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Class is alright, I enjoy programming but I'm waffling on getting my textbook because it's expensive and I can't find a PDF online. If anyone happens to have a copy of MATLAB for Engineers 5th Edition by Holly Moore, I mean...

I'm disappointed in Death of the Outsider, not just because of the choice of writers but also because it went backwards on the most important part of Daud's characterization. I have no problem believing he'd want to kill the Outsider, but I wish they'd come up with some other reason for it besides he changed his mind about all the things he said back when he was a playable character. And then you only get three conversations with him before he dies.

The gameplay is some of the best in the series, but the story :( I am sad. At least it was a lot of fun!

Shadow of War is coming out soon, which is unfortunate because I am currently back to actively seeking out Tolkien things. We've lost the last sensible Feanorian, guys. I hope it has a happy ending, but I strongly suspect they're going for the cautionary tale angle on this one, haha.

I do, in fact, miss making money. I was absolutely correct with that prediction.

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Classes start on the fifth. I have officially wasted away an entire summer.

I gave my two-weeks notice at that job I mentioned... once... a year ago, and I'm going to miss making money. But I can tell from how last semester went that I'm not going to survive having a job and going to class at the same time, lol. My coworkers keep asking my dad to convince me to stay, which is actually kind of nice! It's good to know they want me around!

I got good grades last semester, by the way, so no need to worry about that. BUT BOY WAS I UNHAPPY.

Tales of Berseria is still terrific, I've been wasting my time with No Man's Sky (which has improved significantly!) and I'm excited for Death of the Outsider and the next Shadow of Mordor game. I have developed a truly unfortunate fixation with Feanor, the elven king who died in his very first battle because he tried to fight every single balrog in existence at the same time, and am now searching for all fic depicting him as a complex guy.

Shout out to This Taste of Shadow, which has now managed to shape most of my Feanorian headcanons. HECK.

I also got and played Dream Daddy! Setting aside the Joseph route for a moment, it was super inclusive and so well-written and touching and :O It showed such a good grasp on people that the creators' comments on Joseph's route were pretty surprising. YES I AM SALTY ABOUT JOSEPH, ALONG WITH EVERYONE ELSE. There's been so much said about it that there's no point in adding my voice, but yep, I do not approve of the decisions the team made there.


Game of Thrones became wild, Fury Road was great, and I am so tired of Overwatch's plot moving along so slowly! I AM GETTING OLDER BLIZZARD. I AM NOT GOING TO WAIT THREE DECADES. ...I still want my Gabe redemption arc. Give it to me.

I'm going to sleep goodnight.
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Best Tales Game Ever.

It was a wild, emotional ride, and they really nailed the female protagonist. I cried, I loved every single character, and the character development was so well-done! It runs on even the lamest of PCs, so please get it if you can! Join me in my pool of tears and joy!

Here's a short preview: watch episode 5 and episode 6 if you're still on the fence. It's good give it a chance pls ;~~; The rest of the episodes have nothing to do with the game, and... have massive spoilers, so maybe don't watch those, hahaha.

I am so tired I will go back to speep.
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I have made a terrible mistake and bought Hitman 2016 for half off.

It's amazing. I love it. I love how little Agent 47 cares about basically everything except killing his targets. I love how deadpan he is in all his ridiculous disguises. I love how the most emotion I've seen him show so far is when Dalia hands him a bottle of cyanide and he goes "Good choice c:"

And I also love how that guy at the end pointed out that he does actually care about Diana and how it's implied he and the Shadow Client used to be close friends when they were small but 47 doesn't remember :c


There's also the fact that the game revolves around murdering people for money, but I... basically do that in every game anyway, so it feels less notable than it should maybe.  The point is that I need favorite characters who are not paid killers. (Allegedly there are a couple previous games about 47 being ashamed about being an assassin, but one is apparently not that good and the other has dated graphics. I WILL INEVITABLY PLAY THEM BOTH LET'S BE HONEST.)

