Scatterbrained and friendly optimist. Always happy to give my (unasked for) opinion :)

Pardon my rambling and broken English, I know I often sound like an alien trying to impersonate a human being.

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Cake day: June 30th, 2023

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  • It’s been 9 days since this challenge has started. I can understand if @Trollivier@sh.itjust.works is busy with daily life, but I just wanted to post the initial scores such as they are.
    I’ll leave it up to Trollivier to fill in “OP’s Favorite”, “Most Original” and declare a winner.

    Name Upvotes Upvote points Last two Prompt Total
    WhatsHerBucket 10 3 0 1 4
    Halcyon 9 2 0 1 3
    thelsim 9 2 0 1 3
    Deceptichum 7 1 0 1 2
    PeriodicallyPedantic 7 1 0 1 2
    Itrytoblenderrender 2 0 1 1 2
    allo 2 0 1 1 2
    GraniteM 5 0 0 1 1
    cloudless 5 0 0 1 1
    Dindonmasker 5 0 0 1 1
    Ziggurat 4 0 0 1 1
    remotelove 5 0 0 0 0
    merde 5 0 0 0 0

    PS: I don’t mind making this overview for the next challenge as well.
    I made a python script and some SQL to generate this result which removes a lot of the tedium.






















  • “The planet Arrakis, known as Dune”

    My very first experience with a sound card was watching the Dune 2 intro on my dad’s friend’s computer. I was so amazed, I just sat in awe as that intro movie played.
    On the drive home I tried to remember if what I heard was real, and I just couldn’t imagine it. When I tried to recall what I saw and heard, I could only imagine hearing that tinny internal speaker making bleeps and bloops instead of the actual sounds. It just seemed so unreal at the time that I could not recall what I had heard only a few hours earlier :)

    On a side note, I don’t think any studio in the nineties made as memorable tunes and sounds as Westwood did. There was always something enchanting about them. Dune 2, the Kyrandia games, they all had excellent music that really played into the strengths of what was available back then.
    Of course I’m talking with pink tinted nostalgia goggles, but still… good memories :)