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The Bear / HAPPY BIRTHDAY THREAD!!!!! <333
« Last post by electric_goldfish on Today at 11:57:45 AM »
I missed everyone's birthdays! D'oh! Happy birthday, October babies!
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The Bear / The Bear
« Last post by Manic Maverick on Yesterday at 05:03:30 PM »
Yeah, it looks like the XP-Pens hook up to a computer. But I have a port, I think, so I should be fine if I go for it. Would be nice to be able to take it into a coffee shop or something, but whatever. Beggers can't be choosers.
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The Bear / The Bear
« Last post by Schabracke on 10/ 17/ 2017, 03:47:46 PM »
I saw the XP-Pen stuff at a con a while ago. Looked decent enough. The displays were hooked up to computers/laptops that probably did the heavy lifting in terms of computing stuff.

On the meeting your idols note: I have met a bunch of bands I love for interviews. Some more than once and recently it occurred to me that it is fine to be super friendly for an hour. After that everyone goes their own lives again. Talking after a while gets weird though, cause there is no real basis apart from the music of the band if that makes sense. Asking what is new ist just weird, because there is no "personal" connection.  I still love meeting them and picking their brains.
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The Bear / The Bear
« Last post by Manic Maverick on 10/ 17/ 2017, 01:04:50 PM »
While still not a perfect price, this one seems to be really good for the price, and it's way better than spending $800-$3000. Think I might try to shoot for this eventually. Gonna try to look at more reviews, but from what I've seen it's a step above the others.
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The Bear / The Bear
« Last post by redlemon on 10/ 17/ 2017, 04:37:26 AM »
Hell ass damn, I didn't even know there were any that cheap. I thought all the ones that price-range were crappy and tiny. Definitely gonna look into this.

I don't know how good they are but there pretty good size wise now. That price range has like 13 to 18 inch I think. You'd definitely want to read some review before hand.
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The Bear / HAPPY BIRTHDAY THREAD!!!!! <333
« Last post by Jack Hollow on 10/ 17/ 2017, 01:53:15 AM »
Thanks, Mav. I don't mind the lateness. The well wishes are appreciated regardless of timing. So again, thank you!
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The Bear / HAPPY BIRTHDAY THREAD!!!!! <333
« Last post by Manic Maverick on 10/ 16/ 2017, 11:59:20 PM »
I'M AN HOUR LATE FUCK But only in EST. I have 1 minute though

HAPPY BIRTHJACK
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The Bear / HAPPY BIRTHDAY THREAD!!!!! <333
« Last post by Jack Hollow on 10/ 16/ 2017, 10:45:24 PM »
Thank you, sir!
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The Bear / The Bear
« Last post by Manic Maverick on 10/ 16/ 2017, 06:20:37 PM »
Probably not a huge concern right now if your just scraping by but some of the Chinese drawing monitors are meant to be quite good now and can be got for 300~500. I have a laptop I can draw directly on at the moment but when it gets old I might get one and a desktop pc.

Hell ass damn, I didn't even know there were any that cheap. I thought all the ones that price-range were crappy and tiny. Definitely gonna look into this.

They say never to meet your heroes and I get that vibe right now

I'm of this belief, but mostly in a "treat your heroes like humans" thing. They're just people who have talents and also got lucky. The older I get, the less I feel like a "fan" of people (meeting some of my "heroes" from Destructoid irl definitely put stuff into perspective, though). I'll consume their content, but if I met them I'd probably just shake their hand and chill instead of jumping up and down with something to autograph. Especially if I don't know the person's values. I don't have time to even deal with "We regret to inform you that your fav is a racist". When we meet our "heroes", we're just meeting someone new. Whatever that means for us individually.

Dogs, on the other hand...
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The Bear / The Bear
« Last post by Makster on 10/ 16/ 2017, 03:59:29 PM »
So I've come back from RTX London with a lot to think about along with the typical con flu (even though I got a flu jab and carried around three bottles of alcohol gel).

First, it was an absolute dream of mine growing up reading Destructoid and hearing about these conventions with some of my favourite artists attending and being able to meet them. I've always wanted to attend as business due to having something else to do to offset the fact none of my friends are nerdy enough to go with me.
Having a media pass allowed me opportunities to meet those YouTube personalities back stage on the corridor or in the media room so I can get those photo opportunities and signatures. It was also a humbling experience that I was able to see them off camera (and away from the public eye) so they were more relaxed and able to shoot the shit easier.
But it also broke the facade I held in my mind about them for many many years. They say never to meet your heroes and I get that vibe right now (dunno if I would have if I just met them as a fan on the show floor).

I'm of two minds now: I'd love to attend again as media to see the creators I missed and getting more of that starstruck buzz but in another sense I wouldn't mind closing the book on this chapter. I've always wanted to attend a convention like this and meet my idols and now I have so it's been done.

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