Several more drawings, etc.

Saturday, 22 July 2017 12:29 pm
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Birthday card art for my mom. I was inspired by this Yuri on Ice fanart and thought, "Oh, I want them looking at one another!" Well, not quite, but I was still happy enough with the drawing to stick it out.

And then I have a few other things here, mainly the same characters in b/w, etc. + a not-quite-comic about Wilfred Owen that I realized I hadn't posted yesterday... )

Oh, and by the way- sent on to me by my mom:
+ 'what if an ANA flight landed 20 years in the future?' - submit a story and you could win a trip to Japan!

Dragon Age: Inquisition Creepin' Up On You

Saturday, 22 July 2017 08:35 am
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The DAI replay feels have become intense (thanks a lot guys), and I am valiantly resisting because Dishonored and also, this is the sort of game I have to block out a month on my schedule.

It's been long enough that I'm kinda hazy on my strategy beyond knowing that I want to pick the templars because I like their storyline better. (Dutifully accepting this makes me a hideous monster who should be stoned but can settle for praying for death. At least I know my options.)

I have decided BioWare can do whatever they want with the romances in DA4 because Josephine and Cullen's romances are honestly a gift and from here on I will happily embrace whatever dramalama they wish to throw at me. I am really interested in Sera and Solas and it looks like the Multiple Romance Mod has made good progress, but I may end up making divergent saves just because I'm so paranoid about conflicts, especially in Trespasser, not to mention they probably both have very different approval gains. In the past waiting to trigger advisor romances just before Wicked Hearts was a good strategy, not just for the pacing but for limiting the amount of content to re-replay, but for party characters I think I actually have to target their approval early on. IIRC I tried to trigger Solas' my first PT but I think I did something to block it early in the game and that was annoying. Sometimes the Solasmancers on Tumblr circulate new interesting details about Solas using flycam and whatnot, and each time I see those posts I'm like I gotta play through it, man. Hurt me good.

For the dozenth time, I really wish this game had a story mode, because I'm genuinely interested in playing through Blackwall's romance as well but these games are so damn long. I have already [mostly] done a completionist playthrough, but even totally skipping collections and non-main areas, IDK. The maps are fun to explore and they're huge. 45 hours for a main storyline PT? There doesn't appear to be a mod that offers story mode unless you auto-level your characters so you can cut a swath through everything. Maybe the fly mod will help.
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Okay... is anyone else seeing what I'm seeing/connecting the dots that I am here?

Item: Earlier this week, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, our nation's top law enforcement official, announced a plan to increase the scope of civil asset forfeiture by law enforcement, rolling back the restrictions on this practice put into place during the Obama administration.

Item: This Thursday, the New York Times published an interview with the current occupant of the Oval Office in which he expressed regret for appointing the aforementioned JeffBo, despite his having been one of said occupant's early adopters. He gave as the reason JeffBo's recusal from the investigation into the administration's ties with Russia.

Now, why am I seeing these two items as related?

The dots, let me connect them. )



(Title of post is from the Mountain Goats' "Up the Wolves.")
 


FFRK ALERT - bug gives LOTS of goodies

Thursday, 20 July 2017 05:11 pm
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[personal profile] aurenare reports that DeNa's last maintenance run just introduced a bug so that every single relic you pull with the Volume 2 Relic Draw is 5*s (a rainbow orb).

Some are boring — Shared Diamond Shield letting anyone cast Protect as a SB is of limited utility -- but others (Sentinel's Grimoire, Ramza's Shout relic, Terra's Maduin summoning relic and so on) are very nice.

No telling how long before they fix this bug, so I can't promise it's still in effect, but I just picked up a bunch of nice toys.
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Just saw an article saying that the lead singer of Linkin Park has died, that can't be right. That's a part of my teenage years in human form, that can't be right.

about The Shattering

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 03:01 pm
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This is an experiment with writing. Basically, I've taken one of the many modern/urban fantasy worlds I've build in my head, dropped a couple barely-formed characters into it with a plot idea that might be 7 words long on a good day and pressed Go.

The things I post are barely edited. They may have typos. They're not majorly-high-quality writing, in which I've lovingly labored over sentences and synonyms. They contain far too much punctuation and will probably systematically abuse italics. They're not going to be perfect.

