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Zalor

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  • Birthday 04/07/1997

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    Japan
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    Digital Seclusion (Complete), untitled (Early Development)
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  1. For your first couple of threads I dismissed you as high effort troll, but seeing how much this fixation (especially considering that you apparently aren't even black) has obsessed you. I can't help but recommend you go outside and interact with people. Or literally do anything that doesn't involve a screen. But... if this really is where you believe your life's purpose is truly guiding you... I guess I wish you the best of luck.
  2. Yeah, I wasn't critiquing your point or anything. Just adding my 2 cents and venting about the frustrations of this gap. It's kind of amazing to me how Japanese and non-Japanese Otaku seem to live in different worlds in so far as pricing is concerned. Same with anime. Japanese Otaku will spend $30 on blurays that only contain 4 or so episodes of a 12+ episode series. Nobody in the west would consider that a sane purchase (and I may be biased, but I agree with the West on this point). There are so many cheap, often free sources for entertainment in the West, that it really weighed the pri
  3. If you forget the glory days of when pirating pre-patched VNs was super easy, English speaking fans living outside of Japan have it quite good when it comes to pricing. Recently I bought Totono (You and Me and Her) in Japanese from a Japanese website, and it cost me around $60. The Steam price is literally half that. I also was considering buying another VN but ultimately opted against it, in part because for a Japanese copy I was looking at spending $100, whereas the localization on Steam was only $20. I suspect this is also the reason why on Steam they don't have it as an option to read VNs
  4. Thank you! I was not expecting such an informative reply, I really appreciate it! I was surprised that the Latin pronunciation uses a "k", and it seems to be the basis for the Japanese. According to one of the official translators of Narcissu, the reason that Narcissu gets rid of the final "s", making a "su" instead, is because its suppose to stand for "Suicide". Which is a significant theme in the story. So it seems they took the latin pronounciation and modified the ending to "su" for thematic reasons. It does seem however that most people in English use the "Narsissu" pronunciation. S
  5. At least in English, I'm a little confused about the correct pronunciation. In Japanese it's ナルキッソス, which would be pronounced "Narukissosu" (apologies for my accent) Because the "c" is pronounced as a "k" in the original, In English I've always pronounced it like this: "Narkisu" On the other hand, Narcissu itself is a reference to Narcissus. Furthermore, everyone I can find online pronounces it like this: "Narsissu" I'm working on a video about visual novels, and at a certain point I bring up Narcissu. I just want to use the pronunciation that people are least bothered by, whic
  6. From a marketing standpoint (A) is probably always better. But from my perspective as a consumer, I always prefer (B). It respects consumers more by being straight to the point, where as (A) is focused more on creating hype above all else (just look at the gap between the expectations movie trailers create, and then the actual movies themselves). (B) also allows more creative freedom, since you can change your work as many times as you want until you release it. But with (A), especially if you raised money via Kickstarter, you have to commit to the originally advertised mission. Else you risk
  7. I intend to post it on this YouTube channel. It may take several weeks before it's out, as I'm only ~40% done with the script. But it's something I am definitely planning on getting finished!
  8. Weird you made this topic, as the past couple of days I've been working on a script for a video that in many ways is all about this. Ultimately though, I think the only real solution is for actual writers (the type of people who write novels) to start writing VNs. While I won't say I am exactly optimistic that this will start happening, there are a couple reasons why I think this might happen. Simply, nobody really reads anymore. I mean that somewhat hyperbolically, but if you look at statistics the amount of people who read novels and short stories for entertainment has been dropping pra
  9. Welcome! What VN's have you recently gotten into?
  10. Angel Beats was originally an anime and got a VN adaptation several years later.
  11. Surprised I never heard of this one, especially since I really like VNs from that era. You've convinced me to read this as my next VN. This is really cool work you did! Especially for not just translating the original, but porting an enhanced version as well.
  12. I've spent enough time learning Japanese, befriending lots of other people who were learning Japanese, and hanging out on otaku forums to know that at least half of what you hear is... misleading at the very least. Anyone genuinely interested in jumping the gun and learning Japanese should read this: A Friend of Mine Learned Japanese in 1 Year From what I've witnessed in my own irl observation (and I've met safe to 100 people that have studied Japanese), unless they grew up speaking Chinese or Korean it took them a minimum of 4 - 5 years to get good at the language. I'm talking JLPT N2 -
  13. I was honestly shocked. Apparently he died on May 6th but it was only just recently announced. RIP It was always joked that Miura would die before finishing Berserk, but I don't think anyone expected it to happen like this when he was still relatively young. Edit: In case you want sources more official than Wikipedia, here you go. Cnet and Kotaku.
  14. I went half way through yours but got frustrated because my 2nd choice for an answer kept being the correct one and my first choice wrong. It was like the SAT all over again...
  15. I used the name Anon since if I got a bad score I didn't want it traced back to me. But I didn't do too bad. I'm glad to know you also enjoy School Days. I've had a lot of fun showing people the School Days anime over the years. I find it to be one of the best shows to watch with a group of people. Since its bad enough to be talked over, but entertaining enough to be engaging. Also, whenever you think that Makoto couldn't prove himself to be more irredeemable, he always finds a way to disappoint you further.
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