Yeah, that too it's pretty uncanny, but wicked nonetheless.
MOCKS ARE FECKING OVER. Yes!! And no homework for this weekend. I still don't really feel like going to school on Monday, though- I'm used to having major tests the last week of the term, ergo going back to school right after will feel really weird. I'll go in Monday and be all -.- lol.
Yeah, me too. I'm always eating. After a night out, I'd get home at maybe 1.30 and put on a pizza. And devour it myself, haha.
Oh, yeah, France is generally expensive for relatively mediocre food [/wordage]. I... Remember not buying much, specifically because of that:D
Ah, croissants. I love them, but the ones we got for breakfast in France were... Hard. :/ Nuff said, eh?
DisneyLand was brilliant, did you think? For me it was like this strange place that came from the imagination of a 6 year old, what with the pink castle and all x3. I loved the rides. I remember Space Mountain. I dunno, I think I spaced out or something while I was on it, as I'd only recollection of about 15 seconds of it (I mean, I remembered all the massive smoke/launch thing where you heard the countdown, but once the lights started going mad I just remember a few seconds of it. Strange, but it was still fun as hell).
Oh yeah, I have a job for you, if you're up for it? Could you do overworlds of the HGSS Gold/Male hero sprite? I actually gave OW spriting a go yesterday, and... It left me totally perplexed how ugly I could make a tiny person :/ I mean spriting in general was my original specialty in anything related to hacking, and I've even been doing decent tiles recently (trees, Pokemon Centres, etc), but I suck at OWs, lol.
Anyway, that's annoying, bout your ear. I hate when it's something like that- it's really irritating but you still can't do much about it. Like a bad toothache or something (they're freakin AWFUL..). I didn't know they could get infected by not popping, though. Lol, I remember when we went on the plane, a lad in my class (a bit feckless, to be honest) was convinced he'd go permanently deaf if he wasn't constantly chewing gum. Watching him try to throw away the old piece whilst getting a new one was hilarious, lol. So did you have much craic in the rooms there? At one stage, there were about 5 boys and 6 girls in my room. We played dares, haha '. Then again, that was second year, so I suppose ye were more mature and talked and such, as I would nowadays?? (eek, I still feel awkward, ha).
Oh, by the way, for the hack, when you're the pseudo rival (ie, when the player is a girl), what kind of Pokemon do you like? Bear in mind, though- the rivals of the official games usually follow a theme thing- the starter that's strong against the player, the main Flying type of the region (Green has Pigeot in FRLG, Barry has Staraptor in DPPt, etc), and a Pokemon that's weak against the Player's starter. So leave those to me. But that leaves three slots for whatever you want, so... Go:D they can be from any region, too- but no Legendaries (of course), or other starters, please
I know right. It's really weird. :o Not to mention, we both like Pokémon enough to join this forum. And we figured all that out from over the internet. Strange. o.O
I know right. xD Aww man, I hate when that happens. You feel deaf at first and then the weird ringing noises kick in. Thanks, lol. I'm sure it will. It's definately improving anyway.
Lol, that sounds like something I'd do. xD I'm always at the chipper. I always get large everything as well, and eat the rest of everyone elses food after, lol. I had to go straight home afterwards because my mam was late for work. I just went home and ate twelve waffles, lol. We had absolutely nothing to eat. I swear nobody buys food unless I complain its gone. My sister made me pancakes then because I got her stuff in Disneyland. xD I got along with everyone in my family for one day which was awesome. :3
Yeah, I don't know how the French survive. I mean, they're surrounded by McDonalds. I saw at least 30 different ones while I there. Seriously. :O But then, they give you nothing to eat. I almost starved. It's dead expensive too.
