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do you like yams?

when fried

can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars? do you think you could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now?

we can try

have you ever considered learning another language? (this is definitely not a plug for toki pona. nope. absolutely not.)


are you consciousness?


why did "why are you using linux?" pop up as the default text even though you are currently using windows?

im confused because i use mac linux and windows as of 2023-05-21

What is not your IQ?


Question 10: What is the most underrated thing ever?

one sided dice

i. love. you.

no you dont

this is a long question:

no it's not

if you are good at making music and 3d videos and songs with random lyrics, why are you a weird person?

these are not mutually exclusive

why lol.zip

it was funny

BRO the album SICK man

i'm so glad you enjoyed it. please share your time machine please.

How do I tell whether I'm a cynic or a contrarian?

look on the bottom of your shoe and see if theres a note telling you

What is your IQ?


a reality page

what about it?

will you make a reality or self talk page?

yes. i have over a thousand audio files that can be added to it like 2023-01-08-21-40-32.mp3

since all of the questions are anonymous, what if they're all written by the same person right now?

that would be remarkable

fav song

right now it's "waterfalls" by paperdave

Knock Knock

who's there

mr.paper, have you met the king of the tiny green men, Sir Goblin Auehn?

i'm actually not

you found scribner yet?

nope. gone forever.

I had a dream where this website had a counter showing how many unanswered sent questions are currently pending

i had that dream too. i also had a dream to make a countdown on the input box and limit the box to 1 per day. and also limit the box to 10 questions max before i got to it.

I grab all night and day, I do it until I have a subway.

What did you think of my poem?

i like it.

what are your otherworldly pursuits?

i want a whole world to tell stories in. its a big project idea and i've only barely started.

Question 8: Is it possible to post files in this page?


how to get better at roleplaying? (as in, writing characters, writing appropriate dialogue and good stories)

you gotta get into their shoes. you gotta think like them. everything someone does has a reason; and if you think that reason is "no reason" then theres a reason the character would say there is no reason.

i got on a giant tangent that i want to continue that is essentially plotting out every single thing possible about two of my characters (which i havent really made public, i want to 3d model them and animate and storytell with them in videos, which is why im doing this extensive writing process). and what i've found is i can explain every single behavior and thing about the character since i've established a rough history of the entire character's life. their viewpoints, people they knew in the past, how those people influenced them, their fears and the things they love.

to start getting the hang of it though you probably can just start. just play conversations in your head. people say to be yourself alot, but try not being yourself in these and see if that gets you anywhere. but maybe DO try being yourself; try being variations of yourself.

this is all speculation please email me if any of this works.

how has the album been going?

endless writing phase

Tell me why? (you can't mess this one up)

i don't know why either

what's next??


What is your opinion on golf, and big golf balls? Are they big enough?

i dont really understand it, but i think its an interesting idea to do something in the least number of steps.

i'm unaware of golf ball sizing.

Eminem - Mockingbird

what about it?

what kind of answer would a person get from a second person, about their prediction of how a 3rd person would answer a question asked by person 1 to person 3, but not revealed to person 2?

probably the "incorrect" kind.


good morning

message2023-05-02 10:40 oh yeah! one last thing, you can either give the letters multiple color (e.g. A: red, B: navy, C: dark green, D: Dark Purple (Violet, E: Orange, F: Light Yellow 《also the colors i said for the first 6 letters are what you are supposed to do)

you should include ev's changing hair color too

2nd question about that song music_noteg is missing is why did you use an uppercase L instead of a lowercase l?

easier to read i think

sorry if this is too much to read -_-

i forgive you.

about your music video music_noteg is missing, i was thinking of making that an actual game to play.

go ahead. just remember that g, e, m, are all based on real people who have heavy associations with the letter, in a sense that i often refer to them by their letter. and many other letters are also based on real people but not with the letter matching up.


