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01 July 2020 @ 09:21 pm
To drag myself out of my art slump, I've joined up at fanart50, with X as my claimed character ... because he is adorable and needs more love.

And to challenge myself, I'm going to try and get all 50 done before this year is over. I dunno if I'll make it, but hey, why not.

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09 June 2011 @ 12:19 pm
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08 June 2011 @ 09:42 pm

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24 May 2011 @ 12:07 am
I swear to fucking GOD nothing drains my will to live faster than trying to find stores that ship to Australia. Goddammit I just want to buy some nice looking file storage! IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK!? *sobs*
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22 May 2011 @ 02:11 pm
Hello, lookit me trying to claw my way out of depression/apathy/laziness by posting! Watch how long I try before I flake out again!

Anyhoo, has anyone managed to get the first issue of Archie comics new Megaman series? See, I went to a comic book store just last week (one right near my work, yuuusss) and they sold out in a matter of days because so many people went 'OMG MEGAMAN!' and snapped it right up.

I swear to god that puzzles me. Is it nostalgia, or is there still a decent fanbase for Megaman even though it seems Capcom isn't doing much with it? Will this comic make the fanbase bigger?

(I hope it's the latter because nothing sucks more than trying to finish a fanfic when you worry that no one cares about the fandom anymore.)

Still, I am so goddamn happy that it's come out. Ian Flynn is a damn good writer, and he's said he will cover MMX and the other series. I don't fucking care if they're small stories or minis, GIVE ME MY MMX FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.
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08 August 2010 @ 01:47 am

(The video is mysteriously flipped I dunno why)

Uh huh.

It's funny that a FF trailer gets that reaction from me, but I honestly don't know what to make of this. Of course I realize that Square Enix games are a big deal but this game seems to be trying WAY too hard to be Dark And Serious Business. The shooty guns and gore and fancy cars just make it seem like every other grungy urban game out there right now rather than an epic story.

Also, Square, obvious flashy product placement is just fucking pathetic and wrecks SERIOUS havoc on the fourth wall. Don't break gameplay immersion just for some bucks, I'm sure you have enough.

And really ... I don't want to seem like a purist, but Final Fantasy is a FANTASY not a sci-fi, and yes there is a difference between the two. Other games had sci-fi elements but they were still grounded in a fantastical world (FF13 was sci-fi but the fancy cities were still inside a floating orb powered by demigods). This doesn't seem to have any real fantasy at all; no fancy buildings, no odd world-building quirks, no bizarre landscapes. It's so ridiculously URBAN. And, frankly, I don't play multi-hour fantasy escape games to see more urban skyline.

Not to mention that there seems to be a romantic subplot. Worse, a Romeo & Juliet romantic subplot. It's not that I hate all romance, honest, it's just I've very rarely seen one that is a) convincing, b) done well, and c) make me get fluffy inside. The previous FF attempts where FF8, FF10 and FF9 ... and only one of those games had one that WASN'T absolutely horrible and gag-inducing. So not much faith there.

Plus, R&J types of romance are even harder to get right, mostly because many romance writers loathe the idea of conflict and anything less than shiney puppies in their great love story. You can't have the characters on two legitimate opposing sides, because that requires good writing to find a resolution between them. You can't have them resent or dislike each other for their actions, because OMG THE WUV. You can't have them honestly believe in their cause, because they must get together SOMEHOW. In 99% of these stories, one (or rarely, both) realizes they were wrong and abandons their cause to join the other wholeheartedly. In which case I throw the controller at the screen because hello there, missed plot of potential awesome.

So yeah. It's just a trailer but this is making me really kinda hesitant.
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02 August 2010 @ 02:23 pm
I don't fucking understand people sometimes.


First of all, don't bother putting an ad in the paper if you're never going to reply to inquiries. You are never in the office when I call. You never call my mobile. You never send me an email. Unless there is some unknown way of contacting you that I'm unaware of, possibly involving carrier pigeons, you are completely impossible to get ahold of. So what is the point? Does you want people for the position or not?

Secondly, when I do get ahold of you and I ask about the position, just goddamn tell me. Don't rattle off some PR spiel or give me something I can clearly read from the newspaper ad. And whatever you do, don't just book an interview and say you'll tell me then. Because then I have to go through all the effort of getting nicely dressed, getting to your office early, and stressing out over doing well, only to find out in the first five minutes that I'm not even remotely interested in the job. Thanks. I love awkward interviews.

Oh, and about interviews? Don't talk your mouth off the entire time and then say I'm 'very quiet'. Uh, I'm pretty sure that it's bad form to interrupt or talk over your interviewer, which is what I'd have to do to get a word in edgewise. I'd love to see how she thinks a more 'loud' person would act.

Finally - don't ask 'why do you want to work for us' if it's just a basic retail position. Why the fuck do you think?
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After months and months of Race!Fail, The Last Airbender is finally out and I think I am actually suffering from an acute case of schedenfraude-poisoning.

It's not just the ridiculous race fail.

It's not just that it's bombed horribly.

It's that countless reviewers are outright saying M. Night IS A FUCKING MORON.

Look here if you don't believe me. They're not just saying what a horrible movie it is - they're outsaying that he is an idiot, that his movies can destroy the world, and hopefully that this will be the movie that destroys his career.

When people are using this movie as a chance to tell you how much you suck. This pretty much sums it up:

When a professional critic who has lost his jaw due to cancer complications chooses to call your movie "agonizing", you might think about what you've done with your career.

Karma's kinda a fucking bitch, isn't it, M. Night?
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11 June 2010 @ 06:20 am
Arakawa, I can truely an honestly say you are one the greatest storytellers I have ever had the joy to know. I don't think a story has ever made me cry like this before.

I wish, more than anything, that one day I can make a story this amazing.

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10 June 2010 @ 09:15 pm
OMFG the FMA #108 raws are out!

Must ... not ... explode ... from ... impatience ...