God, the radar stuff at the hot springs with Ionia was awful. So why did I laugh?
Aww. I forgotten that I named my Favorite Thing that.
Zar's doing a screencap adventure of Mother 3, so I've picked up my file to keep ahead of the recaps. Last night I finished Chapter 4! Without spoiling anything, I want to hug Duster and be his friend. He needs all the love and support and pick-me-ups he can get. ;;
I find myself really disliking Wes(s) a lot more this time around. I dunno, probably after experiencing it with my Mom during her manic episodes, I feel a lot more sensitive and uncomfortable whenever there's verbal/emotional abuse. Not a "ZOMG IM BEING TRIGGERED" thing, I just find myself identifying with the victim a lot more in a "I feel you, man" way. Reading Misery
by Stephen King got a whole lot scarier because Annie Wilkes did and said things that my mother had, and the way Mother Gothel in "Tangled" complinsults (???) Rapunzel always unsettled me and I never saw her as a good parent. We'll see if Wess redeems himself in later chapters, but until then, I'm :/ towards him.
Cori Falls would have a heart attack if she ever played Mother 3. She thought Team Rocket had it rough? Weeeeeeell...
Speaking of Cori, I finally got my boyfriend James (we'll call him Jimmy to avoid confusion with Team Rocket!Pod!James) to read her writing and rants! We skipped ahead to the DnD session of "A Fair Fight", which he identified as Edition 2. He said there weren't any inaccuracies he could spot with the game they were playing, and if it wasn't for the Ash-bashing, the ridiculously OOC Team Rocket and Gary, and the Mary-Sues, it would've been a heartwarming story about a group of friends playing DnD. The Pod!Rockets and the Sues bullying a 12-year-old reduced to a mentally retarded mindset aside, Jimmy pointed out that the DM Sue had deliberately screwed him over, rather than Ash digging his own grave like Cori insisted.Jimmy
: *in response to the DM Sue literally slapping Ash* Hitting your fellow players. That's totally acceptable DM behavior!
Jimmy's reactions are pretty great to watch. He pumped his fists going "Awesome! :DDD" when it looked like a particularly bad segment was about to begin, laughed his ass off at the Ash-bashing scenes because they reminded him of injokes and Chris-chan, wanted to shoot himself at the obvious Author Filibusters, and pulled up reaction videos to particular segments that made him cringe.Jimmy
: *reading "The Thrill of Defeat"* *facepalm* Oh god. Really?Me
: Which part?Jimmy
: "Velvety"? Ugh.Me
: Velvety what?Jimmy
: *points out "soft, velvety kisses"*Me
: Oh, that's common in romance novels. You have no
Funny how this is one of the things that sets him off, but he takes the crazier shit in stride. :P
Reading Cori with Jimmy is making me want to write a parody Team Rocket fic with the most obvious and out-of-place Author Filibusters possible. You can totally tell Jessie, James and Meowth aren't interested in the same things as I am, especially when they're discussing their favorite Cinema Snob episodes! Oh, and throw in Mary-Sue friends with names like Kanaya Ashtear, Lucca Andonuts, and Homura Lovecraft. They could share their love of Tori Amos and Patrick Wolf. (Since Cori already beat me to Nine Inch Nails. :P)
It makes me wonder what would happen if Cori was in Homestuck fandom. Aside from her blatantly denying any slash in the series (despite it clearly stated to be CANON), I imagine she'd be an Eridan/Feferi shipper and woobify Eridan to the max, while also shipping Karkat/Terezi. Gamzee and Equius would creep her out, she wouldn't like Doc Scratch or Jack Noir, and she'd absolutely detest Vriska and bash her every chance she'd get. Then she'd ragequit the comic canon after Feferi's death, because she'd plug her ears screaming "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO ERIDAN WOULD NEVER DO THIS TO HER!!!!111!11" and then proceed to write AUs where this was all in Vriska's sick fantasies and that Eridan and Feferi are actually living Happily Ever After with a billion grub children.
Of course, if I tell Jimmy that I'm writing a fic where Jessie, James and Meowth are Homestuck geeks, he'll tell me to choke myself. XD Haha. :PThis post has been crossposted with Dreamwidth at http://shamanicshaymin.dreamwidth.org/50527.html. Pick your poison. Mwoiiiiiiiing~!