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mimi_sardinia: (Jack - Needlessly Messianic)
I am currently not happy at the ABC.

According to the new TV Week, they are not going to be showing Torchwood.


Oh, I'm looking up other ways of getting it - after all, Britain has the same regional settings as Australia so if I have to, I'll order straight from BBC UK.



In other news, Dirge of Cerberus finally came in, so maybe now I'll go back to my PS2.

Shopping

Jan. 4th, 2007 06:22 pm
mimi_sardinia: (All Your Base Are Belong To Larsa)
Well my shopping has been a bit of a mixed bag of results, I went looking to get a copy of DoC only to discover that no one seemed to have it in stock. I ended up putting an order in for it at EB Games, as well as an order for FFXII, which is due out in Febuary.

As a consolation, I finally got Glamour Life Stuff for The Sims 2, plus a book I have been meaning to get for a year now - the last of a trilogy. Mum got hold of the other two books so she's glad I bought this one too.

I went and looked a couple of days ago on Wikipedia about releases of FF5 and FF6 - apparently there's been GBA rereleases recently, but if they're coming to Australia EB Games doesn't know about them yet.


I also lashed out in the grocceries a bit, bought a large can of Milo - and by large I mean LARGE - the biggest can normally sold in the supermarket at a cost of $10.49, and that was on special.


Had lots of fun having blood tests too, my viens wanted to play hide-and-seek, then didn't want to give up any blood. They had to resort to a different method of drawing (something called a butterfly clip - I've never looked at the thing though, I can stand get blood drawn for the tests if I don't have to watch them do it). Then one of the attachments involved in filling the vials had something leak so blood drops got spattered everywhere - very amusing.


Crap I'm tired, I think I'll go upstairs soon and see what I can do about making some more gil for Aran, Mathis, Kaiya and Theric - they need equipment before I send them off anywhere.


Oh, and lastly, been juggling icons again - probably overindulged on the Larsa icons, but damn! That kid is cute!

Anyone know where I can pick up some more FF4 or some FF1 (or 8-Bit Theatre) icons?

O-O

Dec. 31st, 2006 01:50 pm
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
My glasses lost a screw.

Worst that means is I may get my nose scratched a bit because it's the screw to one of the nose pads and I can get that fixed, but it's a sign I should start working on getting a new pair which means I'll probably have to juggle money if I want to get DoC any time soon because glasses, for me, usually cost around $200.

*Sigh*

Sims...

Dec. 7th, 2006 02:49 pm
mimi_sardinia: (Brothers Solider)
Well I started on cutting down my list of games I am backlogged on buying - I got a copy of Sims 2 Happy Holiday Stuff - the christmas expansion for this year.

Went for that first for two reasons, EB Games didn't have Glamour Life Stuff, even with discounts Pets would have been $10 more, and if I didn't jump on it now I'd likely miss the christmas one totally.

As for what to get next... well I either hunt down GLS, or I go for DoC - I'm still not sure. I'm a twit for memory cards and want more of those to backup DoC and FFXII (yes, I know it'd be months before it gets down here, but I may as well think ahead!) before I really start in on getting a DS Lite.

I hope I can avoid getting out the advance this year, I'd like not be total skint for over half a year (because dammit, it takes the better part of 3 months just to get over it!) but I bet that when my rent rise comes through it's going to hit pretty hard.

I supose I can hope the Powerball entry in my purse is a winner.


Anyway, maybe with HHS, I should get off my butt in regards to the Sims and see if my latest workings in SC4 make for better Sims neighbourhoods.

FF Kids

Dec. 1st, 2006 08:41 pm
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
I've just been thinking, over the last few hours since I got thinking about Larsa Solider, about kids in FF games, and it seems that practically all the games since FF7 (since I don't know any of the pre-7 ones well enough to give an opinion) have some sort of Token Kid - either of the Cute Kid, or Smart Kid type.

FFVII - Marlene.
BC - Yuffie.
AC - Denzel (though he shares with Marlene).
DoC - Shelke.
FFVIII - Ellone.
FFIX - Ekio.
FFX - Bahamut's Fayth.
FFX-2 - Shinra.
FFXII - Larsa Solider.

I know, I didn't include FFXI, but I know crap all about 11 and am never likely to bother since it's a MMORPG and my internet connection is crap for things like that.

