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Status Updates posted by Ranryu

  1. I know I said I’d wait until the end of the summer, but I’ve changed my mind. 
    This week, I’ve stayed off the shard to focus myself on FSY and being reverent. And I’ve noticed… I don’t really miss the shard. I love all of y’all… but you don’t really need me. Nothing on here really makes me happy like I thought it would. 
    Everybody, thanks for being such a good group and having my back when I needed it. Goodbye.

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    2. Slowswift


      Did you know that the word "goodbye" is a shortening of the phrase "God be with ye"?

      Goodbye! We'll miss you.

    3. Morningtide


      Goodbye!! Good job for making a decision that makes you happy! We'll miss you!!

    4. The Storming Stormfather

      The Storming Stormfather

      So long! Good luck out there!

  2. My brain just involuntarily wrote a generic latin pop song and the plot to a romcom. At the same time. whyyyyyyyy (actually I love latin pop I just don't understand why)

    In other words, I'll be gone for the next week. Yay!

  3. Today a friend told me he can't talk to cute girls because he's too nervous. 

    To all you guys out there: um... it doesn't matter what the context is- don't say that.

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    2. Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      Thaidakar the Ghostblood


      That makes sense.

      I'll start saying it to girls I don't like.

    3. The Isochronism

      The Isochronism

      I only hit girls with that when I say something that makes so sense, then I just say "clearly I don't know how to talk to beautiful girls." It's actually a professional strategy when you do it like that.

    4. The Isochronism

      The Isochronism

      As a bonus, then they don't even remember that you just said something that makes no sense!

  4. Summer math class, here I come!


    I wanted to do summer english too, but I'll be out of town too much to complete more than one class... :(

    And I hate English as a class so I don't want to do it any more than I have to.


  5. Why does it feel like it could be a lie

    Why does it feel like I could pass her on the street and she'd explain how it was all a misunderstanding 

    Why does it still hurt when it doesn't feel real

    Why doesn't anything make sense

    After this summer, I'll be leaving the shard indefinitely. 

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    2. Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      I understand. That's the almost the exact same reason I left MC roleplaying. I get it. 

      It's good to do something for your mental health. It's a big step, especially when the thing itself isn't actually bad, and the people are awesome. 

      I'm sad to see you go (even if it's at the end of the summer and not now), but I understand completely. 

    3. The Wandering Wizard

      The Wandering Wizard

      Makes a lot of sense 

      I'll probably step back more after my mission. Because I'll need to.

    4. The Aspiring Archivist
  6. By golly, I do believe this trombone player has fainted. Do you see flute players fainting like this? No.

    648693c674361_Screenshot2023-06-1110_40_28PM.png.4bf93289ab36b22b964a7abace2bab0d.png I love how his band mates just keep playing. That's real professionalism there. 

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    2. Szeth_Pancakes
    3. Shadowed


      flute player here, i did *almost* faint while i was on this workshop day thingy, because we were playing this really weird contemporary piece where i had to make windy/rainy sounds on the flute. i rolled out my headjoint really really far, so i wasn’t making a sound, and proceeded to play continuous high C’s for about fifteen minutes. 

      flute players in bands never ever faint though. think of the damage to the keywork if you fell on top of it! *flautist cringing*

    4. The Bookwyrm

      The Bookwyrm

      Hehe, I'm a Drum Major now.

      If I faint, everyone sees me.

  7. It's here. Tell me if there seems to be any important information missing.

  8. Would anyone be interested in a roleplay that includes that magic system I was test running earlier?

    There would be other plot elements, of course, but I'm open to suggestions.

    It would definitely be more chaotic, although not as chaotic as the clinic.

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    2. Ranryu


      I'll post the thread tomorrow. Gotta smooth down the last few worldbuilding things.

    3. Lotus Blossom

      Lotus Blossom


      lemme know when it's posted <33

    4. That1Cellist


      I’d like to join please, I think.

  9. So, I guess I've been misusing a few slang words or something?

    If you've had any weird (as in the confusing weird not the fun weird) interactions with me, that's probably why. Sorry? 

    On another note, if I haven't said it before, Jukebox the Ghost is a great band. Go listen to their stuff. (Go, Piano!)

  10. I tried... drawing things. Characters from one of my favorite anime, Yugioh Arc-V. I'm not super good at poses and angles yet, so bear with me. :lol: 



    The third one isn't as good as the first two... I think I messed up the face somehow.

    1. Kajsa


      Those look awesome, Ranryu!!! I could never do anime… it’s a different animal :P so props to you!!!

    2. Ranryu


      Thanks! Even though I’m not the biggest fan of anime itself, I love love love the manga art style. Hopefully, one day I’ll be as good as drawing as you are.

