akinoame: (Default)
2017-07-27 07:51 pm

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So today I drafted my letter of resignation and notified my assistant manager and coworker. I turn it in tomorrow. It wasn't easy, but I need to leave.

I'm hoping that one day, I'll be able to get into a public health school, preferably to help with mental health policy and identification and treatment, so if anyone has resources to help me prepare for that, that'd be greatly appreciated.
akinoame: (Hina: Wish)
2017-07-20 01:10 pm

Job woes

Never heard back from the job I interviewed for, nor for the job that actually got back to me about possible interview. Applying to a new crop today.

Once again, I feel utterly hopeless and wonder what's the point in doing all this if I'm never going to get out of this shitty job and poor county. There's that annoying voice in my head saying, "Just go to grad school and you'll have more doors open!" and I want to stab it dead because I can't gather up the money or the recommendations in order to go.

Basically, I go back to work on Monday and I'm already spiralling into another depressive mood.
akinoame: (J: Bananas)
2017-07-09 05:05 pm

I almost forgot what that felt like

I'm bored today. I did everything I needed to while recovering from this stomach problem. Or there's stuff that I still don't trust myself to do.

It's weird. Admittedly, I could read another book or I could write, but I'm trying to ration my books right now and I'm not finding the spark to write while I'm feeling buggy.
akinoame: (Baby Terry)
2017-07-08 12:46 am

On Batfeels

Every so often, I think I swell up with so much emotion about Batman that I have to let it explode.

Today was almost that day. I was going to write at length on Adam West, the joy and delight of a joyful and delightful Batman series, and the environment I grew up with as a wee DCAU fan.

Instead, I RP-ed Eiji and Ankh getting into an argument about them both needing therapy.

Oh well. Next Bat-time, next Batfeels.

Edit, non-Batman related: FUCKYESFINALLY!
akinoame: (Zhane)
2017-07-04 03:42 pm

Dino Force Brave 11 & 12

So I just finished up South Korea's first original foray in the Power Rangers/Super Sentai franchise: Dino Force Brave. Yes, it has its problems. It goes too fast, and just about every character other than Juyong, Juhyeuk, Deisaurus, and occasionally Torin feels extraneous. Purun and Dohee are probably the worst offenders, since at least Sechang and Hyunjun were beginning to get personalities--those two never really developed.

But the acting is pretty good. I think it's probably the hardest thing to act well in anything that has this number of special effects and people in costumes. There's this inherent sense of "...you know I'm talking to a giant bird with hair coming out of his eyes," and the focus on action makes it hard to develop chemistry between the cast. But I think as far as it went with everyone coming to trust Juhyeuk and how badly he realized he needed their trust and friendship--that was done well.

The final battle does have me wondering if the last battle in any Sentai season should eschew traditional effects and rely heavily on CG. It is thrilling...but at the same time, everything is going by so quickly that it's really hard to see anything. I think if Sentai can figure out a better balance of that, they could make the most boring part of the show, the giant robot vs. monster battle, one of the most exciting.

Also, props to the casts of Dino Force Brave and Zyuohger for one of the best hand-offs in history. The Sentai hand-offs are a tradition, usually between the Reds of each team. As far as Power Rangers is concerned, the only real hand-offs have happened in a meta sense, with one season's cast announcing the next during conventions, and the Sudarso brothers putting together their own Blue Ranger hand-off from Dino Charge to Ninja Steel. But I like how Juyong and Juhyeuk handled theirs to "Animal Force," or the Zyuohgers. It's a good way to get everyone pumped for the next season, and it looks like they tried to have at least Yamato's actor flown out to South Korea for the hand-off. It's cute.

Overall, don't expect anything mesmerizing. A lot of the issues with Sentai and Power Rangers as a whole are still there, but it's still pretty memorable. It's just meant to have fun, and that's sometimes what you want to see most.
akinoame: (Hina: Mermaid)
2017-06-21 10:23 pm

Going to hell

Clearly, I'm going to Fanfic Hell.

I just used the phrase "Goto too."
akinoame: (G'Kar: Hardboiled)
2017-06-17 01:59 pm

Things I probably should not be worrying about

I'm revising chapter 1 of the to-be-named Hina mermaid sort-of AU. But that's okay, because it was always a placeholder chapter. I know there's more I'll have to revise down the line in it until I'm actually happy with it.

Part of me wants to just go full-blown AU, even if I don't decide to just indulge in mermaid AU fun all the time.

Another part of me wants to make this fill in all of the gaps in canon, giving Mezool a stronger character, giving Hina time to deal with losing her dream, setting into motion both Mezool and Ankh's fascination with humanity and senses and emotions, and...

