Oct. 4th, 2012 12:01 pm
kd7sov: (Default)
I really need to keep better control of my inputs and thought, and the collision thereof.

Also my computer is not helping.

So. A while ago, I started up this Sims game with the intention of getting a Felix and a Sheba together, preferably without the enormous tragedy that seems to happen whenever I try to fic that relationship.

More recently, I have been reading logs of various people's Sims Legacy Challenges (and variants). Given that the Legacy Challenge involves getting a family through several generations, these often involve proposals and marriages. And some of the writers are rather good at evoking emotion.

The last few days, I have also been trying to get an OOM written. It's from canon; specifically, the scene at the end of the first game where Felix is attempting to rescue Sheba on top of Venus Lighthouse.

So these have been colliding into periods of DO WANT, although I'm determined that certain things in the Sims game happen in a certain order. In particular, Sheba is not allowed to grow up just yet.

And then just now my computer decided to switch to this as its wallpaper. As I said, not helping.


Aug. 28th, 2012 05:19 pm
kd7sov: (hit in the face with a rock)
Oh, Brain.

Okay. So. Here's me, thinking about my Golden Sun Sims stuff. And it occurs to me that I ought to fold the laundry, so I go do that. I typically have my mp3 player on when I do the laundry. And today my sister was watching Serendipity in the next room at the same time.

Now. One of the major things I'm trying to do, in Sims, is to get Felix and Sheba to end up together without either of them dying or getting grievously injured or running off to wander the world in depression. So some of this is running through my head while I'm getting occasional glimpses of a romance movie - which I didn't actually like, what I saw of it, but that's beside the point. And the music on my player is from The Scarlet Pimpernel.

I believe I've mentioned a few times that my Felix headvoice, in some manners of speaking, handles incoming music. What I don't know that I've mentioned very much is that, for a long time, I was considering doing a Felix plot at Milliways based on Scarlet Pimpernel. So some of the songs, particularly Only Love, She Was There, and You Are My Home, are particularly associated with the Felix/Sheba ship. (Yes, I'm well aware that You Are My Home is sung by a pair of siblings. It has nevertheless always sounded like a romance song to me.)

So there I am, being bombarded three ways with roughly the same thing. I think I need a break; anyone willing to brainsit for me?


May. 16th, 2012 05:06 pm
kd7sov: (avatar)
I don't even know. This brain of mine...

Okay, so. I recently did a big reread of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality )

More recently - including a few minutes ago, as I type this - I am also rereading an Avatar fic called Embers )

So. Brain being what he is, these two ideas are attempting to merge.

By your powers combined, I am... Avatar: The Last Logician! )



Jul. 18th, 2011 11:17 pm
kd7sov: (comparison)
Experiencing alignment issues, please stand by...

Because I feel like it. )


Oh, Brain.

Jun. 9th, 2011 07:55 pm
kd7sov: (mlp)
As some of you may recall, some time ago I did a thing linking up Harry Potter characters with the Signs from The Dark is Rising.

It appears that Brain has decided I must do the same thing to another set of six characters.

When the Mare comes rising, six shall turn her back... )

Incidentally, I have no idea what to do with the "Three from the circle, three from the track" part. All six are female, there are two of each race... maybe something to do with the fact that three of them have manes and tails in colors vaguely similar to their coats?


May. 31st, 2011 12:36 pm
kd7sov: (hit in the face with a rock)
In response to [ profile] leeshajoy's response to the Millways App-this-plz thing the other day, on top of a variety of other influences, I have begun watching My Little Pony.

It's pretty fun. It's not Avatar, but not everything can be - and Avatar itself didn't really hit its stride until it was several episodes in.

It is... very interesting, though, to watch episodes of that in between listening to songs from the Phoenix Wright Musical Project. Such different tones.
kd7sov: (Default)
My little sister has been making a plush version of Toothless, from How to Train Your Dragon. She finished it last night, and this morning I took a few pictures.

I have become convinced that Brain is taunting me. It started innocuously enough a few months ago, when I sort of started idly statting out Felix for Homestuck. All was fine for a while, until... someone posted this to one of the Golden Sun groups on deviantArt. Buried in there is a snippet that changes (inner) worlds: "[S] Ivan: Do the windy thing" Immediately, Brain started in on the parallels, and before long had decided that I needed to set up all sixteen party members from the Golden Sun games for Sburb sessions. Soon I had set up a spreadsheet with all the HS kids and trolls, their colors, titles, lands, and so on, and started in on the Sunnites. Now Brain has decided that I ought to set up Himi - the last person to join in Dark Dawn - as being related to Mary, from Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town. Due to the rather twisted way Brain works, this would make her a one-person four-way crossover. (Because, you see, Mary entered the picture as another potential ship for the version of Felix in the Young Wizards 'verse, after I decided it would be too much trouble to make Sheba work both as a similarly-transplanted character and as a love interest for this Felix.)

