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anonymous asked:

What are some of your favorite books Krissy?

As with fanfic, I tend to pick a few favorite authors and read whatever they publish.

Right now those authors are Tamora Pierce, N.K. Jemisin, Seanan McGuire.

I’m really interested in purchasing Dread Nation by Justina Ireland when it comes out.

Lately a book I can’t stop thinking about is Roller Girl by Vanessa North. It was so hot…. it was sooooooooooooo hot.

Next on my kindle queue is River of Teeth, which has a premise so intriguing that I’m genuinely excited to sink my teeth into it. 

And after that is Hunger Makes the Wolf, which has a premise and a main character that make me feel, em, como se dice, gay. Motorcycle fire witches on a desert planet? Yeah, I’m in.

If I had to pick a book that I think everyone should read, it’s Kushiel’s Dart.

An underrated book is Santa Olivia, which is about a genetically enhanced superhuman girl in a military-occupied town in Mexico. It’s got some superhero and werewolf vibes, and the protagonist is queer, she saves the town and gets the girl. 

I’m trying to read more poetry but reading is hard and I’m perpetually tired. 

anonymous asked:

Different anon, there is an excuse that fans often say of their favorite authors that they don’t want to offend people of color which is why they don’t write them. And when they do and we give valid criticism we’re told that we’re just never satisfied with what scarce representation we’re given. I think the anon was saying that they understand the authors viewpoint but at the same time it shouldn’t stop an author from writing a character or characters of color since the world is diverse.

yeah but it still wouldn’t really make any sense because they’re talking about…what, killing off characters of color as being better than not writing them at all? and why abruptly change the point they’re making like halfway through the message

anonymous asked:

ASDKF RIWL SD BFJEKS!!!!! Sorry for the incoherent flailing but AJSJDJDKSLS!!!! 25 more wonderful Carmilla fics from my favorite author!!! 25 more stories to make an even 100 and the movie is in 9 days I feel as if though the Angler Fish God has smiled upon us. Thank you Aria!

I absolutely love the incoherent flailing and am prone to do it myself when I have too many fandom feels so don’t even worry about it! Here, I’ll just…

DALKFJEOIJFOEIGHA; THE MOVIE COMES OUT IN A WEEK AND I AM NOT EMOTIONALLY PREPARED FOR THISERAEIOJFIAOIJDFL

I seriously love Yana Toboso (Part 2)

Ya’ll.

You see this picture right here?

Yana Toboso drew that in 2008.

2008.

Nine years ago.

And now we have the latest chapter, Chapter 131, come and give us this:

This woman waited nine years to reveal the burned image. Probably right before the first season began. 

NINE. YEARS.

2008.

Not only that, she also went back and drew almost all of the twin Ciel hints from the manga – confirming that yes, there was always two Ciel’s. 

I don’t know how many posts I need to make to express how dedicated Yana truly is. You can tell she loves this series. She held onto a big secret all this time. There’s a reason why Yana Toboso’s my favorite manga author. Not only does she have amazing art talent and great storytelling, but she is one of the most dedicated women working in the manga industry today. There’s always been two Ciel’s, and the fact that she drew all these images nearly a decade ago and patiently waited to reveal the truth shows her incredible patience and storytelling. More people need to talk about her and her great patience and masterful way of fooling with our minds. Whether you like the Twin Ciel twist or not, her patience, twin hints, and dedication needs to be honored. 

Everyday I’m reminded of the beauty in the LGBTQ community.

I see it in the tear streaked faces of two young girls in the audience. Their hair is wild and their eyes electric and they kiss. They kiss with the unbridled syrup sweet passion you can only taste when you are young and in love.

I see it in the wrinkled hands of a man fastening a jacket he designed himself. He laughs and tells me if I care to hear it, he’ll tell me about the years he spent in the Lower East Side designing clothes for drag queens. The hours he’d lay on the floor and laugh while they sang and sauntered and how they looked 20 feet tall like gods among men towering in their heels through the wooden apartment floors. How they’d tackle every stair of a 6 floor walk up apartment in their stilettos and strip off the jackets he’d make them; leaving them safe on an arm chair.

