This is taken wholesale from Plurk soooo.
People in this:
Axe Tiddies - sarajayechan
Little Princess - me
No I didn't feel like editing the plurk display names.
We start off with this...
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If you wanna see these liveplurk FE Fates commentaries as they happen, come over to my plurk and shoot me a friend request! Otherwise you'll get the logs once the fun is over and I edit and post them here. Plus you can comment on them as they happen.
This time featuring a male Corrin, because why not?
If you haven't played Fire Emblem Fates, there be spoilers. If you have, it's safe to read, just click the cut.
(This was taken from my liveplurk. Some things have been omitted or changed for the DW audience, but a lot of it is taken wholesale. This includes me lightly riffing on things.)
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In case you couldn't tell I have a lot of fun with this game. :D
Previous Episodes: Episodes 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12
(Figured I'd crosspost this to DW because why not, I can keep this updated for fandom things if nothing else.)
Technically the GGWR is over but since I annually rewatch the series for canon review anyway, and I'm always up for meta about it, that's not gonna stop me. Nothing stops me from talking about my main fandom.
It should be obvious that this will contain spoilers for an almost 21 year old series, but there are people who haven't watched Gundam Wing (or didn't finish it) so like idk what to tell you, if you have no idea what happens in it and don't want to be spoiled, you probably shouldn't read this. If you don't care, or you've watched/finished it, hit the read more.
There are also screencaps and while they are not gigantic, they will probably take a bit to load so be patient please.
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So yesterday I had downloaded Revelation and the first map pack of DLC goodies and today I decided to check out two of them because why not. (I really should do that money one esp in Conquest so I can have all the gold for my staves...)
Of course this has spoilers so proceed under the read more if you've either played them already or you don't care about no stinkin' spoilers. Also there are pics of things! Because Chrom was my husband once.
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I should probably go and do something in Revelation now...
Here's the look I went with in Revelation. I have other playthroughs using the same "character" and this is how I tell them apart. (Utilising the 9 save slots, I can marry three people in Conquest, three in Birthright, and three in Revelation, because I am also crazy.)
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honestly Xander is making it sound like I deserted OZ for the Gundams or something get over yourself, Xander I AM DOING THIS SO I DON'T HAVE TO CHOOSE but honestly it was easier just picking a side tbh
Because now I have two requests that I...don't recognise at all and uhh
because I don't have a name I can't...say anything to them.
The one request is doable but the other is for a ship I don't remotely like so...
Here's the amended form in case anyone still wants to request anything.
Probably the biggest reason for that is I prefer paper journaling for personal thoughts and feelings jotting.
That said, I do maintain other blogs. I don't use tumblr for blogging much these days, but I do have Wordpress blogs.
This one is for my meta. My fandom meta, which is...pretty much Gundam Wing meta (especially if you look at the name and URL), but I could easily use it for other fandoms.
Unfortunately, there really isn't anywhere I post my personal thoughts and what not anymore. Mostly because I do the handwritten journal thing. I've kind of tried to step back a little bit on what personal things I share on the internet nowadays as I've gotten older and my name has gotten out there a bit more (as Karu Maxwell). So yeah.
I'm not going to delete this journal or LJ or anything. But don't really expect much in the way of posting on here. Most of the time I'm just too busy to jot down blog posts like I used to do in my younger years. If Dreamwidth had a mobile app I might, in fact, use it more. I know LJ has one, but I prefer DW to LJ. Wordpress has a nicely crafted app and that's what I use the most.
My life is basically fandom and...helping out some friends atm. There really isn't much of interest to write about.
THAT SAID, in case anyone forgot, my birthday was on Monday. I turned 23. I know there are some of you who've known me since I was like, thirteen or fourteen. Time sure passes by, doesn't it?
I found the laptop I want, I just need to wait until I have the funds, which shouldn't be too long. I need a working laptop for my second job. Luckily I do have a working laptop I could use in the meantime if this one decides to say "fuck you" (which it better not or it's going out the window I give no fucks). It has an overheating problem if I leave it on for like, a week straight, but that can be combated but, you know, turning it off at night. Which I've been doing and it's fine. I do have an iPod and a tablet I could use IF I HAD TO but I think if it resorted to that I would just have to put the laptop on a credit card and slowly pay it off.
I'm going with Toshiba this time around, and I've never ever EVER had problems with them (unlike HP), probably with their Satellite series since they're conveniently priced for what you get AND you can customise them. Of course they have deals when I can't afford a laptop, but it's cheaper to go through them than, say, buy something from Best Buy or Walmart. And since this laptop is what I got from Walmart (and it was a problem about a month after I got it), I am wary of buying another from there despite getting a decent discount since I work there (yes, still).
I say it shouldn't take too long for funds to accumulate because I'll be getting more hours at work since we'll be down to two people in cash office (from three). They took Donna out of Lawn and Garden/Cash Office and put her Cash Office/DSD...and then today as I sorted Layaway slips Jackie came in and asked if it'd be okay if they made Donna DSD/IMS instead. Which isn't really up to me...? I mean if that's what she wants, she can go for it, but I guess Jackie was concerned more about who could take what days. So I'd be working Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Five days straight. I'd be working 28 hours a week, up from the original 16 I was working prior to Donna only being in cash office one day a week. Then I got like...I think I have 24 hours currently per week. Now I'll have 28. So gross I'd make about 622 and take home probably... 400something depending on how much the government feels like sucking from me. They'd take mayb 150 or so in total... So that'd be like 471 and change. So I'd be making close to 1K a month, not too bad I guess.
