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Title: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 05, 2012, 11:20:34 AM
-Making a new version of an ancient thread XD
-Stepping through my C# and not quite knowing what it is I did wrong with it
-Drinking water
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on June 05, 2012, 02:10:14 PM
-wishing any of my friends would stop by today.
-working on my Wiki...
-deleting lots of email I don't want to read and probably ought to read but am not going to.
-tummy hurting. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on June 05, 2012, 08:32:59 PM
-Being awake at 4:30 because I've had an IUD put in and I'm in a lot of pain. :'(
-Regretting stuff.
-Feeling horrible and worthless because my father left from the waiting room *when I was having it inserted* go to a village event, leaving me stranded and without a way of getting back home and without a coat or a wallet or a train ticket or drugs and in agony. He didn't even bother to pick up his phone, just sending me a text telling me to "wait somewhere", and I was stranded there for an hour before my gynecologist closed the practice to drive me home. When he finally called two hours later to see where I was, he didn't bother to ask how it had gone or how I was doing. I should add that it was traumatic enough because I'd been forced to do this and didn't want an IUD.
-Crying.
-Being all alone.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on June 06, 2012, 02:27:50 AM
Deloria, you need to go here (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=8894.100) BADLY.

-wishing he'd been up :(
-hugging Deloria from afar
-sending her messages on gmail to see if he can distract her
-working in the office
-catching up on webcomics :D
-checking when his GRC meeting is :-X
-being all nnnnggghh... hrmmmmblrl... about something... ::) it's nothing, I assure you :P ::)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on June 06, 2012, 06:56:26 AM
:hug: Deloria
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on June 06, 2012, 08:40:45 AM
 :hug: to Delora too. We are here for you!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 06, 2012, 09:00:44 AM
:hug: :-* to Deloria. We love you. <3

-Troubleshooting Photoshop and trying to understand why my stupid image doesn't crop
-Sneezing
-Worrying about database :S
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on June 06, 2012, 11:19:56 AM
-being really glad for the stabbing thread right now.
-basically waging a war on my Wiki. Good times.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 07, 2012, 08:52:19 AM
-basically waging a war on my Wiki. Good times.
:furious: I hate how weak people use the internet as a mouthpiece for the words they don't have the balls to say out loud. People who aren't awesome really suck. >:(

-Studying. And apparently being very productive, since I'm here. :suffer:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on June 07, 2012, 09:00:58 AM
-basically waging a war on my Wiki. Good times.
:furious: I hate how weak people use the internet as a mouthpiece for the words they don't have the balls to say out loud. People who aren't awesome really suck. >:(

:o Wow... Haids... harsh yet honest and fair. :highfive: You go girl, etc. :yes:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 07, 2012, 11:29:40 AM
Thanks Delling. ;]

(For the record, so there's no confusion, I hope we all realize that I'm not picking on Cray, but those pricky jerks at his wiki. :yes:)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on June 07, 2012, 11:50:09 AM
I hate people who have to take the fun out stuff for others in an obsession to be "right."

Cray, what's the URL for your wiki again?

(Also if you've got banning power...or the ability to take away editing rights...y'know...just a thought....m ::))
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on June 07, 2012, 12:59:32 PM
-Waking up from a nap.
-Still feeling worthless, courtesy of my father who has diplomatically decided not to apologise because "These things take time" SERIOUSLY?!
-Snuggling with cat
-Being glad my presentation for my paper went so well. :) The presentation counted as 1/3 of the final grade and I got a perfect grade on the paper and I got an almost perfect grade on the presentation, so my overall grade is still perfect. :P

And Haids, I think the post was awesome. XD I also don't think anyone ever thought you would be mean to anyone to their face so I'm sure everyone knew you were talking about the mindless idiots and trolls that happen to be on the intarwebz everywhere. :)

-Admitting that I often troll Yahoo Answers because confusing stupid people entertains me. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on June 07, 2012, 01:05:27 PM
-Still feeling worthless, courtesy of my father who has diplomatically decided not to apologise because "These things take time" SERIOUSLY?!
-Being glad my presentation for my paper went so well. :) The presentation counted as 1/3 of the final grade and I got a perfect grade on the paper and I got an almost perfect grade on the presentation, so my overall grade is still perfect. :P

And Haids, I think the post was awesome. XD I also don't think anyone ever thought you would be mean to anyone to their face so I'm sure everyone knew you were talking about the mindless idiots and trolls that happen to be on the intarwebz everywhere. :)

 :furious: Tu padre

Glad your presentation went well despite all this :) What did you have to talk/write about?

I also agree with Hailey. So much stupid and hateful people who think they can get away with it because they are behind a computer screen.

-About to go the store
- :furious: at the economy. I'm busting my rear end day in and day out to find a job and NOTHING is panning out.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on June 07, 2012, 08:00:58 PM
-being bored
-being flaked on by yet another friend who was supposed to be lending me the extended Lord of the Rings trilogy when she came to hang today...
-watching TV.
-playing games on Facebook and Kongregate

My wiki is http://highfantasy.wikia.com
I don't really want to ban (I think he might sort of "get it" now.... maybe...) because some of what he's done has been helpful and because.... uhm, it's almost 1,400 pages and I've only gotten the occasional anonymous contribution before this. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on June 08, 2012, 03:40:52 AM
-Still feeling worthless, courtesy of my father who has diplomatically decided not to apologise because "These things take time" SERIOUSLY?!
-Being glad my presentation for my paper went so well. :) The presentation counted as 1/3 of the final grade and I got a perfect grade on the paper and I got an almost perfect grade on the presentation, so my overall grade is still perfect. :P

And Haids, I think the post was awesome. XD I also don't think anyone ever thought you would be mean to anyone to their face so I'm sure everyone knew you were talking about the mindless idiots and trolls that happen to be on the intarwebz everywhere. :)

 :furious: Tu padre

Glad your presentation went well despite all this :) What did you have to talk/write about?
Fortunately, I'll be out of here in six months and then I don't really intend to keep in very close touch. :P And I'll be with someone who actually likes me and likes being around me and would never do anything to hurt me. :)

I had to defend my dissertation (17'000 words), which was on political caricatures and propaganda in Germany between 1871 and 1919. :) I made a very good impression by insisting on answering and discussing their last two questions, even though they're only allowed to ask ten minutes' worth of questions and that time was up, because I was having fun. XD They only deducted points because I seemed a bit out of it at first, but that was because of the drugs so I don't think I could have done anything about that. :(

-Snuggling with cat
-Waiting for Delling to get back. :P
-Getting high because I barely slept at all because of pain and then had a really bad and strange dream about breaking up with my boyfriend. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on June 08, 2012, 05:01:03 AM
-being back
-wondering where Deloria is
-being happy that she seems much happier today
-wondering why MOLLIE is running so slowly :-X (but then maybe it isn't??)

They only deducted points because I seemed a bit out of it at first, but that was because of the drugs so I don't think I could have done anything about that. :(

See, this is the sort of thing that shouldn't happen. ::) In point of fact, I've had to sit through the edu-psych courses that explain that you are supposed to respect your students as individuals and be understanding about their individual circumstances. Now, I know this is hard: I have taught--it can be challenging just learning everyone's name!! But, the thing is that as a society, we have a solution for this: stereotypes and assumptions. These things exist for a reason... and it's not that they're right. It's that they simplify things. So, you start from there and then as you get to know the student and develop an interpersonal intuition (through years of being a teacher), you adjust to the individual student.

So, really, they should have understood that 1) you might be in extreme pain during your presentation and 2) you would consequently be somewhat drugged to mitigate (1). The logical conclusion of these two things is that they have to meet you at the level of function you can provide at that time: below a certain threshhold, they would tell you to come back on a different day. Next, they'd have to relax time constraints somewhat... the ability of a person to stick to a strict time table for the talk is necessarily impeded by the need to stop and wail or cognitive drag due to drugs. The question is ultimately how well and how long you hold your composure and otherwise meet the requirements of the presentation.

People are people first. That means they are complicated. Reality outside of academia has to accept this just as much as reality inside academia.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on June 08, 2012, 06:47:48 AM
-Still feeling worthless, courtesy of my father who has diplomatically decided not to apologise because "These things take time" SERIOUSLY?!
non sequitur  ???
I hope you realize that your worth is not in any way determined by your parents. That being said, knowing something intellectually is not the same as believing it. :hug:

-Admitting that I often troll Yahoo Answers because confusing stupid people entertains me. XD
:thumbsup: :highfive:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 08, 2012, 09:34:29 AM
- Watching ClassicLetsPlay' "Quest For Glory Epic" (the person is doing a Paladin run, and is actually where I got Marcus' name from!) on youtube

- Is wondering if Deloria and Delling are dating, or just really close friends, with darthkiwi being Deloria's boyfriend instead.

- Has the music from the opening of Trail By Fire stuck in her head currently. Argh! Play some music from 1, please, that's what I'm writing!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 08, 2012, 09:45:20 AM
- Is wondering if Deloria and Delling are dating, or just really close friends, with darthkiwi being Deloria's boyfriend instead.
Fact. :yes:

(Posted on: June 08, 2012, 08:42:46 AM)


Oh, and I guess I could post the ever-exciting stuff I'm doing now:

-Digging through the forum
-Listening to one of my friends randomly burst into laughter as she looks at posts on Pinterest (she's actually quite entertaining! :D)
-Waiting for this mother-trucking quiz to start
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on June 08, 2012, 09:59:38 AM
- Is wondering if Deloria and Delling are dating, or just really close friends, with darthkiwi being Deloria's boyfriend instead.
Fact. :yes:
I taught her Latin and we've been friends for ages now. :yes:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on June 08, 2012, 10:02:46 AM
Short explanation:

The Delling-Deloria bond is a very close one, what with Delling being the only person in the whole world whom I tell everything because we've both experienced a lot of dysfunction and he always understands. :) And he's a polyglot too and some things can only be expressed in certain languages. :D However, Delling came out in his thread and I've only known him to have crushes on guys for the past three years. :P

The darthkiwi-Deloria bond is more or less a conventional relationship. :P Less because we spend the majority of our time together playing video games. XD More because we're probably more openly affectionate than any other couple you've ever seen. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on June 08, 2012, 10:15:00 AM
The Delling-Deloria bond is a very close one, what with Delling being the only person in the whole world whom I tell everything because we've both experienced a lot of dysfunction and he always understands. :) And he's a polyglot too and some things can only be expressed in certain languages. :D However, Delling came out in his thread and I've only known him to have crushes on guys for the past three years. :P
*wasn't consciously aware it had been that long* XD Tho' one of those guys was le batard... so that would have something to do with that. :yes: ::)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 08, 2012, 10:33:09 AM
Ah, so Delling is basically your Royal Adviser and friend. Don't know why I got so confused when I should know this already.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on June 08, 2012, 11:10:19 AM
Ah so are you and Jamie planning to to move in together then, Delora? If so, cool! I hope it works out for y'all. I'm glad you did such a good job on your presentation. I personally hate talking in front of the class and plus I'm terrible at it to boot. Kudos to you

-Shoulder hurts from the gym
-Another boring day as an unemployed person
-Wondering when in the (expletive) it's going to be my turn pull out of this hopeless existence

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on June 08, 2012, 02:04:30 PM
-Still feeling worthless, courtesy of my father who has diplomatically decided not to apologise because "These things take time" SERIOUSLY?!
non sequitur  ???
I hope you realize that your worth is not in any way determined by your parents. That being said, knowing something intellectually is not the same as believing it. :hug:
It's not ideal to be abandoned like that days after trying to kill yourself.
 
Ah so are you and Jamie planning to to move in together then, Delora? If so, cool! I hope it works out for y'all. I'm glad you did such a good job on your presentation. I personally hate talking in front of the class and plus i'm terrible at it to boot. Kudos to you
Thanks. :) That's the hope, anyway. We don't know if it's actually going to happen yet. :P And it wasn't the class, just my supervisor and the expert. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 08, 2012, 02:09:14 PM
Quote
It's not ideal to be abandoned like that days after trying to kill yourself.

...Great, now you have me worried about you. :( :o :'( :sweating: :S :no: :thumbsdown: :hug:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on June 08, 2012, 05:10:07 PM
-feeling kind of bleh and rather groggy
-going to bed methinks
-hoping to play video games tomorrow :yes:
-having a bunch of apartment-y stuff to do too :-X
-also... hoping I'm not sick :S
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on June 10, 2012, 07:13:30 PM
The darthkiwi-Deloria bond is more or less a conventional relationship. :P Less because we spend the majority of our time together playing video games. XD More because we're probably more openly affectionate than any other couple you've ever seen. :P

I don't know...Erik and I could probably compete with ya'll :p
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on June 10, 2012, 08:46:55 PM
We made out all through Evensong. :D It was the most fun I've ever had and everyone was giving us the most evil looks imaginable. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on June 11, 2012, 02:42:35 AM
Which is worse: making out during Evensong or shooting people the evil eye during Evensong? ::) Silly people.

-being in the office
-working on models :-X ::)
-being a little frustrated with said models
-thinking frustration with modeling might be a bit of transference from frustration with something else in the office :S
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on June 11, 2012, 03:37:37 AM
I think I had much more fun than the judgmental people. :P It was gothic and lovely and had fan vaults. :D

-Knowing what Delling is talking about
-Having contractions
-Snuggling cat
-Wishing the first thing I did every day didn't consist of taking potentiators and oxy.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 11, 2012, 08:37:43 AM
-Worrying about $$$
-Sick that I'm going to have to take out student loans (asking the government for almost $10,000 is no easy feat for me)
-Doing my usual water/coffee sip switch
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on June 11, 2012, 07:07:49 PM
- Composing my activities at the end of this string.
- Updating multiple games at once.
- Sad I won't get to play them tonight.
- Not sure what Eversong is.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on June 11, 2012, 10:42:43 PM
-working on my Wiki
-going to bed soon
-mad I screwed up my pain meds schedule so my pain killers will wear off at 4 am...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on June 12, 2012, 04:42:47 AM
-being tired
-being in the office
-wanting to go for tea now :(
-doing internet things while a model runs...
-needing to start up work on the OTHER project too ::)


(Posted on: June 12, 2012, 10:02:16 AM)


*missed this*


- Not sure what Eversong is.
Evensong. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evening_Prayer_(Anglican)) :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on June 12, 2012, 09:14:33 AM
-Surprised that a subject i brought up has sparked a nice, well thought out discussion. You all are such articulate beings. I envy you.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on June 12, 2012, 10:44:37 AM
-I'm placing my thumb on my nose, wiggling my fingers, and saying "neiner neiner neiner" at everyone who disagrees with me for the rest of the day. I'll show you articulate! :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 12, 2012, 03:51:58 PM
So you're giving us the Thief Sign?

-Sniffling currently. Not from a cold, but from something that is much worse: sadness. One of my favorite webcomics, called Memoria, is ending today... but, it is not even finished. They're leaving it off at a cliffhanger. Now I'll never know how the trilogy comes full circle, because the circle has been broken!

I'll never learn the fate of Winston. Never know the identity of Starface. Never see the adventures of Harriet and Milo. Never see that next tower. Never triumph with Lucas over his demons. Never know the motives of the aliens. I need closure, but just telling us a script for the next chapter isn't enough for me. This was one of the BEST comics I've seen, and they're just... STOPPING IT!

Somebody hug me!!! :( Tell me a joke or something! Make me feel better, please!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on June 12, 2012, 07:02:19 PM
- Not sure what Eversong is.
Evensong. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evening_Prayer_(Anglican)) :)

Wow.  That'd explain the dirty looks.  Nice.

I'll never learn the fate of Winston. Never know the identity of Starface. Never see the adventures of Harriet and Milo. Never see that next tower. Never triumph with Lucas over his demons. Never know the motives of the aliens. I need closure, but just telling us a script for the next chapter isn't enough for me. This was one of the BEST comics I've seen, and they're just... STOPPING IT!

Winston falls into a wormhole and opens a thrift store in a parallel Earth, Starface is actually Lucas' father with amnesia and the spirit of the ultimate evil controlling him, Harriet and Milo settle down to have a family, the next tower actually collapsed 58 years in the past, Lucas finally gets over his drinking problem and starts a youth baseball league (who make it all the way to State), and the aliens were actually trying to find a new food source (the planet's grass) and were just misunderstood.

Yeah, I've never even heard of this comic, but I hope my ending made you feel better, GR.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 12, 2012, 07:19:26 PM
A little. *small smile* That would make a good Joke Ending.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on June 13, 2012, 06:38:44 AM
-having disproportionately high amounts of  :D :smitten: :pleased: :sweating: :S :stars: :o >:( :-\ :evil: in my life right now ::) (<--and that... but I always have a lot of that in my life ::) :P)

-realizing that that is nearly a timeline for my day yesterday XD

-wanting to go to lunch... mostly just for the interaction... there was way too much sugar at tea today XD

-thinking: I could totally just get the soup and that should be fine :-X

-suddenly feeling a little ill :X
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 13, 2012, 09:17:53 AM
-thinking: I could totally just get the soup and that should be fine :-X

-suddenly feeling a little ill :X
Because of soup? :P

-Pretending to do MS Access crap. God, I hate MS Access. >:(
-Chatting with other geeks
-Listening to said geeks talk about disgusting eating habits
-Thinking about doing Pinterest instead. God, I love Pinterest. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on June 13, 2012, 09:38:01 AM
-thinking: I could totally just get the soup and that should be fine :-X

-suddenly feeling a little ill :X
Because of soup? :P

Pretty much nerves related to this part of the previous post:
-having disproportionately high amounts of  :D :smitten: :pleased: :sweating: :S :stars: ...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 13, 2012, 12:12:08 PM
Ohhhhh. See, I saw that, but then I saw "soup," then I saw "ill." ;)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on June 13, 2012, 12:24:54 PM
So you're giving us the Thief Sign?
....that's not the thief sign. I would also have to be patting my head. Any novice should know that. *shakes head in disbelief* You are gonna get arrested SO fast.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 13, 2012, 02:51:50 PM
- smirking at above comment by Sir Cray.

- Listening to Castlevania's Vampire Killer track. Even though I've never played Castlevania.

- Is wondering what I should write next in chapter 5 of KQ5:AMTHGY!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on June 13, 2012, 05:16:22 PM
-Grinding my teeth because a lot of my classmates who just graduated in May have a job already. I know jealousy won't help me but my patience is being severely tested.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on June 13, 2012, 08:43:05 PM
Have you looked into temp agencies, Kristen?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 14, 2012, 08:48:13 AM
- Listening to Castlevania's Vampire Killer track. Even though I've never played Castlevania.
Castlevania! :smitten: Is it the Vampire Killer compilation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMcyE5oipUU) on youtube? It's so much fun to listen to. I've been playing Castlevania since I was itty bitty, so it's fun to hear all the versions of the song over the years.

-Grinding my teeth because a lot of my classmates who just graduated in May have a job already. I know jealousy won't help me but my patience is being severely tested.
Aw, Kristen, I'm sorry. :( :hug:

-Writing a tiny program
-Sniffling (allergies)
-Reading a shocking article--HGTV's House Hunters is a fake!!! :o
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: DawsonJ on June 16, 2012, 01:20:57 AM
-Reading a shocking article--HGTV's House Hunters is a fake!!! :o

Wha... Who...err... Say WHAT?! Whachoo talkin'bout, Willis? How is it fake?

Explícamelo, porfa...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on June 16, 2012, 05:16:45 AM
-finding DDO is gone... :o
-this is after: guilting myself about not going for a violin lesson today :( (I came up with numerous justifications for this XD which I don't think I'll list here...)
-o btw, one of those big motivations was that there's a 30% XP bonus until tomorrow :(
-thinking I should do other stuff today like violin and Capoeira :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on June 16, 2012, 09:21:35 AM
-finding DDO is gone... :o
Whaaaaat?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on June 16, 2012, 10:32:39 AM
-finding DDO is gone... :o
Whaaaaat?

Well, I have found out more details now: basically the domain came doubt at some point over night.

So, if you try to log in normally, you get this awful error message because the launcher can't collect the data from the server. There is however a work around on DDO wiki that works. I suspect the Community Support people at Turbine will be rolling out some sort of compensation for this (as this was also supposed to be a bonus XP weekend. :-X ...kind of problematic for the game to be unavailable to a large section of the community for the better part of a day (the domain is still down) over a weekend when you're meant to be giving out an in-game bonus ::) :P).
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 16, 2012, 11:33:22 AM
- Reading through lparchive's run of Quest For Glory as per Sir Cray's recommendation.

-Getting ready to leave soon to go Father's Day shopping after the rain stops.

- Is wondering if the theme for Baba Yaga's Hut in QFG1 and the lava room in the The Forbidden City theme are the same melody. Sure sounds like it to me.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on June 16, 2012, 01:36:22 PM
- Reading through lparchive's run of Quest For Glory as per Sir Cray's recommendation.

- Is wondering if the theme for Baba Yaga's Hut in QFG1 and the lava room in the The Forbidden City theme are the same melody. Sure sounds like it to me.
Good.

And yes, I believe they are.

-missing out on the awesome weekend my friends are all having. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 16, 2012, 06:55:33 PM
-Reading a shocking article--HGTV's House Hunters is a fake!!! :o
Wha... Who...err... Say WHAT?! Whachoo talkin'bout, Willis? How is it fake?
Read (http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/06/12/house-hunters-fake-scandal-hgtv/) it and weep. I know I did.  :'(

-Nursing a headache from smiling so much today
-Eating chocolate and drinking water
-Relieved that bridesmaid duty is over
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: DawsonJ on June 16, 2012, 11:46:19 PM
-Bummed about House Hunters...
-Checking new comments on the forum.
-Eating peas straight from the can.
-Looking forward to getting to sleep ASAP.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 17, 2012, 04:02:10 PM
-Bummed about House Hunters...
:'( I'm so sorry.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 17, 2012, 04:18:25 PM
-Waking up from a nice nap.

-Listening to the soundtrack to King's Quest III Redux

-Writing chapter 5 of KQ5. Now that the Endless Desert chapter is done, we've now moved on to the Gypsy camp! And... we get to know a bit more about Cedric's past.

-Is wondering something possibly for future reference: how strong are ants? what's the heaviest they can chew through or lift? Because, I think I want to use that genie bottle for something else other than the Dark Forest...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on June 17, 2012, 05:11:54 PM
I think it's six times their weight....
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 17, 2012, 05:23:49 PM
Average weight of an ant?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 17, 2012, 10:18:14 PM
Average weight of an ant: 0.0003 grams. (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_does_the_average_ant_weigh) They are also 3 milimeters long. ;D

-Listening to my Best Songs Ever playlist ("Princess Cassima" is included on said playlist :))
-Trying unsuccessfully to unzip a packet of photos that Jen emailed me of Carson :sweetheart:
-Dreading having to go to the financial aid office tomorrow morning :X
-Really, really wanting coffee. Yes it is 9:18 PM, what of it?!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on June 18, 2012, 05:39:33 AM
-thinking I've found the "right" model to start one of my projects from...
So, G333 was worked on for ages by my adviser and now has been handed off to me. :-X
This however means that I have to dig through years of back-logged models. I've been working on one for a while... and it hasn't been working particularly well... so, now, it looks like I'm starting that over and trying to find the "right" starting point again. :S

-listening to Kathy Griffin...
-trying not to freak out about several things actually XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 18, 2012, 08:26:24 PM
- watching WALL-E as part of my 5th annual Pixar Marathon to celebrate the new Pixar movie (Brave) coming out!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on June 20, 2012, 02:53:49 AM
-only just realizing that while I'm running around desperately trying to finish things up... both Matt and Mark Lang on my GRC are talking about my being a postdoc... (provided... you know... I finish) (I should be happier about this and more impressed with myself by it... unfortunately, I feel like this :stabs: is about to happen to me all of the time...)

-working on modeling ::)
-being tired, grumpy, and a little emotionally worn out :-\

-not actually looking forward to today despite it's being two of my officemates' birthday :-\



...

-Mein Gott! wanting a violin break... :S
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 20, 2012, 08:42:06 AM
-Freaking out about a possible water leak in my car  :help:
-Attempting to dry off my backpack and schoolbooks
-Talking with a classmate about Alaska
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 20, 2012, 02:47:17 PM
- Just finished reading through the scripts of the last few chapters of Memoria (the webcomic I mentioned a page or so back). My God... it is GLORIOUS! :D Such a happy ending for everyone!  :smitten: :partyhat:

- is secretly hoping that The Silver Lining has a happy ending as awesome as that!

- Is happy to know that, no matter how bad her stories get in terms of plot and characters, atleast they aren't as bad as My Immortal, Starkits Prophcy, My Inner Life, or The Eye of Argon.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: tessspoon on June 20, 2012, 06:54:55 PM
-Updating my profile at a recruiting company's website
-Feeling nervous about an interview tomorrow with one of their recruiters
-Listening to a TSL song, since iTunes just shuffled to it
-About to go play the third Sonic game on the ps3 :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on June 20, 2012, 10:33:09 PM
About to look at some Cognition fixes. :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: DawsonJ on June 20, 2012, 11:40:40 PM
-Happy I only have 30 mins of code testing left! Yay!
-Not testing codes tonight. :suffer:
-Looking at my *BOX* of "The Whispered World" - that I bought for under (US) $9 shipped, brand new from Amazon.com.  (Don't buy the GOG or AdventureGamers' Shop version - it's more expensive and doesn't come with a real package!)
-About to go to sleep...

... User Input...  Con...nect...ion... L...o...s...t...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on June 21, 2012, 07:42:55 AM
About to look at some Cognition fixes. :D
Testing a game is an adventure in itself - the biggest puzzles are how to work around the critical bugs. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on June 22, 2012, 03:07:31 AM
-being a little elated :D
-got into the office, took one look at the model that I ran yesterday before leaving and was like--THAT'S IT!!
-it needs a little more work--but it is really significant progress :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on June 22, 2012, 07:58:36 AM
Yay for progress! :partyhat:
I think that's pretty much how research works - long periods of frustration with the occasional exciting discovery. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 22, 2012, 08:45:45 AM
:drinking: Congrats on your victories, boys! There is a feeling of utmost satisfaction when it all comes together.

-Waiting for my peeps to get here so I can finish my test review with them
-Yearning suddenly to be home playing the Sims
-Worrying about stuffs
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 22, 2012, 09:16:21 AM
- Being excited for Brave premiering today! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 22, 2012, 01:54:47 PM
- Being excited for Brave premiering today! :D
Oh yeah!!! !!! It's about the Scottish, dems my peeps, yo! :yes: I can't wait to see it!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: tessspoon on June 22, 2012, 02:15:00 PM
- Being excited for Brave premiering today! :D
Oh yeah!!! !!! It's about the Scottish, dems my peeps, yo! :yes: I can't wait to see it!
Went to the midnight premiere last night. It wasn't my favorite Pixar movie, but I enjoyed it. :yes:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 22, 2012, 02:30:54 PM
- Just got back from seeing Brave, and IT. WAS. AWESOME!  ;D :D :) ;) For once, me and my grandma actually agreed that this movie was awesome! Usually it goes:

Me: :) That movie was awesome!

Grandma: *nods* Yeah, that was good. It was cute.

But now, it went:

Me: That movie was awesome!

Grandma: I know! I loved it!

- After reading through TV Tropes a bit, like I normally do, I was looking through the generic Pixar article and saw in the Heartwarming section, this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a4MR8oI_B8

And I can't help but smile, knowing that these people care. Let me just say, I'm straight as an arrow from Merida's bow, and a Christian. But, that doesn't mean that I will persecute you or won't be friends with you just because you're different, because God is Love and as a follower of Him we're supposed to Love EVERYONE, right?

I consider myself a bit different as well. I have Aspergers Syndrome, although I didn't know until a few years ago. At first, I was really upset as I thought my behavior was "normal": I obsess over little things that shouldn't matter, for instance. I sometimes, when I was younger, took things a little too far in terms of imagination and actually acted as if something were real when it clearly wasn't (which is why I was never allowed to get into Pokemon or Harry Potter), and I admit I'm very... picky about certain things (like what I eat) and am against change. I'm very detail-oriented, but I procrastinate as well, and if something doesn't keep my interest I tend to let my mind wander halfway between listening to the lecture and thinking about something else.

You are not alone here. I love you all! :)  :hug:

Oh dear, did I say too much?

And, is it just me? or does Merida's mother, Queen Elinor, remind anyone of Valanice (another character who is better at running the kingdom than her husband. Not to say that Graham is a horrible King, but... he wasn't raised to be one...)?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on June 22, 2012, 09:56:13 PM
-being annoyed it won't let me reply to this thread.

EDIT: NOW it works, but when I try to copy-paste in the original post I wrote it still won't work. URGH.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on June 23, 2012, 10:13:07 PM
- Being excited for Brave premiering today! :D
Oh yeah!!! !!! It's about the Scottish, dems my peeps, yo! :yes: I can't wait to see it!
Plus the heroine has SERIOUS red hair! :lovegoggles:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 24, 2012, 03:44:14 PM
- Reading the TV Tropes page for Protectors of The Plot Continuum. This is fascinating!  ;D

- Downloading the AGDI remake of QFG2, so atleast I can say I have SOME Famous Adventuring under my belt. You happy, Sir Cray?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on June 25, 2012, 01:16:56 PM
I AM happy! Yay!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 26, 2012, 08:40:37 AM
-Looking and feeling like a hot mess. Good God, you guys should see my nasty, swollen, allergy-ridden face. I'm all puffy and watery. Ugh. :X
-Plowing through, however; I have a database final and I must persevere.
-Waiting for everyone to arrive.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on June 26, 2012, 07:20:02 PM
You'll be all right, Hailey! i hope you kicked butt on that final :)

-Listening to the ever so lovely Sara Bareilles on iTunes
-Trying to decide what to wear for my interview
-On that tangent: Dress crops or pants?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 26, 2012, 10:13:20 PM
Thanks, Kristen. :hug: And dress crops! It's summertime (even though Seattle doesn't know that), and if they're dressy you could totally pull them off. Good luck on your interview! When is it?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 27, 2012, 04:22:18 PM
- Becoming very bored for some reason.

- Listening to some music from one of my favorite (and underrated) RPG series, Aveyond. And, realizing that the internal speaker on laptops takes away some of the "atmosphere", for example: the "Evil" theme (whenever the villain shows up) has some big bombastic drums incorporated in his theme, but because of the internal speaker, you can barely hear them. Actually, that seems to be the case with all the "big sounding drums" unless it's a snare where it sounds fine.

- Is very proud of herself, as she was able to unclog her own bathroom sink (Drano works wonders! :) ) without any trouble.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 28, 2012, 03:36:23 PM
- Is very proud of herself, as she was able to unclog her own bathroom sink (Drano works wonders! :) ) without any trouble.
Look at you, big girl! :highfive:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 28, 2012, 04:06:08 PM
- Is rather confused about why they (my parents) took the projector back downstairs, and hoping they have the old one back upstairs soon so I can get back to playing my Wii.

- Has a question about my Debit card: does the "good thru 5/14" mean May 14th or sometime in May a couple years from now? I suspect the former, which might mean I need a new card, I think? I don't know! I've had this bank account for a few months, and all I want to do as of right now is get $10.00 out of my saving account, put it into my checking account (which it won't let me do, as it gives me an error message on my phone) and buy the QFG 1-5 on GoG! Is that too much to ask?!

- Is happy that her account on Wizard101 is working again! Atleast, the program on her laptop is, but for whatever reason her desktop program isn't. Weird.

- Reading stuff in the Spinoffs section of Protectors of The Plot Continuum. It's fascinating!

- Has the theme from Super Mario Galay 2' Puzzle Plank Galaxy (I think. The Western sounding one atleast.) stuck in her head. Ugh...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on June 28, 2012, 06:10:58 PM
It's the month and the year. Credit cards and debit cards don't have an expiration date so much as an expiration month and they're usually good for at least a year or two. :) You'll be sent a new one automatically when it expires.

-Talking to boyfriend.
-Wallowing in misery and pain and the knowledge that my parents really don't care about me at all and are completely apathetic about having repeatedly ruined my life bit by bit, like losing me my health care plan, my surgery date (time is of the essence here, so postponing is a really horrible thing considering irreversible quality of life stuff), violating my rights to my body, etc.
-Hating all of my family with a bitter disgust that can only be imagined by functional people.
-Playing with pointy things. On my ankles and wrists.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 28, 2012, 06:35:56 PM
:hug: Deloria! :( I'm so sorry, Deloria!

- *facepalm* no wonder the transfer didn't work! I forgot the $
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on June 29, 2012, 02:09:38 PM
Deloria, don't think you're alone. Remember that you've got a whole family here that loves you! <3

-Drinking water
-Waiting for my sister to get out of the shower so I can take one
-Realizing how cluttered and messy my desk is...ugh...how I have been living this way for the last few days I don't understand, but by God, this room will be clean before day's end!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 30, 2012, 04:52:43 PM
- Listening to some of Pokemon Black 2/ White 2' music. It's pretty good!

- drinking a soda

- Reading Lord Brocktree, the first in chronological order in the Redwall series. I'm finally REALLY getting started on reading them all, now that I have The Rogue Crew (2011).

- Is slightly annoyerd that my internet has been screwy with me today, because I'd FINALLY figured out how to beat a certain boss in a certain dungeon in a certain MMORPG I like to play (Pops O'Leary, The Ironworks, Wizard101), and my internet messed up, which means that I'll have to go through the dungeon AGAIn just so I can do two things (admitedly, the first thing came after I got out): Pick up five crates in the dungeon, and read a book to continue on a sidequest.

EDIT:

-Watching someone on Youtube play Black2/White2 (aparently it was actually a stream he was recording)... in Japanese. The game, not the player. His commentary is kinda... meh. But, it's nice to see what the sequel brings to the table.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on July 02, 2012, 04:04:20 PM
-making fun of the terrible ads on Spotify
-working on my Wiki. Admin stuff is hard, but this is going to be SO organized when I'm done!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 02, 2012, 06:48:08 PM
You know, speaking of your wiki, I have to say: your "Cray's Companion" article is REALLY good! *sigh* Why can't I write as well as you, I honestly don't know.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on July 03, 2012, 06:04:19 AM
-Revising my hit-list to include the idiot doctor/"expert" who made me feel guilty and called me inconsistent for rejecting a hysterectomy, and then he called my alternative choices “grotesque” and me disgusting. Choices I now have to make because he ruined my quality of life and my relationship and any future relationships I might want to have with life-altering surgery that he doesn’t want to reverse. And then he "helpfully" suggested I take oral contraceptives or get an IUD. Clearly he hadn't even read my file because I've been on oral contraceptives continuously (without breaks) since I was 16, currently have an IUD and am taking oral contraceptives and my body is *still* messed up enough that I still have a cycle when I shouldn't. This is particularly stupid considering that I wouldn't have had several invasive operations without trying simple things like hormones first. WANT TO KILL. >:(
-Looking for tissues.
-Crying.
-Looking for something to watch to take my mind off stuff.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on July 03, 2012, 07:45:02 AM
:hug:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on July 04, 2012, 04:08:32 AM
You know, speaking of your wiki, I have to say: your "Cray's Companion" article is REALLY good! *sigh* Why can't I write as well as you, I honestly don't know.
Just takes practice! And being naturally awesome, I suppose. :P That is going to be getting a solid reboot, however, as soon as The Silver Lining is finished. I think I worked out the kinks, but I just need to make sure... the whole goal is to try to create a "fanon" that uses as much of all the other fan-made stuff as possible.

-not knowing why I'm awake right now.
-giving Deloria a  :hug:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 04, 2012, 11:39:10 AM
You really do match up the timeline quite well, Sir Cray!

Although... *smiles and steeples her fingers* I AM wondering how you're going to handle BOTH The Father AND Shadrack being in the same timeline. I mean, they're technically both the head of The Black Cloak Society.

Does this mean they're partners and working together for the Ascension? 

Is one of them higher up in rank then the other?

Or are they one and the same?

Or, did you write this timeline before Shadrack was revealed?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on July 05, 2012, 01:33:50 PM
-Revising my hit-list to include the idiot doctor/"expert" who made me feel guilty and called me inconsistent for rejecting a hysterectomy, and then he called my alternative choices “grotesque” and me disgusting. Choices I now have to make because he ruined my quality of life and my relationship and any future relationships I might want to have with life-altering surgery that he doesn’t want to reverse. And then he "helpfully" suggested I take oral contraceptives or get an IUD. Clearly he hadn't even read my file because I've been on oral contraceptives continuously (without breaks) since I was 16, currently have an IUD and am taking oral contraceptives and my body is *still* messed up enough that I still have a cycle when I shouldn't. This is particularly stupid considering that I wouldn't have had several invasive operations without trying simple things like hormones first. WANT TO KILL. >:(

I know there aren't enough stabby smilies in the universe to ... yeah... but still, here: introduce him to the scutter-bot named Stab'im (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=8894.140)

-getting back from Nashville
-being/feeling all bleh... :-\
-cathin' up on teh intarwebz
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on July 05, 2012, 04:18:35 PM
Ugh. Sorry to hear that Deloria. Is getting a new doctor an option?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on July 06, 2012, 09:08:32 AM
:hug: You need a vacation, Deloria. :yes:

-I just discovered Google docs. Double you tee eff? How did I not know about it before? :wall:
-Pinning in the background
-Sneezing
-Drinking cawfee. (Yes, that was a New Yohk accent across the network!)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on July 06, 2012, 01:00:41 PM
Google docs is the best.

So I'm not doing it right NOW but it merits saying this anyways!

Last night I had trouble sleeping for a few reasons. One, I've got a cold. Two, I'd spent a good chunk of my evening scripting in the game engine. Three, I read a chapter or two of a book before bed.

So when I was actually trying to get to sleep, instead, my brain was trying to script the variables of the book I'd just read. WHAT HAVE I BECOME.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on July 06, 2012, 05:38:22 PM
Google Docs is indeed awesome! The Four Winds uses it. It's an essential tool in our communication to make sure everyone knows what they are doing.

Don't you love it when your brain decided to activate when you want to sleep?  ::) It happens to me all the time too.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on July 07, 2012, 11:22:41 AM
You really do match up the timeline quite well, Sir Cray!

Although... *smiles and steeples her fingers* I AM wondering how you're going to handle BOTH The Father AND Shadrack being in the same timeline. I mean, they're technically both the head of The Black Cloak Society.
Well, a lot of that depends on episode 5.... but I do have a plan.

Anyways... I am...
-getting better, I think? Finally?
-working on my Wiki. (Shocker, I know!)
-sorting through my music -- apparently I have multiple versions of almost every song. Oops.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on July 07, 2012, 01:09:20 PM
-Playing Discworld Noir with Jamie. :D
-Waiting for him to get back so we can resume playing and feeding each other chocolate. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 07, 2012, 04:03:00 PM
- Reading Lord Brocktree

- Reading more PPC stuff on iPhone

- Listening to the KQ3 Redux ost

- Drinking a soda

- Waiting for Sir Cray to message me back
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: tessspoon on July 09, 2012, 12:01:50 PM
-Listening to Trip The Light (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwe-pA6TaZk).
-Waiting for it to be 2:30 (have a phone interview for a "screening interview" for a job :S
-Feeling a bit shaky and nervous
-Wondering what we're going to have for dinner
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 09, 2012, 12:44:54 PM
-Listening to Blind Guardian' Sacred Worlds. Man, I'm SO happy Spoony introduced me to this song!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MLmdm3nKIs

-Imagining the final battle against the Dragon of Doom being set to this song. It fits surprisingly well, especially since it's raining outside, and the ending of the song is like our Heroes breathing a sigh of relief as they watch The Dragon die.


Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on July 10, 2012, 04:01:02 AM
OMGOMGOMGOMG I GOT MORPHINE! I'M PAIN-FREE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS!
-Watching Iron Sky
-Missing Jamie
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on July 10, 2012, 08:44:01 AM
!!! :hug:

-Waiting an hour and fifteen minutes until math starts
-Stupid Adele song running through my head
-About to go pin some stuffs
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on July 10, 2012, 03:02:59 PM
OMGOMGOMGOMG I GOT MORPHINE! I'M PAIN-FREE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS!
They let you have morphine AT HOME?!?!?!?!

WHAT?!

NO ONE LET'S ME HAVE MORPHINE AT HOME! They always say that if I'm going to have morphine I have to be admitted to the hospital.

-realizing it's weird to be jealous of another person's pain killers
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on July 10, 2012, 04:10:44 PM
-feeling crummy :(
-realizing I'm going to miss people here... and yet I still really miss people in Ireland... (I think it's because I feel like I haven't seen everyone over here, but that's because the people whom I'm not getting to see this time are out of state at the moment)

*is called away from post to get food*

-feeling somewhat better post-foodening
-wondering how Deloria's surgery went :-X
-contemplating life, issues, problems, etc. (so, your average day really... with... whatever is going on with my body today... added on top...)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on July 10, 2012, 08:19:56 PM
I'm in the hospital. I'm fiddling with all the other IVs but morphine, which I have to wait five minutes for.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on July 11, 2012, 12:14:53 AM
....oh.

Well.... if it helps, I feel better about you being on morphine then. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on July 11, 2012, 08:47:39 AM
Did you have your surgery, Deloria? How did it go?

-Pulling up a Word document
-Listening to a friend listen to music
-Sneezing, sniffling, and coughing like mad
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on July 11, 2012, 10:07:15 AM
Reading the forums from my new (first ever) smart phone. They look rather tiny! :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 11, 2012, 10:43:20 AM
You know how to zoom in?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on July 12, 2012, 01:16:27 AM
bus->home->freshen up->office... seems to be the plan... it's a silly plan... b/c it's not like I slept on the plane... I watched Hunger Games instead. ::) *is silly*
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on July 12, 2012, 11:33:46 AM
You know how to zoom in?
Yes. :)

it's a silly plan...
I'm not sure why, but this makes me think:
On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It is a silly place.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on July 12, 2012, 02:10:30 PM
On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It is a silly place.
??? Monty Python?

-Drinking Vanilla Coke. A variety of point come to my head upon writing this statement:
                    a) I hardly ever drink pop
                    b) I did not know they still sold it, and
                    c) I forgot how magically delicious it is. <3
-Waiting for my load of pajamas, socks, and undies to finish washing
-Killing time
-Ohhhh wait! I heard the ding! Gotta go switch loads. Peace out, dawgs and pups!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: tessspoon on July 12, 2012, 02:38:29 PM
OMGOMGOMGOMG I GOT MORPHINE! I'M PAIN-FREE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS!
:D :hug:

-Eating a cookie
-Sitting in hotel room in the mountains, we're visiting my sister who's a camp counselor for the summer
-Being excited for Jacob, he said yes to a job offer this morning! \O/
-Looking up a company I might send my resume to when we get back


(Posted on: July 12, 2012, 04:37:24 PM)


On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It is a silly place.
??? Monty Python?
Yep. I hated that movie :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on July 12, 2012, 03:30:36 PM
On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It is a silly place.
??? Monty Python?
Yep. I hated that movie :P
As did I. ;D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on July 16, 2012, 07:36:01 AM
On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It is a silly place.
??? Monty Python?
Yep. I hated that movie :P
As did I. ;D

Get thee to the "Please Don't Kill Me" thread!! :o

-being in the office
-being kinda lazy
-feeling relatively pleased with the G333 project :yes:
-working out how to do something
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on July 16, 2012, 09:17:08 AM
-Wondering why this thread hasn't been stickied yet ???
-Surfing the internet machine while waiting for class to start
-Unsatisfied with the 89% I got on my Teamwork and Leadship quiz.  :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on July 16, 2012, 09:21:24 AM
- Stickying this topic!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on July 16, 2012, 10:04:17 AM
-caught in the adhesive Katie used :stars:
-really just looking for an excuse to use that emote
-winning
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on July 17, 2012, 04:55:46 AM
-going slightly mad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn4k6TE-C4Y)
-finding the intensity has joined the rent in NYC... it's too gorramn high (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg5SwyTvAHw) :yes: ::)
-wondering where aforementioned intern is today :S :(

it's a silly plan...
I'm not sure why, but this makes me think:
On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It is a silly place.
Yeah, that might have been a good idea. *nods* XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on July 17, 2012, 01:16:51 PM
-caught in the adhesive Katie used :stars:
-really just looking for an excuse to use that emote
-winning
Totally. :highfive:

-Discussing peeling paint with my sister
-Eating toast
-'Bout to change my clothes to start painting
-NOT looking forward to the huge mess I'm about to encounter once I enter that room
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on July 17, 2012, 01:38:52 PM
-feeling awful
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on July 17, 2012, 08:12:58 PM
-Listening to my dad snoring next to me. (In a hotel room)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on July 18, 2012, 08:42:48 AM
-feeling awful
:hug:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on July 18, 2012, 09:22:31 AM
-feeling awful
:hug:

nope... still... awful... today just seemed to get worse... :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on July 18, 2012, 04:25:32 PM
-being super annoyed with everyone who thinks it's soooo inconvenient for them that I'm still sick. Yeah, it's not inconveniencing *me* at all, you freaking idiots. -_-
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on July 18, 2012, 10:23:19 PM
-Working hard on the Hassan and Graham Show
-Cuddling with my dog.
-Chatting with my sister who just went to bed.
-Wishing that I didn't go through anger management because I really want get angry.
-Finally posting :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on July 19, 2012, 05:49:54 AM
-still feeling like crap
-taking advantage of the weird thing where when I lower the over all abundance, the peak intensity goes up... go figure... it makes a little sense in this case as what it's really doing is suppressing the splitting
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on July 19, 2012, 09:44:50 AM
-Wishing that I didn't go through anger management because I really want get angry.

I never would have guessed because you seem so level headed from what I know

-Chilling at home
-Thinking I HAVE to go to the gym today. I haven't been in almost a week.
-Amazed by how much I do for Phoenix... and that they trust me to perform said duties. When I joined the forum in December 2008, I had no idea I would be this involved. I'm grateful though. I love working with everyone and the product we put out.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on July 19, 2012, 11:11:18 PM
You deserve it all Kristen. I wouldn't have given the work to you if you didn't deserve it. And the anger management classes actually made me level headed. ;)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on July 20, 2012, 05:36:02 AM
-thinking Coyote in today's Gunnerkrigg is ADORKABLE
-thinking he's not the only thing that's adorkable around here... ...sigh
-being conflicted and uncertain
-thinking this feeling things crap is hard XD :-\ (hey, I was too busy trying to survive my high school to do this then... shut up ::))
-vacillating between worrying about Deloria, being uncertain as aforementioned, just being fairly miserable in general, and trying to care about work... why is it when work is going well everything else is falling apart? and when everything else is going well... err... I wouldn't know about that XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on July 20, 2012, 08:03:51 AM
makinggamesmakinggamesmakinggamesmaking gamesmakinggamesmakinggamesmakinggamesm akinggamesmakinggamesmakinggames
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on July 20, 2012, 08:37:00 AM
makinggamesmakinggamesmakinggamesmakinggamesmakinggamesmakinggamesmakinggamesmakinggamesmakinggamesmakinggames
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on July 20, 2012, 01:27:58 PM
-Chatting with my sister who just went to bed.
-Wishing that I didn't go through anger management because I really want get angry.
Eh?! You?  :o

-Chatting with my sister who just went to bed.
Are you keeping her awake, waltz? Tsk, tsk! ;)

-Baking brownies because I have no chocolate in thehouseandIAMSLOWLYLOSINGMYMIND!!!!
-Waiting for Ash to dry her hair so we can go
-Sad that my baby strawberry plants died  :'(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on July 20, 2012, 01:34:52 PM
-being in a lot of pain.... but going out to lunch was so worth it. First time out of the house for more than a doctor's appointment in a long time!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on July 21, 2012, 12:42:56 AM
-Chatting with my sister who just went to bed.
-Wishing that I didn't go through anger management because I really want get angry.
Eh?! You?  :o

-Chatting with my sister who just went to bed.
Are you keeping her awake, waltz? Tsk, tsk! ;)

-Baking brownies because I have no chocolate in thehouseandIAMSLOWLYLOSINGMYMIND!!!!
-Waiting for Ash to dry her hair so we can go
-Sad that my baby strawberry plants died  :'(

Yes I was keeping her awake. That's what she gets for living in EST and me in MST. I still have an extra 2 hours.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on July 23, 2012, 09:25:53 AM
-feeling torn...
[[You see, the office is going to see Dark Knight Rises later... and I am trying to make my crush come along :S but if he isn't going to come along :(, then ... I could really, really use a violin break :S]]

-missing my violin

-not wanting to work any more for the day...
-hating 13CO... if you ask me what my least favorite isotopologue is for the next little while... it's that...

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 23, 2012, 12:06:06 PM
- Watching NCS' Secret of Mana Lets Play.

- Drowning my sorrows in a Culvers milkshake, after getting a really bad score on my math test.

-About to do my homework.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on July 23, 2012, 02:53:24 PM
Culvers milkshake
I love Culvers (http://www.culvers.com/)! My 3-year-old son calls it "the Scoopie store." :P
getting a really bad score on my math test.
:(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 23, 2012, 07:03:43 PM
Does anyone know which author always ended her tales with "And that's the end of that?"

Also, how much weight can the average eagle carry? I think I might have an idea for KQ5:AMTHGY! where Cedric actually helps save Graham by climbing onto the Eagle's back and grabbing Graham in mid-air as they fly away to the beach.

But, that might be kinda implausible. Then again, this IS a magical world where cheese can boot up wand power transfer machines.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on July 24, 2012, 08:23:55 AM
-Uploading Part 10 of my TSL LP
-Feeling guilty about leaving it alone for so long.
-Feeling good about the progress made in Episode 4 though. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on July 24, 2012, 08:53:02 AM
-Discussing textbooks
-Drinking water
-'Bout to listen to Tim gab about software testing
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 24, 2012, 05:18:18 PM
Oh! I just now realized this! I think I put an unintentional reference to The Perils of Rosella in my KQ5 fanfic. Both Cedric and Rosella use a flute to make a snake leave them alone.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on July 25, 2012, 12:09:10 PM
Well, it'd have to be a very big eagle but there's no reason he couldn't be. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on July 27, 2012, 07:42:43 PM
Oh! I just now realized this! I think I put an unintentional reference to The Perils of Rosella in my KQ5 fanfic. Both Cedric and Rosella use a flute to make a snake leave them alone.

Wait, how can Cedric play a flute without fingers?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 28, 2012, 08:54:37 AM
You haven't read my fanfiction in the Express Your Creativity! board have you?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on July 28, 2012, 05:21:43 PM
You haven't read my fanfiction in the Express Your Creativity! board have you?

Not yet.  *hangs head in shame*
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 28, 2012, 08:55:41 PM
Ah. Well, to answer your question and make a long story short: Cedric is human in my story. A magic user, to be exact, who is Crispin's apprentice and adopted son.

Brown hair and brown eyes. Wears rounded glasses instead of a monocle (just what exactly IS the point ofa monocle anyway?), and has a light blue vest and brown pants (matching up to, of course, the original Cedric as you can see in my avatar). I suspect he has orange/yellow boots, but I haven't decided as of yet. He's a young man in his 20s (around Alexander's Rosella' age)

The magic he uses is similar to what Alexander used in 3. He has a magic wand always in his hand, which he uses to cast his spells, most of which are from a spell book they'd gotten from the Serenia Library. To use a spell, he flips open the book,finds a spell that seems useful, points his wand at whatever the target is, and recite a short rhyme (usually 2-4 lines) and concentrate on channeling the spell through the wand.

I find it kinda interesting (and kinda sad too) that, my origina vision for GR!Cedric was to make him start out like the original Cedric- give bad advice, be a coward, generally making him annoying (albeit a tiny bit less annoying that the original) and be having him grow stronger and braver over time, and by the time he and Graham reach Mordack, he's completely changed into a young man just as brave as Graham.

That was my original intention. What I've ended up with however (s of chapter 5, which is as far as I've gotten, which is the gypsy camp and the Dark Forest), is someone who doesn't seem annoying (atleast to me), just... underconfident and really wants to make sure that Graham is safe. Must protect Graham at all costs! is what he tells himself in the Endless Desert, when they're running away from the bandits, and Graham suddenly skids to a stop and quickly hatches a plan to get rid of their leader. Cedric notices Graham isn't following and runs back to him, but he is stopped and is asked (for the second time that day) "Do you trust me?" in which Cedric nods and doesn't disturb him anymore. Graham's plan works, of course, and they head out of the desert.

As for Cedric's past... there isn't much to tell. He was raised by aloving mother (doesn't know nor care about his father) in Serenia, and was living a happy, simple life there until they decided to take a walk. How and why exactly they were in the Dark Forest, I haven't figured out yet, but anyway. They encounter the witch of the Dark Forest, who attacks them and (presumedly) kills Cedric's mother. Somehow, either he runs into Cripin, or Crispin finds him, and he takes him under his wing and raises him to be hi apprentice. Little does Cedric know, that his mother is still alive. She's just a little bit... smaller than usual.


Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on July 28, 2012, 09:16:58 PM
- Reading GrahamRocks' fanfic.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 29, 2012, 12:46:10 PM
^ Be sure to leave a reply and tell me what you think.

- Watching Chuggaaconroy's LP of Mother 3, as part of my "Mother Marathon" that has gone on for the past few days to honor and in memory of Memoria (a Mother webcomic that I REALLY liked!) being ended. Start off with Chuggaa's Mother 1 LP, then his Earthbound LP, then the webcomics Harmony, A Winters Tale and The White Ship respectfully, then Chuggaa' Mother 3 LP, and to end it, the webcomic Memoria (including the scripts of the unfinished chapters to give definete closure!)

- Playing Pokemon Ruby, and training for the Elite Four. Just one more to level up to 60- my Shiny!Shiftry, Tengu.

- Does anyone know where I can find a full version (NOT a summary please!) of chapter 15, The Story of The King's Lettuce, from Watership Down? I'm finding nothing but brief summaries and reviews of the book. I want to send the chapter to someone in Bulbagarden Forums, who is writing a series of "Pokemonized" stories based on certain stories and folk tales. He has a Pikachu named Soren, who is a trickster just like El-arairah from Watership Down, and I think it would be a pretty good tale to try.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on July 30, 2012, 02:45:12 AM
-being crazy (nothing new)
-being trying to be more specific: being all nngh-uh (let's update that to "trying to be more specific" XD)
-being hopeful that one out of 3 cores for "the cursed paper" is finished
-thinking that getting through the other two may just take four weeks... maybe a little less since it took ~2weeks for this one

-hoping that that's one paper done :yes:
-dreading returning the SGR B2 project after this
-wishing certain people would get into the office so we could go for tea :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on July 30, 2012, 09:16:24 AM
-Discussing the opening ceremonies with the crew
-Writhing in pain (I'm not sure if I'm getting the stomach flu or I'm about to start my period)
-Halfway listening to lecture about black box testing
-Wondering how I did on the test
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on July 30, 2012, 10:56:10 AM
-Writhing in pain (I'm not sure if I'm getting the stomach flu or I'm about to start my period)

If you are physically writhing in pain... that could be something worse...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on July 30, 2012, 11:16:09 AM
-Writhing in pain (I'm not sure if I'm getting the stomach flu or I'm about to start my period)
If you are physically writhing in pain... that could be something worse...
You know that horrible feeling when you're getting the stomach flu where you get that AWFUL set of stomach cramps, then a few seconds later when you're sweating and panting you're like, "Oh. Okay. They're gone. I'm good." I've had those all morning. They keep coming and going, and I'll have the "I'mgonnadieI'mgonnadieI'MGONNADIE!" moments, but then I'm okay.  We'll see how it all pans out.  :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: tessspoon on July 31, 2012, 05:20:02 PM
Hope you're feeling better Hailey :(

-Waiting for it to be tomorrow:
My mom and I were at the mall today and I found a sapphire ring (I never wanted a diamond/expensive one) that I really love. We put it on hold and when Jacob got back today I asked him what he thought about getting it, and he said yes, so tomorrow we're going to go buy my engagement ring! :D But I have to give it to him, not allowed to wear it yet, not until he officially proposes I guess. :D :D :D :D :D :D
-About to go watch Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
-Wishing people would call me back about jobs :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on July 31, 2012, 05:51:44 PM
Hope you're feeling better Hailey :(

-Wishing people would call me back about jobs :(

I second that! I hope you are okay, Haids  :hug:

I feel your pain on jobs, Tess! It's the most frustrating process I have ever been through. That's great about the ring though :D I'm happy for you.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on July 31, 2012, 08:03:32 PM
Feel better Haids & good luck to you and Kristen both on job hunting.

And that's awesome Tess!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 31, 2012, 10:06:48 PM
-FINALLY going to bed after working on homework after several hours. Started at 8:00 PM, ended at 11:00 PM! Phew...

-Is wondering when the H&GS will be put on Youtube, because I really want to watch/listen to it without getting interrupted by Technical Difficulties six times in a row! And, also I want to hear that sea shanty again.

-Steeling herself for a test tomorrow! Wish me luck!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on July 31, 2012, 10:29:24 PM
Good luck on your exam gal! I don't think the show has been put on Youtube yet. We're working on it; the staff is pretty busy right now. But in the mean time, I have one of the songs from the show uploaded and I think it's the sea shanty you are talking about. It's called Water Angel and can be listened to here: http://soundcloud.com/resurcrats/water-angel-1

*Gears grinding from my Phoenix to do list.
*Hoping this new batch of applications will yield an interview
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on August 01, 2012, 03:33:54 AM
-Waiting for it to be tomorrow:
My mom and I were at the mall today and I found a sapphire ring (I never wanted a diamond/expensive one) that I really love. We put it on hold and when Jacob got back today I asked him what he thought about getting it, and he said yes, so tomorrow we're going to go buy my engagement ring! :D But I have to give it to him, not allowed to wear it yet, not until he officially proposes I guess. :D :D :D :D :D :D
Congratulations. :D I want pictures or at least a description of the sparkly thing. :D

I hope you feel better soon, Hailey.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 01, 2012, 06:34:40 AM
Good luck on your exam gal! I don't think the show has been put on Youtube yet. We're working on it; the staff is pretty busy right now. But in the mean time, I have one of the songs from the show uploaded and I think it's the sea shanty you are talking about. It's called Water Angel and can be listened to here: http://soundcloud.com/resurcrats/water-angel-1

*Gears grinding from my Phoenix to do list.
*Hoping this new batch of applications will yield an interview

Can I get the lyrics to Water Angel please?

Thanks, I think I should be okay! It makes sense you're busy, what with Cognition, EP5 of TSL, and whatever else you have planned after that. If anything at all.

Speaking of Cognition, will that be free too?

You know, after listening to Water Angel several times now, I realize for something so pretty sounding the lyrics are very grim.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on August 01, 2012, 07:17:38 AM
-écoutant en Edith Piaf... parce qu'il n'y a rien meilleur à faire :yes:
-bringing down intensities, etc., the usual modeling business
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: tessspoon on August 01, 2012, 09:18:33 AM
Congratulations. :D I want pictures or at least a description of the sparkly thing. :D
I won't have a pic until it gets back from getting sized, but it's a square sapphire with some diamonds (cubic zirconium) on the sides. All the stones are lab-made, but I never cared about that. And now I'm officially engaged. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on August 01, 2012, 09:25:29 AM
And now I'm officially engaged. :)
SIDOHGWIRGHWNIO37420348910-1389RI34%^&*()!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Many, many congratulations, Tess! !!! It's about time! You two crazy kids have been together at least as long as I've been on the forums, and you've been through too much to not get hitched! Awww, another POS wedding! Let the good times roll! :drinking:

And thank you all for your well wishes. :) I'm feeling a lot better, I have no idea what's been going on with me. I slept for six hours yesterday afternoon when I got hom from school, so something is working itself outta me. You guys are awesome! ;D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 01, 2012, 09:25:48 AM
Congratulations Tess!!!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 01, 2012, 02:26:19 PM
Congratulations!!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on August 01, 2012, 03:48:40 PM
Congratulations Tess :D Happy for y'all! Post pictures when it comes back.

GrahamRocks, we're thinking about making a blog for the Hassan and Graham show to feature all of the content from the show all in one place. So when that goes up and running, I'll gladly post the lyrics on it. I'm more on the Four Winds/TSL/HG Show side of things so I don't know about Cognition. I think the user will have to pay for it, although in what increments I don't know.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 01, 2012, 03:59:37 PM
Didn't see that question, sorry GrahamRocks. No, Cognition will be a commercial product, so you'll have to pay to get it. There'll be a price per episode and then a season pass price--what those are exactly we're working on, but you can take a look at Telltale's earlier episodic games to get an idea (they now only sell season passes).
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 01, 2012, 04:33:45 PM
- Listening to Water Angel. Again. Gosh this is a GREAT song!! I think I want to put this in my KQ5 fanfic somehow (probably when they're out on the sea)! It'd be an awesome tune for Cedric to play on his flute.

- Writing a PM for someone on Bulbagarden Forums who "Pokemonizes" certain stories (if he thinks they can work somehow), and I'm finally sending him a request: with his character, Soren the Pikachu, retell the Story of the King's Lettuce from Watership Down.

You have to pay for Cognition, huh? Darn, I don't have any money in my checking account. This is also keeping me from buying the QFG collection of GoG, which I'm sure Sir Cray is not happy about, and neither am I.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 01, 2012, 09:21:19 PM
Sorry to hear that! For you, not us--it sucks having an empty bank account. But, the game won't be going away or anything, it'll be around for a good long while. :)

Also, you can at least catch a look at it on Saturday at Toegoff's stream! :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on August 02, 2012, 12:27:38 PM
Congratulations. :D I want pictures or at least a description of the sparkly thing. :D
I won't have a pic until it gets back from getting sized, but it's a square sapphire with some diamonds (cubic zirconium) on the sides. All the stones are lab-made, but I never cared about that. And now I'm officially engaged. :)
Congrats! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on August 02, 2012, 01:48:05 PM
-Waiting for the meatballs to finish baking
-All disgruntled that my room has become the Pit of Despair once more. I mean, I clean it all the freaking time, yet somehow that doesn't ever seem to be enough. Why, I ask you?  Whyyyyyyyyyyy?!
-Am suddenly curious: what is the name of "?!"? I remember there being a word for that punctuation mark, but *my mind is drawing a blank...
-Also waiting for my ceramic plate to finish baking. I gotta see if this "write on a ceramic plate with a Sharpie, bake for 30 minutes at 350, and it's permanent!" mumbo-jumbo actually pans out. I'll keep you updated.



*I think this is pure distraction from said messy room. Gah!! I can't think straight while my rug is rumpled, there are dirty clothes draped over my squishy chair, and my dog is busily constructing a new rug by shedding her winter coat. :pokerface:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on August 02, 2012, 02:38:48 PM
-Am suddenly curious: what is the name of "?!"? I remember there being a word for that punctuation mark, but *my mind is drawing a blank...
Interrobang. After having looked this up, I have come to the conclusion that I am way too immature to be allowed on the internet. ::)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on August 02, 2012, 02:40:58 PM
-Am suddenly curious: what is the name of "?!"? I remember there being a word for that punctuation mark, but *my mind is drawing a blank...
Interrobang. After having looked this up, I have come to the conclusion that I am way too immature to be allowed on the internet. ::)
Te hee!  :rofl:

Of course!! Why didn't I think to ask you or Delling, Deloria! Silly Haids. ::)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 02, 2012, 04:55:52 PM
- Listening to a playlist that has both the original music from La Mulana and the recent remake. The remake isn't too bad actually, some are better than others.

- Re-reading all the articles from The Four Winds.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on August 03, 2012, 12:06:44 AM
-Having a really bad drug-hangover. :(
-Coming to the realisation that Delling and Darthkiwi are horrible supervisors and reconsidering trying hallucinogens around them. XD
-Being fairly annoyed with my dream and its obvious characters that were based entirely on myself. :S
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on August 03, 2012, 03:26:57 AM
-Coming to the realisation that Delling and Darthkiwi are horrible supervisors and reconsidering trying hallucinogens around them. XD

I submit that you're really hard to manage at all ever because you just threaten to have us decapitated.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on August 03, 2012, 05:55:56 AM
-Coming to the realisation that Delling and Darthkiwi are horrible supervisors and reconsidering trying hallucinogens around them. XD

I submit that you're really hard to manage at all ever because you just threaten to have us decapitated.
You. And only once. :P On Tintern Day. :P And then I didn't do it because it was Tintern Day and your birthday and Easter.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on August 03, 2012, 07:52:44 AM
-Coming to the realisation that Delling and Darthkiwi are horrible supervisors and reconsidering trying hallucinogens around them. XD

I submit that you're really hard to manage at all ever because you just threaten to have us decapitated.
You. And only once. :P On Tintern Day. :P And then I didn't do it because it was Tintern Day and your birthday and Easter.

I'm pretty sure you threatened to have me put to death in at least one if not both of our recent conversations...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on August 03, 2012, 09:37:14 AM
-Coming to the realisation that Delling and Darthkiwi are horrible supervisors and reconsidering trying hallucinogens around them. XD

I submit that you're really hard to manage at all ever because you just threaten to have us decapitated.
You. And only once. :P On Tintern Day. :P And then I didn't do it because it was Tintern Day and your birthday and Easter.

I'm pretty sure you threatened to have me put to death in at least one if not both of our recent conversations...
I recall no such thing ever taking place. ::)

-Planning with Jamie to have the UK invaded to bring about a resurgence in English nationalism, culture and old language like the USSR did with Lithuania. :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on August 03, 2012, 07:19:57 PM
- trying to remember when the last time I posted here was
- watching the Olympics
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on August 04, 2012, 04:54:25 AM
-About to go out with boyfriend for crêpes, pain au chocolate and baroque ceilings at the Louvre. :D
-Getting dressed. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 05, 2012, 06:38:09 PM
- Is just now noticing that the melody of "Greensleeves" and "What Child Is This?" are the same. Mind=Blown! That is awesome!  :D :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on August 06, 2012, 10:28:26 AM
- Is just now noticing that the melody of "Greensleeves" and "What Child Is This?" are the same.
The first time I remember hearing "What Child is This?" I thought it WAS Greensleeves! :) I sort of discovered that one by accident.

-Dreading stupid math class
-Checking the forum after a few days away. 2 whole pages to catch up on? I'm slacking!
-Swooning over Tessy's dressy.  :lovegoggles:
-Needing to pee. Again. Oh, that reminds me, I gotta refill my water!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on August 06, 2012, 12:54:56 PM
I'm the opposite. When I hear Greensleeves I immediately think of What Child Is This? I know that melody as the latter mostly.

-Forum browsing
-Relaxing
-Feeling better. Therapy appointment tomorrow and interview Thursday.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 06, 2012, 06:11:59 PM
^ As do I, writerlove.

- Listening to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgbawKIUgRs and is picturing a young Graham going on an adventure.

- Just finished watched the newest Atop The Fourth Wall. That ending was creepy! :(

- Don't you just hate it when you suddenly have a great idea for a scene in a certain area, but your characters are already OUT of that are so you can't do it?

The scene idea I had was: Graham and Cedric are taking a rest by one of the oasises, and it's getting late. Graham is about to go to sleep, and Cedric casts the "Night Owl" spell on himself (I still need a rhyme for that!) to keep watch over Graham.

The sun sets, it grows cool in the desert, the moon rises and all is silent for a few moments. Cedric, his eyes ever watchful, is startled by a mournful wail in the darkness. The ghost of "The Wanderer" appears near Cedric, who is scared out of his wits.

Like Colin Farwalker, his spirit had turned into a wraith and was forced to wander the Endless Desert as he did in his final days of life for eternity. What exactly Cedric did for him, I honestly don't know.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 06, 2012, 07:14:48 PM
Sounds like a cool scene! You can always go back and add it :)

I am at a Red Sox game!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 06, 2012, 07:46:12 PM
But... now it won't make any sense in my chapter! The parts in the desert happen around noon, and all they do is walk in the desert (assumedly for a few hours), Cedric gets fed up and asks Graham why they're here, they get chased by the sand monster back towards the cliffs, they climb the cliffs and see the temple, get back down and follow the bandits back to their camp, they fight in the camp, run back to the temple, fight and get chased by the bandits again and run back to the clearing where the Gypsies are.

There really is no time for them to rest at an oasis. Unless you're suggesting that their desert adventure took more than one day...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on August 07, 2012, 05:53:49 AM
-finishing up another core... that'll make it 2 down and 1 to go on this project and then 1 to go on the other project
-more specifically working on HCO+, H13CO+, and CS :yes:
-listening to string quartet renditions of pop songs on youtube
-missing my violin :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 07, 2012, 07:18:24 AM
But... now it won't make any sense in my chapter! The parts in the desert happen around noon, and all they do is walk in the desert (assumedly for a few hours), Cedric gets fed up and asks Graham why they're here, they get chased by the sand monster back towards the cliffs, they climb the cliffs and see the temple, get back down and follow the bandits back to their camp, they fight in the camp, run back to the temple, fight and get chased by the bandits again and run back to the clearing where the Gypsies are.

There really is no time for them to rest at an oasis. Unless you're suggesting that their desert adventure took more than one day...

Well, walking around the desert at noon is generally considered a bad idea, from what I understand. So it could make sense for them to wait until later in the day to go wander around in there. Also that's a whole lot of steps they're going through there, which could easily take several hours and lead into the night.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 09, 2012, 01:05:35 PM
^ actually let me re-phrase that: by the time they'd gotten to the Brigand Camp, it was noon.

- Is slightly annoyed (not sad like last time, just annoyed) at her test score: 62. So close... argh!

- Is wondering if there is any difference between Brigands and Bandits. In my Endless Desert chapter, I switched between both words to describe the desert men.

- How DO you pronounce "vase" anyway?

- Is very proud of herself, as she FINALLY beat King's Quest III redux with a maximum score! That's a first for me, as I missed 3 in I (forgot pebbles, forgot slingshot), and 4 in II (???).

- Hmmm... should I keep playing KQ2+ today, or should I re-download Space Quest: Incinerations onto my desktop? I've already spoiled myself on all three endings for Incinerations, but, I'm looking at them out of context.

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on August 09, 2012, 05:12:26 PM
I think brigands implies more organization and more "brutally beating and murdering" as opposed to general robbery -- maybe that's just me. I don't think I've ever read that anywhere, I just inferred it from the contexts I've seen them used in.

-singing along to Mandy Moore because I'm home alone and therefore only the neighbors can complain -- and I have to listen to their little girls play outside so that seems fair to me.
-trying to figure out which of the frivolous projects I've decided to pick up I want to drop or hold of until later on because I've found I don't have enough time in the day to do ALL of these things.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 09, 2012, 07:33:10 PM
- I have a TSL question: in episode 3, when you meet the Morrigan, I read on the TSL Walkthough site that there is a death sequence for her. I'm wondering how to trigger it as I like watching all the deaths. No, i'm not talking about the banshee, as I already know how to trigger that one- do nothing.

- Is wondering when the TSL walkthrough site death pictures will be fixed. Only a couple of them work, and others just bring me a red X, which is a nice reference to 5 (whenever you clicked on something you can't interact with) but still annoying as the pictures are very small.

- http://highfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/File:359px-Grahamarmor.jpg I think this picture is creepy. His eyes are glowing red like he's turned evil!

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 10, 2012, 08:36:37 AM
You've reminded me that I like working with iTunes on more than not having it on. Thanks!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 10, 2012, 08:38:54 AM
...Huh? What are you thanking me for?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on August 10, 2012, 09:50:43 AM
What only evil people can have red eyes now? Cyclops from the X-Men isn't evil! That's.... eyes-ist! :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 10, 2012, 11:09:18 AM
But... he's never had red glowing eyes before! They've always been blue or brown. Why are they red here?

Unless it's like Meta Knight's mask.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on August 10, 2012, 11:48:12 AM
Because whoever drew that box art wanted them to be. Clearly. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 10, 2012, 07:27:27 PM
- Listening to Overthere Shrine from Super Paper Mario.

- Reading an AWESOME Paper Mario fanfiction called "Paper Mario: The Temple of the Sun". Again.

- Is happy that she rose up in forum rank. I'm a princess now! I'm a Royal Heir!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on August 11, 2012, 09:59:33 AM
-Trying to shake off my bad day yesterday so I can get stuff done
-Listening to my iTunes
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 11, 2012, 03:53:18 PM
- Is thinking about Toegoff's stream (I only watched for Cognition, then turned it off), and, since my internet kept dying on me, I missed some things. Mainly, what happened to
Scott
in the "good ending"? according to the chat I was reading,
Scott died in the "good" ending as well as the "Bad" ending. I'm a bit confused about this, since the bad ending makes sense: you fail to stop the timer and the trap springs itself on Scott and he dies near instantly. But, what happened in the good ending where he died? Did the trap go off anyway? or did something else happen?

- Just finished watching Enchantermon's LP of King's Quest 7. *smiles* I think you have a new subscriber, Enchantermon. I really enjoyed it! You're very informative, not too softspoken, and you have some funny moments as well.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 12, 2012, 08:35:03 AM
Spoilers!

We're working on making it more clear, but Scott was also considerably injured already--in the cutscene of him being dragged into the tomb, he's pretty bloodied up. In the "good" ending, you defuse the trap and get him out and back upstairs, and he dies in Erica's arms there from the wounds he's already endured. But he doesn't die in the trap, at least.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 12, 2012, 01:18:10 PM
Awww! :( That makes me sad! but, atleast it gives Erica a great motivation for why she's funting this particular killer- It's Personal!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 12, 2012, 02:37:56 PM
Indeed it is :)

it's also something we've mentioned in just about every summary or blurb about the game, so it's not *really* a spoiler, but how it comes about is.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on August 13, 2012, 05:37:14 AM
-freaking out internally about talking to someone about how they periodically freak out XD XD ::) O universe, you are so messed up. XD

-snickering at that

-running some models for the last G333 core... in a different version of MOLLIE... it takes so much longer :(

-wondering where my adviser is and if he'd send me his work on this core (or just tell me to go ahead without it... dunno)

-listening to stuff on youtube
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 13, 2012, 07:34:33 AM
-freaking out internally about talking to someone about how they periodically freak out XD XD ::) O universe, you are so messed up. XD

Oh, I've been there! Have fun :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on August 13, 2012, 11:05:10 AM
- Is happy that she rose up in forum rank. I'm a princess now! I'm a Royal Heir!  ;D ;D
All hail Princess Lork! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on August 13, 2012, 12:37:08 PM
- Is happy that she rose up in forum rank. I'm a princess now! I'm a Royal Heir!  ;D ;D
All hail Princess Lork! :D
If she revives my thread, I'll totally give her a title. :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 13, 2012, 04:24:26 PM
Uh, what's the title of your thread? I can't find anything with your name in the title.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on August 13, 2012, 04:26:39 PM
-freaking out internally about talking to someone about how they periodically freak out XD XD ::) O universe, you are so messed up. XD

Oh, I've been there! Have fun :P

It was relatively uneventful... so, in recapping that one time that it seemed most obvious that said person freaked out to yet another person who has panic attacks, she was like "yeah, no, that's worrisome"; in discussing it with said person, he was just like "I don't recall having a panic attack at that time </deadpan>". I suppose if something did happen, he just didn't want to discuss it with me ??? but apparently, I/we managed to touch on some other issue which is kind of sort of now being discussed. άγνωρω, o veniversum, clare. ::)

(Posted on: August 13, 2012, 11:25:19 PM)


Uh, what's the title of your thread? I can't find anything with your name in the title.

Deloria's Court, on page 2 of the Asylum. :) Now, get in there and get your title!! ;P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 15, 2012, 09:03:03 PM
- Still wondering about that Morrigan death, and TSL walkthrough site.

- Preparing for Final Exam tomorrow! Wish me luck!

- Writing again!

- Well, i finished Watership Down today! :) It was a great book, I can tell you that. Has anyone here read Tales of Watership Down? is that any good?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: tessspoon on August 15, 2012, 09:52:02 PM
- Well, i finished Watership Down today! :) It was a great book, I can tell you that. Has anyone here read Tales of Watership Down? is that any good?
I read it a long time ago. From what I remember, I enjoyed it, but it's not nearly as good as the first.

Good luck!

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on August 17, 2012, 03:24:43 PM
I'm not doing anything. What makes you think I'm doing something? Why are you always asking me what I'm doing? Why are you all so suspicious of me?

Nothing. :sweating:
 :evil:
 :devil:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 17, 2012, 03:37:32 PM
*grumble, grumble* Still didn't get the maximum score in KQ2+. I keep missing 4 points somehow. Where can I find a point list? I thought I got everything.

Still, nevertheless, it's a beautiful game! :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on August 17, 2012, 08:20:26 PM
-Trying to cheer myself up from the latest let down in the job department.
-Working on Four Winds
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 18, 2012, 02:56:17 PM
- Playing Pokemon FireRed. Going for another "Themed" Run, and got rid of my Starter for a challenge. This theme is... Sierra games! i know for sure, I want Raticate (Thief, Quest For Glory) which I have as a Rattata rght now, Growlithe (Sonny Bonds, Police Quest), Ekans (King's Quest?)... uhhh... what should I get for: Gabriel Knight, Laura Bow, and Space Quest? and possibly the Conquests series?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on August 19, 2012, 12:27:18 PM
-Doing research and realising I qualify for euthanasia organisations and feeling unbelievably apathetic and drugged and high and in agony. :(
-Trying to do Greek vocab.
-Fighting a drug headache. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on August 20, 2012, 08:35:15 AM
-wishing I were playing my violin
-wishing I were spending more time with my languages
-wondering dubiously if someone will go to something (real direct, Delling... hey, I'm a Norse god that isn't about war... if you want direct, you have plenty of options ::) )
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 20, 2012, 08:47:06 AM
- Listening to this new Taylor Swift song which is seriously terrible. I realize Swift isn't exactly a paragon of musical revolution and highbrow composition, but I've enjoyed a handful of her works as the fun, light, and almost nostalgic wa (hey, I remember being a teenager in love and it was all omg), but at some point her songs really do need to grow up and graduate from high school already. Right now, they're kind of sounding like sixth-year seniors.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 20, 2012, 10:42:53 AM
- Watching/Listening to Chuggaaconroy's Lets Plays.

- Is feeling surprisingly impressed with her Farfetch'd called CH'DING in FireRed (although, in my mind, I call him "Roger" to reference Space Quest) as he's pretty good so far. 
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on August 20, 2012, 10:52:44 PM
-Feeling too many things at once. As usual.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 21, 2012, 03:56:22 PM
You know... after watching Spoony's Ultima Retrospective atleast twice, I've realized something.

If it came down either playing Mask of Eternity or Ultima IX... I'd rather play Mask of Eternity now. Atleast Connor is going on a noble quest that makes sense (albeit leaving a trail of blood in his wake), and actually seems intelligent (from what I've seen from Nidoking's Lets Play) and wants to actually help save his home and friends.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on August 22, 2012, 08:51:15 AM
-having magically gotten MOLLIE to work again
-declaring myself done for the day
-waiting for it to be tea time :D (15 minutes)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 22, 2012, 12:32:44 PM
- Watching some of Spoony's stuff.

- Doing laundry.

- Is thinking of doing a themed run for Leafgreen with the theme being people from Phoenix Online forums! I was originally going to do ThatGuyWithTheGlasses but I like too many people there to decide on a team. Then again, I like a lot of people here too!

Does anyone here have a favorite Kanto Pokemon?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 22, 2012, 12:45:24 PM
So this may be a can of worms, but I'm curious, GrahamRocks!--do you have particular thoughts on Spoony's departure from TGWTG?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on August 22, 2012, 01:13:34 PM
(My favorite Kanto Pokemon is Dragonair. XD)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 22, 2012, 01:37:46 PM
So this may be a can of worms, but I'm curious, GrahamRocks!--do you have particular thoughts on Spoony's departure from TGWTG?
Well, while I am sad that he left, I can understand why he decided to leave. It seems that most of his fans admit that they don't watch TGWTG much anyway, and say he's better off without them because they're apparently horrible people.

I am not one of those people.

If he wants to leave, let 'im leave and take a break. Besides, it's not like he can't see anyone from that site ever again, or do crossovers with them. It's not like he's forbidden to return, they just won't post his videos on the site anymore. As for the controversy concerning him and Lupa? I never believed it anyway.

Luckily, they all seem to be taking it pretty well and things seem to have calmed down. Spoony even said that he's proud to work alongside these people for To Boldly Flee despite all this.

Me, I personally like both Spoony and the majority of TGWTG equally. Speaking of To Boldly Flee, I'm excited for that!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 22, 2012, 03:46:54 PM
Glad to hear you are a sane-minded person about it!

I found ThatGuy via Spoony's videos, but I watch the TGWTG stuff more than his at this point. I hadn't been loving Spoony's most recent videos before the split, admittedly, but I've never played Ultimata, so there's that. But yes, I'm glad to see things seem to have calmed down on both sides. Though it really did seem to me that Spoony made some inappropriate comments and sure went out with a twitter rage quit to be sure. I'm not saying I'll never watch Spoony's stuff again, but there's that & it just hasn't been on media I know/enjoy/love to hate lately.

I am also looking forward to To Boldly Flee!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 22, 2012, 04:23:32 PM
It's Ultima, not Ultimata. And that series Retrospective has been going on for awhile, and you're just now noticing it?

Anyone else watch Counter Monkey? the Tandem's Last Ride one is awesome!

Yes, Katie, I am one of the very rare breeds of fan: the Sane Fan.

Speaking of fans, I gotta ask two questions:

1. What is everyone complaining about Mass Effect 3's ending/s?

2. I'm reading about the endings without context, so, does your comrades being "synthesized" a good thing? I suspect so, but I never played the games.

In case you're wondering who I follow on TGWTG (Spoony aside): Paw, PushingUpRoses, Nostalgia Critic, Linkara (my favorite!) Phelous, Film Brain (don't see why he gets so much hate), Obscurus Lupa, Oancitizen, Blockbuster Buster.

Say, I'm watching the 200th episode AT4W and it's bothering me that I can't find out what that muic is at the beginning (when Linkara ays the line, "I am so lost!")

Need more forum Pokemon, please! I have Dragonair. Starting Leafgreen, picking girl as usual, name is Lork and rival is Delling.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 22, 2012, 09:44:02 PM
Oops. I know that--that was a typo on my part, re: Ultima!

It has been--and thus for a while now I've not been terribly interested in the videos. :) Before the Ultima 9 one I did more or less miss them or just didn't pay attention, and I think maybe they were mixed in with other videos as well, rather than being the only thing going up.

1. Haven't played it yet. No spoilers please!

On TGWTG, I follow the Nostalgia Critic, NChick (& Maven), Paw, Blockbuster Buster (moreso when he does reviews than his 'storyline' stuff), Lupa, & Phelous. Though I don't watch all the videos they all put out, either. I've enjoyed Linkara's Power Rangers videos, and find the whole franchise weirdly intriguing having never quite been a follower of the show.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on August 23, 2012, 04:08:27 AM
-suddenly wanting to do this:
twitter rage quit
...not sure what I could quit...

-working... on things...

-listening to music on youtube...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 23, 2012, 04:10:39 AM
So... you watch HoPR, but not Atop The Fourth Wall? Not a big 'storyline' person?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 23, 2012, 07:56:20 AM
I haven't really figured out what Atop the 4th Wall is about, exactly. It seems to be about comics and as I don't read too many, I'd skipped it. But maybe I'm completely off, so...what's AT4W about? :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on August 23, 2012, 08:36:44 AM
Yes, Katie, I am one of the very rare breeds of fan: the Sane Fan.
Me, too! Although it could just be that I'm not passionate enough about anything to be insane about it. :P I do try to see situations/issues from multiple perspectives, though.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 23, 2012, 10:57:33 AM
I haven't really figured out what Atop the 4th Wall is about, exactly. It seems to be about comics and as I don't read too many, I'd skipped it. But maybe I'm completely off, so...what's AT4W about? :)

You're correct, Katie! It's a comic review show. But he doesn't review good comics (once in a blue moon he'll do it, The Electric Tale of Pikachu and the Blue Beetle comics for instance), he reviews BAD comics! Jerry Brodsky, Joe Quesada, Frank Miller, Rob Liefeld... all of them have had books that were burned on his show.

The show Atop The Fourth Wall is always hosted by the nerdy guy in a trilby hat from Minnesota, Lewis Lovhaug, AKA Linkara. Linkara loves Buffy/Angel, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Silent Hill, Pokemon, Transformers and, of course, Power Rangers.

The show has been around (videos wise) since 2008, but just started out as a regular text blog where he reviewed various comics. One day, he decided to have a three part review for Smoke and Mirrors (a Spiderman comic), two of which are text and the last is a video. His readers loved his little experiment, and he'd soon joined up on TGWTG to great success.

Over the course of over 200 videos over 4 years, he's also had a few story arcs (His Heart is Steel, The Other Insano, Linkara Lost, A Story of Magic, All That He Sees He Conquers, A Piece of The World is Missing, His Blue Soul and now Guns and Sorcery) which tie in to what comics he's reviewing and show off his great writing skills and acting. He frequently collaborates with Spoony, and it was Linkara who introduced Doctor Insano to the world and revived and cloned Spoony after his house exploded (which didn't end well for the original Spoony as he'd got turned into a Black Lantern).

Linkara also has a few characters of his own (heroes and villains), some of them being played by himself, and some played by others (such as friends, family, and his former girlfriend Iron Liz). I would list off the characters... but there is a LOT of them!

All in all, even if you don't read comics, this is still a great show nonetheless.

Want to find out more?  http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall?from=Main.AtopTheFourthWall and http://thatguywiththeglasses.wikia.com/wiki/Atop_the_Fourth_Wall and if you want to know which of the episodes of Atop The Fourth Wall are story arc related, go here: http://at4wplotguide.tumblr.com/ and here is the actual link (heh heh) to Linkara's blog:  http://atopfourthwall.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 23, 2012, 11:11:32 AM
Well hey! That is a lot of info I did not know indeed. :) Thanks!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 23, 2012, 12:44:09 PM
You're welcome! What DID you know beforehand though?

- Is reconsidering her Leafgreen run and thinking of going back her original plan of TGWTG themed run, as nobody is replying aside from Rosella. I know I'm going to get Bulbasaur (Linkara's favorite) and Lapras (representing Paw, because both Lapras and Paw love music), so what else could reprensent the others I like?

EDIT: Actually... how does this sound?:

Bulbasaur (Linkara, since it' his favorite)

Pikachu/Raichu (Paw, since he has a rock band and Electric types are used by Rocker Trainers. Plus, picture a Pikachu with those headphones and glasses, it's ADORABLE! :D )

either Porygon or Slowpoke/Slowbro (Phelous, referencing his original style of being slow and monotone in his voice)

Cubone/Marowak (Blockbuster Buster, since the Marowak Emerald sprite shows it swinging his club down like a hammer like BB's Luciele)

Mankey/Primeape (Nostalgia Critic, with how angry he gets to the point of screaming)

and either Ponyta/Rapidash or Caterpie (Obscurus Lupa, because of her red hair [which she's actually blonde, hense the yellow/orange fire] or PushingUpRoses [because they polinate flowers, and I'm sure they'll do it to a rose! Plus, they're adorable!])
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 23, 2012, 06:46:17 PM
That he did HOPR :) Also, To Boldly Flee is up! Part one at least.

I'm not really sure what a Leafgreen run is, so....I don't know what to say about that.

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 23, 2012, 07:12:29 PM
Well, nevermind. I chose Caterpie anyway. Her name is Roses!

Just got done with TBF part 1. Man, this is intense!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on August 24, 2012, 06:50:12 AM
- Listening to this new Taylor Swift song which is seriously terrible. I realize Swift isn't exactly a paragon of musical revolution and highbrow composition, but I've enjoyed a handful of her works as the fun, light, and almost nostalgic wa (hey, I remember being a teenager in love and it was all omg), but at some point her songs really do need to grow up and graduate from high school already. Right now, they're kind of sounding like sixth-year seniors.
The one redeeming feature of the song is that it includes the word "space".
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 27, 2012, 12:17:07 PM
Restarting Leafgreen again. Decided to go with Lapras after all.

~Several Hours Later~

*headdesk* I think I'm in an unwinnable situation. See I'm at Cerulean City, about to head to the next town... and I forgot to get the Cut HM, which I need!

(Posted on: August 24, 2012, 11:38:33 AM)


-Starting my third semester today! Yay!

-Writing more chapters to pass the time until my next class starts. Looks like both chapter threes of QFG:SYWTBAH and KQ5:AMTHGY! are going to be about the same length. Great... this means I have to double-post again.

- Feeling bummed that the class I'd really been looking forward to, the Game Design class, isn't starting until next Friday. I got all excited for nothing!

- Is wondering where everybody is! This place has been pretty much completely silent for the past week!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on August 30, 2012, 05:13:44 PM
-Posting on here for the first time in a while it feels like
-Making dinner
-Learning how to balance teaching full time and how to work on TSL at the same time
-Cuddling my puppies!
-Texting my sister
-Working on lesson plans.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on August 31, 2012, 04:59:28 AM
-This was a triumph...
-I just don't even
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 31, 2012, 09:11:22 AM
-This was a triumph...
-I just don't even
Did you have a huge success recently? Congratulations!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on August 31, 2012, 12:16:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI

The takeaway message is "still alive". :P I was hospitalised for an overdose.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on August 31, 2012, 12:24:18 PM
 :( Oh dear. I hope you're okay, Deloria.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 31, 2012, 01:03:05 PM
:hug:

- writing chapter six of KQ5, finally getting progress! :)

- checking The Four Winds... and is suddenly very confused. Yesterday, I saw the next article involving the next entry in the "Tanalore Arc" and enjoyed it, wondering about the next riddle. Now, it seems to have disappeared and gone back to having Derek's newest article at the top page! What gives?!

- till miffed that I can't seem to figure out why I can only get 181 out 185 points on AGDI King's Quest 2. I looked at a couple walkthroughs, they said "give paper to man" meaning the flier, which I didn't know about. But, when I give the merchant the flier, it doesn't give me points at all! And yes, I tried both before giving him the pearl and after, still nothing. What am I missing?! This has bugged me ever since I first played it.

Does anyone know a good Lets Play/Walkthrough that actually show the person getting all 185 points? Don't send me Paw's videos (funny and awesome as he is) because he didn't get full points either.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on September 01, 2012, 05:17:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI

The takeaway message is "still alive". :P I was hospitalised for an overdose.
I worry about you, Deloria. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on September 01, 2012, 06:29:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI

The takeaway message is "still alive". :P I was hospitalised for an overdose.
I worry about you, Deloria. :(

So do I. I don't really know what else to say, I know you're going through some tough stuff. So..if nothing else, please know we worry and care about you and hope you're doing better.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on September 01, 2012, 10:55:45 PM
If you ever need anything, just let me know :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on September 02, 2012, 11:11:15 AM
-vient d'avoir rentre a mon apartment
-vient de commencer regarder Dr. Who

-having been talking to Deloria, but she seems to have gone silent :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on September 02, 2012, 02:36:42 PM
-thinking I have a cold on top of what's left of my flare up. I had been doing so well. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 02, 2012, 03:06:08 PM
:hug: Queene Deloria and Sir Cray.

And it's not like I'm doing much better due to family problems...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on September 03, 2012, 08:03:27 AM
Having been attempting to be amusing the Queene. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 03, 2012, 10:23:40 AM
- Expanding my Sierra Lore by watching a Lets Play of Police Quest 1 by Dilandau 3000. Actually, I'm considering subscribing to him, because, like Enchantermon and Chuggaaconroy he's informative, and funny at times as well.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on September 03, 2012, 11:47:55 AM
I've enjoyed some of his LPs as well. :) I watched his SQ ones and The Longest Journey: Dreamfall.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on September 05, 2012, 02:44:51 AM
-waiting for the results of something stupid I did... ::) de temps en temps, je me deteste :-\
-running models in MOLLIE... I have kind of made sense of the jibberish sorta...
-was playing on the public chess board in the office for a bit...
-back to running models and posting this
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 05, 2012, 11:57:43 AM
-Waiting for my Yoga class to start.

-Is feeling proud of herself, as she did a good deed today in computer class: she helped the lady next to her figure out her Microsoft Word assignment, as she'd never worked the program before.

-Is happy that her friend, Cassie, FINALLY got to see more of TSL than just the intro! I'll meet her again on Hassan's dock on Monday. She likes your game so far, guys!

-Is wondering when she's going to get a reply to her latest chapter of KQ5. Sir Cray? Delling? Where are you?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on September 06, 2012, 04:05:02 AM
-Is wondering when she's going to get a reply to her latest chapter of KQ5. Sir Cray? Delling? Where are you?

Really busy with the start of the new academic year and doing stupid things and being back in TKD and Capoeira... I'll try to get to it by the weekend. :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 06, 2012, 12:06:41 PM
Okay, at least you have an excuse Delling. What about you, Sir Cray? Heck, I'm kinda surprised Katie hasn't replied on it yet, as she was the one who encouraged me to actually get started on the story in the first place.

-Watching more of Dilandau's stuff, now on Police Quest 3 more than half way through. Poor Sonny... like Graham, he never seems to catch a break when it comes to having fate screw with him every which way. uch i the fate of a Sierra Hero, I suppose.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on September 06, 2012, 01:06:44 PM
Katie would love to and still encourages the writing, but alas, has only so much time in the day right now and pretty much all of it is spoken for! :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 06, 2012, 01:24:56 PM
Ah, I see. Why are you talking in third person?

-Still watching Dilandau.

-Is slightly annoyed at a Youtube user who replied to a comment I made on a video. The video was this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8DFwIVYn9Q

The conversation went like this:

Me: (This comment has received too many negative votes) [ ?! Is my theory THAT bad?! Color me confused and bummed...]


You know... with these lyrics, I can't help thinking about something. These lyrics could not ONLY be talking of Erana watching over our Hero, but also our lord Jesus Christ watching over us too!
 
The lines of "You feel alone/ have you been lost" enc sounds like a person without faith, wondering what to do with their life.
 
"If you wander far/ I'll wait for you" enc sounds like God always being there for you even after you turn your back on Him. And "there is a place" enc sounds like heaven, no?

ThePoaxBase: Sounds gay.

Me: Hmph! How so?

ThePoaxBase: The way you put it its just so damn gay. It's just so strange.

Me: You know, you could have worded that a bit nicer. Just sayin'. And, before you shoot back another insult at me (possibly calling me something like "You're childish!"), remember why we're here: to listen to a beautiful rendition of a beautiful song from a beautiful game, not to have petty squabbling. I do not wish to argue with you, so... just listen, will you?

ThePoaxBase: Yeah, I would just like to point out, that it's not very good to begin with. It was pathetic, Only four year olds and people with poetry deficiency like it. I am here for you, although I can't imagine what you are here for.

Me: Are you talking about the music or my original comment? If it's the latter okay so you don't like it. Just ignore me then and leave me be. If it's the former... then why are you even here then?! I'm here to listen to this song.

Am I overreacting or have I just been beset by an annoying troll? or is my theory just not all that good? If it is, he could have just said "I don't like that theory. It doesn't make sense." instead of calling me something insulting. *sigh*
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on September 06, 2012, 03:17:59 PM
 
Ah, I see. Why are you talking in third person?

Beats me :)

And you've just met an irritating troll. Anyone whose reply is essentially "Thats so gay" is a waste of time.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 06, 2012, 03:30:35 PM
*grumble, grumble* Where's a goat or a cart when you need one? *sigh*

How ironic that the Weekly Advice on The Four Winds is a haiku about trolls.

am I the only one who thinks the "game over" music for Police Quest 2 sounds like the opening notes to KQ4's main theme?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on September 08, 2012, 07:41:56 PM
*Hoping people like the pick up lines. Mixed reviews as far as that goes.
*Watching my college's football team on TV
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 09, 2012, 02:31:52 PM
*slow blink* Guys... I think I've just made peace with a troll. Wow! Erana's Peace really DOES heal!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on September 13, 2012, 12:56:24 PM
-itching my nose
-wiggling my big toe on my right foot
-blinking

I'm so busy right at this moment you guys. I dunno how I do it.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 14, 2012, 10:00:20 PM
D'aww Sir Cray, you're so awesome!  :)

- Is happy that her Game Design class FINALLY started today! I had lots of fun!

- Still calming down after To Boldly Flee's finale last night. That was awesome!! I can't wait to discuss it with my friend Caitlyn (if she ever gets into Yahoo! Chat again...) since... well...

Let me explain:

For the past two years we've been working on a series of stories together. Fanfiction, to be exact. Fanfiction based on a series most of you have either never heard of, or if you have, it has been years since you've seen it: The Brave Little Toaster.

To make a long explanation short (too late!), these stories retell the the BLT trilogy... with the characters as humans instead of appliances. But, they aren't ordinary humans, oh no! They, along with about 80%-90% of the population of this alternate Earth, have superpowers.

Although they have these powers, they do not consider themselves superheroes, but just ordinary Joes. When they do use their powers, they try to use them subtly, lest their fears of being persued by the government come true and they'll be hunted down and killed. Interestingly enough, in an alternate universe in story 3, Adventure of Courage, they meet their alternate universe counterparts... who were being hunted by their government because of their powers, who had escaped their universe and had came into the "Journey of Hope" universe and built a settlement on Mars! But, eventually, there was an incident in our "Journey of Hope" universe where they had to make a choice: either reveal their powers to the world and risk being pursued by the government, or die along with the rest of everyone else on this planet due to Lavos attacking their world. They choose the former (with not just our protagonists fighting, but literally EVERY PERSON WHO HAD SUPERPOWERS WHO COULD GET THERE TO THEIR TOWN OF GROUNDLING!) and, intead of being hunted, they are commended and accepted nicely.

Thomas Garrett Oliver (called Tom by his friends and family, named after Deanna Oliver the voice actor for Toaster), being based around Toaster, has the powers of Heat/Fire and helps run a family owned bakery alongside his dad Terence Oliver. In the fifth story, Explorers of Friendship, he is turned into a Flareon. Has a crippling fear of Water since he can't swim all that well.

Lucas Eugene-Flynn Stack (called Luke by friends and family, named after Timothy Stack the voice actor for Lampy and Caitlyn's favorite character!), being based on Lampy has the powers of Light (illumination), Laser Beams (can shoot out of his eyes after being struck by lightning), Lightning (also from lightning incident) and later on Super Speed. Is an electrician, and part-time inventor. Thanks to him, and a couple other brainiacs of the boarding house they live in, they were able to build a working device that can travel through time and different dimensions. In EOF, he gets turned into a Raichu. Is ironically afraid of the dark.

Randall Frederick Lovitz (called Randy by friends and family, except for his new wife Lilly who calls him "Bugger" as an affectionate nickname. Read on to see why. Named after, guess. Jon Lovitz. Seeing a pattern here? My personal favorite character! Which I find ironic, because I'm very mean to him in these stories), being based on Radio has the powers of Soundwaves. Has what we call "a personal little radio tower in his head" which is amplified by his hat (which has a radio dial on it that really works!) and his prosthetic left arm that allows him to hear radiowaves in his head and give directions. Unfortunately he has a terrible sense of direction. If he asks you to make him your navigator, say no. He is a morning radio host, who is always on air at 6 AM sharp to the annoyance of Luke. His adopted son, Jon, is apparently even worse than him! In EOF, is turned into a Kricketune (not only because he has sound powers and Bug types usually have thoe, but also because Randy has a switchblade knife on him and know hoe to ue it. If you look at Kricketune's design, it has scythes instead of hands.) Has a fear of losing his hearing ever since he served in 'Nam for three terrible years before quitting the Army. Has Irish ancestry, and is very proud of it. For 38 years he mourned the loss of his wife, Rosetta, who died in car crash when he was 26 ending a short but wonderful 4 year marriage. It wasn't until he and his friends were sucked into the Pokemon world that he finally let Rosetta go, finding love in a Clefable named Lilly.

Keith Thurl Ravenscroft (called Kirby by friends. Do I even need to explain this one? You oughta know who he's named after!) being based on Kirby has the powers of Wind, and eventually Flight as well. Being part of a barbershop quartet in his teenage years, he has a very good bass singing voice. Unfortunately, the troupe broke up several years ago, and Kirby, not wanting to talk about it, doesn't let his singing voice shine very often. Is a professional carpet cleaner. In EOF, he ends up as a Pidgeot (and, anyone who has watched the anime, know that Pidgeot has a very high pitched voice, and mixed in with Kirby's very deep voice... yeah...)  Has claustrophobia (fear of small tight spaces) and a slight fear of heights.

William Day (called Billy by friends and family. Named after Timothy E. Day, the original voice actor for Blankey) is the youngest member of the original "Groundling Gang" being only 7 when we first meet him, and is Tom's adopted son. Being based on Blankey, he has an unusual power thanks to the yellow blanket he always has with him. How can a piece of cloth be useful you ask? because with that blanket (or pretty much any cloth, but he prefers his "Blankey") he has the power of... Imagination. Even as an adult, he has a very active imagination and is able to morph cloth into anything inanimate he can think of, provided he has it on him which is almost never a problem. Now, you might be asking, "Hey, how can he still have that blanket with him as an adult and not be laughed at?" well, thanks to his powers, he can change its size to make it look like a cape or a hanky or a scarf or anything that makes sense. Is a childrens literature teacher as an adult, since in order to picture things in the books, you have to have imaaaginaaation, right? In EOF, is turned into a shiny Ivysaur (Why? Well, what is cloth usually made from? plant fibers! as for shiny part, it' because he's a blonde). Has a fear of being left alone for long periods of time.

And that's just the original five protagonists! In each story, we keep introducing more and more characters, until I believe by the end of EOF we have over 30 living in the boarding house alone!

We've been working on six in this series-

Journey of Hope (based on original The Brave Little Toaster)

Rescue of Faith (based on second movie)

Adventure of Courage (based on third)

Light of Time. Based around Chrono Trigger, has the descendants of Luke (Timmy Stack, has the power of Lightning. Is that universe' "Crono") and Tom (Deanna, who has Psychic powers and also learns Fire owers which make her daddy very happy! Is that universe' "Lucca") as two of our heroes on a quest to recover their memories and save not only Guardia, but their own home universe as well from a cosmic threat. Considers Chrono Cross noncanon. The Doctor (from the third story who had a much more minor appearance there, has Healing powers and can shoot stuff out of his cybernetic arms. Is that universe' "Robo") from the base on Mars also survives the destruction of Timmy and Deannas universe, ending up in 2300 AD. Alongside The Doctor, is Harvey Wittgenstein (the human counterpart of the supercomputer from the second film, has incredible thinking skills even in his old age and gets Psychic powers when turned into an Alakazam. Is that universe' "Gaspar") who ends up first in 12,000 AD and makes a new life as the Guru of Time. After Lavos is summoned, he gets sent to the End of Time, and since he quite literally has all the time in the world to remember things, he gets his memories of the "JoH" universe back steadily until he recalls everything that happened.

Explorers of Friendship. Based around both Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Red/Blue Rescue Team and Explorers of Time/Darkness, with the elements of Sky either being either mixed in in places or just being put in post-Dialga. Has an altered timeline where the incident in Hoenn with Groudon, Kyogre and Rayquaza taking place in the fifties, and the incident with Dialga, Palkia and Giratina taking place later with the different regions being destroyed and reformed into the Mystery Dungeon world by the time our heroes are summoned there. The scenes in Emerald are important for one of our characters, Harold, who was sent there as a child long ago. In fact, remember the Grovyle who is your partner in the future? He was Harold's (or "Slick" as his Grovyle called him) Starter Pokemon back then, before they got seperated at the Pokemon League Championship in 1960. Some minor characters such as Teresa (Tom's wife), Lorraine (Luke's wife),  and Theodore (aka TV, an old friend of the boarding houe family)

and lastly, Knights of Lasseteria. Based around TGWTG' two anniversary films Kickassia and Suburban Knights. To Boldly Flee wasn't out at the time obviously, so I'm not sure if we'll do that yet. Takes place in yet another alternate universe, with our heroes being that universe' TGWTG internet reviewers. For example, Tom is The Nostalgia Critic. Randy is Linkara. Luke is Spoony. Billy is Film Brian, with the explanation that for his british accent in his videos is that he's taking college terms there and just tries to pull off a convincing enough accent for his reviews and switches back to his regular voice for vlogs and such. Kirby is Handsome Tom. And so on... this story is combining the plots of Kickassia and the Invasion of Molossia also tying into the map leading to where Malachite's Hand is which is there in Molossia. Terence, this universe' Ma-Ti, is feeling left out and rejected after Tom tells him straight up "No. You can't come with us." and tries everything he can think of in order to get into either group, eventually showing up at the end to stop Malachite (played by Jack, who in the Pokemon universe is a gentlemanly Umbreon who becomes attracted to Deanna who is an Espeon) by dressing up as Luigi and fighting Malachite one on one to Tom's horror. Sadly, just like Ma-Ti, Terence doesn't survive this battle and he dies in his son's arms. Considering what happens in To Boldly Flee, Terence must be pretty miffed at how he was treated by Tom last year.

To Boldy Flee... I'm not sure how we're going to do that one, if we ever get to it. Mostly what concerns me i the last part, with the ending and NCs sacrifice. When Doctor Insano say that they have their own reality with "crazy as the new normal!", I got to thinkin' about how this could work in the "Knights of Lasseteria" universe.

