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Madness Part 58 (Sorcerer's Tower 1) completed.
Another new year, and January's come and gone... would it be remiss to use the phrase "stagnating progress" to describe the state of my affairs at current?

All my game preorders have been acquired since last time, so that aspect of my finances has finally settled.  I have no idea how much longer I'm going to have to pay for my brother's car loan from my grandma, but it's only like $50 per paycheck or so, and aside from <$30 every two weeks for gas I'm not really using it for much, anyway.

I'm still working at the YMCA that changed locations in December (basically just a few blocks away from the old, run-down location) as both a lifeguard and swim coach.

Even though my job looks more than stable there, I've been getting increased pressure from my parents to look for a job more in my field.  I'm not against it, it's just... daunting, too daunting for me to focus for more than an hour on it. :( Every company wants experience in the employees they hire but doesn't want to give it.  It's a vicious cycle that leaves me unnerved and frustrated. :upset:

Then the other pressure that has recently sprung up is the pressure from my parents to find a girlfriend. :faint: Well, just because it's around Valentine's Day doesn't mean that it'll be any easier for me.  I don't consider myself the easiest person to get to know, let alone to get along with and especially not in the capacity that a relationship of that type would involve.  Let's just say... even my usually calm online personality has been known to light the fuses on situations that end up blowing up in my face, both in terms of my relationships with others and my feelings toward myself...  Even though my two older sisters and younger-by-one-place are either already married or in the process of getting married (my one older sister's getting married in April and the younger will be married in the fall next year), I still remember the bad break-ups that they've each had over the years and don't want that to happen to whomever I find myself attracted to. :'(

All in all, I suppose both of these pressures involve a risk I should take to elevate the quality of my life that I'm just too damn afraid of taking.  Instead I retreat to the world of my video games where the objectives come more easily or else my stories where I make up the objectives as I go with characters more than suited to achieve them (mostly).  Why am I such a blasted coward...?


Progress of "Madness" Parts: 
[:bulletblack: = ransom not started]
[:bulletpurple: = ransom 1/3 paid]
[:bulletblue: = ransom 2/3 paid]
:bulletpurple:"Madness" Part 27 [Arendelle 2]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 28 [Isle O' Hags 3]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 29 [Bikini Bottom 1], CONTENT WARNING
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 30 [Afterlife High 3]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 31 [Future Enforcement 3]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 32 [Hyrule 3]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 33 [Death City 4]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 34 [The Two Cities 4]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 35 [Justice Jurisdiction 4]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 36 [The Badlands 4]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 37 [Arendelle 3]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 38 [Isle O' Hags 4]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 39 [Bikini Bottom 2]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 40 [Afterlife High 4]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 41 [Future Enforcement 4]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 42 [Hyrule 4]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 43 [Death City 5]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 44 [The Two Cities 5]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 45 [Justice Jurisdiction 5]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 46 [The Badlands 5]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 47 [Arendelle 4]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 48 [Isle O' Hags 5]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 49 [Bikini Bottom 3]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 50 [Afterlife High 5]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 51 [Future Enforcement 5]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 52 [Hyrule 5]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 53 [Death City 6]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 54 [The Two Cities 6]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 55 [Justice Jurisdiction 6]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 56 [The Badlands 6]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 57 [The Two Cities 7]
:bulletblack:"Madness" Part 58 [Sorcerer's Tower 1]


Current Ideas put forth to use:
-[world of Tailspin]:  Baloo and Kit flying over enemy territory
-[world of Assassin's Creed]
  • Mood: Isolated
  • Listening to: Random Music on My Computer
  • Reading: Old Works of Mine
  • Watching: Random YouTube videos
  • Playing: Hyrule Warriors

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PhantomMuse Featured By Owner 4 days ago
*lays here and shuffles away* phantomissmuse.tumblr.com/imag…
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PumpkinApprentice431 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Out of curiosity, would there be any Madness parts that you see finished but unsubmitted that you would like to read?
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PhantomMuse Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I haven't all of Madness, so I wouldn't know how to properly answer.
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PumpkinApprentice431 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Alright, well, regardless, I can't thank you enough for the picture. :)
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PumpkinApprentice431 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
:3
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TheGenoNation Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
hi!! i really admire your writing because of the detail and everything
i love it all X3 i wish i could write that well :)
have a nice day, take care of that llama, and keep up the good work,
because i'm watching you ;)
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PumpkinApprentice431 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :) I hope you continue to enjoy my work.
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TheGenoNation Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
I will ;)
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zobatch Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't comment because I have no complaints! Keep them coming!
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PhantomMuse Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Happy birthday! :iconcakeplz:
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PumpkinApprentice431 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :)
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rabbit-chainsaw Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
IsZ lookimg for you....
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rabbit-chainsaw Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
you are here Machavelli?
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rabbit-chainsaw Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Mac? you working hard or hardly working?
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PumpkinApprentice431 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A bit of both, admittedly. ^^; Working on stories, working on a bit of housework (my sister's back in the house, so that was a given), you know.
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rabbit-chainsaw Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
XD okay, okay. just respond sooner or later okay?
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PumpkinApprentice431 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You know I will. :)
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rabbit-chainsaw Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
haro?
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naga07 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
thanx for the fave
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PumpkinApprentice431 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No prob. :)
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rabbit-chainsaw Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
hai mac! *huggles*
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PumpkinApprentice431 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yo. :)
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rabbit-chainsaw Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
you doing anything or wut? (is curious)
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PumpkinApprentice431 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Still working on my games, mostly gathering the necessary models.
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LexaKiness Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the watch ^^
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