Night on Rec Mountain

Jun. 22nd, 2017 05:09 pm
lynndyre: Porthos holding Athos (hug!)
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I have a backlog of things I keep meaning to post about, but first- A rec!!

The Fever of the World (8487 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Master and Commander - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jack Aubrey & Stephen Maturin
Characters: Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin
Additional Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Prison, Delirium, Worry, Fever

And everywhere the fire, lighting sky and sea, dappling across the small bobbing faces lifted to the heavens.

He had seen Stephen swimming, hadn't he. He had known Stephen would remember how to float, the way Jack had taught him. Feeling sure, he had floundered past, to get about saving as many as he could. After all, he had seen Stephen swimming.

Hadn't he?

It is so good! Jack and Stephen are shipwrecked, and jailed to await prisoner trading-- Perfect h/c, perfect Jack and Stephen banter, with period medicine and emotional vulnerability and rude details, and the tone and characterisation both are so very spot on. If you love these guys, give this a read. ♥


Jun. 22nd, 2017 08:32 pm
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I had to go get this icon out of my LJ icon folder... Games!

I woke up earlier than I wanted to and, unable to fall back to sleep, I went ahead and took a run at the end of Suikoden, since I was pretty close. \o/ I did get all 108 Stars, so I did get that amazing end~~ ♥ Now that I'm twenty years late to the party, it's time to look for fic?

I don't feel quite as attached to everyone as I did in SuikoIV, but that's understandable. I mostly used Flik, Viktor, Tir, Pahn, Cleo, Gremio, Kirkus, um... Kasumi for awhile, Rubi at the end, with a few others sprinkled in here and there. A very physical team. I never used Soul Eater until the final battle.

I love Gremio so much. And I want to go replay SuikoIV for Ted. ^^;; Though I'll be good and do II next, when the guide shows up.

I want piles of Gremio/Tir everywhere, and however the universe wants to give me Flik/Viktor. Hmm... who else? A lot of the canon couples were really cute - Hix & Tengaar, Lepant & Eileen, Kirkus & Sylvana, etc.

I would give a lot of money for a shiny remake of this game with about twice the character stuff, some loose ends tied up, etc. (Well, some may get tied up in SuikoII?)

Gah, I'm so happy~~


Jun. 21st, 2017 07:36 pm
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Sega wants to turn its classic catalogue into 'the Netflix of retro gaming'

Sega exited the video game console business nearly 20 years ago, but the company still retains some of the industry’s most iconic characters and beloved classic catalogs. That explains why Sega decided to put resources toward an all-new initiative it’s calling Sega Forever. Announced earlier this morning, Sega Forever is the new banner with which the publisher will reissue games from its backlog on iOS and Android, starting with five titles to be released tomorrow in the US. A new title every two weeks after that, and every game will start out free, with players having the option to turn off advertising forever with a $1.99 in-app purchase.

The first five Sega Forever games are Genesis titles: Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Altered Beast, Kid Chameleon, and Phantasy Star II. But Sega doesn’t want to stop there. “I’ve got two decades worth of classic gaming content,” says Mike Evans, Sega’s chief marketing officer and development lead on Sega Forever. “Everything as far back as the SG 1000 Mark I through to Master System, Game Gear, Genesis, Saturn, and Dreamcast.”

I probably have Phantasy Star II in two or three different formats already, and yet my immediate thought was 'OH I NEED TO BUY PHANTASY STAR II'. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this and will probably end up jamming my tablet with Sega goodness. Especially when they get to Saturn stuff, since that's the generation I really missed and picking up back-catalogue Saturn stuff has been really difficult. I really only have about a dozen games for the system and that's including imports.
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Also, I'm going to need at least two boxes to pack up notebooks just from the dresser. Which are all blank notebooks.
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I'm just going to show myself out.

multifandom drabble letter

Jun. 19th, 2017 07:06 am
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I decided to put this as a post to streamline my requests but also to create a space where I could very lightly describe some sexual likes as I am happy from ratings from G through to NC-17. It was getting a touch repetitive adding them to each nomination, so they are here instead!

General sexual kinks: flirting, teasing, toys, fingering, desperation, feather light touches, cathargic, rain, huddled for warmth, sexual exploration, public touching.

Dark sexual kinks: manipulation, impatience, shame, dub con or non-con, sacrifice, bound, blackmail, hostage, it’s ok, I’m ok (it’s not, I’m not), public use.

You can use ANY of the above kinks for all my requested characters/pairings, even if I haven’t mentioned it specifically as a prompt. If you want to give Wylan’s relationship with his father an unhealthy sexual hint, go for it! If you want to explore how some of the darker prompts would work with the healthier pairings, then you have my very curious attention! If I’ve written a pair of characters with an ‘and’ instead of a ‘/’ and you are interested in seeing how it works with sexual content (eg: Kagetora and Haruhiko), please do! I’m really interested in the different ways these characters and relationships can be interepreted.

