narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (drained)
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I steal memes from [livejournal.com profile] nekonexus:
Ask me one fandom-related question in the comments. This can be fandom-specific, general, or about fandom/lj stuff/fic writing/etc. in general. Favorite character, favorite moment, unpopular opinion, something about a fic of mine... whatever. Wackiness encouraged. Once I answer, you can ask again.

Also: Silent Hill 4: trapped in his flat - Yahtzee, Silent Hill 4 and Reeves & Mortimer

In other news, I’ve never regarded myself as a combat-driven gamer: if I want to playing a fighting game I’ll go play one but I’ve always thought myself happy with point and click adventures as well. That said, replaying Blood Omen I’ve found myself thinking that I’d quite happily do unspeakable things to Kain’s doubtless decomposing business in exchange for just one combo that wasn’t hit attack repeatedly until he laughs, shouts “Vae victis” or something dies. Still, at least directional blood suck is always entertaining.

All change

Dec. 29th, 2009 01:09 am
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In a fit of change and a slightly sparkling spring water drink, compounded by [livejournal.com profile] nekonexus and Sim Tower I’ve finally gone in for a journal name change. I’ve changed the title and subtitle before but I’ve been thinking about simplifying the actual user id for a while now so here it is: a user id in which I style myself a Baron of the Holy Roman Empire because Prince-Elector would have involved umlauts and I certainly wasn’t going to go spelling it without.

This user id actually being an example of one of the things I love about German: the fact that you can take a phrase that would be comprised of separate words in English and ram it all together to make one long word so you get things like ‘die Lebensversicherungsgesellschaft’ or ‘Life Insurance Company’. Granted, ‘Reichsfreiherr’ doesn’t literally translate as ‘Baron of the Empire’ since ‘Freiherr’ is literally ‘free lord’ but still. And having done the same thing with my user id in other locations where I’ve used ‘kleinkindertod’ which wouldn’t be one word in English either being ‘Little Children’s Death’, akin quite possibly to the Death of Rats from Discworld, it's certainly quicker to type.

Any old links using the LJ code will automatically change and anything with the old ‘imperial_artist’ URL will redirect anyway but now I no longer have to fiddle with an underscore.

And least I lose the opportunity to link this: have the obligatory Mazinger Z Baron Ashura shower scene which is of course NSFW.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (maybe)
The Biblical Story of Jesus in Egypt - Al-Ahram

Odds and ends (including Ancient Egyptian Games Online) - Egyptology News

Catnip pillow (and cat) - [livejournal.com profile] nekonexus

This is not an exit (American Psycho) - Yuletide fic

The Phantom of Manhattan Review Part 3 (in particular at 8:50) - Phantom Reviews (youtube)

The ‘other’ Phantom of the Opera musical (youtube)

Grimoires: A History of Magic Books by Owen Davis - bookslut (review)

In other news: having wound up with a Jelly-Belly selection box boasting forty flavours over the holiday I’ve started experimenting with some of the ‘recipes’ that came on the little insert card. One was a combination of cream soda and root beer jelly beans to create a taste like a root beer float which unfortunately for me tasted like Pepto-bismol or possibly Germolene. Likewise the lemon meringue pie combination tasted like hairspray. Though at least the jalapeño favoured jelly beans did taste like jalapeños… jalapeños with a really bizarre texture.
And I found the strawberry mochi that followed after much too sweet.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (pathway)
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2000 BBC adaptation )

Links

Oct. 22nd, 2009 07:24 pm
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (flashback)
Review of Wraeththu: From Enchantment to Fulfillment RPGnet
”The Wraeththu aren’t gay-friendly; they’re gay-friendly to the extent that they appeal to thirteen-year old girls.”
The whole Wraethehu concept always reminds me of the main character in The Witcher (Zero Punctuation review) for some reason.

Tokyo: Town of Terror CNN Go
Tokyo is renowned for being one of the safest cities in the world, but that only refers to humans. Strange things lurk in the shadows of this high-tech metropolis. Ancient things. Powerful things. Possibly even dangerous things ...

Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide yokaiattack.com

Autumnal Greens Casserole (Vegetarian) [livejournal.com profile] vom_marlowe (linked by [livejournal.com profile] nekonexus)

Crossed Genres
Issue 12, released November 1st will be the LGBTQ one featuring at least one pretty darn amazing writer that I will cryptically not name. Tekeli-li.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (lazy)
"A predicate is a conditional expression that, combined with the logical operators AND and OR, makes up the set of conditions in a WHERE, HAVING, or ON clause." (Predicate analysis)

An SQL explanation, though I’m using this as a discourse analysis explanation because I somehow can’t quite wrap my head around the linguistic one these days.

I’m just waiting for this to happen next.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (sandman)
Cigars & tea )

And some comic book rambling )

Also: Penny Arcade.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (faggotry)
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Also: Are anime characters Caucasian or Japanese? (youtube)
Which spells it out nicely. Especially for those racists who think that anything that falls outside of the ‘norms’ that they’ve decided on for another culture means that said culture encourages people to try to be white.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (fake)
Even in fanfiction Lestrade seems to get the short end of the stick but I do believe that I’ve found the one piece that actually had me rooting for him to get his happy ending and to hell with Holmes and Watson by the end of it.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (curio)
Tea )

In other news, [livejournal.com profile] levyrasputin asked for music a little while ago prompting a very daft comment on my part which led to the production of this piece of Triniy Blood art. And of course there’s much more where that came from.

Also: wiki’s list of Romanian adjectives because while I can’t even order two beers in the language (something that is essential to know in any language) I’m rather interested in figuring out a little of how Romanian word construction works.

And while I remember, alarming event of the day: watching the quick-light coal reignite after I’d put it on the bowl. That’s never happened to me before but it’s probably my own fault for not watching to make sure the coal lit the entire way across.


Sunlight (PG. 2067 words.)
Forsaken by the light Ion watches Radu in the sun.
(Every time I write a younger Radu getting involved with Süleyman he seems to get younger and younger. He's fifteen this time round which is almost Knightly/Emma territory.)
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (recompense)
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Because there’s nothing like gratuitous application of the Raistlin Principle to restore your faith in humanity as demonstrated by Tweenbots. It may only be a small thing but the fact that the principle of reaching out to help someone, or in this case something, more helpless than yourself still functions serves as a good reminder that there may yet be some hope for humanity after all. The link itself also demonstrates that [livejournal.com profile] nekonexus always finds the most interesting things in his online travels.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (faggotry)
Part 1 of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson which is the Russian adaptation.

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narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (Sherlockian)
The Picture of Dorian Gray )

Sherlock Holmes - A Baker Street Dozen )

Also: Phantom Reviews (youtube) - which as the title suggests are reviews of various Phantom of the Opera films.

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