sincere: CG: Gino winks (club can't handle me ;;)
There is a 50% chance that this journal will be liveblogs and the occasional rant, going forward. I almost ranted about the all-female Lord of the Flies remake this morning, but I've lost interest in it by now.

Does anyone use Discord? Maybe want a server to chat about current events and/or fictional fandoms and/or just be dorks?

Anyway, I was blackmailed by a certain person to download the trial version of Mass Effect: Andromeda, and after a few hours of playing it, all I want to do is continue playing it, even though I only have a few hours left on the trial and by god I will not buy another game before at least finishing FFXV. But here I am...

Current progress: Arrived at the Nexus
sincere: DGM: Lenalee's back to the viewer (still and quiet ;;)
I am giving myself too many Kingdom Hearts feels

I was thinking about Roxas and then "It could've been the other way around" and then the data Roxas from re:Coded and then the tragedy of 358/2 Days and then the tragedy of Xion (wait who's that?), and then I listened to Xion's theme, and now I'm listening to Xion's theme for the 1.5 ReMix which is 30 minutes long so that I can revel in misery endlessly

I am just going to lie here in a puddle of my own tears.

Are the ReMixes for PS4 out yet? I feel the need to spend more hundreds of dollars on this stupid game series buying the same games I've already bought and played a hundred times. How do these absurd games wire directly into my brain???

Also, hope everyone had a good holiday, may 2017 be a better year for all of us, with fewer deaths and no world-ruining or society-ending political regimes. And more Kingdom Hearts.
sincere: Plurk: gasping happy emote (GASP! ;;)
The Plain Clothes Roxas medal:

Even in fluffy Twilight Town mode they chose to show him full of pain and rage and fury.
I... I just love my feral wolf baby so much. /sobs
sincere: TOV: Estelle doesn't know how to high-five (let there be dork ;;)
My thoughts so far on the first very, extremely tiny amount of Final Fantasy XV that I have played already:

• Why does it have to come out now, when I just discovered KHUX and I need a Roxas medal immediately and I only have four days left for the best ever medal deal?!? sdlfjsdlgkj

Okay for real. I am literally still in the first area where I have control of the characters. )
sincere: DGM: Allen smiles (happy days ;;)
Okay, well, I feel better. But I can't get a gif of Hillary Clinton's adorable shoulder shimmy and I am dying.


It makes me smile so much


sincere: TOA: Ion hovers uncertainly (your eyes open ;;)
Oh god it's happening, isn't it? There's going to be a debate. Part of my brain still can't even conceive of Donald Trump 'winning' (either the debate or the election) but for some reason it's a close race. What if he somehow gets a bump from this? What if she does any of a million things wrong, like be too condescending or get cornered on stupid scandals or fail to move the topic off herself or be too short or have a uterus?

sincere: MK: Kizna watches Zero fall (partnered to failure ;;)
Shut up.

I don't think people livestream Nintendo 3DS without equipment and expensive/obnoxious jury rigging, so, screw that, even if I wanted to. I will update this post throughout playing on my commentary etc.

Currently: Chapter 14

Support threads link for my reference
sincere: KH: "Spoiler alert: Demyx was right" (unexpected spoilers ;;)
For some reason I ended up looking at Fire Emblem: Fates, which was a mistake. I bought a house, so I'm poor now. (I'm not really, but I spent a lot of money and I have a lot of anxiety about that.) Bearing this in mind... Do I need FE:Fates right now, like tonight, or do I need it but not so much that it can't wait for a while, like a few months probably?

Although not having an internet connection will hamper efforts to buy it ASAP or liveplay it or anything
But it will also give me something to do while not having an internet connection!
sincere: Bleach: Orihime flails energetically (energy surge ;;)


With a special thanks to [personal profile] slayerofgod for his updates that kept me in the loop.
sincere: Bleach: "I still don't want your number, Ishida." (social fail ;;)
"It was a desperate idea. But so was she."

She was a desperate idea.
sincere: KH: Roxas hunches over, watching intently (staaaaare ;;)
Stop reading silly vampire romance novels immediately. You haven't made nearly enough progress on FFX-2 or Child of Light. You won't finish them by the end of the year at this rate, and then you'll be behind on your gaming goal for 2015.

...but if I read 7 more books by Friday I'll meet my reading goal for 2015 on Goodreads...
sincere: DGM: Lenalee's back to the viewer (Default)
So now is that time of year when I race to get things done before it becomes the next year! Mostly those things consist of video games. I've finished Tales of Zestiria -- which was both a great game (characterwise) and somewhat disappointing for me (storywise) -- and its DLC, and I am doggedly attempting to not end 2015 with a negative number on my Backloggery for the first time ever. Which is of course only referring to games I am considering, and not the 8000 Steam games I purchase each year for no reason. Picking up FFX-2 again for now.

I got super into the idea of doing icons for [community profile] fandom_stocking, a thing I am not signed up for and didn't even know existed until like two days ago. I've been experimenting with live action icons, so I'm doing some for Brooklyn 99, Jessica Jones, Girl Meets World (even though I haven't seen that) and some miscellaneous things, like cats with Santa hats. Why am I doing all this iconning for a largely inactive platform??

