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I imagine that writing a story, much like any form of creative expression, is a little like playing God. Our thoughts and imaginings are spun into a world of our making, populated with people who may have once existed, who are yet to exist, or do not exist at all.

We give these people thoughts, hopes, strengths, weaknesses, dreams, nightmares. We send them on quests, be they physical, emotional or mental, and bring them out the other side changed, for better or worse.

But what happens when the story is incomplete? If we, all of a sudden, lose inspiration, motivation to continue?

What happens when the story is mere pieces, rough drafts of disjointed scenes and viewpoints?

What happens to the characters, to the world we have brought into being?
Hello, 5 people that are actually interested in what I do!

First off, mea maxima culpa for not posting anything, but when you're in a family business like I am, the Christmas rush is a bitch. Secondly, for those of you who haven't been following my statuses, I'm shipping up to Brisbane in a month, a week and a bit to enter into a Bachelors in Game Development. The downside of which being I won't have much time to write, but the upside being I will instead be posting on what I hope will become a budding professional deviant art page under the name Rowan The Architect! I'll put the actual link up once I have something to post.

Now! This does not mean I will not be posting anything here anymore! It simply means I'll be putting more time into being professional rather than casual. That being said, I'll still be causal here, I just need a professional presence to attract future employers!

2018 is gonna be hard as hell, but damn if it won't be awesome.
I've been doing some TVtropes surfing over the weekend, in between the sleep deprivation of very early mornings in a different state, and I've decided I'll be reviving an old fanverse idea set in the Kingdom Hearts universe. It's a set of three stories, revolving around the worlds of HTTYD, Storm Hawks and Slugterra, each focusing on an OC's interactions with the respective heroic groups of these worlds. What will hopefully make it interesting is that each OC is a Keyblader with ties to the Darkness in some way, shape or form. I know that sounds cliche, but I've put a fair amount of work into it. I'll post the first chapter of each one, see what the five people who pay attention think.
I mentioned back a couple of years ago that my sister had an account, samsonandflynn . She never uses it, so I'm pretty sure that I'm safe in writing this.

I see no need to apply any sugar to this: We hate each other. Not mere dislike, no simple sibling rivalry, I am talking down and out, passionate, unrelenting, ceaseless hatred on a scale normally used for calculating natural disasters, ever since the day I started talking well enough to argue with her. I think she's got so many sticks up her ass it's a wonder she can walk straight, which probably isn't true, she thinks I'm a lazy asshole who doesn't give a damn about anything, which definitely isn't true.

We don't get along, and probably never will.

And the sad part is I can never escape it. Like it or hate it, we're family.

Despite that though, I really do enjoy seeing her when she's happy. And I think she does care, deep down. She just doesn't know how to express it, I think.

If I'm being honest, neither do I.
  • Listening to: The reports of my spies.
  • Reading: Tarot cards
  • Watching: The world burn
  • Playing: The hearts and minds of the nation
  • Eating: Liver with a side of fava beans
  • Drinking: The tears of your madness
By Sumi-Sprite AGAIN. GAH.

Anyway.

RULES:
1. Type down your username or your name vertically.
2. Type the song that randomly just pops in your head (or if you find a song that you know) make sure that the first letter starts with whatever letter you put down. 
3. Count the letters that you typed down, and tag the same number of people in your journal.

Buckle up, people. We could be here a while.

Caffeine - This is team CFVY's theme song! How could I not love it?
YOU MAY KNOW DREAM - [link]
Bad Apple - I've been getting into Touhou a bit more lately, and this version of the song stands out for me:[link]
Elektrika - Unkown, but I like the dance that goes with this.
Rock'n'Roll - Daft Punk. From their Homework album. Daft Punk in general is great.
-
Ash like snow - Unknown, but it's the nightcore version I like:[link]
Native Faith - Jazz Remix:[link]
Geragerapo - King Cream Soda. Say what you will about Yokai Watch, but damn if that theme ain't bouncy!
Emotion - Daft Punk. A very slow progressing song, good for chilling or doing homework.
LUVORATORRRRRY! Specifically the version with 96neko, Reol and nqrse.
-
Robot Rock - Daft Punk. Another classic. Unlike most of Daft Punk's songs' this one contains an actual guitar!
Oh Yeah - MAOR Daft Punk!
WILDFIRE!! By Gumi! Best Gumi solo song!
Always Know Where You Are - This is from the Treasure Planet Film. Best song in that movie.
Nightmare Night - Wooden Toaster - A halloween song written by bronies, for bronies and anyone else that enjoys Wooden Toaster stuff.

