This won’t be a long post, but it needs to be said! About two months ago I took my Hiatus , promising I would return to blogging once I settled a bit inmy streams a bit… that time has come.. but the desire to blog is no longer there.
Why I am Moving on
I have written a few post about how blogging did not give me the energy I want. How I felt out of touch with the community and how stuff like ghost liking and empty comment sections. It did not do what I wanted it to do… at least to me personally! I earned a respectable number of follows, with 600+ i wasn’t a microblog…. but over half of them were ghost follows. For example I have 17 aquarium sites following me.. just because I wrote about fish playing Pokémon. Streaming to me … fixed that.
The energy I found in streaming was so overwhelming and it makes me feel so alive.. and myself, that I feel I can not fully return to blogging. The communities are very different, and while I very much appreciate people in the blogging community as well, the energy of the streaming Vtubing community resonates much stronger with me. During blogging I felt much more a need to conform.. and do the general thing.. while in streaming I feel I can be much more me.. and do my own thing that is off the beaten path. It can be done in blogging but it to me once to often resulted into high effort low result posts.
It doesn’t help that I have increasingly fallen out of love with anime. I still like it it fine… but the passion is gone. The newer anime are fine, but to me there is nothing I can talk about! My opinion in the end is moot. I am an casual anime enthousiast, but talking about things you enjoy I feel.. is not strong enough.. to really put yourself on paper you have to talk about what you love. Gaming and especially retro gaming is what has my heart the most… and that is a medium that goes not translate to well to blogging. Sure for modern games we can write reviews, material is plenty available and everything is on such a level that gaming hits the same…. retro gaming however is different. There is no way to write how bad controls can be, how mid 2000 a game can feel without showing it. And if you have ever seen my blog tags, you could already see I want to tell things.. fairly visually.
WordPress was duct tape for me.. to create content. I wasn’t out as a trans woman yet , so my voice could not be heard. I was ashamed of it. So I had to find a way to make content without my voice! Content I could make by myself. Yet my heart truely belonged in the video world and the vtubing world and as I got to know more and more people in that world who helped me find the courage to reveal my voice.. and do what I really wanted to do… the shine vanished of blogging for me. Because it was a choice I made to deny myself.. in a way it will always be a shackle I keep on myself.. to not be the me I truely wanted to be…. but me setteling… well I am done with setteling. I want my pure happiness.
I had the idea to start over, make a website about content creation.. of any kind, make it a sort of a springboard for my Twitch career. Yet it would not work! In the past I begged people to follow me on YouTube as it would mean the world to me of people would help me get my numbers up. That post got almost 30 likes, while my YouTube subscribers grew by less than 5. It could give me a few extra follows sure! Yet I just feel so strongly that my efforts are better spend on social media like Twitter… or making a Tiktok even. I reached with WordPress what I want to reach with it.. I have beaten that game.
It doesn’t help that by not paying for my subscription in time , all the visual work on the website has been nullified. It has been all taken away , and my laptop struggles currently so it would not be to easy to restore either… a cosmic farewell gift as it were that told me… you made the right choice!
Now while I do not get the energy I need here anymore, that does not mean I hated my time on WordPress… it simply prepared me for the next arc. WordPress was my Chuunin Exam, so that afterwards I could soar like a Ninja..Unicorn-Duck-Princess. It made me realise my voice mattered, no matter what shape I take. I made some amazing friends.. and I do promise i will return to read their blogs in the near future, and you can always talk to me on Twitch, e-mail, discord or Twitter. I will talk to just about everyone and I am thankful to you all for being there on my journey! I have seen some amazing talents, some heart warming people and some of you made me cry! I cried in good and bad ways .. so trough blogging I truly lived and experienced something and I would not trade it in… thank you all!
I was welcomed in communities, I might not even have fully belonged in, I was welcomed among talented and amazing writes and I received many compliment that to this day I feel I was not worth off. I know that those who looked after me around here will look after me in the future on mediums such as Discord Twitch and Twitter… regardless if I pull the plug right here.. I won.. I got what I wanted.. and I have you all to thank.
Yet I expected to find it more difficult to wrap this up… to start crying and feel a compulsion to find a way to blog anyway! I am that kind of girl! You know .. I love you all , so I expected I could not give it up, yet here I am more confident than ever that this indeed is the right choice for me! I would like to thank my staff, and they will be allowed to continue on here if they wish! I will not kill off the site! They are also very welcome to do some other projects with me in the future.. like maybe a blog on my Kofi, a Twitlonger discussion or heck even guest appearances on streams would be fine! This is not the end… this is just a metamorphosis! I evolved! You guys were my Moon Stone… so thank you.. everyone!
Yuni D’uque of Fabuland
Where do we go from here?! Well of course I would not leave you guys without shouting out all the ways to contact me!
Secondly a Discord is coming once I have reached 100 Twitch followers! Which is currently only 25 followers away! A link will be posted on my Twitter and of course my Twitch! Speaking of which.
Twitch: Due to some technical issues I switched from YouTube to Twitch for streaming. Mostly because of lower chat delay, which was huge for me as well as some other factors such as my OBS integration being better and over all me having less bugs. Regardless! Here I stream about 4 European evenings around 8PM BST. I am a retro focussend variety streamer! So if that sounds up your alley… be sure to join! Once I reach 100 followers there, we will have a celebration Stream, so any support is appreciated.
Finally I also have a YouTube .. I recently made a new intro for my Twitch channel which I uploaded there.. but I will alos start making some special YouTube content soon.. once I get a bit more comfortable with watching my own content!
Check out my channel opening here as it will link you to my channel as well!
I hope to see you at my Twitch, or soon I will see you on your blog.. but for now this has been Pinkie’s Paradise! I thank you all for reading.
Hello everyone! Your chef Cherry is back once again after a bit of a hiatus! Since my last review I have been slowly working on a second one, and now it is finally done and ready for your entertainment! This time, we will take a plunge into one of my favorite games in recent years, and I will be going in quite extensively into the basic gameplay, as well as the world of it. So without further ado, let’s go. It’s Sushi time!
Ah Subnautica! It is hands down one of my favorite games to have been released in recent times, and a wonderful experience I will always recommend to anyone. In it’s current state it has two stand-alone titles, Subnauticaand Subnautica: Below Zero, which both are fully released and ready to play! I will be going into some details of the story(though I will not spoil the ending, as I will mostly do setup and lore), so if you wish to avoid spoilers, I suggest stopping here and go pick up the game!
Created by Unknown Worlds, Subnautica is a exploration survival game. It has the usual features of such titles, like base-building & crafting. Where Subnautica differs heavily however from other games like it, is in its story and setting. As the title screen & name might suggest, the game is set entirely(for the most part) underwater. Each zone or biome is some kind of underwater region, and you need to not only manage your usual issues of food, health and drink, but also oxygen. Subnautica also has, while still fully open to explore and total freedom in your gameplay, a story. A completed story, with an opening, events throughout the game and an actual ending. You can play as long as you want of course, but if you so desire, you can eventually finish the ending and complete the game.(Do remember to save though, not only doesn’t it has autosave, but there is no postgame once you do the ending.)
Taking place in the mid 24th Century, in the game you play as Ryley Robinsson. Working as a Maintenance personnel aboard the Aurora, a large spaceship owned by the Trans-Government corporation Alterra, Ryley is part of a mission to construct a phasegate near the ocean planet known as 4546B. While in orbit around the planet however, the Aurora is suddenly struck by some kind of energy pulse, causing massive hull damage and begins to crash down into the planet’s surface. Ryley just manages to get to a lifepod in time before the crash happens and is ejected.
Waking up after the crash inside his lifepod 5, Ryley now finds himself stranded on the surface of this alien world. With nothing except his PDA(a datapad), some emergency supplies and a fabricator, Ryley needs to try and survive long enough for rescue to arrive, or find some way to get off the planet.
Leaving the lifepod, your first sight will be either the water or the wreckage of the Aurora. Unlike alot of survival games, Subnautica’s gameworld is fixed in terms of location, with only a few minor details & coordinates of your lifepod being randomly generated. There is no map in Subnautica, so the Aurora wreckage serves as an excellent navigation point for your explorations.
As shown in the images above, Planet 4546B is an ocean planet, with barely any landmass to speak of. In its current state, only three major regions of the planet is known. The Crater(where Subnautica takes place), The Void and Sector Zero(Below Zero’s location). The Crater, as the name suggests, is a massive inactive underwater volcano and where the Aurora has crashed. Due to the warmth of the lava below and the shallow water in parts of the crater, this region of the planet is full of life with all kinds of fascinating flora and fauna. Several different biomes exists within The Crater, with the shallows being the starting location.
For a lack of better comparison, The Shallows is the starting/tutorial zone. It is, as the name suggests, relatively shallow which gives easy access to the surface for air. The aquatic wildlife here is also fairly pleasant, mostly consisting of smaller herbivore fish, with only the occasional predator sneaking in from the local kelp forest.
As I mentioned during the start of this review, Subnautica is a survival exploration game! So it comes with some of the usual things included in such games, as well as its own unique gameplay elements. The bare basic gameplay & goal of the game is to survive, and as you explore around the world, find a way to get off the planet. As you start the game you have four options to pick from in terms of difficulty. All four still gives you full access to the storyline. You first got Survival. This is the base experience, and you will need to manage food, hunger, health and oxygen. When you die in Survival, you spawn back at your lifepod but with a chance of losing some of your items randomly on death. The second option is hardcore, and it works like Survival, but with permadeath. Once you die, the save file is removed. Third option for difficulty is freedom. This is similar to Survival as well, but you only need to worry about health and oxygen. And finally you have creative. You got no stats to worry about, you are given free tools and materials and every item unlocked and a base building tool from the start. You can still play the story if you want this way, but minor events might not play out due to already having things unlocked.
No matter which difficult you pick, there will still be some shared parts of gameplay so let’s get into that! The core part of Subnautica aside from exploration is crafting. Starting in your lifepod, you have a fabricator, a device used by Alterra to create fully functional items out of raw materials, so like a sci-fi 3D printer! As you explore around the world, you can find various raw materials such as iron, salt, plant fiber etc which can be used in the fabricator to craft more sturdy material and then converted into tools. For example, to build a flashlight you might need some glass, titanium and a battery. But to make glass you need some raw quartz, and to make a battery you will need acidic mushrooms and copper. As you continue down the tech tree you will also need to explore further into the world for rarer materials.
Subnautica has fairly minimal amount of keys to press and a small control scheme. You move around with the usual movement buttons, and pick up or use items with your left or right mouse button. Most things in the game is handled by your PDA. In the PDA you firs see your inventory screen, where you can see your equipment as well as the items you are currently carrying. Do note that some items and materials takes up more slots, so it’s not always a 1/1 slot for every item!
The second tab is blueprints. Here you see what you can currently craft, granted you have the materials. You can also pin a blueprint to be visible on your screen, as well as showing you which materials you are missing. New blueprints are unlocked through various means. Some are unlocked by story progression, some by crafting or unlocking certain blueprints which then unlocks more ones. The most common way to acquire blueprints however is to scan items and debris from the Aurora, something we will get into soon!
Next on the PDA is your waypoint navigation, where you can show or hide various story or created waypoints, as well as change their display for you. This can help navigating the world quite alot. The following tab is a photo one for screenshots, which you can then upload to your base for wall art! The last two PDA parts are quite important. The second to last is your audio log. Every piece of audio or dialogue played in the game at any point is automatically saved and recorded here for you to replay at any time. Last but not least is the databank. This is where all your accumulated information is gathered. Anything you scan, from flora to fauna, to debris, as well as audio logs, text logs and any other info you can think of which you acquire is gathered here. It is vital to find out parts of the story, learn how to survive the planet and for example to get into locked doors on the wreckage.
Hunger and Thirst in Subnautica is pretty self explanatory. You catch fish or grow various plants to eat in order to not stay hungry, and you avoid thirst by filtering drinkable water either using a certain breed of fish or invest in filtration machines to get the salt out of the local water. You can also find emergency supplies on various wreckage around the area which can help.
Oxygen is also easy to get hang of. You can only stay underwater for so long before you need to breathe. If your oxygen runs out, you have a very short time-frame to reach the surface before you die. Initially as you start the game, you can only stay underwater for a few seconds. In order to prolong this, you can build and upgrade Oxygen tanks to carry around with you or equip. You can also use underwater bases, vehicles or air pumps going from the surface and connected with tubes in order to get more oxygen on deeper parts of the world.
Health is also simple. You have a regular HP bar like most games and if you get hurt, you lose HP. If it hits 0 you die. There are no weapons in Subnautica, aside from a small knife which can scare away weaker predators. So in order to survive, you need to learn how to understand the wildlife, which is where scanning comes in!
The most important tool in Subnautica is probably the scanner. You use this device to scan items for blueprints. You can also use it to scan wildlife and flora, which will then generate information in your databank to read up on.
