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So,  recently, I've been playing Tales of Zestiria, the 15th entry (and 20th anniversary game) in the long-running Tales of... JRPG series, and enjoying it even if I'm currently stuck in sidequest hell right before the final boss. Oops.  It's fairly enjoyable, plot-wise, though it, typical for its genre, is telling a linear story.    If you like JRPGs, ToZ is worth checking out, but if you don't like JRPGs, I'd probably suggest skipping it. 

The part where it's relevant to this group is this: while it was initially perhaps notable for early marketing gaffes involving one of the female leads, it's also the first Tales game with a canonically gay protagonist (despite a certain segment of the fanbase currently sticking their fingers in their ears and going "la la la I CAN'T HEAR YOU" about him being gay).  It's fairly heavily implied in the game itself that Sorey is together with his best friend, Mikleo (...including a party dialogue scene in which you find out that Sorey's idea of a "hot babe" is aforementioned best friend/boyfriend with his shirt pretty well undone. I didn't think they'd get away with that), and supplemental interviews have further confirmed it (one of the main writers, in the artbook, shot down the idea of Sorey with either female lead and then shot down the specific possibility of any m/f romance involving him).  

And then some of the other adaptations make it even more blatant (which makes me wonder how next year's anime adaptation will do with that): the first chapter of the novel has Sorey's narration literally purple prose about how beautiful Mikleo is, while the manga has a minor NPC ask Mikleo (who in that chapter was fighting with Sorey before they finally get their argument resolved), "Don't you have something you want to say to someone you love?"

Rather refreshing (especially for a piece of Japanese media depicting a same-sex relationship) is the fact that Sorey and Mikleo's relationship is very healthy and one of equals in which they support each other in all things. Also refreshing is that Sorey's sexuality isn't a huge deal and never causes him problems (especially good given all the problems he has): he's there, he's being badass and saving the world, and he just happens to have an invisible boyfriend. 

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For +Vivian Paul​, my hazardous bookcases. Not shown: books in closet and under bed. Also not during the semester, where I have books stacked ankle - deep on the floor until finals.
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So someone took it upon themselves to make a composite layering of the esoterics gear sets (model is male Hyur). 

I don't even astrologian but I need that outfit in my life. brb changing main healer class from WHM to AST.   BLM set looks better as a set, at least. 

from top to bottom:
 Astrologian, Black Mage, Bard, Dragoon, Dark Knight, Machinist, Monk, ninja, Paladin, Scholar, Summoner, Warrior, White Mage

http://imgur.com/a/EdOln

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It's based on Yang from FF4, near as I can tell. 
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So I guess I could use some insight on writing cover letters - I need one since I'm submitting to Queers Destroy Fantasy, and I'm using http://www.inkpunks.com/2011/02/12/lessons-from-the-slush-pile-your-cover-letter-and-you/  as a guide for how to write my cover letter (linked on Lightspeed's general submission guidelines), but I'm not certain what to include on it since I have no relevant publishing experience. Should I just put "attached is my story [blah blah blah blah title here] for your consideration" and that be it?
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So I finally finished another step in the relic quest, only to realize that I have traded one annoying hell for...another annoying hell.  At least my staff is really, really pretty now, if...extremely glowy. 

On the other hand, at least it's not Gerolt being an obstructionist jerk this time, which is refreshing, even if I still want to throw him into a barrel. 

...also yes, I am in fact wearing my bard outfit while holding the Stardust Rod in the second screencap. I was too lazy to go get my spare BLM staff so I could unequip the relic, so I just...switched to bard. Still worked. 



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It's fine if you don't have to, I just hope you still can. 
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I guess since others on my timeline/feed are doing it, I will as well. Ask me anything. 
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I think the Derpfrog is probably benevolent but in spite of himself.  Like the Rubicante of frogs.
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So I'm always kind of amazed at how well players can replicate the appearance of NPCs. Spotted today in the Forgotten Knight on my server: 

http://i.imgur.com/7V5HQfJ.png


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So, for people who like BPAL, or Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, they'r doing an absolutely amazing, hilarious new LE collection. It's based on Scalia's...Scaliaisms, and they're donating proceeds from every bottle sold to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Trevor Project, and the National Center for Transgender Equality.

I wasn't planning on buying any new perfume oils anytime soon, but I think I might change my mind. 

http://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/product-category/limited-edition/scalia/

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Bah, they didn't make "Argle Bargle" a scent. Disappointed.
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So apparently we're getting an official translation of the Legend of the Galactic Heroes novels. And apparently the anime as well? I'm not sure on that front. 

https://twitter.com/VIZMedia/status/616709729411166208
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-02/sentai-filmworks-adds-legend-of-the-galactic-heroes-higurashi-anime/.89987
“Legend of Galactic Heroes coming to North America! #VIZpanel #Ax”
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Story of Awesome Space Guys, Wooh!
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So the Heavensward site updated today with information on the Au Ra, as well as the lore for the three new classes.

https://imgur.com/a/fGCTY (rehosted here)

+Robyn Ostrokol : Astrologian is basically Sidereals: The Job. Down to "we are using magic to screw around with fate". 


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I will of course be making one of each Au Ra subtype and leveling all the new classes. Gotta catch 'em all.
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As I write, I discover that there are words that I can never spell correctly, though I really should. For example, I can't seem to spell "Mediterranean" correctly on the first try despite being in a course on the Islamic history of the Mediterranean. 

This might prove a problem given that I'm writing my research paper for that class at the moment.
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SE has finally heard my prayers in FF14: they put in a skirt that male characters can equip  instead of me having to shortcut it by turning tunics into minidresses a la my bard outfit. It was unfortunately really expensive, but worth it, and I guess it's time to cook more food and sell it to hardcore raiders at exorbitant prices. 

I think it's going to be a fixture in my rogue glamours (*as well as many of my other glamours), skirt swishing while I do crazy acrobatic shit with knives.  Though this might be another slight example of "who lets me dress my characters again", as +Frank Fernandez accused me of looking like a dancing boy with knives. 

As opposed to the purple dancing boy outfit I was already wearing on black mage. 


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The chocobo lifestyle begins in an egg. It is very dark, and Chocobo often make their nests in the company of Grue (also known to the public as Malboros), for safety. It is a very convenient arrangement.
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