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Welcome! Here you'll find my thoughts or opinions on game things, posts about something that happened irl, or even pictures of my kitties. You might also find me discussing my Writing/Drawing WIPS, but I'm actually very concerned about theft (not that I'm good enough in either for someone to *want* to plagiarize my work). And pretty much anything else that comes to mind and that I feel is appropriate to share.
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Most everything will also be posted in my Journal on PFQ as well, unless it relates specifically to this game. Only exception is my Shadow Collection, until/if I get the desire to play around with Table BBC.
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This Event had an "drastically increased" Shiny Chance, which I feel "drastically decreased" encounter chance. I know and understand that I simply could've gotten extremely unlucky (which isn't likely, ESPECIALLY with so many other people complaining of going 100k+ with no Shaymin; even one person with 180k Interactions).
I also understand that a lower encounter rate may have been intentional to prevent flooding of Shiny, but I really feel as if the mathematics behind the programming were waaaay off.
Interactions between Shaymin
I don't recall ever going over 70k between Encounters for these Events before, so to have FIVE over 110k....I'd've been happy with 30-70k between Encounters. Just not this much that it feels worthless and a waste of time to do. After all, you WANT people to participate in these. You WANT them to be difficult to obtain. But you do NOT want them to be so tedious and difficult that people don't even want to try.
I personally think ALL Eggs should have their own unique Sprite. I know that's a lot of work on the Spriters, AND that it would get rid of the need for the Spyglass when Event Breeding.
But I just feel it would break up the monotony of things a bit. People can see a bright, colorful party all the time, and not the dull, boring, plain old eggs. Not only that, but for the Visual people as well. Some might not be able to remember the name of the Egg they're after, but they'll study the egg, and remember the "white dot in the middle". Having both the Name and Egg Sprite would be preferred.
As I was thinking about Sprites for all Eggs, I realized that 800+ questions could be added to the Royal Tunnels of "What Egg is this?" Visual Learners would remember these better, and it might even improve odds for a lot of members to be able to reach L100 to get all four Regi Eggs on their own.
The only place where I would recommend NOT showing Sprite is the Lab. Well...Not instantly anyway. But maybe after 15 or 30 seconds for Premium and 30 seconds or three minutes for Non Premium? Or whatever time it is for things to show up. Looks like 30 seconds and 2 minutes for Non Premium, so 10 seconds and 40 seconds for Premium.
I was #9 in the "Most Interactions in 30 Days" in 2019
on 9-11, 9-12, 9-13, 9-14
Oops! Forgot to check on the 15th, but was out on the 16th!
Oh, hey! Lol! I got back in at 9th place!
I was 8th place on 9-18!
And 10th place on 9-19, 9-20, 9-21, 9-22, 9-23, 9-24!
Out on 9-25!
*Also...I'm really sorry...I know it seems a bit pathetic that I listed off all the dates I was in, but I worked really hard to get in, and honestly didn't think I'd stay in for longer than a day.
If you had the chance to change a traumatic event in the past, would you do it if it meant losing something dear you had right now?
There are many, many times that I have been certain I would do so. However, we just finished watching the Butterfly Effect.
I love movies like that series, and series like The Dead Zone and Continuum. They really show how intricately involved your life is with everyone around you. How one word or action can change someone's life for the better or worse.
Every so often, I bring up to my dad how I feel my life would've been so much better if I moved in with him at 16. I would've had a stable home, food, everything. I wouldn't have lived the next eight years moving from home to home barely surviving.
He tells me:
Let's say that you did. What about the day that I wanted to stay home, but you really needed to go into town...But by doing so, we were involved in an accident and one or both of us were injured or killed?
Or what if by staying home that one day, you weren't there to say "Hello" to that person on the edge, and they took their life later that day?
There are literally hundreds of thousands of what ifs for every action you made or will make. I'm not saying everything was meant to happen the way it was, or that it even had a reason. You aren't playing God with just your life, but everyone else as well. You don't have that right.
Which really brings home the profoundness of Verger's statement to Jacen Solo.
"You made the choice, and it was uncoerced. For you to question such a choice is not simply useless, but harmful. Such doubts will chain the mind to an endless circle of pointless speculation and self-recrimination. You should prepare yourself to live with the consequences of your decisions, whatever they may be."
I've spoken a few times about how I feel like the irrelevant friend because people never talk to me unless they want or need something, or want to tell me about the drama they heard about me.
But I just realized that that's my fault. I've always made it clear that I don't like idle chitchat or random messages. (Although, how can you prepare someone for a random message without sending one to begin with? lol) I've also made it clear that I would rather not hear about your day because I either have no advice or no clue how to respond.
