shichahn: ([RvB] It's hard being the sane one)
Portland! It is warm here! Funny how that works, haha. But man, it just never really feels like summer at the coast. Sort of a perpetual between-seasons feel, what with how it stays at about 70 degrees at the highest at this time of year. 100 F is uncomfortable, somewhat, but I mostly don't care because it's nice, in a way, to actually be a bit hot during the summer. Kind of how it's supposed to be or something.

Anyway, I got into town a bit early - we left straight after banding, so I got to spend Saturday night with the usual suspects, including Becca and Hannah! What fun. Six people in that little apartment is sort of chaotic but in an extremely entertaining way. There was much RvB and Boosh watching, including a fair amount of said video-watching occurring late at night in the courtyard, which was great. And now Angela is all caught up with RvB, so she gets to suffer through the excruciating cycle of one brief chapter a week! What can I say, misery loves company.

And now I fully expect to spend most of my break going back and forth between here and there, playing Fallout 3 while here and doing entertaining nonsense while there. And then I'll disappear again on the 29th, but not for very long this time, of course. And man, when I get back, some delicious dim sum is in order. That is for sure. That, and Aphelion. And my kestrel. Wooo~

Oh, and speaking of Aphelion, everyone say hi to [livejournal.com profile] ghost_bullets. I don't have all his icons up yet, but and I am looking forward to playing him. >:D

And now, a meme. This is an old meme, but since it's been a great long while since I did it, I have decided I want to do a new version of it. This is a music meme, and here is how it works:

1. Pick a number between 1 and 2050 (the number of songs currently in my iTunes)
2. I will talk a little about that song, and upload it for you to hear.

Yep. Easy. So go ahead, pick a number!

Edit: And this other meme, too )
shichahn: ([RvB] It's hard being the sane one)
Portland! It is warm here! Funny how that works, haha. But man, it just never really feels like summer at the coast. Sort of a perpetual between-seasons feel, what with how it stays at about 70 degrees at the highest at this time of year. 100 F is uncomfortable, somewhat, but I mostly don't care because it's nice, in a way, to actually be a bit hot during the summer. Kind of how it's supposed to be or something.

Anyway, I got into town a bit early - we left straight after banding, so I got to spend Saturday night with the usual suspects, including Becca and Hannah! What fun. Six people in that little apartment is sort of chaotic but in an extremely entertaining way. There was much RvB and Boosh watching, including a fair amount of said video-watching occurring late at night in the courtyard, which was great. And now Angela is all caught up with RvB, so she gets to suffer through the excruciating cycle of one brief chapter a week! What can I say, misery loves company.

And now I fully expect to spend most of my break going back and forth between here and there, playing Fallout 3 while here and doing entertaining nonsense while there. And then I'll disappear again on the 29th, but not for very long this time, of course. And man, when I get back, some delicious dim sum is in order. That is for sure. That, and Aphelion. And my kestrel. Wooo~

Oh, and speaking of Aphelion, everyone say hi to [livejournal.com profile] ghost_bullets. I don't have all his icons up yet, but and I am looking forward to playing him. >:D

And now, a meme. This is an old meme, but since it's been a great long while since I did it, I have decided I want to do a new version of it. This is a music meme, and here is how it works:

1. Pick a number between 1 and 2050 (the number of songs currently in my iTunes)
2. I will talk a little about that song, and upload it for you to hear.

Yep. Easy. So go ahead, pick a number!

Edit: And this other meme, too )
shichahn: ([ITC] Moss - Nerding)
This is purely rhetorical, since it's something I'd never really put any thought into before and it doesn't really matter anyway. Just a point of curiosity, I suppose. And yes, it may have been inspired by a recent post on [livejournal.com profile] sonicstuff. :p

So, I don't really know why this is. But in every fandom I've considered myself an active part of (which isn't that many, admittedly, so maybe this isn't a very good sample), there is a huge variety of pairings I can enjoy. Most of those pairings involve the same couple of people over and over again with a bunch of other people. There is always one favorite pairing of the set, but it's not as though any other pairing involving those two is immediately disliked by me - in fact, entirely the opposite. Then there are a bunch of other pairings I don't really care about one way or another - I don't hate them, hardly, I just don't particularly care and don't go seeking out fic or anything.

But there's always one pairing I absolutely hate. For no apparent reason that I can discover. It always involves one character I like strongly - and of course it does, because otherwise why would I even care? And the other character, I might like them or I might dislike them, it doesn't seem to matter. I'm just... trying to figure out why there's always this one pairing in any fandom that I just can't handle, for no reason that I can tell.

