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by ProfAllister
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Ask!
Replies: 4966
Views: 974811

Re: Ask!

No. Hisao is not Emi's first boyfriend. I think they mention that in the script? I think what they're trying to ask is did Emi's first boyfriend taker her virginity or did Hisao? Yes, I was talking about her virginity Well, let's first set aside that you're more or less asking the second question e...
by ProfAllister
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay
Replies: 33
Views: 1243

Re: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay

I don't get it. It took you a year and 60,000 words, and you just summarized the game and said it was sentimental. Harsh, but not unjustified. It's certainly a fair point that the initial thesis of "uplifting" got kinda lost in the middle, and there's no real conclusion to tie it all together as to...
by ProfAllister
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: FluffandCrunch Story Archive
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: FluffandCrunch Story Archive

Seconding the welcome back. Even if you haven't posted here, many of us have been aware of your presence. That being said, especially if you intend on posting much of your backlog shortly, I'd recommend you read the sticky on post size and break things up. Silentcook would probably prefer you not b...
by ProfAllister
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: FluffandCrunch Story Archive
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: FluffandCrunch Story Archive

Seconding the welcome back. Even if you haven't posted here, many of us have been aware of your presence. That being said, especially if you intend on posting much of your backlog shortly, I'd recommend you read the sticky on post size and break things up. Silentcook would probably prefer you not br...
by ProfAllister
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay
Replies: 33
Views: 1243

Re: Post-PhD, I spent a year writing this 60,000 word KS Essay

Well, a monumental effort, and quite thorough, though I found it a bit off-putting that you occasionally referred to it as a video. It should come as no surprise that I and others have several points of disagreement, but, at the same time, why have it any other way? I could go into detail about spec...
by ProfAllister
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Secret Santa 2020 - Story collection
Replies: 36
Views: 2249

Re: Secret Santa 2020 - Story collection

In the hopes of not taking forever to leave my comments like I did last year, let's comment on the current crop now, and move forward on more as they come. Christmas at Rock Bottom Reading your annual Secret Santa pieces really makes me wish they weren't the only fics you've written here in ages... ...
by ProfAllister
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Secret Santa 2020 - Story collection
Replies: 36
Views: 2249

Re: Secret Santa 2020 - Story collection

Well, it's right around Christmas, especially depending on your time zone, so here y'all go: Dear Hisao [/b] A small box, long-forgotten. Inside, a small collection of miniature cassettes - outdated even when they were new, but inexpensive and available.The memories all came flooding back. Tape 1, S...
by ProfAllister
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Secret Santa 2019 - Story collection
Replies: 54
Views: 10031

Re: Secret Santa 2019 - Story collection

brythain wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:39 am
My little 2019 SX story for Downix is now up here. Enjoy!
If Kenji were everything he believed himself to be, he would be not entirely dissimilar to your Jigoro.
by ProfAllister
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20210125 A Runner's Afternoon)
Replies: 1898
Views: 350552

Re: Yamaku Book Club (20201116 LOL Quartet)

This feels like a 4-part lecture in how to do "lolrandom" right. "lawl", written by the inimitable A22, has a general silliness, but remains consistent in thematic imagery and more closely resembles an overly tortured metaphor. "That's Totally Cheating" is a slight step down, going for a somewhat gr...
by ProfAllister
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: A Chiasmus Through the Night – A Late, Late, S9 for Craftyatom.
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: A Chiasmus Through the Night – A Late, Late, S9 for Craftyatom.

As always, your prose is lovely. But what bothered me was more structural. Specifically, we don't get much of anything about present-day Hisao, or the nature of his relationship with his chosen girl. Nothing about how they got together, the trials they faced, anything. All we get is allusions to His...
by ProfAllister
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Secret Santa 2019 - Story collection
Replies: 54
Views: 10031

Re: Secret Santa 2019 - Story collection

7:00? I know that holiday fantasies are a common element, but the idea that the kids would let him sleep in that late is pretty far-fetched.
by ProfAllister
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Seasonal Solstice Secret Santa Short Story Sharing Session Series: Subsequent Selebration
Replies: 0
Views: 827

Seasonal Solstice Secret Santa Short Story Sharing Session Series: Subsequent Selebration

(AKA: Even Santa Secretly Enjoys Katawa Shoujo Part 2: The Revenge, ESSEKS2, SX-2, S11) DO NOT REPLY TO THIS THREAD - this thread is for notice purposes only. Due to the nature of this idea, it falls dangerously close to requesting, which, as we all know, is strictly forbidden. If you have a reasona...
by ProfAllister
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Adding an activation
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: Adding an activation

Slow in getting to this. Best I can tell, it looks like the "Misha route" is the same as the one posted to a certain mod database. It splices my Act 1 fork (the first entry/chapter in the route) onto DrSciencePhd's Misha route. When it first went up/I first heard of it, it didn't credit me. Accordin...
by ProfAllister
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Public Discussion
Topic: Question About Hanako's Route
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Question About Hanako's Route

Another interesting point to note: You are seeing Lilly off at the gates of Yamaku. Yet Hanako is wearing her casual outfit. Up to that point, the only other time you saw her in her casual outfit was the trip to the Jazz club. A small detail, to be sure, but it pretty strongly implies that she had n...
by ProfAllister
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Yamaku Book Club (20210125 A Runner's Afternoon)
Replies: 1898
Views: 350552

Re: Yamaku Book Club (20200824 Zade Wither)

In all honesty, for as many issues as the main character has, this generally manages to avoid *most* of the pitfalls. I mean, set aside the edgy name, the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" rationale for going to Yamaku, and the cool idea for his eye socket (I'm gonna bet it was a trained pet worm). 1. He do...