Just a kind of interesting tidbit I found while looking for art through the Amateur Sleuth blog (Posted on March 29, 2011, here, by Little Jackalope/Calina Herman):
"One of the 3D artists gave me a quick peek at what he was working on for an upcoming game! It was so awesome and I’m super excited about it! The little sneak I got was of a female character in a sitting position, and he showed me her animated fidgets.
A fidget is a small movement a character makes, usually while in one position. When you watch a character from a distance, they are moving in some small way, so they appear more life-like. For example; Detective Beech moves his arm as he brings his drink to his mouth. Don’t forget the tilt of his head and the occasional blinking of the eyes! Or there’s Donal in The Haunting of Castle Malloy as he nods his head, trying to stay awake, or when he moves his hand to make a point.
It’s those little things that we sometimes take for granted that make up the intricate qualities of animated characters and makes them all the more realistic. Do you have a favorite animation sequence or fidget? I can’t wait for you to see the new characters in the next games, the wait will be worth seeing these animations, I think!"
Judging by the date this was posted, I'm going to guess that the character in question was from CAP (Released June 2011) or ASH (Released October 2011). I have no idea which necessarily since HER did have overlapping schedules for game production in order to make 2 games a year, so potentially it could be either. I do think from ICE onward there was a huge general increase in quality in terms of the character animation (and especially with the fidgeting).
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well okay i don't know who needs to hear this today but i keep seeing it far too much. you have to stop putting all of your personal information on your carrd or your about page or whatever you use. yeah it's a good idea to have one and share basic stuff about yourself and your interests, but putting a comprehensive list of your entire medical history and pairing it with everything that triggers you and how you can be triggered by those things is just blatantly unsafe. really young people keep doing this too, like i see 14, 15, 16 year olds with entire pages just listing all the issues they have. with all the kindness i can put behind this, stop doing that. no one needs to know this much about you except people you have complete trust in. while it is up to you to decide who those people are, it definitely isn't the entire internet
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