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Yakamaru

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been alright! i definitely don't check this as often as i should though lol. i'm on discord a lot more these days
Hehe. Glad to hear you've been all right. Wouldn't mind catching up on Discord.
 

StolenMadWolf

resident Lab Wolf
I never thought I would say this, but for the first time in my life, I'm actually beginning to overwork myself, and I don't even have the excuse of shitty work hours now I have a new job with shorter shifts. My current shifts include working on three weekdays for around three and a half hours from 4pm to 7:30pm, whilst weekends last from 8:30 to 1:00pm. This wouldn't be that bad considering my current position and the pay (although not ideal for living on my own without adding in an extra shift), however, despite the short distance between home and work, I still have to fight my way through school rush or mid-day traffic at least once, so the actually journey times are actually 20-30 minutes for a journey of only 10 miles at least, and to play it safe, I give myself at least another 15 minutes. It also mean's that on weekdays, I'm not typically back in until 8:10pm.

The result is I now have to eat early dinners at 2pm at the latest rather than the typical 5-6:30 slot, which changes a few dynamics. This doesn't seem that bad, but I am also still actively training in the new job. That included rescue training that lasted eight hours on each of two days, and I'm due to take part in another set of training practicals this weekend. Not only that, but I have to go back over some assignments for small amendments, which will still take time with how many documents there are.

Again, fairly managable, except I am also going out on Tuesdays for an Acting Course, albeit one that I am enjoying very much, but it does mean another three hours and half an hour drive each way again. The result of all this scheduling, and the way the training and work/shadowing sessions are going, starting from the 22nd of Jan (a few days ago), I'll be out doing some kind of work, training or praticals for 13 straight days. With only one day off before I'm back in to work, and the sooner I can get the training done, the sooner I can take up actual classes to teach that will free others to focus on their studies.

Eek.

And on top of that, there is also the creative work I'm going at in my spare time, which includes the following:
  • Three Seperate Writing Projects
    • One very large novel, Nyulfur, that I'm trying to work out how to get edited/published.
    • One shorter novella, The Ship of Aurora, currently a WIP for the first draft.
    • One fan-fic to get a small fanbase built up and to get some experience, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Guardians of Balance.
  • Art practice so I can eventully take commissions. The problem with this is once I actually get into a rhythm, I find it very hard to actually stop working on said art now (my new avatar being a case in point).
  • Running a large RP on SB, whilst also trying to keep up with character and world posts and updating records.
The latter two I often spend three or more hours looking at in the morning before I have to get something to eat, then when I get back, I'm often doing another couple of hours at least looking at anyone of the three until I head off to bed (often whilst simultaniously watching something, since myself and the family have been collectively been binging films and series since the start of the pandemic). Only then do I listen to some music or otherwise relax before calling in.

It's now becoming pretty apparent that I'm literally doing too much. Hopefully once the training calms down, I can ease back a bit, but still... after years of often being called lazy, I'm now actually overworking myself. And again, this is after dropping a 9-5 job in order to change careers and to focus on said creative endevours.

Don't get me wrong, some of this stuff is really fun. But it's still work... and beyond cutting back on some involvement in the RP (I've already said that I might be culling some of my own involvement/temporarily poofing myself in some cases), I actually have no idea how to do this...

Double eek.
 

Judge Spear

Well-Known Member
Trans people at night.

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Trans people in the morning.
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(please get joke)
 

Chaosmasterdelta

Rule Breaker
I need help with understanding what I am suppose to do for this assignment. The teacher might have talked about it in class, but I was busy doing something else for class.
 

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Connor J. Coyote

¥otie ¥otezer
I think my desktop's mouse in getting ready to stop working soon, which kinda sucks..... I got a replacement already, but... ergonomically, it'll probably take some use for me to get used to again... eh. ;)
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
It is January, and I saw a butterfly outside today...

Numerous flowers from the wrong time of year are open and plants are struggling to grow as if they think it's meant to be spring.
 

TyraWadman

The Brutally Honest Man-Child
It is January, and I saw a butterfly outside today...

Numerous flowers from the wrong time of year are open and plants are struggling to grow as if they think it's meant to be spring.
I've noticed the birds coming and going at all the weird/'wrong' times too. Definitely a sign that things be changing!
 

Hound-of-chulainn

Well-Known Member
Heh.....I'm buying a new mouse..... I can't stand this new thing after just a day.
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Anyway..... someone asked me if I may be a former user on here in disguise...... nah, my matey.
But my sparkling new avi is here just for the occasion. :cool:
My logitech G502 started dying last month, so I got myself a razer naga since it was on sale. I'm actually really happy about it so far. it took a bit to get used to. but also having those swappable side button panels being a number pad means I can finally use all my skills comfortably in final fantasy 14. xD
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
I've noticed the birds coming and going at all the weird/'wrong' times too. Definitely a sign that things be changing!

We've ruined our world, and if we were given a fresh one we'd probably trash that as well. .-.
 

Connor J. Coyote

¥otie ¥otezer
My logitech G502 started dying last month, so I got myself a razer naga since it was on sale. I'm actually really happy about it so far. it took a bit to get used to. but also having those swappable side button panels being a number pad means I can finally use all my skills comfortably in final fantasy 14. xD
Eh... I just need something that isn't too complicated that's ergonomically easier on my fingers...... especially when I do a lot of digital artwork with people and stuff like that..... the new one I got now is actually clunkier to use than the old one I had; and so..... I've got a bit of buyer's remorse at this point that I didn't get something different. Logitech's an excellent brand though.... I use one of their keyboards and it's a breeze to use.
 

TrishaCat

The Cat in the FAF
Hello is supposed to be a greeting not a conversation starter by itself
I get those from time to time too and it's always annoying, right alongside rp requests
"Do you rp"
I dunno do you walk up to strangers irl to ask them to larp with you? No? Then why would you do that here
 

Hound-of-chulainn

Well-Known Member
Eh... I just need something that isn't too complicated that's ergonomically easier on my fingers...... especially when I do a lot of digital artwork with people and stuff like that..... the new one I got now is actually clunkier to use than the old one I had; and so..... I've got a bit of buyer's remorse at this point that I didn't get something different. Logitech's an excellent brand though.... I use one of their keyboards and it's a breeze to use.
Yeah, I like Logitech, but some of their cheaper mice have an issue with the buttons ghost clicking after a while. in games that's not a super huge issue, but misfiring my line tool or releasing it early while I'm doing pixel art sucks. I usually use a tablet for my 2d art, but for dithering/patterns backgrounds I use my mouse. Having a comfy and reliable mouse is really important for art. ^_^"
Oh hey, private message!
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You mean you get DMs? xD
I've only had a few people randomly message me on here. One person asked me if I wanted to be frens, and then a few others randomly dm'd me asking for free art. I haven't gotten those since I started doing pixel art tho.
 

Judge Spear

Well-Known Member
I ignore DM's like that because if the follow up isn't begging me for art, its asking me to roleplay. The latter of which is an immediate block.
 

Yakamaru

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