091: Did You Know My Head Is At Your Crotch Level? I’m Trying Not To Think About It.

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✪ Personal Life ✪

Honestly, my personal life is just waiting for Dragon Age: Inquisition. I have not been “here” since I preordered that game, so…there is that.

 

✪ Art & Writing ✪

Not much writing or drawing. I did start on a story for NaNoWriMo, but I doubt I will get it done in time. Especially with DA:I coming out in less than ten days. More than likely, I’ll keep working on the story because I am really enjoying it. It’s about a girl who is desperate for a job, and ends up accepting an assistant position for a supervillain. She knows that the supervillain is a horrible person, but the pay is amazing and she gets a lot of cool yet weird perks…like minions to clean her house and stuff. I have never really tackled a comedy story before, so it’s fun. TBH it feels more like a manga. I think I will start drawing it pretty soon. Of course, I am always working on Mythos The Millennium Sorceress, so that’s all good. All is good in the creative world~

 

✪ Anime & Manga ✪

  • …What the fuck is Terraformars? Mark and I were in tears over the jacked cockroaches, but we eventually decided to just overlook the overabundance of muscles in this anime and get into the story. Then came the censorship. It might be Crunchyroll, but every time a gruesome death happens this black bar blocks out everything. So that pissed us off. We are interested in the story. That is the aggravating thing. We just cannot stop laughing at the things we consider ridiculous, and then the fucking black bars on everything. *sigh* The shit I put up with to follow a plot. It really makes no sense sometimes.
  • I’m really getting into Wolf Girl and Black Prince. I know Erika and Sata are going to inevitably end up together, but Kusakabe is so adorable. If given the option between someone mean like Sata, and a sweetheart like Kusakabe then I would choose the latter. That might make me “boring” but oh well.
  • I finished the Aku no Hana anime and decided to move on the manga to see what happened after that ending. Yeah…I thought Takao and Sawa were messed up, but nope. Saeki is slowly taking that cake.
  • Because Mark won’t stop bugging me about it I am reading All You Need Is Kill. It better be as flawless and amazing as he claims. -_-

 

✪ Video Games ✪

  • After I trade in my 3DS they announce the Majora’s Mask 3D game. *internal screaming* I’m kidding. It’s cool since (a) Mark still has his 3DS, (b) Majora’s Mask won’t get here until Spring 2015, (c) I got Mark a copy of Fantasy Life with the trade-in credit (He is 1000% in love with that game BTW. I never stop hearing about it. LOL), and (d) I got to preorder the ultimate Dragon Age: Inquisition with the rest. Speaking of DA:I…
  • HOLY FUCK I’M EXCITED. I honestly did not think I would be able to play it until next year because…well…I just rarely have the funds to buy games on the first day. Or I do have the funds but my frugality makes it impossible for me to enjoy the game without guilt because it is over $20. Either way, I did not foresee myself getting DA:I on the first day, better yet the ultimate edition with all the preorder goodies. Sometimes I see the 18th on the calender and I have to remind myself that there is a copy at Gamestop actually waiting there for me. Maybe to play at midnight. I don’t know. The last time I went to a midnight release was for Final Fantasy XIII, so it has been a while. Man…less than ten days. If I could just fast forward time that would be great.

 

✪ Books ✪

  • What I love about Haruki Murakami is how gradually he includes supernatural elements into his stories, as if they have always been there and the reader is just learning about it through someone else’s story. In other words he has a talent for seamlessly including the supernatural into everyday normal life without it coming off as an obvious fantasy story. That is something I can kind of relate to. Growing up, I believed a bunch of weird things like aliens living amongst us and turning into their true forms the moment I turned my back. Because of that I used to carry around compact mirrors as a kid in hopes of catching one of them mid-transformation. I also used to believe what Aomame believes about crossing dimensions unknowingly, and like her that assumption was triggered when I did not know something that everyone else around me considered common knowledge. I…was a weird kid. Scratch that, I am still weird. Knowing all of that, it is nice to find the works of authors who use their weirdness to create beautiful stories. It has a purpose outside of constant ostracization and being badgered with questions about my thinking process! LOL
  • The World of Ice and Fire is greaaaat~ I am only borrowing it right now, but I would love to buy it, take my time examining all the beautiful art, and reading every little detail about GRRM’s world. It is inspiring. My imagination has been a little lifeless lately, but it grows vivid the moment I am introduced to someone else’s imagination. The mind is a beautiful thing. I must never let it go to waste. That is something I am learning each time I experience the joy of reading another person’s story.

