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13 May 2009 @ 11:07 pm
This post is long and full of Death Note.  
"Far." "Far" is being a tremendous bitch.

It's because I'm rewriting Yellowbox -- but with considerable details changed, and... Jesus. Scouring Book 12, trying to translate every little thing to fit the altered universe I'm working in, has been/is being/is looking... tough. :| I mean, I've used dialogue directly from canon before (see Shaken, off the top of my head), but... gah. I suck at writing my own climaxes, let alone at rewriting other people's. >_>

Plus Light is so damn smooth in that scene (until he... flips the fuck out, of course). I can't write shit like that, not to match my buildup.

I get depressed every time I reread the stupid scene, too, which I've unintelligently done... a lot of times. I'm not even sure why; everything works out the way I wanted it to, and the way I expected. XD

Maybe it's Matsuda. God damn it, Matsuda. ;_____;

Um, I am le tired. XD

Though I did notice things. Like this:

Near is sitting like L, not himself, with the mask on. Either the artist is the best person in the world at putting accidental symbolism into every panel, or he is on the ball, I tell ya.

He switches to Near Style when he lays on the smackdown:

Okay. So it's probably partly to hide the fact that he's got a notebook stuffed down his shirt at the beginning. That kid is so sketch. >3

And so creepy. In a way that I love. XD

And... ilu, Mikami. You are so cute and hopeless. ♥

...and psycho...

Light's the one with the Tragic Flaw, but, as I've said before, I think Mikami is the most outright tragic character in Death Note. His life is meaningless, and he wanders through it in this mechanical, ritualistic, obsessive-compulsive haze trying to force it all to fit into a coherent order -- and then one day everything comes together, and the utopia he has always envisioned, fought for, and bled for is becoming a reality.

And then it's all a lie.


As jenwryn knows, I also really enjoy comparing the official translation to this fan-made one. It's probably the most fun as far as the terrible language -- Near says "shit" somewhere, though regrettably I don't recall where XD -- but it's also just interesting to see what details are different.

Like Matsuda and Aizawa using the honorific after discovering that Light has played them all for fools:

But... yeah.

Only I would spend half of yesterday analyzing the shit out of Milton only to spend half of today analyzing the shit out of this. XD

"English Major," you say? PREPOSTEROUS. *___*

In other Note News, how did I hear

What to believe in?
It's impossible to say
What to believe in,
When they change your name
Wash your brain
Play the game again?

in "Filmstar" a million times and think of anything BUT Mello? o_o

Okay, so it's probably the fact that I've been in love with the song for over a year, since before I even knew DN, and have therefore become acclimated to it.

But still.

And lol it's all okay, because eltea and I had the greatest conversation ever about how the Yellowbox bit of the fic should go. And by "conversation" I mean "discussion devolving quickly into crack." 8D

tierfal (4:05:50 PM): BAH I'm tired and want to skip to the epilogue but can't. XD
eltea (4:06:00 PM): D:
tierfal (4:06:07 PM): Mostly I think I just don't want to write about Light right now, or not super-Kira!!!!!Light, anyway. :P
tierfal (4:06:22 PM): Maybe I should.
tierfal (4:06:22 PM): Like.
eltea (4:06:25 PM): What are you writing? XD
tierfal (4:06:25 PM): Finish Murphy.
tierfal (4:06:26 PM): Or.
tierfal (4:06:28 PM): Study.
tierfal (4:06:29 PM): Crazy.
tierfal (4:06:36 PM): And "Far"... *SIGH* XD
eltea (4:06:43 PM): I'll write if for you if you like. XD Watch:
tierfal (4:06:43 PM): One of my longer-suffering fics. :P
tierfal (4:06:46 PM): Uh oh. XD

Unfortunately, Light lived in Japan, where a traditional type of ghost does not have a face, and L had come back as one of those and so was not affected by the burniniation, and ate him. With chocolate sauce and a cherry on top.

eltea (4:08:44 PM): /END
eltea (4:08:58 PM): *bows* XD
tierfal (4:09:11 PM): .............
tierfal (4:09:33 PM): Is it wrong that "L ate him with chocolate sauce and a cherry on top" leads me in a rather different direction than you intended? XD
eltea (4:09:46 PM): HAhahaha ilu. :P
tierfal (4:09:51 PM): /fetish wut
eltea (4:10:06 PM): I was going to say "whipped cream", and then was like "Let me go for something more innocent to avoid implications," but apparently not innocent enough. XD
eltea (4:10:29 PM): How about, ate him - with fries. :d
eltea (4:10:32 PM): THE END
tierfal (4:10:36 PM): :D
eltea (4:10:42 PM): Or with ranch dressing.
tierfal (4:10:42 PM): XD
eltea (4:10:44 PM): Shoot, now I'm hungry.
tierfal (4:10:44 PM): XD!!
tierfal (4:10:58 PM): *offers you deep-fried Lighto*
eltea (4:11:09 PM): XD
tierfal (4:11:26 PM): Light Lite? Half the calories, all the taste!
eltea (4:12:15 PM): XD!


