Mystic Messenger Hell (Jumin’s Route –Party Day!) *first attempt*

Dear Anime Compatriots,

It’s over. It’s over and I just…

Yeah. He was a yandere. Jumin Han was a yandere. I credit the game makers in that it incredibly well done, honestly reminiscent of Toma’s 0 to 60 transformation, so I liked it a lot, but still… wow. I did not expect that much yandere unless I reached a bad end. Though I’ve only been exposed to two thus far on my anime/otome journey, I wonder over the emotional and sociology implications of including such characters as romanceable options in otoge. It seems as though the MC must constantly be “understanding” rather than rightfully scared out of her mind, and and it makes one wonder what kind of social conditioning we have as women… I smell a potential collab post with Irina (though we already did something similar)!

Moving away from the seriousness of that contemplation, I need to play 707 now! However, I’m going to rest for a bit because I know I need more sleep and my husband looked at me like I was bonkers when I mentioned playing the next route… lol! But Seven is a hurting baby that I need to hug, and he’s also hilarious, sooo~

Apparently, Seven likes a good yandere himself if this talk of being locked up is any indication. (^_-)

Oh my gosh, I’m laughing just re-reading it. Lololol 😂

The after story really felt necessary to Jumin’s story, and it gave me the best CG of the whole~ route. Are you ready? I’m gonna share it! Prepare yourself…

HOW CAN SOMEONE THIS CREEPY BE THIS HOTTTTTTTT~~~?! *sob*

I didn’t want to be so shallow, but that man is FINE, you know? Still needs help, yes, but FINE. Whew. Look at that slicked back hair! Disohdlsjeodjsldhekhsosh!!!

*deep breath*

Okay, I’m good now. Done raving. It’s just that hair, that protective posture. It’s got me like YAS PLEASE SIR.

I’m laughing at myself now and I need to stop. (〃ω〃)

Now, randomness!


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-my husband holding my cat to the phone and having her blog, calling her “a masterful speller” 😂 I love these creatures. 😂

I made sushi today for the first time and it’s ginormous! ❤ (tuna, carrot, cucumber, and soy mayo for those interested)

Well, I’m off to dream land with husband. Much love as I exit Mystic Messenger Hell,

Shoujo ❤

Mystic Messenger Hell (Jumin’s Route –Days 9 & 10) *first attempt*

Dear Anime Compatriots,

I cannot say this post will be spoiler free. I’m combining the posts for days 9 and 10 with my own musings, and I’ll give you fair warning that if you’re not down for potential spoilers, skip to day 11 (aka Party Day!) tomorrow.


Okay, so I had a feeling for the longest time that Rika might be kind of the head of the cult-y Mint Eye organization, and the last day or so has basically proved it (well, heavily implied, but the point remains if one reads between the lines). Now I’m suspecting that V is in on it as well. He’s been too fishy in every route to not be, and it would make since based on a few things.

Seven is in shock over seeing his lost *more spoilers* twin brother. I still don’t know any more details than this, but I’m mostly convinced that V is a member of Mint Eye along with Unknown… yet, I don’t think that V is a bad person.

Speaking of bad people…

Okay, so Jumin? Yeah. He needs psychological help. And I want to tell him so badly, but I can’t because I know that will lead me STRAIGHT to the bad end.

You just start to think things are improving (and yes, they probably are)…

…but he still needs all the help in the world, and no matter what you’ve got to tell the RFA to keep trucking on toward the good end, your MC is really not safe.

Jumin is a very WELL DONE yandere, but he’s still a yandere, and aside from a few instances, he’s lost almost all of his romantic appeal, tbh…

All in all, it’s as Zen says:

I wanna play Seven’s route right away, as Jumin’s route made his feel very appealing. I just wanna hug the poor baby, you know?

In any case, Jumin said finally something attractive again. All hope is not lost for their happily ever after I suppose (so long as Jumin gets his much needed therapy).

I cannot stress enough that I adore his character and think it was very well done, but as far as romanceable characters go…

Zen takes the cake. ;P


Ah, no. Jumin has toned down the crazy. I’ve come to find it is a trust and maturity issue with him. He needs to mature and trust that he can let go of the things he loves whilst knowing that they will chose to return to him.

