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by Pyrephox
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: The Spirit Of Disaster (Competition 2012)
Replies: 363
Views: 42583

Re: The Spirit Of Disaster (Competition 2012)

Oh good, I'm glad Living for Disaster got a bit of love. That would definitely have been my fourth pick, I thought it was one of the strongest entries that did a pretty standard take on the prompt. I also wished there was more support for Dhumaketu, if I was forced to pick a favorite (and I kinda w...
by Pyrephox
Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: The Spirit Of Disaster (Competition 2012)
Replies: 363
Views: 42583

Re: The Spirit Of Disaster (Competition 2012)

4 dimensional okay, so in this story, the spirit of disaster is an interface used in an experiment. The experiment seems to test about apocalypse and what people's perceptions of it, like what would you do about it, knowing that it will come? you can either do nothing and the end will comes, or you...
by Pyrephox
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: The Spirit Of Disaster (Competition 2012)
Replies: 363
Views: 42583

Re: The Spirit Of Disaster (Competition 2012)

Sepia This game has some major technical flaws. The biggest one is that it overrides the user-set text speed, and sets it to something far too slow for me. So that makes it hard to read. It also has a character that speaks in black text with a black drop-shadow - again, hard to read. After about 10...
by Pyrephox
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: The Spirit Of Disaster (Competition 2012)
Replies: 363
Views: 42583

Re: The Spirit Of Disaster (Competition 2012)

Oh, wow. I'd gotten so busy in RL, I'd almost completely forgotten about this! Anyway.... impressions! Anniversaries, Adversity, and Pepper First Impression: The introduction is a bit infodumpy for my tastes, but the writing is crisp, clean, and easily understandable. The image of blood on the stone...
by Pyrephox
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: What makes people care about a protagonist?
Replies: 30
Views: 6714

Re: What makes people care about a protagonist?

I think that a good protagonist must have weaknesses, but also strengths. That's an important point. I'm not a big fan of a protagonist who's just a complete schlub, always awkward, always venial or cowardly, always tripping over themselves, etc. There needs to be a reason why THIS is the main char...
by Pyrephox
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Teacher Student relationships
Replies: 98
Views: 10068

Re: Teacher Student relationships

One of my favorite 'fantasy' relationships is romance between teacher and student, so obviously I think it should be included. However, there are valid concerns to be raised, and in a modern/otherwise realistic setting, I'm usually disappointed if the problematic elements of such a relationship AREN...
by Pyrephox
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How To Write Totally Awesome Characters and Examples of Such
Replies: 12
Views: 1938

Re: How To Write Totally Awesome Characters and Examples of

I really liked Pyrephox's guide to interesting characters. And like Ookami, I believe that the story should be an author's main concern, and the characters should serve to the story rather than as separate elements. I'm glad you liked it! I also liked Ookami's post, although I tend to think that th...
by Pyrephox
Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Guestbook
Replies: 5263
Views: 1254184

Re: Guestbook

Hello! I'm Pyrephox. I've been a fan of VNs and similar games for years, probably starting with a copy of PM2 in English, and True Love 95. But I haven't really created any of my own. But now I'm making moves in that direction, because it's good stress relief and a lot of fun. The discussions here a...
by Pyrephox
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How To Write Totally Awesome Characters and Examples of Such
Replies: 12
Views: 1938

Re: How To Write Totally Awesome Characters and Examples of

I have to disagree with quite a lot of what you've suggested, here. Some of that is just different styles and preferences, of course; I'm pretty jaded these days with the berserker, crazy anti-hero type. A casualty of being a comic fan in the 90s. :lol: While you're right about it being common , it ...