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  1. Rukario
    October 14th, 2015 2:24 AM
    Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary!
  2. Nolafus
    January 18th, 2015 11:12 PM
    Yeah, but then you want other people to know that your main secondary character likes internet forums, but can't share who he really is on them, or else he might be outcasted by the internet community he has worked hard to be integrated in. But that would make a really bad plot point, haha.

    With art, I think the teachers just look for effort. They know not everyone can draw, but as long as the students put in a reasonable effort, they're happy with it. I really wish I took an art class in high school, but all of those requirements were fulfilled with band. I tried to fit one in during my senior year, but it didn't work out and I had to take a PE class instead. On the bright side though, I did make some new friends and we were grouped in teams of four that really brought out my competitive side. Oh, and on the side of homework, I only did enough to keep my mom off my back.
  3. Nolafus
    January 17th, 2015 12:41 PM
    What kills me about it is that you can't include everything in the story. It would be amazing if I could just include every tiny detail about my worlds, but that would make for a book way longer than it needed to be, which could result in it being boring.

    I rarely had to study. If I did, it was either French or math. Everything else I could just breeze by and get good grades. I find that when I did study though, I aced every test that came my way, but thanks to my lack of motivation, that didn't always happen. I wouldn't fail, but I'd normally get a high B or something.
  4. NevanPTF
    January 15th, 2015 2:14 PM
    Heyho brotha!

    I've been also been busy breeding some fire mons. Got 2 mild magbys, one for me and one for you with a magmarizer for that magmortar hehe

    Oh alrigtht man! Thanks! We can trade tomorrow if thats okay =)

    I'll have a tepig and a torchic ready for trading 8D
  5. Nolafus
    January 14th, 2015 9:23 PM
    I used to not like planning, but once I started to do it, I really enjoy it. Well, at least there are some parts I enjoy. I'm stuck at a part where I have to somehow make a really boring life not boring to read about. I have no idea how to do that.

    That just about describes my thought process too. It made me a bit arrogant my junior and senior year of high school because I could analyze things faster than mostly anyone else, so I thought I was smarter than everyone. I also think it helps with writing. I often notice patterns no one really thinks about, so I can patch up those things as well when I'm world building.
  6. Nolafus
    January 13th, 2015 11:15 PM
    Writing a novel sounds really hard to begin with, but once you actually attempt it, you realize that you can't imagine the difficulties. Just thinking about the roadblocks that went along with my first book is awful. There's so much stuff you don't realize you have to think about until you're actually doing it. Of course, you know all of this already, so I'm just rambling at this point.

    Ever since high school, my interest to learn another language has disappeared. If it ever comes up again, I know which technique I'm going to try.

    I might question things a bit too much. If I have too much time to think at work, I tend to get myself depressed, haha.
  7. NevanPTF
    January 13th, 2015 4:56 PM
    Ahhh Nice! You got a really good Excadril =)

    I found the mirage spot for magby and darmanitan, so I can trade them for ya.

    Tell me When you wanna trade them up =)

    I'm having some fun collecting tm's and getting my fire team ready hehe Cant slack on my dark one tho
  8. Nolafus
    January 13th, 2015 12:21 AM
    Writing is one of the hardest things I have ever done. Writing a novel is a lot of fun, but each time I start one, I wonder why I do this to myself, haha. The best way to learn how to organize your characters is to just do it. The first time I did it, I came up with all of this extra stuff I never really used, or really needed in the first place. That's not bad, but I was focusing in the wrong places. Now, I'm doing it much more efficiently, and am working on character weaknesses as well as strengths.

    My brain is terrible at memorizing things off of paper, so it just wasn't a fit in classrooms. Maybe I should try a french game or something, because it might work out well there. I do remember a few words, and just enough to scrape by, I believe. Plus reading french is way easier than speaking it.

    I like breaking social barriers, but seeing as I grew up in a very religious home, it's hard for me to get behind them. I'm trying to get better with that, as I see nothing wrong with gay relationships and the like, but it's really hard changing the things that were drilled into your mind at a very young age. Heck, I didn't even know being gay was a thing until my freshman year of high school.
  9. Nolafus
    January 12th, 2015 2:55 PM
    This is the first time I'm really working on every aspect of my characters, and it's a lot of fun. I tried to do it with my first book, but I didn't really know what to research or pay attention to, so I'm doing it a lot more efficiently this time around. I guess it just comes with a bit of experience and a lot of dedication. Some people just kind of skimp over this part, though, so it's different for everyone.

    I wish I could learn some foreign language. I tried French in high school, and despite studying for an hour every day, and up to four hours for a test, I scraped by with a C. Foreign languages just aren't my thing, although I guess if I had something as fun as video games teaching me, it could go differently.

    I don't mean to be so harsh about the genre, but I can't take romance novels seriously. If it's an underlying thing to compliment the story, then I do enjoy it, but when some tragic woman meets the man of her dreams and must overcome some tragic backstory to be with him, it's silly.
  10. Nolafus
    January 12th, 2015 2:23 PM
    Whiskers completely relies on Dr. Casius for his attention needs, but Dr. Casius is often out of the house, so Whiskers doesn't have any social skills to speak of. Actually, that's pretty much everyone in this society. No one really knows how to communicate and be friends with each other, since all people do is work and go home. And the government likes it this way so no one tries to group up or anything. So as socially deprived as Whiskers is, he's not out of the norm. Now, he might get a little overwhelmed at first when he's out on the streets, but no one ever talks on the streets, as it's considered very rude, so no one really acknowledges his existence.

    That being said, Whiskers isn't a team player. Put him in a group project, and he'll want to do all of the work himself. Aside from science, he also enjoys writing, which comes in handy at the very end.

