Why I love Tokyo Xanadu

Sep. 22nd, 2017 11:10 am
mikogalatea: Asuka from Tokyo Xanadu, wielding her sword in an elegant special attack pose. ([TX] Asuka)
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I bought and started playing this game on the Vita around the beginning of August. I initially thought it might just be a temporary distraction before I put it aside in favour of some shinier game, but not only did Tokyo Xanadu turn out to be a very shiny game in its own right, but I found myself getting super invested in it -- and after about a month and a half, during which I clocked up about 80 hours of playtime, I finished my first playthrough last weekend!

As much as I love this game, it sadly doesn't seem to have gotten much fandom attention, so I thought I'd write a gushy post (not a formal review by any means) talking about why I'm so bloody fond of it; I'm hoping it might encourage more people to give the game a try, along with calling out to existing fans. :3

Cue the spoiler-free gushing! )

I started playing Trails of Cold Steel shortly after beating TX, and I'm enjoying that so far as well. I guess I'm steadily falling into Falcom hell!

Meme ganked from... multiple people

Sep. 20th, 2017 09:49 am
mikogalatea: Nel and Clair from Star Ocean 3, having what appears to be a pleasant conversation. ([SO3] Clair/Nel)
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Leave two ships in my replies and I'll choose which I ship more. :)

Anthology kickstarter recommendation.

Sep. 19th, 2017 05:40 pm
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For those of you who haven't heard of it, David Steffen has been doing an annual collection of short stories, novelettes, and novellas called The Long List Anthology, collecting stories from the Hugo "Long List" -- the stories that were nominated for the Hugo but didn't get quite enough nominations to make it into the small list that goes on the voting ballot.

There are lots of good SF stories being written these days, printed in a wide range of places, and the first two editions of this collection have been full of really good ones.

I mention this now because the Kickstarter for the third edition has just opened. You can get e-books of the first two editions there as well as ebook and print copies of the third edition.

time to get the party started;

Sep. 13th, 2017 02:19 am
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[ There is now a cute little bar at the corner of Vine Street, with a sign labeling it the Singing Goat. Was there a Vine Street before? There's a Vine Street now. Inside the bar is a lot of kitschy pseudo-Greek shit and a bunch of posters for slightly off-brand Broadway musicals (Katz appears to have been a collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Weber and Mel Brooks).

A bunch of things can happen in here:

1: You wandered in here, a nearby kitschy turn-table made an ungodly rattling noise, and a song started playing. The song is eerily appropriate to your current mood and troubles.
2: It's half past two in the morning. You don't know how long you've been here, but suddenly you've realized that the way out is locked, and the lights are being turned out, one by one.
3: you ducked in here to get away from the sex pollen outside. Maybe you brought in some with you, though.
4: wildcard! Make your own scenario. ]
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[personal profile] mrissa, the 4H shows and all that made me think of you, and of this story. ("Blue Ribbon," reprinted in Lightspeed Magazine. The rest of you should go read it, if you haven't already.)

But the thing I particularly have to share is that, tomorrow, on the Livestock Lawn between races by the All-Alaskan Racing Pigs, they are having a "kids pedal-tractor pull".

This sounds kind of amazing.

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