Oh, BOY, have I been slacking in the journal department @_@ (But, then, I confess I rarely look at others' journals, myself, so I don't think anyone cares anyway
) I've been pretty busy this past month, and I've been meaning to update, but I haven't. Sorry
Anyway, on with the news!Wii Stuff.
First, you may have known about the fact my Wii was sent into Ninty some time ago. Well, it came back, but, like Dad said, they just replaced it entirely instead of fixing the problem (whatever was making it not turn on properly). This means ALL of my data from my old Wii poofed. Well, almost--thankfully, my account on the Wii Shop Channel remains. Also--by an act of God, I swear--I was able to transfer four of my Miis, which include myself, from my Wiimote; they were still there from when I went to Kenny's once and brought them if he didn't have them. He did, though, so I was able to retain FerreTrip, Moo., Mr. Stache, and Ash (-hat) for a catastrophic event on accident! See, act of God!! XD; Anyway, this also means I gotta get back EVERYTHING I got in Brawl, start over in Corruption, restart NiGHTS, and other stuff from borrowed/rented/downloaded games. This also means I have to start over Breath of Fire II. Yes. BoFII. The hardest RPG I have ever played in my life.
It's both good and bad, though, since you get to start fresh and it feels nostalgic a bit; also, I was given the excuse to go ahead and download Groovin' Blocks. GREAT download decision. In fact, it's given me a new idea for approaching my Rhythm/Action RPG hybrid dream...Update Stuff.
Second, I FINISHED MY EBA FIC!!
I'm far too lazy to post the remaining chappies up here, but you may find them on ff.net. They've been moved to Crossovers, now, though, but the Search bar should still work. Please, PLEASE, go and read them now that they're done! I'm already thinking about what to do for the next one, and I'm working on a side-story that my other account's watchers would probably like (well, the first chapter of, at least
). I still need to work on my other stuff, too (like Angry Kitty), I know, sorry. In other news, I DID update with a nifty comic, if you haven't noticed, and a few scraps. I have a deviation ready to post, but I'm going to wait until I finish another thing related to it so I don't get weird looks from normal folksies. College Stuff.
Third, I have chosen which college I am to go to. I have decided to attend Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and will be moving relatively early in August.
Yeah, this has been one HELL of a ride, but the worst of it's over. What ended up happening was that, last Sunday, I found out that I still had to send UW some information to get financial aid stuff from them. We sent it--Dad actually FAXED it--Monday, but it didn't get past the "items received" status by April 30. So, because Dad was uncomfortable sending me to a college without knowing how much financial aid I was going to get, and because I've been leaning that direction, anyway, I chose Coe. Heh...It's actually pretty ironic; Coe's the college I just slapped onto my list of colleges to apply for way back when, not really thinking much about what would happen if I went there. I mean, they wanted me because I tried out for Honor Band last year--and failed. (I later learned they wanted me because I TRIED OUT; thinking now, it wouldn't make sense that they'd want someone who failed because it'd be "cheap" since they're not an employer. I play too many games/watch too much tv XD; ) They were 4 on my ranking of the four I chose. But now I'm going there. Funny how life does that to ya, huh?
Coe seems a nice enough place, honestly. Sure, it's in the middle of Iowa--aka NOWHERE--but it looks pretty good. The Accepted Student Weekend helped sway me, I'm sure. That and the fact they've got a gaggle of Japanese Foreign Exchange Students >:3. The main drawback, however, is that I'm gonna be up to my eyeballs in student debt, and I can't fall below a 3.1 GPA while I'm there, or my aid's toastito'd. @_@;;Performance Stuff.
Fourth, I've been a busy bee with my performances these last couple of weeks. First was the Drama Club play that I tried out for, got the part I wanted in, and performed three nights of, "Charlotte's Web". I was Templeton!! >^_^< Also, the audience members apparently loved me
. I tried my best, since it was the first and last production I've been able to act in at this school, and I was able to get the part I wanted.
