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I'm the new guy who comes out of nowhere and tries to do somewhat big things. Well, actually, I'm not so new to Dink. I've even looked at the Dink Network a lot in the past years. But I was always a lurker! But any Starcraft player knows not to underestimate them...

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2014-05-29 19:25:55
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If you want to know a great place to dick around, there's a particularly good blog I found which has helped me a lot with similar problems.

Here's a good article on said blog:
http://jamesclear.com/constraints

As far as dicking around being a constructive part of the creative process, I have to say that I don't believe that to do be the case. It's more like an avoidance strategy, since you can constructively think about things to do with a project even when you aren't just wasting time on the internet (for example, while doing household chores or taking a shower are perfect times to figure out these kinds of things). If you can pick a time of day to work on the DMOD stuff and NOTHING else (i.e. disable your internet until you absolutely need it, put away your phone, etc.) or pick a specific amount of work to get done and just do that before you do anything else (except for (short) breaks to eat or stand up, not surf the internet) then I think you'll find things a lot easier to manage and it will probably help stress levels as well. The best part is that when you are done with whatever you plan to do for the day you no longer have anything to avoid, so you can do whatever you want during this time. Go spend time with your wife, visit family, learn an instrument, the possibilities are endless. For me at least it's a lot more comfortable this way than spending hours avoiding the subject at hand (I do have procrastination issues as well, though I've been getting a lot better lately using some of these strategies).

Good luck! And I do enjoy these write-ups as much as ever. That screen full of tiny boncas caught me by surprise. It looks like the author spent time setting all the boncas to a different animation / frame just to have them blow up. And that just blew my mind...

Thenewguy has released 3 files

TitleCategoryAvgUpdated
Dink Hotel (The)D-Mod, RompN/AApril 2nd, 2019
Dink Script Improvement PackD-Mod, Development, Miscellaneous, Add-OnExceptional 9.0February 25th, 2013
Dink Exploding Missiles SuperfixDevelopment, MiscellaneousN/AJanuary 12th, 2013

Thenewguy has written 10 reviews

TitleFileTypeScoreDate
The Best Way to Script a Dmod DinkC Syntax Highlighting for Notepad++NormalExceptional 9.8February 10th, 2018
A Fun Little Mod AtonementNormalGood 7.0September 16th, 2015
Egorapture Dink and the ChinsNormalFair 6.6September 16th, 2015
Could be funny if there was more to it Pokemon: Bible VersionNormalHorrible 1.6September 16th, 2015
Would Enjoy a Full Game of This Turn-Based FightNormalFair 6.0September 16th, 2015
Super short, but that does not mean it is bad Happy Sunshine LandNormalFair 6.0August 17th, 2013
Amateur, but still fun Legend of the Ancients: The CaptureNormalGood 7.1August 17th, 2013
This Skeleton is a Mixed Bag Skeleton SFeaturedGood 7.0February 18th, 2013
A Great and Varied Collection of Midis Christiaan's Ultimate MIDI OeuvreFeaturedExceptional 9.4February 15th, 2013
Skull really put his heart into this DMOD Historical Hero II: ArmageddonFeaturedGood 8.9February 7th, 2013