  11. Alright guys. I have a mission for you.

    First, go watch Tron: Uprising. Yes, it's on Disney Plus among other places. No, they never completed the series. (It's only like a five hour commitment- they didn't make very many episodes.)

    Second, go listen to Muse's album, Simulation Theory.

    Finally, agree with me that someone needs to finish this wonderful series and Muse should do the music.

    1. The Wandering Wizard
    2. Ranryu


      It’s always been on there.

  12. Just watched the new spider man movie. For once, a movie has exceeded the hype. I can now die happy.



    Well, happy once the next one comes out.


  13. Hey guys! I'm testing out a magic system I've been designing, and I need your help!

    Use a random number generator to generate seven different numbers, from 1 to 49. Depending on what numbers you have, you get different powers. 

    (The system is supposed to use a deck of cards, but I couldn't easily find a customizable online card site...)

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    2. Cash67


      I like this very much. Shapeshifting would NOT help with spy cause my PeRSonaLItY is pretty loud…. But I looove water of truth

    3. Cash67


      Also I do want the list of powers if you’re willing to share. I love figuring out optimized combos and things like that. 

    4. Ranryu



      Also I do want the list of powers if you’re willing to share. I love figuring out optimized combos and things like that

      Lol sorry, but I’m actually still smoothing out the list. Some of the skills seem a little OP or irrelevant. Give me a few days to iron out the little details, and then I’ll post it in another SU.

  14.  Hey! I figured out how the link thingy works! That's fun.

  15. Finally, at long last, girls camp is over. (Thanks for the 48 notifs, guys ;)

    I don't want to be a downer, so I'll spare you why I hated camp so much. Let's just say that I will not be going again, even under threat of death (or at least getting my books and phone taken away). 

    A bit of happy news- my cornflowers are blooming! This year I've bred some really cool hybrids that are light blue and white with pinkish middles and special extra-petal mutations. I also have red and black ones! (hoping the bunnies don't eat those :lol:) I'll post some pics later.

    1. The Aspiring Archivist

      The Aspiring Archivist

      I'm sorry that it ended up being a bad experience. If you ever want to rant about it, I'm always available to talk to.

      Flowers are nice!

    2. Kajsa



      Aw, I’m really sorry that girl’s camp was rough. If you ever want to talk about it I’ll be here :) 

    3. InfiniteInsanity


      I'm sorry you didn't have fun at girls camp. I will just say that next year will be just with our wards and for the rest of your girls camp days you will be a YCL so if you do decide to come again you get to have input into what happens and can help make changes.

      But flowers!!!!! I want to see!!!! I'm excited for your pictures!!!

  16. I’m rewatching those old DC kiddie cartoons. This is what happens when I have important things to do but I’m waiting for my banana bread to bake. 

    1. Medium


      oooo banana bread

      can i have some???

    2. Ranryu


      no. my banana bread. I eat it 


      Except for the loaf I’m giving to my neighbors. If you wanna ask them for it, go right ahead :P


    3. Medium


      ight bet where they at

  17. Have you ever had a dream that was so incredibly awesome you just wanted to write it down and turn it into a story? But then you don't because you know it wouldn't work out? And then you spend the rest of the day in a daze because you can't stop thinking about it?

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    2. The Bookwyrm

      The Bookwyrm

      I had a dream last night. I remember remembering having it, but I don't remember it.

    3. Potato's Wit

      Potato's Wit

      ^Yes. That so much.

    4. Just_a_Fan


      yep. today is one of those days... 

  18. Well, school's out. 

    My band posted the music they'll be playing next year. Without me. It looks pretty awesome. One of the songs is an arrangement of The Sound of Silence, one of my favorite songs of all time. I'm really disappointed that I don't ever get to play with them again. :(

    1. shortcake


      Awh, Ranryu, We're gonna miss you at school (even though I'm not in band-), and even though I don't want you to leave us, I'm sure you're gonna have so much fun at this new school. :D I hope you make tons of friends (just none that are cooler than us /hj)! You're gonna do great <3

      As for The Sound of Silence piece... I LOVE that song!! Simon and Garfunkel are one of my favorite oldies groups to listen to, and I actually have one of their CDs with that song on it (I'll even let you borrow it, if you'd like! :D). I listen to it practically every single day lol

      You got this, Ranryu! <3

  19. Guyyyyyysssss. Guess who I’m sitting next to right now. Here’s a little message from her:

    “I miss you all like birds like watching explosions! If they liked watching explosions cuz I have no idea! Stay away from red toothbrushes. They will, if they get the chance, turn you into a communist ninja with leaves for hands and, as we all know, that’s not fun! Anyway hi! :D

    thank you and goodnight!

