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  1. 4 points
    Palas

    Pick (the waifu) of Destiny

    Go ahead and eat my soul. I ain't handing Illyasviel von Einzbern over.
  2. 3 points
    bigfatround0

    Clearing Space - Sales

    Do you fuck the dakimakuras? I need to know cause I'm pretty sure some people do.
  3. 3 points
    BookwormOtaku

    What makes a good Villain?

    I admit to me one of the better portrayals of an "evil for evil's sake" villain is Kotomine from Fate/Stay Night; it impressed me so much I even wrote a character analysis on him for a contest for a gaming site and it won. Sadly the site (Blistered Thumbs) is no more, but I do have the original piece on my blog here since the judges needed a link to read from. http://gamesforadultsandeveryone.blogspot.com/2012/12/characters-with-character-kirei-kotomine.html
  4. 3 points
    Love the way you wrapped it up, this VN really gets straight to the point and it doesn't disappoint one bit in that regard, utilizing the medium to its fullest potential. As someone who has read VNs for a good few years, even this was a lovely surprise.
  5. 2 points
    Japetus, The Piercer – He was the last child of Gaia before her death. She knew not her son because he was still in his incubation pod when she set off to seek Nun. Kronus had suspicions when Gaia went missing and decided to not release Jepatus until he knew the ware bouts of mother. The Incubation pod was a barrier protecting the host from contamination. Kronus knew that if he ever needed to get back into the Rift, only one that has never been soiled would be allowed to enter. When Rhea’s secret was revealed to Kronus, he told Japetus, who was still trapped in his pod. Kronus then sent him on his way to the rift to find out what happened to his mother and claim his freedom.
  6. 2 points
    Asonn

    Clearing Space - Sales

    too bad, if you did I would buy it... but what is with all the loli goods, what are you a filthy lolicon!? (nothing bad with being a lolicon, flat is justice!)
  7. 2 points
    I'm pleased to announce a new beta patch for the fully translated, 75% edited To Heart 2 translation project. After a marathon effort by Fred the Barber, editing the Tamaki, AKA Tama-nee route in a very short time span, I've performed a quick play-through of her route and committed some fixes, ported the H scenes to the memories mode and created a new beta patch. Tama-nee, being voice acted by Shizuka Itou while she was still doing H voice acting, is one of the all time favourites of this game being the big sister character and still infamous in anime voice acting today. Fred the Barber has also kindly offered to edit the remaining unallocated route for editing, the twins. so that means all routes now have been edited or have an editor allocated. Below is the translation project thread with links for downloading the patch. The recruitment drive since the last blog update has been quite fruitful with a new editor, one proofreader and one graphic editor. With the progress being made in this project now I'm tentatively going to give a final release date as late 2016. I'm quite excited by the project despite managing it for the 8th year running. I'm still looking for help, and if you have anything to offer, drop me a line so we can put this baby to rest. Below is the recruitment blog post.
  8. 2 points
    Clephas

    What makes a good Villain?

    Mmm... if you want a good example of a VN 'pure evil' villain... from Silverio Vendetta.
  9. 2 points
    sanahtlig

    What makes a good Villain?

    I'm with Clephas here. I like antagonists who are complex beings with the sorts of goals and aspirations that actual people would have. Real "villains" in history that changed the world (like Hitler and Stalin) had complex ideologies and gave a righteous spin to everything they did that commanded the respect and admiration of their followers. And in many ways, the reasons people followed them were even more complex. Too many JRPGs pit you against 1-dimensional lackeys who are stripped of all character except their role as plot devices. I find this the most boring trope of all. If you want to portray corruption, portray corruption--not a Disney trope.
  10. 2 points
    solidbatman

    Good Vanilla Visual Novels?

    Sounds like Nekopara is what you're after. High amount of Vanilla content
  11. 1 point
    Read the review here. There it is, @eeenseok. I'm very glad to have played Lucy and here is its Fuwareview. Fun fact - Koreans are great with stories about robots, if Lucy and 3 Level Combination are anything to go by. And since we're at it, this guy's manhwa are always fantastic. Annarasumanara is awesome. I didn't mention the sometimes awkward/stiff writing because in the end it didn't feel so awkward to me, especially towards the end. It's still a complaint lots of people had, so if you think I should have talked about it, feel free to criticize me here.
  12. 1 point
    pual

    Hugo Award Finalists

  13. 1 point
    Okarin

    Random questions about things in VNs.

