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Hello, all! I am just shooting a reminder that I'm trickster over at Dreamwidth. All my entries imported over there just fine, so now you can't even tell I haven't used it in a year! Aha.

I didn't import over comments, though. I think comments come over as OpenIDs and I wasn't sure if it was kosher for me to do that without anyone else's permission. So, commentless entries. But entries nonetheless!

And now for something completely different.

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Two things:

First, today I had another Batman related dream. About two weeks ago I had one where I was Robin, soaring through the air and taking down badguys. It was a super exhilarating experience. Usually, when I'm dreaming of falling, I end up waking up in fear. Nope, not this time. When I fell, I just used a grapple gun that could hook onto the edge of a building and zip me back up. When I was held captive by thugs, I just broke free and snuck my way out to go meet up with Batgirl. (So we could both help Batman later.) It was an awesome dream, and I woke up with so much confidence in myself it was ridiculous. PROBLEM? DOESN'T MATTER, I'M A ROBIN.

I did wonder which Robin I was when I woke up. I think it was more Tim Drake than Dick Grayson. Nowadays I primarily associate Dick as Nightwing anyway. /nerd

So today I had another dream like that. The only real downside to these dreams is feeling incredibly tired when waking up. It's like I didn't sleep at all because I was too busy fighting crime. Seriously, it's the most exhausting thing.

Second, I took my first mock LSAT exam today. 3 1/2 hours of reading and testing and internally sobbing. I was more tired this morning because of the dream, and I accidentally skipped an entire page of questions. That was a major error.

Still, I got a 150. My internship supervisor says it's a great start, because that's the average score for someone trying to get into law school. She was happy about it, so of course I'm walking on air right now, lol. It just feels so funny. I've never felt that I was very good at school, so it's kind of weird to feel like I'm heading down the right direction with this whole law thing. I'm excited.


Dec. 2nd, 2011 09:54 am
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Wow, it's been just about an entire year since I last posted in this journal.

Hello, out there! It's been a while. |D
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Meanwhile, it's nice to chill out at work and listen to Chrono Cross music. I've always liked the soundtrack, but I'm appreciating it much more now. I wonder if that's because of nostalgia or something?

Finally got a big project and a presentation done. It's so conflicting to have a kind-hearted professor who is just a mess when it comes to teaching. She's a good person! Just. Maybe needs to time manage a little better. And communicate with us. And return papers, please. We'd love to have returned papers. It's not cool to get a weird score and not know why.

Doodled SS!Zelda everywhere on my notes the other day. Her character design is so cute, sob. /)_(\

Okay, back to work.

{ meme }

Nov. 27th, 2011 11:52 pm
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Draw a character in the outfit you're currently wearing.

Zelda, from Skyward Sword, wearing... gym pants.

Very comfortable.
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... ... I just downloaded Hatoful Boyfriend.

Yes, the pigeon dating game. If it makes it any better, they do have human portraits. We just. Get to see the pigeons only. At all times. ...apparently they have nice voices though? I really going to put off getting homework done just to satisfy my curiosity over pigeon boyfriends? Yes. Yes, I am. Don't judge me.

Download the game here.
English patch is over here.


Oct. 27th, 2011 03:33 pm
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I miss having a large mirror in my room. I moved it out because my room is too small to accommodate a dresser that big, and it's been almost a year since then. I still miss it. Sure, it was vaguely horrifying to see my messy, sleepy self right after I wake up. But you know what makes up for it? Cute underwear. It never fails to cheer me up.

There's nothing like looking down at your crotch and reading the cheerful phrase, "I love you! ♥" first thing in the morning.

In other news, I still don't quite know what kind of costume to get for Halloween. Since the date falls on a Monday, which is a class day, a few classmates and I agreed to come in costume. They seem to be all set with what they want to be -- they already started sewing a while ago -- but I'm still in the indecisive phase of it all.

At this rate, I'm just going to go in a white sheet and call it good.
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The internship is going well, though I'm super tired by the end of the day. I'm supposed to do 225 hours this semester and keep a bi-weekly journal for my professor to review. Sounds fine to me. As long as I don't have to do a final or anything, I'll be happy.

Now if only my other classes could be like this. /sob

In gaming news, I GOT THE ICO/SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS COLLECTION! It's not really a collection. Just two games on one disk.

So, so, so happy. These games were so awesome when they were first released, and I can't wait to try them in HD.

...hopefully I can actually finish them.
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My brother is singing a birthday song to Google............

What a dork.
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I'm playing Crisis Core for the first time.

I... I like it. The music, the graphics, the voice acting, Sephiroth, all that jazz. I'm only at the Modeoheim mission (ch. 5?), but it's been a pretty fun game so far.

This certainly makes all those times I've protested the existence of this game kinda awkward. /)_(\
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It's true.

