UPDATE 1/14/2018!

Hi guys! What's up?

I overslept a little today ><

How did your week go? Mine went good! Last week I watched How to Train Your Dragon 3 and overall, I think it's good. The dragon romance went as expected but I wish there's more development with the main story/antagonist and less humor --some jokes don't feel funny for me, but maybe it's my personal taste talking? ><

In any case, work went great! The first major event is done and chapter 2 ended with a good note!

I might need to polish it some more, but I'm quite satisfied with how it turned out x) 

I've also started writing Chapter 3!

Things should be easier from now on. For me, Chapter 2 is the hardest to cultivate since the antagonist is basically making it hard for Maya to interact with him. My brain is also not helping--it can't wait to skip the boring early scenes & jump straight to the fluffy/juicy part :'D

There's also quite a lot of info dump happening there... I hope it won't be too overwhelming, but I'll check again later to polish it, just to be safe!

Now then, I'm sure not all of you follows the scriptwriting progress from start to now, so to make it easier, I'll occasionally show you these maps:

Better than some screenshots of word count, right? ^.^-

That's it for now and see you guys again next week!



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can't wait to get me this fluffy juicy villain 👀

I am so hyped for this game!! Congrats one the chapter milestone!! 

I do have to thank you for the updates, some games I follow don't update as often or at all compared to you and I honestly forget about there games for a bit. With your game thats not a problem. I check every Monday for an update and I love seeing the progress. Keep up the awesome work!

Sorry for the weird "rant?" I am just so hyped for your game! XD

Thanks, SkyDragon3564!
I'm also very happy to hear people are reading my updates >///< I mean, it's not much, I'm still writing and I could only show you the word count, so it might be pretty boring--but I hope it will give you something to hold on to.

At the same time, writing updates helps me to be more consistent! ^.^- so thank you for being here and for your everlasting support! *hugs*
I also can't wait to read your review after Bermuda is done!

Congrats on another chapter milestone!! You must be super hyped to finally hit that home stretch now with the more fluffy fun writing, i know i am! Villain routes are often some of my favourites, so im really psyched to see what youve come up with.

Thanks, InvaderZero! 

And yes! Chapter 2 is really a struggle! The fluffy parts won't start until they reach Autumn Village though ><but there's an exciting scene in Chapter 3 so everything is so far so good!

If I may know, what otome games with antagonist routes you've played before? OuO my reference is quite limited (usually from fanfics like Sephiroth x OC, Sesshoumaru, Naraku, Ukyo from Amnesia, Wizard from Dandelion, House of Fata Morgana) so I'm open to any suggestions you may have! 

Dandelion and amnesia are the first two that come to memory for me as well, being such huge titles at their times, i would definitely say ive played most english otomes that are out there at present so ill quickly go through my archive and come back to this comment as i feel wizard and ukyo were very similar characters.

Most recently i played through Dead Wishes by violet and it definitely deserves a mention on this topic as found it truly stunning in its method of creating a whole cast of insidious/villainous characters that still come across as human and even in some cases endearing, i think it really shows the effort they went to to ensure that the characters were well rounded despite deep and horrifying flaws.

Soulset & Second chance were also really good in their approach to the amnesia trope in which the true routes were those in which mc was involved with the villain characters forcing the reader to reconsider their actions at the very end under the light of not being the morally ambiguous character they may have seen themselves as.

Dot Kareshi bride of darkness was really lighthearted and fun, and kinda funny in that even amongst a full cast of villains there was a villain route in that one too, my favourite was probably demon king in that one though as opposed to the 'villain route' so i guess its kind-of the exception to the rule?

Also id like to mention Collarxmalice though not playable the villian was really well crafted and inserted into the plot so well that it was hard to notice them, ofc his henchmans route would have definitely qualified as a villain route and i really did enjoy his character, equally clever and broken and even upon facing betrayal its hard not to emphasise with him.

All that being said, i was the kid that liked the bad guys in the kids shows more than the good guys so its not suprising i still feel that way especially with more immersive entertainment such as vns.

My pc crashed halfway through this response and i nearly broke down OTL thankfully i was able to restore it and pick back up where i left off, i know theres probably a lot of excellent games im forgetting but those above are the ones that really stand out in my memory.

