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I think I've mostly seen this meme on Facebook, but others have posted it to Dreamwidth and so will I.

Matchbox 20, Yourself or Someone Like You
Third Eye Blind, Third Eye Blind [although Blue is now my fave of theirs]
Vertical Horizon, Everything You Want
Blink-182, Enema of the State
Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory
Green Day, Dookie
The Starting Line, Say It Like You Mean It
Fall Out Boy, Take This to Your Grave
Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill
New Found Glory, Sticks and Stones

ALSO, I might be showing my youth here, but there are a lot of singles I got a hold of through of through a friend or etc. that were super meaningful to me even if I didn't have the full album. Example, Swing Swing by the All-American Rejects, as well as songs by Dashboard Confessional, Switchfoot, Lifehouse, Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, The Ataris, etc.

Soundtracks were also a massive influence on me, probably moreso than half the albums on this list. These would include Les Miz, Everworld, Spider-Man 2, A Walk to Remember, MOULIN ROUGE, etc.
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[personal profile] bibliofile: Are you watching any broadcast/cable tv these days?

As an overall response, not really, no.
We don't have cable. We do have an antenna, so we get basic channels, but all I ever watch is the PBS NewsHour, an occasional Packers game, and sometimes whatever's on PBS's Masterpiece Theater - looking forward to the premiere of Victoria this Sunday, for example.

Lately, if I'm watching TV, it's either through Netflix or Crunchyroll [the latter is basically Netflix for anime].

On Netflix, I recently watched The Crown. I'm still stalled through episodes of Jessica Jones because I find the show very intense and difficult for me to watch. [Whereas Daredevil goes really quickly because I find Charlie Cox VERY ATTRACTIVE.] Antoine and I have been watching Star Trek: The Next Generation together, very slowly. I'm also intermittent on the Pokemon anime series, Futurama, and probably some things I'm forgetting.

As for anime, last season I kept current with Yuri!!! on Ice and Sound! Euphonium, and then "Miss Bernard Says" at the end. I'm pretty behind on March Comes in Like a Lion, but trying to catch up now that it's in its second cour. I'm annoyed that Netflix got hold of Little Witch Academia, because now we have to wait until it's over before Netflix will drop the whole season in one go.
Other shows I intend to return to from last season include Izetta the Last Witch, Flip Flappers, Classicaloid, and Ninja Girl & Samurai Master.
Shows more than one season old that I'm working on are the third season of Sailor Moon Crystal, Love! Live! season 2, Record of Lodoss War [seeing if the VHS tapes are worth the shelf space!].
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[personal profile] jesse_the_k asked for, "A bold decision you made, and then regretted, and then walked back, and survived."

I've had a really hard time with this one, and I think that I have finally figured out why. I don't think I've ever walked back a bold/big decision that I've made.

Once I've committed to something, I'll go through hell to get that shit done.
Maybe I shouldn't? lol.
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[personal profile] glass_icarus wrote, "Favorite female characters and why you love them? Any fandom :)"

Not only is she half of my all-time favorite ship (Pezberry), but Santana is a sass-queen and a great singer to boot.
If you fell off the Glee wagon early (I certainly would not blame you), Santana was initially a sidekick character to Dianna Agron's white/blonde Quinn Fabray. Santana almost always appeared with Brittany, but it was usually Santana making the devastating one-liners as well as their characters' decisions. Because the show almost always presented Santana together with Brittany, they first presented a potential sexual relationship as a non-sequitur in a multi-party phone conversation - a joke that worked because of the other characters' surprised reactions.
But Naya Rivera wanted the camera on her at all times, and her background reactions in the choir room and in hallway scenes, usually hilarious as well as on-point, led her to bigger storylines, in part because she was one of the strongest actors on the show. [I'd say second only to Cory Monteith.] Her relationship with Brittany served as an opportunity to explore Santana's sexuality, and Rivera was there able to present a vulnerability that many fans latched on to.

In a show of self-centered teenagers, Santana is the one character who is always willing to GO THERE, to say what no one else will say. This was convenient for writers looking to push a plot forward, as well as viewers seeking vindication. She pointed out plot holes, hypocrisy, and uncomfortable truths. Even when the writing plummeted as the show continuously tried to take itself seriously for representing marginalized teenagers while also excorciating viewers for expecting anything but cutting comedy, Santana Lopez was reliably hilarious.

