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Anime Stats
Days: 43.2
Mean Score: 8.06
  • Total Entries226
  • Rewatched1
  • Episodes2,530
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai?: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai?: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
Sep 21, 4:13 PM
Watching 3/12 · Scored 9
Fate/Grand Order: First Order
Fate/Grand Order: First Order
Sep 20, 9:41 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 7
Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia - Initium Iter
Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia - Initium Iter
Sep 20, 9:40 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 7
Manga Stats
Days: 5.7
Mean Score: 9.50
  • Total Entries12
  • Reread0
  • Chapters1,029
  • Volumes30
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Tower of God
Tower of God
Jun 25, 6:40 AM
Reading 171/? · Scored 9
Boku no Hero Academia
Boku no Hero Academia
Jan 28, 1:57 AM
Reading 163/? · Scored -
Hunter x Hunter
Hunter x Hunter
Nov 16, 2019 6:22 AM
Reading 340/? · Scored -

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vuxk Jun 19, 3:34 AM
Hi, I saw you defend your points on your thread about ignorance. I was gonna discourage you but alas, I was banned at the time :(
Just let them stuck in a rut, flipping burgers for eternity. You were wasting your time trying to convince them.
terminador_2397 Apr 28, 7:07 PM
Yo long time no chat, I was reading the comments in the rent/landlord strike thread and as usual wasn't surprised to see it turn into yet another controversial battle zone.
Blarey Mar 27, 4:15 AM
Key visual novels are how I got into the medium actually, started with Little Busters after watching the anime years before and found the VN to be so much better. The anime is still really good, one of the best VN adaptations I would say, especially Refrain, though it was rushed a lot near the end. Reading Refrain in its truest form hit so much harder and to this day is still one of my favorite final routes. I think one of my main issues with Key novels is the long common routes though. I can agree with you to an extent that a slower paced plot in the beginning is fine because it allows the reader to grow attached to the characters, get familiar with the setting and stuff like that, but if the "slow start" is like 10-15 hours long and not very engaging, it can be a hassle once you get far enough in. Stuff like S;G or Trails were still pretty interesting even in the beginning, but Key common routes tend to be the same thing over and over(school life SoL/comedy without much progression), but still not as much of a chore as Grisaia because there is at least some deviation from the norm and various new characters appearing throughout.

Now while I don't think Grisaia's common route was terrible, the main reason I found it boring was because pretty much everything takes place in the school, with the same characters and goes on longer than any other route in the game. It did have its moments though, the comedy was usually funny and it was nice learning the characters, but I just can't ignore it as a major flaw of the VN as a whole.

For Rewrite, I'm reading the fan translation which has been out since 2013 I think. There's an official release coming at the end of the year, but I didn't feel like waiting lol. I can definitely say I'm enjoying it so far, it's more action-focused compared to the usual nakige I'm used to reading from Key. Currently on the fifth route(Akane) and there's two more after this: "Moon" and "Terra", which are supposed to be pretty good so will have to wait and see. Amazing soundtrack and it's interesting to note that Ryukishi07 did the scenario writing for one of the routes.

If you plan on reading/watching Clannad, it's hard to say if you should start with the anime or VN. The VN will probably be more immersive and overall a better experience, but it's really long. The anime is a great option too because of it's great animation, soundtrack and it does cover everything from one of the routes, but it doesn’t go into enough detail on the other ones which is a downside I think. Since you already bought it though, I would say just go with the VN lol. I actually haven't finished it yet, read a couple of the side routes and I would say it has the most tolerable common route from the Key novels I've read, the mystery aspect is present from the initial part and thought-provoking at times.

I actually bought Utawarerumono last month on PS4 when there was a big sale on all Japanese games. Definitely need to get around to it soon. Hopefully can finish Rewrite, Baldr Sky and Chaos;Child within the next few weeks.
Blarey Mar 24, 2:54 AM
Sounds good, might be a while before I start it though since I'm currently reading Rewrite(which is supposedly the longest Key visual novel) as well as a couple other short moeges.

I did like Grisaia, but found some of the side routes to be a bit inconsistent quality-wise, specifically Michiru and Yumiko's routes. Amane's route was in a league of it's own though and mostly why I gave it such a high rating. A decent charage, but I imagine the long common route turns a lot of people off to it, even I almost dropped it and I usually don't mind SoL/Comedy focused novels in moderation.

I felt like the first one was a complete enough experience, but let me know if Labyrinth/Eden end up being worth it. I heard they do add some more development for Yuuji despite adding in a bunch of unnecessary H-scenes(not that I mind H-scenes, but I always found Grisaia's in particular to be pretty bad).
Blarey Mar 22, 1:21 AM
It's worse only when it comes to the sexual content, can check the tags on erogedownload to give you a better idea if you ever read it. Overall, I would say MLA affected me more though since once you reach chomp, the brutal scenes and psychological horror elements only get worse as you go on, while in Subahibi's case, it takes place only during the middle portion and stops after a certain point.

As far as plot details go, I don't know anything about either of them. Heard some conflicting opinions on r/visualnovels about which one to start with, some say the mystery aspect of C;C is better without reading C;H first and others that reading C;H first allows you to have a better understanding of its concepts/references. Production level of C;H looks pretty low from what I've seen, I think I would prefer to just start with C;C since that seems to work for some people and it's a 50+ hour long VN on it's own anyway.

