snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
- Tag: t: homestuck - This blog is currently pretty much only about Homestuck and my brain problems. And maybe Homestuck is a delusion I'm having! And this is just, like, some folie à deux shit when people comment on my posts about it as if they're familiar with the subject matter. So, it could be it's just a blog about my brain problems.

- Tag: Kazuya Minekura's blog - Kazuya Minekura, the artist of the amazing Gensoumaden Saiyuki, was diagnosed with some pretty serious health issues a while back. She's been writing some very funny, angry, honest blog entries about her situation.

I've translated a number of these posts, but have fallen ridiculously behind; I encourage anyone else who'd like to pick up where I left off to do so.

- Post: The Very Small Problem - In the fall of 2010, I was diagnosed with a small tumor in my right frontal lobe. I was able to have it successfully removed in March of 2011, before it could cause any permanent brain damage. If it weren't for the existence of state high risk pools, a provision of 2010's Affordable Care Act - which some lawmakers are presently trying to repeal - it's very likely that I still wouldn't even know the tumor was there.

This post was written specifically to make American Republicans feel like jerks. I use my power for good, people.

- Tag: manga tropes - The Encyclopedia of Manga Tropes. Girl Power Corrupts may well be how you found this blog!

- Tag: a: kubo tite - In which I roundly scold Kubo Tite, artist of Bleach! Bleach vs Women and Bleach and power fantasies may well be how you found this blog! (Both of those posts contain spoilers up to chapter 395.)

- Post: TODAY I AM A DARKOVER BOOK may well be how you found this blog!

- Post: Anne Bishop does not CARE what you think and Heir to the Shadows may well etc.

- Tag: manga - I just talk about manga a lot in general.

- Tag: books - I also talk about sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal romance novels a lot!

- Tag: i teach english - In 2009, I spent seven months teaching English to Japanese kids in Shibata, Japan. Wacky antics ensued!

- Tag: i study japanese - And in 2007-2008, I spent a year studying Japanese at the Yamasa Institute in Okazaki, Japan. Wacky antics ensued!
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
1) Why is it totally impossible to use sarcastic dialog options with Anders and Fenris when they're full of shit. Why do they have to do the tragic faces. It's exhausting.

"Don't you understand my deep deep pain" yes guys you've given me a decent working knowledge of your deep deep pains by now I think. I am going to check all the shops to see if there is a "sense of proportion" upgrade available.

2) Do we find out at the end that Varric made up their tragic backstories after reading a pile of manga. In the final scene is one of them sarcastically reading the other's fictionalized lines aloud, while the other engages in dwarf tossing.

3) Merrill needs to be in the party at all times so that she can get ASD all over everything.

4) But she is wayyyyyy too emotionally immature for it to be responsible for any variation of Hawke to get romantically involved with her. Not really much in common with the way she acted in Origins! Maybe the doom mirror gives you brain problems. Tamlen just started playing Dwarf Fortress and never stopped, is what happened to him.

5) Aveline is the only character not completely off their gourd, which of course means that she is not a romance option.

6) Fenris's "Bitter Pill" questline was fucking brutal. As was Aveline's "Long Road," but that was in, you know, a different and more exasperating way.
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
Is it just that I modded it too much. I just got an ending which only makes sense if Morrigan sabotaged the kingdom by giving everyone embarassing memory and perceptual problems.

Read more... )
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
I'm really disappointed that the women don't really have non-antagonistic conversations with each other. Leliana and Wynne are the only ones who don't actively dislike each other - Shale and Leliana have a single mostly-positive conversation about shoes, and that's it.

(And Shale seems really ambivalent about the necessity of the whole gender thing, so I'm not sure I should even count them in this unfortunate little census.)

The antagonistic discussions mostly aren't even funny. Nearly half of Leliana and Morrigan's written dialog is just them fucking competing over a male Warden. I don't understand the mindset that would make someone spend so much more time on that than on Leliana hassling Morrigan about shapeshifting or Morrigan egging Leliana on about killing dudes she's fucked. The straight men must be stopped.