He actually said several sexy somethings that weren’t at all creepy, too! They were supposed to be sexy, right? If not, I think I’m reading this wrong. Lol

Were also gonna pretend I wasn’t shook when I saw Jumin’s new icon. Lol

Anyway, it looks like I survived all the branching off points! One more chat left in day 10, and then good ending tomorrow, here I come! Sweet Husband is exhausted from bowfishing today with his dad, so he’s already adorably, quietly snoring beside me (which he seems to do a LOT more of when he’s particularly exhausted). I think I’ll cuddle up and join him in dream land (though I’ll be woken up again in less than an hour, lol).

Until I write again, I hope everyone is doing lovely. I have so many comments to respond to from all of you and so many blog posts to read when I recover my life and sleep patterns!! Yay!!

But I’m also back in school now and have massive homework. Boo. D:

In any case, it’s been a ride. Let’s kick it at that party tomorrow and watch what Jumin has planned for a meddlesome duo…

~Shoujo

Update: Husband just snored himself awake. Cute level maximized!! 💕 💕 💕

Mystic Messenger Hell (Jumin’s Route –Day 8) *first attempt*

Dear Anime Compatriots,

When a cat is the only thing that’s stopping your leading man from going full-yandere mode on your MC…

I can’t say much from today I because I need to try and avoid massive spoilers, but…

Jumin is getting really creepy when he accidentally let’s things slip about how the MC “couldn’t leave if she wanted” and such. When the MC questions him, he briskly changes the topic. The whole thing… yanderes are not romantic; they’re deeply disconcerting.

Yes, I’m so~ sure this was a joke, Jumin:

I feel the same, Zen. Truly:

And, as the day has progressed… Zen at least has common sense. On this note, more advice for Jumin’s route:

  • Pets are a life-long dedication.
  • You want to go home, but you want to make sure Jumin is okay first.
  • No matter how scared you are, you can’t tell the RFA. You have to be “understanding.”

I’m getting serious Toma vibes here, and I just finished ranting to husband about the last point above. He has no idea why I play this game, lol.

Blow might have been the only… okay, frankly the words were sexy! Judge me not!

But yeah, super creepy besides that.

And Seven is also hilarious.

Well, I’m off to sleep for an hour! There were THREE possible bad endings today. THREE! I’m lucky I survived!

~Shoujo

Mystic Messenger Hell (Jumin’s Route –Day 7) *first attempt*

Dear Anime Compatriots,

Before I go anywhere with today’s commentary, I offer advice for Jumin’s route:

1. Elizabeth the 3rd is a treasure. Recognize that fact.

2. Jumin has emotions just like everyone else. Defend him, but help him recognize those emotions in a calm, collected way.

3. It is okay (and you are encouraged!) to express your concern. It is NOT okay to lash out at other people because of it.

4. You are NOT a gold digger, nor are you all about his fame. Don’t act like one, and don’t accuse someone else of being one either, even if it’s true. You’re above that.

5. Maintain dignity in your relationships and understand that lusting after someone’s body is beneath you. (This will happen quite a bit with Zen. Don’t be a Jaehee, even if you ship Zenhee in this route.)

6. DECORUM. RESPONSIBLY. LOGICAL. KIND AND POLITE.

I hope that helps some of you! (*^_^*)b

Anyway, the day (SO EARLY!) started off intense with a return of Zen’s prophetic dreams. We even have a throwback to another (*cough cough Zen’s cough cough*) route in there!

The game beaches early on this morning, and I was a tad nervous, but…

…everything worked out! Phew! I saved shortly after this again so that if I need to make a second attempt, I can begin on day 7!

Jumin is beginning to explore new areas of emotion. I mean, I guess he’s never had cause to be envious before.

And do you remember that early visual novel potion with the tie?? (^_-)

Jumin’s getting wise to Sarah and Glam, and he’s starting to take precautions, beginning with his maid situation…

I’ll be back with more in a bit!


Oh… oh, my gosh.

Jumin, he…

JUMIN WENT FULL YANDERE WITH ELIZABETH THE 3rd! HE DIDN’T JUST LOCK HER UP AS ONE MUST WITH PETS FROM TIME TO TIME; HE WENT *FULL YANDERE.*

And, and now his strange behavior all makes sense!! Everything he was doing that seemed so harmless has taken on a new light! And I bet you ANYTHING that he does yandere in the MC in one of the bad endings!! (No spoilers, please.)

Gah. Ah. I gotta calm down now. Gah.

Anyway, what does *this* below mean for our Jumin?? Did he have feelings for Rika, too?? I thought V have him the cat?!

