snarky, Jade

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Sometimes, when I'm running an RP and sorting through terrible, terrible applications from people who don't even bother reading the rules and I keep tweaking the board to try and get people to join and yet no one ever does and all my players seem to be too scared to even tell me when their application is finished, I begin to wonder why I got into this habit to begin with.

And then, I see a profile that may have a few oddly structured sentences here and there and is pretty damn average, but has so much potential and willingness to improve.

And, suddenly, all is right with the world.

I guess it doesn't take much to make me feel good, does it. Maybe that's why I RP. Even the littlest rewards make me make these "I am very happy" blog posts.
blank, Bolt

YES

Someone FINALLY responded to my staff search for the RP I run! Better yet, someone else finally gave me a critique on the RP I run!

Oh and I'm seeing that Star Wars symphony concert thing today as well (Link).

On the downside I have a pretty terrible stomachache, but otherwise life is still good.
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happy, Sanji

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Our family got a coffee pot! Now I can drink coffee whenever I want!

I also got a scholarship worth a minimum of 16k a year to a college I don't really want to attend but I might because hey 16k a year!

NaNoWriMo is almost over and I'll get back my life pretty soon!

Life is good!
snarky, Jade

A super-happy fun guide to applying to games

Today I was working through some new game applications on a roleplay forum I basically run (the original admin vanished). And while I was going through that, there were a lot of little things that these applications did that I wanted to rant about. So this is a guide to anyone who may ever want to apply to a new game. While it's mostly friendly, it's also a rant. So, here we go!

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Now, I hope you enjoyed reading that. Off to reject a few more sloppy profiles. =P
blank, Bolt

Random Acts of Fate

Today, my mom almost went to the local fitness center, but she ended up too busy to fit it into her schedule.

Today, a shooting occurred at that same local fitness center. I think six are dead right now; about nine more are wounded.

You hear about these random acts of violence all the time, but they seem so much more real and horrible when they could have changed your life.
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shock, gasp

MORE MEMES

AND MORE INAPPROPRIATE USE OF THIS ICON I FIND HILARIOUS FOR VAGUE REASONS

So, via tacster002, a meme where a friend lists five words/phrases they think of when they think of you, and you have to explain them YAY

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If you want me to list words for you, just leave a comment saying so.

Now, another one of those character surveys for the hero of the steampunk story I mentioned above. Before we begin, I will mention that his themesong and Sydney's happen to be performed by the same artist. This was entirely unintentional.

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    The Apple - Child of Love
shock, gasp

Character Profile Meme

First up: New icon. Fact: Chick Tracts are best read at midnight for maximum lulz. Also, Chick's art is very easy to icon in its awfulness.

Found this meme a while ago and liked how comprehensive it was. So I filled it out for Sydney. I'm filling this out for another character (and will probably have that up soon), but I at least wanted to share this with you before then.

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    Sum 41 - Walking Disaster
Shinpachi, RAGE

On Japan

Sorry I've been posting every day. This is just something that really frustrates me whenever I see it and I saw it so MINI-RANT.

Japanese culture is pretty rich. When you base a story in Japan, there's a whole lot you can write about based on culture and setting alone.

So why is it that in 98% of stories written by people my age based in Japan include at least one character who is completely addicted to anime and/or one character who aspires to be a pop artist and is totally into visual kei?

I know the answer myself: they did not do the research, and thus created some weird pseudo-Japan where everyone loves ANIME and MANGA and GIRUGAMESH.

Grr.

(It's not just stories based in Japan, either; usually any Japanese character who shows up anywhere is going to be like this.)
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snarky, Jade

Grr.

Went to the eye doctor today. Got out at 1:30, but my pupils are still fully dilated. I can't see anything with or without my glasses. So, the only two things I can do are play console games and watch movies. So much for getting anything done today.

So I played a little Pokemon Colosseum today. I'm hoping to beat it 100% so I can transfer all the important 'mons to my Diamond game. So far, I have one Pokemon at level 60; the rest are 55 and above (although I'll admit I made some very poor team choices, like Noctowl). Here's hoping I can beat Mt. Battle!

On an interesting note: I'm trying to redesign Carbon, and in trying to come up with an idea I cracked open some high/alternative fashion books last night. In particular, I turned to this one for help- and boy, did it help. Not only were the pretty pictures inspiring, but I sat down and read the essays within the book for the first time. They really enlightened me about some aspects of the superhero costume. If you're interested in high fashion or superhero design, I highly recommend it.
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snarky, Jade

Mirra's Random Thoughts of the Day

-The reason that my ratio of male to female characters is insanely large is because I can't write female characters that are not emotionally secure. I just realized this today.

-I seem to have come down with insomnia lately. I'm lucky if I get four hours a night.

-I wish I had more friends I could really talk to about my writing.

-I'm paranoid that no one's really interested in my creative works.

-Especially ones that aren't about a colorblind mute.

-This journal wasn't supposed to be angsty, but I guess it kind of is.

-I need to cheer up.
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