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Riona ([personal profile] rionaleonhart) wrote2017-10-17 08:57 am

Fanfiction: Close Your Eyes (Danganronpa V3, Shuichi/Kaito, Shuichi/everyone)

This fic very much reflects the way I played this game; I completely forgot about everything else and spent hours trying to get all the love hotel scenes.

Kokichi, it turns out, is extremely fun to write.

Title: Close Your Eyes
Fandom: Danganronpa V3
Rating: light R
Pairings: Shuichi/everyone, but especially Shuichi/Kaito
Wordcount: 2,100
Summary: Shuichi develops an unfortunate addiction to the love hotel.
Warnings: Spoilers up to the end of chapter two of Danganronpa V3. Dubcon themes (it's probably not morally great to have sex with someone in a shared dream if they don't know it's a shared dream).

Close Your Eyes )
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Riona ([personal profile] rionaleonhart) wrote2017-10-13 09:43 pm

In The Darkness.

I am obsessed with Danganronpa V3's Love Hotel scenes. These are optional scenes where you and another character have a shared dream in which you play a role in their private fantasy, and you apparently remember it afterwards, but they don't. This raises all sorts of interesting questions, some ethical, some great for fanfiction. How do you deal with having these intimate memories of someone that they don't share? Or, if the player is as determined to get all the Love Hotel scenes as I am, how do you deal with having intimate memories of everyone around you that they don't share?

Below the cut, I'm going to give brief thoughts on all the Love Hotel scenes, because I can. Be warned that some of these scenes are pretty fucked up and a couple of them involve sexual threat. (The fucked-up scenes are my favourites, inevitably.) There are spoilers for the first chapter of Danganronpa V3.

It's pretty clear from these scenes that the protagonist is bisexual, which is pretty neat! A bisexual videogame protagonist isn't something you see every day.

Thoughts on the Love Hotel scenes in Danganronpa V3. )

I have a pre-established tendency to 'ship Dangan Ronpa protagonists with every other character in their games. This mechanic does not help at all.
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Riona ([personal profile] rionaleonhart) wrote2017-10-12 07:17 pm

This Is Not Black And White, Only Organised Confusion.

I've just finished Danganronpa V3.

WOW. This was an incredible, frequently distressing, frequently extremely stupid journey. 'Extremely stupid' is not a criticism. I'm so happy.

This entry alludes a couple of times to Love Hotel scenes. I am going to make a fuller entry about Love Hotel scenes when I've seen all of them, because I can't stop thinking about them. More games should let you take any character in the cast to a love hotel.

Spoilers for the entirety of Danganronpa V3. )

The second game is still my favourite in the series, I think, but this is a worthy addition to my collection of videogames about teenagers being horribly traumatised.
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Riona ([personal profile] rionaleonhart) wrote2017-10-10 07:28 pm

Wishing I Had Strength To Stand.

Just finished the fifth chapter of Danganronpa V3!

Spoilers up to the end of Chapter Five of Danganronpa V3. )

One chapter left! Where is this going to go? I'm very nervous.
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Riona ([personal profile] rionaleonhart) wrote2017-10-08 06:56 pm

Fuck, This Hurts, I Won't Lie.

Just finished the fourth chapter of Danganronpa V3.

Spoilers up to the end of Chapter Four of Danganronpa V3. )

why do I play these games
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I wish I thought, 'What jolly fun!' ([personal profile] ruthi) wrote2017-10-08 04:26 am

Book: Heavy by Derek Des Anges

Finished 'Heavy' by Derek Des Anges.

I liked it a lot. I was surprised and happy that it had a hopeful sort of ending.
Given the dark things that happen in the book.

I liked the very distinct character voices, the pull of the story wanting to see what happens to them, the way people grow and change. The dark humour. The way it had poetic streaks once in a while. The way the world was big and had many and varied people in it.

It starts with a feel that reminds me of 1984, which is both a good book and a book I like. It has in it men who were boys who endured a Lord-of-the-Flies like situation. It goes deeper and wider than that: it is a large and interesting world.

