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2019.03.16 09:12 iSaithh ProgrammerAnimemes

You heard fucking right! This is a subreddit dedicated to programming memes that have anime references
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2011.08.27 18:15 /r/AnimeSuggest Suggestions and requests for anything related to anime subculture

Suggest an anime, manga, light novel, or visual novel that you've seen and loved, or ask about what to watch, read, or play next!
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2017.12.01 08:44 ArcadiaAoi 5-Toubun No Hanayome

A subreddit dedicated to Negi Haruba's manga and anime 5-Toubun no Hanayome a.k.a. The Quintessential Quintuplets!
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2023.05.27 21:26 Beneficial_Increase6 need help getting started

M25,
I used to lurk here for many years.
I will give a long description of what has happened with me, because I need help, I feel hopeless, no my life has not fallen apart, but things could have been better.
I found porn way back in high school (before 2010) , and masturbation started there as well. I was masturbating regularly.
it was not very bad and in control because I was living with my parents and siblings, kept it discreet.
after sometime, I got sick of Masturbation habit, thought it was going out of control, i did not usually use porn during masturbation.
At this point I should have realized that I was craving intimacy, but never tried to persue a partner.
later in pre-college life was super busy, but I managed to rub one out every week or so, did not consume any porn then.
when I joined college, suddenly I was out of parents house, 17y old with smartphone, computers and internet.
I started watching high quality porn and used it for masturbating, I was doing this so much more than an year ago. I have started building and organizing a porn collection.
at this point in college, a guy who watched anime 24*7 introduced me to (japanese anime porn)hentai, and that too was a particular famous genre >!NTR!< where the audience is humiliated and emotionally hurt,
it was such a taboo material. now I was also exploring hentai genres, and also found >!JAV!< japanese porn, where you find much more genres than you normally get in western porn.
I was consuming all sorts of porn every now and then and using it for masturbation. It was getting really bad. this went on for over a year.
then something bad happened in life and I was not in the same mental state that I had been in past year.
so I came across the porn collection, and I thought of looking at the girls in porn who i (18yo me) was mad in love with(this was physical attraction, not love, my dumbass didn't know any better).
I was following their social and what not.
so I started watching them in porn, and for the first time it felt repulsive, I was ashamed of myself and I thought what the hell was I watching. lot of thinking and agony lay I ultimately deleted the porn collection for good.
I thought of never doing this again.
but I did it again, made accounts on websites and managed bookmarks in folders to organise the collection. the same old routine.
later got sick of it all and deleted it all an year later. once again thought of never going back.
I decided to join a gym. it was a relatively peaceful time, I was masturbating way lesser times and was in stable mind and keep away from porn. i got good gains, it felt good.
It only lasted for a semester because Uni admins decided to close it down for some reason.
at this point, it was back to old routine, made another porn collection, but later deleted it, but continued using online porn for masturbation.
I have relapsed so many times at this point in life.
I used to distract myself with reading books, play computer games, watch movies online.
computer games became a problem but I have it under control now.
cut to pandemic times, I was safe at home. now I was stressed out because of job and all. now I found adult games, or porn games. this was my new obsession now.
you are thrown into a fantasy world, and you are there for hours and hours. this is now part of the problem. developed couple of fetishes here.
so now again this back and forth, relapsing again and again,
just last week I started building a porn collection, and again realized and asked myself, what in the fuck am I doing? so, deleted it a few hours ago.
I am getting sick of this back and forth.
and past couple years horny levels have reached a new high, I am masturbating way more often than before, and consuming way more porn,
also I feel like I am down bad for any slightly attractive girl i see.
getting sick of consuming porn and masturbating. I do realise I can't get rid of masturbation, so want to reduce it as much as I can.
I have had success here, I did not masturbate or watch porn for 2-3 months, many times but relapsed due to some stupid reasons.
I have tried to educate myself about porn industry, so that I can tell myself to avoid it, for the sake of atleast my well-being.
while I write this I think I have developed certain fetishes for porn like 1.>!spit play!<, 2.>!corrupting and then performing acts with a Nun or some woman!<, 3.>!Harem!<, 4.>!King game!<, 5.>!MILF(especially stepmom)!<
and I think I also have the 6.>!cuckold!< fetish, because I watch that genre of porn and see myself in the dominant position, that is, drawing pleasure from someone's emasculation and emotional hurt, also the scandal raises the excitement , so I don't know if it applies here.
I simply do not like any of this shit, I have realized that these fetishes, IRL , they are not me, like this is a fucking worm that has burrowed in my head and makes my life worse.
I mean 1. is just yuck. then we have 2. which is straight up heinous( i developed this watching hentai and playing porn games). then 3. and 4. are just fucking unreal,
like I have to deluded as fuck to believe in that shit. for 5. I seriously do not see myself with a partner with a big age gap, so there. and incest is just no.
then 6. is just scary to me, irl I will not take it very well if I was in the position of the emasculated one, I would fall apart.
and if I was in the position of the one emasculating, i simply can't, that is not ok, I am not that kind of person, this is just not healthy.
I think, I will try(again) to make efforts to cut off from porn and other explicit material, limit masturbation to as little as possible, because I do not like it.
I used this account for nsfw stuff before, I couldn't post using other alts , but I will purge it all to clean it.
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2023.05.24 13:18 mybossthinksimmormon Why are there no laws being passes on AI art, specifically when it comes to images of under 18?

I was looking at different Ai art websites to use for my D&D campaign and such. The amount of sexual images was insane! I am very sex positive and AI porn is a really cool concept except for one major thing. There were a scary amount of realistic looking art of very young, highly sexualized characters.
Now Hentai has had this argument before, but it was still obviously animated. And the morality behind it is still argued about. But anybody could simply take a photo of a child and ask AI art to do whatever they want with it. Why is not being talked about when it is already a major issue?
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2023.05.23 21:02 CheloMello19 Nia’s Arc in XC2 Fails

New Outlook:
Let's get this out of the way, I dislike XC2 and find it to be an objectively poorly written story, however, I always thought that Nia’s arc was that diamond in the ruff and the one thing I could point to when talking positively about the narrative. Sadly my outlook has significantly changed after going over the story with a more critical lens. Simply put, her arc is awful. The story destroys it before it could even begin. But before getting off into the weeds, let's first talk about what we know about her as it will be the jumping-off point for this critique.
Nia’s Backstory and Motivation:
So let's start from the beginning. As we know Nia has a very tragic past. She was asked by her “father” to consume her “sister” who fell ill and later died. After her “father” also passed away she was left with no family. She was later captured by praetorian soldiers and put into prison for being a flesh eater. She was then rescued and broken out by Jin and because of this joined Torna. Nia's entire arc is about finding belonging in the world, and she seeks this by trying to find a new family to be a part of. She initially does this with Torna, but after learning about their true nature she leaves and learns that she was never truly loved while in their company. It is then that she seeks a family with Rex and friends and finds the love that she was missing for so many years.
If this was all that there was there would be nothing wrong, however, it always comes down to the way it is executed. Now it is time to get off into the weeds.
Claim 1: Vandam’s death is not pivotal toward Nia’s arc:
So as we know flesh-eaters are not very welcomed in the praetorium or the rest of the world for that matter. This most likely explains why Nia is so hesitant to reveal herself to the rest of the party in the beginning. Over and over again we see that Nia would rather face defeat or even death than expose her secret. This can be seen when she fought Malos on the Maelstrom and when she was captured by Ardainin soldiers in Torigoth. Both times choosing to face defeat. This all culminated in the fight between Akhos and Malos at the Olethro Ruins. Even after being put on the ground by Akhos and almost killed she still refused to transform. Had Mythra not shown up, Nia and everyone else most likely would have died that day. Remember that at this point Nia didn’t know about Mythra, meaning that with the information she had, she would have rather died than reveal her secret. Taking into account that she knew going into this fight that Akhos wanted her dead, I am confident that this is true (The Genbu Crown fight also reinforces this claim). Meaning that in this scene she is fighting for her life. One small mistake, and she could have easily been killed. This shows her reluctance to transform and to help others if it means revealing the truth.
Now, why would Nia do this? Well, maybe she believes that the team would look at her differently or believes that they would push her away, and she fears this. She fears losing her family again. That is why she chose not to save Vandham when she had the chance. In the scene, she clearly shows hesitation, but ultimately decides not to reveal her true form to save him. This is a burden she will have to carry forever. Her inability to act should fester within her mind, chipping away at her confidence, thinking to herself “Did I make the right decision that day.” But, this is XC2 we are talking about and that kind of writing would require effort. In fact, Nia’s decision not to save Vandham does not reappear in the story after this point. It is as if Vandham’s death was very cheap, and was only placed to elicit a similar reaction in the same vein as a certain someone. Had this story been written competently, we would have seen Nia struggling with her decision. This could span several chapters, culminating in revealing her identity to the Party. Rex then would have a choice in forgiving or blaming her for his death. Either option is fine but the fact that the game glosses over this major conflict point is insulting to the brain. Rex would of course ask Nia why she chose to let Vandham die and from this conversation, we would understand our characters better. At the end of the day, I don’t know how Rex feels about Nia’s reasoning behind allowing his friend to die. I don't know if he lacks the intelligence to understand how selfish her reasoning is. I don’t even know if he knows her reasoning at all. The story needed to address this and it never did.
I know many will say that it was addressed during the fight with Malos at the cliffs of Morytha and to those who do, you are wrong. Such an argument would require you to rewrite reality. Essentially the scene is Nia telling Malos that she now has a family that loves her and that she will use her powers to protect them, which she admits she didn’t do in the past. A vague insinuation is not enough to count as addressing and it certainly can not happen at the end of her arc. This is simply because Nia's entire arc is predicated on the fact that she is afraid to reveal her true identity. The game then uses Vandam’s death as a catalyst for Nia to overcome these feelings. If Vandham's death truly was the catalyst for Nia’s development then her decision to not save him should be present all throughout the story, not only at the end. And no her surprise Pikachu faces are not development.
Claim 1.5: Acceptance and forgiveness are two different things:
Also, I believe that I should make this perfectly clear, Nia’s acceptance of herself for what she is and forgiving herself for not saving Vandham are two different matters. While they are connected, as it was Nia’s cowardness that resulted in his death, they require different solutions. The story only poorly attempts to address her coming to terms with herself and never really has Nia reconcile with his death. To put it in simpler terms just because Nia accepts herself does not change the fact that she allowed him to die, and certainly wouldn't be enough to resolve her guilt. This is known because we see Nia get extremely guilty after Vandham tells the team that Torna had killed some of his buddies. Nia didn’t directly cause their death but feels guilty nonetheless because she supported and was a part of Torna just a couple of days ago. It is only after Vandham tells her that she is now on the right path, that she is able to overcome these feelings. Now, that was when she was indirectly involved in the deaths of people. How much guilt would she feel if she directly resulted in the death of a friend? When did she feel guilty about Vandham's death outside of the surprise Pikachu faces? That was the conflict and it was never addressed. Vandham’s death truly was only meant for shock value.
Claim 2: The Onsen Scene Obliterates Nia’s Arc:
One would imagine that if someone would rather die (or at the very least risk incarceration) than reveal their secret they would be very cautious in situations that might lead to exposure. Right? Then explain to me why she casually reveals her identity to both Mythra and Poppi during the onsen scene in Mor Ardain. First of all, she really has no connection with either one of these characters. She has only recently met Mythra in the last chapter and up to this point hadn’t spoken to her directly. As for Poppi, she is in a similar boat. She and Nia have not had a shared scene with each other either. Out of all the characters, it is bizarre that she chose these two. Secondly, why did she reveal her identity in the first place? She is either an idiot for going to a public onsen where anyone can see her core crystal or she purposely wanted them to see it, either way, this behavior does not coincide with a person who would have taken this secret to the grave. Some will try to explain this away by claiming that she grew as a person between chapters 3 and 4, however, the only major scene that can even support this absurd claim is the scene where Cole revealed himself to be a flesh-eater. And there is absolutely no way Nia would do the same just because Cole is one. Considering she’s known Patorka, Akhos, and Jin for a while, it doesn’t make sense that seeing one of her kind would make her want to open up to people. Lastly, the oddest part of this scene was when Nia tells Mythra and Poppi to keep this hidden from the others. But why? Had the Cole scene made a difference in her mindset, she would have revealed her secret to Rex, who seemed not too disturbed by Cole's announcement. In fact, of all the characters, Rex has been the most open-minded individual, so out of anyone she should have told him first. Actually, Nia has stated on multiple occasions that Rex might be too trusting of a person. Making this decision even more baffling. Also, I doubt Tora would care very much about her being a flesh-eater, the fact that he uses an artificial blade makes him very relatable as both are seen as outsiders. This scene single-handedly destroys Nia as a character for the rest of the game and It severely undercuts Vandham’s sacrifice as Nia nonchalantly reveals her identity to two people she barely knows rather than save a person that not only bonded with her but also sacrificed himself to save the team. Good job game. I want to be super clear so let me reiterate it in the simplest way possible cause I know that some will misconstrue my point. In chapter 3 Nia is scared to reveal her true form and in chapter 4 she reveals her true form to two people she barely knows and there is no reasonable explanation for why this is done. This right here ladies and gentlemen is a contradiction.
Also, the story has established that there is a massive stigma on being a flesh-eater, so this scene makes even less sense since there are literally two female Nopon within viewing distance of Nia (​​Flesh Eaters can be easily identified by their red-stained Cores), and considering that the penalty for being a flesh eater is prison it makes you really question Nia’s intelligence and mindset.
Also, Also, she is a known terrorist with wanted posters making this scene even dumber.
Also, Also, Also, you would imagine that there would be some type of conversation between Nia and Mythra about Vandham and the fight at the Olethro Ruins. Mythra has massive insecurities about her ability to have proper relationships stemming from her actions during the Aegis War. This causes Mythra to blow up on Rex for making her come out and rescue him during the fight with Malos and Akhos. After Mythra finds out about Nia, the person that refused to use their full power in the fight, may cause her to yell at her just like she did with Rex. On the other hand, Nia may project her insecurities and guilt onto Mythra asking her why she selfishly allowed Vandham to die when she could have emerged sooner in the fight that they were clearly losing. She would also ask why she only chose to come out when Rex's life was in danger, but no one else’s. But forget that, apparently, that's too complicated for the writers to handle, so instead let's have Mythra get over being nervous about her using her power in the next Chapter. And you know what, sprinkle in a “Baka, Hentai, Urusai” moment for good measure as the only scene bridging both scenes.
Claim 3: Nia lacks the development needed to justify her rescuing of Niall:
After the onsen scene, the next time Nia gets any “development” is when she saves Niall. Forget the fact that Niall should have had his body blown to pieces due to the sheer power of the bomb, which literally disintegrated Bana, who was only a couple of feet in front of him. Let's also forget that this sacrifice was not even needed, as Aegaeon’s shield would have protected him had he not stupidly run toward the bomb. Instead, let's look at what changed within Nia. Clearly, something must have changed considering in this scenario she decides to save Niall. So what was it? I don’t know and the game doesn’t either. This really comes out of nowhere. Up to this point, the game has not shown us any new developments with Nia. No solo scene, no introspection, no dialogue with her and other party members, nothing. The closest we get is that really bad onsen scene which doesn’t do much considering she doesn’t even address the Vandham issue and the scene's only purpose was to gin up curiosity about what Nia was hiding regardless of how much it damaged her character. Other than that nothing else can be remotely pointed towards to explain this dramatic change. I’m not joking, let's take this chapter by chapter. So as we know Vandham died at the end of chapter 3, and chapter 4 is focused on Pyra early on then switches to Tora, and Poppi once they arrive in Mor Ardain. Chapter 5 focuses on Pyra and Rex once they visit Fonsett village, but once they reach Indol then it shifts to Mythra, Rex, and Amalthus. Then our characters are distracted by Jin's attack and the beginning of the following chapter focuses on the fallout of that action. Nia really doesn’t get her own scene until maybe the moment she saves Niall but at that point, it is too late and there is still no explanation.
Surely the game didn’t have Nia develop off-screen … oh no they did. As far as I am concerned with the no development Nia got, we should have seen Niall die just like Vandham. She was not willing to expose herself to save Vandham but was willing to risk exposure to save Niall. In fact, it seems she had made up her mind prior to even knowing whether Dromarch's distraction would even work. She even goes as far as denying Dromarch’s request to reconsider. Talk about taking a major risk.
This is growth, but where did it come from? She seems not to hesitate when making this decision, unlike Vandham where her hesitation is clear. What is the foundation for this action? This is not something that the game is ready to address, as it itself has no idea and sadly doesn’t care to properly layout. You would imagine that this development would have happened during the side quest to get Rok’s Core crystal back, but nope. All Nia says during this quest are expositional lines such as reminding Rex and the audience that blades don’t die and that they forget about their past lives. The crazy part is that after this side quest Vandham’s name is never uttered again in the main story only being able to get a vague acknowledgment from Nia when they are fighting Malos at the cliffs of Morytha.
Claim 4: Rex’s and Nia's conversations in Spirit Crucible Elpys are decent but fail due to poor setup:
As mentioned throughout this entire post Nia has very little time in the main story to develop and any possible development is either rushed or forgotten. So when it eventually leads up to the few moments I considered to be decent they are undercut by poor development. Nia talking about her past is neat and Rex giving her words of encouragement is something, but how we arrive here is nonsensical. Why is Nia opening up about her past? Again, I ask what is the foundation for this action. It can’t be Vandham because she hasn’t even referenced him once since the Rok’s side quest and it can’t be Niall being revived because at that point she still decided to keep it secret. If the best you have is that both Nia and Rex have developed a friendship worth her spilling her secrets then I would simply point to the Onsen scene where she revealed her biggest secret to two people she barely knew. God that scene is awful. By the point of the Onsen scene, she had already established a pretty good relationship with Rex. Rex went out of his way to save her, he considered her a friend even with her past associations and had been proven to trust, to a ridiculous degree, random people. Nah, but instead she told Mythra and Poppi … What amazing writing. There really is no justification for why she told these two and not Rex. Let me be clear, Nia shouldn’t have told anyone at this point with the no development she's had, but if it were to be anyone then it would have been Rex. Thus any development that occurs after, like the Spirit Crucible Elpys scenes, is tainted by awful writing.
Because of all this even when she eventually does reveal herself to be a flesh-eater it is undermined by all the baggage listed above. The game then looks at her love life and her desire to be with Rex, which then causes the game to tell us that one of Nia's alternative desires is to become a yandere and keep Rex to herself. (Sigh) What a shame. Nia as a character had a lot of potential but the game squandered it.
Claim 5: The game's length gaslights people into believing it's written a competent story:
I think the reason why people aren’t able to notice this egregious writing is because the game is so damn long. Think about it. The game as a whole has about 14 hours worth of cutscenes alone. Add that to the fact that a majority of the time with XC2 will be in gameplay and it becomes clear that the audience will forget what happened in the last chapter or even the last scene. That is why I think many people give Nia’s arc a pass. I was one of those people. We assume that the game has done the heavy lifting by properly developing her to this point when in reality it hasn’t, but because you have a fuzzy memory of what took place prior, you accept the story at its word. The game fast-tracked Nia’s Arc without showing any of its work. We essentially went from A to D without showing how we got to B and C. In the end, the writers failed to give Nia a proper arc that followed its established continuity and it is for this reason that her Arc fails.
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2023.05.23 03:41 Guardian_Prince So many unnecessary romance and unnecessary sex in media entertainment forms

