Apr. 2nd, 2017

beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I listened to a Torchwood audio, the one with Queen Victoria.
I feel I should have liked it better, except I'm busy being frustrated with technology.

The little handheld games thingy is going back, it's too annoying and boring.
And the new box I played the Torchwood CD on is... not optimal. The old box could change the display so it was blank while playing music. This one has a screen saver instead. Except the screensaver is rubbish and has a still background, so I don't see how that's supposed to help.

I don't know if it would always be like that or if there's ways to change the settings so it just goes blank. There's ways to turn the TV off and play music through attached speakers, so that's probably what they expect you to do. But I haven't attached speakers.

I think I'm going to play with the sound settings a lot though. Probably turn the bass up? I don't know what's not quite the thing, but it's definitely not quite something.

It's super frustrating having new stuff that's supposed to be better but you don't yet like.

The actual plot of the Torchwood adventure had Her Majesty running around having adventures and talking to the immortal man about getting old. So it has ingredients I'd usually consider interesting. But between upstairs doing something that sounds annoying and the audio settings being a thing and the stupid tiny stuff like the way the recorder box no longer displays the time so I put a battery in the TARDIS and now it ticks... I'm just too niggly irritated to have opinions on Torchwood today.

Also today was another two hour phone conversation with mum. So that was interesting. Though I feel like we both need more people to talk to.

I shall go find something to do that is not annoying.
... or not the same sort of annoying...
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I been re reading game rules, reading about Buffy, and then hearing my neighbours
and it occurred to me that there are many and varied ambiguous situations where you're not sure what is what
and it might seem simple, like someone says Help Me so you call for help, but even then it's so much context and room for error
and even apparently familiar situations with a simple script can just be all sorts.

So then I think

And Sunnydale denial never made much sense to me, because the rule is It's Always Real. Right?
So you see and hear and figure it's ... well, anything from demons to vampires to werewolves, all sorts of things.

unless said supernaturals have really blatantly introduced themselves
there's always all this interpretation work.

And Sunnydale has been giving out a wrong framework for interpretation
stuff about gangs and drugs
except there were gangs, cause one of them ended up zombies, so it's not so much wrong as misapplied.

And most people mostly don't have to do this figuring out.
So anyone encountering Bad will just try and figure it for the first time based on limited data, in the dark, and while they were thinking of something else and going somewhere.

And maybe a lot of them figure I can't have seen that, I didn't seen that, oops. That's not helpful. But interpretation errors were supposed to seem more easy than actual supernatural beings, so maybe nothing gets done about stuff.

Like, probably still the correct response is to call the police, and then the police would do the further figuring, but Sunnydale police may have had the knowings anyway.

But just random people figuring out What Do?

I can see how they'd continue not to figure.

... which is pretty scary.


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