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(I should be homeworking, but it still smells of smoke and I'm a little upset.)

Trivia games always make me melancholic.  This isn’t particularly helpful after the anxiety of earlier today (a lot of work coming up, accidentally burning a potato in the microwave and setting of the fire alarm which believe you me had me absolutely mortified). 

               They always invite such judgement.  Why?  Things that people believe everyone experienced in their childhood…aren’t.  And when they learn they’re wrong, that you and they do not share the same literary platform, they’re outraged.  It’s a how dare you moment.  It’s a what’s wrong with you moment.

               For me, there’s no Pokemon.  Just never caught my interest.  A lot of the cartoons you’d name; I’ve never seen, or maybe just one episode.

               Gravity Falls looks interesting.  Teen Titans, too.  Haven’t watched them, though.

               My childhood?  Lord of the Rings, Liberty’s Kids, Magic School Bus, Princess Bride, Swan Princess, Anastasia, Hercules (the series), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Danger Mouse, Poirot, Perry Mason, Sherlock Holmes, Clue, Indiana Jones (and the young variations—they were actually really good), Star Wars, Muppet Treasure Island (but none of the other ones), Redwall (books and series), Bionicle, Dragons, Harry Potter, Miyazaki (especially Totoro).  The few Disney: Aladdin, The Sword in the Stone, the Black Cauldron, Robin Hood, City of Heroes (later on, but still valid).

               I never wanted to be a princess.  Being a princess was boring.  You didn’t do anything.  You just sat there, passive and useless, while the guys got to actually do stuff.  Swan Princess and Anastasia were interesting in which they weren’t the complete damsels in distress.  I wanted to be the adventurer.  I was Hercules with a brother sidekick Iolaus.  I was the captain of the good-hearted Redwall pirate ship.

               I’ve seen some of those things, like Yugioh and Bleach, since.  Pokemon still looks…well, I don’t care.  I’m old enough now that I can analyze that.  It’s the sort of thing where I should care.  I love Persona, in which it’s pretty much the same ‘gather powerful things that can fight’ mechanic, but then, there’s this whole Jung symbology and tarot and mythology.  Mario looks like it’s mostly a nostalgia draw for people, and I don’t have that same motivation.  Zelda might be interesting, but I’m pretty sure I don’t own any systems on which I could play said game. 

               Watching Frozen with a Disney-fan made me realize another reason that I didn’t tend to care much about that sort of thing.  The concerns…well, they make sense.  A kingdom isn’t exactly small in the grand scheme of things.  But the problems still felt so…tiny.  (Especially Princess Diaries.  I fell asleep.)  Compared to the scope of saving the entire universe (Star Wars) or Middle Earth (if you don’t know this one, go at least look at it right now—you might find you like it).  I got to the end of the movie and I was like “okay, I like the characters, the songs were great, the ice 3-D was blow-your-socks-off-not-unnecessary-3-D-use, but there’s something wrong” and then I realized that they don’t travel.  Not far.  It’s like the hobbit in Bywater complaining about the really really long walk to Frogmorton (hint: it’s not that far at all).  The world’s smaller.  It doesn’t have the grand scope of dreams that I’m used to.  They feel confined.  And that’s fine.  People like Realistic works, too.  This isn’t a “the way you see the world isn’t valid”, because it’s totally valid and I like that you’re there to offer a different perspective.

               But I’m not like that, and that’s totally valid, too.  I could make the excuse that Mom wanted us to mostly watch educational type TV, and spend most of our time reading.  I could blame her, but I don’t feel like there’s actually any blame to be had.  I don’t feel cheated.  I don’t feel like I’m any less of a person for not being immersed in this pop canon (I’m using the English Majory definition of ‘canon’ to mean ‘an important volume of literary works that should be required for everyone to read/in this case watch’; it should be noted that while this is agreed upon by tradition, it’s also highly subjective).  I don’t feel impoverished for spending most of my time in my imagination, rather than watching shows.  I probably wouldn’t have written anything original, wouldn’t have gone on the track of becoming a writer, if I didn’t have time to just play around with ideas and tropes and heroes in my brain.  I like who I am, and while it hurts me that you feel the need to judge my childhood viewing, I’m not going to apologize for it.

…/end sorta rant.

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Don't expect this to continue; I had to take another break from reading the textbook because it wasn't making sense.
but it did help a little because we're talking about quantum states
back to drudgery
in other words, a steins;gate/doctor who exploration of time travel that I'll probably expand on later when I've got a fresher memory of both series


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Back again.  Like my CoH playing, really.  I'd gone from playing CoH to playing other games, but in the end I always returned to Paragon City.  That says a lot about a game.
So let's begin our journey, shall we?