So much unnecessary sex and unnecessary romance in many forms of entertainment such as movies, television shows, anime, etc. A lot of the sex parts and the romance parts seem forced to the point that they don't fit the story and they create plot holes.
You want an anime that's like that? Welcome to the NHK!
Seriously, Welcome to the NHK's theme is clearly about the reality of loner weirdos, otakus, and neckbeards yet this anime still fucks up in many ways to the point that it is just confusing.
Why am I saying this? There are three female characters that do not make any sense in the story to the point that they don't seem to fit in Welcome to the NHK or the theme of Welcome to the NHK.
I have to say that the existence of these three female characters in Welcome to the NHK seems forced or they're written in ways that don't make any sense. It just doesn't make any sense that they're in Welcome to the NHK!
The three female characters I am talking about are these females:
  1. Satou's beautiful female senpai
She is a beautiful girl who was Satou's close friend in highschool. She is a popular girl in highschool who was a girlfriend to a popular basketball player boy(who was an asshole). She is the one who was getting bullied by her coworkers after she became a civil servant which is one of the reasons she tried to commit suicide.
What I don't fucking get about this girl is why the fuck did she hang out with Satou?! Why the fuck is she a friend of Satou?! It doesn't make any fucking sense.
In real life, popular girls such as popular highschool girls do not hang out with loner weirdo losers like Satou. They just don't! Popular girls even bully loner weirdo losers in other cases. And bullying in Japan is also far worse than bullying in the USA so the chances of a real-life popular Japanese highschool girl being friends with a loner weirdo loser like Satou is basically non-existent.
The most confusing and shocking part about this female character is that she fucking had sex with Satou the loner weirdo loser! What the fuck?! What kind of real-life popular girl would do this? It doesn't make any sense. No real-life popular girl would do this.
Because of this, I started to wonder if Welcome to the NHK's theme is really about the reality of loner weirdos, otakus, and neckbeards. That part about her having sex with him confused me. It almost made me stop watching Welcome to the NHK because of how nonsensical that part was.
  1. Yamazaki's voice actress girlfriend
This is the voice actress girlfriend of Yamazaki the otaku. It was obvious that she clearly had great contempt towards otakus such as Yamazaki. She was also cheating on Yamazaki with another person. That's just mean!
Why the fuck is this girl a girlfriend to Yamazaki despite her clear great disrespect towards Yamazaki due to Yamazaki being an otaku? It doesn't make any sense! Real-life women who have contempt for otakus don't even want to talk to or associate with otakus because they only think of otakus as disgusting creeps that deserve to be ignored and abused.
But the most confusing part about this voice actress is that she started to want to have sex with Yamazaki and she started to like Yamazaki as a person after Yamazaki showed her his extreme and perverted otaku side such as him making a hentai. It doesn't make any sense!
  1. Misaki
This is the girl who kept on inviting Satou to those pointless neckbeard-recovery meetings where she asks him multiple questions.
Apparently, she has bigger issues than Satou himself. She is a loner due to her being abused by her stepfather and her being bullied by her highschool classmates. This is what made her into this fake neckbeard-recovery therapist.
In reality, she is just being a fake neckbeard-recovery therapist in order to escape from her thinking that she is worthless. Once, Satou stopped being a worthless loner loser neckbeard, she tried to commit suicide because she feels that she has no reason to live anymore.
Seriously, Misaki being a character in Welcome to the NHK is pointless. Why am I saying this? Because this girl didn't really help Satou recover at all. In the end, it was Satou's extreme hunger and desperation for survival that stopped Satou from being a worthless neckbeard loner loser.
So why is Misaki in Welcome to the NHK? She didn't help Satou at all in his character development. There is absolutely no reason for her to be in Welcome to the NHK. My point is that the story of Welcome to the NHK can actually go on without her.
Misaki is just a person who wants to feel empowered as long as there is someone she thinks is more pathetic than her which is why she was so heartbroken after Satou stopped being a worthless loner neckbeard loser.
So what are the reasons why these three female characters(Satou's popular girl senpai, Yamazaki's voice actress girlfriend, and Misaki) are in Welcome to the NHK? Huh? NOTHING!
Plus, are these three female characters even loner weirdos, neckbeards, otakus, or video game nerds? No! So why the fuck are they in Welcome to the NHK? It doesn't make any sense!
And no! Don't even think that Misaki is like Satou or Yamazaki just because she is a loner. She isn't like Yamazaki or Satou who are in the same category as neckbeards, otakus, loner weirdos, weebs, and video game nerds. She isn't! She is simply an abused outcast girl who has severe issues due to her being abused by her stepfather and her being bullied by her highschool classmates.
You know what? There is only one reason why these three females are added in Welcome to the NHK! That is to make Satou and Yamazaki look heroic for no reason at all.
What do I mean by this? Well, I am talking about that stupid overused cliche trope of the protagonist male getting his girlfriend as some sort of reward given by the authors. The girlfriend only exists to be a reward for the protagonist male in that cliche trope.
What?! Welcome to the NHK is rewarding Satou and Yamazaki?! For what?! For being weirdo loner neckbeard losers?! As if being a loner weirdo neckbeard loser is something to be proud of! It doesn't make any sense! It also ignores the true reality of being a loner weirdo neckbeard loser which is a sad miserable existence of being a worthless person who is alone and who is hatefully bullied by society.
Welcome to the NHK shouldn't have been like this! Welcome to the NHK should be more realistic!
This show should be showing the true reality of neckbeards, otakus, loner weirdos, weebs, and video game nerds and how to stop being those.
I also saw that Misaki seems to love Satou at the end of the last episode like he is her boyfriend! Seriously, no real-life girl would ever want a worthless neckbeard loner loser as a boyfriend! It just doesn't happen.
How about if Satou gets a girl after he finishes college and becomes a productive member of society? Now that's more realistic!
This show(Welcome to the NHK) doesn't make any sense.
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2023.05.22 19:23 MjolnirPants Zelda and the Mating Hunt

"It's important that you not kill anyone," Sookie said. Zelda heaved a sigh. "My spawn will require sustenance-"
"It's. Important. That. You. Not. Kill. Anyone." Sookie interrupted emphatically. "I'll buy you all the cheeseburgers your spawn can eat. But whoever you find, you have to ensure they survive the process. Seriously. Jerry's been scowly and brooding for months, and he didn't want me helping you in the first place. If you kill the guy, he's likely to come gunning for you. And trust me, you don't want that."
"This seems... Inefficient," Zelda pouted. She crossed her arms and then, still unsure of this new lower half, spread her legs in the chair. This was more comfortable than sitting with her.. What were they called again? Knees, that's it. This was more comfortable than sitting with her knees crossed, anyways. Sookie tilted her head down and grinned.
"You forgot your underwear," Sookie said. "Not that I'm complaining."
"I did not forget," Zelda said. "They are inefficient."
"See?" Sookie said with a wide grin. "This is why we get along. I'm not wearing underwear, either. And for the same reason."
The lower body clothing Sookie had given her was a short tube of stretchy fabric that barely covered anything. Sookie had explained that this was deliberate. The way the 'miniskirt' rose over the large muscles at the top rear of her legs was intended to entice men. Zelda would never admit it, but she liked this.
She was used to her lower body being a large mass of tentacles. She was used to her genitals being hidden in the center of that mass. The exposure that legs and this clothing provided, however, was... Exciting. She enjoyed the thought that men might see her like that. She didn't entirely understand why men would like a glimpse of those large muscles, but she could readily understand why they might enjoy seeing her genitals. She was eager to move forward in her task of finding a mate.
"Now, it can be really easy to find someone," Sookie explained. "I mean, almost any single man will be willing to go fuck if you just ask. But simply grabbing the first guy you find is a mistake."
"Why is that?" Zelda asked.
"Well, for starters, I said almost any single man would be willing. But the truth is that some guys can be... Wary. Men know how women act, and they don't expect women to act with a great deal of forwardness."
"So I should not simply ask a man to mate with me?" Zelda asked, frowning in confusion.
"No. Double no if you intend to use the word 'mate' like that."
"So I should ask if they want to fuck?"
"Uhhh, that's better, but not much. Just walking up and asking a guy if he wants to fuck is only generally going to work on guys you probably don't want to fuck."
"Ugh," Zelda groaned. "This is so confusing."
"No!" Sookie objected. "I know it seems like a lot, but it's not so bad. You know what? Instead of telling you all the things you shouldn't do, let me tell you what you should do." An eager gleam lit Sookie's eyes as she considered that. "Yeah, I think that's the best idea."
"Okay," Zelda sighed. "What should I do?"
Sookie explained as Zelda listened intently.
----
Zelda took in the large building and the large crowd in front as she stepped out of the conveyance.
"Please remember to rate your experience!" the driver called. Zelda turned to look at him. He seemed a handsome sort, with very dark skin and a shaved head. He had a blunt, happy-sounding accent that she found pleasing.
"Are you single?" she asked him, wondering if she might make faster progress than expected. He held up the back of a hand and wiggled his fingers. Zelda wasn't sure what that gesture meant.
"I have a wife and three children," he explained.
"Ahh," Zelda replied, disappointed. "Well, then I wish you good fun mating with your wife." She turned away from his surprised and confused look and walked towards the crowd.
They were a diverse bunch. Many wore clothing that was wild, colorful and whimsical. Many of them wore makeup. There were more normally dressed people, as well, though some of them also wore makeup, sometimes highly imaginative. She saw a man in a nice looking flannel shirt, accompanying a woman in a floral print dress. Both had complex makeup that entire obscured their faces, transforming their heads into long-snouted creatures that Zelda didn't recognize. The woman had large teeth and eyes inside of her mouth, perched on her tongue. The man had eyes on the ends of his fingers and big, blank holes where they should have been on his head.
There were people of all skin colors here, something Zelda knew that humans cared about to some extent. Many claimed not to care about it, but she noticed that almost all humans had an opinion on the subject.
There were people of all shapes, too. Large, muscular men and women. Thin, slight men and women. Heavy, overweight men and women. And perhaps most intriguingly, there were men who looked like women and women who looked like men. If not for her mating senses being dialed up in preparation for the season, she wouldn't have known. They smelled like the gender they presented as, but her magic flowed around and reported back their anatomy to her. The men dressed as women seemed to have smaller genitals than others, and the women dressed as men tended to present as more masculine than the other men.
Zelda was unfamiliar with this, and so she followed around a few such people, observing how they interacted with others. In every case, they seemed to be the gender they had chosen in all respects except for their genitals. Zelda decided that they'd simply chosen a different gender than they'd been born with. She'd have to discuss the issue with Sookie, later.
She got tired of wandering the crowds out front in time, and made her way to the entrance. She stood in a line and waited as everyone was made to place their belongings in a basket and pass under some kind of plastic arc. Sometimes, the arc would beep, and then the person would be pulled aside by a uniformed man or woman, who would wave a plastic wand around them before sending them on.
When her turn came, the arc did not beep.
"What is the purpose of the wand?" she asked the uniformed woman who had peered through her purse.
"If somebody sets off the metal detector, we have to check them for weapons."
"There are many weapons here," Zelda said. "I see many people carrying a surprising variety of weapons."
The woman rolled her eyes. "Real weapons. We get a lot of cosplayers who think wearing a costume means the fancy sword they bought from Spencers in the mall is somehow acceptable to bring in here."
Zelda barely understood a word of that, but she didn't want to hold up the line, so she nodded and took her purse, moving inside.
At the main doors, a man held out his hand for the ticket Sookie had purchased her. Zelda handed it over and he peered at it before digging into a box underneath his podium. He produced a small plastic bag and a plastic card of some sort on a ribbon.
"This is your gift bag," he said as he passed the bag to Zelda. She took it and glanced inside. It contained many scraps of colorful paper and few small, plastic bits, including a sculpture of a man in a yellow costume with knives extending from his knuckles.
"This is your badge, you'll need to wear it at all times inside the con," the man said as she accepted the card. She looked at it, and was surprised to see the photo Sookie had taken of her printed on it, next to a name.
Zelda Tako.
She hooked the ribbon around her neck and the man gave her a thumb's up. "Enjoy the convention," he said, already turning to the next guest.
Zelda walked inside and stopped in awe at the crowd. It put the crowd outside to shame. She glanced around and stopped counting likely mates around a hundred. Sookie had been right. She could afford to be choosy. She recalled what Sookie had told her about what to look for to identify the good ones and stepped forward.
----
Four hours later, she was so frustrated by her repeated failures that she had to slip into a crowded restroom to masturbate.
As she tugged her skirt back down, someone knocked on the door to the toilet stall she occupied. "If you're done playing DJ Slippery Fingers, some of us actually want to use the toilet," an annoyed voice called.
"I am finished," Zelda announced, unlatching the door. A woman dressed in a blue, spiked bikini with startling blue and silver makeup pushed past her into the stall as she stepped out. Almost immediately, Zelda heard splattering liquid and a deep sigh of relief.
She walked back out, unsure of what to do.
She'd tried everything. She had found likely mates and paid them compliments, as Sookie suggested. She had licked her lips while smiling at them. She had bent over in front of them. As all of Sookie's advice failed to yield results, she'd even resorted to directly propositioning them.
One of them had seemed such a good mate. He'd been staring at all of the women, begging many of the more extravagantly dressed ones to take photos with him, making what Zelda thought were flirty remarks to them. She'd walked right up and, remembering Sookie's advice, asked him not if he wanted to mate, but if he wanted to 'go home' with her.
He'd blinked and frowned and asked her if she had a friend who could take her home. When she pointed out that he could take her home, he'd claimed to be worried about her and tried to lead her to one of the groups of uniformed people scattered around. She had to slip away, lest the hosts think something was wrong and expel her.
Zelda sighed. Sookie had made this sound easy, but it wasn't. She found a quiet hall, lined with chairs to rest her feet (which were hurting from being on them so long, something else Sookie had neglected to inform her of) and took a seat, a few chairs down from a slight young man bent over a book.
She eyed the young man up and down. He was short and thin, traits she didn't normally associate with a good mate. His face was youthful, with a patchy beard that failed to offer any real coverage. The book in his hands was full of blank pages, and he was busily drawing or writing something on one of them.
Peering closer, she saw what it was he was drawing. A nude woman, held in the grips of a large kraken. The beast had inserted the tips of several tentacles into the woman's orifices, mouth, anus and vagina, and her belly bulged with the shaped of coiled tentacles.
"Do you like tentacles?" Zelda asked, the drawing intriguing her. The man started at her question, clutching the book to his chest.
"Sorry!" he exclaimed. "I didn't see you there. I was just, uh... It's nothing, really, I... It's a commission!"
"What is a commission?" Zelda asked.
"Uh, it's when you draw something for money, something someone asked you to draw?" The young man's explanation sounded more like a question to Zelda. As if he was unsure of himself.
"Someone asked you to draw a woman ravished by tentacles?" Zelda asked.
"Uh... Well..." the man said. His face changed colors, becoming very pink.
"May I see it?" Zelda asked.
"Uh... You want to... You want to see it? I mean, it's... It's hentai."
"I don't know what hentai is, but I caught a glimpse of the image before you hid it and it interests me."
The man looked around, as if they were doing something wrong, then slowly handed Zelda the book. She glanced down at it.
The drawing was relatively simple, with few lines and almost nothing in the way of shading. But despite this, he'd managed to make it quite illustrative. It was very clear what was happening, even down to the shape of the tentacle in her belly. The woman's proportions were a little strange, with a narrow waist and overlarge breasts, but not so strange as to not be pleasing to the eye.
"Who is it that asked you to draw this? I'd like to meet him."
"Uh..." the man's face turned red again. "I, uh... I... Well, he... Crap."
He heaved a big sigh. "I kinda lied about it being a commission."
"So nobody asked you to draw this?" Zelda asked.
"No... I was just doodling... I sometimes post them online. I have a Patreon and I make a little money from it."
"So you like tentacles?" Zelda asked. She flipped through the pages and saw several more drawings. Tentacles featured prominently in many of them, but she also saw other things. Werewolves and giants and other monsters, usually with extremely large members, mating with women who seemed to either be immensely enjoying themselves or struggling to escape, with no in-between.
"I uh..." the man said.
"I see many tentacles with women... What of a woman with tentacles?" she asked.
"Um, I never really... I mean, I guess, if someone's into that. I'm not really into, uh... Getting... Uh... Penetrated."
"Tentacles can stroke and grab," Zelda said mildly, still looking at the drawings. "They're actually not very good at penetrating."
"Oh, yeah. Um, I guess that sounds pretty hot," he said. "I could draw something like that, if you want to commission me."
"I'm more interested in whether you'd be willing to do it yourself."
"Uh, you mean fuck a tentacle girl?"
"Yes, exactly," Zelda said.
The man made a nervous laugh. "I mean... There's a reason I draw this stuff. But I doubt I'd ever meet a tentacle girl. At least not one who wanted to fuck me."
Zelda stopped turning pages. This was a woman alone. She had the lower body of an octopus, only with a normal human vagina between two of the largest ones. Her upper half was bare, and she was squeezing her own breasts in her hands.
"Like this," Zelda said, showing him the drawing.
"Like sexy Ursula?" he asked.
"I don't know Ursula, but I am familiar with women like this. Only they have more tentacles, not as thick, but longer for the most part. With smaller ones surrounding her genitals, so that such a pose would be impossible."
"Uh.. I don't really understand. Do you want me to draw that?"
"No, I'm asking if you would... Fuck such a woman."
The man chuckled another nervous chuckle. "I mean... Yeah. I've always wanted to get with Ursula."
Zelda grinned. She stood up and glanced around. Sookie had been clear that exposing her genitals in public would cause trouble. But there was nobody in the hall but her and the young man. She unzipped the tube of cloth around her hips and wiggled out of it.
"Holy shit," she man gasped as he saw her.
"Tell me if you like this," Zelda said, her voice low and sensual as she let the magic forming her human lower body fade. The hall filled with her tentacles.
The man gasped and stared. Zelda ran a tentacle up his leg to stroke his inner thigh and he suddenly shuddered and moaned, grabbing the chair and shaking.
"Are you unwell?" Zelda asked, alarmed by his sudden seizure.
The man continued to shake for a moment, quick, jerky motions that grew more spaced out over a few seconds and then faded. A wet spot appeared on his pants between his legs and grew.
Zelda sighed, recognizing that he'd just spent himself.
"This is not as easy as Sookie said," she grumbled as she remade her legs and pulled back on her miniskirt.
The man sat there, breathing heavily.
Zelda groaned and turned, heading back into the conference room in search of someone who would actually finish inside of her.
----
"Well," Sookie announced as she burst through the door of Zelda's hotel room.
"How'd it go?"
She looked around, as if expecting to see a man there. After a moment she spoke, her voice less excitable.
"That bad, huh?"
"Your advice was worthless," Zelda said, standing up from where she'd been sitting on the bed. "Most of the men were far too dense to understand when I was being subtle as you recommended. When I turned to the more explicit euphemisms you offered, they all seemed to think I was unwell and needed to be escorted home by the host or by some friend they all assumed I had attended with."
"Wow," Sookie said, shaking her head sadly. "I never really have much trouble, but then, I've been doing it for centuries..."
"I wish you had come with me. You could have attracted a few men and saved me the embarrassment of..." Zelda waved her arms around vaguely.
"Sorry, I had to be on set for the pre-production work. The set builders are good, but they never seem to grasp that we need to actually film on the sets they build."
"Humph," Zelda said, crossing her arms and pouting. The urge to mate was getting stronger with every hour that passed. Soon, she would pass the point where she could even take Sookie's advice, and she would simply find a body of water with men nearby and pull one under to give her the seed she needed to maintain her sanity.
"Okay, well, there's one more thing you could try..." Sookie said.
----
Zelda lay on the hotel bed, fully sated and ready to drift off to sleep as the door closed behind the man she'd chosen. She found the purse and inside it, the phone Sookie had given her. She pressed the buttons on the screen and placed the call.
"Well," Sookie answered. "Did it work?"
"It did," Zelda purred, running her hands down her body and caressing her legs. She could really get used to this. Having only two appendages down there made playing with herself, and letting men play with her, easier.
"I told you!" Sookie crowed, giggling in delight. "Was it good?"
"He was not well endowed. Nor particularly skilled, or imaginative. He required significant instruction," Zelda admitted. "And I had to repeatedly scold him not to finish until my needs were met. But he was very obedient, so it was sufficient. And..."
"And what?"
"And he gave me money. Three hundred dollars. I think I will buy myself something, if you wish to accompany me."
"The hooker trick always works," Sookie said.
----
Kathy Evenson, Finally Home
Kathy walked in to find Nick taking full advantage of his new body. Well, she revised her estimate in light of who Nick was. He was taking advantage of it, if not full advantage. He was sprawled on the couch, with Lya sitting on the floor in front of him. They were mostly absorbed by what looked like a true crime documentary on the television. Every once in a while, she was raising her arm to jab him in the side with a finger, eliciting a barked laugh and a series of playful slaps.
"Seriously!" he exclaimed, "Stop it!"
"I will not!" Lya laughed. "You cannot grow a body, discover that it is ticklish, and then expect me to leave you alone! It is not done!"
Unnoticed by the others, Kathy crept forward, leaned down, and spoke gently, very close to Nick's ear. "Whackfuck."
He jerked and immediately curled into the fetal position, eyeing her with fearful eyes as he covered his groin. Kathy laughed.
Lya turned, noticed her and sprang up to enfold her in a hug. "Welcome home!" she cried.
Kathy kissed her, a quick peck, but she quickly realized that it wasn't enough. She pressed her lips to Lya's and they kissed deeply for a long moment while Nick turned his eyes back to the television.
"So how were things while I was away?" Kathy asked when they finally separated.
"Good," Lya said. "More drama at the office between Paula and Clifton, of course, but that's to be expected."
"They're gonna get called into Julie's office, soon," Kathy agreed.
"Nick made dinner. There are burgers in the oven and fries on the stove for you."
"Oh really?" Kathy balked. She eyed Nick as he turned back to look at them.
"I was in a good mood," he said.
"Well that's good," Kathy responded. "You've been in a funk since you got back from the Spirit world. I thought having a body again would lift your spirits, but..."
Nick shrugged. "Time heals all wounds," he said.
"Time and..." Kathy pressed, hopping over the back of the couch to plop down next to him. "Come on, did you meet a cute girl? Spill it."
"Yes and no," Nick said. "You don't want to know."
"I've been pestering him to tell me all day," Lya said, going back to her spot on the floor, which put her between Kathy's legs. She leaned against one knee and Kathy enjoyed the touch for a moment.
"Come on, Nick," she said after a while. "You've intrigued us. We want to know."
Nick sighed. "I don't think you do..." he said.
"We do, you obtuse ass!" Lya added with a chuckle. Nick leaned back.
"Fine... I sort of met a girl. By which I mean, I picked up a lady of the evening down on Bronson Boulevard."
Kathy groaned. There was the Nick she knew.
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2023.05.21 15:36 alien-2003 Am I a creep for liking loli anime?..

