New Math

Jun. 29th, 2017 07:18 am
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at work...

not!Milo: You need to stop cleaning and organizing everything.

me: Why?

not!Milo: I can't find anything.

me: But everything is in one place, and near like items!

not!Milo: Exactly! Before, I knew at least three places something might be. Now I have a 67% chance of failure!

me: But now when you find it, there's 300% of what you were looking for!


Jun. 26th, 2017 09:04 pm
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Back at Motor City, I bought yet another bootleg copy of Endless Waltz for $2. This one has completely different art from my other copy, which of course has different art from the official release. (Somewhat more hilariously, my official release is the one that doesn't play at all.)

I still really want to write a thorough and relatively-AU version of Wing. The problem is the brain weasels that keep hissing in my hindbrain that the things I want to do with the story-- the changes I want to make --are the things that'll get me skewered and destroy my fic-writing self-confidence even further. This is particularly hilarious because... who is even going to notice yet another mostly-gen Wing AU? Let alone if I play with the humanity, genders, bodies, raw... existence of some of the cast~~

I'll let the hindbrain play with the idea for a bit longer... HMMMM...

SuikoII, etc.

Jun. 25th, 2017 07:44 am
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Well, I played about six hours of Suikoden II Saturday, instead of doing anything remotely productive like I needed to do (untrue? I did do a few things...) and don't regret it. ^^;; Riou is having an amusing wtf time of it all, Jowy, and Flik and Viktor do seem to have gotten married during the span between games. *grins* I look forward to more returning characters~ and all the new ones.

After finishing SuikoII, I do have both Suikogaidens, if I want to poke at them. I won't have clear data to load over, since I'm playing everything else on PS3 (the PS1 discs, I mean - I'm lazy and like my wireless controller) and I don't know if the Suikogaidens recognize NA clear data anyway... (I have had games recognize JP/NA data, unexpectedly, but I'm guessing it's the exception and not the rule.) I'm a little surprised there are no copies of the Suikogaidens available on Amazon right now... but I have had my copies for about a decade? I'm bad at keeping track of game prices/availability. Isn't SuikoII available on PSN? But used copies are still running $100 for a disc-only...

And here's some other stuff that came up in conversation with Ket:

Ages! I checked that character book that I have and while there are no official ages for the heroes, Jowy is 17, Viktor is 29/32, Flik is 25/28, and Gremio is 27/(30).

That pair of fic recs:

Unvoiced (1264 words) by Mithrigil
Fandom: Suikoden I
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Gremio/Tir McDohl
Characters: Gremio, Tir McDohl
Additional Tags: First Time, Master/Servant, good to be alive, Spoilers for the good ending, Awkward Sexual Situations, awkward flailing
Summary: Gremio returns, on the eve of the siege of Gregminster. He promised, once, that he would never leave Tir: it’s Tir’s turn to make the same promise for Gremio.

Things to Toast (4250 words) by Mithrigil
Fandom: Suikoden I, Suikoden II
Rating: Mature
Relationships: Flik/Viktor
Characters: Flik (Suikoden), Viktor (Suikoden)
Additional Tags: Drunk Sex, Friends With Benefits, Porn Battle, First Time, the beast rune can never be buggered at all
Summary: After the events of Suikoden I, Flik and Viktor have survived a hell of a lot. That doesn't make Viktor any less insufferable. Getting drunk, however, does.

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Jun. 25th, 2017 02:19 pm
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I said to a friend yesterday, I'm so committed to avoidance I'm even avoiding the things I was using to avoid the thing I'm meant to be doing. I'm meant to be writing a short book about recent films. And I enjoy writing about film, generally. But my brain keeps going... what if I leave it until later? Surely it will take no time to do this so I can write it all at whatever the last minute ends up being. Brain, no. And then it became, what if I re-sort the tags on my DW, to avoid browsing reddit, which was to avoid browsing tumblr, which was to avoid browsing plurk, which was to avoid reading blog posts, which was to avoid reading books, which was to avoid writing.

In other news I broke inspirobot:

Don't be a slave to yesterday's awkwardness, just laugh and be jolly.

It keeps giving me images that are actually inspirational.

Films watched this weekend:

The DUFF, a teen film which I am at least 15 years too old to appreciate. Every beat was thoroughly predictable, down to the inspirational speech at the end. The only difference between this and teen films of my youth is that this one has internet bullying instead of just ye olde fashioned bullying and a mean girl that wants to be a reality star. But literally everything else was generic American teen film about quirky white middle class girl who doesn't quite fit in & etc. etc.

La-La Land - I get the feeling that with this one the style is the substance. Beautiful use of colour and lighting and shot framing, for which we can thank Linus Sandgren who won the Academy Award. Gorgeous film to look at. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are reasonably good actors. But if you're casting a musical I think it might be a good idea to cast leads who can sing and dance at least better than I can, and I found much of the first two thirds of the film tedious.

