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    Dergonu reacted to Plk_Lesiak in Mangagamer 2023 licensing survey is up   
    It's been a while since I've actually looked for translated VNs, let alone read one, but I kept with my yearly ritual of shilling for Seisai no Resonance localisation. :3
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    Dergonu got a reaction from Zalor in Burning down the Capitol – Yay or Nay?   
    Tay
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    Dergonu reacted to Tyrael in Old user looking to reconnect with my pals here   
    Woooooo
     
    Interested in providing content as a guest reviewer for sure, missed ya bud!
     
    No worries, just spend a fifth of your paycheck on it each month and you're golden
    I'd like to forget I ever used Skype lmao
     
    Necro gang
     
    Sup dude

    Holy bajeezus, almost 8K posts?
    Man, I loved Kindred Spirits, easily my favourite review I ever did as well.
     
    Happy to see you, fellow FFXIV addict
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    Dergonu reacted to Tyrael in Old user looking to reconnect with my pals here   
    Heya,

    I used to be very active here many years ago, looking to catch up with the many wonderful people I met here but sadly lost contact with along the way. 

    A bit about me: I used to be a casual reader, did a few reviews for the website here back in the day. My fav VNs are Rewrite, Song of Saya and G-Senjou no Maou. These days I spend a lot of my time working (argh), playing magic the gathering (irl? woah!), playing table tennis and a bit of video gaming here and there when I have the time.

    Glad to be back! 
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    Dergonu got a reaction from Charlotte Cavatica in I'm new here!   
    Welcome~ 
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    Dergonu reacted to madvanced in Fuwanovel Confessions   
    Such is life. I mostly drift around normie life and mainstream online geemus these days.
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    Dergonu reacted to madvanced in Fuwanovel Confessions   
    Same, but it has probably been like 2/2 years and a half for me. I have a beard too dorg, very nice. Also this is probably my first post in like 4 years. I sometimes do miss my days of shit posting between 2015-2018. Such is life.
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    Dergonu got a reaction from madvanced in Fuwanovel Confessions   
    Confession, I haven't read and completed a visual novel, (outside of what I translate,) for over a year and a half now.
    Also I still have a beard. Beards are cool.
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    Dergonu got a reaction from Dreamysyu in Fuwanovel Confessions   
    Confession, I haven't read and completed a visual novel, (outside of what I translate,) for over a year and a half now.
    Also I still have a beard. Beards are cool.
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    Dergonu got a reaction from GXOALMD in Can Anybody Clear my mind about Grisaia Fruit VN and Anime?   
    It covers the overall story of the VNs, yes. There is no continuation after. (I won’t count phantom bullet or whatever as canon, fight me.) Kajitsu is extremely different in places, though, especially the endings. (The anime ending to Kajitsu is anime original and not a part of the VN.) So I’d recommend reading Kajitsu. The other two are pretty well adapted. (And in my opinion those two VNs aren’t that interesting anyways.) 
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    Dergonu reacted to Chronopolis in G-Senjou no Mao question (Spoilers)   
    bruh no spoilers in the thread title. should call it G-senjou no maou ending question or something
    edit: to answer your question, I don't think there's an official answer. Some JP person guessed 春菜 (haruna), as it's similiar to usami haru.
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    Dergonu reacted to Fiddle in It's Santa Hat Time   
    Right you are, Ken. It has been fixed.
    INITIATING BEARDIFICATION, DORG.


     
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    Dergonu reacted to Fiddle in It's Santa Hat Time   
    Ho ho ho, ho ho hoes; 'tis the season!
    If your avatar is the same as it was last year and I gave you a Santa hat for said avatar, it's time to change it. Otherwise, you may select one of the Santa hats and/or other adornments below, and I'll use my sick graphical skillz to put it on your avatar. (If you don't choose a hat, I'll choose for you, for better or worse. [Worse.])

