Is it ok to ask you 1-30? (you can take out the ones you don't like)
1. where you first heard/saw the game
BLAME SNICKERDOOTS. She first introduced me to it. She had played it when it first came out and fell in love with Clear. The first CG I saw of the game was naked Clear in an apron holding a knife and I was like WELP GONNA STAY AWAY FROM THAT ONE FOR A WHILE. But then I downloaded the torrent and tried to install it on my computer after I had finished Togainu no Chi, which I loved. But my computer couldn’t handle it. I only got it to work a few months ago xD;
2. first impression
My first impression, as I said, was this:
So naturally, I was like
And didn’t come back to it for well over another 2 months.
3. first character you saw
I JUST SAID-
4. character you thought you were going to like the most
I thought, first and foremost, I was gonna like Noiz the most. He has the most ridiculous outfit and he always looks like he’s really satisfied with himself after telling a dumb fart joke.
5. character you ended up liking the most
Oh my god protect this big gay baby. Im surprised how much Koujaku gets overlooked when people just start getting into DMMD. To me, he’s easily the healthiest boyfriend for aoba. I mean there’s a bit of a dependency issue going on… If aoba got together with any of the other guys, koujaku would probably just kill himself. :/ Also the fact that he looks like a super bad-ass ninja but in reality he’s just this awkward dork who does hair for a living and spends his time crashing at aoba’s house and pretending to be cool. How can you not love him?
6. character you like the least
I DON’T HAVE A LEAST FAVORITE CHARACTER. LET ME SAY THAT OUTRIGHT. But if I had to pick…
There is obviously something mentally wrong with Trip. If you think about it, he does everything he can to emulate Virus, a truly evil person who revels in how horrible he can be. Virus knows the difference between right and wrong, but I really don’t think Trip does because he’s always followed Virus, who chooses to do the wrong thing. And that in itself is terrifying.
7. side character you like the most
I wouldn’t even call Tae a side character, because she is very actively involved in the plot. In fact, she knows more about what’s going on more than anyone else does. She’s always in the loop and she always has something to contribute. The greatest thing about her though, is how she is literally the best parental figure in any game/anime I’ve ever seen. She’s a tough disciplinarian for Aoba (and the other guys as well), but she’s also very kind and supportive. Instead of most anime protagonists who struggle with most of their problems on their own, Aoba has no issue confiding in his grandmother because she proves to be great at pep-talks. She’s also supportive of Aoba’s gay lifestyle. Best grandma? Best grandma.
8. side character you like the least
I hate kids in general. And these kids are super annoying. For no other reason as just to be annoying little kids. Although I thought it was adorable how the little girl had this tsundere crush on Noiz. Sorry, you’re 12 years too young and he’s 12 shades too gay.
9. route you like the best
Koujaku’s route is rot-your-teeth-out sweet @_@. One might argue that childhood friends growing up together, working out their problems, and ultimately falling in love is super cliche and has been done a million times, but it’s so obvious how much Koujaku loves Aoba right from the get-go, it’s hard not to be rooting for him. Especially since if Koujaku doesn’t end up with Aoba in the end, he’s likely to go after Ryuuhou himself and then commit suicide. </3 Noooo
10. route you like the least
If you were like me and did all the other routes before Mink, Mink’s route is INCREDIBLY JARRING AND HORRENDOUSLY TRIGGERING. If you were a victim of emotional and sexual abuse, DO NOT PLAY MINK’S ROUTE. There is no love, no tenderness, until the end of his playthrough in the second game. And even then, Aoba’s behavior is clearly a text-book example stockholm syndrome. Mink spends his route beating Aoba to ‘put him in his place’, drugging him, degrading him, raping him violently and repeatedly, and dragging him back to do it all over again when Aoba tries to get away. It’s terrifying to watch Aoba slowly come to accept he’ll never be able to escape and try to justify his unhealthy attachment by reasoning that Mink did it all 'to make him hate Mink so he could achieve his goals without any attachments.’ Like some kind of fucked-up martyrdom. Just because you want to get revenge and kill yourself doesn’t mean you can treat people around you like fucking trash. Mink gets better in the next game, but he still doesn’t apologize for all the horrible shit he did. Wtf man?? You want a boyfriend or a slave?
11. have you played through all the routes? if not, which routes have you played through?
I’ve done all of them except for Ren’s route! It’s hard to figure out! Wtf am I doing wrong?
12. favorite moment in any route
I cannot wait to see this scene play out in the anime. Omg, a bunch of grown-ass men rolling around on Aoba’s floor, breaking shit and punching each other in the face. The grandma busts in like WHAT THE SHIT IS GOING ON EVERYONE DOWNSTAIRS RIGHT NOW. And then she bops them all on the head and makes them doughnuts. Like they’re five-year-olds. Omg.
