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I've been obsessing over the Alien franchise lately, and playing the video game Alien: Isolation. It's a stealth game, in particular where the alien acts in an unpredictable way. Since Junia is probably bored with me talking about this all the time, I thought I'd share some of the more bizarre things that can happen:
I had to call a transit car to go to the next mission. So I press the button and wait... I heard some humans coming, so I hid in a locker.
The transit car arrived but- oh no! The humans were right outside. I was never going to make it now. I opened the locker and made a mad attempt to get to the transit. I walked into the wall by accident, then almost walked into one of the people, then into the car.
While I was expecting to be gunned down, I heard one of them say "Hey! I thought I heard something!"
Androids don't like vents
I was being chased by three angry androids, who were like Charles Bronson on crack. I was about to get caught- then I saw a vent in the floor, and climbed inside. I expected one of them to come in after me, or guard the exit... but they immediately gave up and went back to their patrols. Seems their programming doesn't cover stuff under the floor.
Small desks are Kryptonite to aliens
If you're ever being hunted by an alien- don't worry, just hide behind a desk! Even if your head is quite obviously sticking over it, the alien will magically not be able to see you, and will walk out of the room in a slightly camp way.
(This probably doesn't work on hard mode.)
KFA: Kan't Find the Alien
I went through the whole of the synthetics warehouse, hearing the ominous sound of the alien walking around in the ceiling. He could drop down at any time... but he never did. I renamed this bit "Largely empty rooms".
Never mind this Alien, what about that noise over there?
I'm not sure if this is a glitch, or not. I entered a long room with a high ceiling. Up ahead there were some humans on a balcony. I saw the alien run across the balcony behind them- jump off, and fall down a pit into God knows where. The humans didn't notice it and started shooting at me!
I'm thinking, guys! Get some perspective! That's like worrying about a teenager loitering around your garden while there's an angry tiger in your kitchen.
This is a hard choice, because I like a variety of descriptions. But I voted 'tickle' as it's hard to beat that for me, it's a sexy word.
Great idea for a survey by the way! I enjoy topics examining how we talk about sneezing, and stuff like that.
YES, this!! A tickle sounds lighter and more avoidable. I do prefer a variety however. Tickle, tingle, itch, prickle, irritation, burning, stinging...
Uuh, where was I? Yeah. Variety.
In general I prefer to know how the sneezer feels. Every torturous detail. But I also like descriptions of buildup and sneeze and body movements connected to it. So I usually enjoy third-person fiction lots more than first-person fics, or observations, because then I can have both. *greedy*