alory_shannon: THIS IS WHAT JOHN THINKS OF ALL YOUR CREEPY SLASH FIC. (HO DEER GAWD;)
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SO I beat Dragon Age II (not last night but the night prior to last), and…man. I don’t remember the last time I played a game that intensely, or beat an entire game so quickly. I played after work until 5 in the morning, like…four or five times, and that was enough to finish it with nearly every single possible quest aside from the DLC ones completed (and the three that weren’t were being glitchy, and two of them were just 'talk to this companion' quests anyway, and it was Merrill, so whatever, no big loss). Less than a week all told, hoo-yah! Or maybe I shouldn’t be proud of that. Hmm. Oh well, I am anyway. |D

There was some goofy RL drama in relation to me playing this game. )

ANYHOO, instead of a straight-up game review, Imma do a Dragon Age II meme I swiped from deviantArt. And since I’m no artist, text-only answers shall have to do. ;]

WARNING: EPIC-LEVEL SPOILERS AHEAD. And a little ranting too, hah. )


TL;DR, I beat DA:2 but…I sort of am not ready to be done with it. I want to go back and replay it all, even though I did just about everything that I COULD do…and I liked being smart-mouthed, so I wouldn’t want to change that, and I also really liked being a mage, so…I…would just be replaying the whole game exactly the way I did it before, lmao. Maybe I’ll just do that anyway, WHO KNOWS, WE’LL SEE. But first, my D*C costumes must eat my life. 8|;;
alory_shannon: ...I will KISS YOU if you know what anime this is from without somehow cheating & looking it up. KISS YOU. (Oh reeeeeeeeeally now;)
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...I have now discovered the most frustrating thing about trying to cosplay a comic book character (as opposed to the manga/anime/video game characters I've done so far). And frankly, I should have thought of this before, because I notice it every time I read a comic book:

Aaaaaaall the little details of their outfits change depending on who's drawing them. Which can mean they change issue-by-issue, or sometimes even panel-by-panel, if the artist goofs.


...Of course, this also gives you leeway to say, if someone there tries to nitpick and says that you got the cut/length/colour/wtf-ever of something wrong, OH WELL I'M DOING SO-AND-SO'S VERSION OF THIS CHARACTER, THAT'S HOW THEY DREW IT but still. For a perfectionist like me, it is still horrendously irritating, lol. ...And honestly, if someone tried to pull that crap on me with this character, I'd probably give them an IC reply. >B3
alory_shannon: HHr. In all the years they were together, she never left his side; not once. (Ghosts in the Graveyard;)
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Let me preface this entry with a statement of absolute truth:

I don’t write Potterfic.

Ever.

I confess that I do read it much more often than any other fanfiction out there, but despite the fact that Harry/Hermione is, was, and always will be my favourite pairing out of anything and everything I have ever read, watched, or played, I still simply…haven’t written anything for it. It’s just that by and large, I feel like anything I could come up with has already been done, and been done better than I could have ever done it. There’s loads of wonderful HHr fic out there already, so many amazingly talented writers focusing their all on it, so there’s no need for me to turn my own meager skills and feeble imaginings in that direction.

And yet…I still couldn’t resist writing this. So this one time, I made an exception. A nice, even 300 words total, and I’ve no doubt that it’s both my first and my last Harmony fic, but they are still my Always.


[Hermione, Harry. ‘Ghosts In The Graveyard, Hauntings of Christmases Past.’]

--
It’s been hard, living with the knowledge that she’s alone in the world, no parents anymore, at least not for now, not since she’s wiped their memories and sent them off to Australia. Today, on Christmas Eve, this holiday that’s meant to be about home and happy warmth and family, it hits her harder than ever, what she’s done, what she’s lost, possibly for good.

Rather than a house, there’s just the tent. Rather than warmth, there’s the cold snow crunching beneath her feet, and rather than happiness there’s fear and a strained sense of urgency. Rather than her family, there’s just Harry.

But it’s what she chose--he is what she chose--and hard as it is, Hermione doesn’t regret it. She could never be sorry for choosing to be by his side. Especially now, as she holds his hand and he clutches hers back almost hard enough to make it ache as she watches him, Harry Potter, let loose and simply cry. He abandons all pretense at strength and poise; he trusts her enough to lay himself and all his emotions open before her eyes without any fear of judgment or mockery, though at the moment, she knows Harry could care less who sees him sobbing before that cold grey stone like a lost child.

She feels an empathetic twinge in her own chest, a shallow echo of that feeling of loss, but deep as her own sorrow is, Hermione knows that Harry’s is infinitely deeper. That doesn’t make her pain any less real, but even so, the mingling of logic and compassion give her perspective, and she steps closer so that their shoulders brush and their shadows melt together, squeezing Harry’s hand tighter still.

