The Ssum: Review Diary Part 5 – Muse of Musical (Harry’s POV)

Title: The Ssum: Forbidden Lab
Developer: Cheritz
Release Date: August 16, 2022 (NA)
Platforms: Mobile (Android, iOS)
Languages: English, Korean
Cover Art by: ミーコ (Miko)


READ OTHER RELATED POSTS
  • Part One: “Two Weeks of Playing “The Ssum” – A Review Diary Part 1”
  • Part Two: “The Ssum: A Recap on Planet Vanas – Review Diary Part 2
  • Part Three: “The Ssum: A Review Diary Part 3 – Harry’s Route!!”
  • Part Four: “The Ssum: A Review Diary Part 4 – Harry’s Confession Day?

Happy New Year MCs! As promised, I’m back for another The Ssum Recap on Harry’s Route. Heads up! We are in week 7, and we’re about to go through some extensive details during these three weeks. Majority of the days here are spent during Harry’s Muse of Musical run. There will be lots of important contexts to consider, so I apologize in advance if the day’s summaries are quite longer than usual. (laughs)

If you are new to this page, or have just recently discovered this blog and want to read more of my daily logs for The Ssum, I’ve added the links for Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 at the top of this post. Please keep in mind that these logs will have SPOILERS!! So I strongly advise to read and skim them with caution. Additionally, if you are new to The Ssum and need some help in navigating through all the features of the game, feel free to join The Ssum’s Discord Server. This server will provide you helpful guides on pretty much anything related to The Ssum – its gameplay, the daily calls, and chats, as well as the game’s Forbidden Labs section.  A really nifty place, especially for new players!


UPDATES AND EVENTS

  • New Year’s Day! – Logging into the app from December 31st to January 1st, gets you Harry and/or Teo’s New Year calls accompanied by their BEAUTIFUL NEW YEAR’s CGs!

NOTES:

  • The post below contains spoilers for Day 43 to Day 63 of Harry’s Route.
  • Harry’s third planet is called “Pi”. You’ll come in contact with its orbit on Day 61.
  • I’ve been time-traveling a lot to speed up my progress without skipping any chats/days.
  • Chlo’s scrapbooking is not going anywhere!😂 Obviously, I love doing this… so make sure to view/click the scrapbook section!

*** The side characters that will be constantly appearing during these three weeks are Teo, Joseph, Tain, Rachel, and Big Guy. The first four mentioned will essentially have important roles during these three weeks. Big Guy, will also take part in something significant further down week nine (Keep reading if you’re curious)... Of course, we still have our terrific trio (Harry, MC, and Piu Piu) driving the story forward!


🚀DAY 43-44

DAY 43: Harry tells you Big Guy and his shopper are fighting about his Outstagram account. You suggest that you and Harry follow each other on SNS and he says that’s not possible and bet your accounts are going to be blocked from each other. Piu Piu confirms this is correct. (oof) T_T Harry also tells you that the account isn’t his exactly and are only for promotional purposes back when he was still a film Director. His shopper manages it currently. Nothing really happens this day besides Big Guy and Harry’s personal shopper fighting over what tie looks good with Harry. The shopper says stripes and Big Guy says polkadots. Big guy also created a bunch of popsocket accounts to spam harry’s IG with fangirl comments. OMG LOL Nighttime, and Harry tells you, they’re going to start shooting MoM tomorrow and he hates having to go to work. Piu Piu also confirms that MoM staff already paid him. You asked Piu PIu how much he got paid and Piu Piu says, he’s received a HUGE number in his balance, meaning he’s raking in dat money doe! There’s a call after dinner chat where Harry tells you, you’re welcome to drop by his place to relax. uwu

DAY 44: Today is Muse of Musical’s first day of shooting, and Harry wears a bedazzled horse mask (with gold ribbons and everything) prepared by his stylist lol. During breakfast chat, the contest has already started and Piu Piu tells you, he sees Teo among the contestants. The other judges interview Teo about being in the same University as Harry, and Teo just answers that they never particularly noticed each other. Harry just nods during these slew of interviews and doesn’t say a word. When it’s time to rate the contestants, Harry rates Teo an average of 5/10, and when the other judges ask why, he replies it’s due to Teo’s level of competence (omg..Harry you big meanie!😂). Lunchtime and Harry chats with you first, telling you he’s on break and in his waiting room. He also tells you that Teo’s performance was so-so, and complains that the MoM staff is talking to him too much. He takes off his horse mask and sends you a handsome selfie and a picture of his lunch. Come dinnertime, Harry tells you there was something wrong with the shooting equipment, so they had to take a break again. Suddenly Harry catches Teo taking a selfie in the dressing room (GASP!!) and wonders what he’s doing. You tell him that “he’s sending a picture to his girlfriend while chatting”. Harry pays no mind to your answer but then moves to approach a MoM staff. Piu Piu turns on the voice-to-text feature as he figures you’re probably curious about what’s going on atm. So Harry goes and tells the MoM staff that he’s quite concerned about the ‘pink-haired guy spending his personal time like that’ (referring to Teo taking a selfie earlier), and also adds that unreleased content may get leaked because of it. He convinces the staff that whatever Teo was doing was kind of troublesome. The MoM staff says he’s going to bring this up during the next staff meeting, and then he runs off. Piu Piu tells you that Harry has a mischievous smile on his face right now. (omg what a bully! lolol) During bedtime chat, Harry heads home and goes for a swim. He sends you a delicious half-naked pic of him by the pool all wet! (Hhnnngg!) You lowkey confronted him about purposely tattle-tailing on Teo earlier, and he admits that he’s having fun messing around with Teo because he works really hard and it’d be interesting to see him freak out once the staff mentions his phone. (sucha meanie!!) Anyway, he calls you by the end of this chat telling you goodnight while he’s in the pool.

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Comments: The phone calls during day 44 were exceptionally wonderful! You have Harry trying to chat with you all the time! It’s quite the opposite for Day 44 during Teo’s route, where the hold times were incredibly long before he replies back. It’s amusing how these two characters are the total polar opposites of each other in terms of attitude towards work and their individual natures. Teo, due to how hardworking he is, values his time in MoM. This is why he couldn’t get back to MC right away during the shoot (because he’s too busy trying to do everything he can to stay in the competition). While Harry, on the other hand, simply doesn’t care about the shoot and is bored out of his mind. Hence he talks to MC a lot to add value to his time. On another note, It’s so hilarious to see Harry being a big bully to Teo. Teo fangirls are probably going to hate these scenes, but I am enjoying Harry’s lil’ episodes of mischief so much.😆

🚀DAY 45 – 46

DAY 45: It’s the second day of MoM on set, and we see Joseph Jung talking to Harry first thing in the morning and trying to kiss his ass lol. Harry tells you he’s just there for a meeting and he should be headed home once the meeting is done. He also shares a screenshot of Tain’s text message to him saying he’s coming over. Lunchtime, Tain arrives at Harry’s place. He fools around with Harry’s phone behind his back and chats with you for a little bit. Asking who you are, how you got Harry’s number and why are you talking to someone like him (OMG ROFL). Harry finds out eventually and locks Tain out by the terrace. 😆 He eventually lets him in after a while and Tain offers to cook delicious food for Harry. He then tries to convince Harry to buy some land from him. (So the meal was defo bribery! Ha!) Harry didn’t mind it at first but was kind of intrigued after Tain tried to convince him even further, saying the land is rich, fertile, and etc. Harry says he’ll think about it but didn’t make any decisions yet.

