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04 October 2013 @ 09:45 am
More leveling, Xbox avatars and photos of Halloween decor  
I have been thinking a lot about my art. I really need to get back into it and I think I may today. I need to work on it early in the morning while the computer room is still cool. I opened the Flare Team pic and am laying down the flat colors on it so some progress is being made. I got up late today and now I'm rather behind on everything, but that's also because I stayed up too late last night. But I was having fun.

I did all the laundry yesterday. I'm not good this whole chore business and I don't do it until we've both literally run out of things to wear. What we have on is it. So it was that time. I was going to do the patio today and change outside papers but I think I should put it off until tomorrow because my back was a bit tight this morning probably from all the stuff I did yesterday with laundry. I need to be really careful this month and if I feel anything bad I need to stop right away even if I don't want to. So today will be an art and gaming day other than the daily stuff that needs to be done.

The only bad and disappointing news is I think I will return the camera. It's not because I don't like it. I was slowly warming up to it. I think that Live mode was the way to go with it. But with the AC broken and some bills that came in I need that money back and I need to help Chris out. Sucks when life throws unexpected crap at you like this. I also assumed that since this was the newer model of the camera I already had it would be the same or better. I am doing research now into what cameras are out there and pricing out. May-be after this bill period is over I can save up enough before our trip of a higher end model. I was telling Cheezey that I hate this pattern that seems to happen with me with electronics. I buy something I thin it good and it doesn't work out and I have to return it and when I get the replacement it's better. Remember the Nikon? Happened with that. And it happened with my laptop. Why can't it be right the first time. Now it may happen with this camera. I hate returning stuff. It's stressful for me though in the end it's for the best. I certainly love the laptop I have now.

Ok time for some pics of our living room this year.

This is the service shelf next to the budgies. I decorated the top shelf and I think it looks so nice. That gourd lights up at night. I need to take night pics.

The green gourd and the little round orange pumpkin with the metallic leaves are new. Chris got them for me and I LOVE them.

The window clings.


I got this crow from the sports store. He's a decoy. I thought he'd make a great Halloween decoration since he's live size and realistic. Looks great on the grow shelf next to this witch.

The new spiders on the curtain.

Three views our our CD shelf.

That counter is for our trip not Halloween. As of today it's 22 days to go!

I love those ghost lights and pumpkin lanterns.

Our kitchen this year is so nice!

I LOVE my little service window. It's so enjoyable to do dishes here and service the birds from here. It changes so much over the seasons and there are always different plants and decor on it.

Ok now about the avatars. On my Thagirion3 account on Xbox I have Davon set as the Avatar. He's not as good as Ophidius and Owen are, but he's not bad.

Davon Flare Xbox avatar

They eyebrows are nice. It's those skinny necks that look crappy on the bigger characters. But yesterday I was messing around on this account and wondered if I could make George. I had a feeling he wouldn't turn out so great. Like Malcolm on JP said "Boy I hate being right all the time".

George Smith Xbox Avatar

Well, kind of crappy and he closed his eyes when I snapped the pic and I didn't notice. So annoying that just like real life this can happen with fictional characters too. Part of the problem is he needs angrier eye brows. The shape is ok but they need to be pointed down. The outfit is fairly close and that's the best hair they had. I just knew he wouldn't turn out right with the crappy parts they have plus these stupid avatars are so cutesy. Just doesn't work with my serious characters. Ophidius is the exception but Chris mentioned he's already such an animated character it works for him. I need to get a pic of his cocky pic that shows up in the friends list. Anyway, I didn't save this progress so I don't know what the sliders are for George. I can make him again later and perhaps better anyway. I'm not ready to change Davon yet.

I made it to level 42 on Red Dead yesterday. SO Close now! To get through 42 I need 11,00 points. I think I'm right and to get from 49-50 it will be about 15,000 points. I'll make a note of that when I get to it. I need to think of creative ways to pose Thanatos and George (once I get him) so that I can get nice pics of them. It's sad there aren't too many screen caps of Red Dead Redemption because of the problem with the pause menu. On GTA V they solved this because the characters have phones with cameras and the photos you have in the game get uploaded to the social club with is a cool feature. How I wish Red Dead had this, but it's an older game so that will never happen now. So what's the goal for today? Every time it gets harder and harder to level. But only 8 levels to go. Let's see. I'll try for 45 for today, but that may be asking too much. Too bad there isn't some kid around that could play all day for me and get me those last levels and not get bored of doing Pike's Basin over and over. There is a challenge to do four forts in 36 game hours without dying. That's hard because I know how to beat two without dying but the other two I just can't. I die at least twice. Ugh.

Ok last thing and I need to get to work. I've got a dilemma with George, and it's giving me problems on some of my stories. I may or may not pose this question on DA. I have more friends there that might give me more options but I'm not sure I want it in such a public place. Ok first off Ophidius and Malidicus are fun and easy to torture and mutilate because they both have super regeneration. If they get really hurt (like they loose an arm) they have natural healing. On top of that it's boosted by transformations. So Ophidius could turn into a quetzal then into Quetzalcoatl then snake form and back to human. Do that a few times and each transformation heals more and more until they are recovered. So these two go around killing each other for fun, to find out how much something hurts and other sick deranged things. It's rarely out of anger or spite and they always get each other back. But George is not like this. I gave him way more limitations that are rather realistic but now problematic for me. George does not have natural regeneration. His healing is normal. So if he suffers a great injury he's laid up for a long time. Changing forms usually makes things way worse because the injury carries over. A bad cut on his arm could mean a huge gash in his side if he became Gallemotch. It also means parts that are unbreakable in one form could be broken in a weaker form if he changes. His shell as Gallemotch is basically impenetrable, but if he changed while hurt as a human into true form it's very likely it would be broken. Now sucking the life out of plants in any form helps him heal, but the worse he's hurt the more plants he'd need. This isn't good when you're a desert dweller. The other option is to find a safe place as Gallemotch and molt. A molt will give him complete healing, but it takes a long time and he's vulnerable during it. Those are the rules I have come up for with him. But I need to come up with some exceptions or something because it's a huge problem for when he gets hurts as a human or hybrid form. Plus he has enemies that want to kill him and at times would get the better of him. How's he going to get out of this? I can't have him die again because if he does it's over. Though as a top level demon he can take a lot of damage.

