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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 artifact 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 artifact , 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 artifact , 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 artifact

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 artifact 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


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 artifact 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 artifact

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

music_notemayday artifact

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 artifact

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

favorite song you've ever made and why?

obviously music_noteaaaaaaaaa artifact

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

videocamit's snowing artifact (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 artifact 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 artifact 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) artifact . 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.

when writing the lyrics for music_noteg is missing artifact , did you make a list of what you could say about each letter and then decide which lines to use, or did you come up with the lines/which letters to mention as you went along from start to finish?

neither. i wrote it completely out of order. i switched which letters i mentioned. some of the letters have ties to real people, such as @M_is_Scared. if i wasn't as limited on time i would've made a longer song that went over every letter there was and what they were doing during the situation, maybe that wouldn't fit.

for a measure of how unordered the song is, i think the last line i wrote was the end of the first chorus: "when will the search end so we can go bring them home"

What software do you use for making music videos and other art?

i said i knew what i was doing but im still really confused on what the best sofware is.

if youre looking to get into stuff, you gotta checkout blender. if you want to know what i am using just to know, for the past few videos ive used a mix of blackmagic fusion, davinci resolve, blender, and custom software to automate pieces of it. i didn't use davinci resolve on music_notemystery of life artifact , and only used it for converting a png sequence on music_noteg is missing artifact , but i think i'm going to start using it more in future videos. i used to be not so comfortable recommending my software but i know these two programs are really big and the free version of resolve is free, which has a (albeit lame) version of fusion built in. so you can try it and see if you love it. if you are a really big user of it, consider the one time $300 upgrade; i can say its worth it.

also in some future projects i want to use stable diffusion and some really weird image / video tricks that i haven't actually made yet. please ask this question again after my next few videos go out.

for music i use bitwig studio but you gotta remember that what daw you use really doesnt matter. however, bitwig has some fun built in presets, where if you pick up something like reaper you got to find samples and plugins elsewhere to do anything. i might switch to reaper in the future because its more scriptable than bitwig (not more but IS while the other one IS NOT).

overall, do know that there's more than one way to make art. that's what makes art art. don't copy what i have, or worse, BLINDLY BUY STUFF.

Seriously, music_noteg is missing artifact is AMAZING! :) Can you share more insight about the making of this song and video?

this song was thought up after my friend gee fell off the internet due to their life being busy. it was funny to me because they never said they would be going missing, they kinda just did. so then one day i had this Little idea (i would say what day it was but i haven't indexed the whole audio journal, or maybe i didn't write it down idk) ((this is the earliest file i have for g is missing 2022-08-17-19-43-32.m4a and i'll update this question with the true first sketch when i find it))

the song started very similar to how it is now and the sketch idea went until "or whatever it's called." i was just doing shower improv singing and it was fun because that last Line gets so overloaded and dragged out that the voice just giving up on singing and switching to the spoken "or whatever its caller as well giving up on identifying whatever the hell S even had. that was and is so funny to me, but i was laughing quite a bit in the shower at that time. fun stuff so then i thought more and decided "yeah we're gonna finish this on gee's birthday" and then i finished the song sometime at the end of my break between college semesters.

this was the first project i dived into getting VST plugins to work on linux. its a hard setup and it sucks. though i see a really interesting world of new sound i can get through the ones i found/bought. i have windows 10 setup on my other SSD which i am going to do the rest of my songs on since plugin support is way better there and i fixed the big filesystem problem that many have with dual boot. lots of interesting music to do.

i also did improve my voice a bit, but i still feel Like theres ways up to go. final product is way better than some of the stuff i had during production, Like this and this im really proud of a couple of moments like this and of course the drum solo

the video was a little rushed. deadline was inching closer and i didn't fully realize that "releasing in feb" really meant "you only have jan to work on this, and then like ~7 extra days." in this time i discovered a trillion tricks, since "you only have jan" actually means "you also have four college classes." the timing of this is project's deadline was really horrible because it was a day after a math exam and a week after a physics exam, two very hard classes. this project has probably the most extra files with unrelated tests, which i will publish all of them sometime but i'll link some in this question for now.

blender live animation, or whatever it's really called. it's really interesting. here's my test. i use this for the camera in some spots, as well as various objects.

