081: Have You Ever Licked A Lamp Post In Winter?

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[ I’m gonna make this quick. I’m tired. ]

★彡 Finished Dragon Age: Origins a few days ago. I am queen of Ferelden, Alistair is king, and my DA:O BFF Morrigan disappeared with the baby she made with Alistair. By Bioware standards, this ending is happy. LOL. I’m pretty bummed about Morrigan leaving though. I think she had a great bond with my Grey Warden, and she did tell her that they were like sisters. This came from a character who generally hates other humans, so it is infinitely more meaningful. I can’t wait until Inquisition. Now I understand why everyone was so excited during E3 when she showed up in the trailer. Well, on to the next one. I am running around Kirkwall in DA2 at this moment. Let’s see where Hawke’s story goes.

☆彡 Mark’s job at Books-A-Million allows him to borrow books for two weeks, so he borrowed Time of Contempt for me. Yay! Glad to see Geralt and Yennefer reunited again.

★彡 Everything is Fang and nothing hurts.

☆彡 I used to get angry at myself for being calm towards people who were aggressive to me, but I am learning to accept it as one of my few redeeming qualities and stop punishing myself for it.

★彡 Shoutout to Hulu Plus for making an app for the 3DS. Now I can catch up on animes during lunch breaks. Yeah, I know. I’m a giant loser. In other news, this giant loser finally started on Mawaru Penguindrum. Pretty good so far.

☆彡 Things I Don’t Appreciate: being yelled at by a cat because I stopped petting him for 0.05 seconds.

★彡 As always, I write nonstop every month of the year except November. I’m not necessarily calling it quits for NaNoWriMo. I’m just stumped.

☆彡 My nephews were playing Ocarina of Time last weekend, and it’s just mind-boggling to think that I was around their age when I first played it. They had to experience the headache called the Water Temple…and then gave up to play Minecraft. LOL. The greatest aspect of that moment was when my sister started humming “The Lost Woods” and Jonny asked her: “How do you know Zelda?” Her response was: “Excuse me?!” I was dying! She is right though. We lived and breathed Ocarina of Time when it first came out. Jonny and Josh have no idea. Yeah, getting nostalgia just thinking about it. :’)

★彡 OYASUMI PUNPUN IS A TRAP. DON’T READ IT. (No, go ahead and read it. It’s just depressing.)

☆彡  My next splurge will be on blankets. I’m just going to buy ten different types of blankets and bury myself under those shits.

★彡 The Big Show’s return to WWE was so anticlimactic. He spent all these weeks getting bullied and then getting revenge only to come back and get bullied again for the sake of a shot at championship. I…don’t even want to talk about the route they’re taking with Kane either. Kane is one of my favorite wrestlers. He is definitely in my top 10…if not 5. So, I always get really touchy about the decisions they make with him. It’s sad. I know. I was fine with Team Hell No because it was hilarious most of the time, but I guess we’ll just have to see where this goes. I’m not even going to pay too much attention to this Big Show thing because it will likely be a rerun of the “Big Show, go do something degrading to keep your job!” type thing again. Blah, blah, blah, John Cena is a still a big dork and that’s about everything happening in WWE right now.

☆彡 I hope when Mark and I see Desolation of Smaug the theatre is empty again. The last time we went we were the only ones in the theatre and it was awesome. We made all the stupid jokes we wanted because we didn’t have to worry about disrupting anyone else. Actually, we spent a good 5-10 minutes laughing like hyenas when Thranduil pulled that dick move in the beginning. Let’s hope we can do it again this year. *crosses fingers*

Eventful month so far. Let’s see how the next few weeks go~

080: Hand to Hand

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☆彡 Everything is nice and creepy in time for Halloween. Fufufu~ I love me some Gravelord Nito. Actually, all of the major bosses of Dark Souls are beautiful to me–especially Nito, Quelaag, and Ornstein. I cannot understand why I love a game I am so terrible at…but it happens. While on the topic of Halloween, my plan is to pretty much watch horror movies while wearing something lame and eating candy. I’ll try to leave some for the trick-or-treaters. I could always turn off all the lights and pretend no one is home so I can keep all the candy for myself. I know, I know. I am a terrible.

