You’re socially awkward. You should try making friends. The way you
laugh is weird. You need to lose some weight. Get a boyfriend. Don’t
spend so much time on the internet. Study more, relax less. Your outfit sucks.
No one will ever love you if you don’t start acting friendlier. That test was
so easy, how could you fail it? You look so tired, it’s repulsing. What’s wrong
with you, can’t you speak properly? Stop complaining about being bullied, there
are people that have it worse than you!
Voltage inc. men:
This is my healthy obsession.
each time you make me feel worthless, lonely, abnormal, or insecure, I find
relief in these words of comfort. Because, whenever the truth of my existence
tries to tear me down, I’ll always have my dreams, my fictional characters, and
my little otome world. Because, despite being stuck in this shallow, judgemental
society, I know that I can freely swing from a universe to another. Because I
am given the opportunity to live inside my head, away from you.
think I am detached from reality? You’re wrong. I am deeply, emotionally, and
entirely connected to the reality of my own feelings, my own pleasure, my own
self… I am blind and immune to your idiotic rules, your typical expectations,
your mocking laughter, and your unjustified insults. I choose to acknowledge the people, things and activities
that make me happy. I choose to convert reality as I enjoy it, turning it into my own happiness. I am a human being. I am able to create my own reality.
be ashamed of loving the strange things that make your weird little heart
Otome games make me happy. It’s as simple as that.
This is a post of appreciation. Voltage, thank you for putting a smile on my face, whenever I feel sad. :)
(That ended up sounding more dramatic than I expected. But I hope I am not the only one that feels this way. xD)
Anonymous Request: So I saw the headcannon a while back about what MC is like in each game, and I was just curious if you could possibly do one about how you think the MC in each game would react to a dangerous situation? (it could be funny or serious!)
Ohhh this is an interesting one! I surely can, hope you like them! :) These are just my opinion so everyone keep that in mind lol Also keep in mind that the games I haven’t played (or just aren’t very familiar with) will not be included.
They’ve treated us with a barrage of romance titles for everyone to enjoy ranging from heroic princes to otherworldly monsters to rich men to samurai warriors.
But it isn’t perfect…
Voltage will often try to “improve” by adding voice actors to their characters.
Sounds exciting right?
Only to find out that only one or two characters get their voices for only a SHORT amount of time, while the other characters you love get nothing…
And that purchased voiced story cost you…almost 5$ right?
Your poor money right?
Another issue is the duration of special stories for the same price.
User and Voltage fan: @enchantedsylveon
posted a complaint when she explained when she bought an EITM “Etherial Desire” sub story of Miyabi’s and Chikage’s.
Both of these stories were the same exact price of $2.99.
This user was very smart by addressing the problem as when she played both stories, she had timed them on her iPhone.
One story was about 50 minutes long while the other was an hour long.
Why do we have to pay for the same price if one story was going to be longer?
Why couldn’t Voltage do what they usually do by merging 2 episodes of both characters into one story package?
This doesn’t seem very fair…
And speaking of fairness, I’d like to address the problem of this years summer election.
In the last two years, Voltage Inc hosted an election for us fans to vote on our most favorite characters.
Naturally, Eisuke Ichinomiya from Kissed by the Baddest Bidder had one two years in a row for his popularity rate.
Which brings us to the 2016 election in which this year has a starry theme.
Hmm? Now what Voltage game has to do with stars?
As the days went on, the amount of votes grew stellar and very high in numbers.
This caused the “King” of Voltage, Eisuke himself to begin to win like every year.
This seemingly did not sit well with Voltage Inc as they desperately needed a SCM “starry themed” character to win.
As a result, Voltage Inc went under “maintenance” for about 72 hours which cost the fans days off of voting until the election would be officially over.
When the election was back online, feelings of shock, anger, and sadness were expressed on Voltage fans everywhere as numbers of votes and places of characters were decreased and changed.
Voltage sent a note claiming that a lot of us fans…had cheated in the election votes…
That sounds pretty unrealistic considering how only we “cheaters” can participate only by clicking a heart that reads “VOTE” next to our characters with the amount of ballots given to us or the actual money we had paid with.
