Hello! I hope it becomes apparent as you read this that I am not NoMoshing. If it doesn’t well…shit. I am Mrs. NoMoshing though online I tend to go by the handle Nekochan. (very original, I know.)
Because NoMoshing hates you has an exam to prepare for, he made the monumentally stupid decision to allow me to make a weekly blog update in his place with next to no direction. I mean he told me to keep it videogamey, but I mean I could just rant about symbolism in Persona for several paragraphs and call it a day. *sigh* I suppose I should behave though, or I’ll just get put in the box again.
A disclaimer: The first hentai game I have played is Harem Collector. While NoMoshing has loved them as long as we’ve been together, I haven’t really taken to them. However, I am slowly becoming a fan of dating sims. Persona got me hooked on Social Links and I could spend the whole day diving into Reyvateils in Ar Tonelico. (side note: I spelt Reyvateil correctly on the first try ^_^)
A second disclaimer: While NoMoshing may bounce the occasional mechanic idea off me, he never discusses plot. If I spoil something about the plot that has yet to be released, it was precognition, not foreknowledge.
Something I’m curious about – how many people are renaming Ferdinand? When I stumbled upon the game, I started calling him Dumbass. Mostly because I found it funny. I keep doing it because it continues to bother NoMoshing. At the very least it’s a quick way for NoMoshing to tell which save files are mine.
This renaming habit actually lead to a permanent default name change. For those that have done the Blacksmith quest line know that you get a new party member whose name you can pick – Doll. Originally NoMoshing wanted Dumbass to call her Slut as the default option. While I don’t mind calling sluts as I see them, Doll didn’t strike me as one, and given the bit of personality info I had to work with at the time, I picked Doll instead. When NoMoshing saw it, he ended up making Doll the new default.
Other habits I have with things – character themes. I love to pick songs I associate with the character. I do it all the time with my RP characters (yes NoMoshing and I are tabletop nerds). So without further ado, songs I have picked so far for Harem Collector!
Alina: Garbage – I hate love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOcVhBu0YjE)
Meline: Imogen Heap – Sweet Religion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYpupIFgtSw)
Therese: Florence and the Machine – Seven Devils (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJNnZy9yTJ0)
Doll: Marina and the Diamonds – Valley of the Dolls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOpoJna72dc)
Elaiya: honeyhoney – Little Toy Gun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3YmaADISlo)
I haven’t picked one for Dumbass, though I’m kinda tempted to say Fuck Machine by Mindless Self Indulgence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khBLA4zTOy8) and call it a day. No one cares about him anyways, he’s just a vehicle to pick up chicks.
Anyone check out the graveyard in the Eroge? Wondering who the hell those people are? They are all characters who died in games NoMoshing has run/played in. Two of them are my characters he got killed! *sniff*
Anyway to end this, to the first people who responded to him and to those who continue to send emails, leave comments or just lurk and think positive thoughts, thank you.