I did pause in the middle and went to read a bit of gay erotic romance for fluff, because I got worried for the characters and I needed a bit of a break.

quotes, which may or may not feel like spoilers )

Content notes, possibly incomplete )
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Riona ([personal profile] rionaleonhart) wrote2017-10-06 12:49 pm

All The Walls That You Keep Building.

Reactions to the third chapter of Danganronpa V3!

Spoilers up to the end of Chapter Three of Danganronpa V3. )

Halfway through! I suspect things are only going to get more distressing.
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I wish I thought, 'What jolly fun!' ([personal profile] ruthi) wrote2017-10-05 05:43 am

(no subject)

I did go to the lgbtq tour of the V&A!
I was disappointed that a statue of Mr Stabby - Pierce - I mean St. Sebastian was not included.
But there was an Antinous.

It was interesting and entertaining. And again, lots of walking.

There was an idea of going dancing later that day, but after I got home and sat down, when I got up I discovered that my feet hurt. So I did not go dancing.


This week I attended the Phoenix pub at Cavendish square twice, for two different evenings of comedy:

On Tuesday, Distraction Club with Mitch Benn and the Distractions, and lots of afpers. In the 2nd interval Mitch Benn asks for suggestions of news stories, I had the one about Scotland voting to ban fracking in my mind, as it had been talked about that day, and as it was a positive story. And since people didn't shout out a third story, and since I was in the second row - that is, close enough to be heard - I shouted it out. One: some people cheered at this news. Two: the song was entirely built around that, with a comedy scottish accent and short mentions of the other news stories.
(The beloved pointed out that it was the one happy news story, I said it was just fun to sing "There'll be no fucking fracking 'round here").
There were many and various acts. I especially enjoyed Flo and Joan, who I do not remember having seen before. Here is a song of theirs called Save the Bees on youtube.
Wait, there's a more slickly produced one here:

There was Andrew O'neill and he annoyed me, mostly because he did a song mocking 'Instagram Witches', which is both, what, how prevalent and/or harmful is it that it needs mocking, and two, even if it is that popular, wow, mocking a thing that young women do, how terribly interesting and not at all falling into sexist clich├ęs.
But also I know a couple of women who enjoy a sort of aesthetic which might be called that? and I felt kind of defensive on their behalf.

There were Johnny and the Baptists as surprise last minute guests, and they were good and funny.


There was the Pun Run, which was in aid of charity this time. A gardening mental-health charity.
It was fun and Bec Hill had her amazing flipcharts - they are full of visual puns and they are hilarious. One featured the scary clown from IT, and I thought "she got that done fast", and then she said, on stage, that she'd made it three years ago, and she's really happy it's relevant again.

There were many comedians and it was fun and funny. I'd say would you like to come with me, next time? But only about 6 people read journal websites nowadays, and some of them are not even in London. Maybe next time the beloved will not be on call and will be okay to be in a basement that only gets unreliable wifi for a couple of hours.


On the way home, at the tube station, there was a poster advertising a horror film. There are quotes praising how scary it is, a picture of people looking like they are going camping, heading into a dark forest, and a tag-line: "They should have gone to Vegas" .

There was a mass shooting in Vegas this week, a man shot into crowds and ~50 people died and hundreds were wounded. It is not a good time for this tagline. Poor little tagline, it was doing its best.

I am reading 'Heavy' by Derek Des Anges. 43% through the book, suddenly there are powered exoskeletons. It is surprising and intriguing. I would say it makes me worried for the main characters, but everything has me worried for them. It's set in that kind of world.

The start of the book feels a lot like the book '1984' to me. And it has people in it who are post a 'Lord-of-the-Flies' experience.
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Riona ([personal profile] rionaleonhart) wrote2017-10-04 09:37 am

My Friends Are Fish And They Go To School.

(Yes, I'm keeping up the Linkin Park entry title tradition. Yes, 'my friends are fish and they go to school' is absolutely a real Linkin Park lyric.)

I've finished the second chapter of Danganronpa V3! As with my first-chapter entry, you'll be getting my real-time reactions in the form of my messages to a friend while I was playing.

Spoilers up to the end of Chapter Two of Danganronpa V3. )

This game.