So I've been reading through the DDLC dialogue for a fanfiction I'm writing, and I found something that nobody seems to know about...
So, as you know, there are five days in act one. They're all known by one (or more) major event.
Day 1 = introduction to the club.
Day 2 = read with Yuri, help Natsuki reach her manga, or fix Sayori's messy appearance
Day 3 = read with Yuri again, read manga with Natsuki, or take care of klutzy Sayori.
Day 4 = the weekend.
Day 5 = Sayori does a Sayori. You know exactly what I'm referring to.
I knew this well. You all know this well. Even Dan Salvato knows this well, referring to Day 4 as the weekend and so on in his tweets.
However, reading through the dialogue, I was surprised to find that Day 3 had completely changed right under my eyes. Events that I was in the middle of working through had vanished, and in their place were completely new Doki adventures. Predictably, my brain immediately went to "Monika's screwing with the code! AAAH!!" but I knew this wasn't the case, because my brain is really stupid. Instead, I told my brain to shut it and I scrolled back to the end of Day 2, and started reading again. Day 3 had returned to normal. I told myself that my brain was playing tricks on me and kept writing, until I reached the end of Day 3. I ended the chapter and started a new page, with the header "Day 4 - The Weekend".
'Something isn't right,' my brain said.
'I know.' I replied. Then it hit me. The main character hadn't chosen which girl he was going to help. Instead, the day had ended with his agreement to participate in the poetry performance.
I went back to the dialogue and kept reading, and discovered the real Day 4 - or Day 3.1, as I like to call it.
Day 3.0, the original Day 3, was occupied with the practice poetry recital and the helping-klutzy-Sayori/reading-with-Yuri/reading-with-Natsuki thing, whereas Day 3.1 contained the discussion of individual contributions to the festival. It is also a chance to show any exclusive scenes that have not yet been shown (eg. if you show no preference on Day 2, but show a preference towards, say, Yuri on Day 3.0, you have a chance to see both of her exclusive scenes).
So, to make this short, there are actually six days in act 1 of DDLC. Day 4 is really Day 5, and Sayori does a Sayori on Day 6. Forgotten Day 4 is a filler for if you miss Day 2 and/or 3.
Yeah, it's confusing. I know.
Were any of you aware of this extra day?