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  1. When Yuzusoft gets too Meta

    Just banter by the way.
  2. [Re]Introduction

    Welcome back, boi. Hopefully all the uni stuff ends soon and you can be active around here again, although the action tends to happen at discord usually. Anyways, god bleds, peace and love.
  3. A/An (Re)Introduction

    Wow, it's none other than my boy coming back. Welcome welcome. Be sure to join the discord servers because there's where all the fun happens. Peace, love and god bless.
  4. Opinions on the current visual novel fanbase/community?

    I don't say that I don't like gays or transexuals ( some of my family members are), I'm saying that I don't like gay or transexual topics in Visual Novels. Maybe you should read better what I say. You don't know me, and you should stop judging people over internet posts.
  5. Virgin, the proud and legitimate leader of SP going at it with another quality post yet again, proving the low iq plebs how a true master of English can create pieces of art. Thanks for the mention, I'll never forget you bro. We need to read Noble Works again sometime in Japanese, that's the true experience. Love, Bee.
  6. Opinions on the current visual novel fanbase/community?

    You say this, but then you immediately assume this one paragraph later: Isn't this an inclusive community that accepts all opinions? I wasn't memeing here and I legitimately don¡t like gay or transexual topic or characters in VN's. I think they are "degenerate" like I mention in the post before. It's my opinion bro, not trolling. Then again, proves my point of how mods don't know when to discern whether we're trolling or just being serious about these things. Then again, won't refute your points because in general you're right when it comes to Fuwanovel being more focused on friendliness I guess. No problem there bro. Thanks for the offer for mod classes, but since I'll never be a mod anywhere I'll just have to pass on them. About the "pages full of memes" you're, in my opinion, overblowing it, but at some point I do admit that it got out of control. I think things have calmed down now though, so no idea about the fuss on that aspect. As a last pointer, to respond to your serious question (implying that you're not being serious about the rest of the post?) I stay here because I like it more than reddit and because the friends I've made over the time are here. I don't like the core of fuwa (if you consider the modding policies to be "the core" of this website in the first place) but that doesn't mean that I'll stay here because, in the end, I like it more than other places. Extra easter eggs: - "Only a moron would ever think it's toxic. Not even you believe it's toxic though, since you correctly talk about derailing later." - Low-key calling me a moron is rude, bro. - "Now, I love shitty memes. We have a place for them, it's the coliseum of chatter." - The last time we tried to shitpost in the coliseum of chatter (where shitposting is supposed to happen) everyone involved in it got warnings and temporary bans.
  7. Hi friends

    I'm speechless.
  8. Hello, this looks interesting, so as a member of the Serious Posters I nominate myself to be part of this team. I will unironically be serious if I'm chosen.
  9. Welcome to fuwanovel man, it's a pleasure to hsve you here. Grisaia is my favourite vn too (even though I only read that one) and I like that you are a fan of starless as well. Love, Barry.
  10. Opinions on the current visual novel fanbase/community?

