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If you thought that I was actually going to finish something I'd started before moving on to something else, then you don't know me very well. So here I am playing Tsukikana instead of Ginharu!
Been busy for a while, but this time I only stopped for a few months rather than a few years
Shoutout to littleshogun for being the only person who commented on my previous entry
Screw you Derg, I'm going to read at whatever speed I damn well please.
Wow, I actually made another entry. Nobody saw that coming.
I've gotta live up to the name of the blog, ya know?
Actually I recently found about about the Hoshi Ori patch that's being worked on right now, and that made me want to revisit Ginharu. I was considering just reading it on my own without updating the blog but that felt wrong. I'll probably end up disappearing for another year after a few entries, but we'll see. In the meantime, I'll probably have fewer screenshots and more summarization because I'm lazy.
Also it turns out that I never even published the previous entry in September of 2017, so here it is I guess
Now onto the stuff I read recently and not over a year ago
According to a program I made, I've played 20 hours of Ginharu as of the end of this post, so I decided to see how far in I am. I timed how long it takes to ctrl from the start to where I am, and then how long it takes to ctrl from where I am to where the OP movie plays, and it seems I only need to play about 15 more hours until the prologue (dunno if you can really call it that in this case, but whatever) ends. Hurray for terrible terrible reading speed!
Quite a bit happened since we last left off, Hina spent all day hanging out at our place with Yuzuki
The two of them then went up to her room, and when Yukito came to bring them tea
Once that misunderstanding is out of the way, Yukito retreats to his room to read some shounen manga in peace and quiet, when
The next day after class, Hina invited Yuzuki over to her place (Yukito was invited too, but he dodged it by saying boys of his age shouldn't be going to girls' houses), and his parents were at work so he went to a restaurant, and unexpectedly met Mizu-nee
Over the next few days we meet Momo-chan-sensei, a new student teacher who happens to have been a student of Yukito's mother, and after the two of them got drunk at his mom's restaurant with Yukito still present, and Momo-chan-sensei having forced him to sleep in the same futon with her, he promises not to tell anyone in return for her letting him decided what extracurricular activity she is going to hold. He decides to have her hold a "One-room classroom", essentially a class where students from different grades could all be equal regardless of being a senpai/kouhai, an idea he got from one of his first conversations with Hina.
Once the extracurricular activity is decided, Yukito makes a pamphlet to advertise it, and Yuzuki suggests he draw a snowman. The next day he shows the pamphlet to his classmates
This however leads to a conversation where we find out that Bethly is really good at drawing, and she proceeds to draw a much better snowman, and it's all thanks to her mother who is a somewhat famous artist
Over the course of the day Yukito invites all of the girls to this One-room classroom, and they mostly say they'll think about it
This all happens right before golden week, so we then cut to each of the girls in turn thinking about going... aside from Bethly, who pretty much just thinks about her mom, but can you blame her?
Once golden week is over, Bethly doesn't come to school for a few days, turns out she's sick. Naturally, Yukito and Yuzuki go to visit her and bring her the handouts, but she's asleep when they get there, so they talk to her father, Brian, instead. He only speaks English, but because the devs were lazy all the English conversations are in Japanese and it's simply implied that they're speaking English. After a short conversation, Yukito invites Brian to his mom's cafe, saying they have great pancakes
He accepts, and they have a nice long conversation at the cafe thanks to Yukito's mom Maria being able to speak English rather well, due to the fact that she traveled a lot back when she performed. We learn that Brian is a pilot, and that they moved to Japan because after Bethly's mom died of sickness around the same time last year, he wasn't making enough money, so the moved to somewhere where airline pilots are paid more. He really enjoys the pancakes, Maria insists he take some back home to Bethly, and Yukito decides he wants to try drawing a snowman again...
That's all for now~
I decided that in order to keep track of what I've read, I'm going to write short summaries of what happened in Ginharu. I figured I might as well post them here, someone might find them interesting, and others might flame me for reading SoL garbage. Since I'm a Japanese noob, the reading will be very slow and probably very inaccurate, but it's better than waiting for the TL (ETA 50,000 years). I've read a little bit before today, so here's all that basically happened:
Protag's step-mom takes an amazing photo of Yukito and his step-sister Yuzuki
They then walk to school together, but rather than not be late Yukito drops his sister off and goes to visit his actual mom at his grandma's coffee shop
Then upon being sent to some classroom or another for being late we meet the Canadian transfer student Bethly
They can barely understand each other, but eventually Yukito turns the heating on and gets her a chemical heating pad from the infirmary, and he has to explain how it works... to someone from Canada...
Upon reaching their actual classroom and giving introductions we meet the person we're sitting next to, Momiji
We have a few awkward conversations with Bethly
School is over and we go to meet our senpai ice-skating nearly-champion who just came back, Mizuha
Last but not least, we meet the super-genki Aoi, Yuzuki's classmate who already became her friend
The three of them then go visit Yukito's mom again, and Aoi basically tells her that she was right to get a divorce to follow her dream of becoming a super violinist
And that's basically everything that's happened so far, to the best of my (poor) knowledge, time to go read more!
Bethly seems to be up to something...
