Hakuryuu → bone crown

Kingdom Hearts 3 Liveblogging: Part 1

As promised, all spoilers will be under a cut! My understanding of Japanese is very limited, but even with that in mind, there will be plenty of gameplay spoilers and some plot summaries.

For now, all "screencaps" are taken with my phone, since I don't wanna spam my PSN friends with spoilers >< Sorry for the low quality shots!

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Hey so, it's actually really easy to get a Japanese PSN account and buy stuff from the jp PSN store, so uhhhhhhh....

kh3 on my tv

Anyway, that's what I've been doing for the past day (though unfortunately I'm currently at work, wishing I was at home). I'll be keeping any spoilers under cuts, though don't expect too much from me. I've been the one manning the controller while Liz and Pat watch :D

Also, I haven't been saving most screenshots to my PS4 on the off chance that I accidentally share them with my feed, because I don't want to spoil any of my friends. So I've just been taking pictures.....like it's 2006 all over again, I guess XD
Juhaku → kiss

Fandom Snowflake Challenge | Day 14

Day 14 | In your own space, talk about what you think the future holds for fandom.

I like to think of myself as an optimistic person, but also a realistic one. I've been on the internet long enough that Anime Web Turnpike was where I found all the hot new websites for my favorite fandoms. So I've seen a lot of ups and downs, migrations, etc.

I worry that with the great Tumblr mess that is going on presently, fandom is becoming disjointed and spread thin. I worry that spaces are becoming less accessible and more restrictive, and that there's no good place for anyone to settle right now. I'm loving Dreamwidth, but I know that it's a hard sell to most people who are used to the simple, fast-paced feeds of tumblr and twitter. I think that pillowfort could be a good alternative, but it's still far too much in beta.

After tumblr banned adult content, I made the decision to quit entirely, keeping my blog up but only using it to occasionally reblog a post with all my contact info on other sites. But now that I'm helping run a big bang, it would be stupid to ignore the huge amount of people who use tumblr as their primary fandom website. So I've resigned myself to going back there at least for that. I hate it, because I hate the policies they have enacted.

But I do have hope that someday fandom has a place online that most everyone can agree on, with policies that don't stifle and lock people out. For me right now, it's Dreamwidth, and I'd love for it to be for awhile. All I know is that I'm willing to try out new places as they show up, with a hope for a brighter fandom future :D

Bakura → covered in jewels

Fandom Snowflake Challenge | Day 13

Day 13 | In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private.

I've been doing daily and weekly goals so far this year (by...writing them on paper, because I'm an old person), but I do wanna take the time to make a proper list of goals for the entirety of 2019.

  • Write more: I joined [community profile] getyourwordsout and pledged to do 200k words, which sounds like a lot, but I'm pretty confident that I can do it. I do 50k+ during NaNoWriMo, so that's just....150k for the rest of the year... I have some specific goals for writing, too :D

    • Finish A Bit of Blackened Fate. This is my longest fanfic ever and I have th entire thing planned out, I just need to sit down and finish it. I've never finished a chaptered fic before!! I gotta do it!

    • Finish and edit what I wrote during NaNoWriMo 2018. I wrote a decent chunk of an original novel, and I'd like to see that finished. So I guess I gotta make it happen myself XD

    • Open up drabble/one shot requests again, either here or on...tumblr :T I love doing things for others, and some of my best Magi fics were written from prompts/requests.

  • Join more fandom spaces: I've felt a disconnect from fandom over the past year or so, partially because I pulled back from being on tumblr as much and partially because I've been busy with IRL stuff. I miss meeting new people and having fandom discussions! I miss the community of it!! So it's time to rejoin that world XD

  • Make graphics again: A huge part of my early fandom contributions was icons and graphics. Fanfiction was the other part and I've kept up with that, but I don't make icons the way I used to. I already set up a graphics community here on DW, and I plan on updating it at least once or twice a month.

  • Keep my living space cleaner: Can't write shit if there's nowhere to sit down!! Staying organized is an uphill battle for me, but I still want to try. I always feel better when the apartment is cleaner. I currently get most of my writing done at work because it's easier to focus there, and a lot of that stems from how clean it is there compared to at home.

Hakuryuu → bone crown

Fandom Snowflake Challenge | Day 12

Day 12 | In your own space, create your own challenge.

So, this one is kind of a double success?? I originally just had plans to start up a 100 icon challenge (similar to iconfiend100) but then my wife decided to run another Magi Big Bang...and of course I'm helping with that!! So here are the challenges I've decided to create/run/whatever:

[community profile] icon100

[community profile] magibigbang

They're in various stages of being set up, but I'm excited!!! I love events...they're stressful to run but also very satisfying, and I love watching everyone have a good time :D I definitely need to do a lot of work on the icon challenge on but like, I did it!! I'm workin!!!

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why am I like this

Doing some housekeeping/organization, which means updating my doujin collection spreadsheet, and I'm just like..............why am I like this. Why do I have so many???? I haven't finished updated the exact counts yet because I'm still working on things, but I'm definitely at the 400+ mark now...

There are just a lot of good Magi doujins okay.....

Related, Liz got me some KH doujins for my birthday, and after being delayed for ages, they have finally arrived!!!! :D

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he's here!!!

My Sora nendoroid is here!!! I actually picked him up from the post office last week, but then I promptly got sick :T

Sora nendoroid

He's actually my first ever nendo (somehow???) and it's been really cool to finally have my own to mess around with. However, I now see why people collect them...they're really high quality.......and instant cosplay for your favorite characters!

I guess it's good that I also preordered Riku, who should be coming later this month/early February :D And some of the Magi figures I have are around the same size. So that'll be fun too~
Hakuryuu → bone crown

Fandom Snowflake Challenge | Day 11

Day 11 | In your own space, talk about your creative process(es) — anything from the initial inspiration to how you feel after something’s done. Do you struggle with motivation or is it a smooth process? Do you have any tricks up your sleeve to pull out when a fanwork isn’t cooperating? What is your level of planning to pantsing/winging it?

Full disclosure: I have ADHD that is completely unmedicated, so focus is a huge struggle for me. I've been putting off this entry because I hate talking about my failures, but I guess doing difficult things is part of the "challenge" part of this event :T

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Anyway, those are the Killian-tested methods of creating fanworks!! A lot of it is an uphill battle for me, but I have no plans of giving up!

Hakuryuu → bone crown

Fandom Snowflake Challenge | Days 9 & 10

Day 9 | Commit an Act of Kindness. In your own space, share or talk about what you’ve done.

I helped my best friend, [personal profile] arahith, set up his DW! I resized and edited some pictures of his art and cosplay for him to use as icons, linked him to some icon posts of fandoms he likes, set up an account for him at my personal image host, and taught him some of the basic HTML he'll need for general day to day use. I'm also gonna make him a custom layout once he finishes the art he wants to use for it.

A couple years ago, his tumblr randomly got deleted - thanks for nothing as always, tumblr!! - and so he's been lurking on and off in fandom spaces since. Dreamwidth is the first place he's wanted to really set up since then, but he was very nervous about starting a new blog. Back in high school I tried to introduce him to LiveJournal, but it never really worked out for him. So now that we're almost 30, he's trying LJ-style blogging again XD Hopefully with more success!!!

Day 10 | Create a fanwork.

I'd originally planned on working on some fanfiction for this challenge, but instead I made a bunch of icons XD I'm trying to get back into the habit of making icons/graphics/etc more regularly, so this was a good start! They're all of Line stickers - so not fandom, per se - and they're incredibly cute :D

Check them out here!