Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself.

(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

How to tell people you're a selfish, prejudiced asshole who's scared of gays and women
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

So it's been a while since I posted anything. I'm resisting the urge to write about hockey (PLAYOFFS ARE COMING OMG) and also the urge to rant like I love to do on here. But this might get a little ranty because ignorant "straight male gamers" piss me off.

I was catching up on a couple months' worth of Penny Arcade comics and saw they were involved in some promo stuff for Dragon Age II. I've already played and beaten the game, and while I didn't think it was as good as the first, I really liked new improvements like the main character (Hawke) actually speaking lines when you choose dialogue options. Of course, that happened only at the expense of choice, limiting character options to a male or female human warrior/rogue/mage instead of allowing you to be either a dwarf, human, or elf like in Dragon Age: Origins. I love role playing games that really immerse you in their worlds and tempt you to play them over and over again to experience different story lines, and Dragon Age II's limited options don't have that much replay value.

Anyway, some background info: there are romance options just like in the first game, except now basically every romanceable character is bisexual. In Origins, the male Alistair could only be romanced by female characters, the female Morrigan only by male characters, and Zevran (male) and Leliana (female) by either gender. Dragon Age II has the male Anders (who was not romanceable in the Awakening expansion pack he first appeared in), male Fenris, female Merrill, and female Isabela as romance options for either gender. All these characters are equally awesome and annoying in their own ways, and there should be no quick thought taken to choosing one, if any, to romance. They all first appear to be pretty attractive (for video game characters), but at some point during the game each one made me want to punch them in the face for their actions or beliefs. So, actually, bravo to the developers, because, even though this is a fantasy game, it's just not realistic or fun to blindly love all your companions. We all love a little conflict.

I think we're getting more than a little conflict, however, when it comes to this guy. And when I say guy, I mean "straight male gamer" who thinks he speaks for the entire video game population because women only play games like The Sims and gay people are only 5% of the population. I don't know, it's kind of hard to pull statistics out of your ass when your own head is currently stuck up there, but "Bastal" managed to force them out.

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Ozzie! Ozzie!
Chris Pine

The Red Wings have won the Stanley Cup for the 11th time and the 4th time in 11 years. Those last three seconds almost killed me, but they pulled it off. Unfortunately it had to be in Pittsburgh where the crowd stood awkwardly silent while Detroit players took their turns with the Cup, but victory is sweet no matter the arena. And Lidstrom gets to be the first European captain to win the Cup and Cleary gets to be the first Newfoundlander to win it and isn't that just great?

Don't Lidstrom and Osgood look so pretty with the shiny Stanley Cup?

Doctor Who: Ginger
Chris Pine
It feels good to finally get this fic done. I've been wanting to play around with the idea for a while now, but never got around to it until Adam showed up on Torchwood. But now here it is!

Title: Ginger
Pairings/Characters: Doctor/Captain Jack Harkness
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: I would love to own these characters, but sadly I do not.
Warnings: Takes place before Reset in Torchwood.
Summary: It’s been a few months since that year with the Master was erased from the minds of Earth’s population. Who knows how long it’s been for the Doctor—he’s suddenly on his eleventh regeneration—but when he needs Captain Jack to save the human race, he pays a visit to Torchwood.


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Shout out
Chris Pine
So a couple nights ago, I went to see my brother play in his band. They were very, very good. Like so good I can't believe they haven't gotten signed. It was great to finally see them play, and now I get to post a link to their MySpace!

They're called Lucky Livingstons and I really think you guys should check them out. They're not what you think of when you think of bands formed by high schoolers in someone's garage. Well, they're out of school now and they sound amazing, even if my brother denies it. (So modest!) Unfortunately I'll be gone back to the home state by the time they play their next gig, but, hey, summer is almost here. I just realized this when I got my hair cut yesterday--probably because hairdressers are really chatty and want to know everything about you.

I am now friends only.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
So I pretty much just f-locked my entire LJ except for a few posts. I know earlier I said I would f-lock everything but I never got around to finishing. Well, today I did. Yay for me.

I logged out and then looked at my journal and all my public entries are replaced with a cut that says "You are about to view content that may not be suitable for minors." I find this really amusing.

ETA: I just switched my filter thing to the one that says I don't have any unsuitable content. I'd rather not have to deal with any of this, but what can you do?

My icon may be inappropriate for minors...
Chris Pine
Oh, LJ, when I was 15 years old and curious about the naughty side of fanfiction, I searched it out and found it and no stupid flag would have stopped me. Now that I'm 19 and perfectly legal, I haven't suddenly become dumb enough to believe that these new steps to prevent minors from looking at naughty stuff will actually prevent minors from looking at naughty stuff. Maybe the stupid ones. But not the determined.

And these "( You are about to view content that may not be appropriate for minors. )" warnings are already really annoying. REALLY ANNOYING. And they changed the stupid drop-down menu thingies on the home page. I have clicked "filter friends page" like five times now because it's where the "view friends page" used to be. Fuck you, LiveJournal. Strikethrough was really some lesson.

...he will hold you in his arms as you die ... and then come back to life again
Chris Pine
I figured I'd do this because 1. it's Doctor Who related and 2. flinkkamingo3   did it. But apparently it has gotten me confused with Captain Jack Harkness.

Your fate with the Doctor
Your name?
You describe yourself as a...?
Favourite colour?
How did you meet the Doctor? He saved your life...after, most likely, endangering it in the first place...but you forgave him for it.
How much does the Doctor care for you? - 49%
Does he love you? (8) - It is certain. - (8)
Do you love him? (8) - Most likely. - (8)
How many years will you travel with him? 9627
How will you die? You will die valiantly trying to protect and save the Doctor, and he will hold you in his arms as you die.
This fun quiz by Lady_Boromir - Taken 42 Times.
New! Get Free Horoscopes from Kwiz.Biz

I feel American
Chris Pine
This was a neat little thing.

another year of college is snapping at my heels
Chris Pine
Thinking about making my journal friends only. Or have been thinking so for a couple months.

I don't really like the idea of random people looking around my journal, especially since I've divulged personal stuff willy-nilly. Friendly snoopers are okay, but we all know what the world is like nowadays. I consider myself a fairly private person. My journal should reflect that. Plus I've already locked a few entries in the past month, so why not continue the trend?

Still not sure, but thinking about it...

In other news, I've got to go back to Ann Arbor in five days. Frightening. Exhilarating. Freeing. If only I didn't have to take that damn Italian class. Life would be so much easier better.

Doctor Who: Eye Contact
Chris Pine
I think I should really write fanfiction more often. Really gets the writing juices flowing. Anyway, this here is my first attempt at some Doctor Who fic from the point of view of Sally Sparrow, since I was so taken with the character after watching "Blink." And so this will be posted at dwfiction.

Title: Eye Contact
Author: shadowqueen28
Pairings/Characters: Sally Sparrow/Captain Jack Harkness
Rating: G
Summary: Sally and Jack randomly make eye contact in a food court.
I do not own these characters.
Warnings: Takes place after “Blink.”

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