kd7sov: (hit in the face with a rock)
Well, I think I now understand exactly why Milliways' Warehouse 13 crew went AU.

You see, I've now seen the beginning of Season 4. )

Addendum )
kd7sov: (Default)
Note to self: make sure [personal profile] thekidfrombrooklyn is on the Milliways Priority Interaction list.
kd7sov: (mlp)
I wonder... if I were to change the past so that I started watching My Little Pony now, with no prior knowledge thereof... would I see Pinkie differently?

As it stands, she's essentially the founding member (though not the first, chronologically, even in my experience) of a brain-category that has some relation to the "manic pixie dream girl" trope, but, well... the four foremost members of that category are Ty Lee of A:TLA, Pinkie Pie, Nora Valkyrie of RWBY, and Tess Fontana of Eureka. And the latter two are my current favorite members of their respective casts, whereas Pinkie is pretty near the bottom.

Don't get me wrong, I realize there are substantial differences between the four. And I don't see any way I could prefer Pinkie to Twilight, let alone Fluttershy. But it seems rather odd for the same brain-category of this type to contain both extremes.
kd7sov: (glasses)
Oh, hey, this's still here, isn't it?

Time to post something, I think. How about something along the lines of a meme?

I think I'll call it "six degrees of fandom". Name two canons (using as broad an interpretation of the term as you like), and I'll tell you in six steps or less how my headcanon links them. In the interest of fairness, only connections I've come up with before today will be involved.
kd7sov: (The Sigil)
I don't have a Brandon Sanderson icon, maybe I should change that, but this is the next best thing, I think.

Christmas! It was a very Sanderson Christmas. I gave my sister the Mistborn trilogy, she gave me a scarf she made with the Steel Alphabet symbols (the first eight, anyway), my brother gave my dad Warbreaker...

Other things I received: )

Good year, I'd say.
kd7sov: (young wizards)
My brother's been leaving a baseball cap on the couch, so I put it on top of our (still-undecorated) Christmas tree.

It looks pretty good. Maybe I should take a picture and post it.
kd7sov: (la)
As some of you may know, I'm a fan of the Rune Factory series. For those unfamiliar, this is a fantasy-themed spinoff of the Harvest Moon games, which takes the original's farming system and adds Zelda-like combat and a fantastic quest.

As I imagine you're not aware, unless you're really good at putting things together or you're a StE person (and I haven't noticed any of those subscribing to me here), I've recently become a fan of RWBY, Rooster Teeth's new project. Not long ago I wouldn't have imagined I'd be interested in any Rooster Teeth thing, but I digress.

Here's where they come together. )

Just thought I'd share.
kd7sov: (Crossgen)
As some of you have probably heard, I'm attempting to cultivate a Sazed headvoice. This has mostly involved reading and rereading all the Mistborn books over and over.

This post is not about Sazed, per se. But it is about Kelsier, and some things Sazed says about Kelsier, and about Vin, and it is inspired by [personal profile] adiva_calandia's last post. (Though don't worry; there are no Hannibal spoilers here.)

There may be spoilers from some of Mistborn, and maybe other Cosmere books, though. I'm not sure yet where-all this will go. )
kd7sov: (Default)
You know what's weird?

Dreams.

There are, according to our culture, certain "standard" dreams. Flying, falling, being naked in inappropriate places.

I don't remember many of my dreams, but I don't remember ever remembering having one of those. The dreams I remember remembering have much more bizarre topics. Like...
  • The One Where I Tried To Explain What I Meant By "I Am Harry Potter"
  • The One With The Hole In Snowy Ground, That I Couldn't Get Away From
  • The One With Murder And Ponies (though not, I think, murder of or by ponies) On A Lake
  • The One Where Rainbow Dash Raced A Series Of Video Game Characters One-On-One (I'm pretty sure Samus was cheating


And so on. Weird stuff. Dreamlike stuff.
kd7sov: (not my eyes)
I swear, it's a superpower.

It's been years since I tried for a username and found it already taken.

For "me" stuff, that's because I use my callsign, but even for character journals... littleboyof5 and spockambassador (the latter never used) on Livejournal were the only second-choice usernames I remember ever having to use. Meanwhile I've had [personal profile] venusadept_2 and jeanluc_1701 and [personal profile] baron_dragoon and [personal profile] needs_fern and [personal profile] seriallylucky and [personal profile] dalzoon and obstnatearth and [personal profile] lepata and [personal profile] magnetic_hair and even [personal profile] sunshine_celerystalks... I remember once registering nx_74205_a at Runescape...

And I've looked at a number of others without actually making the accounts; ican_fixit (Fix-It Felix Jr.), imgonna_wreckit (Wreck-It Ralph), and directive_classified (EVE) come to mind at the moment, though I know there have been others.

It's just... weird. But I'm willing to use it for good; if you want me to help you pick out a username, and I know the canon, feel free to ask me and I'll tell you the first thing that comes to mind. It should be available.
kd7sov: (light)
Well.

It seems I accidentally a plurk. Not sure it's really my thing, but it seems to serve [community profile] savetheearth in much the same way AIM serves [community profile] milliways_bar. So we'll see.

Of course, now I'm left with the same sort of "what now?" feeling I had when I got a facebook. And plurk doesn't even have Mousehunt.
kd7sov: (lightburst)
Okay, this is fairly disconcerting.

