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61  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 17, 2016, 05:19:15 PM
I have a mixed bristle brush with a wooden handle. These supposedly work well for most hair types, but are especially good for long straight hair like mine.
62  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 17, 2016, 05:01:08 PM
^I have a lot of those types in my family, my parents included... It did set an example though, as in, how to not do things.

Speaking of finances, I bought myself a new hairbrush. Spent a little over 15 on it, which I think is expensive for a hairbrush. At first I thought I was just being stupid for indulging in something like this, but I love my new brush. I've had it for two weeks now, and my hair is so soft and smooth. And before, brushing was just a thing that needed to be done, but now I enjoy brushing my hair. It's great stress relief. (And fortunately, my hair is stupidly long, meaning there is plenty to brush.)
63  The Rest / General Discussions / The great pet thread on: June 17, 2016, 04:04:02 PM
Lots of serious discussions in haps right now, so... pets! Cuddly wuddly pets! Show yours now!

Here are my two rabbits, Bunny & Senka:

They spend a lot of time glued together. Bunbun is a fluffy goofball, Sen is a cute little ball of issues. And no, I don't know why Senka is curled up like a dog/cat.

Fun fact: the fur of rabbits like Sen gets darker as it gets colder. Point colouration like this is a form of partial albinism in which the melanine doesn't activate at normal body temperatures. Extremities are typically colder than body temperature, so you do see colour there. Animals with this colouration might get darker in winter and lighter in summer. Bun mostly sits near Sen's left shoulder and as a result, her right shoulder is somewhat darker than the left.

This is my cat.

She's 15 and lives with my parents. Like most of the pets I've ever owned, she has a difficult personality. We blame it on my sister's old dog.

Speaking of my sister, here's one of her two darling little princesses (playing with a cat toy I made):

64  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 16, 2016, 03:34:46 PM

This is sort of what I've settled on for now. I just want to find a job where I'm at a desk during typical work hours and can come home and eat dinner with my family and can take the weekend to do stuff I want to do. The problem is finding one WHILE suffering through this job and while also not losing my mind completely.

That's a good goal. It's realistic, which means the odds of reaching it are in your favor. I really hope you get a job like that soon.

65  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 16, 2016, 03:14:59 PM

@Tomara: This is my biggest problem. I DON'T have even a vague idea of what direction I want my life to take. I'm not really passionate about anything. Folks always say "well you're passionate about video games," except I play and talk about video games for the same reason some folks drink, because for a brief moment life doesn't feel like a hopeless void.


If you want to keep videogames as a hobby, keep videogames as hobby. For some reason I turned nearly all my hobbies into sorta-work, and it's not all that great.

As for what you should do... I know there's this big push for individuality, making a difference and having a grand purpose, but personally, I think it's enough to have a job you don't mind and live a happy life surrounded by the people you care about. Having a job you love is a way to have a fulfilling life, sure, but I believe it's far from the only way.
66  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 16, 2016, 01:46:53 PM

That's some shitty lottery you're winning, Dagg...
67  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 16, 2016, 12:18:26 PM

Been talking to family lately about how I've been feeling for months now that nothing in my life makes it worth living, but they don't seem too bothered by it. Apparently I just need to "set goals for myself." Which is exactly what the three therapists I've seen in the last couple years have told me before I realized they weren't really listening.

'Set goals' is such useless advice. I mean, setting goals is easy. You just have to have an atleast vague idea of what you want; know what direction you want to go in. Figuring out which steps to take and then taking said steps is the hard part. That's the part everyone struggles with. The people who say 'just set some goals' have probably never felt what's like to have your path blocked and then having to struggle to find a new route, or a new goal doesn't make everything you just did pointless.

My advice: uh, take things one step at a time, I guess?
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 15, 2016, 05:04:09 PM
Oh, hey, they just added me to the guild's Whatsapp group! ... Only it's the one for junior archers... What kind of impression am I making? I'm also older than I look, thank you very much!

I get paid enough to eat luxuriously (I could probably eat restaurant every day) but I pretty much buy mundane stuff and eat frugal home cooked meals.

I think I'd get bored of restaurant food very soon despite the great variety available. Or maybe I just prefer being in full control of ingredients, portion size and so on. Probably that. That and being able to curl up on the couch with a pizza or a big pile of stamppot. Can't really do that in a restaurant.

I was thinking that about my Facebook statuses one time.  I define my life as:

I don't really use facebook, but looking at my recent posts here, my life currently consists of:
-complaining about unreliable coworkers
-anime conventions
-a terribly awkward attempt at romance

... Could be worse.
69  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 15, 2016, 04:21:57 PM
Then find a way to make it more interesting?

I don't get paid for another 6 days, so I got creative with cheap ingredients for food to feed the both of us for a week. I actually find that sort of creativity fun. I can make a lot of delicious food out of nothing, the joys of being able to cook.