NOT hentai (HELL NO ), just regular cute loli anime.
I just realized that I watch loli anime a lot. Worth to mention that I watch this NOT because of fanservice or some other creepy shit. I just simply like...well, everything. It so cute, so innocent, relatable, so colorful...it just simply funny. Most of loli anime I watched are just freaking hilarious.
I'm a really lonely guy. I can't talk to people at all and simple/cute things like that help me to cope with my loneliness/apathy. Watching this stuff feels like hanging out with a good friend, like a really warm hug, like a fluffy cat sitting on your lap and purring...you get the point I guess.
Am I a creep?
Edit: I really shouldn't have use the term "loli" and I wanted to use "moe" or something instead, but my lazy ass brain forgot all the terms except of "loli", so...ya...
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2023.05.19 14:10 CheekyMonkey678 Shame, shame, shame by Meghan Murphy

Shame, shame, shame

Porn has been fully normalized and mainstreamed, so why do men still feel ashamed about their porn use?

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For many years now, I have been accused of “shaming” people for their sexual pastimes. This is in large part because of my criticisms of porn and the sex industry.
To be fair, I probably have written and said less than positive things about various kinks and fetishes, particularly of the violent nature. I’ve never been particularly shy about my view of men who need costumes, skits, creepy scenarios, or pornographic performances in order to get off. Your body is quite literally built to enjoy sex: just regular old penis in vagina sex. Now, of course, this “regular” sex is called “vanilla” in defense of the people who have conditioned their bodies and minds to need a bunch of bells and whistles just to do what nature intended, long before the invention of smart phones and Hentai. But requiring a silly costume or a near death experience for either you or the object of your ejaculation signals a problem to me.
While in the past porn was something you had to go out of your way to find, often in rather embarassing ways — stealthily going into Red Hot Video after dark or purchasing a plastic-wrapped magazine from behind the counter at your local corner store — today, it is not only easily accessible, but unavoidable. You really can’t exist online without porn being pushed on you in one way or another — via porn bots in your comments or dms on social media, pop ups on torrent sites, or what is simply embedded into pop culture — music, movies, late night jokes, your fav Twitch streamers, etc.
It is far from taboo — rather, it is expected. Men will often tell women that any man who claims not to use porn is lying.
The overriding message is that porn is a normal — even healthy — part of men and boys’ lives. It is a long running joke in comedy films and locker rooms, but also something girls and young women expect to have to participate in. For the younger generations, “sending nudes” is part of dating, watching porn with your partner is recommended as a fun and sexy way to get in the mood, and performing pornographic scenarios in the bedroom is expected. For young women today, one’s social media feed is an opportunity to display one’s fuckability in exchange for validation from men and OnlyFans is viewed as little more than a side hustle.
Unfortunately, much of the fault lies with modern feminism. The third wave embraced “sex work is work” as a mantra, insisting that porn and prostitution are just jobs “like any other.” Anyone who suggested these were not spaces of freedom, neutrality, or empowerment was guilty of “slut-shaming.”
The reality is, of course, that young women who get into the sex industry tend to get used up and spat out quickly, with little to show for it financially, but instead stuck with a lot of regret, often some trauma and additional mental health issues. The eternity of the internet becomes a lot more upsetting when there are videos of you at your most vulnerable out there for life. The lie told to young women by this industry-approved “feminism” is meant to empower them to feel proud of their choices but fails to tell them the truth: that some choices are harmful, even if you shroud them in a veneer of sexual liberation, and actual self-worth never comes from the superficial.
It isn’t, let’s be honest, sexually liberating to perform unpleasant, degrading, or painful sex acts with men who don’t care about you, that you would never engage in voluntarily. That’s someone else’s sex dream — not yours.
But while women often leave the sex industry with a heaping of shame, what of the consumer?
Men’s relationship to porn tends to leave out the woman factor. Odd, considering the whole point is meant to be the woman on the screen. But to the consumer, the question of how she got there, how she is being treated on set, whether or not she is in fact enjoying herself, or what mental, financial, or emotional state got her there is erased from path towards the main event: orgasm.
Considering the messages we are bombarded with — that porn is normal, a harmless fantasy, and a healthy release for men who can’t access the real thing — you would think men and boys (as I think we all know, most young men start watching at around 11 years old these days — sometimes earlier) would have let that old-fashioned shame go. But they haven’t.
If you talk to men about their porn use, as I do quite often, most will tell you that the minute they orgasm, the sense of shame rolls in. It is often, I’m told, quite nauseating — a sense of disgust with oneself: “What have I just done, I am an animal” kind of thing.
You might chalk this up to shame around sex, as some attempt to, but that doesn’t make much sense. It’s not as though after having sex with one’s partner you feel a sense of regret. In fact, sex is (if done properly) the thing that bonds us and brings us closer in an intimate relationship or marriage.
I posed a question about porn-related shame in my chat yesterday, curious to see what insight men might offer, asking:
“I want to hear from you (men, in particular): why do men feel ashamed of their porn use? Porn has been fully mainstreamed and normalized--we are told it’s nothing more than a harmless fantasy, perfectly natural, and even a healthy outlet that reduces male sexual violence (this is a myth, for the record), yet I hear over and over again that men and boys feel shame after masturbating to porn. Why? Be honest.”
A number of responses stood out. One man named Des told me that “A lot of men have some pretty confused attitudes towards arousal,” pointing out that “Boys can become aroused by the weirdest of things… including things that are taboo or otherwise ‘wrong.’” He went on to say:
“The thing that is especially personal to me, because I wasn't especially ashamed of my interest in porn when I was younger, is the insidious, creeping increase in the ‘extremity’ of pornographic content. It took an experience of being traumatised by some video I stumbled upon in my search for something "new" to make me stop and withdraw from porn altogether. I used this experience as an opportunity to learn about the problems porn presents and to work through the residual feeling of shock and disgust from the awful video I saw.”
This made a lot of sense to me, considering what male friends have told me about their sense of shame around porn use. Essentially, the nature of internet porn is that it drags you deeper and deeper down evermore extreme and gruesome holes. You are fed videos you might not be seeking out, but masturbate to anyway, leaving you with the knowledge you just jerked off to “daddy-daughter” porn, “step-brother gives unsuspecting sister a surprise,” or some facial abuse video, wherein a young woman (and hopefully not an actual girl) is choked and violated until she is brutalized and crying.
If you didn’t feel shame around watching this kind of thing there would be something seriously wrong with you. Yet this is mainstream porn now. It’s not some niche fantasy. It is what will pop up should you end up on Pornhub crusing for something “normal,” whatever that means.
A man named Jacob said:
“Shame serves a social function. I don’t think you do feel shame unless you anticipate/experience social alienation. The excuses and justifications are just defenses of people who are hiding feelings of insecurity. Porn itself is marketed as ‘naughty,’ ‘taboo,’ and ‘barely legal.’ That it’s shameful/anti-social is part of the engine that drives its compulsive use. Perhaps counter-intuitively, I think if it really was normalized/mainstreamed to the point someone didn’t feel ashamed, i.e., still felt socially supported and connected, it would just become apparent that it’s not very satisfying or fulfilling. You’re punching a chemical reward button in the brain of a social animal that’s supposed to bring you closer to other humans. You need to feel disconnected first before porn provides any relief. It’s like the Rat City experiment. I don’t think men in really connected relationships would even want to use porn.”
I found this quite insightful. Sex is designed to bond us: our bodies release oxytocin, which is called the love hormone for a reason, bonding mothers with babies and couples with one another. If your body is producing oxytocin on account of watching porn, you’re bonding with a person who isn’t there, isn’t bonding with you, and in a way isn’t even real. You aren’t actually connecting with anyone. Instead, you’re training your brain to crave and seek out the scenarios and imagery you see in porn, which are often abusive or immoral, but also leave you lacking. You have the orgasm but the bond with another human doesn’t follow, so you end up feeling alone, empty, and isolated when you are meant to be feeling the opposite.
What follows is the addiction cycle, wherein you continue to seek the oxytocin, so use porn, get the rush, but then feel alone, empty, ashamed so must seek it out again.
In this context, the shame makes sense: you’re doing a thing that is meant to make you feel good but doesn’t in the long term, only for a blip. It’s never satisfying the thing it’s meant to satisfy.
But of course it isn’t only single, lonely men who use porn. Men with partners are avid users as well.
The fact so many women normalize this as nothing more than a harmless fantasy that has nothing to do with them has always baffled and troubled me. To start, those are real women and girls in the videos your partner is consuming — women and girls who are possibly being trafficked, abused, or raped. They are at very least mentally unwell, and are probably suffering physical consequences from what happens on porn sets as well. One would think you wouldn’t want your partner supporting the abuse and exploitation of women and girls, at least.
But beyond that, why on earth would you be ok with your partner “bonding” sexually with other women?? This doesn’t strike me as any different than cheating. Sure, you won’t end up with an STD, but your partner is engaging in sex acts with strange women regardless. Have a boundary. Come on. You deserve it.
Men in relationships, no matter how much they’ve told themselves porn is their right (After all, she’s not up for it all the time — what is he supposed to do while she’s tired or grouchy or out of town? Suffer?) must know, deep down, that jacking off to 18-year-olds in the basement is not a respectful or ethical act within a relationship. And because you’re probably hiding your porn use from your partner, knowing she won’t be happy about it, even if she is playing out-of-sight-out-of-mind, the porn use functions as an ever-growing mountain of lies, creating guilt — an emotion akin to shame. You might be hurting her, the person you claim to love; you’re hurting your own mental health and ability to connect sexually and otherwise in your relationship; plus you’re actually hurting a whole bunch of women and girls you don’t even know on the other side of the screen.
Not a great recipe for self-respect!
It’s almost like mantras can’t alter biology and people’s inherent sense of ethics. And it’s almost like these industries and ideologies are going out of their way to mindfuck you into being an unhealthy, unethical person so you’ll keep coming back.
Don’t let em.
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2023.05.14 15:58 tteetth Wow you’re so edgy, you want a cookie?

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2023.05.14 15:56 Ok_Fun_3824 Pls help me...

I m going to be completely honest . I have been suffering from masturbation from 10 years now . And the frequency is once every 2,3 days. This has gotten to a point where it annoys me so much with loads of guilt. Worst case is that I m so weak that i fap from simply hentai and porn mangas and i don't need real porn video. I don't act creepy all of a sudden but every two days i just have to do it at night . I have tried numerous times to stop this and my longest streak is 10 days not more than that. I want to quit this completely and do something meaningful in my life as an engineer. Even if it is hateful, i will take that comment positively but pls give me suggestions.
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2023.05.13 03:23 polaristar My Favorite Winter 2023 Seasonal Anime Ranked Part II: (13 - 1)

Recap and Rules

You can read Part I if you missed it here
To recap, I'm ranking ALL the new shows that were airing this Winter in 2023 that I watched, with the exception of ones that were delayed such as Nier Automata and Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible. If you don't see it on this list, I didn't watch it it was probably a sequel to a season 1 I didn't want to rush and catch up on.
With that out of the way Let's get started.

#13:

Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement
A lot of people say this show is flawed and a lot of source readers say its a shadow of what the adaptation of said source should be.
THOSE PEOPLE ARE......
100% correct.
I haven't read the source, but I can smell where about they are leaving/speedrunning something out even if I'm not sure what.
And yes this series does have flaws, so why is it this high?
To put it bluntly, I had to fall very neatly in the type of niche audience this show is appealing to with its tropes, concept, humor, etc so that even a nerfed form of the concept just does a lot of things right for me.
I'm sure I'd love the source and if I read it, the anime would be very disappointed but FUCK IT MAN THIS SHOW IS SO DAMN BASED!!!
Also for some reason this is the only show where I consistently laughed out loud for most of the episodes and I chucked and had a stupid grin the for the whole thing. Which is odd because I don't think humor is the primary hook for the show.
And I don't mean laugh in a "It's so bad its good where your laughing at the show failing" I meant I legit laughed at the jokes.
There is something just so smug and knowing about how it presents the jokes and situations.
Like the best comparison I can draw might sound weird at first, but its like a good mix between Girls Und Panzer and Neal Stephenson Novels in appeal.
In that its very good at making the mundane magical and the magical mundane with lots of nerd and history porn, that basically asks and answers those prompts on forums (If I had x Super Power, or if I had x knowledge and advantage, how would I exploit it?)
You can tell the author was a huge nerd and did their research, and the times there are so called "plot holes" or "implications not thought through" I think its more the author being cheeky and meta with the humor, which is where I get the Girls Und Panzer comparison which puts a lot of thought into its history references, war otaku and history buff knowledge, and the amount of absurd worldbuilding needed to justify the absurdity of the premise and does so straight faced without any shame!
It's like a joke that only people that are nerds about what they are talking about are in on, where you have to be knowledgeable enough to get invested but not try to be "too smart" and take it so seriously you nitpick the joke.
Matsuha is also a very underrated best girl candidate she's gun toting Ayn Rand Loli Mascot that would make any Libertarian proud and I love it!
Honestly I wish this was the anime that caused Twitter wars and people to lose their shit other than ANOTHER entry coming up later on the list.
Basically this show appeals to my RPG Type advantage so I got way more mileage out of it than another viewer.
If I didn't get that, I would probably rank it much lower, although its not nearly as bad as show as some people make it out to be. I'd still rank it about MagiRevo and Spy Classroom for sure and after that its a bit more ambiguous and a What if that trying to go down would be pointlessly circular.
So Yeah Matsuha is poggers, this show is based, and if you don't like it fuck you, you're a commie and need some Guns and Freedom!
(Also showed actual good depiction of responsible firearm usage and someone having to use it in a realistic life or death situation so there is that.)
Probably the "worst" show on here I most want to see a second season of.

#12:

DON'T TOY WITH ME, MISS NAGATORO 2nd Attack
The First of only three Sequel Seasons on this list (Not counting continuing from the previous Fall Season.) Nagataro is simultaneous a step up and step down from the first season.
The First Season had immaculate visuals, lighting, and the individual episodic episodes were very well done. And the Direction made certain moments really shine.
The Second Season I feel production wise the heartfelt moments don't get as much Sakuga but the dankness of the animation and character models makes the humor pop more, we get into more of an overall arcing narrative and the beginnings of real progress in the relationship and learn more about our two mains personal lives, dreams, and fears for the future outside of their relationship. We also get more fun with side characters both old and new.
I feel this season is still mostly set-up for what is yet to come which might rank much higher depending on how much better or worse the future season's competition is.

#11:

My Hero Academia
I'm going to tell you a dirty little secret. After the first two or three seasons My Hero Academia....never really feel off and was consistently good.
I know the common narrative is season 4 (Particularly the last half) and season 5 (Beyond a handful of standout episodes) Was supposedly...."falling off" not so much jumping the shark, (Supposedly that comes later but I'm not a Manga Reader.) but just kinda being....eh compared to the strong start of the first two seasons.
For me however I kinda felt the series has always been a consistent 8/8.5 or a High B Low A Tier.
I'm not going to go into breaking down all the past seasons that's take its own Essay which I don't really care about writing, as My Hero Academia for me was never ether the dumpster fire generic Shonen trash haters make it out to be, more a super amazing take on the genre. It just was entertaining with some hype moments, sad moments, fun moments, etc.
Season 5 for me continued that.
However it did mark a change in the overall type of show it became and finally answered some challenges and minor, not so much complaints, but things about the show I just kinda accepted as "well its that kinda show I won't expect it to go there" and it went there.
It's Legit extremely well done.
I don't have much to say, sorry if I don't sound as passionate as I should for a top 11 pick, but when I sit down to rank the shows, I just couldn't see how I could put it any lower, it is peak My Hero Academia even if for me, peak is a small rise rather than a huge peak.

#10:

Kaina of the Great Snow Sea
Bla Bla Bla CGI Bad, SHUT UP!!!!
Not the best CGI I've ever seen (We can't all be Studio Orange) but I still think it comes together to deliver a feel that traditional animation wouldn't be able to convey.
Anyway what I like about the show is it feels like an honest Classic Golden Age Hard Sci Fi (Don't get on my ass about realism How Hard the Sci Fi is has little to do with strictly just realism but how much the "science" and "mechanics" of the technology play a part in the narrative.) You know back in the pulp era with Jules Verne or more modern writers like Neal Stephenson, where its about Science Fiction ideas and being a nerd with said concepts with simple stories and characters, until we had to get all "literary" where the Sci Fi was just asethetic trappings for so called "deeper themes" from snobby English Major Professors that called you a nerd for liking Fantasy and Sci Fi because they weren't "high brow" enough?
Instead we have a Sci Fi World where everything that happens in said world is a natural result of the mechanics of this unique planet ecosystem, the systems that keep is running, it breaking down, and how it shapes the population that don't understand this technology and how our protagonist who in his village got passed down the ancient wisdom of....."reading" and gets ancient relics that act as Chevok guns for the plot that is just technology they don't understand, ergo Clarktech. (But for us its clearly Clarktech) Wrapped up with a simple yet effect coming of Age Narrative Hero's Journey and Boy Meets Girl Story. (Ririha is another best girl candidate that was snubbed in the recent contest.)
The Other elements of the story are more or less meant to support the main Sci Fi quest but while the other elements are simple they are still sincere and well done to give our characters motivations and heartfelt moments and not just make them feel like cogs in the plot. Which is a criticism people often leverage at a bunch of Older Sci Fi. The Couple in this show are not super complex and not too much time is spent on their relationship, this isn't a romance anime, but what time and moments are devoted are not wasted.
Sadly, the conclusion to this story we have to wait for a few months for the ending movie and this story basically ends on the second act of a three act structure. (Although where it ends is at least on that acts Ending, rather than just randomly stopping.)
If you like Sci Fi Heavy Shows like Blame! and Knights of Sidonia (Which is by the same author and their are easter eggs suggesting it takes place in the same universe as his other works.) Looking for Sci Fi that isn't just Fantasy with a Space Opera paint job. Or am longing for something that feels like Nausicaa or some old OVA series. Give it a try.
Also If I hear one more person asking...."Why don't they just drink the water in the sea...."

#9:

Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari
The Amount of people that wrote this off in the first episode because either A, they assume every anime with Monogatari in the title (And missed the extra "on") is a sequel to the Monogatari series and was disappointed, or wrote off the MC as an Eren Yeager clone for similar hair and aggressive attitude really pissed me off about as much as Yuu when Hyouma is getting closer to Botan.
Anyway this show would be even HIGHER if you could believe that if it wasn't mostly set up for the real story in the second cour, but the set-up itself is really damn good.
The Fights aren't ufotable or bones levels but they get that "Glad/Sad/Mad/Scared" dynamic down and each fight does feel like an engaging mini narrative, and can be particularly engaging when multiple characters are fighting and swapping opponents at once.
[Spoilers]Hyouma running through a damn house and out the other side in mid air got me pumped
This is also another series that isn't primarily romance, but romance is still a prominent side plot, and this being a Seinen rather than a Shonen, actually doesn't feel like shit and an afterthought but intertwined with the main conflict.
However what really jumps this entry up so high, and its what I think is the most underappreciated aspect of the show, is the main Protagonist Hyouma Kunato.
He honestly if we had seasonal best boy contest would have been my uncontested pick. (But then be immediately voted out since no one watched this show..... sigh.)
Despite being stubborn and harsh, he's equally harsh on himself and when he makes a mistake or crosses a boundary he will do whatever it takes to make amends and be a better person, even if what he's doing puts him outside his comfort zone.
Even in the beginning of the series he shows a lot of respect towards people he at this point, hates and has some unwarranted (But understandable given his past trauma) prejudice against.
He basically has this very refreshing...."Come at me Bro" attitude except he's not screaming like a lunatic or an overgrown ego. He's aggressive but he has focused and channeled aggressive.
Basically he's a chad Sigma on that grind.
However that doesn't mean he can't have moments of thoughtfulness, vulnerability, and compassion even when he can be clumsy in trying to execute them, he's so honest, earnest and a straight shooter it can be refreshing for both the audience, and the female protagonist Boten, who despite his pleasant polite demeanor has real bite when lines are crossed with her.
Basically Hyouma is the kinda guy that will never apologize if he did nothing wrong just to get back clout, but when he does something wrong and realizes will quickly make amends and own up to his mistakes.
He can be blunt and unsophisticated but he always has your back.
He can be tunnel visioned and hot headed but he doesn't let it make him make overtly stupid mistakes.
Basically its the fun of a Battle Shonen Show written with the sophistication of a Seinen without also have the gore and Nihilism that people meme Seinen as being about. The Worldbuilding isn't particularly original but the mechanics and mythology go towards fleshing out themes about the characters or to construct the narrative.
In short it 90% plays by tropes but for 10% its not afraid to, and not for the sake of some cheap "subversion."
And that's really all I ask for.
Basically our main character feels like he's written like a college age young man, he's not liking for his identity or who he is like an adolescent teen, but he is still in the process of finding his place and integrating who he is in society and in the years where he's ideals and beliefs are becoming more fixed but their is still a small closing window to root out some of his prejudices.
Just watch the first three episodes and give it a chance.

