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Log Date 6 15 17
It’s finally the weekend, which means serious fishing time. The Pokémon here are too smart for my fish traps so I’m doing it the old-fashioned way… With some minor upgrades, that is. All my training has led up to this. My Super Ultra Mega Rods are completely and utterly inescapable. The line is invisible. The hook is imperceptible. The rod is indestructible, and I am indomitable.
The fishing experience is really made by having time alone with your thoughts, so I thought I’d live blog it today and keep a record of what goes on in my head when it’s quiet and I have no one else to talk to but myself. My melodious voice will lure in every last fish in the river. I’ll have enough for a fish fry by noon!
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Okay, so I just got to the dock. Got my rods, got my tackle and the bait. It was actually a lot to carry. Maybe that’s why I always see people walking around with tons of Pokémon all the time. Make them do the work, amiright? Actually,
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Log Date 6 7 17
Day two of my fishing escapade, and boy was it a doozy. Let me spin you a manly yarn recounting my trials with the little water beastie. I dragged my butt out of bed at the crack of dawn (har har) to check my fish traps. To my dismay, I found my first contraption completely mangled! Beaten to a pulp! Well, no big deal, right? They’re easy enough to make, I can replace it in no time flat. What I’m more concerned about is what the heck happened here. Did the fish get caught inside and cause such a fuss it managed to break the frame? Did another Pokemon help free it? Or did some watersucker with a vengeance come by and destroy it for giggles?
Lucky for me, there was one way to find out! This was the exact reason I set up my underwater cams. The truth would soon be revealed… OR SO I THOUGHT. When I reached into the water to retrieve my device, I discovered it was gone! Those fish are messing with the wrong nerd. Now it’s personal. Now it’s WAR.
I headed to my
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Log Date 6 4 17
The annual Fishing Contest was announced on the town bulletin board. It’s freshwater, which is perfect ‘cause I ain’t got a boat. Whoever catches the biggest watersucker will be given the title of Pro Angler and a nice chunk of cash. Yeah, I’m in it for the money, but I think it’ll be nice to relive my childhood fishing in the river during summer break. It’s been a while since I went out and listened to the frogs sing and watched the fireflies. Too bad it’s so hot and humid out here, or I might be tempted to leave my bunker more often.
Apparently there’s also a Cover Fossil in it for the first place winner. I heard there’s a fossil resurrection lab on one of the neighboring islands, so that might be cool I guess. Turtles are chill bros. I wouldn’t mind having a chill turtle roommate.
Back in the day I would make fish traps out of parts from the junkyard. I also found an old rod one time that I was able to fix up real nice. I u
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Here it is, the culmination of my best animation work over the past year!
It’s finally the weekend, which means serious fishing time. The Pokémon here are too smart for my fish traps so I’m doing it the old-fashioned way… With some minor upgrades, that is. All my training has led up to this. My Super Ultra Mega Rods are completely and utterly inescapable. The line is invisible. The hook is imperceptible. The rod is indestructible, and I am indomitable.

The fishing experience is really made by having time alone with your thoughts, so I thought I’d live blog it today and keep a record of what goes on in my head when it’s quiet and I have no one else to talk to but myself. My melodious voice will lure in every last fish in the river. I’ll have enough for a fish fry by noon!
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Okay, so I just got to the dock. Got my rods, got my tackle and the bait. It was actually a lot to carry. Maybe that’s why I always see people walking around with tons of Pokémon all the time. Make them do the work, amiright? Actually, I should look into catching one from the mines for the shop. You can get them as business assistants, and that would be really handy. Especially in times like this! Man, I wish I could’ve brought my car to these islands. It would help even if I had a little wagon or something. My noodle arms weren’t meant for this. Everyone just rides Pokémon around here though. Not surprising considering what I just mentioned earlier.

I think this’ll be a good spot. There’s plenty of shade for the fish to hide in from the sun, but it’s also clear enough that my lines shouldn’t get caught on anything in the water. Lemme just set them up here… Prop this one up like this, and this one over there… Bingo! That’s all there is to it! Those fish aren’t going anywhere once they bite, so I’ll have plenty of time to hop over and help reel it in if I do get a bite on one of these spares. In fact, they’ll probably be able to reel stuff in on their own with the little motor I installed, but I’m here as a backup in case of any system failures.

Guess I’m ready to cast out my own line now. Gonna set this down quick – there. Just gotta wait now.

Those fishies better be hungry, cause I got a lotta bait here. I was out diggin’ worms all night. I need to catch as many as I can before this dumb contest is over if I want a chance to win. I saw that snobby British dude lugging around a Seaking that had to have weighed more than I do… If he wins this whole shebang, I’m gonna wrangle him for the deets on what slimy water hole he caught that monster out o-OOH! Ohhhhh I got a nibble!

