prisoner_24601: Dragon Age (Default)
( Oct. 5th, 2010 09:03 am)
So I have a dreamwidth account. I'm not really sure if I'll actually use it much or not but if any of y'all are over there (and I think at least a handful of you are), lemmie know what your user name is. Mine is the same, minus one of the underscores between the name and number.
Stickied at the top of my page here just in case anyone comes by looking for fanfiction. This is a work in progress and hopefully eventually I'll get around to adding all of the Knights of the Old Republic stuff, but for now it's still under construction.

Dragon Age Fanfiction )

Mass Effect Fanfiction )

Knights of the Old Republic Fanfiction )
prisoner_24601: Dragon Age (Default)
( Jun. 15th, 2010 04:32 pm)
We've had a good run of completely mindless entertainment you and I, but I think that it's time we broke up. I mean sure, we've always had our problems, and for the last eight or so books you've been a complete hot mess. Still there were enough kernels of entertainment buried in between the increasingly sloppy writing and inconsistent characterization that while I refused to shell out anymore money to actually buy your books, I would occasionally pick one up from the library.

But a few weeks ago when I went to the library, I saw your latest incarnation "Changes" on the shelf, and after cringing at the amazingly lame title that would be more appropriate to say, a Judy Blume book, I opened up and saw this blurb on the jacket cover:

Cut for minor spoilers for Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series, if you know, you actually want to read them, which I don't actually recommend. )
prisoner_24601: (Beast Pondering)
( May. 16th, 2010 08:27 pm)
Taken from, pretty much... everyone. But it was too interesting not to try, and I'm damned curious what this is going to show.

Post the first lines from your last 20 stories. Do you see a pattern?

This is probably interesting only to myself. )
So I just realized that the Dragon Age expansion pack comes out on Tuesday. Forty bucks seems really expensive considering that the base game was fifty dollars. Especially since it's supposed to have what - like 15 hours of new content? Is anyone planning on getting it?

I think I'm going to wait and keep playing Mass Effect 2 for awhile. For that price, Dragon Age: Awakenings had better the most awesome expansion of all freaking time.
prisoner_24601: Dragon Age (Default)
( Mar. 10th, 2010 02:24 pm)
So about a month ago, my husband and I bought a house. Honestly, while the payoff has been pretty great, the actual house buying experience was one of the most aggravating things I've ever been through. I don't ever want to do it again.

Part of the problem is that Tom and I tend to like different things. He wanted a big house that was in rolling suburbia with a big giant yard, because he said it was like being in the country (except you know, he couldn't do all of the redneck things he wanted to do around prissy suburban neighbors). I wanted to be in a city and close to a walkable downtown. He tended to like modern houses especially ranch homes built in the 70's and 80's and I like older, turn of the century homes. I also tended to be very coldly rational about buying a house, and Tom was pretty emotional about the whole thing which is weird, because he's a pretty level headed guy, except when it comes to this one thing.

Anyway, you can see which one of us won the fight about style. :P


Cut for a lot of crappy pictures that don't really do the house justice. )
prisoner_24601: Dragon Age (Default)
( Jan. 28th, 2010 07:47 am)
So I think it's probably time for a computer upgrade. Right now, I can't run Mass Effect 2 - although it's debatable whether it's on account of my processor not meeting the system requirements or it's some crazy game bug (there's an epic thread over on the bioboards where people are trying to sort that shit out). Still, if it were problems with just one game, I'd say to hell with it, but I've been noticing recently that my computer really does need some upgrades anyway, at least some more memory as well as a faster processor and motherboard.

But I'm wondering if it's time to just give up on PC gaming and buy an xbox.

On one hand, I've always played games on the computer. I like playing games on the computer. The one console I did buy (which admittedly was a long time ago), sat around gathering dust and I think I played like four games on it. I don't know that we'd actually play enough games to justify buying an xbox. On top of that, our television is a piece of crap, which is actually fine by me because I canceled cable on account that I really don't watch TV. The very few shows I do actually watch, I just torrent for free or are offered for free on the internet.

On the other hand, if I did buy a new TV and xbox, we could all play together and we'd have something better to watch DVDs on (although we don't do that much either). There's also the greater variety of games that would be available.

So tell me my nerdy gaming friends, should I just suck it up and pony up the extra cash to buy a TV and xbox?
So I have this Dragon Age fic that kind of just popped out but it needs another pair of eyes to look at it. It's an Alistair/Anora/Male!Grey Warden (Amell) almost romance, but kind of not. It's probably technically slightly AU. Looking for g/s/p feedback, character feedback (especially with Alistair - who I'm not sure I have in character), and pretty much anything else that might need work.

It's short - about 3000 words. If anyone is willing to take a look, let me know.
I kind of feel like I just ran a marathon or something. I have no idea how you all ended up beating the game so damn quickly, because it took me like 90+ hours to finish it (and I didn't even do everything). True, probably 20 of those hours were spent with the game idle and me afk chasing after the anklebiters or making dinner or whatever, but still, that was a damn long game.

