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  1. PkMnTrainer Yellow
    September 13th, 2012 04:34 PM
    PkMnTrainer Yellow
    How often do I 'deal' with it? That really depends on the context. I tend to do a lot more work on that when I first take on a mentee, and that hasn't happened in a bit.
  2. machomuu
    September 13th, 2012 03:44 PM
    Just wondering, how often do you deal with mentoring? I mean, you have quite the hefty sum of students under your wing.
  3. machomuu
    September 10th, 2012 04:44 PM
    They're related, as your health improves, so will your muse, I can almost guarantee that. Your brain will work better and your thoughts will flow much more smoothly if you get more sleep. Heck, even if it only affects your health, that should be a good thing in and of itself. Granted, I know how you feel about that amount of sleep being exhausting, but your body will adjust. I'd say that you need at least 6 hours, and don't go pulling all-nighters on RP posts, it's bad for your health and for your RP quality. If I may suggest, try spreading out the time you roleplay more, maybe even starting a post and then finishing it at a later point, maybe even another day. Just don't drain yourself.

    Another thing, if you feel writer's block coming on, stop before it gets bad. It's not good that you torture yourself like that, do some sort of stretch or exercise or just take a nap. I know I've already said this several times, but not just me, but the PC RP community as a whole doesn't want you hurting yourself like this; you're a pretty valuable member after all. Pace yourself, relax, rest, and just stay safe.
  4. PkMnTrainer Yellow
    September 10th, 2012 07:04 AM
    PkMnTrainer Yellow

    I'm already playing tennis and arranging music and doing various other smaller things as hobbies though. D; I guess if I could find the perfect video game to occupy my mind for a bit each day. But I'm cursed with a competitive attitude and mental limitations that cripple my ability to effectively compete, so I kind of suspect there is no such thing out there for me.

    I also need something more active than watching TV, or my mind will fall asleep from lack of stimulation. I guess I could sleep, but somehow I don't think that's going to help my muse so much as it will help my health. Plus, oversleeping is really bad for you. If I switch to 8 hours of sleep it is going to be murder on my body, and I will feel exhausted already when I get up.
  5. machomuu
    September 9th, 2012 09:24 AM
    Just be careful, okay? I know you're having fun, but it's not good that you deprive yourself of sleep and the like for the sake of it. I really think that you should actually strive to find other hobbies that take up your time and actually force you to RP less. You may be very deeply invested in the RPs but they're not good for you, and as much as you love it, I really think that you should worry about yourself more than your hobby.

    Roleplay will always be here, and really, your muse can only recover from your cutting down, and in doing so, you'll start to find it to be more fun and you'd just be plain better at it; it's a sort of "you can have your cake and eat it, too" type of deal, it really only can help you. You don't need to stop, outright, but just find other things to take up other hobbies and sleep more. Do yoga, learn Japanese, take up biking, find a good show to get invested in, just something that you enjoy, not only would that improve your quality of life, but you could also bring your experiences back to roleplaying.

    But as I said, just be careful; try to balance out what's fun to you and what you need, no one wants you to deprive yourself for the sake of their roleplays, and even if you do enjoy them so much, just consider how this is affecting you.
  6. PkMnTrainer Yellow
    September 8th, 2012 07:52 AM
    PkMnTrainer Yellow
    Hahaha... that's sweet. I mean. I guess it's slightly more complex than what I've led you to believe. Sure my muse is really suffering, and my lack of sleep has really hurt me, but I guess I'm addicted. I love what I do, even when it's this hard. I'd find some other addiction to fill that space if it wasn't roleplaying, be it video games, socializing, or something or another.

    If my muse wasn't in such poor shape, I could make posts much quicker instead of staring at my screen for an hour or two until my writer's block fades. I'm just not quite sure how to fix that at the moment. Perhaps I am in too many roleplays, or perhaps I work too hard. But I'm very attached to the few I'm in.

    ...I guess I'm just really attached to the roleplays I'm currently in. I have no idea what or who I would drop. That's one hard choice. x_x
  7. machomuu
    September 8th, 2012 07:07 AM
    No one'll hold it against you, after all, it's for your own good. I have a sort of philosophy about hobbies, and it's that if your hobbies eventually become a chore, you should probably tone it down. In my case, I'm an avid gamer and review games and movies, but if I feel that what I'm doing is for some other sake than my own enrichment, I've done something wrong.