And, as long as I'm here, [ profile] ceitfianna has presented me with questions from the Interview Meme:

→ Leave a comment saying you want to be interviewed.
→ I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
→ Update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
→ Include this explanation.
→ Ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

Here's what she asked! )
kd7sov: (comparison)
I have recently been linked to the Felicia Day song "Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?". Despite the huge following of stuff from Runescape and WOW that's been set to it, there's one notable lacuna.

Considering the sheer number of ATLA music videos, and the immense shipflail that's been going on continuously since the first episode aired, it's actually a little bizarre that the internet appears to contain only one combination of these concepts - in the form of a reference to the song, in a comment to the Last Airbender superbowl ad, postulating a director's cameo.

It would likely be brain-breaky to make or watch, but what internet person would let that stop them?


Mar. 18th, 2010 07:57 pm
kd7sov: (hide)
Brain, one thing at a time! I don't need yet another - this time completely gratuitous - Ghibli/ATLA crossover in the middle of plotting out a Ghibli/GS crossover.


In other words, no, Pazu's town isn't built on the ruins of Ba Sing Se. Not this time.


Jan. 25th, 2010 05:27 am
kd7sov: (glasses)
It all started with the Milliways Haiti Charity Auction, when - out of the blue - I decided to request a picture of Felix and Toph. Brain decided to take this and run with it.

Now he's got me wanting to make a whole set of these crossover pictures - Mia meeting Katara, Jenna meeting Azula, Isaac meeting Bumi, and so on. (We're not really sure who to send Kraden at, but as I'm about to demonstrate, that's fairly minor.) Then I started getting into non-party-member Golden Sun characters, and things got... weird.

The original idea was to pair people up with somewhat-equivalent people of the same element. Unfortunately, Golden Sun has a lot more air-manipulators than AtLA, especially if you include all the werewolves and possibly the Shamans. So at some point I started wondering what to do with Master Hama. Not too bad at first - she seemed ripe for a fruit-pie ambush from a pre-dead Gyatso - but then Brain latched on to something I've been trying to repress.

You see, the third season of Avatar has a character also named Hama )

Ah, well. Now I just need to learn to draw, and particularly to draw the Avatar characters on-model. (For some reason seeing other people's Avatar fanart with off-model characters perturbs me unusually much.)

(How, how do I have an "avatar tla" tag and a "codex alera" tag, but no "golden sun" tag? How did I feel the need for those others but get by without the last?)
kd7sov: (errantry)
Or at least that's what we're saying.

You see, she made this entry, mentioning that her cat had taken her Yellow Lantern Ring. Someone commented with a link to a scan of a cat with a Red Lantern Ring. So, naturally, I went on a wikibinge to see what they'd done to the GL cosmology since the last time I looked (around when they made the first Pink Purple Lantern). I feel that their "emotional spectrum" system is fundamentally flawed - in particular, the "emotion" that started it is no emotion by any definition I've ever heard; also, where do you fit things like sadness or annoyance?

Anyway, on my way home today Brain was running through tangents' tangents' tangents, and wanted an analogy for the way I see rap. You can guess, from the previous paragraph, what sort of comparison I drew. (In case I misjudge you, the answer is the Black Rings.) A few minutes later it occurred to me that I can name songs that more-or-less fit each of the colors. Then it branched out from songs to Star Trek species, and then...

Well. You get the idea. So I blame Kip.
kd7sov: (brains)
So. On Friday, [ profile] camwyn put up a DE of "what would have made your character turn out evil", so I sketched out a sequence of events leading up to evil!Felix, whom I think of as Apocalix (apocalyptic Felix - not strictly accurate, but I like the flow of it).

Fast-forward to last night. Something happened, I don't know what, but I now have Apocalix monologuing in my head.

What's actually really interesting is this: Baseline Felix would never monologue. He's not cut out for it. However, although bits and pieces of Apocalix's speech come from Alex, Zuko, Galbek Hills, Madblood, Muska, and so on, most of it is pure Felix. For instance, "I look to the prism, not the pebble" could easily be said in Zuko's voice patterns, but it's not the sort of metaphor he would think to use.
kd7sov: (hide)
He's been plotting.

It started, as nearly as I can recall, with some idle speculation on what Felix's canonmates would be doing, seven-plus years after their quest. I decided years ago that Isaac and Jenna got married between one and two years post-game.

