i'm just a guy making stuff, mainly a video game.
reach me: carado at carado dot moe, or carado on freenode.
things i like
- it's okay to not consume all good things, you're gonna miss most of them anyway.
- anything published is better than anything unpublished.
- it's still shitposting even if it's ironic.
- we'll never be fully satisfied, and that's okay. it's what pushes humans forward.
without a doubt, my favorite video game of all time is Minecraft.
it's not a particularly impressive piece of either technology or art, it's just the best of the very few games in its genre.
UNDERTALE is another classic, a brilliant piece of meaningful narration.
it's a purely singleplayer game, you can safely ignore the community until you've finished it.
Portal is pretty good, Portal 2 too.
i like to spend some time of neat open source games like Openarena,
Teeworlds, or even sometimes more obscure stuff like
Liquid War 5, or
- FTL is an excellent spaceship-fighting paused-real-time roguelite
- Kingdom is a pretty neat almost-textless pretty-pixel-art one-dimension strategy game
- i'm a huge fan of the Advance Wars series of GBA and DS games
i'm currently trying out
it's pretty cool, and
if it doesn't work out, maybe i'll try
- i edit with vim, though i can't say anything bad against emacs, i haven't tried it extensively
- i use the dvorak keyboard layout, with a compose key for non-ascii characters
- for now i've settled on the i3 window manager
there is no good web browser (probly because the web has become a terribly abused and mis-used piece of garbage).
i make do with Palemoon for most stuff, but sometimes a simple surf instance gets the job done.
i used Firefox until it became way too heavy and dependent on Pulseaudio.
let's hope Servo fixes the former, and a fork of that fixes the latter.
- Terry A. Davis's TempleOS is a really impressive piece of software engineering
- for low-level stuff, cool demos, and similar small projects, i still very much like the good old C language
- for performance-critical applications (like games), i'm trying to get used to Rust
- it badly needs some improvements on all fronts, but Haskell is a good start to the route for high-level mathematic abstraction of programming
the "kernel programming language" is the most LISP of all LISP languages (and probably the best one), shame its main implementation is not more actively developped or used.
other scheme-inspired LISPs are cool, and R6RS is probably fine.
- bash scripts are often quite enough to get the job done
- cryptocurrencies (notably ethereum) are proof that civic freedoms can emerge from technology and that the state is slowly becoming mostly obsolete, so that's cool
- Homestuck is probably one of the most important works of the internet, though i'm very far from finishing it.
- i think 17776 is pretty cool
i like to spend some time on /tg/, /pol/, /g/, and i owe my knowledge of a lot of cool stuff to /f/. /adv/ can also be a fascinating window into some people's lives.
also /w/ and /wg/ are pretty comfy and i grab a lot of stuff from there.
- man i really miss /prog/
- all of the destroyallsoftware talks
other cool webcomics include SSSS and
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann remains the most important and emotionally striking piece of art i've ever consumed.
after you've seen it and thought about it for a while, go see the Gurren Lagann Parallel Works.
Serial Experiments Lain is a pre-modern-internet amazing work of speculation and crazy ideas.
once you've seen it, i recommend Digibro's
video analysis of the series.
- Space Dandy is a really cool adventure series with amazingly varied episodes
other cool stuff include Kill La Kill, Kaiba, Steins;Gate, K-on!, Little Witch Academia
- Legend of the Galactic Heroes is a really great space politics-military-space-opera. probly not for everyone.
Pro Crastinators Podcast
is a great podcast by a bunch of youtubers i like who talk about various stuff,
mostly their life as content producers and good friends.
Insufferable Social Media Argument
is a great piece of
comedysocial commentary about the world's most greatest problems, inspired by the defunct
The Biggest Problem In The Universe
the ISMA continues to make me laugh consistently every episode, and that's pretty cool.
much more respectable than the two previous ones, Hello Internet
is a neat little podcast by some dude and CGP Grey.
other misc stuff like
the H.P. Podcraft,
Mumkey Jones' Anime Spectrum Podcast,
all the little PCP members mini-self-podcasts like the digibro decompression chamber, the davoo hadron collider
and shit like that
if you have any interest at all in video games, or even better video game design, you need to go watch all of
i found out about Ross Scott's channel
but i stayed for his excellent
Ross's Game Dungeon
series, a fascinating look into obscure video games; which is what i encourage you to watch. also he's working on a machinima movie.
