The library; dusty tomes, filled with tried accounts, by pompous histories about matters that could not possibly be or any interest to anyone but themselves.
―Kain, Blood Omen
|Real Name||Martin Lee ****|
|Job Class||Paladin (Because darkness is overrated)|
|Date of Birth||11/03/92 (Oz date)|
|Spells||Flare, Demi, Drain, Osmose, Ultima.|
|Summons||Bahamut, Ark, Alexander, Diablos, Odin, Choogleberrytaur.|
|Limit breaks||The Plummeting Blade|
Hello! I'm Likeacupcake: Elder God of Chaos, Eldritch Abomination, Master of the Unseen and Enigma of Creation. I'm pretty friendly (except when you annoy me, then I'm a bit of a prick, sorry about that), and kind of talkative, so drop me a line if you wanna chat. But well... yah.
Also, if you know any good anime series, let me know so I can check it out! Thanks =) ('specially if you know any good series in the steampunk genre)
Need a hand with a game, but can't be bothered reading a walkthrough? Then check this out: LaCC's Guide to Death and Destruction.... or maybe don't. It needs a rewrite and an update.... soooo many jobs, soooo much catchup.
My Role on various Wikis Edit
- FFWiki: This one right here; I'm a recent changes guardian, and rose the FFU coverage from the dead to an.... acceptable standard (still looking our for FFU's prequel and sequel material) .
- Alundra wiki : Raising this from the dead alongside SN. If you've played Alundra and are willing to lend a hand we'll be happy to have you! (And will be returning to this as soon as I fix my desktop)
And that's it! Not really, "various" at the moment, but hey; you get what you get.
- First off, it shall never be Marilith, she has always been to me, and always will be, Kary. LONG LIVE KARY!
- People would argue over the Cloud/Tifa/Aerith are pathetic even by Final Fantasy nerd standards (I am a self professed Final Fantasy Nerd). And here is the best state the page on this topic has been in years!
- Sephiroth is awesome... but not awesome enough to name your kid after, or w(h)or(e)ship or anything like that. Seriously.
- Moogles kick ass.
- Kingdom Hearts is part of the Final Fantasy series. It may have a story of its own, but since when has plot linked the FF games?
- Racists/sexists are the worst type of people.
- Yes, the Caramelldansen happened about 2 years back. It's still awesome.
- She is called Garnet. Not "dagger", "dagger" is the alias she took while avoiding trying to avoid the Queen (for all the good it did). Square was just lazy and didn't give you the option of chaning it later.
- Between listening to the English dub of FFU, and shoving steel wool in my ears, the steel wool would be less painful... and if someone liked shoving steel wool in their ears, it wouldn't damage my faith in humanity nearly as much as if they had liked the dub.
- Kimahri is the Unicorn Smurf. Enough said.
- Shippers are a little too... into their games. Seriously, there is only one relationship I ship; QuinaXBrahne.
Martin Lee; my name. Etymology; one of my passions. I love word origins, so let you share with you the origin of my name.
Martin comes from Rome. It means "For Mars" (The god, not the planet). Mars is the Roman god of war, and thus my name can be given as "For Mars", "For War", or "War Like".
This gives my second name a bit of a poetic twist to it: The "Lee" of something is the sheltered side of it. Take a wind running from east to west, then on the west side of something, close to it, will be sheltered and on the "lee". It classicially means "Shelter" or "Shelterer".
Thus my name can be taken to say a number of things, such as "Shelter from war", "Sheltered in war", "Protected by Mars", or any other variation of that.
As I said: I love etymology. Give me your name, and I'll see if I can find where it comes from!
Collapsable Stuff Edit
Hello person or people or objects that may or may not be of note and/or interest! ... I really don't think you could get much more ambiguous than that....
Anyway! I'm Likeacupcake (Martin is my real name, but I prefer to go by Cupcake online), an avid fan of a good many things, I avid hater of a good many other things, and an avid fanatic of both language, be it spoken, written, or programming (before you comment on my spelling/grammar, I implore you to watch this video) and foreign cultures, particularly acient and extinct ones.
Here is a list of what anime series I watch, have watched, qued to watch, and my thoughts of them. (C= complete, S= Stalled, U= up to date, and awaiting the weekly ep, Q= Qued, A=Abandoned).
A Little Something To Think About Edit
I am constantly amazed and fascinated by this world, and those that inhabit it. We have some truly amazing things; rectangles of light which allow us to build metal tubes, propelled by a giant explosions, to reach beyond the outer atmosphere.