GAH FINALLY! I will prevent this cancer from spreading by saying only those that want to do it can do it.
  • Listening to: Sim Gretina
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Things
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
By FrancisJeremyXavyer

AGAIN.

Anyway.

Rules:
1) Open randompokemon.com/
2) Switch to "All regions" and "All types"
3) Switch to "1"
4) For each question, generate a Pokémon, and use it as the answer. Then comment about it 
5) PLEASE TAG PEOPLE! This is the only way the meme can get around
6) Post these rules.

1) This is you: Oshawott.
Since I'm one of the few people that actually like the little guy, I guess I'm OK with it. Besides, his evolutions are badass!
2) This Pokémon is your rival: Cubchoo.
O...Kay...
3) This Pokémon is deeply in love with you: Scrafty.
Pls no...
4) This Pokémon is stalking you: Chandelure.
Hey Candle-head! Think you can get the Scrafty off my back?
5) This Pokémon stole your cake: Psyduck
Surrender the cake or that headache's gonna be the least of your problems.
6) This is your lab partner: Magmortar
...Eh, living bunsen burner. I'll take it.
7) This is your best friend: Luxray
Cool! A nightlight, a badass and a means of transportation across land, in addition to being one of my favourite electric types.
8) This Pokémon is about to fight you: Palkia
... I REGRET NOTHING!
9) This Pokémon will do anything to get your shoes: Magmar
Get away from my boots dammit!
10) This Pokémon is currently hiding in your house: Zigzagoon
Eh, as long as you don't make a mess I guess we can pretend you're like a throw pillow or something.
11) This Pokémon is your pet: Chespin
Sweet, my starter in Unova! 
12) This is your new roommate: Throh
... Could be worse.
13) This is your new boss: Xerneas
... SWEET!
14) This Pokémon watches you while you sleep at night: Bronzor
If I evolve it, it can be my alarm clock too!
15) This Pokémon is scared of you: Arceus
Well, it's official. I have been blessed by Darkrai, Giratina or possibly both.
16) This Pokémon is about to perform surgery on you: Escavalier.
Help me...
17) You have to babysit this Pokémon all night: Skitty
Aah~! YES!  I AM GOING TO HUG THE SHIT OUT OF THIS THING ALL NIGHT LONG!

...*Ahem*
18) This Pokémon loves sleeping on your head: Bunnelby
I would have preferred a Sunken or the Skitty, but this isn't so bad. He's all fluffy.
19) This Pokémon envies you: Heatran.
Why does this guy envy me? He sleeps in goddamn volcanoes for Arceus' sake!

20) Use this Pokémon to tag some people!
Dwebble, Fury Cutter on these deviants!

SpinalBelt kenyastarflight BloodyVocaloid 
  • Listening to: Sim Gretina
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Things
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
I don't really mind tho. 

1. Write the rules.
2. Write 13 things about yourself.
3. Answer the 13 questions made by the person who tag you, and make your own 13 questions.
4. Tag 13 deviants. And I mean ONLY 13!
5. Make sure that they know that they are tagged.
6. Don't say "You're tagged if you read this..."
7. It is forbidden to not tag anyone.
8. Tag backs are allowed.
9. If you're lazy, don't do it on comments of this journal.
10. If you don't make this tag in a week, you need to obey a wish of the person who tags you.

Well, OK, here we go.

1. I'm 19.
2. I'm taken by the lovely SpinalBelt 
3. I'm in college right now.
4. At the time of writing I've just completed the hard part of an especially trying assignment.
5. I'm half Dutch, with some Welsh ancestry.
6. My paternal great-uncle was once the bishop presiding over Papua New Gineau, however you type it.
7. I'm a brony, and proud of it.
8. In direct correlation to the above, I don't judge anyone their hobbies.
9. I'm officially diagnosed with autism.
10. I believe that there are two infinities, the universe and human creativity. Not too sure about the universe.
11. I don't have too many friends, but I treasure the ones I do have all the same.
12. I'm a middle kid.
13. I love writing.

