Favorite girl.

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So, who is it?

Poll ended at Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:53 am

Emi
562
10%
Hanako
856
16%
Lilly
755
14%
Misha
265
5%
Rin
2378
44%
Shizune
617
11%
 
Total votes: 5433

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Re: Favorite girl.

Post by Bara » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:50 am

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Pretty safe margin so far.
I don't think it would be very good PR to ban Katawa Shoujo's #1 entry in their Folding@Home team, given that Bara is responsible for nearly 10% of the entire team total...
Pfft, like any of that matters. Any one of the Devs with the right board access could decide they don't like the way my sentences are not really sentences, but sentence fragments awkwardly strung together with half-assed punctuation and ban me for that reason or any other reason they pleased. Not like I'd stop folding or anything over something that would be their call. These forums are the Devs sandbox and I only play here on their sufferance. It is the same on any forum or site on the internet.

And to make a feeble attempt to honor the ghost of the purpose of this thread... I still like Emi. :mrgreen:

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Re: Favorite girl.

Post by Aura » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:28 am

I think the comparison (and the threat of a resulting ban) is rather unfair though, since we tend to use forums relatively little compared to other mediums and it's the fanbase's primary (and almost the only) form of interaction. I don't think it'd be difficult at all to go at about double my post frequency and to catch me in ~year while keeping up a decent quality of posts, since a vast majority of the talking about the project I do is on IRC. Bara certainly is trying.
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Re: Favorite girl.

Post by neumanproductions » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:42 pm

Thanks for the support Aura. :)
Now back to being on topic I had thise question that has i've been pondering. As you all know by my sig Misha counts on my list of favorite girls. Seeing the poll here once again basically confirms my thoughts that she is the most disliked; despite the poll manipulation probably.
The question is:
If you knew that Misha was going to have her own path, (I know that's not going to happen) but just pretend she was like one of the other 5 girls, do you believe that you would rate her higher than some of the other girls? This question can answer my hypothesis that we want something more when we know we can get it, and like something less when we know we can't get it.
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Re: Favorite girl.

Post by trhvmn » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:42 pm

neumanproductions wrote:Thanks for the support Aura. :)
Now back to being on topic I had thise question that has i've been pondering. As you all know by my sig Misha counts on my list of favorite girls. Seeing the poll here once again basically confirms my thoughts that she is the most disliked; despite the poll manipulation probably.
The question is:
If you knew that Misha was going to have her own path, (I know that's not going to happen) but just pretend she was like one of the other 5 girls, do you believe that you would rate her higher than some of the other girls? This question can answer my hypothesis that we want something more when we know we can get it, and like something less when we know we can't get it.
In my current "list of favorite girls", Misha would be between Emi (#4) and Shizune (#5). So... #4.5? In any case, if she had a route, she'd keep that position, below Emi and above Shizune, though I'd certainly like her a bit more, not just because of the fact that she'd then have a route, as you said, but because she would get more character development. Maybe.

Of course, she might get that in Shizune's route as well, so... hm. I guess we'll see when KS is released.
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Re: Favorite girl.

Post by Bara » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:43 pm

neumanproductions wrote:The question is:
If you knew that Misha was going to have her own path, (I know that's not going to happen) but just pretend she was like one of the other 5 girls, do you believe that you would rate her higher than some of the other girls? This question can answer my hypothesis that we want something more when we know we can get it, and like something less when we know we can't get it.
In the situation you describe, whether I decided I liked Misha or not would be based on the same criteria I judged all the other characters on. How does the fully developed character appeal to me with my personal biases and experiences. Is the character well written enough to let me set aside my sense of disbelief and enjoy the story. Are her sprites as appealing to my tastes as the other girls are. I know in the past some people have expressed rejection of Misha based purely on her sprites; calling her "fat","too thick bodied", etcetera. (Not that I want to open up the Fat Misha thread again. It is just a good example of differing tastes and individuals weighing different parts of KS differently.)

