Things that Bump in the Dark: Post #1

AN: So yeah. Editing is hard. This is as much as I can do right now. It also needed quite a bit more of work then I thought it would. The rest of the story is sure to be just as fun to edit. Joy. Well at least I got like half of what I wanted to get up. Yay for small victories! Anyways this is the story that I wrote for NaNoWriMo. It’s pretty okay.

Things that Bump in the Dark

 

Chapter 1: Beginnings

Well this is a great big mess…

Date: October 24th
Location: Unknown
Operative: Baker
Subject: RE: Mission

Understood, I’ll take a look into it, but don’t you think this may be a bit far-fetched? I mean [REDACTED] so close to a city full of people? Even if they had a [REDACTED] like you said, I don’t think they would be so ballsy. Well I’m nearby anyways, so I should arrive at [REDACTED] in about a day, I’ll do my best. This isn’t another recruiting mission in disguise is it? Because I swear if I have to bring some newbie back to HQ again I’ll… [END OF TRANSMISSION]

October 26th 4:20pm

Train to Central Station

 

“It was an ordinary day, in a rather ordinary town, no one would expect anything out of the ordinary to happen, and they were right, nothing is going to happen today. Tomorrow, the same, but next week…. on knows what could happen.” A man with short black hair sporting a suit jacket and pair of jeans muttered to himself as he typed on a laptop. The train suddenly came to a stop causing several of the overhead compartments to burst open. A women seated behind the man screamed in surprise. The man’s eyes left the screen for only a second to look up towards his own overhead compartment. The compartment closed gently by itself and then man brushed a hand through his hair before returning to typing.

 

The man, who was quite obviously unperturbed by the sudden stop and the resulting chaos that occurred because of it, stifled a yawn before closing his laptop. He stood and placed it into a messenger bag over his shoulder. Glancing causally at his watch, the man let out a small sigh.

 

“Well. It looks that even with that delay at the beginning of the train ride; I still got five hours until I need to report back. What do I do now…?” Muttering to himself the man exited the train, and walked towards the barricade that blocked his exit from the station. He casually waved a hand over the ticket slot and a small blue spark could be seen for a second hovering over the slot. The small LED over the slot turned a bright green and the man still as bored as ever left the station. As he opened the door towards the outside, he spotted a small coffee shop across the street.

 

“Well then, I guess I can go grab some coffee.” The man, with a semi-visible jump in his step, crossed the street, taking care to dodge the rather haggard looking cyclist that came dangerously close to running over him, he entered the small shop.  Walking up to the counter, the man stifled another yawn before brushing his hand through his hair once more. A rather petite blond waitress smiled at the man from across the counter, “Hi! Welcome, how can I help you?” The man glanced at the menu that hung above her, “Just a black coffee, thank you very much.” The waitress’s smile ever resilient didn’t disappear at the man’s rather curt response. “One moment please!”

 

As the waitress turned her back and began to fiddle with the coffee machine, the man stifled another yawn before glancing outside the display windows towards the street. Suddenly the man’s entire body tensed, all hints of tiredness in him disappearing. He stared out through the window his eyes growing wide under his sunglasses.

 

“Er- are you okay?” The sudden question from the waitress brought him back him from his slight daze. The man blinked twice his gaze still not leaving the windows.

 

“Yeah, I’m fine. Don’t worry about it.” Turning back to face the waitress he took his drink from off the counter and walked off towards a table next to the window.

 

“Maybe I’m just imagining it.” The man nodded to himself before putting down his drink. The man then proceeded to open his bag and pulled out his laptop. After a couple of button presses and some waiting the man began to type rapidly on his computer. The only break in the constant repetitions of clicks being when the man would pause to take a sip from his coffee.

 

After about an hour of furious typing, the man took his last sip from his cup before beginning to pack up his bag. He took another look outside the window before sighing. “Not just my imagination then.”

 

As he put his bag back over his shoulder, the waitress walked up to him a posed question already quite visible on her face. The man turned to give her a small smile, readjusting his sunglasses, the man asked, “Can I help you miss?”

