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I'm sorry I haven't written in this for a while. I know no one reads this, but I can dream. :)
I'm enjoying my new Quest Cape. I haven't done much in the last week, but I'm starting to write my story again, which is nice. It should be ready by Wednesday or Thursday (the latter is more likely), or maybe later. I'm starting to think I'm taking more of a break from RuneScape than I should, but I really do need to get all the things on my checklist done, which include, in order:
1. Write story (16 pages long).
2. Do a bit of work on my Website log. It hasn't been updated in a few months, and I want to get back to updating it regularly.
3. Fix up a few pages on my website, www.jackhanke.net, including my Quest Compendium.
4. Fix page 2 of my Equipment Guide.
5. Fix up my Update Emporium a bit.
6. Make about 20 YouTube videos.
7. Write another story (17 pages long).
I won't be gone from RuneScape completely, and I certainly won't quit. Anyone who knows me and cares won't have to worry about that! :s
Soo, today I woke up at about 10am. It was time for church, which my mom freaked out over, as she hates having my grandmother over for Christmas and anything not utterly perfectly handled makes her fly off the handle (pardon the pun, if that even qualifies as one :P).
We had a good time there. I had trouble concentrating on the sermon, but it was a good one. It was about the wise men. I wish I could remember what it was about! :mad: Ah well.
We had a nice bruncheon there. It had...cookies...and stuff. :s I went home and spent a bit of time with a Charlie Brown book I'd gotten (more lame time-wasting, I know :) ), and then I went on RuneScape some. I tried killing Jellies, and finally got a clue scroll after hours. My aunt and her boyfriend, John, came over and we had an excellent supper - of PIZZA! ^_^ Best Christmas Eve dinner ever invented.
Next I continued doing my clue scroll. It was tough! I was called down to decorate the tree with everyone, having a bit of fun, as now that I'm the tallest person in the house (a bit taller than my aunt's boyfriend :s ) I got a prime job hanging the lights. I felt very male...it was dark back there, and atypically I had trouble getting them to work. It's nice to feel atypical! :P
I next went upstairs and finished the clue scroll. The last one was in Isafdar, the elven place, and I got a sliding puzzle as my last challenge! NOO! :o I considered giving up, but realized that I was in the mood to do something hard and that I could probably do it if I tried hard enough. It was 5x5, and it took me over half an hour to do it. Unfortunately I would have to start over if I left the computer, so I couldn't say goodbye to my aunt and John when they left. :) I hope my mom understands that. She thinks anything remotely connnected with the real world is more important than the grandest RuneScape achievement, though. :s I wish she could tell that it's not just pixels, it's time, sweat, and tears (no blood ^_^ ).
My clue scroll reward was awesome (for me)!
Rune Platelegs- High Alchemy gave me 38,400 gold pieces.
Zamorak Kiteshield- Zybez says these are worth 450-500k. This guy wouldn't take them for more than 400k, so he finally offered a Pirate's Hat as well, making it 550k. I accepted. Couldn't sell it, so it's going to my friend Skyler189 as a Christmas present. I feel generous. :P
2,855 gold pieces- You can always use more money!
13 Purple sweets- These will save me some grief one running some time these days.
Zamorak Page 1- I felt my brother Redalert501 deserved a present. :s
39 Nature Runes- These will be handy for High Alchemy!
Merry Christmas! And a Happy New Year! :P
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Today I suffered through one of the sleepiest days yet of my career. I might crack up if this keeps going on for months and months, but luckily it will end on Sunday. I hope!
I tolerated the puberty politics of my school all morning, with increasing drowsiness and annoyance. It was the longest morning I could remember...it felt like 1 PM at 10:45, and I missed a lot of instructions in social studies because I couldn't pay attention (WHY did the light have to be off!? ). Surprisingly, though I had to fight off sleep in Science about five times, I even finished my work a few minutes before the bell...great! :P
The only other notable thing about the morning was that I had to don a ridiculous costume to do my Charles Lindbergh presentation for class. I was #12 on the queue, and this was the second day of presentations, and they had just ran out of time when it was my turn! :P My costume hurt a lot...they included a ludicrously presented bomber hat, and some goggles that killed my eyes even when they were a few inches above them. :s Oh well. At least I can finish off this unit tomorrow.
