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So I just came back from my 2 week excursion to the SOAR program, and I managed to have a great time while I was over there. And I learned a few things over there. But the one thing that is revelent in this discussion is that I had an appithiny: I don't feel like writing Video Game fanfiction if no one here (Shout-out to Michael, the one guy who constantly comments on my things) is willing to comment on the things I work on. I don't try to work on things that not many people are going to comment on it.

That, and I admit that I simply don't have the time I used to have in order to play a game, come up with a plot line, and then write it on either here or fanfiction.net, hoping that I at least get one review that justifies what I've written thus far. I like hearing what people have to say, so hearing nothing means to me that I'm just talking to a freakin wall here. That won't stop me from actually trying to write stories though.

I am working on something, but I'm not finished coming up with a plot yet. I have a basic idea, but other than that, I don't have much that is considered to be along the lines of a finished plot line yet.

Another idea I've had is making fun of video games and their mechanics by using in-universe stories to explore what it would look like, but I'm still trying to find a good starting point, along with finding a fanbase that will actually follow me on certain...controversial video game stories (Black Ops III, Legend of Legacy, etc.).
  • Watching: The 90's
So, I'm going to go on a vacation from now till the 22nd, so I might not be able to check on here as much.

Yeah, nothing else to say really.
  • Playing: Xcom: Enemy Within
Remember that XCOM Playthrough thing that I dropped because it didn't receive enough volunteers? Well guess what I decided to revive.

If you want to join in on the fun, see the related journal.
So, I decided I wanted to bring back something I tried before, but couldn't get done because of a lack of attention. So let me state the rules here:

1. It's a Marathon play through, which means that gameplay is significantly longer than a normal game, so you'd better be prepared for a looooong war.

2. Training Roulette is turned on. Which means that abilities are randomized (excluding the initial abilities, the squad sight/snap shot abilities for snipers, and MEC's), so if you get an ability you don't like, TOO BAD!

3. Ironman. That is all.

4. You can submit characters (limit: 6 at a time) to this project as long as you comment below. HOWEVER, if I find that you aren't taking the bios seriously enough (or it just doesn't make sense in-universe), then that character will not appear as a solder.

Now, here's how the application for your character(s) should look like-

•Name (limit of 15 characters)

•Age

•Gender

•Race

•Hair Color (if I can't find it in-game, I'll find something close to it)

•Hair Style (if I don't find it in-game, I'll find something closer. Note: if you're going to wear a helmet, try to find something that's possible. So hairstyles that go past the shoulder area if wearing nothing [or a hat], and nothing elaborate for helmet wearers)

•(Optional) Requested Helmet/Hat (note: some helmets may not be available until certain armors are researched)

•(Male only, optional) Facial hair

•(Optional) Preferred color of armor (Note: if not available, I'll find something closer to it)

•Preferred style of combat (Aggressive, Passive, Stealthy, Pragmatic, Explosive, Scout, Medic, Rifleman)

•Bio




I won't start until there's at least four of both genders, as Marathon disables the tutorial.



One final matter: Would you like the commander to be an OC, or decided based on Rank, Mission Experience, and Kills combined?
  • Playing: Xcom: Enemy Within
I decided to go through my gallery to see what I was doing in the past, and ended up finding a lot of things that I forgot (for one reason or another). So...why not list my opinion on them?

-Lucas Pearl Rival (MOTHER 3/Pokemon Pearl crossover): Easily the only work that anybody recognizes that I've done, it's easily the one I worked on the most. At 9 chapters, the origional draft also holds the honor of the longest fanfic I've done before abandoning it. While I may reboot it in the future, Claus and Felicia from the origional draft will always be remembered as characters I've loved to write.

-Tourist (Final Fantasy Saga?) The referances to other things are a wig of my maturity back then. Also, I wasn't sure what I was trying to accomplish with this. My first attempt at a video game multiverse, it was pretty much doomed from the start.

-Game masters: While slightly better, it was still doomed overall. Not much else I can say about it.

-Valhalla's ruse (Yggdra Union[XHALO]): Yes, Elliott was supposed to be a UNSC marine. No, I didn't think about making his origins in a clever way. While I had worked on the plot, I ultimately abandoned it because I didn't like the amount of work it would've been. If you want to talk to me about the intended plot, you're more than happy to PM me about it.

-Requiem's Gift (HALOXFire Emblem: Awakening[XLive A eviLXEtrian Odyssey]: And off the bat, this looks like a lot. And, well, it kind of was. But I actually stopped working on it because I was waiting for HALO 5 to come out and see how it went. My god, what a horrible mistake. Thankfully, it's on the list of rebooted fanfics to work on. The Live A eviL thing will have an explanation, while I may just cut out the Etrian Odyssey thing entirely.

-The Butterfly, the Doctor, and the Ethereal (Star vs the forces of Evil/XCOM): Origionally, the title was in Spanish, as a referance to both Delta-2 (who is Argintinian), and to Marco Diaz. However, I couldn't find the courage to finish it, so I gave permission to the guy I wrote most of the plot with to do his own take. The last fanfic on the to be rebooted list, I still have to play Enemy Within to actually come up with a narrative (though I might take a few liberties with it). 

Tell me me what you think in the comments below.
  • Listening to: Leather's Story time
So I just came back from my 2 week excursion to the SOAR program, and I managed to have a great time while I was over there. And I learned a few things over there. But the one thing that is revelent in this discussion is that I had an appithiny: I don't feel like writing Video Game fanfiction if no one here (Shout-out to Michael, the one guy who constantly comments on my things) is willing to comment on the things I work on. I don't try to work on things that not many people are going to comment on it.

That, and I admit that I simply don't have the time I used to have in order to play a game, come up with a plot line, and then write it on either here or fanfiction.net, hoping that I at least get one review that justifies what I've written thus far. I like hearing what people have to say, so hearing nothing means to me that I'm just talking to a freakin wall here. That won't stop me from actually trying to write stories though.

I am working on something, but I'm not finished coming up with a plot yet. I have a basic idea, but other than that, I don't have much that is considered to be along the lines of a finished plot line yet.

Another idea I've had is making fun of video games and their mechanics by using in-universe stories to explore what it would look like, but I'm still trying to find a good starting point, along with finding a fanbase that will actually follow me on certain...controversial video game stories (Black Ops III, Legend of Legacy, etc.).
  • Watching: The 90's

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Zachary Thomas Hopkins
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After 10 years of social isolation, and 5 more of trying to get used to social conditions, I just want to share my opinions of the world, I just don't think they will love the opinions so much.
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Kirby devwatch Hi there thanks for watching!
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Thanks for the watch! ^^
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Thank you for the watch!! 
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thank you for the watch love :3
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thanks so much for the watch and all the comments on my comic page! ^^
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Thank you for the watch.
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Happy birthday dude! :D
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Happy birthday buddy^^ *kiss*
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Oioi! Happy birthday dude! :D

Hope it's a happy and safe one.
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