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Two days and 14 hours of gameplay later...

I've finally stepped away from the computer. Yes I know, applause. I managed to accidentally give some dodgy guy my signature. Smooth move Shepherd. That's only going to come back to haunt me.

I can't work out how to level up my squad, and since I have no electronics or decryption skills as Shepherd, there are all these unopened boxes all over the place that I don't have the hacking skills to open. IT'S SO FRUSTRATING.

Also frustrating, the way Kaiden was totally shooting me down previously. But it's cool. We're flirting now. I figured I'd end up going for the gay option but NOPE. I like Kaiden.

Other than that. Still not quite got the handle on combat, but since I'm playing on easy setting, it's not a massive disadvantage, and I'm here for the plot, not the fighting anyway.

I love all the zipping around the galaxy and checking out new worlds. Don't so much love running all over the ship and the lifts (though yes, the lift talk/awkward silences are lols). I wish games routinely gave characters teleportation devices. Or at least let me jump? WHY CAN'T I JUMP. I usually jump places when I have to cover long distances, I don't know if it makes me cover ground any faster, but at least it gives me something to do with my fingers.

Anyway. Yes, much enjoyment... DON'T SPOIL ME.

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P.S WHERE IS THE THORIAN MIND CONTROL TENTACLE SEX POLLEN KINK? What the hell internet. You failed me. I'm so disappointed in you.

LOOPER!!

Oct. 18th, 2012 12:53 am
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 OH MY GOD, GUYS. OHMYGOD.

Not at all the silly actioner I was expecting from the trailer and the synopsis. This shit is fucking epic. Even A liked it, and he's like, the queen of Judgey McJudgeyness. Especially for time-travel.

I will never doubt Rian Johnson again. This man is the shit. He's the new Terry Gilliam. Go forth and worship.

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So. They make a helicopter frame and attach a RED EPIC digital camera to it, then test drive it with ninjas

These people, these are cool people.

Only flaw is that the ninja clip has no soundtrack, so feel free to pick your own. I found Polica's 'Violent Games' worked quite well.

Also, fic that worldbuilt on that gorgeous setting, that told us more about the ninjas and the sword and the mysterious woman at the end? I WOULD BE ALL OVER THAT. YES PLEASE, INTERNET, THANK YOU.



Insane discoveries that science can't explain (cracked.com). --Basically an original fic idea generator..



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I have three 'The Sartorial Choices of X' picspams I want to make, I think I need to accept the fact I'm interested in fashion, and solve my awful wardrobe problem.

I'm gonna leave half my clothes here in Spain. I can't take them all home, so away they go. All my trousers are falling apart at the seams anyway. (Literally. I have had THREE SEPARATE PAIRS rip apart while I was wearing them. I TEACH. I OCCASIONALLY FACE THE BOARD. BACK TO THE ROOM. THIS IS GETTING EMBARRASSING.)

When I get home I'm getting rid of as much as I can. I have scads of hand me downs: things my mother has bought me; things my aunts/cousins have given me, plus random shit I buy at Primark because it's cheap and I am weak.

BUT NO MORE! I AM SICK OF BEING A LOSERFACE. I AM GOING TO BE CHIC IF IT FUCKNG KILLS ME.

And honestly, I increasingly love spending time on fashion blogs, even if I barely understand half of what they're on about.

Anyway, I'll chart it here or something, but for now...

Linkification! - Fashion blogs! )
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I don't know by humansrsuperior

OH MY GOD. This is utterly wonderful. The song choice is PERFECT, the use of speaky face is INSPIRED and as a summary of season two it works SO WELL. Seriously, this is the BEST THING EVER. It's all so on the beat and slick and funny yet creepy at the same time and OHMYGOD. I'M DYING. 

Anyone who has ever seen even the tiniest bit of Sherlock has to watch this RIGHT FUCKING NOW.
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Over the past week or so I've been listening to audio books by Anne Bishop and LK Hamilton, (because hearing sex scenes narrated makes me giggle.) I've finally got bored of them -- for all that they're my comfort books, they're not really books that stand up to multiple readings. And so, I did a bit of googling for things in a similar genre. Unfortunately if you type 'fantasy' and 'romance' into google you get a billionty Anita Blake clones. The better ones of which I have already read and the shittier ones I can't face working through.

Does anyone have recs for authors more similar to Anne Bishop? As in not the Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance genre. I'm not looking for a 'spunky strong' heroine with love triangles and alpha male werewolf/vampire/[insert supernatural being here] romantic subplot. Or main plot, even. I'm looking for dark/erotic world-building. The plot and characters are sort of secondary to that, though I would like it to be fem-centric.

Anyway, I ended up finding a few that didn't exactly fit what I was looking for, but seemed interesting nevertheless:

Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody - is okay )


The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear (Books 1 and 2 of The Kingkiller Chronicles) by Patrick Rothfuss - are rather good )


The books I'm not reccing:

Geist by Philippa Ballantine - is boring and badly written )

The Crown Conspiracy by Michael J Sullivan - is formulaic with clunky writing )


Next on my list:

- Thief With No Shadow by Emily Gee. Which is unobtainable by my usual means, but luckily cheap enough secondhand from amazon.
- Charles' Stross Merchant Princes series. Which were, I believe, recced to me previously when I asked for political intrigue.
- Guy Gavriel Kay's Lions of Al-Rassan. Also recced, but I've seen mentioned in various places since.
- The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. Which I've had for a while and never got round to reading, but since I've circled round to fantasy again albeit not high, I might give it a go.




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