The afternoon was fine. Spanish was bearable, and afterwards I had a special "therapy" group, where we ate some cookies and played a stupid game that was oddly fun. :( My friend from RuneScape wasn't on the bus, so I got home on time and did my paper route promptly so as not to be late for my therapy appointment.
That went fine. It was a bit personal, so I won't discuss it here.
When I got home, I had time to play a few hours of RuneScape - long enough to get 70 Attack. Thanks to Efreet1 (aka ElFREEToh) and Redalert501 for joining me. :) (In ElFREEToh's house! ) I wanted to do the new quest, but I'm going to be punished if I get to bed later than 10:30 tonight, so I'd better go now. Sorry I cut this short! :)
Yesterday's Levels: 69 Attack, 70 Strength, 70 Defense, 67 Cooking.
Todays Levels: 70 Attack, 70 Strength, 70 Defense, 67 Cooking.
Goal Levels (for Friday): 70 Attack, 70 Strength, 70 Defense, 70 Cooking (and Animal Magnetism! :) ).
Thanks! Please comment if you can. :)
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Today was decent, up until the last period. Gym is never my favorite subject, but today it was very freaky. If you've read my About Me page, which I suggest you do, then you'll know that I don't like "puberty politics", as I call them sometimes, in the least. It's annoying that I have no idea where I stand on the social order, so I don't know how to act to avoid it. Today I feel that I may have convinced some people that I was "gay". First, let me explain something:
Meh, I'm not sure. I know I wouldn't like people to think that I'm "gay," but I'm not sure homosexuals are immoral. Thanks Evin290.
So read this with an open mind, then.
Anyway, so there I was in the gym, playing basketball with a bunch of other kids. As usual, I had to act weird to make it look like there was nothing suspicious with me. Sadly, that involved, if I abided strictly by the teacher's rules, covering someone specific constantly, even when we had the ball. I was the only one who had to act that way, because everyone was expecting me to do so and I would have to interact more with the girls if I didn't cover the one boy on the opposing team we were facing.
I'm not a weakling. I don't give in to peer pressure, but I see nothing wrong with this so I go along with this to save my ego's hide from drying to a sandy piece of deer meat instead of the Waterskin (1) it is now. So I was acting that way, and covering the boy who the girls liked most in our class, and two girls (complete slackers) were just walking around the room, watching us, and giggling. I have no clue whatsoever what that means, and it could mean nothing, so I won't worry too much about it. But it looked like I was hugging the kid often, and I was getting too physical with him often, so much, in fact, that I'm afraid that people think I'm weird in that way. It's not like I haven't given out signs of that before, either. Before, however, people had no solid evidence to back off my "strange action", which is ALWAYS caused by just wanting to get away from girls and stay near boys for protection, so it's possible some of the people think that I'm "gay" now. :huh
I really do not like school.
And on top of that, there's THE PACER TEST (which is on Wednesday)! The pacer test is a huge running test we undergo three times a year, which is horrible for me; horrific. I can't stand to do it. I really can't bear it much. It hurts so much that I was incapable of doing work for forty minutes after the period last time.
If you live in Massachusetts, you'll (probably) know what I mean. I assume you don't mind it much; maybe you even enjoy it. I'm a real wimp, but that's a good thing in a way; it means I'm not a noob on RS and I have time to do my homework in the process.
Meanwhile, when I got home from school, RS was waiting. Before I did my paper route I had claimed the last 17,000 Strength experience to 70 Strength and gotten together a mini-party of two other people for it at Falador Farms, which turned a little sour as ElFREEToh, known as Efreet1 on RS, got annoyed with me for wasting so much of his time for meaningless "extra" pic purposes. When I came back, I got more experience (in Attack) from The Fight Caves, during which I managed to get to the second level 180 with 7 wine and no prayer potions. That got me Attack 69, and now I'm about 65,000 experience away from 70 Attack.
