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Happy new years, best wishes, and news and stuff!
Happy new years, everyone! Hope your year will begin on a better note than mine. Unfortunately, my car's broken, I'm out of money, and I don't really have enough inspiration to continue Keepsake at the moment, and equally doubt there's much interest in it. So this is as much a farewell while I get my life back in order. Sorry everyone.
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Keepsake Screenshot
Just testing out a new background. This is an in engine screenshot, for whatever that's worth in visual novel engines like RenPy. The character is Sylvia, drawn by our sprite artist, Kaho Okashii, the UI is designed by Badriel, and the Background is by LoliChibli. All assets and writing are subject to change.
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Keepsake Character #6: Yoshi Akihara

"What? come on, man! We're best friends, aren't we? You could trust me!"

Name:

    → Yoshi Akihara
Nicknames:
    → 
Age:
    → 16 
Blood Type:
    → B
Class:
    → 2B

Traits:
    █ Light hearted
    █ Fun loving
    █ Scoundrel
    █ Trickster

Fatal Flaws:
    █ Compulsive Liar
    █ Prankster
    █ Greedy


A carefree, trouble making prankster, who lives life to the beat of his own drum. Yoshi knows the town about as well as Hanako, and he's seen as rather shady by most of the students at Akiyama high. If not because of the high level of manipulative puppeteering performed in some of his pranks, then definitely by the company he keeps. Kai and Yoshi are seen as a tag team. Partners in crime, who might as well be playing mind games with the yakuza after school. Although Yoshi is clearly the more approachable of the two, and seen as more of a neutral force of chaos. The fact of the matter is that Yoshi and Kai have less a friendship, and more of a symbiotic relationship. Yoshi's devious and impish pranks tend to cause a lot of mischief, and that spells danger when delinquents like "Snake Eyes" Kenji are after him. Therefore Kai is typically the one who has to bail Yoshi out. What Yoshi offers in return is amnesty from the wrath of his cousin Kirie and the rest of the disciplinary committee. Or advanced notice when Hana Takeda is prowling in the area. Basically its thanks to Yoshi that Kai hasn't gotten thrown out of the system yet. 

But there is a layer of friendship between the two, even if neither consciously admit it. Despite being annoyed by Yoshi's shenanigans, the two seem to understand each other, more deeply than anyone else seems to understand either of them. One such understanding is that Yoshi is actually obsessed with urban legends, regional cryptids, and local ghost stories. He knows about as much on the subject as Hanako does with gossip, drama, and secrets. He never seems to shut up about which house was haunted, or the seven mysteries of their high school. Yoshi is actually the sole owner and member of the Akiyama High paranormal research club, a club that on paper isn't regarded as official anymore. He claims that many of his shadier skills, from lock picking, to avoiding enforcement, comes from his afterschool hobby. Urban exploration. Although Akiyama still has its old small village charm, its a growing town, and many places, particularly in the old village which was hit by a landslide, have Yoshi's goal since middle school. Yoshi is really the only contact Kai stays in touch with from his middle school days. And though he's a liar, a trickster, and all around untrustworthy, Yoshi is a team player.

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Yoshi Akihara is the closest thing our protagonist, Kai Tatsuya has to a "Best Friend" type of character, and he is a supporting character, with no romancible options (Although Patreon supporters may get a oneshot open ended date with various characters who aren't romancible in the main game, including various male characters, along with the option to choose your own gender and play as yourself, just saying), Yoshi, and other male supporting characters whom Kai befriends through out his journey do not get pushed to the sidelines. Yoshi, along with a few other male "Friend" characters that Kai may end up friends with in the main story, all play an active role in shaping the story. Even after the player enters specific heroine routes. Because lets face it, even in a bishoujo romanctic comedy like Keepsake, every straight protagonist needs masculine bonding time, free from the homoerotic minds of their fangirls everywhere. Am I right? (Disclaimer: Experiences with fanart and fanfiction may differ, and I am not challenging my friends in the LGBT community in any way, merely by having a straight protagonist. Straight guys are humans, too. I happen to be one. Wink/Razz ) 


Credits:
Sprite Artist - KahoOkashii
www.patreon.com/user?u=3359974
Yoshi's original designer - Daphinteresting
Commission - For Chocopyro
Keepsake Logo/Background - ShojiAmasawa
shojiamasawa.deviantart.com
Photoshop Editor - Chocopyro
Erm... Right here.

Where do I go to learn more:
Deviant Art: Here
Patreon: www.patreon.com/patchworknovel…
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/707376…
Twitter: I'll bring it back soon. I took it down since I was getting a bit too busy managing more than three places.