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    2. Ranryu
    3. The Bookwyrm

      The Bookwyrm



      How much was I discussed?


      I get very interested when I realize I might have been talked about while I wasn't there.


      Then again I think so does everybody.



    4. The Aspiring Archivist

      The Aspiring Archivist

      Yeah, I always want to know what people say. That may have to do with the nagging fear that everyone is just pretending to like me to be nice, though

  20. Guys help I finished my biology final in 20 minutes what am I going to do with the rest of my time

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    2. Ranryu


      giraffe forced to switch to decaf. And not happy about it.

    3. Exotic Almond
    4. Cash67


      Draw a map of a cat for extra credit

  21. After finals next week, I will never return to this school. 

    It kinda feels weird. I came in knowing that I'd only have a year here, but I guess it didn't really sink in until recently. The school I'm at right now is pretty old. It has years of history, tradition, and culture.

    The next place I'm going to will be brand new. I will literally be in the first ever graduating class. I'm excited, but also a little anxious. With my year only being 26 people strong, it could either be really awesome or really terrible. Either way, it's not gonna be the normal experience. It's never the normal experience. 


    If I don't like it I'm gonna drop out and do homeschool again. I'm only going part time anyway. 

    Oh and also that poem I shared with y'all a while back got into my school's lit mag. I'm happy with the art they paired it with. 

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    2. Cash67


      I relate to this so much. I don’t think I stayed in a single school for more than 2 years in a row. Always change. What I’m trying to say is nervousness and anxiousness are normal, and everyone else in your next years class is probably feeling at least a little bit of the same. You got this!!

    3. Ranryu



      I relate to this so much. I don’t think I stayed in a single school for more than 2 years in a row.

      What?! Me too!!

    4. Cash67


      Discounting college of course but yeah I changed school environments every two years for the entire K-12

  22. Guys. 

    I keep finding more underrated early 2000's tv shows. The ones with ten year old boys as the target audience.

    Why are they so amazing. Especially the Canadian ones. Seriously, I have like five ten year old boy early 2000's cartoons from Canada that I absolutely love. 

    Is this what addiction feels like?

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    2. The Wandering Wizard

      The Wandering Wizard

      Yup! I heard that Lockwood and Co. was good and then it got canceled.

    3. shortcake



      Danny phantom

      I remember this..

    4. Exotic Almond

      Exotic Almond

      I remember Slugterra!

      I think I watched it through like twice when I was younger.

  23. Okay okay okay. Let's talk about peat bogs. If you don't know what the heck I'm talking about, then hold on tight. We're gonna go on a little ride.

    First of all, what is a peat bog? A peat bog is a type of wetland that accumulates peat (a buildup of partially decayed plant matter- often moss). Peat bogs are found in cool northern climates (a famous example is ireland). About 12,000 years ago, glaciers from the most recent ice age retreated, leaving poorly draining lakes behind. Over time, plant matter built up inside these lakes, becoming peat. Other names for peat bogs include mire, mosses, quagmire, and muskeg.


    Peat Bogs • Northumberland National Park

    Why are peat bogs important? Peat (dried peat) is a valuable form of fuel that has been harvested for thousands of years. Peat is also used as a soil additive. Beyond that, peat bogs play a vital role in the environment. Peat moss improves the soil's ability to absorb water, and peat holds more carbon than the combined forests of Britain, France and Germany. Plus, if you like animals, peat bogs provide shelter to some really cool endangered ones.


    Ancient bones in disturbed peat bogs are rotting away, alarming  archaeologists | Science | AAAS

    Another really interesting thing about peat bogs is that they are excellent at preserving deceased life forms. Hopefully some of you have heard of the famous "bog bodies" that are often found in peat bogs. Sometimes more than ten thousand years old, these bog bodies give us interesting insight on how things used to be.

    (Warning, mildly scary image below)


    Tollund Man This is the Tollund man, found in 1950. It is believed that he was sacrificed in some kind of fertility ritual about twenty five thousand years ago. His body is incredibly well preserved-- even his internal organs!

    Clearly, there's a lot more to learn about peat bogs. Go look them up, they're really cool!

    wait what did I just do

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    2. The Wandering Wizard

      The Wandering Wizard

      That is acceptable, I can be TRIBTUE! to an ice cream truck instead :D

    3. Edema Rue

      Edema Rue

      Okay!! If you're absolutely sure that's what you want!!:lol:

    4. Exotic Almond

      Exotic Almond


  24. The bad photo editing is part of the artistry. 


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    2. Exotic Almond

      Exotic Almond

      Supposed to be awespren. Didn't show up.

    3. Kajsa


      This deserves so much rep

    4. Thaidakar the Ghostblood
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