The looping area of the vine desert really, really affects me. I always hate going there for the Towel effect; I always end up close to tears at the pure, raw, LONELINESS of the place. I'm all alone, it's silent, I'm hopelessly lost, it's just miserable. The Barracks are pretty awful too, but at least there are /people/ there. The desert is just traumatically lonely.
Lately it's meant a lot more to me; since my parents are splitting up, I've found myself alone in the house a lot more than I used to, and I hate the quiet loneliness. I have seriously cried in that desert.
As for characters... Gee, Masada affects me the most. It's probably just me projecting onto him, but I see him as the special friend who, imaginary or not, is always there for you when you need him. You can always go to him for comfort and company, and that really affects me, as I always worry that I'm a nuisance to my friends. The idea of someone who will unconditionally love and accept you is a powerful one to me.
That's why Poniko kinda gets me, too- She looks friendly and her home is pretty, but you can't tell what she's thinking or if she's actually annoyed and wanting you to go away. Uboa is, to me, the way it feels when you think your friend might just be faking for your benefit.
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