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15th-Nov-2018 03:35 am - One of those weeks
Every so often, I end up stuck in a cycle where I alternate between days where I get 4-5 hours of sleep and am thus too tired to do anything productive, and days where I get 10-11 of hours sleep and thus don't have time to do anything productive.

It always pisses me off when that happens.

Today's story: Fate:stay night: The Dragon of the Seventh Heaven (High School DxD/Fate series [mostly Fate/Extra, some Fate/Grand Order, only a little Fate/stay night])
10th-Nov-2018 02:58 am - Ugh.
It's always the transitions that kick my ass for weeks on end.

Today's story: Pokemon Reset Bloodlines
4th-Nov-2018 12:54 am - RWBY season 6 underway
Following the customary 1-week delay, the first episode is now available to everyone.

They've cut way back on the distribution, though. It's no longer on YouTube, or Crunchyroll, or any other third party video service--only Rooster Teeth's official site.

And that's unfortunate, because RT's video player sucks. A 20-minute video at this time of night should NOT have the picture keep blurring, then sharpening, then blurring every few seconds!

...Better than nothing, I guess. At least it didn't hang or freeze.

Today's story: As N Approaches Infinity (Bleach/Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
Someone has managed to find a way to sneak a javascript exploit into FFN user profiles. It spreads when other FFN users view the infected profiles.

Details can be found here.

If you have an FFN account, check your user settings. If you've been infected, it appears that the main signs will be:

  • Lines of code in your raw bio text (the javascript exploit)
  • Unfamiliar backup e-mail addresses (which the hacker can then use to reset your password and take over your account)

If you find either of these in your account, delete the addresses, erase your bio, and change your password ASAP.

After that's done (or after you've confirmed that you're not infected) LOG OUT, CLEAR YOUR BROWSER OF FFN COOKIES, AND STAY LOGGED OUT. Log in only for things that you need to be logged in to do (e.g. posting stories, posting reviews, faving/following stories [if you want to fave/follow an author, do it from within one of their stories, NOT from their profile page]) and immediately log out again afterwards. As long as you're not logged in when viewing an infected profile, the script shouldn't recognize you as an FFN user, and your own account should be safe.

FFN is notorious for dragging its ass when it comes to fixing problems with the site, so God only knows if/when Xing et al will get around to rectifying this. It's going to be on us to protect ourselves in the meantime.
19th-Oct-2018 11:37 pm - Game 7 incoming!
Six down...

...five to go.

Today's story: Ta'veren (Wheel of Time)
15th-Oct-2018 11:22 pm - El Nino bringing the lumber!
Young Orlando Arcia is going to be the Brewers' shortstop for a long time to come. They can't call him "The Kid," though, because that nickname is now and forever the property of someone else. So instead...

Five down...

...six to go.

This is as far as the Crew got last time. They lost the 2011 NLCS to the Cardinals, 4-2.
15th-Oct-2018 12:13 am - Sunday miscellany, 10/14/18
Yeah, I jinxed them. :P

Ah, well. Anyway--it's been way too long since I did one of these, so...

It took me about two months more than it should have, but I finally figured out what I needed to do with that @#$%#@%$$% third scene, so the chapter's back on track. I want to be optimistic and target the end of November, but...well, let's just make sure that I don't get stonewalled again on the very next scene. :P

On that note, I have something of a workable writing schedule at the moment (I think). However, word has officially come down at work that my department is going to be streamlined out of existence by this time next year, so that schedule isn't going to last too much longer. :P What I'll be able to do afterward will depend on whether I can find another job with my introverted personality and nonexistent references what kind of new job I manage to find, and what my new schedule turns out to be.

...Well, there's also the possibility of me winning the lottery. :P

Anyway, I'm going to try to get TWW finished before then.

The new anime season's started, and I'm going to try to follow some shows (though since I don't have a HIDIVE membership, I won't be able to follow everything I want). The new seasons of Ace Attorney and Sword Art Online are definite follows; beyond that, I'm going to at least check out:

  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
  • Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary
  • RErideD
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  • Ms. vampire who lives in my neighborhood.
  • IRODUKU: The World in Colors
  • Boarding School Juliet
  • My Sister, My Writer
  • Conception
  • Merc StoriA: The Apathetic Boy and the Girl in a Bottle

Definitely not going to follow all of those shows--I learned my lesson in that regard a long time ago--but some of them, at least. (More than last season, where the only thing I followed was the second half of Persona 5. :P)

That's it for now, I think. Until next time...

Today's story: Caught in the Weavings of the Wheel (Buffy/Wheel of Time)
13th-Oct-2018 02:14 am - Joining the countdown midway
Why not? It worked for the Packers in '10, maybe lightning will strike twice. :)

Four down...

...seven to go.

Today's story: White Sun and Black Rain (Bleach)
8th-Oct-2018 06:54 am - My personal anthem
Pretty sure I've posted this before, but it's still true. :P (Look no further than the time of this entry for evidence. :P)

Okay, last one of these, I promise. (I think.)

But anyway. The recent claim that the negative reactions to The Last Jedi were mostly the products of Russian trolls prompted published SF author Larry Correia Lavrenty Krasnov to go back to the well one more time, and rip the movie to shreds from the POV of a professional storyteller.


Luke was a travesty. That was just bullshit right there. If I’d had a look at the script beforehand I would have rolled it up tight and smacked Ryan over the head with it while shouting “what the fuck is wrong with you! You’ve been given custody of one of the most beloved characters in history and this is what you do with him?”

And the fact that nobody at Disney did that is the real travesty.

Listen, I’ve written in other people’s universes. And the first damned thing you do is your basic homework of what makes it tick, and what things are sacred. You don’t try to “subvert” what came before. You see why people loved it and then you build on it.

Like holy shit man, I’ve written stories for Aliens, Predator, V Wars (coming soon to Netflix!), Warmachine, and I’m probably forgetting some other IPs I’ve worked in, that’s basic fucking IP Writing 101. You do your homework. You respect what came before. AND YOU DON’T PISS OFF THE FANS.

Go. Read.

Then come back, and we can all be Russian trolls. :)

Today's story: The Forge, The Hearth, and The Steel Sword (Danmachi/Fate/Extra)
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