May. 12th, 2008

  • 7:19 PM
Today, I hit the two milestones I've been working toward in Kingdom of Loathing for the past many months. I got the Big Boat trophy for taking 1000 shore trips, and I reached level 30 with GideonCalhoun. \o/ There's a week until the next moxie day, so I'm going to spend the week stocking foods and making bank (hell yeah) and then: Disco Banditry. It took me five months to make level 30 as a Pastamancer. I want to say I can do it in three as a Disco Bandit, now that I know what I'm doing leveling-quickly-wise.

I watched Good Night, and Good Luck finally, it's only been sitting on my shelf for a year... I'll admit that I was totally confused about Joe and Shirley right up to the end, which doesn't reflect highly on my viewer comprehension skills. xD

...the cats are napping, I don't know if I want to mess with them or join them.

Mar. 7th, 2008

  • 3:54 PM
I still haven't played any of the Phoenix Wright games, but today I feel like I am grooving the Hobo!Phoenix look that I've seen on so many [ profile] fandomsecrets. Hat, hoodie, dazed look... I'm just that cool.

Right now I'm going to talk KoL for a second. I have three accounts: one I made last September and I've been playing pretty much constantly since then, GideonCalhoun. I've been collecting trophies and (non-Mr. A-traded, because I am poor) familiars and tattoos, and I'm kind of flatlined on the last two because a) I have every non-Mr.A familiar except the Jumpsuited Hound Dog (which I will have in 25 days/25 more filthy lucre), and the Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot (which I will have once I ascend Moxie sign, kill the Bonerdagon, and make some clockwork parts). I can't ascend yet, because I'm going for one more trophy that requires me to get to level 30. I'm on level 24 now, and it's taking me... about a day to go 3000/4000 (depending on whether it's a Mysticality day or not) points up, and I need about 25,000 more to level up to 25. I'm not focusing exclusively on leveling, though-- first I do the Bounty Hunter Hunter quest for the day, then I get some meat++ buffs and kill ducks for mucho meats, and then I put on monster level++ equipment and kill cavemen hippies, which I think are the highest level things I can kill anyhow... and I keep the Spanish fly trap enabled so I can get free Around the World drinks, which are way better than the basic-ass drinks I can mix myself. I can make awesome chow meins, though, and stocking up my store with those every couple of days is helping in a serious way to get more meat. Next ascension, I am going Disco Bandit/Blender, maybe Boozetafarian.

The second account is one Kristin made last year, Landshark Says Candygram, and which I forget about for days at a time so there aren't any clear-cut goals for it... I'm basically running it to do the BHH quests and get lucre so I can get the Bounty-Hunting Rig for it, and ingredient farming so I can hoard up some delicious foods for when I ascend it soon. I was thinking Disco Bandit, but I might go Seal Clubber, because I've never played one of those before. It's not as good at getting meat as GC is, but a cat is fine too it's fine for getting items for now.

The third account... I made a couple of years ago, back when I first got into KoL, and when I actually had money to buy things, so I have the single awesome paid familiar on any of my accounts, which is why it didn't get deleted. callum has already been ascended twice, and I've gone through most of the Naughty Sorceress with him before I realized, hey, NS13 was implemented while I forgot about this account, and now I'm slogging through the Mysterious Island quest to be done with it. I made a n00b mistake and ascended him Boozetafetarian Pastamancer, which is a STUPID mix, and now I am just trying to get his ass ascended out of that mistake, lol. He has a mall shop too, but honestly I like running everything off GideonCalhoun so I'm probably going to close his shop. (hint: this was long enough ago that I named the shop "Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital". When was the last time I watched House? Geez.) I'm... oh, probably about 300 adventures away from being done with that, and I'm the exact opposite of worried about beating the Sorceress... I just want to get the Order of the Silver Wossname if I'm having to do this anyhow. (Why do anything halfassedly?)

