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Lawful Good person, no vices except the allure of PC games. Preferences: cats, books, intellectuals, stories and living myths.
Work stuff: lead QA specialist with 7+ years in the field of manual high-level testing + tons of soft skills since russian IT usually can't go higher than 1st step of TMMI.
I also dabble in psychotherapy (gestalt sucks), massage, coaching, esoteric circles.
Main hobby: traveling. Already been to Paris, Bordeaux, Arcachon, Sardenja, Rome, Venice, Beijing, Seoul, Jeju, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Naha, Atami, Ito, Shimoda, Hakone, Bali, Java, Colombo, Hikkaduwa, Peru (+ Nasca flights), Oslo.
Most stupid thing I've done in life: jumping down from 2nd floor and hurting feet, knees, hands and most of muscles in the back 1,5 weeks before clumbing Adam's Peak - which I did, and it was kinda awesome but the trail wasn't cared for enough; also heard buddhist monks swearing harder than a zailor.

Arrrr~
Them working hours which nobody missed…
Bleh.
In other news, I’ve decided to support my love with sports, diet and stuff, so I’m also dieting and sportsing around. Could be most useful to lose that belly for future surfing and hiking anyway.

I’ve started Therian Saga to play during work’s hiccups, and continue unmodded Fallout 3 in the TTW version with a gamerguide in hand.


No books lately. Finished City of the Sun God (yay Amarna?) and Besieged Farmlands in The Secret World.
Thinking about creating Fallen London alt for Seeking the Name.
We’ve got a couple locations done in FF XIV with my love.
And also we’ve dipped toes into Genshin Impact which is surprisingly good for now. I’m pretty bad at iPad virtual controls, mind you, and I’m still able to play it.
If chinese controller arrives and it’ll be compatible with iPad, I’d like to use it for Jade Empire, Genshin Impact and maybe Journey and Dragon’s Nest, lol.
I didn’t wanna pay up $100 for Playstation4 controller which allegedly works with iPads and stuff. >_>
At least not without trying cheaper stuff first.


Finished “Nozoki Ana” and “Velvet Kiss”, both are very good lewd mangas with engaging plot and beautiful art style.
Also finished “Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou” - a must-have for anyone, very famous manga.
And “Yakusoku no Neverland”, recent hyped manga which is very engaging, not that long, action and plot are interesting. Though the amount of DRAMA and EMOTIONS in the art style is too unsettling most of the time.

Also also - I’ve rolled through some lists on Goodreads and tried to add as much books and mangas I’ve read already to my profile, so now I have like 500 read and 506 to be read…
Kinda meh, I wanna read even more.

Teh eternal struggle between current PC game and books. I’m playing The Secret World right now, which is THE game for every one of us conspiracy theorists, esoteric prophets and just your neighboring enlightened gal.


Finished “Elisa: the Innkeeper” series. Well, actually more like “dropped”. The story is too simple and not so interesting, so I just turned the skipping option on and and answered route questions and decisions.
Good points for art and music.
Neutral points for gameplay.
Kinda bad points for story, and VERY BAD points for third installment’s story.

Overall: get the art off the internet, skip games, write your own story with the art, peace.


Finished “Nana to Kaoru” and it’s perfect. No kidding, no overblowing!
It’s a) masterpiece b) masterpiece about SM relationship c) believable comedy situations d) believable romances e) believable characters’ growth f) beautiful art.
10/10, will re-read for sure.

I literally have a whole bookshelf-covered wall, ~1000 unplayed games, 8 TB of unwatched high-rated anime, ~1 TB of unread high-rated manga.
But currently I have stupid IT meetings planned for me every hour + I need to collect “analytics data” (sic!) for my new QA manager.
The “data” must be thus: “collect for me all time in two weeks’ sprints your guys spent on testing, the amount of defects which are open, and also the status of automated testing!”.
To elaborate - he doesn’t want to collect time spent in relation to priorities established at the start, or to complexity of tasks. Doesn’t want to check how much people worked on this or that task, and why. Doesn’t want to count holidays, staying late, overworking people on weekends. He doesn’t care about types of defects, and doesn’t want to count problems which were successfully solved before release.
In short, he gets a double paycheck compared to mine for doing bla-bla-bla and making appearances.
I’m fcking certified for basic Google Analytics (customer stories, criterias, reports and analysis), and I literally want to somehow absorb all life from that stupid manager and add his time of life to mine.
Those unread books, yknow…

You can say that I theoretically can take his place, but unfortunately it’s kinda bad for resume in russian IT, especially if shit hits the fan and you (as manager) would be a scapegoat. =_=


Dropped “Go-Toubun no Hanayome”. It started okayish, but trailed into author trying to conjure some harem without harem, various personalities without usual “boxes” and all that kinda failed, in my opinion.
Still gotta say that it’s drawn very nice and was engaging at first chapters.
I’d say 6/10


Finished “Earth Girls”. Pretty nice yuri, plot is somewhat plain but engaging enough. Drawing style is good. I’d say 6.5/10.

Dropped “Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro”. The premise is interesting, but drawing style is so-so, and ideas for the plot too childish.
3/10


Lawful Good person, no vices except the allure of PC games. Preferences: cats, books, intellectuals, stories and living myths.
Work stuff: lead QA specialist with 7+ years in the field of manual high-level testing + tons of soft skills since russian IT usually can't go higher than 1st step of TMMI.
I also dabble in psychotherapy (gestalt sucks), massage, coaching, esoteric circles.
Main hobby: traveling. Already been to Paris, Bordeaux, Arcachon, Sardenja, Rome, Venice, Beijing, Seoul, Jeju, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Naha, Atami, Ito, Shimoda, Hakone, Bali, Java, Colombo, Hikkaduwa, Peru (+ Nasca flights), Oslo.
Most stupid thing I've done in life: jumping down from 2nd floor and hurting feet, knees, hands and most of muscles in the back 1,5 weeks before clumbing Adam's Peak - which I did, and it was kinda awesome but the trail wasn't cared for enough; also heard buddhist monks swearing harder than a zailor.

Finished "Cambrian" at 6/10 rating.
Monsters were interesting to look at, the whole sci-fi-ish evolution via reproduction and soft monster sex wasn't very much engaging. The quality of physiques in drawing was above average.
Overall meh, with little re-reading potential.

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