27 November 2013 @ 02:21 pm
Early Christmas for Sen  
Way too many awesome things happened and the day isn't even halfway over yet! Everyone knows how excited I am about the release of Dot Kareshi III. I think today was the release~ If so, then it's on its way over! I can't wait to finally see the Villager's route and why the heck he's so ominous/creepy! He has to be a Yandere type. HAS TO.


I'm not a mean or sarcastic kind of person, but when something bothers me I have to voice my opinion. Normally, I'd keep it to myself or protest indirectly. An author on AO3 asked for some honest opinions about their story and when I voiced mine, they flew off the handle. I feel better now that I've actually confronted him/her/it about the offensive content in their story.

I didn't do anything wrong. They asked for opinions and I gave them mine. They never said what kind of opinions they were looking for. "Don't be shy" was what they said. If you don't want people being honest, then say so! (╬ Ò ‸ Ó)
Current Music: Love Me After 12 AM - m-Flo loves Alex (Clazziquai Project)
26 November 2013 @ 10:08 pm
Happiness Comes in a Tin Can  
Tomorrow is the official release date for the third and final installment of the Dot Kareshi series! I can't begin to tell you how stoked I am~ Does anyone have a paper bag I can breathe into so I don't hyperventilate? ヽ(´∇´)ノ (∇´ノ) ヽ(   )ノ (ヽ´∇) ヽ(´∇`)ノ

I also watched a spiffy, super-stylish movie a friend brought over today. Bunraku isn't the greatest movie I've ever seen, but it's definitely in a league of its own. I've never quite seen anything like it. The visual effects worked well and DAT MUSICAL SCORE. I love jazz, so this made my day.

More fan fiction updates are on the way! Ciao!
Current Music: 「月蝕(Eclipse)」 - Diabolik Lovers More, Blood OST
20 November 2013 @ 09:16 pm
Fan Fiction Updates  
The holidays are rolling around but that doesn't mean I won't be updating. I have a lot on my plate right now. Other than the three major projects I have there are also two mini series that I'm working on. One has nearly reached completion, so I'm grateful for that. (*´ο`*)

The next story scheduled for an update is my Tales of the Abyss project, "A Flower Withered." The chapter is already written; I'm just in the slow, agonizing process of revising it. Yeesh, my writing can get messy when I get in too much of a hurry. It's like an editor's nightmare! XD

I'll also be wrapping up my STARISH letter series soon. After that, I plan on doing a similar series for Quartet Night, as suggested by one of my readers and reviewers. Thanks, Shiori! :)
Current Music: 蟲 - Dir en Grey
19 November 2013 @ 03:05 pm
FFNet Supporters Needed  

FFNet is a great place to write, read, and share fan fiction with other fans from around the world. It has a large database and member base, making it the most prolific archive on the world wide web. However, the recent stream of Ads feature content that may be offensive to many.

Ads are a necessity on this site as it is supported/sponsored by some of the sites it advertises for. I have no problem with that. The Ads aren't large or flashy. They've never been a distraction for me.

Until they rolled out a new Ad campaign featuring some site called 'Edge.' Their Ads are offensive because they depict homosexual couples hugging and kissing. Homosexuality goes against many religions, traditional values, and logical morals. I'm sure that those offended by such images don't want their thirteen and fourteen year old's logging on and seeing such images.

FFNet doesn't advocate for religions or any other types of minority group. Homosexuality shouldn't be one either. Please support the cause and email the site admins at support[AT]fanfiction[DOT]com. Tell them we don't want these Ads on the site because they advocate/support something the site doesn't represent.

Thanks for your continued support, guys! You're what makes FFNet awesome! :)
Current Music: Always, All Ways - Lost Prophets
18 November 2013 @ 05:40 pm
I Hate Xmas Shopping  
Especially when my mom starts before Thanksgiving. I know we've got a large family and all but it still seems a tad ridiculous...I even brought my 3DS along and still got bored. Pfft, I sound like some spoiled preteen brat. XD

So, we were in Bed, Bath and Beyond when my mom suddenly shrieks. I look up from my game and she shoves this bottle of lotion in my face, chirping, "Look, hon! It's Japanese! Don't you love that Asian stuff? Want me to get it for you?"

Dear Mom, I am interested in Asian culture but that doesn't mean I'll buy and/or collect anything with an Asian country tacked on the label. The lotion didn't even smell that great; reminds me of my great aunt. *gag*

Parents...Who invented 'em? :I
Current Music: 魔法少女幸福論 ft. 初音ミク - トーマ
17 November 2013 @ 09:50 pm
Sen Reacts to...ドットカレシ-We're 8bit Lovers!- Ⅱ~てんくうのキス~  
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE GAME, "ドットカレシ-We're 8bit Lovers!- Ⅱ~てんくうのキス~."

ドットカレシ-We're 8bit Lovers!- Ⅱ~てんくうのキス~ (Dot Kareshi-We're 8bit Lovers! - II~ Tenkuu no Kiss~) is the second installment of the popular RPG-based otome game and visual novel series, Dot Kareshi by Rejet. This game is a touch different from the first: featuring a new story, new characters, and plenty more pervy shenanigans. Let's run through the characters, shall we?

Spoilers Ahead... )
Current Music: Ray - 【Ecthelion】-エクセリオン-
16 November 2013 @ 06:51 pm
Pardon Me, Sir or Madame  
This post's alternate title could be, "Silly Stunts Pulled By Fan Fiction Authors That They Actually Believe Readers Won't Take Notice Of."