I'm thinking that perhaps only another demon could actually kill him and the only ones that could are Sorath, Thagirion and Quetz and Quetz has. Ok but that still doesn't make any sense because he can still take damage in his weaker forms. I like things to make sense and I really need to figure out this problem. Especially since you know me I have already thought of some things that will mess him up pretty bad. I just don't know how to get him out of some of these situation. So yes please I am open to ideas if you have any. I don't want every demon to have super regeneration though transformation (sounds like the name of a good science paper hehe), that's just seems like cheap cheating.

Ok that is it for now.

Current Mood: Confused
earthmother45earthmother45 on October 4th, 2013 05:22 pm (UTC)
Your house looks pretty cool there all decorated up for Halloween. I love the crow and witch photo!
Des: Fall Is Herethagirion on October 4th, 2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's nice to decorate and make the place look festive. How are things going? Pete getting better? I'm seeing you on more now. Glad about that. Chris has given me a second song for my character. I probably won't make a video for that one but it's so cool that he now has two. Please don't forget about the first video, we both worked very hard on it with music and animation.
actipton80actipton80 on October 4th, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
I love all of your ceramic pumpkins. Your collection dwarfs my family's collection. I like the decoy crow too.

I read your George problem, and I will need to think about it. I'm not really all that creative so I don't know if I can come up with anything. Are there any basic powers that all your demons have no matter what? If there are, could you figure out a way for him to use those? They don't have to be something like regeneration because that's cheap. Teleportation might be something they could all have. It's still cheap, but it isn't as cheap as regeneration, because they still have to heal. They just have a cheap way to get somewhere secluded so they can heal.

Edited at 2013-10-04 07:57 pm (UTC)
Des: Hummmthagirion on October 4th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks. They're just so cute and whenever I see a ceramic pumpkin I have to have it. Finding those at the dollar store really helped to boost my collection.

Yes actually they do. All demons can take "spirit form" which is basically changing dimensions. They become invisible and can go through solid objects. It's how they also can go to and from Hell. Though George's frequency is blocked so he can't return. This is something I could use to have him escape out of bad situations unless he's so hurt he can't even do that. I do have a story where I have him not be able to use it or it would be to easy for him to escape. But in the new one I've been stuck on this may be the way to go. Do let me know if you come up with something else but yes this does help.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Mameshiba Silvolfsilvolf on October 4th, 2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
I love the decorations! It looks so Halloweeny :D I love your rustic kitchen too, it's neat.
The X-box characters look so much nicer than the Wii ones. I'm so limited with my Miis.
As for George, maybe he could sleep and heal himself? AvistA has something like that, since in the RPs I used to do, Otis could regenerate, as could Zorak and she and Otis were always fighting things and hurting each other viciously (though they did love each other), so she would sleep and when she woke up in the morning, she would be healed. But she only healed when she was unconscious, sleeping.
Des: George Smiththagirion on October 5th, 2013 01:40 am (UTC)
Thanks. It makes the house so much nicer. Haha, I hate the rustic looks. If I could afford it I'd rip out all those cabinets and make it modern white or black. That's one 80's look I don't care for. I got a better pic of George and remade him so he's better now. That's true. I've seen the wii characters they are aweful. At least PS3 doesn't have to deal with avatars. I think taking advantage of being able to go into spirit form is a good way for him to escape. That might give him time to find plants or get some help.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on October 5th, 2013 09:54 am (UTC)
I like your Halloween decorations, especially the crow and turkey vulture. I also like the sparkly pumpkins.

Des: Peep Heartthagirion on October 5th, 2013 12:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I was hugging that crow and carrying it all over the store when I found it :D
Calzephyrcalzephyr77 on October 5th, 2013 02:39 pm (UTC)
These avatars of your characters make me think that they would make cool little dolls or vinyl figures :-)
Des: Cope Thumbs Upthagirion on October 5th, 2013 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah they might. I'd love to have one of Ophidius or Owen since they turned out the best.
Cheezey: Fall Pumpkins and Gourdscheezey on October 8th, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
Your house looks great with the decorations! I really like the string of pumpkin lanterns.

The avatars look cool. Nice job!

I understand your frustration with trying to fix a potential issue with a character even though the situation hasn't presented itself. You don't want to write yourself into a corner. I can't think of anything right now that would help, but if I do, I'll let you know.
Des: Fruit Leaves Fallthagirion on October 9th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
Thank you. It's very nice and festive in the living room.

They're not bad. I need to write down their sliders so I can make them again if I have to.

Yeah, I think ACTipton had some good advice. I'll have him use his ability to take spirit form to escape for short distances provided he's not too badly hurt.