Duncan

disposableprose:

Thanks But No Thanks | Eh | Well Hey There | Let Me Help You With That | Is That a Sword of Mercy or Are You Happy to See Me? |It’s Like Staring At the Sun | THANK YOU LORD FOR THY BOUNTY | Smut Muse (the highest of sacred honors, I assure you)

Patient + soft-spoken + father figure = Hot Dad in my book.  Had Ducan lived to see better days, I expect the Warden would have enjoyed numerous one-on-one sessions (related to Grey Warden business, naturally) and friendly sparring matches, increasingly wrought with delicious sexual tension, until the fine night she finally manages to convince dad to bounce her on his lap.  Verdict: DONE AND DONE

Duncan lap bouncing.

I’m almost done with Origins and so far nothing in that game have surpassed Duncan. I literally mewled when I saw him. <3

auronlu:

livvyplaysfinalfantasy:

The implication that Doctor Cid has a habit of dramatically speeding off in an airship mid-conversation is both sad and hilarious.

You really do have to feel bad for poor Ffamran.

So Balthier finally had the last word by stealing the Strahl?

Blah, was originally going to make a new post for this, but since the translation research was inspired by the original post, it didn’t feel right. I will say though, that since being away from Tumblr and discussing Tumblr off of Tumblr, I’ve realised where I’ve been treading wrong, and so adding information to reblogs is something I will no longer do.

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Alternative translation 1: (Link)
バルフレア→「ふざけやがって……」
Balflear: Trying to screw with me…

Alternative translation 2:
This is the feedback from TresDias:
I’d probably need more context for ふざけやがって…… because it looks like “Fucking playing” to me — it’s definitely expressing disdain for whatever’s going on.

In the original version, Balthier does not suggest speeding off in an airship to be something Cid tends to do. I’d say the message is conveyed properly, however it does give us ideas that aren’t present in the original manuscript.

I wouldn’t call this a bad translation at all, as the meaning is intact. The translator might even have deliberately made us think Balthier did get the final word with the Strahl. A good translation is never literal. This helps out making Balthier a full character.

But as with Cid’s dying scene, the English translation puts a lot more into the meaning than the original - where Balthier is basically just saying fuck that fucker, he’s playing with us and yeah fuck you, piss off and die*.

* More like ‘you bastard’ but he’s pretty much just swearing.

reglissenoire:

Pixel at thelifestream.net has been translating the FFVII sidestory “The Kids Are Allright.”  From the latest chapter comes this description of Tseng and Elena (post-Meteor, but before Advent Chldren):

Tseng and Elena were at a Costa del Sol style beach house that had recently opened in Under-Junon. The lukewarm afternoon sea breeze wrapped around the two-person terrace seat.

"Who’s next?" said Elena, wearing a white dress and a resort-style straw hat.

"Over here," Tseng answered, disguised as a businessman, dressed in a three piece suit. They had managed to conceal their Turk identities, but the combination of the two was attracting a lot of attention"

I feel that this scene is crying out for fan-art. 

omg how did I miss this - I need to check that thread more often!

I can totally picture it. These two, whatever they are. <3

Things fanfiction authors do

caldera32:

*posts chapter*

*checks page to make sure chapter hasn’t transformed into 100% typos*

*refreshes to check for reviews*

*refreshes again*

*resolves to go to bed and not check until morning*

*goes to bed, turns on phone, checks for reviews*

bwaha. I do the same, but I check for hits.

I am very sad.

Canon/Non-Canon

thxrsdxy:

With the right information you can make almost anything connect and probably make sense out of it or make it hard to question. I wrote an entire article on how Chrono Trigger was connected to Final Fantasy XII.

Did that make it true? Nah. But it was a damn good read.

Two of my favourite games. Is this available to read somewhere?

diarmuid-von-ronsenburg:

iamfangu:

diarmuid-von-ronsenburg replied to your post “Using Tumblr sporadically for communicating. Which is what I intended…”
What happened? I saw you were unactive, but I haven’ t understood why D:

one:

Got fed up with Tumblr’s hostility towards anything major. AKA check your cis…

 :/ I see, I’ m so sorry about that!

