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ArcadeHero (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/15/2019 17:21

@Zizka Thank you!

Reo (Level 11 Sensei) @ 6/14/2019 23:58

Scroll down to the bottom of the news section!

CritiqueMyWork (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 6/14/2019 02:49

There used to be an option to submit news, what happened? Anyway, I made a recopilation of good PC98 art. Maybe someone want to post it as a news or make a thread here and copy them. They might inspire someone


Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 6/13/2019 02:45


Zizka (Level 10 Operative) @ 6/12/2019 19:36

Just checked the screenshots. Although I must admit I miss having colors, the pixel art itself looks good! Seems like a fun game.

ArcadeHero (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/12/2019 13:24

I'm so excited to present you my personal 1bit project I've been working on forever...
I would be really happy if you'll check the steam page! 

ArcadeHero (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/12/2019 13:20

@surt do you use discord? I can help you to contact the admins. Add me: Arcade Hero#7053

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/12/2019 12:10

Anyone know how to contact current Pixelation admins?

I seem to have changed my password and not saved it in browser and I'm not recieving any password recovery emails.


It's cool. Contacted indigo on twitter.

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/10/2019 03:30

@Reo; Happy birthday, buddy!

PixelDust (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 6/6/2019 10:11


This whole illusion stems from the fact that that the object in question is casting 4 shadows due to the way it's shaped (3 coming from the direct light source and the other from the light reflecting off the table which is why you have this really soft feathered shadow as well as much darker core shadows)

The light reflecting off the Wire nut as well as subsurface scattering might play a part in all this as well, but not to an extent of creating a lighter area within a shadow without it turning it a shade of red, and with my attempts at editing the image I found that the lighter area is virtually the same color as the table although a darker shade.

Noburo (Level 5 Captain) @ 6/4/2019 12:46

As far as an uneven light source, would that just be something like warping or imperfections in a window? Or maybe bouncing off of the window mullions? The only "light source" is coming through a wall of 4 foot tall windows immediately behind my desk.

I hadn't realized it until I realy started to analyze it, but the finish on the desk is semi-glossy and reflective too, so I'm sure that is also playing a role. Light it weird.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/4/2019 11:07

Light indeed warps, it's called diffraction, but I very much doubt you can see it with unaided eye in this setting.

More likely, the uneven light source projects a camera obscura-like uneven pattern, plus reflection from the non-black object, much more efficient at grazing angles, probably explains the 2 apprently brighter rays.

Noburo (Level 5 Captain) @ 6/4/2019 10:50

So shadows are a pretty easy thing to understand, right? If light particles hit an opaque material, they bounce off, and as you would expect, you are left with a reduced light level (shadow) on the opposing side of the light source.

Well apparently it's more complex than that. Sitting at my desk at work, I glanced down and noticed something particularly odd about the shadow being cast by a wire nut.


Anyone have an explaination for this phenomenon? It's hard to tell from the picture, but in person the "shadow" being cast seems brighter than the rest of the desk. Is the light somehow warping around it?

Delicious (Level 9 Boss) @ 6/3/2019 22:13

Trying my best man! Being as optimistic as one can be ya'know. Appreciate you asking about it. Just know you're not a lone on this :) 

EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 6/3/2019 15:58

Thanks, folks :)

Delicious, I remember you, too, were going through some tough times the last time I was here. How are you doing? Hope you're doing well, and don't hesitate to talk if you need to!

Delicious (Level 9 Boss) @ 6/2/2019 21:25

Keep that chin up my friend! We're all routing for you, and happy to have you back. Depression ain't fun, seems like creative minds often succumb to it

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/31/2019 16:38

Hi man!

Nice to hear you're better! I know it's not easy, but keep it up!

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 5/31/2019 14:14

Glad you're still alive

EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 5/31/2019 10:57

Hi, long time no see :)

I've been finally feeling "fine" (read "at-least-not-suicidally-depressed") for over a month now, for the first time in quite a few years, so I just thought I'd come out of lurk mode, even if briefly, to see how everyone's doing.

I've just read that we're getting a new PJ, which is awesome! Have we got any "leaks" of what's to come? :o
The time may be finally coming for FixelJoint's (link for those who never heard of it) retirement! Or at least a change of focus. I'd love to know where I can help (if I don't disappear again).

Any other breaking PJ news I should know about? :p

Missed you folks :)

(Adigun, pyro, sedge, iLKke, happy birthday!)

pyrometal (Level 9 Executioner) @ 5/29/2019 13:32

Thanks Irena! Too kind of you to notice

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/29/2019 00:27

@pyrometal; Happy birthday, buddy!

AdigunPolack (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/28/2019 12:51

Theoden, thank you so much for that and the best wishes as well... *quite* splendidly appreciated!!!  ^-^=b !!

And right now, since my mom just informed me from only a few hours ago that she already last night contacted my sister from the UK by phone/e-mail about that exact same issue that I am facing right now, the both of them are gonna really help me out by sending even more money directly into my account towards building a brand-new PC indeed.

Now, my personal ideal plan for the entire build would be an AMD Ryzen 7 2700x desktop one, with at least two (2) separate new hard drives to be built in together — one of course for running MS-Windows 10, and the other enitrely for Linux.  That way, I will truly be working on and testing a lot of new designs concurrently between operating systems, as well as MUCH more efficiently create and optimize my artworks to phenomenal-quality new levels without any trouble or hassle whatsoever... all absolutely WORRY-FREE, and indeed high-end, as you clearly said!!  !!

