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So, it had been a great day for me. I went to the mall and found the first season of 'Hetalia', which I marathoned after getting home, went out to dinner with my parents to one of the best pizzerias I've ever been to, and watched Phelous's new video on Anaconda 4. Then I decided to ride my high by finishing my Professor Layton game. I really wanted to find out what happened in the 'future' and who Celeste and Older Luke really were.
Then the game reached into my chest and crushed my heart into dust.
I will never understand the appeal of horribly tragic endings to many Japanese writers and creators. Why is a story better because it doesn't end happily? I hear the complaint that we westerners are brainwashed by perfectly packaged endings that could never happen in real life, but why is it so wrong to see a fantastic ending in an already fantastic story? If the story involves building a completely to-scale model of London under the ground of the real London, giant death mechas meant to destroy the real London, and time travel actually working, why can't the ending be as ridiculous as the plot elements and be happy? Why couldn't Celeste be the real sister of Claire and be around to fall for Layton as her sister did years ago? Why couldn't the time travel work only for Claire and allow her to be with Layton even though he was now quite a bit older than before? Why did I have to witness a good, pure guy like the professor have to mourn the love of his life again ten years later after being teased with the chance they could be together again? I just don't understand.
So anyway, when Layton started crying I lost it for almost ten minutes and had to complete all the extra challenges with blurry vision and stinging eyes. I felt so bad that I re-watched Phelous's hilarious video so that I could laugh again and improve my mood. It worked, although writing about this now has started to make me feel bad again. I think I'll go watch another Phelous vid and edit my newest fanfic, which is a continuation of the 'Scene' saga.