I know that it can be difficult dealing with those kind of people, because I also had similar issues, but you don’ t have to let them condition your life/actions! But I can understand your point of view,
you prefer ‘quit’ rather than stay and discuss only to get angry/nervous/teased by how others may approach to you or tell inappropriate things. Because you want to stay in a place where you can feel calm and discuss about things freely, but with respect.
Unfortunately, close-minded and diva-syndrome people are everywhere, not just here (even if here are too many, as I see…), and a brainwashing should be needed for people like this

And the fact of being lonely…I know that feel >_< I moved out like 15 years ago, and I had no friends. Now, I have few ones (exactly…two that I can define ‘friend’, and with one of them I only have virtual contact -messages or phone calls- since he lives very far from me and we never have seen face to face), so, cheer up, if you don’ t find someone in your city that meet your interests, you can always rely on ‘virtual friends’. After all, they’ re always people, even if they live far!

(Urr…I hope I haven’ t offended you in some way— )

Well, it’s not people standing in my way, it’s more — how this place is arranged. Missing something that’s present in forums and such. Also that part about my mental state is - Tumblr doesn’t stress me out or anything major, it just frustrates me. My time is precious. Don’t want to spend it facepalming. (Didn’t you add me on Skype, by the way?)

Aye about the friend stuff. Internet friends has been a huge enrichment for me, not just in terms of comfort. I have made friends that feels more like siblings to me - I’ve never met prince-lex IRL but he annoys me and makes me laugh and care about him - in a sense that I want him to be well - like no person I’ve met IRL over the last years has. At the same time, he has also enlightened me in a way in which I am forever grateful. The thing about people you meet online is that even for all your cultural and linguistics barriers, in the end of the day you’re people with the same wishes in life: To have a place, to be heard, to be content. I’ve met one of my thelifestream pals twice - and he was exactly like I pictured him. I wish I could meet more people. I wish they lived here. Ugh.

And nope, not at all offensive :)

doctorasheliafonwinchester replied to your post “diarmuid-von-ronsenburg replied to your post “Using Tumblr…”
You are my hero. You just said EVERYTHING I feel about Tumblr. I came here for fandoms and camaraderie not to have a bunch of 12-23 year olds screaming about things they don’t have a true informed opinion of. Bonus points for ESL and FF XII
Sorry for long reply. I could go on forever about this. As a native English speaker it’s bad enough getting all of this in my own language. I can’t imagine having to deal with two.

Your second reply ate your first, but I saved what I could find in my activity log :) I think your first reply was a lot longer - Tumblr reallllyyy needs to fix that bug (that you can write longer replies on your phone but only the standard x characters are saved.) I just wanted to say thank you. It’s good to know people can relate. I think a lot of people do. Maybe we should just wait for the next big platform to show up. Like fandom dot com or something. I dunno. Tumblr is strange seeing as some of its most important functions are only available through an add-on (xkit).

pornandnachos replied to your post “diarmuid-von-ronsenburg replied to your post “Using Tumblr…”
Hey, if you ever come back, I’ll be here for you. <3

I feel bad for disappearing on you dude :( I read your stuff from time to time. Hope we can keep chatting in other media, you’ve been a bit away :(

diarmuid-von-ronsenburg replied to your post “Using Tumblr sporadically for communicating. Which is what I intended…”
What happened? I saw you were unactive, but I haven’ t understood why D:

one:

Got fed up with Tumblr’s hostility towards anything major. AKA check your cis ableist religious atheist multicellular anti-fat allergy-free financial geographical you-ate-your-cereal-with-a-spoon-instead-of-a-fork privilege. I’m not denying these are real problems. Not by a long shot. But I think using Tumblr blogs is a horribly bad way to get your message across. Tumblr is getting a bad reputation because of this and it’s horrible to see important causes being swallowed in this implosion.

two:

About a week later I realised that my problem with Tumblr also lies with how some most people don’t intend to use Tumblr for communicating. It’s used for a) unfiltered reblogging (unfiltered in terms of quality control), b) pushing out an opinion and ignoring any comment, or c) pushing out an opinion and shaming anyone who dares to actually comment.

