Monday, April 18, 2011

Majora's Mask

She moved to study another area of the wall. "What about this one?"

"That's an Emera. And a real sword would cut through it in one stroke."

"This one?"

"Probably not."

She spun. "Then what should I..."

He turned as well. Tsira was staring. Twin rapiers, each with jagged edges near the hilt, hung from the back wall. Octras knew the slight curve of the blades, coupled with the blood-colored silk of their wrapping; these were killing blades, Myrmidons. They were the most expensive weapons in the continent.

"Those. I want those."

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My book is out in the world, being read. I finally have an idea for a title that may stick: "Tsirash". It means "Home". I'll be writing at least two other books that take place on the same world: one is about the villain, the other is more of a sequel.

I haven't drawn anything (with the exception of wax on eggs) in a long time. I keep feeling like I should be drawing something, but... I'm at a loss right now. I just don't know what to do with that ability right now.

I'm on Spring Break this week, so no work! Yay! I'll have more time for wasting my time.

I just love the Legend of Zelda series. Everything about them is so well-done. In particular, I'm in love with the two for the N64, Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. Nintendo is remaking OoT for the 3DS, so I'll be acquiring that when it comes out, but there's just something about Majora's Mask that is just so fascinating to me. There's just so much going on behind the scenes... and it's also kind of depressing, actually. No matter what you do, you can't save everyone. Even as I do each sidequest, there's something else going on that you don't have the time to fix. Even if you change something, when you go back in time, it just happens all over again. Besides that, the butler's son, Darmani, and Mikau cannot be saved at all.

Anyway...

I'm just going to enjoy my week off.

-Tsira

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Stupid Hip

Life can be really irritating sometimes, like when your body decides that it is going to hurt badly for no good reason.

In a string of lameness (literally), my hip has decided to go on vacation. Without its support, I can barely walk from the bed to the bathroom--and this is the third time it's happened! In August, I woke up with a sort of popping sound, and as I did my normal activities, and went to a baseball game that evening, my leg became stiff and hurt just to move a little in my seat. But that's as bad as it got.

In November(?) I experienced a similar sensation while sitting in a chair at work. After a few hours, it became so bad that I couldn't sleep. The next morning I couldn't walk very well and was forced to miss work. Jaron and I decided that we had better see what the problem was, so we took our concern to the InstaCare. After the doctor painfully moved my leg to see what its restrictions were, we did an x-ray and found... nothing. He said there was something that teenagers get sometimes, but my condition was passed off as a dislocation that did a little damage and then fell back into place.

It sounded a little fishy, but I went with it.

Now I have it again. This time it has been three days, growing gradually worse. As of late last night/this morning, I cannot walk at all.

I looked up my pain this time, instead of going through expensive procedures. Besides the dislocation, the only thing that came up with popping/clicking/catching in the hip was something called an Acetabular Labral Tear. But no matter what it is, I can only imagine that it will be a giant, painful, expensive annoyance in the future.

Sigh.

On the happy side of the spectrum, I've chosen a new project to work on while my book is being reviewed by friends. It will be the story of the villain of my book--how they became the villain and such. Should be fun.

Also, Jaron and I bought one of those Bit.Trip games. It was super cheap and it's very fun, though it's kind of insane visually. It's something like a cross between Block Breaker and Guitar Hero. But! The better you're doing, the more distractions the game adds so that you can't see what's going on. Miss too many in a row, and it sends you to the Nether, where everything is black and white, the music is gone, and you can't see the color of the bits coming (which is somewhat helpful). Miss too many in the Nether, and you're done. Seems short, with only three playable songs, but we haven't been able to beat the second song yet. We did get to the boss once, but failed horrendously once there.

-Tsira