Characters like Scorpio were shot to the top while fan favs like Chikage were thrown to the bottom.
Voltage had then decided to give us a survey about the election in which fans decided to pour out their honest feelings.
In turn, Voltage ignored us fans and our feelings as they continued to count their Yen.
With these elections and contests come “amazing” prizes.
These prizes including tiny buttons, low quality key chains, and flimsy barely decorated bags.
You think with all our hard work us fans put in to these contests by paying for stories, paying for ballots and votes and even taking time out of our personal lives by drawing fanart just to submit to Voltage, the company could use their billions and create and give us better quality items.
And not just any items, but bodypillows, character figurines, and Voltage anime/manga.
And not only do winners of contests deserve these but the entire fanbase as a whole.
Voltage could start by selling these good quality items.
Not only that, but Voltage should also include in their games: more voiced stories of all their characters, more crossover stories, and the same duration of similar sub stories or if not, conjoin them into one pack for a single price.
ANOTHER THING!!! Forcing us to transfer our highly paid amemix titles to one little jam packed app to resemble that app: Episode by making us follow a ticket system and making us log in with Facebook is absolute BULLSHIT!
There is NO music, you can’t jump to your favorite chapters, the app itself is unorganized, the text font is awful, abc it’s even HARDER to earn CGs!
Some people LOST their stories they paid for and are left with nothing! HOW COULD YOU FUCKING DO THIS TO US?!
THIS POST IS A PETITION FOR VOLTAGE TO MAKE THESE CHANGES IMMEDIATELY!
Something different - Not a fan fiction but a story based around voltage.inc
Ever since our end of year exams had finished, I had gone back to doing what I love best - dating fictional characters. It had been so long since I checked the apps that I had completely missed all of the new stories out as a result of me turning off my notifications in case of distractions. For the first time in a while, I opened one of the apps and next thing I know I’ve downloaded a new app and compiled a list of the characters I wanted with the price. Coming to a hefty total, I dipped into my savings with enough to buy a set of iTunes gift vouchers. Unfortunately, there’s nowhere so close by that I can walk to get them so I decided to use this opportunity to have a day out with my friends. It was only me, Angelina and Lee that decided to go out since the others were busy but I was excited to spend the day with my two best friends.
After a little bit of shopping and wondering shops, playing a very dangerous game of ‘guess the price’ while shopping in River Island, I finally got to a shop where they sold gift vouchers. Ange knew a lot more about my virtual haven that Lee did but the first question she had to ask was,
“Does your boyfriend know about this?” That was a big, fat no.
“Are you insane? I still can’t believe I have a boyfriend given my past relationship experience. I sure as hell won’t bring this up and drive him off when he sees the folder of otome apps on my phone.” I’ve been particularly careful to hide my phone from Kyle in case he sees the apps, the screenshots, my tumblr, wattpad or even my notes section where I’m writing fan fiction. Ever since I asked him out and he said yes, I swore I would never let him find out about this for obvious reasons. Of course, Ange decided to be my friend and not tell him but also decided to be a biatch and use it against me. How often I’ve heard,
“Please could you buy me something when you get your lunch?”
“Go get it yourself.”
“Shall I tell Kyle that you spent £25 on an iTunes gift voucher for a dating sim?”
“… Would you like a brownie or a flapjack?”
“Brownie please!” She’ll chime with the sickliest of smiles. Even still, she will listen to my emotional outbursts or ask whether lovestruck have released a new lesbian yet. Her favourite so far is Aurora James.
Lee on the other hand barely knows anything about it. All that he knows is from disputes he’s settled between me and Ange when we show him characters and ask whether they are good looking or not. Genuinely. Most of the time they are.
I tried to be subtle when buying my vouchers along with a drink but Lee caught me at the till.
“Two vouchers? That’s a lot. Are they for someone’s birthday?”
“No, they’re just for me. I want to make purchases on my iPad.”
