taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (PeonyxJade / how to melt a heart of ice)
Rules:
→ You must post these rules.
→ Each person must post 11 things about themselves in their journal.
→ Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create eleven new questions for the people you tag to answer.
→ You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post.


Girl look at that body I-I-I-I work out! )
taotrooper: The Norse god of mischief insists he's not trolling on the Internet (Marvel / Internet Jotunn)
Give me a topic, preferably a fannish topic that I would be likely to have something to say about, and I will attempt to record a voice post/mp3 on what I think about the subject.

:D

Jun. 19th, 2011 01:08 pm
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Fantasia / Attention whore)
Let's cut the crap and be direct.

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY TODAY


So if you want to congratulate me and/or use weird gifs and/or make me feel happier in an otherwise shitty week, please do ♥
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Sokka / beautiful day)
Quick list:

α The tabs I have left open for research for original fic or blog posts I want to write get weirder and weirder, including Wikipedia links about tricksters and troubadours. Not for the same thing, sadly. I think this is why I rarely write: MY IMAGINATION IS TOO RANDOM.

β I'm getting used to reading in my silly gadget. My main issue is focusing in one book at the time.

γ The first finished thing this year was Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman. Even if it's a short story aimed at children, this might be my favorite mythology-based thing from everything he's written. I thought the main character was going to be like Hiccup, and in the end he was That Kid In Animanga Who Always Grins To Creep You Out ^_^ Trufax.

δ And because some of you were talking about it, I tried 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors(aka 999) yesterday. No$GBA wasn't saving well, so I used DeSmuME to play the ROM instead. I got to the Safe ending, I'll do the True ending later, then maybe the rest of the bad ends. The game is pretty good, some sort of ungodly hybrid between Hotel Dusk and Phoenix Wright gameplay wise, but very Agatha Christie meets any horror film with people trapped in a twisted game of sorts. It's pretty good if you like those two genres. Also, is it just me or the corpse descriptions are gross? I know that death by explosion is hella awful, but maaaaaan, TMI.

ε Read more of The Iliad, self!

Eleventh

Jan. 1st, 2011 02:05 pm
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Natalia / elegance)
happy new year! ♥

So I checked my old posts from this time of the year, and striked the new year resolutions from 2010 that I accomplished. Wasn't much. So here are 2011's.

Repeating some )

Also, I kept a list of everything I read/watched/played on 2010. I liked this method to keep a record of stuff, I think I'm repeating it this year. So if you want to use this post to ask me about one of the items in the list, go ahead! :D
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Okami / bloom for praise)
Okay, hi to everyone from the Okami friending meme! Nice to meet you. I swear I'm not as scary/dull as I may seem. And despite of listing many pairings, I'm pretty much vanilla. But yeah, favorite video game of all time for me is that one.

Meh, I wanted to peek over the Yuletide fics despite of not participating this year, but it won't open at all. Buuuuuummer.

Hmmm, what else? Ah, yes! I should start responding old memes, so if anyone wants a free icon from me, please go here. Maybe I'll begin before January 6th, hopefully :D /lazy bastard

And you know what I want to revive? My blog, Nectarade. And the Iliad reading. I actually had the next chapter half done since forever, but it was a good one and I wanted to make it justice with decent jokes, so I had a writer's block. Then my hard drive DIED. But yeah, I'll retake it. Gotta take advantage of my new reader coming with copies of The Iliad and The Odyssey (using Greek names and not Roman, thanks.) It also brought Virgil's Aeneid and Hesiod's Theogony, but the latter has a really lousy translation (Gaea gave birth to the GIANT OREOS?! I don't even XDDD)
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Gwendolyn / the valkyrie's flight)
I think it's amazing that I keep finding old weird shit around, while I look for some other stuff to install. On my previous laptop, I had a bunch of things from 2009 I thought I had lost, such as most of my Abyss doujinshi collection or many music records or the entire series of Cybersix. On my ancient CDs/DVDs, I came across a folder of websites I ripped almost complete with some software. There was a large now-LQ Evangelion gallery (remember how years ago every image on the Internet was tiny and took ages to download anyway?) and a Spanish online academic dictionary of Norse mythology whose URL is long time dead now.

Anyway, I just installed Photoshop, so I could just do two icon memes for you guys :D

Comment here and I'll make an icon out of one of your interests. You have no saying on what I'll make.

Ask me to make you one icon. Give me the image, the character(s), the text you want on it. If you want it to look in a particular way or with a particular color scheme, tell me that as well.

Things I WON'T icon
- Fanart. Only canon images and doujinshi.
- Hentai/yaoi/explicit yuri/porn. Because it embarrasses me.
- Offensive things. That'll be on my criteria.

Do one, do both, it's okay. Hopefully I'll have them done before the holidays end. If you want me not to share the icon(s) with the world, say it aloud, or I'll assume they're free to post in my icon journal.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Pkmn / happy Gastly)
Happy Halloween for those who celebrate it! We only have a few lemon drops and some tablet chocolate. I want tastier sources of sugar :( *raids the kitchen cabinets*

Today I wondered at what year will Michael Jackson rise from his grave and dance to Thriller to become the king of dead (and pop). Maybe it happened last year and we didn't know. It's... not too soon anymore to make this kind of jokes, right?

