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Devastatingly Romantic Endearing Tale - Ch01 Pg01 by darien13 Devastatingly Romantic Endearing Tale - Ch01 Pg01 :icondarien13:darien13 0 0
Literature
Like the waters of Nazare
It’s crystal clear in times of peaceful stillness.
It lightly ripples in the changing winds.
And it bubbles just before the waves.
As many times as you think you’d rather not be trapped in those waters,
It calls to you in a moment of beauty.
It draws you in with the promise that it will be just like this moment, but better.
Then the waves come, crashing against you.
It effortlessly pushes back against everything you give to it.
Somehow you remember it better than it was.
It’s not something that can ever really belong to you…
Even if that’s your desire.
Even if it makes that promise to you.
Like all things in the present, those moments become the past.
In the end, you have to come back to shore.
Will the water miss you when you're gone?
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Devastatingly Romantic Endearing Tale - Volume 01 by darien13 Devastatingly Romantic Endearing Tale - Volume 01 :icondarien13:darien13 0 0 For Your Hard Work Today by darien13 For Your Hard Work Today :icondarien13:darien13 3 0
Literature
The Baslo Combo
Keeping a gentle quiet smile
All to herself
She floats beneath the lights
Of the sushi express
She gives me receipts with
a brush of her fingers
Her voice is like music
The thought of her lingers
With fluffy tempura
And toro nigiri
In my heart and soul
I come up with a theory
I don’t know who noticed who first
I stole a glance
She showed me extra affection
A shy romance
I catch myself staring at glasses
Playful quirks
I remember hair ties, reddish nails,
and striped shirts
It’s not that I can’t help it
I seek her whole
To choose it all
Down to The Style of her Soul
Whether sockeye sashimi
Or 6/49
The thing I want mostly is
For her to be mine
I risk my own composure
By taking the lead
I give her time, space, and trust
Whatever she needs
She giggles and smiles
Parting hair from her face
We fall deeper each time
As I go at her pace
Keeping a gentle quiet smile
All to ourselves
We float beneath the lights
Of the sushi express
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Devastatingly Romantic Endearing Tale - Ch01 Pg01
The target benchmark and first page for my manga.
I'm working on this project over at www.patreon.com/prelucid
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It’s crystal clear in times of peaceful stillness.
It lightly ripples in the changing winds.
And it bubbles just before the waves.

As many times as you think you’d rather not be trapped in those waters,
It calls to you in a moment of beauty.
It draws you in with the promise that it will be just like this moment, but better.

Then the waves come, crashing against you.
It effortlessly pushes back against everything you give to it.
Somehow you remember it better than it was.

It’s not something that can ever really belong to you…
Even if that’s your desire.
Even if it makes that promise to you.

Like all things in the present, those moments become the past.
In the end, you have to come back to shore.
Will the water miss you when you're gone?
Keeping a gentle quiet smile
All to herself
She floats beneath the lights
Of the sushi express

She gives me receipts with
a brush of her fingers
Her voice is like music
The thought of her lingers

With fluffy tempura
And toro nigiri
In my heart and soul
I come up with a theory

I don’t know who noticed who first
I stole a glance
She showed me extra affection
A shy romance

I catch myself staring at glasses
Playful quirks
I remember hair ties, reddish nails,
and striped shirts

It’s not that I can’t help it
I seek her whole
To choose it all
Down to The Style of her Soul

Whether sockeye sashimi
Or 6/49
The thing I want mostly is
For her to be mine

I risk my own composure
By taking the lead
I give her time, space, and trust
Whatever she needs

She giggles and smiles
Parting hair from her face
We fall deeper each time
As I go at her pace

Keeping a gentle quiet smile
All to ourselves
We float beneath the lights
Of the sushi express

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Jacob3908 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
I did love the "World Seed" concept.
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Jacob3908 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Oh, and thanks for the watch.
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Jacob3908 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Sorry, you're mention of SAO and the metaverse made me look out the window with a dreamy look in my eye.

I agree, they're not out of the woods yet and Facebook could easily f*** this up. I believe in this project though, and don't want anyone else to lose heart. Facebook gets to stick around for another decade, we get a better and more affordable product, and Luckey gets to see his dream become reality. Everyone wins.

Don't worry, in time we're gonna see some nice diversity in the market.
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darien13 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not upset or even mad. I'm concerned.

As far as hardware goes, there will be advantages because pretty much every insider has commented on custom hardware as opposed to just buying what's available. I know there are plans to embed Android, and I hope that means it will be hackable/rootable. We wouldn't want a cat&mouse game where people have to jailbreak a device just to use it the way we like. As long as it's the best we can get, people will buy it. This is an absolute. It's funny because some people think that others who don't appreciate the fact that we get better hardware (& Oculus doesn't die), are being shortsighted, but there's absolutely no rationale in arguing that VR is facing some apocalyptic threat from people who don't want Facebook mingling with something they like. The cat is out of the bag and VR is ripe.

Now the software + metaverse is what really concerns me. This is what people are actually fighting for when they complain about this. If Oculus SDK comes with a built in ecosystem, it can be forced upon users simply through the user license. Even right now I'm not allowed to modify Oculus SDK without notifying Oculus. There's already regulation there. With Facebook as a parent company, I'm just hoping it won't be mandatory to go through a similar situation like with Apple in that all apps have to be approved and meet strict guidelines. I can see why Oculus dropped out of the VR standards-group now. Palmer's promises that things won't go sour are impossible to make. Even the ones he made are semantic at best. Yeah we won't need to log into Facebook, but for all we know, they can make a different platform that you'll have to log into. It will be called something else. There have not been promises about not collecting data and not monetizing your experience in a creepy way. Imagine walking through a virtual mall and a random NPC comes up and tells you that your friend purchased something erotic, and then he tries to sell it to you too. Now imagine that it wasn't true at all, but you would really have no way of knowing. Facebook has done that in the past. People have reported accounts of DEAD people "liking" things.

There's no sense in panicking though. Right now, and I kind of feel it like a current in a river, there's a call to developers to start building that metaverse infrastructure themselves. That's the market solution to the problem of Facebook's control. We already have Bitcoin, torrents, and other peer-to-peer technology and the very idea of this was introduced in Sword Art Online. A seed that spawns worlds by several different groups, with transferable characters/items/stats. So the avatar version of you will be ubiquitous in every online virtual experience. I believe that's what Oculus wanted, but Facebook's way of doing it will definitely infringe upon the openness of that vision. Without competition, there's no reason for them to do things better, so I feel that's the task at hand, and it's one I'm tempted to work on.
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Jacob3908 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
So, what are your thoughts on Facebook buying Oculus Rift?

A lot of people on the internet have been pretty upset. I've been running around telling people that it's not the end of the world, but what do you think this'll mean for the Oculus and the industry?
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