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Zalor last won the day on October 9

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  1. Could you share a little bit about what the VN you are working on is about? Or what your vision for it is? People will probably be more likely to respond if they have some idea what they might be getting themselves into.
  2. This looks fantastic! Especially if the story is meant to be creepy and/or surreal, this art style would match perfectly. I genuinely love this. Could you tell us a bit more about the story and characters you are working on?
  3. I'm going to necro this thread since I stumbled upon it and think it's a good topic. In University I wrote two theses and one of them was on the topic of Visual Novels. Specifically it was on the topic of the death of the novel and decline in reading in the digital age, and how I think VNs as a medium can counter this problem. I actually boiled down my core points and recently turned it into a documentary/video-essay:
  4. How has that VN gone under my radar for so long lol. Appreciate the recommendation even though it wasn't directed at me
  5. If you don't mind horror, you should definitely check out Saya no Uta. Other short VNs I highly recommend are Planetarian and Narcissu. Be warned though, both are really sad. And Saya no Uta isn't exactly a mood lifter either. But they are definitely 3 excellent VNs Regarding stuff that's less on the depressing side I would recommend Juniper's Knot and The Dandelion Girl. Both of these are really short though. Each only take slightly more than an hour to read. I also would recommend checking out Katawa Shoujo, as while it isn't exactly a "short" VN (it isn't a long one either), it's split
  6. This wouldn't happen to have anything to do with this Youtube Channel would it? TwoSetViolin I really hope this isn't a yaoi of them...
  7. Always like to hear about how people get into VNs, I'll give this a watch later today
  8. Actually I agree with this, and in earlier drafts of my script I addressed it a bit. But when I was editing things down (cutting the fat) it was one of the parts I thought I got a bit too rambly and decided to cut out. But I see the cultural trend of novels going a similar direction poetry did. Sure, some people still read poetry, but its a pretty small niche. Especially if you compare it to more popular media. Poetry will never "die", but I don't see it making a comeback as a culturally significant medium. Likewise, I don't think the novel will ever die, and it will always have an audience, b
  9. You bring up some serious concerns that I have as well. Particularly the points about if people aren't reading, why would they read VNs? As well as the point that VNs don't seem to be growing. The VN medium may very well be doomed, but I don't think it HAS to be, and I think it could even thrive, so long as the right things happen. And I guess that's my point, if these things don't happen the medium could very well be screwed. So the reason I think VNs have an appeal to people who are increasingly reading less, is because of its acoustic quality. It may sound ass backwards, but soun
  10. Apologies, I should have been a little more specific. I'm not saying VNs should completely move away from adult content, and there are certainly genres and individual works that benefit from such content. Rather, I'm just advocating that more VNs that focus on stories where adult content isn't necessary would be an overall positive thing. Similar to how outright censorship stifles creativity in the way you detailed, the still prevalent expectation of sexual content in many commercial VNs reinforce the opposite problem. Where romantic and sexual scenes get forced in for the marketing of an 18+
  11. Great questions, and I'll address each one individually. Q1: What about the relationship of VNs to anime, considering most people came from the latter? A1: Partly for a reason I will address in my answer to your second question, I think that the association between visual novels and anime is mostly just circumstantial. As in the market that visual novels originally grew out of, was closely connected to anime and so they have had a close relationship since. But just as chivalric romances used to dominate literature in the early era of the novel, mostly for commercial viability, the
  12. This is an idea I'm open to. However, the days when the novel had serious influence on popular culture is long over, and the dominance of screen based stimulation changed that. VNs, as in a medium that combine sound + visuals + text have all the potential to be something much more than they currently are (which in many cases are just glorified anime games). Perhaps they are just a transitionary medium into something else, but the novel (as a medium for significant contemporary influence) is dead and that much I am 100% certain of
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