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    • 6 years ago

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    • The Excitement Builds

      6 years ago

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      Take two. That's what RTX feels like this year. Last year I was all set to go, I had my ticket and hotel room booked and taken care of and I was just waiting to get my vacation time approved, and bam, someone else had asked for the same time off a measly week before I did, so guess who got it? Not me.

      Now this year, I was prepared. I put my vacation request in the day I found out the dates. I got my ticket in January, and I booked the hotel the day they became available. Everything's coming up Milhouse, and then, my step dad loses his job, we take care of my mom who has health issues and that's why we all live together. So for the past month, I've been in this state of arrested anticipation. He reassures me we'll figure out how to get down there, but there's a part of me that's lost hope. I don't know if it's karma or what, but it feels likes the universe doesn't want me to get to RTX yet again. Well, karma/the universe can bite me!

      For seven years I've been a silent part of this community. I don't interact with people much, because I'm rather shy, but I want RTX to be that tipping point where I can say, 'I know this person and this person, and we hung out at the bar this day or I met this kick-ass person in line while I waited to get into the voice acting panel.' Most of my dearest friends are ones I've met online and I'd love to have more of them especially from here.

      In my rambling what I wanted to say is I'm definitely going to RTX, I want to be an active member of the community, and I hope we all have an amazing time! The end.

    • 6 years ago

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      Woot! I got my three day pass for RTX 2013. I bought a ticket last year with every intention of going last year, when I couldn't get the time off of work at the last minute. My next step is to request the time off tomorrow when I get to work.
      I can't fucking wait for this. Early prediction, I'm going to totally go all fangirl when I'm there.

    • Leeeet's Role Play!

      6 years ago

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      Like I mentioned in my previous Journal, I role play, more specifically, I role play on tumblr which has its own nuances. It may be because I'm still new, but sometimes it's a bitch figuring out if someone replied to me or if I owe them a reply. I do really like being able to reply to someone with a gif or song though, because it can really help set the emotion or tone of the scene we're working on.

      Now for the reason I'm actually writing this Journal, I've made the happy discovery of RvB role players! There's Freelancers, their AI's and the Blood Gulch crew. I interact with York, Wash, North, Theta, and a couple of Tex's. They are all very nice, talented as hell, and really embody the characters they portray. And I have to say, I love the shit out of the ship I have with York. It's a crack ship for sure, but it's so fucking fun and lovely to have good feels with York despite knowing he's dead in the series. *motherfuckingshittinggoddamn Hulk rage*

      Any way, if you get the chance and like RP stuff or are curious, you should look them up.

    • Ramble Bamble

      6 years ago

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      So, I sign on today and look to my left and realize I've been on this wonderful site for six years, and a lurker for a year or two before that. And then I look at my Journal entries and there's...two. That's kind of abysmal, it doesn't even equal one every other year I've been here.

      It's hard to be a part of a community if you don't really interact with it, so this is me interacting, well, as interacting as the two people who watch me and the suckers, I mean friends, will read this.

      I guess I can blurt out random facts about me. Let's see, I started role playing on tumblr in July, and I've been a bit obsessed with that. I play a femshep in the Mass Effect universe. She's Japanese American and Native American. I'm a bit of a Japanophile, so I get to share the mythology and language I'm learning at a glacial pace, and the bits of Native American folklore I know, because it's part of my heritage. I play a Thanemancer, looks longingly at her avatar here *cough*, which is not as popular as Garrus, Kaidan, or Liara, but angst is how I roll, apparently.

      Anyway, I love it, because it gives me a chance to write everyday. I've always liked to write, from bad poetry as a teen, shocker, I know, to little fanfics from all the nerdy shit I like; ah, that one Stargate SG-1 scenario with Daniel and Jack, *cough*, but I digress; the Naruto original character that has to choose between Kakashi and Itachi, spoiler: she chooses both, bow chicka wow wow; and now Mass Effect.

      What else, oh, like I mentioned, I adore anime and manga; I love comic books and try to go to at least one comic con a year; I'm teaching myself to draw; I try to sing everyday; I'm kind of artsy fartsy; um, I've bought every version of RVB as they put them out, which I've only ever done with The Crow.

      Yep, that's pretty much me in a very small, boring nutshell. smiley9.gif

    • 7 years ago

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    • Not Without My Digital Format

      7 years ago

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      DC comics signed a deal with Amazon to offer a hundred of its backlist titles to be released digitally, the first time the company has done such a thing, exclusively on the Amazon Kindle Fire. As you can guess, this upset other retailers who offer digital format with Barnes and Noble losing their damn minds. The retailer sent a notice out to all of its stores to pull all one hundred of the DC backlist titles from the shelves. Their reasoning, when they provide a title to customers, they provide all formats including digital.

      This seems a bit like faulty reasoning to me. As a comic reader and collector for twenty years now, I've noticed a bit of a difference between those who read comics digitally and those that like to have the books in their hot little hands, me being in the later group; digital readers don't care about reading the actual book, book. They seem to be the type that want to consume on the go with as little unnecessary time spent as possible on the process. Comic book readers are more likely to wonder the shelves of places like Barnes and Noble and pick up impulse comic buys, which they are less likely to do with their selection now limited.

      But there's a bit of a twist. While they won't allow the books on the shelves, they will still offer them on their website or will order them for the person if they ask for it to be shipped to the store. Um, what the fuck? So B&N is really mad and they're not going to take it anymore, unless they can still make a buck. That sure is some circular reasoning going on there.

      And now that I think about it, I'm reminded of local comic shops who have been hurting for years because of big companies like B&N and Amazon selling what used to be LCS's exclusive domain. I hope those shops take advantage of the media attention and bend it into a positive light for themselves. "B&N might not sell these books, but we at ABC Comics, always have a large supply available to take home now."

    • 7 years ago

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