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Meme again. [Aug. 9th, 2009|07:46 pm]
marsdejahthoris
Leave me a comment and I will reply with why I like you. If I don't know you, I'll either make something up or tell you why I like your LiveJournal. You must pay for the privilege by posting a message like this one on your LiveJournal.
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Memememememe! :) [Jul. 30th, 2009|03:25 pm]
marsdejahthoris
Meme swiped from, as always, joisbishmyoga.

The Rules:

1. Comment to this post with the name of a character that I have written in fics. Or geeked out about. Or RPed. You should probably make sure it's one I've written more than once or twice.

2. I will comment telling you the following:

A. What initially prompted me to like the character enough to write about him/her.
B. One of his/her best traits.
C. One of his/her worst traits.
D. How easy/difficult I find it to write the character.
E. The story/chapter/paragraph/phrase where I feel that I truly captured the character (if I've written them).
F. My plans (if any) to write the character in the near future.
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Candygram, er, meme! [Jul. 8th, 2009|12:17 pm]
marsdejahthoris
Reply to this meme by yelling "Words!" (or you can just ask for the meme, I won't mind) and I will give you five words that remind me of you. Then post them in your LJ and explain what they mean to you.

Meme ganked from candy--chan.


Danny Phantom
Fanfiction
Penguins
Martial arts
Detective Conan

1. Danny Phantom: Well, obviously, it's one of my fandoms... I enjoyed the show up 'til season 3, at which point I declared anything past "Reality Trip" non-canon. There's a lot of fun psych stuff you can do with the characters, but only if you ignore Butch Hartmann's utter hatred of complexity, character development, or grey areas.

2. Fanfiction: My main creative outlet. I have 110 stories up on FF.net, though a good portion of those are fanfic poems, and a lot more floating around the net in various places, some of which I don't even know about. The first story I ever wrote was a fanfic, a Cat From Outer Space fanfic, when I was five. It won an award from my school. :)

3. Penguins: I LOVE Penguins. I find them adorable. My main name a lot of places is penprp, which is short for Penguin Purple. There's just something about penguins that gets to me. And yet, I am unable to use Linux...

4. Martial Arts: I have a brown belt in White Crane Kung Fu, a green belt in Tae Kwon Do, and a white belt in karate. *Uedo-ryuu style, can't remember the name of the school. I didn't stay in it long, thanks to a pulled groin muscle.* Martial arts are important to me because I have the typical Irish temper, with added Asperger's tendencies, which means when I blow, I go nuclear. Martial arts gave me the discipline not to LOSE my temper at the slightest provocation..

5. Detective Conan: My current fandom. I love the people in it-- so many of them are nice and welcoming and very TOLERANT. Coming off of DP phandom and its trufans, this was a nice change. Plus, there's SO MUCH I can do in terms of playing with the heros' psychological makeup, which is good, 'cause my mystery skills suck like an Orrick XL. Also, Conan is just adorable when he's traumatized. :)
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Yet another meme from Jo... [May. 28th, 2009|03:58 pm]
marsdejahthoris
Swiped from joisbishmyoga-

Comment to this entry and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. You must then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?

Jo gave me YGO, DCMK, Danny Phantom.

YGO-

1. One word- VATHARA. I blame her for a lot of my fanwork, to be honest. She wrote a little YGO short. It looked interesting. I watched the dub. I got mugged by a bunny bearing a short scene. Next thing I know, I've written "Ankoku wa Osore Nai (Don't Fear the Darkness)" and that was it.

2. I was never particularly active in YGO fandom, since it was large and crazy, and to be honest, the dub kind of sucks and that's the only thing I know. I hope to finish "Scavenger Hunt," which I've been working on for three years, but after that? I dunno.

3. I actually liked the American-made theatrical movie. Did I mention I had a high tolerance for cheese? Also, the whole VR arc is probably one of my favorites, if only for Kaiba chained to a wall...