This is just a way of getting things off my chest because it bothers me. I shouldn't let it bother me, but it does. And when you try to point it out to someone they fly off the handle and attack you. ヽ(゚Д゚)ノ

Sigh. Where to begin? Yaoi and Yuri have no place in a reverse harem anime/game? I don't get where people come up with the whacked out stuff they do. All of my fandoms suffer from this. I can't do anything but try to ignore the...stuff these folks post. I've read some purely out of curiosity before, and came to regret it. It's unrealistic and terribly written!

Then there are people who use the "Sorry OOC..." bit. Er, I don't think I should go there. Those goofs should check themselves into some fan fiction rehab.

I'm no better than your Average Joe, but at least I follow the rules. :(
Current Music: 巡る想い (''Zoetrope''re-arrange ver.) - AMNESIA (TV) OST
12 November 2013 @ 11:37 pm
Creating Characters for Dummies  
I'm not the greatest writer in the world. My skills need some serious development. People aren't breaking my door down begging for advice. But I do strive to make my work as unique as possible, especially when it comes to OC's.

I try to create a character that will enhance the canon, not destroy it. Crack fics are an exception to that rule. Otherwise, if you want to pair your OC with a canon character then you should make sure their personalities are compatible. Some types just aren't meant to be together. Anyone who thinks otherwise...Yeah. (ノಠ ∩ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

Secrets to an Awesome OC )

I hope this helped everyone! Good luck with your writing!
Current Music: Last Heaven - the Gazette
11 November 2013 @ 02:51 pm
Sen's Stupid-Long List of Ships  
People keep asking, so this is mainly for reference purposes. I'll ship just about anything so long as it meets certain criteria. Romances that I don't approve of and/or loathe are as follows: homosexual pairings, incest, pedophilia by more than forty years, and rivalries turned romance. That last one has some leeway.

Anime/Manga )

Miscellaneous )

Videogames/PC Games )

Feel free to request a fic based on any of these if you like! :D
Current Music: めりー☆せっくすます - ft. ルーク (UTAU) - まだ仔
09 November 2013 @ 10:47 pm
Showdown...Pseudo-Villain VS A True Badass  

My friends and I enjoy having semi-intellectual discussions about character types, the psychology behind these characters' actions, and what makes them great or not so great. I've been on a Trinity Blood kick lately, thanks to my buddy and fellow fan girl, Mel. It has some awesome characters and an equally awesome plot.

But Mel and I have different opinions on the series' foremost antagonists: Dietrich von Lohengrin and Isaak Fernand von Kämpfer. I'm here to break down their characters and prove which of the two is a better villain. ─=≡Σ((( つ•̀ω•́)つ

Remember, there are major spoilers under the cut... )
17 October 2013 @ 08:47 pm
Sen Reacts to...ドットカレシ-We're 8bit Lovers!- Ⅰ~でんせつのおとめ~  
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE GAME, "ドットカレシ-We're 8bit Lovers!- Ⅰ~でんせつのおとめ~."

ドットカレシ-We're 8bit Lovers!- Ⅰ~でんせつのおとめ~ (Dot Kareshi-We're 8bit Lovers!- I~Densetsu no Otome~) is a visual novel and otome game. The theme of the game is based on classic RPG's like Dragon Quest (Which Brave mentions in his return ending.) This game series is close to my heart because I, like the heroine, spent an ungodly amount of time with my games. Heck, I still do. But because the heroine left her game and never finished it, the characters inside the game became warped! Er, personality-wise, that is. They're all a bunch of perverts now, and it's all YOUR fault. Let's visit the wonderful world of Unlimited Quest! ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ

Spoilers Ahead... )
Current Music: ジョーカーの世界 Ⅱ - AMNESIA(TV) OST
14 October 2013 @ 09:06 pm
Overseas Utau Matsuri~  
I'm an avid Utau enthusiast, and although I do cover various songs myself, I can't draw...Therefore, I can't make proper PVs for my covers. I don't want to release any of my USTs either since most tend to abuse them. щ(ºДºщ)

That said, I really admire Overseas Utau users who create original songs for their own Utauloids. This article is mainly a reference for my friends, but I hope it inspires others as well! Utau is a versatile, user-friendly program, much moreso than Vocaloid, in my opinion. But that's just me. Without further ado, enjoy!

Warning: Live video streaming and some graphic images ahead. )
Current Music: Fabular Show TONIGHT★ - TATARI
11 October 2013 @ 11:18 pm
Sen Reacts to...DIABOLIK LOVERS (TV)  

I love otome games, and I love game-to-anime adaptations. Unfortunately, the two usually don't blend that well. This is due in part to the nature of otome games: multiple endings/outcomes, different routes, character issues, etc. DIABOLIK LOVERS had me raging by the end of the first episode.

There are things I liked about it, to be sure, and I do plan on watching the series in its entirety. The biggest problem I have with the series is that although it spans twelve episodes, these 'episodes' only last fifteen minutes. You heard me right, fifteen minutes.

Spoilers Ahead... )
Current Music: Venus In the Mirror (Acoustic Version) - Takano Tetsu
11 October 2013 @ 01:17 am
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11 October 2013 @ 01:10 am
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11 October 2013 @ 01:00 am
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Current Music: Abusive Relationship #5 - BLYTHEあなか・響震路