Month: February 2016

Mini Review- Amnesia: Memories

So I finally got around to finishing my first route in Amnesia: Memories! Yay! *throws confetti* As always, I’m a few months behind the rest of the otoge community, but I can live with that. I took my time playing this one, and I’m kinda glad I did…there was a lot going on with this game. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed the game, it was fun, but there were some things that I had problems with.

So I decided to play Shin’s route first, because he happens to be on all the promotional art, and he looked cute. Usually I’d go for the megane hottie Kent first, but something told me that it would be in my best interest to play Shin’s route first…and I’ll have to let you know in a later post if that was the right decision.

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Feb.21st to Feb.27th

Here we are again at the end of another week…I just started a Behavior Change Project for school, I decided to add more walking into my day, and I have managed to walk for at least 30 mins everyday this week! Yay me! I also managed to write absolutely nothing for my portion of the results section of my Big Graduation Research Project…motivation levels were especially low for this assignment…

I went to a party last night where I did some Backstreet Boys Karaoke…it was awesome, but I have to admit that I’m a tad bit tone deaf…But people were in to it nonetheless!


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My Lover is an Abrasive God: Star Crossed Myth- Scorpio Review

So this was suggested by voltage-lover-headcanons over on Tumblr. Thanks for the suggestion. I wasn’t sure if I was going to do a review on Scorpio, but your message on Tumblr was so nice, I just couldn’t say no!

Scorpio is one of my favorite Voltage characters, I fell in love with this dark haired god almost from the beginning, his dark hair and cool expressions just set my poor fangirl heart aflame. As I have said before I have a type: cool aloof, tsunderes, and snarky ice queens, Scorpio is all of that and so much more.

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Scorpio is a foul mouthed god, with a penchant for punishment, which I will admit may be a little off putting at first. His jerk levels at times are on par with the likes of Keith from Be My Princess, but once he falls in love Scorpio becomes a passionate, if not a tad bit possessive lover. I absolutely love Scorpio as a character, he and Takuto Hirukawa from Love Letter from Thief X are shining examples of tsunderes done right! It’s a shame that he always comes second to Eisuke Ichinomiya in every poll and tournament….

*Disclaimer: I don’t own these images, they belong to Voltage…and this goes without saying, but there will be minor SPOILERS under the cut…*


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PokeNews: [Nintendo Pokemon Direct Announcement] Pokemon Moon and Pokemon Sun are a GO!

So I thought I’d document my thoughts before the Special 20th Anniversary Pokemon Direct Announcement…I really dunno what to think, earlier this week sites leaked that Nintendo obtained copyrights to Pokemon Moon and Pokemon Sun, speculating that these are the titles of the 7th generation of Pokemon games. A new game would be awesome, I dunno what to expect but I know it’s gonna be big!


 

Feb 27th 1996 was the exact date that Pokemon Red and Blue were released exactly 20 years ago. And to commemorate that they had a really sweet and nostalgic video showing people playing pokemon in all of its iterations.

HOLY SHIT A NEW GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pokemon_sun_moon.0.0They Officially announced Pokemon Moon and Pokemon Sun for 3DS later this year! I am so excited right now I can’t contain it! They also announced the digital release of the original Red, Blue, and Yellow with access to the Pokemon Bank so we can finally trade pokemon from the original games to the newer games!

Are you guys excited about Pokemon20? What about Pokemon Go? Feel free to comment and share, and as always THANK YOU for reading!

Fangirl Moment: I Shall Never Return

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So one of the manga series that I bought at Katsucon was the acclaimed yaoi classic, I Shall Never Return by Kazuna Uchida. I absolutely love this manga, everything about it just screamed 90’s, from the fashion to the angst ridden plot, it was a non-stop ride from start to finish. I couldn’t help but get swept up in the story of Ritsuru and Ken, as their friendship evolves into a passionate love affair. I could not put it down, quickly breezing through all five volumes in a matter of hours, it was just that good! Don’t let the art put you off this amazing title (I happen to love 90’s art), you will regret not reading this amazing title.

The five volume series released between 1992 and 1996 follows the friendship between Ritsuro, a straight laced high school student and Ken, a high school drop out who leads a life of sex and drugs. Despite Ken’s destructive lifestyle, Ritsuro sticks by him even after it causes friction between him and his girlfriend Moeko. I want to commend this title for actually having a female character that is important to the plot! Moeko is much more than the typical female prop character, she is an important friend to both Ritsuro and Ken, without getting in the way of the relationship between the two male leads. She is a side character that actually adds depth to the story in a meaningful way.

