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Riona ([personal profile] rionaleonhart) wrote2017-05-08 03:31 pm

Free Writing Tip: Avoid The Word 'Gnome' At Dramatic Moments.

Here is an entry of bullet points, because today I have nothing to say that exceeds a paragraph.


- I'm a little further in Tales of the Abyss, and GUY CECIL IS SUCH A GOOD FRIEND. I want to be friends with Guy Cecil. Sadly, his phobia of being touched by women presents an obstacle to hugging, but other than that I think we could get along pretty well. (I'd have to accept that Luke would always be his priority, of course, but it would be unreasonable of me to grumble when his fondness for Luke is the reason I want to be friends with him in the first place.)

- Verdict on the fourth instalment of Higurashi, 'Himatsubushi': NO KEIICHI, TERRIBLE INSTALMENT. I'm here to fondly watch Keiichi suffer, Higurashi! I signed up for psychological horror and teenagers internally collapsing, not cop drama!

- There's also a sad lack of Keiichi in instalment five ('Meakashi') so far, but at least it's got the 'teenagers internally collapsing' aspect (and Keiichi's name appeared in the puzzling opening credits that only actually credited fictional characters, rather than any real people, so I suspect he'll show up later on). 'Meakashi' also contains a version of a song I listened to a lot nine years ago, and it was incredibly disconcerting to hear it in context and go 'wait, I recognise that tune'; I'd forgotten Higurashi was the original source! It was like seeing Troy bring pizza into the burning room in Community and going WAIT, I'VE SEEN THIS GIF.

- Recently, I watched the first episode of a Ukrainian crime drama entitled THE SNIFFER, about a man who solves crime with his superhuman sense of smell. It contains, you'll be pleased to hear, intense CGI sequences where he draws in a deep breath at the crime scene and all the smells swirl and scurry around, forming a picture of what happened there. The killer was trying to quit smoking. He was wearing a nicotine patch; it was on his right arm. A whirlwind of scent surrounds you. There's so much blood in the air. If a cat enters the room, you will have an allergic reaction so strong you won't be able to leave your flat for three days. Your wife left you long ago; your son is involved in drug dealing. Why were you cursed with this incredible nose?

- (I said I wasn't playing Higurashi for cop drama, but I'd definitely play an instalment in which THE SNIFFER tried to get to the bottom of the mysterious happenings in the village.)

- A recent dream I somehow failed to record here: I dreamt I met Sherlock Holmes as played by Benedict Cumberbatch and he declared with ferocious pride that he had ‘all the penises’, and he stripped off his trousers and pants in one motion to reveal he had a cluster of one big penis surrounded by lots of tiny penises, and I woke up feeling incredibly troubled.
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[personal profile] crispfencer 2017-05-08 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my word, The Sniffer sounds ridiculous, but also right up my street. (I think I might check it out..?)
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[personal profile] wolfy_writing 2017-05-08 04:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I signed up for psychological horror and teenagers internally collapsing, not cop drama!

Betrayal!

Your wife left you long ago; your son is involved in drug dealing. Why were you cursed with this incredible nose?

That sounds epic! I so need to check it out when I'm in America and have Netflix! (Although, while it would be the first show I'd watch about someone fighting crime with the power of a heightened sense of smell, I've already seen two other shows that include a character fighting crime with a heightened sense of smell. Which means one thing - terrible crossovers!)

I dreamt I met Sherlock Holmes as played by Benedict Cumberbatch and he declared with ferocious pride that he had ‘all the penises’, and he stripped off his trousers and pants in one motion to reveal he had a cluster of one big penis surrounded by lots of tiny penises, and I woke up feeling incredibly troubled.

That probably would be unsettling to dream, but it's hilarious to picture.
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[personal profile] wolfy_writing 2017-05-08 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
That is a scandal! How dare they? (I would be so let down.)

Psych, actually. The main character's best friend had what was called "The Supersniffer", and basically could smell things really well. (Although if I crossed over Daredevil and Psych, Matt Murdock and Shawn Spencer would take about five minutes to make each other miserable on the "You're pretending to be psychic and are just really smart and observant!" "Yeah, while you're pretending not to be a superpowered blind ninja with a devil costume!" front.)
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[personal profile] wolfy_writing 2017-05-08 07:50 pm (UTC)(link)
...is there any possibility into it devolving into three-way bickering over who has the best sense of smell? Like Gus wouldn't be all that competitive, but Shawn would be competitive on Gus's behalf, and Matt would be easily provoked into '"I identified that smell way faster!" So if the Sniffer was also competitive, they would all be wandering around angrily sniffing things and bickering and it would be hilarious.
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[personal profile] zabimitsuki 2017-05-08 08:00 pm (UTC)(link)
That's probably the most disturbing dream I've heard in a while. Good job? :D
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[personal profile] thebaconfat 2017-05-08 09:02 pm (UTC)(link)
This entry made me laugh out loud very hard.
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[personal profile] marginaliana 2017-05-08 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
The Sniffer sounds amaaaazing. I want it to have a fandom just so I can see what kind of fic people write about it. Is it a buddy cop show or ensemble police cast? Or more a Holmes and Watson vibe?

Also: he stripped off his trousers and pants in one motion to reveal he had a cluster of one big penis surrounded by lots of tiny penises, and I woke up feeling incredibly troubled. I'm going to have that image in my head for days, so you're spreading the troubled-ness around. Well done, you.
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[personal profile] adelate 2017-05-09 03:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha, my mom has just started watching The Sniffer as well!

he declared with ferocious pride that he had ‘all the penises’, and he stripped off his trousers and pants in one motion to reveal he had a cluster of one big penis surrounded by lots of tiny penises



That's one of the most hilarious and troubling dreams I've ever heard of, omg.
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[personal profile] adelate 2017-05-09 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh no, not a dream! She was telling me all about it in the sauna. Ahahaha.

Oh, oops! Ahahahaha sorry? I just couldn't resist.
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[personal profile] thenicochan 2017-05-09 04:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Forgot just being friends with Guy. Ever since I played Abyss I wanted to be Guy. He's so awesome. He gets good moments with everyone too- especially Jade- that just solidify him as my absolute favorite in that game. And probably the Tales franchise (which is incredible, and you should play them all)

That dream is incredibly troubling. Ol' Benedict Holmes has my sympathies. I get into plenty of trouble with just one penis. If I have a bunch of little penises that surrounded it, well...

... Well.
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[personal profile] thenicochan 2017-05-09 05:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Symphonia was my first in the series, and it got a nice re-release for PS3. It's more tropey than Abyss, and a step-back in terms of gameplay (there's no free run in combat, which can be really jarring), so it's akin to going back to FF7 after playing something like FFX. It's still fun though, IMO, and worth checking out.

If you've got a 360, I'd highly recommend Vesperia. It's one of the strongest titles to date, and has a very excellent storyline with moral grayness and a wonderful, roguish protagonist.

Graces F for PS3 isn't as good as Abyss, but it's still a fun tale and title. I'd shoot it a recommendation too.

And yeah. My one penis marks me as the ultimate loser. Tearssss.
Edited (forgot I had a penis for a second there) 2017-05-09 17:35 (UTC)