I’m Finally Back

Hello, my loyal intrepid readers!  …  Yes, I’m aware it’s been a llllooooooonnnnngggggg time.  I’m very sorry!!!  There was more than one reason for this.  As I mentioned before, I am slightly depressed.  I deal with this mostly by getting out of my head and into stories.  My need to do this overwhelmed me and I didn’t write for a few weeks.  As the weeks went by it got harder and harder to think about posting because I was angry about not posting previously … Yeah, it’s a vicious cycle.  It’s hard to fight even now.  Stories and other things I could be doing even now are working to distract me.

I also joined a Barbershop quartet chorus (as I now realize I mentioned briefly about in one of my last posts), though I didn’t fully join until later last year, but I am still with it.  Though with the ‘social distancing,’ practices have been cancelled for a while and the competition we were practicing for was cancelled as well, so whenever this ends, I’ll go back.

I’m still at the same job, which still has long hours and is exhausting.  Though we’ve been low on work since before this whole virus thing, so I’ve had some time to do things around the house.  I’m still going to work, because apparently my work is ‘essential’ even though where I live and work are on stay at home orders (two different ones, one for my city and another for the county I work in).  I personally don’t think it is, but that’s me, maybe to someone else it’s essential.  Not that I don’t want the work, it’s just my thoughts on matter.

I’m also in charge of streaming my church service via a private server because of the virus.  It was a sudden decision and it’s working fine, just also takes some of my time.  I’m not going to post anything about it here, because it’s private and mostly for my church members.

Anyway, moving on to what this blog is about, books and movies and stuff.  I have watched and read and rewatched and reread so many things since I last posted, I’m not even going to try list them all and it would take a long time.  Currently, I’m watching a guy reading through Homestuck on Youtube (though it was originally on twitch).  It’s the channel Jeff Brenneman and it’s pretty amusing – This is the first episode.  I figured it’d been a while and I should reread it but wanted to watch someone else do it at the same time.

I’ve also been reading the Dr. Stone manga after having watched the first season of the anime.  It’s fun and sciencey (yes, I’m aware it’s not a word).  I also watched Cardcaptor Sakura for the first time in Japanese.  I also learned that another studio redubbed it after the first one years ago.  I understand why, many things were cut out and they changed the names.  However, I do miss the original music for the first dub.  It was awesome and I still have the CD for it!

I’ve been playing Pokémon Sword and Shield since they came out and have all the new Pokémon and most of the Gigantamax forms (I’m missing three and one of them is in the current event that just started).  It has two DLCs coming out, with the first one in June.  I’m really looking forward to it!  I also have Pokemon Home and it’s okay, just wish you could do more with the Pokemon no currently able to move from it.

I think I’ll end here and let you know of a change.  I’m just going to put all the stories I’ve followed or favorited on my sites to the archive.  I’ll go back throughout the week(s) and post something about them to a separate page(s) so that people know what they’re about along with linking to the post that describes the ones that were already mentioned.  Have a great week (even if you’re mostly at home for it) and May Your Heart Be Your Guiding Key!

I’m So Sorry and Finally the End of the Quest

Hey everyone… Yeah, sorry I haven’t posted these last few weeks.  I was busy, but I’m not afraid to say that I’m generally slightly depressed and that hasn’t really helped.  It’s nothing new, but it hasn’t affected the blog so far, so sorry again.  Other than that, things have been happening in PoGo and Wizards Unite.  PoGo has the Jirachi special research out and the Legendary Dogs are available for a few more days with a shiny chance along with Unowns spelling ULTRA out in 10km eggs.  Next week is a shiny Mewtwo chance and the following week 5th gen starts to come out.

For Wizards Unite there was an event last weekend where eggs were available through different colored 1km portkeys.  The rewards for that event will happen tomorrow with a dragon that’s not usually available in your region available for 3 hours.

Pokemon Masters app is also available now for your phones.  It’s a three vs three fight with gym leaders and other Pokémon trainers as your partners and opponents.  It’s fun but not as good as PoGo.

