Broken Immersion: Lessons lacking in subtlety

I don’t like when the story acts in service of a lesson rather than in service of the plot/entertainment. I understand that creative works often carry opinions, but I don’t like it when the message stands out more than the lore/characters. It breaks the immersion and feels like the story revolves around the situations of it’s era rather than standing on it’s own. Recently, a lot of works have been praised for their message and, while I might agree with some of those messages, I don’t like how blatant they are.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F2

I’ve dealt with some Surface Pro 4 troubles lately, yet my cheaper, older, lesser specs Asus continues to behave beautifully. None the less, my little Asus doesn’t have work as a drawing tablet, just a regular touch screen, and it doesn’t have the power to play certain Steam games, so some things have slowed down or been put on hold.

While I dealt with my reduced Steam time, I picked up the Vita again and played my favorite Vocaloid game, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F2, and I’ll say it again, F2 is infinitely better than X, it would be very unfair to judge F2 based on the notable dip in quality that came with X.

HMPDF2 is still one of my top favorite games of all time, despite it not being my usual genre of JRPG. I’ve played this game enough to get all the wearable items in the shop, including the minor stuff everyone always leaves for last like small color variations of the same item. It’s still a fun and cute game to pick up for a few songs every now and then.

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WellspringDreams.club

I recently joined WellspringDreams.club a general creative community. I really like the style of the forum and how all the newest topics are right there on the main page. The sections are identified by tags rather than bring in separate pages, so it’s very convenient to navigate and see what topics have been updated at a glance. You can also go to a member’s profile and see their posts as if it were their personal wall in a sense. I really love the format and how smoothly it runs, it feels like forum scripts have finally evolved. 😎

The forum welcomes a variety of topics, anime, movies, video games, web-design, art, and just about any fun thing. It’s a very friendly and welcoming place that I highly recommend you join! I personally mostly use it on my phone, it works great with mobile and emoji 😉 where most forums are limited only to their installed emoji, this one used the standard ones you’ll find on your keyboard. The screenshots were taken from my iPhone, but of course, the site works beautifully on a Desktop/Laptop as well. 

Conveniently, you don’t even need to make an account to log in (although you can if you want to) but you also have the option to log in with a variety of other sites, as it often happens with more modern websites. Lol, I was supposed to be talking about the substance of the forum, but I can’t help it but to fangirl over the technical side because this style is just so much more convenient than what I’ve used before. 😍 I really like the overall presentation and ease of access. 

Anyway, back to the substance, like I said, any creators, hobbyists, gamers, and anyone who just wants to make friends is very welcome to join! 🤗

 

My favorite parts of Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC

My favorite parts of Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC… Spoiler warning!

Agate vs the dragon. Everything about this! Overcoming his past, becoming stronger and being all awesome.

Estelle’s escape from the society, when she breaks the window and hangs outside the airship in flight. Then when the guards come in thinking she committed suicide, she jumps back in knocks one out with a kick to the face and slams the other against the wall before he can react.

The Capua’s airship battles, Kyle and the Bobcat are awesome! 

Do you see a common theme? Agate bring badass, Estelle being badass, Kyle being badass. I just like seeing my favs being badass. 

I also enjoy all Tita’s scenes geeking out about machines because I love technology. I especially love her satellite S-Break.