A Sad End to a Week

Hello everyone!  This week was cooler, and I didn’t work as much, but it was also sad.  A co-worker I didn’t know that well passed out and was taken to a hospital yesterday.  We were informed this morning that she didn’t make it.  I don’t know the circumstances as my bosses didn’t know, but there were some emotional outbursts trying to get the company to change some things.  I can understand, but I didn’t feel comfortable with them using what happened to her to try and change things.  I know that people will be looking into how what happened, happened, but things done emotionally in this sort of situation, don’t usually end up going the way you want.

Moving on from that, I finished Harry Potter and the Mutant Academy and reread more of Desperately Seeking Ranma and started rereading Seerking’s Asylum.  The new chapters this week were: Relic of the Future, An Essence of Silver and Steel, Mending the Knots, The Unseen Hunt, Seerking’s Asylum, Compass of thy Soul, Mauling Snarks (Mon & Fri), Service with a Smile, Short Story Drabbles (Tues & Fri), Trial by Fire (Tues & Fri), Cage, Price of Blood, History’s Strongest Disciple Again?, The Healing Touch, Heroes Assemble!, Hybrid Hive: Eat Shard?, Titanfall, Taylor Varga, Ginny’s Plan, Under the Sea, Worm: More Than Meets The Eye, It Gets Worse & Harry Potter and the Chance at a New Life.

There was a Community Day for both Wizard’s Unite and Pokémon GO over the weekend.  The WU one was more of a having more of everything than more of one (although 9 ¾’s foundables were more common in my opinon) and the PoGo one was one mudkip (I got 4).  PoGo also introduced Team GO Rocket and Shadow Pokemon this week.  You can Purify them and make them stronger.

*Spoiler Warning*

So, I saw the new Lion King over the weekend and it wasn’t bad, but it was essentially an almost exact copy of the original, just in ‘live action’.  They changed some of the dialogue and some scenes slightly, but no much.  They made the ‘Be Prepared’ song more of a speech and had Nala leave for the Pride Lands before Simba had his revelation.

That wasn’t to say that I didn’t like it, but I didn’t feel that I really needed to spend the money to see it in theaters.  My biggest problem with it is that in the later scenes, I couldn’t always tell Nala and Sarabi apart.

*End Spoiler Warning*

So I decided to continue the Myrddin de Celestis quest this week.  Soul Armoury (and yes, that is how they spelled it) is a one-shot that I’m surprised wasn’t put in into Mystical Codex.  It’s a Harry Potter fic that has the Dursley’s dropping Harry at his grandparents soon after getting him and they go to Japan to get away Dumbles.  Not much here other than the info section has him at least getting together with the Greengrass sisters.

enLivened Player is a rewrite of at least the previously mentioned ‘Player.’ Sirius fakes his death and leaves a letter telling him (in double speak) and Harry decides to take control of his life (and do as many girls as he can).  He does become a vampire in this one.  There’s also a bit of DC Universe crossover at the end.

Cybertech: War of Evolution is a Marvel and Harry Potter crossover.  It has Harry abandoned with the Dursleys because of a prophecy saying he’ll reveal the Magical World.  He gets away from them and becomes a bigshot tech person.  He finds the Magical World and his twin sister while becoming a superhero and decides to reveal it.

Cybertech: Open Worlds is the sequel and has it and the DC universe merging over a few years.  It’s not finished, and I’m not sure it will be (but maybe because they also were not put in Mystical Codex).  Harry (or Kyle as he renamed himself) goes to the DC universe to help with the ‘convergence’ and helps his younger self from that universe.

Armoured Skill is supposed to be a rewrite of Cybertech stories, but earlier in the Marvel universe.  It’s not really very long and Open Worlds has been updated more recently than this one so… yeah.  Same premise, he just ends up with his ‘grandmother’ and goes against the Magical World because they ‘kill’ his girlfriend (he puts her on ice in the hopes he can revive her).

That’s all I’ll talk about today!  Hope you have a great week and May Your Heart Be Your Guiding Key.

An Arifureta Week (with Mostly Work Otherwise)

Hello friends!  Thanks to those who liked my last post!  How was your week?  Mine was okay and mostly filled with work.  I also had to deal with an ant invasion in my room this afternoon.  Any way mostly reread Desperately Seeking Ranma and continued reading Arifureta.  The new chapters this week are: An Essence of Silver and Steel, Gun Bunny, Relic of the Future, Hive Daughter (Sun & Mon), The Unseen Hunt, Taylor Varga (Omake Sun & Tues), Mauling Snarks (Mon & Fri), Darth Vader: Hero of Naboo, Short Story Drabbles (Tues, Wed & Thurs), Trail by Fire (Tues, Wed & Thurs), Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji, Hybird Hive: Eat Shard (2 Chaps) Ginny’s Plan & For the Honor of the Regiment.

I really didn’t read much else over the week, but Umei no Mai did put out a chapter of a new fic called Compass of My Soul.  It’s a Naruto SI (or self-insert) where the character is born to a merchant family in the Uchiha Clan.  However, it’s not during the normal story, it’s set during the waring clan era. It looks interesting because she remembers things about the story as she grows up.

I’ll talk about other stories that I read last week or the week before that I didn’t have time to mention.  The first is Daphne Greengrass and the Importance of Intent by Petrificus Somewhatus.  It’s a completed Harry Potter story where in 6th year Harry goes to Daphne for help in killing Voldie.  It’s about how the intent of the spell influences the effect.  Obviously a Harry/Daphne story.

The Importance of Intent: After the Credits is a sequel by the same author.  It’s a set of side stories showing the future of the characters in the original story.  Interesting and still updating occasionally.

I also read some White Angel of Auralon stories.  Gabriel is a story of Potter twins, where things went very differently.  Harry is thought a squib and sent to a muggle orphanage, while his brother is sent to the Dursleys and lives the ‘normal’ Harry Potter life.  Harry, not knowing his name, becomes an assassin.  He is hired against some Death Eaters and ends up changing the war.  Fun and complete!

Another was Hagrid’s Fame.  It’s set when Tom first opens the Chamber of Secrets.  Hagrid does some investigating and helps find and destroy the basilisk.  This changes the course of the wizarding world.  A very nice little one-shot.

Noticed is a two-shot Harry Potter story where the bullying by his house in first year leads Harry to the Hospital Wing.  There Madam Pomfrey finds evidence of his abuse and helps him to leave his relatives.  This changes many things and that’s just in the first year.  It doesn’t cover any more,but leaves it open to maybe continue.

Not the Smartest Witch is another Harry Potter story (the author mostly has Harry Potter or Voltron stories, as I never watched Voltron I’m not going to read their stories).  It has Harry learning that Hermione isn’t as smart as she claims to be and changing the way he studies.  It’s short but sweet.

That’s all I’ll talk about today.  I’m going to go see the new Lion King on Sunday, so I’ll talk about it next post!  See you then and May Your Heart Be Your Guiding Key!