Oh, Disneyland! That sounds awesome. That reminds me though, I didn't get to eat anything that day because I got sick. xD For breakfast, me and some other guy got these croissants. There were only four there and we were early for breakfast so we got two each. They made us both sick. I couldn't eat for the rest of that day. I was perfect again after I got sick though. xD I still went on Space Mountain and all the awesome stuff. I was afraid to eat after that. I skipped breakfast the next morning, hence the twelve waffles. xP Wow, three paragraphs about food, one of those about getting sick. I think it's time to move on, lol.
Aww, sure twenty minutes is a long time. I'd actually be surprised if I finished an English exam. I've only ever done it once and it wasn't in the Junior Cert. I'm sure your story will still go pretty well. If you're a good writer, they'll see it even if you don't have a proper ending. At least everything else went well.
Ooh, I'd hate the Design exam. I'm a language person though so I'd find German alright. I get high Bs and low As without doing work for most languages. Well, that was for the Junior Cert and in TY. The Leaving Cert's probably a hell of a lot worse. I'd say I'd be okay though. I actually found a difference between us! You're good at short stories and I'm not. Mine are always terrible. I always manage to include a haunted house. xD You can't get much more pathetic than that. My endings never make sense either and I always have too many characters. xD Anyway, that's the way to go. Save the worrying the Leaving Cert.
Thanks, lol. The other one was really old and there was so much wrong with it. The and everything looked terrible. I prefer the new one by a mile. Nah, I think the ear's a little weird-looking. I'll get over it though. xP It's not very noticable.
Oh, that sounds savage. I really like the way it's looking. I haven't actually read it, but I've heard a bit about it. It sounds interesting. I might have a look for it. Haha, nice. I'm really looking forward to it. That's a really cool idea. :3 It sounds great. That'll be great, having them in the game. Kanto holders are indeed epic. ;D
Aw, you're so lucky. I'd kill for some more snow here. It looks awesome. It's still pretty cool to have some, even if you can't do much with it.
Nope, no ear drops, lol. I had them before and hated them. They stung like hell. I'm on some weird antibiotic thing. I don't know what it is, but something's working because I ears are slowly getting better. Yeah, it's painful at times. Sometimes it kicks in and sometimes I wouldn't even notice. It was killing me last night and I didn't have a clue what to do. It died down after a while though. The worse was Sunday night. I got no sleep all night. It hasn't been so bad really since that. It's really annoying when my ears keep popping, but they don't go normal ever. They get a bit better, then worse. It's not annoying me too much now though.
Jesus Christ, we have way too much in common:D we're the same age (roughly) the same height (from when you told me ages ago, that's how I know), we're Irish, we have the same colour hair, and recently we've both had ear problems.
This is so cool! Lol. I was at a gig last thursday, I spent too long beside the speakers and my ears were sore and ringing til yesterday. Not as bad as an infection, though, I hope that gets better for you
Oh god, I remember the food in France. I came home starving, as soon as dad picked me up we went to the chippers and I got two hot dogs and a large garlic chips. The food in France is really sparse, everything is tiny and they give you eff all. Although I remember I got a foot-long hotdog in DisneyLand... Mm...
Right! Enough of this food talk!
I ran out of time for the English. I wrote a pretty good story but didn't get in a proper conclusion, so it's... Well it's not even like a cliffhanger or anything. Totally unfinished. Mind you, we had twenty minutes less than we would in the actual exam, so if I had that, I would have finished no bother. I had to shorten two paragraphs to one line, so.. Yeah. But other than that I was fairly happy with my work. Design and German tomorrow, they're both gonna be terrible, but I don't really care about German, so.. Bleah. I definately wont fail anything, I've convinced myself that much. I just wont do very well in everything. But sure feck it, that's what the real Leaving's for:D
That picture is wicked, I like the new stance you gave him. The ear is fine, lol
Anyway, yeah, you 3 are in it. As well as a few of the other Pokedex holders-
do you know anything about the Pokemon Special Adventure manga, no? The Pokedex Holders are basically the man characters of the games- ie, Red, Blue, Green, Gold, Silver, Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald/Wally (two separate characters, though Wally isn't really a Dex Holder), Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. My game is like a custom-gen 5, if you will, with more of a focus on "the bigger picture". If I can, I'll make a trilogy, and the third one will be my "conclusion" to the Pokemon franchise. Lol, joking. Anyway, to make sense of that babble, you 3 are new Poledex Holders. Later in the game you'll meet a few of the others.. ie, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and probably the Sinnoh ones. I'm saving the Kanto holders for a really special occasion, because they're epic.
