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Dragalia Lost

Got back into Dragalia Lost last month when they dropped that surprise announcement about a crossover with Fire Emblem Heroes, and I'm loving it! It's especially great that there are a bunch of cool female and male adventurers who are equally strong and not lopsided in favor of the girls like in FEH. So far, much hype with all the quality updates, though I'll have to see if I can balance playing two phone games at once. XD; At least FEH isn't taking up as much time anymore now that I've gotten to Tier 21 in Aether Raids. Maintaining the tier is pretty chill.

I couldn't quite get into DL when it first released around 6 months ago (the maps felt tedious and I was lost and without any good units), but last month introduced auto and 2x speed for much easier grinding, and I also rolled some cool adventurers. Though I didn't get the free 5* as a new player, since I continued with my old account that had nothing in it.. By the time I learned that I'd get a free 5* as a new player, I'd already rolled and got Curran and some 5* dragons I wanted to keep. So yeah, dragons. *___*

Went with Rykatu as my nickname in this, since we're actually naming Prince Eugene, who can make pacts with dragons. Rykatu fits better. XD;


Anyway, the FEH crossover event is so good. I'm excited for future crossovers now. The story events so far have reminded me why I love crossovers in fiction, and now to see it in a game, with the characters in all new situations? Really cool feeling. (I also found out that Granblue Fantasy, also by Cygames, had a crossover with Detective Conan?? I would've gotten into GBF for that haha!)

Some stuff I'm enjoying a ton about this FEH crossover:
*the crossover music (A Fire Emblem rap on the main menu, omg), title screen has the same music as FEH's title screen, there's a different soundtrack when we turn into dragons, amazing music in the story scenes, etc etc.
*In the boss trial, Alfonse uses moves like Growing Light and Rising Light, just like the 5 turn AOE specials in FEH, and they show up like patterned boxes to imitate the grids in FEH. Love this touch!
*The difficulties are named after FEH difficulties too, like lunatic and infernal.
*Story event gives Alfonse, Fjorm, Marth, Veronica, and Loki all great characterization.

The Alfonse boss fight was insane. One hit by him, and everyone's dead. I joined a co-op room for this battle using Heinwald. Host was a Curran player. We kept at it failure after failure until we finally triumphed. \o\ Was a great feeling to join a room that didn't give up after the failures. Loved working together to learn the battle.

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[Fukigen na Mononokean] fic: Five Times Hanae Called Abeno "Abeno-san" and One Time He Didn't

Whoops, this fic took me way too long (though that' s on par for the course). I started this when the second season just started airing, and now it's already over. XD;;

Title: Five Times Hanae Called Abeno "Abeno-san" and One Time He Didn't
Fandom: Fukigen na Mononokean (The Morose Mononokean)
Words: 5,566
Summary: Several people notice Hanae calling Abeno "Abeno-san" and wonder what's up with that.
Notes: This came about because of an omake in the manga where the teacher wonders what's going on. Loved that omake, so I expanded on it here~. I gave a five times fic a try! Think it's actually the first time I've tried this format.

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[Fire Emblem] fic: A Taste of Home

So, Lugh was released in FEH, and this fic happened. Luckily, I pulled him in just two stones! \o\ Lugh was one of my ultimate favorites before Soren even existed, so I suppose Lugh could be said to predate Soren, haha. I loved the twins in FE6~. (Now, if Erk ever gets released, all of my old favorites would be in the game) I was pretty sure Soren was popular enough to show up in FEH, but Lugh? So happy that he's here now. :D Writing this fic was quite the trap, as I found myself down the rabbit hole, reading support conversation after support conversation from both FE6 and FE7. Whoops. I never really did write any fic about Lugh or Raigh in the past though, as I didn't feel I knew them well enough (there wasn't even any consistency with Raigh's name, from Lleu to Rei to Ray, and I only knew the game in Japanese), but hey, more people know about them now, and there's more for me to work with too. ;) Anyway, I finally wrote fic about the twins, whoot. (Even though a certain blond monk hijacks the fic halfway through...)

