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23rd-Dec-2007 12:43 am
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA
I've mostly always felt blessed for growing up with brothers, but never more so when I realise that because of them I've learnt things and had experiences that I never would have had on my own or with sisters.
Take card games, for example. I never would have learnt to play card games without the siblings, and certainly not card games like Magic: The Gathering. All three of us were into it at the same time, and that meant you always had fellow Magic players on tap, as it were: you never needed to break up games to go home (only to go for dinner, and then you could always resume), you could play anytime anyday, you just had to be at home. :D And you could inherit cards your fellow players didn't want anymore. :D

YGO would probably not hold about a third as much fun for me if it didn't make me relive my old duelist Magic: The Gathering days. I didn't realise I'd made good memories of those days until I picked up YGO. What I remembered before that point was that I wasn't a very good loser. *wry smile* I played with my brothers and seniors in school. I have never played Magic with a girl. I wonder if I'm missing out on anything, but I've only ever played it with guys. I didn't meet a girl who played Magic until I was out of it.

But oh God. Card games are like World of Warcraft, only worse, because WOW is subscription-only, and doesn't require you to keep spending money to upgrade what you can do. That only requires time. I could talk seriously for ever about card games of the Magic ilk, which means I could talk forever about the YGO card game. Being a talented player really isn't enough, when it comes to card games: you need to keep improving (a) your deck, (b) your skills; and that requires (a) money, (b) time. To be really good takes money, time, and effort, not to mention dedication. So whenever I see Jou and Yuugi going off to practice I am YES GUYS THAT IS TOTALLY THE WAY, because nobody is ever instinctively good at these things.



Also, GL makes me stupid. I was emailing someone with THAT INCENDIARY GL spoiler about THAT which shall Not Be Mentioned in Episode 8, and I was so distracted with D: at it that I emailed myself instead of the person I was intending to email. I break my own heart, especially when I went ? what is this email I have sent myself?

< / end stupid > < start more stupid >

Either GL makes me stupid, or a lot of Christmas shopping and fighting Christmas crowds does. BUT BUT BUT I have ALL THE PRESENTS I NEED TO GET, except now I am HORRIBLY EXCITED FOR CHRISTMAS because:

(1) I want to open MY presents
(2) I want to open OTHER PEOPLES' PRESENTS D:
- NAMELY when I get other people things that I know they want BUT WHICH I ALSO WANT
(3) I want people to open the presents I got for them so I can see whether they like it
(4) I AM SO ON EDGE AS TO WHETHER THEY LIKE IT
(5) And this year, more than any other year, for CERTAIN PEOPLE, I AM DAMN WORRIED that what I got them WILL BE THE EXACT SAME THING THEY GOT ME.

IS IT CHRISTMAS YET?!

I also have VOLUME 6 OF YGO MILLENIUM WORLD (which I got for myself to risax and anyasy's horror), for which I AM VERY HAPPY AND VINDICATED and full of Memory World arc happiness and plot satisfaction.



The reason Book 6 of the YGO Memory World arc was FULL OF AWESOME:

This is the Yami no Bakura/Yuugi FINAL FIGHT before getting to the room with Atem's name in it, and in the ancient world it is the final battle with Zorc. SO MUCH AWESOME, and here's why:

(1) It's the arc where Seto chooses his duty to Atem over supplanting the Pharaoh. I HAVE NEVER LOVED SETO MORE, OH MY GOD. There is Akunadin saying SETO WE ARE TO THE PHARAOH AS DARKNESS IS TO LIGHT, KILL THE PHARAOH AND TAKE HIS PLACE, and Seto, ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT HESITATION, goes "I revered you when you served the Pharaoh but now that you have chosen the side of darkness YOU ARE NOW MY ENEMY!" I cannot in all honesty call this dedication to Atem per se, but rather his complete dedication to his duty, but I go all :') oh my God, I am so happy that he is with Atem COMPLETELY.

(2) Also I have never gotten over the awesome that is Atem and Seto being cousins in the Memory World arc. IT IS LIKE KAIBA AND YUUGI BEING COUSINS EXCEPT ONLY WITH EXTRA FATE AND SO MUCH MORE AWESOME. I SO BADLY WANT TO WRITE FIC OF THIS, except I am terrified of getting the dynamics wrong.

(3) If for no other reason, IT IS WHERE YAMI FINDS HIS TRUE NAME. There is ONE WHOLE PAGE DEDICATED TO NOTHING but the Pharaoh speaking the name he has found after struggling and fighting for so long for its sake AND IT IS THE MOST AWESOME THING EVER. I would need to OWN this book simply for it having THAT PAGE.