Ok, I guess the snow question wasn't totally random, as it was snowing here yesterday. A really light coat of it, but.. Snow, nonetheless:D
So, do you have to take ear drops or something? I'd say an ear infection is fairly painful, yeah?
Awesome. Well, I have a lot more time now. I'll try to be quicker with my replies. You can take your time. I know you have a lot to stress over.
Heh, lucky you. That sounds awesome. We only got to pass through it on the bus. D: Ours was in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by three McDonalds' and a scary looking Chinese-Japanese restaurant. Everyone around us was either Chinese or Japanese. The restaurants were disgusting. They looked like they hadn't been cleaned since they opened. We went to all three. The ones in the inner city were way better, although their large chips were still tiny. Haha, they actually were terrible. Haha, good idea with the soap. Wish I'd thought of that. We just threw them in the bin because they were taking up too much space and we kept getting more. D:
Wow, I can't imagine myself doing mocks right now. I'm sure you'll do great. I haven't been at school yet. I have an ear infection from the plane. My ears wouldn't pop so now they're all messed up. I have a load of free time though so its not all bad. They sound bad. I'm sure you'll be fine though. Usually when I think I failed or got a D in something, I get an A or a B. I think the same happens with a lot of people. It's even better when everyone feels the same about the exam. Anyway, they're only the mocks. It's not the end of the world. That's in June. :3 Well, good luck with your English paper. It'll be grand.
Oh right, yeah. xP I get it now. I've had to do something a bit like that before. Yours sounds a little more complicated though. Portfolio... eww. My school's like the only school in my town who hasn't done one of them in TY yet. I'm sure we were supposed to, but nobody bothered. xD Best of luck with your project too. You'll be able to relax again on Friday. You'll feel better once they're over.
Haha, alright so. xD Ah, I see. Lol, sounds good. That could work. I re-drew my character yesterday (too much time on my hands). The other one had too many problems with it. This one's still not perfect, but it's better. The ear looks a bit strange, but I'll live with it. :3
Alright then. Have you fully decided on the characters roles? Who's going to be in the game again? Me, Sav, Kai and possibly you? Awesome. That sounds cool. I can't wait to see them.
Lol, sure. That'd be perfect. Just let me know exactly who and what you need. I'd be happy to help with whatever. Just throw whatever you need done at me. I've got a lot of free time for the next while.
Oh, savage. It sounds interesting. I can't to see it in the game. :3 I'd say it'll be awesome. :3 Lol, this is like waiting for an official Pokémon game. I can't wait. Oh, no problem. Take your time. When you're ready, you're ready. I'm not going anywhere. xD
Just two more days and they'll be over. Nah, we haven't seen snow since January 10th (according to my pictures). How about you? I'd love to see snow again. There was a small bit in Paris. Not enough to make a snowman or anything though.
Andrew, how's it goin! I completely forgot you were going to France (you actually told me a few weeks ago, I think). No worries at all, man, that's a perfect reason to be late to respond:D
Yeah, when we went to France our hotel was in the dodgy, dirty part of Paris (*cough-RED-LIGHT-DISTRICT*). We stayed in this crap hotel called New Hotel. Sounds a bit like yours- three beds crammed into tiny rooms with literally no space in between them. They weren't fold out, though this was back in '07 or something. We made the best of things and threw the free soap bars at passing Mercedes and such
Well, I've actually been doing mocks this week, too, so thanks for the well-wishing. They started the Thursday before the midterm and will finish this Friday. They've been.. Alright, I suppose. Irish was grand, but the rest were average or awful. But everyone (literally- everyone) had the same reaction afterwards, so I'm not too worried, but still a bit disappointed. Hopefully the rest'll be better. English Paper 1 tomorrow, and short stories are my specialty so hopefully I'll be lucky:D
Jesus, no! Lol, you have to design one entirely through sketching and computer simulation. You design a 3D Model, but that's on the computer (you can just rotate and all. It.. It's a bit complicated to explain, but you'd definately understand. You just draw it in 2D and literally click a few buttons and it becomes 3D. But you have to make a portfolio and all, with all your research and stuff.. That was annoying, but I finally finished the whole project yesterday, sealed and ready to send to the Department. I would be relieved, but the mocks are still on...
