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    Zalor reacted to Vivid Maze in Looking For A Partner To Help Create Visual Novel (no experience required)   
    Good point. I have updated the post with a little more detail. Thanks.
     
    p.s. I will check out your game.
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    Zalor got a reaction from Vivid Maze in Looking For A Partner To Help Create Visual Novel (no experience required)   
    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.
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    Zalor got a reaction from JLP603 in Japanese Visual Novel where you have sex with you and your heroine's child or offspring   
    Jesus Christ, just read Lolita instead
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    Zalor got a reaction from Chronopolis in Lack of academic recognition in VN   
    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:
     
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    Zalor got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Lack of academic recognition in VN   
    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:
     
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    Zalor got a reaction from Silvz in Looking for VNs to recommend to some of my friends   
    How has that VN gone under my radar for so long lol. Appreciate the recommendation even though it wasn't directed at me 
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    Zalor reacted to Silvz in Looking for VNs to recommend to some of my friends   
    Planetarian and Narcissu are usually the ones people recommend to beginners. Also Saya no Uta, if they're into this kind of stuff.
    If they are more into the literature side of the genre, I would strongly recommend Adabana Odd Tales. And if they are into yuri, The expression Amrilato is also pretty nice.
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    Zalor got a reaction from Dreamysyu in Looking for good short vns   
    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 up into parts. Act 1, which is the first part only takes like 3 or 4 hours to read. If you complete Act 1 and you're liking it you should continue with it, and if not, feel free to drop it.
    Lastly, while I can't personally recommend it since I haven't read it myself (honestly, shame on me). Phenomeno is a short VN that a lot of people I know liked. 
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    Zalor got a reaction from Exxxxos in Looking for good short vns   
    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 up into parts. Act 1, which is the first part only takes like 3 or 4 hours to read. If you complete Act 1 and you're liking it you should continue with it, and if not, feel free to drop it.
    Lastly, while I can't personally recommend it since I haven't read it myself (honestly, shame on me). Phenomeno is a short VN that a lot of people I know liked. 
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    Zalor reacted to ChaosRaven in First OELVN kamige? The Sekimeiya: Spun Glass   
    So, the recent release of The Sekimeiya: Spun Glass went pretty unnoticed so far, but currently seems to get some attention thanks to a comment on VNDB. It actually has a rating above 8.5 with over 60 votes there, which is unusually high for an OELVN. There aren't even that many JVN's that high. It's a scifi mystery thriller that actually looks pretty professional. It uses NVL style, which I personally don't like that much, but if the story is good it might not matter that much.
    So, for everyone who isn't already jumping on Muramasa and looking more for a SciFi mystery VN in the spirit of the infinity series titles like Ever 17, this might actually be worth a look.
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1432500/The_Sekimeiya_Spun_Glass/?utm_source=vndb
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    Zalor reacted to tahu157 in What are some things you hate about romantic EVNs nowadays?   
    I find a lot of EVN romance goes 0 to 60 in 3.5. Like, they'll have a few normal, mundane conversations and then suddenly *BAM* they're soulmates. I realize the EVN scene is relatively young and as such tends towards shorter script lengths, and so the real estate available to develop a romance is limited. Even so, I think it's very doable to have a short but well-paced romance arc. But there's gotta actually be an arc, not this spike in the graph thing.
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    Zalor got a reaction from NowItsAngeTime in History of Ange and Visual Novels: What led to my YouTube channel   
    Always like to hear about how people get into VNs, I'll give this a watch later today
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    Zalor reacted to Plk_Lesiak in Will Anyone From America or Europe Make a Quality Visual Novel with a Black Protagonist ?   
    There's something fascinating with how this thread is evolving with every iteration though. Like, he never directly responds to feedback or discusses stuff in the way forums users usually do, but you can see the effects of our responses every time this pops up. The framing is always slightly different and new arguments are replacing the ones that were most violently rebuked.
    It's as if this was some kind of spell, with the author looking for that one exact set of words that will magically conjure his dream project into existence. I haven't seen anything like it before.
    And @Nenor5VB, maaaaaan... Above all, this is not really a dev forums. You can somewhat hope to find translators here, but there's very little chance that someone even capable of furthering you cause will ever read what you publish around here. I've said this before, but there are outlets out there that are way more fit to host this topic – particularly after it has been utterly depleted around here. Lemma Soft, VN Dev subreddit, maybe CloudNovel forums or other platform-related sites. You're just talking at void at this point and if you keep it up, I'll seriously consider removing all future threads for redundancy.
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    Zalor got a reaction from adamstan in A Defense of Visual Novels: What Are They, Why Do They Matter   
    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+ tag promising sexual content, but where it clashes with the overall focus of the story. For example, Steins;Gate, Umineko, Higurashi, etc would be objectively worse works if they had forced sexual content. There is no serious need for it in those stories. Likewise, to go with an example I used in my video, Sayooshi would be an objectively worse work without the sexual content.  
    So I'm not fundamentally anti-sexual content. But I think if VNs lost the reputation of "VN = porn game", it would be overall beneficial for the medium and could attract more people (both creatives looking to work with VNs, as well as a broader audience for VNs) if that reputation for adult content weakened. 
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    Zalor reacted to LAsuka in A Defense of Visual Novels: What Are They, Why Do They Matter   
    Very salient insights. I enjoyed watching the video.
    Couple of thoughts maybe to add:
    --> What about the relationship of VNs to anime, considering most people came from the latter.
    --> What is the future of VNs, given the continued decline in reading literature?
    --> The relationship of adult content to the literary value of VNs
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    Zalor reacted to rax in Hello Everyone introducing me   
    Yeah its a interesting and unique Visual Novel,Thanks for the words and of the game o/
     
