May 18th, 2020 – Day 23

Long story short as to why I haven’t been updating is that this is the first non-blah day I’ve had in weeks. I have been keeping myself busy, though:

Iv’e taken up needle felting. A form of sewing wherein which you stab the wool into submission.

On the left is the image of my progress in the felt puppet. On the right is what I’m basing it on. The right pictures are of a character I made a couple years ago and made a paper puppet for. There name is Curiosity and the hold a special place in my heart.

In terms of my video game courses. I’ve completed the C# coding lesson on the first one, but I felt my focus slipping and decided to begin the Blender course. I didn’t get very far before I sunk into the blah feeling. Hoping to continue it soon.

I also came back to an older project I had. I making a Writing Journal for it in a little bit. I am lovingly calling it “Godhood Comes With Its Drawbacks”.

The plants are alright. Super healthy and such. Maybe a little too healthy. The blackberries have become completely overgrown in my absence to a cartoonishly absurd degree. The primo canes grew so tall, they’re now slouching over the rest of the plant. I’ll be dealing with this matter tomorrow. With pictures.

April 25, 2020 – Day 12

Skylar has started the Pokemon SWSH Nuzlocke challenge. I’m helping her of course, but I think she’ll do great considering she finished the game normally.

I’ve finished my first part of the Video Games for beginners course. I now “know” all the basics in C# coding. I’ll be learning to make my first crappy game next. Maybe I’ll start the Blender one as well.

My favorite TV show of all time, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has just started its second season and can’t be happier. Raisin Draxum as reluctant Dad #2 is great. Hoping for more episodes soon.

VG Idea #1 – Record Scratch

April 25, 2020

Idea: The game takes pace over three completely different storylines that follow the exact same set of characters (in terms of motivations and arcs). The last one follows a villain who, after being defeated, changes the ending. Altering every other timeline and causing a total eclipse the stories. The villains now are working together, while the heroes are struck ping ponging between their own single existence. The supporting cast of each story is unaware of what is going on. The rest of the game is separate supporting cast members helping the heroine save the day by fixing the timelines themselves.

Paranormal Horror Whodunnit

April 22, 2020

Idea: A game involving a detective agency in the paranormal field. Of sorts. Employees are paid to go to different locations, find out the reasoning behind unnatural phenomenon, and then exorcise whatever may be haunting the place. The company was founded to help ease spirits onto their next life as well as keep the public safe from what lies beyond the veil. However, as of recently, the company has gone under new management and seems to put more emphasis on the “pay” part of the work. Some of the phenomenon can actually be explained by logical deductioning.

Locations and Supernatural Phenomenon Present:

School

  • A school teacher that chases down tardy students on their way to class.
  • A football player that messes with equipment in the locker room and supposedly possesses those that aren’t taking fitness seriously
  • Lunch lady that swore an oath to feed all children. Angry with new lunch payment policies the school has enforced. Not actually harmful. Becomes ally.
  • A child. Just a child. A sad story about accidents and being pushed down some stairs.
  • An art student that writes over student made posters on the with criticisms

Small Lake

  • A murdered women who drags any unruly character into the water and nearly drowns them.
  • A fisherman that pushes others into the water and laughs
  • A giant goldfish
  • A siren living underneath the dock. In love with the tackle shop owner
  • A boat that’s haunted by someone killed by a snake. Stuck in the shallows.

Train

  • Made from part s of an older train that crashed and killed everyone on bored, it’s haunted by several spirits
  • Conductor. Creates a dimension wherein the passenger is transported to a lone car and asked for their ticket. If they don’t have it, they’re trapped within the car forever
  • Wait staff and passengers wait patiently and blankly for their next stop. Interaction with them results in some. unfortunate events

New Journal!

Developing A Video Game

I’m thinking a Witch Simulator of sorts. You play as a small Sprite that goes through the different aspects of being a witch. No plot of any sort. More of a completionist game with different objects to collect, animals to interact with, and recipes to make.

There’ll be different places to go to with different events and people to interact with.

And throughout the lands there will be different kinds of witches that can help you.

This is Adgartha and Herringbone, the Hat Witch and Dress Witch.

You use the stuff you make and learn to help others and sell to neighboring villages.

The running title is Witchery in Making. Of course this only a vague fluffy sense of identity in this game, but I’ll work on it.

April 21, 2020 – Day 9

God how fast time flies. Dads really enjoying Dragonball Z. Skylar’s waiting for us to be done with the Freiza saga, cuz I’m that’s when I’m going to show Dad the abridged series.

I’ve bought some online video courses for learning Unity. I’m thinking of making a game with their help. I’ll be posting my ideas for the story soon. I’m thinking an adventure farming sim.

