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Code: Realize ~Guardian Of Rebirth~ [Extra Scenarios & Final Thoughts] ๐Ÿ’ญ

Most of the extra scenarios are fan service, so, for me, they’re super embarrassing to play. Lol. I mean, I already feel self-conscious about playing this sort of game. Playing little scenarios with no choices that are made exclusively to fan service the player feels way too… what’s the word… too much fun? Haha. I don’t know, I feel guilty and embarrassed by most of them. I like them too much.

This post contains spoilers for Code: Realize ~Guardian Of Rebirth~ soโ€ฆ donโ€™t read it if you plan to play it!!

SPOILERS AHEAD! BIG ONES! PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

Lupin’s Route ๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿ’–

Lupin’s best Karen impression.

Boy, this is LATE! Sorry. I’ve been too busy with other things. I have so many otomes to play after I’m done with Giraffe and Annika, and I can’t start until I finish my last two Code: Realize posts. ๐Ÿ˜“ So it’s time to make myself finish these entries before my memory of my playthroughs just fades. ๐Ÿƒ

I really enjoyed Lupin’s route and the True End that came with it, even though he isn’t my favorite LI. As the heroine’s canon love interest, Lupin is very, very likeable, perhaps too much. When a character is that cocky, that charmingly arrogant, I need the relationship balanced by someone who will really push back, not be easily won over by them, and get on the arrogant character’s nerves, making them lose their cool. The heroine was not that –she was much spunkier (if clingy as heck) with Van. We had that relationship in the game, though, in a way –Lupin loses his s**t whenever Sholmes appears. I totally ship them. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‘Œ But as this was not the case with the heroine, I found him rather bland.

This post contains MAJOR spoilers for Code: Realize ~Guardian Of Rebirth~ soโ€ฆ donโ€™t read it if you plan to play it!! You will seriously spoil the entire thing, True End and all!

SPOILERS AHEAD! BIG ONES! PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

A Busy Weekend ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’ฆ

…and then some! I’m sorry for the lack of activity… I’ve got many posts and news to catch up on.

Where to begin. This past weekend I went grocery shopping and finally took down all the Christmas decorations –a heck of a job, took a whole day. I also set a bunch of things aside for donation, and scheduled the VVA pick-up. I’ve been drawing SO MUCH. To date, I’ve inked 19 commissions in less than ten days, as well as worked on personal art. Some of the commissions are highly detailed, stuff I pushed myself extra hard on. This is very unusual; normally, this much work would take me 2-3 months to do, and I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS HAPPENING.

I’m absolutely NOT complaining though. My work has been an utter joy to me these past couple of weeks, and I do hope it sets a trend for the rest of this year.

I also took care of the snails over the weekend, and moved all of my adult snails that aren’t super tiny (such as Bulimulus guadalupensis) to one large tank. I still keep two small containers, one with random eggs and one with baby Roman snails. Anyway, that took a lot of work too.

Today we had to take Tomoyo to the vet. The short story is she has asthma. I’ll leave further details for another post.

Tonight I made salmon croquettes for dinner. It was my first time making croquettes of any sort. Christopher helped me get them to the right temp at the end but I didnโ€™t have help beyond that. They turned out really good:

In other news, I was able to get the stain off my new Animal Crossing Switch game card case!

Due to this and some other small issues, the seller refunded me, so I ended up using the refund to get a Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron all-over patterned shirt that had been on my Etsy favorites for AGES.

I have one more thing to share. This is kind of… a blast from the past for me, the LONG AGO past, the “when I was 7-8” past. So, you see, troll dolls were one of my earliest special interests… maybe the second or third I ever had. I liked troll dolls to such an intense degree, that they were the seed that began my Meganeea stories, though eventually all the little troll characters I had became simply elves (and then, animal-elf hybrids.)

I had some Russ trolls, and many Applause trolls, and for a while I had a single, giant, unwieldly Thomas Dam troll that I ended up giving away. But I always wanted a smaller, happier looking Dam troll of my own. And now I have one. Meet Celeste:

Celeste, by the way, was Soraya’s original name. And she was originally a troll (yes, really!) with blue hair. Her blue hair was lighter back then (Celeste means “light blue” in Spanish) but this particular troll doll has Soraya’s exact, current shade of blue hair, which is my favorite.

If you look at other characters of mine, such as Zรกdatann and Gideon, you can see that their facial structure is very troll-like still. ^_^ So that’s an odd bit of trivia for ya.

