My friend 1337’s exhibition and my own artistic struggles

My friend 1337's exhibition and my own artistic struggles


Let me take you back to the year 2000. It was late at night and I sat alone bathing in the soft light of my computer monitor. Death played on the screen in the form of HalfLife Deathmatch – a first person shooter game. I was SoulThief and that game was my escape from the world. Among my online friends was a player named FrankBooth. For the uninitiated let me tell you that


  1. Wow, that’s an excellent model of a city thus far! I can’t wait to see the finished project of it, good job! 🙂
    And the story of your friend’s exhibit reminded me that art is just a very subjective thing in general, some people will “get it” and feel an emotional connection to it, however some will totally miss the point of it. 133T should not worry about the critic, it comes with the territory of anything artistic. The positive is that the woman who gave her energies to a negative response was still moved enough to voice something about the display, in spite of it being negative. I like to believe that it’s worse when people scoff and walk away, without a comment. To me, a lack of any comment means that the art wasn’t worth the slightest of thought, not even I grumble. I personally much rather get the comment of “Your writing sucks!” than nothing at all, because it means the person read it and felt compelled to express some emotion over it. even though it’s not the idea emotion I sought for. I know, I’m weird! =p

    1. Thanks for the compliment 🙂 And very, very true about the lady’s comment 🙂 I would hope that one day my own art moves people to comment – one way or another. I ended up telling Matt a quote (probably misquote) from an old comedy that has an old man saying to a friend “They laughed at Galileo. They laughed at Newton. They laughed at Einstein. Why won’t they laugh at me?!?” 🙂

  2. Coincidences are strange fellows. My father when a boy lived with his family in William Street, just a few doors down from the Crown St intersection. And another coincidence, you and I are both Shire lads.
    Great you could meet your mate after such a long friendship in cyberspace. Happy days.

    1. The world is made up of coincidences 🙂 I guess that is one reason life is so interesting 🙂

  3. Looking forward to your novel ^_^ especially the character on Pari…I do hope that she will have a happy ending. I know life is full of ups and downs, but life is hard enough so why make a fictitious character suffers too? Then again, it is your story, it is your call. You will decide the ending ^_- All the best! ^_^

    1. The joy of a story is in the struggle. Pari’s will be sufficiently epic I hope 🙂 As to a happy ending, I have found that these characters live a life of their own as the writing is underway. One character in the book really surprised me with their death. I did not see it coming. And I am the author! LOL Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. wonderful to meet a friend from internet!
    good start of the city. nice flowing layout of houses and streets.
    as to the random select in blender. it works like so:
    go into edit mode. put the mode of what you want select (vertex, edge or face,, face works best in most cases). then in the select menu choose “random”, and before doing anything else hit F6 key. this brings up a little pop up menu, where you can set a percentage (the default is 50%) of the number of faces, say, that will be randomly selected. when you cange the number you will see the selection changes. you can also switch to deselect randomly, if you wish to (when you had a selection previously)…
    in case your city are several objects, and you want select randomly from them, i think you need first join them (= select them all and press ctrl J or choose join in object menu). after having edited them together you can, if you wish, separate them again.
    keys pressed shown in tutorials are often custom keys, as most users do not like blenders default keys. i edited my keyset up too…

    1. Thankyou! That is precisely the answer I needed. Sometimes it is really difficult to follow tutorials, probably for exactly the reason you state. 🙂 Thanks 🙂

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