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I'm pretty sure I don't like this place. We've ran into two girls with weapons, nobody seems trustworthy, and to top it off, Haruhi's acting like a psychopath. Although, compared to what she'd be acting like in a few days, it's practically the pinnacle of sanity.
You think this stuff is bad?
Wait until people start dying. Then the storyreallypicks up.
The Cries of Haruhi Suzumiyanote or, if you're a Japanese fan, Suzumiya Haruhi no Naku (Koro ni), 涼宮ハルヒのなく(頃に) is a Haruhi Suzumiya/Higurashi: When They CryCrossoverFan Fic written by Thnikkafan. It features nearly everything present in both shows: comedy, horror, Mind Screw, a unique style of narration (or not), and death. Lots of death.As of August 2010, the first arc, Kamigoroshi-hen, is complete. There's humorous moments, but mostly, it's thoroughly a Higurashi question arc. The second arc, Tsukuribanashi-hen, is completed as of December 2011. Like its previous chapter, it follows protocol of the Higurashi question arc.A basic summary: In the small sleepy town of Hinamizawa, there have been a string of murders connected to the Watanagashi festival. This has piqued the interest of one Haruhi Suzumiya, who has decided to investigate it and bring the SOS Brigade with it. But things, naturally, are more than they seem...It can be found here and here. There's also a story inspired by this one which Thnikkafan has deemed to be in continuity with The Cries of Haruhi Suzumiya. You can find it here.
In addition to the character tropes present in the original work, this story provides examples of:
A God Am I: Haruhi doesn't quite think she's a god, but rather, the "Hammer of Oyashiro-sama". It's still a Very Bad Thing.
Attempted Rape: Mion implies that she is going to do this to Kyon in Kamigoroshi-hen after he and Haruhi are knocked out and chained in the torture chamber, however, Haruhi breaks free before she can do anything.
Ax-Crazy: Haruhi and Mion and possibly Yuki as well.
Kyon: Now, I know perfectly well how to make curry, but our author lacks knowledge that me, Tanigawa-sama, and probably most Japanese people have about the curry-making process, so it'll have to be glossed over.
He also makes many references to how the story would be better in another medium, e.g. with images or with sound.
Cell Phones Are Useless: There's no cell phone service at all in Hinimizawa. In fact, the SOS Brigade can't contact anyone in Hinamizawa. In fact, when they do receive a fake call, it suprises everyone.
What about Nagato? She freaking claws her out to the point of decapitating herself.
Darker and Edgier: It's a given for the Haruhi cast, but it's Darker and Edgier than most Higurashi arcs as well when you take into account the supernatural murders that Haruhi gets up to, not to mention the fact that Kamigoroshi-hen has a higher non-gas related body count than any of the official Higurashi arcs.
Simple. Ryoko was not there like Mion was not there with the hammer killing Keiichi in Watanagashi-hen. Both of them halucinated in thier respective arcs and died because of the same thing, a heart attack.
Did You Actually Believe?: Said by Takano, to Haruhi, about the Hammer of Oyashiro-sama. Considering that Haruhi had just used "divine" powers to kill three people...
Due to the Dead: Rena gets what can only be barely called a funeral, consisting of being buried in a pit by three people and no rites. However, neither Kyon, Nagato, or Koizumi know any last rites, and Kyon sincerely wishes that she could be given a better burial then the one given.
Eye Scream: Keiichi gets hs eye sliced open with a razorblade arrow. Kyon himself calls it "an impromptu ranged recreation of Un Chien Andalou".
Mythology Gag: More or less an in-continuity Historical In-Joke, and it's not directly stated, but it turns out that the reason that one of Hanyuu's horns is broken is because Nagato broke it off.note Kamigoroshi-hen takes place in a relatively early arc, only about twenty years into the "Groundhog Day" Loop as opposed to a century.
Newspaper Dating: Only used as a last-second conformation that the SOS Brigade is in 1983: the real notification is that the date on Kyon's cash is off.
Painting the Medium: In the TV Tropes version at least, text size sometimes changes, as does the color. It even "fades out" as Nagato is dying. Occasionally, there are even links to TV Tropes articles and background music too.
Also, in first chapter of the second arc, everything Hanyuu says is inserted as really faded font in the line breaks, making it possible to actually miss some of what she says. Good thing Kyon interacts with her, as it prevents the reader from missing it altogether.
Up to Eleven: The story tends to take aspects of Higurashi and take them past the logical conclusion. Bleeding maggots? Haruhi has her period while sick with Hinamizawa Syndrome. Tearing your throat out? Nagato doesn't stop.
Voice of the Legion: Haruhi starts talking with the voices of the people she killed after she gets her throat slit.