DAY 46: Third Day of MoM shoot and Harry arrives late in the set. Since he cant chat on the phone, Piu Piu relays to you what’s happening around him. Piu Piu says Joseph is staring at Harry all-eager ‘like a bird courting him’ (lolwhat). Piu Piu also mentions that Teo is there as well, and the man seems to be obsessed with his phone. Harry soon enters the chatroom and tells you he couldn’t find a perfect contestant among the participants. You ask him how Teo is doing and he tells you he’s not bad but he needs to practice more. During lunch chat, the MoM judges are asked to do individual mentoring, and Harry complains because that means he needs to say something decent lol.😂 He turns on the ‘i-can-see-ur-voice’ feature so you can hear what’s going on during his mentoring session. It was Teo’s turn and he tells him his acting is fine but he’s not sure how well he’ll be able to sing and dance live on camera. Teo responds that he’ll give it his best shot and Harry taunts him a little by saying they have to eliminate four out of forty today. There’s a call after this chat that’ll allow you to tell Harry that you’re the one Teo is talking to on his phone. I picked this option and Harry just replies with: “Haha. Sure”😂 (meaning he doesn’t beleive you). Later in the evening, Piu Piu tells you Teo made it in today’s round and Harry comments how Teo would always fidget with his phone. Harry also comments that the reason why Joseph was so eager for his attention is because he’s is jealous of Teo. Harry finds his new discovery intriguing, and tells you, he may be able to get them both eliminated. He later on coaches Joseph that the only way for Teo to improve is to practice more and reduce his break time, meaning the time he touches his phone! (OMG!!) Joseph gets the memo, and well, if you played Teo’s route, you know what happens here. Joseph thanks Harry before he runs off to their camp. Harry feels good that he’s instigating some type of conflict between the two, and you and Piu Piu tell him he’s evil for doing that.

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Comments: Woah! This is news! Harry is stirring the pot?! I can’t believe it. I like how he is acting all mischievous, but omg I never knew he’d go this far to fill his own entertainment. Teo fangirls are going to be pissed for sure.😂 In any case, I love this episode so much because finally, we now know what has gotten Joseph so worked up during Teo’s route! Why he stole Teo’s phone and was being a dick to MC about it, and why he was so adamant about working Teo to the bone. It was all Harry’s doing all along. He made this all happen. LMAO😂 It makes me wonder if he, truly hates Teo or if he’s just doing this to have fun on his own. I also wanted to believe that he’s partly doing this because MC is showing interest in Teo at one point, and he’s lowkey jealous about it.

🚀DAY 47

Today you wake up to Piu Piu telling you Harry is running vehemently outside the MoM camp. Piu Piu sends you a picture of Harry (in his business attire w/ his horse mask on) running like a madman. If you played Teo’s route, this was also the day where Teo tells you about Director Harry Choi, running like a racer outside while everyone and onlookers were cheering for him. There’s a call after the wakeup chat where Harry tells you there was no particular reason why he started running like that other than he just wanted to jog and that there was a field for him to jog (ROFL Harry you big weirdo!)😂 During breakfast chat, Harry changes into his fresh clothes and Joseph visits him to make small talks. Joseph tells him that they are drawing lots today for the ‘duo mission’ and Harry wishes him good luck for the sake of being sociable. Piu Piu reminds Harry that the shoot is about to begin and Harry tells you he doesn’t want to leave you again for work🥺 (dawwww…he takes this back after you tell him ‘this comment made your heart flutter lol harry you jerk!)😂 During the shoot, we find out that Joseph and Teo are paired together. Harry also notices that Joseph only acts friendly when the cameras are around. A few moments later, Harry gets ready to film his mentor session with Joseph and Teo, and he notices Teo giggling on his phone. He then comments on how Teo just can’t keep his hands off his phone, and you tell him; “well, you’re doing exactly the same, chatting with me”. LOL. As if something prompted him, Harry makes his way over to Joseph and does his cheeky small talk asking Joseph if he likes his new partner. Joseph answers him honestly and says Teo is kind of a burden to him, so Harry coaches Joseph that ‘the only way for Teo to improve is for someone to spell it out for him’. Because of this comment, Joseph is now, determined to work Teo’s ass off during their rehearsals. Come nighttime and Harry tells you the shooting for the day is finally over. On his way out, Harry catches Teo, and Joseph rehearsing together. He sees Joseph harping and nagging hard on Teo, yelling how he’s such a slow learner and telling him not to take breaks even though he’s exhausted as heck (Oh no, poor Teo!) During bedtime chat, Harry is still on set waiting for Big Guy. Apparently, Big Guy is running late to pick him up since he was taking care of Harry’s vegetable garden prior. Harry walks around the studio, gets lost, and winds up outside the MoM participant’s camp. He has the voice-to-text feature on, so he can continue talking to you while he moves around. Suddenly, the door of the campsite opens, and we happen to see Teo stepping out. Teo notices Harry and asks him if he’s come by to see him. Teo thanks Harry for stopping by and adds that he didn’t expect this (he assumes that Harry was there to see him! OMG). Harry doesn’t say anything back, and you comment on the side how Teo must be getting on his nerves. He whispers back to you and say “He always does. He’s always been like that”. Then out of nowhere, Harry tells Teo that he can’t stand seeing him struggling to survive like this, and that if he wants, he can eliminate him right now. Teo shocked at Harry’s sudden words, replied asking if this was the reason why he gave him an average score on purpose. Harry doesn’t reply to this but randomly blurts out how cold it is outside. Teo then comments that he’s here as a contestant and it’s up to him alone, whatever happens to him in the show. Harry doesn’t say anything on the matter and just walks out after the exchange. While walking away, Teo tries to thank Harry for stopping by. (OMG TEO YOU ARE TOO NICE!🥺). Also, while walking away, Harry sneezes due to the cold weather and you laugh at how cute his sneeze was. There’s a call after this chat where you bully and laugh at Harry’s sneezing and he just joins in and laughs with you. (This was one of my fav calls this week! hearing Harry laugh with you is such a joy. haha omg).

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Comments: First of all, I love that Harry takes the time to message you during his working hours. Second, holy cow! this day was GREAT! We’re finally seeing Harry’s POV during this particular scene on Teo’s route! I should’ve expected that Harry was just doing this to half-heartedly mess with Teo, but it’s so interesting how this incident completely riled Teo up. I remember Teo precisely telling MC how his talk with Harry bothered him so much. If Harry’s main intention was to push Teo’s buttons when he said those things about eliminating him, then he’s definitely got the result he wanted. Though I wanted to believe that while he did this to provoke yo boi Teo, he also did this out of respect because he clearly didn’t want to see Teo struggle and get humiliated like this in front of live television. In any case, I love that we are seeing two different perspectives now during these scenes! And I appreciated how these scenarios were written to show the player (us), Harry, and Teo’s differing viewpoints about the competition. I actually, went back to Teo’s route and re-read his bedtime chat during this day. Here, Teo chats up a storm to MC about how he felt upset when Harry said those things. I also laughed when he mentioned that Harry while walking away, made a weird sound akin to a horse – when we found out (during Harry’s route) that it was pretty much just Harry sneezing lmao!😂 It’s also funny how Teo was overthinking too much on this when Harry didn’t even bat an eye after this convo and just laughed his way home about something silly with MC while riding his limo. LOLOL Istg, Teo is just too nice of a guy! I feel bad for him, but also I can’t hate nor dislike him because he’s just a puppy doing his best. 🥺 Lastly, Harry is such a weirdo mannn.. like, running outside with a horse mask on just cause he wanted to work out? Dude is clearly bonkers for this.. but why do I find it adorable?

