Video/Story Review: Legatus 505 #2

Video/Story Review: Legatus 505 #2

When I reviewed part 1 of this, I didn’t expect to get anywhere near as many views as I have. So I want to start this post by thanking anyone who has read part 1. If you stick around for my other content, whether manga, games, or books? I’d be even more grateful. And feel free to comment below letting me know your own feelings and theories on this!

I’ll preface this by repeating what I said before. This is a story written by Nijisanji EN Vtuber, Fulgur Ovid. This is a story about the fake backstory given for his character in the introduction. The true backstory for his model is seemingly a lot less dramatic, but the archivist decided to have some fun with words.

Since he isn’t a professional writer and isn’t necessarily planning to be, I won’t be talking about the nitty-gritty of the writing. For one thing, I get the story through watching the VOD and with the choices and chatting in between – I don’t absorb the story in the same way as I would a book. Maybe one day I’ll write editorial notes and message them over to him, but that wouldn’t be for public consumption anyway. Bit rude to very openly critique someone’s work unless they’ve asked you to. Plus, that would take an awful lot of work. If you want to read it for yourself, you’ll find it on the Legatus 505 blog.

With that out of the way – on with the review.

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Video/Story Review: Legatus 505

Video/Story Review: Legatus 505

I’ve known about v-tubers for a while, but I wasn’t spending much time watching them. Recently I stumbled across Nijisanji EN and their two guy groups – Luxiem and Noctyx. I’d like to pretend I wasn’t drawn in by the pretty boys, but…I was. I’ll admit it. I’m pretty shallow like that. Within the new group Noctyx, we were introduced to Fulgur Ovid. Supposedly a cyborg from the future, this is a guy into sci-fi and fantasy novels, danmei/BL and some good games. He’s a man after my own heart.

When I found out he was doing a stream reading the story he’s written about his vtuber character’s past? I knew I had to watch it. I didn’t watch it live, I was out during the day, but as soon as I settled down to properly listen, I knew I also had to review it.

So, this won’t be a typical review. The story is unedited, there are some choices viewers can make, and it’s not perfectly written. If you’re looking for a serious review critiquing the writing, then you won’t be getting it. This was an unedited story written by someone who wants to explore a world but needs more practice. Writing can be improved with practice, so today, I’m just going to talk about the story and how he shared it.

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