gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Shadow and princess)
I'd tend to favor whatever the wronged party wants, though I'd lean towards a split-up; certainly in the most recent case (Sandra Bullock and Jesse James) I kinda think she should dump his ass, as from all accounts she is super-nice and is adorable. But if she wants to stick it out, good for her...though if I were her, I would not take kindly to having my post-Oscar mellow harshed by infidelity rising to the surface, and would kick his ass to the curb. But I generally feel that Sandra Bullock is the kind of person you don't cheat on (ditto with, say, Kate Winslet - not that I think she's splitting with Sam Mendes because there was cheating, but similarly she's the kind of star whom pretty much everyone likes, and if you cheat on her you'll piss off a lot of people).

Anyway, I am finally getting around to doing the three fandoms meme [livejournal.com profile] nemissa gave me:

Megaten )

Suikoden )

JoJo )
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Pissed off Hot Pants)
Dammit, I hate losing an hour SO MUCH ARGH. >F

...Okay, I haven't posted in a while basically because I wanted to finish the first part of my ginormous Suikoden V gameblog to date.

So without further ado, TEH GAMEBLOG.

In which incest, gay bishounen, and MILFs are all mentioned )

Er, in other videogame talk, I decided against Kingdom Hearts II for now; I barely have time to play one game at the moment, and moneywise it came down to one or the other. I'm sure I'll get it eventually - probably as a reward to myself for finishing finals - but right now I'm sticking to SuikoV. But dammit, now I really wish I had gotten KH2 as well. XD

Let's see, what else has gone on lately...oh, yesterday I went to hang out with [livejournal.com profile] lordtravis, [livejournal.com profile] teachingmusic and [livejournal.com profile] bshippotemkin to watch The Brotherhood of the Wolf, which was a delightfully cheesy French action flick about the Beast of Gevaudan. It was better than I was expecting, and the first half was actually pretty historically accurate! (Well, except for the kung fu Indian.) After that it got a little more ridiculous (...okay, a lot more ridiculous) but it was still fun. :D

Also, apropos of nothing, painting illuminated letters is a ridiculous amount of fun. So is putting gold leaf on them - it's so shiny! +_+

Links to follow tomorrow, I don't really feel like organizing and formatting them right now.
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Pissed off Hot Pants)
While visiting PostSecret today, I saw a card that I think sums up a lot of people's motivations (probably including mine): "Sometimes we put up walls. Not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to knock them down."

...Anyway, more Suikotactoblog!

In which we meet and bury Corselia's daddy )

And the Big BPAL Review Update o' Doom!

BPAL: The Sleeper )

BPAL: Dreamland )

BPAL: Annabel Lee )

BPAL: Lenore )

I'm afraid the Demon in My View collection was mostly a bust - I only liked 3 out of like 9 or 10. Well, send the rest to sale/swap!

BPAL: Wilde )

Let's Positive Linking!
- Church offers Goth Eucharist. (From...somebody, can't remember who.) Personally, I'm waiting for the Goth Bible, where Jesus cuts himself and listens to Evanescence in the Garden of Gethsemane.
- Dammit, the human body should not move like this! I'm amused by the fact that she totally moves like Voldo from Soul Calibur III (down to the floppy thing and the roll near the end of the video).
- If you haven't seen the South Park episode "Trapped in the Closet" - the one that can't be reaired because Tom Cruise is trying to sue - here's your chance. I especially liked the end credits. XD
(And yes, that IS what Scientologists believe, believe it or not.)
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Pissed off Hot Pants)
OK, more SuikoTactics.