After having her vulnerability open her up, her character is also one of the few who has a clear progression on the show into self-acceptance and ability to love and care about other people. She learns how to have real, actual friends.

Many fic authors have given her the characterization and storylines that the show-runners never thought she deserved. She is my favorite character to write in A Song is a Weapon, and she's also my favorite character to read in this fandom.

Utena Tenjou [Revolutionary Girl Utena/Shoujo Kakumei Utena]
I'm not sure how accurate the translation was for the first sub I saw of this show, but when relaying the [first version of the] backstory, it said something like, "So impressed was she by him, that she decided to become a prince herself." This BLEW MY MIND. WHOA! A tiny girl gets saved by a prince AND THEREFORE DECIDES TO BECOME A PRINCE HERSELF. WHAT KIND OF AWESOME FUCKERY IS THIS.

Utena. Utena is that awesome. Her pink hair, her refusal to take sass, her tenacity in telling Anthy Himemiya that she's in a fucked up situation and no matter how many other people think it's just fine, it's really not okay.

I want to be Utena. I aspire to her chivalry.

Tifa Lockhart [Final Fantasy VII]
You spend the first half of the game knowing that Tifa's Cloud's childhood friend, but in the second half it's revealed that since before the start of the game she's been holding back the truth and waiting to see what happens because she knows Cloud ought to be dead, and she's not sure if the protag you're playing as is really him, or a clone - if her memories are real, or fake. This reveal is one of the biggest WTF moments in video game history, but it also gives Tifa some real depth that often gets glossed over in FF7 fandom.

In addition to that, she runs her own bar in the Sector 7 slums, and allows it to be the secret headquarters for a terrorist organization dedicated to taking down an environment-destroying corporation that's responsible for the death of her father as well as burning her hometown to the ground.

At the age of 15, she picked up Sephiroth's own sword and tried to get her revenge even though she had to have known there was no way she could succeed. And after that, after recovering from her wounds and re-learning her martial arts skills, she joins AVALANCHE to work on getting revenge in the long-term. She's supportive, she's brave, and at a point of high drama in the game, she chooses to stay by Cloud when he's incapacitated and take a break from saving the world. It's a selfish choice, and I kind of love her for it. She refuses to give up on Cloud's hopeless ass throughout the game. I was first drawn to Tifa because I over-identified with her for falling in love with her childhood friend, but I've stayed a devoted fan because of her complexity and strength.

If you want me to post about something some time this month, leave a comment on this post.
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Stealing this meme from [personal profile] coffeeandink because I keep not knowing what to post about but miss posting here more often.

Ask me about my recent media, if you'd like.
You can see my most recently watched anime here, although it only goes 3 weeks back. I keep my MyAnimeList account VERY up to date, though, so my 'Watching' list is always current.
I log my books here at my Goodreads account.
There's also whatever I've been posting about lately on [ profile] ribbonknight or [ profile] ribbonknight, what I've added to my pinboard account at [ profile] ribbonknight, or my still-languishing but still constantly-thought-about epic Glee fanfiction. Ask me whatever.

Spoiler: Sometimes I fail at fulfilling/completing these, but I am still hopeful/gonna try.

You don’t have to be following me or ever have commented to request a topic.
Feel free to suggest multiple topics/dates.
Feel free to just leave a topic and no date. I’ll fill it in.

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[personal profile] owlmoose: The Bujold Vorkosigan Saga books, which you appear to be reading now.
[personal profile] littlebutfierce: Post about how you do your bullet journal stuff!
[personal profile] oyceter: What interesting things did you learn as a page? Or other nitty-gritty local politics stuff.
[personal profile] sasha_feather: horseback riding
[personal profile] wintercreek: Tell us about a place you enjoy visiting
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Letter meme, via [personal profile] liseuse, who gave me "E."

Something I hate: Elections, lately. Nothing but bad news in Wisconsin, and the ideas our esteemed governor keeps churning out are so absurd that even GOP legislators have been releasing negative statements. I can only hope that some of them will have the gall to stand up and amend some of this crap.