(4) I love Bakura to pieces, but this book really made me want to strangle his yami SO DAMN HARD. If I was the sort of person given to giving in to violent passions (and if I had not paid for the book and would like to keep it and keep it in good condition, really) I would have hurled the book out of the window at several junctures during the Yami no Bakura/Yuugi fight simply to express my displeasure at Bakura. I THINK I NEED A WHOLE POST TO VENT. I cannot imagine Ryou living with that kind of evil inside of him. I can't imagine he can be untouched by it.



I can best describe the Entire Afternoon Escapade by:

*risax and I waiting for anyasy, perhaps unwisely, in the English manga *section"Me: *PERKS UP* OH LOOK! YGO!
risax: OH GOD!
Me: :D :D :D *HAPPILY RADIATES YGO HAPPINESS*
risax: *is irradiated, texts anyasy with MOUNTING HORROR, saying, "HELP COME SAVE ME, SHE'S GOING CRAZY."
anyasy's reply: Sedatives go!

Later, while the three of us were attempting to find an appropriate cookery book, I in my enthusiasm misplaced said YGO book.
Me: ... wait! I've misplaced my YGO book!
anyasy and risax: OH THANK GOD.
Me: ... I FEEL NO LOVE D:
BUSINESS AS USUAL? ;)

But it was SO UNBELIEVABLY GOOD to see anyasy and risax again, who are two of my most favourite people in the entire world, and this is especially so when the three of us have managed to qualify and domicile ourselves in three entirely different jurisdictions in three entirely different time zones, so I hardly see them half as much as I would like. If I had to choose the two people I could be trapped with for all eternity in a bookstore with it would be the two of them, although I am 100% sure that neither of them would choose me, especially if there were YGO books in the same said bookstore of eternity. :D THANK YOU the both of you for putting up with my XD and ALL MY CRAZY FANDOMS and for being the voices of reason in my Christmas present selection! :D
Comments 
22nd-Dec-2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
I have never played Magic with a girl. I wonder if I'm missing out on anything, but I've only ever played it with guys. I didn't meet a girl who played Magic until I was out of it.
I can't remember seeing girls play Magic at all, and I was hanging around the tournament scene for 2-3 years. Or maybe girls just preferred playing with their cards at home or something.
22nd-Dec-2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
XD! This girl played Magic at home with her brothers, and then Magic at school with her seniors. I never went into the tournament scheme because I didn't know there was one! *laughter* I only realised many years later when I walked into a games store and noticed people waiting at the tables to play Magic. I was WHAT THERE WAS THIS WHOLE WORLD OF PEOPLE WHO PLAYED MAGIC THAT I WAS TOTALLY UNAWARE OF?!
22nd-Dec-2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
I AM ALL SOBS THAT I COULD NOT FIND REMY MERCHANDISE AT THE LOCAL DISNEY STORE. THEY FAIL COMPLETELY. I will have to wait until my next Disneyland trip to (hopefully!) get you anything. D:

PS: all fandom makes me stupid. Ex: When I start writing my name but end up finishing with "CHAEL" instead. WTH.
22nd-Dec-2007 05:34 pm (UTC) - I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE YOUR USE OF THAT ICON
XDXDXDXDXD AND HOW MUCH I LOVE THAT YOU END YOUR NAME WITH -CHAEL. I HAVE NOT YET REACHED THAT LEVEL - except that I sometimes inexplicably call people by FANDOM CHARACTER names instead of their real ones, BUT THAT IS SO AWESOME. Especially since all but one letter of your name belong in MICHAEL! :D

!!!!! I HUG YOU FOR TRYING TO FIND IT OMG! THANK YOU SO MUCH! ♥ YOU = AMAZING ♥ AND SERIOUSLY YOU DON'T NEED TO GET ME ANYTHING! :D :D :D

ALSO OH MY GOD "DAN IN REAL LIFE" is going to show in my country January 10 next year! I WILL GO AND WATCH IT ON YOUR RECOMMENDATION! :D

I NEARLY SAID "MICHAEL IN REAL LIFE" BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN, NO?
22nd-Dec-2007 05:46 pm (UTC) - I have been meaning to say this for some time: the chick with the red crosses in her eyes, WHY? XD
I was... really tired. Omg. That is my only excuse, and it is not even a good one. Afterwards I went "... Michael? BUT MICHAEL DIDN'T WRITE THIS PAPER" *FACEPALM TIMES A BILLION* DDD:

I haven't sent you a parcel in so long; a gift is long overdue! I may not be able to find Remy for you but for sure I'll FIND SOMETHING. You more than deserve it, really.