Ok, time to reel this bad boy in! That’s it, come on, come to mama---YES! Awh, lookit’ you, yer a big fella, aint’cha? A Basculin! Man, I used to catch little fishies like you all the time back home! Now be a good girl and get in the bucket. Atta girl. Tell all your friends, why don’tcha? There’s plenty of room for all of ‘em! This river’s gonna be empty by the time I’m through here, heheh!
Log Date 6 15 17
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One last hurrah for the fishing contest, Mel caught a hefty Basculin!

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Guess who's all grown up! Saoirse is a mighty sea mount now, and although she can brave the raging waters of the ocean, drifting along lazily is fun too~ Chase fished up a nice Goldeen!
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Day two of my fishing escapade, and boy was it a doozy. Let me spin you a manly yarn recounting my trials with the little water beastie. I dragged my butt out of bed at the crack of dawn (har har) to check my fish traps. To my dismay, I found my first contraption completely mangled! Beaten to a pulp! Well, no big deal, right? They’re easy enough to make, I can replace it in no time flat. What I’m more concerned about is what the heck happened here. Did the fish get caught inside and cause such a fuss it managed to break the frame? Did another Pokemon help free it? Or did some watersucker with a vengeance come by and destroy it for giggles?

Lucky for me, there was one way to find out! This was the exact reason I set up my underwater cams. The truth would soon be revealed… OR SO I THOUGHT. When I reached into the water to retrieve my device, I discovered it was gone! Those fish are messing with the wrong nerd. Now it’s personal. Now it’s WAR.

I headed to my other traps and found they were all still intact, as were my other cameras. Upon reviewing the footage, I found my first clue. At 5:13 am, there was movement by the Pinap berry bait. The Pokemon clearly knew it was a trap. The little bugger swam around that whole thing except the entrance. It was clearly trying to find a way to get the bait, but it knew better than to go into the trap.

The second clue came shortly after when a telltale flash appeared on my camera feed, followed by a blur of movement in the water. Whatever broke my trap had my camera, too! They must be mutating. Is there a nuclear waste spill around here? What’s this fish’s deal? Mark my words, I’m going to catch that hooligan it if it’s the last thing I do!

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I tracked the river downward to the most plausible location that fish fry could have gone. I was prepared to search until dark if that’s how long it took, but luckily I found it right where I thought it would be. And if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed it. That thief had gathered up all its buds, and they were playing with my camera in the shallows! Passing it between them like a hot potato and snapping selfies! The nerve of some Pokemon!

In the heat of the moment, I forgot all about my plan. I jumped straight into the water and grabbed my camera while they scattered in fear. But that slippery little thief wasn’t letting go without a fight. It charged me again and again, using all of its power to jump clear out of the water and slap me with its fins! I didn’t know if it was trying to get my camera back, or if it was just bent on revenge.

I quickly retreated to dry land, thinking I would be safe. Oh, how wrong I was. The Whiscash followed me! Jumped straight onto my head! That was its biggest mistake, though. This is my realm! You have no power here! That fish fell straight into my bucket, and I carried it writhing and thrashing all the way home.

This will make a great story to tell in the future – the time I caught a fish completely hands-free. Who knew I was such an advanced fisherman? Anyway, I think I’ll go grab my other cameras before the fish get wiser. Tomorrow it’s back to good ol’ hook, rod, and sinker.
Log Date 6 7 17
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Mel's at it again, and this time caught a whopping Whiscash in what may be the strangest fishing tale ever told!

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The annual Fishing Contest was announced on the town bulletin board. It’s freshwater, which is perfect ‘cause I ain’t got a boat. Whoever catches the biggest watersucker will be given the title of Pro Angler and a nice chunk of cash. Yeah, I’m in it for the money, but I think it’ll be nice to relive my childhood fishing in the river during summer break. It’s been a while since I went out and listened to the frogs sing and watched the fireflies. Too bad it’s so hot and humid out here, or I might be tempted to leave my bunker more often.

Apparently there’s also a Cover Fossil in it for the first place winner. I heard there’s a fossil resurrection lab on one of the neighboring islands, so that might be cool I guess. Turtles are chill bros. I wouldn’t mind having a chill turtle roommate.

Back in the day I would make fish traps out of parts from the junkyard. I also found an old rod one time that I was able to fix up real nice. I usually let them go after I caught them, but sometimes I tried to keep them in little bowls and take ‘em home. Dad always said no ‘cause we couldn’t afford Pokemon food. I guess all the local Pokemon were afraid of me cause I was always trying to trap ‘em, heh. They knew better than to come up to me. Not like I had anything to offer them.

Perfecting my old fishing tech, I have devised a series of mechanisms that will give me maximum fish efficiency. I’ve researched all the rivers in Raccolto and set up fish traps downstream in the fastest waters. Meanwhile, I’ve been tinkering with a few rods I picked up from the local bait shop. I reinforced the poles so they’ll bend and never break, even if I catch a hundred pounder out there. I fixed up the reel too with a little motor to pull ‘em in nice and easy at whatever speed I set it to. Lastly, I’ve set up an experiment to figure out which bait works best by placing different flavors near the traps. My underwater camera will show me which fish are eating which bait.