Something I love: Employment? There's the intangible thing of having health care coverage and decent benefits, as well as a good salary. I also love my job. There are so many things to learn, and I'm surrounded by so many intelligent people. I feel engaged, and like I am growing. In the mornings, I am almost always eager to go to work.

Somewhere I've been: Eagle River. A town up in northern Wisconsin. This is one of the places my parents and I would drive when we were Up North for two weeks every summer, when we got bored.

Somewhere I'd like to go: England. I've read so many books taking place there that I feel like I just really should before I die, you know?

Someone I know: There's an E who's a new coworker with whom I get along pretty well. Yesterday she was having heartburn, so I shared one of my papaya enzyme pills, and she was kind of astounded by how well it worked.

A film I like: Ever After. My friends and I watched this so often at sleepovers that I'm pretty confident I could quote the whole thing.

If you would like a letter just ask in the comments!


Aug. 29th, 2014 11:51 am
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Accidentally let my DW account lapse, SO THIS IS NOT MY IDEAL ICON.
[don't pay to renew for me! I have the $$ and will do it when back from work/Up North]

Via [personal profile] rilina. You can tell a lot about a person from their music. Hit shuffle on your iPod, MP3 Player, etc. and put the first 10 songs! One rule, no skipping! Tag 10 people and pass it on!

1. Down With the Trumpets - Rizzle Kicks [on here via Teen Wolf complete season 2 playlist from 8tracks]
2. LA Song - Christian Kane
3. Stay and Defend - Wolf Gang
4. Angel of Music - Sarah Brightman [Phantom soundtrack]
5. Mama Who Bore Me - Lea Michele [Spring Awakening soundtrack]
6. Singing in the Rain/Umbrella - Glee cast, feat. Gwyneth Paltrow
7. The Small Print - Muse
8. 707 Goshitsu - NANA OST
9. Lucky - Bif Naked
10. Ready Aim Fire - Imagine Dragons

I am also not tagging, but participate if you feel so inclined.
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from [personal profile] jesse_the_k - "Your fashion role models, influencers, cheerleaders, or hell the worst pair of shoes you've ever owned."

I'm having a hard time with this one because I don't feel like I have a personal style. I spent most of high school in jeans and hoodies. Since being an unpaid intern, I've had to build up a wardrobe of business casual, but I don't consider it very fashionable.

I have a hard time finding things that fit me. Until Torrid opened in Green Bay, I couldn't find any lace/nice florals (which I've liked forever) in a size that actually accommodated my bust.

I hate clothes shopping because as a kid I spent a lot of time being unable to fit into things I wanted, unable to shop in all the stores my friends did.

I don't know about role models - I like seeing what Lea Michele is wearing, or Olivia Pope on Scandal. A few other celebrities. But none of these people share my body type, so idk that I'd say I try to copy their fashion.
I guess probably other women in my life - my sister and cousins-in-law & cousins are good at putting together outfits, as are most of the women I work with.
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This is the first post in the "you generate my content" meme. I still need more suggestions, b t w. Feel free to suggest multiple topics.
Also, I lock just about all of the posts I write about my personal life, but I'm going to see how many of the posts in this meme I can post unlocked.

[personal profile] j00j asked for religious community, as in community of laypeople moreso than a religious order or etc. This post meanders a lot & I'm not sure I addressed what you wanted me to, so sorry ^^;;;

Back in high school, a woman at the church named Carrie took my friend Ryan, my friend Heather's sister Rachel, & a dude named Andy who was in another school system on a trip to a place called St. Meinrad in Indiana. St. Meinrad is a Benedictine monastery, & they had a liturgical youth conference every year.
The four of them came back & wanted to start performing youth liturgies. Some of my friends & a few other intelligent/talented people joined a group that we self-dubbed, for lack of a better term, Youth Liturgy.
We planned masses: the music, who did the readings, etc. We wrote the petitions.
We acted out the gospel. We delivered homilies ourselves or assisted the priests in delivering them (and when local Catholics called out this practice in the diocesan newspaper, I wrote letters back).
For Pentecost one year, we lit the baptismal font on fire. For Palm Sunday, we did stuff from Jesus Christ Superstar.
We made programs, and two members would draw art for the covers. I still have some of Jenny's up on my bulletin board - they were beautiful.

