Gin

LJ detox

I'm moving over to oddacious for a while.

I need a bit of an internet vacation - a new handle lets me follow communities and people that aren't going to bother me, and I can come back to this account later on and have all my feeds and stuff intact.

Can't say where or how much I'll be posting there, or if I'll pop back over here when I have vidya game updates to do, but do feel free to friend me there. Also, please don't take offense if I don't friend you back - an awful lot of you are clever, analytical, and in the loop, which is more or less where I don't want to be right now. If you do want me to read something in your journal for some reason, you can leave me a link.
Morrigan

Unpopular women, PS:T and Morrigan

Ladies and stuff

Shoutout for The Unpopular Woman Love Post.

I know some people in fandom would ask "why is this here, why do we need to love every single woman character?" To which I would answer, "We don't, but I think the point is less liking everyone on this list and more responding to backlash and trying collectively to counteract the fact that ladies that fans don't like get called sluts way too often." Well, that's what I'm going with, anyway - I certainly don't like everybody on the list and I think some of them are pretty badly written (looking at you, Ariadne, though I blame no one but the Nolan for this).

Anyway! It makes me want to make a respectful disagreement thread, because I need practice and I think everyone else does too. It would be like:
"I have seen opinion X circulating in fandom. I sympathize with this perspective but respectfully disagree for reasons Y and Z and wish to affirm that my disagreement does not diminish my opinion of holders of opinion X as people!"
I think it would help ansemaru be less uptight anyway (I MEAN THIS IN A KIND WAY RAMEN).

WRPGs and whatnot

Also, this is belated but I got further in PS:T! I am in the Lower Wards now. I felt this rush of accomplishment, going back, finishing all my sidequests, finally, FINALLY getting through to the next thing... and then I just had to stop because everything is so big and open and it intimidates me and I'm worried I'm going to miss things and mess everything up. I still loathe the fighting in that game but a healer should make things better.

Also started up some new DA saves. I'm romancing Morrigan and I'm bloody terrible at making cruel decisions. She keeps making fun of me. Also, playing as a male warden is hella boring for me for some reason. Morrigan's romance reveals a lot about her (contradictions always add complexity!) but I think I'd rather just be her friend, tbh.
Hojo

Painting stuff

So, I did this speedpaint video for one of my classes. I linked it over at belisdraw but some people here might be interested? It's an hour drawing of Florence Welch sped up to 3.5 mins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMLZUuC5n0A

In other news, I should track down every single person who ever encouraged me to write fanfic and slap them. What were you thinking? And now a few of them have enough favourites/watchers/etc that I'd feel guilty about pulling it from the web despite my deep-rooted urge to distance myself from it!

Fact: I once penned a fic with an ominous latin title that referred to Sephiroth's hair as a "magnificent silver mane." Note that I was 14 at the time. And I've since found a sparklevid with almost the same gloriously terrible premise.

I should probably just not make things that aren't AMVs because I will regret them. I am poking at this fanmix thing right now and I know it's in a dubious state because I keep looking over what I have and saying "MAYBE I SHOULD ADD MORE SMASHING PUMPKINS? IS 40% SMASHING PUMPKINS TOO MUCH?" It doesn't bode well, though it's totally not my fault that Smashing Pumpkins reminds me of Sephiroth (speaking of things that don't bode well, loooool).

SPEAKING OF MY PATHETIC AND OVERLONG OBSESSIONS, I got in a fandomsecrets debate about Sephiroth and this hater anon told me I'm "one of the smarter fans who isn't trying to excuse or glorify his behaviour but simply like it for what it is."

I am still so incredibly flattered about it.

This is sad. I am sad. Let's just pretend I stopped writing this entry after the speedpaint link.