That's when brain stepped in. )

That's where things get complicated. It's one thing to ask someone to NPC an OC, especially a four-year-old. But I'd want people with some experience and familiarity with the relevant canon for the other two established characters. Based on a series of interest searches and friend links, complicated by the fact that there are apparently a number of current or former Golden Sun RP accounts with no listed interests, there are more Golden Sun character journals than I thought, but nothing like (for instance) Harry Potter or Lost journals.

And, if Felix makes a slip of the tongue as Brain suggested and has to show Milliways to the others, a Milliways Jenna-mun would be absolutely required. Sigh.

*points* That pair of tags seems to go together more often than any other combination.


Mar. 23rd, 2009 09:05 pm
kd7sov: (explode)
Tonight's Heroes )
kd7sov: (brains)
Dear brain:

Who was that? Oh, don't give me that look. You know who I mean. That headvoice that dictated the last three or four entries. Who was it?

Dear brain:

No, Will and Bran can't go to Fionavar. Nor can Merriman. It's not going to happen.

Dear brain:

No. One cannot travel between Valinor and Fionavar. Don't you think Rakoth would have tried to enlist Melkor by now if it were possible?

So, yes, aside from odd military posts, I've been reading the Fionavar Tapestry, and partway through The Wandering Fire the resonances with Silver on the Tree got a bit too built up. And then Jennifer mentions something about the third not being there, and I start to wonder if she's talking about Mordred, except I can't remember his name, so what should float up but "Morgoth"?

Also, I want to shake Jennifer and say that "can't try for light because it might invite darkness" is not a valid argument. If you're not climbing, you're falling; give yourself a chance at light, rather than the certainty of darkness.
kd7sov: (hope)
(The Christmas report will wait until tomorrow, as I've got a set of grandparents coming tonight and bringing their presents with them.)

Last night I went and saw National Treasure 2. I do have one major question, ) but that's not what I'm here to post about. You see, before the movie started there was a feature on "Water Horse", which once I got home set me off. I now have to come up with a taxonomic classification for everything in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as the Runescape bestiary and any other bestiary I can find before this wears off. (Fortunately a sizeable portion of the Runescape bestiary consists of Homo Sapiens Nonplayercharacterensis, the human NPCs.)

I daresay I'll need a Latin-English dictionary.
kd7sov: (brains)
This could get a little rambly, but bear with me.

As some of you may be aware, I once played Felix from Golden Sun, [ profile] venusadept_2, at [ profile] milliways_bar. As you are probably not aware, I want to bring him back. (I always seem to decide this just after apps close, which is probably good as I'll soon have next to no available time or brainspace.)

I am also subject to short-term obsessions. These are usually for video or computer games, and tend to last a week or so. Runescape is the only game I recall having multiple occurrences of this for. I thought the weirdest instance happened beginning in January, when Final Fantasy X took over my brain for some three or four months after reading something at [ profile] milliways_bar, only to end when I transfered the obsession to Puzzle Pirates and Heroes, both of which behaved normally thereafter. However, see below.

Practically ever since I had to give Felix up I've had a plot for him in my brain, involving the soundtrack of the Scarlet Pimpernel musical. There would not actually be much correlation with the plot of Scarlet Pimpernel, but.

Recently I loaded Scarlet Pimpernel onto my MP3 player. This awakened the Paragraph 2 obsession with regards to bringing Felix back, as in Paragraph 1.

Now, I recently realized that when I am reading, I usually have sort of a movie running in my brain, but without actually characters - that is, if you ask me to describe a character in a book, I usually can't. There are only brainshapes that fill the roles. This appears to also be the case with text-based roleplaying.

So I've been muttering to myself that I want Felix back, and meanwhile the music behind his plot's playing through my earphones, when the brainshapes twist and quite suddenly I have the sprites from the game in my brain singing the songs as though they were speaking their in-game lines, and they are doing so on backgrounds that generally look like those from the games in style, but don't actually appear. (Except for the one that has the Colosso spectators in the Normal gym from Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire.) So yes, my brain is reworking the Golden Sun images instead of reworking the character images into the already-established Milliways backgrounds.

Bad brain.

Jun. 15th, 2007 08:16 pm
kd7sov: (English)
I didn't really mind so much the Ginny-Weasley-as-Liza-Doolittle thing, although it irked me that you kept switching your Henry Higgins. I've caved in to some of your ideas. But this time I won't.

Let me give it to you straight: You're not allowed to genderbend every character of <i>Phantom of the Opera</i>. I don't care how fun it is to give Phantomness to your Christine-voice. And if you do, you're not allowed to use the same actress for Raoulette and La Phantome.

And you're definitely not allowed to let it spread, especially if it comes to involve Valjean.


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