Guess I owe you all an explanation for disappearing again.
Well, as some of you may know, I've just transitioned from high school to college, and it's been a change on an insanely large number of levels. It's been a maturing situation for me, as I'm forced to learn how to balance schoolwork and free time not to mention the basics of taking care of myself (I'm living on campus). I'm also gaining more new fandoms in the past few weeks than I have within the past few years...
Kingdom Hearts - better late than never, eh? You guys probably knew this one, what with my Xion fanart and all. Probably one of the most intensely I've felt about a fandom that I can ever remember. I'm really looking forward to seeing what comes. And to play Birth by Sleep.
Tales of the Abyss - My first Tales game, though I've heard of Tales of Symphonia in the past. DANG this game is good... We're maybe halfway through it now, I think? We being myself and the friend who introduced it to me, who is playing Luke... Seriously though. This game is intensely emotional, with great graphics, music, and plotline, and the surprises JUST. KEEP. COMING.
Persona 4 - This is the one that surprised me. Frankly... had I come across this game on my own, I would have taken one look at the rating and beat a hasty retreat in the opposite direction. But I just started watching my roommate and her friend play it while cross-stitching, and it grew SO. DAMN. MUCH on me, that when we got to the scenes that it's probably rated M for (Two words - Rise's Shadow), I merely averted my eyes for the battle rather than sprinted away and never came back. It's... it's incredible. Great plot, graphics, and I mean, I wasn't too keen on the vocal BGM at first, but it grew on me. And I mean, one of the things that impressed me so much was the fact that, for instance, the rating... Well, I'll just put it this way. It wasn't rated M for fanservice (Well, admittedly there were a few fanservice-y moments, but mostly those were brief and played for laughs) - all of the more adult elements were integrated very nicely into the plot. If I may say so, I heard more inappropriate things from the people watching than I did from the game.
Overall... it's been a very enlightening experience, and I'm glad to be here.
As for classes (the important thing, though not always as fun to talk about!), so far I haven't been doing anything too specialized. Mainly just general and introductory classes, even though none of them are the basic math, science, lang/lit, or social sciences. It's helped make the transition easier, but at the same time, can be a little dull. I think I'm going to be starting into some real stuff next semester, though!
Just wanted to let you all know what I've been up to. And what I might be gushing about.
I might also post some fanfics soon. I'm beginning to doubt I'll finish Chains, but the first chapter is done, and it stands fairly decently on its own. I've also got a couple Persona 4 ones in production and a third one in my head. It's funny... I like letting ideas just play around in my head, even if they don't all make it to paper anymore.
Hope you all are doing well!