I spent a lot of the time rereading Pick Up the Pieces and Rebuild, Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion V2, Black Sky, Yesterday’s Tomorrow, and am now rereading Ripples, & Another Fine Mess.  The new chapters are (for the last three weeks): An Essence of Silver and Steel (1st Sun & 2nd Sat), Compass of thy Soul (1st Mon, 1st Thurs, 2nd Mon, 2nd Wed & 3rd Thurs – [Last Chapter]), Headstart, Trump Card (Last 2 Chapters), Mauling Snarks (1st Mon, 1st Fri, 2nd Mon, 2nd Fri, 3rd Mon & 3rd Fri), Exodus, Worm – Justice For All (2 Chaps), Luna Lovegood and Dark Lord’s Diary (Last Chapter), Hybird Hive: Eat Shard (1st Wed, 2nd Wed & 3rd Wed), Supernatural Drabbles, New Beginnings (1st Fri, 2nd Mon & 3rd Fri), Trail by Fire (1st Fri, 2nd Mon & 3rd Fri), Relic of the Future (2nd Sat & 3rd Sat), The Importance of Intent: After the Credits (Last 2 Chapters 2nd Sat & 3rd Sun), The Unseen Hunt (2nd Sun & 3rd Sat), Souls of the Heart, By Your Side is Where I Belong, Taylor Varga (Omake & Interlude), Service with a Smile, Campione of the Raging Tides, Seerking Asylum, Mending the Knots, Darth Vader: Hero of Naboo, RWBY: Destiny of Remnant, History’s Strongest Disciple Again?, I, Panacea, Less Than Zero, Code Geass: Lionheart of the Revolution, Playing Our Roles, Sealed Legacy, Broken Dreams, Go Away I’m Watching Porn, Flames, Ashikabi of Thunder and Lightning, Short Story Drabbles & Taylor Hebert, magical girl at your service. (Yeah, a lot I know)

So, I’ve read a lot, but I did finally finish the quest I set, I really forget how long ago.  Here are the last stories from Mryddin de Celestis.  EvoNet is a Harry Potter and Stargate: SG1 crossover.  Harry has his magic sealed and is exiled to the muggle world for trying to give everyone magic.  His parents and siblings do nothing, and most are in favor.  He finds a way to give magic to everyone anyway and helps the muggles become the third player in the war.  Also he helps SG1 with things.

A Supernatural World full of Paranormal Activity is the newest rewrite of their Harry Potter and King of Bandit crossover.  Harry runs away at five because he’s neglected in favor of the ‘Girl-Who-Lived’.   He’s trained by the King of Bandit and becomes powerful.  He goes to help his sister before her sixth year and ends up with a harem (or will).

hacker Magician: Smoke is a Harry Potter fic where Harry is technologically savvy and learns how to hack magic.  He becomes Smoke in his fourth year and starts gathering a team to change the magical world.  All under Albus’ nose.

Triad: Elements of Balance is a multi-crossover with Naruto, DC Universe, Twilight and Harry Potter being the main ones.  Many girl-girl relationships in this one.  Bella becomes a mutant able to control the powers of the different Lanterns, Fem. Harry vows revenge when they try to marry her off to Ron and Fem Naruto abandons Konoha and then leaves the planet.  Yeah, it’s weird, but fun.

Stop the Monster is a Harry Potter story where Daphne Greengrass decides to help Fem Harry in fourth year.  She wants to stop Dumbles from controlling her.  Also, she likes her.  And Luna and Ginny also get together with Slytherins.

I Know Your Secret is a Harry Potter fic where Fleur knows Harry is a girl in disguise and decides to seduce her.  They create a school newspaper and use it to expose all of Dumbles and the other’s secrets.  It has a short (not complete) sequel called I know Your Secret 2: Foretold where Skulduggery Pleseant is introduced.  That is also the end of the quest, Haza!

Brother, My Brother is a Harry Potter & Final Fantasy VII crossover by sakurademonalchemist.  This is another one where it was in the compliation fic.  Genesis is Harry’s older brother who was accidentally sent to the world of FF VII.  Harry goes to find him and makes life better, and more interesting.  Now has three chapters.

Blood in the Water is Naruto fic by Umei no Mei.  Shisui is saved by an OC who is a Kiri ninja he knocked up.  This changes things.  It’s a crack-fic (meaning is going to be silly) and the author claims Shisui is Hoshigaki Shizuma’s father.

Mirror, Mirror is a Harry Potter one-shot by kb0.  It has Sirius asks a few questions and gets Harry to answer his mirror early.  This changes many things.

Rituals is a Harry Potter fic by Epeefencer.  Ginny is super smart at a young age and starts doing rituals to help and protect Harry.  Only the first chapter is out.

Yeah, that’s it for the week(s).  Sorry again, I’ll do my best so that it doesn’t happen again.  See you next week and May Your Heart Be Your Guiding Key!

One Year Anniversary of the Blog!

Hello readers!  As you could tell from the title of this post, today is the one year anniversary of my blog!  Thanks for everyone’s support over this year!  So much has happened, both with the blog and my life since then.  I’ll make it nice and long post for everyone today!

The HP: Wizard’s Unite app is having an event for the next few days in preparation for the start of Hogwarts (Sept 1st if you didn’t know).  You’ll be able to find a student from each of the houses to save out in the wild and following the event tasks and getting 5 Portkeys you’ll be able to get everything (it’s not hard, I just have the Portkeys left myself).  Also tomorrow is the Shiny Suicune event on PoGo.  For three hours all gyms will have Suicune and there’ll be a Shiny chance!

