078: Guardian of Wood

Me.

This is what living with my cat is like.

★彡 Skyrim is such a time-consuming game that I actually find myself afraid to play it. For example, I told myself I would play the game for one hour just to complete a quest, and it somehow turned into four hours…and I ended up adopting a daughter…and I caught a serial killer…and I think I held a conversation with a dragon. Everything happened so quickly. All of that aside, this game is amazing. I don’t care how bad my day is, the moment that menu screen loads and “Dragonborn” plays, I am not even on this planet anymore.

☆彡 I am more of a listener than a talker. I don’t mind listening to a person talk for hours if they are saying insightful things. Pretty much anything I can draw useful information from is insightful to me.

★彡No, I am not playing GTA V because I’m poor and I probably won’t be able to play it for months. Parenthesis, crying face.

☆彡 Korean pastries are life-changing. And I’m not just talking about the first time. Pretty much every time is life-changing.

★彡 Me: *watching Sleepy Hollow* “Got us a cool-looking headless horseman, alright alright. WOC as the leading lady? Awesome, awesome. Something about the four horsemen of the apocalypse. I don’t mind that trope at all, looking good, looking good. Wow, this show is–” *headless horseman takes out a shotgun and automatic rifle*

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That’s not going to stop me or anything, but still….

☆彡 If you find yourself saying “____ thinks (s)he is ______”, just kick yourself in the fucking mouth. You will look stupid for doing it, but not as stupid as you look pretending that you can read minds and jumping to conclusions with no evidence whatsoever to back it up.

★彡 I haven’t made an Animal Crossing post in a while, huh? Really, nothing is happening in Arni Village. I added a garden to hold my triforce and master sword, but that’s about it. My 3DS is mostly used to play Oracle of Seasons and Pokemon Black 2 these days. I’ll likely make a post if I get the entire varia suit. Right now, I only have the pants though…like three of them. I also have four of Link’s tunics, three boots, two Majora’s masks, and two Midna masks. You really can have too much of a good thing, I guess.

☆彡 Pet Peeve #509: Being told that I should use my drawings to gain money or recognition. I understand that those suggestions are coming from a good place, but why can’t I just enjoy things without it being a job or a contest? The same goes for my writing. A manager once suggested I submit writings to magazines…and then proceeded to lecture me on the “importance” of not “wasting talent” when I said no. Stahp.

★彡 Heyman kissing Ryback on the cheek was so bizarre that it became hilarious. I am still laughing at Ryback’s face when it happened. He looked like the happiest person in the world. LOL. Of course, I knew HHH would come up with some way to screw Daniel Bryan out of his championship. The moment he won I said: “Let’s see how long this lasts”. It wasn’t even 24 hours before it got taken away. Damn shame. Anyway, I know the locker room is going to pay for helping Daniel Bryan on Raw. Smackdown is going to be very interesting this week. The whole company versus employees arc itself  is interesting. I wonder how it will end. I have a feeling either HHH, Stephanie, or Vince is going to start backing Daniel Bryan, and it will create this McMahon-Hemsley civil war. Then different wrestlers will take side and it’ll be a WWE civil war. Maybe that is more of a hope than a prediction.

☆彡 Link’s favorite place to lay down is on top of my Hyrule Historia. I think he is trying to tell me something.

★彡 Speaking of The Legend of Zelda, the more popular a favorite series of mine gets, the happier I get. One, more fans to discuss it with. Two, a bigger fanbase means more products in the future. Three, knowing how happy a series makes me, I am happier to know that others are experiencing that too. For example, I hear so many stories about The Legend of Zelda getting people through hard times the way it always did for me, and it is tear-jerking. You don’t even have to explain yourself to people like that. You both hear about the series and it’s just…a surge of positive feelings. That is amazing to me. Sure, it is probably sad to get emotional over video games while having little to no emotions about “relevant” things, but that’s the way it is for me and many. I think that’s cool.

 

Bah, next week is jury duty week. Let’s see how that goes…

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064: A Return, Indeed

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☆彡 Note to self: Regardless of how unsure I am about the direction of a story or artwork I am working on, keep going! I improve and find ideas so long as I am working on something.

★彡 I am watching Sailor Moon Super with the dubs rather than subs, and I noticed something kind of disturbing for the first time. In the subs when the sailors are scolding villains, they usually say something along the lines of “How dare you disturb someone trying to accomplish a beautiful dream!” or “I won’t let you get in the way of this couple’s pure love!”. But in the English version, it’s primarily name calling and insulting someone’s appearance. Did the translator just sit there one night and go: “There is no way American girls will relate to Sailor Moon unless we make her really superficial. Let’s have her call villains ugly, poorly dressed, and witches. Yeah, that will do it!” That is just kind of sad to me. Almost as sad as hiding the fact that some sailors are homosexuals and transsexuals/cross-dressers. Basically, it’s as if they’re saying that little girls elsewhere are mature enough to handle these concepts yet American girls cannot. That’s not even kind of sad. That’s really sad.