Dishonored 2 came out! My favorite character wasn't in it but it was a lot of fun and had a good story! There were WAAAAY more women than in the last Dishonored and we got to learn more about Delilah! D: Poor girl. Basically, she and Empress Jessamine were half sisters, with Delilah being the illegitimate child. Once while they were playing Jessamine broke something and blamed it on Delilah, and Delilah and her mother were thrown out on the streets to live in poverty.

The sad thing is that this happened while they were kids. Like... kids lie. They blame things on each other. That's what they do. Delilah has no choice but to hate Jessamine (and by extension her daughter Emily, whom you play as), but when you get down to it the fault should lie with the adults who thought being thrown out to die was a suitable punishment for a small child breaking something. It's just that they're all dead by the time Dishonored 2 happens, so that just leaves Emily to bear the brunt of Delilah's pain...

D: You have the option of letting her live out her fantasy of becoming Empress and everyone loving her harmlessly (you stick her in a magical painting. She was going to transpose it onto the real world, but instead she just stays in the painting while the real world goes on without her), which seems like the least she deserves for all the crap she's been through. I MEAN SHE'S A TERRIBLE PERSON WHO HAS DONE TERRIBLE THINGS, but like. Give a woman a break maybe.

ALSO I'M YELLING ABOUT BILLIE. She just wants her assassin dad back. ...Why are all my favorite characters assassins? I can't believe I have a type and it is murderers. Send help.

So yes, that's what I've been up to. Hit up my tumblr for more Hitman jokes. Where did 47 learn to play the drums. How does he know how to do all that yoga. Why does he need to use the bathroom. I have questions.

Oh! One more thing. It's more socially acceptable to post lots of quick, pointless updates on tumblr, so here's my personal updates tag if you're curious. There's... a lot of excited yelling.
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 Because the political post is coming later after work. Just a heads up.

1. I'M BACK ON MY MEDICATION I don't know if I ever mentioned but wow keeping up was hard but now it's easier and my life is much better as a result lmao

2. I HAVE A JOB it's basically minimum wage but at least it provides structure to my life

3. I APPARENTLY SUFFER FROM SIGNIFICANT ANEMIA SOMETIMES but i'm taking iron supplements and that's a non-issue either

4. I BOUGHT OVERWATCH. I strongly suspect I will be using it as a vent fantasy in the near future

5. I CAN'T ACTUALLY PLAY OVERWATCH because my computer is sort of broken. I'm getting the new, non-broken part in the mail Friday. I can't believe this.

6. I HAVE MY VERY FIRST, REAL, ACTUAL SHIP THAT I ACTUALLY SHIP AND DON'T JUST GO ALONG WITH BECAUSE IT'S CANON OR I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH IT. It's Reaper76. Let Gabriel Reyes return to the good side. Give me the villain redemption story. I need it. please

7. ??? The Philippines also elected a military dictator to the Presidency. I know that's political but just so you know lol.

8. I need an Overwatch icon I love Reaper he's so good and pure

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It's [community profile] littlehades , where your character dies and is either:

1. sentenced to Hell
2. gets caught up in bureaucracy and becomes a Limbo Case
3. transfers in from Heaven for... whatever reason

Somewhat predictably, I am playing Abaddon from Darksiders. It should be fun!

There's... not much else to report, to be honest. I've been steadily collecting mythical pokemon from the Mystery Gift events, and I also have a Shiny Xerneas from the event going on right now! I only have three pokemon left for the Hoenn pokedex, so that'll be my next goal. Trade evolutions, argh.

Sun and Moon! I'm so excited! I think maybe I'll go for Moon, because moonbat. I AM THE NIGHT.
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So I discovered that I've sort of fallen in love with another demon king SOBBING.

It's Abaddon. He has no redeeming qualities. Even his girlfriend hates him. But I love him. Cry.

I'm gonna write a fic where he doesn't become a demon and the apocalypse happens differently sob sob.

