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: (comparison)
From [livejournal.com profile] bookelfe:

Go look at your blog. Find the last fandom-related thing you posted. The characters in that post are now your team-mates in the zombie apocalypse. How in trouble are you?

Well, now, let's see. My last fandomy post... was my very last post. In which I specifically mentioned Felix (and "even... the alternate Felixes"), Kain, Rose, Fluttershy, Applejack, Spock, and Karis. So let's look at the rundown.

Not bad, looks like. )
kd7sov: (crit fail)
I've been playing the Ace Attorney video games recently.

I enjoy them, I really do. It's just... I keep wanting to smack the entire legal system involved.

I mean... )
kd7sov: (Default)
Well. A week has passed since I last posted, and quite a week it's been.

I got Dark Dawn, and am pleased with it. Not pleased enough with aspects of the worldbuilding to retcon my millicanon enough to fit, but I enjoy the game. Now I'm debating whether to cultivate a particular proto-headvoice for Milliways or give Felix opportunity to meet her.

Thursday, though, was pretty bad. I spent most of the day in bed, throwing up. The next three-four days were spent with a throat full of sore, a head full of stuffed, and ears full of ache. Monday was borderline, and Tuesday I felt well enough to resume life.

Unfortunately, Tuesday was prone to network and scheduling problems. And ljlogin becoming broken, for no good reason I can find. So now I am finally able to return to my internets, catch up on my flist, and so on. This afternoon I think I'll EP with some advance setup for a Dark Dawn-inspired plot.

In the meantime, have a meme.

Ask me about any character, and I will tell you some combination of:

a) five facts about them from my personal fanon
b) two reasons they're amazing
c) five things I'd like to see happen to them
d) three people I might ship them with and why
or
e) if I don't know them, I will make something up

Obviously, characters you know I know are best, but I doubt there are many of those; as long as you avoid non-Ghibli anime and manga, I should be able to do at least e) above.
kd7sov: (maaaaagic cat)
From [livejournal.com profile] ceitfianna: Comment and I'll pick six interests of yours, which you then have to describe!

Fi picked:

These six. )

If asked, I could ramble on about Avalon Code for considerably more time, but it wouldn't be long before the discussion dissolved into spoilery stuff or disjointed musings about characterization and worldbuilding.
kd7sov: (final fantasy 6)
[livejournal.com profile] ceitfianna asked about my top five video game characters. So, without further ado...

I choose you! )
kd7sov: (temple)
Wow. Several greatnesses today.

First, my brother [livejournal.com profile] mikethecelloist has returned! After two years away, he's back!

Second, an Avatar sequel has officially been announced. "The Legend of Korra" is set to premiere sometime next year. Indications are that it will have much the same creative team, art style, and continuity as the Gaang's show.

Also, it appears EA is making a Spore-based online RPG. I know little about it so far, but the trailer's pretty neat.
kd7sov: (glory)
So. My replacement computer has arrived. It's got a 10key thing to the side, which will take some getting used to, at least as far as navigation goes. It's a day later than I expected, but it seems to be functional. It's more black than I'd have chosen, though.

I'm not entirely pleased with Windows 7. I had a system, with my Vista machine, that won't work quite right with 7's peculiarities. If any readers happen to know how to fiddle with the taskbar settings, I'd appreciate some help.

In other news... GOLDEN SUN: DARK DAWN!

Yes, day 378 the title is released. My suspicion is that they were going for Dark Sunrise - so that the initials would be DS - and missed. Perhaps there was an error in translation, perhaps someone said "No, that's stupid"... who knows? At any rate, there's an additional trailer, several screenshots - and an outline of the premise, along with the names and official portraits of the three characters (Matthew, Karis, and Terrell. I might continue to think of them as David, Emma, and Garetclone.).

Holiday 2010 is the listed release date.
kd7sov: (young wizards)
Tuesday of next week will be the Day.

I have managed to get representatives of Hewlett-Packard Company to send a replacement for my computer. A box in which to send back my current computer should arrive within 3-4 days, and once FedEx (probably) registers it as picked up the replacement will be shipped, with an expected travel time of another 3-4 days. So, by the fifteenth (eight days from now) I should have my new computer.

Also, next Tuesday is the first day of Electronic Entertainment Exposition 2010, and the day on which Nintendo gives its E3 press conference. If there is to be any information on Golden Sun DS, any at all, something more substantial than the dozen screenshots we have will be presented or otherwise made available on the fifteenth.

So. Big day next week.
kd7sov: (Default)
As reported on the Golden Sun fansite Golden Sun Syndicate, Nintendo's annual report lists Golden Sun DS as a 2010 release (at least in America). This? Is not news. This hasn't been news since about four seconds after the initial announcement started.

What might be news is the confirmation that it probably won't be released as "Golden Sun DS". No information is offered as to what might replace that title, but it's more than we've had in over 335 days.

I just want something. A character name, a release date, an image of the fourth party member, an indication of who reappears...
kd7sov: (avatar)
Y'know what I think would be a really neat crossover fanfic idea?

Sokka somehow ends up in Hyrule, where he stumbles across a dying Link. He must take up the mantle of the Hero of [game topic] and defeat Ganon(dorf). Winning the love of the princess optional.

