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40-anime meme: Day 10

Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:48 am
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And now we hit the genre gauntlet and let's see what I wind up dredging up -- except --

10 -- what is your favorite 'moe' anime?

I don't watch moeblob bullshit and I would rather pour battery acid in my eyes than start, thank you very much.

Robotech -- maybe miracles DO happen?

Jul. 22nd, 2017 01:59 am
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Well, Robotech certainly woke up.

So hot on the heels of the Ghost Fleet Saga clarification/reveal/whatever came the announcement of volume one of a bloody set of art/reference books from Udon. And new merch (most of which I was not and am not interested in -- but I just had six tshirts and a wallscroll arrrive from the Robotech Store so I guess they got me anyway? lol). And of course there's the new comic about to start --

SDCC hit this week and holy crow I think the floodgates are about to burst open. Just off the top of my head:

- well, the comic, of course
- even more merch/toys/collectibles
- a board game and a dice/card game
- the live-action movie has its director and producer set and is supposedly getting fast-tracked

And, possibly most significant in my own opinion, after having been moribund ever since Shadow Chronicles and literally nonexistent except for the shop for at least the last several years the official Robotech site has come back to life.

I wish they'd wiped the old forum content though because I'm petty

The new site is spiffy and shiny and is already packed with character bios and mecha information and a clickable timeline (that I should take a closer look at to see if there's been yet another overhaul, lololol) and ship/mecha size comparisons and etc etc.

But most importantly of all?

When you go into the setting encyclopedia section of the site, Sentinels is right there along with everything else. And it has its share of character bios and suchsort.

I haven't been alive enough to dig out every detail and see just what they have there, but I know the important part immediately. And that important part is that Sentinels is restored to Robotech canonicity.

I am going to die of fucking joy.

Aside from that, of course 99.9% of all this new stuff is for First Gen. But starting at the beginning only makes sense with what they're doing, and who knows, maybe in the face of possible changes and new things altogether (Ghost Fleet Saga!), I can start paying some~ attention to First Gen without too much bitterness.

besides Roy is calling me

I'm going to be really curious as to whether Edwards turns up in the new comic and when and what context, if he does, though ...

Half Day Doesn't Mean More Done

Jul. 21st, 2017 11:18 pm
crossover_chick: Doc snoozing on his couch (BTTF: exhausted)
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I mean, I got a respectable amount done at work -- credit card reruns and rejects, a direct debit, catching up on maintenance, stuff like that. After work, though, I was full of plans for unpacking my room and getting my address changed everywhere and everything.

And then we ran into problems with Cox.

Okay, to be fair, I did either get my address changed on pretty much every site that needed it, and talked to Fiscal at work so they can change my paystubs and get my health insurance updated. But then Mom told me I needed to log into my new Cox account (all the utilities and stuff here are in my name, because, well, legally my house) and gave me all the information to do so --

And my password doesn't work.

Cue me and Mom trying to reach someone to ask what's going on (we've already had a problem with Mom trying to log into my account on her computer, only for it to take her directly to her and Dad's old account) and being stymied at every turn by automated phone menus and chat-room waiting times. I wanted to just reset my password, but Mom was insistent we not have to do that. We eventually gave up on it -- we'll probably try again tomorrow. *squeezes bridge of nose* So many problems with this damn company. . .but they've got a monopoly around here, and apparently the only other choice, Verizon, is about the same or worse. . .

Anyway, that threw off my day a bit. I did manage to clear out one box, and get a few things sorted out of the others -- mainly, old story journals. And school journals, I discovered -- I ended up tossing those. (Though I kept a couple of old Creative Writing stories.) I also got my financial papers safely tucked away, so that's good. And spent a lot of time putting some old BTTF II trading cards into plastic sheets. What can I say, it was kind of calming to sort through them. Tomorrow I'll see about at least getting my toys into safe places so I don't have boxes everywhere while I'm waiting for this bookcase headboard of mine to appear. I also wrote some more on my self-indulgent fic snippets (some Alicey stuff this time), and did some more couples for that ship meme on my main tumblr. A Doc/Clara and Chelley double feature, and Good old Artie and Trixie from the Telltale BTTF Game. Good times, good times. . .

I'm not at all caught up on tumblr, though, and I haven't watched anything on YouTube. (Listened to a lot of music while getting my journals organized, but no watching.) So I'm going to attempt to tackle those two things before hitting the sack. (Don't think I'm going to get to queuing anything on Valice Multiverse. Just -- not in the mood. And rather tired to boot.) At least that yard sale I was assuming I'd have to get up early for isn't happening until NEXT weekend now. I shall relish the chance to actually sleep in for a couple of days.

Right -- getting on tumblr. At least it hasn't been super-busy today. . .night all!

40-anime meme: Day 09

Jul. 21st, 2017 09:37 am
taichara: (Desert's Jewelbox -- oh really)
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09 -- name an anime character you absolutely hate.

Oh, this one is easy.

Relena Peacecraft.