Title: A Taste of Home
Fandom: Fire Emblem Binding Blade/Fire Emblem Heroes
Words: 4,165
Summary: They were serving Lugh's favorite food again—baked tarts. He couldn't resist grabbing some to share with others. It was a taste of home he hadn't thought he would find here, an entire world away from all that he knew. But here, Lugh was sure he would find his wayward brother, which he does, and he even finds someone else he hadn't thought he would ever meet again—Father.
Notes: background Raven/Lucius

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[Fire Emblem] fic: Basket of Irises

In celebration of both Ike and Soren receiving alts (Valentine's ones, no less), fic happened! \o\ Especially because I finally managed to pull both of them, despite starting with no orbs.

Title: Basket of Irises
Fandom: Fire Emblem Path of Radiance/Fire Emblem Heroes
Words: 1,422
Summary: A quiet moment after the festival, a basket of irises that love a tactician's hair too much, an end to a long day. Ike is weary, but Soren is there.
Notes: The Greil's Devoted paralogue chapters made me feel so much. :')

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Lucathia's journey to AR Tier 21

I got to Tier 21 in Aether Raids~ \o\ (Now, I'll probably sit back and... relax more with this mode now ahaha)



So, I forgot to upgrade my Aether Amphorae to 250 capacity before the season started. Began the season with 200 aether and hoped that the extra match the 50 aether could have gotten me wouldn't matter. It probably wouldn't, since I doubted I could get to Tier 21. (One single extra match isn't going to matter, I thought. Oh, how naive I was) So, I played pretty recklessly on my first two matches and lost several units, whoops. Also got a -80 in defense right off the bat. Oh dear.

I played a bit more carefully after that, and also got some -40 in defense lift loss instead of -80. So, things were looking up~

By Saturday, after I finished playing my matches, I was at 10,280 lift, while I needed to be at 11,000 lift to reach Tier 21. I was still quite a ways off, but I decided to do some math. The most I could get from winning each match was 140 lift, with one Eir and 4 light blessed heroes. I would have 180 aether with the next reset, while the reset after would give me another 70 aether, with a total of 250 aether over the final 2 days of the season. That would net me 5 more matches, as it costs 50 aether per match. If I won every single one of those 5 matches with no units lost, I could get 700 lift max. That'd bring me to 10,980 lift at the most, a mere 20 lift away from Tier 21. At that moment, I went, omg, I think I can reach Tier 21? But no, no way, I can't lose a single unit... and somehow I need to get a final, 6th match. Can I really do that? After all, I'd been losing units left and right and also missing the aether structures.

In order to get that final match, I would need to successfully destroy the aether fountains and amphorae in each of those 5 matches, to get 10 aether back per match for a total of 50 aether over 5 matches. A highly difficult task, as I'd often skip destroying the aether structures to guarantee survival of my team instead. If I got the 6th match, I could get 140 lift max from it, bringing me to 11,120 lift at the maximum. There were still two more times I could lose in defense, with a total of -160 lift possible. So, I would not be able to remain in Tier 21 if I got double -80 defense losses.

So my winning conditions were:
*Win all 5 matches with no units lost
*Destroy both aether structures in all matches to regain 50 aether for a 6th match
*Win the 6th match with no units lost (no aether structures needed anymore)
*Get no more than -120 in defense lift loss over two matches, meaning my defense team had to kill at least two units.

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Fic update, Astra Lost in Space, Black Clover

I'm about 2k in with writing this 5+1 Fukigen na Mononokean fic, which is about 2/5 of the way through, so uh... maybe another 2k will wrap this story up. The writing is so stilted though, ahhhh.

Got up to around 11k (12k? I don't even know anymore) for That Person Now Returned and am still not done OTL. When will I ever finish this story and why is it so long. I should learn to write short, sweet scenes again. What happened to my cute, succinct, 1k oneshots. They're now a thing of the past... I'll be separating this story into parts when I post, to make it easier to revise. -__-

Pfft, as I was writing this post, I went to pull on the Valentine's banner and got Soren!! (*goes to delete the whole paragraph I wrote about not getting Soren.* Just Ike left now ahhh. Gonna train this Soren up right away and feed him tons of dragonflowers~) I've been loving the cute art and fic that have come out of this banner!! ♥ Am also itching to write a fic about Soren but no plunnies have hopped over.