Oh right, thanks I wont change it too much, though- however, you'll definately get a hat, lol. You know, it's like a baseball cap, but without the actual cap-part, just the peak? What do you think?
As for the colours, they're grand, I probably wont change them at all. I'm currently trying to sketch my concepts from yeer pictures. Then I can just do pixel overs and there I have my sprites:D
By the way... I've got a bit of an ask. When I have those sprites done, do you think you'd be able to make Overworlds out of them? There'd be a bit more to do- I mean you'd have to do all the running frames and stuff. Anyway, if you ever have time and feel like drawing on a 16x32 canvas for 2 hours, then let me know ;D
Yeah, I've got a pretty good idea for Deoxys. I'm making use of the fact that it has numerous forms- and will be making some new ones.
Deoxys Special Attack, Special Defence and HP Forms, here I come:D lol. I've actually worked out a stat system for all of them, and will be giving them second types and such. I know I said about a month and a half ago that I would PM the story to ye, but.. I haven't got to sit down for a good hour to get it clear for myself yet, so.. Yeah.
Anyway, I'm good. Once these mocks are over, I'll be delighted.
So, on a random note, was it snowing in your area today, by any chance?
Hey Eoin, sorry for the extremely late reply. At least you have a proper excuse. I suppose it's probably a bit late to wish you luck with your mocks now. :/ Still, I'm sure you did awesome. I've been in France for the past few days. Everything was great besides the hotel. xD We had fold-out beds that got caught in each other and no floor space. Lol, we were barely in the room though so it was grand.
Ah, I see. I suppose that would make a lot of sense. I still can't bring myself to trade in any games though. xD I'd consider the Ranger series and those other spin-offs but for some reason they always go missing shortly after I've completed them. xD
Wow, I'd be completely screwed if I had to come up with something on my own. My friends come up with all of our ideas and I'm sure they're already made at that. Do you actually have to make a prototype of the controller? o.O
Yep, that's it. Oh by the way, I forgot to tell you that I have no problems if you want to change my character's design around a bit. If you need to change colours or anything, feel free to. If you want to add a hat or something extra to the clothes, that's no problem either. :3 Mess around with it however you want so it fits in with everything else in the game. :D
Awesome. The game sounds better everytime you talk about it. It sounds really different from the kind of games I'm used to seeing. How's the story going? Do you have the whole thing planned out or are you still keeping your options open? I can't wait till you get some screenshots. :3 It'll be interesting to see how you include Deoxys in the story too. :3
I'm pretty good, thanks. How're you doing? :D No problem. I'm sorry that I took so long. I took double the amount of time you took. :/
Hi, man. Sorry for taking this long, stupid mocks and crap are really taking their toll. Well, I mean I start them on Thursday, but studying is killing me..
