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The TV light was flashing! (PC meetup, leaving & Umiiruka!)

Posted April 7th, 2013 at 1:56 PM by Squirrel

HEY GUYS time to actually make a real blog yay! I've just returned from a weekend(ish) in Dublin with the wonderful François and people have been asking for details, so here goes:

Basically we forgot to take lots of pictures, but here's a vague idea of the room:


Yes I know it's just a TV but flashing red light oh god

We met at The Spire in Dublin town center with a tap on the shoulder before being presented with a gift (he would kill me if I showed you but it's really cute!) and being taken on a tour of an Irish souvenir shop. After deciding that everything in Ireland is just a slightly altered version of other ideas, we returned to the hotel (whilst getting lost countless times (which was totally not my fault (honest))) where we remained for the majority of the trip. With room service and an 'artistic' movie, we stayed up into the early hours of the morning talking about the most random things before finally sleeping around 4.

(Big pointy statue thing!)

We proceeded to wake up ridiculously late the next day and spend the remainder of it in the warm bed with rubbishy Irish TV shows about lesbian fairies taking over the world and cheese graters being shoved into our ears (actually turned out to be amazing). After ordering pizza, forcing him watching Doctor Who and another night's sleep, day three was met with a last-minute rush to leave the hotel room on time and an exploration of Dublin's town center (Subway, yay!), followed by a trip to the art museum and a difficult 'good-bye' at the train station. We're both awful at photography, but here's the best attempt!

(Yes I'm dating a stoner)

The whole trip was utterly wonderful and more romantic than force-feeding your Polish wife chocolate because you prefer fat women, a wonderful testament to meeting people online ♥ It's the first PC meetup I've had and certainly won't be the last with plans to repeat this in the summer, but the thought of meeting some other PC members is exciting too so we'll see what happens!

I'm sure François will log on eventually and probably post something far more post-modern (like MTV) than this and referencing Jesus about 50 times, but he asked me to include "please put in a disclaimer saying I don't always looked doped up". No comment on whether this claim is true or not. :D

In other news, a lot of people have been asking about not being staff any more (and some of the messages have been very lovely <3) - it's a result of time constraints and a few other things going on right now, but we'll see what happens in the future. :)

In other other news, after a conversation with Razor Leaf about how to spend time and an unrelated fascination from François about a fantasy region known as 'Umiiruka', a ROM hack is now in the works based around this region and it's looking 'fab' so far! Spriting is by GolurkIsDaBomb, mapping by myself, story & design by François and scripting by my pet Pidgey (Olli97 for those who live under a rock). Progress so far is looking good for the future and It'll take years of course, but just a small update about what's happening.


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    Choice Specs's Avatar
    OMG THAT SQUIRREL IS ADORABLAFUSELF!!!!! I am so glad for you and it sounds like you really had a good time!

    Also I am looking forward to seeing your hack when complete^_^.
    Posted April 7th, 2013 at 2:10 PM by Choice Specs Choice Specs is online now
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    Honest's Avatar
    I wonder what would happen if that big pointy thing would ever fall down.

    But it sounds like you two had a lot of fun! =D PC Meetups are so awesome, I want to be a part of one already. :x
    Posted April 7th, 2013 at 2:11 PM by Honest Honest is offline
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    antemortem's Avatar
    Sounds like you two had a lot of fun. Glad you were able to meet up! :D
    Posted April 7th, 2013 at 2:35 PM by antemortem antemortem is offline
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    Sydian's Avatar
    WHERE are there black squirrels!?
    Posted April 7th, 2013 at 3:43 PM by Sydian Sydian is offline
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    Treecko's Avatar
    Sounds like a fun time. Glad you too meet up. Also that I want a black squirrel now.

    Can't wait to see your hack too.
    Posted April 7th, 2013 at 4:47 PM by Treecko Treecko is offline
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    curiousnathan's Avatar
    Awesome to see you had a great time!
    Posted April 7th, 2013 at 7:19 PM by curiousnathan curiousnathan is offline
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    Mr Cat Dog's Avatar
    Meet ups are fun! And that spire sure is big and pointy!
    Posted April 7th, 2013 at 11:20 PM by Mr Cat Dog Mr Cat Dog is offline
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    johnny18's Avatar
    Squirrels are creepy . We should meet up like that Ozzy lol
    Posted April 8th, 2013 at 1:29 PM by johnny18 johnny18 is offline
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    Squirrel's Avatar
    Originally Posted by johnny18 View Comment
    Squirrels are creepy :(. We should meet up like that Ozzy lol
    I'm not sharing a hotel room with you, sorry Johnny! </3
    Posted April 9th, 2013 at 4:31 AM by Squirrel Squirrel is offline
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    Kura's Avatar
    :3 Glad you two had a fantastic time!!!
    Posted April 9th, 2013 at 4:36 AM by Kura Kura is offline

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