 

✪ Music ✪

  • Find Drag-on Dragoon 3 DLC OST. Add “Chaotic Song”, “Better End”, “Tsukiru/Exhausted”, “This Silence is Mine”, and “Kuroi Uta/Black Song” to my queue. Put that shit on repeat for the rest of my life. That has pretty much been my  music activity. The originals are great on their own (Well, Chaotic Song was originally Thirteenth Chapter Final in Drag-on Dragoon 1, and it was just a bunch of bells…but it is unique. I don’t mind listening to it), but to hear them reprised into battle themes is just god tier shit.
  • I really love Pogo’s remixes. “Psycho Soup” is great, and gives me hope that he will remix more video games in the future. Maybe anime too. Who knows? He always surprises me with his songs. My favorite remix is still “Hundred Acre Rain” though. Instant picker upper.

 

✪ TV & Movies ✪

  •  Maleficent – Eh… It was okay. I am liking this new Disney trend of princesses being rescued by someone other than a prince though. I love princesses like Mulan and Tiana who save themselves, but a princess being rescued by a family member or villain is a fresh angle too.
  • The Edge of Tomorrow – Not bad at all. Since Mark insists the story/manga is better I will read that.
  • WWE – I’m playing catch up right now. I’m also crossing my fingers and hoping that the authority crumbles.
  • South Park – I’m not sure what is happening, but I barely laughed in recent episodes. This happens sometimes. The creators of SP try so hard to express their opinion on political issues that they kind of overlook the comedy aspect. Oh well…
  • ANTM – It’s getting to a point where I don’t want anyone to get eliminated because I like them all. Raelia leaving just sucked, man. She should definitely keep modeling no matter what.

I’m sure I watched other things, but I can’t remember them all right now.

 

✪ Whatever Else/Closing ✪

Before I go, I’d like to remind all the people who like to command strangers to watch their shit while they use the bathroom to beware of individuals like me. Because we will laugh, walk away, and leave your shit sitting there. Or if you meet someone like my past co-worker, he will straight up toss your shit in the trash. Lesson: pretend that your parents raised you properly. It takes a few seconds to say, “Hey, I’m sorry to bother you, but can you watch my drink while I take a piss?” Most of the time, someone will say: “Sure,” and be glad to help someone out. But if you just go to a stranger and bark: “Watch my drink!” (which happened to me) then…yeah. Your drink is going to get abandoned, and if someone cleaning up asks me if the drink is mine I’m just going to say nope. Then you can spend another $3 at Burger King getting a large drink because you had to be a dick and order around people who have no obligation to obey you. Whomp whomp.

Aaand I’m off. I got some mangas to catch up on.

 

So… The Protagonist In The New Zelda Game *Might* Be Zelda

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Eiji Aonuma (an important figure in the Zelda-making universe) was asked why Link looked so different in the Wii U!The Legend of Zelda trailer, and he responded with: “No one explicitly said that that was Link.”

Of course, that could mean many things but let me point out something else.

A very awesome guy named Aaron Diaz created a project called The Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Empire that featured Zelda as a protagonist and Link as a prince. Some time after his project became very popular and received high praise, Mr. Diaz posted that Nintendo contacted him via e-mail. It could have been related to legal issues involving his project; however, I am skeptical about that explanation because (1) artists who receive cease-and-desist letters cannot post anymore art related to complaint received from the company involved–he posted new TLoZ:CE art today, and (2) as far as I can tell–with my limited legal knowledge, mind you–he was not breaking any laws. He never claimed that those characters were his and he gave full credit where it was due.

Plus the optimist in me wants to believe that tone of that entry was positive, if not neutral.

Of course I could be completely wrong, but it really changes nothing for me. I will not lose interest in this game whether the protagonist is actually Link or just someone else entirely.  So, it’s definitely a win-win situation!

NEW ZELDA FOR THE WII U! 2015! ****!

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*jumps off of Death Mountain*

Get The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords For Free + Anime Update

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If you have a Nintendo 3DS just go to the Nintendo eShop before 11:59 PST on February 2nd 2014, and download a free copy of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords. I highly recommend getting your friends to do the same. Multiplayer is the greatest aspect of Four Swords (the single player is still extremely enjoyable). We spent a good 30 minutes tossing each other around and making an unnecessary battle royale out of it. It’s funner than it sounds.

