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  • I saw the executions and most notable scenes, but read the scripts first. (Since that's what was leaked first.) To be honest, the fake spoilers going around made for a much more entertaining story than the real thing. But the meta twist makes for good fanfic ideas.
    Karamazov
    Karamazov
    The fake spoilers were so fun. But yeah, the gameplay seems like a main draw. But honestly, I'd rather get 2, since it has good gameplay on top of having my favorite DR characters.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    I like the V3 cast the best. Namely Shuichi, Kaede, Kaito, Maki and especially Kokichi.

    Monomi was the best part of 2 for me.
    Karamazov
    Karamazov
    Oh, I actually also like those guys. And the robot, and Tenko. (But mostly because of her awkward faces.)
    I followed the Something Awful Let's Plays, then moved on to other Let's Pays and summaries. I'm all caught up on spoilers for DRV3, and I've seen all the anime. Did you like the anime, btw?

    I'm not too big on the Telltale TWD series, but looking up S;G 0, I'm really loving the aesthetics. If I can't get this game, I'll at least try and follow playthroughs or something. It looks really good.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    I got spoiled (by me, lol) on the first chapter and ending for both 2 and V3. I still had four chapters to look forward to, so did you watch each playthrough fully?

    I didn't finish watching the adaptation of the first game. As is usually the case for visual novel adaptations, the plot is heavily condensed.

    I didn't like 3 at all. To be honest, the Ultimate Despair lore is the weakest part of the games and 3 was all about it. I'd been hoping to see the D2 kids actually act as Ultimate Despairs, but that never happened. The brainwash plot device was disappointing, too, because it meant that the D2 kids were squeaky clean.

    I really like V3's meta twist. I kind of want to see what Shuichi and Maki are going to do next. Maybe there will be a light novel about that.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    There is also Chaos;Child which is going to be released next Tuesday. It's part of the same world as Steins;Gate. The moe girls are annoying to look at, but the positive reviews have lured me into the web of delusions (the central theme of the game).
    Yeah, I'd definitely like to get DR. I follow the games, but never played them. Zero Escape sounds like a blast, though.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    How do you follow the games? YouTube? Just wondering how much you know about them.

    There is also Steins;Gate if you haven't watched the anime, and there is a related game called Steins;Gate 0. I'm probably just telling you about stuff you know...

    Also the first season of Telltale's The Walking Dead.
    Actually dang, that's the best deal I've seen on the system. Thanks!
    Silktree
    Silktree
    Glad to have helped.

    Now, the games I'd recommend are the Danganronpa and Zero Escape series. The latter is available between the DS and 3DS, but unless you've already played them, it makes much more sense to get the Vita versions for the better graphics, and more importantly, the bundle of the first two games (Nonary Games) which adds voice acting and fixes a big design flaw of the first game (999).

    Danganronpa takes itself less seriously, but I get the feeling that it would appeal to you more. Both series are dark, but Danganronpa has a lot of comedy alongside the hope vs. despair theme. I prefer Zero Escape due to its twists resonating with me far more, and some really emotional moments.
    Regarding on your fanfic, although I appreciate your notification, but I guess such kind of traditional game-verse journey fic is just not my cup of tea. Although the beginning so far is not bad, but I would suggest to have a bit more originality especially expand the worldbuilding beyond just what the game had already provided.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    But I am exploring Johto and its lore via Kris' perspective, and I'd argue that I do that in an original way if you read Chapter 2.

    Ernest's storyline is completely original, so I don't understand your point. The entire idea of two perspectives is tying two different eras together.

    Finally, most fans on BMGf and other forums have at least played GS or HGSS. Crystal has some differences, but not to the point that anyone should be confused.
    CrystaI
    CrystaI
    Ernest side is fine, I'm just not very fond of Kris side as it had a vibe of replicating the game's story. But I'll pass it over for now because it is still the beginning. Let's see what you can do for the first major plot line.

    And last bit. What you said at last is contradicting what you said in the fic thread:
    "Not to mention that Crystal is an old game and I don't expect every reader to be familiar with its more obscure aspects"
    That's why I suggest write your fic in a way that can be understandable even for the ones that haven't played Crystal, or even for the ones that haven't played any Pokemon games for years.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    It isn't contradictory because I wad referring to the opening, which depicts an event that never happened in the game itself. And the prologue explains my interpretation.

    Kris' side follows Ethan's story, so the only events borrowed from the game... are the legendary encounters with a twist. Other than that, Kris has a very different goal than what we see in any game.

    Anyway, it's okay if the fanfic simply isn't your cup of tea just because.
    Unown is cute. What’s your favorite letter?
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    Silktree
    Silktree
    Favorite letter... Probably A because it looks like a radio tower, which is fitting given the use of radio waves.

    But I tend to think of the forms collectively.
    You do notice I changed my username, do you? But it is in fact "CrystaI" (The last letter is the capitalized "i", not "l"). So if you trying to mention me in the post, I won't receive notice if you typed "l" instead of the capitalized "i".
    CrystaI
    CrystaI
    I wanted to change my username to "Crystal" (the one with "l"), but unfortunately that had already used by some ghost user 7 years ago which never logged in since the day of registration. So I had no choice but to use a different choice. I know it is a bit confusing, but please bare with it.
    BTW, I'll translate that Shudo's blog when I have time. Sorry I'll be busy with RL during the Easter holiday. Also, Happy Easter!
    The past can influence the present in many ways. 9 children back then, 9 years ago, 9 adults/teenagers now.
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    Silktree
    Silktree
    The biggest funny moment is the elevator joke. I assume you've seen it? Also, Seven and Lotus' antics are brilliant with voices. I don't see why anything would be funnier without voices.

