Series: Doki Doki Literature Club! (Link)
Debut: October 2017
Wig: Epic Cosplay's Aphrodite in Princess Dark Pink
I have a love/hate relationship with Doki Doki Literature Club! I don't actually think it's all that great but I do think that it was also really fun. It wasn't my first visual novel, either (I think that goes to Planetarian). I found that the same sort of reaction it was trying to get out of me was the same sort of reaction plenty of better games had already done really well. However, DDLC was short, free, and easy for me to obtain so I gave it a try. I was a little spoiled because of someone who rudely (though incorrectly) spoiled it in a Steam review within the first hour that it had been out on the platform.
Not to spoil too much, but I like games that have dark ideas behind them so it did end up being fun to play in the end. I even liked the slight horror of hoping I'd pick the correct word for a certain person in the poem minigame.
I relate to Natsuki and her struggles, though. I ended up putting a closet-play test of her up online about two or three days after the game released on Steam. Apparently I was the first DDLC cosplayer up online so that was kind of cool. The costume sort of evolved from there and I was able to bake cupcakes for a more proper photoshoot of the costume.