|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)||Requirements: Unlock in (Game Match) Sora Harukawa's Idol Road|
|Season: Spring (春)||Location: Game Research Club Room|
|Master~! Hello! Sora is doing well today too ☆|
|OH? SOra is one thing, but you’re here as well, Little Kitten. What an unusual Combination. Ah, HMM... I more or less have grasped the situaTion.
In any CAse, I’m currently in the middle of a very delicate Procedure, so wait a MINUTE.
|HaHa~ Master, it’s a huge help that you’re so good at guessing, you know~?
Anzu, Master’ll get mad if we get in the way while he’s doing an experiment, so let’s wait! Sit over there~ Want a snack?
Whoops. When someone comes to the club room for the first time, Sora’s supposed to greet them properly! Welcome to the Game Club’s room ♪
|GOOD, it seems as though you’re doing just as you were Told. Excellent job. You’re a good kid, SORA...
I’d like to make SenpaI take a leaf out of your BOOK. That guy doesn’t really listen to what I tell hiM.
|Senpai is our senpai, after all, you know~? There’s not much we can do about that, huh~?|
|RIGht. That guy’s mind is fixed on “common practices” like that old-fashioned seniority systEM.
Education is a form of brainwashing, and yet it is almost as though that guy doesn’t resist being caught in its spell at ALL.
It would seem as though My guidance is still Insufficient. Even though I call him “SEnpaI” to harass him, he seems to actually enjoy it, if ANYthing...
He’s truly hopeLESS. Ahh, how AGgravating.
|HiHi~♪ Master~ You’re in a bit of a bad mood today ‘cause Senpai isn’t here, huh~? ♪|
|Whether that idiot is here or not, or rather, whether he’s even alive or not has absolutely no bearing on My LIfE.
Although, telling you that doesn’t make much of a diffERENCE, SoRA.
Oh, Wait, Wait... I got worked up and My hand SLIPped. It would appear I am lacking discipline as wELL.
|Master~ What’ve you been doing this whole time? Another suspicious experiment~? It’s like, a super bright red color, huh~? Oh! Not a color, a smell?|
|I can’t hide anything from yOu, SorA. I must imagine people with synesthesia like you have been regarded as true espers or magicians since times immemoriaL...
I’m just making some explosives to kill TIME.
|Eggs plosives? What are those? Do they taste good?|
|They aren’t SNaCks. The type of chemical reaction we know as an ‘explosion’ is not so uncomMOn... As such, the construction of a bomb is rather simple, moreso than human society ThiNks.
I was testing to see how powerful a bomb I could make with materials readily available at Yumenosaki ACademY.
Of course, I made SenpAi gather all of the materials...♪
In a worst case scenario, even if the question of who made the bombs ever aroSe, I could put all the blame on SeNPAI.
Man, that guy really is convenient, isn’t HE?
|HuHu~. Sora doesn’t really get it, but Master, you really love Senpai, huh~? ♪|
|I hate hIM. There can’t possibly be a human alive who could come to like a pathetic creature like tHAT. Even if it looks like love, it’s really just “sympathy” and “piTY.”
Use proper langUAGE, SORa.
More importantLY, the “bombs” are reADY. Go ahead, eaT UP ♪
|Hm~? These are cookies? They were “snacks” after all, not “bombs,” huh~? Master~, why do you tell lies without a reason to?|
|Everyone LIES. I am merely self-aware of IT.|
|Sora doesn’t really understand, you know~? But forget that, let’s play a game! See, Anzu like~, brought a bunch of games from home for us!
Lookie, lookie, they’re kinda old ♪
|OoH, SNES games... They’ve got a place as retro games in Japan, but I think they’re still used normally overSEaS.
It’s fairly difficult to obtain them in this country tHOUGH.
HMM... Little Kitten, your younger brother doesn’t play games much anyMORE?
Sora was pestering you about them, so you brought in the games you had collecting dust at hOMe?
Well, when they get busy in real life, everyone ends up moving on from gaming.
Games are a useful system for easily obtaining pleasure and praiSE, but, at the end of the day, they are onlY 2D...
