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The whole idea that Ayano needs a man to have a purpose in life and that her obsession with Taro is presented like some sort of medical condition that can only cured by falling in love with a dude is so cringeworthy
The idea of male rivals was great. Everyone seems to like the idea of LGBT+ characters and demands a male rival or to play as Ayano-kun who is gay for Taro. It's such a shame there will be no male rival even tho they could have used one or two designs from the April Fool's video for a canon character. But then again Alex wrote this:
This is such a lame excuse. There is literally a matchmaking method in the game so if every girl can be matched with any boy for example, and you can't match any girl with another girl nor any boy with another boy, how can they be anything but het? I call bullshit on 'I won't publicly announce the sexualities or gender identities of any of the characters'.
I don't know if it cheers anyone up but keep in mind these people can't draw anything from memory at all. I mean it's not like artists have to, since we use references all the time. But we still memorise through practice so if we'd get asked to make a commission on spot at a convention or so, we could do it. These people who only trace don't memorise anything. That's why only tracing is very bad. It might give the illusion of practice but unless you really understand what you are tracing and how the pose and anatomy works it won't do anything for your growth as an artist. If you trace something make sure to only trace the basic shapes, then try to fill in stuff by yourself. Understand how the drawing you trace is actually working, why the perspective works, etc. Tracers usually just blindly trace and never remember anything. If they'd have to draw something on spot they won't be able to do it. They'll always have to rely on finding a source image that look like the thing they wanna draw. If they can't find a pose or if they can't find a reference that matches their aesthetic they won't be able to make the drawing they have in mind. They are very limited to just be able to recreate things another person has already created. They can never create something new on their own. While you who has been practicing for years will be able to make things reality that have not been there before. Yeah they'll still get fame and attention but if they can't draw on their own they can hardly call themselves artists or creators since they just re-create. Always keep in mind the bigger picture and that practice is the key to actually grow as an artist and create stuff from your imagination. Even if you don't get that much attention that doesn't mean that you won't get it eventually if you keep going. Hope that helps a little.
I agree. The fact they are high schoolers but he says 'yeah but actually they are all 18! even senpai's little sister who is a middle schooler!' is the epitome of perverts going lenghts like aging up their lolis, aging up minors without changing their design (and keeping them in their kid clothes), making up 'yeah she looks like a minor but she's actually an adult' just to lewd minor characters. It's disgusting. If she's an adult don't make the game set in a high school. If you say you are aging her up change her 3D model to make her look like an adult. Funnily enough there are adult characters like the teachers that he could use as a base if Ayano was really an adult. He could change the setting to a work office. Ayano could be the yandere co-worker of senpai who lusts after him. She'd be a perverted woman stalking him during work, even on his way home, all the way to secretly lurking through his window. When he goes to parties with his co-workers she's the weirdo who doesn't join the others but still watches from afar. As long as Ayano is a highschooler and is literally wearing a highschool uniform I call bullshit on 'guys! don't call it pedo, she's actually an adult. She just looks like a highschooler and wears the uniform. This highschool actually works like an university so everyone is older than 18!' Then change the designs. I heard that there will actually be another uniform for the cast in the final Osana build but they are still dressing like highschoolers. Just the colors and design of the uniform will be more interesting. Aging up, as if. He behaves the same way as people making loli characters and call them 36 years old to make them legal. If Ayano gets aged up, reflect that in her design and in the setting. It's not that hard. And the game would still work if he'd change it from a highschool to some sort of large office. The characters could keep their cute anime design to cather to the same fanbase of weebs and teenagers who want to see an anime waifu murder other waifus. Heck, if he really wants a school setting and tries really hard he can come up with some sort of university or so. He could even make Ayano be an adult having an internship to become a teacher and Taro being a young adult who is a tutor she falls in love with or so. The whole game is a mess anyway and everything is a placeholder and needs to get replaced. So why aren't you doing it, Alex? Oh right. Because it's more important to him to satisfy himself by creeping on his own teenage character than making a game that's about a good gameplay and design.
Apparently Osana is being beta tested at the moment and there are people confirming she's almost done. I like the part about the video where the contradiction about when Osana is being released is pointed out. It's true that Alex can just hold her back as long as he wants and everytime he says he'll release her soon there are more bugs in the game and he goes back to fixing it instead of releasing Osana. Then he puts a new easter egg or feature in and it again messes with Osana and he goes back to fixing her. It's an endless circle that even when she's 'almost finished' he always has to go back to fix the issues she causes or the issues the testers find. And each time he puts something new in to fix it it will cause a new bug with something else. It's never ending because of the bad coding.
