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  1. I'd love to reccomend Kami no Ue no Mahoutsukai (it's pretty cool), but that VN has a lot misery (probably not what you think, either). The story is a mystery with rather conceptual supernatural elements. It is also a character-centric work.

    Semiramis no Tenbin is a fascinating/stimulating read, though not particularly 'happy' (what Clephas said). It's also a harder title to read (but totally doable).

    Tenshi no Hane o Fumanaide if you don't hate the setting and the pace of it, you'll probably enjoy it. It's a little bit different, and yet should still appeal to a wide range of niche readers.

     

  2. 6 hours ago, Weis13 said:

    Through so many forums, you can see that most old timers are an eccentric bunch that really only likes specific flavors and have stayed that way in a niche community. Don't think we will change our ways anytime soon, and being so we will attract more people of our kind instead of just the trend followers.

    Yeah, you really nailed it. Btw, welcome to the fuwanovel!

    I think there are enough story-focused vns now on steam that that front has a lot of opportunity to attract new members.

  3. On 2016-12-06 at 0:21 AM, Kenshin_sama said:

    "In what kind of recovery does the DBMS use the log to undo any changes made to a database during a certain period?"

    Confession: Got this as a question for my exam review with one of my computer courses. Could not call myself a member of Fuwanovel if I didn't know the answer to this, lol.

    Woah, that sounds awfully familiar. I was taking a database course last term as well.

  4. 30 minutes ago, Awesomeguy247 said:

    不自然に間が開いているし、あからさまに目線を逸らしている。

    ^what does this means? I understand the second part of the sentence, but I don't get the first part.

     