#8:

The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten
I knew before the show started there would be people bitching about it being for Incels, Wish Fulfillment, Sexist etc etc
Like they do for every romance/rom com ever.
However I was not prepared for this show somehow being more controversial with have such a divisive polarized split in Loving the Show vs Absolutely Loathing it, then say another entry further down the list.
And I honestly think its a little ridiculous. I can understand if people find it boring and vanilla (I mean I disagree with them and it just sounds like they are at the point where they can't appreciate a vanilla Hentai tag but I understand the rationale.) and just don't want to bother with it.
But how such a rather inoffensive, chill, and straight forward the premise is, I did not foresee the amount of animus it would bring out. Almost touching on a culture war.
Look Even if this series was 100% Bullshit, Fluff, Wish Fulfillment, I'd see nothing wrong with that, heck that's basically Farming Life in Another World but I don't believe this show is like that, and I feel the level of pandering it does has been greatly exaggerated and in some cases the people flat out either lied about the show, or "told me they didn't watch the show without watching the show."
A lot of what Mahiru does for Amane and their sickingly cute interactions and dynamic.....is just how young couples act at a certain "honeymoon phase" of the relationship.
And contrary to what people think that probably didn't even finish the first episode, Amane doesn't just passively get pampered and take her services, he contributes to the workload and shopping in the house (Even if she still does most of the cooking, because she's better at it so why wouldn't she?) And Spoils her just as much.
Some people have said this show doesn't have enough spice (But those people clearly didn't even get to the halfway point where Mahiru starts to break out of her Angel Persona and starts to transform into cheeky "Devil Mahiru.") But honestly the show being vanilla ironically is what makes it feel fresh. When it feels every romcom has a quirky gimmick, a waifu with a quirky or even toxic personality traits, a supernatural subplot, love Tesseracts, etc or needs to "play with or subvert" tropes, or otherwise distract us with gimmicks, just a show being about two people bonding with each other, and being the catalyst for the other become a better person, how many recent anime romcoms actually do that with no other strings attached?
Basically is it really worth....as another user put it "essays after essays" on why the show sucks and how it murdered your dog, got your dad fired, NTR'd your wife, seduced your sister, raped your mother etc?
If the biggest "supernatural gimmick" is the two's relationship got started by being at the right place and right time, then I think that's not that big a crime.
That being said, this show would be higher if it weren't for the production issues which makes a lot of sentimental moments....not hit as hard, composition makes certain arcs feel a bit speedrun (Although the most critical scenes and moments were kept.) And the two characters lives outside of their romance together was often cut from the Novels. (Which strictly speaking aren't necessary for the plot but does add texture to make it feel more like real life and not this romcom bubble that a lot of romcoms (including this one) are often guilty of.
Also Amane.....Yeah even if he was done as well as he was in the Novels, there are better versions of his character Archetype and development that have been done, but saying he is the most bland NPC self-insert character is literally just stoic introvert slander.
Kindly Fuck off good sirs.
As a Novel Reader of this series my disappoint for what was left out and how it was adapted it balanced out by how it wasn't as bad as I feared it could be.
If this was done by a different studio in a two 10 episode cours (Or just Project Number 9 with not a rookie director and not half the show outsourced.) It could have been as masterpiece, but I think the content is strong enough to put it at this spot.
And if there is a second season, it only gets better from here.
Also Mahiru Shiina is best girl no matter what anyone says.

#7:

The Eminence in Shadow

I

Am

ALL-RANGE

atomic....

This show shouldn't work but it does.
The Author took all the tropes that we are told are trash, and makes you eat that shit up.
It works on two layers as Cid's story about how he treats the entire world as his larping session for his Chunni Self, and Ironically a second narrative of sincere and well written character dramas of how everyone else has to either deal with or becomes affected or inspired by him. (For better or worse.)
All the different elements just come together to make something more than the sum of its parts.
Despite Cid being Super Op the fights themselves through a combination of pacing, cinematography, choreography, storyboarding, etc somehow feels engaging.
Moments and character arcs that should be silly feel impactful, they make you tear up about a burger wrapper being destroyed!
Also Cid's VA, best VA of 2022 Maybe Shinpei from Summertime Rendering could give him competition.
It's not a satire or parody or a subversion as some people cope and claim when they can't explain why they like this show that they've been conditioned to believe should be "Isekai Trash" but just fully embracing its cringe and being honest about it while still confident it has the right and ability to make you care about the plot and stakes.

#6:

Ippon Again!
Don't be mistaken this is not just a Moe CGDCT show (Well it is also that) its a legit hotblooded sports drama, with engaging bouts, failures, triumphs, and rivalries. It's not afraid to have our main characters take some L's when he expect them to win.
All the Main Characters are well done, and each of the side characters also makes the most of their screen time often returning or promising to return (If this show gets a second season, I can tell things are just getting started) The Production is consistently good, and for the right moments the Saguka does indeed hit.
The Matches just have such a great combination of the "Mad/Sad/Glad/Scared" dynamic, one moment flows into the next one and also enhances each girls arc, their triumph and frustration, you literally have no idea what's going to happen in later rounds, I felt more hyped watching many of these fights than My Hero Academa's.
I honestly don't know how to describe why you should watch this show without just doing scene by scene break downs and spoiling it. If you like either CGDGT or sports anime (Particularly Judo) You should check it out, if your open to being surprised at least give it a chance.
If it means anything its ranked this high despite one episode and character arc that really REALLY PISSED ME OFF and I felt was a bad message that went opposite of my values [Spoilers]Anna quitting the Kendo Club for.....what I think was stupid reasons

#5:

The Fire Hunter
I thought the animation was great and a stylistic choice.
The Artsytle and Vibe felt different, nice to get a Novel rather than Light Novel adaptation, and plus we get more of that idea porn speculative fiction.
The World is interesting, the characters are more grounded, the mystery of where this story is going is intriguing, mixed sci fi with traditional fantasy elements (Traditional Eastern Fantasy that is.)
Only reason its not higher is because its not finished and this is the first cour and said first cour does still leave us with more questions than answers.
You can tell its a unique passion project.
Feels like something that Brandon Sanderson would write, (He actually wrote something very similar in feel with Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell. Taking a gimmicky sounding concept and building an entire world around it based off the logical implications of people having to live in a world around said gimmick.
Once again tempted to put it higher, but It just feels like an incomplete story with its upcoming second cour.

#4:

ONIMAI: I'm Now Your Sister!
Ah this is the series that was Twitter people's next target and what I thought would be the most controversial and rage inducing show this season.
But naw it was the harmless girlfriend simulator instead....
First off, One of the Best Animated not just of the season or even of the year, but best animated TV series ever and could even give some films a run for their money, both in overall consistency and in that Saguka moments which blend and flow very well into each other.
I will be very upset if the Jury doesn't do their job later this year and makes sure it wins, since I don't know if I can count on the General anime audience for it.
(P.S Jury Members just think of it instead of being a lewd gender bender, a self-insert series for CGDCT Slice of Life, I'm sure with those mental gymnastics you can make it Anime of the Year like you did with Encouragement of Climb last year.)
However it doesn't just have good animation it also has great direction both in art, sound, and boarding.
Voice acting is the perfect mixed between idealize moe fuwa fuwa cuteness and down to earth homey performance.
And despite what the OP and ED might have you believe the show is not nearly as degenerate as you'd think, there are plenty of times where you expect the show to go in a lewd direction but it smugly goes...."What you thought you were going to see something" but its also by no means prudish either.
There are sincere interactions, and some humor about the differences and troubles between and being the different sexes. (Two young boys that are reoccurring side characters just cannot catch an W in the most humorous way.)
It also works as a simple but gentle series about personal growth and the MC by becoming best girl learns how to be a better man. (Assuming at the end of the series when its down he doesn't just decide to accept his new life as girl, which I can see happening.)
Watching this show made me way happier than it should have, it made me wish for a moment, that it'd be nice if everyone could (temporarily) be gender bent and by walking in the opposite sexes shows better understand both how we have it good and the perks and the downsides and struggles of the other.
I of course realized how ripe for abuse and a bad idea that would be in a realistic and not idealized world.
I'm curious if a gender bend series exist of a girl becoming a guy and having to deal with the complications that come with that. (I suspect they are more rare because that doesn't appeal as much to Otaku's.)
Also Kaede Hozuki is best girl, and favorite Gyaru of all time (Sorry Marin), she is literally in my top 3 best girls of this season.
She is cheerful, kind, playfully aggressive, perceptive of others, good with kids, covers up embarrassing situations and shame, knows what to do and say to break the Ice, looks out for her people, is a great cook.
That's not to mention her great figure. (Every scene with her Gainaxing becomes the next best Gainax in anime history.)
Oh yeah did I mention the Sakuga is peak, the entire ED in particular is a reason you should watch the show alone.
I honestly can make this show and the #3 on this list interchangeable.

#3:

Revenger
Not to be confused with Toyko Revenger.
It's Gen Urobuchi being Gen Urobunchi but more personal and introspective. Probably the time where he's writing the character feel the most like real characters and down to earth rather than simply walking archetypes for the greater themes. (Well the main cast at least.) A lot of the episodes in this show were some of the best of the whole season.
The Plot isn't as tight but I think it adds its own kinda charm where its the real world and things are more messy and unrefined than the clockwork that is say Madoka Magica.
There is still plenty of subtext about Philosophical beliefs about religion, morality, humanity, etc. Not all of which I agree with but all of it enriches our understanding of the characters and their struggles.
Plus is has fun Uber Macho Rule of Cool Fights in an old Fashion Period Drama.
There are a few plot threads that are kinda just introduced and cut short before coming to fruition but they feel relatively minor compared to the rest of what's great about the show.

#2:

Handyman Saitou in Another World
Honestly the biggest surprise of the season in terms of how high is ranked, my favorite Isekai and my favorite new show that is not a sequel this season.
Also I think very underrated looking on its 74% score on anilist it should be being flooded with 8.5's as the most UNCHARITABLE interpretation and should be getting consistently 9's and I myself was considering giving it a 10.
A lot of people claim the episodic skit nature ruins the story, but to me that is just an innate bias against episodic type shows and not taking something for what it is as opposed to how you want it to be.
Each episode with its jokes and gag often builds the world, sets up a plot device as a chevok gun, or develops a character, sometimes all at once, all without you realizing it because you're guard is let down by the humor.
The characters are simply but well written, you can also tell the author was a huge D&D nerd with each character archetype really feels like a player having fun and experimenting with their build both from a gameplay perspective and to play with character tropes and archetypes.
The Romance is great (If still a minor subplot), the character development is great, lots of fights feel tense, lots of times where you think its going to be a cute little show, you are constantly hit with HOLY SHIT moments, and you fall for it every time.
The Worldbuilding feels simple but every detail counts.
To Give you an example let me talk about my favorite character in the show Lafanpan, the Fairy White Mage of the Party.
When we are introduced she seems like a miserly Fairy, everytime someone gets an injury in the party that is NOT life critical even if its just back pain or a minor wound she always makes sure to either charge them or hold their debt over them, however we also see that we people do favors for her she always wants to pay them back and never accepts charity.
This might seem like she merely is just a "work by the sweat of your brow" mentality, and partially it is however we learn that [Spoilers]As a Moon Fairy she is under a Curse from the Moon Goddess that every night if she doesn't offer a coin offering to the Moon she slowly will shrink and grow smaller in stature because the Moon Goddess a long time ago basically was jealous of the Fairies and cut their stature and set up the arrangement, basically those coins are in a sense her literal personal lifeline, she her not accepting "hand out money" and not wanting to be a burden on other, shows just how compassionate and thoughtful she actually is
This is later developed in another scene on one of the best episodes in the show when [Spoilers]The Part is fighting quite literally a Demon King Level Threat Demon and two times they open with a top level party wiping spell that's mean instant death, Lafanpan uses an instant White Magic Protection Spell to stop it, what does it cost her? Why 7 entire of those coins, the ones she needs to find off her goddess's curse, AND SHE DOES IT TWICE without hestitation, lots of characters in that show show a lot of great BIG DAMN HEROES Moments, but that is one that goes by so fast that no one doesn't notice compared to Raeliza's stand, Satou's Save, and Morlock's Absolute Dramatic Entrance and Curbstomp but to me meant so much, knowing the context of just what that cost her
There are tons and tons of little moments like this, like one gag with the slime that melts metal armor (And surprise surprise it accidentally lewds the female knight wearing said armor) But later that Slime is used to take out a Golem, we hear how female adventurer's being in the work force makes it harder for men in the dating market since the average female adventurer doesn't need a man to support them so they have less pragmatic incentive to settle down for an average joe past their prime as a joke that shows some real world insight, various side characters that have their own mini skits meet with each other and our main characters.
Satou the aforementioned Handyman mixes modern engineering and knowledge and munchkin's it with a lot of fantasy esq magic materials and items to take advantage of the best of both words. (Basically acting as a cunning Jack of All Trades Rogue.) Such as having a Dwarf make Wire Cutters with Fantasy Super Metals to get the properties of say Mithril with the engineering and design of modern tools.
Certain characters that are introduced for one or two episodes just for a mini arc have stories that hit harder than a lot of character that are "more complex" can with entire seasons.
There are so many great direction choices to keep the tension that fake you out. What was one moment a funny reoccurring joke is not the "do or die" in a high risk situation.
To Round it off, a Final Lafanpan story, [Major Spoilers]So near the end of the series Lafanpan and Satou are hanging out alone, and there is this one moment where she uses this chalice as a make shift hot tub because she's a small fairy that's the size of one Mareka (Another Gag we don't have time to go into) Anyway she is technically naked but she tells Satou not to worry because she's a Fairy and he's a human so that thought doesn't even cross her mind if he sees her as a woman, at this time she was already my favorite character and waifu of the show but I was like....Damn if only she was upscaled for proper night time activities, well just as the thought was in my mind, the next scene she wakes up in Bed with Satou FULL SIZED and they freak out, turn out that Magic Chalice grows whatever is put in it and it'll be awhile before she returns to normal, she gets to briefly experience what its like being a human woman (The plus sides and down sides) and gets a brief crush on Satou and changes her mind about him seeing her in her birthday suit, however she wistfully lets him go, because she doesn't want to get between him and Raeliza (Who have more or less confessed to each other) but you can tell the experience deeply affected her, where there was something between her and a coworker she never conceived would happen, not only was it some great Fan Service (In both senses of the word) but it added a side to her character that felt very real
Honestly I could go on and on about this show and just how well composed it is, but This post is already too long and we have one more show to go.
Seriously if you want a fun D&D romp with Adult characters that use the D7D tropes and trapping to their fullest to both give something familiar with the audience but then take advantage of the template to have some original and well down story telling using a long form made of short form formats where each little skit builds to something more than the sum of its parts. That also has amazing production and multiple episodes that could be the best episodes not just of the season but in general. Check this show out, and please watch past the first three episodes, which are the set-up and prologue for the larger set of mini arcs.
And now my Number #1 favorite Anime of the Winter 2023 Season is.....

#1:

Bungo Stray Dogs 4
Well everyone that watched it praised it (rightfully so) to high heaven's, it was still a tragically underwatched show.
The First Season I thought was Great though not quite a masterpiece, but the Second Season onward has been nothing but Incredible and constantly getting better.
The Fourth Season somehow managed to surpass my very high expectations and feels like some of the best work in the series and by this studio.
Every episode is great as a standalone but also builds the longer plot, the use of powers are great, the literary subtext is great, the characterization is great, the plotting is tight but at the same time the characters feel like not just plot devices including a character that [Spoilers]In Universe came into existence as a literal plot device (It makes sense in context.)
The Production and Direction of the series is great, and despite it being more like the first cour than a stand alone 4th season (The upcoming 5th season is more like the second cour of this one) It still feels satisfying like the first act. Leaving just enough mystery to keep you hocked but still leaving us with some satisfying resolutions, there are interesting themes and subtext but it never feels like it comes at the expense of either the characters or the logic of the world.
So many "oh shit moments" that still work even when the surprise wears off and is not merely gratuitous shock value and sensationalism.
I watched the first three season dubbed a few months ago at once, so I watched this one in dub, so I wasn't around for the discussions, but man.......I can only imagine the discussions that went on in this series.
It's smart, but has heart, action packed but still can slow it down, surprises you yet everything makes perfect sense in mindset, it balanced so many moving parts without every getting lost in its own juggling act, has themes that don't subsume the story but compliment it.
It's honestly perfect, and I can't wait for season 5

Overall Conclusion

So that was my Ranking of all the completed Anime Seasonals of Winter 2023? Any entries you were surprised to see or surprised on their placement (Check out Part I in case you don't see your favorite on this half of the list?
You agree with me? You think I'm full of shit? (It's okay if you do and tell me, I'd probably do the same to you!) Did I convince you to check out any shows or retry a show you might have dropped early?
What are your favorite seasonals of Winter 2023? Some stuff I missed by not seeing you think I should try out?
Let me know in the comments!
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2023.05.12 09:32 Miss_HayaX Community Update Thread

Not Important Update May 26th

I know I've been slow as fuck getting the Peach video done. I'm sorry, really. Personal shit. I made a promise, poll, and I will deliver by this weekend I defiantly will have part 1 of Peach in Trouble done by then. Now part 2 when Mario comes in and takes what is left of Peach, that one will take a little more time because I want Mario to look pretty fucking terrifying

Hentai Videos Update v1.0

(frequently asked questions are located at the bottom of the post)
I wanted to create a post that contains important information about recent updates, policies, asks from the community, and frequently asked questions.
Visual & Functional Updates:
Rather than include a massive text wall in this post I have created a Google Doc that contains the list of every single visual & functional update made to the community. You can access that document here. Reading this is by no means required but if you are curious or want to take full advantage of the community it's there for you.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z7OxzOSQZu70HTM60BpKzQ00mWMmQ2SldX4zYJW3DCw/edit?usp=sharing
Important Information / Requests from Visitors/Subscribers:
  1. Please be careful about what you put into the comments and how your comment might reflect back on the video's poster or the community as a whole. Making comments that joke about "I hope that's not rape" or "she looks like she is 14" might seem innocent but Reddit takes those kinds of things seriously and even though it's a hentai video just mentioning any word that has to do with illegal content might result in an unwarranted ban or worse, this community could be quarantined or removed. Just think about what comment you are going to make and if it would make what is an innocent hentai video be viewed as potentially something sinister by a Reddit admin. With that said, if you believe a hentai video contains something like Lolicon or breaks Reddit's terms of service please do report the video, don't just talk about it in the comments.
  2. Don't be toxic in the comments. Constructive comments like "this could use subtitles" or "I wish this video was uncensored" are fine but things like "this video is trash" is just unnecessary. People have to spend time uploading videos and creating the posts so it's just rude to leave negative comments without any constructive substance. Use the downvote icon to express that you dislike a video, not the comments. In addition, do not use the comments to attack the poster individually or wage troll antics. You won't get banned for it right away but if you do it enough it can head that way.
  3. Take advantage of the new post-flairs. Start with either the "Yuri" or "Sex" tag and then edit the flair to add additional terms that will help users identify the content. Things like "censored", "uncensored", "anime", "3d", etc. are advised.
  4. Do not file false reports. Doing this requires a mod to review your report. Almost every post gets reported by at least one person for one reason and they are never valid. The admin reserves the right to take action against you if you're abusing the reporting functionality as only he can see who reports a post.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why do you require approval to post? Because Reddit is filled with scammers and the admin made a decision that it's easier to ensure the community remains full of high-quality hentai videos by requiring approval to post, which I completely agree with after reviewing some of the users requesting to post.
Q. What is required to be an approved poster? The first thing we will look at is your karma. If you have less than 500 karma you will especially be viewed with high suspicion. Next, we will look into your post history to see what kind of content you normally post. If you have never shared hentai videos or even hentai at all we will want to understand what type of videos you plan to share.
Q. My comment was automatically removed and I didn't get a notification telling me why, what gives? Chances are you used a word that is banned by our auto-moderator. In order to avoid spam or posts/comments that contain potentially illegal material or the discussion of such, we will automatically remove comments with certain words.
Q. How can I make sure that the video I want to post has not been shared before? You should first get the video link you plan to share and try searching for that in the community. When that doesn't return results try also searching for the name of the video without including any specific formatting such as underscores or dashes.
Q. What do you consider a false report? Generally speaking a false report is made where the post does not fit the criteria for the report reason. Common examples are reporting long and high-quality videos for spam because someone did not like it or reporting a video as containing a minor simply because the character looked like a character from an anime, had some feature like braces, etc. These reports are always made on videos with characters with giant breasts who aren't a minor any more than a "barely legal" pornstar is considered a minor.
Q. Does not allowing toxic comments mean I can't share my opinion? No, it just means you can't be an ass for the sake of being an ass. Leaving a comment like "trash" or "this video sucks" does not contribute anything, is demoralizing to the poster and is not the type of community we want to foster. If you dislike a video and you explain what you think could have improved it such as "the censorship in this video is so heavy I hate when they do that" or "she would be better if she was not a Futa" are not considered toxic because your giving an opinion based response other than just toxic garbage.
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2023.05.08 15:13 PartyOfTruth Some thoughts on Fi-Te axis

