Nov. 30th, 2008

NaNo!

Nov. 30th, 2008 03:30 pm
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I'm done! (And with several hours to spare) Succeeded in typing up just about everything in my notebooks, too.

Now I want to do something similar next month, but with reviewing. (It's one of the peculiar things that I seem to get so much more festering hatred when I'm not around, so why not test it out? Plus, the joyousness of doing mass reviewing as we roll up to the December holidays).
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Chapter Four, (Appealing) A Higher Power of Tribulations is up.

Wasn't kidding about mood whiplash.

The really disturbing thing here is that I'm not even reaching into metaplot here. In canon, the authors repeatedly describe contact with God as something that fills you with shame and self-loathing at how worthless you are, say God is too bright to even look upon, etc etc. The only change is that Adalia's reaction to the witnesses is conducts to the divine as glorified humans, rather than ordinary guys the protagonists hero-worship for no textually explained reason.

The ramifications of forgiveness are also pretty horrific if they're thought too long on, especially with what things are considered sins.

Also, Uzumaki. The feel of Junji Ito's work is really similar to how I think of the LBverse. The crucial bit to the horror is that it's inexplicable, something alien that's brushing up against our world, and something fundamentally opposed to humanity. The Wikipedia page puts it best: Ito's universe is also very cruel and capricious; his characters often find themselves victims of malevolent unnatural circumstances for no discernible reason or punished out of proportion for minor infractions against an unknown and incomprehensible natural order.

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