    Hello guys, it's me, Bee, and as someone who has experienced the so called "EOP" spectrum of the community and slowly but surely being able to see through the lens of the "JOP" spectrum I'll throw in my two cents and give an opinion of what this community is, or at least define what the outlying problems within it are. Since I don't want to get this post deleted because "muh drama" and "negativity" or some of that crap mods like to make up sometimes I'll just give general outlines and not specify or go very deep into things. I'll start the summary by going to everyone's favourite place to hang out these days with other "vn enthusiasts" which is Reddit: Community: the majory of dwellers inside here are either EOP's (yes, I said EOP's, get triggered) or elitist JOP's whose sole role in their lives is to shit on everything and anything; it doesn't matter if it's a fantl or a "professional" translation. Examples: "Oh my god, this translation has sub-par English and I, even if I'm a native/polish-english speaker but haven't worked as an editor ever before, would've done this way better. I pity the low-iq mongers who like this and blah blah blah..." you can get the gist of what I'm talking about. (Spoiler alert: not everyone in Reddit is like this, this is just my conception in general of what it represents now and what it has always represented.) Modding: I have not much to say in regards to reddit modding, but as far as I know and it goes I really don't see glaring issues with it. Mods don't seem biased when deleting posts like in other subreddits and they let every cancerous thread be in general, so that's my take on it. (I don't visit reddit so I'm most likely 99% wrong here, so no flame for this.) And now it's time for Fuwa小説 (Shousetsu is "novel" for the EOP's): Community: I honestly feel like there's a mix of a lot of people and personalities in general. It feels like in general this is a "more friendly" community in a sense, it's too PC for my tastes in general, but no matter who you are you'll end up finding people to be around within here if you look hard enough (I mean, just look at my cancerous ass.) It has way more EOP's than JOP's in general and it probably lacks elitism, which shies away potential drama which could, in short, generate more conversations. Elitism is cancer, but it's a necessary cancer, and it creates discussion, compared to just accepting new people who "Have just read Doki Doki or Grisaia and they already think they'll never read anything before." JOP's are partly right when they refer to original works being better, spoiler alert, they are because translations never deliver what the author intended, and no matter how good the translator is the majority of these games have what makes them special, taken from them. ANyways, I'm derailing too much. In general, there's a broader spectrum of people here, way less than reddit, which leads to the false belief that "we" are more cohesioned, which is a lie. I've never seen such categorization and grouping as I've seen in this medium ever. Then again, I've not been to many mediums either so yeah. Modding: and the last point I mention falls back on the topic of modding in this website. I'll try to sum it up saying that the mod team as it is right now feels like good modding consists solely on deleting posts that are "harmful" or "incite hate." I know that there are probably other duties you have to fulfill as a mod, but as far as I'm concerned deleting posts and handing bans without reason / warning seems to be the priority now, god bless. Now, inb4 angry mods come and say "You have two warning posts for trolling, lmao." Firstly, I am not putting as an example my personal experiences here because my warnings were justified (TLDR; I told someone to kill himself in a post and I created troll threads personally attacking Okami.) The issue stems from things like deleting a SoU DeSukA meme with a spongebob picture in a thread that was talking about localizations or something like that, or literally deleting a post that says "Kiri rules this community" in this thread. Mods need to start discerning which posts are clearly toxic and which posts are just friendly banter. Derailing is a shit reason to hide posts and everyone derails in general at some point. Inb4 my post is derailing. The last point I want to touch is that some of the mods have a tendency to stick their noses where they shouldn't be doing it. My recommendation would be to stick modding in Fuwanovel and it's official Discord and stop trying to meddle with other servers that have nothing to do officially with it. If you want to do so become a mod of said server. (Inb4 omg Bee this drama with the FuwaSpammers Discord server again? Yes, it needs to be addressed because I found it literally ridiculous.) *Inb4 people say that this is an excuse to roast the mods in this forum. I won't deny that maybe that's the case. Now, aside from these, I'll rebute some points from certain users: People have to start realizing that the "professional" spectrum of the scene in a general sense is full of amateurs and people who just get hired starting from a fantranslation background. I'm not saying that some of them turn out to be good, or that there are no pros in the scene, which is false, but the majority of the industry (both in the translation/editing grounds and the company management and companies'-side of things it's full of young people and amateurs who just jump at the scene hoping they succeed and have some luck with their releases, no matter how bad things are handled in a general sense. I don't mind people that defend companies in general, but I'll admit that those persons are either: 1) "Shills" that literally work for said company, won't say names. 2) People that will always buy everything from VN companies as long as the text is slightly readable in English and has anime boobs / anime art + japanese voices. Also, if someone defends Sekai Project at this point I'll actually think that either they have mental disabilitities or are in a state of complete denial about how they need to burn to the ground. Negativity stems from being in this medium too long and seeing the same shit happen over and over again or from being or becoming an old person. There are more "old" people in this community that people seem to believe. EVN's in a general standpoint are complete and utter trash that need to be removed from this planet. The majority of them follow the same patterns and the majority of companies behind them don't fall behind on the schedule: 1) Either copy the format of Japanese VN's (why calling them EVN's then in the first place? Call them Japanesey VN's in English at this point) or generally make a theme that contains as much degeneracy as possible (I can't count the number of times I've seen the topic of "gay/trans protagonist in an even gayer/transier adventure). *Not all EVN's are like these are a very few amount are decent reads. 2) Companies that make them follow the Sekai Project mindset of doing a kickstarter as a backup plan in case they utterly fail selling it (and they will in most of the cases) so they don't suffer money loss. Stop spamming Patreons and Kickstarter campaigns, it gets boring and abusing the crowdfunding system is not the best way to gain support. Anyways, I think that's all the ranting I'll do. Maybe I derailed a bit but whether or not that's the case we'll see it soon, as the mods like to categorize mine or any of "HMN's Crew" posts as troll in the first place.
  11. Fuwa's First International Blame Mitch Day!

