Tuesday, 17 April 2012

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 08:09 am
eighthphase: (mass effect//casual olivia)
So it turns out that the whole 'Oliver and Olivia as siblings' thing really lodged itself in my head and will not go away.

In the case of protagonist!Olivia, this is fine; there aren't a whole lot of changes. She runs into Oliver on the Citadel during ME2 sometime after Horizon and they have a somewhat violent heart-to-heart (it starts with him biotically throwing her into a wall). Then he reminds her to call their mother. He can't join her then, because he's still Alliance and she's not. In ME3 he's finally a part of her crew.

When Oliver is the protagonist, however, things get different. They're both on the Normandy, and Nihlus is looking them both over for Spectreship. Oliver's the only one who gets it. He thinks his sister deserves it more, but - there's nothing he can do. Then in ME2 he wakes up from being dead only to find that he no longer has his biotics. (He also finds out that his sister quit the military and went off to be a vigilante with Garrus. Except that he only finds out that second part when trying to recruit Archangel.) At least for the ME3 ending it's not just him alone; Olivia is with him and they end up with some kind of weird dual-consciousness-Reaper-gestalt thing going on. (I'm still working it out.)

At least Oliver doesn't end up forever alone. He dates Liara in the first game but breaks up with her after learning she gave Cerberus his body. Even knowing why she did it, and the alternatives to it, it makes him way too uncomfortable. He later ends up with Tali. (Olivia, meanwhile, ends up with Garrus. :D)

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 11:54 pm
eighthphase: (ryoji//C:)
My new iPod came today! It was quite a surprise, since I wasn't expecting it until later in the week. At any rate, Balmung mk2 is gorgeous and amazing and I only wish the app store were easier to mindlessly browse. /: (Also that you could transfer playlists between iPods. Unfortunately, you can't! So I was lazy and remade a couple, then decided to just copy over my whole music library. After all, Balmung mk2 has 32 gigs of memory, four times its original! And I only have about 9.5 gigs of music total - and some of it isn't mine, so I don't want it - so it's not like I don't have tons of space now anyway.)

Although I did make the mistake of saying to my mum, "Now that I have a new one, what do I do with the old one?" Her answer was to give to to her. So I did... and then I remembered there were a few files of a, ah, delicate nature that I really didn't want her finding... so I had to take it back and plug it in and comb through the library. I think I got them all. I mean, I'm pretty sure I got them all.

I hope so, anyway.

Anyway! The only thing I don't like so far is how I can't set shuffle settings on mk2 like I did on the original. /: Like, if I want to start listening to a playlist from a certain song but want the rest of it on shuffle, I can't do that. I mean, I know there's a 'shake to shuffle' setting but it's not particularly descriptive and anyway I don't seem to be able to get it to work. As it turns out, I am dumb and can actually do exactly what I was complaining about. There aren't any buttons to randomly push so it takes me a while to figure things out! D: But I'm working on it. :D

I have a lot of stuff to do tomorrow e_e; Like, manage/graph/sort-of-fake data for tables for astronomy, and also write a rough draft of a proposal essay which... may or may not need textbook sources! I really really hope it doesn't, because I don't think our textbook has anything to say what's even remotely relevant to a proposal to Bioware/EA on the best steps to take to make their fanbase not hate them forever. (Which is, of course, the topic of my essay.)

I don't ever want to even turn off my iPod. It's just too shiny and new :3 I wish I could find cool free apps easier, though. /: I mean, there's a ton of awesome stuff that's just 99 cents, but I only have like 11 cents in my Apple account and I don't see that number going up any time soon. /: Maybe if I have extra money this weekend I can buy an iTunes card or something... I guess we'll see. But! That's the weekend, and it's only Tuesday night right now! ...well, okay, very early Wednesday morning, but still. I haven't gone to sleep yet so it's still Tuesday, and also that doesn't change the point.

...I am starting to ramble, though, so perhaps it's a sign I should go to sleep.

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