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PixelDust (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 5/22/2018 08:22

it seems like the whole idea of having the winner choose the next challenge, has been completely abandoned.
since the same thing happend to me a while back

cmmrc (Level 4 Button Man) @ 5/22/2018 03:13

That reminds me! Have I missed the timeframe for posing a challenge or who do I have to talk to for that? Since I won first place for the first time just before I left town for a while.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 5/22/2018 00:41

3 times in a row the challenge was won by Jok! Is that some kind of record? :o

jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 5/19/2018 06:44

thank you to whoever fixed that forums profile hover bug !

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 5/17/2018 03:36

Yessssss, ptoing!!!!

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/17/2018 03:07

Happy b-day ptoing!

FoxTurtle (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 5/16/2018 04:52

Alright, thank you pyrometal!

pyrometal (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 5/15/2018 19:51

It's more of a case of your piece not making it into the challenge in the first place because of unfortunate quirks with the system. We've already noticed that your piece hadn't made it in.

Since the system won't let us fix this post challenge closing, we give out "Victim of Circumstances" awards (bronze star) for those members affected. Mandrill has already noted your case and will be awarding you the star next Monday.

I know it doesn't quite make up for losing a shot at the challenge but its the best we can do until PJv4.

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 5/15/2018 19:46

Happy bdays to all! 

FoxTurtle (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 5/15/2018 17:51

Hey, I have a quick question, why was my Honeypot Ant submission removed from the challenge? I expect it may have something to do with restrictions I may have forgot to observe or the fact that it was unfinished for about a day when it was posted? Thanks.

pyrometal (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 5/15/2018 14:55

Let's keep the momentum going! Happy birthday Squirrelsquid

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/15/2018 03:14

Happy b-day PBDC! \o/

And thank you to everyone who remembered mine <3

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/14/2018 23:33

Happy birthday PBDC!

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 5/14/2018 22:23

Thank you.
As for the name: it was inspired by the tongue twister "rubber baby buggy bumper," but the actual words I chose are meaningless; they just happened to pop into my head the day when I signed up for a PJ account.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 5/14/2018 14:50

Happy birthday PBDC! Is this perhaps a good moment to ask where your name comes from??

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 5/13/2018 15:07

"We doubled the K's to make it sound more exotic which turned out to be a disaster as later I got swarmed with people hitting on me on #pixel 'cause they thought I was a girl from Scandinavia. I've been wearing a beard ever since to keep them at bay"

More on that username in this PJ feature interview, even if you've already read it, this is a good moment to revisit it!

Fusionnist (Level 9 Federal Agent) @ 5/13/2018 14:48

Merry celebration to you, ilkke! I find your work to be lovely,  except your username which might look cool but is hard to write down. Cheers!

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 5/13/2018 10:39

ohhh, happy birthday Ilkke! This chatter box turns into the birthday box again! 

Irenaart (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/13/2018 08:49

@iLKke; Happy Birthday to You!

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 5/12/2018 11:06


AirStyle (Level 5 Detective) @ 5/11/2018 18:55

Happy Birthday, Sedgemonkey! Thanks for keeping PJ running smoothly!

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/11/2018 15:38

Happy birthday Sedge!

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 5/11/2018 14:35

Happy BD Sedge, thanks for committing to keeping PJ alive and up to date, bit by bit! 

Who's been around long enough to remember when we all made monkey avatars this time of year? 

Irenaart (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/11/2018 14:09

@Sedgemonkey; Happy birthday to our saviour!

Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 5/11/2018 14:04

Happy birthday Sedge :)

AirStyle (Level 5 Detective) @ 5/10/2018 14:20

Thank you

Irenaart (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/10/2018 04:05

Autodesk SketchBook is now for free: https://sketchbook.com/thankyou

AdigunPolack (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/8/2018 23:25

Why thank you very much for the awesome compliment on my AAP-Splendor128, JerryPie; I *really* appreciate it from the heart indeed.  ;*)

This palette first started out originally as a 192-color one at one point during development, but then I had to truly balance and thoroughly optimize all the many colors, saturation, hues, and tones all rather painstakingly while cutting it all down it to just a strict 128-color limit on this overall palette right here indeed.  This set of colors was what I finally came up with in the end:


...and if you look closely at the full picture of my AAP-Splendor128 palette currently on PJ right here, my man, you can see the well-over 20 possible color combinations that you can achieve while creating brand new pixel-art that uses this very palette indeed, as well as huge support for so many natural materials you can only dream of yourself!!  That is the beauty of creating palettes in general, you know that now? 

My great personal inspirations for that are DawnBringer and his phenomenal DB8, DB16, and DB32 palettes; as well as Endesga’s equally as top-tier EDG16, EDG32, EDG36X palettes, and now his very newest EDG64 one which just came out less than three (3) weeks ago as I am writing this very post, also.  All those very palettes collectively show us what OUTSTANDINGLY brilliant color variety and gorgeously rich versatility that one can achieve while keeping the overall amount of colors as very limited yet splendidly well-balanced as possible.  And on that front, JerryPie, I personally thank them both from the bottom of my absolute heart for all their amazingly rather first-rate palettes that heavily inspired me to create my very own AAP-64, AAP-16, SimpleJPC-16, and now AAP-Splendor128 ones all over the consecutive course of just less than an entire year combined — quality and everything!!!  !!

Quite prolific in that short span of time since 2017, aren’t I now?

JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/8/2018 16:47

Really cool color palette AdigunPolack. I'll check it out!

inphy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/8/2018 04:00

1. Not as often as I'd like to but I still check things out.

2. That it has given a platform for so many to post their work, learn from others, and receive critique. It's always great and inspiring to see someone's work improving over time.

