was this a reference to HOME????? like i never got all the way through but including the last cat that was basically the equivalent of Hugo, there were five cats i tHINK???? im believing this was a reference to HOME
It’s actually a reference to Neko atsume, but…. I wish I made it a reference to HOME ;u;
Hello there! I played Hustle Cat and loved it to bits! I have a ton of questions if you don’t mind! 1) Does Reese have a crush on Graves? 2) How exactly does Finley’s magic work? (I have my own theory but I’m curious) 3) What exactly happened between Graves and Nacht? 4) How old is everyone? 5) Would you be interested in a potential French translation for the game (knowing there would be technical issues wrt pronouns and spelling that would require some adaptations)? Thanks!
Thank you so much for playing! I’m so happy to hear that! I don’t mind the questions at all, but heads up to others reading this that there are some spoilers below!
my dumbass cat decides 1-2am is Time to Run Around but like, my hearing aids are out. i’m deaf as a doorbell right now. all i can hear is my mouse and keyboard clicking.
i turn around, no cat. nbd. he’s off running somewhere else. i can’t hear where but i know he’s running. i turn back to the computer and then around again within 5 seconds, suddenly there’s a cat, sitting as if he was always there grooming his fur non-chalantly. i turn back to the computer. turn around again, no cat. where did he go? why is he doing this? who the fuck knows.
“Sit, Bob. Good dog. You are the only one who knows the truth, mon petit. You know how your mistress died. You also know, I think, who killed her. He or she passed you by as they laid the trip wire, saying to themselves, "Oh, this is only Bob, a fox terrier. He cannot speak. I am safe.” Such foolishness, n'est-ce pas? But you and I, we know, Bob, that one does not have to speak in order to tell. And you will tell me all, in your own good time.“
Marinette finds herself in an embarrassing and vulnerable situation in front of Chat Noir, yet all he shows her is kindness and support. She begins to focus on Chat Noir just as he begins to think about Marinette more. Can her heart let a stray kitty in?
comment: it gave me a heart attack at first and a heart attack at the end of the chapter honestly i love what they have so far and can’t wait to read more !!
summary: Marinette throws Ladybug away to protect her friends, her partner, and her home. Adrien watches the rest of the aftermath unfold through uncertain eyes. a/n: This idea has been playing on my mind all day, and I decided to write it up. It’s been a little while since I’ve done a non-prompted piece, and this one will certainly be longer than my usual fics. Also, this is my first attempt at a semi-action scene. Any criticism will be welcome! I hope you enjoy this piece, and I hope I got the tone right. warnings: mentions of injuries, blood, and self-harm (though not due to depression). [PART 2]
“Ladybug!” Adrien ran around the rubble, frantically turning his head and trying to spot his partner amidst the aftermath of the chaos.
The entire plaza had been turned on it’s head. Stones had been unearthed, glass made the ground glint with the red of the sun, and the whole area had been evacuated. It was like searching for phantoms in a ghost town.
He didn’t care what person had been infected with the Akuma this time. All that was business said and done.
The entire thing was a blur. Ladybug had been pinned against the wall. His arm throbbed white-hot pain. They were close to blinkering out, and she had…
Adrien shook his head. “Can’t think about that now. Can’t… Ladybug!” Trying to keep his mind focused, his feet pounded against the ground, and he ignored the shooting pains coming from his left arm.
Everything was grey. Dusty. Nothing was there aside from ruined rubble and torn flags.
Adrien’s lungs screamed at him to stop running, and his body forced him to take a few moments to try and catch his breath. He bent over, hands on his knees, trying to steady the labouring wheezes from his throat.
It was when he went to take another step, that the colour caught his eye.
Underneath a broken piece of debris, he saw it. A tiny, bloodied hand, curled out and unmoving.
※ Please do not re-translate into another language
Were you a boy
who liked to read?
J: My mum used
to give me pocket money whenever I wrote a book report. I read books and wrote
many book reports. There were pocket money missions that mum made and the task
with the highest amount of pocket money I could receive was writing a book
report. I think it was 2000 won or 3000 won. I couldn’t receive the pocket
money if I didn’t write book reports properly even if I did finish reading the
Did you enjoy
writing book reports?
