must it be destiny

Consider the following
  • The Speaker being like a public official, in that they have to get elected by the people and have to answer to their concerns
  • Every time the Speaker needs to be replaced, they run a “campaign” but all it is is a poster of the Speaker with a mask on and the caption “LET ME BE THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE” plastered onto City establishments
  • They get some sort of social media account thing where they interact with citizens and Guardians based on what the Traveler tells them to say
  • “Attention @Guardians: all information will be revealed. Until then, please make sure that you keep the Light safe”
  • “Sorry @Linda, but the Traveler said if you don’t boil the bread, it’s not really artisan”
  • “The Traveler would like me to tell you all to please stop throwing magnetic items at it, thank you”
  • but really, the Speaker’s most important job is making sure that the City doesn’t fall into hopelessness, and that the relationship between the Tower and the City remain strong
  • when it comes down to it, the Speaker needs to be able to make hard decisions for the benefit of the people that the Traveler protects
  • “May the Light of the Traveler shine upon you all”
Otome taglines

Nameless: We’re so cute and playful lol jks this game is nightmare fuel.

Dandelion: Try not to feel too weird about banging your pet.

Destiny’s Princess: Try not to feel too weird about banging your brother.

My Traditional Prince: Try not to feel too weird about banging your teacher.

My Secret Pets: Dandelion with a pig?

Queen’s Gambit: You will accidentally kill your boyfriend.

Hakuouki: Subliminally learn every detail of Japanese politics between 1864-1868 (also everyone you love dies).

Hatoful Boyfriend: Just roll with it.

Backstage Pass: Give up on school, showbiz is easy to get into.

Review for Nameless

Just as a warning: possible spoilers, TMI about my personal life, and oversharing. This is also going to end up being a review of sorts for every game I’ve played in the Otome Game Category, so I have a feeling this is going to eat up a big part of my life for the next week or so.

My absolute favorite, of all the games I’ve played so far, has to be Nameless: The One Thing You Must Recall. Now, I know that I’ve mostly been reblogging Mystic Messenger art and headcanons like crazy, and that Mystic Messenger seems to be my favorite, but I have some really good reasons why I chose Nameless as my #1.

Nameless is an otome game that is entirely choice-dependent, meaning there’s no grinding for stats or anything that can influence the outcome of your endings aside from some very very important choices. I personally love these kinds of games, as every decision I make brings me closer to the people I care about instead of stats, and each decision opens up a new dimension to that character without wasting my time. I also love the fact that I can blast through Nameless at my own pace, which is definitely something that I struggled with in Mystic Messenger.

Nameless opened new doors inside of me that I never knew were there. I felt deeply for all of the characters, and while my heart belongs primarily to Lance and Tei, I was heavily attached to all the others. To be completely honest, I have a fear of Yandere characters, primarily because I’m very sensitive to abusive relationships after being psychologically abused by my mother (sorry, TMI, right?). Nameless brought forth a cast of characters that I felt deeply for, not only in their main “dateable cast”, but also in their secondary characters. I fell hard for Soi and Shinbi (the MC’s best friends) and treasured the appearances of other characters like the Principal, Yujin, Zion, and Hobin. I went so far as to call Soi and Shinbi my wives, which was the first time I’d ever really felt so much for characters to call them by those titles.

Lance was by far my favorite in this story although he’s technically part of the “common route”. I liked Tei too, of course, but something about Lance just broke me. This is a very vague spoiler, since I still hope that this list does convince some people to play this game, but I really connected to Lance’s fear of abandonment, of not being good enough. I definitely have anxiety about being left behind or being replaced, and he has an extremely deep relationship with the MC if his route is pursued. To be honest, I’m a wholehearted monogamist, so his possessiveness does speak to me, but even more so, the realization that this cynical, rational person trusted me enough to open up his heart to me was mindblowing.

Lance taught me that even if I don’t consider myself special, there are people in my lives who definitely do. And this idea of your significant other becoming your world…well, that’s just a philosophy that I live by.

Those aside, in regards to the more technical parts of Nameless: the skipping mechanic has always been accurate and easy for me to use. I did have some difficulty with the volume of everything, as the voices tend to be pretty quiet in comparison to the background music, so I had to do a bit of adjusting before I felt comfortable. The soundtrack, however, is fantastic. The light-hearted tunes really made me relax and the creepy, music-box tracks always made my spine tingle. The voices are also amazingly soothing and I personally have a weakness for the way that Yuri says “Darling”.

The secondary characters are also amazing; they’ve made me laugh and feel wholeheartedly accepted in so many different instances that I’m amazed by how immersed I felt in this game. Soi and Shinbi were often times more considerate and accepting than some of the friends that I had made in my life, and there’s an overall feeling of warmth from all the characters despite their quirks and weird moments.

