myaru: (ToB - Eleanor)
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Somewhere in 2016 all of my Photoshop brushes disappeared, and I can't remember where I got any of them.


Anyway, Tales of Berseria. I'm still only about thirty hours in, because I play in small chunks, and am usually only able to finish one dungeon/questline/section of story before I have to sleep.

I've been hating on Eleanor for a while. She's the type of character I normally like (I guess? I don't even know anymore), but she pissed me off early in the game and I spent the last twenty-five hours looking forward to the day her world would come crashing down. The game disappointed me on that matter; while she definitely has a few moments of existential crisis, her reaction to the shattering of her world was pretty okay and, unforgivably, made me like her.

Her speaking habits remind me of Natalia (Abyss) - who I liked - and she actually grows as a damn character, which I also like, but--I enjoyed the anticipation of her breakdown! This is scary evidence that my world view probably aligns more with Velvet's, hahaha... haha...

So, relating with characters in RPGs is never a huge thing for me. The character's gender is irrelevant in most cases, especially as I get older, although if I have the choice of a female main, I'd rather. The bigger problem (as far as relating to characters in games goes) is that stories about a bunch of kids saving the world actually aren't a thing I relate to anymore. But I seem to be relating strongly with Velvet, and attaching Laphicet to Eleanor was kiiiind of a problem for me for a little bit. :P

But Eleanor also annoyed me all on her own. It was the strength of her belief in the Abbey, which just--I hated that. It looked like blind devotion. Eleanor has since proven that untrue, which is probably why I can't resist anymore, and have decided to confess that I like her.

2016 was a harsh year. It must have flipped some unfortunate switches in my brain.

My thoughts on everything else are a mixed bag of randomness.

I really like Magilou's quirkiness. XD She's awesome.

The music is pretty nice, but only a few tracks stick with me after I turn the game off. One of those is the music for the Abbey training grounds, which was an interesting mix--slightly creepy, but also just a light touch, and I thought it fit the bill for an organization that prizes reason over human decency.

Not getting any pairing vibes out of this game. If I had to point at something, I'd say the most blatant show of affection that borders on obsessive romantic is Theresa/Oscar, and uhhhh... it's basically every Fire Emblem brother/sister-not-pairing-we-swear that I've ever seen. Not romantic? Of course not, they're siblings! Except that the body language really toes the line and all that. Oh, and it seems like Laphicet has a crush on Velvet. :D Think he's a bit young for that, but that never stopped fandom before. I don't even want to know where they might've gone with Innominat and Artorius....

(If they haven't gone anywhere with that, I will be seriously disappointed. I actually haven't seen them interact yet, but who the fuck cares about characterization?)

Gosh but I like all of these Empyrean sigils. I want some for wallpapers.

So anyway, yeah, I would write Theresa/Oscar. Or... think about it. I probably won't really.

If I were to write fic, I'd also like writing about Eleanor. Ffff.

Nothing can come from nothing

Feb. 24th, 2017 09:29 pm
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
[personal profile] moetushie
By The Hair (258 words) by havisham
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Celestino Cialdini/Yakov Feltsman, Victor Nikiforov/Yuri Plisetsky
Characters: Yakov Feltsman, Celestino Cialdini, Victor Nikiforov, Yuri Plisetsky
Additional Tags: Rival Sex, Hair Kink, Nonnies Made Me Do It, Ficlet Collection, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Mommy Issues

Youth versus experience.

I can't recommend anyone read this. I wrote it as a part of the wank/smut thread on FFA (I am the pro-smut, anti-wank person) and thought they had some vague connection. The comments were fun though. Brian Orser's 1988 #look was perfect.

Also, I am watching Samurai Champloo and bonded over how great it was with someone at work (who has completely different tastes in anime than I do.) It is solid! I haven't seen Cowboy Bebop yet.

you don't know dick

Feb. 24th, 2017 11:22 am
musesfool: Dick Grayson in a tux (sharp-dressed man)
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In news that is both awesome and probably terrible, WB/DC is talking about making a Nightwing movie.

