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The Crimson Diamond Gazette #23

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September 2020

Hello, dear readers! Happy September! I really love our short-lived autumns here in Canada. I'll try to enjoy it while it lasts. I hope all's well with you!

image of the jitter stylus cursor issue. Also a link to a timestamped video!

The Crimon Diamond's development has been a bit stalled, thanks to my attempt to upgrade my hardware from the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 to the Microsoft Surface Book 3. Among other issues, the cursor jitters when using the stylus (Microsoft Slim Pen) with the Microsoft Book 3 -- So much as to be unusable (here's what it looks like). I've been spending a great deal of time troubleshooting and acquiring and testing other stylus peripherals. Microsoft says the stylus may be defective, so I'm exchanging it for a new one. Fingers crossed!


Link to video clip of my Photoshop revelation on Twitter

Here's something lovely that happened since last gazette: Cabel Sasser, co-founder of Panic, caught one of my earlier art dev streams (this one) and related very strongly to the Photoshop epiphany I experienced -- An epiphany that wouldn't have happened, if not for some some helpful Twitch viewers! Cabel asked me if he could edit a clip to put on Twitter, and here it is. It's currently been viewed about 49k times, which is amazing to me! I've really loved reading people' comments on the thread. Apparently this feeling of "indigant relief" is pretty common :).


photo of me and my new green screen!

I got myself a green screen kit for streaming! I showed it on the Sept 15 stream and I'm writing this the same night, so I don't have the VOD available on Youtube yet. Here's a link to the stream on Twitch, but it'll only be up for 60 days! The stream crashed a couple times so it's up on Twitch in segments. Sorry about that.

Streaming happens on Tuesdays at 8pm EDT on my Twitch channel and Dan's channel. We alternate between game art and game music streams! I do a pre-stream stream when Dan is in charge (from 8-8:30pm) to give a general update on The Crimson Diamond progress and share a craft or two, then we raid him!

roland mt-32 animation

Dan uses his genuine Roland MT-32 to compose TCD's music, just like in the old days! He does a fantastic job with it, and composes live on stream!


Photo of my ceramic sculpture


Here's another one of my many hobbies -- Sculpting! Well, I've only sculpted this one bust, but I want to do more! Here's a timestamp on a Youtube video where I show the entire process.


link to Canadian diamond find article


DID YOU KNOW: There are actually diamonds in northern Ontario! And some pretty spectacular ones, as that! This month this incredible news story was broadcast on CTV, of a flawless 102-carat diamond that was discovered in the Victor Diamond mine. That's not to say that Crimson, Ontario has diamonds... But it's possible ;).


Animated gif of Albert unpacking


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Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful September :).

-- JM