kingdomcome reacted to Arsudar in Meaningful Japanese Words
These are some interesting Japanese words that I found on the Internet and I tried to translate them according to my understanding. Pretty interesting words though.
1 - Itadakimasu
This is a pretty well-known Japanese word, even for people who haven't learned Japanese before. In simple way, we can understand "Itadakimasu" as "Thanks for the meal" or "Let's eat". However, if we dig in deeper, we can say "Itadakimasu" is somewhat relate to Buddism. The action of clasping 2 hands together with slight head bow can be seen as an act of prayer. In Buddism, all lives are considered to be precious, when you do "Itadakimasu", you have to finish all your meal as a way to express gratitude since the "food" gave it life to you.
2 - Shinrin-Yoku
This one is a really cool Japanese word as it refers to the action of going into the forest to relax and enjoy life. In English, "Shinrin-yoku" can be translated to "Forest-bathing" (pretty interesting translation, too). On the contrary to its "fancy name", this activity is not hard to do, simply go into the forest, walk slowly and breathe, submerge ourselves into the nature. As it is proved, "Shinrin-yoku" is a excellent healing way, it can help alot in improving human's health such as reducing blood pressure, reducing stress, improving mood, improving sleep and body energy, .etc... In term of spiritual idea, it is like becoming one with the nature, relax and put all worries behind for better present, and future. If you are interested in this activity, you should check out this site for more information.
3 - Ikigai
Are you struggling to find your dream? Are you struggling to find your purpose in life? If that is the case then this meaningful Japanese word will give you a big help. In Japanese kanji, "Ikigai" means "reason for being", or we can say "reason for living". The more we think about it, the more meaningful things we can see around this word. If we divide this word, we will have "iki" which refers to "life" and "kai" which basically means "realizing what we expect or hope for". We can also translate "Ikagai" as "the thing that makes you wake up everyday", so let ask ourselves: "What give us motivation to get up in the morning?".
4 - Yugen
Brace yourself because we are going deep into meaning of one part of Buddism in general and Japanese culture in particular - Yugen. "Yugen" are explained to be awareness of the Universe which triggers the emotion and feeling about the world. Sounds complicated isn' it? To make it easier to understand, first we will have to understand one concept from Buddism which is "nothingness". "Nothingness" does not mean "non-existance", but rather means "everything will constantly changing, some will evolve, some will dissolve, that is the way of the world". In Japanese concept of aesthetic, this means appreciating the constant changes of the world, instead of clinging into the clinging into the forever existance of things, such as the sunset scenery, or gazing at the boat which are gradually disappearing. If we apply this meaning into daily life, we will see that everything around us will constantly change, for this reason, we should focus on our present, instead of clinging into the glory or the sorrow of the past, as everything will disappear, and only present remains.
5 - Hikikomori
"Hikikomori" is actually not a popular Japanese word around the world until recent years. However, in truth, it refers to a real-life situation, or people who locks themselves in their own room, seperating themselves from society. This situation is seen as a extreme state of isolation, the bad part is that it happens more and more nowadays. This might not be the worst in other countries, but in Japan, seems the percentage of "hikikomori" increases so much that Japanese Ministry of Health has to give out a definition and 6 different criterias for "hikikomori". Interesting Japanese word, but quite terrifying at the same time indeed. So, should we ask ourselves "am I an hikikomori?".
kingdomcome got a reaction from LiquidShu in Looking for My Next VN (All Ages, Can Have an 18+ Patch).
Dude, you're in the exact same situation as me.
I was considering Danganronpa (1), Higurashi When They Cry, World End Economica, and Root Double. I'm think Danganronpa is the safest bet.
kingdomcome reacted to Shikan Raider in Greetings everyone
Hi there, the name's Shikan Raider (or Shikan for short). I figured I should give a brief introduction/summary of myself.
I was introduced to VN's by a friend of mine back in 2009, after having played a lot of RPG's the years beforehand. While I played one or two occasionally it wasn't until recently that I started to play more, which in the end led me into making this account. I figured that joining this community might help me broaden my horizon to find some of the hidden gems out there, as well as interacting with people that share the same interest.
Since I mentioned RPG's earlier it wouldn't be exaggerating to say that I'm a huge fan of those. To name some of my favorite series: Endless Frontier, Tales of, Phantasy Star, Fire Emblem and Golden Sun.
It shouldn't be a surprise that I also watched a decent amount of anime. I do favor the comedy genre, since I usually watch some after I get back from work, but I enjoy some other genres too. To name some of my favorites here as well: Seitokai no Ichizon, Ranma 1/2, Clannad (first season), Shimoneta, Maburaho, Mahoraba: Heartful Days and FMP Fumoffu.
I think that's all that comes to my mind right now. If you still have some questions feel free to ask me. With that being said I hope that you can bear with me. I'm looking forward to enjoy my stay here. Thanks for reading.
kingdomcome reacted to erogamesales in eroge sales 2016/06
1- Otome ＊ Domain (~25415 copies)
2- Koi Suru Kimochi no Kasanekata ~Kasaneta Omoi o Zutto~ (~11408 copies) (Increase of 49% from previous game)
3- LAMUNATION! (~8280 copies)
4- Ero Zemi ~Ecchi ni Yaru-ki ni ABC~ (~8004 copies) (Increase of 113% from previous game)
5- Planet Dragon (~7728 copies) (Increase of 4% from previous game)
6- Toriko no Kusari ~Shojo-tachi o Yogosu Midarana Kusabi~ (~6946 copies) (Increase of 14% from previous game)
7- Koi to Koisuru Utopia (~6394 copies)
8- Yakimochi Kanojo no Ichizu na Koi (~4347 copies) (Increase of 1% from previous game)
9- Teakamamire no Tenshi (~3933 copies) (Increase of 10% from previous game)
10- Koukan no Toriko-tachi... (~2622 copies) (Increase of 63~128% from previous game)
kingdomcome reacted to LiquidShu in Looking for My Next VN (All Ages, Can Have an 18+ Patch).
