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mimi_sardinia: (Dawnwar)
Well I didn't get Megatron into his house yet, mainly because I impulsively sent him off on a date with Starscream (which went great - engagement included) but it cut off the same way it mostly always does on me, with errors making the sims I'm playing unselectable. I think I managed to catch it before I lost the whole thing - I added someone else on the selectable list and let Megs and Screamer leave the lot on auto, which usually makes sure they remember the events of the trip.

Anyway, since that left me in Downtown (instead of Bayview, where Megs' temporary lot is - had to put him on another because he doesn't have enough money for the house) so I finally got around to giving the House of Fallen Leaves a bit of work and got one of my last unhoused OrgXIII families moved in - Zexion's family. As soon as I have the Colwins (Luxord) housed I can start aging all the Org kiddies up to childhood.

I think however I still need to do some work on Lexaeus' house, I don't think I completed the furnishing. I know I'm still not done on Kingdom Come, and while Riku, Sora and Kairi are at uni, I understand they go back to their parents' house afterwards and moving them out is something for afterwards. I do at least have the windows in the place, and the bedrooms subdivided. The view from Lex's house, or Megatron's is still funny as, with that rock head out in the water.

But right now I'm due some fanfic therapy.
mimi_sardinia: (Are We There Yet?)
Well I have been doing a fair bit of work in Sims 2, fixing problems and getting my households restored again.

First off, I was having problems with Supernova House - the house where Sephiroth and Jenova are. When I tried to load it, it would keep on crashing on me.
Well I got past it by creating a stand-in sim (Freya Strife), putting her on a block and using one of my pet modded items to move Seph, Jen and Cloud in.

This does mean however that I lost all teh furnishings in Supernova House, which is going to be a pain to restore, but it means I don't have to go back to an old savegame (which is a pain in itself, because I think the last save file I have is before I built the Org families).

I do have one strange problem though, Laguna is registering two Squalls in his relationships - the one who I just moved in, and the one he is married to. That's a pain, because it's suposedly the same Squall but until I can deal with the phantom one (that he thinks he's married to) I can't get them remarried, and I don't know SimPE well enough to get it straighened out.

I also went and changed Xehanort's hair to the Xemnas style from MTS2, the results of which are ridiculously cute, because I haven't yet let him age up from toddlerhood.

I'm going to poke around SimPE and see what I can find about the phantom Squall. If I have to, I'll kill off Laguna and remake him totally - same applies to Seph if I get similar problems with him and Cloud.

Edit: I did it, I killed Laguna off and made a new one. I hope it doesn't take too long for the reserection wants to disappear from Squall's Wants dial - maybe I'll look into making them parents.
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
Okay, I give up on the idea of making a new neighbourhood for my FF and KH sims - I've moved all of them back into Pleasantview, though spread across both the home neighbourhood and Bluewater - the shopping district - with Hojo in Downtown.

Not all of them will stay where they are at the moment, there's at least four temp lots that I need to rehouse the tennants, and some of the older houses I want to get rid of and rebuild, or renovate a pre-existing lot, because frankly the ones that are my own making are awful blocky things and the reno jobs on a whole tend to be far more elegant.

I also have to move all of the current residents of Shinra Mansion out - barring the core family of Vincent, Aeris and Lucrecia. I also want to start moving kids off into college now I've decided on this course of action, so that will mean Ellone will end up leaving Shinra too.

I am going to try start my effort to reconstruct the FF10 sims' relationship bonds - meaning constructing individual families like the Al Bhed family I tried making before (and lost due to savegame deletion), and a Spira house that will be a Braska stand-in and Auron, and Zanarkand that will have a Jecht stand-in so the kids will have all the right parental records and Yuna will legitimately be Rikku and Brother's cousin.

I also finally loaded Glamour Life Stuff, which has been sitting on my shelf for a week now, unopened, and I have yet to go into Xehanort's house to change his hair to the more correct Xemnas style I found had been made, but I hoping that now I can get back into the swing of my Sims game.

Sims News

Dec. 13th, 2006 02:18 pm
mimi_sardinia: (*Squee!*)
Anyone with Organisation XIII sims? Go look at this.

