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11 November 2011 @ 04:04 pm
I really like this:

It has it's problems. but it really does a great job explaining why I get so POed when Micheal apologizes for my having an opinion.
07 November 2011 @ 02:02 pm
So not freeware. 49.95 to purchase. First of all this is a neat toy and does many things well, but it doesn't get point for awesome timeline software. Functionally the timeline in the is a database barely edited at all with less feature then open office has.

The whole package is really cool, but for timeline not better then open office.
04 November 2011 @ 10:40 pm
I'm bored and have Netflix and so decide to watch something, Torchwood is in the que and I didn't get past season 1. (Owen if anyone cares).

So Spike shows up: S2E1. And has history with Captain Jack.

I'm sure that they have advanced plot and stuff. But I don't care, the script they have for him is even stuff Spike would say, and Spike in Who!verse as a time agent is much cooler then anything the BBC will get license for.
28 October 2011 @ 12:16 pm

Plus side I now have a dreamwidth account, I've been wanting one of those for a while.

PS what do people think of the new icon. I'm not sure that at 100x100 the hair isn't too stringy... I drew it at 200x 200.
26 October 2011 @ 11:39 pm
Is anyone having any of the problems? I'm just wondering if anyone knows how the fix it is going to take. Not that I'm terribly worried about my accounts, I just don't keep enough on LJ to worry about the privacy; but I would like to know how long it's randomly going to be signing me out is going to last.
26 October 2011 @ 04:12 pm
This one looks to be actually freeware.

Actually this looks to be a great piece of time management software.

Sadly not so great for storyboarding.

It doesn't handle weekends or alt. timestream well.
26 October 2011 @ 03:46 pm
On Hulu here: http://www.hulu.com/the-legend-of-the-legendary-heroes

The country of Roland is not a peaceful place to grow up. The military is given more then it's due and there doesn't seem to be anyway of wrapping relationships up peacefully. The main cast wants an end to this and for people to be about to live happily. The new King sends two of his old squad friends suckers It's complicated people out to recover artifact from the time of heroes to help, while he wades through the politics in his own court. Oh and the legendary gods heroes also have an interest in our characters.

Cue discussions of what causes war, how bad it is, and hos it's inevitable.

Story clearly likes using star-crossed best friends as a trope. Most close friendships in the story to get this treatment. Also with three exceptions, two a pairing, to get the strong feelings and reactions of romance without any feeling of the character actually being sexually attracted to each other. Everybody just wants to be best friends with their chosen [x](s) and grow old together. Except for those three and one other (who likes to use stories about it to get a rise out of the rest of the cast) sex is not a thing, there's more important things to worry about. This is probably the main thing I loved about the story.

Also I loved the fact that primary female character is a swordwoman who kicks ass, especially over the two main males, who are both seem to be mages. Powerful female character! Good at real stuff! And I still get a main character mage, so I can have my cake and eat it too!

This series is not for everyone, the characters are likable and believable, the plot looks like its going to go all sorts of interesting places. And that just makes the big problem worse: It's got the worse sense of mood whiplash I've even seen. Expect that if the main characters are out picnicking with cute kid being much adorableness then somehow by the end of the day then they will be stopping attempted genocide or torture of one of the kids or having a flashback to one of the mains really suck-full childhoods. And the inverse is just as true. It's kind of neat in that it gives a very strong feel of suck-ass-world to the story but it can be very disorienting.

The other big problem is it ends without resolving anything, (who was the girl in episode 24 and what did she have to do with anything, anyone?) and on a dreadful cliffhanger. I haven't been able to find anything on it renewing or not though given how episode 24 runs they clearly expected it to do so.

Good things: interesting plot, interesting characters

Bad things: Mood Whiplash. Not a conclusive ending.

Strong Nakama and a lot of Destiny is to be evil.

Trigger Warning: Rape(threatened), incest(threatened), child abuse and death, war, genocide (written as bad things if that helps... it did for me)

Platonic Life Partner: 5
Slash content: 4
Femslash content: 1
Hetro content: 5
Poly content: 3
Age division: 3
Magic: 6
incest: 6 --- note: is treated as a bad thing
Soapboxing: 4

ETIT: If anyone picks this one up let me know, I'd like to fen with people.
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26 October 2011 @ 12:29 pm
So I've been playing around with timeline software, I'll probably be making a bunch of reports. Hopefully.

So today I tried out Timeline Maker Professional - figured I'd start with freeware.

First thing I noticed: it has tag-along software be prepared to spend 15 minute uninstalling all the stuff you didn't think you were installing when you got it.

Second it requires a reboot for install. This shouldn't be a thing if you're looking to keep it for a while. But it's timeline software why does it need a reboot?

Third it's not freeware - It was be advertised as such since it has a free month trial. The full version currently runs $195.00. So it better be impressive if it wants that money.

It isn't.

Forth it's just a program that you put start and end times in a sheet and it makes a timeline and summary sheet. Yahoo calendar is better for my uses then this.

TL;DR: Timeline Maker Professional not recommended.
27 January 2010 @ 05:22 pm
So I've been in an anime watching mood again lately. And I encountered this really sweet anime about this boy who can see Youkai, he and his 'senpai' a cat/kitsune have various adventures. Thoroughly enjoyable.
28 September 2009 @ 01:30 am
A cute romantic comedy/ harem anime. since there's no real question of which girl the main character is going to get and the comedy is most about their difficulties I'm reluctant to call it a pure harem anime.

It's a cute story set about a girl going to a school of magic and her familiar; a ... boy. You can imagine where it goes from there.

Very aimed at boys, while the ladies might get a kick out of it, it very clearly not written for them.

Slash content: 1
Femslash content: 4
Hetro content: 5
Age division: 3
Magic: 6
incest: 2
Soapboxing: 1
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