In 2021 I played many titles that genuinely stole my heart, which made up for a lot of the bad that happened (like someone stealing parts of my car in the middle of the night just a few days before Christmas and the loss of a loved one).
Unfortunately, I played three otome games back-to-back that were not great. I couldn’t even finish the last two, and I’m debating whether I’m going to try again this year. The bright side is that I now have some amazing games like Cupid Parasite and Bustafellows to play instead.
With the ongoing pandemic and my rocky financial situation, I cancelled all but two orders this year: Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. I mainly played titles from my backlog and the birthday gifts I received from my brother (thank you very much!). Luckily, I have plenty of otome games to get through next year from said backlog. I also tried my hand at translating one, which I’ll talk about below in addition to the most recent controversy surrounding a newly localized otome game.
Wow, I didn’t miss the notification this time! I’ve been blogging about 2D bishounen and Final Fantasy games, and I’ve even started translating otome games. I don’t know how I managed to stick with this for so long but here we are! Here’s some sassy Lucia for you:
A huge thank you to every single person who’s ever visited my blog, made a comment, liked something I wrote or even used an affiliate link of mine. I truly appreciate it. You have no idea how helpful that is. I’ve also met so many wonderful people and friends thanks to wordpress and twitter and it continues blows my mind that people read my posts.
I hope I can continue to give back to you with my translations and reviews ❤ Feel free to recommend otome games or novels you’d like me to translate. If the material isn’t too advanced for me I’ll absolutely consider it! No promises, though. I won’t be charging anyone for these since I really need to just practice. Later down the road I’ll be charging for translations so I’d suggest recommending something while you can.
Tentative Otome Translation Project Schedule So Far:
Beastmaster and Prince (I’ve translated 3 routes and am currently on Alfred’s)
Beastmaster and Prince Fandisc
Dance With Devils
I love you all. Take care and stay safe out there! (´▽`ʃƪ)♡
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2019 was a good year for games, although I have yet to play the majority of them. Especially regarding otoge. The good news is that I have a ton of titles to play this year though! My biggest hurdle was the costs of studying abroad I had to scrounge together for 2020. It was a close call. My health deteriorated so badly my doctor told me to stop working because it would cause another flare up. After getting my next paycheck, I had to explain the situation to my boss. She was so incredibly understanding but I nearly broke down and cried in front of her. That job was all I had. So I sold most of my possessions, applied to every scholarship available and started doing freelance work. And I made it. If I clear the next application process, I’ll be on my way to studying abroad! That’s not to say I didn’t buy anything because I most definitely did. I had to be selective though. My family was also unbelievably sweet, getting me a copy of Death Stranding and my brother even got me Pokemon Sword for Christmas. In the process of culling what I had, I focused on my backlog. Most of what I played were games I received as gifts or were from said backlog. The rest were purchases made while I was working and didn’t have to worry about my finances until this crap happened.