1. What was the hardest video game level or video game overall you've played?
    Oh, man. Mega Man Zero 4, the Tech Kraken level. NIGHTMARE. Not even the final boss was as hard as getting through
    that devil underwater maze.
2. Which is better: Family Guy or Rick and Morty?
    Don't like Family Guy, haven't watched Rick and Morty.
3. Pokemon anime: yes or no?
    Yes.
4. Have your parents/friends wanted you to get into something you didn't like and still don't?
    Only a couple times.
5. Would you watch a let's play of a game you've never played to know if you wanted to play it or not?
    Yeah, did that with Magicka and a couple of other things.
6. Do you like any sports? If so, what's your favorite?
    Meh, not really.
7. Do you think cartoons should be taken as seriously as live-action?
    Depends entirely on subject matter and style.
8. What was the worst book-to-movie translation you've ever seen?
    The Cat in The Hat. It was OK, but I personally feel like it's in it's own little bubble compared to the rest of the Seuss
    universe.
9. What is your favorite mythos (Greek, Egyptian, Japanese, Welsh, etc)?
    Ooh, tough one. Greek, Egyptian, Japanese and Aboriginal myths stand out for me.
10. What's your favorite breakfast cereal? (wild card, i know)
    I don't typically have cereal for breakfast.
11. I am a Republican, and I voted for Ted Cruz, but I kind of like Bernie Sanders. Is that weird or bad?
    I try to stay out of American politics when I can, but as long as you didn't vote for Trump, you're alright in my book.
12. Do you like Once Upon a Time?
    Haven't seen it.
13. Am I freaky or weird in any way?
    Yep. And that is in no way a bad thing.

Alright, now my own 13. Let's see...

1. What is your anime of choice? Max 5
2. What are your thoughts on Overwatch?
3. Of the authority figures in your life, who do you look up to the most?
4. Original Bionicle: Yah or Nah?
5. Code Geass: Yah or Nah?
6. Favourite Abridged Series? Max 3
7. Vocaloid - Heard of it?
8. Harry Potter: Your thoughts?
9. Tough one: Which is the bigger hate-sink - Umbridge or the Dursleys?
10. Favourite Youtuber?
11. MLP: Yah or Nah?
12. Favourite Pokemon Generation? (Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, SInnoh, Unova or Kalos)
13. Who would you consider your dA bestie?

And now, the tags:

SpinalBelt BloodyVocaloid mqytiff RenVortex Sumi-Sprite MaxGomora1247 cursedironfist7 HazuraSinner Earthen-Arts Dane-of-Celestia Miku-Nyan02 Leelu LucarioShirona 

Enjoy, one and all!
  • Listening to: Daft Punk
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Things
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
So yeah. First week of study at a college of Creative Media, AND I LOVE IT!
  • Listening to: Lindsey Striling
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Things
  • Playing: Terraria
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
No matter if you create art on paper or on a screen, no matter if you do it with text or through colour, there is a guiding force watching you and directing you throughout the process. When you experience a rush of creativity, you are given the opportunity to exist outside of yourself and become the channel for a higher power to bring feeling and life into physical form. It's the single most addictive drug in the world, and it's what we as artists live for.


Or at least, that's how I see it.
  • Listening to: My bro play Skyrim
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Things
  • Playing: TRYING to play Guild Wars 2...
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
Something something Internet's down, something something using portable modem, something something I got tagged AGAIN by Sumi-Sprite here it is.


100 TRUTHS

BASIC INFO:

Real Name: Rowan is ONE OF my real names. Not saying which.
Nicknames: None.
Zodiac Sign: Rat and Gemini
Male or Female: Male.
Nursery: Don't remember.
Primary School: Named after some obscure saint, I block most of it out.
Secondary School: Named after a well-known saint, slightly better, still bad.
Hair Colour: Brown with red streaks. Get my bonce under the right light and
Long or short: As long as I can get away with, which is increasingly so now I'm out of school. 
Loud or Quiet: Quiet unless I have something to say, which holds true
Sweats or jeans: Jeans all the way
Phone or camera: Phone
Drink or smoke: Drink, but rarely.
Do you have a crush on someone: Nope. I've moved on from crushes
Political Orientation: See the squiddy who tagged me for the answer to this one.  
Piercings: None.
Tattoos: None
                                                                                                                                                                              

HAVE YOU EVER [BEEN IN]:

