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Thought And Memory


18/07/2019.



Okay, time to shoo away that last negative post, everything is better now! Mis is visiting for a week tomorrow so I'll be a little scarce here <3 Also thank you to everyone who commented or reached out on discord re: the interaction thing, as well as in forest!





Characters & Interaction

Plot / interaction ideas. I'm open for most things!
(click the images to see!)



Eye of the Storm: Ephiré

Often in-game! May or may not approach strangers on his own, but likely to watch from a distance. Enjoys interaction despite first impressions. Be clear if you want him to follow or come closer - he doesn't want to intrude!

Types of interactions in-game:
• Calm sitting. Feel free to strike up a conversation via discord! Good listener and gives decent advice.
Stalking Watching interesting characters.
• Spars or fights? Eph's good at flower sparring.

Plots:
• Almost anything!
• Someone help this guy get over his crippling social anxiety

Can help with:
• Portals & travel. Ever a restless wanderer, Eph slips easily between worlds.
• Being a gentle guardian or watcher. Babysitter?
• Standing around looking intimidating




Visions in Dust: Leto.

Very approachable! Enjoys company very much. New faces, old faces, anyone is welcome.

Types of interactions in-game:
• Calm sitting. Feel free to strike up a conversation via discord!
• A grooming session or a cuddle. Leto loves physical contact.
• A spar or a fight or a playful run-around

Plots:
• Leto is unable to make portals, as of now, and is always looking for people who can - as well as those who would be able to teach him how.
• Might be looking for someone who can talk to spirits.
• Friendships! Relationships! Leto is a lonely boi

Can help with:
• He has a stash of mushrooms and plants that gives interesting effects if ingested.
• Subtle magics. Able to manipulate thoughts, emotions, feelings and dreams, to varying degrees.
• Has access to a variety of magical items from another world.




Crocodilian, Rotmaw, Water-shadow: Neath

More of a scavenger than a predator. Indifferent to company, unless you are threatening him in some way. Awfully curious about anything that could lead to food. Surprisingly good at conversations.

Types of interactions in-game:
• Stalking wounded or dying characters
• Lurking in the pond and sniffing people creepily to check if they're edible
• Chases and fights

Plots:
• Wanna get rid of a body (or body part)? Neath's here to help
• Possible villain-type

Can "help" with:
• If you need old bones, give him something in return
• Being a chilling reminder of how easily life slips from your grasp
• He can give you cool scars and a fear of water




Sweetgrass, fleetfooted & awfully curious

Very approachable, loves meeting new people.

Types of interactions in-game:
• Good company. Doesn't mind sitting clooose.
• Taking walks and moving about in the forest
• Chases and fights! Probably not a lot of fighting on Sweetgrass' end.

Plots:
• Is currently hunted by Bitterwood/Moord. Pls halp
• Able to see other people's "true forms" (to varying degrees, I like to discuss this first).
• Friendships! Enemies! Romance!

Can help with:
• Can help the wounded or sick, also knows poisons.
• Finding out secrets




The Horned Eye, Devourer: Sitra

Types of interactions in-game:
• Lazy sitting and conversation

Plots:
• Sitra is one part of the Wish Twins. They can give you anything you ever dreamed of... for a price, of course.
• May watch over those he deems "his": the innocent ones. Usually fawns caught in their parents' wishes.

Can help with:
• Anything as long as you are willing to pay
• Basically a plot device




Elsewhere & About

Hi I'm Apel, 28, from Sweden. They/them!
Artist, avid escapist (books, games, roleplay, daydreaming), nature lover, bird person.
Currently working as a character artist in the video game industry.


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Discord: Apel#9645Main tumblr
Email: apeldille at gmail dot comPersonal tumblr
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OrinocoFlow's picture

No expert or not that was

No expert or not that was great advice :3
thank you!!!
You do not have a soul. You ARE a soul. You have a body.
~ C.S. Lewis

A friend of mine wanted to

A friend of mine wanted to get money, since she's in a bit of a nasty fix, but she doesn't like to draw, and is an incredible writer. She hemmed and hawed a lot about how much a writing would be worth. Can't recall what she figured, but I think she gave up on it.

