Meet the CoMmunity - Bella_Iris
Last month, MrCaseyJones recommended we speak to Bella_Iris and what a brilliant idea that was! Bella does some amazing work in Dreams, including a huge array of different voice acting roles! Get to know her a little more with our community questions below!
What do you like to do in the Dreamiverse?
I love creating! My favorite things to create are art, and voice work. I also really enjoy collaborating on things, whether it is my own project or someone else's! Helping others really gives me a happy fulfilling feeling, and it also makes me feel good to reciprocate, because so many of you Dreamers have helped me! I've also been gradually rearranging my collections to make them more friendly for Design Dreamers who use elements by others.
If you could give other members of the CoMmunity a piece of advice for their time in Dreams, what would it be?
Oh gosh! There are so many things I want to say! Can I say more than one thing?
Firstly, there is HUGE wealth of information in the forums! I have noticed that a lot of new Dreamers don't realize there are forums! Go to https://feedback.indreams.me or click on the Send Feedback button from the http://indreams.me website. The "How Do I?" Section has thousands of questions that have been answered by Molecules and the CoMmunity. As Early Access and Beta Dreamers we struggled with the very same questions you might be struggling with now! So please head over there for a search and see if your question has already been answered. There is a lot of helpful information to be found! (As always, please remember to be kind and courteous when submitting a new question!)
Secondly, it is amazingly useful to just play around with the tools! Try things out, experiment, see what they do! Once when struggling with the graphics thermometer for a huge scene, I took a two week break to just practice making low-thermo objects. I learned a lot and now I can make relatively low-thermo scenes! Just remember, it is perfectly okay to put your big dreams on hold a tiny while to build up your skills and cornerstones. It goes a long way and will save time in the future!
Third, (but most importantly!) be kind! I know sometimes when you are learning new things it can get a little frustrating if something is not working right. This community is filled with oodles of kindhearted individuals who are willing to lend a hand... and the best way to ask is with kindness and appreciation.
What was the first thing you created in Dreams?
“Basic Tight Fleck Pine Tree”, created on December 26, 2018 (in the Beta). What I remember best from my first time with Dreams is the joy I felt when I first got ahold of the tools. Every little click of my imp just felt bursting with potential. This is it! I thought. This the art medium that will bring my dreams to life. This is what I've been waiting for!!!
Favourite food, movie and song, in that order. GO!
Mint chocolate chip ice cream, but the really rare kind with lots of itty bitty chocolate chips or thin layers of chocolate drizzled through.
Avatar (2009) directed by James Cameron. That movie gives the feels every time. Also the rumors are true! They are making FOUR sequels! Squeeee! There's even an entire community devoted to learning and practicing the Na'Vi language. The movie has also helped a lot of people get involved with saving the planet worldwide. I guess I have a soft spot in my heart for happy worldwide communities!
"I Was Born for This" by Austin Wintory. When I first heard it at the end credits to the game, Journey, it brought tears to my eyes. It really brings out some beautiful emotions, and I love that it is in many languages, and features lines from famous literature such as Beowulf, The Aeneid, The Iliad, Joan of Arc, Matsuo Bashō.
How can people find you in the Dreamiverse?
You can find me & my creations (many of which I make public for others to use!) by searching for Bella_Iris. Don’t get confused if my imp keeps looking different, I just can’t decide which imp is the cutest!
Who'd you like to get to know in the Dreamiverse? We'll ask them some questions for next month's newsletter!
Now that the new Dreamers have had some time to explore the Dreamiverse, I think it would be very fitting to meet a new Dreamer! I've been very impressed with the artwork by Hemlawk so far! Hemlawk has also taken the community vibe to heart and has been really friendly and charming! I’d love to get to know him better! To Hemlawk and all the new flecklings: Welcome to the Dreamiverse and thank you for joining our CoMmunity!