Send help I'm collecting demon lords.
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As for some updates, my cousins came over for Christmas and New Year's! ...I got sick on New Year's! I'm still coughing a little, as usual! We got a new doctor (because our old one of twenty years died bless his kind soul I miss him) and he says it's probably either asthma or acid reflux. ...I kind of hope it's asthma, because I strongly suspect I will be forced to give up chocolate if it's acid reflux. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure that's exactly what it is...

I'm taking the semester off and searching for a job. So if you see me online at times when I shouldn't be, that's probably why. I'm not skipping class, honest!

I got into Elite Dangerous, which... have I posted about that here? It's a space game that's described as Han Solo Simulator If Han Solo Never Met Luke Skywalker, but I've never seen Star Wars so I couldn't tell you how accurate that is. You can go to every star in the Milky Way if you want, it's pretty fun.

I'M STILL ON A ROLL WITH DARKSIDERS FANFICTION. I've posted like... nine so far, and I'm almost done with my multichapter one! That'll be my first finished multichapter fanfiction ever! Also I have a new RP partner who is terrific and lightning-fast with the boomerang tags, and I've discovered that I actually make a better Abaddon than Uriel. Oops.

Speaking of that, I'm at [community profile] castle_perrault  with Uriel and Dhaos! It's only a dressing room, so come join us if you want! We have a bat!Batman...

Speaking of Batman, the Batman cartoon from 2003 is on Netflix and as a result it's gaining popularity on Tumblr. WHICH MAKES ME SO HAPPY. We need more Batman reboots like that, man.

SO IN OTHER WORDS NOTHING MUCH IS HAPPENING but I'm almost done with Arkham Knight and I will probably give an update on that when I finish it. It's been lots of fun so far!
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Yeah, yeah, I'm sure you've heard of it already, but seriously it deserves the hype. It's so great. It's literally a game about not killing people. Gaining any EXP at all means you have to reload to get the best ending.

Well, you have to see at least one of the other endings first before you see the best ending. But if you don't get any EXP then you can just reload your save right before the final boss and get the new ending immediately. Otherwise you have to replay the whole game... one of the faults of the game I think.

Anyway, the characters are the best part of the game, so just don't kill anyone and you'll be fine. Some other non-spoiler pointers:

Keep petting Lesser Dog.
Keep humming to Shyren.
Do the piano puzzle. It's worth it. I promise.
Use your cellphone often. ...It's just funny, alright.
Try to buy stuff from the spiders and hang onto it for a while.
Hang on to the pie too.
Talk to everyone before ending the game! Go all the way back to the beginning!

...I think that's it. Examine everything, explore, get the mystery key if you can, it goes to the pink house. HAVE FUN.

...Oh, one more spoilery pointer.

Not really but hey, expectation spoilers are a thing. )

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It's getting better though! On Tuesday Tales of Zestiria comes out for the PC, which I have preordered. That means I also get Symphonia PC for free, so I shall livestream it and get all my other friends into the Tales series as well. Muahahaha. Anyway, I'm really, super excited for Tales of Zestiria-- my first Tales since Vesperia! ...I also watched about five minutes of Tales of Xillia 2, and now I want to play that as well HAHAHA sob I need a PS3.

I made an RP account for Uriel from Darksiders (an arbitrary choice, since there are already like five of each Horseman around) and my regard for her skyrocketed accordingly. She spends the entire game doing nothing but getting in your way and trying to kill you, and then in about two seconds in the ending she solves every single problem she helped create alongside several she had nothing to do with.

Out of context it sounds hilarious: she murders the hero and then starts the apocalypse, and it's one of the most triumphant moments in the series XD She swore a Death Oath against War earlier in the game because she thought he'd started the apocalypse and gotten her crush killed, and when War informs her that it was in fact her crush who did that (and then became a demon haha sob) she does a complete 180 and never looks back. She gets over that guy so quickly XD; And then she fulfills her Death Oath while the Watcher is torturing War, and then shatters the Seventh Seal, starting the apocalypse properly and resurrecting War/giving him his power back. It's great. Uriel is great.

