Hello!

My older brother took us all out to get Halloween costumes and the little boys got themselves something and my heart kinda sunk because I thought we were all going to go as Links…they have a fall festival of sorts next Friday where they’re encouraged to dress up and…big brother thinks I’m not going to get the tunics done on time…CONSIDER YOUR CHALLENGE ACCEPTED BRO. One week. I’ll get them done.

Some good did come out of late night costume shopping though. We went to a thrift store and I found a brown long sleeved turtle neck shirt (friggen been looking forever for one) in the event that I ever feel like cosplaying the original classic Link. As soon as I find something suitable to wear underneath the tunic. Like bike shorts.

"Don’t touch them."

"Don’t touch them."

Today was my day off and all I did for the majority of it was sleep and I’m still tired :S I was supposed to work on the boys’ tunics, it’s already the middle of October and I still haven’t finished either one yet. For some reason, there’s no black thread, the white is almost out, the dark green I swore we had is gone, and the blue I used for my cape is too bright for the blue fabric I’m using right now.

I did manage to find that last missile tank in Zero Mission and beat the game 100%. I quite liked it, I think it’s got what every remake should have, some new stuff mixed in with the old and the ability to unlock the old version after playing through the new. Well, since that’s out of the way, there’s really no more avoiding Metroid 2. I’m almost there, just have 4 more metroids to search out and destroy. Backtracking to recover health and missiles is not fun but it’s better than dying. I can’t wait to get to Fusion.

We must be in the rainy season right now because it’s been raining the past week and will continue to rain throughout next week. It’s great and all and I know I probably shouldn’t complain about it because some places are in droughts but I really miss the sunshine and warmer days.

Ugghhhh I beat Metroid: Zero Mission but I missed a missile tank somewhere and only got 99% item completion and I’m just. That’s unacceptable. I SHINESPARKED TOO MUCH TO NOT GET 100% WE’RE HEADING BACK FOR THAT LAST MISSILE TANK.


"Oh, Link! Because of my kindness, young Ralph still lives. But you still attack me! If you damage Ambi’s body, Ralph will vanish. You can’t intend to end your dear friend’s life by your own hand!"

Another 5 color palette. So glad I decided to make this Link pansexual because I’m just shipping him with everyone in my head. 

"Oh, Link! Because of my kindness, young Ralph still lives. But you still attack me! If you damage Ambi’s body, Ralph will vanish. You can’t intend to end your dear friend’s life by your own hand!"

Another 5 color palette. So glad I decided to make this Link pansexual because I’m just shipping him with everyone in my head. 

5 color palette challenge from a chart I downloaded some months ago.

5 color palette challenge from a chart I downloaded some months ago.

I gave up a quarter of the way into Classic NES Metroid and used a walkthrough to get me through it OTL not having a map really makes the game tougher, but it’s a bit more realistic and suspenseful. You don’t know what lies ahead of you, but you have to keep moving and discover new things.

I got started on Metroid II afterwards. It seemed easy enough, go and destroy a certain number of metroids. I downloaded a map for my own sanity and I’m hoping I won’t need a walkthrough since it seems pretty straightforward. I was starting to think I had gotten good at the whole killing metroids thing when I got halfway through the number, but then I encountered the ‘zeta’ metroid and asdfghjkl I’m low on health and missiles, I’m running back and forth trying to either find a recharging unit or not get killed killing other creatures to get my fill. Metroid 2 has some really unsettling background music in the deeper parts of the map…

…which is why I started playing Zero Mission when I was feeling overwhelmed by Metroid 2 (or just couldn’t handle it’s eerie bg music anymore). Which was a lot. Because I just beat Mother Brain in ZM. And got blown away by the ending. Did not see that coming. If there are spoilers out there about it, I’m so glad I never saw or heard about it, and I’m so glad I played the original NES version first. It’s good. Scary but good. I’d say the game itself is a bit easier than the NES version since you’re guided to where you need to go next and the statues heal you. I’m not completely finished with ZM just yet thanks to the unexpected ending, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to finish it first before I do Metroid 2.

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Super Metroid, it’s supposed to be really good. I don’t plan on starting it until after Metroid 2, but I went ahead and watched the opening. There are dead people. Three of them.

My body lied, I’m actually not getting any better. The skin on my fingers are peeling and shedding and flaking and it’s all just really really gross. Dad also mentioned my neck is going to fall off again, so apparantly the eczema on my neck was worse than I thought. My self esteem just crashed and I don’t want to go out or interact with anyone because they might freak out and get disgusted with my hands…I placed an order for some cotton therapy gloves last night, probably something I should have done a long time ago because it’s not going to be here until at least the 20th and I don’t know if my hands are going to get better or worse by the time that happens.

Am I going to have to change my entire life style to get better? Do I have to go vegetarian? What I eat reflects on my skin right? So if I want to get better I have to eat better and treat myself better. There must be something I’m eating that’s causing this to happen.

I’m not comfortable in my own skin anymore…

Mom’s concerned about my eczema. She’s telling me to take care of myself. Thing is, I have. I already had a one on one talk in my head with Rinku about me having to take care of myself because he can’t heal me even if he wanted to and I know that (this is what happens when you have no one to talk to, you start having conversations with yourself and fictional characters in your head OTL). It’s a hell of a lot better now than it was before. Most of the cuts in my hands have healed. There are a few small ones that come and go, but it’s better.

I was an idiot and scratched my neck before work knowing it was going to cause some damage (thanks a lot eczema) and a customer thought it was a hickey.

Dude, I wish it was a hickey instead of a damn rash.

When I was younger I really wanted to be a boy. But my mom says when I was even younger I told her before I was born that I saw what the boys had dangling between their legs and didn’t like/want it, so I chose to be a girl instead. Sometimes I wonder what life would have been like if I had been a boy, if I’d be any much more cooler or stronger, if I’d be any more respected or liked, just because I was a boy rather than a girl. Would I have had more freedom? I wonder if I still would have ended up with my current boyfriend and embraced my inner gay, or if he would had been born a girl (like his parents thought he was going to be). If not, would I have been bold enough to ask out my girlfriends? If I was gay, I wonder if my parents would be able to accept that or if they’d try to talk me into being hetero. Who knows. 

Pretty happy with those Link shots I took outside, considering they were self-timed selfies. Next time I’ll flat-iron my hair so it looks better!

Pretty happy with those Link shots I took outside, considering they were self-timed selfies. Next time I’ll flat-iron my hair so it looks better!

Six Selfies Challenge Extras!

Some other shots from the Six Selfies Challenge! It’s got some pretty good shots as well as some really…interesting ones? And then some bloopers. There’s quite a few pictures so go ahead and read more to check them out!

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Me: *delivering pizza to customer* "Thank you for your patience! Have a good evening!"
Customer: "You too."
Me: *heads back into kitchen*
Supervisor: "Did the customer look angry?"
Me: *thinks* "Uhh...just a little?"
Supervisor: "Probably because we're all back here laughing and talking about raccoons." *referring to Guardians of the Galaxy*
Haven’t done soft shading in a while.

Haven’t done soft shading in a while.