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1 by randis

On FB I do not know most of the people who add me but that is never a bad thing as it’s always good to make new friends.
For those I know I usually visit their wall whenever I feel like seeing what they are up to, I may not comment all that much
but that does not mean that I don’t care about my friends or that I have no interest following the progress of junior artists and colleagues.

The real reason I do not open the FB feed is because the large stream of junk information and Ads makes me cringe so hard I have to see a dentist.
What I cannot stand the most are those random quote re-posts and the fact that most people do not realize that they are actually
re-posting “banner ads” for those pages that feed off site traffic.

Most of the “generic wisdom” is completely redundant and often unintelligible information, tailored for the simple minded who will take every
cohesive statement as a fact without questioning or analyzing its true meaning or the lack of it.

Sure you may find a quote that in nice words expresses your own feeling but guess what, no one really cares and that is why
you people barely get any likes on such posts. 
Don’t get brainwashed by all the arbitrary hogwash and theoretical advices that don’t apply in real life.
Life is beautiful but unmeasurably more complex than a Barbie house.

“You need to breathe in order to live” Yeah, no shit Sherlock, who would have guessed that you need to breath in order to live!
“Art is life” Wow, thank you for such deep wisdom. 
Things girls so, things boys do… fuck that!

Life is not all made of happiness and flowers, the sooner you realize it and step out of your comfort zone, your house of cards.
Happiness, just like success and any other achievement requires some effort, be it work, emotional investment or simply your own, 

personal development. You are not by default entitled to anything without having to work for it first.

 

Stop looking for approval and reassurance in vague quotes to make yourself feel better not having to move out your comfort zone or
dealing with your insecurities.  Ignorance is not bliss. 
Expand your horizon, there are no boundaries, no one is holding you back but yourself.
You only reflect the society’s reflection of yourself if you let your surrounding press you into a mold.

 

People, work your brains, this is your most important instrument you have, learnt to rely on your own intellect.

If you really want to educate yourself, step away from social media BS and go read some books, get some classic literature, learn from real life
experiences, pick up some scientific literature, look at the state of the world, learn about politics, learn to read the text between the lines.

Critical thinking should be in everyone’s skillset.

 

Do question  and analyze every information that in any way is meant to form/educate you, do not take every written word as a law/fact because
every book is written by another human just like you and me and people make mistakes, in many field even deliberately.
Even scientific literature is being constantly updated when theories are disproved or new facts are discovered. This is how it is supposed to be, 
life not black white, there is not one universal truth but an exorbitant quantity of possibilities, variables and ways.

 

Be flexible, analyze yourself and your environment, learn to admit your own mistakes, adapt and learn to accept new fact that might change your view.
People say you can’t teach tricks to an old dog. That is bullshit. 
We all are perfectly capable of learning and adapting, but we must have a wish and motivation to grow.

If the curiosity dies you will become stubborn and afraid of changes as your paradigm becomes rigid.
That being said I by no means tell you to distrust everyone, this mostly concerns educational material or facts that might affect
your development and actions. 
If you mom tells you that she is going out to buy groceries, there is no need to get paranoid and distrust her words.

But always know that every action has a motivation. There is no such thing as being selfless, everything we do is in correlation with a motivation or
agenda but that does not mean that every motive is negative.

Causality is one universal pillar; there is always a cause and effect.

Some people help others merely for the reason because making someone else smile gives them please, others do it because of guilt, others for
publicity and some are simply spoiled rich kids that spend papa’s money to do some “good”.

The cause may be noble but still, there is an always reason for everything we do and everything we don’t.

 

Do not be fooled by words, those who truly want to help without expecting to be rewarded usually don’t boast their good deeds on social media.
Respect everyone by default but trust has to be earned, however try not judging people by their actions alone as you may not be aware of how 

they spend their time outside of your personal field of view, this of course goes for both sides.

We all are mere human driven by hormones, desired, needs and spontaneous decisions.

