On Break!

Heya folks~!

Just letting you know that Bishie Holic will be on hiatus until May or June 2020. I recently got a job, and it’s a full-time position so things are a little hectic at the moment. I decided to put the things here on hold for the meantime until things calmed down.

However, I might appear once in a while after Animal Crossing’s release. Maybe an Awesome Possum post as well when I keep up with the latest (for me lol) news.

Be well, everyone!

Until then~

Eu

11th!

So.

As usual, I forgot my blog anniversary. LMAO

Life got me so busy that I barely have time for myself. With all the stuff happening, in addition to Covid-19, I threw the anniversary post at the back of my mind until a friend asked me about it.

Anywho, it’s my 11th year blogging! THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH for dropping by/reading/subscribing all these years. I don’t have big plans for Bishie Holic this year and would just continue as usual depending on my interest at the moment. I’ve restarted reading web novels so I’ll make a post about them in the future.

Phew. What a start of a new decade! I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy amidst this virus hanging above all of us.

Dark Nights

Dark Nights

Developer: Pinlin

Platform: PC

Category: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Romance

Official Site: http://darknights-time.weebly.com/

Available at: Itch.io

Walkthrough used: https://souldimension.tumblr.com/post/189630916146/dark-nights-walkthrough

What it is (from the official site)

You live in a small, peaceful village. Every day is the same as any other; boring. Right when you wish for something exciting to happen, strange things start to occur, stemming from the nearby forest. If that isn’t enough, the locals have begun disappearing. At the same time you meet four mysterious guys. Will you discover the truth before becoming the next target?


Heya folks!

The developer, Pinlin, reached out to me last year about their new game. Dark Nights is a passion project that took a whopping six years in development with Pinlin as the only one who worked on this in all those years. Talk about dedication!

Dark Nights is a name-your-price indie game that you can get on their Itch.io website. It is a medium-length game with each route spanning over 5-7 hours. I thought it’s an interesting game based on the visuals and its premise so I thought why not give it a try.


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


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[Webcomics] Tapas BL Week Titles

Top (L-R): Lack of Love, Scandalous M; Bottom (L-R): Your Romance, Till Our Lips Touch, Hold Me Tight

Tapas had a BL week last January 27-February 2. There are 5 titles included, and their first few chapters are free. I grabbed the chance to read since the sample chapters are more than the usual preview chapters. Since these are only a handful of chapters, this post is just about my first impressions on them.

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Paws & Effect: My dogs are human!

Developer: Shimmersoft

Platform: PC

Category: Comedy, Slice of Life

Official Site: http://shimmersoft.com/paws-effect

Available at: Itch.io, Gamejolt, Steam (to be released on Feb 14!)

What it is (from the site):

Paws & Effect: My Dogs Are Human! is a quirky romp that seeks to answer an age-old question: What would happen if your pets suddenly became people?

Chaos. Naturally.

Assume the role of Sadie (name customizable), a young woman with aspirations of being a lawyer, as she grapples with perhaps the greatest legal challenge of her life: Keeping her two dogs out of jail after they mysteriously transform into humans, somehow capable of speech and eager to abuse the newfound power of thumbs. What will Sadie teach them about the human condition? What will she discover about herself? And who is behind all this nonsense? You’ll have to play to find out!


The devs contacted me about their new game so I checked out the game’s website, and I thought it looked cute and fun. To try out their game, they sent me their presskit which included 3 versions (Win, Mac, and browser) of the game and a very helpful fact sheet. While I did try the browser one a bit, I played most of the game using the Win version.

So here are my thoughts about it~!

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One Night Stand

Developer: Kinmoku

Publisher: Ratalaika Games

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch

Category: Slice of life

Guide used: https://www.trueachievements.com/game/One-Night-Stand/walkthrough/3

From Nintendo Site:

You’ve just woken up next to a stranger. What do you do?

In One Night Stand, explore the stranger’s bedroom and seek out clues to identify who she is and what brought you both together.

You may resort to some unusual methods to find the answers you’re looking for, but try not to prod and pry too much – a nosy guest quickly becomes an unwanted one!

Will you stay and explore your relationship with this stranger, or will you escape when the opportunity presents itself? With 12 unique endings to discover, can you keep up the act long enough to find out what really happened?

You know, One Night Stand is the kind of game that I wouldn’t normally play. I’d probably judged the title, but still secretly dying to know what it is about. The first time I’ve seen this game was during a Nintendo Eshop sale sometime late last year. The title is, as you might have noticed, is eye-catching and intriguing. My first thought was, “wtf is this game? Why would they name it like that?”

