It's frustrating. One thing goes wrong in your life, just one, and all of a sudden everyone starts treating you like a freak. A weirdo. A loser.
Fifteen year old Louis Lacroix is depressed.
Ever since he had a nervous breakdown in class and punched his old maths teacher in the face his life has been a successive string of disasters, one after the other.
Moved from his old maths class into a class for ‘sensitive’ children who require extra attention, he meets Miss Lemaire, a pretty young teacher who’s only been working at his school for a couple of years.
Though Louis passed by her in the hallways before, he never spoke to her. Not until now. Soon, however, Louis begins to wish it had stayed that way.
There’s nothing more painful than an unrequited crush, after all – particularly one on your teacher.
Is This the Life? is a short, kinetic VN around 20k words long.
Some of the characters use ableist terms, so I feel I should warn for that in case it upsets anyone.
The sprites were done by the talented Abuelitaland.
It can be downloaded for windows, mac, and linux here~
This story was mainly written to challenge myself.
I find writing 1st person narrators hard, and most of my narrators tend to be quite bland and 'nice', so I wanted to try to write a different kind of narrator.
I also wanted to see if I could write as a convincing teenage boy (I find writing male characters hard, too). It would be nice to know if I was successful with this or not n_n
Also, if you find any errors or typos, I would appreciate it if you let me know! <3