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Productivity and Polls and Miracle Berries

Today has been an insanely productive day - probably more productive than most entire weeks! I just replaced our showerhead. It broke, and while I may like baths, they are not conducive to easy hair-washing. It was actually easier than I thought - the hardest part was scouring the house for an adjustable wrench. When I finally found it, it was still in the packaging - that tells you how often we need to use it. Feeling very proud of my DIY moment, but at the same time, despair that I must always learn how to do these things the hard way.

I also have come into possession of a miracle berry tree! 'Tree' is a bit generous, it's really just a tiny shrub at the moment, but I have plans for it. Ohhh, such plans. Miracle berries are an exotic fruit where if you eat one, for about half an hour afterwards anything sour you eat will taste sweet. This could be some kind of secret superpower in gross food eating competitions, and I intend to leverage it as such.


Isn't it cute? I'm going to move it to the bigger pot on the weekend, and love and nurture it to fruit-bearing age. I have named him 'Krishna'. :D Needs super-low pH soil though, between 4.5-5.8 I believe, so will have to get some aluminium sulfate to lower it or something. Ye gads, normally it's the opposite. At least I won't need to worry about fungi.

Also, Dissidia update! Finally cleared Inward Chaos. AND GUYS, THE LUNAR WHALE COURSE? So easy now. Welcome to the BLACKJACK course. Level 150 Zidane can go straight to hell as far as I'm concerned, and take Level 130 Chaos with him. I find it terribly unfair that Cloud's equipped with Fenrir and Omega summon and the full set of Adamant armour and still gets his ass kicked. I wouldn't even contemplate entering unless you have an ample supply of Phoenix Downs and Arcane Resins. Whyyyy must my completionist tendecies kick in over this? ;___;

As for fanfiction stuff, next chapter of The Fifth Act will be up tomorrow. Need a quick vote - Aeris, or Aerith? I'm not really bothered either way, but I've been using Aeris under the supposition that first-is-best and all that. Hey, this is an appropriate time for a poll!

Which is it?

Aeris
17(47.2%)
Aerith
19(52.8%)

Comments

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ixtey
Nov. 24th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC)
Ooh miracle berries! I wish they also had things to make bitter things taste sweet, most medicine often are...

Anyway, Aerith all the way! :D
sinnatious
Nov. 24th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
It might work! It modifies the taste buds, no idea if it works on bitter or just sour...
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sinnatious
Nov. 24th, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
Heh, you say that, but on latest refresh it was dead even. ^_^

No idea what it does to the sweet foods! There will have to be experiments. Maybe a taste-testing party!
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sinnatious
Nov. 25th, 2009 11:19 am (UTC)
Perhaps we have stumbled upon Fuji's secret to withstanding the juices! :O
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sinnatious
Nov. 26th, 2009 10:56 am (UTC)
I have indeed read it, but wow, it's been a while since an update, so a re-read might be in order! *__* Zack is awesome in it, and Sephiroth's awesome, and Cloud is going crazy, which is also awesome. :D
agentlerain
Nov. 24th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
Did we have this conversation before about miracle berries, or am I remembering a movie/tv drama?
sinnatious
Nov. 25th, 2009 11:20 am (UTC)
We probably did. It's very much the sort of thing I would bend your ear about. :D
firedraygon97
Nov. 25th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
Ack, dilemma! I always tend to hold 'original' as best, too, but in the original game, we never actually hear the name pronounced. In CC, though, we hear it as Aerith all the time, which is what's sticking in my head. :/ I dunno. I think I'm gonna have to stick out of this poll since I have no strong opinion either way.

Miracle berries! Too interesting. :D You could hold your own competitions (eating lemons, etc.) and have a secret edge. >D
sinnatious
Nov. 25th, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)
I don't know. We might need you as a tie-break at this rate! XD

Brilliant plan! Hopefully nobody finds anything suspicious about the person creating the competition also winning it. :D Perhaps I could be a roving challenger, daring all those I come across!
loreleithe1st
Sep. 1st, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)
poll
I would have to pick Aerith.
Even though it's Aeris in VII, all other mentions of her name have been spelt Aerith.
But since there are a few translation errors in VII as is (trying to get in the Honeybee there's a big one), this could just be another.
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