spurious: (you can't stop my feelings!)
just call me L. ([personal profile] spurious) wrote2007-12-18 02:40 am

i have just played the most epic game of oregon trail EVER, i swear to god.



[livejournal.com profile] intoxikatie: this could be a fic. You know, one of those super-angsty ones where they state everything really plainly and emotionlessly for maximum impact?



As soon as they heard the hard accents of kansaiben, all of the people at the trading post looked the other way, pretended not to notice the desperate group of boys approaching them. The fog is so heavy that it obscures the terrain, obscures the dark shadows under everyone's eyes. For a minute Yasu can pretend they're somewhere else; somewhere happier. The food rations dwindle, slowly, and still, no one will trade. Yasu breaks down crying when a woman rejects his offer of an ox for a wagon axle; he can see the stash of spare parts in the back of her wagon. On the day that would have been Ryo's birthday, it rains freezing hail. They huddle together in the wagon and Hina wishes, briefly, that they'd all been washed away down the river.

***

They finally get what they need, after a month of pleading with strangers and scrounging up food from the frozen land. It costs them another ox, but they're moving again. That's when Maru gets sick.

***

It's easy to get lost in the snow. Everything is white, pure white, and flat for miles in every direction. They haven't seen another sign of life in days. It's cold.

***

Maru dies on Christmas day, by the calendar Yasu's pinned up on the inside of the wagon. The ground is frozen solid; it's impossible to bury him. Hina and Yasu pay their respects, quiet and hopeless, and continue on.

***

When Yasu dies, the tears freeze on Hina's cheeks. He stares up at the sky, screaming in hopeless anguish, but he goes on. He knows Yasu would want him to.

***

Hina makes a rule to not think about Kanjani8. He breaks the rule for Yoko, once. "You can't stop my feelings," he says aloud.

***

He's not even sure how he managed to break his leg, but he does his best to set the bone and try to rest. There's almost no food left, and Hina's pretty sure he is just waiting around to die now.

***

Of course he can't repair the wagon wheel, Hina thinks, laughing helplessly to himself, to no one. That would be too easy.

***

Hina starts to scream incoherently at people who refuse to trade with him.

"I should quit being your partner," he says to no one in particular, before trading away his last set of clothing for a new wagon wheel.

***



***

Sometimes Hina would think to himself, just one more setback, one more thing, and I'll give up already. When he woke up one morning and discovered his two remaining oxen missing, he went back to bed. He wished he could sleep forever, but knew he would never get that lucky.

***

Trading was more difficult than ever. People tended to avoid Hina whenever they saw him approach. Maybe it was the whole naked thing.

***

Hina stops boiling water before drinking it. Hopefully he'll get dysentery.

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***

He wonders vaguely about who will find his body. Maybe they could use the spare wagon tongues. Probably not. No one ever wants the wagon tongues.

***

[identity profile] pinkpapyrus.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 07:58 am (UTC)(link)
I BELIEVED HE COULD MAKE IT. :(
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[identity profile] spurious.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 08:00 am (UTC)(link)
DAMMIT, SO DID I. :(
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[identity profile] spurious.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 08:01 am (UTC)(link)
Our beautiful work of art. Aren't you pleased.

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[identity profile] intoxikatie.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 08:01 am (UTC)(link)
YOU LEFT OUT THE PROSTITUTION FOR WAGON WHEEL LOL DON'T BLAME YOU.

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[identity profile] saturnianlove.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 08:05 am (UTC)(link)
lololololol

Probably not. No one ever wants the wagon tongues.
so true. dies dies dies
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[identity profile] spurious.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 08:13 am (UTC)(link)
SERIOUSLY. Fucking wagon tongues. So useless.

[identity profile] soundczech.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 08:08 am (UTC)(link)
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW

NOT ALL OSAKANS ARE TRADERS A:SDLFKDGH:LKS:LAKDF

I REMEMBER THIS GAME A:SLFGKDFSGJL:KSF:LDK
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[identity profile] spurious.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 08:11 am (UTC)(link)
HIS JOURNEY SPANNED LIKE, NEARLY TWO YEARS IN THE GAME. I just kept staring at the screen, laughing in horror. It was just like. One horrible thing after another. iaeurhadfjkd

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kanjani8; sims, fire in the house, subaru and yasu have a child, the player takes away the door to the k8 house and they're stuck inside. make it angsty.
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[identity profile] spurious.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 08:16 am (UTC)(link)
7PY89IUOSJLFKDGAHREBPIOUEJKRSFDASFO;SGRLSIUDFHGBJANDF

FUCKING DEAD.

