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Me: I should try writing happier stories/games.
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EB: please write some happy stories in your journal, about lively horses, and conspicuously not about wizards, or sadness.
TT: ... "Happy?"
TT: What is this strange, unsad emotion of which you speak?
EB: yes, this is good.
EB: you see rose, these are jokes.
EB: this are what they look like, do not be alarmed.
TT: Are those the things people say when they want unusual noises to come out of the pliable crescent-shaped holes sometimes found in people's faces?
EB: laughs, rose. laaaughs.
EB: also, those crescenty looking holes where laughs come out of?
EB: those are smiles!
TT: I need to make a note of this.
TT: Excuse me while I open this tome bound in the tanned, writhing flesh of a tortured hellscholar. The screaming will subside shortly.
EB: ok, i will wait patiently.
TT: Continue to not be alarmed as I record your advice with runes stroked in the black tears bled from the corruption-weary eyes of fifty thousand imaginary occultists.
TT: And then brace yourself for the fabled blackdeath trance of the woegothics I will slip into, while quaking in the bloodeldritch throes of the broodfester tongues.
EB: no, rose!
EB: that sort of nonsense is exactly what is out of the question!
EB: i see things are more urgent than i realized.
EB: i will have to venture there straightaway, and slap you right out of that silly old trance!
TT: One is not easily shaken from the broodfester tongues, John.
TT: They are stubborn throes.
EB: well shit.
I have wrote happier stories before (read: fanfiction), but I mostly specialize in bittersweet stories.
I mean, my current project is: "The world is still a post-apocalyptic mess, but there's hope of being rebuilt."
My friend's project I'm helping with is: "The evil will eventually reawaken and some goddesses are still deader than dead, but at least you reunited with your loved one."
I like bittersweet every now and then. Stories like that tend to a lot more realistic when not everyone gets to live happily ever after, and that central chracter you saw die is actually dead and doesn't make a surprise return or is brought back to life cuz reasons.