Where do I support Keepsake: Orison of the Forgotten Leaves?
You could try our Patreon here. Keepsake: Orison of the Falling Leaves needs your help to become a real thing.
Remember, every dollar goes to helping fictional urban explorers, like Yoshi Akihara break into old abandoned buildings, hunt for urban legends, and post the results anonymously on a "Stuff they don't want you to know" blog! (That and it would let me continue to keep producing more content, from the visual novel, to the spoof web comic Rejected. I might have to put the project on hiatus again and get another job. :| (Blank Stare)  )
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Keepsake Character: Kai Tatsuya - Protagonist

Name:
    → Kai Tatsuya
Nicknames:
    → The "Beast" of Akiyama
Age:
    → 16 
Blood Type:
    → AB
Class:
    → 2C

Traits:
    → Short Tempered
    → Aloof
    → A softy, despite the reputation

Fatal Flaws:
    → Intimidating Persona (Those unfriendly, blood-red eyes)
    → Violent reputation (Oftentimes exaggerated)
    → Sleepwalker


Kai Tatsuya wanted nothing more than to become a symbol of strength on the day he stood up to the bully and his posse. He wanted to become the one who could protect his friends. What he got, however, was a short stick. Labeled as one of the bad kids, as soon as he stood victorious. And as time passed, he was crowned one a legend. He was "The Beast of Akiyama". The poster-child for the savage delinquency trend that once plagued his middle school. And a remnant of that fad, forever known as the kind of guy who mugs yakuza thugs and kicks puppies. Just by loosing his temper a few times to authority figures, holding his ground against a pack of bullies, and taking the blame for a broken window, he found himself on every wannabe tough guy's hit list. And his reputation sunk further with every reputed victory. High school was his last chance to turn things around, but even then, the stigma his name carried persisted. For Kai, it was too late to walk the path of redemption. In a town which never forgets its stories, folklore, and legends, he had already been labeled a legend. Eventually, he just accepted the label. He started cutting classes, picking fights, and letting the legend grow. After all, what else could he do to stop it? He was already alienated, since many of the other students were afraid of him. At the very least, he could exist safely within his own little kingdom, and never be bullied again. His dream came true. And just every other dream in his life, once he achieved one, he only traded one set of problems for an entirely different one.

For Kai, life has always been turbulent. Stability was something he never really knew, growing up between two households. Born a bastard between a passively loving father who never really wanted to be one, and twice shut out from his mother's side for being a rebellious little black sheep who couldn't quite conform to her high societal standards, the resentment he felt toward those who reject him had always ran deep. At the very least, his unintentionally cultivated reputation led to a predictable cycle. Wake up, go to school, get persuaded to skip by one of his few friends, Yoshi Akihara, get in a fight with that idiot who proclaims himself Kai's arch nemisis, Kenji Sakai, get chewed out by the disciplinary committee and teachers, get stalked by the nosy high school news reporter, and try to avoid attention as he returned home to watch his sappy heartwarming tv shows in secret. Its safe to say, that the core of his beliefs and world view is easily misunderstood, both by others, as well as himself. But Kai has always been an advocate of compassion, trying desperately to leave something good in the world with his actions. He just easily looses his temper, and takes things further than he intends to. And when things blow up in his face, he can be found afterwards brooding over his poor decisions.

Sadly, as of recently, strange things have been happening around him. Something which has begun to disrupt that little bit of control he had over his life. Apparently, Kai has started experiencing some strange sleepwalking episodes. He has tried everything. Locking his doors. Binding himself to his bed. Even sprinkling thumb tacts across his floor to jolt himself awake. But somehow, he always manages to get out of the house! He's found himself waking up in strange places, like the woods, the school roof top, hanging on the ledge of a stranger's window cill by his finger tips, and even once, in the middle of a sacrificial circle, surrounded by hooded robed men who were pleading for mercy some 14 miles outside of town in the mountains. Kai isn't quite sure what to make of many of the marks he's found on his body either. The imprints of a shovel mark across his forehead (Complete with a layer of dried mud), scratches, claw marks, and bite marks that could have been left from a variety of the wildlife critters in the foothills, even some bruises that suggests he's been picking fights with an oni or something. Unknown to him, his actions are being observed by a Kami of a nearby shrine... Who is equally baffled by his sleepwalking episodes as the delinquent's spiritual senses awaken more and more each time. Kai is but one mortal caught up in a growing number of strange cases in town that have been affecting both the humans and spirits of Akiyama.