Plus my second job, which varies depending on how much I have to do, contributes as well.
Not bad, right? Plus down the road my second job could lead to something more full time. And it's imperative I have a working laptop. I can do research on my smart device of choice (iPod 5) of course, but writing articles and stuff would be trickier. I do have a second laptop that works somewhat (it has a slight overheating issue that probably can be fixed by cleaning out the dust but sigh my brother has like NO TIME I work almost as many days as he does). So I can do stuff with that. Just UGH. First my iPod died and now this like I don't need this. And while I have great and awesome friends and thus didn't need to pay for a new iPod (this new shiny iPod 5 was a Christmas present from two very awesome friends), it's like, when technology breaks, IT ALL FUCKING BREAKS.
So Michael FINALLY got back to me and said he'll look at it on Tuesday when he's off next so HOPEFULLY this can be straightened out. I have pics of the blue screen, idk if that will help him (it might) but yeah. I JUST WANT THIS FIXED.
And then apparently I nearly had a breakdown today I DON'T REMEMBER OVER WHAT and i'm probably better off NOT knowing because it probably caused the breakdown in the first place but yeah. Today wasn't a good day like everything was going wrong and it's the holidays and I'm stressed to begin with and I was ready to cry and just ugh. THEN I WAS BETTER UNTIL FUCKING SCHULDIG BLUE SCREENED because "lol display drivers crashed and didn't bother trying to give a fuck".
[EDIT] I may just buy a new laptop anyway because I'll probably end up kicking myself later on if this laptop DOES fuck itself. And I don't want to do what I did last time and buy a laptop just because I needed one. Walmart actually sells (at least on their website) the Toshiba I want, so I may see if my store has it... Otherwise I will get it direct from Toshiba.
[SON OF EDIT] We're buying a new laptop. I either spend money now and have time to look at things and get the one I want... Or I can spend money later and end up settling on something I'm not sure about because OMG I NEED A LAPTOP NOW.
My alter was talking about some idiot nicknamed "Kisama Bitchi-chan" and idk who that is BUT I GUESS SHE MUST'VE FUCKED UP MAJORLY to get a nickname like that from my alter of all people. idk. Apparently this is also some idiot that Rachel knows. Interesting. I feel like I know this person... But idk nothing about them rings any bells for me so *shrug* MAYBE I DID KNOW THEM AT ONE POINT and they went by a different name or something? I don't know. I need sleep. I'm rambling.
YES I REALISE IT IS ONLY THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER but because NaNo is in full swing and I don't want to get caught up in that and completely forget things, it's TIME FOR KARU'S CHRISTMAS REQUEST THING POST WHATEVER 8D
( Click here if you would like a Christmas card from Karu )
( Click here if you would like to request a fic for Christmas from Karu )
You can request just a card or just a fic, or you can do both! Whichever you want, it's up to you.
This extra hour hasn't exactly helped much, like...I go to bed REALLY EARLY and I'm still exhausted. The days when I could pull all nighters are waaaay in the past now when staying up past ten at night requires effort. Probably the fact that it gets dark so damn early now doesn't help.
This year's NaNoWriMo is yet another Gundam Wing fic, which is what I did last year (and I never did go back to finish that fic...probably because the amount of revision and rewriting it requires is quite daunting tbh) and I won so. My boys are very good to me so far, but when are they not? It's an AU of sorts, mostly because it's what happens between Endless Waltz and the RP Dusty and I have that combined we've plugged 250K words into, not to mention the amount of worldbuilding we have for it. NaNo this year was easy, I essentially had no prep work to do!
I'm essentially writing three POVs with this and one of them is Quatre and Quatre makes me nervous because I essentially have no muse for him, so I don't really have an "is this IC or OOC?" meter for him, so I have my NaNoWriMo stuff shared on Google Docs with my RP partner so I can be like DUSTY, DUSTY HELP HOW DO I QUATRE. (He usually then looks it over and says, "Karu, your Quatre is fine.") Right now it's just Heero and Duo--Kat hasn't even entered into the picture. And who knows, I may introduce other POVs, kind of like what I did with Hit List of Debts. I kind of want to include Kath and what she does, but I don't know exactly how to change her background, so I may not include her because I don't really want to do that (as it would then technically mess with RP canon).
So in the end I may just stick to Heero, Duo, and Quatre. It's easier. Quatre probably won't come into play until later on though. A lot later on.
As for my personal life... It's the same old, same old. Nothing much of interest, really. No news is good news, as they say. (There is stuff, but I don't feel like discussing it here, where others can see it.)
FIRSTLY, I am sick with a cold that just will not die. I had to call out of work yesterday because I ended up being sick all of the night before. That was not a fun experience.
