myaru: (ToB - Perfect World)
I want to just eat these characters up, and not even because there's a character that had the nerve to remind me of Yggdrasil (although I won't say no to eating him up)...

The stupid pun is unintentional.

I don't know what to do about this. The feels, I mean. I've got ~3k words written of a story that may or may not even be decent (or creative), and the will to write more... or should I say, not enough willpower to STOP myself from writing more. For the first time in many, many years, the only way I can exorcise these ~feelings~ is by writing fic.

So in that sense, it doesn't matter if the thing is good. Once I get it out, maybe it'll leave me alone.

OR MAYBE IT WON'T.

Anyway, the story... )

Yeah, I wish I had a more coherent reaction to the ending, but even if I write fic, I doubt I'll get back into ~meta~, so screw logical analysis.

Oh, but Magilou's story? That's also worth some fic. Goddammit.
myaru: (Default)
Wow. Well, my brain has no trouble coming up with strange Innominat fic ideas and pairings! plz hand me some bleach, none of which are very nice and all of which are entertaining, and I'm disturbed by that! Just a little.

I just left the Mount Killaraus, am about 40-45 hours in, and quite close to the end if I'm reading the signs correctly. My characters are around level 50, give or take a few, which I'm not sure is high enough. Side quests are an option, since I haven't bothered with those yet (e.g. the Omega Elixir, monster contracts, Level 4 Administrative Zones), or I guess it wouldn't hurt to try the last area and see if I need to grind up some experience. Doing that was so frustrating in Zestiria that I might look it up instead, though.

I've seen ending spoilers (which I wasn't looking for at the time, actually), so I have a good idea of what's going to happen. This is a lucky case, in that knowing what's going to happen doesn't ruin the experience, buuuuut... that's probably why I'm already devising stories that will, arguably, ruin everyone else's experience. :P

This is all making concentration on actual work a real pain.

Guess I'll be trying an Innominat icon, seeing as I love him unreasonably. Maybe it'll actually turn out well this time.
myaru: (ToB - Eleanor)
Somewhere in 2016 all of my Photoshop brushes disappeared, and I can't remember where I got any of them.

:(

Anyway, Tales of Berseria. I'm still only about thirty hours in, because I play in small chunks, and am usually only able to finish one dungeon/questline/section of story before I have to sleep.

I've been hating on Eleanor for a while. She's the type of character I normally like (I guess? I don't even know anymore), but she pissed me off early in the game and I spent the last twenty-five hours looking forward to the day her world would come crashing down. The game disappointed me on that matter; while she definitely has a few moments of existential crisis, her reaction to the shattering of her world was pretty okay and, unforgivably, made me like her.

Her speaking habits remind me of Natalia (Abyss) - who I liked - and she actually grows as a damn character, which I also like, but--I enjoyed the anticipation of her breakdown! This is scary evidence that my world view probably aligns more with Velvet's, hahaha... haha...

So, relating with characters in RPGs is never a huge thing for me. The character's gender is irrelevant in most cases, especially as I get older, although if I have the choice of a female main, I'd rather. The bigger problem (as far as relating to characters in games goes) is that stories about a bunch of kids saving the world actually aren't a thing I relate to anymore. But I seem to be relating strongly with Velvet, and attaching Laphicet to Eleanor was kiiiind of a problem for me for a little bit. :P

But Eleanor also annoyed me all on her own. It was the strength of her belief in the Abbey, which just--I hated that. It looked like blind devotion. Eleanor has since proven that untrue, which is probably why I can't resist anymore, and have decided to confess that I like her.

2016 was a harsh year. It must have flipped some unfortunate switches in my brain.

My thoughts on everything else are a mixed bag of randomness.

I really like Magilou's quirkiness. XD She's awesome.

The music is pretty nice, but only a few tracks stick with me after I turn the game off. One of those is the music for the Abbey training grounds, which was an interesting mix--slightly creepy, but also just a light touch, and I thought it fit the bill for an organization that prizes reason over human decency.

Not getting any pairing vibes out of this game. If I had to point at something, I'd say the most blatant show of affection that borders on obsessive romantic is Theresa/Oscar, and uhhhh... it's basically every Fire Emblem brother/sister-not-pairing-we-swear that I've ever seen. Not romantic? Of course not, they're siblings! Except that the body language really toes the line and all that. Oh, and it seems like Laphicet has a crush on Velvet. :D Think he's a bit young for that, but that never stopped fandom before. I don't even want to know where they might've gone with Innominat and Artorius....

(If they haven't gone anywhere with that, I will be seriously disappointed. I actually haven't seen them interact yet, but who the fuck cares about characterization?)

Gosh but I like all of these Empyrean sigils. I want some for wallpapers.

So anyway, yeah, I would write Theresa/Oscar. Or... think about it. I probably won't really.

If I were to write fic, I'd also like writing about Eleanor. Ffff.
myaru: (Tales of Symphonia - taste the rainbow)
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.

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