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[Funded] Support Seiyuu Danshi an English BL Visual Novel

Edit: The Kickstarter for this game was successful at meeting its funding goal! Due to the outstanding Backer turn out, the game was able to meet more of the Stretch Goals than anticipated! However, this has caused the game to be delayed slightly from the original release date…The game now has a tentative release date of December 2017!  

So this one is for all of my BL/Yaoi fans out there…In a world where good BL games are still few and far between comes the debut game from two sisters who just so happen to love BL/yaoi and games!  Seiyuu Danshi is an upcoming English BL visual novel by Meyaoi GamesThe game will be 18+!

In the game you play as an up and coming seiyuu (voice actor) who has just run away from home. With nowhere to go and your job on the line, you vow to become a top notch voice actor and maybe find some love along the way. Currently there are five potential love interests, with possibility of one mystery character in the future.

This game boasts a lot of unique features that set it apart from traditional visual novels currently on the market.

  • Reversible Roles- choose to be either a Top or a Bottom!
  • Foreplay Mode- help your partner get in the MOOD…
  • Lover’s Life- the game doesn’t stop once you get a lover, experience the relationship after the credits role!
  • Job System- actually work as a voice actor; choose jobs and decide how to perform lines.
  • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE….

This game met it’s $5,000 goal within 9 hours of the Kickstarter launch! Right now they are working on reaching the Stretch Goals (all of which sound super awesome)!

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[Not Funded] Support the Localization of Beastmaster and Prince ~Flower and Snow~

Edit: The Kickstarter for this game failed to achieve the necessary funds by the deadline. As of right now there has been no additional news about future plans for localization of this title!

So I know this has been said several times before, but I feel that this type of repitition is good, it shows solidarity within the Otome/Otoge community (and I love it!)

Gloczus, the same folks who helped localize Hakuoki and Amnesia, are back again this time with the title Beastmaster and Prince ~Flower and Snow~Originally released back in 2010, the game has proved immensely popular spawning two sequels…

The story looks good, and since my Japanese language skills are laughable at best, it warms my heart that companies are listening to our otome fangirl pleas, and seriously considering localizing Japanese games for a global market.

More games = more new fans, which in turn increases the demand for these types of games, which then means more games will be localized!

So PLEASE check out the Kickstarter, HEREand lend your support. There are only 18 more days left for them to reach their goal of $150,000 (currently $49,713), every little bit helps! I’m planning on donating at the $25 level…I know it’s not much (I kinda quit my job right before Christmas) but I really do want to help out!

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Every little bit helps!

If you can’t help out monetarily, SHARE this post or the Kickstarter on social media and spread the word!

Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Feb. 14th to Feb. 20th

Here we are once again at the end of another week…I always plan on writing these posts in advanced, but life has a funny way of stopping that from happening. So here I am, again, at the last possible minute scrambling to get this weekly recap finished…

So, we’ve finally graduated from the data analysis portion of my final research assignment.

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Now, we’ve moved on to the writing portion of the project. Sounds easy enough in theory, but unfortunately that is not so much the case. We used a well known dataset to run our analysis, so that means there are hundreds of papers that have already been written using said dataset. So, my task is to cover the same information about the dataset as the other papers have, without accidentally plagiarizing any of it! There are only so many was to say “X sampling method was used in Y country” or “a nationally representative sample of X was selected from Y, using Z…”


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First Thoughts: After School Affairs

I usually don’t do this, but I figured for once, why not get ahead of the curve a little…Yesterday Voltage released a brand new game, After School Affairs! Am I excited about this game? Eh, not really, but that didn’t stop me from downloading it the minute it was available in the App store, like I do every Voltage game, good, bad, or indifferent…So here we go:

Once again Voltage is taking us to school, however this time instead of being one of the students, we get the chance to play as a teacher?! I know right! We’ve finally graduated from high school romances to forbidden teacher romance! Not that I have a problem with their available high school romance stories, it’s just nice to play as an adult some times is all.

Available on Love 365: Google Play | App Store | Amazon App Store


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Mini Review: Remembering A Knight’s Devotion

So with all the hype surrounding the newer Voltage Inc games, the older games aren’t getting as much attention. By older I mean those hidden gems that don’t appear on the Voltage Visual Romance Apps Facebook page, nor do they have fancy gifs on their Tumblr. No these unsung heroes are the forgotten foundation of the Voltage empire, and for many the start a long-term love affair with 2D pixel men…So I just wanted to throw a small spotlight on an older game by writing about my first ever otome A Knights Devotion. Yes, scoff if you want to, Voltage was my first introduction to the otome genre three years ago, and I haven’t look back since! I still remember playing it under the register at my barista job…*sigh* memories.

