mightyeglantine • 22 April 2019 at 11:58 PM
Just finished the Easter egg hunt, also I've been studying in México for the better part of 4 months now and I am very ready to go home.I don't want to say I hate the people I am living with but it'd be an understatement to say I don't hate them. They aren't terrible people, they just are not the easiest to live with by any stretch of the imagination. My class which is studying at a research station in the state of Sonora, Mexico is made up of 9 students and our field assistant, as well as our 2 professors. Class is generally from 9am to 5pm (09:00-17:00) and it can be quiet fun but also exhausting at the same time, especially since it involves a lot of in the field work with plants and the like. I've finished the majority of my big projects for the course but there is still a scientific research paper I have to finish (I'm about 3/4 of the way done with it), we've also got a group paper that needs to be written, as well as two practicums to do and one final presentation on ArcGIS mapping software. Living with the people I live with makes being here much more difficult and like I know they don't try to make things more difficult but that's just a side effect of having so many different people live together for an extended period of time. I think the most aggravating thing is the food situation though. Eating as a group is exhausting as we've got 10 people to feed as a group with 3 vegans, 1 gluten free, 2 vegetarians and 1 carnivore(lol). So meal prep is very interesting trying to make sure everyone is sated, but for the most part we make it work, although at the same time we eat so much food that it's almost ridiculously expensive. I mean I'm one of the vegetarians but I know for a fact that I would be able to eat way less than we currently use if I was eating by myself, I'd just go back to my childhood food of beans, rice and tortillas, as well as sopa de frijol or sopa de fideo when I really felt fancy. Ooof not to mention the fact that I'm one of 2(two) people in the class that is able to speak Spanish so going anywhere where there will be people makes me feel like a tour guide, constantly having to check to make sure everyone is alright, everyone understands and is comfortable in whatever situation we're in. Even my professors don't speak Spanish.On the up side we went out on last Wednesday with a small group of people from the Comcaác indigenous peoples to harvest medicinal plants as well as learn about the plants. It was a ton of fun just being present doing something that I love while also being able to run around in the desert speaking Spanish with other Mexican(ish) people. Overall we collected about 10 different plants that are useful for various things, we then took these plants and processed them to make salves and soaps which we got to keep so I'm very hype about that. . . . . . . okay I'mma stop rambling now jajajaaa
mastergemma • 23 April 2019 at 7:58 AM
Since my last post I was right in thinking that things weren't going to remain calm. But it hasn't been bad, just very, very, very busy. I had a few assignments due then the holidays which I spent camping for a few dauys only to return for another assignment. Then I found out that one of my assignments was extended another week and I'm furious as there was nothing telling us that this was happening. I could have spent more time on the assignment but now I don't have the time. The remainder of the holidays will be spent on uni work, cleaning, visiting the grandparents, DnD and a Pokemon EX raid which should be alright. Argh that'll be another Deoxys Defense form that I don't need. At least shiny Meltan is back so I can scream out in joy. I just want a few days alone to do nothing but I need to plan some events for my club at uni since no one else will bother helping me. All I asked was to do a little research about finding out which cinema was holding Detective Pikachu and if we can book it out for a screening of it, it's not that hard and it would save me from doing everything, as usual. I seriously have to plan everything myself, maybe next event I'll just say I'm busy on the day and not provide anything... oh crap we forgot to give out prizes for out last competition.MELTAAAAAAAAAN
whitefire • 27 April 2019 at 3:23 AM
Hmm, I just signed in tonight on a whim after a year or so of absence and was debating whether to post a topic about returning since I'm sure I'll just disappear again, but then I remembered the Shoutbox exists.So uh... Hi, I joined up a few years ago, was active for about a year, and then disappeared for a few years. Then I came back for a few weeks! Then I died again. Then I came back for a couple more weeks! And then died again. Following that pattern I will probably vanish again soon. But while I'm here I might as well give a bit of an update.I'm currently a sophomore chemistry major in college (I took a bunch of college classes in high school... I regret the calculus). I also play rugby at said college. I play hook. It's very dangerous and I've had two concussions this season. The first one was fine but the second one was misery. Luckily the miserable one was at the playoffs, so I didn't need my head for any more important games.I spend a lot of time playing Overwatch, sleeping, and studying. Rather, flipping through my textbooks and notes in a way that could loosely be described as studying. I have no idea how to actually study.So, that's me. How's everybody else doing?
sapphiremoon • 27 April 2019 at 6:13 PM
Congratulations on college and sports. I regreted taking college classes in highschool too. I took all of my easy classes (History, English comp, etc.) then I had no easy classes to cushion my GPA and give me an easier start when I first got started in the university I went to. I'm back too I suppose, lol. I actually signed up for an account a few years ago, but only played for a day or two then completely forgot about it, lol. I found the site again the other day and realized I had an account already, so here I am.
