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Zalor last won the day on February 29 2016

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  1. Hero's Journey in VNs

    Yes, from a literary standpoint I completely agree with you. I don't much like stories that too easily fall into the monomyth structure myself. Although I would argue, the significance of the theory is that there is something in the human collective subconscious that produces these stories without even trying. The fact that every (or at least nearly every) mythological story follows this structure says a lot more about us as a species then about the works themselves. But when fictional works intentionally write according to this model, as oppose to following it subconsciously and effortlessly; that is when I get disappointed. Controversial option, but I didn't like the Star Wars movies for this reason. The Hero's Journey felt forced as oppose to natural (among other issues).
  2. Hero's Journey in VNs

    Haha, its one of those literary theories that is surrounded by a fair bit of controversy isn't it. As a metaphor for life, I rather like it though. What do you particularly dislike about it?
  3. Synergia [Cyberpunk] [Yuri]

    I think I was one of those people lol. This is my most anticipated VN. I'm really glad to hear that the progress is going well.
  4. As a huge Suba Hibi fan, I've been really interested in this work for a while. Thanks for doing such a comprehensive review on it. I always saw it as the rough draft to Suba Hibi. And thinking about it that way, it is amazing how much Sca-ji polished it up in the course of 10 years.
  5. Hero's Journey in VNs

    What VNs have you noticed can be broken down into the structure of the Hero's Journey? If so, which elements of the Hero's journey are most present? I don't think most follow the structure exactly, but I'm willing to bet that a decent amount of story based VNs follow the structure loosely. Particularly Chuunige. I would argue in a very roundabout way Suba Hibi follows the general structure. There is a call to adventure (going down the rabbit hole). Delving into the unknown. A road of trails And the achievement of the freedom to live (幸福に生きよ!)
  6. MAL Alternative?

    I never understood why people used MAL. I just keep a notepad document and write any anime I watched on that. Been doing that for years
  7. Nothing wrong with having a higher diversity of VNs that focus on different tastes. The VN medium has a lot more potential for artistic expression then it is often self-limited to. It wouldn't be a bad thing to have a a new pool of VN fans and readers that are into something else. And it wouldn't mean "sacrificing the existing VN readers". There is no reason the two can't coexist.
  8. MILF But who doesnt have massive ta-ta's

    That's funny, the old look is exactly why I do want to read it.
  9. Discord Server - Visual Novel Info Hub

    Wow, Google Translate really does work much better with German than with Japanese. Looks like you got a cool community there. I'm not a Discord (or any IRC) user, but I support your goal in popularizing VNs!
  10. Something with evil route ?

    G-Senjou no Maou's bad endings always involve the MC becoming evil
  11. Fuwanovel Recommendation Site

    You guy did a great job! The ability for such customization is amazing! Thank you for the hard work and congratulations!
  12. So now Fuwa is really dead?

    I think 2015 was kind of the peak. After that its been steadily down hill. These last couple of months to a year in particular have been rather cold.
  13. Hey, Czero here!

    Thanks, glad to hear there is interest! Recently I've had to halt writing briefly as there have been several VNs that use a non-traditional visual and text interface that I need to read first. I just finished Digital: A Love Story which uses its unique style very well. I want to see the strengths and weaknesses of these different styles first hand so I can more accurately represent them.
  14. Hey, Czero here!

    I hear some describe it like writing a play or some sort of script. Personally my opinion is that VN writing is only limited by the imagination of how you choose to visually represent the images and text. There are limitations and strengths to the NVL/ADV format, but you don't have to use that format. Actually, Im working on a much longer article where I go through this in more thorough detail. Its always nice to meet other people who think about this stuff.