Ooooh! Thank you for the list of recommendations! OuO
It's been a while since I last read a visual novel so I will definitely pick them out when I have the time!

If I'm not wrong, that dot Kareshi have many series, right? o.o I think I've played number 1 and 2 so this might be the third? I agree that they're hilarious though x'D I even use one of their scenes as a humor reference *you might recognize it later*

And yes! Me too! Sometimes, I like the bad guys more and I always hoped they'll have their happy endings u.u Like Sephiroth and Naraku for example... When I'm like that, I usually look for their fanfic, usually in the completed section with more than 20 chapters to occupy me and satisfy my wish x'D

Aaaah! I know that horror too well! I sometimes forgot to charge my laptop when I work so when it suddenly turned off, I was like, ready to shriek like a banshee :'D we really need to take care of our precious PC-slash-laptop!

Happy to know the progress is going well - congrats on finishing another chapter!

I understand oh so well the desire to skip on the middle part in a story and go from the intro to the juicy segments XD - I have the same thing when I master RPs and I have to write my scenario. I always need to fill the middle part with interesting things for the players to enjoy, but I can't go on with the main story yet, and it frustrates me. Funny because I don't feel it as much when I write other kind of things. I guess it's because it's SO frustrating in RP that I don't feel it anymore in other circumstances haha

But seriously, you CAN'T imagine how eager I am to play. Can you believe two nights ago I've DREAMT about this game. How obsessed one can be, eh? Can't exactly remember what was in that dream, aside from the fact it was about Kah'lil

Yes! That's exactly how I feel! It's frustrating but we have to write the middle part first before going to the juicy parts. Sometimes, this causes me to be lazy, but we gotta do what we have to do so I just push through (with force) and polish that part later :") 

This is why I often go back and forth from one chapter to another -- much to my proofreaders' dismay ><

And you dreamt about Kahlil?? I'm really flattered and jealous at the same time! X'D I've only dreamt once about Mitra but no other boys came to visit me in my dreams yet. I still remember it until now; Mitra is bringing me up to soar to a beautiful pink-baby blue sky. I think there's a forest below us, but the most memorable thing is when he turned 45 degrees to slip between the cracks of two cliffs.

Thank you for walking with me from start until now, Konoi! I also can't wait to hear your thoughts when Bermuda is finally finished! *hugs*

Oh I'm sure I'll love it!

As for the dreams, well, I have quite different dreams than most people - I hardly ever have dreams where I appear. So basically, it's like watching a movie. And even when I play a role in the dream, I'm almost never myself, like in the "me I am when I'm awake". In those cases I'm often one of my characters. Konoi is actually a wolf demoness that appears in my dream since I was 3 years old, and I'm always in her body in those dreams. They don't happen often, but each time she's older and lot of stuff have happened in her life.

A lot of the stories I create were actually taken from my movie-like dreams. So I can't really tell that a character visits "me" in a dream since I'm basically not in the dream and I obviously can't interract with them XD. It may be due to the fact I never identify with characters in fiction. For example, when I'm playing a romance VN, I don't project myself into the MC - instead I help them achieve happiness. I'm like a guardian spirit. Well, of course in  games like Baten Kaitos (not a VN, but oh well) where you actualle ARE the main character's guardian spirit, I identify with the caracter I play since it's basically the  role I always think I have when I play - with the exception I can also talk with the main character this time. Though, I tend to argue with Baten Kaitos' hero quite a lot, but that's funny too.

I think because of that, I have dreams about characters from games and series way more than people who are themselves in their dreams, as the dream can be "in context". So yeah, it was my first time dreaming about one of Bermuda's characters, but I often dream about Rama since I love him so much.

Oooh, that sounds awesome! OuO 
to be visited regularly and to grow with Konoi sounds awesome--when I dream, I usually only remember them for around 5-10 minutes before I forget them >< excluding the scariest/most beautiful ones that is.

A weird one is that I dream pokemon is real and I caught(?) latias/latios maybe? I was in a maze like garden so it's rather vague. Pokemon is my all time favourite game so I got so happy I wish it was real x'D

And awww, if you dream about Rama, please take care of Rama for me and tell him I love him QuQ if he can, I'd like him to visit me in my dreams too! x'D