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Mr Poltroon

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  1. I think you severely overestimate how much cross-over there is between eroge and the rest of the anime stuff such as manga and light novels. If you're not coming from H-Manga, 18+ VNs is a huge jump to make (even for those used to normal porn). There's a whole bloody lot of stereotyping, and they're not even wrong most of the time (tentacle vore, anyone?). That said, I do agree with you on there being better indicators that the games can be patched, if at all possible. (But I agree with @adamstan too, so :P)
  2. Not lonely. A few VNs manage to replicate the 'group of friends faffing about' dynamics or 'groups of girls being kind of savage in a not upfront way' and those about the only things I empathise with in these school VNs. Even so, the number of VNs capable of pulling this off in a manner that I find believable still aren't many at all.
  3. Summer 2019 Anime Discussion

    I went and watched this based on this recommendation. I was... surprised? The impression you gave me was that it'd be quite funny, but it wasn't really that. It was more like it was consistently amusing, and the main character has immense potential to be interesting. I agree on the VA and character design, though. Edit: The mum anime -- I was going to watch it due to how they did the eyes (I'm one of the few who prefers cartoon eyes to anime eyes), as they're a bit closer to cartoonish, but it turned out to have a few other interesting things. First, Satomi Arai voices a character, which can only mean greatness. Secondly, the mum does seem to have some mum characteristics, such as taking a bag (presumably full of stuff to take care of her child), not really understanding most of the terminology, and being devastated at the possibility of not being liked by her son.
  4. I have nothing to offer that can help, but I do have a couple of opinions on this topic. Whilst I ordinarily would add to the pile of 'don't become an editor if you aren't a native', for this particular field that are Visual Novels, I have to say: Go for it. There are so many good stories in Western VNs and even some fan translations that are simply unbearable due to how they use and misuse English. If your efforts end up alleviating these cases even a little, I'd say they were worthwhile. Maybe to some 'making crap a bit less crappy' doesn't sound like a goal, but I assure you, as part of the casual plebs that consume anything and everything without caring about the original material or anything like that, just that little bit of improvement makes a huge difference. All that said, dON't Do tHis tO yOUrSeLF.
  5. Summer 2019 Anime Discussion

    Your will is my command. As for me, I will continue to see whatever looks most light-hearted this season.
  6. AX 2019 Schedule and Announcements

    Might I ask what were the announcements these longer time customers liked in 20175-2017?
  7. What are you playing?

    Stats influence baseball, of course. They need to run and catch balls and all that good stuff. Characters are good at different things precisely because of their stats.
  8. AX 2019 Schedule and Announcements

    Well, announcements are announced, so let's see how they look... The order in which they appear more or less reflects my interest in them. Excited: Interested: Indifferent: Won't Play: Now, let's do a counter for each publisher to see who had the most interesting stuff for me. So yeah, this was a good round of announcements! Good thing I'm part of the casual pleb audience that actually makes these publishers some monies. If you didn't like this convention then... sucks to be you!
  9. AX 2019 Schedule and Announcements

    Funbag Fantasy's surprisingly good. I can see the ways it's similar to Rance, mostly the ridiculousness of how the plot progresses (for the first game, it only starts really being that way halfway through, on the true(?) route). Yeah. There's four Rance games officially translated now. Here's to getting one a year (starting this year) hopefully...
  10. Birthday thread

    Happy Birthday, @Emi!
  11. Eiyuu*Senki Gold Translation Project

    Eiyuu*Senki GOLD is a different game from Eiyuu Senki. When they announced the latter, everyone kept asking them for the former (because it has better game mechanics), so that's probably why they announced it. The story's completely different (and apparently better in the one they released), so the work they'll have to do is far more than last time (where some other company had already done the all-ages translation). Yes. Koihime Musou. Search for it on Mangagamer.
  12. AX 2019 Schedule and Announcements

    Might I ask what in particular makes this one a great announcement over others, for you?
  13. What are you playing?

    Press L.
  14. What are you playing?

