Friday, March 9, 2012

I Take It All Back

I think it still applies in a general sense, but as my smuggler moved forward, she seems to be getting PLENTY of opportunities to flirt. Woot!

Also, I'm putting in an app for a guild on my very first PVP (RP-PVP, but still) server.

She actually started out as a character in my smuggler's fanfic, which has just gushed out of me like some kind of spurting artery. I've written almost ten thousand words in about 48 hours. I've never written that much that fast.

I do need to do a little more planning before I go any further; Arri threw a wrench in the works. She started out as a bit part - someone to flirt with Corso for humor and maybe a bit of jealousy from Vacy. But then it turned out she was Vacy's buddy and they were working together to make sure Vacy could seem drunk without BEING drunk, and THEN somehow it turned out she was an undercover Jedi knight investigating a slave ring at the club, which is what leads to the fight where poor Vacy tries her hand at healing, WHICH is the point of the story.


I've also never had interconnected story threads that gelled as well as these are seeming to. The pacing is shyte, but for a zero draft, I'm just ridiculously pleased. Additionally, this is one of a few fics where I don't have a frame story already there to follow, unlike with "Anniversary" or "Broken." Nor is it a character drabble like "Stormy Blue" or "World's Finest," which I need to find and post.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It's Okay If Men Are Players, But You're Not That Kind of Girl

So this is something that has bothered me for quite a long time, but over the past few days/weeks I've noticed it more. I've been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic pretty regularly since it came out. I've got several characters - most are female, but one is male.

Guess who gets the [Flirt] options?

Despite the fact that apparently the entire galaxy is heterosexual, and a significant majority of the NPCs are male, it's the dude PC, NOT the chicks. And while theoretically it's possible that the difference is based on the PC's occupation, something tells me it goes a bit deeper.

Because it's not the first time I've experienced this in stories. It's particularly frustrating in interactive stories, because it feels much more personal. There are always plenty of barmaids for the male characters to schmooze, but the soldiers on leave? They're not interested in having fun for some reason. :P

Anyway, I'm going to leave it at that because I really don't feel like thinking about it anymore. :P

Friday, February 17, 2012


So it's now 8 PM and I've been at an event that I have PAID to go to for several hours, and I've spent the time not at the event but in my room, surfing the web (thank God I have internet access). I just haven't felt the least bit interested in what I've seen listed to do.

Maybe I'm just a snob, but things feel ... poorly designed. I mean, I would think that a "Literary" series would be about, you know, READING. But it isn't! Those are the writing panels. There kind of aren't any book-focused panels.

And it strikes me as just a little unfair that the Disney trivia contest was put in the Kids category, while Star Wars and Doctor Who get to be General. I would've thought NERDS would be the sort to understand that grown-ups geek out over Disney details as much as children do. :P

I've heard nothing about a drum circle, either. Serious bummer, that.

Speaking of bummers, one of my online buddies recently went silent. SAD FACE, CHEV. I'll miss ya. If you're ever heading East, lemme know. :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Nothing More Than Feelings

I've got bunches to do today, so this will probably just be a stub for now. Anyway.

Whoever wrote the Jedi Code was an idiot.
There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.

In fairness, this isn't the only version of the code, but it's the only one (that I've heard) in the new MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. And one of the elements of the original stories - and the later ones - that I miss in the game is the exploration of philosophy. While I've enjoyed learning to use interrupt actions and finding out how the gathering/crafting system works in this game, the story options are heavy-handed and clunky. More than once I've found myself wishing I had a good tabletop group instead.

However, in the absence of that, SW:TOR will have to do. :P

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Your results:
You are Esmeralda

Princess Aurora
Timothy Mouse
Donald Duck
Winnie The Pooh
You are not afraid to speak up for the outcasts when nobody else will. You have a fiery independent disposition but you are always ready to help the poor and downtrodden.

Click here to take the Disney Personality Test

(This is the top 10 matches out of a possible 62 Disney characters)