★彡 Mark showed me something really cool the other day. Sega remade the Sega Genesis and stored 80 games in it. But that’s not the coolest part. That part that made us both scream is its ability to play Sega Genesis cartridges. We have some SG games in storage right now that we would love to play, so that is extremely awesome. I am pretty sure if they remake the Super Nintendo I will freak out. Naturally, I will embarrass myself here when that day comes. Capslock, gifs, bold lettering, and all.

☆彡 It’s ironic to me that females get shit for being “fake geeks” when the biggest impersonators I have ever met in my life were males. Here is the thing about females who love things considered “geeky”. They are willing to endure a lot of harassment for the sake of those things. That’s not to say that guys do not love their fandoms as much as girls or that some girls do not lie about their interests to get praise, but I believe that a person who braves negative feedback in order to do something they have a strong passion for are in it for the right reasons.

★彡 I still haven’t read “The Witcher: Time of Contempt”. It has nothing to do with my lacking an urgency to read it. It’s more about funds and my willing to delay buying it in order to acquire more important things. My poor cat has been scratching at the same demolished scratching board for weeks. I would love to at least get him a new one. Especially now that he has turned our carpet into his new scratching board…which I loathe. So, all I can say is soon. I do miss Geralt terribly. With The Witcher 3 being so far away and the grim possibility of not having a PS4 to play it on for eons after its release, “Time of Contempt” is pretty much all the exposure I will have of him for a good while. That sucks. I miss my beautiful white wolf. D:

☆彡My fascination with Wales has gone from admiration to shameless adoration. Seriously, have you seen their flag? Bad. Ass. I will not say they are a flawless country. I am sure both their past and present has its deal of controversy; however, I am still interested in learning more about Welsh history and its culture. I would obviously love to visit one day too. Also, kind of off topic, but I am set on giving my future children a name of Welsh origin. I’M GOING TOO FAR. I KNOW. But on a serious note, Welsh names are the coolest. It’s no wonder that so many fantasy stories rely on Welsh names for their characters. Vaughn has been one of my favorite names since the dawn of time, and I recently learned that it is of Welsh origin. So…that’s awesome. If I ever have a daughter, her name will be Zelda, but that is the only name I am set on. When it comes to daughters beyond Zelda and sons, I will turn to Welsh names. First, though, I have to convince Mark that we should not name our first son Felix. He just won’t budge on that name. It is killing me. LOL. Coming to an agreement on a boy name always turns into a drawn out debate, but the girl names come easy for us. We love Zelda. We love Elsa. We loved Meredith for ages (which happens to be Welsh for “sea lord”. How cool is that? OwO). Let’s hope we have plenty of girls then. Honestly, we are still going back and forth about reproduction being a good idea in the first place. It’s just a lot of stress we know we cannot handle right now. I am sure if we were living under better circumstances we would jump at the opportunity to raise a little human being, but the time is not right. It rarely is. Anyway, where was I? Ah, yes. Wales. I must go there. Good names, cool flag, nice food, castles aplenty, etc, blah blah blah.

★彡 It’s a bit ridiculous that I have soundtracks for games and animes I’ve never seen before. For example, I am obsessed with my Earth Girl Arjuna and Dream Drop Distance CDs yet I haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying either. I guess it doesn’t matter. Good music is good music. Also, I’ve been a fan of Yoko Shimomura and Yoko Kanno long enough to snatch up anything they release without giving a damn about the projects they belong to. The same goes with anything Masashi Hamauzu, Nobuo Uematsu, Yasanori Mitsuda, Go Shiina, and Keiichi Okabe touches. They could sneeze on an album at this point and I will snatch it up like it was going out of style.

☆彡 Writing about Odin makes me uncomfortable at times because I spent so much time writing about him as a child. To have to turn around now and write about him as an adult who often indulges in “adult” things…I can’t describe how it makes me feel. It’s probably the way many people felt when they saw Miley Cyrus twerking. Like, that’s Hannah Montana. There is just no forgetting that. LOL. Anyway, authors have written about more awkward things, so I shouldn’t complain. It’s fine. At least no one is twerking. Not yet. Okay, no one is ever going to twerk. It would be kind of funny though to have all the dragons come together and form a twerk team. Their twerking would just destroy cities and no one would care.

