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January 1st, 2019
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Hi. You've reached Sarah's fandom journal. I have another one for talking with people I know in real-life; this one is for fandom/online gaming/etc. Content is generally all fandom-related -- mostly short squee/whining and occasional fic/meta.

I'm a 30-year-old (born in 1979, do the math if this entry gets out of date) software engineer in the greater Boston area. Major hobbies (current and past) include general geekery, console RPGs, DDR, text adventures, cycling, greek & latin literature, NFL football, space exploration/aerospace research, and open-water swimming. (I.e. these are all the interests that I've been known to treat in the same fashion as traditional fandoms.)

Current fandoms: Doctor Who/Torchwood/SJA, Phoenix Wright

Friending policy: Feel free to friend/defriend at will. This journal is for fandom, and people float in and out of fandoms all the time. If I've missed a notification and you want me to friend you back and I haven't, just say so. Also, I don't currently have very many friends-locked entries in this journal and don't plan to. What you see is pretty much what you get. I'll occasionally friends-lock something if it could possibly identify my employer. I realize that it's pretty easy to get to my real identity from here, but I don't want to make this journal show up if someone googles my employer.

I'm working on a friends-locked post with contact info and little more about me -- it'll go up just under this one and the RP journal list once I get it done. If you're new here, there's no obligation to read it but it might be useful. (That is, once it exists. I'm just likely to forget to update this post.)

Another note: Even if this journal goes quiet for extended periods of time, I'm likely still reading/lurking. I just don't always have anything to say.

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December 31st, 2018
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RP journal list
If you see any of these around, yes, it's me. Some of these have never been used and aren't likely to be. This is mostly so that I don't forget them myself.
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January 4th, 2012
09:31 pm
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micro-review: Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
I put a few video games on my Christmas list amongst the unending pile of canoe camping gear, and my sister picked me up Layton 2.

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November 13th, 2011
09:36 pm
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doctor who episode recs!
So there is this meme going around about rec'ing one storyline per Doctor as a Newbie Guide to Who, and since I have OPINIONS I will take a stab.

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July 19th, 2011
10:07 pm
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game review-ish: Ghost Trick
So, a bit back, lady_angelina lent me Ghost Trick (and Trace Memory, but I haven't gotten to the latter yet), and I finished it this morning.

Review contains spoilers for the first few minutes, game themes, gameplay, and for one plot point which is reasonably early on; it does not contain any for the big endgame spoilers.

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April 16th, 2011
03:39 pm
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beep beep
That reoccurring roleplaying HMD MEME has gone up again. Crit = love, especially now that I have a character that is well-recognized enough that People Having Opinions is more likely. <3

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February 21st, 2011
11:38 pm
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cable companies thrive on the hatred of their users, y/y?
Anyone looking for me on AIM may find me scarce; our internet is glitching in and out -- it hangs up for ~5-100 seconds every few minutes, which is deeply annoying when browsing/whatever, but is completely fatal to AIM as it locks up going INTARWEBS WHERE HAVE YOU GONE for much longer than the connection has actually dropped.

PMs and email are better. <3 And eventually perhaps you will have an update with substance in this space; lengthy post-writing energies have been eated by work and life, and short brainspatter has all ended up on plurk. (Which is the same username as here; anyone who wants rp-related nonsense and general whining is free to add me there.)

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November 19th, 2010
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Spent the week dithering about doing Yuletide -- but as nifty as some of the tiny fandoms (and not so tiny, Ace Attorney I'm giving you a funny look) on there are, I think I'd end up failing. So I'm just going to vow to look at the extra prompts in January and have a stab at writing one in the off-season.

Also, roleplaying HMD meme

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October 30th, 2010
10:05 pm
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happy halloween!
I am still kind of terrible with image editing, but I'm less fail than I was a year ago, so I will try this out.

1) Create a graphic (200 x 200 max size) to represent your personal "candy". It should have your username on it, but otherwise can feature whatever you want. Make it something special since it's self-representative.

2) Make a post with the subject "trick or treat?". Put your "candy" somewhere in it, and be sure to repost these instructions.

3) Then, go around other people's LJs and reply to them with either "trick" or "treat". If you reply with "trick", they will give you an LJ/Plurk/AIM/etc. dare that you have to perform before taking their candy. If you're too wimpy for that, simply say "treat" and take their candy.

4) List all your collected candies in your original "trick or treat?" post to show off your collection!


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October 15th, 2010
08:06 pm
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video game meme - 3 - underrated game
First, for the RPers, my HMD meme thread.

And this isn't that long, so no cut.

Day 3 - A game that is underrated

I love a lot of games that are obscure, old, niche, or just plain underplayed, but underrated? That's a bit of a puzzle. Most of the games I've liked have gotten a fair shake in the press/blogosphere/whatever.

I think I'll go with a game and a series from an indie developer that I spent a lot of time playing at the end of college and through grad school: Nethergate (link goes to the updated version that will run on modern machines; I actually like the original better for some finicky gameplay reasons and nostalgia), but it's a great game. As is their Avernum series, although I've only played the first three of those. I sort of stopped hanging on every game they came out with when I bought my PS2, and that's kind of a shame.

They're old-school dungeon-crawler RPGs, with a party you pretty much come up with on your own, although Nethergate adds some significant limits to your more generic D&D-style smörgåsbord. They were coming out when everything was moving to stories where all the protagonists had stories, rather than just the world. Voice acting and graphics have taken some freedom away; usually I don't mind, but this game is a nice reminder that freedom can be rewarded. They're BIG games -- the world is huge, full of little things, and in all of them you end up playing a bunch of semi-nobodies who get Swept Up in a massive story and the focus is on the epic.

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