This week was mostly rereading stories that I’ll talk about later, but I did reread a little of Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion V2.  The new chapters this week are: Relic of the Future, The Unseen Hunt, Compass of thy Soul (Mon & Thurs), Mauling Snarks (Mon & Fri), Celestial Worm, Hybrid Hive: Eat Shard?, FateKaleid Prisma Taylor, Trail by Fire, Short Story Drabbles, New Beginnings & Famiglia Drabbles.

First, I’ll talk about a web novel, that’s now a light novel I’ve been reading called ‘I Said Make My Abilities Average!’  It’s about a genius recent high school graduate who died saving a young girl from being killed by ‘Trunk-kun’ (lol, it seems many isekai (transported other world) stories happen because of a trunk and now it’s a meme).  God allows her to be reincarnated with her memories because the girl she saved will help humanity later in life.  She asks for her abilities to be average because she received too much attention and sadness for being a genius.  Needless to say, God averaged everything from all races, not just humanity… Thus began Mile’s (her new name from a little while in) amusingly ‘average’ life.  It’s fun and will be animated soon!

I started reading Mirrored Dimensions as part of the Myrddin de Celestis Quest.  It’s a rewrite of Burst Realities with Stephanie from Skulduggery Pleasant series as his main girl instead of Ginny.  It’s okay, but pretty much the same as before.

I also read more (recently, not just this week) from White Angel of Auralon.  How Harry Turned Hogwarts Around is a Harry Potter fic where Harry goes back in time to make things better.  He gets a mastery in Potions and becomes the potion professor instead of Snape.  Things are changed, but it’s kinda bland.

Liliko is a one-shot Harry Potter and Naruto crossover.  Kushina is taken from her deathbed and dragged into past and deaged.  She’s forced in to the role of Lily Evans and eventually forced to marry James.  This is her story about trying to escape and return home.

Overheard Conversations is Harry Potter fic.  It’s a two-chapter year one fic where Harry overhears McGonagall and Flitwick talking about how he’s not trying hard enough and living up to his parents.  He takes this to heart and decides to change.

The Witches Conspiracy is another Harry Potter fic.  In it four women (Longbottom, McGonagall, Sprout and Figg) decide to help Harry before he goes to Hogwarts.  They invite him to an specialty school after his first report card.  He goes to school with Nevile and eventually others.  It goes through first year and is really interesting.

I also read some interesting Worm fics – Exodus is a Worm and Big Hero 6 crossover by Zaru.  Taylor at the end of Worm is cast into the realm where Hiro and Baymax are saving Calhan’s daughter.  They bring her back and she eventually recovers.  She joins them and things get interesting.  Yep, people start to trigger…

Taylor Hebert, magical girl at your service is a Worm fic with magical girl elements by Aurora Moon.  The ‘light’ Gods decide to help Earth win and infiltrate the Queen Administrator shard and make Taylor a magical girl while at camp.  It’s not far in and Taylor doesn’t really trust her animal guide, but it looks fun!

Jurassic Tinker is a Worm and Jurassic Park crossover by Geno515.  A DNA tinker Taylor ends up on another Earth be for Zion shows up.  She decides to help Hammond create his Jurassic Park.  When people start to trigger, she helps those she can.

Taking Control is a Harry Potter fic by fake a smile.  It’s a complete fic where Sirius helps Harry in his dreams to take control of his life after fifth year.  It’s a Harry/Ginny fic and Ron and Hermione aren’t their greatest selves in this fic.  Has slightly OP Harry, but not overly so.

Free Life is the sequel to Taking Control.  He’s taken control and now he’s free from Dumbledore, but Voldie is still around.  It was interesting but hasn’t been updated since 2011.  Sad since I read it long ago and was hoping for more.

I hadn’t mentioned it before, but I’m a singer.  I haven’t done much with it, but I went to a meeting of a barber shop quartet chorus this week.  It looks to be interesting.  Would y’all be interested in hearing me sing?  Leave a comment with a yay or nay.  If people are interested, I’ll see what I can do.

That’s all for this week.  Thanks again for a great year!  See you next week and as always May Your Heart Be Your Guiding Key!

