Sunday Digest: Why is it the 6th already?

I have the hardest time keeping track of… well, time. Oh, well, happy August everyone. Didn’t get a Anubai chapter done this week, sorry. Did post a bit of possibly meaningful background data on Friday, so check that out if you’re interested.

Next week, there’s a 60% chance of a new Anubai chapter, a 35% chance of something different that’s been bugging my brain, and a 15% chance I won’t accomplish anything because I started playing Atelier Sophie again. Yes, that’s 110%. Come at me, bro. 😛

Speaking of Atelier Sophie, I was deciding whether or not to start from the beginning again, or pick up where I left off. So I checked the time played on each save. On my oldest save, on 11/28, I had about 8 hours of play time. On my latest save, 12/6, I had about 56 hours. In other words, I played nearly forty hours in a week. That must have been a good week… ^^;

In the end, I started over. Sure, that’s 56 hours down the drain, but I don’t remember any of it, so meh. 😉

In other news, I sold a large part of my book collection today. I can’t justify the space to keep them, but I was sad to see them go… ;_;

Oh well, I got some money for them, anyway. :\

Finally, here’s today’s train car:

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So, this is the “Plug Door Box Car – The plug door system closes with a final inward movement (similar to most van sliding doors) that seals the door flush with the interior of the box car to provide a much better seal than the sliding door box car.”

…Was that really the most interesting thing they could find to say about it? The doors on the model can’t even move. 😛

Anyway, I’m probably going to finish both the hopper car and the caboose for next week, so look forward to the finished train! 😀

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T.T

No chapter this week.

My wife got into a car accident. She’s ok. Our car isn’t. And we only have the one. 😭

Life has been a bit rough, lately. I mean, I know others have it worse, but money worries are money worries, you know? 😞

Sunday digest: Didn’t finish the chapter. :(

As title. Sorry, everyone, the very last part just isn’t coming together for me. I’m going to sleep on it, and finish up tomorrow. 😕

I did some models, though.

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The would be the Empire State Building on the left, the CN Tower on the right, and a CH-47 Chinook in the center. The Chinook in particular I’m happy with, it turned out well. As for the towers… well, if you look closely at the top of the ESB, you might see the bit where I had to glue the damn thing together after it suffered a catastrophic failure. Oh, and the second to last step for the CN Tower was more or less impossible to actually complete, unless you happen to be Ant-Man… 😥

Anyway, I’ve finally began work on my “secret” model, and I am pumped! I just hope I don’t blow it, it’s the most complicated model I’ve attempted so far (with the possible exception of the CAT dozer). 😅

Have a good week, everyone, and I’ll have chapter 6 of the Anubai Hero ready for you soon! 😉

Thought exercise: Remaking a game

So, I’ve got a hypothetical question for y’all: if you could remake an old game, without worrying about things like budget, or permissions, etc., what would it be?

In my case, I would love to see a remake of Wild Arms 3. For those unfamiliar with the Wild Arms games (you heathens 😛 ), they were a series of Western-themed JRPGs from the early Playstation era; WA3 was the first for the PS2. By the way, when I say “Western-themed” I mean “Wild West-themed”; gun-toting protagonists drifting through a desert wasteland, surviving from day to day, and trying to prevent the inevitable decay of the world. OK, that last point isn’t a traditional Western trope, but Wild Arms also has deep Sci-fi roots as well, beneath the surface fantasy stuff, so it fits really well, somehow. Oh, and the fusion produced some absolutely wonderful BGM. So there’s that. 😀

By the way, I assume that if you haven’t played the game, you’re not going to, so beware of unmarked spoilers. (On the other hand, I just checked, and its available on PSN for PS4, for 15 bucks. I suddenly have 100% more motivation to get my PS4 registered to my account.) 😉 Continue reading

Day 28

So. First order of business: insomnia sucks. I literally did not sleep yesterday night. I am now extraordinarily tired. So there’s that.

Second. I spent a lot of time thinking about in what direction to take this story next. I think I got some good ideas, supported by stuff I had written before — but I didn’t actually do much writing. So I’m going to have to work hard tomorrow.

Third. I’m really, really tired. Oyasumi.

ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz…

Total Words: 45723 (389 today. Why did I even bother…?)

Words left: 4277

On par: -953 (Oh yeah. This is why I bothered…)

Excerpt:

On the fourth floor, in the small room she had been assigned to when she first arrived in Reclamation Kingdom’s Capital, Aya Firewheel lay curled up on her bed. Her emotions were a chaotic mess of guilt, hate, fear, and generous amounts of self-loathing. Because of her, Mary Lionstar, her mentor, surregate mother, and friend, had her magic sealed away by the power of the king of this godforsaken Kingdom. She should never have agreed to let Briar Sevon come here, it was all her fault … her thoughts circled around and around, giving her no relief.

After ascertaining that she hadn’t been hurt, the vice store leader, a man by the name of Firedeep, had ordered Aya to stay in her room, basically under house arrest, until Roger Bladefang returned. Aya had gone willingly; she couldn’t stand seeing the lost and forsaken look on Mary’s face. Along with protecting Maledicta, Aya was supposed to defend the people and interests of the Foursquare Cartel. Instead, she had brought them calamity, and the involuntary betrayal burned in her mind.

On top of everything else, she had a splitting headache. She felt weirdly grateful to it, actually; it was distracting her from her guilt.

I ain’t dead

Yeah. I’m not dead. Neither is the site. But I haven’t written anything in a while. Just haven’t been in the mood. It’s not because of A Game of Thrones

It’s mostly not because of A Game of Thrones. But I’ve spent the last couple weeks just reading a whole bunch of translated novels, and spinning out various scenarios inside my head. Sadly, none of this has been written down, so it’s been mostly wasted effort…

Anyway, I notice that people keep hitting my site here, and I wanted to assure anyone interested that I do plan to keep doing my read-thru of AGoT. Due to changes in my schedule, I’m not sure a Wednesday release date will work for me anymore, though. I’m not sure what would be better, but I’ll be resuming soon. I promise. Thanks for reading.

-Dan