Hey, great to hear from you!
I get the uni thing. Same here, it tends to be a drag at times. Don't feel pressured to write something if there are more important things to do. Or actually just don't feel pressured at all ;p.
I'm good overall. Dropping a few responsibilities in the hopes of picking up others. So a bit good, a bit bad - the usual.
Water (and some Ground) attacks are considered to basically be like Psyshock in nature - coming off the users Special attack stat (and boosted by Calm Mind/Nasty Plot), but dealing physical damage (and buffered by Curse/Bulk Up). This means that they'll break stuff like Light Screens.