If it's not two hours of dick jokes and gratuitous ass shots while Dick gets tied up and escapes repeatedly, preferably with strategically placed rips to his clothing, then I don't even want to know.

musesfool: girl with flowers (the sweetest thing)
[personal profile] musesfool
Due to reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture, I've been asked to add 7 biweekly meetings to boss1's calendar through the end of the second quarter, and as you can imagine, this is making me tear my hair out, especially for the next two weeks, which are already overbooked. This lack of understanding of the basics of space-time - that you can't be in two places at once and you can't add extra time just to fit in more meetings (I mean, they are already meeting before 9 and after 5) - is baffling to me. And extremely frustrating because after I work the scheduling magic and manage to fit everybody in somehow, they invariably decide to change things and require more rescheduling. It's stupid and exhausting.

Speaking of exhausting, they confirmed that my dad has a staph infection, the how and why of which are unknown, but nobody's uttered the terrifying term MRSA so I don't think it's that, at least. He says he feels better and wants to go home, which I guess is something. Dom is supposed to buttonhole the doctor today to get more detailed information. And the social worker has already said that he'll be sent to a rehab facility upon discharge to get him walking again. Keep your fingers crossed!


Wednesday reading, on a Thursday:

What I've just finished
The Cafe La Femme books by Livia Day: A Trifle Dead, The Blackmail Blend, and Drowned Vanilla, all of which I enjoyed very much (Drowned Vanilla even has ice cream recipes I might have to try!), though I really hope the whole situation with Stewart gets resolved satisfactorily (by which I mean, in a poly relationship for Tabitha, rather than her choosing one or the other guy).

What I'm reading now
I just started The Bees by Laline Paull, and I mean literally just started so I have nothing to say about it yet.

What I'm reading next


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Feb. 22nd, 2017 05:43 pm
musesfool: Barry Allen is the fastest man alive (what if you had wings and flew)
[personal profile] musesfool
My dad is still in the hospital - they think it's some kind of bacterial infection. His fever was down last night, and hopefully they'll have identified the appropriate antibiotics to treat it soon. *hands*


Did you see that ridiculous save Carey Price made on JT Miller last night in OT? I can't hate Carey Price but ugh, the Habs. And then the fucking shootout. I can and do hate the shootout.


The Flash: Attack on Gorilla City


spoilers )

I keep getting distracted and I can't remember what else I was going to say, so I guess I'll just hit post.


That Kind of Guy

Feb. 21st, 2017 11:38 pm
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
[personal profile] bonnefois
Title: That Kind Of Guy
Series: Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Series: Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Character/Pairing: Ike/Soren, ensemble
Rating: PG-13
word count: 1353
Summary: At Elincia's wedding, Soren has some worries.
Author's note: Follows That Kind of Girl alternate title: "The Story Of How Elincia's Wedding Turned Everyone Gay."

Read more... )

fic: That Kind of Girl

Feb. 21st, 2017 11:36 pm
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
[personal profile] bonnefois
Title: That Kind Of Girl
Series: Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Character/pairing: Heather/Nephenee, Geoffrey/Elincia (and Geoffrey/Elincia/Lucia implied) IkeSoren implied, ensemble
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 4369
Summary: At Elincia's wedding, Nephenee has some realizations.
According to her POR supports, Nephenee is shy about her accent, and only opens up to fellow country folk like Brom. Heather seems to also fall into this category, though she doesn't seem to have the thick country accent.

For Cypher in Chocolate_Box.

Heather/Nephenee - I am here for Nephenee getting all the nice things, please. She's just so sweet and shy and nervous and I want Heather being patient with her, letting her come out of her shell at her own pace, and reassuring her that no matter what anyone else says, she doesn't have to find a man to take back to her village. Heather being patient enough for Nephenee to have an "oh, I like girls" epiphany and then make the first move? Super bonus.

Read more... )
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
[personal profile] bonnefois
Title: I Will Buy You The Flower Shop (And You Will Never Be Lonely)
Series: How I Met Your Mother
Character/Pairing: Ted/Tracy, (Barney/Robin, Marshall/Lily)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: "Ted, if you become anymore of a dad they're going to make commemorative crocs of you." On happy endings, children, and growing old together.
Word count:
Author's note: For Unforgotten in Chocolate_box. Title is from The Gambler by Fun.

I don't own How I Met Your mother, unfortunately. If I did, this would be canon and that ending would not.

Read more... )

Chocolate Box Reveals

Feb. 21st, 2017 05:37 pm
moetushie: (katharine hepburn)
[personal profile] moetushie
I wrote three things about love for the Chocolate Box Exchange this year.