 

The waitress seemed momentarily surprised at the man’s voice but shook her head before giving him a smile. “Yes. I was just wondering.  Are you an author of some kind? You were typing up a storm earlier so I was just wondering.” Her eyes glinted with either admiration, or envy the man couldn’t really tell.

The man fought off a small laugh, a large grin on his face, “Well you could call me an author, but I’m more of an editor.” The man brushed a hand through his hair once more, his smile glowing brightly.
The waitress’s eyes glowed brighter, “Really! That’s amazing! What do you usually edit!?” The man brushed off some non-existent dirt on his shoulder.
“Fictional Fantasy Biographies.” The waitress paused for a second before giving the man a curious look. The man gave the woman a rather grim look in return before bursting out laughing. “Sorry, inside joke. I usually just edit whatever. I don’t really have a specific genre.” The man reached into his back pocket and placed a twin dollar bill on the table. “Anyways, I’m about to be late for a meeting.”

 

“Oh, sorry!“ The waitress apologized before stepping back to allow the man to room to exit, “Will whoever you’re meeting with be angry that you’re late?”

 

“I don’t think so, but they are a demons so I wouldn’t want to keep them waiting.” Another grin on his face the man began to head towards the exit. “Keep the change by the way.”

 

With that the man left the café took about five steps before he turned the corner into the alleyway next to the café.  “Well then. I’m here for meeting! Sorry I didn’t call in beforehand; to be honest I wasn’t even aware you were here.” The smile that was on his face only moments ago was gone.

 

There was suddenly a deafening silence in the alleyway; all sound of the outside world was gone. All that existed in the universe for this man at this moment was this alleyway. The man took a step forward. “Come on! I know you’re here! Your aura’s been roaring ever since I got here!” Silence as once more his only reply to his call.

 

Suddenly the man spun on his heel and turned directly behind him, his hand going inside his jacket and then coming out with a large silver revolver. Behind him was nothing. Quite literally nothing, where the street was supposed to be there was nothing. The ground below him ended, the air itself ended. There was nothing.

 

The man unperturbed by this, in fact grinned, as he quickly spun once more on his heel and raised his revolver up directly above him. “There you are.” With a quick press of the trigger, huge bleu sparks blew out from the gun and upwards.
Now a normal gunshot is not quiet; in fact most would classify a gunshot to be rather loud. Yet, the sound that came from the large silver revolver that the man had just taken a shot with was about ten times too loud for a gun of that size. The noise seemed to bounce through the alleyway echoing wildly. Of course the thing, which had just fallen to the ground writhing in pain, didn’t quite care that the gunshot was too loud as it was currently experiencing the worst pain it has ever had. The entrance point around the shot, was smoking a strange blue smoke, and the flesh around it bubbled as if it was boiling.

“You like that? These are specially made silver twenty two caliber rimfire bullets, small enough so they don’t quite go through you but instead lodge themselves in you so that they do the most pain they can. Now why don’t you get stop screaming so that we can have a nice chat about why you’re here?” The man gave a cocky smile towards the thing was currently shrieking on the ground in front of him.
“RAHL YATAK!” An inhuman voice, that sounded like a chorus of five screamed back at him. With a clawed hand the thing gave a rather unkind hand gesture towards the man.

“Now, now, there’s no need to get insulting!” The man shouted in the most patronizing voice he could pull off. “You know too well that humans don’t understand supernal, but I see that sign language is universal!”

“RAHL YATAK!” The five voices echoed once more.

“Fine, if you want more motivation to speak so badly! Who am I to refuse your request!?” Taking careful aim the man raised his revolver once more towards the thing, only for the creature to suddenly leap up from the ground, the shot he had fired missing the beast as it soared upwards. The creature still unsteady crashed into the wall and let out a shriek. It was nearly five feet tall, and two feet wide, its large bat-like wings gave it an extra two feet in both height and width. Its skin was a bright red, and its swinging bladed tail nearly took the man’s arm as it swung it at him in rage. A demon, horns and all, shrieked in a mixture of pain and anger as it jumper back up only to suddenly crashed into the nothing that replaced the sky above the alleyway.

