Rundown (2/10-2/16) Flowchart Nightmares Ahead 2: You Can (Not) Prepare

Last Friday the Student Transfer development team announced that Version 4 will be coming before the end of February, boasting that this version will contain roughly twice the content as Version 3.  A surprising bit of news that I find to be simultaneously exciting and intimidating to me, as I have taken on the duty of creating the flowcharts for sprawling choose-your-own adventure style visual novels about TG, body swapping, and more.  I very much want to enjoy the game and take my time with it, but Version 3 took me a good week to get through, so I am a bit concerned about getting a flowchart ready in a timely manner, especially with work and grad school keeping me so busy.  As such, I decided to do my homework in advance and download what I can off of the public Student Transfer GitHub in order to get cracking on a rough flowchart for V4 at the risk of spoiling myself.  Only to discover that with the way this game is developed, I would basically need to consolidate the builds available myself and… yeah, that sounds like more trouble than it’s worth.
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Rundown (9/09-9/15) Bonk This Bank!

This is such a petty thing, but the way Pokemon Bank subscriptions are handled really bothers me.  At first I thought that if your subscription lapsed, you could more or less indefinitely recover your stored Pokemon, but no, they are erased from the server after a while, and then they are gone forever, which is utter nonsense, especially considering how renewing one’s subscription works.  You need to wait until you have 14 days or less left on your pass before you can extend the subscription, and if you forget, say goodbye to whatever is in there. No email notifications, no nothing. I have a near complete Pokedex (I missed Marshadow a while back), a box of shinies, alternate forms, and a Ditto with 3 perfect IVs in there.  Do you know how upset and fundamentally broken I would be if I were to lose all of that? More than a goldarn smidget.
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Rundown (12/27-1/02) Life Can Always Be Worse

0 Watamote sttiny smell bathroom nothing more nothing less... fuckI went over to my grandmother’s house when I was a little kid, where I learned how to read, write, do math, and played with a group of kids she cared for.  On New Year’s, I learned that one of them, named Amber, who is about 18 or 19 now, had a baby with a black man even though her family is terribly racist and dysfunctional as can be.  She’s now living with the baby, who she abandoned for about a year, her mother, who is a suicidal alcoholic, and her grandmother, who is a sociopath who does not understand how money works.  I also made out with this girl a lot when I was four, and last saw her when she was fourteen, where she looked like a well formed and very promiscuous girl…  I just felt like sharing that.  It certainly made my life look awesome in comparison. Continue reading