Either, the Plot Hole affects EVERY universe instead of just theirs, and NC/Tom becomes one with the Plot Hole, it becomes like Crisis on Infinite Earths where all the various universes we've introduced so far (the "Journey of Hope" universe, the universe where we first meet our protagonists. The "Ruined World" universe, where the Mars inhabitants came from, which is slowly recovering from the lack of supers and becoming more peaceful every year. The "Millennial" universe, the world of LoT's version of Chrono Trigger. The "Satoshi" universe, which is an alternate timeline version of the Pokemon world. The "Vyce" universe, where everyone is backwards and our protagonists are now villains with the opposite of their original powers. The "Appliances" universe where the films take place. And, the "Knights of Lasseteria" universe, where we are now.) end up becoming one universe, with the planet changing geographically to have several new continents (The Kingdom of Guardia from the "Millennial" universe for instance) on it.

This raises a few concerns though.

1. Since the "KoL" Tom fused with the Plot Hole, what happens to the other alternate universe Toms? do they disappear too? Then again, the "RW" Tom is dead, and yet the "JoH" Tom is fine there although completely ahamed at what he's done.

2. This fusion of worlds would retcon the ending of "LoT", in which it's been 20 years (the attack was in 1999, so it's 2019) since the Lavos Attack in the "JoH" universe. Timmy, now 23, has been working with his father to build a stablized time machine/dimension hopper (since the one he knows still exists is in Guardia. He saw another one, but it had been broken up and made into a missile and then got destroyed) to see the Kingdom of Guardia again and marry Sophia (that universe' "Marle") if she'll still have him. Even if she won't he'll serve under her as a loyal knight if he has to. The Epoch Mark II is completed, Luke and Timmy return to Guardia, and Sophia is still in love with Timmy and they marry. Timmy tell his dad that he's staying in the Kingdom, but they'll figure out a way to keep in touch if ever possible. This does happen, thanks to Luke remembering their Rescue Badges and also asking Harold if he can borrow his new XTranciever that he got from vacation in Unova. Combining the technology from the Rescue Badge (which they use to transport themselves to and from the "Satoshi" universe at will whenever they wish, keeping their human forms this time), modifying it to go to other universes and combining this with the XTranciever, they've created an easier way for Luke to communicate and reach Timmy better than relying on the Epoch Mark II and the "inter-dimensional mailbox" they created all the time. If the fusion happens in 2012, all that technology plus the whole ending of "LoT" will become useless and pointless. The only way it can work, is  to have it happen at a later date than 2019.

Or, simply, it can just happen to this universe and ONLY this universe without the others being involved.But, that doesn't seem as fun nor as catastrophic if it were affecting all universes everywhere.
   

So what if I'm overthinking it? We've put in a lot of work into thi!   
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on September 15, 2012, 04:48:47 PM
*feeling extremely defeated :dead:  :'( I don't know where to go from here. I'm afraid my resolve might be crumbling
*Preparing the next FW article for publication
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 15, 2012, 07:24:08 PM
- Is saddened by doug Walker's latest announcement...  :'( As if losing Spoony, the man who introduced me to TGWTG in the first place wasn't enough. Now we've lost NC too?!

- About to do some homework

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on September 15, 2012, 08:20:55 PM
- Writing in this thread.
- Watching Japanese Spiderman.
- Picking out spells and feats for my Pathfinder wizard.
- Wondering what game I should play when I'm done.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on September 16, 2012, 09:19:57 AM
- Picking out spells and feats for my Pathfinder wizard.

WOOT! Go with Widen, Maximize, and Empower--fear the Widened Maximized-Empowered Fireball!!  :evil:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 16, 2012, 06:52:00 PM
- Happy that her homework is done for the week.

- I haz teh muse agains! Back to the Dark Forest I go!

- Listening to KQ3R music again.

- Slightly annoyed at a review I read about TSL episode 4. http://www.honestgamers.com/reviews/9704.html

Seriously?! You didn't like ANYTHING at all about this episode?! And, FYI buddy, it was the Isle of The Beast that had the maze, not the Isle of The Mists, plus the Narrator mentions that Graham doesn't need to go into the kitchen anyway so why would you want to go in there?

How DARE you insult the voice acting and graphics in this game? Do you know how much time and effort these poor people have gone through just to make this game exist at all?!

You sound like you aren't even a Sierra fan to me. Ugh, and that last line about how this would be a bad way to introduce someone to King's Quest. How ironic, since it was this game plus Tv Tropes, plus Paw who got me into the series (and Sierra) at all.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on September 17, 2012, 07:33:10 AM
- Slightly annoyed at a review I read about TSL episode 4. http://www.honestgamers.com/reviews/9704.html
I think no matter what you do, someone's going to hate it. :-\ I'm guessing that reviewer has no idea how much work goes into producing a game (especially with only volunteers).

(Posted on: September 17, 2012, 07:25:10 AM)


*feeling extremely defeated :dead:  :'(
:hug:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on September 17, 2012, 10:08:19 AM
Some people won't like something no matter what, and we're fine with constructive criticism. However, I do think it's unfair that this reviewer was so ticked off that he couldn't get into a room that doesn't exist for 10 minutes and he decides to blame us for that. (Or at least, so his writing implies.)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on September 17, 2012, 09:13:20 PM
- Picking out spells and feats for my Pathfinder wizard.

WOOT! Go with Widen, Maximize, and Empower--fear the Widened Maximized-Empowered Fireball!!  :evil:

Sounds awesome.  And with fly, I can dive bomb werewolves!  I'd be a Dhampiric Zepplin!

*Imagining herself as a giant balloon with fangs dropping bombs on things*
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on September 18, 2012, 08:42:47 AM
Some people won't like something no matter what, and we're fine with constructive criticism. However, I do think it's unfair that this reviewer was so ticked off that he couldn't get into a room that doesn't exist for 10 minutes and he decides to blame us for that. (Or at least, so his writing implies.)
I think it's amusing that he tried for that long (and publicized the fact). There really isn't any indication that you should/can enter the kitchen. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on September 18, 2012, 08:59:03 AM
There isn't! Especially since every other room that you CAN enter is so very easy to actually enter!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on September 18, 2012, 01:30:26 PM
I tried several times too. XD It seemed to me that if a door existed and were open, that it would be possible to enter it. :P

That said, he is definitely entitled to his opinion and just the fact that other people put effort into something doesn't mean anyone's obligated to like it cf. all poetry written by 14-year-olds ever. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 18, 2012, 01:39:55 PM
- Is considering possibly getting into Dungeons and Dragons. Spoony has convinced me that it is awesome! But, I wouldn't know where to begin nor where to find a good group.

I wonder what class King Graham would be?

He can play the harp and the fiddle, but we've never heard him sing so no Bard.

He's strong yes, but he's very smart too. He can't be a Wizard, Druid or Cleric or anything like that because he doesn't know Magic.

I just can't imagine him as a monk, as they get the touch of death eventually. I think Graham would resent that.

Sir Hereward may have said "pick up anything that isn't nailed down..." but even Graham has limits, so no Asassain nor Rogue/Thief.

I would say he'd make a good Paladin or Ranger, since Graham knows how to track things and use a bow  and a sword plus is very kind and just as a king... but those involve Magic as well.

No Barbarian/Berserker or Fighter either, since Graham prefers to think more with his head than his muscle.

The best I can think of is a Knight or Cavelier, since well... he WAS a "Sir Graham" at one time. PLUS, it's been mentioned before, both officially and in TSL, that Graham has very strong willpower and is not going to give up for anything easily. If it came down to it, he could probably fight 'til his dying breath.  
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on September 18, 2012, 01:56:21 PM
I would say he'd make a good Paladin or Ranger, since Graham knows how to track things and use a bow  and a sword plus is very kind and just as a king... but those involve Magic as well.
He did do a bit of spellcasting in KQ5...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on September 18, 2012, 02:32:44 PM
Graham would be a knight/cavalier/paladin, yeah. One who doesn't minx/max and throw all their stats into strength and con, as well.

D&D...hm. It can be fun. But it can be a lot of number crunching and boredom, too. I'm an avid roleplayer, and while I got my start in D&D like many, I'm not really interested in it anymore. I've come to enjoy systems with less crunch and more character-focused mechanics (Unisystem and 7th Sea are my personal favorites). D&D also moved into the figurine-based gameplay in 4th edition which I don't enjoy at all. I don't want to count out spaces in my turn in battle like it's a board game. I want cool descriptions of slashing the bad guy with my sword, grabbing a curtain, swinging across a room and blasting someone with a spell. I don't want my adventure to be a series of rolls that add up on tests to see if advance the plot to the next point. I want my decisions in who my character is and what I do in a situation to shape the story that comes. And if I happen to miss the battle that could've happened, I don't want it to necessarily mean that we're done an hour early.

I RP with a great group of friends with great imaginations and improv experience, I know I'm spoiled. But for me, D&D doesn't deliver what I'm looking for anymore.

It CAN be good--great even! It depends on you and your group. But, overall, just be aware that if it's not your thing, there are a LOT of other RPGs (and other groups) out there, too. :)


(Also, most gaming stores have places for looking for/recruiting for groups. Also try craigslist, or find a local forum or email list for the same, see who's recruiting, or also looking for a group, etc.)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 18, 2012, 04:19:33 PM
Graham would be a knight/cavalier/paladin, yeah. One who doesn't minx/max and throw all their stats into strength and con, as well.

D&D...hm. It can be fun. But it can be a lot of number crunching and boredom, too. I'm an avid roleplayer, and while I got my start in D&D like many, I'm not really interested in it anymore. I've come to enjoy systems with less crunch and more character-focused mechanics (Unisystem and 7th Sea are my personal favorites). D&D also moved into the figurine-based gameplay in 4th edition which I don't enjoy at all. I don't want to count out spaces in my turn in battle like it's a board game. I want cool descriptions of slashing the bad guy with my sword, grabbing a curtain, swinging across a room and blasting someone with a spell. I don't want my adventure to be a series of rolls that add up on tests to see if advance the plot to the next point. I want my decisions in who my character is and what I do in a situation to shape the story that comes. And if I happen to miss the battle that could've happened, I don't want it to necessarily mean that we're done an hour early.

I RP with a great group of friends with great imaginations and improv experience, I know I'm spoiled. But for me, D&D doesn't deliver what I'm looking for anymore.

It CAN be good--great even! It depends on you and your group. But, overall, just be aware that if it's not your thing, there are a LOT of other RPGs (and other groups) out there, too. :)


(Also, most gaming stores have places for looking for/recruiting for groups. Also try craigslist, or find a local forum or email list for the same, see who's recruiting, or also looking for a group, etc.)
Minx/Max?

Con?

What do these terms mean?

Hmm... is it even possible for a group to play, say, an earlier edition of the game provided they have it? For example, what if I said, "Hey, can we play AD&D?" or is it, "No! There is a new edition out, you are forced to play this new edition! Forget about the older stuff right now!"

If it's possible to do the former then that might actually be really fun!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on September 18, 2012, 08:11:04 PM
Oh, so you're so new at this, it's downright adorable! :)

Hmm..I'm going to start a new thread before this threatens to take over this one.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 18, 2012, 08:14:14 PM
Awww, thanks! :)

Yeah everything I know about the game comes from one or two conversations about it with my Papa (who used to play it back when he was a kid) and Spoony.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: drusain on September 19, 2012, 12:21:01 PM
Graham dies from a 1-foot fall at the beach of Mordack's castle so con is out. It does take a bit of strength to climb a rope in a blizzard and some dexterity to do some of the swaps along with climbing a 100000 foot beanstalk, so maybe some decent str/dex. Also he's ripped like all hell in the concept images in KQ5. His cha is probably pretty decent; it does take some serious charisma to just declare yourself king of Daventry 2 seconds after Edward croaks on the floor and people accept it. Wis is probably decent too, because "hhhhmmmmmmmmm......... cheese will DEFINITELY work here." Int probably not too decent but this is because I'm comparing Graham to Alexander here. Alexander is a reader and a scholar. I don't think Graham only reads books only when he has to, but I have no reasoning behind this.

I think in general point and click adventure game protagonists are chaotic good.

Edit- I can't really place a class on Graham or really any point-and-clicker... I guess there's no "Protagonist" class. "Thief" makes the most sense to me. I don't know really how I'd classify him. Guybrush from MI is much easier to classify. Definitely a Chaotic Neutral Thief in my opinion.

(Posted on: September 19, 2012, 12:51:55 PM)


Actually I don't think I can even label Graham "good." He kidnaps leprechauns in KQ5 and stick/tomato in TSL all for personal gain. What a jerk.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on September 19, 2012, 12:27:13 PM
I'd say at least Chaotic Good. As for the stairs, he clearly rolled a 1 there ad fumbled :)

Hm...maybe he's a multi-class character. Fighter-Thief?

Guybrush took the prestige class of Dashing Swordsman (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0390.html). :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 19, 2012, 05:26:53 PM
Hahaha! I can picture that easily!
-
(Alexander, Rosella, Graham, Cassima, Valanice and Edgar are all playing D&D. Rosella is DM currently, taking a cue from Amy)

Rosella: Finally, after a long voyage you reach the island where your adversary Mordack, is staying. Now, all you need to do is find him, beat him... somehow, and get out of here. At the beach, there is a long flight of stone steps that leads up to the castle, and you start to climb them. Okay daddy, you go first. Roll!

Alexander: Why have I got a bad feeling about this?

Graham: *rolls... a 1* WHAT?! NO!

Rosella: Oops! You trip over your own clumsy feet, and immediately fall right the stairs onto the rocks below! Your scream is cut off by a cracking sound as your neck is broken, killing you near instantly!

Graham: X( *mutters something unpleasant under his breath*
   
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: drusain on September 19, 2012, 08:01:40 PM
As for the stairs, he clearly rolled a 1 there ad fumbled :)

I think a 1 would've been breaking an arm or something.

This guy fell from a 1-foot drop and died.

That is like rolling a 1 and then the die caught on fire, ignited, and then flew to the moon.

And I mean that's only happened to me twice.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on September 19, 2012, 09:15:48 PM
He also failed his damage check with a 1!

In one game my friends were playing, an infamous death occurred. The system was Battlelords, a game where death is frequent and ridiculous, as everyone is playing alien mercenaries with crazy guns and whatnot in the far flung future.

A player who's rather known for going through PCs like nobody's business takes over running another guy's character, as the original player had to leave for the night. The guy leaving even explicitly says, "Don't get him killed!" (in semi-jest).

The first thing the incoming player does is toss a grenade through a hole in the floor to blow up some bad guys below. He rolls his throw.

He fails. He rolls to see what will happen. The grenade will bounce back up. He rolls to see where the grenade will land The grenade lands at his feet and he dies!

The FIRST and ONLY thing he did! Sometimes, it just happens.

But you get a hilarious story out of it, sometimes, too. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on September 20, 2012, 05:01:00 AM
As for the stairs, he clearly rolled a 1 there ad fumbled :)

I think a 1 would've been breaking an arm or something.

This guy fell from a 1-foot drop and died.

That is like rolling a 1 and then the die caught on fire, ignited, and then flew to the moon.

And I mean that's only happened to me twice.
...and admittedly that was only because I set it ablaze and launched it to the moon so that I would never use it again since it was clearly all out of natural-20's. :( On the plus side, its send off surpasses Viking funerals. :yes: :P

(Posted on: September 20, 2012, 11:06:32 AM)


I'd say at least Chaotic Good. As for the stairs, he clearly rolled a 1 there ad fumbled :)

Hm...maybe he's a multi-class character. Fighter-Thief?

Guybrush took the prestige class of Dashing Swordsman (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0390.html). :)

*didn't see this post before his other response*

See, the thing about Graham is that we actually can pretty much figure that the thing that distinguishes him from other knights-errant in Daventry is that unlike them: he took a level in Rogue early.

He most likely has a few levels of fighter and the rest are dumped into Cavalier. None of which is as telling as the way he's spent his skill points throughout his levels: lots and lots of points in things like Balance, Use Magic Device, a few in Jump (used for that one thing in KQ1 but not much thereafter), SO MANY in Swim, Diplomacy--huge investment here since he hates fighting--some points into the stealth skills (but not enough to like... turn the KQ series into the Thief series obviously :P). Basically, he has this really eclectic skill point set up (most of which come from his INT which he didn't dump stat).

As a king, he either has epic-tier charisma bonuses from his gear or has a naturally high CHA score too.

Notably, he probably dump-statted STR to be honest, if we consider his aversion to fighting. Possibly CON as well (this would actually explain WHY he can die from such low drops on occasion XD :P).

Alexander and Rosella are probably similar. Valanice is probably the only one in the family with a higher CHA than INT (judging by KQ7). :P

EDIT: forgot about Swim... he's gotta have points in Swim. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 20, 2012, 08:52:06 AM
I think I actually have figured out a reason for why he can die there, low rolls from D&D notwithstanding: he's an old man, and as he's gotten older, his bones are a lot more brittle. He knows he shouldn't be adventuring anymore which is why he tried to give up his hat to Alexander and Rosella.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on September 21, 2012, 01:51:40 PM
his bones are a lot more brittle.
Osteoporosis? Should have had more calcium and vitamin D. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 21, 2012, 06:55:47 PM
Mmmm... milk! I love milk!

- Is wondering if it's possible still to get the full soundtrack to the AGD remake of King's Quest 2, with all 100+ songs from the Quest Studios songlist on it? Because they don't have everything, and some of the stuff they do have is actually wrong.

For example, the score for Kolyma, the town. Above it is the "failed Duck Grab" jingle, which plays correctly. You click on Kolyma below it... and it plays the "Failed Duck Grab" instead of the peaceful town music in-game.

Another example is the "Random Enchanter Encounter" IIRC, which used to work just fine. until one day, I played it, and instead of the "You have run into an evil enchanter!" music I was expecting... I got an admittedly very nice version of the King's Quest 3 introduction theme, which was beautiful, but not what I wanted.

Is there any way, MusicallyInspired, to either fix the tracks and get them all on Quest Studios? or to do what you did for the KQ3Redux and release the full soundtrack that way? Because there is no "download Soundtrack Here!" button in that section, unlike QFG2AGD.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on September 23, 2012, 07:34:11 PM
*Feeling legitimately confused
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on September 23, 2012, 08:29:46 PM
I'm sorry Kristen. :( I know how that is. It will get better I promise.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on September 25, 2012, 04:32:13 AM
-not evening because I can't any more
-discovering that Judging Amy is therapy for misocosmia...

-not being able to bear teh krayzay lady character who is all delusional and out-of-touch with reality ::) (no, no, people have been shot, there's crime and terrifying abuse going on behind closed doors--but please tell me more about how you were abducted by the Doctor and have become "unstuck in time" ::) maybe you could shrink my violin so I could play it for you??)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on September 25, 2012, 07:19:25 AM
misocosmia
bean curd universe? ??? :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on September 25, 2012, 08:02:14 AM
misocosmia
bean curd universe? ??? :P
wrong miso :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on September 25, 2012, 03:04:49 PM
What's the right miso? ???
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 25, 2012, 04:41:28 PM
- About to start reading The Hobbit. I'm gonna get through this series if it's the last thing I do!

- Happy that, as of yesterday, and having started a new file as a Fighter, that I was ACTUALLY ABLE TO KILL SOMETHING IN SHAPIER! A Brigand specifically. I am so proud of myself! :)

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on September 26, 2012, 12:18:34 AM
What's the right miso? ???
μισέω (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=misew&la=greek)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on September 26, 2012, 02:48:26 AM
What's the right miso? ???
μισέω (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=misew&la=greek)

...which is likewise the stem in misogeny and misandry... :yes: :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on September 26, 2012, 01:57:56 PM
*praying SO HARD that this opportunity pans out this time. I don't want something wiggling in my face and then torn away again.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on September 26, 2012, 09:08:02 PM
I don't want something wiggling in my face and then torn away again.

Sorry.  I had a terrible mental image from that.

- Writing in this thread.
- Checking some sewing patterns I bought.
- Hoping the blue fleece comes in next week for my costume for Halloweekends.
- Nursing my feet after spending half the afternoon fixing things in the bathroom.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on September 28, 2012, 03:03:21 AM
-wondering why someone seems to have dropped their "design an advertising website" homework all over the forum :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on September 28, 2012, 08:38:59 AM
- deleting said ads & banning the account posting them!

I was kind of hoping, after going thorugh several of them, that he would have at least posted in the 'What Would You Bring on an Adventure?' thread, though. He had a very expansive answer ready!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on September 28, 2012, 09:39:50 AM
What's the right miso? ???
μισέω (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=misew&la=greek)

...which is likewise the stem in misogeny and misandry... :yes: :P
Ah - I never realized the o was part of the prefix. Oh, and by the way, Judging Amy was a great show!

(Posted on: September 28, 2012, 09:35:58 AM)


Wondering why the "Recent Posts" pages 2-7 are blank. ???
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: tessspoon on September 28, 2012, 10:15:12 AM
Wondering why the "Recent Posts" pages 2-7 are blank. ???
Woah, they are!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on September 28, 2012, 12:54:53 PM
I don't want something wiggling in my face and then torn away again.
Sorry.  I had a terrible mental image from that.

Oops, should have clarified. Sometimes you run into an opportunity and you think it's perfect for you. No matter much wishing/praying, it doesn't work out. and then you're left at square one again. Sometimes i wonder if the universe is teasing me by showing me awesome opportunities but then it doesn't pan out. I want to know when it's my turn :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on September 28, 2012, 02:24:57 PM
The waiting sucks, Kristen. No denying that. Hell, when I'd just graduated college to a s****y job market, I was lucky enough to find TSL and it became the thing I loved to do, while trying to get a job and get my life going was not always working out so well.

Ugh, now I'm remembering more of my first year out of college and how much it sucked in a lot of ways. I graduated, moved home with my parents, got heartbroken & dumped, had no job, had s****y temp jobs, had a lot of hang-ups about my ex...gah! Those first six months really blew. TSL was the shiny bright spot for me back then. :)

Best I can say is keep trying. Learn something from the setbacks. Let it all make you a stronger & better person. Something WILL work out and it'll be great, I promise. And find things you love and enjoy in the meantime.

Since I know you're a writer, have you heard of NaNoWriMo (http://www.nanowrimo.org)? If not, you should look into it and think about doing it!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on September 28, 2012, 08:34:57 PM
One of my friends in the journalism field found a startling statistic: 13% of the 18-29 age bracket are unemployed. So, I'm not alone.

I've heard of NaNoWriMo, but I'm not sure it's for me. I like to take my time to write and edit stuff and I'm not sure I could write my best quality work in just one month. For example, I've started a fan fiction in addition to Four Winds and I haven't updated in two weeks. I'm working on it tonight, though. Will I finish the chapter tonight? I'm not sure.

FW has been a godsend for me, though. It gives a sense of purpose and get experience working with people and do something I love, writing and King's Quest. Sometimes, I forget not everyone on staff is a die KQ fan and I have explain myself some more. I don't mind doing it. And it boosts the resume, I must say :)

Oh yes, I had heartbreak happen to me, too. I ran into my ex (we've been in and out of contact for awhile) back in December right before I graduated and we had one last stint that broke my back figuratively. I was done with him. So I've had to deal with my feelings about him on top of this. I feel a lot better about it than I did but it takes time. I hope I can do better :/
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on September 28, 2012, 09:01:00 PM
Well, NaNois very much not about getting top quality stuff out--its goal is just to get people writing, period, since so many of us always want to write novels but put it off, make excuses, don't have time, edit too much too soon, etc.

Regardless, I'm glad to hear FW has been good for you! That's awesome. :) And good luck with the fanfic writing, too!

You can definitely do better. Never doubt that! :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on September 29, 2012, 12:25:22 PM
What's the right miso? ???
μισέω (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=misew&la=greek)

...which is likewise the stem in misogeny and misandry... :yes: :P
Ah - I never realized the o was part of the prefix.
The latter is a neologism (well, sort of neo; it's from the 19th century ::)). If it were actually Greek, the meeting of the -a and the -o would have made it morph into something like "misondry", which is probably why you didn't recognise that it was part of the stem. :) The noun μῖσος is a regular noun of the O-declension, meaning the o is actually part of the stem. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on September 29, 2012, 08:24:29 PM
Things will get better, Writer.  It took me a full year to get accepted for a job before I graduated.

- Writing in this thread.
- Still gushing over the fact that three of my Scorching Rays were confirmed criticals.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on September 30, 2012, 04:44:53 AM
- Still gushing over the fact that three of my Scorching Rays were confirmed criticals.
XD XD Wow.

-being impressed by that
-having a level 20 character on DDO
-not being sure if I want to True Reincarnate or hang around to collect blue dragonscales :-X
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 01, 2012, 11:08:09 AM
-Really wants to get into MLP:FiM for some reason. But, I wouldn't know where to start...

-So bored that I want to write a purposeful troll-fix with a Mary Sue chasing after Graham, shouting "If I can't have you, NO ONE CAN!!!" and brandishes a sword and psychic powers.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on October 01, 2012, 12:07:26 PM
-Really wants to get into MLP:FiM for some reason. But, I wouldn't know where to start...


Well, starting with Episode 1 is usually a good place to start. It's on Netflix. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 02, 2012, 01:53:03 AM
I don't know why that show is as popular as it is. :P It's a cute little thing with morals, there are ponies and, from what I understand, it's a very fleshed out world. All that's fine, but I don't get why it has a massive cult following. :P

-Looking for Henry II court books. :D
-Reading webcomics.
-Having been up for six hours, I'm going to have breakfast. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Jafar on October 02, 2012, 05:54:32 AM
but I don't get why it has a massive cult following. :P

I always thought it was more of a...

/me puts on punglasses

...colt following. 8)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on October 02, 2012, 08:32:10 AM
XD XD @Jafar

-fiddling with turbulent widths :-X
-wondering what sort of effect this has had on the other models :-X
-needing to redo thing... quelle joie
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 02, 2012, 09:28:14 AM
but I don't get why it has a massive cult following. :P

I always thought it was more of a...

/me puts on punglasses

...colt following. 8)
XD XD XD And this is why we adore you. :P

-Regretting taking way too much codeine...the room is spinning around me...general relativity does not exist....my relativity is speshual. :D Like a snowflake. :D
-Trying to do revision. XD
-Deciding to maybe eat something.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 03, 2012, 06:54:47 PM
- Watching Dilandau's Lets Play of Space Quest 6.

-
Got done watching the Extended Cut Synthesis ending of ME3. Why does everyone hate this ending? I mean, the galaxy is at peace, the reapers are nice and helpful, everyone is happy and living great lives, your crew gets off whatever planet they were on (looked pretty!) and honors your memory, technology greatly advances(meaning the mass relays oughta be repaired soon) knowledge is unlimited... the only bad thing is that Shepard dies.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on October 08, 2012, 09:19:56 PM
Hey guys, I just announced something cool :)

Hint, it's in Latest News
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on October 09, 2012, 02:31:41 PM
-Listening to some Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat soundtrack
-Drinking water
-Attempting to air out the smell of vinegar from the casa. Steam cleaning the microwave comes with a price, folks!
-Suddenly fearful that I may or may not have splashed some onto my clothes...oh God, what if I go to work smelling like feet and everyone is too polite to say so?!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 10, 2012, 08:35:29 PM
- Listening to the Cthulhu Saves The World OST.

- Writing one of Cedric's tales, specifically one called The Bard's Flute.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 11, 2012, 02:14:26 PM
-Draping myself over boyfriend and being obnoxious and parasitic. ;D Like a cat! :D
-KITTEN LIVE FEED!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 11, 2012, 07:08:33 PM
D'awwwww!  :cat: :cat:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on October 17, 2012, 09:32:07 PM
-not being able to bear teh krayzay lady character who is all delusional and out-of-touch with reality ::) (no, no, people have been shot, there's crime and terrifying abuse going on behind closed doors--but please tell me more about how you were abducted by the Doctor and have become "unstuck in time" ::) maybe you could shrink my violin so I could play it for you??)
Ok - this is driving me crazy. I am now caught up with the current season of Doctor Who, and I still have no idea what this means.  :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on October 18, 2012, 03:22:24 AM
-not being able to bear teh krayzay lady character who is all delusional and out-of-touch with reality ::) (no, no, people have been shot, there's crime and terrifying abuse going on behind closed doors--but please tell me more about how you were abducted by the Doctor and have become "unstuck in time" ::) maybe you could shrink my violin so I could play it for you??)
Ok - this is driving me crazy. I am now caught up with the current season of Doctor Who, and I still have no idea what this means.  :-\

That's because it's about a crazy mother in Judging Amy who thinks that she was abducted by "good aliens" and so must raise her son to be a savior figure for her particular branch of alien-abductee-crazy-dom (in an episode where the other plots revolve around violent gun crime ::)).

(( "becoming unstuck in time" and being abducted by "good aliens" describes the Doctor's companions fairly well, IMO :P))
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on October 18, 2012, 03:27:53 PM
-Feeling Stressed  :stars: :bomb:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 18, 2012, 09:05:51 PM
- Is happy a really close friend of hers is back online on Facebook! I haven't talked to her in over a year!

- Listening to Haddaway' What Is Love for some reason I can't explain.

- Is wondering why there are three Technical Support forum thingies, when you already have two- one for TSL and one for Cognition both in their respective boards. Unless... is Infiltrator a new game you're working on? Aren't you guys swamped with work already?!

- NO HOMEWORK!!!

- What' the difference between metal and regular rock music?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 19, 2012, 01:39:55 AM
-Experiencing caffeine hallucinations and jitters
-Drinking water
-Writing random stuff about people for yearbook stuff.
-BORED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Wishing I could make my pupils undilated for pictures later.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on October 19, 2012, 11:32:59 AM
Unless... is Infiltrator a new game you're working on? Aren't you guys swamped with work already?!
Infiltrator is, as Weldon says, on the back burner. I'm actually working on some scripting for it - but on no particular schedule. I'm learning Unity scripting as I go.

- What' the difference between metal and regular rock music?
The hair? :P Also, metals are elements, and rocks are compounds. ::)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 19, 2012, 01:48:10 PM
- What' the difference between metal and regular rock music?
The hair? :P Also, metals are elements, and rocks are compounds. ::)
Tu es merveilleux. XD

-Making no sense. XD
-While typing that I broke Firefox by pressing a weird key combination because I was making no sense and now I can rotate the browser. :S
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 19, 2012, 02:24:30 PM
You fell for the Shmuck Bait on TV Tropes, didn't you?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Jafar on October 19, 2012, 08:18:22 PM
- Just finished streaming the Cognition Demo

-Just finished streaming KQ6

-GIRL IN THE TOWWWWWWWWAH, I'M REACHING OUT, MY HEART CRIES OUT FOR YOUUUUUU

-Making a cheese sandwich
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on October 20, 2012, 07:04:33 PM
- What' the difference between metal and regular rock music?
The hair? :P Also, metals are elements, and rocks are compounds. ::)
Tu es merveilleux. XD
Glad I could amuse you! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 20, 2012, 09:09:15 PM
- Watching Dilandau's Myst 1 LP.

- About to go to bed.

- Wondering how long my DS has before it dies from running out of power.

- Wondering if I should give Work Up to Glaceon on White 2. He DOES have Baton Pass...

- Checking here. The forums are quiet today.

- Reading PPC stuff on phone.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on October 20, 2012, 09:34:28 PM
-watching The Skulls
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 21, 2012, 06:26:49 AM
-GIRL IN THE TOWWWWWWWWAH, I'M REACHING OUT, MY HEART CRIES OUT FOR YOUUUUUU
[PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO]
STOP CROONING AT ME.

-Procrastinating. XD
-Posting.
-Not sticking to the study plan I've just made.
-Sighing.
-Going off to engage in a session of utter masochism/revision.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Jafar on October 21, 2012, 06:28:31 AM
Is it my fault you're so croonable? XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on October 22, 2012, 10:06:12 AM
-GIRL IN THE TOWWWWWWWWAH, I'M REACHING OUT, MY HEART CRIES OUT FOR YOUUUUUU
King's Quest humor--it never gets old! :rofl:

-Waiting for class to start (or "the WWF match," as one of my classmates so lovingly coined this particular class today. Not for obvious reasons, might I point out.)
-Feeling coffee hands approaching. Looks like I need another shot of espesso! !!!
-Checking back. I don't frequent here like I used to.
-ZOMG I have a split in my fingernail. Ohhhhhh Gaaaaaaaaaawwwwwd!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on October 23, 2012, 04:22:39 AM
-having a breakthrough of sorts with the G333 modelling...
-swooning at the kitten livefeed
-decidedly not thinking about certain things ::) :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Jafar on October 23, 2012, 10:23:04 AM
-Going on magical time traveling TARDIS adventures with my daughter from the distant future

-Well, not reaaally, but it sounds more interesting than

-Doing nothing :P

-And being sick again :sleepy:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 23, 2012, 09:21:53 PM
- about to go to bed

- Meanwhile in Shapier...

Just call me the Scorpion Slayer! A Menace to all Brigands! An Abolisher of Ghouls! A Defeater of Terrorsauruses! A Destroyer of Jackelmen! A Worthy Opponent of Uhura!

Oh, and I guess I caught the Fire Elemental in a brass lamp too. That's great too.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 23, 2012, 09:43:18 PM
-Being up for revision. XD
-Doing calc revision.
-Wishing I could have coffee. :(
-Knowing that as soon as I get up, I WILL ENTER A WORLD OF PAIN.
-Not wanting to enter a world of pain. XD
-Hiding under the covers with my calculator and handouts. XD I'm in Cocoonia! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on October 23, 2012, 09:45:12 PM
-Tired.
-Working on tom many things at the same time.
-Listening to music
-Ready to snap at my kids tomorrow if they step one toe out of line.
-Excited my mom is coming to fix me dinner tomorrow!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on October 25, 2012, 12:50:15 PM
-Not programming
-Not HTMLing
-Pretending to be busily at work while I'm actually catching up with my forum friends and watching other people do their homework. :devil:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 25, 2012, 01:28:22 PM
- Eating Austin Peanut Butter & Cheese crackers

- What's THIS?! Paw is doing Let's Plays again?! AND TO CELEBRATE LORI AND COREY'S KICKSTARTER, HE'S DOING ALL THE QUEST FOR GLORY GAMES FRONT TO BACK?!

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...Yeah, I'm happy, can't you tell?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on October 25, 2012, 01:34:16 PM
-Smelling hand sanitizer I spilled on my sweatshirt
-Trying to motivate myself to get ready for the big show Saturday
-Listening to music
-All while feeling blah and my motivation dwindeling
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 26, 2012, 07:05:47 AM
-I'm about to feed my highly politically incorrect ideas to solve everything ever into Cleverbot so random people all around the world will see them and be appalled. :D And I will be a troll. :P
For those who are wondering, for once my plan isn't genocide. :P

-Watching kittens! :D Because kittens!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on October 26, 2012, 09:25:54 AM
-I'm about to feed my highly politically incorrect ideas to solve everything ever into Cleverbot so random people all around the world will see them and be appalled. :D
Being politically correct is overrated, by royal friend. You keep doing your thing and be damn proud of it! :yes:

-After being a good girl and working on programming for the last 45 minutes, I have finally given up and I am now surfing the internet machine and foruming. It's much more fun than trying to populate an Account class with 50 randomly created bank accounts. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on October 26, 2012, 09:34:34 AM
...Yeah, I'm happy, can't you tell?
Nope. Couldn't tell. :P

-I'm about to feed my highly politically incorrect ideas to solve everything ever into Cleverbot so random people all around the world will see them and be appalled. :D And I will be a troll. :P
It would be interesting to see the inane responses Cleverbot comes up with. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 26, 2012, 10:59:41 AM
I will keep you informed! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 26, 2012, 12:22:57 PM
- Admiring Queene Deloria's new avatar. Ooooh pretty!

- Reading PPC stuff on phone as usual.

-Eating lunch

- Drinking soda
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 26, 2012, 12:34:30 PM
- Listening to moosik!

(http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/taylor-swift-red-album-cover-pic.jpg)
Surprisingly cute! Love her, now :)

- Daydreaming of pancakes
- Scratching my head
- Thinking of what color I should paint my nails. You should help me out people: Either black, dark blue or dark green? :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on October 26, 2012, 01:11:10 PM
GR, that is definitely awesome news!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 26, 2012, 01:34:14 PM
It's Princess Sissi on a snuffbox with seed pearls! :D

...That could almost be a murder mystery plot. :P

(http://aliceeangela.altervista.org/DONNA/INDIMENTICABILI/sissi/Sissi-frame-3.jpg)

I'm having some trouble making it fit. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on October 26, 2012, 01:46:55 PM
-patching LoL
-extractin' some files
-wondering if Deloria's internet is going to come back/if she will get back on gmail :-\

-trying to reply to an rp on another forum

-vacillating between being happy that flights are booked and consequently dealt with and worrying about travel...
-trying not to think about work/research things
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 26, 2012, 02:58:06 PM

I'm having some trouble making it fit. :(


It's so pretty. It'd be a crime to even resize/crop, you lose so much detail :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on October 26, 2012, 03:46:32 PM
-About to leave for work but sad because the forum is actually active right now!  :'( Have fun, peeps!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 26, 2012, 03:52:50 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Dun gooo! :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on October 26, 2012, 04:42:22 PM
-feeling sleeeeeeee-py...
but
-wanting to stay up and post and read and read and post *nods* :yes:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 26, 2012, 04:48:28 PM
-feeling sleeeeeeee-py...
Nuuuu


-wanting to stay up and post and read and read and post *nods* :yes:

YAY :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 26, 2012, 08:58:59 PM
-Is so bored/writer's block prone that she wants to write a KQ fanfic (trollfic?) with an obviously blatant Mary Sue who twuly wuvs King Graham even though he's happily married. When he constantly rejects her, starting to get very annoyed by now, she takes matters into her own hands, mainly by:

Killing Valanice in her sleep ala Alhazred, to Graham's horror.

Sealing off Castle Daventry, so her twu wuv can't escape. This also prevents Alexander and Rosella from helping.

Killing (or at least subduing) any guards who try to help Graham with her Speshul Powers.

Spawning mini... Somethings everywhere. What's a prominent animal/creature in the series that doesn't talk usually talk? Fairies are already tiny.

Forcing Graham to fight to the death in single combat once she corners him. She wins with the logic of, "If I can't have you, nobody can!" luckily, she does know the sense of fair play and waits patiently for him to armed.

Disguising herself as a "new servant girl" in order to get into the Castle to begin with, not even doing her job and dressing inappropriately in the process.

Playing "Nice" whenever Graham is around. But when he leaves the room... Well, let's just say that she keeps whoever complains or tries to squeal "quiet".

She is taken care of by two members of the PPC (Protectors of The Plot Continuum), specically the DMS (Department of Mary Sues) who happen to be big Sierra fans. While, thankfully, Graham is in character he still is pretty badly wounded from the fight. He wakes up in the Medical bay of the PPC HQ, with a resurrected and patched up Valanice next to him in the other bed.

I'm either reading too much PPC stuff lately, or I'm just completely insane. Well, I have been inducted into the Asylum, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's the latter.

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on October 26, 2012, 09:15:11 PM
-Helping finish tomorrow's extravaganza. It's going to be awesome.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 26, 2012, 09:35:20 PM
Well, I have been inducted into the Asylum, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's the latter.


Hahaha, loved it :P

And here here, lemme fix it....

I have been inducted into such wonderfulness and awesomness that is The Asylum, I am so happy words can't express how happy I am, therefore I shall make up a new word. HAPH!.


There :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on October 26, 2012, 11:44:59 PM
-The Mutton is pleased.
-The Mutton is sleepy.
-The Mutton is wearing socks.
-The Mutton is listening to Neon Trees but he's turning it off so he can sleep.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 27, 2012, 09:13:29 AM
-Watching the snow and sinking steadily into deeper gloom. :( IT'S SO COLD. IT'S SO VERY, VERY COLD.
-BRANDON! :D
-Snuggling under the covers. <3
-Wanting to sleep. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 27, 2012, 09:40:37 AM
-wondering whatever possessed me to allow Erik to have us run this morning...all 5 miles!!
-*is aching*
-stirring my hot tea to warm up since it's chilly in the house
-getting ready to start to sew like crazy today
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 27, 2012, 09:53:40 AM
...

-Determined to never marry because she wants to maintain a sedentary lifestyle! :P
-BRANDON!
-Video games? :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 27, 2012, 10:53:11 AM
- Pooooooooooooooosting <3
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on October 27, 2012, 11:18:12 AM
-posting
-feeling crazy about something...
-thinking he should really get some work done
-about to violin instead :P


-catching up on teh forumz first
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 27, 2012, 11:45:52 AM
STREAM TIEMMS!!! :D


http://www.postudios.com/ustream.html 
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on October 27, 2012, 01:59:35 PM
-entering grading mode... *sigh*

If it all goes well, I'll have graded three labs by the morning. See you all on the flipside. :P

Oh, grading... ::)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on October 27, 2012, 02:00:59 PM
Moar game coding! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 27, 2012, 02:19:15 PM
- Trying to organize myself
- Mooooooooooooooooore posting <3
- Loving forum peeps <3 :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 27, 2012, 02:41:41 PM
-Being a peep! :D
-Wishing there were a Deloria-peep with a crown and a castle and a liger. :(
-Jamiekiwi! :D
-Posting spree. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 27, 2012, 02:50:43 PM
-excited to have finished my costume in time!
-needing to start getting ready for "All's Well" tonight with my sister and bro-in-law
-ready for a Saturday afternoon nap!

Oh look, Erik and Imoen (Immy) already got the jump on me!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 27, 2012, 02:55:33 PM
-ready for a Saturday afternoon nap!



Oh that sure as heck sounds nice! Where can I get one of those?? :P


AND HELLO ERIK! *waves* Hello purdy kitty!! <3
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 27, 2012, 02:59:40 PM
We have two kitties...Imoen, whom we call Immy, and Zara. I'll see if I can find some pics of them for you to admire :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on October 27, 2012, 03:29:49 PM
- Relaxing after cleaning the gutters
- Tending to my wounds from clambering up the roof
- Drinking water
- Making pizza! :D
- Getting ready to play more Virtue's Last Reward. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 27, 2012, 03:33:28 PM
You should all join my sedentation-cult! :D We will become a sedentary people! You would be happier and less tired and there would be more kitten-snuggling involved. :D

-Waiting for boyfriend to get back online.
-Running an antivirus scan because my laptop keeps breaking USB devices. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 27, 2012, 03:37:30 PM
-Wondering what the heck did Kelsey do!?! :(

- Tending to my wounds from clambering up the roof


-Considering sedentation-cult. Me likey the sound of this D:

You should all join my sedentation-cult! :D We will become a sedentary people! You would be happier and less tired and there would be more kitten-snuggling involved. :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on October 27, 2012, 03:51:37 PM
I was cleaning out the gutters with my mom in preparation for the hurricane, and I was the one most well-suited to clambering. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 27, 2012, 04:14:00 PM
- Being disturbed at how GOOD you guys are finding people online hahaha, some of you already found me on facebook! :P
- Posted piccieeee, for the curious out there! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on October 27, 2012, 05:18:49 PM
- Eating mint oreos~
- Moar coding!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 27, 2012, 05:48:10 PM
- Being disturbed at how GOOD you guys are finding people online hahaha, some of you already found me on facebook! :P
- Posted piccieeee, for the curious out there! :D
I found you! But I can't add you. :( And now my brain hurts. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 27, 2012, 05:50:49 PM
HOW DO YOU PEOPLE FIND ME!! lmao, omg D:

More and more people are finding me amg *screams*


Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on October 27, 2012, 06:15:54 PM
It's cuz we love you. <3

And also Cesar has most of the forum friended I think lol.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 27, 2012, 07:30:03 PM
Being happy I'm a post away from 10k :D :D :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: tessspoon on October 27, 2012, 07:53:47 PM
-Posting again after lurking for a while
-Trying to catch up on posts - the forum exploded! :D
-Listening to a voicemail on my phone
-Watching Merlin
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on October 27, 2012, 08:02:24 PM
-Watching college football
-Gears turning for the Christmas special already  :suffer:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 27, 2012, 08:14:22 PM
- Watching DeceasedCrab's LP of Cocoron.

- Charging DS... for the second time today.

- Is wondering if she'll ever get any more readers of her KQ5 fanfic or her QFG1 fanfic besides two people.

- Is silently cursing Delling. Why? Well, a month or so ago, I sent him a message (and Sir Cray as well as per usual) saying "Hey, how this chapter 6 look to you?"

He responded by saying Graham needs to be more clever which I agreed.

...And that's where I got stuck. I couldn't think of ANYTHING! The closest I could think of, was having The Witch call out a bunch of forest monsters (wolves, man eating plants, owls, crows enc) to surround Graham and Cedric to rip them to shreds.

Cedric (who is a human mage in my story) brandishes his wand for combat, but Graham says "Cedric! Don't try to be a hero!"

Cedric replies, "Well, do you have any other bright ideas Graham?!"

Graham doesn't answer. He's too but trying to quickly formulate a plan in his head. C'mon think! Think! What would father do in this situation?

I stopped after that, because I couldn't think of any better situations for Graham to be clever and tempt The Witch (one of Delling' suggestions was having them run away, and Graham drops the lamp. But, Graham has the amulet, and Cedric knows a "Shield Spell" to protect himself so they both should be fine) or figure out a way to get them out of this currently written bad situation they're in.

The scene I'd thought up was similar to the scene in KQ2+ when
Graham is heading back to the Kolyma Swamp to give the Tiara to Count Caldaur, and surrounded by The Brotherhood Pack including their leader, and the Boatman Charon isn't there. There are a few ways to die here:

Do nothing or try to run away (as i have personally tested), which gets you struck down by the leader ("Oh, for howling out loud!" says Mr. Narrator in one of many favorite lines).

Slice up one of the wolves (not the leader) with your sword, and then one of the other wolves pounces on you ("You are clearly outnumbered here. Perhaps a change of target would be wise.")

Fire the pea-shooter silver needle at the leader wolf... without tipping it with poison first which just makes it bounce harmlessly off him, and then he kills you anyway ("You'll need more than silver alone to defeat this pack of wolves.")

Stab yourself with the poisoned silver needle and die instantly ("As the poison instantly takes effect, you barely have seconds to decide that this was not such a good idea.")

Fire the poisoned pea-shooter at one of the wolves (not the leader) and then he leader kills you ("Choice of tactic: Excellent. Choice of target: Deplorable.")

The way to solve this is, of course, killing the leader with the poisoned pea-shooter silver needle, and the Brotherhood runs off nto the swamp, lost forever. After that, you can safely cross the lake and day finally dawns.
I thought that a similar situation with The Witch would work: get rid of the leader with the Lamp, and the Bad Things would leave our two heroes alone. And also, because The Witch is gone, the forest would restore itself over the course of a day or two and turn the frogs back into humans.

Grrrr!

This isn't helped by the fact that we're moving soon, so I gotta focus on packing soon.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 27, 2012, 08:41:42 PM
-Posting again after lurking for a while
-Trying to catch up on posts - the forum exploded! :D


Good to have you back, welcome :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Jafar on October 28, 2012, 08:21:27 AM
-Bundling up in a blanket

-Hoping everyone's okay over in the Northeast US

-Cursing the jerk who invented Rubix Cubes (His name was Ernő. Never trust a guy with a squiggly accent mark, I always say :P) and my inability to solve more than one side of them. :P

-Cursing the jerk who invented bullet heck games (Still haven't tracked down that lunkhead :P) and my inability to dodge pretty kalidescopes of death. :P

-Being cold
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on October 28, 2012, 09:07:05 AM
-Sneezing a lot. I blame the weather!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 28, 2012, 10:31:31 AM
- After reading some of these, hoping forum frands are ok :O
- Super happy with my inbox, love loooove mah forum fraaaands <3
- Reading and posting! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 28, 2012, 10:32:59 AM
-GREEK! ALL TEH GREEK! :(
-PAIN! ALL TEH PAIN! :(
-Oxy! :P
-Spamming Delling. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on October 28, 2012, 10:35:00 AM
- probably getting stuck in Austin TX for a few extra days thanks to the Hurricane!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 28, 2012, 10:35:51 AM
Aww, is it a good place to be stuck? :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 28, 2012, 12:00:15 PM
I'm sure Austin Texas is beautiful, however... I dont think she was planning on being stuck there, she must have plans on her every day to get back to :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 28, 2012, 12:15:14 PM
-eating taco soup for lunch
-waiting for Erik to get back to the office with his lunch so we can continue on WoW :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 28, 2012, 12:18:21 PM
- HASSAN REPLIED TO MEEEEEEEEEE :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on October 28, 2012, 12:37:05 PM
Seems nice so far at least.  But yeah, we were supposed to be flying out tonight to Boston but everything is cancelled til after the hurricane. I've got my laptop though so I can at least still work. I feel more bad for my boyfriend whose work does not travel and who had no laptop or anything with him!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 28, 2012, 01:09:00 PM
Look on the bright side: Extra vacation day with boyfriend! :D And the airline will set you up in a nice hotel! :P

(Posted on: 28 October 2012, 20:40:23)


-eating taco soup for lunch
And so it begins. DUN-DUN-DUN.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 28, 2012, 01:49:20 PM
- Being a bit sad, I really don't want to cut my hair but I am seriously thinking I may seriously have to (health stuff). See, if we had the chat going you'd know why :P lol
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 28, 2012, 01:57:48 PM
Awww. :( I'm so sorry. :( I wish you didn't have to cut your really lovely hair. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 28, 2012, 02:01:01 PM
It is loooong again *cries*
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 28, 2012, 02:07:42 PM
No Honey Boo Boo wigs plzkthnxbai. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on October 28, 2012, 02:15:09 PM
- Being a bit sad, I really don't want to cut my hair but I am seriously thinking I may seriously have to (health stuff). See, if we had the chat going you'd know why :P lol

Health stuff!? :o

It is loooong again *cries*

NOOOOO!! :'(  *knows he is going to miss his long hair when he donates*

One of several reasons that's holding him up... (I also know I want my hair to have grown back to about this length when I get my PhD... (assuming all goes well)... which means doing this soon... :-\)

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 28, 2012, 02:19:54 PM
- Being a bit sad, I really don't want to cut my hair but I am seriously thinking I may seriously have to (health stuff). See, if we had the chat going you'd know why :P lol

Health stuff!? :o
I believe this is one of those "If she wants to tell us, she'll tell us" moments they teach us about in the art of conversation classes at the charm school I wish I attended. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 28, 2012, 02:21:38 PM
Delling is invited to the chat but he hasn't posted or maybe he doesn't wanna go? D:

And why on earth must you cut your hair Delling? :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on October 28, 2012, 02:46:43 PM
Delling is invited to the chat but he hasn't posted or maybe he doesn't wanna go? D:
Delling wasn't sure if he was invited or not... *will post now* (though I'm in Europe too, so my situation is similar to Deloria's :-X)

And why on earth must you cut your hair Delling? :(
Well, there are a few factors: 1--I said I would donate it and 2--I've been thinking it should be trimmed to be even (first time growing it out... so bits in the front are short and stuff... basically, it also needs maintenance) ((and then there's 3--my mother hates my having long hair ::) ))
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 28, 2012, 02:57:50 PM
Technically, you don't have a situation forcing you to do so, then? (your mother isn't forcing you unless she's ACTUALLY chasing you down the street with scissors...)

I have heard of situations like these from my students before (medical field mostly), that's why I asked because sometimes there is great prejudice when it comes to things such as long hair, even baldness, or tattooes. I think it's unfair to judge someone like that.

If it's something you want to do, based on the fact you would love to donate it and whatnot then I think it's adorable. doesn't make it less difficult to get rid of it tho :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on October 28, 2012, 03:09:02 PM
Technically, you don't have a situation forcing you to do so, then? (your mother isn't forcing you unless she's ACTUALLY chasing you down the street with scissors...)
She used to be all "we're going out for dinner! :D" ...and then we'd stop at a hair salon. ::)

I have heard of situations like these from my students before (medical field mostly), that's why I asked because sometimes there is great prejudice when it comes to things such as long hair, even baldness, or tattooes. I think it's unfair to judge someone like that.
Yeah, it does happen. :( ... fortunately, I'm mostly in academia and it's less of an issue here. :)

If it's something you want to do, based on the fact you would love to donate it and whatnot then I think it's adorable. doesn't make it less difficult to get rid of it tho :(
Yeah, that's how I feel about donating it! XD That's it. I think it'd be a really cool/good thing to do... but I know I'm going to miss it.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 28, 2012, 07:55:09 PM
- Second guessing my choices. Not feeling very well right now.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 28, 2012, 08:17:06 PM
- Writing again on chapter 3 of QFG1 at last. Should I end off here?

