EpicRome23 reacted to Rin for a status update, I won't be going to the new site, so I apologise if it upsets you. Valucre has been a
I won't be going to the new site, so I apologise if it upsets you. Valucre has been a great place and I've enjoyed my time here immensly. Along with the people I met, good and bad. I'll still be writing up the horrible book.
And you can always catch me on discord. My discord tag is Rin#7111.
I'll catch you on the flipside. ❤️
EpicRome23 reacted to Mickey Flash for a status update, I have finally wrapped things up and packed my bags. Val has been an awesome experien
I have finally wrapped things up and packed my bags. Val has been an awesome experience that I am happy to have had the privilege to participate in. If you have been away from the site for a while, and came back to see that the doors are closed, and want to chat with me, I will be at the new site Pretty Good RPG. Thank you, and lots of love.
EpicRome23 reacted to ticklefarte for a status update, I feel like I have to start packing my characters and stuff lol. I hate moving
I feel like I have to start packing my characters and stuff lol. I hate moving
EpicRome23 reacted to Eternity for a status update, Nothing is more satisfying then the way a great post just flows from the fingertips.
Nothing is more satisfying then the way a great post just flows from the fingertips.
EpicRome23 reacted to supernal for a status update, A sincere and honest thank you (just one) to haters, opportunists, and fair weather f
A sincere and honest thank you (just one) to haters, opportunists, and fair weather friends for the remarkably consistent reminder of the kind of person not bother with. Couldn’t have done it without you!
EpicRome23 reacted to notmuch_23 for a status update, As I play Pokémon Sword, I can't help but think of how many of the bad situations Thu
As I play Pokémon Sword, I can't help but think of how many of the bad situations Thurgood Singlance would have murdered Galar out of.
Chairman Rose wouldn't live past the conversation at the top of the tower, Sordward and Shieldbert would have their smug asses ventilated after they forced the first Dynamax, and Sonia's new "assistant" would be suffering for three days with a horrendous fever before dying of sepsis from being impaled Vlad-Dracula-style. Guess that's why he's here on Valucre instead of whatever planet the Pokémon games take place on...
...oh, and Oleanna's life would be in danger too...
EpicRome23 reacted to Ataraxy for a status update, Motivation is so hard to find in yourself sometimes. A moment, a single moment of pro
Motivation is so hard to find in yourself sometimes. A moment, a single moment of procrastination can lead to hours and then days. It's so much easier to do nothing, than to do literally anything. Even if you really want to do something, your body sometimes feels like not doing it at all. For no reason. Or at least no clear reason. Then time flies and the stress builds up, and the more stress builds up, the LESS you want to catch up because it just ends up creating a mountain to do. Then the mountain falls on you like an avalanche and all you can do is run and scramble to avoid being crushed by the sheer weight of it all.
And sometimes you know that you can not only outrun the avalanche but climb the mountain, and yet when you look for the motivation you realize you ran out it during the time you took running from it. Then it's like, ok next time I want do it again, but when next time comes you're body and mind are just like naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah it worked out in the end, sort of.
Right up until when there's an avalanche you can't run from anymore.
It's like, not to quote the meme, but JUST FUCKING DO IT. You're never gonna FEEL like doing it, so JUST DO IT.
Ironically, I'm typing this as a way to run from the building avalanche that is law school deadlines.
I'm not complaining, I chose to do this. It's more of a self-chastising introspection that I just kinda wanted to write out.
EpicRome23 reacted to vielle for a status update, Hello all! It's vielle again—hi, how are you, salutations. 😊 Having already done a re
Hello all! It's vielle again—hi, how are you, salutations. 😊
Having already done a returnee announcement thing once before, this probably isn't going to be as good as that last one, but nevertheless, I shall endeavor to explain a little about my absence. Life in all its messy glory happened, things have been worse off for me this year, and I came to a point where I didn't think I could write or roleplay anymore, This is the point of no return, I thought. But then: I bounced back, and thank God for that. I've rebuilt myself again, with all the dramatics and sparkly nonsense and everything, and I'm back on Val. I can't apologize enough for once again leaving without any warning and once again leaving the ever-wonderful Csl to pick up the pieces for me. I'm sorry for the events I've pulled out of and the threads I've left unfinished. Having gone through it twice now, I think it's time to be grown-up about it and to restrict my threads/activities to jive with my schedule in all seriousness, and God forbid I forget about accountability again. I'm sorry, and I will do better next time. If I ever get too close to yeeting off again, I'll arrange things I'm involved with before I ever get the chance to. 🙏
Tl;dr: I'm back, if a bit more lowkey this time around, and hopefully will be sticking around for good. If not, well, I've learned that I'll always come crawling back to the one roleplay forum site I can call home. 😂 Things will be slow going while I relearn the site again; if you want to do something together, just leave me a PM! I'm also reachable on Discord, but I'd prefer onsite communication, please! 😄
Hope you all have a wonderful day, and I hope to write with you all again soon enough! 💖
EpicRome23 reacted to zackrobbman for a status update, So Crash 4 follows the lead of it's predecessors when it comes to difficulty. It's st
So Crash 4 follows the lead of it's predecessors when it comes to difficulty. It's strict, unforgiving, platforming can make a man break his $60 controller rather quickly. But it wasn't TOO difficult. Beating the game got frustrating toward the end, but it's more than doable. I went back and played through its most difficult levels after beating it and they were cake.