 

“Now, now, I’m smart enough that I set up a barrier, so you’re not leaving here anytime soon.” Aiming his gun at the monster’s head the man smirked. The demon’s tail suddenly whipped forward once more and smacked the gun out of the man’s hand.

 

“Well shit.” The demon gave the man another rude gesture before taking a step forward, its tail poised dangerously level with the man’s neck. “Double shit.”

 

The man leaped forwards and diagonally to where his gun was on the ground, at the same time the demon’s tail struck forward to where the man’s neck had just been. Ducking down into a roll, the man grabbed the gun and jumped placing a foot on the wall next to him. Pushing off with his foot he spun around to the face the demon, gun pointed forward.  Throwing any hint of aim to the wind, the man shot twice in the general area of the demon. Both shots hit the ground and the demon quickly whipped around before rushing towards the man. The demon let out a wild scream and turned rapidly before body slamming the man.

 

“Ugh!” The breath was knocked out of the man, as he slammed into a dumpster, “Son of a bitc-“ the man’s curse was cut off as the demon’s tail suddenly came down like an axe onto his shoulder. It stopped before it could continue through the man’s body however as it was met with blue sparks. Clenching his teeth the man grunted and grabbed the tail so that the demon couldn’t just pull out it’s tail and leave a gaping hole where his shoulder once was. Reaching back into his coat the man quickly pulled out a small dagger and slashed at the tail and managed to cut the bladed end clean off.

 

The demon leaped back, shrieking and suddenly looked up. “Shit, the barrie-“ the demon leaped up and soared into the sky above the alleyway that had reappeared.

 

It paused however right at edge of the building’s roof and flew right above the man. Looking back down at him it roared, “RAHL YATAK! MAK LARZ SHA!” With those final words the beast began to fly off, however the man ever keen to not let prey escape raised his revolver once more and shot blindly at the demon. Much to his delight the shot hit and demons let out another roar of pain, much to his dislike however it wasn’t enough to stop the demon as it continued its flight away from the man. The demons’ roars grew quieter, luckily though it seemed that the people of the town were either brainless or clueless, as they didn’t seem to notice the demon as it flew over their heads.
“Triple shit.” The man calmly said, as he leaned against the alley wall and slid down to the floor. Staring at where the demon had just been, he sighed before glancing at the large bladed tail end in his shoulder. Sighing once more, he placed his dagger and his pistol back in their pockets under his jacket. Muttering to himself he grabbed the tail with both hands. Blue sparks flashed from his wound and he grimaced.

 

“This shouldn’t hurt as bad as you think it would, just do this calmly and cleanly and you’ll be fine.” Taking a deep breath he pushed upward and the tail slipped out of his shoulder with a sickening sloshing noise. The blue sparks flashed stronger and blood instead of gushing out of the wound trickled out at a slow pace. Wincing, he quickly placed the tail next to him on the floor, and reached into his bag. Pulling out a bandage roll, he began to wrap his shoulder.

 

“The things I do for work…” As the man began to finish his bandaging his cell phone began to ring, the ringtone for the particular person calling him being his own face repeating the word “DANGER!”.

 

“Quadruple shit.” The man reached into his pocket and took out his phone to look at his phone warily. The man glanced to the right, and then to the left before calming rejecting the call and placing it back into his pocket. The phone began to ring the second he had pocketed it. The man let out a sigh before he quickly rejected the call once more before turning off his phone. He stood up slightly dazed before bending down to pick up the tail.

 

With a swift flick of the wrist the nothingness that was the end of the alleyway vanished and the noise of the outside world once more filled the alleyway. The man’s universe and the world’s universe merged back together.  The man peeked his head out of the alleyway before causally strolling out onto the street. “Let’s hope no one too curious saw that little scramble eh?”

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Journal Entry #12

Yep. I suck.