In which we meet The Maybe Traitor and Corselia grows Mary Sue Princess Power (oh noes) as well as a backbone (oh yesses) )

BPAL: Al-Araaf )

BPAL: Alone )

BPAL: Spirits of the Dead )

Let's Positive Linking!
- Murderous Santa display protests secularization of Christmas. Featuring Santa: Special Serial Killer Edition! :D
- 83-year-old grandma hits 3-story beer bong. I would totally be all OMG COOLEST GRANDMA EVAR, except that Old Grandma Hardcore is still cooler. However, this lady shows a definite adventurous streak that I have to admire.
- Top 100 Engrish moments in videogames. Wubba, wubba. I'm in the pink today, boy!
- Knitta, please. A new and bizarre kind of urban graffiti. (This and the above links have been brought to you by [livejournal.com profile] jokersama.)
- Bush Shuffles His Shuffle. Or, The Confusing Part of Using an iPod. (From [livejournal.com profile] surlykitty.)
- A funny Advent Children parody. (From [livejournal.com profile] firestorm717.) I liked the Pokemon reference the best. XD
- Apparently Suikoden Tactics is getting a UK release for all you Brits on the flist. Now you too can have TOTALLY HOTT short-shorted gay pirate action, the sequel! :D

HOOOOOOOOU

Dec. 14th, 2005 11:45 pm
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Pissed off Hot Pants)
Well, I took my final final yesterday afternoon. It did not go particularly well. But hey, IT'S OVER. And I've got chocolate and booze and SuikoTactics, so at least things are looking up! :D

More Suikotactoblog )

BPAL: Strawberry Moon )

BPAL: The City in the Sea )

BPAL: The Evening Star )

BPAL: The Haunted Palace )

Let's Positive Linking!
-The Circles of Fandom Hell. I think we all know which circle we're doomed to. (Personally, I'm betting nine due to my unhealthy fascination with all things Joss Whedon.)
- Tuna Safe Thongs in a Can. "Your fresh seal and mood indicator!" :D
- A Guide to Yaoi Writing, starring Cloud and Sephiroth! This is pretty funny, and sadly quite accurate.
- Iya~~~n, Santa! Bad little kids get more than coal these days. XD
(All of the above are from [livejournal.com profile] jokersama.)
- Air Guitarists' Rock Dreams Come True. OMG SO COOL.
- Pompeian Graffiti. "We have wet the bed, host. I confess we have done wrong. If you want to know why, there was no chamber pot." Dude, ancient Rome sounds so much more fun than now. XD
- Working Designs is dead! :O
- YRP and Setzer to appear in KH2. FFVI CHARACTERS YAY NOW PUT IN CELES
(The above links are from [livejournal.com profile] angrybabble.)
- The best self-defense tool I've seen in a long time. I totally want one! (From [livejournal.com profile] eslington.)
- Get your Cthulhu Dildo Cthozy here! (From [livejournal.com profile] eslington and I think [livejournal.com profile] bobthetrout as well.) For the person who has everything! :D
- A good retrospective on Working Designs. (From [livejournal.com profile] dragonmaster_x.) For the record, I liked Working Designs all right - however, I had issues with their insertion of fart jokes and such into games, and thought that their limited edition swag packages were pointless.
- Diane Duane looks at new publishing method. I like the idea, but I was never a big fan of her time-traveling cats series, so I probably wouldn't buy a book. In principle I'm totally behind it though, and would buy one of her other series, or a book by an author I liked more.
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Pissed off Hot Pants)
First, some random stuff:

- Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] ahebert!

- You know, it's ridiculous how consistently good the Suikoden albums are. (All like two dozen or however many of them there are.) I've been going on a downloading spree from the Galbadia Hotel videogame soundtracks download section. (They also have quite a few Megaten albums, including Punitive Dance, if any of y'all are interested and don't know about it already.) But seriously, Suikoden's had everything from Celtic to jazz to orgel (music box) to piano albums, and they're ALMOST ALL GOOD. x_x

I also like how some of them take songs I never particularly noticed in the original (like the piano version of the first Suikoden's "Dancing Girl") and rearrange it to the point where I'm like, "wow, that's actually a really pretty melody, I never noticed that before."