☆彡 While I am on the topic of Sailor Moon, one of my favorite scenes in the anime is the scene when Sailor Moon fights Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune. It perfectly embodies why I adore Usagi so much. By the way, it starts at 13m and 47s.

★彡 I did something I haven’t done in 13-14 years. I bought some compositions notebooks, and started drawing and writing in them. One book is dedicated to drawing without the stress of ruining a good sketchbook, another book is dedicated to making manga, and the last one is a database of useful information that will help me with my creations–things like mythological names, drawing/writing tips, weapons, maps, etc. I am very close to buying a new scanner too. I just need to double check some things to make sure that I’m not ruining my budget. The last object I need in my “studio” is a working tablet, but that’s not terribly important. I can still make art with good ol’ pencils and colored pencils and markers…though I definitely need some new ones. Overall, I am pretty excited! I doubt I can ever scan anything in these books, so I will have to rely on some type of photo app or something to share it. I’ll see.

☆彡 Wow, I haven’t played Final Fantasy XIII-2 in a long time. Right now I am all out of wild artefacts, and I basically have to do busy work to find another one. Mark keeps telling me to just google their locations but…I don’t like to do that. It reminds me of using notes during a test. Even if it gets the job done, I feel like I don’t deserve to celebrate any victories that come afterwards. Weird. I know. So, I’ll just have to find patience and continue combing various locations and timelines for wild artefacts. Blah. Just thinking about it makes me want to play something else.

★彡 My favorite thing about Ming (of Lost Odyssey) is that she is a scantily clad woman who is wise. It is so hard to find this type of combination. More than often, a woman who shows a lot of skin in a television show or game behaves like an airhead. It’s only a few works like Final Fantasy and Ghost in the Shell that do not use the “amount of skin a woman shows is inversely related to the amount of things a woman knows” formula. Don’t get me wrong. I know that some people do fall into stereotypes, but it’s pretty bad when all of the women in a show or game who wears revealing clothing is automatically written off as uneducated. How does that type of universe work? “Oh, wow, let me put on this tube top–” PROMPT: YOU JUST LOST 80 IQ POINTS. “Okay, I’ll just get this turtleneck then.”

☆彡 I’m debating with myself about cutting my hair because it is past my shoulders again. A part of me is slightly curious to see how far it can go, but I know that the longer it gets the more frustrated I will become with it. Maybe I should put this decision off until it does become frustrating. Yeah, that makes more sense.

★彡 Damn, The Witcher 3 is going to be awesome. You know what else is going to be awesome? Man of Steel. If I am wrong about it in a few months then I will accept my wrongness, but I am really confident about this movie. It will be to the Superman movie series what Batman Begins became to the Batman movie series. And how did this go from The Witcher 3 to Superman and Batman? D:

☆彡 What I wouldn’t give to own the entire collection of the Berserk mangas. Well…I wouldn’t give my limbs or anything like that, but I’d trade in a good amount of my possessions.

★彡 March is going to be ridiculous in terms of gaming. Just a little preview of upcoming games: Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Judgment, and God of War: Ascension. Yeah…I’m going to listen to the little voice in my head telling me to avoid temptation. Adding another game to my list is not going to bode well for me. -_-

☆彡 When I think about all the things I don’t know or fully understand, it makes me feel…small. Worse than accumulating careless mistakes over the years, I hate looking back and realizing that I haven’t learned a satisfactory amount of things. As funny as it is, the thing that always makes me come to this conclusion is watching Jeopardy. Yeah…I know…LOL

★彡 Pet Peeve #81: Being called “honey”, “sweetie”, etc. I feel bad about this pet peeve because Mark likes to call people “dear”, and I know a lot of decent people who use terms like that to address others, but it just gets under my skin. And, no, Mark has no pet name for me. I told him from day one that if he called me “baby” or anything like that I would vomit. He still trolls me by calling me “boobie” but that’s as far as it goes. XD

☆彡 Dolsot Bibimbap:

yes good

★彡 I really love operas. It is literally a group of people singing a story. Think about how amazing that is for a second.

☆彡I like Tyrion’s philosophy to his flaws: wear it like armor. I like it a lot.

★彡 Adult Swim is supposed to release a shitload of awesome shows on Netflix this month. Cannot handle. D:

☆彡 Mass Effect borrowed a lot from the Star Trek universe. For example, there is a race of blue people called the ‘nasari‘ and they are fighting a race of primarily females called the taresian. The taresians are known for mating with other races in order to supplement their gene pool with new traits. Interesting, huh? That’s just a small percentage of the many things Mark and I found. I’m not even remotely mad at Mass Effect for that. I think it’s awesome that the Mass Effect team are (a)fans of the Star Trek series, and (b)capable of turning that inspiration into something amazing. Even if the asari is based on some Star Trek races, they are still neat. Hell, they’re better than the nasari and taresian combined! Besides, I can’t think of any great piece of work that didn’t borrow from another piece of work. TL;DR one cool project borrows from another cool project and everything becomes infinitely cooler!