And... yes, that's about it. I have an account ready to ascend, one within a week of being ready, and my main account that has at least a good month's worth of leveling to do still. I'm not very good at PVP, mostly because it seems like at a certain rank everyone is ten or so levels above me and multiply ascended, so I'm screwed. But I'm still just in it for the pretty flowers.

Wow, I can talk a lot about this. >> Back to beating up hippies and frat boys, now. Places to go, quests to work on, you know how it goes.

Mar. 2nd, 2008

  • 10:43 PM
femmealunettes: (believe in magic. : Dresden Files)
They say "a watched pot never boils," right? Well, I was feeling obstinate, so I stood at the stove while I had some eggs on to hard-boil, and watched the damn thing until it went to a rolling boil. Take that, old sayings. xD Made some damn good eggs, too.

I've had two pieces of... I won't say art, I'll say photomanipulations... that an ex-friend of mine made, hanging in my room since I moved in. Today I replaced those images. I like the effect on my room already. :D Now I can look at my wall without getting all irritated for still having those up. Awesome book cover art > everything.

Today is my father's birthday. He turned 44. I don't like thinking about my parents getting old, because that only leads one direction, and that's me in tears. The subject of some of my worst nightmares and no few of my crying jags are because I'm terrified of losing my parents. I don't want to move back in with them (though my mother keeps telling me "the option is open" and I think things might be a little easier for her with me there), but I honestly don't know what I'd do if anything happened to them.

Wow, that was serious. Um. I have some glowsticks, I don't know what to do with them besides wait for an excuse to trip face and have my own personal rave. xD

Last night I slept like hell, so I'm going to bed early tonight... as soon as I use up some post-rollover adventures. I can't help it, I like to get my SrsKoLBzns done right away: bounty hunting and the best meat farming only takes about 50 adventures on a good night, and in just over a week I finally get another one of the trophies I've been working on. \o/ I'm not sure how long it will take to get my Dirty Hippy trophy... that requires eating 420 batches of herb brownies, and I've only downed 110 so far... I think you can only do seven a day, but I usually eat other things so it's going to take me a bit longer. A little over a month and a half if I ate nothing but brownies, so probably closer to three months... yeowch. At least it carries over between ascensions. God, I hope I'm not still a Pastamancer in three months, I have skillz to obtain from other classes.

A master's student at Georgetown is doing her thesis on fanfiction, so hey, fanfiction readers and writers (I'm looking at most of you, here), take this survey for the good of mankind!

And in the end, have a song that's been stuck in my head all weekend:

Ben Lee - Gamble Everything For Love
Gamble everything for love, gamble everything
Put it in a place you keep what you need
You can gamble everything for love if you’re free
You gotta gamble everything for love
Make a list of things you need, leave it empty
Except for number one, write “love”, gamble everything
Keep it under lock and key
If you wanna, you can gamble everything for love

Mar. 2nd, 2008

  • 12:43 AM
femmealunettes: (._.)

Now I only have to get... oh, probably 350,000 more Mysticality stats. NO PROBLEM. x.x

Mar. 1st, 2008

  • 3:23 PM
femmealunettes: (...uh.... : Calvin and Hobbes)
I need a new layout... I just don't know what to use for it yet. Kind of thinking about "Mad Girl's Love Song", kind of thinking something Dresden Files, maybe something Torchwood... Tosh, perhaps.

Need a profile rehaul, too...

I'll figure it out later, right now I have a new book to start. :D

eta: Halfway through Proven Guilty. \o/ These books are delicious candy, I cannot stop myself from om nom nomming them cover to cover in a few hours... and then I'm going to go back and read them all over again! Well, with a break for other books in between. I have a short sci-fi and fantasy stack on my desk that aren't by Jim Butcher. >> The only one I don't anticipate finishing quickly is the Heinlein; it takes me a little while to work through his writing. Stranger in a Strange Land took me almost a week, if I remember rightly.