1. quests from different unicode characters (e.g. numbers, IPA, music notes, whatever the heck you could think of)

2. dialogues and games (each letter would have interactions with dialogues of them speaking typical words about g, when going to another letter, they would probably make you do a game e.g. f makes you do a game where you play the drums and beat him and when you do his dialogue goes something like "dude, that was awesome! meet me at `insert location here 《good example: mountains》`)

3. boss battles with other unicode characters (basically in some other places, you might encounter some other people in which you have to fight)

4. 2 dimensional worlds (as in entering another place, it might become 2d, and in that 2d place, sometimes you can use bill wurtz effects, but it would SOMETIMES be 3d when it looks 2d 《what i mean is the start of your music video music_noteg is missing, where there is no singing but just talking about the scene》)

interesting idea. i don't have time to make this game but if you do, you should join the discord and share your progress if that's something you're gonna work on. it would be wild to see a video game using blend modes and layering.

do you ever wonder what life will be like for the last human far in the distant future?


how they'll go crazy due to lack of social contact? how long their food and water will last? where they'll live? what they might (not) know about our species's history and origins? how unfathomably lonely they must feel?

that must be incredibly lonely. i sometimes feel lonely by not being near people, but i know that it's possible to see them. this person wouldn't even have the possibility.

will they even know if they're the last one left, especially if we're all living in different parts of the universe?

they couldn't easily prove it.

so many people. thousands. trillions. will all feel the same way.

will they try in vain to create new life to survive them? what will their life and the way they live it say about humanity as our species's story concludes? what will really be the story from the first human in the distant past to the last one?

idk. i'm not the one writing the story. i think.

Question 5: What question should I ask you?

"how has the album been going?"


oh i wrote a piece of software that makes this type of stuff really easy except i dont make it until the future so it doesnt exist yet.

how can i recreate these stunning movemenst using blender? (instead of わ, use a default cube for demonstration)

i don't know, i barely know how to use blender. probably with a few keyframes.

Have we seen the truth, and is it really the unknown?

i think we often don't realize the truth is the truth. this is the source for disagreements and arguments and maybe even wars.

Could it be that the unknown encompasses more than just the truth?

i could see it going that way.

Moreover, is it not true that the truth of the unknown can only be as truthful as the unknown itself?

the answer to this question is unknown

Can we say that this is indeed the truth?

this would be an amazing hook for a song.

If you're in a meet and greet, do you meet and greet at the same time, or do you have to meet first then greet?

no i think we have this backwards. greet first, then you meet them. it's called a meet and greet because these actions are both done at the event, just not at the same time. named out of order because it rolls off the tongue a little better.

what is the meaning of life?

to enjoy it

what is the meaning of death?

something about uninfinity

what is The Meaning of Liff (1983)?

haven't seen this one

what is the meaning of The Meaning of Life (2005)?

haven't seen this one

what is the meaning of meaning?

to describe

what is the meaning of this chair? gestures at chair

to be overpriced and undercomfortable

is there a meaning of life?

yes. many meanings.

I hope it isn't an egregious violation of the manners of polite society that I inquire as to the possible ethical ramifications should the metaphysics and imperatives of animate objects be definitively formulated?

you're within your right to question everything. i do that sometimes. often times no one chooses to listen, and those people are well within their right for that. i wont promise you deep answers on anything unless you're the song i'm writing or one of my closest friends.

y lief iz so confuzzin and DO NT KNO evrythin/

gestures at the future it's going to be okay.

what is your opinion on the number 6

violet loves that one

Have you found any parallels or similarities between video game design and music composition?

a ton. i want to merge them in one project but i don't think i'll have the time/desire to even start that project in the next few years unfortunatly.

do you remember the answer to this question?

i need to think about it

what are the titles of some of your favorite movies that you've seen so far?

i want to travel into the future so i can say the new mario movie. the rest of the movies i can't think of off the top of my head.

Should I listen to Type A or Type B?

both at the same time, one in each ear.