It’s her first Christmas without her parents.

It’s Harry’s first Christmas with his.

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alory_shannon: HHr. In all the years they were together, she never left his side; not once. (Ghosts in the Graveyard;)
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RE: Harry Potter –-


Have read all the books.


Have now seen the last movie.


Still shipping Harmony. ♥



Always. ♥ ♥ ♥
alory_shannon: Rise from P4 fangirling, most likely over her senpai. & who can blame her, he's a badass, & a silver fox to boot. (So quick to fall in love with anything;)
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SURFACING FROM THE GLORY OF GHOST STORY FOR FIVE MINUTES 'KAY

THE LAST WEEK OR SO IN REVIEW (CHIEFLY IN RELATION TO MY FANGIRL-NESS):

-Last Friday I saw the Cap movie. GOOD STUFF, MAN. Cap is a babe, just sayin'. :3 Though I still like Loki way more. |D

-Monday, I...had to be somewhere that was about an hour from home, and afterward I had a slightly-less-than-three-hour gap before I had to be at work, which is also an hour from home and in the same direction. So since coming home seemed rather futile and a waste of money, I...went to the $2 theatre instead and saw Thor again. THAT MAKES THREE TIMES NOW, WHAT EVEN IS THIS. And I will doubtless be buying it the day it comes out on video, which is September 13th by the way, heaven help me for knowing that without even having to look it up to double check.

-TODAY IS DRESDEN DAY DRESDEN DAY DRESDEN DAY and I was nearly useless at work because of it. And when the clock hit 4:30, I was out of there so fast I probably left behind burning skidmarks, Back to the Future-style. WILL DEF. NOT BE SLEEPING, ANYONE WHO IS FOOLISH ENOUGH TO DISTURB ME IS LOSING WHATEVER PART OF THEIR BODY THEY POKE THROUGH MY DOOR.

-Finally, CUTEST LIBRARY STORY EVERRRRR FROM TODAY. While working at the front desk, I checked out a kid who was doubtless, like, six. He dumped an armload of comic books on the desk, as many as his little arms could carry, seriously, and...on his face, he'd drawn a mustache/goatee thing. And it must've been with those scented markers, and it must've been fresh, because I could still smell the licorice-scent the black markers of that brand have.

And. And, he...was pretending to be Tony Stark. He was pretending to be Tony Stark asdfjk;lasdjf; ahhhhh I normally don't particularly like kids, but I just about died from Cuteness Overload right then and there, WAY TOO FREAKIN' ADORABLE. X'D <33333333333333333

9000+ AWESOME POINTS FOR YOU, KID.


..ALL RIGHT NOW BACK TO DRESDEN /o/
alory_shannon: Rise from P4 fangirling, most likely over her senpai. & who can blame her, he's a badass, & a silver fox to boot. (So quick to fall in love with anything;)
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So, all day at the library today, when I handed people the DVDs they were checking out and said, "These are due back in a week, on July 26th!" I had to almost LITERALLY bite my tongue to keep from adding--nay, BURSTING OUT, "...WHICH IS DRESDEN DAAAAAAAY! AWWWWW YIS!" and doing some happy Tigger-esque bounces.

ALL DAY. Which means, considering how busy we were, probably about a hundred times, fer serious.


P.S. CANNOT WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIT \o/ I WILL TOTALLY HAVE TO BAKE SOMETHING FOR THIS. Ghost-shaped cookies, perhaps? Hmm... :]a
alory_shannon: You can only lie for so long. Eventually the masks all fall away; and after a while, you simply are what you are. (Maybe I'm damaged and interesting;)
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So yeah, saw Thor about 2-3 weeks ago, and despite my initial reaction of Natalie Portman WHAT are you doing in my superhero movie? B| I actually rather enjoyed it. It was fun, at least, and then of course, I…well, the way someone over on Tumblr said it is the only way to really say it:

“…That awkward moment when you fall in love with the main character’s evil brother instead of the hero of the story.”

…Yes, I confess. I’m a Loki fangirl. I’ve always liked the character in Norse mythology--he’s always been my favourite mythological character, because, really… “The Trickster God”? How awesome of a title is that? (ANSWER: TTLY AWESOME.) And in this movie he was EASILY the character with the most depth, and I tend to like intelligent, complicated, slightly-broken characters best of all.