A big part of what makes Subnautica so fun to me is the wildlife and the mechanics around it. 4546B is a world full of life, and this is reflected in its gameplay. The aquatic wildlife in Subnautica exists on its own without the player. Every single creature have behaviors similar to that of real animals. The various species of wildlife have their own behavior patterns which can be observed. They have territory, family, prey or predators they hunt or fear and so on. By taking time to observe and scan the wildlife, you can learn how they normally function and thus learn how to best utilize it or avoid it. Take the stalker above as an example! It’s one of the first predators you normally encounter. Often living in smaller groups, they hunt alone and prefers to ambush their prey. They are scavengers, and will often pick up debris and lose objects to carry back to their nest, making Stalker nests a good source for blueprints. They are also easily scared by the knife, and if you feed them fish, they will even eventually become relatively tame and not bother you.
Other predators might be extremely territorial, and will not chase you beyond their nests, but always go for the attack if you approach. All wildlife have these unique behaviors and it is the key to your survival. This does however bring us into the next topic.
Things in the Deep
So I should probably come out and say it now. Subnautica is a horror game. Perhaps an unofficial one, but it is a terrifying and deeply unsettling experience as soon as you begin to leave the shallows. At first you might hear a booming sound in the distance before spotting your first Leviathan-Class wildlife, the reefbacks. Now, reefbacks are friendly. They are large whale-like creatures that float around in herds and eat plankton. Very chill and you can even catch a ride on them!
But as you explore the waters further, you will eventually learn that there are more things in the deep. Larger things, hungrier things.
Exploring around the world, you will occasionally pick up distress calls in your lifepod. These are from survivors of the Aurora crash, who all escaped in their own lifepods. Normally, coordinates are attached as well to help you find them. However, when you do, the lifepods are broken, shattered and with no bodies or people in sight. Soon it becomes to dawn on you that you are the only survivor, and alone on this planet. Because of the Leviathans.
Leviathan-Class lifeforms are the largest wildlife you can find in the game. They vary in size, but is normally around the 50-100 meters in length and massive size. Most of them, with few rare exceptions, are apex predators and extremely aggressive.
One of the first hostile Leviathans you will come across are the Reaper Leviathans. Enormous monstrosities circling the Aurora wreckage, the Reapers are terrifying and their roar can be heard a long distance away.
The roar does however also serve a point and can be very misleading. Despite their huge size, the reapers are ambush predators and prefer to strike quick and fast, usually from below or behind their prey. The roar they let out is a form of echolocation they use for navigation, and in terms of gameplay, a roar means that the local reaper leviathan knows where you are and is en route towards your position. You can’t fight these monsters at all, and must use a variety of tricks and tools, such as hiding, decoys or just being really fast in order to avoid their hungry jaws.
There are many more leviathan and creatures in the deep, but the last one I want to bring up is even more terrifying than the reapers. As you begin to explore deeper waters, you will eventually come across openings into the caverns below. Instead of swimming around at a depth of 100 meters, you begin to descend into the 400-500 and even more. Light fades and eventually you will come across the lost river.
Not even halfway down to the maximum crush depth your vehicles can get you, lies the brine pools of the lost river. It is an eerie alien landscape with toxic underwater brine pools and fossilized remains of gigantic creatures that once roamed the watery surface of 4546B. One of these fossils is the gargantuan leviathan. The skeleton itself dwarfs any of the currently living Leviathan, with the remains of the skeleton measuring up to 400 meters in length. According to theories and the PDA, the creature in life was probably even longer, measuring somewhere between 1100 to 1500 meters in length.
It is in the brine pools you will also come across another terrifying leviathan, the ghost leviathan. These translucent predators are more prone to openly attack you than the reapers, as they seem to not be ambush predators at all but goes straight for the kill. They are however quick to lose interest if you get out of sight and will not search around much for their prey once lost. This is not the scariest thing about them however. The scary thing is that the creatures you encounter in the lost rivers are juveniles.
At the start of the review I mentioned the three known regions of 4546B. The Crater which is the underwater volcano and Sector Zero. The third region is what lies between, The Void. Most of 4546B that is known to date is just a waste endless ocean with very little land to speak of and unmeasured depths. Due to the wast empty sea reaching depths of several thousand meters and going, very little life exists out here. This is the Void. In gameplay terms, this is the end of the map.
Described by the PDA as a ecological dead zone, once you reach the void there is nothing else. Just dark empty ocean stretching out infront and below you with no end in sight. This is when you hear the roar.
Once you begin to enter the Void, you will hear the sound of the adult ghost leviathan. At the end of their maturity circle, the ghost leviathans leave the lost river to seek out the open waters of the void, feeding of stray fish and microorganisms in the water. This is their territory. They are one of the largest creatures in the game, outsizing the reapers and are far more aggressive. For gameplay, once you enter the void a ghost leviathan will spawn and hunt you endlessly until you either get back into the crater or die. It is also not alone however, as more will spawn until you leave their territory.
Getting near the end of this review, I would like to talk a little bit about the seabases! Eventually your lifepod will start to feel a bit small. As you explore the world you will also begin to discover signs of previous survivors, and bases they have built in the sea. You can scan these yourself to learn how to build a home of your own!
In order to build a seabase you first need to craft a habitat builder. Once that is done however, it is a fairly simple process! Seabase rooms can be built at any depth and doesn’t need to be connected to the seafloor. They can also be built above water. They come with a couple of preset rooms that can then later be customized inside by building various furniture or objects such as lockers, vending machines, tables, beds and so on. All of the rooms also serve some kind of special purpose with the exception of the generic multipurpose room that you can set up as you see fit. For example the scanner room lets you create a 3D map of the local area, send out camera drones to explore and scan for local resources within radius of the base. A monopool lets you dock and customize vehicles. There are plenty of more things to explore with base building!
The two biggest challenges to build a base aside from how to decorate it is to manage hull integrity and power. In order to make your seabase function properly it needs power. Without power your devices within won’t work, you won’t have light and air will begin to run out. Power can be generated through a few different means. You can set up solar panels to collect up power during the day, build generators powered by heat from geothermal vents or if you want you could go full nuclear with small reactors powering your base. These aren’t the only options, but just a few examples! The more devices you have active in your base though, so filtration machines, battery chargers and so on, will drain your power quicker.
The other core aspect is hull integrity. If you build a base above the water this isn’t much of an issue, nor is it a problem in the shallows. However the deeper you build your seabase, as well as each new room or expansion you add to it, will all weaken the hull integrity. If the hull goes into negative numbers your seabase will begin to crack under the water pressure and leaks starts to appear in your seabase, filling it with water. By repairing these leaks, the pumps activate and the water is ejected. In order to prevent this you can add additional structure to support your hull. It can be something like a sturdier wall along the base to platforms to hold up the rooms a bit more. Additionally you can build in vault doors inside the base so that you can close off sections in case of a flooding, keeping the rest of your base operational! Leaks in the base can also happen due to physical damage from a leviathan attack or if you drive a submarine into a weaker glass section. So do be careful!
Finally, to end this review, I would like to talk just a little bit about Below Zero! It came out of early access a few months ago and is a sequel to the original Subnautica. That said however, it is basically the same game with new content, so more of a standalone expansion.
Below Zero takes place a few years after the original Subnautica, and does have alot of references so I recommend playing the first game before going into Below Zero. You play as Robin Ayou, a former Alterra employee who has taken it upon herself to explore the frozen north of planet 4546B in a region known as Sector Zero. Seeking answers about the mysterious death of her sister Sam, who worked on a secret project for Alterra in Sector Zero after Alterra has begun to investigate the planet following the events of Subnautica one, Robin embarks into the frozen wasteland with nothing but a drop pod and her own personalized PDA.
Straight from the get go, there are some differences to Below Zero compared to the original Subnautica. First of, Robin has a voice and talks quite alot throughout the story, unlike Ryley who was a silent protagonist. Secondly is how the story is handled. While the world is still fully open(albeit a bit smaller this time around), the story itself is more structured and present, with alot more focus on it as a narrative rather than a backdrop to your own adventure. There are clearer acts and events that occur, and actually some npcs you can encounter as you play. Sector Zero itself is also slightly different to the crater. It has land, quite alot of it, albeit most of it are just frozen icebergs and glaciers. The game world is also a bit smaller, but with alot more detailed and filled biomes rather than just open spaces of water.
In terms of gameplay, Below Zero is mostly more of the same. It has some very nice additions to crafting and base building, including alot of small quality of life and larger enjoyable things. Such as new room layouts, new furniture and better placements and other things to make base building alot more enjoyable. It also has a slight overhaul on vehicles, with the two submarines(the Seamoth and Cyclops) from Subnautica being replaced with the Seatruck, a smaller submarine which you can attach rooms onto to form a underwater train/truck. The game also has a land vehicle, the snowfox.
Due to Below Zero being set in the arctic, it also comes with a whole new variety of wildlife and plants. All of the new aquatic species are both beautiful and terrifying, and there are only a handful of smaller fish that are re-used from the previous game(albeit in arctic form). Everything else, especially the Leviathans, are all unique to Sector zero!
Aside from the new additions, Below Zero also does add one new mechanic that is rather fitting, cold. When on the surface or land, cold is now a thing that needs to be managed to avoid freezing to death. This can be handled by various means such as seeking out local heat sources, wearing winter clothing or even bringing warm coffee on your trips!
That is all I had to say about Below Zero, and about Subnautica in itself. They are both wonderful games well worth the cost and time to play them and I wholeheartedly recommend then to everyone to play! Just be sure to save often as neither games use autosave and most important of all, be safe and don’t get eaten! Don’t become sushi for the sushi!
Thank you all for reading and thanks to Pinkie once again for letting me write and work here on the resort! Have a lovely time until the next one!
I have sat in front of this screen a fair few times! What do I write? Why am I not feeling it? I have the ideas! Yet something is wrong? Is this it? Does my journey end here? Should I just end the blog? These are questions I have been asking these questions the last few days. Should I just move on from blogging? I found an answer… but it isn’t a straight forward one! Today we will talk about that a bit!
As per today I will be taking a official hiatus until I have officially started streaming. I have been feeling conflicted and trying to split my time. Finding out what to do with my blog, I have written several ideas for an anniversary post , but ended up canning them all and overall I have been falling behind a lot just because of the stress of having two items to juggle which I still need to figure out .. what direction I am juggling them in! I want my streaming to go well, and I have found out that I can let the blog go a bit more.. being a bit more of my venty space or journal of sorts so I will just be expanding that peace of mind and keep posting to a minimum. If STAFF comes up with posts , I will make sure those post will go up so the site is not dead.
How long does this Hiatus last? Probably not to long, maybe trough August.. maybe not even that. My personal goals right now are. Setting up the final things I need to get my streaming working. Produce some videos for my channel, do some real life stuff I have been neglecting as well. Once I have pushed off a lot of production and catching up stuff of my plate, any spare time I have can be used for blogging and other stuff, but I need to know how much time and energy I will have between streaming, dm’ing in d&d social.. and then how much is left for blogging. I do plan to return to blogging one way or another… but I need time to balance my hours. Right now it isn’t super high on my priority list.
When I do get back the blog wil once more go trough significant changes. I will shift towards a more gaming oriented style of content at the very least, simply because so many of my time is dedicated to gaming. I can combine it better. I love anime.. I just realised I am not passionate about it! I deeply enjoy it and I really enjoy digging deep into the narrative aspect and world building aspects.. but I am not passionate about episode to episode content. I do not care about ratings and I can not see myself returning to my classic format… I made an important discovery about myself in these past few days. I thought I was looking for people who liked games and anime and wanted to talk about that… but I wasn’t looking for that. I am thriving much more on the energy of creators. Talk about creating.. and with that I realise what I want to do to get the spark back.
Filled with determination I curse at how difficult it is again to make a title appear in cursive on WordPress.. every single time it goes wrong.. it only puts a few letters in cursive, or not at all. I have come to resent the editor and while I realise every medium comes with it’s difficulties, I realise I do not care enough anymore to bother to fix it. I want to cut down editing work in WordPress becaue WordPress was always a means to an end for me! A second choice because my first was locked away.. but that no longer is the case. Yet I also realise that because there are so many annoying things and difficult things about creating… that might just become my new angle. I do not want a space about reviews or reviewing content.. I want a space about content creating for content creators.
So when I will get back, I will probably do a massive rebrand.. bigger than before. No Paradise 3.0 … but basically something new! A proper evolution! I want to create a website.. that while using the blog format is about creators showing of their content whatever it is. I want to welcome people who make a drawing.. and have a little story to tell about their artwork, even if it is a one off. I want to open the website up to streamers, who want to show of their stream, talk to people about their funny moments and create a comment section that is much more filled with content creators. Say I share my streams with you.. to show you the world of Vtubing. Perhaps Periwinkle can show off a piece of music he wrote, Cherry can put out an recipe she had, or you can show your dailies in an MMO… I want to start a platform that is much more a portfolio that encourages people to create. If you want to write a fan fiction and also show your skills in a fighting game but can not find a platform, you can join us. If you want to plug your stream, but do not constantly want to tell what you are about , you can write a post and keep sharing that with your world.