So. You've got me. I don't swear.
You've got Felix. Felix pretty much doesn't swear; in all the time I've played him at Milliways, I can only recall him doing so twice.
Then... you've got [personal profile] seriallylucky. He's slated for [community profile] savetheearth, which has as its premise that people from other universes have been reincarnated into this one, so they're basically human (or mundane animal) OCs based on their old selves who can gradually regain aspects of their previous incarnations. (There's some really fascinating stuff. No one I'm very familiar with except the brand-new Aragorn, but what the players of - particularly - Starscream and Her Imperious Condescension is quite worth watching.) So anyway. Fred here is Felix reincarnated.
And he swears. Bit of a pottymouth, actually; I have no idea where he gets it. I'm not entirely sure I want to app him like this, but I'm also not at all sure how to change him.
kd7sov: (Felix)
You know, sometimes I wonder about my brain.

So I've got Felix, yes? Simple guy, saved the world, all that jazz.
April of 2009, he shows up at [community profile] milliways_bar over on LJ, from three parts of his life.
November of '09, a DE response crosses him over with Young Wizards.
Shortly after this, [personal profile] dalzoon is born, spinning off from that DE and becoming a separate (if quieter) headvoice. His surname is produced by running "Vale" and "son" through an online translator until I found a language where the combination looked like a surname. In Dutch, it did.
May of 2010, I post a picture with Felix in it to my deviantART gallery. Others follow, and "dA Felix" begins to gain presence in my mind. Not a voice, though; as a result of an idle comment about "eloquent body language", I think of drawn!Felix as entirely silent.
Early 2011 (I don't know for sure, but the relevant document was created that January), an attempt at porting the Golden Sun universe into the Homestuck universe produces variants of all the GS party members. [livejournal.com profile] obstnatearth results; his last name, Zoonderdal, was an attempt at rendering Dalzoon into three syllables. I have no idea if "der" would be appropriate. (This Felix's voice has not been very much heard for some time.
March of 2013, I forcibly pull myself out of an RP slump with a dear_mun post. This has the unexpected result of persuading a Sheba to come to Milliways. More relevantly, something about it hits me hard with the RP bug, as I begin investigating other games and even writing apps. One of these games, [community profile] savetheearth, strikes me as a good place to send Felix, but it wants a native version thereof. I toy with the idea of adapting Felix Dalzoon, but decide to go a different route. The result is (or will be, once I put a little more effort into things) [personal profile] seriallylucky, Fred Vandenberg - whose surname is chosen solely because it's vaguely fitting and appears on a list of common Dutch surnames.

So. That's four separate journals, at least eight semi-distinct voices, all for essentially the same character. I blame you, Chanter.

(The best part doesn't even line up with the rest of it. You know one reason I'm glad I didn't try to port [personal profile] dalzoon? His occupation - high-school biology teacher - is already specifically taken by someone else in [community profile] savetheearth. Talk about crazy random happenstance.)
kd7sov: (temple)
They heard His voice,
A voice so mild.
It pierced them through and made their souls to quake.
They saw Him come,
A man in white:
The Savior who had suffered for their sake.
They felt the wounds
In hands and side,
And each could testify:
This is the Christ.

This is the Christ,
The holy Son of God,
Our Savior, Lord, Redeemer of Mankind
This is the Christ,
The healer of our souls,
Who ransomed us with love divine.

I read His words,
The words He prayed
While bearing sorrow in Gethsemane.
I feel His love,
The price He paid;
How many drops of blood were spilled for me?
With saints of old,
In joyful cry,
I too can testify:
This is the Christ!

This is the Christ,
The holy Son of God,
Our Savior, Lord, Redeemer of Mankind
This is the Christ,
The healer of our souls,
Who ransomed us with purest love divine!

Who ransomed us with purest love divine!
kd7sov: (la)
You know what's sometimes really fascinating?

The "More Like This" box deviantART added to the side of picture pages a bit ago.

For instance. This is Ivan. I just saw a fanart of him for which that box featured several instances of the title character of Yotsuba&!. (Who, curiously, does share his daughter Karis' hair color. Is dA promoting crossover ships as backstory...?)

For another instance. Mudshipping, in Golden Sun fandom, is shipping of Isaac with Mia. I just saw a mudshipping fanart for which every picture in that box, except one, was Legend of Zelda fanart. I mean, yes, I can see some resemblance between Isaac and Link, and one of the Hylian goddesses has blue hair, but almost every picture?

I wonder what it looks at. I imagine the artist, and what else the artist has uploaded, plays a part, but clearly that isn't everything.
kd7sov: (mlp)
There is a discussion that periodically comes up, in various forms, at my primary My Little Pony thread. Every so often we get to discussing what is a masculine or feminine trait or activity, and what that does or should mean.

Today, it occurred to me to wonder how that discussion would be different if the people involved were speaking a language with gendered nouns. Arabic, Latin, German, French, Spanish - all the other languages I've studied or had significant exposure to use two or three genders, but not English. And I wonder how that affects this kind of discussion.
kd7sov: (Default)
From [personal profile] leeshajoy:

step 1: put your music player on shuffle.
step 2: post the first line from the first 15 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
step 2a: Skip any instrumentals and songs where the first line is or contains the title.
step 2b: Also where the song is in a foreign language which you can't actually understand well enough to transcribe.
step 3: strike out the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
step 4: looking them up on google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
step 5: if you like the game, post your own.


Caveat: Several of these in fact use the first two lines, on account of I don't like cutting off in the middle of a thought.
Additional warning: Two of these are probably not what you first think they are, even if you know the source material.

Five-six-seven-eight! )
kd7sov: (glory)
O Beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America, America!
God shed His grace on thee!
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O Beautiful for pilgrims' feet
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America, America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control;
Thy liberty in law!

O Beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife!
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America, America!
May God thy gold refine,
'Til all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O Beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years;
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America, America!
God shed His grace on thee!
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
kd7sov: (mlp)
And, on an entirely different note, three days remain. Seventy-two hours.

I think I can get to the pony music on my mp3 player around then without cheating. Les Mis remains, along with Man of La Mancha, but if I have it playing while I make dinner tomorrow it should come out about even.

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