Music Meme

Jan. 21st, 2017 03:43 pm
fireflys_locket: (Valerie - amillionicons)
Rules: you can tell a lot about a person from the music they listen to. Put your music on shuffle and list the first ten songs, then tag 10 people. Take it if you want to!

1. Poe - Hello

2. S Club 7 - Dangerous

3. Sherwood - Gentleman of Promise

4. Erutan - Come Little Children

5. Nobuo Uematsu - Compression of Time

6. Hilary Duff - I Am

7. Linkin Park - Shadow of the Day

8. Adele - Make You Feel My Love

9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cast - Walk Through the Fire

10. t.A.T.u. - Show Me Love
fireflys_locket: (Yuna Breathless - badlydrawnicons)
I haven't been writing. That happens. This time, it's because I've been devoting so much time to cleaning and organizing, which has been both physically and emotionally exhausting. I've found old notebooks, old journals, old pictures. I've felt myself falling back in time 10-11 years in seconds. I've also been playing Final Fantasy X HD, when I was playing the original game for the first time exactly 10 years ago. Sometimes, I find myself so deeply involved with the game that I start forgetting where I am. All of this is very bittersweet. It hurts. But it hurts so good. My heart is all over the place, and my head's thoroughly confused. I'm going back to old thought patterns, scolding myself like I used to.

Then, I breathe and remember it's 2014. That stuff's all behind me. (For better or worse.) And I like my life now. I love myself now. Yes, I'm still very lonely. But other than that, I'm doing exactly what I love to do. What I'm meant to do. If I keep to the path I'm travelling, I just need someone to share it with for everything to eventually be perfect. Still, I'm almost 25. And I don't feel like it. I feel younger than I did when I was a teenager. I am myself than ever, but am I really an adult? I'm dreading May, like every year. I'm trying to tell myself it can't be worse than turning  21 was. When I'm really not sure.

Ah, I can't wait until this cleaning is done. I want that mess far, far behind me. But there will still be lots to look through. This whole year might be dedicated more to revisiting the past than shaping the future. I don't know if that's good. But it has to be done. I just wish I could drop out of time completely for a while, to recover. But I feel like I'm haunting my own memories as much as they're haunting me.

fireflys_locket: (Lightning Close - sharp_pastels)

I'm having a lot of depression the last few days. Okay, that's nothing new, but I'm having trouble writing. I guess I'm still upset over Dreaming in Shadow being more than half-way done. I had a good talk to Jill about it on Thursday, and I got a very caring email response from [livejournal.com profile] medleymisty , but I still can't seem to shake the upset feelings for more than a day or so. And now, it does seem to actually be to the point of keeping me from writing... and I wasn't even planning to work on Dreaming in Shadow this week. I guess I'm a little nervous about the next chapter of Miss Masquerade, too.

Last night, instead of working on MM, like I had planned, I just barely pulled myself out of a potentially bad panic attack. :/ There might be some other contributing factors to said close call, but I'm sure a lot of it is relating back to writing. And I guess I'm feeling pressure (though unintended) from friends, who are very excited about DiS moving along. I think [livejournal.com profile] medleymisty is the only person I know, who can relate to the combination of excitement and shear terror I've been feeling the past couple of weeks.

*Sighs* Well, anyways... after pretty much giving up on the idea of writing last night, I played Final Fantasy XIII for a few hours. It proved to be a pretty good distraction. On Saturday, I was at GameStop to preorder the Team Ico Collection, and I went ahead and preordered Final Fantasy XIII-2 as well. I should be done with XIII by then... hopefully. I think the only reason I haven't finished it yet is that the Summer fell apart, and I wasn't doing much of anything but trying to hang onto a ledge for dear life... for months. And now, I probably just relate Final Fantasy XIII to that time.

It's not the first time that has happened, either. At least I'm trying to work through that association this time. Who knows if I'll ever finish Final Fantasy VIII? I did buy it on PSN and start it up again. But that was awhile ago... and I only played a few hours. That does remind me, though. I hoping to try out some more older RPGs. I'm thinking the first Suikoden might be next. I have a couple of those games that I've barely tried, but I think I want to start at the beginning for some reason. We'll see how that goes.

And hey, new Degrassi this week. I'm really... not looking forward to it. :/ Oh, well.


fireflys_locket: (Catch Me (Kairi) - fireflys_locket)
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This is tough. I'm still thinking about my list for Giant Bomb. I'm between Final Fantasy 13 and Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep as my #1. I actually haven't finished either one of them . ^///^; That makes this even harder. I love Final Fantasy 13, and it was a much bigger game than Birth By Sleep, but... Kingdom Hearts is probably my superior gaming love. And it really helped me get through my cold. I spent most days playing it at least a bit. Tea and Kingdom Hearts was my cold therapy.

It's pretty close, though. <3
fireflys_locket: (Hachi Fangirl - fireflys_locket)
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I absolutely go back to my favorite things. I've read the Harry Potter books at least 3 times; the first 3 probably 10 or more times. Just in theaters, I've watched all the Harry Potter movies at least 4 times, most 7 or more. I saw Peter Pan in theaters 10 times, at least 3 times since then. I've seen A Walk to Remember and Titanic probably at least 5 times, even though I sob every time I watch. Genius I've watched countless times after heartbreaks and bad days. I watched my favorite Disney movies over and over when I was young. I'm surprised my Lion King VHS still plays. Though I expect that's common for kids.