Anyway, I rarely sell my Pokemon games, only if I've got two versions of the same gen/region game (I had Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, but sold Diamond). And I seem to always sell back the Spinoff games (like Blue Rescue Team, and Ranger. But I got my official Manaphy from it first:D)
Anyway, that project seems pretty cool. I've to finish a Design project tomorrow, they're supposed to be ready and sent off by Friday and our teacher's wife had a baby last week, so we haven't been able to finish the computer part. I've to design a brand new console controller, and I'm this close to finishing it, but he's not even coming in. I mean I can understand, like, but... It's inconvenient...:D
That's cool, how you did the picture. It's basically a pixel-over so, but you actually drew the pic you pixeled-over
I suppose I could be a Red:D that would be cool. I'll see, I'm still thinking about certain aspects of the story and such (however there are some parts I'm certain of implementing. My region is as vast as Sinnoh, lol (well, no, but there are plenty of different scenic cities, I've got a seaside city, with Palm trees and all, and I've a snowy one, too- Even though Hoenn had no snow, there's data for snow- fall weather, which is nice.
Anyway, how're you keeping? Sorry again for being like a week late :/
Sorry I didn't reply. I was caught up in a stupid project for school. Yeah, I have enough for my SoulSilver game. That's not being spent on anything else no matter what. I'm not bored enough with any of my games to trade them in. I just restart them. :3
Ah, I see. I like that idea. You should have a double battle with them at some point in the game. That'd be awesome. :3 I agree, May was terrible. She is possibly the worst "rival" ever. She's more of a pseudo-rival, I suppose. I don't think it's possible to lose against her unless you're so badly underlevelled that you wouldn't beat a Level 10 Zigzagoon. I really like your idea of having two rivals and how they're involved in the game. You should do that. Lol, you've probably forgotten what to write in the PM now, considering the amount of time it took me to reply. You should put yourself in there somewhere. It would be awesome to have yourself in it somewhere. You could be like Red, except something else if that makes sense. You could make yourself be the Professor either. xD There's loads of things that you could be. xD Yeah, I don't like FireRed for anything other than the graphics. Emerald has so much more to play around with.
Thanks, lol. I drew it by hand. Then, I scanned it onto the computer. I went into MS Paint and converted it to a Monochrome Bitmap. I fixed up the lines and then converted it to a 24-bit Bitmap so I could colour it. When the colouring was done, I saved it as a PNG image. I opened it in GIMP and took out the background. It was easy enough. :3 I'm planning on fixing it up and giving me a better pose when I get the chance. I see. I'm not great with computer drawing stuff. I haven't had the time to practice. Thank you. Yeah, a palette change shouldn't be a problem. It doesn't really bother me. Haha, nice. xD Alright then. :3 I made a sprite for my character. It's in my album if you want to check in out. I just recoloured my old one with a few minor changes. I like the hair so I decided to leave it the way it was, besides the colour.
Awesome. I like that kind of music too. Wow, making music sounds cool. I'd love to try that. Have you made a lot of stuff yet?
Yep, it's fairly cool sometimes. We finished the programming part yesterday. Next week, we're starting on web design. I thought it was finished but apparently it's going on for ages. It's going to be on through the summer and they're inviting us back for another course next year. It's a free course as well which is quite strange. All you had to do was get a B in honours maths and they'd let you into the course. :/
Well, sometimes we have a lot to do. At the moment, we're supposed to create a product for something like the "Dragon's Den" that's going on in our town. It's really weird. We have a few other projects too. We organise a lot of stuff like coffee mornings. In class, we don't do much. It's fairly boring. In TY, we just sample subjects. We're doing everything this year and then we choose our final Leaving Cert subjects at Easter. It's fairly boring. We have a load of weird tests as well to see how smart we are or something. You get a percentage for everything. It's not how much you get right, it's how you did compared to the rest of the country, if that makes sense. Anyway, I got like 35% in Mechanical Reading. :/ I did fairly bad, lol. I got fairly high in everything else though. I got over 65% in the rest and I got in the top 1% for Abstract reading. I don't know when I'm ever going to use that, but hey! :D There I go again with my life story.
Lol, I need cash too. I have enough for HeartGold, though, so I'm not spending any of that, unless I can trade other games for it.