My assignment was:

Love to Be Loved (3492 words) by havisham
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov, Christophe Giacometti/Christophe Giacometti's Boyfriend
Characters: Katsuki Yuuri, Victor Nikiforov, Makkachin (Yuri!!! on Ice), Christophe Giacometti, Yuri Plisetsky
Additional Tags: Fluff, Friendship, Cuddling & Snuggling, Matchmaking, Sharing a Bed

Victor loves Yuuri, almost overwhelmingly.

Listen, I know exactly how mawkish and sentimental this is. And yet, I'm kind of proud of it? If CBE was the GPF, this would've won the bronze in terms of kudos and you know what they say about bronze winners -- they're happy to be there at all. So it goes with me. I didn't expect for it to take off like it did. Recipient seemed happy with it, which made me happy. It was like milk chocolate -- almost too sweet and certainly popular.

I also picked up a pinch hit (that I had already started on as a treat before the deadline):

But Not For Me (2865 words) by havisham
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Christophe Giacometti/Victor Nikiforov
Characters: Christophe Giacometti, Victor Nikiforov, Yakov Feltsman
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Friends With Benefits, Angst and Porn, significant haircuts

Chris won gold, once.

Now, this is dark chocolate, with a hint of bitterness, but still pretty rich. I think the recipient liked it. I love the Chris POV, especially a younger, less jaded Chris. I think he sold himself short, when it came to Victor, but that's just how things are.

Last one was a treat:

It Takes A Muscle (3690 words) by havisham
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Free!
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Matsuoka Rin & Yamazaki Sousuke, Yamazaki Sousuke/Masuoka Rin (unrequited), Matsuoka Rin/Nanase Haruka (background)
Characters: Yamazaki Sousuke, Matsuoka Rin, Nanase Haruka, Matsuoka Gou
Additional Tags: Unrequited Love, Best Friends, Self-Denial, Acceptance, Teasing, Implied/Referenced Underage Sex, Treat, Pining

Sousuke had boy troubles. Specifically, a boy who was trouble.

(That boy was Rin, and always had been.)

Baking chocolate, not to be eaten. Recipient never commented on this, which is sad-making, but understandable, I guess -- they seemed to have defaulted on the exchange, so maybe they forgot about the gifts?

I took the most time to write this, thought most about it. I don't regret writing it, since there were some people who were happy to read it. But yeah. Free! fandom is tough on my ego. Probably will leave it there for now.

writing's on the wall

Feb. 21st, 2017 01:36 pm
musesfool: Supergirl (at least i'm flying free)
[personal profile] musesfool
So my dad is in the hospital - he has a fever, he fell - I don't know any more than you do at the moment, but the doctors don't seem overly concerned so I'm trying not to panic.

In better things, L and I had a lovely late lunch yesterday at Nancy Lee's Pig Heaven, which I recommend to you if you like pork in your Chinese food, and especially if you like spare ribs. The weather was beautiful all weekend, and it was nice to be out and about. I know spring is still a ways off (and this winter has not been terrible), but it's closer every day, and I find that heartening.


Supergirl: Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk
spoilers )

Jane the Virgin: Chapter Fifty-Six
spoilers )

I am so looking forward to tonight's Flash! GORILLA CITY!!!


I posted a story last night:

if you find yourself lost, dig (@ AO3)
Star Wars; Rey, Leia; g; 3,225 words
Rey and Leia bond after an ambush leaves them stranded.

I feel like it still has some awkward edges I could have probably edited away if my brain didn't feel like wet cement, but I just wanted to be finished, and even getting it into this shape was like pulling teeth. It does what I wanted it to, I think, though I'm never sure if that comes through to other people or not. *hands*

gehayi: (mulan (gehayi))
[personal profile] gehayi
FFT: Bonus Essays--Violence in Religion Part 3

In which Walker informs us that REAL feminists can’t be Christian, that a man even being present in a family is a bad thing, and that “matrist societies” trained men to be non-violent.

Also, did you know that Christianity was responsible for the Holocaust?

Yeah. Walker goes there. She tells that bald-faced lie. And it makes me sick.

warning: anti-semitism, warning: child abuse (mentioned), warning: controversial issues, warning: do not want, warning: potential triggers, warning: racism, warning: rape (mentioned), warning: sexism, warning: victim-blaming, warning: violence

(no subject)

Feb. 20th, 2017 11:19 pm
musesfool: rey (in the name of the sun)
[personal profile] musesfool
if you find yourself lost, dig
Star Wars; Rey, Leia; g; 3,225 words
Rey and Leia bond after an ambush leaves them stranded.

