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While I was working today I entertained myself by wondering what male characters would've made decent romantic interests in Quest for Glory 5 (if the hero could've been a lady, or if same-gender LIs had been allowed.) This contains spoilers for the entire game series, obviously.

It's not an easy question. I'm trying to stick to the same sorts of LIs that were actually in QfG5, who were single and young (or young-appearing) and human. And I'm finding there aren't a lot of options here.

QfG1: While Barnard von Speilberg might be an interesting option, I wouldn't be interested unless his storyline involved a lot of him getting over himself. (It would have to be a situation where he wasn't the Baron. Maybe there was some kind of revolt, I don't know. From what I gathered, he wasn't a popular leader.) I really can't think of any others.

QfG2: I'm drawing a blank... um. Ugarte, maybe?? Although certain scripted events in QfG5 would make that difficult. (It might help that you can save his life, though. And maybe part of his sidequest would involve helping him win his competition.)

QfG3: Yesufu would be a good one, if Johari hadn't randomly married him at the end of the game. (Although I would've romanced Johari if she'd been available, myself.) Honestly, he's the only young man I can even remember in that game.

QfG4: My first thought was Blackjack Davy (the one you save by rescuing Igor, and then you get your fortune told by his grandma in thanks.) And I really don't know the ages of anyone else in this game; most of them are married or otherwise unavailable.

QfG5: Drawing a blank here, at least on characters that were only introduced in this game. I can't even think of anyone that might be an alternate option to Katrina and Erana, at least not off the top of my head.

Of course, I for one would be all for having the ladies there too (as much as possible) and would probably pick Erana over all of them, if she was available. Still interesting to think about. (There are not many attractive men in this series. Lost of girls, but no guys. I'm not horribly surprised, though.)
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8. What is one thing that bothers you about your fandom?

Well, they're both fairly small. That has its advantages and disadvantages.

Other than that...

Star Ocean 2:

Very minor PA spoilers - Marze )

Dragon Quest VIII:

All I can think of is my usual mild irritation at the lack of fic and fanworks about Yangus in general, and him with Red in particular. I mean, I get it, everyone wants to ship the pretty people, but I wish there was more about his devotion to the Hero, and maybe about him and Red getting their affairs in order at last.
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7.Give backstory for a minor character.

I'll start with Star Ocean 2, because that's the one that I already have some ideas about. DQ8 is going to take a while longer.

Minor PA spoilers - Yul PAs in Harley )
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6.Explain one use of color symbolism.

Um, okay. If I can think of any.

Star Ocean 2:

significant spoilers for final bosses )

Dragon Quest 8:

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5.Write a review of the most recent episode you’ve seen/chapter you’ve read/particular scene.

I could do scenes, I suppose. But I think I'll just do a quick, mostly spoiler-free review of each game.

Star Ocean 2:

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Dragon Quest 8:

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3.What is your current OTP and why?

Star Ocean 2:
Tough call. I multiship like crazy in this fandom; it lends itself to that, because of the multiple endings and PA system. Finding out how various characters interact with each other is half the fun.

But if I had to choose one now, I'd go with Rena/Precis.
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Dragon Quest VIII:
My OTP in this game has always, always been Yangus/Red.
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2.If you, AS YOURSELF, were to be written in as a character how would you be integrated into the storyline?

I'm not good at this question. I can never see myself as a PC.

Star Ocean 2:
I'd like to think I'd be a researcher either in Lacour or Linga. Or maybe both, figuring how to make machines work with Symbology.

Dragon Quest 8:
...I have absolutely no idea where I'd fit into a world like that. Maybe I was studying magic? A former student of the guy that gets killed at the beginning of the game, and so maybe I know something about him and his former student.
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1. How did you get into this fandom?

Relatively short answers, because I am tired. I'll stick to requests already made for now (Star Ocean 2 and Dragon Quest VIII,) but if anyone has any other requests, make them in the comments and I'll set them aside for later.

Star Ocean 2:

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Dragon Quest VIII:

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30 Day Fandom Meta Challenge - I might just have to do this for several different fandoms.

If anyone has a particular fandom they're curious about, post in the comments and I'll include them, as long as I know enough about them to have an opinion.

