What I did today: Talked to people on Tumblr. Various real-life errands.
Very unproductive days. Sorry.
Things I really should have done: Worked on research. Did more.
Benefits I would have gotten from that: Learning more about what the blazes is going on with this [research] problem; burning calories; knowing more French; knowing more Spanish, coming closer to actually driving; posting on the Nuzlocke Forums again; etc.
Reasons I didn't do that: "really not feeling it" in general. I... have no idea, all right. I felt like doing nothing today.
What I should have done: Drunk more caffeine earlier in the day.
Chances of doing things tomorrow (August 28): Low. ...don't get what happened. Tired.
...Hoping the energy-levels thing is just hormonal. Anyway - eh, off to do something. Nuzlockes, maybe? I haven't touched those in ages...
Things I really should have done: Reviewed French; reviewed Driver's Manual; continued Nuzlockes
Benefits I would have gotten from that: Knowing more French; knowing more Spanish, coming closer to actually driving; posting on the Nuzlocke Forums again
Reasons I didn't do that: too distracted by Tumblr, "really not feeling it" in general, took a long time to write the e-mail to the professor due to having to double-check some things, kind of out of it today
What I should have done: drank more caffeine, gotten the e-mail out of the way earlier, restricted Internet use
Chances of doing things tomorrow (August 26): Not high; will have to meet professor in morning. Tend to be tired afterwards.
Ideas: Restrict Tumblr to morning and between 6-9 PM to catch activity of certain east US friends. Focus on 'work' thinking. Haul laptop around with me. Write in my notebooks when not otherwise occupied. Work on creating translation-keys for my own benefit.
Brief comments on the above benefits:
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I have no idea how much of these virtuous ideas I'll actually follow, but I'm hoping to motivate myself to do more by posting my actual activities. HabitRPG tended to fall through due to suffering severe penalties if I simply forgot to be present for a day, I completely forget about checklists without outside motivation, and I reacted well to posting my exercise updates on Tumblr (until I came down withThe Not-Flu From Hell). I'm hoping it will work here too.
-Work more on my research. It's at a difficult point right now, but there's no way to get through it but doing it.
-Place all Nuzlockes but STOP! THIEF! on hiatus and work on updating that one. It's my main one, and I don't have the mental energy to update PLAGUE BEARER. PERFECT WATER had its deadline expire, but I'll live. I can always restart it as a regular run if need be. Again - don't have the mental energy for either 'plot' run. I don't like doing this, but I don't even know if I'll update STOP! THIEF! at this point.
-Start JE NE PARLE PAS FRANCAIS: A Nuzlocke of Pokemon Version Rouge. No, hear me out. This HAS A REASON. For school, I need to understand French. What better way to learn than to
-Memorize my Driver's Manual in preparation for taking the appropriate tests.
There's also a lot of junk with my various scattered ideas that I'd like to do, but those are the absolute core ones. I'm sorry - I haven't simultaneously had the inspiration and the free time to update Nuzlockes and sporkings for weeks.
So there we are. (Sorry I haven't been on Dreamwidth much. I've been on Tumblr slightly more, but not by much.)
Hope you're all doing well!
Pleasant change, but couldn't it occur some other time?
(Either that, or I'm making an active effort to be friendlier and fluffier. I'm not sure which it is at this point.)
I do need to continue STOP! THIEF! though... :\ *checks* Oh, WOW, that one has a lot of views. Okay, got to do that sometime... That will be next, I suppose.
(I was thinking of doing a Backstroke of the West-themed Randomized Nuzlocke of Pokemon Green after Randomized Silver was completed. The only captions allowed on screenshots would come from this textfile. That idea blesses god'sly, no?)
Hope you're all doing well!
I don't get it. I had more time at the very beginning of the summer... :\ I don't understand it, though I suppose I should be glad I have more going on in Real Life. Still - it unnerves me to notice that I have to either go days without updating Tumblr or without updating Nuzlockes. And of course I've unfortunately made a joke of LJ/DW.
Heck, I haven't even had much Tumblr interaction except at night...
Oh well. I've people on Tumblr with whom I need to stay in contact, but aside from that I need to cut back. *sigh* I also updated a Nuzlocke, which gives me leeway. (Silver Randomlocke is two updates away from completion! :D) And...
( Cut rambling. )
...And then it's the long slog to 72 for Red. Oh JOY.
Who thought up this level curve, again?
