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Character Sheet of MyselfWhile I'm waiting for my latest depressive bout to fade away, I was recently reminded of GURPS, and decided to throw together a character sheet of myself. On the off-chance that somebody wants a fully-fleshed NPC, here it is.
This version of the sheet is for a cinematic setting, roughly equivalent to a modern action TV show. To bring the sheet back down to reality, drop the cinematic-level abilities and buy back IQ and its secondary abilities to 13.
True name: Daniel Eliot Boese
Common Name: DataPacRat
Birthday: October 12, 01976 AD
Residence: The Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Character Concept: The answer-getter guy.
Motivations: "I'd rather be alive-and-healthy than dead, and technology's changing fast enough that there's non-zero odds I might be able to live through the next millennium. Of course, that won't work if all of humanity's dead, so sometimes it's worth taking a short-term risk for a potential long-term gain."
NPC role: Mouthpiece for th
My only political journal, I hope.Nazis are bad, mmkay?
Godwin (of Godwin's Law) recently tweeted at https://twitter.com/sfmnemonic/status/896884949634232320 : "By all means, compare these shitheads to Nazis. Again and again. I'm with you."
There's an old saying:
Avoid rather than check,
Check rather than harm,
Harm rather than maim,
Maim rather than kill.
If a nazi is about to kill somebody, it's moral to use violence to check their actions. If nazis are going to kill lots of somebodies, it's moral to use lethal violence to defend against them.
Fortunately, I live in an area where violence isn't in the immediate future. Which means I can focus on those few fields where my actions may be able to make a long-term difference. Having any chance at making a difference there means I need to think very hard on those things. I have little enough time to do any good that I shouldn't waste it arguing about topics as basic as 'the sun goes around the earth' or 'bigotry is bad'. So if you think 'liberal', 'SJW', or 'cuck' are ins
Over the Hump, and Starting a Return to NormalityThere are some downsides to being a data pack-rat, as well as the obvious up-sides.
I'm in the process of moving to a new house, and the last month has pretty much been dedicated to that project - everything from a new set of floorboards being laid down to finding the best stores near the new place to buy my favourite beverage (grapefruit Perrier). The process is still ongoing, and I'm still going to be paying rent at the old place for some months to come; for example, even after getting rid of nearly all my mass-market paperback novels, there are still a /lot/ of books in the old family library that are still going to have to be shlepped over to the new one, and not a single member of my family has great strength or endurance.
But most of the hard work and planning is done, and life is settling into a new normal: today, I hope and plan to apply for a new library card, do some banking, grab some income tax forms, and just maybe visit the nearby branch of a computer store to upgrade my
Happy 20th Annifursary!As best as I can figure, it's been twenty years since I was someone who didn't quite know what I'd found so interesting about bootleg Brian O'Connell GIFs downlowded through dial-up BBSes, to a full-fledged member of the online furry community who was participating in FurryMUCK, among other online furry communities of the time. So I figured I'd celebrate this year by trying to poke some gentle fun at some of the sillier aspects of fursonas that have developed over the last twenty years, by coming up with the most ridiculous fursona I could think of.
Am I /really/ transitioning my fursona to an digitized brain running on a computer system the size of two cargo containers? ... Well, it's gotten a surprisingly positive reception, so I might come back to the idea, but I don't plan on going permanently limbless just yet. (For those of you who read about Dee - that's /permanently/ limbless. Reattachable cybernetic prosthetics are another matter. )
As I said in one of the 'New Fursona' pos
Transitioning to a New FursonaSix years is an eternity, in Internet Time.
It was in early 2011 when I finished assembling the pieces of a Second Life avatar with a woman's body, a rat's head, white fur, and blue spiky hair. Within a few months, I'd commissioned pictures of her; within a few years, I built an entire science-fiction universe for her to live in.
