I'm having the worst luck trying to tame horses. Admittedly, part of the problem might be that I've been going after the giant horse that's in the Gerudo section of the map. I refuse to give up, though. Clearly I just need a lot more stamina potions. Also, since my last entry was made a while ago, I do in fact have a job now. Not a particularly glamourous job, but it's busy, I have good coworkers, and it's not in downtown Seattle, so there's no traffic to deal with on the way to work. =)
So, not much has been happening, outside of the job search. Went and saw Kubo and the Two Strings the other night; I loved it. If you haven't seen it yet, please do so; it's wonderful. Also, I've been preparing for both Rise of Iron and BrickCon; I should hopefully be planning transportation for the latter better than I did last year. Reborn's next chapter is in the works; there's just a scene that's been causing me trouble. I'll hopefully have it done by BrickCon itself.
I now am in possession of the most expensive piece of paper in the world: a United States college degree. Go me. Time to find a job and prepare for the crushing weight of debts. Hopefully I can update Reborn soon; I have all the pieces for the next chapter here, they just need to be put on paper.
I dunno how many people here read my stuff, but there's an organization in Reborn called the Matoran Militia, which acts as the police force for the city of Aonui. While I have some characters set for it (mostly the leadership), I do need a few characters to help fill out the roster. That's where you come in. I'm opening up slots for guest stars in my epic to act as the protectors of the City. Starting from the next chapter (Chapter 3), said guest stars will begin to appear and take part in
Alright, so Ehksidian and I both thought that we might want to provide hints to the others partaking in the Secret Santa event. During a SS that my workplace had, my boss put up a sheet with our names on it, and we were to write down what we liked so whoever got our names would have an idea of what they'd like to get. Now, we have profile pages here, and records of our posts/topics, but that only goes so far, especially for those that haven't been here very long. Hence, this post. Here, thos
Alright, time for the recap! Getting to Seattle was difficult, mostly because Akaku and I didn't have access to my car -- and in any case, I had no experience driving downtown. We wound up taking a bus or two. Not the most efficient, or comfortable, way, but it got us there. Things seemed both a bit packed and yet not as packed this year. Lots of impressive MOCs, though! Special note to a remote-controlled R2-D2, and a remote-controlled mouse droid (those rolling toaster ovens that ran aroun
Well, aside from some issues with our transportation, we had a great time! I'll make a post with our pictures of the things we saw soon, once I've gotten them all uploaded. (Shout-out to the lunch crew! That was the most fun I've had in a long time. ^^)
BrickCon. I'll be coming this year. And I won't be alone. I'm still sorting out the transportation thing, but I think we'll be taking the bus downtown, so we don't need to worry about driving and trying to find parking. Sure, there'll be more walking that way, but that's not as bad as the alternative. Hmm ... I'll probably wear my Kohrak-Kal shield ring there, and maybe string my bronze Shelek into a necklace so I can bring that along. Anyone else coming this year?
Excuse me as I flail in happiness at the fact one of my favorite games is getting a sequel. xD (And as I contemplate what potential nastiness will be waiting for the recipients of the Non-Lethal eliminations. How can you one-up the takedowns for Campbell, Burrows, and Delilah?)
So for the last couple years at WWU (this year and the year before that), I've been living in the same dorm room. This is a problem. Why? Well, the room I'm in has a reputation for having an insect infestation every spring quarter. My first year here, it was silverfish, though I was fortunate to not have to deal with them. The last two years, the years I've been living in the room of evil? Carpenter ants. And not just any carpenter ants. My roommates and I have had to deal with the reprodu
Thanks to everyone who tossed ideas for location names at me! It'd be kinda awkward if I kept calling the main location in my upcoming Bionicle fanfic just 'the City' xD For the record, here are the names I've settled on: Fortress: Dorcha (my filler name, which I got attached to) City: Aonui (my original placeholder, which I decided on against Dragon 11603's Clatis via coin toss) Village: Pareo (submitted by Zox Tomana) All being well, I'll start work on the story this quarter, and start pos
So I'm trying to set up a plan for a story I'm working on. I've hit a snag, though: I need names for a few locations, and I'm drawing blanks on ideas. Here's what I need. I need a name for a city, a name for a village, and (possibly) a name for a fortress. I promise I will give you credit if I wind up using your ideas in the final product. Commence the brainstorm!
So I'm more or less still sticking around again. I won't be as active as I was back in the site's heyday, since I'm mostly sticking to DA these days. That said, I'm considering starting to post my Bionicle fanfics here, as few as they are. I still have my Wings topics, so if I get that off the ground again I'll probably post chapters there, and I'm toying with a new story idea that might take precedence over it. All being said, I want to know if there's anyone here that would read and/or rep
So apparently I still remember my password here so I can access my profile, and I'm still Premier, too. I was originally just here to try and remake contact with a couple old friends, but ... well, maybe my leaving the site isn't as permanent as I thought a couple years ago. We'll see. In any case, hi again. How've things been?
I've been thinking about making a final break with BZP for a long time now. Heck, I've been doing so in all but name for the last year or so, when I was barely active. But after this latest hack, enough is enough. Most of my work is gone, victims of the various hackings and data losses. Most of my friends have left already. My reader base here is not enough for me to have the motivation to continue Wings or Break of Day -- here, anyway. My friends know where to find me online: I use this sa
And I'm still Premier, for some odd reason. I haven't paid for Premier-dom for quite a while -- certainly not during the last few months, when I only looked at BZP to check the front page -- so if someone could explain this to me, that'd be nice. Anyway ... I'm back. For now. We'll see how long it takes before I vanish again.
Yep, it's been a year. Considering that nay-sayers kept claiming we'd last two months maximum, I'd say we've proven them dead wrong. =P On to two years! EDIT: And hey, have another early valentine's day picture, made by Jayson.
As promised. =) This is Andy; he's the older of the pair at 2 1/2 years old. He's polydactyl, so he has an extra toe on both of his front paws (not that you could tell here -- sorry). He's also really funny when it comes to catnip. This is Pebbles; she's seven months old. Andy keeps following her around when he sees her, though she's not sure what to think of him right now. Despite the fact she's closer to kittenhood, Andy's a bit more rambunctious than she is -- but she makes up for
Mayans: the world's oldest trolls? ... jokes aside, I highly doubt that tomorrow will be anything other than the average Friday, not the apocolypse or the 'dawn of a new age' as the New-Age people are calling it. Since whatever's supposed to happen is supposed to happen around 5 AM, I'll probably sleep right through it. So, if I don't wake up from earthquakes tomorrow, or I'm unable to move things with my mind (as the New-Ageists are saying I will be), I'm going to have a nice time laughing
So, after a session with a Dell tech helper (in which he remotely accessed my laptop -- any Mass Effect 2 jokes will result in the joker being shot), apparently my hard drive is the root of the problem. While he managed to do a temporary fix, I need a new drive. One option was to send my laptop to the Dell depot to get it fixed, but it'd take over two weeks. The other was to pay a fee and get a tech to reinstall. Normally I'd go for the free option, but since it'd be cutting it close to when