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. ♥
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:
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.
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
eltea (4:08:42 PM): "RAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRR," said Kira!Light. "I SHALL BURNINATE YOUR FACE"
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
tierfal (4:10:13 PM): NO SUCH THING AS INNOCENT ENOUGH 8D
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