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August 6th, 2011

AAAAAAAAAARGH

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After two hours of fighting the same damn battle in Twilight Princess, I have come to one inescapable conclusion:

I suck at video games.

At least the ones that require any skill beyond "point at skill, point at target, click OK."

...Either that or Link is an asshole who can't aim his attacks for shit and likes to throw himself off high ledges.

I like that one better. Let's go with that.

March 21st, 2011

D'awww, my first Pokemon fic.

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You may all blame [info]dark_puck for this. Note that I'm using 'Noire' for my female PC character's name. Also note that I'm far too lazy at this time of night to do the little tickmark over the 'e.'

Them second grade bookworm blues... )

March 20th, 2011

Guess which scene I just played through, B/W players. Go on, guess. ;)

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You know, I have to hand it to Nintendo/Game Freak this time. Black/White is the first Pokemon series I've ever wanted to write fanfic for. Not bad for a silent protagonist.

March 13th, 2011

Changin' the world in a tiny way.

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help_japan on DW is truckin' along, and I made my own contribution: I'm offering an Amaterasu's mirror keychain from Okami.

Come to think of it, I could do that in inverted colors too. That'd be pretty cool. Maybe I'll do one or two of those for LJ. *thinkythots*

August 26th, 2010

Rrrrgh. *pokes restlessly*

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Is anyone else having trouble connecting to the GTS in HeartGold?

April 11th, 2010

Today, my major accomplishment...

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...was to beat story mode in DDR Mario Mix. XD It is seriously dorky, you guys, but I love it.

March 12th, 2010

Yes, I spent thirty-five bucks for a string of ones and zeroes.

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So I've lost my copy of Diamond, and GameStop was giving away Jirachis, so I bought a copy of Platinum. Leave me alone, it's my first event Pokemon and it's cute.

oh god I am such a consumer whore

I also replaced my lost copy of Kingdom Hearts, picked up DDR X (so far I don't like the mix as much as my other ones. A bit too 'urban' for my taste.), and Tales of the Abyss, which I've heard good things about. So far I'm not overly impressed, but I'll keep playing. I hear Luke gets bearable at some point. *omg spoilers*

I also chatted with the cashier at Gamestop while I was getting all these, which was worth the price of admission and the being an utter dweeb in public.

January 29th, 2010

Because I have no self-restraint.

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You guys. You guys. Someone please talk me out of (lj)springkink this round. It's fabulous, it's wonderful, but if I let myself get sucked in I wouldn't get anything else done. I've got a zillion other projects staring me in the face! (Also, at least a third of the prompts I'm eyeballing are my own.)

Also, please indulge me a moment while I explode from squee over the Transformers: War for Cybertron trailer.* Rest assured that I have already screencapped the hell out of this thing, for purposes of making icons. (I told you I have no self-restraint. It's a miracle I'm not planning on staying up 'til two in the morning iconsmithing already.)

I just. Gaaaaah. *flailyhands* Fandom makes me an incoherent ball of shiny-following fluff.

*Even if, on second listen, Megatron kind of sounds like Arnold Schwartzenegger.

January 6th, 2010

Lots of writing, designing, and comicking to do....

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...and what do I do? I run out and buy a PSP. XD I got some monies for Winterthing and aside from student loans and future Botcon funds, it's really just all sitting there. Maybe I should invest some of it, I dunno.

First thing I did was download FF7, of course. *eyerolls at self*

On the subject of Botcon, I'm going to contribute some crochet pieces to Poptart and Oasis's art table, but the design isn't going well. I'm not really getting the results I want for the scarf with the sigil crocheted in two-color tapestry. *frowns and pokes at it* I'm thinking I should do iron-on sigil patches on hats and wristlets instead - easier to control shape and it doesn't have to be perfect. Of course, I'm open to ideas.

December 2nd, 2009

I still think sea-salt ice cream sounds icky.

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So, I've had Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days in my possession for a little over twenty-four hours now, and my left thumb is already threatening to shrivel up and drop off. Which probably means I'm Doing It Wrong, but eh, what else is new. ...I think I like this game. ^_^ (Xion is a badass.)

Also: I got these 5Q's from [info]jlsigman a long time ago and am only now getting around to answering them. One step at a time. XD

You know the drill. ) Question me or my headcast, at your pleasure.

October 13th, 2009

Your attention please!

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Can I just take a moment to mention what a huge writerly-girlcrush on Sharon Shinn I have right now?

The woman has penned an amazing fantasy series (Novels of the Twelve Houses, starting with Mystic and Rider, if you're interested, and you are) that encompasses politics, romance, war, and magic in ways that make me fall in love with all of them all over again. -Rather, for the first time in the case of romance. I found her Reader and Raelynx in paperback a few months ago and devoured it in the space of about a day, even though I tried to make it last because I thought it was the end of the series.

And then. And then. A few days ago I discovered Fortune and Fate. Do you know what Ms. Shinn has done, flist? I'll tell you: she took a very minor character, one that appeared only briefly in the previous novel, and spun an entire book off of her. And damn my eyes, I read it all in the space of a few hours.

Now that is talent.

...Also, I have finally made the Internet work on my Wii. Immediately downloaded LostWinds. It is criminally adorable.

That is all.

September 23rd, 2009

Agh. *clutches head*

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It's no secret that the video game industry is heavily skewed towards Those With Peens. Men are the main characters in the vast majority of games; when women show up, they are inevitably the Damsel in Distress, the Girlfriend, the White Mage, the Object at the end of the level, the support and foil for the male lead.* Sometimes I lie awake at night, languishing for want of a Strong Female Role Model and wishing to high heaven that the video game industry would just try making a female lead once in a while.

