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Awesome day. Yet. Boring day.

Briefly toyed around with FLStudio. Drew some Puppysmiles. Washed clothes. Spent most of the day having fun on the #FalloutEquestria IRC channel chat.  Tried a 20 minute fic-writing challenge which can be found here: http://www.revelromp.com/?p=46 Finished reading Fallout Equestria: Better Days up to current chapter (So I went from 7-12.) Read Fallout Equestria: The Long Winter chapters 1 and 2.

Confirmed for FoE PnP session this Wednesday afternoon. Hopefully I won’t ruin everything. Also confirmed a meeting this Wednesday night with the RA, which means I have to leave the play session early. And that’s gonna be awkward and not leave a great first impression. I also got to chat lots and lots with one of my favorite FoE  sidestory authors who had a day off today, and ramble a bit with another FoE sidestory author who experiments with lotsa things and is neat. I had fun, but don’t feel like I got much done.

I kinda didn’t feel like doing the daily blogpost today, but I guess I kinda like typing. Or something. And WordPress’s drag and drop upload is very convenient.

 

Pipbuck

(I cheated and actually spent 23 minutes on this.)

As I glanced at the gift, then back to the mare who was offering it to me, I felt an odd shiver run down my spine. Like something was wrong about this, to be accepting what amounted to a symbol of adulthood with all the trappings of a friendly birthday exchange. I knew what it was before I unwrapped it.

A Pipbuck.  A slim, sleek pink ring of heavily enchanted plastic, measure to right right around a pony’s foreleg. Three large balloon-shaped buttons: two blue sandwiching the yellow in the middle of the row. A clear-as-ice rotillary dial flush with the upper rim. A particularlly shiny and oh-so-eyecatching section of the panel which was clearly intended to reduce that area’s magical insulation.

“Happy Birthday, Memory Editor! And congratulations on getting your cutie mark. You’re now officially an adult member of this Stable!” I thought Code Breaker, and how proud she’d be. I thought of Game Shark, and how he’d mouth off at length about the technical features of the device, and explaining how grateful I should be that such things were around for mere ponies to experience. I felt cold again. My unease must have been showing, as Catch Exception spoke up.

“I know it’s hard, having to do this so soon, but you’ll be fine. It’s in your blood. They would be proud. ” As if I didn’t know.  “And you’re not being given this to replace them-” Oh really? Then why me? Why today? “- but you have a special task ahead of you today that calls for your particular talent.” So you want meme to do what my Mom used to do? How swell. Wait, that’s not how this ceremony usually goes.

“Wait, what?” I started to slip the Pipbuck onto my hoof. It slipped smoothly up my left foreleg until I stopped. I felt a brief squeeze as the resizing talisman worked its magic, then a momentary prick, a small electric tingle that ran from my hoof to my heart then all around. And there went the overlays, one after another, displays informing me of my physical condition, my equipment, and a compass all started to pop into view with a rosey pink tint. Just like in the simulator, but quite a bit faster.

“Head to room 2B. From there, you’ll get your house-clone, your next special present, and from there just do what your Pipbuck says. ”

New Quest Added: Cheaters Never Prosper

Objective: Report to room 2B to be given your next parting gift and instructions. Good luck, Emmy.

“Well, fragbasket!”

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Memo: THERE ARE NO BUSSES ON THE 1PM HOUR ON WEEKENDS. Also. Dunno if I wanna do dailys on weekends.

Little to report.

Met with SSE  teammate at 4 worked out a game idea and collaborative Google Doc in 1.5h in the library. Some concept notes. I need to scan the hand-written notes.

Chatted up a few fellows on Fimfiction. Got hyped about FoE Better Days again. Paused my reread of PH and Heroes to read chapters 7 and 8 of Better Days. They’re neat characters, and kinda remind me of the chars in FoE Ashes.

Wrote a few paragraphs from the perspective of a mid-war Ministry of Morale worker tearing himself down for young ponies, but trying to build himself up with a moral pillar from what must be his virtue. Hesitant to continue writing it or release it for the questionable subject matter.

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Pretty much played Awesomenauts all day long. Made it to Prestige 7.  Tried to draw a griffon. It didn’t go great.

 

Mental images that sound pretty: Cheerleader Puppysmiles, Pokey Pierce playing with balloons, the light side of MoM  (at a party?), balloonygriffon.

Things I am not even bothered about drawing right now: Any of the above.

 

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Spent six hours working on a Candy.Red Q-Type prototype in Unity. Nothing polished, but I think it gets across general the idea of what kind of game I’m trying to make. In its current state, the most fun thing to do is to knock the attacking block high up into the air and try to meet up up and knock it around some more.

Did some doodles on the bus. I’ll post those later. Reread FoE Heroes from mid chapter 7 to the start of 10. 9 has the first time inside Clips and Clops, though he had been seen from outside prior.  9 is also where a certain weapon gets its name. 9 is also where a certain pair of ponies were dresses. It’s a fun chapter. I thought I had more to say about it, but it slipped from my mind.

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candy_red Qtype

I made a somewhat ponified quadruped version of Candy.Red as part of my pitch for Games Programming II.

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Tried to draw Puppysmiles drunk from licking too much salt based on some IRC chat I missed while at classes. It didn’t go great.

Met with SSE group to schedule when to meet and discussed game concepts that we could make. Met with advisor to get a DER in person. Forgot to get it SIGNED. Applied for graduation. There’s something weird with my credit thanks to my transferring in so I may end up having to petition for that.

Did some pencil doodles during class. Did not scan them.

Lost track of my PH reread. I think I’m somewhere in chapter 39 now? Started listening to FoE Heroes again during lunch breaks. Started on chapter 5 three days ago. Back up to chapter 7 now… or is it 9? Whichever one where Silver fights the really bad guy after getting caught doing work for the mustangs. Stopped not long after she finished fithing the big guy in the cage match and then was reminded that she had a job to finish.

Retl Compendium: The Four Elements

Everything in this world is of Balloon. All things take from balloon ofthe four elementsFwoomphThrrrubSqueak, and Bang.

Fwoomph is the most common element, that of animation.

Thrrrub is common, the element of action and reaction.

Squeak is the element of flexibility and adaptivity, free to express in several ways and often accompanied with Thrrrub.

Bang is the most volatile and definitive element, that of influence,force, and power. It is scarce and often feared.

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Finally scanned these pencil sketches. I’ll probably do a Tumblr post about it in a second. Also have some pics on my EP121 that I need to get on-site.

Got my clothes back. Read the current chapter of Project Horizons 3 more times. Went to Multimedia, Robotics, and Senior Software Engineering.  Now have a group for SSE and we’re all games track, so we can make a game for that project. Gotta make a pitch and get a group for Games Programming II (I’ve got an idea. Just need to commit it to page). Not sure how group-assignment will work for Robotics and Multipedia. I’ll worry about those when I get there.

Bought Icebreakers mints. They taste nice.

Gonna resume PH reread at some point.

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