Think of it as small creator community, working a bit together for clout. Not just inside the our bubble of creators but also beyond. Introduce anime bloggers to a Vtuber, show gamers some easy recipes and perhaps educate some movie buffs on the world of anime. The idea is that we come from many worlds, yet trough a passion to create we are bound, a medium where everyone can freely write about how nice it is to see your followers grow, to share ideas on how to build a community trough experience and to ponder on some dillema’s you see in the world. So expect me to post my streams, but also posts like “how do I stream for zero viewers” or “are all bonds between a creator and a fan parasocial”? If you written a cool piece of code and want to show it to the world but also want to be a loveable goof while doing so there is no way you have to keep it to yourself. You create and I think that bond of creating is already great to make a platform. Not restricted by genre persé.
So you can expect content like “What problems can you encounter as a female gamer content creator” .. but also “Check out my Kawaii as heck desk!” “Check out this ruleset for D&D I made” or even “This is my OC” there isn’t anything that is not allowed. Yet it will be more about creating. Rather than a review about ” Twisted Metal” on Playstation it will shift to “My experience with Twisted Metal” or “Remembering my first Anime”. Stories that pushed me.. or those willing to join me into creating. Perhaps you made an OC you want other people to adopt now, you could market it here! I want to make a space FOR creators BY Creators, ABOUT Creating. The struggles you have with your own blog, plus shoutouts, the content you would dream to create and where we can help you make it more reachable by giving tips are maybe even lending a hand. I will still be the owner of the site.. but I want it to be more of a creators convention! I’ll be your princess.. but she can not run a nation by herself! I will create a virtual creator nation and posts here.. and anywhere will be the fruits of our labour.
Does this mean that the STAFF can’t do reviews anymore? No it doesn’t! Reviews are also a form of content creation.. what it means is, I am opening the doors. If you rather make a paint drawing about your game experiece, make a comic , make a video or talk about those cool assets you made for your own blog, you now can! If you want to make an AMV.. you can share it here, if you want to make a pacman cake or tell about your experience in a roleplay you can do it here. What I want is a space where I can talk with people about that tingly feeling when you finally finished that project. That artwork.. or how you make an overlay for your stream without being able to draw. I want you to share your passion rather than something you think an audience would like to see. I want to show the world what I am passionate about.. and what troubles me towards that goal. I want to chase my dream.. and make this place highlight that dream.. rather than being a distraction to that dream.
If you can not find the words in text..dub over some video game footage and tell us trough actions. I do not care about your mic quality! We all start somewhere! I want to be a creator that is okay with being tiny as long as I can create. Yes I had to settle for a throne asset on a screen that is not the best.. but until I can find an artist.. that is okay as I can chase that dream! I want to gather people who think like that on here as well! Share a drawing, that you might not feel totally confident about! Share it with people like you who still are tiny creators, some wordsmiths others are good with a brush, yet again others might be able to sing. Allow you to be inspired by each others passion and don’t be afraid to accept a hand that boosts you up! If I write a post about a Vtuber here.. feel free to write why you love her more. If Periwinkle plays some shitty PS2 game feel free to interact and play that game as well. Let’s create with each other and learn about other worlds and ideas as well as we do!
That is my dream… and it will be what I will try to push this blog forward to be! I would love to be it more of a “website” than just a blog. One where you can join other creators and me.. and just talk about crafting and creating. No gatekeeping, any creator is welcome! I am so happy now that I am chasing my dream! And I want to share that with people! I just imagine other people would love to do that as well! So once I flesh this out more take a look for a new brand and a new future! I will see you guys then.. and maybe on a new brand name!
As a Princess who blew up her serfs, it can get a bit lonely on my island sometimes! I know in the blogosphere I still have some servan-uhm nakama walking around.. but still! When I searched for an anime waifu.. I found Sayaka a lovely waifu.. who is kinda too young for me… but did you know most Vtubers are like MILLIONS of years old! That’s perfect for a boomer like me! So now we are searching for a Vtuber bride! And today we look at the drop DEATH gorgeous Calliope Mori!
Who is Calliope
First of all let me address the fact that no one ever called her Calliope, so we call her what everyone else calls her.. Calli. Which is a lot easier to type as well! Calli is part of HoloLive EN’s first generation… HoloMyth. She was the first english VTuber I was aware of.. at least actively and drew me in straight away. Calli is a grim reaper, the embodiment of death… see now my typo in the introduction makes sense huh! She allegedly lives in the Underworld but likes to visit modern day Japan a lot! Not only to reap… but to rap! You see while Calli has mixed feelings about the fires of a certain phoenix, she does like to spit flames herself. She often takes a bit of a leadership role of HoloLive En members and is by far the most cool headed of them all.
I would have talked about her debut here.. and dates.. but you know what.. google is your friend. If you care about that history enough it is very easily searchable. If you are into Calli enough you probably know already! If you did not know about her yet, then I bet you don’t really care when she debuted. She is nearing her one year anniversary of streaming and currently has 1.55 million followers! That is the important part! That is quite impressive! Not as impressive as her fellow Gura Gawr who debuted on the same day and now is one of the .. if not the biggest Vtuber around with well over 3 million followers. The latter won’t feature in this series though…because she looks like a kid. That’s a bit of an iffy subject.. so let’s focus on this much more mature lady! Calli not only streams on a regular basis , she also produces a lot of songs, some are even used for games.
Calliope’s followers are called Deadbeats… you know it’s funny because she lays out them SICK BEATS .. and she is death! Calli’s own nicknames are stuff like CallioP to do that whole rapper thing a bit more, Calli .. like everyone calls her and Dad. Yes this pink haired woman is often referred to as dad for her behaviour and patriarchal role towards Hololive EN.. but also to chat. She also has the nickname/description of being a Tsudereaper…which I will have to adress in her breakdowns of positives and negatives which we will get to shortly! For those wanting to know who Calliope Mori is without dipping in Vtuber culture… here is a two hour podcast!
The Upsites on Dating Calli
Her voice! Her Voice!
As an greysexual mono-romantic (into female) , trans-woman I have very little urge to do bedroom games! I am not really looking for the bedroom bounce in a girl. I am looking for company and conversation! I think Calli is great for the latter! Because her voice is so unique and distinguished. It makes me feel safe and protected! I love her vocal ticks as well, she is very emotable! .. When she speaks you know exactly what kind of mood she is in, just by hearing her and that makes her easy to be around… don’t get me wrong, I love squeaky voices as well.. but more in an envious way! I am jealous I don’t have Wolychu’s voice , I would sacrifice 100 first born children to get Nyanner’s voice and I would murder all the heroes in Dragon Ball to wish for Ironmouse’s voice… but Calli… well that voice makes me wanna lie on her lap.. cry and she tells me it’s all gonna be okay! She has a good voice for a grim reaper and a good dad voice! She has an amazing ASMR voice as well! She could read the cat in the hat to me… and I am NOT a cat person!
She inspires me!
Back when I was a moth and I started my Youtube channel I took the action because I was inspired by Calliope and her song about creating. In one of her songs she challenges the so called VTweeters to start creating.. and while I think as a blogger I have always have been creating, I realised that I was settling for creation! I wasn’t happy with just blogging! I wanted more! I had an itch that my blog simply could not scratch and I let my fear of not being deemed a true woman stand in the way. .. when I heard Calli call me out however I was like… I should just start creating indeed.It might not be perfect.. and I might get swept up in the endless pit of Vtubers, but that should never stop me from trying because if I do I will get swept away for sure. While my time as a Moth was short lived.. I did not quite because of disappointing reception of my videos, no .. I wanted this Vtuber experience in a purer form! This was great! I wanted to pursue this without settling as much and that included my voice. I want more options to interact and create.. and while that invoked some powerful demons .. it also made me feel I am more on the right track then ever… and yes I will most likely fail as a creator.. the odds are against me to make it big.. but that isn’t my dream, my dream is to try! To have done this thing… because it is me to some extend! That flame was ignited because of Calli.. and her song!
She is the best Dad (and Sheriff) !
What?! No I don’t want children’s! Eeeeeew! Baka! That’s not why this is a plus! I’d rather have rats then children! And no I don’t want no DADDY either. *Bonk* No.. I will admit I find Calli’s dad behaviour attractive and that is perfectly normal! One can either be drawn in by someone like you, someone like a parent or someone that is an opposite of you! These three are the most normal romantic biasses a person can have… and while Calli is not like my dad very much, she does embody the values i’d want from that. Where Korone whom i discussed last time is more similar to me, in the attraction spectrum of things, that would lead to a relationship that is fun and cosy.. meanwhile a relationship with Daddy Calli would supplement my life. She adds an energy I am severely lacking, albeit in another role. Trough streams she has shown to embody this energy on several occasions and towards people she is romantically shipped with as well. I think the parrent-child archetype of relationship also works best for a romance that is light on bedroom stuff, as Calli would get her satisfaction out of taking care for me and I would get energy by being taken care off! I am a princess after all.. and just look at this clip and tell.. she is a great dad!
The Downsides of Dating Calli
Her Drip is better than mine!
There is an alarming trend going on in the anime and vtuber world.. and that is the trend of Drip… I HATE Drip. Why would I need to dress like some nineties Urban character with swag and golden chains and a baseball cap! But nowadays kids thing you are cool.. if you have drip.. and oh boy does Calli have drip. Recentenly Hololive EN has gotten their second outfits and Miss Mori’s outfit is unashamed..complete drip! Red as well.. which isn’t a colour I particularly like! I will be honest I do not like the outfit.. or the massive underground rapper act. I mean it is what it is and to an extend that is the true Calli and I accept that …. BUT it can be a bit much. It comes with this urban lingo .. you know peasant talk and as a prim and proper princess that lingo really vexes me. Like Drip.. or flaming mixtape. What is a mixtape even when it’s not on an actual tape?! Spittin Rhymes or Spittin truths sounds so UGLY to me. I like Calli best when she isn’t doing that thing.. but it is her passion. I could get used to it and I will admit on her it is less annoying and kinda charming then on some other people I see try it … but you know.. if people bow to your royal highness.. that is me.. and my waifu goes.. Yoyoyo Sup Bitches… we might give out mixed signals. Besides.. I can’t stand the thought of people thinking my waifu is more swag than me!
She doesn’t know how a Kazoo works!
So this one might seem petty! It is not like I require my waifu to know how to play the kazoo… and by now Calli DOES know how to play the Kazoo..however when something doesn’t work Calli apparently does toss it aside and just orders another one! She is one of those people who “doesn’t read the manual” … now I will admit.. as a princess, I am a little bit high maintenance.. so I have a manual! Does that mean Calli will toss me aside as well when I am acting up? Chat had to tell her how a Kazoo works because she did not want to deal with figuring out how to make it work herself. She lacks a… scientific curiosity sort of speak.. that might make it difficult for her to hit it off with me. I am like a Kazoo, I am used a bit differently from similar products. I do not have all the parts you expect me to have nor does working with me come natural. I have quirks you need to play around. You can’t dominate me and just force sound out of me because I will shut down.. but if you are to gentle or throw yourself at me without making me do any work.. I wont play a happy tune either. Cali luckily DOES not like people throwing themselves at her romantically either.. so maybe she would understand…but the Kazzoo makes me think otherwise!
That Stupid Bird!!!
Most Vtubers have shipping partners. Korone had Okayu, IronMouse has CdawgVA. Gura and Amelia are a thing.. so it is not surprising that the sexy daddy that is Calli has a ship as well. My rival for her love would be Kiara Takanashi .. a phoenix girl who can’t be killed a always revives.. which is basically the same thing my unicorn blood does for me! However Kiara is very similar to me .. in the sense that she would murder me to get Calli to be hers and hers alone. I would murder her to make Calli mine.. but in the end we would just be in an endless cycle of murder…. and I am lazier than Kiara so I would not bother with it as much! You see I would not want my outfit to be shredded… and the bird attacks with a sword and shield. I just use a polearm/lance . Which means most of the time she will have an advantage as well. That is troublesome! The bird lives into that german country that sounds like Australia as well.. meaning she lives very close by where I live and it could just get very bothersome. Kiara might be needed to networking myself into the big leagues.. so if I make her an enemy, I’d be in trouble! So I have to wonder, is Calli worth giving up my dream of fame?! Perhaps I should date Kiara instead.. I mean I have pink hair and am a bit cold on the romantic side, I live in the Nether(lands) so I do have similarities.. but she is so loud! Kiriki… perhaps if I can trap her in a vault and sink her to the bottom of the ocean i’d be fine… but Gura could just free her since they are friends and she is a shark. This might be one love rival I can not beat.. or that cost me more than it would get!