But of course, what's a Crash game without it's large amount of collectibles and the looming taunt of beating the game 100% to get the true ending?
I'm a filthy casual that's never 100%'ted a Crash game, (Except Crash Twinsanity when I was like fourteen) but I decided to end that two weeks ago. And I FULLY...regret my decision.
The Gems? They can be found. The insanely perfect medals? Easy peasy. But the RELICS?! My...my GOD the RELICS! The times you have to beat to get a platinum relic on each level is...indescribably unfair and difficult. It's like Toys for Bob wants you to die inside from playing this game. Frame perfect movement and complete total mastery of the super spin are REQUIREMENTS to get even CLOSE to getting a platinum on a level. To make matters worse, the game is glitchy as HELL when speedrunning!
Faulty collision detection will send you plummeting through a platform and to your death. Glitchy spin reach will sometimes blow up TNT and Nitro crates that are NO WHERE NEAR YOU! Enemies and hazards sometimes turn freakin' INVISIBLE because they don't load their models, but they can STILL kill you! Blowing up TNT and Nitro crates feels like russian roulette, since its explosion radius is so got dang BIG! Oh, and the explosion lasts half a second, so it doesn't matter if you run into into it well after it's happened. Sometimes you reach for a rope and it goes right through you! Sometimes the bounce on a crate won't register! Sometimes the CUTSCENES lock your character in place over a death pit and you fall FOREVER! (can't even press start!) The platinum ghost you try to beat can JUMP on you to cancel your momentum and block crates you shoot as dingodile! Hazards you slide under will still kill you at random! Icy surfaces do all KINDS of crazy stuff that I don't have the time or patience to go into detail for! And pointless props BLOCK me when I jump!
And for the cherry on top, I'm playing with a glitched controller! At random, when I'm trying to move forward by pushing up the left analog stick, I'll slow to a walk! Slowing down mid-air in a platform game as strict and precise as this is SOUL CRUSHING.
And I've only got TWENTY THREE PLATINUMS. I still gotta get FIFTEEN more!!!
I know what you're thinking though. "Zack, just stop playing the game!" I CAN'T! I've got TWENTY THREE PLATINUMS, man! I'm too far gone now! I can't be saved! And....this game costed me sixty two dollars. I'm far too cheap to quit. I threw my controller four times to today, but I know I'll be right back at it tomorrow right after work. It's like a black hole man! It sucks you in!!!
The worst level of them all so far, though? Bear Repeating. Nearly all of that glitchy crap I stated up there happened in this level. I got so dang good at speeding through it that I was regularly leaving the platinum ghost WAY back in my dust, but I'd STILL come short, sometimes by a SECOND, of the platinum time. Why? Because I missed one or two time boxes. I wanna cry just thinking about it, even though I eventually GOT that platinum through SHEER WILL-POWEEERRRRRRR!
Oh, right. There's an even faster Relic you can get. The Toys for Bob Relic. These relics are OFTEN a whole FIFTEEN SECONDS FASTER than the platinums! I've only managed to get ONE, and I bet I got it by MILISECONDS! Why the hell did they think it'd be a good idea to make those a thing?! I'm already beating the GAME TESTERS speed with platinums! Who the HELL is getting these crazy times with the TFB medals!? Who is he?! WHERE is he!? I'm gonna MESS THAT GUY UP when I see him!!!! NO RULES, BARE KNUCKLE BOXING! BRING IT, NERD!
Whew! Got that outta' my system. Actually, one more thing. I'd be willing to pay a large sum of money for one of the level designers of this game to sit next to me while I play. Every-time something janky happens, I get to punch the employee. The pay for this will likely leave me and my kids, kids, kids in debt for the ret of their lives, but if I'm being honest, the employee will likely be very dead after an hour.
Learn from my example, people. Don't do crack, don't do heroin, don't do embalming fluid, and definitely DON'T try to 100% Crash 4! Save yourselves!!!!
EpicRome23 reacted to -Lilium- for a status update, When life gets messy pour gasoline on it, light a match, and keep on walking. Throw y
When life gets messy pour gasoline on it, light a match, and keep on walking. Throw your shades on and don't look back, because that's how bad ass we are.
EpicRome23 reacted to P.N.See for a status update, Ok, so... Long story short: AFV no more. I'd got released from the hospital three day
Ok, so... Long story short: AFV no more.
I'd got released from the hospital three days ago. (COVID-19 had got me). Still weakened, I need some time to sort out my affairs and get myself together before I dive back into RP.
EpicRome23 reacted to -Lilium- for a status update, To those I am in collaboration with, This update should have come weeks ago, so I do
To those I am in collaboration with,
This update should have come weeks ago, so I do apologize for the tardiness in presenting it now. We have moved and-although settled for the most part-have shoddy internet, strange school schedules for the kids/hubby, and I am in the process of orienting at my new job.