Also, KH kinda doesn't count, since the lead character is still young either that he scrapes into the "Cute Kid" catagory - or at least he did in KH1, before puberty really hit him. (That makes me wonder, has anyone ever written a fic that actually brings up how much Sora grew while he was asleep between CoM and KH2? That'd be interesting reading.)

Memeage

Nov. 29th, 2006 04:03 pm
mimi_sardinia: (Aeriseph)
Nabbed this off of [livejournal.com profile] firefly99 -

Make a list of all the characters in your icons. (Although you may have more than one icon of a single character, they only go on the list once.) Alphabetize it. Take the first two people on the list; that's your first pairing. Second two people; second pairing. etc.

Namelist )

Pairings! )

Plotbunnies

Nov. 2nd, 2006 08:13 am
mimi_sardinia: (Xigbar - Woe)
Okay, so I seriously started to rethink some of the holes new canon info has poked in my poor Griever-bunny. Some of the stuff in my microscopic collection of ficlets for it have been Jossed and I'm thinking of writing something new to go over it again, with reinvented ideas.

I also reworked the GF lineup on AIM, with [livejournal.com profile] serinance. Some of the roles I have amongst the GFs, I got the idea from Seri - particularly Phoenix.


In other plotbunnies, I got chatting in comments on KHFFR and ended up relating the basic idea behind my KH mutation - the conglomeration of a few of my fluff plunnies. This is a direct cut-&-paste of the description )

Mrr. Not like these things will get written into epic fics - at least not by me, I know how well that would go!
mimi_sardinia: (Seph/Yunalesca)
This can be counted as Mimi's Not Quite So Random Followup To Her Random Thought of the Day.


To put it simply, the observation on Balarlai's complection being similar to Xehanort's has reminded me of how Squeenix likes to make all of their bad guys (and girls) white-haired.

Let me list the usual suspects: Jenova, Sephiroth, Ultimecia, Kuja, Yunalesca, Baralai, Ansem/Xehanort/Xemnas, Kadaj, Loz and Yazoo, Wiess. All of them are white-haired.

The one who is a little questionable is Baralai - as that manifesto makes note of. He was possessed and really is only as much the true villain of the piece as say, Seifer. But it still means that through the mechanics of possession Shyuin has white hair by proxy.


I would be curious to know the hair colours of villains in other FFs - both before 7 and after 10-2. Maybe it's a theme that only started with Nomura but that would not be totally accurate because I have this impression that Nomura had nothing to do with 9 - barring borrowing Vivi for KH2. Plus going against the custom, Marluxia is totally not a silverhair - though silver-haired villainy makes its appearance elsewhere in CoM, in Riku's half of the game (if I'm not mistaken).


Anyway, it kinda makes me think that one may be able to predict who the true villain is in Squeenix productions (at least in FF stuff) by seeing who has the white hair.

And this post so demanded this icon!
mimi_sardinia: (Shelke)
More of what I am going to start calling my Guardian-verse. The FF8 ficlets about Griever-Squall, GF-Ellone and Chaos-lord-of-the-GFs.

I suppose it was the almost undetectable mention I threw in the last one of these of the idea [livejournal.com profile] angel_0f_sorrow and I put together that has prompted this one.

The idea of summon-human mergers in this fic is my attempt to sew together the idea of humans becoming Summons and the description of Eidolons in Squall_of_SeeD's FFIX Plot Analysis (and to a lesser extent, also in his Advent Children one).
It works in my head at least, I hope it doesn't confuse folks too much.

As always, warnings for Dirge of Cerberus spoilerisms.

Phoenix )
mimi_sardinia: (One Sexy Beast)
This is another of my FFVII/FFVIII ficlets - you know, the ones where Vincent is a secret GF. This one I imagined from the POV of Ellone actually. I used an idea I had about the sort of position I think Vincent would take.
There's also a mention of something I thought up while chatting with [livejournal.com profile] angel_0f_sorrow - she will probably understand what I mean but no one else will since I didn't elaborate on the idea here.

As always with these, some spoilerism for FFVII:DoC.

Everyone thinks Bahamut rules the Guardian Forces... )
mimi_sardinia: (These Boots)
Okay, so I got around to watching the DoC Intro someone posted on one of the comms and I'm not as displeased at Vincent's voice as I was with AC.