One of the really good makers of hair meshes made a head of hair based on Xemnas - in multiple colours as well.
mimi_sardinia: (Shota)
Just went over and took a look around the flist on my other journal... wow, reminder of old fandom stuff eh?

I don't think I'm ready to go back and read LotR stuff again (I have found that after some time away I am willing to go visit an old fandom - if only briefly), or at least not [livejournal.com profile] morgana_avalon's writing. Hell, if Orchyd Constyne was still writing LotR I don't think I'd go back at the moment for even her writing!

On the other hand, I may go poke around [livejournal.com profile] stubenfliege's journal and see what her latest fic is about. I know it's an Apocalyptica RPS and I am marginally interested. Took me half a second to remember who "Ansta" was though.

In things closer to home: I have to thank [livejournal.com profile] lazzchan for a new pairing-threesome-whateversome, post-KH2 Riku/Sora/Roxas, specifically with Sora and Roxas sharing the one body and implied Riku/Roxas from the pre-KH2 period.
It's like Riku gets two boyfriends in one. XD

Also, found another fandom that, at those point, will probably only rate as a minor one to distract me in times of low ficcage in FF - Homestar Runner. I have, after a couple of recent visits to the website, developed a fondness for Homsar. He's cute and he talks weird, and once he turned into a moderately hot girl in an imaginary senario. XDD

I also want shota. Someone write some FFXII creepy shota incest? Two guess who I want to see in it. *poings at icon*

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.)


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: (Demyx pantsu)
There was a post on [livejournal.com profile] khfanficrants which linked to a post written by a Naruto fan. The Naruto post was mainly a list of fandom terms given humourous definitions - one of which is "space ship", which roughly means the same thing as "crack ship".

So as a result of a discussion I got into on the KHFFR post, I ended up compiling a full list of all my KH pairings and assigning all of them ship names - in the tradition of SS/HMS [Ship Name].

So here is the Complete List )

Some of the ships listed were invented for this meme. If anyone wants to guess the any of the others, you're welcome to. :)
mimi_sardinia: (Leon)
You know, I think one of Suvari's problems is that she tals too slow. If didn't talk so slow Aerith wouldn't sound quite as off with the fairies as she does. I'm just happy Cid didn't sound quite so bad in AC as he does here, though I'm curious as to how he sounds in DoC - is it better?

I am sure I'm going to have all sorts of fun over Leon - swapping back and forth between the first and second game, having to reconcile the two versions of his voice. Actually, I think I do prefer David Boreanaz for his voice and I'm just a little off-put about the change.
mimi_sardinia: (Roxora)
Now I just wanna pounce Sora and huggle him until Roxas cheers up.
mimi_sardinia: (Roxas falls)
Well I finally decided to move on in KH2 - got Roxas up to level 8 and over 1000 munny - and now he's at a spot right before a key plot point. So now I feel like elaborating on my opinions of the plot so far, and because I don't know whether I have someone watching my journal who *hasn't* played through the start I'm cutting it )
mimi_sardinia: (They just go to Disneyland)
Thanks to a line in a post by [livejournal.com profile] usagivindaloo I am listening to Magic Kingdom In The Sky again.

I was originally given a copy of it by [livejournal.com profile] gaiaeagle because she (or her Elrohir muse) was reminded of my Manwë muse by it (not a bad association, really. I think Manwë - when he was still here - was amused by the idea. He was a fun muse, as was his wife).

Now I can't help but think about something else when I listen it - especially this line:

They will ride that holy monorail
Into sweet Providence
When they know that their redeemer is
A mouse in short red pants

[Nice pants!]


Given my current fandom afiliation that makes me think of King Mickey, who mind you has red pants. The shortness is debatable though.

This song would make a good KH FMV.

Editation: Oooh... and as for reminders of my time in LotR - Blind Guardian, Nightfall. I know I read through an entire fic listening to this but I doubt it was a LotR one but it seems musical association has failed me this time because it gives me no solid images.