“What are you spending so much on?” This time Ange butts into the conversation.
“You know when we show you those guys and ask for your opinion? It’s for that.” He just looked at me like, 'WTF?’
“How much do you spend on those games?”
“Not much. It’s like £3.99 which is good when you think about how expensive other books are.”
“Still that’s a lot of money. If it were me I would have bought a new wardrobe or loads of makeup.”
“Well, that’s you. You know I don’t like makeup and I’ve got enough clothes so buying more just seems pointless to me. I’d rather save up all of my money and spend it whenever instead of splurging it as soon as I get it. You choose makeup and-” Just then, Ange cuts me off.
“-And you choose fictional characters.”
“Exactly!” Then comes the dreaded question.
“Does Kyle know about it?”
“What do you think?”
“Tell him. He has to know.”
“No, he doesn’t.” Why is everyone so persistent about me telling my boyfriend that I play romance sims?
“Cause it’s just SO cool that I’m sure he would fall deeper in love with me.” My voice drips with sarcasm.
“Just be honest. If he really loves you, he wouldn’t care.” I don’t think they realise how much I cherish my boyfriend that I don’t want to do anything to jeopardise our relationship. Kyle is one of the coolest guys I know. He’s really popular for being so easy to talk to. We’ve been friends for a while although I was never as close to him as other people are. I convinced him to come to one of my shows - Rock of Ages - and he loved it so much saying how much fun it must be to be a part of our group. Knowing how he would be accepted immediately since he’s an amazing dancer, I convinced him to join. Of course he was accepted and we started spending more time together until I finally grew a pair and told him how I felt. I’ve grown up on the belief that you don’t ask for something, you don’t get so I thought at least they would know about my feelings and there might have been a possibility that they would say yes. Honestly, I was expecting a no which usually happened followed by them making fun of me; just shows they were the wrong people to catch feelings for. I had a good feeling that Kyle wouldn’t tease me and that he would let me down gently. Turns out he thought I was sweet and wanted to try going out. He thought if you reject love, you’ll probably never find it. Turns out we’re both philosophical. I didn’t want to lose him. He’s WAY out of my league. Just imagine a pro dancer, amazing actor, smart, friendly, sports beast going out with an otaku introvert who spends their free time playing otome games. Yeah… enough said.
Once I bought my vouchers, we had Greggs pasties for lunch and went to our secret hang out on this building roof with a car park that no one ever goes. Getting home after six, I started making my purchases.
Our group decided to go out again and I managed to buy and read all of the stories I wanted to. Ange is usually more interested and asks what I spent my money on which results in me babbling as if I was on five energy drinks.
“Well, I bought all of Toma season one from irresistible, Rikiya’s season 3 from school affairs, all of the My Mr Jealousy stories from scandal along with Chiaki’s season 3 from our two bedroom. My heart can’t take it. Chiaki got jealous because this photographer proposed to the MC but Chiaki has really low self esteem because of his childhood. Toma is a cheeky bugger but I absolutely love him. They gave each other nicknames like neophyte and Todd because he acts like a toddler. I feel that he’s the most realistic character because they show his passion for his work instead of just the MC-”
“You on about those games again?” Lee interrupts.
“Yeah. They’re soooo good!”
“I’m gonna tell Kyle you play them.”
“You know what, Lee, I know you won’t because you’re all introverts. Who’s going to tell him when none of you have had a proper conversation with him? That’s what I thought. You won’t tell him.” I should have thought about that ages ago when I told Ange. She’s especially shy when it comes to talking to new people. I remember when we first met, she was quiet until she found out I watched black butler and our friendship took off. There’s no way they will tell Kyle.
A few days later, there was another story I wanted to read so I was doing so in the living room while my mum popped out to get some shopping. While I was smiling at my phone in my dream world, I was interrupted by a knock on my window. The last person I expected to see was there - Kyle! Usually he calls if he wants to come over but this time, he’s just come and he looks a little fidgety. Locking my phone, I put it down and answer the door. Kyle just immediately starts talking.
