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    Mr Poltroon reacted to Plk_Lesiak in Sable’s Grimoire (Western VN review + developer interview)   
    But he's definitely going to make one! At least in Drakan's route. He doesn't want to disappoint his mother-in-law. Mostly because she would kill him the moment he does. *Happy Loving Family intensifies*
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Sable’s Grimoire (Western VN review + developer interview)   
    Sable has no Grimoire 1/10.
     
    I'll hopefully be elaborating on my overall thoughts in a more appropriate thread.
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Sable’s Grimoire (Western VN review + developer interview)   
    I've completed Lisha's as well as Rei's and Eth's. I have to admit, from your words, I had the impression that Sable's actions would mean there'd be no romance, but that is clearly untrue.
    As harem/love triangle anime/manga have (unfortunately) taught us, romance does not require the involved parties to be dating or even recognise feelings for one another. This game does that in spades, with Sable being loved and loving in return, though not in a romantic way. The routes often end with Sable paired up with somebody who has affection for him and to whom he cannot at this point avoid showing affection to. His intent may not be romantic, but in practice it contains all the feelings and affections I hope to attain from regular romance stories (and which sometimes are absent!). I have zero cause for complaint. Lisha's route, for instance, was beautiful with what took place within, as far as feeding my need for trust and affection.
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    Mr Poltroon reacted to havoc in Sable’s Grimoire (Western VN review + developer interview)   
    this seems interesting.
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Sable’s Grimoire (Western VN review + developer interview)   
    I finished Tix's route, which I'm not sure the game even had when you reviewed it.
    Regardless, as odd as it is, I both love romance and intimacy and the direct opposite:
     
    Sable is reminding me of Nemui from Mutiny!!. A character I deeply loved for being entirely disinterested in sex in a game and world completely all for it. She was wonderful, as is Sable. As you've said, Sable isn't aromantic, but it's nowhere near his current priorities.
    Tix's route
     
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Sable’s Grimoire (Western VN review + developer interview)   
    For whatever reason, I've been interested in this VN since I saw this review, but I clearly didn't read it because I didn't know Sable was the protagonist.
    Anyways, I'm finally reading this and goodness me how I appreciate a magic school story of this scale with loads of characters and interactions. I haven't read any route yet. In fact, I have no idea how I'd get into a route, since the choices I've made so far have put me all over the place talking to all sorts.
    I'm properly warned not to expect romance, and frankly I'm not looking for it if the game isn't trying to tease it (as I've found out, that's the reason I tend to dislike a lack of romance; it's because it's almost always teased and used as a hook to keep one reading until the end).
    Sable is an absolutely fantastic protagonist as he is. From his interests to his interactions, where he's too honest for his own good and where he gets the exact same impressions from conversations as I do ("Something was strange about her today." or "She has a number of flaws, but maliciousness isn't one of them.").
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Yuri Game Jam 2019 Overview (Updated)   
    There's a like of mine here. Is this the original post except you edited it? I had no idea it had been updated!
    If the (updated) were at the start of the title then one would be more likely to realise something has changed when they see it in the recent blogposts box (for long titles the second half does not appear in the box).
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Yuri Game Jam 2019 Overview (Updated)   
    So I already knew about about the Manami one since I'm actually keeping up with the author myself, and it's something I'll get to someday.
    Of the rest of the original post I became particularly interested in Package Chat and I think I went as far as downloading it? Anyhow, today I'm actually quite likely to try it out, since I've somehow motivated myself to try shorter things, so much so as to risk venturing onto the realm of fan games, for example.
    (Have you played Life is Strange? Did you know it has a fan VN 'Love is Strange'? I played a route and it was the sweetest thing.
    As a result I've been inspired to infiltrate the den of wolves that is the Doki Doki Fan Game/Mod community and I've found a couple of things I might try there. Edit: Not the one you reviewed because I trust your judgement and out-of-characterness kills me inside.)
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from MaggieROBOT in A second chance for Taisho x Alice!!!   
    I didn't notice this blog post until now. I'm very happy this got another chance. I can only hope this is a story I can enjoy.
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Looking Back On YMK: A Drug That Makes You Dream   
    It's so crazy, the way everything was so foreign to me. Everything the girls did or pushed the protagonist to do... It's so out of the realm of possibility, me even considering it or sharing any of those feelings, that I enjoyed the strange, foreign experience.
    As you might guess, I share your opinion.
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    Mr Poltroon reacted to Plk_Lesiak in Looking Back On YMK: A Drug That Makes You Dream   
    Reading this kind of stuff always makes me realize what a weirdo I am. I never saw school as oppressive. I'm still very fond of pretty much every bit of "useless knowledge I've gathered there and was too oblivious to most things around me to even stress out about my outsider's status. Maybe also because I never experienced negative parts of school life beyond mild teasing.
    But I'm also the kind of person to whom rebelling against their circumstances is pretty foreign concept. Or rather, it took something extremely f***** up for me to actually act out. School was comforting. Clear rules, clear goals, clear future. I could stay in such system forever. You get a lot of "freedom" when you get out of it, but I feel it serves l best for people that have the energy to conquer the world. I have yet to find any use for it.
    So, if I read this VN, I find it quite likely I would feel nothing. I wonder how many people like me are there.. 
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    Mr Poltroon reacted to ChaosRaven in Master Magistrate - Early-Access Review   
    I was really hyped when I saw that this VN get localized. It'll be a day one buy for me when it's released.
    It pretty much combines all the things I like: murder mystery, Japanese history and knight girls.
    I was even thinking about reading the Japanese version, but fortunately that won't be necessary anymore.
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    Mr Poltroon reacted to Dergonu in Gin'iro Haruka general thoughts.   
    Um, who are you? If you don’t mind, I’m waiting for a reply from my good friend Tiago. I’m sure he’ll be back soon, it’s only been three years. 
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in 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.
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from Flutterz in Reading Tsukikana Very Slowly #1   
    nooooodasdoasdafhdsahj
    Ah, well.
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Shining Song Starnova (Western VN Review)   