🚀DAY 48

Harry doesn’t have work or shooting today, so he happily lazes around in bed and asks you to hang with him if you’re not busy. ( ´ ω ` ) Suddenly Piu Piu interrupts and says Tain has been calling and texting him nonstop. Harry tells Piu Piu to ignore Tain but eventually yields when Piu Piu tells him it’s draining his batteries. Tain says he’s coming over, and that he’s already nearby. Come breakfast chat, Tain arrives and brings Harry some salad he prepared. Harry is a sucker for Tain’s cooking, so he munches on the food right away. Unaware, Harry continues to eat while Tain convinces Harry, yet again, to buy the estate he’s selling. Harry suddenly chokes on his food (apparently there are chicken tenders added to it, and Harry hates them). Tain plays dirty and tells Harry he’ll fetch him water if he promises to buy the land. Desperate, Harry agrees to Tain’s petty blackmail – so now he has no choice but to purchase the real estate. Later in the day, Harry heads to his personal safe to take out some money since Tain says he can’t accept a card. We find out soon enough that Harry’s safe is actually PRETTY HUGE! (He sends you a pic of it with his key), and you and Piu Piu joke about robbing him.lol After taking some bills out. The bank personnel tells Harry that it is procedure to get a new password and key every time you open and shut the safe. Harry gets annoyed but complies anyway. He calls you after this and tells you “what if I gave you the password for my safe?” (OMG YES HARRY SLAP ME SILLY WITH ALL YO DOLLA BILLS DADDY BWUHAHAHA) He tells you it doesn’t really matter if you knew what it is or not since you can’t come anyway (due to the address-sharing-ban). He says his new password is 4802. You ask if the password had any meaning and he says it doesn’t. He does post something on his priv account though which is an explanation why he chose that password. It stands for: “48” (48th day since you two met) and “02” two keys for both of you. (WELP, AAAAUUHHHGH HARRY WHY R U SO FLUFFY TODAY?! I CANT!) Night time and the plot thickens! Piu Piu tells you that Tain actually lied! The land he’s selling isn’t his but… Rachel’s! So Tain just simply did however he could as Rachel requested him to. (omg Tain you little prick!) Harry gets irritated and says he’ll contact his legal team but Rachel threatens him, and says if he backs out now he’ll have to return all the money to his safe and do all the procedures again he did earlier all by himself (rofl I love that Rachel knows exactly what Harry hates to do). Harry gets even more annoyed and just began signing the papers to get this over and done with. Rachel is stunned stupid that his brother just bought the land. She feels very elated and thanks Tain, and also blurts out of nowhere to Tain if he wants to be her boyfriend. (awwww…) During bedtime chat, Harry tells you how Rachel is so devilish to manipulate someone like that, and Tain was just as pathetic. Tain spams Harry with messages about finally having Rachel as his gf. We then find out after just a few minutes that he got dumped! (lmao poor Tain!) Harry lets out a chuckle and says his bad mood has finally been lifted. The call after this chat was so fun. You and Harry re-enact Rachel and Tain being lovers and then suddenly breaking up. This phone convo with Harry was too cute! omg

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Comments: JFC! Harry’s personal safe looks like a bank on its own! Also, nothing like rich folks waking up and just deciding to buy land like it ain’t nothing, huh? 🤣🤣🤣 Meanwhile, I’m out here struggling with my monthly mortgage bills! ROFL 🤣 I thought today’s episode was very entertaining. We get some side character action with Tain and Rachel tag-teaming against poor Harry. Ha! On a side note, I know I said that Rachel kinda rubbed me the wrong way back in week one because of her bratty attitude, but I guess she’s warming up to me now since her bitchy-ness was kind of hilarious, especially when it’s used to torment poor Tain Park. Their one-sided love story actually makes a great nuance to Harry’s route, and I love Tain and Rachel’s dynamic. The writing here works perfectly in establishing Harry’s unique relations with his friends and his sister. Also, I know this is quite the slapstick approach, but I find it extra hilarious that Harry, choking on an awfully cooked chicken tender on his salad was the plot device used for him to buy land. I mean, that was totally random but ok game, I’ll buy it, for now! 😂

🚀DAY 49-50

DAY 49: Today, Harry wakes up and sees Big Guy calling out to him desperately. Big Guy tells Harry that one of the plants outside has died. Big Guy, saddened about the plants dying started sobbing, and Harry comforts him a little, telling him not to cry. LOL Later in the day, Piu Piu tells you and Harry that Pi-pi may have caught a bug since the egg isn’t feeling well. He comes up with a plan to feed him baked (internet) cookies, so he asks Harry to log in to his phone browser and start browsing on some websites about ‘love’ so he can gather cookies to feed Pi-pi. Meanwhile, Big guy also tells Harry that the carrots in the garden are also dying because of some bugs. Nothing much happens during this day besides Harry swatting bugs with his hands and Big Guy scrambling to get pesticides. Harry also sends you random feet pics during this day.

DAY 50: Harry goes out for a drive in his expensive lamborghini (lol they didn’t really specified what kind of car he was driving, i just pictured it’s a lambo, cause why not). He tells you this isn’t the first time he drove on his own but he can’t remember the last time he did this either. The voice-to-text feature is turned ON, so he can talk to you while he’s driving. He tells you he’s going to the location of the land he bought (during Day 48). After sometime on the road, he realizes that he’s lost (lol of course!) and blames it on the GPS not working for him. (pfft!)🤣 He reaches some sort of barren beach location, parks his car somewhere and started walking. A few minutes later he tells you he’s lost again.🤣 Piu Piu after disappearing earlier to take care of Pi-Pi, comes back in the chatroom and helps Harry with directions. Harry sends you a pic of the beach and you notice there are foot prints in the sand. You, Harry and Piu Piu later find out that it belongs to this stranger who’s walking barefoot at the beach. Harry befriends this strangger and asks for help with directions. The guy tells him he’d be happy to take Harry to his destination, so Harry follows him. Harry texts you that the guy is kind of a weirdo, and doesn’t talk that much. He also tells you that the dude only talks about strange things like aliens, planets, and ‘listening to the stars’. Harry shows no interest with these weird topics at hand, but proceeds to just follow the guy regardless. It was night time when they finally reached Harry’s destination. Harry takes a pic of the land he just bought and we find out it’s actually a small island??? He then says he’d like to go home, so the stranger takes him back to where his car was parked. Harry also tells you at the end of the chat, that the guy’s name was Noah. GASSP!! After bedtime chat, Harry calls you and says he stopped his car for a moment just to talk to you. He then tells you that there’s something about Noah that caught his attention, and that he was probably the most unusual person he’s met. He tells you to not wait for him, and just go to bed first, saying his Good night at the end of the call.

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Comments: I knew it! I knew he was talking to Noah, the moment he said something about “listening to the stars and planets”. Okay so for context, this might be a spoiler to Teo’s route so just a heads up! Noah is actually Teo’s *friend* who’s obsessed with astrology. Teo mentions him several times in his route and there’s even an episode, all the way to Teo’s end-of-route days, where Teo follows Noah to Mint Eye, where he met V, Rika, and Unknown. So yes, to those who think The Ssum doesn’t have some sort of plot… I think the fact that Noah appears both in Teo and Harry’s route says a lot about the game branching into this overarching story. That said, I’m not sure how I feel about this, because truth be told… I do not like the whole *Mint Eye* arc in MM. Screw that! And I do not want our boys Teo and Harry to get sucked into this arc either. Let The Ssum be its own game and not piggyback on MM’s whole conflict. Please, Cheritz! I’m begging! I’m tired of Mint Eye, Rika, and all this annoying cult BS! 😣 I just want some happy days with Harry.🥺 On a different note, the random feet pics are back! and Idk if I should be annoyed or tickled pink by it.🤣

🚀DAY 51-53

DAY 51: Because he was out in the cold yesterday so late – Today, Harry’s caught a fever! He said he is fine but mentions he’s kind of dizzy. You worry about him and he tells you not to bother him and shoo’s you away out of the chatroom! (JERK!) He also asks you on your opinion regarding the land he bought and took a picture yesterday. He asks what you think he should do with it. Nothing significant happens this day besides Harry being sick and just staying at home making some model scales.

