Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Kaleidoscope Dating Sim: A Review

So I have a confession guys:

I have a soft spot for dating sims.

I know, it's silly, and I'm probably waaaaay too old for them, but they're easy and kinda cute. I started with apps for my phone, and those are frustrating as all hell since you can only do so much at one time and I want to know the ending NOW.

So I kind of got back in to them with Jurassic Heart (I'll post some pictures and my thoughts on that tomorrow) which is silly and extremely quick.

But then I needed more. I also didn't want to pay because I'm waiting to spend my hard-earned cash on Hatoful Boyfriend since it's on Steam. So I googled around and I found this one: Kaleidoscope Dating Sim (1). I had no idea wtf I was doing.

Basically you have 30 "sleep cycles" (days) to meet someone and to find your dream soul mate so you can leave.

All you do, as I found, is click on things. Repeatedly. Over and over. It was also really annoying that when you responded to your chosen victim (mine was Angel, pictured below) they say things like "nice" or "hmmm" after to tell you how you did, but DON'T ACTUALLY FUCKING RESPOND TO YOUR REPLY. Jeebus. It was really annoying. Also if you say the wrong thing you have to use precious hp to choose the correct answer instead of simply moving on, as what would happen irl.

Angel, who is wearing lingerie in a pond for some reason??
I think it was a cute idea, but it got old after awhile. Here's a guide and here's a link to the creator's DA account.

Overall I'd give it a 6/10. The graphics were nice and it was a good idea, but not so great in practice.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

NaMoWriMo, Away!

Good morning everyone.

Well, it's morning to me. Late morning. Before I go to work. Well, whatever.

Anyway, this year I decided to take the plunge and write a book in one month. The more I think about it, the more crazy it sounds to me. I work so much, have all these other things I would like to do (like knitting a birthday present for my boyfriend). But all my life I've been writing, but I've never finished a damn thing. It is high time to change all that.

It's a science fiction novel, and it isn't one of the ideas I've had bouncing around in my mind for ages. I've always thought about going back and fleshing out those old tales, but will something really be good that I started at 15? No, probably not.

Anyway, I'm not sure where this will take me. I might never actually publish it. But I want to finish something, and that is very important to me.

I really officially began writing today, and so far I've put in 2,261 words. Not even remotely close to 50,000, eh? But it's a start. I don't care if it's good, I don't care if anyone likes it. I want to finish something.

Anyway, here's a link to my page. I may post some snippets here, I haven't decided yet.