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    Mr Poltroon reacted to Narcosis in Nekomiko in a nutshell   
    Kind of.
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    Mr Poltroon reacted to littleshogun in Little Busters: The Apology   
    Honestly you didn't really need to make a clickbait title here for a meme unless you changed your opinion on Little Busters dramatically, because after all you already firmed with your opinion there and nothing should change that. But I'd appreciate your early April Fool joke here (20 days early), and if anything at least you still on your opinion instead of changing it.
    PS - Since you rate Sakura Spirit better than Little Busters, back then I thought you would rate Sakura Santa higher than Little Busters only to find out that you rate the former as 1/10. Just want to say it.
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    Mr Poltroon reacted to Plk_Lesiak in My Little Pony fan VNs, part 1   
    I regret nothing
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Doki Doki Literature Club Purist Mod (VN fan modification review)   
    Hm. I'm actually glad to hear this. I really might try it, then.
    That said, I have Steam Prison to get through. This forum's lacking in posts about japanese otome games lately.
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Doki Doki Literature Club Purist Mod (VN fan modification review)   
    Well, this is something I've always wanted.
    But now that I know it exists, I'm too afraid to go ahead with it, given the tone of the original by the end. I wonder why I have such a bias against fanworks when I make fanworks myself.
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    Mr Poltroon reacted to Plk_Lesiak in Magical Otoge series (free otome VN review)   
    We can't know for sure.
    And what I meant, is that I really like finding playthroughs of obscure VNs and the fact there's only one on your channel... Regrettable. Shameful even. Record more.
     
     
     
    If you ever feel like it, that is. No pressure. :<
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Magical Otoge series (free otome VN review)   
    I'm not sure I understand what you mean here.
    I think I recorded like 20 minutes of the game, but it was grating on my voice, and I used a grating voice for the main character, so it'd be enjoyable for no one.
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Magical Otoge series (free otome VN review)   
    I was rummaging through some files on my computer and found this from last year:
    https://youtu.be/uw26N82-SD8
    Sharing it since I can. Have a that.
    (Supposedly a video. Might not work. Oh well.)
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    Mr Poltroon got a reaction from Flutterz in Reading Ginharu Very Slowly #17   
    I can comment, if it's comments you want.
    Here, have a comment wherein I comment about nothing.
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