Anyway, happy downloading and playing!

BONUS:

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For the anime fans, Hulu Plus added Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water. It is often credited as the anime that inspired Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire. It is also another classic from Gainax. Check it out!

(Four Swords and Nadia? I’m officially booked this weekend.)

082: Não Chora Menina

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“Close my shark , human.”

★彡 I beat Dragon Age 2 a few days ago. I was a warrior the first time around, so I am going to replay as a mage. That should make the plot a lot more interesting. Not that replaying really matters. Anders is still going to ruin my life again…with his anger-induced possessions and love of cats and unshaven pony-tailed face. Ugh, fuck off, Anders.

☆彡 *slowly teaches Mark to stop asking my permission for everything* (LOL)

Seriously, nothing gives me joy like Mark buying things and going places without seeking my approval first. Yes, I understand that his heart is in the right place, but…he’s 28 years old. It’s kind of depressing for a 28 year old to have to get permission from a 26 year old to do shit, you know? I don’t even let 60 year olds tell me what to do better yet people younger than me. Then again, I am the type of person who hates being ordered around (unless I’m getting paid to or I have immense respect for the person giving orders), so I value independence and personal space a lot. I never want to be in a position where I am forced to strip someone of independence and space every human being deserves. Oh well. He will learn. He is learning. That’s good enough for now.

★彡 Glad to see that Rey Mysterio is back. Sadly, that’s pretty much all I care about in WWE right now.

☆彡 I don’t know why I wait until December to hang up lights. I’m just going to string them around my bedroom and leave them there all year. Also, I have yet to own a tree that wasn’t green, so I’m going to get a blue or white tree this year.

★彡 Man, the ASOIAF fans who haven’t read the books yet are in for several headfucks next season. The purple wedding alone is going to be *in Zack Ryder’s voice* siiiiiiiick (…wait….what am I doing? I hate Zack Ryder). Anyway, just a few more months, ASOIAF fandom. Almost there.

☆彡 My blowdryer decided to explode on me and then make a Silent Hill-esque siren noise afterwards. That wasn’t terrifying at all. Luckily, there was no fire. It was just loud and smoky. 

★彡 I plan to get A Link Between Worlds very soon. I haven’t gotten around to it because I have a pile of books on my desk, and I’ve been going through them at breakneck speed. Finally. I should be all caught up within the next week or so…book-wise anyway. My gaming pile is still pretty pathetic.

☆彡 The worst feeling in the world is when you catch yourself doing something despicable and suddenly you question everything about yourself. I am by no means a goody-two shoes. My need to constantly explore new things is to blame for most of that. But there are definitely some lines I never cross, particularly lines that involve hurting others. I can live with hurting myself but not others. The truth is that I am a completely different person when I am in the middle of a panic attack. While I am in that mode, self-preservation is my only priority. Everything and everyone else stops mattering. That doesn’t change the fact that selfish is selfish. I don’t believe for a second that this part of me is impossible change. I just…need to put myself in panic-inducing situations until I learn to have complete control of myself during them. Until then, I am a dumb loser during 50% of my life. Whomp-whomp.

★彡 The things I am hearing about the XBox One are…tragic. The XBox 360 has been so pleasant for me that I hoped that the XBox One would be a worthy upgrade of it. Meh. I guess it is high time I got back to Sony anyway. The last time I owned a Sony console was back in 2004 or so when my PS2 broke. I have nothing against Sony. XBox just had a better selection of games these past few years, and games that were once Sony exclusives became multiplatform. This time around there are important-ass exclusives like Drakengard 3, Final Fantasy XV, and Kingdom Hearts 3 that I have to look out for. Also, there are some old Sony exclusive titles like Chrono Cross and a few Final Fantasy titles that I would love to download. So, a Playstation 4 is a definite for me. It’s just a matter of when I save up $400.

