Parallel lines never
At least, so the Magical Girls–-young women with extraordinary powers tasked to limit the influence of the Convergence–-thought.
When a Fragment escapes from the Convergence, the Magical Girls are sent into a blizzard of anxiety and confusion. Their cherub, a rather eccentric, raccoon-like creature, foretells of a tragedy soon to befall the mortal world. Unfortunately, his words are shrouded in ambiguity.
One morning, on national television, the image of a rampaging Shard dominates the news.
Solving the mystery of the tragedy poses as one challenge. However, the issues involving their sudden, newfound fame (or perhaps infamy?) with society riddling their path to discovering the truth may prove even more potent than any cliché, ominous prophecy.
Genres: Magical Girl, Psychological, Mystery, Modern Fantasy, Comedy, Dark, Friendship, Slice-of-Life
He is a jolly, if not whimsical little guy, intelligent but hopelessly naive about the world around him. His boundless curiosity is only rivaled by his strong, unconscious drive for self-actualization.
Although the narrator constantly thinks, he rarely acts upon his analyses. The seraphim have instated a code of conduct that emphasizes neutrality, and as his overseers, the narrator understands he must act obediently towards their instruction. As his friendship with the Magical Girls developed throughout the years he'd guided them, his perception that the seraphim are the apotheoses of 'correctness' begins to waver. However, he, whether consciously or unconsciously, refuses to acknowledge such doubts. The advent of the tragedy only exacerbates his struggle to suppress what may be budding disloyalty.
Ability: Nervous System Manipulation
Arcanum: XV. The Devil
She frolics on the border of mind and heart, possessing a keen sense of logic coupled with a soft soul. Her head, however, is in the clouds. Underlying her reticent demeanor is passion so great that it may illuminate the Earth.
Velleity frequently utilizes her magic outside of the Convergence, from fortifying her attention span to aid in studying to sending herself into a lucid dream that feels so real, it might as well not be a dream at all. She believes using magic is an excellent answer to her problems, although somewhere deep inside, she represses the fear that, just maybe, she'd accidentally trapped herself in a persistent illusion, and that the world around her may merely be a facet of her neurological magic...but that's just silly, right?
Arcanum: VI. The Lovers
Behind her jocular and overbearingly vulgar exterior is a young woman with an extremely empathetic heart. She is selfless, almost detrimentally so, only compounded by her incredible intuition.
Harmony dislikes solitude, as it has a way of shoving a mirror of her internal turmoil towards her when she'd rather distract herself with a more light-hearted activity. Despite her need for near constant socialization and her propensity for obscenity, her fear of losing her personal attachments drives her to act in manners contrary to her loving nature. When unforeseen events toss her into the spotlight during a time of great stress, she desperately clings onto the strings of her integrity as she feels it begin to loosen and wither away.
CG Artist: Toki
Backgrounds: I'm using free resources, but the one's included in the screenshots are from Uncle Mugen!
Here's some stats so far:
The game contains 2,548 dialogue blocks, containing 27,160 words and 156,908
characters, for an average of 10.7 words and 62 characters per block.
If you're reading this thread and can spare a few minutes, I would appreciate it if you could answer some of these questions (you certainly do not have to answer all!):
1. What's your opinion on the synopsis? (For example, does it sound cliche, interesting, bare, etc.)
2. What's your opinion on the characters? (For example, does any one character stand out as particular interesting/boring?)
3. What's your first impression of this visual novel?
4. Fun question time. Based on what you've read, tell me what you think you foresee happening. I won't confirm or deny your response, but I'm sure the answer will be entertaining on both our ends. :p
5. Any other questions/comments?
Lastly, thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to view my little thread!
Also, I have a Tumblr devblog!
(Note that the textbox + font are placeholders)
UPDATE 6/14/2016: Early Spoiler CG Below!-
In-character asks on the devblog are now open. If anyone (whether it be you or a character from your own story) is interested in personally asking the characters something, please click here! They'd love to answer your questions! Well, Velleity is a bit shy, but she'll do her best!