You may meet an asshole but this asshole might have friends who love him and sometimes people will meet you and you will be the asshole.
It is all a matter of timing. 
Choose your friends wisely, for those who love you are the most important thing in your life.
Your parent will pass as they are older than you and all that will be left are those who love you.

Return kindness with kindness but don’t trust people blindly. Use common sense.

Taking relationship advice from a friend who is jealous will do you no good obviously, use your own brain, all answers are already there.
Dating random people you can in most cases assume that they will tell you everything you want to hear and more, just to get into your pants,
the question is how long can they keep up the façade because that is when dating stops.


I am only 36, by no means I see myself and mature and wise and in my opinion no wise man would say so because the implication seeing
yourself as wise and mature makes you immature as we never should stop learning and developing ourselves. Age is just a number
and I am just a big kid, running around exploring life.

 

Please be not offended by my words but if you are you please take a moment and reflect on the information and try to analyze why
exactly you are angry. No one likes to be lectures, of course, but this is not a lecture and I am not criticizing you but merely sharing my point
of view and it is up to you what you do with it.

I do not believe in worlds like talent and prodigy (unless we are talking about rare mutations), everything is a result of hard work and most
people are not born with it.

However a great deal of people suffers from a cognitive bias making them unable to recognize their own ineptitude.
It is very difficult to talk to such people as they get very defensive and perceive any advice as a personal attack or simply by default
assume knowing everything better than you.

The Dunning Kruger effect is luckily not necessarily a permanent state of mind and many people manage to open their eyes during their life time.
Life is short and I’m not taking about the average life expectations. Ask yourself, how many summers do you have left where you will
be able to roam the lands under the sky, enjoying the sun.


Enjoy life and be grateful for the gifts and affections you receive.
Don’t take shit from anyone but return kindness with kindness.

- Randis

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  • Reading: Books
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda

Grimm Bros is going to be at PAX East 2015!

Come see us at Booth#11056 as we will have lots to share including a brand NEW DFS Trailer,
TWO incredible Cosplayers, and the highly anticipated PS VITA Demo!


>>> www.facebook.com/events/435277…




Please share or invite your friends to this event who might be going to PAX!


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  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda

In the mood for Art?
On the February 20 - March 8 there is a cool Exhibition featuring various artists in Thong Lor Art Space Bangkok. 9 artists per week, from theatre,performing art, fine art, graffiti, film and installation art to occupied 9 spaces.
Check it out.
www.facebook.com/events/152856…

Thong Lor Art Space Bangkok's photo.

  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda
As mentioned earlier my company had a booth at the PlayStation Experience Event in Las Vegas.
It was pretty fun and here are some Photos of our Booth and our beautiful cosplayer Electric Lady who portrayed our character Morgiana.

www.facebook.com/TheGrimmBros/…














  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda

Looking forward to see the Cosplay of our sexy assassin Morgiana from my game

Dragon Fin soup in action at Playstation Experience in Las Vegas.


Morgiana will be performed by Electric Lady 



Morgiana from the fairy tale Alibaba and the 40 Thieves! Enslaved and trained as an Assassin and dancer Morgiana was used as a deadly weapon for as long as she remembers, until one day when she decided to turn her sharp blades against her oppressors.

We will have a Booth #177 at the PlayStaion Experience. December 5 - 6, 2014 Las Vegas, Nevada.




  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda

A Fairy Tale Ending for our Dragon Fin Soup KS campaign!

We want to thank everyone for supporting us in our quest!

With 500% of the initial funding goal our Kickstarter campaign came to a happy end! 
We reached a whole bunch of stretch goals and unlocked exciting new features for Dragon Fin Soup!
This will be a very busy year for us and there is no time to rest!
Pax East has started and part of the Team are at the convention! 
If you are at Pax East, drop by at our booth #180!
The rest of the Team continues working on the Game!

Dreams do come true.


