So, on Friday…

…there’s gonna be a mega post. Just letting you guys know. I haven’t been very active this week…but I’ve decided to push some of the content I had to Friday, so I can do an “Omega Post” that day. Just wanted to let you guys know!

~Arrivederci

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About the next couple of weeks…

Hey all. I can’t really consider this a post because it’s going to be (so far) the shortest post I’ve ever written on here, but I wanted to let you guys know what’s coming up over the next couple of weeks, and how it will affect my schedule.

This week and next week is going to be very busy at the bagel deli I work at, because of the upcoming Jewish holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur). I’ve been working these holidays for nearly five years, now, so I know what to expect. Not only that, but my husband and I also need to get some cleaning done these next couple of weeks, too, and we have to start trying to find a new place to live. Meaning I’m not sure when I’ll have the time/energy to work on KoB, or much of anything else, really. This, sadly, also means there will be a high chance that I won’t be able to keep my posting schedule over the next couple of weeks. I’ll try to post at least once or twice, but if I can’t, then at least you all know the reason why.

Things like this tend to crop up from time-to-time, so you all have my word: if I forsee a situation that may prevent me from posting for a while, then I will put up a post like this one to let you all know. Hopefully I’ll be able to get back on schedule for a while by the time October ends.

…I’m really grateful for my job. I really am. Without it, well…there’s no telling what would happen if I worked someplace else, but nevertheless, I am very thankful that I have it…but at the same time, I cannot wait until I can finally say good-bye to the day job(s), and say hello to making a living off my passion, by my own terms.

Until then, Maximum Effort!

~Arrivederci~

Completed Trio

Hey everyone. Happy Friday to you all. I hope you all had a good week, despite whatever weather is going on wherever.

Anyways, as promised, I have finished Oracle’s character profile, thus completing the profiles for the main characters. Let’s jump into that before I mention anything else:

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(Ignore the Steam message down in the right-hand corner. Was chatting with a friend when I took the screenshot)

Anyways, Oracle was the last person that volunteered to travel with Ian before they met Rachael. She was his most loyal follower, staying with him even when things went wrong one day. She’s…kind of a ghost, now, but with the help of a witch doctor in New Orleans and some magic (and help within the Leylines neither Ian nor Oracle was aware of), Oracle’s soul was bound to a big sapphire-blue Orb, and she was able to materialize into a tangible form. It took her a while to learn her new form, but by the time the series starts, she’s gotten the hang of her new form. She’s essentially made out of Natural Energy, and has learned to control it. She can even go inside the EVE’s computer systems by going back into her Orb. Hell, she powers the damn RV.

I guess I’ll take a moment to explain what the EVE is. It’s a large RV. And I mean a HUGE RV. Oracle built it herself, planning on getting away from her overly demanding parents. She met Ian very shortly after it was finished, and they left her family home in Michigan in the EVE (btw, yes–all three were born and raised in Michigan).

Despite her disability, she tries her hardest to do everything and anything she can to help Ian (and later Rachael), becoming a very good friend to them both. Sometimes, if Ian and Rachael are unable to step up, Oracle fills in for them. She’s able to keep a level head, so if tensions between Ian and Rachael are high, then she can step in and calm everybody down, bringing them together again to come up with a solution. However, she has a fear of failure, and is worried about earning the approval from those she loves and cares about…and she definitely doesn’t want to fail her closest friends. She’s very intelligent (she has an IQ of 125), and is a Jack of all Trades kinda girl…but the thing she loves and is her passion is making clothes. She loves to design and make clothes, even paying her own way through college for it (against her parents’ wishes).

Something important to mention: if Oracle’s Orb breaks, then she will lose her connection to the Leylines, and her soul will eventually fade away (aaand I just realized I forgot to put down that she can levitate multiple objects, too).