How eligible is Calli
Now it is time to look how compatible we are… and I must draw a conclusion that … I don’t know! Either we could REALLY hit off, or not work at all! On the one hand I do think we are both looking for the same type of energy in a relationship, we would not smother each other and let each other do their own thing. Which is great! It could be a really healthy relationship…. yet I think it would be a very low energy relationship as well. An inverse friends with benefit type of deals. We comfort each other and support each other like in a relationship, without the lusty stuff. Which would be fine… if things came naturally! However fighting off Kiara, or for her to present next to a girly girl and me to a modern rapper girl.. would take a lot of effort on both of our parts! What we could have WOULD be beautiful and pure…but is it worth the price of admission?! Probably not! I do have a faint sense of lust for her.. but I think she is better as fantasy than as a Waifu! A celerity crush or such! That is why I give her an eligibility score of 6 mic drops!
Greetings Pleasants, as people might know I had a recent spell of blogging Dysphoria that made me question if I even want to keep pursuing this blog. It’s a great world and community, but I am not sure if it is fully my community! I do enjoy myself when writing, but dealing with that other stuff has been a struggle, stuff like topic selection, or what I want to achieve with a post. Also stuff like editing efforts and such! So I decided to develop a format that would deal with my issues! And out came out Pinkie Talks.
Why Pinkie Talks was born
I always had a dream of a very interactive blog, focussed on creative content, rather than reviews. However for those topics I am in a niche that isn’t large enough to maintain that interactivity. Reviews would be received well, and I consider tose low effort posts for me personally, while high effort posts did not nearly do as well. When my closest chat friends became aware and pointed out that lots of times my comment sections end up empty I realised I was burning a lot of energy on formats that I could not maintain without interactivity. I can not turn people into conceptual Pokémon if no one in my comments said.. Wow I like this, do me next. I COULD write anime concepts based on random things using wheels and generators.. but again..I’d burn energy to update said wheel, while I rather have it from audience interaction anyway. That is not anyone’s fault , it is just me structuring my posts wrong. I became dependent on my audience, and with me often to find enough energy to make it trough a day I could not keep up with 70 blogs to ensure interaction either.
WordPress should be obligation free, for anyone. You do not OWE me a response, so I should not demand one. I might be a princess, but that was still wrong. I have no legal authority in your country yet after all! Still the passion to write was there.. so I wanted something that is more static in nature. Yet also something that isn’t what everyone else does. It’s not that I dislike reviewng or dislike all of your reviews… it is a much deeper issue. Whatever I attempted as a kid.. dad always told me I was not good enough in that… he still does! He recently told me I will suck as a streamer/VTuber. He talked down on the whole idea.. and when dad is a video producer/online content maker/web designer.. that stings.
Whatever sport I played as a kid, whatever hobby I picked.. he told me I was not good enough. What’s worse is.. I believed him. It nestled in my brain and stuck there…. so now whenever I do something I see the mass does.. my brain will ALWAYS tell me I am not good enough. I WILL be the worst streamer, I AM the worst blogger…not factually but in my head… in my dads voice that is a truth I still can’t deny! It sucks the joy out of things quite often…. but when I am unique and do things my way… . I might suck…but you also can’t compare me to others.
Now while Pinkie talks, is in essence just a log on what’s happening in my life and mind, and thus it is the very first defintion of blogs, I can escape that sense of judgement..because I am not reporting about Cowboy Bebop.. or Breath of the Wild, I am reporting about ME. I am the only person in the world who makes logs about me… so while I am the worst at it.. most likely I also am the best. I tried to trick myself into this by making my reviews personal…but I saw to many people write about what they wanted to see in reviews and adding standard elements to it.. I fell in that pitfall over and over again.. so I needed to find a way to cope! And doing my own little talkshow and log could work well so I made this a reality!
The Rig of my Dreams… and nightmares
My Vtuber dream is slowly coming to fruition, I am making steps to be the true content creator I desire, and I always admitted that blogging was just me settling, It was the video dream that I had as a kid… but surprise surprise, that costs money, which I did not have at the time. Now Covid helped me save a lot of money because I managed to break free of all those social things I do with friends for quite a while. They all say it costs nothing… it’s just a movie…, it’s just fastfood or it’s a ticket to a theme park but today it’s just … … Well , living on benefits I just realised how much money that costs. About a PC per half year! And that is in a market where scalpers have driven up the prices of pc’s very highly. I love my friends and I love doing stuff with them but my love for them kept my dream under lock and key.. and Covid gave me that key. I could make the sacrifice ..without it being a sacrifice!
So I bought a great new PC! An “AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core (12 threads) 3.7Ghz (turbo: 4.6Ghz) Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 GPU 256GB SSD 16GB DDR4” It even has rainbow fans.. it says on the box! It got delivered to me two days ago! … mostly! The Keyboard I ordered with it did not get delivered…. which is a problem if you have a Laptop! It got delivered in parts anyway and I can’t do the whole pc making thing so a friend of mine will come over to fix that..but I need all parts first so right now it is just sitting pretty on my desk! I proudly showed it to my dad..well the advert to it.. just to realise right after I purchased it .. it dropped 200 euro’s in price! … Frick! Even though I got it on sale, with a banner that said.. this sale will last for 12 more days! It did.. but the base price just lowered! … So that soured my joy a bit!
I got two 24 inch MSI HD screens with it as well! Which had the correct ports to hook it up ot my new tower without problems, and I got those on a fairly sharp sale as well! So I am quite content! They got delivered exactly on time and in good condition so nothing to complain about with that! I am over the moon! With two screens I can finally stream…….. had my microphone been delivered. You see I ordered an adorable Microphone which was supposed to be delivered by amazon yesterday. Including a boom!
Now Insomnia got to me that night so I did not sleep the entire night prior while I was waiting on my early morning delivery! Promising myself I would get a nap afterwards… but alas it got postponed till the afternoon, then until evening and then I got an e-mail saying it would be delivered a few days later. When I woke up this morning I got an email I send them back for a refund which if I did not do this myself meant the goods have been damaged. I will be refunded in 5 to 7 days…. so now I have to order this cutie again! It does mean I can get a capture card along with it as well though! So that’s a plus!
All in all I am super excited to get my new goodies.. but I am being very unlucky in the way I am getting it.
My first Stream
I am quite nervous for today as it will mark my first guest stream! My rig is clearly not set up yet.. but with my headset and an interactive PNG I will make my first appearance on the Twitch page of my new found friend VBI-Kun. Who is a blue cat spicy seiso V-Tuber. Spicy Seiso means … Spicy Pure. This means while the content technically is safe for work, you might want to reconsider showing your boss that this is what you are up to in your spare time. Unwise For Work.. I would call it!
Anyway VBI is a great streamer, who is quite active in the same community as I am and I try to pop by his streams when I can! Besides him I will be playing a game with about six strangers. So I am actually quite nervous! Mostly because it is my voice debut and I hate everything about my voice! I will be talking in character and overly accentuated Falsetto, until I get more speech therapy. So I am kinda nervous! For those interested in the cat man, you can find him at https://www.twitch.tv/vbi_kun
The game we will be playing is called Gartic Phone, which is a web (and I assume mobile) based game where you draw a prompt another player has mentioned. Which can be something weird like “Wolverine eating cabbage” Then the next player is shown your drawing..and they have to make up a new tag for it. Then the next person draws THAT tag and so on! Like one of those old message chain games..but with drawing AND speaking! It’s a really neat game! But there is one problem! I can now draw to save the life of me! Let alone draw within a time limit. Now I know VBI isn’t as much as an artist as many other vtubers either.. but he still draws better than me! So putting my pictures on display for all the world to see is something I look forward to doing.. but I might stand out between artists! Because so many vtubers are artists!… and as people will see tonight (my time) I am not!
I have been pretty insomniac lately so free time is kinda blobbing together with moments of nothingness. I have been watching a lot of Yu-Gi-Oh online content lately which has taken up the slots of my pokemon content , which I am currently on a small break off.. well not really but I just assume less pokémon content. My favourite show to currently follow on the web is Cimooooo’s Progression series. Which is a Yu-Gi-Oh series where the content creator opens Yu-GI-Oh packs (a booster boxx worth of them in virtual form) builds a deck with them.. and then they move to the next set.. getting a new booster box to slowly upgrade their deck!
Man do I enjoy that series! Even though they have entered the horrible generation of pendulums it is nice to see some actualy strategies across the generations that do not involve total blow outs! I also am very much enjoying the History of Yu-Gi-oh series by the same guy! Which highlights iconic decks and Meta builds from ages past! So good! Recently a new series has shown up where he builds one time decks using booster sets in chronological order. .. but this time all the old cards are tossed out! I am hyped for the future!
I watched a very generic movie about ice road truckers, miners and Liam Neeson… It’s called Ice Road and I did not like the movie. I wanted to watch something dumb… and I kinda got that but it was written al wrong. Exposition focussed on the wrong things, emotional moments did not hit their mark and Lawrence Fishburne was completely wasted in a movie that is very generic. The only thing I did like about it was the story!
After a mining accident, a cooperation hires three truckers to bring them the one thing that can rescue the miners… but unbeknownst to our heroes, that same company wants their mission to fail because they cut back costs and increase productivity by disabeling security systems… I do feel that this is indeed an evil of these times, much more so then all those gangs and human trafficking circuits Liam usually encounters. However this is basically a Steven Segal movie with a 70 year old lead. It’s bland and you are better of watching the Ice Road series on discovery… though that has less crazy antics and gunfire.
I tried to watch an anime but I lacked the energy! I tried to get back into animal crossing on Switch but I found myself less drawn to the cute characters and the tedium as before, I started a new island and I slipped up in a few placements and I realised I would have to wait about a week or so before I could fix that and it deflated my passion. I tried to install Beyond Good and Evil on my laptop which was gifted to me by Indigo.. but it installs in french for me… which is very obnoxious mostly because I dont speak french! It is impossible to change the language because that was selectd in the old launcher.. and that doesnt run on the steam version! If I get the Ubisoft Launcher THAT in english and then install the game clean with no trace files of it left it should play in english…but that means
I will play it on my new pc instead. I am trying to make my way trough Soma which is an submarine/machine based horror type game! It is really cool, but the fact that I am a machine and not a person does kinda suck the horror out of it! Still a cool game to play! I love making friends with the little lamp robots underwater and finding several ways to solve a puzzle. Quite good even if I am not very excited let alone be scared . It started out really scary though! It kinda makes me want to play Alien Isolation! I have also been playing some serious legacy of the duelist! A yugioh game I got on Switch.. I have nearly completed 100% of the GX matches and I can finally move onto 5d’s which is my favourite era in Yugioh!
To wrap this post up , let’s talk a bit about what I am planning next week! And to be honest, I am not sure! I hope I can get my pc working that week, but I really need my keyboard and he microphone set to come in in order to make that for work. I am getting some more gender therapy sessions which is good and I think I have an appointment with my psychologist set as well, so all in all it will be a great week for my mental health as having acces to said new pc is to be sure to heighten my spirts as well. If my Insomnia doesn’t break me down to much I plan to do one or two videos for my youtube channel as well. .. Again IF I can get my microphone delivered. I want to make a video where I explain the rules of my channel and maybe do one where I tell a story! I might even convert these Pinkie talks into videos at a certain point.
As for blogs go, will there be any next week?! I am not sure! The laptop had it’s backspace key break! Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t, blogging without backspace is quite annoying! So it depends! I will at least try to do something for the anniversary on saturday, but I am currently still unsure what to do. It might be a bit silly to celebrate two years of blogging anyway! So who knows! We might get something we might not, it’s all up to what I feel like. and that feels okay! I am happy with, I feel no more obligation to my blog, now I can finally blog just for fun! Freedom!
It is time to create another new anime! In each of the Pinkie Creates An Anime posts I ask you guys to come up with a random premise/topic as well as a seemingly unmatching genre for me to create an anime about! In my first entry Kuro-Queen, Fred suggested I should make a Slice of Life Anime about nudists! There is one problem though! I am about as far from a Nudist as Uniduckingly possible! I love clothed people! Way more than I like naked people…yet I buckled down and created a fun little concept of a show I call… Apple Inversion!
Like before I will draw inspiration from iconic bloggers, and maybe some VTuber friends at one point to draw inspiration for my characters! I don’t ask you to associate in my blog in any way, and what I write doesn’t really have to reflect on you as a genuine character. Like many writers I take inspiration from real life and you aspire me… and it gives the community a fun chance to recognise which character is based on who! If you have a problem with me using a character inspired by you, let me know in the comments or reach out on Twitter and I will stop.
To sell some general ideas I will use art form other shows mixed in with some occasional fan art here and there! Because I use a lot of elements together it will be impossible for me to constantly credit all the original artists all the time. but if you are interested in a work feel free to reach out and I will tell you what I know! I do not take credit for any of the drawings.. at worst only for the composition of the “collage”
A special disclaimer for this episode is that I will not include a lot of created art. I know I have a few minors reading blog and to be on the safe side of what is right , what is allowed and what is NSFW as the kids call it these days I decided to leave it up to the imagination!… Mostly! You know looing for “naked” art in combination with anime would force me to look at tons of porn.. and I am just not into that kind of stuff so I will mostly be using mannequins to convey ideas!
