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Feedback [Nov. 17th, 2015|03:05 am]
elinica
Quick reference for those I'm buying from or selling to. You can find my feedback at these places:
The Game Trading Zone (42)
e-bay (137)
Garage Sale Japan (5)
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Poor gloryskies is never gonna hear the end of it. [Jan. 20th, 2010|07:58 pm]
elinica
OMG YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES YES YES!

Atlus announces Persona 3 Portable release in North America on July 6th.


Also, Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side for DS has a fan translation project, now! :O

Also, also: Yes, I live. :D
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Ace Attorney 3 [Apr. 25th, 2009|10:20 pm]
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I've been playing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations. (heehee, quite a mouthful). I'm on case 3, and am finding the game absolutely hilarious! Case 2 was incredibly long: I still can't believe I've played this much of the game and am less than halfway through!

I was kinda worried after playing Phoenix Wright 2: Justice for all. That entry was good, but it felt kind of weak after the first Phoenix Wright. Except for the last case, which was epic and awesome...

Now, to stay away from all Phoenix Wright related media until I finish with Apollo Justice (aka the 4th game.) unfortunately, I already know the spoilers about Godot, and Apollo and Trucy. Ah well.
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Persona 3, shipping, hypocrisy , and robot lesbians. [Apr. 9th, 2009|11:28 pm]
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[Current Location |Home]
[music |Persona 3: Burn My Dread - Reincarnation Remix]

So, I've been playing Persona 3: FES lately. Actually, I've been playing Persona 3 & 4 nonstop since about...February? I rented 4 on a whim, finished it (93 hours on one game: yikes!), and then decided to try out 3 (70 hours so far). After I finish Persona 3, I'm going to go back and start a new game of 4. And I'm probably going to spend my money this Christmas on a PSP (something I thought I'd never consider) for the persona 1 remake.

Both games are so damn good. I can't remember the last time a game made me this HAPPY to play it...maybe We <3 Katamari?

Anyway, let me ramble on more towards the subject of this post...when I was looking around for fanart for Persona 3, I noticed that Akihiko/Mitsuru is a popular pairing. For me this is like, "WTF? When do they ever interact enough to warrant a romance?" (truth be told, I'm in October, so I dunno if there's more interaction later.) Pairings that have little basis beyond "oh they were in the same panel, let's pair them up" usually annoy me, because I need some believable character interaction or expressed interest for me to get behind it.

Why yes, I usually go through fanart/fanfiction feeling smug about my superior taste in pairings/annoyed by popular fanon pairings Die Yosuke/Chie...why do you ask?

...Or so I thought. Today, in Persona 3, I saw a scene where Fuuka and Aegis were talking to each other. This one conversation is about ALL the interaction they've had all game, yet my immediate thought was "HEY! They're both really cute! I want to pair them up!" I really thought I was immune to that, but I guess not. D:
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So, if you're wondering who I am.... [Mar. 28th, 2009|11:32 pm]
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I'm a LJ user who reads more than she writes, theses days. If I wrote a comment on your community or LJ, hi! I'm here, I just don't post much. That's why this journal has no recent entries. Thanks. :)
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So. [Nov. 22nd, 2008|03:16 pm]
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[mood |numbnumb]

Last night my dog, Sierra, got hit by a vehicle, and died. She was only about 4 years old. We don't know exactly what happened; this morning someone stopped by and told us that there was a dog on the highway that they thought was ours. (I really wish I could thank that person SO MUCH for taking their time out to tell us. It was so much better this way)

She didn't have any kind of...damage..on her, so we're assuming she got hit instantly and died. That was a relief, at least.

Dad and I picked her up, and took her home, and buried her. The whole time I was in some kind of a shock. It was like this was someone else's dog I was looking at. I've gone through a lot of grief and crying, but part of me still feels like that. It just seems unbelievable, that if I got outside she'll come running up to me, you know?

I feel really sad, and really angry. It's like, why did she have to die when she was so happy and so loved? It just seems so senseless. Based on my own spiritual experiences, I have faith that she's ok, and she's gone to a good place. I just...from this point of view, I have to wonder WHY, you know? A spoiled part of me feels incredulous; I want her here. I want her to be happy and loved here. It's like, where did she go? Why can't she come home? Why not, when she was right here yesterday?

The last time a pet died was about 4 years ago, so it's not fun to be rediscovering these feelings. All of my other dogs, though, they died of complications from their older ages. Sierra was healthy, and happy, and young. So it's an incredibly awful shock.

I don't blame myself, or the truck driver, or Sierra. I just...it happened, you know? It was a circumstance that created the opportunity for it to happen. Even understanding that, I still feel awful, you know? It's hard, as a human, to try and reconcile your thoughts and your feelings.
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Rise! Rise From Your Grave! [Oct. 23rd, 2008|11:45 pm]
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[mood |accomplished]

So, um, hey. It's been over a year since I posted in this journal. I'm not dead, really!

But I did have some pretty traumatic experiences in the last year. Basically, I had a breakdown caused by an unknown mental illness. Hereditary, apparently. The experience of losing parts of brain functionality was pretty damn terrible. (For example, I can no longer drive. There are too many aspects for my brain to process at once; I find myself constantly forgetting what certain signs mean, or when to turn on lights/turn signals, or even what side of the road I'm supposed to be on when I make a turn. It's not like a momentary forgetting that happens occasionally..it's like a constant stream of forgetfulness. You know like how you get when you're nervous? For some reason I'm constantly in that state.)