Finally I got some time to talk about it here. You see, ever since I got fired from the Japanese restaurant over all my genital and excrement related jokes on the line, I've been working two restaurant jobs for the past two months and didn't even have the chance to check here and talk about typology related subjects, nor even talk about all those interesting philosophical and those socioeconomic and geopolitical related subjects that I talk about on other platforms. I'm having an upcoming job interview at a computer repair store, as that hospitality and kitchen work is really not my thing. I don't think that shit is even suitable for ENTPs by all honesty means. On the other hand, I like to use computer for a variety of things, so why not become good at repairing and swapping computer hardware? There are way more money to be made in that industry anyways! And apply some Ne to it, I can even become an online merchant who buy computer parts and assemble it and sell it...start off with eBay, Amazon or AliBaba, then eventually set up my own website. I get to truly become my own boss! Of course, besides the tech repair and computer assembling, there's another option (I always have multiple options when I make plans), which involves in some hentai-drawing related shits where I milk money off neckbeards' cock juice on DeviantArt (I already got a profile set up, I'm not gonna tell you my name there though) ...well, end justify the means and not to mention I have some fetishism of my own too.
So anyways, for right now, I work at Wingstop at night, all the way till 12:30 am or even 1 am on some days. And at daytime, around 11 am till some time in late afternoon, I work at this small burger joint. Wingstop is basically a slightly more advanced version of Taco Bell or KFC and nothing too special about it. But for the burger joint...ok this is where I want to talk about Fi-Te axis and some of the obvious problems associated with it. This is what I want to say:
Besides INTJs and ENTJs, who actually earned my respect as they're actually good at what they do, know what they're talking about and know how to lead by example (they have a really high standard for both themselves and others). Besides those two, the rest of Fi-Te axis are bunch of chronic daydreaming little shits who can't do anything other than throwing fits and making unreasonable expectation out of every single Goddamn thing they ever touched!
Here's the situation at the burger joint: besides me, there's the store manager who's an ESFP; the self-proclaimed chef who's an ESTJ and happens to be the store manager's wife (ESFP and ESTJ...I'm not even sure if that's even a good match. The ESFP manager does come across as some sort of simp though, but anyways); the shift lead who I get along really well, who's an ISTP - I really feel bad for the guy though. I'll explain later. Then there's the owner, whom I've never met, but based on the description, I'd say he's an ESTJ too.
By now, I've lost count on how many days I'll have to literally run the kitchen on my own...making burgers, fries and salad...etc; prepping; washing dishes; taking out the trash. I have to be that one man fucking army! Ok, I get it, it's close to the park and the business flow is rather unstable, with some days where there's literally no customer and some days where shits explode. But make a sensible schedule or hire more people to make sure the burger come out right at least! The ESFP manager with his inferior Ni can't predict business flow worth shit and schedule minimal people to satisfy the owner. He does it all the time! And things are often out, and we can't even serve many items because ingredients are out of stock, yet the fault goes to...me and the ISTP shift lead? Meanwhile, the ESTJ self-proclaimed chef is picky about everything I do that doesn't even matter...bitch give me a fucking break! It's not like she's that good at what she does neither! How many times do customers complain about her ass?
See, earlier today during the lunch rush, it was only me and the ISTP shift lead who hold it out, with him taking care of cash register and making shakes...etc, while me running the entire kitchen. Food came out slow with me making that "hustler fries", or sides of fries that are smaller than the normal proportion. Later on, as the rush dies down, I had a chat with him and talked about the obvious problem with this restaurant. He has been here for two years so he knows more than me. According to him, the place has an unbelievably high employee turnover rate and as the result, the owner wanna hire like 20 people but only give them like 10 to 15 hours a week (I used to have that too but I guess I did a good job at fooling them into thinking I'm competent enough and I ended up with like 20 to 25 hours. That tert Fe is surely a powerful thing I tell you), and as the result, many of those new hires have quit the job. I was like "dude, they can't just give folks that high school shifts!" and he was like "well, that's what it is. The owner never makes any sense whatsoever". I also brought up about that one-man army bullshit, and he just simply said "I'm used to it by now. That's what the owner expect and I got kids to feed. I can't afford to make risky move". I kinda feel like wanting to help this guy getting a better job. I truly do. The ironic part out of it is how the place may collapse and shut down without him.
It's good that I have that job interview coming up. I'll definitely need it, as there's no way I gonna allow myself to be trapped in that shit. Fuck that lol. But gotta make sure the place I'm interviewing ain't fucking around, as here in Seattle the work culture is a bit...odd and it's not even about the wages - that raising minimal wage bullshit is meant to fool all the Fi-users as they like to FEEL getting rich. Anyways, the bottom line is this: Fi-Te makes some of the most unrealistic expectation out of everything...so dangerously unrealistic that it can come across as comical, given you're not on the receiving end of it. Te cares about profits and what they get out of a deal rather than things such as "if it's even doable" or "is the procedure even right?"...to them, as long as it fits into some sort of trusted official guideline, it's all that matters. Meanwhile, the Fi aka the function of daydreaming, tend to generate all sorts of highly unrealistic ideas of things. At the end, Fi-Te without the backing of an at least somewhat developed Ni tends to expect way too much out of a person, a group or even just a situation. It's especially dangerous if paired with Ne and Si, as Ne tends to sugarcoat everything for the Fi-Te user; and Si may make them horribly rigid about tried-and-worked method without realizing the situation and times are a lot different now, not to mention the obvious gullibility issue brought by Si usage. And when the reality hits them, they gonna be mad as fuck...well, why didn't they make a more realistic expectation out of things and people?
This is one of Fi-Te's biggest problem: they make expectation according to one of their daydream. They look at the things and people for what they want them to be, or don't want them to be for that matter, instead of looking at them for what they really are. That said, don't even expect them to go as deep as figuring out how things work (once again, the ones with developed Ni may be a bit better). This makes them really gullible too. It gets to the level where I learned not to trust Fi-Te users' judgment on pretty much anything (except the NTJs who know what they're talking about). Te users need to stop caring so much about what they can get out of something but focus more on how to do things right, and a bit digging into the inner-mechanism may help them in many different ways. Fi users need to stop fantasizing about some sort of superman, as that shit simply doesn't exist. For instance, at this burger joint, if the owner can get his head out of his ass and realize that if he wants food to be problem free and no lost items nor none of that, then he needs to make reasonable adjustment on how he treats employees instead of expecting some sort of powerful one-man army cook to work there. The world doesn't work that way and he needs to grow the fuck up!
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2023.05.03 17:52 Adventurous-Turnip-7 Step child has accused my niece of sexual harassment, I am lost.

This is long, and contains the discussion of sexual abuse and harassment.
I have been with my partner (m43) for a little over 4 years. I have known his 5 children for about 3 years. His 4 daughters (age 5-10) live full-time with their mother, and visit every other weekend. His son (16) has a different mother, who has been struggling with drug abuse. He lives full-time with us and my son (13), since 2020.
After 8 months of dating my partner, it came to light that sexual abuse may have taken place between his son and daughters (son being the perpetrator), towards the end of his previous relationship (12 years long).
The way this cat came out of the bag was difficult, as it was his ex mother in law who came into a room and discovered the two middle aged girls naked and touching themselves (not each other, if it matters). She screamed at them to stop, then drilled out of them where they 'learned' this behavior. It was said that oldest son had done similar acts to them.
When my partner was told by his ex (mother of the girls), he freaked out (understandable) and was saying that he never wanted to see his son again (oldest son was living full-time with his mother at this point), that he would kill him if he did.
I am very aware of what that dynamic could have the potential to create, and I reminded him that his son was his, as his girls are. That the biggest disservice he could do to his son, and all other people on this planet, would be to alienate him. He clearly needed help, and professional help at that.
The girls were immediately put into therapy, but their mother pulled them after only a few months. Refused to provide any information about their sessions and progress, and said that she never wanted oldest son to be around them again, although there was no protection order served by the state. All very understandable, and even though there are only statements from all parties (son denies it, girls state it is true), and no verifiable proof, we have strictly adhered to that request.
I want to add that I have had multiple conversations with my bio son, and I have been very frank about the circumstances. I told him that his step brother had been accused of sexual assault, and that we could not prove or disprove it. But that I was concerned about us all living together, and highlighted the many ways sexual abuse/assault/harassment can be perpetrated. I have checked in a great deal with him in private to ensure we are living safely, and happily together. The boys could not be closer, they call each other 'brother ', game together, hangout with mutual friends together, etc.
Because the girls come every other weekend (my son is gone every weekend with his bio father), oldest son has to be elsewhere. My parents are very close to us, however, my niece and step brother live with them full-time. Oldest son goes to stay with them (they are all fully informed of the circumstances, my step mom is a ER charge nurse, who has endured sexual abuse herself, she is a vigilant person.), and my niece stays with us while he's there.
My partners oldest daughter did not like having my niece here. My niece is very lonely (only child in her home), and had struggled to make friends for a long time. She can be clingy, and disruptive, demanding attention from the girls or us. To be fair, the girls are not different in that sense, but it's more so due to the fact that there isn't enough parental attention to be split between all of them (on a more one by one basis). It can certainly be difficult, they gang up on each other, lie, tattle, manipulate etc. My niece is often the brunt of these circumstances, but has also been a part of the bullying. Whether my niece is here or not, they find someone to gang up on (usually the third youngest daughter). It was stated by their mother, October ish of last year, that they would like to have their dad to themselves when they're here. I understand the desire, but my niece's care falls on me, not my partner. We also only have so much to work with, given the circumstances. I politely told her it wasn't currently an option for us to refuse space for her in our home, because of the arrangements needed and history we are all aware of.
Partner's oldest daughter is now transitioning to male, and there have obviously been a lot of questions, conversations with the whole family (everyone's very understanding, but kids do have lots of questions). He was being sent to a gender specialist, which also only lasted about 2 months. Same situation, mother will not provide any information, other than her verbal understanding of what has transpired in sessions. Then he was pulled, and predominately speaks with the school counselor now.
Within the past two weeks, my step mother received a phone call from the school, stating that my niece was accused of mooning my step kids (oldest son and bio son were not present). My step mom is very good at determining if my niece is lying. If she's unsure, she tends to treat the situation as if the accusation did transpire. This time, she spoke with my niece, and told me she really didn't think my niece was lying (niece said that third oldest daughter f7, told her that transitioning son was the one who mooned f7. Niece wasn't even present for it.)
After awhile, I was finally able to speak with my partner on the phone, and was told by him that the accusation was more than mooning. That s10 said that niece mooned him, then climbed up on his top bunk and demanded to "know what was in his pants". This is obviously very alarming, my step mother and I are both preparing ourselves for the potential of a dhs visit. Step mom talked with niece again, asking further about demanding to know what was in s10's pants. She broke down crying, saying that she was tired of being bullied by s10, that the bullying takes place at school, and that it did not happen. She has stated this before, but had also said s10 is like that with everyone in class, except for his close friends group. I have seen him act this way with his siblings, as well as my niece, and I have addressed it multiple times with him, partner, and s10's mother. Niece is not overly defensive, but does not want to deal with s10 anymore.
S10 has quite a history entangled with hyper sexualization, and lying. 2 years ago, he came to me and confessed he had stumbled upon hentai. Addressed with his mother and my partner. Admitted to seeking it out after his mother put parental controls on their devices.
Insisted on swimming without a swim top last year, with a close male friend present (relevant later), which I allowed as s10 told me his mother allows him to. (That was a lie). Later that same day, we had the 4 of them, plus male friend and niece. S10 was sprawled across friend's lap, they were very touchy with each other. When they tried to sneak off, just the two of them, I told them they would not be alone together, and that it was due to their physicality with each other. When I brought it up to s10's mom, she went off about how awful of a kid the male friend is (bad kid, etc), and that the situation was entirely his fault.
Last fall, my bio son fell asleep on the bus (which s10 takes as well), and s10 took a video of him and uploaded it to his TikTok. He also has a video up of his sister wrapping presents for Christmas, and on her door a sign said "quiet please, raping in progress". I suppose that's a haha, hilarious grammatical error situation, but it sits badly with me. I insisted he take the video of my son down, unless he was willing to ask his consent to share it. S10 chose to take it down.
Last year, s10 berated his now ex best friend for wanting to give him a hug. He said he didn't want to feel her disgusting boobs on him. The girl now wears baggy clothes and is struggling with body dysmorphia.
The last is so dumb, but I couldn't believe I had to debate it. I had made egg rolls, s10 was curious about them and I said go ahead and try one. I started to walk away, but watched as he picked one up, licked it, then put it back on the baking sheet. I said 's10, yuck! You can't lick something and put it there for someone else's unsuspecting mouth!' I thought it was a bit funny, but then s10 lied and tried to argue with me that he did not do that. I simply said it was fine to not like it, but that if he touched it, or put it in his mouth, he needed to throw it away instead of placing it back on the tray. He threw it away.
I think it's easy to see how I cannot bring myself to just believe s10 at this point. I'm not saying that it didn't happen, but s10 has repetitively lied, and I know how manipulative he can be. I told my partner this and he lost his bananas, as did his ex. She didn't want them coming over with me here,because of that (Which would not be an issue, because I am going to be stepping away from s10. I do not trust that this isn't malicious lie, and I am not going to wait for cross hairs to be on my back. So I will be staying with my parents when they are here.). S10 said he never said anything to us about what supposedly transpired, because he didn't think I would believe him. He also said nothing to his mother, and told the school counselor that it happened at a 'sleepover', not his father's home. I find this hard to believe, as they all love to tattle on each other. The only times I haven't believed s10 have been when I KNOW (because I witnessed whichever specific situation, and many more than what is listed above) he is lying. All other situations I attempt to gather information and restructure how they're playing together.
My partner has not seen his 4 for about three weeks now. The bus stopped and he tried to wave to the kids, but they refused to wave back to him. I think because I was standing there as well (I did also wave). I am not sure what to do with any of this anymore. I know that I'm going to be taking a big step back from the situation, to try and see it all a bit better. My step mom, dad, mother and brother all agree that this an abnormal situation, and that absolving myself of participation is for the best. I feel like there is nothing I can do, except to maybe lie and apologize to s10 and his mom. It would be a lie, because I am not sorry that I don't inherently believe s10. My partner does not have any expectation that I would do this, and we have discussed at length what will be happening for the foreseeable future.
Is walking away from this train wreck the right thing to do? What should I be doing instead? I don't want to be an evil step mother, and my ability to change anything is very limited by the lack of follow through by either of s10's bio parents. Don't know where to go from here, and thank you for reading.
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2023.05.03 17:45 Adventurous-Turnip-7 Step child has accused my niece of sexual harassment, what do I do now?

This is long, and contains the discussion of sexual abuse and harassment.
I have been with my partner (m43) for a little over 4 years. I have known his 5 children for about 3 years. His 4 daughters (age 5-10) live full-time with their mother, and visit every other weekend. His son (16) has a different mother, who has been struggling with drug abuse. He lives full-time with us and my son (13), since 2020.
After 8 months of dating my partner, it came to light that sexual abuse may have taken place between his son and daughters (son being the perpetrator), towards the end of his previous relationship (12 years long).
The way this cat came out of the bag was difficult, as it was his ex mother in law who came into a room and discovered the two middle aged girls naked and touching themselves (not each other, if it matters). She screamed at them to stop, then drilled out of them where they 'learned' this behavior. It was said that oldest son had done similar acts to them.
When my partner was told by his ex (mother of the girls), he freaked out (understandable) and was saying that he never wanted to see his son again (oldest son was living full-time with his mother at this point), that he would kill him if he did.
I am very aware of what that dynamic could have the potential to create, and I reminded him that his son was his, as his girls are. That the biggest disservice he could do to his son, and all other people on this planet, would be to alienate him. He clearly needed help, and professional help at that.
The girls were immediately put into therapy, but their mother pulled them after only a few months. Refused to provide any information about their sessions and progress, and said that she never wanted oldest son to be around them again, although there was no protection order served by the state. All very understandable, and even though there are only statements from all parties (son denies it, girls state it is true), and no verifiable proof, we have strictly adhered to that request.
I want to add that I have had multiple conversations with my bio son, and I have been very frank about the circumstances. I told him that his step brother had been accused of sexual assault, and that we could not prove or disprove it. But that I was concerned about us all living together, and highlighted the many ways sexual abuse/assault/harassment can be perpetrated. I have checked in a great deal with him in private to ensure we are living safely, and happily together. The boys could not be closer, they call each other 'brother ', game together, hangout with mutual friends together, etc.
Because the girls come every other weekend (my son is gone every weekend with his bio father), oldest son has to be elsewhere. My parents are very close to us, however, my niece and step brother live with them full-time. Oldest son goes to stay with them (they are all fully informed of the circumstances, my step mom is a ER charge nurse, who has endured sexual abuse herself, she is a vigilant person.), and my niece stays with us while he's there.
My partners oldest daughter did not like having my niece here. My niece is very lonely (only child in her home), and had struggled to make friends for a long time. She can be clingy, and disruptive, demanding attention from the girls or us. To be fair, the girls are not different in that sense, but it's more so due to the fact that there isn't enough parental attention to be split between all of them (on a more one by one basis). It can certainly be difficult, they gang up on each other, lie, tattle, manipulate etc. My niece is often the brunt of these circumstances, but has also been a part of the bullying. Whether my niece is here or not, they find someone to gang up on (usually the third youngest daughter). It was stated by their mother, October ish of last year, that they would like to have their dad to themselves when they're here. I understand the desire, but my niece's care falls on me, not my partner. We also only have so much to work with, given the circumstances. I politely told her it wasn't currently an option for us to refuse space for her in our home, because of the arrangements needed and history we are all aware of.
Partner's oldest daughter is now transitioning to male, and there have obviously been a lot of questions, conversations with the whole family (everyone's very understanding, but kids do have lots of questions). He was being sent to a gender specialist, which also only lasted about 2 months. Same situation, mother will not provide any information, other than her verbal understanding of what has transpired in sessions. Then he was pulled, and predominately speaks with the school counselor now.
Within the past two weeks, my step mother received a phone call from the school, stating that my niece was accused of mooning my step kids (oldest son and bio son were not present). My step mom is very good at determining if my niece is lying. If she's unsure, she tends to treat the situation as if the accusation did transpire. This time, she spoke with my niece, and told me she really didn't think my niece was lying (niece said that third oldest daughter f7, told her that transitioning son was the one who mooned f7. Niece wasn't even present for it.)
After awhile, I was finally able to speak with my partner on the phone, and was told by him that the accusation was more than mooning. That s10 said that niece mooned him, then climbed up on his top bunk and demanded to "know what was in his pants". This is obviously very alarming, my step mother and I are both preparing ourselves for the potential of a dhs visit. Step mom talked with niece again, asking further about demanding to know what was in s10's pants. She broke down crying, saying that she was tired of being bullied by s10, that the bullying takes place at school, and that it did not happen. She has stated this before, but had also said s10 is like that with everyone in class, except for his close friends group. I have seen him act this way with his siblings, as well as my niece, and I have addressed it multiple times with him, partner, and s10's mother. Niece is not overly defensive, but does not want to deal with s10 anymore.
S10 has quite a history entangled with hyper sexualization, and lying. 2 years ago, he came to me and confessed he had stumbled upon hentai. Addressed with his mother and my partner. Admitted to seeking it out after his mother put parental controls on their devices.
Insisted on swimming without a swim top last year, with a close male friend present (relevant later), which I allowed as s10 told me his mother allows him to. (That was a lie). Later that same day, we had the 4 of them, plus male friend and niece. S10 was sprawled across friend's lap, they were very touchy with each other. When they tried to sneak off, just the two of them, I told them they would not be alone together, and that it was due to their physicality with each other. When I brought it up to s10's mom, she went off about how awful of a kid the male friend is (bad kid, etc), and that the situation was entirely his fault.
Last fall, my bio son fell asleep on the bus (which s10 takes as well), and s10 took a video of him and uploaded it to his TikTok. He also has a video up of his sister wrapping presents for Christmas, and on her door a sign said "quiet please, raping in progress". I suppose that's a haha, hilarious grammatical error situation, but it sits badly with me. I insisted he take the video of my son down, unless he was willing to ask his consent to share it. S10 chose to take it down.
Last year, s10 berated his now ex best friend for wanting to give him a hug. He said he didn't want to feel her disgusting boobs on him. The girl now wears baggy clothes and is struggling with body dysmorphia.
The last is so dumb, but I couldn't believe I had to debate it. I had made egg rolls, s10 was curious about them and I said go ahead and try one. I started to walk away, but watched as he picked one up, licked it, then put it back on the baking sheet. I said 's10, yuck! You can't lick something and put it there for someone else's unsuspecting mouth!' I thought it was a bit funny, but then s10 lied and tried to argue with me that he did not do that. I simply said it was fine to not like it, but that if he touched it, or put it in his mouth, he needed to throw it away instead of placing it back on the tray. He threw it away.
I think it's easy to see how I cannot bring myself to just believe s10 at this point. I'm not saying that it didn't happen, but s10 has repetitively lied, and I know how manipulative he can be. I told my partner this and he lost his bananas, as did his ex. She didn't want them coming over with me here,because of that (Which would not be an issue, because I am going to be stepping away from s10. I do not trust that this isn't malicious lie, and I am not going to wait for cross hairs to be on my back. So I will be staying with my parents when they are here.). S10 said he never said anything to us about what supposedly transpired, because he didn't think I would believe him. He also said nothing to his mother, and told the school counselor that it happened at a 'sleepover', not his father's home. I find this hard to believe, as they all love to tattle on each other. The only times I haven't believed s10 have been when I KNOW (because I witnessed whichever specific situation, and many more than what is listed above) he is lying. All other situations I attempt to gather information and restructure how they're playing together.
My partner has not seen his 4 for about three weeks now. The bus stopped and he tried to wave to the kids, but they refused to wave back to him. I think because I was standing there as well (I did also wave). I am not sure what to do with any of this anymore. I know that I'm going to be taking a big step back from the situation, to try and see it all a bit better. My step mom, dad, mother and brother all agree that this an abnormal situation, and that absolving myself of participation is for the best. I feel like there is nothing I can do, except to maybe lie and apologize to s10 and his mom. It would be a lie, because I am not sorry that I don't inherently believe s10. My partner does not have any expectation that I would do this, and we have discussed at length what will be happening for the foreseeable future.
Is walking away from this train wreck the right thing to do? What should I be doing instead? I don't want to be an evil step mother, and my ability to change anything is very limited by the lack of follow through by either of s10's bio parents. Don't know where to go from here, and thank you for reading.
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2023.05.02 15:28 GraydientAI Big software update! Models & LoRAs browser, and 355 models preloaded, LoRA triggers & more

