frozen-essence

Just rambling... as usual.

I always think, as good as voltage games are, the best three otome games plot in my mind are not any of them.

3. The Second Reproduction.

This game is great, so it becomes my tumblr theme! I love all the route, even Jin (that man!), but especially Gardis (who doesn’t love him?). Christina is my most favourite otome female character. The part when she with Lezzete to 

2. The X-Note

Once again, good plot. Every route has its surprise, but especially Anon. All the surprise are top notch and the MC is strong in her own way. Plus, the sprites are rich of expression (imagine my slightly disappointment of Voltage sprite right after I play this game).

1. Frozen Essence

This game is free, the artwork is not that bad but not that good. The sprites not as much as X-Note and not voiced like The Second Reproduction. BUT THIS IS THE ONLY OTOME GAMES THAT MAKES ME CRY. Rune route really break my heart, Caius route is just “oh man I hate this guy wait I can’t live without him anymore” kind, Varian route is superb.  But I love Zareh most! He is the first route I unlocked by answer whatever but he’s my bias in this game.

So yeah, as much as I love Joshua, Yamato, Takuto, dll of voltage otome games, those three games above conquer the best three otome in my heart.

These long routes

Shall We Date…

It took me about six hours to play a route in Starry Sky(An extra hour because of Atlas being very inaccurate XDD).
It took me about an hour to play a route from one of Pacthesis’ games.
It took me about two hours to play a route in Frozen Essence.
It took me about an hour and a half to play Re: Alistair ++.
It took me about three hours to finish a route in Pirates in Love and My Forged Wedding.
Plus more.

It took me a day in a half to finish a route in Shall We Date: Ninja Love…

I approve! 8D

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ICECREAM -
1. Frozen bananas + vanilla essence or raw cacao powder
2. Frozen berries + coconut/almond milk + protein powder
3. Greek yoghurt + stevia + cacao powder

PASTA -
1. Zucchini noodles + veggies + homemade tomato sauce
2. Soba noodles + veggies + chicken
3. Carrot ribbons + homemade tomato sauce

PIZZA -
1. Cauliflower pizza crust + good quality cheese + veggies
2. Carrot crust pizza + veggies
3. Flattened chicken breast + cheese + veggies

CAKE -
1. Healthy mugcake: almondmeal/coconut flour + stevia + cacao powder + banana + egg
2. Oatmeal + greek yoghurt + protein powder + egg
3. Watermelon round + greek yoghurt + fresh berries + kiwi

CHOCOLATE -
1. Nut butter + cacao powder + protein powder + coconut oil
2. Coconut oil + cacao powder + stevia + almond milk

BURGERS -
1. Lettuce leaves instead of burger bun
2. Large mushroom caps instead of burger bun
3. Homemade meat patty + fresh veggies on wholegrain bun

Between sky and earth,
Is all that exists?

All those words,
That I said,…
All the beautiful literature,
To me, he ever read,
All that time, frozen€¦
Like an essence,
A state of Zen,
All the effervescent thoughts,
brighter than the sun,
long shadows, that they drops,
fathom the deepest of oceans,

All those bonds,
And tear drops,
All the longings to a candy shop,
Every kiss that happened
Perfectly In head,
and the ones, when I messed,
All the smiles that brought joy,
Those smokey gazes,
Oh boy!

Between the beginning and now,
is all that exists?
if every moment, is nothing
But a birth,
Of another universe,
Equally vivid and diverse
A place where,
All I ever could be,
All I will never be,
All I will be,
Between sky and earth,
Is all that exists.

markers on paper, white pen + PS

An ordinary Thursday and you find a stash of pictures hidden in the back corner of your closet, beneath a pile of old clothes, as if it was never meant to be found. Half an hour later, you find yourself surrounded by grinning faces frozen forever, capturing the essence of the moment. Picking up a picture taken exactly 3 years ago, you finally let the tears pooling in your eyes run free down your cheeks, finding yourself face to face with a 16 year old you with a Cheshire cat smile surrounded by your best mates, and an excruciating pain tugs your heart, overpowering you and you spend another night tossing and turning trying to figure out why it all went wrong.
—  why did we have to grow up? // excerpts from my life #5

anonymous asked:

do you know any good games like magical diary horse hall? preferably ones where you can create your own character :3

Let me apologize first for the late reply. I didn’t forget about you! >_<

I assume you are asking for Otome Games similar to Magical Diary. To be honest, I’m still looking for one myself (I’m on the edge to tears about the lack of English (translated) Otome Games featuring Teachers/older guys).

So far, Magical Diary is the only Game I know with the possibility to create your own character. As for Otome Games in general, I can give you a list of my favorite ones (preferable English Games. I only played a handful of JP ones, though all of them are recommendable: Angelique series, Harukanaru Toki no naka de series, Kiniro no Corda series, Starry Sky series).

1. Frozen Essence (Free)
BEST STORY, seriously. Haven’t played it yet? Hush, what are you waiting for!

2. (P)lanets - the life of normalcy has ended! (Free) 
This may be the closest one I can find to Magical Diary, if we  consider the school theme. I get the feeling you’ll greatly appreciate this one.

3. RE: Alistair++ (Free)
Okay, this one is rather short (and status-raising too) but I  identified myself a lot with the main character. I enjoyed the MMORPG-themed story. Plus: the CGs are eye-candy.

4. Always remember me (Commercial)
Hands down: the story’s pretty much cliché, but somehow the characters grow dear to my heart. Status-raising game.