Yesterday's Melee Stats: 68 Attack, 69 Strength, 70 Defense
Current Melee Stats: 69 Attack, 70 Strength, 70 Defense
Goal Melee Stats: 70 Attack, 70 Strength, 70 Defense
Days Left: 2
Experiments Remaining: 162
MENTAL NOTE: Get 70 Attack at Pest Control with 1 point left
Pic of the Day (Credit to Redalert501, my bro, for getting it for me :D ):
[Name Explanation: I'm in my last week of training for all quests, and on the heels of Recipe for Disaster. This is the first day of the last week.]
This morning my brother had gone to ANOTHER sleepover (he's so popular, unlike me :D), so I had the bunk bed to myself. :D I have my own room, but my sheets were gone, so I chose to sleep there instead.
I arose at half past eight, and didn't feel like playing RS, so I browsed Zybez Price Guide drowsily and read Asterix comic books. (Next time you tell me I have no life, I'll believe you. ) Next I went to church, and had a very enjoyable Sunday School class talking about how the Chronicles of Narnia interacted with the Bible (believe me, they do! ).
The sermon was about how you should really listen to God, and not just twist what he says to what you want to hear (a good lesson for you atheists too ). It had some endearing diagrams of an ear, and an even more quirky story (no one knows if it's true or not, but I doubt it) about Franklin Delanor Roosevelt.
Here it is (don't worry, it won't bite you because it's in a sermon! ):
Apparentely, FDR was very concerned about whether everyone really listened to what he had to say. He didn't think so. So one day, when he was in a private meeting, he rolled his wheelchair up to every person in the room, one by one, and whispered in their ear, "This morning I shot my grandmother!" Every person in the room, apparentely absent-mindedly, said, "That's nice," or "Good for you", until he came to the last person in the room, an Ambassador to So-and-So. This man staggered a little, stared at him weirdly, and finally said in a painfully polite voice, "Well, I'm sure she had it coming!"
To continue with my day, after I got back out of the sermon , we had the usual excellent lunch in the cafeteria and drove home. My brother and I climbed the stairs to the Tower of Virtual Reality, or the place where the computers are in the study, and sat down to play. I logged in in the Experiments, and battled for a long time to get 67 Strength. My friend Csaw9 died, so I tried to get his stuff back for him, and, failing that, to lure the extrordinarily rude character who seemed to have gotten his wealth to his death. Didn't work, so I did something I shall long be ashamed of: I tried to lure innocent B'Dragoners to their deaths to get revenge on the guy who got his stuff in the first place. You can visit the mournful topic I made about it in the General Discussion, under a poll called "Is Luring Okay?"
I next got 68 Strength, which seemed to point closer to my ultimate goal of 70. The next on the list was 69 HP, which should help me a little bit in RfD, though I hope it doesn't come to the point where that level will save my life, and then 69 Strength. By now, it was almost midnight, so I started to post in this blog, where I am now. I'm currently 6k exp from 69 Attack, and 17k exp from 70 Strength. See you later today, mates! Pray that I'm rested in the morning enough for school!
Yesterday's Melee Stats: 68 Attack, 66 Strength, 70 Defense
Current Melee Stats: 68 Attack, 69 Strength, 70 Defense
Goal Melee Stats: 70 Attack, 70 Strength, 70 Defense
Days Left: 3
Experiments Remaining: 238
Thanks! PLEASE COMMENT!
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[Name Explanation: I killed hundreds of beasties today, including hellhounds and experiments.]
This is the second of two entries covering the past two days. Last entry was about RL; this one is about RuneScape. :D Yesterday I started right out with Pest Control, and was 2 games away from 70 Defense when I had to go do my paper route. I hate papers! :D When I got back, and finally found a good world, it turned out none of my friends could be there for the pic. I rummaged around, and finally found a poor level 71 that was saving up for a rune kiteshield. :D (Poor level 71! ) He was happy to get 7k in return for posing, but I accidentally offered 12k and he wouldn't settle for less than that. He told me he would add me and tell me when he was ready to say it, but I had to wait 3 minutes extra because my private chat was on friends, so he couldn't contact me. Silly me! He nodded instead, and I said "Go!" only to find that I had been 600 xp away from 70 Defense instead! So I bribed him with more money (10k) to follow me while I got 600 exp in Port Sarim. (I'd forgotten that I still had 1 PC point! ) It took so long, I ended up paying him 3 extra k, which is stupid when you think that I only had about 50k!