Djlsbel! So much to learn and see! I’ll check back later!


Now that we know about Jumin’s yandere-ness, I’d like to add another piece of advice to the list.

7. Be careful what you wish for! You don’t want to be locked up, or obsessed over!

Also, Zen is defending Jaehee, and that makes me happy. (^-^)v

I’m learning all about yandere psychology and about Jumin’s tangled threads.

I’m laughing at Seven’s description of Jumin…

…and, get this… It’s almost time to meet Jumin! Here’s hoping that this text is not indicative that Jumin will turn…in… ALL of his attention toward my MC…

So, believe it or not, Husband and I are seeing Solo this afternoon, and the timing will just work out that I don’t miss any chats! Hopefully, when we finish the movie, I’ll get to go visit Jumin!! Toodles for now!


So, Solo was good. Better than The last Jedi, but not of Rogue One caliber. Also, in seven minutes or so, I’m off to visit Jumin Han!

Jaehee called it like she sees it; she isn’t wrong.

I forgot how much I love these last several days; they are what make losing so much sleep worth it! ❤

Ah! It’s time! Catch ya later!


Just… ah. So much has happened. It’s almost midnight so I’ll explain tomorrow.

Love, peace, geese,

Shoujo ❤

Mystic Messenger Hell (Jumin’s Route –Day 6) *first attempt*

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Dear Anime Compatriots,

So sleep. Oh my gosh.

Just wanna sleeepppp…..

I didn’t post yesterday, but I got a lot of things done that I needed to get done and still managed to successfully complete all my chats, so that’s something. Now it’s time to backtrack and explain what day 6 held in store…

Sarah and Glam really have it out for Jumin/his dad/the company,


Ha. Um. I went back to sleep, and now it’s 9 AM. (〃ω〃)

Anyway, those two are definitely up to no good! They’re even getting into Jaehee’s business, now! How stalker-ish can you get?

Zen is just as, um… I’m going to put this politely… /confident/ as always, and he’s landed a new role in what is of course intended to be a Cheritz game musical adaptation:

Based on his costume, it isn’t hard to figure out who he’s supposed to be:

Jumin is opening up more and more re: his loneliness. He elaborates on what’s underpinning the relationship between himself and his dad (mutual isolation) and why he’s so understanding of his dad’s womanizing ways.

He’s also starting to recognize his own emotion more and more, and expressing his feelings for the MC even if he doesn’t fully realize what they mean.

Honestly, that was the jist of day 6.

Now, day 7? THAT IS QUICKLY BECOMING REALLY WEIRD.

All the best until I post again,

Shoujo

Mystic Messenger Hell (Jumin’s Route –Day 5) *first attempt*

Dear Anime Compatriots,

I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw this image appear after the recent day 5 game download:

Thank goodness! I saved just before this point, so worse comes to worse, I can reload my save and at least begin on Jumin’s route again without losing all the sleep from the Deep Route.

Right away we have a new version of Echo Girl, except this one is a gold digger. I’m not too thrilled about her entry into the game, but this too shall be endured.

It’s also quite hilarious how Yoosung is taking Jumin’s….um… interesting… advice. (^_-)

Trashy articles are now making assumptions without proper basis…

…and Jumin’s gone sweet on the MC, though in typical Jumin fashion, I don’t think he knows it yet.

Remember this advice while playing Jumin’s route; you are NOT a gold digger. Caring about Jumin, defending him, and expressing your interest in him (casually! Don’t be overly aggressive in chat!) are all fine and good, but you are NOT all about his money. 💴 🙅🏻‍♀️ 💳🙅🏻‍♀️ And he does not HAVE to marry you. Also, Elizabeth the 3rd is a goddess, and it helps if you recognize that fact frequently.

Moving back into the gameplay, Jumin gets sweeter on the MC and more concerned all the time. Bah da da da da, I’m lovin’ it.

The conversation in chat rooms has been frankly hilarious, and I’m at that point in the game where I wait eagerly for each new room to open up!

Like, Zen, why?? Why would you ask that?? Lolololol 😂

Off topic, but here’s a smol beebee bun bun I saw while I was out today. ❤ SO CUTE~

And oh, look! It’s everyone who thought Husband and I were so young when getting married… Jumin is still older than me even now, and /he’s/ too young to get married?? Lolol. Gotta tell ’em how it is.

In any case, we finally see Mr. Director, and I am surprised. I thought he’d be mostly faceless. Way to go, Jumin, standing up to your dad!!

