Isn’t Miss Gerfaud playable?
I’m confused. Is it simple or is about romance and ships? The two are mutually exclusive in my head.
Somehow I feel more like watching a movie than playing a game. After some time I notice it was because of your adoption of a First person narrative. It felt like “One Day in Nolan’s Life” narrated by himself.
I really liked him.
For example. The way you can choose how to face his (probably) Traumatic accident. The way he seems solitary to the point of create all these projections over a girl (woman? What is her age again?) he just meet.
For a moment I catch myself thinking about that. Is he the kind of guy who need a woman to inspire the better of himself? How was his relationship with his mother? She or another female authority was the one who inspired him to became what he is today?
Guys with a strong female presence in their upbring often need a female presence in their personal life to maintain functionality. One of the best examples comes to my mind Richard Gere in the end 'Pretty Woman", when the prince comes to his princess is because is him who need to be salved.
Our character is hurt. He needs physiotherapy. And he seems lonely. There is good material for drama. I think that, although his character is clearly interested in her. His motivations seems to be more emotional that physical. Dunno I have the bad habit of over read ppl.
The fact that in no moment she seemed interested in him was a bonus. Show that this is no some gift shades of Gray expy. Lol
(That said, I’m a little disappointed you don’t give Nolan the option to do an ‘elevator smile scene’ when she was leaving. It’s so cheese that she could be joking and teasing him for years if they manage to became friends.)
About the problem writing characters with different sexuality I appreciate your sensibility in avert to write what you feel you don’t know.
I have the same problem with the story I am writing right now. It is in a country famous for both it misandry and xenophobia. But I could not raise myself to write scenes where the characters experience this because I feel disrespectful a man like I, an outsider that never put a foot in their land nor had a contact with their people, to write about a problem that is theirs and only their to deal. This kind of thing is also taboo for my Very people, and one of the motives I really hate Albert Einstein. That gaijin! (He visited my city once. And managed to insult our climate, our people and our ‘race’ in a very disrespectful manner for a supposedly genial man)
That said. I found that it was a very respectful decision on your part and I can not help but think of the great Sir Henry James.
He worked as literally critic in both France and England and often warned about the risk of
Poor Writers who dares to write about things they don’t have expertise or understanding.
You, on the other side show a measure of respect in that matter that I approve!