I don't tell people about my day because there's nothing to really talk about. 90% of the time, it's just "Something upset me multiple times, but you don't want to hear about it because it wasn't worth getting upset over"
Over the years, I've come to realize that everyone needs a person or several that they trust enough to vent to. I don't feel as if I will ever have that again....
I've done so a few times over the years, but I wasn't ready then. I think I finally am now. If you need to talk to me about anything, my inbox is open.
Hopefully, your stories are full of "OMG! My Crush at work said I have the cutest smile he's ever seen!", and other happy events.
Just let me know if you need someone to cry to (I'll send hearts, huggles, or adorable pictures) or advice (in which case, I'll try the best I can to help), I'm here for you. I will not judge, mock, criticize, or demean.
Nobody should go through life without someone to talk to. <3
Course....It's probably hard to come up with a theme that fits all seven. Best I can think of would be seasonal fun.
Dressed up as a different flower to represent Spring
Or holding a unique ornament to represent Winter
Or with a different Beach toy to represent Summer
Or with a different leaf to represent Autumn
Hopefully Spriters could come up with much better ideas and such, and I wouldn't mind if they just came out with ones for different Holidays. Like Santa Glaceon, Spoopy Umbreon, Deep Sea Vaporeon, etc.
In my two and a half years of actively playing here, I cannot recall a single Event that was not "Click, Feed, Trade, Bid, Post, Collect Fish, Collect Safari", etc.
Truthfully, after the first three or so of these, I stopped looking forward to them. It's just the same thing over and over. People want new things.
Now...I'd love to go through a cute little storyline to get the Event. You'd still do all the same things as listed above, but you'd get ONE Event Mon after completing the entire storyline.
I know many people, particularly those who only have half an hour a day to play, have complained about how they can't get these Event Pokemon. A two week Event with small, very doable tasks would be great for the majority of the player base. With various tasks, different things to do, unique storylines, and pretty artwork to look at each time, I feel like everyone would look forward to these things.
Is this a Mega? (He knows better; just trying to be funny)
Me: Yes, yes it is. That's why it's purple.
Dad: Well, it does have three heads!
Me: DoDRIO! It's name is Dodrio! It's previous evo is DoDUO! Do you understand?
Dad: Would that make the first evo D'oh! or Douno?
Me: There's not a baby.
Dad: There should be! And it should have a donut around its neck.
Me: I see you got a really hot bag of burritos. I can tell by the flames on the bag.
Dad: Did you read the name? It's called "Not for Samantha"
Me: *pulls package out a bit*
Flavor: GHOST PEPPER
Me: Oh, heck no!
Dad, with a smile on his face: I told you it wasn't for you.
Me: I highly doubt you'll be able to eat it either.
Dad: Don't know. But for three bucks, I'll find out.
Title: Writing Projects
Spooky Short Story Collection
Angel of Mine
Book. The war between angels and demons have been going on for decades. The Prince of Demons is engaged to a Wolf Shifter, who has the ability to fly and heal. When her Angelic bloodline is discovered, she finds herself the target of three different races. Desperate to once again be with the love of her life, she goes on a dangerous mission. Either way, the war will end. But to fail, would be the utter annihilation of the planet.
Angel of the Shadows
Fan Fic. Angel is 23, and has been a member of Team Rocket since 15. After a mission, she begins to suspect Team Rocket isn't as altruistic as they lead people to believe. News of Shadow Pokemon has hit all the Regions, and she is tasked to capture and bring them back to Headquarters. Only, she discovers them being experimented on for nefarious purposes. Upon her sudden departure, she steals a few vials of Purification with her, and leaves Team Rocket with the intent to somehow destroy the malicious organization. Follow her journies as she befriends and saves Shadow Pokemon while foiling Team Rockets plans to capture and experiment on them.
Chronicles of Rhoslyn
Series? Book? This follows the adventures of Rhoslyn as she's transported through time and space to discover the truth of who she is. In the hopes of finding someone who can help her learn to coexist with the Wolf soul within her, she returns home. But when two of the three men she loves needs her help, can she find it within herself to help, knowing that by doing so, she becomes part of the war she's desperately trying to avoid?
Series. It's several hundred years after the fall of Humanity. The world, thrown back into Medieval times, has yet to properly rebuild. Twenty-five years ago, Magick entered the world. Now, Belladonna is bent upon destroying Magick. A group of individuals discover they have the ability to manipulate the World of Dreams. Time is running out, and they have nobody to teach them how to use their Gift. Can they figure it out before it's too late?
