scarletmorning: (Alestorm)
Myyyyyyyystic Quest Legeeeeeeeeeend )

Also, on another note; I'm curious. I'm wondering how are folks on my flist pronouncing loan words, especially German ones. Like "verboten" or so.
scarletmorning: (Secret of Mana)
I'm generally not a big fan of game soundtracks. Most of the time they don't appeal to me. In the case of Gameboy games, the sound is always on mute anyway. When I play other games, then I either listen to my MP3-Player or to Let's Plays.

There are only three exeptions and those three soundtracks I downloaded (a small exception is Last Story, because those are from the extra CD and are cut scene tracks); Secret of Mana, Lufia 2 and Mystic Quest Legend.

I don't really know why it is like this. Those three soundtracks just grab me. They are fun and interesting and, to me, sound far better than newer soundtracks. For example, the persona games, FF12 or Xenoblades. Even The Last Story outside of the cut scenes! All of their soundtracks are incredibly boring to my ears (and Xenoblade has the ~fantastic~ extra of characters shouting during the fights so you can't hear anything of the battle tracks anyway (God, how I HATE that (there were other games that did that as well, but I don't remember their names))). I always give the tracks a chance, I do. But they either bore me or annoy me (looking at you, Persona games). I just cannot listen to them.

Admittedly, when playing Lufia 2 I also listen to other things by now -- mostly because I've played through it SO often and I know the tracks almost by heart. But I NEVER mute the sound when playing Secret of Mana. I just love the soundtrack. All of it fits so well and those songs I really do know by heart and could immediately tell you in which regions they play. They're fantastic. And while I haven't played Mystic Quest Legend for quite a while now, the music is still awesome. The battle sound is just so excellent.

Hm. Maybe I should get out my cane and wave it at all the younglings loving those new soundtracks. (I love SNES games so much)

On other news:
I'm kinda contemplating something for the fe_contest (because due to some wonder I didn't overlook it and remember it) and I do kinda want to write a crossover. My first instinct was Canas and something with dark magic that would cross FE7 and 8 (and would have the DK). Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut. Not sure if I want to. Hm.
scarletmorning: (Eirika Ships You Like A Boss)
Oh gawd, galls, guess what my dad just found in the basement (the freaking cold basement >:( ). My old GameBoy Colour 8D Nostalgia~~~~

Oh, Nintendo, you have been in my life for so long XD /nerd

I sold my very first Game Boy on a flee market years ago (it was blue). Then I go my first neon green GBC, but it was stolen! In a hotel >:E Together with my Pokemon Blue edition. A sad holiday. Then I got the purple see-through GBC that my dad just found. And then my GBA, which is also still have. Then my DS, one from the first edition that was released almost ages ago now and is still very much alive and kicking. And finally my blue 3DS. I love you all <3

And don't get me started on my SNES that I inherited from my older brother, which still works and is also kicking ass, our N64, that we sold on a flee market as well, my Gamecube, and the Wii. <3

The oddball that is my PS2 was well received, though. My Nintendo consoles are all very nice~

Awww, my heart~

Unfortunately I only have two GBC games left; Zelda; Four Seasons and Pokemon Crystal. Okay, my dad also found a Moorhuhn game, which was his, I have to say!, but that game.... sucks. XD

PS: Am I the only one that thinks that the scratches on the GB screens are a sign of a long ~friendship~ They make me feel fuzzy. Especially the ones on my GBA. I had a strange love for that console

OMG LOL

30/1/12 20:33
scarletmorning: (GameOne)
XD

XD



YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

(Translation:

MeGusta-Chris: Could you peel another orange for me, Wolf?

Trollololol-Wolf: Of course, dear Chris!)

Nobody will understand this but YESSSSSS XD Lol forever.

Source here

scarletmorning: (Barbossa)
WHY IS LEGO PIRATEN SO AWESOME? ROGER, YOU'RE ADORBS IN A STRANGE, PIRATE-Y, OLD-MANNISH AND GOLD-GREEDY WAY. YOU REMIND ME OF SCROOGE MCDUCK. CAMILLA, YOU'RE AWESOME AND A LITTLE TROLL 8DDDD ALSO, I LOVE HOW EVERYONE IS A CRIMINAL AND CORRUPT AND NOT SO NICE. ESPECIALLY THE NAVY DUDES. YOU'RE ALL BAD GUYS. I LOVE IT:

AND POLLY, YOU SNARKY PARROT. YOU ARE AWESOME. YOU ARE SO AWESOME THAT I IMAGINE YOU WEARING AN EYEPATCH LIKE THE CAPTAIN. AWESOMESAUCE.