DAY 52: Today, Harry is irritable and doesn’t talk to you until lunchtime. Piu Piu says Harry is tired and is dealing with his post-fever syndrome so he’s just staying in bed all morning. Later in the day, he asks you what kind of house you want to get (and I picked the answer “a neat house” and he agrees that the house needs to be organized as he hates living in a cluttered environment). Come nighttime and he sends you more feet pics (the feet pic this time is actually not that bad, since its his entire legs with a snippet of his crotch lmao!) Nothing happens again this day besides Harry telling you his hands are tired and shaking from all the lego he did yesterday.

DAY 53: Yo boi Harry, is still not feeling well, and he complains that his back aches. You tell him its probably because he’s always crouching on the floor and you suggest that maybe its time for him to buy furniture, like a sofa or a chair because he’s literally got none at his place. Piu Piu dials Harry’s personal shopper and they both go out shopping for furniture together. At the furniture place, Harry is being picky and doesn’t like any of the selections. His personal shopper got a little fed up and leaves him there so she can make a few errands that she needed to do on her end. Harry roams around the furniture shop, finds a snow globe and takes a picture of it. You tell him you like it and he buys it for himself saying he’s interested in it too. Come night time and Big Guy picks up Harry and takes him home. Harry’s shopper calls him later pissed off and tells him she’s going to buy the most expensive chair in the shop and will send it over to him asap, out of spite. LOL. The day ends, with a chair being delivered at Harry’s place and he absolutely despises it. It’s an expensive antique chair and you joke about it looks like its from your past life as a princess.🤣 Harry hated the chair so much, telling you it disturbs him just by looking at it. He covers it with some bed sheets and keeps it out of sight.

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Comments: Again, these three days are anything but filler chapters. Nothing particularly significant happens here. I was bored during days 51-52, but I enjoyed the furniture episode (Day 53) and was cackling when Harry went to buy the snow globe out of nowhere.

🚀DAY 54-55

DAY 54: Harry arrives at the studio for more MoM shoots. He complains to you that none of the contestants are getting better even after practicing. He’s also annoyed that they (as judges) had to visit the participants’ dorm to do some on-screen coaching. Sometime later, Harry randomly tells you that he’s going to set up Tain and Rachel. He asks you for some advice about it. He later on messages Rachel saying: “Rachel, meet Tain.” (LMAOOO), and Rachel was like: “What? Did you just talk to me? Who do you think you are?!” (LOLOL) Harry just left it at that and says he did his best. lol After the shoot, Harry immediately goes home and lies in his bed just to recuperate from the shooting’s hustle n’ bustle atmosphere. Piu Piu sends you a pic of Harry laying down staring at the ceiling, (HAHA SUCH A MOOD!!) and tells you Harry has used up all his energy. Later at night, Harry receives a text from Rachel agreeing she’s going to meet Tain just this one time and asks where she should go. Harry ignores the text message and doesn’t reply back. You tell him that it’s not cool to leave her hanging like that. But he argues saying it doesn’t really matter and you should worry about yourself instead of others. During bedtime chat, Harry tells you he’s back at the studio because the MoM staff urgently called for him, saying he needs to shoot additional footage. It’s looking like they just needed Harry there to play the bad guy and reprimand the contestants. Harry says it’s no big deal and asks Piu Piu to record this as overtime (for whenever he gets his check). ***(For context, he told the contestants “If you guys don’t keep your practice time, it will count against you…” – which resulted for Teo and the other MoM participants to completely vacate the practice room after Harry tells them this).

DAY 55: Today Harry is on another early morning shoot for MoM. He chats with you saying he’s getting coffee for the other staff/judges (as a courtesy, wow!). While the other staff members approach him, Piu Piu turns on voice-to-text, so you can hear what’s currently happening. Harry chit-chats with the MoM staff all cordial and pleasant, and they compliment him on how his mane is so shiny today. (cackles)..🤣 Harry plays along, until they ask him, who he talks to all the time on his phone. (GASP!!) he then answers “I should ask first if it’s okay to tell you”. And now all the staff members are intrigued! He then continues and says ‘he can’t tell them who this person is’, and just laughs it off like it’s nothing. Lunchtime and the shoot finally begins! Piu Piu tells you that the judges are evaluating the participants, and they were quite harsh, especially Harry! He also adds that Teo just finished his performance and that he looks good!^_^ The first judge tells Teo that his singing and dancing finally reached “OK” level and the second judge chimes in saying she loves Teo’s acting. Now it’s Harry’s turn to evaluate Teo and he….. bolts out of his seat abruptly and runs to his waiting room. Everyone was left stunned. 😱 After shutting the door behind him, Harry chats with you saying something’s wrong with the makeup he’s wearing inside the horse mask. He takes off the mask and snaps a close-up pic of his neck profile. You find out Harry is having some sort of allergy from the mask. He tells you he wants to go home but Piu Piu reminds him that the shooting is not over yet and violating his schedule with no legitimate reason could only result in extra required participation. Harry doesn’t like to shoot any more extra scenes so he decides to stay and continue for the day. He calls you after this chat and tells you not to worry about his allergies, and that Big Guy is now on his way to Harry with a new horse mask! (lol yay Big Guy to the rescue!!) Later at night, Harry chats with you and tells you his neck is fine, and that it was just an allergic reaction to the previous mask he wore. Piu Piu interrupts the chat and tells Harry that he should not have ranted to Teo like that. Apparently, after Harry got back on set, Teo walked up to him and demanded some feedback, and he told him he was ‘lame’ (lol wow such a meanie!) You told him being honest is one thing, but he needs to realize that people will criticize him for this. Harry replies that he doesn’t care. And says he’s fine being criticized by others as long as it’s not you. He also explains that Teo took a role that had so many scenes which didn’t mesh well with his ability to sing, act, and dance. (He’s talking about the DraKola scenes in Teo’s route). He leaves the chatroom saying “there’s something he needs to do.” Come bedtime chat, and Harry tells you he came to see Teo and tried to ‘correct’ his evaluation of him from earlier. He also mentions that Teo says he needs to do his best because someone is watching him, and there was an option in the choices for MC to say “Is he talking about me?” (I accidentally picked this option, and Harry’s response seemed a bit irritated! T_T uhuhu!) The call after this chat is where Harry explains that he showed Teo “footage” about what he’s trying to tell him from earlier. His explanation here was kind of vague but if you’ve played Teo’s route, this was the day when Teo tells you that Harry came to see him and showed him a video of Teo holding the camera filming his colleagues looking all happy.