“Sorry, Babe. I know I call usually but Lee just texted me saying you were cheating on me with someone called Todd. I trust you, it’s just, I never talk to Lee so to hear that from him, I freaked out a little. I trust you, really, but whose Todd?” Lee! You didn’t!
“No no no no no! You don’t have to worry about Todd.” Geez, that came out wrong. “What I mean is he isn’t what you think.”
“Can I see your phone? It would just make me feel better if I see your messages and it’s just a friendship.” Now I’ve made him doubt me… It’s about time I’m honest and told him, even if he doesn’t like me afterwards. I take his hand and lead him into the living room. Picking up my phone, I go into the app and give it to Kyle.
“This is Todd. I’m not cheating on you; it’s just a game.” I point to Toma and select a random chapter as I start tapping the screen. I can’t even look him in the eye, I’m so embarrassed. This is harder than I thought. Kyle just keeps tapping and reading while his expression remains unreadable. For the first time in what feels like hours which is only minutes, he makes an affirming sound and speaks.
“Hm. So that’s it. That’s alright then.” Jesus, I didn’t even know I was holding my breath until I let it go.
“I started playing them about three years ago so before we were going out I want to specify. I just carried on playing since I kind of invested so much time on them.”
“Them? How many are there?” I press the home button which takes him to the folder full of them. Some with particularly embarrassing pictures.
“I’m sorry I didn’t tell you, Kyle, but for obvious reasons I couldn’t.”
“Why not? It’s cute. I didn’t know you were into this.” Did… did he just… what? My face feels ridiculously warm. I bet it’s completely red right now.
“You don’t mind?”
“No. I’d prefer this than to find out you’re cheating on me.”
“You’re too amazing. I would never cheat on you.” One of the things I love about Kyle the most is when he’s cool and collected, if you give him a compliment he starts grinning like a child while aww-ing with thank yous. His smile makes me weak. It’s like it’s my kryptonite.
Giving my phone back to me, I put it in my pocket and Kyle treads forward a little to wrap his arms around me. Despite going out for a few months, we’re still a little shy doing stuff like this. I didn’t think I would find a guy at my age who wouldn’t be like other guys our age, who just love the attention in a relationship. It really seems like he loves me personally. I would have never guessed that he would also accept my hobbies as a part of me. Especially one with other guys in my life, even if they are all fictional.
this pretty much sums up what i printed from japan family mart this two months with the help of my friends.
excuse me while i go fangirling!! I AM SCREAMING COS THEY HAVE 2L SIZE WHICH IS DOUBLE THE ORIGINAL SIZE. i think i’ll print them in 2L from now on. oh gawd LOOK AT THESE BABIES IN 2L SIZE BROMIDE SO PWETTY!!!
btw i’m open to trade and sales for my extras. drop me a message if interested. i have others for sales too ;)
look at my stash of bromides from voltage. ok i seriously dump so much in printing omg
Okay I just wanna say that I have been part of this fandom for a long while now and I’ve been around, met a few lovely people and admired many others from afar because I’m pretty shy and its super hard for me to introduce myself, especially when I think the other person is way cooler than me (which is usually the case)
but I wanted to say that our fandom as a whole….is literally amazing. We have some of the greatest fanart, fanfiction, and roleplay creators I’ve ever seen, I won’t list names for the sake of not leaving anyone out, but I’m sure we all know who I’m talking about. They literally bring these boys to life and never cease to amaze me with how kind and appreciative they are of their followers.
Not only that, but I haven’t seen that much hate in this fandom (I might just be really unobservant) Everyone really supports each other. A lot of us seem to have a bit of darkness in our past, and I feel like it really pulls us together.
Don’t get me wrong I’m a sucker for the games and I love playing them, but I don’t think I would have gotten this into Voltage without all of you bringing them to life. This isn’t just a fandom, this is seriously a community, and a great one.
You guys are the reason I can actually write this and post the occasional fanart or piece of writing without having a nervous breakdown. So, your’e all awesome, I love all of you!