Thank you, ebi-hime!
Just finished this amazing story and I'm left completely satisfied. The characters feel natural, the atmosphere is great, the art is beautiful and there were even a few instances where I genuinely laughed a little. (not even mentioning all the sweet moments...)
The dynamic and chemistry between Lori and Taohua is very beautiful
and steamy. Over the years I have read one or two h-scenes of many kinds, most of which I skipped entirely, but that certainly wasn't the case here and I believe yours will prove to be one of the most memorable h-scenes. I was loving every second of them.
There surely are flaws only you are aware of, but for me there was only one small part that felt lacking. It being that Constance's predicament (being hated by everyone etc.) and the whole situation with her and Lori was cut short, but that's fine. This wasn't her story and it shouldn't have been. Tbh, I would even argue that it makes the story better, more believable this way.
Either way, this got a tad longer than I had planned...
Blackberry Honey is definitely in my top 5 VN list and I will definitely come back to it in the future again.
So, thank you again, you did an amazing job, ebi-hime!
P.S: The notes and the pictures you took were great, love that kind of behind-the-scene stuff. Sometimes great art comes from using unconventional ways, heh...
And for the record, I'm glad Blackberry Honey stayed a kinetic novel with Lori and Taohua teasing and ultimately finding one another, and didn't (d)evolve into a branching VN with routes. The scope of the VN would get a lot bigger which could have hurt the quality of the main route/story as a whole, because more resources/lines would have to be dedicated to other routes.