Intro Post

May. 10th, 2037 10:57 am
wallwalker: Venetian mask, dark purple with gold gilding. (Default)
Alias: Wally
Interests: Attempts to be a responsible adult, but still dabbles in fannish things once in a while. Enjoys writing and learning how to draw, albeit slowly for each. Often rants about various other things (often diet/nutrition, occasionally feminism, rarely politics.)
Contact Info: Message me on DW if you want to get ahold of me and don't know me. Otherwise, if you ask for my e-mail, I'll give it to you, as long as you're not a random stranger messaging me out of the blue.

Other sites:
[community profile] personalapocalypse is my comm on DW for most of my fannish things these days. Easier to keep track if I keep most of them there.
[tumblr.com profile] theoreticalconstruct is my tumblr. More often than not I just reblog things.
[archiveofourown.org profile] Wallwalker is my AO3 archive. Most of what I've written in fandom is there.
[deviantart.com profile] fanaticalone is my dA page. I haven't uploaded as much there recently, but I'm working to correct that.
wallwalker: Singing Mandrake sign, black on purple (where the bohemians gather)
Now that I finally have Locke back, I've spent time leveling him and trying to steal stuff. It's an exercise in frustration.

(Locke, c'mon. You're trying to steal from an enemy with Stop and three or four successful applications of Dischord, while you yourself have insanely high Speed - thanks, Odin - as well as Haste and a Sneak Ring. There's no reason why this is so hard. I love you, man, but git gud.)

Also, Dischord is great, especially since it uses the same success calculation as Doom (and the Vanish/Doom bug works on the PSX version.)
wallwalker: Venetian mask, dark purple with gold gilding. (Default)
So far, since starting to play FFVI again, I have done the following:

- Died horribly on the Veldt after going through the “Kefka powers up and gets the Magicite “sequence, and hadn’t saved after that cutscene. I think it was a Lich group that killed me. Darn zombies.

- Died again on the Veldt after picking up a ton of new Rages for Gau. (Lv. 5 Doom - Gau was my only character who wasn’t vulnerable and he was learning a new Rage at the time.)

- Died after the fight with the IAF and the landing on the Floating Island to a giant monster in a treasure box. Apparently I’d only thought that I had saved after landing, so I had to redo that fight as well.

- Died saving the kid in Tzen twice. I was right in front of the door when the clock ran out the second time.

- Had Cid die on me after one damn fish. Not a slow one, either.

- Died fighting tentacles in Figaro (after a long battle where Celes kept being picked up, tossed down, given barely enough time to heal herself, and picked up again.)

I do not remember ever having this much trouble with this game before. Must’ve lost my touch.

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I need to be on this site more often. I've missed a lot of things.

(There's always the nagging feeling that I've said everything I have to say. But that doesn't excuse me from reading. :/)
wallwalker: A vividly-colored peacock with a black border. (peacock)
I didn't finish the old VP fic I was writing for Camp NaNoWriMo, but I got about 22k words into it. That's more than halfway of my goal. Not bad. (I should keep working on it, when I can.) My yearly word count is 118425 words; I should try to knock out the rest of the 31575 words that I need as early as possible this month, because classes this semester are going to be tough.

Last month was mostly fanfiction, partially because of Camp NaNo, partially because of a contest at another fan community, partially because someone started badmouthing a relationship I like on tumblr and my usual reaction to this is to write a bunch of stuff about them. ;p This month will be original fiction as far as I'm able. Sadly, it's hard to concentrate, mostly because of the next paragraph.

Health frustrations )

If I can make two posts updating each of my [community profile] rainbowfic projects this month, I'll be happy. I can't think of much else in the way of goals right now, and I won't have the energy to do much beyond schoolwork once classes start.
wallwalker: Venetian mask, dark purple with gold gilding. (Default)
One of the murals in town has been painted over.

It was very sudden - on Sunday I was taking a walk down a local trail and saw it. On Tuesday afternoon, I walked by the same place, and there was nothing. Just a gray fence.

Given the mural's location (next to an apartment complex,) the timing, and the speed of the repaint, I can only assume that Pokemon Go had something to do with it. The mural was a gym, and I imagine that the apartment's owners didn't like the people who kept walking by and possibly loitering to fight at the gym. (It's still on the map, of course. I'm sure the process to be removed is more complicated than that.)