Finally this series would really benefit from audience interaction! I would love to be challenged by you with new ideas and writing challenges. So I do kindly request that if you read these things all the way through and you genuinely like this series that you leave a suggestion! That being said I will also not let a lack of interaction be the end of this series! In the end this .. and not anime reviews … is what I love doing and if I can’t get audience reaction, I will create two wheels to spin with topics and genres for me to randomly combine! So don’t worry if you have no idea! This series will keep going either way!
Alright.. let’s get this anime off the ground… First of all I do think a nudist anime would unfortunately be kind of hard to get launched. The big platforms probably would not launch it..because it has too much nudity! So for this one I decided to make it a web based show! Something that can be hosted on nudist websites, and blogs like Fred’s or even mine.. where I can sometimes show the folly of mob mentality! In a way the show would have a highly philosophical aspect to it! Almost educational even. Because of that I would really love it if it was done in a bit of an 80’s or 90’s anime style… with the less cutesy proportions and the much more humble but real colour pallets. So characters would look more.. Gundam Wing like… or maybe Cowboy Bebop’esque rather than My Hero Academia.
The setting of this one is quite special! To be honest.. I am not a nudist and I never will be, so I have no real idea about their struggles, their current community or their humble little rules. I read some stuff on Au Naturel of course.. but I feel as a writer I can’t do that justice. So instead I decided to go for a somewhat different concept and go for a nudist anime in a much more “concept of nudism” way.. It will be set in two worlds! The story will follow a hiking group of geeky bloggers that follow their tour leader Red Riser, an all american male who is a nudist for a hobby. Through an accident they will land in a different world.. a world people all walk naked! The first half of the show will focus on this new world.. which is a parallel of our earth exactly. It will be set in a medium sized town, like Morioh from Jojo’s Part 4, or like Springfield from the Simpsons… you know one of those places that seems small but happens to have pretty much every location your story may require. It will not be a real town.. and the town shall go by the name of Eden.
The First Episode
The show begins showing a man and a woman walking naked through a beautiful garden. They seem in love, they frolic around a bit when they cuddle up against each other next to a tree. The woman says she is hungry and the man decides to go look for some food. While the man is gone the woman hears someone calling out for her…a snake calls out to her and tells her that if she is hungry she should just eat an apple. She is very tempted.. but she refuses to take the apple. Much to the snakes dismay. Then the man shows up again, carrying some tomatoes he found. The woman tells him about her encounter to the snake and as they wonder what would have happened if she had taken the apple… we see them imagine them being punished with shame.. and in their imagination we seem to be fast fowared to present day eden where a slightly grizzled tour guide..in full hiking gear has a big smile on his face… as he is followed by a strange little tour group.
Among the tour-group as a woman dressed in new ages clothes, she appears to be Red’s age give or take a few years. She seems pretty close with a girl wearing a pink wig and some Hime Lolita clothing. Then we see a stereotypical nerdy boy, who does the glasses pushings thing and asks Red.. where the Gunpla store in town is. The group is completed by a tomboyish girl who wears a sports tank top and a tracksuit… with prints of magical girls on them.. and a smaller stature dark skinned bald man.. with a purplish beard. As the group crosses the street we see an immense natural area with mountains and forest in front of them! Eden National Park! “My stomping ground” Red proclaims! “Autumn, if you can give Rosey, Rod, Rita and Rocky their maps.. and lunch kits we can get on our way.
We then see a close up off the map and Indiana Jones style we see a line appear on the map as we see the group trek across a path. With the Hime-Lolita Cosplayer falling down a few times and the Fit girl hopping some boulders. Eventually the group pauses in front of an apple tree, while having their lunch Rosey tries to swipe the dirt from her outfit when the apple she picked rolls away from her.. as she goes to pick it up she discovers a weird portal looking thing…at the back of this apple tree. She tells the group about it and they investigate. Rod theories it might be a wormhole like he has seen in many sci-fi anime, while Rita argues it might be a magical phenomena .. she could know because her best girl.. is a magical girl! Red tests it by sticking one of those walking stick things through and it just goes past the barrier and gets back unharmed.
They decide it is best not to jump through strange portals…but then an accident in the mines nearby causes a mountain cave in and a rock slide. Rosey who is not very fast.. and Autumn isn’t that fast neither know they will never make it to safety… Red as the tour leader then decides that their best bet is going through that portal. As they go behind the portal they seem to end up at the exact same spot.. confused they look around.. nothing has changed.. but when Red tries to stick his walking stick through the portal again.. he hears the loud kachunk of it hitting rocks.. Wherever they are.. they are trapped here now!
Confused, the group tries to reorganise themselves. They notice they lost GPS signal… and their cellphones have no reach..but the hiking path is almost the exact same. Except for one detail… a small sign is placed near the tree that says it is forbidden to eat the fruit! Confused, the group tries to make their way back through town.. and when they get there… The townsfolk all look as strange at them as the group looks on the townsfolk. except Red.. he looks delighted! The townsfolk are all naked. A man shows up.. a short and rotund cop.. kind of looking like Danny Devito.. he has a cop badge tattooed on his chest. He tells the group that it is forbidden to cover themselves as it is disrespectful to nature. Rosey screams in terror while Rod asks if the town at least has some Gunpla store!
The Second Episode
We then would move onto a bit of a timeskip! We see Red sitting at a table with the mayor of the town, he looks like Mayor Haggar from Final Fight… of course they are both naked! They are talking about how Red’s group is adjusting to their new lives and if the apartments provided to them are satisfactory. Red gives us some exposition that people have been slowly adapting. Rod has gotten a job , Lita is giving some fitness training to people and Rocky has been the emotional support that tries to pull everyone trough! We see some clips of them doing their new things… naked. Though some reservations in going out can still be seen. Red then sights and says “ except for Rosey who has fallen into a deep depression and refuses to leave her room”
The mayor then asks Red to take him to her.. as they knock on her door. She opens the door but is rolled up in all the blankets of her bed she could find. Looking deflated and kind of starved. The Mayor and Red try to get trough to her.. with Red telling her.. that if it is because she was slightly more chubby then the others… there is no body shaming here! It is okay! Rosey gets quite angry with him and tells him that is totally not the reason. Unlike Rod and Rita she doesn’t feel shame about being naked.. she doesn’t care she HATES it. She can not express her individuality! She hates uniforms.. and nakedness is just another uniform! At least it is to her! She can’t choose her body. so she can’t express how she truely is.
The Mayor asks if she would like a tattoo, to make herself more unique and he will pay for it.. but Rosey just cries and tells she wants to go home! The Mayor tells her that he sends people to check on the portal every day.. but the ruble in front of her Earth’s apple tree does not seem to be cleared up yet… he doesn’t know if it will! She tells him that she still doesn’t want a tattoo, it doesn’t feel right for her. She wants to adapt herself.. to reflect how she feels.. not some permanent marking. The mayor then thinks! He gets an idea and tells her about an outing she might like. That will help her be more unique! She agrees to come and doesn’t really show shame for her naked body, nor does Red. Rocky tags along as her support and cheers her up. Together they go perfume making!
Mayor Harold tells her that clothes here are seen as an insult to nature! Hiding what nature has given us! No other animals wear clothes.. so why would we put ourselves above them .. and nature. Yet that doesn’t mean they can not distinguish themselves…many species use scents to attract a mate.. so perfumery business has been booming. In Lucky Star style.. Everyone imagines what scents would compliment them best. Rosey decides on Raspberry’s Marshmallows and a hint of peach, while Red would like to smell of pine clay! Like freshly treated soil!
The group then goes on a cute little adventure to find all their ingredients showing off more parts of the nudist world. We see technology has developed somewhat differently! For example we discover mankind has never been to space, when Red begins talking about his love for space travel…. Together they deduce that because Eve has never bitten into the apple, mankind never gave into sheer curiosity! So science developed simply out of need or passion. How can I seduce a man better, was investigated so perfumes are far more established and complex than in our own world, heaters and medicine against pneumonia would be much further as well… yet stuff like space travel.. or atomic sciences have never been fully explored.
Same goes for underwater technology! Mankind never thought about putting clothes on people.. because it feels so unnatural.. they simply never thought about inventing a diving suit! Rosey wants to make a perfume for her best friend as well and decides she would smell like Nightshade and Roses.. but when trying to get the roses.. she realises.. there are not real garden gloves to cut them! YEt people developed a “pesticide” for a rose to drop it’s thorns.. Much more complex.. but a much more logical solution in a world that never thinks about clothes.
Eventually we see Rosey cheer up a bit and open her own little perfume place called Pink’s perfumes. Rocky is seen across town flyering for it.. and he does it with so much zeal he kind of forgets to be awkward. Rosey makes some friends in town as time slowly begins to move past her depression again as we can see the seasons change. Ending the second episode of the show, we see the season change in our world as well. The hiking five however had very little ties in the old world.. so it is only discovered very late that they are gone! Now we see a blogger from the other world notices that five blogs stopped on the same day, all announcing they would go on a hike! An email is sent to the police asking if they could take a look . As we see our naked little group again.. this time everyone is smiling.
The Series picks up
In the first half of the series we see the group adjust to life in the naked world. They will go bake pies for Halloween, but with no oven mitts they have to get used to baking pies with one of those long pizza baker stick shovel things. They even enter a pie baking competition. We see an episode of Rod and Red hosting a “science fair” in town , trying to convince the mayor about the awesomeness of Rockets! While they also visit factories and discover all protective clothing has been replaced by some sort of other tech. So while building their rocket, instead of hard helmets they have to find a way to install ceiling nets, to everything that could fall, which would ensnare them for a comedic scene. We see Rocky and Autumn doing a charity event, which would be like a Hallow’s Eve moonlight dance.
We get an episode of Rosey trying to use her perfuming knowledge to develop a more potent sunblock for the group! The nudists of this world .. never hid their skin so they are much more tanned and don’t sunburn easily but they themselves do. The town also holds an ice sliding event.. in the winter think of curling.. but with people just slipping themselves across the ice, to land in a circle with points. Like those green soap slides.. mixed with the “new year’s dive” Then drinking chili-infused hot coco to stay warm. We would see a lot of benefits from naked living as well. For example at one point Rod and Rita start dating, but because you already see each other naked.. that whole Will they won’t they.. and how do I get into those pants.. phase of dating doesn’t happen. People click more naturally and it’s much easier to tell if people are actually into each other.
Eventually the group would be able to go back to their world and all would do so.. the road got cleared up and the portal was found.. the group got rescued around the start of the second half of the episode. Rita and Rod get married pretty fast in the old world.. and everyone seems happy…. for a while. Little by little we begin to notice trouble in finding satisfaction in their old lives. Autumn for example suddenly notices how much of the day goes by just by doing laundry, how much water she wastes to do so. Rod and Rita go to the beach and see their ugly tan lines.. and Rod having to deal with awkward swim shorts.
Rocky gets insulted for having a geeky t-shirt on and on how much larger social differences are between rich and poor! In the naked world.. they could not see if someone was rich or poor… everyone was much more equal but not here. Over all everyone discovers how much time they are wasting with very unnatural things such as ironing all your clothes, picking out what you want to wear.. buying new clothes and all those things… The first half would focus on the joys of being a nudist and the second part would focus much more on little adventures that focus on how unnatural we can be at times. With for example a gala, where the news of their rescue and trip is being told and everyone is forced to wear formal clothes that doesn’t fit any of them…just for a good picture in some newspaper or something. Even Rosey has to admit this is not her style…but they are more or less forced.
In the final part of the series, the group has become pretty dysphoric with how things are done here. Realising that sooooooo much is done on sight and clothing. This goes as far as that in wars we recognise friend or foe, by their clothes and we can strike without mercy.. without it it is much harder to tell and we are much more to tell who is friend or foe.. so we would be much more willing to open for dialogue.. in life in general.. people don’t go .. oh look at him in his leather vest.. he must be a chad in the other world.. That Stewardess in a plane or that waiter in a restaurant.. you can’t just whistle at them like a dog.. they might be regular people here.. no you really have to remember their face if you want to call them over.. or treat them like a person! Clothed Earth decides they want to cut down the apple tree though! Because.. what if the naked people try to invade… we should not risk it! The group is aware of this happening and everyone has to make their decision in which world they want to live.
Red and Rosey have the easiest time to decide. Red will go back to the naked world and Rosey will stay in the clothed world, she has used her perfuming skills there to become a big success but she loves her clothes and the colours so much! We see them talking to the group conveying both their points trying to keep some friends around… when the others expect Rosey and Red to have a fight on the final day.. They say their goodbyes super friendly! They respect each other’s worlds, but also acknowledge they really do live in different worlds.. that both worlds have something beautiful to offer but the world of their preference is clear.
The end credits would reveal who had chosen to remain with Rosey and who went back to the naked world… with both groups growing longer with new people.. showing people really dig their beliefs. A post credit scene would show Red having completed his naked space program.. with Rod having invented a bubble people can go in.. rather than a suit. As Red looks at the earth from space.. naked.. he smiles constantly and as we see the earth turn..it turns into an apple.. and a cutely dressed Rosey takes a bite off it.…
That concludes my take on a Nudist Slice of Life anime! I know it doesn’t delve into the “actual” real world nudism, which is great in it’s own way! I do admire the people who do not blindly follow that mob mentality while they clearly desire something else.. but as I said, that is not a world I could faithfully create or do justice. I am very much the opposite of a nudist..but I hope this little show will demonstrate worlds like that can perfectly co-exisit, as long as you make the choices you are passionate about! If you have a challenge for me to make a new story let me! Or tell me what you thought of this story! Thanks for reading!
