Have you ever walked into a house with a lot of dogs and you have to spend about five minutes sitting on the floor, getting reacquainted with them? Because that's what's happened to me now, only its not dogs. Tsviets everywhere, lining up for
character re-evaluations, with lots of me going, "Hi! Hiiii~! Yes, I've missed you too! Hello!" Except I don't think I'm allowed to grab Weiss' face and give him a nuzzle without losing my limbs. Painful metaphor aside, readingchick
has me writing the Tsviets again, if only because she wrote an amazing piece
that anyone who hasn't read it ought to read. For realsies.
The whole thing is likely to be a series of character studies in Silent Hill's hospital level settings, probably having them find some data there because all their computers are dead so Shelke can't just Net Dive. So, a crossover with Silent Hill's natural psychological-horror bent applied to the Tsviets. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to justify their being there. I already used my yearly "They are here because I said so" card on my (first and only) Sengoku Basara fanfic
, so I hate to resort to the same trick twice. Plus Weiss is all, "You've known us for YEARS! You can do better than 'because I said so.'" Part of me wants to be all, "Ooo~ What about Portal technology?" That drags a whole other canon to reconcile into it. I badly want this to actually be canon Tsviets because, aside from that Mary Sue thing and two other things, I don't really write them canonically. So I need to mix Dirge canon in such a way that will allow me to plunk them into Silent Hill.
Then there's the problem of which
Silent Hill to plunk them into? Do I use the "Semi-scary if you squint at it" version from SH1? The dreary, depressed sad of SH2? The droning, stalker-y horror from 3? 4's desolate swing-and-miss? 5's pathetic excuse for a hospital level? Or 0rigin's updated version of 1? I'm going with 0rigins because the puzzle parts offer some good scenes, but also because there's an asylum a few blocks away and I could see some creepy things going down in there.
So, my actual life is going well. I meet with my advisers next week about the Independent Study, which I've started doing the psychology research for. Expect ramblings that don't fit into the paper to make it here. I had a little trouble getting the books for my Math Literature course, but they're coming in now, so I'm not particularly worried anymore. I've also started a work-out regime, which leaves me very energetic, but sore the next day. I'm thinking its just the new "Hey, you're using these muscles now!" feeling.
Off to read for Math Lit, before getting some serious fanfic done at work!