I haven't been too active, and I apologize for that. My real life has been pretty draining as of late. But I suppose that's what shout outs is for huh? Too keep you all up to date with me. XP I am sorry though. I bet if I was a vampire and didn't have to sleep, I could get a LOT more done with my days. I'd definitely be able to relax more if I didn't need sleep. -w-; So anyways, how about we get right to this months shout outs? ^^
So you know how last time I became a permanent member of the staff? Apparently I was wrong. At the start of this month I went to ask for that week off of work, and it turns out I hadn't made the change to 'permanent' in the system at work. This meant I couldn't ask for time off. Now? A couple days ago my supervisor told me they finally made the change. This means in three months I'll finally get a brochure detailing how I can become a member of the company's healthcare and dental plan. *sighs* Which is long after March, when everybody needs to have healthcare by out here in America or we get taxed by Obama. Don't ask, I honestly don't know. -~- And don't tell me either, I'm sick of politics, and get enough doom and gloom from my talks with Weaver/ Circe. -w-;
So me and MOD are making plans for when I can take my trip to go see her now that I'm permanent, for real this time. In other news, work feels more draining and drags on longer every single day I have to go to it. I'm seriously sick of my job! It's gotten to the point that I literally sign out of my phone after every phone call. I have a hard time finishing my notes 'during' the calls because they keep adding to what we have to make notes about, and my mind is so drained I can only focus on what they're saying and not what my hands are typing. They even want us to fill out a survey everytime we do a remote session and "don't" transfer them. Why the hell do we have to do that?! How the heck do we do that?! "Alright mam I've ended the remote session. Now can you just give me a minute or two while I fill this out? I don't want to get another phone call while I do. ^^" That's stupid!
And that's not the only reason I've been signed out of the phones. My job has me so stressed that I need a moment to myself between every call! Inadvertently though this might mean I've been logged out of my phone an hour a day. My supervisor hasn't said anything about it though. I think he doesn't mind as much as others might, because even though I'm taking time away from calls, at least I'm not doing it on company time. You see when I sign out of the phone, it clocks me out, so I'm not getting paid to take my little breaks. -w-; Just as well though, I did get called out on one thing. Apparently my calls are too "long". Our phone calls are supposed to be fifteen minutes if we don't do a remote session. Even though we're supposed to troubleshoot with them, if we can't help them immediately, then we gotta sell them service and push the service. My calls average around 24 minutes apparently and my sales quota is kind of in the trash. So I'm trying to shorten my calls, and while I'm trying to sell services more, the most I've gotten is a bunch of in store appointments.
These people calling always do for the same stuff. "My internet isn't working, can you fix it? Fix it!" "My printer isn't connecting to my computer anymore. So make it work." "I have been hung up on three times, so I'm taking my anger out on you while demanding immediate service!" You're calls got disconnected, that's not our fault it's your phones. -.- I can't make your internet work. I can't reconnect your printer. I can troubleshoot a few quick steps, but if that doesn't work then don't drag out my calls grasping at straws for a way out. People want everything to be free, but it's not. >_> And then I got my dad antagonizing me about my job, yeah, that's helping my stress levels. -.-
In fact, the combination of a rather poor diet with the stress from this job? It's starting to effect me. My right arm got all tingly twice last week (and it wasn't even on the day I cried at work). I need to work out, or play my dance games on the kinect more at least. I'm fat, I have a pot belly, and fat in my armpits and on my back. I'm fat. I need to lose weight and relieve stress at the same time. Otherwise I might be looking at an early grave guys.
I'll work on that myself though, so don't worry too much about me guys.
I played some Ratchet and Clank collection. The final boss of the first game was surprisingly harder than I remember. @_@ When I got to the second game, starting off without clank and in rather random settings felt kinda boring and I gave it a break.I actually haven't gamed much since then. o_o; I took back up my game Okamiden and finally remembered a power I could use to progress through the dungeon I was stuck on, and now I'm beasting through the game! X3 I also bought Punch Out! for the wii (beat the minor circuit in less than twenty minutes. Boosh!) and Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (since that seems to be the one everyone particularly remembers and references all the time). I need to play my Shantae games more though, in preparation for the Pirate's Curse coming out soon.
