Hi all! My name is Odin, and I live in Ohio, US.
I found this forum yesterday night because I had just finished Tomoyo After and was interested in other people’s thoughts and interpretations of the ending and the game overall. Ended up reading the TA book club threads for many hours last night and throughout today. I was impressed by how articulate and observant almost everyone who was posting in them was, so I hope I can keep up with you guys =D. Its been a long time since I regularly browsed and posted in an online forum, so here’s hoping I stick around for a bit. (^^)
I have also been playing Clannad (naturally) and finished the Kyou/Ryou, Misae, and Tomoyo routes so far. I primarily got Clannad to see the Kyou and Tomoyo routes, and immediately jumped into TA the next day. I don’t know if any of there are any relevant TA threads still being discussed, but if they are, that’s probably where you will find me soon. It left quite an impression on me; I haven’t felt this bummed out over an ending since Mass Effect 3.
(To clarify, that’s not necessarily a good/bad thing, nor am I trying to compare the two, its just that it was hard to see a series I love so much come to a close, in both cases, so I’m likely going to be bummed out for the next few days because those stories have come to close, and would still feel this way even if they had ended up with sunshine and cupcake happy endings.)
Clannad was the first Key anime I watched, really liked it, and watched Little Busters! shortly after, both probably around 2 years ago. I had Clannad on my Steam wishlist for a long time and bought it in a sale earlier this year, but have only gotten around to playing it now. I’m also pleased to hear Little Busters! English version is coming to Steam; I’ve been meaning to buy it ever since I watched the show and now I only have to wait a few more days! Super pumped to check it out.
In terms of Key anime and which one I’d say is my favorite, I would say I prefer Clannad overall to LB!, but I’ll hold judgement on the VNs until I have played more of both. All I can say is that the Clannad VN has exceeded my expectations so far, really enjoying it.
I actually haven’t played a whole lot of VNs, bit of a new genre for me, the only one of note would probably be If My Heart Had Wings. Outside of VNs, I play lots of different games, but mainly FPS games like CS:GO, Halo, Destiny, and so on.
Bit of a long intro for me, but I guess I’m feeling rather chatty today. I won’t keep you any longer: See you guys around!