nymeria: A picture of an odd looking Anderson (from hellsing) doll.  (ANDERSON)
*link was to a thread on the official steam forums on if the PRYO is a GIRL?? MAYBE?? and people tripped all over themselves to say ze wasn't, their "proof" being rather humorous*

1:48:05 PM ALICE LOCKE: this thread is
11:48:06 PM ALICE LOCKE: bad
11:48:18 PM Jacqueline Linus: yeah
11:48:23 PM Jacqueline Linus: i dont know why you read these things
11:48:26 PM ALICE LOCKE: THE PYRO ISNT A GIRL, HE'S A ROBOT (the robot is a dude apparently)
11:48:54 PM Jacqueline Linus: lol i like the
11:49:06 PM Jacqueline Linus: IT COULD BE AN UGLY WOMAN picture of rosie o donnel
11:49:17 PM ALICE LOCKE: people are weird
11:50:41 PM ALICE LOCKE: the last post is just
11:50:42 PM ALICE LOCKE: Man or robot. Female is off the list, IMO. Seriously, whoever first suggested that the Pyro was a chick (and I hope to god for his sake that he was joking and/or heavily intoxicated) should be shot.
11:50:47 PM ALICE LOCKE: why, why does that offend you so much?
11:51:04 PM ALICE LOCKE: i just, why on earth would that bother someone
11:51:20 PM Jacqueline Linus: because a WOMAN CAN'T BE IN A VIDEO GAME
11:51:33 PM ALICE LOCKE: unless they have zero suit fanservice scenes by team ninja
11:51:35 PM ALICE LOCKE: rite??
11:51:38 PM ALICE LOCKE: i just, haha
11:51:41 PM ALICE LOCKE: that last comment just
11:52:04 PM ALICE LOCKE: i just can't get it out of my mind because of how much the person finds it OFFENSIVE
11:52:08 PM Jacqueline Linus: i stopped reading after the rosie o donnell thing
11:52:12 PM ALICE LOCKE: that the very suggestion pyro could be female
11:52:26 PM ALICE LOCKE: (which would regardless be called "he")
11:52:35 PM Jacqueline Linus: yeah lol
11:52:42 PM ALICE LOCKE: god damnit i just want to email valve now and just
11:52:58 PM ALICE LOCKE: write it in this kind of innocent question email style that's just
11:53:05 PM ALICE LOCKE: hey valve tf2 is really cool
11:53:06 PM ALICE LOCKE: but
11:53:31 PM ALICE LOCKE: i want to play as a girl! playing as girls is awesome! i'm sure you know, having designed portal. IT WAS FUN WASN'T IT?
11:53:40 PM ALICE LOCKE: anyway, i was hoping maybe the pyro could be a girl?
11:53:51 PM ALICE LOCKE: signed
11:53:52 PM ALICE LOCKE: locke
11:54:10 PM Jacqueline Linus: i dont get why people are like bugged by it i mean
11:54:38 PM Jacqueline Linus: in portal you play a woman and it has no effect on the game whatsoever
11:54:57 PM ALICE LOCKE: but but thers no violence girls shouldnt be in violent games because thtats manly!!!1111
11:54:57 PM Jacqueline Linus: it's not like SUDDENLY YOU HAVE TO PLAY WITH A PINK TINT ON THE SCREEN
11:55:02 PM ALICE LOCKE: it's like that's a real argument
11:55:25 PM ALICE LOCKE: weighted companion cube
11:55:26 PM ALICE LOCKE: ;_;
11:55:32 PM ALICE LOCKE: how i miss it!
11:55:47 PM ALICE LOCKE: yeah, i just
11:56:06 PM ALICE LOCKE: if they revealed pyro is a girl the violent objections would be hilarious
11:56:14 PM ALICE LOCKE: because like that last commenter, it's just
11:56:18 PM ALICE LOCKE: why the fuck would that btoher you so much
11:56:35 PM ALICE LOCKE: girls like playing silly shooting games too and maybe they want to play as a girl in these games too? maybe???
nymeria: an adorable picture of a meowth drawn to look more like a real cat.  (meowth it's cute)
I read Guardian Of The Dead by Karen Healey about a week back. I really liked it. It surprised me with some of the twists it made, and never quite did what I thought it would.. (oh my! an evil MOTHER! Let's see how THIS ENDS!) (SPOILER: It ends in a surprising way!)

It also had an asexual character, which is always nice. Although he was kind of shafted for the rest of the book around halfway through, though it has a reason for doing so.. Maybe we'll see more of him in the SEQUEL!

I am still waiting for them to put Catching Fire on the kindle..hopefully soon!

In other news I now have two pokemon at level 100. This is truly an accomplishment to be proud of.
nymeria: A picture of an odd looking Anderson (from hellsing) doll.  (ANDERSON)
I am going to be reposting some crap I had on LJ throughout the next day or so, as I got fed up with LJ and their general FAILness. (That's not a word, it doesn't even roll of the tongue correctly.)

