tinfoil_hats: (feebas) My spirit pokemon smells like fish (Default)
Day 6: 1063 words, and I'm gonna have to chew over the next part of this rewrite (Castelia City and the theft of Bianca's Munna), since I'd already totally rewritten Our Hero's first encounter with Ghetsis and consequently his reasons for thinking he can just ask for it back.

And I'm still chickening out of that one sex scene I was wanting to do a few days ago. Dammit!
tinfoil_hats: Daleks from Dr. Who, captioned "PROCRASTINATE! PROCRASTINATE!" ([daleks] PROCRASTINATE)
Day 5: Yeah, I'm not getting anything done today fic-wise.
tinfoil_hats: (feebas) My spirit pokemon smells like fish (Default)
Day 4: 1300 words. Goal met with room to spare.

In which our hero catches a Venipede. Awkwardly. And has a mildly angsty chat with Cheren. And I chicken out of a sex scene (what's the point of writing dirty fanfiction if I'm just going to chicken out of the sex scenes?!). And I've started a little on the next but I know where that's going so it's a decent stopping point for tonight.

- - -

The guy who asked me out last night... I probably overreacted. So I'm going to contact him a few times over the coming weeks to be polite and friendly and let him know that I'm not really looking for romance but I appreciated the conversation.

In the meantime, I'm going to look for a D&D group to join because I really need IRL friends before my faith in humanity atrophies and I turn into Cyrus and try to destroy the universe because people scare me.
tinfoil_hats: Gino from Gaia Online, going "excuse me wtf r u doing" ([gino] excuse me wtf r u doing)
Day 3: 850 words and then a guy at the coffee bar asked me about myself and I freaked the fuck out and could not write any more. Goal not met.

What do real people talk about, anyway? I can't exactly explain that I'm writing dirty Pokemon fanfiction.
tinfoil_hats: (feebas) My spirit pokemon smells like fish (Default)
Day 2: 550 words between 1 and 2 AM this morning, 775 words this evening, along with some minor tweaks and such that I didn't count closely. 1325 total, which more than made my goal.

In which our hero angsts, learns by eavesdropping that he's lousy in the sack, angsts, gets told off for talking to N again and accused of preying on N's seeming mental instability, angsts, and catches a Pidove.
tinfoil_hats: Daleks from Dr. Who, captioned "PROCRASTINATE! PROCRASTINATE!" (this is me writing)
Set myself a lower goal this year for NaNoWriMo since I'm kind of sort of doing job training and trying to get my first couple of sales this November and maybe looking for a seasonal job. All the same, I feel like writing every night will help me cool down after stressing over work and let me feel like I've accomplished something.

Goal is 1,000 words per day. I'm revising/rewriting a plot-with-porn Pokemon (Nuzlocke Challenge Pokemon Black) fanfic of mine that is probably never going to see the light of day.

Day 1: 600 words, goal not met but I did break some of my writer's block for the Nacerene City encounter with N, so I'm willing to call it good enough.
tinfoil_hats: FUS RO DRAW (fus ro draw)
Hey, look, I actually can draw.

... Except for that ear. But otherwise, I'm pretty happy with how he turned out.

Someone who never played 5th-gen: "He looks like an ecofag. And effeminite." (misspelling theirs)
Someone who has: "That's... a pretty good description, actually."
tinfoil_hats: (feebas) My spirit pokemon smells like fish (Default)
Plotbunny for original fiction:

A sci-fi setting where robot companions are normal, most people have at least one, often from early childhood. Because of this, they don't really have to worry about socialization, which means they have a hard time forming relationships with each other.

The robots, realizing this is self-destructive for the species as a whole, start trying to play matchmaker for their human owners.
tinfoil_hats: Daleks from Dr. Who, captioned "PROCRASTINATE! PROCRASTINATE!" (this is me doing homework)
So I was going to talk to the Arts/Tech profs about my career options and I walked into a grad student looking for artists for an indie project he hopes to launch his own company with.

I'm not getting paid unless said project is finished and turns a profit, but it's a job, sort of. If he does launch his company, I'll have my foot in the door. If not, at the very least I'll have something for my portfolio and a reference on my resume.

Fingers crossed and pen on the tablet!
tinfoil_hats: (feebas) My spirit pokemon smells like fish (Default)
Decided last night to break my brain and try downloading the GIMP again.

Holy shit, I could actually navigate it this time. I spent some time tonight working on reconstructing the lost Veilstone updates of GLINDA's Hard Mode.

Behold, Edgar the Ralts Kirlia. Think of it as a sneak peek. (and yes, it's a dude)
tinfoil_hats: Kermit the Frog flailing, captioned "YAY ohmygod" ([kermit] OMG OMG OMG)
I have been up since 8:30 AM bouncing off the walls. I did not go to bed until 3 AM last night, so I'm kind of wondering what devil I unwittingly bargained with for all of this energy.

Thus far today, I have:
- Applied for jobs
- Searched for summer housing
- Hung out in the student union until I was bored
- Walked around campus twice
- Walked around local businesses hassling for job openings
- Archive binge on Black Adventures
- Wrote a (locked) LiveJournal essay about how Ghetsis is the single most evil character in all of Pokemon canon or fandom-- he abuses his son, kicks dog-types, and has terrible fashion sense-- and I'd still ride that like I stole it
- Went to the library and hassled about volunteer hours
- Did some work on a GLINDA update for the first time in weeks
- Decided the next GLINDA update wasn't going to work unless I retconned in the Veilstone City part of the story that got skipped first, because a lot of the plot I was hoping to work on is set up there and I really need a break from all the talking heads to draw some damn Pokemon
- Did some sketchwork for the recovery of the Veilstone City arc
- Got on Platinum and level-ground Boudicca from her low twenties to her low thirties.
- Made a fancy dinner

Aaaaand I'm waiting until after 8 PM to call Mom and wish her Happy Mother's Day because Dad probably took her out for dinner or something.

