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Kingdom Hearts 1.5 - thoughts etc.

Feb. 23rd, 2019 07:30 pm
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Guess who finished Kingdom Hearts 1.5 today! Kingdom Hearts 1.5 is a compilation of Kingdom Hearts (the first game), Chain of Memories and 358/2 Days. It's a weird choice for a compilation, because while it's in chronological order of the story, it's not in release order. Consequently, the games assume that I know things I really don't, causing me to probably have a very different reaction to things than intended. Still, SE chose to release it this way, and therefore that's their problem.

Remember, Sora. You are the one who will open the door to the light. )

Last post: Xenosaga 1! I will also be playing Kingdom Hearts 2.5, so if I die, know that I died how I lived, utterly bewildered about this series.

Lloyd Penney Lends a Hand

Feb. 23rd, 2019 09:00 am
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Posted by Mike Glyer

By John Hertz:  Trying to catch up with your fanzine reading, for Hugo Awards nomination or otherwise? Lloyd Penney, who sees lots of fanzines and sends letters of comment widely, made a chart of fanzines he saw and locced (as … Continue reading

Star Trek: Discovery 2.06

Feb. 23rd, 2019 09:40 am
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In which the most insane plan since Archer thought evolution was destiny is executed on a Star Trek show.

Read more... )

The Favourite.

Feb. 23rd, 2019 12:16 am
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I've enjoyed following Oscar nominees in the past - if you're blissfully ignorant of the terrible people in Hollywood who are nominated, watching all the Best Picture nominees and picking a (heh) favourite is a lot of fun. But I don't like being ignorant, so hearing what I've heard about people being Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody, to name just two, means I don't have much stomach to watch the show anymore, much less the full slate of nominees.

So I'm just watching what I want to see and I haven't heard terrible things about (either in the movie or behind the scenes). Black Panther was my first watch, and I could definitely stand a rewatch. I might get to Roma in the next week or two. Tonight, I watched The Favourite.

Spoilers. Talk of abuse, both fictional and alleged*. )

(*"Alleged" is one of those things people add to avoid legal action draped in the term "libel" thrown their way. You can say truth is subjective. You can also say that people who speak the truth directly are punished for it. Neither are wrong.)

The British-Irish Dialect Quiz

Feb. 23rd, 2019 08:50 am
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George and I spent a good half hour being entertained by the NY Times British-Irish Dialect Quiz. The quiz managed to pin us both down to the specific part of Scotland we were both raised in which is pretty cool!

Check it out!

Daily Happiness

Feb. 23rd, 2019 12:38 am
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1. We had super simple, super delicious mozzarella, basil, and tomato sandwiches for dinner tonight. Last night we were watching someone on youtube making mozzarella and that got us thinking about it, and then this morning when Carla went to Costco they had mozzarella samples, so she bought some and bought the other stuff and some super tasty crusty bread and we are definitely going to have to do that again soon. (Still have tomatoes and cheese, so just need more basil and bread.)

2. I feel very accomplished about all the manga I posted today! (Though formatting posts and getting everything up actually took a lot larger chunk of my day than I would have liked it to.)

3. Ignore the dirty mirror and just focus on the cutie Chloe! XD

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Title: Koi-iji: Love Glutton
Original Title: こいいじ (Koiiji)
Author: Shimura Takako
Publisher: Kiss
Category: Josei
Genre: Slice of Life, Romance
Status in Japan: 10 volumes, complete
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Fugacious Fella
More Info: Baka Updates
Read Online: MangaDex

Summary: 31-year-old Mame has been in love with her childhood friend Souta ever since she can remember. Despite multiple rejections, her love has stayed constant. It's become a habit more than anything, but is it one she'll ever be able to break and get on with her life?

Chapter Summary: Yu has all sorts of feelings when she hears that not only are Mame and Kawada-san on an overnight trip together, but they're thinking about getting married.



Chapter 39: It Could Happen to You

Everyone knew, nobody actually cared

Feb. 22nd, 2019 10:45 pm
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Everyone *knew*. For decades. But anyone who could have stopped him, none of them actually cared.

Most of the celebrities, performers, industry executives, and politicians who are today saying "finally", they are merely grandstanding. They didn't care then, and they don't actually care now.

