I really dislike playing genderlocked books because I'm a guy so playing as a girl is kinda frustrating because I can't identity myself to the MC. Surprisingly, Haute Couture is one of the few genderlocked books that I liked. I really like fashion so it was the main reason I played HC.
- The LIs
Marco : I absolutely liked everything about him, from his personality, to his charisma.. he's my MC's only LI (I replayed the book several times and I always romanced him).
Travis : Bland character, too stereotyped (the way he talks) and kinda boring so he was just there.. as a friend.
Luz : Can't see her as a LI, she's my MC's bestie.
Hazel : A mentor, a powerhouse in the fashion world, a friend, but not a LI.
Bridgette : I really despis…
Hi! Welcome to my first blog post!
I posted this in the Discussion forum as well but thought it'd be fun to write this in a blog post! And this Blog post revolves around my ideas about X (Queen B)'s identity. X is for sure an intriguing character and I'm interested about this person! 😂😂 I'll maybe even update this post if I think of something more later..
So.. let's start..
Well so yeah I had been thinking about the identity of the "Moldering Cow Petty" aka X.
And I now am really starting to suspect Persephone Dalton. Think about it... in Chapter 8, if you took the diamond scene, you probably know that Poppy said X is someone she scrubbed out of existence and Pixie seems to remember it very well! So it was mentioned so many times from Bk. 1, wh…
It must be said that I am no fan of The Royal Romance or any of its successors. From the very start, this book was made to be more than anything else, a money spinner. In that at least, they succeeded. This series has made money if PB is to be believed, and a lot of it at that. Stretching a remarkably long 4 years, this series has essentially seen the highs and lows of PB - from the Endless Summer and TC and TF era, to the lows of TNA and TW. However, this series has long been- mostly a terrible bore. While the first three books were tolerable, and hell, even good in some instances - the characters of Madeleine and Olivia being particularly notable in that regard, the series as a whole is one floundering, bloated, hot mess at this point.
This is basically a summary of Pixelberry's Instagram Livestream from November 17, 2021. The video can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWZXMfzKy8_/ I did not watch or participate in it as it was livestreamed, and I did not send any questions to the team for them to answer. This is not a transcript of the video; this is just a summary of the main points and what was asked and answered. If you watch the video and find more information that I should add, feel free to comment.
These are the pixelberries (a term they call their employees, staff and writers) who were in attendance:
- Kara Loo, who brainstormed the idea of TRR1 with Jennifer Young - she also states she is the COO of Pixelberry
- Jennifer Young
- Jeffrey Herdmen, who started writ…
I started playing Choices less than a year ago, I downloaded it with other simulation games because I was bored. The first story I read was "The Royal Romance" and I was immediately drawn. The game made me forget about what was going on worldwide, the virus. Even though my MC a girl, I didn't mind it (at least, the first month I played the game), I kinda found a way to escape reality. TRR was the only book I played because I didn't want to read multiple stories to confuse my mind. At the end of the three books, I knew I was addicted to the game.
What made me addicted was that I could play some books in my own gender unlike on the other games I could only play as a male in LGBT stories, which I didn't mind to be honest. In Tabou, there was …
A lookback at Laws of Attraction
To start off with, let me begin by saying that LoA was the best book written by PB in a long, long time. While that doesn’t say much considering their most recent releases, it was nevertheless an excellent step in the right direction to say the least. It was a welcome change from TNA (why, honestly why ?! - wasn’t Witness bad enough?!) and the never ending series - The Royal Romance. While the first three books of TRR were decent and rounded out the series pretty well, what has followed has been nothing short of a travesty. However, enough about that. LoA. Right. It was good, great even, until - yeah, THAT scene. That chapter. Having built up an excellent slow burning romance, one which seemed perfectly beli…
The following contains spoilers for It Lives in the Woods and minor, minor ones for It Lives Beneath.
Happy Halloween, Berrypickers!
It Lives is a favorite of mine. It Lives In The Woods was a book I had no expectations of, neither good or bad. I played it on a weekly basis as it was coming out and I thought it was great. That’s all I have to say. I thought it was a great horror book and the sequel was just as good. Based on my ranking with Beneath being at #6 and Woods at #7, that should let you know how much I love this franchise. It may barely not make my top 5, but it still has that highly covenant “S” rating from me.