Greetings Pleasants. I made a promise to my dear Blogging Bestie that I would turn her into a Pokémon! I have turned Indigo, Irina and Myself into a Pokémon before! So my bestie deserved this as well…. then stuff happened that every writer goes trough and “crisis” happened. Now however the time has finally come to redeem that promise! And we find out what Summer would have been… had she been a pokémon!
My best friend on the blogosphere is really easy to classify into pokémon typings. So much so that she has an abundance of typings available to her. She is a self proclaimed pixie, so the fairy type would be an obvious pick! That would mean I pretty much define everyone ever with the Fairy Type though. It’s my favourite type and while I definitely think Summer is a pixie I think the way how pokémon stereotypes people and pokémon she would actually not fall under that typing. You see, Pokémon quite likes to stereotype, iconography that is immediately clear on why it’s that. Maybe with Summer you’d have to look a bit before you see the pixie! Besides, people seem to quite dislike a lot of humanoid pokémon…or REALLY like them … in the wrong way. I do not want that to happen to Summer! So instead I looked at what would the eye see! After all.. in Pokémon.. if a Pokémon is Blue…. it is PROBABLY a water type! If it is green.. it’s probably a grass type and so on!
Summer and I share a diary in which we write and Summer writes a lot about plants, nature and her cute wooden fence! Besides that she is a witch, I assume she is Wiccan, though I am not fully sure we ever truly specified, which has deep connections with nature as well. So I feel like making her a grass type would be a fairly logical pick! She is a type of person I like to have by my side. I am not to keen on using water types, it feels so Vanilla.. but in 90% of my parties you will find a Grass Type and a Fairy Type. So by choosing grass as her main typing she’d be always by my side… Well I say that.. but in the design section I will track back on that point a bit.. but regardless, the grass type is a great base typing for my friend! It is nurturing, but also durable, it can release powerful attacks with patience or support allies. That very much feels like Summer! She endures and blooms!
For her secondary typing we have many, many options! As a witch the psychic type makes a lot of sense, but I don’t want her to be a grass variant of Delphox or a Celebi clone. Besides, Summer might like bugs as well! I am not sure about that one..but she feels like she would talk to bees outside to pollinate her flowers! I could make a rock type joke.. but I won’t! Fairy was viable as well! Yet for some reason when I imagine Summer, I always imagine her “element” is air. I do not why.. that’s just what my inner me tells me! So she’d initially be a Grass flying type! She lives near vegas so she would not like the cold I assume! .. Though she loves snow she said! Still…. I think the winds symbolise the wisdom and embracing nature of Summer very well. There is another type that fits her very well.. but that one is for the design.
While I had some difficulty coming up with a good design for Irina and John/Indigo with Summer I immediately had this picture in my head! Like I said Pokémon likes to stereotype and Summer has a few very distinguishable features! She is a fair bit older than most other bloggers out there so I feel her design would kind of lean into that! It also works very nicely with the theming of nature! We haven’t had much of an ancient nature spirit! There is Celebi.. and in fairness, Celebi is already a perfect depiction for Summer. It literally is a nature protecting Pixie spirit thing! So if I were to give all those I made a Pokémon for a real Pokémon counterpart, mine would be Sylveon, Indigo’s would be Bisharp and Irina would be Froslass I do want to do something special for Summer though… and I kind of imagine her being this great and mighty willow tree. You know, like the one from Pocahontas.. I hated that movie, and I think she might too but the design of the grandmother willow always stuck with me.
A willow tree naturally already includes the wind element in it a bit it’s design but for Summer I want to make it more of an element. She has other pokemon dancing on her wind, imagine cutiefly and ribombee but also comfy dancing around the gales that come from the tree. She would be like a mother to all Pokémon.. where Mew is the genetic parent of all Pokémon, Summer would be it’s caretaker, their eternal guardian… not so much of the Pokémon itself.. but the fragile ecosystem that houses them. As such it would only be fitting to make her a legendary pokémon. Saying it like this makes her sound a lot like Xerneas but again, Xenereas is more fauna based while Summer would represent balance in Flora.. and general nature more. Since the grandmother Cedar is a true story in Ojibwe Native American culture, I decided to base her pokémon name on the Ojibwe name for willow, which is Oziisigobimizh. Which might need some tweaking. The Ojibwe word for Grandmother is Nookomis.. which is a lot easier to adapt. We will change it to Nakomis , to be a portmanteau of Nookomis and Nature (as I found no Ojibwe word for Nature.. just for Napkin).
Nakomis would however get a second form! Much like Darmanitan, she would have an ability to change mode Somehow Darmanitan goes Zen Mode when he takes damage and takes on an extra typing. Her ability we will call Nature’s Fury! It will not trigger on herself.. but when an ally in her party is on low hp and she is switched in! If this occurs Nakomis will deroot herself from the earth to punch her enemies away with her massive power! Summer used to be a bodybuilder and was approached for martial art stuff as well.. so her being a vengeful nature warrior would make a lot of sense, and it would just be a Pokémon that otherwise would always be rooted in the round! The roots hold the earth together though.. so it would explain her ground type immunity while being a flying type! Now though she is no longer a cheerful protector..in offensive mode… those who put her in that mode.. have to go and they can only be taught the harshest of lessons!
Pokédex Entries for Summer
Nakomis would be a legendary Pokémon, but it would not be a legendary box art! Instead she would most likely be part of a legendary trio. Having some native american element to it, they would be represented in parts of a totem. The Tree that nurtures nature, the “Sunbird/Roc” that guides humanity and the predator that keeps Pokémon from rampaging. The predator being depicted as some kind of seaweed/moss-like wolf-shark hybrid. Respectively a Fire Flying type that gains the rock type when there is at least two fainted Pokémon in the party for the Sunbird/Roc” and a Water Flying type that gains the electric type if hit by a super effective move. They represent the entire spectrum of live together and would be known as the Totem Trio. Their Pokédex entries would describe how they differ from each other:
Nakomis: The wisest and most tranquil of the Totem Trio! Her roots are so deep in the earth, Nakomis can use them to sense threats to nature anywhere on this gloves! Her essence can travel on her own wind to aid where she needs! When her allies suffer Nakomis awakens and will not rest until the assailant is dragged into the earth where it will remain snared in her roots forever.
The second entry in the mirror game would talk more about their origins.
Nakomis:Believed to be the spirit of a tribes woman who loved Nature so much! Every day she would come to take care of this ancient Willow Tree.. yet one day the wind only brought her spirit to the tree.. and they became a single entity.
The trio would basically be, a human taking care of nature, a pokémon/animal taking care of humanity and a plant creature taking care of Pokémon. To bring everything into balance. There would be a few tribes scattered across the Pokémon World and depending on which of the trio is depicted at the top would be the one the tribe worships the most. By finding some ancient tables and linking humans to protecting nature, you can enter the sanctuary of the ancient tree Nakomis. Where the player would be able to capture her. The tribe would tell those who capture Nakomis, that this is but one manifestation off her She can seemingly teleport on winds to wherever she is needed, as can the others of the totem trio. On the spot where Nakomis would be, there would already be a new sprite! Implying this might be the first legendaries that exist multiple times! However it would be hinted that all Nakomis are the same being and would not be able to fight herself in a Pokémom battle.
The Totem Trio does seem to battle each other throughout history a few times though! For example a forest fire that decimated some woods, but created fertile land for man to grow crops would be marked as Nakomis losing to Ondaaman (The FIreBird ) Makéigan (the aquatic plant wolf) losing to Nakomis could happen if pokémon/animals got sick from eating some of the berries meant for smaller species who can’t eat other things or simply nature overtaking an animals former hunting ground. All in all these pokémon would be mentioned on a fairly regular basis in rumors and names. Some may simply say: Our town used to stretch out way more north.. but the forest overtook it all, I guess the spirit of the grandmother proved stronger than our ambition. Stuff like that!
Giving a legendary a role is quite hard! They usually are very mixed and do everything quite well! Some things are better than others for sure.. but their base stats are usually so high it doesn’t really matter. In Summer’s case, she would have a much more specific role! Summer isn’t the type to immediately spring into action! She would be more tactical about it! She has endurance! So I feel like Nakomis stats would tend to be more on the defensive side. She would have a lot of HP and very good special defence and normal defence would be solid as well! In this form her moveset would probably rely on her casting tricks. Stuff like Tailwind to boost the speed of her team, using Spore to lull enemies to sleep and then use moves like Horn Leech and Drain Punch to keep her own life force up! She would probably use a lot of draining moves as nothing goes to waste. She would get full support move sets as well, moves like Wish/Healing Wish, Aromatherapy or Purify would all be great to run on a Nakomis.
The Battle mode of Nakomis, does still rely on moves like Horn Leech and Drain Punch, but it would also feature moves like Leech Life and ironically, toxic, nature itself can clearly use toxins to defend itself. Strength Sap and Giga Drain would be other moves that could be ran on her! She gets no moves that “just” damage the opponent (well toxic maybe). All moves have to have a heal effect. THis can include status though! So moves like Smelling Salts, or Wake Up Slap still can be run on her, as they do have a secondary effect that implies healing. This does mean her fairy move usability is limited to draining kiss, but hey she can also learn the fairy move moonlight! While in her combat form, her offensive stats inverse with her defensive stats so she becomes more fragile but able to deal more damage! She is very slow though! This means players do have to balance healing themselves and their allies quite a bit! But it will be a fun Legendary to use. Her supportive nature represents how the world arounds us allows us to grow and thrive but if we damage it to deeply nature will strike back.
The Plant Wolf thing Makéigan would start out as a a physical attacker, that swaps into a speedy sweeper, (hoping that he faces already damaged pokemon to now properly outspeed them and take their little remaining hp down). It gets a mix of priority moves but also heavy damaging physical moves. It represents how a wild animal at first will attack without reservation.. or feast on a large meal.. but in order to survive it must adapt and get smarter. Ondaarman would change from a special attacker into a physical attacker. Symbolising that lessons to humans are first tried to be bestowed by words ..but if humans refuse to learn from each other eventually man will turn violent and try to teach the lesson through force.
Thus all of them in their own way guide those who face them to adapt and live a better way and keep everything in balance.. and that is what I think Summer’s Pokémon lore would be! Nakomis is my newest Pokémon!
So how about you?! Would you like to become a Pokémon?! What Pokémon would you have made based on Summer?! Let me know in the comments and who knows, you might become a pokémon too , if you let me!
I hear gravel cracking under tires outside my hut. I look at my alarm clock. Three thirty in the morning. I see the red glow of brake lights through my window shades. I hear a car door open up.
*Quack Quack* *Quack Quack*
I know whose Jeep this is. Only one person on this island drives a custom Duck Jeep. Complete with matching Duck Quacks as a keys-still-in-the-ignition-alarm.
I hear another door slam. Then palmate up the drive. I dress quickly. What could it be this late at night? Was it something I had done? Something I had said?
*Knock Knock* Two raps at the door.
Cookie sighs, rolling over on the couch trying to catch some ZzZz’s. Some Gaurd Seal he is.
I open the door somewhat guessing what this late night meeting could be about.
Princess Pinkie hands me a shovel and strolls back to the jeep. I examine the shovel and she turns around at the Duck Jeep. “Well? Are you ready?”
Not soon after we’re driving through the sandy roads of Paradise in the dead of night. We pass by occasional bonfires and coconuts enjoying their night. I, blink twice as I see Sunny hanging upside down from a tree. I, shake my head. I have to lay off the drink.
“So if this is about..” I start
“It’s not about anything. Granted you haven’t been showing up for your duties but Paradise is accommodating. The only reason I’m calling upon you now is because I may have found something that would interest you.”
With my interest peaked I gaze over towards the driver side as Princess Pinkie holds up what looks like a dirty old map. She keeps her eyes on the road ahead as I take the map from her hands.
“What is it?”
“I think it’s a treasure map.”
“Here? Treasure? On the island??”
“If that map is true. We should be approaching the spot soon” As we pull up to a secluded beach across the island. The sun not yet risen painting the sky a lighter shade of blue. We exit the vehicle and see that there is already a red “X” painted on the sand. We look at one another and shrug. I throw the shovel into the sand and only have to scoop one shovelful of sand up to uncover what lies beneath. It is a copy of the PlayStation 2 game, Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer…
We both look at it on the ground. “Do you think that’s it?” I ask. Pinkie seems just as disappointed. “I mean.. shit. I don’t know.”
“I’ll try digging a little further”
“Yeah do that” she says as I scoop Pirates out of the way and continue digging.