☆彡 The thing I hate most about my stories is that my characters have so much potential, yet they always end up the same one-dimensional carbon copy of the last character. I don’t spend enough time really fleshing them out. It’s easy to say: “this one is laid-back” or “this one is energetic”, but actually putting details into a character like pet peeves, addictions, allergies, fruitless dreams, poignant memories–that takes real effort. Effort I seldom give. For now, I am going to stop working on plots and drawings, and start working on those little things. I also need to work on more characters outside the main characters. Supporting characters don’t get enough credit for the life they give to stories. They are just that: support. I need to remember this! Well, I’m not going to worry too much about NaNoWriMo at this point. It is damn near impossible to meet the word count goal so late in the game, and my head isn’t really into it this year. I just want to crack open my Mythos binder and contribute more to it than fancy costumes. LOL

★彡 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia gives me life. I have never laughed so hard in my life.

☆彡 I am currently working on a way to modify my bo staff. I’m in the sketching and tossing crumpled paper across the room phase right now. Not fun…but turning my bo staff into a Final Fantasy like weapon is going to be sweeeet. I thought about turning it into a lance, but as often as that thing topples over I don’t think it’s a good idea to add a blade to the end of it. LOL. I’m just going to stick with a basic staff. Right now I am set on something between Yuna’s starting staff and her Nirvana staff. I want to name my staff “Phantasmagoria”…because it’s my favorite word. Yes, I know I’m a colossal loser. Leave me alone. 😐

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★彡 I’m glad that Nier is finally getting the respect it deserves. Thanks Game Informer for pointing out what a masterpiece it is.

Also, fuck what the Nier haters said.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and please be careful if you participate in Black Friday.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Is Both Nostalgic And New – Siliconera

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Is Both Nostalgic And New – Siliconera.

 

I’m so excited! TT___TT

 

…I’m not even going to discuss Wind Waker HD because there is no way in hell I can afford a Wii U. *weeps* Plus, I already played Wind Waker on the Gamecube, so I would rather invest in something that I haven’t played before.

 

A Link Between Worlds, I can probably do. I just have to find some games I am willing to part with and trade in.

 

*INTENSE SEARCHING*

Kerri & Doing Stuff. Thangs.

This hardly qualifies as an ACNL post since I only have like two pictures, so I’m just going to add it with some other pictures. Let’s see here…

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Kato and Isabelle getting excited about nothing.  😄

Speaking of nothing things to be excited about, T.I.Y. is undergoing construction as I type this. I’m not sure how long it will take, but it is going to be awesome~ Of course, T & T Emporium would be even more awesome~

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Upgraded the room. This is more like my IRL room…minus all the pink and the couch.

[ Non-ACNL crap below ]

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Look At This Perfect Boss.

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I didn’t even want to fight him. He was too beautiful. Those luxurious locks~

And his theme song:

You’re a dick, Ganon, but you’re also perf.

076: Light It Up

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★彡 Things are progressing quickly in The Witcher 2. I went from struggling to defeat the kayran to joining King Felselt’s camp. Whoo~ Geralt made it so easy by being strong and adorable~ I was hoping Triss could stick around to be strong and adorable with him, but she’s MIA right now. *weeps* Honestly, the battle with the kayran wasn’t bad at all. I just ran into it without ostmurk the first time and got my ass kicked…and that happened because I abandoned the game for so long before that I forgot that mongoose=ostmurk. As much as I love alchemy in this game, it is a headache memorizing all of these ingredients, components, and whatnot. It’s a small flaw on an otherwise flawless game. I love this series. Everything from the books to the games are just…wow. I don’t want to see it end at all.

☆彡 New DIY project:

  1. Buy a shitload of composition notebooks (and they’re all on sale thanks to back-to-school specials).
  2. Buy different types of fabrics.
  3. Wrap the notebooks in those fabrics.
  4. Tada! Tons of new beautiful books to write in instead of spending $10 each for them at some random store.

★彡 AJ called Dolph “pudding”. I’m pretty sure she is channeling Harley Quinn now. You’re the coolest, AJ *_*! Speaking of WWE, I am conflicted about the SummerSlam results. I should have known Randy Orton would have done that, but I didn’t expect HHH to help him out. As for AJ Lee and Big E losing…it is good for the storyline to have them punished for what happened to Kaitlyn, but I am always going to be disappointed when AJ loses. I don’t even know what to say about CM Punk, Heyman, and Lesner. I’m so done with Heyman though. I can’t wait to see CM Punk puts him to sleep. It’s going to happen. I’m just waiting patiently. Until then, we will just have to see how this McMahon-HHH dictatorship thing goes. Raw was definitely intense this week. I cannot wait for Smackdown.