I could now wear a Crystal Shield!
Next, I went to fight at the Experiments again. I got no levels, however.
Today, I went back to the experiments and got 65 Strength and 66 Strength. I fought some Hellhounds and got a clue scroll, with the following reward:
Certainly not a wonderful reward, but not by any means the worst in the world, either.
I also did the Tip.It ranger event in lvl 45 Wildy on my level 3 "begging" account, and got 3-4k worth of stuff. Maybe even 5k. Not bad since I never want to have any levels on it.
Add "I Luv Zezzy" if you have space on your friend's list.
I had fun today! Hope you did, too!
Current Melee Stats: 68 Attack, 66 Strength, 70 Defense
Goal Melee Stats: 70 Attack, 70 Strength, 70 Defense
Days Left: 4
Experiments Remaining: 775
Thanks! PLEASE COMMENT!
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Since I missed it yesterday, I'll combine this entry into real life and the next into RuneScape. :D
Yesterday morning I woke up, nearly spent from the last post-midnight venture to Fenkenstrain's caves. My right hand was sore from the feel of a crimson scimitar being held too long, and my left hand felt dead from holding up a granite (and occasionally, for relief, a crystal) shield. I rolled out of bed a minute after I was supposed to leave for the bus, and amazingly still made it, even with a taste of breakfast! It snowed! My friend in West Virginia might have even gotten a day off from it.
I made it to school in time to be excluded on the "playground" (which is really just a bit of pavement with a couple of "hoops", though I'm too old to care ), and strode into the building to meet a huge language arts test, during which I almost fell asleep several times during. I had a substitute aide, which was absolutely great, as my normal one is sometimes a torture device on salary, and perhaps that was why my test went so well (I might have gotten 100% on it, and certainly in the 90s+). I was so tired that I almost fell asleep in Science as well while we were just reading a text (my teacher is great, as he's only 24 or so, but he leaves the light off a lot), but I managed to pull myself together and I was awake for my regular Language Arts period, which is usually the drowsiest of all 4 normal classes.
The rest went smoothly enough, so I was off to lunch, in a good mood for once. :D Spanish was bad at first, since I'd missed the last class due to Speech and I wasn't prepared. We played Spanish-clothes-bingo, which should prove how pointless the curriculum is this year (as usual ). The third game I won, though, so I got some Smarties candy. :D It was still pointless, but I got some satisfaction out of it.
Art was fun, in a way. I don't like the class I'm with for it, but I got to ignore them today, as I could just do a Celtic Knot pattern and fiddle around with random markers. I hope I'm not boring you.
When I went home, I went on RuneScape, which I'll talk about in next entry. Suffice to say that I no-lifed all afternoon.
Adam, my brother's and my friend, came over our house again, so I had a nice little chat with him about RuneScape and his meaningless goals. Okay, so they're not meaningless, but he can only go on an hour a day, and he doesn't have very much ambition, except for combat. If you don't like quests or skills, and you're not gifted at PKing or merchanting, you're not going to go as far in RuneScape as many. We slept happily, and this morning I overslept spectacularly, so my paper route was 10 minutes late by the time I rolled out of bed. I did it quickly, then no-lifed all day. I'll talk about that in my next entry.
I'm sorry I bored you.
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...Or at least I blocked myself from it.
I had an exhausting morning, but a long head-dunk in the water fountain cured me a little bit. ;) I had a huge math test, so big that it's being graded out of 160 points, which I think I did well on. :P I might have even gotten 100%. :)
Sadly, due to the fact I didn't do the "optional" math homework last night, no chance of a bonus. :P (See last entry.)
My lunch was pretty good, and I got to miss Spanish because of my Speech class, so I thought I was going to have a great day! :mad:
Enter Tech Ed. *dramatic music plays*
I was late because I had to pick up some Spanish classwork I missed (which, now that I realize it, I forgot to bring home :)), so I was a few minutes late to Tech Ed. I tried to log into my account for the school computers, but I enter the wrong password a few times and the school computer section locks my school account.