I hear it on the dance floor, and the radio. Beats and movements curated and designed and popularized by gay clubs across the world, many like Pulse, in Florida. When the DJs knew they’d struck a hit once the bodies gyrated, and sweat, and interlocked across the floor.

I feel it in the swing of the songs that dominate my favorite playlists, all of them in some way spun from the spider web of the Blues; the music genre that laid the foundation for modern rock, hip hop, and pop. Lady lovin’ Ma Rainey sang the sorrows of her heart with such soul that moved across sound waves for generations since.

I see it in the smile of a young trans woman in the mirror of a department store on Melrose Ave. She runs her hands along the fabric of her dress and gives a half hearted twirl. Her friends cheer and whistle and laugh and she picks up speed. Her skirt goes round and round and she spins with vigor and with intention. She lands dizzy and stumbling in the lap of her friend and tells the salesperson with a grin “I’ll take it!”

I read it in the lines of my favorite authors. Men and women who knew pain unlike any other. Who felt the lightning strike through their bodies every night they slept away from their lovers. How it infiltrated to their fingertips and formed words and poems no one could birth without knowing the pain of being split in two. Ripped apart like thick alabaster pages and bleeding like ink from a quill.

I feel it to my core in memories of the first time I kissed a girl. It trembles in my nervous lips. I see it in her shiny red hair and it burst forth from every freckle across her nose. I smell it in the humid air fogging up the windows of a cabin in the woods. And it rustles through our soft breath shimmering through the kind of quiet you can only catch in the forest.

And so I shout it. As loud as I can. In my lyrics. In my art. In a rainbow flag waving across thousands of pixels across my stage. I shout it in the faces of the oppressors and I shout it hand in hand with both my beautiful young fans, and the queer folk that I look up to everyday.

Our beauty is in every corner of the world. In the fabric of our past. In the glimmer of our vibrant future. We are beautiful. And I am so in love with everything you are and everything you have ever been. This is my love letter to you.

- Halsey’s love letter to the LGBTQ community

GOT7 as Tumblr Users

Jinyoung: serious, filled with intellectual conversation. follows his favorite authors. participates in those “ask the cast member of x about x” things. tags are organized by subject, date and content.

Jaebum: naruto, cat pics, has a vague tagging system that changes like the wind. answers anon asks with memes of himself. answers hate with cat pictures. told bambam he doesn’t have a tumblr.

Bambam: memes, shit posts, especially about himself. reblogs to add, “THIS IS SO FUNNY, LAUGHING SO HARD.” king of tags, rambles on excitedly. answers every single ask with careful thought

Mark: has exactly 31 people following him. if he tags, it’s only so he can find it later. is the only one able scroll through their entire dash on a daily basis. constantly sends bambam memes to reblog

Yugyeom: reblogs music, dance, etc with the tag SO SICK MUST WATCH THIS. has way more followers than you think he does. is friendly with everyone, has anon names for everyone

Youngjae: EVERYTHING IS IN ALL CAPS! disappears from Tumblr for days at a time, comes back and YELLS SOME MORE. when tagged for the selfie tag, posts photos of his dog

Jackson: forgets his password at least once a month. loves doing about me tags, will tag ten more people than recommended amount because HE WANTS TO KNOW EVERYONE! sends his friends anon love even though they all know it’s him

Japanese Fans Rank Their Favorite Manga Authors

Some of these guys really don’t like to show their faces do they?

Quick: who’s your all-time favorite manga-ka? Not an easy question, is it? Still, it’s one thousands of readers of Japanese site Charapedia were willing to tackle the past week, serving up a list of 20 of the country’s most manga creators.

Who came out on top? Let’s find out.

