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starlessn1ght

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  1. For the pink sakura thing, see this: http://cdn-ak.f.st-hatena.com/images/fotolife/a/aki1127/20151210/20151210004251.png If you like it, then try it. Also, it involves music and literature as themes.
  2. No chance for Mirai Nostalgia?
  3. You put both on the same level, so Gin`iro is also 神ゲー?
  4. Hm... I did start playing Tayutama (currently near the end of the common route), but I just hate the crap out of Mashiro. Seriously, I don't get why the jap dudes like her so much. She's abusive, jealous, possessive, and stupid (her child version was so much better...). Because of that and the excessively long complicated lines of the protagonist's father (that drains out every jap beginner's energy), I ended up stalling it. But still, it was a very pleasant game. I was going to start with Mifuyu's path, then Ameri's, then Yumina, and last and least Mashiro's. I always do best girl--->worst girl.
  5. You got it wrong. I was talking about Miranosu. There is also a Hapumaher post on the VN of the month thread and a couple on his blog...
  6. Just to let you know, I still visit Fuwa every day just to check your blog. Despite the fact that our opinions sometimes are very different (such as your dislike for Rewrite, and your love for Grisaia), I can always see where you are coming from. Like, if it wasn't for this blog, I probably would have never started learning Japanese (your small reviews helped me see the big world of untranslated VNs I was missing, especially the Chuu2. My dream is to one day be able to read Tokyo Necro, Silverio Vendetta, and all those cool-looking Chuu2.). Luckily, we share the same dislike for ichaicha/icharabu, so whenever you mention this flaw in a review, I mark that game so I will never touch it. I'm currently playing Miranosu (only in the beginning, tho), since Hapymaher is way too complicated for me yet. I hope it turns out as good as you think it is. I tried to find a review/comment of your on that game, but I couldn't find it, unfortunately; just that you consider it a kamige.
  7. You did classify Hatsusaku as a kamige. Then, is Floflo one as well?
  8. Also, something I forgot to mention: have you ever read Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou? You might want to check it out. It also deals with apocalypse (in a very different way, tho) and the art is absolutely stunning. Not only it is beautiful, it communicates the essence of the manga in a way is, as Digibro said, hard to describe by words. From glances to smiles and backgrounds, it holds a special place in my heart. The story and characters, although good, would never be able to carry this masterpiece by themselves imo.
  9. Dude, I will say I disagree with you, but Im very very glad to find someone like you. In my opinion, all elements of a work of fiction must be treated equally. Writing can be just as powerful as art or cause the same amount of damage, if bad, imo. I also watched that video but what opened my mind about the subject was this post. Before reading that, I also thought that story and characters> everything else. But then, I started searching and studying more and I finally realize art, soundtrack, animation, voice acting, etc. can all bring emotions and be intelectually stimulating just like story and characters. It makes me sick seeing people saying stuff like: "I dont care about art" because that is not an opinion, that is a lie. People 'think' they dont care about art because they never studied how it is used and thus do not realize its impact. Those people tend to think good art is just being pretty and therefore it is easier to make than a good story. Now even if I disagree that writing is inferior to art or soundtrack, it makes me really glad to see people like you, at least to balance the amount of overrate writing gets from the community.
  10. Is the VN of the month a kamige? Asking thos cuz you havent commented about this on its post, if I remember correctly...
  11. Ok, so my choice is Silver. Based on his character, silver will give him a sense of balance and justice, as well as compassion, that are results of his wisdom. As silver is also closer to white, it also represents his kindness. Plus, it's the color that fits him best imo. I would prefer a lighter silver than the one on that image, though. However, my suggestion is still valid. About those triangular shapes and sharp lines, I think you should consider making a few changes at least. Like, I think it would work if Vritra were a Deva different from the rest, with his exterior appearance representing his Deva origin, while still different on the outside. But since he is an Asura, I think those forms do not work really well. You can still convey strength using square forms, or try rounded triangles to convey power and at the same time kindness.
  12. Could you please write more details about his personality or about his character in general? There is too few information. Also, what is your intention with his design? You say he's not evil, but the amount of triangular shapes and sharp lines he has says otherwise. If you are trying to 'trick' the player with something like "Jerk with a Heart of Gold" or subverting a trope, then it's fine. However, if your intention is not something like that, you should work again on his shapes before deciding any color. But then it's hard to say anything concrete unless I have more details about him.
  13. I would be pretty curious to see your opinion on Tayutama (since it's a kamige and it's getting a sequel this year). Voted for the otomege, because I've never seen your opinion on an otomege, so that might be nice as well.
