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That Cheap and Sacred Thing by carosene That Cheap and Sacred Thing by carosene
A Free Kinetic Visual Novel

Synopsis: "Only one person has ever told Autumn Godfrey "I love you." And that person wasn't even human—but Autumn's robotic playmate and babysitter, Elly. Mysteriously, Autumn hasn't seen Elly since Autumn was seven, but now, with the help of Jude—a robotic prostitute with attitude—she might just find out what happened all those years ago."

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SweetLadyVixen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So good! Please-Please-Please-PLEASE do a sequel with a happy ending! It would be so cool if Jude and Elly eventually got their own bodies and all lived happily ever after! :D I didnt want the story to end!
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LilxPie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I saw Kpopp play this and it made me cry at the end. I love it, I hope a second part of this comes out! :D This was amazing. <3
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The-Great-Detective Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Saw this thanks to Kpopp, awesome VN!
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MimiWillRuleTheWorld Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student General Artist
*sobs loudly*
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SeniC7 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
I need a sequel ;w;
This was truly amazing, awesome job!
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ElegantBlades Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i downloaded all of the three things from the link
but how do i start playing it?
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CedereNescit Featured By Owner Edited Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can help! ~.~ You only need to download one of the links depending on which operating system you're running. If you're on Windows, choose the win32 option, if on mac the mac option, etc.

Then you just need to extract the folder from the zipped file. You can often do this by right-clicking and selecting "Extract," then you just go into the folder you unpacked and run the executable file (on Windows machines it ends with .exe ... I've never owned a mac myself, but it might be the same file extension?) by double-clicking on it. Or... whichever one says it's the application. It should be named TCAST.

If for some reason you can't extract it, you might need another program (like 7-Zip for Windows) to do the job.

Hope you're able to play it! It's really a lovely story and I wish there were more parts to it.
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ElegantBlades Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thx
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Geekygamer21 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love this story so much! I cried so much :crying: rvmp 
WHY! is't there a sequel!! me want sequel soooo bad =(



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Justmeit94 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish there was a way to make Jude real... and that it would heal her broken heart. That was so sad yet beautiful and uniqe.
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AmbraMSS Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
I cried through ALL the game Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1]  That was beautiful. Thank you.
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zoeyrider Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014

is it safe to download?

 

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thestringsofgold Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was beautiful. I loved it; everything, from the plot, to the graphics.... just wow. Wow.
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AnimeGirl73 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved love loved this!!!!!! This is just an amazing story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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summerflowers Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
OMG OMG. I can't hold it anymore. This story is awesome. Need more. I need to know what'll happen to the three of them. Autumn needs to see Jude and Elly again. SEQUEL PLEASE!!!
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blacksheepyukii Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omooo, usually I don't real KN's but I'm glad I've made an exception! You're got me in tears as well by the time I've reached the ending (Q___Q)
Like many others, I hope there's a sequel or at least a bonus chapter that shows life when Autumn buys the EternaLovers? I would love seeing her and Elly continue their time together as best friends, and Autumn with Jude as lovers...!
Other than that, great job with TCAST! I totally love it <3
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PinkutoMomo32 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Yes, a sequel. Goodness, I want a sequel!!! The ending was heart- breaking and romantic. When I saw the scene where Autumn thought of buying 2 EternalLovers well.. I did a little happy dancing. Just can't get enough of Jude. ;)

But of course if you're too busy, it's understandable. The visual novel can end like this but I consider it a little prologue for the future Autumn will have. I also liked your explanation in the Bonus section. :)
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starswirl3 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I don't know what to say....
but if you actually read this, just know it is such a devastatingly cute story...that I fell in love with it :D
I would love a sequel just like anyone else but if you don't have the time, I still think it is fine the way it is :3