★彡 OH MY FUCKING GOODNESS THIS SONG THO

YOU THINK THIS A MOTHERFUCKING GAME???!!
(Well, Dream Drop Distance is a game, but you know what I mean.)

☆彡 If someone is going through a really shitty ordeal, you are not being a precious pure knight by telling him/her to get over it and be happy. All you’re doing is trivializing whatever (s)he is going through by telling him/her that it can be magically erased by smiling and pretending it didn’t happen. Sure, it’s not healthy to be angry for all of your life but if you go through something terrible and you just want scream or punch a wall then what’s the problem? Seriously, congrats on being a special snowflake who never copes with anger. You can go shit rainbows somewhere else without pestering us lowly mortals who have the nerves to experience wrath from time to time.

★彡 I don’t really know how I feel about John Cena coming back. I mean…he’s coming back to face Alberto Del Rio of all wrestlers. Alberto is a terrific athlete, but him in a feud with Cena just seems boring. He was just in a feud with Van Dam like two seconds ago. Then again, who else is John Cena going to fight? The biggest superstars aside from him are pretty much Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton, and they’re still in their neverending battle for WWE championship. So…I don’t know. Maybe he came back at the wrong time. I’m sure a couple of months down the line a more reasonable rival would have been waiting. *sigh* Oh well. I know Cena gets a lot of hate but I like him. It’s always good to see him back in the ring, being dorky and cheesy. LOL. If anyone should headline in the near future it should be HHH. I know it’s unlikely with his whole best-for-business-man thing but…man…HHH against Big Show would be an interesting rivalry to witness.

By the way, I haven’t seen Princess AJ around recently. I hope she’s all right. 😦

☆彡 I cannot handle anyone who does the prison pose in pictures. I always end up laughing.

★彡 5,000 years later I am still in disbelief that I have an autographed action figure of Odo. I really love Odo. There are countless Star Trek characters out there I consider loveable but I love him most. Flawless shapeshifter~ The only ones that really rival Odo in terms of my adoration for them are Tuvok, Spock, Worf, Kira, and Paris. Yeah…that’s about it. I pretty much have no fondness for anyone on Enterprise. I didn’t mind the show. There was just…no connection there. D:

☆彡 I was told that I had an evil laugh recently. I can’t even disagree. It gets to 90’s anime villain  levels at times.

★彡 Okay, I am pretty much set on getting Erick Rowan’s mask for Halloween. Honestly, I’ll find any excuse to get that mask. It is awesome.

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Alright, I’m gonna work on writing. That’s pretty much taking up all of my time since ideas come constantly these days. Let’s see how far this goes…before I wind up staring at a blank word document and crying into bowls of ramen. LOL

Happy 19 Days ‘Til Halloween! (( ^ w ^ ))

Five Things I Loved About The Witcher 2

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Geralt and Triss being perfect as usual.

Alas, I completed the game!

Well, Roche’s path is completed, but I still have to replay for Iorveth’s.  D:

Nonetheless, I am going to list five non-spoiler things that I really love about The Witcher 2. I hope it’s enough to convince others to play. It is such a good series! The third installment is right around the corner, so definitely get into 1 and 2 as quickly as possible if you’re interested.

