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    Vince reacted to Nashetania in Deciding What To Do With The Rest of My Life   
    "I'll let Fuwanovel decide."
    You... You fool...
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    Vince reacted to Darbury in Paris under terrorist attack   
    My carefully considered response to yesterday's attacks: I hugged my daughter. I made her favorite breakfast, and I read her favorite books to her. Then we went to the farmers' market, where and she and I danced in the grass while an old man played acoustic guitar for us.
    This is what I can do. I will mourn the people we've lost. And I will love the people I can love. 
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    Vince reacted to sanahtlig in Paris under terrorist attack   
    We're biologically programmed to pay attention to unexpected events and downplay or ignore common or expected events.  That's why we freak out when planes crash but tune out car accident fatalities, even though the latter are more common/likely.  In addition, we react more aggressively to perceived threats.  This is why we make a big deal about the Paris attack, yet the Beirut attack is hardly a blip on our radar.  Lebanon is a violent place.  These sort of events happen all the time.  Attacks in Middle East "backwaters" aren't all that relevant to those of us in our civilized Western societies.  But Paris?  That could have happened anywhere in the First World.  As long as Middle Easterners stick to killing each other, we don't care that much.  But when they attack us, we start caring a lot more.
    The same principles can be applied to understand why we freak out at school shootings, yet yawn when we hear about gang warfare (which actually kills a lot more people).
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    Vince reacted to Blizzard884 in Sexiest image you ever saw (including girls)?   
    Best Esdeath cosplay... 

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    Vince got a reaction from Zebhra in Sexiest image you ever saw (including girls)?   
    Happy Valentine!
    don't know if someone has posted this or not, so i'll just throw this little candy.
    Little NFSW

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    Vince reacted to Clephas in Bullying in VN's always seems like the worst ever.   
    A lot of it is that Japan is a collectivist society... which means it sanctions the sacrifice of an individual's happiness for the sake of the harmony of the group pretty much instinctively.  Not to mention that moral cowardice seems to be ingrained into the modern culture amongst young people...
    I know, I am a long-time otaku and in many ways a weaboo... but if you obsess about something, you shouldn't be blind to its faults.  Collectivism has a lot of advantages socially... but from an individual perspective, the peer pressure is unbelievably destructive at times. 
    One particular Japanese saying says it all... 'The stake that sticks out will be pounded down'.
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    Vince reacted to Atsukuro in VN's that Have been Adapted to Anime?   
    Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV) 2-cour series is superb!
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    Vince reacted to Clephas in Clephas' Untranslated Reading Club   
    This is just a suggestion, for those who read untranslated... basically, every three months, I suggest a list of five VNs (each from a different genre or type) that those who read untranslated pick from.  These will all be VNs I've read before (I don't believe in suggesting VNs I haven't played before) and my recommendations will be based - after the first quarter - on what the members of the club think might be interesting. 
    The first rule is that any genre that is picked can't be picked twice in a row... mostly because chuunige, moege, and gameplay-VNs all have their passionate followers who will vote their candidates in every time, lol. 
    The second rule is that it has to be a VN from my vndb list.  I can't recommend something if I haven't played it, and I'll at least consider anything from that list.
    Feel free to make a case for your favorite VN (untranslated).  If it looks interesting, I'll endeavor to add it to my random VNs, play it, then consider it for the list of candidates. 
    Nukige and rapegames are out of the question.  This is simply a matter of practicality... because those aren't really fit for the average reader.
    Try to keep reading levels within reasonable limits...  I won't suggest Dies Irae or Bradyon Veda unless there is a request, for instance, because their difficulty levels are too forbidding for the average reader.
    For the purposes of this thread, nakige and 'normal' moege/charage will be considered to be separate genres.  Fantasy and sci-fi will not be considered to be separate genres... mostly because about sixty-percent of all non-nukige VNs have some kind of fantasy element in them.
    If all the members of the club who are reading/playing finish the chosen VN early, we can start a new round early.
    Double-listings (multiple VNs, for those who can't bring themselves to play certain genres) will be considered, if the group is large enough.
    If you have suggestions, please feel free to post them now... my current list of candidates are
    Haruka ni Aogi, Uruwashi no (nakige)
    Yurikago yori Tenshi Made (chuunige)
    Tasogare no Sinsemilla (general VN/story-focused)
    Harumade Kururu (mindfuck)
    Ikusa Megami Zero (gameplay/rpg)
    Edit: Aaah... incidentally, I won't be voting during any of these.  By putting these VNs up here I'm basically saying I'm perfectly happy replaying them or have played them recently enough to discuss them in detail, lol.  I'm interested to see which one gets chosen.