but what's more interesting, taking these renders and then using cryptomatte to isolate objects. that is more interesting. but EXRs load really slowly in every application, so i don't think i'm ever going to do this again. here's what the method looks like, it's the same trick i used in videocamit's snowing artifact and the donut test. i really wish it ran faster but with viewport renders being infinitely faster in every way i dont think i can ever go back to this. and what i mean by slow is <7fps. and there's no reason something that is already rendered cannot simply load into the program. like fuck, my hardware supports 60fps 8k BRAW, though i don't know what this measure actually means.

and viewport renders. let me talk about those since most people haven't. they're fast to render, and MOSTLY the same quality of a real render. plus, you can interesting passes like TimeEvolvesRenderC0001-0551.mp4 which was purely to get the camera tracking to work in the last scene... at that point i was so crunched on time that this and then doing text+liveaction in fusion was faster than figuring out how to do it properly in blender. theres some other places i just use viewport renders because theyre faster to run and still great quality.

and this sort of random video files is actually pretty interesting, and it's making me re-evaluate alot of how the creative toolkit works right now. that code assumes that you have one blender file and one fusion file per frame, and nothing else. which i am realizing is infinitely limiting, but giving more freedom makes it harder to automate. so i'll be exploring those potential techniques with davinci resolve over the next few months i guess. i already did a bit of stuff like with this and this and i hope to do way more in the future.

so much more also happened but this is just what i remember and found in the project files which i am now going to move to my archive drive which will also make the project nearly unopenable now. i guess let's open it up for a minute before all the paths get broken


What's the best scenario for the World to be a better place?

time has to pass. but also if time goes backwards it also happens. counterintuitive.

Hehehehe :)


music_noteg is missing artifact What happened to the sound of your recent upload

apparently the Youtube preset in DaVinci Resolve does not include audio? i don't know. the DNxHR version i exported to for the automatic-upload-to-website-script did incldue audio. same timeline, same export time. so what i uploaded to youtube after was the webm that the upload script made and not the "youtube" export preset. it doesn't help that i didn't preview it locally but only the other files, and you cant preview a video before it premieres.

also keep in mind i did all this exporting at literal 3am so i mightve hit a wrong key during this.

also i am starting to use davinci resolve again but for this video it was just for turning the png sequence into a video because i didn't want to bother fucking up my ffmpeg options (at 3am). i was also messing with effects and i think i figured out why projects like music_notei'm 18 now artifact were so broken in that app and how to get around those issues.

are you restoring any more questions, or are these all the questions you could find?

all of them, i just have to sort out links and some other details. for example, one links to journal2019-05-06-18-47-08.mp4 which is not hosted at the moment. so im doing a first pass of the questions i can upload. and then ill figure out how i want to upload media files like this (well journal is a whole topic that haven't really started doing. and then i'll make sure to go back and edit this question to make sure the link is a link. this response will look really weird in the future.

where's scribner

you tell me

Who/what are your influences?

too many to name but the obvious one is bill wurtz. their art really sent the message to me that i could and should do whatever the hell i wanted to. but i'm taking so many other influences off everyone else. influencing off my friends and even my enemies. lots of influence. overflowing, even.

is ur next video a song or non-song

music_noteg is missing artifact is both

does anyone still remember despacito or baby shark


Is life art, and art life?

yes, and then add love into it but keeping a balance of the three.

how many questions do you receive per day, and from how many different askers?

almost the right amount

About the tags that you can put at the start of questions that direct website viewers to the work of yours that the question is referring to, would you ever consider adding one of those tags to a question completely unrelated to the work that the tag links to?

they're called mentions and they can go anywhere in the response and videocamtest video 1 artifact no

What do you aspire to be?

someone who doesn't use a vpn to tour the usa/world and ask questions as 8 different people to this one person online. but more specifically i wanna be someone who makes interesting things with the computer, which i currently do but i think i could do more and maybe i could also have a job on the side so i can pay for the tools to make the art or maybe i can promote my donation page enough to make a living from that but i'm not placing any bets there.

