Archive for July, 2010

Oh yeah, that would be me.  🙂

The Alan Wake DLC, The Signal, was released yesterday and I must say I enjoyed every second.  I need to go through and do some looking around to get everything I need but I’m not surprised.  My only complaint?  I want more.  This raised more questions and made me all jittery because it’s a cliff hanger.  I’m not upset with that fact, just that I don’t have more. TT^TT

In other dorky news, I made me an Alan Wake Sim. :B  I’m goin’ all out(as much as I can anyway) with this guy.  I’m trying to make it look like Alan Wake/Ilkka Villi (who is a hotty, in my opinion, and I need to track down some of his stuff), but its nuts.  I’ve seen some modders make some Sims look spot on, but my guy isn’t there yet. :<  Ah well.  To continue with me being a dork, I shall show you a slightly shopped image of SimAlan! 😀  All I altered was lighting, added the loverly light flare, and a slight tweak of his neck so it didn’t look so wonky.  @_@  If I ever get his face just right, I may show it but not now.

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Is This Possible?

Posted: July 26, 2010 in Life
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I’ve mentioned before that I’m writing a novel of sorts.  Well, I’m almost up to 100 pages type and this is the longest thing I’ve written EVER.  It makes me happy because this is what I want my debut novel to be.  I still have tons of work ahead of me, but I’ve been wanting to get something published for 10+ years now.

Anywho, one thing I always do is imagine what would happen if my novel got published as was a smash hit.  It’s just something to boost my ego and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who’s done it.  Its never been more then “Oo, this would be awesome as a movie….especially this part!” but today I was messing around with creating Sims when something struck me.  If this was a smash hit then it would be safe to think that people would start paring off characters.  Well, I have things set between two character though it’s not a romantic relationship.  The character Nikolai is obsessed with the main character, Emmett.  Nikolai is a magic user and can sense it in other; Emmett has a rather large amount of magic resting inside of him.  This causes Nikolai to want to be around him, follow him, etc.  Being a fangirl myself I know how things could go.  Oddly enough….it doesn’t seem too bad.  I mean, the thought of people taking the relationship between the two to that length isn’t bad and with the character Nikolai is based off of(another gaming character) it is within him to take the obsession too far.  HA!

That’s Emmett and Nikolai below. >:3  I should get a better picture of Nikolai…..he has the prettiest eyes(managed to get a color that matches my description!)

Eros was nervous.  Even hidden under a glamor and beneath dusty clothes he could be found out, if people knew what to look for.  It had been many, many years since he had taken form and walked amongst humans.  Ever since the worship of Aphrodite his image in the eyes of humans had been altered.  The wanton woman had produced a son much akin to himself: a winged being with a power over love and beauty.  Eros, much to his own delight, drew upon the more animalistic facets of love and could easily out shine the blond child, but he had been cast aside like the other Protogenoi.  Now this impostor was running around claiming authority in such things while still a child.

Might as well have a little fun,’ Eros thought with a smile.  He pulled down the hood of his cloak, hiding his face with even deeper shadows as he snaked through the crowded streets of Pythiria.  The temple of Cupid was within sight as were the boy god’s followers.  As he grew closer Eros could feel the power that the deity wielded, even though only his spirit was present.  Eros knew that what he was about to do would only cause anger and battle between the Protogenoi and the Olympians but they had their hands full with Zeus’s problems….there would be no need to listen to a boy god’s complaints.

Eros stepped over the threshold of Cupid’s temple and steadied himself against the sudden force of the god’s power.  He could see the shadow of the god flitting about, his movements betraying the fact that he was nervous.  Eros slipped into a throng of followers and clerics alike, and let himself be jostled around in the group’s merriment.  He met the stone eyes of Cupid’s statue, waiting to see them flicker with life as the boy god’s shadow entered it.  Eros heard the first gasp of surprise from one of the followers as the blue eyes shimmered with existence.  At that moment Eros removed the gloves from his hands and took hold of the people on either side of him.  Within a heartbeat the power Eros had spread through out the mob, causing those within the throng were quickly giving in to the temptation of flesh and leaving Eros standing alone and staring at the statue of Cupid.

‘How dare you!’

You take credit for my work, boy; they will think nothing of this.’ Eros thought with a smile.

You will pay…

The Olympians are occupied with their troubles, as are the Asgards.  Let us Protogenoi try and fix what you have ruined once again.’  Eros left the temple, ignoring the angry threats that echoed in his mind from the young god.  He could sense the ones Lachesis had instructed him to find.  They were an odd group and what worried him even more was that one of the chosen had to be retrieved from his home.  He had been guaranteed that all he had to do was get the group to meet and point them in the right direction.  Then the Sisters would take control along with a Goddess of the Asgards.  Eros had been surprised that one of the Asgards agreed to help but it seemed reasonable that not everyone would want the end to come.

Eros maneuvered through the crowded street heading towards the center of the city where the oracles and prophets were.  Those around him paid little attention to the cloaked man they say; he appeared to be nothing more than a blind oracle himself.  The moment he came close to an oracle he placed a hand on them and whispered his message.  Eros could see the glow in the oracle’s eye and the shock on their face as they realized they had heard the voice of a god.  He continued doing this as he moved past every oracle and prophet.

Now I wait.

