Politics / Desk set up better

Jul. 26th, 2017 12:30 pm
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Ugh, politics have been particularly horrifying the last few days. Just e-mailed my senator yet again. (Seattle people: Link is here. Heard a while back that e-mails to this senator ARE useful, not just phonecalls. https://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme)


Just got my new monitor stand set up on my desk! It's a monitor arm that holds the monitor up off the desk a bit, but it's freed up enough desk space that I can have my drawing tablet and knitting machine both set up on my desk at the same time, which is great. Having things set up in front of me prompts me to use them, so not being able to have both set up at once was interfering with some things.

Want to get back into digital drawing, still doing the art challenge but have been mostly writing or doodling on paper. But there are some new character designs I have that I really need to work on, and digital is the way to go for that.


Building and Reorganizing

Jul. 25th, 2017 12:49 pm
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 [Umbra] Since our recent vacation required us to ride in a car for a combined total of 30 hours, we have had a lot of time to sort out this system and its workings. We had already drafted a rule system and means of governance and operation, but a sudden influx of previously hidden system members forced us to pause and put things to the side. Given our relative stability and the excess of time presented to us, we've built a solid foundation for the future functioning and exploration of the system.

Our model is one of membership. Newly discovered headmates are not considered system members until they agree to follow our rules and code of conduct. Once they join the system, they are allowed such privileges as partial ownership of the body, a place in our meetings, and the freedom to pursue external interests. If a headmate refuses to follow the rules (most of which are simple things such as "do not harm others without provocation" or "do not lie without cause"), they choose to be excluded from our workings (that being said, sooner or later people always realize the benefit of aligning themselves with us and join at a later date). Since putting this system into place, we've refined some of the more chaotic aspects of our life as multiple.

[Quinn] We're also designing a new headspace, since the old one is too small now (and imo it was kinda shitty and warped). The thing is, our new internal architect is a nine year old child. Our happy-go-lucky little kid Walnut decided they liked the idea of building a cool new place for us, so we decided "why not?" and gave them the reins. They weren't sure how or where to start at first, but they found inspiration from a source we didn't expect. Long story short, we live in the Great Tree of Ga'Hoole now, though we should probably give it a different name :p

Also, interestingly enough, one of us seems to have the personality traits required to be a skilled social fronter. They're an extrovert with a killer sense of style and it would be interesting to see them in action, especially since I haven't talked to them much. Their name's Rhavonn and they're gonna be the main front for a day or two, just to see what they can do. Personally, I'm excited, cuz I won't have to deal with exhausting social stuff all the time. 

Getting Struccessed

Jul. 24th, 2017 08:16 pm
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I think between me and my sister we have been working ourselves to the bone, and it's extremely obvious from the state of the apartment. I'm feeling like it's starting to pay off, like I have some visibility, more people are paying attention, and now I just need to deliver, but I'm so tired from hustling, working on projects that aren't producing immediate results, and trying to handle my everyday life on top of that, that I don't have the time or energy to pull it off.

Wake up, take meds, drink breakfast, get immediately to work.
Take break, use break to work on music, do the social, hustle.
Work more.
Use lunch to hustle more. Talk to games people. Make good impressions.
Work more.
Work on music. Hustle. Work on music. Hustle. Hustle. Hustle.
Make dinner. Find time to relax. Can't relax.
Hang out with sister. Hang out with room mate. Too strung out. Not fun to be around.
Say I'm going to bed. Do more social. Hustle.
Finally pass out.
Burn out. Don't do anything except enough work to not get yelled at.
Forget to take lunch.
Can't make dinner.
Hang out. Too tired. Not fun to be around.
Decide to take a shower for the first time in days.
Hate self.
~50% probability I actually shaved.
~15% chance I actually bathed.
Have an emotional outburst.
Fall asleep a few hours early or 5+ hours late.
Be garbage and do nothing. Cry about it.
Sleep more.
Start back at the top, gotta do more hustling.

I'm trying to be better about things, take breaks, eat enough, drink water, take care of myself, because I know crunch is bad, but it's hard to remember that when all I see is time being taken away from things that put me closer to doing what I want to be doing.

I want so badly to be able to do game music for a living.

In slightly related news...

A Commodore 64
A Nintendo Famicom
Famicom Player One ControllerFamicom Player Two Controller
A Nintendo Entertainment SystemA RetroUSB PowerPack
A Nintendo GameBoy with the word 'boy' crossed out and 'Enby' written next to it in dark purple sharpie, which is sitting next to a novelty wallet of identical appearance, and a business card in retro pixel style with the same appearance.

