Apr. 26th, 2009

landicine: (Default)
I'm slow. I don't fill out profiles that often. I have so many online accounts and such that it seems pointless to write them most of the time. I never got around to putting up some userpics until today. I guess I want to show them off now and explain why I picked them.

This clock was from a painting I did for a Planescape campaign I was part of. My GM allows us to do a weekly journal for our characters to get special benefits (experience, luck points, etc.). For one character, I wrote poems. For another I talked about crazy theories that were always wrong. For this one, I painted.

http://tabcreations.com/wiki/index.php?title=Charbon

The great thing about painting is that even if you aren't very good, it feels right. Drawing or writing never feels that way for me. I'm not that good at drawing, so it is mostly seeing my mistakes. With writing, I know I'm a hack at best. It is hard to enjoy something with a critic demon on your shoulder. I don't get that as much with painting.

I also like gears and the idea of tinkering with things. My job is mostly tinkering with bacteria (plasmids, genes, proteins). I like the Mad Scientist roles in a lot of games.
landicine: (Athenat UO)
Athenat is really an important character for me. I think she was my first character that wasn't just me with a funny name. I learned a lot playing her over the years. I also learned a lot playing Ultima Online.
landicine: (B5)
I was going through my B5 cards trying to find a picture that scanned well. This one scanned remarkably well and fits a certain role with my journal: It feels wrong. No matter your point of view about B5's storyline, Psi-Cop Sheridan is the combination of two polar opposites into something that no one wants. The picture is either the good guy wearing a black hat or a bad guy wearing a white hat. I figure I'll use it for when I talk about politics.

I originally wanted to scan in the card "Level the Playing Field" for my userpic, but neither the Sheridan nor Bester version scanned well. That card taught me a bit about playing to your strengths rather than just losing with your faults.
landicine: (blue magic)
I tend to define a lot of things in my life with games. Magic the Gathering's color system mirrors people's approach to problems. For example:

White Magic: Work with a group and follow the rules, and things will work out.
Black Magic: Work toward power and stab them in the back if you need to.
Red Magic: Charge into situations and blow them up.
Green Magic: Use only methods that have worked in the past and make it BIG.
Blue Magic: Knowledge is power, and innovation is key.

I'm a blue mage. I'm not a terribly competent blue mage in games since I tend to get lost in the innovation and playing around.
landicine: (Kosh)
I don't actually know if I'll ever use this one. I had my cryptic days in my youth though, so maybe I'll babble again.

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Why are you here?
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landicine: (p-chan)
Ranma 1/2 was the silly anime of my youth, and Ryouga was my favorite character. Nothing really complex or deep here. Sometimes silly is good.

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