ALSO, THE INTRO MUSIC MAKES ME SO RIDICULOUSLY HAPPY AND GIDDY 8D I MADE IT MY RINGTONE. PURE HAPPINESS. I THINK I NEED TO UPLOAD THE 6 EPISODES ON YOUTUBE. THE AWESOMENESS NEEDS TO BE SPREAD.
scarletmorning: (Isaac&Garet Yeah)
Oh man. Oh Man! I've just been hit by such a nostalgia slap. Somehow I remembered the Lego Piraten Hörbuch and immediately googled it. I still have a few of the casettes, but not all. Oh god, and the moment I hear the intro music, my heart sped up and I'm all "8DDDDDDDDDD *squee*" and my skin tingles happily. Also, the guy voicing Captain Roger is a famous voice actor, but I can never remember his name. Also, Captain Roger is awesome. 8D He's like, the epitome of what a pirate is supposed to be to me (and how he should sound like~~~)

Edit:

Oh, and since I'm just on topic (and because Captain Roger kind of reminds me of him); I always thought Dagobert Duck, also known as Scrooge McDuck, was the best Disney character. I loved his stories the most. Then Tick, Trick and Track, also known as Huey, Dewey, and Louie (strange names) and Grandma Duck was also fun. 8D

Edit2:

OMG WHY DO I WANT TO READ EPIC LEGO PIRATEN FANFICTION? WHAT IS WRRRRRRRRRONG? MOAR CAPTAIN ROGER PLZ öslhkjdröäsjzvh

Edit3:

This song is really awesome 8D

scarletmorning: (Saltatio Mortis Logo)
Fucking Subway to Sally because they're awesome. >8D (Quality of the videos is varying, unfortunately. Eh, whatever.)

So much music 8D )
scarletmorning: (Secret of Mana)
I've bought a gamepad for the PC.

This might have been a big mistake. 8D Om nom nom SNES games~ Finally I can properly play you again.

And of course I immediately downloaded some moar games. These games will eat my soul for the next days:

- Secret of Mana 2 (Seiken Densetsu 3); In GERMAN 8D I didn't even know there was a translation somewhere. It's not as awesome as Secret of Mana yet, even though I've seen more stories in 3 1/2 hours than in SoM as a whole. But the fighting in SoM is just better.

- Magic Knight Rayearth; ... Just because XD But it doesn't look too fun for now. We'll see...

- Super Mario World; Finally I can play Jump 'n' Runs again. I can't play them just with the keyboard. ... Unfortunately I'm bad at Jump 'n' Runs XD

- Earthbound; Haven't looked into that one yet. But I've heard good things about it 8D

Also, a few GBA games:

- Tactics Ogre, The Knight of Lodis; Much fun unitl now 8D The story is mostly confusing for now, but fun.

- Lufia Advance; I'm not too sure about it yet. It's so... colourful. And I don't like it when I "can" raise monsters and stuff. It just annoys me.

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On another note:

1 1/2 hour ago it was ONE MONTH until ENGLAND DDDDDDDDDDDD8 Now not anymore, now it's LESS than a month. During the day it doesn't look scary. When it's dark out, it does look a bit more scary. ;A; So conflicted.

Fffffffffff, there are still two term papers (well, mostly one, really) waiting for me. But I hate it so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Stupid 20th century literature. I hate you.
scarletmorning: (Germans have words for everything)
So, I was looking up stuff in the library and after I finished that, I suddenly noticed a lovely book standing out. It's title was "Johannes Rothe; Ritterspiegel" and I KNEW I couldn't walk past it without devouring reading it 8D Oh, the fun I had. Anyway, most of the things I already knew but there were a few things about heraldry and signs of stand that were new and awesome.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves. It would be smarter to start at the beginning. So:

Johannes Rothe lived in the 14th and 15th century (1360-1434) and was a cleric and teacher. Said "Ritterspiegel" is a didactic poem which should teach young nobles how a proper knight should live (there were also such texts for royals, which were called "Fürstenspiegel"). If they lived appropriately is another question, but the Ritterspiegel is a testimony about how the ideal looks like; and that this ideal was taught in this time period by this teacher to a certain audience in a specific region.

