*plays mystic messenger* OMG ZEN IS MY BABY. NO WAIT ACTUALLY ITS YOOSUNG. BUT LIKE 707 IS PERFECT, LOVE OF MY LIFE. ALSO JUMIN IS DADDY.
me (a.k.a the gayest):
*plays mystic messenger* *i blush, tears forming in my eyes, as i get down on one knee, opening up a small black box* jaehee kang. will you be my gal pal for the rest of our lives?
As a campaign for Albert’s route release in 100DP, Cybird released pictures with all the suitors wearing glasses.
Nico and Albert went to each suitor, asking them to wear the glasses. They did this in order to decide who is the best looking megane man. In the end, Nico and Albert both agree that King Byron is the best (but they are biased, we all know that
Who do you think is the best Megane Suitor?
I vote for Byron (of course, well, I’m biased too
(*▼◡`* ) (⁄ ⁄>⁄ ▽ ⁄<⁄) ).
I used a picture with Albert from the preview of his route (that background must be from Stein).
You probably noticed that Leo isn’t wearing his usual glasses, that is because he borrowed Alyn’s glasses (Alyn wears those in his route in 100DP, he also appeared with them in one event “Magic of Love”). And apparently, Alyn is wearing Leo’s glasses :D
Though a few people have already guessed this, I’m pleased to announce that I wrote Aurora James’ route in Gangsters in Love.
Get it, MC.
Anyway, on a more serious note, it was nerve-wracking to write another f/f route for Voltage. I worried near constantly and I’m sure I drove a few people crazy with it, but I really wanted to make sure Aurora’s route was as good as it could possibly be!
I’m so excited and relieved to know you all enjoyed her so much, and it was such an honor and a pleasure to write Chance Valentine and Aurora James as the first and last routes to be released for season one!
I know the overlap between “people who want to romance Chance” and “people who want to romance Aurora” might not be very large, but if you enjoyed Aurora at all I really recommend you also give Chance a chance! (No, I’ll never stop making that joke.) There are a lot of intentional parallels between the routes, and I really did view them as “bookends” for season one.
Likewise if you loved Chance, you should definitely play Aurora’s route– she comes on strong, but she’s actually very sweet, sincere, and secretly, just a little nerdy. She’ll treat you right– you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to her.
As always, Thanks Voltage for this incredible opportunity!
It’s just a little over two months until I finally take on my first 100 mile ultra along the Thames from Richmond to Oxford. That’s right, I can almost smell the start line.
As we get closer, I’ve been taking my longer training runs up the river to see what we’re in for once we get beyond the half way mark. I’m a big believer in knowing my enemy just enough to let the subconscious be cool next time we get there. “It’s ok body, we’ve run this before. We cool.”
However, that also means I’ve spent a fair amount of time staring at the Centurion Thames Path 100 route map in Google Maps. It’s not until you zoom out a bit, that you realise just how far this run is.
Even as a scrunched up wiggle worm of a route it’s almost a third of the span of England down in these southern parts. And that kind of visual reference definitely makes you sit up and respect the distance. With that in mind…
How’s the training going?
I’ve been consistent from the turn of the year, and although a cold blew 5 days out of my schedule last week, I am feeling positive.
I’ve put in two 3-hour plus runs on the paths we’ll be treading on race day which always builds confidence and I’ve been working hard in the gym with my strength improving steadily.
My main concern is that I’m not dropping body fat and I haven’t added a huge amount of lean muscle.
I’ll be first to admit this is 100% down to diet. I’ve not found the Marathon des Sables levels of monk-like discipline needed to make that happen. At least not yet. With 69 days to go I really need to up my game on that front. I really want to get to that start line feeling like I felt on the first day in the Sahara, nervous but bullet proof.
What’s the race plan?
I’ve not created a detailed plan yet but I do have a target time in mind. I want to finish this inside 24 hours, 1,440 minutes in total. If I allow for two 30 minute, and three 10 minute aid station stops, that leaves me 1,340 minutes of running to get the job done.
