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Monday, September 5, 2016

Thanks for participating :V


Finally we got the 10 answers to each of the questions from the event! Thanks to everyone that participated, your answers are very useful for me. They tell me a little bit more about what you think and want. ^^

As promised here's the reward character:




Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand also, here's a video of the next character to become public: Tye Kelly.




He'll be released later this month. ^^

Have fun!


Friday, August 26, 2016

And here's the best part ;D (Day 5/5)

Hello, I've been VERY busy lately and I haven't had the proper time to update everything u_u. You may have noticed that I've reduced this event from 10 to 5 days of questions, I think 10 was a lot for 1 event, so I'll save the other five questions for another event in the future. Good news for people waiting for the prize character I'll be releasing from this event is that this since event has worked very nicely, it will be released very soon after this post questions have been answered. Thanks everybody for participating, I've read all of your answers and they're helping me get to know you more and implement some positive changes in the future. 

Today's topic is "My first time..." on MUGEN :V

I've known of the MUGEN concept for many years but I think it was around 2010 when I first saw a NSFW edit of a male character. The first characters I saw were videos from youtube where I saw edits from こうすけ (Kamijo Toma) and a video of Yuki vs Kuromaru. These videos are now gone from youtube, you may already know that youtube doesn't support NSFW stuff. (Everything NSFW will eventually be gone from there, unless they're unlisted I think).  Also there were Kaisar_p3's edits from forums I don't remember now (Megaman, CVS Ryo Sakazaki). 

I started collecting every male NSFW character I could from everywhere and enjoyed playing these edited characters. Until one day, after finding out there weren't more... and SO MANY female ones, I decided to give it a try. 

So then I began researching on how to make my own edits. xD It took me some time, as it started as a hobby... Hahah, now that we're talking about first times, I want to share with you guys my first EVER attempt on pixelart and MUGEN character editing...

Prepare yourself...

to...

cringe!!

 


I won't even make a character post for it xD, if you want it simply download it from the link above.

It certainly has become a long journey from the time I did that Shinji edit. I keep learning everyday new stuff... It's all about patience, energy, motivation and time. ^^ I encourage you to try it sometime.

Also I wanted to highlight and share with you the characters I mentioned before (and some others that were edited before I started editing). Let's call them the pioneer characters from the male NSFW content. I thank a lot these people for showing me that this is possible. 




(I consider this person as an indirect teacher, even though we have always had problems with the language barrier xD)




Yuki by ???
(I remember seeing a forum where they posted this edited character long ago, I think it was a group of people who edited this character but I can't find the source)




(Another friend who used to edit MUGEN characters)








Rock Howard by ???




Megaman by Kaisar_p3




Ryo Sakazaki by Kaisar_p3
(Thank you e307 for re-uploading, even Kaisar lost it some time ago)




Bridget (Yes, this is male) by ???
(I would like to know who this editor is, it's a very complete and well done edited character)




Bianca's son by ???
(Few animations but very well done. I'd love to know who did them)




Chris by Kross



Also, some of these characters mentioned above have a little edit from me as seen in the following screenshots. :3 If you want to download them click on their names to find their DL link at their respective character post. 







On a final note, I've removed the message box on the left side of the blog. It was getting very messy :/ so many random people spamming publicity and negativity. If you want to ask me anything you can always send me an email. (Same email address as always: thebluekim@hotmail.com)



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Okay, time to throw the last questions. Remember we need 10 different people to answer them. After that, the event character will be released. After the event's over the character post will be updated with the download link here

Event rules:

  • Comment each post with the matching question. For example, to answer today's questions just write your answers in the comments from THIS post.
  • Please answer sincerely. This information will help me to get to know you guys and know where to invest more of my efforts.
  • Try to use an alias or username when commenting your answer. Please.
  • Please avoid spamming. I wouldn’t want to stop doing these events because 1 person would spam answers just to get the 10 minimum people.


Even if there are already 10 answers from other people and you want to tell me your thoughts PLEASE do so. Everything helps.

Today I'll ask you to remember...




EVENT QUESTIONS 5 / 5

Since when and how did you find out about MUGEN NSFW (R-18+) content?

Which ones were the first male NSFW  MUGEN characters that you ever saw and where?

I want to read your story :]






Sunday, August 7, 2016

And here's the best part ;D (Day 4/5)

Hies :]

Today's three words: Frankenspriting, Recycling and Tracing.

If there's something I've learned in this time editing MUGEN characters it's definitevely that: Pixel art is hard.

There is so much to learn when it comes to drawing sprites (Learning about anatomy, positions, sizes, shading, etc.). There are talented people who can draw in this style without problems, and then there's people like me. People that struggle, practice and learn every day. I guess I consider myself a decent (not perfect, but decent) spriter thanks to my experience (didn't really study for this lol), even though I frankensprite a lot (the term "frankensprite" refers to combining parts of other sprites to create a new one). I mean, I don't literally just chop off one leg and one arm to another head and torso and call it a day, lol, there's a lot of detailing after that. I'm just saying the base of my work is from frankenspriting, or at least that's how I begin. Very few times I've done the sprites from scratch (even though after frankenspriting it takes as much time as doing a sprite from 0).