Title from "Elsewhere, Mon Amour" by Nick Flynn.

if you find yourself lost, dig )

Feedback is always welcome.


Will: tested, faith: shaken daily

Feb. 20th, 2017 10:28 am
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
[personal profile] moetushie
I updated my WIP yesterday, and nearly deleted the whole thing when I saw that one of the subscribers actually unsubscribed after the update. Devestating!!! I joke, but it's really unpopular fic and I probably should give up on it, but -- ugh, I look at my spotty history of finishing WIPs and I don't want to add to that, so... Spoilers, but chapter 5: everyone dies, chapter 6: a gif of Psychduck.

Anyway, here's the tragic update:

Warm Blood (11601 words) by havisham
Chapters: 4/6
Fandom: Free!
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Matsuoka Rin/Yamazaki Sousuke, Shigino Kisumi/Yamazaki Sousuke
Characters: Yamazaki Sousuke, Matsuoka Rin, Nitori Aiichirou, Ryuugazaki Rei, Shigino Kisumi, Tachibana Makoto
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Future Fish, AU of an AU, Alternate Universe - Police, Partnership, When They Hold A Mexican Standoff But Don't Give You A Gun, Work In Progress, Pining, Blood and Injury, Rin in Drag, Arguing, Resentment, Missing Persons, Alternate Universe - Noir, Alternate Universe - Science Fiction

Sousuke is long-suffering, Rin is magnetic and their partnership is in peril.

Chapter 4 Summary: They finally do it and Rin throws a chicken.

musesfool: Ahsoka Tano (my power's turned on)
[personal profile] musesfool
I don't know why, but I barely slept last night. I was up early because I was expecting a delivery, and then I tried to nap afterwards and managed maybe 45 minutes of actual sleep. Why? Why is this so hard?


In other news, I've made two attempts at lip balm in tubes instead of tins and last night I spilled two of the four tubes - they were rubber banded together, which I guess is just a way to knock all of them over at once - and today I jury-rigged a holder from the box that the roller ball bottles came in, so there was nothing tipping over, but it was still messy. I think I will stick with tins. They're cuter and they don't require a ton of clean up afterwards.


Star Wars Rebels: Legacy of Mandalore
spoilers )


Smut Swap, baby, Smut Swap!

Feb. 19th, 2017 10:28 am
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
[personal profile] moetushie
My dearest smut peddler!

Thank you so much for writing for me, I am over the moon at the prospect of getting some smut for any of the ships described below. First things first, I want you to just write whatever comes to you, and I'm sure I'll love it. You can take a look at my previous exchange letters in case you want to go more in depth about my likes/dislikes.

I have two concrete DNWs, which are as follows: Rape/non-con, domestic violence/abuse. That's about it.

Okay! Now off to the requests. I debated a lot on how to structure this letter, but I figure that the kinks are pretty self-explanatory -- use as many or as few (or just the one you matched) on -- as you'd like. Use kinks from other fandoms if you want to. I'm going to spend a few sentences per pairing, but -- optional details are optional! Ultimately, this about the porn. The porn is important part.

Fandoms: Free, No. 6, Kids on the Slope, Yuri On Ice, Original Work  )
musesfool: Garnet (i am a conversation)
[personal profile] musesfool
I got some things accomplished today. I took all the recycling and the garbage out. I went to the bank. I went to Home Depot. I got a pedicure (Essie's All Access Pass - it seems much better to me than those reviews would indicate!). All of that before 2 pm. It's beautiful out!

Let's catch up on TV:

The 100: The Four Horsemen
spoilers )

Steven Universe: The New Crystal Gems & Storm in the Room
spoilers )

In other news, Humble Bundle has a big Star Wars games bundle going on, which is of no use to me but might be good for some of you. If only it had been books. Sigh.


(no subject)

Feb. 17th, 2017 04:37 pm
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
[personal profile] bonnefois
Fight Back Fic Auction is going to be open for March round sign ups until February 21st, 11:59:59 PM EST!

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Feb. 17th, 2017 04:31 pm
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
[personal profile] bonnefois
Space Swap nominations are open

Fandom pimping post: Fri 3. Feb
Franchise wrangling post: Fri 10. Feb
Nominations: Fri 17.2. - Fri 24.2.
Sign-ups: Sun 26.2. - Sun 5.3.
Assignments out by: Fri 10. Mar
Fics due: Mon 24. Apr
Reveals: Mon 1. May
Author reveals: Mon 8. May



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