Sucks, really.
Apeldille's picture

Writing can be difficult I

Writing can be difficult I think. Personally I would (likely, can't say for sure of course) never commission a writing, since how could someone else know my own character so well that they could write about it? Unless you are close friends/rped for a long time/etc.
Maybe there are people like that out there, who can take a random character and write something about/with them that makes sense and fits in their world/personality/everything. But then again, that's just what I think.

And then there is the 'writings get less attention than visual art' thing too :/

Well that was part of the

Well that was part of the problem. She's a fantastic writer, and I love her works so much, but because she doesn't draw, the only people that comment on anything she does are friends of hers, such as myself. It's sad and fucked up, really. Wish people would just stop being that way. :/
Mis's picture

One day I'll read your name

One day I'll read your name in those credits on games that goes past far too quick for me to even catch on. And then I have to rewatch the credits 5 times before I find you in that big list .-.
Hahah XD I'm happy for you ♥
parrotsnpineapple's picture

I relate to that well. I used

I relate to that well. I used to do the same thing, more on my own though. My friends and I used to pretend we were the animals too.

Oh being a kid was awesome.
Kaoori's picture

Same here, parrots. I had a

Same here, parrots. I had a lot of toy animals but we used to pretend we were animals too. I always was a wolf. If my friends played 'house' and they were mom dad, kid, etc. ... I was always the pet wolf. |D

For sure! I remember playing

For sure! I remember playing very long and elaborate pretend games with my friends where we were animals--playing lions was one of my favorites because we could play in a forested area at school that had a lot of semi-dramatic landscape, so we could reenact scenes from The Lion King.

It's nice that we have a venue for (slightly, yes C; ) more grown-up play!
Apeldille's picture

Oh yes, we pretended we were

Oh yes, we pretended we were animals too. That was another of our favourite games.

And for a very long time me and a friend had this really complex game where we pretended we were wizards, had those little computer thingies from Digimon (we even made our own of clay haha, and magic wands too) and fought some sort of war against evil scuba divers. It sounds very strange to write it like this but it was really complicated; there was a humongous amount of scuba diver clans, most of them evil but some practical... like the "glue divers", if you killed them they turned into a patch of glue. The most evil divers were the butt divers, they had butts on their heads, hahah.

Ah, memories~

Sighthoundlady's picture

Oh Apel, I laughed so hard at

Oh Apel, I laughed so hard at that. Butt divers. I'm sure it was all perfectly reasonable at the time too. I remember being 6 years old and playing a game of Eagles versus Wolves. I was on the Eagle team and we used our coats for wings. Ran around the playground, flapping our arms and pretty much screeching non stop.

So TEF is just like that. Running around screeching. lol!

Ah, that game is going to

Ah, that game is going to look beautiful. Really like the art you've done for it.
Apeldille's picture

Thank you. It might not turn

Thank you. It might not turn out to be the best game but at least it will be good looking, haha.

Mis's picture

*HANDWAVE* MEEEEEEEE!!!

*HANDWAVE*
MEEEEEEEE!!!
Calinka's picture

APEL GIEFFF GIEFFF U: (I hope

APEL
GIEFFF GIEFFF U:
(I hope I do have time, though! But I'll try. You know I wanted to try anyway! xP)
Sighthoundlady's picture

Meeee! Me! Me! Me!

Meeee! Me! Me! Me! Meeeeee!

Did I say me? Cool
thelittleraven's picture

I'd be interested, for sure

I'd be interested, for sure :v
parrotsnpineapple's picture

Meee!

Meee!

Sounds interesting. I

Sounds interesting. Smiling I wouldn't mind helping out!
Scythe's picture

Count me in. (:

Count me in. (:
Waning-Sun's picture

Oh! What's the game about?

Oh! What's the game about?
Avatar by Meadow. Siggy © Shey & Squeegie

ooh! I'm interested.

ooh! I'm interested.

i am very interested.

i am very interested.
Anjali's picture

I'm interested as well.

I'm interested as well.
Tuo's picture

Very interested as well!