3. With the help of others I've learned techniques and skills to allow me to do things I didn't even think I could do before, but I've also learned that there is still so much learning to do, it never stops. Just sticking to your guns with what you know doesn't make you get better.

AdigunPolack (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 5/7/2018 21:58

In honor of my own birthday coming up on May, 28, 2018 where I will turn 41 years of age that I will share with all of you on PixelJoint, I have just finished a brand-new color palette called the AAP-Splendor128, which is the very first indie-created 128-color palette that has ever been released to the entire public, as far as I can remember from memory.  ;)

Furthermore, if you all get a chance to see the main pixel-art picture on PJ about my newest palette, ladies and gents, some of the screens featured in that picture has some rather fun nods to real, classic arcade games... including from the classic Stern 1980 arcade game Berzerk.  And speaking about Berzerk, it was WILDLY enormous damn fun on the Atari 2600 when I first played that brilliant conversion to that arcade classic indeed, as it sucked me in like thick, soft, boundless miry quicksand in that I ended up rather glued to the screen straight for hours upon hours on end as a young boy growing up in the 1980s (especially on plenty of Friday and Saturday nights there, too!!!) while I was blasting endless waves of robot hordes and escaping Evil Otto while moving through corridor after corridor after maze-like corridor, all while racking up an enormous high score in the entire process of it all... wowwwwee, talk about one MASSIVE time-sink indeed, I must say; still a quite splendidly plain amazing, fondly-remembered game today for this reason, let’s get that right in an outstandingly good way especially!!! 

Speaking of which, everybody, what were your surefire favorite classic arcade games from the ‘80s that were huge time-sinks for you the *exact* same way as I had just described — home computer/console conversion or original arcade version?

pyrometal (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 5/7/2018 19:57

@jok Just noticed your comment here... I PMed Mandrill about it to see what we're gonna do about it. Nice challenge entry by the way

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 5/7/2018 16:55

1: Depends.

2: The porn and the copeous amounts of bugs.

3: People like to argue, a lot.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 5/7/2018 16:13

1. I check for new pieces just about every day.
2. Seeing all the artwork and being able to favorite them.
3. Cure gave me really good critique on one of my pieces one time that I still remember. And since I don't go on Pixelation anymore and I don't have a twitter or instagram or anything, this is the only site where I view pixel art or learn anything about pixel art now.

slym (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 5/7/2018 14:38

1. Lately I've been logging in almost every day. Mostly to check out new pieces. 

2. Saving ideas, sharing inspiration, and spreading positivity / motivation to eachother.

3. PJ gave me an outlet to share my progress, but it also taught me a lot about what is possible with pixel art. Before PJ I didn't realize that pixel art pieces could be as incredibly polished and detailed as particular pieces in the gallery. This gave me something to aspire to, and without that I doubt I would be doing pixel art or really even game art in general.

jok (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 5/7/2018 14:21

@admins -someone should take a look into current (machine) challenge - there are works with color number and pixel size different than should be. not mentioning the topic :/

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/7/2018 13:26

1. Everyday with few exceptions like when I am away from computer or on a trip for the weekend.

2. Browsing through the newest and weekly galleries and add my faves to my pixel art folder. I just like collecting pixel art.
And I really like the community.  In my early years of joining the PJ (about 8 years ago) I rarely engaged with people here but as years passed I realised that it is the community that makes me love PJ this much.

3. I learned how versatile pixel art can be. I have seen mind blowing works on this site and pixel art never ceases to amaze me. I have also learned a great deal about art in general through the discussions and just studying the masterpieces here.

AirStyle (Level 5 Detective) @ 5/7/2018 11:08

1. Just about every day (I have no other followable interests)

2. Looking at different PA, and saving what I want to study.

3. Every single PA skill I heretofor know.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 5/7/2018 10:34

Quick Q&A:

How often do you login to PJ?

What's your favorite thing about PJ?

What have you learned from spending time at PJ?

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 5/4/2018 14:28

Hail Sparta! 

Irenaart (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/4/2018 12:42

@Helm; Happy birthday man! 13 years on PJ. Senior member you are. 

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 5/1/2018 18:02

Birthdays we're always a jal job. :(

Happy bday all the same! 

Eggy (Level 4 Deputy) @ 5/1/2018 12:11

Happy B-day!


Irenaart (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/1/2018 02:24

Thanks guys! Very kind of you.

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 5/1/2018 02:20

Happy birthday Irenaart!

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/30/2018 13:26

Happy birthday Irenaart! I'm so happy to have you on our team! :D

neota (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 4/30/2018 02:57

GIMP 2.10 released (finally)

Release notes here (long, has videos of fun things like N-Point deformation tool)

Seamless indexpainting has been in for a long time now (more or less anything you would do to a 24bit image works on an indexed image -- airbrush painting, nonbinary selection masks, painting modes and layer modes, alpha masks, filters (eg. blur or sharpen.. j/k))

Other things like HDRI, interactive previews, on-canvas IWarp and blend, symmetry painting, people are getting excited about elsewhere but are probably less relevant to PJ.

The symmetry painting does include tiling though (implemented for texture painting, of course..) .. haven't gotten a chance to try that out yet.

Downloads currently available for Windows and Linux, AFAICS.

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 4/28/2018 18:55

To kidnap children? No thanks I have enough things on my criminal record as is.

JerryPie (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/28/2018 14:24

Are you volunteering greenraven? 

greenraven (Level 1 Gangster) @ 4/28/2018 12:09

Really? I thought it was the sacrificial blood of children that keeps pixel joint alive. 

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