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by brythain
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Katawa Shoujo Character's Persona Arcana
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Katawa Shoujo Character's Persona Arcana

Hisao is the Fool — he steps out into the unknown. If he follows the wrong path, he will... fall. I think of Misha as the Moon; there's an element of deception and self-deception, there is ambiguity (e.g. in translation) and ambivalence. Lilly is the Sun; there will be great success and happiness—or...
by brythain
Sun May 31, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Oneshot thread)
Replies: 51
Views: 3414

Re: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Oneshot thread)

That's a great Shizune story. It's a great serious Jigoro story too. Well done!
by brythain
Mon May 04, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Learning To Fly - A Saki pseudo-route (Updated/New Art 5/26)
Replies: 1089
Views: 308168

Re: Learning To Fly - A Saki pseudo-route (New Art 5/4)

Congrats. 300k for a pseudo-katawa pseudo-route—I don't mean that in a denigratory sense. It's been quite a trip for us, readers, thus far. Happy that it continues to prosper!
by brythain
Sun May 03, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Beauty -- a minific after Lilly's neutral end
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Beauty -- a minific after Lilly's neutral end

That was a very pleasant read, although my synaesthesia kicked in early on and I began to smell tin, lead and iron. Which made me overlay your scene mentally with Clint Barton and Natasha Romanov on Vormir. Nevertheless, interesting first entry! Welcome to the forums.
by brythain
Sun May 03, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Just a quick opinion about Shizune's route
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Just a quick opinion about Shizune's route

There's a great earlier thread here which might help you out.

Of course, Megumeru, who is Japanese himself, wrote this.
by brythain
Fri May 01, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Alt Dreams [One-Shots] (#66—'Contrast')
Replies: 312
Views: 89465

Re: Alt Dreams [One-Shots] (#66—'Contrast')

This was an interesting format with the constant suggestion of things that have happened elsewhere, offscreen. It makes you wonder what Saki was like before she passed away. It's also interesting to see that she was quite the alpha personality, if the story is anything to go by, which is different ...
by brythain
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Alt Dreams [One-Shots] (#66—'Contrast')
Replies: 312
Views: 89465

Alt Dreams [One-Shots] (#66—'Contrast')

This piece was done in haste, a kind of concept outline. It is technically compatible with 'After The Dream' , but I make no assertions of canonicity. Disclaimer: The following post was written in response to Stiles Long's writing contest. Each participant was given a list of KS character pairings a...
by brythain
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Feurox's Den of Sadness [04/26/2020]
Replies: 93
Views: 8350

Re: Feurox's Den of Sadness [04/26/2020]

Ah that's some good writing, that is. Good characterisation, obligatory time-blips, has a nice stormy atmosphere of the time just before an end, fin-de-siecle kind of feeling. Or perhaps a new beginning. Melancholia plus a hint of petrichor. It's a winner in my book. Taro, Miki, Hanako and Suzu are ...
by brythain
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: After the Dream—Rin's Arc/Miki's Arc (Complete)
Replies: 115
Views: 36294

Re: After the Dream—Rin's Arc/Miki's Arc (Complete)

Of course, the reason I think this is funny is that AtD is essentially about monuments and their ruinous conclusions. AtD is that expression of permeance in the face of loss, with that acknowledgement that the Ruin is inevitable… It amazes me that you have expressed in this long and thought-provoki...
by brythain
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: After The Dream—MAIN INDEX (Rika update 20190704)
Replies: 158
Views: 85395

Re: After The Dream—MAIN INDEX (Rika update 20190704)

Thank you for writing all of these stories, and even possibly continuing to do so. You've certainly encouraged me to start writing my own KS based fan-fiction as well. Thanks very much for your encouragement and the review above. I too was encouraged to write my fanfic by the sterling work of the p...
by brythain
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: After the Dream—Rin's Arc/Miki's Arc (Complete)
Replies: 115
Views: 36294

Interlude (20200412)

This time, I am almost not ready for it. But when I see the dark hair and the grey slash running like subtle lightning through it, I recognise her at once. Today she's dressed in a cream blouse and simple beige calf-length skirt, trying very hard to look like a modest middle-aged business-lady. And ...
by brythain
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Secret Santa 2019 - Story collection
Replies: 45
Views: 4126

Re: Secret Santa 2019 - Story collection

Oh lovely! So unreal especially in these terrible times, so happy-making. Ah, Mutou/Akira... one of those ideas which needs growing.
by brythain
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Alt Dreams [One-Shots] (#66—'Contrast')
Replies: 312
Views: 89465

Re: Alt Dreams [One-Shots] (#65—'Unsaid')

This is well and truly beautiful. Everything here feels like something Mutou would say, with slight awkwardness and genuine caring hiding behind his every action. Having read almost every piece in the main continuity of AtD, I also know that Mutou also happens to be Shizune's uncle in this universe...
by brythain
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Alt Dreams [One-Shots] (#66—'Contrast')
Replies: 312
Views: 89465

Re: Alt Dreams [One-Shots] (#65—'Unsaid')

I've always enjoyed your rendition of Mutou, you capture the warm but slightly distant, passionate but restrained, facets of his personality beautifully. And here he's being as meddlesome as Nurse! Thank you for the story. You're most welcome! I'm glad you feel that way. I think of Mutou and Nurse ...
by brythain
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Crafty's One-Shots (Apr 26th, 2020: The Slightest Nudge)
Replies: 104
Views: 9606

Re: Crafty's One-Shots (Mar 15th, 2020: In the Know)

I like pieces that appear to be original KS lore, but literary and with a good kick in the feels to boot. I like the way you worked the contact signing into it—I was thinking for a while of the one I wrote which used this, but in a very different way, and yours is possibly better. Good job!