Anyways, onto my whole program situation: I have Clip Studio Paint reinstalled on my system, as well as a screen capture program that I have yet to test out. We were unable to get the video editing software installed, but hopefully my buddy’s gonna come up with a solution for that soon.

Anyways, that’s it from me today. I had a great day, yesterday. Got my ass handed to me in both Yu-Gi-Oh AND Call of Duty (Black Ops II), but it was still a fun night. Now I just wanna relax and play some KIngdom Hearts. Have a good weekend, everybody!

~Arrivederci

Rainy, yet not Dreary

Happy Hump Day, everybody! As promised, I have a screenshot of Ian Hawthorne’s profile ready for you guys to look at, so let’s just jump right into it, shall we?

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Again, I blocked out a few things to prevent spoilers. Sorry guys–some things you’re gonna have to wait a while…until I deem fit to reveal it in a blog post, or until the actual books are published. Anyways, as it says here, he has had previous encounters with Corruption–he’s been traveling around the country longer than Rachael (and even Oracle), already aware of the threat looming over the world, and knowing that Corruption was at the source. He’s also traveled with other people before, too. Other people he had met who would listen to his claims, and agreed to try to help him stop that.

Where are they? Well….about half of them are dead–having been killed while out in the field. The others couldn’t take the strain/pressure/metaphysics and left on their own accord. Ian dropped them off back home, of course…but it still had an effect on those who survived.

Because of this, he’s afraid of losing anyone else…and he also doesn’t like the pain of losing someone. So between this and his own upbringing, he can be rather cold and distant. However, once he finds people he can be loyal to, or people he cares about, his loyalty is unbreakable. He can be patient, but once enraged, his cold fury engulfs and freezes over all. So far, I think he makes a great contrast to Rachael Hale.

Anyways, Oracle’s is the profile that’s the most blank, so I’ll have to churn out some work on her. I really hope to someday post decent character sheets and what not on here…but my drawing skill needs some work before I feel comfortable enough doing that. However, I go have a scattered collection of cute doodles I did, so I hope to splice the non-spoilery ones on the same file and post them here.

Anyways, tomorrow is my husband and I’s 4-year anniversary, so we’re spending tonight doing something….fun. Sadly, neither one of us have a lot of money to go out yet, so I might work on Oracle’s profile tomorrow, as well as installing the programs I’ve received. However, my next big task for today: back up ALL of the KoB files onto OneDrive, just in case something happens and my microSD card is fried. *shudders* Enough of that thought–I have a lot of work to do. Have a beautiful day!

Arrivederci~

Sleepy Moonday

H-H-*yawns*…Hey, everybody. It’s almost 6:30pm at the time I’m writing this, so I’ve only been up for about an hour and a half, though. I took a very nice and peaceful nap shortly after I got home, and I’m glad I did. I feel rested, and overall better.

Anyways, I have a bit of a thing planned for my posts this week. This week, I’m going to be revealing screenshots of the character profiles for the three main characters of KoB: Rachael Hale, Ian Hawthorne, and Oracle. Today will be Rachael’s profile:

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It’t not the full profile–I’ll probably make the tedious effort to copy/paste the entire thing in a future blog post, but for now, this will do (and that last power is blacked out because I don’t want to spoil that one).

On Wednesday, I’ll do the same for Ian’s profile, then Oracle’s profile will be last on Friday. Funny story: a could of years ago, I already had all the character profiles completed. But something happened, and I had to move a bunch of data from one external storage device to another. And somehow…the character profiles for got during the suffle. I’ve been slowly rebuilding them over the years, but I’m a little ashamed to say I haven’t made too much progress. Lately, I’ve been feeling the urge to work on them again (and I didn’t have anything to post about today), so decided to make that my project of the week.

Anyways, update on my program situation: I think I’ll be all set pretty soon. I’ll probaby have most of the programs I need installed on Thursday, but the only one I still can’t get is the Data Back program. In the meantime, I’ve been having fun with the Windows Ink Workspace and its sketchpad. I really like it–it’s a quick way to sketch something out if I need it.