Are art films art or is only video art art?

art is art

what are the titles of some of your favorite works of literature that you've read so far?

feed by m.t. anderson

i just realized a character from that book is, at least by her name, present in my current writing project. maybe that was subconciously intentional.

but anyways i was forced to read "a book of my choice" during high school english class in 2022. i randomly picked this one off the shelf. no other book has remained in my memory as much as this one has, or at least the feeling i got reading it.

i would list more books but i do not recall liking many books. same with movies, tv, songs, and alot of other media.

is everything bad


how well do you get people? ("get" in the sense of "understand")


what is platonic love really?

wanting to be with someone or a group of people forever, but at the same time everyone is still their own self. idk, just it seems romantic love shoves all the members into a rigid box, at least traditionally. which is a huge turn off for me.

Is there something that you believe that you worry too much about when creating stuff, or something that you put too much pressure on yourself for?


light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, deoxyribonucleic acid, or self-contained underwater breathing apparatus?

i don't see why we cannot combine all three of these and get a DNA powered LASERSCUBA.

What's your vocal range?

i have never done a formal test but i know it goes really low and just a little bit up. the next song explores a little bit of this but doesn't push any limits.

on a related note, i've noticed i usually sing in the octave above what i probably should be singing in, but oh well.

this also reminds me of that one song idea that goes really low then takes a very quick transition to a very high part that i don't think i can sing.

ask me again in a few weeks and maybe i'll have a range demo prepared.

is it a day of the week today?

let me check

… do you ever feel all alone in this world?

all the time, but then all the oxygen around me gives me a hug

describe your taste in music?


what is your Myers-Briggs type?

i forgot but maybe it's itnp

what is bad

it comes down to personal opinion

and why does badness exist?

people have different views on bad and get mad at each other really easily. that's the badness in action. and theres usually cases where neither side is actually wrong but the badness stems out of that.

what if rockdave and paperdave meet up?

this actually already happened but it hasn't been revealed to the public yet.

What's the title of the last book you read?

Calculus: Early Transcendentals (9th Edition)

In your opinion, what is the most beautiful math equation ever derived?

this is such a good question that i feel like i have a really insightful answer but i cannot pull out the MOST beautiful one.

in my calc class a few days ago i learned about integreation by parts, though i think khan academy explained it way better than my class, by deriving the forumal off the product rule, which was really interesting to see.

though i feel like there's probably some more interesting equations that are even more beautiful, but i don't really remember it.

what year is it


when does time average out?

if math class told me anything, it's likely to be at e^x or something.

am I cool?

it's in the realm of possibility


i love you too.

answers&questions? but the last thing this was right before it died was input/output

right so lets clear that up. that whole system was a mistake, and i now live with some consequences of that (in the code it's still referred to as a Message).

the issue with a non-q&a page is, for non questions, what the hell do i say?

and i took it down for that reason but also because i had some really anoying people and my mental state was just not in the right place to be running it. i think i'm better now, and i think the anoying people found better things to do.

music_notemystery of life artifact Why is "Rain" capitalised in "We sit around inside the Rain"? Was this a stylistic choice?

it was.

capitalization is a big thing for me, and i dont understand how i do it either- it's style based on feeling. the way i use capitalization is almost a form of emphasis. like bold and italics, you can capitalize a letter to emphasize it's importance.

proper nouns kinda do this but i dont really consider the rain as a proper noun, but more of a Fancy Concept that's probably a metaphor for something bigger than what it means literally. i don't remember what that metaphor would be and it's probably just something open to interpretation- i wrote that line on my stepdads ipad during dinner at the taco place.

when did time begin?

it happened a long time ago. similar to how gravity was "invented," we didn't realize time was happening until we did and that moment is what we refer to as year 0. so in some sense, that's when time began. but that would mean things happened before time began which doesnt make sense, it's all those negative years, or what some people call BC (before clocks). we could say time began a lot longer but its hard to know when since no one realized the time was moving forward.

sometimes i forget that time exists and the moment that was now was actually years beforehand.

scissordave is coming after you what will you do. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

they are unaware that i am friends with rockdave

what time is it

it's time for adventure-- look outside. take it all in.

is the fun right here?

i like to think the fun is in many places. but yes, this place is one of those places where the fun is at. i'm glad you stopped by.