I am on a drawing, gaming, and reading spree at the moment! As much as I would like to update on a daily basis and keep a better log of my life, I kind of buried myself in too many hobbies…and they are too fun to stop. LOL. I’m not complaining. I just have to find a way to squeeze other hobbies like writing and finishing random series in there. I’ll find a way.

The Borgs are finally showing up in Voyager, so I am getting into that immediately. o_o

Energize. *dematerializes* (….still gotta work on a good outro, I see…)

063: Paradise Circus

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★彡 THE HYRULE HISTORIA IS PERFECT.

It’s as if someone handpicked every pleasant memory I shared with this series, and placed it into a 300-paged  hardcover book. Going through the Hyrule Historia for the first time was definitely a moving experience for me. To this day when I am faced with something that is too painful for me to handle, I play a game from The Legend of Zelda series and I find my center again. It is a fairy tale that grows with me, reminding me that the most unexpected people–even an orphan who constantly oversleeps–can change the world if he finds the courage to. Moreover, each version of Link and Zelda is a reminder that no matter how intimidating the villain or the sadness you face, you can best it with intelligence and bravery. I love that message. I love this series. I love the Hyrule Historia for putting everything amazing about The Legend of Zelda into this nifty textbook, and allowing fans to carry it wherever they go. It goes without saying that I am inseparable from my book. I plan to re-read it several more times. I swear, each time I read it I come across something new that I didn’t notice before. It’s incredible! If you’re a fan of the series, I cannot recommend this book enough. It is just as important as any The Legend of Zelda game you have in your collection. The moment you can get it, GET IT AND DON’T LOOK BACK. I promise you will have no reason to look back. It is flawless! Okay, I’m done with my effusive adoration for the Hyrule Historia…for now.

☆彡 Tuvok.  ‾ w ‾ 

★彡 I sometimes get an overwhelming urge to drop hundreds of dollars on random hobbies of mine, but I don’t. Anything over $20 is always carefully planned. Perhaps that makes me a penny-pincher. Then again, cheap is really my only option. I am practically penniless. If I spend even $50 carelessly, I will pay for it in the weeks to come. It doesn’t bother me to live this way. I believe this type of life trains a person to handle money better, and I’d rather learn this lesson while I am young.

☆彡 Jansen (about Kaim): “He probably wasn’t breastfed.” LOL. He is such an ass sometimes….most of the time. I love the cast of this game. I love this game even more. Mistwalker did a fantastic job with it! If only Square-Enix would take a page from their book, and let go of this self-indulgent “let’s try to be hip” path they are taking Final Fantasy down. I am doing my best to remain a loyal fan, but it’s sad that I am beginning to like Square-Enix games for a few characters and songs rather than the stories and worlds like I used to. It really is heartbreaking. I would do anything to go back to those Squaresoft days when Final Fantasy was just as major to me as say Zelda. I’m just not feeling it these days…

★彡 It still fucks my mind that there is a new Sailor Moon anime coming this summer. My mind is equally fucked by the re-release of Wind Waker too. This is too much. TT__TT

☆彡 I am so drawn to mori (forest) fashion.

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As odd as it is to say, this type of fashion reminds me of the person I truly am. Yeah, that is definitely odd to say…

★彡 Of all the logical fallacies out there, argumentum ad populum has to be the most irritating. You cannot speak for an entire group of people without speaking to every individual within that group. Majority opinion is not synonymous with unanimous opinion. Most does not mean all. Why is this so difficult to understand?

☆彡 Weight loss is more about need than want. I don’t want to lose weight, but I need to lose weight. I need to be self-sufficient when I am older. I need to avoid as many illnesses and setbacks as possible. So, if it is true that being overweight is setting me on a one-way trip towards dependency then I need to change. It’s the only logical path to take at this point.

★彡 My old TV is completely shot. Instead of images, I just see a black screen. The audio works fine though. At this point I should just get rid of it but I really want to break it open and start exploring the insides. I might as well. It’s not like the TV can get any worse.

☆彡 If and when I do return to school, I am going to study either science, programming, or art. It’s what I should have done in the first place, but I was so caught up in the illusion of “career” to realize that it’s better to work towards a position in a limited field than to work in a field with plenty of positions that you have zero interest in. Ah, the joys of being young and reckless then paying for it in the future.

★彡 When people ask me why I am quiet, I am tempted to give them a long drawn out story that involves fantasy creatures because it really is a stupid question. Do I ask you why you talk? No. Because you have the right to talk, the same way I have the right not to. It’s as simple as that.