Big software update! Models & LoRAs browser, and 355 models preloaded, LoRA triggers & more

you can explore preinstalled models and hide NSFW content now
The #1 request from April was to make it easier to use all of the preinstalled content in our system, so we've started to roll out big Web UI improvements every week. This week, we've added an AI models browser that shows checkpoints and Lora mini-models. Give it a try here:
https://cloud.graydient.ai/concepts (you'll need a pirate diffusion account to render with it)
If you're new to Pirate Diffusion, this is our Stable Diffusion on the cloud where we load whatever the community wants and you simply chip in for GPU cost. We don't sell or gate access to models, and there's no credits, people render unlimited. We're also hard at work to build a creator program to help model makers earn a living. Quite busy!
To render, sign up for an account on Graydient.ai and we'll plug you in. There's 355 read-to-fire models on our cloud plus 7 inpaint models, controlnet, img2img, instruct pix2pix, high res fix, three modes of upscale, custom community prompt templates called recipes, and more.

Here's what's new this week:

📷 Eleven new base models added! Try: RealFlex, Kstyle, Duchatien, DucJourney, Beautiful Real Asians, Counterfeit 3.0, MissToon, Cross Kemono, DreamShaper 5, Cetus, Meina Hentai are all excellent, mix them with your favorite LoRAs!
There's now a grand total of 355 read-to-fire models on our cloud plus 7 inpaint models at your disposal. Infinite possibilities! It will take us a few more days to tag everything, so this is an early preview. However every single model has a photo and a link to examples already
📷 New LoRA Tags! We are in the process tagging and transferring all of our spreadsheets into a detailed concepts model browser, including fine-grain details like obscure triggers for LoRAs, which you can filter by tag
📷 New controls will blur sensitive images (pictured above) that allows you to filter by multiple tags, mixing and matching. Clicking on the details exposes a copy button so you don't have to type it in your prompt. We're adding more options soon like being able to display this like our classic spreadsheet
📷 Stronger Brews! The /brew command was upgraded with higher quality recipes, give it a try when you're in the mood for a surprise
📷 Get inspired! Get amazing images with the full prompt in our zero-chatter Inspirations channel, showing a wide variety of content from our community:
https://t.me/piratediffusionbest
Thanks again for supporting our project, and drop us a comment on Telegram, Discord, or below and tell us which features you want to see next.
Render-Ahoy!
P.S. Special thanks to Trako, ImthecaptainMeow, VoidRose, Squibduck, Forsana, Eggs Benadryl, and everyone else who contributed to debugging the new LoRAs system and documentation! Best community ever!
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2023.05.01 15:24 CaspianX2 eShopperReviews April 2023 Wrap-Up

eShopperReviews April 2023 Wrap-Up

In the month of April, I reviewed 45 Nintendo Switch games (while buying 67), meaning that my first month back to reviewing exclusively Nintendo Switch games saw me actually falling behind in my goal to review all of my Nintendo Switch games. Oh well.
All told, my Nintendo Switch titles reviewed to titles owned ratio is now 2200/3104.
Now that I'm making it a point to track the number of subscribers, I'll also point out that this subreddit is at 8831 subscribers. For those keeping track, this means that after multiple months of losing subscribers, things started going up again once I stopped reviewing Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games, confirming what I suspected was driving traffic away.
So... huh, interesting. It doesn’t make me regret doing my year of Nintendo 3DS and Wii U reviews, that was a personal goal I set for myself, and honestly the subscriber count doesn’t matter that much to me - it’s nice when I can see that what I’m doing here is appreciated by more people, but most of the reason I do this is... because I want to do this.
However, having said that, I am happy you’re all here, and it is something important to me that I’m creating content that you enjoy. Yeah, I know, it’s kinda’ conflicting. Yet still true!
Anyway, for those who are new to this subreddit, hi! Welcome! I hope you enjoy your time here!
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Patreon Updates

On the Patreon side of things, we had 11 patrons kindly donating in the month of April, and their contributions will be recognized in reviews throughout the month of May. If you’re curious to see the names, you can check them out below.
The games Patrons voted on in March for me to review in April were Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection and Falling Elevator - Hyper Casual Demolish Escape Survival Game, both of which I’ll talk about more below.
Okay, so those are the reviews from March’s votes, but what games won the April votes? Well, the normal patron vote resulted in a tie between Lil Gator Game and Melatonin, and as always in case of a tie, I act as the tie-breaking vote. However, while the normal vote was evenly split, the budget vote was unanimous, with everyone participating voting for Rô. As always, I will be reviewing both of these games sometime within the next month.
Okay, on to new votes up for this month!
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Monthly Patreon Votes - May

For this month's patron vote for those who donate $5 or more on Patreon, I’m doing something special! This month’s selections are all games that have been released so far in 2023 that received a score of 80 or higher on Metacritic, games that have not been named in a prior vote this year, and games from indie studios. And because this is quite a few games, and also games that are generally priced less than half of the cost of a major release, title, I will be reviewing the top two games in this vote. In addition, I will also be allowing voters to select as many games as they like!
The full list of games to vote for in the Patron vote are as follows:
A Space for the Unbound
Breakers Collection
Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly
Drainus
Dredge
Fashion Police Squad
Ib
NeverAwake
Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo
PowerWash Simulator
Rakuen: Deluxe Edition
Rytmos
The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow
The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story
Whichever two games in this list receive the most votes by the end of May will be reviewed in June.
As for the All-Patron Budget Vote for those who donate $1 or more, I’m looking at even more budget games released in early 2023. As per usual, all games in this vote are normally priced in the eShop at $2 or under.
The selections for the second vote are as follows:
Finger Football: Goal in One
JarataireRPG
My Name is Mayo
Non-Stop Space Probe
Radiantflux Hyperfractal 4.0
Tuya
As always, whichever game earns the most votes by the end of April will be reviewed in May!
If you want to join in these votes, head over to the eShopperReviews Patreon page and make a donation - again, to be clear, donating any dollar amount allows you to partake in the All-Patron Budget Vote, and donating $5 or more enables you to participate in both votes!
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Podcasts & Game Streams

Once again, Patreon subscribers can hear me discussing the last month’s highlights in a monthly podcast. I should note that these podcasts are made available to patrons first, but if you’re not a patron, you won’t be completely left out - I’ll have the podcast made available to everyone on YouTube a week or so after Patreon patrons get it. However, if you’re curious to hear the podcast right when it releases, please consider heading over to the Patreon page and making a donation! In this month’s podcast, Jenn and I talk about the April 2023 Indie World Showcase, as well as sharing our thoughts on The Super Mario Bros. Movie. And as always, we also discuss the last month’s reviews that I deemed to be the best games, worst games, and hidden gems. No streams in April. Is this something people here want to see more of? Please speak up in the comments if so!
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eShopperReviews Subreddit Updates

On the subreddit side of things, I had one major theme week this month, a week of Compilations and Collections. No changes to the Wiki this month, but I did do a lot of updating to the Compilation and Bundle Chart page to reflect all the new Compilations I reviewed.
I also added new reviews for multiple releases on Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack’s Nintendo 64 App and Sega Genesis App, and in turn I updated the pages for the Nintendo 64 App and the Sega Genesis App, to reflect these.
I also received a review code for the game Sherlock Holmes The Awakened from the kind people at Frogwares, and I posted my review of the game. The short version is: I like the story and characters, but I feel like the game’s mechanics are overly-complicated, and the game is buggy and has performance issues on Nintendo Switch.
Once again, no new Bad Behavior Profiles this month. At some point I’ll have to get back to updating these...
Okay, I think that's it for major events on eShopperReviews in April, now onto some review highlights! Here's my picks for the most noteworthy games I reviewed in April 2023. As always, these are not necessarily games that came out this April, just what I was able to review this last month.
Okay, so on to April’s highlights:
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The Best

Splatoon 3 - Splatoon 3 is basically just Splatoon 2 with new maps, a few new weapons, and a bunch of new improvements throughout the game. However, since Splatoon 2 was already excellent, giving us a better version of that great game results in... another great game. Shocker, I know!
Remnants of Naezith - Remnants of Naezith is a Platformer with a grappling hook mechanic that combines with its excellent physics to make simply moving through its levels feel like a dream. While this game is challenging in a way that may not appeal to everyone, it’s rewarding in a way that fans of the genre should absolutely check out.
Assassin’s Creed Anniversary Edition Mega Bundle - At $100, this Compilation is quite an investment, but this is unquestionably the best way to go if you’re looking to get all of the Assassin’s Creed games released on Nintendo Switch in the US so far (Japanese players technically got a streaming-only version of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey that’s not included here). Included here are a wealth of excellent Stealth-focused Open-World Action-RPGs. In short, this is a great Compilation to get if you want to do your Assassin-ing on the go.
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection - Speaking of great packages, this Compilation includes all six numbered games (plus their copy-paste counterparts) in the Mega Man Battle Network series. While this Compilation is lacking in a few areas, it has a good selection of extras, and the core gameplay throughout this series is outstanding, and unlike just about anything else out there.
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The Worst

Awakening of Cthulhu - If you’re going to make your game force players to engage in combat over and over and over again, at least make that combat fun and interesting, not a dull, repetitive slog. And that’s not even the game’s worst failing. No, that honor goes to the atrociously bad graphics, which have players facing off against pixellated monsters in front of pixellated backgrounds that have failed to load properly. This game is an utter embarrassment, and should never have been released in this state.
Ducky Quacky - Speaking of games that shouldn’t have been released in this state, Ducky Quacky is already off to a bad start with gameplay and visuals that make it an aggressively mediocre 3D Platformer. But then add to that poor controls, a bad camera, and eerily silent sound, and you have to wonder what these people were thinking, releasing this mess on the same platform as Mario.
Falling Elevator - Hyper Casual Demolish Escape Survival Game - My, it’s been a while since I last reviewed an honest-to-goodness asset flip, and this is a particularly bad one. The publisher who slopped this game onto the Nintendo Switch eShop couldn’t even be bothered to change the original asset’s name within the game itself, and despite the asset advertising having a built-in level builder, the game itself only includes the 50 levels that came with the asset. All of this is on top of simple, boring gameplay that is always either far too easy or far too difficult. Please don’t waste your money on this low-effort trash.
Hentai: Make Love Not War and Hentai Uni - As always, whenever I review a hentai game, I make it a point to say that I don’t have anything against these games, or in favor of them, so long as the game itself is good and the sexy content makes sense within the game. In this case, it’s hard for me to say that the game is good or bad because it’s barely even a game, just the simplest of tile-swapping puzzles, with both Hentai: Make Love Not War and Hentai Uni only differing in which sexy images you’re trying to unscramble. If you want a Puzzle game, you have about a gazillion better choices than these. If you want porn, then... just go look at porn! I don’t know who this game was created for, because it just seems so pointless.
Barry the Bunny - Out of all the worst games in this list, Barry the Bunny is the one that actually had potential. There’s a great aesthetic here, and simple retro-style Platformer gameplay that at least could have been fun. The problem is that this game has some nasty difficulty spikes, and those are compounded by some absolutely terrible, broken controls. Once again, a terrible Platformer on the same console as Mario... what were they thinking?
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Hidden Gems

Destropolis - Destropolis combines simple but well-made 2-Stick Shooter gameplay with Roguelike elements that keep things interesting and ensure that each play-through will be different. This game is a blast.
Dezatopia - Dezatopia provides players with a retro-style Shmup that has some unique and inventive mechanics, such as a 4-directional weapon system with each weapon working differently, and an upgrade system as you progress through the game. Not all of the experimental things this game tries works out, but enough of them do to make it well worth checking out if you enjoy this genre.
Bit.Trip Collection - At $10, this Compilation of all six games in the original Bit.Trip saga is an outstanding value, and worth the price even if you’re only interested in half of the games included. This is a great package for fans of simple, Arcade-style Music-Rhythm games.
Gunborg: Dark Matters - Gunborg is just an all-around solid Action-Platformer and 2-Stick Shooter with fun gameplay mechanics. Not sure there’s much else to add here.
Gridd: Retroenhanced - This On-Rails Shooter combines the gameplay of games like Star Fox and Panzer Dragoon with a presentation that feels reminiscent of Thumper, making for a surprisingly polished experience. I just wish the camera were a bit better... but even with this glaring flaw, this is an excellent entry in the genre.
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Anyway, that covers pretty much all of the big stuff for April. I hope you've all enjoyed reading what I have to say!
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2023.04.24 09:07 Healthy-Nebula364 Translation & Release Status Update/Discussion - Apr 24

Previous threads
This is the weekly translation & Release status update thread. Use this thread to discuss translation news, issues, titles you're looking forward to, etc.
This month's English translation releases of Japanese VNs
This month's Japanese releases
Upcoming English translations of Japanese VNs
Note: This is simply a mirror from 4chan's weekly thread on the /jp/ board. All credit goes to the user VNTS there. VNDB links will be included. Entries in Bold have had changes since last week

Fan Translations

Official work

MangaGamer

JAST

Age titles

  • Kiminozo - Kickstarter for English release planned pending success of JP Crowdfunding

Spike Chunsoft

Sekai/Denpa

VisualArts

Nekonyan

Frontwing

OPPAI Ero App Academy Bigger, Better, Electric Boobaloo - Picked up

LoveLab

Aksys

Shiravune

Success

Kagura Games

Other

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2023.04.23 19:19 Babufrak2 Many of the people who made Elsagate videos may be believing too much on the idea that animation is strictly for kids that they'll watch hentai and noticed all of the explicit stuff and still think hentai are for kids just simply because they're animated

Many of the people who made Elsagate videos may be believing too much on the idea that animation is strictly for kids that they'll watch hentai and noticed all of the explicit stuff and still think hentai are for kids just simply because they're animated submitted by Babufrak2 to meme [link] [comments]


2023.04.22 21:29 Potential-Banana-905 I played bunch of humanxfurry fvns you porbably never heard off! Should you? (batch 3)

[part 1](https://www.reddit.com/FurryVisualNovels/comments/zovwqt/i_played_9_furry_x_human_themed_vns_you_probably/)
[part 2](https://www.reddit.com/FurryVisualNovels/comments/10o0nr6/i_played_bunch_of_furry_x_human_vns_you_probably/)
(Links don't work again... welp)
Well gays, it’s that time again!

https://preview.redd.it/l98z3jcgkhva1.jpg?width=1068&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=ba0740858539f71ac120cde6253cac24f03fd42b
Yep, the one where you sit together with me and listen to my stories about hoomans doing horny with furries… and then to my enlightened takes about them. Be sure to grab some popcorn!
(Just a third post and I’m already running out of introductions… wow)
Anyways, today’s lineup is certainly… interesting. The fact that itch.io has essentially become a new steam greenlight is simultaneously a blessing and a curse, offering some original projects no other service offers and yet leaving most of those projects unfinished… or sometimes showing that “original” isn’t necessarily great or even good.
My today's thoughts are probably going to be a bit messy and i’ll definitely get sidetracked or won't offer an unambiguous opinion. Sorry for that, but hopefully it's still better than being a negative nancy.
Anyways, shall we?

  1. HELP!!! I Got Lost and Found A VILLAGE That's Full of... MONSTERS!

(This name is absolutely killing me so from now on i’ll just call it “Monster Village”)
A fvn dating sim set in the Monster Hunter universe? That’s, like, a match made in heaven! Well, you know what that means — it's monster mounting time! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

https://preview.redd.it/imwv7k3ikhva1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=31cc257d1f623d116d85520f3780cee95bc74ff4
While I really don’t like making an impression based on the very first build, this time they were so overwhelmingly positive that I just couldn’t help myself. The main issue with fan-made dating sims to popular IPs is that those IPs usually take themselves so seriously that said fangames hardly can be anything more than parodies (well, except Sonic the hedgehog's murder as Sonic had always been a meme). Luckily that’s not the case with monster hunter: the franchise is notoriously known to be extremely light on plot but rich on lore with its flora and fauna, and, while not exactly kiddie(thanks in no small part to its unforgiving difficulty), it never took itself too seriously. Monster Village essentially takes this setting and injects an actual plot in it, all the while staying true to the tone and lore of the franchise. The identity of MH conveyed so well that upon launching a game I immediately admitted “yes, this IS a monster hunter game”. From its sound effects, item icons and a general visual style Monster Village feels like a love letter to both the furry community and monster hunter fans, and extremely well-made at that.
The general flow of a story and writing is really smooth, and while the plot is simplistic, the character interactions are written quite well and authentic. So far none of the dialogues overstay their welcome and are written in an extremely witty and quippy way. There are a lot of subtle jokes and puns (like that from above) that just give this vn its special flair and style.
The cast of characters are quite diverse, featuring a whopping 6 love interests, all of whom feel really distinct from one another, representing their own mh species and whose personalities stay true to mh lore. And not a single one standing out as obnoxious or unlikeable, even that one tsundere guy. The general atmosphere is very welcoming and cozy, engulfing you in a daily life of aboriginal village, which is quite refreshing after a whole bunch of dating sims all of whom are set in present time cities or towns. Just everything about it is really well made and I like all of it so far.
There are some little flaws that get in the way tho. The black and white UI design feels a bit strange for a monster hunter game as the franchise is usually know of having it more colorful (mainly green and brown), background art is extremely simplistic and dialogue sometimes uses slang that sounds really off for a fictional village, which tend to break immersion (I really think there isn’t a “tsundere” term in aboriginal lexicon). Other than that I’m eagerly looking forward to the continuation.
Part of me hopes Capcom would publish this game on Steam to advertise their series just like Behaviour Interactive did with “Hooked on You” or Sega with Sonic’s murder upon full release, but sadly that will probably never happen, so oh well.