    Pee is evul. What could be next? Tank waifus? Romance in North Korea?!
  14. 1 point
    Ah sorry, my mistake. Wrote the post at breakfast - not exactly my brightest time of the day.
  15. 1 point
    The last GM standing Q&A: Link to the thread: Would you rather read the chapters in a PDF document? Click here! Chapter 1: Chapter 2: Chapter 3: (Word count, 4439) The Last GM Standing Chapter 4 (Word count, 3984) The Last GM Standing Chapter 5 (Word count, 4491) Eclipsed woke up, feeling a strong sense of weariness wash over him. It was dark and cold, making him long for a warm bed to rest in. But there was no such thing anywhere in sight. He was lying in a cave, completely alone. Outside he could faintly hear the sound of a fierce battle... What was going on? Forcing his body to stand up, he sluggishly moved towards the cave's exit, trying his best not to fall over from sheer exhaustion. His vision was slightly blurry and his hands were aching so badly, it made him want to scream at the top of his lungs. Of course, he did not have the strength for that. The spectacle that waited for him outside was so shocking, it made him completely forget about his own problems... .... Satsuki and three other members from Team Nosebleed were making their way towards Kaguya's temporary base. They had gotten word that Kaguya's forces had just returned from a battle from their comrade, Valmore. Valmore himself had lost his clone in the same battle, and was now using his real body to join into the ambush. Kaguya's forces were badly hurt in the battle, and since Valmore needed no time to heal because he had taken no damage to his real body, they were able to deploy the ambush nearly right away. It only took them a few hours to locate Kaguya's new base, and they were now really close. However, what greeted them once they arrived at the base's location, was not what they were expecting at all. .... Maxel saw the enemies approaching from a mile away using his improved magical vision. It looked like four members from Team Nosebleed were approaching. On top of that, a few members from team Kaguya were stationed outside the small cave; the location of their temporary base. "..." Maxel held up four fingers and pointed towards the horizon, then he held up three fingers and pointed towards the nearby cave. "You know, the way you never speak really freaks me out Maxel." Answering his mute teammate, Babiker from team Down raised his weapons and nodded. "Alright. You move in first, stay a little away from the cave. Start by attacking them with magic and I'll jump into the close combat battles once everyone has been thoroughly confused." A smile filled with bloodlust appeared on Babiker's face as he tightly gripped his two weapons. They were metal rings, about 40 cm in diameter forming a half circle, with a grip at the back. The sharp metal rings were formed into the shape of the sun and the moon. The moon one was shining in a faint blue light, and the sun in an orange glow. "Sound good?" Babiker asked as he looked over at Maxel again. "..." "I ... I don't know what I was expecting..." Shaking his head, he turned away from Maxel and faced towards the cave before them. As the two members from team Down charged towards Kaguya's base, another great battle was about to start. _________________________________________________________________ Team Down, Maxel vs Deep Blue, Valmore, Satsuki and Kingdomcome, Team Nosebleed A blinding light shot down from the sky, striking the group of approaching team Nosebleed members. The light was so bright, all four instantly shut their eyes and came to a complete stop. "..." Moving his hands around, making different symbols in the air, Maxel quietly chanted a spell. The pillar of light had formed a large cylinder shape around the battlefield, and everyone trapped inside were completely blinded. Making several arrows out of pure light, Maxel lifted them above his head and sent them towards his targets. Suddenly sensing something approaching from the left, Deep Blue brought his hands up and made a shield of ice around himself and his teammates. He was unable to see, so he crafted the shield like an igloo, forming cover all around them. Just at that moment, something hit the shield hard, and Deep Blue felt his energy drain as the barrier fought back the attacks. "What the hell is going on?!" Someone shouted. It was a female voice, belonging to Satsuki. Knowing the situation was quite dire, Deep Blue quickly took the command in the battle. Because he was the only one in the group well versed in magic, he would be the only one who could sense oncoming magical attacks. "Kingdomcome, shoot as many bolts as you can in this direction, NOW!" Grabbing a hold of Kingdomcome's shoulders, Deep Blue turned him so that he faced towards the location of the mystery attacker. "Shoot, NOW!" Doing what he was told, Kingdomcome fired a great deal of bolts from his crossbow out into nothingness. "Satsuki, Valmore, run in opposite directions! Just... Satsuki, you move to your right and Valmore, you move your left." Doing as they were told, they started moving sideways in a clumsy fashion. Deep Blue was trying to make it as hard as possible for the attacker to both protect himself and attack them all at the same time. "HEY! I am seriously just going to keep running? Give me something to kill!!!" Ignoring the shouting Valmore, Deep Blue started preparing for a counterattack. Kingdomcome was firing completely blindly, so it would be fairly easy to avoid for the attacker. But, it should at least have distracted him a bit. "First we have to do something about this light... I should be able to stop the spell if I manage to wound the caster." Thinking to himself, Deep Blue started preparing a spell of his own. It would take a while to prepare it, and so during that that time, Kingdomcome would be a sitting duck. And, sure enough, just seconds later Deep Blue felt an oncoming attack moving towards Kingdomcome. A lance of light collided with his chest, painfully cracking through his barrier. The barrier absorbed enough of the blow to not make the wound fatal, but Kingdomcome was knocked to the ground, and was no longer capable of shooting at the attacker. "Just a few more seconds..." Another attack was just about to hit them when Deep Blue's spell was finally ready. "Everyone, GET DOWN!" As he shouted that, he launched the spell. A massive magic circle appeared before him and the air around them instantly fell below freezing. A ray of blue light was launched from the magic circle, and anything in its path