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Comments: Before I go over this day… I just wanna ask, where the hell is Zen? He’s appeared a lot in Teo’s route, but he gets zero mentions during Harry’s, which is kind of odd since you’d assume there will be Zen cameos as both he and Harry are judges. But we get nothing so far?! Hmm… My hunch about Zen not being mentioned in this timeline is probably because Harry just doesn’t care who the other judges are. He doesn’t care about the people in Muse of Musical in general. I mean, that’s got to be it, right? I’m finding this headcanon actually quite hilarious because it explains Harry’s personality to a T! Harry, just doesn’t give a rats ass about anyone that does not concern him. Even if it’s someone as breathtakingly beautiful as Zen. I also wanted to make a quick reference that during Day 54 in Teo’s route, Teo also mentions Harry criticizing the contestants for practicing late – which only furthers our theory that both routes timelines are indeed parallel to each other.

So for Day 55, I noticed that Harry seems to only give you very vague info about what’s going on in his head. Take the last scene for example where he showed Teo the ‘video footage’ he took, guilt trippin’ the man that he’s not meant to be here. But rather, his passion is to make movies instead. Of course, for anyone who hasn’t played Teo’s route, this would be confusing as heck but since we all have played Day 55 Teo – we’ve kind of gotten the gist of what’s happening here. I’m not one to complain, but I think the writers could’ve at least explained this scene better for the newer players who didn’t bother playing the first love interest. I’m also a little conflicted about whether they did this on purpose considering Harry’s personality? – who’s very closed off and rarely shares what he truly is thinking at the back of his head. 🤷‍♀️

🚀DAY 56

The day starts with Harry ranting in the chatroom about how he can’t stand Teo’s bubbly personality. He says he’s the type of person that he can never get along with. A file was shared in MoM’s group chat, and the author says they are nicknames with picture references to help them get to know the contestants. Piu Piu opens the file and sees Teo’s photo being compared to a puppy dog. The opinions written on Teo’s profile say: ‘He likes mingling with people like a puppy’. Harry seems to get extremely annoyed with this comparison, and if you pick the choices making light of the situation regarding Teo, he’ll get more irritated. (The option I picked here says: “Teo looks like he’s in love” – and Harry doesn’t seem to like this comment either. But I believe this option unlocks a phone call). He logs off chat and says he’s going to get some fresh air. He calls you after, and asks you how can ‘love’ change one’s personality. I picked the option that says ‘they create a happy energy, just like Teo back there’. And he analyzes that ‘love’ can probably control you, and let you do things you don’t intend to do, like smiling out of nowhere. After teasing him and making him laugh a little, he tells you he’s going to run for a bit to clear his head. During breakfast chat, Piu Piu tells you that Harry is still running but sees Teo running behind him. Teo seems determined in asking Harry for advice regarding the difference between “sexy and suggestive”. (If you played Teo’s route, this was the episode where the MoM contestants are tasked to perform ‘sexy and suggestive’ musical roles in their missions.) Harry, annoyed by Teo’s presence runs even faster so he couldn’t catch up to him. In the end, Teo trips, and stumbles in the dirt causing sand and dirt to also land on Harry and his clothes. Come lunchtime, Harry made a poll in MoM’s chatroom. The poll was vaguely implying to eliminate or keep Teo in the competition. (They worded this as: ‘To either keep a bright and cunning contestant that doesn’t have any talents or to eliminate them’). The consensus was to ‘eliminate’ and Harry feels happy about the result. You ask Harry why he hates Teo so much and he denies it saying ‘one should not be allowed to move to the competition if they do not have the talent and skills to go on’. (I noticed that the game seems to imply that you confront Harry on his weird hatred towards Teo, so I just went with the options suggesting that). There’s a call during this day, where Harry tells you “Happy 56th Day” (aughuhu it means he’s counting the days since he’s met MC! wehhh!) During night time, Harry seems to be so adamant in picking on Teo so he gives both him and Joseph some advice on what’s sexy and suggestive. You confront him again about trying to sabotage Teo’s performance and he replies saying “How did you know?”. Anyway, the day ends with Harry sort of admitting he is lowkey bullying MoM contestants (particularly Teo).

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Comments: Besides the awesome phone calls with Harry, esp. when he greeted you with a Happy 56th Daysarry (lol). I kind of want to smack this boy in the face. Like bro, why are you so stubborn and determined to bully Teo? For real, I’m not even a Teo fangirl, but Harry is clearly acting so immature about his resolve to pull Teo’s strings. I’m also kind of scared that maybe I’m making the wrong choices in the game. And that my choices implying MC is secretly talking to Teo behind Harry’s back are causing Harry to act this way? Haha Then again, Harry is pretty much the type of person who can pull all kinds of tricks up his sleeve just to get what he wants, so I guess this sort of explains why he’s so hyperfixated on getting rid of Teo in the competition? Because he couldn’t get him to leave the first few attempts, is this why he’s so determined to see this through this time around?

🚀DAY 57

Harry leaves early to meet Tain, and when he got to Tain’s bar, he sees Rachel and two other people there. The other woman present is an influencer called “Sarah Lee” and Piu Piu scans her social media and says she currently has 25K followers in her Outstagram account. Piu Piu also comments that Tain and Rachel looks kind of desperate. I re-read this whole Day-Episode again, and this is what went down: So apparently, Miss Sarah Lee goes to see Tain at his bar. At the same time, Rachel did as well. So now, they are currently in an awkward position of running into each other unexpectedly. The other dude with Sarah is probably just an acquaintance, and I’m assuming Harry is there because either Tain or Rachel messaged him to come. During their lunch-dinner soiree, Sarah shows interest in Tain and flirts with him. Tain reciprocates back and is extra nice to Sarah, giving her his jacket because she’s cold and then turning the thermostat up for her. Tain also introduces Sarah to Rachel and Harry, saying Sarah’s family manages a few businesses in the music industry. Rachel asks how the two met, and Tain answers they are business partners. Basically, Sarah used Tain’s bar before as a location to shoot her promotional gigs, and because the event was a success, they’ve partnered up since then. Rachel gets irritated seeing Tain and Sarah all lovey-dovey subtly flirting with each other, so she snatches up Harry’s phone, went to the ladies’ room, and then looks up Sarah’s social media account. She made snide comments about Sarah flirting with Tain, mocking her out of spite (this all happens while Piu-Piu’s voice-to-text feature is still on, so you and Piu Piu pretty much heard everything lol). Sarah then enters the ladies’ room, and she and Rachel made small talk. Rachel bluntly asks Sarah if she’s interested in Tain and Sarah says, “Yes”, hence the reason why she came here to visit Tain today. After this exchange, Piu Piu activates the language filter ON as it looks like Rachel was cursing lol. Night comes and before Sarah leaves, she scribbles something on a piece of paper and hands it to Tain. Piu Piu scans it and tells you that her personal number is written on the paper. Harry goes home but also tells you that Rachel stomped on Tain’s foot and was wailing if he’s seriously going to call Sarah (LOL). There’s a call during this day where Harry tells you he didn’t like it when his phone isn’t with him because he couldn’t talk to you. He also admits that he’s getting used to having you around now. (AAAH… this call was really sweet *kicks feet*) During bedtime chat, Harry tells you that he’s only interested in Tain and Rachel’s relationship because you show interest in them as well. (Awwww).

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Comments: Aaah, this is such a cute episode omg! I also don’t know why I keep picturing Kyung-soo as Tain in my head (ahaha). Anyway, I thought it was funny how Harry was pretty much like this while witnessing all the shenanigans happen in front of him.😂 I’d like to think he’s entertained, and at the same time, wanted MC to be entertained with him as well since he knows MC is quite curious about Rachel and Tain’s one-sided love story. I’m also yet again, warming up more to Rachel because while she’s still a rich spoiled brat, she’s not annoying like Echo girl or Sarah Choi.😂 I am very happy that Cheritz wrote this type of subplot in Harry’s route. It’s such a refreshing break from the focus to our protagonist Harry, and diverts the story’s central point to the side characters around him, giving Harry the opportunity & agency to be more aware of others’ relationships genuinely taking root besides his own.

