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by arisan
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Visual Decision-Tree Software?
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Visual Decision-Tree Software?

You could also try Yarn, which is what I've been using. Also free.
by arisan
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Is my writing good enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Is my writing good enough?

But I wonder if it even makes any sense for me to continues writing in English. I'd like to respond to this first of all, because I think a lot of what follows hinges on this. If you think your command of of English is limiting what you express, not simply in a technical sense but in terms of subst...
by arisan
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Correct punctuation
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Correct punctuation

Abiding by conservative rules of grammar, you would, in fact, use only one of them. Generally, it would be the exclamation point, as a question can be inferred from the context and sentence construction. Conversely, you could simply use the question mark if the sentence structure is ambiguous, but t...
by arisan
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Disability and Chronic Illness in VNs
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Disability and Chronic Illness in VNs

Well, wasn't expecting this thread to get more responses o: Thanks for all your recommendations! C 14 sounds interesting, what with the blurred lines between chronic illness and disability. Also, I'll admit I hadn't quite thought of Geralt's condition in The Witcher that way, but then my exposure to...
by arisan
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Critique pls
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Critique pls

Overall, I think the script needs refining in terms of the voice and characterization. It hints at a contrast between Rowan's archetypal chivalry and Mirabel and Clarisse's genre-savviness. Making those differences starker would potentially yield better, more consistent humor/irony and also make eac...
by arisan
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Transitioning from novel writing to vn writing?
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Transitioning from novel writing to vn writing?

I'm currently making the rather jarring transition from traditional prose to writing a script for a mobile VN. I've only managed to get through a few scenes that I'd call close to satisfactory, but what I find works for me, in fact, is trying to use standards of poetry (though this might be because ...
by arisan
Tue May 02, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Western vs. Eastern Storytelling
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Western vs. Eastern Storytelling

To add to what's already been said, it's worth considering that beyond "Eastern" and "Western" (terms broad enough to be of questionable merit) storytelling, you also have to consider paradigms or frameworks of criticism or, speaking more broadly, reading. Taking Kuiper's response, for example, who ...
by arisan
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Disability and Chronic Illness in VNs
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Disability and Chronic Illness in VNs

Well, looks like I have my work cut out for me sorting through these o: Thanks for the recommendations~ Tare you only focusing on the narration from the patient (i.e the firsthand experience of the illness/disability), or do you also write about the people who supports the patient? In the case of Ka...
by arisan
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How to write a VN based off Mythology/Folklore/Fairytale?
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: How to write a VN based off Mythology/Folklore/Fairytale

... is based on the story of the Moon Princess Kaguya. But this story is to take place in basically modern day and it revolves around Princess Kaguya's descendant who is trying to reveal the truth behind a hidden piece of the story that no one really knows...? I'd like to clarify what you mean, the...
by arisan
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Disability and Chronic Illness in VNs
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Disability and Chronic Illness in VNs

Thanks for that quite extensive answer!
indoneko wrote:Is this limited to medically acknowledged physical illness only? [/size]
Right, that was a bit vague. My scope is limited to physical disability and illness, but not necessarily diagnosed medically.
by arisan
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Disability and Chronic Illness in VNs
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Disability and Chronic Illness in VNs

Hey there, I've recently been working on an essay (the academic sort) that has to do with disability narratives and visual novels. One (potential) obstacle to developing it further is a lack of primary texts. Now, this started, quite predictably with Katawa Shoujo, and I'd like to know: are there ot...
by arisan
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing With Multiple Main Characters
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Writing With Multiple Main Characters

Depends on what you're hoping to achieve with it. Why is it necessary that your readers have access to the kind of unlimited surveillance an omniscient POV affords them? (It would help to know how many characters you're working with, whether they're in conflict with each other or not, and how closel...
by arisan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Himitsu no Tegami[Slice of Life][Romance][Dating sim]
Replies: 20
Views: 2584

Re: Himitsu no Tegami[Slice of Life][Romance][Dating sim]

Adding to the comments on the letters: are they delivered by post? Deposited in a locker, bag, or similar space? I don't think the premise is outlandish or anachronistic simply because of longhand letters, but Each letter made him feel like he was in their shoes and all the emotions within the lette...
by arisan
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Golden Hour [GxB][Romance][School Life][Mobile] + VN video!
Replies: 36
Views: 3600

Re: Golden Hour [GxB] [Romance] [High School] [Mobile]

:arrow: 1. Does the premise pique your interest? Is the setting/setup fresh and engaging as an iteration of the high school romance genre? Not really. I'm not so sure about HS romances these days now that I'm halfway through college. That said, reading about how it'll be set in Manila definitely pi...
by arisan
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Ways to make a "slice of life" story interesting?
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: Ways to make a "slice of life" story interesting?

One way you might think of this is removing the conflict from that overarching plot and locating it somewhere else. In a discussion I had sometime back about "conflict-less" stories, what initially appeared as an absence of conflict was usually a twist on it: either the conflict was scaled down enou...