Do you have any opinions on "Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D"


how to stop embarassing memories

i forgot the answer to this question

message2023-04-01 16:30 No, a houseboat; you forgot to add the C!

ah, i always forget C. thanks for reminding me for today's study session.

What is your opinion on the 2018 online multiplayer social deduction game, Among Us?

ruined the phrase. love it

What do you think about Comic Sans?

good font but can feel weird in some places.

can a match box?

what can't it do.

are u out of ideas

no. in fact i have so many ideas i think the real thing i'm out of is time.

What's the integral of ¹⁄cabin with respect to cabin?

ln(cabin) if i remember this class correctly.

how many of these question-and-answer pages have you seen around the internet?

at least 5

What if everyone had an enlightenment, a private revelation, at the same time, and they didn't tell each other because they didn't think anybody would understand?

i think this happened multiple times already. at least twelve. probably more. this is why people act "weird."

What colour is the dress?

which dress? it's probably green.

Is the universe actually just made up of goblins huddled together very neatly?


How's it feel to be drawn into a tawdry web of lies and deceit?

i dont feel so good about that.

have you inspired anyone/anything yet?

most definetly.

are you cool? do you think YOU are cool?

i have to check with the coolness department



Why is your logo a paper airplane?

i chose it, randomly.

What is your opinion on brick walls representing progress blockers

i think its a fine representation. use more imagery maybe.

Is it plausible to describe or evaluate art by comparing it to other art

describe, almost.

evaluate, never.

How did you learn to create a website

start with windows 7 notepad and then save the file as .HTML. keep learning. ignore browser support. then learn how to do everything properly.

Do you ever sometimes feel like you spend too much time making music or does it always feel worthwhile

both at the same time. its a huge time sink, and i wish i could get projects done faster, but i always think the time i put in it regardless is worth it.

though right now im putting zero time into the music work at the moment so it's not very worthwhile of the time im putting in it. unfortunatly. hopefully production can pick back up by may.

Why did you create a Q&A page

i felt a bored and i wanted to see if i could.

Do you think acronyms are redundant


Why can i scroll to the right and find a white bar

because im too lazy to fix the one question that has a really long code block

Why is your name paperdave

someone used it as a nickname for me a long time ago, based on my profile picture being a paper airplane. now the icon represents the name, which represents the icon. so we're kinda suck in a loop. i i think it sounds nice.

If a person consumes soup, is that person eating or drinking it

it depends if they are eating from the soup or drinking the soup liquid.

is it supposed to be difficult to lust for someone you also love? i am maybe a little surprised to find that the two emotions don't mix well for me, and instead would create an unpleasant cocktail when i try to force them to coexist.

which definition of "love" do you have because depending how you define it that makes perfect or zero sense.

favorite longer than 8 minutes song?

i keep that one a secret

If seafood exist, then what is hear food?

it's available readily in landlocked cities.

Are there any features that you wish were part of programming languages, but aren't?

civet has some fun things i wish typescript had like switch pattern matching and pipelines. there's a million other things i could think of though, especially for other languages.

how many sleeps till christmas?

it depends on when you celebrate chrismas

Cogs. Machines. AI generated art.

ai can't generate art right now. i don't think it is capable of that, by definition.

Where does it stop? Huh? What are the limits of creativity?

there are none. creativity goes infinitely. in fact you might find ways to use cogs, machines, and ai tools to help you on your way to making art.

The limits of soul?

not sure. i tried finding the limits once but couldn't. i feel like it isn't infinite, but i didn't look all the way.

In my distress over these questions and... many more... Technology has ripped us from our human connotations... Robots, taking our jobs. Neural networks, drawing our logos and.. pictures of things...

i don't think that's true. well, you sure can let it rip you away if that's what you want.