Very interested as well!
Kaoori's picture

I'd like to

I'd like to Smiling
Apeldille's picture

Sorry to everyone who said

Sorry to everyone who said they wanted to help test the game. We didn't have enough time for much playtesting besides for ourselves. Still, if you want to play the finished game you can find it here:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/56744169/House%20Of%20Memories.exe

Installer and everything included. To find the game, go to start menu > all programs > Group 7 > House of Memories.a3c (it should be a small greenish icon).

It's a text-based game, and so it isn't very intuitive... If you get stuck, ask me and I'll see what I can do, hahah. At least there are pretty pictures.

Sighthoundlady's picture

Get better Apel Thumb ;_;

Get better Apel Thumb ;_;

i love this! (thumbs up!)

i love this! (thumbs up!)
Ourania's picture

Heeey Apel... Photobucket has

Heeey Apel... Photobucket has gone and screwed things up yet again and no longer lets you view things full-sized. So therefore your awesome size chart is like really tiny now 8C Would you mind uploading it somewhere else? I'd hate for everyone to have to change all their links to it but there's no way around it. *kicks Photobucket* :<
parrotsnpineapple's picture

It still seems to work for

Ourania's picture

This is what it looks like

This is what it looks like for me. (click the picture and click on "View Raw Image" at the bottom left corner if it doesn't show full-size) I can't make it any bigger :<
Apeldille's picture

Strange, Kate's link works

Strange, Kate's link works for me too...? Might as well change it, been thinking about it anyway since photobucket can't handle a bigger size, and if I had it on dropbox it would be much easier to update it too. I'll see what I can do, thanks for telling me!

Ourania's picture

Maybe photobucket is slowly

Maybe photobucket is slowly moving everyone over to this new thing and you guys haven't been moved yet or something. I dunno but thanks anyway ♥
parrotsnpineapple's picture

Hey Apelll, just wanted to

Hey Apelll, just wanted to check if you have the notebiooook yet?
Tuo's picture

Hope you have a good time. ^^

Hope you have a good time. ^^
Vala 's picture

Welcome in the "oldiesclub" 5

Welcome in the "oldiesclub" 5 years = old ...Eye
" ~ Lady in Red ~ "

♥ ♥

Flyleaf's picture

Happy 5 tefyears

Happy 5 tefyears Smiling
Avatar @ Sluggs Siggy @ Amazegenalo
Bouncing Fly by Mary13
3's picture

*smooch*

*smooch*

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Apeldille's picture

Hey you

Hey you <3 good to see you here again.

3's picture

/HNNGG STRETCH TO SIT CLOSER

/HNNGG STRETCH TO SIT CLOSER

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Mis's picture

I'm sure at least 35 game

I'm sure at least 35 game companies will be fighting tomorrow to get you as an intern. You're fantastic Apel, all the luck of course! Your work is really good and speaks for itself, don't be afraid to show it off tomorrow!
Echosong's picture

That sounds very exciting!

That sounds very exciting! Wishing you the best of luck. c:
Sighthoundlady's picture

Hot dang, that's awesome

Hot dang, that's awesome Apel! I know that place is a big deal because I've actually heard of it and I don't know anything about games. >.>

Congratulations, you rock!
parrotsnpineapple's picture

Congratulations, you

Congratulations, you rock.

(Just realised sight said the same thing...we speak the truth.)
Echosong's picture

oooo, that looks amazing! Are

oooo, that looks amazing! Are the horns made of paper mache?
Sighthoundlady's picture

Costume looks badass! Very

Costume looks badass! Very cool. That headdress just needs to be worn daily.
Apeldille's picture

echosong: Thank you! Yeah,

echosong: Thank you! Yeah, they are! I made a base of newspaper and aluminium foil, plopped on strips of newspaper with flour glue, and then finished them off with a paper mache clay recipe I found. The last clay stuff made them a bit heavy but on the other hand, they feel very durable.

sight: Thanks hehee. Yeah it does rofl, I need to exercise my neck muscles I think :'D

Shey's picture

oh wow, that costume is

oh wow, that costume is absolutely beautiful ;u;
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<3
TreeDancer's picture

That costume is amazing!

That costume is amazing!