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Jun. 24th, 2017 10:42 pm
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I completed a lot of anime today. And last night.

Completed Clockwork Planet.
This anime was shit. It was trash. It looked so good in the beginning, but then it got worse, and continued to do so and became an absolute trainwreck throughout. I don't even want to talk about it. It was so bad. Characters were introduced here and there. The main characters were annoying. There were some robot fights. The protag would perv over the other girls, which was weird considering they weren't human. Then there was the sex droid and...
....ugh, I don't want to talk about it. Worst show of the season.

Completed my rewatch of Yes! Precure 5 Gogo! with my gf.
Certainly one of the better seasons, and I definitely enjoyed watching it. Even if that final villain looks like shit. Seriously. His design is just lazy and bad and just looks stupid.

Completed Quan Zi Gao Shou.
I really loved this show. It's nice to see a good Chinese anime, once in a while. I loved the characters, loved the fights, loved how they bonded together. Unfortunately, quite a bit of it was rushed and sometimes I hadn't a clue who some of the supporting characters were. Some of them looked the same. I had trouble following it sometimes, to be quite honest. Definitely recommended if you're interested about eSports.

Completed Renai Boukun.
Fucking hated this show. It was hilarious and funny when I first started it, but this soon turned into complete shite. They should have stuck to the parody route and they didn't. Instead, we're introduced to this psychotic character who stabs people for fun and tries to get with the protag. Wait what? What the hell's so entertaining about that? Why is this character going around torturing random people? Why is she IN this show?! Why are we ignoring any attempts at humour, and going for the love triangle instead? Why are these four people married to each other? Like holy shit, this show was almost as bad as Clockwork Planet. I'm glad it's over.

Anyway, I'll be completing a few more shows during the week. I'll be sad to see some of them go, but my Summer Anime list is already looming on the horizon! Woo hoo!

Anime that will be finishing soon:
- Alice to Zouroku (as of Sunday)
- Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys (as of Wednesday)
- Little Witch Academia (as of Monday)
- Seikaisuru Kado (as of Friday)
- Shuumatsu [very very long anime name here] (as of Tuesday)
- Tsuki ga Kirei (as of Friday)
- Grimoire of Zero (as of Monday)

Whew. Looking forward to all that.

Ah-heh.

Jun. 24th, 2017 01:55 pm
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I did, in fact, get six Teikas.

Within 24 hours.

I then proceeded to get four more.

It's been literally only a day and a half and not only did I reach the bare minimum, I forged relentlessly onward to being able to completely max out both awakenings.

Not sure if impressed at my own tenacity or kind of scared of it. I mean. Dang, self. Daaaaaaaang.

(Went for his shadow route first, for the record. He's far too pretty for his own good, isn't he?)

Cars 3, etc.

Jun. 24th, 2017 07:03 am
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Cars 3 last night! \o/ And it was everything I could have asked for.

Potential Spoilers )

...welp.

Jun. 23rd, 2017 08:31 pm
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So, anyone remember this? (Long story short: Yume100 knows better than to keep Iria from me.)

Well, there's currently an event on in AkaSeka with a new Teika variant. This variant is, surprisingly, not in the pay gacha, but can be obtained at certain point thresholds and is a drop in the three hardest stages of the event.

...

This event's only been open nineteen hours and I already have three Teikas of the six I need.

I have the feeling this is going to go the same way as my Iria-grinding did, and I am not complaining.

(Maybe I just have amazing luck when it comes to characters voiced by Sakurai Takahiro. If that's the case, though, why can't I seem to pull Orion in Yume100? Hmph.)

This makes up for managing to break my foot while doing yardwork. Why are hypermobile joints a thing?

Suikoden~~

Jun. 22nd, 2017 08:32 pm
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I had to go get this icon out of my LJ icon folder... Games!

I woke up earlier than I wanted to and, unable to fall back to sleep, I went ahead and took a run at the end of Suikoden, since I was pretty close. \o/ I did get all 108 Stars, so I did get that amazing end~~ ♥ Now that I'm twenty years late to the party, it's time to look for fic?

I don't feel quite as attached to everyone as I did in SuikoIV, but that's understandable. I mostly used Flik, Viktor, Tir, Pahn, Cleo, Gremio, Kirkus, um... Kasumi for awhile, Rubi at the end, with a few others sprinkled in here and there. A very physical team. I never used Soul Eater until the final battle.

