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midwinter : (08 November 2017 - 03:29 PM) Ok, playing with headphones is definitely superior
midwinter : (08 November 2017 - 03:31 PM) I knew the music in Rei's house changed after Miku's chapters start but I never noticed it has these little bumps and rustles that make it sound like something's moving in the house
midwinter : (08 November 2017 - 05:41 PM) also there is more ghost talk during Kei's phone call!
midwinter : (08 November 2017 - 05:41 PM) i couldn't hear most of it, though, I need to listen again
Hex : (08 November 2017 - 06:12 PM) Yesss, headphones.  I think you can hear doors being closed in Rei's house too.
Hex : (09 November 2017 - 01:03 PM) Damn, I didn't know they were closing down the miiverse until too late.  My screenshots.  :(
midwinter : (09 November 2017 - 01:40 PM) Argh, no backups? That sucks :(
Hex : (09 November 2017 - 01:48 PM) On the bright side, I still have an album full of pretty scenery and Hisoka looking confused.
AnimalLover4... : (10 November 2017 - 05:59 AM) Nintendo shouldn't have shut down Miiverse.
AnimalLover4... : (10 November 2017 - 05:59 AM) People loved it.
AnimalLover4... : (10 November 2017 - 05:59 AM) And they should have incorporated it onto the Switch.
Hex : (12 November 2017 - 12:51 AM) Finally finished TEW2, t'was excellent.
GreekShadow : (12 November 2017 - 05:14 AM) I'm glad you enjoed it Hex!How was it comparing to the first one though(,which i personally disliked)?
Hex : (12 November 2017 - 12:11 PM) I've only played the first for a few hours (didn't like it much either), but it was a big improvement.  The gameplay is fun, the stealth works a lot better, the open world map isn't too big but there's sidequests (one with a cool ghost lady!) and some interesting things to do.
Hex : (12 November 2017 - 12:17 PM) I was really impressed with the story since it was one of the things that put me off the first. The last 20 minutes were so good, definitely one of the best endings I've seen in awhile.
Daz Hinasaki : (12 November 2017 - 07:17 PM) Hey guys I'm finishing fatal frame 1 on my twitch channel tonight! :) love you to join me https://www.twitch.tv/chunzbunz
GreekShadow : (13 November 2017 - 05:36 AM) oh sounds cool thank you hex!And for me also the story of the first one put me off,glad the second one is better
Hex : (16 November 2017 - 12:01 PM) TIL: ghost marriage is actually practiced in China.   :staffsan:
Rheo : (16 November 2017 - 12:13 PM) O_O
Rheo : (16 November 2017 - 12:13 PM) oh yeah there's a local movie here called The Ghost Bride and the actress playing that is half-Chinese

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Fic: Onigiri

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#1 OFFLINE   Hex

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 04:51 AM

I wrote this at 3 in the morning because I couldn't sleep.  I'm not sure why, but I hope you enjoy.

 

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Rei asked for very little in life.  No, really, she did.  When faced with the choice of the big microwave or the small one, she just waved her hands and let Miku take care of it.  "Rei-san, would you prefer the orange or green blinds?"  Who cares?  The house seemed determined to be bathed in blue light anyway.  All that concerned her was being able to sit down after a long day, maybe pinch a biscuit or two, and read a good book.  This is hard to do when you're room mate is having a psychotic breakdown, however.
 
It started with the onigiri, or rather Rei's lack of ingesting it.  Peering over the kitchen counter with a look caught between curiosity and mild disapproval one morning, Miku placed her hands on either side of the bowl, as if to emphasize it's existence, and spoke in a steady voice.
 
"I noticed you haven't touched your food."
 
If Rei didn't know better, she'd say that sounded like an accusation.  A scoff escaped her, not turning as she replied, too focused on channel surfing and stroking the black cat fast asleep in her lap.  
 
"I'm sure the chef can forgive me this once."
 
"Rei, look at me."
 
What now towered over the onigiri was not Miku.  The girl standing in the kitchen was not the same who bought kaleidoscopes and named them (Rei silently prayed this was just a phase).  No, this was a different creature.  It's eyes were wild and the hair had become loose, twisting at the ends like barbed wire.
 
"Do I look like I'm in the mood to piss about?" the beast growled, curling it's hands into fists.  "Are you aware of the amount of love and care I put into every bowl?  Do you even care about me at all, Rei?"  
 
Instinctively, Rei wrapped her arms around Ruri.  This could get ugly.  
 
"Or is it" the beast continued, stepping through to the living room "that onigiri is just a joke to you?  Do you find it funny?"
 
It was in her blood as a Kurosawa to be sarcastic and engage in a bit of banter, but something told her she wouldn't survive if she tried that now.  All she could do was cower on her couch as Miku advanced.  
 
"We're going to make some changes around here, you and I.  From this day onwards, I will expect you down here every morning, prepared to have your world radically altered by the finest menu this chef has to offer."
 
"But-"
 
"No excuses.  Hinasaki cuisine waits for no one."
 
This rule was enforced dramatically.  Rei became accustomed to finding "O N I G I R I" faintly scrawled on fogged bathroom mirrors, or awaking to find her all photos switched to that of bowls almost posed in appealing positions.  Something had to be done.  
 
One night, Rei made the fatal mistake of calling for help.
 
"What do you mean "she won't let me leave"?"
 
"I mean she's actually ordered a bunch of futons, stacked them outside the front door as a barricade, and sealed the windows shut.  Kei, I can't even watch television.  I'm trapped!" 
 
"Okay, don't panic.  Do you have anything you can use as a weapon?"
 
"I have a few home made candles and a cat."
 
"..........."
 
"It's over, isn't it."
 
"It doesn't look good, no.  On the bright side, everything seems normal on my en-"
 
Suddenly, a loud thump came from the receiver.  Clutching the phone in her shaking hands, Rei brought her only connection to the outside world closer, waiting for what she knew was coming: Miku's voice.
 
"o......ni......g......iri....."
 
The resulting scream pierced through the night.  

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:55 PM

A truly harrowing glimpse of what may be in store for Rei. :ph34r: My sig has never felt more appropriate.

 

But seriously, this was great. I loved the mention of Miku naming her kaleidoscopes! And the artful yet menacing photos of bowls...







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