Well, my original idea was to have two Rivals, but the second Rival is the character the Player didn't choose, you know? Like it was originally in Emerald, you know? Although they made it like May was the main rival, even though she was awful. My hack will have the two Rivals equally involved- although one aims more to complete the Pokedex moreso than about battling, and vice versa. I should actually write that PM now, before I forget all this:D. I may put myself somewhere, so:D I love hacking Emerald. It's better than FireRed in so many ways. Excluding everything graphics-wise, of course thank god for tile insertion. And Overworld insertion. And sprite insertion. Hm..
Oh, yeah.. FRICKIN AWESOME. What did you use to draw that? It's very good. I'm a spriter but that means I'm limited to small images (Ow's are too small for me to make adequately, hence I asked for your help:D). That's wicked, though, you're definately in. It should fit fine, I guess. It depends a bit on what Sav wants her character to look like in that the Overworlds share the same Palette, but that can be easily changed... (don't think I've told her she's in the game yet, anyway. haha). The only problem I can think of would be the Reflection, that you see in the water.. But not to worry! I'll cross that bridge when I get to it, it's still relatively early days:D
I like a good few different styles of music, I like a bit of Rock, and love Dance. My favourite Dance music is Bounce/NRG (essentially, I love Donk, lol). I make music myself, I'm still learning a few tricks and such, but over the past year I like to think I've improved vastly
ah, computer programming course? Savage... I'd love to do one, I plan to study software design and Games Development when I go to college, a programming course would be handy, and interesting. Although I'd probably just download heaps of stuff, too :D
meh... So, do you actually have to do much school work in TY? Like, are there any compulsory subjects, or did ye get to pick a few, or.. How does it work, in your school?
Aww, I hate when that happens. It happened me at Christmas. They should have a warning that you're about to go over the limit if you view the next page. I do that fiver thing too. I'm going to start using by bank account to top-up. It's easier and I'm on the school bank team so I might as well. I got my debit card yesterday. I can't wait to actually use it. Now I just need to put money in my account first...
You should put yourself in it too. It would look cool to have yourself in there somewhere. That sounds cool. What was your original idea though? Were you going to have two rivals - a boy and a girl? That's a pretty awesome idea too. The problem with putting me and Sav as the main characters is that you mightn't like our sprites and they mightn't fit together, etc. I don't mind what you do, I'm just thrilled that you're actually putting me in it. :3 The character I always use looks like this:
I drew it a while ago so there's bit of it that I don't like but it's the general idea of what I usually look like.
Lol, yeah, I understand what you mean. I quit guitar lesson just before my Junior Cert. I've quit almost everything besides my computer programming course. I don't even understand what I'm doing in it, I usually just download stuff onto my memory stick or watch videos. In the summer, we're doing web design (which I've done in another course already), flash animation, movie making, editing and more. That's what I'm waiting for. We get to use epic Apple Computers. I really need to take up a few more things though, before I get any lazier.
Ah, the anime. Lol, well I watched enough of them. I wasn't that obsessed with it. I did watch enough to get the whole story and that though. I saw the movie the day it came out too so I could get a Pyramid of Light card. xD Wow, I can't believe I still remember that. Haha, I did that shoebox thing too. xD Those were the days...
Haha, that sounds awesome. I'll have to check it out. xD I'll write it down somewhere. I can't watch videos on my laptop at the moment for some reason. D: We're going to try to switch broadband packages soon though. I can't wait. Damn, I really want to watch that. I love parodies. Dora the Explorer: Halloween Special. HILARIOUS. xD
Hmm, well I like a bit of everything really. I'm probably closer to the second one. I'm not really into heavy metal and all the screaming, but I like most of the everything else. I like Rock, Dance and Pop the most. R&B is pretty good too. Rap depends on who it is and what the song is. I'll listen to almost anything. I like new songs, but I love old ones if you know what I mean. If I bought those NOW CDs, I'd like about 10 of the 42 songs on them. There are a lot of 90s songs that I love though. I actually don't know how to describe my taste in music. Bleh. Irrelevant questions are good. I've asked you enough of them. So what's your taste in music like?