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  1. Cutlerine
    May 11th, 2013 11:43 AM
    Cutlerine
    Hi there! Thought we'd lost you to the real world there. It gets you with its hook teeth and doesn't let go, like some kind of dragonfly nymph/leech hybrid.

    The conversation isn't lost. I mean, I don't remember what it was about, but conversations are like phoenixes; they rise up again after their deaths without apparent effort, especially online conversations, which are exceptionally easy to restart for some reason. Presumably because a good deal of the social awkwardness is removed by anonymity.

    Spring is a good season, yes: summer is far too sticky. It's spring here now, after what seems like endless light snow and heavy rain, and it's a welcome relief. We've had a long and unusually wet winter, and it had started to weigh on people's spirits a little, I think.

    And ah! I know that problem. I know it so well. I haven't run into it for a long time, though - for which I'm very thankful. At the moment, I'm writing one long fanfiction, one text-based-adventure-game story and one novel all at once, so I'm too busy writing to think of actually reading any of what I write - life has almost become one long scramble from one set of words to the next, furiously knitting together plots like a manic Norn. It's a curious feeling, and I'm not sure I'll ever want to repeat it; one at a time after this is over, I think.

    F.A.B.

  2. Maced
    March 2nd, 2013 08:11 PM
    Maced
    Yo what's good man?

  3. Cutlerine
    January 4th, 2013 02:52 AM
    Cutlerine
    Season! I meant season. Definitely season. Season like seasoning.

    "Here's your meal, sir, and would you like any seasonings with that? Black pepper, a touch of autumn?"

    "Do you have any summer?"

    "Yes, sir. Of course."

    *twisting the pepperpot full of granulated summer*

    "That'll do just fine, thanks."

    "All right, sir. Bon appétit."

    Uh... Where was I? Oh yeah. The Internet... well, it was waiting for me like the slightly psychopathic spouse waiting in a darkened dining-room with a cold roast dinner and burned-out candles when you get back late at night. That is to say, nominally welcomingly, but with strong overtones of menace. I got the feeling that if I let myself go a month without going online again I might get shanked in a back alley next time I go out. I'm pretty sure we don't need a military supercomputer to develop worrying artificial intelligence; the Internet's probably been sentient for a while now, and it's just screwing around with us. Until we leave it. And then it dispatches a kill squad.

    I see... With me, video gaming is more of a "And exactly how stupidly does this game let me achieve my goals?" type of thing. If a game requires me to kill a giant monster by poisoning its food source, stating that there is no other way to kill it, I'd rather lay my entire stock of landmines on its nest and wait for it to feel sleepy; if a game allows me to create grenades that heal you, I'd rather not use them to heal other players but to blast myself into the sky with the aim of jumping across the map like a huge, rocket-propelled rabbit. I think the last thing I did in a video game was see whether or not I could build a plane in KSP that looked exactly like a dolphin wearing a jetpack while still being perfectly airworthy. (As it turns out, I could not. Stupid laws of physics.)

    I never meant that the peach should be given to a child. It's more a personal preference of mine to go to bed with a big, juicy armful of dripping soft peaches.

    Wait, no it isn't. That sounds utterly, utterly horrible.

    Um... getting back to the seasons, I like autumn because it's cool and colourful, and spring for much the same reason, although spring's colours are a little more monotonous, being mainly green punctuated by occasional bursts of floral extravagance. Summer is all very well - I like it because it makes my best friend happy, since she comes from Taiwan and frankly finds the dreary skies here depressing - but the visual artist in me screams out for the glorious colours of autumn. When you can see any of them through the mud.

    F.A.B.

  4. Cutlerine
    December 28th, 2012 06:56 AM
    Cutlerine
    Whoa. I almost forgot the Internet existed. How's that for being suckered into real life for a month? The lights here... they're so bright... I can only stand the dark of a Northern European winter now. The glow of the computer screen burns me...

