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Jeeze, this year went by fast.  Quite a bit happened too; I got to attend a wedding, Grandma was in the hospital for a month, I finally made a return to RPing, mom went back to teaching for a few months before resigning again a couple weeks back, and...that's about it as far as personal stuff goes.  Not a whole lot when looking at it on a list, but those were each eventful in their own moment.

This year has been up and down.  Not all cheer and shit, but not depressing either.  I mean, yeah, Bob Hoskins, Robin Williams, and the grandfather of video games were taken from us - dear ol' Robin by his own hand, but the influence they've had upon this world will never die so long as we hold onto it.

Enough of the belated in-memoriam stuff though, that's all behind us and 2015 is closing in.  I, for one, am hoping Rockstar Games will be good on their word this time and finally unleash heists upon GTA Online.  Oh, and I have a resolution for the first time in many, many, many years: I will eventually get through that damned egg-balancing thing in Sly 4.

Kind of a silly little resolution, isn't it?  :P  But, fuck...that thing is downright impossible for me.  Basically, along the story of Sly 4, I got to the point where Sly and everyone have to get the first of the Coopers, "Bob" Cooper, back into climbing shape after he ate himself into a slump out of depression for his failure as an egg hunter.  One such method is having said character balancing a rolling egg upon a log while standing on a floating platform of ice that's constantly being rocked left and right...using tilt controls :bleh:.  I fucking despise tilt-controls - it's like DDR - I always overdo it; the only difference between the two is that, with DDR, I nearly break the machine.  With tilt-controls, I just go nuts on instinct and fuck myself over.

I can get through the initial portion and the 20-second thing during the montage with relative ease.  As soon as it gets to a point where I have to keep it on for 15 seconds though, I  This is because the egg starts rolling a lot faster at that point and I lose control of it in almost no time at all.  The worst part though: the game will NOT let me skip it.  T_T  So, I'm basically stuck at this part of the story unless some sort of miracle happens and I succeed.

I've been at it for ages...and it is legitimately the first time I have ever ragequit in my fifteen years as a gamer.  Even defending Murray from an endless swarm of enemies coming from every direction while he was dragging the van back to the hideout in the game's predecessor wasn't THIS infuriating.  But if I can get through that with enough dedication, then I can get through this, damn it!  CURSE YOU!

So yeah, that's my ultimate goal of the year.  =P  You guys let me know how your 2014 was and what your resolution for 2015 is (if you have one).

EDIT: Oh hey, look at that.  Day one and my resolution is already complete.  xD  Never doing that part again.
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Nothin'
  • Reading: Journal Entry in front of me.
  • Watching: Nothin'
  • Playing: Nothin'
  • Eating: Nothin'
  • Drinking: 25 and forever sober!


Max Dunham
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
The hardships of life are not to be feared, or used to weigh oneself down, but instead, as leverage to become better and pursue success. ~ MCD III

There's no such thing as a bad story - only a well/poorly written/thought out one. ^--Never saw or read "Twilight", but due to a popular phrase relating to it I'm not sure how accurate this line of thinking is. xD

A story is your joy, sadness, anger, friendships, betrayal, laughter, excitement, fear, tragedy, humiliation. It can be found in your success, failures, pain, growth. It's the love you found as well as lost, the strange and bizarre adventures you entail, the things you've seen as well as done, everything that's happened from your birth to where you are now. Life is a story. So don't ever say you don't have one. ~ MCD III

Don't let doubt stop you from creating - just go for it, and learn from yourself and others to move along the path to improvement. ~ MCD III

Hello, strangers and buds! :P My name is Max. I'm 25 years old and I am unemployed. My three main hobbies are writing, gaming, and RPing, though I do gaming more than the other two. I have countless characters swarming around in my brain, but only three I consider my personae; the most accurate of which I've decided to display. I'm generally lazy but can be a hard worker who sees things through to the end when given a job to do.

I enjoy making friends, but I'd rather I get to know you first before considering you as such. Which, of course, means I will not accept friend requests on my messengers if I have no idea who the fuck you are.

...Did I mention I casually swear too? xD

I can be sarcastic sometimes, but it's very, very rarely with the intent of being a jackass.

I also like teasing people and being silly for the sake of a laugh, though more often than not, I find myself with abrupt and very long awkward pauses with absolutely no idea what to say. ^^; Fair warning.

I also happen to be an asexual Christian who supports gay rights as life has taught me to be anti-prejudice. We're all people, after all. We should start treating each other as such despite our differences.

Unlike most on here, my art is mainly in writing. Y'know - creating mental imagery using words. Storytelling and all that. =P I've been at it for seven years now, but I'm well aware that I still have a lot to learn. ^^;

I mainly find my inspiration reading a really good webcomic. A few of my favorite ones are "Freefall", "Slightly Damned", and "Housepets" (they're all awesome - look them up). Something about seeing a good story develop really gets me in an...artsy mood. Although it might come at random or when watching someone work on their art in a livestream as well. :P

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ECrystalica Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
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Thank you for the favorite.
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Thanks for faving!!
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thanks for the watch!!! :D
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