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Thank you to everyone who replied to my video game recs post! I ended up buying Mario Kart 7 and Fire Emblem: Awakening.

I'm speeding through Mario Kart and eeeeh?? Maybe because it just seems really easy but it's not really holding my attention? I love the whole mood of it and it's kind of a nostalgia bomb but eh, I might be turning it in soon for credit.

NOW. Fire Emblem. FIRE EMBLEM.

I'm playing on easy and casual because I'm not a very good strategist and I don't want my characters to be permadead when I inevitably screw up and get them killed. XD I'm on chapter 8 and have played all the optional battles that have shown up.

I created a character named Ariadne and promptly got S ranking with Chrom because he's kind of dreamy and I want to romance him. ;3; I'm working on Sully and Frederick's ranking and Frederick and Virion accidentally got a C ranking. I also weirdly ship Ricken and Lon'qu because they fought beside each other a couple of times and I know it was all stock conversation (they don't have any kind of support with each other) but I really liked Lon'qu's husky, angry voice paired with Ricken's cutie patootie voice, hahaha sob. I don't think they can get support though? When they fight together, nothing happens. OH WELL.

AND GAIUS. GAIUS. As soon as he showed up I was like I'M RECRUITING THAT GUY. And I was nervous because he attacked Frederick, he attacked Frederick, he attacked Mr. "Pick a god and pray" and I just knew Frederick was going to going to kill him but he only took him down to about a third health so I was able to get Chrom over and talk to him. I actually don't know if he could die or if he's one of those characters that you have to recruit (I'm playing with absolutely no guide or walkthrough) but I was concerned anyway.

I FREAKING LOVE LISSA, she is so precious and I think I'm going to get her and Lon'qu together because, ugh, she is precious and tiny and he is hot a seems kind of big? And she's so girly and he's afraid of girls????? fuUCK.

I also really, really love Maribelle and her weird obsession with Lissa, aaah. It's adorable and creepy. Calling her treasure? Being overly concerned about her? I'm digging it.

I don't care for Sumia at all but Pegasus Knights are handy once they've leveled up a bit. BUT THE LEVELING UP IS SUCH A STRUGGLE UUUGGGHHH. I have Cordelia now which is nice. ;3;

I knew Marth was a woman way before the big reveal, it was so obvious, hahaha. I was so confused when everyone was like "HE'S SO STRONG, WHOA." Like, guys. That's a woman. Come on.

ANYWAY. As for the plot, eeeeh, handwaving that, I kind of understand what's going on but I'm going to be honest, I'm mostly here for the shipping. Yeah, the Risen are bad, Plegia is bad, Regna Ferox is pretty cool, bluh, bluh, I want these two pretty people to fight together so I can watch them awkwardly flirt.


I'm probably going to return Mario Kart and keep credit on my account. I'm definitely going to buy Fire Emblem: Fates when it comes out next month* and I'm so sloooow at playing games omg. It's embarrassing.

*Even though the gay options are pretty, uh, not great representation (and I'm not saying this because I'm mad about them because ngl, the male gay option is actually right up my alley, hahahafmdklsafdag but still the creepy sadistic thief and the obsessive stalker are the two gay - actually bi - options and that's not great). Still looking forward to it, lmao.

Date: 2016-01-28 06:13 pm (UTC)
dadcastellanos: (lantern)
From: [personal profile] dadcastellanos
you can look through the supports possible in the support menu to see who can pair w who & to what extent! & I love Lon'qu, he's one of my faves ever ;w; my fave pairing for him is with a character you haven't gotten to yet, I think; they make such a wicked duel team too. I usually put Chrom with someone else, but on the playthrough I'm on I haven't chosen Robin's love interest yet.

I know what you mean, I'm so disappointed. :/ I'm probably gonna buy all three stupid versions of this stupid game but I'm still disappointed, haha.

eta: & yeah, I know what you mean re: Mario Kart. easily my least fave for quite some time. the flying aspect was cool & the music track was cooler but other than that it was very "eh". if you can find Mario Kart DS, that one was wicked hard, I loved it.

(also I forgot to rec Cooking Mama!)
Edited Date: 2016-01-28 06:16 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-01-28 11:08 pm (UTC)
dadcastellanos: (sw: ad smiles)
From: [personal profile] dadcastellanos
XD I love Gaius too, sweet sugar-coated bb.

at least there are pins that come with certain versions.... I guess .... ;;;;

Date: 2016-01-28 07:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beccastareyes
Maribelle/Lissa and Sumia/Sully seem to be the common fannish lesbian pairings. (My Chrom ended up with Sully, and Robin with Kellam.)
Edited Date: 2016-01-28 07:43 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-01-28 07:46 pm (UTC)
sarajayechan: art ♥ http://dekoart.tumblr.com/ (Sully/Sumia)
From: [personal profile] sarajayechan
Lissa/Maribelle is the flagship Awakening femslash pairing. Sumia/Cordelia seemed to be more popular but then Sully/Sumia got a big jump because those supports are CUTE.

Date: 2016-01-28 09:01 pm (UTC)
sarajayechan: &hearts; <lj user="grapegarden"> (Rarity)
From: [personal profile] sarajayechan
EXCELLENT CHOICE. :D

Date: 2016-01-28 07:43 pm (UTC)
sarajayechan: art &hearts; http://dekoart.tumblr.com/ (Gaius/Sumia)
From: [personal profile] sarajayechan
I'm the opposite, I loved Sumia instantly. Chrom is hot, but my husband of choice is Gaius cause that fucking love confession and the candy obsession. (As a candy freak, he's a man after my own heart.)

And no, Lon'qu does not support Ricken. That's a new ship, lol. I ship Ricken with Henry myself. (You'll enjoy Henry, he's hilarious.)

As for the Fates options, they're actually a lot more than their creepy traits. The girl is actually awkward as fuck and has a good heart, she just has no social skills. (And yes, the thief is one of my favorites. <3 He's marrying my male avatar as soon as I make one.)

AND LISSA/MARIBELLE YES. I ship them with each other and with dudes, but they were the reason I got Awakening in the first place. And Gaius.
Edited Date: 2016-01-28 07:46 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-01-28 08:23 pm (UTC)
sarajayechan: &hearts; <lj user="livebites"> (Niles)
From: [personal profile] sarajayechan
Yeah, she's not everyone's cup of tea. I love that type for Reasons, lol. And she's a GREAT unit. Her reclass options are good if you need an extra defensive unit, or a healer.

Been there. XD

I'm just so happy we GET them because it makes people happy and that means the next FE game will have gay options again, hopefully more than one per gender.

Date: 2016-01-28 08:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ukefied
I also loved Fire Emblem: Awakening. And Bravely Default.

Date: 2016-01-29 02:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nintendoh
Yeah...the gay options are not great in if/Fates. It kinda sucks you only get two options, and it doubly sucks that by taking those options you don't get your kid character(s). :/ I didn't try the lesbian path, but I tried the gay path with Zero(/whatever his English name is getting changed to) and I liked him well enough. Definitely not as bad a character as people were making him out to be. Still, everything else about the game is awesome (Minus the petting. It really was awkward and felt out of place with the rest of the game. The west is missing NOTHING by it being removed. Really.). I am hoping for more from the next game as far as gay options go, though. I'll be disappointed if we only get something of this level next time.

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