Tedious white hipsters struggle with the idea that they might have to get grown up jobs and compromise by doing terrible things like actually promoting their work, sigh, but because it's a Hollywood film they end up with the dream jobs anyway. Gosling's character, Sebastian, was especially annoying. I found the scene where Mia was horrified to realise the band Sebastian had joined was playing fun music that people enjoyed especially eye-roll worthy. I believe it's meant to be at least in part an homage to musicals of the 50s, but instead of feeling like an homage it just felt regressive, uplifting white hetero mediocrity to some sacred thing. It never seems to quite know whether it wants to be Singing in the Rain or 500 Days of Summer, without the satire that livened up either.

I can see why my friend who liked it called it a three star film, though for me it was only a two star experience. Still, some of the sequences were enjoyable and I liked the parts John Legend was in.

Cars 3, etc.

Jun. 24th, 2017 07:03 am
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Cars 3 last night! \o/ And it was everything I could have asked for.

Potential Spoilers )


Jun. 22nd, 2017 08:32 pm
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I had to go get this icon out of my LJ icon folder... Games!

I woke up earlier than I wanted to and, unable to fall back to sleep, I went ahead and took a run at the end of Suikoden, since I was pretty close. \o/ I did get all 108 Stars, so I did get that amazing end~~ ♥ Now that I'm twenty years late to the party, it's time to look for fic?

I don't feel quite as attached to everyone as I did in SuikoIV, but that's understandable. I mostly used Flik, Viktor, Tir, Pahn, Cleo, Gremio, Kirkus, um... Kasumi for awhile, Rubi at the end, with a few others sprinkled in here and there. A very physical team. I never used Soul Eater until the final battle.

I love Gremio so much. And I want to go replay SuikoIV for Ted. ^^;; Though I'll be good and do II next, when the guide shows up.

I want piles of Gremio/Tir everywhere, and however the universe wants to give me Flik/Viktor. Hmm... who else? A lot of the canon couples were really cute - Hix & Tengaar, Lepant & Eileen, Kirkus & Sylvana, etc.

I would give a lot of money for a shiny remake of this game with about twice the character stuff, some loose ends tied up, etc. (Well, some may get tied up in SuikoII?)

Gah, I'm so happy~~

Dear Rare Pair Writer

Jun. 22nd, 2017 12:57 pm
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Dear Rare Pair Writer,


Links to my fandom pages:


Maeve of Winter on AO3


Maeve of Winter on Tumblr


Maeve of Winter on Dreamwidth


WhimsicalNixie on LiveJournal


Maeve of Winter on



Wishing you well! This my first time participating, and I'm very excited!


I should say right off the bat that my prompts are only here for guidance, not as anything you are obligated to right for me. If you have your own idea for the pairing that fits with my likes, it’s more than okay with me if you want to write that.


Also, feel free to mix and match my prompts with different pairings and fandoms. If it’s somewhere in my letter, it’s something I’m okay with receiving for any canon or character.


Jun. 22nd, 2017 09:49 am
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Is there anything more annoying than companies, apps, or other sites demanding your cell phone number before it'll allow you to create an account, access your information, or do whatever it was you needed to do? Sure, but it certainly is annoying me right now. Why do Google and Flickr and any number of companies need my cell phone information? Frankly, it's none of their business and I'd appreciate if they'd quit nagging me. I get more than enough spam.


Jun. 21st, 2017 07:36 pm
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Sega wants to turn its classic catalogue into 'the Netflix of retro gaming'

Sega exited the video game console business nearly 20 years ago, but the company still retains some of the industry’s most iconic characters and beloved classic catalogs. That explains why Sega decided to put resources toward an all-new initiative it’s calling Sega Forever. Announced earlier this morning, Sega Forever is the new banner with which the publisher will reissue games from its backlog on iOS and Android, starting with five titles to be released tomorrow in the US. A new title every two weeks after that, and every game will start out free, with players having the option to turn off advertising forever with a $1.99 in-app purchase.

The first five Sega Forever games are Genesis titles: Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Altered Beast, Kid Chameleon, and Phantasy Star II. But Sega doesn’t want to stop there. “I’ve got two decades worth of classic gaming content,” says Mike Evans, Sega’s chief marketing officer and development lead on Sega Forever. “Everything as far back as the SG 1000 Mark I through to Master System, Game Gear, Genesis, Saturn, and Dreamcast.”

I probably have Phantasy Star II in two or three different formats already, and yet my immediate thought was 'OH I NEED TO BUY PHANTASY STAR II'. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this and will probably end up jamming my tablet with Sega goodness. Especially when they get to Saturn stuff, since that's the generation I really missed and picking up back-catalogue Saturn stuff has been really difficult. I really only have about a dozen games for the system and that's including imports.


