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: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (LIKE A BOSS.)
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LMAO OKAY SO

I downloaded this huge-ass file of screen caps of Tales of Vesperia ~First Strike~ and I’m not even very far into them yet but HOLY BACKFLIPPING ELIJAHBUGS I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT WAIT TO GET MY HOT LITTLE HANDS ON THIS MOVIE. There’s already been some Back to Back Badassery from our boys, and at the point where I’m at there’s what looks to be a BAR FIGHT, which Yuri seems to have started (OF COURSE, because he is one Grade-A instigator |D) and Flynn QUITE FIRMLY finishes and alsdkfjALKJFLSKDJF; AHAHAHAHA I LOVE IT ALREADY. X’DDDDD

…Also, Yuri is insanely cute/pretty/hot/moé. But I knew this already. |D

…And this talk of ToV reminds me of this, which I KNOW I mentioned and meant to post…forever ago actually, but. I don’t have ALL the quotes I want for it yet, but I do have some. I’ll get the rest on my second play-through. |D;


...SO, I’ve decided that really, Tales of Vesperia is all about ALIGNMENTS.

D&D Alignments as seen in Tales of Vesperia! )

EDIT: I have it from reliable sources (a couple of them, actually) that the movie...sort of RUINS EVERYTHING and pays NO attention to all sorts of canon things and just...all-around FAILS, REALLY, so...IDK if I'm gonna watch it anymore....though the BAR FIGHT thing still totally cracks me up and YEAH I'll...probably end up watching it anyway and then HATING MYSELF AND THE PRODUCERS/SCREENWRITER(S) AND JUST THE WORLD IN GENERAL for a while afterward...
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (*coughs to disguise laughter*)
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DISCUSS. And ignore that guy on the side, IDK who the heck he is but he is v. srs about this statement of his, so it felt wrong to crop him out.
alory_shannon: Patrick Jane is an EPIC level troll. (The Best Medicine; TROLLOLOL)
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THIS BOOK. OMG THIS BOOK.



It's been out for a while, I know, and I've been wanting to read it for MONTHS now, but I only recently got it through the library system because there was a waiting list, and none of the bookstores around here had any left, so I resigned myself to waiting since I had other books to read anyway. Anyway, I just started last night and am almost done, and OH MY GOSH, I LOVE IT SO, SO MUCH. It is a beautiful, beautiful thing. The existence of a "Reader's Discussion Guide" like those found in so very many classical works is just priceless. My favourite questions are #7 - "Does Mrs. Bennet have a single redeeming quality?" (Answer: DOUBTFUL, AND LEANING HEAVILY TOWARDS NO.) and #10 - "Some scholars believe that the zombies were a last-minute addition to the novel, requested by the publisher in a shameless attempt to boost sales. Others argue that the hordes of living dead are integral to Jane Austen's plot and social commentary. What do you think? Can you imagine what this novel might be like without the violent zombie mayhem?"

Oh, but truly the most MOVING part of the book is when Elizabeth and the Gardiners are touring Pemberley, and happen to be set upon by a wandering horde of "the unmentionables", and while Elizabeth is fighting them off with a makeshift quarterstaff (not her best weapon, but she'd left off her katana, as wearing them about was not considered ladylike), WHO should arrive but Mr. Darcy, who with a few well-placed musket blasts frightens off the zombies and SAVES her...and then, after making careful & polite (& somehow more gentle-seeming than before, oh swoon!) inquiries as to her health and her family's well-being, leaves his Brown Bess in her arms and rides off. Oh the SYMBOLOGY SYMBOLISM! Oh the tenderness, the subtle concern for her life! Mr. Darcy, you truly are every woman's dream!

Though, ya know, the scene where Darcy first proposes and is super condescending about it, and Elizabeth jump-kicks him in the face and into the corner of the mantelpiece, (which shatters from the impact) is pretty hot. So maybe that's my favourite. IDK I LOVED IT ALL.