I checked the traps a few hours after I put them out, but they were all empty. Guess it’ll take a while before the fishies get around to ‘em. So I went out with my rod after the sun started setting and found a good spot where the fish should be biting. That’s where I’m sitting now. It’s just like I remembered it. I felt like a kid again, except this time I’m in it to win it. Those Magikarp won’t know what hit ‘em!

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And speak of the devil! I caught a Magikarp not long after I sat out! He didn’t stand a chance against my Super Ultra Hyper Rod. Poor thing looked pretty irritated. Put up quite a fight, flipping and flopping in the water. I think he alerted his friends before I reeled him in, so I should try somewhere else tomorrow. For now, this slimy bro is safe in my tank until I get him over to the judging booth. It felt pretty heavy to me, but I know there’s bigger fish out there. Here’s hoping I have a good haul tomorrow.
Log Date 6 4 17
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Mel logs their experience preparing for the fishing contest and catches a Magikarp!

Fishing was something of a casual hobby for Mel as a kiddo with nothing to do on summer break, so they're pretty invested in this. Of course, they'll be using all sorts of tech to try to get the upper hand against fish and fishermen alike. 

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Once upon a time, a little girl picked up a crayon and drew a blob.

Now she draws blobs day in and day out with a fancy Wacom tablet.
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So, I didn't get the internship at the Art Museum. But something fishy is going on - they've extended the deadline for applications until March 13th. Clearly this means they haven't found exactly what they are looking for in an intern. I spoke to my professor who gave me a recommendation for this position, and she encouraged me to reapply. 

One of my issues with my application was that I wasn't aware I needed to bring my portfolio to the interview. I had to run home and grab things haphazardly to show her. As a result of being so unprepared, I wasn't able to show all of my best, most pertinent work. Reapplying would give me the chance to show them the best of me. It would also show how proactive and dedicated I am. That's a tactic that works for some people - if you want a position bad enough, keep bothering them about it until they give you a chance.

It's not even that I want this particular internship that badly. I just want something. I don't want to get to my final semester and have nothing to show on my resume for work experience and look like a total loser. And I feel like I'm running out of time. I just have one more year left.

This brings me to my other issue. I've missed a lot of opportunities to apply for internships because of my stressful course load. My university recommends you only take 2 advanced studio courses at a time, 3 max, but I'm currently in 4, plus an advanced honors class. That's just how it worked out because I switched majors my first year. Most of the classes I took were electives, so they still count for my new major, but now I've run out of electives to take. All that's left is my advanced studio classes. And taking them all at once rather than spreading them out with electives mixed in is NOT a good idea.

I'm not able to put forth my best effort in any of my classes because of how much work I have to do. I'm not getting the most out of my education with all the stress I'm under. Not to mention my health is quickly deteriorating. Clearly I can't do this again for two more semesters. So my professor recommended that I slow down, spread out my classes and take another semester or two instead of trying to cram it all in.

I know my parents won't like this idea because my scholarships will run out after my 4th year and I'll be paying full price for my classes. But I think this sounds like the best thing I could do. Putting off my graduation would give me more time to work on things like building a great portfolio and applying for things. These are things I absolutely need to be doing that I am currently unable to do. Plus, I'm only 20, it's not like I'm in a big hurry to graduate. Taking an extra year would put me at the same age as the rest of my peers.

I'll be speaking with my parents and academic adviser about these issues. Spring break is coming up and I was looking forward to having time to breathe, but now it sounds like I'll be doing a lot of work. I have plenty of class projects to work on, a portfolio to build, and my reapplication at the art museum. I'll also be working 9-6:30 at my part time job for several days during the break. I'll be getting 3 full days off, which will probably be focused mostly on tackling those projects. So yeah, not much of a break.

I think I've talked enough so I'll end this here. Good luck to whatever hardships you guys are going through too.

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BananaTaco Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaaaaaa Coffee ;;7;; Is it okay for me to draw Chase again for a party on a swan boat (the tunnel of love, but more of a platonic party boat with many people!) 
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Captain-Coffee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Student General Artist
Yeah of course!! *throws at you Chase at the speed of light*
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BananaTaco Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//CATCHES BUT AT WHAT COST
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XanderOsborn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coffee. ;w; I am the dumb.
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Captain-Coffee Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Student General Artist
What happened exactly???
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XanderOsborn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My password just won't work for some reason. I can't figure out what happened. I never updated my email for TTT and now the email originally associated with it is gone. 
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Captain-Coffee Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Student General Artist
omg are you sure you can't access the old email??
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birdmir Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Student General Artist
I MISSED YOUR BIRTHDAY
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!
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Captain-Coffee Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Student General Artist
THANK YOU FRIEND
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VanguardAngel Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Student General Artist
OHMYGOD I just noticed it was your birthday! Happy birthday hon! :glomp:
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