Even some of my newer favorite movies, like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Lost and Delirious, I watched my favorite parts over and over for a week or so, enjoying my new obsessions. HeH.
 
Also, though the question is just talking about books and movies, I've played Kingdom Hearts probably 4 full times, many other partial times. I've played Final Fantasy X twice. I'm not sure how many times I played Super Mario RPG, but I'd say at least 5. I really need to finish 2nd playthroughs of Shadow Hearts and Covenant. And I've watched and read NANA tons of times! I've seen every episode of Degrassi at least twice. I also listen to my favorite podcasts over and over again.

Basically, there are no limits on re-enjoying things I love. But of course, you do want to make sure you give new things a chance. You never know when I new favorite may arise! For instance, today I read the first volume of Mars, and I'm totally in love. I'm so happy to find something new to obsess over. Especially to try and get me through the coughing fit end of this cold! Basically, it's been tea and tissues and Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep for the last 7 days. I'm definitely feeling better, but the coughing has been disrupting my sleeping the last few days, and I can get really messed up over loss of sleep.
fireflys_locket: (Believe Yuna - fireflys_locket)

Lately, I've been going on a little GiantBomb chat. My new friend, Symphony, invited me. <3 I haven't been talking much... I'm still me, after all. But it's nice to feel somewhat part of something. Even if just barely...

Anyways, last night, Symphony was talking about Dissidia: Final Fantasy (a fighting game with Final Fantasy characters in it), and how it would be better with more characters in it. They only put in one 'hero" and one 'villain" from each of the main (aka numbered) games. I don't know much about the game, having only watched the Quick Look, but looking at the list of characters, I'd have to agree. She was saying there should at least be two playable protagonists and antagonists from each game. For instance, they have Tidus from Final Fantasy X , when she believed that Yuna was just as much of a main character.

And then, it hit me. Final Fantasy X really is Yuna's story. It's Yuna's story through Tidus' eyes. And though I didn't realize it, the game may have inspired me in that way. In the Timeline, I have a set of 10 stories which are focusing on the current group of elemental princesses/priestesses through the eyes of their respective protectors. There's a father, a brother, a neighbor, and so on... though most of them are love interests. But though the stories are told from the first-person POV of the male characters, they are really about the female characters, and the different sorts of relationships the princess and her protector can have.

So, I just thought I'd share a little insight (Haha.) on a different way to tell a story.


fireflys_locket: (Lightning Close - sharp_pastels)

I promise I won't go into any spoiler-y details, but I'm totally in love with FF13. I got it at midnight and played for about 5 hours. Unfortunately, my head hurts, so I had to take a break. :( Stupid sinus headache.

Everything is so beautiful, and I already love the characters. <3 Plus Snow/Serah and Hope/Vanille. Awww.


fireflys_locket: (Pretty Penelo - ryfee)

Okay, this is the second Final Fantasy 13 trailer to make me cry. At least, I can understand this one. Goodness, I'm excited.

fireflys_locket: (Squall BW Photo - melodea)

So, browsing around on GameSpot (mostly voting on their year end awards), I found that Final Fantasy VIII is coming to PSN. I never actually finished it. I was playing it during one of the most hectic times of my life (aka early 2005). And I just never went back to it. I finished Final Fantasy IX, got to the end of Final Fantasy VII, and - of course - have played through the newer ones. But for some reason... anytime I think of playing Final Fantasy VIII, I decide not to. It isn't because I didn't like what I played of it... so, it really must be the memories attached to it. Not that all of those memories are bad, even. It makes me think of Christen too, but... that was such an upsetting time.

Anyways, I'm starting to think... it's coming on 5 years since I left school and all. Maybe, it's time to just start over. Maybe it would be theraputic.

fireflys_locket: (Fangirl Hachi - fireflys_locket)
This is the place to find a list of my favorite fanworks from all across the web. Also, feel free to make recommendations of any fanworks (of fandoms I'm interested in) that you think I'd like in a comment.

I used to spend so very much of my time reading and writing fanfiction. Though that time has passed, I still love quality fanworks and this will be the place where I list them.

Read more... )
fireflys_locket: (Oh my stars! - fireflys_locket)

It's finally E3 time. And after being extremely sick for the past 5 days, I was totally excited for the press conferences.  Now, I've never even touched a Microsoft console in my memory, but being someone who's interested in gaming issues and news across the board, I decided to watch their press conference anyways. And now I have a shocking announcement...

I am no longer buying a PS3.   o.O;

Yes, lazy people who aren't clicking the link. Final Fantasy 13, my only reason thus far for wanting a PS3, is now coming to the Xbox360. My gaming plans have totally been switched around! I hardly know what to do with myself. o.O; Now, logically... if you could could get a system for a lower price... wouldn't you? ^_^ And there are other games I would love to get for the 360. This is mind boggling... but exciting. I'm going to try to get over to GameCrazy this week and have a chat with the workers about 360 stuff. 

So, gaming friends... what do you guys think of this?

By the way, maybe go ahead and recommend me some 360 games? Nothing too violent, though... please. ~_~; I know there's lots of shooters for the 360, but I'm just not interested. I like RPGs... and pretty stuff. 

(PS: Recommend at the link, please. I can keep better track of recs there! Thank you! ^_^ )

PS (Again): Actually... I'm probably going to have to take this back after tomorrow's Sony press conference, aren't I? But oh, well... I want all three of them eventually. It's just... how on earth am I going to get enough money? *Dies* Enjoying lots of media is so expensive... or illegal. ~_~;

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