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lol a month

Hey everyone~ Remember when I said I was about to post again like... a month ago? XD Well, it's happening now. Life has been restless for a while, but now I'm good to go, I think.

I'm going to be making a few changes 'round here, though! Basically, a lot like the "problem" I had with doing SCARLET GRACE, I'm trying to force myself to do stuff I don't want to do, and unless I'm in perfect health, that's pretty much making everything way too overwhelming and intimidating and I'm just getting nothing done at all.

So, here's what's going to happen.

I'm going to be cancelling the Four Job Fiesta diary. It's... honestly super boring. I love FF5 but it's not that fun to write about, and the 'challenge' ended up being super easy and repetitive and it's just way too difficult to write an entire diary about. Every comment on the story is "just go with it" and every comment on the gameplay is "there were no troubles."

I'm going to be putting Tokimeki Memorial 3 on hiatus again. I keep starting this project and quitting lol. But I'm just super not feeling it right now.

Which means the only 'active' diaries right now are going to be ROCKMAN and Save the Homeland. ROCKMAN is nearing completion, and after that, I'm planning on going back into either UNLIMITED:Saga or SaGa SCARLET GRACE.

I've also joined a group playthrough group (lol) at GameFAQs, and we're starting Lufia II. I kinda want to cover it, but I don't know yet. I'm also considering starting a "mini-diaries" section for much less detailed diaries, but that could always just be blog entries, so maybe not.

Anyway, hooooope to get back into the rhythm soon, but I'm playing MMOs with my brother and my friend now, and Pokemon is coming out today, so... who knows lol.

Comment if you have a preference of unsaga vs sagasca! I kinda feel like playing both equally, so if there's any demand, I'll play that one. SCARLET GRACE will be an Urpina playthrough, and UNLIMITED:Saga will be the final playthrough with Ventus!

#play diaries #lufia ii #final fantasy v #tokimeki memorial 3 #unlimited:saga #saga scarlet grace #rockman

Where have all the updates gone?

HEY FRIENDS.

So, I haven't updated in like... three weeks?! Well, other than the update I just posted today (new unsaga entry~ check it out).

Besides the normal health stuff (which is kind of an all-the-time thing) I was also trying to get my FF5 playthrough done for the end of the Four Job Fiesta. I did! And my victory was verified, yay~

I'll be continuing to update the journals on it. I've also been heavily working on getting ready for the newest play diary that I'll be adding to the site -- I know, I know. I already have three going and I can't even keep up on them properly. But, uh, there are times I become super hyperfixated and it's pointless to try to work on anything else.

Also I had another obsession unrelated to this site, but luckily the initial fixation of that has at least worn off where I can get back to work.

I'm also thinking of trying to get back into streaming again. I'm thinking of making Wednesdays in general a 'chill day,' spending the daytime catching up on stuff I'm watching (which is pretty much Hello!Station, 205Live, and sometimes RAW and Smackdown, and then maybe some Star Trek of course) and then streaming the rest of the day. I did stream the other day, playing ROCKMAN, and a few people came even though it was my first time ever streaming on YouTube, so that was cool (twitch was dead idk)

I kinda like the YT streaming, honestly, so maybe I will move over there...? But I have a lot of friends on Twitch, so IDK.

Anyway, now that the playing of FF5 is completely finished, I'm going to be posting a lot more entries. Judy's scenario is almost done, too. I really need to play TM3 again lol... I stopped playing after the xmas party so there's not any more to write.

#thaaonet #final fantasy v #play diaries #unlimited:saga

DREAM DADDY

Heyyy, so the commenting link issue thing is fixed. Fortunately (?) pretty much no one commented during the weekend so it may have even gone unnoticed by anyone but me :D

Also, Disqus support was very fast and helpful! I was really surprised. Not anything against Disqus, of course, just I feel like these days e-mail-based support takes forever and is usually poor quality. Even though I sent my ticket like... within hours of their closing time for the week, I got immediate responses, and was even able to send and receive replies to get the problem fixed right away. (In the end, it was indeed my fault XD)

So ++ points to Disqus customer service and support.

Weekends aren't a great time to write updates, but I did get a lot of playing done. I'm almost done with Judy's scenario. It's so short! FF5 is getting a little tedious so I've been neglecting it a bit. And I have a ton of TokiMemo3 that needs written.

