Mmmm. Much love for this. <3 I always love a good PH smut fic.
Why thank you! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. I wasn't sure I could pull off the idea but in the end I had a lot of fun with it.
Creepy! I don't play the games, but all the imagery is really spooky!
I slept with the lights on when I played Silent Hill 2 and I was thirty-nine years old. :/
I'm glad you liked it! It was actually fun to write. *looks around nervously* But I thought I'd never get through the smut part.
That's really good, but I'm not sure I completely understand what it is about :/
Oh well, this is SH anyway...
The idea is ... or is supposed to be... that Pyramid Head was James from the beginning. James came back to Silent Hill because he was Pyramid Head born into the outside, kind of the same way that Cheryl came back because she was Alessa (only not with same dynamic), and the Mary thing was more of an extra thing that happened because James was doomed from the start.
But I think I did rather drop the ball explaining that. I wanted to make it clear without sounding pedantic, but I think it didn't work.
Or maybe the point is "PH and James go at it" and I guess I did make that point.
Thank you for reading anyway and I'm glad it was enjoyable in some way... XD
Edited at 2008-01-04 09:11 am (UTC)
Wow, that's a cool idea.
Don't be sad, I suspect that was rather me being stupid :(
Judging from the other comments, it probably wasn't you. Then again, if it comes off as not 100% making sense, in Silent Hill that probably is OK, so I'll live with it.
That icon... *dies*
Thanks very much for reading. I'm glad if it was an effective story.
What a fantastic concept, James is Pyramid Head, but in a literal sense.
I'm always hearing the same old "manifestation of guilt, punisher, sinner, etc." but it always seemed too simple. This really kicked my SH2 theories back into gear.
Thank you so much! I vary in how much I think Pyramid Head = James (not that I'm denying what Konami says about it, but I play with the ideas in fic and in my head) and then it sort of hit me that maybe he could be James in a whole different way. I'm so glad if it came off well.
2008-01-06 03:07 am (UTC)
Very interesting concept. You did good with portraying the emotion/thought in it too, very good. great job and, though short, a good read.
Thank you very much!
I usually write things that are even shorter... but I agree that this one was short, and I wish I had taken more time to develop the central theme. But if it still worked for you, I'm glad!
That was one hell of a mindfuck. When I saw the summary, I thought this would be a fic of PH punishing James. I didn't expect James to be PH in the literal sense of the word!
I'm tempted to write one where James turns into PH, and then we see James wandering into the hotel. Meaning that this James was the other PH who appears and not the James that we've been following throughout the game.
But this idea is good too. Kudos on writing it so effectively!
Thank you! I really wanted to do a twist on James = PH and I'm so glad if it was effective.
That's a cool idea too. I think that really works, James as the second PH. Because it appears relatively mysteriously (even though there is an explanation as to why there's another one) and James by then has accepted the truth.
I liked both these fics (this one and the Maria one). With Maria PH is sort of her tool, her henchman, which is an interesting idea in itself. Very evil. PH as a lurking boy toy made me laugh.
This one has that hatesex thing going on. That which disgusts and horrifies me turns me on, which is fun to explore. He's finally (literally) embracing his faults.
Thanks so much for reading!
I seldom write hatesex, but with this "pairing" it just makes too much sense. And it was a way to work it out consensually (if in an extremely dark and twisted way.)
I'm glad you liked the other one too. When I rewatched the cut scene with my fic in mind and saw Pyramid Head coming up behind her it was almost funny. (As opposed to when I was playing the game with a serious sense of dread.) So I'm glad the fic turned out funny too.
I think there's a little of me that sometimes wishes PH was a lurking boy toy rather than a homicidal rapist maniac. But I didn't say that.
Oooh, cool take on it! :D I enjoyed reading this. The concept was fuzzy to start with, but having it laid out crystal clear right from the beginning would probably have ruined the dawning understanding. Nicely done!
Thank you so much! I was actually afraid I hit everyone in the head with the concept, so in a way I'm glad if it was fuzzy... well, as long as you understood it.
I'm so glad you liked this. It's a hard pairing to write.
This is so twisted and sick, I love it. Everything you write just exudes excellence. ♥
oh james, why you do that, sir :< poor guy is so beyond fucked.
*blush* Thank you so much. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. I had fun playing with the concepts.
I need to write more for this claim. I think I'm starting to feel sorry for James. XD
I have always felt bad for James. ♥
probably because as gamer with him as the protagonist, you assume his role If he'd made it to a court, he definitely could've pled insanity. D:
I know what you mean about assuming the role! About halfway through (I'm slow) when it him me that
"I" might not exactly be a classic good guy or even a tortured angsty one, I said "Wow, I love this game."
I remember learning about dissociative fugue in psychology class. Much as I usually hesitate to diagnose fictional characters I said "Hey, I know who had this one!"
Oh, absolutely. James could be the poster child for it.
I'm still a firm believer that nobody in that game existed except James, Laura, and Mary.
I think there are a bunch of levels of existence once you hit Silent Hill. Which characters used to exist on the relatively normal level or could ever theoretically leave gets especially weird in Silent Hill 2 I think.
Sometimes I wonder if James ever leaves even in the endings where he seems to. (I guess "Leave" is a pretty clear title though...)
Edited at 2008-04-29 05:12 am (UTC)
The "Maria" ending is the creepiest to me, honestly; when she coughs at the end, it sends a chill down my spine. James is doomed to repeat everything...
I got the "In Water" ending first, though, and let me tell you, I cried for an hour straight. It was like two in the morning and I was sitting alone, in the dark, on my bedroom floor, staring up at the screen as a miserable wreck. 8D;
I actually only played the game once and I got "In Water." I was really moved by it too.
But yeah, the "Maria" ending is extremely creepy. Then again I did a post-"Leave" fanfic where Laura wasn't really entirely on the same level of existence (not that I think that's canon) and was psychologically torturing James.
(I like Maria though. She's like "the dark lady.")
XDD your icon ♥
Same here, but I then watched the others on youtube or something.
Laura is the only character in all of Silent Hill that I genuinely hate, because she's the game's way of not just pointing out James' guilt, but RUBBING IT IN HIS FACE. During the "True" scene, when she's just screaming at him over and over, "You killed her, James! You killed Mary! I hate you! I hate you!", I can't even take it.
Oh Silent Hill, you and your wild-mass guessing. This was awesome by the way. <3
Thank you so much! It was fun to write once I got the idea.