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: 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: 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: ...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: ...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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FIRST OF ALL DRAGON AGE DRAGON AGE DRAGON AGE

IT IS EATING MY LIFE

AND I DO NOT CARE

RATHER, I AM LOVING IT FFFFFFFFFFFFFF


Though, my one issue is...perhaps predictably, The Romances. TEAL DEER RAMBLING~ )

ALSO Library Story of the Day is from yesterday, and it was basically just a WTF. I had to play 20 Questions with a patron after I found him his book. As I was turning to go, he got all quietly intense, and was all, "So how long have you been working here? Do you work here full-time? Are you looking for another part-time job, then? Do you have a degree in library-work? Where did you go to college? Where's that?" And introduced himself and went for the handshake which I HATE I FREAKING HATE SHAKING RANDOM PEOPLES' HANDS, AUGH. And I just sort of...answered his questions quickly but politely and FLED back to the desk, because he was at least my dad's age and sorta creepy and. I wanted the desk between us. And George nearby, just in case he was some sort of crazy. Because WTF I DON'T KNOW YOU STOP BEING NOSY MY LIFE IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS AND 'NOT INTERESTED' DOES NOT EVEN BEGIN TO DESCRIBE MY FEELINGS ON THIS SITUATION. But he wasn't done yet--when he got up to the desk to check out his book, there was another flurry of questions. ("So have you lived in Charlotte long? Where are you going when you go back to library school? Do your parents live down here? Do you have a roommate, then?") And once again I answered as vaguely but politely as I could and checked his book out VERY fast and tried not to give in and just SNAP at him. And I'm not blonde anymore, so that isn't an excuse. But. Maybe I really DO have to stop wearing the shirt I wore yesterday...because whenever I do, this sort of thing tends to happen, which I still do not understand because my chest is Really Not Very Impressive. -_-;;;


IT IS NOW MY INTENTION TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES FOR SEVERAL HOURS

alksdfskdj

Nov. 13th, 2009 03:52 pm
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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OH MY GOD I NEED A *SPAZZING* ICON RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I FINALLY GOT DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS

WHICH I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO SINCE PROBABLY ABOUT MAY

AND I AM INSTALLING IT RIGHT NOW

AND THEN I WILL PROBABLY NOT BE AROUND FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS

LIKE AT ALL


SO YEAH just fyi in advance NOT DEAD JUST GAMING 8DDDDDD


EDIT: I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS GAME. I have missed straight-up non-MMO RPG-style games so, so much. ;~; /srsly needs holding here k
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 finally actually started Persona 4 this weekend, and last night...I got to Kanji's dungeon. And I knew more or less what was coming (or I THOUGHT I did), but......RIGHT after the "Hello pussycat~" line, my brain just started looping "WTF", which a few seconds later, after "Just relax~" swiftly changed tracks to "...oh my GOD" and hasn't stopped since.

My icon? Yeah, my face looked like that the entire time I was playing that dungeon last night. :|

Add to that the fact that it has GOT to be one of my LEAST favourite dungeons EVER. The adjective that keeps coming to mind is "hellish", and it is just. 100% fitting. That thing is 11 freaking floors and it JUST DOES NOT END and it REALLY annoys me that the monsters are harder-ish than the ones in Yukiko's Castle seemed to be and yet they still give you crap experience. Also FFFFFFFFFFFFF WHAT THE HELL there's something called a "Giza Beast" or something like that--IT'S A F***ING TIGER. *...sings "The Tiger Song" from The Hangover* |D

I think it would've been FUNNIER if the dungeon had been something more like this. Fluffy, sparkly, cotton-candy-pink EVERYTHING. |Db That would've been something awesome, I bet. |D

...I better go beat that dungeon before my parents come home. >___> My dad already gives me crap for liking video games ("...Doesn't this look a little young for you?" is what he's said about prettymuch EVERY game I've played except FFXII), and bad timing was bad since Kanji's little Midnight Channel show happened before I thought it would and he got to see that, so.