*grins* I am so happy to hear you will see "Dan in Real Life"! I want so badly for you to love it because I think it is HEARTWARMING, FUNNY AND AMAZING ALL ROLLED INTO ONE. <33

ALSO, "MICHAEL IN REAL LIFE" OH MY GOD that would be... enticingly frightening!
22nd-Dec-2007 08:47 pm (UTC) - :D! I EXPLAIN!
Chick with red-cross eyes - her name is Nia, and her eyes are actually meant to have pink clovers in them:



As for the why: she's a princess, and her father is named Lord Genome. She was created to be a messenger of death (... spoiler XD) to the human race, so I imagine there was some FUN GENETIC TINKERING GOING ON at her making. Hence the crazy eyes. ;)

An easier explanation (and probably more plausible one): because Gainax is into the crazy implausible character designs.
I WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT WHEN I FIRST SAW THE DAN IN REAL LIFE TRAILER, my thoughts went like this:

1. :D MICHAEL!
2. THAT MICHAEL MOVIE!
3. THAT MICHAEL MOVIE MINA LIKES!
4. Mina will be so happy!
5. I should go see this!
6. What is his name again?
7. No, not Michael
8. HIS REAL NAME
9. THINK THINK THINK
10. STEVE CARELL!

Is not excuse, it is a good reason! :D I like how much Michael is ON YOUR MIND :D

YOU'RE LOVELY OMG. ♥ AND I SO NEED TO GET DOWN TO MY LOCAL POST OFFICE. ♥
23rd-Dec-2007 12:17 am (UTC) - THANK YOU :D
The pink clovers make so much more sense now. For awhile I was wondering if she just liked wearing trendy contacts that HELPED HER SEE INFRARED.

THAT MICHAEL MOVIE INDEED. ;) I want it to come out on DVD so bad. *grabby hands*

PS: UNRELATED TO ANYTHING SAVE FOR FANDOM: Remember that "I want you to fuck me as hard as you can" Fight Club fic? Now it has a fan trailer counterpart. XDDDD
22nd-Dec-2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL CHRISTMAS EITHER even though i know i just mostly got a bunch of clothes and stuff. I JUST WANNA UNWRAP GIFTS.

BTW (because, speaking of GL):



lucky aniki or LUCKIEST aniki?

there's also one where GARlock Simon (the one all the way in the back) decided to jump Kamina and make out with him, and timeskip!Simon's in the back trying to cover up the younger Simons' eyes. :>

Edited at 2007-12-22 06:02 pm (UTC)
22nd-Dec-2007 06:57 pm (UTC) - SPAZZES WITH JOY ~ (and also a question on WHO SEMES for Rossiu/Simon or Simon/Rossiu)
I HOPE YOU GET GREAT PRESENTS AND A COUPLE OF BRILLIANT SURPRISES, THOUGH? ♥

OMG :D :D :D LUCKIEST ANIKI ON ALL OF EARTH AND IN THE ENTIRE GALAXY, EVEN! IT MUST BE SO FUN HAVING SO MANY KAWAII LITTLE BROTHERS TO, UM. WELL, THEY ALL HAVE THEIR RESPECTIVE USES! Protect, cherish, LIKE, HIT UPON, ETC. :D

I HOWL WITH LAUGHTER AT THE TIMESKIP!SIMON'S PROTECT THE INNOCENT! ATTITUDE! :D

And imagine how fun it would be if he were to SHOO THEM ALL OUT OF THE ROOM AND THEN JOIN IN :D

OH GOD, GARLOCK SIMON IS SO HOT.


TIMESKIP!Simon's clothes remind me of Howl from Howl's Moving Castle (that, and his BIG DAMNED HERO to damsels-in-distress attitude):





EXCEPT FOR THE COLOURS, the style + cut and general concept of the clothes is TOTALLY TIMESKIP SIMON.

