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Doki Doki Literature Club is the best horror-game-disguised-as-dating-sim that you need to play

My pick for the SoraNews24 article this week is one of the best surprises I’ve had all year: Doki Doki Literature Club is the best horror-game-disguised-as-dating-sim that you need to play.

It takes a lot for me to play through a video game these days. When I was younger I’d play most games whenever they came out, finishing them to 100% completion no matter how bad they were.

But as I’ve gotten older I’ve unfortunately had less and less time to devote to games. If a game doesn’t grab me and hold my interest right away, then I’ll probably put it down and move on to something else after just a few minutes.

So I was shocked when this game, Doki Doki Literature Club, had me hooked from the very first screen, before the game even technically started.

Doki Doki Literature Club is both a visual novel and a dating sim, two genres which I’m not a fan of, and yet it’s become my favorite game released in 2017.

How did that happen? Read the article and then try out the game for yourself. It’s free, short, and will stay with you for a long time.

Hole-y crap! Instagram makeup artist Mimi Choi transforms her face into surreal works of art 【Pics】

My pick for the SoraNews24 article this week is the terrifyingly amazing: Hole-y crap! Instagram makeup artist Mimi Choi transforms her face into surreal works of art 【Pics】.

I’m not usually one to get excited about makeup pictures, even the ones that are out of the ordinary, but these hole-in-the-face photos from Mimi Choi literally made me gasp out loud.

I don’t want to give any more away, so really just prepare to be blown away and check out the article here.

 

Featured image: Instagram/mimles

“Death room” cleanup employee makes “beautiful” replicas of terrifying rooms people died alone in

My pick for the SoraNews24 article this week is the spine-tingling: “Death room” cleanup employee makes “beautiful” replicas of terrifying rooms people died alone in.

Dying alone is a fear that many people have which has always puzzled me. But now, having seen these intricately-crafted dioramas of “death rooms” from people who died alone in Japan, I can understand it a lot better.

What makes these dioramas so haunting isn’t just how horrifying they are, or how well-crafted they are right down to the brands of garbage in the rooms, but it’s the fact that they’re all real. Each and every one of them was experienced by the artist herself, who works for a “death room” cleanup company.

Seeing these made me realize how lucky I am, and I hope the same goes for you too.

Featured image: Twitter/@kamba_ryosuke

Keiko – Good Stories Drawn Badly Ep. 01

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to show off my terrible MS Paint skills. The last chance I had was with a series at RocketNews24 called Learn Japanese through Ridiculous Manga. It was a lot of fun to create, but ultimately didn’t result in enough views/interest to justify the incredible amount of time I had to put into it every week.

But recently, about a year later, I thought about once again breaking out the old mouse and MS Paint canvas to draw something new. I’ve always been a fan of stories with illustrations, so I thought why not illustrate one of my short stories?

I started with Keiko, the shortest of my published stories, to try it out. It took a long time to draw, record and edit, but it was fun, so maybe I’ll do it again with another story in the future.

So if you like good stories that are drawn badly, check it out here on YouTube!

W.T.F. Japan: Top 15 most disturbing Japanese prefecture mascots 【Weird Top FIFTEEN】

This week for my RocketNews24 W.T.F. Japan article, I wrote about the top 15 most disturbing Japanese prefecture mascots.

Oh yes, top fifteen. When I started doing my research for this, I quickly realized that there were far too many horrifying mascot creations to limit it to only five. I could’ve divided it up into three articles, but I feel like I would’ve been selling the readers short by leaving out some of the best ones each time.

So I did what I had to do: I cranked the W.T.F. to fifteen!

To make up for the extra length, each entry is a little shorter than usual, so it didn’t end up reading like a dissertation. If you’ve never heard of Japanese prefecture mascots then you’re on for a treat, and even if you have, you may learn something about why they look the horrifying way they do.

Read the article here.

W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 creepiest Japanese insects 【Weird Top Five】

This week for my RocketNews24 W.T.F. Japan article, I wrote about the top five creepiest Japanese insects. When I researched my article about the top five creepiest Japanese animals, I made the decision not to include bugs because I knew that they would dominate the list. I decided to do non-insect animals first, then only-insects later.

As expected, most of the comments on the article were “WHAT ABOUT COCKROACHES AND CENTIPEDES AND HORNETS?!”

Now, hopefully I can satiate those caps-lock voices with this article. It was really fun to research and write; I learned a ton about Japanese insects and insects in general. Of course, having recently moved back to Japan, writing it made me a little paranoid about checking my shoes and pillows and futon and toilet bowl and- well, if you watch the video about the huntsman spider, I think you’ll understand. Enjoy!

Read the article here.