I'm very into creative things that don't involve writing lately, I guess. I've bought some coloring books for adults, I'm coloring manga scans again, and I'm making icons! Maybe I should branch out and try to make wallpapers. But I don't have convenient textures for that... Alas!
sincere: DGM: Lenalee's back to the viewer (Default)
How am I even supposed to deal with this weekend when I have Tales of Zestiria to finish, Master of None to finish, and now Jessica Jones?!
sincere: MK: Kizna looks determined (can't stop us now ;;)
Don't do it Kim
Don't do it
You just got plot rolling in Xillia
You can finish it if you really try
Just finish Xillia and then--

I'll play Xillia this weekend. For now, Tales of Zestiria!!

Current progress: Done, apparently.
sincere: Bleach: Orihime thinking hard (cunning face ;;)
So I told myself I was going to finish one of my in-progress games before starting new ones, and that's been largely successful! Since adopting this policy I have completed six games, and it's only been 3-4 months! Six games is more than I finished in 2014 in its entirety.

Until I realized that Tales of Zestiria is coming out in, like... a week. I know nothing about it, except that it is a Tales game and so I obviously need it. And the protag resembles Lloyd.

What to do, when I still haven't completed Tales of Xillia! Or looked into TOX2 at all, sob My answer: I have put FFX-2 aside. I'll be back, Yuna! But for now I am trying to steamroll Xillia. I am ashamed that I have treated it with the same negligence that I treated Graces. I lost my save data, of course, but last night I got back to Xian Du, so I will resume my liveplay when I get home.

Still having some issues with the workings of my brain, but eh. What can you do? Academic block is almost over and I'll have some extra time once I finish this last week of work. Then I'll lose my excuse and have to do stuff! Probably.
sincere: DGM: Rhode stares in flat disbelief (just wow ;;)
I've been using Habitica to keep track of the things I need to do and habits I want to learn, and so naturally I've decided to also use it to keep track of my academic needs!

Read more... )

Ta-da! Those are my tips. Also, if you need medication to function like a human being, put a daily task for that too. It is really, genuinely difficult to do anything without medication, even something as seemingly fun and easy as play video games... on a completely hypothetical note, of course. /cough
sincere: DGM: Rhode stares in flat disbelief (just wow ;;)
Boom, finished FFX HD, finally! Also watched Eternal Calm. All chronicled here. I'm going to focus on other games for a bit before diving into FFX-2. This is partly because I'm doing a "finish unfinished games" challenge on Habitica. I already finished one (Fantasy Life) and FFX didn't count because I've previously finished it. My necessities list, in order:

1) Earthbound (mostly done - probably a few hours left; "any additional unfinished game")
2) Brothers (no more than 2 hours left, probably; "any unfinished game you haven't played in a month")
3) Bastion (not really done - the internet says it's about 7 hours long; "any unfinished game you haven't played in 6 months")

Then I can contemplate FFX-2, which will be the final part of my challenge, "Finish a game you haven't played in over a year." There are other games I want to pick up... In no particular order, my maybes list:

a) Tales of Xillia? (I do want to finish it, but it's so long and doesn't fill the "over a year" requirement FFX-2 does)
b) Tales of Vesperia PS3, patched? (Kristy and Rob are playing TOV English and I have the itch. they're just at Judith's intro...!)
c) Papers, Please? (mostly done - probably like an hour left)

In other news, I'm going to have a niece and I'm very tired.
sincere: MK: Kizna watches Zero fall (partnered to failure ;;)
Happy yesterbirthday to me! Thank you for remembering [personal profile] starsinyourwake ♥ I recently joined up with Habitica, which is a gamified way of managing to-do lists, things you want to do every day, habits you want to learn, etc. There are group challenges that can give you prizes if you get motivated, and there are guilds where you can chat with other people who share your interests. I'm trying to use it to keep track of things I should really be doing with my life, like:

  • Exercise

  • Drink more water

  • Don't leave clothes on the floor

  • Archive fics properly on DW and AO3

  • Go to bed by 11PM

  • Make progress on unfinished games

  • Not be so depressed or zoned out that I forget to do anything at all for an entire day

etc. I've been doing pretty well, actually. I've only been at it for like 3 weeks and I'm a level 21 rogue with 30 pets and 1 soon-to-be mount! So, people who might be interested should check it out.

Relatedly, I've managed to finish Fantasy Life and am working on Earthbound and FFX. I am determined to beat FFX today (stop me from not doing that) although I won't move on to FFX-2 right away -- next on my list after Earthbound might be Tales of Xillia...

I'll probably fail to be on DW some more for the next little while. Not out of lack of love, but I'm taking two classes this block, so that's two 15-hour days per week. Wooo...
sincere: TOA: Ion hovers uncertainly (your eyes open ;;)
I can't believe I put Allen down at 4th wall and he immediately threatened to become a CR monster again. You only have a few days, stop tagging every new post!!

There isn't nearly enough time in my life, but I am going to have to find the time to watch the last
episode of Jon Stewart's Daily Show tonight.

sincere: Bleach: Orihime flails energetically (energy surge ;;)

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