We have achieved so much that we have effectively turned even our closest relatives into the laughing stock of creation. However, I am not here to stroke our egos and make humanity feel better about itself, I’m here to simply marvel at this world around us:
Look around you and you’ll see a good many things; one of which you CONSTANTLY think about, often without even realising it. I truly pity the blind, for they cannot revel in the simple marvel of colour.
Colour is a bizarre phenomenon, if you think about it. To understand exactly how weird and wacky it is, you need to understand the entire process from the production of light, to the image sitting in your mind at this moment.
To begin with we need two things: An atom, and an amount of energy. For our purposes, it doesn’t really matter what form this energy is; all this energy is going to do is be absorbed by our atom.
Now, as we all know, atoms are made up of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Each is a fascinating part in of itself, but the electron is what we are interested in here: If the atom absorbs our package of energy, but has no way to release it, the energy is mostly taken up by the electrons.
This excites them, and makes them leap to a “higher energy level”. Something rather curious about the electron is this: It will only ever absorb energy in “preset” amounts. This various between each element, and each electron within each element, and are so precise, they can be measured from millions and billions of light years away, and can still be used as a “finger print” of the element.
This is the Photo-Electric Effect Einstein proved. He only ever won one Nobel prize, and it was for proving that these electrons would only ever absorb of emit energy at these set amounts. Now, when our electron emits this packet of energy, it releases it in the form of an electro-magnetic wave, which we commonly refer to as light, radio waves, gamma waves, x-rays. Yes; all these are the same things, just at varying wavelengths.
Now, as we all know, in our retina we have rods and cones; cells that are sensitive to light. Here is HOW they are sensitive to light: within all of these cells is a slew of chemicals that are reactive to each other. However, each set of chemicals requires a different “activation energy”, which is exactly what is says on the tin.
When our maddeningly specific package of light enters our eyes, it sets off one of these chemical reactions, which produces more energy. This time, it is by reacting with another chemical, which produces an electrical pulse taken to our minds, which is then interrupted as colour.
Which really means, colour is an optical illusion: That fridge of yours isn’t white, or silver, or whatever colour you’ve painted it; it’s simply emitting light at that wavelength. But this begsthe question; what is an optical illusion? Is colour really an illusion? Or have we simply abstracted things too far?
Well, to say if it is an illusion, we need to know what “real” is. Think for a moment; how hard is real to describe? You can pick up a pen and say “this is real”, but there is something else to consider here:
A friend of mine had a great deal of fun by showing me a picture of a pipe, and then telling me “this is not a pipe”. As to be expected, I spent the next ten or twenty minutes examining the picture looking for the joke, illusion or clever mind games she is prone to. After this, she proceeded to explain what I was looking at was not a pipe, but a picture, a representation of a pipe.
What I’m getting at was also touch on in the film “The Matrix”. I love the Matrix, the whole idea that all of reality is a lie is a thought that had occurred to me a number of times, even before I watched the film, and was pleased when I saw many of the same arguments and conclusions that I had come to presented in the film. However, there were some that I had never even considered.
The one we’re interested in is just after Neo has been “unplugged” from the Matrix, a giant computer program that has deceived humanity into believing they were free for possibly thousands of years, another character named Morpheus takes Neo through a tour of what could be described as a mini-matrix, to get him up to speed.
Inside this computer program, Neo questions “This can’t be real?” Morpheus takes great pleasure is responding with; “What is real? Is real what you can taste, smell or touch? If so, then real is simply electric signals interpreted in your brain.”
This is a rather interesting thought: If we take this to be a truth, we can negate all sensory input as evidence of “real”. What do we have left?
This thought has been around as long as the idea of “real” has been around, which in turn was there since humans could talk and imagine. René Descartes, a French philosopher, pondered this question, and in the 1630s came to a famous conclusion: “Cogito ergo sum”. I think therefore I am.
This states that if one is questioning their own existence, there must be the questioner to ask the question, or there would be no question, and hence we could not ponder it. That at least is proof that you, as an individual, exist.
But let’s take a step back here: The questioner exists, that much is true. But this still does not validate sensory input. Hence, no evidence for anyone other than the questioner, or even our own physical bodies, exist.
And here is what truly captivates me about this entire train of thought: Using just a small amount of chemistry, a bit of simple atomic physics, and a bit of curousity about light, we have brought into question the very existence of the entire universe, bar one tiny consciousness.