...And then I find stuff like this, and wish they'd just go back to making prettyboy male leads. -_-

*I know there are exceptions, but anyone holding up Lara Croft as a shining example of feminine empowerment will be kicked in the polygons.

August 17th, 2009

Kupo! :DDDD

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Drinkable moogle! :D

July 19th, 2009

Foo! >(

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I got a FireRed game. Put it in my DS and played it, then switched to Diamond for a bit. When I went back to FR, my save file had been deleted. This happened twice. And apparently this is a pretty common problem. No Bulbasaur in Diamond for me. Foo! *sulks*

July 13th, 2009

I want a metric butt-ton of balloons.

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Saw Up with my mom last night. It was adorable and tearjerking and funny, which, y'know, Pixar. ;P ...After the movie we shared some ice cream and talked about how we needed to lose weight. Girl bonding, LOL. XD

I'm sort of playing with the seed of an idea of a duo of fics and/or drabble sets in the Pokemon world, Pokemon: Magic and Pokemon: Science. Science would focus on the network of Pokemon researchers and Pokedex trainers, and their quest to discover How It All Works. Magic would focus on the mythology surrounding the Legendaries, and how that translates to a near reverence for nature in general among humans and their relationships with Pokemon. ...Naturally, since there's a third game in each generation that comes out a little later, I'd have to come out with a third fic-set called, I don't know, Culture or some such.

...Dear god, someone please pry these games out of my hands. XD

July 3rd, 2009

Lol, Pokemon sex.

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So, I leave my Empoleon and my Ditto at the Day Care ('cause I wanna breed some Piplups to trade), and the old man outside tells me "They don't seem to like each other much."

Now, I have gotten this message once before. My Onix and my Graveler needed some levels to go up against the Electric gym, and being told that they hated each other's faces made me think it was pretty safe to leave them there together without risking an unwanted pregnancy (because Pokemon birth control has not been invented yet). But, lo and behold, ten minutes later I had a brand-new Onix egg. Which is currently languishing in storage, because Pokemon stem cell research is also a thing of the future. I figured I had the weird luck to have the only grudgefucking Rock-types in the game.

Fast-forward to now. This time I actually do want an egg, so I paraded all five of my Dittos in front of Empoleon (uncomfortably, I seem to have become a Ditto pimp). None of them met Empy's exacting standards. So I gave up and left him with a random Ditto for the time being, fully expecting their relationship to be a barren one.

Yep, you guessed it. Ten minutes later I had an egg. Twelve minutes later I had two.

What the hell are they putting in the food at that place!?

Despite being a Ditto pimp, I really don't want to contemplate the mechanics of reproducing with what amounts to a wad of Silly Putty with a face.

April 18th, 2009

NO VADGEPOWER FOR YOU.

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On impulse, I bought this magazine titled 'Girls of Gaming.' It had Faith from Mirror's Edge (first game to make me wish I had an XB360) on the front cover, sitting looking all contemplative and cool. I picked it up, thinking I was in for a rare and valuable treat: a gaming magazine aimed at women, celebrating the rise of the powerful female in a male-dominated world.

What I got was gaming-themed softcore. -_- Pretty pictures, yes, but don't read the blurbs waxing rhapsodic about Chun Li's thighs.

It kind of makes me want to start a blog, actually. This kind of thing is something I'm passionate about anyway. I could identify strong females in gaming and ways in which the industry falls short; deconstruct games specifically aimed at girls (with lots of fun Ranting, of course), even interview women in the industry. It'd be awesome and fantastic and fill a gaping hole in the market that should have been filled long ago.

...And then my brain comes to a screeching halt. "Bitch," it says, "you've got fourteen springkink prompts, two long fanfics and a novel, two robot-gurumis to crochet, and you're still looking for a job. And you haven't updated your website in ages. You're BUSY."

Sometimes I hate my brain. Still, it's a project to consider.

And now, speaking of springkink, I have to go watch me some Saiunkoku Monogatari. Oh, what a cruel world is mine.

March 26th, 2009

*wishes with all my heart! Wish wish wish wish!*

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I dreamed there was a new FF7-compilation game released called After Crisis (of course), which seemed to focus a lot on Sephiroth. There was lots of white and pretty wings and swords - you know, fangirl bait. I'd almost say it was a game version of my Fluffiroth fic, but I read the back of the box - the blurb there was from Seph's point of view and he didn't sound quite sane.

The game came with an art book and jewelry. Dear Squeenix: you know you want to!

March 15th, 2009

Ahaha. Oh god, I suck.

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So, Transformers: The Game.

It does not make extensive use of menus. Therefore, I suck at it.

It's the driving, man. The controls are wacky. I can't go anywhere without massive property damage. And property damage means police cars following me around, which means they get in the way when I inevitably run into Decepticons which means more stuff gets blowed up. I'd give up and walk everywhere, except that doesn't seem to discourage the police cars. Meanwhile there's people screaming, craters in the ground - makes me want to curl up with a mug of tea and Rhapsody.

Maybe I should've been a Decepticon. I bet you get points for tearing up the landscape. But then I wouldn't get to listen to Optimus Prime's voice. Mmmm. ^_^

January 26th, 2009

An old-school RPG with musical numbers? Why not?

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I've been playing Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure lately. It's very, very cute. ^_^ ...Awfully easy though. I'm on chapter 5 already and I've only been playing about five hours. But dude, such badass dolls! I see cosplay opportunities. ^_^

BUT. Lest you think I've been slacking off - behold, a Mythbusters/TFs snippet! I actually wrote stuff over the weekend. *is proud of self*

Another expensive camera was spattered with mud... )

...so, there's not much point to that snippet, but still. XD
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