A Long Week and More Fics (to Make Up for Last Week’s Absence)

Hello my readers!  Sorry about not posting last week.  I was busy and the weekend wasn’t any better.  I’ve worked 51 hours this week and am looking forward to a quiet weekend.  I’ve finished rereading Seerking’s Asylum and continued rereading some more of Ashes of the Past.  The new chapters over the last two weeks are: How Eating a Strange Fruit Gave Me My Quirk, Relic of the Future (1st & 2nd Sat), Gun Bunny, Taylor Varga [Main Story], Email Exchange (2 chaps), The Unseen Hunt (1st & 2nd Sun), Ginny’s Plan (Last Chapter), Deku: The Telekinetic Hero, Celestial Worm, Compass of thy Soul (1st & 2nd Mon, 1st & 2nd Thurs), Mauling Snarks (1st & 2nd Mon, 1st & 2nd Fri), Taylor Varga [Side Story/Omake] (1st Tues & 2nd Thurs), Trial by Fire (1st Tues, 2nd Mon & 2nd Fri), Wyvern, Playing Our Roles, Hybrid Hive: Eat Shard? (1st & 2nd Wed), Broken Dreams, Seerking’s Asylum, An Essence of Silver and Steel, FateKaleid Prisma Taylor, Honestly Harry – Year of the Spares, The Importance of Intent: After the Credits, The Lady of the Flies (2nd Mon & 2nd Thurs), Famiglia Drabbles (2nd Mon & 2nd Fri), Service with a Smile, Heroes Assemble!, Titanfall, Luna Lovegood and the Dark Lord’s Diary, Archer and The Dragon’s Knight.

Before I get to the fanfiction, I wanted to talk about an interesting anime I rewatched the first season of recently.  Psycho Pass is psychological dystopian crime anime.  While the rest of the world is in chaos (or so we’re led to believe, there’s not much mentioned outside of Japan and that’s only in the Movie), Japan is a ‘utopia’ because the Sybil system can read people’s Psycho Pass (aka their intentions and motives [in general terms]) and judge if they are a ‘latent criminal.’  Instead of police there are now Inspectors and Enforcers.  Inspectors what you expect them to be.  However, Enforcers are ‘latent criminals’ that work for the law for a little bit of freedom.  Follow Akane as she becomes an Inspector and learns the reality behind their ‘utopia.’

For the Myrddin de Celestis quest, The Dragon Phoenix is a multi-crossover based on Harry Potter.  It has Harry becoming the Dragon Phoenix! A role that means the world is soon to be at risk from ‘The Storm’ a mysterious tragedy that will be the end of the world unless he defeats it.  Eventually a Harry/Ginny story, mostly.  It has elements from Buffy: the Vampire Slayer, W.I.T.C.H, Cardcaptor Sakura, Sailor Moon and more!  It’s not complete and is sort of overcomplicated.

The Soul Within is a Harry Potter fic.  It has Harry having a twin only he can hear that he wants to give a body to eventually.  Looks to eventually have him with his twin and the Greengrasses. Only three chapters, not complete.

Shifting Destiny is a Harry Potter and X-Men crossover.  It has Harry ending up married to Pixie after a trip to Vegas.  He joins the X-Men and gets away from the Wizarding World.  Only four chapters, not finished.

Buffy of the Rebellion is a Buffy: The Vampire Slayer fic where Buffy dies, but has her heart restarted before she even goes to Sunnydale.  She escapes and learns more about the Supernatural world while learning how to defend herself.  Things still happen with the new Slayer in Sunnydale.  Sort of interesting, but isn’t much. Not finished.

Out of Reign is a Harry Potter fic.  Harry finds his mother’s trunk in the attic after second year and learns some new things.  He pretends he’s normal with the Dursley’s help to fool Aunt Marge.  Not finished, only three chapters.

The next few fics are by White Angel of AuralonRedirection is a Harry Potter fic.  It’s a Marauder era fic where Sirius figures out that some of their pranks are going to too far and changes himself.  A girl finds she likes his changes and they get together changing things drastically for the war.  It’s interesting for only 3 chapter.  It’s complete!

Changed Past is a Harry Potter one-shot.  When chasing a criminal, he ends up in the past.  He decides to change somethings, but not too much.  It’s interesting how things can change so much and yet stay the same.

Irish Home is another Harry Potter one-shot.  Harry decides to go live at one of his family’s houses instead of going back to the Dursley’s after first year.  It’s about how he adjusts and meets the people around him.

The last fic I’ll mention is another new one from sakurademonalchemist.  It’s a Harry Potter and Fullmetal Alchemist crossover called New Beginnings.  In it, Ed is Fem Ed and Fem Harry (who is from sometime after the war) offers to cover the cost of Alphonse’s body and soul.  Now a voice in Fem Ed’s head Fem Harry helps them out.  Read the first chapter (at least) in the compilation fic and am looking forward to more chapters.

I could post more, but I need to add the links to the post and do some other things.  Look forward to next week’s post!  May Your Heart Be Your Guiding Key!