The Visual Novel Fanbase Desperately Needs Gatekeeping


The current bane of my existence???? (Is this clickbaity enough?)


This is something that’s been bothering me for a long time now, to the point where I actually feel like taking this blog out of hibernation if only for one post. I’m going to start with the controversial opinion that while elitists are annoying, a little bit of gatekeeping is necessary for all fanbases. I’ve been a fan of visual novels for roughly a decade now and I’m noticing some troubling trends among the fanbase. Most notably, people who claim to be fans yet have an incredibly shallow understanding of this wonderful medium. Worst of all, because visual novels are looked down upon, no one is calling these people out because visual novel fans are desperate for acceptance of any kind. I, however, think that’s a big mistake.

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My Harem


Not part of my harem, but a great yuri couple and I needed a fitting picture without spoiling my harem.

Today’s post is about a topic that many an otaku contemplate about: their waifus. One of the best parts of anime and visual novels are the many wonderful heroines that come from works of fiction. Of course, a waifu doesn’t need to necessarily come from a Japanese made work of fiction, but it is the Japanese who have mastered the art of creating loveable fictional characters that cause deep infatuations in people. So as a just for fun kind of thing, I decided to construct my own personal harem. Just a minor note to throw out, some shit will be spoiled. Which shit? I dunno, I haven’t started writing out entries at this point, but I imagine some things will be spoiled. So just to be safe, feel free to skip entries of stuff you don’t want spoiled.

…And so, without further ado, I introduce all who come across this post to my harem!

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Rambling About Innocence and Purity


When one ventures into otaku culture long enough, chances are that discussions about how “pure” a particular character is may pop-up. More often than not, these “discussions” are nothing more than judging said character’s “pureness” on completely shallow, arbitrary, and/or subjective standards and they make my head hurt from the stupidity. However, I do think there’s something to be said about how a fair amount of otaku related media does have more of a focus on innocence and purity than most other types of media.

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Subarashiki Hibi Reaction

VNDB entry:

Erogamescape entry:

Subarashiki Hibi ~Furenzoku Sonzai~ (Titled as Wonderful Everyday ~Diskontinuierliches Dasein~ for the English release) has recently been officially released in English. This is a title that I’d been interested in for a good while now. Not only do I enjoy it greatly when VN’s go through more than one PV, but I think anyone would get curious about this game given the insanely high praise it’s gotten (As of writing, Subahibi currently has scores of 90/100 and 8.91/10 on Erogamescape and VNDB). Now, I’m not one to get blinded by hype, but I don’t see anything wrong with at least being curious about a work that is hugely hyped. No need for me to waste any more time, let’s jump in, shall we?

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