4. Like I said, I don't really do much other than my little stories, which are sorta stalled.

5. Umm... It's a big enough fandom, more people aren't going to CHANGE things much. And The Abridged Series does more than enough to pull in new converts. :)

Danny Phantom-

1. I was flipping channels in boredom at one point, and happened to find an episode of it. I think it was "Bitter Reunions." It interested me. I did a web search. I watched more eps. I got hooked. I wrote a fic. ... I'm very predictable. :)

2. Fandom-wise? I'm DONE. I may do DP fanfic in the future, I'm kicking around a DP/DC crossover that's a sequel to "Running Blind," my DC/CSI crossover, but "the phandom" is full of BATSHIT INSANE people. I'm too violent and "mature" for them.

3. "Bitter Reunions." "My Brother's Keeper." "Reign Storm." "The Ultimate Enemy."... Oh, anything that has Marty Isenberg's writing credit on it except for "Splitting Images." I despise Season 3 and refuse to believe anything after Reality Trip existed, though.

4. I write fanfic. I used to hang out on a discussion board until the "trufans" got their torches and pitchforks out. Right now, I talk to some of the sane Danny Fans I know from other fandoms, and that's about the extent of it.

5. Dude, no. See previous comments about "trufans." I don't know if they're still out there- I'm kind of afraid to check.

DCMK-

1. Icka. Who I discovered through Vathara, so see question one for YGO. :) I started reading her fics, got curious. About the same time, Skyechan posted a Danny vs. Kid pic to the DP board I was frequenting, and that got me more curious. I found the manga scanlations. I was hooked.

2. I'll likely stay in this fandom until it dies out from under me. I get more and better criticism here than I did with DP or YGO, and my big problem with PR was depression combined with the fact that the main series started to suck, and I lost inspiration. I can't see that happening with DC. Plus, y'know, no longer depressed, thank God.

3. Oh God, we'll be here all day. Um... Detective Koshien. Anything with Kid. Anything with Heiji. Especially anything with Heiji getting the shit beaten out of him. Anything where Kogoro proves that he has a brain and a heart. I LOVE the "We ripped off Speed" episode. I have a serious soft spot for Movie 6, for Yuusaku being badass... My favorite movies would be 9, 'cause competent Kogoro, 10 for Heiji, Kid, AND *kinda* Hakuba all in one place, and 7, for copious quantities of Heiji-whumphing. I liked all of them, though.

4. What fandom there is right now, I do try to participate in. MC1T seems to be dying, and I don't know where else to go...

5. Absolutely. It's a sane fandom with a lot of good writers, a lot of potential, and a lot of nice people.
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More DC thoughts... [May. 23rd, 2009|12:49 pm]
marsdejahthoris
Specifically, I have a disturbing fondness for watching Heiji get the shit beaten out of him. However, given the events of Movie 7, I think at the very least, the anime writers are on my side.

ETA-

One more for the "Takagi is a Badass" list... filler episode 405. In which Takagi gives another officer a SERIOUS dressing-down for jumping to conclusions in a murder case. ... Also he solves it. With help from Conan, but even that's only Conan pointing him at the evidence. Impressive.

Further ETA- *Hey, I post 'em as they come to me*

... Okay, "Murderer, Kudo Shinichi" is even MORE disturbing on screen than it is on paper. Which is impressive. Also, Shinichi and Heiji in the same room at the same time on the same case? Pure sex oozing out of the air. I'm kinda surprised Ran and Kazuha aren't sporting blushes that could set something on fire.
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Meme [May. 22nd, 2009|02:05 pm]
marsdejahthoris
Because I can't think of anything else to post... ganked from joisbishmyoga.

The problem with LiveJournal...we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other.

So, I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me.
Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about.
(or just anything at all you wanted to know! :D)

Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you!
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Eheheh... [May. 8th, 2009|04:54 pm]
marsdejahthoris
Sorry, life's been... interesting here. Still recovering from the acid reflux... Recovery from the surgery's been great, the reflux itself has been slower to go away, but it is going. I can have chocoate and Coke again, praise the gods.

