Ten Years of VNs Now Special Feature: Fifty EVNs JP Recommends (29-11)
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Ten Years of VNs Now Special Feature: Fifty EVNs JP Recommends (29-11)

29. Emily is Away (Kyle Seeley)

For geeks of a certain vintage, most of their nostalgia is tied to staying up far too late watching Adult Swim, taking manga out of the comics section of your local bookstore and reading them in non-fiction so no one would think you were a weeb, and connecting to other like minds on Instant Messenger. Emily is Away taps into that original nostalgia and chronicles a friendship formed over it. The narrative on its own is good, but if you are one of those elder geeks who remembers the Internet before social media, Twitch and memes, this one will hit particularly hard. Not only because of its accuracy in portraying how this friendships start, but also how many of them ended. A sequel was recently released that I will tap into eventually. But, for now, this is a great place to start.

Written by JP3 - June 19, 2021

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