This version adds Mastodon support and makes a couple things nicer.
In case you're curious, it's a WinForms app written in a mix of C# and F#, and it has some libraries you could reuse if you want to write your own .NET stuff.
Where ever it goes I'll be sure to post a link to it here.
I don't think I could live with having to keep it a secret.
Let me see if I can summarize them.
If any of you all have your own superhero characters I'd love to see them!
Jeremy Amundson / Bugfriend
Eau Claire, WI*
He/him | Male (cisgender) | Asexual | Human
Powers: Enhanced jumping, climbing, and defense from a magical armored suit
When he was 13, Jeremy came up with a cute bug character he called Gar. A few years later, he learned that Gar was real - an alien symbiote who had been living inside his mind.
Jeremy is asexual and has Asperger's (he thinks that "ace" and "Aspie" are too cutesy so he doesn't use them for himself.) The only people he's close to are his parents and Gar. He doesn't really have any friends besides her - just acquaintances.
Building the suit involved magic, physics, chemistry, and a lot of trips to the hardware store. Gar taught Jeremy the basics, but now he's a pro (literally - he gets paid by the government to build these suits and study their powers.)
Ashley Rathipal / Metalen Meisje
She/her | Female (transgender) | Bisexual | Human
Powers: force fields, in many shapes and sizes
Although she occasionally operates as an actual superhero, Ashley is more famous for participating in scripted superhero fights on TV. She believes that she can make more of a difference as an influential celebrity than she can by fighting bad guys.
Ashley is a gifted athlete (she was a high jumper in her teens) and a professional through and through.
North Wind City, Iroshar IV
She/her | Female** | Asexual | Zhr
Gar's species, the zhrs (they get offended if you capitalize it as a proper noun), are small buglike aliens from the planet Iroshar IV. They enter the minds of larger animals or people and share control of the body. The ultimate goal of a symbiotic relationship is for the two individuals to become so close that they start to identify as a single person. This has never happened for Gar - even with Jeremy - and it makes her feel inferior to everyone else.
Gar won't take control of Jeremy's body unless he lets her, but she often appears to him as a sort of illusion or mirage.
Skylar Martinez / Axyridis
La Jolla, CA
They/them | Agender | ??? | Joined human+zhr pair
Powers: same as Jeremy + ability to shapeshift into a flying giant bug***
Skylar and their symbiote (Tur Ratellar) joined in college and very quickly became a single individual. They had both felt rejected by people around them; Tur for openly expressing negative emotion back on Iroshar IV, and Skylar for her discomfort with the wider LGBT movement (particularily its celebration of love, something Skylar has never really known.)
Skylar self-identifies as a villain, although their criminal behavior is limited to theft of large, expensive (and insured) items from wealthy peoples' homes.
Skylar has the same powers as Jeremy, but is a much better fighter. Many of the superheroes in Tampa (where Skylar lives today) see them as a potential ally should Earth face a serious threat.
*Jeremy was born in Chengdu, but was adopted at a very young age and raised in Wisconsin
**In human terms - zhrs are a sexless species and have their own gender system based on emotional range
***Jeremy could shapeshift into a bug too (using Gar's magic), but he doesn't want to because it creeps him out
I wanted a way to follow Tumblr users but with a UI like you see on DeviantArt (thumbnails, ability to clear posts you've seen) and with the ability to turn off reblogs from certain users.
I put it online at followsort.azurewebsites.net/. Feel free to use it. I might take it down at some point if it doesn't get used very much, but we'll see.
It's called "Night Shift", but it's not really just about the night shift - Sheleth is the CO, and Toson basically hangs out on the bridge whenever he's awake.
This group combines a couple of things I'd like to see in a Star Trek show:
- An animated, all-ages show. In the same way that Discovery is bringing a modern, fully serialized storytelling style to Star Trek, a cartoon could be influenced by the storytelling and attention to detail in shows from the 2010s like Gravity Falls or Steven Universe.
- A shorter format (probably 22 minutes, maybe even 11), which lets you tell stories that might not have enough meat on them to fill a full hour.
- A majority alien cast. In animation, there's no makeup needed, and you can bring in characters who aren't even human-shaped.
- A plot device to explain why characters keep coming and going (the Paramaribo is a Nairobi-class transport vessel and it sure makes a lot of stops on Earth).
This show isn't really about Earth or the Federation. I think it's better to stay vague about what humans are like in the 24th century (besides, we've already got TNG and DS9), and explore different possibilities for the future through the aliens instead. The different alien races seen on the crew, both the ones I came up with and the ones I stole from an old RPG factbook, represent different views on humanity - the Iroshans, who maintain capitalism out of their distrust for each other but can form incredibly intimate relationships with their symbionts; the Kasheeta, who live on an environmentally decimated planet and whose recent Federation membership is running up against old societal structures; the Caitians, who form tight-knit relationship networks and appreciate art and beauty; and the Ephuar, who are the only society in their remote sector of the Gamma Quadrant.