  14. @TexasDice, right, I got your point. I just don't think it's good to label those kind of reviews objective, because people will understand something completely different (like the MAL elitists' definition of objectivity). A lot on my reviews is influenced by my personal tastes, and I'll try to make an effort to make what is heavily based on my tastes more clear next time I review a VN. However, personal bias will still integrate my ratings, and I don't think one should try to get rid of it. Because my tastes can be similar to other people's and sometimes people's opinion on a certain subject does not differ that much, with some exceptions. Also, do you read Clephas' blog entries? His comments are exactly the way you want. He always makes it clear when there is a definite bias on his opinion on a certain VN. He hates moege, but calls some of them kamige, etc. Plus, his opinions on VNs evaluates them with its own terms and not with some pre-conceived-so-called-objective notions many anime fans use.
  15. What if comparing it to other work doesn't fit in the review, but at the same time when readers see the two they will assume they are equal in quality? I mean, people who've read lots of VNs also won't be comparing every single game they've previously played to the reviewed VN. Yeah, that's a problem. (Hey, what is this salt thing? It's been here for quite some time, but I never understood it since the beginning).
  16. Why you cant leave it at that? It would solve all the problems.
  17. What you ask seems fine, I just wouldn't call that objective or trying to be objective. Also, that is very hard to do, because one can't simply see through the tastes of other people. You can't recommend a space opera to anyone who likes space operas, as even those have specific tastes when it comes to that. For example, I hate satires. If I watched a satire anime, I would dislike it. However, I can't simply say 'this anime is good for people who like satires', because satire fans have specific tastes I do not know on what constitutes a good satire. I, for once, hate Grisaia comedy, but tons of people love it. I cant just recommend it to anyone who likes comedy because lots of those people also do not like Grisaia's comedy. That's why I think the reader should decide if the reviewer's points were legit and if he would like the work or not. It's easier that way.
  18. Kaguya, you share all my thoughts. Three stars are way too limited and can make up horrible equalities. I already hate the MAL system of no decimals (like it means I like Hibike!Euphonium as much as I like Black Bullet). Japanese people usually prefer the x/100 as I've seen, and I endorse it as well.
  19. I'd be ok with a salt container if it was sectioned in 10 equal parts.
  20. While this seems reasonable to ask, it is not in practice. Take my thoughts in SAO anime for example. I absolutely love it, especially the Aincrad arc. And I honestly cannot see why someone would dislike Aincrad, and yet tons of people do. I've asked myself a lot of times why people dislike it when it is, in my opinion, the recipe for making an awesome anime. The most reasonable conclusion I got from reading reviews is that people did not actually get the anime. I'm not gonna bother trying to explain it, but as it is, I simply cannot name a group of people that would dislike SAO. I think it varies too much from person to person, nothing that can be grouped categorically. You are not being objective here at all. What constitutes an 'engaging' story is very very relative and so is 'strong' character development. Actually, most of the times you use an adjective on a review, you're being subjective.
  21. Please, no. Do not turn Fuwa into MAL. Nobody wants to see that. Objectivity just means one thing: people think their opinion is superior to everyone else's.
  22. Here. Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/batman-v-superman-is-so-desperate-to-be-taken-seriously-it-forgets-to-have-fun/2016/03/23/3fb28f10-f0f5-11e5-a61f-e9c95c06edca_story.html 1.5/5 stars Detroit News, also. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/2016/03/23/review-batman-v-superman-exhausting-showdown/82151448/ Grade C.
  23. Except you're not taking into consideration that many scores from Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes come from news sites and newspapers, and a lot of them only have a single reviewer's score.
  24. Both are forms of art, whose main objective is to affect the readers emotions and intellect. The comparison is just how successful they are in doing what they're trying to do. You can compare a math teacher to a doctor, for example, in how good both of them are in their respective professions, even though their jobs are different. (Plz dont say Imouto Paradise isnt trying to do that. It is. Even nukiges are. They are trying to bring the sexual arousal, which is an emotion, and every work of art has the ideas of its authors input, thus there are always messages and themes, no matter if its a nukige or a nakige). That's only because documentaries aren't pieces of fiction or forms of art, a movie like BvS is. No, they can't. And should not. People will always be biased for their life experience, tastes, etc. When you're playing a VN, you're interpreting things you're way and you're experiencing it through your personality, that is shaped from your life experience. Nobody is going to see a VN objectively, thus there's no point in attempting that either. VNs are meant to affect you personally, not follow a bunch of rules that can not apply every time, as the medium is constantly progressing.
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