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Well, there you have it! All 5 of the main heroines have been introduced, along with the protagonist of the visual novel, Keepsake: Orison of the Falling Leaves. Is that the end of the character reveals? Nah, I just caught the DE profile up to the Patreon. Our next character will be seen soon enough, heck he has been seen, if you've been reading the spoof webcomic made with the visual novel's assets, but the thing is, his sprite is waiting for a few expressions to be completed. After that, there remain a myriad of other characters to be revealed. If you're worried that the characters seem rather stereotypical or archetypical so far, worry not. I only describe them that way because as we get to the level where characters are relatable on a human level. I run the risk of spoiling how a character really is, or who they will grow into. Keepsake is at its heart, a quirky supernatural romantic comedy, but it should not be mistaken for Keepsake: Rejected. (The above mentioned web comic). While it may be easy to jump to conclusions about the characters on their surface personalities, I'm more concerned with who a character and what they feel in the web of emotions they spin between themselves, other humans and spirits, and their environment as a whole.

Credits:
Sprite Artist - KahoOkashii
www.patreon.com/user?u=3359974
Kai's original designer - Daphinteresting
Commission - For Chocopyro
Keepsake Logo/Background - ShojiAmasawa
shojiamasawa.deviantart.com
Photoshop Editor - Chocopyro
Erm... Right here.

Where do I go to learn more:
Deviant Art: Here
Patreon: www.patreon.com/patchworknovel…
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/707376…
Twitter: I'll bring it back soon. I took it down since I was getting a bit too busy managing more than three places.

Where do I support Keepsake: Orison of the Forgotten Leaves?
You could try our Patreon here. Keepsake: Orison of the Falling Leaves needs your help to become a real thing.
Remember, every dollar goes to helping chronic sleepwalkers, like Kai Tatsuya! ^^


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Keepsake Character #5: Sylvia

The Cheerful Reaper

"Wow, Tatsuya-kun, you totally suck at dying!"

Name:
    → Sylvia (No surname)
Nicknames:
    → Grim Reaper, Shinigami, Valkyrie, and many names through out the ages.
Age:
    → Appears 17. 
    (Though as a 3rd generation reaper, she may have been around since the 12th century.)
Blood Type:
    → "That's a silly, organic concept. We don't bleed."
Class:
    → N/A (Not a student)

Traits:

  • → Cheerful/Friendly
  • → Teaser
  • → Talkative/Chatterbox
  • → Unexpectedly wise and insightful

Fatal Flaws:

  • → Apathetic toward the inevitable human struggle against the current.
  • → Slight "Yandere"ish tendencies. (Not possessive or jealous, just unsettling at times.)
  • → Perhaps a bit lonely on some level.

Fate is fickle. There are many unaccounted variables, and "Bugs" in the system inherited by those extraplanor beings who oversee it. Sometimes, certain souls trigger false alarms when it comes to avoiding near death experiences. Then there are souls who make a reoccurring habit of it. Be they daredevils, or lucky combatants who charge into danger time and time again while miraculously always managing to survive, to those who dwell on the other side, this is akin to calling the fire department over five times a day just to a tell them there's been a mistake, go home each time. The souls of the dead can't always ferry themselves. Discarnates have a tendency to get whisked away by grims, demons, faeries, and astral beings who regularly interfere with the soul's samsaran cycle. Worse yet are the mortal souls who get stuck, and become earthbound. Hence, in these cases, it becomes necessary to keep a single psychopomp on full-time watch duty. To ensure that when the mortal's life does expire, they receive timely conveyance to the next life. 

Of course the reason is two fold. You also want to make sure a mortal isn't cheating death with arcane powers, a demon hasn't been initiating contracts, or an earthly god isn't playing favorites. Aside from that, what more can a solitary creature like Sylvia say about herself? She's a third generation reaper, meaning she is human in her true appearance so as to help traumatically passed spirits relate to her. She likes old school RPG games, dancing, modern pop culture, and people watching. Time is not quite linear for her, but in order to try to relate to mortals, she likes to pretend it is, even going so far as to live her watches out in real time. After all, watching is all she could do from behind the third veil, a layer of reality beyond even the perception of earthly spirits, save for uniquely mortal souls who have officially lived out an incarnation and passed on. But ferrymen are built for solitude. So its alright, she can handle going a few hundred years before chatting someone's deceased ears off. Death in the 21st century happens just as it always has. Though people live longer with less danger, there's still more off them, and thus frequent work. Still, ever since being assigned to a certain protagonist in Akiyama who's soul is more than a little familiar to her, Sylvia can't quite shake the feeling sometimes that maybe Kai can see her. This shouldn't exactly be allowed to happen. Even to those who possess the second sight. Sure, mortals have done this before, but a mortal who was her first job, and who frequently trips the alarms only to narrowly avoid his demise over and over again? This could mean a few things. And all of them are a bit troubling to the subjectively young conveyer of his soul.