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  1. Geralt Is A Great (Anti-)Hero: The thing I love most about him is that despite his unmatched skill in combat, he picks his fights very carefully. Throughout the series (books and games alike), he has been insulted, blatantly disrespected, pushed, threatened, and forced to endure the ignorance of witcher-phobic individuals, yet he still strives to avoid as much trouble as possible. Even if it means a little bruise here and there to his ego. Throw in the fact that he is an all-around badass, and Geralt is definitely one of my top protagonists ever. I can’t wait to see more of him in The Witcher 3. (I am still crying about his beard. So majestic~)
  2. Character Development: The fact that I can choose to be a better fighter, mage, alchemist, or a balance of the three really makes all the grinding and quest-taking worthwhile. EXP, like currency and resources, must be spent very wisely in this game. As far as I know, it is not possible to max out every branch of the skill tree. I really had to decide early on if I wanted to kick ass at fighting, magic, or alchemy. I tend to gravitate towards tanks in RPGs, so I did toughen Geralt up really good in my first playthrough. I plan to become a mage in Iorveth’s path. Or an alchemist. Ah, choices!
  3. Many Paths = Many Replays: There is no right or wrong way to play The Witcher 2. That opens many doors in terms of replays. There is not only the major path division of choosing Roche or Iorveth, but there are also little paths in between that can alter the fate of the entire world. So it’s safe to say that making major decisions do not come easy. I’m not even kidding when I say I have about ten save files in the Roche path alone. That’s how apprehensive I was about making major choices. D:
  4. Likable Characters: Even the villains were likable in this game. The characters, like the choices, are never as black and white as they appear. This really adds a lot of depth to both the story and the cast. Without revealing too much, I will say that you should not get comfortable with the idea of trusting everyone who is nice to you. Conversely, you should not jump at the opportunity to punish everyone who is mean to you. A choice based on personal feelings can make things really miserable for everyone in the end. It’s a tad stressful if you’re as cautious as I am, but it is the type of thing that Geralt has to deal with throughout all of his stories. Poor guy.
  5. Entertaining Distractions: Whether you like gratuitous violence, sex, or gambling, you’ll get plenty of all three without even progressing plot-wise. The Witcher 2 has fight clubs, prostitutes, and poker games to pass the time. Improving at fight clubs and poker dice games can help you in terms of completing quests and unlocking achievements, but I haven’t figured out any real purpose for buying prostitutes…outside of awing at how graphic it can get.  Seriously, there is no kiss and then fade to them under sheets like they do in movies. It’s basically a ten-second porn. LOL. Anyway, there are several fun vices at your disposal if you want to take a break from crooked politicians and monster slaying.

I would also like to mention that the graphics are beautiful. The NPCs have the same repetitive faces–something just about all RPGs do–but the costumes, armor, monsters, and environments were flawless to me. I also have a soft spot for RPGs that change the appearance of the protagonist whenever (s)he changes armor. There is nothing like that sinking feeling I get when I play an RPG, read the description of a new armor I bought, and force myself to ignore the fact that I will never know what it actually looks like. This is rarely a problem with WRPGs, but JRPGs are criminal in the wearing-the-same-armor-for-the-whole-damn-game department. -_-

Ah, well. Flawless The Witcher 2 is flawless~

This is a great series. Seriously. I am so eager to read more books or play more games–something! It’s so painful. *weeps*

Yep…that is a definite recommendation from me. Please enjoy!

060: Mice on Venus

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☆彡 Wait… Geralt is on the cover of Game Informer? And he has a beard?

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Geralt, you’re ruining my life. Stahp.

★彡 Speaking of The Witcher, I am slowly but surely sucking less in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. My problem is that I have fallen in that trap of constantly rushing through things out of some false notion that I am busy. I am not busy. Constantly occupied, maybe, but not busy. There is no reason why I can’t sit through a game like The Witcher 2, and thoroughly enjoy it. I just started to take advantage of alchemy and traps after all this time that I’ve been playing. I really need to chill when it comes to this game. You know, take my time and not try to rush through it. The approach I take in other RPGs will not fly in this game. That’s for sure. I’ve had my ass handed to me so many times, I can’t even bother to count.

☆彡 I haven’t played Final Fantasy XIII-2 lately. I want to, but…those damn gravitons cores. I hate searching missions. It feels like busy work.

★彡 I did finally manage to get Javik to join my party in Mass Effect 3. He’s…interesting. By the way, he doesn’t sound Jamaican to me. His accent actually sounds very similar to Nigerians that I have spoken to. Either way, it’s cool. He made me laugh really hard when Liara said that she wrote about Protheans in several journals and he responded with something along the lines of, “Asaris can write now?”. Then there is the scene when he called Salerians lizards and she corrected him with the term ‘amphibians’ before he told her in the calmest tone, “They used to eat flies”. Then she just stares at him for a long time and exits the rooms. LOL. Poor bb. I know she was so excited to meet him, but Javik is having exactly none of anyone’s shit today. Not even mine. We’ll just have to see how he settles in as the game progresses.

