you don’t realize how long i wanted to make this joke into a meme
Why do I need to pay to read fanfiction in anime form inside an app with pictures? 😩
Because 1) It’s not fanfiction. It’s a real company with a real following with real products. 2) Because it’s a real company that has real people making real storylines and real artwork, it requires real money to pay for said people providing said services and 3) These real stories are actually pretty awesome quality and the artwork is incredible. Totally worth every penny.
Still think it should be free? Fine. Write a bunch short stories, provide all of the illustrations and see if you still want your hours upon hours of hard work to be given out for free instead of making a profit and potentially providing growth for the stories, artwork, and the tools needed to make said stories and artwork.
Moral of the Story: You want nice things? You gotta pay for them.
^ yes thank you.
This is why I hate a lot of visual novel fans. Especially fans of otome games, it seems more common there. This idea that no one should have to pay for stuff because it’s “overglorified fanficiton” or whatever is fucking gross. Mangagamer and JAST bringing out legit releases of VNs (and uncensoring them) has helped alleviate a lot of that entitlement on the more male-oriented game side, but then this push for cell phone otome games has seemed to do the opposite and I just. Ugh.
Hell, it’s pretty fucking cool that a lot of these essentially give you a preview, too. Quit whining.