    You know the rules, and so do I. But in case you have a poor memory, they are as follows:
    Make sure your current avatar hasn't already been Santified last year or a year before that. You can make a special request or ask for a Santa hat you found somewhere on the Interwebs, but it might be difficult to implement on your avatar. (Translation: I might be too lazy to accommodate your request.) Some avatars won't look very good with a Santa hat, either because the Santa hat is cut off from view or for other reasons. I probably won't be able to do animated avatars. If you get a Santa hat from me, I'll save your original avatar somewhere and @ you after Christmas to remind you that it's time to de-Santify your avatar. For every day beyond liturgical Christmas in which your Santa hat is still on your avatar, I will be angry and I'll probably keep @'ing you in a way that one could reasonably interpret as targeted harassment.
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    Dergonu got a reaction from Rahman N in very quick question about MG status   
    I'm not 100% sure on how they do it, but I would personally think that scripting comes last, since you'd want the final draft of the text for scripting. Seeing as some changes could be made after testing, that's my guess.
    But, I don't know for sure in what order they do those two in.
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    Dergonu reacted to ChaosRaven in Soukou Akki Muramasa is getting an official Western release on 24-th of August   
    Imho, H-scenes which are there for 'story reasons' are the worst. It essentially means their only purpose is for shock factor to illustrate brutal rape or abuse. Which in the end is just a bad excuse to appeal to fans of hardcore fetish sex. There are much better ways to convey love or drama than H-scenes, which makes them almost by definition optional and just for eye candy.
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    Dergonu reacted to Yuuko in How come PARQUET, latest Yuzusoft's title* doesn't have a thread yet?   
    Already played it 1 month ago.
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    Dergonu reacted to Fiddle in Just About Everywhere You Can Buy Visual Novels in English   
    You forgot Fiddle's basement.
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    Dergonu got a reaction from Jeremiah Sand in Senmomo: A Billowing Bladestorm, A Persica Princess Translation Project   
    If you want to clear doubts about the quality of your translation, provide actual samples of it for us to read. Scripts chosen at random, preferably. 
    As someone who just completed a job that was 1m characters long over about half a year, I can attest to it being impossible to do twice that in two months. Like, literally impossible. 
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    Dergonu got a reaction from Novel21 in Senmomo: A Billowing Bladestorm, A Persica Princess Translation Project   
    If you want to clear doubts about the quality of your translation, provide actual samples of it for us to read. Scripts chosen at random, preferably. 
    As someone who just completed a job that was 1m characters long over about half a year, I can attest to it being impossible to do twice that in two months. Like, literally impossible. 
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    Dergonu reacted to bakauchuujin in List of VNs with official english release   
    I made this list almost 3 and a half years ago, making this list and maintaining it has taken a fair amount of effort, but for the most part I thought it wasn't too bad and updating it gave me a good insight into how scores on vndb would change after english releases and in general just a good overview of the official publishers of visual novels in english. However the last few months I really kind of stopped caring that much for this list and updating it became more of a chore. 
    One reason is probably that I have been at this for quite a while about 3 and a half year is a fairly long time, the other being improvements to the visual novel database search functions, I recently made a video about these search functions and honestly I don't see the point in this list anymore. Especially now that you can search for producer/publisher on vndb and get things properly sorted rather than before where you could just get a chronological order of what they released.
     
    Because of this I plan to stop updating this list, I will do my last updates for it this weekend, but after that I probably won't do further updates. I still see a point in the one for physical releases though and that takes way less effort so I will maintain that one.
     
     
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    Dergonu reacted to Zakamutt in Recruiting jp to en translators for vn or indies games on DLsite   
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    1 yen per 1 character (depending on experience). Crediting as the translator of the product. Access to the original version of the products you are asked to translate. 0.9 cents per character, wonderful offer innit? Actually worse than sol press. Well maybe they actually pay

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    Required skills/experience ・ English: native with excellent writing and proofreading skills ・ Japanese: fluent (preferably JLPT N1 or equivalent) ・ Photoshop nice standards, but who would actually do the work for you at this skill level? Anyway I doubt they actually demand this for real, I've seen some dlsite translations...

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    Successful applicants will be required to submit a certificate of residency from the country they live in. This does not apply for applicants residing in Japan.
    Why is this needed lol that's way too mendou, trying to filter for conscientiousness or what?
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    Dergonu reacted to NowItsAngeTime in If My Heart Had Wings/Konosora got me to try a Glider ride (vlog)   
    Ever since I read If My Heart Had Wings/Konosora, I've always wanted to try out at Glider ride at least once. I was able to accomplish that, and even make a short vlog about it. You can view my experience in this video:
     
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    Dergonu reacted to Eclipsed in What are you playing?   
    Nagisa Furukawa


    ^Miss little CLANNAD poster heroine in her prime right here, making everybody proudz :')
    I've been slogging through CLANNAD for several weeks now, and it's only during Nagisa's route that they finally officially dump the OP on you, so saving her route for last I was like l0l really??

     
    Her route though was... surprisingly average; not much to say. Nothing special or out of this world happens. But at least Nagisa in general finally grew on me. I disliked her meek softspoken personality at first but she becomes less reserved and speaks her mind more often later on while maintaining that same slow, gentle demeanor. Very wholesome to be around.
    ...Which is why it is absolutely hilarious that Tomoya pervs out on her at the randomest moments. He's a pretty reserved protagonist overall in that aspect, so I just burst out laughing here:

    Really, Tomoya?? You're with one of the more wholesome heroines and this is what you scheme?!  
    Out of all heroines I'd rank the route quality Kotomi > Tomoyo > Nagisa >= Fuko >= Kyou/Ryou > Others
    Speaking of the others, sorry I ran out of gas and had to speedrun Misae, and literally Ctrl-skipped skimmed through Kappei. Just gib me them lights!
     
     

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    And so... I've finally reached Awesome Stuff. Wish me luck.
     
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    Dergonu got a reaction from Dreamysyu in The Bare Minimum Required to Read Visual Novels in Japanese   
    Back when I was studying at uni in Japan, one of my professors recommended a series of grammar dictionaries that came in handy. When it comes to grammar learning in these types of communities, I rarely see people mention anything other than Tae Kim's guide, which I'm personally not a huge fan of. Figured these could be helpful for people specifically only learning the bare minimum for reading, so they can look up grammar just as easily as vocab when reading. You can just keep it next to you while you read, and quickly flip through the pages for whatever piece of grammar you encounter and want to look up. (They are fantastic for people actually learning the language for more normal use too, of course!)
    Links:
    Basic: Link
    Intermediate: Link
    Advanced: Link
    I only use Japanese amazon, but I'm sure these books are available in other countries as well. Just google the title.
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