Well, I think that’s all for today. We just got a used PS3 not too long ago. My husband’s playing Last of Us right now. Hopefully later I’ll get a chance to start my Critical Mode playthrough on Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+. Ooohhhh boy I’m gonna need drinks for that one…

~Arrivederci

You Spin me Right Round, Baby, Right Round~

Hey everybody. Guess who has a hangover! The reason why I named the title that because my fucking head has been spinning ever since I woke up and crawled out of bed.

Despite this, though, yesterday was amazing. The food was good, despite some setbacks with the grill, and it was kinda fun seeing everybody standing in the kitchen, eating, drinking, and overall having a good time. I slammed my way through some hard cider and several shots, so a hangover for today was inevitable.

Anyways, enough about me. I don’t really have anything to show you except for a cool piece of fanart for KoB that one of my friends did for my birthday a few years back. After that, I do have something Keepers-related that I wanted to discuss, so head down below the picture to find out what it is.

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Anyways, I mentioned a little bit about Corrupted Creatures on Wed, and I decided to talk a little more about them in today’s post.

First off: What is Corruption? Well, while Natural Energy gives, Corruption takes. It’s often described as a poison or something like that. It eats and consumes Natural Energy in all forms, and the more it consumes, the more powerful it becomes. There’s also Corrupted Light, Corrupted Darkness, Corrupted Fire, etc, etc, which is thew Corrupted Energy taking different forms in the way Natural Energy can.

There is Natural Corruption–mostly inside of people, and could increase depending on the person’s choices. For example, if you murder someone–regardless of it’s in cold blood or not–your level of Natural Corruption will increase. Of course, you’ll gather more Corruption if you murder in cold blood, but you get the idea.

The Traitor found a way to tap into a person’s Natural Corruption, and increase it, Corrupting them in turn. He would either keep them human enough for them to carry out his plans underneath his eye…or he would take it a step further, and get the person’s Light or Darkness involved.

Everybody has a small bit of both within them, but one is always stronger than the other. There are people who have a lot of Light, and people who have a lot of Darkness. If Break didn’t take one (or both) from someone, he would turn them into either a Shade (Corrupted Darkness) or Glare (Corrupted Light).

Shades and Glares consume the human they possess, and if they’re not cleansed quickly enough, the Corrupted Form will take over the person’s body, mind, and will, for eternity. What a Shade/Glare will look like will depend on the person itself…or, more accurately,  will be a combination of animals the person identifies with.

For example, a man could identify with Light over Dark, so he’ll become a Glare. As for the Glare’s actual appearance, that depends on his spirit animal(s) or something like that. Let’s say, for this example, his “spirit animals” are a bear, and a dog. Ergo, his Glare will look like a combination of a bear and a dog. I kinda wish I had a better explanation for this, but that’s basically how it works.

Corrupted Creatures aren’t always Shades or Glares. One of the first Corrupted Creatures that came into existence is a creature known as the Eiturvas. In fact it was the first Corrupted Creature that Break ever created. It served him loyally and faithfully, up until Break was sealed within the Inbetween. It then spent the next thousand years wandering the earth, gathering Corruption…and waiting for the return of its master.

Anyways, that’s everything I have to say about the subject for today. If I seem all over the place with this, then I apologize…it took me longer to write this, and my head’s still killing me. I think I’m gonna go start up some laundry and eat something. Have a good weekend, everybody, and I’ll see you all on Monday!

~Arrivederci

Happy Mabon!

Mabon is a Pagan name for the Fall Equinox! And just because I wanted to show you all I was trying my best to juggle holiday prep and KoB, then here’s a screenshot:

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If you pay close attention to the side bar, you’ll see something else I’m working on.

Anyways, I know I’m breaking from the norm here, but I just wanted to share this.

Enjoy your Mabon, everybody!

~Arrivederci