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Passion and Motivation

When has the word amateur become such a vulgar term? Some people even may be hesitant to read a visual novel simply because it’s labeled as “amateur”. However, I understand their concern. Why would you read something made by a group of people who are not professionals, and may or may not have formal training in their given fields?

But what’s the harm in reading them? Who knows, you may even come to enjoy them. I’ve read a few myself, and to be honest, some of them didn’t seem all that interesting at first glance. But then I said, “What the heck, I’ll give it a try.” and was quite impressed by what they delivered. They might have not been perfect, but really, what is?

These people had the passion and motivation to share their thoughts, feelings, and ideas through their work, and as a result made me see the world in a different light. Even if their audience may not be very sizable, if they managed to positively affect the life of one single person, I believe they had accomplished what they wanted.

For those of you who are supporting us, we are very thankful. And for those who are new to our project and are contemplating whether you should read Lucid9 when it is complete, I ask you to please stop and think, “What’s the harm in reading it?”

We are not only doing this project for ourselves, but for everyone. And I’d like to share some of the hard work our team has been doing lately.

 

Music:

Recently, another awesome composer had decided to help us. We would like to welcome the very talented Greg! He will mainly be taking care of the emotional OST. Here is a track he had done the other day.

You can also listen to his other works here: https://soundcloud.com/mrlizts

We are progressing nicely music-wise. A handful of tracks have already been completed (Including one of mine. ^^) and others are being worked on.

 

Art:

Our artist Dizzy had also provided us with some more art! Here is one she had done of Airi.

Airi Hiraga (Final Version) 

Airi

The art is still progressing. There have been a few new sprites of the characters from Dizzy, Wonders is currently sketching the male characters, and Yuuko is doing some GUI designs.

 

Writing:

Concerning the writing, there have been lots of revisions to the story. I think all of the heroines – but one – had to be reworked in some way or another. And their routes have also been a bit of a challenge to plan. But as the saying goes, “If it’s easy, you’re doing it wrong.”

Regardless of the difficulties, we’ve been doing rather well. We heavily collaborate with each other and help one another when needed, which is key to success.

 

That’s all I have to say for the moment. Thank you so much for reading, and I’ll see you in the next update for Lucid9.

 

~ David

 

 

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Deliberations, Conclusions, and Some Awesome Art Mixed In

So it appears I’m a bit late on this update. Sorry about that. ^^’ I’ve been so engrossed in the team’s discussion about Lucid’s plot, that I lost track. My thoughts are still a bit jumbled at the moment, so if I’m writing gibberish, you’ll know why.

So about the discussion I mentioned, a few days ago we had come up with a new concept that would take effect after the common route. This meant that our original idea had to be revised. Truth be told, some of the writers were a bit hesitant to adopt this revision, but after some deliberations, we came to the conclusion that this would be for the best. Although, this means we have to work extra hard on patching some plot holes that might pop up.

Egh… plot holes… one of the writer’s worst enemies.

Anyway, I really wish I can share more details about this discussion, but alas, I can not give out spoilers.

 

But what I can share with you, is this. Here is a sketch of Elizabeth. I’m sure you might have seen her before. She was one of the characters we introduced in one of our earlier posts. Our artist Dizzy had done some touch ups on her look. I find her adorable.

…Now if you’ll excuse me, I must go punch a hole in my wall to regain my manliness.

 

Elizabeth2v2

 

Well, I’m back. My hand is bleeding somewhat, but I’ll live.

While we are still on topic about the art, I hate to sound like a broken record here, but we are still in need of a background artist. If you are interested or knows someone who may be, please feel free to leave us a message. We would certainly appreciate the help.

 

Now, these next few days might be a bit hectic for us writers as we try to further develop this new idea. There might be a lot of hmms and ahhs; a lot of what ifs and maybes; there might be a lot of debates and resolutions, but in the end, it’ll all be worth it.

 

~ David

 

*Insert Witty Title Here*

In an attempt to keep the blog updates more consistent, I’ve decided to write here at least twice a week. Even if I can’t find much to talk about concerning Lucid9’s progress, I will merely rant.

So, you’ve probably noticed that the blog looks different now. Well, that’s because I’m too much of a perfectionist and wanted the blog to look nice. Hopefully it looks more organized and neat.

Writing-wise, we are now on Day 9! Usually, the Days are 10,000+ words. I can’t give you an exact word count of our overall progress since nothing is really set in stone at the moment. We’re constantly sculpting our writing until we’re completely sure that it’s presentable. Tim, our editor, had made a style guide sheet for us writers to follow. I’ve actually printed this sheet and pinned it on my wall for reference.

On another note, we are in need of a background artist. If you are interested, or know someone who may be, please feel free to write us.

Our other artists have been quite busy, so I don’t have anything to tease you with art-wise… at least, not yet.

But what I can do is give you a little teaser of what our composer, Shoko, had been working on. This is Rui’s Theme! Enjoy!

 

I’ll see you in the next update!

 

~ David