Monday, October 25, 2010

Update on the work in progress

I thought it was time to give you an update on the
current situation of W&W part 3, since it's also been
a long time from the last time I made a post, and this
was supposed to be finished a lot earlier. To think I
originally planned to release the whole thing before EP7...
what the hell was I thinking?!
To be honest I didn't expect at all that this would become
this long. It was supposed to be more or less like part 1...
the mere idea makes me laugh now...
Anyway! Current progress:

Belphegor's trial: FINISHED
Satan's trial: FINISHED
Leviathan's "trial": FINISHED
Lucifer's trial: FINISHED

Final Showdown: FINISHED
Epilogue: FINISHED

Compatibility Testing: FINISHED

Proofreading: FINISHED



Die The death!

Sentence to death!

Great equalizer is The Death!!

I'll take this chance to inform everyone that I made
a youtube channel for Witches & Woodlands.
Of course, if you are here, you probably don't need to watch
those videos (it's a lot better to play the game directly), but
if you care about it, I wrote some comments that might
interest you. Also you might want to watch this one:

It shows two easter eggs that you probably missed (5:33 and 5:47).
Oh and if you like W&W rate up the videos! Maybe if the rate
is high enough youtube will feature them or something.
There is no better reward for me than to know that my story is
being read and enjoyed by a lot of people.

So I'll take the chance to thanks everyone that helped
me to spread my works to the umineko fans community.


I cannot name everyone but I want to mention at least these sites:

Animesuki Forum - The whole USO DA series simply wouldn't exist
without it. This is also the place from where most people pass through
before getting here.

Animeraku - It was the first blog (that I know of) that made a review
about my yonkoma. And one year later it's still being read!

The visual novel database - Seriously, I feel out of place! I particularly thank
Roger Pepitone, who made the entry on this site. Roger Pepitone is also
the one who introduced me to the onscripter program. If I sticked
to mere graphic edits I could have never made W&W.

TV tropes - Lot of nice stuff there, it's cool to see my site has been listed.
Thanx Xellos08

TahYllis youtube channel - I actually made a link to his site as soon
as I created this blog. TahYllis has been a source of inspiration
for me and for many other umineko parodies.
But this time I'm thanking him for mentioning W&W in one
of his last videos! I was really happy when I saw that.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Witches & Woodlands Part 2

Warning for Umineko Chiru Episode 5 spoiler

Rejoice! Witches & Woodlands - Part 2 is here!
Unfortunately this is only the first half of what I originally intended to release.
But look at the bright side, it's still longer than Part 1
and there will be a Part 3 in the future!

The reason I decided to split this patch is due to the fact
I realized I couldn't finish the whole thing in the nearest future.
Saturday I'm going on a vacation and then I'll be glued to my PC
trying to translate EP7.
That means you won't see me for a long while. This is also
why I decided to release W&W2 on this unusual day.
In case there are some real bad bugs that prevent the game
from working, I want to be here to fix them. So if you
notice something like that, be sure to tell me asap because
from the 7 to the 17 you'll be on your own.

But I guess you just want to download the stuff, okay, okay!
you can download it from here:

EDIT: get the updated patch instead

Note that this is only compatible with EP6.
That's because while I was working on it, I realized that without
noticing I made the characters act in certain ways that remind
things that they have only done in EP6. So I don't recommend
to play this game if you haven't played EP6 first. Even though
there isn't really any direct spoiler regarding that.

For non windows users: be sure to get an updated interpreter
since I've been told that some texts do not display correctly
with older versions.

As for the installation, if you install this patch the way you
always did for the "witch hunt" patches, you should have no

And now a few screenshots from the game, so you can
get a (wrong) idea of what you should expect!

Will the six heroes survive this first part
of the trial of the seven sisters of Purgatory?
If you have a doubt you are probably not a great detective.

I mean, come on, I already told you there's going to be a Part 3!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The duelists

Spoiler alert!

