Emblematic

Many scattered thoughts, often about Fire Emblem

oracleether:

irandrura:

I don’t even prefer to use Samus as my main, but there’s so much lag in multiplayer that I can’t play anyone quick.

I’ve had some difficulty with the multiplayer, but it’s only depending how much is going on during the current battle, and even then, some move so fast that it’s a literal ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ match. Most of my 4 VS 4 matches have had little to no lag.

You’re in the US, aren’t you? For me, in Australia, multiplayer is all Japanese people and lag. 1v1 usually manages to be playable, if clunky; four person matches, on the other hand? You hammer out attacks and pray that someone will be in their path when latency resolves. :(

oracleether:

irandrura said: …I have betrayed you. I have played Samus and defeated Ike.

Play online with me sometime and I will remedy that right away. :P

I don’t even prefer to use Samus as my main, but there’s so much lag in multiplayer that I can’t play anyone quick.

And that was when I realised that SSB4 is only released on the 3rd in America.

Here, it’s on the 4th.

*insert generic rage here*

So… the US doesn’t have Hyrule Warriors yet, does it?

It’s a nice feeling to get it first for a change. Having finished the story mode… it has somewhat repetitive gameplay and I’m not a fan of Lana at all, but otherwise it does a great job with tone and style, and it comes off as a fun tribute to the series.

It should also make those timeline people have a fit. I’m okay with that!

I’ve not actually played a Dynasty Warriors game before, but I suppose the difficulty is that it feels halfway between a fighting game and an adventure game. It doesn’t have the mechanical depth to really be a fighting game, but it’s far too focused on beating up swarms of enemies to be an adventure game. I’m not sure it splits the balance well. But that’s okay: if it boils down to just me not being super into Dynasty Warriors, well, presumably there are lots of people that are into that series.

oracleether:

Ena really qualifies as one of those characters I hug protectively and mumble how amazing she is.

Thanks for this reminder. Ena is indeed a great character, and one I really enjoyed writing in RPs.

Thoughts to follow:

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nosebleedjaku:

you don’t have to defend yourself. it was more like commentary on how it’s somewhat funny and so many people do this. 

Yes, but I’m paranoid and feel a need to constantly justify myself. ;)

My opinion on it is pretty much that it’s a plausible mix-up to make, and since both Robin and Morgan’s appearances are slightly indeterminate, you should feel free to interpret the picture as showing any pairing you want. Art has no objective meaning: if you choose to take a meaning other than the one the artist was trying to create, that’s fine. Whatever works for you!

Regarding my comment on finding Morgan less interesting: that was why I prefaced it with ‘for me, personally’. I thought that making that qualification would help explain where I’m coming from, and why I think of Robin first. But if you find Morgan more interesting, that’s also fine. If you’ll pardon me repeating myself: whatever works for you!

nosebleedjaku:

take a shot every time radical—-dreamer’s  morgan/lucina art gets tagged with robin

…okay, I’ve done this. I don’t think with a formal tag because I’m very lazy, but I’ve made the assumption.

In my defense, they look very similar, and Robin is the more well-known and (for me, personally) interesting character. The primary visual difference between m!Robin and m!Morgan is that m!Morgan is a bit shorter and is usually drawn a bit cuter. His head might be a little rounder too? Add in that Robin’s appearance is customisable and it can be hard to tell the difference.

I suspect that most people visualise Robin and Morgan based on their primary playthroughs. I rarely identify m!Morgan because my playthrough had f!Morgan. So at a glance, I’m thinking “Does this art look more like m!Robin or f!Morgan?”, and that gets me to the Robin side. I don’t picture Morgan as male.

…and I really overthought this, didn’t I?

(via oracleether)

…huh, is it Radical-Dreamer? Excellent artist, and I can see the style resemblance, but I checked that blog and didn’t find it.

I am so clueless when it comes to art. >_>

If anyone knows the source for this, I would be very grateful; I couldn’t find it already on tumblr anywhere.
I find it very neat, though. Costume swaps are always fun, she looks like she has a personality, and I like that the Brand of the Exalt is so prominent. It’s easy to miss, but it’s nice to occasionally have a reminder of that unearthly sign in her eye.
I imagine it might even become creepy to see her looking at you through the Brand: but creepy or not, it’s part of who she is.
…I wonder if this person ever drew Robin in Lucina’s clothes? And was it m!Robin or f!Robin? Could always do both!

If anyone knows the source for this, I would be very grateful; I couldn’t find it already on tumblr anywhere.

I find it very neat, though. Costume swaps are always fun, she looks like she has a personality, and I like that the Brand of the Exalt is so prominent. It’s easy to miss, but it’s nice to occasionally have a reminder of that unearthly sign in her eye.

I imagine it might even become creepy to see her looking at you through the Brand: but creepy or not, it’s part of who she is.

…I wonder if this person ever drew Robin in Lucina’s clothes? And was it m!Robin or f!Robin? Could always do both!

oracleether:

That was my one problem with Bravely Default.

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Can I just say that I stalled out and was unable to finish Bravely Default, for this exact reason? I like the gameplay, I liked the characters, I was interested in the plot… but after the second time, I just had no patience for doing that again. It was cheap, lazy padding.