30-music meme: day 24

Jun. 24th, 2017 06:27 pm
taichara: (Close Your Eyes)
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24 - a song by a band you wish were still together

Cinderella -- Don't Know What You've Got (Till It's Gone) )

(this is a cheat because they still tour occasionally, but there's been no new albums since 1994 so tpphht)

Fiction: Call To Arms

Jun. 24th, 2017 09:28 am
taichara: (Desert's Jewelbox -- mail)
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Title: Call To Arms
Setting: Godfire
Wordcount: 834
Characters: Cherry Alamak, (Aisha Polaris)
Notes: For [community profile] tic_tac_woe, prompt "space war"
Summary: Nephele's scattered colony-nations must hang together, or surely simply hang.

Well, there sure was no going back now, was there )

Fiction: The Serpent, The Chalice

Jun. 24th, 2017 09:28 am
taichara: (Desert's Jewelbox -- mail)
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Title: The Serpent, The Chalice
Setting: Godfire
Wordcount: 542
Characters: Julian Boreas
Notes: For [community profile] tic_tac_woe, prompt "perfection/immortality achieved"
Summary: Temptation falls in Julian's path ...

'Damn it ...' )

Fiction: First Blood

Jun. 24th, 2017 09:28 am
taichara: (Desert's Jewelbox -- mail)
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Title: First Blood
Setting: Godfire
Wordcount: 580
Characters: Julian Boreas, Altair Terra
Notes: For [community profile] tic_tac_woe, prompt "mass migration"
Summary: The first targets barely managed to flee; and many failed regardless.


Everything was fire )

survival tactics

Jun. 23rd, 2017 09:24 am
taichara: (Maya)
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If I'm going to see the other side of the weekend, let alone any part of the upcoming week, I need to upend my work backpack and start over because I need to take as many of my most beloved dead people with me to work as I can.

30-music meme: day 23

Jun. 23rd, 2017 09:22 am
taichara: (Asimov - Voltaic Chains)
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23 - a song you think everyone should listen to

Sixx:A.M. -- Prayers For The Damned )

fucking seriously.

Jun. 22nd, 2017 06:35 pm
taichara: (juggling rageballs)
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In a stunning example of fuck this life, the past week exactly has been a non-stop cavalcade of training a goddamn idiot with no warning given (who then proceeded to turn out to be a lying bastard, and gone as of today), ridiculously long shifts, dealing with edgelords and other aggravations on the internet, and literally being on watch for 48 fucking hours waiting to see if the phone would ring at any time and drag me kicking and screaming back to work on my time off.

And now? Now I'm eating four 12-hr shifts back to back, with literally no idea when I might get another night off after those, and eventually another trainee.

Lovely. It'll go well with the (stress-)sick that bloomed to life overnight, I've already gone from 'throat hotspot' to 'congestion and likely fever' (and ask me how much I actually slept).

Oh, and the fucking leak that's had damage to the living room ceiling that hasn't been looked at in weeks? Of course they're coming tomorrow. Of course.
taichara: (on little cat feet)
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New York Toy Fair 2017 - New Transformers Cartoon In 2018, Potentially G1 Inspired

It's true this dates all the way back to early spring, but I (for various of reasons) am generally behind on stretches of TF gossip these days.

I also find the use of that art interesting -- and feel it would be more than a little odd to use such overtly "G1"-styled art as simple placeholders in this day and age, the way the article describes. But we'll see, I guess?

Don't know just how likely a new but G1-styled cartoon would actually be, but I'd take it in a heartbeat. It'd be a chance for a new twist on the original, and I could possibly see characters I haven't seen in action in bloody decades.

Time will tell?

30-music meme: day 22

Jun. 22nd, 2017 09:39 am
taichara: (Shining Thing)
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22 - a song that moves you forward

Sixx: A.M. -- Rise )

Another DA canon in the books

Jun. 21st, 2017 11:55 pm
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It's been a week for finishing video games; first ME:A, and now this. I've been slowly working on a Qunari mage Inquisitor, Nazlin Adaar since about ten minutes after I finished up my Trevelyan warrior playthrough, and I wrapped her up through Trespasser yesterday. She is easily my favorite Inquisitor so far: fun and snarky, thoughtful and caring, and I loved playing out the Josephine romance with her.

