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YOUR CHILDREN DESERVE LEXCORP JETPACKS ([personal profile] nagia) wrote2009-05-07 03:43 pm

On Friending, Grammar, Oh John Ringo No and Oh Mark Knopfler Yes.


I am friend free. You want to give me access or subscribe? Go right ahead. If I think you're interesting or that we share interests or, I dunno, if it's the third Tuesday of the month and the sky has miraculously turned green, I will return the favor.


My actual policy is over here. In summary, REQUESTS ARE ALWAYS OPEN.


Translation? I am:

  • a lot of your daily serving* of Final Fantasy-related elitism
  • almost ALL of your daily serving of FFVII Compilation hate
  • a little more than your daily serving of hatred for FFVII fics by people who haven't played the original game
  • a healthy chunk of your sarcasm allowance for a given day
  • exactly your daily serving of dude-hatred; you probably won't need to go looking for more after you click my feminism tags
  • absolutely NONE of your daily serving of m/m slash, as I don't often read, write, or talk about it.
  • a respectable chunk of your daily dose of f/f slash, though you may put my personal journal aside unsatisfied if you don't supplement it with my writing journal
  • a quarter of your daily dose of militant feminism

* Where daily value == amount the average nerd can tolerate from one person on a given day.
iamsosmart: Katara from Avatar: the Last Airbender. Looking smirky. (Shyeah right.)

[personal profile] iamsosmart 2009-05-30 07:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Go figure that I find you through the fact that we both have 'romany' listed as an interest.
iamsosmart: An acrobat from Cirque du Soleil. Lying upside-down on a bench. (.-.)

[personal profile] iamsosmart 2009-05-30 08:52 pm (UTC)(link)

Although on that note, have you read Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Dart?
iamsosmart: Winry from Fullmetal Alchemist. Reading a book. (Bibliophile.)

[personal profile] iamsosmart 2009-05-30 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I was impressed about her knowledge of Romany culture in KD, and I e-mailed her about it asking what references she used, since I was doing a few papers on gypsy practices at the time. I was both delighted and amusedly disappointed when she e-mailed me back and I found out she'd used almost the exact same books I'd already been using. There's sadly little research material on them.
noteaforre: (Yuffie » Touch and divide)

[personal profile] noteaforre 2009-06-04 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey! It's, um... well, I don't know if you've seen this already, but I figured that if you hadn't, you might find it interesting (since I know you like Yuffie.)

It's the Early Material character files. Yuffie's was translated, and it's really interesting. It's here, if you haven't seen it yet!

~ Re, from the Ruroken community.
noteaforre: (Misao » Through the night)

[personal profile] noteaforre 2009-06-10 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
No problem! I am, as well, in the end. Though I'll probably end up using bits and pieces to fill in some of the holes in her canon.

And I apologize if this is a little stalkerish... but is that you playing the Misao over on the IC anon meme?
noteaforre: (Sakura » So precious yet surreal)

[personal profile] noteaforre 2009-06-10 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
Well, there is that. And I recognized your writing style. :P I read through a couple of the logs on [community profile] capeandcowl. Rurouni Kenshin cast, OMG... Even if it's kinda tiny-little.
noteaforre: (Duzell » I'm looking to find)

[personal profile] noteaforre 2009-06-10 01:59 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe? I'm generally pretty good at picking out certain styles of writing, and since I'm familiar with your work and knew you liked Misao from the Ruroken community... And, well, you do have a kind of disctinctive way with words.

Oooh, awesome! ♥ I'm glad for you. The RK cast at Damned, both current and former, will probably go "*~* omg do waaannnt", too. (... Panicked Saitou? Now that'll be a sight to see!)
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[personal profile] noteaforre 2009-06-10 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
Go go ninja girls! I've been thinking about playing Misao somewhere, but I feel safer with Yuffie.

If you ever did get interested, look us up! I'm not really part of the cast, but my character is pretty heavily involved with that group. /end shameless advert

(Ha, nice. How's he handling the babysitting duty so far, then?)
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[personal profile] noteaforre 2009-06-10 09:53 am (UTC)(link)
That's a very good point. Yuffie has little inconsistancies that I've noticed, namely in Dirge of Cerberus, but for the most part her portrayal is fairly stable. Still, you seem to be doing a good job so far! I especially liked that one log where she went looking for a fight.

Ehehe, yeah. I play Yuffie there (Thatdamnedninja, the one running around on the IC meme. And I feel horribly embarrassed admitting this.). Anyway... yup, that's my honest opinion. ♥

(Typical Misao, then. I'd say that I pity the headache Saitou must be getting, but I really don't.)