This is precisely why I don’t make promises to myself or to the Internet anymore.

I swear it now on Kril- on my honour as an Internet denizen (which is like with nothing) that I will most definitely and defiantly post what I’ve promised to post!

On the other side of things I found a site where I can download all the anime songs I want!

Yay! It makes me all fuzzy and happy on the inside! I do indeed love it.

I may or not have gained over a hundred songs on my iPhone because of it, but well you know. You do what you got to do eh?

My bike ride to school will never be boring! Or filled with just Glee and Blink-182! Yes. That was the two main sources of music on my iPhone until now. Glee and Blink-182.

Shut up. I’ve no taste in music. Everything sounds good to me basically so I really never has a discerning taste for it. Still, it did make for Glee to be a much more interesting show for me in the beginning if its run. Now however…

Oh I also have a couple JoCo songs. Shop Vac and Baby Got Back are some of my favourites.

Man music is such an odd thing? It’s just a series of collisions and crashes done by a bunch of air particles that we interpret to have more order and sense then other collections of crashes and collisions. These collisions are somehow also more appealing to our brain and can control a huge amount of chemical releases. Music eh?

Imagine what music must be like to a deaf person or to a like deaf animal. Do they understand the concept behind it? They couldn’t right. I mean sure they haven’t experienced before hand by couldn’t music be likened to that of a art piece or even a physical feeling?

The sound of soft music being like a soothing massage. Whilst the huge roar of rock and roll can be something like a friend grabbing you by the shoulders and shaking you.

Can they even perceive sound? Are there other senses heightened where the can feel sound? Is there a way for a deaf person to understand sound or will it be just as Useless as trying to teach a blind person what the colour red is?

Wait, is that useless? Could they grasp what red means? The ideology, the themes, the connotations that come with the colour red. I don’t know. I’ve always had my senses, so I really couldn’t tell if someone without a sense could tell.

I once had to write a speech about which sense I would be okay with losing. I said smell.

I look back now though and I think. How would life be without smell? No wafting smell of bacon in the morning, or no fresh sting of cut grass, no impactful goodbye of rainfall.

How could I choose any one sense. I don’t know. The world is here to be sensed, so how could I give a sense up?

Late Post #2: Wow I Just Forgot

Wow. I just forgot abut yesterday’s post.

I mean wow. It didn’t even cross my mind until after I posted today’s post but, I just forgot a day eh?

Whelp. That ain’t cool. What to do…

I guess I’ll post that first bit of my NaNoWriMo tomorrow as well as something else to make up for it.

I’ll post he first five thousand words or so. Probably more just in order to make it a clean cut.

Well joyous occasion. I love editing and proof reading. Love it to death I do.

But we’ll, that’s what for not really following through win what I said was going to do.

I am a man of my word (sort of) and I will right this wrong!

Tomorrow’s going to be a lot of work eh?

MTG: Dragon’s Maze

Today I attending the Dragon’s Maze prerelease. We were given a total of two guild packs and then a couple new packs in order to construct a minimum fourth card deck.

I chose the guilds Boros and Rathkos (I think I spelled those right) and I ending up making a red/white aggro deck win a splash of black removal

It was fun. Although I didn’t make it top eight I still got quite a few packs and really overall just had tons of fun playing.

From what I saw there are quite a few good rares in this set. The uncommon and commons could be better but when you have things like Assemble the Legion and that black/blue four/four with protection from creatures, you know that a this set is good.

I personally didn’t have the best of draws. I got no mythic rares, but I did get he Boros leader and a Frontline Medic so I’ll probably be building a Boros battalion deck.

My stock of cards has increased quite a bit so I’m happy and I’ll be even happier when I can start building.

Hataraku Maou-sama: Episode 4

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Another fun episode of Hataraku Maou-sama that not only brightens my day but also makes me laugh, albeit this episode was a bit more plot heavy and had a overall grimier tone than usual, it still doesn’t take away from the fun.