Even though I liked Beneath more, Woods has more stuff to talk about. The cast, the setting, the actual story. Today I wan…
Hello and welcome to another discussion blog by General Khor. Ok, I know it's been over a week since my last blog, and I promised to release this one last Friday, but in all the excitement because of the latest chapters, especially due to the release of Queen B Book 2, I forgot about it. I know, it's a really stupid reason, and I apologise for that. So today, we're going to talk about forced love interests, as the title says.
Everyone hates forced LIs, right? After all, when LIs are shoved into our faces when we don't want them, the main point of Choices will be missed, after all LI choice is the one most important choice every Choices player cares about, so it's no surprise that the introduction of single LI books has drawn much flak from …
Hello and welcome to another discussion blog by General Khor, and today, I'll be announcing the results for the latest round of my LI polls. If you haven't checked out my previous LI poll results, it's all here.
2 months ago, I started another round of LI polls, and I intended to have those polls run for a month, but early last month, when I wanted to close the polls and release this blog, my computer happened to break down, so the polls remained open. Yesterday, I finally got a new computer, but because it came at night, I decided to post this blog today, but as of midnight, the polls are officially closed.
Before I announce the results, I would like to share with you some of my findings about some LIs and players' LI choice. It turns out m…
This is a continuation of The Royal Romance Photo Wall. On that page, I gave a sample variety of each hairstyle, each MC model, and each "Liam" model. On this page, there are more variations in the images as requested by other players.
Right off the bat, I am just going to say this is probably not the Ride or Die review you’re expecting or wanting.
I didn’t have anything planned for the fifth anniversary of Choices (August 17th, 2016). It’s funny. I keep saying that I already closed that chapter of my life, yet I always seem to be talking about Choices.
The rank I made two months ago seems like a perfect stopping point. But I did want to do something special for the fifth anniversary of Choices.
“Really, Matt? A Ride or Die review?”
I really can’t think of anything better to do. Everything else I could think of to say about the app as a whole I already mentioned before.
Dare I say, it’s just beating a dead horse at this point. VERBERANS EQUUS MORTUUS.
I wanted to make a Most W…
Hello and welcome to another review blog by General Khor. So you may have seen my comment that I have finally finished the most rigged series on Choices, and as promised, here's my Open Heart review blog! As I've mentioned in my mid year review blog, there's a lot to talk about for this series, which is why I decided to make a separate blog for it. Now I know what some of you are thinking, and yes, this series isn't all bad, in fact the good parts of this series outweigh the bad parts, so I'm not just writing this to bash the series. The reason I say this series is the most rigged series in Choices is that... well, we'll get to that later. Before we begin, I'll reveal my rating for this series, and that is...
That's right, my second …
Hello and welcome to another semi-annual review blog by General Khor. As you probably know, there will be one review blog every 20th June, which is my birthday/Choiceversary (30th June at the latest if I can't make it) and one every 31st December (2nd January at the latest if I can't make it). So, today marks 3 years since I joined the Choices community, and a lot of changes have since happened. I have several titles to cover in this blog, not including Foreign Affairs, Most Wanted and Hero, which I've already covered in earlier blogs. These 3 books are recommended for beginners to allow them to see what Choices stories are like. Now, without further ado, let's begin.
- 1 State of Choices, 2021 1st Half
- 2 Reviews for 2021 1st
- 2.1 Rising Tides…
It’s finally time to give my OFFICIAL ranking on all Choices books I’ve ever read! Now that I’m ready to just close this chapter of my life (Choices and Pixelberry in general), I want to give a ranking to let others know where I stand.
This is going to be different from my other rankings, as I will not go from “worst to best” and talk about each entry briefly. Instead, I will list the books in chronological order (order in which they came out) and talk about them briefly in that way. Then in the end, I will give the official ranking in order from best to worst with no commentary.
Each book mentioned is a standalone book unless mentioned otherwise. And entries with “Book 1” in the title is meant to clarify I only read that first book and not …
I will be combining and expanding the fictional timeline of the Choices Universe noted in Thebedazzleddementor's blog and Chaotic38's blog. Seasons are listed for Northern Hemisphere as most stories take place in that hemisphere. Most books are assumed to take place in the year of their releases unless otherwise specified in-game.