ALSO I AM TOTALLY SPAZZING THAT this recent GL icon post appears to have icons made from REALLY HOT ROSSIU/SIMON FANART OMG? ♥ I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THEY DREW ROSSIU/SIMON FANART THAT HOT. MUST GO HUNT IT DOWN NOW.
SPEAKING OF WHICH I HAVE A BURNING QUESTION: WHO SEMES for Rossiu/Simon or Simon/Rossiu? For me it's always been sort of Simon/Rossiu because:

(1) Simon is the hot-blooded! LET'S DO (*COUGH*) THE IMPOSSIBLE kind of dude, so I imagine he'd be the one (rash enough to try it) who'd attempt to initiate anything if Rossiu was the other party
(2) Rossiu appears to me to be the (relatively) cold-calm exterior kind of person, so even if he was a SIMMERING HOTBED OF I WANT YOU I think he would be desperately trying to keep it in check rather than act on it.

But a fair bit of fanart I see is Rossiu/Simon, so I was wondering if you have a take on it? :D Or EITHER WAY IS GOOD?
22nd-Dec-2007 10:17 pm (UTC) - Re: SPAZZES WITH JOY ~ (and also a question on WHO SEMES for Rossiu/Simon or Simon/Rossiu)
>WHO SEMES for Rossiu/Simon or Simon/Rossiu?


.....................

u-uh

wow that question has killed my mind.
Simon IS the HOTBLOODED LET'S DO THE IMPOSSIBLE kind of guy, so people assume he tops sometimes
but since Rossiu is cold/calm like a lot of semes are, they think he tops the more active, hot Simon.
I DON'T KNOW. D: so i'm just gonna go with the idea that they switch. YES. i think some nights Simon wants to top, and then there's other times that he lets Rossiu do it. or something. ):

and now that i can focus on the rest of the comment. XD

HAHA YES. i can see timeskip!Simon being like "okay, okay little Simons, out of the room *shoos*-- ... *joins Kamina/GARlock ♥*
i need to icon that scene with Kamina blushing and having a generally goofy look on his face when he's with all the girls in ep 6. IT WOULD APPLY HERE.

& i've never seen Howl's Moving Castle, myself, but it DOES look like that outfit. :o

Edited at 2007-12-22 10:29 pm (UTC)
22nd-Dec-2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
... I probably should have read this post before the other? O.o Uhm. Yeah.

I was emailing someone with THAT INCENDIARY GL spoiler about THAT which shall Not Be Mentioned in Episode 8, and I was so distracted with D: at it that I emailed myself instead of the person I was intending to email.

Awww! xD *pat pat!* That's not stupid! TRUE STUPIDITY, LET ME SHOW YOU IT: I couldn't find the key to my locker at work this afternoon... I totally freaked out because my BABW pants are always in my locker; so I only had my red shirt and a pair of jeans. The manager would've killed me if she knew. ^^;; Everyone was "DID YOU LOOK IN YOUR PURSE AND YOUR POCKETS?" but I couldn't find it! Then a couple of hours later Laura asked me for some change AND I REACHED INTO THE POCKETS OF MY JEANS AND TADAAA~! THE KEY! O.o How stupid can I be? It was in my pocket all along! T.T

I think work makes us stupid. It cannot be GL because I've only watched four episodes so far...? xD

If we grew up together I would've played Magic with you! I think it would've been fun to play card games with another girl... Like you I only had boys to play or trade with when I was younger. Now I have chyama to fangirl over Pokemon with, though. :)

AARGH. You made me want to GO LOOK FOR MY OLD CARDS or or or... BUY NEW ONES. *facepalm!* Thanks a lot, Chris. ;)

Ooh! I'm so happy you got all of your Christmas shopping done and that you are EXCITED ABOUT CHRISTMAS! ♥!

I am also really excited about sending out your Christmas present! xD Vicky said she already received her pay yesterday, so I will go check my account tomorrow to see if I got mine too. *beams!* I wish I could be there when you open it, though... or that I wouldn't been able to get it there on time. T.T
23rd-Dec-2007 05:23 am (UTC)
Sweetie, I would gladly be trapped with you for all eternity in a bookstore...

I'll just be forced to brain you with an encyclopedia everytime you go near the YGO books section. :D
24th-Dec-2007 05:03 pm (UTC) - ANIKI LOVES YOUUUUU ~
I AM SO HAPPY YOU HAVE DEFIED MY EXPECTATIONS AND WISH TO BE TRAPPED WITH ME FOR ALL ETERNITY IN A BOOKSTORE ♥

*giggles helplessly about the YGO book section!* I WILL TRY MY BEST TO KEEP THE SQUEALING TO A MINIMUM! ♥

omg, it was SO GOOD spending time with you today! AND REVISITING KKM! ... which will get a REVISIT THIS SATURDAY OH THE THINGS THAT GET ME THROUGH THE WORK WEEK ♥ PLUS MORE YOU! ♥
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