ANYWAY an idle thought resulted in a full-blown AU fanfic about Uriel and her crush basically re-enacting the tale of Beren and Luthien from Tolkien mythos, which I am still in the process of writing. Fortunately the tale gives me a pretty good outline, which makes writing the thing a whole lot easier, ahahahaha. Should be 16 chapters. I'm on chapter 6. It's 9000 words long. I'm really on a roll here. It's so nice to be writing again.

Hm, what else... Provided I pay attention, I should have less trouble keeping my grades up than usual this semester. XD; So that's good! I think things have been going pretty well for me lately. The big thing happening is Tales of Zestiria right now, so if I post again expect some of that next time XD;
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I feel like a goldfish. My attention flying from one fandom to another. About a month ago a franchise called Darksiders was ridiculously on sale, and since I'd heard good things about it I got it and then put off playing it until... a couple weeks ago?

It has totally swallowed my life.

Images under the cut, because it's easier. And funnier. )

...So, er. yes. That is what I've been up to lately. They're actually not very story-heavy games, especially the first one, but bizarrely it seems they've managed to get me hooked with so little! Although the novel helped...

EDIT: Oh yeah, and one of the characters in the first game is voiced by Mark Hamill. IT'S THE JOKER.

For my music, see this incredible video featuring it and a feat of meticulous planning and patience.

E3 things!

Jun. 15th, 2015 10:34 pm
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E3 is so great and technically it hasn't even started yet.

I watched the entire Nintendo World Championships live, which, as you may have heard, was absolutely great. Whoever designed those Super Mario Maker levels was totally twisted and evil. There was yelling. LOLOLOL.

Next up was Bethesda's first E3 appearance, and man, they did not disappoint! I've never played Doom, but they announced Dishonored 2 with a trailer featuring... grown-up Emily! My little baby! ;~~~; Apparently things have gone pear-shaped for her again and she's out to either set it right or get revenge. They said that they picked an ending from the first game, and I highly suspect it was the worse High Chaos ending (although it's possible for Emily to die in High Chaos, which is... obviously not the case here) because The Outsider asks her if she deserves anything Corvo won for her when she was TEN. SHE WAS TEN. It's not her fault if Corvo was a bloodthirsty murderer XD;

That bums me out because I always play Low Chaos and I like the idea of Corvo the 'Assassin' Who Didn't Actually Kill a Single Person After Everything He'd Been Through (I enjoy non-lethal playthroughs), but... Emily. As long as she gets a happy ending in Low Chaos, I'll be happy.

Also, I wasn't interested in Fallout until they talked about Fallout 4. Now I'm super excited. What have they done to me.

I didn't watch Ubisoft's presentation (or Nintendo's. POOR SAKURAI. He works so hard...), but we did get the new Mass Effect's title: Mass Effect Andromeda. Yooooo.

And. Sony. SONY.  FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE.  Never having played the original game to completion, I need to resist the temptation to get a PS4, despite the growing number of games I want on it. MMMMMMMPH.  Also, Ico/Shadow of the Colossus series game. E3 has seriously been great so far.

In Tolkien news, I recently discovered and am currently crying over the House of Feanor/Finwe in general. Feanor why ):


May. 18th, 2015 02:09 pm
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Classes and exams are all over! I'm not sure I did so well, but for a season I am free! And my sister is back from her dorm until August, so that is always nice. She's moving out into her apartment with her friends. Such a big girl.

I did end up getting my meds back, finally. I'm on half dose for two weeks while I get used to it all over again, in an attempt to prevent the whole Five Days of No Sleep thing that happened last time. Man, I've known not being able to sleep, but I don't think I'd known the true meaning of the word "insomnia" until that week. Dealing with it on a regular basis must be awful.

