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by Sapphi
Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: ClerilCalamityStudios: My Name is Addiction -SteamGreenlight
Replies: 24
Views: 5409

Re: Cleril Calamity Studios: My Name is Addiction -New Drawi

I'd like to know where you got the impression that this novel doesn't address the emotional/psychological damage? If I implied that by accident, that's not what I meant. :P (My story was about the emotional/psychological damage from an outsider's perspective - a girl who loved a pornography addict,...
by Sapphi
Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Themes
Replies: 9
Views: 1635

Re: Themes

I think I'm most drawn to writing stuff in the philosophical/religious category, simply because I find that the ideas discussed in that category lie beneath the ideas in the other categories. I often feel that stories with the themes you mentioned in the "life themes" category are not as interesting...
by Sapphi
Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: ClerilCalamityStudios: My Name is Addiction -SteamGreenlight
Replies: 24
Views: 5409

Re: Cleril Calamity Studios: My Name is Addiction -New Drawi

Just wanted to say that I find this premise interesting, albeit incredibly depressing. I once endeavoured to write a story about this too, although I explored it differently (female perspective with more of a focus on the emotional/psychological damage). In the end, I had to quit writing it because ...
by Sapphi
Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Personal Art Threads
Topic: Please critique/comment my art and give feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Please critique/comment my art and give feedback

First off, good color choices. The palette is limited and the green dress goes nicely with the skin tone and black hair. You also seem to have a decent grasp on facial structure. The eyes seem to be in the right place, although from what I can see right now, the angle of her nose is not going to mat...
by Sapphi
Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: WiP: NaNoRenO
Topic: PAW ★ PRINTS [Tetris Clone][Space Doggies][2013]
Replies: 9
Views: 4513

Re: PAW ★ PRINTS [Tetris Clone][Space Doggies][2013]

Thanks for the hugs, Susan and xavimat. :) I've been working on this project on-and-off - mostly finalising character designs and drafting character stories. My baseline for the sprites is one pose per girl with minimal variations. After I have the important spites created, I'll try to turn my atten...
by Sapphi
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: [solved] Password Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Password Screen

Kaen wrote: Is there a way to make the text appear as * on the screen so what's being typed can't be seem?
This is just for aesthetic purposes, right? If you found a font in which all characters appeared as *, and you could somehow set that font as your default for text input, that would be an easy way...
by Sapphi
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Evoking a Genuine Emotional Response from the Reader
Replies: 6
Views: 2057

Re: Invoking a Genuine Emotional Response from the Reader

Oh, goody! This topic is relevant to my interests. I would say that a good story makes you care about the characters by developing them as characters. A tragic back story or event needs to have a purpose for being there and not just be "sad" for the sake of being "sad". This is actually a general pr...
by Sapphi
Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Open hostility against JRPG or indie VN gamedevs
Replies: 24
Views: 2487

Re: Open hostility against JRPG or indie VN gamedevs

I would imagine it is those developers whose VNs contain homosexual content, or loli subject matter . Some people just tend to lose their ever-loving minds over that stuff. Hm, this might get interesting... Papillon's article on Kotaku had some rather nasty comments on "perverted old men" and "cree...
by Sapphi
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Open hostility against JRPG or indie VN gamedevs
Replies: 24
Views: 2487

Re: Open hostility against JRPG or indie VN gamedevs

Cyrus wrote:Death and rape threats are part and parcel for the life of a VN developer.
Obscura wrote:It means you've arrived.
Seriously? Is there some kind of trend as to who is targeted (i.e., subject matter of VN) or is it just anybody who is relatively well-known in the scene?
by Sapphi
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Song-VN Association
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Song-VN Association

Do any of you have songs you often associate with another VN or character, or your own writing projects (in general, not just VN projects)? Yes, I'm always noticing "connections" like this when I'm listening to the radio. :) "This song describes the relationship between my two characters so well!" ...
by Sapphi
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: visual novel or kinetic novel: which is best for a story?
Replies: 20
Views: 8712

Re: visual novel or kinetic novel: which is best for a story

We had an interesting discussion pertaining to this a few months ago. Some good advice and suggestions there; maybe you'll find something relevant to your situation. One thing I'd like to mention that I didn't in that topic was a sentiment that Samu-kun shared here once... 3. Loss of momentum. The p...
by Sapphi
Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Should Adversity strike again?
Replies: 23
Views: 2324

Re: Should Adversity strike again?

Well... I feel like the competition/prize aspect was the main thing that motivated me to churn something out and present it for public reading despite my perfectionist tendencies. I mean, I still enjoy the challenge of creating something for a prompt, but I'm not entirely sure that I would be as mot...
by Sapphi
Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Among the distant stars (sci-fi fantasy romance drama) Demo!
Replies: 49
Views: 12982

Re: Among the distant stars (sci-fi fantasy romance drama)

Since I started working on this project, there appears more and more sci-fi WIPs here, but as everyone seems to agree that there are still not enough, I'm glad to present my own space-themed VN - "Among the distant stars". Of course! We can never have enough sci-fi :) Some first impressions: - I re...
by Sapphi
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get that thing off your chest... Now...
Replies: 5253
Views: 397446

Re: Get that thing off your chest... Now...

When you really connect with someone, everything just comes naturally - a lot of that 'societal tension' falls off. Oooh... I love that feeling. Doesn't happen often, but when it does... It's not that I'm secretly a jerk inside, I just default to 'niceness' around people I don't know yet, because t...
by Sapphi
Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Athena [sci-fi, short, female protagonist]
Replies: 76
Views: 15313

Re: Athena [sci-fi, short, female protagonist]

saguaro wrote:SCI FI YESSSSss
Seconded! More sci-fi is always good. 8)