Thursday, August 10, 2023
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Hey it's tom again, just wanted to write real quick about the new look for my personal website. I thought the original design was a bit too on-your-face, a bit too edgy perhaps. My original vision was to make it look like one of these old gothic websites that I vibe with a lot, while painting it in a fresh new coat of paint, but I ended up making it look like some sort of torture chamber, with all the chains in the banner n stuff. I was gonna add some cheap fire gif to the bottom of the screen, but thankfully I forgot to do so. I personally thought it looked awesome, but upon further reflection earlier today I realized it could be too much for some people. Recently I found out that subtlety goes a long way, so I decided to sorta redesign the website, remove a buncha unnecessary decorations and double down on the old web aesthetic (haha yeah right, with that
css grid flexbox you FOOL you're using) and honestly I think it looks better and more in line with my original vision this time.
I have my grievances with the whole old web shtick (mostly because of how toxic the community surrounding it can be), as much as I appreciate the dedication to preserving the sense of online individualism big corporations have eventually taken away with mainstream social media, but I think going with that old-looking layout was the best thing I could've done with my website at this current state.
yeah that's it, i don't really have much more to say. thanks for listening.
update i kinda fucked up the sidebar scaling but i will fix this later sorry ok bye
update 2 fuck it i fixed it now lol (flexbox sux use grid instead)
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Hey, it's me tom. I'm very much busy with [eugh] online summer school right now (my grades are good I swear), so I haven't been able to work on creating things, or composing music, let alone drawing for ArtFight. Sorry to any fellow artístes (artists in French) who were expecting revenges from me. Yeah, it's nowhere on otter.men that I'm doing ArtFight, but it's not that I've even had the time to work on any attacks at all anyways. People are doing attacks for my young chainsmoker man dek and, while I absolutely love it, it sucks that I can't really "fight" back or do something cool in return, and I really don't wanna seem like one of these art whores who hoard art and do nothing, it is the "art trade game" after all. I do plan to draw for the peeps, probably outside of AF, but best I can do is show you their drawings, they're super cool and I'm glad they took the time of day to envision their own depictions of my characters.
Now for rambling about another subject: rIght now I'm listening to
Lil Ugly Mane Akira S & as Garotas Que Erraram, but a bit ago (a day maybe) on a quest to find cool new music to study to, I stumbled upon the weird and experimental house scene of Russia. I had already known about AL-90 (Code-915913 is one of my favorite electronic albums of all-time, but that's another can-of-soup I'm willing to talk about another day), but I found the works of Paul Hares and 88b. through my streaming service of choice and instantly fell in love. Fascinated, I looked up their names on RateYourMusic (like I do as usual) and stumbled across this list for Russian outsider dance music, along with a link to an article about the scene. It's an interesting read, you should check it out. Of course, I haven't had the time to do proper research, meaning that I don't have much to talk about, so I'll just leave these links here for now.
Ok I should get back to studying, see ya.