Zevran and Alistair don't do the same thing, either - they only have one fighting-over-the-girl conversation, whereas Morrigan and Leliana have nine fighting-over-the-guy ones. And it would make a lot more sense if the reverse was the case? Alistair is the World's Most Insecure Man, and Zevran likes messing with him.

Whereas Leliana wants to be friends with literally everyone, and it doesn't make sense to me that Morrigan would air that sort of grievance in public. She hides away from everyone else at camp, and complains to the Warden when they ask her "personal" questions anywhere else.

On the plus side, Shale and Sten almost accidentally propose, Morrigan clearly wanted to rescue Sten specifically to get a guy she considers hate-fuckable into the party, spoilers )
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
My ideal ending to DA:O is the one with the highest possible number of awful conversations, so I probably need to script a mod in which you can conscript and romance Branka.
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
*wakes up shortly before dawn*

me: Oh hey, Dragon Age: Origins is basically grimdark Chrono Trigger, like it has the same basic narrative structure and similar plot branch points, but the alternate scenarios are fleshed out more, which unfortunately makes them less emotionally-plausible rather than more at a number of crucial points in the narrative

*goes back to sleep*

*alarm goes off a few hours later*

me: Fuck this game I hate it now
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
It turns out that if you don't eat enough for like a week you really feel bad. Man. Nausea is bullshit.
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
Alistair's character arc: "this guy is like eight years old emotionally, is terrified of independence and has no self-confidence when not being led, panics and turns it over to his junior colleague literally every single time he's ever asked to make a decision, and is now in charge of the country."
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
Link Removal Request

From: Keith Terrell (Keith.Terrell@melbourneit.com.au)

To: sarahpin.com@respectmyprivacy.com

Hello,

We recently reviewed all the links pointing to the MelbourneIT website, and found that you currently have link/s to us on your website, sarahpin.com.

While we appreciate your support, our online marketing team has requested that the links listed below be removed if possible, as they no longer

comply with the guidelines set out by the various search engines.

The page/s of your website that we found links on are:

http://www.sarahpin.com/2008/07/19/recent-researches-why-yahoo-private-domain-registration-is-not-private/

We appreciate your time in reviewing this. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any problems locating the links.

Kind regards,
Keith


The link in question is on one of several extremely critical posts I've made about Yahoo and MelbourneIT's unethical business practices. MelbourneIT provides Yahoo's horrific domain registration services.
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
If you google “dragon age mod put a shirt on morrigan” the first hit is for a mod that instead pops her boobs the rest of the way out.

I am going to make a mod that switches her upper-body garments with Alistair’s lower-body garments in order to hurt the feelings of the straight men responsible for this.
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
but I'm going to get up in a minute because The Fade is making me very queasy and very angry.
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
Today I am consuming only bread and bananas due to the Blight. Which is what's going on my stomach right now. I assume that the Gray Wardens will be here shortly to get a weirdly-uniform overlay of my spattered blood on their armor textures.
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
is it possible for me to reverse-auspistice Morrigan and Alistair into falling into hatelove?
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
Because it's abruptly rendered my face, neck, and chest so dense with acne that it'll be impossible to tell if I develop the Doom Rash.
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
I know I've been up for three hours, but I only have like an hour worth of memory of them? It can't have taken me that long to make breakfast and feed the cat. I haven't even washed my face yet. Did I just zone out over my cereal bowl for two whole hours.

Edit: I have collected evidence suggesting that at the time of writing this post, I had, in fact, only been up for one hour. I’ve now confused myself about time and space for the rest of the day, though.

Is anything real
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
This was basically just spell-checking pleadings and asking me if his “wording made sense.” He didn’t actually usually change his wording if I said it didn’t, he just enjoyed it when I tried to tell him he was lawyering wrong.