Think about it. He's already really good at two of Link's most famous things - the [special] Sword and the Boomerang.

...

Mar. 20th, 2010 07:08 pm
kd7sov: (hope)
Hm. I was in Target yesterday and noticed something.

Spore, the base game, was about $30. Spore: Galactic Adventures, the expansion, was $20. Three spaces further along I noticed Fallout Trilogy, a compilation of all three Fallout games, for $15.

I wonder whether that says more about the publishers or about how much software prices have changed in the last 13 years (since Fallout was first released).
kd7sov: (Felix)
You see, Camelot? This is the way to do it. Be all teasery, yes, but do it right. And then, most importantly, follow it up with an actual announcement: dates, characters, plot, and so on. Not "Hey, this thing you've been pestering us about for six years, and we haven't said anything? Yeah, it's coming up. Here's a half-dozen screenshots, a poster, and the word 'descendents', and that's all you're getting for the next TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY-EIGHT DAYS and likely beyond."

*shakes head*

As an aside, I may very well freak out if Portal 2 and GS 3 happen to have the same release date.

Grump 2.

Jan. 18th, 2010 11:36 am
kd7sov: (Felix)
Arglefraster! Camelot, what's wrong with you?

Okay, a few days ago I posted about an update on the new Golden Sun. Apparently some people have their copies of the magazine already, and have posted scans. The news is disappointing, to say the least.

What it says amounts to "We've been waiting years for this, and here it is! But all they'll tell us is that we're supposed to get it this year."

From the discussions on some of the fansites, it seems this is fairly consistent with how Camelot, the company behind Golden Sun, deals with their fans: by not telling them anything. Apparently back when they were publicizing the first one, they didn't mention Ivan (the third party member) for quite a long time.

*sigh* Day number two hundred thirty.

...How long has my journal title been misspelled?
kd7sov: (Felix)
And I know they'll appear,
For there are rules and there are strictures;
I believe the press release they gave
Way back in June,
And real soon
They'll release
Something more than just those pictures.
It won't be long now (I've said before)...
Day number two hundred twenty-four.

I know it's today.
I know it's today!

---

Well, not actually today. But close. It's not vaporware!

So, yes. Finally, finally, there's some news. As I... apparently didn't post back then, Golden Sun DS was announced at E3 2009. Since then there has been only very little information, all within the first week of June - the poster image of the three known protagonists, and that they're descendants of the prior GS people - and absolutely nothing else.

But now, Nintendo Power has apparently released their table of contents for the February 2010 issue, and GSDS is listed. Yes, it shares its page with two other games, but odds are, at this point, there'll be something. Names, dates, backstory... Something I can use to self-justify pre-ordering.

It's for things like this that I have three separate Golden Sun sites in my daily website check.
kd7sov: (myself)
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

A- )

Also, it has a very awesome TV commercial.
kd7sov: (Default)
As prompted by [livejournal.com profile] ceitfianna, the Words Meme. Comment with the word "words", and I'll give you five words to write about.

Here are the words I was given. This will likely get rather long. )
kd7sov: (Default)
This could get a little long. )

It's quite interesting to notice which journals I recognize on which interest lists, and where from. It's particularly interesting to see which people share several of my interests without my having encountered them anywhere on LJ.

One of these days I want to find out what sorting algorithm LJ uses for the entries on the interest lists.

...

Nov. 4th, 2009 12:10 pm
kd7sov: (Kain)
Okay, what is it about Final Fantasy 7?

It's one thing at Milliways, where three of the five Final Fantasy characters on the cast list are from some variation of 7. (Although, unless someone else apps an FF character this month, that will shortly be three of six. Rejoice, for I have finally sent in my Kain app!) There, at least, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of other canons to play around with.

But I'm also in another game, at [livejournal.com profile] piecesofworlds. There are, apart from modly NPCs, ten characters there: two OCs, my Felix, a Sora, two characters from canons I've never heard of - one of whom has yet to post or comment - and four characters from four different points on the FF7 timeline. (Sephiroth, Vincent, Cloud, and Tifa, in the order they showed up; I have no idea how the canon timeline is laid out.) I recognize that most of the muns involved seem to know each other from outside the game, but it still seems a bit excessive to have nearly half of the characters coming from a single canon.

Maybe I should stick Don Quixote in there. He'd certainly stir things up.

Wheeeeee.

Oct. 16th, 2009 12:01 pm
kd7sov: (brains)
Congratulations, Milliways, you can mark another notch under my name. It wasn't direct, immediate impetus this time, but once again you've contributed to my investigating a canon.

This time, it's Professor Layton and the Curious Village. I picked it up yesterday and I am quite enthralled. I don't feel like I'm very far into it yet, although I've encountered more than half of the "mysteries", but it has grabbed me like only Zelda has previously.

The graphics are charming, the voices and music extraordinary, and the puzzles...

It's really very interesting to see which types of puzzles come particularly easy to me. The math ones, of course; I was expecting that. What's more interesting is that I'm quite good at the odd-one-out ones. As I predicted, the only one that's thoroughly stumped me so far is a slider puzzle (107, in case you're curious).

Five out of five, thus far. Good show, Level 5.

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