The next day
The next day
This blog is way overdue as it is because of RL so I'm just going to stop here for now
Yukito almost oversleeps and Yuzuki ends up having to wake him up
On the weekend they go on a pool date
Haven't read much last week, hopefully I can rectify that this week
More broadcast club stuff happens but nothing particularly exciting, the gang ends up going to the skating rink
School starts and the broadcasting club does interviews of Mizu-nee and Bethly
Couple of days later
Skip to February and it's time for Bethly to go back to Canada
And now it's literally a year later, Valentine's day the next year.
A few days later everyone's preparing for a party but nobody tells Yukito what it's about
A few weeks later
After much deliberation, we get Bethly's answer!
Later that day Yukito talks to his dad and step-mom
Skip to the end of the year
This seems like a pretty good stopping point for now :^)
So since I'm finally reading again and actually made a post, might as well keep doing this. I'm probably not going to be as detailed as before because lazy and because I read a bit faster now than I did 8 months ago.
So it's now summer, and someone needs to clean the pool. Our valiant protag-kun volunteers, but all the other students cleaning the pool are there as punishment for being late... or at least they would have been had they not all managed to escape, leaving poor MC to do all the work himself. Thankfully one person comes to help
So after cleaning the pool and getting all dirty and sweaty they take a shower.
The next day, as thanks for helping him out, Yukito shows Bethly around town.
I guess that's it for now, more when I read more
This post is from all the reading I've done over the weekend, so there's a lot of stuff here
Not much else happens over the summer, Bethly goes back to Canada for a while and she and Yukito send each other snail mail. Once summer break is over, they go back to doing their "one-room classroom" thing.
Eventually everyone ends up looking at Bethly's sketchbook and Hina notices something
A few time skips later, without a ton of particularly notable events, and it's winter again. Time to plan an activity for the winter break and it looks like it's going to be skiing
They ended up going there, the absolute madmen.
Later that day
Pretty much immediately after that we skip to april when the next school year is starting.
After school the next day, Yukito and Bethly get pancakes at his mom's cafe.
A few days later after school, Yukito and Bethly go back to the mountain because that's the only place where there's any snow left and they want to make a snowman.
As of writing this I've read 50 hours of Ginharu... at this rate I might get to the end of a route before 5000 hours!
I wasn't really going to keep doing this blog, I got super busy with school last year so I barely read any Ginharu since, and finding the right moment to screenshot can be annoying... but I just had to capture poor Momiji getting fucking rekt.
Thankfully everyone reconsiders after hearing Momiji's super dramatic reading. Later Hina addresses something that's been bugging me as well.
Been busy this week, didn't get to read as much, took a bunch of screenshots though!
Bethly came to school the next day, all healthy and less depressed.
The one-room classroom had its first meeting, and it basically consisted of Yukito, the 5 grills and Momo-chan-sensei as the teacher. Since the topic was "My favourite thing" and Yukito was first, he gave a speech about how the local mountaintop was his favourite thing, and everyone liked it so much they decided they wanted to go there.
Bethly also talked about her favourite thing, which is Alberta, and her mom. After the one-room classroom, everyone went home together, and discussed the two speeches.
It was decided that they'd go up to the mountain top on the weekend. Naturally Yukito and Yuzuki arrived at the rendezvous point first, and they soon saw what looked like Hina being accosted by two large gentlemen, and figured they must be womanizers, so Yukito had to go save her.
Turns out they were just tourists trying to get directions.
Eventually everyone but Bethly arrives, and since she's nowhere to be seen we end up taking the cable car without her.
A short while after we reach the top, we hear a familiar sneeze somewhere nearby.
Once the group is all back together, everyone decides to have a snowball fight, as middle-schoolers do.
Well, that's all for now, and now it's time for more reading!
Gathering MOE has been a bit slow, not as many intro threads, but I persevere for the sake of MOE!
There's something about VNs with snowy settings (Kanon, DCII, hell, even Yukizakura to some extent) that greatly appeals to me. Hard to say why, but regardless Gin'haru just happens to be a VN with a lot of winter themes, which is great. Also I really like all of the characters. If I wasn't completely biased towards Bethly, I'd have a hard time deciding whose route to do first.
The events from my previous post all took place on the first day, and pretty much spanned the entire day. Basically the only thing that happened after was Yuzuki thinking about how nice her brother is, and deciding she wants to start calling him Onii-chan.
The next day we find out Momiji is a huge bookworm that likes to read fantasy novels
Then later on Yuzuki, Aoi, and Yukito all go visit Mizuha at the ice rink, but she seems to be upset about something (couldn't possibly be that promise the protag forgot, could it? )
After Aoi fangirling hard about Yukito being osananajimis with a famous figure skater, the (much shorter than last time) day ends, but not before Yuzuki does her best
The next day we meet Aoi after class, turns out she's pretty genre-savvy
Then after a little bit she abruptly drags you into a nearby empty classroom
The next day (or maybe not the next day, I kinda lost track of time) we see Momiji suspiciously sneaking into an empty classroom on her own, after a bit of spying and eavesdropping turns out she was practicing a one-man play.
Fast forward to more of the flashback with Mizuha, turns out their promise...
Of course, Yukito immediately rushes to see her
Finally, it's Saturday and Aoi comes to visit Yuzuki first thing in the morning
Now, onward to reading!
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