Discussion in 'Visualizing Novels' started by forgetmenot, Jan 22, 2013.
But it is like a (pair of) elephant(s) in the room. ;D
There is a high chance I may have tilted my head and admired this uh..sprite for a while >_>
We don't sound suspicious at all there...
We mention how he said "for now" and he does mention there's always a chance, which makes both Lucia and our Mom rather nervous.
Lucia, that's not quite how this works...
Oh it looks like we get to answer the questions for the interragation we're screwed aren't we? I went ahead and found there were three decision points altogether.
The second one is about about whether or not Anastasia had once taken our phone (since it's known she was looking for hers).
And then he finally asks about how we feel about Anastasia.
HOW WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS.
We will use numbers~
1 - She treats me fairly well
2 - Yes
1 - I don't have it.
2 - Yes, but I got it back from the teacher
1 - It's obvious.
2 - She's evil!
For example, because I hate lying in general I would answer: 2 2 1
TWO, TWO AND ONE.
Because I'm annoying, have written numbers. But lying is bad, and if he knows we're lying, we might be suspected and arrested! D: So TRUTH AND HONESTY YAY.
Triple twos for the win :P
NOTHING MATTERS ANYMORE NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING NOTHINGNOTHING
(translation: 2 2 1~)
NOT THAT IT MATTERS BECAUSE WE'RE ALL GOING TO HELL
HELL HELL HELL HELL HELL HEL
It strikes me as funny that you can answer "She treats me fairly well, but she's evil regardless!" so write me down for 1, 2, 2.
2, 2, and 1!
...because, c'mon, horror game. Let's get horrified by the horrible supernatural things! Let's not go and get arrested by a police officer after blatantly lying to him. That's much less horrific.
I can just see it now... we fail at this part, cute policeman arrests us and GAME OVER NO MORE MASOCHISTIC HORROR ENJOYMENT YOU FAIL.
And that would just be so sad ;n;
Donmai your posts make me want to cry sometimes haha
uh...1, 1, 2.
Since Democracy only failed by a third I'm just going to count my vote in and we end up at 2 2 1~ I'M OFF TO PLAY MORE YAY
EDIT: OH MY GOD NO NO THAT CHARACTER LOOKS JUST LIKE *dies a little bit and huddles*
Translated: The game just made me freak out way more than it intended to so I must take a moment.
So decisions are made and first we answer the question about whether or not Anastasia was rather mean to us, which we said yes.
Mom chimes in to say that Anastasia had locked us in a bathroom, in which Detective Niel tells her to pretty much stfu (though a bit more politely)
And that would be when?
I think we know what you're getting at there, Detective :/
Here went decision number two, in which we went with: Yes she did, but we got it back from the teacher (or something about those lines)
Do you now?
I'm so glad I wasn't actively in your head at that time <3
This was where decision number three was! We went with: It's obvious however it was a really close call there~
That sounds so much wronger than anyone meant it to >_>
Did the bad man touch you too? ;_;? I mean >_> I'll be quiet now...
Lucia is honestly starting to get annoyed with the detective right about here.
Just a bit... @n@ And aren't these things you don't tell civilians? You're totally just pissed you're getting nothing off of us and trying to freak us out now.
Maybe she doesn't have any @n@
Fudge. Now he's gonna go back to suspecting us D< Lucia recalls how she heard it happened in the Girl's Bathroom so just assumed, attempting to save her ass.
We survived the interrogation! Woo! He does pause for a split second, though, before continuing.
This freaks Lucia out a bit.
He's talking to Mom this time. He tells her to watch over Lucia, which makes Lucia ellipse.
Phone number GET! Now we can call him up for weekend dates, and-...oh wait, not an otome dating sim... right >_>
Understatement of the century.
AHHHH I knew we'd gone too long without a full screen narration of scary ;_;
Ignatius is giving me serious Fatbird vibes and I don like it ;_;
So much reference to backstory we don't know ;_;
NO DON'T WISH THINGS ??? WILL HEAR YOU.
Ignatius why you so creepy? Smiling like that makes me feel like you summoned Jun with special mind powers or something @n@
Polite!Ignatius returns... I still don't trust him...
Does anyone else have trouble reading the red names or is it just me? They're just so blurry they melt into the background...
"I forgot to bring my shopping bag, so I decided to return and pick it while Arthur waits near the apartment."
"I think I just saw a flash of white through the trees."
"Without thinking, I follow it."
We're we going to work on being a little bit more careful? Isn't that the last thing you said, Lucia? You're doing a bang up job of it, I must say :/
"I follow the figure all the way until I see a lake."
I suspect things are about to get weird.
And I like how we're just in the corner of this CG staring.
And now we start eavesdropping like a pro, and proceed to be very confused.
Girl "Hmm, okay."
Girl "Hey, hey."
Girl "This place is really pretty don't you think?"
Lucia, I think we failed to eavesdrop on the plot important part of the conversation. I bet you one minute ago they were talking all about the whole reason this is all happening.
