I look at the Chinese fandom sometimes and I go, Man, sometimes I wish things were that way. Sure, they have anal-as-hell policies sometimes, but it helps to keep the dreck out. If you're not familiar with them: Chinese fandoms are extremely strict. They also have the best resources. Sure, sometimes the things you have to do to get those resources are along the lines of, say, if I scanned the Abyss manga, then opened up a friends-locked community and put it there. And said that only if you commented 25 times on my LJ, with comments that actually said something and were more than 25 words long, could you be invited to join that community. Oh, and also, I could say that if I saw my scans anywhere else, if anyone did anything with my scans that I didn't like - make icons, make banners: I'd kick them from my community.
I'm so tired of being nice. I'm generally pretty tolerant, but sometimes: I've really had it up to here. I've met some great people in the fandom, yes. And yeah, it's ... generally, an okay place. Some days, it's a great place. But, my heavens, I've also been on the receiving end of a lot of dreck, more than any other fandom I've ever been in. It makes me tired and exhausted and as emo as Asch and Arietta put together and replicated as many times as Van has badtouched Luke. It makes me want to shut myself in my room and play Evanescence and Linkin Park and Simple Plan and waaaaaaaaaiiiiiiillllllll all day long. It's such an effort not making emo posts on LJ, and I can't be bothered with it any more. When I play FFXII I am THANK YOU FOR NOT BEING ABYSS.
I know damn well that when people emo, it makes OTHER PEOPLE EMO. But sometimes I JUST WANT TO EMO TOO, DAMN IT AND CURSE IT ALL TO the cheegles. I hate the person I'm turning into!
I'm sick of being Guy! I want to be Van, and abuse a lot of things!
I'm sick of being the gardener, I want to be the flower for once!
It is so hard being nice that sometimes I just don't want to post any more! Deep down inside, I like watching Asch suffer as much as I like watching people cry.
If you're reading this, you're
If you're an Abyss fan and see this, drop a hint in the comments and I'll scan the official Ion-Arietta extra today. *grin* I'm not a great fan of Ion-Arietta, but I'll do it for Abyss.
If you aren't an Ion-Arietta fan, drop a hint and I'll scan you something you like. XD Or link you fanart. XD I just wanted to say THANK YOU FOR reading this! XDDD
I wouldn't have read it myself: emo posts make me laugh, or piss me off. *laughing* XD
I was gonna write something like I'M LEAVING THE FANDOM! GOODBYE AND GOOD RIDDANCE TO ALL OF YOU! but I was laughing too hard to do it.
How Tales of the Abyss 2 Will Happen
1. End-game Van will turn out to be a replica Van created for himself*.
*Tales of the Abyss 3: Van will have created a the third massive Abyss replica facility for the purposes of replicating him. You fight him thirty times in the game, unless you do the optional side quests, in which you may fight him up to 99 times.
2. Mr. Ending will turn out to be neither Asch nor Luke, but Van.
3. It will not be a new game, but Tales of the Abyss from the Rokujinshou perspective. Your six party members will be the six God-Generals. You win the game if you defeat the Luke-tachi.
4. Rem Tower will be revealed to have been a sly and cunning plan on the part of the replicas to substitute their own people in the place of Luke and Asch, taking advantage of the chaos of Rem to replace both Luke and Asch with replicas. Your first mission in the new game is to rescue them both.
Asch won't thank you for it.
5. It will be Tales of the Abyss for the Ages 3 to 6 market. You play a cheegle.
Also, Asch is a lot like Mieu. Why, you say? It's because life kicks him around as much as Luke kicks Mieu around. Asch's relationship with Life is exactly like Luke's relationship with Mieu, right down to the whole steps-on-top of him and grinds-him-into-the dirt bit. Also, I wrote this fic where Asch and Mieu switch bodies. Which means Asch gets to get stuffed into the item bag and attempt to set Luke on fire and bite Luke, a lot. And also that Mieu-in-Asch's body gets to mieu dolefully in a corner, has to wear the Sorceror's ring around his finger, and forgets whose body he's in and crawls into Luke's bed to sleep. Not to mention that he's all fascinated with those whole thing about fingers, because cheegles only ever have paws, and the Revelation of the Century happens when he finds out what to do with fingers, #1 being, Master! Master! Now I can hold your hand!
And today I think I shall renounce Asch/Luke and Guy/Luke and my love for Mieu, and devote myself now and forever to my one and only TRUE Abyss OTP. Which is more canon than all of them, and has the added benefit of Van in it. I think from today onwards I shall only ever write fic for this pairing and set it to Beyonce and Shakira songs, as Asch is clearly Shakira, and Luke is Beyonce. If you think this is a joke, go watch the Beautiful liar MTV.
beautiful liar MTV. Also, the original lyrics.
Like I said, Asch is Shakira and Luke is Beyonce. Of course this song is entirely Asch/Van/Luke.
[Shakira] You never know
[Beyonce] Why are we the ones who suffer
[Shakira] I have to let go
[Beyonce] He won't be the one to cry
[Beyonce] (Ay) Let's not kill the karma
(Ay) Let's not start a fight
(Ay) It's not worth the drama
For a beautiful liar
[Shakira] (Oh) Did he laugh about it
(Oh) It's not worth our time
(Oh) We can live without 'em
Just a beautiful liar
[Shakira] I trusted him, but when I followed you, I saw you together
[Beyonce] I didn't know about you then 'till I saw you with him again
[Beyonce] You stole everything, how can you say I did you wrong (Asch is normally Shakira, except here, where he is Beyonce)
[Shakira] You never know
[Beyonce] When the pain and heartbreak's over
[Shakira] I have to let go
[Beyonce] The innocence is gone
[Shakira] Tell me how to forgive you
When it's me who's ashamed (This is why Asch is Shakira)
[Beyonce] And I wish could free you
Of the hurt and the pain (And this is why Luke is Beyonce)
(Both) But the answer is simple
He's the one to blame (this is why Van gets to be your cheatin' heart.)