The nine o’ clock sun is beating down on both of us collapsed on the beach. Hours of digging. No dice. The treasure is unfortunately the PlayStation 2 game, Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer. Defeated we both rise and walk over to the Jeep. Arriving at my hut only a short time later Pinkie tosses the game on the seat after I get out.
“Maybe you were meant to play this game.”
Looking down at it. “Yeah…sure.”
I close the door.
So this game arguably has the longest trailer I have ever seen. Especially considering the average completion time on Howlongtobeat.com is around four hours. Which four hours really doesn’t seem like a long period of time. It’s only 1/6th of a day. 1/2 of a good night’s sleep (does anyone ever get a full eight?) no, four hours doesn’t seem long at all.
BUT THIS FOUR HOURS IS A VERY LONG TIME
So.. arguably part of this is my fault but mostly it’s not. Let me explain.
Back some time ago in my early 20’s I used to work at a Gas Station/Pizzeria type place. I don’t know how most of Europe works but I’m pretty sure you guys have the same idea – in Dublin I ate at some Irish McDonald’s knock off that was way better at a Petrol station. So people liked the pizza at this place and every summer – it was right down the road from where they held the county fair.
Now this county fair is a big deal. Every year. People really dig it and every year it’d usually be the same touring carnival staff that really dug our food. So working there while the fair was operating afforded you the chance to meet a lot of colorful personalities. But there was one particular person I’ll never forget because there was a part of me that envied him. I think.
This was at the height of the Pirates of the Caribbean craze and there was a man that would adorn himself in full Jack Sparrow attire and make up and well… he was quite a hit. Twenty year old me would watch as people surrounded him for photos as I pushed out pizza dough or made subs. Watching quietly from afar thinking things like:
“Wow… that guy probably gets a lot of tail.”
“Pirates of the Caribbean was the best thing that’s ever happened to this dude.”
What the hell does this have to do with anything? Well… it does sort of help explain my misconceptions of pirates and piracy in general. I, a relatively unpopular and lowly pizza boy saw this Johnny Depp look-a-like crushing it. And I should add a fun loving and mischievous, Jack Sparrow cosplayer that was melting the hearts of moms the world over while everyone else swooned.
As I sat there changing our fryer baskets I glared at the local star. As people gathered around I thought to myself:
“Probably never sailed a day in your life, you fraud!”
But neither had I AND there is absolutely no sailing going on in the deceptively titled, Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer.
In fact, if you missed the five minute video at the beginning of the game you probably would have no clue this is a game based on pirates at all. There is no sailing, or drinking rum or singing songs. All you do is shoot monkeys in the face and fall to your death.
The story’s premise is sort of cool, if not a bit confusing. During the height of the slave trade – there was a slave ship on its way to a Spanish Outpost that found itself ravaged in the storms of the Bermuda Triangle. Where as legend will have it the legendary slave, La Borgne commanded a slave army that waged war on the nearby Spanish Outpost. They destroyed all that was in their way because well.. they were understandably pissed off. The Outpost was deserted and in nautical lore the island was considered cursed and dangerous but also of course, a terminal for lost treasures and riches beyond your wildest dreams.
At last, hearing nothing from the outpost for quite a while the Spanish Crown sends its most decorated captain out to learn the fate of the doomed ship. The revered explorer, Dominic Roberto De La Cruz (shout out to my friend, Filipa 🤗) As legend would have it De La Cruz would land on the island and battle La Borgne and her army of slaves but the outcome of this struggle is lost to the sands of time and De La Cruz was never heard from again.
Here is where you enter – as Francis Blade. A nobody rogue who finds himself as the sole survivor of a ship wreck marooned on La Borgne Island. It is here where apes and orangutans attack you for no reason whatsoever and you’ll spend hours upon hours swearing at your television as the game’s inconsistent and slippery controls fail you over and over again.
There is an interesting element (one that I don’t like and I don’t really think it makes a ton of sense) but after a little bit of gameplay you come across an Amulet. An amulet that gives you the power to morph into the “Black Buccaneer”. Whom confusingly looks like a mix between Baron Samedi and the Hulk. The artwork on the old screens are very heavy with the Baron Samedi aesthetic as well without any real mention of Haiti or Voodoo culture whatsoever.
One could argue that it’s not necessarily the developer and writer’s jobs to spoon feed the gamer every single detail but it sort of seems like a missed opportunity when you’re dealing with subject matter as fascinating as Baron Samedi and Haitian culture as a whole.
I like the idea of an escaped slave raging against her colonial captors through the use of brute force and black magic but why not run with it? It feels like a decent idea that was never fully realized. Which is basically the entire story of this game.
If they would have just tightened up the controls and upped the story a little bit you could have had a memorable adventure but instead they ended up with confusing plot accompanied by infuriating controls.
SHOP TIL YOU DROP
I mean .. yeah .. it’s bad but it’s still worth more than one cent. Buy it if you see it for one cent.
DESERT ISLAND SONGS
I mean will any other song written about a pirate ever compare?
Good to see you again pleasants! It has been a while since I last blogged! I needed a break from it all because I wanted to focus on some of my greater ambitions! So what have I been up to? What is going on with Pinkie?! Well today I will tell you all about my pursuit to become a Vtuber and how it has changed things for me!
Why I took a break
So let’s begin at the start! Why did I take a break?! Well it has been no secret I have not been getting out of blogging what I want to get out of blogging! I really DO like the blogging community and you are all such kind and good people filled with passion and amazing penmanship… but for me this past year of blogging there was something missing from it! I have thoroughly enjoyed my interactions with the Paradise Staff and making up the stories in the blog is really fun. Yet on multiple occasions I have talked about how I missed something, and with my staff becoming less active and my Joy pointing out my comment section is often quite empty, I wondered what it was. I struggled to keep up with other blogs as well as I increasingly fell out of love with anime…. No wait that is wrong. I really do love anime, just not as much as you guys do?! I have several passions that trump that and I found them demanding increasing amounts of time.
I made a lot of Vtuber friends. Like the amazing Millie Fuwaffles, Nephillia and the always funny Patumbra, I also made friends with the amazingly talented and focussed Nini Neen, as well as plenty of others. I try to support them but this means watching about a 3 hour stream every day, I do pop in and out a bit but I want to offer them interaction! I want to be part of the community so that means putting in the hours. Through these interactions I figured out what I was lacking from blogging and that was … spontaneity I want to converse rather than just speak? I do like blogging interactions but compared to streams it’s a bit more “flat”. We say “nice post” .. or “you dumb pink cow, how dare you devaluate us by saying our interactions are flat.. you should die in a hole” or something in between. If I have an issue get good advice and my shoulderpads… but never (except with Joy… I love you for it Joy) you suddenly end up talking about something completely different. In a stream we can talk about the game the streamer is playing and suddenly end up in a conversation about the origin of taffy. All of you may know I thrive on randomness.. so this kinda thing is like my jam!
I do still have a passion for writing, making up stories and telling stuff, that is still in my blood so it is not like I will stop blogging or that I do not get anything out of it, yet WordPress itself made it less rewarding still. The struggles to get the edit right, the relative amount of effort for a small visual thing no one ever really notices…it took the spontaneity even further away. I have a super cool idea and begin writing and that part is fun, but then comes dealing with the editor.. and it becomes less fun. Glitches, text popping in and out, having to sort my colours every time, it enforced that feeling of .. ugh.. not today for me! So I needed a break and really focus on something I am super passionate about! And that thing was starting my Vtuber career.. and to do that I had to do one of the hardest things I have ever done.
Coming out as a trans-woman
So this one might sound weird to a few of you, as I have in the past spoken openly about this on other people’s blogs! I have always reacted to posts about the subject and in OWLS it was on my “profile”. I have talked in depth about subject matter with people like Mari and Irina as well as some others. Yet on my own blog I never did, so this fact may surprise some of you! Truth of the matter, confessing that isn’t hard at all. I’d tell the truth to all who’d ask. I just feel, and forgive me if this offends you, that you have no business in knowing my genetic make-up…. in all other ways than that I’ve been that girl I said I am.. in fact in the virtual space I have been more true to myself than my parents have ever seen me past the age of 5. You guys have seen the real me…and that is why coming out was so hard for me. I had to corrupt my safe space.
In the text based virtual space, I have no tells that my biological truth may be different from my sociological truth, and since non of you are my doctor geneticist or those who need to write me legal documents, the gender versus genetics thing has always been a non issue. However as an aspiring streamer, I need to be confronted with my greatest shame.. my voice. I truly loathe my voice so much so that I am actually afraid to speak up! I am so scared and displeased by it that in fact I CAN not truly speak up. Health issues complicated that even more so it will be a tricky thing for me to deal with.. but since content making IS a dream, I can not have that fear hold me back anymore… and since the internet is how it is “You sound like a dude” .. or ” I bet she is actually a guy” in comments and all… I decided to embrace my flag though it pains me greatly.
I feel in order to chase my dream, I am leaving a piece of my true identity behind. I am a true woman.. I know it! Yet recently it has become a bit of a “trend” or more “accepted” thing to be Trans… which is great..except it feels wrong to me. I just want to be the woman I know I am.. and the woman I in all but the genetical way am! That doesn’t need to be closer defined. I don’t specify my skin colour, my eye colour or my clumsy demeanour either. I am not a “clumsy” woman.. well I am a clumsy woman but it’s not like a subspecies or something. This might feel stupid but in calling me a “trans-woman” I feel like I will forever be denied “woman”. It’s not as bad as being called a dude.. but imagine if your life long dream is to see Disneyland.. but then you are denied entry past Cinderella’s castle?! It’s still Disneyland sure and you can hug Mickey Mouse all the same.. but it feels like you are missing out on the true experience. That is why I reluctantly wear this flag. Trans… is not a state of being, trans is a journey you undertook to finally become your true self. It is fleeting. I know I had to do this coming out to explain my voice and some other things I will encounter as a streamer .. but I am just very afraid Trans-woman will lead into the JK Rowling mindset, where the opposite of Trans-Woman is her “true-woman” or whatever higher level of womanhood she claims to be on in her tweets. It would deny me from ever reaching my destination… and it makes me really anxious… so I struggled with that.
Becoming a VTube
Now let’s talk about cool things! My path to become a Vtuber! I have made some amazing steps on the way! I am learning more about streaming everyday, and I have found this amazing loving community filled with amazing people who support me and help me and are there for each other. Every time I visit one of their discords it feels as if I am on the floor of an anime convention or something, except we don’t talk about anime that much, we can literally talk about everything. There is a fair bit of anime talk but these people also care a lot about gaming.. much more in the same ratio’s as myself. Where in the blogging community I found people I look up to, and who are very eloquent and are equally as passionate as me , in the Vtuber community I have found my peers. People like me! Who much more share my humor and my quirkiness and a love for randomness. It helped me flesh out the character quite a bit.
For example I made the difficult decision to drop the name Pinkie for my Vtubing. There is this certain pony that completely drowns me out in any search results… except for weird questions like “are Pinkie and Goku in Love” which people apparently googled to land on my blog! I have taken on the handle of Yuni D’uque a japanese frenchie name that is based on my character being a uniduck. D’uque will perform fairly well in search engines once it is time for me to fully start streaming. Most elements are already in play for that! I have my stream overlays sorted out, I have made a lot of visuals, I have my amazing 3d model by Frisout (which kinda clips because she is just a Vroid but it’s an amazing place to start) I have made many new friends and even some collabs already planned. As a blogger I never fully managed to get that off.. because how odd it felt to me! I never felt good enough.. it would be fun but my part would be detrimental to someone else… I do not feel that burden as a streamer.
Basically I have everything I need to be a streamer..except for one thing! A rig with which I could feasibly stream. I need a new pc because I have discovered my system is NOT good enough for that! But that makes it all the more exciting to do this! I have found a system that I am ordering the day after this post goes live and then within a few weeks I am ready to start streaming. I am super excited! So I made a channel promo to highlight what I as a Vtuber will be about! I hired an amazing artist to perform some lyrics I rode to a song that means a lot to me… and of course Disney immediately claimed any rights to make money of that video… but at least they allowed me to use it! So yay! So I will share that video here with you guys! It explains some new lore about the character.. but also shows she still has plenty of powers! I had a blast making this but you can see a lot of sloppy bits where my computer let me down a bit because I could not do something frame by frame, the laptop skipped a lot of things or jittered a fair bit! I am still kinda proud of it though!
So what about the Blog?
So what is next for my blogging career? Will I stop? Probably not! Will I be as active as I was.. most likely not that either. As much as I hate to admit it, the big issue is the overlap in interests is very little. Vtuber posts do poorly on here, as well as gaming posts (relatively speaking) so it will be a tricky thing to combine. Especially since this thing.. the video content creation thing is much more a passion than writing is. Writing is still fine but really WordPress isn’t. I will still do creative posts! For example I still have Fred’s anime story about Nudism I need to make and do a Summer as a Pokémon post, as well as an anime story for her.. but again other than that I had very little interaction on the coming up with my own anime thing. So that format I will most likely turn into videos! Not as visual.. as I can’t do art and can only collage.. but somehow I want to do story writing videos where I just tell you stuff. I will also do interactive storytelling streams but I need to sort that out as well.. but let’s just say that some blogging content will turn “hybrid” once I get my rig.
