Actually a little disappointing that I didn’t pick my go-to combination of ambiguously tanned skin + warm-colored hair for my Kingdoms of Amalur character. Between the, “you died, but now you’re alive again” premise and the early enemies talking about how they want to destroy all “children of the ash”, there’s some serious potential for phoenix symbolism. Still, my dark elf Dokkalfar is a cutie, and I really need to stop using brown as a color scheme, so I’m sure it’ll work out in the end. :p

Got the urge to try something new today, so I decided to give Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning a try. Unfortunately, I didn’t really have time to play it at all today… but I did fool around in the character creation a bit. It’s not the most advanced creation I’ve ever seen - there are only about 4 or 5 faces to choose from and you can’t seem to alter their features any - but it does have some interesting options otherwise.

Not really sure what I want to play yet - I’m not too enthused by the costume designs of the Ljosalfar (snow elves) or the Dokkalfar (dark elves), though I actually do quite like how their faces turned out, the Dokkalfar especially.

onthegreatsea:

as much as i love depth and complexity sometimes i just need stories where the bad guys are bad and the good guys win in the end

Silly little story about picking names in video games:

When I played Pokemon Pearl, I challenged myself to nickname as much of my team as possible, especially the starters. I already knew I was going to pick the fire starter, so I restarted until I got a female Chimchar and named her Freyja. (Sun Wukong / Son Goku was too obvious a choice, I guess.) Later, when I played Platinum, I wanted something a little different, and chose Turtwig as my starter. I wasn’t really sure what to name him at first, so I browsed through other various Norse mythological figures, trying to keep the theme. After a while, I decided to name him Yggdrasil. When that Tortwig went on to evolve into Torterra, I knew that had been the single best naming decision I’d ever made.

Downloading some games and thinking to myself, “Oh, man, I’m running out of space on my PC. I’d better move some of this anime to another drive…”

My entire anime folder is 15GB. My Skyrim Mods folder is 99GB, and I’m pretty sure I have another 20 stashed away in a different folder. I need to clean out my mods. XD

Random TES character idea:

A Nord baby adopted by a kindly Breton family, never sees himself as anything other than a proper Breton until he starts growing up and starts to wonder why he developed differently from his brothers and sisters and can’t do all the things they can with magic. Continues to learn magic and ettiquete even after he learns the truth because that’s how he was raised and wants to do well by the family he loves, adoptive or not. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Anonymous: Do you cosplay?

I do not! I’m not against the idea in general, but I feel like good cosplay involves a fair amount of roleplay and a thorough understanding of the character - and I don’t think I’d feel comfortable in that kind of situation. I’m a rather shy person to begin with, and I don’t regard by acting abilities very highly.

That said, I might consider cosplaying original or “blank slate” characters - if I screw them up, who would ever know? :p

I find it kinda funny how, as a writer, I probably spend a third of my creative time writing up characters, trying to develop a world, trying to figure out how I can incorporate various elements into my stories, struggling to think of plots… and then I spend all the rest of that time shipping my own characters, poking fun at literally everything, laughing at jokes no one but me would ever get and having feels I can’t possibly describe without a dozen pages of context. Like, I’m your textbook fangirl, only with the power to change canon.

If that’s not hilarious and frightening at the same time, I don’t know what is.

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