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nicolelouise last won the day on December 19 2016

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  1. I was Team Shenkuu last year for my first AC, and I think that is where I will stay. It feels right. I started strong last year and then got completely blindsided by life. Here's hoping that this year I can do better.
  2. Hey, I didn't know this about this page at all. Thanks, deb. I was just talking about this very issue with someone else, will it be dippable, and now I'm wondering how long it might take them to activate it if it is going to be a dippable colour. EDIT: I took a closer look at that page. I thought it was a list of the colours that could be dipped at the faerie fountain, not the rainbow pool, which I already did know about the page for. Whoops!
  3. I kinda like this. I don't particularly like Lutaris, so this softer look works for me. And I happen to love pink and green together. A long time ago, when I was about 15, my favourite t-shirt was green with pink writing on it. I also like the outfit. I really like things that look like national costumes, and this has that appearance.
  4. You're right. I was just playing again for the heck of it and I wasn't sure if it was the fact that I'd tilted my laptop screen at a different angle or if it was just that I hadn't hit the space bar, but I looked at the candle flame and I was like, "Ye gods, it IS purple! Well, purple-ish." So, as you say, it builds up to purple. But I'm glad it helped, even if I didn't actually discover anything new in the end as it turns out, lol.
  5. I guess I was trying to point out that you don't have to wait for your ball to be stuck to use this move and you also don't have to wait for the candle to be purple. I'm quite literal-minded at times, so I was assuming that that tip ONLY worked for stuck balls, like the game somehow noticed when you had a stuck ball and gave you a purple candle flame as a way out. Maybe the rest of you worked out that you can use the space bar at any time. *shrugs*
  6. And I might have an addition to that game guide! Let me tell you what happened. I played and I played and I played and sometimes I was getting close to Chadley's score and sometimes I wasn't. And then my left hand, which was hovering over the space bar, accidentally twitched and I hit the space bar. And my ball changed direction. But there was a lot going on on the screen so I didn't think too much of it. Then, a bit later, it happened again. (I tell ya, those juddering spiders and fluttering korbats' wings had my nerves so on edge!) This time I noticed properly. So I tried hitting the space bar deliberately. No change in direction. So I thought, "Well, maybe you need some re-charge time or something," and I decided to leave it a little bit and try again soon. This time when I hit the space bar, the ball changed direction again. AND I noticed the flame on the candle turned from red to orange. So I monitored the flame on the candle. It would be orange for a while, during which time if I hit the space bar nothing happened, but if I left it alone for a bit until the candle flame turned red, then when I hit the space bar, the ball would change direction. So, you know how in the game guide it says that if you have a stuck ball, wait until the flame goes purple and then hit the space bar to change the direction? You can change the direction without waiting for the ball to be stuck. The candle flame just has to be red. I found this really helpful if my ball suddenly got sent hurtling down because of a spider or korbat and my paddle was nowhere near its new trajectory ending and I didn't have enough time to get it there. Hitting the space bar seemed to make it head back in an upward direction. It also worked with reversing left and right trajectory, although it's not exactly a 180 deg reversal. Just enough to head away from where you were going. It's unpredictable, but can be helpful. I'd love it if other people could test my theory and then, possibly, if it works for more than just me, could it be added to the game guide, maybe? Good luck everyone!
  7. I haven't tried it yet to comment on whether this was easy or not, but I agree with the quitting on Kou-jong part. Unfortunately, I was very time poor that day and once I'd played it a couple of times and could only beat Abigail, I had to just bite the bullet and send that score or I would have been missing out on a trophy altogether for skipping that day. Better to be silver than nothing at all.
  8. Someone was looking out for you. Wow, that's a story. I'm glad to hear you made it through that experience and have learned a thing or two along the way. Are you getting some help with dealing with the loss of your brother? Or has this experience altered how you're processing your grief? Yeah, I reckon you've got some guardian angels watching over you. Good luck and welcome back.
  9. What. The. Freaking. Hell!! I don't understand all you people who are beating Chadley on the first or with little trouble. This game is impossible! I've read the game guide. It only helps so much. Maybe my screen is too small but I can't work out which way he's facing and I can't control what is going on. As for pressing both left and right at the same time, it works great...right until it whooshes you straight into a whirlpool. I'm rapidly losing patience with this. I might just go for Abigail's score and call it quits for the day. I'm not up to this level of aggravation. EDIT: Of course, as soon as I posted this, I managed to beat Chadley. Luckily, I hadn't nominated WHO I was going to challenge yet. I'm so not worried about the team challenge thing!
  10. Oh, I'm glad it wasn't just me who was having issues with Trudy. Mine worked, but it had reset itself to the beginning again, and I hadn't missed a day. Luckily, I wasn't that far into the new cycle yet so it's not as bad as it could have been but I wasn't very impressed.
  11. Sorry, where did you all find the list of games that are on the roster this year? I must have missed it somewhere. And thanks for the explanation of iirc. I really should have known that one!
  12. I'm not sure what iirc means, but the rest of what you said makes sense. And it NEVER occurred to me to play and see who my score would beat before I nominate who to challenge and THEN submit my score afterwards. Genius! (It's probably common sense to the rest of you, but I was never blessed with a lot of that!)
  13. Do you have to beat the same person each time? As in, if I pick Chadley today because I'm confident about that game, does that mean I have to go up against Chadley every day for the rest of the dares, or can I pick Abigail tomorrow if that game is not one I'm good at?
  14. I'm interested in the answer to this too. I generally play with my pets or take them battling, as that sometimes seems to help raise their spirits. I've wondered if having them read books has a similar effect on their mood (it works on mine!) but generally don't read them enough books in one sitting when they're depressed to notice if it helps. It's that whole multiple-use toys vs single-use books thing. If necessary, they can play with the same item 50 times. If books work, well, not everyone has 50 books that their pet hasn't yet read just sitting about waiting for such an event.
  15. Yes. I have discovered this to my chagrin. As someone who doesn't really use my boxes, I would love to be able to gift them to other people.