I plug this every year so here it is again for the lulz. How to carve a pumpkin like a pro, a cute flash game you must play. The music and special effects are great, so turn your speakers on! :D
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Vivi / best desert princess ever)
Preguntas de Kmi )

Let's see if I can break the writer's block.

The Great A-Z Multifandom Drabbling Meme!

This is how it works:

1. Pick a letter.
2. Pick a prompt that starts with that letter (ex. P is for Porn). [note: no, actually I can't write porn]
3. Pick a fandom and a character/pairing/platonic relationship.

-You can claim up to two letters and you can't claim a letter that's already claimed.
-Fandoms: Okami, FMA, Tales of the Abyss, Tales of Symphonia, Ace Attorney (preferably Apollo Justice), Persona 4, Percy Jackson, Howl's Moving Castle
-Asking for genderbends and AUs is okay. [note: AUs and crossovers, sure. Genderbends is too complicated to me]

A. Alkahestry - Al and May
B.
C.
D.
E. Esperanza - Ed & Al
F. Fsteak Front - Chie
G.
H. Helado - Teddie+Rise
I. Indestructible - Amaterasu and Waka
J.
K.
L.
M. My, My - Ling/Lan Fan/(GREED???)
N.
Ñ.
O.
P.
Q.
R.
S. Similitudes - Howl+Fujimoto
T. Televisión - Trucy + Nick + Apollo
U. Unlikely - Anise and Jade
V.
W.
X.
Y.
Z.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Stock / wings on your feet)
  1. Can you name the Animes by Opening? Got 87/101.

  2. Holy shit, Adidas talaria!! To which I say:
    a) AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    b) Someone in this company is a huge Greek mythology geek!
    c) H-how much is it and does it come in more colors?
    d) Did someone send this to Rick Riordan?
    e) Meanwhile, Zelda fans are all "OMG Pegasus Boots!" but those were based on talaria so.
    f) I wonder if Nike would do winged shoes, too. That would be so meta.

  3. There's a Japanese date for Okamiden now, and their website now looks like one. There's this project thing I don't what's about, but there's new merch such as a fucking giant Chibiterasu plushie. Fuck you guys, where's my medium-sized Amaterasu plushie? Also, who are those girls below? Are they game characters or some sort of mascots? Because the outfit of the one on the left is worrying me.

  4. Oh right, TotA manga 22. YOU SCARED ME FOR A WHILE WITH THE SRS BSNS, YOU BASTARDS. Even the official mangaka can't manage to have Peony that OOC for such a long time unless it's the gaiden, ugh. *sigh* Thank god he was okay, not TnJ!awesome but okay. The highlights: cute Noelle is cute, Guy in a corner shipping Ion/Anise. The WTFs: Luke actually being cheerful because Peony praised him, while Ion was having an angsty self esteem crisis (it's like opposite replica day, what the hell!)

Derp

Jun. 28th, 2010 04:12 am
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Gelda / Let me in the sound)
*draaaaags herself from lethargy*

a) I see almost everyone is doing a 30 days meme of some sort. I kinda want to, but none of the ones I've seen convince me.

b) Judging from what I've seen on the flist, it's better that I don't retake Durarara. Not that interested anymore, anyway. /short attention span

c) Judging from what I've seen on the flist, it's better that I do retake this season of Doctor Who. I'm fucking amazed that all the ones who watched it actually agree that the finale was so good. Because let me tell you, you never do.

d) I miss my fandoms horribly. I crave to replay Apollo Justice, and run around in Okami, and finish Persona 4, and see more scans of pretty Tales of the Abyss shit -mangas, doujin, anything-, and find good fanworks in FMA -like I'd find many; what the hell, Pixiv. I should stop being a coward and actually finish Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou. I want more manga to read every month: Ouran is ending soon, Vinland Saga is on hiatus, Historie sucks so much lately, the rest aren't consistent.

Personal issue and Vdex crap, so you may skip it )
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Raine / the texture of these tiles!)
happy new year! ♥

I'll break the deredere to say thank you, for being around. I know I'm a lousy friend, but this was a shitty year and without you guys or fandom, it would've been even more sucktacular. You make me feel less lonelier, so gracias.

Now let's try to recap this past year a bit. This is completely subjective, of course.

Randomness )
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Zelos / Do I dazzle you? ♥)
happy holidays, everyone

Happy belated Hanukkah, happy belated Yule, merry Christmas, happy Kwanzaa in advance. Did I miss one? And if you don't celebrate or aren't forced to observe anything, then have a good December in general?
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Kero-chan / Addiction)
Answer to song meme here.

And bandwagoning! kirisame @ playfire. Let me know who you are if you want to add me.

