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  1. Esper
    2 Weeks Ago 10:08 AM
    Esper
    Ugh. Why am I reading this when I'm hungry again? I'm going to have to get something for lunch now. Or maybe dinner. I dunno. I think I'd like living in a place like where you do. Quiet. That's what I want. My place where I live is pretty quiet but sometimes the neighbors I share a wall with play music loud on the weekends and there are some high school kids who like to smoke pot outside and be kinda loud and that's annoying.

    Yeah, human nature. Such a dangerous thing. I'm still waiting to get my robot body so I can transplant my brain into it and not deal with all that hoopla.
  2. Overlord Drakow
    2 Weeks Ago 02:14 PM
    Overlord Drakow
    It was the chimichangas we had. Yeah they seem pretty cool, invited them over this evening as one of them used to play the piano. It was a nice evening but I think next week I'll naturally want to revert back to my more usual weekly routine. A creature of habit that I am.

    The majority of my neighbours are the elderly as I live in an area where the flats are owned by the council. They are nice and quiet which is what I want really so it's a pretty good deal I think.

    I believe it's a survival instinct. We're still programmed to want to reproduce to preserve humankind - but this instinct was honed back in time when our race was scarce. This is not the case in the current day and age but those old instincts still live on.
  3. Esper
    2 Weeks Ago 03:08 PM
    Esper
    Ah, you had to mention Mexican food. Now I'm hungry. Was it quesadillas you had, maybe, or chimichangas? Sounds like you have nice neighbors.

    I just don't get why some people love kids. It's gotta be a chemical thing in the brain. Someone I know said that she never wanted kids until one day out of the blue she was like "I want kids now, lots of kids". Scary thought. Betrayed by your own mind.
  4. Overlord Drakow
    2 Weeks Ago 02:29 PM
    Overlord Drakow
    I can't play impromptu V__V

    But yeah I'm not a great big fan of looking after kids either, or kids in general. I don't plan on having any kids, world is overpopulated as is anyway. I sometimes teach the kids class in karate and that can be draining / stressful to do, depending on how bad the kids are.

    The neighbours I met over the weekend invited me and my best mate over for dinner on the Tuesday, had a pretty good time, much better than Saturday. She cooked some Mexican burrito things with melted cheese and chicken.
  5. Esper
    3 Weeks Ago 11:00 AM
    Esper
    I was stuck almost all Sunday as an impromptu babysitter because some friends of mine, who are great, but terrible at making a plan and keeping to it, had their kids with them and, yeah, long story short I don't really like kids and it's so taxing having to deal with them. Nothing like coming into work on Monday and already feeling tired from your day off. (b'')b

    And those woods are mostly private property so there are fences and things. It looks like it's out in the middle of nowhere, but there actually a town just a few hundred feet inland. Somewhere along the river there are places you can get up into the woods, but I don't know where exactly.
  6. Overlord Drakow
    3 Weeks Ago 09:50 AM
    Overlord Drakow
    Looks very nice. Did you check out the woodland area as well?

    I actually wore my karate trousers and a white sports jumper when I last played - I haven't played cricket in years myself but when I used to play for a club, I had the full kit.

    My weekend was alright, finally got round to meeting the majority of my neighbours - even invited these two dutch ladies to my place but my god, I got so bored. I had my best friend with me and the three of them were talking for hours - like five hours of flowing conversation. I was sitting at the couch talking for a bit at times and such but geeeez my introverted mind cannot handle these sorts of situations very well. I would have much rather have played my PS3, surfed the web or whatever. Oh well, they were nice and stuff so that was cool and all.
  7. Esper
    3 Weeks Ago 01:37 PM
    Esper
    Before yesterday I don't think I went swimming for a few years. I used to do it a lot when I was a kid but now, I dunno, it hasn't been as appealing. But I did like the place I went to. I'll probably go back.

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    That's the place, btw. It wasn't so crowded when I went there though, which was great.

    And cricket? Do you wear one of those cream colored sweaters or whatever when you play?
  8. Overlord Drakow
    3 Weeks Ago 12:40 PM
    Overlord Drakow
    With my martial arts, it works the whole body but when I do something different, like play cricket or attempt an obsticle course, i.e work my body in different ways using muscles I don't use as much, I get really sore.

    We had this company day out doing a bunch of challenges and I got a tan. I was amazed because I didn't think I could really get one but yeah, I have a nice dark brown with a tint of red skin. Slightly demonic I think.

    How often do you go swimming? I took lessons as a kid but haven't really swam in years now. There's a canal near where I live and I know some people do go swimming along it, maybe I should give it a shot, though you'd have to be careful of passing by boats.
  9. Esper
    3 Weeks Ago 04:46 PM
    Esper
    I haven't had a chance to play Mario Kart yet. I hear it's fun. One of my friends who has it started a new job and I never see him anymore. :( Oh, well. Such is life.

    I took a trip up to a river beach today, spent about two hours swimming and now my core muscles are all sore. I don't really work out those at all. Got a little bit sunburned, too. But it was nice swimming in calm, fresh water instead of trying to swim in the ocean like I would do otherwise. Or a public pool. Ick. Children. Urine. Ick.
  10. Overlord Drakow
    3 Weeks Ago 02:35 PM
    Overlord Drakow
    At my university it was compulsory to do one but the year after I graduated, they made it optional and one could choose to do several mini projects instead.

