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Tarale
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Posted on 01-21-18 11:19:27 PM Link | Quote
Everyone has something they do pretty well, something they feel reasonably (but not necessarily completely) confident in, and even sometimes enjoy doing.

I guess my thing is drawing. I can draw pretty well. There are a lot of things about my drawing that I'd like to do *better*, but I've reached a point where I don't think I draw badly either.

I used to be OK at HTML and CSS, but now I'd say I'm kinda average. Work was stuck in a time-warp and I didn't develop my skills outside of work (I worked on my drawing instead). I can get things done, but I'm sure a lot of what I do is clumsy, inefficient, or just the old way of doing stuff.

I can cook pretty well, although I wouldn't say I'm amazing at it. I am pretty proud of my risotto and my bolognese.

I like to dabble in penmanship/calligraphy, and I'm pretty decent at it. Like my drawing, there is plenty there I'd like to do better, but my Copperplate/English Roundhand is pretty nice.

What are you good at?
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Posted on 01-21-18 11:28:04 PM (last edited by maple at 01-21-18 11:33:34 PM) Link | Quote
i dabble in electronics, a bit of programming (embedded, scripting, webdev...) on the side
i've built a component-minimalist LED badge (MP4 video, background noise) programmed with arduino

i've made soundtracks for a few indie games and released some albums

i've been improving my drawing skills after getting an old thinkpad with tablet screen

and yet i don't think i'm particularly good at any of those things? i don't know what i'm good at.
i guess the problem is everything i do has an example of it having been done better by someone else and my brain just goes,
"oh, well, then i guess i'm not good at that"

i dunno. impostor syndrome is a hell of a drug
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Posted on 01-21-18 11:32:34 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by maple
i dunno. impostor syndrome is a hell of a drug

Comparison is the thief of joy.
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Posted on 01-21-18 11:35:58 PM Link | Quote
Not being good at things.

I dabble in Python, C, C#, worldbuilding, conlanging, forum RP in the form of simulationist micronations, playing video games, playing tabletop games, and being a college student, but I'm not good at any of them.
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Posted on 01-21-18 11:51:08 PM Link | Quote
Making bread, possibly? I'm nowhere near being a master at it and I haven't done it in a while, but it always feels rewarding seeing the work I put into the finished products (and then eating them immediately).
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Posted on 01-21-18 11:51:27 PM (last edited by maple at 01-21-18 11:52:27 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by LaserScheme
Making bread, possibly? I'm nowhere near being a master at it and I haven't done it in a while, but it always feels rewarding seeing the work I put into the finished products (and then eating them immediately).

you're good at making me laugh
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Posted on 01-21-18 11:52:37 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by LaserScheme
Making bread, possibly? I'm nowhere near being a master at it and I haven't done it in a while, but it always feels rewarding seeing the work I put into the finished products (and then eating them immediately).


Eating your work is always a good thing.
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Posted on 01-21-18 11:53:04 PM (last edited by maple at 01-21-18 11:58:17 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by Halian
Eating your work is always a good thing.

don't eat your work if it's stored in floppy disks
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Posted on 01-21-18 11:53:30 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by maple
Originally posted by Halian
Eating your work is always a good thing.

don't eat your work if it's stored in floppy disks

Unless they're delicious floppy disk pastries.
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Posted on 01-22-18 12:01:07 AM (last edited by Tarale at 01-22-18 12:01:44 AM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by Halian
Unless they're delicious floppy disk pastries.

Now I wish I was good at making decorated cookies; I could demolish a plate of sugary floppy disks right now.
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Posted on 01-22-18 12:18:29 AM Link | Quote
chormp



i'm sorry
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Posted on 01-22-18 12:21:38 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Tarale
Originally posted by Halian
Unless they're delicious floppy disk pastries.

Now I wish I was good at making decorated cookies; I could demolish a plate of sugary floppy disks right now.


Same :9
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Posted on 01-22-18 12:36:38 AM Link | Quote
I'm good at wasting time when alone, and saving time while at work.

And I don't even have to cut any corners!

Unless it's literal corners, 'cause sometimes those need to be cut. 'lest they be too sharp and cut someone.
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Posted on 01-22-18 04:00:49 AM Link | Quote
I'm good at doing nothing. Note that this is different from being good at nothing: I am explicitly good at doing nothing at all, because I do it so often.

Also, apparently I am a master of dad jokes?
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Posted on 01-22-18 06:38:41 AM Link | Quote
I consider myself pretty good at level design as well as overarching system design when it comes to games. I'm also sorta decent at pixel art and palette structuring. :3
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Posted on 01-22-18 09:42:52 AM Link | Quote
I'm okay at graphic design and drawing.
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Posted on 01-22-18 03:54:29 PM Link | Quote
I'm good at math, which is something I'm personally proud of. I'm also good at programming, but I don't do it as much. People tell me I'm good at teaching/explaining things and that I'm a good listener. I don't know if I really think I'm good at it, but I'm proud of some of the art I've made.

Some other miscellaneous things I'm good at are whistling, making different voices, solving Rubik's cubes, fingerspelling, and remembering things.

Also, I'm really good at procrastinating.
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Posted on 01-22-18 03:56:26 PM Link | Quote
i like pwning noobs

i’m good at giving design feedback apparently. and people like it when i take photographs or do interior design.

but i’m most proud of my ability to have guests over and set a good vibe and keep them happy/full.
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Posted on 01-22-18 04:04:07 PM Link | Quote
I think I'm okay at baking, I mean, I do it as a job, so I must be at least decent?

Also music in general, though I can't write music to save my life. :V I studied audio engineering and I'm a decent (but still amateur) sound tech, plus I played piano for forever and a day, and I've been playing in a handbell choir for years (including with an orchestra this past Christmas!) so I can safely say I'm pretty good with that sorta thing.
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Posted on 01-22-18 04:12:16 PM Link | Quote
Based on this one time I guessed something correctly, I'd say I'm the best at extrapolation



More seriously, I seem to be pretty good at pixel art? Regular drawing is an exercise in frustration still, but it can go decently.

I don't actually do enough of most things to get particularly good at them.

Probably my best aspect is humour.
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