The following yonkoma contains
spoilers about Umineko Chiru Episode 6

Friday, July 23, 2010

Unforgivable Crime

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The following yonkoma contains
spoilers about Umineko Chiru Episode 6

(based on an idea by Rogerpepitone)

Friday, July 16, 2010

A true masterpiece

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The following yonkoma contains
spoilers about Umineko Chiru Episode 6


Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Female Equivalents

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The following strip contains
spoilers about Umineko Episode 3

This is an extra strip I made and published on Animesuki.
It isn't really a yonkoma, since there's 9 panels.
I think it's both funny and sad at the same time.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Coming Soon!

Jessica: Hey mom, "W&W - Part2" rocks, you gotta see it!
Natsuhi: Shouldn't you worry more about your studies?
Jessica: But mom, even dad has a part in it!
Natsuhi: What, really?
Jessica: Actually that's very small, but what matters is that there will be a new Game Master!
Natsuhi: Didn't I tell you to stop talking slangs? What's this Gummasta thing?
Jessica: And it will be a lot looooooooooooooooooooooooonger than the first!
George: Battler will play as a normal player!
Battler: I like swords!
Jessica: And then there will be... stakes!
Natsuhi: Stakes? Which stakes?
Dlanor: The trial of the seven sisters of PURGATORY!
Maria: I'm gonna catch 'em all!
Jessica: And there will be riddles, memory games, numbers, labyrinths, fierce fights...
Battler: Maria will own Erika!
Erika: Blasphemy! That will never happen!
Jessica: and then Kyrie will pop up and say: "Batlleeeeer... use the chessboard thinkiiiing!"
Battler: My chessboard thinking rocks!
Erika: No! You're doing it wrong!
Jessica: Erika will tell Battler that she loves him!
Erika: No I won't!
Jessica: Yes you will!
Battler: Where's Ronove when I need him?
Jessica: And at the end of the trial: TADAAAA! We'll fight against Beatrice!
Beatrice: Yes, my turn will finally come!
Beatrice: About DAMN time...
Maria: Uu! There will be a huuuuuuuge plot twist!
Erika: Really? I don't remember any plot twist!
Jessica: And then Kumasawa, Gohda, 410, 45, Shannon, Kinzo, Kanon!
Erika: Do you need to mention people that get... ONE line in the whole story?!
Jessica: Sheesh! When you advertise your stuff you don't mention trivial details!
Dlanor: Of course Battler won't disappoint ME.
Jessica: Dlanor, you still need to pay for that fourth wall your broke. That stuff is not cheap!
Natsuhi: My headache.... is killing me......

Kinzo: Soon? How much soon? I'm bored! I want to play it right now!
Beatrice: Don't get your hopes too high, when you see "coming soon" you read it "work in progress".
Kinzo: Meh... I just hope it won't take as long as Duke Nukem Forever.
Beatrice: ....
Beatrice: Are you still waiting for that?! You're gonna die of old age before....
Beatrice: Never mind...

Kinzo learned to stop worrying and love the bomb!
But the bomb loved someone else...

You know when your significant other incinerates you...
it's probably a sign it's time to break up...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Witches & Woodlands now compatible with EP6

For those who missed EP5 and wants to play W&W on EP6
here's the updated patch:


No longer supported. Get the updated patch instead:

07Expansion made significant changes in the code
and in the end I found out it was easier to adjust the old file
rather than copy and paste the part I wrote in the new one.

I don't know if this will cause problems. I tested it and it seemed all right
Anyway should you find an error please report it

If you are looking for the first EP5 patch,
click on the link below:

Friday, April 9, 2010

What really matters

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The following yonkoma contains
spoilers about Umineko Episode 4

Friday, April 2, 2010

Misplaced Doubts

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The following yonkoma contains
spoilers about Umineko Chiru Episode 5

Friday, March 26, 2010

Worth more than gold

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The following yonkoma contains
spoilers about Umineko Episode 4


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Different Kakera

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The following yonkoma contains
spoilers about Umineko Episode 4