Luckily, a friend gave me a free code because as it turned out, One Night Stand is indeed an engrossing game.

✭Verdict✭

Interesting take on a single life event

Recommended for: Everyone

Because why not? It is short and cheap, and the story and gameplay are good. It is a win-win for all.

Continue reading below to find out why you should or should not play One Night Stand.

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Awesome Possum 2019 Year End Post ⭐️

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Time for another Awesome Possum!

Awesome Possum posts consist of random internet finds. Any blog posts, articles, videos, podcasts, anything under the sun will be included here. To be clear, this won’t only include games or manga. It will be anything and everything. Some posts may not be necessarily posted this week, but I’ve only discovered them this week.

Yeah, yeah, we know that already. 

Anyway, hello folks! I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. Yet. Despite the lack of updates, I’m still floundering around, trying to survive whatever life throws at me. So I guess, before we start with the updates regarding all the news I’ve missed, let me update you first on some things.

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[Webcomic] Lover’s Vain (끝에서부터 한걸음)

Lover’s Vain by Fyoryu

Status: Completed

From Tapas:

Daniel does everything for Alan. When Alan’s sick, Daniel nurtures him back to health. When Alan’s house is dirty, Daniel cleans it. When Alan is dirty…Daniel cleans him too. Favor after favor, Daniel can’t help but keep wondering, are they more than just flirty friends? Or are all of Daniel’s efforts for love in vain?

Lover’s Vain contains 2 seasons featuring 2 pairings.


I’ve been keeping tabs on this series since I read the first few chapters. Fortunately for me, last October 5, Tapas had a free comic for 24 hours so I can finally read this until the most recent chapter which was close to the end! The only ones that I had to pay were the last 3 chapters.

✭Verdict✭

Just okay. Some parts are enjoyable. Most parts are quite problematic.

Recommended for:

This is hard because this is not for everyone, and I can’t think of a specific type of reader that this would appeal to. 😅 So I guess for people who want some fantasy and dark twists in their story?

Continue reading below to find out why you should or should not read Lover’s Vain.

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Hashihime of the Old Book Town Walkthrough

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I created this as a personal reference, and after I finished the game, I thought, why not post this too. This, I believe, is a spoiler-free guide so you don’t have to worry about anything that might spoil the story for you.

Unlike most VNs, the only branching point in Hashihime is when you choose which guy you should go after. There is only 1 end for each character. Whether those ends are good or bad, depends on you, as I thought all the ends are good and fitting to the circumstances and personalities of the characters.

Also, please note that you can’t really choose your route order as there is a specific order you have to go through. Say, you can’t go to Hanazawa’s route unless you finish Minakami and Kawase’s. Also, you can’t force it since the choices only come up after finishing the required routes.

Here goes~

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Hashihime of the Old Book Town (古書店街の橋姫)

古書店街の橋姫 | Hashihime of Old Book Town

Company: ADELTA | MangaGamer

Platform: PC, PS Vita

Category: Boys Love, Mystery, Historical

Release Date: August 13, 2016

English Release Date: September 26, 2019

Official English Site: http://mangagamer.org/hashihime/

Summary: (from MangaGamer site)

Jinbochou, Tokyo

June 1922, Taisho Era

The Rainy Season

Tamamori came to Tokyo with his sights set on getting accepted to the Imperial University. However, he doesn’t pass the entrance exam, and is so undisciplined and wrapped up in endless fantasies that he’s kicked out of his boarding house after only two years. Through a stroke of luck, Tamamori begins to live and work at Umebachidou, a used book store. There, he enjoys whiling away his time as a “student preparing for entrance exams” and taking advantage of friends who are also from his hometown. But one right after the other, mysterious deaths befall those friends and, realizing he’s been repeating the same rainy three days over and over again, Tamamori finds himself racing throughout Jinbochou to save them.

In this pop-occult mystery that surrounds the deaths of his friends… What is real, and what is a hallucination?

✯Verdict✯

A MUST PLAY

Recommended for: Everyone

Obviously for BL fans, but also, for people who like a bit of mystery, a bit of thriller, a bit of drama, lots of bizarre events, and a damn good story littered with flawed but lovable characters.

Though, there are some fair warnings in the game which you should also need to check out after the cut.

Read below why you should or should not play this game.

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