Digibro (also his
did a great job analysing anime and its history, and has a playlist of his essential
videos to watch on his
are not only a fantastic source of animation, but also a great way to convey ideas
is a minarchist libertarian who talks about politics and news (mainly in the US) and sometimes a bit of occultism; great stuff.
if you can't access his channel, his main videos are on
from old to newest.
- Summoning Salt talks about speedrun history for various games
analyses anime and stuff, and has a greater plan of trying to understand the meaning of "good" and getting 100k subs.
- HippoCrit talks about video games and he's a funny quirky man
does retarded stuff most of the times but sometimes puts out
a really comfy album
does something really niche: he reviews
and i like conlangs, so i like him. that's how it works.
makes videos about computing; and if they're as good as his
then you should probably check the rest if you need help on stuff.
going to saturn
other channel) talks about interesting stuff sometimes
does edgy videos about stuff like religion, pedophilia, or suicide.
also subscribe to
his other channel
too in case youtube gets triggered and deletes his entire main channel again.
doesn't only make memes but also excellent videos about the history of
the entire world
used to make good videos very often. the quality hasn't decreased, but the output has. still, anything in his backlog is pretty good.
- CENU has six videos and i want you to watch this one
talks about military strategy, weapons, and everyday life of the middle-ages and ancient times, if that's what you're into
- FrankJavCee does cool videos and memes about music
- Xidnaf is a cool guy making videos about linguistics
- Demolition D used to do really well-made and entertaining anime reviews, let's hope he comes back one day
Trial of the Golden Witch's
Gay and Dead,
Emotional Anime Raps, and
- the stuff on Endless Jess's bandcamp is pretty good
- Triple-Q does cool anime and video game mashups that i like
FrankJavCee makes really good music albums, the main and best ones being
Volume One and
some anime soundtracks are really good, especially the ones from Kill La Kill, Panty and Stocking,
.hack//sign, Space Dandy
and some stuff from Gurren Lagann and Bakemonogatari.
- video game soundtracks are cool too: those from FTL, UNDERTALE, VVVVVV
- Ken Ashcorp makes few but cool pieces of pop music
The Protomen make really cool narrative albums out of the Megaman/Rockman lore.
when you're checking out their stuff, remember that songs come with their unsung narrative "lyrics" — check out these lyric videos for
the Act I album and
the Act II album.
- i really really want to like vaporwave but i only manage to actually like Blank Banshee's stuff
metal bands i enjoy are Korpiklaani, Grai, some Powerwolf
Machinae Supremacy's stuff before their Rise of a Digital Nation album (not included) is pretty cool too
- Vägilased has made pretty neat estonian folk music
- i'm starting to get into ambiant "metal" "music", with Atrium Carceri
this really obscure one-man band with almost no internet presence and based on facebook (!) called
Galaxy Aflame makes really amazing Warhammer 40K-themed music.
i really like their content, please give their stuff your listen ! (and also please email me if you know similar music)
- the soundtrack from the Koyaanisqatsi is pretty good
japanese-themed pop, j-pop, or touhou-based stuff, like
IOSYS (also i love their flash animation meme stuff),
- literally everything EUROBEAT is fucking great
- this Utata-P playlist
- Nightwish is really amazing, and also the only music i find i can consistently code to
- if you just want good sets of music, check the aersia playlists for video game music
and anime music (HTML5 mirror here)
i've started reading (and listening to the audiobooks for) the Horus Heresy series from the Warhammer 40K universe.
it's pretty fucking damn good. what a cool universe.
if you know something similarly epic, please tell me.
i recently started reading the Legend of the Galactic Heroes books (that are the original work for the anime of the same name),
and they're pretty good, tho the translation has some problems.
The Dictator's Handbook (as recommended by CGP Grey)
- have you read your SICP today ? (at least give the
lectures a try)
- H.P. Lovecraft's entire fiction, most of which is now public domain that can be found for free on the web and which has numerous audiobooks
- the Principia Discordia is a fantastic piece of humor, philosophy, and possibly magick i dunno
western video stuff
- all the classics like Bladerunner, Matrix, etc… but who cares about that
- Cloud Atlas
- District 9
- The Cabin In The Woods
- Fawlty Towers
- the entire Alien franchise, including Prometheus and Alien: Covenant
- Koyaanisqatsi because i'm that kind of pretentious douchebag
- Rick and Morty
- Network (1976)
- the philosophical masterpiece that is Xavier: Renegade Angel
did i fuck up a link ? did i miss something ? am i retarded ? yes i am.
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