🚀DAY 58-59

DAY 58: Today Harry tells you that tomorrow will be MoM’s live broadcast day, and he’s not looking forward to being in front of a live camera all day long. He says he’s going to rest for today and sends you feet pics with the carrot tattoo on his leg.😂 He also tells you that MoM participants are doing their rehearsals in the studio atm and that he doesn’t need to see it, so he sends Big Guy over to the set dressed as him instead. He forwards you Big Guy’s selfie all beefed up in his black suit wearing the horse mask!😂 (hahahaha) You tell him no one’s gonna fall for it since he and Big Guy are different in size and Harry just shrugs it off saying no one will notice. He also makes Big Guy run around and do light exercises outside the studio so people will be convinced that it’s him (omg lol). Piu Piu also tells Harry that Rachel and Tain have been texting him nonstop, and Harry tells Piu Piu, to just ignore them (click the scrapbook to see what Tain and Rachel are messaging Harry). Later, Malong drops by and brings Harry some carrot rice cakes in exchange for the expensive chair that Harry hates. Apparently, Harry is giving the chair to Malong since he couldn’t stand it. All the while, Harry is still getting spammed with chats from Tain and Rachel, so he asks Piu Piu to create a priv chatroom and add them both so they’d stop bothering him. Piu Piu also adds Harry and Malong to the group and Harry gets even more annoyed. He leaves the chat, but they keep re-adding him. He asks you what he needs to do so they’ll stop pestering him, and you answer to tell them ‘you’re taken’. Harry did just that, and surprisingly, it worked. LOL🤷‍♀️

DAY 59: It’s the Muse of Musical Live Broadcast Day!! And holy cow! The way to the studio is pretty crowded as fans flock over to the broadcasting location. It looks like the show is really popular! Big Guy is driving Harry to the studio, and they decide to take a detour to get away from the crowd. Harry tells you he’ll drop at a nearby cafe, get some black tea and walk to the studio. Upon arriving at the cafe, Harry spots Teo getting interviewed. He immediately gets irritated by the fact that Teo is always in a positive mood. He tells you he can’t understand why the fans are going crazy over Teo when he doesn’t have the talent nor skills for this competition. You tell him it’s probably because Teo is perky and beaming with positivity, and he counter-argues your opinion saying “Teo is such a typical prototype of the nice-guy-syndrome.” He says seeing Teo being overly passionate makes him very uncomfortable and angry. There’s a call after breakfast chat where Harry tells you that he doesn’t want you calling him “Director Harry” because it makes him feel distant to you and he doesn’t want that as it’s only you who knows the ‘real’ him. (uhuhu Harry is getting sentimental, i cry!! 😭) Lunchtime and Piu Piu interrupts your chat convo with Harry, saying Teo is about to go on stage! Piu Piu sends a picture of Teo looking so good in front of live camera that even Harry is mesmerized and moved by Teo’s presence. During the call after this, you tell Harry that you get motivated yourself when you see someone like Teo doing his best, and he replies by saying that for a split second, he felt the same way when he saw Teo on stage glowing with positivity (oh-em-gee!).

Come dinner time, Harry puts on his horse mask and leaves the chatroom shortly to appear on live television. Piu Piu relays to you everything that’s happening in MoM and mentions that it’s finally time for Teo to get evaluated by both the audience and judges. Piu Piu says Teo got first place on the audience’s score and that everyone was crazy about his performance earlier. Now, it’s time for the judges to reveal their scores and Piu Piu is aghast to see the ratings of 85/90/0/80. He hacks into MoM’s system and finds out that the judge who gave the score “0” was… HARRY! Piu Piu cuts the chat shortly, saying he’ll do some more digging. In the end, Teo was eliminated from the competition. During bedtime chat, Harry tells you the score “0” was a mistake, and he didn’t mean it. You tell him he shouldn’t treat business as something personal and he replies he’d never do that, and adds that what’s done is done. He kind of just left it like that, and switches to a different topic during the last call of the day, where he asks you why aren’t you afraid of him.

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Comments: Let’s go over a bit of basic psychology here. Have you ever disliked someone just because you can’t vibe with their energy? I mean, it doesn’t have to be someone you know personally. It can be a celebrity, an influencer, or just a random passerby you happen to notice, but immediately recognize that you two can never see eye to eye. This is the “Judging or Perceiving” part of our inner personalities in the works. I’m bringing this up because this is exactly what Teo is to Harry. To Harry’s judging persona, Teo is someone he can never get along with, nor understand. The contrast between their personalities is like yin and yang. He’ll never get why Teo is always brimming with positive energy because this attitude or mentality is something that contradicts his own. And he’s very closed off, to accepting anything other than his perspective alone (this is probably due to a lot of factors; e.g. childhood influences and upbringing is one). LMAO! Not me deep-diving into Harry’s character all of a sudden?! (cackles) Am I in too deep with this already? HAHA😂 Anyway, to put it simply, I kind of understand how they wrote Harry’s character here. Sometimes, you don’t have to have a reason to dislike someone. And sometimes there will always be individuals you just can’t vibe with.

🚀DAY 60-61

DAY 60: Early morning, Piu Piu informs Harry that his inbox has been continuously getting messages from this reporter who wants to do a special article on the judges of MoM. Harry recognizes the guy in question and also adds that this dude even booked a ticket to get inside the studio yesterday to beg for an interview. Harry decides to deal with him asap just to get this over and done with. During breakfast chat, Harry arrives at the interview location and notices that no one’s there. He realizes too late that the article about the ‘MoM judges’ was only a guise to ambush and corner him for a personal interview. Out of nowhere, the reporter starts rolling the camera. Harry is livid, but since this caught him off guard, he has no choice but to go through with it. The reporter then starts jabbing Harry with unruly personal questions that are borderline offensive. Harry is furious but keeps his temper in control. He answers all the questions smoothly rebutting any accusations and countering any kind of misinformation the reporter prods at him. You tell Piu Piu how Harry is so good with his answers and Piu Piu was like “That’s because he’s non other than Harry Choi!”😊 (YEEEAAHBOOI OMG HARRY DAEBAK!! FIGHTING!!!) The reporter then brings up, if Harry is even qualified to be a judge in MoM since he’s no longer a director and adds that he knew Harry quit making movies after “Blue Moon” (Harry’s last film that won him best director). You and Piu Piu were stunned to hear this since only a few knew about Harry quitting. There’s a call that happens after this scene where Harry tells you that only Big Guy, Piu Piu, and You, knew about him quitting his Directing job, and he also posts in his priv account saying you’re most likely the candidate to spill this detail to the press, but he’ll let it pass for now. :((( Harry finishes up the interview in due course, but it’s still an egregious, unpleasant experience for him. During dinner chat, you spend your time lightening up Harry’s mood, and he tells you to never bring up the topic of the interview from earlier, ever again. The bedtime chat was exceptionally short, when Harry tells you he’s not in the mood to talk.

