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Amino: Reddit meets Tumblr meets Kik

Introduction

Amino is an application centered around user-created communities. Although loosely moderated by a core team of developers who regularly prune said communities to remove inactive leaders or those which break the application’s guidelines, users have considerable freedom to decide the form and function of their communities. This article’s written as a combination of thoughts and/or observations about this intriguing application – its current state and some challenges it faces.

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Vanilla Dream Shuppatsu!

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One team, one dream!

Introduction

Shortly after writing the essay on Singapore’s odottemita subculture and its corresponding addendum, Vanilla Dream, a Singapore dance and vocal group, started their first radio show titled ‘Vanilla Dream Scoops!’. This increased professionalization seemed a pertinent example of one of the points raised within the essay, and I reached out to Vanilla Dream seeking their permission to write an article about them.

They responded positively and were interested to meet up for an interview, which was concluded recently. I’d like to thank them for taking time out of their day to prepare and meet up for the interview; the transcript of which is shown below. Without their prompt response, participation, patience and considerable assistance, this article would (quite definitely) have not been written.

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Upcoming absence and updates

Now playing: Together – Lucas King

There used to be a function in Movie Battles 2 that would automatically state the track’s name and other details which one was listening to in-game. A cool feature, and WordPress should definitely have something like that. There’s probably a plugin but as I’m not using the self-hosted version of Word nor the paid versions where plugins are available, manual typing will suffice. Maybe in the future there’ll be a small box (like Live Journal and DreamWidth) where one can type in the song they’re currently listening to.

Anyway, on to the topic of this post. I’ll be gone for the next couple of weeks due to some camps, some of which may have a video made about them. I’ve made an announcement for the relevant Steam group/clan and finished most of the projects I wanted to work on.

I’m quite surprised that this blog has been getting a lot more hits (>20 consistently) pretty much due to the module reviews. Bidding periods are coming up soon and reading reviews might save one the trouble of going for a lecture to ascertain the course’s content, so…yea. The shameless plug I did posting in NUSMods also helped, based on the traffic statistics.

I will, after coming back from the camps, have a new article about Vanilla Dream, as well as finish  up the rest of the 5 modules that I was going to review. Here’s hoping that this time this year will be a better time than it was last year~

Now playing: Start Again – Lucas King

 

Lasers, Gravwells and Spacetime: Roe’s Primer to Kritika SEA’s Dimension Controller

 

Introduction

Given the lack of discussion boards set up by Playpark as of this writing, it is difficult for the same community that once flourished in games like MapleSEA and other MMOs to develop if they lack somewhere to congregate. Although a subreddit does exist, it is better suited for Q&A or media sharing compared to the development of an actual community around the game.

In this figurative Black desert, it is also difficult for one to write a class guide/primer and have it stickied/pinned to the top of a discussion page. Nevertheless, as the community of the game seems to be growing rapidly, it seems appropriate to contribute one of the first English guides for a class that I enjoy playing: the Dimension Controller. I hope that this guide will be helpful to new and intermediate players alike, giving them helpful tips for a rarely played class.

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