As many of you know Namco High is a cute, bare bones dating sim with a fairly lighthearted tone. At first Davesprite’s storyline is funny and meta. He has the same powers of game construct self-awareness that he does in canon. Basically, he knows that he’s in a dating sim. He spends a lot of his event time telling you/the katamari-dude-who-is-your-avatar how the game works. Then things start to get surreal.
Let me explain - in most stories: whether they are tv shows, movies, visual novels, video games, the audience doesn’t see everything that happens to the characters during the course of the story. Characters get up, get dressed, eat, go to school, do tons of other mundane things that are never shown because that’s not the focus of the story. They have life outside of the 30 minute episode or three hour movie that is implied but never shown.
This game takes place during after-school detention. We don’t get to see what goes on during the other 23 hours in the day for these characters, but they occasionally mention events or interactions that happen outside of that time. They exist in a larger world they we have a window into.
Everyone except Davesprite, the poor bastard. He knows that his existence is confined to 6 optional events in a dating sim. To make matters worse, when you complete his story line (which is 50% meta, 30% over-extended metaphors, 25% confusion and 10% sad/cute) and start a new game HE FRICKING REMEMBERS WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PREVIOUS GAME^^^^. His opening dialogue actually changes, it’s mildly horrifying.
Basically, Davesprite is stuck in a game-induced time loop; like ground hogs day or Majora’s Mask where the same events repeat themselves indefinitely and no one else is aware of it except him.
He must have fallen into one of the more obscure circles of hell. The trapped-in-a-dating-sim-experiencing-the-same-predetermined-events-over-and-over-again-for-all-eternity circle - reserved for internet trolls and other masters of irony.
What I’m saying,
what I’m really saying in my heart is–
This is all fucked up and needs fanfiction immediately
It’s that time again to remember that we can avoid Doctor Who spoilers by installing Tumblr Savior to our browsers.
In one week the Doctor Who Christmas Special ‘The Time of The Doctor’ will air and all of us will be gif-making and screen-capping at rapid-fire pace.
It’s going to be a very big day, and because we will all be watching in different time zones and in different countries, we want to make sure that everyone who wants to avoid spoilers CAN avoid spoilers. Tumblr Savior allows us to do just that.
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Here’s a fantastic representation of how an unspoiled dashboard can look:
This right here. Fucking terrified me. I hope to go I never, ever hear the word ‘iiyo’ again. Fuck you too. I don’t know how anyone fails this scrap without meaning to, but Koujaku’s reaction if you do hurts me.
Can we please take a minute to appreciate this? When I first saw this I was in complete fucking awe of how stunningly, ridiculously beautiful this is. And the I saw the scene where he gets it.
For any of you who think he’s just being a bitch and getting tattoos don’t hurt that bad? This whole back piece (at least) was done in the Tebori method which takes about five times longer and is five times more painful than modern day tattoos done with electric needles.
And finally, this;
Very possibly my favourite CG in either game. He wears his hair like that for a fucking reason and no-one, fucking no-one on Midorijima knew about it. Add in the fact that he’s a complete man-whore and that gets really really impressive, alright? How to one up that? Even when the scrap fails and his mind breaks you still never see that tattoo. That’s how important it is to him to hide it.
But Aoba? Nah. Sure, took him a while to tell him about it but here he is. Not only leaving the thing in plain sight but also letting him fucking touch it.
It upsets me that so many people just disregard this route. Yeah, sure, it takes a while to learn anything about the actual character because Aoba’s been his friend since childhood, but it’s such a beautiful and terrifying thing. Koujaku’s bad route is the only one where Aoba gives up.
I wanted Claire to be the last one to die because Claire is the artist, Claire is the one who sees story. She sees the bigger picture. And because the series started with somebody in a car ending their life, I wanted to do somebody in a car driving off into their new life, into their new horizon. - Alan Ball