ellana: (WTC? D=)
I dunno why but today has just been blah. Nothing bad actually happened, but I've been in an awful mood and can't get any decent art done. I was making some headway, but the coloring turned out poorly and it just looks ugly. And then I couldn't concentrate. It's really frustrating to keep trying when things go like that and it's like "how do I get back to where I was?"

A big chunk of today I spent playing ToA. That was frustrating too! Lol. I picked a very nonstrategic party to take on the boss in Megiorra Highlands, so I had to do it over three times (and knock the difficulty down to Hard) because I felt like a jerk when the timer ran out. Gahhhhhhh Ginji.

Also I am worried I'm going to miss the cut-off points for Yulia City Help sidequest and the Ant Lion Man. Because I have no miracle gel. And no maces. And Chesedonia is sold out. Also Asch was being a major douchebag at the Desert Oasis. I didn't remember him being that big of a douchebag. It made me want to throw things. He called Natalia an idiot and was saying dumb stuff. I should rewatch it just to make sure I caught all the crap coming out of that guy's mouth. XDD Ugh. Also if you have no context, you'd swear the guy was crazy, suicidal, and um... crazy. (...)

But I got to canon review for Frings and Cecille somewhat. :D I always hated the war stuff so this is the first time I'm really paying attention and squeeing. So now it's very like OH THAT IS WHEN THEY MET I SEE. It's so cute they're both worried about the party. I will figure those two out yet. Also debating switching up party members and replaying multiple times for that to see what variations I get quotes-wise. I haven't seen much so far, but it changes a little - specifically which party you throw Luke in; also if Guy goes to Kaitzur he tells Cecille to be careful and that throws her off.

On that subject, I've been wanting to be a tard and share my poster. )

Roleplaying... I am way behind again. I'm hoping to kinda start over with the de-aging event at GB and just keep the logs going. At Ad Lib and PX I just have a few things to reply to and that mod event log (or two) to start. I think the de-aging event is going to be fun. I have ideas for Asch already, and Meer should also be interesting since I'm going to try to de-age her to before her surgery, but keep her knowledge of the SS Thor. That's a theme I've really come to like with her - the whole "what makes a person beautiful" deal. I feel so bad, though, because everyone's like "you're pretty! :D" and she's like "oh! well thank you very much! ♥" and a little part of her soul cries each time. :/

Hopefully tomorrow will be better for art. Ironically the one thing that came out looking decent was a rough draft/thumbnail sketch for what my fox piece might look like.
ellana: (Stella)
List any characters that you have considered roleplaying, but never have. Explain why you like the character, then explain what it is that keeps you from playing them, be it a lack of canon knowledge, lack of confidence, or too many people playing that character!

Let's just go with the top 8. )
ellana: (Jade Glasses)
Let's try to summarize what's been up, although this will likely be mostly a fandom post.

My hands still hurt because I suck and can't leave the computer alone. I want to write. I want to interact with people. I can only take so much reading and watching TV. I get bored watching TV for too long, even if it's something I like. However, because of this I have finished reading "Piratica" and I'm also about halfway through Gundam Seed Destiny (episode 24, I think?) and have plans to rewatch Fushigi Yuugi after that. I will probably read "Piratica II" during my vacation if I can, because the pages are jagged and it'd be difficult to flip during lunch at work.

Piratica... Piratica never takes itself entirely seriously, does it? There are lots of coincidences, lots of plot twists I predicted, but looking beyond its flaws, it was enjoyable in being amusing. Fun. Not the greatest book ever, but good for a chuckle.

It's also giving me a little bit of insight for Sky Tides, which I'm pretty excited about. And I ended up dropping Permanent Way. I hadn't done much at all but I still lament losing the Vesperia cast. Drops are harder than apps. But on the bright side I think I'm doing a liiitle bit better with Ad Libitum, and I might app someone else at Memento Eden. Probably either Tasuki or Nuriko unless someone else wants to app one of them? Tasuki's actually my favorite, but Nuriko (I actually have a wall scroll of him that overlooks my computer desk XD) would be nice because he has a different character type. I keep drawing similarities between Tasuki and Lloyd and I'd rather keep all my characters as different as possible. I've run into this problem at Ad Libitum with Tear and Kratos, because they both revert back to "srs bsns". Although, on the flip side, switching back and forth between characters that are vastly different gives me whiplash. XD

Oh well, we'll rewatch the show and see who I can relate to the most, I guess.