20. Akira Amano
Reborn!

19. Yuki Midorikawa
Natsume’s Book of Friends

18. Nakaba Suzuki
Seven Deadly Sins

17. Kazuya Minekura
Saiyuki

16. Akira Toriyama
Dragon Ball

15. Rumiko Takahashi
Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½, Inuyasha

14. Kohei Horikoshi
My Hero Academia

13. Hirohiko Araki
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

12. Yoshihiro Togashi
Hunter x Hunter

11. Harukawa 35
Bungou Stray Dogs

10. Hajime Isayama
Attack on Titan

9. Hiro Mashima
Fairy Tail

8. Hiromu Arakawa
Fullmetal Alchemist

7. Masashi Kishimoto
Naruto

6. Gosho Aoyama
Detective Conan

TOP 5

5. Yana Toboso
Black Butler

4. Haruichi Furudate
Haikyu!!

3. Sui Ishida
Tokyo Ghou
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2. Eiichiro Oda
One Piece

1. Hideaki Sorachi
Gintama

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10 New Artists You Need to Know: July 2017

BTS

Sounds Like: K-Pop gone trap, trop-house and even neo-soul; the seven-headed boss you face at the end of a rap music arcade game

Why You Should Pay Attention: BTS, short for “Bangtan Songyeondan,” or, in English, “Bulletproof Boy Scouts,” debuted in 2013 and quickly became one of Korea’s hottest new acts. In America, they’ve sold out arenas in Anaheim and New Jersey, and when their airplane landed in Chile, they were greeted with Beatles-esque pandemonium. On record, the group’s seven members trade quick, four-line verses that often tackle previously taboo subjects like politics and depression.

According to Rap Monster, the group’s leader, their songwriting process is part Rihanna and part Wu-Tang: After selecting beats from Korea’s top producers, plus a few made by the artists themselves, the seven members flesh out the songs through friendly competition, going head-to-head to see who can come up with the best verses. So far, the results have been positive. Wings, their second LP, was one the most conceptually and sonically ambitious pop albums of 2016, becoming Korea’s best-selling album of the year. It even boosted sales of Herman Hesse’s 1919 novel Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair’s Youthwhen the group revealed that it was a big influence on the record and its accompanying music videos.

They Say: “I’ve been reading books, as many as I can, since I was five, seven, 10 years old, and before I made music I wanted to be an author,” says Rap Monster. He lists Hesse, Haruki Murakami and Albert Camus as three of his favorite writers. “Authors really create those human expressions too, like some specific feelings. Normal people, usually, when they try to express their emotions say like, ‘I’m sad.’ 'I’m mad.’ But authors make those emotions totally different – they make it sound totally different. There are so many great diamonds in books and movies and we always try to get inspiration from them. Now we don’t have so much time to experience outside, like other people. We always have to go abroad and perform and make music inside our studio, so books and movies are the best things to experience instead of going outside.”

Hear for Yourself: “Come Back Home,” their latest single, has a beat that bridges the gap between Black Sheep and DJ Mustard, plus bilingual lyrics that make “hangry” feel like existential despair.

© Nick Murray @ Rolling Stone

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She’s been given to her ocean. One day, in its own time, the ocean will give her back.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman

When an author kills off my favorite character

So my boyfriend recently went on a trip to Japan and, because he’s awesome and the best, he came back and surprised me with some awesome things – Japanese editions of some of Haruki Murakami’s books! Now, I don’t speak/read Japanese, but Murakami is easily one of my favorite authors and I love owning editions of translated books in their original language, so I was thrilled to received these. The books themselves are these adorable little paperbacks that I’ve had so much fun looking at. Just look at these beauties:

(From left: Hard-boiled Wonderland the End of the World, IQ84 Part One, and The Second Bakery Attack)

And (because this is just something that’s neat to me) he said that when he bought they cashier puts on these nice little paper coverings, which I think is super smart! Look how neat these little things are:

Do any of you like owning editions of books in their original language even if you don’t know it!? Maybe one day… (I only have about 50 different languages I want to learn…)

@zsaszmatazz tagged me to do the “six movies I can watch any time” meme (LIKE 10 YEARS AGO I’M SORRY) so here goes!

1. Road to El Dorado

Don’t tell me you can’t also watch this whenever. It’s lolzy, it’s feelsy, and it’s the source of one of my three OT3s. If Miguel/Tulio wasn’t allowed to be canon, I’m making Miguel/Chel/Tulio my headcanon dammit. Fight me.

The story is a fantastic adventure every time. The music is amazing, the animation is GORGEOUS. The jokes are funny no matter how many times I hear them. “Stars.” “Holy ship.” “Apparently ‘El Dorado’ is native for GREAT… BIG… ROCK.” 