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[personal profile] owlmoose asked me something about rare relationships in fandom and why I seem to gravitate towards them. I hope you don't mind me rambling on for a bit. (Isn't that all I do anyway?)

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[personal profile] yohjideranged asked about which Final Fantasy canon is my favorite. It's hard to call, so let me do some comparison here.

Spoilers for most of the series. )

So. In terms of the actual question - which canon do I like the best? - I might go with FFX, simply because it felt like the design of the world and the game fit the plot and theme perfectly. In terms of the canon I like to explore the most outside of the game... probably FFVI.
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Today, [personal profile] lassarina asked me to talk about Valkyrie Profile and why I love it so much. Considering that it was one of my all-time favorites for years after I first played it in 2002, it's a fair question.

Trying to keep spoilers to an absolute minimum here. )
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12/10: Best fandom ever. Asked by [personal profile] yohjideranged.

Rambling )
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[personal profile] yohjideranged asked me to talk about the villains I most enjoy writing. Here's a start. Feel free to ask me about specifics; I tried to keep this more general.

(I'm typing away at this while I do a Calculus worksheet. Green's Theorem confused the heck out of me when I was doing the homework for it; I need to figure it out now.)

Villans )
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I went through a lot of old LJ/IJ e-mails today, because I finally had the bright idea that I could find and recover at least some of the old works I lost when I lost my flash drive with my LJ backup. And I did recover a lot, including the Skies of Arcadia manifesto I wrote for Vyse/Aika/Fina that I wished I still had a backup of. I'll have to find new pictures for it, but that's okay! Expect to see some reposts of older stuff (as in, 5-7 year stuff) in the future; I'll try not to flood the comm too much, but I want them archived.

I also found this old meme, which I'm posting here for the lulz, because I don't even remember all of the answers! XD It was one of those "Describe some show/game/movie in brief and let people guess what they are" things.

1. Oh, well, life's all fun and games until somebody loses his hat.

2. Dear diary: My girlfriend wants a threesome and I HATE MY LIFE.

3. You were in South America in a past life? Hey, me too! Isn't that WILD!?

4. We're men, we're men in tights, we roam around the country lookin' for fights... well, okay, only one of us wears tights, but still!

5. Among our many weapons are sarcasm, ESP, androids, and ditzy Japanese schoolgirls!

6. Stone carvings will freakin' KILL YOU. You and your WHOLE PLANET.

7. It's okay, I'm a doctor. Now hold still while I beat you with this stick here.

8. Apparently having a sucky life is a prerequisite for having to fight a lot in the afterlife. Also, THEY'RE GIANTS DAMMIT!

9. Music hath charms to soothe the savage world-destroying mega-monstrosity, at least until we open fire on it.

10. So basically, real magicians commit suicide over and over? Ok, good to know.

The answers I kinda remember. )
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I was thinking about Iron Man 3 again, in relation to another piece of meta I'm probably still going to write, and I came to a rather troubling conclusion about how the movie treated its lady characters.

Cut for a variety of film spoilers.
(And as usual, this only relates to the MCU. If there are comic storylines that aren't like this, by all means, tell me about them. I'll check them out.)

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(Crossposted to tumblr).
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Cut for image )

I mentioned on my tumblr (where the image is from) that I was replaying the ME series. I finally have the full trilogy on my PC; now let's just hope that my computer can run ME3. (The specs say yes. I'm skeptical.)

This is more or less a full replay of my first and (IMO) most interesting Shepard, Natasha, a Vanguard and disgruntled war hero who is currently struggling with a lot of internalized xenophobia and anger. Growing up in a military family can be bad for your childhood (although not always. It was mostly her father, really.) She's the one I'm writing about - slowly - in this series. I probably won't write much more until I've played ME3, though.

You can find more screenshots here if you want. (I've picked up Liara, and haven't been to Feros or Noveria yet; I'll tag for spoilers on Tumblr when they start coming up. I don't really have a better way to upload and display screenshots right now.)
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Locke really doesn't do a good job of protecting anyone, does he? Not in the game, or in the backstory for the game, at any rate. (I'm not bashing him. I like Locke. This is more of an exploration of his various issues.)

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