Sir Cray should know what I'm talking about: should I stop after the conversation with Karl? or should I continue on after that? I did write a little scene after that conversation, where Marcus decides he wants to be a Paladin (it IS a step up from being just a Hero, isn't it?) and Rico asks what's on his mind.

Your call, Sir Cray. I'll go with either.

Or... should I skip ahead a few hours? I don't really think you can do much on your first day in Spielburg Valley aside from grind, free the fox, buy stuff in town and explore the valley a bit before night comes.

- Listening to Conquests of Camelot music (Digital) the "Ship to Gaza" music sounds familiar somehow... maybe it's just me.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on October 29, 2012, 10:08:00 AM
-Kind of listening to two of my amigos discuss C#
-Tiiiiiiiiiiired
-Worrying for the peeps on the other side of the country.  :-\ You East coasters are in my prayers!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 29, 2012, 07:49:28 PM
-About to watch The Walking Dead! (season 2)
-Being happy about today's event :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on October 29, 2012, 09:14:15 PM
WALKING DEAD!!!  <3
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on October 29, 2012, 10:18:17 PM
-Listening to music
-Not knowing what to do with my thoughts
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on October 29, 2012, 10:24:56 PM
-Listening to music
-Not knowing what to do with my thoughts
^ This, 100%. I'm all pensive and weird right now.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on October 30, 2012, 07:06:19 AM
-discussing the nerf of Deathfire Grasp (in League of Legends) on facebook
-running models :-\
-hoping my browser doesn't crash... again
-thinking about lunch
-rereading my journal club paper sort of
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 30, 2012, 08:15:13 AM
- Admiring Haids' new avatar.

- Writing notes for a grammar presentation I have today. This shouldn't take long...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on October 30, 2012, 09:18:37 AM
I am being super excited because it's release day!!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on October 30, 2012, 11:49:45 AM
-sneezing my head off apparently
-debating whether to arrive at Capoeira 30 or 15 minutes early to get the pandeiro lesson
-listening to music
-not looking forward to doing ALL OF THE GRADING FOREVER later this evening :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on October 30, 2012, 01:25:54 PM
- Admiring Haids' new avatar.
;] Thank you! I had actually forgotten that I changed it...

-not looking forward to doing ALL OF THE GRADING FOREVER later this evening :-\
You is a teacher, chile. That's what you teachers does! :(

-Drinking a triple twenty-four Snickers mocha
-About to borrow Dad's printer since mine has been devoid of ink since February :P
-Enjoying my solitude for the moment
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 30, 2012, 01:35:30 PM
-not looking forward to doing ALL OF THE GRADING FOREVER later this evening :-\
You is a teacher, chile. That's what you teachers does! :(
He's not a teacher, he's a grad student. :P And I suspect it's not that kind of grading. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on October 30, 2012, 01:36:29 PM
But isn't he a teacher's aide...? **Is suddenly plunged into the depths of confusion***

-Downloading COGNITION!!!! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Jafar on October 30, 2012, 02:48:03 PM
-Stewing in the gravy of a losing streak :P

-Trying to glue my confidence back together...it was shaped like a dodecahedron, right?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on October 30, 2012, 03:05:24 PM
-not looking forward to doing ALL OF THE GRADING FOREVER later this evening :-\
You is a teacher, chile. That's what you teachers does! :(
He's not a teacher, he's a grad student. :P And I suspect it's not that kind of grading. :P
I suppose technically it is two sorts of grading: grading C labs (bleh!) and grading in TKD and Capoeira (but I think I'm good for both of those... just gotta get my dobuk cleaned and pressed by next Friday :yes:)

Speaking as a  Southerner, Haids, it's "chil'", with an apostrophe. :P XD (Why, yes, I'm even picky about substandard diction and the representation of accents/dialects.)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 30, 2012, 03:20:25 PM
- Being absolutely aggravated. I've got 3 phones, charged and on and of course the important phone call goes through somewhere else that DOESN'T WORK.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc463dTFGG1qa6z3eo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: tessspoon on October 30, 2012, 03:50:57 PM
- Being absolutely aggravated. I've got 3 phones, charged and on and of course the important phone call goes through somewhere else that DOESN'T WORK.
:-\

-Getting back from work
-Downloading Cognition :D
-Waiting for dinner to be ready.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on October 30, 2012, 10:04:01 PM
Speaking as a  Southerner, Haids, it's "chil'", with an apostrophe. :P XD (Why, yes, I'm even picky about substandard diction and the representation of accents/dialects.)
Is it really? Wow. Then I guess Roberta was wrong when she was writing Celie's dialogue in Colonel's Bequest (which was my basis for my online accent), wasn't she?  :o

-Listening to the Tangled soundtrack. Whoops, it just switched to the Titanic soundtrack. So I guess we're on the T's of my playlist, are we?
-Sort of writing, sort of not
-Feeling a little overheated in my face, not to mention my scratchy throat. Grrrrrrrr. Why did I have to say ANYTHING about my iron immune system? With any luck, I'll kick it by tomorrow. That's what usually happens! **Crosses fingers**
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on October 30, 2012, 10:38:25 PM
When I took English in 7th grade, we were reading Driving Miss Daisy and one of the characters said "chile." I know it was spelled that way because the person reading pronounced it like the pepper. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on October 31, 2012, 09:42:56 AM
- finally having time to post here for the first time in a while
- watching a movie
- enjoying my day off
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on October 31, 2012, 12:34:44 PM
Hi, Carla! Good to see you! :D

(Posted on: October 31, 2012, 12:19:31 PM)


-Trying to glue my confidence back together...it was shaped like a dodecahedron, right?
That's the shape of many virus particles. Jafar, your confidence is a virus? :o
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on October 31, 2012, 12:40:38 PM
-Waiting for my second batch of pumpkin cookies to bake. Good way to spend Halloween, right?
-Listening to 1985 by Bowling for Soup
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Jafar on October 31, 2012, 12:47:35 PM
Jafar, your confidence is a virus? :o
Does that mean I can infect people with go-getem attitudes? XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on October 31, 2012, 01:03:14 PM
XD

(Posted on: October 31, 2012, 12:52:09 PM)


Does that mean I can infect people with go-getem attitudes? XD
Is that
Does that mean I can infect people (with go-getem attitudes)?

or
Does that mean I can infect (people with go-getem attitudes)?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Jafar on October 31, 2012, 01:16:00 PM
Ulp! The Grammar Police!


-Fleeing the Grammar Police
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on October 31, 2012, 01:53:11 PM
I'm back in Boston finally! After three days of being waylaid in Texas! It's good to be home :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on October 31, 2012, 02:19:28 PM
BUT I LOVE TEXAS KATIE!!!!

-making a new rule that no one can visit Texas without me.
-debating whether or not people should be allowed to live in Texas without me.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on October 31, 2012, 04:53:43 PM
LOL Questie <3

- Thinking of how much I had missed questie cuz he's insane and stuff <3
- Being all sneezy and whatever, allergies :(
- Since pain killers are not doing the trick today, I am using harsh language with my knee. Maybe that'd do the trick, running out of ideas now.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 31, 2012, 05:28:54 PM
Questie, do you know that Erik's family lives in Texas? :P

-just got back from supper at Qdoba
-not being able to get up from the computer because Immy is in my lap
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on October 31, 2012, 06:50:07 PM
-Got my email usage from 17% to 12% by deleting all political emails and many old attachment emails.
-Looking forward to cheap candy tomorrow. :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 31, 2012, 08:49:48 PM
BUT I LOVE TEXAS KATIE!!!!

-making a new rule that no one can visit Texas without me.
-debating whether or not people should be allowed to live in Texas without me.
I live here in Houston (Humble, pronounced like the emotion, no silent 'h') Sir Cray.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on October 31, 2012, 09:11:24 PM
Austin was pretty nice, actually, I must say. But it's nice to be home :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on October 31, 2012, 10:06:21 PM
Questie, do you know that Erik's family lives in Texas? :P
Yes. So do two of my BFFs, one of my cousins, this guy I met this one time who gave me singularly the best hug I have ever experienced (and he's super cute too!), my absolute hands-down favorite bartender, plus no less than three... er...ahem.... models I'm a fan of. (Don't ask. I'm not telling you any more than that. :P)

And all of them live there without me, and it doesn't seem to eat away at their conscience at all. Inconceivable.

And Katie -- Austin is the only part of Texas I've actually been too. But it was amaaazing. Where did you stay? What did you do? Where did you go? Have you posted your photos from being there yet? I'll post mine if you post yours! (Though, really, actually, I don't think it's appropriate for me to post pictures involving that much alcohol so I'm not going to post most of mine. :P)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on November 01, 2012, 12:52:23 AM
Fixed a critical Episode 2 bug. :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 01, 2012, 06:20:28 AM
Speaking as a  Southerner, Haids, it's "chil'", with an apostrophe. :P XD (Why, yes, I'm even picky about substandard diction and the representation of accents/dialects.)
Is it really? Wow. Then I guess Roberta was wrong when she was writing Celie's dialogue in Colonel's Bequest (which was my basis for my online accent), wasn't she?  :o

I'd say "yes", actually... Grammar is so prickly and sticklery that it has standard ways of representing things that are substandard. The point of using the apostrophe in this case is to mark that it is irregular and is not something else that might otherwise be standard. There's no way around it for, say, "Southe'n" (b/c someone might read "Southen" with a hard/tense ou sound (ow in how, as in south)... and that just doesn't work). The flip side of this is that to people whose accent IS the one being represented "Why on earth would you write "c-h-i-l-'" for "c-h-i-l-d", child?" (But, then, how do you read "child" at the end of that? :P). Anyway, the elision or silencing of certain sounds is marked by the apostrophe in general (even in things that are considered standard).


-being tired and groggy all day today (because that's what I do apparently)
-needing to step away from discussions of dialect... the voice in my head is getting stuck in Southe'n... *shudders*
-awaiting journal club...
-thinking I want a snack...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on November 01, 2012, 07:35:31 AM
Cray: we stayed a Marriott south of the river...and mostly, I worked, heh :) The thing about an online virtual office is that it goes anywhere you go! But we also briefly went to 6th Street (which on a Monday evening at 7 was...deserted and kinda sketchy!) and ate at Stubb's BBQ one night, went to an improv show at The Institution another night, and went to Guero's Taco Bar with a local friend our last night there.

No pictures really--sorry! But I welcome seeing yours :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on November 01, 2012, 03:21:22 PM
-Listening to Christmas music
-Amused by my new avatar
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on November 01, 2012, 03:43:55 PM
- Information overload, need to pace myself with mail, phone calls... @.@
- Need today to be like 30 hours long
- Want cookies :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on November 01, 2012, 04:03:05 PM
Say, I have chocolate chip cookies over here that will go bad if not eaten before we get home. Should I send them your way? :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on November 01, 2012, 04:30:42 PM
I baked a couple dozen pumpkin cookies yesterday. *offers Say a cookie*
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on November 01, 2012, 10:00:24 PM
This is why I love you all <3 You're too wonderful for words <3 <3 <3

- Listening to music, or trying to with this crazy headache.
- Posting! posting posting :D
- Wishing I could just ease up my mind and go to bed, hate when you're about to rest your head on your pillow them your mind starts to race about every single thing you didn't do during the day that you think you should had *screams*
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on November 01, 2012, 11:18:44 PM
Cray: we stayed a Marriott south of the river...and mostly, I worked, heh :) The thing about an online virtual office is that it goes anywhere you go! But we also briefly went to 6th Street (which on a Monday evening at 7 was...deserted and kinda sketchy!)
I think I was there during like a vacation week for schools. It wasn't ever deserted (sometimes sketchy though :P) even on Monday. We went several times. Sightseeing during the day, draaaaankin' at night.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on November 02, 2012, 09:06:52 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-c9ORN5r7Zq0/T0qSyUfD7PI/AAAAAAAAAPY/EwcIXNGQLNA/s1600/tumblr_lzjfkmKe3r1r6uoa8o1_500_large.jpg)
- Do want *drools* (seriously need to delete this photo from my desktop lol, have been staring at it since last night hahaha)
- Listening to moosik! >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUFs_1vKYlY&list=UU8ey1FYCmgHPa9f5KxWb0mw
- Working on old work stuff, sad panda.
- Working on new work stuff!, excited anxious panda! lol
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on November 02, 2012, 09:54:58 AM
I baked a couple dozen pumpkin cookies yesterday. *offers Say a cookie*
But is it a SUPAH DUPAH ALMIGHTY COOKIE?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on November 02, 2012, 10:04:27 AM
What a blast from the past hahaha, lookie what I found!! :D


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Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on November 02, 2012, 10:33:06 AM
Hi, Carla! Good to see you! :D

(Posted on: October 31, 2012, 12:19:31 PM)

Hi!  :D It's good to be back, even if it's not for long  :)

- enjoying a few hours of relaxation before my busy weekend officially starts
- listening to music
- editing this just to say that the pics of cookies are making me hungry XD

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on November 02, 2012, 10:36:27 AM
That's the shape of many virus particles. Jafar, your confidence is a virus? :o
It seems I was confused - virus particles are often icosahedral, not dodecahedral. It's been too long since I did virology. :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 02, 2012, 11:55:18 AM
Hi, Carla! Good to see you! :D

(Posted on: October 31, 2012, 12:19:31 PM)


-Trying to glue my confidence back together...it was shaped like a dodecahedron, right?
That's the shape of many virus particles. Jafar, your confidence is a virus? :o

Of course it is!! Everything is viruses you know! From luck to confidence to charisma!! cf. Red Dwarf s5e4 :yes:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on November 02, 2012, 11:57:06 AM
- Being forever surprised and amazed at how wonderful the forum frands are. When I grow up, I wanna be just like Delling, he's my role model now.
- Wishing I had cookies, still. I know.
- Crazy storm coming this way *screams*
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 02, 2012, 12:25:04 PM
(http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270804_10100257102656139_2112445427_n.jpg)

Will meringue cookies do? :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on November 02, 2012, 12:39:54 PM
Those are yummy, but it's sooo not the same :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 02, 2012, 01:03:12 PM
I couldn't find a picture of the "easy chocolate drop" cookies... :-\ (and for some reason, I don't bake chocolate chip cookies... at least, not regularly, and not from scratch usually)...

-being tired
-having a sore throat :( ...and periodically a runny nose
-realizing that this means I'll probably be sick... while I'm waiting in line to update my immigration card :-\ (you have to physically go out to the office in the wee hours of the morning because if you aren't in the queue when the place opens, you may not get a ticket, and if you don't get a ticket, you won't be seen, so you'll have to do it... again... quelle joie)

-having my ASGI presentation and TKD grading on the same day next week... one word for that: FUN ::)
-but hey, I no longer feel like I'm going to explode because of ALL OF THE THINGS!!... so, there's that...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on November 02, 2012, 10:27:44 PM
-Trying to feel good about sending out a job app today.
-Glad this week is over. Emotions hit me hard for a few days. I had the worst crying spout for no reason. It's embarrassing to think about.
-Hoping I find out the reason for all this.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on November 02, 2012, 10:52:32 PM
-yawning

Once more, my schedule is overwhelming, I know.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on November 03, 2012, 08:58:57 AM
- Not looking forward to next week
- Reading the news
- Feeling a bit sad
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on November 03, 2012, 09:49:53 AM
-sniffling
-being too lazy to charge my phone
-overwhelmed by my responsibilities :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 03, 2012, 07:36:37 PM
-Writing chapter 4 of QFG1, while a very inappropriate track from kq3r plays during me writing a battle/chase scene. What track? Track 125- Cave Puzzle.

Poor Marcus and Finn. Marcus has his sword arm broken, and Finn is out of Mana.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on November 04, 2012, 02:14:48 AM
That's the shape of many virus particles. Jafar, your confidence is a virus? :o
It seems I was confused - virus particles are often icosahedral, not dodecahedral. It's been too long since I did virology. :-\
I feel stupid now. :(

-Getting up.
-Candy. :P
-CAT! <3
-Greek. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 04, 2012, 04:22:02 AM
-being sick :(
-feeling crummy :(
-gonna go see about gettin' breakfast and coffee :yes:

-donating to a friend's movember thingy: linky (http://us.movember.com/mospace/4661649) (also known as shameless plug)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on November 04, 2012, 09:02:12 AM
-working on my Wiki (http://highfantasy.wikia.com) -- which is part of a "Fantasy Fellowship" webring now! :D I've never been part of a webring before!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 04, 2012, 09:18:11 AM
A what?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on November 04, 2012, 11:58:03 AM
Quote
Web definitions

    A webring (or web ring) is a collection of websites linked together in a circular structure, and usually organized around a specific theme, often educational or social. They were popular in the 1990s and early 2000s, particularly among amateur websites, but have since become quite rare.


And according to their wiki, it says "The Encyclopedia of the Arcane is an ever-growing resource, full of the mystical and magical knowledge of many universes!" and it continues "A Wiki for the sword and sorcery genre, and serves as a resource for fans, writers, arists, and roleplayers"

Sounds pretty awesomesauce, Questiefrand <3


What am I doing now:

- Being aggravated, some people are beyond rude and obnoxious and I dislike them. (A different community, of course)
- Trying to stay focused, but it's hard right now.
- Feeling overwhealmed. It goes up, it goes down - I want consistent results.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 04, 2012, 03:40:55 PM
-staying up all night to go to the immigration office
-approaching (I've got a good... hour and a half) that time of night when coffee and energy supplements will be called upon to replace sleep...

-not sure when I should head up to the immigration office: midnight or 1 am? stupid queues... stupid bureaucracy... *grumbles*

-oh... grumbling
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on November 04, 2012, 04:19:45 PM
What community?! Can we go be rude for you?! :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on November 04, 2012, 07:09:54 PM
-Being awake
-A result of which: Still having a migraine. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on November 04, 2012, 11:30:23 PM
What community?! Can we go be rude for you?! :P

Absolutely I'll keep you informed if I need back up :P <3

-A result of which: Still having a migraine. :(

Feeel beetteeerrrr. I missss youuuuuu  :hug:



Oh yeah, I forgot to post my crap lol.

- Listening to music, or something. Can't concentrate. It's late and I'm beyond stressed out and feeling a bit sicky pooh. I prob shouldn't have had coffee for dinner >.>
- Totally nagging questie <3 <3 <3
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on November 04, 2012, 11:35:19 PM
-reading a FB message from my ex. Really, what part of "Never talk to me again" is unclear? Like, I don't care what new revelations you've had about how you're a terrible person or whatever. Seriously. The biggest problem in our relationship is that you *never* could do anything I asked.... so messaging me every six months when I keep telling you not to be in contact with me only proves you're STILL a jerkface.
-not being surprised that my ex is still a jerkface
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on November 04, 2012, 11:53:27 PM
Can I tell him he's a jerkfase? <3
And wtf, block and delete that bish. It's so unfair to you to go through that every damn time he decides it's time to go to whatever memory lane just because right now sucks so bad. Boo hoo, go away and die in a fiery fire, ktnxbai.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 05, 2012, 06:40:29 AM
-being disappoint
-having met Frigidam, Malam Reginam Occidentalis, being able to say that she has indeed not left the Galway Garda Immigration office for parts graciously unknown (but I'm sure people would like to arrange her travel there)

-not being done with immigration
-needing to get some other form of proof of insurance ::) (apparently, what I've used for the last two years isn't good enough for Frigidae carae... I'm so not bitter... what!? Stop looking at me like that... I'm not.)

(Posted on: November 05, 2012, 12:52:16 PM)


-being in the office...
-being tired...
-being really, really hungry :(
-wishing he could leave (I'm really just here to get a new letter from the International Office... ::))
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on November 05, 2012, 09:26:33 AM
-Hugging Brandon
-Writing fascism stuff. :P
-Being fully aware of all that I have to do and slightly freaking out.
-Being high. :( Again. *sighs*
-Wishing I had time to watch V for Vendetta today.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 05, 2012, 11:21:01 AM
- About to post QFG1 chapter 3 here, on QfMGf and FF.Net. FINALLY!!! You happy Sir Cray?

- Working on next chapter already! Hooray! :D

- Wondering if Say would like my stories on here and if she'll be my friend/frand?

- Happy that I'm at a place where the internet is hooked up (my college) so I can post things again, aside from my phone. My desktop, which will be hooked up to Grandma's internet, needs to be set up first.

- Eating lunch. Smucker's Uncrustables Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Sandwich and Classic Coca Cola as per usual. Mmmm! I don't care what my Yoga teacher says, I've had the same eating habits for over a decade and I'm doing just fine.

- Uh... can somebody reply to the Quest for Glory 1: So You Want To Be a Hero thread please? I got that stupid "this message exceeds the 20000 character limit" message and I don't want to split it up again! Sir Cray, can you review it or something?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on November 05, 2012, 12:21:14 PM
-being sick :(
-feeling crummy :(
- Being aggravated, some people are beyond rude and obnoxious and I dislike them. (A different community, of course)
- Trying to stay focused, but it's hard right now.
- Feeling overwhealmed. It goes up, it goes down - I want consistent results.
-Being awake
-A result of which: Still having a migraine. :(
You guys! :( Sounds like you all need a big pink hug from Haids!! :hug: <3 <3 <3 Let's all smile now!! :)

-Feeling the effect of coffee in my coffee hands (I've made like 314,789 typos in the past five minutes!)
-Humming the new Bruno Mars song. Not sure if I like it, it kind of a lot reminds me of Sting and the Police.
-Yearning for home...soft, warm bed...soft, warm dogs...soft, warm toast...:pleased:
-Waiting for the teacher to come back and TEACH US SOME DAMN HTML!!! Come ONE, broski, we've skipped it gfor like a week in a row!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 05, 2012, 12:38:06 PM
- Preparing to go to Yoga class soon.

- starting to panic as I look at my account at FanFiction.Net... I go to Manage Stories (after uploading chapter 3 into Doc Manager to great success)... and there's NOTHING THERE! I know my stories aren't gone and deleted, because i can find them in the Miscellaneous Games section and the Quest For glory section respectfully. If the other two from like, four years ago were gone, I wouldn't have cared since I think thery suck anyway.

But, what do I do if I-- oh. I'd logged in wrong. Heh heh, false alarm!

Okay, I'm fine. Crisis averted!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on November 05, 2012, 07:08:34 PM
-Catching up. So much to doooooooooooo
-Wondering why are there so many songs about rainbows
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on November 05, 2012, 08:39:44 PM

- Wondering if Say would like my stories on here and if she'll be my friend/frand?


YES
linky me linky me!


PS: I just got home from having a horrifying long / late hospital day, and I'm reading through some threads briefly and your post is one of the few (perhaps the one and only) I will reply for tonight. Feel speshul, you ish.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Cez on November 05, 2012, 08:51:52 PM
WHAT ABOUT ME???
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on November 06, 2012, 10:25:20 AM
-Wondering why are there so many songs about rainbows
Why, what's on the other side?

-Waiting to see if class will start after Tim gave us some time to register for next quarter
-Catching up on the overwhelmingly active forum. :highfive:
-Chewing gum. But it's starting to lose its flavor so it's kinda like chewing on semisweet rubber. Eh.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on November 06, 2012, 12:15:48 PM
-Eating candy and being productive.
-Aching to play more of the new Layton game!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on November 06, 2012, 07:09:19 PM
- BREAKING THINGS: nails, internet, my pc, my mechanical pencil... mah brain :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on November 06, 2012, 10:01:37 PM
-Watching the news. O_O
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on November 07, 2012, 01:12:55 AM
- About to post QFG1 chapter 3 here, on QfMGf and FF.Net. FINALLY!!! You happy Sir Cray?
The mutton is pleased.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on November 07, 2012, 01:59:22 AM
- Going through my Dad's stuff. I don't even know what I'm doing.

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 07, 2012, 10:37:02 AM

- Wondering if Say would like my stories on here and if she'll be my friend/frand?


YES
linky me linky me!


PS: I just got home from having a horrifying long / late hospital day, and I'm reading through some threads briefly and your post is one of the few (perhaps the one and only) I will reply for tonight. Feel speshul, you ish.
Awww! :)

Here's my King's Quest 5 fanfic: http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=11967.0

And, my Quest For Glory 1 fanfic respectfully: http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=12025.0

Leave a post on either (or both) and tell me what you think so far!
- About to post QFG1 chapter 3 here, on QfMGf and FF.Net. FINALLY!!! You happy Sir Cray?
The mutton is pleased.

 :rofl:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on November 07, 2012, 12:31:07 PM
Since we are talking about fan fictions... mine is http://nsync-fiction.com/archive/viewstory.php?sid=2441

Anyway, carry on.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on November 07, 2012, 01:00:24 PM
-Sighing.
-Wishing my body weren't so messed up. XP
-Getting more oxy.
-Deciding to do an hour of Greek and then go to bed.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on November 07, 2012, 03:40:06 PM
-Changing my pants (I freaking HATE that I work with kids and I'm not allowed to wear jeans! >:()
-Feeling slightly guilty that I missed school today
-Texting my amiga
-'Bout to leave
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on November 07, 2012, 03:56:09 PM
-Changing my pants (I freaking HATE that I work with kids and I'm not allowed to wear jeans! >:()


Hahah and I can't wear Jeans :P Pants is all I wear D: well, and skirts :)


-Glad most of the day is over.
-Missing coffee *tear*
-A tiny bit worried... lol
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 07, 2012, 04:13:06 PM
-feelin' crummy :( (mostly just because I am WAY too busy  :sweating: :bomb:)
-about to go to bed
-gonna shower first
-feeling like I should do more tonight
-thinking I'll probably be fine with my planned work schedule for tomorrow... :yes: :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on November 08, 2012, 06:41:13 PM
-packing for the next trip
-looking at Zara all curled up in the chair next to me
-wondering how the kitties are handling us being gone so much lately
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on November 08, 2012, 08:34:52 PM
-watching Burn Notice
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on November 09, 2012, 10:31:02 AM
-Unneccearily worrying about talking to my boss today
-Pretending to listen to Tim talk to us about Access and Excel
-Wishing I had more coffee
-Copying and pasting "Sample Netflix Data" onto my flash drive (R2D2!! :D)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 09, 2012, 12:02:50 PM
-survived mah presentation... wasn't that bad actually...
-TKD grading was postponed... so *is at home*
-being tired
-being kinda sorta happy... (perhaps the term is more accurately "not busy"/destressing)
-wondering where Deloria is :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 09, 2012, 01:12:20 PM
- Playing Zoo Tycoon, being happy that Marine Mania/Dinosaur Digs actually installed and is working, and is happy the "Xanadu crash glitch" is gone.

- Waiting for Research and Conservation to finish on Zoo Tycoon. This is going to take a while...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on November 09, 2012, 01:39:04 PM
-Thinking my room needs straightened up
-Surprised at how good my memory is
-Thinking up ideas for Four Winds
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on November 09, 2012, 02:38:29 PM
- Playing Zoo Tycoon, being happy that Marine Mania/Dinosaur Digs actually installed and is working, and is happy the "Xanadu crash glitch" is gone.

- Waiting for Research and Conservation to finish on Zoo Tycoon. This is going to take a while...
I LOVE ZOO TYCOON! I got it for my 20th birthday and five years later it's still a favorite! XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on November 09, 2012, 04:56:50 PM
-Cleaning my house after finding out that Tadpole and Saavik destroyed it by eating my music cd's and dvd's.  >:(
-Working on TSL stuff before a meeting starts
-TGIF need I say more.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: icarus on November 10, 2012, 08:06:48 AM
-listening to music (Celtic Woman - Caledonia)
-playing a game
-planning when to build my new model houses
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on November 10, 2012, 05:46:46 PM
-Freezing
-Wondering if perhaps I run up and down the stairs several times I will warm up
-Working on bullsh*t stuff for work that will only apply to me for another year.  :sleepy:
-Waiting for my friend to finish dinner so that we can bake and murder each other in Uno. :devil:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on November 10, 2012, 07:34:15 PM
-second guessing my opinion now. *sigh* I over think things.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: icarus on November 11, 2012, 07:32:52 AM
-celebrating someting like tea day...  ??? Does that exist?  ::)
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a311/icarus1980/S5032447.jpg
well actualy I was cutting teabag holders so I kan make cards from them. I believe I'm tea/drunk if I count all those bags. It's from drinking tea from more than a year.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 12, 2012, 03:31:25 AM
-paging through forum spam...
-listening to this: SPAM!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o) :D
-just getting into the office :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on November 12, 2012, 06:52:35 AM
-Warming up in Cocoonia.
-Eating a tangerine.
-Being somewhat amused at being offered crystal meth earlier. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 12, 2012, 07:05:45 AM
-discovering a forum meta-game: as you read through a page, center Deloria's avatar so that the girl is in the middle and you can see equal amounts of the border on both sides :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on November 12, 2012, 07:08:22 AM
-paging through forum spam...
-listening to this: SPAM!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o) :D
Yes! But does nobody realize that the first two items have no spam? :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 12, 2012, 07:26:54 AM
-paging through forum spam...
-listening to this: SPAM!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o) :D
Yes! But does nobody realize that the first two items have no spam? :P
Clearly not even the occupants of the bit realize that. :P Listening comprehension fail. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on November 12, 2012, 09:54:37 AM
- wishing the spambots didn't keep finding ways around the filters!  :furious:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on November 12, 2012, 01:45:22 PM
-discovering a forum meta-game: as you read through a page, center Deloria's avatar so that the girl is in the middle and you can see equal amounts of the border on both sides :P

Guess what I'm doing now... XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 12, 2012, 04:14:20 PM
-discovering a forum meta-game: as you read through a page, center Deloria's avatar so that the girl is in the middle and you can see equal amounts of the border on both sides :P

Guess what I'm doing now... XD
It begins... mwahahahaha :suffer:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on November 12, 2012, 10:59:11 PM
-centering Deloria's avatar
-winning at the new forum game
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 13, 2012, 08:46:41 AM
- Happy I finally got something good for a scene I've been working on for the last TWO MONTHS in chapter 6 of KQ5. Thanks a lot, Delling! Thanks for giving me writers block for two months. Oh, and when I do put the chapter on here and one of your possible replies is, "I was expecting something better than that." you know what I'll say?

I'll say: Expecting a better scene? TOO BAD! WALUIGI TIME!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on November 13, 2012, 08:48:57 AM
Sweetie, are you feeling okay? :P

-In class
-Stressing about how I'm terrible at art.
-Being starving. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on November 13, 2012, 10:39:48 AM
OKAY, THAT'S IT. I AM GOING TO AMPUTATE MY HEAD IF THIS DOESN'T STOP SOON.

-Headache. :(
-Drinking a sancerre.
-Finishing up a three-hour calc session.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 13, 2012, 12:21:59 PM
Sweetie, are you feeling okay? :P

-In class
-Stressing about how I'm terrible at art.
-Being starving. :(
I'm fine, just working off annoyance. Well, that's done.

Or were you talking to Deloria?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on November 13, 2012, 01:08:33 PM
- wishing the spambots didn't keep finding ways around the filters!  :furious:
This.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 13, 2012, 02:54:53 PM
- Happy I finally got something good for a scene I've been working on for the last TWO MONTHS in chapter 6 of KQ5. Thanks a lot, Delling! Thanks for giving me writers block for two months. Oh, and when I do put the chapter on here and one of your possible replies is, "I was expecting something better than that." you know what I'll say?

I'll say: Expecting a better scene? TOO BAD! WALUIGI TIME!
:sleepy:
...
...
...
........................


...  :sleepy: ...
... k
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on November 13, 2012, 03:13:39 PM
Sweetie, are you feeling okay? :P

-In class
-Stressing about how I'm terrible at art.
-Being starving. :(
I'm fine, just working off annoyance. Well, that's done.

Or were you talking to Deloria?
Nobody talks to me. :( I have to pretend to be a figment to get any attention at all.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Jafar on November 13, 2012, 03:30:02 PM
I talk to you! :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 14, 2012, 07:17:00 PM
So do I!

-Writing more before bed. It's coming together! :)

-Listening to Alex Clare's "Too Close" and now that I've heard it in full, I have to ask... Why in the world would you choose a song about a break-up to advertise your spiffy new speedy version of Internet Explorer?! Yes, it IS a very good song (although unless the swordfight/staff fight was supposed to be symbolic of a couple fighting, it has a strange music video. I miss the days when music videos had, y'know... Comprehensible plots instead of random scenes jumbled together) but unless the commercial is trying to say, "Sorry IE8, I need to see other browsers," I don't get it.

-Is happy that her Internet is being fixed tomorrow, and that her printer is working again.

(Posted on: November 13, 2012, 07:33:23 PM)


- Eating ice cream while working on her paper and listening to the soundtrack to La Mulana. How ironic that I'm writing a paper about indie gaming becoming more popuar and I'm listening to an OST from an indie game and typing this on an indie developer's website!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on November 14, 2012, 10:49:51 PM
-trying to find the thread on these forums about the Hero-U Kickstarter..... I could have sworn there was one!  :S
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 15, 2012, 03:31:44 AM
Sweetie, are you feeling okay? :P

-In class
-Stressing about how I'm terrible at art.
-Being starving. :(
I'm fine, just working off annoyance. Well, that's done.

Or were you talking to Deloria?
Nobody talks to me. :( I have to pretend to be a figment to get any attention at all.

I talk to you! :P

So do I!

...Don't look at me... I thought she was a figment. ;P

-being frustrated
-being in the office
-trying to work
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 17, 2012, 07:58:28 PM
- Homework done for the day. PowerPoint looks super easy, especially since the ribbon is very similar to Word in terms of features and mot of the stuff I think I eiter remember from my last computer class last semester or I could discover on my own.

- Got done watching 20 EPISODES of Dilandau3000's Let's Play of Mass Effect today! I'm finally starting on that LP series now that he's done with 3. And yes, I watched those 20 episodes in one go.

- Listening to stuff from Quest Studios thanks to my brand new SyncUP! No more tinny audio quality from my laptop.

A DAY PASSES...

- Writing my research paper final. Hey Cezar? You remember that interview with AdventureGamers where you talked about your experiences with making Cognition and The Silver Lining? I used a couple of your quotes in there! I hope you don't mind.

- Listening to Gabriel Knight music after Dilandau3000 finished GK3 today.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: icarus on November 19, 2012, 07:21:46 AM
Help, someone hat stolen my kitchen...
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a311/icarus1980/keuken2012/S5032452.jpg)
Wait it was me who did it. I´m placing a new one
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 19, 2012, 05:59:20 PM
- Writing MORE of chapter 6 of KQ5! Yeesh, this has reached 21 pages so far! This might be my longest chapter yet!

- Listening Conquests of Camelot soundtrack. Is it just me, or does the little fanfare for when you kill one of the wild boars sound suspiciously similar to the victory/RUN AWAY! theme from the original Quest for Glory after a battle is won/run away from?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on November 20, 2012, 06:21:16 AM
Holy sheep! 21 pages for a chapter? I couldn't write that much.

-Waking up
-Hoping today goes better than last night.
-Mentally preparing for my interview at 10.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on November 20, 2012, 09:53:22 AM
-waiting for the doorbell to ring
Why you ask? Because mom is going out and told me she needed someone to watch for the door. Obviously she's expecting someone. Who? That got left out.

I expect I'll be letting burglars into the house any minute. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Jafar on November 20, 2012, 10:54:27 AM
-Ding Dong Ditching Questie. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 20, 2012, 01:28:15 PM
- Happy that she finally figured out a rhyme for the 'Night Owl' spell in her fic.

"Let my eyes be bright, let me see all who prowl, let me not be afraid as I turn into a night owl."

Well, how's that?

And also am a tiny bit annoyed that I can't think of what a summary of Graham's First Quest would be. All I have is that he mentions, "Well, back when I was a lad there was this inn in my home town called The Prattling Pony..." and that's it.

Why am I asking for help on this, besides a nice little bit of backstory for Graham? Well, in my fic we've gotten to the point where Graham and Cedric are meeting the elves (or "The Fair Folk" as Cedric addresses them in his head) and are in their little underground community under the Dark Forest. Surely some of you know a few things about the Fay to combat them according to mythology and folklore, and I've referenced two of them already:

Equivalent Exchange. Albeit, a rather benign version of it. If Graham lets him go, he'll show him out of the forest. If Graham is going to get the shoes howeer, they both have to do something else for him. Graham (being a former knight after all) has to tell a story about one of his adventures, and Cedric has to play his flute for the elves since the leader liked it.

In fact, the way I wrote the puzzle was: Graham throws out one emerald (since it's shiny, and fairies like treasure right?), tried to grab the elf that gets it and misses as he runs back into the bushes.

He tries again, closer this time, and get the same result.

He tries one more time, dropping it right by his boots. All he has to do is bend down... the elf rushes out and grabs the emerald stabbing Graham in the leg with a sewing needle as he goes past.

But as the elf is running back to the bushes, Cedric takes out his flute and starts to play the song he'd played earlier when he was with Florica ("The Wallflowers" from KQ6! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9_yaMcME8Q&feature=related) and the elf stops running and starts dancing dropping the emerald in the process. This is the other reference to The Fair Folk mythology I put in: they love music!

As the elf is dancing, Graham puts out his honey trap, and you know what happens after that.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on November 20, 2012, 09:55:25 PM
Couple of things: I would say maybe "I shall know no fear as I transform into a night owl" -- I just think it sounds better. The second half of yours just sounds a little clumsy when I say it out loud.

As far Graham's first quest.... remember what I told you about not needing to know every single word from every single moment? You can just say what you came up with and then say, not in dialogue, that Graham told about his first quest.

Thiiiiiird.... I see what you're trying to do with the emeralds and the music, but if you have the elf grab the third gem before the honey is put down, someone has to grab the emerald *back* to put it in the honey. And the elf has to be so completely wrapped up in the music so as not to notice this at all, because even a really dumb elf is going to think something's fishy if he notices you just moved to gem while he's dancing instead of taking it back. It's another tricky spot for you.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 21, 2012, 02:18:53 PM
- Watching my second episode of MLP:FiM for today. Not too bad actually! :) I like it so far!

- Drinking a soda

- Following Sir Cray's advice
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on November 22, 2012, 09:50:33 AM
-Preparing gravy and mashed potatoes!
-Listening to Warmen
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on November 22, 2012, 01:30:06 PM
-in Texas again, this time to celebrate Thanksgiving
-glad my lemon and pumpkin pies are done
-waiting for 5:00 so that I can start on the baked potato casserole

Yum!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on November 22, 2012, 06:21:31 PM
-waking up for work at 8:30 pm
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 24, 2012, 02:29:03 PM
-trying to decide whether or not to head back out for this TKD thing...
-thinking it is miserably cold outside... :-\
-weighing cold but drinks against warm and video games...

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 24, 2012, 06:14:33 PM
- Watching Dilandau3000's LP of Myst 1. Just 9 more parts (not counting the three bonus endings) and I can finally move on to this so called "Riven" he speak of so often. Ah, I see that was his first LP, so I can see how one of my new favorite Let's Players began...

- Eating Lays potato chips.

- OMG! WHERE DID QUEST FOR MORE GLORY FORUMS GO?! IT'S GONE!!!  :(

-WHAT?! SPACE QUEST III ISN'T BEING MADE BY IA ANYMORE?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Space Quest II was actually the game that got me to trust you guys, and think "Huh! They might not be such a bad company after all!" So... I guess that To Be Continued at the end, might as well say "...Never."
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on November 24, 2012, 08:13:03 PM
??? IA never were making SQIII.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 25, 2012, 08:27:54 PM
B-b-but what about the ending of SQ2 they did? Where they showed a preview of what SQ3 would look like before the credits rolled?

If they weren't planning to remake it, then why show that at all?

(Posted on: November 24, 2012, 11:22:06 PM)


- Watching Death Battles on youtube. Hmm... I wonder if any of the royal family of Daventry would stand a chance...?

- Ahhh! I LOVE when I get awesome ideas for scenes in my stories! But... unless they meet that Mantray with the lopped off stinger again, my scene idea is going to have to wait until Trial by fire. I'll give you a hint: If the enemies can work together, so can the Heroes!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on November 26, 2012, 01:41:34 PM
In a word, misocosmia.


In more than a word, well...

-being very, very, very annoyed with my insurance company: the person I spoke to on the phone at the start of the month told me that he would send out the paperwork I need the next day... I called today... they never mailed it... never contacted me to tell me the paperwork important for updating my immigration status wasn't on its way

-practicing violin
-skipping TKD b/c I just don't want to deal with getting up and going over there and dealing with people right now
-wishing I had a pdf printer
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 26, 2012, 03:07:36 PM
- Now I'm onto 27 PAGES on KQ5 chapter 6! Oh, quick question btw. Specifically a Four Winds article question: is the name of Prince Herbert's kingdom Grew or Grey? I saw both, unless Grey is supposed to be Alicia's kingdom.

Make that 30 pages, with 6,666 words so far!

I think I have waaaaay too much time on my hands!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on November 27, 2012, 03:00:18 PM
I think I have waaaaay too much time on my hands!
Enjoy it while you can. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 27, 2012, 08:57:37 PM
- Writing chapter 5 of QFG1 finally! :)

- Hmm... it's 9:55 PM right now, and I usually get up at 7:00 AM for my two classes tomorrow. Should I go to bed or not? I know I need to because I have something important tomorrow, but... I don't really feel sleepy.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on November 28, 2012, 01:24:09 AM
- Now I'm onto 27 PAGES on KQ5 chapter 6! Oh, quick question btw. Specifically a Four Winds article question: is the name of Prince Herbert's kingdom Grew or Grey? I saw both, unless Grey is supposed to be Alicia's kingdom.

Make that 30 pages, with 6,666 words so far!

I think I have waaaaay too much time on my hands!

I'll have to look over that article again and get back to you. I'm not sure. It was published several months ago.


-Thinking the wait has been as bad as I thought. But my answer may change come Thursday/Friday. I want this job SO BADLY.
-Sleepy. Why am I awake at 3:20 am?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 29, 2012, 03:22:47 PM
- Doing homework for Game Design class. Now we're actually making a video game with GameMaker and I've been tasked with providing music and sounds.

It's been harder than I thought, since while I've found good sounds, I haven't found good music aside from the Space Quest series.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on November 30, 2012, 09:33:24 AM
*ahem* TSL and Cognition have awesome music! I'm not sure if using it is allowed, though.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 30, 2012, 03:47:27 PM
Well yes I agree that they do! But... it wouldn't fit the game we're making.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on November 30, 2012, 06:27:46 PM
You tried searching SoundCloud.com?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on December 01, 2012, 10:39:52 AM
*ahem* TSL and Cognition have awesome music! I'm not sure if using it is allowed, though.

Well, that's quite rich to say. Specially given the background of TSL and what whole POS is about.


Isn't it just a school project, anyways? lol
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 01, 2012, 11:30:51 AM
Well, too late to give suggestions now! The project has already gotten the audio needed for the most part (unfortunately due to a mistake which involved us having to pay for each track, we ended up not using ANY of those tracks I picked!), and I've been changed duties. I'm on sprite duty since Josh has better experience than I do with audio anyway.

Kind of a shame, since wouldn't this be a great Boss Theme for a Space Shooter? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynMin_ZUXrY&list=PL3A7D35BA9390BCB6&index=14&feature=plpp_video

The reason we couldn't use the tracks I found at that one website was because in order to get them you have to sign up and pay. I don't know the reason why we didn't use this one though. Then again, the muic that IS being used is actually pretty good- 8-bit remixes of songs from Tron Legacy.

- Eating raisins for the first time in years.

- Reading PPC stuff on phone AND my desktop.

- Playing Pokemon HeartGold, training my team for the E4.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on December 03, 2012, 01:16:08 PM
*ahem* TSL and Cognition have awesome music! I'm not sure if using it is allowed, though.

Well, that's quite rich to say. Specially given the background of TSL and what whole POS is about.


Isn't it just a school project, anyways? lol
Well, I was guessing it would be ok, but I didn't want to presume.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 03, 2012, 06:28:23 PM
OMG! I'm a Great Oracle!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on December 04, 2012, 07:33:09 AM
Congrats!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 04, 2012, 08:01:13 PM
Thanks!

-Hmm... should I translate the toymakers lines into actual German just for fun? (yes, Cedric would understand that, and yes, Cedric is the one getting the sled, but he gives it to Graham right afterwards) or should I stick with the Gratuitous German mixed with English like in-game?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on December 04, 2012, 08:57:33 PM
- Posting in this thread.
- Starting the Unreal Tournament 3 campaign.
- Trying to find the blueprints I made of my college so I can make a map of it in the game.
- WHY DO THE ROBOTS HAVE BLOOD?!!

Edit:  It seems I need to pay attention to how emoticons work, though  ??? would've been more appropriate.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 04, 2012, 09:03:17 PM
...Whuh?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on December 04, 2012, 09:53:23 PM
Thanks!

-Hmm... should I translate the toymakers lines into actual German just for fun? (yes, Cedric would understand that
But would the readers understand it? Or is that not important?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on December 05, 2012, 10:07:13 AM
As long as it's clear what's happening, the German can provide a nice Bilingual Bonus, but don't ever make it so the conversation doesn't make sense without knowledge of both languages.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 05, 2012, 11:09:43 AM
That's what I'm doing for Quest for Glory actually: slipping in some German into my Heroes' speech.

btw, hey writerlove, did you ever find out the name of Herbert's kingdom? I'm THINKING it's Grey because it's used more than once, whereas Grew is used only once, but I just want to make sure.

Yay! Finally at the Swarthy Hog Inn! guess what, I gave Cedric a full name.

Cedric Archimedes Shannon. "kindly and loved", "contemplating, pondering", and "wise little owl"

As for Graham, I thought of one for him too (although I'm not sure if I'm gonna use it anywhere)

Graham Joshua Victor. Josh Mandel and Jason Michael Victor respectfully.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on December 05, 2012, 10:34:24 PM
He's Herbert of Greys.

-I'm helping! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on December 05, 2012, 11:40:07 PM
Ooops, totally forgot about that. Sorry :( I'll have to go back in the article and fix that error. A new Four Winds article is coming today, though. I will say that :)

-Getting sleepy
-Skyping with Adrienne
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on December 06, 2012, 03:00:21 AM
He's Herbert of Greys.

-I'm helping! :D
Fun fact: Dynasties and locations are not always the same! :D His name could be Herbert of Greys and he could rule Grew. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 06, 2012, 09:20:14 AM
I love how nobody commentated on the fact that I gave Graham and Cedric full names...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on December 06, 2012, 09:49:27 AM
Thanks!

-Hmm... should I translate the toymakers lines into actual German just for fun? (yes, Cedric would understand that
But would the readers understand it? Or is that not important?
I think it really depends on how well you speak it. I'd veer away from just using Google Translate or Babelfish because that won't seem at all authentic.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 06, 2012, 11:06:27 AM
What about the "Translate" option on Microsoft Word?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on December 06, 2012, 12:10:23 PM
What about the "ask-Deloria-to-translate-it-for-you-since-she-is-a-native-German-speaker" option? :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 06, 2012, 12:48:37 PM
...Deloria is German? Well, you learn something new every day!

What other languages does she speak?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on December 06, 2012, 02:03:34 PM
Deloria speaks German, among many other things. She is Swiss unless I'm mistaken. XD

But no, no online translator will reliably convey the meaning of what you're saying. It will generally sound laughably innaccurate, at best, miss the connotation entirely, or, at worst, say something horribly offensive. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 06, 2012, 02:29:58 PM
*sigh* I guess I'll change it back to English for now.

Here are the lines:

Toymaker: (to Cedric)  Guten-Tag, Cedric. Mit einem Auftrag für Herr. Crispin der zauberer?

(my original line was "Guten-Tag, Cedric. On an errand for Herr. Crispin der zauberer?" zauberer, if Quest for Glory didn't explain it, means Wizard/Magician)

Cedric: (to toymaker) Nein, eine Suche Für Einen König tatsächlich, zur Rettung seins Familie.

(my original line was, "No, a Quest for a king actually, to rescue his family.")

Even if you don't speak German, this next line should let you in on what he's talking about: "We need to head for the mountains, but I didn’t bring any money, so…" and he brings out the little gnome's marionette.

I've given the gnome's grandson a name as well: Halberg. An Old Norse name that translates to "rock mountain", and where are gnomes usually found? in mountains or underground or in the forest.

-Wishing she could put in the lyrics to The Bard's Song into her KQ5 fic, but... the album that song came on was released in 1992, and I like to keep my references to 1990 and back, KQ6 and TSL being exceptions.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on December 06, 2012, 02:51:41 PM
She is Swiss unless I'm mistaken.
Yes.
What other languages does she speak?
I think a better question would be what languages does she NOT know? :P (The same goes for Delling.)

and where are gnomes usually found?
In gardens? :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 06, 2012, 03:17:54 PM
but does she and Delling speak Klingon? Old One? Elvish? Whatever-the-language-that-is-spoken-in-LOTR-that-I-can't-remember-the-name-of-but-it-certainly-isn't-English?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on December 06, 2012, 03:22:25 PM
I don't know - I'll have to let them answer that. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on December 06, 2012, 04:07:02 PM
What about the "ask-Deloria-to-translate-it-for-you-since-she-is-a-native-German-speaker" option? :P
XD XD I love it when people mistakenly think me clever. :P It makes me squeal with delight. :P

but does she and Delling speak Klingon? Old One? Elvish? Whatever-the-language-that-is-spoken-in-LOTR-that-I-can't-remember-the-name-of-but-it-certainly-isn't-English?
Tolkien was a conlanger. :P The only conlang I intend to learn (and that's because I'm elitist and only want to know the best, the true roots, the thing behind all the things) is the PIE reconstruction. ;D

Delling has studied Gaelic, Mandarin, Attic, Latin, English, Spanish, French and dabbled in German.
Deloria has studied Attic, Latin, English, German and French. Delling's accomplishments are considerable. XD

-Inexplicably being awake, in pain, with a headache and depressed. :(
-Wishing I had a cat. :(
-Wishing I weren't so busy.
-Wishing my parents weren't so unbearably selfish and self-centered and fail at being parents.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 06, 2012, 04:35:01 PM
Attic? What, do you speak house too?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on December 06, 2012, 06:07:08 PM
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Old One?

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

Learning any more is pointless because our puny human speech apparatus can't form the words properly. There aren't many languages where "My mouth isn't up to it" is a fitting excuse. ;)

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Attic? What, do you speak house too?

Attic Greek. :) As in:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attica
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on December 06, 2012, 07:11:53 PM
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Old One?

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

Learning any more is pointless because our puny human speech apparatus can't form the words properly. There aren't many languages where "My mouth isn't up to it" is a fitting excuse. ;)

XD XD I love you. <3 I miss you reading AS to me. :( Darthkiwi's accomplishments are considerable too. :D

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Attic? What, do you speak house too?

Attic Greek. :) As in:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attica
Also known by certain elitists as "true Greek", "proper Greek", "real Greek", "the Greek of tragedies". :P


-THERE ARE IDIOTS IN THE BIG HALL ACROSS THE VILLAGE PLAYING VERY LOUD MUSIC AND HAVING A LIGHT SHOW AND I HAVE TO STUDY IN THE MORNING AND I CAN'T SLEEP AND BREATHING HURTS AND EVERYTHING SUCKS AND PNEUMONIA DOESN'T KILL PEOPLE ANYMORE SO WHY AM I DOING THIS?

*big sigh*

I just want to sleep. XP I so badly want to sleep. XP And I want a cat. XP And I miss you and not using you as a pillow feels weird. :(

Failing all that: I think there should be a purge. It will be known as The Great Delorian Purge and it will wipe all the glamour models, celebutants, reality tv "stars" and people who are famous for being famous and make no contribution to society off the face of the Earth. That's only the first phase though. Maybe then the others will learn not to be stupid, inconsiderate people and more phases won't be necessarily, in which case it will be known as The Tiny But Important Delorian Purge. It's just...celebutantes used to be so much better. XD They made actual contributions; they weren't just people to whom homage was paid in great literary works; they had their own accomplishments and that was why they were considered entitled to the inevitable fame that entertaining great artists gave them. And they weren't necessarily beautiful and yes, sometimes they did say stupid things too, but they were always furthering and nurturing either their own artistic goals or those of someone else. It annoys me to no end I can't be a productive member of society. XP I want to be productive. You know what would be awesome? Enceintment. And I know there are like three people who know what that means and that makes it all so much better because that means there is a very small set of people that know me well enough to know that I want this to be a bigger deal than it is because it deserves to be meaningful. And that means I have to really, really want it for it to be meaningful. XP Shall I say it in Greek? I wish I could but the Classical world seems to be more centered on the sequition so vocabulary is sadly lacking. See, I just made up the word "sequition" because English invariably bastardises everything ("sequitur" was perfectly fine with all the definitions it had in Latin, thank you) sooner or later because people keep doing really terrible things to language. And I like language.
f
I sent off insurance papers today. I'm getting money for being vegetative. Woo. So now I'm going to buy 19th century diamonds. To keep them safe. And loved. To make sure they're not melted down because they're not valuable on modern markets anymore. And because preserving beautiful things seems to be the only thing I can do with the quite considerable potential someone in my position has. And I used to have so much more. There is a not inconsequential moment when people around you have hurt you to the degree that functioning normally is no longer an option. And it might be this moment whence misunderstood villain tropes come. Revolutionaries would say that it's because deeply shaking the foundations of things that are considered immovable is the only way to enact social change. Frankly though, we all know it's just about exacting revenge and trying to destroy the thing that hurt you by making sure you've impacted the lives of others living within that social structure as negatively and as much as the social structure has yours. Maybe there's even an immortality component. Because most fame comes from people living in and succeeding in a societal construct. Attaining it without being a part of it would make a mockery not only of the system, but of all those who've achieved fame within it. Unfortunately, most people are really too empathetic to appreciate this on any other level than possibly misplaced moral outrage.

