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NeptunesOrcaII
• 10/25/2017

[SPOILER] On the Hints Within The Names

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Something that seems to be absent from much of the discussion of DDLC is the fact that names mean something. A cursory search of several names has revealed some potential hints into the meaning behind these names, information that may need further inspection and elaboration.
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F0x.Dash
NeptunesOrcaII
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• 10/25/2017
Let's start with the name.

Doki Doki Literature Club seems a fitting name, as it is indeed a literature club. However, the meaning of "Doki Doki" is not so obvious. While attempting to find this wiki via Google search, I failed to include the words "Literature Club" in one of my searches, and stumbled on a Wikipedia article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doki_doki) referring to the use of the term. Apparently, it originates as a term for the sound of a beating heart, which is likely to refer to one or multiple of several things: 1. The superficial appearance of DDLC is supposed to resemble that of a dating simulator. Dating is of course associated with love, and thereby hearts, which may be what the phrase is referring to. 2. During some points of the game, the sound of what is most likely a beating heart can be heard, generally replacing any other soundtrack. As to what this might mean, I'm not certain, though I believe it is intended in some capacity represent, imitate, or simulate the intensification of the heartbeat as a response to adrenal stimulation as a part of the fight-flight response that is supposed to be taking hold of the player during those moments, as well as providing atmospheric effects.

There may, of course, be another meaning, but I currently cannot think of one. I think it is likely to be a double meaning, with implications to both possibilities.
Doki doki - Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org
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• 10/25/2017
EDIT: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS INFORMATION SEEMS TO BE COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT, DESPITE HOW INTERESTING IT MAY BE. THIS POST IS NOW APPLICABLE AS A MATTER OF INTEREST ON AN UNRELATED TOPIC, NOT AS A STATEMENT OF FACTUAL INSIGHT INTO DOKI DOKI LITERATURE CLUB AND RELATED INFORMATION AND PROJECTS.

The meaning of Project Libitna (a referenced webpage found in one of the text files, referring to the website http://projectlibitina.com/) is much less obvious.

I thought Libitna sounded like something from Eastern Europe, so I thought I'd plug it into Google Translate (I know it's notoriously unreliable, but it was worth a shot), and see what it detected.

The first thing it detected was Bulgarian, so I started looking in other Slavic languages, like Russian, Belorussian, Ukrainian, Czech, Polish, and others. Most of these returned nothing more than "Libitna" or "Libita" when translated to English, but when I tried Ukrainian, Translate suggested "лібітна" instead. Translating this equivalent gives the English word "Liberal", though how this applies to anything, I haven't the slightest clue. As well, a Slovak translation gives the translation "lib", though that means even less to me than "Liberal". Maybe this doesn't have a meaning in relation to DDLC or any related project by Team Salvato, but if this team put as much thought into the names as they did into everything else, I would suspect it means something significant.

As well, the closest Wikipedia article Google could find in relation to Libitna brought up a Bulgarian language page about Thrombophlebitis, a medical ailment related to blood clotting. No exactly a very applicable to anything we've seen in this game.

Furthermore, a map search for Libitna didn't offer any locations, indicating that Project Libitna does not likely refer to any physical location.
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• 10/25/2017
Concerning my discussion on Project Libitina, I have since discovered I made a serious error in my observations, as a result of copying down the name incorrectly.

In further searches, Libitina (not Libitna) is a Roman goddess of funerals, burial, and death (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libitina). This quite obviously makes a lot more sense than an obscure Bulgarian-language wikipedia page on blood clotting diseases.

Libitina's name was frequently closely associated with death, which may mean something for whatever Project Libitina ends up being.
Libitina - Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org
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• 2/13/2018
pretty sure this is about a Monika's counterpart in another game that are in progress, or someone related to her...? there's a coment at the end of the first link you showed, about a doctor treating that Libitina person... hmm...
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