And don’t get me started on the armadillo. Is that thing a spirit guide? A god? Probably. I’m for it.

Originally posted by garytheprophet

2. Chicken Run

I consider this one a guilty pleasure. Again, always a funny, fun adventure. Just serious enough to balance out the lolz. And Ginger is one hell of a snarky character. I love that she’s simultaneously mom friend and rebel friend.

Also, it’s that claymation Wallace and Gromit animation, which is just… nifty! I always find myself watching certain characters move, checking out different textures, especially with Babs and her knitting. Just… excellent.

Also, also this:

Originally posted by alexanderhamiltonisthebottom

3. Stardust

What can I say about this movie? Well…

I was based on a book written by my favorite author, Neil Gaiman, is a fantastic adventure that addresses the line between magic and non-magic worlds and includes such fun things as evil witches, falling in love, warring princes, falling stars, unicorns, ghosts, and sky pirates in drag (which Neil said he’s pretty sure he didn’t write, but it’s such a good scene you guys).

I am always happy by the end of it. The growing-up story is so good. And Tristan kind of bumbles through it like I totally believe I would were I thrown into a story like that. It’s just… such a satisfyingly complete and fun story, and I love it every single time.

Originally posted by kingofthecarrotflowers

4. Megamind

Shut the hell your mouth this is the best villain-to-hero story I know. I am always so proud of Megamind. Like, real talk, how often does our favorite adorable villain get the girl? How often do we get to see the bumbling bad guy actually get a cool-ass happy ending? And the emotional journey he goes on gets just serious enough without killing the funny vibe the whole movie carries.

The writing is tropey, but in a way that totally plays on those tropes while making fun of them. Trope-ception is my favorite trope. And I love, love, LOVE the design choices. This movie is so colorful, and the proportions are so over the top. It’s just a visual salad. 

And, as always, the jokes are good no matter what. I don’t think I’ll ever get over, “And I love you, random citizen!” This movie is such a fun time, please go watch it.

Originally posted by littlecubbie

5. Strange Magic

Have you heard of this movie? Well, now you have. Please go watch it. 

Much like Megamind, Strange Magic got pushed to the back burner by more popular movies coming out at the same time. And that’s just a shame, because it’s just so good.

It’s a jukebox musical with reenactments of all sorts of songs, all of which are brilliant (half the time because Evan Rachel Wood My Queen is singing them, but also Alan Cumming, and sometimes they sing together and I die). The story is predictable, but the characters are what make it for me. They’re fun enough that even though I saw the end coming a mile away, it was nothing but enjoyable watching them get there.

This fandom is also dear to my heart. It’s full of some of the sweetest people with some of the most interesting fan fiction that I’ve ever read. When I think good writing, I think @abutterflyobsession who has made me cry on more than one occasion, and @jaegereska whose lore and OCs add so much to the world beyond the movie. 

Major draws: good music, lovely animation, self-confidence story, princess with a sword, SWEET SWEET VENGEANCE, and did I mention singing by Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming, and Kristin Chenoweth? Bruh.

Originally posted by deluxetrashqueen

6. Labyrinth

My favorite movie for now and always. Set it at the bottom for full effect. Get ready.

First off, music by David Bowie that is fuckin’ catchy as heck. If you don’t want to at least tap your foot along to ‘Dance Magic Dance’ you’re lying. ‘As the World Falls Down’ was the first song I remember wanting to know the lyrics to. 

Side note: If you didn’t think the Fireys were creepy as fuck, you’re also lying.

There has never been so much glitter in one place ever. The visual gags are always funny. Like, there are Bowie faces I still can’t find to this day hidden in the scenery??? The muppets are all adorable because Brian Froud is amazing, and I want a pet goblin. Everything is just so much fun to look at. Don’t even get me started on the ridiculous fantasy fulfillment that is the ballroom scene. I just. 