☆彡 Please don’t look at or poke or mention my cheekbones.

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★彡 I can’t watch The Jerk just once. As soon as the movie is over, I have to play it again. My record is four times. Yes, I watched this movie for almost eight hours. Think about that, and think about how great it is to not live with me. Also, I do the same thing with Garden State…and Amadeus…and Donnie Darko.

☆彡 Speaking of Amadeus, Mozart wrote his first opera when he was twelve–TWELVE. I am 25, and I can’t even finish one comic book. Like…how do I even? I don’t know anymore. *evaporates* I guess it is just like a quote I saw: perfectionist = procrastinator. What is the point in making an effort with anything if I can’t do it perfectly or even almost perfectly? That is my mentality sometimes…too many times.

★彡 Link does not get along with his tail. It’s both strange and funny. The thing that usually causes a fight to break out is his tail slapping him in the face while he’s sleeping. He likes to sleep in a ‘C’ shape sometimes, and that is when the tail-slapping session almost always starts. Then he bites his tail. Then he chases it. Then he falls off the bed while chasing it–which pisses him off. Then he jumps around in this sideways motion trying to grab it. Once more, strange and funny. Definitely amusing.

☆彡 I only want three things this month: Hyrule Historia, the complete box set of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, and strawberry cheesecake. Please.

★彡 The main character of a story I am writing is basically a serial killer. Well…not basically. He is a serial killer by definition, yet he is not the villain in the story. Therefore, I have to do a lot to make him likable and even relatable. It’s not easy. Of course, Dexter is pretty likable and relatable, but that’s Dexter. He’s not so much an assassin, but a vigilante gone wrong. *sigh* Definitely tough…

☆彡 I hate break-ups. I think one of the worst moments I’ve had in the past few months was when I found out Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman broke up. It just left a bad feeling at the pit of my stomach. All break-ups do that.

★彡 I wonder if character developers ever think about how crazy it is to create a person. It’s a person! No, (s)he may not be there right in front of you, but you gave someone a name, a purpose, friends, family, enemies, and even a collection of personal issues to solve. It’s amazing! Someone once said to me: “I don’t get how authors like J.K. Rowling get emotional over characters she created and decided to kill,” and my first response was:

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Is this a serious question or…? Really, if you kill a character of yours and you don’t feel anything at all, even some type of sadistic satisfaction, then you are doing it wrong.

☆彡 I don’t get people who call me and ask: “Who is this?” Shouldn’t I be asking you that? LOL

★彡 Pet Peeve #22:  “Can I sit with you?” …Why? There’s like 100 other seats. I’d understand if the seat next to me was one of the last seats left, but I don’t understand wanting to sit next to a complete stranger when you have countless other places to sit.

☆彡 I still haven’t seen Go-Busters yet. It’s not some anti-Go-Busters thing…which seems to be happening a lot…I just never never really got around to it.

★彡 I’m dreading that last Berserk movie because most of the reviews I’ve read said that it was great but extremely brutal and disturbing. I believe it. The movies compared to the anime are…wow. If a child ever walked in during one of those movies, I would freak the hell out and ban them from whatever room the movie is playing it. It can get that bad at times. The scene with Griffith and Charlotte alone was more like a porn than an actual “love scene” in a movie. It was pretty graphic. I can’t imagine watching the Eclipse knowing just how far this movie can go in terms of details and content. It even received the Japanese equivalent of the NC-17 rating. I…just wow. I definitely can’t watch this movie with Mark now. I know for a fact I will cry, and he makes a big deal every time I do. So, I’d rather not. I will be watching that shit alone…then handling the definite depression that will follow alone. The things I do for my fandoms. *sigh*

I have nothing witty to add, so I’m just going to fly away. *flys away*

047: Dawn Breaks Like A Bull Through The Hall

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★彡 I SAW AND HEARD DARK SOULS II THINGS AND WTF I AM SHAKING AND CRYING TEARS OF HAPPINESS AND MY BODY WASN’T READY FOR THIS YET FUUUUUUUCK.