I continue to fall out of Tolkien trees and hit every branch on the way down, this time due to Shadow of Mordor, which I got because it was on sale with the Season Pass for $25 (without the Season Pass was $24. I think that's not a bad deal!). It's about an original character named Talion who's captain of the Rangers of the Black Gate, and takes place after The Hobbit but before The Lord of the Rings. Talion and his son and wife die in an orc attack on the gate, but Talion wakes up in Mordor with the help of an amnesiac elven wraith, who claims they were cursed by the Black Hand of Sauron and banished from death. They share Talion's body and go on a quest to release the curse, but then, well, spoilers.

Shadow of Mordor spoilers! )
northeasternwind: (Shanoa)
I've been in a pretty good mood recently-- I mean, I've descended into WEH at night more often since I RAN OUT OF MEDS AND DIDN'T GET A NEW PRESCRIPTION LIKE A MONTH AGO (I found my old one like three days ago though so that's good) but my motivation doesn't seem to have suffered. das is good.

Probably because I'm taking two of my electives this time around, class is a little more relaxed. Why can't it always be this way. Wah.

Interests, computer building, dergs )

Hm, what else? Ashley is home! She is on Spring Break! And also Flight Rising is having the Wind Festival, and I am of the Wind Flight, and EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL I NEED TEN OF ALL OF IT
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I, er, misplaced my prescription, so I have to get a new one. I've been without my meds for a couple weeks now, I think? So far no disasters (I almost had a panic attack, but I didn't! I was so glad!) but my inability to motivate myself to do even fun things I want to do has returned, and I'm not looking forward to handling actual responsibilities without them. So maybe I'll actually make myself go take care of it. XD;

I got a popcorn popper glass thing to put in the microwave for Christmas, but Mom forgot the whole Glass Is Fragile thing and put it in cold water before it had a chance to cool down and now we don't have it anymore. XD;

My dad got me a SEGA GENESIS! One of the ones with like 80 games programmed in! I was so excited, I can finally play Sonic games with a Genesis controller again! ...Because you know I'll only ever play the Sonic games. It also comes with ones I didn't have already, along with a bunch of other stuff, so more to do on a rainy day.

We got a Cless in Luceti! Oh man! I can finally have my hero villain duo shenanigans! Super excited for that. I hope it turns out with A WHOLE LOT OF DRAMA and the Cless and Dhaos becoming friends. Best ending to Dhaos's character arc in Luceti.

Hm, what else... I got Omega Ruby! I didn't realize the Pokemon Coliseum music was from the Hoenn games, so that was such a nice surprise! There are a whole lot of other post game surprises, too, so be excited for those? Hint: use Extreme Speed instead of Dragon Pulse to make your life easier XD; Also if you enter the code POKEMON497 on the mystery gift menu you get a free Serperior. With its Hidden Ability! I've been having a lot of fun with the game, and my brother has Alpha Sapphire, so we've been able to have things you can only do with both versions. Yesssss.


maybe i should like put it under a cut )


And then the same sort of thing happening with May's other pokemon bringing stuff to other people she's met to tell them she's in danger, including Brendan. By the way, I was relieved to find that their "date" was entirely platonic. I WAS DECEIVED AND I WAS HAPPY ABOUT IT. Norman, of course, would have to be involved and he'd demand to come along because... he's a Gym Leader, you can't stop him from coming to help his child. XD

And then May would have to have something to do while waiting to be rescued. Maybe she can befriend the mistreated pokemon of her enemy and then battle her way out somehow to meet them halfway.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and I have to kill someone and then bring them back somehow. Can't forget that. XD Maybe Archie, so that Maxie can be extra sad and then extra happy once he's back, LOLOLOL. Yaaaaaas.

I guess I'll just throw that onto the pile of fic I have to write myself someday if I ever want to read it XD; I DON'T NEED MORE FIC PROJECTS, BUT I WANT TO READ FIC SO...

Lastly, Dwarf Fortress allows you to rename and re-title dwarves! So instead of Iden Crystalletter, Hammerlord, for example, it would say Amihan, Terrible Person or Angie, covered in bees XD So if you would like to make it easier for me to keep track of my dwarves and take part in the adventures of my forts then I have a form for you!