When I was very young, one of my first furry experiences was seeing the absolutely silly centaur in a Hercules cartoon, but then trying to imagine what it would actually feel like to have six limbs. In the '90's, when I discovered FurryMUCK, I imported a sapient bat D&D character, turned it into a shapeshifter who spent a lot of time as a blue fox-taur, and for a time used the nom-de-net "Foxtaur"; that's still my username at SlashDot. The point being, people grow and change, and as we do, the perfect fursona in one decade no longer quite fits the next.
I've come up with a new fursona that I think more closely reflects who I've become in recent years. I'll
The Pack-Rat UnloadsYesterday was... a day. Each day for a week or three, I've been hauling some books down from my spare-bedroom-turned-library, and boxing and bagging them up. (Speed limited thanks to dust and asthma.) Yesterday they finally went out my door, to a van, and to a local used-book-store dealer. I consciously tried to avoid keeping too close track, but have spent enough time trying to ingrain the skills of estimation so that I'm confident in saying "somewhere north of 500 books".
... And that's just been the SF&F novels so far.
After spending some weeks looking around for options, my total income from this operation: not one ¢. Cash spent on the books: Well, if you assume a cover price of around $10... "a lot". Though at least it's been spread over the past 30 years.
I can definitely say that I am not feeling happy. What I /am/ feeling is... not an emotion that's come up that often in such novels. I've been applying some of the teachings of the Stoics, which is enough to keep me fro
My Scientificy Report on Rose-Coloured GlassesAs you may recall, almost three months ago, I got myself a pair of glasses with red-tinted lenses. My purpose, other than being able to make jokes about literally looking at things through rose-coloured glasses, was to try to improve my sleep by applying the theory that limiting exposure to blue light shortly before bedtime improves one's ability to fall asleep. A couple of other tools I have to apply this theory are the "Redshift" program, which changes my monitor's colour balance; and a remote-controlled RGB light-bulb.
Unfortunately, my attempts at gathering useful quantitative data have been foiled by a confounding factor: my "non-24-hour sleep/wake phase disorder". (On the plus side, I've started collecting some decent data on said disorder, such as that I average out at a 25.5 hour circadian cycle, though with high variance.)
Today, however, I finally got in the mail a tool that lets me collect quantitative data of a different kind: a spectroscope. It's a passive optical tool, wh
Looks like I'm moving this year.I've lived where I am now since around '99-'00. (... Which is probably longer than some members of FA have been alive.) Not the best place in the world, but not the worst, and I've gotten used to it.
Due to complicated family and financial stuff, though, most likely, by the end of the year, I'm going to have moved to a new place about 22 km (15 miles) away. A couple of the family households are consolidating, to help save on rent, so I'm going to be living with a few new people, too. But there's still going to be local bus service, a 24-hour coffee shop less than a kilometre away, and I'm definitely going to make sure we've got decent internet, so... once the move is done, I should be able to manage.
The tricky part is going to be the move itself. In case I haven't mentioned it recently, I've got asthma, which significantly limits the amount of physical activity I can do. In addition, dust makes my asthma symptoms worse; and, to put it delicately, one of my current roommates could be d
Man, constant exhaustion sucks.Caution: Personal complaining without purpose.
Over the years, I've gotten used to occasional bouts of stronger-than-usual depression, and have adapted myself to cope with them. A few days of having no interest in doing anything, extra sleeping, doing the mental equivalent of eating comfort food by watching some '80's cartoons or the like, and then I'm back to my usual not-quite-as-depressed self where I'll take a 7 km stroll at the drop of a hat.
This last week-or-so hasn't matched that pattern. Instead of simple "anhedonia", a lack of any positive mental effects from usually-enjoyable activities leading to a lack of motivation, I'm feeling physically exhausted. Not sleepy - okay, not /just/ sleepy - but even just taking a ten-minute walk to a coffee shop 0.7 km from home, and my legs and hips complain more than they used to for the walks ten times as long. The pattern also doesn't match my previous experience; instead of gradually sinking or gradually getting better, it's just kind o
IMPORTANT PSA (PLEASE READ AND SHARE THIS ASAP)UPDATE: :iconPenciLord: has just posted a journal, claiming that he's moving on and that my friend, :iconCLXcool: is "spamming him for attention".