This post exists because of a combination of dextromethorphan, idiots, very loud music, grapefruit juice and opiates and far too much literature. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

(Posted on: 07 December 2012, 04:02:39)


*sigh* I guess I'll change it back to English for now.

Here are the lines:

Toymaker: (to Cedric)  Guten-Tag, Cedric. Mit einem Auftrag für Herr. Crispin der zauberer?

(my original line was "Guten-Tag, Cedric. On an errand for Herr. Crispin der zauberer?" zauberer, if Quest for Glory didn't explain it, means Wizard/Magician)

Cedric: (to toymaker) Nein, eine Suche Für Einen König tatsächlich, zur Rettung seins Familie.

(my original line was, "No, a Quest for a king actually, to rescue his family.")

Even if you don't speak German, this next line should let you in on what he's talking about: "We need to head for the mountains, but I didn’t bring any money, so…" and he brings out the little gnome's marionette.

I've given the gnome's grandson a name as well: Halberg. An Old Norse name that translates to "rock mountain", and where are gnomes usually found? in mountains or underground or in the forest.

-Wishing she could put in the lyrics to The Bard's Song into her KQ5 fic, but... the album that song came on was released in 1992, and I like to keep my references to 1990 and back, KQ6 and TSL being exceptions.
Okay, so German is a declined language. Meaning you're never going to make any sense with an automated translator because it won't be able to recognise the functions of the words in the sentence and that's important because German nouns and adjectives and pronouns have different endings depending on what place they have in the sentence. :) And you're going to have to clarify whether the toymaker is inquiring as to whether Cedric is there because Crispin has an errand for the toymaker or whether Cedric has been sent on an errand before I can do anything.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 06, 2012, 07:24:07 PM
Deloria... you should be more than just Queene, you should be President! :hug: :) <3

-Almost done with chapter 6 of KQ5! Hee hee hee, I'm evil! Graham gets a splitting headache like in-game, but Cedric? He's getting worse than that! Much worse!

Gosh, though... how am I going to post this on here? It's running at 44 pages now!!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on December 06, 2012, 08:34:11 PM
Wow.  I still have problems with English, though I can curse in 4 languages.  :P

Any interest in learning isolate languages?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 06, 2012, 08:38:32 PM
- 45 pages, 10,239 words in total for chapter 6 of KQ5. That's like a novel length chapter! Yeesh...

someone say POST! or something onto the topic please.

Y'know, now that I think about it, it's kinda... cruel what I did to Cedric in the inn... I think I'll change it back to my original plan: SLAM! SLAM! SLAM!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on December 07, 2012, 04:03:14 PM
Wow.  I still have problems with English, though I can curse in 4 languages.  :P

Any interest in learning isolate languages?
Maybe Basque later. Much later. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 07, 2012, 04:28:32 PM
Yay! Chapter 6 of KQ5 is finally up!

...okay, it's been up for the past hour on here, but still.

*ahem!* Sir Cray, would you evaluate this chapter for me, please? mayhaps Sir Delling as well? (and why do I call you that? Well, you ARE the Knight of The Swan in Our Majesty's Court, yes?)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on December 10, 2012, 12:10:50 PM
I'll evaluate the chapter if all the dialogue is in English. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 10, 2012, 02:27:12 PM
Sir Cray... there are like three German words in this chapter. Guten-Tag (Good Day/Hello), Herr. (Mr.), and zauberer (wizard/magician, sure YOU as a QFG fan would know at least that one! Remember Zauberg Mountain?)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on December 10, 2012, 02:43:24 PM
I didn't say "all the words" did I? :P So then the answer to your question would be............? :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on December 10, 2012, 03:58:08 PM
Guten-Tag
No hyphen. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 10, 2012, 06:34:19 PM
I didn't say "all the words" did I? :P So then the answer to your question would be............? :P
Why did you not mention this before in my QFG fanfic? I used German in my dialogue there (specific example being Finn), and you didn't comment on that, so why now?

Don't blame me for putting German in, blame the writers of the actual game for writing him that way.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on December 12, 2012, 04:10:55 PM
I didn't say "all the words" did I? :P So then the answer to your question would be............? :P
Why did you not mention this before in my QFG fanfic? I used German in my dialogue there (specific example being Finn), and you didn't comment on that, so why now?

Don't blame me for putting German in, blame the writers of the actual game for writing him that way.
Couple of reasons -- firstly, it was early enough in that it was sort of helping to establish the setting, the character, etc; secondly, QfG1 is supposed to be Germanic (whereas KQ5 isn't really specifically tied to a real world culture), three the dialogue wasn't (as far as I could tell?) anything important to the plot enough that someone who doesn't know any German words would have missed anything.

But, this late in KQ5, you've already had a lot of dialogue, we've seen everyone else in Serenia speak Common -- even the gypsies. So, a merchant they buy things from doesn't? :-\ Is everyone in the whole country bilingual, or just everyone who has to buy toys?
"Darling, I'm pregnant!"
"We'll have to learn German before the baby is born! I'll run out and get Rosetta Stone now, so we'll have nine months to master it! Then we can buy toys!"
"Oh, Herbert, that's marvelous!"
See what I mean? :P

I know he uses some German words in the game and he's obviously supposed to be Germanic, but the sample of dialogue you showed earlier was way more than just a few words, that was my concern.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 12, 2012, 06:41:21 PM
 ::) *sigh* fine...

~FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER~

Very well, it is done. Happy?

Oh, btw, the chapter after chapter 6 was actually inspired by listening to this over and over: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evRW0iS2QaI

Out of context, 1:51 to 2:57 sounded like a "Sneaky Theme" to me! Listen to the brass and strings, and imagine someone sneaking on tiptoe to this!

I was so disappointed when I heard this in-game again, as I forgot that it only played in the basement after the rat frees you.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on December 13, 2012, 07:25:41 AM
-I called my jeweler. He's just now calling back and my mother picked up the phone and is trying to seduce him because she wants a self-esteem boost. ::) I hate my life. Also Mummy Dearest: Great, it's super that you've finally come to the conclusion that my father is an emotionally abusive sociopath and have decided to cut him out of your life. Now why is it a terrible, horrible thing for me to want to do the same to all the horrible people I'm related to who've treated me much worse than he's ever treated you? XD
-Missing my boyfriend. :(
-Missing my diamonds too. XD I need something to sparkle at me. :(
-BEING SO COLD. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 13, 2012, 10:30:03 AM
- Wondering where Precious is? (that is what you named one of your diamonds, isn't it?)

In fact, I've been wondering about this for a while now, Deloria. I'm assuming you're close to my age, so why haven't you moved out yet and be free?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on December 13, 2012, 11:16:14 AM
Because Switzerland has a different school system from the US (we start two years later and it goes on for an extra year) and I'm just now graduating. :P Bear in mind though that it's not even remotely like an American high school and focuses mostly on providing people with a classical education; I speak five languages, have taken two years of neuroscience, biochem, three other sciences (six years each), fascism (1 year), political history, population geography (six years each) and fairly complex mathematics in addition to receiving culinary lessons. :P There is also a focus on writing research papers (I've had to do roughly one per year, the largest of which was 17'000 words and has just been accepted into a national competition). It's also incredibly elitist, with only 30% getting into and going to high school and by extension university, so the classes tend to be very, very advanced. Graduating from this system is considered so impressive that many of my classmates are getting positions as substitute teachers for secondary schools in the area without even needing a university degree or even needing to show anyone their grades while they're waiting for their next classes to start in September.

Precious is the name of the cluster-diamond brooch-pendant, not a particular diamond within the piece. :) She is being fixed because three of the 100-something rose cuts fell out when she was being cleaned by a charming young gentleman in an antique jewellery shop who was so enamoured of the piece that he offered to clean her. :P This was initially quite worrying because rose cuts are no longer produced and you can't just insert modern-cut gems into an almost 200 year old piece; modern and antique gems are not at all compatible because the quality of the light refraction is too different. Fortunately, I managed to find a jeweler who had some rose cuts set aside and could do it. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 13, 2012, 11:42:27 AM
Okay, so when would you be able to move out? Sorry, it's just... I worry about you. I bet you're gonna be literally bouncing off the walls once school is out for you!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on December 13, 2012, 11:49:04 AM
Well, assuming I graduate next week, which I won't know until Saturday, I will live here until my medical stuff can get sorted out. I'm going to have another surgery, though I don't quite know when that will be and I need to be here for that. It's a somewhat risky and possibly traumatic surgery and I have a doctor whom I trust and want to perform that. After that and the competition ends, I should be able to move to Vienna rather directly.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 13, 2012, 01:25:31 PM
Vienna, you say?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sygBLUiu2OU

Gosh, I love this band!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on December 13, 2012, 02:17:16 PM
-So my mother just came home drunk and screaming again. XP I hate my life so much.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 13, 2012, 03:05:06 PM
 :hug:

- Urgh... just when I think I have everything all planned out for chapter 7, I come to a halt once I realize: okay, Graham gets out with a convenient hammer from the basement (breaking both the padlock and the head of the hammer), but... how is Cedric supposed to get out of his predicament?

Graham was stuck in the basement, but Cedric is stuck in a locked guest room upstairs. Like they did with Graham, he's tied up (The Rat is going to fix that), and all his stuff is taken, bag and all. I would think about using a candle to melt the lock, but why would it be lit in the daytime? (because by the time they come to, it's dawn) And even if it WAS lit, I don't think a tiny flame like that would help much.
 
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on December 13, 2012, 04:46:55 PM
Cedric has a magic, yeah? Can't he cast a spell to open the lock? That would be my first guess. Maybe I've played too much QfG. :P

-curling up in bed being miserable from the side effects of this new medication they gave me
-side effects include nausea and an inescapable rust taste in my mouth.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 13, 2012, 04:50:24 PM
Uhhh... SIR CRAY! They took EVERYTHING, bag and all! Why would they leave the book (or his wand) behind? Even if they don't know he's a mage, you could hurt someone with that back whacking them over the head or poking them with it.

...I didn't even read the entire message... now I feel bad 'cause I felt I was snapping at you. :(

Hope you feel better soon, buddy! :hug:

Wait... IS it possible to perform magic without a wand or staff or book in the King's Quest world?

I should look that up.

Apparently not, unless Cedric secretly knows Iconomancy. Crap.

Again, I'm shocked that I got no reaction from giving Graham and Cedric full names.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on December 15, 2012, 08:08:55 PM
Iconomancy uses a wand, but Alexander has no wand in KQ6 and manages to do just fine. Also, most of the villains in the game cast spells without wands. Mordack is able to cast spells while you have his wand, Dahlia, Hagatha, the Enchanter/Sorcerer, Malicia, Lucreto, none of them have wands. Manannan in KQ3 is able to cast a spell to kill you if you have his wand (and does so for having his wand).

So, yes, it is possible to cast spells without a wand. Or a book. ;)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 16, 2012, 12:45:25 PM
You mean the conumdrum I've been confused and annoyed by for the past two days... could be solved THAT easily by remembering King's Quest lore and logic?!

(Posted on: December 15, 2012, 10:21:38 PM)


- Need 'spell rhyme' for Cedric's getting out of the locked room.

Yeesh, it's ONE SCENE that's giving me trouble!

*SEVERAL HOURS LATER*

And... after posting my question to a fantasy fiction site, I have some good ones for both the "Unlock" spell and the "Summon/Despel Familiar" spell.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on December 17, 2012, 09:27:11 PM
- Posting in this thread.
- Blowing my hard-earned currency on the holiday GOG.com sale.
- Squeeing for joy now that I have the Incredible Machines soundtrack.
- Planning a multiplayer game of Empire Earth over the holidays.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 18, 2012, 02:12:17 PM
- Is wondering exactly WHAT kind of owl Cedric is. Any owl experts on here? Can anyone tell what he is by my avatar?

- Writing chapter 7, as I've been doing for the past 3-4 days. It's going a bit differently than I was expecting, but it's getting there.

For example, Cedric's plan to get out of the inn:

He and Graham make some noise in the dining room (like tipping over the chest of gold in there) to alert the thieves in the entryway.

They come to see what the noise is all about, and Cedric sends Archimedes (remember that stuffed owl he had? He learned a spell that can turn him into an actual owl and back again) to attack and distract the thieves while they escape.

The problems with this plan come with the fact that I highly doubt Archimedes can keep on attacking them forever, since they are liable to get a hit on him.

And, I was thinking that they could go out the windows, but wouldn't someone see that and drag them back in?

Also, they need to go through the back door because that's where the leg of lamb (and where I'm thinking of putting the pie and beeswax too) is. But, in order to get into the pantry, they need to go through the entryway, which means they have to get past the thieves.

So... how do I solve this?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on December 19, 2012, 09:01:46 PM
The cellar goes up to the backroom. Why not make it so the stairs do too? Easy peasy. :P

-trying to drum up votes in this contest (http://bit.ly/TAeUZY :D)
-blowing my nose
-getting ready for bed shortly
-dreading work tomorrow
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 19, 2012, 11:02:12 PM
- I just watched Toegoff's Blind LP of Cognition. In one sitting. It's midnight here, but it was TOTALLY. WORTH. IT! It looks like a great game, and I'm VERY impressed! Keep it up Phoenix!

- *facepalming at Sir Cray's idea. How could I not figure that out?!*

- About to go to bed.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on December 20, 2012, 08:30:14 AM
- Thanks! :) I hope you get to enjoy it firsthand, too. :)

- Working working working, trying to close up Episode 2...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 20, 2012, 09:36:30 AM
Wait... explain what you told me in more detail, Sir Cray. I'm confused on the layout here! They're in the dining room, and there are some stairs that lead up to the guest rooms. How does that connect to the cellar? Another set of stairs they didn't see? Secret passge in the wall?

I would love to try out Cognition myself, but... I have no money, which means I can't try out this OR the GOG QFG collection either, which is killing me!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on December 20, 2012, 12:10:36 PM
Watching nasty white stuff fall from the sky. :(
Working at my wife's parents' house thanks to said white stuff (much easier than trying to work with little kids around).
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 20, 2012, 02:02:10 PM
What you got against snow, snabby?

Also, I just wanted to say, even if the world doesn't end tomorrow (which I don't believe) that I'm VERY happy I found this forum and all you lovely people!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on December 20, 2012, 02:13:17 PM
Wait... explain what you told me in more detail, Sir Cray. I'm confused on the layout here! They're in the dining room, and there are some stairs that lead up to the guest rooms. How does that connect to the cellar? Another set of stairs they didn't see? Secret passge in the wall?

I would love to try out Cognition myself, but... I have no money, which means I can't try out this OR the GOG QFG collection either, which is killing me!
In the game King's Quest V, the stairs from the cellar lead up to the backroom where the back door and the mutton are. You can move the stairs from upstairs into that room too -- or give them two staircases that go upstairs and have one lead down to the backroom.

The upstairs does not connect to the cellar.

-still drumming up votes! (http://bit.ly/TAeUZY :D)
-learning that you can vote once a day
-drinking water
-outlining a fanfic I'm planning to start eventually
-realizing I have way too many unfinished projects
-realizing I have a habit of starting projects that are impossibly large and will never be finished
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 20, 2012, 02:18:48 PM
Quote
-outlining a fanfic I'm planning to start eventually

Good luck!

Wait... you can outline a fanfic? I thought that was only used for essays.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on December 20, 2012, 02:46:37 PM
Aww, thanks GrahamRocks! Im glad you found us and vice versa too :)

Haha, you can outline pretty much anything, actually ;)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on December 20, 2012, 04:51:26 PM
What you got against snow, snabby?

I think it's dandruff.   ;D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 20, 2012, 05:08:55 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on December 20, 2012, 06:49:00 PM
I outline my stories, at least generally. I like to have a plan of where my story is going to go and how I will make it get there. In the two I am working on now, I know what will happen in each chapter. One is longer so I only have the next 3 chapters outlined. The other is a Christmas story for someone so the whole story is planned. I just need to write it :P

-Listening to music
-Planning Four Winds/TSL stuff. We have some really awesome stuff  upcoming (New article is out, btw! Please go read!)
-Nervous about singing for carols. (You'll find out what that's about. :P)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 20, 2012, 07:02:57 PM
Already read it! Nice article!
- *sigh* Well, they've got out of the inn, but... I'm afraid I'm starting to lose my touch after that scarily long chapter 6 that took me 4 months to write. I dunno, I just feel that this whole chapter, especially the scene when they finally get out, is kind of... anti-climactic I guess?

I had planned in my head for it to be a bunch of stealthy scenes all in the inn, but ended up being less spectacular than I thought.

Then again, it IS still a Word file so I can still change it. But, I'm not really sure how to change it!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on December 20, 2012, 09:38:23 PM
::)

Strange, that's how my sweetie reacts to pretty much everything I say.

As for your question on the breed of owl, I'd say a Great Horned Owl, though they're not usually a flat brown color.  They tend to have the flared feathers that look like horns as well as stripes on their heads.  There's also the Eagle Owls that have those feathers, but they don't tend to show up in North America.  The GHO is common enough in this country, so it's probably your best bet.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on December 21, 2012, 07:58:17 AM
What you got against snow, snabby?

I think it's dandruff.   ;D
I've been known to say that. ;D

I spend quite a bit of time clearing the driveway and sidewalk last night, and we only got 4 inches or so. Madison got more like a foot (maybe more).
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on December 21, 2012, 08:01:10 AM
I want some snow!

- loving the Phoenix holiday card image that Heather just finished. I can't wait to post it later, it's adorable!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 25, 2012, 03:07:03 PM
Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on December 27, 2012, 06:58:25 AM
-Relaxing for the first time in weeks.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on December 27, 2012, 07:17:29 AM
-Relaxing for the first time in weeks.
:thumbsup:
You deserve it!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on December 27, 2012, 10:01:08 AM
- Waiting for the forum to be "revived" again since Christmas. Where is everybody?!

- Thinking about basing my eventual Pokemon Diamond team around King's Quest characters! (Or... maybe just Sierra characters? Since I'm play Gen IV not V) But... I'm choosing Piplup for this playthrough, so which character would suit a penguin? I know immediately what Graham would be: Gallade.

- Is wondering whether anyone even reads my stories on this forum anymore. I'm getting lonely! :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on December 30, 2012, 09:00:50 AM
-mostly playing The Sims Medieval
-and spamming people for votes on that Facebook contest (http://bit.ly/TAeUZY :D)
-but mostly playing the Sims Medieval

I made King Graham and called my kingdom Daventry and since I don't get to create his whole family in this game, I have decided to play it out as the couple of years between KQ1 and KQ2.

Mixed a little bit with The Princess Bride. Because the spy is Inigo Montoya. And I'm sure the healer when I make him will end up being Miracle Max. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on December 31, 2012, 09:49:09 AM
- Watching The Adventures of Tintin, which is a lot like watching an adventure game in action!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on December 31, 2012, 12:02:50 PM
-periodically having a new-laptop-is-so-tiny squeal :D
-loving my new laptop
-catching up on things
-posting

-encouraging friends to join/play DDO :P
...in fact... need to shamelessly add something shameful to my siggy :P

EDIT: :( the forum won't let me change my siggy apparently :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 02, 2013, 08:56:33 PM
- Watching/Listening to some episodes of Atop The Fourth Wall, specifically the Halloween episodes.

- Playing Pokemon Pearl and Platinum simultaneously in The Underground to eventually catch Spiritomb.

- Having just ordered Pokemon Diamond, still considering my Sierra themed team.

I have:

Piplup: ??? (Adam from Ecoquest? Johnny Westland from Codename: ICEMAN? Torin from Torin's Passage?)

Shinx: Gabriel (Since the symbolic animal of the Ritters/Knights is a lion)

Budew: Laura Bow (referencing the second game where she wears a fancy dress)

Either Houndour or Eevee: The Hero (Quest for Glory, referencing the different classes. For Houndour, it could reference all three classes with it being Dark (Thief) and Fire (Magic User's Flame Dart) and having good Attack/Special Attack (Fighter AND Paladin with their powers linked to their mana). For Eevee, it could also represent one of the classes, Flareon and Jolteon (Magic User's Flame Dart or Lightning Ball), Umbreon (Thief), Glaceon (Magic User's Frostbite), Leafeon or Espeon (Fighter or Paladin)

Either Abra or Beldum: Doctor Brain (He IS smart!)

Either Aron, Farfetch'd (with good Nature), Lickitung, or Cranidos: Duke Garland (Zeliard's protagonist), Roger Wilco (Space Quest, since he's seen as a terrible janitor), Larry Laffer (Hey, you can use your tongue for lots of things to have fun, right?), or Roger again (since he's usually portrayed as not very smart)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on January 04, 2013, 09:08:34 AM
-sneakin' internet in the airport... silly airline lounge, why would I like get your loyalty card or pay exorbitant fees when your wifi isn't secure ::)

-heading back to Ireland
-spending the whole day travelling :-\
-feeling a combination of bleh and meh
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on January 04, 2013, 12:02:19 PM
-sneakin' internet in the airport... silly airline lounge, why would I like get your loyalty card or pay exorbitant fees when your wifi isn't secure ::)
XD XD If they haven't bothered to secure it, they deserve to have people stealing it. :P

(Posted on: 04 January 2013, 20:57:49)


-Aching all over. :(
-Snuggling up to boyfriend.
-Being le tired and also le drugged and cough syrup is weird and tastes bad and makes everything strange. :P
-Reading "Women and Femicide, How often do they provoke?", which is probably a really bad idea considering that it's going to make me lose faith in humanity. :P
-Chatting.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 04, 2013, 04:19:05 PM
- Out of the 41 Feebas I caught today in Pokemon Emerald, only FOUR of them have good Natures: two of them are Rash, one is Quiet and one is Modest.

Why is this important? Because it ties into whether or not they can evolve or not. In order to evolve into Milotic, a feebas has to have a high or maxed out Beauty stat, which is done by feeding them Pokeblocks (Gen. III) or Poffins (Gen. IV) that have a Dry flavour. However if you have a Feebas that has, say, an Adamant Nature it will not like Dry flavours and thusly it's Beauty stat will not be raised when it eats it, therefore preventing evolution and screwing you out of having it for your Pokedex unless you trade for one.

Well, time to release all those other Feebas I caught. Swim free, little fishies, swim free!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on January 04, 2013, 05:38:37 PM
-Hoping my readers don't throw stones at me for my next two fan fic chapters
-Trying to convince myself to go to the gym
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 04, 2013, 07:49:50 PM
Which Sierra protagonist would be a good penguin?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on January 04, 2013, 08:09:52 PM
-Hoping my readers don't throw stones at me for my next two fan fic chapters
-Trying to convince myself to go to the gym
I say sedentate. :P Sedentation is good. :P I've been sedentary all day long. :P

-The cocktail of depo shots, arm implants and hormone pills has finally and most definitely worn off. XD So many regrets. XD
-Having no idea of how I'm ever going to be able to sleep.
-Having no idea how I'm going to survive the next few days with diminished pain-relieving supplies. :( I'm out of heating pads and almost out of painkillers and getting more here is going to be difficult and I can't get up to do anything for myself.
-Wanting a cat.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on January 05, 2013, 01:25:32 AM
-sneakin' internet in the airport... silly airline lounge, why would I like get your loyalty card or pay exorbitant fees when your wifi isn't secure ::)
XD XD If they haven't bothered to secure it, they deserve to have people stealing it. :P

I know, right? How else will they learn? How else?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Zelly on January 05, 2013, 10:36:48 AM
- glancing around at all the shiny new digs
- wondering why I am tired when I've only been up nine hours
- wishing I wasn't so lost xD
- thinking I may be hungry
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on January 05, 2013, 10:42:10 AM
ZELLY!!! I remember you! I like you! :D A lot!

*hugs* Welcome back!

-Being exiled to the spare room while Darthkiwi does sewious stuff.
-Feeling hungry.
-Somehow lacking the motivation to move and welcome with it all the horrors ever.
-Making elaborate plans involving dumbwaiters and evolved cats with opposable thumbs that can bring food.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Zelly on January 05, 2013, 10:44:28 AM
- being hugged by Deloria

I remember you too! I missed all of you so much!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Jafar on January 06, 2013, 05:16:29 AM
Zellyyyyyyy! Hiya! XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 06, 2013, 08:01:49 AM
Not really liking the new layout all that much. All that stuff at the top (the logo, my avatar, the messages I have enc) are all either covered up by the season pass advertisement or squished by the ad.

At least that's what it looks like on my phone. And I miss the old color scheme that matched the rest of the site. Too sharp a contrast for me personally, although from what I've heard about the old site, it did look similar to this and seeing as it's your tenth anniversary of getting started, I can see why you'd want to give a little call-back to your early years.

However, I would like an option that some other forums have where you can change the layout to different styles and themes or at least switch back to the old one if I want to.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Zelly on January 06, 2013, 08:18:58 AM
Jafar!!!!!!!! Hi hi! :D

- Wishing I'd had more than 4 hours sleep. Hoping my dad recovers quickly from his fall. :(

- Not sure about the new layout either, but since the old one was such a change from what I was used to I will probably get used to this change as well. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on January 06, 2013, 08:41:29 AM
Fear not! The forum updates are still in-progress. :) We had a lot to update, etc, so our IT folks have been doing it in stages.

Welcome back, Zelly :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on January 06, 2013, 08:54:24 AM
Fear not! The forum updates are still in-progress. :) We had a lot to update, etc, so our IT folks have been doing it in stages.

Ah. Was wondering about that... well, then, I eagerly await the new layout, etc. :yes: :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on January 06, 2013, 09:20:57 AM
Yep, we're still transitioning for now. It look much better once the IT people are done with it. We have some cool new things planned for you all!

-Listen to Boyz II Men on iTunes
-Writing (when am I not :P)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 06, 2013, 09:28:49 AM
What about the color scheme? I still think it's weird that we have the actual website with darker colors like black and grey, but the forums are white and light blue.

Also, there's no more rank colors in our names!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on January 06, 2013, 09:58:29 AM
It was a nightmare just to preserve the header/footer/side thingies, lol. Everything at this point should be a matter of tweaking the stylesheet! I just wanted to give Say a base to work off of.

I was up until 7am helping with the forum upgrade.... so tired... :zzz:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on January 06, 2013, 10:35:57 AM
There, I fixed the search bar. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 06, 2013, 12:07:31 PM
It was a nightmare just to preserve the header/footer/side thingies, lol. Everything at this point should be a matter of tweaking the stylesheet! I just wanted to give Say a base to work off of.

I was up until 7am helping with the forum upgrade.... so tired... :zzz:

What's a stylesheet?

- needs a new screen protector thingie for iPhone. The one I've had since I got the phone isn't very clean (or that could be the phone itself) and when I took it off and put it back on again, I had even more air bubbles on it than last time!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on January 06, 2013, 12:44:06 PM
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) controls the appearance of various elements in a webpage.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 06, 2013, 04:56:32 PM
*looks at forum and nods satisfied* That's MUCH better!

...And yes, I did shrink my avatar a bit. Turns out that was the reason why I couldn't see the "Show Unread Posts/New Replies To Your Posts/You have 89 Messages, 0 Are New" thingie.

Hmm... maybe just a little more...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on January 06, 2013, 05:18:06 PM
-liking the new color scheme
-about to go to bed
-wondering how the whole "getting out of bed in a timely fashion" thing will go tomorrow
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on January 06, 2013, 06:44:10 PM
Checking out the new forums. :) So far, I'm noticing it's a whole lot easier to read on my phone! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on January 06, 2013, 09:47:52 PM
I love that we get to do this but I hate how this has became 'the CSS from hell' experience.

Still working Zzz...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 07, 2013, 12:11:49 PM
...When did Queene Deloria become a Moderator?!

-Decided to name my Piplup Johnny after John Westland from Code Name: ICEMAN.

Pokemon Diamond team:

Johnny (Piplup, John Westland from Code Name: ICEMAN)

Gabriel (Shinx, Gabriel Knight from Gabriel Knight 1-3)

Laura (Budew, Laura Bow 1-2)

Hero (Houndour, Quest for Glory 1-5)

Dr. Brain (Abra, Doctor Brain 1-4)

and an undecided sixth member. Any good ideas?

-Don't you hate when this happens? You're writing a story, and the words just aren't coming to you! You KNOW what you want to say, but not how exactly to say.

In other news... this guy is awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60m0hskBuPQ

- Just finished re-reading the "Theories on what is to come!" thread, and... to be honest I probably shouldn't have done that (haha BEN reference whatever) because it makes me anxious.

Especially Damar's Theories. Dang it, Damar! I don't WANT Graham to sacrifice himself! He deserves to live out his days in peace, with his family by his side, not as an eternal guardian where he can never be with them again!

POS! Release episode 5 soon, PLEASE! The suspense is killing me!!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on January 07, 2013, 02:17:06 PM
...When did Queene Deloria become a Moderator?!
Just recently, I believe. Stika, too!

*fixed Zelly's signature to link to Deloria's "threade" instead of some Russian computer site (www.kqix.com)* :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 07, 2013, 04:46:53 PM
- Just realized something slightly horrifying about my QFG fanfic. Look at this paragraph:

Seeing his chance, Marcus struck Shamgar horizontally across, slicing the Saurus’ throat! The Saurus tried to manage a roar, but all that came was a gurgle and blood seeping from its mouth. Before the spark in its eyes died out completely, it managed to slice at Marcus, cutting him again deeper in the stomach, and then collapsed on the ground dead.

I'm not a biologist of any sort, and I might be getting this completely wrong, but... wouldn't the claws slicing there imply that he's been disemboweled?!

Of course, I could be wrong and this would cease to be horrifying and just go back just generally "Ow."
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on January 07, 2013, 05:47:02 PM
I'm pretty sure that's cause for disembowelment, yes. ;)

-Nitpicking over the forums. Smileys are properly aligned now!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 07, 2013, 05:55:51 PM
...Woopie, Quickthaw Fridge Horror!

No wonder he passed out!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on January 08, 2013, 04:13:40 AM
-being groggy
-working on this paper for publication...
-trying to see what's wrong with the formatting in this IDL figure... problem is that it looks like it's formatted the same as the one that works :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on January 08, 2013, 07:36:02 AM
...When did Queene Deloria become a Moderator?!
Just recently, I believe. Stika, too!


Why yes, we've got new frands joining the forum squad.

Currently we've got Snabbot of course, Dark-Daventry, Queene and Stika. Also, we've got Writerlove collaborating as well :)

I'm so thankful to have got such kick ass people giving half their time at all. Forums are re-organized and almost pretty damn put together, now if only we could match the CSS layout to go with that :P

What I be doings rite nao:
-Not sleeping, pain.
-Not sleping, not working either at this very exact moment. Just enjoying the forum.
-Not sleeping, thinking of everything at once - therefore, stressing out of course.
-Not sleeping. Maybe I should sleep, shame I just can't.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 09, 2013, 02:39:08 PM
-Playing TSL. Started episode 1 again, and appropriately it's raining outside. I discovered a new line from Amy the Narrator when you click "touch" on the fire in Graham's room: he pulls his hand back and she (and me) laughs at him and calls him dense.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on January 10, 2013, 05:31:00 PM
-Trying to solve impossible problems!
-Eating way too much chocolate. ;P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on January 11, 2013, 01:53:00 AM
Giev chocolate!


I can't sleep. Woke up, lots of pain. I seriously don't even know how I function as a human being anymore.

-Doodling
-Posting
-Thinking
-Yawning
-Wishing I could sleep  :motestare: (love ze mote emoticons lol <3)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on January 11, 2013, 04:33:43 AM
-foruming
-putting off grading for the bajillionth time XD
-putting off actual research too because the work schedule in my head says I should finish grading first XD (my brain is a little messed up when it comes to such things...)
-thinking about getting a haircut this weekend :o (have a hair place in mind (THERE ARE SO MANY... IN WALKING DISTANCE FROM MY APARTMENT!! yeesh...), going to see if they do a charity donations thing, etc.)

-being a little sad b/c I have this idea for a cover photo for facebook, and I was going to do it with long hair (me playing violin, me doing a handsfree cartwheel, me crouched/seated reading from my Greek textbook)((problem is, I have this tendency to have beginner's luck with some Capoeira things: one of the first times we did handsfree cartwheels in class, I got all these compliments on how great it looked... now though, I have the usual problem everyone else does again... yeah, "cartwheel" with no hands but legs aren't high enough for it to be showy))
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on January 11, 2013, 01:48:42 PM
-thinking about getting a haircut this weekend :o


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O :(

Donate money! Time! Kitties! Hugs! lol

- Freaking out about Dellings haircut
- Wishing I had more coffee
- Daydreaming of painkillers
- Working, posting, working, posting.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 11, 2013, 07:15:55 PM
- Listening to my Likes on my Youtube account.

- GRRRR!! Why is it whenever I search for stuff about Brauggi on Youtube, I NEVER get anything good! They just go straight to talking about the bargain and then just give him the apples! I want to know what he says about stuff (like the Gem), but no~, that would be "boring". ARGH! I need RESEARCH dangit! I don't have these games myself, so I have to rely on videos and walkthroughs and wikias to help me along.

- Writing Chapter 5 of QFG1, which incidentally, contains Rico meeting Brauggi in it.

- Laughing at the forum memberlist. Check how many pages there are! XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: crayauchtin on January 15, 2013, 01:02:31 PM
-mostly sneezing
-glad to have a day off
-thinking of all the things I should be doing
-not doing any of them
-being proud of it
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on January 15, 2013, 05:01:54 PM
-Snuggling with kitty. :D
-Missing boyfriend. :(
-Booking trips to Vienna and Berlin within the next two weeks. :D
-Being astonished that I will have hit four capitals within a month. XD
-Being le tired. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 16, 2013, 09:12:00 AM
- my reaction to QuestForMoreGlory shutting down in July: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on January 16, 2013, 11:24:34 AM
- my reaction to QuestForMoreGlory shutting down in July: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you referring to this?
Quote
Well, this coming July, we are closing 10 years of Quest for More Glory site & community...

I don't think that means they're shutting down. I think it just means that the anniversary is coming up. Also, are you Soulforge89? Oh, wait - I see the link to your fanfic in the signature. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on January 16, 2013, 01:05:41 PM
-Apparently, dreaming about zombies made of fast food
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 16, 2013, 02:45:42 PM
- my reaction to QuestForMoreGlory shutting down in July: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you referring to this?
Quote
Well, this coming July, we are closing 10 years of Quest for More Glory site & community...

I don't think that means they're shutting down. I think it just means that the anniversary is coming up. Also, are you Soulforge89? Oh, wait - I see the link to your fanfic in the signature. :)

...Well, I feel embarrassed.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on January 16, 2013, 02:47:01 PM
-feeling a little exhausted but good after TKD
-having a long list of things to get done in the next two-ish hours :S
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 16, 2013, 10:28:03 PM
- PushingUpRoses and Pawdugan noticed meeeee~!

https://twitter.com/pawdugan/status/291537508938952705

I'm awesome!

Here's the video in question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUFgUpUt3MQ&list=PL54CB97B3EB9E9E93&index=18

2:52 to 3:54
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on January 17, 2013, 02:20:15 PM
???  I didn't see/hear anything about you in that segment.

Ohh.. I see. The link in the tweet. Cool!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on January 17, 2013, 08:37:20 PM
- Writing in this thread.
- Showing my sweetie the awesomeness that is Xena: Warrior Princess!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 18, 2013, 05:43:35 PM
Does anyone know how loud a sound has to be to set off an avalanche?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on January 18, 2013, 08:33:33 PM
It won't. You need vibration to set off an avalanche of a magnitude that can't really be produced by sound. You'd need an explosion of some sort to be able to trigger it. If you're asking for writing purposes, go with "loud enough to suit the plot." :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 18, 2013, 09:01:40 PM
Then a really loud scared/shocked scream wouldn't work? Dangit!

Also, what's a good response to this?

“I didn’t have much choice in the matter. It was either leave you in there at the mercy of those thieves and I’d continue on alone, or it was doing something that would be questionable like pretending to be a thief myself so I could help you get out. I would NEVER do something like this normally, unless there was no other way. If I did things like this all the time when I was your age, you think I ever would have been chosen to become King? No. Have a little faith in me, Cedric!”
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on January 19, 2013, 12:16:15 AM
-Coding deep into the night. :P
-Roleplaying as a gelatinous cube! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on January 19, 2013, 06:45:25 AM
-discovering Kimya Dawson :D
-having no clue what to do with myself today
-not feeling like going out... so that would suggest my long hair will survive for yet another weekend (and Warpcon is next weekend and I'm going so that strongly implies it will survive next weekend as well :yes:)
-not feeling like going out because I feel ratty and gross and ugly and stuff ::)
-sighing :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 19, 2013, 07:29:59 PM
A question on Reverse Psychology before I go to bed tonight. I'm writing a scene in chapter 7 of KQ5, and Graham and Cedric have just escaped the Swarthy Hog.

After Graham says this: “I didn’t have much choice in the matter. It was either leave you in there at the mercy of those thieves and I’d continue on alone, or it was doing something that would be questionable like pretending to be a thief myself so I could help you get out. I would NEVER do something like this normally, unless there was no other way. If I did things like this all the time when I was your age, you think I ever would have been chosen to become King? No. Have a little faith in me, Cedric!”

The scene goes on like this:

Cedric was silent for a moment, then he sighed, “You know every time you’ve said that, we’ve always gotten into trouble somehow: Those brigands and that desert monster, the Dark Forest, the Swarthy Hog. Yes, we’ve gotten out alive each time, but just barely, and it’s still not over yet, I know.”

“Cedric, what-“

“Please Graham,” Cedric held up his hand and dipped his head a bit. “Let me speak. I just want you to think for a moment about something: Throughout your journey here, what have I done for you?”

“You think you’re useless?”

His head came up again. “Yes!” he exclaimed. Archimedes hooted and flapped his wings in protest. Cedric snapped at the owl, “Shush Archimedes, shush! Be quiet!” he looked back at Graham, “What use have I been to you, Graham? You’re a knight, you’re a king, you’re an adventurer! It seems that you have a way to get out of every situation, and I’ve not once seen you with fear in your eyes. Me? I’m just a spineless, sorry excuse for a wizard’s apprentice, who can’t even face off against the witch who murdered my own mother without trembling and stuttering like mad! Let’s face it, Graham… you are better off alone. You don’t need a little twerp like me on your heels all day.”

I know that the Reverse Psychology response would be like: "You're right. I AM better off alone, Cedric. goodbye!"

But... while that would convince Cedric otherwise (who was probably expecting the opposite response), I can't help but feel it would make Graham sound like a jerk. but, if he goes for the opposite response ("You're not useless Cedric!") I feel like I would be retreading what Graham said in chapter 3.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on January 21, 2013, 01:25:14 AM
- Watching Carl Sagan while eating Oreos.

I think King Graham should make some kind of allegory about something else that appears useless but actually has quite a lot of use. Can't think of anything off the top of my head though.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on January 21, 2013, 10:39:55 AM
- Watching Carl Sagan while eating Oreos.

I think King Graham should make some kind of allegory about something else that appears useless but actually has quite a lot of use. Can't think of anything off the top of my head though.
Moldy cheese? Custard pie? :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 21, 2013, 11:30:09 AM
Nah... Cedric already knows about the former, and the latter has already been explained by Graham. Cedric's response to that is, "Okay, but you owe me!"
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on January 21, 2013, 12:07:54 PM
- Watching Carl Sagan while eating Oreos.

I think King Graham should make some kind of allegory about something else that appears useless but actually has quite a lot of use. Can't think of anything off the top of my head though.
Moldy cheese? Custard pie? :P
Definitely moldy cheese. It's a conduit for stealing magic. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on January 21, 2013, 03:01:28 PM
Mordack was clearly the pioneer of a new form of magic: mould fission.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 21, 2013, 03:17:27 PM
I honestly wouldn't be surprised.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on January 21, 2013, 04:05:51 PM
Mordack was clearly the pioneer of a new form of magic: mould fission.
*groans* XD

-Wondering what game to play next! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 21, 2013, 04:13:13 PM
Mordack was clearly the pioneer of a new form of magic: mould fission.
What exactly IS that anyway? I've looked it up, and all I get is results that tell me the differences between mold and yeast.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on January 21, 2013, 04:42:26 PM
It's a pun on "cold fission." :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 21, 2013, 04:52:43 PM
Hmmm... and how does cold fission work in laymans terms?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on January 22, 2013, 04:11:52 AM
You split an atom at low temperature. :P

Usually we talk about "cold fusion" because it sounds cool 8) and you can get usable energy out of the reaction (in theory); the problem is that we haven't found a way to do it--to mash atoms together in a way that gives off energy at low temperature.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on January 22, 2013, 04:53:33 AM
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_fusion

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 22, 2013, 04:13:13 PM
Y'know... after going over my KQ5 story up to this point again, I realized something.

Graham isn't repeating himself, Cedric is.

Chapter 3: “I know, Graham, I know. But… there is something in there that’s more powerful than me. I’m not… strong enough to protect you. I fully admit it, Graham, I’m a weakling! A coward! I’m not an adventurer like you Graham; I’m no hero like you. I’ll never be as brave or strong as you!’ he started to get misty eyed, ‘I’m so sorry I haven’t been useful in the slightest today, I just can’t handle the pressure! I still don’t understand why Crispin picked me to go with you, when he could have picked someone with more experience than I.”

Chapter 7: “Please Graham,” Cedric held up his hand and dipped his head a bit. “Let me speak. I just want you to think for a moment about something: Throughout your journey here, what have I done for you?”

“You think you’re useless?”

His head came up again. “Yes!” he exclaimed. Archimedes hooted and flapped his wings in protest. Cedric snapped at the owl, “Shush Archimedes, shush! Be quiet!” he looked back at Graham, “What use have I been to you, Graham? You’re a knight, you’re a king, you’re an adventurer! It seems that you have a way to get out of every situation, and I’ve not once seen you with fear in your eyes. Me? I’m just a spineless, sorry excuse for a wizard’s apprentice, who can’t even face off against the witch who murdered my own mother without trembling and stuttering like mad! Let’s face it, Graham… you are better off alone. You don’t need a little twerp like me on your heels all day.”

And here I thought I was better than that! I should fix this right away!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on January 23, 2013, 12:01:12 PM
-Blowing my nose for the umpteenth time.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on January 24, 2013, 07:54:20 AM
Trying to learn C++.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on January 25, 2013, 07:17:02 AM
-having that vague "nothing works" feeling
-about to start another model...
-feeling a sense of uncertainty about catching the bus to Cork for Warpcon :-X
-posting
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on January 25, 2013, 08:34:07 AM
Oh, the "mould fission" thing was a cheese joke. Because, cheese... mould...

- the internet is back!
- trying to motivate myself to learn German
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 25, 2013, 09:29:23 AM
Guten tag, Furst Kiwi!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on January 25, 2013, 02:13:35 PM
Learning French for free here: http://duolingo.com/
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 27, 2013, 01:34:12 PM
- Watching Dilandau's ME3 LP. Despite me knowing his final decision in the end, I want to see how he leads up to it, plus I like his style and commentary regardless.

- Playing Pokemon Diamond.

- Hmmm... I'm conflicted! When episode 5 comes out, should I watch Toegoff's LP of it first so I know what I'm doing before I play it (which is how I got through the other episodes)? Or, do I download it and play through it myself first?

If I do the former, I'll know what to do, but I'll also be spoiled on things like the ending. And, if I see Toegoff go through the ending, and I don't like it, then it'll keep me from downloading it myself because I don't like how it ended. Then again... that didn't stop me from getting into Mass Effect. In fact, if it wasn't for people complaining about ME3's endings, then I never would have gotten interested in the series in the first place.

Katie, you said back on the second Hassan and Graham Show chat that the game has a happy ending, right? So... nobody dies, right? No sacrifices?

Whereas, if I do the latter, I will be playing blind and will most likely get stuck on something.

- My new auxilary cord for my car is working fine.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on January 27, 2013, 01:49:01 PM
Well, I can't say TOO much about the ending. But it's not a bleak everyone dies ending, not at all. From what i know of you, GR, you'll be happy with it. :)

but yes, play it for yourself! Free game, fun game, no reason not to :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 27, 2013, 02:00:24 PM
Oh, and what do you know of me?

Hmm... play Blind first? or watch Toegoff first? That is the question.

Also, I read on a walkthough site for TSL, that in episode 3 it is possible to suffer Death by Morrigan. However, I can't find a way to trigger that! And I always like doing stuff like that.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on January 27, 2013, 02:57:12 PM
From what I know of you from your postings around here :)

Blind first!

And yes, it's possible. If you keep trying to enter the forest despite it blocking the path, it'll kill you.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 27, 2013, 03:26:31 PM
...*facepalm* Why didn't I try that?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Lambonius on January 27, 2013, 03:47:33 PM
Procrastinating.  I have a lecture presentation to put together for class this week, but I'd much rather be painting.

Also, I'm slightly ashamed to actually be posting in one of the Asylum threads.  My how times have changed.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on January 27, 2013, 04:09:28 PM
Lork, you've been around forever now. :D We know all about you. :P

-Being so very sad.
-Being tired too.
-All teh pain!
-Being very aware of the fact that my flight leaves in six hours. XD
-Wishing kitty weren't aloof.
-Wanting to cuddle something.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 27, 2013, 04:12:26 PM
I've only been here since March 18th 2012. If I'd been here forever, I would have signed up 10 years ago.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on January 27, 2013, 04:16:07 PM
You're one of the most active members. :P I see your posts everywhere. People get to know you like that, even if you're not aware of what you're telling them.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on January 27, 2013, 05:04:57 PM
Watching Toegoff! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 27, 2013, 05:05:29 PM
- Reading this article on Cracked again:
http://www.cracked.com/article_20186_6-ridiculous-myths-about-middle-ages-everyone-believes.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fanpage&utm_campaign=new+article&wa_ibsrc=fanpage

6. Okay, I find this rather ironic since it is because of Magic that Daventry exists. And it is Science that forced the creatures of Myth and Magic to withdraw into Daventry.

5. To quote Sir Hereward, "brush after meals"

4. ...*eye twitches* ...

3. ...Well, I suppose that's another way for Graham to tell if he got the "right one".

2. Ha ha ha! XD

1. Fair enough.

Also, darn you DeceasedCrab! Why do have the Castlevania Birds song on "private"?!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on January 27, 2013, 07:25:15 PM
Also, I'm slightly ashamed to actually be posting in one of the Asylum threads.  My how times have changed.

Lamb, I'm gonna have an emoticon party now JUST FOR YOU!

 :mote: ;D :rofl: :devil: :angel: :stupid: :stabs: :jafar: :pumpkin: :partyhat: :drinking: :shock: :stars: :snake: :jester: :crazydude: :guitar: :whip: :deal: :argue: :smack: :highfive: :pirate: :crugs: :vampire: :bow: :whistle: :ninja: :hug:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Lambonius on January 27, 2013, 08:29:32 PM
What?  No suffer?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on January 27, 2013, 09:07:47 PM
I thought I'd let you enjoy one of the few times I don't want you to suffer.

 :suffer:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Lambonius on January 27, 2013, 09:30:55 PM
I thought I'd let you enjoy one of the few times I don't want you to suffer.

 :suffer:

Much better.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 28, 2013, 10:02:06 AM
- Having just subscribed to ruudje1976 (aka Rudy from Sierra Chest's youtube channel), I'm expanding my Sierra Lore. Onto Gold Rush!, and then back to Leisure Suit Larry!

So far, I have: King's Quest, Quest for Glory, Space Quest, Conquests of Camelot and of the Longbow, Codename:ICEMAN partially...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on January 28, 2013, 10:29:59 AM
-realizing it's not that I've lost patience as I've gotten older (I've always had a temper) it's just that I've found better and healthier ways of managing his temper, like using it to enforce boundaries, etc.

-being sick
-wondering what the people in the TKD club will say to my asking not to come in because of sick...

-feeling slight growing sense of anger at... I have to ask permission to do something healthy for myself because otherwise I wouldn't be allowed to do something I want to do (grade in TKD) down the line... because they're taking attendance... b/c clearly, this is actually a high school class and not a college club at all... ::)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on January 28, 2013, 11:04:43 AM
Heh. Just wait until you've got a fulltime job and you only get 10 or so personal days a year to take off between sick time and vacation time, meaning you're not at all encouraged to not come in when sick. Despite that it means not helping you get any better and possibly getting everyone else sick too!

Ah Gold Rush. I still have NEVER figured out what item I was missing when I left town, but it would always inform me that I had forgotten something important.

- working!
- also kinda sick.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on January 28, 2013, 03:16:12 PM
- Reading this article on Cracked again:
http://www.cracked.com/article_20186_6-ridiculous-myths-about-middle-ages-everyone-believes.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fanpage&utm_campaign=new+article&wa_ibsrc=fanpage

6. Okay, I find this rather ironic since it is because of Magic that Daventry exists. And it is Science that forced the creatures of Myth and Magic to withdraw into Daventry.
Okay, so I've read the article and I've read your comments, but #6 still confuses me. What do they have to do with each other?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 28, 2013, 06:48:48 PM
http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/Magic

http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/Withdrew

- Re-writing that scene in KQ5 that's been giving me trouble. There's just... something not right about it, and I intend to fix it.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on January 29, 2013, 01:37:38 PM
No, no. I understand both concepts independently. I don't see why the Catholic Church preserving books has anything to do with Daventry/magic.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on January 29, 2013, 08:37:23 PM
- Angsting over Ep2 release. :-X
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on January 30, 2013, 12:54:43 PM
- Dangit TV Tropes! Why do you not have a page for Cognition yet?

-Sad that I missed the launch party.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on January 31, 2013, 09:39:08 AM
-being sick
-drinking tea with SO MUCH honey :D
-wanting to kill a character in a Youtube series :P

-being annoyed with Skyrim... of course, why would it save after I get the quest update from killing the ridiculously hard boss..... and of course, there's another boss after that... meanwhile, I'm like "I have too much stuff... I need to get to a town ASAP..." On the plus side, I've leveled twice

-having chills...
-feeling pretty good actually despite not having taken my usual battery of drugs for like 8 hours ... *doesn't want to jinx it but thinks this may mean he's getting be--* (battery of drugs being paracetamol, strepsils, cough syrup, and sudaffed)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on January 31, 2013, 02:32:17 PM
Where is everyone today? Busy playing Episode 2?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Jafar on January 31, 2013, 06:35:27 PM
-Not playing Episode 2. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on January 31, 2013, 08:15:02 PM
- Playing (aka developing) Episode 3.  :suffer:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on February 01, 2013, 06:50:24 AM
-Working
-Sleeping
-Preparing applications for internships
-Homework

Very little free time of late. :-\ But I did download Episode 2 and got someone to buy Episode 1! XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 01, 2013, 07:17:59 AM
- Playing (aka developing) Episode 3.  :suffer:
Already?!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 01, 2013, 07:45:11 AM
- Playing (aka developing) Episode 3.  :suffer:
Already?!
The episodes are being worked on in parallel. Otherwise, it would be MUCH longer between episodes. :)

Feeling like the guy in this comic. It was -5°F (wind chill -23°F) when I left for work today. It's supposed to get all the way up to 6°F! :brrr:! (Get it?)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on February 01, 2013, 04:43:58 PM
-Freezing in my bed. I don't like winter. Grr.
-Browsing
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 02, 2013, 07:28:11 PM
- Watching more of Dilandau's ME3.

- Playing Animal Crossing: Wild World. Gone fishing.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on February 03, 2013, 05:42:43 AM
- just finished Episode 1 of cognition
- Thinking of what to play next
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on February 03, 2013, 09:35:57 AM
Episode 2 of course :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on February 03, 2013, 10:10:43 AM
- Writing in this thread.
- Getting ready for the biggest sports event of the year: the Puppy Bowl!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on February 03, 2013, 12:00:33 PM
Episode 2 of course :)

need to get it first, low on money I'm afraid :(

- Writing in this thread.
- Getting ready for the biggest sports event of the year: the Puppy Bowl!

