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I have been replaying the Suikoden games recently and want to write some Suikoden ficlets. If anyone sees this, give me a prompt! Gen, Het, Slash, Femmeslash... It's all good! I like pretty much all of the characters. I have a fondness for pairings derived from deep canon friendships like Riou and Jowy (and Nanami or any combination therein), Rahal and Rooj, Miklotov and Camus, etc. I also adore canon romances like Sierra and Nash, Jowy and Jilia, and Prince and Lyon. But don't feel like you have to stick with those. Challenge me! :)

I should know that I am not at all comfortable with Suikoden 4 or Tactics canon. I've never played either myself (the random battle frequency was my doom, I get bored and the plot of that one didn't make up for it), but I have WATCHED them played and I love everything about Ted, so he's a safe character, but most of the other non-essential characters I only have a vague recollection of.

Tierkreis prompts are also more than welcome.

Hopefully this will be awesome!


Mar. 17th, 2011 10:07 am
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001Beginnings 002Middles 003Ends 004Insides 005Outsides
006Hours 007Days 008Weeks 009Months 010Years
011Red 012Orange 013Yellow 014Green 015Blue
016Purple 017Brown 018Black 019White 020Colourless
021Friends 022Enemies 023Lovers 024Family 025Strangers
026Teammates 027Parents 028Children 029Birth 030Death
031Sunrise 032Sunset 033Too Much 034Not Enough 035Sixth Sense
036Smell 037Sound 038Touch 039Taste 040Sight
041Shapes 042Triangle 043Square 044Circle 045Moon
046Star 047Heart 048Diamond 049Club 050Spade
051Water 052Fire 053Earth 054Air 055Spirit
056Breakfast 057Lunch 058Dinner 059Food 060Drink
061Winter 062Spring 063Summer 064Fall 065Passing
066Rain 067Snow 068Lightning 069Thunder 070Storm
071Broken 072Fixed 073Light 074Dark 075Shade
076Who? 077What? 078Where? 079When? 080Why?
081How? 082If 083And 084He 085She
086Choices 087Life 088School 089Work 090Home
091Birthday 092Christmas 093Thanksgiving 094Independence 095New Year
096Writer‘s Choice 097Writer‘s Choice 098Writer‘s Choice 099Writer‘s Choice 100Writer‘s Choice
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So, wow, 2010, what good were you?

What Happened to Me in 2010, a short list.

  • Things went pretty smoothly. Can't remember anything particularly good or bad here.

  • Got laid off from work.

  • Terrible case of bedbugs rampant throughout apartment building, but since we're moving in the end of July they decide not to treat out unit, because that involves packing all of our stuff and moving it somewhere else for two weeks anyway.
  • Subsequently I spent roughly 8 weeks being devoured by beg bugs.
  • I am apparently ALLERGIC to bedbugs, because I had a much more extreme reaction to the devouring and was covered in excruciatingly itchy, red welts that left bruises for weeks after I moved out of the apartment.
  • Still bedbugs.
  • Boyfriend nearly dies on the highway trying to drive to Alabama, where we are moving, after three of his tires blow out, but is ultimately uninjured.
  • I nearly kill myself trying to pack all of our stuff, by myself, in a week. 
  • Which turned into four days because one of my friends who was going to help me move could only help on that specific day. 
  • And then he canceled anyway.

  • Boyfriend graduates from college.
  • We move to Alabama and begin living with Boyfriend's father and step-mother. 
  • Continuing in the fashion of "you should have known better", I paid for all of the moving expenses.
  • I find a job not pertaining to my degree right away.

  • I expected to have our own place by now, but no move has been made because Boyfriend hasn't found a job yet.  And has not had a job "because of course loads" since sometime in 2009, so has nothing saved.
  • I get another job not pertaining to my degree to compensate.

  • Passes in a haze of working two almost full time jobs with no days off except maybe every other week.
  • All of the cleaning chores Boyfriend's parents assign get passed to me and I get blamed by everyone when they don't happen.
  • Fights about the future with Boyfriend go here.
  • I become Pregnant.

  • Fights develop into him yelling at me and be sobbing helplessly because, you know, I didn't do it by myself.
  • Still working two jobs.
  • Break up with Boyfriend sometime before Thanksgiving.
  • Wait to tell everyone until after Thanksgiving.
  • I lose the pregnancy sometime in the middle.  No one but Ex-Boyfriend ever knew about it, so it doesn't matter anyway.  Right?