☆彡 I like ramune because it makes you work hard for that drink. I spend a good 3-5 minutes trying to pop that damn top, but that wave of euphoria when the marble makes that “plunk” noise is uncomparable.

★彡 I have four choices of Zelda games to download to my 3DS: Link’s Awakening, The Adventure of Link, Oracle of Ages, and Oracle of Seasons. I can also say neither, and download that programming application. *sigh* I will likely end up with Oracle of Seasons. I’ll see…

☆彡 I don’t trust anyone who hates pizza.

★彡 I give The Devil Is A Part-Timer credit for having fanservice for both genders. You don’t see that much in animes.

☆彡 If it can go in your mouth, don’t take it out in public…because literally 0.05 seconds after you take it out, someone is going to start begging. Like, Mark and I were in an empty parking lot and the moment he opened his box of cigarettes this dude came out of fucking nowhere begging to bum one. There wasn’t even any cars around but ours in the parking lot! What type of X-Men bullshit…? I bet if we got stabbed or something and started shouting for help, that guy would be nowhere to be found. Damn shame.

★彡 My goal in life is to be like Toriko. I just want to be strong, eat well, and chase ridiculous goals. Seriously, the man wants to cook god and eat him. Compared to him, my goals are attainable. Slightly OT: I was telling Mark that I would literally scream if Guts ever made a cameo in the series. It is very unlikely…but I will still hope for it.

☆彡 Autumn is almost here! I’m so excited for Halloween, and pumpkin everything. I’m more excited about the cool weather though. This summer has been absolute torment. Also, I miss my hoodies. D:

★彡 It is so difficult to re-read Nana because the mangas makes me cry everytime I read them. I am still saddened by the fact that Ai Yazawa pretty much abandoned the series. It’s been about four years without a single update…which means I should really just give up on waiting. Then again, I am a Berserk fan, and we Berserk fans know all about waiting ridiculous amounts of time for manga updates (LOL). So, I’ll just wait. See how it goes~

☆彡 Culinary challenge: master green tea latte and green tea cake recipes.

★彡 I currently own two copies of A Game of Thrones. One I bought when I first wanted to read the series, and the second that came with the boxset I acquired afterwards. Mark told me to sell it…but I think I will wait for someone to say: “Man, I need a new series to get into. I’m thinking ASOIAF…” Then I’ll just yell “READ THIS NOW” and slam dunk the book on whatever surface is nearby. Then I will have someone to fangirl with IRL. I mean…Mark is kind of into the series, but he hasn’t really gone beyond the TV shows. So I can’t talk to him about the shitload of things the TV show left out or changed because of limitations. Yep…waiting, waiting. Yo, if I give someone the book and they tell me that they love Daenerys, I will skip into the sunset. Soon.

Obviously, nothing new or interesting to add this time. I have been abusing this two months of free Hulu thing like nobody’s business. I am so glad it works this time around. My first experience with Hulu was terrible. It probably goes without saying that I will end up subscribing beyond the two months. This means that I will have to subscribe to Gold for the long-term too. I must. They give away two free games every month so long as you are a gold member. If that is not a good deal, I don’t know what is!

Of course, I still have my games to play. ACNL takes up a great deal of my time because I am a perfectionist…a horrible thing to be in this game. LOL. The same goes with The Witcher 2. I react to every quest offered with: “This is such a waste of time. Of course I will.” Put into consideration the character development tree, alchemy, crafting, and upgrading shit constantly and…yeah…I can see myself putting a lot of time into this game. And this is just with Roche’s branch. Once I join Iorveth in my second playthrough, it will be more quests and resources and updating. …Possibly more gambling and prostitutes too. Just another day in Geralt’s life.

Ah well. That’s pretty much it. Same ol’, same ol’.

Take care everyone.

Zelda Wind Waker HD Teaser Site Now Live

In the words of Stone Cold Steve Austin: “OH HELL YEAH.”

My Nintendo News

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Nintendo has gone live with its teaser site for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, which showcases the trailer for the game, Eiji Aonuma’s Nintendo Direct, as well as several gameplay stills. One of the images (pictured above) reveals the new item selection screen accessible on the Wii U gamepad. The teaser site indicates that full-scale coverage of the game will be coming soon. The Wind Waker HD is still on target for an October release.

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