☆彡 I’m usually passive about layout changes on websites (especially since I change mine every millisecond), but live/hotmail changing to outlook has just been a nightmare for me. I don’t like it at all. I’ve been doing my best to show patience with the format and technicalities, but it has just been one headache after another. *sigh* Gmail it is.

★彡 Pet Peeve #220: Finding a crack or tear in something, and having no idea where the hell it came from. It’s one thing if I drop a cup and it chips because I know why the chip is there, but if I am pouring tea into a cup and then I notice a chip there, I’ll become very annoyed. I don’t mind if things are imperfect so long as I understand why.

Honestly, outside of the Hyrule Historia, I really don’t have much to talk about. Hopefully, more interesting things will happen in the near future. By interesting, of course, I mean interesting enough to talk about. My gaming and movie marathons are extremely interesting to me, but that doesn’t translate well in a blog.

Yep…

061: Dragon God

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☆彡 Damn, Stein.

★彡 I began playing Radical Dreamers yesterday. It is definitely an interesting game, and I was more than happy to run into some Chrono Cross characters. Everyone was pretty much the same except for Serge. Then again, Chrono Cross never really delved into what Serge’s personality and thoughts were like. For all I know he could be just like the Serge in Radical Dreamers. Probably not as clumsy though. Nonetheless, I am really liking this game. Thanks again, SNESbox.com!

☆彡 Pet Peeve #902: Sycophancy/brown-nosing/flattery.

★彡 I did some updates to both my domain and the Mythos website yesterday. Actually, I updated them a few days prior but freehostia was going through some technical issues and those updates I made just vanished. So, I had to do them all over again yesterday. LOL. Anyway, I’m kind of working on other website plans including a website for my anachronism story (now under the working title of “Temporal”) and then another website dedicated to time travelers. Right now, these are the time travelers that I want to include in the shrine: Link, The Doctor, Captain Kirk, Captain Picard, Captain Sisko, Captain Janeway, Spock, Chrono, Serge, Donnie Darko, Akemi Homura, Serah Farron, Mokoto Konno, Trunks, Bill & Ted (yes), Philip J. Fry, Dr. Emmett Brown, Ash (Army of Darkness not Pokemon…unless Pokemon!Ash time traveled then sure), the Mirai Sentai Timeranger team, Sailor Pluto, Dr. Sam Beckett,  and a few more.

☆彡 Yay, thunderstorm! (I’m not being sarcastic. I love thunderstorms. Even if it screws up my internet connection.)

★彡 I’ve been drawing with pens and markers a lot lately. I am getting tired of pencils, I guess. If my tablet worked, I definitely would work on some digital art right now. *sigh* So is the way of things. When I am interested, they are not there. When I am not interested, I can’t get them out of my sight.

☆彡 This is a week of meetings. I hate meetings, but if it leads to more income and an easier life for us then I can’t say no.  One major thing I am hoping to get out of this meeting is a chance to work second shift. It will be 3 p.m. to midnight. Do you know how awesome that is? I will only have to wake up early on Saturday to do a typical 9-5 shit, but I would get Sunday and Monday off. I don’t care too much for Sunday, but Monday off would be great. I always wanted a job that (a)didn’t involve waking up early, and (b)allowed me to have at least one weekday off so I can shop when everyone is at work or school. In short, if I say the right things to the right people then things will be much better for me.

★彡 In honor of this year being the year of snake, I am watching Conan the Barbarian. It’s the best I can do because I don’t fuck with snakes (the reptiles, not the people born under that year). Also, let’s not forget Thulsa Doom’s luxurious hair and “Gurl bye” look.

Ugh. Fierce as hale.

☆彡 Geralt going through a The Hangover type situation was hilarious. Spoiler: He got wasted, had a naked lady with a sword tattooed on the side of his neck (as a means of joining a guild he didn’t want to join when he was sober), hired some prostitutes with members of said guild, and tried to turn them into rafts so they could cross a river on them. It was hilarious. Especially when Triss couldn’t even make it through an explanation of the herbs needed to remove the tattoo because she was laughing so hard at him.

★彡 I don’t get the appeal of naked infants in costumes. Seriously, walking into a room and seeing a giant poster of a naked baby in a cowboy hat makes me uncomfortable.

☆彡 You dislike me. The sky splits open, and sucks up everything that is dear to me. “Why?” I weep as I fall to my knees. “Why must you take away my only purpose of living–being liked by you and others? Now I am nothing.” Slowly, I begin to evaporate. Once I disappear, millions of puppies and kittens rain from the sky. Everyone rejoices. A stranger pats you on the back and says, “Way to go. You saved the world because you disliked her. Good job.” You smile triumphantly. You are going places.

★彡 I found a way to work on a comic book without starting a new project or straying away from current projects. I am going to (1)write a side story about each character in Mythos–from the point of view of that character–before (2)turning those side stories into comic. I am teaching myself to stop jumping into comics without finishing the plot because I always end up working on a comic for days, running out of ideas, and then trashing all of that hard work. It sucks.