- I have discovered recently that I have phone phobia. In fact, I think I've always had it. I hate talking on the phone to people, and avoid it whenever possible. This is a completely general and impersonal thing - even when it comes to people I like very much and know very well and have no problem talking to in person, I always feel like I have trouble talking to them on the phone. And this is even more true for people I don't know particularly well - even if I'd be fine talking to them in person or by e-mail, on the phone I'm always an incoherent mess and it just gets bad.

So, in conclusion, phone conversations = TEH EBIL, and from now on I will try to engineer things so I have to have them as little as possible.

- Also, Saturday marked my return to IRC for the first time in a long while (like, since about halfway through my year in England). I hadn't realized, but I'd missed it! :O

...And to lead in to the Suikoblog, here's an interview on SuikoTactics. My favorite part:

Matsukawa: Since Kyril and Andarc are simpletons, we made Seneca the comic relief to contrast them.

SO TRUE. XD

In which NO ONE NOTICES THE CHILD MOLESTER, WTF, and the party's gay content is upped 1000% )

BPAL: Machu Picchu )

BPAL: Tenochtitlan )

BPAL: Black Rose )

You're Seth Gecko, you bastard.
Fun at the Titty Twister.


Which B-Movie Badass Are You?
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Let's Positive Linking!
- First face transplant recipient doing well. I dunno, I think it would be weird wearing part of someone's face - a little too Texas Chainsaw Massacre for me. Still, diff'rent strokes and all that.
- I wanna go to the Japanese penis festival! It looks fun! :D
- Cthulhu Family Circus. (From [livejournal.com profile] jantalaimon.) Just what Family Circus needed to actually be funny - Lovecraft writing the scripts!
- Also, some very disturbing communities [livejournal.com profile] firestorm717 linked to that promptly BROKE MY BRAIN AUGH: [livejournal.com profile] hitlerslash, [livejournal.com profile] nazifetisch and [livejournal.com profile] kinkynakednazis. Not safe for work or if you're allergic to bad Photoshopped pr0n of Hitler and Goebbels gettin' it on.
- CNN reports on CNN. What I love is how they've basically written up an ad for their own service as an OMG IMPORTANT NEWS STORY. x_x
- Magazine Covers from the Future. (This and the above one from [livejournal.com profile] angrybabble.) Pretty funny, requires Flash.
- Microsoft sued over Xbox 360 glitch. Wow, that was fast. XD
- Sexy Bible calendar to be released. I love the pastor's line about teens committing to the Bible "with their hair and skin." Creepy much?
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Pissed off Hot Pants)
THIS GAME HAS EATEN MY LIFE. Even now, as I'm working on a Romanticism presentation for Monday (or possibly Wednesday, but I need to have it ready on Monday), it's all I can do not to run back to it. DAMN YOU KONAMI FOR MAKING SUCH FIENDISHLY ADDICTIVE GAMES.

And SuikoTactics is, like, the epitome of that. Suikoden + SRPG is like chocolate and peanut butter, y'know? They just go together so well!

In which we meet a certain royal in hot pants - no, no, not that one, his dad - and in which treasure hunting plays a large part in MAKING ME WANT TO PULL MY HAIR OUT )

Anyway, now for more from the Massive BPAL Imp Shipment o' Doom (I'm almost done, though, honest!):

BPAL: Zephyr )

BPAL: Hades )