For the music, Carrie's son Matt led us, & the choir we created was called "Youth Liturgy."
The liturgies themselves were great. We'd close every mass by singing "Carry Your Candle" & walking out with candles.

But we did other stuff, too.
I met with our youth minister & two older/slightly more popular kids to try & create a youth group that met weekly. We called ourselves "The Quest."
We cleaned out the youth space & tried to get more of it.
I went to St. Meinrad myself one summer, and Lindsey/Ryan/I went to Notre Dame another summer for a different conference.
We had mission trips in Washington, DC and in Milwaukee, which focused on doing work (and not evanglization).
When the people in my grade (the biggest % of youth liturgy people - me, Lindsey, Jennifer, Heather, Kristy, etc.) graduated, we had a retreat at the Abbey, which was really nice.

We infiltrated a bunch of the standing committees in our parish so that our concerns would be heard. I don't remember what anybody else joined, but mine was the Worship Committee, which controled the art/environment aspects of church - banners, cloths used on the altar, whether the lady who was slightly off the deep end could put up her bigass picture of the Divine Mercy.

It's hard to describe what made this group special. A large chunk of people were already my friends (and joined b/c I joined first).
Some people (Carrie, Tom, Colin, etc.) were people I respected the hell out of, & still do.
Matt's suicide undoubtedly tied us in a way that only tragedy can.
But mostly, we just talked, about everything. It's a fine balance, in talking about faith, needing to be creative together, sometimes acting with one another, etc.
People were excited to come to our masses.
I didn't realize until later what a big deal being permitted to be involved in delivering the homilies actually was.

Putting it all together like this, it was sort of a how-to on getting involved in a bureaucratic structure & forcing it to listen to a group of people who felt ignored.
When I go to mass now, every aspect of the liturgy makes me think about the time I spent with my friends, our own preferences for different aspects of the liturgy, etc.

In college, I attended mass at St. Paul's at the campus end of State Street. Almost my first day there I met James, some kind of liturgical minister who also sang well. He took me out for dinner at Chin's one night, and after telling him all about Youth Liturgy, I agreed to write the intercessions for weekend masses - I did this weekly for all four years.
While living in the dorms my first two years, I walked to church with Paul, a guy I was friends with from high school. Paul and I disagreed on almost every aspect of the liturgy - he'd prefer mass be said in Latin with the priest facing away from the pews. Still, we had a similar sense of humor and had to try hard to not smirk at one another when things went wrong during mass.

In the second two years at St. Paul's, a committee was formed so that disparate groups of people responsible for different parts of mass could meet and talk - thus, I was invited.
This was my first time meeting people other than James.
I don't remember the controversies or topics discussed, except that I felt like an outsider. These people's entire social lives revolved around St. Paul's, and mine didn't.
Everyone else's opinion of me solidified when I expressed my opinion about lector training, which Paul and I had just gone through. (I liked reading aloud.) I said that I had felt turned off by our trainers talking about their personal faith relationships with God - I had come to be trained, not for a spiritual retreat. The training was very long due to this, and I had homework to do.
I phrased my feedback as nicely as possible, but I could tell I'd hurt this girl's feelings. Since everyone else was friends with her, I felt like people were pretty cold toward me after that.

I know that I would have been able to speak frankly at Youth Liturgy about something like this. I do like talking about faith with people when I expect to do it.
But yeah. I need people who think about what they're doing and are willing to talk about aspects of the liturgy/trainings/whatever that they take for granted. This is a thing that often disappoints me in most groups of people, though.

After college, I defriended most of these people on Facebook over the next couple years due to their semi-evangelical and/or misinformed political posts.

While living in my efficiency on Hancock Street, I attended St. Patrick's downtown. I tried attending a Catholic feminism group, which is thoroughly documented in this post.
The group of women weren't actually feminists. I eventually left that parish because the priest is about as conservative as our bishop.
Even while I still identified pro-life, I found his constant homilies on abortion insufferable.

