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Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007, 07:24 am
heart full of napalm

((Yeah, I did eventually get Guitar Hero II.  And it occurred to me last night that if Trixie were a boy, Iggy Pop's "Search And Destroy" would be his theme song.  I probably would have figured this out sooner had I ever heard the song before--I know, I know.  My music edumacation has pretty humongous holes in it.  I'd make a terrible Phonomancer.

Not that I'm willingly inviting LOL onto my muse's magenta-tinted head.  As a matter of fact, the recent waves of LOL have pretty much turned me off to the Nexus more or less.  I'm not commenting or asking questions much these days because I don't have the patience or will go to through anything more convoluted than dropping a snark payload and disappearing into the night--a steath bitch-bomber, zooming too fast for radar.  Hell, I'm letting an in-LJ RP on one of my other characters sit and rot because I can't bring myself to continue it yet; even after I promised the other player I wouldn't do that.  I don't know why!  It's like an overdue library book--I don't want to bring it back and suffer the librarian's wrath, and yet every day I keep it out will incur an increasing amount of said wrath.  It's the stupidest Catch-22 ever

So, for the moment, I'm declaring all my characters LOL- and wangst-free because I don't have the energy to go along with the rest of the Nexus--recent tragedies concerning close friends aside; of course.  I guess this doesn't change much, Trixie's always out of the loop when something happens and can only chime in to react after the fact..  My excuse is that she's busy in Metatokyo.  Closer to the truth would be "I don't read my character's friendslist very often, and most of what goes on appears to happen either in IRC or in comms that I don't read anyway."

In conclusion:  I suck, and all indications are clear that I will continue sucking for the estimable future.  GO BANANA!)) 

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
shiratorijun: OOC

I can totally respect that. I did have Jun send Trixie a downer of a note, but I respect that you are not dealing with angst. That's totally cool with me. I hope I have not offended or put you off rp with Jun indefinitely. Not that I'm around all that much to rp her, really. Anyhow, you're doing better than me in terms of music ec. I don't think I know what Guitar Hero is. And I'm unfamiliar with Iggy's "Search and Destroy". If it wasn't for Kate Pierson, I wouldn't know who he is, I suspect.

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
shiratorijun: Re: OOC

Oh, and I don't think you suck.

This is me disagreeing that you suck.

I think Siouxise and the Banshee's "Kiss them for Me" is a pretty Trixie-ish song in terms of lyrics. It's far to slow otherwise.

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
foxitrix: Re: OOC

I have happy summer-no-school-stuck-at-home-watching-MTV memories about "Kiss Them For Me." It's a great song. ^_^

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
shiratorijun: Re: OOC

It is. I think that as Trixie is no beauty queen and prefers motorcycles to cars, it has the right ironic touch.

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
foxitrix: Re: OOC

ACK NO NO NO NO NO. OH JEEZ. I screwed that one up badly.

What's going on with Jun and Derek is DIFFERENT. I tried to make that clear ("recent tragedies concerning close friends aside, of course.") That has nothing to do with my dislike of current Nexus trends; it's personal and it's sad and it's a down note for the characters involved; it must have been a tough choice to make. I'm really referring to most of the LOL- and non-LOL-related turmoil I'm seeing with other characters that isn't nearly as serious as what Jun and Derek are going through. The characters are going through relationship or identity issues, and the resultant wangst kind of takes over conversations and--in my opinion--drowns out the fun. A little bit of that is fine but lately I swear that's all I've been seeing. Other people have fun with it, that's fine; I swear it's just me.

In any case, Trixie is extremely upset about Jun losing the baby and wishes there was something she could do. She really does appreciate the note. Jun remains one of her favorite people. None of my Nexus-burnout has anything to do with her situation; this was something I meant to post about a couple of days ago.

Guitar Hero's a Playstation 2 game that is, essentially, a rhythm game in which the goal is to play the guitar controller (about half the size of a normal guitar) along with the songs in the game and thus simulate being a rock-and-roll musician. It's unbelievably fun.

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
shiratorijun: Re: OOC

ACK NO NO NO NO NO. OH JEEZ. I screwed that one up badly.

Screw up? Where's the screw up? No screw up! I misread. And I didn't take offense. As to current nexus trends...I'm so out of the loop, I'm really not getting it.

As to other characters, it's not really good writing, unless it's Inigo Montoya or Lucius Vorenus, when the wangst overpowers other considerations. If it's not compelling it's...well, wanky. Though wank can be compelling. But not what you mean here, okay. Okay? Have I confused myself? I should go eat another piece of cheesecake baklava...

I am so sorry that Trixie is upset. It is upsetting what happened. :( I suck. Oh, okay, so good note? It was the most personal one Jun wrote. She adores Trixie. That's the long and short of it. And she knows it's mutual. I'm so sad you're burnt out on the nexus though. :( But...sometimes, things go too far.

Y'know, I have heard of Guitar Heroes! I think, that someone, a professional musician (like say one of the guys in Barenaked Ladies) was late for his cue because he was playing it. I <3 geekery. Don't you?

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
foxitrix: Re: OOC

Heh. It is an addicting game. I can see why a musician would enjoy it--it's got all the thrill of performing for an audience at one-sixth the necessary skill and exertion required; though I understand it's more rhythm-based than notation-based.

I apologise for overapologising. ^_^ And don't worry about making Trixie upset--she wouldn't be upset if she didn't like Jun so much; she feels for her. It's a natural reaction to a friend going through something terrible. And the note was very sweet, I'm touched that it was the most personal of all the ones sent out.

As to other characters, it's not really good writing, unless it's Inigo Montoya or Lucius Vorenus, when the wangst overpowers other considerations.

