Been wanting to try a journal for a while now since I don't use tumblr for blogging personal entries.

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I feel guilty whenever I leave this site untouched for long periods of time. I've just been busy dealing with real life stuff that I don't feel like writing down. Nothing bad, it's just exhausting to think about. Plus work is starting to pick up slightly, we're getting more dogs staying for more than a day. Two of my favorites, a Shetland Sheepdog and Westie pair, are coming in to board so I'm actually looking forward to going into work on Wednesday! They were there when I came back from my two weeks I took off to take care of myself after my mother died last year and interacting with them really helped. They're just wonderful dogs, I wish I could tell their owner how much they helped me during such a tough time. I could, if I wanted to, but I'll probably end up stumbling over my words.

So I've been playing Mortal Kombat 11 a lot over the last week and a half and of course it was leaked that MK12 will come out by the end of the year a few days ago. Exciting news! ((please bring back fujin im beggin u ahhhhhh i love him)) The AI battle system is a GODSEND if you're bad at fighting games like me. I'm currently trying to let the Kabal AI that I set up fight its way through the towers with random drops. I just want his maskless option! God damn it!!

... god, I'm 2/3rd of the way through the Aftermath story and I'm at the part where shit hits the fan. I'm debating on just skipping the cutscenes because I hate the retcons that the writers pulled but then I'll miss out on screenshots. I actually would like it if MK12 followed the "bad" ending, I think that would be a great change of pace.

I've been making quite a few icons out of the MK11 screenshots that I've taken... then I moved to the screenshots I had saved from the other games... then I took some more from videos on Youtube... so I ended up with hundred of Mortal Kombat icons for Tumblr or whatever. Uh. I plan on making a seperate page for them in the future so that other people can use them but I'm pretty nervous about doing so? I dunno why - well, I kinda know, but it's stupid. It's not because I think people will hate them (they're just edited screenshots ffs who cares) but I don't want any attention drawn to myself? It's hard to explain.

I've also been watching (or listening) My 600 Pound Life, Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares in the background a lot recently. Currently relistening to Dolly's episode of My 600 Pound Life, it's a WILD ride. Sister wives, frog backpacks, crack dens... as always, I feel so bad for the patient's children. Dolly barely mentons her young daughter through the entire episode! Her mother's great though. And of course, Dr. Now is amazing. Truly the star of the show!


I'm back! ... Kinda.

I've been so exhausted, mentally and physically, lately. I think it's because I've been switched to the day shift at my job and I hate waking up early. Plus there's only been one dog in this week for boarding. I'm also helping to take care of a 20 lb orange cat as well as the other three adoptable cats. The big guy will be up for adoption soon at my work once the vet staff give him a clean bill of health. (I dunno what his ailments are.) And, obviously, we are trying to get his weight down. His name is George but I call him "Georgie" - he's VERY sweet and friendly so I'm sure he'll get a home once he's up for adoption!

In a bit of random trivia, I found out that my sister is really into playing Pokemon recently. When I asked what her favorite pokemon is, her answer was not what I was expecting! In fact, I don't think I've ever heard anyone claim it as their favorite! Her favorite pokemon is...

!! !!

... Vanillite! I remember back when we played Pokemon as kids that she liked Espeon and Umbreon so I always thought that those or another eeveelution would be her #1 but nope, it's the cute little ice cream cone. Of course, my favorite has always been Raichu and it's been that way since I was a kid.

♡♡ ♡♡

I'm glad my sister is getting back into video games. ... I wonder if she IV/EV trains or shiny hunts? I forgot to ask her.

I haven't played Tactics Ogre: Reborn in a while because of my exhaustion, plus going through the Palace of the Dead before the final dungeon is just so tedious. I really want to get to the CODA episodes too... ( ; ω ; )

I've been playing a mobile gacha game called Panilla Saga and although it's just a nicer AFK Arena clone, I'm really enjoying it. However, the latest event has a mahjong event that is IMPOSSIBLE to complete. Literally. It's impossible. No one on the discard server has beaten it yet. It's so fucking irratating that the developers created an event that is basically a premium resource (diamonds) sink.