I AM ALWAYS TRYING TO CONVINCE EMILY THAT IT'S FUN TO PUT SIMS IN WINDOWLESS ROOMS AND WATCH THEM PEE THEMSELVES, CRY, AND STARVE TO DEATH. :( SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE ME.

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ilanala: Akihabara@deep (crying haruto)

[personal profile] ilanala 2007-12-18 08:23 am (UTC)(link)
That is an awfully depressing game of Oregon Trail. Poor Hina.
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[identity profile] spurious.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 08:25 am (UTC)(link)
:( it really was. and yet I just couldn't stop playing.
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[personal profile] thawrecka 2007-12-18 08:36 am (UTC)(link)
I cried a pure, crystalline tear at the beauty of this story.
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[identity profile] spurious.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 04:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! T_T

[identity profile] koneho.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 08:42 am (UTC)(link)
dies. WHY DID EVERYONE HATE THE KANSAIJIN. ):
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[identity profile] spurious.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 04:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I DON'T KNOW :( It was so depressing.

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[identity profile] musikologie.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 08:45 am (UTC)(link)
I think they all died because you turned off the sound. YOU TOOK AWAY THEIR MUSIC. WHAT ELSE WERE THEY GOING TO DO BUT FALL APART AND DIE?
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[identity profile] spurious.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 04:54 pm (UTC)(link)
;aslkdguiaedjklszfgmbn,mrtsrdisaueRdljk dead. do you know what that music sounds like. I would have gone insane after several hours of that.

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[identity profile] acchikocchi.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 08:48 am (UTC)(link)
oh my god

KAT-TUN = the Donner Party, y/n?
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dfybglhjkdff,.snfbgfdfhjk

dead. definitely.

[identity profile] xylodemon.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 08:52 am (UTC)(link)
OMG OREGON TRAIL <33333333333
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[identity profile] spurious.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 04:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Normally it's pretty fun XD this was just...excruciating.

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I. YOU. OMG WHAT IS THIS. ♥
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[identity profile] spurious.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 05:06 pm (UTC)(link)
:D :D :D

[identity profile] ayisse.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 02:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahhhh hahaha I've seen this before.

Every JE band has to have an Oregon trail fic. lol It's the best :Db

XDDD

The tombstone is awesome. I would have that written on my epitaph. XD
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[identity profile] spurious.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 04:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha, yeah, [livejournal.com profile] panpipe did an Arashi one if I remember right. XD

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[identity profile] grasshopper.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 04:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I couldn't read at first because I was laughing too hard, and then I went to find Oregon Trail to download because goddamn I want to play it now. I think Bump of Chicken need to go west.

It's easy to get lost in the snow. Everything is white, pure white, and flat for miles in every direction. They haven't seen another sign of life in days. It's cold.

I fucking love you. Tears of laughter.
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sdufikljagbejrjhadsfn,gmgzxfliuzdjskdfhsd I'm glad you appreciate my arte.

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XD This is hilarious. Where the hell did you find Oregon Trail?!
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[identity profile] spurious.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 04:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Ummm, I can't remember anymore where I downloaded it, but I found an Apple II emulator and an Oregon Trail rom somwhere...

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I. I am glad you didn't do this with KAT-TUN asklfjsdf. I can imagine how it would go, 'WILL STRIP FOR WAGON WHEELS'. slkflakklf.
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uirojkl;sdfgjhiruedsrjlfkdfs dead. oh KAT-TUN. T_T

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ajdaslljkfdaslkj;asdaasfdjlsd

What happened to Subaru, Uchi and Yoko? Were they left behind in the cruel, cruel northeast?

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l;ajfsklja; also I have a cell biology final in an hour and a half and now I can't stop thinking about the potential of a fic where Ryo and Ohkura drown together, choking on each others' last lifebreath. Their forbidden love. ;_;

can't stop laughing.

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[identity profile] panpipe.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course it is Hina's life that would be hardest T_T

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SOBBING ;O;

[identity profile] tentacle.livejournal.com 2007-12-18 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
dfjfkdjafjdkslj I did one of these forever ago with flist members. XD
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[personal profile] molt 2007-12-18 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Seriously epic.

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i used to play that game all the time...haven't played in a while