I love Gremio so much. And I want to go replay SuikoIV for Ted. ^^;; Though I'll be good and do II next, when the guide shows up.

I want piles of Gremio/Tir everywhere, and however the universe wants to give me Flik/Viktor. Hmm... who else? A lot of the canon couples were really cute - Hix & Tengaar, Lepant & Eileen, Kirkus & Sylvana, etc.

I would give a lot of money for a shiny remake of this game with about twice the character stuff, some loose ends tied up, etc. (Well, some may get tied up in SuikoII?)

Gah, I'm so happy~~

207: overcast

Jun. 21st, 2017 10:20 pm
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So, I'm thinking of doing something on here like a daily meme, some kind of friending meme. Really anything to force me to get into the habit of posting here again. I've been so out of the loop. Anyone know of good posting memes going around? Or any 30 days challenges?

life updates )

Sega~~♪

Jun. 21st, 2017 07:36 pm
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Sega wants to turn its classic catalogue into 'the Netflix of retro gaming'

Sega exited the video game console business nearly 20 years ago, but the company still retains some of the industry’s most iconic characters and beloved classic catalogs. That explains why Sega decided to put resources toward an all-new initiative it’s calling Sega Forever. Announced earlier this morning, Sega Forever is the new banner with which the publisher will reissue games from its backlog on iOS and Android, starting with five titles to be released tomorrow in the US. A new title every two weeks after that, and every game will start out free, with players having the option to turn off advertising forever with a $1.99 in-app purchase.

The first five Sega Forever games are Genesis titles: Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Altered Beast, Kid Chameleon, and Phantasy Star II. But Sega doesn’t want to stop there. “I’ve got two decades worth of classic gaming content,” says Mike Evans, Sega’s chief marketing officer and development lead on Sega Forever. “Everything as far back as the SG 1000 Mark I through to Master System, Game Gear, Genesis, Saturn, and Dreamcast.”


I probably have Phantasy Star II in two or three different formats already, and yet my immediate thought was 'OH I NEED TO BUY PHANTASY STAR II'. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this and will probably end up jamming my tablet with Sega goodness. Especially when they get to Saturn stuff, since that's the generation I really missed and picking up back-catalogue Saturn stuff has been really difficult. I really only have about a dozen games for the system and that's including imports.

Rokudenashi

Jun. 21st, 2017 10:34 pm
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 Today is what I call Anime Finishing Week, in which all or most of my airing anime will now finish this week. Most anime will have at most 12-13 episodes, and, well, we've reached that week. I've already finished Attack on Titan Season 2, and intend to finish 6 animes in total this week.

Last night, I finished: Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records.

It's a reasonably good show, and I really loved it when it first started. It had a great magic system, some awesome characters, a good plot, and even some great fight scenes! Really good stuff. The soundtrack was one of my favourite of the anime airing for that season.

Unfortunately, this did not last, because this show rushed things like hell.

I mean, those who had read the manga could tell that major backstories were completely cut out. Entire chains of events that should have been spread out to a few episodes, were covered in 12 minutes. It was mad. It got worse towards the end. Even so, I still found it enjoyable. It was a bit stupid when they introduced the final villain literally halfway through the last episode!!

Today, I was also hoping to finish another anime, one that I was pleasantly surprised with. Except it's not been subbed.
Well, it better be, because otherwise I'll have to resort to watching Naruto fillers.

</writer's lament>

Jun. 20th, 2017 08:34 pm
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[personal profile] merikuru
This icon is currently Very Descriptive of my attitude towards my muses today.

Why won't they just quit with the expository banter and get to the snu snu already?

Especially you, Narihira. Geez. I at least expect it from Teika...

Whee!

Jun. 20th, 2017 02:01 pm
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[personal profile] merikuru
It's time for [personal profile] luxken27's Summer Mini Challenge again!

(oh god what am I doing when I still have to do my [community profile] 15kinks table)

Table 4
midnight
eyes
worry
hollow
coolly
Progress: 0/5
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[personal profile] kalloway
Also, I'm going to need at least two boxes to pack up notebooks just from the dresser. Which are all blank notebooks.
[personal profile] kalloway
I'm just going to show myself out.