I don't want to get into detail, but the experience caused me to be suicidal, and made me want to withdraw from life, society, family and friends. Dunno if I made the "right" decision, but it seemed like the best one at the time. Part of me is afraid that others will see me as a wuss, or weak, but another part of me knows I've struggled damn hard against my illness and have made a lot of progress. I guess that's the current drama in my persona right now: accepting that I have limitations that make me seem weak compared to other people.

Maybe I'll write a tl;dr post about it someday. Thankfully, the worst part seems to have passed, even though I'm left pretty disabled and dependent on others.

Anyway, I'm reviving this journal as a place to occasionally write about things, and to buy stuff from communitites like garagesalejapan. If you're on my friends list, I probably somewhat remember you. I know most of the FL for this journal was from the BJD fandom, which I'm not really a part of anymore, apart from looking at photosets gloryskies takes of our petite ai's.

Still into video games, somewhat into manga and anime. The latest things I've seen/read are Lucky Star, Full Metal Alchemist and La Corda D' Oro. I'm looking forward to the Togai no Chi manga being released next year, even if there isn't a lot of BL or ero content. (darn it) I've also been massively devouring any fanworks in the Yami no Matsuei fandom, even though I'm beginning to see YnM as a little um...campy.

Why is it that the older you get, the campier things become? I tried to watch Sailor Moon, but it was like, "when did this get so silly? I thought this was a Very Serious Show" It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be a jarring experience.

I'm also studying Japanese, an hour a day. So far I'm almost through the first chapter of the Genki textbook.

The games I'm currently playing are The World Ends With You and Princess Debut. I'm looking for
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(no subject) [Jul. 5th, 2007|02:04 pm]
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Today I started work on cleaning my closet. I haven't cleaned it in years, literally. It's basically been a storage space where clutter goes to die. Sis's closet was the same way for a long time, but then she betrayed me, and cleaned it up and organized it. She actually stores things in there she has practical uses for. There's even a mini-bookshelf in there.

Can you imagine?

Anyway, I want mine to be more like that, so I'm working on it a bit at a time. 20-30 minutes a day, I guess. Today while cleaning through, I discovered that there had been mice. EW EW EW EW EW EW. There was a lot of shredded paper and just...yuck. Some of the stuff hasn't been gotten into, and is salvagable, but a lot of it isn't.

Upon telling my best friend L this, she cheerfully replied, "at least you didn't find rat babies!"
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My life's not very problematic right now.... [Jun. 30th, 2007|08:48 pm]
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There's one thing that will stop me from starting a video game, it's the dreaded "please enter a name for your character" screen.

I am SEVERELY picky about naming anything. Especially if it's a girl's name. It has to be a name I like, but it also has to totally fit the character in my mind. In games, the justification is that if me and my alter ego are going to be together for 40 or so hours, I owe it to her and I to give her a good name.

This is happening to me in the girl's version of Harvest Moon. I swear, I've put in about 25 different names, and restarted several times. None of them just seem right with her "look". "Daisy" would work really well, except that it's my grandmothers name. "Lily" is cute too, but that was the name of my heroine in Pokemon Emerald. "Lauren" is also good, but it's the name of my best friend.

I need a name that's cute, yet homey, and kind of fits in with the other characters' names. Otherwise I won't be able to play the game. :p I mean, one of the names on the savefile was George. Who would name their girl George ? T_T And how could they do it so easily? *jealous*

See my problem? My problem is I have issues. XD Lord only knows what'll happen if I need to name a real-life child. They'll probably be in college by the time I decide.

At least I've found http://www.20000-names.com/
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Various musings [Jun. 28th, 2007|11:26 am]
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[mood |relaxedrelaxed]

I love this new icon. It's a little bit emo, but I guess that's appropriate for a livejournal. ^_^

I hope everyone's been doing well, btw! :)

My dog Sierra, the one who's staying inside for 6 weeks, is absolutely adorable! My sister has a new age celtic CD, and whenever it plays, she just stares at the speakers, wagging her tail. I think dogs must like flutes and similar high pitched instruments...I remember one of our dogs would go crazy when sis would play the flute. (can't remember if that was Ananda, Coco, or Jodie...)

Hm, not much is going on in my life. Bought some manga and video games, sold some stuff. Going shopping today, but lately I've been spending a bit too much on impulse buys. *^_^*
Health-wise, I'm improving slowly but steadily. I can wake up in the morning and spend a long time on doing chores, without it totally killing me. It's such a great feeling to be able to bound from one thing to another, and get everything done! I've also been able to drive, and I wasn't able to before. Also, my OCD has become *much* more manageable and easier to resist.

It's amazing how much mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health are so interrelated. I changed my diet because I wanted to change my emotional health, but that ended up improving everything. I have no idea why specialists don't interconnect with each other...if my gynecologist hadn't been an island from say, a dietitian, she would have known that the problem with my menstruation wasn't a cyst, but rather with not getting enough nutrients. Or if my GP had been more familiar with mental problems, they would have known that my low white blood cell count was due to depression and stress...and I wouldn't have had to take a million blood tests. :p

In the current context, if I improve one area of my life, it will open a door to improving the others. It's almost like unraveling a tangle of cords...you unravel one, and you can unravel another...then eventually the tangle is much smaller than when you started. But you can't just stick your hands in and pull them all apart at once. XD
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