stamp by CyclopsHime 051 by wnho Outer Space Stamp 2 by Brainmatters Judging-Stamp by Dinoclaws Humans are complicated! by Darkstar-001 Faves Stamp by WetWithRain DA Stamp - Think 03 by tppgraphics 'science' stamp by streamline69 Stamp: Perfectionism by Jammerlee Million People Stamp by SparkLum

TL;DR:  Large images will display incorrectly unless you click the download button, which used to open them in a special window. As of 2/8/2018, it doesn't even appear to do that, so you might have to actually download it. Please keep this in mind when reading longer comics.

Hello everyone. I didn't really want to do a journal entry on this, but I figured it would be more effective than a status post, as I don't even have those visible on my page, and the TL;DR section of this should be visible in the preview in case anyone just wants to check it at a glance. You, however, are still here, so I suppose that means you want the full story.

When I submitted my Q&A answers comic, I immediately noticed that something was wrong. The comic was narrower than I recalled, and upon checking my local image file, I was certain that the original was wider than what was displayed on DeviantArt. Checking the settings for the image, I found that the display resolution was not set to 'original', as I had previously thought. I assumed that I had simply misclicked, so I set it to 'original' and saved changes. But... nothing happened. Returning to the editing screen, the resolution was again smaller than original. Not sure if I was going crazy, I changed it back again, and again nothing. This time I was sure there was something wrong, so I started checking other deviations of mine. Smaller files like 4komas were fine, but larger files had been retroactively shrunk. The first part of my Fanon Virus series, for example, was hurt pretty badly. Both parts of my Touhou Life Results were hit hard, too, with all three of these comics losing almost 40% of their width.

Exceptionally confused by this point, I headed onto the Discord, and was informed that this was not, in fact, a local issue, but rather something DeviantArt was doing to everyone. Was it a bug? Some kind of maladaptive 'feature'? The others seemed to think DA was doing it on purpose, but I have no idea why they would. At first I thought they might be cheaping out on storage space, but I was informed that clicking the download button (which does not directly download images, but rather opens them in a new window from which they can be downloaded) would cause the image to display at the proper resolution within said window. Clearly, the integrity of the original image file had not been lost, so what was going on here?

Before coming to the Discord for advice, I had begun to write up a help ticket for the DA staff. Surely they needed to do something about this bug. However, after being told that it was probably intentional, I reconsidered... briefly. Then I figured that if people were submitting bug reports for a 'feature', then maybe they'd take the hint. Probably not, but it was worth trying. I said as much, and was encouraged to "STICK IT TO THE MAN", so I sent in the ticket. That was just over a week ago. They haven't replied.

The primary reason for which I posted this journal was simply to warn you all about the forced image resizing, and the workaround you can use to view people's comics at the proper resolution. To be fair, this issue might not have much de facto effect on normal art, as one wouldn't be able to view the whole thing on-screen anyways at normal resolutions. However, for deviations that are much taller than they are wide, like comics, the image isn't intended to be viewed all at once, and thus the loss of resolution is a potentially serious issue. What is the point of allowing users to set the resolution if it is going to be automatically overridden with no choice to opt-out? It worked fine in the past, so I'm not entirely sure when it changed, but as I said, it has also taken effect retroactively, so there's no escaping it for longer comics.

Just remember to click the download button when reading a longer comic to display it at the proper width; especially long ones suffer from text legibility issues when the width is reduced. Hopefully this doesn't artificially inflate the download count on my longer comics... I suppose that's the price I may have to pay if I want people to actually be able to read them.
  • Listening to: Store Manager's Theme (100% OJ)
  • Watching: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Playing: Mass Effect Andromeda, Destiny 2
  • Eating: Pibbidge, but as a lower % of total intake.
  • Drinking: Yep, still just good old H2O


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UnnecessaryNecessity Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist
Hey, that's some good stuff you're doing here with Walfas! Me and my friend really, really like your comics. Keep up the good work!

By the way, the DDLC character assets are custom props, yes? Where did you get them from?
Darkstar-001 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
Thank you! As for the DDLC characters, those have been integrated with Create.swf
for as long as I've been using it. I don't know about the vanilla version, but the extended
version also contains LoLK characters and Sumireko by default. 
UnnecessaryNecessity Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist
Wait, what the hell? Seriously? I didn't expect that! Well, thanks for answering the question!... that's the strangest thing I've heard all day.
ORT451 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday!
Darkstar-001 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
Thank you!
awesomedude2011 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Student
!yadhtriB yppaH
Darkstar-001 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
!uoy knahT
Spaztique Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy B-day, Darkstar!
Darkstar-001 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
Thank you! I suppose it's too late for me to make a new year's resolution in a traditional sense, but if I can use my birthday as the beginning of a new year for me, I resolve to actually start a larger project, even if I'm not 100% sure I can do it yet. Hopefully this will lead to good things someday, not just for me, but for my viewers as well.
Aardvark1998 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you're having a good time being a year older than before.
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