LOLOL I AM ACTUALLY GLAD THAT I'VE READ THE ORIGINAL NOW. I HADN'T THOUGHT THAT WOULD EVER BE POSSIBLE. BUT IT MAKES IT SO MUCH FUNNIER. And I might actually have developed some small bit of affection for the original, which is even MORE unexpected.
alory_shannon: Patrick Jane is an EPIC level troll. (The Best Medicine; TROLLOLOL)
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As much of a jerkass as he can be, my brother can still tell some pretty funny stories.

For example, when he got home from school today, he came into my room with this odd expression on his face, and was like, “...Something REALLY WEIRD happened today at school...and I...I don’t know if you’re going to believe me because I’ve NEVER heard of anything like this happening before...” He was sort of unconsciously messing with one of his ears as he said it, and sometimes I swear we’re semi-psychic, because I knew right away.

Me: “Someone had something in their ear, didn’t they. What was it, a spider? Yeah, I’ve heard of that sort of thing.”

So, reassured that I’d believe him, he tells me that this one girl in his class was complaining about having an earache, and that she had a doctor’s appointment during like second period or something, but that it sorta sounded like there was WIND in her ear all the time. So Mrs. T, his first-period teacher on B-days (who is hilarious, I’ve met her and I can totally see her doing this) INSISTED on looking in the girl’s ear for herself, and gets this really bright light and shines it down the girl’s ear--AND OUT POPS A ROACH. And Mrs. T, who is secretly a ninja, GRABS the thing and smashes it with a paper towel, and then moments later is looking it up trying to figure out what kind it is.

lol my brother and his school stories. XD And he’s TERRIFIED of roaches, so after telling me this, he flipped out a little and rubbed at his head/ears so hard, he knocked his glasses off. Thus prompting me to be ridiculous and abuse his phobia AND all the X-men comic books I’ve been reading lately by joking about mutants whose special ability is shooting roaches out their ears. |D

He was also telling me about some kid in his class who’s involved in some kind of big bet thing over said kid streaking through the prom. |D And as my brother said, “…He’s done some REALLY retarded stuff for like ten bucks. It’s a pretty safe assumption that we’re gonna be seein’ some naked guy butt. And hopefully ONLY the butt.” Then he went on talking about the venue, because apparently the only way there is like. By elevator. (Brother: “I mean, seriously! How awkward of an elevator ride would that be?”)


In less interesting out-there news, Air: The Complete Series came for me today! It’s all twelve episodes PLUS the two Summer OVAs, which I haven’t seen. 8] So yes, looking forward to that. Though I'm not sure I'm looking forward to rewatching the series, since the ending is one of the very few things in this world that have ever left me in a puddle of tears. :| So good, but...so, so sad. Also, I found it interesting that Yukito isn’t on ANY of the covers ANYWHERE. Which will be sorta funny to mention whenever I manage to get to another con where Vic’s at and get it signed. :3 Because Ryūya’s on the cover of the Summer OVA case, and Yukito is a LOT more main-character-ish than Ryūya, so I dunno what gives there. ...Guess someone likes drawing girls. |D
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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It's because it's hard to update with RL stuff when RL is Not Very Exciting. BUT I guess I've accumulated enough things to make a passable attempt at an update, so here we go!

FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, I have a job interview this coming Wednesday! I've been trying to get a full-time job in the library system for a while now and haven't even gotten called for an interview, but my boss called the people this time and put in a good word for me, which was cool of her. The job is at the Main library downtown, so driving to work every day would be...an adventure, but it doesn't really matter because 1) I REALLY need a full time job and it would probably take less time to get there than it does to get to my current job and 2) I really doubt I'll get the position anyway, so the point is moot. STILL, I CAN DREAM, AND YOU CAN BET I'LL DO MY BEST TO MAKE THEM WANT ME. Ahaha, that sounds so wrong, but then again so does the "DO YOUR BEST TO SELL YOURSELF" line interview guides tend to throw out. Anyway, unless I make an entry spazzing out about my new job, assume I didn't get it. :]

In other less important news, I went shopping at the mall with Mutti last week, something I've not done for...a very very long while, and which prompted me to wonder just how old I looked just then. I'm fairly certain everyone who saw me assumed I was a high school student. Does that make me a trap? |D Anyway, thanks to this trip to the mall, for the first time I own underwear that, should I ever be subjected to a strip-search in the middle of a busy airport, I would not die of mortification for having been seen in. I've never owned anything from Victoria's Secret before, but now I can see why it's so popular.