☆彡 I’d like to master at least one instrument in my lifetime…preferably the oboe, violin, piano, or ocarina.

★彡 Random Conversation:

Mark: “Oh, shit. Tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day.”
Me: “Yeah, you’re right. Oh, well. I didn’t get you shit.”
Mark: “I didn’t get you shit either.”
Me: “Awesome.”

If it isn’t obvious enough, Mark and I don’t care about Valentine’s Day. It’s not Halloween, so it’s not important.

☆彡 I am indifferent to the announcement of new XBox and PlayStation consoles. My sentiments may change when E3 rolls around, but all I’m hearing right now are rumors and seeing badly photoshopped pictures. I can’t do anything with that. Also, I don’t become interested in consoles for their features. Not too much anyway. I gravitate towards a console based on their game selection. What’s the point in paying almost $500 for a console that I can’t do anything with. Furthermore, consoles are always riddled with bugs when they come out. I’d rather wait until they fix them and start shipping them in neat bundles. Patience, patience, patience.

Kind of blah today. My stomach hurts. *sigh* I’ll get some tea and see how that goes.

059: Finally We Are No One

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★彡 Yes! ( I still love you, Fi. You are so precious. ♥♥♥ )

☆彡 New blog name! *item get* It’s perfect. For I am, after all, the heroine of time. Fufufufu~ I had a bit of a scare when I changed my name though. After a very long loading time, I was lead to an empty dash and I thought everything was deleted. That was not a good feeling. But, of course, that is not the case now. All is well.

★彡 I found a tutorial for making Link’s shield, and now I would like to make Link’s everything–caps, tunics, armors, leggings, boots, shields, swords, accessories, instruments, and even his various transformations. Then, when I am done with that, I’d like to move on to everything Princess Zelda, disguises included. Why? …I don’t need a reason to make The Legend of Zelda stuff. No one does. It’s awesome to do, so you just do it, right? I may start small with things like jewels and accessories. Then, when I am confident with high-level crafting, I’ll start sewing costumes and making weapons/shields. I do have quite a long list of ambitions, but this one will be in my top ten. Definitely. As for actually cosplaying Link (which Mark has been encouraging me to do every time a convention is mentioned), I would not mind. I am in love with the idea of wearing his Zora armor, and I have been for far too long. It is so beautiful. Then there is the idea of being Dark Link…who I think every Zelda fan was both terrified and amazed with the first time they fought him in the water temple. It would be a really neat costume to have. And if I have to go to a convention in costume and unintentionally make myself a magnet to anyone who is a fan of my costume, let it be The Legend of Zelda related. That is something I can run my mouth about for hours to the surprise of, well, just about everyone who knows me well enough.

☆彡 And since I’m on a Zelda discussion spree, I would like to announce that the Hyrule Historia will soon be mine. Also, I am both impatient and masochistic because I’ve been watching videos of people flipping through the pages of the book for far too long. 😦

★彡 I am so ready to update my website layouts, but I don’t know where to start…and I am incredibly lazy, so that doesn’t help either. As much as I like Kingdom Hearts, I would like a layout that includes my own artwork. Drawing is not the issue. Finding a drawing that I don’t believe is utter crap is the issue. I’m just too much of an artistic perfectionist to ever do something like put my art on display and not find millions of things I regret later.

☆彡 Season two of Blackadder is probably my favorite so far. I have to admit, though, that the hardest I laughed during the entire series is when Edmund beheaded the king in season one. When he tried to reattach it, I lost my ability to breathe for a good while.

★彡 WHY AM I HAVING INSPIRATION FOR MYTHOS AND MY ANACHRONISM STORY AT THE SAME TIME. HULK SMASH. Seriously, I hate when this happens. I am literally working on both stories at the same time, switching from one document to the other as inspiration comes. I guess you have to be careful what you wish for. I wanted inspiration and I got it…twofold…so I should just be content with jumping between stories and drawings like a mad..madder…person.

☆彡 Beyonce’s Law of Relativity: “If you do not like Beyonce, you are irrelevant.”

★彡 Pet peeve #395: “We should catch up!” …On what? The lack of your significance in my life or the fact that you don’t have the right to know anything about me because you are basically a stranger? No. Just get out.

★彡 I finally finished The Shadow Broker, and I am on my way to play From Ashes. I’m pretty excited! I keep hearing that Javik is Jamaican though. What? LOL. I have to see/hear this.

☆彡 I’m starting to realize that Mark and I have a very boke-tsukkomi relationship. He is the forgetful one who does a lot of silly things (boke), and I am the bad-tempered one who violently corrects him (tsukkomi). It changes sometimes. For example, a few days ago I measured something wrong and didn’t realize it until it was too late. So, I tried to amend it…poorly…and Mark just bumped me on the head. LOL. I don’t think this will ever change. Even when we’re old, I’ll still jab him in the sides for doing something silly, and he will eventually return the favor.

