Weekly Update: 001

0randombabbleWell, here I am! A week later, as promised to myself and I have honestly no idea where to even start this post. I had such an unproductive week that trying to collect enough things I did to make a half decent post is genuinely difficult. I guess this is good for me in the long run, though. If I keep on this update-once-a-week pace, it will force me to be a little more productive! Hopefully then, I can simply keep the ball rolling. ╭( ・ㅂ・)و

1webdesignIn the world of web design, I have had a quiet week. I barely got on the computer because of some technical difficulties (and sheer laziness) but I did manage to accomplish a few things I set out to do!

  • DD Challenge: wrote the Haikyuu!! page; trashed the Team idea
  • Exported/Backed up all MySQL files
  • Exported/Backed up all FTP files

I guess it’s not really much in the grand scheme of everything that needs to get done but at least I’ve managed a big chunk of the moving process. Now I just need to upload everything to the new host, do some spring cleaning in my new FTP and I will be ready to go!

1videogamesI have recently been playing a ton of Tales of Zestiria with my roommate and let me just get this out of the way by saying I have the biggest, dorkiest crush on Sorey. Bright and smiley? Intelligent? History dork? Terrible cook? Sorey is my soulmate.

Anyway, geek out aside, I am really enjoying Zestiria so far! I love the more historical/political based storyline rather than having a sense of morality and personal responsibility be the main drive behind the story. There are a ton of functions the game has that I love (like everything they carried over from Xillia) and some that I cannot stand (F U IN-BATTLE CAMERA) but overall, it’s a great experience. I always play Tales games multiplayer with my roommate so unfortunately I can only play it whenever we are both home but having that set up really pushes me to complete games! I’m definitely looking forward to playing more and watching the history of this world unfold! (´∀`)♡

1readingI have a long term challenge that I have been contemplating doing for a couple years now. I have a rather large manga collection. I do read from it often but I have a habit of re-reading some of the same series over and over again while other ones go untouched. I realized late last year that some series I own, I haven’t read in over three years! To a bibliophile such as myself, this is simply unacceptable. I can’t handle the idea of not showing equal appreciation to all of my books. So I have set myself out a goal for 2016: By the end of this year, I am going to read through my entire manga collection, from A-Z. It may seem like a bit of a daunting task as I write this but I crank through manga so quickly and it’s so easy for me to get lost in the pages until I’ve burned through a whole series without even noticing!

So that is the challenge that I plan to start soon and hopefully by the time I am done, I will feel more accomplished and once again attached to the books that I adore so much (。’▽’。)♡

Well, I think that’s about it for this week. Kind of a boring post, I suppose, but hopefully next week will yield less excuses and more progress!

Wish me luck!

— ☆ Emrys




Goal Update: The Little Things

1webdesignA couple things to touch on with this new year. New host is happening so first of all, I am going to be able to go through all my websites and finally do a spring cleaning of sorts to figure out where I am truly at with my sites. I will be able to clear out old files, touch up old ones and finally see about getting rid of some dead links! ( •̀ᄇ• ́)ﻭ✧

Tributes/OPS: This will be ample time to finally see about completing these website challenges that I have set out for myself! I need to complete Hinata Shouyo and Kasamatsu Yukio/Kise Ryouta websites by June 30, 2016 and I need to complete Kakeru Manabe by March 1, 2016. I have discussed with Neo a bi-weekly check in where we will be able to bounce ideas off each other, get opinions, edit some stuff and see where we are both at in our web designing. We are both hoping that by doing so, we will be able to progress much more smoothly! I’m really excited to do it; Neo has been such a bundle of encouragement and inspiration for me and I am really excited to finally be doing a website project with her! ٩(♡ε♡ )۶

Quirks: In network matters, I will need to see about asking Rems (my host) to install Enthusiast for me because I have quite literally no idea how to do it and I am terrified of messing it up! Once I do that, I can at long last see about adopting Roxas from Raine and finally bring him into my collective after 9823649138 years of neglected promises. Seriously, Raine, if you’re reading this, I am so freaking sorry. (。•́︿•̀。) On that note, I need to back up all mySQL files because I don’t think I’ve done that in about a year… whoops.

Other: I finally set up my domain halcyonelixir.org to the WordPress blog that I started and so I officially have that off the ground. Now I just need to see about doing more with it! I’m mainly excited to write but that’s an entirely different subject matter, haha.

I have also been wanting to buy a domain for this blog because, let’s face it, having a personal domain for something just feels better when browsing through websites! However, I have made myself a personal goal since I have been so neglectful with this blog. If I can manage to do a weekly post for a full “month” (ie, 4 weeks in a row), I am allowed to go ahead and buy myself a domain for this site! (ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧

Wish me luck!

— ☆ Emrys