I wonder if it looks phony when one knows the weight and depth of the 3D wORLD.
|Sora doesn’t really understand, hmm~ Let’s play, let’s play! It looks like we can play this with four people, so should we get Senpai?
Uhhhm, where did Sora store the SNES~...?
Found it! Sora’s gonna plug everything in, okay~? HeHe~♪ HoHo~♪
Power... Switch ON! Ah~ The SNES’s audio is in primary colors~ It’s pretty, huh~...? ♪
|That was really fAST. While you may not be great at putting things into words, surprisingly, you sure can do just about anytHING. Really, you’re like an alien, just like your NAME.
You possess a sense from a higher dimension than the rest of US.
|Here, here, Master~ Grab a controller! Anzu, you too!
Sora can’t wait, you know~ Sora’s heart always starts pounding like thump thump with excitement when he plays a new game! HaHiHuHeHo~♪
|SURe, I’m done putting away the utensils I used in my experiMENT... I’ll take you ON. Little Kitten, if you feel so inclined, join IN ♪
Girls aren’t overly fond of games, are tHEY?
HMM. So you’ve played games with your brother a lot since you two were litTLE. Well, I guess if you have experience, it’ll at least be somewhat entertainING... For both of US ♪
That said, I imagine we’ll need to set handicap for yOU. While we may not be perfect, we are the game club... The skills we’ve acquired are probably on a different level from yours, Little KiTTEN.
None of us would be happy if we completely whupped YOU. I promise not to touch the controller until a minute of gameplay has pASSED.
Make an effort to lead the battle as far in your favor as you can in the meanTIME.
HMM, a game where you set bombs... There are power-up items inside the blocks, huh?
|HaHa~♪ Anzu, look out!
During his one-minute handicap, Master’ll be analyzing the game’s system and our playstyle and stuff, you know~ ♪
|But of coursE. Games aren’t just for fun, after ALL.
I love all games, be them analog or digitAL, but I absolutely hate loSING.
|HiHi~ Sora doesn’t care as long it’s fun, yeah~ ♪|
|Sora, as a handicap, play with two controllers at the same tIME.
However, you have to control them as separate characters... You can’t have them work togetHER.
|Roger that! Those are the rules, huh~? Sora’ll have fun playing by the rules ♪
If Sora has to use two controllers, it’d be easier to use one with his hands and the other with his feet than it would be to use one per hand, huh~?
Off go Sora’s socks~♪
|Moving one’s hands and feet separately is a high-level skill that would normally take fairly a lot of practice, though.
Oh... It’s almost been a miNUTE. Are you ready for me to blow you uP?
|Sora’s not going down that easily, okay~? Oh, wait, wait? HuHu~ The hitboxes are stricter than they look!
Old games are simple, but they’ve got a lot of depth to them, huh~? ♪
|Without all the needless ostentation, they’re pure and beautiful, aren’t thEY...? Hm~ How enchantING.
I have to take out both of Sora’s characters at the same tIME. After all, if I take one out separatelY, the other will have his undivided attentION.
Ah! I’m taking that itEm. If you lay a finger on it, I’ll crush you, okAY?
|Master~ No talking while we’re playing! Sora gets lured into doing what you say and it makes him mess up, okay~?|
|FUfUFU, using all means at your disposal to seize victory is what games are all aboUT.
Bluffs and fake-outs, cheats and tricks... You have to use all the skills you’ve acquiRED.
As long as you win, Sora, anything gOES. No one cares enough to listen to losers WHINE.
|Whoa... Sora got caught up listening to Master talk and lost his concentration, you know~? That was close! Sora thought he was gonna die!|
|Nice dodGE, you really are stRONg... Little Kitten, play more aggressiVELY.
Holding back won’t do any GOOD. It’s just a game, after aLL. Even if you lose, it’s not like you’ll die in real LIFE.
However, it’ll prepare you for real life-or-death batTLES.
Use your time effectiveLY, That’s the one resource in your hand that any old idiot gets dealt equally.
If you aren’t at least that prepared, you won’t be able to win at this game we call LIFE. ♪