My crew only has two full, 100% humans in it, and they both have traits that I wanted to represent in a very literal way: Ashley is transgender, and Moji is a devout Christian. A bunch of the other characters are either part human (Kelper and Deb), look and act human (Mark and the Iroshans), or were raised by humans (Jeremy).
By the way, this would be set after DS9 and Voyager. You lose out on potential villains (the Klingon, Cardassian and Romulan homeworlds have all been decimated by this point in time), but this particular show wouldn't have a whole lot of fighting in it, and I'd want to be able to include the Ferengi when it makes sense.
(Also, I really do like holodeck episodes.)
I made a new version of CrosspostSharp, my Windows art crossposting app.
It can load/save pictures from files (PNG, JPEG, GIF, or its own format) or load them from websites that you're logged into. It can also post to most of those websites, and it gives you specific options for each.
- DeviantArt / Sta.sh
- FurAffinity (read-only)
- Furry Network
- Pixiv (read-only)
- Weasyl (read-only)
- .NET Framework 4.6.1 or higher
- Internet Explorer 11
1.- When did you start to draw?
In my sophomore year of high school I started to draw animal characters in the margins of my notebooks at school while taking notes. I never wanted or tried to draw anything before that.
2.- When was the very first time you knew about deviantArt?
When Siouxstar recommended I make an account
3.- What is the first drawing you uploaded to the site?
It was on my old account and so it's in storage now, but I re-uploaded it here:
4.- Is there a drawing on your gallery you like the least?
Some of the old pictures of Grenadine like this one: the mask goes down to the bottom of the eyes, and so the ear is low and the side of the head looks too empty to me.
5.- Out of all the drawings you have, which one is the one you're proud of?
I like the outfit, and the proportions are good-looking, which has been hard for characters who are taller or shorter than usual. (Maybe the head is too big in the bottom picture though.)
I love the way the snout looks
6.- Do you keep your old drawings?
Not if they're on paper. If I did it on the computer I'll keep the original xcf or svg file in a folder somewhere.
7.- Digital or Traditional?
Nowadays it's usually digital. I don't find myself with a pencil and paper very much now that I'm out of school.
8.- How much do you draw? (Like every day or not often)
Maybe once a week. Definitely not as much as I used to.
9.- Who's your inspiration on starting to draw?
Nobody in particular.
10.- Have you showed your drawings to your family?
Maybe a couple times. It's always weird whenever your parents look at something you drew. It could be the most innocent thing in the world and you're still like "omg don't look at this!!"
11.- Do you know somebody from deviant or a friend who draws irl?
Not really, at least nobody I talk to on a regular basis. I used to know 2 or 3, but either we don't really stay in touch anymore or they moved away after college.
12.- Have you ever changed accounts?
I used to use libertyernie. I still use that name for Smash Bros Brawl related programming.
13.- How many friends do you have on dA?
Right now it's at 19, but I don't remember the last time I went through and made sure it was up to date with everyone.
14.- Who are your dA best friends?
I don't really talk to people much online. I'd like to do it more often.
Some of my favorite artists recently have been:
Also is always cool.
15.- Describe your best friends?
They're different from each other. Even with my friends sometimes it's hard to figure out what to talk about.
16.-Have you met someone on this site who you really like? Or love?
I don't feel like I know anyone well enough...
17.- Have you ever drawn something you regret drawing?
Nothing I can think of - at least nothing I've uploaded to the internet!
18.- Which was the most amazing thing that ever happened to you on deviantArt?
Finding after being here for like a week. My drawing twin. (It used to be almost the same style, but then they got better and learned new things, and me, not so much )
19.- Would you keep drawing in the future too?
Yeah, but I don't have much motivation to improve, since I don't want to do this for a career.
20.- Is there something you want to say to your watchers?
Shout out to everyone on the autism spectrum. Not to be confused with the Time Warner Cable Spectrum
- Reading: closed captions
- Watching: steven universe
Hopefully Mexico and USA can both make it through to the 2nd round, because that would be a great atmosphere to be in (San Diego is right on the border.)
- Reading: closed captions
- Watching: steven universe
The strange part is that I only get upset if I think they have a point. If I don't think what they're mad about is a real problem, then I don't care, but if I sympathize with them, then instead of getting angry I get really anxious and sad.
Has anyone else ever had this problem?
- Drinking: banana flavored soda
Some of my favorites:
* Wallace and Gromit: The Dark World
* Babe: The First Avenger
* Abraham Lincoln: The Legend of Curly's Gold
* Gremlins 2: Let Me Explain
The bot's been posting 3 times a day so far, but I'll be changing it to twice - noon and midnight UTC.
- Drinking: banana flavored soda