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by Mahorfeus
Fri May 06, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 251981

Re: Yamaku Book Club (Presenting: Nurse & Meiko)

The main sticking point for me with Twice was that it suggested that Nurse and Meiko had some prior history. To be honest, it was a plot point I did not particularly care for, though I can't quite put a finger on the exact reason for that. And then there is the ever-present plot point that they cann...
by Mahorfeus
Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 251981

Re: Yamaku Book Club (Presenting: Emi Ibarazaki)

A Wedding With Lilly I have to concur with the sentiment that this could pass for a Developments epilogue. I got the impression that it was a bait-and-switch piece (that title though), but it was still really nice. For as small as it is, it tells an awful lot, I think. Emi's Winter Break The whole ...
by Mahorfeus
Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 251981

Re: Yamaku Book Club (Presenting: Emi Ibarazaki)

The script format of Empty Hallways threw me off, but then it is more of a prototype than a fanfic. I did like it, though it would not fit into the VN as we know it. Emi was simply too guarded and resistant to being helped in the final product. Hisao's actions here would have more than likely trigge...
by Mahorfeus
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 251981

Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Showing—Developments!)

Oh phew, Developments is still the point of order. My fingers started typing for some reason, so here are some thoughts on a few of the blank-slate/OC/deuterocanon characters. Not necessarily a point of discussion, but this is as good a place to spill my rambles as any! Yoshi was an oddball case for...
by Mahorfeus
Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 251981

Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Showing—Developments!)

Just an odd thing that sticks out in the final chapter... The circumstances of Hisao's birth/conception still vex me. In particular, the way he tells the story to Emi. He states that his grandfather was deliberately vague about the details. What convinced his parents to try again after all of that g...
by Mahorfeus
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 251981

Re: Yamaku Book Club (Now Showing—Developments!)

Ah, Developments . I recall saying that it wound up being more than twice as long as I anticipated it would, and boy, I wasn't kidding. It started out with a deceptively simple premise, but as its title implied, quickly developed into something far... longer? More complicated? Convoluted? Ah, better...
by Mahorfeus
Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 251981

Re: Yamaku Book Club (Meeting Resumes—[Jigoro/Hideaki])

Aha, sorry brythain. :oops: I just thought I should get that out of the way since I am plainly biased against them. I'll tackle Jigoro first, then. Of Jigoro and Hisao: My feelings on this one have softened some over the years. Here, Jigoro is somehow both more offensive and more complex than he is ...
by Mahorfeus
Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 251981

Re: Yamaku Book Club (Meeting Resumes—[Jigoro/Hideaki])

I'd go so far as to say that Jigoro and Hideaki are two of the main reasons I disliked the Shizune route. I absolutely agree with everything Oddball said about Hideaki. He's just sort of... there. His relationship with Shizune is never really explored or anything. The closest thing is probably his d...
by Mahorfeus
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 251981

Re: Yamaku Book Club (Meeting Resumes — Misha!)

Aha, that's what I get for not reading the VN in almost a year. I should get around to that. But in either case, I do stand by it being a genuine change, even if it's a forced one on her part. It's not a case of dual identity, so there isn't this secret club of people that are allowed to call her by...
by Mahorfeus
Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 251981

Re: Yamaku Book Club (Meeting Resumes — Misha!)

I've always thought that the (rather popular) concept of "Misha" being a mask has always been a construct of the fan community. So few people seem to just take it at face value as being a nickname. Indeed, it is most often treated as some kind of alter ego. Poor, brown-haired, drilless, heartbroken ...
by Mahorfeus
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Developments (Post-Lilly NE) [Complete, 2015-08-11]
Replies: 1549
Views: 295872

Re: Developments (Post-Lilly NE) - Epilogue up 8/11 - COMPLE

First, a very belated congratulations! Second: No, thank you , dewelar. :D I didn't know exactly what I was getting myself into when I first started reading this story. It happened at an awkward time when after reading the VN again and giving its characters more thought, Lilly just sort of fell from...
by Mahorfeus
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 251981

Re: Yamaku Book Club (Meeting Update: Aug/Sep—Hanako)

Robnonymous' other Hanako fic, Bad Dreams. Short with possibly diabeetus-level sweetness. I suppose one can raise questions about Hanako's portrayal in the story, though I think that is one of many things that just falls under personal interpretation.
by Mahorfeus
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 251981

Re: Yamaku Book Club (Meeting Update: Aug/Sep—Hanako)

My feelings on the story haven't changed much. The only difference I would say now would be that Guest Poster maybe did jump the shark a little. I do find the original preferable for that reason, but by no means do I think the True Edition is terrible. I think the biggest takeaway from the story ha...
by Mahorfeus
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Developments (Post-Lilly NE) [Complete, 2015-08-11]
Replies: 1549
Views: 295872

Re: Developments (Post-Lilly Neutral End) - Ch.60 posted 8/3

Well done, as usual! :P Kneejerk reaction: Hisao's mom is a bitch. Stepping back a little. Her attitude is very... Japanese? I'm with Hoitash. The depiction is realistic, but if I had to be perfectly honest, it's not the kind of conflict that I wanted this late in the story.The interesting circumsta...
by Mahorfeus
Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20191202 The Pusher)
Replies: 1812
Views: 251981

Re: Yamaku Book Club (Iwanako Rising)

To be honest, that piece struck me as an odd choice - it is more about Yoshi than Hisao. Outside of the context of the work as a whole, it really doesn't seem to say much about the latter. Asides from the ending maybe, which does point out how contemplative he is. As for this hypothetical canon Hisa...