Series. Themed Short Stories.
Book. Follow the Phoenix Rosalie as she tries to prevent a group of radical Supernatural beings from revealing the existence of all Supes to Humans. In the process, she falls madly in love with another Phoenix, who winds up being a criminal Mastermind with his own agenda. It doesn't take her long to discover that he is her Flamemate. With secrets and betrayals abounding, can she save the world?
Short Story. A black cat is abandoned by her family. His new Servant teaches him the meaning of love, trust, and family. Upon discovering she has little time left, the Human goes on many adventures, taking her beloved cat with her. Follow their story until the bitter end.
Series. Wolves of the Zodiac. The four Tribes of the twelve Packs have fought for as long as they can remember. When the strange two legged creatures invade their home, the Tribes unite, preparing for war. It is up to an unlikely pair to prevent utter destruction on both sides.
Book. Think Pokemon meets .Hack. The first fully immersive Virtual Reality game has come out. Six months later, things begin to go awry. Main Plot Line still not quite established. But you will follow the adventures of Natalya and Nicolai (aka FireWolf1117 and Tekeshi).
A 26 Themed Short Story series following the lives of the Seven Sins over the course of 260 years. Their Vice gets them into troubling situations. As they learn, grow, and develop morals, less and less people see them as monsters. But when the Nephil arrive from overseas, will the tenuous love and trust they've gained be enough to prevent humanity from turning to the Light?
Book. A woman divorces her husband, taking their young daughter with her. The lies she spreads prevents him from ever seeing them again. Fifteen years later, he finds a young woman on the verge of giving up on everything. He takes her in, and over the course of a year, they come to consider each other family. But the dark secret she holds could destroy both of them.
Book. A Half Breed of unknown parentage escapes from the Homestead and travels to the surface. Vampires are about to become equal to Humans, but not everyone is happy with the decision. The truth of her heritage may be the key to stopping an all out war.
A book in which the best and brightest of Earth are chosen for a secret task that could bring about the destruction of the planet. When Emily discovers the truth of things, can she convince enough people to aid her before it's too late?
A Pichu or a Cubchoo without remembering dad going "Pichu! Cubchoo! Woo-Woo!" as if he was conducting a train.
An Igglybuff without thinking of the person who had an Iggly named "Iggly Not Buff"
A Gible without thinking of dad yelling out "SHINY! SHINY! SHINY!" because he had hatched a random Shiny Mega from the Lab.
Every decision they make is going to upset people, which in turn causes that Mod to be harassed, demeaned, slandered, etc. The consequences of every decision are weighed, with major ones being discussed among the group. In the end, they do what's best for the community, even if that means a couple people get really upset.
Fact of the matter is...These people are some of the most kind and caring people in the community. Nobody else could put so much time and energy into making their beloved game a safe, welcoming place and stay even when some members are so hateful to them.
And I have nothing but respect and admiration for Mods. Keep up the good work! <3
I kinda wish we had a Shelter, so I could release all these extra Event Mon with the knowledge that someone would pick them up and give them a forever home, instead of being abandoned in the wilderness and having to fend for themselves.
Another day of work helping dad fix up the rental over. Still got a lot of work before it's ready to rent again.
But on the plus side, during my periods of relaxation today, I got in four episodes of Game of Thrones S4, and 700 words for my Sinfully Sweet story. Hopefully the rest of the time here is just as productive.
Also...I've been told that since my weight is now causing health problems, I'm going on a diet and walking every day when we get back home. Not looking forward to that, but I do fall into the "obese" category, and have been wanting to lose at least 50 pounds for a long time now. I've never been able to stick to a regiment on my own, so maybe the extra help will....help.
Going back to college is also being discussed. Will most likely take online classes. Don't think I could handle moving and being alone with so many strangers.
Dad: You're going to love this. We're on season three of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Me: Excuse me?!! What in the world made you think it was okay to watch that without me? (Dad and I only watched season one together)
Dad: You said I could watch whatever without you, and that you'd watch it later
Me: I meant the seasons of Monk, Unforgettable, Smallville and Defiance that I left there.
Dad: Ohhh! Now you tell me!
And I'm just a mix of upset and amused. I did say "whatever" but he knew exactly what I meant lol
Title: Trick Or Treat!
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Hopefully the ones accidentally blocked can forgive me. I know how it feels to be blocked out of nowhere and sit there and stress about what you did wrong this time. It's not a good feeling, especially when it comes to someone like myself who always expects to be yelled at or receive disappointed remarks for not doing things right.
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