The jokes are always funny because they run on a dry sense of humor like mine. “Well, come on feet.” One I missed for years. “No, that’s the dead end, behind you!” Ha, hubris. “It’s a piece of cake!” Shut up, Sarah…

But you also can’t not love the characters? Like, come on, who doesn’t wanna hug Ludo just a little. And Didymus, the fox knight that rides a fuckin’ tiny dog into battle?? And Hoggle who collects jewelry and pretends to be bitter as hell but cares so much??? Heck off, they’re all awesome.

Fave movie. Always. 

Originally posted by jimhenson-muppetmaster

Honorable Mention: Big Fish

Added this one because I can watch this any time, but it always makes me cry, so I usually save it for when I need a good cry. (Srsly, @may10baby can vouch, I once tried to explain the end to her and started sobbing in the car).

It’s just such a cool story. We get to see the life of the father as told through his own hyperbolic stories, which include a star-studded cast playing funny scenes in between serious family time. And the end… christ, it’s just such a satisfying ending. Such a good play on storytelling and what it can mean to people. Which, as a writer, means a lot to me.

Also, it’s the only Tim Burton movie I’ve seen that doesn’t look like… that. You know. How Burton movies look. Helena Bonham Carter plays like 3 different people, and none of them are Mrs. Lovett. That’s a feat, honestly.

I’ve said this about a few of these, but please watch this movie.

Originally posted by wayofthinking

Ummm I guess I’m gonna send this along to the people I already tagged, @abutterflyobsession @jaegereska @may10baby and also @fandomizedwonderland @thetrendywitch @pkmndaisuki for shits and giggles.

As the ML Content Creator Blackout comes to an end and some of your favorite artists/authors start producing again, just remember that there’s some that are just not. 

There are some artists, authors, and other content creators who have been disrespected, mistreated, and have rightly decided to stop sharing their art with a fandom that doesn’t respect their wishes. Their absence is going to be felt, and if fandom doesn’t get better about respecting creators, more and more creators are going to join them. Less and less material is going to be shared and fandom as we’ve come to know it will wither and fade away. 

That’s the price of disrespect. 

Question about the muse—send a symbol!