5. Date Warp (Commercial)
I had mixed feelings during my first play-throughs, but I got to love the endings. Don’t play this one if you are looking for “happily ever after” love endings (plus: puzzles, yay!).

Games that caught my eye:
Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom
I watched the anime so far and I’m excited for this one. I mean really, really excited. Hakuouki is my favorite Otome-Game-turned-into-Animation (don’t let me start my rage about Koi Suru Tenshi Angelique. I SWEAR TO GOD, this Animation is the only reason I didn’t touch Angelique Etoile for PS2). The PSP release is announced for Valentine’s Day in North America.

The Flower Shop: Winter In Fairbrook
I played the demo only, but TFS:WIF looks more than promising. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one whenever I have money left to spare.

Frozen Essence Art Dump thing...

With almost every picture I tried to practice some element I’m weak at. Particularly, not having people floating in empty space, perspective and lighting….and drawing. I also wish I had a style…

Spoilers, ho?

On the game:

First, the elephant in the room. The art isn’t exactly professional, and that kept me from wanting to give it a go when I played it a couple years ago. I’ll openly admit that I normally don’t listen to n game music. I get songs in my head easily so typically I’m playing something else, so I can’t judge the music or the sound (apart from the strange clapping sound). While there are grammar and spelling mistakes, and the writing could be stronger, it’s obvious this game had a lot of heart put into it when you consider it was largely constructed by one person. Each character has personality, though some get more development than others. Every route has some facet of the whole story which encourages more than one playthrough, not to mention each route has a light and dark path.

The following are the descriptions for each route I came up with giving myself only a few seconds to think about it.

Death-Mina’s “alone” route. Reveals next to nothing, most head canon potential in my opinion. Favorite.

Life- Rune. Seems like generic nice guy, constantly has stick up his ass though justified. Has the true end, but still doesn’t reveal everything.

Earth- Caius. Says what he means, tread lightly. Killing is his business and business is good, sort of. The jealous type.

Fire- Varian. Seems like an okay guy, isn’t. Route consists of doing just about nothing. Doesn’t hook up with Mina–justified.

Air- Aurelius shared with Aysel. Bit of a flirt. Doesn’t know when to quit, relies on intuition. Turns a bit badass at the end. Humanizes the antagonists–a bit.

Water- Oracle. Osananajimi, literal BFF and closet yandere, tread lightly.  Tragic back story, bittersweet end, final boss.

Omake?

The first one I drew was Caius, and I spent way too long trying to figure out how his shirt should go. So I put him in placeholder clothes. I’ve also been playing a LOT of fire emblem.

So naturally, I followed up with this.

EVERYONE GETS FIRE EMBLEM CLOTHES! NO CHARACTER IS TOO MINOR.

(To FE:A fans, yes I know that’s not a sorcerer, I drew in the rest of it when I realized my error but dem legs.)

Have some scratches I put down as reactions while playing this game. May put them up but am I lazy after churning these out…

What's wrong/missing in my otome games?

Hello everyone. As you know, I’m still working on Princess of Ruin. It’s very early in the works. That gives me the freedom to change things if I must.

I’ve already taken feedback from my old works so Princess of Ruin can be as good as possible, within our current team’s power.

I found 80% of that feedback using Google to search reviews and discussions elsewhere. Mixed with the positive thoughts are people who aren’t happy with my early works. A lot of what they say are legit. I will never find that out without search engines.

Some of the things I’ve already done is:
1.)Upgrade my art.
Reason: inconsistent, and even laughable art.
2.)Get editors.
Reason: People mention how English mistakes hurt their head.
3.)Have actual musicians to do music.
Reason: Some of the tracks people mention that annoyed them are mine. It also takes me 3-5 times longer to make a track compared to an actual musician.
4.)Disliking Heartstring Bugs’ length.
Reason: This one is a tad mixed. A lot of people liked it and a lot of people disliked it. There are positive reviews for this too. The critique is that it spans too long, repetitive clicking, feels like the game’s going nowhere, etc.
5.)Write more Appealing Characters.
Reason: People express no interest in many of my characters. I honestly have to do this one better but this is a little tough with little information.
I also remember people saying my guys appear so grim and dark. They don’t want to play a depressing game. This is never a direct reply to me

Because of the fifth reason, I am very unsure if there’s other things people are unhappy about. There are current reviews for Heartstring Bugs that people aren’t happy with. I’m glad they wrote it. I will not understand their frustrations otherwise.

Most feedback are never emailed directly to me. I’ve been hunting down people’s thoughts through Google all this time, so I’ll like it very much if people can email directly with their thoughts.

One of the reason we play otome games is for the guys. It’s why I play them too.

I want Princess of Ruin to be really good, but I might put in some old things that people just aren’t happy about. Please email me all your thoughts before it’s too late. It’s too late when I finish all CGs and finish writing all the routes. I haven’t done that yet. =)


TL;DR I want to make Princess of Ruin as good as possible. I can’t do that without proper feedback from otome game lovers. And a lot of it has to do with what you look for, what works, and what’s wrong with my past works.

Edit: I’ve enabled the anonymous part of Tumblr’s ask me section for those that wish to remain anonymous. The reason I had it disabled is because I can’t answer them privately. Answering them takes up space on my blog but I guess this is what Tumblr’s for. If anyone knows how I can make them show up on a separate page instead of my main page, let me know!

Thanks a lot for your time!