April 13, 2020 – Day 1

This is my very first entry of my online journal. It feels very odd putting something on the internet like this. I’m actually a very private person, in regards to my online presence. I have no twitter, instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or any other kind of media account. I don’t really have a reason other than I don’t really have anything to say and I don’t really want to feel pressured into responding to my family’s posts. The reason why this has suddenly changed is because I’ve realized that I don’t really have anything to fill my day with. The Coronavirus is in full affect around the globe. People are dying. Barely anyone goes outside their homes. And it’s gotten very hard not to want to just sit down and cry at how bad the state of the world is and how I can only sit here and do nothing about it. So to distract myself from that line of thinking–this journal.

Let’s start out with what I have done today. It started out really nice. I got up and made myself food and took care of my plants. I’ll introduce them:

The Blackberry Empire

The Blackberry Empire. Completely isolated from the rest of the plants, they’re not very keen on being friends. The Empire is fully ready to kill any plant in their path towards yardal domination. Luckily they have been contained in a metal planter and any attempts at escape are quickly dealt with by yours truly. They await patiently for my guard to go down so they can strike against any nearby soil. Status: Contained, but full iron chlorosis imminent

Julia, The Sour Knight

The only line of defense against the Empire, Julia has taken on the task of keeping them at bay. She has fought long and hard to become worthy of the knighthood and intends to use her martial prowess to protect her king. Status: Healthy. New leaves are growing in beautifully. Flowers are in full bloom. No issues to be resolved

King Nicholas

King Nicholas the Meyer Lemon, Ruler over the Far Side of the Yard. He didn’t ask to be thrust into leadership so early in life. He only just started making lemons! But someone has to lead the garden plants. His rule has gone without a hitch. No wars or invasions. The Bees and Wasps have come and gone with their help in pollination and pest control. Although Nicholas fears he’ll only lead his small section of the Yard to ruin, he really is a good king. Status: Fine. Same as Julia. Nothing to worry about.

The Hillbilly Blackberries

Not the most ruly sort, the Hillbilly Blackberries are always ready for a fun time. They separate the Lemons and the Blueberries and honestly are just happy that no ones tried attacking them yet. They’re perfectly happy with where they are, though they sometimes wish they could show some of the other plants a good time. Status: Pretty alright. Lots of healthy growth. Some iron chlorosis.

The Blueberry Elite

Once a semblance of seven, they have now been whittled to only three. The Blueberry Elite are a proud family of hardworking and beautiful individuals that despise how easy the Meyer Lemons have it. The Lemons didn’t have to watch their family members dies around them as the wind dried their roots from safety. The Lemons don’t have to worry about sleeping during the winter and possibly never awaking again. They don’t have to deal with being cramped in one metal cube when some nice Terra-cotta was available. The three bitter siblings left alive are: Ricardo, Serenity, and Doomguy — whose walked through hell and returned in hopes of only to live in peace with their family. Status: Great. Full Bloom. Need bigger netting protection. Currently dealing with Ph imbalance

The Strawberry Folk by the Shade

The Strawberry Folk by the Shade are just here to have a good time and enjoy themselves while they can. Peace and goodwill and all that. Status: Good. Need to take a closer look for pests.

The Herb Gang

Completely unruly sort with no regards for the rules. The hang out in the outer edge of the Far Side of the Yard in order to stay out of the sight of the King Nicholas’ reign. It’s unclear whether they dislike him for the way he runs the Yard or if they just don’t like the monarchy in general. Status: Healthy

Esther

The newest member of the Meyer Lemon Royalty, Esther is compassionate and ready take on any challenge that faces her. Though she isn’t as strong as her brother, she’ll always be there for Nicholas when he needs her. Status: Right as rain. Slight Nitrogen deficiency. In need of a new pot.

That’s all of the currently growing plants so far. Theres some germinating spinach, broccoli, chives, okra, peppers, and tomatoes next to the patio, but you don’t need to see pictures of dirt for that. Taking care of my plants was the entirety of my day. Now I’m writing in this journal.

I suppose the next thing I should write about is what’s been happening so far, that isn’t in regards to the pandemic. I’ve been playing A Hat in Time. A very cute and creative game that’s made me want to make my own. Alas, however, I don’t have the technological capacities to take on such a goal. That doesn’t mean I can’t still plan like I do. I’ve also finally started play Bioshock Infinite with Dad and Skylar. I think Dad likes it. The games far more cinematic than what I’ve shown him previously. I watched the Sonic the Hedgehog movie with Dad as well. It was very stupid, but made me happy all the same.

I’ve been getting an urge to begin doing art again, but where to point myself is the difficult part. I’ll try exploring that after I finish this entry. I think I’m going to make separate journals for different parts of my life. One for the day-to-day, one for gardening, and another for my artistic endeavors. I think that’s everything I want to write down for today.