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#10501 Norren

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:59 AM

I'm off to the MRI machine tomorrow.  My thumb's been bugging me since the accident. (airbag deployed across it and I was stiff arming the steering wheel during impact both.)  I finally gave up on arguing with my insurance company and just paid for an appointment out of pocket... it's a good thing I did, it's torn up pretty bad.  Still gotta negotiate with the neck clinic to get a no-insurance rate or see if by some miracle they're "in network".  The silver lining is that the thumb injury is somehow not affecting my gaming or drawing!

 

Of course, life's not all bad.  On the productive side, my writing is really starting to feel more solid.  I've been working on most of the stories I've been grooming for game dev and they're all starting to get to where I have some confidence in them.  I also have a new story concept that was kind of a random late night stress vent last month and it is... taking on a life of its own and I cannot wait until it's developed enough to show.   :D  (The two writing buddies that I bounce ideas off of really like it, so I'm feeling pretty solid about it.)

 

As mentioned, the health stuff isn't affecting my drawing, so art practice is going well if slowly.  I've got a bunch of new and highly unfinished artwork, but I'm making progress on rebuilding my art style and gesture training is really helping with anatomy and posing.  I'm also experimenting some with faces and working on my digital workflow- hopefully I'll finish some drawings soon so I can start posting them.

 

On the gaming side...  I finally finished off both Tales of Zestiria and Berseria a few weeks ago, beat a few indie Metroidvanias, still need to play Super Metroid but I am so not feeling that one, kinda metroided out after Metroid 1 and AM2R along with a few indies.  Tried Rosenkreuzstilette, I liked what they were doing as an old megaman fan, but it was everything I hated about classic Megaman.  Tried Rain World, I hate that game.  Probably going to play Tales of Symphonia next.  Never played the original, got the PC port along with Zestiria and it's just sat in my steam library since.  I picked up the Humble bundle VN collection, which I'm saving for possible future use because...

 

... The family is planning a 6 week RV vacation next month!  I'm hoping to go, medical stuff may bench me, but if it doesn't I'll be riding along and working on everything while I'm on the road.  Since I can't drive the RV, I'll basically be able to work on my writing and code without much interruption.  (The tradeoff is, I'll barely be able to code because I can't copy paste from stack overflow. :P )  In preparation I've been setting up VPN access into the home network so that I can feel a little safer using public access points, and we got this really nice +18db gain antenna and repeater setup that mounts on the RV, it can connect to a hotspot a mile away.  B)



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:27 PM

Hi everybody, my name is Mike, I am 23 year old guy, but I still fond of anime, nice to meet you all :D I just wanted to greet all of you :)



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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:21 PM

Well had a very crazy past two weeks or so, most of it was being busy at work due to a hurricane that hit where I live somewhat, oh but not directly though. So I'm still playing catchup on a few things here, and mostly I'm going to miss my full time hours that I had at my job though.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:56 AM

Currently playing Part 1 of Mon-Musu Quest Paradox since it's mostly story translated now. All I can say is that the game does the whole happy-go-lucky moments to full on nightmare fuel within one game instead of it being in the 3rd game.



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:08 AM

I'm kinda crossing my fingers here.  Got a double whammy of Health and Job woes.

 

The Health side is the usual aftermath of the crash, but the job side has me particularly vexed.  My parents pressured me into applying for an IT job with a school district and I have no idea if I want it or not. x_x;  I want it because it forces my computer business to close, has a fixed schedule, comes with good insurance, and will get me something vaguely resembling a living wage. (But not actually, because housing here costs so much)  I don't want it because it's going to make a mess of all my outstanding plans/goals, potentially setting me back 3 years, and I have this deep inner fear that the next doctor's visit will be when I'm told "you need to get this surgery then wait 3+ months before going back to work" and if hired, that my employer would be forced to let me go because they can't carry dead weight that long.  (I mean, on top of the 2.5 months of downtime I'll have from the thumb repair surgery that I can't get until next year because my current insurance carrier lies about everything being in network then bills me out of network prices.)

 

The interview for the job went pretty good, I rocked the technical part of the interview, down to correctly answering the trick questions... but I have yet to hear back from them and it's been a week and a half.  I know they interviewed another half a week ago and that they may have another person to interview this coming week, so it's possible that I just won't know for another 1~2 weeks, but the big picture uncertainty is driving me crazy.

 

Edit: On the upside, Art practice has been fun lately.  I'll try to get a blog post going with some sketchwork in the next week or so here.


Edited by Norren, 19 November 2017 - 10:10 AM.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 01:17 AM

wow. this is new "facelift" is really cool. i haven't posted since... i don't remember lol. right now i'm doing some gift wrapping session. yep, procrastination. and will be baking chocolate cheesecake after the gifts. i'm trying not to fall asleep also lol. 

 

but anyways, hope everyone is well. i still lurk here from time to time. ;o)

 

<<<  hmm.. i can't change my gender on my profile. LOL!!!

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Edited by labk1ta, 15 December 2017 - 01:55 AM.

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