★彡 I can’t believe that in some parts of the world there is such a thing as tea break. Tea breaks. Do you know how awesome that is? “Hey, stop working. It’s time to drink tea.” What? Are you kidding me? I most certainly will! *sigh* I am seriously in the wrong country.

Alright. It is gaming time~

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★彡 Mark finished Deus Ex: Human Revolution yesterday, and I finished Mass Effect yesterday. So, it’s safe to say that yesterday was a good day for gaming. First, let’s discuss Deus Ex. Spoilers ahead:

  • DXHR: So, of the four endings, Mark went with the one where Jensen destroyed everything in that building, including himself, and allowed mankind to control their own destiny. I agreed with many points of that ending, but I really believed that the mass deserved to know what happened in that building. I think about augmentations the same way I think about cigarettes: if you want to use them, you need to know the pros and the cons, the benefits and the dangers. No one should be forced to be ignorant of their own surroundings because one person thinks they know what is best for billions of people. We are human beings. We are very intelligent beings who are more than capable of making choices that are best for us. The only difference between people who think a lot and people who don’t think at all are priorities. That is it. Anyone who puts priority in logic will be logical. So, in short, I have faith in mankind to make decisions that will protect our race, but first we need to know everything. All the options and information has to be on the table. So, as much as I disagree with whatever his name was for hacking augmented individuals into killing each other to prove the dangers of augmentations, I agree with his point…and I probably would have done something far less evil to drive that point. Maybe I would make everyone with that biochip do the Hokey-Pokey just to prove how easy it is for someone to take complete control of their body, and make them understand that risk. If it scares people into abandoning augments then so be it. Knowing the truth about cigarettes made a lot of people abandon it, but that is not a misfortune to humanity…just the people selling cigarettes. And the safety of the mass is always more important than the wallet of a few individuals. But that’s just me. *shrug* Without a doubt, though, one of the most profound endings I’ve seen in a video game. I love that they used photos and clips from our world to explain how we relate to Jensen’s world. Pretty neat!
  • Mass Effect: In b4 “YOU’RE JUST BEATING MASS EFFECT?”. As I told Tiffa, I am the Slowpoke of gaming. LOL. Anyway, yes. I finally beat it. I didn’t have to do much though. I convinced Saren to commit suicide, so that took care of that…temporarily. He later turned into a geth stalker-type monster which was a pain in the ass to tackle. Nonetheless, it was definitely a powerful ending to a wonderful game. Beautiful! I cannot wait to see how my choices affect me in Mass Effect 2…and then Mass Effect 3…and the DLCs of course. I’m really looking forward to meeting that Prothean party member. I am curious to hear about the horrors he witnessed as someone who was there during the Prothean genocide, and knows first hand how the reapers operate. I am definitely worried about the types of terrible things that will happen once the reapers actually start invading in ME3. I’m really excited! I don’t want to go back to work tomorrow. I want to play games until I pass out again. TT___TT

…Well, the plus side is that this is going to be a short week. So, the weekend will be here in no time. I doubt I can beat Mass Effect 2 in one weekend, but maybe I can wrap up Final Fantasy XIII or even Skyward Sword. I’m very close to the end with those. We’ll see…

★彡 Since I’m on the topic of games…The Witcher is making me feel like a creepy womanizer. I have this thing about collecting everything in an RPG collection, so when The Witcher offered the feature to collect cards of different women in the game, my first reaction was: “Sure. I’ll collect them all.” But I immediately realized that (a)all of the women are nude and typically posing in a sexual manner, and (b)the only way to get these cards is to make Geralt have sex with the women on the cards. So, I often find myself planning methods of getting women to sleep with Geralt just to get cards…thus the feeling of creepy womanizing-ness, but…an incomplete collection…I can’t allow that…*weeps like Professor Farnsworth*

★彡 As of late, I’ve only been in the mood for tea with honey, miso soup, canned salmon, and steamed rice. And tomatoes. Lots of tomatoes. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I guess I could have worst food cravings. So, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Just an unusual thing.

★彡 Link’s favorite past time: finding an inconspicuous corner to hide in and stare at us. When we catch him staring, he will squint his eyes for about ten seconds. From what I’ve been told, this is a cat’s way of saying: “We’re on good terms”. So. I guess he’s telling us that he’s not staring at us because he wants to kill us. I can be grateful for that.