    Could you reveal, in spoilers, what the spoiler was? Mostly just to satisfy my curiosity. I will give no reply either way.
  15. AX 2019 Schedule and Announcements

    Uh, this is an all-ages edition. One that was, I think, made specifically for Steam. The others on steam were all-ages to begin with.
  16. AX 2019 Schedule and Announcements

    Now, now, announcing things isn't the part they have difficulty with. I'll get back to you when Katahane releases late next year.
  17. Spring 2019 Anime Discussion

    Well, no discussion thread seems to have popped up yet, so I guess I'll make it. As always, I'm plenty excited for most things coming out. In particular, I'm excited for Isekai Quartet: Chibi, Comedy, with my favourite series's. Could not be better. I've also watched the first episode of Fruits Basket. Weird to hear it in Japanese this time. I think I'll wait for the dub, since that's what I originally watched it with. Fruits Basket is important for me because it's among the first few shows where I actually read the manga after the anime. As it happens, however, the anime deviated heavily from the source material at points, so it'll be interesting to see how this new one does it. It's certainly shinier, if nothing else. One Punch Man sequel is something I'll watch. For the comedy, as ever. Other than that... I'll keep an eye on all the romances and comedies and see what I might like.
  18. Unlimited Chat Works - Random Talk

    I believe this song appeared very little if at all in the original Fruit of Grisaia, but it is unquestionably the one I most associate with the series.
  19. Reading Tsukikana Very Slowly #1

    nooooodasdoasdafhdsahj Ah, well.
  20. Shining Song Starnova (Western VN Review)

    I 100%'d this game. And quite loved it, in fact. Yes, weeb stylistic choices and all that, but I was otherwise fond of the writing. Super cynical view on the idol industry, but all is well because Starnova represents the good side and they always win in the end (Bad ends? What's that? Can you eat those? I skipped through them.). Even I mean, this isn't necessarily a commentary on the actual state of the industry or anything. It's an hyperbolic version created specifically to make the main girls an even bigger shining beacon of hope and all that. This is what'll save the idol industry. Even if reality tries to get in the way. But yeah, the girls are good, the producer is good(?), and in stories the good will win in the end. Sometimes it's more like this, but whatever.
  21. Shining Song Starnova (Western VN Review)

  22. Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart English Release

    In my case, Firefox sees the images just fine.
  23. Summer 2019 Anime Discussion

    Interesting link. Stop calling your tastes trash, as that's the same as calling mine so, except even worse!
  24. Unlimited Chat Works - Random Talk

    Jesus Christ, bot. Spam threads with smaller titles. Jeez.
  25. Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart English Release

    Whilst I find light beams obnoxious, and therefore will be looking for that patch that just replaces such instances with the non-light beam versions, the missing H-Scenes are probably not a problem. I'd have skipped them anyway, I just know it. At least it seems the original developers wanted to make a good English release without investing too much $$$ and without risking worse attention/experiences than Sony breathing down their necks. That's more than can be said for some companies that ignore criticism (choosing a translation company that isn't very good is somewhat understandable -- the flow of information for a niche market like this doesn't flow very well to the original developers -- but ignoring warnings specifically directed at them does mean they might end up going with SakuraGame for English translations) or are simply xenophobic. That said, I believe it remains understandable that some companies just don't want to release their H-Games overseas. There's been some bad experiences in the past. And I believe this is ultimately the best approach. That said, the Western market at the time was a bit iffier than it is now. Now games make it here rather often, whereas at the time releases were far fewer than now. If there's so many VNs you can't read them all, then it's understandable that you'd skip on those that don't agree with your values. As a consumer, supporting the market is not necessarily the primary concern. No, but I understand how you'd have one and I don't feel like redoing the conversation will be particularly worthwhile. As you've detailed your perspective, I'll just restate mine: It doesn't matter that in actuality you're missing scenes if the reason you're reading VNs is to feel/experience something. The objective of all-ages versions are to provide experiences/feelings that mimic the original (but may be toned down / less scandalous versions of certain emotional moments) and leave you satisfied with a complete product by the end. All-ages is not competing with 18+, they're different versions of the same thing, and if you feel you had a complete experience, then that just means it did its job correctly in leaving you satisfied with your product. The ideal scenario is that both versions are always available.
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