Wafuuu~!

Today is the 10th anniversary of Little Busters, yay~! \O/ Ten years ago today, my very favourite visual novel was released in Japan. I’m still waiting for the English Edition to be released on Steam… ‘.’ By the end of August, huh? And here I was hoping it would be released earlier. Oh well, it will be so worth it when it’s finally out!

Drinking champagne in celebration. Mmm, champagne is so good. Yum yum~ Nice to be able to celebrate uninterrupted. Ah, I remember the day I celebrated the fourth anniversary of my starting Little Busters (29th September) and I was going to watch a stream of the final episode of the Danganronpa 3 anime. I had already started on the champagne, the episode was literally just beginning… and my sister turned up to announce the 12 year old family dog (who had been taken in to the vet earlier) was dead, being put down.

… That sucked.

Anyway, let’s not dwell on sad things. Today is a day of celebration! Yahoo! So, what have I been doing? Uh… drinking champagne, hugging my Kyousuke dakimakura and listening to Little Busters music. Yeah, real exciting. XD I love being able to drink champagne for frivolous stuff like this, heh. Being an adult is great. :3 Nobody outside of the Japanese fandom is really talking about the tenth anniversary. The fandom on Tumblr died a long time ago…

The Kud Wafter anime is going to have the other members of the Little Busters besides Riki and Kud in it, so that’s awesome. Though it’s still in crowdfunding right now, and we won’t be seeing it until Fall 2019 at the earliest, so meh. Wonder if it will even reach the goal for a theatrical release. Hasn’t reached 30 minute OVA goal yet but I’m sure it will. A 20 minute OVA would be disappointing, like what even would be the point? I just want more Kyousuke.

Kyousuke in summer uniform. Mmm. :p~ Kyousukeeeee…

Happy birthday, Kyousuke!

Ah, yes, it’s midnight in Japan, so April 4th has begun and naturally that means it’s time to start celebrating my husbando’s birthday. By celebrating, I mean drinking champagne and blasting Boys Don’t Cry from my computer speakers. Youtube repeat sites are the best.

And then I remember I actually have Little Busters music right on my hard drive. Well, whatever.

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Happy birthday ❤

(yeah, yeah, this isn’t the first picture I’ve taken of my dakimakura with a glass of fizz. Meh.)

There’s plenty of reason to celebrate, Kyousuke’s birthday aside. Little Busters is finally progressing and is even on Steam Greenlight! \O/ And it’s even had a lot of work done on it. It’s not just a lazy dump of Perfect Edition in an advanced version of Reallive, nope. A new engine. Touch support. Improved backlog. Higher resolution graphics. It’s essentially the console version for PC with touch support.

I’m so excited.

Screencapping LB is going to be even easier now. No more alt + print screen and pasting in Photoshop… I did try Greenshot out but, meh. And that touch support… sweet. I can probably use my Wacom tablet for that. I do have a Windows tablet, though I’d have to install Steam on that. Visual novel reading on a tablet’s not so great ergonomically though… my neck and arms can attest to that.

Ahh, I’m so happy. An improved version of Little Busters… can’t wait for it to be released~

It is a bit ridiculous to be doing the Steam Greenlight thing, isn’t it? I mean they already got Tomoyo After and Harmonia through, shouldn’t be any need to do it again. Oh well, hopefully it won’t take long.

 

Melancholy

So, it’s Christmas Eve. Tomorrow is Christmas Day.

2016 is nearly over and what do you know, there’s still no release date for Little Busters on Steam. Not a single peep from Visual Art’s. Nothing but complete and utter radio silence. The Winter Sale on Steam is in full swing and there’s no way it’s coming out this weekend. Releasing it next week would be madness. Then again, they didn’t exactly demonstrate remarkable business sense with Tomoyo After’s release… out of nowhere during Anime Expo and the summer sale? Yeah…

I think we can safely assume Little Busters isn’t coming out this year after all.

I don’t know what I was thinking expecting it to come out this year. Clearly, I was foolish for harbouring such a ludicrous thought. All those weeks of waking up in the morning, checking Twitter first thing, anticipating news… I was really hoping for news. I guess I’ll just have to give up hoping for a release this year because it seems unlikely.

2016 has been the worst year ever. To hell with 2016.

Hopefully 2017 will be better.

2017 happens to be the tenth anniversary of Little Busters’s release. Little Busters was released July 27, 2007 in Japan. I’m hoping Visual Art’s will do something to commemorate the tenth anniversary. Maybe they will release an artbook like with Clannad. Perhaps it was always intended to release Little Busters on Steam in 2017 to coincide with the tenth anniversary. Still, if that’s the case, they could at least say something like “ETA 2017”, you know? It’s cruel to string us along, keeping us waiting and wondering.

Angel Beats 1st Beat and Rewrite+ still don’t have release dates either. VA really likes to keep quiet about release dates, don’t they?

It’s all just so frustrating. I know, I know, whining isn’t going to help matters and I should just be patient, but I’ve been waiting for the release of my favourite visual novel for so long. I know, it will be all worth it in the end when it finally comes out. I just really need to vent my frustrations at times.

Yoroshiku!

Okay, so I suppose WordPress is a thing now. I managed to get the name kyarorain. Yahoo, lucky! \O/ I’m honestly not sure what to talk about but I figured I might as well make a proper post after throwing out those template posts. Having an empty blog is kind of sad so gotta do something about that, you know?