At any rate, I may actually complete a project for once. That would be... really nice. Really, really nice.
Anyway, I hope you're all doing well. I've been not doing much on the Internet (and avoiding Tumblr entirely) because I was letting Tumblr take over my life. That's done now. I've got things that MUST be done in real life, and so... :\
I'm sorry if I sound down. I'm guilty over not responding to people when I know I should, I should be accomplishing more, and the updates of the Nuzlockes are really the only things of value that I've done recently. I'm... kind of feeling depressive states of mind returning, too. Hopefully those will clear up once I get things done. I've at least cleaned my room and workspace, so I'm PREPARED to get stuff done. I just... haven't... actually taken the final step of GETTING things done, that's all.
I'd like to thank anyone who's been interacting with me and thus kicking me in the ass in this manner. (Not intentionally. But guilt -> work, eventually.) All right, so the people interacting with me are on Tumblr rather than LJ/Dreamwidth, and so won't see this, but still. *sheepish* For all that the Internet is a time sink, many people have done me a ton of good. Thanks, everyone. Both here and elsewhere. May we all do our best, and I hope I can be as great a help to you as you have been to me. In times to come, perhaps? *toasts*
Now I have to figure out the plot. :\ It's a fix-fic trio, so I have to put them in a setting where things are indescribably screwed-up. Old setting(s) used Harry Potter. I also... considered something in Fire Emblem (Elibe), but it basically sandwiched all three characters into one and had the other two as paler versions of their respective archetypes. I could have written THAT one, but I unfortunately got too eaten alive by real life to continue that.
Ugh. Now I have to work out the division of powers. The bright side is that the archetype used for the main character doesn't really need that many powers, since it's a personality thing. Unfortunately the other two do need their respective abilities (and one REALLY needs powers), so... bleh. I need world-building. I really am not big on the world-building-from-scratch thing because the sheer number of factors overwhelms me. *groans* And I always get caught up with 'How does this work?', which sabotages me when I'm trying to design the damn thing, so... bleeeeeeh. I suppose I could always solicit input from some people I know, but... meh. My brain gets eaten by Fridge Logic, forgive me.
Anyway, at least I'm now solid on the archetypes. The downside is that I always crash during the planning stages for this group, so... I'm going to force myself to undergo the hard work of figuring out the plot. D| Ah fuck, I fuckin' hate this part...
(Two Full Restores per Pokemon from second Leader on was REALLY fucking cheesy, though. I was NOT forewarned about that.)
It was fine. I'd figured out how to break (most of) the hack's level curve anyway, so I really only ran into trouble because I screwed around rather than just hyper-leveling boosted!Raticate. I... really did it just because I was goofing off, anyway.
Eh, now I can do Alt Evos with a clean conscience. :P At least that hack creator told players what the level curve was there. (No &!@(ing idiocy like L38 Pokemon at Lt. Surge...)
I just wanted to retry Unprejudiced Red (in a marathon session) after my first failed run. I didn't fail this run, but I kind of got tired of it. (The strategy became too simplistic with all the overly-good Pokemon, much to my surprise. Sleep + Leech + win. Sleep + Tail Glow + win. &c &c &c)
Plus, I guess I'm really not good at blindly running hacks. Grinding doth bore me. :P
However, I've got to organize the plot of the Alt Evos run before actually playing it. While working. And... bleh. :P Well, welcome to the summer...
I know there's stuff online on which I need to catch up, and friends with whom I need to interact. Just been... taking it easy. Thinking about some things, but mostly taking it easy.
Hope everyone's doing well. And if you're not, I hope life starts getting better for you soon. And stays that way.
Part of the problem from my having a hysterical temperament wasn't just that I got hurt with great ease, it was that I could get riled up with equal ease. And that put me at the mercy of anyone who could get me riled up.
So the rage was as much a weakness as the oversensitivity.
I feel so much better now for having realized this, I can't even tell you.
I don't know quite why it makes me feel better... but it does.Anyway, the pleasant effects will probably wear off by next morning, but it's nice for the moment. I just... hm. I'm going to sit here and think about this for a while.
I've been on Tumblr the past few days, just catching up on people. I... do not advise Tumblr for people with a low tolerance for drama. Bleeergh.
At any rate, I think everyone's all right for now. So here I am back on DW/LJ!
I've got sporkings to do, don't I? Oh well. :D;; (And other stuff to update...)
Hope everyone's doing well!