Discussion in 'Dating/Otome - Broken OKCupid' started by Tome-Chan, Nov 3, 2012.
thankies :D it looked supa awesome so i wanted to check it out xP
Satsuki's epilogue and a side-story for Ryoichi now available.
Sorry for the long break! Things got crazy and I had to choose which LPs to update during my sparse free time.
It was kind of like choosing which child to love more. :(
I believe the chosen answer was B?
Nosy: "...We'll have less time to meet than we've had, huh?"
Mirai: "When I'm with you, I want to play around."
Mirai: "But when I see you at work, it always makes me impatient."
I think Mirai is feeling neglected. Nosy you should play with him more! ;)
Bby, you can do whatever you want.
I guess Nosy doesn't agree though, because she stammers out that she would prefer him not to. While blushing, of course.
Mirai: "Besides, we can make or own time. It'll be totally fine."
Nosy: "...Yeah. Thanks."
Nosy: "...Come to think of it."
Nosy rummages around in her purse for a moment before pulling out the note Mirai had given her earlier.
Nosy: "This picture you drew. Is it a pig?"
Mirai: "It's not a pig."
Nosy: "Then it must be a cow."
I like to picture Nosy chocking back laughter as she says this. Or delivering the line with an absolutely straight face.
Nosy: "Not at all. I think it's just very unique."
It's times like this that I remember that he's actually supposed to be a shota. He's such a badass that I forget quickly though.
Nosy: "I'm not."
Is that a promise?
Suddenly, the hall grows darker and the stage lights up.
Mirai is best shota. Along with Junpei.
... They should team up.
... What Junpei?
This Junpei ain't no shota.
He is also the only Junpei I know.
No, not him. Junpei Niina from TMGS3.
Although this team up would also be awesome and hilarious.
✧･ﾟ:*✧･ﾟ:* Let the event begin!✧･ﾟ:*✧･ﾟ:*
Staff: "It's time to give one of our attendees a gift..."
Staff: "This new accessory!"
The spriteless staff reveals a beautiful set of flower earrings that could be worn even on normal occasions. The earrings glimmer in the light, causing the crowd to ooh and ahh.
Staff: "Please have a look at the cards you received at the reception area."
Somehow I feel like this has happened once before...
Yeah, this definitely happened a 13 chapters ago.
Nosy: "...I'm pretty sure this happened before."
Never change, Mirai.
Nosy: (Somehow, I think it's a safe bet that if I get a card from Mirai, it'll be a winner.)
Even Nosy knows what's up. She looks down at her card as the man on stage calls out the winning number.
Staff: "Guest #6!"
Guess who has #6.
No really, just guess.
Nosy: (I really won??)
Nosy: "I don't think this is luck! Did you do something again, Mirai?"
Mirai: "I didn't do a thing."
Oh Mirai, you cheeky bastard ♪ I love you!
Mirai and Nosy go out for dinner after the party, and enjoy a live performance while they dine.
That is such a pretty venue!
Nosy: "Maybe a little. I'm not used to such classy places."
Mirai: "I guess not. Places like that give people stiff necks, huh...?"
Mirai gently touches the earrings that Nosy won.
Nosy: "You must have done something, Mirai."
Mirai: "Who could say?"
Mirai gazes warmly at Nosy, his attention never wavering.
Mirai reaches out and softly brushes her cheek....
And then the game time-skips to the end of the date
Haha. Never change, Voltage. Actually I lied. Please stop time-skipping. Please.
Voltage why are you so cruel to us?
Looks like Voltage like to troll their customers.
"Lovey-dovey part? Naw, skip it!"
Finally there's an awesome shota option in an English game I can (supposedly) afford and they troll me.
Why, Voltage? Why?
Voltage lives to torment us. That's why.
But Mirai is best shota. I will need no other route from this game, ever.
I honestly don't see Mirai as a shota, maybe I did near the beginning but now he seems so... unshotaish (totallyaword)
Also time-skip. Guess they couldn't fit in a nice moment :I
I don't see him as a shota at all. He's just really playful and it's adorable.
