The Caligula Effect - I Gave Up.

Jul. 20th, 2017 07:02 pm
batman: (Aurica trying to be sensible)
[personal profile] batman
I finally gave up on The Caligula Effect.

The Caligula Effect: 2017's first DNF! )

Right now I am playing Final Fantasy XII, Higurashi Chapter 3 and will move onto The Longest Journey once one of those is done. Then that will be it for July! No idea what August will bring...

Ys Seven - thoughts etc

Jul. 16th, 2017 06:25 pm
batman: Adol Christin from the Ys series (towards the dawn)
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So this morning I finished Ys Seven! This time around Adol is in AU northern Africa, making friends, influencing people, and surprisingly not getting shipwrecked despite securing passage on four boats. I know, I was surprised too. This is the last game in the Ys series focusing on Adol released in English, and I think the last Ys game I will play until Lacrymosa of Dana comes out in September. (Sorry, Ys Origin - I have too many games in my backlog!)

Adol secures passage on a boat and doesn't get shipwrecked? HOW CAN THIS BE. )

All right! Next up, I'm playing Higurashi Chapter 3 and Final Fantasy XII in part because [personal profile] larissa will likely beat down my door if I don't do FFXII. The Caligula Effect ... continues to be a work in progress sob.

Tokyo Xanadu - thoughts etc.

Jul. 16th, 2017 09:05 am
batman: Tokisaka Kou from Tokyo Xanadu (hanging with friends)
[personal profile] batman
I finished playing Tokyo Xanadu earlier this week but because work was brutal I have only now had the opportunity to write this up. Basically Tokyo Xanadu is what happens when the gameplay for Ys and the storywriting for Kiseki had a lovechild, and that lovechild went to school and hung out with the Persona kid for a bit and stuff rubbed off.

'Let me see ... Sweet, I have reception.' - Shinomiya Yuuki, doing what we all do when we arrive at a new place. )

Next up: a post for Ys Seven, and playing either Higurashi chapter 3, The Longest Journey, or the Final Fantasy XII remake!
thawrecka: (Angel)
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• I've been reading Raven Stratagem for a few weeks (no spoilers, I'm only halfway through) and having a strange sensation: that if I didn't already know that Lee was influenced by some of the same storytellers as me (i.e. Joss Whedon) I would be able to tell from this book. It's not the first time I've had a similar sensation with books or movies recently - I think part of why I reacted so strongly to Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is because I could tell how much of it came from the same primordial soup as the stuff I write. I'm already tuned to that frequency. I'm only going to feel this more and more as more people of around my age are creating more of the stuff, obviously.

Anyway, I was at dinner with a friend who loved this book and Ninefox Gambit last night, but who has grown to hate Whedon, and told her that thought -and then she thought for a moment and said I had ruined Mikodez for her, hahaha. But obviously not influenced by the parts of Angel that we've grown sour on, at least.

• I have my quibbles with it occasionally but the Romance Writers of Australia is such a great writing organisation, I often wish there were a similar organisation for Aussie sf/f writers. I know there's the Australian Horror Writers Association if you write that genre, but that is not the kind of speculative fiction I'm trying to write. And I know a lot of established Aussie writers join SFWA but part of what appeals about RWAus is that (a) it's explicitly an Australian organisation and (b) it's involved in helping authors at all stages of their careers. Which is nice, and one day I'm totally going to write that paranormal romance manuscript I fantasise about, but an Australia sf/f writers organisation would also be super duper awesome.


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