☆彡 Tomorrow, I see Silent Hill: Revelations and The Man With The Iron Fists. Yet another thing to be excited about. 😀

★彡 Somehow, one sick day turned into a four-day weekend. I’m not happy about that at all. Thursday was understandable. I had a 100 degree fever, back-to-back migraines, and nausea so bad that I don’t know how in the world I didn’t throw up that day. Friday though…Okay, I’ll admit, I wasn’t 100%. I still had a fever, but it was only 99. I was fine enough to do work. I resent being sent home to just sit in bed, and wallow over the money I’m not making. I’m not angry at my boss at all. She was only looking out for me and everyone else (which is what I like about her) but I’m just…frustrated. Christmas is right around the corner. I can’t afford to have  two days off like that. I don’t know what I’m rambling about. I should be grateful. I did have a great day with Mark since he was off on Friday. Hell, he’s even going to be off on Sunday too. So, I can smile about that, right? 🙂

☆彡 Thanks to the two days off mentioned, I finally finished Deep Space Nine. The last moment of the show where Jake is watching the wormhole with Kira beside him–UGH RIGHT IN THE FEELS. I’ve already moved on to Voyager, and I must say that I really like Captain Kathryn Janeway. Actually, there isn’t a ST captain that I don’t adore. They’re all so wonderful. ❤

★彡 Getting this Dark Knight trilogy was a flawless choice. I’ve been watching the movies on loop since I got them. It’s so much better watching the entire thing from start to finish in one sitting. It leaves the details nice and crisp.

☆彡 I thought my obsession with Morning Glory stationery ended in my adolescence. It didn’t.

★彡 Netflix has all these Disney movies now thanks to a deal they made. I’m starting with The Fox and The Hound (which I’ve never seen) before I move on to The Aristocats (never finished it, but saw most of it), Alice in Wonderland, and then Pocahontas. The Nightmare Before Christmas is another possibility too. It’s all going to be very nostalgic indeed.

☆彡 If everyone has a purpose in life, I believe mine is storytelling. Whether it’s drawing or writing stories, I enjoy telling them. There is a feeling I can’t quite explain when I create a story, and someone tells me: “What happens next? Please work on it! I need to know the rest!” It’s not really pride. It’s…I don’t know. The closest feeling to it is when someone gives you an important task to complete, and you not only complete it, you go beyond their expectations. It’s that happiness with yourself and your abilities. There really is nothing like it.

★彡 I don’t have a New Year’s resolution list to share this year. Instead, I have a “Shit You Should Have Done Like Five Years Ago and It’s Really Pathetic That It’s Taking This Long” list. I don’t feel like posting it.

☆彡 Random Conversation:

Mark: “Doesn’t my character look like Geralt?”

Me: “Yes. Now I want to touch his butt.”

Mark: “What?”

Me: “What?”

(On a serious note, Geralt has a nice butt and everything else. Permission to post Geralt? For me? Why, you shouldn’t have! )

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★彡 Tina Turner singing “Goldeneye”. Perfection.

*sigh* Six hours away from Mark getting home, enjoying dinner, and watching Sword Art Online. I’m so impatient right now. -__-

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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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flawless queen omg

☆彡 Season 4 of Breaking Bad is being released on Netflix on Saturday. The last time Netflix released Breaking Bad, it was the first three seasons, and I watched all three in one sitting. It is that good. I didn’t go to bed until maybe 10-11 a.m. the next day. So, there is definitely a marathon in the horizon this weekend. I’m pretty excited! I should have re-watched the first three seasons, but I’ll just refresh with Season 3 and move on from there.