But the new content is a remake of the old Nier game in which these characters don't exist. But I don't blame her for not knowing that since she doesn't really know the characters she draws and we all know that for a while. Anyway, expect a Kaine, Emil (literally a child who will get aged up) and 2B threesome at some point or something like that. Or A2, 2B, Yonah (also a child who she'll age up) and Kaine lesbian foursome. As for her yaoi piece I expect brother Nier (aged up) and 9S making out. I think I said before I actually like the characters and like the Nier series but this is not even remotely attractive to me? I assume these pieces serve the purpose of getting off on them but I don't understand what is remotely erotic enough in that picture. They are just posing awkwardly with their boobs and a dick out. I think that way about each of her images. They are sort of porny but there is never anything really erotic happening so it's this weird space between a regular slightly seductive image and porn that I don't think anyone even uses as fapping material. It's just so weird and boring to me.
He's currently stating on the game's website FAQ that no DLCs are planned but in fact he said on Twitter that he wants DLC rivals. He announced some DLC rival who looked like a re-color of Kaede from Danganronpa but to be honest I don't know what happened with her. Maybe she got scrapped afterall? Anyway: He's just so delusional especially when he makes it sound like he can finish the whole game within one year after Osana is out. He claims Osana is finished since january and he's just testing and polishing her. We are at the end of march now. Let's be real... If the testing takes 3 months for each additional rival then the game won't be done any time soon. Let's pretend all rivals would be finished by now and he just has to polish them. That makes around 3 months per rival.. Since there are 10, it means 2 and a half more years. And that would mean he's only doing the polishing. He has so much more to do. If making a rival would go so well that it takes him a 3/4 year to get out one rival, then adding the polishing and testing that means 1 year in total. And that's in an ideal world in which the testing always takes 3 months. So that means probably 10 more years of development if stuff goes ideal. But you all know it won't (ignore the pic, it just won't go away)
There are similarities but there are also many subtle differences in their styles. I can see the heavy inspiration but I don't think it's too bad. But maybe that's just my opinion as someone who knew neither of them. Just looking at the examples I can still tell them apart so I don't think the copying is as bad. Especially if they say they mentioned that penchuu is their idol and gave credit for the inspiration. Also I have to agree that the drawings of the characters holding their wands look nothing alike and that the styles really differ if looking at them side by side. That's just my opinion reading through this evidence. I think in situations like this all you can do is come forward with stating that you took inspiration which is what penmiia did. Since that has been done and people are still mad I really don't know what would be best to do for them. They should probably talk to their friends and listen to what others have to say about the issue. Maybe penchuu could be contacted as well to hear out their opinion on it. If penchuu has a problem with it then maybe penmiia has to consider toning down the referencing. The comeback post seems a little bit passive agressive tho, it might just be better to take a calm statement about having taking inspiration and moving on ignoring the issue. In my book you can't steal someone's style. You can only copy someone's work by e.g. tracing which seems to not be the case for these two artists. But considering that respect is very important in the art community I think ultimately penchuu's opinion on it should be respected. (can't get rid of the pic in the spoiler, please ignore it)
Not to mention that most of the 2B lovers adore her booty for that reason so I have no idea who she wants to attract by giving her balloon boobies instead of focusing on her butt. She's basically not giving good content to the people who see her as their waifu but only to random people who probably don't care about the character and just want big boobies. It's a prime example of how little love for a character is in her works. It's just so dumb considering 2Bs booty gets the spotlight all the time so there is enough room to make sexual content dedicated to butt lovers but... Yeah. (ignore the spoiler, I somehow can't delete the image)
It annoys me each time she draws male chest muscles sort of looking squishy. It seems like the girls' boobs are squeezing 9S's muscles so they sort of become flat / pressed inside ? When that's not how males work. It feels like she draws male chests like a more square version of female boobs.
I checked his website and noticed he changed the Osana section. Let's see how long the promise to release her at least in the second quarter of 2020 will last.
So he's considering Mulberry an artist with an impressive portfolio with previous professional experience? Wow. Also a reminder that we are currently still in Stage 1 out of the 8 stages on the YanSim development roadmap:
Maybe the people who follow her are the same as us. We also make a thread on her because she's entertaining. Maybe some people also got a Twitter addiction and want to read her tweets, breakdowns and rants all day. There might also be simps who feel like this makes them be closer to her and who'll engage with her through her mass-tweets and hope that she'll give them attention that way. Aside from that I really don't know who would follow her without getting annoyed at a crowded timeline. Maybe some got her muted and just look at her pics from time to time.