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Kat ([personal profile] chronikle) wrote2015-07-03 04:52 pm

030. and i say hey, what's going on?

We've been having a heatwave in the UK this week and it's way too hot for me. It's way too hot for everyone, but I retain body heat too well and I get incredibly hot and really irritable in the summer. I can't win no matter what the season.

I've been watching more Sense8! I'm enjoying it a lot and I think my favourites are Lito, Nomi and Sun, but I like everyone. I find Will and Wolfgang to be the least interesting (and I think Wolfgang is my least favourite), but I like everyone well enough in their own way. Hernando, Daniella and Amanita are probably my favourite secondary characters. It's really nice to see a genre tv show that isn't about gay characters specifically (in the way that Queer as Folk or the L Word would be) but includes gay characters. Like... I am a queer person who loves genre fiction and who never sees myself represented often in genre fiction. It's pretty awesome.

Favourite bits so far include Lito experiencing Sun's period and not understanding what's going on, the cluster singalong to 4 Non-Blondes' What's Up? (perhaps now more popularly known as the HEYAYAYAYA song), and the psychic orgy. I watched episodes five and six together, so it was a double whammy of getting memed on and then getting psychic orgy'd. It was amazing.

I caught up on Kamen Rider Drive on Wednesday and I've almost caught up on Shuriken Sentai Ninninger. I enjoy Drive despite its occasional problems (such as: why does no one tell Kiriko what's going on), and I like Ninninger but it's so disappointingly average at times. Like, I know sentai reds tend to follow a mold but Takaharu feels really flat as a main character, and it's a bit frustrating he gets the focus so much when Kasumi and Fuuka are a lot more interesting.

Hung out with Amy on Wednesday and we talked a bit about writing and roleplaying. I got overwhelmed with my admin duties re: Pageturners and I'm a little scared to go back on it at the moment (yay, anxiety!) and it's been too hot to find a suitable writing environment... we were both bemoaning how we miss casual, relaxed roleplaying though. We both prefer the play-by-post forum format, but so many RP forums are just... not what we're looking for. She had a good idea though that I need to help her set up a little, so we'll see what comes of that.

I've heard the news about Fire Emblem: Fates as well, and I'm honestly less enthusiastic about this game the more I hear about it. I've heard defensive fans get really aggressive about defending the game and decrying a lot of the problematic stuff as just being optional, which is true, but it's still in the game and I still don't really want to play a game whose optional features (that net you bonuses in various ways) are really close to trashy eroge. Like, if I wanted to play that kinda game, I'd just download one. :|
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[personal profile] inevitableentresol 2015-07-03 04:15 pm (UTC)(link)
The next Fire Emblem has parts that are close to trashy eroge? I haven't heard anything about that. Do you have links please?
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[personal profile] inevitableentresol 2015-07-03 05:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd heard you can S rank with your (adopted) siblings. In fact, kind of-incest are supposedly the only same sex pairings you can have. But people have been happy about this because it's still same sex pairings. As they're not actually blood relatives, I'll reserve judgement until I see how it's presented.

The rest of what you mention sounds very similar to elements that were already present in Awakening. There was a swimsuit DLC chapter which I found fine. It was definitely a little lewd but it treated the male and female characters equally.

The conversations in Awakening were incredibly lewd and suggestive in places. But the localization team did a great job and it was hilarious. That was one of my favourite things about the game.

In Awakening, you could marry cousins, so there was potential icest already depending on your definition. You could also play an optional dating game which often had incesty overtones, depending again on who you chose, as well as lots of gay and lesbian matchups, which was one reason there were complaints that you couldn't do the same in the main game.

Thanks a lot for the links and the explanation. My main issue from the linked info is that those swimsuit 3D models are just plain ugly.

The only thing that's put me off this game so far are the huge prominent half-exposed breasts on one of the main female characters, the one with long blue hair. It's just not very classy. But the visual design of the other characters seems nice.

I'm in the UK as well. It's 18 degrees here, nice and balmy. This is one time when it's better living up in the cool northern end of the UK.
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[personal profile] inevitableentresol 2015-07-03 07:43 pm (UTC)(link)
I used to live in Cardiff and there would be a good two weeks each summer when it was too hot to sleep. I never got to use my thermal underwear all the time I lived there, but I had to buy more when I came back to N Ireland. There's a ten degree difference a lot of the year between the two places.

I'm glad to hear the same sex S ranks for Fates aren't incest, or pseudo incest. I had misunderstood.

Those bouncy breast animations are only acceptable if there are similar ones where we get to see the men's balls bounce as well in jiggly slo-mo.
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[personal profile] st_aurafina 2015-07-04 07:19 am (UTC)(link)
Lito experiencing Sun's period and not understanding what's going on

Just watched this one last night! Omg, so funny. And I definitely came out of that episode loving Sun so much. Liked her previously - love her now. And her little dog, too. *wibble*
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[personal profile] muladhara 2015-07-04 06:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I am a queer person who loves genre fiction and who never sees myself represented often in genre fiction.

I feel you on that so hard. Another good reason to watch Sense8 if it ever turns up elsewhere than Netflix (which it might; one of the Sky channels grabbed Orange is the New Black, so you never know).