He fills the function of the shota route by being younger than Nosy by a few years (I think she's in her early/mid twenties?), for all intent and purposes.
Realistically, he's around my age, so he's definitely no shota from my standing point.
He is pretty damn awesome regardless, though, yes.
He's really not a shota regardless, since he's on the far end of puberty - as far as I know, the term technically doesn't mean anything regarding an age difference per se so much as it refers to the fetishization of pre- or just-pubescent boys.
Which is frowned upon in these parts, so the forum just uses the term loosely to idicate any male love interest character younger than the protagonist. Even when the age difference is really kind of negligible (see Junpei).
Yeah, I am not into Genuine, Real Deal shota options because that's just...
Speaking as someone who's older than they look, I'm not even comfortable with Legal Jailbait options either. Mirai's legal but also looks and acts his age, if a bit precocious at times.
Shota basically got bastardized in the LP forum.
Yeah. To be honest it kind of bothers me, because even though it's being used in a harmless context here, there's still an inherent skeeviness to the term that I can't help but think of whenever I read it.
We need to all come up with a better term that isn't necessarily the Kohai route.
Oh great so I'm not the only one whose freaked out by the concept of shoutas :D I suck at coming up with names for things though, I'll let you creative people come up with that new term.
Is there a term for a man who likes older women? Or a woman who likes younger men? We could use that.
A cougar is a woman who likes younger men. Not sure about the guy who likes older women thing.
Then we shall be a Couger!
"Younger guy" would probably be sufficient.
Cougar is generally a woman in her late 40s or 50s who dates men in their early 20s, also its a pretty negative term. I always just call a man who is 2+ years younger a shota and a prepubescent guy loli-shota.
If a new term is decided upon, I will be happy to change :)
Ok, I like Tome's idea. Makes more sense.
Does there really need to be an "official" term? Can we not just agree to not use the word that has unpleasant implications of pedophilia?
Yeah, that would probably be best.
Maybe I'll just call them "Mirai"'s from now on (≧∇≦)
I generally use quick terms because it's easier for me to get an idea of the dynamics found within a route. Hence with terms like "Kohai" I get the whole "Ah, right, Senior/Junior in high school dynamic" instantly pictured, so I can go into the route with an idea of what to expect. Simple convenience for me, but I do agree, not using the term shota is for the best because, well. Yyyyyyeah.
I'd just like to apologize for still using the term "shota route" at all, but it's faster than saying "Man, I'm glad there are well-written routes with an Older woman/Younger guy dynamic where both parties are legal and it's not creepy!" (Though in hindsight, still better than saying shota route.)
Well I'm game for this.
I understand. I just feel like saying, for example, "younger guy route" or "younger guy option" conveys enough to get the meaning across without the unfortunate implications. It's not quite as complicated or foreign a concept as the sempai/kohai dynamic, after all.
Or we can call it "the Mirai"! I am okay with that!
This is why I agree with Tome a lot. Tome-chan gets good ideas. You are best Waifu, Tome.
I get what you're saying completely. I try to avoid saying shota, but coming short of another better descriptive word, that's all I can really fall on. Just saying the "younger guy route/option" isn't necessarily telling, because there are a lot of routes where the LI is younger but it's never played as being an aspect of the relationship, unlike here where it's something that's occasionally brought up in Mirai's route to underline how precocious he is (without it being creepy).
However, I think we can all unanimously agree that calling these options "the Mirai route" from now on is for the best and awesome. I know that's what I'm going to from now on!
Oh Husbando....you make my heart go doki doki!
How come I wasn't invited to the wedding?
It sort of happened on the RotTK XI thread.
:O well no wonder. Congrats on the marriage!
I tried to find one with rice but
So many cats, so little space.
Why did I ever stop reading this thread
Oh right, uni.
Miraiiiiii~ I needed something to cheer me up and this definitely did. I want to highfive whoever wrote this route...but I better wait till the end for that. I'm watching you Mirai.
But there's an increasingly lack of adorable blushing. And CGs. WHERE ARE ALL THE CGs
Voltage is holding them hostage.
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