J: I think it
was fun. Regardless of how many books I read within one week, if my mum judged
that ‘this book report was written after reading this book accurately’ then she
gave me pocket money that corresponds with it so I think it was very fun. And
then, I got into a habit of reading books.
remember the very first book report you wrote?
J: If I
remember correctly, it was 『Baekgu the Jindo dog that came back』
(laughs). It was when I was really little right? It’s a memorable book. The
books I read were similar to friends of my age. I liked the 『Harry Potter』 series, and there was a
program called 「Exclamation
The phrase ‘Book, book, book. Let’s read books’ was popular (from that program)
and I read a lot of books that were recommended by them later on. I think I was
in middle school during then. Also, I read books that my older sister who is 2
years older than me read too.
Did you receive
a lot of influence from your family on reading books?
J: There were
a lot of books at home because both my mum and dad like to read. So my house
smelt like books a lot. My mum ran a kindergarten and she also used to work at
a community office before that so I think I must have received some influence.
Books are usually read in a private space. So, I think books are very
family-like; because only the people within that space can read it. So I think it’s
hard for someone to know how much the other person reads. There are far more cases
when the books I read don’t overlap with the books that the other person read.
Sometimes there are cases when one concludes that the other person doesn’t read
much thinking ‘Oh that person didn’t read the book that I read?’.
peek around adults’ bookshelves after finishing reading their book. Did you
do that too?
J: I have
books like that too. I felt a sense of rawness when I first read 『Blindness』.
It was amazing because it felt like a fantasy novel when I was young but it
didn’t feel like a fantasy and I could grasp several contexts when I read it
after I got older.
Do you read
the same book several times?
J: I read,
read, read and read again. I read the books I like over again.
What is the
book that you read the most number of times?
J: Kafka’s 『The Metamorphosis』. This
book is somewhat, ‘outrageous’ to express it in modern terms. So I liked it
since I was young. I first read this book when I was in primary or middle
school and I thought ‘They recommend this kind of book to children?’. I really
like short stories too including Edgar Allan Poe’s 「The Black Cat」. I met the person that I want
to be and can admire in 『Demian』. It’s the adults who eventually choose recommended book list for adolescents. So I think (the books I read often) it’s mostly books that are good to
read when you become an adult rather than during adolescents.
『The Metamorphosis』 is
a book known to have the most impressive first sentence, so did it attract you
in an extraordinary way too?
J: I imagined it. It’s about how the protagonist ‘metamorphosed’ into a bug when he woke up. I shared a
room with my older sister back then and I imagined things like if I were to
wake up from this bed and be in the shoes of the novel’s protagonist, would the
window look like this way, how would the desk going to be or how would I be able
to open the drawer. The first 『The Metamorphosis』 that
I read was a large book with illustrations. It was a book with a grotesque black
and white pictures. I read many different versions of 『The Metamorphosis』 but
I think the book of a large size that I first owned had the greatest feeling.
Which book would you choose if you could jump into the world
of a novel for very once?
J: There is a part of introducing books in the radio that I
host and this was the question that I asked to the guests. I didn’t give an
answer as I was the DJ. I quickly played a song because I thought this question
would be hard to answer (laughs). I really, really like fantasy genre so I instantly had a
thought of going into the books of Bernard Werber’s. I hope I am one of the useless characters,
not the protagonist. For example, like a dog that eats brains. It comes out in
Bernard’s 『The Ultimate Secret』. I think being in that
world is enough even if I wasn’t the protagonist.
Are you also
enthusiastic in owning books too?
J: Not really. I
believe that it’s good to read books carelessly, I actually lose things very
Then do you leave
the books that you took during oversea stages at your hotel room without
lingering attachment too?
J: If I read it
all. I told you that I read the same book several times right? So, if I want to
read the book again I buy a new one every time. And I lose it again.
excellent reader! (laughs) Then, is the book reading time a rest to you?
J: Rest is when I
stay absent-mindedly. I think it’s more like a time to agonize than rest. I don’t
think reading books, watching movies or listening to music is a rest in a
perfect sense. It’s more like a preparation period for a creative activity. I
receive a lot of inspiration from the works of other genres like literature.
You’re a musician
who writes lyrics and songs. Some poets complimented on the lyrics of 「View」.