was frozen instantly. As the spell reached the attacker, the light blinding them suddenly faded. Once again having regained his vision, Deep Blue quickly tried to get a grasp of what was going on. A large area in front of him had been completely encased in ice. A few meters to his left was Kingdomcome. He was still breathing and it looked like he was still capable of fighting, but he was clutching his left side, clearly in pain. Satsuki was nowhere to be seen, and Valmore was fighting someone from team Kaguya. It seemed the people from Kaguya's team had wasted no time as the light perished, and had attacked them. Question was, where had the one who made the light pillar gone? .... "..." Maxel hurled a spear of light at his opponent, giving away his hiding place in the process. The spear was blocked by a wall of ice, but he just followed up the attack with two more. His opponents were scattered, leaving only one target. No one would be able to protect themselves from the relentless attacks made by the most powerful magician on team Down for too long. The third spear made a massive crack in the wall of ice, and Maxel started running towards his target to finish him off. Forming an axe of light in his hand, he closed the distance in seconds, and struck at the wall of ice. It broke apart, making small shards of ice fly everywhere. Maxel charged at Deep Blue, striking at his chest. Deep Blue dodged and retaliated with a spike of ice aimed at Maxel's leg. It was obvious that Deep Blue was tired from blocking all the previous attacks, and so his own magic was slow and fairly weak. Maxel knocked the ice out of the air and swung his axe at Deep Blue once more. It collided with his left arm, which was cut clean off. "BLUE!" Valmore shouted and was running towards the battle, trying to make it in time. He had abandoned his battle with the team Kaguya member in order to come to his comrade's aid. But, it was too late. Maxel lifted his axe and struck at Deep Blue's head... Valmore ran as fast as he could, and used the momentum from his charge to strike at Maxel with all his might. The pickaxe Valmore wielded flew through the air and collided with a magic circle created by Maxel. The shield wavered, but didn't break. Blood from Deep Blue's head being cut off was everywhere, and Valmore screamed in anger. "You piece of ... Die!" "..." Maxel said nothing, but made a symbol with his hands. Shortly after, a small golden magic circle appeared in his hands, and a bolt of light shot out, hitting Valmore in the chest. It wasn't powerful enough to knock him to the ground, but it was enough to make him lose his balance. Maxel followed up with an axe swing. The weapon of pure light moved towards Valmore, who was defenseless because of the previous attack. His throat was wide open, and if the axe hit, he would be dead in seconds. But, right before the axe hit, a blue crossbow bolt collided with the weapon, making it shatter into pieces. Kingdomcome had made it back on his feet, and was aiming at Maxel. "..." As Maxel fired several bolts of light at Kingdomcome, Valmore had managed to get his footing again, and jumped up in the air. Maxel was distracted attacking Kingdomcome, and as Valmore swung his pickaxe downwards, it hit Maxel's head with a loud crack. Maxel suddenly stopped moving, as dark red streams of blood trickled down from the top of his head. His body twitched a few times, before it collapsed on the ground. The exhausted members from team Nosebleed took a few seconds to catch their breath as they surveyed the battlefield. They had finally taken out one of the attackers, but many still remained. Needless to say, their ambush had been an absolute failure... Team Nosebleed, Deep Blue (REAL)- DEAD END Team Down, Maxel-DEAD END _________________________________________________________________ Nimbus and Dergonu, Team Kaguya vs Valmore and Kingdomcome, Team Nosebleed "Now Nimbus!" Shouting while he charged towards his enemies, Dergonu lifted his giant mace above his head. Chanting a few magic words, Nimbus held his hand out towards the mace, and a bolt of deep blue lightning shot forward, enveloping the weapon. The electricity started swirling around the top of the mace, making holding the weapon completely safe for Dergonu. "They are attacking again. Kingdomcome, cover me." Valmore ran to the left, away from Dergonu, as Kingdomcome started shooting crossbow bolts at his target. Dergonu used his mace to knock the oncoming bolts down before they hit. The mace left a crackling trail of blue lightning when it moved through the air. Dergonu quickly started chasing Valmore, but was interrupted by another wave of projectiles. Valmore made a big right turn and rushed towards Dergonu's back. As Kingdomcome was shooting at his front, it was impossible for Dergonu to block both the projectiles and the attacker from the back. Or so one might think. "Don't get cocky!" Shouting in an angered tone, Dergonu spun around quickly. The mace he was holding created a small circle of electricity, which started rotating quickly. Turning his head and looking behind him, Valmore noticed that Nimbus was muttering something to himself, most likely strengthening the power of the magic. The rotating circle of electricity knocked down any oncoming projectiles, and simply being near it made Valmore's skin itch. Dergonu suddenly came to a stop and with a big swing, he struck at Valmore. Valmore still hadn't taken much damage in the previous battle, and was able to dodge the massive mace with the skin of his teeth. Sadly, the magic that was protecting Dergonu still had not dissipated, and made a counterattack impossible. "Valmore, get back!" Hearing the voice of his comrade Kingdomcome, Valmore did as he asked and jumped away from Dergonu. "Scatter!"As Kingdomcome shouted that, the bolts fired from his crossbow suddenly started detonating mid air, firing smaller spikes all around them. The circle spinning around Dergonu was unable to stop all the small fragments, and several of them dug into his body, damaging his barrier. It didn't seem like the impact was very powerful, so the spikes didn't break his skin, but at the very least his barrier was damaged. "You little prick!" Shouting, Dergonu slammed his mace into the ground, and a great blue wave of lightning traced over the ground, moving towards Kingdomcome. "Like I'll let you do that!" Valmore, who had been standing a few meters away, jumped in between the attack and Kingdomcome. The electricity hit his body and it felt like his entire body got lit on fire. Fighting through