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  1. Jellicent♀
    16 Hours Ago 1:57 PM
    Jellicent♀
    Girl if I had powers that strong I'd have vanished from the earth long ago. Nobody would have heard from me ever again lmao
  2. Pichu
    September 11th, 2021 5:34 PM
    Pichu
    Hiii! How have you been?
  3. Dawson
    September 11th, 2021 3:44 AM
    Dawson
    3 years since those messages! It really is true, the older you get, the quicker time flies. :( I normally drop by when something randomly pops into my head. Like now I've got a sudden urge to play a ROM hack on my phone haha, you never grow out of some things.

    I hope you and your family have stayed safe and healthy during these crazy times.
  4. El Héroe Oscuro
    September 1st, 2021 7:09 PM
    El Héroe Oscuro
    Ayyy you got me there in the end! :D Are y’all in a state of lockdown overseas? I can’t speak for many places in the US but at the very least I live in Massachusetts where over 80% of adults are vaccinated so that’s a silver lining :x

    I always find it bananas that you’re into gamedev, that’s a dream of mine. You able to say who you work for now? And for me? Same muk different day lol. I know that’s not exactly the most glamorous answer but thankfully the pandemic didn’t affect my work too much - I can’t remember if I ever told you what I do but I’m and education director for a nonprofit so I keep the kiddos safe and entertained in my surrounding communities, we kept in-person service throughout the entire pandemic which was…interesting to say the least lol
  5. donavannj
    August 26th, 2021 7:35 AM
    donavannj
    Build quality of multi-unit places is pretty subpar the world over for the last decade. Developers have been in too much of a rush to get these things up to start selling or renting units, even though we absolutely do need more than what's getting built.

    VTubers are just streamers using Live2D avatar rigs usually designed in parts by their agency (if they have one), the streamer, and a few different artists - usually one for initial character design and a few for the 3D models. Generally the community is positive, but the English communities have a strong Twitch chat flavor to them and the Japanese communities sometimes have the far more unhealthy elements of Japanese Idol Otaku culture flare up, both of which are problematic in their own ways.

    That early "no masks needed" stuff pulled in various forms was really poor form and backfired horrendously, even if here in the US it was meant to ensure hospitals at least had some available. I've been fortunate enough so far to not know anyone who died of covid. It does seem that vaccination has drastically helped reduce hospitalization rates among the vaccinated, albeit with case surges in the US still around, it's not been pleasant since ERs are still very full. At least so far we've been fortunate enough to have the vast majority of hospitalizations in the US be among the unvaccinated, which appears to mean the vaccine is at least helping.
  6. bobandbill
    August 25th, 2021 6:08 PM
    bobandbill
    Will let you know!

    Are you still in the Pokemon scene, or playing any other stuff?
  7. Hybrid Trainer
    August 25th, 2021 8:27 AM
    Hybrid Trainer
    That's good! I do think I'll miss living in a big city, you've basically no excuse for being bored and it's just filled to the brim with new people to meet.

    I enjoy doing it, I'm a fullstack developer which means that I do front and back end and I think I prefer doing backend. I can mostly just keep to myself and build systems, whereas with frontend I feel like I'm constantly arguing with designers. They all seem to design it as though it's a PDF. Like sure it looks good in your design, but what about old Mable who still uses her 800 × 600 from 1997?

    I had a similar problem, not quite as bad as London but Greater Manchesters house prices have rocketed because so many companies were relocating up north. That combined with how many people are now working from home full time a lot of people have moved up here purely because it's cheaper. We ended up choosing a suburb that's just on the outskirts of Wigan because it meant that we could each have an office and a garage since my boyfriend has motorbikes and didn't have to sell multiple kidneys for it haha.
    I was a bit warey about being so far out at first but honestly, after seeing the view from the front door I was sold. We live right on the canal and the other side of it is just fields and when the sun is setting it's like a screencap from a movie.

    More people were actually buying houses during the pandemic. The government put a hold on paying stamp duty (basically a big tax you pay when you buy a house, mine would've been around 2k) on any sales completed before September so everyone has been jumping onto it. It's why house prices have also rocketed recently ):
  8. Jellicent♀
    August 24th, 2021 9:49 PM
    Jellicent♀
    Wild enough I actually thought about you about a week ago holy muk. Like LEGIT actually thought about how I knew someone that at one time worked for Sega and muk and literally had your face in my head.
    wtf kinda voodoo is happening lmao
  9. bobandbill
    August 24th, 2021 7:03 PM
    bobandbill
    Thanks! And I suppose so, although I was going to be even more globe-trotting last year... alas.

    I suppose so! A common link binds us all :v

    I'd certainly like to! Hopefully sooner than later.
  10. Sammi
    August 24th, 2021 6:41 PM
    Sammi
    Hey hey! Hope you're doing well!

    My memories of like 2011 and earlier are fuzzy lately (anxiety fried my brain) and I was like "did I interact with Kura much?" when I saw your thread

    That said your avatar was a blast from the past. It's iconic!
  11. Alex
    August 24th, 2021 3:38 PM
    Alex
    Hi! Been a nice six years since we last spoke, ha! How are you?
  12. donavannj
    August 24th, 2021 2:12 PM
    donavannj
    Those prices sound wild. You don't see that kind of pricing here unless you're actually getting a decent amount of house or are getting a luxury unit. That lower figure can still get you an 2000 sq ft detached house in a quiet neighborhood within 10 miles of downtown easily here around Minneapolis.

