Ah, time to post again, and oh boy. A lot of what has happened and this will be a blog post and probably will be the last time that my friend has to proofread my posts to make sure they are safe to post so no one will be mad, and while that was nice having someone level headed clear my posts to be green to post.
Almost time to move out
With all the crazy stuff happening, our time in our old place is almost. We are moving out on May 31, 2022, because our landlord is a butt but the new place is a lot better and looks nicer than our current area
I have 9 boxes ready and got a few more to do and once my things are packed up, I can work and clean up in the other rooms and pack up stuff for the movers to get, and this move will be unlike Texas since the move will be a few hours and not a few days.
Movers show up on May 28, 2022, and we leave on the 31st of May but we want to be out before that date. Mini update: The movers are coming on May 27, 2022
The last trash day is coming up since the landlord wants nothing here or outside, it is going to be a rough week.
So it seems we are moving again and not by choice. Our landlord is big baby mad that we won’t renew the lease for this place we are staying at this moment. I have a simple update to relay and whatnot.
Given that it is a new year and our lease on this place ends on May 31st. Our family was looking for a better place to stay in. So my mother does not want to renew the lease in case we found a new place and decide on something else once we find it and that has upset him so he is forcing home inspections and forcing us out. There is no option to renew here, he wants us gone.
The lease that he gave to renew has gone up in price and wanted more for staying in this house, and the place was already in bad shape and with him being the way he is as a landlord. That’s a yikes, but on a good note. We got a new place to stay in but this means we will have to start getting ready to pack up and repack stuff again sooner than later.
The point is, the landlord is petty, we are moving out around the end of May and see how things turn out for me and my family, and hope the next area is better. Sucks this again had to happen sooner instead of later but what can you do.
That’s all I wanted to write for this blog post and have something of a mini update on my blog.
So I have been brought onto an anime ride with Sura or Chris. This man invited me to watch anime. But some good anime to catch up on lost time as he plays elsword and watches anime.
It was interesting for sure. And even mick joined us in watching anime. I want to talk about the anime that I did watch and share my thoughts on them because why not? :3
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2: Part II
Magi was interesting, it had a lot of good moments, and it had some dark moments. There was one moment in magi: kingdom that was pretty messed up with a waifu mind-controlling kids. But other than that, magi is a great anime to watch. You won’t regret it.
Reincarnated as a Slime and blue Exorcist are some animes I was going to watch back then but always remember seeing Reincarnated as a Slime being shown in ads but never watched it caused it looked silly. And blue Exorcist was an anime I watched on Toonami before they removed it from the lineup of anime they had at the time.
After they removed it, I dropped the anime and somewhat forgot about it. Until now. Reincarnated as a Slime was a great anime to watch. Had a lot of action, funny moments, and sad moments. Who knew an anime about a guy being Reincarnated as a Slime would be fun to watch.
Blue Exorcist was alright. There was action but it felt like a slice of life with a few action moments. The action scenes felt quick and fast. The main character pulls out his sword and wins. It’s not like one punch man levels of op but kind of close. However I view this anime, I still enjoy watching it.
Shiemi is not annoying. `’`
And now the nice anime I am watching is A Certain Magical Index. It looks like it might be a good anime but can’t say for sure at this moment. I can hope I will enjoy this anime.
Watching anime with sura has been fun. But sometimes the discord stream would lag or stutter and I have to imagine that it is elsword or something causing these issues. These issues do ruin the experience a bit but it’s not too bad.
Watching anime with sura is fun. Although most of the anime we do watch, sura has seen it before it seems and that’s the impression I get. it’s not bad but it’s not the same as watching anime together and both having a blind experience watching. It is still fun, don’t get me wrong.
There are some days when I just don’t watch anime with sura because I am busy or doing something else or just want to chill or I might not have the energy to watch anime and want to use it on other stuff but on the days I have energy and not busy, I have a good time watching anime.
That’s all I wanted to share with you. I’m not an anime blogger but I do like to watch anime when I get time but when it comes to details of a anime I don’t keep them in my mind, if anything, my memory for certain anime is like temp data. If i am not into it, i will forget it. :3 But I still enjoy watching anime.
So, I want to do something that I used to do on Tumblr. On Tumblr, I made a big post talking about the issues and problems I found with the site and I made that post in great detail. With WordPress, I found a lot of new issues, old issues that got somewhat worse, and just other things I am confused about.
WordPress reader tags (And this can apply to search)
These are very important and a good way to find what you are looking for, rather than trying to search for it without tags, making it harder. Tags are good for getting your posts found on WordPress reader and other sites.
Why am I talking about tags now? Well, I mentioned before that the NSFW tag was being cleaned up of bots and spam accounts but some posts got caught in the crossfire and wiped out from the tag.