True, but with Inigo you get his poetic soul and driving desire for revenge, and with Lucius, you get Titus Pullo evening him out with charming brutishness. I (heart) Titus. Yes, he's a murderous, mysogynistic thug, but he's getting better all the time.

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)
derek_bliss

((This is me giving you an OOC *hug* and to say that yeah, I get the whole 'nexus is burning me out' thing. I'm kinda schitzoid about it myself right now. ON one hand, what I want to RP with Derek and Jun could really happen without any nexus influences at all, and on the other, most if not all of Derek's social interactions aside from Jun depend on friends he's made in the nexus. I have a feeling if I had a steady RP going either within the confines of Utoland, or just a general hunter's RP going anywhere else with a few people that don't just bounce in and out at irregular intervals, I wouldn't be on DM nearly as often.

I took advantage of the latest LOL because it had potential for more than a week of basically 'fluff' playing, which is usually what happens when an LOL hits, even on the supposedly 'angsty' threads. One week of hell, point and laugh and general confusion and then 'poof', it's over and in most cases, other than for grousing purposes later, more or less forgotten about.

Jun's miscarriage was a semi-surprise, but we'd also agreed from early on that this little one probably would not make it (and as a note; man is it hard to post an excited and more or less happy daddy when you know he won't get to keep it. :/) But the situation and subsequent reasonings inherant in this LOL made sense as a vehicle for that to happen, so it did.

I think though, this is the last LOL for Derek for a while now. He's been gettin wary of them lately anyway, and Jun's loss was the final straw for him. He even thinks he sees LOL headed for him and he's probablu going to bolt until it's obviously clear again.))

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
foxitrix: also ooc

I know what you mean. The way I see it, Trixie uses the Nexus to escape boredom in Metatokyo, but if what's going on in the Nexus is irritating to her, she has other places to be. The idea of getting LOL'd doesn't excite her, and for whatever reason I've never really warmed to it either. I guess that means I'm inflexible. ^_^

I have been getting doppelganged a lot, though; and that's getting on my nerves. The whole "OH MY GOSH, ANOTHER ME" thing is about as cliche as the Nexus gets, but in just about every doppelganging case I'm the one who started posting first with the character in question so I feel compelled to post as them. I could be a dick and say "hey I was here first" but there's no point in that...

In any case, it's well-played that you could use this to your advantage, plot-wise. I can only imagine it was hard knowing that Jun was going to lose the baby.

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
derek_bliss: Re: also ooc

Every so often, I don't mind a little LOL. But I'm also prepared for whatever happens to Derek to affect not only him but the other pups he's involved with (which is another reason why I'm going 'No more LOL for you right now, son!'). Everytime he gets weird or sick or changed, Jun, Jinpei, Leela and others that are close to him have to deal with it too.

And even though things like Derek turning into a coydog are funny to see, I and the players I usually RP with also pay attention to how that's affecting people away from the nexus. The whole 'dog' thing was kinda fun for me and Junmun to deal with IC, but the pups themselves were miserable as hell until it wore off. So far, Jun has been able to deal with her husband's changes more or less (and she has plenty of canon reasons why she could just say 'fuck it' and run the other way each time it happens), but if I let him get hit with all of them, eventually something would happen to split the pair up--a 'last straw' sort of scenario.

Heh. I think I lucked out on that. Not only did I pick a bad/unknown movie to pup-snag from, but I also picked an actor who's work is largely ignored because, hey, no one really goes JBJ=Actor. (Although, I will admit sometimes I do wonder how someone else would play Derek. But that's just my curiosity acting up. ^^) Some of the doppleganger situations are fun, but some of them get to the point of 'oh no, not again...'.

Thanks. Jun-mun and I try for realism when we play, even though the universes our pups from in canon are really kinda wacked out and funky. We both prefer grit and well-planned ideas, so...

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
shiratorijun: OOC

You've been a trooper through this whole thing. I mean, I was doing something that was going to make your pup miserable, and you were game. And you played it like you didn't know. I think it was good going on your part, and I'm really thankful.

Now, as I'm working out the other part of rping this, I'm finding that it's difficult and hard to play either way. Pregnancy isn't easy. Miscarriage isn't either. None of this stuff is, I think. I've cried so much over this sl! And it was my idea. *rolls eyes at self*

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
derek_bliss: Re: OOC

It's good plot, we had back canon ,canon-based, and mun-made background reasons for why it would happem, and we were both interested in doing it for more than just a quick 'oh noes, ANGST!' moment and then making everything better. We wring ourselfs and each other out sometimes with these plots, but I like them. ^^

Heh, yeah, poor Jun is going to be suffering for a while now. (and you know I;ve been sniffling over in my little corner too.)

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
gadgetqueen: OOC

As Hipsmun would say, Wordy McWordsword.

I am, I think, hopefully going to get a miniplot going with the intent of gonzo craziness and fun. This will be a road trip miniplot.

In fact, I believe I will go post now to kick it off.

Also, I am fairly certain you do not suck although I understand licking may be in the picture

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
foxitrix: Re: OOC

OOH OOOH OOH CAN I GO WITH HUH HUH HUH CAN I HUH PLEASE HUH CAN I HUH

I'll bring trail mix! And by "trail mix" I mean tequila and pills! And trail mix!

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
h_hollister: Re: OOC

Hahahahahaha Trixie on the road trip!

That would rule so hard. :3

Also everybody knows you don't suck. You just swallow. *RUNS*

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
foxitrix: Re: OOC

You take that back! I've only starred in seven, maybe twelve underground hardcore bukkake videos. Okay, fifteen.

Sat, Jan. 20th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
gr8_swallow: Re: OOC

I knew I recognized you!

Sat, Jan. 20th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
foxitrix: Re: OOC

Heyyyy, number 237! Funny seeing you again! Do ya still have that rash on your, um...yeeeaaaahhhh, you might want to get that looked at.