🍕 = What is your muse’s usual pizza order? Do they order any drinks, sides, or desserts to go with it?
🍾  = What is the last thing your muse celebrated? How long was the celebration?
🎉  = When is your muse’s birthday? Is there a special meaning behind the date for you (the mun)?
📚 = What is your muse’s favorite genre of books? What are some of their favorite authors and/or books?
💌  = How does your muse choose to confess to the person they’re interested in? Do they usually get rejected or accepted?
🍵  = Does your muse prefer coffee, tea, or cocoa? Do they add any sweeteners? Iced or hot?
💙  = Who does your muse have a deep and loyal love for?
💸  = Has your muse written their will yet? If yes, what have they decided to give to people? If no, why not?
🔮  = Is your muse superstitious? What superstitions do they have? Where did they pick them up from?
🔒  = What is a secret that your muse will take to the grave? Why have they decided not to tell anyone?
🍭  = Does your muse have a sweet-tooth? What’s their favorite candy?
🍦  = What is your muse’s favorite ice cream flavor? Do they prefer eating it in a cone, cup/bowl, or straight from the carton? Do they use any toppings?
💚  = Who or what makes your muse feel envious? Why do they feel that way? Do they act out or keep their envy hidden?
📘  = Describe an AU verse/story that you have written out for your muse that you’d love to roleplay. Why did you choose to make them that way?
📕  = Describe a crossover verse/story that you have written out for your muse that you’d love to roleplay. Why did you choose to make them that way?
🍔  = What is your muse’s usual burger made of? You can pick any bread, meat (or non-meat), cheese, condiments, and toppings. What side and drink do they prefer with it?
🖍️  = What was your muse’s favorite childhood toy? Do they still have it? What special memories are attached to the toy?
🎵 = What is your muse’s favorite genre of music? What are some of their favorite artists? How important is music to them?
🌶️  = Can your muse handle spicy food? What is the spiciest food that they can handle?
🍰  = Does your muse prefer cake or cupcakes? What’s their favorite cake flavor and icing/frosting flavor?
🍼  = Does your muse have children or do they ever want to have children? Do they think they will/would be a good parent?
☠️  = How would your muse prefer to die? What do they want done with their body after they die?
👻  = Does your muse believe in ghosts? What is your muse’s scariest experience with spirits/the unknown?
🛀  = Does your muse prefer baths or showers? What’s their favorite body wash scent? What kind of shampoo/conditioner do they use?
📱 = What type of cell phone does your muse have? What apps do they frequently use? Who do they text or call most often?
  = What is your muse’s zodiac sign? Does it fit their personality?
🔋  = Who or what drains your muse the most? Who or what helps to revitalize that energy?
💊  = Does your muse have any physical or mental disabilities/illnesses? Do they take medication for it?
🗳️  = Is your muse liberal, conservative, or somewhere in-between? What political party do they align themselves with most?
📺  = What TV shows does your muse like to watch the most? Do they prefer watching them as they air on network or do they stream them later?
🎞️  = What is your muse’s favorite movie genre? What are their top five favorite movies? Do they prefer watching movies at home or in the theater?
🐾  = What is your muse’s favorite animal? Do they have or do they want any pets?
🌈  = Is your muse LGBT+? What do they identify themselves as?
⛈️  = What type of weather is your muse’s favorite? What do they usually like to do when they have a day off when it’s their favorite weather?
💐  = How would your muse respond to receiving a bouquet from an admirer? What kind of flowers would they prefer in the bouquet?
💔  = When is a time your muse was heart-broken? Was it someone else’s fault or your muse’s? What did they do to get over it?
💤  = What position does your muse sleep in? What side of the bed do they prefer? How many blankets and pillows do they usually use? Do they snore or sleep with stuffed animals?
🛑  = What is one of your muse’s pet-peeves? 
▶️  = Make a playlist of five songs that your muse would enjoy.
🔆  = Out of your muse’s group of friends, who do they find the most attractive? Would they ever ask them out?
🏖️  = What would your muse be doing on a day out to the beach? Are they the type to get in the water or just sit on the shore?
🏥  = Has your muse ever been to the hospital for an injury or illness? How long did they have to stay?
🎠  = What is your muse’s favorite carnival ride, game, and food? What do they like to do first when they go to a carnival?
🚨 = Has your muse ever been in trouble with the police? What crime did they commit? Did they have to stay in jail?
🥇 = Has your muse ever won a contest or competition? What was the contest/competition? What did they receive as a prize, if anything?
🎸 = Can your muse play an instrument? If yes, which one(s)? If no, do they want to learn how to play? Can they write lyrics or sing?
🎮  = What is your muse’s favorite genre of video games? What system do they prefer? What are some of their favorite games? Do they like to play online with other people?
🍳 = Does your muse know how to cook? What dish of theirs is the most popular among their friends/family? What would they consider their specialty?
👽 = Does your muse believe in aliens? Have they ever seen a UFO? Do they believe they’ve been abducted before, or do they know anyone who claims to have been abducted?

RPG Maker Fever Hanged by Four Dwarfs

Warning:This article may contain spoilers and the content inappropriate for children…or may not contain.But get the children away from the screen just in case.

It was the rainy day just like this one. I was in my room watching  porn the stars, when I’ve noticed the body hanging in the opposite window. Neighbor hung himself. While examining the scene I’ve found his laptop with unfinished article. I’ve got the laptop and went home. Later I got arrested for break-in, but before that I managed to post this article on tumblr. Enjoy!

1. Blight Dream

Blight Dream is an exploration adventure game, where you play as a girl, suffering from memory disorder ( don’t confuse with amnesia ), whose goal is to regain memories from the blank period of her life. But there’s one little problem-it seems that your brother isn’t really excited about you getting back your memories, that’s why he’s watching your every step and prevents all your attempts to remember. So, watch his movements and try not to get caught by him. But is it really your brother, who you should be afraid of? Play and see for yourself. Beside interesting plot, this game has high-quality visuals ( character’s 3D-models are similar to ones in remake of FF3 and CP:Blood Drive ) and wisely chosen soundtrack.

