Finally got this to a stage where it's presentable online, but I've been working on a second tattooed arm sleeve! It's nowhere near done yet of course, but I'm pretty happy with how it's turning out so far.
I had my first progress meeting for my PhD today, and it looks like I smashed it out the park! Gonna take it easy for the next couple of weeks now (including a week long break in Scotland) before I head off for my first archive visit in August. :)
I've been so bored with the current state of gaming recently (i.e. too many remakes, remasters and ports of old titles. Basically, it's in the same state of inertia that TV and film are) that I've gone back to reading books. Now I feel like a grumpy old lady lol.
In other random events in my life, I stupidly made a bet with my mum that if I grew out my hair long again, she'll get a tattoo sleeve (thus covering up an ancient tat with my real dad's name on. They've been divorced for years at this point and my mum remarried a few years ago, but she's been too preoccupied to get a coverup). Considering I've kept my hair short for a year now, growing it out will not be fun.
I find it cheeky how some Vocaloid fans complain about Project Sekai and how it's become the latest gateway to Vocaloid for "cringey" newbie fans, never mind that Vocaloid in general used to have a reputation of being a peak cringe fandom back in the late 2000s and early 2010s. I don't play ProSeka because I don't play mobile games, but I'm glad it's causing the Vocaloid fandom to go through something of a Renaissance period. It means the '"Vocaloid is dead!" corner can shut up for five minutes lol.
Soooo, someone's leaked the Hisuian designs for more Pokemon in Legends Arceus, and as someone who defended SwSh on the whole, even I had to admit some of the designs are... bad. I won't share any pictures here because spoilers, but I will say Palkia has been BUTCHERED.
I haven't really talked about my PhD since I was accepted into the course because... Who else on here really wants to hear me babble on about the history of autism in Britain? Plus, all I've really been doing for the last few months is write up the literature review, which is taking up a lot of time considering I've had to research the currently lacking historiography of autism in general. (The short version: academics didn't give a monkeys about autism history until around ten years ago).
So yeah, the reason I haven't talked about uni recently is because I'm stuck at the tedious stage.
Erm... So I tried shaving the sides of my head yesterday, mainly because my pixie cut was getting way too fluffy on the shaved parts and it was annoying the crap outta me, and my mum was too scared to touch my hair with an electric shaver. It went about as well as you'd expect, considering I did it myself and I obviously can't see the back of my head lmao.
Okay, the sides of my head aren't too bad... It's the back that looks awful. My stepdad's offered to try and fix it, but my mum is still upset, so I might just wait until I see my hairdresser next week.
Which begs the question... Why the hell did I shave my hair when I could have just waited to go to a hairdresser? Sigh.
Fourth part of my tattoo done, and because it's close to the part of my elbow where it bends all the time, I'm now in more excruciating pain than usual. Think I'll just play Pokemon Shining Pearl tonight and rest it off.
So apparently, BDSP are so faithful to the originals that they've brought back some of the old glitches from DPP, like the void glitches with Darkrai and Shaymin. There's also a severe softlock issue with the puzzle in Snowpoint gym if you leave the autosave on (basically, it's entirely possible to trap yourself within the snowballs. One poor sod managed to get himself softlocked in there because the game autosaved as soon as he got stuck. I think the issue existed in DPP, but at least you could manually save before that happened.) Fortunately, there seems to be a secret menu on the title screen where you can load a backup save, but this implies the devs knew some people would accidentally softlock themselves at certain points.