01 July 2012 @ 09:42 am
Thing #1: Apparently the first 24 chapters of RoV were translated by someone? YAY. Here's a link. I can't vouch for its validity as far as the translation goes, since I haven't bothered to read it, but from the page or two I did look at, it seemed they did a good job.

Thing #2: The 100 Things Meme is beginning now. So.

Fire Emblem Headcanon 001: Wallace had two younger brothers who fought in the Caelin military-- and died fighting in it. In fact, this is partially where he gets the speech he gives Lyndis on anger for their supports. While this headcanon is completely unnecessary, I think it works out really well, and I have a lot more backstory for good ol' Wallace than I care to admit. He's a pretty great guy, so I think having him fleshed out only makes him seem better. He is pretty funny, but he's a looootttt more than comedic relief.

Thing #3: We got hit with that storm that swept through just about everywhere from Virginia to Michigan the other day. Power outages, trees down all over the place-- trees down on the FREEWAY in some areas-- and apparently some power outages will take two days to fix.

I got lucky because the power company said it could be two days, but it was back up within 10 hours. (Thank God, I really needed a shower and I didn't want to drive into work all gross.) But then midway through work my Internet took a nosedive, so I ended up going into work anyway. But at least I was clean.

The only damage my yard sustained was a tree limb down. Well, lots of tree limbs, since we have lots of trees. But the most notable one belonged to a 120-year-old maple tree. I heard this huge CRACK! sound and I just saw it fall out of the corner of my eye. My reaction was, "UHHH..."
because honestly, if it had been the other maple tree, the limb would have fallen on the house. -_- Luckily it was the one close to the road, and the limb fell straight off of the tree and didn't blow into the road.

(I think it's too heavy to blow anywhere, even though it did break it off of the tree. You can see in the pictures where it looks like the wood wasn't doing very well at the top anyway, which is probably why it was weak enough to be snapped off.)

Pictures? Shoar!

Pictures behind cut. )

So that was the excitement there. :P I'm tellin' ya, though, the wind was so bad it wasn't even funny. Our power came back on almost immediately (the 10-hour outage didn't happen until the next morning), but in-town they all have Dayton Power & Light, and DP&L could care less about a random town an hour away so they ALWAYS take their sweet time fixing an outage (obviously a huge city like Dayton is more important, derp). However, we in the rural areas tend to have Pioneer, which is 100x better and is usually back up and running very quickly. :D