And now today, some tags I check every once in a while seem to be empty. It is annoying to know that posts that you make will become hidden and/or removed later on as time goes on from search/tags
You can see hear that the last two blog posts are somewhat transparent here, and I have seen this on blog posts in the NSFW tag a few years ago, and I guess this means the blog post is marked to be removed/hidden? No clue for the https://wordpress.com/tag/steven-universe
It has been a while since I talked about Tumblr. And then I talked about Tumblr on a serious note was the post NSFW ban on Tumblr and link ban which hid blog posts, and after going back to Tumblr, I see they fixed their site. The search engine for Tumblr seems to show all. Even tags seem to be working right, but I can’t be completely sure.
And which all these changes, and given that Tumblr is a part of the WordPress family now, I have a new option for blogging. There is one thing I can’t be sure about, and that is the content you can post there.
Some of my content here, I do walk on thin ice and will mostly set off a content flag for banned content, even though, I censored it to death. But so far, I have been lucky. I don’t know if what applies to WordPress can be used on Tumblr, given they have different rules.
So, why am I talking about Tumblr today? I am thinking of making Tumblr my main blogging platform. Keyword: “thinking” WordPress is still a good site to use, And it has done a lot for me as a free user. But WordPress feels much more professional, which is not a bad thing. But I feel the content I post here is not a good fit. My target audience, I wanna say is not on WordPress, and if they are, they are so far buried under bots, spam posts, tags.
Easy to use Personal Blog free to customize your blog theme at will There is an audience for anyone there. No ads on blogs Infinite space for photos You can upload videos SEO may be better now? Add in third-party widgets (Addthis, etc…) A lot of fandoms Ask widget
Easy to use Personal Blog Making blog posts is easy A lot of good features Good SEO? Infinite space for photos by making new sites. Fandoms are here too. (None of the ones I’m into yet.) Spam filter some good themes for free users
These are pros I think about for Tumblr or WordPress. And Tumblr is not perfect, by any means. It still has porn bots that like to like posts or follow you. And every social media has bots. Look at WordPress. I still get bot followers, and in some tags, bots spam or copy and repost the same post to fill up a blog tag.
I guess what I wanted to do is talk about Tumblr. I will move back to Tumblr to see how things are, and how much has changed and do a simple test of posting to both blogging sites and see what happens. If Tumblr is better now in terms of blogging and blog tagging working right, I will probably move there. And making my WordPress blog a second backup blog.
Time to make a “fun” blog post, which is an update log at the end of the day. Let’s get going. Take this with a grain of salt.
Ah, the land of the dead, the place I came back to because I had made a dummy account but went back to my old account because I felt guilty about doing that. And it’s more or less the same but now with ghosting? It’s whatever. If there is someone I want to remove from my account, I will just block them.
There are not many people to speak with on Twitter, and even post covid. People have stopped using Twitter or rather moved on. It’s almost funny, those same people (Who I won’t name) who I held to such a high standard don’t even say a word to me now.
So have I been doing / or what’s been happening on Twitter?
Been talking to Xjazzy and Pippi
been posting update posts on my fan game
thinking of soft blocking accounts that are just not active.
Posting updates and blog posts
thinking of muting some users.
Got a direct message from someone asking me a personal thing.
I Learned Twitter got a new CEO and I feel this may bring in a new round of bans.
Now that I have no reason to use Facebook as much anymore and post covid 2020 things that happened and given that I don’t talk to anyone there, I thought about wiping the account and just making a new account and just following some people.
Not much here to say, to be honest. I will see what I will do. At the most, I will change my Facebook profile.
So, as you probably know or don’t know. I like comments. They are pleasant to read, sometimes. Other times they are not nice, but what can you do? Why I’m starting with this? I wanted to see if allowing anyone to comment without a WordPress account would be a good idea and bring in more comments? I know most users don’t have a WordPress account. And being able to comment without a WordPress account. May lead to more comments in theory.
So here are my results from the test I did. And it’s pretty much how I thought it would go. So Here are the spam comments I got from bots. Some of them are funny, and others are just sad. And sometimes, it is from the same account / IP, but the email and link are different.
These comments are more or less the same, asking if you can recommend something, ignoring the post, but these comments are in the trash as clearly spam. I have to wonder what these people get for creating spambots to post spam. I guess it’s a way to fill up comments with junk, like Tumblr bots used to do back then.