Let's Positive Linking!
- Apparently rewards are not particularly motivating after all. It sounds paradoxical, but actually I can believe it - I've seen it and, hell, been the same way myself at times. XD
- Food critic wins Bad Sex in Fiction award. At least he's much more graceful about it than that douchebag Tom Wolfe was. If you want to see his selection and the runners-up, go here. Marlon Brando's is horrible, but then there's the winner, which ends with the words "Like Zorro." XD
- A literary plagiarist is caught. And while I think what he did is deplorable, I'm irritated by the way the article's author uses that as a springboard to tar everyone he ever had any kind of dealings with. And while he may have a valid cricism about the guy favorably reviewing his friends' work, there's also the fact that the writing workshop these writers met at is a pretty good writing workshop, and so it's probable that yeah, they ARE all pretty good writers (though hopefully the others are more original). It's like people in the literary world (or who want to be in the literary world) who complain that the Iowa Writers' Workshop folks get published disproportionately highly, and claim that they're being favored somehow. When in actuality, it's probably that the Iowa Workshop takes a lot of the creme de la creme of young literary authors, so it's probably that they're just really good writers. (It's kind of like complaining that Ivy League graduates are disproportionately represented in political office, and so it must be a SINISTER PLOT BY A CABAL OF ACADEMICS TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD when it's really just that the people who have the smarts and/or the money to go to Ivy League schools also have the smarts and/or the money to make it in politics.)
- Where are all the great women comic book artists? This mostly just amuses me for its referring to girls' manga as "shoju." XD

And a meme, taken from [livejournal.com profile] firestorm717:
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My LiveJournal 12 Days
My True Love gave to me...
12 shisochous a-galloping.
11 jantalaimons a-twirling.
10 jokersamas a-dialing.
9 satsus a-dancing.
8 eikittys a-groaning.
7 dincrests a-raving.
6 rathershadys a-flaming.
5 dark blue aheberts.
4 massaging enkiaes.
3 Indonesian angrybabbles.
2 mouse vaulted_eels.
And a courters28 in a mulberry tree.
Get gifts! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.


Also, apparently LJ is still being spotty about sending me comments. x_x
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Pissed off Hot Pants)
Okay, more Suikotactoblog! (I swear I wasn't going to play any more this evening, but it SUCKED ME BACK IN AUGH.)

In which we meet the Pirate Threesome and see a certain familiar Rune )

And that's the end of the Suikoblog for today (for reals this time!). But tune in another day - same bat-time, same bat-channel.

BPAL: Centzon Totochtin )

BPAL: Whitechapel )

Let's Positive Linking!
- Laurell K. Hamilton apparently pulled an Anne Rice a few months ago. For those of you who aren't familiar with LKH, she's the author of the Anita Blake series of vampire novels, which I hugely enjoyed until it basically became softcore porn. And for the record, I've always disliked Richard and I still thought she'd gone way overboard with the sex. (Her recent book even had Anita being tag-teamed by a wereleopard and a werewolf - who partially shapeshift in the middle of sex. Can we say "furry fetish?") Also, it's hard to believe that a published author can be so woeful at spelling. I mean, come on..."privaledge?" XD
- And a parody of one of her more recent books FOR TEH WIN. Sadly, this is not all that far off. XD
- And while we're bashing fantasy authors, a rant on Robert Jordan and Terry Goodkind. Never read Goodkind (and after reading that, don't want to) but attempted to wade through the first Wheel of Time book and made it through like 50 pages before the snore-inducingness of it all made me give it up as a lost cause. Sounds like I'm not missing much. I know a lot of people who love the books though (like my mom, and I think [livejournal.com profile] rathershady reads them too), so YMMV.
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Pissed off Hot Pants)
Okay, so I abandoned my shortlived feud with Gamers because I wanted Suikoden: Tactics and they had it in. (Yes, I am easily angered but quick to cool down as well. Plus there's no other game store in town. I am both forgiving and pragmatic!)

So, without further ado, a SuikoTactics gameblog! :D

Okay, first off, the game is EXACTLY what you'd think of if you imagine Suikoden crossed with Final Fantasy Tactics. Gameplay, battles, even the music sounds like a cross between FFT and Suikoden. (It's Suikoden motifs, but it sounds like it was arranged by Hitoshi Sakimoto with the harp arpeggios and suchlike.) Also, if you've played SuikoIV, you will squeal like a schoolgirl - this game caters to the Suikoh0's nostalgia wang.