J: It was a topic
that I really wanted to write about for a long time; coloured hearing
phenomenon. It’s a phenomenon where sounds can be seen like colours. It is lyrics about collecting the multisensory imageries of the senses and sixth
sense that people have and materializing it.
tickles curiosity, like 「Orgel」 or 「Gloomy
Clock」. It feels like the story begins with a certain
clue and a certain story keeps going even now.
J: Perhaps I have
a bad taste but I have put in a lot of wicked stories within the lyrics that
seem beautiful in the eyes of others. The lyrics of 「Orgel」 was
written after watching 「The House of Wax」. I am interested in things like a character that has lost his mind
due to the obsession with love. I have a lot of lyrics that was written after
watching movies and books about that kind of thriller or horror. I wanted to
create a spooky atmosphere
in the lyrics of 「Orgel」
with a male protagonist as the narrator who keeps
restraining the person he loves. I wrote the lyrics for 「Obession」 after reading 『Short stories by Edgar Allan
Poe』 and that
was also about the side of a bad love. I wrote 「Gloomy
Clock」 when I was gloomy. It was during when I used to
always say ‘I’m gloomy’ ‘I’m gloomy’ for anything I did. I think I wanted
to give a despicable consolation of ‘You’re not the only one who’s gloomy’.
What does it mean
to write lyrics?
J: There are many
restrictions in the genre of music itself because you have to convey a certain
story very well within a short time frame. It’s attractive because of that but
it’s also difficult because of that too. The character of the person who sings
gives a greater influence as it is short. The hardest thing is writing lyrics
to the melody that I didn’t write. There are cases when I have to integrate and
take out bits in order to write even when I have a large amount of story that I would
like to tell. It’s like when there are only about 20 syllables in a melody and
I have more than 50 letters that I want to write. It means I have to catch only
the important things.
It’s similar to
the process of revising?
J: After going
through several process of picking out, sometimes the lyrics possesses an
impact. In some cases, I end up getting rejected after repeating the work of
adding it to here and adding it to there. I have been continuously writing
lyrics with this concept and I think there are melodies that can express well
than others in the end. Writing lyrics is a peculiar work as that.
You named your
first book as 『Skeleton Flower』, and it is also your song
too. What was the driving force in releasing your book?
J: I think
releasing the book was solely for my personal desire. I have a habit of delving
into a word and I was into the word ‘belongingness’ that time. Literature and
movies explain introduction, development, turn and conclusion of a story; the before and after of a
story. But music doesn’t have that. It’s very free. So when I was writing, I
wanted my imagination and writing to belong to my music. I wrote wishing that
the story of this book influences this music and the story of this music
influences this book… I was able to write and release my book not only through
the power of the book but also because of the music and the lyrics that I have
been writing. So it feels more like collecting the lyrics rather than writing a
You named your
first book as a novel collection, why did you decide to pick a form of a novel?
J: It was easy
to express the ‘belongingness of imagination’ that I told about through a form
of a novel. The reason why is because there are many ways of expression within
the genre of a novel itself. So there are a form of interviews, stories and
even letters in the novel that I wrote. I chose novel because I had a personal
desire of trying to write these things all at once. But I regretted later on thinking
‘Ah, it’s hard’. I regretted thinking I am not a person who could write these kinds
of things (laughs). Hemingway once said it. All drafts are rubbish (laughs).
People say music is something great but I know it isn’t something that great as
I do music. But arts in the form of writing still remain as an object of huge
admiration and fantasy to me. So I hope that writing could be something like
music to me too. Fantasies are shattered once we conquer it. I hope this
fantasy breaks one day.
Do you listen
to music when you read books?
J: No, never. I
have to read the book only if I want to read it and listen to music only if I
want to listen to it.
Do you have a
book you’re newly working on?
J: I do but I
think it’s going to take a very long time. I think it’s really important to
leave as time flows by. If I have a bowl of this size, that means I have a work
I can publish until I fill up that bowl. If there’s something lacking in the
things that filled up that bowl, then I believe I can only be able to publish
the work with the bowl that’s filled up only that much. I have been doing so
many activities to the extent that I feel like I have used up all the things, even
the outside shells, that was in my bowl last year and the year before. It feels
like I have even used up the scent that was seeped in that outside shell…. I am waiting
for it to be filled up again.