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: (hit in the face with a rock)
Dear Bronydom,

It's not often that Rarity is the pony best suited to voicing my thoughts, but she is now.

The thoughts in question relate to the recent alterations to the episode The Last Roundup. Or more precisely, your reactions thereunto.

Point one. Point two.

Thank you for your time,

Kilo Delta
kd7sov: (hide)
I wonder how many people can legitimately say that the voices in their heads keep them sane?

It's odd to say, I know. But if one's definition of sanity includes understanding and being able to deal with other people, I'd say it's accurate enough for me.

Way back when I started at Milliways, I believed I played Felix basically as myself. This was not entirely true - I played him as somewhere between myself and his canonical self, with a few aspects from neither. Vestiges of this remain to this day. But it sort of set the stage for playing him as he actually is, and even more, hearing him. The Felix who lives in my head today may not be precisely the canonical Felix. But he specifically isn't me. He has different goals, motivations, and responses than I do. And because he isn't me, but I have access to his personality, I have that much more understanding of persons-other-than-me. It's no longer exactly trial and error - or it is, but without external consequences.

And the other voices I've picked up along the way - Kain, and Rose, and Fluttershy, and Applejack, and to a lesser degree Spock and Karis, and even the alternate Felixes - all help. They're at different degrees of not-me, but more importantly, they're in different directions. Even if Rose were more like me, she wouldn't necessarily be more like Kain. Spock isn't on the same line as Fluttershy, no matter what their respective 'distances'. And so on. Which means that I have more places I can look to figure out what people expect, and how they will react to whatever I do.

I still don't expect to ever be "normal", but because of headvoices I think I can fake it better than I used to.
kd7sov: (hit in the face with a rock)
... ... ...

Felix is arguing with The Man Your Man Could Smell Like, over in [livejournal.com profile] dear_mun. I suspect they won't come to an agreement, given that the topic under discussion is "what does a man smell like".

Possibly this should not amuse me as much as it does, but I'm not really one for scented product at all.
kd7sov: (Default)

"If you like Dragons you might like Pandas check out the trailer for Kung Fu Panda 2"

Where is the logic? The grammar? The punctuation?
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
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: (bad story)
No, those aren't things to go with recent purchases. You know why? Because of the six suggestions, only two (maybe) have any connection to the things I've bought beyond Category: Video-Game-Related. Getting a couple of RPGs for a previous-gen handheld doesn't mean I want an FPS for a different company's current-gen console, or an audio cable to go with yet another company's consoles. Or an XBOX.
kd7sov: (Felix)
It seems Felix has stumbled upon a nest of trolls. Potterverse trolls, at that.

Twice this week, his posts (one in his journal, one in [livejournal.com profile] pieces_logs) were commented on by usernames I've never encountered before, with no profile information or posts, created last month, saying unrelated things about Harry Potter characters.

kd7sov: (la)
Despite what I've said in the past, I have done it. I've made a Facebook account.

I don't intend to link to it from here. I prefer to keep my life as [kd7sov's name] separate from my life as kd7sov.


Jun. 16th, 2010 10:45 pm
kd7sov: (brains)

I haven't taken a look yet, but. The fact that a Livejournal Roleplay wiki exists...
kd7sov: (avatar)
The other day, I posted about a picture I made. Yesterday, I decided I might pimp it in [livejournal.com profile] adepts_gs and [livejournal.com profile] avatar_fans, the fandom comms for Golden Sun and Avatar, respectively.

Between the two, they've gotten six times as many comments as anything I've posted here. Felix may well have had threads that beat the total, and I think I got more the first time I hosted DE, but it's still something of a milestone.


May. 12th, 2010 07:32 am
kd7sov: (maaaaagic cat)
Y'know what I hate?

Those Ads.

For the most part I use Firefox with the Ad-Block Plus add-on, which deals quite nicely with Those Ads. But sometimes, for one reason or another, I do things in Internet Explorer, which has no such add-on. That's when Those Ads come in.

Those Ads seem to be most common at fanfiction.net, although I've seen them a few other places. They consist of the page you want loading, and then being covered by a full-page advertisement. It's bad enough when the page in question is just for some store, but the worst are the video ads. I have a suspicion that those are mostly for asinine teen TV shows, but I have no noticeable desire to find out.