2. 1BeatHeart

Here goes a sequel-spinoff to 1bitHeart, without friend-making and QTE-scenes though. This time the main character is Misane-chan, who, along with Nanashi, is solving various murder cases in resort hotel. Gameplay is very similar to Ace Attorney games, logic is pretty simple, so, as long as you’ve played any detective games-you’ll be fine even without hints. Like it’s predecessor, 1BeatHeart has wonderful presentation – beautiful art and sprites along with catchy soundtrack and quality voice acting.

3.The Hanged Man

The Strange Men Series is probably one of most known game series in rpg-horror community, and, no doubt, one of the most interesting. Here goes the last game in the series, which concludes the main plotline, and makes clear some things, that were hanging in the air since the Crooked Man. The Hanged Man  introduces us new protagonist – Will, a bit unstable, but still nice boy with active imagination, who’s searching for his missing friend. Along the way he’ll meet many of our old acquaintances from previous games. Once again, game has fully voiced cutscenes, with quality voice acting for an indie-game. Gameplay, though, is more simple compared to predecessors, most of the game you’ll be exploring various locations and  solving puzzles, there’s no action cut-ins, except for quite complicated final chase. Overall, the Hanged Man  is an interesting game and very decent conclusion of the whole series.

4.Farethere City

Here goes the game, made by Segawa, the author of our favorite End Roll. Farethere City was his first game, and it’s bit more simple in terms of gameplay ( for example, there’s no rpg-elements and game’s world isn’t that big ). But when it comes to story, City is as good as ER, both sad and moving,-game starts with little kelp  (Mr.Turnip?) named Pigula, who has recently moved to a new city and wishes to open a shop, but something is definitely off with both city and our  hero. Visual part is as bright as one in the End Roll (including a bit of stylish disturbing artwork).So, if you liked End Roll and still want more, I highly suggest playing Farethere City.

5.June Bride Nightmare

What a beautiful wedding…and how quickly it turned into a nightmare. Our protagonist, Yuno, was so close to finding her happiness with the man she loves, but ended up being the only surviving person on her own wedding, and now she’s forced to play hide and seek with the mysterious maniac in the church, where wedding was held. Every time the maniac appears, you have a choice to sneak past him or to run for it by performing a QTE. Game has an interesting story, good gameplay and wonderful presentation. Even if you are far from  romance ( like myself, heh ), Bride still leaves the strong impression, especially the bittersweet true ending ( there’s also secret ending, but it isn’t that good, really ).

6.Little Red Riding Hood’s Wolf

Who doesn’t know the tale about Red Riding Hood? Famous tale indeed, and has many various interpretations, in most of them the girl gets eaten by wolf one way or another. But not this time. In this game granny is dead from the very beginning, little Red Riding Hood and the wolf are working together in order to find the murderer. Story is interesting and have some nice plot-twists (personally, I liked how the theme of split personality played in here ) and characters are nice. When it comes to gameplay, LRRHW plays like any other rpg-horror, so if you aren’t new to genre, you’ll easily beat this game in a hour or so. It’ll be quite pleasant hour.

7.Stray Cat Crossing

If you constantly play rpg-horrors and still haven’t got tired from amnesiac characters, I highly recommend you to play Stray Cat Crossing. First thing, that catches the eye is very detailed sprites and pixel artwork. Other one is dark atmosphere of haunted house with stylish designs and some grotesque well-animated cutscenes. Gameplay is mostly consists from searching the right items and solving simple riddles, but there’s also one frustrating chasing scene at the end of the first section of the house. Story may lack originality, but still good and teaches us to forgive, this time not others, but yourself, since sometimes there’s things that are beyond our control. And despite ending being optimistic, closing credits are a bit creepy.

8.Three Ghostly Roses

You find yourself in the strange place, greeted by mysterious man in the blue cape, you don’t remember anything about yourself, except for the name. Edmund Brigham. Doesn’t ring a bell? Nope, it doesn’t. To find out about your past and your purpose, you’ll need to carefully explore every corner of the dark and unwelcome world, before it’ll start to fall apart. TGR looks very similar to NES games and has wonderful original soundtrack, which perfectly fits to dark atmosphere of the haunted world. Also game has pretty unique battle system, where you watch the enemy’s movements and try to exploit it’s weakness. And, there’s no healing items, you recover HP by defeating the enemies, but despite that, difficulty level is quite fair.