Wait, what? Now there's a Princess as well as a demon/ghost/???, a mad scientist, ghosts and well... you'll see in a few updates @n@
"She dances a little on the riverbed, silver hair and dress swirling."
Girl "I can dance!"
Girl "Why do I have a reason not to be happy?"
Girl "I'm alright, you know."
Boy "I knew you'd be happy, Princess."
Girl "Yes, I am."
Girl "I'm free."
I want to trust that this is a good and innocent thing... but I don't know if I can... because why would we be seeing this scene if it was? I don't know, this game makes me want to trust nothing >:
Girl "... That's enough."
Girl "Thank you."
...Um... too late for that, Lucia... It wouldn't surprise me if they knew that you had been there the entire time.
I do, actually, and they're pretty hard in .png format as well (though not nearly as bad on the screenshot with the CG), when Jun's name showed up in red I was like AH NO I WAS TELLING THE DIFFERENCE MOSTLY BY COLORS. So I did their conversation in my brain by "short red name" and "long red name". But anyway, this was just a long winded way of saying, I'm sorry they are hard to read ;_;
I can't read them in the screenshots, in-game...well, in-game I had trouble reading all the wall-of-text because I'm lazy.
Maybe you can put a label over the names with Paint or something like that? It's not like we are really looking at the CG, anyway.
I look at them ;_;
The most important part in my opinion is whether or not you guys realize who is talking. As of right now, as of right now, I don't think anyone's had too much trouble(blurriness aside), but if anyone does I can edit the post to clarify the screenshot (like short red = Jun, long red = Ignatius, gray = Yuri), so just say something~ If I see one that is REALLY hard to tell apart I'll photoshop up the names for you guys.
I think it's fine, but I already played the game.
I'm sorry, I often find them the most horrifying thing of the game
I think, as long as we don't get two red-text people with the same name length, we'll be fine. Jun and Ignatius can be told apart as "long red" and "short red", but if we get Jun talking to ??? we're pretty much screwed.
So if it gets to the point where we really can't tell them apart, please add some kinda identifier to one of 'em.
It's a deal 8D *shakes hand* Also I don't want to Jun to meet '???' ;_;....
BUT YES, LET US CONTINUE (as I have worked, napped, eaten, worked out now, so I'm allowed to play around with the LP XD)
Who could it be~~~~?
We are of course glad that it isn't really school restarting (I assume at least).
I feel like this is something that happens a lot from Lucia's face.
...I think she's just trying to placate us >_>
Angry father's are often scary ): Also angry mothers.. and possibly angry older siblings.
B..but Jun.. you just showed us in a CG a moment ago that you can kick ass. Why do we need a boy when we have you? <3
Jun of course suggests that Lucia call Lee. Lucia is of course (being as polite as she is) worried that she's been bothering Lee too much (...), so she asks why doesn't Jun do the calling.
Ehhhhhh? ...he does?
Lucia, herself, starts having a relapse into thinking she's an otome protagonist again, but snaps herself out of it.
Jun pushes at us more to call him.
And for some reason this makes us relent (I keep getting the image that Lee is more likely to get beaten up than to know what to do when we get attacked, but of course the game won't let me voice my opinion >: )
Yo, Lee, so I hear you have a crush on us?
Actually we just ask him if he could be a bro and help us out.
No, you just hate us don't you? ;_; *dramatic pose*
Lucia doesn't care that Lee apparently hates us now and is too busy being confused by his use of the English language.
An ill relative! I sense a random important plot line! My shoujo senses are tingling and saying that she and Lee are engaged D<!
Lucia senses none of my off-base guesses, however and is just polite about it all.
..but.. but... We'll have Jun! She can kick butt!
Anyway! So we hang up and it's back to square one, as the game insists a male presence on our school excursion. So who do we call next?
No, Lucia, stay away from the mad scientist D<
It rings.. and rings... and rings...
Oh wait, I wonder if it's that invention thing of Ignatius that they're at? Hmmm...
The phone goes off.
I wonder if it would have been possible to get it if we had made different choices so far or not.
Yay for Lucia saying "SCREW BOYS WE CAN DO IT OURSELVES" (sorta).
Jun is best influence ever.
Well too bad, we are peer pressuring you into it D<
Uhhhhhhhh.... >_> Hi Mom.
Lucia, for such a polite, well behaved child, you really do have a knack for lying.
Bah, same thing.
>_> Sure thing, Mom.
So we can escape our guilt.
Jun! (I screenshot failed again >_>)
We attempt to have girl bonding time over it, so Lucia asks who may have sent it.
Jun doesn't give a crap, cause presents are presents, yo.
Tildas are contagious~
I also wonder if this is a good sign, or a bad one?
Woah.. he lives there? Dude, I'd be a bit nervous to live there after the whole Anastasia incident.
Old Man Paul has no sprite and this saddened me for some reason.
How rude of them ): Poor Old Man Paul.
Which will hopefully not be Lucia.
Moaning Myrtle's toilet?
And off we go~
Not, surprising the school makes us nervous so we're more than likely running ahead freaking out, as Jun nonchalantly walks behind.
And if that was foreboding and scary enough, guys.
