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DrYuriMom last won the day on December 8 2018

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About DrYuriMom

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    Writing fanfiction, playing visual novels, watching anime, reading manga, and huggling Belles!

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  1. DrYuriMom

    KS Update 131

    Wichita actually has elements of all three of the witches shown in the 1939 movie. The hat of the West, the stockings and ruby slippers of the East, and the eyes and general...um...form of the North. So lots of nice touches. :-) As far as the rest, I foresee some changes coming. I look forward to seeing what the new interview writer has in store for us. 🙂
  2. DrYuriMom

    KS Update 129: A Long Awaited Interview with Kaga

    Kaga, Kaga, Kaga. Sigh. First off, as an historian, I love this Kaga. She's the most authentic of all the Kaga's across the shipgirl-verse. The actions of her pilots over the skies of China are her signature performance prior to Sept 1, 1939 and all the other games have ignored it. VB faced this history head on and have made her the most imperialistic of the IJN Belles. There may be Belles who are more Imperial, but only Kaga seems to embrace the idea that Japan's duty is to conquer at the very least East Asia and anyone in her way are simply flies to be swatted. Which brings me to my thoughts as a Captain. Just as Kaga's pilots by late 1937 led from the bottom up, confident that they knew what the Emperor wanted better than the Emperor Himself did due to his "treacherous advisers", it's pretty clear that Kaga herself drank the same Kool Aid. It strikes me that VB could have gone three routes over Kaga and her pilots. She could ignore their transgressions like the other shipgirl games do, she could apologize for them, or she could own those actions and revel in them. This Kaga went that third route without shame. It's marvelous! ...and I despise her for it. For those who consider I-8 to be "squicky", I invite you all to really ponder your feels on Kaga. In Sept 1939, I-8 is simply a newly commissioned submarine with no track record. By Sept 1, 1939, Kaga is already a war criminal...and by her interview she seems quite content with it.
  3. DrYuriMom

    Go Navy, Beat Army!!!

    It looks like the 2017 RN ladies team was just that bad. The RAF managed to make the first game of it the entire series that year and the RN lost 72-0 to that RAF team.
  4. DrYuriMom

    Go Navy, Beat Army!!!

    Oh my... 95-0?!? That's not a win, that's a massacre...
  5. DrYuriMom

    Victory Belles Lore questions

    There are plenty of Yanks of German descent, TH. Navy, even. A certain sub-experienced admiral destined to lead the War in the Pacific, for example. The beauty of the American Melting Pot. 🙂
  6. DrYuriMom

    Go Navy, Beat Army!!!

    Adi is a big fan of Academagia. 🙂
  7. DrYuriMom

    Go Navy, Beat Army!!!

    I met Adi through her work on visual novels I'm in love with, Heart of the Woods and The Waters Above by Studio Elan. That said, I just IM'd her and she gave me links to her DevArt and Tumblr accounts. Feel free to enjoy her other work and hopefully you might buy Studio Elan games when they come out starting early 2019. 🙂
  8. DrYuriMom

    Go Navy, Beat Army!!!

    Tomorrow in Philadelphia will commence the 119th meeting of the Cadets and Midshipmen over the hallowed field of battle known as Football. In recognition of this sacred tradition, I commissioned some artwork. For those who have read my fic, The Improbable Captain, you may recognize the sans-rigging Belle depicted. Her name is USS Pensacola and she gets rather passionate when it comes to the ancient interservice rivalry between grunts and squids. Note that her appearance is sans rigging. It's also sans her sidearm and some other accessories which would not have made sense on a playing field and in any case could have led to the unfortunate demise of the entire Corp of Cadets. 😏 So, ladies and gentlemen, be glad she's on your side and rest assured as long as you heave a hearty cry of GO NAVY, BEAT ARMY! 😤
  9. DrYuriMom

    KS Update ~120

    Who, me? ? (Is it just me or does the Turkish Naval Battle Flag look like someone went a bit happy with a paintball gun? O_o )
  10. DrYuriMom

    KS Update 119: Nenohi & Ark Royal

    And thus we revel in our weekly punishment ? Kazoos really do get a bum rap but the image of a piano being flung from a cruiser or battlewagon catapult is just too enrapturing to pass up. In the spirit of Halloween, the season of the pumpkin gun, and in honor of catapults and trebuchets everywhere, I vote #1
  11. DrYuriMom

    Update 117: 紅葉狩り, 十四 昭和

    Victory Belles Poetry Slam!
  12. DrYuriMom

    Update 117: 紅葉狩り, 十四 昭和

    I like Option 5 too
  13. DrYuriMom

    Update 116 Captain's Association Duo: De Ruyter & Kumano!

    #2! Keep those shells flying, Nagato-sama and Kongou-sama!
  14. Actually, Korky, we're not in disagreement at all. I think your idea has much merit. Would you agree that the closed beta testers would sign an non-disclosure agreement? If so, then BCS would still keep control of how and when information is released publicly. I think there are several people here who would make terrific testers whether or not they supported the KS or not. For example, I'd be a terrible cbt. I don't have the time and I've never played a game like this before and therefore don't have the frames of reference. You, however, didn't get in on the KS but would be a fantastic cbt both because you know what to expect and because you have European sensibilities. The key would be finding people who can keep quiet despite all our chatter. If BCS does it right, the rest of us would never know there are cbt's at all. Who knows? Maybe they're already out there... ?
  15. Here is something I posted elsewhere in response to lamentations on the delay which I thought would be relevant here: While I would be lying if I wasn't pained by the extent of the delay, I still must agree with the team that you only get one chance at a first impression. With all the stuff vying for people's time, people will take a quick look and pass you by if it's not quality. Have they lost most of the Kickstarter excitement - yes. Might they have less credibility with any future Kickstarter - yes. But insofar as success or failure of this project, I still believe they are MUCH better off spending whatever time it takes to go forward with something awesome than the trip up on launch like Mighty #9 or the like. As far as releases of game content with updates, I would think they want to make sure by the time they start releasing cool updates that a) it's accurate with what will eventually be released and b) it's relatively close to when the game will actually be released so the excitement can start building not just for us loyal diehards but in the aether of the internets. They have likely lost most of any excitement that was built up from the Kickstarter. In today's environment they probably only have one more good chance at building a really good pre-launch campaign. They need to make that one good last chance count. All this is just my own humble opinion, of course. Others have a valid case for their own. For me, though, success of the game is paramount and occludes all other considerations. If it takes more time then so be it. There's plenty to do in the meantime. Honestly, from a strategic marketing perspective, they might be wise to wait until spring to start their build up. Let the excitement over Azur Lane fade a bit. They lost their chance to be the first English language, non-region-locked KanColle like Gaijin Goombah heralded during the Kickstarter. Now it makes sense to wait a bit so they can look like "something fresh" rather than a "me too". As "something fresh" they can still bill it as the first shipgirl project to hail from the West among so many other unique goodies (real story, native-speaking VAs for each country, etc). However it works out, I'm with the project to the happy end. My wallet is ready and waiting to wine and dine my beloved. Come what may, I'll be the Captain of Yazuz' heart however many pretenders might be out there. :-)