I now own all of the popular retro game sound chips, but for all except the GameEnby I lack some critical component to get it working properly, so I STILL have money to spend.

NES - This one is actually the easiest and most difficult. I bought it on eBay, it lists as having a new 72-pin connector (it does), and the seller was very adamant about using clean cartridges or it'll mess up the connector, but when I got and opened the box there was a dead bug sitting on it and everything inside reeked of old stale cigar smoke. Apparently a cloud of tobacco smoke isn't a big deal, but don't put in a dirty cart or you'll ruin it! At some point I'm going to have to scrub the casing by hand because even the controllers are nasty.

C64 - The power supply is dying, but it's not critical at the moment as it's only at ~5.2v, so that can wait, but I have no way of loading any software on to the dang thing! There are various solutions, so I just have to hunt one down and spend money on it and then wait for it to show up, but that's even more money. I also need to get a video cable for it, but that shouldn't be too hard.

Famicom - This one is the worst of them all. I got this for its compatibility with external sound modules (though technically the NES can use external sound modules with some slight hardware modifications I'm unwilling to make). Somehow I even managed to track down a game that uses the external sound module I like, the VRC6. The issue is that currently there's only one person who makes hardware for playing music on the Famicom that also utilises external sound modules, and they do not ship outside of Japan, and I'm not even 100% sure the units are still available. It's the TNS-HFC5 (the player) and the TNS-HFX4 (the external sound module loader), which would cost me a few hundred bucks not counting the shipping and whatever other fees I'd have to pay to con someone into buying that for me and sending it to me.

So I've spent all of this time and money and can't use ANY of it.

...but people seem to really like my chiptunes, they like the novelty of seeing the old hardware, and I really enjoy making music in a limited medium, so I've given up on my problematic inclinations of writing "real music" and leaned into it.

I just hope this pays off soon.

New bookshelf!

Jul. 23rd, 2017 10:11 pm
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Guess who salvaged a raw wood bookshelf off the side of the road today?  Really nice one too!  It just needed a quick wash, barely any dust or cobwebs on it at all.  Solid wood, no back, but well-built and surprisingly light!  Maybe one of the neighbor people made it, and decided they didn't want it anymore?

Anyway, I've given it to Sneak.  I'll get zer a new thing of gel medium or ModPodge  or something, and ze plans to decorate it like ze did the last one.  Ze's pretty psyched!

I feel like a successful big brother today.  Also a successful cheapskate.


Rule update

Jul. 23rd, 2017 06:21 pm
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Jul. 23rd, 2017 05:22 pm
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Into the Depths

Jul. 18th, 2017 03:40 pm
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 [Lucida] We're getting back into dream work again. Dreams used to hold incredible significance to us, but we've let them fall to the wayside. We haven't put effort into recalling our dreams all summer until this morning, when I woke up instead of Quinn. Thw importance of these dreams aren't about symbolism or interpretation or anything like that. It's about our system.

Last night's dream was Crimson's. We don't know much about him except that he's vulgar and a potential threat to others, but by examining his dream, we've learned more about how he thinks and how he sees other people. Dreams are also the way one of our deeper and more Lovecraftian system members, Deimos, prefers to communicate with us. According to Pheasant, Deimos knows things the rest of us don't, and dreams are currently the only safe way to obtain that knowledge.

Lucid dreaming is also a goal of ours, if only for fun and games. It could be useful for system stuff too,  but we're more looking forward to exploring fantastic landscapes and doing all sorts of incredible stuff x)

Gravity Falls Filk: Pure Of Heart

Jul. 17th, 2017 07:27 pm
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On tumblr, I use the tag 'IMPURE OF HEART' to describe that super-gross identity politics all about conspicuously performing virtue.  Someone showed me this filk of the Gravity Falls episode 'The Last Mablecorn,' called Pure Of Heart and I thought folks here might enjoy it.


Lyrics behind cut )

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Jul. 17th, 2017 06:44 am
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Jul. 15th, 2017 03:06 am
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idk how i feel about it yet im just gonna post it before i change my mind

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Jul. 14th, 2017 06:45 am
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i tried again

my Favorite Person )

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Jul. 13th, 2017 05:17 pm
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I keep messing up my own memories. I forgot that I haven't seen my "dad" since I was 5. For some reason I thought I was with him longer, I keep thinking that this body's dad is my dad. I can't remember my dad when I was 5 that well, but I have negative feelings about him. 
This body's dad grabbed me when I was fronting and started to brush our hair, I panicked and had to get out of the front. I wish that this body's dad would leave me alone. 
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