Anyway. This was going to be a happy post! My MUSH character got approved today, so I got to RP tonight! Eee! TWO scenes, too! :) The first one was sort of "eh" (the other person's poses were 1-2 sentences long, so a little hard to reply to, but I needed to get my feet back under me, so me posing short wasn't too too bad). The second one was much better though! Poses were just a tad shorter than mine), but she was apparently a multi-tasking staffer alt, so it was understandable. (I don't know if she was a staffer on that MUSH or another one, though. It's so hard not knowing who the alts are! :) ) It was a fun scene, but I'm a little worried:
For those who know me, how long do you think I'll be able to play a nice, non-angsty, happy, lazy, laid-back guy? :) He's so mellow! Just sit backs and nods and smiles as the world passes him by. It's so unlike me! I mean, he's kind! He was nice and concerned over a stranger! Heehee. I'm hoping once he runs into the darker elements of the MUSH's theme that he'll evolve and shift a little. (Shift, ha ha.) I don't mean change the character totally, but he needs to lose some of his happy-go-lucky'ness. Oh, and it's funny (and cool!) how easy it is to RP a teenage boy though. :) I know it's not the case, exactly, but it feels like the only thing I ever RP!
While I tried hard to keep him from being any of the other character's I've played, I added few little "tributes" into him: His last name is MacKay, which is the last name of the only other long-term kinfolk I played, his hair is dyed to odd colors, so one day I'll be able to pose him as "blue-haired teen" (heehee, right Chia?), his first name I used twice on PokeMUSH (Jack the comms officer and the poor, dead cop), and there are a few other small things worked into him. Eee! :)
I'm still not feeling as secure about my RPing as I used to though. It's really, really bad: I feel like I'm making people wait too long, so I don't want to take the extra moment to reread it before hitting enter! That's so bad, I have to force myself to take it and read before sending it. That's important!
Neopet: I've been doing a lot of thinking about the site. (Since I mostly mocked it in the past but now I'm spending so much time on it, I sort of had to wonder why.) But I'm okay with how I use it: It's sort of an organized site to play flash games. See, I have a lot of downtime at work between calls, so I'm usually playing games and stuff anyway, but this just keeps me on one site instead of wandering around the net. Add into it the (annoying! :p ) element of needing to collect stuff, and they keep me stuck there.
Good Neopet stuff: I got my first trophy today! Yay! Surprisingly, it was in Cheat!. The other really good thing: I won the buried treasure game and got two items. Together they were worth 10K! That was mighy handy, as I needed the money. (I figured out the whole "store" thing over the weekend, so now I can sell stuff.) Books are so cool and I want to buy them all, but they're so expensive! I try to limit myself to one a day. Edit: I just played the same game after posting, and won 20K! See! See! My luck rating must be up! Yay! (Except one of the wheels keeps making my pet forget books he read. Three times in a row now! Grr!)
I need to find out about luck on Neopets. I'm donating stuff every day, but I'm not sure if the NP value of the item counts. (Is something that cost 1 NP worth as much luck as something that cost 500?)
One last neo-point: I'm really, really annoyed at how not-random the "random" games are. I spin the wheels a number of times in a day, and I keep getting the same prize. Not once, not twice, but 4-5 times a day for 2-3 days in a row, always lands on the same spot. They are so not really random. (I wonder if they're luck-based, and could be used to measure how much luck you have?)
My robot arrived today! Yay! He's charging up now, then I can try him out! Vroom, vroom, robot! You are at my command!
Also, my new scale arrived today, and it lists me as three pounds lighter than my old scale! I know that's not a real weight loss, but it still makes me happy. Heehee.