ルーパーズ ♾ Chapter 8 (Visual Novel Book Club)

Current chapter start date: September 2, 2022
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I just have to say I really enjoy the background music.

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Finished reading, I did my usual absent-minded character count clearing, but with the combination of my estimate from yesterday, it looks like roughly 7,000 characters. Not so bad, and in my opinion, the chapter keeps conversation mostly simple, though there definitely were some new words for me in relation to cities and stuff.

Oh me too! Especially late in this chapter there’s a very nice piece.


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Ok, I like ミア a lot. This whole chapter could kind of be an extension of the slice of life type thing, but breaking ミア out of her shell definitely feels more substantial, and this was easily one of my favorite chapters yet for just being really sweet the whole way through. Both of them grew on me for how much she was characterized and then seeing how タイラ remains so thoughtful about helping others. His little treasure hunt philosophizing might be a little on the nose, but VN characters love to directly address concepts sometimes lol.

I had a great time reading this but feel like I don’t have a ton to say about it. Lovely art as always, especially nice applied to fireworks. I kinda wish the chapter name didn’t spoil exactly where this was going, though. I didn’t know the word 観覧車, but seeing 花火 kinda told me what the treasure hunt was about from the start.

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Oh, yeah, that was absolutely amazing. And Mia is so cute :heart:

I on the other hand sometimes enjoy it, since it’s still interesting how will it go there :wink:

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This chapter wasn’t too bad difficulty-wise, one of the easier weeks, I think.

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I don’t really have too much to say on this chapter since it mainly continued with the slice of life stuff from last chapter. Lots of focus on ミア and タイラ these last chapters, makes me wonder what ヒルダ has been up to this whole time?

Was a cute chapter overall though. ミア has been my favorite for a while now so I appreciated seeing her be real happy like that. When they were doing the treasure hunting, I was curious if the scene from the prologue was gonna be referenced. I’m pretty sure that girl was ミア and I remember her being super excited in the hospital back then, so I thought it’d be a very nostalgic memory for her that would have been brought up here. I’m sure they’ll end up mentioning it later on.

The CG’s in this chapter were real cute, I liked this one the most

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Yeah, their personalities seem somewhat similar, and I think hair color too?

If my memory isn’t playing tricks on me again, we’re going back to Hilda and Leona in the next chapter (or the next-next-one - I’m not sure). But I won’t say what they’re up to :wink:

Btw, Smiling Mia is one of the cutest things in this VN :heart:

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What a great chapter, loved it. This and the previous one, I think some relaxed atmosphere was needed, even though I was enjoying all the mystery and tension from the other chapters but I now see how important is getting to know the characters a bit more.

At this rate I don’t think I can say ヒルダ is still my favourite character ;-; . Right now it’s タイラ, ミア and サイモン. I still like ヒルダ but I’d like a similar chapter just from her side, showing more about her than just her care for レオナ. And also サイモン, I’d like to know a bit more about him too. I don’t feel particularly interested in the other three, to be honest, the first impression wasn’t so great, but I guess that could change at any moment.

Now that I remember, ミア seems to have a memory lingering in the back of her mind about タイラ in the hospital, right? She had a moment of almost clarity but quickly moved on. I’m sure it will be addressed at some point. There’s no way that girl in the hospital wasn’t ミア :joy: .

ミア
「でも、この感じ、どこかで・・・・」
「・・・・もしかして、タイラは・・・・」

タイラ
「ん? どうかしたか?」

ミア
「いえ、何でもありません。・・・・次を探します」

:eyes:

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I’m very late but trying to catch up. Read this one today and it was pretty nice. I wasn’t missing all the yelling and craziness.
This one took 55 minutes.

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144 lookups and around 2-2.5 hours it took me. Not 100% sure when I started today, and not sure how long the bit I read yesterday took. I did read the bulk today though. Was a bit dismayed that I looked up a specific word three times this chapter (never seen it before), at least I recognized it the fourth time. (Don’t think it showed up again after that, but maybe once more.)

Very nice chapter. A fun CG, and nice to see more expressions from Mia. She definitely looked prettier in an older type of way. Seems like Tyler noticed too for a moment. This kind of treasure hunt I can totally get behind. Leading to beautiful places at opportune times.

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