One Who Wanders (abiona) wrote,
One Who Wanders

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I am not your unwitting test subject!!

Last week, they found a badly beaten body in the park not-quite-a-block-away that I walk by on a regular basis. I've only heard rumors, but the murder was the terrible end of a domestic dispute ... the suspect is in police custody.

It may have been carried out elsewhere, but the fact the culprit felt safe in dumping the body in the duck pond does not speak highly of the quality of the area. You can consider me officially freaked out.


I had a dream last night that I purchased a Dollfie with red, curly hair. o_o


Yesterday saw me beginning Ocarina of Time once again. It seems to be my game of choice when I am in a "mood." I've begun to lose count of the number of times I've been through it ... each repeat is still a good experience, though, and I'm always noticing new little details, or remembering things that I forgot.

I talk a lot when I play video games, and I generally make a lot of movement to emphasize my point of the moment. It is a mark of how icky I am feeling today that my as-I-play-commentary was almost nonexistent; it appeared only when I had an audience or if whatever was going on in-game was something I found extra-special/scary/eeky.

For example, most people know that Dodongo's Cavern freaks me out ... I hate Fire Keese, getting my shield set on fire, and I think the background music is super-creepy. I'll run from every kind of Dodongos and try to use my slingshot to kill them, despite knowing that tossing a Bomb Flower their way is far more effective. I will shriek, holler, and throw random-not-so-insulting insults at everything in my path.

Today, however, I was almost mechanical as I handled their doom ... grab Bomb Flower, run, think to self, "Eat this, you damned lizard," run back to avoid the inevitable death explosion, then move on with my life. I'm hardly ever so calm about it!

Only one Fire Keese got a lucky hit on me (burning my shield, grr), mostly because I mistimed my swing. Never again! I'll pick those bastards off from the doorway next time.

My greatest discovery today was that jumping into/swimming through the river is a much faster way of getting child-Link over to Kakariko, with much less danger than the main road. I have to laugh ... I remember "timing" how long it took adult-Link to ride from Hyrule Castle Town over to Lake Hylia, just so I could be accurate in a fanfic that I never finished rewriting.

I suppose it isn't very logical for child-Zelda to go out and seek the remaining Spiritual Stones herself, but I'm always horrified, every damn time, when she asks Link to do it. Does she know what she's asking him to do? It's true you don't hear her say things like, "You go get set on fire all over your body by flaming bats, Link," or "Why don't you get your boots burned off by the stomach acid of a giant fish while you get electrocuted by things you can't fight because you don't have the proper weapon?" ... but when you're trying to convince somebody to do something, you don't phrase the truth like that.

It seems I can only take about three years of any educational institution before I get bored with the whole deal and find it exceedingly difficult to be passionate about anything. I feel that it would be wise to go through my schedule, see what I need to keep to assure the solidity of December graduation, and dump the rest. I'm already damned tired and distracted, this is ridiculous.
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