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January 12th, 2018

2017 Wordle Year in Review @ 06:22 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: sleepy sleepy
Soundtrack: SSB4 - All-Star Rest Area and SMG2 - Final Bowser at the same time

Woefully late in posting this, but:

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Go to Wordle and...

1) Paste in all entries you posted in January 2017 and make a Wordle configured any way you like
2) Paste in all entries you posted in February 2017 and make another Wordle configured any way you like
...
12) Paste in all entries you posted in December 2017 and make another Wordle configured any way you like
13) Make a Wordle out of your entries from ALL months of 2017, configured any way you like

Then post all of these Wordles to your LiveJournal and/or DreamWidth and/or whatever other blogging site(s) you're on!


You may do steps 1 - 12 only or step 13 only if you prefer.

It's up to you if you include subject lines, comments, community entries, friends-only entries, music tags, location tags, etc., and it's up to you whether you post your Wordles in a public or friends-only entry. Anything else I didn't think of is probably optional as well.

And if you're on more than one journal site (in this example, LJ and DW), you may do this for your LJ entries only, your DW entries only, your entries on both sites combined, all of the above - whichever. And you may post it to only one site or the other, or to both - whichever you prefer.

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Personally I opted to do this for my LJ and DW entries separately AND combined, and post all three versions of each to both LJ and DW. Which means this took about six times as long to make as it usually does...

Left: LJ only
Center: LJ+DW combined
Right: DW only

You can also tell because I tried to skew the colors of the LJ-only ones towards LJ-blue and away from DW-red/pink, and vice versa for the DW-only ones. Looking at how some of the color schemes turned out, though, I might need to adjust my algorithm before my 2018 Wordle Year in Review...

Wordles under the cut!Collapse )

Oh, and this year, I thought of a little word search game I could add onto this meme! (you don't have to make a little game like this if you make your own Wordle Year in Review though)

Wordle Search!Collapse )
 

MASTER HAND used the LASER THING! @ 05:28 pm

January 8th, 2018

AND I THOUGHT "AFTER DARKSKY ISRAND" WAS THE DEFINATION OF ME BEING PLOCLASTULATOR?? @ 04:54 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: indescribable
Soundtrack: this teaser

http://twitter.com/StrongBadActual/status/949767712670089217

So, uh... Apparently level 10 of Stinkoman 20X6 is finally being made this year after a 12-year hiatus.

Since I was never good at Stinkoman 20X6, my reaction to this is:

25% "Cool, level 10 is finally being released!"
75% "Yet ANOTHER thing I thought would never happen is apparently happening BEFORE I get caught up on all the things I'm trying to catch up on?? And probably before all my entries look presentable again on both LJ and DW?? It just keeps getting more and more apparent how much of a procrastinator I am every year..."
 

January 6th, 2018

That's it. 2018 is ruined already. @ 01:37 am

Right now I am annoyingly: depressed will i EVER be happy again?
Soundtrack: Kid Icarus: Uprisng soundtrack - Destroyed Skyworld (slowed down)

Every time I see that a LJ username that was not previously crossed out is now, it feels like several punches in the face.
 

January 2nd, 2018

Super Mario Maker Crash Course Minus Yamamura! @ 10:37 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: weird weird
Soundtrack: Super Mario Maker soundtrack - SMB Castle (edit mode)

Super Mario Maker Crash Course Minus Yamamura is a comic dedicated to removing Yamamura from the Super Mario Maker Crash Course comic in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Ms. Mary O. Mashiko. It is a journey deep into the mind of a manual guide who has become her own worst critic, desperately trying to appear optimistic while secretly fighting a losing battle against anxiety, self-hatred, and fear of rejection in an isolated... video game manual?


So, uh... This is a little Garfield Minus Garfield-esque idea I thought of about two years ago, back when the Super Mario Maker Crash Course comics were new.

brief history of this idea and the two places I was thinking about using it in eventually, but didn’tCollapse )

Anyway, after two years, my patience has finally run out... I wanted SO BADLY to show that removing Yamamura has about the same effect on Mary O. that removing Garfield has on Jon, I decided I'm not gonna save it for PrtSc Land or iToons after all - I'd just make it NOW and post it here, while there's still at least a chance that no one else has made something similar already.

Though I'm probably safe, because really, has ANYONE else ever been obsessed enough with Mary O. to make this? Does anyone else even know who she IS? :P


Original strip: Super Mario Maker Crash Course Episode 1

Super Mario Maker Crash Course Minus Yamamura:





(And no, I'm not going to do this with the other episodes of the comic - it probably only works with the first one, and even then only because I cheated a little and added an extra line for Mary O. :) )
 

January 1st, 2018

2018 @ 12:00 am

Right now I am annoyingly: sleepy sleepy

I think there's a glitch in my copy of Windows 7. It says today's date is "1/1/2018". I thought the year 2018 didn't exist - didn't the world end in 2017?