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    ん……んん~朝……?
    ひんやりとした空気を身体に感じてまぶたを開ける。
    体をグッと伸ばしながら外を見ると、まだ日は昇っておらず薄暗いままだった。
    いつの間にか眠ってしまっていたらしい。
    うわ……やらかした……
    昨日は大晦日。年を越したら[HF]に挨拶に行こうと、日付が変わるのを待っていたら、思わぬ失敗をしてしまった。
    さすがに[HF]もすでに寝てしまっているだろう。
    年を越したタイミングで新年の挨拶ができなかったのは残念だが、[HF]はきっと朝起こしに来てくれるだろうから、挨拶はその時にすることにしよう。 
    けど、もう新年かー……  
    はい、新年ですね。
    何の気なしに呟いたつもりだったが、突然背後から声が聞こえてきた。
    驚いて振り向くとそこには、笑顔を浮かべた[HF]が立っていた。
    [HF]……!? ど、どうしたのこんな早くに……?
    [HF]が朝起こしに来る時間は、もっと後のはず。
    えっと、どうしてもご主人様に一番に挨拶したくて……待ってました。
    予想外の出来事に驚く俺に、[HF]ははにかむように言った。
    待ってましたって…… 
    どうやら[HF]のほうも、新年の挨拶をしようとしてくれていたらしい。
    やっぱり、一年の最初にはご主人様に会いたいじゃないですか……
    [HF]……
    照れくさそうに笑顔を浮かべる[HF]。
    そんないじらしさに感動して、[HF]を見つめていると、小さくあくびをかみ殺したのを見てしまった。
    よくよく見ると、[HF]のまぶたは少し重そうにも見える。
    えっと[HF]、いつから待ってたの? 
    ………………一時間ぐらい前でしょうかね?
    不自然に間が開いているし、あからさまに目線を逸らしている。
    これは結構な時間待っててくれたみたいだな……。
    せっかくなんだから、起こしてくれてよかったのに……。いつ起きるかわからないし退屈だったでしょ?
    呆れたように俺が言うと、[HF]はとんでもない、といった様子で返してきた。
    そ、そんなことできませんよ! ぐっすりお休みでしたし。それに……
    それに?
    ご、ご主人様の寝顔が可愛かったので……全然、退屈しませんでした……
    自分で言っていてよほど恥ずかしかったのか、顔を真っ赤にしながらもじもじとしている[HF]を見て、新年早々だがムラムラと欲求が高まってきてしまった。
    [HF]!
    きゃっ!
    俺はその感情に突き動かされるまま[HF]を抱き寄せた。
    んんっ! ご主人様、そんな急に……んっ。
    [HF]は驚いたような表情を浮かべるが、俺に止める気がないとわかると、すぐにこちらに身を預けてきた。
    んちゅ、ちゅぅ……ちゅる……今年初めての、キスですね……?
    顔を蕩けさせて、そんなことを言われてしまったら、もう我慢はできなくなってしまう。
    唇は離さないまま、[HF]をベッドまで導く。
    特に抵抗もないままお互いに横になると、[HF]が瞳を潤ませながらこちらをじっと見ていた。
    ……良い?
    一度唇を離して、それだけを尋ねる。
    はい…… 
    [HF]が期待に満ちた目でそう答えたのを合図に、俺たちは深く愛し合った。
    ……さま! ………じんさまっ!
    (ん……?) 
    ご主人様、起きてください!
    ん……んん~朝……?
    誰かの声が聞こえて、俺は目を開けた。
    まだ覚醒しきっていない頭で、声の主は誰か確認してみれば、メイド秘書が部屋の入口に立っていた。
    あれ? メイド秘書……? ずいぶん早いね?
    メイド秘書が朝から俺を起こしに来るなんて珍しい。
    寝起きの頭でぼんやりとそう思っていたら、メイド秘書は少し怒ったように答えた。
    早いねではありません! 寝ぼけないでください!
    そう言われて時計に目をやると、起きなくてはいけない時間はとっくに過ぎていた。
    うわっ! もうこんな時間! [HF]も、起きて!
    眠気も一瞬で覚めて、隣で寝ていた[HF]を慌てて起こす。
    うぅ~……何ですかご主人様ぁ…… 
    完全に寝ぼけた状態の[HF]にも、メイド秘書は先ほどと同じように厳しく言う。
    あなたも早く起きてください! その様子ですからお疲れなのはわかりますが、それで仕事に支障をきたしてしまっては本末転倒です!
    いきなりの声に[HF]はびっくりしていたが、段々と状況を理解してきて、すべてを把握すると小さく叫んだ。
    あぁっ! 寝ちゃってました……! す、すみません今すぐ準備を! ってきゃあっ! さ、先に服っ!
    隣であたふたとしている[HF]のおかげで、俺は少しだけ冷静さを取り戻すことができた。
    い、今すぐ準備していくから、外で待ってて!
    そんな俺たちの様子を見て、メイド秘書はため息をつきながら、わかりましたと部屋を出ようとする。
    その直前、メイド秘書はドアの前で、足を止めてこちらを振り返った。
    あ、忘れておりました……お二人とも、新年あけましておめでとうございます。
    へ? ……あ、あぁ~あけましておめでとう……
    し、新年あけましておめでとうございます!
    俺たちがつられるように新年の挨拶を返すと、メイド秘書は、では待っております、とお辞儀をして部屋から出て行ってしまった。
    メイド秘書の不意打ちに、一瞬呆然としてしまったが、そういえば新年の挨拶をしていなかったことを思い出した。
    そういえばまだ言ってなかったね。改めて、新年明けましておめでとう。
    あ、はい。明けましておめでとうございます……?
    未だに呆然とした様子の[HF]。
    大丈夫だろうか、と思って見ていると、[HF]は突然目を見開いて叫んだ。
    あーっ! メイド秘書さんに先越されちゃいました! せっかく早起きして待ってたのにーっ!

    間 (ま) here refers the natural or unnatural gap during words in a conversation.

    so this speaker is being conscious that there's an awkward pause right now.

    Edit: read the context. Here the pause has obviously occurred because HF couldn't answer, so the narrator concludes that she had been waiting a long time.

  5. Best: Karenai Sekai to Owaranai Sekai (Haven't gotten far enough to speak of the story, but the moe is sublime)

    Worst: ??? Maybe Ryuukishi Bloody Saga for most disappointing. Wouldn't say it was bad, just disappointing.

    Most hyped: Ayashigami (doujin)

  6. Played some of 竜騎士BloodySaga and am pretty disappointed. The VA, bgm, and art are all solid, and the heroines are cute enough, but the dialogue's so unremarkable. It's pretty much what you'd expect for a harem plot. It doesn't seem like the writer is trying to tell a dedicated story either. A let-down at the end of the year.