Now, I'm a little conflicted myself because of this other term I'd like to talk about: "recycling sprites". (Recycling a sprite means when you re-use 1 exact same sprite for different type of animation) I've always tried to avoid it because I'm always trying to make different sprites for each animation and character. I'm not against people who do this, it's just that I wouldn't normally do it because I like to show variety and sometimes one sprite is made exactly for a certain compatible-animation so sometimes it would look weird if you re-use it and  leave it untouched for another animation. I would like to know what you people think of recycling sprites, please answer the question at the bottom of this post. :] Maybe I should start recycling sprites and that would make every release faster (but at the same time, the animations might look a little weird).

To look at examples of recycled sprites I'll share some of  CLUBDOGMApa's princesajin, (and maybe others' please correct me if I'm wrong) versions of some characters. These characters have recycled animations to make them compatible with Minotaur. (It seems some sprites have been frankensprited and traced too xD) I'm also adding their download links at their posts. Consider downloading and trying these characters to answer the question of the event.


Sengoku Manjimaru's "Pain Horse" animation was recycled into this Minotaur-compatible animation.




Ryu's "Doggystyle" animation was recycled into this Minotaur-compatible animation.





Shun's "Doggystyle" animation was recycled into this Minotaur-compatible animation.




Thor's "Tentacle Hug" animation was recycled into this Minotaur-compatible animation.




And Joe Higashi's "Tentacle Trap" animation was recycled into this Minotaur-compatible animation.




Here are the links to their character posts:








Okay now, tracing. Tracing when you take a sprite from an already edited character and then you adapt it to another character (Almost as copy-pasting). I'd like to say that I feel flattered by some of these edits that have been traced of my own edits. I mean, if someone else is tracing my work, I might be doing decent sprites, right? x] I'd like to mention and show these traced sprites I've found over the internet :P




Anubis Cruger "Piledriver" (this is not a character, they're only sprites/animations afaik) by Anubis-Kruger
I think I've seen those legs and penis before... oh yeah! Robin's xD.













The first traced animation that I ever found was this. Kamijo Toma's "Stuck in the Wall" animation by こうすけ, looks like a familiar butt ( like p3hero's, one of my debut character edits). :3





And yeah, of course I've traced an animation before, lol:




So to make it clear, I'm okay with people tracing my animations. At the same time I'd love to see more creativity from character editors ^^. For example, I really personally liked these characters edits that were released in the past months: 








Can't wait to see more updates on these characters. Keep up the good work! :D

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Very well, time to throw the questions of the day. Remember 10 different people need to answer to every question I'll be asking for the next days. If you achieve that, I'll release a character never seen before who has around 13 NSFW compatible animations. I've added his preliminary post here.

Event rules:

  • Comment each post with the matching question. For example, to answer this first questions just write your answers in the comments from THIS post.
  • Please answer sincerely. This information will help me to get to know you guys and know where to invest more of my efforts.
  • Try to use an alias or username when commenting your answer. Please.
  • Please avoid spamming. I wouldn’t want to stop doing these events because 1 person would spam answers just to get the 10 needed people.


Even if there are already 10 answers from other people and you want to tell me your thoughts PLEASE do so. Everything helps.




EVENT QUESTIONS 4 / 5

Should I start recycling my own sprites when I edit a character to add more compatibility?
 (even though the animations may look repetitive)
or
 Should I keep on doing different animations for different moves?
(even if it would take longer)





Monday, August 1, 2016

And here's the best part ;D (Day 3/5)

Hello~


It seems today is going to be a DC comics day.

I updated the posts of Robin, Nightwing, The Joker and Superboy. Also updated their download links, Nightwing has three more animations and I retouched some of Robin's sprites. And of course, Superboy's public link is today. :D













(yes, finally)


Also announcing that the most recent winner of the patreon polls was another DC comics character:



Yup, the night itself. Batman. 
I've just started working on him, so it'll take some time untill it becomes public, as you already might know how it works. For now Patrons will be able to get it first. 

Actually there are some characters I'll release now that Superboy is available for everyone. I'll tell you more of them in some days.  ^^


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Kkay, straight to the question of the day. Remember 10 different people need to answer to every question I'll be asking for the next days. If you achieve that, I'll release a character never seen before who has around 13 NSFW compatible animations. 

Event rules:

  • Comment each post with the matching question. For example, to answer this first questions just write your answers in the comments from THIS post.
  • Please answer sincerely. This information will help me to get to know you guys and know where to invest more of my efforts.
  • Try to use an alias or username when commenting your answer. Please.
  • Please avoid spamming. I wouldn’t want to stop doing these events because 1 person would spam answers just to get the 10 needed people.


Even if there are already 10 answers from other people and you want to tell me your thoughts PLEASE do so. Everything helps.




EVENT QUESTIONS 3 / 5

In your opinion, what's the most popular 2D (pixelart) fighting game?

Also, which is your personal favorite characters from a 2D fighting game?

*As in OFFICIAL (not fanmade) 2D game, such as Guilty Gear, King of Fighters, Street Fighter, Capcom vs SNK, Marvel Vs Capcom, etc*