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My dog died today

Not too long ago actually. The vet, she came here to do it this morning.

It's not a surprise. She wasn't even 12 yet (would have been in May if she'd made it) but she was getting worse for a long time, and the last couple of days she really got hit with it. So it was for the best. She was in pain. She couldn't DO anything and she was unhappy.

It's not like I wasn't prepared and I sat with her and stroked her as it happened.

It was pretty fast all in all. It was for the best.

But why am I still crying?

It would have been worse to keep her alive like that.
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Just finished watching the entirety of book 1 ATLA...

... in the span of a few days.

Feels good guys, feels good. (Do you know I've owned all three books for a while now and yet HAVEN'T done this? What a travesty. I still have the plastic coatings on book 2 and 3 right now, and before this I mostly was watching the season finale and the Blue Spirit alone as my favourite s1 episodes). I technically have an exam on Thursday, so it was mostly what I used for breaks. It isn't a particularly important test and I'm off work this week so it was mostly something to do. I already did pretty well on my assignment which was worth more- better in fact then expected so... -shrugs- Not really feeling the pressure I guess. Which is weird for me.

I plan to watch book 2 after the exam during days off from work.

There's some talk on book 1, and why Korra's own book 1 maybe failed to impress for some in retrospect?

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OMFG Obama won.

 Of course everyone knows, it's just I just woke up and I was informed of this.


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I am currently doing a Post Grad Diploma Course on Communications. Part-Time so it's just an evening a week and it would take 2 years to earn it, but I can leave after 1 year with a Certificate if I wish.

You know what's funny? Doing science degree courses and then trying to do a course in something which is anything but scientific. (The full Masters is technically an MSc, but it is SO NOT SCIENCE this communications course I am on. A few models does not science make to me). Sure I'm sure SOME communication courses are scientific (say if you were looking into the mechanics of communication devices like computers, phones etc) but that's not the type of communication course this is at all. It's more people based, which is good I guess since well, that's what I signed up for. Trying to beef up the old CV and all.

So not really a critique at all, it just isn't scientific to me that's all especially after all the biology I've ingested- and biology is considered a softer science then say chemistry or physics. Communications still matters a lot though IMO and I think there are definitely people around the good old internet who would benefit from it.

Communications does seem interesting and in some ways my experiences on the internet have helped but a part of my brain is like asgafhafsdf when there are really no clear rules/facts in some areas. Still, I think this is a good class in empathy if nothing else judging by the fact chapter 3 of my text book goes into inter-cultural ideas.

I'm fascinated. Yet now slightly freaking out at the same time since my first major assignment (WORTH 70% OF MY FIRST MODULE MARK, ACK.)will be about my coffee shop job though. Honestly? I'd rather delve into the inter-cultural stuff. It's like I'm in a sweet shop and instead of getting caramel they're pushing me into coconut junction. Which is okay if you like coconut and I'm more or less okay with it to try, but it's not exactly what I want to have right now when there are more interesting things to consume.

I am bad at words. Maybe this course will help though.
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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (Blue): A Squirtle and Charmander

I bought a Nintendo DS second hand over a week ago, I am having a ridiculous amount of good fun with the first Pokemon Dungeon (Blue) game I bought along with it. It's incredibly addictive. And I'm only what... 6 years late! New record!

(For the curious I was Pikachu at first but then soon afterwards something happened to the file where I had to delete and start again- and then I became Squirtle the second time... eh whatever, my partner is a Charmander, who has kind of always been my favourite Pokemon in the anime as a kid, I always thought he was adorable- plus Charizard could fly, what's not awesome about that?)

I am now however shipping Hero/Partner to a disturbing degree. Which makes me wonder if that's some weird self insert abomination. Even if of course everyone gets the same dialogue regardless, with only your names switched. It's just a good story, better then I expected, and I'm sometimes weak to best friends ending up as romantic partners.

Still regardless, I also bought a Zelda game too, for when I'm finished with this (my partner and I are about to go into the sky for our last mission-apparently- though I have my doubts, doesn't that leave the Gengar plot thread dangling if so, it makes more sense in a happy game especially for him to be redeemed?!- but I'm training us both up before then because I've had a look at it before escaping and it's enemies seem difficult).

I however also from a few youtube videos now want PMD2 as well.  I might choose a different partner to Charmander depending on what I get. Or I might get attached. IDK. Even though I grew with old school pokemon in the anime I might try that Treeko one as a partner. Or that fire monkey.... thing. (Chimchar?)

I guess I've realised something now: I only really seem to get into hand held games, PC and bigger gamestation games haven't held my interest like this before- and this isn't just a fluke, years ago my sister and I shared a gameboy colour and advance and the same thing happened there for me when we played with other peoples stations of played on our PC so... live and learn. I guess if I become a gamer it will only be in hand held games.

Sorry if you see me writing Hero/Partner fic, I know, I know, I should probably be ashamed. -Hangs head-

Anyone else played this game? If so what Pokemon were you? What was your partner? Did you like it or get any of the other games in the series?