Yes.

Jun. 19th, 2017 09:18 pm
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[personal profile] merikuru
You know you're a writer when: your everyday conversation consists of things such as "what do decomposing bodies actually smell like?" and this isn't actually for nefarious purposes.

(And then my mum cheerfully suggested going to a body farm to smell it in person and I just about cried from laughing so hard.)

Of course this isn't actually relevant to the writing I ought to be doing, but never mind that.

Note to self

Jun. 24th, 2017 01:01 pm
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To-write list, June 2016

Finish final edits on [community profile] stargate_summer finished and ready to post
1 - Finish [community profile] satedan_grabass Ronon/John fic
2 - Finish 'Jack making Daniel lose his words' Jack/Daniel PWP
3 - Finish Sam/Janet erotic dreams
4 - Write McShep first kiss
5 - Write Lorne/Cam 'good boy' for [personal profile] charlies_dragon ([community profile] kink_bingo square 'obedience')
6 - Write Sam kissing an excited and Danieling Daniel ([community profile] genprompt_bingo square 'anticipation')
7 - Finish Daniel shapeshifter AU before [personal profile] phantisma kills me ded
8 - Finish 'John/Cam Atlantis snuggle'
9 - Write Sam/Janet leather
10 - Write Joe/David, downtime between scenes

Getting back into my routine

Jun. 19th, 2017 07:10 am
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I've been feeling crappy and low recently, and I'm pretty sure one of the reasons why is that I'm so out of my routine that it's ridiculous. I know it's not the only reason but it's definitely one of the factors. So here we are, Monday morning. I'm up, showered and dressed. I'm ready for the day so lets get on with posting The Morning Wibble )

Plans for tonight involve going for a walk, doing a load of laundry and catching up on dishes. I also need to cook and prepare tomorrow's packup. And work on the (hopefully final) edits for my [community profile] stargate_summer fic.

But for now? I go to the work
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Arcane Academy Fight (2/2)


Been a while since I updated. Problem is, I'm not really sure what to say half the time. Keeping an account of my daily battles with my mental health is a bit boring for everyone, really. I was lucky enough to get to go and see Wonder Woman for a second time, and that was just fun. I have the First World Problem of the merchandise for the movie being a bit thin on the ground in my distribution area, but I'm hoping that I might be able to find the Steve Trevor action figure to go with my Diana.

Going to London at the beginning of July. Well, the 6th till the 12th. Going down by train which is always a nice way to do it. Might not be as fast as the plane, but it's definitely a lot less hassle. We've got a decent deal for a hotel as well, and the train tickets were amazingly priced. (Seriously, I will never not be pleased when I think of the discount we got.) With everything that's going on in London at the moment, the Mum is a little worried about going down. I mean, not so much the marches and demonstrations outside Parliament, more the fact that the Tories are trying to make deals with the DUP. We have family in Northern Ireland and... let's just say we all had the exact same look of horror when we first heard about this.

The weather's been nice lately. Warm, but we're getting a breeze with it. We weren't at first and then it rained for like three days and now we have a breeze. Just got to keep an eye, the breeze makes you think it's not as hot as it is and that's not a good thing.

Um... nothing else new, really. I got Netflix so I've been watching a lot of old Mock the Week on that. Life's pretty boring, tbh. Hope everyone's doing well.

Attack on Titan

Jun. 17th, 2017 06:38 pm
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Well, I just finished Season 2 of Attack on Titan. It was...eh, it was decent. I just didn't feel the same wow factor as I got when watching through Season 1. And Season 1 I watched about a year after it had already aired. Season 2, I watched whilst it was airing. I should have felt more for what was going on, but I didn't.




I won't spoil anything that happens, because to be honest Tumblr already spoiled most of the show and the continuing manga for me approximately 4 years ago.
I think the most irritating thing is that it only has 12 episodes.

I mean, what?
You just produced one of the most popular animes in nearly a decade. Your anime has become mainstream. A decent plot, kick-ass soundtrack, tons of realistic characters (kinda, although I can't stand Eren), awesome battle scenes, copious backstory, tragedy, violence, some great world-building over a world which has been brought to the edge of ruin...