  1. Night Sky

Night Sky feels like a relaxing dating sim Similar to Human Heart, Rainbow and EFW god rest its soul, but sadly it's worse than any of those.
I have to be blunt here: I feel like the quality of this vn is not very high. I don’t hate it since I respect passion projects, but everything just feels so haphazardly done… it’s like for every thing it gets right it also gets a lot of things wrong.
For instance, existing sprites are cute, but it's undermined by how limited and all over the place the general presentation feels. For once, there are no CG’s whatsoever and for twice, the game has only a single set of sprites. It uses side portraits to animate character expressions similarly to Nekojishi and Kaiju-9, and I wouldn’t mind it by itself, but there not only just one of the characters has animated side portraits but not even all characters have side portraits to begin with. Additionally Terry’s character design is at odds with his personality and feels like it's from a completely different game, and Fort has a… lip sync for some reason?... Why? Lip Syncing is generally pointless unless a vn has voice acting and not only that but only Fort of all people has one. W… why?
And just in general, the artstyle is so non-existent here I retroactively feel bad for going hard for other VN’s and want to re-edit my opinions about them now.
Next we have the setting which… is just another modern day setting where humans and furries exist together. Apparently the writer decided to rectify this by adding a bunch of stuff from other vns and… I’m not sure they fit here.
For example we have a pandemic which seems to serve no particular purpose aside from being a meta reference to Covid. These days when I see stuff like this I just roll my eyes. It genuinely feels like a half-assed attempt to modernize the story.
To be fair, references here feel forced and hammered in in general, as they are used without even making much sense sometimes.

Apparently Genshin is an arcade machine in this universe and I have no ide how this even work.
Next we have an otherworldly being who comes in touch with a protagonist from time to time. Now this *does* have a story purpose but otherwise feels completely unfitting for this setting. This isn’t fantasy like Adastra or Lyre nor is it particularly heavy on supernatural/mythological elements like Nekojishi or Wayfinder. The dude is just… there. Not that I mind him being here since it's nice to meet an openly benevolent God for once but I just wish he was in a different story.
For the plot itself I can’t really say much since this is a slice of life with bits and pieces of intrigue spreading here and there regarding character backstories, but so far we are only in the setup phase so I can’t say much. Plus, in those kinds of games the plot usually takes a backseat to character interactions (which it does) so that brings me to the next point -- character interactions.
Overall, I would say they are written okay and pretty energetic, but sadly they suffer from quite a lot of problems.
First of all they are extremely exaggerated and over the top sometimes. It’s kinda hard for me to get a proper example, so I’ll just say that the way characters interact seems a bit at odds with their age.
Aside from that the writer implies a trick which I’m not sure I love or hate -- make the words and letters in a dialogue box tremble, flash and spin around like during class trials in danganronpa in particularly emotional moments. Using this sporadically would be fine, but he overuses this so much it becomes tiring after a while.
Aside from that, some of the grammatical mistakes are just absolutely embarrassing. Like “gentlemens”... seriously? I know English is probably not the writer’s main language, but this is the kind of thing kids learn in primary school…
Now we get to the story flow. So unlike the traditional route system this game features what is essentially a linear story with romance options from Lagoon Lounge and knights college (even though saying those vns had romance to begin with will be way too rich for them).
The good thing? You have no option to have a one-night stand with everyone and can choose only one love interest. Additionally, a more linear story is much simpler to follow.
The bad thing? In order to get with a single character you have to kinda be an ass to everyone else, and I absolutely can’t stand such a route system. Ghosting other characters in favor of a favorite one is extremely disrespectful, but if you aren’t gonna do that — there is a high chance you are going to transit to another route and get a bad end at that. I wish date sims would get rid of it entirely.
So… yeah, if you couldn’t tell I’m not particularly excited about this one. And, like, I don’t hate or anything and at least I wasn’t really bored with it like with a lot of other ones, it's just it feels really underwhelming and half-assed even by solo dev standards and it absolutely falls in comparison with other dating sims out there. I feel like potentially it could have been much better if Dev had enough skill and time for this, but in the end we have what we have. Still, I’ll see where it goes I guess.


  1. La Musa

I’m really sad to say this but even after a year La Musa still remains a nothing burger of a demo, even with developers’ numerous reports and promises.
First of all I would like to talk artstyle which is… serviceable. It looks very simplistic and sometimes even rough and sloppy. There are novels who use simplistic art style as a stylistic choice like Human Heart and then there is La Musa… where artists either weren’t paid enough or they simply weren’t skillful enough, not sure which is correct here. Characters look extremely basic and lack any stylistic flair or shape to make themselves appealing. I guess with how uneven the fvn industry is I should be grateful to at least get different expressions but… like, does this say much?
The setting… When I first started the game I thought that it would be a past italy but apparently it's modern times… okay. The game constantly references modern pieces of media but it comes up as a forced necessity more than anything. It looks very unnatural.
You know what else is unnatural? The dialogue as a whole. I really feel like a broken record at this point since I have used this word many times before, but that’s just because there are no other words I can think of. First of all, the protagonist just arrives at the new university and instantly makes friends with everyone without taking the time to introduce himself. Second, the dialogue between other characters sounds forced. They are supposed to know each other but act like they don’t but nevertheless were ordered beforehand to behave themselves like they know each other, if that makes sense. It’s kinda weird.
Speaking of the protagonist: I don’t hate him but isn’t it weird he seems so overly horny? He immediately starts making comments about how sexy everyone looks and one of his first choices is to sniff a guy's shirt which is creepy and gross (I know that it's a canonically bad choice but like… why?). It’s such a weird direction to go by about a character we are supposed to like.
And then there is the longevity of a demo which… just a half an hour I believe… or maybe even less. And during the duration nothing really happens, like at all. The description of the game claims it to be a horromystery, but the only thing I see for now is a juvenile erotica.
I do however appreciate having such quality of life features like a glossary, characters biography and relationship system indicator but those features would only be useful in a better vn. The one that, you know, longer, has some kind of mystery and interesting conflicts going on, but for now this is definitely not one of those.
And that’s… all I have to say about it for now!
To be clear this game’s first impression was not nearly as bad as some of the other vns, so I can get over it, but what I *do* struggle to get over is how mismanaged the devs are.
Muse Productions appeared back at the start of 2022 with announcement of La Musa, and in the summer they somehow thought it will be a good idea to announce not 1, not 2 but *3* more vns… which in totality make it 4. After releasing the first demo they have gone radio silent for an entire half a year and *only now* they make vacancy of hiring *an entire team*. That’s triple A levels of mismanagement right here. Like who in the world thought it would be a good idea to announce a whopping four projects before you have an entire team behind you? It’s amazing how professional devs appear to be and how the opposite of that they ended up looking, aiming for a start while not being able to get basic things right. It’s insane.
So yeah, all of that is not exactly encouraging for me to keep an eye on this studio. Its only appeared and already has all of the marking of another unaccomplished ambition who is going to die before they are made reality. With how all too common these situations are in AAA industry I'm not particularly inclined to believe in indie devs as well.
I can only wish for success but I’m not particularly feel like supporting a studio with monetary tips or otherwise, I just don’t see much to support except promises for now.

  1. Wayfinder

Norse mythology got quite a resurgence lately, huh. First we had AC valhalla, then GoW ragnarok, then a new YS game and we have a furry visual novel… that’s sure escalated quickly!
*Ahem*... anyways, Wayfinder is essentially Nekojishi except with Scandinavian wolfos and an actual plot. While on paper this sounds like an absolutely amazing idea, in reality there are certain… issues. Well, only one issue but an egregious one: an artstyle. Well, ok it has problems with character sprites, beacuse CGs look gorgeous.

Yes
Since visual novels I kinda, well, “visual” the artstyle is sort of important and here, while it has beatuiful CGs, sprites look outright ugly.
All of the wolves look really creepy and uncanny. Arkyn in particular looks as ugly as Sonic’s original design in the first Sonic Movie. To be completely honest I don’t require everything to be horny bara, I just really want it to be good enough to not be embarrassed if my mom just so happens to spot me playing one of those vns.
Admittedly Lavan promised a revamp of an artstyle *more* then six months ago but it still doesn’t happen. Well, maybe this is not entirely true as side characters *are* drawn in a new style… but that makes things even worse as now two art styles clash with each other and it creates a dissonance.
And it sucks because in CG's main trio looks much more beautiful and visually appealing, yet sprites are still like that.
So yeah. Lavan, if you are reading this -- please, remember following on your promises.
Luckily, what the game doesn’t achieve in the art department it achieves in its storytelling! Well, maybe it’s a bit rich to say that for now, but so far the writing was quite impressive, to say the least.
As I mentioned before, Wayfinder’s premise is about protagonists meeting an otherworldly beings who all require his help, but unlike Nekojishi here it's executed so, so much better.
The protagonist, Fynn, didn’t really asked for becoming a wayfinder just like Liao didn’t want to become a jitong, but if Liao did absolutely nothing other then complain about it Fynn immediately takes his new responsibility and the mantle as well as giving it the very best he can. Similarly unlike Nekojishi (and shit ton of other vn’s for that matter) where the protagonist just sits back and enjoys his love interests fighting for each other, Fynn goes out of his way to stop arguments and encourage cooperation. No matter which route you choose he will try to make everyone happy, regardless how much he likes someone over the other, and quite unusual for a protagonist to treat his companions like family rather than fuckbuddies. I wish other vn’s would follow that philosophy.
Aside from that the vn features some interesting power scaling. While this isn’t a battle shounen, Fynn still learns new abilities that help him better navigate a supernatural world around him and learn more and more things. This is also a great tool as it helps progress the story further and helps you feel like you are actually achieving something, and something noble at that. This vn is sort of falls in the category of a group that wants to actively help other people, so if you liked Minohotel for that reason you might love this one as well.
Overall protagonist is written really well, with his own struggles, backstory and much more. And love interests are quite well written as well!
Each of them has their own character and role in the story, and all of that is shown quite well. The most important thing however is that if they do fight for the protagonist, it’s not because they want to be loved by him but because all three of them genuinely need help only he can provide, and by itself this is much more mature than petty jealousy that is present in other vns.
And overall this vn had a much more mature vibe then most of other ones, and I don’t even mean by an “edgy” type of mature, just a vibe when adult characters do an actual adult stuff for ones (not throwing any potshots at other vns her by the way, its just refreshing to read a more grounded story for once)
So, yeah, my impressions of this vn are very positive so far. However there are other small issues.
The novel likes to sometimes interrupt the main story with different plotlines and it’s SO unimportant to the main plot that I’m not sure why it's there in the first place. To be clear, I don't like such narrative tricks at all and wasn’t even a fan of it in Minohotel, but at least in Minohotel it serves a purpose of getting to know your future guests more intimately and is also skippable. Here it feels like useless filler.
And as a nitpick I actually *would* appreciate a glossary since it will absolutely serve its purpose here.
All in all however Wayfinder sure fits under a category “Ugly from the outside but beautiful on inside” so if art doesn’t put you off i suggest giving this one a try.

  1. Children of the Phoenix

Speaking of ugly from the outside: May I present to you… Children of the Phoenix by Shunaka!
First things first: Abandon all hope ye who enter here for hot furry baristas, because this visual novel looks like this:

https://preview.redd.it/d23gexpukhva1.png?width=1795&format=png&auto=webp&s=717f5bc9f7998ec05987fd30589d9ec858b1fffe
OR like this:

https://preview.redd.it/hw38lzjvkhva1.png?width=1793&format=png&auto=webp&s=5c5bca4dab4ba0fdd8b167185a9920fab9de7a52
So… yeah, strap yourselves in boys. We have a lot to unpack here.
Before I will get to it though, I have to say that this vn is a bit different from others (and not only for the artstyle). The thing is that any other vn I’ve covered so far I used furry x human tag as a (romantic) relationship. However, while I didn’t really talk about it much, I use this tag in a broader sense, including as a general theme of coexistence. Granted It doesn’t really fleshed out all that well, but I will get to that.
So… the artstyle. I mean, what can I say? It's a 3D visual novel that looks like a unity store asset flip from Steam Greenlight, God rest its soul. Also ones that visualnovels like to tear apart so much. And, like, I never exactly shied away from my distaste from that sub, but, it kinda has a point in that sense.
To be fair the game looks as beautiful as it possibly can… for a 3d game created by one guy. The backgrounds in particular look pleasant (definitely better than yet another generic photographic backgrounds). The characters thought… Well, you can see yourself.
There is a reason why a lot of devs never use this approach, because they put themselves at severe disadvantage beforehand relative to their competitors who’s vns look all shiny and fancy. Generally I encountered only so far of really good 3d vns and let me tell you: presentation weren’t exactly their strongest suit. But if non-furry vns can get away with it then furry vns live and die on how appealing/hot their character designs look, and you can tell by now this vn isn’t exactly off to a good start.
I remember in one of his blogs Shunaka was explaining how 3d art allows him to cut corners for making 2d one by reusing character models in every scene, but I think he didn’t take into account that easier doesn't mean better, the fact that you can reuse 2d sprites just like 3d models, the fact that you can cut corners there by drawing only different side portraits instead of sprites themselves and the fact that ultimately it isn’t worth a sacrifice. Unanimated 3d just looks unappealing in general and there is only so far a single person can go no matter how skillful they are at drawing 3d models. But hey, at least you can effortlessly spam CGs! Was it worth it?
Anyways, now that we’ve done with the presentation, let’s move onto everything else.
The setting: not gonna lie, I’m kinda conflicted on it as well.
The good thing is that it takes place in an American countryside for which I always have a soft spot for, even though I was born on the opposite side of the earth. All the hippie culture, the free spirited adventures, and farmers who decide to build their life separately from most of society by building their own commune was always something that captivated me. The game also tries to supplement the setting by providing some lore of its own referring to various furkin people who lived in this universe sometime ago, as well as introducing its own hierarchy, terminology, some sort of subculture and so on.
The problem? Well, I don’t think that the premise can… realistically work?
So here’s the lore: In this alternate history there is the thing called Phoenix Virus, turning humans into furries, and apparently it existed for centuries by now. So naturally, when mankind realized it can’t change society for the 50th or so time, instead of reflecting on themselves they blamed the beasts furkin. As a result all of the furries had to retreat in the wild and apparently live there up to this day.
Now let’s talk about why this premise is fundamentally broken.
First of all if this happened centuries ago furkin would have long since wiped out most of humanity just like in Bakabu or Endless Bounty. Remember, this is not a new race, this is an existing race who got animal-like powers and abilities (a point I’m gonna return later), and, according to the lore this so-called virus was here for centuries. While the era in this game is very hard to pinpoint, it's safe to say that it takes place in a span between 1950 -- 2000 years. According to history, however, mankind was extremely warlike and martial before that era, just take a look in the history book and see how many wars there are. So how exactly humans who just happen to get infected with the virus giving him so much useful animal survival abilities didn’t just reign supreme during the following eras they got infected? Kinda useful virus if you ask me.
Second, I’m not sure this is how xenophobia works either.
A lot of people have prejudice against other races, yes, but I vehemently believe that the reason for this is not just because they look different, but because this different look is inherently indicative of the different places they come from. These are, however, the same exact people who just look different now. And you are telling me that they develop such strong prejudice against people who live beside them just because they look differently now? And that this will continue for centuries? I don’t buy it.
Much more realistic (and interesting) way would be to depict how furkin would struggle in the corporate age (I mean, I’m pretty sure at this point in time world *did* became pretty corporate), with the government trying to conscript them for military purposes due to their inherent combat abilities and inherently superior athletics while entertainment companies like Disney trying to hire them as mascots And pretty much all children love furries, that’s a scientific fact). And yet racism was chosen of all other available topics… okay.
Usually I’m not the one who would advocate for fiction to be realistic and can suspend my disbelief for a lot of things, but CotP convinced that *maybe* sometimes you need a bit of realism, because each time I was just thinking how much better this premise could have been used.
Now despite lumping so hard on a worldbuilding I would have easily forgiven it if the rest of the vn is good. So is the rest of it good? Well…
So far the plot can be summed up as “a (very) spoiled city kid just so happened to land into a county where he learns to enjoy a simple life”. That’s… kinda it. And while this may not sound that bad, it feels misused for a given premise and not even that well executed.
First, humans are almost non-existent in the actual plot and rarely even appear. All we have seen so far are a couple of allies and mafioso villains who aren’t even on screen. I probably would have been fine with that if only the setting wouldn’t have directly involved humans (I mean, since you are using them anyway you can at least, you know, give them a purpose?)
Second, the main character is… quite unlikable. And I’m talking about Adastra’s Marco levels of unlikeable (not yet Caelan’s levels but, you know, he is getting there). I mean seriously, the dude got his ass saved by a sympathetic Sheriff from Mafia and then adopted by villagers who provide him with home, food, and clothes, and yet this little gremlin has the nerve to complain that not everything’s perfect.

https://preview.redd.it/iy4nqorxkhva1.png?width=1460&format=png&auto=webp&s=55a492a45609eed1d4f4dad6554ea1111faa7bb4
At this point I’m pretty sick and tired of modern writing philosophy “receive an absolutely insufferable douche now -- wait when he becomes slightly less insufferable douche later” but that’s a whole another can of worms i’m not going to unpack today.
Third, the POV character. Mica is obviously the main character and while I’m not really a fan of his personality, he absolutely should have been a POV one as well. But for some reason the POV character isn’t him! Instead Shunaka thought it would be a good idea to assign for that role a background commune cook, who is as plot irrelevant as he can possibly be. Not only he isn’t the one who forge a bond with Mica -- he doesn’t even have those with other characters to begin with! All of his role so far is relegated to reacting to things happening around him and cooking meals. Why the writer thought it would be a good idea to narrate things from Kemchin’s perspective is absolutely beyond me. (Just to get you an idea how irrelevant he is -- he doesn’t even listed on a character introduction list on an itch.io page itself)
Fourth, the pace is absolutely breakneck. The time gaps between moments are way too wide, the overall story just moves way too fast, not even bothering to properly introduce the core cast, and some moments just skip over and happen offscreen, even though they are the ones the writer should have spent time properly narrating. The overall narration is almost non-existent, and while I know one of the benefit of 3d is to express everything through body language by making bunch of easy CGs, it's not an excuse to get rid of it entirely (inner monologues are the entire reason why I even read visual novels by the way).
Fifth, the moodswings. In one scene Mica got thrown into a pond by a character who finally fed up with his behavior. Once out of there, initially he for some reason has an “eh, that was nothing” attitude just casually joking with another character but a couple of scenes later the script suddenly remembered he was supposed to have hypothermia and everyone is immediately sheltering him. If the presentation was not enough to break the immersion -- this certainly will.
And finally, there is a dialogue… It has been a while since I read stories happening in American’s villages but I’m pretty sure they aren’t supposed to talk like that. It genuinely feels like it was written by a person who also weren’t visiting US counties so they decided to read a wikipedia page about their dialect, and the only thing they understood is that redneck tend to swear and use bunch of apostrophes a lot… which reads extremely tasteless and cringeworthy.
So all in all, the game is flawed… from top to bottom. The problems are everywhere. There is certainly ironic enjoyment to be had of how hilarious 3d shots look from time to time, and maybe some unironic enjoyment from how well-meaning it *tries* to be but that’s not enough for a game to be good sadly. Even when I tried to genuinely enjoy it I found there were simply too many problems getting in the way. I’m not sure if I will be interested in ever returning to it (long update cycles are certainly not helping) and something tells other people wouldn’t be interested in it either, as there are much more interesting and more beautiful vns out there. I do applaud the effort however of trying something fresh and new and not being yet another gay date sim, but the current state is just… not good, sadly.
Sorry Shunaka, but maybe next time.