In other news, I started playing that Dream Daddy game. Literally dozens of people linked me to it, so I think it is very obvious what kind of tastes I have ahhaha.

Actually, while I was playing it, I started to become convinced that I created the game and then lost my memory, because I can't imagine anyone else making a game so specifically relevant to me XD

It's very cute, though, and you can play it for the irony/parody, or you can play it in seriousness, and you'll enjoy it either way. So whether you're just wanting to laugh at the weird jokes and references or if you're really wanting to date hot dads, it is a good game XD

Dream Daddy Hugo Aquarium Date

Importantly, though there's a mustache glasses teacher dad with brown color scheme and I don't really know how you can get any more 'me' than this. And he likes cheese boards and like... Pretty much either I had to have created this game or someone mind probed me and created this game based on me or something XD

Though oddly that's now two brown-schemed mustache teacher dads I've obsessed over in romance games... Though of course, Amanohashi is by far the least popular character in his game (though understandably lol), and Hugo seems to be the least popular in this game... going by achievement statistics, at least, far fewer people have pursued his ending compared to the others (you don't even have to get the good ending, and you can't "miss" dates so the achievement is just for pursuing him whether you fail or not...)

To be honest, though, I'd have to say that Mr Vega is a much better character than Amanohashi. Amanohashi is... interesting, and I do find him adorable, but in the end he's honestly not even that likeable. I mainly love him for his mustache and glasses to be honest, hahaha. But Hugo's got that, plus he has a much more interesting character, and feels like someone you'd actually want to be around. Except for that I hate trivia games, hahaha. But I'd go just for him~~~

Dream Daddy Hugo Aquarium Date BAD GRAMMAR

The only real problem I have is that the grammar is atrocious. There's luckily not really any misspellings, but whoever wrote the script has absolutely no idea how to use punctuation. Lots of missing commas, commas where semicolons should be, apostrophes in the wrong place, apostrophes where there should be none, periods where question marks should be... it's pretty abysmal.

Not that I'm perfect with punctuation all the time, but I think in something like this, grammar is critical. Especially for people like me who interpret everything literally as written, and get very confused when things are mixed up, because I don't read phonetically like some people seem to. So I keep misinterpreting things in the game and having to re-read and that really takes away from the experience.

Oh, and there's also some inconsistencies, like the way they stylize "DadBook" (or is it "Dadbook" ... ??? WHO KNOWS!) in the game. Also, they didn't even capitalize the word 'English' once...

So this game is dying for a proofreader. If I didn't want to enjoy the story myself, I would offer to do it for free lol...

The only other thing I didn't really like was that the voices were embarassingly bad. I think they got like a 12-year-old to do Hugo's voice. The puns were funny (even though it took me like 20 times of hearing it to finally get "Goosebumps") but the voices don't match the characters very well at all. Plus I feel like some of them were recorded with a cheap webcam mic that came with a laptop or something. But it's just Game Grumps and their friends doing the voices or something, and indie game voices are always like this, so it's not really unexpected or anything you can blame the game for. They tried and for how they tried, I think they did good. I just want to hear sexy mustache voice.

My first time through the game, I played a 'role-playing' style, choosing things I would choose IRL. Fortunately for me, there actually were choices that reflected my actual character, because the player character is terribly awkward and socially inept, and you always have choices to eat or sleep instead of doing things you need to do or socializing. So it's pretty much like being able to play as me lol.

I was also super polite and tried not to intrude, so there's a lot of times i didn't press people to say things if they seemed uncomfortable, even though it led to seeing a lot more stuff you'd miss out on if you just let them be quiet. It actually took me four playthroughs to get S rank on the second Mr Vega date hahaha.

Dream Daddy Hugo DadBook Profile

Sadly, the game is fairly short, and there are only three dates with each dad, and only one CG still per dad (a reward for clearing their routes). And at least in Hugo's case, we only got to see two outfits total. And though the game is even titled as being a "dating sim," it's very much a visual novel with a romance, and has almost nothing in common with the actual romance simulation genre. Other than, you know, the romance theme. But that's about as similar as Dr Mario is to an RPG because you "play the role of a doctor."

I'm usually one of the first people to jump on someone else to say "language is changing" but I'm very particular and strict about game genres hahaha.

But yeah, since it's meant to be a parody of romance-themed visual novels, I understand it not having tons of content for people wanting to play it unironically.