What I want to see is if - and how well - I can build something interesting, something resembling a story, out of these incomplete ideas and fragmented entries. This is word-and-story brainstorming. It's an experiment. I want to try to make something really cool (or at least decently cool) from this nearly nonexistent framework, and see what happens, and where it takes me.

The process is simple: I open up DW during a break at work, and let my brain and fingers go. Whatever happens, I read it over once or twice to correct anything truly offensive, and then make myself post. It's casual, just to practice writing and practice creating to try to get back into the habit.

So, that's what's going on here.

the shattering's world )

For readers of this journal: you are welcome to read and comment and interact, or ignore, as much as you would like. Feel free to ask questions, point things out, make suggestions - whatever, I will love any feedback.

(part 2)

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 01:56 pm
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(part 1)

I struck something invisible and ended up tumbling out of the magic onto the front lawn, landing in an awkward heap. Hey, it happens sometimes: in this case, May and Arston had probably changed the wards and I'd have to retune myself. Or, I thought, as I slowly sat up from my pile-of-trash pose and noticed the blinding glow, something more powerful is blocking puny magic like mine without thinking about it...

blinding light )

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fraternal twins

...Inspired by an old piece of Suikoden fanart I'd had saved for ages!

And a few other recent-ish scraps and what-not. )

I recently finished the second part of Jean Moorcroft Wilson's biography of Sassoon (the whole rest of his life/after WWI part) and a lot of it made me feel sorry for him... Also, I was glad that all the Sassoon/Stephen Tennant stuff wasn't drawn out too lengthily? All of that was delivered in a much lengthier form in the Tennant biography I read (which makes sense, but it was still a relief to get to skim it in a sense here??) (at the end of last year, I guess!)

I've read more biographies of late than in quite a while, I guess. The differences between the various books on my mind (about Owen, Sassoon, and Tennant) seem...pronounced? It's funny how much author preference influences the subject matter in a way??

Reaction Shot: Fate/Apocrypha episode 3

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 11:57 am
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I probably have more to say about this one, but I have forgotten most of it I'm afraid. (Lex managed to distract me by watching Doctor Who afterwards while I was trying to do a transcription, so my brain has glitched and rebooted to "Wow, that Missy lady is pretty and I have no idea what's going on but she threw the Master up against a wall and now I might ship it."

IN NON-SHIPPING NEWS: THIS THING.

Read more... )

Yeah, I have no ships here yet, just anti-ships. Maybe I'm not well.

Reaction Shot: Fate/Apocrypha episodes 1 and 2

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 11:46 am
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Hello my darlings! Lex is showing me Fate/Apocrypha as it comes out, because the Fate franchise is that rare beast: a fandom that we both like.

I am very cautiously excited, because this could be great. I am going to see about rough reaction shots as we go, you may well end up tracking me going through pits of despair as the characters I love die and the characters I was hoping for a gruesome death for get to live past the ending. (I am still not over Fate/Zero or Unlimited Bladeworks, it turns out.) WE SHALL SEE. But yes, this is all written after the fact, so nothing will be in the correct order, I'm afraid, just as I think of it.

Read more... )
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Me: It is going to be 25 degrees later and I'll be in work, better wear a cute dress so that I don't cook!
Dress: *is cute, also has straps*
Me: Eh, my body hair is showing but I don't care.
Me: *remembers that I work with baby boomers who would 100% go "Susan, I don't mean to be rude, but..." about it*
Me: ... Okay, fine, but I draw the line at shaving my legs.

The beeb says t's going to hit highs of TWENTY NINE degrees tomorrow, and the building I work in a) was built 113 years ago, and b) had the ceilings lowered to add more floor upstairs and trap more heat. So EITHER, I wash this dress as soon as I get home and pray that it dries quickly enough that I can wear it tomorrow, or just wear a skirt and t-shirt, take an extra shirt to swap into when I get out of work so I'm not utterly revolting when I get to the pub for Pathfinder. Only downside is that that skirt is a lot heavier so I might end up more warm and sweaty.

... Or, do a combo of the two; wear the skirt, let my dress dry at work, get changed after. Boom, planning.

Big miniature

Monday, 17 July 2017 01:28 pm
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I've been trying not to really think about using the guest room for anything, because I was kind of mentally holding it open to be E's space if he ever moved in. Now he and I are talking about building him  a Fancy Shed in the backyard in that eventuality, though, so it opens up Actually Doing Things with the guest bedroom. Like more book cases! Storage for instrument cases! And finally moving my giant dollhouse from my folks place, which would make them very happy even tho' it's just tucked in a closet.

