Discussion in 'Visualizing Novels' started by Soli-chan, Jun 14, 2012.
ugh, my orchestra trip was suckish. my group had some really annoying people.
Band people were pretty cool. One of the girls even bought me an Eeyore plush to cheer me up because my day had been so miserable. Patty was pretty awesome. 8D
You know what's pretty cool? Medieval Times. I love that place. *_*
Oh man Medieval Times. I've only been there once and it was the coolest thing ever.
If I ever go to Wisconsin again, I am not leaving without going to Wizard Quest.
I do need to make it to Medieval Times though as well. I can't believe I've still not gone to one. Clearly my priorities need some straightening out.
What is Wizard Quest? :o
Only the best thing ever.
HERE HAVE AN LP: http://www.vice.com/read/i-went-on-a-wizard-quest
I wanted to go to Medieval Times too, but I went to Cirque du Soleil instead, because I didn't have time enough for both...
Next year I might travel to Orlando again, and maybe I go then.
87guibrgiuids THAT SOUNDS AWESOME. ...I will never be in Wisconsin. ;A;
ditto. whenever i think wisconsin from now on it'll be: icarly->wizards->taxidermy and cheese
Wizard's Conquest looks kinda creepy if I went alone xP Interesting, though. Is it only in Wisconsin?
As far as I can tell :(
Too far from where I'm going next year )=
Cinders is also left reeling after the big confession because stuff like that is outside the realms of reality unless you’re being controlled by an outside force but of course Occam’s Razor and so after imparting final words to Sofia she lets the food settle and has some quiet alone time.
I DON’T CARE WHAT ELSE HAPPENS, WE GOING TO VISIT THE SKELLIES TOUTE SUITE.
So we get there and you really get the feeling that her father truly loved her mother. That angel’s forever carved as a somber and anguished guardian to her resting place and ugh. My heart. Is interrupted in the middle of grieving by a fearsome miniboss who declares war for stepping into her domain.
Whoa lady, don’t eat us. We were just about to thank you for being the one to keep up the place. So how would you like your offering? Oh, but then she recognizes Cinders as Carmosa’s stepdaughter and we learn that this Madame Ghede (the pronounciation of it a question the fandom seems to have at the forefront of their minds) is the resident wise woman of the town.
She doesn’t confirm that she isn’t in fact a witch however, which is how we get this dialogue screen. That said, hmmmmmmm~! Could this in fact be the person Shady Character’s spilling the masquerade secret to? Side note but like. She has some beautiful shiny eyes.
Damn, Madame Ghede. You a real piece of work. She’s got Cinders all twisted up and I can’t help but have a grudging admiration for her gristliness. Reminds me of someone on this forum and help, falling in love already. In any case, I’ll definitely dive into the ring of danger to see her before nightfall next morn. We need us some answers.
CLEAR AS ANY SIGN THAT SHIT ABOUT TO GET REAL
Oh. Hmm. Not what I was expecting. So he tries to be evasive but we eventually threaten him into submission. It’s a good look on ‘im. X4 But yeah, says he just had some information Carmosa found interesting then runs away before we can 9th degree him.
Luckily, there are other means to get Cinders up to speed. Gloria rather civilly spills the beans and we learn only the bare bare essences of the Grand Ball plot. Dinner is then made and late night ponderings and rehashing of information is dwelt upon.
“We’re the things that go bump in the night, we’re the ones your mothers warned you of~”
Actually if you bump in the night that probably just means that you’re kinter clumsy. And no lie, I was slouching when I first saw this screen so all I thought I saw was a pile of hair. Cousin It~! Except no, really not. A dreamland visitor. Who wants us to go to the lake and leave a gift.
Alright, I gotta admit it bothers me that I have to be the one to make the changes.
Like if this wasn't a game, would Cinders change her story at all? UGH. GETTING IN TOO DEEP YOU GUYS, THINKING OF THEM AS RL CHARACTERS AND SPAZZING BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO F*** UP. D:
Soli-chan! You've appeared! I haven't seen you in awhile.
Please excusez me while I drool over that ballgown.
But, If you are not the one to make the changes, then there's no game XD
It's not like you're helping Cinders while she's a passive person who does nothing. Just imagine you're her. Then it's like you'll be doing things for yourself, you being Cinders, then Cinders isn't a passive person anymore.
Well forget what I said, 'cause I just got what you said. I'm kinda sleepy right now
YAY SOLI IS UPDATING AGAIN
I’m beginning to think you could set the time to someone shouting in the morning. Maaaaan. So it appears the two are in the SECRET STUDY NO ONE CAN ENTER BECAUSE IT’S CARMOSA LAIR RAWR and said head of house is gone on a two day business trip. Inevitable power struggle ensues, with Cinders walking in and taking no sides because I have siblings and that’s a trap if there ever is one.