PREFERRED GENDER (male or female)
PREFERRED SKILLSET (with the most preferred one first, no guarantees you'll get any of the other ones)

And I will try to do a better job of posting so you guys can see the results of your dwarves' antics. Warning: you are likely to die in a very bloody and unintelligent manner-- the dwarves aren't very smart, and I'm not actually omniscient, so.

...It's one in the morning. Oops.


Dec. 20th, 2014 02:26 pm
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I have been super busy because group projects and exams but I AM DONE NOW YES. I am already dreading next semester, though, bleh.

My sister came home the day of the Korra finale, and she made me watch it and


ANYWAY I am super excited to go to all the planets in KSP and see all the new biomes, I installed a new visual pack (but it only works in 64 bits. Oops. Might have to remove some parts, or use OpenGL) and all my mods, I AM GOOD TO GO.

/lays down I am trying to enable Birdy into apping as Winona at Luceti. THAT WOULD BE AMAZING. GO BIRD. I think the apps intimidate them though, hahaha.

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I had totally forgotten about Sonic Boom for months and months, and I saw a playthrough of the first hour or so of Rise of Lyric and... it's not very good. XD; So far it feels like they've treated Amy's personality with more respect than she's seen in other games, but Knuckles gets even more over-the-top unintelligent, up to and including having to do the left-hand trick to determine the difference between left and right. And also I've heard that Amy spends the 3DS game kidnapped, which is. Well.

Haven't seen enough of Sonic and Tails's characterizations to judge them, but the writing is not that great? And the gameplay looks really tedious. Meh.

Shadow is mysteriously not redesigned, and while he hasn't done more than make a brief cameo in the playthrough I saw I heard that he was stripped of all his sympathetic qualities and his motivation for hating Sonic boils down to "because people who like friendship are silly" >__>

Also Knuckles looks weird??

I'm actually getting Christmas presents this year, so happy! Of course I don't know what they are yet, hahaha. One thing I need is more lamps, everywhere-- it's so dark and unhappy in this house. Oh, and I got a computer chair yesterday! Now I can sit at my desk without hurting myself!

I've realized that I have exactly one OT3, and that's Shepard/Nihlus/Saren. LOLOLOL. Together they could make a pretty functional and healthy relationship, assuming a No Reapers AU or something. And of course it's a lot more likely than, say, Shepard/Saren by themselves. Saren would despise Shepard without Nihlus's intervention, and even a Paragon Shepard's diplomacy couldn't change that. XD;

Some time I have to do a truly aro/ace playthrough of Mass Effect. Apparently all the places in the plot with designated love interest scenes get replaced by reminiscences of whoever died in the first game, which I can live with, even if I would like to have had non-romantic scenes with other characters. I also have to do a playthrough with Kaidan instead of Ashley, but like. I love Ashley so much... XD; I can't get rid of her. Which is a terrible thing to say, that I would rather have her than Kaidan, but she's fabulous. Yes.

As long as I haven't got the patience to play Mass Effect again, though, I'll stick to all the stuff I have yet to finish, like, uh. Dragon Age Origins. SPEAKING OF WHICH THERE IS A TRANS MAN IN INQUISITION WHO CANONICALLY BINDS HIS BREASTS AND YOOOOOO YOU GO BIOWARE. And he's voiced by Jennifer Hale! It'd be better if they actually got a trans man to voice him, but getting a cis woman might be the next best thing? Hm, I'll have to think about that... Now I have to get into the Dragon Age series, and money... ...Of course I still have problems with all the other irritating things Bioware has done, but this is a step up, man.

Speaking of Jennifer Hale, I have to make an entry complaining about Other M sometimes. It's one of those things I actually enjoy complaining about, without anger, so it'll be fun.

Also, the Beta of Kerbal Space Program is in experimentals! There's so much new stuff, I'm so excited! SPACE! \o/

I'm going to be so happy when this semester is over. I am so ready to not have some of these classes anymore.