What's puppy bowl?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 03, 2013, 12:48:07 PM
Is it just me, or are there a lot of people signing up here with the message "Silver Lining Forever!" under their names?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on February 03, 2013, 12:50:55 PM
So I'm not the only who's noticed? Yeah I thought that was weird...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on February 03, 2013, 01:25:07 PM
- Writing in this thread.
- Getting ready for the biggest sports event of the year: the Puppy Bowl!

What's puppy bowl?

It's a bunch of puppies playing "football" for about two hours.  They also have the kitty half-time show and different animals as cheerleaders.  This year's cheerleaders are hedgehogs.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on February 03, 2013, 01:28:50 PM
where can I watch that? o.O
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 03, 2013, 01:35:00 PM
Is it just me, or are there a lot of people signing up here with the message "Silver Lining Forever!" under their names?
It's the default. Not all people bother modifying their whole profile upon registration.

-Snuggling in bed with boyfriend. <3
-Having my neck kissed.
-Narrating my life. :P
-Being laughed at. Meanly. ;P
-Hearing protestations to the above.
-Acting as spectator to boyfriend's passive aggressive "Shall I just not do anything?"
-High. :(
-Being squeezed. XD Apparently "lovingly"
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on February 03, 2013, 01:40:15 PM
where can I watch that? o.O

It's on Animal Planet right now, and it'll be repeating all through tonight, so you can still catch the full thing.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on February 03, 2013, 01:43:29 PM
watching now :P

as for Deloria: Enjoy it xD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 03, 2013, 02:20:48 PM
What is this, a Silver Lining Club or something?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 03, 2013, 05:55:25 PM
What is this, a Silver Lining Club or something?
See my post above. Also, yes.

Is it just me, or are there a lot of people signing up here with the message "Silver Lining Forever!" under their names?
It's the default. Not all people bother modifying their whole profile upon registration.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 04, 2013, 12:38:52 AM
-Catching up on, well, everything.
-Being sick. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on February 04, 2013, 05:56:36 AM
-Catching up on, well, everything.
-Being sick. :(

awww D:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 05, 2013, 11:49:21 AM
- Watching Toegoff's LP of Cognition ep.2. I gotta say... URK!

Okay, I've been spoiled that Sully DOES live! But... HOW?! He's had his eye taken out, his ear cut off... the poor guy is probably bleeding (unless the killer knows how to patch up wounds alongside making them) to death out there! I'm not a doctor, but I don't think you can just stick those back in with glue! Can surgery even fix that?!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on February 05, 2013, 12:11:00 PM
oh he finally uploaded those? nice, gonna watch

EDIT: where is it? I can't find it on youtube :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 05, 2013, 12:24:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa2_H_s4QIo27S-nugfbCYD625EZQzVWe

They're on his channel. Videos 14 through 19 are ep.2. All the rest is ep.1, just in case you want to recap yourself.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on February 05, 2013, 12:54:23 PM
ah, I thought they were all for episode 1
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 05, 2013, 01:57:13 PM
No. This is also why his TSL playlist has so many videos too, because he's going through all the episodes.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 05, 2013, 11:21:28 PM
- Watching Toegoff's LP of Cognition ep.2. I gotta say... URK!

Okay, I've been spoiled that Sully DOES live! But... HOW?! He's had his eye taken out, his ear cut off... the poor guy is probably bleeding (unless the killer knows how to patch up wounds alongside making them) to death out there! I'm not a doctor, but I don't think you can just stick those back in with glue! Can surgery even fix that?!
You're not going to bleed to death from having your ear cut off and your eye cut out. Neither of those get enough blood flow to actually cause death quickly enough to overcome clotting. People have been having their eyes removed for millennia and, aside from being blind, are usually physically fine. :P The ear is only a skin appendage and can indeed be reattached. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on February 06, 2013, 09:07:18 AM
Having your eyes/hands/ears/tongue cut off/out are all very well-established punishments that go back several thousand years. The only things you really can't cut off without risk of dying are arms/legs. Oh, and the head, obviously, but that's a totally different kind of punishment. :P

And I *really* must *think* before I idly mouseover a spoiler tag. XD

- Posting
- Duelling! (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=13169.0;topicseen) :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 06, 2013, 11:20:08 AM
Perhaps he could die of sepsis? :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on February 06, 2013, 11:52:20 AM
As far as I know that is a possibility, but even before the 20th century it was possible (even expected) that having those things removed wouldn't result in a lethal infection. So with our more advanced medical techniques it seems unlikely he'll die. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 06, 2013, 02:30:18 PM
Fun fact: Antibiotics cure sepsis and it takes a few days/a week for sepsis to set in, so assuming he's found, he'll be fine. :P

When ears and eyes were removed as punishment, the wounds were often closed with fire anyway, thus disinfecting them. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 06, 2013, 04:34:27 PM
-Nursing my sick. :(
-Coding my butt off.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 06, 2013, 06:38:28 PM
-Coding my butt off.
So THAT'S how you lost all that weight! :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 06, 2013, 06:40:03 PM
Fun fact: Antibiotics cure sepsis and it takes a few days/a week for sepsis to set in, so assuming he's found, he'll be fine. :P
Er - perhaps the knife was contaminated with Ebola virus? Oh, never mind. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 06, 2013, 06:40:52 PM
Oh, look! They haven't fixed the multiple post thing!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 06, 2013, 08:13:49 PM
Leave me alone. ;P I'll get to it eventually. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 06, 2013, 10:07:14 PM
Who's complaining? (Of course, we mods will be complaining if the spambots discover this! :o Have there even been any spambot posts since the forum upgrade? I think that anti-spam stuff is working! :D)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 07, 2013, 03:36:15 AM
I'm certainly not going to. :D I love my post count.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on February 07, 2013, 01:56:30 PM
POSTCOUNT :D Now post back, and you'll have one more post than you would have otherwise! :P

- Talking to Deloria via IM while also addressing her on the forum. How very parallel. :P
- Feeling tired but happy after a long but fun day.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 07, 2013, 04:12:33 PM
It would be funny if you were doing those things while also together in person. :P

Lab Grammy Nominations!
http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-339827.html#.URQzO0TnaSx

Brandon should appreciate this, at least. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 07, 2013, 04:27:59 PM
Unfortunately not. :( Separate landmasses again. :( /me  has a sad. :(

-Having a sad.
-Talking to Jamiekiwi.
-Snuggling a cat.
-Being in agony. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 07, 2013, 04:41:36 PM
Who's Jamiekiwi? Relation to Prince Kiwi?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 07, 2013, 05:21:03 PM
Brandon and I give strange and oddly personally significant nicknames to emotionally significant people. :P In this case it's combining "Jamie" with "Darthkiwi." :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on February 07, 2013, 06:11:36 PM
Playing Star Trek Online
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on February 08, 2013, 04:27:29 AM
It would be funny if you were doing those things while also together in person. :P

Lab Grammy Nominations!
http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-339827.html#.URQzO0TnaSx

Brandon should appreciate this, at least. :P
GAH! I've been nerdsniped!! *faux-falls as if by a headshot from an actual sniper*

Hrmm.... I will have to watch/listen to them all and let you know.

They seem kind of fun so far. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 08, 2013, 06:55:11 AM
*ahem* Could you please answer your messages, Delling?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on February 08, 2013, 07:25:21 AM
-At work
-Running to the copier while being ambushed by my kids. (Go outside and play)
-Thankful it's Friday
-Making sure I have everything I need for the day ready to go.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on February 08, 2013, 07:44:35 AM
working on a homemade video :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on February 08, 2013, 08:15:22 AM
- Just finished building a spreadsheet to keep track of all our new forum games :P
- Proofreading a novel about the end of Henry VIII's reign. I'm enjoying it! :D
- Yesterday I started reading Machiavelli's The Prince (from the early 16th century). What surprised me was that you could use it as a hint manual for Paradox strategy games. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 08, 2013, 12:23:14 PM
Had to call a furnace repairman. We had no heat, and it was down to 61°F - not SO bad yet, but it would have kept dropping. Something was wrong with the connection between the thermostat and the furnace. At least this didn't happen when it was -10°F outside!

Lab Grammy Nominations!
http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-339827.html#.URQzO0TnaSx

Brandon should appreciate this, at least. :P
GAH! I've been nerdsniped!! *faux-falls as if by a headshot from an actual sniper*

Hrmm.... I will have to watch/listen to them all and let you know.

They seem kind of fun so far. :P
I'm really liking "Some Budding Yeast That I Used to Grow"! XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 08, 2013, 01:41:16 PM
*ahem* Could you please answer your messages, Delling?
Or you could bug him over IM. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 08, 2013, 04:22:38 PM
*ahem* Could you please answer your messages, Delling?
Or you could bug him over IM. :P
There's an IM system on here?

Also, what's darthkiwi's name? I've heard you say "Brandon! :D" a few times, but now I hear Jamie?

Also also, 1 month and 10 days...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Jafar on February 08, 2013, 05:28:33 PM
Jamie is Darthkiwi.

Brandon is the guy from Kyrandia 1.

I'm Jafar. Nice to meet you. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 09, 2013, 04:44:49 AM
Brandon was such a wimp. XD I hated playing him, especially during the cave puzzle. He's wimpier about those caves than the guys in Super Amazing Wagon Adventure.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on February 09, 2013, 04:52:14 AM
Also, Brandon is Delling. :P

SUPER AMAZING WAGON ADVENTURE (http://www.sparsevector.com/wagon-adventure/) :D

Everyone should be made aware of this game :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on February 09, 2013, 05:42:41 AM
And Brandon is also my boyfriend's name, though he's not a forumer.

I am buried in snow! So much snow! It's crazy out there, look up pictures of Boston or "Nemo", which is what they named the storm. I am so not leaving the apartment today.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 09, 2013, 05:57:31 AM
Right! So to recap and keep these straight:

Brandonchan is Delling.
Wimpiebrandon is Brandon from Kyrandia.
Sullybrandon is Katie's boyfriend.
And Katie is rapidly becoming Erikatie. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Jafar on February 09, 2013, 05:59:50 AM
-Picking up the shattered pieces of my psyche and trying to glue it back together

-Suffering from bad movie induced trauma and stomachaches :dead:

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 09, 2013, 07:19:34 AM
Sullybrandon is Katie's boyfriend.
I thought Katie's boyfriend was FBIDirectorBrandon. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on February 09, 2013, 07:53:28 AM
I'm so confused right now... :stars:

Why hello, Brandon? Are you Brandon? Yes, I'm Brandon; are you Brandon too? Why, yes. Well, I'm glad that's settled. ... ... Hey, Brandon, it's Brendan!! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRGHBLARGL--
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on February 09, 2013, 07:53:53 AM
-Picking up the shattered pieces of my psyche and trying to glue it back together

-Suffering from bad movie induced trauma and stomachaches :dead:

aaww D:

what can we do to help?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Jafar on February 09, 2013, 09:46:13 AM
Nothing. The scars won't heal.

At least my stomach feels a little better now. :P


I'm so confused right now... :stars:

Why hello, Brandon? Are you Brandon? Yes, I'm Brandon; are you Brandon too? Why, yes. Well, I'm glad that's settled. ... ... Hey, Brandon, it's Brendan!! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRGHBLARGL--
Oh, that rascally Brendan, always showing up to throw a monkey wrench into things... XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 09, 2013, 11:28:24 AM
I'm so confused right now... :stars:

Why hello, Brandon? Are you Brandon? Yes, I'm Brandon; are you Brandon too? Why, yes. Well, I'm glad that's settled. ... ... Hey, Brandon, it's Brendan!! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRGHBLARGL--
MusicallyInspired (who hasn't been around lately) is also Brandon.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on February 09, 2013, 11:32:00 AM
Hey, Brandon!

[Scoots off, leaving everyone confused as to which Brandon he was referring to.]
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on February 09, 2013, 12:04:27 PM
Sullybrandon is Katie's boyfriend.
And Katie is rapidly becoming Erikatie.
I thought Katie's boyfriend was FBIDirectorBrandon. :P

LOL, Erikatie, I approve! And good reference list there. Also, yes, my boyfriend's name was indeed used as the FBI Director's name :) He was a generous Kickstarter backer, plus he puts up my 16-hours-a-day-, 7-days-a-weel workdays without complaint, so I dropped him in as a VIP. :)

Also, my real dad supplies both the first name and likeness of Erica's dad. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on February 09, 2013, 01:32:01 PM
I'm so confused right now... :stars:

Why hello, Brandon? Are you Brandon? Yes, I'm Brandon; are you Brandon too? Why, yes. Well, I'm glad that's settled. ... ... Hey, Brandon, it's Brendan!! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRGHBLARGL--
Oh, that rascally Brendan, always showing up to throw a monkey wrench into things... XD

Thing is... every time I tell someone in Ireland that my name is "Brandon"... they repeat it back to me... and 95% of the time, they repeat it back to me as "Brendan". ::) It's like, "Great, thanks... I know how to pronounce my own name... hell, I know more about the vagaries of vowels than you probably ever will or will care to... so when I said BrAndUHn, I didn't mean to say Brin-den or Brendan" (without invoking IPA, I can't be more specific than that... I could do that... but I don't feel like going to the effort :P) (I have been this frustrated with someone in real life before... b/c it took like 5 minutes of repeating the two names back and forth for them to cop on... and my ultimately having to explain it to to them :wall:)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 09, 2013, 02:58:19 PM
Orly? :P Who? :P Why didn't you stab them? :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 09, 2013, 04:38:43 PM
I have a friend named Khemara and he just tells some people to call him Cameron because they can't pronounce his Cambodian name properly. :P

-Nursing a headache and playing Sonic Racing.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 09, 2013, 05:14:02 PM
Adding another name to my list of 'characters I don't find annoying, but everyone else does':

Conrad Verner from Mass Effect.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 11, 2013, 10:39:03 AM
- Having just watched Toegoff's Lp Cog 2, I just want to say... BRAVO! That was awesome! You're so great at hooking people into the story! Something I need to work on myself...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 11, 2013, 12:56:28 PM
Also, my real dad supplies both the first name and likeness of Erica's dad. :)
Awwww! <3

Trying to make sense of some Windows API stuff.
Pointers and functions and structs! Oh, my! :stars:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 11, 2013, 03:50:09 PM
-Watching more of Dilandau300's ME3 videos. I'm at part 50 now! Only 27 more to go!

-Hmm... should I post my "King's Quest troll fic" on here or not? It is rife with spelling and grammar errors, but I did that on purpose.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on February 12, 2013, 03:15:28 PM
It is rife with spelling and grammar errors, but I did that on purpose.

Wait, why would you - ohhhhhh, I get it now. ;)

- Waiting for Her Grace the Empress Deloria, that I might have the honour of her audience (ie. waiting for her to come online on msn)
- Just finished proofreading about 300 pages in one day. Phew!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 13, 2013, 06:46:41 AM
It is rife with spelling and grammar errors, but I did that on purpose.
Delling's, Deloria's, darthkiwi's, and snabbott's heads asplode. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 13, 2013, 07:03:36 AM
It is rife with spelling and grammar errors, but I did that on purpose.
Delling's, Deloria's, darthkiwi's, and snabbott's heads asplode. :P
This is the best thing I've ever read. XD XD XD XD XD You win all the win! XD

Maybe we're secretly inside the troll fic. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 13, 2013, 07:12:57 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on February 13, 2013, 07:43:26 AM
Yes, we can be the four wise sages who simply cannot ignore the troll and feel a desperate need to modify all his posts. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 13, 2013, 07:57:23 AM
Yes, we can be the four wise sages who simply cannot ignore the troll and feel a desperate need to modify all his posts. XD
And at least two of us could! :evil:

Mod edit by darthkiwi: good point :suffer:

Mod edit edit by snabbott: Oh, that makes three of us. I wasn't sure if you had mod powers or not.
(Obviously, editing my own post doesn't require mod powers. I just wanted to say "Mod edit edit." :P)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 13, 2013, 09:55:00 AM
It is rife with spelling and grammar errors, but I did that on purpose.
Delling's, Deloria's, darthkiwi's, and snabbott's heads asplode. :P
Quote
Yes, we can be the four wise sages who simply cannot ignore the troll and feel a desperate need to modify all his posts.
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This is the best thing I've ever read. You win all the win!

Maybe we're secretly inside the troll fic.

You four just gave me a great idea!

Thanks!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 13, 2013, 11:29:01 AM
Dun, dun, dun!

I has a sad. :(
One of my co-workers got a different job, and yesterday was her last day. It's just not the same without her around. :no:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on February 13, 2013, 11:39:34 AM
-Sitting with the kids in computer lab
-Glad it is a half a day, I seriously need a nap during the staff meeting this afternoon
-Sending out TSL Episode 5 assignments. We are still working on it :)
-Enjoying the fear my students have when they hear me walking.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on February 13, 2013, 11:49:43 AM
-SEVERELY annoyed by my cat, who is in heat. She will get fixed but not until the end of the month. I'm hoping my sanity can last until then.
-Listening to music to block out her noise.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 13, 2013, 11:52:14 AM
-Enjoying the fear my students have when they hear me walking.
What, are an evil teacher?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on February 13, 2013, 01:06:04 PM
I am very strict with my kids. I can easily have fun with them and they have seen it but when they aren't doing what they know they are suppose to be doing, my boots make them jump :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on February 13, 2013, 02:18:24 PM
Dun, dun, dun!

I has a sad. :(
One of my co-workers got a different job, and yesterday was her last day. It's just not the same without her around. :no:

Aww. Sad snabbott. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 13, 2013, 08:31:40 PM
-Shivering. I should probably eat something.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on February 15, 2013, 06:22:04 AM
Right, teh ooniverse bwoke... applying patches, not sure if can be fixed, will let you know, maybe...

It's a messy world. :-\

It'd better learn to behave if it knows what's good for it >:( : I'm pretty sure impersonating a dawn god gives me some sort of power to screw with the sun. :whip:

I like being cryptic. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on February 15, 2013, 08:06:01 AM
- Trying to write a cover letter.  :sweating:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 15, 2013, 09:06:33 AM
- Trying to write a cover letter.  :sweating:
Dear potential employer:

You should hire me because I am awesome.

Sincerely,
Kelsey

:D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 15, 2013, 03:20:21 PM
- Trying to write a cover letter.  :sweating:
Dear potential employer:

You should hire me because I am awesome.

Sincerely,
Kelsey

:D
I concur. :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 15, 2013, 03:55:50 PM
-Seriously being unable to deal with existing right now. :'( :'( It's been the longest day in the world.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 15, 2013, 04:15:48 PM
 :h_hugz: :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 15, 2013, 04:46:09 PM
 :h_hugz: :hug: :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 15, 2013, 04:48:35 PM
 :hug: :h_hugz:

Here, have a kitty!  :cat:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 15, 2013, 04:55:26 PM
- Trying to write a cover letter.  :sweating:
Dear potential employer:

You should hire me because I am awesome.

Sincerely,
Kelsey

:D
I concur. :D
And if you don't believe me, just ask anyone over at the POStudios forums! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 15, 2013, 08:14:29 PM
- Watching Dilandau's ME3 LP. On part 59 now. Leviathan

- Checking here often. I'm either lonely or bored.

- Wondering when the next Ask Crispin is!? I want to hear his answers.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 16, 2013, 08:17:18 PM
-Feeling like I'm dying inside. :(
-Trying to figure out how many drugs I have to take to stop having breakthrough pain and sleep.
-Posting in the meantime. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 16, 2013, 10:01:44 PM
-Shaking like a leaf in the wind. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on February 17, 2013, 04:15:02 PM
Celebrating with my family 'cause I got engaged last night!! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 17, 2013, 04:57:15 PM
Congratulations! :D Now show us shiny!

EDIT: On a funny/sad and somewhat related note, Brandon and I went into a jewellery shop today and there was a couple there looking at engagement rings and they both looked kind of miserable and weren't touching and he kept saying things like "Oh, just go with it." :S
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 17, 2013, 05:10:50 PM
Congratulations!!!  :partyhat: :drinking: :highfive: :sweetheart:

@Deloria: That IS sad. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on February 17, 2013, 05:29:22 PM
Thank you!

And yes, that IS sad. My Brandon & I picked out my ring together and I LOVE it. Enjoy this shiny sparkly pictures!

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 17, 2013, 05:34:01 PM
Woo! Go Katie! ;D Now you can start planning your bachelorette party. ;)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: tessspoon on February 17, 2013, 07:36:06 PM
Congrats! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on February 18, 2013, 05:23:04 AM
Congrats on shiny thing and engagement! :yes: :)

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 18, 2013, 06:48:19 AM
Oh wow! Sparkly! It's very you. :yes:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on February 18, 2013, 07:55:00 AM
Thanks everyone! :D Haha, and thanks Deloria! :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 18, 2013, 08:18:02 AM
I keep coming back to this thread to look at it some more. XD

-Proofreading for someone.
-Spamming Brandon. :P
-Playing with Dalek on the desk. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on February 18, 2013, 11:42:07 AM
I also approve both of the shiny and the engagement :yes:

You has DALEK? :D I want Dalek. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 18, 2013, 12:43:02 PM
- Rubbing my tummy. :(
- Listening to pretty Albinoni music
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on February 18, 2013, 02:47:16 PM
-Enjoying my day off from work
-Lesson Plans
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on February 19, 2013, 03:35:32 PM
- Rubbing my tummy. :(
- Listening to pretty Albinoni music

ALBINONI :D That wouldn't be Albinoni's adagio, would it? The very sad one?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 19, 2013, 04:10:06 PM
I also approve both of the shiny and the engagement :yes:

You has DALEK? :D I want Dalek. :(
It's not my Dalek. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 19, 2013, 04:21:43 PM
- Whoa! I'm a Powerful Wizard!

Watch out Manannan, this girl's armed and dangerous!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 19, 2013, 04:28:03 PM
-I'm some 58 odd posts away from 15'000! :D
-Chatting to boyfriend. <3
-Listening to pretty and happy Albinoni. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 19, 2013, 04:50:13 PM
What's the highest rank?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 19, 2013, 05:00:38 PM
I have no idea! :D That's why it's exciting!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on February 19, 2013, 07:05:58 PM
*is awed by Deloria's superhuman postcount*

-still chatting to girlfriend :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 19, 2013, 10:40:01 PM
- Rubbing my tummy. :(
- Listening to pretty Albinoni music

ALBINONI :D That wouldn't be Albinoni's adagio, would it? The very sad one?
The G Minor one, yeah.

-Looking forward to sleeps!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 20, 2013, 05:19:10 AM
-Trying to get used to the iMac in the office because my laptop's adaptor just broke. :(
-Proofreading a terribly written paper. :P
-Plotting with teh Brandon.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 20, 2013, 07:14:30 AM
What's the highest rank?
Cat :cat:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 20, 2013, 08:13:06 AM
-So tired. :(
-Hyper from caffeine at the same time. STIMULANTS AND DEPRESSANTS ARE WEIRD TOGETHER. :(
-Snarking. :D
-Deciding that I'm now a dragon. :D Only instead of scales, I'm covered in pearls. :D And I have an evil plot to take down the Greek system all over the world by poisoning kegs with hallucinogens and encouraging mass hysteria and suicide. :D The trick is that it will only be effective in large quantities, so social drinkers will be fine and everyone will be very, very confused. :D Role-play is fun.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 20, 2013, 11:54:14 AM
-Cheering on a friend who just got a job! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on February 20, 2013, 02:10:48 PM
-congratulates Oldbushie on his musical taste, that piece is brilliant
-talking and snuggling with Deloria :) <3
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 20, 2013, 05:53:53 PM
-Feeling le tired.
-Finishing Sam and Max 203 with Brandon! :D German zombies! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 20, 2013, 06:34:22 PM
-Pondering getting Cadbury mini eggs.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 21, 2013, 04:27:55 AM
-Being hungry

Therefore:
-Posting here so Brandon will take me to tea/breakfast/lunch. Breakfast is probably out considering it's 11:30. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on February 21, 2013, 04:32:10 AM
-reading the forum

-Being hungry

Therefore:
-Posting here so Brandon will take me to tea/breakfast/lunch. Breakfast is probably out considering it's 11:30. XD
Oh... well, then... hrmm...

-thinking about where to go for tea...
-trying to ask Deloria
-being ignored ::)

((she's being TOTES unresponsive :-\ ::) ))
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 21, 2013, 04:35:51 AM
-Responding! Stupid youtube videos were distracting. :P Yes, we should go for lunch or tea. :P
-Inviting Lisa to tea. XD
-Waiting for Brandon to finish smalltalk about labs with Lisa.
-Detailing aspects of my mundane life. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on February 21, 2013, 07:18:38 AM
-I have to go to a boring class
-which will make me get home very very late
-BUUUT I need feedback from my tutor on an idea I had
-SO I have to go even though I'll be bored stiff for most of it... :/
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 21, 2013, 03:26:25 PM
- SIR CRAY IS BACK!!!!!  :D

- Listening to Monkey Island music in my likes. The opening scene music in the original MI2 is real nice!

- Writing again at last

- Happy that her math class got out early

- Annoyed that she didn't get her test back. Stop holding me in suspense, PLEASE!!!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on February 21, 2013, 06:16:04 PM
-Excited that a student emailed me to ask for help. I feel like a real TA. :D
-Watching The Big Bang Theory with my mom
-Working on my visual computing homework. Scene graphs are hard to program from scratch. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 21, 2013, 07:33:29 PM
-Excited that a student emailed me to ask for help. I feel like a real TA. :D
It's amazingly difficult to get students to accept help, even when they really need it. ???
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 21, 2013, 08:47:47 PM
-Responding! Stupid youtube videos were distracting. :P Yes, we should go for lunch or tea. :P
-Inviting Lisa to tea. XD
-Waiting for Brandon to finish smalltalk about labs with Lisa.
-Detailing aspects of my mundane life. :P
I read "Waiting for Brandon to finish smalltalk about abs with Lisa."
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Farquhar on February 22, 2013, 07:07:29 PM
- Listening to NIN.
- Going stir crazy.
- Feeling hungry....
- Wanting my tax refund already! XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on February 22, 2013, 07:17:25 PM
Oh wow, Farquhar! It's been years!

-Listening to people talk about RP. XD I don't understand.
-Snuggling a reindeer fur.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 23, 2013, 02:50:24 AM
-Wishing there were other people up at 5am. :(
-Seeing code when I close my eyes.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on February 23, 2013, 07:33:53 AM
-Excited that a student emailed me to ask for help. I feel like a real TA. :D
It's amazingly difficult to get students to accept help, even when they really need it. ???

In oh so many ways!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on February 23, 2013, 10:27:06 AM
- Too much to do
- really shouldn't be posting
- oh well
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 23, 2013, 02:46:01 PM
- Pondering food!
- Wishing my nose weren't so dry.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 23, 2013, 03:20:26 PM
Getting a pedicure with Mama!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Farquhar on February 24, 2013, 04:15:50 PM
- Drinking a highly-caffeinated drink. (Didn't get much sleep.)
- Getting ready to watch the Oscars.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 24, 2013, 10:36:58 PM
-Watching A Fish Called Wanda for the first time.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on February 26, 2013, 05:18:02 AM
-modelling ALL OF THE MODELLING

... won't somebody please make the modelling stop!? :'( :P (j/k)

-needing to go set up the astro-lab (a lot less cool than it sounds... it's a PC suite)

-being all blargh
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on February 26, 2013, 09:45:05 AM
Mo' Delling. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 26, 2013, 04:10:30 PM
-trying to get back to a normal sleep schedule
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on February 27, 2013, 03:49:24 AM
Mo' Delling. :P

XD I lol'd as well. :D

-more mo'Delling actually
-posting on the forum
-being all "hey, I haven't coughed in... *coughs*" (see, I'm technically recovering from a chest infection, but I think I'm mostly/completely better... stupid lingering cough... >:()
-grumbling internally about TKD (I hate sparring at TKD... I think I've worked out that this is because that one particular black belt ::) is running practically all of the classes now... and he just sucks all of the fun out of it... *shrugs* (I dunno though... the other students just seem to be a lot more into sparring than I am... I guess I just much prefer the roda de Capoeira :P (actually, that kind of goes without saying XD)))
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on February 27, 2013, 06:13:44 AM
It sucks when you don't have a sparring partner you like working with. I hear you.

- Also I miss jiu jitsu!
- man, percosets really do take the edge off (recovering from a surgical procedure)
-watching Snakes on a Plane!

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 27, 2013, 08:41:26 AM
-Waking up at 7am now apparently. o_O
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on February 27, 2013, 04:26:10 PM
I read "Waiting for Brandon to finish smalltalk about abs with Lisa."
No, I would not discuss abs and/or the benefits or detriments as per looks of bodybuilding with Lisa... ever... b/c if that girl suggests I be her "gay bestfriend" one more time... ::) (I'M NOT EVEN OUT TO HER... AND THIS MONOMANIA IS WHY :X)

-Waking up at 7am now apparently. o_O
Man... I wish I could... *has to struggle to get out of bed in the morning* It's just like... bed warm... world lame and cold and sucky... but bed warm. (but then it's pretty much always that way with me...)

-playing DDO with my brother...
-feeling very meh about life in general this week :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on February 27, 2013, 06:49:56 PM
- Typing in this thread with one hand.
- Holding together a Reaver Jetbike with the other.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 27, 2013, 11:14:45 PM
I need to sleeeeeeeeep... But I caaaaaaaan't... I regret watching DeceasedCrab's LPs of 5 Days and Trilby's Notes at night...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on February 28, 2013, 12:28:57 AM
-Debating between falling asleep and having a PBJ.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on February 28, 2013, 11:40:03 AM
Mmmm, PBJ.

Oo! Make it a Fluffernutter!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on February 28, 2013, 12:01:24 PM
- pops her head in while between groups and waves to everyone :)

I would've posted in the "Lost and Found" thread, but couldn't find it that quickly...

- runs out to grab her next group of students
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on February 28, 2013, 12:02:59 PM
Delling, I'm so used to seeing your other icon that I had to do a double take. It's cute, though.

*Waves back to Cat* Hello! Don't be a stranger around here. :)

I like Jif reduced fat peanut butter and american cheese sometimes. Everyone looks at me really weird when I do it. It's actually good!

-About to pound out more cover letters/applications
-My cat is beside me, licking herself.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on February 28, 2013, 12:05:26 PM
Time is so scarce these days :( But the good news is that Erik and I are house hunting :) Of course, that takes away even more of our small amount of time!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on March 01, 2013, 05:03:47 AM
Delling, I'm so used to seeing your other icon that I had to do a double take. It's cute, though.
Say kinda sorta suggested it on facebook. :P :cat:

-wanting to snuggle and glomp and squez the cat in my avatar and Dr. Footnote (mah Haven pet-frand)!! :D (they would be teh bestest of frands and they would be all smarty-pants about everything and roost off to the side and hold constant commentary like the grumpy old men muppets! :D)

-working on models (mo'Delling is sewius buisness)

-being tired... grr >:( at least last night... you know... I couldn't get to sleep because there were drunken idiots outside my window... *makes note to self: "should purchase supersoaker and/or water balloons"*)

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on March 01, 2013, 07:16:38 AM
I like Jif reduced fat peanut butter and american cheese sometimes. Everyone looks at me really weird when I do it. It's actually good!

-My cat is beside me, licking herself.
1. My wife likes peanut butter and pickle and peanut butter, bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches. :P

2. Even better would be beside herself licking you. ;D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on March 01, 2013, 03:41:54 PM
-Wishing I weren't so tired. :(
- Browsing the forums on my phone.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on March 01, 2013, 07:07:50 PM
-Grading papers on ethical theories
-Listening to the FFVIII soundtrack 8)

This is relaxing. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on March 02, 2013, 09:42:31 AM
-being a lazy bum today :P
-posting
-being happy that I leveled my character in DDO :D
-being all "meh" that now his equipment is kind of messed up (having leveled I can now use some REALLY good stuff... but since I was using equipment sets before now... well... those sets are broken and I'm left being all... now what?)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on March 02, 2013, 11:40:45 AM
-Being sad that Jamie has run away and our relationship ended. :(
-Wondering how I'm going to explain this to people.
-Idly thinking that maybe I should steal all the pillows to make him come back. :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on March 02, 2013, 11:45:52 AM
-Being sad that Jamie has run away and our relationship ended. :(
-Wondering how I'm going to explain this to people.
-Idly thinking that maybe I should steal all the pillows to make him come back. :D

-reading this
- :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
- missing my pillows XD
- seriously, Deloria has four pillows now and insists on lying on all of them to make a point XD Although to be fair she's allowing me access to the four-pillow-stack if we're together XD

All I did was go to the bathroom! XD I am so confused. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on March 02, 2013, 11:48:45 AM
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/wait_for_me.jpg)

Darthkiwi has, of course, missed the point entirely. I HAVE FOUR PILLOWS!!1111 :D I like having four pillows. XD And I'm an invalid. He should have offered me the four pillows to begin with. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on March 02, 2013, 12:21:30 PM
I'm so confused by you two right now... XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 02, 2013, 12:43:26 PM
Deloria and Darthkiwi aren't together anymore?!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on March 02, 2013, 01:11:59 PM
I'm so confused by you two right now... XD

You're not the only one.   ???

Next week, on Beneath the Silver Lining, Darthkiwi turns to art restoration to cope with his loss while Deloria finds new love with Prince Harry, and an unexpected surprise!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on March 02, 2013, 01:28:04 PM
This just in: Deloria cheats on darthkiwi with a pillow pile. :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on March 02, 2013, 01:51:39 PM
Deloria and Darthkiwi aren't together anymore?!
Let's not jump to any conclusions now...

-Idly thinking that maybe I should steal all the pillows to make him come back. :D

- seriously, Deloria has four pillows now and insists on lying on all of them to make a point XD Although to be fair she's allowing me access to the four-pillow-stack if we're together XD

All I did was go to the bathroom! XD I am so confused. :P

(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/wait_for_me.jpg)

My guess would be that Deloria's plan worked and they are in fact still together. :yes:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on March 03, 2013, 07:48:17 AM
It's actually really awkward having broken up and staying in the same house. :S He's not really accepting it or taking it very well. He keeps hitting on me... :S I've tried to let him down gently and we went to a cat shelter this morning to consolidate our friendship, but he's still not very accepting or gracious of my decision. I just can't be with someone who constantly runs away from me.
 
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 03, 2013, 09:57:58 AM
That's the saddest thing I've heard all day! :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on March 03, 2013, 11:56:54 AM
I just can't be with someone who constantly runs away from me.

It's actually really awkward having broken up and staying in the same house. :S ... He keeps hitting on me... :S I've tried to let him down gently and we went to a cat shelter this morning to consolidate our friendship, but he's still not very accepting or gracious of my decision.

How To Construct A Logical Argument Ch. 1, Section 1--the ideas within a paragraph should build on each other to support the overall topic or idea intended to be conveyed by the paragraph.

Considering revising: 3 or 4 sentences of his staying right next to you and being clingy and hitting on you followed by a singular sentence indicating that he perpetually runs away. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on March 03, 2013, 01:10:49 PM
When he's not trying to escape, he's a great boyfriend! :P

It's okay though, we've rebonded over snuggling cats and there may yet be hope. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 03, 2013, 02:39:06 PM
Kitties solve everything!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on March 03, 2013, 10:11:33 PM
A warm and fuzzy kitty next to you does make life seem less lonely sometimes.  :cat:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on March 04, 2013, 03:30:12 AM
KITTEH!! :D :cat: I need a kitteh...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on March 04, 2013, 04:02:16 AM
Completely failing at C++ and pointers. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on March 04, 2013, 04:32:02 AM
Completely failing at C++ and pointers. :(

Oh, man... don't even... pointers are annoying. I had a student last semester who did everything with pointers... and I was just like "You really didn't need to use pointers for a running sum..."

-feeling a little sick :X
-blaming the cheese scone...
-being really annoyed with Memrise... WHY YOU NO MOVE TO NEXT WORD AND THEN SKIP OVER IT??  :stars:
-not being sure what to do next with modelling :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on March 04, 2013, 09:39:53 AM
-Coding my bum off.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on March 04, 2013, 10:48:16 AM
Completely failing at C++ and pointers. :(
I'm trying to teach myself C++, and I'm failing to grasp pointers, as well. :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on March 04, 2013, 01:59:18 PM
My rule of thumb ended up being "If it belongs to me, like a property, no pointer. If it represents someone else, pointer." So I had a list of children, and the list was not a pointer but the list was of pointers to children. I also had a pointer to a parent. Everything else was not a pointer. Then you just have to be really careful with having mutator methods for all of your private variables because you can't access them from anywhere else...

...It all sounds very simple saying it out loud, but I was trying to make a structure work where EVERYTHING was a pointer. I'm just...4pm. Haven't slept. So tired. So caffeinated. So out of it.

 :sleepy:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on March 04, 2013, 04:47:14 PM
yeah... sounds like you're reaching that point where you're wondering about the divergence of pointers in your code and oh... oh... omg... WHY DOES THIS BIT HAVE A CURL? and the pointers are pointing at pointers pointing at the pointers and... basically, you're approaching the "somebody went an opened the Ark of the Covenant" bit of computer programming. :P

I suggest sleep and orange juice (or some manner of sports drink). :yes: ...and possibly a conversation with your TA if the pointers don't stop either spinning or talking to you. :yes:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 04, 2013, 06:12:27 PM
- Rewriting chapter 7 of KQ5. Now it's closer to my original plan! What was I thinking earlier? I don't know.

- Watching more Leisure Suit Larry. Onto 3 now. Poor Larry, lost your job, lost your wife (and she seemed like a legitimately sweet girl in 2). Also, I love this line: You may know the word "getsoap" but it's beyond Al Lowe's vocabulary!

- Waiting for Delling to reply to my latest message.

- cooking my dinner.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on March 04, 2013, 06:34:22 PM
doing video editing.

don't like doing video editing, but I do like the videos I'm editing

((mind puzzle!))
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on March 04, 2013, 08:06:46 PM
*Cooling off after a workout. It was intense but I did it!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on March 05, 2013, 10:38:25 AM
Working in my jammies! Stayed home due to snow.

don't like doing video editing, but I do like the videos I'm editing
I'm looking forward to seeing that video! :D

*Cooling off after a workout. It was intense but I did it!
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on March 05, 2013, 03:37:10 PM
-feeling incredibly poor this month :(
-needing to do bank stuff :-\
-needing to prep for journal club Thursday... :-\
-feeling bleh...
-wondering why I seem to be getting stomach cramps and stuff more often now in TKD and Capoeira... :-\ (it's been fine for MONTHS and now suddenly, my stomach's just like "eh, no..."... and I haven't changed my diet or eating times as far as I know)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 05, 2013, 09:11:40 PM
- Reading a recap of Twilight.

- Reading about Druids, The Morrigan, Banshees, and Irish mythology in general. Wow! You guys certainly did your research on this for episode 3!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on March 06, 2013, 05:46:52 AM
- Reading a recap of Twilight.

Don't. Read Chris vs. Twilight instead. It's better. :yes:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 06, 2013, 11:01:18 AM
It's das-mervin's LJ Twilight Recap. She HATES the series with a passion! As do I.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on March 06, 2013, 11:29:41 AM
It's das-mervin's LJ Twilight Recap. She HATES the series with a passion! As do I.

I see... I may have to read that as *adjusts monocle* I appreciate all... well... most forms of internet snark.

-not wanting to go to TKD
-...going to TKD :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on March 06, 2013, 03:19:09 PM
- Wishing I could sleep for the next 12 hours. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 06, 2013, 07:49:55 PM
- Listening to Likes on Youtube

- Doing Math homework. It's not hard, but there are so many problems to solve!

- Reading the latest FW article!

...

Okay, this has been something that I've been wondering about for awhile. I know that you guys have TFW as the backstory for TSL, but... considering current events (Andrew Greyson's Arc, Derek's Arc enc) does that mean the in-game characters know all of this already by the time the game is taking place?

If it does, then why (in-universe anyway) is the newspaper (and the press in the building) in episode 2 the 2nd issue instead of whatever the last issue will be (which I'm assuming is going to talk about either The Wedding or The Tragedy)? Yes, I know it's to solve a puzzle or two, but in universe, wouldn't Graham be thinking Wait a minute! Haven't I read this before? Huh. Must be a slow news day.?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Farquhar on March 06, 2013, 09:51:46 PM
- Eating for the first time today.
- Drinking Mountain Dew White Out
- Downloading Cognition finally! ;D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on March 08, 2013, 04:08:02 PM
-sad because I won't be able to visit Deloria as soon as I'd hoped :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on March 11, 2013, 05:21:01 AM
-sad because I won't be able to visit Deloria as soon as I'd hoped :(
laaaaaaaaaaem!!

Also... hrmm...
-wondering if Deloria will be back for Itzacon at the end of the month now that you mention it...
-being all AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!! about the 3rd year review
-feeling like I HAVE TO FINISH THESE PROJECTS RIGHT NOW!!
-being annoyed with a couple molecules >:(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on March 11, 2013, 09:34:55 AM
- Just finished the first draft of my novel!!
- Now to contemplate the extensive revisions I need to make. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 11, 2013, 11:51:45 AM
Okay, this has been something that I've been wondering about for awhile. I know that you guys have TFW as the backstory for TSL, but... considering current events (Andrew Greyson's Arc, Derek's Arc enc) does that mean the in-game characters know all of this already by the time the game is taking place?

If it does, then why (in-universe anyway) is the newspaper (and the press in the building) in episode 2 the 2nd issue instead of whatever the last issue will be (which I'm assuming is going to talk about either The Wedding or The Tragedy)? Yes, I know it's to solve a puzzle or two, but in universe, wouldn't Graham be thinking Wait a minute! Haven't I read this before? Huh. Must be a slow news day.?
Seriously? No explanation, Katie? Say? Cezar?

Also, with the revelation that The Dig that Changed History gives us, I find what Graham has to do in the Winged Ones city with the painter in episode 4 very ironic.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on March 11, 2013, 12:22:19 PM
I didn't see that one til now, sorry.

Yes, the current story is all taking place before the opening of Ep 1 of TSL. The articles posted on the bulletin board in-game are selected ones from their recent issues (ones more relevant to Graham's situation, largely).

And...in part, I'd say wait until the end of the storyline that's happening in FW, which isn't over yet. Also, keep in mind that Graham isn't a native of the Green Isles--he probably doesn't read the FW regularly, and he's not stopping to read their back log archive in the midst of the crisis he's dealing with.

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 11, 2013, 01:53:00 PM
Which storyline? Andrew's?

Also, I've been wondering this for awhile now: we've seen Valanice's Dreamworld, Rosella's and Alexander's, but what about Graham's? What would his look like?

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on March 12, 2013, 05:50:15 AM
Remember that time is running backwards. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on March 12, 2013, 07:50:41 AM
Iiiiiiiiinceptiooooooon!! :o
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on March 12, 2013, 09:39:53 AM
Mainly Andrew's, yes.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on March 12, 2013, 12:40:01 PM
Quote
Iiiiiiiiinceptiooooooon!! :o

*Cue inception horn*

BWAAA BWAAA.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on March 12, 2013, 03:45:30 PM
- Writing in this thread.
- Relieved that my car is now freed from the garage.
- Surprised that I managed to mangle the garage door.
- Feeling embarrassed because of the look of complete and utter shock on my sweetie's face when he came home.
- Glad my camera's broken.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 12, 2013, 03:50:19 PM
Quote
Iiiiiiiiinceptiooooooon!! :o

*Cue inception horn*

BWAAA BWAAA.
I've never seen that movie. I have no idea what that means.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on March 12, 2013, 03:56:06 PM
Quote
Iiiiiiiiinceptiooooooon!! :o

*Cue inception horn*

BWAAA BWAAA.
I've never seen that movie. I have no idea what that means.
It's a great movie as for the horn...

this should give you an idea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66TuSJo4dZM
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 12, 2013, 04:13:33 PM
Okay.

What does that have to do with time running backwards?

unless you were refering to my post about the Dreamworlds and me wondering what Graham's would be?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on March 12, 2013, 10:23:55 PM
I would guess the Dreamworld reference, although the sound effect has turned into a meme for dramatic moments in a more generic way, too. Or any moment where something is revealed to have a twist or have more to it than at first thought.

Also, the movie is well worth checking out! :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on March 14, 2013, 10:29:00 AM
- wondering how many kids I will see today thanks to it being Benchmark Week
- wandering around the forum
- being glad that I have tomorrow off :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 15, 2013, 12:46:04 PM
- Trying to write a fight scene in QFG1:SYWTBAH! Maybe some of you guys can help?

-
Now fully rested, Finn left the Dryad’s Glade and headed northeast as he’d been told. He’d soon came across a small area filled with large rocks and a couple bushes.

His eyes darted around- it was too quiet with too many places to hide. He felt that he was being watched from all sides. Cautiously, he drew his dagger and casted Zap on it. Grasping his dagger in one hand and holding a Flame Dart in the other, he asked softly, “Alright, who’s there? Come out and show yourself!”

He heard rustling behind him and whirled around. “C-come on,” he stammered. “I can take you on! S-stop -ahem!- Stop being cowards and face me like men!” Finn said, trying to bolster his confidence. He put more power into his Flame Dart, making it bigger and hotter, and raised his voice, “You don’t know who you’re messing with. I am Finn, son of Keenan Dillon the Wizard! I am a friend of the forest, and YOU are intruding!” the rustling got louder and he heard snorting from the bush. Finn let out a hearty laugh, “Ha! Scared, are you? Maybe I oughta just burn that bush- OOF!” Finn felt something hit him square in the back and he fell flat on his face, dropping his dagger and causing his Flame Dart to fizzle out.

“Ow! What was-“ WHACK! He was struck again, this time a nice hard rap on the head. Finn twisted his head around, and looked into the bright, wicked eyes of an ugly green skinned Goblin! Finn turned over onto his back, giving the little monster a kick to the jaw in the process. The Goblin snorted and staggered back. Finn, seeing his chance, quickly grabbed his dagger back and ignited another Flame Dart.

He threw the spell as quickly as he could, hitting the goblin square in the face before he could even react! The Goblin let out a squeal of pain. He thrust his dagger forward, but by that time the monster had recovered and quickly blocked it with their shield with a hollow ‘thunk!’

Finn ducked as the Goblin swung his mace at his face again. He heard a squeal from behind, and without looking, he cast another Flame Dart behind him hoping that it hit.

It apparently didn’t, because next thing Finn knew, he was tripped down on his back again by another Goblin -this time blue!- who proceeded to whack him hard on the head with their mace along with the green one bashing him in the guts over and over!

“Ow! OW! GET OFF’A ME!” Finn yelled, kicking the olive Goblin away. The navy one then proceeded to thwack his weapon right across Finn’s face! There was a ‘CRACK!’ and Finn screamed and clutched his nose! He jumped to his feet and, letting go of his heavily bleeding nose, cast a Flame Dart at Bluey, who managed to block it with his shield... for all the fat good it did, because it made of wood and burnt to ash within a few seconds. Finn then jumped onto Bluey and slashed away with his dagger. Bluey struggled under Finn’s grip, and squealed for help!

There came the rustles of the nearby bushes with angry snorts all around, and Finn found himself surrounded!

Gee, Finn thought. This sure looks familiar! Bluey noticed Finn was distracted and kicked him off again. Finn grunted and managed to roll and get back on his feet, and Bluey did the same with a growl and a snort.

With a twirl and point of his club at their adversary, the Goblins all rushed at the young Mage in a flurry of blue and green.

Finn stabbed and sliced his dagger all around, knocking a few of the creatures down for the count. His hands lit up with Flame Darts and he threw them everywhere as quickly as he could, but as soon as he’d gotten a couple down in the dirt, two more took their place ever stronger!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Farquhar on March 15, 2013, 08:34:57 PM
- Watching AVGN vol. 6, arrived in the mail today! Yay! ;D
- Waiting until I can take my cold medicine again.
- Starting to feel better.
- Not feeling better enough! XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on March 16, 2013, 12:23:50 PM
I'm a big AVGN fan, but I actually prefer James Rolfe as himself doing movie reviews
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 17, 2013, 12:38:27 PM
- Watching Criminal Minds. I think the killer took notes from The Wise Monkey, what with him getting rid of senses like they did. And a dash of The Hangman due to his MO.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on March 17, 2013, 05:17:16 PM
*realizing I haven't updated the TSL game threads
*still trying to shake the smell of my cat's litter box from my nose.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 18, 2013, 09:50:49 AM
- Uninstalling and reinstalling TSL to see if I can get rid of that bug in ep.3.

Hmm... I don't see the ep. 1 and 2 builds, and I thought that the bug could be fixed if you reinstall it from ep.3. Is it possible to do it from ep.4 as well?

- Reading a Cracked article on Mister Roger's. Good Lord, this guy... he was AWESOME! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on March 18, 2013, 02:56:49 PM
-feeling a little bleugh
-not really wanting to go back in to the office tomorrow
-thinking I should get food
-being cold

-realizing that I hadn't realized how much I actually needed this long weekend :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 19, 2013, 12:47:05 PM
-Reinstalling TSL. AGAIN. This time with just episodes 1-2-3.

-Getting ready to go to school.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on March 19, 2013, 02:48:53 PM
Crossing fingers for GrahamRocks! - I hope it works this time!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on March 19, 2013, 05:57:08 PM
Hope it works out this time, gal!

-thinking I should replay TSL sometime.
-posting here
-annoyed at my writer's block.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 20, 2013, 09:00:25 PM
- Leaving off the rest of my math homework until tomorrow.

- Realizing that sliding my volume slider up and down to the beat of the bass in the Police Quest 3 Patrol music is kinda fun!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 22, 2013, 07:11:51 AM
- Nice new Developer Diary article! However, if I can give my opinion on something? I think I like Rosella's older model better. Assuming that's her final model for episode 5, and not just an unfinished sneak preview.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on March 22, 2013, 10:20:38 AM
-Sitting in the computer lab with my twin hanging out for the next 6 hours while kids test.
-Playing facebook games
-Laughing way to much with my twin
-Working on lesson plans for the next month
-Counting down the days until Spring Break.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on March 22, 2013, 10:30:39 AM
-Sitting in the computer lab with my twin hanging out for the next 6 hours while kids test.
-Laughing way to much with my twin
You have a twin? How did I not know this? ???
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on March 22, 2013, 03:33:58 PM
Do they have a goatee? :o
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on March 22, 2013, 05:00:03 PM
Do they have a goatee? :o
Is her twin from the Mirror Universe? (Star Trek reference)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on March 22, 2013, 07:26:49 PM
She's not my real twin. We have the same personality and have the same likes. She's the computer lab tech but everyone calls us twins
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on March 23, 2013, 11:50:31 AM
*bored in the hospital waiting room. Grandad is feeling better, though :) hoping he continues to improve.
*listening to other people's conversation.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 23, 2013, 02:15:13 PM
- Playing TSL episode 2. Is it just me, or is Hassan nicer than I thought? Maybe I'm confused because of how he acts in TH&GS.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on March 23, 2013, 04:34:45 PM
-Missing my pillow/boyfriend. :(
-Correcting the corrections caused by having the worst proofreader ever: Please stop inserting insipid comments into the text (complete with smilies) AND STOP PUTTING THINGS IN THAT AREN'T THERE. THEY HAVE TO BE REFERENCED. I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE INFO IS COMING FROM AND IT'S MOSTLY WRONG. XD *sighs* :( Fun.
-Being 24 out of 47 pages done. :(
-Wishing this weren't all so painful. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on March 23, 2013, 04:55:47 PM
She's not my real twin. We have the same personality and have the same likes. She's the computer lab tech but everyone calls us twins
How fun! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on March 24, 2013, 04:01:20 AM
-Correcting the corrections caused by having the worst proofreader ever: Please stop inserting insipid comments into the text (complete with smilies) AND STOP PUTTING THINGS IN THAT AREN'T THERE. THEY HAVE TO BE REFERENCED. I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE INFO IS COMING FROM AND IT'S MOSTLY WRONG. XD *sighs* :( Fun.
...
-Wishing this weren't all so painful. :(

COME VISIT!! I will proofread! :D

Teh pain... she is back!? >:( Dolor mala, amach leat!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on March 24, 2013, 05:20:19 PM
Analgesia wasn't viable. :( Sad, sad Deloria is so incredibly sad.