And then the other comments are just weird, like asking for adult toys to recommend or what kind of vape can someone could recommend. And at that point, it’s just bots spamming things of nonsense or whatnot
And I know you can turn on the “Users must be registered and logged in to comment.“ to stop the bot, and at the same time, users who don’t want to make an account can’t comment. It’s a double edge sword that keeps bots away but users as well. But this can also be used by bad actors. But there are some settings in place, like “Comment must be manually approved.” or “Comment author must have a previously approved comment.”
While not an important post. I thought it would be funny to share this blog post. Since bots are pretty wild on here, if you turn off “Users must be registered and logged in to comment.”. And since bots generally use similar keywords and words in each post marked for spam, it’s easy to disallow comment keys or disallow specific keywords.
Ah, yes. It’s time to make some changes that will be better for me. I have to put myself first and learn to say no. And some people or a person won’t like this, but oh well. This is an update log of stuff I want to do/plan to do and whatnot.
Things I want to do
Update on games I’m making.
Sonicvania + boss rush update
So, the boss rush fan game is still going to be updated. I have gone ahead and started on a SonicVania standalone game mode within the boss rush fan game, and how that can be unlocked will be a secret
The basic core engine for SonicVania is 5 % done. I think once I get 30% done, I will release it with an update. And on that note, I’m gonna work on the next boss as that is the holdup for the update and I need to add a cut scene. There is a lot of work that needs to be done. The second boss is the death egg robot, and I need to make an effect if a player tries to get behind the boss.
Controller Support is gonna be fun for main content and bonus content. You can still use a keyboard.
I guess I have one more than about Witching Hour I want to add, and it’s more how I personally feel is all. How I been feeling what I been thinking and what I want to do. And this will be a fairly long post.
Editor’s note: This is a rant or a vent or just both. Something to get off my chest. And I have to make this clear that no one is at fault here. Sure, I don’t like how some members act, and things could be better. But no one is at fault. I’m letting off steam.
How have I been feeling.
Guild has been interesting when I first joined or got asked to join and it was a fun time and was before Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. And there were rough spots pre-NGS and post NGS but I didn’t mind it. Or rather, I ignored it. I met some chill people, you could goof off with, and being a member was fun. Then I got asked to become an officer for the guild way back then, even though, I was happy being a regular member and did not care to be an officer.
And being an officer, it was not so bad and ignoring other things. As an officer, I just help urgent quests and have to watch chat when users start to become stupid. As you can see, I don’t do much. Being an officer feels like babysitting but you get paid with disrespect, being ignored, or having to deal with stupid things.
And it always feels like you are walking on eggshells with some users. But as an officer, and forgive me. This shit blows! Witching hour feels too pc with some members. Someone getting offended, I can’t really speak my mind because other guilds or people may read this? It is why didn’t want to become an officer.
Maybe it is the lack of content, the guild feeling samey to me, just being here, some users won’t listen to advice or will be offended. Having to babysit some users or speak for users who want to do something but never speak up or even ignore some people, and don’t even have manners to respond sometimes.
Let’s do something new. So I talked about Mining Rig Defense in NGS. I figured I talk about it again, lol.
What is Mining Rig Defense?
The Mining Rig Defense is an urgent quest in Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis, where two teams must defend three mining rigs from enemies that come in waves. Tower defense but in 3d. And you have to protect the rigs up to wave 8 being the last wave.
My way of doing Mining Rig Defense
There are some ways to do this, so I have one way going about this. And this way is something I use more often.
MPA with Witching Hour (Joining an MPA with some members feels like a public party).
Oh boy. If I have to pair up with Witching Hour members. My playstyle changes based on how people play.
I pick a mining rig to protect or land. This can change if I am needed elsewhere, like midlane or toplane
If people ignore charging towers, I will make a dash for it which throws me off my groove.
If I am defending a mining rig and the other rigs come under attack, I will prioritize which one needs help if the current rig I’m defending is safe or clear
I do not hold Wave 6 and 8 bosses as I focus on smaller enemies or the mini-bosses.
If at any time, my plan has to change because ppls don’t remember to attack towers that are charging up. It will throw me out of my groove.
Ideally, 3 users should watch mining rigs, and the other three should go to the top, and the rest handle and collect. But what ends up happening is some members aren’t geared up or leave their post to attack enemies, leaving their mining rig open to get hit.
Time for a rant. So, doing Mining base with the guild is a mixed bag. And, it is why a lot of the time. I do not want to join the mining base defense quest. I will never know if I will end up wasting time babysitting mining rigs and having my day ruined.
Or if I join, then it will be a pretty fast urgent quest where players are competent in their skills and gear. And they are not leaving mining rigs unguarded for attacks.
But with my experience in past urgent quests, they take too long. You are casual, great. You do you. I will not tell you to change but, this makes me not want to join people because it is such a gamble for me to join. If I wanted to waste my time. I wish to have fun doing it.