Since the other guy made a follow up, I’m the guy who asked why you were bad at singing message2022-05-11 23:13. I did it because I thought I wasn’t connected to the internet lmao. I highly doubt that it bothered you but if it did then allow me to impart som wisdom upon you. Even if I didn’t bother you this is still good advice anyway. This may sound counter intuitive but you should never take your art too seriously. Im not saying don’t be passionate, what I’m saying is your art should be an extension of yourself, not an emotional tumor on your soul. Think about this, imagine you give a young child a teddy bear to keep him company. The teddy bear may provide him with comfort and a feeling of safety but in the long run it may prove to be a stressor if the child doesn’t learn that the teddy bear is just an object. If the child grows up just as attached to his bear as when he was a baby, then his soul will be crushed if anything happens to it. Or maybe I’m just crazy.

i like this response a lot

What’s your least favorite color?


message2022-05-13 10:27 Why did you respond in all caps? Also I should have told you that if you suspect you’re tone deaf there’s YouTube videos you can watch. Look up a tone deafness test.

i've since went to them and the results off the top of my head were "not tone deaf" but "not even relative pitch," but there was something more interesting i learned on a tiktok video on accident: not being able to hear yourself, or worse, hearing yourself at a slight delay or pitch shift completely messes up your ability to sing. this is significant because my setup doesn't give any feedback into my ears (i wear headphones) so i'm just singing blindly. so i'm gonna look into all this when i get back to doing music production (currently on a wild code spree)

Why are you so good at singing?

this is the exact opposite of what message2022-05-11 23:13 says and its equally infuriating when i get this feedback. it's awful. though it is a question so i don't know what i'm supposed to expect.

Favourite songs?

Similar to the favorite song i made question. so the most recent song i added to my megaplaylist is this cool instrumental by bob james Where the Wind Blows Free hold on THIS WAS PUBLISHED ON MY BIRTHDAY TWO YEARS AGO WOAH. actually no spotify says it was from 1977 and no exact date.

If someone asked you what your favourite song you've made was, what would you answer?

it would be me complaining that i couldn't answer with a song that i've started writing but havent finished producing and publishing. but i also think it's hard to set a single favorite one. maybe at the current exact time, my favorite could be "mystery of life" or the song about the meteor, because the former has a really sick groove and feel to it (status=in production), and the latter has overall really good lyrics and melody

wait why is the volar video got 5.5K views, i remember it got ~200 views what is happening

i don't know either but i remember seeing a lot of traffic went from playlist traffic

do you think you are underrated? if you were to ask me yes

i am ok with the number of ratings i am getting

what does it mean to be cool?

pay taxes

Do you think "nut-free salted peanuts" should be a valid and widely-used alternative synonym for "salt"


Are you so dumb you even answer rhetorical questions?

why is elemental 4 down and elemental 7 a keyword page

because 4 5 and 6 werent maintained. the games page entry for elemental 4 will explain this in more detail.

do your remember me (oli)


message2022-04-25 22:25 is there a reason why you're waiting 26 days after finishing the video to release it? why not release it when it's finished?

if i did it any time before, it wouldn't make it true.

What do you think the difference is between a theater and a theatre?

it depends on how brittish you are feeling in the moment.

Why rollercoasters and telephones?

i don't really know what it means, but it just felt right. i knew once i improvised that bit, it was going to be in the final song, though at the time it was it's own song and not connected to mayday. i merged them eventually, realizing it would totally fit the vibe.

If there's a shoe company called "Vans", should there be a van company called "Shoes"?

i would certainly back this company on kickstarter.

favourite brand of mayonnaise?

the brand where they don't actually sell you any of it.

Why don’t you use your platform to spread the word of Christ?

I don't speak any of the languages Christ originally spoke, so it would be pretty hard to do that.

To what degree does your girlfriend contribute to your creative endeavors?

extremely little; i always wanted complete creative control over my work, the most she's ever been involved is for minor details during brainstorms, and seeing what i work on before it's done. also, i'm not dating her now for other reasons, so...

meeeoooowww (message2022-04-18 07:32 dang it yer "paper"plane, ya loki'd meh! yeah, i'm aware it's not a question tho)

me-eow (what would ya buy at the corner store in bill's universe)

a corner

meow mew (do you wish you were something else instead of a bein' a programmer)

i wish i never got into it; too much time wasted making things way more complex than needed. music and videos wouldve been fun. but hey i get to do it this way, which makes me a little unique.