Next/During was State Solo & Ensemble. I was sooooo friggin' nervous. After my solo, I went up to the hall with the results, hunkered down, put on some music, and looked through my binder while I waited. Then, as I was listening to one of my favorites from the cd, "Life is Beautiful" by m-flo Loves Toku & DOUBLE, I slowly dropped my jaw as I saw hell freeze over. I GOT A I!!
Talk. About. Lucky. My scoresheet said that I got a 1 in all the categories but Accuracy, which got a 2 (which I'm not surprised at; I was surprised all the other stuff was good, actually). I must have gotten a nice judge. I mean, me? A I in State?? Solid luck. But I'm NOT gonna complain, eh? X3
I dunno if this was before or after S&E, but we also went and did the full band contest. I think we got a I. The three pieces we played went pretty well, though "Incantation & Dance" was a bit rocky sometimes O_O;
Finally, I had two Morris Dancing things. First was May Day, of which Dad and I could only do the first part of because of school for both of us (he was behind on classes and I had to get to the Friday 40-minute Homeroom on time). I swallowed a little ash X(, but 'twas fun. Last was Circle Sanctuary on the second--the first Saturday of May. It was pretty fun, though there weren't as many cool ware-selling tents this year. (Shoot! I never did look at the last one they set up, did I? :< ) I pigged out on the lunch again, thanks to what I call the buffet effect. XD;School Stuff.
Finally, I had some school stuff to deal with. First isn't really something I dealt with, but I've got nary a C on my report card, now! ^.^ More important was Saturday night. Senior Prom. The dance itself was a bit of a letdown, since all my school likes to hear is Rap and bad Hip-Hop, and they only started to play the Cha-Cha Slide RIGHT as we were leaving. Post-Prom was fun, though; I got to play a couple games of Brawl and some Rock Band with someone who's invested over a thousand dollars in downloads @_@. I DID have a date, and that was what made the whole thing interesting. I had to deal with the corsage, dinner, and the Prom itself, and I'm horrid around girls, especially those who had(have? *beet-red face*) a crush on me...But it all turned out alright, though I could've been more responsible at Post-Prom. She got tired and was doing nothing while I sang in Rock Band for a while. X_X I tried my best, though
Well, I guess that about wraps up what all I've been doing lately. In my future I've got studying up on a unit that flew right by my face and for the AP exam, both regarding AP Psych. I hope Swine Flu ain't in my future, but if it is, I'd better find a way to do this...
(Thanks, Niddy, for posting the original link in your journal on FA! ^_^) Art/story stuff might have to wait for a while, since I've got school to wrap up and a job to find before it's too late. And, before you ask, NO, I don't have Platinum yet. :C
Well, I think that's all I can think of...If I have anything else, I'll append it. Until then, see ya!!
oT and Spinoffs: Still gotta figure out what the plot in Mewtwo/Maru's current world is, and I've still gotta rewrite the next chapter of Ash's journey so that it takes Tracey into consideration.
-LoZ: Rings of Dualty: I want to re-figure out how Sync Mode works and how to present it in the story. Once that's finished, I'll be able to get back on track and hopefully finish the dungeon within the day I start working on it again! Aaaaaand I just jinxed myself X_O
-EBA fic: MISSION COMPLETE!! Now all I need to do is go back and conquer the game!! (This means going back and editing what I've got to make it all coolness and consistent. I've got more than a few plotholes in that fic
-EBA fic spinoffs: I've got one ready to write and one underway. I kinda like them both. Oh, and I've gotta add a note at the end of the first chapter of the one I've got for those who have no idea what the unit circle is XD
-WG: Still working on the Plant Talents and coloring in my Hard Dragon pic (which I'm coloring using the technique I discovered in Drawing I that I'm using because I don't wanna blend right now)
-AK: I've still got to try and start the next chapter. Sorry, Mustoshi and anyone else who reads it!!