Hello! I’m new to TWC and I’m absolutely in love - these forums have made it even better (you’re all so funny). I just have some sentiments that I didn’t manage to include in the Book One Discussion since I got there too late ;-;
The shy options often results in blushing, whilst understandable since many people do blush, for those with MCs with complexions that wouldn’t visibly turn redder I thought it might be good to include other ways of expressing shyness. I found a pretty good post about it here. It also doesn’t necessarily correlate with how dark one’s skin is, so perhaps a choice that is prompted by the cold, (could also mean another potential M tantrum, which is always a bonus;D) or physical exertion and the MC making note of their blush or no blush?
I understand it might cause some continuation issues with Book One and the demo, but I thought it would serve to improve the immersiveness for every MC.
And just so I don’t derail the commentary about N that @biscuitsntea brought up
Although he’s our Suavewell, it’s like you said, he’s anxious about the state of their relationship and it really shows. That’s why in the outside warehouse scenes, the options where the MC isn’t as forward and N somewhat misses the mark (such as the nod/brush hair ones), he apologises or admits fault. He displays obvious nervous behaviour in the others, like the ‘I missed the thrill’ resulting in him running his hand through his hair, or the glance with the throw away question.
Even upon MC’s immediate arrival, 3/5 choices give pretty N standard responses (genuine and smooth). The shy one I can see where you’re coming from, but it reads as N mirroring MC’s intense reaction to him, hence the smirk and added comment of “With all of us.” And with all of the options, it appeared that he was relieved (hands in pocket + lean on the wall) – so still nervous during the exchange. Bby N just doesn’t fluster, it’s against his nature.
This conversation is interesting though, because the scene clearly reads so differently to everyone.