kjorteo: Scan from an old Super Mario Bros. comic, of King Koopa facing the camera and looking at his wits' end. (Koopa: Fed up)
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Because apparently people are actually using Dreamwidth now that we're all here. And I'm a writer. And I have a couple situations where the word I always use for them is wrong, but these are situations that come up a lot and it'd be really nice to have a word for them. Maybe you can help!

1) Basically the mood of this icon. Been dealing with too much for too long, at wits' end. The full context of the panel this crop is from: King Koopa and Lemmy are having a "Are you sure you know where this water main is?" conversation, the exact dialogue is responding to the previous panel's assurances with "You said that the last ten times!" (Lemmy in the background: "But since I've blown away all the other sections, this has to be it! I'll use four bombs on this one!") I originally entitled this icon "Exasperation" but later found that implies more annoyance and irritation over whatever they'll apparently never stop having to deal with, whereas I'm looking for more of a vague stressed "oh God" reaction.

2) My Splice post reminded me of this, because its later levels definitely induced it in me and that was one of the problems I had with that game. Is there a word for when there's just too much to process on the screen at once and you get overwhelmed? Think Tohou-style bullet hell games or those impossibly fast endgame DDR songs. "I can't play that game; once it get to the point where there were hundreds of arrows on the screen I just get _____ and kind of go o_o and my brain shuts down." I'm used to saying snow-blind but that's clearly wrong. Other metaphors/references like that welcome, if there's a good one.

Date: 2017-05-30 04:47 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chalcedony_px4

For (1), I can't think of one right now but maybe I will later.

For (2), “sensory overload” is sort of obvious but a bit more generic than you might want. “dazzled” has more flavor but is more ambiguous. Plain “overwhelmed” works if there's enough context. I can't think of a specifically visual one right now…

Date: 2017-05-30 05:46 am (UTC)
xyzzysqrl: A moogle sqrlhead! (Default)
From: [personal profile] xyzzysqrl
2: I tend to think of this as "brainlocked", "hardlocked", "overstimulated"... When I think of it, I think of Tetris or Columns at super-high speeds. I can sort of make a few inputs and hope but I have no chance of processing or evaluating what is actually happening. Mentally outpaced?

1. Hrm. Fed-up?

Date: 2017-05-30 06:50 am (UTC)
swordianmaster: fjsal style mew (fjsal)
From: [personal profile] swordianmaster
For 2, I tend to call that experience "clusterfuckening" (or getting clusterfucked), though ymmv on if that's too profane.

For 1, since I am meme-regurgitating internet trash, I merely think of it as "The Office".

Date: 2017-06-04 10:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] digitaldragoness
I tend to call that second one a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) but that doesn't help for writing. But yeah, I know that feeling well. It's worst for me on rhythm games... when things get so fast I just feel like I'm getting left behind and have no way of catching up. Everything just blurs out instead of being individual targets.

For the first one (I love that icon forever, btw, partly because King Koopa > Bowser) I'm thinking maddened, or just "so done".

Date: 2017-06-05 03:07 am (UTC)
digitaldragoness: (ManaEli whee!)
From: [personal profile] digitaldragoness
Thank you for the welcome! I might poke around and find some other pals here again. I've posted a few entries and I forgot how cathartic keeping a journal can be.

I *might* own those comics. I subscribed to them long ago, if we are thinking of the same ones. So I have 4-5 ... not hardcover, but cardboard cover collections, and a few individual comics, too. https://www.mariowiki.com/Super_Mario_Adventures They had that cute King Koopa rather than Bowser. I'll have to find them and see if I can digitize them with my Cam Scanner app on my phone one day! I also have a Game Boy comic in the same binder as those ones, and a few of the Captain N comics.

Here's the Game Boy comic, a bit further down: http://www.dorkly.com/post/72929/5-wtf-comics-based-on-your-favorite-nintendo-characters/page:2

Date: 2017-06-06 04:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] digitaldragoness
Short answers due to sleepy:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Adventures-of-the-Super-Mario-Brothers-1991-8-VF-8-0-/132195589897 I think this is the last one I received in my subscription. It was these- the Adventures of Super Mario Bros comics, with the Saturday Morning Cartoon King Koopa bae, heheh.
Yep, SO MUCH Stanley!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Adventures-of-the-Super-Mario-Bros-4-May-comic-book-Nintendo-Comics-System-NM-/172712205041 I think this is one of the "collections" like I have, with the thicker cover rather than just paper.

Yeah! The Valiant ones! That's exactly the word I was missing to search successfully. A quick Google search of "Mario Valiant Comics" was a giant nostalgia punch to the gut. Piranha Sue! http://www.totalmediabridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/SMB_Sue2.jpg
And.... this! http://catfish.it.cx/trsrockin/trsrockin.com/images/smb_no2_cover.jpg

I want to go read them again SO BADLY right now but I just realized that the folder they are in is in one of my giant plastic bins in the back room, with 2 other bins on top, plus my entire Christmas tree and my Halloween decorations stacked on top because horrifying storage Jenga is the way to go. All the way to the ceiling, baby!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intsig.camscanner&hl=en CamScanner. This app rules like a king on speed. I've used it to create PDF files when I needed to submit paperwork in a hurry. It does a great job of auto adjusting things and making proper files out of them. Give it a shot!

Yeah.... Man-Bat Link. Damn. I didn't know I needed that in my life.
Edited Date: 2017-06-06 04:07 am (UTC)


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