It's... a little too Facebooky to feel entirely comfortable with it, but I dig that unlike Backloggery you don't need to manually type the games, there are strong databases with games to pick and cover pictures, and you can compare the games in common you share with someone. It looks like they really worked on the E-R table design. The microblog feature -with its own RSS!- is also neat (except for the f-bomb censoring) and I think I'll use it in the future for my advances. What I don't like is... most of the social things. It's creepy. Two random dudes I don't know wanted to add me today, just because they're Spaniards. I suspect the friend suggesting app is behind this shit.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Ema / taking notes for research)
Happy birthday, Laurus! I ♥ you and I've been owing you presents for years, but have a good day!

1. I'm still deciding on whether I should sign up for Yuletide or not. On one hand, there are fandoms this year that aren't really small, WTF, but I'm not complaining I really want to write (Persona 4! Tales of the Abyss!), so this could give me an excuse to sit on my ass and do so. On the other, will I have the time, and more importantly, will I have the disposition? Real life is incredibly uninspiring in general right now, to the point it's even cockblocking my capacity to do school work. How can I, when I can here someone sobbing next door every half an hour?

2. However, lately I've been writing Gaimanesque Greek-Roman mythology fanfic in Spanish. What's this I don't even... Should I cross-post it to my fic journal?

3. News like the bird dropping bread over the LHC are justifying why I keep saying that the great force moving the universe is randomness.

4. Am I the only one who thinks, regarding this, that Kojima is not only trolling his fans but also the Twilight ones? Oh, and LOL Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

5. I've been watching more real-action TV lately than anime. I don't know either.
taotrooper: The embodiment of social awkwardness tries to say hi (Zuko / greetings! I come in peace)
amewarashi[livejournal.com profile] rainmage

Yes, renamed. Let the initial confusion and spam begin! I also changed my layout, but people who read my Inksome might already know that one. I renamed my [livejournal.com profile] atomicdaydream's username as well.





Speaking of the crow paradox -that is, crows can recognize human faces, but humans can't tell crows apart for our lives. Not even people who breed/raise crows can recognize their birds, I read today. Then I imagined these folks putting color ribbons on crows and shit. Or even better, bowties. For some unholy reason, I thought that mental image was extremely cute and surreal at the same time, regardless of the fact crows aren't what one would call cute.

Memerama

Jul. 30th, 2009 06:05 pm
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Stock / ducklings)
The "You Should Write..." Meme!
my thread here


One day I'll beat this writer's block. Hopefully.

* Post ten of any pictures currently on your hard drive that you think are self-expressive.

* No captions. It must be like we're speaking with images and we have to interpret your visual language just like we have to interpret your words.

* They must ALREADY be on your hard drive - no googling or flickr! They have to have been saved to your folders sometime in the past. They must be something you've saved there because it resonated with you for some reason.

* You do NOT have to answer any questions about any of your pictures if you don't want to. You can make them as mysterious as you like. Or you can explain them away as much as you like.


Bah, I'll post twenty! )
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Waka / about to strike a pose)
Hey, guys?

It's my birthday. So if you want to be polite and say hi, or avoid making one post about it because you barely know me, or whatever, go spam me here. Please to include one or more of the following:
→ simple 'happy birthday'
→ abuse of blinding html in a text
→ silly youtube videos
→ picspam of macros/animated gifs/cute animals/awesome stuff
→ fanart/fanfic/recs of stuff I like (say, if you've ever found a pic of Jade Curtiss wearing Battle Master, now that would be made of win but I'll take anything shiny)
→ funny or cool articles/blog entries/news
→ presents made with dubious degrees of quality
→ pretty much anything you think I'd like

(Nothing too NSFW, though. I'm still at mom's and people could glance at the screen any moment now.)

Of course, if you've already given me birthday wishes I love you for that ♥ And you're spared from this, but it's still a chance to spam!

Oh, and I'm turning 33. So old.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (Stock / sea turtle)
Well, I still have no idea what to use this for.

[personal profile] lluvia was proposing a meme to explain the name here, so here I go with mine. Tao Trooper is sort of my current nick for new accounts lately. It's my MSN account, my AIM account, my Inksome account ([inksome.com profile] taotrooper), my Flickr account.

It's a reference to Okami, my favorite video game in the history of ever. The Tao Troopers were an institution a la Torchwood (sort of lower scale yet still as made of fail) formed by onmyouji soldiers. The formal name is "Tao Master Special Investigation Troop", and their HQ float above the capital city of Sei-an. They wear silly masks and large hats. I sort of love them a lot, even if it's just three people. But mostly, I like the combination of the two words. It has a strange ring to it, and it's geeky enough without making me sound like a weeaboo.
taotrooper: It's a polar bear dancing the hula; your argument is invalid (SMB / pwned!)
I don't know how many of you haven't watched that epic video "Battle at Kruger". Basically, some guy on a safari at South Africa got to film some lions hunting a buffalo calf. Except then some crocodiles tried to snatch it from them. And then the herd came back to fight for it. It's as epic as it sounds, and I don't want to spoil the result.



Well, I just caught a documentary on National Geographic channel focusing on meta about the video. It was so meta, they brought the good youtube comments. Dude, can you be more meta?

Why am I always amused to see internet stuff in different media?

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