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Recently bought the Mass Effect Trilogy for PS3 and just finished ME2 a few hours ago, I couldn’t wait to download the DLCs, but when I went through the PS3 store it claimed I needed a code.
There wasn’t a code.
Not in the manual, the packaging, not even on the promotion paper promoting the free DLCs the PS3 trilogy supported, so I moseyed over to my computer and got on a chat with EA AND PSN.  I figured this would be an easy fix considering that EA gave me a new code for a Sims 3 game a while ago.
Apparently PS3 codes are not given out even with proof of purchase, something about third party and I would have to contact EA/Bioware directly (which doesn’t make sense considering EA sent me to PSN and then PSN sent me back to EA).  Both told me to go back to Gamestop and exchange the game (which I personally find wasteful and asinine). 
It took an hour of waiting for the chat to open up then another 45 minutes to get no help AND THEN I went onto PSN store on the computer and found I could purchase the freebies from the computer and they would show up automatically on the PS3 system.  No code required.
…
Neither EA or PSN (ironically their own store) gave me that option and I absolutely believed I needed that code and I found a way around it.  Took practically 2 hours of my Sunday.
Absolutely ridiculous.  
Mass Effect is worth it thought.

Sketch status #1

Recently bought the Mass Effect Trilogy for PS3 and just finished ME2 a few hours ago, I couldn’t wait to download the DLCs, but when I went through the PS3 store it claimed I needed a code.

There wasn’t a code.

Not in the manual, the packaging, not even on the promotion paper promoting the free DLCs the PS3 trilogy supported, so I moseyed over to my computer and got on a chat with EA AND PSN.  I figured this would be an easy fix considering that EA gave me a new code for a Sims 3 game a while ago.

Apparently PS3 codes are not given out even with proof of purchase, something about third party and I would have to contact EA/Bioware directly (which doesn’t make sense considering EA sent me to PSN and then PSN sent me back to EA).  Both told me to go back to Gamestop and exchange the game (which I personally find wasteful and asinine). 

It took an hour of waiting for the chat to open up then another 45 minutes to get no help AND THEN I went onto PSN store on the computer and found I could purchase the freebies from the computer and they would show up automatically on the PS3 system.  No code required.

Neither EA or PSN (ironically their own store) gave me that option and I absolutely believed I needed that code and I found a way around it.  Took practically 2 hours of my Sunday.

Absolutely ridiculous.  

Mass Effect is worth it thought.

notbecauseofvictories

notbecauseofvictories:

Guys, the amount of terrible self-insert fanfiction I have written over the last decade could fill a small library. And when I say terrible, I mean every cliche in the book—special-colored eyes and hair, absurd magic powers, beloved by the whole cast, and cringe-worthy writing on top of it.

But…

You know what, it’s true. :)

One day I intend to re-draw my fan & canon characters from my very first fanfiction, Musouka Dare to Dream (a Fruits Basket fanfic).  I doubt I will ever re-create this fic or make a sequel like my younger self wanted to do, but I just got swept up in real life and other fandoms it never happened.
This fanfic certainly taught me much, I began writing it when I 14 and ‘completed’ it when I was 17, so I wrote it near the end of middle school and before the end of high school.
Wow.  Topping 200+ reviews I thought I did well, at 50 chapters I put my heart and soul into it and this was before all of the FB manga came out (and before I knew the anime was so different from the manga too).  I learned about trolls, about downright immature readers, great followers and understanding critics.
Despite all its flaws, I still love this piece of me, I have something from my 14-year-old self here and I was definitely one of those teenagers who arrogantly believed throwing out a Japanese word from a crappy internet translator meant I was legit.  It seems that arrogance has transformed into a passion for actually learning the language and that’s why Fruits Basket and fanfiction will always have a place somewhere in my scrambled heart. :)

One day I intend to re-draw my fan & canon characters from my very first fanfiction, Musouka Dare to Dream (a Fruits Basket fanfic).  I doubt I will ever re-create this fic or make a sequel like my younger self wanted to do, but I just got swept up in real life and other fandoms it never happened.

This fanfic certainly taught me much, I began writing it when I 14 and ‘completed’ it when I was 17, so I wrote it near the end of middle school and before the end of high school.

Wow.  Topping 200+ reviews I thought I did well, at 50 chapters I put my heart and soul into it and this was before all of the FB manga came out (and before I knew the anime was so different from the manga too).  I learned about trolls, about downright immature readers, great followers and understanding critics.

Despite all its flaws, I still love this piece of me, I have something from my 14-year-old self here and I was definitely one of those teenagers who arrogantly believed throwing out a Japanese word from a crappy internet translator meant I was legit.  It seems that arrogance has transformed into a passion for actually learning the language and that’s why Fruits Basket and fanfiction will always have a place somewhere in my scrambled heart. :)