Still. I'm not sure how to feel about this. I do think that the game creators made a mistake by not making pokestops and gym locations opt-in instead of opt-out, though, since that at least seems to be the case.

Games

Jul. 3rd, 2016 09:59 pm
wallwalker: Venetian mask, dark purple with gold gilding. (Default)
I don't get to game very much during the school year. Catching up a bit during the summer. I played Beneath a Steel Sky and finished it fairly quickly (it's an old-school adventure game, and a darkly-funny one, although I was rather distracted by the fact that no one had an Australian accent despite the game being set in Australia.)

Games to play/finish soon:
- Might and Magic: World of XEEN (PC. I'm done with Clouds and one dungeon away from finishing Darkside, and haven't touched the World content yet. I don't know to what extent I'm going to do the Dungeon of Death. The first level is fun, but I seem to remember the second-to-last level being tedious.)
- Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (PSP, Normal/Ending B. I'll do an A Ending run on hard mode later. Honestly I'm amazed I don't have saves from hard mode... did I not play through this game on this memory stick before...?)
- Breath of Fire (SNES, playing on Wii U)
- Transistor (PS4. I've finished once and am working on the first recursion; I just need to get back to it and kill the final boss.)
- Dishonoured (PS3. I want a no-kills low-chaos playthrough, but I'm not gonna worry about being spotted. Just watching my SO do a Ghost playthrough was excruciating.)
- Final Fantasy X-2 (PS3 remaster. I got distracted by the ridiculous arena mode and giving all of the monsters doge meme names, so I should get back to the game so I can see the actual plot. I'm probably strong enough with some of the dress spheres that I can do a lot of damage, and low-level enough that I'm not going to break the game completely.)

There's more, but that's probably enough.
wallwalker: A man standing on the edge of a beach and looking up at a massive ringed planet and distant odd clouds (personal apocalypse)
Nothing turns me off of a community faster than the feeling that if you aren’t already an expert, you’re trash. I’ve seen it in various writing, gaming and artistic communities, among others; you’re not allowed to be new at something, or to make mistakes. If you’re not already great, your performance/work is fair game for ridicule, even public ridicule.

That’s ridiculous to me. How is any community going to grow and thrive if new people are actively being driven away?? And no, I’m not saying people who are new at something should be coddled and told their stuff is perfect when it’s not, but there’s a difference between pointing out issues along with good points, and flaming the hell out of something. It honestly makes me wonder how new people find the fortitude to get started at all.

(This is especially obnoxious combined with the “If you can’t find what you like, make it yourself!” argument, because then you get people who are new to creating the thing trying to make what they like, and then being told that their stuff sucks and this is why more of that thing they like doesn’t exist.)

Also, I hope this doesn't double-post, but automated cross-posting doesn't seem to be working right now.
(Cross-post)
wallwalker: Venetian mask, dark purple with gold gilding. (Default)
My Circuits professor likes to assign us problems with variables. As an example, his lecture on Kirchoff's Laws and his homework mostly involve us deriving equations for various things using only variables for voltage and resistance.

I need a good reference on how to solve linear equations using matrices. And on how to take the determinant of matrices above 3x3 with variables (and without LOSING MY DAMN MIND, good grief, that last attempt took me forever and I didn't even finish.)

(I at least hope he posts a detailed answer to this homework question! Because I'd love to know how he used Kirchoff's Laws to derive the equation he asked us to derive. I could easily do it by finding equivalent resistance, but that's not what he wanted. :/)
wallwalker: Venetian mask, dark purple with gold gilding. (Default)
A few thoughts mostly related to [community profile] getyourwordsout and writing communities.

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GYWO

Jan. 22nd, 2016 12:34 pm
wallwalker: Venetian mask, dark purple with gold gilding. (Default)
I signed up for [community profile] getyourwordsout a couple of days ago (I'd been regretting not signing up before, but it turned out to not be too late.) I went for 150k but I'm kind of regretting not going for 75k; I think that full-time classes count as extenuating circumstances, at least. Still, we'll see what happens.

I have no idea what my count is so far. I'll have to take a look at what I've already done to know that. So far my best plan for this months is to look back at old drafts and do complete rewrites of them. Possibly do the same for February, as well, but in March I have something else on my mind. (Multiamory March stuff, naturally.)

