Deflation

Jan. 25th, 2010 05:58 am
everlastingsoul: (FF7 - Rufus back from the dead)
Ugh. Well, ending the weekend on a blah note is pretty telling for the upcoming week. I'm in charge of managerial duties while my manager is on PTO, and I received e-mails on Saturday from designers already requesting alerts when I'm finished editing files due this next Friday. Good grief. I've never flagged so many e-mails in my entire career as I have in the last two months.

Travian's s5 war wrapped up at long last. FUSE (Fully United SE quadrant, headed by the former PD meta) built their World Wonder to level 100 first. Everyone in the Outlaws started sending out their goodbyes and congratulations for making the full 300-day commitment. Thanks, Sapph, for dualing with me for the last ... how many months? Five? Nearly half the game, or maybe even longer. I ended with 20 villages, in the top 700 players on the server, and with over 57k troops left in reserve.

I was happy to get messages from other alliance-mates who knew I had been with the alliance since the beginning of the server. I'm so proud we finished third in the game, even if I was an overstressed diplomat and lousy leader.

I'm not playing Travian for a long, long time, though. Keeping up with it has burned me out continuously.

Except I can't blame it for this funk I've slipped in since Sunday. Travian goodbyes were actually the highlights of the day. The quietness led to me contemplating if I should spend less time online. Hrm...
everlastingsoul: (Albert - Stargazer)
Oh hell yeah. That was the most satisfying defense I've ever done in Travian. Never mind I had to dodge the final attack because my hero was reduced to 1% health, but that was still awesome. ^^

Been playing a lot of Dynasty Warriors lately, when I'm not over at my parents' house. Kinda want to play the PS2 Dynasty Warriors 6, if simply because I want to play Cao Pi in Musou Mode. I need to buy Dynasty Warriors 5 also. In the mean time, I need to finish the Wei campaign in Warriors Orochi 2 and level Zhang Liao on DW6. I hate how almost everyone looks in DW6. :\ Especially Liu Bei.

And I've been playing RO on a pserver. I like how I always create Albert, Shin, and Lucifer as my first three characters, even if I ... haven't touched Albert or Lucifer yet. I'm using my archers first even though I like magic users more.
everlastingsoul: (Digimon - Ken kneels by Wormmon)
Travian stress. Will not go into it. Hopefully the intervention from my other server leader will help me stop stressing over the damn game. If not? Maybe I'll just freaking delete and leave the group to wallow except I'd feel pretty guilty about it.

Fanfiction archiving. I've made a community, [livejournal.com profile] edges_of_sanity, for the slow archiving of all my fanfics. I've got several oneshots uploaded now. The multichapter fics are going to be the ones that make me want to kick things. Donkey Madness and Darkness Bloom skdflsdkfjsldf

Because I don't want to do my work right now, I'm going to make a list of all the fandom characters I've ever RPed -- through LJ, e-mail, or IM. I've probably done this before, but meh. Updating it.

RPed Characters )
everlastingsoul: (FF7 - Sephiroth evil never dies)
Since I've never talked about it, some belated stuff...

Valentine's Day event @ Luceti: Walter/Leon. Sephiroth/Albert. Reno/Ruto. Yes. Hilarious, hot, and snarky. I'm glad that people started shipping them right after that event -- there's nothing that I find more flattering in RP than playing characters well enough to get people to stalk them. ^^ Even though I think my Reno is sub-par. *winces*

ToDR: I need to get back involved here, at least a little. :|; I guess it doesn't help that my Tales muses are currently few and quiet. Oddly enough, my most recent activity was a fail thread with a Casey RPer. *winces again* Ugh, I shouldn't be RPing Yeager at all.

Travian: So I've gotten roped into playing the leader of a top 10 alliance while the leader is busy IRL. I don't like it; I hate doing all of this IGMing and looking up players who try to apply into the alliance. Hopefully I won't have to deal with applications now that I'm in talks with a small group who Wow together and want to be in a Travian alliance together. I'm really understating the amount of stress this game is giving me. :|;;

LORD: I've been playing it again! I don't really ... know why, but I felt like getting into it. I think this is the most I've stayed with a single character. Pfft. Maybe I'll get to change classes and soon.

Caesar: I'm such a weirdo when it comes to RPing Albert and Caesar. I love the interactions, and I'm sad to lose another Caesar to interact with. :( Oh well. It's okay. Albert's got some great interactions over in Luceti. I can't wait until he gets to talk to Genis in-depth about Raine's ... issues.

Real life: ...Really, not exciting at all and for once, I'm glad about it. I spent three weeks with my parents, and now I'm back at the apartment with my brothers. I think we're going to get snow this weekend? And I believe we're also going to go snowboarding.
everlastingsoul: (FF7 - Reno & Rude having fun)
Fffff... Probably old news to some people, but Advent Children Complete? Hell yeah, Rude with a bazooka! It's nice to see Tseng a little more too, but Rude with a bazooka. Reno and Rude being completely badass in the helicopter. Maybe it's a good thing I never got the original Advent Children movie. :| I want this.

In other news... Hmmm. I've got almost all of my papers to do my taxes; just waiting for the paperwork for my bank CD. I never want to take the time to actually do them, even though they've been relatively simple because I've just been working one job. I guess last year was the first time I collected from two W2s, moving from school research to my internship. And now, for 2008, I moved from my internship to my contractor work. And I'm still wondering if I'm going to end up owing taxes just because those two tax brackets may be totally different. I don't know how the firm projects how much a contractor makes in a year when projects may pay different rates. I guess they may still have a bracket for a "junior grade technical editor" and work off of that. Blah blah blah...

Spending this week at my parents' house; got a doctor's appointment in the middle of the week, so I need to stay in town for it. Little sister doesn't have school tomorrow/today, so we'll just hang out while I'm not working. I'll probably end up avoiding watching her play Persona 3; she's near the end already, and I kinda want to watch the ending for myself. :|;;

I started up on a S5 on Travian earlier this week with some veterans from other servers. I've got six alliance and confederacy members in my 7x7, and they've cleared all of the surrounding villages, so I can farm without losing troops. I'm psyched that the alliance I'm in is ranked first on the server; I've never been an alliance that's dominated a server before, so it's awesome to see how real players coordinate attacks. I've also got the leader's ear because we met on another server on an alliance that is struggling along; he liked my levelheadedness and playing style, so he invited me to join him while he gathered other players he's played with. He'd told me before that he had successfully led strong alliances on other servers, but holy crap, rank 1 blows my mind. And I'm the alliance diplomat, so I get to negotiate nonaggression pacts (NAPs) and confederation deals.

Some of the sadder application attempts I received yesterday (read from bottom up):

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Athena wrote:

Sorry man, come back when you learn to make complete sentences.
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quebecois wrote:

hey men plzzz y resting a place with me in this aliance


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Athena wrote:

Sorry, but no. Come back when you've learned some tact and have a better alliance.
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bigfoot42_ wrote:

can we make conferations plz


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So I'm basically the alliance strategist, telling all of these peons "Hell no, we don't need you or your alliance -- you're dead weight in our total quadrant takeover" (but always more eloquently written). I feel like a damn Silverberg.

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