I want to be as confident as I can be without having to even lose any important files period, after all.  ;)

Theoden (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/28/2019 11:03

@AdigunPolack Happy birthday! :)
Glad to hear you are getting a brand new high-end PC as well, best of luck with the build.

AdigunPolack (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/28/2019 09:13

First off, Irenaart, I MUST thank you and the PixelJoint staff for wishing me quite a happy birthday indeed where I have *just now* turned 42 years old... my grandest pleasure indeed from the bottom of my heart, quite generously!!!  !!!

Also, in case any of you may not have already noticed, I am currently typing from my mom’s laptop that she is freely letting me use so far due to the fact that my current desktop computer of 7+ years had suddenly died fatally on me since just this past very week where I had also won the entire 2019 PJ palette-creation competiton (please see my latest messages that I had put up from just a few days ago or so right here for much clearer info on that).  Right now, I am in the hunt towards actually building a brand-new, top-of-the-line gaming computer that can very easily perform graphics and games and so many other “pixel/artwork creation”-based tasks a WHOLE TON faster and rather more efficiently to get me much more prepared for 2020 and beyond... all without breaking the bank, so to speak.    And while I have most definitely taken so many computer diagnostics courses at the same local union location a few years after I had successfully graduated from high school in 1996, ladies and gentlemen, I had never, ever even built a computer at all first-hand before — let alone in my entire life at all!  But, I am rather seriously studying the ins-and-outs about how to properly make one, as thoroughly as ever, which is quite a damn good head start indeed that can go a *really* long way in helping me to do exactly that.  So yeah, I am going for it with a custom AMD Ryzen-based gaming build, most particularly!!  ;)

Please, everybody, do wish me all the best as I prepare myself for this grueling new build. 

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/28/2019 03:04

@AdigunPolack; Happy birthday!

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 5/27/2019 13:32

Welcome to the enlightened!

Talbone (Level 2 Peon) @ 5/26/2019 20:39

damn, am i just dumb that after a few years of using this site only now i see this section?

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/13/2019 13:30

@iLKke; Yeah, happy bday, man!

SoloSalsero (Level 4 Murderer) @ 5/13/2019 05:39

Happy Birthday to the amazing pixel artist iLKke 

Fleja2003 (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/12/2019 16:26

Whoa - that's amazing! Congrats matee

StoneStephenT (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 5/12/2019 15:21

Got a +fav from Jinn. Now I feel inadequate.

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/11/2019 00:13

@sedgemonkey; Happy birthday, buddy!!! You deserve a lot of cakes for your contribution to PJ...

Peyton (Level 7 Assassin) @ 5/8/2019 20:48

howdy yall figured id pop in to confirm im alive lmao

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 5/6/2019 10:45

That is for previews only, back then it used to be 10kB. Keeps frontpage very slim and forces the artists to decide on an interesting preview!

Kosvid (Level 4 Button Man) @ 5/3/2019 14:28

In some ways, yeah... I mean, isn't 25 KB restriction just ridiculous?

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 5/1/2019 01:15

Half the site broke during the last major update and most of it hasn't been fixed...yet(?). If PJ was a horse, we would have taken it out and shot it behind the barn, by now... sad, but true!  

Zephyrrite (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 4/30/2019 17:51

Dunno what the cause is. It's been broken for at least as long as I've been a member of PJ (since 2016) with the same error.

Gecimen (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 4/30/2019 14:19

Can it be that they used it as an avatar before it was changed? I'm quite sure in the past we were able to use other people's images as avatars. I know cause I used my wife's drawing of me.

yrizoud (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/25/2019 06:14

@Zephyrrite:  I can confirm the issue. I tested with many images from lots of people, recent and old, same issue. I can only pick from my own images, otherwise there's an error 500. 

Zephyrrite (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 4/24/2019 12:01

@Irenaart: I have enabled it, but I'm pretty sure it leads to an internal error page when you actually try it out. Do you know one I can test it out on? Most of my icons allow for avatar use if you want to try on mine.

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/24/2019 11:32

@Zephyrrite; Some of your pixel arts are allowed to be used by others for their avatars. If you mark the check box with "Allow other Pixel Joint members to use piece as an avatar", then you give them the right to do that. If you don't want that, edit those works and be sure to uncheck this check box.

Zephyrrite (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 4/24/2019 09:07

How can someone else use one of my pieces as their avatar? Is it broken?

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/20/2019 15:31

Thanksies, still appreciated :D

Fleja2003 (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/20/2019 15:16

Happy Late Birthday Matee!

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/20/2019 03:43

Not enough views for this.

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 4/15/2019 12:32

Happy bday Hap! 

Harro peeple. 

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 4/15/2019 09:38

Thank you :D

Irenaart (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/15/2019 03:53

@Hapiel; Happy bday, buddy!

Goodlyay (Level 6 SWAT) @ 4/13/2019

yea, I reported that piece too. Got a "failure of delivery" email.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/9/2019 02:47

@mods: does the reporting feature still work? I've reported a couple pieces in the last few weeks, with no apparent effect, including this blatant spam+ripoff.

Edit: good job!

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