Six of Crows
Jesper/Wylan: hurt/comfort, being angry on your partner’s behalf, past haunting the present, learning something new about each other, lingering touch, rain, desperate kisses, mistakes, learning what this ‘love’ thing is all about, fragile, wound.
Wylan and Jan Van Ecks: angst, manipulation, hurt, psychological impact, inventive cruelty on Van Eck’s behalf that will make me gasp, detangling, haunted, fear, shame, Thursday’s child.
Wylan and Kuwei: toying with, friendly competition, not so friendly competition, exploitation of weaknesses, coming to an understanding, Kuwei never giving up, fear of losing.
Wylan and Kaz: parallel lines, questions, the one to tell my secrets to, trial, challenge, rejection, quietly impressed, beginnings, protection.
Wylan and his unnamed tutor: dirty, dark, manipulative, blackmail, Van Ecks knows, payment, wanting to feel loved, nowhere to run/I ran to you first, dubious consent.

Shades of Magic
Alucard/Rhy: need, warmth, touch, breath, nightmares, PTSD, swashbuckling, daring, joy, hurt/comfort, aching for each other, forgiveness for other sins, consequences, ice and snow, exhaustion, care, faint, whispers, rumours, teasing, recovery of that which has been lost, the wrong question.
Rhy: his kidnapping as a child, unhealthy relationships, in over his head, drunken and dubious consent, standing alone, thunder, frayed threads, all that glitters, living in a metaphor.

Haruhiko and Kagetora: lost black cat looking for a home, power outage, scared? I’m fucking terrified, mirrors, terrible advice, good advice, that thing you need, holding the light, you might not be so terrible after all, hidden frailties, found family, difficulty accepting said found family, suspicion, hurt/comfort, need, caught in a storm, a place to crash, crashing, badly needed affection.
Lan/Haruhiko: lines crossed, together in the dark, dark humour, moonlight, us against the world, holding each other together, caught flirting with each other, ‘just friends?’, awkward first date, hitched breath.

Notes: Please feel free to mix and match these prompts. They are very much only suggestions, but they give an idea of some of the things I enjoy about these characters/match ups. It is not meant to be restrictive in any way!

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Jun. 17th, 2017 08:51 am
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[community profile] press_start_comm is open for nominations! Trying to pick the fandoms I want to do -- so many of my fandoms are games, and so far it looks like none of them are in the tag set yet.

Are you playing? What do you plan to nominate?

I love robots tho

Jun. 15th, 2017 10:44 am
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Started playing Nier: Automata over the weekend and got the A ending last night. I'm super hype to start up again and go for the rest of the story, since it looks like a lot of the content is beyond the A ending. This game is so beautiful, both visually and aurally, and I'm grooving on the themes so hard.

And there was this one sidequest with an android scientist called Jackass, who wanted to collect combat data from watching us fight, and her dialogue after those fights was...well:
I needed to write it down )
SO THAT HAPPENED. talk about ficbait.

I love every robot in this bar.

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Jun. 15th, 2017 12:46 am
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I have so much adulting to do beginning friday-- it's not even funny. But I have put in the reservation for the uhaul on saturday the 24th. <3 I feel like I accomplished something. That just means once I get settled, and I am able to play Stormblood, I will find a supreme sense of satisfaction. Awww yeah!

Healing comes-- eventually

Jun. 14th, 2017 12:05 am
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FFX-2 is a really tricky thing for me, I loved the game when I first played it. But somewhere a long the way, things happened and drama exploded and it was just a series that I buried-- dead and gone. People that I associated with the game, things that I was reminded of. Never in the life of Nia have I ever had a breakup that justified me deciding that an entire game was dead and buried. (7 year relationship that at it's basis was Xenogears, nope-- still love that game and won't give it up even though I am not gung-ho fanatical about it at this stage in my life). But there was this girl, this psychotic girl who called herself the "Deathseeker" and I fell in with her brand of psychoticness. I don't even know how bad it went since it was one of those LONG DISTANCE THINGS and I had no clue about her except what she told me.

But she went batshit crazy-- even faked her own death in order to get away from me (or something). Let me tell you, I have a low opinion of people who fake their own death especially online. (if somehow, you want an example of the sheer ammount of crazy-- here is her HI I AM NOT DEAD SUCKERS letter to the world. I can't even begin to make up shit like that.

We RPed Baralai and Nooj, and let me tell you-- once that relationship was over and done with, I pretty much shoved Baralai muse into an open coffin and shut it tightly, because it was a reminder of a weak point in my life. (and I must of been weak in order to have been so DUPED by that, blinded actually might be a better word). But today I was listening to my music while working and without thinking about it, I heard a song and went "That's Baralai to a T"

Which surprised the ever loving fuck out of me and caused me to re-evaluate my life. And I thought to myself-- is it possible that perhaps I have gotten over that travesty, I've finally reached a point where those memories are just stupid and idiotic? I was 24 at the time and I think perhaps the statue of limitations has gone up over that, but it left me relieved, not because I thought about a character that I had buried but because well-- there's just something cleansing about being able to think about something that previous-to had been able to bring putrid bile to the back of my throat and go, "Well okay, I think I can think about that now and just feel nostalgia-- no revulsion, nothing"

So perhaps I may make an icon, a sort of little remembrance of him, but I don't know-- it's just nice to have a nice little piece of clarity in the here and now.

