Mystic Messenger Trash: What’s Trash is the Secret Endings

Mystic Messenger Trash: What’s Trash is the Secret Endings

Welcome back to Mystic Messenger Trash, a game diary in which I chronicle playing Mystic Messenger for the first time. The following contains spoilers of Secret Endings 1 and 2. Content note for physical and emotional abuse.

Since I’m covering two endings here, I decided to break this piece up into sections for your reading convenience. (more…)

Mystic Messenger Trash: Storytelling Choices in Seven’s Route

Mystic Messenger Trash: Storytelling Choices in Seven’s Route

Welcome back to Mystic Messenger Trash, a game diary in which I chronicle playing Mystic Messenger for the first time. (Did you miss me?) The following contains spoilers of Seven’s route, Good Ending, and After Ending. Although there will be some discussion of Secret Endings 1 and 2 as it relates to Seven’s character—it’s very difficult to talk about Seven’s story without at least some reference to them—there will be a piece covering those endings. Content note for physical and emotional abuse.

Buckle up, because this summary is a long one. Seven’s route begins as he’s trying to balance keeping you, the player, safe from whoever is trying to hack into the RFA. You learn that he is, indeed, a secret agent, and his colleague Vanderwood, acting as his maid, watches over him. (Side note: Up until now and even through Seven’s route, Seven uses female pronouns for Vanderwood, but he’s actually a man. Why… did they misgender him? Is having a male maid so weird? On another note, why is Vanderwood cleaning up after Seven at all??) But Seven can’t focus because he’s never had a crush before, and soon finds himself coming to Rika’s apartment to protect you in person. This pisses off both Vanderwood and their spy agency, causing them to plan their retaliation to get rid of Seven. (more…)

Mystic Messenger Trash: Gals Being Pals in Jaehee’s Route

Mystic Messenger Trash: Gals Being Pals in Jaehee’s Route

Welcome back to Mystic Messenger Trash, a gaming diary that chronicles my experience playing Mystic Messenger for the first time. The following contains spoilers for Jaehee’s good route of the game (and one of her bad endings).

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Mystic Messenger Trash: How Abuse Hides Itself As Love in Jumin’s Route

Mystic Messenger Trash: How Abuse Hides Itself As Love in Jumin’s Route

Welcome back to Mystic Messenger Trash, a game diary where I chronicle my experiences of playing Mystic Messenger for the first time! The following post will contain spoilers for Jumin’s good route (and one of his bad ones) of the game. Content note for abuse. (more…)

Mystic Messenger Trash: On Mental Illness, Self-Sacrifice, and “Casual Racism” in Yoosung’s Route

Mystic Messenger Trash: On Mental Illness, Self-Sacrifice, and “Casual Racism” in Yoosung’s Route

Welcome back to Mystic Messenger Trash, a game diary where I chronicle my experiences of playing Mystic Messenger for the first time! The following post will contain spoilers for Yoosung’s good route of the game. Content note for discussions of mental illness, depression, and suicide.

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