SECOND, work has been...well. There's interesting shit going down. We're down a store manager (though his return is imminent, he's been out for a month and a half, maybe two months) because he had an unfortunate accident involving a horse. Our previous co-manager had to leave due to kidney failure, and our current co-manager is a real piece of work (who will probably butt heads with Store Manager when he comes back oho). Lots of changes. According to DW the last time I wrote about work was August 2012, when I first got into cash office. Well. Barbara is still her crazy self and it got to the point where I had to write a letter to my boss about what was happening. That was May of this year, and she seemed to tone down a bit...until about a month ago, and now she's worse than ever. She has twice now punched walls in the office, and she threw a register bag at Donna, so yeah. I keep my boss updated on what Barbara does...and she keeps me updated on what Barbara does behind my back, which led to 19th October where my boss pulled me aside and point blank said, "Barbara's trying to start shit again." Because Barbara apparently finds it perfectly acceptable for her to be on her cell phone taking personal calls on the clock, but if I send one text message it's the end of the world.
We are not amused. SO I BASICALLY PROMISED MYSELF that the next time Barbara was on the phone, I'd nail her ass. Which is what I did today. A couple of days ago, I started drafting a letter to Corporate. I'm not fucking around anymore. You want to play games? Fine. But I play to win.
THIRD, I am currently an intern at a publication newsletter thing. Right now I do article write ups and things like research and fun things like that. If all goes well (and I'm being cautiously optimistic at the moment), it could lead to something paid, which is great because I'd essentially be paid to write, and you all know that that's pretty much what I want. CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM.
I don't really do the whole "blogging" thing much anymore--I've switched to journaling solely for myself, so I use a paper journal, which I find better anyway. It's kind of how I found myself and started trying to get my shit together, and it's been almost a year now since I decided to "seek answers" as I call it. Having a name for your various problems helps because now you know what you're dealing with has a name and it's not just all in your imagination. But now it's even scarier because now you need to figure out what the fuck you have to do. For some of the things (such as my borderline personality disorder and my bipolar disorder and my anxiety) writing is great for me, it's a great outlet and it helps so much at figuring out exactly what's going on inside my head...
But it doesn't hurt to, you know, post here once in a while about things. In my high school years I used LJ and DW extensively and now I barely touch the things except for my fanfiction community.
I GOT SMASH BROS 3DS and because I am trash and utterly predictable I still main Marth because why not.
I'M DOING NANOWRIMO AGAIN THIS YEAR after last year's win I'm pumped to start this year with yet another Gundam Wing fic that will probably kick everyone in the feels. (When do my fics not kick people in the feels?)
But yeah. There's my life update. Really not much exciting shit is going on.
Yes I elaborate a bit more here.
(Also hello, it's been a while, hasn't it?)
thenicochan might be interested to know that I still fucking hate the Resident Evil movies with a burning passion, so it would only make sense that I pick up the movie adaption for Retribution which I saw I think half of before I turned it off because why do I watch these things when all I do is turn into Michael Jones from Achievement Hunter/Rooster Teeth's Rage Quit series and scream obscenities (which I do enough of anyway because I'm from Jersey just like he is) and scream things like WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING YOU FHSIDGHDGJK
This is going to be long. You know it's going to be long. It's under the cut to spare you. Enjoy, everyone.
( I have a hate-hate relationship with the movies as it is. )
My icon on Dreamwidth expresses my thoughts nicely.
I don't know why I made a scribbld considering I'm mostly on tumblr and plurk, but if you're on there you can find me here.
No don't ask how I managed to be the only goddamn Heero on a social media site
I think it's because Gundam Wing is mostly on tumblr now.
I don't even remember what the hell you use journals for anymore. I do most of my journaling in an actual paper journal.
idk I'll figure it out, I'm sure there's fandom stuff I can fill it with
but I enjoy the crossposting feature on it
APPARENTLY I'M TWENTY-TWO
some of you on here will be all I REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE FOURTEEN/SIXTEEN/WHATEVER OH MY GOD
yeah that was a long time ago apparently!
HERE'S MY BIRTHDAY LOOT SO FAR:
- a cute hat and two Brita filter water bottles from Mother, along with a card
- $10 from my nan, a card
- 1x2 Birthday Sex drabble from Miss_Murdered
- this really cute Heero fanart from Ironwing
- a Duo Maxwell and Deathscythe iPod skin, a stuffed plush onigiri, Gundam Wing trading cards, and a card from my girlfriend
- a green Moleskine journal from Gin-anae
- A PREVENTERS SHIRT omg omg omg from Rachel/rachelthedemon
- Gundam Wing Glory of Losers from Juni
- Gundam Wing Endless Waltz bluray box set from myself
it's been a very Gundam Wing birthday so far.
Here's the shirt if you were curious:
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and I bought dog tags to match it~
Gundam Wing is my forever fandom, okay
I was thinking of changing the layout header for my DW/LJ, but since I'm not really here that often, I'm not sure I should bother. The only reason I mentioned it is, despite my love for the games, I'm not much into Fire Emblem anymore, so if I were to change it I'd probs change it to Gundam Wing because I'm also very, very predictable.
idk maybe one day.