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08 December 2018 @ 12:01 pm
Good stuff for the most part  
Been a while since I posted something. Let's get the bad news out of the way first. Optic my sweet blue budgie girl died yesterday Dec 7th. She was old and had been sick. She had a bad leg and wasn't eating much. I brought her inside and had her in a special cage with a carpeted floor so she could move around. I had a very shallow bowl she could easily reach. I had just started to put her on the hand feeding formula that I had had Bullet on but she didn't make it. She had lost too much weight. So that really sucks. But Bullet is doing quite well. She's gained weight and acts like a normal budgie now. She's back to her old self and is quite active. I hope it will stay this way for years to come. I just have to do some extra maintenance with her.

I've mostly been gaming in my free time. I think I'm done with Forza and may only pick it up once in a while. So now I'm just focused on Red Dead 2. There used to be two great glitches in this game. One was a gold bar duplication glitch and the other was a horse loading glitch where you could get rare horses. They patched those and now they don't work. I hate patches that "Fix" stuff like this. If they didn't catch these errors in beta testing and the game went out to the public they should deal with it. People should not complain and mind their own business about fun exploits like this in an offline solo game. You can't remove individual patches on PS4 like you could on PS3, but I'm thinking of uninstalling my game and reinstalling it. That would get rid of all patches but what came with the disk. And this is another reason why having a physical copy of a game is still best since you can't do this with a digital download. The only thing that sucks it's a huge game and takes 2 hours to install. I need to back up my saves before I try this too in case something goes wrong. Then I need to either stay offline and make sure to not allow auto downloads. I hate that too because nothing should be downloading without my permission anyway. I'm not happy about the talking going around about the next generation consoles coming out that might be download only. That would destroy places like Game Stop. I personally love buying and selling used games, but that's what the game companies hate and they've been trying to destroy stores like Game Stop for years. I think if they do this with the consoles then it might be the end of stores which would totally suck. Well I may quit gaming if that happens or just only play rarely if a game comes out that I think is special enough to warrant my attention.

I'm still stuck on ideas for a Christmas card. This majorly sucks and the first week of December is gone. This is bad. I'm having a vague idea of Scary Fear in his cloak walking through the snow. That's the only image I'm getting and I don't even know what captions to put. It's more of a mood piece with him being the light source if he's holding a lantern at night.

My plants are doing well. Oh Wednesday was an amazing plant day. Chris helped me dig up the corms of the Amorphs in the front yard. My gosh. When I put them in the ground in 2015, the biggest one was abut 3 inches in diameter. These things were huge. About the size of a small jackolantern pumpkin. I don't know why they have not flowered for me. They are most definitely flowering age. I will make a video shortly on them. I was just waiting for them to dry out after having washed them. One has a lot of babies attached. Those will be good for trades later on. I am amazed. That made my day. I've got plant monsters on my self right now. Literally.
actipton80actipton80 on December 8th, 2018 05:48 pm (UTC)
Poor sweet little Optic. I'm sorry about her.

It's great that Bullet is doing so well.

I don't think I'd like it if games went download only. I haven't gamed since college, but my brother still does and I used to watch when he lived at home. I prefer physical copies too. That way you can buy, sell, trade, and share and you still have the game if your console craps out and you need to get a new one.
Desthagirion on December 8th, 2018 07:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah I was rather sad about it yesterday.

I'm extremely thankful for Bullet's amazing recovery.

I'm glad you agree. I fixed some bad spelling errors in my post that changed the meaning of what I was trying to say. You "CAN'T" remove specific patches. And apparently waling is a word because spell check doesn't underline that. I'll have to look up what that means. I meant walking. But yeah back to the subject. Yes redownloading is annoying and it's nice having a physical copy for the reasons you said. Plus we love having a shelf for real games. To the point we might make boxes for the download games. I wish my Plague Inc had a box and disc.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on December 9th, 2018 10:53 am (UTC)
I'm sorry about Optic. Was she bullet's mother? I'm glad Bullet is doing well, though.

Those glitches sound like fun so bah about the patches. I, too, would not like anything automatically downloading. It would suck if stores closed down and if you could not get old games.

Maybe Scary Fear's shape walking through the snow could look like a Christmas tree in silhouette. Although, personally, I'd like to see more action and more characters interesting with each other. But do not stress yourself or push yourself. If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen. You have done lots of other creative stuff this year. Yes, December is speeding along. I have not started on my Christmas cards yet, but I only have to mail them out...if that happens.

Wow. I'm glad you Amorphs are so big! I have no idea why they wouldn't have flowered, though. And I'm glad you have babies :)

Edited at 2018-12-09 10:53 am (UTC)
Desthagirion on December 9th, 2018 04:58 pm (UTC)
No she wasn't Bullet's mom but she had babies with Budgie Man, Bullet's Dad, after Bullet's mom died. So Bullet has half siblings. She was special because she was a calm female that didn't bite or scream when I held her. I loved that.

Yes they're harmless glitches. Who cares if people make extra money or get nice horses. I reinstalled the game. The gold glitch seems to work but not sure about the horse glitch yet.

I've just figured it out. I'm very happy about this so I will have something to print soon. This would make my 12th card for my 11th year. I can't miss a year now. I'm on a roll with these cards.

Thanks. I'm so happy about those amorphs.
kabuldurkabuldur on December 10th, 2018 10:13 am (UTC)
Oh, okay. I wondered if she was related because of their colours. And that she was calm and didn't bite or scream are very desirable traits to have in a bird. I'm sad she passed.

Yeah, they should let you have fun with your glitches. I'd like the horse one. I'm sorry you didn't get any until the end and then only one this time.

Yay on figuring out a card!

And yeah, those amorphs are pretty special and cool. I hope they flower next year!