Wait, I got it! 2018 must be like a secret bonus world or something! :P


Happy New Year, everyone! And happy 10,000,000,002,016th anniversary, mezzacotta! ;)
 

December 27th, 2017

My 2017 in LJ @ 09:22 pm

Location (or, in some REALLY old entries, insult to Detect Button): back at the apartment
Right now I am annoyingly: hungry hungry

How long has this feature been on LJ?



 

December 26th, 2017

Why did I forgot to include this quip in my previous entry? Or in any entry before that? @ 05:21 pm

Location (or, in some REALLY old entries, insult to Detect Button): still home - I did say I was home last entry, right?
Soundtrack: Moya Brennan - Carol of the Bells (turned upside-down in Photosounder)

SAND KINGDOM BROCHURE IN SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY: "It is said that a legendary artifact called the Binding Band lies within [the Inverted Pyramid], and the upside-down pyramid symbolizes how those joined by it will never part even if the world turns upside down."
MY THOUGHT WHEN I READ THIS WHILE FIRST PLAYING IT: "IF the world turns upside-down?? You mean it hasn't already turned upside-down this year??"
 

December 18th, 2017

So close... @ 10:59 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: tired tired
Soundtrack: Super Mario Maker soundtrack - SMW Airship (edit)

Only four more days of work until Christmas break! Yay, I'll finally get some time to relax! For, like 11 days. I hope that's going to be enough...

And I'm still not even halfway done fixing my old entries. It's gonna be forever until I get my peace of mind back, get to check my friends page regularly again, etc...
 

December 12th, 2017

Super Glitch Bros. @ 08:52 pm

Location (or, in some REALLY old entries, insult to Detect Button): ░P RTME█T
Right now I am annoyingly: amused ░MUØED
Soundtrack: TLYØ VYDE- -F C-URØE`



LERE'Ø ░ ØUPER M RY- \R-Ø. C-RRUPTED MEPL F VYDE- TL T Y DYØC-VERED FE RØ- - LY✉E, 900-900, PR-\ \LF - TL T Y F-UD Ø- LYL RY-UØ TL T Y PR-\ \LF W-ULD'VE P-ØTED YT T- LYVEJ-UR L L D Y \EE ░CTYVE - LJ ░T TLE TYME. \UT Y DYD'T ØYCE Y W Ø'T ░Ø ░CTYVE - LJ \ C✉ TLE. ░D Ø-MEL-W, Y EVER -T ░R-UD T- P-ØTY YT T- LYVEJ-UR L (-R DRE MWYDTL) Y TLE YTERVEY 8-☁0 FE RØ. UTYL -W`` W-ULD F-U L--✉ ░T TL T`

░T LE ØT TLE ØUPER-L- DEL F ME Ø TL T Y'M P-ØTY TLYØ ░FTER ØUPER M RY- M ✉ER \EC ME ░ TLYD TLEREF-RE Y ET T- P-YT -UT TL T, Y RETR-ØPECT, M RY-'Ø ME ØL-WY UP ░Ø "M RF-" -W REMYDØ ME -F M RF -. (EVE M-RE Ø- WLE Y ░DD ░ ░P-ØTR-PLE-Ø`) :P


Translation:

Here's a Super Mario Bros. corrupted gameplay video that I discovered years ago - like, 2007-2009, probably - that I found so hilarious that I probably would've posted it to LiveJournal had I been active on LJ at the time. But I didn't since I wasn't as active on LJ back then. And somehow, I never got around to posting it to LiveJournal (or DreamWidth) in the intervening 8-10 years. UNTIL NOW!! Would you look at that!

At least the super-long delay means that I'm posting this after Super Mario Maker became a thing and therefore I get to point out that, in retrospect, Mario's name showing up as "M RY-" now reminds me of Mary O. (Even more so when I add an apostrophe-S!) :P
 

November 29th, 2017

I'm so pathetic... @ 11:05 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: disappointed disappointed

November is almost over. 2017 is almost over. I've wasted almost THREE MONTHS desperately trying to make all my LJ and DW entries look presentable again.

No, I've wasted over 6½ months since I really should've started on all of this when I joined DW in the first place.

And what do I have to show for it? 524 out of 1,212 entries fixed. At this rate, I won't be done until March at the earliest. :(
 

November 7th, 2017

Armiigeddon @ 05:05 pm

Soundtrack: SMG2 soundtrack - Final Bowser (once I realized I was disappointed after all)

Well, today is the day that Miiverse is shut down at 10 PM PST. (which would be midnight in Central where I live, so... I guess for me, it's not actually today? Whatever.)