whitefire • 27 April 2019 at 7:35 PM
@Sapphiremoon (Hope I pinged you right--haven't done this in a while)Hey, thanks!Ah, yeah, that sounds rough--I didn't really have much of a choice about taking the classes I took. Because the population within each grade was so small at my high school (there were 65 of us in my graduating class!), they stuffed us all into Honors classes early, then AP classes in junior year, and then in senior year we had some choice between Dual Enrollment and AP for certain classes. But it sounds like a much better idea than it ends up being. I went into college with two years' worth of English credits, US History credits, and Calculus I credits. I still got lucky with having easy classes (Intro to Criminal Justice, Latin, and Stats first semester and Modern East Asia, World History from Origins to 1400s, Latin II, and some crappy literature class this semester) outside of my chem courses, but now I'm way ahead in gen ed credits and am struggling through chemistry. It's weird. What did/are you majoring in in college, if I may ask?Oh wow, haha. I was active for a good long while when I first signed up and just haven't completely quit yet, it seems. The last time I actually remember being on here was, looking at your profile, around the time you signed up, but apparently I was active at some point in 2017.
sapphiremoon • 28 April 2019 at 1:40 AM
@whitefire I think we had 72 in our graduating class, but we had the opposite problem. We didn't have enough funding to afford teachers to teach AP classes, but we had computers that you could take online AP classes on or you could dual enroll at our local community college. Otherwise, you had to take classes that were way behind the level that they should be because we had the no child left behind policy where classes were taught to the slowest learners. Anyone wanting to go to college pretty much had to take online classes or find a way to pay for dual enrollment or they wouldn't be prepared for college at all. I still wasn't prepared. I had a rough beginning, but I got the hang of things. I graduated last year in Horticulture. This year, I've been starting my own farm. I play a lot of virtual pet games. I'm not sure why I didn't get into this one when I first started. I occasionally go a while without getting on many games if I have something important that takes a lot of time going on in real life. I may have started it right before one of those times. I'm enjoying now that I've returned, though.
whitefire • 28 April 2019 at 1:53 AM
@SapphiremoonOh wow, that does sound terrible. My school was a magnet school (it was for the arts, but they required good grades when you auditioned as well), so we all kind of had to be pretty advanced in order to get in at all. The No Child Left Behind policy sounds really good, but in a small population with limited funds... it sounds like it kind of leaves the crowd on the opposite end behind. It's great to hear that you still pulled through, though! Starting a farm sounds like an interesting task. How is that going?Ah, yeah, that makes sense. It's good that you're enjoying it now, though. I got really into the game for the community at first since things were... not so great for me at my old middle school. I only really dipped out when I started at a new school and found a place in the community there. I'm honestly not really sure what pulled me back in last night. What drew you to the site? Just the fact that it's a virtual pet game in general, or was there more?
sapphiremoon • 28 April 2019 at 2:13 AM
@whitefire I went to a public school in one of the worst states for public education, lol. I lived in an okay area, though. In some of the more poverty stricken areas of my state, the schools are horrible. My boyfriend and his best friend (who I met at college) were in one of the poorest counties. They weren't taught how to do math with fractions until after they graduated. They took 2 years at a community college before moving to the college we all went to. They had to do some catching up. The no child left behind policy is great if you can afford to have classes for the people who actually need to learn more too. Without the funding, you just end up holding everyone back. I slept in most of my high school classes or read novels. Sometimes I did homework from other classes. I never took homework home because I finished it in class. That really came back to bite me in college since I never learned what studying was. I just half listened in class, filled out homework, took tests, and made straight A's, lol. I actually got accepted into the honors program at my University and got a scholarship because I made straight A's and had a 30 on the ACT (my school basically taught specifically for standardized testing and nothing else. Plus I enjoyed learning on my own.). I quickly lost the scholarship and honors because I was in way over my head. I almost failed out. I didn't have it as bad as my boyfriend and his friend, though. At their school, they weren't allowed to take textbooks home even if they wanted to because there weren't enough for everyone. Everyone just used the books while they were in class and left them on the desk when they left. The farm is going well. I'll be going to my first farmers market in about 2 weeks. I'm sorry to hear you had a rough time in middle school. I'm glad that things have gotten better for you. I've just always enjoyed virtual pet games. I love real animals, I love collecting things, and I love art (though I can't draw at all myself, lol) so I guess they combine all of those things.
whitefire • 28 April 2019 at 2:39 AM
@SapphiremoonOh my gosh, that sounds horrible. I really hope those schools are able to get more funding. That's a miserable state for a school to be in.Wow, it sounds like you three are really determined to have made it through with all of that against you. I'm glad to hear you all got through it!Ooh, that's exciting! I've always loved visiting the local farmer's market. What kinds of things are you bringing to sell?Thanks. It's in the past now, though--I only brought it up because it's the main reason the site pulled me in so much. That and the roleplaying, haha.Ah, so it sounds like you found the perfect game here! I think that's what pulled me back in, as well. I always did love the creatures here. What kinds of things do you like to collect?
