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18th-Mar-2012 01:18 pm(no subject)
To those who might be interested, I'm doing a Legend of Korra RPG.


It might move to IJ later, but eh.
15th-Mar-2012 02:40 pm - Hellsing AMV
A x I
Video: Hellsing OVA (Incl. spoilers for 8/9)
Audio: Passive - A Perfect Circle
Summary: "It's always humans who defeat monsters."

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14th-Feb-2012 03:31 pm - ME3 Demo
Well, that was underwhelming.

Demo spoilers under here.Collapse )

crossposted from dreamwidth, but you can comment in either place
I miss having someplace to write about things I dislike rather than just posting silly gifs about things I dislike, though I am sure there is a delicate balance to be struck there, yes? Yes.

So a couple people were asking for my thoughts on Assassin's Creed: Revelations and it took me a while to dig out, so there's a link.

I'll add additionally that when I attended the AC:R Ubisoft launch party I talked to the head writer and told him I'd be interested in seeing more women Assassins. He told me there were a lot of reasons that he couldn't talk about why things were the way they were, but that I should "watch Embers because I wouldn't be disappointed." I was hella disappointed. I went numbercrunching after I watched and found out that A) We only meet one named female assassin who doesn't die/isn't killed, and that's Rebecca, and B) The female characters that appear in any given game are proportionally something like 11% for Assassins and 33% for Templars... I lost the numbers exactly, I'll have to do some angry pie charts.

Anyway, I also made a video. Full of spoilers, but one of my better ones. Watch it here.

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10th-Feb-2012 11:03 pm(no subject)
La Roux
Is anybody still here?

Other than russian spambots.
16th-Sep-2011 09:47 pm - dmc is dumb
A x I
It just looks grimmer and grimmer.

DMC released this artwork recently, depicting the new Dante being doted upon by a chorus of half-naked angel girls in shiny, skintight underwear.

What I have to ask is: What the fuck?

There's been absolutely nothing that inspires faith about this remake. The developers stumble through speeches on updating the original Devil May Cry for a new decade of "cool," apparently blithely oblivious to the fact that this is rather like wanting to update Evil Dead for similar reasons. DMC - the original, that is - may have sported then-cool white-haired protagonists and trenchcoats, but it was campy even in its age. I mean, did they just never play to the infamous LIIIIGHT scene? He renames his bar when tears come flying dramatically off his face. It's one of the most sincere-yet-narmalicious things I've ever seen.

But back to this specific image. Devil May Cry has never been fabulous about its women, but the mainstays - Trish and Lady, specifically - were at least endearing and capable enough, however much breast bounce was added as the series progressed. This is the first I've seen of any depiction of women in the new dmc, and the fact that it's squirmy sexy angel chicks just makes me feel angry and dirty.

I think the icing on the cake is the fact that while he looks emo at first, he is actually pointing his fingers in the shape of a gun at one of the angels. I just. What the fuck is this? It's like a more ethereal Duke Nukem poster with a skinny english brat. I wondered this upon the first trailer, but now I have to wonder again: Who the fuck are they marketing to?
La Roux
There's a womenlovefest event going on that I've only just become aware of - "We love the women that fandom hates." Besides being a needlessly incendiary, spiteful and combative title, this event has two very obvious problems.

a) Many of these women are not, in fact, women that fandom hate. I challenge you to show me the group of Avatar fans in which the majority did not love Azula - or at least hate her in the capacity any villain ought rightly to be hated.

b) Many of the "hatred" aimed at characters being profiled is, in fact, legitimate and non-sexist criticism of characters who, while certainly endearing to some, were in fact flawed. Ginny Weasley fans may feel slighted, but I am personally more offended by the fact that she seems to exist in the story as Harry's ticket into the Weasley family and the Token Fiery Girl than by anything I have ever seen anything said about her on the internet.

The gesture is too weak and less-than-critical to in any way impact pervasive sexism in fandom and too unnecessarily spiteful to be an adequate everyone-can-join-in celebration of people's favourite lady characters. Frankly, I would have been perfectly interested people's thoughts on why they like what they like without the futile, redundant and superfluous passive-aggressive undercurrent.

I know it's frustrating to see characters you like torn down, but if the point is to stop sexist tearing-down, then I think it would probably be much better to address that than to try to persuade others to our point of view about the character. If the point is just to talk about characters we like in a space that will affirm us, then why is the event so named?

This kind of thing really undermines our collective point.
11th-Jul-2011 12:19 am - Bleach AMV
La Roux
Title: Something Left to Save
Video: Bleach
Audio: Savior - Rise Against
Spoilers: YES
Rating: PG for blood.
Summary: A Gin/Rangiku Tribute.

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18th-Jun-2011 07:39 pm - AMV - Morrigan Tribute
Title: Why Would You Offer More?
Video: Dragon Age: Origins
Audio: Black Black Heart - David Usher
Spoilers: YES
Rating: Probably NSFW, due to awkward bioware sex scenes
Summary: A tribute to Morrigan based on her Love arc in DA:O, focusing on her guilt and relationship with the warden.

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