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April Fools?

I was hoping to do something unexpected on here for April Fools' Day this year, but there's more than enough anxious, cringeworthy entries in my journal lately as it is. No need for me to MAKE UP something to be disproportionately excited and/or anxious about like I did for the majority of my past April Fools jokes.

These days, writing a regular entry by 2009-2019 standards - like, an entry about good/ordinary things in my life or random things I found online - might just be the most unexpected thing I could possibly do on LJ or DW.

So, THAT'S my April Fools prank this year! A REGULAR entry! :) (note: I'm posting it early this year in case this ends up the last opportunity I have to post an entry prior to April 2)

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This week my sister pathvain_aelien came over to visit, so I'm glad to see her again for the first time since June! Which itself was the last time since April! I've been meaning to post about both of those visits. And during the April visit in particular, I was hoping to post about how we watched some movies I've been wanting to see like Toy Story 4 and the live-action Christopher Robin movie. :)

My friend and I went to Six Flags last October, and to Las Vegas earlier this month! Both of those were fun. (or at least the closest approximation of fun that I could experience in those relative timeframes) :)

Last May, Mom bought me three new amiibo (Pichu, Dark Samus, and Simon) so that I would have "something to do besides worry" as she put it. And for my birthday I got Donkey Kong (Mario series version), Daisy (Smash Bros. version), Richter, and Incineroar, then for Christmas I got King K. Rool, Snake, Wolf, Chrom, and Hero. :D (The full list of amiibo I own is here)


Here's some random things I've been meaning to show you:

https://jukebox.openai.com/ - AI-generated music in the style of various artists, or even combinations of two artists' styles! Sadly there are no examples with either video game music or Enya - the two I most wanted to combine. But there's several examples with Céline Dion, and a Moya Brennan one and a Sarah McLachlan one, so I'm happy about that :) I think this is my favorite of the ones I've heard.

https://openai.com/blog/dall-e/ - AI-generated images! I think the clock and sign ones are interesting especially. And the ones where Pikachu is among the options. Too bad I don't see a way to type in my own prompts - I'd like to try the Pikachu ones with the rest of the Smash Bros. characters and/or other random characters too. :)

http://garfemon.tumblr.com/ - Not AI-generated, but weird enough that at first I thought it might be. A blog where this guy draws Garfield in the shape of every Pokémon. EVERY Pokémon. (well, the first 279 so far, anyway) The results are sometimes hilarious, sometimes disturbing, sometimes a bit of both!

And I found this funny video a while back:





*April Fools! Heehee. I liked this idea too much to waste it entirely. :)
Tags: amiibo, april fools' day, holidays, kid icarus: uprising, mom, nintendo, pathvain_aelien, super smash bros., super smash bros. ultimate, tags will come later, vegas stakes, video games
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