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Sail Among the Stars



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I'm gonna be honest

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in BZP Library, Life, BZPower, Games & Trivia Nov 26 2014 · 0 views

I started working in a call center on October 20th (well, training, at least. I started on the floor two weeks later). I appear to be at least half-decent at the job - I'm an inbound CSR for things like home heating, cooling, sometimes plumbing + drains, sometimes water heaters, sometimes other things. Most of my newbie teammates get spoken to about their lack of sales or quality on a daily basis (or still don't know what they're doing) while I, in contrast, have been told once or twice that I am "doing alright".

I am okay with this. I'm averaging one sale a day and that seems to keep people off my back.

BUT.

I have been dealing with more stupid people these past few weeks than ever before in my life, and I have noticed it leaking (well, more like flooding) into my interactions everywhere else. While at home it is easy to avoid (I can just go into my room, after all) and it's easy to bottle it in at the YMCA (since I'm only there for 1-2 hours at a time anyway), I have noticed that's having an effect on me with regards to BZP - so if I've seemed overly harsh or whatever, I do apologize. They say that the first step to fixing a problem is to admit that you have one? So I will be doing my best to solve this.

This plays into the whole "I have too much on my plate" right now; I started this job, did NaNo, hosted Mafia XVIII, posted Book 2, started planning + writing Extermination, hosted Mafia XIX, hosted Bionifight, organized a variety of projects with different members, and started planning for future IRL stuff too (which would take too long to get into with this entry). So I'm doing my best to scale back, and hopefully that will help. In the meantime, I shall try to not let this newly negative-ized attitude of mine continue (or at least not let it continue affecting interactions here).

In other news, my boss at the YMCA might be looking for a "team lead" person for the days/nights that she's not in to sort of take on her role; I'm really hoping that I can claim that position, because it might give me enough hours to warrant leaving the call center. Plus, I've always enjoyed (and subsequently done better with) positions of responsibility like that. :)

Anyway that's my whole "insight into life" post for tonight. Looking back, I realize that I said I was going to start doing posts like this on a weekly/monthly basis but kind of stopped. Oh well.


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Oh, I'm sorry

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in Life Nov 12 2014 · 0 views

I didn't realize that being sick was such a crime. I'm afraid I didn't know that it's okay when anyone else in our house gets sick, but it's the end of your freaking world when I'm sick because you might catch it too. What's that? I'm watching videos and that bothers you more than it does when I'm not sick? Why? Everything else makes my brain hurt. This rant is driving my headache up the wall. I apologize for missing dinner because I was SLEEPING IT OFF.

God, there are so many words I want to use here but can't. My parents are idiots.

I WOULD post this on Facebook but then I risk my parents seeing it. And sick or not, they wold not hesitate to throw me out of the house. And unfortunately I don't have anywhere else I could live at the moment. Ugh.

I'm gonna go back to sleep now, even though that's apparently not allowed.


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NaNo Day 1 (Because why not)

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in Life Nov 01 2014 · 0 views

So now for a full Day 1 update. I'm currently at 2925 words, although that's counting the scene I wrote for Mafia (I shall be adding scenes into my overall word count since I am writing them, and they do contain story), and it isn't counting whatever I write later tonight. Because I still have lots of time. Obviously I'm already ahead on my word count, although it is just the first day. Regardless, I'm happy with my progress so far and I like how it's taking shape (although I'll definitely have to go back and edit it once this is over :P).

Anyway, you can read the synopsis below; I haven't decided yet whether I'll be offering up any teasers or sneak peeks at it yet, although I am leaning towards no at this time.

Tempus Resonat
Mark Ryan was never supposed to discover time travel.

But when his interference causes a recovery missions to go wrong and allows members of a criminal time travel group to escape - leaving him as the only witness - Mark finds himself inducted into the Time Agency.

Now, battling a criminal organization across all of time, Mark must stop the most dangerous threat of all: a time paradox.

The only problem is... the paradox is himself.


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Tempus Resonat - IT BEGINS!

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in Life Nov 01 2014 · 0 views

I have officially started writing my NaNoWriMo project, and have logged 1464 words so far. :) I am taking a break now to go and sleep, since that is a thing humans do and it is currently 2am for me. :P

Anyway, if you're interested, you can read the synopsis here. Don't pay attention to the genre; I'll probably be changing it again later, because honestly from my plans, the NaNo site doesn't seem to have an option that really fits Tempus Resonat. That's partially because I can't select multiple genres, though. And also partially because I haven't written it yet, so I don't know if it'll end up matching the genres I had in mind completely.

Anyway, sleep time. I'll try to update for NaNo at least once a week.


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NANOWRIMO: I am in!

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in Life Oct 27 2014 · 58 views

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I have decided to participate this year!

If anyone wants to become a writing buddy or whatever, feel free to do so. :P I go by "Voltex Oblige" on the NaNo site.

This year I'll be writing a rough draft of what I hope will be my first novel, titled Tempus Resonat.

Best of luck to all.


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3 cheers for Bionicle 2015 reboot

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in Life Oct 09 2014 · 117 views

I am glad that I wanted this and am thus okay with it
Also happy that I was right because being right is obviously awesome

I want that transparent Hau... doubt I'll win it, but oh well. I can live without transparent masks.


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Play a Game

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in Life Oct 08 2014 · 65 views

If anyone is interested in playing a game of Diplomacy online with myself and a few others, we're still looking to fill two slots. Just PM me for the info.

Diplomacy is a board game that is sort of similar to Risk a little bit-ish, for those unfamiliar.


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It arrived!

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in Life Oct 02 2014 · 63 views

The NinjaCopter (my raffle prize) arrived today. :) I'll post a review in the Ninjago discussion forum later tonight.

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BIONICLE 2015 WOO

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in Life Sep 08 2014 · 115 views

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Yessss
It actually happened


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It has arrived

Posted by CHRIS PRATT , in Life Aug 27 2014 · 101 views

Once I set up an Internet connection for it, my computer is good to go!






What a Link

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We're not teaching university science classes here, we're playing a text based fighting game where the objective is to beat your opponents into oblivion.

Get back in your grave, you.

*Slaps with tombstone*

Also, what pay are you gonna get as iBrow's slave?

Chro suddenly developed arachnophobia.

explain it with a convoluted quadruple negative.

Although everyone should go sign up for that game now.
And tell your friends.
And your moms.
Maybe not that last bit.

Poor Lhikan. Demoted from riding on top of an awesome Rahi to being packed in with a bunch of batteries as an afterthought.

However, this does not mean we no longer want to kill the rest of you for evading death. In fact, we would like to destroy you all, because we feel like it and we're the bad guys, the latter of which we only just realised.

...You guys didn't realize we were the villains all along?

You thought I was a good guy? ? ?

A
Z
A
Z
MY NAME IS RIGHT THERE

None of us are actually competent. We run around like headless chickens, if headless chickens were capable of wielding assault rifles and broadswords.

Man
I'm gonna bluff you guys so hard you won't even know that I'm bluffing
Or maybe you will
Except
It'll be a quadruple bluff

NaNoWriMo 2014

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Tempus Resonat

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