For a breakdown (out of 10):

MC = 8. The MC for Nameless was definitely sassier than most of the MCs that I’ve had the privilege to play as, and she’s made me laugh a couple of times with how innocent she can be. But I’ve had to dock a couple of points off primarily because she is almost distracting innocent. There were a couple of points where her sassiness was definitely on my level, but she didn’t really feel like a “strong, independent” protagonist to me. There were many times where she fell into the stereotype of “innocent, quiet, and gullible” that I see a lot in Otome MCs.

Dateable Cast = 9. Pretty amazing, both in their own routes and others. I did feel some romance kindle in routes that I had originally no interest in and I still felt appreciative of characters’ roles in routes that didn’t belong in.

Secondary Cast = 10. I loved all of the secondary characters; they added tension where I needed it, broke the ice when it was necessary, and were wholesomely loveable on their own. Soi and Shinbi earn a standing ovation from me because of how appreciative I was of their warmth and overall kindness toward my MC, as well as their adorable relationship dynamic.

OST = 10. The soundtrack felt fitting where it needed to be. I’m honestly in love with the music from Nameless, and since I’m a sucker for nostalgia, I loved the moments where the main theme (which is a beautiful music box-esque piece) would come out and imbue me with a sense of nostalgia.

Mechanics = 10. I’ve never had this game crash on me, never had any stuck screens, nada. This game has always run smoothly for me.

CGs = 9. The CGs are beautiful and consistent. Of course there are a few here and there that I didn’t like as much (the way the hair was drawn was a little weird, or it felt like some characters got nicer backgrounds than others), but overall, the CGs were stunning.

Overall Score = 56/60. Bravo Cheritz! You made an amazing story that has me drowning in nostalgia, learning more about myself, and feeling honored to know all the characters you have created.

Whistle

Warlock: You guys want to hear something amazing?

Titan: Its not you singing is it?

Warlock: No. *holds up a whistle*

Hunter: Oh how AMAZING you found something that has been around for over millions of years!~

Warlock: You smart ass its not just a whistle, its a DOG whistle.

Titan: Why the fuck do you have that? There are no dogs out here in the Cosmodrome other than Hunter.

Hunter: HEY!

Warlock: Now Now just wait and listen. *blows the whistle*

Titan:…I don’t hear any-

ENTIRE COSMODROME ERUPTS INTO THOUSANDS OF SCREAMING FALLEN

Hunter: WHAT THE FUCK!??!

Warlock: Apparently the Fallen’s hearing is so sensitive that they can hear the tiniest of sounds. Even dog whistles.

*Somewhere in the Cosmodrome*

Captain: WHAT THE ACTUAL LIVING FUCK WAS THAT GODS AWFUL NOISE!?! THAT SOUNDS LIKE A DREG GETTING HIS ASSHOLE RIPPED WIDE OPEN BY A SHOCK BLADE!!!

Vandal: I CANT HEAR!!! WHAT HAPPENED!?! IS THIS PUNISHMENT!?!?!

Dreg: My poor virgin ears holes cannot unhear that ever again..

anonymous asked:

(He's a phantom. Danny Phantom)Yo, Danny Fenton, he was just fourteen when his parents built a very strange machine It was designed to view a world unseen(He's gonna catch 'em all cause he is Danny Phantom)When it didn't quite work, his folks they just quit Then Danny took a look inside of it There was a great big flash, everything just changed His molecules got all rearranged(Phantom, phantom)When he first woke up he realized He had snow white hair and glowing green eyes He could walk through w

hi, i’m here to interrupt your scrolling with a quick detail i noticed about episode 1

“You five paladins were brought here for a reason. The Voltron Lions are meant to be piloted by you, and you alone. We must fight, and keep fighting until we defeat Zarkon. It is our destiny”.

“Voltron is our only hope”.

“We’re with you, Princess”.

Everyone looks pretty determined to commit themselves to Voltron and fighting the Galra.

Oh wait

…Okay, maybe not everyone.

It must suck to be a Ghost.

Think about it: you’re this tiny piece of machinery whose sole purpose is to bring back the dead from their slumber. It’s canon that most Ghosts don’t find their Guardians for decades, with some waiting centuries to find the right person to resurrect.

Not only that, but I’m guessing they have to do all of this alone. From what I’ve seen, Ghosts don’t really have any offensive attacks, so they can’t protect themselves. The most they can do is flit around quickly to get away from any enemies.

And then, once they do find their Guardian, there’s no telling how they would react. Would the Guardian be grateful to them, or would they blame their Ghost for bringing them back? Would their Guardian be useful against the fight, or would they be cannon fodder? Would they be a Guardian that stands with the Light, or would they end up like the warlords, or Dredgen Yor?

Worst of all, finding a Guardian means having the most difficult job of all:

opening doors

Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.
—  Andrew Boyd- Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe 
Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.
—  Andrew Boyd, Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe