The Setup

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What do people use to get stuff done?

Porpentine Heartscape

Porpentine Heartscape

Writer, game designer

Who are you, and what do you do?

I'm Porpentine Charity Heartscape and I make art to commemorate the armistice with hell.

What hardware do you use?

E-Element Z-88 81-key mechanical keyboard because it was the cheapest tenkeyless. My typing got more precise after I switched to MECHA KEYBOARD and it has fun LED settings to keep me stimulated.

I'm most comfortable on my desktop but I have a ThinkPad 13 laptop now that I travel more. Desktops feel like a blanket.

I use a Snowball mic, a OnePlus 3T phone, and a Wacom Intuos Medium tablet. Amazon Mouse because it's soft and cheap.

Cheap colored lights off Amazon strung along my walls.

And what software?

Games/interactive stories: Twine 1.4.2 and Game Maker. But I've made stuff in Unity, ShindanMaker, Google Forms, desktop folders.. I'm most interested in something if it's not intended as creative software.

Linear writing: Notepad++ and Google Docs for drafting, Scrivener and OpenOffice for organizing / publishing.

Media editing: Paint.NET, Audacity, all the cutey open source things.

I love chatting and collaborating through Discord.

What would be your dream setup?

Whatever is nice. The good stuff. A big room, I guess? Running water and grass? A climate-controlled cube surrounded by 12 hours of rain and 12 hours of grass.

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