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  • posted You know what would be cool? A horror short story. With a Lovemore or Rosebery theme, perhaps. Or just bikinis and machetes. We've got nineteen days to Halloween. Anybody up for it?
  • posted You know, MEGA means...1000000 times the stated unit. So here's a thought. Why is our beloved protagonist (Junta/ Primero/ Ryuuji) wasting so much time on...six women? Not just the illustrious Lady of the Loo; I mean moving his ass to every flower in town, like a hyperactive bumblebee. Maybe gaining a point or two in charm or charisma, while running the risk of getting caught? I'm sure there is a LOT of non-playing characters who would love a chance to drift into this universe and play with our hero!
  • posted I proposed Korri assemble a team of gymnasts. What if, instead, she was recruiting for the "junior" Freedomball team? She could even explain why the junior team could have 18 year old seniors. The success of her recruiting would depend on the player's charisma and willingness to help by doing tasks.
  • posted Brainstorming: I've already proposed Korri assemble a team of gymnasts.
    Second idea: I propose Ren "taking over" the photo/gravure story, as you and her pursue models and gain followers.
    Finally, I propose the player team with Tassy on a two part history project. The first half would be a paper due on day 50. The second half, a presentation. Their subject? The Honno-ji incident. This is something SimMan himself came up with.

    As the player digs deeper into the history of Oda Nobunaga, various flashbacks give the game a historical perspective. A 16th century SimGirls, if you will. The dateable characters need to step up, as Ami and Karin took a lot of side story with them.
  • posted How I Got Roped into Cosplay with Ren:
    Chapter 3: Clothes Make the Man

    For the first time, I noticed what was printed on the door.
    "Fashion Akage," I said out loud.
    "That will be my brand when I make it big," said the red haired woman. "That's my goal. For the world to know Akage".
    She motioned me inside. She picked up a robe as she walked, and showed it to him.
    "Your girlfriend is probably going as Yuri Sakazaki."
    "She's not my girlfriend."
    "You went to a women's clothing store with her. There are husbands that don't do that."
    "Still, I..."
    "No need to explain."
    She turned to me and slipped her dress off.
    "I can be Yuri Sakazaki for you tonight."
    She picked up sunglasses.
    "Lara Croft, maybe?"
    She saw me look at a Batman mask. She reached for a baseball bat, then playfully put the Batman mask over my head. She put the bat behind her head, the way Harley Quinn does.
    "Hey Batman, do you know what the Joker would do if he caught you messing with me?"
    I laughed. She put the bat down, knelt, and lowered my pants.
    As she reached for my member, she looked up at me.
    "Say it. Say it for me."
    I tried to talk in my lowest voice, as I felt myself enter her mouth.
    "I'm, I'm, I'M BATMAN!"

    I tried to look surprised when Ren entered our room.
    "What do you think? It's my entry for the contest tonight."
    "It's great. What are you supposed to be?"
    "It's Yuri Sakazaki, silly. It's from an old game I found online."
    "It looks good to me."
    "Good, but not great."
    She looked a little sad.
    "Let me see if I have any black lipstick. I'll be right back."
    She grabbed a leather jacket from her brother's closet and ran into the bathroom.
    A few minutes later, she emerged from the bathroom. She was topless under the open jacket, and wore only her thong panties. There were marks on various parts of her body in black lipstick. She had even marked her breasts where the "plates" would come together.
    I had seen glances of her body before. But never all at once. I could feel myself stirring below.
    "Whoa. What is this?"
    "Motoko. Ghost in the Shell. What do you think?"
    I thought, she'd get arrested.
    "Um, Yuri Sakazaki is fine."
    "So, what are you going as?
    "I was thinking...Batman?"

    I made a point of clapping and yelling as they introduced her.
    "Number one, Ren Hoshino as Yuri Sakazaki."
    She probably would have gotten more votes as Motoko. But we did make it home safe,
  • posted How I Got Roped into Cosplay with Ren:
    Chapter 2: Deja Vu Dream

    Weird dream. I was walking through the ruins of the town I lived in for high school. A woman clad in blue with blue hair was shooting at everybody. Whenever a shot landed, the victim changed into something else. Like a version of themselves, but pale. Sad. Shabby. Staggering around the town. A girl came up from behind me.
    I can fix this, she said. I just have to go to the future and stop her from coming back.
    She stripped naked in front of me and kissed me.
    Are you coming? She asked.
    I just stood there.
    She shook her head and walked into a big metal cylinder. She closed the door.
    A moment later, the cylinder vanished. The blue gun-woman disappeared. All the staggering people went back to normal.
    And Ren's voice came from above me.
    "Hey, don't you have class this morning?"