And you respond by making us wait for 2-3 years before doing a second season? A season with only 12 episodes??
Like, the hype has already died down by now. I just wasn't very impressed. We got some new stuff happening, some really awesome developments and plot twists. We also got more screentime for secondary characters which would have otherwise been ignored. Unfortunately, it bit into the screentime of other, better characters.

I just feel it could have been better. 12 episodes wasn't enough for this. I ended up giving it a mediocre 9/10, instead of...
...oh wait, that's what I gave the first season. Never mind.

I am happy, however, that a season 3 has already been put into motion for last year! Well, I fucking hope so.

Like how BBC Sherlock made us wait so many years for Season 3 to come out.
(Yes, I know Martin Freeman was busy filming the Hobbit films at the time and they decided to wait for him.)
But I'm not going to talk about that, I'm not into Sherlock anymore. The whole enterprise is highly silly. Here's looking at you, Benedict Cucundering Cumberling Cockering Batch.

Whee!

Jun. 12th, 2017 04:15 pm
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[personal profile] merikuru
MY ARM IS FREEEEEEEEE. \o/

Removable splint for (at least) four weeks, exercises every couple hours, but hey, we're on the home stretch now. I can wash my hands again. I can properly bathe again. Do you have any idea how much I want to soak my arm in a warm bath? No. No, you do not. And I will do that tonight.

Honestly shocked at how good my wrist feels though - even with the Ow Fuck It Why Must You Do This when I do some of the exercises (this is normal, it will fade) it's so much better than before surgery. So much better. The scar looks nice too; it's going to be just as nearly unnoticeable as my ankle scars, I think. Approved.

In other news, I have been thoroughly devoured by AkaSeka, which I admit is mostly due to the fact that I managed to pull this lovely man from the gacha. C'mon, he's a poet who's obsessed with beauty and voiced by Sakurai Takahiro. How could I NOT want? It's just going to drive me nuts trying to translate the poetry...

I sort of want to be excited that the new FFXIV expansion drops in eight days but...no. *sighs* At this point I'm not sure if I'm still on extended hiatus or if I've actually quit. So many of my FC are doing the same, so idk, not much to go back to...

Also, I have coffee. Not that anyone cares much. But it's delicious.

The Sunday Wibble-a-thon

Jun. 11th, 2017 09:57 am
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My body still hates me. I'd just recovered from Collectormania last weekend when I toddled up to Manchester on Friday to see Raintown. It was a nightmare drive - took me something like three and a half hours in stop-start traffic to do 80odd miles. I was hurting when I got there.

There were a few tables and chairs at the sides of the venue, so I grabbed one and sat down. Fully intending on being a good hurting llama. I sat for the support act, Robbie Kavanagh. Quite liked him. Accidentally heckled him. Must get his CD.

Raintown... well, I managed to sit for like half the intro and I was on my feet. Me, Gwen and George ignoring the fact everyone else was being boring and sitting. We were on our feet, front stage centre, dancing and rocking out.
I mean I was with my sticks but both P&C were frowning at me. (And I had been sitting ith them in the chippy like half hour earlier taking painkillers cos my knees hurt so, um...) To be fair, I only managed to stay up for maybe 4 songs? And then I had to get George to grab a chair. Which stayed at front centre and I was chair dancing. Their music just isn't... sit still and listen, y'know?

They LOVED the Superman bib I got for Alba-Rose. Paul even took a wee video and made me say hi to the camera so it's probably gonna be on the Manchester vlog *headdesk* I spent a lovely couple of hours with them both pre and post gig. I kinda love those two... can't wait for Brighton!

I have so many gig flails I could just ramble about but at the same time, I don't want to sound like one of those fans. It's just that they're my friends as well, y'know?
We have the kind of friendship where I sit with Claire and we're talking about Paul's ass *giggles*

So yeah, this weekend is legs up and rest. Prescription opiates are my friend. I think my plan for today will basically involve catching up on the last couple of episodes of NCIS, LA and NO (and my flist!). And Netflix thinks I should watch a 2015 Lucas Till movie called The Curse Of Drowners Cove. Kavan Smith's new Hallmark movie premiered last night so hopefully, I'll be able to acquire that soon too! :D
OH, and I need to finish the edits to my [community profile] stargate_summer fic!

First things first though, breakfast and a long overdue Sunday Wibble-A-Thon )

... is it me, or was that a little Flanigan heavy? LOL

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