Well, I have news for you, Pencil. I have been talking to my friend for a long time, and he said that he has not been sending you those messages that you claim. In fact, NEITHER of us want anything to do with you. If you think he's really sending you those messages, why don't you show us the IPs that he's been using for everyone to see? You'll need better evidence than just showing messages from anonymous, or rather from yourself as usual. Also, if you're serious about "moving on", then I suggest that you stop "playing innocent", take down your journal and LEAVE US ALONE. We too are trying to move on with important things, and dealing with you is the last thing we want. The only time that's being wasted is your own.
That's our final FINAL warning to you.
One last thing, none of us want the attention. We're simply bringing the attention TO YO
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Gimme Drawing Ideas I'd like to get back into making full on story illustrations for my NextGen stuff, not just messy doodles. So I'm asking you guys to help me come up with ideas! Perhaps there's something in the story I brought up once or twice but never explored in depth that you'd like to see. Perhaps you'd like to see a favorite Pandoraverse character of yours get explored more. Or maybe parent-child interactions? Friend interactions? Shipping? Drama? Slice of life? Oh and if you could, please be as specific as you can, for example, "I'd love to see how X character got their cutie mark", stuff like that. You can propose a new shipping, bit of headcanon, drama....heck if you sell me on a cool idea you can bet your patootie I'll prolly draw it at some point. Ya'll have the floor, tell me what you'd like to see from me!
also i hope this goes without saying but please don't ask me to draw your ocs
Happy New Year!Hope you're all doing well!
Sorry I haven't been around here at all! Been busy these past few months and I've found that dA stresses me out LOL. I feel like it brings out the worst in me and I definitely feel more relaxed since my time away from it. BUT I'd still like to come back and draw stuff here again eventually. I miss drawing pony stuff and the next gen characters and all that. So maybe soon! I know I'm definitely rusty but it'll be cool to see how much my style's changed I guess.
Just thought I'd throw in a little update. You all know how 2017 went for me based on my journals but I'd like to hear about yours! Go ahead an comment some of the cool stuff you got to do this past year or maybe even the not so cool stuff. Anything! Go for it! I'm curious~
Happy 2018 ✨
Cameos?First of all, I would like to apologize to those who had already asked for cameos. Because I couldn't find them, you have to put them here again.
Anyways, please read the rule before comment.
Here's the rule:
It must be a PokemonYou must give me a picture bio or reference of the character.No written bio or reference, please. Only picture.Any Pokémon are allowed, even Legendaries.Fakemon are also allowed.There's no deadline. You can put as many characters as you want.I will reuse your characters over and over again when I feel like it.I will put your name in the description of the page that I use your characters from now on.You will see your name and characters below if I pick your characters.
Messy the Jolteon: (https://luxrayblast.deviantart.com/art/Muddy-Messy-683222896) Lunar Freeze the Umbreon: (https://luxrayblast.deviantart.com/art/Gift-LunarFreeze-693540909)
Joe the Eevee: (https://catdogjoe.deviantart.com/art
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Alright, revealing the next reviewOkay, since it has been awhile since the last time that I posted a review - three weeks at this time - I thought that I'd reveal the next reviewer. It's coming up soon. If you're wondering if it's the big secret thing I was planning; no, that kind of fell through. It sucks, but sometimes that happens. Ideas don't always pan out. There's not much you can do about that. When you've got a ton of ideas. Not all of them are going to work out. I don't want to spoil exactly what that was, as I might be able to refine that idea later on.
So... the next animated atrocities review will be...
Fame and Misfortune... yes, that one from Friendship is Magic season seven.
Like Legend of Korra, this is another thing that I debated long and hard about wanting to review. Even ignoring that it's a little awkward going back to Friendship is Magic with a negative review after so long, I understand that this is another episode that's... a little controversial within the community. As in,
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