Can recommend Grisaia, but that long common route can be an issue for some.

EDIT: Checked your steam and saw you already read it, guess you liked it then. I never got around to reading the rest of the series, but good luck anyway.
Blarey Mar 19, 10:15 PM
Yeah, breaks are perfectly fine especially when considering the intimidating length. Hard to pick favorites when it comes to Umineko's characters, but Maria is certainly up there I would say.



Oh ok, didn't know you had issues with the sexual content of MLA, probably wouldn't recommend SubaHibi then since there is much more of that there and even worse than that Sumika scene(uncensored version was even worse lol), though I do think those type of scenes, when used correctly, work well in showing the gravity of the situation and help in further understanding the mental breakdown of those characters. It's worth mentioning that there is so much more to SubaHibi than the shock factor scenes though. Specifically, the way it deals with topics like depression, bullying, suicide, etc. and the themes it wishes to convey are explored with an incredible amount of depth, though at times, without any regards to the well-being of the reader. The disturbing content is still only a small part of it though, as it's a very thought-provoking work at its core, but understandable why some may have issues with it or choose to avoid it entirely. However, despite everything there is still plenty of beauty to be found there as well, I could probably reread it multiple times and be able to take something different from it every time.

Since you like Umineko so far, Fata Morgana does deal with some similar themes and share a similar tone while also being much, much shorter, so I think you would really like that one actually. Easily one of the most complete visual novels imo when it comes to the pacing and writing quality.

Appreciate the info on Chaos;Child, will think about trying it after finishing the visual novels I'm currently reading. Certainly piques my curiosity if there's scenes on the same level as chomp lol. Takeshi Abo is one of my favorite composers for visual novels too so glad you mentioned the sound design. Do you recommend starting with Chaos;Head first?
Blarey Mar 18, 9:57 PM
EP4 was definitely great as well, but I did think the Ange-Maria backstory dragged the pacing a bit during the first half, second half certainly makes up for it though. I'm pretty sure the end of EP4 is where Dreamenddischarger first plays too, easily one of my favorite tracks from the entire questions arcs.

And yeah, MLA is epic. One of the most intense and immersive experiences I've ever had with a VN. The ending does get some mixed reception among fans, and I can't deny I had some issues with it as well, but thinking back on it now it's hard to imagine it ending any other way. Can definitely recommend some others like Fata Morgana or SubaHibi, which I would put on the same level or even better than MLA.

How is Chaos;Child btw? Been planning on reading it for a while now since I've always been a fan of S;G. I planned on waiting for Noah to be translated, but doesn't seem like it's happening anytime soon.
Blarey Mar 18, 2:50 AM
Nice, EP5 is easily one of the best parts of the VN because of its great pacing and amazing ending, second only to EP8 imo. The length can certainly be an issue to some, took me about 3-4 months of consistent reading to finish it all lol, quite the rewarding experience after making it to the end though. Good luck, glad you're enjoying it so far.
Blarey Mar 18, 12:31 AM
Nice pfp
Mythologically Mar 17, 9:32 PM
Philosophy is a joke and does not matter.
Mythologically Mar 17, 8:19 PM
Being ignorant and uneducated might be the easy way out, but if you feel like changing your mind, have a read:
https://slate.com/business/1997/03/in-praise-of-cheap-labor.html
I probably can't change your mind, but maybe a Nobel economist can.
Deserada Mar 15, 8:52 AM
The way I went was the opposite. I chose a basic engineering degree to get me in the field (Electrical Engineering) and then specialized from there. I learned software on my own. Typically I use Python and C derivatives, but I'm learning VHDL.

Either way could work, I guess it just depends on the company. You will be more marketable for higher paying jobs in my general area with engineering, especially for design work. In my opinion the most important part of a degree is to make you marketable if you switch companies. Whatever fills the broadest spectrum of interest (from the perspective of the employer) for the field you prefer is the best. That's why I didn't take something specialized in school.

Everyone I know of that does IT (beyond tech support) does infrastructure maintenance-type jobs. For large companies it'll be routine, I don't think there won't be room for developing your own solutions or really thinking too hard. My recommendation is also to stay away from any purely tech support-related job, as you probably know. Those people are worked like slaves. Sysadmin work may be fine. I have an aunt that does it and she seems to be happy.

There is a lot of opportunity in the US. Definitely keep up learning in your hobbies, it will put you well above your peers from a technical standpoint.
Deserada Mar 14, 8:28 PM
Saw your post in the COVID-19 thread, but my reply would have been off topic. I don't know what the companies in Australia prefer as far as majors, but it sounds like you have a lot of drive. You should consider Computer Science or Computer Engineering, something that could land you an engineering job. You'd make a lot more and likely find it more fulfilling.
terminador_2397 Mar 2, 4:47 PM
Lol

The demo is out on PS4 now
terminador_2397 Mar 1, 5:51 PM
Wow over here in the states they are $60.00, that $89.00 would be a deluxe edition lol

I'll probably wait til the price drops but I'm definitely getting Fina Fantasy 7 remake