I HAVE AN ESSAY TO WRITE FOR MY CLASSICAL STUDIES CLASS ALONG WITH CHEMISTRY HOMEWORK AND I REALLY SHOULD GET WORKING ON THEM
but whatever at least I enjoy talking about these dorks :’D
It’s, uh, not, actually >A> That audio post I made liveblogging it? That’s the first and last time I’ve played so far. I just met Shiki and we fought a bear. It’s a neat game and all and I’m sure I’ll get the hang of the controls soon enough, I just haven’t been in the right mindset for video games lately. I’m in the middle of doing a lot of travelling (for both work and vacation) so I’ve been very busy. And when I do have downtime I just wanna watch things and not think much, so I marathon YGO or go on tumblr or reddit. Plus I’m waaaay too paranoid to bring my DS with me on a trip. What if I lose it?? What if it breaks in my luggage?!
But sometime soon…ish, I want to take a weekend and have a marathon game session. Not this one, because I’m cleaning my apartment in preparation for being gone for a week. Not next weekend, because I’m visiting a friend as a tag to travelling on business. And not the weekend after because there’s a con. But… SOONISH…ISH.
Sorry I’m the worst oTL
And then I had a margarita and doodled Ventus and his rat-tail for some reason.
Meanwhile, on the Mallverse blog
I am weirdly excited to hear that I’m not the only person who hasn’t been in this fandom for twelve million years. I didn’t even know about the franchise until high school, and didn’t play until college.
I have yet to meet someone who’s newer to the fandom than I am /shot. I’ve been into KH for less than two years and most of the fans I see have been around since the start haha. It kinda sucks when people make all these interview references I’ve missed out on for 10 years, but at the same time I’m too lazy read them all 8D
I’m pretty similar too! I didn’t pay attention to KH until my senior year (the same year TWEWY characters made an appearance in DDD) and I started playing in the summer before college.
I’ve never been too interested by the meta or whatever you want to call it for fandoms, interviews and press releases and what the actors are like IRL or whatever. What gets ME are the people in KH fandom who act really superior because they’ve been into it longer. Like ooooh I had to wait longer between playing the games, therefore no one really loves them as much as I do! Get over yourselves. I was legally an adult when I first played KH1, but thinking about it still gives me the same tummy-butterfly feeling as childhood nostalgia does. Maybe it’s the Disney factor, maybe it’s just KH magic. Either way, the fact that half the games were already out by the time I joined the fandom doesn’t mean they’re any less special to me than they are to people who were children when KH1 came out and literally grew up on them.
Please note that this rant is mostly directed to that fedoralord who hosted a KH panel at the last con I want to. I wanted to hit him with my Kingdom Key by the time it was over. Uhg.
I can’t think of a Kevin, I’m sorry D:
I currently have a coworker named Joshua. Technically he works for the QC department and I’m in Research, but due to a flood several years ago we all share a building and lab equipment. He’s super nice and GIGANTIC. Not overweight but not ripped either; just big, big bones. He has a really pleasant voice though, like not soft, but not what you’d expect from a guy so big, either. Kinda like Wreck-it-Ralph, actually XD He’s got a super cute daughter in preschool he talks about often, and reads fantasy paperbacks in the break room at lunch (we all read in the break room. We sometimes talk too, but mostly it’s just a bunch of nerds quietly enjoying each others’ presences while reading various sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery books or magazines like NatGeo. It’s great :D). He’s a media nerd and we (most of the lab, actually) often discuss various movies, shows, comics, and anime.
Seriously, nerds, become a bench chemist. Your coworkers will be amazing.
I think I had a skype contact named Savannah back in my Hetalia days. Part of a large ongoing group chat that was just always running. I only got to know one or two of the members well, and I don’t think she was one of them.
Unless I she was but I never bothered to actually pin the name down in my mind, and just insulted the hell out of her by implying I don’t know who she is DDD:
I’m going to cheat again and talk about Mari (“MAH-ree”). Mari was very much like Gretchen from Recess. Tall, all elbows, brunette, thick glasses, extremely smart and studious. She was in TAG (“Talented And Gifted,” program that pulled us out of class for half a day once a week to learn about coral reefs and ancient Egypt and random shit and basically just gave extra essays and homework so the “smart” kids didn’t get “bored” by their regular classes) with me and was one of the only girls that held her own against the boys in the Lego robotics units. And went to Space Camp I think (I didn’t). I want to say she played the cello and probably piano too, but don’t quote me on that. She was on our Destination Imagination team for all the years it existed, and usually did the bulk of the research for events that involved such things. I had my first ever sleepover at her house… almost. I got scared and had my mom come get me. But she had a partially-finished basement that I recall playing in a lot, with one of those plastic playhouses and a great big Kinex ferris wheel that her genius (disclaimer: may have only seemed like a genius by 10-year-old standards) older brother built. She had a golden retriever and an ENORMOUS white and grey curly-haired dog named Grendel with one blue eye and one brown eye. She lived in a house not far from my neighborhood that wasn’t actually more expensive or anything, but it was older so the design aesthetic was more stately and all the trees were big enough to make it look like they lived in a well-manicured mini forest, right in the middle of suburbia. I think she went to different schools for middle and high school for academic reasons, because I lost track of her at some point but she still lived in the same house.
Two come to mind but they are both far-distant memories. One Sarah was the daughter of one of my mother’s friends. We played together a few times when we were very little, but all I remember is that she had a lot of curly blonde hair. Another Sara(h?) was a good friend of mine in early elementary school. She lived on a corner just a block away from school, and we walked partway home together every day. She had short hair and was very good at soccer and was generally very tomboyish, though she also had a mermaid Barbie I envied very much. She moved away suddenly and I was sad but not devastated. Years later I heard that she had gotten and beaten cancer (maybe leukemia?).
I’m going to cheat and talk about Tomás. Tomás was a dude I knew in college. He was super charismatic and a total smartass, but also knew when to be respectful, and got his work done. We had Spanish together and he and the prof had a great rapport. She called him “Tomásito” a lot and the rest of us took to calling him that when he was being whiny or annoying. He must’ve been a music or art major, because I ran into him many a time in the fine arts building over the course of my college career. He was in at least one of the choirs that the symphony orchestra teamed up with a few times.