    So now I'm in college. Each class is in a different building. Posters are everywhere. Everybody's talking like they've already been here. Mostly, I grab a seat in the back.
    When I do that in World History, I find that I'm walking towards Ren.
    She motions me over.
    "What are you doing in a first year class?"
    "I switched majors, so now I have to take all the classes I missed last year."
    "What was your major last year?"
    "Nuclear physics."
    "Wait, what?"
    "Yeah, things were going fine until I found out only those with the highest grades get what I wanted to get into."
    "Which was?"
    "The space program. So lessons learned. Get really good grades in anything you like taking."
    There was an empty seat on the other side of me. I looked up to see a beautiful woman go to take it. I tried not to be obvious as I watched her yoga pants clad legs slide in next door. She was short, and in really good shape.
    "I'm Primero, and you are..."
    "And I'm Ren."
    I noticed Korri had all the textbooks for the class already.
    "Have you joined a study group yet?"
    "Is that a thing?"
    "Yeah, they have projects in this class."
    Korri smiled. "Hope they don't start tonight. I have practice."
    Ren tapped me on the shoulder.
    "Speaking of tonight. I need you to do me a favor."
    "Sure, what?"
    She held up a poster.
    "They do a Cosplay show downtown this Sunday. There's this really good tailor I used for my outfit that I want to go see. But it's in a rough section of town, away from the train, and I don't think my ex- will take me.
    "Yeah, OK. After dinner."

    The walk to the tailor was almost exactly the same path that I took. I knew the neighborhood immediately. We entered a small shop and were greeted by a woman with red hair.
    Ren did the talking as I wandered the store, pretending to shop. I saw Ren enter a changing room, then walked over to the saleslady.
    "We were here last night."
    "Yes, we were. So?"
    Over her shoulder, I saw the mattress I had bent her over last night.
    "But you're a..."
    "Service provider. I sell clothes. I sell services. I sell..."
    "Did you buy it?"
    "Were you happy with it?"
    "Of course."
    "Then it will be the same price next time you come."
    She handed me a business card.
    "My number's on it. There's also a website where I put my online pics."
    I took her card.
    "Come back in an hour."
    She smiled towards the changing room.
    "Bring her, if you like..."
  • posted How I Got Roped into Cosplay with Ren:
    Chapter 1: So This is Home

    Tomorrow my first day of college at Rosebery, and I'm already overtired. I thought today would be the whole moving in/ getting to know your roommate experience. But the new guy vanished almost immediately. So after I got my stuff where I wanted it, I wandered the town.
    I'm always looking for the unusual things about places. No place is truly "new" - there's always old stories to be found. Success. Heartbreak. Pain. Pleasure. So after I passed the college bars and the convenience stores, I started to wander into the angrier side of town. No more hipster tea and kale restaurants. No staring at smartphones.
    I found the first bar that wasn't pushing a sports team. Just dark wood and whisky. The bartender set me up.
    "Don't get a lot of college boys in these parts. You local?"
    "Well, let's see what you do with a shot."
    He poured, and looked to see if I'd react when I downed it. I don't normally cough, but the crap he served was like diesel fuel.
    "That wasn't whisky."
    "So you're not so dumb. Let me get you something you'll like."
    He turned to the bottles behind him. I suddenly realized I wasn't alone.
    "We usually don't get the schoolboys until winter."
    I turned. The first thing I saw was red hair. A lot of it.
    "The winter?"
    "It's about the time they realize their fall quarter girlfriends won't go farther than handjobs."
    She leaned over in such a way that she made sure I saw her cleavage.
    I smiled. It was nice to hear something other than, "Hey baby. Want a date?"
    "So, you're..."
    "Providing you the service you came here for. Where you want it. For as long as you need it."
    She leaned in.
    "If you'd rather do this somewhere other than the men's room, I've got a place next door."

    So, got the drinking and sex part of college done already. In and out sex and dizzy feeling in the head. But, hey, I got laid, and that always makes me feel a bit better. So what if I paid for it? Not a bad way to start.
    So then I get back to the dorm and there's my roommate. Well, roommates. He's sitting on his bed, already deep into whatever is on his smartphone. He's short, kind of nerdy looking with glasses. Like Harry Potter but without the charm. I'm not even sure what his name is. But she's...
    "Ren. Call me Ren."
    She's...different. Wearing overalls like a farmgirl. She must have bought the wrong size, because both her butt and her tits are straining the material. Her hair is the color of poured concrete.
    She sits down on my bed. Not on top of me, but close.
    "I'm his big sister. You may see me a lot at first, because this one won't eat sometimes unless you remind him. Just make sure he washes occasionally and cleans up after himself. And I'll keep the cat at my place tonight."
    Wait a minute. Cat?
    "I'll be by tomorrow morning to make sure he doesn't skip his first class. I can get you up too, if you like."
    She leaves before I can answer. I should have said something instead of trying to look at her ass.
    So I stare at the ceiling. It's old and needs paint. It's seen a lot, I'm sure. Future politicians. Future thieves. Future politicians who are thieves. But it's the first time it's seen me. In fact, nobody here has the slightest idea what I did the last eighteen years. I can start over. I can be whoever I want to be.
    Starting tomorrow.
  • posted More SG8/Rosebery Brainstorming
    6) Akage (the charm girl) needs to "do" something. Be part of the plot, maybe a surprise adversary.. At least, change to other positions. There's a whole Kama Sutra out there and she's been dong doggy forever.
    7) Get bold! Lover status might include a handy in the theatre, skinny dipping or a blow on the school rooftop.
    8) Put in some consequence if one "dateable" character catches Player with another
    9) There needs to be a time conflict between the social media, school accomplishments, work/ making money, and dating aspects, otherwise the game is too easy.
    10) Bad endings- favoring one lover over the others could lead to consequences. Favoring the modeling over school could end badly too. And there's that whole gang aspect.
  • posted Brainstorming: My thoughts on how to distinguish SG8/ Rosebery from SG versions 1-7