I try everything for it to let me in, but it won't! I resort to hitting keys with the window that tells me I'm locked out maximized to make the "icon error" sound to the tune of Christmas holiday songs, but oddly enough, that doesn't work either! :P At least it keeps me entertained until the teacher is done helping everyone else that is stuck with "Pro Engineering" (we're the only middle school in the country to use the most professional engineering software out there, and not the smartest school in the country, soooo.... ). By the time he walks around, he reprimands me for not interrupting him while he was helping a student and asks me to call the school district computer administrator so they can unlock me.
I call them. They tell me that they're on it and it will only take them "a few minutes". A few minutes later, I try to access it, but instead of telling me that I'm locked out, it tells me that it can't log me on (for a change). I take this as a sign that it's halfway fixed and go back to waiting. A few minutes later I try again and this time it says that I'm locked out again. It would be too embarrassing to call them back again, because it's probably "not their fault", so I continue sitting and eventually go back to playing holiday tunes by hitting keys with the "locked out" window open. Eventually the sound type changes to a loud beep (instead of being a soft one only audible through the headphones) and suddenly everyone else can hear it too and people start yelling at me to turn it off. Yikes. :/
I hope that story was understandable to everyone. :P
Sooo, I come home from school with a leap in my step: I only have 1 piece of homework! (And that was due today! ) I rush to do my paper route instantly (instead of waiting until the last second as usual), and come back ready to play RuneScape for hours and hours.
It doesn't happen. I get into a fight with my brother and can only start playing at 5.
Today I got 67 Defense and 68 Defense, both while killing Experiments. My Attack also gets to 68, and on top of all that I get 10M total exp! :mad: However, it's nearly midnight again and my homework still needs 5 or so minutes of work, so I have to get on that. :)
16 more PC games until I can get 70 Defense! :) I really hope that I make my goal of 70 all melee stats by next Wednesday. Please support me by comments here or posts in my log! ;)
Current Melee Stats: 68 Attack, 64 Strength, 68 Defense
Goal Melee Stats: 70 Attack, 70 Strength, 70 Defense
Days Left: 6
Experiments Remaining: 1,125 + 16 PC Games
Thanks! PLEASE COMMENT! :P
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Quest Cape + Homework + N0[va]lyfe = Exhaustion.
This morning I woke up and staggered out of bed to greet the day, but with bleary eyes. I made the bus (barely, because I ate breakfast this time ), and to my delight, there was a concert from our school band for the first 95 minutes of classes. I barely stayed awake all the way through it, in fact I'm not sure I did, because I had wisps and shadows of delirious thoughts often. I was only fully awake for the last song. After that, I went through classes that were slightly easier than usual, perhaps because of my last two terrible days, after which I went to a fine lunch that made me late for gym by 5-10 minutes. No one cares enough to grade me down that much, so I fully enjoyed missing excercises, with a reasonably clear conscience as I didn't do it on purpose.
The last period was a conseling session, which was nice because I could tie together my conflicting thoughts and let them go. All in all, I have hopes that I'm not at risk of becoming entangled in puberty politics in either direction, so that's nice too. :P
When I came home, I began 'Scaping in earnest. I got 2 defense levels, 66 and 67. My count of Experiments needed to kill in 10 (now 8) days was 1525/1750; now it's 1325/1750. There's hope! However, I neglected to do my homework as fast as could be hoped, and soon it was past my bedtime (again! ) and STILL it wasn't done! :mad:
To make matters worse, a noob messaged me ingame, managed to convince me that he was my friend Jon from school, and made me spend an hour helping him before he told me was from California. Needless to say, I felt embarrassed. Next, he asked me to help scam people for money, so obviously I added him to ignore. I have a picture of it above. :)
It was well over 11 when I finally got to bed, and it's 3AM when I'm writing this, as I got up early to do my homework. I've just realized that the math homework is optional, and I think I'll just skip the LA. :P I hate school! :)
I hope you have time to visit the blog of a beleaguered slacker addicted to RS again soon! Please leave comments. :mad:
Note: However "female" I may sound, to the first time reader I am, in fact, a boy (of 13). Read my About Me page. :P
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Although I know of nobody who has read this outside of my immediate family (yes, Redalert is my brother ), I don't think anybody will ever comment if I just use this blog to rant, as I have been doing. While it's tempting to complain and complain and hope somebody sees this so I can share my annoyance, it's not smart, and thus I will refrain from posting long complaints about my life henceforth (with the occasional lapse :mad: ).