Since I haven't made a thread in some time, why not be another "recommend me" thread?
Basically I'm going on a trip with family so I rather not play anything that is 18+. This factor along with it being in English, are the only factors I 100% care about. If the game can be patched later for 18+ hell even better, but far from mandatory.
The VN's that caught some interest from me would be Muv-Luv, Tokyo Babel, VA-11 Hall-A, Root Double, Danganronpa 2, Gahkthun. I've heard good things about all of these but I can't say I'm leaning towards one over the other. In all honesty I rather read through Muv-Luv 18+, Tokyo Babel may have too much action for me, Danganronpa 2 would be cool since I liked the first, and the others I really don't know much about.
The recommendations aren't restricted to the VN's listed above by any means.
kingdomcome reacted to Eclipsed in Fuwanovel Confessions
'Fession: My only regret about my Real Zero Escape experience, outside of dying because we ran out of time on the last goddamn fking puzzle, is that I didn't do the
"Give me a P! Give me an I! give me a P and E! What's that spell? Pipe!" joke ._.
Oh well, got a pic with Clover, life's complete
kingdomcome reacted to Nosebleed in Learning Japanese for the purpose of reading visual novels
There is a pinned thread in General Discussion about it:
kingdomcome reacted to Helianthus in Interesting titles for introductions are hard to find...
I'm Helia/Helianthus and, as you would probably guess, I'm a big fan of visual novel (and anime)
I have rather dififcult tastes though: what I like the most is deep, psychological themes, possibly depressing stuff. That's why some of my favorites are Saya no Uta, Yume Miru Kusuri, Narcissu, Kara no Shoujo and the Infinity series. Especially Remember11 which is very well written. Well, except for the ending (of lack thereof). Needless to say, I'm one of the people waiting for SubaHibi TL since forever
Ah and I'm very fond of English visual novel in general.
I'm also making my own under the Träumendes Mädchen team since more than four years now. We were hobbyist for a while but we recently decided to make a bold move and become a real company. So I'll be sharing our first commercial project soon if you don't mind. Beware though, we do make pretty unique stuff...
kingdomcome reacted to Justyna-sensei in Greetings from Poland :)
Hello, littleshogun, thank you for the kind words. I'm happy to be here
Fred the Barber, nice to meet you and I'm glad you think the campaign's well-written. Thank you for the support, especially when you don't like BL. I have so much planned for the game, and this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I will definitely fulfill every promise to my Backers.
Kingdomcome, haha hello to you to. Fajnie widzieć Polaka na takim forum, nie reklamuję gry w Polsce, bo nie liczę na rodaków szczerze mówiąc (I basically said that I don't count on my fellow countrymen for support)
Forgetful Frank, yup I'm definitely happier now. Thank you and nice to meet you!
kingdomcome reacted to the_dive in What is a weaboo?
Not like Michael Jackson chose to become whiter, he had vitiligo. ofc there were rumors that he bleached his skin but an autopsy proved that he at least had vitiligo.
To answer your original question tho, idk how exactly to define a weeaboo, but if there were an American culture version of it, this would be it.
kingdomcome reacted to Justyna-sensei in Greetings from Poland :)
Nice to meet you! My name is Justyna, I'm 30 years old and I've been watching anime since it was available on TV. My adventure with Japanese animation didn’t start with One Piece or Bleach, but rather silly series like Kaiketsu Zorro, Dash! Kappei or Majokko Megu-Chan. I also prefer English to my own language, is it weird? I used to be an English teacher (if you're wondering about the weird nickname) and a copywriter, but one day I decided that I just wasn't happy. So, I quit my job and started making a yaoi visual novel To those of you who don't enjoy BL, I'm sorry but I just like the genre. I've always loved drawing BL manga but my family told me it wasn't a good way to earn money. But I've never been happier than now.
I've registered on the forum to share my first game with you. I'm old and tired of the majority of yaoi cliches, so I wanted to make the characters different from what we usually see in the BL genre. Especially the protagonist (he still looks like a cute and silly bottom though, I guess old habits die hard). I have a working demo of the game and would love to hear your opinion on it. I experimented a little bit with the choices mechanics as well. I guess that's it, it's a pleasure to here^^ Please don't eat me alive just because I like BL!
kingdomcome reacted to Tay in My First Like from Tay
There once was a guy named mitchhamilton
He wrote a nice post about Fuwadom
And how a guy named Tay
Liked what he had to say
And dropped a nice like on his post.
Elsewhere Tay was feeling undone
Because working on the site was not much fun
Then along came poem
Which really did show 'em
And left him smiling the most.
kingdomcome reacted to mitchhamilton in My First Like from Tay
Today is a memorable day, as i received my first like from tay.
The feeling is quite okay, as it's uplifted my day.
This feeling is here to stay, i remember as if it happened... well, today.
I was going about my way on this beautiful morning in july may,
when along my way, i saw a thread from tay.
he wanted a way, to hear what people had to say.
While thinking "Okay", i said what i wanted to say.
Don't know if what i had to say will be able to persuade,
but i went on my way, and continued my day.
what i can take away, from the generosity from tay
is that he liked the way my comments point was made.
so thank you tay, for making my day.