Explaining why Hina's couch changes from a leather futon to a comfy, well-worn loveseat between episodes 36 and 41.

...Shit, her kitchen chairs also change! Clearly this is another thing I need to explain in my mermaid AU!

what the fuck is wrong with me?
akinoame: (Default)
2017-06-17 09:45 am
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Geed news

Seeing this, I can't wait to see the new Ultra. He's adorable, they gave him the perfect name (seriously, ANOTHER kid named Riku trying to use darkness for good? Perfect!), and it looks like he comes pre-packaged with an alien boy with a crush on him. Cute.
akinoame: (R-Kotaro)
2017-06-11 05:35 pm
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Kyuuranger Reaction Post #17

Thank you again, Garou, for being the gayest wolf in the galaxy.
akinoame: (My hand is a cow!)
2017-06-02 09:32 pm

Mermaid AU update

As I try to finish chapter 2, I realize I've accidentally written in Shirtless Date again (see here and here).
akinoame: (Default)
2017-06-01 09:55 pm

Medietas

So I signed up Eiji for the RNG to get some plot done in medietas. I'm honestly bored out of my skull in the game, and I'm giving it another month to see if maybe things pick up.
akinoame: (Default)
2017-05-29 08:43 pm
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Dino Force Brave Reaction Post #6

Still the least subtle foreshadowing since...well, you'll see when I get to it in the Power Rangers in Space review.

Juhyuk is still my favorite shitlord. "If you hire me as a mercenary, then MAYBE I'll help." With Dohee like "...fuck this guy. seriously, fuck this guy."

And then add him to the end credits with the Rangers dancing. I'm guessing someone took him up on that offer.

Honestly, it's still a bit The Juyong Show, but now that there's more focus on Juhyuk, the others are getting more to do. Looking forward to Sechang getting some much-needed development.
akinoame: (Fan)
2017-05-28 08:45 pm
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Kyuuranger Reaction Post #15

Finally, a Hame episode! It's about time! I guess the personality they're going with for her is "spunky go-get-em girl," which I'm okay with, so long as it's consistent and we get more of her. Spada's even managing to grow on me, though I will forever associate him with "face in ass" defeats enemies.

As for the B plot...it's probably carried a little stronger. The A plot is typical Star Trek style fare, which is great and all, but I literally forgot about the Vela Kyuutama being a plot point because they were trying to prevent a girl from being sacrificed to Evil Nessie and Naaga was being an idiot. Takatylo Ren's revelation was well-acted, but I think the close-up on Stinger's face killed some of the tension. Just the angle, it makes his face look awkward.

But, hey! They finally remembered how to use ninja powers! I mean, it's only been two years. Give us more of Hame using them. Don't make this like "Oh, right, Fuuka was clumsy in the first episode, remember that?" from Ninninger.
akinoame: (Hina: Mermaid)
2017-05-27 11:31 pm

At least it's a 3 day weekend

Today was a bad allergy day. Mom, Little Sis, my uncle, and I all were sneezing almost nonstop. I was on 4 different meds to try to control it, to varying success. Needless to say, not the right frame of mind to write or do job applications.

It is, however, the right frame of mind to spend hours Photoshopping a mermaid Hina for that fic I'm taking too seriously so I can RP that AU with Wei. I finished this icon, and I'm struggling with finding a good background for the second.
akinoame: (Kayura sword)
2017-05-25 02:30 pm
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akinoame: (Ariel)
2017-05-25 11:37 am

Icon related

So this fic I'm writing is rapidly becoming a mess. A good kind, though, although I don't know why everyone is hooking up with everyone. I have OOOT3 with all pairing permutations, Mezool/Hina, Mezool/Eiji, Kazari platonically fucking with everyone, and possibly some Shingo/Goto for good measure? Because I somehow convinced myself this is a logical ship?

Also as far as Kazari fucking with everyone goes, everyday, I have to go back and edit part of a chapter because he's changed his mind and done something else, so everyone else is scrambling to keep up with him.
akinoame: (Jin and J)
2017-05-21 07:54 pm
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Kyuuranger Reaction Post #14

Okay, it might have been a mistake to watch this after the Doubutsu Sentai mini-movies. I'm enjoying Hiroya's get up a little too much, and I swear there is a blink-and-miss-it cameo by Jealousshito.

I am very proud of Lucky and Spada for trying to stop themselves from falling a third time...but then the gold bedpan from Ninninger made a cameo too.

And while I'm not crazy that Hame was out of the episode for so long, at least they had her running evacuations. Plus, we get her episode next time, so hopefully that'll work out. Maybe now, we're getting things a little more balanced in terms of characters.