Sophia and Cinders eventually take their leave of the puppet princess and asdfghjkl what? What?!! Excuse me as I gaze in goggle eyed surprise as my monocle drops to the floor and rolls away. *coughs* Which is to say that this goes beyond my dreams of reconciliation. Though, I’m glad to see progress so soon. <3
After breakfast I actually think it’s a good idea to let Gloria know. Of course, she has to be fatheaded about it but after picking that middle option she does see the merits of getting the grocery/delivery stuff done so off we go!
To the lake of course, where we leave a little something by the tree and fall fast asleep because peace and tranquility. Thank goodness this isn’t the tale of Sleeping Beauty. But whoops, it looks like Cinders is actually teetering on the cusp of dreaming and wakefulness which apparently is prime time for fairy contacting. Seems they owe us a favor because Cinders has abided in the auld ways just as her parents before her. Hmm. Most interesting. But this is not the time to make the breaking decision to cleave her life in two. And so to the town we go.
Where we learn that Madam Ghede actually had known of Cinder’s mother but briefly, just months before the gel was gav’rn to the world. And that the woman had secrets, was a shrewd businessman and is not unlike how I’ve been playing this Cinders. Which brings to my mind questions such as, HOW DID THIS GIRL DIE? And, HOW DID CARMOSA MEET THE FATHER? So I hit the third option because the other two just aren’t doing it for me. Then we learn that Ghede has been spying on us from the shadows.
AND THE NOOSE, IT TIGHTENS. For me, personally, the tension is spiking higher as I play and this is one of the points where it just stretched taut. Because…what the shitballs am I going for? What is my plan in this? Ideally I want to improve Cinder’s life and also have strong ties with the sisters but…what does that mean for Carmosa then? What will I have to do to find a way to achieve that? I have no clue. 2nd one it is. OTL
Tobias next, tempting as Perrault is. We did promise to see him twice over now, once for that night in the woods when we went half cray cray and twice because of the list Gloria gave. So he sings like a canary, giving insight to the world of the nobles. Which puts my dead bodies in the closet idea to rest. But it is rather logical, being that Carmosa needs to sell off things to keep afloat but doing so is a mark down on appearances so Tobias acts as her agent and Shady Character’s sorta the middleman.
O--o Did she ever express this concern before or is it just that Carmosa's gone that she feels comfortable? Although this seems a simple thing, Gloria actually says there's leftovers from dinner if we're hungry and that we have time alone to do stuff after this. The world is tilting quite fast, I pray we just don't hit the ground with our face.
Just think of your choices as alternate realities. In one reality, Cinders does the usual thing. In another, it all goes batshit, and so on. Also YES UPDATE YESSSS~
Oooh who on this forum does Madame Ghede remind you of?
Yeeaah, been a little sparse from how I'd be usual. Just RL stuff getting precedence though, so yeah.
>__<;; A little out of practice so this un's not quite quality. But yeap, I aten't dead indeed.
Haha, I think I just mainly am having an attack of something like nerves. Because I actually don't want to see the bad ends. I get the feeling they'll be barbed and I'll bleed out all over the place.
>////> Not teeeeellliiiiing~
Even if they don't read these trololol.
I know that feel. For some reason I really really hate getting Bad Ends in games, even ones that should make me laugh. I think I'm allergic to game failure.
Oh c'mon~ You can tell me~ I can keep a se~cr~et~ Or hmmm. Maybe I can guess!
I like getting bad endings when I decide to go for them. But I hate to get bad endings the first time I play something, cause I usually play the first time like... Doing what I think I would do in that situation, to see how would I end... Then, if I get a bad ending, I feel like: "Man, so if it was me in this situation, I would be completely f***ed up like that?" Then I feel depressed
Just opened my heart here
Please don't do that.
It is the strangest thing to come along and see that you’re not as far as you had imagined yourself to be. Or perhaps that’s just me crossing dreams with reality again. In any case hullo old friends! Where did I last bookmark this? Ah yes, Gloria had just met us at the door after dark with a measure of civility.