At some point when I finish orientation and convert back to my usual night schedule, I will return. I may be away right now but I am still very much with you.
PS: That was supposed to just be a heart but since I am unable to delete it via mobile at this time, you get adoring eyes along with this ❤ and a 🍪.
EpicRome23 reacted to Csl for a status update, I'll be away from Valucre likely until December. Details in my original (updated) AFV
I'll be away from Valucre likely until December. Details in my original (updated) AFV post.
EpicRome23 reacted to danzilla3 for a status update, WHEN PEOPLE DON'T INSTANTLY REPLY TO MY MESSAGES BRAIN: People have lives! There's an
WHEN PEOPLE DON'T INSTANTLY REPLY TO MY MESSAGES
BRAIN: People have lives! There's any number of reasons why they haven't responded y-
ANXIETY: THEY HATE YOU. YOU MADE THEM HATE YOU. WHY DO YOU PUSH EVERYONE AWAY?
EpicRome23 reacted to Zashiii for a status update, Posts will be delayed until the internet guys fix our connection. Apologies. 🙏
Posts will be delayed until the internet guys fix our connection. Apologies. 🙏
EpicRome23 reacted to Tyler for a status update, Hey everyone, so I know you've all heard this from me before, but this time I'm afrai
Hey everyone, so I know you've all heard this from me before, but this time I'm afraid I'm pretty serious.
Some of you may have seen a related statement or two from me already, or may just have noticed my general inactivity, but to make it clear to you all, I am ending my involvement in Canon Valucre. For one, I have largely lost interest in the canon world and process. My factions have gone as far as they're allowed to go (be it by the setting or my own personal limitations), and my characters either reached the end of their progression, or lack any avenue to be useful or interesting in the world going forward. And I'm just simply not interested in all the grind and post count requirements needed to adapt everything again.
But more importantly, I just don't have the desire to devote the time to it anymore. The first time I tried to "leave", it was because I thought the situation at work was about to change and that it would affect my ability to RP reliably... well, things did change, only not in the way I expected. Rather than things suddenly getting busier and me being unable to find the time, COVID came around and caused our office to shift everyone to work-from-home (a change I absolutely love, by the way). As it turns out though, this change has sapped my RPing reliability considerably, but not due to lack of time or access. Rather, the availability of other activities to conduct in my free time has all but quashed any desire I might have had to try and rekindle the dimming fires of my canon characters and plots.
That does not mean I have lost interest in RPing entirely. But the type of RPing I enjoy, the kind I cut my teeth on if you will, is not viable with the canon setting. I am in discussions with another person to set up an RP in the alternative section, and I have otherwise devoted time to doing quasi-tabletop/DnD type RPs in Discord servers. It is my plan to focus on those things with what time I allot to RPing.
I only have two active RPs left here (and one inactive), and I fully intend to conclude them. For any of you who may have still been banking on any future plans with me though, I apologize. Hopefully I'm not leaving anyone high and dry, but I'm thinking I've already had discussions with anyone who I had any imminent plans with. Maybe I'll end up RPing with some of you again in the alternative RPs if they happen.
Was tempted to wrap up the message all formal-like... but it's not like I'm leaving the site (at least not yet), so I'm just gonna leave it that.
EpicRome23 reacted to zackrobbman for a status update, *writes post* *Post get three likes* *Notices that another persons previous post got
*Post get three likes*
*Notices that another persons previous post got all superlikes*
Me: ….Wait....was my post bad?
Evil Me: Your posts annoy people! Regular likes can only ever mean that they didn't deem your work worthy of anything more than being noticed! People don't enjoy writing with you! You should stop writing and wallow in pathetic self pity!
Me:....That sounds kinda' boring though. I think I'm just being paranoid. They probably just didn't think it was worth a whole bunch'a praise, which is fine.
Evil Me: No! People hate you! Your writing sucks! There are no good people! No one appreciates anything you do! Everyone is selfish and evil and you should assimilate to get back at them! The government watches you through your computer! The CIA planted a chip in your brain to brainwash you into killing their enemies! Aliens abducted you when you were nine and wiped your memory! There's poison in all the food people give you! The lizard people wait for you to come outside at night! Your neighbors are government agents that were hired to watch you! Your life is wrong! Trust no one! *pulls out gun and cocks it* Not even yourself!
Me: Why do you have a gun?
Evil Me:....I don't know.
EpicRome23 reacted to Praetorian for a status update, Mag comeback, you can blame it all on me. Mag comeback, I can change you'll see. 💔 ;-
Mag comeback, you can blame it all on me. Mag comeback, I can change you'll see. 💔 ;-;
EpicRome23 reacted to -Lilium- for a status update, Once again, I am falling behind and apologize for any delays due to this. Things have
Once again, I am falling behind and apologize for any delays due to this. Things have been a little hectic and exhausting so I have been getting as much sleep as possible between homeschooling the kids and working.
I have Friday-Monday nights off this weekend so I am hoping to catch up at that time. As always I appreciate your patience and understanding.
EpicRome23 reacted to vielle for a status update, Market research time: two characters and a dynamic, go! 😄
Market research time: two characters and a dynamic, go! 😄