Cut for rambling about doujinshi. You can skip all this. )

Work this week was not bad at all compared to last week where I nearly killed myself. Thanksgiving was just me and mom, but the food was good. Turkey, dressing, gravy, green beans, yeast rolls, creamed potatoes, tea, Boston cream pie. Works for me. ;^;

And it's really weird only having one fish now... Like it used to be a bit of a pain to clean out two fishbowls at once, but now there's only one. And it looks like the other side of the shelf needs something. Circadia seems to be a little more active these days, too. He was always the healthier fish, but it's nice to see him being all swimmy-swimmy.
ellana: (Arf)
Cherry: *attaches link* In character? No?
Cherry: You should attack her with your Jade. >_>
Plum: I love all the little hearts. xD
Cherry: XD
Plum: I need to figure Jade out. ;_;
Cherry: I need to figure Anise out.
Plum: We should switch. =D
Cherry: Sure.
Plum: Jade. ;_;
Cherry: I don't think I could snark like Jade.
Plum: You have some experience with intelligent, sarcastic characters. o:
Cherry: Indeed I do. But is it enough experience to handle a decrepit old man forced to give up his retirement in order to babysit a spoiled noble and his band of merry friends?
Plum: ...
Plum: Touche. o:
Cherry: Hmm?
Plum: Point made. u-u
Plum: Ryou =/= Jade. |D
Cherry: ...you wound me.

In other news, I'm finally messing around in my musebox. I'm not sure who I'm going to app, when I'm going to app, or even where I'm going to app, but I want something cute, annoying, or possessing some weird variety of charisma. I'll probably end up with five more character journals before this is over. Gah.

ellana: (kirai desu)
Today I experienced the picnic from hell. There is no other way to describe it.

The funny thing is we weren't even going to "picnic" because my parents claimed the ground was too wet, yet our hardly-plans got changed into no-plans and rearranged and... I hate not having a plan.

So we get to the park and it's like EMPTY. On a pretty fall day, no less. We drive up the road and there are clouds of what I mistook for pollen... they were actually hoards of gnats. So we park and my parents decide they want to eat at the picnic tables near the lake. If anyone knows anything about ducks/geese... ducks + geese + food = ??? Yes, before we even settle down an old gander starts making his way towards us from the pond. A little while later the bandit mallards and other geese begin to follow. But is that the main issue? Ho no! The main issue now is the STINKBUG INFESTATION. They're buzzing about, flying around all dizzy and drunken and... ugh...

In case you missed it...


With a burning passion!

So naturally they start flying at me and I let out a wimpy girly SCREAM and refuse to sit down at the table and eat very much. One had the nerve to land on me, too. Such nasty ugly things. Bleh. >:/

And then those stupid ducks are closing in on us and one even pecks at my mom's butt. Yeah.

Then there are yellow jackets (my dad's allergic to bees) and other insects. And of course there's the wind trying to blow the plates away... So my spoiled bratty self comes out and I clearly express my disapproval. "I am not happy."

I basically stand around drinking my tea and chasing the ducks away while my parents er... enjoy themselves. But then afterwards they want to go walking. So then I am forced to squish my way around the lake.

My parents wanted to hike the trail too but, eh.... I didn't. X_X So we get back to the truck and go through that cloud of gnats I mentioned? Well gnats like to cling, and the next thing we know, our shirts and pants are covered in gnats. Ewww...

So we drove home and I promptly change clothes. My parents scampered off to the flea market or something while I did a few chores, ate a decent lunch, and played on ToA. I actually finally caught the skit that Dynast's "biggestgun" username comes from so I finally GET IT. Man, it took me long enough. ^^;; It's where Anise is talking about ways to get the Sheridan scientists to cooperate. First she mentions Luke and Natalia's $$$, then she suggests she and Tear use their "sexy bods", then she's like "I guess we'll just have to leave it to Ion =D". Or something like that. It was funny, because naturally Tear's all "I-I can't do that!"

Ah... speaking of Tear... icons for a drunken!Tear would be easy because she looks drunk whenever she fangirls over cute things, but playing a tipsy Tear... XDD Ahhh...

Well for anyone in Memento Eden that cares about what I was thinking, Ren will probably get wasted and turn into the "king of the night", Lloyd will get drunk and start laughing and singing obnoxiously merrily (he sings with Zelos in Rodeo Ride Tour I believe). I plan to keep Tear at least halfway sane, although she will probably be uncharacteristically... "girly" and more daring than usual. That way I can cover the whole alcohol spectrum.