the pain, Valmore shook his head and clenched his pickaxe hard in his right hand. "T-This is nothing you bastard..." Trying to shake of the damage done to him, Valmore took a unsteady step forward. "Tch." Clicking his tongue, Kingdomcome aimed his crossbow up in the air and fired several shots up into nothing. As the bolts had moved a decent way up into the sky, he snapped his fingers, and a loud explosion made Dergonu and Nimbus look up. From the sky, hundreds of smaller spikes were raining down towards the two. In return, the attack had drained nearly all the remaining strength in Kingdomcome's body. He wasn't very good with magic. The crossbow itself was the thing that let him fire so many bolts without loading in ammo. It was a weapon charged with Nosebleed's energy. But in order to use more flashy attacks, the user had to charge his or her own energy into the weapon, something that completely drained Kingdomcome. In his already wounded state, two such attacks was the limit. Meanwhile, the spikes were raining down over the two team Kaguya members. Nimbus managed to make a shield above himself before the spikes hit, but Dergonu was not as lucky. A chunk of the oncoming spikes dug into his skin, making his entire body scream in pain. "Guh ...." Letting out a pained sound through clenched teeth, Dergonu fell to his knees, using his mace to keep his body somewhat steady. "Raaawr!" Charging at Dergonu, Valmore lifted his Pickaxe up high. As Valmore attacked Dergonu with all his might, Dergonu had no choice but to use his arm as a guard against the attack. The twin-tipped pickaxe bore deep into his arm, and left two gaping holes in the flesh. Blood poured out from the open wound as Dergonu grasped it and screamed in pain. Sadly, after having taken a lot of damage from the attack he blocked for Kingdomcome, Valmore was not able to dodge the lightning bolt approaching from his side. Two thick lightning bolts hit his chest from the side and tore his torso open. He was lifted off the ground and his body split in two, each piece landing a few meters away. Kingdomcome, who had almost lost consciousness because of exhaustion, was lying still a little further away. Dergonu had gotten to his feet and moved over to the immobile foe. Lifting his mace awkwardly with one hand, he finished off the team Nosebleed member. After, he once again fell to his knees. Blood loss and pain was pushing him to the brink of losing consciousness. Team Nosebleed, Valmore (REAL) and Kingdomcome (CLONE)-DEAD END _________________________________________________________________ "Looks like Maxel is out huh? Never thought they would actually manage to take down that mute bastard. Well, whatever. Time to make myself useful." Approaching the battlefield quickly, Babiker stealthily moved towards the centre of the action. His feet did not make a sound despite his swift pace, and he readied his weapons for battle. Coming to a stop next to a fallen team Kaguya member, he checked to see if he was dead. It seemed like he was still breathing. "Seems like you have had a bad day kid." As Dergonu heard the sudden voice, he instinctively reached for his mace. "Left hand - Moon, first strike!" As he shouted that, the blue blade wielded in his left hand shimmered, and he smashed his weapon down into the mace at an incredible speed. The mace was completely destroyed on impact. "Right hand - Sun, first strike!" This time attacking with his right hand, Babiker was about to finish of Dergonu, when a blue light coming from his side made him jump backwards. Something hit the ground where he had been standing, and exploded in a mass of blue sparks and black smoke. "Heh. Looks like he wasn't alone, huh? Name is Babiker. I'll be severing your spine today. Nice to meet'cha." As Babiker introduced himself, Nimbus fired another set of lightning bolts at his target. "Whoa! How rude!" "Insolent pest!" Speaking in an angry tone, Nimbus held out both his hands and created a big magic circle, sending several small rays of lightning towards his opponent. "Heh. Right hand - sun, fourth strike." The blade on his right hand glowed brightly, and Babiker simply mowed down all of the rays like they were nothing. He then casually cracked his neck and sighed. "You know, I've been waiting for my turn to fight for days now. But now that I am out here, I have to say ... This is kind of boring." "Well then, let me end your boredom quickly." Moving his hands around in the air in a skillful manner, Nimbus drew a sigil in the air in blue writing. The sigil started glowing, and soon after, a crack in the air itself appeared in its centre. Holding his hand up towards the sigil, Nimbus' hand was enveloped in blue lightning that oozed out from the cracks. After a few seconds, Nimbus pulled out a longsword made out of pure lightning from the air, and the sigil disappeared right after. "I'll use this to turn you into dust." "... You might not want to fight me in close combat buddy." Ignoring Babiker's taunting words, Nimbus charged, holding the sword out in front of him. The blade was light as air, and created out of pure energy, making it a very strong weapon. Nimbus struck at his opponent a few times to test out the weapon. It was so light, wielding it was almost a task in itself. But in return, attacking with extreme speed was a simple manner. Launching a flurry of attacks against Babiker, Nimbus advanced forward. The weapon made a crackling sound as it moved through the air. Each time he struck at Babiker, he moved a little faster as he got used to wielding the weapon. Babiker started parrying using only his left hand, but after a while, he started using both weapons to deflect the onslaught of sword strikes. The two clashed against each other for a good minute without either landing a decisive hit. "Eyyy, not bad! But still. You're kind of slow." Babiker avoided the oncoming strike by moving backwards, and then readied his left hand for a counterattack. "Left hand - moon, eighth strike!" As his left weapon glowed with incredible intensity, Babiker struck at Nimbus, the blade moving so fast, it was pretty much impossible to see it. Still, Nimbus just barely had time to react, and held up his own weapon to parry. But even though the attack seemingly came from the front, suddenly a strong impact to his side made Nimbus scream in pain. He walked back a few steps and looked at his opponent in surprise. "An afterimage. My attacks are ranked from one through ten. The one's above seven are usually so fast, most people can't see them. I have to give it to you though, you