Saturday, April 4, 2020

Covid-19 Farm - Year 1 Days 2 & 3 of Spring

This is the stream that I did during my lunch break today of Stardew Valley Day 2. Rona spent the day chopping wood and introducing herself to more residents of Pelican Town. Willy, he local fisherman seems to have taken a particular liking to Rona, he reminded Rona a bit of her grandfather... the one who did not leave her a farm in his will. The reason Rona spent so much time and energy chopping wood was in an attempt to get into the good graces of the Valley's villagers by repairing the bridge down by the beach. Elliot who lives by the beach thanked her, so she is optimistic her effort will pay off.

On a rainy day 3 of Spring Rona decided to try her luck at casting a line. She made a hike up into the mountains and caught about 10 fish before taking her haul home and heading to the beach to fish some more. There she found what looked to be a fossilized sea creature. She wasn't sure what it was and hopes she can find someone in Pelican Town that can tell her about it!

Tomorrow Rona will likely begin planning her next plot of crops now that she has some money for more seeds!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Covid-19 Farm - Year 1 Day 1 of Spring

I have begun playing a Stardew Valley file to go along with my Coronavirus quarantine. Once I am caught up with real life quarantine days I will play one day for each day of the stay at home order and we will see how far I can get. In addition I will be aiming to complete the community center in year one of this play through. I made some pretty big mistakes in my playing today but oh well. Here is the live stream from day 1 (my commentary volume is way too low I will fix that before tomorrow's stream), followed by my notes from playing.

Rona is my farmer. She has never felt she belonged which may be due to her brilliantly blue skin. She is hoping she will be able to find a place for herself among the people of Pelican Town so that she can finally have a place that feels like home. On her first day in the Valley she planted 15 Parsnip seeds, 5 Green Bean Starters, and 8 Mixed seeds she found. She also chopped wood, foraged for spring onions and other items for energy, and met each resident of Pelican Town she ran into, except for Haley who was too involved with her photography to notice her.

Tomorrow Rona thinks she will chop more wood so that she has more building supplies and she will attempt to meet more of the Valley Residents. She also still has not yet explored the northern regions of the valley. (Also my in game volume was a little loud so I will be turning that down a bit....)

Day 186 - Finished Emerald and on to Crystal

Not the LEGO content I am referring to,
but a blending of those two things...
I finished Pokémon Emerald last week on Friday and now I have moved on to the superior (in my opinion) Pokémon Crystal. In Crystal Susan, my protagonist, started with Anthony the Chikorita, and at this point he is a Meganium and is joined by Cady the Phanpy, Muscle the Machamp (from a Goldenrod in-game trade), Joslyn the Pikachu (from the Odd Egg), and Rochester the Staryu. Susan has 7 badges and is currently storming the taken over Radio Tower!

I have not updated the Emerald page or made a page for Crystal yet, but I should have time to do that this weekend. As suggested in my previous post, due to Covid-19 quarantine I have more time for projects right now so I am branching out this site and its auxiliary locations such as the YouTube channel with additional and variable content. This will include a daily Stardew Valley live stream for the duration of my quarantine, as well as some LEGO content inspired by LEGO Masters on FOX. I hope you will enjoy and check it out!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Day 172 - Clearly I Have Not Been Posting

As you know he Coronavirus has kind of made the world a little hectic for a lot of people. Alissa and I have been ok. We had a wonderful vacation in Texas visiting my eldest sister. She took us to the rodeo which was very cool, honestly one of the coolest things I have ever been to. Otherwise we have just been continuing on with the normal. I am still looking for a new job, but I also have not yet been terminated at my current job. I have been working from home, which is not my personal ideal but is manageable. I beg of anyone reading this if you have know of a job opportunity that I might be a fit for to please reach out and let me know.

As far as Pokémon goes... I am still doing my challenge, but I am behind and I have not been posting. I should have finished Pokémon Emerald two weeks, but I am stuck on the post-game captures and training needs. In reality I should have finished another game in those two weeks but given everything going on there is no way I would've finished that game (Colosseum, which was one of my stretch goal games anyways). I might come back to it, but after I finish Emerald this weekend I will move straight to Crystal. Anyways, I am behind, but still going even if super casually for now.

