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dinknround
Peasant Male United States
It looked good on paper... 
I'm old. Trust me. That is what most people on forums would think.

I'm stubborn. Some would say old school. (Translate 'old-skool' for recent generations)

I value proper spelling, proper grammar, proper capitalization, and proper punctuation. I also believe that some people fail to use the aforementioned techniques in their posts due to simple laziness, rather than a lack of education. I am abhorred by this. As well, I feel the use of numbers in place of words (2,4,8), along with words containing numbers in place of letters to seem 'cool' (l33t) is utterly ridiculous and worthy of persecution from every authority known to mankind. Personally, I have tried to incorporate abbreviations into my comments when engaged in chat rooms, just to simplify things. However, I believe the use of such tactics in forum conversations is inappropriate, so I type the words in full, and hope for the same from other people.

I greatly appreciate anyone who takes the time to use proper techniques when posting. In my opinion, that person is a 'cut above' or a 'step ahead' of the rest. Bravo.

I review almost every post I intend to make at least three times before submitting it. And after the fact, I read it again, and often modify it. (In hopes nobody saw the original.) In fact, as an example, I have worked on this profile for over half an hour.

I try to be understanding when I read posts or play D-mods from people for whom English is likely not the first language they learned. However, after a time my tolerance wears thin. This can be particularly distressing during the play of a D-mod, as the enjoyment that was possible will likely be offset by the continual language discrepancies. It becomes a distraction at that point, and I have quit a few D-mods for that reason alone. While I do appreciate the effort required to assemble and publish a D-mod (I am working on one of my own), it pains me to see a significant amount of improper language usage in the ones I have played (over 20 to date.) I apologize for making such a distinction, yet I feel this way so strongly I cannot suppress the need to express myself.

Based on this need, I willingly offer my time and effort to beta test and/or proofread or critique any D-mod anyone produces. I promise to be honest, and also to be fair. I require no payment or credit to be mentioned. And I will not mention such things myself. I suppose this is where my passion lies, and I would like to give to the community in this way. Please PM me if you would like to have something reviewed for editing.

I end this profile here. Thank you for taking the time to read about me.

Peace to all on earth.

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2008-07-08 00:59:17
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dinknround
Peasant Male United States
It looked good on paper... 
I just ran redink's movie d-mod (or t-mod) and looked at the scripts. All the movement was N,S,E,W. Is there a way to get a sprite to follow a diagonal line across a screen during a cut scene? (e.g., NE to SW)