☆彡 Striving for that hunter/ranger mentality has been doing me a lot of good lately. I am thinking more about things that are essential to my survival, and less about cravings, temptations, impulse, etc. Because of this, I am now more willing to give things away. Pretty much 80% of my things. Yes, video games and books included. It just feels right. And, as if fate itself agreed with me, a flyer was left on my door asking residents to donate to victims of domestic abuse on the 20th of July.  So, I am packing up a lot of stuff this weekend. Furniture included. It feels like doing this is exactly what I am supposed to be doing: having less and giving more.

☆彡 I am loving these thunderstorms! They are so awesome to witness…not so much fun to be stuck in. LOL. Still, as soon as a thunderstorm starts, I am compelled to play ‘Thunder Plateau’ and I usually do. Mark said that I need a new thunderstorm song though, so I’m stumped. ‘Die Wahrheit’ by Masashi Hamauzu does bring up a lot of emotions I feel when I witness a thunderstorm: excitement, adrenaline, amazement. So, maybe that will be my new thunderstorm song. I do literally add soundtracks to my life. I regret nothing. I am still debating on a theme song, so I broke it down into several themes:

Main Theme:  Hope’s Theme ~Confidence~ (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
Vocal Theme: Temple of the Drifting Sands (Emi Evans for Nier)
Love Theme: Flying to You (Ilaria Graziano/Wolf’s Rain)
Meditation: Title Theme/Fairy Fountain (Skyward Sword) — so beautiful T___T!!!!

Fight Theme: Credens Justitiam (Yuki Kajiura)
Major Fight Theme: Final Destination (Nobuo Uematsu/SSBB)
Lost-In-Thought Theme: Interval of Time (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
Brainstorming: Proton (All About Lily Chou-Chou)
Sorrow’s Theme: Gwyn – Lord of Cinder (Dark Souls)
A Decisive Moment (positive): Ballad of the Goddess (Skyward Sword)
A Decisive Moment (negative): My Heart’s Descent (Kingdom Hearts: 3D)
Victory Theme:  Fang’s Theme (Final Fantasy XIII)

…I’ll just post a whole track listing one day. Why not? XDDD

☆彡 When your kid is tossing chairs across a supermarket and throwing food at people, and your only reaction is to repeatedly call his name while talking on the phone, it is probably time for you to hand that child over to someone with some sense. It is also time to consider having yourself neutered as well.

☆彡 Well, I guess I can kind of understand why Geralt sleeps around a lot. He is a witcher in a world that considers his type a freak/mutant. So, really, he is a loner because there is nothing else for his type to be. He is immune to diseases. He is infertile. So…sex with prostitutes is kind of the only means of bonding with the human race that he has. He doesn’t really have many people to kiss or hug genuinely. He did have someone…but that’s a long story that I’m still trying to figure out. Either way, I feel pretty bad for the guy. Even when he gets drunk and has a lot of sex, I feel bad for him because he’s not doing those things out of lack of self-control. He has tremendous self-control considering the amount of insults and prejudice he has to deal with without punching someone in the face. He only really has casual sex because he yearns for that emotional and physical connection with his own species deep down, and he drinks a lot because it numbs the fact that he has to kill monsters for a living to please those who consider him a monster in the end. Nonetheless, a very insightful character. He is nothing like most promiscuous drunks you see in books or shows or movies. He is very intelligent, very sarcastic, very selfless, and very heroic in his own way. I really like this character. I can’t wait to see more of him.

…Okay, I’m out of things to add. Maybe I’ll add to this later. Good night everyone. >_<

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#me #literallysame #butseriouslygeralt

☆彡 My birthday began early this year. I’m still speechless, man. o_o

  • The Witcher: Last Wish
  • The Witcher: Blood of Elves
  • The Witcher (PC Game)
  • Dhammapada (Friedrich Max Muller’s edit)
  • Six new R.A. Salvatore books…all Drizzt-related: Homeland, Exile, Soujorn, The Legacy, Starless Night, and Siege of Darkness
  • The Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  • Brave New World (novel)

Gigantic thank you to Mark. I’m super grateful. Or, as I told him: “Argh! Right in the obsessions!” LOL. We’re weird. As always. Don’t mind us. Either way, I was not wanting or expecting anything for my birthday, but I am still really happy about the things that he got me. Of course, I did ask him why he didn’t wait until my birthday but he said that he was too excited to see me get excited.