    Bee don't troll. Bee don't troll. Bee don't troll. Bee don't troll. Bee don't troll. Bee don't troll. Bee don't troll. Bee don't troll.
  12. Pick your Fuwaifu! (2018 edition)

    I still feel deeply offended about @HMN not being here.
  13. This is a topic that could be endless, mainly because this discussion is complex and there are many things that have to be considered when talking about companies. You are right in everything you say but blaming their game choices is a weak argument imo. Apart from that, the least favourite thing these companies do is existing in the first place.
  14. https://ibb.co/bJVxwH Ill just hit this post with a classic.
  15. Hey, what’s up. This is Bee, or better known as Barry. So far, my activity on this forum has been limited to just spam troll comments and threads, and while that is, for the most part, funny and entertaining, I thought that I should make a serious post about something just to counter the not-so-serious ones I’ve been pumping out so far. I decided to start this blog with a series of posts, which I have named “New Companies: Good or Bad?.”It’s a series in which I’ll “analyze” and, hopefully, try to convince people that might be interested in supporting these companies to at least give some thought to where they’re getting their money into. Since this is a very broad subject I’ll be splitting this up into a series, in which I’ll be taking on the different companies and also give some of my opinion in general of them in every aspect that concerns localizations, such as meeting deadlines, having professional PR/workers and so on and so forth. Disclaimer: In these blog posts I’ll be reviewing the newer companies (although I might go over the old ones as well) detailing their pros and cons contrasted with my opinion. Remember that I am VERY biased and that my opinion is as worthless as anyone else’s, so take it with a grain of salt. Anyways, without further ado, I’ll start this episode talking about the newer company that has risen from the depths of hell (moe hell, to be precise), and this one being NekoNyan . NekoNyan seems to be the newest company that has appeared in what I’d call the “Massification of VN’s” era, one in which people are just spawning new companies in an attempt to compete against the current monsters that gobble the industry, being MangaGamer and Sekai Project primarily (I’ll leave JAST and FrontWing aside because I do not consider them being very relevant in the market at the moment.) NekoNyan seems to follow the same pattern of thought as SolPress, this being their “core beliefs” if I’d call it like that. “We believe that we’ve learned the mistakes other companies have made.” - This is a general phrase that these new companies have been selling us; they assure that they’ve learned from past mistakes companies like Sekai Project have made (a fair example would be the latest releases of Hoshimemo and Leyline). Very strange that they’re saying this, because the main two members of Hoshimemo’s disaster (Akerou, CEO & Translator of NekoNyan, and Chuee, Editor at NekoNyan as well) are working in that company in the first place. I mean, I believe in the fact that people can change, but to be completely honest those two (especially you, Chuee) don’t really give me the good vibes. Especially from someone who is not critical about himself and refuses to improve his work. In summary, they seem to have a better scope of things, but I don't see much difference regarding other companies. How about being more open about what you do? *Daily reminder that Hoshimemo’s disaster was not because of these two alone, but they were part of the problem. “We strive to bring Japanese culture and to connect fans with developers.” This sounds awfully close to what Sekai Project says in their website. It’s not inherently a bad thing, but as far as I’ve grasped they’re using the same method of team compositions as Sekai Project. Hopefully their project coordinator (whoever that is) either exists in the first place (SP has none afaik, at least not a good one) or knows his shit, because otherwise prepare to see fiestas like Leyline. This is a very difficult and broad subject to touch but I find it funny how these people pride themselves for being professional at what they do. I don’t think that’s the case, though. One of the many definitions of professional by the cambridge university says as follows: “having the qualities that you connect with trained and skilled people, such as effectiveness, skill, organization, and seriousness of manner,” aka, you have to have the skills in order to be a professional, it’s not only about being paid for translating or editing something. I’ve been paid numerous times for working on the English department in some Light Novels, does that mean that I’m automatically a “professional”? Not in my eyes, at least. Working on SakuSaku and Hoshimemo doesn’t mean you’re up for professional work, neither does having your edits released by Sekai Project. I’m not going to debate here whether the rest of the staff is up for it or not because I have yet to see something from them (not all, though, I genuinely believe that