The House of Hitstun

Where’d Hitstun Go?

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024 at 9:44 am | Image

I’m OK! I’m mostly on Kbin and Lemmy and a little Mastodon and Discord. They’re like if Reddit or Twitter were general Internet services like email and not getting ruined by a dumb CEO. I don’t use other platforms much unless I’m checking on someone who only uses one platform.

Today is my birthday and people are visiting my old profiles today, so this post is for them. Family and work are keeping me plenty busy and I haven’t been keeping up with everybody else like I should. These crossposting WordPress posts are too much work and don’t really reach people anyway. Floating Is Fun is way easier to do. I really miss my weekly Twitch stream and I am planning my return as soon as my schedule allows for it. I have a lot to figure out, but I want to be there for everyone who wants to see me. Let’s play chess sometime.

Source: myself on I need to find a better way to do this.

CrystalForce & NutellaFrenchToast – The Concept of Plastic Love

Sunday, March 19th, 2023 at 6:29 pm | Audio

Sometimes, SiIvaGunner’s crack team of mashup artists goes beyond the memes and makes something that’s really good on its own. This one combines Hideki Naganuma’s The Concept of Love from Jet Set Radio Future, Mariya Takeuchi’s Plastic Love from YouTube recommendations, and a few other songs. This was made for the final round of SiIvaGunner’s King for Another Day Tournament, which DJ Professor K won. I keep coming back to this banger, so it’s good enough to post here!

Source: Bandcamp and YouTube via YouTube Music/Google Assistant “play some music”

Mastodon – Crack the Skye

Thursday, January 5th, 2023 at 4:00 pm | Audio

Because it’s an all-time great metal album and totally not because I just joined the fediverse as . My posts like this one will continue to appear in all the usual places for now. But, I’m not going to stay active on a site like Twitter when an idiot billionaire tears it apart and ruins it for everyone.

Source: Mastodon via YouTube Music

Tom Scott – How much helium does it take to lift a person?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022 at 5:00 pm | Video

About 1 liter of helium per gram of lift. To his credit, he says that right at the start, so it’s not clickbait. Anyway, I’d be remiss if I let this popular video go unmentioned here. We just found out about the Aéroplume in France which lets visitors strap into giant balloons and fly them around inside a WW1 giant airship hangar. It’s entirely powered by the user rowing themselves around with big wings like a kayak. Very simple, but I really want to own one of these someday.

Source: Tom Scott via YouTube subscription and /r/MealtimeVideos

Hitstun and DALL·E 2 – Me Playing Chess in No Game No Life

Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 at 7:30 pm | Image

I tried to make a model of myself based on the closest celebrity lookalike I know, Ashton Kutcher, and adjusting it so it looks kinda like me in non-realistic styles. Dalle2Anime on Twitter gave me great tips for key words and including an artist name. I’ve had previous success in 2-step uncropping to make good-looking faces and I went with that approach again.

I originally wanted my character floating in the air because it’s me and I think Floating Is Fun, DALL·E 2 kept ignoring parts of my prompts, and it would always crop part of the character’s head out of the top of the image. After a lot of trial and error that cost too much money, I came to grips with DALL·E 2’s limitations on details. I settled for a chess game which makes sense in No Game No Life context anyway.

Here’s an earlier attempt in Tales of Vesperia style.

Source: DALL·E 2 using initial prompt and uncrop prompt

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