Greetings to anyone who reads this~
I'm horrible at introductions, so this is just going to seem like a random mess, bear with me please
My username is Ceris (obviously) and am a newer anime fan and even newer to the VN world. I don't have a certain genre I stick to, but tend to like slice of life-ish anime that mix comedy and drama well (like nakige) and since I come to tears easy, the sadder the better. I'm also a fan of moe and romances (my taste in romance isn't concrete and can vary greatly). I'm a pretty laid back person who doesn't try to criticize things and just tries to enjoy whatever he's doing. I don't know any Japanese beyond a few random words, so I'm at the mercy of the translators.
I started watching anime back in August of 2012 and got immediately hooked on it and have seen over 100 different series. Because of my huge interest in anime, I asked a friend to recommend me a visual novel that doesn't have an anime adaption, so he mentioned Rewrite because of my love for Key anime. Rewrite is now my all time favorite form of (dunno what word to use here to include books, anime, cartoons, etc, anything entertainment along these lines? ). <-Long winded, but I loved Rewrite completely. Since then, I haven't branched out too well and want to change that. I tend to get interested in the *shallow* way of judging character designs, then with a little research, check to see if they're nukige (avoid these), or if an anime, just general plot synopsis, and for both, character bios.
To mention the visual novels I've played (read?):
Rewrite - Mentioned above. The only VN I've completed to this date.
Symphonic Rain - Through the heroine routes, need to finish the Al Fine route, absolutely love this.
Little Busters - Saves stopped working (dunno what happened) as I reached Refrain, but I've seen the anime. Will complete when Ex is finished being translated.
Clannad - Seen anime, only cleared two routes so far.
Toradora Portable - Another anime I've seen, just cleared Taiga stuff.
Ikinari Anata ni Koishiteiru - Saves stopped working on this as well, cleared Tsumugu and Eika routes, will finish one day, not a fan of the game, only downloaded as a new release from Fuwanovel.
Flyable Heart - Cleared Mayuri and half way through Sakurako but lost saves. Started it due to hearing a lot about it.
VNs I've downloaded but have yet to play
Planetarian - Will do very soon since it's Key and really short.
Grisaia no Kajutsu - Fuwanovel banner made me download it.
If My Heart Had Wings - Cool name, heard positive things
Hoshizora no Memoria - Heard it was moe (?) and loved character designs
Cross Channel - Heard positive things
Ones that interest me that don't have an English translation.
Clover Day's - Character design + character bios
Your Diary - Character design
Hatsuyuki Sakura - Character Design
Thanks for reading this. Any recommendations are welcome. I may or may not stay active around here, since I really just chime in here and there instead of being full blown active on forums anyway. Wanted to make a (rather messy) introduction thread either way. Hope this wasn't too bad.