“Hi, Monika here! Welcome to the Literature Club! It’s always been a dream of mine to make something special out of the things I love. Now that you’re a club member, you can help me make that dream come true in this cute game!“
There are a few people who manage to be close without being exploitive or intrusive and allow silence as much as words to take its space, they understand the direction of another person’s flow and never try to force it to fit their own, never meaninglessly disrupting it because they are in a state of active awareness and they feel and see the fine line between being affectionately instrumental to someone without being invasive. And those are just all too real in and to their personal vibe and it shines.
if you wanna play doki doki literature club PLEASE DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE TRIGGER WARNINGS
i was severely annoyed by the third screen telling me to exercise caution if i had depression or anxiety (i have both) because even with those warnings beforehand i did not heed them as anything more than acknowledgements that depression and anxiety would be discussed. i didn’t make the connection that content warnings ≠ trigger warnings and i need to let you guys know to PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE
i played the first route tonight without spoilers – alone, at night. by the end, i was severely disorientated to the point of dizziness even while sitting and physically tense by the end because the material was legitimately upsetting.
if you still want to play this game, please do so with someone to talk to on hand and the expectation of triggering material. THE DEVELOPER DID NOT PUT UP THREE TRIGGER WARNINGS FOR NOTHING, PLEASE DON’T BE AS FOOLISH AS I WAS AND BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR MENTAL HEALTH.