Shoulder Mantle Cape

You've kept this shoulder mantle superhero costume obtained from Icon Tailors. It's a reminder of the number of hours spent in the costume creator in a mission you've come to think of as:

Masks and Capes )


Fly free, and remember, you don't need superpowers to be a superhero.  Sometimes, it just takes the one person saying 'I can't do much, but this is what little I can do', because together, we are mighty.
We are heroes.  This is what we do.
Hope you'll stay a little longer in this beloved city of heroes we've come to call home.
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For once, I'm not going to post a spoiler warning.  Why?  Because there's nothing to spoil, anymore.  I'm going to do a cut, even though I guess that it's going to be shorter than usual, simply because of the fact that this is a difficult thing for me to talk about.
Issue 0: Predawn )

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Potential spoilers ahead.  Also, second episode that I've seen actually on air (first was Heaven Can't Wait).

Potential Spoilers )
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...I realized I've been messing up on the title things for the Anniversary Dressed Like Doctor Dalek comics.  The first couple were just the nicknames, and then I mixed it up between Doctor and Dalek.  Oops.  I don't really feel like fixing it now though.
Does John Hurt's Doctor count like the Watcher, Valeyard (well, sort of, depending on what they do with him, if they're trying to have him show up next season), 10.5, etc?
Also, permissions-people should post links, and if they absolutely have to they can re-post, but give credit where credit's due, all right?
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Potential spoilers again.  I'm going to try to not spoil too much, but that's not a promise (as you should know from me by now.)
OBJECTION!  There is no Ace Attorney Anime, and there definitely should be!  LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE!

Personal Anecdote )
The Case of the Bashful Burro )
A Writer's Observations )
A Collection of Music )
Analysis of Setup Structure )

Profiles )

I rest my case.

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Warning: Ahead there be spoilers so mild the water barely stirs from the force of their passage.  Or something.  I'm kind of doing a weird wind-metaphor thing with spoilers, but it's just getting more bizarre as I go, so let's just get to the actual action, shall we?
Also, I'm not meaning to be offensive with my opinions.  You're completely free to have your own.  I just tend to get a little passionate about stuff I love, and Doctor Who was (and possibly still brain's still trying to work that one out) my favorite show.  Hence the rant warning.
Oddly enough, I'm still pleased.  Despite my ranting.   ....*shrug*

Glass Maiden/Crystal Blaze and Persona 4
More Comparison/Thoughts on Shows )

Doctor Who
Yeah, somehow I managed to rant a TON with minor spoilers and a truckload of analysis.  If you want to skip it, I'm separating it for cuts!
A Rant About Doctor Who )

I want to end on a good note, but...I can't think of anything else to talk about from what I've been watching recently.  Oh, yeah, I'm really looking forward to a couple things.  There's a Persona 3 movie coming out sometime this year, which will be highly exciting.  (Now they just need to get working on Persona 2 and/or Devil Summoner) *grins, thumbs up*.  Also this year is a new series of Time Agent, which is on youtube (it still should be, that is) which is kind of like a fan-made Torchwood and explores one of the things I've been hoping anyone in the Whoverse would do.  That is, explore stuff about the Time Agency.  It doesn't pretend it's the same universe (probably an AU), but still.  The promise, where it goes wrong.  Series One is kind of silly, but introduces you to some of the main characters, and is pretty much a starting series.  Series Two is when it starts to get good (Mortis is introduced, and one of my favorite episodes is still The Nightmare Forest even though I'm still a little confused about what the Circle is...)  Series Three is a must-watch and comes highly recommended.  Seriously.  Just find the trailer for Series Three or watch just a little bit.  From just the very beginning few minutes, you'd think it was recorded from TV.  The music, the plot, the characters, even the special effects.  And the length.  It's not just a ten minute 'we pulled this together.'  The username is Carroll13 or WellBilltProductions.  I found this and just keep watching it.  I'd probably order the DVDs they're putting together if I could figure out how.  (Jamie Carroll, the one with the Carroll13 channel, also did a Doctor Who series that I also quite enjoyed, though it's not the professional quality caliber Series Three of Time Agent had.  Partly because it's older and they didn't have quite as long of production times.  Or such a group of people working on it.)
Why are you still reading?  Go watch a little of it!