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Re: Favorite girl.

Post by [LaZa] » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:51 pm

neumanproductions wrote:Thanks for the support Aura. :)
Now back to being on topic I had thise question that has i've been pondering. As you all know by my sig Misha counts on my list of favorite girls. Seeing the poll here once again basically confirms my thoughts that she is the most disliked; despite the poll manipulation probably.
The question is:
If you knew that Misha was going to have her own path, (I know that's not going to happen) but just pretend she was like one of the other 5 girls, do you believe that you would rate her higher than some of the other girls? This question can answer my hypothesis that we want something more when we know we can get it, and like something less when we know we can't get it.
I do believe yes, she would be more liked than some of the girls, I'm pretty sure that some people didn't vote her because Misha hasn't a path.
Hell, if she'd had one I would need to reconsider who I like more again, if, as stated by Bara, her story is well written enough.
PS: I don't see how Misha is fat, srsly, looks pretty well to me.
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Re: Favorite girl.

Post by PureLionHeart » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:20 pm

Oh, naturally. Knowing she'd be utilized more, people would take a more vested interest in her.

And Misha isn't fat, the rest of the girls are twigs. >_>
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Re: Favorite girl.

Post by kapparomeo » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:45 pm

I do believe yes, she would be more liked than some of the girls, I'm pretty sure that some people didn't vote her because Misha hasn't a path.
Hell, if she'd had one I would need to reconsider who I like more again, if, as stated by Bara, her story is well written enough.
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Re: Favorite girl.

Post by GMKGoat » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:49 pm

Misha would be between Hanako and Emi. So Shizune > Rin > Lilly > Hanako > Misha > Emi. Not really a fan of excessively "loud" or "quiet" girls.

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Re: Favorite girl.

Post by [LaZa] » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:13 pm

kapparomeo wrote:
I do believe yes, she would be more liked than some of the girls, I'm pretty sure that some people didn't vote her because Misha hasn't a path.
Hell, if she'd had one I would need to reconsider who I like more again, if, as stated by Bara, her story is well written enough.
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Misha on my favorite list would be in the same place as Shizune, making it something like this... Hanako < Shizune = Misha < Lilly = Emi < Rin.
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Re: Favorite girl.

Post by Saber » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:24 pm

My favorite girl is definitely Lilly. I have always had a thing for the older sister type. I also like her personality, being more refined then the rest of the characters. I think it was mentioned in the demo that she may have been to a all girls private school type, where the teach proper posture and educate. Or at least that's what the protagonist thought to himself, I believe. The way she presents herself is the main reason that I like her most of all out of the rest.

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Re: Favorite girl.

Post by Yarr » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:27 pm

I'm not too sure about my favourite being Emi or Shizune, I like them both for different reasons. I voted for Shizune a while ago though.

Misha would be third for me: after Emi and Shizune and before Rin.

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Re: Favorite girl.

Post by Merlyn_LeRoy » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:27 pm

Bara wrote: (Not that I want to open up the Fat Misha thread again. It is just a good example of differing tastes and individuals weighing different parts of KS differently.)
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Re: Favorite girl.

Post by Katsuu » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:40 pm

I like Misha... in fact, I have a friend quite a lot like her, even in the physical aspect. Well, except for the laugh, but I don't find that annoying (maybe just because it's text xD). Not to mention, crazy hair is a big plus for me. Now all she needs is a black belt is karate. :D

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Re: Favorite girl.

Post by G3n0c1de » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:16 pm

The problem with Misha is that she's a part of Shizune. She much more closer to her than even Lilly is to Hanako. Misha is Shizune's ears, and her voice. Her connection to the outside world. In this way, Misha is less of a character than any other path girl. Making a Misha path would be difficult as the writer would have to work within these constraints.
Bara wrote:(It is just a good example of differing tastes and individuals weighing different parts of KS differently.)
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