I'll come up with better goals this weekend, when I'm not worried about classes. Probably a more coherent post, too.
wallwalker: (happy people scare me)
I had every intention of doing this earlier, but I've been unmotivated. (I would not do well without employment for a long period of time! I barely handled it short-term.)

Anyway. Keeping this short.

Resolutions:

- Stop signing up for exchange-style things; I've defaulted on so many lately.
- On the other side of that: Write more gifts/treats for people.
- Get back to doing one self-portrait per month. (I just got a bunch of art supplies as a gift; that will help!)
- Learn a bit more about sewing and beadwork. I have a decent foundation for beadwork, not so much for sewing (although I did handsew a tabard out of a bedsheet the other day.) It'd be nice to have a machine, though.

I was going to make these into more sustainable goals. But school's started again, and I just realized I have ten minutes to get to class. This might be a long semester, since I'm at nearly full-time hours. Let's hope I can handle the material.

Happy 2016, everyone.

FLAWR

Dec. 17th, 2015 04:41 am
wallwalker: Venetian mask, dark purple with gold gilding. (Default)
(My last attempt at drawing in ink for Inktober. As you can see, I didn’t get too far. And sorry, but I don’t remember what kind of flower it was. Drawn with a micron pen.)

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Kitty! I think I might’ve posted this before….
(I can’t find the last of my ink drawings. I really need to start drawing regularly again.) 

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wallwalker: Butterfly with blue and orange wings against a blue sky (butterfly)
I did this last year, and it was fun. Let's try again.

(From last year's post:)

The Meme:

Pick a topic, and on some day in December I will post something about that topic. It can be fandom-related or not. Pretty much anything you've ever seen me post about unlocked, or comment on in other venues, is fair game. If a topic is uncomfortable for me (too personal or potentially identifying) or simply something I know very little about (unfamiliar canon, say), I may ask you to make a second choice. If you want to request more than one topic (say, up to three), feel free, but if I get more than 25 or so requests I may pick and choose between them.

This is gonna be pretty informal. I can't guarantee I won't skip a day or two and catch up later (especially during Finals and the holiday rush.) But I'll try.

Also, if you come from another site and don't want to make an account here, you can leave your user name like so:
[user name=NAMEHERE site=SITENAME.EXT]
Replace the square brackets with triangular ones.

List )

LARP

Oct. 31st, 2015 04:16 pm
wallwalker: (flowers)
Now that Halloween is over, I need help costuming on the cheap. Hopefully we can find some good things on clearance to help out. (Is that how it works?)

I already have a white skirt I want to dye dark red (cotton AFAIK, dunno exactly how well it'll work but it's worth a try). The hard part will be a white tunic of some sort, preferably long-sleeved, with some dragon-scale-patterned fabric on cuffs and collar and a particular golden pattern on the front of it. Not sure whether to go with iron-on (if I can figure out how,) embroidery, or something else. I'll probably have to draw it on first just to have something to fill in. (Bead embroidery might be fun, especially since I've started doing beadwork and bead weaving again. But it might be simpler just to do some kind of medallion, if I go that route, instead of trying to wear it on a tunic. The weight would be harder to offset.)

The other costume will be simpler; I have another white skirt to dye again (brown or rusty brown, probably) and can ask a friend to make a simple peasant blouse. The only complicated part are the beaded medallions I'm making with symbols. (The hard part is counting the damn beads. I've already accidentally used even-count on a thing I wanted to use odd-count gourd stitch on, and I'm far enough that just changing it would be irritating.)

(I did enjoy larping today. I feel more comfortable with it than I did five or six years ago. And hopefully, with my schedule the way it is, I'll be able to show up more often.)
wallwalker: Venetian mask, dark purple with gold gilding. (Default)
Okay, the crossposting is working. Good deal.

DW: wallwalker
tumblr: theoreticalconstruct
(DW for fan-things: [community profile] personalapocalypse)

I'll probably still post reblogs and images on tumblr, since it's better than DW for that sort of thing. But anything else I'll post here, partially because I still like DW better, mostly because I want to spend more time away from tumblr in general but not give up the people I've met there, because nothing else on the internet now has been as much of a timesink. Glitch was the only thing in recent years that even came close.

(Personal stuff is still locked, of course.)

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