The obvious method of recovery was to write drabbles, so I hit up some Matt/Mello and some... Near/Mikami.

Hey. Book 12. We rebound.

I'll try to get those together in... someday. XD

Today's wordcount is 1,849 so far, which is... pretty respectable, for me. Particularly when I had neither NaNo nor a bunch of boring classes to account for, ergo it was all due to my own Super-Fantastic Skills. ^^

Except that many of those words were rather sub-par, but we will ignore that detail for now. :P

Umm... I saw this on the way back from retrieving a graded paper today. There was also one that said "smile" and one that said "keep your head up."

They know us too well. o____o

And if you've got the Anna Nalick song stuck in your head now, you're not alone. XD (Also, DAMN, she's hot. I would TOTALLY do her plz.)

And now I'm going to go watch an episode of "Doctor Who" that has Colin Morgan in it, and you can't stop me. >D

Feeling: productiveproductive
Eltea: Pensiveeltea on May 14th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
I’d go looking for Near’s profanities in the scene where the SPK building gets attacked by the Kira mob. XD

Also, what the heck kind of names are Whezree Peatre, Elick Vickeey, and Fready July? I mean, seriously, they sound like what Lewis Carroll and Doctor Seuss would name their children if they got married. XD
I MUST: bookboyssabriel75 on May 14th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
I just re-read that part last night and didn't see any cursing on Near's part. Which translation are you reading? The VIZ one? Or an on-line one?

That scene's important to my next bit of writing. So details would greatly be appreciated. I've read a translation that of that scene where Near admits to being afraid or thought I had. Everything's been reread and read in so many different places with who knows what kind of amateur translations that I'm not certain anymore what's canon half the time. Arghh... *meltdown ensues*

Haha... your comment on the names makes me wish to create some internet gadget that will indeed produce such names for anyone who'd like to see what their babies' names would be if Carroll and Seuss collaborated.
Vitamin C: Neartierfal on May 15th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
I snag my online versions over at OneManga. ^^

And I just found out scouring it a few minutes ago that Near says he's afraid in the official translation, and in this one, so I think you're in the clear. ^^

They should make a website that'll recombine names like that. :P
Vitamin C: Neartierfal on May 15th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
I looked and didn't find anything, but here and on the next page, where Light says "shit," it's "damn" in the official translation, so I think it's fair to say that's a consistent trend. :P

I KNOW RIGHT. XD lulzzzz. XD

J.K. Rowling can officiate at their wedding. SCORPIUS PLZ?
Miz J: Jim in a tie.missusjackson on May 14th, 2009 08:26 am (UTC)
Lite Light! Half the calories, all the taste!

OMG, I love you so much right now!
Vitamin C: L and Misatierfal on May 15th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
Haha, yaaaay! 8D

CHAMYL!: Mello/Near; art by 銀色タピエットchamyl on May 14th, 2009 09:36 am (UTC)
The artists is on the ball??? Like pilates? *doesn't understand XD*

...And Near is so fucking sexy.

Actually in the japanese version, Near CURSES here and there! So, go fans!

ANNA NALICK IS SO HOT -and her song is totally stuck in my head D:
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on May 15th, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
Haha, yeah, as Jenny says. XD


Haha, for the win!! >D


Zeda: [DN ☆ crack] Kami & the Mikamiszeda_chan on May 14th, 2009 09:49 am (UTC)
BLURGH, even your journal entry here was incredibly well-written and whitty. XD I suppose that's just how you great writer-types work, eh? OH WELL, MAKE US BARELY BRAINY BLOODLESS KIDS JEALOUS WHYDONCHA.

