||[Sep. 13th, 2004|09:14 am]
I am... ~quick look~ 13 pages into Mephisto, now.
It's very slow going. It's a little dated, having been released in 1988, originally. Er. So the story starts in the "Most Dangerous Area" of Shinjuku, after the demon quake (trans?). Family is running through the streets arguing over whether their 10 month old child should be killed quick or whether he should be seen by "that doctor." "That doctor" finally comes onto the scene, who is... dun-dun-da-dun... Mephisto! He says he'll take the child, but since he's treating the child, it's the child who will have to pay his price. Angst and argument about the child possibly losing his soul. Eventually, the youngest of the family puts the kid on the ground and tells him to choose. He chooses Mephisto.
Then Mephisto is attacked by a very strange guy who floats in the air. He defeats him by snuffing his will to live. The guy floats into a barbed wire fence which is also electrified, gets toasty, and dies. Some. Then he tries to get up and dies more.
...yes, this is paraphrased and somewhat intended to be silly. But honestly, this book gives me a splitting headache. It has a high preponderance of sentences that confuse me as to which of the characters in the scene is doing what to whom. I'll post an example later.
Er, aside from that, ~400 words this morning. They're probably not very good words, but I'll take what I can get.
And GOD, I wish our dryer actually could... dry clothes? It seems to have a disability in this respect.