DAY 61: Today we say goodbye to Planet Burny as we land in Planet Pi’s orbit! …and OOF! Harry is nowhere to be found! Piu Piu tells you he’s gone, and he’s left his phone uncharged at home. It was only you and Piu Piu in the chatroom from wakeup to lunch chat. There are a couple of liberties here as far as choices on how MC should react. You can be a worrywart, a jokester, a pissed-off MC (lol), someone who doesn’t care, or someone calmer. In my case, I was selecting the more level-headed choices, but I also gave it a mix of anger, anxious, and worried. Either way, I like that we are given different liberties on how to handle this scenario according to our mood and preferences. Since Harry is out of sight, the calls you’ll get here, are also pre-recorded. So apparently, Piu Piu and Harry prepared some pre-recorded calls some time ago, just in case an emergency arises (like today). And I like how Harry sounds like a total doofus clumsily recording messages for MC (haha). It was dinnertime when Harry finally returns to the chatroom, he says he knows you’re angry and worried and tells you he’s incredibly sorry for disappearing without saying a word. He adds that he didn’t want you to see him angry that’s why he left. The call after this is where Harry explains to you even further that he didn’t want to let his mood determine his attitude toward you. He also tells you you’re ‘someone like no other’, and apologizes, promising this will never happen again. (*CRIES* OMG THIS IS SO SWEET? HELP!!) During bedtime chat, he tells you that chatting with you everyday is a fun routine for him and he doesn’t wanna ruin that. You ask him if he really feels happy when he talks to you and he says “YES, that’s why I came back.” (…uhuhu Harry…)🥺

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Comments: I felt the awkwardness and intensity during the ambushed-interview scene, so I gotta commend the writers for that. I also loved how this whole episode made me cheer for our chaebol protagonist on the side during their stressful exchange with that sly reporter!  (it’s giving me kdrama vibes, if anything). However, there were also some lines and choices here that made me feel a little uncomfy. There were some parts in the interview scene where Harry confronts the reporter about something sensitive, and it looks like the game wanted MC to be really nosy about it. Harry also tells MC that she should know her limits when it comes to these things, and TBH I agree with Harry – I don’t like it when a game forces you to pry on someone else’s private life like that against their will, ya know! How ironic, since we’re already prying into Harry’s personal space for 60+ days and ongoing (CACKLES)😂😂😂 But this was only because Harry was cool with it. However, if he says STOP, then I believe MC should get the memo.

As for the “first fight” episode (Day61) – this sort of reminded me of Teo’s first fight scenario, but less dramafied? Harry was just trying to cool off on his own. And what’s good about it (this time) was that he clearly had reasons to. Whereas in Teo’s route, the fight was kinda out-of-nowhere, and really confusing esp. if you were choosing the non-clingy answers for MC (for context, MC in Teo’s route was either chill or clingy). I really don’t want to shit on Teo’s route because he’s a good boy and doesn’t deserve all the hate, but man, that fight scene in Mewry to me, was awful af.🥴 (laughs)

🚀DAY 62

Today, Harry wants to make up for the unnecessary drama he caused yesterday. He asks you if you wanna go somewhere and the choices were either: camping, amusement park or nothing (?). I picked the amusement park out of spite😈 and Harry tells you he’ll get ready in a moment during a phone call after this. Breakfast chat, and Harry sends you a picture of him by the amusement park. He says people are staring at him and you replied ‘it’s because ur missing a headband…” Harry was like “You’d honestly think I’d wear something like that?!” and I made sure to pick the answers that let him know this is the only way he can make up for making you sad (LOLOL). Harry eventually concedes, buys a cat ear headband, and sends you a selfie of him wearing it! (OMGG HAHAHA SO CUTE! I CANT!) During lunchtime, you tell him to check out some rides. I picked the ‘merry-go-round’ option, and Harry does what he’s told to! (HAHAHA) he sends you a cute picture of him, churros in one hand while riding the merry-go-round!!😂 You also tell him about the “Beer and chicken” combo and he wonders what it is, you egg on him to try it and he says he’ll consider. Later in the evening, Harry texts you and tells you he’s sitting by the park trying “Beer and chicken”!! He sends you a picture of his food and a selfie of him drinking beer. Piu Piu suddenly alerts Harry that a bunch of people is approaching him. Some random man and woman ask Harry if he’s a celebrity and forces him to take a picture with them. Harry turns them down and tells them off saying it’s not nice to just randomly goad people like that. In the end, they apologized and left him alone. If you call Harry after this, he’ll tell you that the “Beer and chicken” combo isn’t that bad at all and he may ask their family chef to make this for him sometime. Bedtime chat, Harry asks you if you feel any better by any chance now. He apologizes again and again to you and says he’ll never do it again, he’ll never make you feel sad ever again. (OMFG IM GOING TO CRY HE IS SO PRECIOUS AAUGHUHUHU HARRY! BEST BOY!!) He also tells you that he enjoyed his day today, and he likes doing new stuff with you and doesn’t mind doing whatever you tell him to do again. (SCREAMS)

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Comments: AAAAH THIS DAY WAS SUCH A TREAT! Harry is so sweet, like fr! Whatever it is he’s done isn’t even that terrible??? His reason for leaving abruptly like that on Day 61 was perfectly reasonable. I find nothing wrong with taking some time off for yourself alone. And since he and MC aren’t really committed to each other, he kinda has no obligation to tell us where he’s gone. But since the game is implying that MC and Harry are in an “unofficial relationship” then I guess there had to be drama thrown around in the middle, right? Also, isn’t it so refreshing to hear Harry say sorry over and over again as if his life depends on it?😂 This episode has awakened the do-S in me that I just wanna bully Harry, boss him around, and playfully guilt trip him!😂 It’s about time the game lets us do this! This day was legit therapy out of nowhere! Profoundly satisfying! 10/10!

🚀DAY 63

We start the day with Harry telling you he’s harvested some carrots! Suddenly Big Guy appears wailing at Harry, saying he shouldn’t pull out the carrots like that and adds that he can’t pull out the baby lettuce either since he’s grown them. Big Guy continues to reprimand Harry about gardening and how Harry is incompetent in taking care of the plants. Harry gets irritated and tells Big Guy to get out. During breakfast chat, Harry tells you he’s going to fire Big Guy and hire someone else (WTF???) He says he’s now on his way to find Big Guy’s replacement. Come lunch chat, and they arrive at this huge mansion, where some *mechanical noise* greets Harry and identifies him as VVVIP member (ID 284512). You asked Piu Piu if it was a *machine* who said that, and Piu Piu says yes. Later on, the master of the mansion receives Harry and Harry talks to him about wanting to return Big Guy. (WAIT A SECOND… IS THIS WHAT I THINK IT IS???) 😳You comment on the side saying, how he says all this seems ‘cold blooded’. The master of the mansion, apologizes to Harry and gave him some instructions on the return procedure. Suddenly, something catches Harry’s attention. Piu Piu says Harry is looking at this one guy sitting in the corner of the mansion, knitting. He mumbles on his own blurting out: “He seems okay”. During dinner chat, the master of the mansion comes back and thanks Harry for waiting. He also says that the ‘basic information has already been transferred’. He gives Harry the report card of Hwihyul Bahn aka BIG GUY! (OMG SO THIS IS BIG GUY’S REAL NAME!!) Harry is then given a form to fill out and is instructed to write down the ‘reason for returning’. Harry asks for some time and the master of the mansion left him so he can gather his thoughts. Come bedtime chat, and Harry tells you he’s not going home tonight because it’s too late, so he’s staying in the mansion. Suddenly he got thirsty so he looks for the kitchen so he can get a glass of water. After some time (there was a long pause here), Piu Piu comes to the chatroom to report to you that Harry is currently in the kitchen talking to another person. The person was non-other than the the knitting guy he spotted earlier. Apparently this mysterious man handed Harry a cup of water that happens to have Harry’s fav. water temperature. Harry is amazed by this person, and asks for his name. We find out that the mystery man’s name is Duckchool Ma, and Piu Piu comments how Harry keeps staring at him. Harry then tells you to go to sleep first, as he’s going to talk a little more to his new found friend.