  • Move back to Florida and back in with my parents.
  • Chafe because even though I'm 25 and have been completely on my own for 4 years, I am still their "baby."
  • Love and appreciate them anyway.
  • Got a job not pertaining to my degree fairly quickly!
  • Pass New Years alone for the first time in 5 years.  Become overwhelmed by self-pity even though things are going relatively okay.
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Amber is perhaps the best insight into the Fool's character I could have ever hoped for. Oh, Fitz. You were such an ignorant prick. Your whole life.

It is a compliment to the author that I can hate the main character so completely but still remain devoted to his story, if only for a glimpse of the other people who color his life.

Of the three sets, Liveship Traders is definitely the much better trilogy. Leaps and bounds.
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I can't help but wonder if the fact that I like David is enough to overcome the million-and-one "hates" that The Last Remnant inspires in me.

It's just that I am 99.99% sure that I hate everything about the game's execution except for David, Emma and the voice acting. But I like David, Emma and the voice acting a LOT.

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I don't have many people who read me (and I have been pretty silent recently, despite best efforts...) but I'm curious to see people's prompts! If any of you out there want to, you can direct people my way for a drabble! :)

The Great A-Z Multifandom Drabbling Meme!

This is how it works:

1. Pick a letter.
2. Pick a prompt that starts with that letter (ex. K is for Keyhole).
3. Pick a fandom / comic / webcomic (if you're not sure of a fandom I might know just ask away) and a character/pairing. Yes, I can do more than one drabble on a particular character/pairing, just not more than one letter prompt.

Leave them in a comment and I'll write a drabble of it. No repeats in letters.

N is for Night, Suikoden, Viktor for [personal profile] inarticulate

Any Suikoden
Tales of the Abyss
Tales of Symphonia
Tales of Vesperia
Dynasty Warriors
Kingdom Hearts (1, 2, CoM)
Infinite Undiscovery
Rai-kirah Trilogy by Carol Berg
Petshop of Horrors
Any CLAMP excepting Chobits

Those are just things I've been into recently or will be eternally into... Really, as long as it's not anime that was released within the last three years you can at least ask me and we'll see!

I can also do something original. :)
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Hahahaha breaking a long silence to say something of the utmost importance:

Sex Pistols OVA.

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So I have moved in with the boyfriend! It's nice so far, but the place is a mess and I have no idea where to put anything or where anything is. We got a used washer/dryer but OF COURSE turns out the dryer doesn't heat up and the washer's hoses leak. My dad's coming over to see if he can fix it tomorrow.

It was really funny the first night we were hear. Saffy, the inbred Siamese, suddenly didn't know who Orange Cat was anymore, thought he was a stranger, and wouldn't stop hissing at him all night! Poor Sebastian (Orange Cat) was so heart broken. He's a bit co-dependent. Needs to be around other cats constantly. Needs to sleep on them, etc. Shadow was calm as can be the whole time.

Work is hard. I am cooking dinner now. I wonder if the boyfriend will cook for me when he gets a job? lol.
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My boyfriend is a very self-centered man, without realizing it.

Had the first full day of my new job today, came home and was very tense. Asked him what he wanted for dinner and he suggested KFC, but on further prodding he said he didn't especially care what we had. I told him I'd prefer not to get fast-food because I can't afford it. After being jobless for two months I can barely afford next month's rent. He didn't say anything and when we left I assumed we were going to the grocery for food that I can buy with my food stamps. Instead we went to walmart (we don't have a super walmart) so he could buy marshmallows and I could get catfood (although he forgot I even needed to get that). After that I asked him, "so now where are we going?" hoping the answer would be either "home" or "publix". What I got was, "KFC!" :\

He blew up at me when I said that I'd just eat something at home, but he could go ahead and get what he wanted. Add that to a long, stressful day and I burst into tears in the car, sobbing about money and rent and cats and jobs.

Sure he turned around to go to publix. But then he made me cook while he showered. Haha. This is going to get old quick unless he finds a job, too.
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Trying to find a good site to buy pet medication from as Sir Shadow is being eaten alive by fleas THAT I CAN'T SEE. Seriously, it's very frustrating. I've been searching for evidence of their existence other than the itching scabs and consequent bald spots they leave on poor Shadow (he's allergic), but I haven't seen a single one of the buggers. Today, finally there was flea dirt on Shadow's chin, but that's literally the first trace. I've combed all the cats more than thoroughly, given them baths... Nothing, not a single flea in evidence. :\

It's crazy.