The people who did his accounting, his paperwork, his marketing, his bookings, his promotion, his publicity, his lawyering, the people who were executives, managers, and creatives at his labels, they all knew. And they didn't actually care, as long as the money was flowing and the good times were rolling.

There were people who bought his music. Lots and lots of people. The people who who bought his music, who went to his shows, they knew, and they didn't care.

R Kelly is not the sickness of one sick man. He is the sickness of the tens of thousands of people who took his money, and the sickness of the tens of millions of people who gave him money. 

[sketches &c.]

Feb. 22nd, 2019 11:44 pm
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Thanks again to [personal profile] eller for the markers, which have given me the gift of paying more attention to values! XD

Today's Starfinder session was very productive for drawing! I have been playing with the idea of doing a small hexarchate art zine so I figured why not take a stab at some art.



Calendrical rot.

I have to thank (a) The Non-Designer's Design Book (especially the material on alignment) and (b) Jay Edidin for helping me think about ways to incorporate text into art. Jay pointed out to me (when I admired his hand lettering, which is amazing) that since I draw, hand lettering is basically drawing letterforms. Which sounds really obvious put that way but I hadn't thought of it!

This second one I penciled during the game session and finished inking at home:



Captain Kel Cheris: The war never ends.

For lagniappe, here are some sketches of [personal profile] telophase's cat Nefer. Drawing her was an interesting challenge because the only cat I draw regularly is Cloud, who is quite differently proportioned. Cloud has a large-ish wedge-shaped head and a short tail with a kink in the end (probably from an injury, the vet tells us), while Nefer has a small head, a long body, and a longer tail proportionally.



Plus assorted other sketches (man) behind cut: Read more... )
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In Aliette de Bodard’s novel, In the Vanishers’ Palace, a young girl is forced by the elders if her village to offer herself to a feared dragon, in return for the dragon’s gift of healing to the daughter of the village leader. Fearful of the worst, Yên finds that the dragon, Vu Côn, wants her as a tutor to her two adopted children, Dan Thông and Dan Liên.

Vu Côn lives in a vast palace, built by a long-gone race called the Vanishers. In Yên and Vu Côn’s world, the Vanishers once ruled the world, humans and spirits such as dragons alike, with a science so advanced that it seemed the highest of magic. But the Vanishers went elsewhere in great ships, and behind them they left chaos - destructive diseases, dangerous artefacts, a world broken and need of healing. Vu Côn, in her own way, is committed to understanding the lost science of the Vanishers, focusing primarily on the horrific genetic diseases they created and unleashed, and trying to undo at least some of the damage they caused.

In a tale that owes something of its origins the the old tale of Beauty and the Beast, there is a strong but unacknowledged attraction between Yên and Vu Côn, but the latter is all too aware of the imbalance of power and shies away from Yên, indeed from all unnecessary contact with her, while Yên is conflicted by her awe and fear of the dragon, and her desire. Yên, meanwhile, learns to work with the children, and navigate the treacherous Vanishers’ palace. But great changes are waiting for all of them.

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Feb. 22nd, 2019 08:54 pm
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So Elf Lord strung three and a half strings on my guitar and then I half-strung a string (which is to say we each took a part, I threaded it through, he pulled it tight and kinked it, etc) and then I strung two strings and now I have a restrung guitar! And a journal in which to note what I used to string it with so if I don't like these strings I can get a bulkier or slinkier size next time. And I can write down notes about the stringing process and hopefully do it all myself. And. I am very pleased with myself.

Also for figuring out that all I really need to do is put on my classic rock playlist which is... um. Damn, almost a full day of music. 23h and 40 minutes. Anyway, all I need to do is put it on shuffle, go through it, and see if the Ultimate Tabs site has it and if so, is the part I want to play the bass line or the lead.

Brain so tired though. I spent most of today feeling faintly dizzy and nauseous and wondering if I was going to be sick. Not helped by the boy commenting that what I felt like, described to him, sounded like when he'd been sick that day. On top of that I really do feel like I did the day after he was sick. Or the day after that, but sometime near enough that I was worrying about coming down with it. And I'd really like to know that it's not going to last into tomorrow and I'll be fine for class but I don't trust it. I'll see in the morning.

I swear I had something else here but then I got distracted writing things and playing guitar and looking up other things in past writings and now it is very late and I am very small and tired and I have no money so you understand the kind of pressure I'm under. Wait. No. Well yes, until I get paid. I should just go to bed.

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