Today’s character is Shinro!
I don’t have much to say about Shinro, but that guy is ripped. I guess it’s from carrying a giant abacus around all the time. I’m also impressed that he uses it to calculate change. If I tried to learn how to use an abacus, I’d probably get frustrated after five minutes and then break the damn thing. If I didn’t have a calculator, I’d just calculate change by writing stuff down. I bet it’s a really cool sight, watching him calculate things on that abacus. I bet he’s super fast at it.
Shinro always looks so happy. I want to always look happy. But I suppose that can only happen if I become a video game character portrait. In the end, it may not be worth it.
Next is Guillaume, ahaha.
SPOILERS for Water Margin.
SPOILERS for Water Margin.
Oh, God! I just had a nightmare!
I dreamed I was stuck somewhere—I suspected it was this place called “the invisible forever.” It was like an airplane restroom, only it was like I was on a train. And this landscape was passing by, and there were also different excerpts playing from anime and maybe video games. And I was alone. And I couldn’t save, and I couldn’t exit, and I couldn’t load, and I couldn’t reset. I was at the mercy of the “game,” which was my life. I had no way of escape. I would never see or interact with anyone ever again. I would never eat r shower or walk. And with every moment, I began to lose hope. I was going to die here, slowly starve to death. Or would I even die? Maybe I was trapped here forever.
I was about to give up hope of ever leaving when I woke up.
It was so scary. I don’t ever want to have a dream like that ever again.
I’ve been feeling really agitated for the last several minutes or so in my sleep. Maybe for the past hour. Who knows?
I’m annoyed because I’m being robbed of the good kind of sleep. And if I go back to bed too soon, that agitation will follow me back into my sleep. So I’m on tumblr, eating caramel cheesecake ice cream, and trying to put my thoughts in order.
I think I was thinking something that was really trivial, but seemed important. And as I was waking up, it was “Something something Sasarai, something something Sierra, something something what if Sasarai and Sierra started making out because mutual sassiness?” And now that I’m awake I’m like, “Would Nash be watching? He would totally enjoy that, wouldn’t he?” and at the same time I’m like grumbling because I can’t remember what I was agitated about.
It had something to do with the way I was sleeping, I think—I was thinking about the angle of my arm, my hair touching my arm, and the way my sleeve was rolled up. Because Suikoden is in the background even as I think about the way I’m sleeping, but it’s still nagging at me—probably Suikoden III, and where did Salome come from? Heh, they all start with S—even as I try to solve the problem of why I can’t enter that deep sleep.
It’s like, “What the fuck, brain? It’s finally the weekend. No. What’s wrong with you? How could you fail me at a time like this? I believed in you. STOP THINKING ABOUT TRIVIAL THINGS SO I CAN FUCKING SLEEP. DAMN.”
I think maybe it was something about Nash after all…I think about him and then I get agitated…
Continuing with Geddoe!
It’s finally, finally Geddoe time!
SPOILERS for Suikoden III and Water Margin. By the way, I guess now would be a good time to credit Wikipedia for all the Water Margin info. Without it, I never would have made sense of all the names. And I learned a little bit about the story, too!
TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE
But I think that’s it. I’m not interested in actually reading it. As it turns out, one of the “good guys” is a rapist (or a would-be rapist, I guess) and there’s stuff in there about women falsely accusing men of rape. I get that the characters are supposed to be complex anti-heroes and crap, but it would just upset me too much. Also, it looks like all the Mount Liang outlaws are men. I’M NOT A MISANDRIST. I just like that Suikoden has a bunch of awesome women, kay?