IN ANY CASE, I say hello to dreamwidth.
nymeria: a picture of a sonic picture in which he is waiting for public transportation. he is faster than the speed of sound (Default)
Things That Lost Probably Won't Answer
1: Libby. I know she's coming back to the show, but I doubt they'll explain anything in a cool way. It'll be just for fanservice.
2: The whole pregnancy situation on the island. I thought with Juliet being there she might have something to do with it, or be able to fix it. Or discover exactly why it's this way when it wasn't always like that. Whoops.
2: The whispers. They're totally going to cop out on these, I think. "It was just The Others trying to scare the losties." (Yeah, that's why that when you read transcripts it is chock full of just bizarre things that they have no business knowing, dead characters speaking, etc.)
3: The Island. They've already confirmed that they're never going to explain "what the island is". (Their excuse of "it's like the force! lol!" strikes me more as "We have no imagination! lol!" Seriously? That's their reasoning? They say they're all about the characters, but one of the very first mysteries was..well.. "Guys..where are we?" Sorry Charlie, we'll never know. It's just magic. Or something.
4: Annie. Remember her? Ben's childhood friend they hyped up during season 3. (In the commentaries they said she would be very crucial to future storylines. They also said the island's volcano would. Either they're liars, or they have no idea what they're doing. Understandably after they hyped her up, people sort of expected them to kind of..address that.
5: ..ahh this is too depressing lots of things.

I think they wasted season 5 in some ways. (The whole DHARMA timeline plot was just so silly to me. Season 2 hyped up DHARMA to be this superimportant ultra mysterious creepy key to the island's mythology, but we find out that they were just a bunch of hippies. With guns. I think one of the shows biggest disappointments, overall, will be DHARMA. We didn't get anything useful with young Ben. (oh sayid shot him..oh he's taken to the temple to be healed. Oh they..have this silly cartoon "HE WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF US NOW AND EVIL AND oh btw he won't remember this lol" Which was a pretty "..what" thing to do. It would totally be in Ben's character to remember everything, just pretend not to. (It would also explain why he's such an asshole to Sayid.) I know they did it to fill in a supposed plothole, but ..it's fucking Benjamin Linus. Having him remember would just fit his character so well.

And anyway if they did some Annie stuff the perfect time would be season 5. Unless they're planning on revealing the rest of the story in season 6, which I find unlikely. (They're too focused on ALTERNATE TIMELINE OH GOD!!!) Which could end up being amazing and wonderful and I was wrong about everything, but to me they're spending wayyy too much time with that shit. It's the final season, for fucks sakes. Focusing so much time on that feels like a mistake. But I'll wait until it's complete to say I hate it forever and it deserves to die.

LOST is a frustrating show to like sometimes. While I find it to be one of the best shows in regards to actually expanding on what can be done on TV. (As opposed to the trend of being some boring crime show. CSI: ISLAND) I also find it to waste quite a bit of potential as it goes along. Some of it could be said to be network restrictions, not knowing when the show could end before season 3, but I think a fair share of it is they just don't know what the hell they're doing.
nymeria: a picture of a sonic picture in which he is waiting for public transportation. he is faster than the speed of sound (Default)
I have recently come into the possession of an AMAZON KINDLE! It is nice. Very nice, in fact. You may be asking (well, probably not, but I'm bored so making an entry in which I invent imaginary people to question my electronic reading device purchases fills me with hope, okay??) "But nymeria, why don't you just buy REAL books?" That is a very good question. I don't have an answer for you, imaginary person! I like it, though. What I DON'T like, is the formatting on some of the books. I wish there was some standard of quality, because some books are fine and great but then there are just we-ird formatting issues on some titles! I hope they fix this.

ANYWAY, with my new found ability to read things, I have been in fact reading. Here's some short book reviews!

A CLASH OF KINGS. because I can't be arsed to read the first one again. It's awesome how the plotline and how all the characters connect is actually starting to make sense to me. On my first reading everything was just a bunch of garglespeak to me, so it's nice to realize what the hell is going on. Most people have a basic understanding of the plot on their first reading, but I'm not most people! My favorite character is still Arya, although Asha and some others are creeping up on the list.

THE HUNGER GAMES. In which I read YOUNG ADULT literature. Shut up. This book was a nice surprise. I'm pretty sure it's a knockoff of some other book with a similar premise, but I liked the sense of humor it had, and the main character. It's young adult, so it's not going to exactly blow you away with stunning insights into the human condition, but the main character kills things with bows. I don't really ask for a lot more. (The culture around it is pretty interesting too. In which everyone accepts this as a perfectly normal thing to send children to fight to the death.)

THE HAINDMAID'S TALE. This is a really hard book for me to write down thoughts on. I will say that the humor in it surprised the hell out of me. I was expecting something really gloomy. (Which it was, no doubt, but yeah) The epilogue was..quite something.

ORYX AND CRAKE/THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD. I loved that the sequel pretty much ran along side the first one, for the most part. Learning about how this all came to be was pretty well done, and the abrupt ending didn't really bother me much, as the second pretty much moves beyond that. (With..another abrupt ending..) Maybe there will be a third that lets us continue moving 15 minutes past where the first one ended. I loved both of them, maybe The year of the flood more. The God's Gardner's were really interesting to learn about. My favorite hippie cult I've had the pleasure of reading in quite some time, no doubt.

I've read some other books, but I'll get to them later. This is a pretty boring first update, and my so called book reviews don't really tell you anything what they're about. But hey, that's what wikipedia is for. Expect a lot of links to it when I can't be bothered to explain anything about books.

I may or may not get into PERSONAL LIFE things, eventually, although not a whole lot happens.

Well, that's that. I'll probably post more book stuff, or video games. Maybe some TV stuff.
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