  7. 21 minutes ago, john 'mr. customer' smith said:

    I'm not usually into Kyoani shows, but I really want to watch Maid Dragon for some reason .

    Something about the animation style & designs, probably.

    I don't know what this thing is, but I want to protect it.

    The PV is pretty funny, too.

     

  8. 15 minutes ago, Nosebleed said:

    But the problem is they're treated as sub-human and then they somehow enjoy it. This weird portrayal of animal girls as pets who enjoy being pets despite clearly exhibiting a human-like conscioussness is really odd to say the least. Imagine instead of animal girls you had regular human girls who acted as pets and you took them on walks with a leash around their necks. Wouldn't you call that slavery? Why is it suddenly seen as different when it's catgirls when the only difference between them is having or not having animal ears and/or a tail? It's very arbitrary criteria. Yes, they dumb down the character so it seems less wrong, but that dumbing down in itself is part of the problem. Why must it be this way?

    The way this submissiveness fetish has permeated the animal girl trope to the point where it's almost become a standard that catgirls must be pets and not regular human-like creatures with a will of their own is shallow and needs to be fought against! :wafuu:

    This is the cutest little issue I have ever felt disturbed by.

    It's pretty great that we take VN's seriously enough to discuss them like this.

  9. 26 minutes ago, Yeah Way said:

     But hey, it's Nekopara. You're not supposed to think about it. That's not to say it wouldn't be interesting if there were a VN that was supposed to make you think about it.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/visualnovels/comments/5gjm8l/himawari_contest_voting_thread/dasrsnk/

    Clephas is... I think he mentioned that before, although I'm not sure how serious he was.

  10. Happy Holidays everyone! Chapter 9 translation's finished. This marks (the TL progress) being half-way to the first patch release at 17 chapters. I checked, it's about 4450 lines translated with the whole game being about 20000 lines.

    Seeing as this project was started in March of this year, I hope to have the first patch by August or September next year. Honestly I'm just dying to polish stuff up and share it with people.

    I also might be looking for an editor/QC'er. The text is almost completely dialogue, and while it has some sci-fi-like supernatural, is pretty character-centric.

  11. I think with a level system you can choose your difficulty by keeping your experience to a reasonable amount and adding clearing restrictions.

    Level-scaling...if you do level scaling you might as well not including leveling at all, just getting more skills or locking progression all together. Nothing worse than leveling up and getting weaker relatively.

  12. 3 hours ago, Narcosis said:

    I have a particular fondness for AI heroines; depending on the setting, it can be a gynoid, but might as well be any artificially created being, regardless if organic or not; automatons, humunculi, etc. That aside, monster girls. Man, I could talk about them for ages. Unfortunately, I also have a weakness for cat girls and kitsune.

    I adore actual anthropomorfic heroines in general, but it's rare to see anything good nowadays, since anime tends to scale more towards kemonomimis and mecha musume.

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    Wow the, first one is pretty adorable.

    Mimikko's, they don't draw me in automatically, but each type (I prefer wolf or fox) has its subtle and not so subtle draws (the type of ears + their appearance hints and what their nature could be like, which is a bit removed from normal human). Even oni horns is similiar.

    Though, the ears and other features usually need to work together with the character's general appearance to have an effect.

    Three Mimikko pictures. Third picture is NSFW (nothing explicit though)

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    Wildness, Litheness, Grace, taciturness

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    Some feralness and indomitability, pride on some level, has some important ceremonious position in her group.

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    From left to right:

    Calm judgment, aloofness.

    Animal enthusiasm, expressiveness, and transparency in emotion.

    Alluring, yet slightly demure. The ears make her appear more tranquil than would appear otherwise (you don't associate mimi-ko's with un-nessasitiated violence)

     

    Artificially created being is just super interesting. (when you don't have to factor in the possibly of getting caught in the crossfire and wrecked ala in-person sci-fi). I would say youkai in general, because they too can have very remarkable backstories and can emanate that dramatic aura, where for a human heroine its usually situational.

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