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- I posted the second chapter of The Price of Wisdom.

- I translated another page of Hyrule Encyclopedia.

- I wrote some self-righteous Zelda meta like a nerd.

- I wrote another stupid Wind Waker shitpost. I worked really hard on this one.

- I drew a shitty illustration based on a fic that someone gifted to me about two years ago. It's so bad that I actually lost count of the number of mistakes I made, but my goal was to create something as quickly as it came into my mind, and in that I succeeded.

- I drew another shitty illustration in response to a mutual's shitpost. Honestly I don't care if she likes it, because I'm still trying to get back at her for the porn she drew in response to one of my own shitposts.

- I signed up for digital art classes with the Oatley Academy because I want my illustrations to be less shitty.

- My ultimate goal is for people to be happy when I draw something for them, like this Ganondorf saltycatfish drew for me, which literally made me weep with joy.

Fire Emblem Heroes

Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:37 pm
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Hm, I've been trying to post That Day Back Then on fanfiction.net, but the story is not going through. I dearly hope the story won't end up showing up on the site five times. :'D But if it does, er, now you know why.

So, back in February, I felt that I wouldn't be playing Fire Emblem Heroes long if there wasn't new content. But there was, so here I still am. XD Also, the LSK cell phone game sadly stopped working pretty soon after I reached Rank 1 back in February... so I played more FEH instead. (I think they just stopped maintaining that game...)


I autobattled my way from 40,000 points to 100,240 points. :'D I was going to stop at 50,000... but then I pulled an Alm, and he worked pretty well with an autobattle team, haha... (This team actually managed to finish Hard 5 once all by themselves through autobattle without all dying~. Go team~). Alm also came at a great time to test out the Phantom Speed seal to go along with his Windsweep skill. It does actually work pretty well with poking at Hectors. Before Alm, 4 ★ Mae was my bonus unit, but she was too squishy for autobattling. If the next Tempest Trials is any time soon though, I'm not sure I'll try for 99,999 again. XD;

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SASO 2017 BR4 Fills

Jul. 22nd, 2017 05:55 pm
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  1. Inui Sadaharu/Oikawa Touru (Haikyuu!!, The Prince of Tennis): [E] Oh the best part of having sex with him was that he made me a smoothie after.

  2. Miyuki Kazuya/Furuya Satoru (Daiya no Ace): [M] What kind of fool would make a robot that you can’t fuck?

  3. Kinjou Shingo/Makishima Yuusuke (Yowamushi Pedal): [T] It is good to have you by my side once more, Ratchet.

  4. Inui Sadaharu/Kaidou Kaoru (The Prince of Tennis): [T]But to the snakes and their fresh polished scales? He was a hero.

  5. Inui Sadaharu & Kinjou Shingo (The Prince of Tennis, Yowamushi Pedal): [T]"I'm not following you into robotics." "It's in your blood."

  6. Fuji Shuusuke/Inui Sadaharu (The Prince of Tennis): [T] "What is the Turing Test?"

  7. Fuji Shuusuke/Kawamura Takashi (The Prince of Tennis): [T] The absurd structure of their hive formed a summoning circle, which would activate once every hexagon was filled with honey.

  8. Hayakawa Ryou & Kawamura Takashi (The Prince of Tennis, Princess Nine): [G] "There's no crying in baseball!"

  9. Miyuki Kazuya/Inui Sadaharu (Daiya no Ace, The Prince of Tennis): [T] Well of course I'm trying to seduce you, for God's sake, and I'm doing a damn poor job of it...


Final Fantasy XII, Part Four

Jul. 22nd, 2017 12:02 pm
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As I play Final Fantasy XII, the outfits of the female characters have been driving me a bit crazy. What I was able to accept in 2007 isn't really flying with me anymore, and I feel a burning desire to fix the stupid designs, or at least try to imagine alternatives.

The worst offender is Fran, who is from a tribe called the Viera. The Viera are basically forest bunny versions of the Gerudo from the Zelda series (link) in that they're an isolated society of warrior women whose "otherness" is marked by brown skin, while they are made less threatening to the ostensibly straight male player through their sexualized clothing. As is the case with the Gerudo, the elements of "male-oriented exoticism" are unfortunate, because the Viera have an interesting culture. Likewise, Fran is a fascinating character, but... I don't really need to watch the black leather of her thong disappear into her bare butt as she runs through the desert, you know?

This is Fran's official design (link), and here is some concept art (link). I would be interested in keeping the character's features the same while designing a battlemage adventure outfit that's a bit more practical. I was thinking about actually commissioning someone in the Final Fantasy fandom, but no one jumps to mind. I'd love to see Kashuan do something like this, but...