almost got it." Nimbus' side was throbbing, and warm blood was slowly oozing from a cut left from the attack. "Well then, let's see if you can get this one." Bringing his right hand forward and closing his eyes, Babiker prepared for another attack. "Like I'll let you do that!" Nimbus leapt forward and swung his sword at Babiker with all his might. Babiker simply moved to the side and retaliated. "Right hand - sun, ninth strike." An overwhelming force pushed Nimbus forward, as something heavy struck his back, despite the fact that Babiker was right in front of him just a second ago. His entire body was screaming in pain, and he was completely unable to do anything as he was thrown forward. The sound of bones cracking and his own screams were the only things he could hear. Nimbus never got up again... Meanwhile, Babiker was clutching his own chest, barely able to stand upright. "H-Heh... Guess I forgot to mention that my own body can barely handle more than one attack above eight..." As his knees gave in, he lost the strength in his body and hit the ground with a thump. Team Kaguya, Nimbus-DEAD END _________________________________________________________________ Satsuki had gotten separated from her teammates after the pillar of light went out, and had ended up right outside the cave where Kaguya had set up a temporary base. The entire battlefield was consumed in chaos. Ice, lightning, screams and explosions. Satsuki simply sat in silence looking at the spectacle, uncertain of what she should do. "For starters, let's try to find Deep Blue and ..." Before she could finish the sentence, she sensed a presence behind her. Spinning around and facing its origin, she saw a male warrior from team Kaguya. He was using the wall of the cave for support, and looked quite weak. "Huh... Guess I'll deal with you first." Drawing one of her hatchets, she moved towards the opponent and tried to hit him with her axe. Surprisingly though, as the axe was about to hit, a thin layer of fire blocked it, and a sudden increase in heat made Satsuki take a quick step back. As she once again looked at her opponent, she noticed that his eyes were completely red; blazing, like a fire was lit in them. "Seems you won't go down that easy. Wait ... whoa..." As she glanced at his hands, she noticed that they were badly burnt. In fact, the entirety of his arms were completely charred... How had he been able to deflect her attack in such a condition? "Did you get lucky..?" Trying to attack him once more, the same thing repeated itself. She got close and was about to hit him, when a sudden increase in temperature made her jump backwards. It was as if he was literally on fire... "It... Burns..." He muttered, and lifted his hands before his own eyes. "The ... Contract... Is... Not... Over..." Suddenly, his upper body erupted in flames. "W-What the hell?!" Taking another step back, Satsuki looked at the scene in shock. .... Something was clawing at Eclipsed's sanity, forcing him to move against his will. His upper body was enveloped in flames, but for some reason, it didn't hurt. What was going on?.. His right arm started moving even though he wasn't doing anything. A fireball flew towards Satsuki, and she was barely able deflect it with her axe. Two more followed, and she repeated her previous defense. Now, both of Eclipsed's hands were moving, and the fireballs were more frequent, sending four or five at a time. Satsuki was having trouble deflecting all the attacks, as they increased in numbers. Feeling his legs move, Eclipsed started approaching her and struck at her with his charred left arm. She sidestepped, and cut at his extended arm with a hatchet. Despite the fact that the weapon hit, he felt nothing. A small cut was made in his charred arm, but no blood came out. "Seems your barrier isn't working anymore." As Satsuki said that, she struck at Eclipsed several times. Some of the attacks hit his torso, some hit his arms, and some hit his shoulders. Still, the cuts did not draw blood. "Just ... Just die you monster!" As Satsuki took a big step forward, she used all her strength to strike at Eclipsed's neck. The hatchet approached with great speed, but before it hit, it caught fire and melted in her hand. "T-This is just insane..." "Must ... Honor... The ... Contract..." As Eclipsed said that, he took a step forward and wrapped his arms around Satsuki. As the scorching heat started burning her skin, she screamed at the top of her lungs. But, there was no escape from the death grip. Slowly but surely, her body caught fire, and she started losing consciousness. As they stood there, the flames flickering like a bonfire, Eclipsed opened his mouth and chanted: "Shimmer, spear of Helios! Flicker, and pierce all that stands before you, burn down all resistance and turn flesh to ashes!" As the chant was finished, the ground under his feet broke apart, and a spear of pure fire erupted from below. Enveloping both people in the blazing heat, the spear lasted for several seconds, and once it perished, nothing was but a pile of ashes. Team Nosebleed, Satsuki (REAL)-DEAD END Team Kaguya, Eclipsed-DEAD END .... "Seems the fire spirit truly did drive the kid mad, huh?" Kaguya muttered to himself as he gazed at the battlefield below. He was sitting on a throne in the air; the throne was simply floating there, not supported by anything. He had lost two of his warriors in the battle today, but was not able to do anything. If he attempted to approach the battle, a hooded creature with yellow eyes would stop him. "So the rules at the start were complete bullshit..? All that about letting us fight in any way we want..? Seems we are being saved for the big finale, huh?" As the sun set on the battle, and the moon peaked out, a cold breeze swept across the battlefield. Another day had passed. Many had already lost their lives, at the end was drawing near... ________________________________________________________________ Deaths this week: Team Nosebleed: Valmore (REAL), Satsuki (REAL), Deep Blue (REAL), Kingdomcome (CLONE) Team Down:Maxel Team Kaguya: Nimbus, Eclipsed, ________________________________________________________________ List of currently remaining members!! #Team Nosebleed: Members Nebjula (-1life) , kingdomcome (-1 life) #Team Down: Members, Babiker, Fred the Barber, FinalChaos , Kawasumi , #Team Kaguya: Members, Dergonu, Gijimu, Greenshadow622 (- 1 life) , Jade ___________________________________________________________________________ TO BE CONTINUED!
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    kingdomcome