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    Vince reacted to Clephas in searching for a determinate protagonist personality ( on a vn of course )   
    Kaito is probably the closest you'll get, honestly... someone who had a brutally oppressed childhood and yet has a personality that - though twisted - is nonetheless extremely... 'forward'.  The situation isn't a perfect mirror, but his disregard for conventions and common sense in the pursuit of his desires is pretty close to it, as well as his refusal to speak politely to well... anyone.
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    Vince reacted to farispie in Show yourself off (RL picture thread)   
    Here, I'll provide you lot with an embarrassing video of me imitating Okabe from Steins;Gate : 
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    Vince reacted to XReaper in VN's that Have been Adapted to Anime?   
    @tyr please, dont spread word about NON existing media, unless u like getting sued for causing heavy traumata
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    Vince reacted to メルP in Akatsuki no Goei Trinity Edition [Recruiting]   
    It doesn't help with what?
    If you wanted to participate, you could contact Lan through this forum (can't say if help is still requested)
    If you are simply curious, then pretty sure there were ways to get the information you seek. You just need to be in the right place at the right time or to have the right connections. As it is explained above, this is a private project and even this thread is not supposed to exist.
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    Vince reacted to Deep Blue in VN's that Have been Adapted to Anime?   
    I think Tsukihime is a really good adaptation of the vn

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    Vince reacted to Scorp in VN's that Have been Adapted to Anime?   
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    Vince reacted to メルP in Akatsuki no Goei Trinity Edition [Recruiting]   
    There are a few (un)expected complications. Maybe(just maybe) Lan will comment on the project status, but so far you should consider "worrisome" to be pretty accurate description.
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    Vince reacted to Darklord Rooke in VN's that Have been Adapted to Anime?   
    It IS a good adaption. Some people even recommend watching the anime instead of reading that bloated behemoth named Clannad
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    Vince reacted to Silvz in VN's that Have been Adapted to Anime?   
    People say that Clannad was a good adaptation. However, I haven't watched it, so I cannot confirm it
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    Vince reacted to Nosebleed in VN's that Have been Adapted to Anime?   
    Well, Steins;Gate is considered one of the best visual novel anime adaptations out there so you might want to give the original a go because it's much more superior.
    Higurashi is also a good choice.
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    Vince reacted to starlessn1ght in The otaku Western world through starlessn1ght's perspective   
    Who am I?
    I think it's time to reveal my identity. Why am I here and stuff... I'm a kind of nomad. And a "newbie" also. Compared to most people, I'm not old in the otaku fandom. I've started getting into it a year and a half ago. I wasn't guided my recommendations, or anything. I just had some kind of "prejudice" towards anime and I wanted to know more about it. So I picked my first anime, that was currently airing, which was Nagi no Asukara.
    My purpose is to have some decent knowledge and experience in various storytelling "long" medias, since I prefer long stories and find them easier to immerse myself and be attached to them. Back then, I had no knowledge about Eastern storytelling media, so my perspective was all "Western". This is why I had some difficulties adapting to the otaku world.
    Adapting to the new world
    As far as I know, "forums" are mostly something related to the otaku fanbase, so Western stories forums aren't really "outstanding". So my contact to the Western community was through social networks, specially tumblr, and also through RL people.
    The Western approach to fiction was mostly "fangirling" and "fanboying", rather than "critical". So I didn't really pay attention to the stories' flaws and what could be improved, but what was 'cool' and what characters I liked and such. Then, when I joined the otaku world, I still viewed anime through that perspective.
    But one thing I like to do is 'searching'. I am not someone who watches tons of anime, and marathoning them to 'get into' anime more. My anime list is humble, it has only seven animes, not counting sequels, side stories, and etc. But I can tell the name of a lot of animes and what they are about, even the whole story sometimes. I don't go discussing those because I didn't watch them. This just serves to expand my knowledge of his this world works.
    My first contact to VNs was through a shoujo dating sim name "Amour Sucre" some girls played in my school. I found the concept interesting and I wondered if there was something like that with girls. I ignored it. But then I was searching a trope in TV tropes and I found a work called "If My Heart Had Wings", it was a 'visual novel'. I kind of liked how it looked and then I downloaded it. Then I started ctrling everything making some choices to see how was it like. I found it damn long but I couldn't be more curious about the media. I started searching for more and more VNs, until I found Fuwanovel. I searched for a VN for me to really play and I found Rewrite. Downloaded the torrent (when it existed) and started playing it. I didn't understand what was a route until I played Lucia's route (my first). And damn, my first route was incredible! The best route I've played yet! After Rewrite, I played IMHHW (for real) and LB!
    Back to the main topic: I took interest in "reviews" and I like how they were made after I joined the otaku world. I thought critique was just for critics before, but I find them specially "crucial", because they can tell what the fans want, what they liked and what they disliked about certain work. It's also good to explain why you liked something and discuss with others about it.
    My tastes for anime/manga/LN/VN
    I look for different things in those different medias. But there are some stuff I always dislike.