But yeah, the movie--I even went to see it a second time, which I don’t think I’ve done for a movie since LOTR back in HS, and when it hits the dollar theatres I might just have to go see it again. ..And I am writing fanfiction for some of the prompts over at [livejournal.com profile] norsekink. 8| Which, despite the name, is NOT only for porn and such; there’s good Genfic (like what I’m writing, lmao) and G/PG-rated stuff, and it’s all super-clearly labeled, so it’s REALLY easy to avoid whatever you just know will sear your eyeballs straight back into your brain or have you wishing you were born in the past when there was no Internet or at least that brain-bleach was an actual thing, which is nice. :

...........And I'll post links to my stuff if anyone's interested.


In other news, quick reviews of a few things I’ve been reading (and watching) lately! Under a cut so as not to fill/kill your Friends Pages. )
alory_shannon: Kitty says CURSES, WHAT I WOULDN'T GIVE FOR OPPOSABLE THUMBS! (WHAT EVEN IS THIS; IDK)
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........I think this is my favourite picture ever. XD



AMAZING. And the comment I found with it sums up my own feelings perfectly:

"LOL I dunno what makes me laugh more - Rapunzel’s game face, or the fact that out of all of them, Jack is the most fabulous one there."



BRB, OFF TO BUY A FANTASTIC PIRATE HAT TO WEAR TO THE MIDNIGHT SHOWING
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (Default)
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...SCORE, I have the next FIVE DAYS off. \o/ This is because I'm only part-time (SUXX0RZ 8C) and so I'm never regularly scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays, and it's my weekend off, and...for some reason I wasn't on the schedule for my regular Wednesday hours, which miiiiight be a mistake...BUT WHATEVER, I'LL TAKE IT.

Now all I have to do is decide what to spend my WEALTH free time doing: playing Sengoku Basara: SH or FF13, or maybe even Infinite Undiscovery (for the lulz, and because my "Discovering Infinite Undiscovery" snarking project deserves some work); reading...LOTS of books, but most especially Dune, which...I have never read, to my lasting shame as a Sci-fi fan; or...WRITING. ORIGINAL STUFF, EVEN. WHAT AN ODD CONCEPT. 8|


BUT FOR NOW, A MEME. Snitched from [livejournal.com profile] its_game_time! <3333

Pick a character I write, and I will give you the top five ideas/concepts/other I keep in mind while writing that character that I believe are essential to depicting them accurately. Includes both fandom and original characters.

Muselist is here! Though some of those muses...are kind of 'dead' or M.I.A. at the moment, just warning ya. .......Aaaaaand none of you know any of my original characters very well yet if at all, so. Just the muselist will do. :]
alory_shannon: To a certain extent, don't we all believe the ends justify the means? (We're running out of alibis;)
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I was having a conversation with my brother, and when I eventually brought it around to the point I wanted to make--that oftentimes, he argues merely because he likes to argue, that he kind of just has argue about most everything...

...He started to argue my point. Which, of course, only proved it. B]





ONCE AGAIN, OLDER SIBLING = WINNAAAAAARRRRRR HELL YEAH X'DDDDDDDDDDDDDD
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (Default)
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AIIGHT I need to update this thing…so what better than a mostly-fandom-related post?

[…Answer: Nothing better, and yet somehow at the same time EVERYTHING better.]

And here's an LJ cut to save your Friends pages. )
alory_shannon: ...I will KISS YOU if you know what anime this is from without somehow cheating & looking it up. KISS YOU. (Oh reeeeeeeeeally now;)
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...Heh, I can't even remember if I've posted much of anything about my new job...but I have a LIBRARY STORY OF THE DAY for today, so...I'm posting about it now, lol.

COOL STORY BRO )
alory_shannon: Rise from P4 fangirling, most likely over her senpai. & who can blame her, he's a badass, & a silver fox to boot. (So quick to fall in love with anything;)
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My brother showed me this last night. Cute video, cute song. I can't stop smiling and listening to it.

alory_shannon: ...A gaming guide might be nice, too. GET ON IT, IGN AND/OR GAMEFAQS. (If only Real Life had Save Points;)
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So I started playing a new game the other day: Infinite Undiscovery. And this will be somewhat interesting, since usually I am pretty damn spoiled for the games I play, either because I decide to start playing them because people I know are gushing about them somewhere and I look up all sorts of info on them before buying them, or…just because I get impatient and want to know everything already. But I know basically NOTHING about this game since it’s apparently not too super-popular, which could be a bad sign. But maybe I’m just not trolling the right places or something. Oh well, guess we’ll see, huh?

…And before I say ANYTHING else, I just have to say that I think this game has just about the STUPIDEST NAME EVER…who wants to bet that it probably lost something in translation? I really, really hope that this is the case… Even Microsoft Word judges you, Infinite Undiscovery, by not recognizing the latter half of your name. Of course, Microsoft Word judges just about EVERYBODY when it comes to names, so you are not alone, and are perhaps in better company than you deserve.