On an un-related note-- OWEN AND I CLOSE ON OUR HOUSE ON THE 23rd!!! Which means that for a few weeks, I'll probably be without internet, which is all fine and good, I'll be busy anyways! But yes, super excited to move into our home and I will be able to pester Owen ALL THE TIME! (he's so happy lol)

: Music Meme - Day 9 :

Jun. 11th, 2017 11:05 pm
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Now, due to this meme-- y'all are gonna see how varied my music taste truly is

9. A Song that makes you happy

"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars

Okay, to clarify-- I am not a big Bruno Mars fan. Well not his romantic lovely dovey stuff (my boyfriend is a fan of Bruno Mars stuff that is silly and sappy and sentimental), but I really like his baller/jazz gangster stuff, and this has got to be one of the catchiest songs that I've ever hard. Insidious-- it gets in your head so easily and so I can't help but like it (I also really like 24K Magic and have been known to jam to that). Give me money, a swagger beat and none of this 'knocked out of heaven' bullcrap. When I sing this, I feel like a pimpin' gangsta and I seriously need to be driving a mazzarati or something a long those lines. don't judge me

The Music List )

Code Geass: Turn 12.06 Transcription

Jun. 11th, 2017 04:36 pm
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NOTE: This is not a translation. This PD was officially translated and included on the Bluray Box Set in October, 2016. It's... not always a great translation (mostly just kind of stiff -- everyone in the new Funimation subs sounds like a robot, I assume they were pressed for time), but it is official.

Turn 12.06 )

: Music Meme - Day 8 :

Jun. 10th, 2017 01:36 am
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Now, due to this meme-- y'all are gonna see how varied my music taste truly is

8. A Song that reminds you of someone you love

"I Don't Wanna Be" by Gaven Degraw

Oh gods, this reminds me of my boyfriend so much. Perhaps because for the longest time, he had the "One Tree Hill" theme song as his theme song, yes-- because of him I watched all of One Tree Hill, and I enjoyed every single part of it. Last year we also went to where One Tree Hill was filmed, Wilmington North Carolina (TONS OF FUN, got all the pictures of various places from the tv series). But this also just fits him, his personality when I first met him-- the cool quiet and mysterious guy who was just so chill and laid back (still can't believe that I nabbed him for my very own) and so when I hear this song-- I think of him and how much he means to me. You can say that this song always brings a smile to me!

The Music List )

: The Friday Five :

Jun. 9th, 2017 10:33 am
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Taken from [community profile] thefridayfive

1) What was the first recipe or food you learned how to cook?:

Chocolate Chip Cookies-- my grandmother's special recipe. It's written down of course, in an old cookbook-- with my grandmother's own notations (and how it makes it 'her' chocolate chip cookies). But it is there and I have people swear by these cookies. Whenever I say that I'm going to bring cookies in to work, people start salivating and trying to get me to make an 'extra' cookie for them. Favorites only get extra cookies, so if I don't like you, chances are you are not gonna get that covetous third cookie in your little cookie treat bag.

2) What recipe or food did you cook most recently?:

Homemade chicken noodle soup in the crockpot. I don't really like chicken noodle soup, I think it's pretty boring (but Owen love love LOVES it), so I made it and I added a little something, like a hint of cajun seasoning to it, to spicy it up. I thickened it up with heavy cream, and I add thick egg noddles and add rotisserie chicken to give it an earthy flavor. And so I have to admit, the soup is really really good-- so much that even I like it.

3) What recipe or food do you cook most often?:

It is a tie up, between Chicken Alfredo (something that Owen really likes) and grilled cheese (which I swear by, I am definitely a grilled cheeser!). But with the grilled cheese, I usually add mozz cheese as well as pickles, so that it makes it doubly yummy! <3

4) What is your favorite recipe?:

I have this shortbread recipe that I swear by Brown Sugar Shortbread; I love shortbread because it's not too sweet (and I am not excessively fond of an overabundance of sweet), but this recipe gets it right, definitely a christmas recipe though!

5) What is the recipe you make that impresses other people the most?

My grandmother made divinity-- for people who don't know what divinity is, it's this candy that looks like clouds of puff, but you bite into it and it almost melts into your mouth.

It is one of those treats that EVERYONE remembers their grandmother making but NO ONE knows how to make it. So whenever I bring in divinity during Christmas, they are like "WHERE DID YOU GET THIS MAGIC" in between bites of the sweet stuff (because seriously, divinity lovers are the types to be able to stuff five pieces of the stuff into their mouths CONSECUTIVELY.. don't see how they do it). And then they are suprised when they find out that I made it myself, because it's an inherently difficult thing to make (the stars have to align and you have to make some blood sacrifices for the stuff to turn out right, apparently)

Then after having my divinity, the people bug me all throughout the year so that I am sure to bring them some in next year (because do I look like a divinity factory? Yes, yes I do, according to them.)


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