    The biggest difference gameplay-wise is the lack of a second screen, so the game's perspective shifts depending on the player's preference. It still works quite well for the Sudoku climax, except that puzzle is different now for some reason.

    To be honest, I watched the true ending on YouTube because for some reason I couldn't get the right flag to proceed in the Safe ending (rather than the Knife ending). Really frustrating.
    Max1996
    Max1996
    I have. The other funny moment I referred to is the Funyarinpa. And yes, the biggest difference is the different puzzle in the True Ending.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    Never really got the Funyarinpa hype.

    I've just checked for you, and it turns out that ZTD was on sale just two weeks ago. Would you have bought it for $24?
    Hey Silky! Long time no see eh?
    Silktree
    Silktree
    Not impossible, but a bit convoluted for the average fan to follow. Then again, most USUM players have played SM, while the majority of SM players won't play USUM if past third versions are any indication. So yeah, it would be pretty justified to discard USUM.

    Chapter 3 is up. I'm sending my laptop to be repaired, so it may take time until I can publish the next chapter
    Desdar300
    Desdar300
    I'll definitely get to it! Also yeah, so your Kanto sequels could still be strong possibility
    Silktree
    Silktree
    I hope that Giovanni has changed his ways in the SM universe.
    We're never going to let Z go, are we? I think Game Freak has finally managed to push the fandom's OCD into nuclear meltdown.

    On a different note - I'll have a response to our other conversation up later today. I've gotten half of my comment written and saved, and I should be able to finish it up tonight. Again, sorry for the delays.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    I think that only a few fans still care about Kalos' "untapped potential". Some of them are just vocal on BMGf. In fact, outside of two members that aren't around much, I only see Kalos being mentioned by people whose thought process boils down to "hey, why not add a second region to Stars and do something with Zygarde?".
    Silktree
    Silktree
    Oh, wow. They're actually still talking about it semi-seriously.
    Your new avatar makes me want the third movie again.
    FANG-TAN
    FANG-TAN
    Glad you enjoyed it this time around. To be honest, the original version is so good that I don't even think any of the dubs managed to turn it into a terrible movie (leaving aside me detesting censorship and editing of any sort, since all of the dubs are spawned off the 4Kids one).

    The ambiguous nature of the Unown in this movie was pretty interesting to me. Here I'm suspecting they latched onto Mii because of her emotions and childlike imagination, easily compatible with their ability to warp and create reality. I'm actually trying to expand on the Unown's role in this movie and connecting them with Arceus in the manga I'm working on right now.
    Silktree
    Silktree
    I hope that you aren't going to turn them into Arceus' underlings or something.
    FANG-TAN
    FANG-TAN
    I'm not, it's more like symbiosis on a cosmic scale. Their portrayal in the movie doesn't really set up for a good role as underlings, anyway. Way too wild and unpredictable.
    Hey Silk, you just quoted a post of mine that I had already deleted, in order to avoid controversy, so could you please remove the quote or delete the comment? Sorry...
    Not too familiar with Hawaii'an myth, but there seems to be themes of sacrifice to their gods similar to the Mayan. Some speculate that Lunaala is based on one such god (mayan) named Camazotz. I'll have to research further and Polynesian culture in general, or wait until I (hopefully) vacation to Hawaii later this year.
    Yo Silk. Been a while since I've gotten the chance to be active here, any place by chance where I can read up on any recent theories of yours? : D

    Pretty cool that GameFreak seems to be going with an Alchemy theme for some of the lore of this gen, we actually speculated on that very thing when Kalos was still new.
    El_
    El_
    Well, not trying to sound biased or anything, but the last two American based regions were pretty story driven... even if Orre may not technically count in that regard, I'm hopeful nonetheless.

    Alola is already premiering on the same console as the previous gen (like Unova did) so perhaps GameFreak will feel the need to make it "stand out" with more depth like they did with regards to BW & Gen4.
    El_
    El_
    Alchemy as a theme does explain the typing(s) rather well though, and has a root in astrology to boot. However, I have seen people bring up Hawaii's own mythologies which are intriguing; your recent post about the island guardians is very interesting.

    Perhaps the "island challenge" is a way to link the usual league challenge with the mythology of the region? Give it a bit more depth than just hoping from point a to b, but it could also be something else.
    El_
    El_
    Does alchemy explain Lunala at all?
    Quite possibly a reasonable explanation for the Ghost typing: https://books.google.co.il/books?id=fkc10_zCBv0C&pg=PA202&lpg=PA202&dq=moon+repository+of+souls&source=bl&ots=kvomiX3bQj&sig=ReNZIQ8-Z5cTxmYlcuh6SxDqbsA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjjs4r_sJHNAhVDvBoKHca4A-QQ6AEIGjAA#v=onepage&q=moon%20repository%20of%20souls&f=false
    Honestly, I will admit this is rather loose, but GameFreak could have simply conflated the theme(s)Info does come from an alchemy text though.
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