A trait in which she continues to exhibit the very next day. And lawks, it’s full noon already? That’s around the time I wake up these days annnd this is why the blurring lines are hard to distinguish. But three dings denoting the branching paths later it appears that Gloria is here to thank us. *cue record scratch*
Ah see, this is why I could just love you to bits. With characters like these, I could never want for more. I’ll refrain from giving this the deep lyrical analysis it doesn’t deserve (largely because such words will be looking waaaay deeper into the text then needs be and partly because I’m more prone to gushing incoherently these days) and just say that it’s stunningly perfect that Gloria moves to encourage this “new and mature” Cinders as it dovetails so nicely within the inner mechanisms of keeping this family functioning fluidly to their mother’s exacting standards. Or at least tries to, I mean. Considering that we may now see reason, she attempts to appeal to us that life would be so much harder without Carmosa who is really trying her best at making sure we survive.
We concede the point, but damn if that wasn’t all sorts of patronizing. Words are going to be had and worlds are going to shift! Because yes, inherently they all possess that spark to survive these three sisters but aren’t truly working to their full potential. Carmosa may have suffered (and there’s a backstory I’d love to hear more of) but there is no call on taking that out on her family. Though it might be too late to try to change her, there’s nothing saying they couldn’t change instead. Gloria scoffs at this, indicating that such a thing would require a concerted and mutual effort to which she believes Sophia incapable of.
That’s a direct hit, and Gloria takes it as harsh criticism instead of the simple fact it was stated as. Cinders continues to lay it to her straight, giving a bit of insight as to how Sophia must feel before reminding her that “Hey, honestly? You guys don’t have conversations. ” And then when Gloria asserts that she’s the one doing all the work and trying to guide the others, Cinders just cuts straight across and says that her sense of superiority is unfounded on the basis that Gloria is neither mother nor teacher nor any more knowledgeable.
There’s a bit of squabbling but we’re having none of this. Gloria grudgingly accepts this and Cinders admits that they had gone at it wrong, to attack the eldest and stymie her efforts at keeping the house running. She adds that this then, means Gloria would have to see that she only blindly followed Carmosa’s lead and did not truly contribute from a personal stance. These then, ought to be laid rest in the wake of their new alliance.
Wooo! Logic wins the day!
And then your heart kind of gets kicked unwittingly and dammit i did not need all of these FEELS o(╥﹏╥)o
So she wants to be the Mistress of a Household. Not a bad goal.
Right, apologies. Came back to this because needed to clear my palate from magical diary a bit. Will continue tomorrow, need to get my sleep schedule sorted out. Oh and heh, getting back into things iffily so text/picture wall zut alors.
Thing is, she's kind of lost sight of who she is and what she wants at this point. I didn't screencap all of what I wanted (that would be just about giving you the game to play tbh) but essentially she kind of is of the mentality that sacrificing yourself for the good of keeping everything going is what people do.
I like Gloria once she starts thinking for herself, but I had how damn condescending she is in this conversation. "Oh, look how wonderful you can be now that you've stopped acting so selfishly and can appreciate our common interest. Maybe soon you can be as amazing and selfless as Carmosa and I!" Seriously? Just because you can put on a good puppy-dog act doesn't make you so much better than me. I'm not your servant.
I kinda like Gloria. She's not much of a bad girl, she's only kinda immature, but pretends to be mature.
Ahh... the honest talk with Gloria. I think we re-wrote it three times -- someone always had some problems with it. To this point, I don't know if I like it or not :).
Also, it's awesome to see you got back to this LP. I was afraid it's done for.
The artwork for this game is gorgeous! I hate to admit it but this conversation with Gloria is breaking my heart. I guess her issues just strike a little too close to home for me.
Man, it's a been a long time since I saw the last name Ghede or a derivative in a game. I'm guessing that was just a way to strengthen the whole 'voodoo vibe' that our fairy godmother insert is supposed to have, right? Nice little bone to those who know something about that kind of stuff.
Yup, Ghede's name is a reference to voodoo mythos. Actually, all character names refer to something or someone :). I really like it when other games do it, so I wanted to have it in our VN too. It's always fun to decipher the meanings behind the names.
Haha, I was so shocked when Gloria suddenly went all REAL PERSON rather then character archetype on me. The first time I got this talk, she was too defensive to listen to Cinders at all, so I was really surprised when it worked the second time around. It makes sense, why should she trust you if you were a bitch to her up to that moment? It's so cool how it's not just a matter of picking the right dialogue choices, but how you generally act around her too.
I used to fight alot with my older sister, and one day we had this heart-to-heart over mutual problems, so this really hit home with me, I totally got deja vu. I admit to liking Sophia more, though, because she reminds of myself~ Such a teen~~
I like Sophia because her sarcasm is amusing.
I just bought this game as an early Christmas present for myself based solely on the art in the first post of this thread. I hope you are all happy with yourselfs (I know I am right now :D). The minute I saw Perrault I was all Helloooooooooooooooo.
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