Either way, whooo! Fëanáro song! I think I got this one from Blade however (old friend from my BG/early DBZ days - before I found yaoi).
mimi_sardinia: (*Squee!*)
I stumbled across a really good buy today, while I was in poking around Target. Two PS2 memory cards for $39.88.

Now take into consideration that all the other memory cards all had the exact same price, for single card packs.

I didn't actually see any other double packs in either of the security cabinets that contained memory cards so I think I was lucky.

That means I have one memory card per game that I currently own - though I'm not sure if that means I will take up playing FFX again yet - I have enough of a juggle finding time to play both of my KH games between work and my internet addiction (really, I love the internet - I seem to find excuses to stay on - even when the only apparently interesting option is to put on The Sims 2. I just feel like the internet is one of my few true links with the world - one that's interactive).

So I'll haul myself upstairs soon and start shifting games onto these two darlings so I'm not filling card space at both ends (I have my KH2 save at the bottom end of the same card that my KH1 saves are on) and they are still all playable, which is more than I can say for the saves on the Max Drive (I have to stick in the AR Max disk to even be able to identify the flashdrive on the PS2, let alone be able to transfer games from it to a memory card).

In a slightly odd turn of fan-driven perchasing, I bought a packet of sherbet lemons. I totally blame American publishers who feel a need to translate British books into American English - specifically the Harry Potter books, which I once heard a few examples of how typically British idioms and word usages got changed into more American ones. The three examples I recall is pants/trousers, lorry/pickup truck and sherbet lemons/[some sort of term for lemon candy].

*Idly using the Squee! icon because I have Xemnas on the brain at the moment.*

KH Stuff

Oct. 8th, 2006 07:11 pm
mimi_sardinia: (Pwned)
Well everyone who recommended the mail delivery - thankyou, and you're right, it's the easiest. Not that I've finished collecting the prerequisit munny yet but I'm getting there.

I actually stopped at 450 so I could get some more of KH1 done - got Traverse keyhole locked and built myself a new gummi ship thanks to the new blocks available from Cid. I didn't use any plan - made it from scratch because the restrictions in what you can do in gummi building annoy me like hell.

Anyway, my new ship is a nice speedy thing with warp engine for extra shortcuts (I don't think I'll use that too much though - I want to collect blocks), colour scheme of black and white and it's named Ëarendil.

Somehow I don't think 14-year-old Sora would have read Tolkien though - maybe Riku or Kairi might have.
mimi_sardinia: (Come to Papa!)
Okay, so I wasn't able to keep away from the game. I figured when I put it on I'd simply watch through the opening FMV and get an idea of how to handle gameplay.

The Reaction command is going to be a pain - I already have enough problems in KH1 with handling both the attack button and the jump button!

The tasks for making munny on the Second Day are going to be a total bitch. I already tried the cargo one - bugger that!

On the matter of the guide book I got with it: I am in love with the pictures in it! The title page of the Enemies section (listing types of Heartless, Nobodies and Pirates) has large picture of a Dragoon on it. Damn that thing reminds me of FF7's Ultimate WEAPON!
The Dancers are also rather cute and I finally understand something about a comic someone drew with Luxord having a Gambler draped all over him.

And XEMNAS!!!!

Okay, so I knew Xemnas was pretty hot already (Ansemised!Riku is pretty damn hot and he and Xemnas share a face - if not the same hair style), but having nice, clear, large-size picture of him makes it even easier to see. The down side is that Ansem/Xehanort/Xemnas' voice in KH2 is waaaaaaaaaaay too deep for my liking! I liked Billy Zane dammit!

And while I'm on voices I'd gotten used to Leon sounding like Angel so the new voice of his is also putting me off!

But getting back to the point (XEMNAS!), I am starting to think that I can put more than just a perfunctory suport into Xemnas/Saïx now... and I totally am being a silly fangirl by saying that just because I got a nice clear picture that shows just how pretty Xemnas's lips are is.

Riku also has pretty lips.

But, enough. I have work to get dressed for and a damn gummi ship to alter to worry about in KH1 before I can start beating Roxas' my head against those damn errands in KH2.

... O.O

Oct. 5th, 2006 12:11 pm
mimi_sardinia: (Roxas falls)
Mum gave me $50.