I now drive across the city to attend mass in a parish that feels - in its 1970s construction and homillies - like my home parish did when I was in high school [it doesn't feel home-like THERE any more because of the crappy priests they've gotten lately]. I peruse the bulletin whenever I'm there, but all activities surround food.
There's a chronic pain group in which I'd been interested, but they meet during the work day.
I'm leery of making friends - would they be judgmental upon finding out I live with my non-Christian boyfriend?
I also ignored it for a couple years while learning to cope with chronic pain and a few spin-offs from that.
I feel like I have my shit together now, though, so I'm still looking.
I've been considering seeing about volunteering at the Catholic Multicultural Center, which my parish now runs after the bishop abruptly and inexplicably cut funds and shut it down.

There are other things I'd like to look into more, too, like Call to Action, etc.

Overall...I'm really lucky to have had the community I did growing up in my church - the circles of friends I had in general growing up, I know that I'm really lucky.

I'm still trying to find ways to recreate that now.
It's more difficult when you're older and aware of politics, etc. In high school, most of the Catholic-esque politics went over my head.

And amusingly now, most of us who were in Youth Liturgy together have pretty radical beliefs about the Church, and are mildly "heretical" in our thoughts on social teachings, etc.

Since the point of this post is to be part of a user-content-generated meme, I'm going to say that I'm more open to questions than usual.
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Via a significant % of my friendslist...

Pick a date below & give me a topic to write about.

Days of the month, on which I'll write the topics as they come in )
laceblade: Santana and Rachel of Glee, walking down the hallway singing "I Kissed a Girl." (Glee: Pezberry)
[ profile] wintercreek wrote me a Pezberry fic.
Those cunning folk use any means to achieve their ends
Pezberry PWP, facilitated by Lauren Zizes's interest in sex tapes. Explicit. 2050 words.

[personal profile] staranise is having a spin on usual love memes. It's here, & you're supposed to comment about things that people have made, or done. I started a thread for myself here.

And because I feel really self-conscious about that one (I haven't made or done anythingggggg), I'll link again to the thread I made for myself on [personal profile] dingsi's traditional love meme.

[personal profile] the_andy posted instructions on how to make onigiri for me ("or whoever") here in this post. I NEED TO MAKE ONIGIRI?! Umeboshi is super expensive, though, & I wish I could try a single umeboshi to see whether it causes reflux!
I have some vegan mayo & tuna to try, but it might be a while before I get the energy to try. I've felt pretty sick today, like currently the pain is AWFUL. lol!bodies
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So [personal profile] dingsi is having a love meme, and I have made a thread for myself here, if you'd like to comment.
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There's another influx of people coming to Dreamwidth from LiveJournal. In particular, I like the formatting of this friending meme!

LiveJournal DreamWidth
friending meme

<3 Meme

Oct. 23rd, 2012 10:35 am
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[personal profile] littlebutfierce is hosting a love meme.
My thread is here, if you'd like to leave a comment.

[personal profile] dingsi has created an alphabetized index here for easy browsing.
For those too shy to nominate themselves, [personal profile] dingsi has also offered to put your name in for you (anon or not, depending on your preference).

I myself am sometimes hesitant to start new threads in love memes because I know that some people find them more anxious-making than not. So I guess this is to say that if you feel like you need it, I highly recommend starting a thread for yourself. You can start a thread anon or not!anon.

Whether you participate in the love meme or not, just wanted to say that I <3 all of you and I'm always glad to read your comments on my entries.


May. 2nd, 2011 10:40 pm
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9. Tell me about your default icon.

I change default icons all the time, which is why I freak out when WisCon rolls around and I need to pick one by which people can identify me.

This is Satsuki from My Neighbor Totoro, looking for her sister Mei. I think it's a pretty gorgeous icon, I love the grass, the sky, the lighting.

10. Pick 10 random icons from your userpics and tell me about them.

This is from one of the windows at St. Norbert Abbey, icon made by me. Their windows are gorgeous, you can look at pictures of them here, or better yet go there.
The text is what Jesus said when dying on the cross.

I can't figure out if this is official or fanart of Korra, who will be the star of the next animated Avatar series. In the full-version of the image, she's clasping hands with the spirit!Aang - he's the white that's reflected in her eyes.

