myaru: (Tales of Symphonia - taste the rainbow)
Myaru ([personal profile] myaru) wrote2017-02-14 02:15 pm

Tales of Berseria makes me want to write fan fiction.

We're still playing FFXV, but--slowly, because it's a group exercise. Tales of Berseria is what I'm playing by myself, so y'know...

I only just started, though; I'm about 16 hours in, and it has already answered a ton of my questions about Zestiria. In a strange turn of events, I went to Google to find spoilers--specific ones--only to be foiled because apparently nobody is writing about what I want to know. Rude.

Aaaaand why would I look for spoilers? Well, Berseria came out about when I started my current class, and because my mind is speeding along, trying to make connections with Zestiria (and trying to determine if it's too late to write that search-for-Innominat's-history fic), it's really fucking hard to concentrate on reading and schoolwork! You'd think I would be better at this balancing act after such a long grind for my writing degree, but nope. Guess not. My brain is wired to resist homework.

Seriously, though, how's a person supposed to get any gaming done when life requirements like "be a functional member of society" and "don't fail your class" get in the way?

Anyway, Tales of Berseria = a happy place. It actually makes me feel fangirly.

I guess I'll have to use this hot Yuan icon until I can find one of Laphicet.
alwaysbeenasmiler: (Maleficient☆Prick your finger on a)

[personal profile] alwaysbeenasmiler 2017-02-15 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
Tales of Beseria is a wonderful series! And I love the connections that it has as it links right back to Zestiria-- I love how it gives the exact opposite expirience from Zestiria-- because I agree, I had so many unanswered questions about Zestiria.

And I need an icon of Magilou-- just have to find a good picture to use. I made one, but I wasn't entirely happy with it :(
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[personal profile] bonnefois 2017-02-15 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
Honestly, go for it. Maybe it'll help you with original if you let a little steam out with fanfic. I just gotta warn, fandom culture has changed a lot since you were last active and you are not going to like some corners. You probably wanna avoid tumblr, it'd piss you off. It's grown hard to find discussions with fandom, though sometimes reddit can be good for them, depending on whether you have a decent fandom for it or not. I can warn you what bee's nests not to poke, if you need it.
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[personal profile] bonnefois 2017-02-19 11:50 am (UTC)(link)
Technically, you can post meta on AO3, so you don't have to completely sock it away :)

Oh, not related, but I've been reading Around the Writer's Block by Roseanne Bane, and I think you might like it. That and The War of Art are good "I'm a writer, you can tell by how much I never write ahhahaa" books.
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[personal profile] samuraiter 2017-02-15 11:12 am (UTC)(link)
If you choose to dip into fanfic again, I look forward to seeing what you create. :-) But do be advised that Tales fandom has the mentality of the average two-year-old much of the time.
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[personal profile] samuraiter 2017-02-19 03:18 pm (UTC)(link)
That's probably the safest approach to use, IMO.
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[personal profile] lavendre 2017-02-17 04:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Tales of Berseria has been really great! I'm just about to hit the fifty hour mark and it's been super solid on it's info-dumping and lore (and there's still side quests to finish up, too). ...I may or may not be taking notes, haha.

Glad you're having fun with it!
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[personal profile] lavendre 2017-02-19 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I'm onto the final dungeon (sixty hours). I'm actually a bit under leveled and suffering for it now though. x_x Yes, same. Berseria has filled in all the holes I wish Zesty had spent some more time on. I'm pretty thrilled, haha.