I might catch up with Pokémon later, but right now I am choosing not to worry about it. My life is unfortunately stressful right now and I have not had the time or energy for a lot of the things I want to spend time with lately. So Pokémon might be he most responsible thing for me to "sacrifice" but as far as I keep playing I will keep posting updates and occasional other things on this site. I might expand beyond purely Pokémon content as well, just to keep things casual and relaxed I will focus on things that bring me joy. I hope you can understand.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Day 152 - Game Over

The weather institute was saved thanks to another instance of Martha's heroics! She rode away and congratulated herself by singing her song. That is she sang her song until she ran into Brendan. He heard her song and was not happy about it. He told her he was furious and would defeat her once and for all. Martha tried to cry her way out of it, but to no avail. So they clashed in a Pokémon battle! Martha won like she always had, but it did not make her feel any better she was humiliated. "I'm done with you!" Brendan declared, as he expressed his intentions of going home to help his father with research and to strengthen their familial bond. It was game over for Martha's prank, now what did she have to work for?

Thank you sole regular reader. I am grateful for your dedicated patronage here on my blog.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Day 150 - Happy Pokémon Day!

Happy Pokémon Day! No Martha updates today, but I have the continuation of her story in mind for either tomorrow or Saturday. Today in celebration of Pokémon Day I am going to go through and name a few of my Pokémon favorites! The family favorites must have the type as their final form primary type for simplicity sake. These are my favoritesas of today, February 27 Pokémon Day 2020.

Favorite Pokémon...

  • Region: Johto
  • Generation: Gen IV
  • Starter Trio: Torterra, Infernape, Empoleon
  • Game Set: Black, White, Black 2, & White 2
  • Box Legendaries: Solgaleo & Lunala 
  • Eeveelution: Jolteon
  • Baby Pokémon: Elekid (although Toxel is growing on me)
  • Pikachu Clone: Pachirisu
  • Fossil Pokémon: Armaldo
  • Mythical: Celebi
  • Alolan Variant: Graveler
  • Galarian Variant: Darmanitan
  • Pseudo Legendary: Metagross (though this one changes regularly)
  • Normal Type Family: Whismur, Loudred, & Exploud
  • Fighting Type Family: Clobbopus & Grapploct (new favorites but Riolu & Lucario might win out in the long run)
  • Flying Type Family: Noibat & Noivern
  • Poison Type Family: Gulpin & Swalot
  • Ground Type Family: Phanpy & Donphan
  • Rock Type Family: Roggenrola, Boldore, & Gigalith
  • Bug Type Family: Cutifly & Ribombee (I flip to Heracross for a week or so every couple months)
  • Ghost Type Family: Litwick, Lampent, & Chandelure
  • Steel Type Family: Skarmory
  • Fire Type Family: Sizzlipede & Centiskorch
  • Water Type Family: Wooper & Quagsire (Wooper could hold this spot all alone!)
  • Grass Type Family: Chikorita, Bayleef, & Meganium
  • Electric Type Family: Mareep, Flaafy, & Ampharos
  • Psychic Type Family: Solosis, Duosion, & Reuniclus
  • Ice Type Family: Snorunt, Glalie, & Froslass (my only branched family)
  • Dragon Type Family: Goomy, Sliggoo, & Goodra (this changes a bunch too)
  • Dark Type Family: Purrloin & Liepard
  • Fairy Type Family: Flabébé, Floette, & Florges
  • Type: Electric probably...
  • Poké Ball: Premier Ball
  • Champion: Cynthia (because I'm basic)
  • Professor: Kukui?
How about you? Who and what are your favorites?

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Day 149 - Prank Song

Everything was going swimmingly for Martha. She had 5 gym badges, including her very own father's badge. She also was still succeeding in pranking her neighbor out of a father, and he had a crush on him to boot. Things could not be going better for her, which is why she could not help herself from singing a little ditty to herself as she made her way East from Mauville.

I want to do the greatest prank,
Like no one ever has.
To steal a Dad is my real test,
To trick them is my cause!
I will travel across the land,
Research Pokémon.
To butter up Proffessor Birch
To catch him in my con!
Martha's Prank!
A new family,
So clueless they will be!
Martha's Prank!
Brendan, my new friend,
He's my brother in the end!
Martha's Prank!
I'll trick them all,
They'll be at my beck and call!
I'll prank you and you're the fool,
A fake family!
A new family!

She was happy as a clampearl.

How do you like my prank song spook on the original Pokémon theme song?