We start off right where the last episode left off with a super buff and strong Maou easily saving the lives of several hundred people. Emila is confused for a very valid reason, as the bane of existence the center point of all the hate in all of Ente Isle is casually saving the lives of so many. After some quick back story where we see Emila go through a very happy childhood which then in line with every single RPG ever leads to a much darker adventure. She taken from her home at a very young age and put into the custody of the church, her father the sole light in her world is snuffed out and the entire village she is from is turned into ashes in front of her. Emila quite right enraged takes up the holy sword (she is half angel, her dad obviously being quite the ladies man to be able to pick up a angel) amd charges forward to save her world and avenge her father!

Fast forward a while and you get to the current time where Chiho now awake is quickly recognized by one of the police officers to be the sergeant’s daughter. The sergeant who turns out to be the same man that Maou-sama first used his magic on, which is why Chiho can apparently hear the voices of other people in a different universe.  Anyways she runs off to meet her dad alone, because you know, you can’t really tell your dad that you nearly died because you were out on a date with the guy that he arrested a couple months ago.

Emila and Maou talk some more before the uncomfortably interested girl that works at Emila’s workplace comes over and invites Emila to stay over at her place. Well, the fanfiction I- that could be written. Ashiya comes back to grovel to Maou and demand a punishment for not protecting him (he seems like an M eh?) and Maou of course (as a good S) denies Ashiya a punishment. The two of them return home, while Emila has to refuse several advances from strangely interested workplace girl (I mean really, can’t you catch the hint by now?). We get some more character building and then blam! We’re at tomorrow morning.

Emila is once more at Maou’s house and the two of them get talking some more. Emila ends up in tears of sadness/frustration/anger/(iunno) and then Maou just about to apologize is interrupted when Chiho walks in and totally misinterprets the situation. Chiho runs out crying and before Maou can run to correct the misunderstanding the really weird land lady comes back in. She says some stuff and then blam!

We cut to Chiho who bumps right into strange creepy man number two. Strange creepy man is revealed to be Demon General Lucifer, and Maou and Co. arrive just in time to pose for the end scene.

So, this week’s episode didn’t contain as many jokes and well it was different. Sill good, and the jokes they did have were still funny but well there was a lot more character information given and a clear back story for Emila. Maou also was dropping some hints about his true nature and that he might not be all that seems to be. The side characters got some more light on them too, with Minty being super creepy. By the looks of it, Emila’s party members the lumberjack who’s also a genius tactician and the priestess will be joining us next week, so let’s expect some more jokes! Well after we deal with Lucifer.

Devil Survivor 2: The Animation: Episode 4

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Finally after a long week of waiting we get thrown once more into the SNAFU that Devil Survivor 2: The Animation has become. After killing off one of the main characters Devil Survivor 2: The Animation is entering bad end territory.

We start right after the last episode ended with Hibiki and Co. still in shock over the death of Keita. You’re death was pretty much in vein Keita. If Hibiki was going to die, his death clip would have been sent to everyone and therefore he was currently at a stage where he couldn’t die. Anyways, loop holes, aside the death clips are proving to have a much greater potency compared to the midnight channel or even Mirai Nikki’s DEAD ENDs.

Hibiki and Co. are quickly brought back to base in order to help defend against Merak the second Septentrione (leaving Keita’s body to be eaten by crows). At this point I was getting some major Evangelion vibes. The cold commander who doesn’t care about the numerous deaths that Merak is causing (which is a crap load. I’m quite shocked at how many people actually died in this episode.) and really just wants the main character to suck it up and kill the thing that’s bent on the destruction of humanity. Only Yamato isn’t bent on reviving his dead wife and doesn’t have a creepy clone of his dead wife either, heck I’m pretty sure he doesn’t have a dead wife or a wife at all for that matter. In fact I’m pretty sure that, at least in the game, his main interest was Hibiki. Although to be fair as a JRPG anyone and everyone is paired up with the main character at some point so… there’s that.