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The Guy I Like is a Mobster: Kissed by the Baddest Bidder-Soryu Oh Review

So this started off as a rant about the Voltage Inc visual novel Kissed by the Baddest Bidder (KBTBB), but the more I began writing, the more it became a tribute to  Soryu Oh.

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Don’t get me wrong, I still have some fundamental issues with some key aspects of KBTBB, but I’ll save it for another day. But, then this post kinda sat in my drafts for weeks while I played other games, because KBTBB and I had a bit of a falling out of sorts, I just need to see other people for awhile. It happens like that sometimes. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon this birthday post on the Voltage Visual Romance Facebook Page:

To be honest, I had forgotten how HOT Soryu is with his hair down…*cough* So in honor of his birthday on Feb. 17, I decided to go back and replay Soryu’s Season 1, and remember just what drew me to the cool mobster in the first place…

*Disclaimer: I don’t own these images, they belong to Voltage…and this goes without saying, but there will be minor SPOILERS under the cut…*


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PokeNews: A New Legendary Pokemon!?

So while browsing my Facebook trending topics, I stumbled upon this blip on NintendoNews, about a brand new legendary Pokemon, Magearna. I dunno how I feel about this one…don’t we have enough legendary Pokemon already?

So apparently the Pokemon was created by humans over 500 years ago and will make it’s debut in a brand new Pokemon movie set to be released later this year. It kind of reminds me of a music box… I’m not overly thrilled by this announcement, but I will withhold serious judgement until more information is available about the Pokemon.

What do you think about the new Pokemon? Do you think GameFreak will even distribute the Pokemon outside of Japan? Are you guys excited about Pokemon20? What about Pokemon Go? Feel free to comment and share, and as always THANK YOU for reading!

Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Feb.7th to Feb.13th 2016

So this has been a busy week what with school work and Katsucon, but I managed to get through it alright.

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I just finished part 2 of a really big data coding project…I would have been done on Thursday, but I accidentally wrote down the wrong rows of numbers for two tables…so I had to go back and re-run all three datasets twice (once for boys and once for girls). But now that it’s finally over with I can finally relax and enjoy my games and recent manga conquests!


 

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3 Day Quote Challenge-Day 3

So I made it to the end! Three whole days of consecutive posts…and I think it almost killed me, lol. First let me thank Nozomi again for being a dear and nominating me for this challenge! Thank You!

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Rules

  • Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from other sources or one of your own).
  • Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.

 

Quote 3: Being Yourself

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Ah this is my all time favorite quotes. Be you, you’re the only you there is, and life is too short to waste time trying to be someone else!

Rambling About…Conventions: Katsucon 2016- Day 1

So this weekend is Katsucon! What is Katsucon, you ask? Well Katsucon is an annual fan run anime convention held in National Harbor, MD….and it’s super fun! This is the third year I’ve been to it and I am super excited!

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The line for badges was super fast this year, thank God! Last year I was in line for over 2 hours!

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The badge made everything worth it in the end!

3 Day Quote Challenge-Day 2

Okay, day 2, so far so good. I want to take a moment to thank Nozomi for the nomination, she’s super awesome, and oddly enough this has been fun! As always there are rules…

Rules

  • Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from other sources or one of your own).
  • Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.

 

Quote #2: Knowledge

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This quote is one of my favorites! Sometimes people like to pretend that they know everything, but true wisdom comes from acknowledging your shortcomings.  I know there are loads of things that I don’t know about. So when someone says something that know nothing about, I make an effort to look it up so that the next time the topic comes up I have something to offer.

I know I’m keeping these rather short, but I tend to be very brief with my explanations…well unless I’m talking about games…

3 Day Quote Challenge-Day 1

So I know I am super duper late with this, but school has been kind of hectic lately! I’m actually skipping out on some work right now *shrugs* This is my first ever challenge, I’ve never done one of these before so fingers crossed that this goes well! I wanna thank the super special awesome Nozomi for the nomination, she’s only been on WordPress for a month and she’s already making a splash! She is positively awesome! We fangirls have to stick together!

