Entering energy meter readings for gas/electric company on their site and spent 5 minutes trying to figure out what type of meters I had and what their serial numbers were for these new boxes that had appeared on the page since last entry, asking for said information was

After finally sussing it all out, I go to type and realise “wow the example serial number is really similar to my-” then notice they aren’t examples.  The boxes are greyed out and they already have that information so there was no need for me to spend ages stressing about it.

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I’ve just sort of awoken from an hour long internetting stupor and am trying to recall how I went from reading the Gravity Falls TV Tropes page and ended up watching The Contest episode of Seinfeld.

Why do I have rechargable AA batteries that still work fine from my childhood, but I crack open a Wii Remote with regular modern AA batteries that I haven’t used in a few years and find them practically mummified in battery acid powdery stuff.

Gave it a good clean out but I’ll be amazed if this thing still works once it’s dry

Up to the end of episode 2 of season 2 now.  This show is so good.  I thought things would cool off after the season 1 finale and some kind of status quo would be restored so the episodic adventures would continue, but nope the ongoing plotline is continuing full steam (and the episodic situations are getting amazingly intense).  The character stuff at the end of the episode 1/2 that happened regarding Grunkle Stan/Mabel respectively is stuff that I thought they’d continue putting off until the next finale or something but they didn’t and I love it waaah.

I like, never marathon stuff but I WANT to for the remaining 4 episodes to catch up, that’s how good this is.  But I know I’ll be sad once I am caught up if I do.  Q_Q

jezmmart:

In the mood for self-indulgent progress photosets.  I cannot believe that this time next year Alice as a character, and Phantasm Dyad, will be 10 years old.  I should prolly do something special when the time comes.

It’s weird how 2007-2009 was like this weird plateau of only subtle progress and then after that I just took massive strides in changing and honing my style on a yearly basis.

Anyway these photosets are always fun to look at and self-motivational for me, and I assume newer followers might be interested to see a bit of my past stuff on occasion.

Originals: 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14

jezmmart:

Good Morning

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jezmmart:

Just a simple quickie for this week’s fanart coz I was sort of burned out on that Alice pic and working on PD today.  Redraw of this.

I uhh… really didn’t think she’d come out looking like, well, Mabel, in my style, but I’m pretty pleased with this actually!

Oh as a footnote I only recently started watching Gravity Falls and it’s amazing I can’t believe I spent the past year judging it by only the first episode and various context-lacking tumblr gifs because I was pretty much (grappling) hooked by the end of Episode 2.

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Defending Princess Peach (Super Mario Bros)

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Yo. It’s been awhile.  Here to defend Princess Peach, because seriously how could she be controversial?

Getting kidnapped all the time / Not being an action girl

Oh man.

She gets kidnapped all the time because of a little thing called character motivation. If she never got kidnapped, there wouldn’t be any Mario games. At all. None. They exist because Mario needs a reason to go out and kick Bowser’s ass. Otherwise he’s just a jerk in a pair of overalls.

And she is an action girl, just not in the main games. Shockingly, there’s other Mario media other than the games!

There’s also a clip from the cartoon/movie but I can’t be bothered to find it.

There’s also the fact that she was the protagonist of her own game, but that will be addressed next.

Super Princess Peach being bashed due to her using her emotions

I’ve seen the game given the nickname “Super PMS Peach”, and that’s funny sure, but it’s just a stupid reason to hate a game.

One has to realize that Peach (usually) can’t use items such as Mushrooms and Stars like Mario and Luigi can. Yet she has to be able to get through the obstacles of the game somehow.

Ditzy Personality

When was Peach EVER shown to be ditzy?

Cheats at Mario Party when an AI character

Oh man. It’s like she’s a computer player. It’s like she’s programmed to try and win.

Look, I’ll call the CPU a cheating bastard as much as the next person, but that doesn’t mean it actually happens. They’re programmed to act like a human player, which means that—shocking!—they’re going to use whatever means necessary to win. Just like a human player. And it’s not even limited to Peach. Any character that is set to CPU is going to behave similarly. That’s like getting mad that the computer player in a racing/shooting/puzzle/whatever game wins and that you should win every time because you’re the human and they’re the computer. Unless you’re perfect in every way imaginable, that’s not going to happen. Get over it.

This is cool and true and stuff but you don’t even need to delve into the spin-offs to defend Peach these days.  In 3D World she joined the main gang and fought with equal skill to them (as she did in Mario 2, of course), and in 3D Land she breaks out of Bowser’s Castle by herself halfway through the game and stays free for several worlds.  Bowser only barely manages to recapture her in time for the finale.

Then of course there’s the fact that the story of the original game states that only the Princess has the power to restore the kingdom to as it was.  She’s a ruler first and a love interest for Mario second.  To say she only exists as a prize is to intentionally disregard all that is good about her character AND Mario’s, as if he’s just saving her for himself.  Mario has proven time and time to help people in need that he’s only just met, let alone save the kingdom he calls his home.  To disrespect Peach is to disrespect the entire tone of the series - one focused on fun but also humbleness, selflessness and bravery.

You know who sees Peach as a prize?  Bowser.  The bad guy.

jezmmart:

Just a simple quickie for this week’s fanart coz I was sort of burned out on that Alice pic and working on PD today.  Redraw of this.

I uhh… really didn’t think she’d come out looking like, well, Mabel, in my style, but I’m pretty pleased with this actually!

Oh as a footnote I only recently started watching Gravity Falls and it’s amazing I can’t believe I spent the past year judging it by only the first episode and various context-lacking tumblr gifs because I was pretty much (grappling) hooked by the end of Episode 2.

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jezmmart:

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