52 - 44 BCE
A Courtesan of Rome
44 BCE is the year of Julius Caesar's assassination
This is just a test on tabbers and tables with expand and collapse options. The coding will probably not work on the mobile or app version.
Using TRR3 Ch.1 as example with 4 LIs and different routes.
This is a timed choice.
- Run to Liam! (No effect)
- Look for Hana and Maxwell! (No effect)
- Grab Drake! (No effect) ⬅ Correct
If the timer ends, you turn away from Bastien.
Although "Grab Drake!" is correct, Bastien will redirect your attention if you choose wrong.
- You aren't coming with us? (No effect)
- I've got this! Go protect our King! (No effect)
- First-Aid Kit (No effect)
- Took a bullet for me. (No effect)
- Don't look so good. (No effect)
This is a timed choice.
- A syringe. (No effect)
- An alcohol swab. (No effect) ⬅ Corre…
You know what I love? People. Both real life and fictional. Fictional love interests are meant to be perfect. Characters that we can be obsessed with. For the past five years, some love interests have been on my mind 24/7. People who we all aspired to be like. So that we could be better ourselves.
Today I want to do another thing I love: writing! So kind of like a double whammy. Haha.
I want to rank my top 10 favorite love interests in Choices. Regardless of their gender or book. But the only restriction I have is a maximum of two love interests per book. Otherwise this list will be full of High School Story and Desire & Decorum love interests.
As I reminder, I am a cisgender male and am 100% heterosexual. But there are some men I put on the …
This is just a compilation of the love interests for your character / main character of all series. I did not include dual-lead series, The Crown and the Flame or Most Wanted, or The Haunting of Braidwood Manor (for the reason that I do not think of the two "love interests" as true love interests), and I did not include multiple-POV series' characters' love interests (other than Main Character). Also, I did not include "not-meant-to-be" love interests.
- 1 Statistics
- 1.1 Gender
- 1.2 Ethnicity
- 2 The List of Love
- 2.1 The Freshman
- 2.2 Rules of Engagement
- 2.3 Endless Summer
- 2.4 #LoveHacks
- 2.5 The Royal Romance
- 2.6 Hero, Book 1
- 2.7 High School Story
- 2.8 High School Story: Class Act
- 2.9 It Lives in the Woods
- 2.10 It Lives Beneath
- 2.11 Home for the Holidays
- 2.12 Red Carpet Di…
Hello and welcome to part 2 of my discussion blog about... well, cancelled series. As the title suggests I'll just be discussing Most Wanted and Hero in this blog, and as for Ride or Die, that one will be included in my mid year review blog.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Most Wanted
- 3 Hero
- 4 Conclusion
So as we know, MW and Hero ended on big cliffhangers, and MW especially wasn't financially successful. According to the statistics, MW got just over 5 million views, far less than TC&TF's 15 million and The Freshman's 43 million views. Needless to say, I was perplexed when I first saw that. As for Hero, that one also didn't perform as well as the high grossing romance titles at that time, such as The Royal Romance, High School Story and even The Sophomore. While man…
I probably haven't told you how much I hate Coronavirus...
For the first, I cannot meet my lover (they wouldn't let me into the hospital where he works, and I wouldn't want them to gossip anyway).
For the second, most surgeries were deleted or delayed for unknown time. It concerns also my spinal cord, which was damaged in November 2019. The surgery isn't complicated, but it's not a life-threatening situation. Losing the control over your constrictors and the whole humiliation is "not enough to operate".
For the third, if you don't want to acquire COVID-19, you should vaccinate yourself. What I did.
Several months ago, my parents got vaccinated. My mother went through the hell, suffering from quasi-influenza symptoms. My father had no such side…
For all the stories you love, but are not living up to the potential you're looking for.
Crystalasia's Power Couple
After getting married and defeating Anton's assassination attempts, life becomes a wild ride when married life becomes family life for Crystalasia's Power Couple.
Ethan Ramsey comes to realize what's important in his life when "Rookie" becomes temporarily unavailable due to an unexpected crisis.
This is an alternate ending created by @FrancoMasuoka and @ForeverHappyDays20. These scenes take male Blaine as love interest. For those who read the official ending, this one starts just the moment Blaine comes to MC's rescue in the garden.
