This is my desktop. Everything seams to be in order. BUT WHAT IS THAT.
IN THE CORNER.
I’ve started to keep my plans secret (see the “Things TF2 taught me” blogpost). I find that if I begin to tell people what I’m going to do I don’t do it. I believe Garry Newman had once posted on this. He said that if you tell people that you’re going to do something, then it’s like you’ve already done it. People have already said “ooooo that sounds cool can’t wait” and that registers the same as the “ooooo this is cool” you get once you’ve finished the actual project.
And I think this is second highest causality to my projects, the first being loss of interest. I can’t even remember the how many times I said I was going to do something, soaked up the praise, and then didn’t do it. So that’s it. You’re not hearing shit about the TF2 map I’m making… wait… fuck.
It’s even worse when I do it to myself. I start imagining myself on TV, with an award in my hand, talking about my inspiration for making it, how I used ideas from my childhood. How I never thought I’d be so famous (and outright lie when you think about it) or that I’d have enough money to do nothing for the rest of my life. And then wham. I’ve already gotten the satisfaction of doing something when I’ve done nothing, and my erotic fan fiction between the hot girl in my school and the nerdy girl never gets off the ground.
So about that document. I have this friend who helped me with school and stuff. I wanted to give her something nice for her birthday. We have this joke about her obsession with Julian Casablancas, so I wanted to make her a demotivational poster about him. I “finished” it, even if I don’t think the catch-lines are the best. There’s a frame in the corner of my desk, waiting for it. All I have to do is print out several copies, put one in the frame, the rest in the folder, and give it to her before dicking about until Christmas.
The punch line is that her birthday was in august.
So two days ago there was a Team Fortress update. So fuck it, here’s my opinion:
1: The custom decal items will be abused (Inb4 penis kills). That’s a no brainier, and it’s kinda cheap of Valve to force us to buy “Decal Kits” when we’ve bought the sign from the store. Like really guys, can’t you atleast give us a decal kit free with every sign?
2: The slow motion feature for replays is really cool, and I can foresee some really snazzy replays in the future. I still have a feeling we’re going to get shitty frag videos were the speed hops around with every camera angle like a Vlogger hyped up on sugar. Oh! and there was also a shaking feature added… so take what you want from that.
3. Valve gave everyone a free paper hat. It looks rather ugly, but the goodnews is that you can craft two of ‘em together to make a new one. I got “The Heavy Duty Rag”. And it only cost me 1.33 refined, which is actually about how much the hat is worth.
4. They added a birdcage for the pyro. It looks alright, but I still like my Glove. Speaking of Pyro stuff, I’m looking for a Stock Broker’s Scarf for my…
5. New Extra Misc. Slot. So now you have have your Deus Specs and your Silver Dueling badge AT THE SAME TIME MISC SLOT-CEPTION. Unfortunally items are organized into “Chest” and “Face” meaning I can’t wear my dueling badge and future Stock Brokers Scarf.
6. The Pyro can now equip the Reserve Shooter. It honestly doesn’t matter to me; I use my shotgun to finish off people out of range, making my six shots very valuable.
7. The Widowmaker now takes 30 metal per shot. So now I can use it without ballsing up!
8. The Shortstop got a reload speed nerf. Affecting only bad players, as the general consensus is that the Scattergun is the best.
9. Steam Workshop has been added, making it easier for users to subit their created items to TF2.
Meaning more people will create items.
Meaning More Weapons & Hats
Meaning More money to valve….
Meaning they have more time to make more Weapons and Ha-