I randomly saw that Astra Lost in Space is getting an anime! Er, I hadn't read or even heard about the series before that news announcement, but when I saw that it's by the author of Sket Dance, I had to check it out. So, I took the plunge and signed up for the Shounen Jump app~, with it's monthly subscription of $1.99 to access older chapters for SJ series. So far, I like the app and definitely feel it's a great idea to have an official source for Shounen Jump series. But after I finish reading all the old chapters, there's probably no reason to continue the subscription if all I'm doing is following the new releases. I've already read through most of the ones I'm interested in... also hit the daily limit of 100 chapters. (Why is there a limit ;__;) We'll see... Anyway.

Astra Lost in Space
I was worried the series was axed, as it's only 5 volumes long, but it was a solid ending, and the plot was well paced. The twists and turns kept coming, and several plot points packed a heavy punch. Shinohara Kenta's story telling has really leveled up since Sket Dance! Astra Lost in Space deals with some heavy themes, yet the overall story is still optimistic with a touch of humor. I love it. :) Looking forward to the anime!

Black Clover
I hit the 100 chapter limit on the SJ app because of this, pfft, so yeah, stuck at chapter 100. The art is really nice, and some characters are less annoying in their manga incarnations. The anime kind of drags things out and overuses certain characters' quirks, but I do like how the anime fills in the blanks with certain things and also gives Yuno some more development. So far, Yuno's been pretty absent in the manga. Am looking forward to reading past where the anime is at. :3

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Trope meme, some anime I've been watching, and seasonal Soren

Ultimate Fanfic Trope Showdown from ellimists. (Thanks [personal profile] suzume!)

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Now for some recent anime I caught up with.

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Also! SEASONAL SOREN ALT. VALENTINE SOREN ALT. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I never thought this would happen? I mean, I thought that Ike might be the person on the right in this teaser silhouette, or maybe it'd be his father Greil. But even though it wasn't Ike on the right, it was still Ike on the banner. With Soren!!! Seasonal Tellius banner with Soren, ahhhhhh. I had a bunch of orbs saved up to pull for more Legendary Ike merges from January's Legendary/Mythic banner, but I ended up spending them all on the Radiant Dawn Laguz banner, since I really wanted Reyson (who I never got from that banner, but did get later on as a 4* that I promoted right away). I figured I'd only go all in with my orbs with characters that I really liked, and Reyson was one of them. Even though there was a high chance he would be demoted, I still wanted a copy just in case. Anyway, now that he has been demoted to 4*, he's definitely a +10 project.

I also figured that there was very little chance that someone I liked would be on the next seasonal, as IS seems to keep releasing Fate seasonals, who I could do without, and I hoped that we'd get plenty of orbs for the anniversary, which we kind of didn't. So now here we are, with the seasonal I want most of all from this game, and I have no orbs left. OTL I'm sorry, I have failed you Soren. Hoping that orbs from the Tempest Trials will be enough to pull either Soren, or Ike, or both... I'll have to give up on Greil and Mist. ;__; I really wanted to collect all the Tellius seasonals (so far, I've succeeded with having 1 copy each of bridal Sanaki, Halloween Mia, Festival Elincia, and Festival Micaiah). But with a whole banner of Tellius seasonals and no orbs, this is an unlikely feat, haha. So far, my pulls have given me an Adrift Camilla (why, Camilla, you're on plenty of seasonals already. You don't need to show up here!) and a Ninian, who has been merged into my previous Ninian to remove her -atk bane. But eh, her attack is still low even with the merge, so pretty pointless.

This is when I wish Soren were a Tempest Trial unit so I could +10 him with grails, but I feel like ever since the grail system started, they're only putting units they think will be the most enticing as the Tempest Trial rewards, for more incentive to play Aether Raids, I bet. So I doubt we'll be seeing very many guys as the rewards now. Who am I supposed to spend the grails on now?? Eh, for now, I'm probably going with Naesala unless someone else I like better comes along.

I'm also still in disbelief that Soren and Ike showed up together on a Valentine seasonal banner, of all banners. XDDDD

I'll probably cosplay this outfit of Soren's too. :3

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[Dominion's End] fic: Dàgē's Illegitimate Child Part 2

Look what showed up more than three years after Part 1? :'D I was revising a DE chapter for PR! and felt in the mood to tidy up Part 2 of this fic.

Title: Dàgē's Illegitimate Child Part 2
Fandom: Dominion's End
Words: 1,370
Summary: When Shuyu finally reunites with his family, he is accompanied by a new member—Jiang Xiaotian. AU.
Notes: This was the scene that made me want to write the story in the first place. :'D

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