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Friday, 14 December 2012 05:26 pm
teakay: (Im Yong Su poses in his sleep)
Took my final-final exam for my AS in Accounting yesterday (unless of course I flunked it, which is not quite as unlikely as I'd like) and am working Craigslist into my daily routine. Intending to send out fleets of resumes, or perhaps solitary boats depending on how many fall into the Experience Paradox.

In recent weeks, finally started playing the Neverwinter Nights 2 package I got in a Steam sale. Nearing endgame of Storm of Zehir. Played a little bit of the original campaign with a half-drow sorcerer, then started over with a full-drow favored soul. Recently learned that the half-drow option was introduced in the expansion, which explains why now I'm finally getting dialogue like "AAAHHH DROW oh wait it's just you." I don't know how long I'll be chugging along on that. Judging from spoilers, the endings of both the original and Mask of the Betrayer do not sound like ones I'd be particularly eager to see.

In somewhat related news: paged through old debate between posts of a Let's Play on the ethics of the Wall of the Faithless. One particular poster kept insisting that Realmsian atheists were idiots who deserved to dissipate in agony and Super Overgod Ao made the rules so you're not allowed to say the rules are rubbish. Then it came out that they're one of those religious types who thinks about the same thing of real life atheists. Yeah, well, screw you too.
teakay: (I triumphed unfairly most fairly!)
Someone on norsekink exploded at some of my favorite twisty-tropes and summarily forbade argument, which seems a little like screaming condemnation in the middle of a square and expecting nobody to say a word about it. In respect to their wishes, I will passively-aggressively have a little explosion of BIASED FUCKING VENTING over here instead.

-I wanted to like Sif in the film, but my respect for her plummeted when she promptly dismissed "A guy who brains people with his giant hammer because they called him a name and charges off starting wars is not the guy you want in charge and maybe he could use a goddamn timeout" as OH LOKI'S JUST JEALOUS.

-No comment on Odin's overall "A+ parenting," but he definitely flunks the course on Things Not To Say To Your Unstable Kid When Suicide Is One Open Hand Away.

-When faced with a story of three children who are hated for their appearance and preemptively exiled and/or life-sentenced because of what they haven't even tried to do yet, in this day and age it is perfectly reasonable to suppose they weren't as evil as all that.
teakay: (Default)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] darkspirited1 at SIGNAL BOOST: SAY YES TO GAY YA
This comes from an article by [livejournal.com profile] rachelmanija entitled, Say Yes to Gay YA.
(click the link for the full article)


Our novel Stranger has five viewpoint characters; one, Yuki Nakamura, is
gay and has a boyfriend. Yuki's romance, like the heterosexual ones in
the novel, involves nothing more explicit than kissing.

An agent from a major agency, one which represents a bestselling YA novel in the same genre as ours, called us.

The agent offered to sign us on the condition that we make the gay
character straight, or else remove his viewpoint and all references to
his sexual orientation.


This isn't about that specific agent; we'd gotten other rewrite requests before this one. Previous agents had also offered to take a second look if we did rewrites… including cutting the viewpoint of Yuki, the gay character.


It's time to stand up and demand change. Spread the word everywhere if you are just as angry and outraged by this.

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Friday, 9 September 2011 02:39 pm
teakay: (Delita Horoscope)
Latest nostalgic timesink: Final Fantasy Tactics. Playing the retranslated PSP version this time. Sometimes it comes across as trying too hard, or fixing what ain't broke (i.e. gratuitously retranslating Rafa and Malak - what, did Bioware threaten to sue?) but that's sometimes, and I hardly even notice the lag anymore. Also, WIEGRAAAF.

And because I have nothing more productive to do with my time, I've been brooding over Harry Potter - the aggregate, from the base canon to Word of God to fandom. As I ride on my bike at the end of Dark Knight there's a few plot points that just don't feel right )

Would that I were famous enough to have my writing so dissected. And rich. Rich would be nice.

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Friday, 6 May 2011 02:32 pm
teakay: (Ice Dance)
Hello all! One paper left and then I'm FREEEEE to join the daily grind and/or mooch off my parents while Finding Myself and finally getting that driver's license. All my honor cords etc. have arrived in the mail - history society, English society, Phi Beta Kappa - and I think I'll look pretty pimp at commencement. Why yes, I am bragging, why do you ask?

Next New Vegas DLC is scheduled to come out right after graduation. Sounds like ideal kick-back-and-relax opportunity seeing as my parents declined to bankroll the cruise in the Baltic until I get a job. Joshua Graham, yay! I just hope they won't confiscate the Courier's stuff all over again, otherwise what was the point in hoarding all those tobacco chews and skill magazines?