Plane: Yep
Car accident: Well, I once experienced someone bumping into us hard enough to nearly five my mother a heart attack but left no actual damage, does that count? 
Fist Fight: Unwillingly close to coming into a fist fight  me against these freak sluts at an alternative school. Don't ask.
                                                                                                                                                                             

FIRSTS:

First Piercings: N/A
First best friend(s): When I was 6, I believe.
First instrument: Trumpet.
First award: Don't remember
First crush: Also in Primary school.
First language: English.
First big holiday: Christmas.
                                                                                                                                                                             

LASTS: 

Last person I spoke to: Brother
Last person I texted: Girlfriend
Last person I watched: MantaDrifter
Last food I ate: Pizza
Last film I watched: Despicable ME 2
Last song I listened to: Dancing Samurai (SA~MU~RAI~!)
Last thing I bought: Food
Last person I hugged: Dad
                                                                                                                                                              

FAVES:

Food: PASTA.
Drink:  Coke
Clothing: Casual, and black. I do like the black. 
Book: Currently, The Harry Dresden series.
Color: Don't have one 
Flower: ? 
Music: J-pop of the Vocaloid variety.
Movie: Don't have one
Subjects: Well, the one I hated the least was General Math, cuz it was simple to understand. 
                                                                                                                                                                             

IN THE PAST YEAR I...

[ ] Kissed someone silly
[X] Celebrated Christmas 
[ ] Had my heart broken
[X] Felt like a child again
[ ] Had someone question my sexual orientation
[ ] Made someone cry tears of happiness
[X] Broke some sort of rule willingly
[] Created a new tradition
[X] Done something I've regretted
[ ] Broke a Promise
[X] Kept a Secret
[] Pretended to be Happy
[X] Met someone who changed my life
[ ] Pretended to be sick
[ ] Left the Country
[X] Tried something I normally wouldn't like, and liked it
[X] Cried Over The silliest/smallest thing
[ ] Ran a Mile 
[ ] Visited someplace brand new
[] Stayed or became single
                                                                                                                                                                             

CURRENTLY

Eating: Nothing
Drinking: Nothing
Getting ready to: Do internet things, as the net came back while I was doing this
Listening to: My bro play Hearthstone
Plans for tomorrow/today: Not sure
Waiting for: Nothing much
                                                                                                                                                                             

YOUR FUTURE

Want kids: Hm... Maybe
Want to get married: Maybe
Careers in mind: Game development!
                                                                                                                                                                             

WHICH IS BETTER:

Lips or eyes: Ooh, I dunno
Shorter or taller: Doesn't matter. 
Romantic or spontaneous: A mix of both
Nice stomach or nice arms: I'm fortunate enough to have someone with both. :)
Sensitive or loud: I've dealt with enough loud people to know I like the sensitive ones.
Hook-up or relationship: Eh.
Troublemaker or hesitant: Again, somewhere in the middle
                                                                                                                                                                             

HAVE YOU EVER...

Lost your glasses/contacts: Don't wear none
Ran away from home: Nope
Held a weapon for self defense: A stick
Killed somebody: No
Broken someone's heart: No.
Been arrested: No
                                                                                                                                                                             

DO YOU BELIEVE IN...

Yourself: Yeah, I do.
Miracles: Not a lot.
Love at first sight: Mmh, not really
Heaven: Well, there's gotta be SOMEWHERE we go after we die, and I'm banking on either this or the Underworld
Santa Claus: Why yes, as a matter of fact I do.
Magic: Yes.
                                                                                                                                                                             

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY

Is there one person you wanna be with, right now: SpinalBelt , the aforementioned GF 
Are you seriously happy with where you are in life: Meh.
Are you happy with the person you're with: Quite happy.

SUMI. ENOUGH. WITH. THE. TAGS. BLARGH.
  • Listening to: My bro play Skyrim
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Things
  • Playing: TRYING to play Guild Wars 2...
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
So there's this 5000 point giveaway thing that I'm doing. Journal here.

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  • Listening to: My bro play Skyrim
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Things
  • Playing: TRYING to play Guild Wars 2...
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Unity Tutorials
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
It's the Christmas season! That time when businesses go into overdrive, commercialism reaches it's peak, and we celebrate the birth of a child to a Muslim refugee couple! /SHOT


Anyway, for those who are interested, I'm poking at the next chapter of my Elites story. Just need to figure out a way to train Mato and the gang and make it believable, and I'm golden! XNFE's drones? A CRNT maybe? So many possibilities...

