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So, I'm sitting down just wanting to watch some bullshit Youtube video by these "internet comedy dicks and their sexy friend" as they have once described themselves, and I get a pop-up for the new trailer for The Maze Runner. I then check my subscription box and watch the How It Should Have Ended (HISHE) Maze Runner video.

Honestly? It looks just like fucking The Hunger Games to me.

Dystopian future for children: check
Forced into stupid competition for survival: check
Main character will no doubt be driving force to break system: check
Stupidly pointless love problems: check
Have to achieve inane and arbitrary condition to escape: check

For fuck's sake - dystopian futures are the new in-thing, apparently. And I'm definitely feeling my age as I just don't see the appeal whatsoever for either of these franchises. I mean... fuck, ignoring the stupidity of every character in these things, just from observations from one trailer, one HISHE video and watching the two Hunger Games movies, they literally have bad guys with no motive to do these things.

Why the fuck is Evil Adult #1 even doing this simulatory bullshit in the first place? I mean, take Hunger Games. Instead of some sort of idiotic death simulator made for the amusement of "The Capital" and nothing more, why not make it the same goddamn death simulator but for, you know, something which makes sense? Like, a battleground for survival for failing members in your obligatory "Evil Army Training School for Kids"?

I mean, this is ignoring Katniss' literal awfulness as a character. She's not suited for that universe whatsoever - in a world where hunting for your own food is illegal and punishable by death or whatever, a trusting naive girl who isn't ridiculously selfish should get eaten alive, not be the central figure, even if its just as a figurehead, of a rebellion. That's stupid. And I've read the synopsis of the series, so knowing that her love interest (Peter?) is actually even MORE!?! selfless is not an argument to justify her.

Plus, both situations are literally retarded. This is, from what I have gathered, set After the End/ Apocalypse, right? These bad guys want to continue humanity as a species in some form... right? So why oh why do you use children for sport as opposed to adults? Is it the fact that kids aren't as likely to be able to keep their heads in difficult and rushed situations or something? Or is child violence somehow more desensitizing in these futures that its more tolerable than the adult versions of these things? I mean, children have more life to live or whatever, and they can be taught to survive this new world just as easily as adults.

Ugh. Just... just don't bloody tell me that my personal favourite thing, dystopian future, is the prime thing at the box office at the moment. Because that stuff? That stuff is absolute garbage.
  • Listening to: Music
  • Reading: Fanfiction/ Prince of Fools
  • Watching: N/A
  • Playing: Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition/ Skyrim (Beowulf Style)
  • Eating: Nothing currently
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi, though I feel like a beer...
Advance Wars New Fighter by e-herowindmaster
Advance Wars New Fighter
So, inspired by some other work on the interwebs, I set about designing my own version of the Fighter unit in Advance Wars. It's made up of Blue Moon, Orange Star and Green Earth parts,so it's hardly a "by scratch" model, but I feel it looks nice and worth a posting. It's been a WIP for about three weeks now - mainly because I wasn't 100% happy with everything. Today, I made (read: worked out) the latter sprite - which is after it's taken a shot since it's down a missile.

I posted it in Blue Moon colours because I felt that, of the five official faction colours, the Blue Moon colouration looked best.
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So, I decided since I've nothing better to do right now, I'd make a pointless status update in the form of a blog! :D

I'm currently halfway through my holiday from work - I booked a ten day period off and don't have to be in until a week today, so that's actually a full two week period off! Since I work at a supermarket, I don't have "weekends" as such, so ten day period is literally a ten day block. I was only working three of those, but by booking the entire week off I avoid having to explain to my boss that I booked off those three days and didn't expect to work alternative shifts.

I'm also stumped on what to do computer-wise. Frequent viewers of my blogs may note that I seem to have had more issues with my computer in the last year and a bit than most people have in their entire lives. Well, the news on that front is that I'm apparently due an abrupt SMART Disk 4 error, which I've effectively concluded is a hard drive error with some handy help from my technologically-adept dad. I technically have enough money to afford a new machine, or at least will do so by tomorrow (I get paid weekly every Friday, so last week's wages will go in tomorrow), but since Christmas is lurking on the horizon I don't want to be caught out. Plus, after Christmas some newish tech might be going cheap - due to being "obsolete" from a top-quality POV and January Sales. Because of this, I'm weighing up a new hard drive - and am simply wondering if I should go for a "standard" SSD which'll be about £80. It should do for the meantime, at least, but I'm not completely convinced.

My roleplaying has been stopped for now. I just don't have the same amount of enjoyment doing it anymore - solo-wise I find that my character concepts are met and that the character then bores me somewhat; and group-wise I've yet to find a group who enjoys the same things as I do AND simultaneously pushes me to do my best as opposed to half-arsing it. Plus, what was fun at age x isn't quite so fun at age x+7.

Finally, I'm weighing up starting up my miniature painting/ gaming again. I'm still very much wishing to get down to properly convert and paint a Thorin's Company in cloaks (to match the Dwarves as shown in The Hobbit Gamecube game), I want to get a proper Blood Bowl team or two (or three... or four...) painted up for use if/ when I find myself with the time and money to indulge in that hobby again, and there's a number of fresh ideas in my head. However, it's a cost-to-enjoyment ratio that will factor in: will I be using these models at all, and if not, am I going to enjoy the work going into them enough to justify the time and money put into them? I'm not sure right now, so it's up in the air.

