chibi_oniyuri: (slime)
FANNISH NEWS:

So I picked up Final Fantasy 13 again while my internet was down. Cue several days of grinding in Gran Pulse. Chapter 11... or is it 12...? Anyhow, I'm trying to take out as many marks as I can my first time around. Why? Just to say I can, I suppose. Or I'm enjoying the game so much, I don't want it to end. My desire to "complete" a game usually sharply decreases after I finish the storyline. Final Fantasy 7, 9, and 10 were very much flukes in my long history of console gaming in that I replay them constantly regardless of how far along I am in the storyline (lost count of how many times I've "beat the game" on those), and I'm not ready for FF13 to go away just yet.

Anyhow, after playing quite a bit, I wanted to see what sort of fanfiction was out there. Because, you know, fanfiction prolongs the joy of whatever fannish thing I'm taking part in this time. Finding lots of Vanille&Fang fics (totally expected), Snow&Serah fics (they're canon, duh, Self), and.... Hope&Lightning...? Hmm...

Musing and pointless exposition ensue )

So I'm having fun digging through those. Not as many long fics as I'd hoped to find, but there are quite a few gems out there ^_^



In other news completely unrelated to fandom (read:irl):

I was informed last Friday that my last day working at the company I'm with now will be October 31. On that date, I will be laid off. And that the only reason they could employ me through that date was that they needed someone to open the office while my coworker that normally does such goes on vacation next week. ('Cuz, you know, getting in to the office at 0700 is so hard when you schedule everyone else but us two to be in at or after 0900. Good luck covering that after I'm gone, geniuses.)

Well, crap.

*Goes to dig up and dust off and polish up the resume, not that it did me much good in the year and a half since graduating from nursing school, despite supposed nursing shortage*

...Anyone got job search tips? Gathered from my last year and a half of fail at this, I...well, I could use the help.

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Tuesday, 7 June 2011 16:10
chibi_oniyuri: (smile!)
So... I finally popped in a game I've had since Christmas.

Generally, I don't like wide-open RPGs. I like something with a little more structure a la Final Fantasy. It's the reason why I never got into Fable or Oblivion.

But this game that I started playing over the weekend in a fit of boredom... Dragon Age? May have heard of it?

I LOVE IT.

I'm currently playing as an elf mage (because I may have a slight fascination with magic... and hey, elves! With the ears! and the lore! and how cool are elves?!), and the story so far has been entertaining. There's a massive amount of back-story to go through, and codex entries to unlock, and - though I hate the prospect of this - several endings. There's the big bad villain, and then there's the people with dubious intentions, and there's morally gray topics like mages and elves. It's going to be a lot of fun to dig through the story and see if I can figure out all the nuances to the various cultures and "truths" that are embodied in this disk.

And I thought I grew out of my game-crushes, but Alistair? He hits every single button I have. He's blond (shallow, I know), charming, witty and sarcastic, and he has this hesitation that surrounds him for pretty much everything, and he's kinda good down to his heart (that I've experienced so far), and he loves his friends fiercely, mourns them deeply, and holds his promises of vengeance so close to his heart it's frightening, and he's valiant. (Though I wish a little less so... why did I teach you threaten, and why must you use it constantly then wander into the middle of a mob and die before I can heal you?)

Best of all? He honest-to-goodness made me blush with one of his responses last night. It was just....endearing, and sweet, and... probably hit another button, I'm guessing, one that I was not aware I had.

I'm also infatuated with Morrigan. She's very... err... sure of herself, very confidant, and she likes to rattle your perceptions of the world around you and yourself. She's observant, and she wields truth like a weapon sometimes. Only problem is that she seems to lack finesse, so sometimes she cuts so deep it hurts - not sure if that's on purpose or not, but she certainly doesn't hold back. She grew up in a different world altogether to what one would consider conventional, so her insights are interesting. And sometimes funny. I may or may not have reloaded my game several times to hear her rant about touching, all the touching, what's with the touching. XD

So, I'm throwing myself head-first into this. Thinking about playing while at work? Check. Playing when I get home? Check. Playing into inadvisably late hours before going to bed? Check. Ignoring all else in the pursuit of this game? Err... well, essentials will be done. Otherwise, check.

Let the madness commence!

Edited because...well, I thought of better word choices. I'm still not pleased with what I have as I don't think I've described it properly, but it's the best my mind is coming up with through the late-day haze.

ZOMBIES!!!

Sunday, 3 June 2007 23:24
chibi_oniyuri: (hamster-chu)
OH MY GOSH!

I walked out to my living room, confident in the fact that I was the last one up, and had the crap scared out of me by a figure sitting on my couch, saying nothing.

It is a complete, shameful look at how utterly paranoid and frightened I am at night that my first thought was, "OMG, there's a zombie sitting on my couch!"

*palm-face*

And I'm never going to live this down because I felt the need to inform my brother of the fact that I mistook him for a zombie, after I finished gasping and panicking and making sure my heart would not beat itself out of my chest.

I'm going to go to bed before I make even more of an idiot out of myself.

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