I will be referring to the Distant Shores Main Character by his/her “default” name: “Peyton Bellamy”. The following contains spoilers for only Distant Shores.
Yep. I’m doing it. Even after making a big fuss about never returning, I always manage to find an excuse to write yet another blog post. “So what is it, JM? What’s today’s excuse?”
I’m so glad you asked, hypothetical reader.
I figured since this is the last “new” book I’ll ever read, might as well pay my dues by making a review.
The only reason I even finished this book was because of the blog post Pixelberry made. The one where they cancelled five franchises. Along with reiterating that Nightbound & Distant Shores weren’t returning.
Hello and welcome to another review blog by General Khor, and today, we're going to talk about another great series that came to an abrupt end. That series, is of course, well... I'm not even sure if I want to call it by its official title, in fact I have a nickname for this series that better describes it.
So, Foreign Affairs, hyped as one of the best books of 2020 (even though it came out at the literal end of the year), is supposed to be a great political drama, and at first glance, it sounds really exciting, and fans have really great hopes for a second book to be made. However, before the release of the finale, PB confirmed that the series would end with just that one book. When the news came out, needless to say, many fans were furiou…
Other players/editors have compiled data of the release dates and end dates of all Choices stories. This blog is a table timeline of the dates, not to be confused with the fictional chronological order of how the stories fit with each other.
There are some discrepancies on the dates which are noted at the end. I have been a player since Choices debuted but I did not work on the wiki nor paid attention to the dates since its inception, so I'm unsure if the dates are wrong or if there were hiatuses or holiday week(s) taken that are not noted on the books' pages or did books start on one day of the week and then shift to another day of the week for their releases?
Thanks to CoolQuantumcyJoker for providing links for old Tweets for the earlier d…
Is The Royal Romance best series by Pixelberry...Yes and here's why. The writing is the best I've seen so far by them not that the other stories are bad at all. Just that you can see they put i lot of love into Royal Romance with how deep the characters are with backstories that could have their own books like Olivia nevrakis. Maybe even Liam’s mother. I have loved playing thought the stories and watching the love grow with the characters and it seems like they all have ark. Maxwell, Hanna, Drake. I just think this is the best book by Pixelberry so far.
The following contains spoilers for the endings of Hero, Vol. 1, Most Wanted, Book 1, It Lives In The Woods, and It Lives Beneath. But since they have been cancelled, does it really matter?
Okay… I was not expecting to make this blog post. Not because of the topic, but because my previous blog post seemed pretty final. (https://choices-stories-you-play.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:Jacked_Maverick/How_Right_Were_My_2020_Predictions) Like a goodbye to making essays and being active on the wiki. But with this new dropping… it’s too big to not comment on. I wanted to keep my personal feelings out of this rant, but with how devastating this news is, I’ve struggled. I’m not bitter or anything. Remember that.
I didn’t plan this blog post, nor do I thi…
Hello everyone, this is General Khor. So, this blog post is going to be a special one, because the Choices community has just received some really devastating news: some of our most beloved series are officially scrapped. Now, I know what you're thinking, you probably can't bear to read what I'm about to talk about in this blog, but today's topic concerns the future of Choices, so please bear with me, ok?
- 1 The Most Terrible News
- 2 PB's Explanation
- 3 My Opinions
- 4 What This Means for Choices
- 5 Conclusion
So, on 22/23 January 2021, PB released a blogpost with news about several past series, and among the revelations include the confirmation of Nightbound and Distant Shores as standalones, as well as The Elementalists and It Lives ending at 2 books. No…
Hello, Berrypickers! It’s been a long time since I’ve made a blog post. In case you didn’t know, I gave up on Choices after Blades of Light & Shadow. But I figured I should make a blog post to honor my 2020 predictions.
And… yeah. 2020 proved me wrong. I thought 2019 was going to be the worst year. But now… I don’t know if it’s the pandemic or just their natural evolution. I’m leaning more towards the latter.
- 1 Incorrect
- 2 Stuff That Somewhat Came True
- 3 Correct
- 3.1 Queen B
- 4 Numbering
- 5 Conclusion
Let’s start off with the things I was wrong about.