I’ve always been for equality between the genders.  What’s good for the goose is good for the gander and what not.  This comes out even more when I’m playing video games.  Well, I’ve logged in 24+ hours on Persona 3 Portable and I’ve been getting more and more agitated by one thing in-particular: dating.  Now, when you’re playing the male MC, Minato, you have possibly 6 girls that you can date and have a relationship with.  When you play the female MC, Minako, you get 3 maybe 4 interests.  Why is this?  There is one character, Hidetoshi, that does admit his feelings for Minako but the player has no chance or ability to say that you like him in return.

I’m trying to figure out why the hell this difference is there.  Its not like there is a lack of male characters for Minako to date but it obvious that the creators decided to limit it. 😐  Why?  The game is still great, I’m just OCD about balance/equality.

And another thing…..why the hell did they give Shinjiro new art?  Seriously, the guy goes from the gruff, manly look that he was created with but the moment he turns his head to a 3/4 view, he becomes man pretty.  The reason behind that, in my opinion, is to get the female players to like him and want to have Minako chase after him for a relationship.  They even give a chance to change the outcome of his LIFE. WTF?  They let us do that but there is no possibility of entering an even slightly romantic relationship with Junpei. *grumble grumble*

Okay, I’m done.  Time to get back to my writing.

I literally got back in town an hour ago.  XP  I was up in the Chicago area with Grendal and his parents for something called ‘The Midwest Fiber Fest’…..or something.  It’s pretty much a yarn convention for those who love to knit and what not.  They had some stuff for jewelry making and spinning your own stuff.  I even noticed a loom on sale.  Now, I never got into knitting or crocheting.  Oddly enough it seemed to be a huge fad within the college group (around here anyway) about 3 years ago and some people are still doing it.  I do think it’s cool and I’ve watched a friend turn plain ol’ yarn into a nifty scarf.  Wandering around with Grendal we found a poncho/shawl looking thing as well as this poofy hat and scarf.  The patterns were on sale and since I was ogling them Grendal bought the patterns and told me to try it.  The woman said it shouldn’t be too hard for a beginner but I should have someone I can turn to if I need help.  This means I’m employing either my mother or Grendal’s mother to help.

The one odd thing that happened was within the first minute we stepped into the seller’s area.  I spotted a woman in a kimono and my spider sense went off.  I dragged Grendal over there and we were both drooling over some handmade pottery, done in a traditional Japanese style.  Grendal and I love the Japanese culture and history.  Hell, for a while there I was looking into majoring in Japanese history and teaching it on a college level(still thinking about it) but I can’t manage it just yet.  Anywho, back on track.  We were looking at the cups and tea sets when I noticed that they had cards out.  I snagged one thinking that I’d just hold onto it and hopefully it wouldn’t get eaten by my purse like everything else.  I checked the card for the website and noticed that they had their location on it.  This guy and his wife live about 15 minutes away from Grendal and I.  I tweaked out, showed Grendal, and then we had a good conversation with the couple while purchasing a few things and Grendal commissioning a coffee mug to be made.  With these two so close we plan on heading to their house to pick up our item in August and, more than likely, buy more things. lol

The weekend seemed rather long, though we didn’t do much.  I have the game starting later tonight and I need to whip up some stats on monsters and a few npcs.  If my group moves like they usually do then we shouldn’t get too far but its better to be safe then sorry so I need to gather my info.

Until then, I need some rest.

Trying to be Productive

Posted: July 12, 2010 in Life

It seems like July is just a hectic month.  With the holiday weekend, going out of town a few weekends, and a bonfire it seems like I can’t catch my breath.  So I’m still running around in the real world but nothing much to report that would be interesting.  I’m still trying to write that novel of mine (1o chapters typed up!!) and the game is going to be starting this Sunday, which will be great!

So, I guess what I’m saying is this: I’m alive, nothing all that spectacular has happened so far but gaming will proceed this weekend so I’ll have stuff to talk about!

I’m such a sucker for Atlus games, if you haven’t figured it out by now. *coughMegaTencough*  Persona 3 Portable came out yesterday and lil’ ol’ me is going out to pick up my copy at some point today.  Its bad because I haven’t finished the original copies of the game and I know for sure that I should go through and finish Persona 3 FES so I can get the after story done with as well.  I think the major thing that is stopping me is the fact that I beat Persona 4 before that one and saw the awesomeness that was P4’s battle system.  Luckily P3P has that battle system so it’s all good!  Hopefully.  Another big complaint on my end is Yukari.  😐  I didn’t like her character at all and I found it hard to get past her.  Seriously, I would rarely have her in the party unless I was floundering in a boss battle and realized that she could probably help.

The other reason why I’m interested in beating this version is because of the optional female protagonist! This makes me so freakin’ happy!  I am a sucker for female characters and always gravitate to them first and foremost, which seems to annoy Grendal when it comes to fighting games.  I can’t help it….I prefer the speedy little characters that don’t pack much power behind their punch but can hit you so fast you’re like ‘Wtf?’  But yes, female MC rather then male which means a few of the social links of the game will be altered.  Apparently if you max out the Moon SL the character, Shinjiro Aragaki, will go into a coma rather than die like he had in the original game.  It’s a little annoying but I suppose the fans of that character and the pairing of him and the female MC will be happy.  Me?  I’m pairing her up with Akihiko if I can! 😀  I adored him from the get go, I don’t know why.  By Persona 4, though I think I figured it out when I realized my favorite character was Kanji Tatsumi …..its the silvery white hair and the tough guy attitude.

But yeah, Atlus owns my soul as do the makers of the Shin Megami Games.  Now, if you don’t mind me I’ll go drink me some coffee, re-read my Persona 4 fanfics(zomg, I can’t believe I wrote smut, rofl), and play the waiting game.