Could you please do a demonstration of some of the interesting things that can be displayed with the engine you have coded this Questions and Answers page in?

unfortunatly it isn't capable of anything

Question 3: What's your favourite sorting algorithm?


emotional reaction to the prospect of one's own death?

been there done that it's a bad but sometimes necessary thing.

what is the speed of sound?

about 1 sonic, which is a unit of measuring speed.

have you heard of the Alfabetons?

i haven't heard of this before.

it's a show that teaches Spanish and i'm currently learning using it

sounds interesting.

is hate correlated with hunger?

no it's more like a causation.

A train is traveling west to east at a speed of 300 km/h. The driver applies the brake

aren't these automated by now?

producing a deceleration of 1.4 m/s². In newtons, how hard will the man in carriage 7 mash his face into the seat in front of him

i just got home after 4 hours of college physics class i did not need to hear any of this.

and realize most of the problems in his life are created not by external circumstances, but his own repeated self-sabotage?

i don't think they will ever realize that to be honest.

music_notei'm 18 now

Question 1: When you say you had that tune stuck in your head since age 14, are you referring to the first part of the song, or the "I'm 18 now and I'm" part of the song

it was the chorus tune except it was "i'm 15 now" except it was the second chorus only. i then wrote the first two verses later on and then renaming it to 18 after i realized that fit the melody as well, and had a new, much more realistic deadline. i think most of my way though music_notemayday i realized i could totally pull it off instead of it being a song that went to waste. so then the bridge mentioning 14 was then written then as a sort of callback. i think there was another one in the song referencing age 9 as sort of the start of everything but i didnt keep that in and i dont remember what it even was about. most of this song was theorized as a showerthought, kinda evolving over the years.

describe the shape of love, if love were a physical object.

eight-dimensional, sharp yet soft. warm, sometimes too hot.

if you own the .com domain as well, why not use it as the main one?

the net feels nicer to me. i took the com just so i'm not in the same situation as i was with davecode.me/net/com


good morning, thanks for making sure the system works.

Did we come into the world very old in a time that was very young?

it depends on your perspective, and i'm not so sure where i stand.

are all the placeholders copied from questions people asked that you didn't answer?

no i wrote them all besides "I would suggest removing the example sentences from this textbox since it encourages some people to just type what it says in there." but oddly enough i cant find me replying to that prompt on this page.

if the world were a movie, what genre would it be?


whats your favorite chocolate brand/type

i forgot what the brand is but there's this one that is really really really really nice. but most of them are pretty good as long as they give you actual chocolate unlike some brands.

what's your favorite sandwich?

w/o mayo

Why do popular people at schools get everything in life, including at school?

they bribe the judges

do you have a music_notemayday song!?!?!!?!?!? ITS GOOD!!!!

i'm glad you enjoy it, it was a very important stepping stone for me to allow myself to make mistakes in my art, because projects after it would make less mistakes.

how many hats are you wearing?

zero at the moment, usually 1

what is the speed of light?


How long did it take to edit music_notei'm 18 now

so this and the projects before is hard to know because i never logged time like i did like i do now, well i have some time logs but they were for songs before mayday.

i know i worked on 18 right after mayday and balancing with high school life i finished it right near the start of april. no estimate for you


probably much longer than it should have. this was from december to february and in general i felt like this had way more going on. song had so many wild things and weird things i just powered through.

if i HAD to estimate i think 18 and mayday were both over the 70hr mark for total production time

videocamthursday programming language comparison

probably within one day. thursday videos here were very fast turnaround and focused more on learning how to put audio together without having real audio software. i kind of want to try these kinds of videos again but with vocals and a real set of audio tools, i tried once already.


what's tedo

Which fictional character do you most relate to?

most is a very strong word but lex everett

Why bad things happen to good people?

just another balance patch

Are these contents that you're making right now really inspired you with bill wurtz's work?

yes but also many other people

any thoughts on AI and the possibility that our lives are about to change a lot in the next few years?

generative ai is really interesting and something i want to start using really soon because i have a lot of ideas on how i could apply it to my video making. i've already been messing with a few of AI tools like stable diffusion and whisper a while ago. these two are cool because i can run them without paying a giant company to run it for me, though there's some crazy tools out there. chatgpt is interesting, but alot of people overhyped it. it is a very interesting idea too and i think it's going to be really cool to see the tech powering bing.

lots of flaws right now in all of them (gpt can't code, sd/dalle still isn't great at alot of art) but it's only gonna get better slowly, and it definetly has applications right now. it might replace alot of jobs, but there will also be alot of new jobs and modified jobs where you know how to use these ai tools.