Since I don't know how clear that all was, I will illustrate with examples from Sonic fandom, since it is current and I think most of the people on my flist are at least familiar with most of the characters.

My major OTP in this fandom is, as we all know, Sonic/Shadow. I also pair up these two with just about everyone else in the series and enjoy all of that greatly. I am not the sort of person who can't handle ships that "break up" my OTP. I think that would be irritating and limiting. But I simply cannot stand Sonic/Amy. No matter of awesome Clandon writing will convince me to like it. And I do not know why that is. It's not like I hate Amy. She's hilarious. Just, argh. I wish I had an answer for myself.

Maybe it's because it's the obvious potential canon ship and I can't stand the typical boy-gets-girl scenario? That's the reason I don't particularly care for, say, Ed/Winry. But I don't hate Ed/Winry the way I hate Roy/Ed. Now, I think I dislike Roy/Ed because of the severe power imbalance in that relationship. But that doesn't really help in drawing parallels with Sonic fandom, or with previous fandoms of mine, or fandoms that are more tangential and not ones I fully participate in but do have some opinions of (say, Avatar).

.... Hmm. And this post sounded a lot more interesting in my head before it came out. Now it's just me rambling about shipping, which is something that is so very trivial that I can't expect any of you to actually care. I guess I can't help but want to analyze my pairing preferences, though, to see if there's an ongoing pattern throughout time or not. Maybe if I get bored later I'll chart it all out or something. Maybe. Probably not.
shichahn: ([ITC] Moss - Nerding)
This is purely rhetorical, since it's something I'd never really put any thought into before and it doesn't really matter anyway. Just a point of curiosity, I suppose. And yes, it may have been inspired by a recent post on [livejournal.com profile] sonicstuff. :p

So, I don't really know why this is. But in every fandom I've considered myself an active part of (which isn't that many, admittedly, so maybe this isn't a very good sample), there is a huge variety of pairings I can enjoy. Most of those pairings involve the same couple of people over and over again with a bunch of other people. There is always one favorite pairing of the set, but it's not as though any other pairing involving those two is immediately disliked by me - in fact, entirely the opposite. Then there are a bunch of other pairings I don't really care about one way or another - I don't hate them, hardly, I just don't particularly care and don't go seeking out fic or anything.

But there's always one pairing I absolutely hate. For no apparent reason that I can discover. It always involves one character I like strongly - and of course it does, because otherwise why would I even care? And the other character, I might like them or I might dislike them, it doesn't seem to matter. I'm just... trying to figure out why there's always this one pairing in any fandom that I just can't handle, for no reason that I can tell.

Since I don't know how clear that all was, I will illustrate with examples from Sonic fandom, since it is current and I think most of the people on my flist are at least familiar with most of the characters.

My major OTP in this fandom is, as we all know, Sonic/Shadow. I also pair up these two with just about everyone else in the series and enjoy all of that greatly. I am not the sort of person who can't handle ships that "break up" my OTP. I think that would be irritating and limiting. But I simply cannot stand Sonic/Amy. No matter of awesome Clandon writing will convince me to like it. And I do not know why that is. It's not like I hate Amy. She's hilarious. Just, argh. I wish I had an answer for myself.

Maybe it's because it's the obvious potential canon ship and I can't stand the typical boy-gets-girl scenario? That's the reason I don't particularly care for, say, Ed/Winry. But I don't hate Ed/Winry the way I hate Roy/Ed. Now, I think I dislike Roy/Ed because of the severe power imbalance in that relationship. But that doesn't really help in drawing parallels with Sonic fandom, or with previous fandoms of mine, or fandoms that are more tangential and not ones I fully participate in but do have some opinions of (say, Avatar).

.... Hmm. And this post sounded a lot more interesting in my head before it came out. Now it's just me rambling about shipping, which is something that is so very trivial that I can't expect any of you to actually care. I guess I can't help but want to analyze my pairing preferences, though, to see if there's an ongoing pattern throughout time or not. Maybe if I get bored later I'll chart it all out or something. Maybe. Probably not.
shichahn: (rock off)
Fandom 7 sins quiz | stolen from Kay )




Post a song you feel best matches your OTP or OTPs. Do not give any explanation about your choice.

Sonic/Shadow )

Well now, that was a lovely waste of time. :D
shichahn: (rock off)
Fandom 7 sins quiz | stolen from Kay )




Post a song you feel best matches your OTP or OTPs. Do not give any explanation about your choice.

Sonic/Shadow )

Well now, that was a lovely waste of time. :D

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