szzzt: Ash flips Eiji the bird. But Eiji got there first. (that one)
Saw "Prince of Persia" the other day. A disappointment. I already know, from Robin Hood, that kohl-wearing bald people are evil. In fact, the whole time I was thinking: I really want to read Outlands now. I want to leave this theater and read Outlands instead. And then I was thinking, Ryou is right over there, with that turban, with his face turned. And then I just mentally replaced whoever was talking to Darius Dustan with Leyam, and it turned out pretty well! The court of the King of Assyria took a liking to the saffron-robed man of great awesomeness and many knives, and after a few prayers to Hygeaia he embarked on a long and distinguished career with the Hounds.

The previews, on the other hand, were like awesome ladled with awesomesauce. Avatar? Check! It becomes clearer and clearer that the movie is probably a distilled Season 1, which means not Aang and not Zuko but Sokka gets to do all the heroic things like having and losing the multiple girls. But the Blue Spirit was there. The BLUE SPIRIT WAS THERE!! FIGHTING! If only I had clearly distinguished an Iroh, perhaps drinking tea, my life would be complete.

Also, there was a Scott Pilgrim movie preview! There were seven evil exes! Hey, if there is someday going to be a comic-book-based movie that is good, this might be it. And I must say I REALLY LIKE the idea of making movies of indie comics, because Strangers in Paradise has room for many many movies, not to mention ELFQUEST. ELFQUEST.

Lessee.. there was a Tron movie, where clearly the mainframe has found 4ch and Bad Things have happened... and even the Eclipse preview inspired me with a semi-desire to go see it. Who can say no to beautiful taiga surroundings containing wolves the size of Volkswagens happily munching Seattleite vamps, compostable cappuccino cups still clutched in their cold hands? It's hard! It's like every single preview was for the kind of movie I like to see. America must be in need of some escapism or somethings. Excellent.

In other news, the tab containing The Arrangement, Epilogue Part II, has been rewound baaack to The Arrangement, Chapter 1, Part 1. Oh yes. Last time, I didn't skim any of the Breaking Storm chapters either. I swear, I am going to have this fic memorized in a couple years.

Ergh

Feb. 5th, 2010 12:30 am
szzzt: Ash flips Eiji the bird. But Eiji got there first. (that one)
When I come home, why can't I be stricken with the compulsion to write happy stories? Instead of the one I'm writing, which is like distilled ow, and which keeps getting longer? Or even to finish anything before I start something else?

*Prods ow story, which is still there, sullen and squicky and sort of breathtaking, just as it has been there awaiting writing every time it was prodded this last...entire...week and a half. God, it feels like thirty years.*

This story started after I got up from pretty wrenching dreams on a Sunday, started writing, kept writing, and managed to snatch a whole three hours of sleep before I had to stop writing for work -- Work?! What is this? I have to stop?! -- where it writhed under my skin all day and I was nonetheless elated. Apparently I wrote 4200 words that day and morning.

And it hasn't gone away. I'm used to stories flaring and burning out. This one is still there. I've managed to drag myself a little closer back to normal human mindset and even do some other things that aren't writing this stupid story, but it's there, and if I listen, more of it comes out. Un-fricking-believable. A new experience for me.

I'd be happier, I guess, if it was less disturbing than that essay I wrote in junior year in Iago-voice after we read Othello, explaining that he'd done it because he loved Othello and Desdemona so much. I think of that sometimes and wonder what the teacher made of it. I was a bit flustered, turning it in, but not ashamed...because I knew it was good.

Yeah well, this story, I dunno if it will get finished since the damn thing keeps getting longer and I persist in trying to write all parts of it at once... I'm not sure 'cause what do I know, but I think it's good.

Disssssidia

Dec. 2nd, 2009 10:38 pm
szzzt: Naruto crouches, kunai in his mouth, forming a ninja hand sign. (bamf)
I've gotten all the way to the final match of the Ultimate Inward Chaos "arc", or whatever the heck the name of it is in English (I went back to my Japanese copy after being sad at Jecht's voice acting one too many times. And also I was bored of being at lv 30 with everyone and wanted all my lv100 mastered sudden-death matches back!), happily getting Squall killed by Chaos, the real, actual, no kidding, truly this time, strongest final bossity-boss-boss, over and over and over. It is like this youtube vid, only when I go "ffffFFFFFFFFFFFF" it is an actual sound.

Oh Dissidia, how I love thee. If only I could figure out how Jecht's attacks work. And did anyone else dislike Buttz Bartz intensely up until the moment you buy his 2nd skin? The Amano zebra-stripe so-flamboyantly-bad-it's-mahvellous-darling! clothes? Yeah, now I sorta like Buttz Bartz. His outside finally matches his inside.

Oh, it might be fun to do one of the hard arcs with Tidus. Mmmmm. I need to truly grok his dodging attacks. Or Warrior of Light. I need to study more how everyone works in the rebalanced English version too. Mmmmmmmmmmm.
szzzt: Wufei, ready to find the knot and cut it. (wufei)
...That clicking noise?

That's me, finding the first chapter of The Arrangement, by Maldoror.
For the third time.

I don't do that. I don't reread novel-length stories three times in a month and a half! I let them lay for at least a year!
Damn it.

But if you, dear reader, have not yet lost your sanity to this fic which starts with "made of oh, wow," graduates to "made of awesome" and layers on that "made of incredible" as it approaches endgame, then for god's sake don't do what I did and start the Breaking Storm chapters at 2AM when you have to be at work the next day. That is all.

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