★彡 I had fun playing Pictionary with my sister and her husband-to-be this weekend. I was laughing so much. My favorite part was when Jon (her fiance) drew this pizza guy for the ‘Pizza Delivery’ prompt, and he gave him the most depressing expression. LOL! I was also laughing at Mark for trying to draw ‘mudslide’ by drawing Muk (yes, the Pokemon), and a slide. The thing is that Muk looked like Boo Berry, so I pretty much had a ‘WTF’ expression the entire time he was drawing. He knows that I’m going to rip on him every time we see the Boo Berry cereal in the cereal aisle XD. Either way, Pictionary inspired me to start drawing again–on a daily basis anyway. I probably draw like…7-10 pictures a month now, and most of them end up in the trash. Yeah, it’s pretty sad.

★彡 I’m making a Crystarium-based reward system for my weight loss progress. Basically, I progress one node for each day that I eat healthy. I get another node for every hour of exercise that I do. For each pound I lose, I also get a node. So, plenty of opportunities to progress ^_^! There are 7 levels and 30 nodes on each level. For every level I pass, I get a prize. I haven’t come to a final decision on my prize list, but I have a rough-draft list below:

  1. Book or Manga ($10 value)
  2. Artbook ($25 value)
  3. Drawing and Writing Supplies ($35 value)
  4. Anime Boxset ($50 value)
  5. Video games ($75 value)
  6. Shopping Spree ($150 value)
  7. New console or tablet computer ($300 value)

That’s all I really have for now. I’ll come up with specific items later…if I even do that at all. I have a crystarium drawn, so I just have to scan it and print seven for each level. *crosses fingers* I hope that I do well.

★彡 It looks like the rumors of Valve getting into the video game hardware market is true. I am more than intrigued. I am very excited! There isn’t a Valve game that I’ve played and did not like. They are always breaking barriers with their products. They did say that they were frustrated by the lack of innovation in the market, so I’d like to see what they have in mind. >_>

★彡 I get really annoyed with anyone who wants me to make a decision for them. It’s one thing to ask: “What is your opinion?” but it is another thing to badger me with questions like: “What would you pick?” and “Can you choose one for me?” One of the greatest luxuries you can have in this life is a choice. Even if it is just choosing between ketchup and mustard, it is a choice that some people will never have the opportunity to make. Therefore, you should not jump at every chance to hand it over to someone else as if it is a burden. It is your life, your money, and your freedom. Make the best of it. And if you want to throw a tantrum because you want a complete stranger to spend $300 for you and she doesn’t want to…then you just need to take a nap or something. I don’t know what else to say. You’re useless, and someone needs to stop paying you.

★彡 There are three things I never want to talk about in a conversation (a blog is another thing altogether XD): my love life, my anatomy, and my beliefs–spiritual or otherwise. To me, those topics are fertile ground for troublesome things like argument and gossip. Furthermore, I’m typically untrustworthy of anyone who is nosy about my relationship, what I do with my body, and what I believe in. I just don’t believe it is ever necessary to discuss private things like that over lunch or to pass the time. There are billions of other things to talk about, you know? Furthermore, while I do not believe it is wrong for people to want to reveal those things to others, I’d rather not hear about it. I know from experience that people have a habit of getting offended if I am not as excited and happy about those topics as they are, and will immediately write my indifference off as silent disgust or disapproval. Not even close. I just do not want to talk about those things. I do not want to talk to people who always want to talk about those things. I definitely do not want to talk to people who get upset or jump to assumptions about me because of my right to choose what I am comfortable with. So. Yeah. I don’t know what else to say. If you want to stick your nose in other people’s romantic life, diet habits, and spiritual beliefs then open a sleazy tabloid magazine.

★彡 I hate clutter, and this apartment happens to have A LOT of clutter. The issue is that Mark and I like to collect things. No, not hoarding. Collecting. Big difference. LOL. We only keep things that have a relation to a theme we are obsessed with. Mark is toys, books, and movies. I am books, anime, and mangas. Which is fine. But we made a big mistake by thinking: “We don’t need a big apartment. That’s too excessive. We can live fine in a small one.” Yes, we are just two people and should have no issue with a small space…but we’re two geek people, and every geek will learn at some point in her/his life that their love for their hobbies sometimes transcends their income, space, and many other reality-based limitations. In our case, we understand that our funds are limited, but we don’t understand that space is limited also…until now. And adding a cat to that equation is no help at all. Link has this thing where he claims a section of the house for a few days, and NOTHING is allowed there until he is done claiming it. I’ve watched him try to push the vacuum cleaner out a corner he claimed, and failed miserably. But, damn, did he try. LOL! Without a doubt, we need a storage room ASAP.  October is our deadline. If we don’t have a storage room by October, I am tossing everything outside. For serious. -_-

★彡 The hardest part about learning the piano is putting more faith in my subconscious and less faith in my conscious. It is difficult for me to believe that my hands will figure out the keys before my mind can. Or, better yet, I believe it can. I just don’t want it to. I want to make my mind control everything my hand does but it’s not going to happen. Not when I’m trying to memorize notes and how the melody should sound at the same time. Piano playing…it is much like drawing to me. You cannot afford to think about all the lines and curves when you draw. You just have the image in your head, and you trust your hand to do what your mind is thinking. I just have to trust my hands to follow what my mind is thinking. That’s the best way to handle it. Still, it hard. My goal in life is to play at least one song from Masashi Hamauzu’s “Vielen Dank” album, preferrably “Die Wahrheit” or “Kaki”…but I’m never going to get there if I can’t even master ‘Jingle Bells’. LOL