That equates to an average pace of around 13.25 min/miles.
We set off at 10am. According to Google the sun will set at 8:21pm on the 29 April. So we have 10.5 hours of daylight running. It’ll pop back up again at 5:35am the following morning, after 9 hours of darkness. Another quick Google tells me the moon will be at a very skinny 13% visibility so we’ll have little natural light.
I have run through the night before at last year’s Lavaredo but we ran that bit first. This will be a different beast as the darkness descends around 50 miles and halfway into the race. That’s going to be a lumpy moment for sure.
Fuelling right is vital. It doesn’t matter how hard you train, if you get your energy and hydration strategy wrong it’ll wreck your race. I’ve got plenty of experience of that. It was almost certainly one of the things that brought me down in the Dolomites. It cost me an hour or so on the long day of the Marathon des Sables, and in both of the 100km ultras I’ve done, I’ve bonked.
Bonking in this one is not an option. For the next 60 days I’ll be fine tuning my fuel. And it’ll soon be time to get the vacuum sealer out again to start bundling up my race packs.
Between now and race day
I’ve got a few ‘races’ lined up. Next weekend I’m heading on my first race assignment for Runner’s World UK up at the Harewood House Half Marathon just outside of Leeds.
After that I’ve got the Richmond Half Marathon on 19 March, followed by the Brighton Marathon on the 9 April. So there’ll be some more bling to hang on the spare room door soon.
My apologies for the quality of of the first few images (I had to combine them to have room for everything…although I guess I could try playing around with my method).
Anyway, in addition to Katara kind of being a Book 1 Zuko in “The Southern Raiders,” the episode itself plays out like the “Avatar state” in regards to its main plotline concerning Aang and Katara. Furthermore, we get some neat Aang/Katara interactions which end up mirroring each other.
Both episodes start out with someone offering a means to an end. General Fong offers to help Aang figure out how to get into the Avatar state, and Zuko tells Katara that he can help her find the man who killed her mother.
In “The Avatar State,” Katara tries to dissuade Aang from listening to Fong. In “The Southern Raiders,” Aang tries to keep Katara from following through with her plan to confront Yon Rha. In both cases, neither Aang nor Katara think the other understands why they have to go through with their actions.
Both see the other still plans to go through with their plans, but Katara and Aang react differently. Katara simply tells Aang that she won’t watch Aang go through with Fong’s plans because she doesn’t want to see Aang suffer any longer. Likewise, Aang sees that Katara still plans on going through her plan and says that she need to do this for herself if for no other reason than to find a sense of closure.
In the end, both Katara and Aang are consumed by rage in one way or another. Aang through his anger induced Avatar State and Katara through her rage of meeting her mother’s killer. Roku gets Aang out of the Avatar State, and Katara finds that she can’t kill Yon Rha and she doesn’t know exactly why–or, at least, not yet.
In TAS, Aang apologizes to Katara for not listening to her. In TSR, he assures Katara that she did the right thing. With TSR, we get the added benefit of Katara forgiving Zuko.
Hello! Sorry, it’s been quite a while since our last full progress report, huh? Development has been a bit slow lately due to new semester at school/work. Regardless, we did get some stuff, so here is the full list of progress so far (also includes recap from previous updates just in case you missed those)!
Ellis’s route outline: 100%
Nicholl’s route: 100%
Mer’s route: 100%
Snow’s route: 100%
Zel’s route: 100%
We’ll be posting some short excerpts of the script as previews soon, so stay tuned!
General route: 80%
Charming, Snow, Mer, Zel: 100%
Just in case you missed it, this is the newest prince, Ellis!
Mer’s route: 60%
Nicholl’s route: 100%
Snow’s route: 100%
Zel’s route: 90%
Here’s a sketch of a CG from Mer’s route:
Snow’s route: 50%
Mer’s route: 75%
Zel’s route: 65%
Nicholl’s route: 35%
Here are some previews of a finished and a WIP chibi CG from Mer’s route!