The "Jerma Quotes Out of Context" page is nearly done. Uh, it's gonna be a long page...

Haven't been writing as much fanfiction as I want to. I'm trying to at least write a paragraph a day, or edit that much since I completed a few fanfics. Praying that I don't get writer's block, oof.

Hopefully my next journal entry will come with a update to the main page!


Happy New Years, I feel horrible. :)

I removed the stable diffusion AI artwork page as well as the placeholders for the DALL-E artwork pages. I'm honestly still in the middle when it comes to my opinion on the entire AI artwork debate because both sides have good points. But I don't want to leave anything on my website that supports something that I'm not completely on board with, you know? So there's that. I don't think anyone will miss it.

Bought a few games during the Steam sale, one of them being Unpacking, which I completed in about three hours. It was a very cool puzzle game and I loved how the story was presented though the gameplay. However, even on sale, it's WAY too expensive. I got it for $13.99 and I personally think that's very expensive for a game that I could beat in such a short time. I got a good amount of the achivements too and I wasn't even aiming to get as many as I could. It seems like I'm not alone in that opinion - a lot of the positive reviews on the Steam page seem to agree with me. I would recommend it, but only when it's... $9.99 or less on sale.

Last day of my vacation.

Still writing fanfiction, still not completing anything I write. Well, no, I did finish a couple drabbles. But anything longer than that will probably remain unfinished for a while. Well, who cares? I'm not planning on posting anything soon and it's nice to finally get ideas that I've been messing around with in my head for years down on paper. Or, uh, digital documentation because I'm writing this garbage down in Google Docs.

Completed the Shaman questline in Tactics Ogre: Reborn, completed Heim, and now completing my first Palace of the Dead run before the Hanging Gardens. Pro tip: complete your Chapter IV run of PotD AFTER Heim. That way you can get the recipes for the items to skip floors for CODA 2. I still haven't recruited Deneb yet but I'm going to farm those Winged Rings or whatever so I can get her as a Wicce.

I'm making a "Jerma985 Quotes Out of Context" page and it's going well but sometimes he speaks so fucking fast that I have to go back and put his voice on half speed to get the full quote. Also, some of the quotes I'm getting are really fucked up out of context - like, "Wait, did they just change my identity or something because I'm the guy who killed like three people in the ring?"...


Just testing out a journal template~ Who knows if I'll keep up with it!

I've been writing a lot of fanfiction lately for the first time in 15 years and it's going... well, it's going somewhere but it's all over the place. I have two main stories that I've been slogging through and a bunch of drabbles that I might make longer fanfiction out of. I'm shocked at how much I'm enjoying myself! I doubt that I'll ever publish anything on AO3 or even on this website, but we shall see.

Christmas was okay. It was my first Christmas without my mother but she was never really big on the holiday since it's also my father's birthday. (They divorced when I was... three or four.) Unfortunately, I'm stuck living with my father at the moment until I can move out and find a place to live, which is a situation that I don't like talking about because he's a gigantic narcissist. But he mostly slept the entire day and didn't bother me much.

I have off from work until January 3rd and I'll probably just stay at home writing and running errands. Tactics Ogre Reborn is pretty good. Flawed, yes, but a good reboot. Then again, I'm dragging myself through the shaman sidequest and it's so fucking tedious. (But it was in the PSP version too.) I don't know how I'm going to make it through the Palace of the Dead without ripping my hair out from frustration - fuck those fatal drop spots! I'm going to make a beeline for CODA 3 as soon as I can for reasons that I don't want to spoil and then recruit the other characters.

Listening to the True Crime Garage podcast's series about JonBenet Ramsay right now and it's pretty good but the Captain can be so fucking annoying. Nick is an excellent host, however, and it's worth dealing with the Captain making comments about child sacrifice or whatever just to hear Nick narrate the story. He has a excellent voice for podcasting.