A lot of Final Fantasy artists have moved on (typically to the Dragon Age fandom), and the ones that are still around really intimidate me. They didn't talk to me when I was a baby fan on DeviantArt, and they sure as hell aren't going to talk to me now that I'm a slightly less baby fan on Tumblr. So maybe this is something that I should try to do myself?
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Title: New Horizons -That Day Back Then-
Fandom: The Legend of Sun Knight
Words: 4,088
Summary: That day back then, Grisia goes to search for his big sister. At a pivotal moment, Grisia makes up his mind. All it took was a nervous habit. Everything changes. Alternative take on a canon event. AU
Notes: For the [community profile] whole_new_world Alternate Reality/Changing Canon prompt "Altered Past." Prompt table over here. I've always wanted to explore this scene, so here's an AU take on it.

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Skyward Sword Did Nothing Wrong

Jul. 21st, 2017 10:16 am
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Lightsintheskye just sent me a comic based on a scene from the sixth chapter of my Zelda/Ganondorf fic The Legend of the Princess, and words cannot describe how fantastic it is. She also sent me a gag version, which I want to share here because it is made of gold.

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My post of her last illustration only ended up getting about three dozen notes, so I decided to ask for the artist's advice about posting this one. I understand that the attention any given post gets on Tumblr is random, but there still have to be ways to skew the odds. Is there a day of the week or time of day that gets more traffic? Is there a good set of tags to use? I know there are marketing strategies for things like this (for example, this is an interesting infographic), but I've never actually sat down and compared notes with another actual human being. And it never hurts to ask for advice, right?

SASO 2017 BR4 Prompts

Jul. 20th, 2017 08:18 pm
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  1. Inui Sadaharu/Tezuka Kunimitsu (Prince of Tennis): “Jim... if you ask me — and you haven't — I think this is a terrible idea.”

  2. Inui Sadaharu/Kaidou Kaoru (Prince of Tennis): “I vow to protect you from danger. And I don’t care if I have to fight an ultimate fighter. Or a bear. Or him! Or your mom. I would take them down. I’m getting mad right now just thinking about it.”

  3. Inui Sadaharu/Kaidou Kaoru & Kinjou Shingo (Prince of Tennis & Yowamushi Pedal): “You're gonna be a great dad, with or without your - Boyle Oil?”

  4. Inui Sadaharu/Kaidou Kaoru & Kinjou Shingo (Prince of Tennis & Yowamushi Pedal): “I don’t want a ring. I don’t want a wedding. I just want this locket with a picture of our child in it.”

  5. Kinjou Shingo/Makishima Yuusuke (Yowamushi Pedal): “Big damn heroes, sir!” “Ain't we just.”

  6. Fuji Shuusuke/Kawamura Takashi (Prince of Tennis): “Yeah, but she's our witch. [cocks shotgun] So cut her the hell down.”

  7. Inui Sadaharu/Yanagi Renji (Prince of Tennis): “All they ever do is die! ... Or leave.”

  8. Inui Sadaharu/Kikumaru Eiji (Prince of Tennis): “I’m very into science these days.”

  9. Fuji Shuusuke/Inui Sadaharu (Prince of Tennis): “It was like making love with a wild animal… But not like a cougar, like you might think. More like… like a swarm of bees.”

  10. Inui Sadaharu/Tezuka Kunimitsu (Prince of Tennis): “If you want to beat an alpha, you have to be an alpha.”


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[personal profile] aurenare reports that DeNa's last maintenance run just introduced a bug so that every single relic you pull with the Volume 2 Relic Draw is 5*s (a rainbow orb).

Some are boring — Shared Diamond Shield letting anyone cast Protect as a SB is of limited utility -- but others (Sentinel's Grimoire, Ramza's Shout relic, Terra's Maduin summoning relic and so on) are very nice.

No telling how long before they fix this bug, so I can't promise it's still in effect, but I just picked up a bunch of nice toys.
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During the past few days I've been editing the fic I've written this year, and last night I came to the conclusion that I'm a bad writer. Like, I am not a good writer, and I'm not good at writing - which is to say that I have neither talent nor skill. I mean, I'm not going to stop writing, but there's really no point in me taking it as seriously as I have been.

You know what I am good at, though? Surfing.

Fuck this "working hard" shit, I am going to Hawai'i. I've got some friends who've been pestering me to visit, and I owe myself a nice long weekend of sitting on the beach while eating shrimp and reading other people's fic for once.

And maybe I'll get drunk on the plane (as one does) and write another cracktastic Peach/Bowser story, that might be fun too.

about The Shattering

Jul. 18th, 2017 03:01 pm
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This is an experiment with writing. Basically, I've taken one of the many modern/urban fantasy worlds I've build in my head, dropped a couple barely-formed characters into it with a plot idea that might be 7 words long on a good day and pressed Go.

The things I post are barely edited. They may have typos. They're not majorly-high-quality writing, in which I've lovingly labored over sentences and synonyms. They contain far too much punctuation and will probably systematically abuse italics. They're not going to be perfect.

What I want to see is if - and how well - I can build something interesting, something resembling a story, out of these incomplete ideas and fragmented entries. This is word-and-story brainstorming. It's an experiment. I want to try to make something really cool (or at least decently cool) from this nearly nonexistent framework, and see what happens, and where it takes me.