That's basically me most of the month (though now it's mostly because I've gotten used to being frugal). Sometimes I try to vary my meals as much as possible, like... Okay, both miso and tofu are on sale. That's good, I'll use some of the tofu for the soup and save the rest for curry. Oh, spring onions and mushrooms! Those are just begging to go into the soup, and the leftovers can easily be used for omelette-like food. Maybe I'll eat the omelette like a burger instead of with rice, because hey, I need bread anyway...

Other times it's more like: Canned tomatoes are cheap. The veggies I like are in season. Hello, pasta dishes and tomato soup. For the next two weeks.

Anyway... I have regrets. I knew I gave my muscles a work-out last weekend, because of the whole 'lugging heavy stuff around a convention building that loves stairs way too much' thing. (And don't mind it, because I'm halfway to being used to it and I like impressing people with my ability to carry things. "I'm stronger than I look! (And you're a wuss!)" Then I fired an arrow and felt everything flare up. ... And then I got 2 hours of practice in anyway, because I'm not a weakling who admits defeat to a practice bow (and shooting it way too much fun!). So, yeah, I'm going to be sore.

70  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 14, 2016, 04:32:46 PM
where we pushed two full sized beds together to form one giant "superbed"

That sounds amazing... Seriously, it does. My bed is technically large enough to share, but I love my space (and pillows, and extra blanket, and yeah, the stuffed animals, too, I guess), so... yeah, that set-up sounds good to me.
71  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 14, 2016, 02:51:14 AM


You've got a fancy gaming PC and the first thing you do is play a Dutch indie game? That is awesome :D

Here's a fun fact: Renowned Explorers: International Society is an acronym. 'Reis' means 'journey' in Dutch.
72  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 13, 2016, 04:05:51 AM
So... I'm back from the covnention... It was... Work, mostly. My Saturday ended up being 13 hours of work. I'm not even sure I had dinner that day. I remember eating a riceball for late lunch... Oh, yeah, wait, I had some green tea ice cream in the evening! ... I had ice cream for dinner...

However, the more immature thing I did was being nearly kicked out from a 18+ event, because the stewards guarding the door thought I looked like a minor. I thought it was a joke at first as there are plenty of volunteers that know my face, but it turned out they were serious.

As for the, eh, romance thing... I didn't make a move (I think). I had always so much work to do, the mood was never quite right. Plus, we did have a long talk about relationships (because we're at that age were everyone around us is getting married and having children), and she said she enjoys being single and has no intention to change that anytime soon. This was after she fed me stroopwafel, so I dunno, it was kind of confusing. I mean, sometimes female friends just are that close. On the other hand, some of our friends attending a panel we were both in commented there was a lot of subtext between us. Basically, my very limited love life is still a bad fanfic.
73  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 10, 2016, 03:37:23 AM
I turn 30 this year...

The RPGFan community is getting old :P

I hit 30 next year. We should start a club--we can call it the Aging Archery Enthusiasts.

And refer to ourselves as old men and women? Do we wear our hair in pineapple-like ponytails?
74  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 08, 2016, 04:24:29 PM
I think I made a friend o_o

A little while ago, I started going to the local guild because I really missed archery. I postponed this decision for the longest time, because I feared it would be mostly men, and that turned out to be mostly true. However, today we couldn't use the range for a bit because people had to use the storage rooms, and me and this other girl started talking. Turns out we have a lot in common (bow preference aside - she likes traditional stuff, I stick to recurve, but hey, atleast she doesn't shoot compound! :P). Pets (rabbits), books and series (fantasy, historical stuff), other hobbies (crochet)... We're also the ones that get the most practice in. I wonder if she likes games... I should ask next time.

One little problem, though... She's still in high school. I hope I don't scare her off when she hears my age. I mean, if she's like most people, she's estimated me at college age, 25 at most. I turn 30 this year...

Edit: Damnit, I want to go to bed soon, but I'm not tired yet because 1) I had a really good time this evening and 2) for some reason, I feel the need to contemplate every shot where I made an obvious mistake. I know I shouldn't expect too much after that long break, and the practice bow I'm using won't ever be as accurate as what I used to use, but... Man, I wish I could use the range several days a week.
75  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 07, 2016, 04:50:29 PM
The actualy reason for that name is kind of sad, though. Senka's old partner died right around Christmas and he had these cute tiger stripes. The night he died I dreamt about how he was gone and that we'd never watched the final episode of Tiger & Bunny together. I woke up around 5 AM and got up just in case, and yeah, he was gone... Two weeks later, I went to look for a new rabbit that'd be willing to put up with Senka's difficult personality, found Bunny and just kinda went with the flow. They lived happily ever after.
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