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It's been a year since I last updated my livejournal page. Well lots of things happened, obviously. It's been almost a whole year since I lost someone dear to me. It's surprising how time flies, but I can never forget what happend. How could I, the funeral was held right after my birthday and she died 6 days before my birthday just 3 days before her birthday. My cousin also gave birth to her baby daughter on the funeral day. Its probably just all coincidental, but I can't help thinking that it was a sign. This was the first time I've ever lost someone dear to me and it makes me sad that she will never know how much people cried for her because people are too busy with life that they don't take the time to show their love to that person until its too late. I've realized that nowdays the word "love" is so over used. A classmate once told me she "loved everyone in class." I remember thinking to me myself "no you don't" don't mistake "sympathy" for "love" its not the same thing. Love means you're willing to sacrifice yourself for someone else be that feelings or work. The mere words like "love" means nothing to me unless their love is shown through their actions only then will I call that love. Love is "work" not in the sense that is obligatory, but the fact that you're letting go of your selfisness to care and respect that person despite knowing thier flaws. That's why I find "love at first sight" to be ludicrious.
Okay, on to less depressing news. I still haven't given up on my collection, though I admit there were several times where I told myself to give up that hobby, but in the end it came out victorious when I found new Circles and fandoms. I've completely given up on collecting newer fandoms for the newer anime/manga/game etc. series, but I have been going back to find other unknown Circles for my older fandoms like Rurouni Kenshin and Escaflowne. All these new stuff just don't interest me at all. :P Also I found out that for one of my older fandoms I became a real "crack pairing" fan. I had started out as a fan of the main pairing in the anime and I still am, but now I'm also a crack pairing fan, so that means there's more to buy. T.T
I just finished playing Ozmafia!! 2 days ago since my game didn't arrive until 2 1/2 weeks after the official release. *whew* This game felt so long because of the various choice selections. I'm very impressed that this game was created by only 2 people. I didn't run into any trouble with the system and with the new patch everything went smoothly. The storyline was very humorous. :D Poni-Pachet SY added unexpected surprises to their characters, which I found very enjoyable when a character turned out different than what I had expected. I also thought this game would be light and fluffy, but I was wrong especially during the brothel route I felt should be 17+. My favorite characters in order would be Axel, Caesar, Kyrie, Scarlet, Paschet, So, Robin Hood, Hameln, Caramia, & Manboy.
I really liked Axel's character because I found him very adorable. But I didn't like his first route when he lost his heart and then getting it back in the end, the ending seemed to end too abruptly. :( I ranked Caesar number 2 because I liked his character design the most and I liked his endings, followed by Kyrie. He surprised me since he was the queen, bully, and jerk -type so I usually stay away from those characters, but I found his character to be very amusing. But one thing I'm really debating about is did he really love Fuka? I mean after reading the "grand finale" I just had this weird feeling that he's a pedobear. He will always only love Dorthy? It seems that way since he said he would never forget her and is the only one who remembers her when everyone forgot. So that makes Fuka Dorthy's replacement?
Scarlet and Paschet are tied even since I liked their character designs and character personalities, but I don't like to capture "little boys" and I'm not in interested in girls. So,was okay I don't have anymore words. You get it so-so? I didn't like Robin Hood's route, he used her then ended up with her. It just kept making me think like "do you really love her, even though you decided to move on after your wife died?" He kept confirming Fuka's love for him, but he never actually confirmed his love for her in the end (if I'm wrong correct me on that). Sure he told her he liked her too, but tricked her so it just made his credibility very low in my eyes. Hameln's "route" was... I guess it was just there I wasn't interested in it at all. As for Caramia I felt like he was too older-brother type of guy, but later on I ended up hating his character when I learned he was sleeping around with hoes. :P Lastly, Manboy was ranked last although I would have ranked him much higher if it wasn't for the 2 brothel guys in his route. It's actually not his ending, but their ending including Alfani and Dorian Gray the 2 brothel guys. Alfani was a slut but is to be expected since he's the #1 prostitute. Dorian Gray was... well he's a oyaji-creeper, the only "sort-of-normal" guy was Manboy. Sadly though the 2 brothel brothers come as a package, so I say no to that. :P
My complaints would be that I wanted full voice for all characters including Fuka and scene replays. I know I can always go back to replay the character routes or load scenes from saved files (a lot) if I wanted to see the scenes again, but it just get's a bit tiresome. ^^;;;
Also I'm kind of pissed at the "grand ending" because it makes everything that happened "you choosing the guy" worthless. I mean Caesar is gone so there' no more love. You find out that Kyrie actually loves Dorthy and using Fuka as a substitute? So actually ends up with Dorthy cause he doesn't want her to be alone. There's just so much contradiction...I can't say that I like this game that much anymore.
I guess Axel will be the only character I like out of this whole game. I liked his character design second only to Caesar and I liked his story. The NTR routes in his routes were heart wrenching cause I felt so bad for him. T.T And off course I love Satoi's art!!! XD
I wouldn't say this game was a waste of my money since the reason I purchased this game was for Satoi's art. But I wouldn't say this is my favorite game either. So sad, I was really looking forward to having an awesome romance game. Instead I get a bunch of hoes, a dumb heroine, and a terrible grand ending. I wished the Grand Ending wasn't there, instead Dorthy's story should be in the main story. I didn't want Caesar gone and I didn't like Kyrie's revelation that he's probably a pedobear. :P
Next time in the future I hope Satoi's art ends up in a good game. I didn't like diabolik lovers either. :P
Ugh I'm so disappointed I feel like stopping otome gaming permanently...:(
AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! How could you do this to me I was so looking forward to this game?!?!!! щ(ಥДಥщ)
....I had to revise my post after reading some reviews cause my Japanese is rather poor...:P I found out things I wish I shouldn't have...T.T
After finding some spoilers for chapter 2 & 3 for Sono Saki no Fuukei it's for sure that this is an incest story. For now, I think it's one-sided on the brother's side I believe the "younger sister" is clueless about his feelings since they are blood-related not step-siblings or anything like that. But she does get jealous of the girlfriend so who knows it might not be one-sided. From what I got I think the brother is using his girlfriend/lover as a substitute for his sister. His girlfriend isn't clueless, so she starts to question his nightly visit to his sister's room. He replies by saying he's just checking on his sister in case she dies in her sleep or something along those lines. According to the spoilers, the girlfriend says that "when she (sister) sleeps he holds her." I believe the brother doesn't really care and so that's why he willingly suggested for them to break up but of course, she refuses to. The girlfriend is also, a druggy
with the help of her brother actually it's more like the brother is giving her drugs. Here's my thought on that, I think he drugs her so after their done with their nightly business she's knocked out cold so that gives him time to visit his sister's room.
As for chapter 3 there's a scene where I guess the sister is asking the brother to choose between her and his girlfriend. I'm just guessing on this part because the girlfriend is practically glued on to him whereas the sister is telling him to choose whether he cares for her or wants her to die quickly. She then goes further to ask what she means to him. Well, that's all I have now, I will try again to look for more spoilers. I really wish volume 1 comes out soon I really want to buy it!!! Fujiwara Kaoru is my most favorite manga artist I absolutely love her style of drawing it's beautiful!