VB longneck at 8am in the fuckin mornin'
15 Year Member
- Feb 13, 2005
That means dealing with your crap is relatively trivial. It was just an insult, no offense was intended.
I thought I was clear about what I needed, but let me unpack that more:
- Working this material is unfamiliar to me. And it is difficult and EXPENSIVE. Therefore I will require better info than I currently have, if I want to proceed. Precision isn't just ideal, it's the minimum needed to proceed.
From an absolutely practical standpoint, I can't proceed without better information. My process demands a paper/digital approach, which means I'm not going to touch an acetylene torch or my wallet until I know exactly where I'm going.
- I cannot just "go to the garage and cut some material" — stainless steel isn't wood. I have no shop gear for cutting metal at this scale, which means I am obliged to pay for shop time to get it done, which leads us back to 1.
Now, could I do this in wood? Yes. Am I? No. (See design notes above for details.)
- This is part of a larger process. And I'm sharing. Is that a problem? Now, is that my problem?
Your challenge to me is uninformed and slightly frustrating because "just go do it" misses the fact there's often a process involved, and that I need to start somewhere. Some of you appear to find that personally irritating, which, frankly, is bizarre, unless you are exclusively used to having things handed to you whole and complete without any trace of sweat on it. I wish I lived in that world, but I generally have to start somewhere.
Again, I am here to learn about the Neo Geo.
- I also never promised to make this for another reason: the cost. The price of steel isn't cheap or trivial, but if this is something others are better suited or prepared for, they should go for it.
I won't promise to make anything if it turns out I can't afford to make it.
Or I deemed it less appropriate, given that:
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If I were making fan art, I probably would have posted it there. But this isn't fan art, as I said above.
Also, as I have stated, the fact that I have minimal to no prior experience with your hobby should suggest something about the concept of "fan" and my status thereof.
There are things I'm definitely a fan of. The Neo Geo hasn't been one of them—because my experience differed from yours. To me it's indistinguishable from most other forms of arcade entertainment, which itself was limited because of my own upbringing.
It was mere light and noise from an expensive, darkened room. At the time when it was new, I was just not interested in it, partly because I was "playing" with big iron and doing cutting edge stuff with 3D graphics. (And not to put too fine a point on it, I was staring at a CRT for 10+ hours a day—coming home usually meant I wanted to do other things instead.)
And, paradoxically, I was too old for that sort of entertainment. Had I participated then, it would not have held my attention.
But something happened: I got even older, and the old 2D artistry of electronic entertainment had mystery and appeal.
You're in luck.