I Want To Be Your Moon is a Video Game (developed on RPG Maker VX, though using many original graphics and some original music) is a coming-of-age story RPG by troper Dinru S Farore, based on the idea of reconstructingDystopia. It stars Taranote The player can choose the gender of their main character as well as another character, the elf in the forest, but for the sake of this article, they are both female, who is taking a leak when a mysterious voice appears in her head, telling her to rescue a kidnapped elf in the forest... Luckily for the elf, she listens. She is a beautiful bilingualLess-Than-Fiery Redhead elf named Li.When they get back to town, Tara realizes that Li has no citizenship papers, and as such is in the country illegally. They bump into Tara's best friend and former girlfriend, Lulu, on the way, who joins them. They go to Kingston to get papers from the king, who completely understands Li's situation and grants her legal citizenship. But just then, a door to the Demon Dimension opens in the middle of town. Doors like that appear when there is a major shift in magical power between two dimensions, and require five keys to open (which are not in very convenient locations, mind you). For it seems that there is more to Li than meets the eye...Chock-full of homages and humor, as well as drama and romance, all from the mind of an over-obsessive Cloud Cuckoo Lander with too much time on her hands.
This unfinished and unpublished work contains examples of:
Alpha Bitch: Cornelia, in spades. Although her popularity is more because of her appearance than actually trying.
Color-Coded Characters: Everyone has their own color. Tara is blue, Lulu is green, Li is red, Cornelia is yellow, and Cain is purple. Also, everyone except eventually Lulu has their Power Color as their hair color.
Downer Ending: Li dies. Lulu slips back into her neuroses, and eventually Tara takes pity on her and marries her. Cornelia disappears from Cain's life, and Cain doesn't learn about why until it's all but too late. Cain is never heard from again. The old lady reading the story to her Grandchildren at the beginning? That's Lulu, and the scene comes back for the ending. Tara comes home and all of them and the grandchildren go out for ice cream. Li's ghost floats by sadly.
Dystopia: Reconstructed. Sure, the world seems utopic enough - no real poverty, everyone pretty much gets along and accepts each other. Sure, things beneath the surface aren't so great - only one government in the world is at all competent, prostitution is rampant and, even though there are no STDs, all other problems still exist, and people in general are just plain messed up. Sure, all of the main characters have problems and even crippling neuroses. But, as with Real Life, life goes on.
Emotionless Girl: Tara. Like Yuki, she's actually more of an incredibly repressed girl; unlike most repressed girls, however, it's obvious from the very beginning. The blue rose is even the Rose of Repression in her honor.
No Fourth Wall: Some characters are more aware of the Fourth Wall than others, but everyone gets a chance to break it. The meaningless instruction exposition is even a character of it's own (see He Who Must Not Bee Seen above)
Nominal Importance: Averted and played straight all at once. Minor characters, even random NPCs, almost always have names. However, their last names are seldom given unless they're either important to the plot or related to someone important to the plot.
One-Gender Race: The Bunnygirls. Eventually revealed to be more of a one sex race than a one gender race - there are male Bunnygirls, but they're all physically female.
Only Sane Man: Tara fills this role at first, but she's crazied out by the time Cornelia and Cain join the group, when Cain fills the role. It's saying a lot when your Only Sane Man has tried to cut off his own breasts and ears with a scissors before...
Party in My Pocket: Literally; a "computerized" (read:Magic computers) system invented specifically for travelers, known as the Party System, allows several people to live, literally, in your pocket, and their metabolisms are slowed nearly to a halt. They are always aware of the world around them; and they can come back out at any time.
Transsexual: Cain, who used to be a Bunnygirl named Abel. He treats it as a non-issue and doesn't even plan on telling anyone until the Gender Bender Dungeon, where they notice he hasn't changed except his voice lowers.
Yan Dere: Lulu towards Tara, though to a mild degree.
You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Subverted with Lulu and Cain, who have both used hair dye. Played straight with Tara, who's hair is naturally Blue Black. Played straight with the Mermaids, who have hair in several different and bright shades of blue.