Icon made by me, art by Japanese fanartist, her site is here. This is Sailor Moon, but in the Princess transformation outfit from the live-action show (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon). Because in this transformation, she gets a fucking sword.

Sailor Venus, mid-transformation sequence. Text says: "Henshin: To change or transform." I like this a lot. Henshin sequences are common in anime series about magical school girls. I also like using it when I'm posting about self-improvement or etc.

From the John Adams mini-series. I loved this mini-series, especially the dude playing Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson (smirking): LOL OUR BAD
George Washington (intense frown): DAMN KIDS

Mai of Avatar: The Last Airbender, with throwing knife. Because Mai is a badass who rescues her boyfriend even when he is a dumbass.

Albus Dumbledore/Grindewald from Harry Potter. Because it is the single time in my life that I saw the subtext, joined the LJ comm, and then had it confirmed by the author. VINDICATION. [Also, I totally missed a pairing in Game of Thrones, so this makes me feel better.]

Zack and Cloud escaping from Mako tubes in Final Fantasy VII. Because in FF7, you find out halfway through that the protagonist is an unreliable narrator and everything is THROWN TO SHIT AND IT IS AMAZING.

Because Tifa Lockhart (of FF7) is probably my favorite character of all time. I have a poster of her on my wall. ....And four figurines.

From Sailor Moon: Minako and Usagi (Sailors Venus and Moon) in their civilian high school uniforms, giggling 'til tears come out the corners of their eyes.
laceblade: Kumiko and Reina from Hibike! Euphonium anime, Reina holding Kumiko's face w/one hand, faces close enough to almost touch. (Grindeldore)
I think I saw this meme from [ profile] telcontar and [ profile] tigrin

List 10 whatever # [ profile] mystickeeper feels like of your favorite characters from different fandoms, and ask people to spot patterns in your choices, and if they're so inclined, to draw conclusions about you based on the patterns they've spotted.

Angel -- Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
Buffy -- Buffy Summers
Veronica Mars -- Veronica Mars, Logan Echolls
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles -- EVERYONE
The West Wing -- Joshua Lyman
Lord of the Rings -- Frodo
Neon Genesis Evangelion -- Asuka Langley Sohryu, Misato Katsuragi
Harry Potter -- Harry
Final Fantasy VII -- Tifa Lockhart
Honey & Clover -- Ayumi Yamada
How I Met Your Mother -- Robin Sparkles Scherbatsky
Avatar: The Last Airbender -- Katara, until she sucked; then Toph
Revolutionary Girl Utena -- Utena Tenjou, Juri Arisagawa
Final Fantasy Tactics -- Agrias [one time there was a favorite character meme and [ profile] carabbit guessed that Agrias was my favorite from this game, and I was like, no! But then I realized SHE WAS TOTALLY RIGHT.], Ramza, Alma
Star Wars Expanded Universe -- Jaina Solo, Tenel Ka [keep in mind that I'm about a decade behind in these books]
Sailor Moon -- Rei Hino (Sailor Mars)
Black Lagoon - Revy
Dawson's Creek - Joey Potter

My vote: I'm pretty sure almost all of them suffer from PTSD. I don't, so I'm not sure what this says about me.
I guess a lot of them also can't be with the person they love. Merp-merrr.
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Last night I learned an important skill in Vagrant Story. Ashley can jump higher when his sword and shield are unequipped. Of course, this makes sense in theory, but I am not used to the physics of video games making any practical sense. Anyway, I crawled out of the dark chain of dungeons and blinked into daylight inside Lea Monde.
Are all of the girls in this game useless? I want Ashley's partner to kick some arse.
What's up with his name being Ashley, anyway? Ashley Riot has a nice ring to it, but all I can think of is Ashley Wilkes, which is not the same at all.

A random question: So the information on my map says that the map is 13% complete. Does this mean that I am 13% of the way through the game?

I need to do a much better job of checking my Facebook event invitations. I tend to ignore Facebook for the most part, but I totally missed the invitation to Casbah to celebrate [ profile] suibhne_geilt's birthday.

PARTICIPATORY MEMAGE....what LJ can give me for Christmas. Of course, no meme is ever as short as it should be when I'm the one answering it, ;_; )

This is another reminder that people planning on buying me gifts should PLEASE TELL ME so I can enter you in to my neat Excel spreadsheet.