Also, I now have a very nice pair of pinstripe pants, a cute new button-down shirt to wear to work, and a loligoth-esque top that I got from Hot Topic. And the funny thing is, if my mum hadn't been with me, I wouldn't have bought the shirt from HT--she basically MADE me go back into the store and try it on when I told her I'd seen something I liked, and she doesn't even really like the fact that I like that style of clothing. Mixed signals much? Anyway, I'll take/post some pictures of those items if I feel like it sometime that's not 3 in the morning.

Oh, but my mum is hilarious. When I was playing TotA like a frickin' ZOMBIE a couple weeks ago, she managed to catch me at JUST the wrong moment, and I totally fangirled at her about my new fake boyfriend for probably about ten minutes. And she listened to the whole thing, and then just went, "...Hmmmmm...does this mean you'll stop being so obsessed with that girly-looking one?" (By which she meant Deidara, I'm sure.) And I assured her that oh yes, Guy was much more wonderful than Deidara in ALL ways and showed her the above picture. And she INSTANTLY brightened and went, "Oh, yes! He's handsome! 8DDD ......UH! But you *do* know he's pretend, right?" (*eyeroll* Yes, mother, I'm fully aware of that, which is why I called him my FAKE boyfriend. And kudos for trying to hide your own brief flicker of fangirlishness.)

...Oh, but it gets better...

She watched me play for a little bit, and I showed her the alternate costume I'd just gotten for Guy (the one you get for that VERY ANNOYING sidequest where you help Frings and Cecille pass notes in study hall), and said that I didn't really care for it because I liked Guy's original pants better. And she caught me, and was all "Oh, because they're tighter, right?"

Me: "...Y-yeah..." ^^;;

AND THEN SHE TOOK IT A STEP FARTHER, AND ACTUALLY SAID, "...Put those pants back on him--now turn him sideways, let's see--can you see the bulge?" AND SHE WAS ACTUALLY INTERESTED/CURIOUS/SEMI-EAGER TO SEE.

I SWEAR MY FACE WAS LIKE
O.O

LOL WTF, MUTTI.


So yeah, Tales of the Abyss > Naruto. For so many reasons that I won't go into here. BUT~ I wrote my first TotA drabble/fic today! It's SHORT genfic with some angst, and THERE ARE SPOILERS, but if you don't know the game at all, it probably won't make enough sense for you to really be spoiled. It also focuses on my two favourite characters, Guy and Anise. I'm the first person to post a fic on FF.net with those two as the main characters. I can't decide between being intensely proud of myself and succumbing to melodramatic tears of frustration. COME ON GUYS, THEY'RE HILARIOUS TOGETHER.

Guy + Anise. 'Proxime Accessit.'
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (WORKING ON IT.)
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So who else has seen all the stuff about the 495-or-so-pages of the "photocopied" book?


BWAHAHA, it isn't even the 21st AND ALREADY THERE IS HP:DH WANKAGE. It makes my soul sing~


ALL THE HOMGSPOILERSARETHEYREALWHODIESISSNAPEREALLYEVILISHARRYAHORCRUXAHAHAHAOMGOMGOMGGGGGG MAKES ME A VERY VERY HAPPY GEEKGIRL. :DDD


...Oh, just...just, it's too marvelous. Either the spoilers are fake, or JKR musta been crunked while she was writing it, 'cause I've seen a helluva lotta fanfic that's better than that...and not all that much that's worse. And considering the fact that I used to be a gleefully unrepentant MiST-er, that's saying something. Hell, if it's really this bad, I might just have to MiST that whole freaking book.

Actually, I honestly hope the spoilers are true, and that the book really *is* as terrible as the bits of it I've seen show...because it makes me so very happy that my ship is not canon. XD


...And the Internets were rent asunder, and yea, the very Earth didst tremble in anticipation of Potterdämmerung...

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