plaidasaurus  asked:

I'm sure it'll take off before you know it. :) And another question for you: What's your advice for someone that wants to learn to play guitar?

Learning to play guitar… I’m thinking self-taught?

Start with learning a few chords, but then jump into learning a simple song or two, with chords that you know. That way learning becomes a little more interesting. You’d be surprised how many songs you can play after learning the first few chords. (C major, A major, G major, E major, and D major are some basic ones to start off with).

Switching between chords is one of the trickiest parts of playing guitar; you need to familiarize yourself not just with the finger placement for each chord, but how your fingers move in order to get from one chord to another.

You won’t be able to play a lot very quickly; your fingers need to build up not just strength, but the hardness at your fingertips. Make sure your guitar is tuned; when you take it into different temperatures, the strings will tighten and loosen and will get out of tune.

Is there anything else specific you’d like to know, or anything you’d like me to clarify? Does this give you a place to start, or should I say a bit more?

(Sorry, I’ve never tried giving tips on this before, so I’m not sure where to start exactly…)

Mom called...

Apparently she and the rest of the family are coming back from their vacation soon and want to stop at my house. Again.

They’ll be here on Saturday.

I’m glad she’s given me warning this time. It gives me a chance to breathe, get everything in order, and make this place really shine. I think we’ll have to work even harder in the next few days, if that’s alright. I don’t want anyone to overwork themselves though; take care of yourself first.

I might not be online on Saturday or Sunday, mostly because I want to make sure everything goes well and I don’t want to be distracted… something could go wrong with one of the machines, or the animals could pop by, or my wall could fall down again… I want to be able to react as quickly as I possibly can.

Maybe this time I can finally impress her!

OOC warning

*enters OOC mode*

My family has decided to go on vacation for the next few weeks. I know this is a very sudden announcement, and I can’t apologise enough, but this is very important to me, I’d like to spend the quality time with family I don’t get to see that often, and the break will be nice. I’m sorry that it doesn’t seem like I’ve been around that much lately, but once I get back I’ll be a lot more well-rested and bring many more ideas and energy to the table.

One of the ideas I’ve been thinking about is a weekly Friday night movie night.

On Once-ler’s end during the next few weeks, I’m thinking he’ll need a vacation after dealing with his family anyway, so imagine he’s off taking a break as well…

Thank you so much for your patience on this. You guys are fantastic and I don’t know where I’d be without you.

Mothers Day!

Well… yeah.

I seem to be doing a lot of traveling back and forth from the forest to Mom’s house lately. I don’t think I’ll be doing that again for a while.

It’s just so stifling here. And Mom doesn’t… she just doesn’t get it. One day I’ll be able to make her proud, but right now she just doesn’t…

I don’t know how to put it into words.

Anyway, I gotta go; I’m in charge of the cooking and cleaning, like usual, and my brothers tend to make a mess of things. Plus, the internet here is terrible. We live out in the middle of nowhere, after all.

I’ll see you in a few days when I’m finally back home? I miss talking to you all, and I’ll grab any chances I can to sneak a few minutes of internet. But they’ll probably be few and far between. We only have one computer in this place, after all, and Uncle Ubb needs it for work, and my brothers need it because they… want it, I guess.

See you soon! I’m sorry…

My family came over today

Well, I mean, they’re still here.

I guess they wanted a vacation, and my house was a stop on their way, so they decided to spend an afternoon and night here?

All I know is, I'm pretty tired… I may be online tonight, but I may just try and get some sleep… I’m not feeling up to much talking today.

I’m sorry for my sudden absence. I had kinda hoped to join in the party that asktheyoungentrepreneur was putting on, but I don’t think I will.

I’ll be back tomorrow. Hopefully. They should be gone by morning. They’d better be gone by morning…