EDIT: OH ACTUALLY, I forgot to mention! I watched Revolutionary Girl Utena! It's definitely up there with Princess Tutu as one of the best animes I've seen. I love it so much, laksdjljsd, but this post is long enough so I'll talk about that later.


Nov. 17th, 2014 05:03 pm
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I finally caught up on Sailor Moon! ...Until the latest episode came out! I really like episodes eight and nine! *__* Awwww, Mamoru and Usagi.... Also, I was really surprised to see Queen Beryl in that flashback. I know about the four kings already pretty much, but I didn't expect to see her there. I wonder where Metalia came from, then...

Also, shout out to Minako for being a fantastic actor and handling everything alone for so long. BABY ;__;

My old journal RP Luceti is ending in a few months! The mods made the announcement about a week ago. Returning characters can come back without an app, so I'm bringing Dhaos back to finish up my Luceti bucketlist and participate in the endgame.

I should feel sad that I'm losing my chance for new Luceti story developments, but I'm also excited because so many people I'd missed are coming back for the finale! I can finally finish up some of the things I wanted to do and have Dhaos talk to people I had no reason to before. It'll be the end, but it'll also be so much fun. And I'm trying to get other people to play Phantasia characters with me so I won't be a lone canon warrior >__> Oh well.

I would really love to try Dungeons and Dragons or something similar sometime, but I'm too shy to try anything new without friends by my side and the only Game Master I know is Angie, who is frequently too busy to spend as much time as we'd need for a single session. But I mean. RP and playing with friends! And speaking of that, I want to get Minecraft because my sister leased an apartment with her friends and Stephanie moved away, so we need something to do together online.

Last week I went five whole days without sleep! But I slept in my sister's bed and then it got better, so hopefully that'll stop now. XD;

I'm also writing a Mass Effect/Metroid crossover. It's tough because Metroid is clearly intended for younger audiences while Mass Effect is more detailed when it comes to the sciencey aspects of the game, but I'm really excited because their main characters share a voice actress despite being much different characters.  It'll be fun!

...If I can think of a plot. Oops.

northeasternwind: (Shanoa)
Yesterday I discovered why I shouldn't take my meds without eating first, and that is because crushing chest and neck pain.  Which lots and lots of water fixed, but it was very unpleasant and interrupted my otherwise delicious dinner, which is sitting in the fridge waiting for me to eat it.

...What's that? You didn't know I was on meds? Oh yeah, that's right, I haven't posted in over a month >_____>

OKAY SO WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS I got put on a tiny dose of fluoxetine (Prozac) and have since felt SO MUCH BETTER (ie: I feel normal. I'd forgotten what normal felt like!) but lol side effects, including:

loss of appetite
increased anxiety (I HAD A PANIC ATTACK IT WAS AWFUL)
nausea sometimes. I already had problems with this beforehand so I don't know if it's the medicine or me though.

Loss of appetite in particular is pretty irritating because I barely ate in the first place. I think it's gotten better, but I'm still going in to talk to my psychiatrist about it. Because yo, I know I slept too much but now sleep is just not a thing sometimes. ...I had sleep paralysis after trying to get some sleep after my last post, by the way. That was kind of scary.

I am one of two girls in my engineering class, which is discouraging because there's a group evaluation thing at the end of the semester and that means I will inevitably be docked points both because of subconscious discrimination and because literally everyone in the class but me has built their own car. It has gotten better lately! But I still dread that class. weh. Calculus is a lot better.

I fell behind watching Sailor Moon (I AM SO EXCITED TO WATCH VENUS'S INTRODUCTION EPISODE but I haven't been in the mood lately for like a month. Oops) and got into Dwarf Fortress. That is a terrible idea, don't ever do it.