But anyway, yeah. I love the visual symbolism that Obata pumps into Death Note, intentionally or no... though I figure that it must be intentional just because the guy can't possibly be THAT consistently incredible about it and not even know it [and if he is, well... that's my new Messiah, thanks]. It may be a combination of practicality and symbolic significance, that Near was in the L-pose for that part of the scene... really a great angle to take when writing-up your own Yellowbox finale!

And I will join the ranks in saying, of Lite Light! Half the calories, all the taste!: I LOL'd. ♥
(Anonymous) on May 15th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
I'm appearing out of nowhere to say:
Your icon for the comment above this one made me crack up all the way to insanity. It made my day. For that, I thank you.
Zeda: [Tsuyogari] Aw Shuckszeda_chan on May 15th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
Aww, I'm certainly happy to have made your day, anon! Everybody needs a good, honest laugh in their day, IMO. ♥
Vitamin C: Matt - Bangtierfal on May 15th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
Hee, well... usually they're a bit crackier. Like... this one. Though I've taken to sort of poking at LJ entries half-written in word processing documents and altering them over the course of the day, and... well. I need a life. XD

Exactly!! :D It's incredibly rich one way or another, all around, which makes revisiting canon just too rewarding altogether. 8D

I need to go kick my Yellowbox finale off a cliff, brb. XD

I'm glad to hear it!! 8D Especially given that your icon never fails to crack me up. XD
Eltea: Pensiveeltea on May 14th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
…I am only just wondering now how exactly L ate him without a mouth. XD
Vitamin C: L - Bewilderedtierfal on May 15th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)

You can't have L without a mouth; how would he satisfy his oral fixation sugar cravings?? o______________o
goddess of this and that: pic#81704326happy_mystic on May 14th, 2009 11:35 am (UTC)
I do feel bad for Mikami, even more so in the anime(which I feel was more true to his character, btw)(plus he was probably *wanted* to be Light's sex toy. XD

GASP! Does this mean Kira is really Trogdar??
Vitamin C: Mikamitierfal on May 15th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
I haven't actually seen all that much of the anime, but he was just one of the characters that always struck me most. idk. I guess I identify with OCD mass-murdering lawyer-types. XD

Also, *I* want to be Light's sex toy, so I've got his back there, too. XD

I MUST: Hands Off Lsabriel75 on May 14th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
*gasps* so much hilarity!

And omigosh, even before I read your response to eltea's riotous ending... I was like hold up, cream and cherry on top, pleez... don't you know that my mind feel into the gutter right next to yours.

But lite Light, half the calories and all the taste! Wot say thee to that tag-line, L? No matter he has no face and cannot reply ;P

Oh Anna Nalick... Wreck of the Day is wonderful! I even like Shine. She's a favorite of mine to listen to while (believe it or not) writing Light/L ...
Vitamin C: L - Bluetierfal on May 15th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
Sanity is overrated. 8D

Haha, the gutter is so lovely this time of year...! XD

lol, but if he could, I'm sure he'd be sold at "all the taste"! XD

Oooh, shall definitely have to check that out in more detail. :D
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Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on May 15th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
You are very welcome-on-accident-on-my-part! XD

YAY 'cause I love making them, cracky as they usually end up becoming. 8D

I KNOW RIIGHTTTT. That boy is really just everything... cute, sexy, brilliant, conniving... XD

BAH we like the comments as they are. 8DDDD

*glees!!* :3
marissaabitofadork7 on May 14th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
Anna Nalick is pretteh. Thanks a lot. Now the song is officially stuck my head.

But that's okay. I like this song, which I am listening to now. XD

I like that sign, though.

I want one.
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on May 15th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're liking it! :D

And yeah, I got pretty ^_^ when I noticed it. XD
marissaabitofadork7 on May 16th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
I appreciate a good Anna Nalick song. I've really only been able to get into that one song, but I'd like it if I could like her other songs more.

crazyboutremmycrazyboutremmy on May 14th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)

I haven't watched it, but the pics make me droooooool. xD
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on May 15th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)

The whole episode's good, but he is just... distractingly gorgeous. :P It's horrible. 8D
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Vitamin C: Mello - Reasonabletierfal on May 15th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
I actually didn't ship Near with anyone for a long time, because it took me a while to get over the fact that he looks like he's twelve years old tops. XD

Yeah, OneManga's where I go; his language gets pretty colorful over there. 8D

It is. :D I heard it... probably half a dozen times in the tenth grade, but I still randomly get it stuck in my head. That is one helluva worm. XD
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Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on May 15th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Damn you, biology...! XD

And that sounds highly epic indeed! :D