P.S. I apologize for the length of time between replies; I'd noticed that the sun had come up, so I went to bed for a while.
noteaforre: (Rose » Wisdom I've misplaced)

[personal profile] noteaforre 2009-06-10 07:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Ehehe, that's me! ♥ You stalked..? Thanks! I hope you enjoyed what you read.

The only reason I give much of a mind to DoC is because I like what they did with the W.R.O, and Yuffie's role in it. I'm with you on liking a side of badass to go with the genki; I like to have the opportunity to add some seriousness and some... "Woah, this chick really could kill me about six times before I hit the ground".

OMG, you are? Awesome! ♥♥ I'm really happy to hear that. If you need anything~... and, oh, if you're apping, feel free to drop into the OOC chat sometime. Damned really is good if you're looking for quality and depth, though equally good is the crack and such.

(Oh? What else has been going down for him~?)
noteaforre: (Rose » Wisdom I've misplaced)

[personal profile] noteaforre 2009-06-10 09:37 pm (UTC)(link)
a;skmsfg I'm flattered. ♥ Thanks again! She's been a lot of fun to play, moreso as of late than ever.

Ah, that bit. I know what you mean; I was kind of a little… uh, about it. It's probably foreshadowing for Rufus to try and take over the world again or something like that. =|

I wouldn't mind at all! I'd be more than happy to, actually. And if you wanted any second opinions, I'm willing to bet that the RK-players would be more than happy to lend their assistance. The OOC chat is DamnedOOC, on AIM. Drop by anytime, if you wanna! It's usually pretty active, especially in the evening.

(… Sounds pretty crazy. And crazy fun, at that. What's this about Saitou's best friend being carved into little pieces? What a typical thing for me to focus on. And I'm trying to imagine a Saitou who can't be angry at stuff. Is it just 'anger', or is it… like, frustration, etc.? Everything like that?)
noteaforre: (Sakura » So precious yet surreal)

[personal profile] noteaforre 2009-06-11 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
Ha, do it! I'd enjoy reading it. (I think he'd have half the W.R.O tackle-diving him in protest.)

The old Sanosuke-mun (who dropped a while back, which I'm still really sad about. Hopefully she'll take him up again sometime) had the info about his abilities in his character journal (Damnrudecock). Kaoru's not had any power-changes, since she's relatively 'average' in canon. Kenshin... is definitely under power restrictions, but I'm not exactly sure what they are.

♥ No problem.

(Oooh, thanks! I'll take a look at 'em later.)
noteaforre: (Misao » Through the night)

[personal profile] noteaforre 2009-06-11 07:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah. I recall her saying that she'd consider taking him up again? But, at any rate, she still plays him on memes and on the Fountainofcod comm.

... That is a bit of a problem. And I'm not entirely sure what to suggest, because... wow, inconsistant much? In my personal opinion, I'd that by the time Yahiko's really badass at age 16, he and Misao are pretty much equal? Orrr something.

To be honest, I'd say it's an equal combination of all three of those. As much as I love RK, I really hate how some of the male antagonists are better developed than the female leads. It's just. What.
noteaforre: (Rose » Wisdom I've misplaced)

[personal profile] noteaforre 2009-06-14 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahhhhhh sorry for the late reply! I actually had something all written out, but my word processor ate it. And then life ate me. But, I'm back now! TL;DR is perfectly acceptable and is actually encouraged, despite the fact that I could never hope to match it. Somehow, I'm just not that good at focusing on one topic and writing a lot about it (which is why I roleplay more than write fic.)

At any rate, I absolutely agree with you. I'd have really liked to see some of the female leads develop as individuals, rather than just as foils for the men. There was so much potential and room for development in Misao's relationship with Kaoru, but did we get to see of it? Hardly. THEY HAVE A LIFE OUTSIDE OF THE GUYS. Please to be showing it to us, Watsuki. How independent must Kaoru have been, to continue to run her dojo like that before meeting Kenshin? And then there's Misao, running all across Japan -- again, on her own. Granted, she was looking for Aoshi, but she stood on her own two feet and nflkasmfl. I dunno. "My Angel Misao" would have been an awesome episode if three quarters of it hadn't been filled with, as you said, the girls talking about their men and/or how to be more attractive for men. I can forgive Sanosuke and Yahiko for derping around everywhere, since… idk. I had a reason lined up, but I just lost it.

I'm actually a fan of the anime, too. Kind of. Most of the fillers I could've lived without, up to and including most of the third season, but on the whole I enjoyed it. Would've killed for them to animate Kenshin's past and the Jinchuu stuff, but I'll take what I can get, I suppose. If only some of the stuff (both in the manga and the anime) hadn't been so two dimensional, etc…

Eh, I guess it's just another reason why I love fanwork. It's a nice chance to explore without all the genre constraints, when it's actually done well.