Well, first off, I'm glad I enjoyed FFX. I'm a little surprised they're re-doing a game that already looked fine on the PS2 instead of something else, though. (They don't want to do a fully remade FFIV? Square-Enix has been infatuated with FFIV, giving it a bunch of re-releases...) Then again, not only is it FFX's anniversary, but I'm pretty sure it was sold a lot when it was released. Probably a good idea to go for this one.

Anyway, I hope we get to see what it looks like sometime soon. ;A;

Yes, I am pointedly not mentioning an FFVII remake because HEY THIS IS FFX'S TURN RIGHT NOW. DON'T BE SUCH A SPOTLIGHT HOG, FFVII.

EDIT: Also why is Dissidia: Theatrhythm's gameplay so adorable alsdkfj the battles
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It looks like I'll be able to do my internship early this year -- in fall instead of waiting 'til spring. That means I'll only have one class next semester, which gives me plenty of leeway to add on another class if it turns out I need another to graduate.

I'm very paranoid about this. I've fallen into the cracks of this university's system so many times I'm, like, on edge about another roadblock coming up. I've already gotten into a small panic over an upper division class that's supposed to count for general upper division credit, but isn't showing that way on the computer. I hope, hope, hope, hope it still counts (and my advisor said it would) but JUST IN CASE. Open schedule next semester. Gonna get it done, yes.

Been doing nothing but going back and playing Dissidia Duodecim again. I still haven't finished all of Cycle 13 yet, which is a shame for me. I just like to level everyone up to 30 before tackling the Impulse Shade chapters. (;A;) I also bought Prologus from the PSN store, which got me Aerith as an assist-only character. She's really useless, honestly, but oh well. My curiosity is satisfied. ...I also ended up buying some extra costumes for other characters. Four of them, I think.

Once again, Square-Enix gets the best of me. And my wallet. OTL
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I can't stop smiling every time I see this video.

Dissidia Music Group (hand-drawn)

I can't find the same video on YouTube, so here's a link to the NicoViewer version. No registration necessary to view... I think. Let me know if it doesn't work -- I think there might be another alternative out there.
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A little late, as I ended up falling asleep for most of the day. /)_(\

Heads up: GameStop is tossing OnLive coupons from Square-Enix's Deus Ex.

Employees were apparently ordered to open up new game boxes and remove the coupon. When contacted, GameStop admitted giving the orders and claimed it was because OnLive was a competing service and they didn't want to promote it. So they reached into new boxes and just. Took it out.

...yeah. Wow.

Does this spell legal trouble for GameStop (again)? Eh, maybe. Whether or not it does, anyone itching to get the game* should definitely buy it from somewhere else.

*I've heard the PC version was the best, btw.

EDIT: I've since read that GameStop has pulled the PC version from their shelves in a sort of 'recall'. Square-Enix seems to be relatively calm about this, probably because they really didn't let GameStop know about the coupon beforehand and it's an admittedly damning move. Had GameStop known, perhaps they wouldn't have sold copies of the game in the first place. S-E could probably take some blame for this whole drama, too.

Still. GameStop should've, you know, not sold the game instead of breaching consumer trust by reaching in and pilfering coupons from new boxes. That simple.

This article sums it up best.
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First off, there are no plot spoilers in this post. I'm gonna make a separate post for things like that, because the game just released yesterday. This is mostly about the gameplay and some of the things I liked/disliked about what they did with the game.

Note: If you're on my Plurk timeline, you've probably seen most of this. |D;;


And that's my opinion. :3c
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Games I want to buy/rent:

- The Witcher/2 (PC)
- Army of Two/40th Day (PS3)
- El Shaddai (PS3)
- Catherine (PS3)
- L.A. Noire (PS3)
- Alice Sequel (PC? PS3?)
- Red Dead Redemption (PS3)

Games I own that I need to finish/start:

- Okamiden (DS)
- Ghost Trick (DS)
- 999 (DS)
- Dissidia: Duodecim (PSP - almost finished, I think.)
- Sengoku Basara (PS3)
- Murasame (Wii)


- Left 4 Dead 2 (PC)
- Team Fortress 2 (PC)
- Recettear: An Item Shop Tale (PC)
- Terraria (PC)


Edit: And now there's a huge sale going on. OTL
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So, uh, it looks like Yami no Matsuei is starting up again. It's been forever since I last saw/read that series, but I decided to check out the news about it anyway.

Boy, what a surprise. The artist's style completely changed!

I know all artists' styles change over time, I'm just a little surprised about this one. I wouldn't have thought it was the same illustrator at all. It doesn't look bad or anything, just... somewhat generic. I'm kinda sad.

Side to side image comparison at the top.

I do think that Hisoka benefits quite a bit with this style, though. He looks normal for once, goodness. His large eyes were always kind of weird to me. But Tsuzuki, wow. Tsuzuki shocked me the most, honestly. I didn't recognize him at all. I thought I was looking at an Ace Attorney character for a second there. What happened to his floofy hair? I kinda want to see what the other characters look like. Damn, maybe this was a trap all along.