    1) Make Rosebery the college that follows Fukoma High. Advantages: SimMan's already produced some great NPCs (Bel, Karsten, Rufus) to help guide the action (Ren, Tassy, Korri, Sana) and a new venue couldn't hurt.
    2) The Freedomwall (and Wu) enters the picture as the platform that Ren (new girl) encourages the Player to put her pictures on. First pic - what she's wearing to the Cosplay competition.
    3) As the player befriends Korri, Tassy, and Sana, they build a social media presence that functions the way the modeling agency did in previous games. The player even starts getting unsolicited selfies from NPCs that want in on the action! Maybe even line up Bel or Wawababi as their rivals....
    4) Explain away both Ami and Karin by "dreaming" Ami went to the future and prevented Karin from coming to the present. You can have the player customize their characteristics by other means (like picking from a menu).
    5) Without Ami, the player will need something to accomplish to take the place of the time machine and the drama club. I propose two 50-day semesters, separated by a holiday break. Have the player accomplish a team project with dateable and/or NPCs each semester in addition to the semester exams.

    Finally, throw up a trial balloon. Make a month-long or 25-day start into that world. See what people think.
  • posted SG8 (or Rosebery?) Idea:
    I propose that there be four dateable characters: Tassy, Korri, Sana, and Ren.
    Then, when the user selects among the four personality types, the intro changes:
    *Scholar: You dream of a blonde girl (Sana), dressed in almost transparent robes, chanting something you can't understand. Suddenly she stares at you, causing you to wake up.
    *Playboy: You wake up and decide to take a walk around your college grounds. You disturb a beautiful woman at a fountain (Tassy). She runs from you.
    * Criminal: Ren wakes you up by shaking her bra-covered tits in your face. She's not your girlfriend here, tho- she's the twin sister of your college roommate. She jokes that it was a dare, then tells you that there's breakfast on the table.
    * Joe: You enter.a gym in the early morning. A beautiful girl (Korri) performs a rhythmic gymnastics routine. She stops suddenly and appears to start crying. A second girl is mocking her (Mako?). You go to say something, but she has disappeared.
    In all four cases, your next destination is a restaurant (or bar). A barman or (bluehaired? redhaired?) bargirl hands you a menu- it's actually the interface that allows you to add points to each trait.
    This could start either Rosebery or Simgirls

    • kotomifan Ok, how about,...
      You depart from Rosebery Airport after midnight. You are coming back from the funeral a venerable, very ild relative. There were tears, dug up memories, awkward silences, and plenty if alcohol. You're tired, a bit sad, yet happy to be out of there.
      You wait in the queue for the shuttle to take you to your remote parking lot. There are three young women in line behind you- a thin girl with a ponytail and a gym bag, a friendly girl with a backpack, and a blonde girl, possibly, a tourist, whose black suitcase matches her outfit.
      When the bus arrives, a fourth girl comes to the front of the line. When the door opens she steps in front of you and gets on first. You go to say something, but she looks back at you with the prettiest smile, and you let her on.
      The bus exits the terminal and enters a tunnel. As it emerges from the darkness, you see the city of Fukoma before you.
      And it's on fire....
    • SimMan I actually have a crazy idea. Probably better for the VN system. 1 am. You wake up on a midnight bus. After a night shift. There are a few people on the bus, including the four riders of course. I mean I really want to do a short horror story.
    • SimMan Cool. The four horsemen are: the prom queen, the virgin, the witch, and the buddy.
  • posted The last fanfic series was my idea for what a Kotomi game might consist of. You play as Kotomi, an 18 year old senior who finds herself as the sole participant in her rhythmic gymnastics team due to a tragic event. She recruits and builds a team of familiar characters. There are enemies to overcome, but the reward is to restore the glory and honor of the team (end of part I).

    Until...our friend the Omega Playboy returns,to wreak havoc on the hometown of the Mega Playboy. Can Kotomi and her team recruit an army of warriors and defend their city?
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