    The Last GM Standing - Chapter 5!

    Valmore and Deep Blue - awww, thanks for jumping in defending my weak ass. Unfortunately it was in vain. We sure took a beating. You will be mourned. @Valmore @Deep Blue @Satsuki As am I. Your close combat skills with my range is a fine mix. Derg, the extra day of writing time shows the difference. Keep it up!
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    Bolverk

    Clearing Space - Sales

    Gave me a good laugh. "I already have like 5 ass mouse pads, so I don't need any more." You can never have enough ass mouse pads!
  19. 1 point
    I'll dump this in spoilers, cos there's gonna be a few. Might not be explicit, haven't decided yet, but I wanna offer my thoughts.
  20. 1 point
    Eclipsed

    What are you playing?

    Playing Code Realize: ~Guardian of Rebirth~ because why not Misc. Thoughts/First Impressions
  21. 1 point
    OriginalRen

    Clearing Space - Sales

    Because I love sleeping in my own jizz. No, I don't sexually pleasure myself to/on any of my otaku goods.
  22. 1 point
    ??? http://myanimelist.net/anime/31637/Gate__Jieitai_Kanochi_nite_Kaku_Tatakaeri_2nd_Season
  23. 1 point
    kingdomcome

    Clearing Space - Sales

    LOL. Valid question. He ships worldwide.
  24. 1 point
    kingdomcome

    What makes a good Villain?