Big Memin'

Nov. 2nd, 2008 10:12 pm
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A meme from [ profile] dimensionwitch

* Post a list of up to 25 books/movies/anime/TV shows/video games/whatever that you've had an obsessive fannish love or interest in at some time in your life.
* Have your f-list guess your favorite character from each one.

For the sake of everyone and their mom, I avoided books (but not manga).

The Fandoms!

1. The West Wing
2. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
3. Angel
4. Veronica Mars -- Logan Echolls, guessed by [ profile] carabbit
5. Revolutionary Girl Utena
6. Cowboy Bebop -- Ed, guessed by [ profile] britrock37
7. Princess Tutu
8. Battlestar Galactica
9. Avatar: The Last Airbender -- Katara and Toph, fanagled by [ profile] carabbit
10. Final Fantasy VII -- Tifa, guessed by [ profile] carabbit
11. Final Fantasy Tactics -- Ramza and Alma, fanagled by [ profile] carabbit, although Agrias is pretty high up there, too
12. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
13. Neon Genesis Evangelion -- Misato, guessed by [ profile] britrock37, but THERE IS ANOTHER
14. Honey & Clover
15. NANA
16. Tramps Like Us
17. Samurai Champloo
18. Strangers in Paradise
19. Lovely Complex
20. Sailor Moon -- Sailor Mars, guessed by [ profile] britrock37
21. Cardcaptor Sakura -- Sakura Kinomoto, guessed by [ profile] britrock37
22. Black Lagoon
23. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles
24. xxxHolic -- Yuuko, guessed by [ profile] britrock37
25. Hellsing

Icon Meme!

Oct. 29th, 2008 07:30 pm
laceblade: Kumiko and Reina from Hibike! Euphonium anime, Reina holding Kumiko's face w/one hand, faces close enough to almost touch. (Default)
From [ profile] meganbmoore


reply to this post with the word MEME and I will pick six of your icons.

make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.

other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.

this will create a never ending cycle of icon glee.

1. This is Utena Tenjou, from my favorite anime ever, Revolutionary Girl Utena. At this point in the series, hope seems lost and she is betrayed and crumpled down on the ground. But what does she do? Punches the ground in order to push herself up off of it. I think the lyrics are fitting as well - don't fall into the roaring blackness of despair, but fight against it.

2. This is Revy, from the most bad-ass anime ever: Black Lagoon. Revy kicks ass and takes names, so I guess this is my "don't mess with me" icon. That's a gun clip in her mouth, by the way, and her gun obviously in her hand. People should watch Black Lagoon! Do it!

3. I kept posting about plants and cooking and all of that other crap, so I needed a "domestic" icon. Why is it a woman, if I'm a feminist? I don't know, I'm interested in the concept of the home as a space organized and cared for by women, historically. There's a lot of power wielded there, that is often derided and scorned. Of course, at the same time, the house was also a prison for most women. The girl is Lizzie's friend, from Pride & Prejudice. Her name escapes me, :[

4. Lyrics from that song by Dido, and the person is Tifa Lockhart, from the video game Final Fantasy VII. Tifa has always been my favorite character, due mostly to her being one of the most messed up. But no matter what happens, she never gives up, and does her best to encourage other people. I'm not always the most encouraging sort, so she's kind of a role model for me. I admire her bravery. The image is from the movie Advent Children, and not the game.

5. BWAHA, this is from my favorite video game of all time, Final Fantasy VII (just like the icon before it). In this scene, Reno comes to the church in Sector Five to find Aeris, but runs into her newly found bodyguard, Cloud. Cloud and Reno get ready to throw down, but then Aeris is all, "Don't fight here! You'll ruin the flowers!" And it's such a ridiculous and useless statement, which is often what it's like to stop an argument on LiveJournal.

6. This is Izzie, my favorite character from Grey's Anatomy. I think that she made this expression and exclaimed, "Rockstar!" after resuscitating a deer or something. HEINOUS. But I like using it when I feel like I've pwned something.


laceblade: Kumiko and Reina from Hibike! Euphonium anime, Reina holding Kumiko's face w/one hand, faces close enough to almost touch. (Default)

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