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So I’ve Kinda Been Nominated for a Creative Blogger Award

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Shhhh, don’t tell my professor, but I’m procrastinating on part two of my coding project to write this post (mind you I was already procrastinating by participating in Wonder Trade Wednesday too, but that’s besides the point). First I want to thank Kurosama for nominating me for this award *cue cheesy acceptance speech* She has a really lovely blog, I especially enjoy the Dumpling Adventures posts, they are super fun to read! Definitely check them out!


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The Robotic Butler Who Stole My Heart: Butler Until Midnight-Tomoki Matsuba

*This has literally been sitting in my drafts for a month…lol*

So while taking a break from Astoria, I managed to find time for Votage’s newest game Butler Until Midnight…I must have died and gone to otoge fangirl heaven! Voltage didn’t have to try hard to sell me their newest game, Butler Until Midnight, I was down from the first video on their YouTube channel! I mean, butlers! Frickin, BUTLERS!!!! *cough* Ahem, *cough* I was excited for this game. Of course, there was one character that caught my eye, Tomoki Matsuba.

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Unlike Yuma and some of the other guys, he seemed like the ideal butler type. He was everything I could have hoped for and more. In the beginning, Tomoki, is a harsh perfectionist with an impeccably accurate internal clock (homeboy can calculate the time down to the second). But, before I knew it this butler really wormed his way into my heart…


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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jan. 31st to Feb. 6th 2016

So I kinda wanna make this a regular thing, I know this wasn’t in the Plans and Schemes post, but in my defense I did say I’d add things without warning, so cut me some slack…please?

Schoolwork is kind of at an all time high, so I really haven’t had the time to write any of the reviews that I have in my drafts. I’ll get to them, but my data coding project took a whole hell of a lot more time than I anticipated. I spent three hours trying to figure out how to recode an entire country’s GSHS dataset in Excel (believe me it’s harder than I’m making it sound). In the end I figured it out and recoding the other datasets were a breeze.

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Which is why I kind of lost track of time and the reason this post is coming out on a Sunday instead of Saturday like I would have hoped… But that’s neither here nor there, I just wanna give a recap of the weeks events and posts….and some of the posts from some of the blogs I follow that I really liked.


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PokeNews:Happy Birthday MewTwo

I know I’m really late with this, but I got caught up with a really tricky data recoding assignment…

So I know that February is Mew Distribution Month, but I want to take a moment to celebrate another special Pokemon event! As many Pokemon fans know, today, Feb. 6th is the birthday of the Legendary Pokemon MewTwo.

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If any of you guys have ever been to the Pokemon Mansion on Cinnabar Island, then you may be familiar with a series of cryptic journals spread out throughout the building. The journals tell of the events surrounding the capture of Mew, the experimentation on Mew, and the subsequent birth and escape of MewTwo.

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Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: 2016 Blog Plans and Schemes

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So I always have trouble writing outlines, now this a problem I’ve had since elementary school. Usually I just free write, without any prior planning, in a lot of ways that’s kind of how this blog is, I just write. So I decided to change things up a bit. First I want to explain a little about the types of posts I currently have on the blog.

Housekeeping…In the Here and Now

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Reviews-There are three types of reviews that I write, for now all reviews will be located under the “Games” section on the top menu…

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PokeNews: Mew Distribution

This event is expired, but feel free to read this post anyway! Also check the bottom of the post for information about future Pokemon 20 Legendary Distribution Events! Check back on the first of each month for information about the newest Pokemon 2016 Legendary Distribution Event Pokemon!

So for all of you guys out there that still play Pokemon, today, February 1st is a special day. Today marks the first day of the 11 month Pokemon 20th Anniversary’s Legendary Pokemon Releases. So If you missed the other Legendary Events in the past, 2016 is your year! To kick things off February is Mew Month!

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Mew- Pokemon #151

The Event only legendary, First Genners remember Mew for it’s complicated glitch cheat and for being the cause of MewTwo’s identity crisis in the first Pokemon movie. This cute pink Psychic type is one of my favorite legendary Pokemon, it’s such a versatile Pokemon with the ability to learn just about every Pokemon move (minus some Pokemon exclusives). I had a Mew in Gen 1, but because of the lack of forward trading beyond Gen 2, the poor dear was left behind in Pokemon Yellow. So finally after all these years I can finally obtain Mew!

The Mew Event will be a Serial Code Distribution and will take place between February 1st to 24th 2016 at participating U.S. Gamestop locations (I’m not sure about other countries). In order to use the distribution code, players must have a 3DS or New 3DS, and Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire.

If you want more info about the other Pokemon Events for 2016, check…..

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