It's been a couple of months since I last wrote an entry, so I guess this is a good time to updateLife
The last couple of months has been a bit of a blur. Been working, seeing friends, swimming, working, doing some drawing, playing games, working etc.
I've got to consider what I want to do because next year's going to be a bit complicated if I can't decide. I'm still thinking of doing the conservation project in Africa - if I can afford it, and they don't mind that I haven't contacted them for a while. I've also asked a couple of friends if they're interested in finding somewhere to live next year, but that (again) depends on whether we can afford it. In the meantime, I'm considering the possibility of doing volunteer work. I kind of want to go back to university, but again - money
I don't know whether it would be worth doing a second degree or to find another route into illustration.
It was my birthday a couple of days ago. Not much to say about that. I'm now 24. Kind of scary. Got some good gifts, went to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - I'm actually excited to see the next two films, even though I hated the third book. I've also been growing a beard over the last month. It wasn't for Movember, or No-Shave November - I just felt like growing one - it's a very fickle beard; so far it's been brown, blonde, almost ginger, and kinda grey. The world of beards is a mysterious one Art
Ideas are starting to build up and my list of unfinished drawings/projects is growing. I'm really going to have to start making a list to keep track of what I'm doing
If I submit anything in the next few weeks, it's probably going to be a random assortment of things. Pokémon
I ended up buying a 3DS and Pokémon Y - overall, I'd say the game is pretty good; the graphics are nice, some of the new mechanics are useful, and I liked the story more than the last one. My one criticism is that there's very little to do post story, but there may be more stuff hidden that can be unlocked by events - so that's kind of exciting. I picked Froakie and Bulbasaur as my starters, and because I wanted as much to be new as possible, I avoided any spoilers online of new Pokémon. I set myself a couple of challenges, including leaving my main team (sans Butterfree) unevolved until the Elite Four. Greninja was the last new Pokémon I saw - at first I thought it was okay, but then I found out it has a tongue for a scarf and I'm still creeped out now.
I'm not sure why I did this, but I decided to write down everything that happened (within reason) in a notebook as I went along. I think my original thought was to use it to create a comic, or some kind of story like in the Animé. It has made playing the game kind of a weird experience, since there's a lot of pausing to write things like "ran from wild x" and "defeated trainer y's w + z", but now I'm writing everything without thinking so it hasn't been that big a hinderance.
If anyone wants to add me as a friend, I've made a poll...The End
So that's the end of the journal. Thanks for reading