Why? Because she hits the ground running as a selfish, self-absorbed little brat -- and at no point does this actually change -- whose best moment was mercifully fucking off from the plot for a while so things other than her screaming at Heero to kill Zechs for the "honour" of a fucking family she never knew existed, let alone that she was a part of, scant days earlier, could actually goddamn happen.

That last point is made all the more galling by the fact that Relena does indeed disappear out of fight for entire central multiple sub-arcs of Wing after that last event, during which actual *le gasp!* reasonably believable plot unfolds (the foxing of the colonies into "peace" as controlled by OZ, etc etc) ... and then. And then.

And then the aggravating little piker resurfaces, suddenly and miraculously the head of a resurrected pocket-kingdom, and is a figure revered across~ the globe~ and beyond~

We never see this restoration.

We never see a single god damn reason why Relena is immediately and unconditionally held in such esteem.

We never see one god damn iota of justification for any of this bullshit. We simply have to accept it, because ~*it's Relena Peacecraft*~.

Who then proceeds to derail what was very nearly an excellent political war story, despite its shaky start, because the entire narrative and cast of characters deforms to revolve around her. For no reason. Oh, and she's happy to let men die literally on her border, and she never seems to protect her own populace, etc etc ... but she's somehow perfect and her ideals unchallengeable.

(while I'm at it: since when were these her ideals? we never see anything of the sort come out of her mouth before this! she was too busy stalking Une to revenge-kill the woman, and wanting Zechs dead! I can only conclude Noin brainwashed her off-screen.)

Fuck. That.

Another Hot Thursday

Jul. 20th, 2017 11:17 pm
crossover_chick: Victor and Alice together as if they're cuddling (OTP: Victor luvs Alice)
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Not that I had to experience much of it -- the joys of working in a climate-controlled office and having my own new air conditioner at home. And living in a house that generally stays pretty cool. Got a fair amount done -- credit cards, direct debits, some RP replies, some PM replies -- the usual. Also some more of my self-indulgent snippets, because why not? Nothing really earth-shattering to report. Did some cute memes over on tumblr as well -- if you want to see me natter on about my OTP or my lesser known BTTF kids ship Jules Brown/Marlene McFly, give those a read.

Half-day of work tomorrow -- looking forward to it. There's some important stuff I need to get done -- namely, looking up places where I need to change my address, and getting these damn boxes finally unpacked -- but given I took next Monday off, I should have plenty of time to catch up with my videos, and even watch some new stuff too, maybe-hopefully. Depends some on how active I'm going to be in this weekend yard sale we have coming up. . . And I'd like to get to a Newbury's too, since it's 25% off comics through the weekend, and I'd like to catch up on my BTTF ones. . .

Well, that's something to figure out in the morning, I think. Right now, it's time for bed. Night all!

An ode to Susan Duncan

Jul. 20th, 2017 03:29 pm
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I'm finally caught up on this week's Orphan Black!

everything goes under a spoiler cut )

40-anime meme: Day 08

Jul. 20th, 2017 08:48 am
taichara: (Desert's Jewelbox -- umwhat)
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08 -- who is your favorite anime character?

... There sure is a hell of a lot of annoying absolutism in this damn meme.

I don't have one. I'm never going to have one. Hell I can't even choose one favorite character from most series let alone some horse manure like "favorite anime character".


Fafner: Kouyou.

There. There's a favorite character where the screaming hells are my Kouyou icons

peak bachelorhood

Jul. 20th, 2017 08:42 am
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[personal profile] taichara: *flops* I have achieved peak bachelorhood
[personal profile] kalloway: Eating cold pizza in a bathrobe and boxershorts?
[personal profile] kalloway: You, I mean, not the pizza.
[personal profile] taichara: nah
[personal profile] taichara: washing my work shirt in the shower with me
[personal profile] kalloway: I've washed car parts in the shower with me. I can never, ever say anything.
[personal profile] taichara: :D

Fairly Decent Wednesday

Jul. 19th, 2017 11:24 pm
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If super hot and muggy -- very glad that I was able to spend most of my day in the air conditioning! But yeah, day went by, at least. Got the last of the parish reports done at work -- conquered the adjustment report that was giving me a problem and finished off the exports (we had to tackle those as a team since they were so large). Got a few other things done too, like pledge billing and confirmation e-mails and all that. Yay productivity, I suppose.

At home, I did some more of my self-indulgent snippets, got a lot done on my main tumblr queue (helps that I had some posts prewritten -- I'm up through Saturday right now, and I already have Sunday's posts lined up! Nice to be ahead. :) And then it was mostly just catching up on various websites and the like. Nothing particularly high-stakes, so -- yeah. Quiet night, but I'll take that.

So I should probably go ahead and hit the sheets. Two more days of work -- well, one and a half days. :p Man, I'm really going to HAVE a half-day at the end of the week now. . . Which is good, because not only do I have unpacking to do, I have a shit-ton of Helloween to watch. So much STALKER, so little time. . .but for now, bed. Night all!