Anyways Hibiki goes into a minor Heroic BSOD (trope!) and just stands on his high perch as he watches people die. As in he’s on top of a building and he’s been ordered to wait and watch. While that goes on though, Daichi gets assigned to the medical squad as his demons are horribly under-leveled, something that the JP’s personal states outright. Merak, by the way, is at level twenty-two and quite easily destroys the squad of tanks, the squad of Itsumades (killing a crap load of people in the process) and easily kills the squad of Angels (a level fifteen Divine demon).

Meanwhile again, Nitta is chatting with Hinako who proves to be a Hibiki/Nitta shipper (trope!) who causally suggests that Nitta find Hibiki to help him recover form his Heroic BSOD. With everyone given an assigned role the team roles off! Hinako by the is with the squad of Angels. Nitta just missed Hibiki as he recovers from his BSOD and rushes off into battle on top of his white st- tiger. Daichi continues to whine and really just be demerit to the team. Hibiki runs off into battle and then trips on his face and ends up killing a ton of people as they rush to protect him.

Yeah the team is doing super. Hinako nearly dies, her Liliam barely making it out of the blast that decimates the Angel squad. Of course she does push Hibiki out of the way of another blast and suffers a large injury in the process. For a second I thought that she was going to die, but well no dead face message no death is my logic for her survival. Hibiki quickly gets back up to realize that Merak just flew past him and towards what Hibiki was supposed to be protecting (nice, you idiot) and all is loss.

Wait no. It’s time for the side characters to shine! Nitta (flanked by a squad of Jambavan a level thirteen demon of the Genma family) showing her power summons a ridic- wait no. She summons Kikuri-Hime a level twenty-seven demon form the Megami family, which albeit is a huge jump from her Pixie and her Ogre is still not as overpowered as Hibiki’s Byakko which in all honesty shouldn’t be having that much trouble with Merak… Sure in the game he had a slightly annoying power, but still at the super high level Byakko is, Merak should be cake.

Which when Hibiki finally gets’ all the way out of his Heroic BSOD with the help of Anguished One, Merak proves to be well the level twenty-two he is. Hibiki makes short work of him and after lowering his guard dies from a stab wound by Merak’s dying breath.

Well no, he get’s saved by a mystr- Ronaldo Kuriki the one guy in the game that hates JP’s and is still a okay guy. Ronaldo (and Hagen a level thirty-nine demon of the Hero family) quickly kidnaps Hibiki after saving him. Yep. What a nice guy. Nitta is seen shouting for him and that’s the episode.

Great episode. It’s totally diverging from the game so I’m as in the dark as the normal watcher when it comes to what is going to come next, but my best guess we’re going to be introduced to some new people. Most likely Otome Yanagiya and Fumi Kanno as it seems that’s she woken and will be needing some medical attention.

Journal #10

As I write my first double digit journal entry I can’t help but realize that the majority of post seems to have become journal entries. This troubles me as this blog’s main function was not to facilitate me ranting and raving about my day but instead to simply relax and enjoy the small joys that I have in life.

Therefore I will now be trying my best to avoid journal entries. Instead I will be putting up more writing and gaming posts. If I’m really stuck I’ll simply google a word of the day and use that to write a poem.

Hopefully this will help make this blog a lot better. Heck if I’m really stuck I’ll proofread and edit my NaNoWriMo story and then post that up. I have a lot of material to draw from so I shouldn’t be having to resort to journal entries.

Anyways I’m looking forward to tomorrow as anime posts are quite fun to blog about and I’m also looking forward to the new episodes.

To start my new leaf I’ll write something.

A single tear can drown a colony of microbes.
A single tear can rain a torrent on the air.
A single tear can break the strongest of backs.
A single tear can drop at any moment.
A single tear can relief a burden.
A single tear can shatter a hope.
A group of tears can do all that and more.
A group of tears can signal joy or sadness.
A group of tears can be shed over years.
Tears tear apart your facade.
Tears show who you are.
Tears are all I ever am.
I am all.
There.
All I am.
Sure.
Am I all?
Right.
Yes.
I shed no tears.
For tears are not for me.
They are me.
So I keep them.
A single tear can yield hope.