So, um, I've been reading/watching a fair amount of DC stuff recently, including some videos... And is it just me, or does Conan have this really disturbing habit of posing like a pinup girl? He puts his hands behind his head, he stands hipshot... I don't seem to remember Shinichi doing this...
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Remember me? [Mar. 29th, 2009|12:59 pm]
marsdejahthoris
Hi, yeah. Not dead. The saga of the Dreaded Acid Reflux took an interesting turn... It was discovered I had gallstones, and gallbladder problems often cause an excess of stomach acid. So I was scheduled for laproscopic gallbladder removal. This is a very easy surgery, and I thank God they've invented it. That said, recovery still sucks, as I am gassy and occasionally nauseated, even if I'm not in pain.

My mother came down to take care of me the day of the surgery, and that evening, we watched Iron Man. A day or so later, I decided to break out the second disc that came with the movie, and watch the sneak preview of the animated series that came along with it.

Oh My GOD, it's horrible.

Spoiler Alert!Collapse )
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I was not aware of that! [Feb. 20th, 2009|05:01 pm]
marsdejahthoris
... Apparently, Walgreens Generic Cherry Pepto tastes like cake frosting. I was not aware of that.

I can live with this.

(Acid reflux is back, yes. Grrr. Argh.)
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Yeah, I'm alive. [Feb. 13th, 2009|08:49 pm]
marsdejahthoris
So I have mostly managed to conquer the dreaded Acid Reflux, and I got to go to Phoenix and visit my best friend. I was there six days, counting travel time. So sorry this is a bit late.

While I was out there, we went to Dave and Busters, and I did what I always do at arcades... blew all my money on whatever version of House of The Dead they have there. This one had 3 and 4, and I mainly played 3, it being cheaper and me being better able to handle the pump-action light gun than the machine gun.

I suck at these games. I suck royally. But I love them. I noticed that the voice acting in them's gotten better, which is damning with faint praise, I know. Given that 1 and 2 made Resident Evil 1 look well-acted, they had a LONG way up.

But I got to thinking, there are some interesting differences between HotD and RE, despite the huge similarities, and the big one is the zombies. If you don't want some minor game spoilers, stop reading now.



Everybody with me? Good.

RE's zombies are actually fairly well thought-out and explained. Sure, lots of handwavium on how the T-Virus really works, but at least it's mostly internally consistent. The big thing here is that RE Zombies are ALIVE. Okay yes, in Code: Veronica, the spill apparently resurrects corpses, but that seems to be a one-off. It certainly never happens in any of the other games that use it. So far, anyway.

HoTD's zombies seem to require dying first. Sophie, *In some endings* Goldman... we don't see too many conversions, but the ones we do see, the character is pretty much confirmed dead before rising. Except Daniel in 3's "bad ending," but he's a special case, being Patient 0 for his father's experiments.

Actually, we don't know if HotD's zombies are even infectious. G gets wounded in game 2, and shrugs it off. He's alive and well nineteen years later, in game 3. Game 1 has zombie researchers, but they could have been contaminated by a spill, rather than a carrier. And certainly Sophie looked just fine before she died. Goldman very likely could have injected himself, and it's an open question HOW the rest of the zombies got turned.

The only in-game explanation we get is the occasional vague line about "Genome theory." Which could mean damn near anything.

Geek that I am, my explanation is that what we've got is a retrovirus. It's capable of breeding to some extent in human tissue, but it only works if there's clinical death. If you survive long enough after being infected, your immune system clears it out, and you don't become a zombie. Hence G surviving game 2. Do enough tissue damage that oxygen deprivation starts setting in, and the virus kicks into gear, resurrects the dead tissue, and boom, zombie. Which can then create various mutations ala the bosses, if they weren't actually engineered by the psychos making things.

... God, I'm a geek...
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