Overall, I thought it was pretty fun. Not the greatest or most original game ever, but pretty consistently entertaining. If I were going to grade it against other Bioware titles, I'd have to say that I didn't enjoy it as much as Knights of the Old Republic or Balder's Gate 2, but thought it was light years better than Jade Empire. I'd put it on the same enjoyment level as Mass Effect, although the strengths of those two games seem to be the opposite from each other. Mass Effect had a more interesting plot line that was much tighter and very well thought out, but the NPC's fell kind of flat. Dragon Age had this sprawley behemoth of a plot that many times was too big and too disorganized and was often really, really contrived, but I liked the NPC interaction much better.

Cut for game spoilers, bitches, gripes and the stuff that I actually liked. )
...because holy shit the Detroit Lions finally won a freaking game.

This tells me that:

1. It only takes 42 million dollars for a rookie quarterback to end a 19 game losing streak.

2. The Lions will finally be forgiven for redesigning their logo to look like reject Thundercats concept art.

Lions Logo

3. The apocalypse is nigh.

I feel bad for the Washington Redskins though. How much must you suck to lose to the Lions?
I have finally discovered the tv show Supernatural. After watching all four seasons in the last month and a half, I have come to the conclusion that it totally kicks ass.

Cut for Pris gushing about her new favorite tv show and how it's better than Buffy the Vampire Slayer. )
First of all, I just want to thank everyone for their kind words on my last post. You're all pretty fabulous people.

So anyway, my crazy brother-in-law has this hobby which involves buying old surplus duce and a half army trucks from the government and fixing them up. He's recently discovered that other people are interested in buying them as well, and so he's set up a business where he buys the trucks from the government, fixes them up a bit and resells them to interested buyers. Last Friday, he needed people to help him drive these trucks about a hundred and fifty miles to the place where he's storing them. And since I couldn't pass up the opportunity to drive an Army truck (because seriously, when do civilians ever get a chance to do this?) I volunteered to drive.

Read more... )
prisoner_24601: Dragon Age (Orchid)
( Jun. 5th, 2009 06:43 am)
I have to put one of my dogs down today. She can't eat anything due to the enormous tumor in her stomach, and she's dwindled to the point where her quality of life is horrible. I think I'm taking this so hard because she's only eight years old. I thought we'd have at least a few more years with her. But she's the sweetest tempered, nicest, most well behaved dog I've ever had, so naturally she has to die young.

I have to say, this really blows.
Okay. I will freely admit that I can be a completely insensitive bitch, but I really, really think that the hypersensitivity over peanut allergies is completely overblown hysteria and it's really starting to piss me off.

Watch Pris lose her temper and totally overreact under the cut. )
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Definitely [ profile] thriftwhore because I love thrift stores and seeing what other people have found.
Yes, I went to a Tea Party today. It was pretty kickass. However, I realize that since most of my f-list doesn't share my fiscal conservative leanings, so this might not be the post for you, although you are all certainly welcome to post and disagree with me.

Cut for inflammatory protest signage. )
I just had to explain to my five year old son the difference between Americans and Decepticons.

Sometimes being a parent is both hilarious and awesome.
So I read Twilight - or rather I read 224 pages of it before getting bored and putting the book down. It was bad, but not in the way that I expected.

I admit that I had a lot of preconceived notions about this book. I thought for sure that while 33 year old Pris was going to hate it (especially since I hate vampires), inner 13 year old Pris was going to think it was full of sparklicious awesomesauce. But as I read, inner Pris13 kept telling me that this book sucked ass, while Pris33 thought that while it was definitely bad, it could have been salvaged if Stephanie Meyer had done a few things.

Cut for Twilight spoilers - which probably aren't spoilers to anyone since I must be one of the last people to read this book. )
Given the fact that it's highly probable that two of the three US automakers may be filing for bankruptcy in the next year, Tom and I figured that we should go to the North American Auto Show while it's still in Detroit.

Cut for large photodump of very shiny cars. +40 photos behind the cut. )
Why are you so sexy? How can you make growing heirloom onions from seeds sound like a good idea, when I know damn well that it's a complete pain in the ass? How can you make it seem like I'll be missing out on something completely awesome if I don't grow my own bush beans this year, or try to grow at least four different kinds of salad greens? When did growing my own leeks become necessary?

If my spring crop of garlic and shallots grows even half of what I planted in the fall, I'm not going to have to worry about vampires for the rest of my life. Yet, here I am again, with the intention of doing a small garden this summer, but I just know that that's not going to happen. By the time I get done reading all of my seed catalogs and planning out my vegetable beds, I know I'm going to order too much stuff, just like I did last time. And now, instead of planning my garden to fit into the small amount of space that I have, I'm trying to figure out where I can build a couple of new raised beds in the spring so I can fit sugar snap peas and spinach in amongst all of the tomato plants.

It's probably a good thing that we just rent this house, otherwise I'd be trying to find spaces to cram in asparagus beds, rhubarb and more apple trees.