By the war, I am entirely obsessed with “Die Wahrheit”, so I’ll post it:

Okay. I don’t know what else to add. I guess that’s it. I’m just going to wrap up this mini-vacation with cleaning, hair washing, and tackling more games from my pile of shame. That’s about it. I hope everyone had fun this weekend. Enjoy the short week, and the upcoming weekend! ^_^

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Gettin’ real tired of your bullshit.

☆彡 Shout out to the people I want to punch in the neck today. A weekend isn’t a weekend unless I think about how grateful I am to not have to acknowledge your existences for the next two days.

☆彡 Writing is such a pleasant yet time-consuming hobby. I’ve been half-asleep this entire week because, somehow, writing sessions that start at 9 p.m. always end at 3 a.m. The worst part about that is that it feels like I’ve only been writing for an hour. I think to myself: “Finally got # pages done! I wonder how much I can knock out in one more hour– shit! It’s been six hours? FUCK.” Even then, I don’t know to end a writing session properly. So I write until it “feels right”, and then I go to bed full of regret.

☆彡 I’m so glad that No Doubt is back. I will be getting that new CD first day. First. Day. Best believe. No Doubt haters need to check their privilege, and get in line and settle down.

☆彡 I would love to get into power lifting. It’s something that I love watching, so what’s really stopping me from doing it? …Besides not having a gym membership, of course.

☆彡 I feel like I am the only person on the planet who does not despise Snooki. I don’t adore her or anything like that, but I don’t get why she deserves mistreatment in the eyes of so many.

☆彡 Random pet peeve: celebrity gossip on the news. What the fuck is this? How can you go from talking about thunderstorms, traffic, and deaths, and start talking about Kristen Stewart’s “scandal”. This is exactly why I stopped caring about TV. The media is getting really ridiculous right now. The message I get when I watch TV is: “You’re not good enough and everything is scary, but you what helps? Exploiting the personal lives of famous people. Don’t you feel better about your life now?” Seeing how I’m not a schadenfreude, the answer for me is a definite no. It does not help at all. Oh well. DVDs and Netflix it is.

☆彡 Popular songs I am so fucking tired of hearing: “We Are Young”, “Somebody That I Used To Know”, “Call Me Maybe”, “What Makes You Beautiful”, “Scream”, “Payphone”, “Titanium”, “Glad You Came”, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”, “One Thing”, and “Lights”. I think that’s it.

☆彡 Popular songs that I hear all the time yet I don’t mind at all: “Settle Down”, “Dark Side”, “Wide Awake”, “Where Have You Been”, “Give Your Heart A Break”, “I Won’t Give Up”, “E.T.”, and anything by Lady Gaga–she’s catchy as hell. 😐

☆彡 Things I can’t wait to do this weekend: wash my hair, flea bomb this apartment…again, get a new Triforce song, try out the electric skillet I got for my birthday, and see The Dark Knight Rises on Sunday.

I hope all of those things go well, and will make up for the bullshit day I had today. I’m stressed as fuck. Going to shower and work on my story. Before I go, I’m going to post “The Sound of Winter” lyrics because I really love this song. And it reminds me of Mark…and I miss him. 😦

It’s cheesy. I know. But I need cheesy right now. 😛

Enjoy your weekend, dears.

Bush – The Sound of Winter Lyrics

Mind strong, body strong
Try to find equilibrium
Head straight, screwed on
Been screwed up for too long

I don’t want to lean on the waves
I watch the storm evaporate
I think of you in starry skies
I keep you so alive

Let’s walk through the fire together
Disappear in the golden sands

It’s all in your face
I see you break
It’s like the sound of winter
The bleeding love, the silent escape
You’ve got to hang on to yourself
It’s like the sound of winter

Medusa smiles, Judas lips
Open arms and finger tips
Love bites and recompense
I’ll be with you until the end

Let’s walk through the fire together
Disappear in the golden sands

It’s all in your face
I see you break
It’s like the sound of winter
The bleeding love, the silent escape
You’ve got to hang on to yourself

It’s all in your face
I see you break
It’s like the sound of winter
The bleeding love, the silent escape
You’ve got to hang on to yourself

It’s like the sound of winter

Hang on to yourself
Hang on to yourself

It’s like the sound of winter
It’s all in your face
I see you break
It’s like the sound of winter
The bleeding love, the silent escape
You’ve got to hang on to yourself
It’s like the sound of winter
It’s like the sound of winter

Hang on to yourself
Hang on to yourself

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