Aug. 27th, 2012 07:49 pm
lienne: A happy, whirring cartoon chainsaw. (emotion: gleeful (perhaps deranged))
Just to head this off at the pass: if you hear anybody claiming that I get off on cleaning ovens, don't believe a word of it.

Relatedly, my hair smells like vinegar and my hands smell like baking soda.


May. 12th, 2012 07:57 pm
lienne: A fountain pen nib, lying on paper. (Default)
Humorous anecdote time:

So I'm playing this video game called Arc the Lad. It's moderately surreal, the plot is kind of obvious, but I really like the combat mechanics. And every so often it takes a turn for the completely hilarious. (Some among you will remember the tale of Choco, but I think this one is actually even better.)

First, some background facts.

Every playable character has three equipment slots for "Accessories" that give them combat bonuses not directly related to their weapon (there are three more slots for "Weapon Parts" that do those).

Every playable character also has "Special Moves"/"Skills", essentially spells, which they execute by spending a set amount of "Spirit Stones" per skill. The catch: there's a hard limit on the number of Spirit Stones each character can carry into battle, and another hard limit on the number of Spirit Stones you can have in your party inventory. And they are both pretty small limits, enough that I run into them regularly when I have to use a lot of Skills without a chance to refuel.

This is annoying! Luckily, there is a solution. I just came across a repeatable quest whose reward is an Accessory that cuts the price of all Skills by a third. Fill a character's equipment slots with those, and they can throw their Skills around for free. Hooray! Spirit Stones are totally redundant as soon as I win this tournament about a dozen more times! I just have to figure out a plausible in-character reason why every single member of my team, of whom three are male and one is a robot, goes into battle wearing three pairs of "Romantic Earrings" each. Well, hell, if they gave me infinite magic power I'd do it too.

two things

Mar. 5th, 2012 08:49 pm
lienne: The text "honey you should see me in a crown", somewhat in the style of the Keep Calm posters. (object: crown)
one of them has sub-things

  1. I had a midterm a while ago and I got it back today. 43.5/44. Who's the man. *uses most arrogant icon I own*

  2. Initially, when designing the Joker's apartment, I figured he just doesn't listen to music. Totally not a thing. He has no music collection and nothing to play one with.

    Since then I've had several moments while listening to music myself where I briefly rethought that assumption. The artists who caused this:

    • Alice Cooper (School's Out)
    • Marilyn Manson (I forget the specific songs)
    • The Police (Don't Stand So Close to Me)

    I really don't know what that means. XD


Feb. 19th, 2012 12:14 pm
lienne: Several beads painted with smiling faces. (emotion: friendly)
Iiiiii appear to have done this. Because of that.


Also I had a midterm on Friday and I'm pretty sure I kicked its ass, yay!


Feb. 4th, 2012 09:04 pm
lienne: A happy, whirring cartoon chainsaw. (emotion: gleeful (perhaps deranged))
[personal profile] rippedtheskyapart is now a thing.

His icon keywords appear to be an even split between narrative quotes and She Wants Revenge lyrics. I don't know how I feel about this. XD



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