I have to go now and get ready for bed, though I still feel like I have a lot to write. But at least I wanted to make a post, because it’s been a few days. Hope everyone is doing well, the current state of the country considered.

Saturday Winter Walk ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒˆ

Yesterday I went for a long, LONG walk to the mall and to Petsmart, to use my gift cards. Walked several miles total, listening to music and enjoying the cool weather. It was lovely.

The sky was the bluest I’ve seen in many months, possibly years:

Behind me there were some clouds. Otherwise it was a perfect span of blue.

I ended up buying a Sesshoumaru t-shirt at Hot Topic. I wanted to wear it today but it’s just too cold… I love it, though:

I also bought some new decorations for my snail tanks:

After I got home, I finally installed my new keyboard. It’s an absolute dream come true:

It has so many different effect options. I settled on one that shows the colors all the time but isn’t too distracting. In case you’re interested though, here are some videos of the different effects ( this is by no means all of them):

Ultimately, I settled on a less-bright version of this:

Despite the color and flashiness, this is a real, proper, “big girl” keyboard (lol) that should last me many years and is a noisy, raucous delight to type on. ๐Ÿ˜ I’m sure I’ll always be swapping out 2-4 keys to change its look from time to time.

I’ve begun by ordering three custom keys. I was going to wait until I realized that two of the keys, quite expensive on Etsy, were much cheaper on AliExpress (which I checked after noticing the Etsy sellers themselves shipped from Hong Kong ๐Ÿ™„) I got an Alliance keycap, a cute spacebar with little chicks, and the best part of all, a Grogu/Baby Yoda keycap that will likely replace my escape key. I don’t want to lose most of the effect of the keyboard so I don’t expect to customize it beyond this.

After that I opened Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~ (the game I was most excited about, though, I’ll be completing Giraffe and Annika first). This is the fan disc for Code: Realize ~Guardian Of Rebirth~.

It came with a music CD, a keychain, and several cards. The Sholmรฉs and Finis card had some slight damage to the back (you actually can’t see the Sholmรฉs one in the photo above because I think I had accidentally left it behind another card) but it’s minor damage and I don’t care so much about those two characters anyway. I put the ones for Van Helsing, Impey and Saint-Germain in badge holders and I’ll be hanging them somewhere in my work area. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Here is the cover for the CD, it’s quite pretty:

In addition to this I received a package from ODU with two onesies featuring new designs of mine. One is Royal Ribbits which you may have seen, the other is an upcoming design so I’ll share the photo of both once it is formally announced next month.

I guess it’s time to get on with my day. I have lots of chores to do and art I want to work on. I hope everyone reading this has a great day!

AmiiboCoin Package Is Here! ๐Ÿ“ฆโœจ

My long-awaited Etsy package is finally here, after many delays! It had a cover for my Switch Pro controller, a little case for the games I play most often, and a small Stitches plushie.

Here is the case, which was the main reason for my order and I absolutely LOVE:

It’s a really good fit:

And here is Stitches:

Stitches is one of my favorite Animal Crossing characters. In fact he may really be my most favorite. ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿงต๐ŸŒˆ

The game case is really wonderful, but I’m not posting a photo yet because it came with a small stain, and I’m hoping I can get a replacement.

Runnin’ Around Squelfland ๐Ÿ๏ธ

Over the last few weeks I’ve been playing a little more Animal Crossing, on and off. I really want to get more into it now that my family is all playing together, but I’m kinda burned out. My villagers are all a little upset at being ignored:

Alfonso ended up on my island by accident. He was my sister’s villager and I believe she didn’t mean for him to leave. For that reason, even though he wasn’t a favorite, I just can’t seem to let him go. I may let Lily go eventually though, despite the fact that I do like her.

Snow finally stuck to the ground. Bamboo island looked especially cold:

Since I had an empty house plot I started to go to islands hoping to find The Holy Grail Raymond, of course with no luck. I found some pretty cute villagers that I ended up not grabbing since it’s so easy to get them with an Amiibo:

This one gave me heart a little leap for a split second, but no dice…

Eventually though, I met Rod. He was irresistible. I’d never seen him before, and with that color scheme, those eyes, and being a mouse, he had to come to my island, no question about it. So I ended my search with him.

I was really happy to come across him later in Squelfland, he’s really perfect:

I made a Snowboy finally… it was a tad underwhelming.