Jun. 20th, 2017 05:25 pm
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live action.

kadoya tsukasa
kr decade

gotou shintarou
kr ooo

kisaragi gentarou
kr fourze

nogami koutarou
kr den-o

sakaki tsukasa
aozora no tamago

carlton lassiter

(slings&arrows) oliver wells
(due south) raymond vecchio
(house md) gregory house
(bill&ted's excellent adventure) ted "theodore" logan
(pirates of the caribbean) james norrington


transformers comics

brave police j-decker

transformers aligned

amon (noatak)
avatar: tlok

rokubungi gendo
nge: angelic days

jet link/002
cyborg 009

(black jack) dr. kiriko
(keroro gunsou) cpl. giroro
(yakitate!! japan) kanmuri shigeru
(damekko doubutsu) yunihiko
(gundam seed) miguel ayman
(kyou kara maou) gwendal von voltaire
(kyou kara maou) murata ken
(kyou kara maou) daikenja


jade curtiss
tales of the abyss

jade balfour
tales of the abyss

(tales of symphonia) regal bryant
(tales of symphonia) yuan kafei
(el shaddai: ascension of the metatron) lucifel
(xenosaga) jin uzuki
(suikodenV) euram barows
(suikodenV) rahal



tōjō masuyo
kr ryuuki

kisaragi mizuki
kr fourze
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Also, I'm going to need at least two boxes to pack up notebooks just from the dresser. Which are all blank notebooks.
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I'm just going to show myself out.

Films watched

Jun. 20th, 2017 07:12 pm
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  • I'm not sure what I expected Top Five to be but it was definitely different from whatever that was. I've seen it described as a romantic comedy but, eh, not so much. The romance subplot is important to the film, yes, but it's much more a meditation on celebrity culture, fame and how that works out for black Americans. Chris Rock plays a comedian who is trying to transition into serious drama - some of the stand up at the end is pretty funny, and there's some entertaining (if also cringey) cameos from Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler (the funniest he's been in a long time, though I'm aware that's not saying much) and Whoopi Goldberg. Some of the jokes are just too crude and tired to land, however, and the optimism feels weird and unsettling in a post-Obama world.

    Editing to say I did actually enjoy it, because I'm not sure that's clear from the above.

  • Pitch Perfect 2 is even more cringeworthy than the previous instalment without funny enough jokes to balance out the offensiveness. I can't tell how much of it not working for me is the script and how much is the editing but I found the pacing kind of off. Someone needed to tell everyone involved in the film that offensiveness and ethnic stereotypes aren't funny in and of themselves, and are especially not daring by this point in time. Also, every part with Rebel Wilson was the worst. Some of the performances were good, though the 'Germans' massacred My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up). I also just can't connect to nostalgia for the American college experience, so that part was never going to work for me.

  • I bought Barbarella on blu-ray. It has never been a good film and I don't love it as much as I did at 15, but the boots Jane Fonda gets to wear are still amazing.

But you'll go with me?

Jun. 18th, 2017 07:07 pm
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Today I went to the archery range and mostly hit the target!


I still can't get quite the amount of consistency I like; I think I need to work on making my draw even more consistent. One thing I'm getting used to but still struggle a bit with is how to get my middle finger to do most of the pulling, versus my ring finger. I don't have the ratio quite worked out yet, and I can feel how there's sometimes variation in my pull, especially when my arm is tired.

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Jun. 18th, 2017 11:35 am
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I was in my local excellent second hand shop the other day browsing the sf/f section for more Star Trek novels I don't have time to read and what really gets me, having read The Price of the Phoenix, is that Myrna Culbreath and Sondra Marshak didn't just get one Star Trek book published. No, what really gets me is they somehow got four published. Even though goodreads assures me they're all basically the same. I know there was very little editing for the early Star Trek novels but you'd think they'd do more gatekeeping than that, given that The Price of the Phoenix is one of the most incoherently written things I've ever read.

What a week

Jun. 16th, 2017 09:33 pm
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This week, I went on a group outing with my team of technical writers. We volunteered at a food bank, which was pretty fun, where we packed bags of frozen pasta with green beans and carrots into boxes for shipment. There were some people from Farmer's Insurance and some fourth graders there; together we packed over 4,000 pounds of food. It was pretty fun, and I got to try all the different parts of the packing process.

Afterwards we went to a place called Pizza Schmizza, where we waited forever for our pizzas. All in all, it was pretty nice and I learned some interesting new things about my coworkers, one of whom (D) had done all kinds of interesting jobs -- like juggling fire at a circus, or learning to restore old cars.

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