Oddball wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Maybe this one will capture more people's attention.
by our very own Silentcook.
So... was it really Misha's first time? Or was Auntie Flo visiting?
"Booo~! That's rude Lord Baka!" Misha yells; she crumples up a piece of paper and hurls it at me.
"What? I mean, it's implied strongly by Hisao's narration that he took your virginity, sure, but, well, you know, he's Hisao
-- I mean, he forgot to charge his phone on his date!"
"He was nervous
! It happens~!"
"Okay! Okay! Fine! ... Wait, did you crumple up one of my drafts?"
"Umm... so, what else did you think about my Sweet
"Well... it was okay, I guess."
Misha comes close to me, and leans uncomfortably into my face.
"Oh? Just, "okay", Lord Baka-san?"
"Eh, well..." I carefully begin to reply.
"Are you sure you have nothing else to add? Hmmmm~!?"
"It-it had solid characterisation, on the whole, and I'm guessing it must have informed the development of Shizune's route and helped make you... well, you!"
Misha smiles at me again, ...though with a little mischievous glint in her eyes.
"The writing sets up the appropriate moods seamlessly, Hisao's narration is good as it describes each scene, capturing the details and the atmosphere, while also simultaneously showing his thoughts and character. -- I mean, that's how Visual Novel writing works, and, basically, Silentcook did an admirable job."
"Ohh~? Are you saying Silentcook is... better than A22?"
"What? No! How did you infer that?"
Misha grins almost wickedly at me. "Answer the question, LordDarknus-san~!"
"...they both have their own unique styles, and it's obvious that Silentcook is writing in A22's-"
"Who do you think is better!? Say it! Say it!"
"Awww~ you're no fun."
"They're both talented at what they do, Misha. And besides, comparing between a writer and his editor is a bit unfair, ...if not a little strange as well, under the circumstances."
"So, what else did you think was interesting about my Sweet Voice?"
"Well, it's clearly done an effective job of making the reader feel for you -- a tiny route of your own, if you will, where Hisao (thus, the player) could fall in love with you, while still within the confines of Shizune's route."
Misha looks away from me. She still has a smile on her face... but her eyes look a little wistful to me.
"Did you really think I was just... manipulating Hisao? -- Or..."
"Well, your actions could be interpreted as either deliberate scheming or-"
Misha looks at me, her smile gone, and her eyes ...seemingly full of loneliness.
I continue, with a gentler tone of voice.
"Or... a buried emotion, trying to emerge from beneath all that, bright, loud, pinkness."
Misha smiles slightly as I approach and gesture at her drills.
"As if... Misha, the real Misha -- Shiina -- wanted someone to see her, through the mask. Desperate enough, to give up something very precious, for a brief moment of happiness, and then, quietly continue on her long, lonely journey."
Misha raises her eyebrows, curious.
She asks, "Is that who I really am? Or just LordDarknus-san's overly-dramatic interpretation?"
"Well, I'm just a fan. It's how I see you."
Misha looks at me, a little surprised, unsure of what to say.
Then, she quickly smiles and gives me a good shove.
"You're seeing things, Baka~!"
She moves away, and picks up another one of my drafts.
"So, what's this?" she asks. "Another fan-fiction?"
"Oh, yeah. It's uhh, it's kind of a silly thing, really. Something of a review, but in the style of a story."
"Oh~? Why is Batman in it? And dressed in so many colours?"
"Well, it's Pride Month, I thought I'd work it in. -- Somehow."
Misha gives me a funny look.
"Don't judge me."
"Wah~hahaha~! You're so strange, LordDarknus-san! What's next?"
"Your silly story! What happens in it?"
"Oh, well, at the start, I have Batman show up in his Rainbow Batsuit in a karaoke bar, and he finds Mattyd and says to him:
"Mattyd! Put down the microphone and put on your pants! Bruce Willis needs you!""
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