I went into this playthrough with three goals in mind, besides the obvious ones of seeing how the game plays out for a Qunari and with a mage, and wrapping up my Garrett Hawke's canon: 1) an F/F romance; 2) seeing a different outcome at the Winter Palace (both of my previous Inquisitors put the same person on the throne); and 3) befriending Solas, something that neither my Cadash nor my Trevelyan remotely managed. Other than that, I let Nazlin make all her own decisions, which may be why I enjoyed her so much.

It was a fairly light playthrough, all things considered -- I didn't quite finish Jaws of Hakkan (even with difficulty turned down to Casual, it was clear that I was never beating the final boss with the team I wanted), didn't even start Descent, and left a lot of the optional areas only half explored. And I'm okay with that, considering how little bearing most of the sidequests, even the major ones, have on the outcome. Even the ones that are interesting for their own sake tend not to differ from Inquisitor to Inquisitor. I doubt I will ever play a thorough game again, which is kind of too bad, but I feel like that's the best way to feel like I'm seeing different stories each time: concentrate on the content that can change.

Next up is DA2, where I will continue Loral Mahariel's universe. I started that game awhile back and got a little into Act 1 (meeting Merrill and her clan). This Hawke is a female mage, mostly aggressive so far but with a side of snark; I want her to romance Isabela, but otherwise I don't have much of a concept for her yet. That will set up my elf Inquisitor, probably my first male, probably to romance Dorian or maybe Cassandra. Since Loral was my Morrigan romance, I'm pretty much dying to see that play out in DAI, but I do need to get through DA2 first. It'll be nice to get back into that story -- it's been quite awhile.

30-music meme: day 21

Jun. 21st, 2017 09:22 am
taichara: (darkened knight)
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21 - a favourite song with a person's name in the title

Aerosmith -- Janie's Got A Gun )

Ys: Ark of Napisthim - thoughts etc

Jun. 21st, 2017 06:47 am
batman: Adol Christin from the Ys series (towards the dawn)
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I finished Ys VI: Ark of Napisthim, a word that I continue to struggle to spell despite spending several hours reading it.

Ys: Ark of AUGH DASH-JUMPS ARE THE WORST )

Well, next up is The Strangest Journey, Ys Seven, and sitting down and playing the Caligula Effect because I have been trying to move it on for a month now.
coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
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Canon: Final Fantasy IX
Pairing: Amarant Coral/Freya Crescent
Canon Level: Teammates

I have capital-o Opinions on Freya and the canonical end to her character arc. Suffice it to say that I do not agree with it, and that my preference for Freya with Amarant shares a common cause with my dislike of her with Fratley but isn't the reason for my dislike by itself. But Freya and Amarant were built up by the game! Sparks practically flew the first time they met, and they had that nice scene outside the auction house where Amarant opened up to Freya, and then they worked together to defeat the Fire Shrine. They had an understanding between them, warrior-to-warrior. Amarant respected Freya, probably liked her company and cared for her well-being. Freya got Amarant, something not many other people did, because I think she saw something of herself in him. I really, truly believe they would have been great together.

Suggested reading:
If I Win by [archiveofourown.org profile] runicmagitek
Alone by [fanfiction.net profile] Andrivette
Parlor Tricks by [archiveofourown.org profile] Wallwalker
Rebuild by Anonymous

Yet Moar about houses

Jun. 20th, 2017 09:24 am
darthneko: Stargate Atlantis Zelenka ([fandom] eureka!)
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Ok! The house saga continues!!

In the last installment I was fed up with the runaround on the private sale by owner of the house we're currently in. So I contacted a realtor and we started looking around. TDLR - I'm writing a small novel wall of text about everything that happened this weekend. )

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