It was fun, but my head is spinning now. Not to mention that Portal surfaces are everywhere.
And omg, I ship Chell/GLaDOS so hard. I hope there will be another sequel.
Well, not quite, there's some stuff to do, but once you've beaten the League, it's basically over. At least for me.
It was fun. Fast. But the story was amazing, and finally there was more character interaction. I can't wait for the next game/generation.
What is the best way to spend your time when you're on the verge of being sick and can't sleep? Why, play The World's Hardest Game of course.
And after 30 painful hours of nintendoing hard (seriously, I think I broke my cursor control keys... and no, I didn't play for thirty hours straight, I slept inbetween and went to uni and did a little Harry Potter marathon, etc.) I FINALLY beat the last level. I'm sure I'm going to see tiny dancing balls in my nightmares, but it's really satisfying.
On another note, I really wish I wouldn't be so nervous about a simple practice exam. Today, at about 9 pm, I decided to go pick mine up, because I was too nervous to wait until tomorrow. Well, surprise, the corridor was closed. At least I had a nice walk in the cold.
I can't explain it, but whenever I see a Mary Sue fic, I automatically assume that it is a parody and that there is absolutely NO WAY that it is meant to be taken seriously.
"I changed out of my school uniform and changed into my usual day clothes, which consisted of a dark grey skirt a few inches longer than my school uniform, and a dark purple turtleneck long sleeve shirt, and also some black tights and black Mary Jane's."
Come on, that's straight out of My Immortal, except with good spelling. She even mentioned preps!
It's 2010, shouldn't everybody on the internet be aware of what a Mary Sue is? Except maybe for those persons who defend Mary Sues, because they think it's a token insult directed to female characters? (Which, well, it has actually become, sadly. But that's a different topic.)
So, what am I doing at four o'clock in the morning? That's right, I read fanfiction. Anime/manga related fanfiction, to be exact. I was a fan of that series when I was fifteen, and now I'm kinda back. "Kinda", because I adore this pairing that I used to hate, while I hit backspace in horror when my former OTP is mentioned.
Of course, being older and hopefully wiser, my standards have changed. Not to mention that these days, I can actually speak English (though you might beg to differ because I tend to write really awkward sentences) and I can identify writing styles. Unlike earlier, when I barely understood what the fic was about, and had absolutely no idea if it was well-written or not.
So, yeah, the first thing I did was check out the shipping_manifesto, look for comms and recs etc. I don't know how many fics I've read for the last days, but I liked barely six.
And while looking for those good fics, I encountered every single awful cliché.
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Also, I read two surprise!death-fics, and I'm not sure if I'm happy or not. NGL, not knowing that it would happen, the effect was great. But... a little warning would have been nice? Here I was, enjoying my hypothermia - caught in a snow storm in the mountains after a plain crash - fic, when the characters decided to go out with a bang and... actually went out. DNW. Or that other one; wheee, schmoopy motorbike tour... omg, oh no, it's based on that chain-letter story where the guy gives his girlfriend the helmet because he knows there's something wrong with the brakes!
But well, as much as I'm complaining, I actually enjoy this a lot.
Also, I noticed that I have this awful habit of biting the inside of my cheek while I'm concentrating, and giving the amount of chess and checkers I've been playing for hours, half of my face feels numb.
I have to write an essay on the Breach of Peace. Which isn't too bad, except that I have absolutely no idea what to write and everything else is so much more interesting.
And who had the amazing idea to re-print a book in it's original font? I mean, of course I can read it, and reading about witch-craft, blasphemy and "poyson" is much more fun that way, but seriously, what? It's distracting.
Well, some days ago, I read The Hunger Games. And when I heard that they're pretty much like Battle Royale, I thought I'd check that book out too. I'm almost halfway through. And oh. My. God.
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Also, while I love tumblr, can all those roleplayers there please gtfo? I mean, no offence if one of you does RP on tumblr (probably not on poketumblr, though, so it's fine), but it's just a big, never ending circle-jerk. If I could deactive the conversations, fine, don't care about it. But this way? Sure, I can scroll. But it gets silly if I have to scroll through ten pages to finally get the pics I'm there for. Not to mention that this girl seems to be particularly... obnoxious and stupid. I could also just unfollow, which I'm actually considering, but the pics are so cute and pretty!