Spinning Rose (Miki)

Craziness, or Why does my brain do this to me?

Admittedly, I've been ignoring LJ in favor of posting stuff to Facebook. However, this is just far too wacky and out there for Facebook... so I'm putting it here for posterity's sake.

At some point in the last two nights, I had a crazy dream about Fellowship! the Musical, the parody musical of Lord of the Rings movie (the first one). Except somehow I drempt up a Japanese-style musical version of it... featuring Kimeru as Legolas. I have no clue who he was singing the duet with Gimli with, though, which is highly disappointing.

Somehow this tragedy also included Chisa Yokoyama, who was Shinguji Sakura in Sakura Taisen. I don't think she was Gimli. As I put more thought into this by typing this out (while listening to the soundtrack, of course, as I start off my day working from home), I am totally hearing Shirota Yuu as Aragorn. I really need to stop thinking about this, but those are the types of ideas I always have the hardest time getting out of my head.

Don't ask what caused this, as I have absolutely no idea. It certainly wasn't playing Assassin's Creed Brotherhood a lot over the weekend, no relation there. Holy hell, my brain does come up with some crazy stuff sometimes though, doesn't it.
  • Current Music
    I Always Thought (Legolas/Gimli Duet)
Camo Mage (Sousuke from FMP)


I just managed to take care of one of my goals in FFXI: Red Mage Maat.

First attempt was last night, and I tried doing it melee with my Hornetneedle and Enstone II/Aero III. Didn't work out so well. Got him under 50% life within ~6.5 minutes, but that's when he decided I'd used enough ethers and potions at that point and smote my ass.

So this morning I trekked out to Beadeaux for another round with Ruby Quadav. There was a BST80 there, and he offered to kill Ruby for me. He used the ladybug pet, and got a RDM Testament on the first one (so that made me 2/2 on Testimony drops). Well, I warped back to Jeuno, and decided to give it a go.

I had Dark, Wind, and Stone Staves with me... but no Water Staff for Water III, and not a single grip since I'm normally meleeing with our static trio. Nothing special as far as other other gear - just what I wear for XP (including full AF).

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Cleared the battle in 4 minutes, 56 seconds... just off the current record of 4 minutes, 49 seconds. I finished with 628 HP / 134 MP. Got a couple of skillups in Enfeebling, Elemental and Evastion, too.
  • Current Mood
    ecstatic ecstatic
Momo Power Make Up! (Momo-chan)

It's April 1, Fools...

Okay, so I really am not a fan of April Fool's Day, especially with all the crap that game sites and fansubbers tend to pull... although I really have to wonder why people freak out, knowing it's April 1. For instance, the overreaction to Miss Dream's April Fool regarding Funimation picking up Sailor Moon.

But I have to say: this one, from Suburban Senshi, rocks.

Sailor 134340, indeed. LOL!
  • Current Music
    Les Miserables - Red Cast - Finale
Busche (Suikoden Tierkreis)

Errr... happy March?

Clearly I have been ignoring LJ, since Facebook has become the primary way I keep in touch with most folks. I've removed the auto-renew from my account, so I think I'll be going free user when I come up for renewal... all I really will lose is all of the icons, and I can deal with that.
Christmas Mokona (MKR)

Apparently Overcommercialized

Apparently, I just do not post here often anymore since my last post was well more than a month ago, so that means I probably wasted the paid membership for this year. Facebook is free and doesn't require massive thought to make posts. Oh well, I learn. And I make sure my account isn't on auto-renew... >.>

Anyway, I guess it's time to make the obligatory over-commercialized holiday wish list posting... and it's all Collapse )

While walking through the grocery store with Jen's parents (don't ask), at least I got treated to one of the Christmas songs I don't mind so much: "We Need a Little Christmas" from Mame. And it was the Angela Lansbury version, at that. Of course, the next month of listening to nothing but Christmas music when going out shopping will definitely point me towards online shopping again. I just have no idea what I'm getting anyone. Well, except I found a couple things for Jen that I think she'll like. ^_^
  • Current Music
    San d'Oria Theme Song
Oishi (Prince of Tennis)

Cell Phone Upgrade

Because of the rapidly deteriorating condition of my cell phone, just placed an order for a new one. Jen is upgrading too, since her phone has been acting goofy (but not as bad as mine), but mainly to get us both back on the same contract schedule.

I mean, seriously... why sell a "family plan" if you're going to treat them all separately?

Not to mention, when I called customer service to ask some questions, they told me that it would be $97.99 to upgrade... but I just placed the order online and the web site gave me the phone for $9.99 (plus all of the wonderfully assorted associated fees, all $28 of them).

What's wrong with my phone:
- The earpiece speaker is busted. I can only make/receive calls via speakerphone.
- Half of the internal LCD screen is dim.
- To do anything on my phone requires removing the battery, putting it back in, and turning it on. This is good for one and only one use. Once I flip it closed, opening it back up either results in a blank screen and a frozen phone, or a random color pattern (like the old emergency broadcast system patterns) and a frozen phone. Then I have to take out the battery again.

Moral of the story: don't try to contact me by cell phone. Not that anybody does.

But the replacement has an estimated arrival date of next Thursday.

I wonder if I can find my last phone, and if it would still work with my SIM card...
  • Current Mood
    cranky cranky
The Fish (Seramyu)


Well, I had gotten into the FFXIV beta, I think at the start of the second phase. For like two weeks, I was never available when the servers were up, but I eventually got some time to get in.

Character creation went well. hope +10

Then I got into the cut scene and the game. Ouch. hope -1 million

The game looked like rainbow throw up. Well, close to that, anyway. I was probably getting about 2 fps. Actually, maybe a little higher than that, but knowing that the minimum spec (a 9800GT) is something like 18 times faster than the 8500GT I have in my box, it couldn't have been much higher than that. >.>

I logged my first character out right as I got to Limsa Luminasa (oh wherever) when it took almost a minute for other characters to start appearing on my screen.

I'm not spending $100 or more on a new video card just to play the rest of the beta, and since we're not upgrading both Jen and my computers, it doesn't make any sense for me to start playing on my own. Maybe once the PS3 version comes out...

Besides, there's still stuff I want to accomplish in FFXI. I picked up a Red Mage's Testimony from Ruby Quadav a while back (my first one, RDM67, my first time doing the sleep/nuke method on anything) in what I had originally thought was possibly a bad idea. I haven't gotten the guts to try Maat out yet, though. I'm not horribly comfortable with sleep/nuke, but I'm only not entirely comfortable with the thought of trying to melee Maat down without a really fancy shiny pointy thing, any of which would not be easy to come by.

I also still want to get to wear my Rapparee Harness on DNC, after all the trouble I went through to get those damned panties, stupid fetishist wench.

I have also been playing Star Ocean 4, and liking it quite a lot so far.