Honestly, I got used to his japanese voice from listening to AC in japanese so much that the english grated a bit. Oh it's very similar - they're both deep voices that are similar in tone but the english one has a gravelly tone to it and is just a faint shade deeper.

Strangely enough I can't help but think of my issues with New Zealand accents - too similar to dismiss but just different enough to grate.


I still maintain that Yuffie should have had some sort of Asian accent.
mimi_sardinia: (Vin - *sulk*)
I have no idea how like Vincent this sounds like. I'm not sure if I can right Vincent. I'll leave it up to the opinions of others if I got anywhere within a stone's throw of "Vincent".

This is in the same theme as that fic-thing from a week ago. FF7/FF8 crossover. No real spoilers, not even for DoC which this is so dependent on for an excuse for why Vincent is in the FF8 world.

Guardian )

GFs

Jul. 26th, 2006 05:40 pm
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
I have a need to write something of Griever. It does follow my pet plotbunny of Squall becoming Griever and the whole timeloop of two versions of him co-existing.
There's also a big bite of my obsession with making other new GFs out of canon characters in this.

Slight DoC spoiler.

Fic-like... something. FF8, hints of FF7. )

O.O DoC

Apr. 16th, 2006 11:14 pm
mimi_sardinia: (One Sexy Beast)
I watched the final FMV of Dirge of Cerberus... I think I may develop a new ship due to that game... and Shelke is cute.
mimi_sardinia: (The Wonder of Man (Tseng))
So I have been chatting with [livejournal.com profile] angel_0f_sorrow on AIM, where she was talking about a nutty RP she was in that was a cross between FFVII, Beauty and the Beast and Sleeping Beauty, where she was playing Lucrecia.

The discussion got onto Grimore Valentine, then onto DoC as a whole and she found a german website with DoC spoilers.

THESE LINKS HAVE SPOILERS!!!
So here's the website (Google translated so expect bad grammar) and here's [livejournal.com profile] angel_0f_sorrow's theory on what it means.
THESE LINKS HAVE SPOILERS!!!


My thoughts on it turned to what could be extrapolated about FFVIII, based on this info (yes, I know the DoC info was created after FF8 so I know it has no bearing but I like theorising anyway).

BIG FREAKIN' SPOILER CUT!!!! )


Meh, that was cheery.

Linky-dinks

Mar. 2nd, 2006 07:26 pm
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
For T OneWingedAngel:

Yuffentine Manifesto

DoC FMV

Translation - it's located four comments down the thread, behind a spoiler cut.

Yey

Feb. 12th, 2006 08:11 pm
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
Well I just replayed the end of FFVII and did it better.

I know there's a warning about pulling Omnislash or KotR against Jenova or Bizzaro but damn, it makes the final fight boring if you don't use them!

I got to pull out several of the Summons (Shiva has the shortest show) and got Supernova pulled on my team which then gave me all three Limit Breaks so I set loose Chaos, set off Highwind on Sephy's feathery butt but didn't get to Omnislash him as well until the final "staged" fight (admitedly, that gives the best show of the move anyway so... ^_^)

I find myself wondering about something I have heard about Vincent and Yuffie and their lack of presence in the final FMV that makes me wonder, if they were in Midgar, does that mean they weren't in the final fight? At least, according to Square's canon?

Hmm...
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
I wandered over to [livejournal.com profile] teadrinkers and found this quote )
mimi_sardinia: (Tree Hugging Hippy Eco-terrorists)
YES!!!!! EVERYONE is back in DoC! INCLUDING RED XIII!!!

Every since I detirmined for sure that Cloud was in it I have been thinking that all they need now is to have Nanaki as well and we'd have the full team.

Oh, and Reeve? As if we didn't already know but the man is hot!!!

And there's something really cute about him holding Cait Sith in that picture as well.

*Is in ditzy fangirl mode again.* ^_^

Edit: Anyone notice, Cloud appears to have a long sleeve on his right arm again?
mimi_sardinia: (Thinking of you)
Some smart little cookie posted a tutorial on getting screencaps on [livejournal.com profile] adventchildren_.

I followed through the instructions and got this )

*Ditzy fangirl grin*

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