Out of all the drastic changes this year (so far), I think this is the only one that I'm not all that upset about. Miiverse started out as probably the most positive online community ever, but it didn't stay that way for long - eventually it went so downhill, it's been years since the last time I visited Miiverse itself. I'd still read posts whenever they appeared in game (Super Mario 3D World, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo Badge Arcade, etc.), but I think the last time I went to Miiverse itself was 2014. Maybe 2015. I didn't even hurriedly try to find a way to save my own posts somewhere. (Though while looking up information about the discontinuation, I did notice that there's a way to request a downloadable archive of my posts, but I doubt I'll have time to figure out where to go to do that in the next few hours.)

...okay, forget what I said about not being all that disappointed. NOW it's making me kind of sad. :( Maybe I'll try and get an archive of my posts after all.

EDIT: Submitted the request! That was easier than expected. So easy, I must've done it twice by accident because it told me I submitted it already. :)

While I'm on Miiverse for the last time, have some random stats about my Miiverse account:

Following 53 users

13 followers

256 posts (hey, a nice nerdy number! And I wasn't even trying to have any of these be interesting numbers!)

1,788 Yeahs

Last post was on November 23, 2016 in Nintendo Badge Arcade. (Though it ALMOST was not the last post; for Valentine's Day 2017, I had every intention of celebrating by putting badges of the lovely Mary O. and a bunch of hearts from Zelda on my HOME menu because I'm the sort of dork who would at least consider doing that and posting that to the Nintendo Badge Arcade community. I did in fact make such a HOME menu, but didn't post it because it wasn't Valentine's Day yet - and for whatever reason, making it again on Valentine's Day and posting it slipped my mind. Probably because that was so soon after work started.)

I only made two Miiverse posts overall in 2016, and none in 2015 - the last one before that was on July 29, 2014 in the NES Remix 2 community. (I'm not surprised that this was so soon after Lucina and Robin were confirmed for Super Smash Bros. 4 - I do remember how the last time I checked Miiverse regularly, it seemed like EVERY SINGLE POST in the SSB community was like "With my Levin Sword, I'll _____".)

Speaking of which, my bio is:

"I'm a sensei; i.e., SNES am I!
(translation: I've been playing video games since the NES and SNES. My all-time favorite classic game: Super Mario World!)

I can't wait to play Super Smash Bros. 4, but I'd be even MORE excited if people would stop whining about the roster being just SLIGHTLY different from what they want. I really hope that there'll be less of that once the game's released..."

...SSB3DS has been out for over three years, and in a couple of weeks, that'll also be true of SSBU. I went THREE YEARS without updating that bio. Why do I have the sudden urge to turn up the hearing aid that I don't have?


Well, whatever. At least now my Miiverse posts will be turned into an ice cube so future generations can thaw them out and marvel at my same-length legs! :)
 

November 4th, 2017

WHY HAPPENING? @ 03:11 pm

Location (or, in some REALLY old entries, insult to Detect Button): a dystopian future, apparently
Right now I am annoyingly: disappointed disappointed
Soundtrack: Kid Icarus: Uprising - Destroyed Skyworld, then SSB4 - All-Star Rest Area

So, I posted before when I found out in July that Photobucket made it so that users have to pay $400 a year for their images to show up anywhere other than Photobucket (and how it was disheartening since I WOULD have been able to see them if I hadn't been such a procrastinator for several years, and also couldn't fix them because I don't even use Photobucket and if I did I still couldn't fix anyone else's), but then I think I also posted when I found out that I could still see the images in Photobucket itself by opening the image in a new tab in Chrome.

Well, now I can't even do THAT anymore - the images are broken on Photobucket itself now! I'm not sure whether that's because I switched computers or whether it's because Photobucket somehow made their Terms of Service even WORSE, but one thing is for sure:

I SHOULD NEVER HAVE PUT OFF CHECKING MY FRIENDS PAGE OR ANY OF THE WEBCOMICS I USED TO READ BACK IN 2011-2013. Pretending I've gone back in time to finish all of that sooner is not going to cut it. Even if I also link to the DW version of the entry I just linked to.

I should've at least started catching up earlier than 2015... When I played Super Smash Bros. for 3DS for the first time, I played All-Star Mode, and hearing this soothing but slightly sad-sounding music in between rounds and seeing the years the characters debuted (especially when they were years I was around for, especially especially when it was as recent as 2001-2006 or 2007-2013) written on a wall in what looks like ancient ruins really gave me the feels the first time around and made me think about how long I'd been putting off the stuff I wanted to catch up on - why didn't I start my trip through memory lane THEN (besides the fact that I was still super excited to finally play that game)? If I had, I might actually be done by now!

I feel like the world (especially the Internet) is just becoming more and more destroyed by the minute... not only that, I've been feeling like I'VE let the world get destroyed by waiting all the way until 2015 to start catching up on everything I wanted to catch up on! I know that sounds silly, but it also sounds exactly like how I feel every time something else I could've seen years ago but didn't disappears. Which is ALWAYS.