In which some familiar faces make a reappearance - SPOILARS, obviously )

Anyway, if you played and liked SuikoIV then pick up SuikoTactics! I'd totally say it seems less gay than the previous Suikodens except, well, it doesn't. XD

And more BPAL reviews, as if you're not tired of them already:
BPAL: Dragon's Milk )

BPAL: White Rabbit )

BPAL: Saint-Germain )

And a quiz:

HASH(0x8596494)
You are Hinata Fuyuki. A little bland, quite calm,
and fairly reserved; you are the everyman. You
oftentimes fall victim to someone else's gags
or shenanigans. You've gotten used to it by
now-- putting up with goobers can actually be
fun sometimes. Besides, what's a little
harmless joking, right? So... can I have my
kero ball back?


Which Keroro Gunsou Character Are You?
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Well, I kinda wanted Tamama, but I'll settle for Fuyuki. (I'm like a bastard cross between the two.)

Let's Positive Linking!
- Okay, so Harry Potter teaches Satanism by perverting the Immaculate Conception. Featuring Voldemort as God, Harry Potter as Jesus, Lucius Malfoy as the Angel Gabriel, and Dobby as the evil stem cell researchers. (No, I'm not joking.) Oh, and let us not forget the Tempting Gay Ankle of DOOM.
- A Freudian slip? (Both this and above from [livejournal.com profile] enkiae.) And I bet you never thought you'd see me post anything Dragon Ball Z-related in this journal. XD
- SEXTERMINATE SEXTERMINATE. (From [livejournal.com profile] jokersama.) Yes, it is an article about Dalek pr0n. XD
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Default)
The Suikoden V trailer...there are no words. WANT SO BAD

Seriously, between the fact that they play Jowy's Theme from Suikoden II in the trailer, the return of characters like spoilers ), characters that seem likable, and lots of angst and costume changes (the hero dresses like McDohl at one point), and this game is a must-get for me. (Like every other Suikoden game...damn you, Konami, for making such great games!)

Anyways, I've been playing more Radiata Stories as well. The big break in the game came up - at a certain point in the game you have to choose between two paths, the human and the nonhuman. Why this is SO HARD (with spoilers) )

Anyway, I suppose I'd better get back to multitasking on my homework. (I'm currently trying to play Radiata Stories while reading Chaucer's "The Miller's Tale"...IN MIDDLE ENGLISH. Actually, it's working out better than I thought it would. XD)
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (RAISE TEH ROOF WOOO)
This evening there was an event that I actually wanted to go to - Prairie Lights Bookstore (the local independent bookstore which is VERY GOOD) brought in Susanna Clarke, author of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, on the tour for the paperback edition of her book. For those of you who haven't read it, DO IT NOW - it's a wonderful fantasy novel set in regency England during the Napoleonic Wars. This is a period I've been interested in for ages, and there's not enough good fantasy written set during this time period, so I was pleased as punch to see this come out, and when Neil Gaiman recommended it strongly that just cemented the deal. I loved it, and just devoured all ~800 pages. If you've ever read Jane Austen and thought, "you know, what this really needs is WIZARDS," then this book is right up your alley. XD

More rambling about the talk and Prairie Lights' author series )

Let's Positive Linking!
- Inventor Turns Dead Cats into Diesel. From someone on the flist who I totally forget. x_x
- London's Daily Mail reports that NOLA doctors had to euthanize critically ill patients. I'd take this with a grain of salt - while the British tabloids do often break major stories, they're also notorious for, well, being a tabloid. Still, given the state of things this would not surprise me.
- This is actually kind of old, but if you didn't read Savage Love a few weeks ago, there's a woman who writes in concerned about her friend's Yu-Gi-Oh! fetish. XD
- Also, for you Bleach fans, Kubo Tite has done it again. Massive spoilers for the latest chapter of Bleach, but HOLY SHIT SHE'S BACK. AND SHE'S NOT ALONE. I currently have a colored version of that last pic as my wallpaper. :D :D :D
- And this is a great day for videogame news: a new Sam and Max game has been announced, as has Suikoden I+II for the PSP, and Nippon Ichi's Makai Wars has come out of development hell and been shifted from PSP to PS3. :D~

