Totally not cutting for spoilers. Let me know if I should.1. Tales of Symphonia: about ten hours in / Asgard Ranch
Hahahahaha, every time Kratos says something deep about fighting, and Lloyd is like, "Damn, he's right, I suck~~~" I feel like I'm watching the beginning of a slashtastic melodrama. But that relationship wouldn't work because Lloyd is too dorky. Kratos would snap. It might distract him from his angst, though.
Raine is adorable. I love her and her research/archeological geekery. She's my favorite of the party members, although Sheena is also really cute - and not a bad fighter, which is quite surprising considering the size of those breasts, wow. But anyway, Raine says all the stuff I would say, besides being really cute and nerdy. She's smart! She's ruthless! She pwns other researchers! What's not to love? I'd say she and Kratos are burning for a love affair, only I just pegged him as gay for Lloyd, and since I'm pretty sure Colette would croak if this weren't an RPG, someone has
to be left for Lloyd.
Then again, for all I know, Zelos is perfect for that role.
So, you were all right - ToS is like a warped amalgamation of a ton of games I've played before. Not just FFX, but Xenogears. That moment in the Ranch where you find out about the nature of Exspheres? Let's just say I've seen that before. :P
Colette is... uh. I don't like her very much. I don't hate
her, but her "I'm not telling you about my angst because I don't want to worry anyone!" thing is a little annoying. How old are she and Lloyd supposed to be? Fifteen or something? They're both so dumb. It's hard to stay optimistic, even when Lloyd shows progress in his involuntary journey toward being less-dumb. Colette's transformation is really interesting, though, and I'm looking forward to learning more about that and the nature of angels in this world, because-- sorry, Remiel is still creeping me out big time. It's a complex I have from reading the Book of Enoch
in my young, tender college years.
I'm so-so on Genis so far. He's okay. I'm more interested in this thing about he and Raine being full elves, vs. half, and what that really means.2. Writing: all right, fine.Winternight
doesn't require the drastic changes I thought it would. There are probably issues that could be solved by a really thorough editing process, and maybe rewriting, but I'm not willing to do that, and I will admit that it isn't bad enough to merit that much attention. My energy would be better spent on the Minerva fic, which is next in line-- and up for some rewriting. A lot of you liked the story, and it's not as terrible as I thought. The problem is, I finished it right when I sank into that hole of depression in February, and I might always hate Winternight
because of that association. No matter how much time passes, I just can't evaluate it fairly.
But you know, maybe I should've just posted it as-is and left it alone, because working on it put me in a bad mood. I'm not sure if it's the fic that pissed me off, or if the dam has finally broken and all of my hate for FF.Net is flooding out.
I'm considering ideas for FE Contest #6, and writing my late entry for #5 slowly but surely. Once I get started I remember why I liked writing FE fic, but it takes a lot of effort to get started, even for my favorite characters.
As for projects I'm behind on:
27628 / 37000 words. 75% done!
I think the novel has another ten thousand words to its name, but only just.3. Randomly, pickles.
Does anybody know what type of pickles they serve with curry in Japanese resturants? I thought it was ginger, but the ones I've got are spicier than I'm used to. This isn't bad
, exactly - it's just that I think I got the wrong thing. Or hey, maybe it doesn't matter. :D They serve curry with daikon pickles too.
So yeah, I made curry. Excellent comfort food. It feels a bit lighter than other types of rice bowls. Like... katsudon.