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Jul. 19th, 2017 03:03 pm
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I've been so busy, and so focused on spending my free-time-to-write on original projects, that I feel like I want to talk to people on Dreamwidth but don't really have anything to write a post about.

So let's start with the essentials, which is two friends who are currently in need of a bit of help.

[personal profile] kuwdora, who makes amazing vids, is taking vid commissions to help pay for a career development opportunity.

...and it seems the other friend has reached their financial goal for the thing they needed, which I saw halfway through writing this entry, so. Please consider helping out kuwdora!


I'm busy planning London things (when I'm not busy doing other things). I've bought contact lenses for the first time in my life (putting them in and out is AWFUL but having them in is pretty wonderful). I finished watching "The Handmaid's Tale" and the "Game of Thrones" premiere and feel weirdly similarly about both.

Sunday was picking up my contacts and hunting for a birthday gift for a friend and getting stuff from the pharmacy and overall I got home from work around 8:30pm. Monday was pilates at 5pm, followed by my roommate's friends coming over at 9pm for Game of Thrones. Tuesday was going to buy new walking shoes (mine have holes in them and I need something for London), and because I needed a specialized store I yet again came home at like 9pm.

Today is going to be swimming (because my pilates class was canceled), followed by an optometrist appointment.

Basically just really, really long days. I've mostly been spending my weekends doing fuck all because of it, lol.

Anyway, I'm looking for ideas for what to do in London. So far I have the staples (places I've been and can always happily spend time in):
- british museum
- V & A

Potentially interesting but also maybe kind of boring (I have a friend who'd LOVE both of these but for me they're kind of "oh ok" sort of options):
- tour of parliament
- tour of buckingham palace

plays (I have to pick one):
- Matilda in the west end
- Much Ado About Nothing at the globe
- Queen Anne at heymarket (I do love Romola Garai)

Other than that I have: walking around various parks. LOL.

There's definitely loads more to do in London, but I feel like I've done the more obvious touristy stuff (Sherlock Holmes house, the eye, transport museum (LOL I know this is less obviously touristy, but I liked it)) and the less obvious stuff I'm not familiar with?

(I've always wanted to do the loo tour, ever since meeting the owner/tourguide at a party, but it seems every time I'm in London the times don't work out ;_;)

Anyway, suggestions for stuff to do are very welcome!

40-anime meme: Day 07

Jul. 19th, 2017 08:41 am
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07 - have you ever watched an entire anime in one sitting?

Prone as I am to more lengthy series on top of unpredictable and sometimes insane work schedules, this doesn't happen all that often.

That said, I'm pretty sure that [personal profile] kalloway and myself blitzed through all of Star Driver in one go or at the very least in one day, lol ~

Also, Gin'iro no Olynssis was one short one that, iirc, I stuffed into my skull in one long workshift that time.

Long Day

Jul. 18th, 2017 11:26 pm
crossover_chick: Doc snoozing on his couch (BTTF: exhausted)
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Final Parish Weekly Reports are taking longer than first anticipated -- I expected the exports to take a while (and made good use of the time by getting some fanfic reviews and some new verse stuff for my RP blog on tumblr done), but what I didn't expect was a TON of adjusted gift reports to do. I've done like thirty and there's still a good chunk to go! Not to mention my supervisor was struggling to get the actual reports themselves exported, since they're so big this time around (the final report is an all-in report, you see). So it's all bleeding over into tomorrow. Darn it, I was supposed to get pledge billing done too. . .tomorrow afternoon, I hope. Ugh, be glad to have it over with. There's only so much squinting at lines and lines of adjusted gifts a girl can take.

Not much else to report about the day. Did some more on my self-indulgent snippets (plus a birthday fic for someone on tumblr), organized a box of stuff that's going to get sold at our yard sale this weekend, did my Sims 4 post for tomorrow on my main tumblr and set up my RP queue on ValiceMultiverse. Got to come home at the proper time today, which was nice. :) Really, when the traffic cooperates, it's great to have such a short ride home. Makes me feel like I can actually get more done. (Whether I will or not is up for debate, of course.)

Anyway, need to get to bed here. Wish me luck with those reports tomorrow! Night all!

... what.

Jul. 18th, 2017 04:02 pm
taichara: (Desert's Jewelbox -- umwhat)
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Kingdom Hearts III has less Disney worlds than Kingdom Hearts II; Final Fantasy VII Remake further along in some areas

"The Toy Story world is set after Toy Story 2. It isn’t a parallel world. Rather, the events of Kindgom Hearts III are part of the Toy Story time axis. (In other words, it is canon.)"

"While it is not shown in the trailer, at the start Sora is mistaken for a character in the latest game to be released in this world."



As neatly summarized by a helpful goon on Something Awful:

"So the Toy Story universe exists within the Kingdom Hearts universe but Kingdom Hearts is a game in the Toy Story universe. And it's also canon.

Ok Nomura"

(_ )_

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Jul. 18th, 2017 03:17 pm
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And now I have in my evil little claws the first English-language volume of Glory.