(it's super complicated, has an unintuitive interface, and unless you happen to know the names of the ores that iron and copper come from and how to turn them into steel then you're going to need either the wiki or a geology textbook. But it's really fun, and can be made funner by the tradition of ruling the fortress for a year, then passing the save file to someone else without telling them what's going on, and writing an IC log about what happens.)

I've come to terms with the fact that I have an enormous crush on Thane Krios from Mass Effect. I didn't like him at all at first, because he seemed to me to be altogether too sure of his morality for an assassin >__> Also his face was really uncanny and his voice is super gravelly.  But he was so polite and friendly and gentle and adorable. He's so grateful for everything Shepard does for him, and if he confesses his feelings and she turns him down he's not disappointed or upset at all and continues to support her and never mentions it again. HE'S SO NICE ;__; It eventually overcame everything I didn't like about him. Now I'm trapped >__>

The writers really did wrong by him by only giving him one scene in the third game. No one even acknowledges him, even if he and Shepard are supposedly a couple and he sacrificed his life saving the Councilor (he's sick, he was always dying, everyone knew he'd die in the third game). In fact, literally minutes after his death, you get at least two (possibly four) people trying to ask you out on a date! What the heck, writers 8| That's not how it works for the rest of the romances. An hour previous, all your friends were consoling you on the death of one of your other comrades. The writers even admitted that they literally forgot about him while they were writing the game. Thanks, guys.

I also think they did wrong by Jacob, but I've already talked about that. Ugh. There were so many ways to forcefully end his relationship with Shepard if they absolutely had to, and they did it by making him cheat on her. BIOWARE STOP.

Hopefully I get back into writing so I can add this to the giant pile of things I have to write about.  Oops.


Sep. 21st, 2014 08:30 am
northeasternwind: (Shanoa)
Well, if I haven't fallen asleep by eight in the morning, I'm not likely to ever fall asleep, so JOURNALING.

EDIT: Oh yeah, I've been slightly queasy trying to sleep, too. Knowing me, that's just my eating habits coming back to haunt me.

I, er, got a new sweater. I need a faceless pic of it to post here, which I will get when it's not super-early, but it is adorable and I love it.

I went to my Youtube channels (remember, I have two because of copyright trouble with the first one) and switched the privacy on all my videos to 'unlisted'. If I gave you the link or if there's an embed somewhere on my journal then you should still be able to watch them! My second channel is now Tales of Phantasia: The Vlog, and it'll be Phantasia the Let's Play Channel if I can muster the energy to, uh. Find a decent video editor. No, I still haven't yet.

I was also looking for a bunch of my old Phantasia stuff to post, but I ran out of motivation before that got anywhere, either. Someday.

In the meantime, I am finding other ways to keep myself entertained while my attention span is failing (I totally forgot to respond to your comment about it Faye but YES I also delay getting into new fandoms and watching new stuff because I want to focus on my current stuff. I am the exact same way). Generally nothing holds my attention for long, but I have bursts where I can accomplish something or other-- I made Grand Duchess in the Battle Chateau of Pokemon Y, collected all the starters with [personal profile] vyctori's help (THANK), got some money on Flight Rising (I'm saving up for a full set of holiday sprites familiars. I only have three left, but they're the three most hideously expensive!), and I'm waiting for Kerbal Space Program to finish up with Experimentals.

... Not that I'll be able to actually play once the update is released, because I have to wait for my mods to update, too, but by then the hype will be real. Yes.

I discovered that I actually have two shows with bi-weekly releases (? I know bi-annual means twice a year while biennial means once every two years...) on alternating weeks, so that's something! One is of course Sailor Moon and the other is the web animation series RWBY, by Monty Oum. Considering there are six animators, it's really good! Although, you can tell they used their tiny budget on the fight scene animation, and the first season's episodes are only like, five minutes long each... XD But so far every episode of the second season has been at least ten minutes, and mostly fifteen to twenty, so I think they're not as concerned with deadlines anymore, LOL. The voice acting's gotten better, too.

I'M GONNA TRY TO SLEEP AGAIN. I shall see everyone... later! G'night!


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