    I love creating characters. If someone said that I could only do one thing on a story, it would be that. I've spent a good few months planning this story out so far, and I've spent a great deal of that on the characters, since you can't have a good story without good characters. Oh, and Whiskers' favorite food is grilled cheese, haha.

    My dad would yell at me if I spent too much time on video games. My mom would actually warn my brothers and I that my dad was starting to talk about how much time we spent on the console, so we would have to tone it back at that point. My dad could never quite get how the games worked, so he got mad at them and didn't want to play. I think it's awesome that your dad plays WoW with you. Most parents don't get the social interaction and bonding that one can actually do through them.

    Oh, I read all sorts of genres. Sci-fi, horror, adventure, realism, you name it. Well, except for romance. I read a fan-fic about a trainer who fell in love with his Charizard, and I'm never picking that genre up again, haha.
  11. Nolafus
    January 12th, 2015 10:08 AM
    Whiskers isn't arrogant, but there are some other problems that arise. Whiskers, getting tired of having to stay in Dr. Casius' house, wants to go outside and explore the city he can only see through windows at night. Which, of course, Dr. Casius can't do. When I said teenager, I didn't mean all of these hormones racing through him, but rather something like where he's still developing mentally, but the main changes have already happened. Whiskers just needs to grow into his intelligence a bit more, and grow up a bit too. He hasn't experienced the world at all, and even though he's a miraculous thinker, he's a bit innocent.

    That's pretty cool! I kind of wish my dad would play games, but he hates them with a passion, so that's not going to happen.

    I haven't read it yet, but I think I better so that I can help and give my opinion on things. I don't know if I'll be able to read through it today, but give me a couple days and I'll try to keep reminding myself to read it, haha.
  12. Nolafus
    January 11th, 2015 11:39 PM
    Well, the original idea was about a monster that would destroy civilization. It's scaled back quite a lot from that original idea when I had to come up with how the monster came to be, why it was so angry at this society, and all the details inbetween. Over time, I came up with the idea of the top five scientists in this corrupt city getting permission from the government to do an experiment to see if they could download their intelligence into a machine, so their experiments could go on after they died. They build the machine, turn it on, and let it run its course. It all goes perfectly, except when they check the machine, none of the data has actually made it into the hardware. Confused, they open the machine up to find that a rat had chewed on the wires, and its body now lay at the bottom. The scientist instructed to throw away the body, Dr. Casius, picks up the rat (with gloves, of course), and as he's carrying it out, he feels a heartbeat. Scientific curiosity gets the better of him, and he brings it home and puts it in a cage. When he wakes up in the morning, to his horror, he finds that the rat has grown to three feet tall, broke the cage, and is now scurrying all over his basement. Over the course of the next few weeks, Dr. Casius can see the rat out of the corner of his eye staring at him, like it's studying him or something, and sometimes even mimicking his moves. Dr. Casius did try to get rid of the rat, but there's no way you're getting close to that thing, so it didn't work. Eventually, the rat even begins to mumble to itself, and before long, Dr. Casius is able to hear it speak little phrases. The prologue pretty much ends there, and the story picks up almost a year after the incident, where the rat, nicknamed Whiskers by Dr. Casius, has grown into his new intelligence a lot more, and is actually very similar to a human teenager. Whiskers, having five of the brightest minds of a generation downloaded into his brain, is very intelligent and has some great ideas for new technologies. That comes in handy when Whiskers is eventually found out, and Dr. Casius is pleading with the government not to kill Whiskers, but to give him a chance. Whiskers' intelligence is pretty much why the government decided to let him in the society, but they're keeping a close watch.

    I came up with the rat because it made the most sense. One of my good friends, the art mod here Fairy, actually drew Whiskers for me so I could get a better idea of what he looked like. Here's the link because she did an amazing job, haha:

    District 9 is my second favorite movie and the reason I started writing in the first place, so it will always hold a special place in my heart, as cheesy as that sounds.

    Well, I feel like we have a similar problem. I mean, I have to show just how foreboding and intrusive the government is, and how it affects the lives of every day people with just one, not so every day, character. I would recommend having them run into characters that display the things you feel like are missing. I'm still not quite getting what you're missing, however, so maybe elaborate a little more?
  13. Nolafus
    January 11th, 2015 5:30 PM
    Well, if you've ever read the book, 1984, then you'll know exactly what I mean. The government is completely overbearing everyone's life. One step out of bounds, and you're strictly punished, even getting banished out of it and not being allowed to talk to anyone within the city. Nobody really knows who runs the government except for the highest officials, so the government is more seen as an all seeing enigma rather than a person or group.

    I write lighter sci-fi pieces. If you've seen District 9, that's basically my genre style. The director of District 9 is one of my favorites because all of his works seem to be in that lighter sci-fi style, so I find them very interesting.

    Well, if you can pinpoint the problem on the way you're currently doing things, then finding a solution will be much easier. What's wrong with the way you're writing it now?
  14. NevanPTF
    January 11th, 2015 1:58 PM
    Awww sweet :) Thanks man. You're looking for something you wanna trade for?

    I would like to breed some strong mons. For pvp and also for trading heh

    Ohhh that sounds fun indeed! I'm down to that!
  15. Nolafus
    January 11th, 2015 11:29 AM
    It's about a characters' path through a future dystopian society and his journey on finding himself. There are a few quirks like the main character being a genetically mutated three foot rat. He was created by accident, and his owner will get into huge trouble with the oppressive government if the rat gets found. He eventually gets found out, and the rat, after much debate, is allowed to live in the society, which you soon realize is anything but a blessing.

    Sort of a lighter sci-fi piece, so sticking with my main genre with this one.

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