    While I've fallen off the wagon of actually watching anime, it's because I just kinda got dragged into virtual youtubers because YT's algorithm kept recommending me subtitled stream clips and short skits on their actual channels when I was on YT watching/listening to other content, which, alongside character merch collecting in general, occupies my current favorite anime related thing.

    Covid hasn't really changed my routine a whole lot since because of my role I'm one of the few who still has to go into work every day (if I'm healthy) at my office even during lockdowns since my employer is in food processing, so for me, outside of taking away the ability to play Pokemon TCG in person every weekend, it's not really been much of a change.

    I have been fortunate enough to not catch covid to my knowledge, but very early on, in February 2020, I did catch a flu (at least I thought based on its short duration and its similarity to all previous bouts with the flu I had), and then caught a sinus infection in June of this year (this one I actually confirmed was not covid via testing).

    Good to hear you've been healthy!
  13. professor plum
    August 24th, 2021 1:43 PM
    professor plum
    OMG wow I'm a clown lmao. Are you still in London!??!?!?!? Wow our VMs were pre-pandemic, oof. Uhhh not too much is new with me other than last year I got into cycling, and now I try to ride several times a week. The heat is pretty intense here, though, so that makes it trickier this time of year. I'm also rehearsing a play right now!
  14. Pumpkin Spiced Memes
    August 24th, 2021 1:09 PM
    Pumpkin Spiced Memes
    Hi!!!! It really has been 5 years, which is crazy!

    I think PC always finds its way of bringing members back to be honest - I'm actually only recently back from leaving PC myself!

    I've been doing OK, it's definitely been a bit of a rollercoaster but I think we're on the up yeah. How have you been keeping?
  15. donavannj
    August 24th, 2021 10:40 AM
    donavannj
    Life is chugging along for me. I do IT helpdesk in a Tier 1/Tier 2 hybrid type role and have been with my current employer in variations of this role since 2013.

    As for personal stuff, I recently moved back in with my parents to preferably save for a house of some form. I also got certified as an event organizer for Pokemon and got a TCG league started at a local store shortly before covid exploded across the USA. As you may be able to tell from the style of my avatar, I'm still pretty deeply into anime and anime-adjacent subcultures, as well. And that's the super basic overviews. Nothing crazy adventurous and a lot of routine mundanity.

    How've things been for you?

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    Soo.. what to say..?
    I'm Kura and I've been at PC ever since 2004!

    I make games!
    I currently work as a Senior Animator at Rocksteady Ltd. in London. Previously, Lead Animator at SEGA (The Creative Assembly) in the UK.

    I love drawing, animation, and art! I also love fashion, fitness, health, and making new friends :3

    And I'm member #5999!

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Posted July 14th, 2015 at 10:51 AM by Kura Comments 3
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So, I sorta missed out on the deadline with the whole.. successes and failures blog competition thing, but I wanted to post something anyway since it's a subject that spoke out to me recently.

Sometimes, success can be a real matter of perspective, and sometimes, it's not always visible. We, as onlookers can point to others and assume that "this person is succeeding" and "this person hasn't really gotten that far" when we really don't know their whole story. We...

Posted July 12th, 2015 at 11:49 PM by Kura Comments 3
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Hey guys! My gaming studio is hiring an in-house moderator right now.
http://www.creative-assembly.com/job/150710/forum-moderator-house

Contact me if you're interested and would like a referral. You may be looked at more seriously if I submit your resume and examples on your behalf and put in a good word.
You need to be over 18 to apply and note that this job is in the United Kingdom, so please.. only serious applicants.

Posted June 22nd, 2014 at 4:33 AM by Kura Comments 4
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Hey! How has everyone been??
I know I haven't been the most active person these past couple of months, but hopefully I'll start getting back into the swing of things now that I've started to find a bit of balance in my day to day!
I see loads of new faces, though I'm unsure how many are name-changes and how many are newbies, so you might have to help me out here!

Anyway, hmm in case you're wondering what I've been up to:
-I visited some family and friends back...

Posted January 20th, 2014 at 12:48 PM by Kura Comments 5
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Hey everyone! Long time no blog, huh? I thought to hit you guys with something new!
I've got two restaurants for you; one great, and one that's not so great. Let's start with the not so great one! And I'll write about the great one at a later date!

Pizza Express- Balham
47 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9EY

Spoiler:

So for all of those that might not be aware, Pizza Express is your standard chain-pizzeria
...

Posted December 17th, 2013 at 4:32 PM by Kura Comments 1
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In ways, I feel quite a lot older this time of year- and thinking back, I realize how living on my own has changed me a lot, and even when I think I am mature, I look back again and see how much I mature further.

That being said, I realize that this Christmas, what I really want is the comforting feeling of friends and family around- and just being happy to be there in their presence. Now, this Christmas, I am away from my parents and brother and other family (it's too expensive to...
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