What makes the video ads the worst is this: even once you click the "Skip this ad" button - the only way to see the page you want, short of navigating back and re-progressing - the audio keeps going. So you've got this chatter you didn't choose, that is not relevant to your interests, and it's not even accompanied by images of people you can whack over the head with your mouse pointer.
kd7sov: (Felix)
Apparently, the vector-graphics program Inkscape doesn't recognize the scroll-wheel part of my laptop's touchpad as a scroll wheel. And, unfortunately, my wireless mouse is apparently having some sort of connection problems that are edging into unuseability.

Incidentally, I've started putting things on deviantArt, which might interest some of you. There's not much there yet, partly because dA's upload process doesn't seem to get along with Firefox. Or maybe my computer. Or maybe the couple-hundred FF tabs I have open.
kd7sov: (Default)
So I got curious and asked Google how to make graham flour. Wikipedia tells me it's done by fine-grinding the wheat's endosperm finely and the other parts coarsely, then mixing them back together, but it doesn't say how to do that. (As far as I can tell, my electric grinder doesn't have a way to adjust the coarseness.)

Google, however, was singularly unhelpful. With one exception - an Askville question of "what is graham flour", in response to which someone had copy-pasted the Wikipedia article - all the results on the first page were either recipes for graham crackers, saying that graham flour is not actually required, or recipes for other things that use graham flour.

It's possible quotation marks would be my friend, but if there's nothing on the first page of results it's hard to be confident that they'd help.
kd7sov: (Default)
Maybe this shows what kind of things I read, but I wouldn't expect Amazon to list things like "environmental suit", "triage center", or "wrist lights" as "Statistically Improbable Phrases".

"Parasite affair" or "dermal regenerator", sure, those aren't in the common parlance. But "wrist lights"?

(The book in question, for the record, is "Worlds of Deep Space Nine volume 2: Trill and Bajor".)
kd7sov: (hope)
I wonder.

Is there such a thing as an alternatwitter? That is, "The Twitter of [so-and-so]'s alternate-timeline self"?

If I ever got a Twitter account, I think I'd try to do something like that with it.
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?


Dec. 26th, 2009 12:41 pm
kd7sov: (stupid)
See, IE, this is why I prefer to use Firefox. (Which, in turn, is why I have so many tabs open that Firefox has trouble playing any video, which is why I have to keep turning to IE. But we're not mentioning that.)

Anyway, in Firefox, if I type the address and get it right, it never takes me to a Bing search. If I select the address from my history it certainly never does a search. If the target no longer exists there it might give me a "Problem Loading Page" message, but never a "do you want to find this?".

I can possibly understand you getting a bit stroppy with those pages that don't load properly without the www on the beginning, but anything beyond that... no, thank you.
kd7sov: (lightburst)
YouTube people doubly so, and fanvidders even more.

Let's start at the beginning, in a manner of speaking, shall we? Some time ago, I posted a link to a video setting "At the Beginning" from Anastasia to clips from Castle in the Sky. To my great disappointment, that video has since been deleted because Warner is very jealous of people listening to their music without paying each time and not been re-uploaded.

Fast-forward to yesterday. My Christmas gift to my sister, at her request, was the Anastasia soundtrack. Naturally, she started playing it fairly loudly through the house. Now, I've never actually watched Anastasia; I've seen a grand total of about ten minutes, including the final battle. So I thought I might see what Youtube had for a couple of the songs.

That led to my discovery of the unutterable silliness that is this.

Oh, but wait, there's more. I'm sure you're aware of movie-trailer repurposing? Check this out. I'm heartily amused by their casting choices, and it's made even funnier by the fact that I can identify each and every character, and in many cases the episode, scene, and line of dialogue. (Less so for Ozai/Rasputin, since I've only gotten about three quarters through Season 3.) I've also found... oh, dear. At least fourteen differently-titled Avatar interpretations of the Twilight trailers there, but they don't interest me as much because nothing about Twilight has ever piqued my interest.

(Curiously, the vast majority of Avatar stuff out there that isn't straight "Episode X online" appears to be skewed toward the left-hand ship. (I'm over there with Iroh, for the record, just laughing my head off at it all.)

Edit: *snerk* Speaking of laughing my head off... the above ridiculous shipping wars (Did you really think I'd pass up such a blatant trope link?) combined with a song that's always struck me as ridiculous.


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