VtM for the year wrapped up. Stuart's night in the limelight ended with a Gangrel buddy making an Abomination of a dying young werewolf we met in a bar, who we planned to hug and love and call Seras Victoria. Gave the people staying for the next campaign my out-of-school email so I may be able to hear about the gory results when things start up again. The Storyteller accepted the offering of my character sheet, so I hope he may live on as an NPC, wallflowering for many nights more until the werewolf eats him.

Lurking at recent internet trainwreck on [livejournal.com profile] sf_drama with great fascination. Earliest memory of the subject under scrutiny is when they were in my fanficrant years ago, laughing at someone who argued that Tsugumi Ohba might well be a woman seeing as they presented themselves as such. All "lol you and your queer theory." Either I am a grudge-holder extraordinaire or I am an elephant (a non-Republican elephant, for the record). You decide.
teakay: (Stressed Taiwan)
In case anyone is polling the Internets.

Some of it I found quite funny in its own way - "They had all become assholes!" "Where do you think they get extra-virgin olive oil?" "Dumbledora the Explorer!" "Woof!" "Your boyfriend or girlfriend or gender-neutral chibithing," etc.

Some of it got a kind of uneasy snicker - America's transition from "You can back me up" to "You can be the cannon fodder," Ukraine the juvenile megalomaniac, ETA: Lithuania's rant on Russification, etc.

Some of it I found... rather appalling - i.e. gratuitous Nazi references that A) are out-of-character and B) make no sense. Also France and England's Manipulation Activities, which were already pretty questionable in the original, become horrifying when one of the rumors they decide to spread about Germany is specified as being about the Holocaust. I am loath to shell out for a DVD with that on it.

So I guess what I'm saying is, I wish I could say I hate it top to bottom. I suppose at least my wallet's relieved.

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Thursday, 5 August 2010 10:18 am
teakay: (Im Yong Su poses in his sleep)
Oh hell yes.

Keeping my fingers crossed!

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Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:04 pm
teakay: (Cyric the Mad)
Well, back at home, unwinding, doing my summer reading for the senior seminar in the fall, waiting for grades to come in, etc. I've finally started chugging away (knocking wood) on a long-planned and abortively drafted World of Darkness/Werewolf historical fic which can be summed up as "Poke the Silver Fang: Hapless Lost Cub in Red Army Edition." All my research-paper-researching on the Winter War has further use.

And if you remember or care about the boggling quote on Hetalia from the last entry re: Soviet POW happy fun times, well, today I was browsing the main comm and came across a translation of a similarly-boggling deleted strip, in which Russia browbeats Germany into making the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and divvying up Poland.

Let me put it this way: There's not talking about certain subjects so as to keep things light, and then there's talking about it and screwing it up.

... at least it was a deleted strip, so chances are he realized the screwup.

The more I think about it, the more Unfortunate Implications there seem to be in Germany being just abnormally strict (and not at all sure about his boss) while Russia's a nutbar who threatens other anthropomorphic personifications with Siberia.

Coming up for air

Tuesday, 27 April 2010 10:48 pm
teakay: (Stressed Taiwan)
For another semester, I have conquered the temptation to do the presentation for my history research paper with the help of homebrewed Hetalia comics. It helps that my drawing remains generally primitive.

Cut for my tasteless sense of humor )

In related old-news, which particularly jumped out at me because of aforementioned history courses, I was Googling about and found an article on Hetalia that included a translation from a Japanese blog:

I read the Hetalia people are talking about. The relationship between characters personifying different countries was pretty amusing.
Good-for-nothing Italy that can think about nothing but good food. The Soviet Union, happy to be Germany`s prisoner.


*record scratch*

Not sure whether I should be exclaiming "Dear Lord, translator!" "Dear Lord, blogger!" or, which I'm most afraid of since I haven't read all the strips, "Dear Lord, Himaruya!"
teakay: (Annoyed Colt)
Dear Amazon.com,

Must you inconvenience my semi-conscientious and cheapskate lifestyle through your homophobic shenanigans? Please come to your senses, and soon.
teakay: (Propositions)
So, just barely yesterday (ETA: By the time I finished this post, anyhow), I picked up a package full of candy etc. mailed from home, saw a nice chunk of extra $ (also from home) in the process of being transferred to my bank account, finally ordered myself the newest Death Note DVD, went out for lunch, and saw the V for Vendetta movie courtesy of the college libertarians.

One major down note, namely the passage of Proposition 8 (and its siblings in other states). At least the margin's closer this time than it was with the last one, though close-minded me has a hard time imagining how much of an argument one could reasonably have over this issue. As long as I can remember, I've taken the right to rights as a given. It's disconcerting being reminded how many people disagree.

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