    I am discovering very Visual Novels because of this game.Oh i understand.i guess i will use more here sometimes 
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    Zalor got a reaction from rax in Hello Everyone introducing me   
    Hey, I'm really happy to hear you liked Digital Seclusion and that it led you here. This forum isn't as active as it used to be, but it's far from dead and still a really good place to discuss VNs! 
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    Zalor reacted to rax in Hello Everyone introducing me   
    Hello Everyone,you can call me rax.
    I'm new here and i really likes Visual Novel.I found this forum because of the user called Zalor playing his novel called Digital Seclusion and  ended up making me want to create an account on this forum.
    i am playing Visual Novels since 2017 and these days i can say that i really like Visual Novels.i have a Youtube Channel too that i do videos of gameplay of Visual Novels and some times Speedrun of Visual Novels just for hobby and passion in my channel called "corner of the caatinga"-Cantodocatinga (its a portuguese-Brazilian Youtube channel.)
    i hope i can enjoy in this forum because i am very reserved and not very talkative.
    My Favorite Visual Novels are Muv Luv Alternative (i read all trilogy and some spin-offs but i prefer Muv Luv Alternative),Fate/Stay Night,Clannad,Steins;Gate,Tsukihime,Sengoku Rance and some other Visual Novels.
    i like the Visual Novels of Key too.
    Well i guess thats it.Good day to all ^^/
     
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    Zalor reacted to NowItsAngeTime in If My Heart Had Wings/Konosora got me to try a Glider ride (vlog)   
    Ever since I read If My Heart Had Wings/Konosora, I've always wanted to try out at Glider ride at least once. I was able to accomplish that, and even make a short vlog about it. You can view my experience in this video:
     
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    Zalor reacted to Plk_Lesiak in Fuwanovel Reviews/Fuwazette content feed & discussion thread   
    Good morning good people of Fuwa! As the person that is keeping the main site slightly less dead than it could've been, I decided I could use a space to post about new content without making new threads every time. Here I (or possibly other authors) will post updates whenever something goes up on Fuwa's frontpage – feel free to comment & discuss.
    This weekend I published a review of ebi hime's The Mermaid of Zennor, a very interesting and very angsty psychological drama VN. Consider checking it out and leaving your impressions here or in the comments under the article!
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    Zalor reacted to frogstat in White Album 2 Translation Project [Todokanai TL]   
    Todokanai Translations Presents
    White Album 2

    https://vndb.org/v2920 & https://vndb.org/v7771
    Description
    Howdy 🤠
    The upcoming patch will include translations for the entirety of White Album 2. That includes Introductory Chapter, Closing Chapter & Coda.
    Beyond that, the patch will also revise the contents of the questionable partial patch we released before, including retranslations of whole parts that were beyond saving.
    Further beyond that, our lovely programmers have managed to fiddle around with the script to include 14 new PS3 exclusive CGs to our upcoming patch. 
    That's 1 new CG for introductory Chapter, 11 new CGs for Closing Chapter, and 2 new CGs for Coda. 
    Example
    Old (boring) https://i.imgur.com/1eImCMQ.png
    New (cute) https://i.imgur.com/rQIbc5k.png
     
    Todokanai Translation Team
    Project Lead Gauche Suede
    Translators Frogstat, Gauche Suede
    Editors Krizs, Gauche Suede, Oddflex
    TLC Frogstat
    Programmers Avuxo, Jonathansdf
    Typesetter Observer of Time
    Graphics Diamondketo
    Playtesters Shinyyyjoke, Epika07, Slaanesh, Evil Pony
     
    Progress
    Translation, Editing & TLC is complete.
    Playtesting is underway.
    There is still no definite release date, but a patch should be ready during Fall.
     
    Feel free to ask any questions you have about the project.
    Also consider joining our discord server https://discord.gg/5rrxEUN
     
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