some of their staff is good) but before something comes out I’m going to say that the final product won’t be anything outstanding and won’t break any expectations compared to other companies. This talking about a translation quality standpoint, in the case of PR, Project Management and coordination we'll have to wait and see. About the choice of games they went for; to be honest I can’t blame them. Moege is, in my eyes, insufferable trash, but it’s what sells and what Steam users usually prefer. Not all of them seem like full moege/slice of life stuff, but in a general sense they’re more focused on a selling standpoint, meaning that they won’t take risks and will probably go after moege, which is what sells. What does this mean? Even though this means more VN’s getting localized, it doesn’t mean that they’re going to be good. In fact, I dare to say that they’re just going to oversaturate the market (it’s already saturated IMO, but even more now). To sum things up; Do I think NekoNyan will be the “saviour of VN’s and have a “unique personality” compared to other companies, like say, MangaGamer? No. Their choices are bland, most of their staff seems the same staff that every other company has (let’s remember that the same people are always the ones working for every single company) and my general distrust towards some of the staff members just doesn’t make it up for me. As for unique personality goes, I don’t think they’ll be any different than SolPress, for example. ALthough their focus seems to be specified on VN’s only (maybe they expand to LN’s and Manga like everyone else in due time, we’ll have to see.) Are their practices better than Sekai Project’s, for example? As far as consumer-focus goes, a very big yes. They appeal to a broader audience and they seem to have taken some very important steps in order to make things generally better and not bring shame upon themselves (thank god they’re not kickstarting their projects, that’s a big plus and deserves respect). As far as internal focus goes, we’ll have to wait and see. Same goes with PR, so far, nothing wrong. Hopefully they’ll hire someone actually competent at that job instead of random people. Should people instantly follow them like lambs and praising their work even if they haven't even read an excerpt of what they've translated? No. This is a recurrent problem nowadays, when people see something new they always tend to think it's better. And the matter of fact is that that's not the case, at least here. Companies like SolPress are already being labelled as the "saviours" of translations, when, as far as I've seen from their work it's nothing different compared to a decent translation work made by MG or even SP. Hopefully people will be more skeptic about new companies like these ones, but that's obviously not going to be the case and droolers will start appearing sooner or later. Tldr: they're nothing different from what we've seen so far. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Unrelated to the post; Please leave your opinion on the format of the post and the display of topic in general: Did you like it? Would you add more info or less info? Would you like more company “reviews”? Was I too harsh? Constructive criticism so I can improve my blog posting is very appreciated. Since this is a very new company with no games released yet I retrained myself about commenting about other elements that are core when translating VN's, I'll probably make a more detailed post about NekoNyan in the future, once we've seen a full scope of their intentions and quality. Before someone raises the question: “Then who do you consider a good professional?” I’ll answer with people like: Conjueror, Garejei, Makoto, Koestl and Ambigravity for example, there are more but these are the better known people in my book. Another thing I need to reiterate: this is not a hate thread towards certain people (some will get the wrong idea reading "1."). If I mention names I just want to be clear about my intentions: I'm not here to hate on anybody. Thanks for reading so far (if you actually did).
  16. Hm, to be honest the situation you pose is a very difficult one to be in. I don't really want to give any direct advice because in the end it's your life bro, but if you have to choose between something that will make you unhappy your entire life then just risk it and go to Japan, I mean, what do you have to lose at this point? Then again, going the "safe" route is also a viability. I'm not going to debate here whether your choice of going to Denmark was a good one or not (I personally would've chosen a country that's close to Italy, living there is not particularly expensive and life's pretty good) but then again, I'd just go for it, so there you go. People do a lot of things without previous planning and sometimes things just pan out. Life is a bitch, but to be honest that's how it's going to be always forever and ever, so why not just doing whatever you feel like it will make it bearable? That's all I can say about the matter. I wish you happiness no matter what option you choose, even if it's easier said than done.
  17. Almost a year later...