9.Dreamfarer

Good sleep is important, isn’t it? It definitely is, but not for the people in Dreamfarer, who don’t need to sleep at all. In the society, described in the game, sleep is considered something out of ordinary, since no one’ve slept and seen a dreams for a long time. Yet, little girl, who has an ability to travel between other’s dreams, accidentally gets into a dream of a man, who is currently in comatose state in the hospital. To get back to reality, you’ll need to swap between girl and the man, since both of them see the same things from different perspectives, and help the inhabitants of the dream world. Dreamfarer is one of those games, which start as cute adventure and get darker and darker towards the end. This game has amazing fully redrawn graphics and stunning artwork (there’s literally tons of CGs ).

10.Shirakami-sama to Yon-no-Oni 

 Our next game is perfect if you are tired from jumpscares, suggestive  content and brain(or heart)-breaking stories. Shirakami is very heartwarming game about friendship between boy and four demons, who help him in search of his cousin, who went missing while preparing to upcoming festival. Game has warm atmosphere of small village, strong with it’s traditions, beautiful illustrations and interesting gameplay, based on main character’s perception. There’s 3 endings in total, to see all of them you’ll need to beat the game 3 times (it’ll take from 3 to 5 hours in total ) and every time story goes the different way. Currently, game ia available only in russian and japanese.

11.From The Next Door

When you see something extremely cheap-it’s always suspicious. In case of food it might be rotten ( not always though ), in case of newly acquired house-get ready to deal with abomination living next door ( and no, I don’t mean neighbors ). Usually, when you notice paranormal activity in your house-you try to get away from it as far as you can, but in case of our heroine Namie ( who is as “smart” as Ayumi Shinozaki in CP: Blood Drive )- you’ll wait until things will get reeeeally ugly. Despite main heroine’s stupidity ( or thanks to it ), the game came out really creepy and interesting. Additionally I would like to praise game’s stylish visuals reminiscent of GBC-games and good work with setting the right atmosphere. And, once again, if you’re not the sensitive type-I suggest you playing in complete darkness with headphones on.

12.Hansel

Despite the game’s title, you will meet neither Hansel nor Gretel, instead you are playing as twin brothers, one of them is timid and another is sharp-mouthed (oh well, they’re both little rascals, no matter how you look at it). Hansel is nice adventure game with variety of references to famous old fairy tales, good humor, adorable visuals and quite unexpected ending ( two endings, to be exact, since another one is unlocked after beating the game for the second time). Game is relatively short ( 30-40 minutes ) and puzzles can be easily solved without a guide.

13.Lavender

Lavender presents another look on the Rapunzel’s story, in which there’s no prince and evil witch isn’t that evil. Your goal in this game is to descend the tower to retrieve your birthday present, solving various unique puzzles ( from feeding plants to playing chess ) on your way down. Lavender has quality pixel graphics and overall good presentation, which helps to create the feeling that you’re traveling through old storybook. Personally, I really liked the game’s normal ending, but there’s also a secret one for those, who like, when plot starts to turn grim and bloody.

14.Dudley and The Mysterious Tower

There goes a new title, developed by Sen, but don’t expect second Mad Father or Misao. Dudley is far more simple in terms of both plot and presentation. But it doesn’t mean that the game has nothing to offer. You play as a courier, who has an important delivery to tower’s owner, and his dog. Each floor of the tower is designed as a puzzle, in order to solve which you’ll need to switch between courier and the dog, who can do things courier can’t ( like seeing ghosts and talking to other animals).To climb the tower and see the contents of so-called “delivery”  you’ll need about 40 minutes, so if you have some free time-be my guest.

15.Apocalypse Never

And once again our closing title belongs to “escape” genre, where you need to leave locked apartments by all means necessary. This time you play as carefree guy, whose drunken older sister has changed all locks in the house. Game is about 30 minutes long and has several endings, which depend on how fast you’ll manage to escape the house and meet up with a friend ( don’t forget to bring “that” with you ).Also game has good humor (some jokes are just hilarious) and nice art style.