Rain! :D

Jun. 4th, 2009 03:02 pm
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It's raining! :D
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Still looking for a real job, but now at least I have something temporary lined up starting the 22nd. It's with a uniform store, they sell mainly scrubs but they need additional part time for the summer rush of school uniforms. Fun! Excitement! Adventure!

I'm still hoping that the interview I had at the veterinary clinic for a receptionist position pans out. But it seems that they had a lot of interviews with people more qualified than I am. I've only worked briefly in an office setting and I was a records specialist not a receptionist.

I can stop stressing out quite so badly now. I was beginning to worry that I'd have to move back in with the parents. I don't know what my boyfriend would have done if I had, he's depending on me for half of his rent starting in July, when his current roommate moves away. He couldn't get a place anywhere on his own.

So that's that!
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So I just got Richard in my Suikoden 5 replay. And he's never leaving my party again. That poor guy, he would have totally won the Sacred Games if he hadn't been drugged in the first round. I had forgot that little detail about why he was in the Waterfall Basin to begin with.

It's just, not only is Richard hands down the most powerful melee character (I won't say "the most powerful character" because Zerase exists and, well...) but you get him at level 44. Belcoot comes to you at level 36, and he was winning the Games with no struggle. With so many bad-ass competitors, it's no wonder Gizel had to resort to drugging them. (Especially since Childerich probably the lamest character in the game. Him beat Richard or Belcoot? Pfft.)

It's funny, though. Richard is definitely the strongest melee character in the game and I would say he'd probably beat out everyone in the other games, too (I can't really think of a stronger fighter right now. Maybe Valeria or Viktor?) But he doesn't realize it! He's so clueless, he's never really been trained. I think Mueller just sort of looks at Richard in a sort of paternal despair and sends him off to keep his silly little head occupied until he's needed whenever Richard asks him for training.

What would Lym's marriage to Richard have looked like? XD I imagine they would have been delightfully clueless with each other. Richard probably would have run out of their marriage night (assuming they waited for marriage until Lymsleia was old enough to consummate) saying something along the lines of "AHHH, girlparts! Mueller what do I do??"
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• Georg Prime ('nough said? I think so. Although I am in the habit of yelling at the voice actors when they call him George. My brain insists that that name is pronounced Gey-org because of the German spelling.)
• Ferid knowing exactly what was going to go down and using Georg's man crush on him indiscriminately. Also, his eyebrows are pretty sexy, I dunno.
• Prince Freyjadour is probably tied with Riou for my favorite tenkai. He and Riou both are the most expressive tenkai stars. Not including Tierkreis, of course, though I would hazard to say this includes Thomas because, despite being a tenkai who talks, Thomas really only had one personality mode. Riou and Prince visibly run the gambit. Also, there's something hot about a bad ass fighter also being a bad ass healer.
• Lelei
• "Hey, Sialeeds, you're taking a really long time to become a star, aren't you? Hey, Sialeeds, is it time for you to become a star now? H-hey. Sialeeds? Why are you..? Oh. :<"
• Despite everything and while still remaining a villain, I totally felt a lot of sympathy for Gizel by the end of the game.

Also, if Suikoden 6 ever happens, I want it to be set in the New Armes Kingdom. It seems like there's potential there.

(Can you tell what game I'm replaying now? The boyfriend has stolen the computer I've been using to play Vagrant Story on, so I'm left with the real consoles.)
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Job hunting is in no way a fun or entertaining venture. It's been about four weeks since I was fired, and I live in Florida, which is on the top 10 list of unemployable states, yay!

So I've had a lot of time on my hands! I've been considering getting back into writing, trying to finish my novel, etc, the usual. Mostly I've been replaying Vagrant Story. There is so much of that game that requires a replay, I never knew. I pieced together most of what was going on when I sat down with the plot after I first beat it, god, 10 years ago. It's been one of my favorite games ever since. But even then you don't think about the seemingly insignificant details that mean so much.

My boyfriend says he tried to play the game years and years ago but he couldn't get into it because it's what he calls a dance sim. His other reason is that Ashley is alone the whole game. But? His favorite game is Parasite Eve which, correct me if I'm wrong, is even more stark and lonely than Vagrant Story. At least Ashley runs into Sydney every five minutes. :p
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Well, it has been quite some time since I've attempted an active journal. :) This will take a bit of getting used to.
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