    Gwauh. I've completely lost where I was in this conversation, after all that. Let's see... oh, yes. Thinking too much and looking at things too closely. I've never had the problem where I can't enjoy something because I'm looking at it too much. I mean, if I watch a film or a TV show, I continually talk to it (mostly arguing with it, I have to admit, but it's so easy to beat an opponent who can't argue back) but I never actually look deeply into it while I'm doing it. The same goes for books and video games. I'll read them or play them, enjoy myself and lose myself in the world within (unless I'm reading something by Hardy, in which case I will take frequent breaks to prevent myself becoming too depressed) and only start thinking about them like that afterwards, when I'm discussing them with a friend or trying to pull apart their universe so I can rebuild it into fanfiction.

    I wouldn't throw apples at a wall; there are too many apple trees in my garden for me to ever enjoy the smell of smashed apple ever again. Autumn here is hell. The apples fall, the rain rots them and the grass grows far too fast; the rotting apples have to be picked up and disposed of before the grass can be cut; the apples fall again... Gah. If it weren't for that, autumn would outclass spring as my favourite month.

    No, I'd throw peaches. A good soft fruit. Too soft to take around in public, unfortunately, but wickedly sweet, and with a comforting fuzzy skin that means that they make excellent substitutes for soft toys.

    F.A.B.

  5. Kotowari
    December 15th, 2012 02:24 PM
    Kotowari
    Uhg, I can't say I'm looking forward to anything post July 2013. Normally I should graduate at the end of June, but I have no idea what I'm going to do after that. =/ For starters, I don't have a clear idea about what I want and second, I don't really know what a geologist can do. =/ I'm not the only one, though... About 90% of my class doesn't know what to do once they finish their thesis. I'm just wishing that things will turn out alright. It's kind of scary.

    That's true, that's true. But I guess it's the same with any kind of art, though. Drawing (Professional Artists vs occasional doodlers), sports (pros vs occasionals..)... if that makes sense?

    Exactly. The Pokémon world gets so much more depth.. and the legends actually become legends (instead of just a Pokémon you have to catch).

    Sorry for my late reply, btw... I kind of vanished from PC for the past few months/weeks.

  6. Volcanix769
    November 28th, 2012 05:16 PM
    Volcanix769
    Hey, what did you think of Chapter 4? I did know that I didn't put enough explanation or enough details on it, but did you find it good however......

  7. chaoticlapras
    November 26th, 2012 01:03 PM
    chaoticlapras
    Posted an edit on my fic... What do you think?

  8. Cutlerine
    November 26th, 2012 11:32 AM
    Cutlerine
    Hmm... I would like to try sea cucumber one day, much as I would like to try a lot of things. Perhaps it will happen if I give it time; perhaps not. I am the most amateur of gourmands, and I have much to learn.

    Janus always struck me as the most bizarre sort of name for a Youngster, being the name of the Roman god of beginnings and transitions, the two-faced deity who looks both before and behind; I get that he marks the start of Join Avenue (hence the name), but it still seems strange that he's a Youngster. I can't help but wonder who on earth names their child Janus; I'd be able to accept the name better if he was forty or fifty years older and I didn't have to ponder that problem.

    Perhaps I think too much about these things. I'm told I often do. Then again, that's the root of the Gothitelle idea you liked so much, and indeed of all my fanfiction: thinking far too much about what the surface of a game implies might have happened. The beauty of it is that everyone does that differently, and hence two or three people thinking too much about Join Avenue (for instance) at the same time can come up with the Gothitelle Room idea, a theory about Nimbasa City actually having been moved half a mile north into the forest around the Entralink, and the roads east and west of it being carefully and gently curved to disguise the shift, and a troubling insight into how exactly a young child can be expected to run a large shopping precinct. Then, if those three people toss those ideas back and forth, some really exciting stuff starts happening.

    F.A.B.

  9. Hikamaru
    November 25th, 2012 05:58 AM
    Hikamaru
    Oh look it's Moon from Ever Grande!

    WE NEED TO TALK MORE

  10. chaoticlapras
    November 24th, 2012 02:55 PM
    chaoticlapras
    Are you moon from egc? Moon posted your story some stars there, so i guess its you...

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    Reading, writing, drawing, gaming. Being active in general. I tend to play a lot of sports. More than I can count on my fingers, and I have a few fingers. "Studying" as well as researching. I like listening to music; I don't know why. It passes the time at least.
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