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by Rastagong
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Benefits of Visual Novels?
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Benefits of Visual Novels?

I'm into VNs for the engaging presentation! I used to be very interested in pure text, parser-based interactive fiction (and to some extent in Twine games too). But then I started reading visual novels, and realised I wasn't so interested in choices per se, but rather in immersion, first-person pers...
by Rastagong
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Carmilla [Philosophy][Shoujo Ai][Vampire][free][Demo]
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: Carmilla [Philosophy][Shoujo Ai][Vampire][free][Demo]

Perhaps a word on why I decided to keep landscape descriptions to a large degree: Streams-of-consciousness of an I-narrator are rightfully common among visual novels. Here, in romantic tradition, the landscape mirrors or expresses the inner state of the protagonist, it takes the place of a stream-o...
by Rastagong
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: [Epistolary][Mystery] Sylvan Disappearance
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Re: [Epistolary][Mystery] Sylvan Disappearance

I usually prefer VNs in which the reader is given some choices, but your story is really good! It was a bit anachronistic, but I don't care that much for historical accuracy :P The epistolary form is a very interesting narrative device. It is perfect for conveying the alienation of the main charact...
by Rastagong
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Carmilla [Philosophy][Shoujo Ai][Vampire][free][Demo]
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: Carmilla [Philosophy][Shoujo Ai][Vampire][free][Demo]

I'd been meaning to read the demo for a while, so I was very glad when I saw you uploaded the full release (edit: putting the link here for everyone, since the full release is available on a distinct itch.io page) on itch.io! Just finished reading it, and I really, really liked it! Perhaps I liked i...
by Rastagong
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Mannequin [2D Character Portrait Generator]
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Mannequin [2D Character Portrait Generator]

This seems really useful! Thank you for sharing. :)
by Rastagong
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: itch.io changed its ToS
Replies: 41
Views: 2671

Re: itch.io changed its ToS

Hey so, I didn't want to keep replying and give unwanted attention to this nonsense, and I assume other posters thought as much, but since you're still tweeting @itchio and trying to worry devs, I'll reply one last time. Yes, these terms are common. However, this doesn't make it good per se (e.g. ha...
by Rastagong
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: [Completed][Epistolary][Mystery] Sylvan Disappearance
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: [Completed][Epistolary][Mystery] Sylvan Disappearance

@Rastagong- WOW! . . . what a marvelous story . . . in all respects. Among all the VN's that I have experienced, this is certainly in the top 5! I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent going through it. I especially appreciated the True Epilogue and End Notes. Thank you for a truly worthwhile experienc...
by Rastagong
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: [Completed][Epistolary][Mystery] Sylvan Disappearance
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: [Completed][Epistolary][Mystery] Sylvan Disappearance

Thanks Zelan, I hope you enjoy it! :)
by Rastagong
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Proper use of the {w} tag in visual novels.
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: Proper use of the {w} tag in visual novels.

It annoyed me a lot in older VNs. I used to read one paperback novel every 2-3 days back when I first discovered VNs, and all the pauses annoyed the heck out of me. Especially the whole "..." thing they used to do a LOT. Like everything pauses and waiting have their uses, like you mentioned for hor...
by Rastagong
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: [Epistolary][Mystery] Sylvan Disappearance
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

[Epistolary][Mystery] Sylvan Disappearance

https://i.imgur.com/0YgFSh9.jpg An epistolary fairy-tale mystery >>> Download it for free on itch.io <<< https://i.imgur.com/W5ZKybC.jpg Mirabelle and Célia have always loved inventing stories, and acting on stage too. They used to entertain their friends by running story nights for them, in the wo...
by Rastagong
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Proper use of the {w} tag in visual novels.
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: Proper use of the {w} tag in visual novels.

I do personally use the {w} tag a lot: between sentences (after the period), and in rare occasions, with a delay in the middle of a sentence to emphasise a certain rhythm. Is it… that bad? Both as a reader and as a writer, I really enjoy when the rhythm of speaking seems natural. Most people read s...
by Rastagong
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Proper use of the {w} tag in visual novels.
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: Proper use of the {w} tag in visual novels.

I do personally use the {w} tag a lot: between sentences (after the period), and in rare occasions, with a delay in the middle of a sentence to emphasise a certain rhythm. Is it… that bad? Both as a reader and as a writer, I really enjoy when the rhythm of speaking seems natural. Most people read se...
by Rastagong
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Historical VNS and disclaimers?
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: Historical VNS and disclaimers?

Ah, I don't have much to add to what everyone said, but I'd absolutely love to read a VN about Moroccan history and colonialism!<3 VNs with historical settings are still kind of rare, but they're really worth it! (French person here, btw!) I don't have much advice to offer, except maybe don't afraid...
by Rastagong
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: itch.io changed its ToS
Replies: 41
Views: 2671

Re: itch.io changed its ToS

No worries at all! And sorry if I was too abrupt myself, I completely understand where you're coming from; it's absolutely necessary to care about publisher relationships and legal terms in general.