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Darbury last won the day on June 17 2016

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  1. What are you playing?

    Sango's route is universally considered (by me) to be the worst of the lot, with way too much forced drama/psychobabble. So take heart! It can only get better from here.
  2. Fuwanovel Confessions

    You can bring the eroge with you to the tropics, you know. Why stop at 80%? Live the dream.
  3. Hajimemashite!

    Welcome to Fuwa! I've gotta say, your tastes overlap mine to an extent that's eerie. (A) Have you been stalking me? (B) If so, do you know where I put my car keys after lunch? I'm having trouble finding them.
  4. Corona Blossom released!

    How about "a squid munching on a dried old man"? Now there's a description everyone can relate to.
  5. Corona Blossom released!

    Literal translation: You go to the orchestra for some Mozart. The musicians come on stage and give you some Mozart, note-for-note, measure for measure, just as it's written in the sheet music. Expressive translation: You go to the orchestra for some Mozart. The musicians come on stage and begin playing some Mozart. But the conductor's fine-tuned the piece to account for the acoustics of the hall, the strengths and weaknesses of her players — who are her first chairs, her soloists? — and her understanding of how the music needs to flow. When should it swell? When should it whisper? What's it trying to say? In both cases, you've heard a work by Mozart. But in only one, I'd suggest, have you been given the chance to experience it. (Replace all the above with a Led Zep cover band if you'd like. I won't judge.)
  6. Corona Blossom released!

    It's not too much to ask. After so many years spent living on scraps, we've just become accustomed to asking too little.
  7. Another quick project plug: Luna Translations just released their v1.0 English patch for the Majo Koi Nikki (a.k.a. Witch's Love Diary) demo. And guess what? You should totally go get it. I've been helping out with their proofreading, and I can tell you they've done a bang-up job so far. Best part? It's super easy to obtain. Qoobrand offers the trial, which covers the game's prologue, as a free download on their site. (You'll want to grab the first one, not Trial 2.) Just download it, patch it up, and Robert's your mother's brother. Just so you know, he gets a little grabby after two or three scotches. It should also be said that Qoobrand jammed a bunch of H-scenes into the early hours of MajoKoi. Consider that fair warning... or the clang of a dinner bell, if you're hungry for that sort of thing. Unlike a lot of VNs, however, those sections are there for a reason.* MajoKoi is set up as an intricate puzzle, and the oddly early placement of the H is all part of the larger mystery. So go on — pull up a chair, order yourself a Dragon Burger (medium rare), and settle in for a small taste of what Majo Koi Nikki has to offer. Trial download: http://qoo.amuse-c.jp/01_mazyokoi/download.html English patch download: https://lunatranslationstestsite.wordpress.com/downloads/ * Not a good reason. But a better reason than most, at least.
  8. Pragmatic VN gaming: Some common sense

    Perhaps the sanest post I've read on Fuwa in a long, long time. Thank you.
  9. "Kanojo to Ore to Koibito to" Project

    Welcome to the unique hell that is working on a Pulltop Latte game. 😀
  10. What Is Editing? (baby don't hurt me)

    This begs the obvious question: “So what’s Frediting, huh?” Frediting is doing all the above very, very well. For example, a good Freditor would smack you upside the head for misusing “begs the question” like that. As Fred’s proofreader du jour, I can attest both to the quality of his prose and the dank awfulness of his puns.
  11. My PC was stolen. Any advice?

    Ouch! Sorry to hear it, Tay. As a New Yorker who's had plenty of stuff stolen over the years, I've managed to get a surprising* number of items back by keeping an eye on Craigslist sales for my area and the surrounding area. Not saying it's likely in this case, but it's worth a shot. *Two. Which is unsurprisingly better than zero.
  12. It's not a total loss. Today, thanks to you, I added the term "fair-dinkum" to my vocabulary. As the man once said, "So shines a good deed in a weary world."
  13. Other Oddball Punctuation in VNs: A Final Roundup

    We'll always have Paris bedazzlers.
  14. Umineko When They Cry - Question Arcs

    Here's a quick question for anyone who has the Steam version: Do they still translate Battler's oft-repeated line as "turn the chessboard over" rather than "turn the chessboard around"? It's a tiny thing, but that mistake bugged me to no end on my last (and only) playthrough.