Well, FINE!! If you can't beat the fact that half of the Internet looks like Comments on a Postcard fanstuff now, JOIN the fact that half of the Internet looks like Comments on a Postcard fanstuff now!

Check out these Miis I just made of the COAP cast:

Lenny Mii

Preston Mii

Gwenyth Mii

Roxanne Mii

Antonio Mii

Wanda Mii

Blackdrip Mii

Major Hamm Mii

Antoinette Mii

Mysterious Woman Who Only Ever Appears in the Background Mii

EDIT: How'd I forget Margaret considering that I think I did a better job on her Mii than any of the others??

Margaret Mii
 

November 1st, 2017

Can I throw my hat at all this paperwork? @ 07:18 pm

Location (or, in some REALLY old entries, insult to Detect Button): Cascade Kingdom... oh wait, you meant MY location, not Mario's. :)
Right now I am annoyingly: EVERY mood

Guess who just got Super Mario Odyssey today???? :D



Also, guess who got hired on this week and has an apartment picked out, if I didn't mention that already?

And guess who has had so much paperwork to do over the past week or two because of it that their head is full of mush that was apparently a brain at some point if the rumors are true? :(
 

October 27th, 2017

October 3rd, 2017

A broken broken video @ 09:07 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: silly silly
Soundtrack: Kid Icarus: Uprising soundtrack - Destroyed Skyworld. What'd you expect?

Over the past year or two, I've come across SOOOO many broken images, broken videos, no-longer-existent pages and websites, etc., that when I reread this LJ entry from 2010 (and also its mild-mannered alter ego, the DW counterpart), my first thought was "Oh great, ANOTHER broken video?... wait, no, that was just me hitting Enter several times to represent waiting a few seconds for someone to guess."

That's kind of funny, but it's also a testament to how so many things have in fact disappeared from the Internet in the last few years. :( But still kind of funny. :)



















HA! I bet I tricked you into thinking there was a broken image/video in this entry just now! >:)
 

October 1st, 2017

January 7, 2004 was a REALLY eventful day, apparently @ 07:17 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: geeky

pathvain_aelien and glowing_dragon, did you know that the two of you joined LJ on the same day?! I've been LJ friends with you since 2007 and 2011 respectively and I just found that out today! Wow. :)

When did the rest of you join LJ or DW? I want to see if there's any other crazy coincidences like that. :)
 

September 23rd, 2017

Why I'll never be able to finish-- Wait, what?? @ 08:54 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: relieved relieved
Soundtrack: Kid Icarus: Uprising-Destroyed Skyworld (pitch-shifted to sound more hopeful)

Not only have I still only went through and fixed 265 entries, I just now fixed the first one (I think) that had userpics in the body of the entry. Turns out in that entry, they were showing up to begin with even though the URL hadn't been changed to https yet, but that still wasn't enough to--

...Wait. I had userpics in the body of an entry, and they still had http in the URL, and they were showing up anyway?!?!

*checks the "list of userpics in order added post" where all the images were broken for a while because they had http in the URL, and indeed, now they're showing up again too*

YAY!! At some point LiveJournal finally fixed the issue of userpics not showing up in the body of entries, and now I don't have to edit thousands of entries just to make entries that have userpics in the body look presentable!! THANK YOU!!

*continues looking through old entries anyway, because there are still other things in them I want to fix, especially on DW, and I figure I still might as well do that now since I already have the motivation... but at least it's slightly less hopeless now!*
 

September 18th, 2017

Oops! Look out for references you somehow never noticed over a decade ago! @ 06:25 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: yowser!
Soundtrack: Chip's Challenge soundtrack - CHIP02 (and a Mario Paint remix of it, haha)

So... I've known about Chip's Challenge since I first played it in late 2004 or early 2005. And I've had Mario Party 3 since... I don't even remember when, but probably sometime between 2004 and 2007.

And yet it somehow took me twelve years or so to realize that "Chip Shot Challenge" (the name of one of the minigames in Mario Party 3) is likely a reference to Chip's Challenge?! I literally just realized it yesterday! Wow.

Has that ever happened to you where some game/movie/book/show/song/etc. you like makes a reference to another game/movie/whatever you like and you don't realize it until years after you first liked both? :)


In completely unrelated news, now I've fixed 218 out of 1,193 entries. At the rate I'm going, I won't have them all fixed until about November 28. And by then something else will have probably gone wrong and I'll have to spend three months fixing something else on LJ and/or DW. :(
 

September 6th, 2017

YAY!!! @ 04:55 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: relieved THANK YOU

I might still have to change http to https manually in all my entries to make userpics show up (and all the other things I've been meaning to update in my entries for years), but LJ fixed the bug where images hosted on other sites wouldn't show up! Yay!!!!

 

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This is where I post my incoherent ramblings. It's where I post the coherent ones, too!