    And it's great that you do it for other's sake, but really, the one you should worry about most is Marin. You don't need to worry about the others because they'll be fine, there'll always be someone to take care of what you left behind, and in the past few months that I've been a roleplayer, I've seen quite a few competent members. Seriously, it's fine, take breaks, maybe drop out of a few, get some Co-GMs, you won't be hurting anyone; after all, you've already contributed so much in the way of guides and RPs. If less RPing means your overall life will improve and you will have more time to explore other interests, do other things you need to do, and allow you more sleep, then I say it's worth it.
  8. PkMnTrainer Yellow
    September 7th, 2012 09:25 PM
    PkMnTrainer Yellow
    It already has. o3o I've already injured myself twice, once over a lack of sleep and again over a lack of exercise. I've also slacked as far as school goes.

    I just... don't want to feel like I'm not making quality posts. x_x And I'm not sure about dropping out of any roleplays either. =/
  9. machomuu
    September 7th, 2012 08:52 PM
    Y'know, I've been thinking about it, and you should really cut down on your roleplaying. I know it's a hobby, but it's also an incredible workload in your case, and it could start affecting your health and educational/professional life negatively.
  10. PkMnTrainer Yellow
    August 27th, 2012 09:36 PM
    PkMnTrainer Yellow
    Roleplaying's pretty much my favorite hobby ever though. Still though. I find it terrifying that I could swear I remember posting it and yet it wasn't there the next day when someone asked me about it. I literally told them I posted and was shocked to find it wasn't there. I couldn't even go back to the history because I had no idea where in the world I lost it and a good 24-36 hours had passed.

    God. x_x;

    Regardless, thank you... ^^
  11. machomuu
    August 27th, 2012 05:27 PM
    I just read your last Fallout post and...don't overwork yourself. GMing 3 RPs and 17 characters is an incredible work load and, while I applaud the fact that you can keep up with all of that, I don't think it's worth it if it's taking a toll on you. Just be careful, okay?

    Oh, and another thing. If you go to the history and find the post you were making, it should restore your post with all of the text before the tab was closed. At least in my experience it does, and I've accidentally closed my posts several times in a bunch of different situations.
  12. PkMnTrainer Yellow
    August 2nd, 2012 07:39 PM
    PkMnTrainer Yellow
    Aaah, I see. I see.

    I have to wonder if Lucy herself will change. That's all up for debate, I suppose. She is a flexible character that is more a by-product of her situation than anything else.
  13. machomuu
    August 2nd, 2012 07:23 PM
    Ah my message didn't go through; well, here's what is was supposed to say:
    Well, she's a lot more indifferent to her actions and the feelings and emotions of various others, yet not completely stoic, and while maintaining that balance of sstoicism and humanity, her actions remain unpredictable, it certainly sets up the trail for a lot of unique events.

    Also, about the inspiration, it's not really the RPs fault. I have a backlog of movies to watch before the Summer's end (they're my main sources of inspiration), but I've exhausted all of the ones I currently own. I have more sources, but for various reasons I haven't used them.
    Also, I thought about having him struggle, but unlike Creed and his "partner" Kraus, he's a lot quicker to notice the futility in a situation, letting things happen without really trying to resolve them in various cases, this being one of them. Granted, in life or death situations, he usually doesn't need to act because Creed always comes out due to his weak-willed nature, but that'll change in time.
  14. PkMnTrainer Yellow
    August 2nd, 2012 06:35 PM
    PkMnTrainer Yellow
    Oh my, not even a little struggle? How unexpected.
  15. PkMnTrainer Yellow
    August 2nd, 2012 05:36 PM
    PkMnTrainer Yellow
    Teehee--Akio's character, Amethyst, had a fear that pokespirit wielders would eat her, as she'd heard of cannibalism. He was really lacking on the inspiration too, so that's why I went out of my way to go ahead and post and try to make it interesting.

    I'll be throwing some other little... situations at the group as they travel.

    Alas, it's not completely your fault Machomuu. It is everyone's responsibility to entertain eachother, and I want to make sure your muse is stimulated.

    If you want, we could discuss stuff, perhaps plan stuff. Anything that would help you out. As you've probably noticed the active users are a small number right now. This gives me the freedom to put much more effort into those that /are/ active without overextending myself

    Regardless, unique?~ Oh now I'm tempted to ask you why, what's unique about her, and whether it's a good thing!

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