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Comments: YO, WHAT IN THE ACTUAL PHUCKET??? So what is Big Guy exactly? They made it sound in this episode like he’s non-human? Bro….😳 I am SHOOK! WHAT?!😳😳😳 What the heck is this? I didn’t see this coming? Huh??!!😱 It’s looking like Big Guy is some sort of AI robot that was created in this so-called “Secret Service Academy” place, that only the elite secret society knows about. If this isn’t the case and Big Guy is indeed human, then could this place be some sort of grounds where they train special agents (in this case, bodyguards) possessing super-human abilities, like what we got with… you know… Shiraishi (CxM) and Orlok (Piofiore)? Hmm…

***(I can’t actually wait to find out more about this subplot tomorrow) but for now, I leave you all with this cliffhanger, and shall continue my logs next week!


THEORY TIME!

These three weeks were on fire! So many interesting subplots are happening! So many eye-opening reveals took place that we clearly didn’t expect! I’m honestly still processing these days as we speak (laughs).😂 I don’t think I have enough smarty-pants theories to add today other than what I’ve already written in parts three, and four, but here goes nothing!

  • (Confirmed) Teo and Harry’s timelines are indeed parallel. However, it only starts on the 30th day of both their routes. Specifically, the moment we started orbiting Planet Mewry (in Teo’s Route) and Planet Burny (in Harry’s Route). I’ve included some bonus clips (from Teo’s route) on scrapbook Day 44, & Day 47 above, to confirm this even further.
  • (Noticed) Not exactly a theory per se, but rather an observation that’s still worth mentioning, I guess? I noticed that Mewry and Burny relatively have similar themes in the main menu screen. And since both their days are in sync with each other – it makes me think that both planets are somewhat revolving in the same direction & are virtually on the same plane.
  • (New) Is Big Guy human or non-human? I’m still not sure about this, but for now, I’ll bet my money on “non-human” and see if we can debunk this in the next coming weeks.
  • (New) Tain and Rachel may end up together, actually. Again, from the events above, this one’s highly likely panning out.
  • (New) Noah may lure Harry to Mint Eye, but knowing Harry’s personality, he will probably decline the first minute this happens.
  • (New) Harry’s Father (theory #1). There’s no mention of him during these weeks, but if Big Guy is an AI robot, then perhaps Harry’s dad is affiliated with underground technology? or the underground society? SIGH (Why do I shiver, when I think about this…)😰
  • (New) Harry’s Father (theory #2). I think it’s also worth noting that during Teo’s route Day 47, Teo mentions that Harry’s father came from another country and lived in a place where there are a lot of horses. I can only think of Scotland for this. They may not actually mention the name of the country, but from what we saw during Day 32 (Harry’s route) – Harry’s grandpa was wearing a tartan kilt, a traditional attire for Scottish men in the early 16th century. Additionally, you have the Scottish “kelpies” to further this theory. The Kelpies, in modern-day culture, are famously known as the horsehead statues in Scotland, which represents the myth behind the horse-like spirit creature from Scottish folklore.

PLANETS PI AND BURNY

Planet Burny is a place where you can jot down some tips and advice on something you’re good at or passionate about, so other users who are seeking this knowledge would come across them and hopefully use them for their own benefit. I posted some topics about Int’l backpacking and traveling (because fun fact, I used to keep a blog about backpacking across countries a decade ago lmao) and some tips on website coding, and I’m glad a few other users find my posts helpful.

I have not unlocked Planet Pi yet. But I’ve recently just got a hold of a Terran Turtle, which is one of the inhabiting creatures of Pi. Check out the slides above for its image! I’ve also unlocked a Jelly species while I was orbiting the planet Burny. Jelly creatures produce Burny energies. And yes, I named my turtle, “Soup”, and my Jelly “Jelloshot” (laughs). All my creatures are named after food, tbh.😂

I keep forgetting to mention this tiny detail, but for every new planet you orbit in The Ssum, your love interest’s hair color, and eyes change as well. This is nothing new if you’ve played Teo’s route. Harry on planet Burny has burgundy hair and his eye color is kept blue, while on planet Pi, Harry’s eye color completely changes into an amber shade while his hair is dyed golden blonde. The emojis for planet Pi are also super adorable!


TRAILER


63 DAYS OF HARRY’S ROUTE (OVERALL THOUGHTS)

Nine weeks and counting! I honestly can’t believe I’ve stuck this long. They weren’t kidding when they said Harry’s route was a slow-burn type of romance, but I never would’ve guessed that his plot/story would feel the same?😳

I expected a little bit of drama from these three weeks alone, and they were met exceedingly. Harry’s run in the Muse of Musical was quite refreshing, and I assumed this was because we already knew what went down during these events on Teo’s route. The fact that we are getting another character’s perspective makes the MoM arc even more interesting. Witnessing the contrast of personalities between our two male leads was delightful in so many ways.

Outside of Muse of Musical, there were also interesting subplots that were introduced during these three weeks. I am quite interested in Tain and Rachel’s blossoming love story now, and it’s really satisfying to actually see Harry be invested in other people’s relationships, other than his own. The Big Guy’s episode was also quite the shocker! It’s one that I never saw coming. So I’m very excited to learn more about his origins as well as unravel the secrets surrounding Harry’s family.

As for the romance in weeks 7,8, and 9. I believe we get the same hot and cold signals from Harry, similar to the weeks prior (orbiting planet Burny). But, I’ve seen a drastic change the moment we land in planet Pi’s orbit (After Day 61). Harry is acting more like an “official” partner now. He doesn’t deny his fondness towards MC (you) anymore, and…the man is a little crazy for this, but it feels like he’s putting all his trust in you above everything else. I’ve noticed that he laughs even more now during phone calls and even jokes around and teases you out of nowhere. Istg, his VA is doing gods work for this game!

Also, I appreciate how the game lets Harry check up on how MC’s day has been going so far. I’ve noticed that he checks up on you regularly now like clockwork and I think the responses we are given this time are more varied (sometimes five choices) to make it seem more realistic. I’m always selecting the answers that imply MC being really tired or having a bad day from work (because this honestly spells out my mood every day after work lmaooo)😂 so Harry can respond back with his clumsy words of ‘comfort’.(cackles) 

With all this being said, I do have one gripe during these three weeks and I can only blame myself for this… I think I am getting burned out from all the time traveling I do!😂 LOL Sometimes I get too impatient that I tend to go over four in-game days in a span of 4-5 hours, and due to a lot happening during these days in the game, I get overwhelmed with so much information dumps. (cackles)I know, I know! It’s all my fault! The game is intended to be played slow, and the devs were very clear about this from the start, so I’m just going to tone down my time traveling next time, so I can savor my days with Harry more! heh.

Anyway, if you’ve reached this part of my post, I’d like to thank you for going through another journey with me and my obsessive theorizing in The Ssum! Besties, I hope to see you again next week!( ๑ ˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و ♡

5 thoughts on “The Ssum: Review Diary Part 5 – Muse of Musical (Harry’s POV)

  1. Will you be continuing part 6? I been following your updates and am very curious what happens to big guy! I’ve become a fan of him now that I know he’s very soft inside! Himbo characters are the best! I wish they’d give him a route! 🥺

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