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Act Five Intermission 1

26th Jun 2019, 7:00 PM
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BlueDragon 26th Jun 2019, 7:00 PM edit delete
BlueDragon
We're on intermission right now, so the next few pages are going to be some background information. I'll try to have some images accompanying them so that they aren't just text dumps. Act Six will *ideally* begin in early to mid July.

Also, I'll still be posting videos here, but I've been testing things out to switch my format to HTML. Why am I mentioning this? Well...it's probably not too subtle that my Patreon and other links are in the "Author's Comments." This is because I cannot for the life of me figure out how to add it to the bottom under the navigation buttons in the easy editor. I wanted it somewhere besides the links bar at the top (I mean...I want the actual image like other sites I see.) So I've been experimenting with HTML on a test site, and I finally figured out where to put the coding! Hurray! I should hopefully have time in July to convert this site and add those buttons so they won't be in my comments. :3 Wow! Looking an inch more professional XD

What else? Oh! I'm also going to add the "Top Webcomics" button there. I've been on there for a while, but I didn't know (again) where to put it here.) If I had money, I'd just hire someone to just help with me this stuff XD Good thing my dudefriend knows some coding (he mostly works in Python, though...) I guess it's good to learn some these skills oneself, though? I feel smarter...even if I'm not XD

Anyway, video time! Some new characters are introduced in this video :3





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MadJak91 28th Jun 2019, 10:46 AM edit delete reply
MadJak91
Faeries invaded first I guess. Instead of humans how it often happens. That is interesting. At least the impression I get is that humans had no action in this and later forgot the magic stuff is even a thing. I think I previously took "humans have no idea" too strictly?

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"he mostly works in Python, though..."
Oh! Python is a really nice language though and among the easier to learn. If I have to give it my usual three joke guesses then he is doing with Python:
1. Web stuff
2. Data analysis (any kind)
3. Test case models and code for nuclear power plants (I am serious, lmao, trust me)
(4. Build systems and framework)
Anything makes you as much of a programmer as the next thing though :>
Also, if you ever need to for some reason draw something resembling code on a screen then I personally recommend looking up Python basics. It can be hard to BS fake made-up code but it is much easier to BS something looking like Python or Lua :D
BlueDragon 29th Jun 2019, 7:30 PM edit delete reply
BlueDragon
*Edit! Okay, amending this comment: the faeries are intially from our world, but yes, yes they would be "invading" in the present day. But it's really more like...they are returning.

They were always here, they just checked out shortly after the dark ages (but before the Age of Reason.)

But they certainly did do awful things to people (some of them. I don't want to paint the fae folk with a broad brush XD)

And yeah, present day humans have no clue. All those old wives tales and mythologies and stories about horrible monsters, elves, and magical beings: what we wrote off as "dark age" man explaining things they didn't understand...was actually true accounts of beings that existed :D (but...I'll get to that in the intermission pages.)

So yeah, it's present day humankind that has no clue what's really going on XD


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Oh gosh! Yeah, Brad said Python's easy to learn, but more difficult to do well. It's loads easier, apparently, than Java or Java Script (which, as he explains, is often a bunch of random code by a myriad of people slapped together to somehow function XD) He can work with all of those, but really REALLY doesn't like Java script.

He's been working on this project one company abandoned. They called it "Laverna," but with the help of people from around the US and even aboard, they've been trying to fix the Java Script to actually encrypt data (instead of...doing the opposite which is how the creators left it. They just abandoned the whole project. Probably had other things to do...)

It seems really cool when he talks to me about it. He was really happy when one of the people helping him said the work he did to help on this project helped him prepare for the job he just got hired for (Brad told him he could use his work in his resume, and if foreign references were allowed, he'd let them call him to ask about the fixes the kid input.)

Anyway, he's calling it Encryptic these days, and when it's working he plans to have it available for free to those who want it. Hopefully, he'll get it done some day, but it's really just a side project since he works full time.
MadJak91 30th Jun 2019, 1:04 PM edit delete reply
MadJak91
Okay! That is different from the usual stuff like Elves are super secretive and hidden from humans because they understand everything better and humans are jerks. Here they pretty much fully used their magic where they could.
And if I get it right then the atrocities were later written as fairy tales and myths and forgotten over time by humans and turned into just that. That is kind of cool :D

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Some time ago, like a year maybe, I have written a lot on how Java effed up some stuff and exactly what he pointed out to you. Ultimately I do not blame Java programmers but the way all that hype happened but then I also look at Android and I cry.
I have only used Java Script (btw, they have nothing to do with each other) in gaming applications so other kinds of mess largely avoid me for now :D

Yeah. Pretty much most stuff is difficult to do well and it is lot about experience and trying out various projects. They are called languages. It does not matter what you know since the only difference is syntax. To communicate it. It is about how you can offer solutions and get the job done. It is about algorithms and experience. Syntax is the difference you need to look up and simply use. And from those some are simply more fit for the job and maybe with better support overal.
Bjarne Stroustrup said: "There are only two kinds of languages: The ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses."
So ya, good luck to him :D
BlueDragon 30th Jun 2019, 1:37 PM edit delete reply
BlueDragon
LOL! That quote is funny.

Oof, I'm kinda scared about where technology is going. I've been reading too much Philip K Dick...and everyone else hasn't been reading enough of him to be more paranoid. We'll see what happens.

Yeah, I don't blame the programmers: they just kinda inherited the mess from the pioneers (who, in turn, were really amazing but had no idea how big the whole thing would blow up: you can't always plan infrastructure...sometimes, but new frontiers are hard to predict.)

It's kinda like how things just get created and the structure is so big that it's pretty much impossible to tear down and start again, so you just have to find ways to patch it and mend and keep the structure together XD

It's a lot like the stock market XD Just kidding.


Kinda XD
MadJak91 3rd Jul 2019, 12:55 PM edit delete reply
MadJak91
Yeah. I think it would need a long reply that would be completely (!onTopic) so maybe when it is relevant :>
Marcel 1st Jul 2019, 10:21 PM edit delete reply
Marcel
Well, you've probably noticed from my recent comments that I've been binge reading and have finally caught up. Yay! That's been a goal, but now I have to wait for you to post the next page. I've gotta tell ya, I'm subscribed to over 100 comics on this site. My algorithm for reading them all is to read from the stack of recently updated comics from the bottom up. Your intermission let your comic sink in the list to where I could latch on to it. That's the secret to getting me to read your comic, DON'T UPDATE! LOL!
BlueDragon 3rd Jul 2019, 3:12 AM edit delete reply
BlueDragon
Oh man! I gotta make sure I keep that up XD

I don't know how some people do it! They update like two or three times a week, and I have trouble doing it once a week o_O And their art is usually 100% better than mine XD

But...I guess it's really more two pages a week since I'm redoing all the earlier Acts...and I do Youtube videos now (not GOOD ones XD But you know, everyone wants to be a Youtuber. {I don't want to be a "Youtuber."})