However, the ideals when it comes to behaviour are not what I am interested today (as already mentioned; I learnt nothing new here). However, heraldry. New and shiny. And yes, I really, really do want to incorporate that in fic someday XD
Cut for a looooooong list 8D )

ALRIGHT, history hour is over 8D I'll stop pestering you now~
scarletmorning: (Default)
The little story about Ludwig der Deutsche gets its own entry. 8D Because it's just that fun.

So. It's a quote from the Reginonis Chronicon written by Regino von Prüm. Unfortunately it's only in Latin and I didn't found a translation so I had to do it on my own (and boy, my Latin is rusty.). I didn't translate it faithfully in the sense that I didn't translate every word. I only kind of summarize it. (And I found a translation of the last two or three lines so I can't take any credit for that anyway.)

Cut for surprisingly long quote and translation )

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On a different topic. If you like really calm and almost serene stories about all different kind of people, let me rec you Jiro Taniguchi. He has some really great works about life itself and humans. I don't like all of his works (some are too calm for me), but "Keyaki no Ki" (which doesn't seem to be translated into English according to Wikipedia) or "Aruku Hito" (also not translated) are... beautiful, I guess is the right work. Very calm. Mostly about older people and often about the struggle about retirement and everyday´s life or loss of an important friendship or family. Check it out if you like that stuff.
scarletmorning: (Germans have words for everything)
Self, stop it. You don't need even more historical figures to fangirl about. You already have Karl der Große, Friedrich Barbarossa, Friedrich II and Heinrich VII (or even all the Staufer). You do not also need to fangirl about Ludwig der Deutsche. XD So awesome~ Damn, I really do have to tell you the wacky and awesome anecdote about Ludwig der Deutsche I've heard in the lecture today. It's not as wacky as the one about Karl der Große and the monster nomming on his penis, but boy, it is funny as well. (I couldn't help but picture Ludwig as Hector. Fffffffffff, he would've reacted similar, I believe) But I have to look it up again since I didn't manage to write down everything.

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Also, I was hit by several relevations earlier. Please skip this if you're not interested in semi-coherent self-analyzing.

Cut relevations )

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Okay, to make this post a bit more happy and lovely I'll ramble and squee about writing. Namely about writing styles since I've noticed lately that I've discovered a new "writing style" for me;

Playing around with tenses. By which I mean; I love combining present and past tense. Not just randomly, of course, but to write on different times levels. To show that something plays in the past in contrast to the "now" in the story, which would be present. To show that something is changing without being so obvious about it. Making flashbacks without having to indicate it in the text or without having to put everything in italics.

And the present tense is attractive because it gives (me at least) a feeling of immediacy and closeness. Past tense always feels a bit distant, as if I'm really just a viewer of the happenings from high above. In Present tense, however, I feel as if I'm really in the middle of the narrative. As if I'm experiencing everything at the same time as the character. And that is great. Not all stories are suited for such closeness, of course; I can't immediately tell why or which, but after writing a few sentences I know if I want the reader to be close or not.

Let me explain how that would look like with an example (the Lyon story for raphi): Lyon studies and the tense is past. It's the frame narrative. Then he falls asleep and the tense switches to present. Because the reader is with him in the dream. The reader can't see the dream from an outside position, they have to enter Lyon´s head to see the dream. And the logical conclusion is, well, that they are with him and experience it as Lyon does.
It's a matter of hovering over Lyon in the frame narrative and standing directly next to Lyon in the embedded narrative.

Of course, I don't know yet if everything works as I want it to work. I'll have to wait for reactions as soon as I'll be able to post it. (And the contest entry >8D It has tense switch as well. But there the switch is even less marked (the Lyon story still has "- -" to indicate the scene changes inside the dream) which is why I then need a guinea pig to test it 8D)

So, do you have any writing techniques you love to death? Or techniques you recently (or not so recently) discovered to be awesome and fun?

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