...so, this may be a dumb and arbitrary thing for me to remember, but as I was laying in bed last night, just about to fall asleep, it occurred to me that today would be March 9th. Why is this date significant, you ask? Well, you wouldn't know, because it's only important to me, but today marks 11 years to the day since I caught my very first shiny pokemon, which was a Swinub in the ice path. Unfortunately, my silver version's internal battery finally died a few months ago, so that pokemon, along with my other two, are gone forever. I did go and catch another swinub on my Soul Silver version today though, (a regular one, of course), to be a sort of spiritual replacement to my shiny one. I named it Silver, since not only was that the version I caught the original on, but also because a shiny one now days is silver. I caught another too, and named it Winupi, because I've got this new naming habit of picking a syllable from the first stage pokemon, and the first few letters of the evolved form, so (s)winu(b)pi(loswine). But I'll probably use Silver more.
I plan to make a plushie tonight of a blue Swinub, since that's what color a shiny one was back then. I'll post pics and the pattern too when I'm done.
On another note, I watched the entire series of Flint the Time Detective recently, since I never got to see all of it back in the day. I actually remembered a lot more episodes than I thought. Artie was always my favorite back in the day, although now I think it's got to be either Talen or Mosbee. I've even started making plushies of some of the time shifters (which was what the adorable monster critters were called), and I'm making Dipper right now. He looks like some kind of watering can elephant thing with wing ears, and I think he's actually turning out really good!
In other news, I finally got started on that pixel character blanket I said I was going to make a while back, although it's just a few squares right now. I'm going to make a few blank squares before I start cross stitching anyone. But I did get started, and that counts for something. I might post pictures of each character square as I finish them, but I haven't done the first one yet, although I think I know who it will be.
Anyway, I guess that is all for now.