May. 23rd, 2017 02:18 am[personal profile] armaina
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Possessiveness in fandom has been getting worse and worse and it's made interacting with anything fan related even more distressing.

Yep more babbling thought stream )

Trick or Treat!

May. 21st, 2017 02:29 am[personal profile] jewelfox
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In today's stream of Atelier Ayesha Plus, we made it from our tiny cottage in a meadow all the way to the big city, where we hope to find out more about the mysterious flower that blooms where our sister disappeared.

Along the way, we met some ... interesting characters!

Click here if you can't see Wilbell Voll-Ersleid.

At 10 PM Eastern on Sunday we're returning to Fate/EXTELLA, to discuss a previous cutscene before continuing Altera's route. This will contain major spoilers for anyone who hasn't seen the rest of the game, so you may wish to review a Let's Play or the archives before tuning in.

Don't forget to subscribe to our channel and turn on notifications, if you want to hear us narrate these games ^^; Or view today's Atelier stream!

Blank Slates

May. 20th, 2017 03:24 am[personal profile] armaina
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Something I realized lately is I seem to have a very different approach of interaction with media than many of the people I know and I'm not sure why I haven't really thought about it before.

thought stream babble )

Introducing the Moe Block

May. 19th, 2017 02:52 am[personal profile] jewelfox
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We've been having a lot of fun streaming Fate/EXTELLA over on our Twitch channel. It's silly, funny, and extremely gay, in the "girls doing it with other girls" sense. But it's also very dramatic, and on our first playthrough it made us cry so hard. For all these reasons, it is our favourite game ever.

But not everyone likes tears and shock. Frankly, not everyone can take it, especially with everything that's going on right now.

With that in mind, starting this Saturday evening at 10 PM Eastern we're going to stream a much fluffier and more soothing game: Atelier Ayesha Plus, the improved version of the first game in the Dusk trilogy.

Trailer and description behind cut! )


May. 17th, 2017 11:54 am[personal profile] redsixwing
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In "songs I probably should've realized were by the Dire Straits."

Artslam on DW

May. 14th, 2017 08:50 am[personal profile] armaina
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So I've always loved [livejournal.com profile] artslam on livejournal and now with all the changes on LJ and people on Dreamwidth, I thought there needed to be an Artslam mirror here. Surprisingly none had been made so I went ahead and set up the community myself: [community profile] artslam

I've got most the content on it but the archives are going to be on Livejournal still so I defiantly recommend taking a look at it over there as well to see it.

Now if you don't know what ArtSlam is, it's project/challenge between June-August where you draw once a day. Now you can do it for one month, two months or all three months. You also don't have to start on june, there are also start ups for July and August. You pick a subject or theme you give yourself to challenge and just do it once a day. The idea is to give yourself something to work on as well as commune with people that are also doing the same thing and both help and encourage each other through the community. So I hope some others participate as well!

Gaem Straem

May. 12th, 2017 01:12 pm[personal profile] armaina
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So now that I've gotten shadow play all set up and working proper, I've started streaming every so often my vidi game plays on Twitch

Mostly Warframe for the moment, but I'm thinking of doing a couple of specific streams such as whole playthroughs of the Tex Murphy games and a run of Mass Effect 'Bland Shepard Run' where I basically play the game with the default name/settings and use the middle choices at all times.

So hey give a follow if that seems interesting to you at all I guess

Countdown to the JLPT N2

May. 12th, 2017 08:28 am[personal profile] redsixwing
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The past two years, I've taken the JLPT in December. I passed the N3 last year, and the N4 the year before that. This year my target is the N2, which is a substantially harder test.

I tried to get a jump start on studying by ordering my materials in February, but with one thing and another, I've just now gotten my routine nailed back down and my kanji-study backlog under control.

I took the first of many practice tests last night and came in at 64%. Not a great grade - not a passing grade - but it's so much better than the 40 and 50-percent results I was getting at this time last year.

I also came in 4 minutes before the deadline... on a 15-minute quiz. I need to slow down and think harder, and that by itself should improve my score. Last year I was struggling to meet the deadline on every single quiz, so that's actually good news.

My goal is 80% per practice quiz again. If I can reliably hit that, the 70% or so that I get on the live test (which, of course, is longer, more demanding on focus and mental endurance, and probably actually has harder questions) should be sufficient to pass.

Study method babble )

My goal is to be at that 80% pass rate by mid-September, which is about the close of the registration period. If I don't have it by then, I likely won't have it in time for the test itself. That should give me time to get through my first two study books, read all my graded readers, and get a big chunk of WaniKani levels done.