Hope this has helped(?) to inform you on what I'm up to and where I'm at!
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Popular 70s/ 80s/ 90s movie theme songs
  • Reading: Fanfiction/ Dragonage: The Stolen Throne
  • Watching: N/A
  • Playing: Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition/ Fire Emblem 9
  • Eating: Nothing currently
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi, though I feel like a beer...
As the title says. Whether it's lost loves, lost friends or lost family members, heartbreak makes things that much worse when it comes to remembering it all. The worst bit is that my memories of these people are slowly fading, and I can't hold onto it all.
  • Mood: Miserable
  • Listening to: Bittersweet songs
  • Reading: N/A
  • Watching: Memories in my head slowly fade
  • Playing: N/A
  • Eating: N/A
  • Drinking: Choking back sobs and tasting the salt of my tears
Suicide isn't the answer.
I said that once, to appease someone after I spent an evening balling my eyes out during my early teenage years.
I said suicide was never the answer, that it was for the weak and the cowardly who didn't dare to be strong enough for themselves or their loved ones to even try to see tomorrow.

Safe to say, I've known for a long time now that things aren't ever so black and white.
Sometimes people can't understand that there are people who care, and sometimes things seem bad enough that nothing else matters.
Strength is difficult to come by in troubling times, and without support, a weakened structure crumbles. It isn't hard to for things to go from bad to worse, and prompt suicide.

I've heard the theories: that it was trouble at home which caused it. Or that your boyfriend broke up with you when you were at your lowest, and that pushed you over the edge.
All I know is that they'll be forever theories, and agonising over whys will never bring you back to us.
I hope that, if there is something out there for us after death, that you have found the peace which seemed to elude you in life.
I love you, little cousin. Your life was short, but your presence will linger with us for years to come.
Message to my cousin
So I've finally decided to voice something about my cousin, who chose to commit suicide in February this year. We don't know the reasons why, and we never will. It was tragic and out of the blue for me, and I felt awful for not thinking to offer an ear, to let them know that I went through the same things and that things would get better. I'm not too hot about it now, but I at least acknowledge that there was little I could do if they didn't want to talk to me. Once again, I hope you have found the peace that eluded you in life, cousin.
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So, I'm sitting down just wanting to watch some bullshit Youtube video by these "internet comedy dicks and their sexy friend" as they have once described themselves, and I get a pop-up for the new trailer for The Maze Runner. I then check my subscription box and watch the How It Should Have Ended (HISHE) Maze Runner video.

Honestly? It looks just like fucking The Hunger Games to me.

Dystopian future for children: check
Forced into stupid competition for survival: check
Main character will no doubt be driving force to break system: check
Stupidly pointless love problems: check
Have to achieve inane and arbitrary condition to escape: check

For fuck's sake - dystopian futures are the new in-thing, apparently. And I'm definitely feeling my age as I just don't see the appeal whatsoever for either of these franchises. I mean... fuck, ignoring the stupidity of every character in these things, just from observations from one trailer, one HISHE video and watching the two Hunger Games movies, they literally have bad guys with no motive to do these things.

Why the fuck is Evil Adult #1 even doing this simulatory bullshit in the first place? I mean, take Hunger Games. Instead of some sort of idiotic death simulator made for the amusement of "The Capital" and nothing more, why not make it the same goddamn death simulator but for, you know, something which makes sense? Like, a battleground for survival for failing members in your obligatory "Evil Army Training School for Kids"?

I mean, this is ignoring Katniss' literal awfulness as a character. She's not suited for that universe whatsoever - in a world where hunting for your own food is illegal and punishable by death or whatever, a trusting naive girl who isn't ridiculously selfish should get eaten alive, not be the central figure, even if its just as a figurehead, of a rebellion. That's stupid. And I've read the synopsis of the series, so knowing that her love interest (Peter?) is actually even MORE!?! selfless is not an argument to justify her.

Plus, both situations are literally retarded. This is, from what I have gathered, set After the End/ Apocalypse, right? These bad guys want to continue humanity as a species in some form... right? So why oh why do you use children for sport as opposed to adults? Is it the fact that kids aren't as likely to be able to keep their heads in difficult and rushed situations or something? Or is child violence somehow more desensitizing in these futures that its more tolerable than the adult versions of these things? I mean, children have more life to live or whatever, and they can be taught to survive this new world just as easily as adults.

Ugh. Just... just don't bloody tell me that my personal favourite thing, dystopian future, is the prime thing at the box office at the moment. Because that stuff? That stuff is absolute garbage.
  • Listening to: Music
  • Reading: Fanfiction/ Prince of Fools
  • Watching: N/A
  • Playing: Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition/ Skyrim (Beowulf Style)
  • Eating: Nothing currently
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi, though I feel like a beer...

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Joshua-Mozes Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :D
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Oh hey, EHW! Happy B-day!
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e-herowindmaster Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks Arti-kins~
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Oh sweet God, that nickname. D:
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Hey man, my initial username change warranted my own ridiculous nickname which stuck for an age and then some. Only because people forgot/ I changed username did it die out. You though... you kept your username constant, so I always recall the nickname 'cause o' that.
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thanks for the fave~! I really appreciate it! :iconbubblecuteplz: (sorry for the really late thanks...)
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Awesome sprite gallery!! thanks for the fave pal, you rock!!! :skullbones: :skullbones: :skullbones:

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:dummy: Thanks for the :+fav:!
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