…I must not get excited often if people are genuinely shocked when I get excited. >_>

Um. Back on point. Thanks again, Mark. It goes beyond gifts. I am also thankful for you putting up with my Witcher obsession and my recent tendency to shut myself away to deal with the stress of these new changes we’ve been dealing with. I rarely get the chance to fully express this IRL because you always stop me by saying: “Blah. It’s alright. Don’t worry about it. Shh. It’s okay,” (XDD) but I am very thankful for you putting up with so many things when it comes to me. I really am. You’re awesome! I love you. ♥

☆彡 I can’t believe that they are bringing Sailor Moon back in 2012. How do I even handle? I don’t know! ;_;

☆彡 My biggest complaint about my new job are the 10% of customers who need to just…take a fucking nap or something. I swear the same handful of people call and/or e-mail us everyday just to be annoying. Like, what makes you think I have fifteen minutes to waste listening to you bitch about a piece of thread? People are suffering all around the world, and you want to play pitiful victim over a piece of thread? Hang up please. You know? Then we get the ones that are just so damn savage. I am not even exaggerating when I say that people literally call us looking for a fight. They will wig out over nonexistent issues just to hear themselves yell and throw a tantrum. It’s sickening that people twice my age actually behave this way. You don’t know how bad I want to answer customers like these and say: “Well, ma’am/sir, the quickest solution to this problem is to eat a dick. Have a wonderful weekend!” LOL! But…that’s work. And that’s really the only thing that pisses me off about that place. So far, I really like my co-workers and I really like the job itself though. ^_^

☆彡 Fucking. Fleas. I swear, everything has a shadow that is equal to the size of its light. Take Link. Love that cat so much it makes me curl into a ball and sigh. But every damn summer I have to deal with fleas and he’s an indoor cat and none of this makes sense and fleas are the worst creatures to ever come into existence on his planet. THE WORST.

☆彡 I am working on a side story about a huntress because I am motivated by all these hunters and huntresses that I’ve been reading about. But motivation can be a dangerous thing. One, the “high” of motivation tends to put me in a frenzy, and I immediately want to work on something…even if it is poorly planned. Two, once that high of motivation wears off, it is easy to just throw away all the progress made simply because I don’t feel like it anymore. But those are the moments when you get the best results, you know? That moment is the change from motivation to habit. Habit isn’t supposed to be fun and energizing, but it is necessary for progress. You only lose that momentum from motivation when you lose track of what got you motivated in the first place. And this type of realization could be applied to pretty much every aspect of my life. I tend to get really motivated about things and then allow simple distractions to get in my way. I am not too worried about keeping momentum with this story because it is just for fun, but I would like to continue going with the other things in my life that I abandoned. When I feel like doing those things the least, I will do them the most!

☆彡 Starting tomorrow, I have to begin this complicated face routine because I am breaking out like crazy over here. So, that’s a blast. I hope it works.

☆彡 Aloe Vera is too amazing to not be sacred in some way. 😮

…I don’t know what else to say. I planned to stay up later, but I’m really tired. So that definitely means no The Witcher. It is impossible to just play that game for a few minutes. It’s that marvelous. LOL. So, I’m just going to work on my story a bit, read a bit, and then sleep a lot. Then tomorrow it is off to handle repetitive errands until I feel like running into a brick wall. I really should get back to those weekly challenges, but I’m not online as much as I used to be. The most I spend online is 30-45 minutes a day these days, so writing my progress on a blog is pretty low on my priority list. Still, it is not an excuse to not set up goals.

Even if I have to write my goals on a piece of paper and post a picture later then that will do. With that said, week one of July is already gone but I will start on new goals on the 8th. Even if I have to take a picture of it. >_<

Alright. That’s it. I hope everyone stays cool. It’s ridiculous out there, especially if you’re in the south. So keep yourselves hydrated. Please! Remember that if you’re thirsty then you’re already dehydrated. So don’t bother putting it off. Drink something. Okay, I’m done sounding like everyone’s mother. Sorry for virtually scolding. LOL! Take care guys. 🙂

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