- Open Heart was not a duology. Instead, it will receive a trilogy. I am happy, even though I don’t play an…
Other players/editors have compiled data of how the stories are related and share a common universe. This blog isn't a timeline of the stories and won't add every bit of data from the stories (that would be difficult to do using tables and codes), but gives at least one common person or subject that ties it together.
The Royal Romance
The Royal Heir
Ana De Luca
My Two First Loves
Red Carpet Diaries
The Crown and the Flame
High School Story
and Class Act
Big Sky Country
With Every Heartbeat
Rules of Engagement
After seeing my predictions for last year, I realize that I got almost all of them wrong. I guess I’m too optimistic. Oh well. For this year’s predictions, I don't have high expectations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- My Two First Loves will be a standalone that ends with the MC and her LIs graduating. After all, a pre-release blog post said that it will span their entire senior year. I think it will have about 120 chapters.
- Foreign Affairs will have a predominantly positive reception by the end of the book, though whether it will have a second book is unknown. If it does, it will be released next year.
- Baby Bump will end at Book 2. After all, the previous book’s bonus scene shows the MC in labor, and the cover for this book sho…
Hey guys, I'm Velvet. This is my first post here. So I've been playing HSS for quite a while (way more if you include the OG Game). I know as far for backstory, the MC's parents are divorced, but I'm kinda curious about different possible backstories. Have you guys made other backstories for your MC
Mine is done below. (My MC's name is Crystal Rexha)
Crystal was born in London, England, to Scott and Mila Rexha. A few days after she was born, her mother died from brain cancer. Since then, Scott was left alone to raise his daughter.
Crystal later went on to attend dance school alongside with her regular elementary school. However, she quitted dance school when she was 12 to be more involved in her secondary college's school band. She first chos…
Hello and welcome to another semi-annual review blog by General Khor. With 2020 coming to an end, it's time to leave our disappointments of the year behind and hope for an exciting 2021. As usual, I'll be discussing the state of Choices as of now, and of course, giving book reviews, so without further ado, let's begin.
- 1 Choices as of Now
- 1.1 Sidenote
- 2 Reviews for 2020 2nd
- 2.1 Distant Shores
- 2.2 Hot Couture
- 3 Conclusion
So as of now, the poorly rated Baby Bump series is on its 2nd season, and I've seen some reviews saying there's some improvement, with more exciting events happening and all, but I'll wait until the series is over to give my official review. Also, Distant Shores turned out to be a solo book, and I think I know the reason it's not…
This is totally a THEORY page because there are a lot of holes and I don't remember if the writers stated anything extra on blogs or tweets. Granted, I don't remember a lot about The Crown and The Flame series, but this is me trying to piece everything together from The Crown and The Flame series to The Royal Masquerade to Rules of Engagement / The Royal Romance and The Royal Heir series.
- 1 What We Know
- 1.1 The Crown and The Flame
- 1.2 The Royal Masquerade
- 1.3 The Royal Series
- 2 Theory
- 2.1 Ramsford
- 2.2 Vescovi
- 2.3 Fierro
- 2.4 Aster/Everhart/Rosario
- 3 Cordonia Duchies
The Five Kingdoms are Abanthus, Bellmere, Ebrimel, Fydoria, and Stormholt.
The Great Noble Houses are Nevrakis, Beaumont, Fierro, Vescovi, and newest Aster/Everhart/Rosario.
Stormholt region still exists, as do the f…
What's the best diamond choice you've ever made? Additionally, what's the worst diamond choice you've ever made?
What is the hardest choice you've ever had to make in any book? For me, it was during The Freshman: Book 2, where the MC had to decide whether or not to tell James about Professor Vasquez's condition.
Hello and welcome to another discussion blog by General Khor, and today, we'll be talking about those much hated characters known as Big Bads. For those who are new to this wiki and don't know what I'm talking about, you might be thinking, am I talking about the Big Bad Wolf? Well, here's the definition for today's topic:
"Big Bads are the main antagonists in a book or an entire series. In most cases, they could be considered the nemesis of the protagonist."
So yeah, they're those characters whose deaths or imprisonment for life mark the series' happy ending. They're like the enemy commander in a war game, whom you have to kill in order to win a battle.