-Six more pages of "corrections" to work through. :(
-Wishing I didn't have to do this now.
-Wanting a kitty or a boyfriend or a Highclere or all three.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on March 25, 2013, 06:39:58 PM
Reviewing lesson plans for tomorrow.
Listening to Tadpole snore.
Watching my newly planted grass grow.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on March 25, 2013, 07:35:05 PM
- Writing in this thread.
- Going through the cards of this new card game I got.
- Surprised at how specific some of these cards are.
- Seriously doubting my sweetie's mother would like to play this.
- Not a very humane card game, is it?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 25, 2013, 08:18:26 PM
What game is it?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on March 25, 2013, 08:20:50 PM
Cards Against Humanity.

I've been pretty much scouring Amazon every day for the past month for a new shipment of $25 priced versions.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 26, 2013, 04:07:32 PM
- Having an off day today. First failed math test! 62! ARGH! I knew I was gonna jinx it when I said last week, "I've got a good feeling about this one! I feel pretty confident!"
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on March 28, 2013, 10:52:36 AM
-Getting ready to do another home workout.
-Feeling more encouraged in general about stuff
-Came to the conclusion last night that I'm a music hoarder :P I pay for all of it. Can't help I like so many different songs.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on March 29, 2013, 09:40:04 AM
Recursion makes my brain melt. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 31, 2013, 10:29:15 AM
-Celebrating Easter at my church! He Lives, whether you like it or not!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on March 31, 2013, 10:51:05 AM
No need to be argumentative about it though. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on April 01, 2013, 12:58:29 PM
- Celebrating that our site is finally back up!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 01, 2013, 01:20:04 PM
-Just read the latest FW article. Katie... Is this what you talked about last time?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on April 01, 2013, 01:35:21 PM
- Celebrating that our site is finally back up!!
Yaaay! I've been going through forum withdrawal!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on April 01, 2013, 01:41:36 PM
Whoo! ;D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 03, 2013, 12:30:05 PM
*raises hand* I have a question about GOG. Are the games on there when downloaded, with Roland music or Adlib/Sound Blaster?

Also, so sad what happened not only with LucasArts but also with Zelda Reorchestrated yesterday shutting down. I shall listen to all their albums to honor them today.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on April 09, 2013, 01:40:01 PM
The spambot has been vanquished, thanks to Katie! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o

I'm not sure about the GOG question. I imagine that they support whatever sound cards were originally supported. Sound Blaster at least generally works on Windows. If there's a particular game you're wondering about, you might get a better answer from their support or on their forums.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on April 11, 2013, 12:29:10 PM
Being seriously annoyed by an evil group policy: user cannot interact with Windows Update; when updates are installed, Windows reboots the computer with no warning. >:(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on April 12, 2013, 11:08:25 AM
- Just finished an essay!
- Have to immediately read even more stuff so I can write the next essay. :O
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on April 14, 2013, 01:07:06 PM
Removing topics create by a bot spammer, they were a fine test for my powers.

Now worship me... WORSHIP ME!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on April 14, 2013, 06:04:19 PM
-(Deloria) Sneakily posting on my darthkiwi's account. :D I shall wreak havoc here! :D
-Hurting. :(
-Wanting to steal the black Turkish angora I made friends with across the street. :yes:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on April 15, 2013, 02:37:03 PM
That's Beauty, not Rosella. And yeah, a number of those were screens that don't happen in the final version of the game.


- kinda freaked out because two bombs just went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. :/
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on April 15, 2013, 02:45:04 PM
- kinda freaked out because two bombs just went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. :/
I just heard about that. That's horrible! :'(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 15, 2013, 02:45:52 PM
'cordin' to Katie, it's Beauty.

...Why is she coming out of the Pawn Shoppe?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on April 15, 2013, 02:53:57 PM
Dunno - that's apparently something that was cut. Also, I edited my response below. Check it out. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on April 15, 2013, 03:21:45 PM
It's pretty scary. Far away from me, and my friends & family are okay as well, but even so.

Yeah, as I said, some of those shots don't happen in the game. I'm not entirely sure they *ever* did, and may have just been us playing around with the models and scenes, etc.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 15, 2013, 03:53:35 PM
Well, I'm glad Graham is a gentleman.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 16, 2013, 07:57:17 AM
It's my birthday today!!!!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on April 16, 2013, 08:11:39 AM
Happy Birthday!!!!  :jester: :partyhat: :drinking: :guitar:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 16, 2013, 03:15:57 PM
After Geometry, now I'm seeing Right Angles everywhere on campus!

THEY'RE EVERYWHERE, GUYS!!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on April 16, 2013, 04:03:47 PM
Yep - except in nature, for the most part. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 16, 2013, 04:34:24 PM
Talk about Soundtrack Dissonance! I'm writing an action scene for my QFG fic (which involves my Magic User character taking on the Goblin Camp, or rather their "leader" and stabbing "Bluey's" eyes and slicing his throat) and what is playing, but this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-dhakqObKg
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on April 19, 2013, 07:02:28 AM
- Absolutely glued to my TV and twitter feeds. God, I hope they get this guy without anyone else being hurt.

(For any unaware, the authorities are on a huge manhunt in the Boston area for the remaining bombiing suspect, the other one was killed in a shootout early in the AM here. A lot of towns are on lockdown, people being told to stay at home, indoors, businesses are closed, public transportation and cabs are completely shutdown, etc...it's a little tense over here.)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 19, 2013, 08:02:42 AM
*sigh* What's wrong with humanity this year?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: icarus on April 21, 2013, 12:37:08 PM
-watching inkheart
-drinking tea
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on April 21, 2013, 12:40:05 PM
Tea is good :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on April 22, 2013, 06:59:42 AM
Being somewhat annoyed... My brother-in-law, who is not particularly computer literate, wants me to show him how to edit his web page. I wrote it in a text editor, and I'm afraid he'll break it if he edits it. Oh, well. I guess I can restore it from backup if he does. :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on April 22, 2013, 07:25:57 AM
I always have this picture in my mind of how computer techs perceive the rest of us regular folk and it goes a little something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Y2VudmLzg&t=7m38s


xD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on April 22, 2013, 07:47:19 AM
Hmmm... Silent Bob kind of looks like BT. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on April 22, 2013, 07:50:18 AM
Hahaha, good point :P

I love that show BTW, a shame it only got 4 or 5 episodes
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 23, 2013, 08:12:44 PM
- Yay! There's FINALLY a King's Quest section on Fanfiction.Net! Now all we need are: Space Quest, Police Quest, Codename: ICEMAN, the Conquests series, Willy Beamish, Leisure Suit Larry, Laura Bow, Torin's Passage, Manhunter, and Eco Quest.

- Writers Block sucks! I'm torn between having Finn (my Magic User in my QFG fanfic) try to keep fighting against the Goblins until help (inevitably) comes in the form of him being reunited with Marcus (my Fighter/ eventual Paladin) who rushes in when he hears the sounds of battle through the forest, or to cut his losses and run due to he's injured in the fight (those Goblins were wailing on him!)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on April 24, 2013, 05:02:10 AM
Awright! Time to write me some naughty fanfics  8)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 24, 2013, 08:05:46 PM
- Watching CSI. I could have SWORN that (FBI?) lady looked JUST like Davies from Cognition!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on April 25, 2013, 07:14:50 AM
- Reading about Foucault and Durkheim. Oooh, societies of control! :D This stuff is fascinating :D
- Thinking about editing an essay
- Deciding to do it tomorrow, simply because I don't want to. Oh well.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on April 26, 2013, 09:40:55 AM
- Pondering the meaning of fife
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on April 26, 2013, 11:35:20 AM
- Pondering the meaning of fife
Barney?

(http://ridelifebmx.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/barney-fife-crop-fix.jpg)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 26, 2013, 12:49:45 PM
- Wondering if anybody will read my KQ5 and QFG1 stories on here. I want to know what you guys think!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on April 27, 2013, 01:29:54 PM
-Just talked everyone's ear off in the young adult fiction thread :P
-Trying to make myself go to the gym or walk at the park (it's such a pretty day)
-Will probably watch Les Miserables tonight.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 27, 2013, 02:13:18 PM
-Playing Fire Emblem:Shadow Dragon. No Death Runs are annoyingly hard, especially if this is your first game like mine.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: icarus on April 30, 2013, 01:25:15 AM
-celebrating queen/kings day
(we're getting a new king here in Netherland)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on April 30, 2013, 07:25:57 AM
-celebrating queen/kings day
(we're getting a new king here in Netherland)
Congrats! (Or whatever the appropriate thing is to say about that. :P)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on April 30, 2013, 08:15:16 AM
- settling in to get to work in my new apartment!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on April 30, 2013, 09:57:17 AM
Happy moving, Katie! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on April 30, 2013, 03:43:26 PM
- Daydreaming of coffee
- Being sad because nobody wants to post anymore
- Wishing hard I could have like 40 hours in one day alone to get everything done.


Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on April 30, 2013, 05:26:47 PM
Yay! Say's back!

- Daydreaming of coffee
Are you not allowed to have it again/still? :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on April 30, 2013, 05:40:31 PM
Unfortunately, this last week has been particularly bad. So no, I prob need to stay away from it.

- Reading.
- Tired.
- Trying to post :p
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 30, 2013, 07:18:06 PM
Attempting to draw the Castle Daventry (from the opening of KQ5) scene in pencil for fun in Drawing class. Who knew it could be so difficult to draw?!

Then again, it's a lesson on one-point-perspective AND drawing slowly.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 01, 2013, 08:20:18 AM
I can't even draw a stick figure, lol.

So yeah, drawing IS hard :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on May 01, 2013, 08:31:23 AM
- Being sad because nobody wants to post anymore

-trying to post
-working on models for SGR B2 ::) (I want to stab this project to death :stabs:)
-having one molecule done in pass 2 (so, I "finished" all of the molecules, but there were some weird features in some molecules and not in others and not being able to get a very good profile shape for some, so that set of "finished" molecules is officially pass 1 :P ... now I'm doing pass2 stage1 folding everything together until something breaks or gets better. :P)

-listening to Imagine Dragons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhSvfxtlUQc) (if you haven't discovered them yet, you should :))
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Say on May 01, 2013, 12:26:37 PM
- Being coffeeless
- Happy to see some frands around <3
- Sneezing while typing with one hand (quite an art, actually)
- Listening to Imagine Dragons nao.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on May 01, 2013, 12:27:52 PM
- Wishing I could draw better
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 01, 2013, 12:48:48 PM
yep, drawing is really hard, this is drawing of Batman I made two weeks ago

(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/3637/30197936998099978955617.jpg)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on May 01, 2013, 12:58:16 PM
You, sir, should send that to the Louvre. :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on May 01, 2013, 01:05:58 PM
Are you sure that's not Catman?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 01, 2013, 01:10:08 PM
(http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae78/hkarabetian/Funny%20images/tumblr_m8u4n9P8U51rnpyzu_zpsd6db4054.gif)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on May 01, 2013, 02:16:31 PM
-celebrating queen/kings day
(we're getting a new king here in Netherland)
Congrats! (Or whatever the appropriate thing is to say about that. :P)
Long live King Willem-Alexander! ;D :h_kingme:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on May 01, 2013, 05:01:35 PM
-noting here that... sometimes, when my brain has melted, I make these sputtering sounds... which would probably sound a little like techno if I were ever to record them... this would require having a recorder around for when my brain has melted... which would mean planning on it in advance...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on May 02, 2013, 09:47:19 AM
- Wondering why my hand is numb. :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on May 02, 2013, 10:14:53 AM
-noting here that... sometimes, when my brain has melted, I make these sputtering sounds... which would probably sound a little like techno if I were ever to record them... this would require having a recorder around for when my brain has melted... which would mean planning on it in advance...
You could just have one continuously recording (and looping when you run out of storage space). :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on May 02, 2013, 03:53:34 PM
-listening to Imagine Dragons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhSvfxtlUQc) (if you haven't discovered them yet, you should :))

I like their song "Demons". but that's the only one on the album I've really listened to.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on May 03, 2013, 09:30:13 AM
You've managed to avoid their smash radio hit, It's Time? :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 03, 2013, 11:25:13 AM
I'm zoning out from exhaustion
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on May 03, 2013, 01:44:51 PM
-Tired
-Wishing my parents weren't terrible people. :'(
-Wishing my boyfriend were around. Where is boyfriend? :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on May 03, 2013, 11:14:03 PM
You've managed to avoid their smash radio hit, It's Time? :P

I suppose so. I don't listen to top 40 radio and don't watch shows that might add it to their soundtrack. Although I did download a cover of the song by an artist I like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUPaShlj9BM
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 04, 2013, 06:39:28 AM
-Tired
-Wishing my parents weren't terrible people. :'(
-Wishing my boyfriend were around. Where is boyfriend? :(

Awwww *hugs Deloria*
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on May 04, 2013, 02:14:58 PM
-Still tired, but now reunited with boyfriend!
-Snuggling with boyfriend and cat. <3
-Being excited about being with darthkiwi for 998 days! :D
-Catching up with the forum after being absent for almost over a month. :( I won $500 in a national competition because I wrote an awesome dissertation! I got a CELTA qualification! The forum decided I was pregnant! :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 04, 2013, 03:27:44 PM
WHOO Congratulations on your award :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on May 05, 2013, 01:11:35 PM
Thank you. :D I'm quite disappointed that's the only thing I won; some of the 'extra' prizes were amazing: One guy gets to go to space, another person is going to the Youth Science Forum in Stockholm and the Nobel Prize ceremonies and yet another gets to do an internship at an embassy for six months.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 05, 2013, 01:17:28 PM
Oh wow! I'd take either the space one of the Embassy one :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on May 05, 2013, 04:05:38 PM
- Virtual hugging Deloria <3
- Being all sneezy and stuffs :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 06, 2013, 09:55:58 AM
- Thinking about trying out the Chzo Mythos games. Hmmm... do I go publication order or timeline order? How many days are in Trilby's Notes? I want to know because I want to do something cool: I want to play each day in the game and spread out the game over however many days the game takes place. For example, 5 Days a Stranger I would play out over the course of exactly five days.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on May 06, 2013, 04:57:00 PM
I definitely think you should play in publication order. That's the way the story was meant to be unveiled.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 06, 2013, 05:01:05 PM
How many days are in Trilby's Notes?

Originals or Special Editions?

According to the Wiki, Trilby's Notes takes place over... 4 days? 3?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on May 06, 2013, 09:07:19 PM
I just realized I've had this computer a year and a half and not all the King's Quests games were on it! Bad fan! :!Oops:  That's been remedied except for GOG's 1-3 pack, but I haven't bought that yet.

So...
-Trying to decided which KQ game to start from scratch. I have 4-8 regular games, KQ2+, 3 IA and AGDI.

Yes, I'm aware I'm a KQ geek. I wouldn't be here if I wasn't.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on May 07, 2013, 01:44:56 AM
- Thinking about trying out the Chzo Mythos games. Hmmm... do I go publication order or timeline order? How many days are in Trilby's Notes? I want to know because I want to do something cool: I want to play each day in the game and spread out the game over however many days the game takes place. For example, 5 Days a Stranger I would play out over the course of exactly five days.
I played them in timeline order. It was a very strange experience. :P I hope you have fun. :)

-Shielding myself from the far too bright sun. XD
-Thinking about making cookie dough for breakfast.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on May 07, 2013, 09:44:59 AM
Cat cookie dough? ;)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on May 07, 2013, 01:08:30 PM
Cat cookie dough? ;)
I was going to, but kitty was hiding. :P I ended up making pancakes instead. :D Delicious, fluffy pancakes. :D

-Figuring out which drugs and potentiators to mix to knock myself out; The next twelve hours are going to be insanely painful and I don't want to be conscious for it. :(
-Smelling chlorine. :S I have no idea where it's coming from.
-Wondering where boyfriend disappeared off to. :(
-Looking forward to going to Wales and Tintern and a town filled with bookshops and learning how to make stained glass in buttercream! :D Busy month.

I don't know how to feel when it comes this death message from KQ2+

"You tup with the spirits, and find only the graves." I looked up what 'tup' means, and I feel kinda sick.
Huh. When do you get that?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on May 07, 2013, 02:11:28 PM

-Looking forward to going to Wales and Tintern and a town filled with bookshops and learning how to make stained glass in buttercream! :D Busy month.

I'm so torn on this...

I mean, on the one hand, I'm going to miss you in Hay-on-Wye, while on the other hand, I'm going to miss you in Hay-on-Wye :P I'll stand by for my inevitable decapitation. I <3 you, my Queene. Really, I do (I've even used the heart-emoticon in an effort to pre-emptively soften what I'm about to say--) It's just... it's hard to imagine you in Hay-on-Wye... there will be death threats and begging others to steal stuff for you and not moving from ONE SPOT for a very. Long. Time. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 07, 2013, 04:44:20 PM
Watching Sining in the Rain, this is one of those movies I'll never get tired of watching
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on May 07, 2013, 10:01:59 PM
Watching Sining in the Rain, this is one of those movies I'll never get tired of watching
The story of a lonely mathematician in Seattle. ;B
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on May 08, 2013, 01:06:38 AM

-Looking forward to going to Wales and Tintern and a town filled with bookshops and learning how to make stained glass in buttercream! :D Busy month.

I'm so torn on this...

I mean, on the one hand, I'm going to miss you in Hay-on-Wye, while on the other hand, I'm going to miss you in Hay-on-Wye :P I'll stand by for my inevitable decapitation. I <3 you, my Queene. Really, I do (I've even used the heart-emoticon in an effort to pre-emptively soften what I'm about to say--) It's just... it's hard to imagine you in Hay-on-Wye... there will be death threats and begging others to steal stuff for you and not moving from ONE SPOT for a very. Long. Time. :P
You are le silly. :P There will be charming discourse and the inevitable acquisition of antique books. :P And of course I won't move for a long time; Le Carré is speaking. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on May 08, 2013, 05:55:31 AM

-Looking forward to going to Wales and Tintern and a town filled with bookshops and learning how to make stained glass in buttercream! :D Busy month.

I'm so torn on this...

I mean, on the one hand, I'm going to miss you in Hay-on-Wye, while on the other hand, I'm going to miss you in Hay-on-Wye :P I'll stand by for my inevitable decapitation. I <3 you, my Queene. Really, I do (I've even used the heart-emoticon in an effort to pre-emptively soften what I'm about to say--) It's just... it's hard to imagine you in Hay-on-Wye... there will be death threats and begging others to steal stuff for you and not moving from ONE SPOT for a very. Long. Time. :P
You are le silly. :P There will be charming discourse and the inevitable acquisition of antique books. :P And of course I won't move for a long time; Le Carré is speaking. :)

Oh, wow... so I just came back to this and reread it and FINALLY picked up on how you encoded everything: death threats? ~> "charming discourse", "begging others to steal stuff for you"?~>"the inevitable acquisition of antique books"XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on May 08, 2013, 06:28:31 AM

-Looking forward to going to Wales and Tintern and a town filled with bookshops and learning how to make stained glass in buttercream! :D Busy month.

I'm so torn on this...

I mean, on the one hand, I'm going to miss you in Hay-on-Wye, while on the other hand, I'm going to miss you in Hay-on-Wye :P I'll stand by for my inevitable decapitation. I <3 you, my Queene. Really, I do (I've even used the heart-emoticon in an effort to pre-emptively soften what I'm about to say--) It's just... it's hard to imagine you in Hay-on-Wye... there will be death threats and begging others to steal stuff for you and not moving from ONE SPOT for a very. Long. Time. :P
You are le silly. :P There will be charming discourse and the inevitable acquisition of antique books. :P And of course I won't move for a long time; Le Carré is speaking. :)

Oh, wow... so I just came back to this and reread it and FINALLY picked up on how you encoded everything: death threats? ~> "charming discourse", "begging others to steal stuff for you"?~>"the inevitable acquisition of antique books"XD
Hey, he's happy to liberate antique volumes for me so we can be a family. :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: darthkiwi on May 08, 2013, 09:04:51 AM
- Thinking about trying out the Chzo Mythos games. Hmmm... do I go publication order or timeline order? How many days are in Trilby's Notes? I want to know because I want to do something cool: I want to play each day in the game and spread out the game over however many days the game takes place. For example, 5 Days a Stranger I would play out over the course of exactly five days.

That sounds like a great idea! There'll be some slow/short days, I think, but it should be interesting.

I'm afraid I can't remember how many days there are in Trilby's Notes. It's definitely my favourite game in the Quadrilogy, though.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 08, 2013, 09:15:04 AM
Originals or Special Editions?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 08, 2013, 09:53:14 AM
trying to to fall asleep from exhaustion (again) :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on May 08, 2013, 02:56:33 PM
"When you tup spirits, you find only the graves..."?

-I hate my desktop PC sometimes. I just attempted to download 5 Days a Stranger (and Trilby: The art of Theft), and I got the exact same message I did when I tried to download TSL onto it: "Windows can not allow this file to be downloaded." Even though I took Snabbott's advice and fixed my settings!

So, then I think "Screw it! I'm going to go play KQ2+ and see if I can get that max score I've been craving!" I click the icon, click Play Game... and another text box appears saying (paraphrased), "Windows can not find this file. Please check that it is spelled correctly and try again."

So I sigh and go to the AGDI website, thinking that I'd accidentally deleted the file somehow, and when I attempt to download it... I get the same message that I got for 5 Days and TSL even though THIS SHOULDN'T BE HAPPENNING AS I'VE DOWNLOADED ONTO MY DESKTOP BEFORE AND IT NEVER REJECTED IT!

And to top this all off, after attempting to start up 5 Days anyway, my computer gave me a BSOD which erased my original message on here that I was going to post a few minutes ago! I'm now typing this on my phone and I'm very annoyed right now!

it hurts
Stop downloading installers to your desktop!!!! Windows HATES that. Save files to a non-Windows-related directory instead.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on May 08, 2013, 05:29:27 PM
 :rofl:

Let's see how uncomfortable that makes people who have an aversion to the mere suggestion of sex. :P

-Hurting. :(
-Chatting to boyfriend.
-Reading Scandinavia and the World
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 08, 2013, 05:35:49 PM
Oh, what have I started?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on May 11, 2013, 09:25:29 PM
- Writing in this thread.
- Coming to terms with the fact that I picked the hardest army to learn Warhammer 40K with.
- Squeeing over the look of the new Phoenixes for elves.
- Wondering why the fire one can resurrect while the ice one can't.
- Wishing they had a lightning one too, just to round out the group.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 12, 2013, 05:42:39 AM
what army did you pick again? I know you've told me before
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 12, 2013, 03:11:48 PM
- Playing Cthulhu Saves the World. Man, this game is fun! :)

I'm at the first town and I'm wondering- is it actually possible to grind up 500,000 gold right now so I can buy Umi that Heroine Dress? Or should I just stick with the less expensive upgrades?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on May 12, 2013, 09:02:18 PM
- Sitting at my new desk in my new chair in my office in our new apartment and loving it!
- Still need to unpack all my books and load up my shelves. But for right now, I'm gonna revel in this a little bit!

(*Small downer in knowing that this is just another apartment and not something we own and I'll have to pack it all and move again at some point. Hopefully about a year from now and for the last time for a good long while 'cause we'll own the next place! *fingers crossed*)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on May 13, 2013, 07:45:39 AM
Congratulations on the move! :D I'm so excited to get my first place this summer; the ceilings will be made to look like Jasperware! :D

-Being worried about my doctor's appointment tomorrow. :(
-Playing with codeacademy

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on May 13, 2013, 02:58:40 PM
- Trying not to eat too much chocolate.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on May 13, 2013, 04:46:18 PM
what army did you pick again? I know you've told me before

Dark Eldar, who are essentially evil space elves for those not familiar with 40K.  Their strategy is basically to run up to the enemy and poison them before they get killed.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 13, 2013, 05:18:52 PM
Right, I remember now, I wanted to say Eldar, but I wasn't sure.

I never played the board game, but I do love the videogames
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 13, 2013, 08:16:28 PM
- Attempting to revise my Fantasy novel. *sigh* If only I hadn't lost all that data! Now I gotta work off of memory!  :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on May 15, 2013, 11:08:27 AM
- watching videos from my high school's honor's day
- feeling happy for a friend who just got engaged, yet feeling sad for another friend whose dad passed away real early this morning
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on May 15, 2013, 11:11:17 AM
Welcome back Carla :) Yay for your one friend and so sorry to hear about the other :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on May 15, 2013, 11:22:18 AM
Thank you  :) It's good to be back...even if it's just for a little while.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 15, 2013, 11:51:59 AM
aaww only for a little while? :(
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on May 15, 2013, 12:43:50 PM
Hi Carla! Sad day indeed. :( I know of whom you speak.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on May 15, 2013, 02:15:12 PM
-Writing a new Four Winds story. Hoping people will like it.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on May 15, 2013, 02:59:09 PM
Hi Carla! Sad day indeed. :( I know of whom you speak.
aaww only for a little while? :(

Yeah, only for a little while  :( My life is insanely busy so I don't get to be around much.

And, hi, Oldbushie! It's definitely a sad day  :( I also figured you'd know who I was referring to.

- procrastinating when I should be getting ready to leave
- listening to music
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 15, 2013, 04:47:03 PM
Well, I still hope you visit us when you can :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: br305893 on May 15, 2013, 06:50:43 PM
I'm watching Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on May 15, 2013, 07:52:33 PM
Well, I still hope you visit us when you can :)

Thank you  :)

- chillaxing
- chatting with a few people
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 16, 2013, 02:41:48 AM
I'm watching Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
you poor thing! Why would you subject yourself to that?  :o
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: br305893 on May 16, 2013, 08:09:08 AM
I'm watching Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
you poor thing! Why would you subject yourself to that?  :o

I have a goal to rewatch all the Star Wars films this summer. Even the bad ones. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 16, 2013, 10:04:20 AM
Then you sir, are a trooper :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 16, 2013, 10:18:54 AM
Ironically, episode II was the first Star Wars film I can remember seeing. I didn't think the prequels were crap then (okay that might be a little biased), and I still don't think they are now either.

Don't judge me!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 16, 2013, 10:59:59 AM
*points at GrahamRocks* J'acuse!

just kidding :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 16, 2013, 11:11:45 AM
 :rofl:

Also, I was just listening to that little Taking the Oracle snippet (which I'm probably not going to buy since I already have the soundtrack to episode 1, and IIRC, you said the next volume would be released anyway alongside episode 4) and now I want to point something out: that last track that was labeled The Oracle, assuming it's not remixed into something later, isn't that the track called Empathy from episode 1?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 20, 2013, 07:01:49 PM
- Is wondering what in the name of Gharnef the Sorceror is up with Toegoff's uploads today?! The last part was 24, but now he's skipped over to 27, and just uploaded part 29 a few minutes ago!

I'm confused, and anxious to see what happens next in Cog.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on May 20, 2013, 08:02:06 PM
They're all up now. I'm guessing some just finished being processed before others, despite their numbering and what order they were added in.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 20, 2013, 08:43:39 PM
I'm catching up on it now, and I'm REALLY impressed so far!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: br305893 on May 20, 2013, 08:44:00 PM
Currently listening to a Grateful Dead live show from 1987-06-30.

http://archive.org/details/gd1987-06-30.sbd-mtx.hinko.tetzeli.34404.sbeok.shnf
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 20, 2013, 11:13:23 PM
It's 13 minutes past midnight here, but I don't care because Cognition. Is. AMAZING!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: br305893 on May 24, 2013, 01:25:23 PM
Listening to Sirius XM Jam On's "Concert Stash Re-Hash Weekend"
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 24, 2013, 05:56:31 PM
watching a terrible 90's sci-fi movie called screamers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114367/), this movie is bad... really bad, but also entertaining in how cheesy it is
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 24, 2013, 08:20:48 PM
Listening to the NES version of King's Quest 5' music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFilj7ybwCk

Gotta say, I like the music in the PC version better. However, I think the boxart for KQ5 NES is AWESOME!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: br305893 on May 24, 2013, 10:05:27 PM
Didn't even know there was a KQ5 NES port.   :o
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 24, 2013, 10:26:34 PM
Paw did a stream of it!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on May 25, 2013, 05:43:03 AM
there was also a Master System port of King's Quest I
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: br305893 on May 25, 2013, 10:44:18 AM
there was also a Master System port of King's Quest I

This is why I stick to my PC & My Mac. I have almost no clue about these other consoles. Thank God for Google!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 25, 2013, 04:01:03 PM
Can Finn be a shortened version of Finneus?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on May 28, 2013, 01:19:16 PM
Can Finn be a shortened version of Finneus?
Umm... sure, why not?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 28, 2013, 05:25:01 PM
I should have asked Deloria, who seems to know everything?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: br305893 on May 28, 2013, 08:41:57 PM
Watching stupid YouTube videos with my brother.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Rosella on May 29, 2013, 12:25:29 PM
I should have asked Deloria, who seems to know everything?

The question you asked simply doesn't have a right or wrong answer. I mean, we live in a world where Billy can be short for William. It's like asking if people can enjoy ice cream; it's entirely subjective whether or not it's true for any given person, but I believe most people would agree it's possible. When it comes to names, just about anything "can" work.

And also, there are plenty of highly intelligent people on the forums, Snabbott included, so unless you're looking for something very specific, you're probably fine regardless of whom you get an answer from. It's worth noting though that asking a question doesn't really qualify as "what you're doing," so you might be more on-topic in the general chat thread. :)

That said, :P

-Sitting at work
-Mixing up a Rubik's cube
-Trying to make it so no two squares of the same color are adjacent
-Failing. :-\

EDIT: Aha! Success! :D
-Solving a Rubik's cube

EDIT 2:
-Solved a Rubik's cube in ~8 minutes. Not actually impressive but it's better than the 3 weeks it took last time. XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 29, 2013, 01:33:23 PM
Yay! I can never solve those things. Also, I didn't mean to offend anyone!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on May 29, 2013, 02:09:19 PM
I don't think anyone was offended. And yes, sometimes it does seem like Deloria (and Delling, and...) knows everything - not in a know-it-all sense, but rather that she's really smart and well-informed. :)

I've never been able to solve a Rubik's cube. :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: br305893 on May 29, 2013, 08:24:38 PM
I don't think anyone was offended. And yes, sometimes it does seem like Deloria (and Delling, and...) knows everything - not in a know-it-all sense, but rather that she's really smart and well-informed. :)

I've never been able to solve a Rubik's cube. :-\

I can solve one side of a Rubik's cube, that's about it.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 08, 2013, 07:42:18 PM
- ...Okay, I admit it!! My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a really good show!

- Trying to get over my allergies.

- I was playing Quest for Glory 3 earlier! I like it!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on June 10, 2013, 08:16:14 PM
- Glad to finally have my laptop back. It's been a long 2 weeks without it
- watching a movie
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 11, 2013, 12:19:03 PM
- Playing Quest for Glory 3. Grinding Magic Spells to max.

- Listening to an AT4W episode to pass the time.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Cathenah19 on June 12, 2013, 12:20:28 PM
I'm playing Quest for Glory 3, too. This is the first time I've played through the series, and I don't know why I never got it before. I have loved the first three games so far.

Playing as a Paladin, I'm working at grinding my throwing and strength to 300 in this game, but I think I've encountered a game-stopping bug just after the initiation ceremony, so I guess it will be a while before I play again. I would like to finish QFG3, though. I like it because it seems to go at a much more leisurely pace than QFG2.

Other than that, I am wasting time that I could be writing but cannot find the drive to do so. Maybe I will be more productive tomorrow.

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on June 12, 2013, 01:12:57 PM
-Wishing my body would heal faster. This is the worst bout I've had.
-I saw a pretty picture from Episode 5 last night  :suffer: Y'all will love it. It's looking good.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 12, 2013, 01:30:55 PM
Is it a tapestry or an actual in-game shot?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on June 12, 2013, 02:58:09 PM
It was an actual in game shot. And that's all I can say in risk of losing my position :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 12, 2013, 03:48:46 PM
- Feeling especially irritated because of two things:
1. My Internet is "not connected" and is down. Now, normally I'd just reset the router and wait a couple minutes for it to kick back in. That didn't work this time, so I'm stuck with no Internet for the time being. I'm not gonna die if it doesn't kick on today, but it's still rather annoying.

2. I've gotten stuck on QFG3. Literally. And the worst part? It's my own fault! For the past 3 or so real time days, and over 60 in-game days, I've been Maxing all my Magic spells (I'm doing my pure Magic User/Wizard file first, then Fighter/Paladin, and then Thief, and I might mix it up a little with the last Hero being a Hybrid with all skills), and just today FINALLY maxed out Zap! Hooray! The problem came when I beat the Leopardman I'd picked a fight with, and killed him and took his money, I left the jungle screen. It never transitioned back to the map! The Wait Scarab just stays there on the jungle screen! And I had the stupid idea to SAVE during this!!!

Seeing as whenever I load that particular file, I get back to the jungle freeze screen, I've realized that I'm most likely stuck.

And you know what THAT means, right?! It means I need to load an earlier save file, where I HAVEN'T done all this grinding yet! Which means that those 60+ in-game days I spent grinding my Magic and skills? Gone! Wasted! Poof! I'm gonna have to start the process over again, all because of my own stupidity.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on June 14, 2013, 09:49:42 PM
- Writing in this thread.
- Glad that my Ouya finally arrived and works.
- Writing up a list of countries to declare war on if I ever become President.  Right now, the first is Italy.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 15, 2013, 07:36:20 AM
Uhh... Why?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on June 15, 2013, 07:45:23 AM
Can Finn be a shortened version of Finneus?
Generally, it's a name on its own (it's both a Frisian and an Irish name) or a shortened version of Finnegan, but I see no reason why it couldn't also be a shortened version of Phinnaeus.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on June 15, 2013, 08:50:08 PM
Uhh... Why?

A company in Italy sent me some bad data, and I had to rewrite my parsing code around it since we're not legally allowed to change it ourselves.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 16, 2013, 04:14:44 PM
- ...Okay, I admit it!! My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a really good show!
Seriously?! No reaction at all, guys? No reaction to me confessing to be- in my case -a Pegasister? Of liking a show that was made for kids half my age?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on June 16, 2013, 05:02:19 PM
Well, if you want a reaction...

Meh.  If it's a good show, there's nothing wrong with liking it.  Now, if you made sexualized MLP fan art, I would judge you.  With a gavel.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 16, 2013, 05:18:39 PM
*snickers, laughs* That would be silly, LadyTerra! I can't even draw horses all that well.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on June 17, 2013, 08:37:00 AM
I think somehow grown women confessing to that has lost its shock value when Bronies has become a widely-known headscratcher in our current culture!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 17, 2013, 11:40:32 AM
*shrug* Doesn't seem all that much of a headscratcher to me, but whatever.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on June 18, 2013, 08:23:04 AM
*shrug* Doesn't seem all that much of a headscratcher to me, but whatever.
I think that's kind of the point. If "Bronies" isn't too shocking, then why would "Pegasisters" be shocking, considering that the stereotypical fan would be female? [Note: I'm not saying most fans *should* be female. In fact, My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake are two of my 4-year-old son's favorite shows. I think it's cute.]
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on June 18, 2013, 08:45:28 AM
- checking out the forum
- hoping I can kinda stick around this time
- feeling sleepy
- needing to sew
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on June 18, 2013, 11:50:13 AM
It's Cat! Yay!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on June 18, 2013, 12:35:55 PM
It's Cat! Yay!
:D !!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on June 18, 2013, 12:48:31 PM
*waves* How are ya'll doing? :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 18, 2013, 01:08:40 PM
Hallo!

-Adding something to The Silver Lining's TV Tropes page.

-Drinking a soda.

-Listening to KQ5 music.

-Going to play QFG3 again once I finish my editing on TV Tropes.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 27, 2013, 03:29:47 PM
- Reading up on Germanic/Norse Mythology, particularly the afterlife. I'm thinking about maybe implimenting a bit of this into my QFG1 fanfic.

Then again, considering that Brauggi the Frost Giant is in this story, I might have already without realising it.

Or perhaps I'll create my own version? I mean, surely a Paladin wouldn't want to battle forever. And I think a Wizard might just wanna relax and cast spells all day. And as for Thieves? Probably similar to the Crossroads in Tales of Monkey Island.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on June 27, 2013, 05:56:08 PM
- Writing in this thread.
- Waiting for my beta of Dragon Commander to finish downloading.
- Pleasantly surprised that my sweetie rushed to pre-order that game halfway through the gameplay video.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on June 30, 2013, 05:56:33 PM
- home from the beach
- trying to get back into the swing of things
- having Zara curled up on the desk next to me
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on June 30, 2013, 08:26:55 PM
-Updating my production doc for Episode 5
-Reviewing cutscene boards for Episode 5
-Sitting under a fan to hide from the heat :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 01, 2013, 11:07:33 AM
- Waiting for my Smucker's Uncrustibles sandwich to thaw out. My advice- NEVER microwave these things! You will regret it.

- About to separate my clothes for laundry.

- Drinking a soda.

- Going to play some more QFG5 today. I'm enjoying it thus far! :)

- Waiting the announcement of Paw's next stream is on today.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on July 01, 2013, 12:21:46 PM
- editing a video :P

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on July 11, 2013, 06:29:08 AM
- feeling really tired
- checking messages on facebook
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on July 11, 2013, 09:05:22 AM
-Feeling like a complete idiot. I'm not a hot mess; just a total wreck.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 11, 2013, 04:27:54 PM
Do you want a hug, writerlove? :hugs:

- Testing out new headphones I bought today. They work fine thus far, AND they're my favorite color!

- Watching Chuggaa's latest video.

Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on July 12, 2013, 08:31:25 AM
- about to go pick up my laptop from the repair shop, yay!

Hope you're feeling better soon, Kristen!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 12, 2013, 09:24:43 AM
- wanting a nap
- cleaning house
- really needing to get my "To Do" list done today...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on July 12, 2013, 07:42:52 PM
- getting ready to watch a friend's wedding via livestream
- listening to music
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 13, 2013, 03:19:46 PM
- Writing a PM to Orion on QFMG.
- Missing Sir Cray on here.  :( Why haven't you replied to my messages for the past few months?!
- Listening to LOTR music.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on July 15, 2013, 10:42:58 AM
Just noticed that I finally passed 5000 posts. Yay! I'm a Phoenix Groupie! :D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on July 22, 2013, 10:39:09 PM
- listening to music
- looking at my calendar and wondering why I always manage to cram practically everything into one week
- thinking about a few things...and starting to think too much which means I should probably go to bed XD
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 23, 2013, 07:13:45 AM
- taking a break from cleaning
- loving that our house is finally put together!
- wondering when we're getting with my parents this weekend...
- about to head downstairs, make a couple phone calls, and get the tub cleaned :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on July 23, 2013, 02:31:00 PM
-Happy I'll actually get to hang out with some friends for my birthday
-Drinking A&W Root Beer
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on July 23, 2013, 05:12:20 PM
- feeling really tired of the rain...it's rained just about every day this month
- trying to find something to watch on netflix
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 24, 2013, 08:27:23 AM
Carla, I understand. Our yard DESPERATELY needs mowing, but it won't stop raining enough to let us!!

- about to head out to Michael's
- picking up cross-stitch floss for a project
- glad to have cleaning done for the day
- LOVING being a housewife! :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 25, 2013, 02:30:56 PM
- Listening to KQ3 Redux music
- Writing out Backstories and Epilogues for my three QFG Heroes. One down, two to go!
- Attempting to upload my KQ5 and QFG stories to DeviantArt.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on July 26, 2013, 10:00:55 PM
Carla, I understand. Our yard DESPERATELY needs mowing, but it won't stop raining enough to let us!!

It actually didn't rain today...but now that i've said that, it'll probably rain tomorrow XD

- feeling tired and really sore
- checking a few things before going to bed
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 28, 2013, 04:18:21 PM
- SIR CRAY'S BACK ON! YES!!!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 01, 2013, 06:48:25 AM
Carla, I understand. Our yard DESPERATELY needs mowing, but it won't stop raining enough to let us!!

It actually didn't rain today...but now that i've said that, it'll probably rain tomorrow XD

- feeling tired and really sore
- checking a few things before going to bed

Finally stopped long enough for me to mow on Monday. Of course, it's rained Tuesday and Wednesday...and looks like it could again today!

- working on paperwork
- needing to dust the house
- needing to make phone calls and get things in order
- excited about substitute teaching this year instead of going back as an SLP. Crazy? Yes, but excited!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on August 03, 2013, 08:58:54 PM
- waiting on my phone to finish charging so I can go to bed
- trying to find something to watch on netflix to pass the time
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 05, 2013, 06:18:33 AM
- paying bills
- wondering why the last electric bill for the apartment (for 7 days of service) is higher than the whole previous month's bill...
- groaning about a Monday...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on August 07, 2013, 04:21:36 AM
-modelling
-procrastinating on scripting things to handle some data processing for finishing up my bit of work on the referee comments for a paper :-\
-being lazy, pretty much :P
-posting here (see above :P)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on August 07, 2013, 08:39:50 AM
- waiting...   :wall:
- watching random things on netflix
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 07, 2013, 08:04:37 PM
- Just now finished the Quest for Glory series! I loved every second of it!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 08, 2013, 07:27:03 AM
- taking a break to post on the forum
- yawning
- thinking the house is as ready for the house-warming as possible
- thinking a nap sounds good...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on August 08, 2013, 09:45:10 PM
- ready for my beach trip (Saturday can't get here fast enough)
- listening to music
- thinking I should try to sleep soon...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 23, 2013, 12:25:32 PM
-Watching some more LSL stuff on Rudy's YouTube channel on phone.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 23, 2013, 01:15:50 PM
- just finished spray painted clear plastic drawers for Baby Kiwi's plastic storage tower
- feeling like a nap is in order
- thinking it's a little late to be lazy!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on August 26, 2013, 09:46:10 PM
- checking email
- feeling annoyed by some things...
- making ringtones
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 29, 2013, 07:13:45 AM
- enjoying my first day home after working the last 3 days
- thinking a nap may be in order
- REALLY needing to mow the yard...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on August 31, 2013, 06:29:51 PM
- Playing Aveyond 2. I'm playing as Emma in a fighter's tournament in Seri, and I'm in the second round! The problem? While my opponent isn't even hitting me (he's been hit by a Chicken Curse scroll which enables him unable to move for the rest of the battle), he also has 1000 HP! And what's been my damage so far with just my regular Attack? (Items don't do much either, and I'm out of offense items)

1 damage!

This is fun. Bleh.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on September 01, 2013, 08:36:20 PM
- hoping Aiden sleeps all night tonight...this sleeping schedule isn't good for a 2 year old...or me XD
- listening to music
- checking email
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on September 04, 2013, 08:49:17 AM
-hating carbon monoxide... jerk of a molecule, I tells ya!

-doing corrections for the cursed G333 paper
-working on updating the last core (I have completed updating the models for 2 cores)

-running models
-wanting to go home and practice the violin...
-planning to be "bad" and not practice slip jigs and jigs like I was told to :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on September 08, 2013, 10:02:27 AM
-being super-sick :X ...stupid food poisoning...
-not being in agony any more (graciously that was just that first early morning Friday) :thumbsup:

-wanting to not be sick any more *nods*

-updating operating systems on my desktop :-X
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on September 11, 2013, 09:22:38 PM
-being super-sick :X ...stupid food poisoning...

Hope you're feeling better!

- needing to go to bed (have a lot to do tomorrow) but not feeling tired at all
- listening to music
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on September 13, 2013, 06:22:20 AM
-being super-sick :X ...stupid food poisoning...

Hope you're feeling better!

I have been. I caught my roommate's cold while recovering from said food poisoning :-X , but my throat is mostly better now too! :)

So, mostly, now I'm just depressed... so business as usual really... ::)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on September 24, 2013, 12:09:09 PM
-FINALLY getting rid of some of my Writer's Block for chapter 7 of KQ5! ...Sort of.

...*sigh* I think partially my block comes from me not having many good ideas (although a guy on TV Tropes is helping), but it also comes from, well...

NOBODY IS READING MY STORIES ANYMORE!!!!

Seriously, where did my readers go?! I stopped recieving other replies about my story after chapter 4! Nobody says ANYTHING about my stories anymore!

It's VERY discouraging, guys.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: icarus on October 01, 2013, 07:06:09 AM
-listening to Deine Lakaien - Acoustic 1995
-working
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on October 12, 2013, 04:27:56 PM
- trying to figure out what I want to eat. Ever since I got home from the hospital, I haven't felt like eating anything
- catching up on some of my tv shows
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 14, 2013, 06:04:27 PM
...Guys? Delling? I think I can finally say something that I've been wanting to say for months.

Chapter. 7. Of. King's. Quest. 5. Is. Finally. DONE!!!

*The Price is Right Winning Theme plays*

AT LAST!!!

And for all the two people on here who care, may I just say: I'M SO SO SORRY FOR THE HIATUS!!! I've had severe Writer's Block, family problems, school, procrastination and the fact that I feel that nobody reads or comments on my story since chapter 4 REALLY has taken a toll on me!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on October 15, 2013, 11:15:17 AM
Congrats!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 20, 2013, 09:10:32 AM
Congratulations! :)

-Being very cold and huddling under several blankets/duvets.
-Enjoying MY VERY OWN ILLEGALLY PROCURED INTERNET CONNECTION THAT IS ALL MINE AND SUPERFAST AND OMFG I HAVE INTERNET.
-Trying to comfort Mr Grumpycat Pouty-Boyfriend.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on October 20, 2013, 09:17:44 PM
- Writing in this thread.
- Getting ready for bed.
- Trying to catch 'em all.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Delling on October 21, 2013, 11:16:17 AM
-Trying to comfort Mr Grumpycat Pouty-Boyfriend.

Why is boyfriend pouty?

-being all "mwahahahaha--I have restored my bootloader! Take that Win7!!"
-further being all "... doesn't that mean that I can like... work from home and stuff now... oh dear..."
-being a little depressed...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on October 23, 2013, 04:53:12 AM
The apartment is breaking. :P The guy who installed the washing machine didn't tighten it properly, leading to a perpetual drip in the back (which we didn't know about), ultimately leading to pink mould and water damage in both our apartment and the one below it. We're now trying to get ahold of that contractor to see how to work this out, but it's a bit of a nightmare. And the dishwasher isn't draining, so it won't run. :( And job people aren't getting back in touch. And kitty hides every time we have company. :P And we still have no chairs or bed. :P 

-Curling up in the foetal position on a mound of pillows
-Apparently providing a play space for kitty by being in said position. :P
-Catching up on the forums.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: icarus on October 23, 2013, 01:33:34 PM
coughing my lungs out
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Icerose on November 27, 2013, 03:40:10 PM
eating my meal for dinner and wondering if i should change my Avatar to a Picture of Alexander?since i have now the slave title O.o ;D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on December 28, 2013, 11:07:28 PM
-Feeling too hurty to sleep.
-Being amused by kitty's amusement at popping bubblewrap. Also, being impressed at kitty's ability to pop bubblewrap. Bubblewrap kitty is awesome.
-Feeling sort of lost in a world that seems full of the wrong choices and scared about my future. :S
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on January 21, 2014, 06:00:59 PM
- Writing in this forum.
- Reviving this thread.
- Becoming a mad scientist as I learn how to wire and solder things!
- MWUAHAHAHAHA!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 15, 2014, 05:45:03 PM
- Listening to KQ6 music
- Looking up synonyms for reality.
- Considering retitling my story I'm writing. Having trouble thinking of one. It's about the Sierra characters meeting their creators. All I have so far is Sir Graham meeting Roberta and Ken, with Roberta saving his life and serving as his narrator, then the next chapter skips ahead to the endgame of KQ1 and I'm gonna have Graham somehow end up in Oakhurst, 1984. I know the chapter after that entails KQ2 and then meeting Roger Wilco for the first time, who crashes into Daventry's moat and is rescued by Graham and then Roger tells how he got here, setting up the next chapter presumedly. And it just keeps going, introducing all the Sierra protagonists as they come along. The second to last chapter I have planned is chainsaw Monday, and the last i have in my head is Katie and Cezar talking to King Graham (who has been wanting to go on an another adventure for awhile now) about TSL. my current title I have "Welcome to Sierra" but I want to change it to something else, hence why I'm looking up synonyms for words. My chapter titles so far are: "The Knight" and "The Half Dome". Thinking about posting it on Fanfiction.Net.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: br305893 on March 17, 2014, 07:47:53 PM
About to watch "Bates Motel" on A&E.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 17, 2014, 10:21:43 PM
Just posted my latest story on FF.Net! It used to be called "Welcome to Sierra" but now is called "Meet Your Maker!"
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on March 21, 2014, 05:36:22 PM
I'm in the process of making a playlist of some calm music (includes KQ music but also some other games) for my insomniac mother so she can listen to it while she's in bed and fall asleep easier.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Lambonius on March 22, 2014, 12:53:55 AM
 :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: :suffer:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Oldbushie on March 22, 2014, 11:25:24 AM
Currently fleeing for my life.  :motestare:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 22, 2014, 09:45:07 PM
Being disgusted with someone on Facebook. Seriously thinking about defriending this person.

I'll give Lamb and Numbers this, at least you don't insult me. We bicker, but at least you aren't trying to turn me against a friend of mine.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on March 23, 2014, 02:03:15 PM
Yeah, I don't insult you. I'm a condescending snob, sure, but I save insults for those who truly deserve them.

Also, Lamb has returned to this forum?!

(http://cdn.alltheragefaces.com/img/faces/large/surprised-reaction-guy-l.png)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: raVen image on March 23, 2014, 02:10:57 PM
Presently, I am wondering at what time the term "pen pal" became synonymous with the word "friend" and devoting consideration as to how the word "friend has been completely devalued by cyberspace.    "Friend" has no meaning if you can "defriend" on a whim.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on March 23, 2014, 05:58:14 PM
Watching movie trailers on Youtube
Checking on my lesson plans before work tomorrow
Getting my graduate school stuff in line so I can start school again.
Excited I get to be principal in training this summer during summer sessions.
Finally letting everything go.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 23, 2014, 06:49:56 PM
Are you one with the wind and sky, Waltzdancing?  ;)

-I defriended that person last night and left the group they were in. I think I made the right decision.

- Listening to GK1 music.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on March 23, 2014, 08:14:58 PM
Are you one with the wind and sky, Waltzdancing?  ;)

Yes I am never going back, the past is in the past! :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on March 24, 2014, 02:08:07 PM
Allow me to discourage the continuous overplaying of Frozen songs...through the power of a Frozen song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd9V0Xo8tXE

*shots fired*
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on March 25, 2014, 08:40:44 PM
Haha! I like watching that guy sometimes, however, that song has gotten me out of many troubles lately, some which I thought were the worse I had faced. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 25, 2014, 10:44:43 PM
Besides that, Doug Walker (the actor who is NC) has said that he actually loves the song and doesn't mind it at all.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on March 26, 2014, 01:44:32 PM
Yeah, it's meant to be funny, even if it sounds a little harsh. Doug does have a point about how quickly some songs can be overplayed, though. (I loved his reference to "Everything is Awesome," which also got way too popular for its own good.)

That can be said for a lot of once-great-now-irritating songs, though. I sort of liked "Somebody That I Used to Know" the first time I heard it. Not so much after the millionth time. Same goes for "Rolling in the Deep," which again, I liked at first, and "Gangnam Style," "My Heart Will Go On," and "Baby," none of which I liked even the first time I heard them, but still somehow became massive hits, to the point that not even the most die-hard fans can stand to hear them anymore.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 26, 2014, 05:07:04 PM
Huh. I thought we had a nodding icon somewhere?

Well, I agree Numbers. ESPECIALLY when it's an earworm!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on March 27, 2014, 12:45:06 PM
Yeah, I hated that scene from Wrath of Khan too!

Oh wait, you're talking about the earworm trope. Uh...never mind, then.

:yes:
^^That's what you're looking for. Just click on "more" underneath the other emoticons.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on March 28, 2014, 09:44:15 AM
Popping in to say "hi."
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on March 30, 2014, 08:56:15 PM
Not feeling well
Feeling a bit down as well
Wishing that I could find my place in the world so I disappear there.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on March 31, 2014, 03:22:00 PM
Hey waltzdancing, if you're having problems, just know that there are a lot of people on this forum to talk to, myself being one of them. And if you need me, and I say this from the bottom of my heart...I am probably not available, and I'm sorry in advance. And furthermore, if coming to me for help ever strikes you as a good idea, then your troubles run far deeper than anyone realized.

(http://memecrunch.com/meme/XJ69/you-must-be-truly-desperate/image.png)

But on the plus side, I'm sure that there are other more useful people who would be interested.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on March 31, 2014, 09:22:54 PM
Thanks Numbers. That picture of Loki made me smile today :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on April 03, 2014, 11:20:55 AM
I can offer you this awesome dog: www.buzzfeed.com/tanyachen/pun-dog-puns-that-will-instantly-brighten-your-day?bffb

(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/2014-03/enhanced/webdr05/31/11/enhanced-28154-1396278330-8.jpg)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on April 03, 2014, 12:14:47 PM
I can offer you this awesome Anna Kendrick:

(http://i.imgur.com/8T20Uy1.jpg)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 03, 2014, 12:29:57 PM
 :rofl:

Yay for puns! Where would we be without them?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on April 03, 2014, 12:48:51 PM
The KQ death messages wouldn't be as quotable, that's for sure.