And of course now that I bought acquired a RIDICULOUS amount of bells, I finally hit Tarantula Island for the first time. This particular moment was funny:

I leave you with some of my holiday/cold weather outfits:

That’s all for this post!

Unscheduled Game Time ๐Ÿ™ƒ

So last night ended a little rough. Completely from out of nowhere I got these terrible stomach cramps and Iโ€™m just gonna… omit what followed, but it was bad. I had to completely abandon the dinner I was in the middle of cooking for poor Christopher, and it took me a full two hours to recover. In the end Christopher made me a biscuit with butter and some scrambled egg and tea, and that rejuvenated me. But it spoiled our evening overall. ๐Ÿ˜ž

Today I’m still not 100%, but better. Kinda. I hope I don’t take another bad turn as the day goes. I have so much to do…

I ended up playing more Giraffe and Annika in bed, so I have a few more screenshots to share:

It truly is a lovely game, very relaxed… the best part has to be the music, it’s so Ghibli-esque, and Anikka is such an utterly adorable character.

I did get to my first boss battle, and gosh I sucked at it (though I did win by button mashing). Battles are a rhythm game, and that is not my forte. I cannot keep a beat to save my life.

There are also “cards” to collect as you go along, called “Meowsterpieces”:

The story starts off very cryptic and still is for me, but it’s become clear in a comic snippet and by this dialogue that Giraffe is quite a bit older than Annika:

So yeah, defeated a boss and learned how to jump, I am also able to replay the rhythm games now, so perhaps I’ll improve. ^_^;

I have a few more entries in drafts so hopefully I’ll get them posted today.

A Happy End To The Day ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฆ–๐ŸŽ„

Dinner wasnโ€™t healthy exactly but I had like three different types of cereal so at least it was… colorful? ๐Ÿฅฃ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Played a little Animal Crossing while having dinner too:

Playing on one of my monitors while using the ElGato is sooo cool. Iโ€™m so grateful to Christopher for setting this up for me. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Letโ€™s end the day with one last relaxing snail soak:

Blub.

Goodnight, everyone!

I Have Sold My Soul To The Devil ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿƒ

Yesterday I came to a realization: 245 hours (or just over TEN. FREAKING. WHOLE. DAYS!!) is just about as long as I can play Animal Crossing before being bored by the grind. Namely, the grind to rearrange my town. I’m not a quick money maker in AC. The idea of demolishing the bridges I paid so much to create, and then to pay for them again, is something I find deeply demoralizing. I want to have fun in my town again, and honestly, I’m done grinding for it. I’m done.

So I said f*ck it, and resorted to questionable means. I will say the devil provides amazing, on-the-dot service. Everyone else says the same thing, too. I have no idea when the Animal Crossing devil sleeps, but he seems to reply to everyone with the same immediate promptness regardless of location.

You might think cheating might have made this less satisfactory, but I didn’t give a rat’s ass.

Now that I’m a millionaire in AC, I need to figure out how to best put it to use. I may remake my town completely, but this time I need to think it through properly. After all, this cheating I did is a one time thing. I cannot replicate it at will. As much as I’ve gotten a ridiculous amount of bells, it is, regardless, finite.

Anyway, I’m already Christmasy there too:

It’s really nice to be enjoying the game again… perhaps with this level of freedom I can truly be as creative as I want with my town. ^-^

It’s Time For Giraffe And Annika! ๐Ÿฑ

With Code: Realize ~Guardian Of Rebirth~ sadly behind me, it’s time to play Giraffe And Annika, hopefully to completion, before I can get my hands on Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~. Today I played for barely a few minutes, but it looks like a delightful time.

It was a treat to finally get to open this gorgeous box:

As you can see, it comes with an artbook, three tiny patches, and a music CD. The music in the game already sounds wonderful so I’m happy about that. It’s a gorgeous collector’s edition.

The opening screen.

Annika is an adorable character. Sometimes she appears drawn, sometimes in 3D. She’s always very cute and a joy to play.

Oh, oh, guess what!! Drumroll please…

I GOT MY PRO CONTROLLER!! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

Mwako bought it for me in exchange for two Telegram stickers, and since drawing him is hardly work, it’s so much fun, it was certainly worth the trade.

Just look how nicely it matches my case! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’•โœจ๐Ÿ’•โœจ๐Ÿ’•

For playing games like Giraffe and Anikka, this controller is a delight. I’m very, very happy!

And that’s it for this post. I’ll have more to share tomorrow!