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Comment on #1193 Meanwhile, earlier of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 10 Nov 2015 05:11 pm
This game recommendation brought to you by the society of people who don't have enough time/money/PC power for Fallout 4.
Comment on #1193 Meanwhile, earlier of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 10 Nov 2015 02:40 pm
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So I've been visiting Tumblr semi-regularly for the last little while, and last months these two cartoon skeletons started popping up everywhere in little comics and animations and stuff. For a while I thought it was just a halloween thing, but after several weeks someone finally included the characters' names - they're called Sans and Papyrus - and I was able to google them. This brought me to a bunch of pages of fonts. Googling 'Sans and Papyrus skeletons' however led me to discover that they're from a game called Undertale.

Undertale is an RPG where you don't have to kill anyone, and it's wonderful. The graphics are kind of SNES style (which is how indie games achieve an appealing look with a limited budget and a small team of artists, this one looks a bit like Earthbound) and the music is good catchy chiptunes, but where Undertale really shines is in the writing. As I said, you can finish the game without killing anyone, so there are several actions you can take in the 'combat' screen to bring you to a peaceful resolution, and these are often very funny. As you progress you can also befriend boss enemies, and while they don't follow you around in an adventuring party kind of way you can actually explore each friendship a bit and get to know the characters better. There's Sans and Papyrus the skeleton brothers (Sans likes puns, Papyrus likes Papyrus), a fish lady called Undyne who's basically Martok from Deep Space Nine, an anime-loving dinosaur scientist with social anxiety and the celebrity-obsessed robot she created, plus the king, the queen, and a host of supporting characters. They're an awfully sweet and lovable bunch and in the best ending you help two of them get together as a couple, and it's the dorkiest, cutest thing ever.

The game has a couple of different endings based on how many monsters you kill in your playthrough, and as well as the whole friendship thing there are also a couple of dialogues exploring being able to save your game as a sci-fi concept.

I finished it with the best ending in two days, and while it's not a long game that was a whole afternoon and a whole morning dedicated to play. It's laugh-out-loud funny, narratively satisfying, and just super cute. No wonder Tumblr loves it.
Comment on #131 "Even less if you consider that I made up the latin" of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 07 Nov 2015 12:26 pm
Ha, thanks. Just wait until we start introducing wizards and stuff, that's when the latin starts getting REALLY made up!
Comment on #1192 Enter Cat Blimp of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 03 Nov 2015 03:31 pm
So a lot of what we're doing in this story is setting up a whole bunch of World changes for the next story. We want the characters to be a bit more mobile, and what better way of doing that than giving Maisy an adorable little zeppelin to fly around in?

Some day we'll have plushies of everything.

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I've been following a YouTube channel called Every Frame A Painting for the last while. It's really interesting, it's basically a film student dissecting bits of cinema, pointing out techniques and conventions, going into the history of certain common scenes and motifs. The videos are fairly short and very well-narrated and there's a decent breadth of subject matter covered. The one I'm going to link you to covers a cultural term I've used in the comic above which a lot of you probably understand but which may need some explanation for our international audience; What is Bayhem?
Comment on #1191 8Ball of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 31 Oct 2015 12:26 pm
Well that's poopy butts being dragged all over the walls, hope things pick up for you soon.

Something you said caught with me here: DO assume you have friends. Friends who are busy and have their own shit to deal with, sure, but still friends who think about you probably about as much as you think about them and would be happy to talk on the phone for a little while or play a game or something. Depression fucks with your ability to evaluate yourself properly and being poor makes it a hell of a lot worse. Just because the good stuff's invisible to you right now doesn't mean it isn't there or that it can't touch you. Keep in mind your perception's being fucked with.

Also, check your messages
Comment on #1191 8Ball of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 29 Oct 2015 07:08 am
Typography's a pretty dorky thing to get excited about, but we're all about mental health any more though and accepting personal dorkiness is part of that. I like www.dafont.com because it gives you a lot of options to filter your search by, including legibility at small sizes and different types of license agreements if you can't afford to pay for commercial fonts. Great resource for designers. Poe's previous font was called Augusta, which is a nice gothic style font but works better at sizes above 18pt so isn't ideal for dialogue.

It's a niche interest so I'm not going to write a big essay, but it's not one anybody's alone in so as you say, Yay fonts!

I actually played a pretty good indie game a while back called Type:Rider. It's a 2D platformer, you play as a colon (the : symbol, not the anatomical part) and the levels are themed around different typefaces. You collect letters and learn about the history of typography from the Gutenberg press up to the modern day. It's all very stylish, and challenging enough to be fun without ever getting truly difficult and is just a really nice well-presented little history lesson. http://store.steampowered.com/app/258890/
Comment on #1191 8Ball of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 27 Oct 2015 08:43 am
Went and found a more readable font for Poe, this one's called BlackChancery. Poe's neck is longer than it was last time we saw him on account of his continuing magical mutation, so it's logical that his voice would be a bit different and not a continuity error at all. Odds are you didn't even notice the typeface had changed anyway, but some of our readers are cartoonists or graphic designers themselves so it's nice to share resources, especially open-license ones. The standard NtK dialogue font is Sunday Comics by Blambot

Today's whitespace Neko is kind of apropos of nothing, but it gave me an excuse to draw him in his pink wig again.
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Checking our site stats it looks like we're climbing back up to the sort of audience figures we were getting before the nekothekitty.net domain name crashed, so thanks to everyone who's been sharing and letting people know that the comic's still updating at nekothekitty.smackjeeves.com

I actually got a lovely email the other day from someone who used to read NtK in high school and only recently discovered that it's updating again. They didn't say how long ago high school was for them but contextual clues indicate at least a couple of years and they were looking forward to catching up. I love it when that happens.
Comment on #1190 There, now you don't have to read the last book. of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 21 Oct 2015 11:57 am
Yeah, not a lot we can do about that until I'm in a paying job again unfortunately.
Comment on #1190 There, now you don't have to read the last book. of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 21 Oct 2015 09:01 am
Keno doesn't have his father's flair for making up stories. He makes up for it by actually doing stuff, but he's still not good at stories.

Whitespace Neko is kind of doing his own thing lately, and actually sticking with the old Monday Wednesday Friday update schedule. There's a bunch of Whitespace Neko strips at omgnekothekitty.tumblr.com and you can see the latest one ahead of the Tumblr page updating by voting for Neko the Kitty at Top Web Comics

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Incidentally I'm still getting people asking when the website is going to be back, so I need your help spreading the word that while nekothekitty.net isn't working for the time being, the comic is still updating at nekothekitty.smackjeeves.com we've put out several notices about this on Facebook, but not all our readers are signed up to the NtK Facebook page, and even so our posts only show up in the newsfeeds of about 10% of the registered members unless we pay for it because Facebook are assholes like that.

Siddhartha is one of the names of the Buddha. I haven't met him, but I read the novel Siddhartha by Herman Hesse a while back, which is a retelling of the legend for western audiences. It's nice, it's a very gentle calming read which changes tremendously if you read everything the main character says aloud in the most sarcastic-sounding voice you can imagine.
Comment on #1189 Where Were We? of Neko the Kitty
NtKGar, 16 Oct 2015 04:07 am
Whitespace Neko has just updated on TWC, so it's also updated on omgnekothekitty.tumblr.com

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