mightyeglantine • 29 April 2019 at 5:42 AM
Turned 20 yesterday, what now? What's left in life? lol I just got over not being the dancing queen anymore and now I'm not a teen either.Anyways, spent my birthday in México with family, woke up around 8 to catch the bus here then ate breakfast (eggs, beans and warm tortillas) with my family. From there we just hung out and chit chatted. Functioning entirely in spanish still wrecks my brain if I spend too much time doing it so I took a 2 hour nap lol. When I woke up we went to lunch then went out and bought a cake which was delicious. Now its 2am and I'm procrastinating going to bed lol!
cheetahgirl8 • 29 April 2019 at 8:37 AM
a lil bit about me, because my bio isnt already packed with infoi am a 13 year old girl who is finishing 7th grade(amen for that) im also a purebred texen at heart and can be rebelious or stubborn when im helpng a friend or doing something i love helping out with and tend it do it out of compassion, i have 2 dogs, a terrier mix named max, who is my child, and bocker/lab? mix named sniffy who is my brothers child, but i have taken custody over him because he honestly only hangs out with him when im there, and im also the one who lets them outside and brings then back in and i also feed then every night while he is on tech, i also do brazilian ju jitzu as a white belt with my 4th stripe and have a compatition on the 25th of may as well as belt promotions where i will finally get my gray-white belt! but then this summer i will be taking a break and will be doing boxing in the mean time, i think ive typed enough for now.......
nekogirl • 29 April 2019 at 12:19 PM
Cool! I have a labradoodle puppy named Shadow. He's actually a service dog in-training(not going very well).
dragonii • 1 May 2019 at 7:16 AM
Oh man, I've been on this website for 7 years and I'm still not very social on it, *Insert sweat meme image* ahh, I want to get more in RP's, but I feel so award trying to jump into the RP scene again, especially after not being active for a long period of time. BUT OH MAN AM I EXCITED! I haven't been very active on EC recently, but today I decided to check up on Leila Oasis and there was a creature! ;-; I finally got an Aerlo after all these years. *cries tears of joy*
asrieldreemurr • 12 May 2019 at 12:19 AM
@dragonii I feel you
dragonii • 12 May 2019 at 11:57 PM
@asrieldreemurr Ah, I don't think it helps me that I am busy with writing my own things Comics and books hek yee So it leaves me little room to think about RP's and such... But man somedays I sure to miss RPing.
whitefire • 19 June 2019 at 1:33 AM
I landed my first job this weekend! Today was my first day. Being a dishwasher is exhausting, but oddly fun. The shifts are nice--I get to sleep late and stay up late. I also get free food sometimes.
ankserahmivan • 22 June 2019 at 10:30 PM
heyyyyyyy im new to this game just started today and i honestly have no idea what im doing pleaseeeeee help me.
storm-sage • 22 June 2019 at 11:44 PM
Nobody has a kektron for sale and those who do don't want cc, at this point ive contacted people from years ago on this site if they still want to sell it, it's pretty much the last pet i'm looking for on my main wishlist and it's taking me the longest to get lol
chiroptera • 23 June 2019 at 4:25 PM
7 year anniversary on this site today. it's a shame i've been so inactive.
mightyeglantine • 26 June 2019 at 4:31 AM
Summer seems to be dragging by, I'm enjoying my summer job though. I am excited to start my next semester of college I'm taking some very interesting courses with professors I can't wait to meet.I also feel like I should be speaking Spanish more but the town I'm in for college doesn't have a large Spanish speaking population so the majority of my practice comes from reading and writing Spanish on social media and news sites. I want to go back to Mexico so bad!!!
stevepat2002 • 3 July 2019 at 10:55 PM
Its Wedsnday my dudes! (And dudettes, but ya. You know the meme)
arcana • 4 July 2019 at 1:17 AM
Happy 4th of July to those who celebrate!
stevepat2002 • 4 July 2019 at 12:40 PM
@arcana to you as well I'm going to a parade and then getting ice cream.
arcana • 4 July 2019 at 1:04 PM
@stevepat2002 Thank you! I'll probably laze around my house and just get annoyed by the loud fireworks in the distance.
stevepat2002 • 5 July 2019 at 4:02 PM
@arcana HAPPY 5TH OF JULY!!!! *Firework Blast* YeH!!!!! AMERICA!!!!!!!!! *LIGHTS SPARKLERS* HECK... *What seems to be the problem officer?*.. YOURE SAYING INDEPENDRNCE DAY WAS YESTERDAY!?!?! NO WAY!!!
wolfspike23 • 12 July 2019 at 2:07 PM
lokisonoflaufey • 16 July 2019 at 6:32 PM
I'm so hungry, I've only had a bagel all day. I think it's time to get off my bum and make something to eat :/
wolfspike23 • 16 July 2019 at 7:18 PM
I wonder if I should be watching T.V while being on this computer.
stevepat2002 • 16 July 2019 at 7:20 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFI just needed to get that out of my system
wolfspike23 • 16 July 2019 at 7:21 PM
I'm bored ._.