Happy New Month

Oh my gosh, another month ended… can’t believe that a fourth of the year is over already! But hey, this is, like, pretty much a new beginning too? I always loved making new plans at the start of a new season/year/month, and then ditching them after five days! Today it’s no different!

So after looking through most of my projects, I’ve come to the conclusion that I really can’t ditch all the things I’ve worked on these past 8 years. Like, seriously, my poor sons?? (And the daughters too, I guess.) This means that I’m going to start a totally new brand on April 4th! “That’s so soon??” Yeah, right? But it’s the best date there is, considering that my new endeavor will be all about otokonoko, and April 4th is the (unofficial) Otokonoko Day (男の娘の日) in Japan. Because Girls’ Day is on March 3rd and Childrens’/Boys’ Day is on May 5th, so we otokonoko enthusiasts were like “April 4th is perfect for Otokonoko Day, then!!”

But you know how many ideas I have all the time, so I didn’t know what kind of endeavor to focus on. Games? Webcomics? Vtubing? Discord killing games? Music videos? Reviews?  So I was, like, at a total loss… until it occurred to me that I could just combine everything into one big multimedia project!

So we’re going to have one “main mascot” who looks less otokonoko and kinda cool instead, because he’s obviously going to be the harem lead. After all, I also like BL, so why not just go the polyarmory route and make all the boys fall for him? Because he’s the main character, his color scheme will have a lot of red! The other colors of the rainbow will also be represented by one boy each, and they also stand for one topic respectively! The yellow mascot, for example, will be in charge of the Discord killing games! (Tbh I was going to give him a less happy color, but when I looked at the Discord icon, I couldn’t figure out if it appears more blue or purple to me. So I went the “inverted color” route with him – it all works out!)

Oh right, each of them is also representing a genre (the killing game boy obviously is all about mystery) and will be getting his own theme song! But I’m kinda broke, so our fiery-colored main mascot will be turned into an UTAU (because he needs something to do as well) and sing everyone’s songs. Then again, an idol band would also be fun, so maybe I can just make seven different UTAUs by trying really hard to change my pitch while recording all those different voicebanks. Maybe I could even split them thematically, because half of them will be otokonoko who still dress like guys, while the other half will be crossdressers? Or maybe I could-

Actually. It’s getting late, so I need to stop here.

Not only the blog posting, but also the nonsensical rambling. Happy April Fools Day? ;;;
I just let my imagination run wild and tried to come up with a project that sounds like “me”, but that’s also ridiculously huge and would take forever to do, which… is also very much like “me”, unfortunately. So nope, nothing will happen on April 4th. Sorry about that. Everything was a lie. Except for Otokonoko Day, which really is an inofficial kinenbi happening on April 4th, since it’s sandwiched between Girls’ and Boys’ Day ww

The thing is, I was actually going to post something else, but then I couldn’t remember if I had showed it off before. So in case I already did, I wanted to pull some extra mischief beforehand. Now, here is some art I did back in 2020, which I can’t find in the media library, but which I may have posted to Twitter? Potentially? I seriously don’t know anymore, but I still love how it turned out, so I’m just going to post it (again) ;;;

It’s a little parody crossover between one of my most beloved projects and Danganronpa! A fun hypothetical scenario where the project ends up being a VN instead of RPG Maker horror, complete with a mascot called “Monodoll”, which obviously doesn’t exist in the actual project ww

During the prologue, you explore part of a dark, mystical forest and meet your fellow killing game participants! Here, you meet Kiyoshi (the green-haired guy) while Rena accompanies you, but for some reason, our MC Shinya has some memory problems and doesn’t recognize him.

Monodoll’s first appearance! (And now, you can see Shinya too.) Of course it doesn’t take long for everyone to get thrown into a killing game. This one has a special twist that involves hide-and-seek!

And then the first murder occurs and a sort of class trial happens as a result. Not all characters are in the same grade, but for the sake of April Fools shenanigans, we’ll conveniently overlook that. These Truth Bullets-… Uh. I mean, Truth Daggers(??)… may or may not show topics that become important during the real game. (To no one’s surprise, I had to give my fluffy son Senri some extra spotlight here…)

Finally, we have a so-called “Mass Panic Debate”, which is an actual thing in Danganronpa V3, if you’re not aware. Things get heated and everyone’s talking over each other, and you somehow need to figure out who is lying/mistaken (by shooting yellow statements) or agree with someone (by shooting blue statements). The pink lines are just noise that is supposed to distract you, or block your Truth Daggers from hitting their target. Will you agree with Misha that she is not the killer? Or refute Iori’s assertion that no one would have a reason to murder… someone? (Yes, I placed the dagger in a way that makes it impossible to tell if the text says “him” or “her” ww) But be careful with your claims, or Youko might beat you up…

Anyway! It’s been 3 years, but I still remember how much fun it was to draw this! I wish this was an actual, playable game, but sadly it’s not, and it never will be. (Not even because I stopped making games, but because I’d be forced to make it an actual Danganronpa fangame. As much as I love DR, I’d rather not rip off entire concepts like the class trials for my own, official games.)

Now I’ve really run out of time… so yeah. See you next blog posting~