I am sorta starting to understand how party!Elliot feels in this scene
tinfoil_hats: Gino from Gaia Online, going "excuse me wtf r u doing" ([gino] excuse me wtf r u doing)
The sad thing is, I can't really tell if the thing happening today on Gaia Online is an April Fool's joke or a genuine event, because it's the sort of thing Gaia would actually do for an event.
tinfoil_hats: Piers from Golden Sun in an exaggerated startled look ([piers] oh shi-)
I'm a bit alarmed that Mom says me breaking the car is only the second-worst thing to happen this week.

I'm a bit more alarmed that she absolutely refuses to tell me what my brother did that was worse.
tinfoil_hats: Kermit the Frog flailing, captioned "YAY ohmygod" ([kermit] omg yay)
Gaia Online got a sponsorship with Adventure Time, including a whole suite of Adventure Time themed items, "your avatar as Finn or Bubblegum in the AT style" and "Finn, Bubblegum, and Marceline's character designs reimagined in the style of Gaia" items.

I think I just squeed myself, and am struggling to decide which package of the redesigned character packages to buy, because they are totally algebraic.

ETA: None of them, apparently. They're all Cash Shop items, and the only ones below $5 are the noodle-people items. WHAT THE GLOB, GAIA.
tinfoil_hats: (feebas) My spirit pokemon smells like fish (spirit pokemon)
So for Spring Break this year I couldn't go back to Houston because the family was out of town to visit colleges with my brother.

Instead, I decided to clean my room, reorganize the furniture, and get a wardrobe makeover.

While I was pushing furniture around, I found that my bed's mattress was... well, it was five and a half years old. It was getting old and sagging under its own weight. So I got a new bed.

Then on Wednesday since my room was clean, I went to the museum. Dallas's Museum of Science is pretty meh, but I enjoyed the shark exhibit. I thought about going to the IMAX movies, and those probably would have been a better waste of my money TBH because they had two "prehistoric creatures" flicks and one about sharks. I totally didn't realize it was "Pi Day" until the schoolchildren descended upon the place.

On the way home (I took the train for grins), a total stranger tried to chat me up and then gave me his number, which is what inspired me to redo my wardrobe because I was wearing my Chuck Norris shirt and who the heck hits on a girl in a Chuck Norris shirt? (NOTE: Google Chrome's spellchecker does not object to Chuck Norris.)

So I took a bunch of online "what is your body type/ideal style" quizzes, figured out what the hell I'm supposed to be wearing for my figure, donated a bunch of stuff I don't wear anyway to Goodwill, and went shopping. I got some long tops, a skirt, and some skinny pants at Half Of Half, and some short dresses, canvas sneakers in black and white, belt (one of my dresses has a low waist and the seam going across my butt looks kind of bad), purse, and makeup bags at Ross. Maybe this weekend between cramming essays I can sort out my jewelry collection and start coordinating accessories.

Anyway, now I am wearing a short dress, skinny pants and sneakers, I have probably spent more staying here than I would have if I'd gone to Houston for Spring Break (admittedly mostly on the new bed), and I feel like my spirit Pokemon is a little closer to evolving. Now if only I could get the next GLINDA update to not suck and get my homework done and get someone to take my picture so I could show you guys...
tinfoil_hats: Caption "Bouncing Tits"... and animated images of two birds bouncing up and down. (tits!)
Ha ha, Fandom Secrets on LJ had a secret yesterday about how Anon can't stand the furry fans in Hatoful Boyfriend fandom.

What.

It's a visual novel about a girl who dates birds, and you're upset there are furries in the fandom? Really?

Also, I will eventually figure out how to get some money for the paid version of this game, because I read spoilers and Anghel Higure is apparently not the emo/scene/goth type I was expecting from his ICPSS portrait, and is in fact one of the best birds ever.
tinfoil_hats: (feebas) My spirit pokemon smells like fish (Default)
Wait, Chimecho's a windchime? I totally thought it was a doorbell.

Then again, I also think Togekiss looks more like a kite than a jet plane, so...
tinfoil_hats: (feebas) My spirit pokemon smells like fish (Default)
I am aware that I do not need to be having a breakdown, and that having a breakdown won't help anything.

This does not mean that I can stop myself having a breakdown.
tinfoil_hats: (feebas) My spirit pokemon smells like fish (feebas)
At some point, someone on Fandom Secrets made a post about shiny Pokemon. This got me into the mood to fire up my Pearl version and try that PokeRadar "chain" method again (GLINDA can't use chaining because you don't get PokeRadar until post-game, plus it's kind of cheating). I had a little success with Geodudes, but a lot of failure. Then this afternoon while I was coming home from class I figured out what I was doing wrong and how to stop.

Long story short, two blue Ralts in about an hour and a half of farming. And still going. Gonna have blue Gardevoir and it's going to be AWESOME. (might do some trading with GLINDA later so I can get Pokerus on my Pearl pokes)

ETA: And here's something to make my icon relevant.
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