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I can't believe I didn't include disclaimers. Someone mentioned that I probably don't need them, as there are site-wide ones or something, but it can't hurt. Plus it's kind of interesting to try to come up with good ones.
Just a question for whoever eventually finds this journal and reads my stuff-one-shots within a set universe, or a chronological (or story-logical) fic with chapters in order? The thing is, my plotbunnies tend to hop around. A lot. And my muses are somewhat fickle as well. I'm not even finished posting what I have done with Rebel Doctor so far, and I even have a finished (if older) story that I have yet to upload. There's a few fics that I can post quite a lot of before I have to get to this. Eventually, though, I may have posted everything I can possibly post on a single story in chapter order, so I'm wondering how people feel about random one shots within a universe (with some explanation, of course) or if people would rather wait for it to be in order.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
*Insert usual show spoiler disclaimer here*
Oh, that would probably also be good too-possible Trigger Warning (sexual violence) for musings below.  It's about some of the darker Buffy moments, so...proceed with caution?
Not About the Cheese Guy )
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As usual, things are spoilery.  Maybe I should just have a general SPOILERS warning for absolutely everything that I post.  And it's been ages since I've been able to post anything-on vacation, but I'm back now, yay!  I'm kind of tired, so probably won't post that much.
I didn't bring my laptop, so I didn't really have access to anything, not even internet for most of the time.  (And the little bit of time I did have I ended up fixing someone else's computer, which really doesn't count.)  I could've taken my nook, but I haven't figured out how to get antiviruses on it yet so I've been paranoid-ly avoiding using the internet on it if at all possible.  At least avast! has security for cell phones.  And during that time, for absolutely no reason (because it's been a while since I've watched, listened to OST, or written anything about Persona 2, but that was what I missed the most and really randomly.  I still need to make my post about that, but I think I'll do that when I can actually be decently coherent about it.
Miles to the Edge )
And these are only some of the necessary questions.  I'm sure there are more waiting to be found.
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I have to get more organized about posting here.  :)  Maybe not daily, but...a better schedule at least.  Of course, I'm still getting used to having this to post things to, so... *shrug*  Might as well get to talking about the shows/movies/miscellaneous.  INSERT USUAL SPOILER WARNING HERE.
As to the fit my ironic sense of humor.

Iron Man 3
Summer Movie!! )I know there was pretty much 'you either love it or you hate it' from this movie.  I think it's probably because of expectations.  People want different things from their superhero movie.  (Some people, for instance, were probably hoping for another Dark Knight...which this movie certainly wasn't.  Some disturbing parts, yeah, but it didn't make me have to go watch something hopeful to cheer myself up so I wouldn't have nightmares.  Ironically enough, the darkest comic book I've ever actually enjoyed is the Green Lantern Blackest Night series...but I guess I'm either a Green or Blue Lantern, so that probably has some effect on my outlook on the series!)  If you're looking for more Silver Age (as opposed to Golden Age or Iron/Dark Age), then you've come to the right place.

Cowboy Bebop
End of series SPOILER )
Anyway, awesome series, and if you could handle Firefly + Serenity, you can handle this series.  In fact, you should watch it, now.

Phoenix Wright
Turnabout Essay )

Doctor Who: A Town Called Mercy
...Mercifully Good! )
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The page feels cluttered when I don't hide everything behind cuts, so...have a cut!  (Or ignore this entirely if these don't happen to be the droids you're looking for.)  Maybe at some point I'll get out of the habit of essay writing.  (I doubt it though...)
Read my thoughts... )
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I was thinking about a few video game series that I wished were anime. I would own them and probably watch them a million times. Also, potential spoilers. I don't say exactly what happens, but proceed with caution anyway.
Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzunoha
It doesn't really matter which one (versus the Soulless Army or versus King Abaddon). Though DSRK: SA would make more sense, since it's the first one. I'm going to list a few reasons why.
1. Setting )
2. Characters )
3. Plot )
4. Music )
I didn't think it would take this long, but...I love these games.  So I guess there was quite a lot to talk about.  If you can check out the manga, do so too-it's amazing!  Unfortunately, I don't think much has been translated or I'd buy it.  One of the only at-times-depressing things about the games is that there's no voice acting-but obviously for an anime that would change.  If I've missed anything, say something!  And it doesn't matter how long ago this was posted; if you stumble onto this months or years later, feel free to say something.
I was planning on talking about the other two off the top of my head that should be anime-Persona 2 and Phoenix Wright, but it seems that will happen later.  Hope everyone's having a great morning/day/night!


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