Do you prefer music without lyrics, or lyrics without music?

i think those are both very cool things, you can also try lyrics with music. three unique things to do and i love them all.

will fortnite integration be added to this website


are you a knockoff bill wurtz


i seriously forgot what year it is and my computer doesnt display what it is. i dont have a phone or any other computers i can access and everyone that i ask, they respond with 'venezuela' help me

if you check above the question part of this question, you'll see the exact date, hour, and minute you sent this question in.

Have you ever pressed the "9" button on a stove or microwave


Opinion on the names of the 4th, 5th and 6th derivatives of movement


What other languages do you speak?


Hi dave!!

Will you gradually move away from the bill wurtz-ish style and make your music videos more and more different, or do you feel like this style suits you well enough to justify keeping it?

i feel like i've already moved away enough, maybe it was so gradual you didn't notice. i know one visual thing i want to emphasize in my videos is building alternate worlds and putting myself in them using greenscreen tech and motion tracking. not sure if this key difference is visible much but it's my intent and where stuff is going to head, but i first have to solve some workflow stuff related to videos first.

If the former, would you do it to evolve your content into something that's more personal, or something else?

i believe it's already a bit personal but i'm not sure how i could explain how

Instead of singing in your songs you should try talking angrily and using an effect that makes you sound like your voice is coming out of a walkie-talkie.


What's the most dave caruso song you've made? What's the least dave caruso song you've made?

they're all dave caruso

Is your name pronounced /deɪv kəˈrusəʊ/ or /deɪv kærʊˈso/

/deɪv kəˈrusəʊ/

Why do you use social media

i really have no idea. it's stupid.

I’ve got a big old crazy idea. What if instead of “answers and questions” it was just “message and response” wouldn’t that be less restrictive? Also it would differentiate this page from bill wurst’s questions page. What I’m saying is you could drop a sentence ending in a period and it wouldn’t be weird.

you might be onto something

why do you have such a high-res screen???

i do not recall 1440p being high-res

Have you ever been in a fistfight?

not yet

If the world made sense

there wouldn't be web3

message2022-04-14 02:40 Also, I noticed you have a SPECIAL keyboard in the Framerate Issue video. The one that has a RED key, multiple gray colors, and a wheel thingy? What is it?

the speed editor, it came when i bought my copy of fusion/resolve.

Also, I apologize for anything bad that may have come from me asking the "why are you so good at singing" question, I did not intend to make anyone, including you, upset.

if it was upsetting or annoying enough, i would have not responded to it. many questions get thrown out this way.

I think most people can’t hear relative pitch. Idk much about music but I’m glad the video helped you. Are you open to new ideas?

always open

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not a question.


i like this number.


what’s a color that no one has seen yet?

i don't think ive specifically shown anyone grey 600 (from my website color palette)

Can the parrot sound like me?

maybe if you sound like the parrot, then the parrot will sound like you.

Your response to the good at singing and bad at singing questions demonstrate a high level of maturity and non-stupidity that I honestly believe is not present in 95 percent of internet users. Never forget that an empty compliment is 1000x worse than a wholehearted insult.

of course

On the topic of improving, have you found out if you’re tone deaf or not?


Are you a fan of Don Hertzfeldt?

i have never heard of this guy before

Why are you so bad at singing?

i am aware of that and what i've seen so far is it just takes time. if you have practical tips maybe you can get in touch over at [email protected] and explain every way i'm bad at singing. the goal is improvement, and i had to start somewhere.

how many hats do you own

anywhere from 3 to 300,000

do you like your music

it can be improved

Why is j in the english language pronounced /dʒ/ and not /j/

i've never understood pronunciation but i'm just going to assume that the /y/ was taken or some other language does something.

Will you go to prom with me? -from your girlfriend


Do you like jello?

it's neat

How many landmasses have you been to?

a few

Is "pontification" autological?

i just googled both of those words and i believe pontification is not autological

You’ve said that your friends bully you about your music. Could you elaborate on that?

i don't recall saying exactly that but what i will say exactly is i think that a lot of people don't take this project very seriously.

Are your songs satirical in nature?


Do you like Spore

it's a really nice game

would you ever seek out bill wurtz's technical expertise by asking him a question?

already did. the issue was, at the time (this was years ago) we realized nothing about our workflows overlap at all. even now i don't think that much of our workflow overlaps despite both of us using blender now.