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Syl-chan is one of five characters with an official route in the upcoming visual novel, Keepsake: Orison of the Falling Leaves. A VN that draws heavily on various themes from Japanese mythology, shinto philosophy, rural and urban sociology, and harmony. Its a story that will take the delinquent protagonist, Kai Tatsuya, his cowardly under-classmate, Sayuki Tachibana, and of course the Cheerful Psychopomp herself, Sylvia. Join them along with various others through their misadventures one fateful autumn in the mountain town of Akiyama. A growing mountain town that refuses to relinquish its stories, folklore, and old family mysteries to the passage of time. As they aid a kami of a "cursed" shrine in finding four lost family heirlooms in order to keep the balance between the interconnected lives of the spirits and mortal residents of Akiyama, they may uncover more about their town, their friends, and themselves than they ever wanted to know.

Sylvia is just one of many characters who you can watch grow through out the course of their autumn in Akiyama, in a supernatural, romantic comedy, slice of life, mystery. Your choices will shape Kai's actions through to the conclusion of his, and everyone else's journey. Will he come across something that could explain how he can see her? Will he find himself bargaining with Sylvia as he ends up hanging from his fingertips at a cliff's edge? Is she hiding some knowledge about his strange sleepwalking episodes? And just who will Kai find waiting for him at the cultural festival, when all is said and done? His cowardly kohai? The invasive journalist? The protective Typhoon Fist? The enigmatic vagrant? Or his mysteriously cheerful reaper Sylvia, ready to escort him to realms beyond mortal fathoming, showing him the true definition of eternal love?

Credits:
Sprite Artist - KahoOkashii
www.patreon.com/user?u=3359974
Keepsake Logo/Background - ShojiAmasawa
Other edits - Chocopyro

Where do I go to learn more:
Deviant Art: Here
Patreon: www.patreon.com/patchworknovel…
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/707376…
Twitter: I'll bring it back soon. I took it down since I was getting a bit too busy managing more than three places.

Where do I support Keepsake: Orison of the Forgotten Leaves?
You could try our Patreon here. Keepsake: Orison of the Falling Leaves needs your help to become a real thing. Every donation goes towards helping your fictional local psychopomps in their toils of ferrying discarnates and incarnates back and forth between the styx!
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Andric
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You have reached the pillow and blanket fort headquarters for Chocopyro, the project lead of Patchwork Novels, a visual novel group that is behind Keepsake: Orison of the Falling Leaves.

Core Team consists of:
Project Lead|Characters|Setting|Concept: Chocopyro
Writer (Sayuki|Hoshiko Route) : Ran08
Writer (Hanako Route) : Writingprobably
Programmer: Bonesy0

Ongoing commissions:
Artist (Character Sprites and design) : KahoOkashii
Artist (Design character sheets) : Daphinteresting
Artist (Backgrounds and UI Programming) : Badriel
Artist (Backgrounds) : Lolichibli

Past Commossions:
Logo Design: ShojiAmasawa
Character Design: Kazenokaze
Original Sayuki Sprites: Pocolla

Free Help from personal friends:
Music BGM composition: Lindsey
Early idea bouncer|Rough sketch design (Objects) : Geodreamer
Early idea bouncer|Rough sketch design (Sayuki) And future voice talent: Ruecians
Early idea bouncer|Rough sketch design (Hoshiko and Sylvia) : Andrew

If you want to know me personally, I am a designer of sorts who can't really produce much on my own. I do writing, some basic photoshop manipulation, a bit of programming, so as long as I'm not limited on the assets I have to work with, I can put together just about any story, creating a rich and detailed world with lore, history, and characters who have a actual lives, intertwining relations, and complicated backstories of their own. In short, I'm the kind of writer who does best when he's DMing a tabletop adventure. But ideas are a dime a dozen, and I'm overfilled with enough to create a more complicated overarching multiverse that could rival even Marvel's setting(s).

If you want to see what I'm capable of creating, you may check here for periodical deviations from Keepsake's development in the form of a web comic known as Keepsake: Rejected, or support me on Patreon to help the team build Keepsake's visual novel, and even get to see free sample demos featuring content and stories that won't be making it to the official game. From open ended dates with characters who aren't official romantic routes, to cut stories, and even bonus stories that deviate quite strongly from the canon. You may find that link below!
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I hope you have a fantastic birthday! ^_^
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Hi I sent you a note, please check ^^ Thank you

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I have just now. Sorry for the wait. Internet problems.
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Though it's tomorrow, Happy Birthday! :D
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I hope you have a great birthday! ^_^
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happy birthday
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i thought you were on my watches O.o weird
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