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Pride Month: Top 5 of 2021

With Pride Month coming to an end, I have decided to make a list of my top 5 favorite things from this year. I hope you all enjoy and thank you for reading my content throughout the month.

1- Fictif (On iOS and Google Playstore)

Fictif was released in 2019. I mentioned this briefly in 5 Companies/ Developers That Create LGBTQ+ Games. The reason why it’s on this list is because I didn’t really play the stories seriously within the app until recently. During lockdown last year, I just focused on one story which was Nicky from Two Against the World. It wasn’t until the beginning of this year that I decided to read the other stories as there were major periods of hiatus as the chapters for Two Against the World were being uploaded. I immediately fell in love with them—especially with how unique each of them were. Another reason why it’s on this list is because there are options to choose your pronouns. The story goes along with whatever pronouns you choose and it makes you feel loved by each of the characters (as you should since you deserve all the love in the world).

2- Perfect Gold

I wrote a review on this game earlier this month. I loved everything about it. You can feel how much emotion and work was put into it—from the art and the voice acting, to the overall story. Everything about this visual novel was absolutely beautiful. I definitely recommend it if you want to read a nice, cute yuri. I played this for 4–5 hours straight (my butt and legs were not happy since I barely took time to stand or walk around).

3- Synergia

I wrote a first impressions of this visual novel at the beginning of the month. So far, I have only played the first 45 minutes of the game (I haven’t been able to continue playing, but I definitely will when I have the time). What I loved the most about this visual novel is how beautifully crafted it is and the overall art. I might not have been able to finish it in time for a review during Pride Month, but I will certainly write one as soon as I actually am able to sit down and play it.

4- Errant Kingdom

I briefly mentioned it in 5 Companies/ Developers That Create LGBTQ+ Games. It was previously being released episodically ( Lunaris Games decided to make a full release of the game, so the rest of the chapters will be added when the full game comes out). So far there are 5 out of 8 chapters released. It is still unknown when the full game will be released, but Lunaris Games said that they are working hard on completing it and will try to have it released within the next few months. I love this one so much. Of course, since it’s still a WIP, there are a few bugs here and there but it doesn’t really take away how much work was put into it. In this game, literally every single choice you make has an impact (especially the first one which is what kind of occupation you have and what your pronouns are). The characters within the game are really diverse and the different romance routes are as well (monogamous and polyamourous relationships). There are also asexual/aromantic choices you can make. They worked so hard with this game and their other ones. It would be a crime not to include this on my list.

5- “Dear Asexual, You Are Not Broken”

Okay so… I had to include this. I wrote this earlier this year while I was an intern for a website called EveryDayDateNight.com. Even though I only wrote like one or two posts and the rest of the time I was working as the editor and making sure the posts were getting published on time, I was very proud of this when I wrote it. I wanted to write this to create more awareness about asexuality and have asexual people not feel so alone when it comes to their identity (especially when questioning their sexuality). This came completely from the heart since I also had a hard time coming to terms that I am asexual and it wasn’t until the previous year or so that I came to fully accept it. It does have my real name, but I do ask to please not call me by it because I only use it online when it’s something absolutely professional or when I’m talking to close friends/family.

With that being said, that is the end of Pride Month 2021. I hope you all enjoyed today’s post as well as all of the posts throughout the month. It was really fun. Until next time, keep your paws and bowls of ramen up, everyone! Nya! 🐾

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