KQ2+ obituary (when falling off a cliff): You have just discovered the gravity of your situation.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on April 03, 2014, 03:27:56 PM
I can offer you this awesome Anna Kendrick:
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8i3ad75q61r1op3mo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on April 04, 2014, 12:56:30 PM
(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm84/pitchblack3/TobeyMaguire_zps6cf6a09e.jpg)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: icarus on April 09, 2014, 11:53:27 PM
-working
-bouncing
tomorow going into the next step. My friend and I are going to plan a party next year to celibrate we're togegether (almost a wedding) and we're going to a party location to discust all.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on April 10, 2014, 08:07:31 PM
- Getting Easter Egg stuff ready for my kiddos tomorrow.
-Hanging out with my brother and Tadpole
-Playing Nancy Drew
-Excited tomorrow is movie, Easter egg hunt, and start of Spring Break
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on April 11, 2014, 03:40:38 PM
Meanwhile, I'm cringing at the early response to The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: waltzdancing on April 14, 2014, 01:26:32 PM
I am doing absolutely nothing except sitting on the sofa, napping and watching Top Gear. It is heaven.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 16, 2014, 01:39:59 PM
Today's my birthday!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on April 16, 2014, 01:54:47 PM
Today's my birthday!
Happy birthday, GrahamRocks!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on April 16, 2014, 01:57:56 PM
I'm a bit busy dealing with a sudden influx of spiders at my house. I think they're getting a little out of hand.

(http://doomwiki.org/w/images/8/84/Spider.png)

They got chainguns and sh*t, yo.

Happy birthday, by the way.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: writerlove on April 17, 2014, 12:01:45 AM
Happy birthday Taylor! I hope you had a great day :)

Ah, Doom! I totally remember that game. i used to play it when I was younger. Probably shouldn't at the age I was. But slaying the cacodemons was fun!

What am I doing?
-Posting at the forum for the first time in forever (waits to Andi to start singing Frozen music with me)
-Thinking, it's 2 a.m. I need to go bed :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 17, 2014, 01:34:14 PM
- Just got done writing up constructive criticism for a guy on Fanfiction. Net that I've had my eye on for awhile. I hope i got my points across and I hope I wasn't too harsh. He sounds like a nice guy, and i don't want to hurt his feelings or invoke "Don't bite the hand that feeds you".
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on April 17, 2014, 02:24:19 PM
Ah, Doom! I totally remember that game. i used to play it when I was younger. Probably shouldn't at the age I was. But slaying the cacodemons was fun!

Well, you know the old saying: "A day that goes by without killing a cacodemon is like a day without sunshine." Or something to that effect. I still play fanmade Doom stuff to this day. Some of it is pretty brutal...Brutal Doom, for instance, is pretty brutal.

GrahamRocks, you need to stop being so nice. If the time comes to criticize someone, don't hold back. Just drop a train on 'em. Trust me. Absolutely nothing will go wrong.  :suffer:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 17, 2014, 02:40:51 PM
Good point. I was just not wanting to start ranting and yelling at him. The guy is named Balin Lord of Moria, btw.

Here's what I wrote to him:
Okay. I'm going to try to keep my cool here and not get angry. I've been thinking about doing this for the past month or so.

Do you mind if I give you some constructive criticism, Balin?

If I may be honest here, I don't really like any of your stories. I have my reasons why:

1. Your stories are bland. None of the stories I've read of yours have any sort of conflict or tension, or if there is, it's resolved very quickly. Your stories have no plot most of the time and you seemingly just write for writing's sake. Because there's no plot, there's no arc in the storytelling, and it's just left dull and rather pointless. Your drabbles aren't very good either, since all I'm seeing is just summaries of the game split into different chapters. Look, I know you have a limit of 200-300 words, but... you could do SO much more with it! Because there's no tension, I have no reason to feel for these characters. There's no emotion, and thusly I simply don't care. Now, don't tell me that, "Oh, you know all about these games already so you know what you're supposed to feel if you know what game it is and what scene it is!" because I can still care about the characters, regardless if I know the solution at the end or not according to canon. Want a GREAT example of this? This story by Truth Questor: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9939881/1/More-Than-You-Think I knew the story of King's Quest 3 and 4. I knew that things were going to be alright for Rosella here, but because this story was actually written well, I still cared about Rosella and Graham and Valanice. There was actual emotion put into the dialogue here that made me genuinely saddened for them, something I just don't get with your writings.

2. You have some interesting ideas, but you don't execute them well. For example, Two Tragic Pasts Form A Bond, you know the story where Alexander and Cassima are talking in bed? That's a GREAT idea! I can picture a scene like that happening somewhere, like say their wedding night. However. why is this poorly executed? Because it's just that. Dialogue, and a LOT of it. Perhaps you've heard of this great storytelling technique called "Show, Don't Tell"? Sure, you TELL us that Alexander is as humble as a street sweeper, but you don't bother to SHOW us this in his actions. Give me details on their night, what was it like? Show me what they did while out  on the town and give us scenes where Alexander acts less like a haughty Prince like we'd expect and moreso like a humble commoner.  Going back to More Than You Think by Truth Questor, I can actually picture clearly what's happening in the story because she gives us detail about, say, how Daventry looks, which my mind immediately went to what we saw in King's Quest 3 at the end. Even my story, "Meet Your Maker!"  gives you more detail and shows more than you do, which I will focus in my next point.

3. To be honest, your "A Cop Creates A Cop" and "Sleazy Swinger At Play" stories just seem like poorly done ripoffs of my story.  I knew from the get-go that the premise was going to be the same (IIRC you told me this in your review), but still, I noticed that you made the characters incompetant at doing their jobs. Graham, in my story, was overwhelmed by the fact that he of all people was going to be chosen to be King of Daventry, yes, and you can tell that he's nervous about all this being thrown at him at once but he still was willing and able to do his job as a knight. Sonny, in your story, acted like it was his first day on the job and doesn't even know basic procedures and just wanted to act like he was in Dirty Harry. Sonny Bonds, according to the lore, is a fifteen year veteran officer in the Lytton PD. He SHOULD know how to act like an actual policeman by now! You also have the opening paragraph explain the story right away with no suspense or tension. Going back to my story again, yes, WE know who Sir Graham is and that he's an adventure game character, but he doesn't. In fact, did you notice what happened when Graham asked Roberta how she knew everything was going to be alright and how she knew all this stuff? He got punished by Roberta with a splitting headache that caused him intense pain enough for him not to risk having that happen again, and Roberta said to him, "Bring up the subject of how I know all these things again, Sir Graham, and I’ll give you worse than a nasty headache. Do I make myself clear?” which tells us that she could do much worse to him than just that. Here's the exchange in full:

As soon as Graham left the castle entrance and came back outside, his serious knightly composure dropped. “King?!” he exclaimed, placing a hand on his head in bewilderment. “He wants me to be king, Roberta?!”

“Yes, Graham.”

“B-but I’m a knight! I don’t know how to be king! How is the kingdom going to prosper with a man who has no idea how to rule on their throne?” Graham questioned, a whirlwind of horrible scenarios from the idea of him on the throne rushing through his mind.

“Graham,” Roberta said gently, “it’s alright. You’ll do fine.”

Graham frowned, “And how do you know that, Roberta? How do you know it’ll be fine?”

“Trust me, Graham, I just do. I can’t tell you how I know-“

“Why? Just tell me! It’ll set me at ease.”

“No, it’ll only make things worse if you knew what I did, sir knight. You wouldn’t be able to withstand this knowledge I have.”

“What, will my head explode?”

“No… I’d have to do something I’ll regret.”

“And what’s that?” he wondered.

There was no reply from Roberta.

“…Roberta? Are you there?”

Hesitantly, she spoke up again. “Yes Graham, I’m here. I just… I don’t want to discuss this right now. In fact, I’d like it if you never to ask about this again.”

“But I need to- AGH!” Graham suddenly felt a splitting headache coming on for some reason. He clutched at his head and yelled, “STOP! THAT HURTS!!”

Roberta yelled back in reply, “DROP THE SUBJECT, NOW!!”

Through gritted teeth and intense pain he managed to say, “Alright! Alright, I’m sorry! Just make it stop!!”

The pain immediately stopped and relief washed over him. He stood there for a moment to catch his breath and allow his heart to calm down as sweat dripped off him.

“Bring up the subject of how I know all these things again, Sir Graham, and I’ll give you worse than a nasty headache. Do I make myself clear?”

Graham could hear that she was dead serious so he nodded vigorously and stuttered, “Y-yes, Roberta. I will not ask you again.”

As if a switch had been flipped, Roberta replied gleefully, “Wonderful! Now then, shall we begin this quest proper, sir knight?”

Graham replied with slight fear in his voice, “Y-yes ma’am. I… I think we should. Um, if you don’t mind me asking though, where am I headed first?”

She is clearly not telling Graham something here judging from that reaction. We can probably hazard a guess to what it is (that he's a character in a computer game), but we're still held in suspense a little as we're wondering, "When will he find out? What's going to happen to Graham when he finds out? How will Roberta react? Will it be worse than this or will she cut him some slack?" and that this will inevitably happen someday thhat he'll discover something he wasn't supposed to know, judging from how curious about everything he is already.

4. The fact that you put a HUGE bout of spirituality in your stories CONSTANTLY is starting to bug me. Most especially in fandoms like King's Quest, where it's already been established in the official lore and games that Christianity exists- The Monastery of the Blessed Wilbury in Kolyma and the church in Daventry. You don't really need to mention it in that fandom because it's already right there! And then there's ones like Quest For Glory where religion isn't established very much at all, aside from mentions of the Greek Gods in Dragon Fire and you shoehorning in the Chief Thief of Spielburg talking about Christmas and baby Jesus feels really tacked on. You shouldn't do that constantly.
-
I think you were harsher, Numbers.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on April 17, 2014, 03:38:29 PM
Interesting read. I would compare it to my own feedback, if I could find it. I don't even really remember what I said, actually.

Either way, any story someone comes up with is immediately a risk as soon as they share it with anyone else, whether it be on the Internet or just their parents. But I would say it's a good idea to put your ideas out there, because at least you put something out there. There will always be plenty of people who sit back lazily and tear down the stuff that they see, contributing nothing useful of their own volition in the process. Screw them and their egos. They're not worth paying attention to.

Note that I'm not specifically referring to online comedy acts like the Nostalgia Critic, Atop the Fourth Wall, or Retsupurae. They definitely bash stuff, but the difference is that they bash it in a comedic manner that makes for an entertaining experience for those watching, and hopefully put whoever they're criticizing in their place. Straight-up trolls are what I'm referring to. Like yours truly, incidentally.

Fortunately, constructive criticism is what you've offered, along with some specific references to get your point across. And because you have experience with this sort of thing, you're more than qualified to give it. Hell, even I'm qualified, by virtue of putting some stuff of my own out there. However, it's more politically-oriented content for my college education, and I doubt anyone on this forum would be interested in it.

I like the little note you made about religion in King's Quest. I'm not quite sure what the God figure, the Odin if you will, of the KQ universe is. Maybe the Archon of the Realm of the Sun that you see from time to time in MoE? He didn't seem very all-powerful, though. Perhaps the Three Fates from KQ7, although they're very detached from the rest of the world. And who would be the Satan figure? Samhain is the Lord of the Dead, which makes him a kind of Hades-esque figure, but apparently he judges souls fairly and places them in the eternal living quarters that they deserve; Satan only lords over damned souls, not righteous ones. And the Monks in KQ2 are Christian, but as pointed out above, there aren't really any Christian deities in the games. KQ is a very confusing franchise.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on April 29, 2014, 04:41:16 PM
Well. I sent him two more PMs. I broke my word. I said in the first message that I was trying not to get angry, yet look what I did.
If I may continue my thoughts from my last PM...
 
4. The fact that you put a HUGE bout of spirituality in your stories CONSTANTLY is starting to bug me. Most especially in fandoms like King's Quest, where it's already been established in the official lore and games that Christianity exists- The Monastery of the Blessed Wilbury in Kolyma and the church in Daventry. You don't really need to mention it in that fandom because it's already right there! And then there's ones like Quest For Glory where religion isn't established very much at all, aside from mentions of the Greek Gods in Dragon Fire and you shoehorning in the Chief Thief of Spielburg talking about Christmas and baby Jesus feels really tacked on.

I think you should try to either tone it down immensely and not make it the focus of every single story, OR what I think could be the better option: make it fit into the world better.

Take for example, my Quest For Glory fanfic series. My rewritten versions I plan to write out (right now I'm just worldbuilding) sometime soon and post on here? They involve my three main characters- Marcus, Finn and Rico -and all three are followers of the Norse Gods. Yes, I am a Christian as well as you, yet I'm writing three characters who are "pagans". Blasphemous, I know! But you know why I'm writing in the Norse Gods? Because, 1. Spielburg and it's surrounding areas (particularly my characters's hometown of Willowsby) are clearly very Germanic in nature, which is where the Aesir and Vanir would reside. And 2. Despite what you might think, there ARE mentions of various Gods from other mythologies- Iblis from game 2? That's the Islamic name for the Devil. Sehkmet and Anubis from game 3? That's a Goddess and a God respectfully from Egyptian mythology. There's mentions of a couple of the Greek Gods in game 5, mainly Tyche (Goddess of good fortune), Hera (Goddess of marriage), and IIRC Apollo (or at the very least, that's his symbol on the Sigil of Destiny in the Rite of Destiny). And of course, the afterlife mentioned in Dragon Fire is from Greek mythology as well- King Justinian went to the Elysian Fields according to the notice board and you go down into Hades as part of the Rites of Rulership specifically the Rite of Courage. You wanna why this works so well? BECAUSE THEY DON'T DWELL ON IT AND THEY MAKE IT FIT INTO THE WORLD! You however, make a point to shoehorn it in and it's just... really bad writing.
 
Going back to my own series. I have my three main characters follow the Norse Gods because it fits where they're from- if they were from somewhere else, they probably would follow their Gods, or even- heaven forbid! -they might be athiests for all it matters. You know what I did with the Norse Gods in my series? I made them fit into my worldbuilding and have it make sense. Marcus's distant ancestor, Markus Donnelly? He's actually a demigod- the son of Forseti, Norse God of Justice and an ordinary human girl! Forseti, in case you're curious, is actually the son of Baldur and Nanna in Norse Mythology and Baldur is the son of Odin, thusly connecting this family to the Gods themselves! and I make the fact that there are multiple Gods in Gloriana make sense. In a time long ago, in our world, there was a Heavenly War between all the Gods (including of course the Christian God) which sadly ended up killing off all of humanity. It was decided that the Gods of Myth should leave our world and a new universe would be created where they could live safely. God remade our world and the others made the vow that, while they could interact with eachother, they must NEVER fight like this again. Our God of course, being all awesome, has the power to travel between dmensions and thusly his presence is there in my version of Gloriana as well. All the Gods from various mythologies and all their afterlives exist in my version of Gloriana.
 
In fact, two other characters I have in my stories- Gale and his son John -are Christian themselves. But do they judge people who aren't of their religion (for example, Gale's adopted family is actually Rico's family whom are pagans)? Do they get overly preachy? Do they try to tear them down and accuse them of things they wouldn't do just because they don't have the same beliefs? NO! They don't! they accept and love their family all the same, even if they sometimes don't agree. After all, it is not man's place to judge in the end, but God's. Although, the fact that the other Gods actually exist (heck Jason Donnelly, Marcus's son, has met a few of them himself!) helps in this matter. Gale's adopted family is wise to do the same.

Let's look at a story from you. A Thief's Duty on Holiday. First of all, if the Chief Thief is Christian, I don't think he'd be a Thief! after all, one of the Ten Commandments is "You shall not steal" and thusly he'd be sinning greatly. now, going back to my character Gale. He himself is a Thief living out in the streets of Silmaria when Rico meets him. Now, I know what you're gonna say, "Hypocrite!" but here's the thing: Gale isn't doing it because he wants to. He's doing it out of desperation and trying to survive since, well, he's an orphan! And you know what? He feels AWFUL about his thefts even though they're the only thing (other than Faith) keeping him alive! He KNOWS he's doing wrong, and every night he prays to God for forgiveness because he knows he's living a sinful life but has nowhere to go. Later on in life, he becomes Robin Hood and now, while technically he's still sinning, he's doing it not for his own selfish gain but to give others help and a little happiness in their lives. He walks a fine line between shadows and light as Robin Hood, but is honestly a good person who acknowledges he is a flawed human being.
 
Second of all, why did you have them steal their Christmas presents?! This isn't The Grinch where it was all just material possessions that are easily replaced. Spielburg is a small valley town, her people work all day and they probably saved up all their money to buy stuff for their familes- stuff that they might have ACTUALLY NEEDED to get through the next year lest they starve or worse! -Spielburg isn't Whoville, it's NOT a wealthy town and people NEEDED those presents to live. Okay. Maybe you were intending to have the Thieves bring back the presents... but that's never said in the story, nor was it continued so I honestly don't know. It just leaves a bitter taste in my mouth to know that they could do such a horrible thing.
 
The Incorruptable One. That and the Thanksgiving story bothered me on this point too. You haven't played 8, have you? The Realm of The Sun IS NOT Heaven, dude! This leads me to..
 
5. You don't do your research. At all. In rereading several of your Sierra stories, I've noticed this several times-
 
Shot By The Love Darts- Edgar. Full stop. You have CLEARLY not played KQ7 at all. Know how i can tell? Because, despite your mention of Malicia, you still have Lolotte be Edgar's mother, even though if you played 7, you would know that they retconned Edgar's origins so that Lolotte kidnapped him as a baby and raised him as her own (I personally don't mind this retcon as it gives us a nice parallel to Alexander) until Rosella came by with Genesta restoring his true form.
 
Several of your Space Quest stories- You haven't played Space Quest 5. The adventures you write involving the Eureka cannot happen. why? Because that's Roger's ship in 5 and it gets BLOWN UP at the end of the game! The way you write Roger's crew in your stories is also inaccurate because if you'd actually played 5, you would know that the crew hates Roger AT FIRST but they grow to like and respect him as their captain by the end and Roger in 5 also gets CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT from all this which I thought was great! Also, it's clear you haven't played 3 either, because that big Belcher Roger ordered in one story? He's perfectly fine after having it. Even though, what happens in 3? He gets sick from it!

Continuing on and elaborating since I ran out of room.
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The Incorruptable One. That and the Thanksgiving story bothered me on this point too. Especially The Incorruptable One. Question: I know Rosella is not your average sweetness and sunshine Princess and has a rebellious streak... but why pick HER to be converted to Christianty? You know whom I think could be better for a plot point like this?

Alexander of Daventry. Think about it. He was raised by an evil wizard who kept a very close eye on him. I highly doubt Manannan went to church on Sundays because that would take him away from Gwydion, and there wasn't a lot of light in his life until Alexander went home. Having him find Jesus would work far better, because it could give him hope that *someone* cares about him and that he'll go to a good place when his time comes. Rosella, on the other hand, doesn't fit this very well since she was raised in a loving if a tad sheltered environment and has had a slightly better life.

You haven't played 8, have you? The Realm of The Sun IS NOT Heaven, dude!

This leads me to..
 
5. You don't do your research. At all. In rereading several of your Sierra stories, I've noticed this several times-
 
Shot By The Love Darts- Edgar. Full stop. You have CLEARLY not played KQ7 at all. Know how i can tell? Because, despite your mention of Malicia, you still have Lolotte be Edgar's mother, even though if you played 7, you would know that they retconned Edgar's origins so that Lolotte kidnapped him as a baby and raised him as her own (I personally don't mind this retcon as it gives us a nice parallel to Alexander) until Rosella came by with Genesta restoring his true form. In KQ7, as you should know, he's the flipping Prince of Etheria! Why is he helping rule Tamir?!
 
Several of your Space Quest stories- You haven't played Space Quest 5. The adventures you write involving the Eureka cannot happen. why? Because that's Roger's ship in 5 and it gets BLOWN UP at the end of the game! The way you write Roger's crew in your stories is also inaccurate because if you'd actually played 5, you would know that the crew hates Roger AT FIRST but they grow to like and respect him as their captain by the end and Roger in 5 also gets CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT from all this which I thought was great! Also, it's clear you haven't played 3 either, because that big Belcher Roger ordered in one story? He's perfectly fine after having it. Even though, what happens in 3? He gets sick from it!

Thanks For The Chosen One- Yes, Balin. The Kingdom of Daventry's Thanksgiving is going to be EXACTLY like ours! I don't think royalty would be having rolls, breadsticks and a turkey at their table. Know what they should be eating? Roast meat like a boar or lamb or SOMETHING. Because that's something you could probably actually find in Daventry!

The Incorruptable One- Again, The Realm of The Sun is NOT Heaven! It's where the Mask of Eternity is kept by the Archons, not the place where Christians go when they die!

Now, compare that to my stories. When I started my Quest for Glory series, I had never picked up the games. but still I researched all that I could from various Let's Plays, Wikis, the Omnipedia enc to make sure that i got my stuff down and the characterization right. For example, I actually looked up the prices of the magic spells in Zara's shop in both the original version of QFG1 and the remake.

I researched Norse Mythology as well, particularly the stories of Odin and the Runes which is involved in my backstory and Ragnarok.

I have another question, Balin. Do you have a beta or proofreader at hand when you write? Because if you don't, why not? Everyone should, no matter what quality of writer they are. that way, you can know what your strengths and weaknesses are in your writings. Like me for instance, my strengths are dramatics and heartwrenching scenes- I can make you cry! A friend of mine says that I'm not as bad as George R. Martin, but I'm pretty darn close due to me always making my characters suffer.

Balin... listen to me, okay? I send you these PMs not to bash you. I send them to you to help you become a better writer. You have great ideas, but you need to get better at writing before I will have any sort of respect for you as a fellow author. I just want you to reply, okay? Say SOMETHING to me!

*sigh* You don't even care, do you? You're still gonna write stuff and never take my advice. Because you don't listen.

But, at the very least, even if you don't care to improve, then please, PLEASE reply to my messages and say, "I don't want to take advice from you! I think my stories are fine just the way they are!" and just tell me that.

Please... answer me.

Sure enough... he did. I feel very guilty now. I'm just frustrated with this guy.

Subject: No more PMs

Do me a favor, Manegirl. Please don't send me any more private messages, okay? I know my way of writing is far from perfect, but you have your style, and I have mine. I don't need constant anger and criticism from anybody. If you don't like any of the stories I write, don't read them, and don't keep making scathing remarks about them, either. Although I like the occasional compliment from other people on my fan fictions, as well as a little criticism, I write mainly for my own private amusement, like J.R.R. Tolkien once said he did, so please stop making me feel like the worst fanfic author ever to write on http://www.fanfiction.net, thank you very much.

Yours etc.
Balin
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on April 30, 2014, 12:50:04 PM
He does have a point... :-\
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on April 30, 2014, 05:50:21 PM
GrahamRocks, what the hell was all that about? That's like something I would write! I'm so appalled...and so proud!...*sniffle* Angry people grow up so fast...

Did he seriously compare himself to J.R.R. Tolkien, though? You should write back:
"Shut up, Balin! Gimli found you dead in a tomb!"

That definitely won't elicit an eyerolling reaction from him or anything.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 02, 2014, 10:18:40 AM
GrahamRocks, what the hell was all that about? That's like something I would write! I'm so appalled...and so proud!...*sniffle* Angry people grow up so fast...
Wow, I did something good in your eyes. Awesome!

As for him... you wanna know why I just went out on him like that? Because, on Fanfiction.Net, there are sections for King's Quest, Police Quest, Space Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, and Manhunter,Blue Force (which actually doesn't look like too bad a game to me). And he is very prominent in ALL of those! Seriously, this guy has a thing for cops apparently, or at the very least is a HUGE PQ fan!

https://www.fanfiction.net/game/Police-Quest/

and he's just... not very good at writing. He tells me he has his own style, but writing about NOTHING isn't a style. There's hardly any sort of plot or point to his stories, and i really have no reason to care about the characters he writes because he has no tension. He has some good ideas, but they aren't executed well as he always tells us instead of showing us.

I'm a Christian, but even I don't want my religion tacked onto a story when it doesn't belong. If he really insists on putting it into his story, make it fit into the world you're sticking it in.

https://www.fanfiction.net/game/King-s-Quest/

https://www.fanfiction.net/game/Leisure-Suit-Larry/ he warns about sexual content in a few of these. In Leisure Suit Larry. Y'know, the Sierra game that's ALL ABOUT THAT?

https://www.fanfiction.net/game/Manhunter/

https://www.fanfiction.net/game/Space-Quest/

The Sierra fandom, fanfic wise anyway, is not very big. But all that I've found- To Die At Dawn, Quest Cross, More Than You Think, Desperately Seeking Alexander, Burn Xenon Burn, The Middle of The Night, Sweet Dreams, A Hero's visit Home, Outlaw enc- have all been good stories. His are just not. And it makes me sad whenever I see his stuff on those sections, because I know he'll never change his writing habits.

That first PM I sent was was because I believed he could become better as a writer. I want to be EXCITED when I see a new story by him, not groan and think "Okay, how bad is this one gonna be?"

The last two I sent him was because I got angry at him. He didn't take my advice at all. He never changed anything. He rehashes scenes from the games and movies he watches, and he thinks they're fine. What I and I think most people would think is that they're boring. I didn't want that.

J. R. R. Tolkien might have written stuff for his own amusement, but his stuff is actually good regardless because he knows how to write a decent plot. If he really wants to write for his own amusement, then don't post it on Fanfiction.Net. Otherwise, you'll get people reading it, reviewing it, giving critique like I am.

I got angry because he didn't listen. He basically told me in that response that, "I don't want to be better as a writer. I think I'm fine." That's horrible for an author to say, because you can never stop learning how to be better and improving. But this man insists on staying in that rut and never getting out.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on May 02, 2014, 12:47:25 PM
Well, it is possible to make a story out of basically nothing. Arguably, The Big Lebowski is completely devoid of any sort of meaningful plot, yet it's considered a classic because the writing was good. Hell, even Napoleon Dynamite has its fans, not because of the story--because there wasn't one--but because the writing and delivery were amusing to at least some of its viewers.

I haven't clicked on any of the links provided, so I don't know exactly how he writes, but going off of what you're saying, his stories don't have plot in addition to being poorly written. Unfortunately, there will always be books (Twilight) or, dare I say it, "fanfiction stories" (50 Shades of Grey) out there that are far more popular than they deserve to be, and you just kind of have to accept that.

Come to think of it, Mein Kampf has had a sudden increase in popularity lately. I'm really not sure why. The book is, by most standards, rambling and plodding, with taboo content (some versions have a big ol' swastika on the front cover), and goes on for way too many pages; people have known this for years, so why the sudden interest now? Doesn't have anything to do with what we were just talking about, really, I just was thinking about bad popular books when that sprang to mind.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: raVen image on May 02, 2014, 07:45:09 PM
Well, it is possible to make a story out of basically nothing.

Only if you follow the narrative structure--creating a beginning, middle and end.    Without these, you do not have a story.   All you can have is a plot without a story.   "Big Lebowski" or "Seinfeld" may seem like "stories about nothing" but only to the untrained eye.  In fact, these posses full stories because they can be broken down into 3 acts, with each serving the narrative structure demanded by each act.  They begin with inroductions and set-ups.  They continue with confrontation and conflict.  And they end with a definiticve climax and denouement.   Each act is separated by a major plot point.   They are fully realised stroies.

 But if you ignore the narrative structure, you cannot have a "story" in the technical sense.  Just look at "Moebius."
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on May 02, 2014, 08:00:23 PM
Yeah, I've been hearing not-so-good things about Moebius.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 02, 2014, 09:29:25 PM
Really? Aside from him *points to raVen*, I haven't seen anyone not like it.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on May 04, 2014, 01:13:39 PM
From the Moebius Wikipedia page:

"Moebius: Empire Rising has received mixed reviews, with a Metacritic score of 54/100."

Where I come from, a 54% score is a failing grade.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on May 05, 2014, 03:28:35 PM
From the Moebius Wikipedia page:

"Moebius: Empire Rising has received mixed reviews, with a Metacritic score of 54/100."

Where I come from, a 54% score is a failing grade.
According to Metacritic, it's mixed/average.

http://www.metacritic.com/about-metascores
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on May 05, 2014, 07:56:07 PM
That still leaves us with the fact that it wasn't positively received overall, at least not as much as GrahamRocks seems to think. Still, I doubt it's as bad as raVen image has been saying.

Seriously, comparing Jane Jensen's writing to Tommy Wiseau's? Not cool, bro.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on May 06, 2014, 06:54:56 PM
-holding the Little One
-watching the time to get him ready for bed
-ready to play some WoW
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on May 06, 2014, 07:07:40 PM
World of Warcraft still exists? I'd forgotten about it.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 14, 2014, 12:10:41 PM
- Downloading games on Steam, one of them being Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok! It shall be a bittersweet experience. Sweet because, judging from Paw's stream I watched the other day, I'm going to like it! Bitter because I know something about the games production that will hamper my spirits quite a bit.

- About to eat lunch.

- Writing stuff in PlainText on iPad. I love this thing! :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on May 15, 2014, 12:19:49 PM
I didn't realize Karen Soroe was involved in Heroine's Quest. :-\

For those who don't know, she was on the TSL team, and she died maybe a year and a half ago. :( She was also involved with a KQ4 remake.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on May 26, 2014, 01:22:36 PM
Oh no, the "print screen" button on my laptop fell off! Anything but the least-used button on my entire keyboard!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 27, 2014, 05:31:24 PM
- Waiting for Orion to FB message me back on what I just said.

- Booting up Wizard101.

- I have a question, it's for one of my fanfic stories. Long story short, one of the chapters involved the Royal Family of Daventry talking to Katie and Cezar about TSL. What year should it be? 2002, the year TSL was first being envisioned? Or 2004, the year POS was founded?

- Wondering if I should post that story here or not. I mean, you guys let me post my QFG fic on here, which has nothing to do with KQ. So I'm assuming I'm allowed to post another story, especially since "Meet Your Maker!" involves every game in the Sierra "canon' (everything before Chainsaw Monday, not counting fangames).
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on May 29, 2014, 01:29:57 PM
- Shaking my head at the Cognition TV Tropes entries that were obviously written by GrahamRocks...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 29, 2014, 01:47:37 PM
Hey, someone noticed! My handle there is Angelwing.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on May 29, 2014, 02:05:07 PM
I was mostly referring to the YMMV page, where it says something to the effect of "You can tell Cognition is going to be a much different game from The Silver Lining!"

Why are you automatically assuming that people who play Cognition have already played TSL? The two games have pretty different fanbases if you ask me.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 11, 2014, 09:14:33 PM
- Listening to music from VVVVVV.
- About to go to bed.
- Feeling so happy to share this! http://archive.legendsofglory.com/journal/journal.htm
A little explanation: This year I decided to do a little gaming challenge for the Quest For Glory series, known as the Quest For Glory Journal Playthrough or as I've been calling it, "The Challenge". Basically, what I'm doing is I'm writing a journal from first person POV using one of my fanfiction characters based on the Hero of Quest For Glory named Marcus Donnelly. The "challenge" part of all this, is that I'm going to make this playthrough last the entire year, calling back to what the creators, Lori and Corey Cole, have said about the series that it was originally based on the four seasons with Wages of War (game three) as a "bridge" between Trial by Fire (second game) and Shadows of Darkness (fourth game). Spielburg is in Spring (started March 21st, ended April 11th), Shapier is Summer (starting June 21st), Tarna takes place three months later so we skip the last two months of Summer and the first month in Autumn which will give me one month for Tarna, Mordavia has one month in Autumn, and I end with Silmaria in Winter.

If the name Marcus Donnelly sounds familiar, that's because, yes it is the same character from my QFG fanfiction series (for those who still care, I am still continuing it but it's going through some MAJOR revisions and worldbuilding right now, including a new title.) Sort of. This Marcus is from an AU, whereas instead of going off with Finn Dillon and Rico Larron to all have all three become Heroes (like in my canon storyline), this Marcus sets off alone, the explanation given that while Finn and Rico still exist in this alternate universe they did not wish to go with Finn's reason being partially due to cowardice and partially due to him wanting to train his Magic under his father and Rico's being that he just got inducted into their town's Thieves Guild and is perfectly fine where he is. Also, unlike 'canon" Marcus, he carries a shield with his family crest on it because unlike his counterpart, his sword is a broadsword instead of a zweihander which is two handed mostly.

Before you ask, no, that's not my website. I only know HTML basics. That's Legends of Glory, a QFG fansite by Orion. He offered to put my stuff on his site and I accepted. Speaking of that, hey Crayauchtin? If you ever read this, are you still up for putting my stuff on your Arcane Lore Wiki?
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on June 13, 2014, 03:44:24 PM
According to his profile, Crayauchtin hasn't been on this forum since January 25. If you're trying to contact him, well, good luck with that.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on July 17, 2014, 05:27:42 PM
- Typing up another Journal for Sierra Chest.

- I got the Elder Scrolls Anthology and am modding the heck out of Skyrim!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on August 20, 2014, 12:05:27 PM
- checking to see when my last post was (apparently it was the day of my dad's funeral. Don't really remember being on the forum that day)
- catching up on a few things
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 23, 2014, 10:25:19 AM
- waiting for 11:30 to do some continuing education hours
- wondering if Connor will go down for a nap so I can do that
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on September 24, 2014, 08:39:54 AM
working, but spent a good chunk of the morning play Sega Saturn :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 14, 2014, 05:18:43 PM
- Playing Skyrim

- *steeples fingers with a grin* Alright, I pre ordered GK1:20 just now. It officially releases tomorrow. Gabriel Knight 1 is one of my favorite adventure games. Impress me, Phoenix.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on October 18, 2014, 06:05:10 PM
Played a lot of arcade games today at a friend's house. It was glorious! He owns the arcade boards! D:
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on October 20, 2014, 01:44:58 PM
(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lamu.jpg)

So a friend of mine shows me a youtube video of a Doom mod. The mod had a song in the background that seemed very familiar to me. Lo and behold it's from anime I used to watch back in Highschool. Now I spent the weekend binge watching Urusei Yatsura. Oh and this is coming from someone who hasn't watched anime in over a decade :P
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on October 20, 2014, 02:59:50 PM
Speaking of Doom mods, The Ghoul's Forest 3 is my favorite mod to watch people play during the lovely month of October.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkMonYgb_i8

Think Slender meets Five Nights at Freddy's. The player character starts out in a creepy forest at night, and whenever they get killed, chances are it's a jump scare by either a little imp-like creature or a giant floating head. They actually use the same sound effects as the screamer pranks that were so popular on the Internet a few years back.

If you want to see someone who's actually good enough to beat the level, check out this second video instead of the first. Be warned that the player character shows off all the death scenes at the end of the video, the last of which includes disturbing images (some from a shock site) flashing almost subliminally on the screen for a very brief period of time before settling on a screamer picture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT9CEVwjexU

It may not look that scary watching other people play, but trust me, it's pretty nerve-wracking when you play it yourself, especially if you're alone and in the middle of the night without the lights on, like any horror aficionado.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on October 20, 2014, 03:03:54 PM
Wow! That's a really well done Doom mod!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on October 20, 2014, 04:56:28 PM
It's amazing how people can take ancient games like Doom and add new twists to them to make them relevant today.

Another really good Doom mod is Unloved, which isn't outwardly scary, but has a downright disturbing atmosphere, ala Silent Hill. In my opinion, Unloved is vastly superior to the original Doom games, which, much as I love them, had some pretty glaring flaws. While one of the most important FPSs ever made, it's also one of the first, and the growing pains are pretty obvious. Still, it at least left its predecessor, Wolfenstein 3D, in the dust. Only to get supplanted later by Duke Nukem 3D...which was then overtaken by Quake...which was then overtaken by Half-Life...which was then overtaken by Halo...which was then overtaken by Call of Duty...chances are, most FPS players really love at least one of these franchises, and really hate another.

This here's a playlist of Unloved with developer commentary, which is pretty interesting to listen to. The guy stutters a lot and slurs his words, but I'll give him a pass since he's a developer first and a Let's Player second.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7iQFuKhfa0&list=PLAFD6567698C59AF4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7iQFuKhfa0&list=PLAFD6567698C59AF4)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 21, 2014, 05:58:08 PM
- Freaking out and crying over Dropbox. :(

I'm doing a gaming challenge over in Sierra Chest, Quest for Glory character journals to be precise. I just got to Tarna today...

The first day? Took two hours!

AND! Like always I've been doing Print Screens of stuff like dialogue and description in-game and just nice shots.

GUESS WHAT?! Not ONE of my Print screens registered into Dropbox! I'm very thorough, I take pictures of EVERY description and dialogue I find!

So you know what this means?! I gotta go through this ay all over again to make sure the picture register! This first day is gonna be hell for me, because these character journals I write? THEY TAKE FOREVER TO WRITE! And I'm NOT pulling an all nighter like I did for Shapeir's finale, because I got school tomorrow and I gotta get up at 6 AM!

*EXPLODES*

*sizzles*
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on November 15, 2014, 05:51:37 PM
So after finishing my Urusei Yatsura binge watching I've moved on to Oh My Goddess. After that... I'll probably have no anime to watch. Ah well. I suppose it's about time I go check out Gotham.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on November 15, 2014, 06:31:12 PM
I've heard Gotham is very average.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on November 15, 2014, 06:41:22 PM
That's a shame. I do still have Arrow, Flash and Gotham on my wishlist. Knowing the way I watch TV shows I'm likely to watch all of these in under two weeks. So I'll probably space them out with games.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on November 28, 2014, 03:37:26 PM
Just watched the teaser trailer for Star Wars episode 7. Ugh...just ugh. Talk about underwhelming. Who else thinks it's going to suck more than the prequels? Because I think it looks horrible.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on November 28, 2014, 03:54:09 PM
I think it will be better than the prequels, but that teaser was really not good.

At first I thought it was a parody when that stormtrooper appeared in the beginning. That claymore lightsaber looks kind of dumb imo. Oh and I'm pretty sure X-wings weren't made for planetary combat. Sooo... yeah...
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on November 28, 2014, 05:34:47 PM
Here's my breakdown on why I hated the trailer:

00:00-00:20

Extremely cheesy dialogue delivered by the stupidest-sounding villain voice I've ever heard. The Clone Wars TV series had some cheesy-sounding villain voices, but there was nothing this bad in it. Also, a really long boring shot of ugly desert...

00:23

...and then a stormtrooper played a black actor pops into frame as if to say "boo!" What am I watching, some YouTube prank video? Also, I'm not sure if you're aware of this, Disney, but uh...there were no black Imperials in the original trilogy. The Imperials were modeled after Nazi soldiers, which obviously means no people of color. This just goes to show how desperate they are to avoid offending minorities in this politically-correct world of bile we live in.

00:29-00:31

Okay, what the hell is that stupid-looking thing? It looks like a soccer ball with an R2 head magically balanced on top. They weren't even trying with that droid design. They're being lazy, and that's the predominant feeling I get from this trailer: laziness, not helped by frequent cuts to black because they have nothing important to show.

00:33-00:35

New Stormtrooper design, which is okay-looking, but it shows them between seizure-inducing black flashes, which I've already mentioned above, and the shot of the new rifle we get is way too blurry to see if it's any good or not.

00:38

Looks exactly like every other shot we've seen of people exiting ships. Originality fail.

00:39-00:41

Presumably Han and Leia's daughter, since she looks both like Natalie Portman and young Carrie Fisher before her. She's driving a butt-ugly speeder of some kind on the exciting sand planet that we've definitely never seen before that is totally unique to this movie. Oh wait, they're just reusing old planets because they're out of ideas? You don't say.

00:44-00:48

A rebel pilot who looks exactly like Wedge. Apparently the actor for Wedge declined the opportunity to return for this movie. That's okay, kids! They'll just get another one. Then there's a formation of X-Wings flying way too close to the water, because that's obviously the smart thing to do when you're flying a tiny military jet of any kind.

00:49-00:55

Our new bad guy, still spouting stupid-sounding lines and, from the back, looking like every other Sith Lord from the Expanded Universe, while wielding the dumbest-looking lightsaber I've ever seen. It's getting to the point where they think every evil saber-wielder needs to have a unique lightsaber to set them apart from Darth Vader and the Emperor. It started with Darth Maul getting a saber staff, continued in the Clone Wars with General Krell who has TWO saber staffs, Pre Vizsla with a black-bladed "darksaber" and Mother Talzin with a green physical sword, then continued on once again in Star Wars Rebels, with the Inquisitor getting a saber staff with a circular hilt that rotates the blades like a buzz-saw. The thing is, those new sabers are so completely insane that they actually work. Our new villain's saber? No. Absolutely not. It looks ridiculous. What's the point of the mini-sabers sticking out the sides of the handle? Is he vain, and consumed by the need to stand apart from other, better characters? Does he need them to shave?

1:00-1:09

A long shot of the Millennium Falcon flying through the air and spinning around in a vomit-inducing pattern, looking just like it came out of a video game. Whee! Unfortunately, this sad excuse for a roller coaster ride is probably the best shot in the trailer. And of course, the Star Wars theme plays during this shot, as if to say, "Yep, that's what it's all about."

1:15

And then finally, the title. I like how they're afraid to put the Episode VII in the title, as if they're worried people haven't caught up to it yet. We've had all the time in the world to watch the other episodes, people, just give it the damn Episode VII already. Although if it's as bad as the teaser makes it look, the VII won't be necessary because people will just pretend that this movie doesn't exist.

Some final thoughts: I notice they didn't put any of the older cast members in the trailer. Well, that's all right, who needs the likable memorable characters of the original trilogy?

Only the first teaser and already this new movie has found many, many ways to fail. Abrams, you did the impossible with Star Trek by taking a godawful franchise and actually making it watchable, but you have a lot to answer for on the Star Wars front.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on November 28, 2014, 06:49:51 PM
Quote
...and then a stormtrooper played a black actor pops into frame as if to say "boo!" What am I watching, some YouTube prank video? Also, I'm not sure if you're aware of this, Disney, but uh...there were no black Imperials in the original trilogy. The Imperials were modeled after Nazi soldiers, which obviously means no people of color. This just goes to show how desperate they are to avoid offending minorities in this politically-correct world of bile we live in.
Huh. I actually didn't know that. Interesting trivia.

Quote
Our new bad guy, still spouting stupid-sounding lines and, from the back, looking like every other Sith Lord from the Expanded Universe, while wielding the dumbest-looking lightsaber I've ever seen. It's getting to the point where they think every evil saber-wielder needs to have a unique lightsaber to set them apart from Darth Vader and the Emperor. It started with Darth Maul getting a saber staff, continued in the Clone Wars with General Krell who has TWO saber staffs, Pre Vizsla with a black-bladed "darksaber" and Mother Talzin with a green physical sword, then continued on once again in Star Wars Rebels, with the Inquisitor getting a saber staff with a circular hilt that rotates the blades like a buzz-saw. The thing is, those new sabers are so completely insane that they actually work. Our new villain's saber? No. Absolutely not. It looks ridiculous. What's the point of the mini-sabers sticking out the sides of the handle? Is he vain, and consumed by the need to stand apart from other, better characters? Does he need them to shave?

I recognize none of those names, save Darth Maul, so I'll take your word for it. :) I just assumed that was just a showy crossguard.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on November 28, 2014, 07:38:51 PM
Just to give you an idea, this is what they all look like.

General Krell, with two giant saber staffs:
(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121127060526/starwars/images/f/f1/PongKrellSafeLanding-CoK.png)

Pre Vizsla, with the darksaber:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CShhSzMHzmI/UPlIKK8bdQI/AAAAAAAAOes/Blevm2PxMG8/s1600/previzsla.jpg)

Mother Talzin, with a black magic-enhanced sword:
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140630045349/starwars/images/1/1f/TalzinversusWindu.jpg)

And the Inquisitor's saber buzz-saw:
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140727100044/starwars/images/5/5a/Double-bladed_spining_lightsaber.png)

These all look cool. Impractical for the most part, but cool. This, on the other hand...
(http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/crossblad.jpg?w=738)
...looks ridiculous.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on November 29, 2014, 08:39:26 AM
Is it bad I got a power rangers vibe after seeing those images?

And personally, I'd like to see Jedis wielding uncommon sabers.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on November 29, 2014, 03:04:40 PM
Is it bad I got a power rangers vibe after seeing those images?

Go, go, evil Sith Lords! NA NA NA NAAAAAA!

It's funny because none of them are Sith Lords.

And personally, I'd like to see Jedis wielding uncommon sabers.

I remember there being a Jedi named Corran Horn in the Expanded Universe who had a silver-bladed saber that could extend to three meters in length whenever he wanted it to. Pretty cool, and a lot more interesting than the same old blue or green sabers with a fixed length that we've seen repeatedly in the movies. As it is, the most unique saber in the movies is Mace Windu's and only because Samuel L. Jackson specifically requested that his saber be a different color from the rest. And Yoda's saber...short and green, like he is. I wonder how many hours George Lucas spent coming up with that one.

I would've made Yoda's saber completely white, as a representation of the light side, and the Emperor's saber black, like that darksaber I showed you, as a representation of the dark side. Besides the symbolism, the darksaber just looks really freakin' cool.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on November 30, 2014, 06:24:59 AM
Wasn't there a light-saber whip in the Expanded Universe? That's actually something I'd like to see in the movies.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on November 30, 2014, 02:46:04 PM
Actually, the lightwhip appears in the Family Guy Star Wars special...

(http://img.filmsactu.com/datas/dvd/l/e/les-griffin-presentent-blue-harvest/xl/47e9d0f47e992.jpg)

...or not. In all seriousness, this is what it's supposed to look like:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_vwWgelQXKx0/TB-WM3Nx_sI/AAAAAAAAAA0/6UlK5EmVzQ4/s1600/light+whip.jpg)

Looks like it'd be a pain to learn how to use.

Oh, and one last lightsaber variant from The Clone Wars, which was actually issued to the good guys instead of the villains...

(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130304223321/es.starwars/images/3/3d/Jedi_Temple_Guards_TWJ.png)

...whatever the hell those things are. Saber pikes? I don't know. At least the blades have a unique gold color to them.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: stika on December 01, 2014, 09:22:18 AM


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_vwWgelQXKx0/TB-WM3Nx_sI/AAAAAAAAAA0/6UlK5EmVzQ4/s1600/light+whip.jpg)

Looks like it'd be a pain to learn how to use.


I can't really comment on its usefulness in battle, but stylistically speaking, that looks amazing!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Carla on May 04, 2015, 08:03:02 PM
- messaging Cat...or I was XD
- watching tv
- visiting the forum for the first time in ages
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on May 28, 2015, 09:33:28 AM
Just heard about the Westboro Baptist Church protesting Ireland's gay marriage legalization, and am pondering whether or not Ultron had the right idea about humanity after all.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on May 28, 2015, 07:28:53 PM
Oh dear God... *facepalm* It's people like them who make my religion look bad.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on May 29, 2015, 01:49:14 PM
It becomes much funnier when you realize that Ultron was only on the Internet for about five minutes before deciding to destroy humanity. If I had the processing power to absorb every shock site, flame war and 4chan post ever made in that short a timespan, I'd probably attempt mass genocide too.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on June 27, 2015, 08:22:24 PM
To be fair, he'd probably stop rampaging the second he saw kitty videos.

Oh right...

- Getting trampled by work,
- Playing in a bunch of RPGs and GMing one (5th edition DnD, which is kind of a long story),
- Moving into a real house soon,
- Oh yeah, I got married.   ;D
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on June 27, 2015, 08:32:22 PM
 :D Congrats, LadyTerra! May your marriage be awesome.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: LadyTerra on June 27, 2015, 08:44:13 PM
It's been pretty much the same as before marriage, only now there's a set of rings, a certificate, and tax benefits.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: KatieHal on June 29, 2015, 03:41:12 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Tage7 on July 01, 2015, 03:26:27 AM
Congrats, LadyTerra!

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Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on July 31, 2015, 07:15:49 PM
-ALSO checking the forum for the first time in an eternity. What's up, guys?
-Coming off of a "I just watched Return of the Jedi" high.  :smitten:
-Wanting water. Where is my water?! I can't forum properly without my water!!!
-Wandering into the kitchen. S'cuse me.
-......returning. Ahhhhh. Now I have water.

- Oh yeah, I got married.   ;D
Awww, congrats, Terra!  <3 <3 Look at us Questers growing up!! It was shortly after my 21st birthday that I joined here and we were all a buncha kids. Now we're all getting married and stuff! I myself got married in December. :) Cat started the trend, here we all follow!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Haids1987 on July 31, 2015, 07:17:20 PM
- wondering if Connor will go down for a nap so I can do that
Cat, are you a mommy now?!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on March 27, 2016, 05:32:31 PM
-Reviving this thread from out of oblivion. :P Hi, everyone!
-Happy Easter! :D
-I wish you all bunnies and kittens and Finn/Poe slashfiction.
-That is all.
-Off to the V&A in London tomorrow with massive meringues! :D
-Recovering from high doses of ketamine to help with pain memory.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: snabbott on March 28, 2016, 11:52:12 AM
Hi, Deloria! !!!
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 28, 2016, 12:15:12 PM
- Grocery shopping.

- Thinking about the game I'm making.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on March 28, 2016, 01:52:38 PM
Happy late Easter, everyone.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/12920298_1298393790184090_6538980148090706576_n.jpg?oh=8b85e6d83cdad59fe0c6b245bc845dd1&oe=5782F1A8)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 28, 2016, 06:43:05 PM
Same to you, pal! :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on March 29, 2016, 07:08:23 AM
Hi, Deloria! !!!
HEYA! :D

-So the V&A didn't happen. Long story short, there was a big storm the night before - I didn't actually think it was that bad because the walls in Jamie's parents' house appear to actually be made of paper, so hearing absolutely everything is not at all unusual. :P I mean, yes, there was a ton of wind, but it didn't seem disastrous. Only the next day we head to the train station, only to be told that they have yet to have had a single train (in over five hours) and that a crane had collapsed, there were several trees on the tracks in both directions, and there was a fire in the tunnel. So no V&A, no diamond exhibit and no massive meringues named Admiral Poof (a suitably pretentious name for an appropriately pretentious place).
-Anyway, BRITAIN! Cold, rainy, no baroque buildings, you know. :P
-Nomming the massive chocolate egg my sort-of would-be in-laws bought me (that's a lot of hyphens)
-I got a new diagnosis! EDS! Probably vascular, which is not great for a number of reasons, but at least I get answers and hopefully one less thing standing in the way of my fabled oophorectomy which I want so, so badly (but no one will give me because condescending something something misogyny something bodily autonomy something "BUT WHAT IF A MILLIONAIRE WANTS TO MARRY YOU BUT ONLY IF YOU HAVE HIS BABIES???!" questions), because now we know that pregnancies carried to term have a very high likelihood of killing me. That brings the grand total of stuff wrong with me up to: Endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS and EDS.
-Jamie and I are super secretly engaged after 5.5 years of dating and 2 of living together but not telling anyone. :P


- Grocery shopping.

- Thinking about the game I'm making.
What kind of game are you making? :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Numbers on March 29, 2016, 12:25:35 PM
That brings the grand total of stuff wrong with me up to: Endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS and EDS.

That's...really unfortunate.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 29, 2016, 12:34:53 PM
Congrats on the engagement!

As for my game, it's an RPG that stars a Bard as my main character, in a world where the magic system is all based on sound like music, your voice. Long story short, the deities of this world managed to drive away the Void, the embodiment of Silence and the absence of Light from the land. However, it wasn't gone for good. It hid, it waits, it gathers power and uses it to create monsters and corrupt people. There is something that it fears and is harmed by, and that is Sound and Light. Now the Void is starting to trickle back into the world again as a new cycle begins...

That's the basic idea. Yes, I know, sounds like the most cliche thing ever. But even cliches and tropes can be done well.
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: Deloria on March 29, 2016, 07:54:46 PM
Thanks. :) Impulse decision - things move faster with a reduced lifespan. :P

It sounds very Loom-y, but that doesn't mean it's a cliché. I played a Loom-like last year called Forge and it was one of the most beautiful adventures I'd ever played. :)
Title: Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 29, 2016, 10:55:57 PM
Huh, good point.

Not exactly the biggest Loom fan myself, but I can see what you mean.