KoL: I'm a hair away from level 24, finally. It'll be so much easier to level once I ascend and get a moon-sign gym to pour adventures into. 10 more days until the demon trophy, 31 until the Hound Dog (I spent a lucre to chase the clingy pirates so I could get the clingfilm outfit), and now to the best of my knowledge the only outfits I don't have are the crazy expensive (like, 21 million for the set) ones.

Just the long grueling climb to level 30 and then I can start all over again... new content available and everything! \o/
femmealunettes: (hush hush darling : Dresden Files)
Today I did not much of anything at all-- watched some Eureka with Kristin, finished the first book of the Dresden Files (I'm kind of totally in love with Harry Dresden ♥), and oh, I just realized I even forgot to take my pills. -_-;;

My most productive period has been the past hour and a half, in which I used up all the hot water to finish maybe half the dishes there are to do. Nothing says "ewwww" like the water at the bottom of the sink bucket being full of italian dressing and pizza crust. D: Still, I have just replenished the stores of bowls and spoons, and as long as there are bowls and spoons then all is not lost. xD

Now I have to wait for more hot water, either to finish the dishes or take a shower, I'm not sure which I want to do first. Either way, I have to wait, and I'm waiting for the uploads of SGA and Psych, and just, waiting, yes. What I should do while I'm waiting is clean up my room, and the wreck the cats have made of part of it, but I'm not feeling it. I don't feel much of anything in my room except "sleeeeeeeep", anyhow.

I'm going to be up for a while more, is the point here that I'm not making. I'll probably do a music post later-- I'm kind of rocking the Boy Least Likely To and Brand New right now, probably toss up some Mountain Goats, too-- and I'm definitely making some fandomsecrets because, well, it's been a while and I'm sick of all the lame Death Note/Heroes secrets.

KoL update: I scored the Tropical Crimbo tattoo today, and in one or two more days I will have the Roy Orbison Disguise (made of clingfilm!); mid-March will have the Friend to Demons trophy, and then the very first of April I should get the hound dog familiar. I don't know if I'll be ready to ascend by then, but I hope so-- 37 days should be more than enough to climb 7 more levels, once I have nothing to focus on but leveling... which I will in two days. \o/


  • Feb. 18th, 2008 at 11:15 PM
femmealunettes: (fidget. : Dresden Files)
It's that time again, kids... that's right, tabs clearing time!

There's a link between sarcasm and aggressive personalities. Well, no shit. xD Seriously, everyone I know is incredibly sarcastic... but most of us are passive-aggressive to a fault.

Chefs play with your food. Making watermelon into meat, or the appearance of burning on perfectly done steak... or edible soap with honey-flavored bubbles. SCIENCE + FOOD = FUN

The Boondocks and an excellent point about video games and violence.

Just who's the bad guy in Mario, anyway?

"The Messiah"-- a Muslim point of view to stand beside "Passion of the Christ". It's being recut to show on Iranian television, and I really hope it'll be subtitled and released here-- or at least torrented. I'd really like to see the way Islam views Jesus; I've never really come across an unbiased a less biased explanation of the differences between the Big Three.

Yo, Americans and Europeans: Awesome total lunar eclipse on Wednesday night! Heads up, y'all. Check the site for optimal viewing times for your part of the world. I'm praying for clear skies!

Excellent, much cleaner now. :D I made brownies, Kristin made me watch the first episode of Tru Calling (which was cool, even if the sound was very very quiet), and soon I have to fix the sound system again because the PS2 refused to play Dresden Files DVD 1, so I had to basically unplug everything and that was a pain in the ass. xD

Waiting for KoL rollover, then I'm going to burn my adventures in the Pirate's Cove. One more outfit, hopefully... I'm trying to achieve SOMETHING every night, either an amount of meat or a trophy or some other set point. A whole bunch of cooking and stocking my store, meat farming (ducks! kill the ducks! get this friggin' duck away from me!), and... ooh, today is a stat day, I think. \o/

Bed after I finish up on one account, though. I'm still running Callum through the frat/hippie war, and trying to stock LandsharkSaysCandygram before ascending on the next Moxie stat day. STRATEGERY.


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