Though after he got over the fact that I was indeed playing a dude ("...That's you? Are you a boy?" ...Like that's something unusual? It shouldn't surprise him really--MOST of the time the main character is a guy, so whatever, Dad) after he got over that and I told him that I could have my character date some of the girls in the game, he was suddenly all interested (which amused me) and asked which one I was goin' for (which I found HILARIOUS), and was I going for "the cute one"? So I told him as of now, Yukiko, which he apparently approved of since she was the aforementioned "cute one". |D ...Though I sorta want to be terrible and see how many girlfriends I can rack up for Souji-kun. |D If there are no ill-effects to dating more than one, then I say THROW HER ON THE PILE! >Dbb But yeah, not really wanting to go after Chie. I spend FAR too much of my time saying PLEASE STOP. STOP THAT THING YOU'RE DOING. THAT THING CALLED TALKING. Seriously, she sounds EXACTLY like Kate Monster from Avenue Q, and I just. No. No. Yosuke, on the other hand, can talk all he wants. |DDD Yuri Lowenthal FTMFW. Thankfully he sounds more like Suzaku than Luke or Sasuke, so my worlds aren't quite colliding. Also, I think it must be sort of a rule that he and Johnny Yong Bosch have to play BFFs in anything they're in together. |D ...Though we hear JYB as Adachi more than Souji, and Adachi...is most certainly NOT Yosuke's BFF, ahaha. *is spoiler'd*

...Also, the Social Links things coupled with trying to raise my Knowledge/Expression/Understanding/Courage/Diligence scores sorta makes me a little crazy because I want to max them ALL right away, and I know that is both impossible and impractical, but.

BUT I REALLY DO LIKE THE GAME SO FAR 8D EVEN THOUGH IT'S GONNA TAKE FOREVER TO FINISH lol
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (AWESOME TO THE EXTREME.)
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So today I went with my bro to Best Buy to check out the laptops, since he's going to be getting one for college/with his graduation money, and while I was there, of COURSE I couldn't resist looking at the anime. And who is now the proud owner of the complete series of Trinity Blood, and the first half of Yu Yu Hakusho? That would be me. :DDD I don't normally cave and impulse-buy things like that, but I have a thing for the slim, nice-and-neat complete series packets of anime, and I've been wanting to see the rest of Trinity Blood for ages. And it was only $36, which I'm sure most of my f-list knows is an EXCELLENT price for a complete series, since a single disc with four episodes can often cost $20-$25 depending on the series and how new it is. ...And is TB really considered shoujo? Mangafox lists it as such, but...lol that's a LOT of blood and fighting and not-really-romance for shoujo. I am unconvinced.

And as for YYH, I know it's really not the BEST anime out there by any stretch of the imagination, but it's nice when you just wanna watch cartoon people beat on each other (which I often do, shounen fangirl that I am :3), PLUS THEY ACTUALLY FINISH A TOURNAMENT HALLELUJAH IT'S A MIRACLE, which in my mind makes it VERY much worth owning. -^____^- ...Now I need to get my mum to go back and buy me the rest. I don't care if I don't get it until Christmas, I still want it. 8|

In other news, I finally had the time/energy to finish off FFXII (ORZ it took longer than it should've since I had books to read and other people hogging the TV and have just been so tired all the time lately and ESPECIALLY because I was trying to do all 500 million side-quests. But last night I just said SCREW IT I AM SICK OF THESE RIDICULOUS QUESTS and fought the final boss, and just. Totally trashed him so, so easily, because I had like...15+ levels on him from doing all those stupid side-quests, ARGH lol.) But yes, YAY, DONE.

.../plays ToS forever since she told Phase she would after she finished FFXII, s-sob Ffffff GTFO Colette, you're trying too hard to be cute and I want the hot momma Boobzilla Sheena to get with Lloyd so just go be an angel or smth already k
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.'

Fail.

Aug. 17th, 2007 11:46 pm
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (TRU FAX >])
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Today, I played WoW.




The end.

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