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Do I need to go into hiding for awhile?

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This is one of those times where I just ask myself if I need to go into hiding for awhile. Sometimes issues come at me suddenly and all at once. When I'm not prepared for this, I get overwhelmed and simply feel like hiding from everything. Right now the issues aren't all that big, but I'm already panicking about what's to come. It doesn't help when I feel pressure socially. Preparing for Chinese New Year coming up. Keeping up with family schedules. Playing Mafia and Werewolves forum mafia game on new site SmashBoards . Handling problems coming up in my professional realm. Wanting to read more. Feeling guilty about not studying Chinese for so long.

Couple emergencies today

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I had a couple minor emergencies come up today, so kind of busy resolving them. I hope to write more soon. Here's a small list of things I want to keep in mind. Eliminated in Baldur's Gate II Mish-Mash. Learned that my friend actually went through with creating a blog. Started another forum mafia game hosted by my friend Seth. Slowed down in reading lately, possibly due to disinterest.

Baldur's Gate II Mish-Mash

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I'm going to be starting a forum mafia game at Mafia Universe soon called  Baldur's Gate II . It's based on a D&D computer game and looks really detailed. It's a mish-mash with almost 70 players. It will have ITAs and events. I'm rather excited to see how it goes. I'll be doing draft posts along the way and holding them for publication after the game finishes.

Alice in Borderland

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⭐⭐⭐⭐ SPOILER ALERT! This contains major spoilers for the live-action mini-series  Alice in Borderland .

Bundled Notes

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I recently started trying out a new Android app called Bundled Notes . It is similar to Google Keep but allows you to group notes into bundles. This is something that I've always felt Keep was missing. I know they want to keep that app simple for quick note-taking, and they do have labels, but grouping notes really does make a difference. For example, I've started a bundle for blog ideas. This is a nice way to separate these ideas out from other notes for remembering various things. So now I can quickly jot down ideas for a blog post and then review this later when I actually have some time to write. This post itself started out that way. 😀 I'll keep trying out Bundled Notes and see how it works. Eventually I may switch over completely from Google Keep . Though I'm keeping that for now to handle quick notes and then transferring certain stuff over to Bundled Notes .

Alice in Borderland

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I started watching a Netflix series called Alice in Borderland that's based on a Japanese manga by the same name. I forget where I heard about it, but it's fascinating so far. It's about people who are somehow put into a real life game of life and death. I've watched 2 of the 8 episodes. I definitely want to finish watching the whole way through. I like how Netflix and other providers are doing more of these live-action mini-series on various books and manga and such. It's great Disney is doing more with Star Wars, too. I had finished watching season 2 of the Mandalorian and was pleasantly entertained.  

Quick summary

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Okay, this is a quick summary of some recent happenings. I hope to expand on a few in separate blog posts if I get a chance. Finished reading Apathy in the Awaken Online series by Travis Bagwell. Finished watching season 2 of the Mandalorian . Playing chapter 2 of Your Turn To Die on Forum of Lies . Tried out the new mobile game Princess Connect . Started watching the anime Black Clover . Started reading The Bullet Journal Method  by Ryder Carroll. Going through schedule changes IRL.

Icon for Hire - Too Loud

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I discovered a music group called Icon for Hire yesterday. Oh, I'm really liking a lot of their songs. Very catchy and make me feel invigorated. I especially like the song Too Loud . Here's a Sword Art Online AMV for that song. I also found a nightcore version using scenes of a character called Weiss from the anime RWBY . I once tried watching RWBY but didn't really like the animation style. But this particular character and her scenes do look pretty cool. 😀

Discord Custom Rich Presence

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I had this curiosity about whether it was possible to make a custom status for Discord similar to what they have for Spotify and games and such. I found out there is something called Custom Rich Presence for Discord. It took longer than expected, but I finally got it working. I had thought about having something for times when I'm blogging. Haha, not sure why, but just thought it might be cool. So I currently have it enabled while I'm blogging. I did set the status to say Lost Whyspers , but I didn't include the website URL just yet. Still debating whether to do so.

Age of Magic

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I recently started playing Age of Magic again. I've been getting depressed with playing SINoALICE lately. I was trying to find another game with teamwork involved, but it's hard to find anything that isn't highly P2W. Then I remember Zharra and others from our clan in Age of Magic. Even though things ended badly due to leadership issues, there were still fun times in that game and clan. So I thought I'd see what it would be like to play again. I talked to Zharra about joining the new clan she leads. She placed me on a waiting list. In the meantime, I joined another clan that's actually part of an alliance. They have some clans for the various player levels, and they seem to be recruiting other clans to join their alliance. So far things are okay. They aren't as talkative as I would hope. The leader approached me about whether I was interested in becoming an officer. I said I'd consider it, but that I was sort of avoiding responsibility in games. He understo

Your Turn To Die

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I'm going to be starting another misc game at Forum of Lies that is similar to Danganronpa . It's called Your Turn To Die: Death Game By Majority . Originally I was just going to back up, but then Wazza asked for backups and others to join. He wanted to get the player count to 20. Now I'm kind of excited to play. I received my rolecard earlier today. I'll show it and discuss some of my initial thoughts about the game in another post that I'm delaying for publication after the game has finished.

Project EVE

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  So here's the profile pic I switched to recently. It's from a new game called Project EVE . It looks somewhat similar to Nier Automata .

Snow Girl

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 This is the profile pic I started using December 8, 2020, for the Countries FM game at Forum of Lies . I was actually a wolf with the role of Soviet Union, but I was pretending to just be town as Iceland. 😀  That was such a satisfying win. I came in as a backup and was surprised to be a wolf instead of town. And Vulgard was one of the wolves as well. That was pretty cool. But things had already been going downhill by the time I joined, and then they got even worse when the NK (Neutral Killer) eliminated most of the wolves. My two remaining teammates, Vulgard and Min, were bleeding and would be dying soon, and only I would be left in the end. It looked like a loss for the wolves, and not through any good play by town. However, through good fortune, the NK actually mentioned bleeding someone else before they were executed. Vulgard died the next day, and Min would die the day after. I formed a plan. I told Min not to mention that he was actually the one bleeding. The other players thoug

Maki

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  This was the profile pic of Maki that I started using October 18, 2020, for the Danganronpa game at Forum of Lies .

Shinobi

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  This was my profile pic from September 21, 2020.

Why is it so hard to just write?

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Okay, so I keep wanting to write more. I know that writing is an important skill. All kinds of writing. And especially in the new world of the future. Communication across distances will be key. Yes, the technologies to do video conferencing and even more is growing in usage, but writing is still going to be one of the main forms of communication. And it's not just the writing method that I think is important. It is the ability to form thoughts and present them to others to get a point across. I've always had trouble getting my thoughts out, whether in writing or speech or even art I suppose. More practice is a start. So here I am just writing. I have lots of plans for other topics to blog about. Like the social deduction games I've been playing. I keep wanting to write my thoughts here, but for some reason just don't get around to it. I've considered even writing while the game is ongoing, but holding onto the posts to publish after the game is complete to be sure

Edgedancer

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  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ SPOILER ALERT! This contains minor spoilers for  Stormlight Archive . I quickly finished Edgedancer , a short novel between the second and third book in the  Stormlight Archive  series from  Brandon Sanderson . This book is full of awesomeness! Lift and Wyndle are a great pair. I look forward to seeing more of them in the series.