The process is simple: I open up DW during a break at work, and let my brain and fingers go. Whatever happens, I read it over once or twice to correct anything truly offensive, and then make myself post. It's casual, just to practice writing and practice creating to try to get back into the habit.

So, that's what's going on here.

the shattering's world )

For readers of this journal: you are welcome to read and comment and interact, or ignore, as much as you would like. Feel free to ask questions, point things out, make suggestions - whatever, I will love any feedback.

(part 2)

Jul. 18th, 2017 01:56 pm
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(part 1)

I struck something invisible and ended up tumbling out of the magic onto the front lawn, landing in an awkward heap. Hey, it happens sometimes: in this case, May and Arston had probably changed the wards and I'd have to retune myself. Or, I thought, as I slowly sat up from my pile-of-trash pose and noticed the blinding glow, something more powerful is blocking puny magic like mine without thinking about it...

blinding light )

Rime, Part One

Jul. 18th, 2017 11:48 am
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Rime (stylized as RiME for some reason) came out this past May, and people have been describing it as a cross between Journey and The Wind Waker. This comparison is apt, as Rime has the aesthetic sense of Wind Waker with a few design elements borrowed from Journey, and its particular brand of "exploration adventure" is clearly influenced by Journey, with a few gameplay elements (such as moving block puzzles) drawn from Wind Waker.

Rime is apparently supposed to be three to four hours long, and I think I'm about a third of the way through. This doesn't include the extra hour I spent trying to get past the first section of the game, an hour that I erased by resetting the game and starting over with a walkthrough. Overall, Rime isn't particularly difficult, but I want to talk a bit about this weird failure in the design of what it's probably fair to call the "tutorial mission."

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I frequently have trouble figuring out the internal logic of games that are new to me, so this could just be a consequence of my own relative lack of skill, but I still think exploration challenges with this level of difficulty should not be part of the tutorial mission. This wouldn't be a flaw in a game that is in fact meant to be difficult, but it's definitely a problem in Rime, and it could have been avoided with a focus group of literally one shitty gamer.

My experience of fooling around with Rime has been making me appreciate how good the game design of the Zelda series is, especially Breath of the Wild, which has no artificial barriers and doesn't force the player to use an action before they've figured out how it works in a more natural and intuitive context. That being said, there is more environmental storytelling in the first hour of Rime than there is in however many 100+ hours I spent with Breath of the Wild. After I finish Rime, I want to talk more about the intense Wind Waker feels this game has been giving me.

Fanime 2017

Jul. 17th, 2017 04:57 pm
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An addendum to my previous Fanime post. XD Fanime for me was mostly buying stuff, going to gatherings to take photos of cosplayers, and going to the two main events, Music Fest & Masquerade.

Photo heavy post!

Re:ZERO gathering )

Miraculous Ladybug gathering )

Fire Emblem gathering )

Shounen Jump gathering )

other random cosplay )

Game Shows )

Music Fest )

Masquerade )
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- I decided not to participate in the Zelgan Big Bang, so I sent (what I sincerely hope was) an apologetic yet supportive set of messages to the mod, to the artist who offered to be my illustrator, and to the only other writer who submitted a story summary. I feel like a garbage human, but there was no way I would have been able submit my work by the deadline, especially not without community support.

- I went ahead and posted the first chapter of what was going to be my Big Bang story, The Price of Wisdom.

- I'm continuing to edit my Peach/Bowser smutfic, Claws and Lace. It's so awful, goddamn. There are some things I can fix, like small typos and repetitive adverbs, but some things are still entirely beyond my ability at this point, like actually being able to write decent prose.

- I posted my translation of another page from the newly released Hyrule Encyclopedia, as well as some meta providing a bit of cultural context.

- I drew a set of Wind Waker postcards for a friend (the same friend from this conversation).

- I answered a fun ask from a Tumblr mutual with a shitty drawing of Calamity Ganon.

- My Tumblr tag wrangling continues apace, and I also changed the theme of my blog, finally, after five years. I wish I could change my username as well, but Tumblr (unlike AO3, Dreamwidth, or DeviantArt) will not automatically map all instances of the old username to the new one, alas.

things and a book meme

Jul. 16th, 2017 11:26 pm
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1. My average writing speed is... 1000 words per three hours. Spread over a few weeks. Oh, well. No one said I had to write longfics.

2. I really want to buy the new commemorative edition of HP and the Philosopher's Stone. But I already own a copy bought some 18 years ago. I got into HP in 1999. Hm.

3. Look, a book meme!

via [personal profile] oursin

1. You currently own more than 20 books: You mean the ones on my table. Yes.

2. You currently own more than 50 books: The ones on the floor. Yes.

3. You currently own more than 100 books: The ones on the shelves.

4. You amassed so many books you switched to an e-reader: Actually, that was for fanfic and school, but why not books as well, right?
the rest here )

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