Currently, I’m feeling very, very frustrated, but let’s not talk about that.

I should work on my Golden Sun site, but haven’t felt like doing anything lately. I used to be so creative and stuff, it’s kind of sad how my productivity rates have fallen. Remember when I used to write fanfiction and work on websites? Ahh, those were the days. Okay, yeah, I really can’t think of anything to talk about at the moment.

Maybe another time, huh?

Boredom

Meh, I’m bored. Maybe I should actually try being productive. Haha, yeah right. I’ve been reading Clannad… just got Nagisa’s route left to do before After Story is unlocked. Kinda annoyed at all the homo jokes… every time it’s brought up, it’s treated as creepy or weird or a joke, ugh. Little Busters was much better with how it treated the subject. Not perfect though… perfect would be having an actual Kyousuke route with Riki and Kyousuke becoming a couple. Still, there was plenty of subtext in Little Busters.

It would be nice to have an actual place for Little Busters fans to chat, but… eh. I don’t really care much for hanging out with the Key fandom in general (and even they hardly ever talk about Little Busters, it’s always Rewrite this and Rewrite that…). Tumblr’s not so bad (as long as you’re careful about where you tread…) and the Little Busters fandom there is decent, but Tumblr doesn’t work so well as a forum. It really is a blogging platform after all.

Meh. It’s only half past ten… I should get off my lazy ass and do something. Maybe do some vacuuming. When did I last vacuum my house? … Good question. >_> I keep thinking about that half drunk bottle of sparkling wine in my fridge too, which I started last night. No, bad self, no drinking until twelve at the earliest. Don’t act like an alcoholic…

There are no new Little Busters goods in the Visual Arts sale at Comiket… well, it’s all lewd crap so who cares… there’s a new Kud dakimakura being sold by a different company though. Ugh. Why does Kud have to be so heavily sexualized… she’s the youngest of the group and looks it too. Fricking pedophiles… Kud fans are the scourge of the Little Busters fandom.

… why did Kud have to be the one to get the spin off… right, because she’s popular. I like Kud but I find her popularity annoying. I have issues…

Okay, enough rambling, I’m gonna try and actually get something done.

Character Discussion

Didn’t get much writing done today, huh… I want to write, but I’m finding it difficult to actually write stuff. I can’t decide which prompts I even want to work on. So I’m going to just write in my blog.

There are way too many characters. o_o That’s how I feel sometimes. I prefer to focus on the childhood friends. The other girls beside Rin aren’t necessarily bad characters, I do like them, but I find if I have them all involved, my fics get bogged down in endless talking.

How’s that any different to the common route of Little Busters? LOL, I know >_> I actually prefer the scenes where all the childhood friends are together, and with as few of the other heroines besides Rin. Not that I don’t enjoy stuff like Kick The Can…

Scenes where Riki’s talking with a single heroine who isn’t Rin can actually feel pretty weak in comparison. Sure, there are some decent scenes, but I just really prefer the scenes with the other boys around.

Maybe that’s one reason why Refrain is so great, the heroines aren’t around? Eh… The interaction, the humour, the dialogue is really solid in Refrain. Refrain is great. The common route is great too.

I really just want to write about Kyousuke & Riki & Rin, and there’s no harm in having Masato and Kengo around either. Komari’s good to have around too so she can be in lesbians with Rin. Kurugaya is a fun character too though, with her perversion, and Mio for being a fujoshi. Hell yeah. Haruka and Kud are just, okay. I do like them though, I swear.

What about Kanata, Sasami and Saya? Ehh. I don’t really care about them. I don’t *dislike* them, I guess, I just have no interest in writing them. Sure, I guess they have managed to worm their way into the odd chapter or one-shot though. I’d just prefer to focus on the main cast.

The boys need more love, dammit. ;_; I want a Kyousuke figure. At least there’s the Kyousuke dakimakura, but I want a figure. I also kinda wouldn’t mind a cross-dressing Riki dakimakura. Huehuehue. Not gonna happen though. I figure we’re done with new Little Busters dakimakuras. Probably done with new Little Busters figures too.

At least there’s the anime box sets coming out soon. A Refrain one should follow. I’d like to see something new for the Little Busters 10th anniversary~ Probably won’t be much more than an artbook, but I wouldn’t mind a new artbook. Just gimme new Little Busters things. ;_;

Starting over?

Getting imbibed on alcohol while lying in bed is ever so fun. Nothing like lying in bed and sipping a glass of wine. Living on my own is awesome.

So, what am I going to talk about now? Hmm. I wonder if I might start over on some of my sci-fi prompts for Mission Insane. Body Swap was fun, with Riki accidentally starting a rumour about Rin being a cross-dressing boy, but it got bogged down in dialogue and feels a bit, egh. As much as I love Little Busters, I apparently don’t want to write like Maeda.

*glances at Charlotte*

Yeah, don’t write like Maeda.

… yes, I know I’m making no damn sense now.

But I want to write stuff that’s more… serious? Action-y? You know, with plot. I guess. If it’s just proceed from Point A to Point B with nothing but people talking, it’s a bit dull. I need to be more adventurous~

Unfortunately, sometimes I kind of suck at thinking of ideas.

NaNo is always a hurdle. All the dragging out I have to do…. T_T