    In anime, I look mostly for good characters that I can attach myself too and also good soundtrack. The story has to have moments with big emotional impact on me. Notable examples: Sword Art Online and Non Non Biyori.
    In manga, I look mostly for a good story, something engaging that the more I read the more I want to read. Notable examples: Iris Zero and Masamune-kun no Revenge.
    In LN, good character dynamics so the story won't be boring in the beginning, that is generally lighter. And also a good protagonist, which I can relate to. Notable examples: Oregairu and Eromanga Sensei.
    In VN, "impactful stories". Yeah, I've seen the potential VNs have as a medium and I expect remarkable moments as well as an engaging story that isn't boring to read. Notable examples: Rewrite and Little Busters!
    As many of you must know, I dislike comedy. I do think it's a waste of time, and even if it makes me laugh I still think it's boring. I'm much more into drama. To be fair, the way anime does drama was something new to me and I liked it. Actually, I prefer the drama done in the anime-way than in the Western-way. I also dislike ecchi, it's also a waste of time imo. Back in my first anime stages, I thought harem was super cool, looking at the concept. It looked like a love triangle, except bigger. But after time passed and I read other people's opinions, I don't really like it anymore...
    I like moe, though
    When I started participating on Fuwa forums, I was rather surprised. First, because of the Coliseum of Chatter. It was full of silly things, and you could post silly pics and say silly stuff. I found it strange, but eventually came to like it.
    Also, because of the way people treat ecchi, moe and even hentai here. I thought Westerners almost always looked down on those things. I also thought almost no one was interested in nukiges, and almost everyone skipped H-scenes, and almost everyone disliked lolis. But I was wrong. Fuwa showed me that. Not saying I agree with most fuwans, but at least here I can share my love for moe and cute girls.
    The end
    This is it. I just hope you know me a bit better after reading this. 
    Here's a pic of Lucia:

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    Vince reacted to Clephas in VN List: Kamige   
    This is a list of VNs that go above and beyond, where everything just comes together in an ideal fashion to create a superb VN.  I'm listing those I've played, regardless of my personal tastes.  Unlike the non-Ero list and some of my other lists, I won't be taking input for this from anyone who has played less than a hundred non-nukige VNs (make sure your vndb is updated, if you want to add to the list, lol).  I know that sounds arrogant, but there really isn't any way a newcomer can judge on this issue.  Not all of these VNs have aged well, and there is no such thing as a VN without issues, so I know for a fact that some people will disagree with me. 
    Tsukihime (despite the horrible music)
    Fate/Stay Night
    Muv-Luv Alternative (despite Takeru)
    Eien no Aselia
    Grisaia no Kajitsu
    Hoshizora no Memoria
    Sharin no Kuni
    Saya no Uta
    Dies Irae
    Tokyo Babel
    Semiramis no Tenbin
    Komorebi no Nostalgica
    Haruka ni Aogi, Uruwashi no
    Tasogare no Sinsemilla
    Bradyon Veda
    Ikusa Megami Zero (but not quite Verita)
    Chrono Belt (despite it being an FD)
    Konata yori Kanata Made
    Rui wa Tomo wo Yobu (and its FD
    Natsu no Owari no Nirvana
    Nanairo Reincarnation
    Soukou Akki Muramasa
    Mirai Nostalgia
    Harumade, Kururu
    Natsukumo Yururu
    Futagoza no Paradox
    Irotoridori no Sekai
    Jingai Makyou
    Tenshi no Hane wo Fumanaide
    Otome ga Boku ni Koishiteiru Futari no Elder
    Tsuisou no Augment
    Hoshi Ori Yume Mirai (a certain friend of mind finally broke me down to admit this)
    Vermilion Bind of Blood
    Ashita no Kimi ni Au Tame ni
    ChuSinGura 46+1
    Gun Knight Girl (again, outside input broke me down despite my hate for the protag)
    Hatsuyuki Sakura (an acquired taste, though)
    Moshimo Ashita ga Harenaraba
    Koiiro Soramoyou
    Midori no Umi (despite certain issues)
    Otome ga Tsumugu, Koi no Canvas
    Owaru Sekai to Birthday
    Sakura, Sakimashita
    W.L.O. Sekai Renai Kikou
    Kajiri Kamui Kagura
    Kurenai no Tsuki
    Namima no Kuni no Faust
    Shiro no Pikapika Ohoshi-sama
    Tenshin Ranman
    Soranica Ele
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    Vince got a reaction from LiquidShu in True or False   
    next person get surprised everytime the breads were thrown out of the toaster.
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    Vince reacted to Clephas in Recommending some games   
    I see you have a thing for nukige...
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    Vince reacted to Kendjin in The final leap towards virtual reality - Oculus rift at E3 2015   
    Frankly if Facebook posted what I played on it. I'd probably just start lovestreaming all my nukige adventures.
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