    I can relate, I exercise my creativity through music rather than writing these days though. I used to do a lot of role playing online and I think it improved my written communication skills quite a bit. I remember getting the highest score in one of my university classes for this essay we had to write.

    Haha, being of South Asian decent puts me at greater risk of heart disease. You don't get more South Asian than Sri Lanka where my heritage resides. I abstain from alcohol but I'm going to try in taking a small amount once or twice a week because they say in small moderation, it can do the body good.

    I only have a PS3 but Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U would be good. One of my neighbours has one so I might be able to play it on his or something.
  11. Esper
    3 Weeks Ago 12:49 PM
    Esper
    Ick. Thesis. I somehow was able to get through college without doing one. I'm not entirely sure how. At the time I don't think I could have done one so props to you. And me, publish? Maybe self-publish, but that's a faraway thought. I do it because I need to do creative things to stay mentally healthy. And physical health? Yeah, you don't want my genes. Cholesterol I don't have, but heart disease I do. Or will, rather. Probably. I have a history of it in the family. Also alcoholism. ~Fun topics~

    I don't play much with my games anymore, except I got a Wii U and Splatoon and that's been fun.
  12. Overlord Drakow
    3 Weeks Ago 02:54 AM
    Overlord Drakow
    50,000 words is a hell of a lot - the most I've ever written is ~15,000 and that was for my university dissertation / thesis. But then when you say that only amounts to 100 pages, yeah it doesn't seem that much. You have any intention of publishing your work once it's finished?

    Can I have some of whatever it is that keeps you healthy? Haha, my cholesterol is my one weak point when it comes to my health at the moment.

    Do you still play your PS3 at all - I remember you saying you purchased one.
  13. Esper
    4 Weeks Ago 09:30 AM
    Esper
    Not a wi-fi hand then? Ugh, responsibilities. I could do with fewer of them.

    I have dozens of half-finished things I've written on a lot of different ideas and topics, but I've hunkered down to focus on one of them, a novel-length scifi story which I feel like I'm maybe halfway done with. Or not? Length is hard to measure, but I've already passed the National Novel Writing Month suggested length of 50,000 words. That's not a very long novel though. Like, maybe 100 pages when your average published book might be twice that or more.

    High cholesterol is something I haven't had to worry about yet, but I'm trying to be preemptive and not have it become a problem. Luckily I've got something in me that gives me healthy blood pressure and all-around good physical health so it's been a bit of an easy ride for a while compared to what other people have to put up with. Just gotta get my weight under control now.
  14. Overlord Drakow
    4 Weeks Ago 02:18 PM
    Overlord Drakow


    So like this then? It's meant to be a sign wave -> sin wave -> analog signal

    It's a place I have to myself, though I do have a second bedroom which is currently being used as a guest room. The potential is there for it to be rented out to another occupant in the future but to be honest Scarfy, I really do just like the freedom of having my own space. I'm not that outgoing of a person so I spend a lot of time at home, and I'm also cooking meals pretty much every day so I use the facilities a lot as well. My mother has given me a lot of furniture and so I'm still in the process of trying to piece it all together so each room looks complete. Maybe I'll take some photos and show you some time. The freedom is amazing, the responsibility not so much. Lots of paperwork and phone calls to make to different companies and such.

    I'm glad things are going well for you. I was planning on hitting up Japan this year but then Australia came along, so I think I'll visit Japan next year. Visit the head dojo and get some training done and stuff, should be really good.

    What are you currently writing / what kind of stuff do you tend to write about? I may have asked in the past but admittedly if I did, I have forgotten.

    It's good you're looking after your health, as I am too. I took this health test for free at my company and I'm fighting fit except that I have high cholesterol (47 beats per minute, ~21 BMI etc. The physiotherapist couldn't believe it, I reckon it's due to hereditary reasons I have the high cholesterol but nevertheless, dietary changes have been made to combat it. I primarily eat oily fish now (mackerel) instead of chicken and I've included avocados into my diet also. Moving out has helped a lot because in the past I was never able to use the kitchen much because my mum didn't like it. But now I even home make soup and take that into work instead of buying it canned. I have a blender as well so I'm going to try making some fruit smoothies / milkshakes instead of buying them (good source of protein which I need and I have some degree of lactose intolerance so drinking raw milk causes flatulence, hence milkshakes).

    Whoops, I got a bit carried away >_<'
  15. Esper
    4 Weeks Ago 12:30 PM
    Esper
    Hey, hey. Sounds like you're doing well with your place and your activities. Is it a place you have to yourself or are there roommates? (flatmates?) It's great to have some space to yourself, isn't it? I'm a total nester in that when I have a room to myself it becomes my own little castle and everything is put together very purposefully.

    But I digress. I'm doing well. Job is blah, but it gets me money and I went to Scotland last year, going to Japan again this year. Thank goodness I'm frugal (and my landlords either don't know or don't care what they could charge) or I'd never afford this.

    I guess I just wanted to get into a new space. I cut a lot of things out of my day-to-day like visiting websites so I could focus more on other things like my writing and my health. Felt I needed to be less digital, more analog.

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