Edit: Oh, forgot to mention, I watched Final Fantasy VII: Last Order. Oddly enough, it manages to both confirm and deflate my "Cloud is gay" theory. XD

Edit 2: Dude, RPG Maker XP has finally been officially released in English. That's the first non-console Maker release EVER. :D
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Default)
Just finished watching the Rhapsodia trailer at Suikox.com. And all I have to say is...holy shit, this looks like it might be the best Suikoden game EVAR. With a shit-ton of returning characters, SRPG gameplay and even goat-people, how can this game not be good? (Now let's just hope it has the Iron Chef cooking contest from SuikoII!)

And dude, the trailer ends with Brandeau, Kika and Edgar getting ready for the big fight in which Edgar dies and passes on the Rune of Punishment to Brandeau. :D :D :D

Also, Suikoden V has been announced. With an astonishingly feminine-looking male protagonist, dressed in an off-the-shoulders outfit. Quelle surprise. Ah, Konami, it's nice to know there are constants in life: water will always be wet, the IRS will always insist on its pound of flesh, and Suikoden protagonists will always be gay.

Edit: And, in case you've forgotten, Serenity (aka The Firefly Movie) is coming out at the end of the month. And I know you're all going to see it, right? RIGHT? T_T
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Pissed off Hot Pants)
Let's Positive Linking!
- A scan from a Michael Jackson shota doujinshi. Because even if he's been acquitted, nothing will stop the doujinshika! (Not worksafe.)
- Paris Hilton to "retire," presumably from her full career of slasher flicks and bimbo-out-of-water comedy series, in 2 years. I love how she talks about how "she doesn't enjoy going out anymore, it's such a pain." Uh, yeah, then you DON'T DO IT, you vapid twit.
- Adult Christianity, for your daily dose of sacre-licious goodness. (Possibly not worksafe, due to discussion of Christian BDSM and the like, and definitely not for the easily offended.) This is probably most well-known for the OC/Jesus "O come holy spurt" gay pr0n story (definitely not worksafe).
- I <3th Darth. Because we all know Darth Vader has iTunes installed inside his helmet so that he can listen to ABBA.

Also, the Suikosource forums have started discussing Rhapsodia: Suikoden Tactics. From my viewing of this, I've come to three conclusions:

1) Yuber fanboys are muy annoying.
2) A lot of people hate Suikoden IV, not for the inane ship movement system and less-than-stellar music, but because OMG THE CHARACTERS WERE LESS DEVELOPED THAN IN OTHER SUIKODENS!!1! ...Um, have these people played the original Suikoden? I mean, I love it, but characterization? Not its strong suit. Also, they hate it because OMG WHERES YUBER?, and are prepared to hate Rhapsodia for the same reason. (Did I mention Yuber fanboys are annoying?)
3) A lot of people also hate Snowe. Which is kind of understandable in a way, given that he is kind of an ass, but in the end I don't get it. Because really, even though he's such a whiny CYA failure, I don't understand why people hate him and love Jowy, given that his actions totally made more sense than Jowy's batshit insane actions during Suikoden II. x_x
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Pissed off Hot Pants)
OK, Konami is officially pandering way too much to my tastes. In the fall they're releasing Rhapsodia: Suikoden Tactics in Japan, which appears to be, as it sounds, a Tactics-type (a la Final Fantasy and Ogre) game in the Suikoden world (set in the Island Nations after SIV - more pirates WOOHOO! - and focusing on the menace of Rune Cannons). SARSAdmin from Suikox.com has put together a Flash movie showing a lot of the things that will be featured (including GIGANTONORMOUS SPOILARZ...click at your own risk).

discussion of said SPOILARZ )

Erm, in other news, it's raining YET AGAIN. x_x

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