I'm really surprised by how excited I am about that last one.

First: yeah, I have a giant dollhouse. I've had it since I was four -- I got it for Christmas after my parents picked it up at a garage sale, and when we were in an apartment I think it served as their 'dream about nice houses and remodeling' outlet, so the whole lower floor except the kitchen is done in actual wood, hand laid piece by piece. And when I say 'whole lower floor' I'm not talking about two rooms in something that looks like a shelf; this monster is a foursquare. It's two rooms deep -- just about thirty inches. It's open on the back and hinged on the front. I've never seen another dollhouse like it (and I used teh googles!). 

I haven't thought about it much in ten years, but now that I can actually bring it home I'm... kind of enthused? I mean, on one level it's ridiculous because A) I DO NOT NEED ANOTHER HOBBY and B) I have a human-sized house that I'm always working on, so surely that home-improvement demon is exorcised enough? And may I remind myself of point A again, and unfinished fan writing and a garden that needs me and a desire to have enough fine art for a show in the nearish future? C'mon, Shades, this is nuts.

But on the other hand, I really don't want to give it away (illogical forceful 'MINE' reaction, wow), and after doing Real House Stuff for a few years all the things I'd always sort of dreamed of fixing on the dollhouse as a kid look so easy now. There's no plumbing! No heavy lifting! And it would never be on my 'to do' list because it'd be an actual hobby, rather than a... whatever it is when all your hobbies have become semi-professional, like my music and my art, or kind of pressing and necessary, like remodeling and gardening.

A single, utterly foolish thing.

So when I've had time to clear out the last of the guest room (there's a table of stuff I need to sort to make room), I think the dollhouse is coming home. And maybe come fall, when the gloom sets in, I'll poke at it. Because I really am a premature old lady, dedicated to my weird spinster aunt hobbies. Even if I abandon them for a decade or so. 



(no subject)

Monday, 17 July 2017 01:12 pm
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 I'm once again in anxious-about-job-ap limbo. I had a phone interview last Tuesday, during which I was told they were trying to schedule real interviews that same week... and I haven't heard anything yay or nay since.

I know silence is better than 'nay', and I get too anxious too soon, but gaaaaaah. *flailing*

MCU Fic - "Public Service Announcement"

Sunday, 16 July 2017 11:11 pm
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Title: Public Service Announcement
Fandom: MCU (The Avengers / Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Rating: Gen
Wordcount: 588
Characters: Steve Rogers
Spoilers: Minor spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming (no plot spoilers). Set about two months after The Avengers.
Notes: My inspiration for this story is a bit spoilery for Homecoming, so I'll put my notes behind the cut.

Here are the spoilers )

Summary: Next time, Steve Rogers will be more careful when he agrees to lend his name and likeness to a project.

Also on AO3
---

Several hours into filming, Steve Rogers had to admit that this job wasn't the worst he'd ever done. )

So I finished FFXV! Quick thoughts:

Sunday, 16 July 2017 10:59 pm
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FUCK CHAPTER THIRTEEN TO THE DEEPEST PITS OF HELL, my god.

Read more... )

Basically, there's like a five chapter chunk between chapters nine and fourteen that is terrible and the anti-fun, but chapter fifteen is trying to convince me that I did like the game really...
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So I finished the game! I am still turning the ending over in my head, but here is initial thoughtsI think - and please believe me when I say that I never thought I'd hear myself say this about anything - that it needed to crib more from FFXIII.

HEAR ME OUT, OKAY.

(Cutting for spoilers RIGHT through the game and Chapter 13 Verse 2 and also for "Nah, mate, I can totally fix this, my uncle's a mechanic game designer.")

Read more... )

it's an art of Mags and Jack kind of day...!

Friday, 14 July 2017 02:10 pm
suzume: young Mags in her victory attire, underwater (girl and the sea)
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Mags + Jack + cherry nectarine peach sorbet


Jack slipped. After a piece of art by Puuung

And beneath the cut I've got the b/w drawing of Mags and Jack up top. )

And today is Bastille Day! Happy birthday Louis Barthas! :D

Oh, and he was played in '14 - Diaries of the Great War' by Mikaël Fitoussi...! (I believe I saved both of these photos from his twitter account)


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