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Desert Rein
(Nature is so fucking metal!)

Registration Date: 13th September 2011
Date of Birth: Not Specified
Local Time: 27th May 2016 at 06:03 PM
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Joined: 13th September 2011
Last Visit: 22nd May 2016 05:07 PM
Total Posts: 7,535 (4.39 posts per day | 0.33 percent of total posts)
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Country: Netherlands
Gender: Female
Favourite Character: all of them
Bio: American from Mare-izona, currently residing in the Neightherlands. I do some art and writing from time to time, and post a comic/blog usually every week or two.

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 M14Brony (18th May 2016 at 04:30 PM)
Fortunately, time has seemed to move more quickly than I anticipated. I should be done with all of this moving stuff later this weekend. I managed to move out the personal library and some other things in a piecemeal manner, and I am now waiting to move furniture and such. I have also managed to find a good deal of junk I forgot I had and get rid of it.

Popularity contests in general are asinine. There are too many situations in which who you know is more important than what you actually know. Appeal to popularity is a logical fallacy for a reason. It's good to know that such a thing will be less of an issue.

I still have a fair deal to learn, but my new neighborhood is becoming a bit more familiar. In fact, it seems that I went through parts of it in the past without realizing it at the time. Becoming accustomed to it shouldn't prove to be much different than previous situations where I moved somewhere new. Hopefully I will end up having stable employment so I don't have to move again anytime soon.
 M14Brony (30th April 2016 at 10:48 PM)
Cats do require less maintenance. Additionally, they fit in my small car (Toyota Corolla) more easily, and my new place doesn't allow dogs. Hopefully you will be able to prove your mother-in-law wrong in due time. :)

I have finally managed to get around half of my personal library packed. Fortunately, I am able to occasionally get additional boxes from work (they would otherwise be thrown out for recycling). It would be nice if I could "fast forward" to the end of next month, as all of this moving stuff would be out of the way. It will be worth it in the end (I will live in a part of a city that is said to be nice, and I will no longer spend two hours commuting to and from work every day).

It makes sense that such caution is needed for such content. Combing through all sorts of stuff to find "gold" also seems standard for just about everything. Hopefully people will take notice of your work. It looks like you still have some time to sneak in a chapter of what you wrote.
 M14Brony (22nd April 2016 at 05:39 PM)

Hopefully you can get a new dog soon. I grew up around them, so food on the floor wasn't an issue then (I have to use a vacuum cleaner now, though). :P The pet deposit fee isn't horrible where I am moving, so I may end up going with cats.

I can always renew a lease, which I typically do, given that I don't like to deal with moving (I would stay put if work were closer). And instead of packing things as diligently as I should be, I have been painting my toenails and reading periodicals instead. I should be spanked for laziness. :P

I don't know much about fic writing, but it is interesting that you were able to comb through so many of them. I find those planned, automatic updates/restarts on my laptop irritating as well. I wasn't aware there was a separate nomination process for mature fics (again, it shows what little I know about fic writing), but it's good to know you won't have to deal with a potential technicality over timing of publication. How long do you have to wait to find out about nomination for that category?
 M14Brony (21st April 2016 at 03:12 PM)
It's good to know you are doing well. :)

A steady income is useful for both, but as much as I dislike renting, a lease is often around a year or so, as opposed to 30. I have been approved for an apartment not too far from work, so now I need to start going through things, packing, etc.

Online classes would be convenient if I went down that route; I have survived online classes before when it came to general courses. I did end up taking too many of those courses, though, so I had to drop one of them so I could finish the others (and I was so far behind in one of them that I had to read half of an entire textbook and do eight quizzes on the material over the course of a weekend). Fortunately, I was able to later test out of the course I dropped. Time will tell if I need to end up reading any dull, thick manuals (HVAC skills help, but it looks like I am doing more general building maintenance and such).

I am working on catching up on pony episodes; I am about halfway through the fifth season. My interest in watching the show has picked up since I started watching it again, and Moon Dancer has become my favorite background pony. :) That's quite a few stories to read. I hope your nominations go well. :)
 M14Brony (10th April 2016 at 05:27 PM)
You have my condolences. mlp-dreassure I was a bit devastated when one of my family's cats died several years ago (I became quite attached to him when I was in high school), and another one of the cats is getting old. Hopefully you aren't dealing with anything serious, and will emerge with a clean bill of health.

I haven't had to deal with anyone viewing my place yet, but the showroom act is holding far. :P I am continuing to look around, and I am leaning toward getting a place I looked at not too far from work (maybe I will decide early next week after looking at another vacancy they have). It won't be as good as what I have (I got a good incentive deal on it), but I am not paying a higher rent rate for something similar. Rent has gotten more expensive than some mortgages on a month-to-month basis, but like many, I am stuck with it, as I don't feel safe on betting that I will have stable employment in the same neighborhood for the next 30 years by buying a home (I am on the bottom of the union seniority list, being the new guy).

Fortunately, I have some time to think about a return to college. Any additional hands-on skills in terms of electrical, mechanical, etc. will probably come from on-the-job training. I should probably ask someone I know about what managerial type classes would entail (hopefully I could just sit around in my pajamas and take those classes online :D ).

I am still behind on catching up with pony episodes. :P