<3 <3 <3 THANK YOU!!!! <3 <3 <3
(it's now my inspiration)
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FreaksAndGeeks98 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist
I really hope there's a sequel, I just needed so much more. With such a good plot, where I never once became bored. I just wish that it had been longer. It didn't make me cry but it definitely touched me. The whole robot/love/SY-FY feel, was so unique compared to the typical boyfriend drama most vn's contain. That Cheap and Sacred Thing was probably one of the best visual novels I have ever played through. Guaranteed worth a play, I'd be surprised if it disappointed. Now all that's left for me to do is sit here and wait more the sequel. ;n;
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AKreiko Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
This was BEAUTIFUL. FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE READING THIS COMMENT, PLAY IT NOW. It got me teary-eyed. It's been a while since I read a really good visual novel, and this is one of my favorites. I like the fact that this was a kinetic novel, because most of the time there are choices right? Oh, and the ending. It was really great...about...
Okay, I can't say things. People will be spoiled.
But still, the story, the characters, the lines and the art? Epic. THIS NEEDS to have a sequel. Well, I'd love it if it would, I just hope many people will say that.
Btw, I love that movie! AI I mean...hehe. Just came back to say these stuff.
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Azn-Expo-Marker Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AHHHHHHHHHHHHH THE ENDING WAS SO SAD. I really hope you make a sequel, that ending was just not what I needed to live asdfjkl; asdfjkl; whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...... This was really great though! Beyond great, I just couldn't find a better adjective. D': Please keep up the fabulous workkkkk~~~
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Azn-Expo-Marker Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D: I downloaded SOMETHING (the first link) and omg, I have no idea how to make it play. I really want to play it though! Did I download the wrong version or something? :'c
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darkmousyshadows Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The same thing happened to me! It just downloaded a bunch of screen shot type things and then a bunch of stuff I don't know what to do with! I'm glad I'm not the only one! It makes me sad that I can't play it :(
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Azn-Expo-Marker Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same, from what I've read it's really good. D': Hopefully we'll find a way~
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Memorii-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When you download the file, you extract it all and you click on the file called "TCAST" not "TCAST.py" just "TCAST" in the "TCAST-win32" folder ;-; well that's what I did anyway D; I just finished it and boy it made me cry </3
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Azn-Expo-Marker Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH. MY. GOODNESS. IT'S WORKING IT'S WORKING IT'S WORKING AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH OMG I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT! Thank you so so so so soooo very much~! :'D
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Memorii-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No Problem :'3
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KawaiiDesu22 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I feel stupid for only finding this now ;u;
I really loved this!! The art was really good, and the story was very well-written. This was the first visual novel that made me cry :cry: I wouldn't be surprised if this became some five-star movie/book. I hope you make a sequel!!
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pipica26 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
just played this and i must say it was ah-mazing!!!!! Im really hoping you do a sequel which i already plan on downloading should it come to be xD totally addicted!!!!
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Pear-Shaped Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
...I cried. It was so very touching, emotional, and very well done. Great job you did on this!
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sarah54589 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student
This mad eme cry. Please make a sequel
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Lunawerewolfy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you download it? I've been trying for ages, but this site (Ren'py) just seems to confuse me... [link]
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otakusakura Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Go here: [link]

Scroll down to the bottom of the first post, to the attachments. Click on the zip/tar that's appropriate to your operating system, save, and extract!
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Lunawerewolfy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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Neonpearlmelody Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Loved your story but I wish Jude wasn't destroyed :( or at least Autumn was able to put the hard drives in a new Android
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ash-chiori Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is no more!
--not working
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XxfAtPAndAXx Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I love
it all.
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KoreanMina Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Um, yeah, so, just in case you didn't get my message on LSF:

I LOVE YOU. I DON'T EVEN HAVE THE PROPER WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW WRETCHED I FEEL NOW THAT I'VE BAWLED MY EYES OUT.

It's like, Life Before TCAST and the Life After TCAST. I literally can't look at things the same way again. :/ But just know that I shall be waiting for a sequel if you do get around to it, and I will be one of the first to download it. Omg. Just, I can't even.

Fdjakfdl.

<3 <3 <3
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carosene Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Writer
Awwwww!!! WOW HOLY CRAP LIKE THE HIGHEST PRAISE EVER
*head swells*
*pops it with pin*
*goes back down to normal size*

I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much~~ ;__;

On the sequel front, there are no plans for one right now. I worked at a bunch of different ideas for a few months but none of them ever were worthy to be the heir of TCAST. :c
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KoreanMina Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Nguhhhhh ;-;

But I understanddd. Living up to the legacy of TCAST will be a difficult road. But if anyone can do it, it's you, since, you know, you were the one who came up with it in the first place! 8D

While I'm seriously hungering for a sequel to know exactly what happens - at the same time, I know that Autumn wouldn't be the type to go back on her word, so I'm not /too/ freaked out. So don't feel too much pressure.

But, actually, um, please do feel pressured, because if it were ethical, I would so emotionally blackmail and guilt trip you into producing a sequel. But I can't. ;-; Because that wouldn't be right.

So I'll just cry in this little corner by myself, I guess. ;__________________________; Please don't take it the wrong way...

My eternal adoration and support. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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carosene Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Writer
A lot of people seem to want a sequel so I resolve the stuff that happens at the end, like make sure all the characters end up okay and happy and stuff. XD Which cracks me up because if I were doing a sequel I would have to brew up more problems for it to be interesting. XD

LOL DO ALL OF THE GUILT TRIPPING I NEED THAT SHIT
At least to work on my other random projects I should be working on XD;

Please don't cry in a corner! o.o Be strong Mina!
Bawww thanks for your support! X3 Your comments make me smile.
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KoreanMina Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
YES PLEASE PLEASE FINISH ANYTHING AT ALL

I'm probably going to download anything you put up, so, fair warning. I'm doing my best to resist stalking instincts right now, so do complete a project as soon as possible in order to appease me.

:3

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SayonaraHana Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
I loved this. :D It's beautiful and sad and deep. I can't wait for the possible sequel! ^-^
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carosene Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you! ^-^ I'm so glad you liked it! X3
Alas there are no sequel plans right now, I'm sorry! :(
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SayonaraHana Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Oh, ok. Then I'll just imagine that Autumn actually manage to buy two EternaLovers and then brings both Elly and Jude back. Ta-daa! Happily ever after! XD :P

Although I don't know how that would work, I mean, with Tessa's Law they would surely notice that little "wrong" in both Elly's and Jude's programs, right?
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yukisnow07 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Trying so hard to download it to my mac but it keeps being canceled.
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carosene Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Writer
Really? o.o;; I'm sorry, I don't know what to do about that. Is there anything I can do on this end?
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yukisnow07 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno really but Im just really hopping for it to download.

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