Today saw a huge lapse of sleep. Unable to make myself do homework the night before, I forced myself out of bed at 3AM to struggle upstairs to finish my two reports and math homework. Due to my drained condition, it took me three hours to finish it, and I crawled into my bed only half an hour before "the point of no return", 7AM, when I must dress to make the bus on time.
Rushing upstairs to greet the new update I magically knew was coming, I grabbed a sheet of manilla paper and scribbled down every single new TT item that had been released, narrowly making the bus in the process. I spent a pleasurable time talking about the new Third Age armor to my little brother, Redalert, and my friend who also plays Runescape on the bus. I did not have nearly as good a day in general; suffice to say that I was reduced to tears by lunch and was in grave danger of losing some semi-friends by the time dismissal was called. :P
Did I say I wasn't going to complain? Ah yes.
When I got home, my brother and I began talking, and my entire RuneScape plan for the next nine days changed. Pest Control, I realized, was no longer an option; to get 700,000 combat experience in ten days would call for nothing less than 1,750 Experiments-killings.
The things I do for a Quest Cape!
175,000 damage is actually nothing undoable if I stay up late doing homework and RS at irresponsible hours. I got about 75 Experiment-killings in before my paper route; when I came back, I made myself get 66 Defense before starting homework. Of course, I had to put my homework off by reading childish comic books! :mad:
Now it's 9:39, nine minutes after my bedtime, and an hour and nine minutes after my mom said I should go to bed. I feel bad for her, but I can't let this report be late. My report card is unlikable enough as it is (I assume), so I might as well finish as many assignments as possible. See you tomorrow! :) And remember to comment! :) ;)
Welcome to my first blog post! I finally made it to doing this, so I guess I should get started.
I'm a Christian. Okay, you can laugh, you can flame me, you can insult my religion (and I hope you get a warn for it :P ), but the fact remains, and no amount of logical of illogical arguing is going to change my mind (Heaven knows I've heard enough of the second :P ).
Oh, and I use too many parenthesis, so please forgive me. :P
My brother and mine's friend, Adam, who's 10, slept over last night I'm 13 and male, in case you didn't read my About Me page. (I suggest you read it if you want to finish this entry. :P ) They woke me up at 8 to play Runescape, so he [Adam] could get a free bullseye lantern. He's level 59, which isn't that bad, I suppose, since he's not one of those noobs who are that high and only train combat. We had a bit of fun watching my Legend's Quest video (I did it the night before, finishing it a little after 11 pm), and then we went to church. He goes to a different one.
A guy at church gives me a "special" Sunday School class, since I hate the curriculum this year (I'm Protestant, not Catholic, but I really don't think it matters much, so don't take offense), and I went to it for about an hour. It was pretty cool, just a lesson about The Chronicles of Narnia and its biblical symbolism, which is quite fun, considering that I love to read. We had a sermon about how Joesph (Jesus' father on earth) was very brave to marry Mary (Jesus' Mother) at all, since he didn't know at first that she wasn't a prostitute. It was okay, but I hadn't had enough sleep that night, so I fell asleep a very few minutes before it was over (it was about 35-40 minutes long), and woke up just in time for the monthly thingy where you have to dip bread in grape juice and eat it, because of it's symbolism to Jesus' body and blood (I forget the name).
I went home and played a bit of RS, winning nineteen pest control games and having a failed house party, and did a bit of Sal's. No levels, unfortunately :P . Of course, I still haven't done my LA report for tomorrow... :P It's half-past eight, I've got to get to it. See you tomorrow!