Buuu~t back to business. PLAYING NOW. @___@

I PLAY IT SO THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO. )
alory_shannon: Mr. Bilbo Baggins is about to go on An Adventure, whether he likes it or not. & without even a pocket-handkerchief! ("In a hole in the ground there lived...;)
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...SO what with the online manga sites being shut down…like, TODAY/TOMORROW/EARLY THIS WEEK I decided that NOW IS THE TIME to read some of the things I’ve been meaning to.

And I won’t get to half of it, I know, but…I finally sat my ass down and got to work on the series at the top of my list: D.Gray-Man.

And. And I just love it. So, so much. As soon as I have money again, I’m buying the anime, because heeeeeee SO MUCH FIGHTING. <333 And I think Kanda is probably my fave, because I love me my swordsmen, and the Perpetual Grumpiness amuses me, but NO it has to be a tie since I absolutely cannot pick between Kanda and Lavi, and I love brave little Lenalee so much too, and Allen--ohmigosh ALLEN--he is just SUCH A BIG DAMN HERO ALL THE TIME and ahahaha did I mention that I love it? |D Plus SO many of the secondary characters are wonderful as well, and I think I’ve teared up…three or four times now, and I’m in the 140s chapter-wise SO I MUST HURRY AND FINISH CATCHING UP AAAA CANNOT SLEEP YEEEET. DX

But. Yes. Yes it’s every bit as good as I’ve heard.

I haven't seen much of the anime (aside from a few clips used in funny things and some AMVs), but this scene...I had to look up, because I wanted to see if there was music, and...there is and it is beautiful. The whole scene is beautiful.


…And now I want an exorcist’s coat. And character models of the main four. But mostly that exorcist’s coat. <33
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (We are the best at what we do.)
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I write like
Ian Fleming

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!





I write like
Kurt Vonnegut

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!





I write like
Chuck Palahniuk

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!




...Soooo James Bond's creator, author of Slaughterhouse-Five, and the author of Fight Club. Not too shabby. :3 Kinda weird, though, since the first two sections I chose were taken from different parts of the same piece of writing...
alory_shannon: Kitty says CURSES, WHAT I WOULDN'T GIVE FOR OPPOSABLE THUMBS! (WHAT EVEN IS THIS; IDK)
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...LOL OH GOSH, GUYS, I am SUCH a geek--look--look at what I did today:



...I made a few more Aangs, but the rest of the batch came out shaped as...stars, kitties, and elephants. The latter of which shall be frosted pink. |D ...And, er...pay no attention to the shot of my foot in the corner...

That said, I have NOT seen the A:TLA movie yet, so...I can't say anything RE: that yet. But soon...!
alory_shannon: ...I will KISS YOU if you know what anime this is from without somehow cheating & looking it up. KISS YOU. (Oh reeeeeeeeeally now;)
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...I'm sitting at the front desk at work, and...someone just came in and asked if we had a sewing machine here.

We are a LIBRARY. Let me think...uhhhh, NO?
alory_shannon: Rise from P4 fangirling, most likely over her senpai. & who can blame her, he's a badass, & a silver fox to boot. (So quick to fall in love with anything;)
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WE DID IT OH MY GOD OH MY GOD THE US TEAM IS INTO THE NEXT ROUND. \o/ \o/ \o/

I WAS SO WORRIED no one had scored and it was getting SO close to the end of the game and I knew we would be OUT if we didn't win because England already had a point in their match and we didn't WIN that last game because of that stupid ref, so a tie wouldn't cut it unless Slovenia got a point and tied with England too which didn't seem likely, but OH my God, THANK HEAVEN FOR LANDON DONOVAN. 91st MINUTE GOAL FTMFW. I, I don't even HAVE an icon happy enough for this, but this is roughly what is happening in my heart right now


only with balloons and streamers and 400x the energy


OH and what's more, we won our group! That hasn't happened in...forever, ahaha. 1930, according to some news articles, but YEAH same thing. Oh, but seriously guys, I am in tears right now, I am so, SO happy, and I almost never cry over anything.

Plus England is second in the group, which also makes me happy! Though I'm sure they're rather annoyed to be second to the Yanks, especially since they are ALL about the football over there, and we...are still sort of not...at all. COME ON AMERICA, TAKE THIS GAME MORE SERIOUSLY, IT IS AWESOME!! But then again, the idea of a grumpy England makes me...mostly amused, but also a little happy, too, so. |D

AND NOW I SHALL CROSS MY FINGERS AND ROOT FOR MY SECOND FAVOURITE TEAM, GERMANY. YOU GOT THIS, GUYS. GET OUT THERE AND KICK SOME ASS.

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