    Congrats on reaching the milestone! What are ur three sizes btw? xDDDDDDd!!!11 Being somewhat more serious now, hopefully you will manage to stay here for some time. You bring somewhat of a different vibe to this place that I dont particularly dislike. Godspeed and god bless you.
  18. Mai-hime unmei no keitoujuu

    I don't know why these kinds of threads are still allowed on this place. No, no one's going to take this VN in consideration just because someone mentioned it in a thread in this dead forum. To add even more insult, it's a medium-lengthed game. Lmao wait until 2800 for the windows release. TLDR: mods delete this thread.
  19. M/F/K Fuw0 Edition 2018~

    I would only marry a true self-proclaimed fedora master atheist, so @Chewy would probbly be my first choice here. I would only fuck someone who isn't a degenerate, someone who only plays Japanese VN's, so @HMN has to be my pocket pick here. As for kill, since I only have one stinger and I can only attac once because after I do I'd take my life, I'll choose my boiya @Zander so we can double suicide together like Romeo and Juliet. As an honorable mention, if I was able to make a 2 grill harem, Little Shogun would be my choice for second waifu 1000%. Smash the like button for more content.
  20. People get way too salty sometimes, but yes. I do agree with everyone's opinion here.
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  22. HoshiMemo review discussion

    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Hoshimemo. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of creative writing most of the lines will go over a typical reader's head. There’s also Chuee's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into the characterisation of the heroines- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Leyline, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these lines, to realise that they’re not just badly written - they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Hoshimemo's Translation truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the deepness in the narrator's existential catchphrase “Mare's face is instantly shrouds in a hue of weariness,” which itself is a cryptic reference to Fred's favourite VN Karakara 2 (which he gave a 5/5, mind you). I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Chuee’s genius wit unfolds itself on their PC screens. What fools.. how I pity them. And yes, by the way, i DO have a Hoshimemo tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the waifus’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid
  23. "Shameful disupuree!!," shouted the angry Samurais while waving their swords in a very exaggerated manner. "Korose, korose!," shouted one of the Samurai zealots. "D-demo, what did he do wrong senpai ;W;?," said one of the initiates. "He did the worst kind of sin: he included chink and anglo VN's in the list, he didn't even add an untranslated game into the list!," responded the kouhai's senpai. "B-But, why does he have to die, can't he just repent his sins by reading a Masada work?" While the Samurais were shouting, Zander came out of the building, escorted by the one and only Emperor of all the Nihonjins: Hirohito. In a fit of rage, Hirohito pushed Zander and placed his head in the wood log, pushing it against it with his waraji, and then chanted: "This person has commited the biggest sin: putting non-japanese titles approved by le watashi in his list, and to add insult to the matter, he added an English VN, the filthiest form of VN's (should we even call them that?) May this punishment serve as an example to all normie newfags who dwell in this forum / glorious nippon. Then, just as he finished saying that, he raised his Katana and chopped Zander's head off, dropping a tear right as he did so. "Today, we've lost a great warrior, he had so much potential..." said Hirohito, holding back his salty tears. Later, Hirohito signed a peace treaty with the United States and killed himself (never forgetti.) Anyways, Zander, to sum everything up, Jigaishitekudasai. Love, Barry B.