Anyway, I also got tagged by that cheeky little squiddy Sumi-Sprite, so now I gotta do the meme.

RULES:
Go to www.random.org/lists/
Pick 15 characters from any fandom you're into
Tag five other peeps
Have fun!

I've picked the Megaman fandom. Here we go...

Dad: Protoman.EXE. There is so much wrong with this on so many levels.

Sibling: Geo Stelar. Nice!

Grandpa: Alia. Or should that be Grandma? Either way, having a navigator relative is useful!

Haunts You: Layer. So she haunts me with her shyness?

Significant other: Cut Man. Again, so much wrong, so many levels.

Ex: Axl. Dammit, I'm not gay! Probably why I broke up with Axl, come to think of it.

Best friend: X. HELL YEAH!

Proposed to you: Roll. Uh, if you were remodelled to be, like, older than six, I might...

Boss: Mega Man. Alrighty then.

The Random Person you met at the bar: Zero. Nice! Wait, can Reploids get drunk?

Rival: Cinnamon. Our Hearthstone battles will be LEGENDARY!

Gave you your first kiss: Lan. NOPE. [link]

Drunk and singing Karaoke with: Omega X-is. WOOOOO!

Played 7 minutes in heaven with: Roll.EXE. HOW WOULD THIS WORK?!

Gave you your favourite dessert: Fairy Leviathan. Thanks for the Maxibon Levi, I've had a weird day...

Well, I'm officially never doing that again. But these people are!


FrancisJeremyXavyer BloodyVocaloid MaxGomora1247 HazuraSinner LucarioShirona 


Rowan out!
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Unity Tutorials
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
I'm just not sure anymore. I don't know what to write, I don't know what to play, don't know if I should play anything at all.

I've had the core of my aspirations shaken pretty badly today, and I don't know where to go from here.

I don't know what to do...


EDIT:

I'm a lot better now.

Had a bad time with some outdated Unity tutorials, then found some really good ones. Mr Jimmy Vegas, you are a legend.
  • Listening to: Las Ketchup
  • Reading: Fanfiction
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Terraria
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
Whew!

So, some of you may have noticed that I there was a suspicious lack of me related comments and replies these last two days.

The reason for that is thus:

I went down to the EB Expo!

Two conventions in two weeks, WTF am I doing to myself?


My shoulders are killing me, but it was so worth it! I got to play Journey(SUCH A PRETTY GAME I WANT IT), Dragon Quest Heroes and there was even a DDR machine!

IT. WAS. AWESOME.
  • Listening to: Las Ketchup
  • Reading: Fanfiction
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Terraria
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
My god, I am tired as hell. Comic Con is a great day out, don't get me wrong. The tickets are pretty cheap, as far as conventions go, and they have good stuff for sale.

But my advice? Don't do it if you have a pressing engagement that requires you to be up before the ass-crack of friggin' dawn the following day, such as a market. Your tired self will not thank you for it.


Still worth it.
  • Listening to: Squid Sisters
  • Reading: Fanfiction
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
Guess who's going to Oz Comic Con on the weekend?

That's right, it's me! I've got an outfit, got my tickets, got cash, I am SO ready for Saturday!



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  • Listening to: Owl City
  • Reading: Fanfiction
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
From :iconcursedironfist7:

Comment and I will:


1. Tell you something I learned about by looking at your DA page for 13 seconds.

2. Tell you a color you remind me of.

3. Tell you my first memory of you.

4. Tell you what movie, tv, or video game character you remind me of.

5. Ask you a question, and you must answer.

6. Tell you something I like about you.

7. Give you a nickname.

8. Tell you the object that is to the left of me.

9. Dare you to post this in your journal.
  • Listening to: Owl City
  • Reading: Fanfiction
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
I've been thinking about my writing. I've got several chapter sod lots of different stories completed, but I haven't put them up anywhere. So the question is: Should I put them up as the inevitable mishmash of disconnected bits of fic, or should I wait until i've actually finished a thing first?
  • Listening to: Drop Pop Candy (Gumi and YOHIOloid ver.)
  • Reading: Fanfiction
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing
The swirling mists of the realm of Youtube have seen fit to part before me, revealing the presence of a much anticipated sequel to a rather niche game! Magicka 2 is now out!

W00p W00p!