πŸ“šπŸ“š Read every day challenge - Summer 2022 πŸ– β˜€

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Hotel :evergreen_tree: page 183 β†’ 206 (24 pages)

First finished book/volume of this challenge! γƒ›γƒ†γƒ«γƒ»γƒ‘γƒƒγƒ„γ‚‘γƒšγ‚¦γƒ©γΈγ‚ˆγ†γ“γ 1 :exclamation:

Was impossible to put down, it turns out. Really enjoyed this chapter with Jun having to deal with kids. Tomorrow will be Orange since new week, and after I finish that part… Who knows? I have a feeling I might have an idea when I get there.

Night Cafe 1 to read over the next month to join the club for volume 2? Or continue with Zenitendou? Or you know, just read Hotel volume 2? xD

Who want to bet against me picking the last one? No one? Scaredy cats. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Atelier Sophie and gaming with Japanese

I also finished Atelier Sophie with DLC (Japanese audio, English text) today. At least I’m fairly sure I’ve finished everything that I can.

I’m not killing the last boss of the DLC because I’m not interested in spending a lot of time grinding to get better equipment to kill only that boss, to get a cauldron that I won’t need anymore because there will be nothing to synthesis. I tried that boss once at about where my chars are now with equipment and β€œlevels” (max level 20 and then you earn ability points, weird system). And the boss did TPK in the first round after only Sophie had her turn.

So except that boss, and one last synthesis of the last cauldron, I’ve done everything and finished all side stories. I think. Playing on Switch means no achievements, so no way to check if I’ve missed something.

The last conversation with Monica had me crying. It was such a bittersweet moment. Two friends saying goodbye (kinda) before one of them goes on a long journey, and yet they are so earnest and happy for each other and… :sob: :pleading_face: :sob:

The game has a kinda slice of life story feel to it, with an overarching plot and (almost) every character having a great side story for just them. (Some of the side stories were also slice of life, but the majority was a proper story with beginning, middle, end.)

So at the end of the game, my favorite side stories are still Cory’s and Harol’s. Those two really shone. Oh, Monica’s was good too, but taking third place after the two first place positions of C & H.

I have the other two games in the trilogy, and I’ll probably end up getting Atelier Sophie 2 after finishing those. But for now, I’ll wait with starting a new game on my Switch until after I know how much time Loopers will take each week. ^^ It’s starting next week!

This post became a lot longer than I meant it to. Oops. ^^

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