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  1. Sharin No Kuni Chapter 3 (Touka's Arc) Impressions

    by , 01-15-2015 at 01:44 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    I still have no clue what that sentence is supposed to mean.

    So, Touka's arc. For the most part it had a similar feel as Sachi's arc, although I think it was somewhat longer.

    Oone Touka is the daughter of Oone Kyouko and has been imposed with the obligation of fulfilling all of her parent's orders. For the most part this is stuff like "do one hour of exercise in the morning" or "study for three hours". ...
  2. Sharin no Kuni Chapter 2 (Sachi's Arc) Impressions

    by , 01-14-2015 at 07:27 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    Having just gotten done reading Chapter 2 of Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo, I'll give my thoughts on it. It focuses on Sachi, the "energetic type" as Kenichi likes to put it, and it seems the next chapters will subsequently feature the other girls as written above.

    Sorry I barely have any screenshots for this chapter.

    Now Sharin no Kuni is one long plot instead of a branching story so there will ...
  3. Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo: First Impressions

    by , 01-13-2015 at 06:58 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    So I've started reading this visual novel. Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo - one of the more popular visual novels made by the same company that made G-senjou no Maou.

    I already regret starting it now when I have tons of exams and deadlines coming up because this visual novel is hard to put down. I like it a lot so far. The writing is glorious and some of the characters are just really lovable.

    The story starts ...
  4. Narcissu Review

    by , 01-12-2015 at 11:04 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Narcissu is a visual novel developed by stage-nana, published in English by insani and Sekai Project.
    It's a visual novel that I bring up for four main reasons.
    • It's on Steam
    • It's free
    • It's very short
    • It's very good


    Narcissu is a story about two terminally ill young adults living in a hospice. One being a twenty-year-old man who only just got admitted, and the other being a slightly ...
  5. Katawa Shoujo Review

    by , 01-12-2015 at 05:12 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Katawa Shoujo (lit. "Disability Girl") is a visual novel developed by Four Leaf Studios. The novel gathered a bit of attention as its developer team consists of volunteers from the 4chan community which formed Four Leaf Studios with the sole purpose of creating and freely distributing this visual novel.

    Katawa Shoujo is one of a vast minority of visual novels that was not made in Japan.


  6. Me and a guy Talk about FF For an hour and a half.

    So far this is the third 'Podcast' if you want to call it that I've done.

    Basically the point was to discuss whether or not FF X was a good game (And I must say, most convincing argument I've heard for it yet ), though we never discussed Symore at all.

    Really though we end up talking about all the numbered FF's, and it was quite a bit of fun!
  7. Katawa Shoujo: Lilly Satou's Route Thoughts

    by , 01-10-2015 at 08:55 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    And thus ends the last route. Was it a good note to end the visual novel on? Hell yes.

    Lilly Satou is a half-Scottish half-Japanese student who is enrolled at Yamaku high school because she is blind. She is good friends with Hanako and on not-so-good terms with Shizune, who is also her cousin. She has an older sister called Akira who works as a lawyer and occasionally visits Lilly and Hanako.

    Lilly's route is ...
  8. The Buddha on Anger

    An angry person is ugly & sleeps poorly. Gaining a profit, he turns it into a loss, having done damage with word & deed. A person overwhelmed with anger destroys his wealth.

    Maddened with anger, he destroys his status. Relatives, friends, & colleagues avoid him. Anger brings loss. Anger inflames the mind. He doesn't realize that his danger is born from within. An angry person doesn't know his own benefit. An angry person doesn't see the Dhamma.

  9. Star Trek New Years Resolution

    I'm attempting to watch every Star Trek episode ever, including the movies and the animated series. That is 546 hrs. I have watched the first 5 episodes of the original series and omg they are so sexist. The way they talk about women and treat women in the series is horrible. I made the comment on twitter that if an Ardat-Yakshi like Morinth was to encounter the federation, all of it, the entire federation is this way it seems, ...
  10. What is wrong with me.

    Why do I get things that are presented in fragments? You know when you don't have all the information, or you understand portions; is it because of who I am?

    Honestly like before it didn't bother me, until near the end of my undergrad. I found it extremely difficult that other people would see things and attach meaning to it. That one meaning now applies to everyone with that behavior/trait.

    Now it doesn't bother me it just makes me question why. Then I realize the answer. ...