Aug. 31st, 2017 12:20 am
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 Haven't posted for a while.
I went off video games for a bit, literally haven't touched TES since I started, but I started playing Undertale.

On a whim, mind you. 
It's quite an interesting game. The game tries to persuade you not  to fight enemies or kill anyone (although you still can, but apparently you pay for it later). It's more about interaction and...stuff like that. Kinda weird, but good.

I'm enjoying it so far. There are a LOT of influences from Earthbound - it's painfully obvious to me, and I love that.
I don't know what keeps me playing it, tbh. It's not usually my kind of game.
I'd much rather be fighting monsters or something, but the game...kinda penalises you for that? If you kill a particular mini-boss, you actually lose experience for it.

I got back into reading again. Can't remember if I said this before.

Also getting on with my writing contest and doing alright so far. There's been a deadline extension of about 2 weeks, so I've got that to be going on with.

Man, now I want to replay Earthbound.


Jul. 22nd, 2017 12:32 pm
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 I've been keeping myself busy with my writing, got to about 23.5k out of a current quota of about 35k (which increases by every day) so at least I'm getting something done. I have the problem that I don't write anything on weekends. I mean I've got video games and anime in front of me, whereas I would usually write it at work instead. But if Miss days at the weekend, I fall behind by another 3k.

Started getting back into reading Berserk.
Got to, uh, the "turning point" in the manga, and anyone who's read Berserk will know exactly what that means.
I wasn't so into it when I first started reading it, but now I'm really enjoying it. Reading a volume a day.

It's probably not something I would recommend to many people though, despite it being very good - it's very violent, *very* gory, and...uh, it has some pretty explicit scenes, and not necessarily in a nice way. It does fit the dark setting though.
Tbh, I enjoy action manga and all the fight scenes in Berserk are starting to bore me. Lol. I mean it's this mad swordsman wielding a sword that's three times as big as his body, he goes around cleaving demons in two and...?

Well, anyway.
I'm gonna start watching Hellsing today!
It's next on my anime schedule and I've heard some good things about it - but I'm perplexed that it's only 13 episodes? I thought it was really popular so how come it's got barely any episodes.

Gaming: I've started using a random retro game generator which helps me play all these retro games I haven't played yet.
Found some nice gems out there, especially on N64 and NeoGeo. 

Hope everyone is doing okay.


Jul. 10th, 2017 09:51 pm
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 Work gets reaaaally busy when your workload unexpectedly doubles, and all the people who help you are suddenly on annual leave. But hey, I'm managing. Whilst doing an RP with someone on another site. And doing my own storywriting. Yippee!

I accomplished a lot in Skyrim yesterday. I did a load of quests in Whiterun, joined the Companions, did a few quests for them, did some more dungeons, fought a FUCKING BEAR jesus it almost killed me. Became the Dragonborn, got Lydia to tag along with me...

I found some bugs.

Bug Number 1: I had a companion before Lydia. She was carrying half my equipment. I turn around after 5 minutes and she's fucking gone.

Seriously. I can't find her. This heavily armoured NPC has disappeared.
I spent hours looking for her again. I looked in every house. I went outside the city. I checked the stables. I checked the shops. I checked another shop. I checked the inn where she usually is. I checked the OTHER inn.

I eventually found her in Jorrvaskr. I don't know why she didn't follow me through the damn door. Jesus christ. 

Bug Number 2: You know that quest about rescuing Thorald from the Thalmor? You have to steal a note from the Battle-Born house and give it to the NPC in the Grey-Mane's house.

Here's the thing: I got to the Grey-Mane's house, and the door was locked. 
That's cool, I can pick locks.
I pick the lock, break into the house, and prepare to deliver the message to the NPC.

The NPC accuses me of trespassing and refuses to speak to me.


He won't talk to me no matter what I do. Holy shit. He threatened to call the guards and told me to get out. 
After about 5 minutes of this, I thought to myself: it's night time. He's probably just trying to sleep. I'll wait until daylight and then try again.

Daytime comes. His door is still fucking locked.
He still won't talk to me. Or come out of his house, because he's a goddamn hermit. 
His mum comes out of the house and asks me if I've found the message yet. I can't tell her I've found the message, because she isn't the right NPC to talk to. No, I'm supposed to talk to her SON.

You know, the guy who's locked himself in his own home and won't come out.

So I wait. I wait for time to pass. Maybe he's sleeping in.
I wait until midday.
The door is STILL LOCKED.

Eventually I gave up and used a console command to force this dumbass bastard of a Nord to actually exit the house, whereupon he FINALLY takes the message from me and I can progress the damn quest.

I've heard of Skyrim bugs, but this was ridiculous.


Apr. 25th, 2015 10:38 pm
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Right. Let's ignore the stuff below. I obviously tried to review all the Animorphs books and stopped again.

I am currently looking for someone to play Fighting Fantasy or Lone Wolf with me. No, they're not games. Not really.
Nope, they're gamebooks.


Other stuff about me for newcomers!
I love anime, yuri, magical girls, video-gaming, JRPGs, Skyrim in particular, sci-fi and fantasy, writing and all kinds of silliness.
And I need people to discuss them with but I don't have any.
So come hither, fwends. JOIN THE HIVE OF BEEEEEEES

Current obsessions in my life are Suikoden, Kiniro Mosaic, Precure, One Piece, Aikatsu, and mainly old-school RPGs which I keep replaying.
I'll move onto something else in 24 hours.

For example I was playing Adventure Island earlier.
Imagine a game similar to Mario, except you play a half-naked fat man with a hammer and a skateboard.

You think I'm kidding don't you.


It's really hard though.

Stay tuned for later entries in which I lose my shit at Sonic the Hedgehog and transform into Batman at the speed of...of bat sonar? Yeah. Bat sonar. We'll keep it at that for now.


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