July (mostly) Writing Report #1

Those who follow me on Twitter, may have caught that I’m participating in World Anvil’s Summer Camp. If you caught that, you may even have caught my Summer Camp Pledge.

This post is part of that. Mostly. It also shows I’m still alive, I suppose, and actually getting back to work after my break!

I planned on getting this done yesterday but I was tired and not feeling great, while also freaking out completely over something. So here we go.

Aside from Summer Camp, I’m actually participating in Camp Nano as well, and I have plenty of writing related work to do. This also shows that I’m not just sitting on my hands doing nothing regarding writing, even though I won’t be posting any new chapters or episodes in my stories for a while still.

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Past Life Countess, Present Life Otome Game NPC?!

“…I see. I understand now. Hehehe.”

When she finally managed to get something out, her voice was raspy. Maybe she had hit her harder than I thought?

“You’re quite a strange NPC, aren’t you? You’re a character whose existence I can’t seem to override. And yet that very existence makes this different from the world in my game.”

My existence itself was being rejected.

“I mean, I wasn’t selected as the scholarship student…”

Isn’t that simply due to your grades? I tried my hardest to get in for free!

“…and it wasn’t me the Prince rescued…”

Prince? She must mean Mochizuki. But it would so crass for someone to actually try to force a rescue by throwing themselves onto—No a lady never points out the obvious.

“…my hair wasn’t even pink…”

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Urara Tendou was reborn into a land with more advanced technology after a life as nobility in the kingdom of Lacrofine, which she found was similar to medieval Europe. But that’s less important—what’s important is that she’s a commoner! She’s free! She’s happy. But she could never shake off the habits from her past life, growing up to be a lady courteous to even her parents. So when she enters to St something Delia something School, she’s mistaken for someone from a rich family, and not a student on a scholarship.

But it’s also when she begins high school her troubles begin, with the seemingly crazy girl Shizuku Arimoto being on her case about… interfering with her “events”?? What does that even mean?

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Ikyoudo + Ikyoudo II

Rokunosuke’s the son of a poor farmer with no money to pay the cruelly high taxes. One day when he’s off helping another farmer, his father is brutally killed and his home burnt to the ground, so he decides to avenge his father. However, Oyuki changes his mind, but it only lasts for a while…

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Look Into My Eyes

Three out of four members of The Indent Girls wished to quit the idol group Mami is a member of. Following the announcement, Mami struggles with accepting it, but does her best to handle her own regrets and feelings, while looking back at where she came from.

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Partial Hiatus Notice

Partial. Note the partial! I’m not disappearing again, no.

Okay. So it’s like this.

On Monday, I manage to badly injure my right foot and left knee. We were a bit suspicious it might be fractured. It doesn’t seem so now, a few days later, as I can, for a while every day, support my weight on it, it doesn’t look bruised, there’s no swelling, I can move my toes just fine and all that. I still need to spend most of my time in bed though. It’s not fully ruled out either, because last time I fractured a bone in my foot there was no swelling and just a teeny tiny bruise. It could be the same injury, just the other foot. Continue reading “Partial Hiatus Notice”

Billionaire God of War

“Mum, I know you still don’t understand me, neither do you trust me fully. But I will work hard so that you can accept me. If I can’t become your son-in-law, I would like to at least be your son.”

Jiang Ning continued seriously. “I’m going to call you Mum forever.”

Lin Yuzhen is the only granddaughter of Lin Xiao, who has created money from nothing, rising in society from a little candy shop. But because she’s a granddaughter and her father disabled, she lacks any value to Lin Xiao. On the urging of his grandsons, he decides to have someone marry into her family. Jiang Ning is chosen, as he has a history of mental illness, is homeless and seems to be ten years older than Lin Yuzhen. He looks like the worst potential candidate for her!

Little do the Lins know that Jiang Ning is one of the richest men in the world, and he has come to protect Lin Yuzhen, to repay a debt.

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Reading Platforms Master Post

Note: This post will be updated continuously. It’s not as thorough as I want it to be, but I wanted to publish it more than I wanted to wait until my second hip dislocation was fully healed (and potentially get stuck in bed for another month or two in case i have the same injury again). It’ll be updated very soon, assuming I can sit more than a few minutes without severe pain.


Not only is today’s post late, but also a little different. I don’t really talk about parenting on this blog, since it’s not the focus, nor do I usually make posts that target parents or other legal guardians.

Well, today that is exactly what this post is about. Well, it’s targeting parents to keep their kids safe, so it sort of touches on parenting.

This post came to be during a bout of insomnia (which I still suffer from) when I went into a webnovel/webcomic binge (which I’m still in). I decided to explore different platforms, considering making some batch posts covering them. This was all fine and dandy until I came across a platform with highly questionable content, with users mentioning their young ages. My worry, as a parent, for these kids (who clearly need a lesson in internet safety themselves) led me to the decision to make a post covering all platforms I can find and access (and understand!)… and here we are. Continue reading “Reading Platforms Master Post”

Batch #14: Boys Love

Here we got a third BL webcomic batch! Sort of odd to drop that on White Day, but that happens when you need to throw something in. My obsession with gay men has been lasting quite a long while by now, strangely enough. Some of these are on the more mature side, but I’ll add my NSFA rating for each. This time the stories can be found on Tapas.


Eyes on Me (by loonytwin)
Evan forgets his keys at a friend’s house. His friend’s not going to be home, but as his roommate’s home, Evan can get his keys, anyway. Only, the roommate was hotter than he expected. But is the cute guy interested in him too, or just playing around?

This one was pretty good at the beginning, but I lost interested after a while. I guess it simply lost its momentum and fell flat after the main ship more or less fully set sail. The art’s really nice, and I didn’t really mind the mature parts. I’d still put it somewhere around 4.5/10 on the NSFA scale. The handling of pacing oneself in a relationship has been good though, so I’ll give it that. Not the greatest one in this batch.

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The Misfortune Devouring Witch is Actually a Vampire?!

Yuuri Watoh keeps a little shop to which no one goes. She sells teas and other herbal option for deal with ailments. However, she’s known as a Misfortune Devouring Witch, so she receives no customers. Until a fateful day Count Ernest Travis Selden visits her shop on the behalf of the king after being recommended to him. Despite the price he has to pay, he keeps coming back to Yuuri’s displeasure.

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Supporting Aksys: Otome Games, the Vicious Cycle and the Rift in the Community

Okay, I know. This is the day I’m supposed to post a review. I get it. This is my second non-review post in a row. But on a whim and a with every little ounce of energy I had to give to care about the otome games and josei-muke, I wrote this.

Naja at Blerdy Otome made an excellent post about Elitism in the Otome Game Community. As a “veteran” I will address this elephant in a bit, but more importantly, I am taking the time to — once again — bring up problems with Aksys.

If you think this is a post where I’ll be saying “Boycott Aksys Games!!” you’re completely wrong. I don’t believe that to be the solution. Buying form them isn’t good, and I will always refer to optional companies to get games from, but limitations remain: Aksys Games have certain titles, and some will want to play those. Boycotting them won’t solve that problem.

If you, however, expect me to explain why I don’t support them, you are completely right. I will go over my reasons why, and what harm I see supporting the company has on the otome games. This elephant is the one I will primarily address.

But first, elitism.

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