This will be a very busy year for us and there is no time to rest!
Pax East has started and part of the Team are at the convention! 
If you are at Pax East, drop by at our booth #180!
The rest of the Team continues working on the Game!

Dreams do come true.


Destiny Nickelsen is cosplaying our Red Robin this year 
www.facebook.com/OfficialDesti…








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We have cool prices!
Art prints

Music Boxes



Engraved Crystals

You can even become a monster or NPC in our game





Hi DA, friends, fellow Industry professionals and followers!

I have been working on my new RPG for the past year with a small indie Team of 5 developers. 
(my company Name is Grimm Bros)

We have  created a Kickstarter campaign for our debut title kck.st/1cTbc5U

Please check it out!



As a new start up it’s not easy getting the word out and as an Artist the Art channels are my obvious choice. 
I hope, with my work i can get you interested checking out my project. Since i did quit working as a freelance 
a year ago, my Game Dev Studio is the only income for my family and everyone involved so this is very dear 
and important to me.

Thank you very much!


Dragon Fin Soup will be released on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, PS Vita, PC, 
Mac, Linux and other platforms!
  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda

Our KICKSTARTER campaign has only 3 more days to go!!!
Please join in and help us reaching some more stretch goals!
www.kickstarter.com/projects/g…

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We are holding a cool RAFFLE to help promoting our indie RPG Dragon Fin soup, everyone is free to participate!

We will be selecting up to 16 winners randomly and will announce them on our Facebook page after PAX East on the Monday April 14th!

The Prizes are:
4 x Set of 3 signed 20x15 inch prints!
3 x Red Robin Plushy
9 x Dragon Fin Soup Ghost Tier Edition!


Participation is free and we also take care of all shipping costs!
To participate follow the link and read the instructions of the Raffle post!

www.facebook.com/TheGrimmBros




*The raffle is being held and organized by my Indie Studio Grimm Bros and is not in any form affiliated with Facebook, Kickstarter or DeviantArt.

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Our DFS Kickstarter has only 6 Days left to go! Check it out!

All support is highly appreciated! 

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Dragon Fin Soup






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  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda

Only 6 more days to go!!!!!!!

Check out Dragon Fin Soup now! :)

www.kickstarter.com/projects/g…


- We got Greenlit on Steam!
- Reached our Base Funding Goal!
- Reached our first Stretch Goal!
- Reached our second Stretch Goal!
Reached our  third Stretch Goal!
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We have cool prices!
Art prints

Music Boxes



Engraved Crystals

You can even become a monster or NPC in our game





Hi DA, friends, fellow Industry professionals and followers!

I have been working on my new RPG for the past year with a small indie Team of 5 developers. 
(my company Name is Grimm Bros)

We have  created a Kickstarter campaign for our debut title kck.st/1cTbc5U

Please check it out!



As a new start up it’s not easy getting the word out and as an Artist the Art channels are my obvious choice. 
I hope, with my work i can get you interested checking out my project. Since i did quit working as a freelance 
a year ago, my Game Dev Studio is the only income for my family and everyone involved so this is very dear 
and important to me.

Thank you very much!


Dragon Fin Soup will be released on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, PS Vita, PC, 
Mac, Linux and other platforms!



  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda
Very Excited to announce that our Game hit Steam Greenlight today! 
We are A Small def team of 5 People, 3 coders, A Talented composer and I am
doing all The graphics and Animations, SFX and much of The Game Design and production Management
We have been working on The Game for A year now and could really Use A bit love and attention. 

As an indie We have to Promote our Self and We Hope that You, our fellow Developers,
Artists and friends Can Give U.S. A hand spreading The. Word. 
Check it out and vote for U.S. if You have A Steam Account!

Greenlight Link: steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles…

trailer on YT: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkNiRb…;
  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda

My studio GRIMM BROS is at PAX to reveal our first title!
Today is the last PAX day.