When I was thirteen, though, he had a case in which someone had been found to have some illegal material on his work computer. This guy assured Dad that he’d just gotten said illegal material as attachments to spam, and that he hadn’t wanted any of it.

The prosecution gave us copies of the emails in question with full headers, and the headers obviously rendered these documents far too intimidating for Dad. He got home, handed them to me, and asked me to look over them and explain them to me.

I hope that the information which I have presented here has instilled in you an appropriate sense of dread.

The actual illegal stuff had been redacted out, but the “benign” files had not. These included a photo of a woman posing suggestively next to her horse. This image formed an important part of a long-running conversation that Dad’s client had been having with her!

I have never stopped telling my dad that he is lawyering wrong.
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
My body needs a debug mode that I can use to figure out what specific function is fucking up. Useful error messages and everything. Is it flu, is it an ear/throat infection, is it hormonal, is there a vitamin in which I'm deficient, is the cold seeping in through my inadequately-insulated brainscar and freezing the neurons necessary to maintain balance and motor control.
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
Where can one order reasonably-fresh whole fennel seeds and licorice root online?

(The local chain grocery stores do not appear to carry these things, and I do not live anywhere near an international or Indian or Chinese grocery, or a Whole Foods or a Trader Joe's, or any other business which might be more likely to have them. This is rural Appalachia, we barely even have grocery stores to begin with.)
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
1) Why can I generally tell a cat's gender by its face, but not a dog's? Do hormones have more impact on cats' facial structures than on dogs'? Is it just that my dad's a cat hoarder and I thus have more experience with cats?

Or are there no hormonally-impacted differences, and I'm just SHSL Luck (But Only For Guessing Cat Genders).

2) Do shorthair black cats with small white "bowtie" spots on their throats have a genetic predisposition towards allergies that manifest as hives, brittle fur, and sinus problems?

I've had three of them, and they've all had this problem. I haven't yet encountered it in a pure-black cat, a black-and-white cow-patterned cat, or a tuxedo cat.

It may also be relevant that mine have all been male - and I've met a crapload of these guys at the shelter, but I think I've only ever encountered one female cat with this coloration pattern.

3) Are the bowtie-cats a particularly south-eastern US thing? Or even a rural-eastern-Kentucky-specifically thing? Because, as noted, I've encountered a lot of them here, but I don't see many photos of them on Tumblr, which is in charge of cat photos. Maybe some people just don't think they're pretty enough? Those people are douchebags.

4) Are brown tabby females without white stomachs but maybe with a little white mustache/goatee generally the longest-lived cats? Or are ours just special? We've had four, and they've all made it to 10+ years, despite being indoor/outdoor cats in a place with dangerous wildlife.
snarp: small cute androgynous android crossing arms and looking very serious (Default)
I kind of wish oil cleansing didn't work as well as it does. It takes a long time, I have to be careful doing laundry because the oily washcloths can't go in the same load as everything else, and if I do it at the sink I have to take my shirt off in the cold bathroom to keep it from getting oil-stained. When I do it in the shower I end up spraying down and scrubbing the bottom of the tub every time, because I hate the feeling of the oil on my feet.

Damn you, olive oil. Damn you for almost completely clearing up my zits. Why do you do this to me.

January 2015

S M T W T F S
     1 23
4 56 78 9 10
1112 13 14 15 16 17
1819 20 21 22 2324
25262728293031

Style Credit

Syndicate

RSS Atom
Page generated Jan. 29th, 2015 08:14 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags

Most Popular Tags

Creative Commons



The contents of this blog and all comments I make are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License. I hope that name is long enough. I could add some stuff. It could also be a Bring Me A Sandwich License.

If you desire to thank me for the pretend internet magnanimity I show by sharing my important and serious thoughts with you, I accept pretend internet dollars (Bitcoins): 19BqFnAHNpSq8N2A1pafEGSqLv4B6ScstB