13. favorite moment in your favorite route
Aoba’s all bent out of shape because Koujaku’s acting super shady and staying out until like 5am, not telling Aoba where the hell he’s going, so Aoba follows him to this club where Koujaku’s chatting it up with some girls. Aoba can’t handle the crazy drug lights in the club and throws up all over Koujaku’s kimono. Koujaku’s first reaction is to piggyback him back to Glitter, not giving half a fuck. Keep him, Aoba.
14. favorite good ending
Noiz’s route wasn’t my favorite, but the good ending is actually adorable. Noiz gets out of the hospital and the first thing he does is go back to Germany, patch things up with his parents, clean himself up, get a job, and come back to Japan 3 months later to pick up his gay bride. Whoop! You picked a good one Aoba. Turns out he’s filthy fucking rich and ready to take you back to his mansion after fucking you in a swanky hotel. Jackpot.
15. favorite bad ending
Koujaku’s bad ending is heartbreaking. Both Aoba and Koujaku fall victim to their 'monsterous’ other forms. Aoba becomes Shiroba and subjects himself to being hurt by Koujaku, who has lost all reason to his evil tattoo and become what he’d feared most. Shiroba tells Koujaku over and over that “he’s the Aoba that loves Koujaku very much”, but the truth is that Aoba blames himself so much for failing at Koujaku’s Scrap, that be buries his consciousness beneath the ever-present Desire that always longs to resurface.
16. which bad ending disturbed you the most
Clear’s bad ending is FUCKED UP. Clear is reprogrammed by Toue to suppress his emotional and empathetic capability, but part of the original Clear lingers enough to understand that he felt strongly for Aoba. Toue permits Clear to do what he pleases with Aoba after he’s through using his body for genetic experimentation. Clear has a bit of a crisis with autonomy and recognizes that he had once had free will and the capability to feel love, but now his existence reduced to whatever Toue wants. He keeps Aoba in a cage and surgically removes his eyes without anesthesia (this part is fucking terrifying and surreal omg). He then proceeds to have sex with Aoba, coaxing him to vocalize before he 'inevitably’ removes his vocal chords, arms, and legs.
17. OTP(s) that are canon (noiao, kouao, etc)
I ship all the canon pairings, actually lol. It’s hard for me to ship things that aren’t canon.
18. OTP(s) that aren’t canon (mizusei, noicle, etc)
I DON’T REALLY HAVE ANY NONCANON OTPs. Although if I had to pick
19. any ot3 or ot4
I love Koujaku/Aoba/Mizuki as just three bros doing bro stuff and bro-ing about town. :U Nothing sexual, just epic bro-ventures in brotown.
20. favorite AU
21. do you wish a character who didn’t have a route did have one? if so, which character?
I AM VERY CONFLICTED ABOUT MIZUKI because on the one hand, I think it’s great for Aoba to have at least one male friend who doesn’t want stick things up his butt, but on the other hand… MIZUKI WHY YOU NO HAVE ROUTE???
22. would you be excited if there was an anime made
THERE IS AN ANIME BEING MADE AND YES IM SUPER PUMPED.
I know it’s gonna be awful, but hell yes animation. I am all for this shit. All for it <3
23. what kind of Allmate would you like to have
Probably a cat. :U Idk Im boring. Also I can’t stand any other kind of animal in my house. :| This is a cat-only residence.
24. Rib or Rhyme?
Rib is basically just beating the shit out of each other in real life, and Rhyme is beating the shit out of each other in virtual reality. :| Gonna have to go with Rhyme.
25. which gang (ruff rabbit, scratch, etc) would you like to be in
Beni-Shigure, man. Supposedly, it’s small, everyone dresses like a ninja, and they spend their time helping old people and small children. I think if I were to be in any street gang, it would be the one that has an annual bake sale. Also it’s lead by Koujaku. There’s your answer. :|
26. which character would you want as a best friend
Probably Aoba. He’s pretty chill about everything. :U Although I have noticed he doesn’t particularly care for women who aren’t his grandma, so it probably wouldn’t work out lol.
27. which character would you want as a boyfriend/girlfriend
Ugh, none of them. Can you imagine? They all have such deep-rooted emotional problems stemming essentially from horrible or ruined childhoods. That is WAY too much baggage, man.
28. favorite song
Kanako Itou does the best music for the game. I’m torn between Dramatique and At Last.
29. favorite voice (voice actor)
Ooh, say what you want about Kisaichi Atsushi looking like a total nerd, but Aoba’s sexual moaning is just…
30. ending impression
There’s a ton of gay porn in DMMD, but it’s actually only about 10% porn and 90% plot, action, adventure, and drama. Which is why I love it. Nitro+CHIRAL is amazing at storytelling and the fact that the game is so long, it has enough time to make the characters so real and relatable is my favorite thing about it. Aoba isn’t just a self-insert mary-sue- he’s a very fleshed-out character with his own distinct personality. He’s also acts masculine compared to some yaoi wherein the uke could very well just be a girl. The characters feel human, the setting is cool, the art is amazing. Idk. It’s a great game. Everyone play should play it. <3