  1. Just Friends

Just Friends is… just ok. Contrary to a previous contender I don’t have that much to say about it.
It's a pretty nice and relaxing dating sim of which I wasn’t mind-numbingly bored of like some of the other fvns (and many other non-furry vns), and also quite enjoyable (and sometimes even hilarious) flirt simulator. It knows what it wants to be and doesn’t want to be anything more, which can be good or bad depending on what you're looking for in a fvn.
The premise is as simple as it can possibly be. You are a guy, you are on vacation, you are dating hot furry dudes. There is a bit of a lore and worldbuilding about how humans and furries had grown to like/tolerate each other but it's not that important. Your task ultimately is to just chill and have a good time dating guys(also flirt a lot), so you can become friends or something more depending on your choices.
The dialogue is witty, the presentation is ok, the music is relaxing, the artstyle is pleasant (although, again -- it’s barely even here as there are essentially only two characters and exactly one CG). One issue I have tho is that overall ui tends to prefer pink color which is a bit off putting and overall not the best color to choose for a gay fvn (some kind of more hetero hentai game it will suit much better) but that’s it. So if you are tired of going through emotional turmoil every vn seems to strive to make you feel these days then this is probably the best choice to use as a relaxation.
My main problem with it, however, is that it appears to be very sterile. It's way too safe, doesn’t offer anything beyond that and doesn’t take any risks whatsoever. Reading Just Friends is like watching a modern superhero movie or an anime rom-com. It's very inoffensive and, honestly, a bit bland. Then again, it's probably better to feel infuriated or pissed off like other visual novels make me feel sometimes, so that’s something. Also even with the advent of fxh vns lately the market isn’t exactly saturated right now, so there aren’t many choices currently anyway. Also-also it made by one guy so, I can really be hard on him and his work.
And another problem that isn't really related to the game itself is that for some reason it was created in Godot engine instead of Ren’Py… which doesn’t have even a fraction of Ren’Py’s functionality. Which means that if for some reason you are changing PC you have to manually migrate save files, either way you will have to rapid-click through already read stuff as this vn doesn’t allow you to skip unseen text.
All in all pretty good comfort food for furries but sadly that’s all it is.

  1. Incomplete Lunar

Incomplete Lunar is… surely is incomplete!
Ok, maybe that’s a bit mean, so let’s start from the beginning.
If you were on this sub half a year ago you may have noticed this vn being shilled for a while by duo developers daki-daki (nothing wrong with that by the way, it's just a thing that happened).
So I got curious and took a look (while preliminarily paying my precious 10 bucks) and… I’m not sure it was worth it honestly.
My main issue with this vn is what I’d like to call now is “chatgpt problem” -- a case when through some combination of poor translation and writing the visual novel feels like it was generated by ai. You know, scenes don’t make sense in context with each-other, things just happen regardless of logic, characters tend to say random shit and overall text feels like it badly needs an editor. Basically it's like reading a foreign vn with ai translator. Incomplete Lunar feels something like that.
Before I get to it I would like to talk about the premise which… isn’t that bad honestly. The protagonist (a 30-th something loser) is summoned to divide the inheritance of his uncle, which is pretty damn convenient considering he is currently at the lowest point of his life. After that he enters some sort of alternate reality where various shenanigans ensue: MC started to get haunted by weird spirits in a house he inherited, various mafias and other shady organizations want to extort him of everything little he has left and the only person who can protect him from this cold and unfair world is his new husbando Maodan.
On paper this idea sounds great, not gonna lie. I was told the vn based on an ancient Chinese Myth “Lu Ban Lu Rao” which tells somekind of story about forbidden love that’s doomed to end in tragedy (seems like people want to make each other cry in every point of our history, huh), but sadly I’m not that familiar with Chinese lore so I can’t really comment on that.
Also sadly there are a lot of problems… and quite serious ones at that. I already mentioned the first one, and, sadly, it continues to persist through the whole vn constantly breaking the immersion.
For example once MC enters this new reality the very first thing he does is accidently falling on to his new husbando who just transformed out of a regular leopard. It’s a first instance MC sees furry men ever, and yet his very first reaction is “eh, he is soft and probably wouldn’t mind so I guess I can snuggle him a bit more”. Yes. Really. Or the part when Maodan mentioned absolutely out of nowhere how he wants to save the world (while failing to save even MC from big bad bull gangsta)

When a game is a little too confident in tis boys
At first I honestly wasn’t sure if this is a parody or not, but vn takes itself so seriously that apparently everything’s supposed to be for real.
And MC remains completely unfazed by most of what's going on, including being transformed into a furry man himself for reasons, and everyone around doesn’t seem to care either aside from saying “oh, you are a furry now, welcome to the club!” and then going on with their lives.
So yeah… the vn is very unimmersive. And that’s kind of a shame because the story is promising and constantly moves along from one point to the next, but sadly most of what happens is mostly nonsense. It doesn’t help with the vns tendency to use various chinese symbolism which I know absolutely nothing about. I may not be a fan of Studio Klondike, but I kinda wish Daki-Daki would have collaborated with them to help develop and publish their vn, because this one not only needs an editor who can fluently understand both english and chinese, but also someone who is well-familiar with its culture and could interpret a story so even an absolute normies like me would understand.
And the presentation is… ok, i guess. The artstyle is decent but nothing to really write home about, all of CG’s are black and white which clearly were done for the sake of budget cut and, while character sprites are decent, they don’t have that much of expressions (which is somewhat compensated by emoticons) and, the thing that especially distracting, characters have either side or front sprites only… and its kind of awkward to see them on-screen at the same time. Do you remember how jarring it was when you still saw characters from the old artist in Extracurricular Activities who appear on screen as side characters sometimes on the same screen with MC? Well, Incomplete Lunar is like that constantly.

Anime's horny logic has finally made its way into fvns. Hurray.
So overall, I don’t really know what to really think about it. It exists in that weird middle ground between being something really interesting and being yet another shovelware and I can’t decide what I feel about it for now. One thing to note is that the devs are really nice dudes who listen and accept all the criticism like chads, but even then without having a proper editointerpreter all of their efforts wouldn’t even matter.
And the other thing it's apparently only part 1 (which is only told on its itch.io page) and part 2 is going to be released whenever, but at the same time the game brags about having, like, 16 endings? From which ending the sequel even is going to branch off? Because as far as I know there aren’t really any abrupt bad endings and I’m not sure the true ending is even a thing so how is this going to work?
Well, I will probably find out and write my full complete opinion about the game somewhere down the road. For now I wouldn’t recommend buying this game to anyone yet (at least not under a deep discount… even tho it will still be more money well-spent then buying an entire abhorrent lagoon lounge trilogy).
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Aaaaaaaaaaaand I have to stop here because my post has already exceeded reddit's word limit. Man, this was one hell of mess… Still, hopefully this post was worth your time. It probably will be quite a while when I will have sufficient content for the next post like this (or not… who knows) so In the meantime I will probably review finished vns, write an updated opinions about os of them I made impressions to before or maybe even share my thoughts on some of the popular or mainstream vns (a topic that absolutely not going to get mad anyone I’m sure).
For now that’s it, so as per usual up or down vote, express your own thoughts, share your feelings and if you even would like to see these kinds of posts from me in the future. And of course, remember to stay beautiful.
See ya.
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2023.04.22 10:04 Drache1818k a

https://www.simply-hentai.com/search?query=akogare%20no%20josei
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2023.04.21 04:08 SupremoZanne I just recently heard that Imgur is going to delete lots of images, so what do you think we're gonna do about it?

So imgur is going to delete images that were uploaded anonymously, or in other words, without an account to log into. In a way this kinda defeats the purpose of using Imgur.
Here one Reddit, we wanna showcase art, whether it's NSFW, or kid friendly. Either way, we depend on Imgur to host images.
Imgur's deletion of images is gonna cause panic to many Reddit users.
Personally, I like to upload images of anime waifus, some of which aren't all that pornographic. There's hentai witch is pornographic, while there's Ecchi which is simply just somewhat sexualized. While regular subreddits allow direct image upload to Reddit, NSFW ones require an external service.
What are your thoughts?
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2023.04.18 03:10 NapalmNovocaine TENDIE (Part 2)

Chapter 2: A Gathering of Human Garbage
If you missed TENDIE: PART 1, this is a work of fiction that follows Liam, a fairly typical neckbeard, to the launch party for a neckbeard dating app called TENDIE.
Cast:
It’s a surprise!
Hopefully, some of you will have read my post about The Milkman (there’s a video of that one, too!!!), the short tale of Succession Beard, and the story about the night my wasted friend stripped naked, hallucinated sex with her ex, and peed in my car. But no pressure! I’m new here, after all. And I'm genuinely grateful to anyone who gives even one of my posts a read. So thank you for being here!
There are also a few cameos from characters you might have heard about in some of the many, many ReddX gems! If none of these creatures ring a bell, just consider them rando attendees of the Tendie launch party...

Liam pulled the red 2002 Honda Civic that once belonged to his aunt into the Gaming Shop parking lot. It was crowded. Several fat guys in fedoras waddled through the parking lot, and Liam was proud of himself for donning the more obscure bowler hat. He spotted a person in a Pikachu onesie, some brony dressed as Rainbow Dash, and particularly portly beard wearing a toga and a gold, leafy crown.
Unfortunately, Liam only spotted one solitary female, dressed in an ill-fitting princess costume, head down, trudging towards the door. She was a bit big for his taste, and she looked uncomfortable. Liam was already devising a plan to use her preexisting discomfort to his advantage, and maybe convince her to give him some belly button lint... as long as some other dude didn’t have the same idea and get to her first! Better hurry!!!
Liam didn’t have time to drive around the parking lot looking for a parking space close to the door. He parked near the back and was positively dreading the long walk from the car to the Gaming Shop entrance. Not that it was an especially long walk, but... it’s Liam. And just as he was heaving himself out of the little Honda Civic, he heard a car door slam next to him.
A relatively normal looking blond guy got out of the car and said a polite, “Hello” to Liam.
Liam: Uh. Hey.
Stranger: I’m Fred. Are you here for the dating app party?
Liam: Yeah! But I’m mostly seeing dudes. I was hoping there’d be ladies here.
Fred: I hear ya. Total sausage fest. I was hoping to get some... meee-eee-wuuu-lllkuh.
Liam: Bro... What?
Fred: You know? Boobies!
Liam: Oh! Hehe. Totally. So, like... Do you get shy around girls or something? You don’t look like the guys I normally see here.
Fred: Nah, I’ve just had really bad luck with online dating. Girls were super nice at first, but they kept climbing out of my bathroom window when I brought them back to my place. I finally had to board it up!
Liam: WOW. You’ve had GIRLS over to your place?
Fred. Uh-huh.
Their conversation was interrupted when a loud hooptie roared into the parking lot. The car was so rusted, it was impossible to discern the original color of the paint, and the muffler was dragging along the ground.
An extremely tall, surprisingly well-dressed man exited the hooptie and joined Liam and Fred on their trek towards the Gaming Shop entrance.
Liam: Dude, your car’s cool! I’d love to be able to make an entrance like that.
Hooptie Guy: Yes, well. It’s not my car. My Beamer’s in the shop and I had to borrow a car last minute from a charity that I donate to.
Fred opened his mouth to say something, probably some babyish babbling about boobs, but Hooptie Guy continued.
Hooptie Guy: This venue isn’t very elegant. I was hoping to meet some ladies who would appreciate wealth and status.
Liam: You mean, like... ALL females? We haven’t seen that many so far, but I’ve never met a girl who didn’t go for wealth and status above all else.
Hooptie Guy huffed.
Hooptie Guy: Trust me, ladies don’t care what you have to offer.
This comment blew Liam’s mind. He had always imagined that if only he were insanely wealthy, women would fall naked from the sky, straight into his lap. And then Liam saw her. Tall, blonde, and unsteady on her feet. Her strappy tank top was askew, revealing an appealing amount of cleavage. This FEMALE was teetering over to them, waving one arm, and calling out:
“Heyyyyyyyy!!! You guys gonna Tendie? I need a DATE. And another DRINK.”
She tripped over an imaginary piece of rubble and Liam was lucky enough to be the one to catch her.
Liam: M’lady... I’m Liam.
She smiled up at him, oblivious to the warm halitosis in her face and the close contact with his obscene, unwashed shirt.
Tipsy: I’m Tipsy.
Fred stood frozen in place and was muttering the word “milk” over and over, drooling slightly.
Hooptie Guy had taken his leave of the situation and had found his way inside. Liam helped Tipsy stagger to the door while Fred walked along side them, eyes glued to Tipsy’s bosom. As they crossed the threshold, Fred face-planted into the registration table because he was too transfixed by Tipsy’s ta-tas to watch where he was stepping.
Up to that point, Liam thought he had struck gold. After all those years of rejection, frustration, and furious masturbation, the universe had hurled a beautiful, pleasantly inebriated woman into his husky arms. But alas, it wouldn’t last.
Tipsy broke free of Liam’s embrace and knelt beside Fred.
Tipsy: Oh my gaaaawwwddd!!! Are you okay, baby?
Fred (dazed): I think so.
At that point, two medics ran through the crowd and knelt beside Fred and Tipsy.
Male Medic: Sir! Are you hurt?
Fred: A little...
Male Medic: Sir, your head’s bleeding. We need to get you to the first aid station.
It didn’t occur to Liam that a first aid station seemed a bit out of place at a dating app launch party in a nerd hut. He was too busy mourning the loss of the lovely drunk lady who had been in his sweaty arms just moments ago.
Tipsy: Oh my gaaaaaaawwwwddd! Whas that SMELL?
Female Medic: Ma’am! How much have you had to drink?
Tipsy: Jus sa little.
Female Medic: I need you to come with me to the first aid station. We’re trying to keep this event free of drugs and alcohol. So I need you to sober up for me, okay?
Tipsy nodded reluctantly, and the medic helped her stagger behind Fred to the first aid station.
With his lady love lost to the medics, Liam soldiered on and made his way to the enticing Tendie Bar. There were triple-fried tendies, Oreo-crusted tendies, cheesy tendies, spicy tendies, buttered tendies, BBQ tendies, and then Liam saw his heart’s desire. Cheeto-crusted tendies!!!! Aw, Hay-ulll YAS!!!
Liam loaded up his plate, grabbed a Mountain Dew Baja Blast from the drink station, and lumbered over to a table where one of the few females present happened to be sitting. She was the same “princess” he had seen trudging sadly inside, and she was currently talking to a big-bellied boy who was actively picking at his pimples, then covering the open wounds with freshly harvested boogers. A typical person might have found this horrifying. But Liam wondered if this guy was a secret genius who had discovered an effective treatment for acne!
He was about to ask the booger pickesticker if his method actually worked, but then he realized that the mysterious princess was loudly bemoaning her recent breakup, lambasting her former BFF, insisting that she was sometimes a man... Liam couldn’t even find a stopping point in her runaway train of misfortune to interject his customary, “Uh... Hey. You watch hentai?” And then the “princess” took a colorful drawing of a very odd-looking character out of her bag and waved it in the air, an apparent attempt to get the attention of the entire room.
“Look at my ART!!!”
Contrary to his initial assumption that Booger Beard had already claimed her, this lugubrious lass didn’t appear to even notice Booger Beard’s presence. Nor did she seem to notice Liam’s. She was just rambling to herself and wallowing in her own misery. When she paused to take a bite of an Oreo-crusted tendie, Liam spoke up. He decided to scrap his usual pickup line for the time being, since he was no longer sure that he was interested in the sad princess’s belly button lint.
Liam: Uh. Hi, guys. Are you two together?
They both looked at him blankly. Booger Beard simply opened a World of Warcraft magazine, and lifted it to cover his boogery face. The princess said, “I’m here to show my ART. If you appreciate it, you can be my new boyfriend.”
Liam suddenly felt very uncomfortable. This person was not what he had envisioned as he excitedly pulled out of Auntie's driveway, en route to a smorgasbord of beautiful, eligible women who were there looking for REAL men.
A young woman with glasses and a clipboard interrupted and sat down next to Liam. Who was he to complain? This nerdy chick was much hotter than the blubbering blob of misfortune munching on Oreo-crusted tendies!
Liam: M’lady... A pleasure to meet you.
Liam held out his hand. To his surprise, the nerdy chick didn’t recoil. She smiled and shook his paw politely.
Nerdy Chick: I think you missed the registration table when your friend took a spill. I just need you to fill out this form, and then we’ll get you access to the app!
Liam was a tad disappointed that this girl was some sort of volunteer or developer. A “hired gun,” as one of his pickup artist heroes used to call them. But she had been nice to him, and he was certainly eager to gain access to the app. He wiped the Cheeto dust from his final tendie onto the page and completed the paperwork.
It was fairly straight-forward for the most part. Name? Preferred Username? E-mail? Gender? Sexual Preference? Interests? And then there was a page full of text that was probably just an explanation of how to use the app. Liam knew he could figure it out without reading the stupid instructions. At the bottom of the page was a line marked, “Signature.” Liam signed. Yeah, yeah. He got it. He knew how to use a freakin’ app. But there remained one final request: In your own words, please explain why you think you have been unsuccessful in the dating world.
Liam licked the Cheeto dust off his other hand. Hmmmm... And then he began scribbling furiously.
I am not a Chad. Girls don’t appreciate nice guys. Girls only want rich guys. Girls want tall guys. I’m 5’10’’. But they want them even TALLER. Females have told me that I talk about tentacle pron and hentai in general too much. It’s hot. They should give it a chance. But then they want to talk about stupid stuff like their lame jobs or their dumb classes. If I found a beautiful lady who would do exactly what I wanted her to do, I’d treat her like a queen. Hope I’ll find my queen here on Tendie!!!
Liam proudly handed the clipboard back to Nerdy Chick, who thanked him, and then went about her business. You see, Nerdy Chick was friends with Tipsy and she needed to go to the first aid station and see if Tipsy was successfully sobering up. But she ran into Fred on his way back to the launch party. His head was bandaged, but he appeared otherwise unscathed.
Fred: Hi! Are you here for the app launch party?
Nerdy Chick: I’m actually working here. I helped develop the app and I’m distributing some questionnaires. Did you get a chance to fill one out yet?
Fred: No, but I’ll be happy to fill one out right now. Is it okay if I go back and sit in the first aid station?
Nerdy Chick: Sure. I’m actually heading there to check on my friend.
Fred: Oh, Tipsy? What a sweetheart! I hope she’ll be okay soon.
Nerdy Chick: Yeah, she’s kind of my best friend. But she does have a drinking problem. Alcohol’s technically not allowed at this event, but Tipsy always finds a way.
Fred: I see... Well, I’d be glad to keep an eye on her for you.
Nerdy Chick: That would be great! She can get pretty tough to handle, though. One time she got drunk and peed all over the front seat of my car.
Fred’s wiener started to feel weird.
Fred: Oh, I can handle her. You just go do your job, miss.
He smiled.
And as soon as Nerdy Chick was out of sight, Fred was immediately on the hunt for BOOZE. And lots of it!
Fred snuck back into the party from a side door and he spotted Hooptie Guy’s head towering over everyone else. Fred figured they kind of knew each other, so he decided to hit up Hooptie Guy for some hooch. But as he approached, he could hear a loud voice screeching:
“You said you had CRYSTAL. It’s my day off! I got bit by a pit bull a few days ago. And my regular dealer’s not answering!”
As Fred approached, his nostrils were invaded by a stench that could rival the bowels of Hell after a Taco Bell binge. There were notes of garbage, drain cleaner, intense body odor, fecal matter, and... baby gravy? And the stench seemed to be generated by the sweaty fat man yelling at Hooptie Guy for not having any crystal.
Fred: Hey, man... Um, what’s all this about crystal?
Chris Trucker: This tall billionaire bro said he had some in his BMW. But now he’s claiming it’s some sort of girlie drink, not DRUGS.
Hooptie Guy (to Fred): You seem like a reasonable person. I trust you’ve heard of Cristal?
Fred: YES! Excellent! I’ll pay you for it. Literally name your price.
Hooptie Guy: I don’t need your peasant money. I’m rich. I piss Cristal. I’ll go get it, but you have to meet me around the back of this disgusting establishment.
Fred was too excited to be offended by Hooptie Guy’s snide remark about his “peasant money.”
Fred: Sure, sure, sure. Okay! Meet you out back in five!
And then he scurried out the side door and hurried to the back of the building. Hooptie Guy rounded the corner a few minutes later with a large box of Franzia.
Hooptie Guy: I seem to have left the champagne my Bentley, which is in the shop getting detailed. I’m afraid this is all the charity people keep in the car I borrowed.
Fred DID NOT CARE.
Fred: This is great! No worries, man. Thank you! You’re making my dreams come true!
Hooptie Guy looked very confused by this milquetoast’s reaction to a box of cheap wine. But he was eager to get back inside and brag about his wealth to anyone who would listen, so he handed the box o’ booze over and took his pompous leave.
Fred dashed back to the first aid station. He crouched outside because he could hear the medic offering Tipsy some crackers and water. When the medic exited, Fred burst through the door triumphantly!
Fred: Got you a little present..
Tipsy: For me? OMG, you’re amazing! I was getting sooooo bored.
Fred: They’re weird about booze at this party. Do you wanna, ummmm... Go sit in my car?
Tipsy: Totes. Let’s get out of here!!!
And that, kids... Is how the milquetoast with a pee-pee fetish met the wasted woman who wizzes in cars. Will there be a happy ending?
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