There are many instances where we think someone is the big bad, but little do we realise t…
Hello everyone, this is General Khor, or as some of you may know me as, one of the wiki's resident book critics and conspiracy theorists. Welcome to my first discussion blog, and today, I'll be talking about the most popular love interests by series.
So I started some polls to find out which love interests are the most popular in each series after I found out that some LIs are more favoured by Youtube players than others, and those LIs tend to be the first LI we meet or those featured on book covers, so the question that immediately hit my mind was: why? Why do people prefer these LIs over others?
Since it's been a month since I started those polls, it's time to reveal the results, and just as I thought, for most series, whichever LI we firs…
I love tables but am not fond on all the coding required. This is my attempt at coding and reworking the AME tables (for summaries and/or eliminations) and may possibly be moved to the actual book page(s) in the future.
Work in progress!
(1) Challenge Winner
(2) Challenge Winner (determinant)
(3) Bottom Two
(4) Bottom Two (determinant)
(5) Eliminated (determinant)
(6) Eliminated (regardless)
(8) Audience Vote Perk
Guys this is not a walk through its just for telling that it is possible that choices may launch Most wanted Book 2 in February 2021or sometime near it .
Well, I'm not really sure what to write about because I have a thousand thoughts on Choices stories & PB and no time to articulate them, heh :D
I've been replaying Books recently and I kind of want to sit down and write my thoughts about them... but I've also started University this year and my school work keeps me occupied.
Okay, I think this is it for now. I might make more blog posts, I might not. We shall see!
Why witness ultimately fails as a novel if not entertainment
The title of this section may seem confusing but I can’t really think what else to call it look I’m running under a tight schedule here I have school I’m doing this when I kinda have an opportunity which is usually at like midnight at the weekend anywho.
But back to business what I mean by the title of this section is going to provide a slightly more in depth analysis at certain parts of the book that fail as a work or alternatively make the reading experience worse but eventually come down on one side or another if it actually is terrible.
The MC and the bad writing that surrounds her
This MC is the actual worst MC to be in a choices book. The Freshman MC may be a nosy irritating…
Since I've replayed the book quite a lot of times I decided to give my opinion on all of the chapters. Feel free to share your opinion as well!
- 1 Chapter 1:
- 2 Chapter 2:
- 3 Chapter 3:
- 4 Chapter 4:
- 5 Chapter 5 - 6:
- 6 Chapter 7:
- 7 Chapter 8:
- 8 Chapter 9:
- 9 Chapter 10:
- 10 Chapter 11:
- 11 Chapter 12:
- 12 Chapter 13:
- 13 Chapter 14:
- 14 Chapter 15:
- 15 Chapter 16:
- 16 Chapter 17:
- 17 Chapter 18:
- 18 Chapter 19:
- 19 Chapter 20:
Every time I reset the book I get giddy with excitement 😄 The artwork of Sam is majestic!
This chapter doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I get Sam's rules but when the fight happens and Sam tells the MC(Anna) that she can call her at any time Emma should've told her that her phone died.
This chapter is amazing, well, except for the last scene of course. But a whole chap…
This blog will have the edits I made of the books and characters of the universe of Choices.
Preamble As you will know if you read my previous post this is the part two of my witness review covering chapters 15-28 again this is for entertainment and critical purposes only with that being said enjoy witness review part 2 Please comment if you enjoyed it lol only if you want to.
And we begin the new volume do I regret doing this I get a certain masochistic pleasure from reading this god-awful book, so no. Karen arrives in Ireland 2 years after the trial with the Cassian they are celebrating their two year anniversary we get pointless fluff and a diamond choice for an outfit and we’re in Galway and Ireland has good weather yet more proof of a lack of research we get a weird scene involving scones which for some reason turns…
Hi guys.... I am sorry that I am starting with a really boring book but no joke I think that WT ( wishful thinking)is a total trash can and playing it feels like sitting in a trash can and enjoying watching a movie with garbage all around us......so honestly there is nothing else remaining to say about it but sometimes it rains and sometimes it is sunshine , well in Mumbai, India it is raining so it was a clear indication that nothing is gonna be interesting today in choices,well right now I am on chapter 12 of wishful thinking where Ellen who was the senior reporter of northbridge news and now is fired from her position (because of me) and her position is given to me.....so basically she is pissed at me but at night hours she shows up at…