Guys I think Kizami's game jumped ;_; Go back to Corpse Party, please DX
Wh-what? Who is that? Smexy, not-dead delinquent?
Also maybe important to note since this game is called Doppelgänger. They say that if you see your doppelgänger, you'll die after 3 days.
And here's a Vocaloid song called Warning of Impostors that's also about it. (And to keep within that series, I'm suspecting that Arthur will become A-ya when he grows up)
While Shuuen no Shiori is still relevant I'd like to point out that this song explains a bit of Warning of Impostors and has a different sort of relevance to the game.
I love you for not playing with spoilers because...because /dies
Who is who? Kizami? Cause Kizami is only pain.. pain and terrifying sociopathic sister complexes ;_;
I'm actually huge into ghost mythology, so I did know and I assume that's what Rico keeps talking about, but on the other hand I keep wondering if the title's just there to throw me off and it's not going to be a Lucia clone, but then I look at the title screen with Lucia clone and go well obviously here is the culprit, but then there is a mad scientist and a strange princess and an interesting ??? conversation I haven't posted yet and and and and-
Let's just say that this game has been good at keeping me on my toes.
I love you too! <3 But not for dying, please don't die D: Who will love me and my LP once you die??? DDDX
But I find horror games or mystery games tend to be more entertaining when the LPer has no idea what they're doing and especially if they make lots of speculation that ends up being wildly off base and sometimes spot on, and I do aim to entertain~
I was actually posting that for the people that don't know. (>.<)
...Wouldn't this song also be relevant? Since it ties all the four songs together... (and it all seems to be a dream or something? I'm confused about that part... Let's hope the manga explains things)
Wow, I hadn't noticed how relevant that one was. I posted the chair game because of the theme of violent wishes and wanting to be someone else, but these two series really share a lot of common themes.
(I have such a love-hate relationship with the new trend of mangas based off of series of songs. On one hand I feel that it really enhances the experience, but it makes it really unbearable to have to wait a month for the next update, especially with so few chapters out.)
Apprentice of S ...If this game starts hinting at "One Man Hide and Seek" and "Merry's Phone", I'm gonna start calling the characters by the same name as the characters from Shuuen no Shiori.
(You're right about the waiting being unbearable. But it's actually always unbearable. If it's one month it just makes it harder. It's even MORE unbearable when you KNOW that the mangaka is going to crush everything you know next month. I'm looking at you, MochiJun-sensei! *ahem* But we're talking about something else here. I read the manga, because I don't understand Japanese and would otherwise read the novel when it comes out.)
Wait a sec...
I KNOW why Lee can see Clifford! Lee has an "eye ability" and is secretly a member of Mekakushi Dan! That's why he can see him! :D
No you're not, I don't believe you at all ;_;
I told you already ;____; In all honesty after I stopped freaking out and thought about this... I distrust this creepy introduction and like to think that maybe he's a good guy of some type... maybe... >_>
You're terrible at answering questions.
Guys, I seriously can't stop seeing Kizami when I see his face DX
Old Man Paul can't save us STOP SOUNDING LIKE YOU'RE PLANNING TO KILL US DX DX DX
We seem to be oblivious to the danger to our lives right now...
What is that-What, no go away creeper ;n;
Oh thank god, he's leaving us alive.
All right then.
Lucia shares our disbelief.
Anyway, let's leave now please @n@ No more encounters with possible murderers who may actually be detectives.
Jun, this is an example of an understatement.
A wild Lee appears!
A wild Cousin of Lee appears! She's so cute <3
Well, we're not dead 8D
WE'RE NOT DEAD, KIND OF IS NOT AN OPTION.
Operation change the subject is a success this time!
Shuang, why you so adorable ;_; <3<3<3<3<3<3
Always vigilant! D<
And thus Jun ruins Operation change the subject....
And looked like Kizami from Corpse Party
Well the jig is up, so might as well just say the whole thing and make Lee get all WORRYWORRYWORRY on us... and so TO THE PARK!
Well he certainly seemed suspicious enough...
But, Jun everything's important @____@
See, Shuang agrees.
He was just like: Oh! An emptied out High School, let's just wander right in~
I want to agree with you Shuang, but somehow you're probably very much wrong ):
Lee doesn't buy it either.
Your confidence, dear, is overwhelming.
I have no idea what you're talking about there, Shuang, serial killers are always awesome >_>
Chances of Lucia following her own advice: 10%
I'm sorry, Lee, but you remind me so much of a Chihuahua.. you keep going around saying that you will protect people and you're big and strong, but you're so adorable and nerdy and easily pushed around... >_> <3
Aww~ A blushing Chihuahua~
Shuang joins in on the teasing of Lee~
Embarrassed!Lucia is also adorable.
Jun is a little bit evil.
*giggles* And the teasing continues on.
Wait, wait! Let me guess... it's... uh... actually the only person I would expect is Clifford since he's always showing up in the park.
Huh... maybe I have to revise my previous assumptions...
He really doesn't look like a happy big red dog right now. It actually gives me more of a foreboding feeling than the Kizami-look-a-like.
.....*a bit worried*
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