So now that we've gotten more Space Dandy, I've come to terms with it as an anime where every episode exists in itself. We got a cute episode with a little girl he took care of, he surfed on an exploding moon, and space raced so hard a man fell in love with him.
In other news, I finally went back and watched more Kill La Kill, and I gotta say I was pleasantly surprised. The anime felt like it was setting up to be summed up in twelve episodes, with the finale coming super early, but then we got a huge twist! Things got insanely crazy, the main bad guys became even badder, an even grander plot outside of what we knew was revealed, and shit got real, fast! This anime is insane and epic on so many crazy levels! How do you make an anime about clothes so cool?! X3
Wow, this month went by pretty damn fast. o_o; I had so much planned, so much I wanted to do. None of it happened. -w-; I think I need more focus so I can focus what little drive I have into creating something rather than coming up with something. I got a few pony works I'd like to write and continued, yeah, but I also owe my friends lots of stories I actually look forward to writing. ^^ But most importantly I'm going to try and focus on an original work for once. It's high time I got one written and out there so I can take the first step towards my goals in life. I'm hoping writing books will create a steady source of income giving me more free time to write and do other things I want.
Also I suppose part of the distraction from everything lies in my roleplays with Goombasa. I love that man and none of you can stop me from spending as much time roleplaying with him every day that I possibly can. -w- (keep in mind I don't love him nearly as much as MOD and I roleplay with her too so hush.) Also being a writer, Goombasa has his own original work that he's writing and I rather like it so far. He's also doing a commissioned story for me! I gave him a foundation and offer suggestions, but I leave the rest up to his own creativity so both he can enjoy it, and I can get something... what's the word? It's like giving a general idea of what you want for a story and then getting it back better than you can expect. People have come to me asking me to do stories for them where they lay out the plot immediately. Where's the fun in that? We're the chance for me to be flexible with my creativity? I'm just writing what you told me to. >.< But for this story, like I said I gave him a foundation, stuff I'd like to see, and said "here's my money, make a story please" and he rolled with it beautifully! The first chapter is done, and there's an endless amount on the way if I keep paying, so I'll see about posting them online so you can all enjoy them too. ^^
If you're curious, the foundation is based in a medieval fantasy world where a lion who trims his mane named Kayle does mercenary work with his adoptive sister Rarity (from MLP yes). Throw in some idea of back story, humorously failed exploits, some fetish fuel, and you got yourself an awesome story. XP Like I said I'll see about posting it sometime. -w-
In other news,
has a ton of new characters, like his Zodiac cast, and I rather like some of them. I'm interacting with them, or trying to, as we speak. -w- Also his character Harold is developing an interesting bond with my character Croissant. And A couple of my characters have forged relationships with
's characters. He's even posted their interactions as fictions, which I hope to make more of with him soon.
So the Wakfu kickstarter ended, and it was grand! At the last minute they got, like, fifty grand and we almost got to the final stretch goal. XP So we can expect a lot of great things when it comes to these two seasons on dvd. X3 I supported it, and I'll be getting the first season in english when it's ready for me, probably sometime in April.
What do I want to bring up this month? This:
Guys... can we make this a thing? I wanna make this a thing. o_o LOOK AT HER! This is by far the most attractive and originally designed Rouge the bat I've ever seen! Her wings on her arms was a brilliant design choice, and those hyper hips blow my mind! Not to mention the outfit change is very needed and very epic! She literally looks like concept art for the Sonic Boom series here! I want this to exist! If I don't get this in the show itself, I'm going to spread this around and make it a thing if I have to! >.<
And that's all I have to say this month. Not a lot has happened, time went by rather quickly and I wasn't able to do much. I wish I did, but I don't. So this was kind of short, but that's good new for my free time. Heh. -w-; Anyways I'll try and keep better communication with you all. =O
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'."