Oh, GW2 lore, why you keep fail?

Sep. 22nd, 2017 10:38 am
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So I was reading up a little on recent Path of Fire expansion release and finally caught up with the new Revenant legend. I mean, I already have zero interest in the new legend, because I'm not giving up my shield on rev (for RP reasons), but I figured I should know what I'm missing out on.

[Kalla Scorchrazor?][https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Kalla_Scorchrazor] Who the fuck is Kalla?

I mean, I know this point has been belabored to death on the forums already, but why pick such a little known character? Why? It's not like we don't already have a prominent bow wielding female character already, Eir Stegalkin. Remember her? The one you writers fridged for the sake of advancing a male character's story?

Just... I'm all for more female characters, really, especially when you think about how the Rev's base legends are all male, it makes sense to pick some more female legends and I'm glad they're doing it, but it feels so tacked on and thoughtless. No one likes a thoughtless "quota" of female characters. Just...ugh.

Another reason to dislike GW2's direction. Unfortunately, the rest of the gamers seems to be lapping this shit up.

Finally, gots it.

Sep. 20th, 2017 02:04 am
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Finally got it. Now the question is, do I bother wasting time trying to get the stupid druid stone? Ugh, can't decide. (Pro: orchids. Con: already have three plant based back pieces and am planning to make Melandru's bough at some point, which brings the total to four. The druid stone would make it 5 plant themed back pieces and...that's a lot of plants.)

What the hell is wrong with fandom?

Sep. 19th, 2017 12:29 pm
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Basically, rant about fandom. What is wrong?

I'd like to say recently, but really it's been going on for a few years now. I'm seeing more and more of the Character/Reader type of "fanfic". I don't understand this nonsense. Why are fans so eager to read a story with a nondescript self-insert character into whom they may...well, self-insert, just so they can read about how they are being wooed, fucked, or otherwise engaged with completely fictional characters? What is the appeal of this?

I mean, I understand that sometimes girls (because let's face it, these kind of fics are almost always requested and written by girls, I've yet to see a male - gay or straight - associated with this kind of behavior) want to dream about how they're with McDreamy-flavor-of-the-month. And that's perfectly normal, sure. But why is it suddenly okay to share those id fantasies on the internet? Why is it suddenly taken for granted that all the other girls have those very same id fantasies?

Some might say that the fanfics of yore are little more than self-indulgent fantasies, too, that the shitty Mary-Sue and self-insert fics are just as self indulgent. But at least there is an acknowledgement of self indulgence here. There is an unvoiced social contract that when you write fanfic, you are writing your fantasies, not bringing to life someone else's. And most importantly, they were considered bad writing.

But with these Character/Reader type fics, the writer is explicitly stating they are writing these fantasies for the reader. But that's ridiculous, because no reader needs their own fantasies written for them, it's already playing out in their heads all the time. Zero service has been rendered, at all. And yet...for some reason, fandom is eating this shit up and being completely unabashed about it.

Are we, the fandom, just at the point where shame is no longer in our vocabulary? Are we unable to understand that fandom is not a monolith, that everyone has different kinks/tastes and want different things from their what they read and that the fanfic writers do not have a universal understanding of fandom fantasies?

Are we really at a point where we throw concepts of quality out the window and are actually actively requesting shitty fic just because it strokes the readers' ego? WTF? What is happening?

Plumbing Problems

Sep. 16th, 2017 09:26 pm
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So, my apartment has a plumbing problem, and it seems like it's affecting everyone. In short, the water is backed into the shower and it's over flowed in the shower stall, which means I just spent the better part of my evening mopping sewage water off the bathroom floor. The landlord has shut down the water pipes, so at least there's no water incoming anymore, but this means I'm gonna have to figure out how to live without running water until professional plumbers can come and fix everything. Ick.

Of course, seeing as it's the weekend, this shit's probably not gonna get resolved until Monday. Ugh.



Sep. 15th, 2017 05:51 pm
cashew: dude with sunglasses looking confused (Misc // Haa?)
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Wait, what? I stepped into PvP after half a year and suddenly all the daily PvP achievements changed. No more winning as blank class, now it's participate in tournament, join ranked match, blah blah blah. Noooooooo. But I don't wanna!

Gimme back my easy PvP dailies so I can continue earning points towards the stupid reward tracks. ;_;

(At least there's still WvW reward tracks. It's slower, but...oh well, faster than the newly revamped PvP reward tracks.)
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