For me, this is extremely frustrating. I grew up with the Internet. I was alive for News groups. To me, the Internet has always been about communication, emailing people on the other side of the world, like pen pals used to be. Now it’s about Top Comments, Top Tweets, Top blah blah, people wanting to make themselves into miniature superheroes on their own special little hill. I’m too Scandinavian for that. Equality and everybody having a fair chance of being heard is too burned into my skull. My follower count has grown rapidly. I don’t care about that. I care about interacting.

And this is where it gets personal. Because over the last year, I’ve felt like I’ve had no voice IRL. Discussing Final Fantasy XII, writing meta, ESL, was a way for me to feel useful, to grow, to participate in something, to exchange ideas and opinions. The 20% who wanted to share, to interact, are awesomely wonderful people who (most of them anyway) I now have contact with through Skype, DreamWidth or email.

So it’s not just Tumblr. It’s me as well. I came to this place for fandom rants, to expand my circle of people to talk to on the Internet. Because another personal detail (wow oversharing much today) is that since moving to where I now live 6 years ago, I haven’t gained a single friend (that’s stuck). I have tried. I don’t know if it’s my age, the city, or my luck, but I’ve been lonely. I still am. Add to it that my boss have been criticising me for having nerdy activities as my main hobby - it’s a coping mechanism, you twat. I spent three years being friends with people I didn’t really have anything in common with. I realised it’s like being in a relationship with someone you don’t love. It’s pointless.

And so hanging around somewhere that feels like screaming in a tin can, instead of presenting interaction, telling me to pull my act together and check my privilege, feels kind of worthless to me. So I’ve decided to pull back to the part of Internet that’s structured for people to actually use their words - as part of a discussion, and not as broadcasting.

I might be back when/if I get xkit installed. People I trust say Tumblr is useless without xkit. It might be the filter I need to keep interacting with the people I want to interact with. But it all feels so pointless, like the Internet has reached a stage where it’s no longer about being friendly and open minded, it’s about blocking and filtering and doing extreme things for attention instead of using your voice - like real life has been for me lately, making me feel like that’s what the world is like, and that someone who doesn’t wield power will never have a say in anything.

Thank you to anyone who ever replied to me/asked/approached me in any way. It’s meant a great deal to me.

A very short update on my last post.
There&#8217;s a few annoyances with Tumblr regarding the public tags that really tipped the scale for me - but the major reason is the one explained in the picture above.
I can&#8217;t stay in a place that belittles my worries and constantly tells me to &#8216;enjoy my fucking privilege&#8217;. Truths repeated too often from extremists (because let&#8217;s face it, that&#8217;s what y&#8217;all who go on about privileges etc are - had you been preaching religion, it would be seen as such) doesn&#8217;t make said &#8216;truths&#8217; true.
If there was a way to block all SJ posts, I would choose that option. But for now, I am realising how this place, in my current mental state, is downright unhealthy for me.
Enjoy your lack of privileges, I hope you have fun.

A very short update on my last post.

There’s a few annoyances with Tumblr regarding the public tags that really tipped the scale for me - but the major reason is the one explained in the picture above.

I can’t stay in a place that belittles my worries and constantly tells me to ‘enjoy my fucking privilege’. Truths repeated too often from extremists (because let’s face it, that’s what y’all who go on about privileges etc are - had you been preaching religion, it would be seen as such) doesn’t make said ‘truths’ true.

If there was a way to block all SJ posts, I would choose that option. But for now, I am realising how this place, in my current mental state, is downright unhealthy for me.

Enjoy your lack of privileges, I hope you have fun.

XII shipping bingo

NEW! VII shipping bingo

Ohai there!

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