How long does it take for you (minimum) to edit your song? Including importing/inserting your own VFX.

music_noteg is missing (2023) took 20(audio) + 15(video) = 35 hours to make. though my tracking on this time wasn't perfect. i need to get better at tracking my time.

music_notemystery of life (2022) took >10(audio) + 31(video) = >41 hours. saying more than ten because theres no way i only spent 10 hours.

videocamit's snowing (2022, short) the entire production from writing to uploading took 10.5 hours. this was a rush but an effective one.

luna (just realized that videos is not on this site yet, cant link) took 8 hours. another rush, not as effective, but quite a wild ride especially given it's context.

i remember off the top of my head videocamvisual cover: money took over a hundred hours.

so the takeaway here, which i'm also glad you've brought this up since i haven't looked at it yet myself: videos are being able to be made faster. though i have some trick shots i want to pull with davinci resolve but before we jump into new territory i'm going to be fixing this website up alot.

why is there between but no bethreen?

i will check

Why is it always this way?

because the fearful weather says so

Would you like to speak it all night?

i always loved this line because it can be thought of many different things, even something crazy suggestive, or crazy in the exact opposite way like a huge debate with flamethrowers.

How do they choose the fearful weather?

all weathermen and weatherwomen and other weather people go to a giant meeting room. with flamethrowers.

Where has our friend gone?

the flamethrower store in preparation of the weather debate all night. it's always been this way and it will never change.

why is the sky white?

it's that time of the year again.

music_noteg is missing makes me really happy. if you had more time, what are some other things that would have been better about it? if you can think of any

the video was rushed alot, but i was really busy at that time and so on. i wish i could've really nailed the visuals on the drum solo because looking back at it to me feels like i just threw up a bunch of colors on the screen. not in a good way. but i mean, it's passable.

i also realized there was a bit to the audio which is present in the song, which i fixed in the video. right at the end. so this and many more small adjustments to the music i wish i could make but i couldn't do because the song was already sent off.

though this project has been a huge step up for me in many small ways. i think i'll only get better. i wanna be able to sing even better.

will ur music ever be on apple music

yes. due to an issue with apple music, they are STILL in the process of renaming me from davecode to paperdave. and due to ANOTHER issue, i have not fixed the redirects of the "/spotify" and "/apple-music" pages.

i've been in contact with distrokid / apple support and i forgot who said what but they both said that the name change was not forgotten about and apple just has a really slow queue for name changes and that they will get to it eventually but it might be many months, and this was many months ago.

and if not, will it be available to download as a local file

i am working on the music page right now and it will have my 4 "real" tracks but also 13 more instrumental tracks as well as the music_notephoenix write (soundtrack). in the meantime here are mp3 downloads to those four tracks: mayday, 18 now, mystery of life, g is missing. theres also flacs in the same spot if you switch the file extension. the music page will contain all these links in a pretty display, as well as streaming via some other files i have prepared.

Things aren't working between me and my shadow. It follows me everywhere I go. Anything I do, it does. Every time I try to touch another shadow, my own shadow keeps getting in the way. Like, ever since me and my shadow got together, I don't think I've physically touched any other shadow. It's clingy and I don't like it. I feel suffocated. How should I proceed?

threaten to turn off all of the lights.

Do you have a tendency to forget information?

i forgot the answer to this question.

Do you like balloons?

only the popped ones.


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