    I prefer one that isn't actually a villain, but an antagonist. Where you question who actually is "right", if there is a right. I don't like Madness since it makes them seem like idiots, and much prefer the genius type (e.g. Maou in Gsenjou). I recently watched Avengers 2 and it was nice to see a likeable villian (Ultron), he seemed caring for his 2 human minions (at least at the start he was). A villain that is somewhat likeable, and not an evil bastard is refreshing.
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    Valmore

    Random questions about things in VNs.

    Hold up... you want a game where the protagonist Stockholm Syndromes a girl via rape... but peeing is bad?
  27. 1 point
    Thank you so much for this wonderful review! It was a pleasure reading it O, and Regarding 'awkward/stiff writing' in the beginning, could you give me some of example sentences if you don't mind?
  28. 1 point
    Flutterz

    Hearthstone

    wow
  29. 1 point
    This one comes close I think. At least that's used in Demonion which was full of Stockholm syndrome...
  30. 1 point
    I still hate myself for not being able to cry at the end. excellent review though, very succinct and appealing
  31. 1 point
    I'm planning on finally finishing this one this weekend, just leaving a reply so I won't forget to comment about the review once I'm done. And you've read 3 Level Combination, you're so legit.
  32. 1 point
    Clephas

    What makes a good Villain?

    1) It would be more appropriate to just call this one an antagonist, since they can't really be called a villain, strictly speaking, lol. 2) I'm not terribly fond of this one, because it implies a black and white world view (ala Jedi) that has no practical connections with real existence. 3) Most of the worst stories have a villain of this type, because there is no need to explain his actions. After all, he is evil, so there is no need to make him a real character, lol.
  33. 1 point
    Nebjula

    What makes a good Villain?

    I just want to add, that I personally really like villains that say "We're just like each other" and blurs the lines between the villain and the protagonist. I think those kinds of villains are some of the best! I know this isn't really a whole personality, but I think it still adds something to the villain and the story. I get this is usually in stories where the protagonist himself does some quite questionable actions, but I feel, like I said, it adds something to the story!
  34. 1 point
    AaronIsCrunchy

    Fuwanovel Confessions

    Confession: I just had a moment of sheer 'oh fuck' when I accidentally copy/pasted/sent something to someone on FB about the merits of shipping. This was followed by beautiful relief, as she was revealed to be an ardent shipper herself. My thin façade of public decency is retained for another day.
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    FinalChaos

    The Last GM Standing - Chapter 5!

    Now the only ones who haven't fought are the GM's aaand ....... Me Yep this definitely means that I'm gonna come with full on OPness spreading Chaos everywhere. All the dark rituals (watching animu) that I've been doing all this while shall finally bear fruit.
  37. 1 point
    Guys, I think we were all wrong about Katanas after all.
  38. 1 point
    They are because of Fuwanovel. DOES NO ONE READ THE DAMN MOTTO
  39. 1 point
    That guy should get the facts straight first before trying to educate others. The ammount of bullshit in that video is mindblowing. Oh, come on. There's no need to hide the fact visual novels are niche in Japan as well. They always were and will always be; doesn't matter it's basically more than 70% of games they produce, because they are all tailored towards a very specific audience and no one tries to break out of the mold.
  40. 1 point
    Maxel

    The Last GM Standing - Chapter 5!

    ...
  41. 1 point
    Nebjula

    The Last GM Standing - Chapter 5!

    Well, shit. Looking forward to working with you, Kingdomcome Nice chapter as always, Derg
  42. 1 point
    Dergonu

    The Last GM Standing!