Well, I've never been drunk or even consumed alcohol before, so I really wouldn't know. XD I actually did research and found a lovely chart of symptoms of drunkenness which helped a lot.
ellana: (Arf)
I finally beat Arietta!! Heck yeahs! Killing a bunch of monsters and bandits to gain a few levels and you know, lending a hand to world peace, ganging up on her, and taking her out first and it was super easy. :D ♥

...but then there was the sword dancer. =_=; Screw this. XD

Cut for Ad Libitum RPG and 'Tales of' Stuff. )

I also got a paid for [livejournal.com profile] fixmyresolve. I'm not sure why, but looking for prettyful Lloyd icons should be fun. I want to musebox kinda... Hey Jisu, would you want to musebox what we were talking about last night...? One of those three things? I need to mess around with my not-quite muses and see if they'll evolve. You know, like Pokemon.
ellana: (Kairi)
Bookstore report part 256?

Yes, right. I went in for Shugo Chara! volume 6 which came out at the end of last month. Right? Right.
...... And doggonit Skip Beat! 18 was out and there was only one copy and my brain was going "OMGGETITGETITNAO!!". XD I think I literally swooped down and grabbed it. The guy reading manga in the T-Z section probably noticed without me complaining "Why do they all always come out at the same time?". I only regret that I got so amused I was snerking in the car and felt the need to explain to my mom how... erm... "dramatic" Kyoko is. Not that she cares, but when I randomly laugh at what I'm reading, I feel strange. Like I need to explain it.

So, yes! It was a lovely volume, and it gave me a whole monologue about Ren. Not that I can use much of it to help my roleplaying, but it did shed a teeny bit of light on his overly mysterious self. And I love how Kyoko was drawn in her role. You could totally see the resemblance to who she was using as her inspiration for the role. And it was kind of scary. But in a good way! (Also: "Tsuruga-ism"?)

As for the other book I'm reading, "When the Gods are Silent" is an older book by Jane Lindskold (author of the Firekeeper Saga I truly love and would recommend to any fantasy/"she-talks-to-animals" fans). I must say it's not as good as I had hoped, and I'm not sure she (Lindskold) should write books under 600 pages. Well, it's got a good premise, but it feels like I'm reading a synopsis. They're on a journey and keep going from town to town, but they never stay anywhere for more than a few pages. Long enough to name the town, describe its commerce and politics, have Bryax and Rabble both fight something and get drunk and then move on. I can see a lot of parallels to Firekeeper, though. Rabble, like Firekeeper, seems to have a connection to her animals, though not as strong, they both get seasick, they're both strong female leads that are practically untameable... also some of the ideas are the same: magic disappearing, references to dieties, animals that almost act human, and that detail the author has for describing the different sorts of cultures she creates. One sounded suspiciously like the New Kelvinese. A little. It was only a phrase on a page, however.

Otherwise, I've basically been roleplaying. Too much A lot at Memento Eden. Not so much at Ad Libitum. Well, at Ad Lib I feel the need to always reply with paragraphs because Katana and CryptGirl always leave me nice long replies. I promise I'll get to it! I'll get back to Yuan and his crankyness. D=

But back to Memento Eden. I'll just apologize now for trying to be humorous. Haaa...

And... it still frightens me that people keep doing the "Lllloydddd~" thing. Four times. Fangirls.
ellana: (Kratos + Lloyd oyako!tears)
Ugh. I hate having a cold. My sinuses have been having a field day and my nose won't quit being a nuisance. I'm really glad that I don't have work tomorrow or else I'd have to take a whole box of tissues!

Other than that I'm considering starting an RPG. It kind of depends on whether anyone on LJ would be interested and keep it active. I have the concept and series and all down. At which point I guess I'm obligated to say....

My idea was for a "Tales of" RPG in the same vein as "Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology" where you form fighting parties with other players' characters and complete both minor quests (like delivering goods or defeating nuisance monsters) and ones that have to do with an overlying plot that would be planned by the moderators. Yeah, I hate crossovers, but with "Tales" it kind of works because all of the games have the same basic mechanics and there's an official game crossover. If not for that, I have to praise the game for at least not sending Kratos off into outerspace. (Yes, I saw the opening for Radiant Mythology 2, and it made me immensely happy, even if Lloyd kinda sucks in RM.)

The only characters taken for sure so far are Yuan and Tear. Anyone else is fair game.
ellana: (larissa)
Please realize there are only about three characters I have a personal fanon for (the Shiroganes), and one's mostly borrowed from a collective fanon. Otherwise you'd probably be stuck with my RP characters or my original characters from alleyWAY, Ma.Gi.En., Shooting Star Prophecy, etc. I should do a proper list some day.

Victim I stole from: [livejournal.com profile] regalblaze

Name a character (or characters) from one of my fandoms and I'll give you:
(a) three facts about them from my personal canon/fanon
(b) a reason he/she sucks
(c) a reason he/she is awesomecakes
(d) five things that never happened to that character and/or
(e) five people that character never fell in love with and why

Proper List Beginning )

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