Yep, we got some swag too! If you have seen people
with a blow-up Axe, that's ours!
booth #6712

we launched our site, you can check out the trailer there
if you like: dragonfinsoup.com/

Here are a couple photos of our booth at Pax :) 
imgur.com/a/46aex 
Mostly shot shortly before the opening

  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda
Want to go to the Penny Arcade Expo in August? We give away some free PAX tickets!

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…
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  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda
Today is a very very special day for me!
I got married! 龴ↀ_ↀ龴

randis.deviantart.com/art/Got-…

I feel happy! Don't even know what to write

cheers
Randis



  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda
My new Game Development Company, Grimm Bros LLC.

Our website went online YAY and we are currently developing our new title and will in about 1-2 months
start prototyping a second title.
We will release more info regarding our games at the GDC.

We are developing games for PC, Mac, Android and IOS

Check out our FB page: www.facebook.com/pages/Grimm-B…
Official Website: grimm-bros.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/Grimm_Bros

Cheers
Randis
  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda
i am back from Paris with report and Photos!

Thanks a lot everyone!

here is the link:
www.wecookart.com/ff/ff.html
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  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda
Thanks for all your support!

The official Results will be released on monday Dec 10
It looks like i was leading in the vote all the way without knowing it.
Square enix removed a large amount of votes from many of the finalists, it seems that there were a number of
exploits.
I don't think that any of the finalists did cheat but it is likely that some of the more fanatic supporters did.
I am now about 1300 votes ahead

I will confirm the official results next week and keep you guys posted on everything!

Again, thank you very much!


Here is the link to the voting page if you are interested to see the results: superfan.ff25th-anniversary.co…

For those who are curious, here are some links to my collection:
Part1 imgur.com/a/8dl3N
Part2 imgur.com/a/GekEE
Trip to the 25th anniversary event: imgur.com/a/SwaI2
SE Showcase in Tokyo: imgur.com/a/wJcYS
My collection featured by SE on their official website: i.imgur.com/Nlaym.jpg
A personal letter and package from SE: www.wecookart.com/collection/p…
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  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda
Now this made my day!
FedEx delivered a huge box full of factory sealed goodies to my home today,
from no one less than Square Enix!
I am mighty impressed by their gesture, this is awesome!
here is a picture of the goodies spread out on the Table:
www.wecookart.com/collection/p…

All games are new, in perfect condition and factory sealed.
The selection of the titles is purposeful, SE took the time to research my collection and send me only the titles i was missing!
Given the huge size of my Collection, it was some work to sort out the 200 photos with various items.

This now is part of my private Final Fantasy Collection and you can follow it here:
www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyC…
i am almost dayly adding new pics and there is a huge chunk of photos already

Have Fun
  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda
We got a new little girl!
here is a pic: i.imgur.com/RIjO7.jpg

Her name is Miso.
Miso is a first generation leopard cat hybrid with a very high wild blood %, she almost looks like a original ALC

All our cats names start with a  M
Moona
Musa
Mizer
Maya
Machete
Magneto
Morphene
  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda
Wish you guys all the best for 2012!

Cheers
Randis
  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda
Starting today' Puzzlevania Lite' is available on Apple iTunes.
Puzzlevania Lite will give you a good taste
of the exciting and bizarre world of Puzzlevania!
You will be able to play some of the story mode
and the Countdown survival mode.

here is the itunes Link:
itunes.apple.com/us/app/puzzle…

You can see screenshots and videos on the official page of my studio:
www.toygolem.com
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  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
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Puzzlevania 1.2 is out now

- Fixed minor bugs
- adjusted difficulty of story mode (easier now)
- New game mode: Countdown survival
- Option menu (toggle: BGM and Helper)
- added Dialog skip button
- added Placement indicator/helper
- added a new way to unlock 'hard survival mode''

itunes link:
itunes.apple.com/us/app/puzzle…

Game page:
www.toygolem.com
  • Listening to: Yokko Kano
  • Reading: vampire novels
  • Watching: Heroes
  • Playing: FF Tactics
  • Eating: Sashimi
  • Drinking: Soda