Anyway, I know I spent most of my time complaining, because that's how terrible I am, but it's a really fun game, and it has pretty good writing and characters for how simple it is. It was a ton of fun getting to know Hugo and taking care of Amanda. And I'm looking forward to going through the other guys' routes just to see their stories.

It's not like I could really get enough of flirting with hot dads without having to go through the actual experience of real social interaction. Hopefully there will be a lot of fanart of the game~ Uh, hopefully I can motivate myself to contribute to that, too...

EDIT: (Okay, I guess there's a problem with tags that have apostrophes. I'll get to work on fixing it... hopefully I'll finally get some new diary chapters up this week lmao)

#thaaonet #dream daddy #unlimited:saga #tokimeki memorial girl's side #play diaries

Disqus bug oops :D

I fixed a problem with the Disqus comment sections on play diaries that have scenarios. So if you commented on TokiMemo or any of the SaGa games before now, your comment might disappear from that page. It still exists on Disqus somewhere, but it won't link back to the proper page to see what it was you were commenting on.

There was only one comment on a scenario diary so this shouldn't effect too much anyway. I guess it's good no one is really visiting and commenting yet since that would have been horrible to have this bug destroying lots of comments or something lol :,)

But sorry Farel, your comment is going into the Disqus Abyss XD

Also, new Judy chapter up today~ Sorry for no updates yesterday. I was having a Health Day lol. Today kinda was, too, at first, but I also had therapy today and it was very helpful so yay XD But yeah, go check out Judy's scenario in the unsaga play diary :)

(Why is my foot so itchy?!)

EDIT: K, I didn't fix the bug, just made it a different bug that does the same problem in a different way :)

EDIT: KK, I did indeed fix the bug, but Disqus doesn't like it when you fix stuff and so it will only work on new entries that haven't ever been loaded in a browser before... fun... Hopefully it's not too hard to fix...

EDIT: KKKK, I had to like... manually update a bunch of crap for Disqus and upload a list thing. I guess it will take up to 24 hours for the pages to correct themselves, BUT it means the old comment threads won't be gone (as in, that one comment lolll)

#thaaonet #play diaries #unlimited:saga

Moving Forward~

Hello friends~ Today's update is just a blog entry lol. Since the official launch, I think I've been updating every day though?! I kind of have some stuff to do today so I don't know if I'll update with a new play diary.

I've played a lot, though, so I just need to write some entries. I'm thinking about what I want to do as I near the end of the diaries I'm working on now. TokiMemo3 will not take long at all, and FF5 isn't terribly long either. We still have a while to go for unsaga, but when the other two are finished, I'll be working on that alone.

I was considering a few different things -- I do want to start a Mega Man diary since I don't have one yet, but I also want to get back to working on Rogue Nightmare (my current game project). I could do that alongside unsaga, but I don't want to have too many diaries going at the same time, because I might not be able to keep up with all of it and then I'd get discouraged and bad things would happen lmao.

Despite the fact that many people claimed to be excited about this site, no one is reading or commenting really :,) I realize people have better and more important things to do though. I really shouldn't be bitter like that lol...

But I was just so excited to get comments and stuff XD But I'm sure eventually people will come and look :) These things take a while, judging by the experience I've had on art sites and YouTube and stuff. But with this I pretty much have to self-promo to get people to even know it exists, because I'm not just a profile searchable on an existing site...

I'm terrible at that lol...

But yeah I think I just got my hopes up too much about the launch of the site. I really knew it was going to be dead for quite a while, but... XD

But I think if readership for the Play Diaries doesn't pick up by the time I finish TokiMemo3 and FF5, I might start working on RN right away. And if it seems people are actively engaging and reading, maybe I'll continue to play out more TokiMemo3 scenarios or go for Urpina in SGSG, and start up some Mega Man, too. I've been really craving to start Mega Man lately haha. Well, for a while now. But if I go the RN route, I'll start MM once I finish unsaga.

Oh and I want to get back to RSG3 eventually, too. I originally put it on hiatus because they announced an enhanced port coming soon, with plans to eventually make a localized version, but it's probably going to be years before we ever see that, so I will probably continue playing on the SFC. Maybe once I finish the other things, I should get back to that before starting anything new. I miss Mikhail's fuzzy-faced harem XD

#thaaonet #play diaries #tokimeki memorial 3 #unlimited:saga #romancing saga 3 #mega man #saga scarlet grace #rogue nightmare