    And here it is, Chapter 5! Like I said above, the chapters will now come out on saturdays instead of fridays, to give myself a little more time to write them. (Doing the bulk of the work after coming home from school on a friday was really tiring. This way I can relax a bit more when I'm writing!) We are down to very few people, so only a few weeks left now!
  43. 1 point
    I just want to give a shout to an amazing individual who essentially runs the entire visual novel community with his amazing work. @binaryfail is a hacking master who has saved me and I am sure other people countless times with his amazing personality and awesome help to this community. I just want to say thank you for actually doing what we as a VN community should always be doing: bettering visual novel fans and their love for the genre everywhere. If you want to know more about him, check out this podcast episode I did with him awhile back: https://www.mixcloud.com/OriginalRen/get-to-know-your-community-episode-9-binaryfail Thanks again man for all that you do.
  44. 1 point
    Wew lads. Inciting Incident was a real doozy. Real psychological stuff. Well done. That said, I think it's a bit too difficult to survive the eponymous "incident". There are so many places to go wrong...
  45. 1 point
    I've been neglecting this thread, so here's a summary of the past three days: I'll cover today first, before launching into painting stuff that nobody cares about, because today was quicker: Today I spent a fair bit of time in the British Museum. What they have is not so much my thing, but I did spend about an hour in two rooms with a bunch of clocks, a nice display about the mechanisms for clocks and pocketwatches, and some nice history of European (especially British) clockmaking. Also a little bit on marine chronometers. I really, really want a 17th-century Germanic masterpiece clock now - they had everything, man. Here's a good example. Clock? Hah. Any journeyman can make a clock. A master will make you a quarter-striking astrolabic clock enameled with Zodiac symbols, with an armillary sphere mounted on top. I hardly even know what most of those words mean! On Thursday, when I was supposed to go to Stratford-upon-Avon, jet lag reared its ugly head (despite totally reasonable times going to sleep and waking up the first night and first morning, respectively), and that ruined any possibility of both making it to Hamlet and not sleeping through it (no matter how excited I am about something, if I'm exhausted, seated, and not actively engaging, I will sleep through it). So, instead, I hit up the National Gallery. Holy shit. I spent all day Thursday there, and decided I had to come back Friday to see the rest. Friday was another full day. I still haven't seen the current big Delacroix exhibition (which is a shame), but I saw literally the whole regular display collection. And what a collection it is! They don't have anything beyond about 1905, which misses one of my favorite movements (Blue Rider and Kandinsky), but they had fantastic pieces in all my other favorite eras, and some works awesome enough to give me new favorites. I never thought of myself as a Constable fan before, but of course they have the Hay Wain. It's great, sure, but also hanging nearby was this amazing piece called Stratford Mill, which I absolutely fell in love with. Very beautiful lighting and contrast, in both the ground and the sky. The second day, I came across a Rembrandt called The Blind Tobit and Anna. I have never been so moved by a painting in my life. The light in it is so... soft, and the mood is simultaneously melancholy and content. Absolutely wonderful. Because they had some rooms closed off, I almost missed a room full of Van Gogh and Cezanne. Since I have plebeian taste, I like French Impressionism as much as the next bourgeois, so that would've been a real shame; that whole room was awesome. I never get tired of seeing Van Gogh paintings of sunflowers or cedars in person. In addition to the gorgeous Cezannes and Van Goghs, they also had a very impressive Rousseau; not someone you see a lot of. Probably all the other guys with stuff in that room would've been horrified to hear his work was hanging next to theirs in a top-notch gallery a hundred years later. So I'm standing over on one side of that French Impressionism room, glancing all the way across the room, and I see the most bizarre painting: the forms look exactly like a typical Cezanne landscape, but the colors are downright bizarre. I think "that's gotta be a Cezanne, but it sure is weird..." So I sidle up to it and see it labeled "Braque". Braque? That Braque? No way. I read the rest of the description, and it says something to the effect of "This painting, done in Braque's typical wild coloring, was made in 1907 when he was heavily influenced by Cezanne." Ok, I'll give myself a half-point for that one. Tons of amazing Renaissance paintings, of course. They had a Leonardo, the Madonna of the Rocks; pretty great. Lots of Raphaels, including some rather famous ones. A single half-finished Michelangelo; you can just tell the curators must have really wanted to be able to say they have a Michelangelo, and nobody would sell them a completed one in good shape. Some very nice Spanish Renaissance paintings - I'm a big Velazquez fan, and although I'd never seen it before, his Immaculate Conception just pulled me across the room. Stunning. They had three Caravaggios. Three! Unbelievable. The Supper at Emmaus wasn't one I'd seen before, but it's gorgeous. The expressions, the light, the shadows. What a genius. Definitely my favorite murderer / painter. I never thought of myself as a Canaletto fan before (shit, I don't think I'd even have produced his name if you gave me a day to list every old Italian painter I could think of), but I was sold after seeing a few here; I love his big paintings of Venice filled with boats and people, especially one depicting the annual Regatta on the Grand Canal. Very lively. I think that means I have shit taste, though - apparently his smaller-scale landscapes are "better". I could go on and on and on. The more time I spend on this post, the more great stuff keeps popping into my head; sorry. This is surely already a lot more than anybody cares to read, and I think I covered most of my favorites, so I'll cut it off here.
  46. 1 point
    Wow talk about mod abuse. Why was my previous comment removed? The figures had to do with the past conversations I've had with originalren.
  47. 1 point
    OhIThinkTheyLikeMe

    Caved for a Figma

    Not really. You're the one that said you like to have sexual relations with solidbatman.
  48. 1 point
    OhIThinkTheyLikeMe

    Caved for a Figma

    Why would i? If you want to take it up the butt then that's none of my concern.
  49. 1 point
    OhIThinkTheyLikeMe

    Caved for a Figma

    You should have gotten this figure set. http://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1016860987&ref=list I think it suits you better.
  50. 1 point
    How are you translating this so quickly?
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