I do not feel like doing anime reviews, I am not good at them, I still like anime but I always feel like I am late to the party, or I can’t compare Girl’s last Tour to that stage play thing Ian Mc Kellen did , so when say the story just gives me happy feelings where I want to wrap myself in a blanket with a bit of soup and look at it on a day I am feeling sick.. I feel.. inferior. Anime is something I love but to keep it as something I love, I feel I must keep it to myself because I do not care about a lot of things from anime. I do not care for studio’s, I do not really care for allegories, I do not care for animation fluidity yet in a review I can not help but feeling I need to include it. I tried to review anime MY way.. but I feel to make something a review I need to do something with it. You know as if a review is a too defined concept for me to excel at! I am more of a rambler! I know it is all in my head but I can’t turn that not good enough switch off. When I write reviews like that all I hear people being angry at me…because well there is also the toxic culture part and it’s just in my system so hard .. when I review I just hear myself go yapyapyap…. stupid insight, mildly funny joke.
I know most of my readers care way less about games, or about Vtubers but these are the things i am currently most passionate about. D&D as well. So honestly I do not know what I will do blogging content wise. I need to pay for my domain again soon and around that time I will make a true decision! It is unlikely I will fully be gone, but during my three week absence I will admit that I did not MISS blogging that much either. Well that is not correct, I did not miss it’s “static” nature, I did miss blogging a bit. So maybe with some exceptions of stuff that is already written I will treat my blog more like an actual weblog and tell you more about my days, my path of being a vtuber, what games I played and what stuff I watched. Or my general feelings on various topics! Less edit heavy, less pictures. I haven’t found out yet what I want.. and I think that is also okay!
In the end I still want to build a geeky community, so in that sense not all that much would change about the blog, I just want to bring more spontaneity to the table. We are nearing the second anniversary of the blog. Last year I had two give aways, both with one responder only and after that they became my most spammed posts so this year we will do something else at the very least. What it is , I am not sure yet! But I hope it will be fun. You will hear more about that! I am not done yet! I just thoroughly lost my way. I will admit that I am lost but also that no matter how things will turn out to be alright!
Hear Ye Hear Ye Princess Pinkie is here with her first Vtuber post!
Salutations loyal subjects and sweet Island Guests. Today we open a new category of blog topic, something I have become very endeared to! VTubers. So I came up with a plan to review VTubers.. but that is tricky! Some I enjoy more in clip format, while others I watch streams after the fact that they have streamed and yet others I do enjoy interacting with… so how can I review them all in a fair and funny way?! By bringing back an old format I could not keep up with back then! I may have staff, I may have knights.. but I do not have a real waifu! Well Sayaka is my waifu..but well ..that’s a real person to me.. how about Verson/VTuber/Vblogger me?! She needs a Waifu as well… So let’s look at how weddable these lovely VTubers are while telling you something about you! Today we start with the first VTuber I became aware of! Inugami Korone.
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Who is Korone
To be fair, the first VTuber I was aware of wasn’t really Korone, it was Kizuna AI, but back then it was not really called Vtuber! When she actually began doing sponsored mobile games a lot, I kind of fell off the AI-chan bandwagon! I missed the good old days where she played games like Limbo… Korone is the one that brought me back into the world.. and really hooked me to it! When I saw AI I had a dream to be like this one day .. but she was too technologically advanced to ever live up too. Korone.. was a more reachable goal and while I am far from getting there as well..mostly due to money issues.. she became a big inspiration.
Inugami Korone is a japanese VTuber , she is a dog who works in a bakery, with her first name Korone being derived from the word Coronet and Inugami meaning “Dog God ”. She is part of the most well known VTuber group, HoloLive. She joined the group in 2019 and after a series of announcements, sneak peaks and teases she had her debut on April 14th. While it took Korone a while to find her style, she nowadays is best known… to me at least, for playing mostly retro games. Which was a big appeal to me! Her on screen persona is oftenly highly energetic and erratic. Korone has shown to be very emotional during many streams which vary from.. hyper-enthusiasm.. too crying so hard she had to end/pause a stream. She also often gets “mad” at her chat! Which has led to numerous memes! Because she tells she would punch chat in the face if she could and she made it possible for her to do so even.
Her fanbase is called Koronesuki, which is depicted as a bald man, drawn in photoshop paint. The avatar of chat is known as Listener-Kun. Often Korone’s dog mascot is seen on top of Listener-Kun.. but Korone has several versions of Listener kun.. including one with his face being punched in.. by Korone’s first. Her name is being used as a pun for donations, which she only picked up on after streaming for two years! Many clip moments of Korone revolve around her interaction with chat,
The upsites on dating Korone
I am a dog person
Vtubers almost exclusively are demi humans, we have ducks, reapers, pirates, demons, alpaca’s nymphs.. and Korone is a dog! She is 92 years old in dog years..or at least her avatar is and I get along with dogs really really well! I have this tranquil energy or something that makes dogs always vibe with me. My sister’s former toy poodle for example was such a restless spirit.. but around me it totally calmed down and would just take naps in my lap! Even when I just met it.. it just wanted to lay down close to me.. and that’s a reaction I often have with dogs! I think having a Waifu that wants to lay down next to me is a pretty good trait to have a solid relationship!
We have similar styles
So Korone manifests as quite the sugary little thing! Despite being a finger collecting, fan punching maniac! I do like them crazy, especially with some sugar on top! Korone totally fits that brief! She might just be Yandere enough.. and I do like them cute with rough edges. I have evil tendencies as well at times so.. we’d be a good fit! Her original song Wonderful World is basically how I would produce a song if I had the vocal cords, the money , and the musicality to do it! The only thing I can really do is write the song and come up with the concept.. but it would be something very very similar to this. I love how she mixes retro gaming tunes with a powerful idol girl song! Most of it is about cutting of fingers and Korone herself as well, using all the memes and iconic things about her! I think that is great… brand yourself.. I try to do that too! You don’t need to do the thing everyone likes… just be you and she is totally doing that in this song, so we match in style as well. If I look at the direction it basically and the images used in this clip it is basically how I do my Sunshine Blogger posts! So.. yeah once again we quite match!
We can play Retro Games together.
In VTuber terms, even though I am 21….NO! I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING! BUT I AM NOT!! 34!!! I AM 21! Let’s try that again, so even though I am 21 I am considered a boomer in the Vtubing community! I really love retro games the most! I find a lot of modern day.. (Triple A) games are generic. Why does a game have to have 2000 genres.. why do I have to humiliate other people? There are plenty of Indie games I still like, but mostly because they emulate the experience of the past! Luckily Korone agrees with me! I really hate games like Fortnite, Roblox or Apex so if I had a Vtuber wife who would just play those kinds of games, we would be such a poor match. But original Mario, Metal Slug or Spider Man 2000?! I am a game! I could even protect Korone from some creepy worm-like enemies which she seems to be very afraid of! If she can save me from wasps, or the B enemies in Donkey Kong Country 1 and 2 we’d be a great retro gaming pair!
We both bond with our game companions
The best clip to show the beauty of Korone’s soul.. and how amazing her community is.. comes from a time when she played Monster Rancher 2, she did her voice a bit differently from what she does now as the video is over a year old… but this made me cry so hard. I legit cried for an hour or so.. because I shared the pain that Korone experiences in this video! I play an occasional Nuzlocke and such, yet most of the time when my favourite pokémon dies, I can’t bring myself to play anymore. I will be honest, I do not bond with every Pokémon .. but if I get a nickname just right.. and it develops in the right way and our bond is legit…. I am devastated when they die. I’ve heard Jaiden goes through something similar, I know a pokétuber called MandJTv says he goes through something similar.. but never did I experience their pain.. like when I saw Korone play this game. It shows me that she can bond with something virtual.. which is kinda important considering that my princess self is virtual as well! So now I know we can have a real connection
The Downsides on Dating Korone
She WILL punch me for backseat gaming
Imagine Korone and I are having a date! We are playing a retro game together and things are going well! I am sitting on her couch and it’s her turn! I want to support her and cheer her on! I accidentally get caught up in the hype of seeing my doggo girlfriend/date play the game and cheer for her….with some directions here and there! Well Korone doesn’t really like that very much! I do agree that backseat gaming is annoying..but her chat has driven her to a point that she will now inflict violence upon those who tell her stuff about the game! I like my face… well at least my virtual face! I would rather not have my face punched.. That looks quite painful! There are plenty of memes out there of Korone murdering people in Minecraft as well, she even has said the Iconic words Falcon Punch! And if you ever played Smash Bros, you know how painful it is to be hit by one of those!
She is a cat person
VTubers flirt with each other a lot, so it is no surprise that Korone does something like this as well , the object of her affection is called Okayu, a cat girl VTuber, whom I may or may not review in the future of this series, right now she is not in my field of interest. I will be honest I am NOT a cat person, at all. I would not go as far as to say I HATE cats, but I just can’t bond with them at all. Even in Pokémon I pretty much never end up using cat pokémon.. even if Skitty is pink! Either way Korone is VERY affectionate about Okayu , the two hang out in real life and Korone throws tamper tantrums when she thinks Okayu is about to leave for home because she doesn’t want her to leave! She wants to be kissed by her and she totally adores the girl.. it’s shown in pretty much every stream they share!
While I do not believe in traditional monogamy, the reason to engage in a relationship for me is to experience being so important to someone while having that person be so important to you as well. In a way that feels great to be a fan of something… but mutual I guess. If I know she places Okayu above me.. that reason to make her my Waifu would kinda vanish! I’d like to be the number one of her affection.. and I am not sure if I’d ever get that, and even if I do I would hear cat stories all day long and I do not like hearing cat stories! I love it if you show you got a cat and introduce them to me through cute photos.. but I mean those stories like “Oh my cat wants pats… oh my cat is grumpy ” .. they are the same every day! So stop it Korone!
She wants my fingers
Like I said before Korone is a bit of a psychopath, she loves taking peoples fingers. The origins of this quirk is odd, she started collecting fingers because she needed an original opening. Among HoloLive Gamers she was the only one who did not have her own little intro and she asked chat if it was okay if she asked chat to give them their fingers. Chat replied Yubi Yubi, and so Korone assumed it was okay! Nowadays it is a commonly known meme! And while we can easily dismiss it as just that.. There have been several sessions of gaming where Korone seems super delighted to collect a finger or more! Not just once.. she seems delighted every time! Now she can cut off my legs if she wants.. I am not using those a lot … but my fingers I very much need to game. She seems to take index fingers mostly and that is my most used finger, it’s my typing finger! Or fingers. I hardly ever type with other fingers! So I would lose the ability to blog and would become much worse in gaming… and over all I would really not want that! I just am afraid that if she tries to put a ring on my finger.. it won’t be attached to my body!
We are gonna have language problems
Like many Japanese Vtubers Korone doesn’t exactly speak english and I don’t speak Japanese. Maybe if I tried very hard… VERY hard, I could be as good in Japanese as she is in English… but before you scold me, I already speak Dutch, local dialect, english and german and I can’t help myself a tiny bit in french and spanish! Not that it will help me talk to Korone of course. The difference between Korone and most english Vtubers is that Korone is easily one of the most memed ones for her bad understanding of english! She has english only streams as a sort of gag. She says some pretty strange things! For example, she claims to be Mercedes Benz! She is also Volkswagon! I am not into cars! I can’t even drive one!. If she takes a shower in the morning and our pipes are clogged.. I’d have to probably understand something along the lines of. Water..in shower..inversion! Peepay no hole! Okay? She is very bad with adjectives.. and I use a lot of those! Since I am not looking for that much of a physical relation with a Waifu.. I do think communication is a big thing! In fairness I think it would be pretty cute if we tried though.. kind of like that time she tried to defuse a bomb with a shinigami!
How eligible is Korone?
Do we have a future together? Probably not! Okayu is too much of a factor for me to overcome! The two make a great couple and I do not like to rip-up couples! Separations DO happen though in the HoloLive canon, so who knows maybe in the future! I am not even fully a model yet! So there is hope! She hasn’t ever threatened to take Okayu’s fingers as far as I am aware so if she can leave my limbs alone we’d be good! In fact, since we are talking about a bride for my virtual self.. I think my unicorn magic would allow me to regenerate lost limbs anyway.. and she can have my pinky…ironically! In the end I think we would be a cute couple to look at BUT it might be a bit of a superficial mariage! I’d pretend to understand what she likes about Eating Mike Tyson’s ass… but deep down I can’t understand.. I just can’t explain that to her..so we will pretend everything is alright! WoooWoooWooo! In the end I give Korone a wedding score off 7 yubi’s and a fingernail out of 10.
Do you know about Korone?! What is your favourite Vtuber?! Are there any Vtubers you’d like me to review in this series? Let me know! I am looking forward to do more of these! I have a lot of fun plans! So let’s talk about Vtubers in the comments.. or let’s talk about something else in the next post! Untill then! Stay random! *Quack*