And now that we’ve gotten into the music-changing level of in-game seriousness, it’s time for me to go set more alarms. *spoilers in the pic below*

Irina says I’m dedicated to this coverage, but I think it has temporarily stolen my soul and I don’t really have a choice, you dig? Until tomorrow!

~Shoujo ❤

P. S.

This conversation made my eyes so wide! So unexpected! O.o

Mystic Messenger Hell (Deep Route –Day 4) *first attempt* -Jumin-

Dear Anime Compatriots,

I am afraid that I’ve made a critical error; in the time that’s passed since my last playthrough, I had forgotten that it IS possible to earn negative hearts, though I don’t think this applies in the common/deep route. More importantly, I’ve been purposely missing out on everyone’s hearts but Jumin’s, and while one guide told me to go that, the other just said to avoid 707’s, and I feel like that’s half the problem with Mystic Messenger, tbh. There’s a total lack of unified game-beating theory/advice available online. Hopefully I don’t miss the character route turning point tonight (because, if I do, there ends my first attempt at Jumin Han!). That means I lost all this sleep for nothing…

I’ve been much more tired during this playthrough than the other two, but I’m chalking that up to lingering work exhaustion. My head has been hurting, too, from looking at this bright screen in the middle of the night/ early morning so much without letting my eyes adjust. I’ve only just woken up, but I’m going to head off the phone until my next chat because the headache is building. Ttys!!


It’s almost noon now, and I’ve been hard at work trying to center my life. I’m putting off some phone calls, yes, but I’ve started deep cleaning the house, and I made a really nice dinner last night with leftovers that recently became my lunch! (Broccoli and baked a stroganoff, yum yum!) I forgot how therapeutic making a nice dinner can be. Even if it takes a long time, it can be quite relaxing if your schedule allows it! (Now I sound like Yoosung! Lol)

In game-related news, Jumin’s tune is starting to change. At the beginning, he was very “You can ask me one question but don’t you dare waste my time.” Now he’s more, well…

If that’s not tellingly transformative, then I don’t know what is.

I’m also starting to really appreciate some of Jumin’s world views. We share similar ideas about sexual exhibitionism and also about environmental protection! I’m actually all about environmental protection (in case I’ve never mentioned it, and I doubt I would have), so I’m tickled by this new revelation.

The drama-but-also-not-drama/complicated relationship between Jumin and Mr. Chairman also casts Jumin into more of a “misunderstood” kind of light, so that makes him sympathetic as well.

I’m not gonna lie, I read the picture below and did a little whistle in my head ;P

Isn’t the following just sad? Poor Jumin.

Red alert 🚨 red alert 🚨 707 is sincere Catholic—THIS IS NOT A DRILL! 💕

Also, this:

*fans self* Well, that’s it; I’m a goner. 💕 ❤️ *swoon* I can almost hear Husband in the background: “wHo is JuMin Han??” Lolol 😂 😂 😂

I’m beginning to glean such new information at a more rapid clip, and I’m excited! I just hope I earn his route!!

I’m off for now to clean, but I’ll update later! Before I go, I leave you with this numerous email reply option:


I should really be unloading the dishwasher rather than sitting on the couch in my (mostly) clean living room, watching Deebs (the adorable, smol robot vacuum we got from Husband’s family for Christmas) go to town on the floors and listening to Tim McGraw…

It occurs to me that this living room is so very Husband and I… the eclectic assortment of styles truly does blend, but one wouldn’t think it \should\ looking at the object separately and at first glance… But that’s a story for another day! This is supposed to be about MysMess, right?

RIGHT! So on we go!


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I stopped there for the day. I didn’t end up adding any more. I apologize. In repentance, here is a photo of my cat.

In the time since then, the RFA and I have been through a lot. Everything from Zen speculating on Seven’s past…

…to Seven expressing his opinions on Donald Trump. (Sorry, not sorry.)

As it WAS the fourth day, it was about time for some of Unknown’s shenanigans again. This was my first indication that the end of the deep route was nigh.

And I know what the following is about now (thanks to cosplayers at AX2017 who gave me accidental spoilers), so this is just… sad. (Please, no spoilers!!)

Lastly, I GOT JUMIN’S ROUTE!! I was so excited, but quite nervous that I’d made a mistake somewhere along the way. Here’s to day 5 and the start of Jumin Han’s story!

Until I post later today…

~Shoujo ❤