Guess what that means.

If you guessed that I got KH2 then you'd be right.

I'm not going to play it, not until I've finished KH1.

[livejournal.com profile] gardensgnome? Could you just download a copy of Skies of Memory for me? If you let me know how big that is I'll see if I can make up the rest of the space with Sims mod programs.

I would really like to get it watched as well - preferably before I go into KH2.

Won't stop me flicking through the guide book though.

I also want a second memory card.

I also hired Beauty and the Beast and Treasure Planet (why didn't they use that? It's Disney, they should put it in KH3). I wanted Sleeping Beauty but it was out.

I really need to go to bed.
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
Okay, so I've made up a neighbourhood. The landscaping isn't spectacular but that's because I still haven't gotten a full grip of the conversion between SC4 and TS2.

If anyone tries making their own landscapes, keep in mind that you only get the middle of the city plot you've transfered - that means, don't plan out roads on the outer edges of the map and expect to be able to use them.

As much as I love the peak in the middle of Never Was there's not many roads on the map that I can use - which is a pain, because the long shots show there's more roads further out.

Anyway, the plots I've managed to make aren't great for landscaping but what they do have in their favour is enough roads to suport my collection of FF and KH sims. Predicably, for a neighbourhood that is intended to be my perminent FF/KH one, I named the primary area Radiant Garden, the university Hollow Bastion, the shopping district Twilight Town and downtown Traverse Town. It was a bit of toss-up which would get Twilight and which Traverse, but I get the idea that Traverse Town is perminently night so it got Downtown.

The big problem now is setting up the sub-neighbourhoods - the uni, the shops, downtown. I think I am going to have to plunder the official neighbourhoods to get stuff - I am definately going to have to clone that nightclub I adjusted in Pleasantview Downtown (I didn't do much, I just altered the bathrooms to include Rejuvenation Chambers) and I am very inclined towards setting up a nice little vampire population as well.

But I still want to get all the Org families housed before I start moving them out of Never Was - and get all the Org toddlers trained in at least the basics (walking, talking, potty) - means less lots to shift that way.
I also need to do some work on some of the other houses - Supernova (Seph and Cloud's house) needs a garage, since the loss of the savegame I had before I transfered to Fanyarë erased the one I had made, the Kingdom house, Wutai, Spira house (if I keep it) and Square Round (the Hubbard house) will all need extensive remodelling to get a garage into them - if I don't just declare it a bust and just yank the families in question out of those houses and build new ones.

But the Org first - then neighbourhood setup, then I start placing houses and doing renovations to existing family homes. I'm still in for the long haul yet!
mimi_sardinia: (Aeriseph)
There's some of the turns of phrase in The Sims 2 that are really quite funny - especially in the memories.

One of the Toddler Teaching ones (Teaching a Toddler to Walk - to be specific) has something along the lines of "Ahh, now that's done! ... What have I done?".

While I was doing Amyralis and her aspirations a few favours I also uncovered this one )
mimi_sardinia: (Headbanging)
You know that plotbunny I was lamenting a couple of days ago as being total OOC fluff? Yeah, well I read a comment someone made about the CoM manga and the stupid rabbit is breeding another sideline.

See, the plotbunny is basically a reserection one that is a stupid excuse just to bring back the Org, as [almost] normal people, with hearts, and let them quietly settle down in various places across the worlds and live happy lives.

Only the comment I just read was something about the Riku Replica surviving, finding some Vexen Replicas and going off with them. Well the bunny pounced on that and I am suddenly wondering what would happen if the reserected Vexen ran into his copies and Repliku.
Or maybe Luxord or Saïx run into them (because those are the two who haven't settled down) - better Luxord though, because Saïx is just a little pissed off most of the time because he still can't find Xehanort (there's a reason for that) and running into multiple copies of Vexen and a copy of one of the brats who killed Xemnas... well I can imagine Saïx not being happy.

*Goes to fight the plotbunny off with some sim renovation work.*

Oh, this plotbunny is not one fit to be considered as fic material. It's mostly bedtime imaginings and therefore shmoopy OOC fluff.

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