I've always thought that's the great thing about top-notch fiction/fantasy. By taking you away from reality, you look at reality more clearly.megamanrulesall wrote: It is odd how things in what people in this world label as "Fiction/Fantasy" have a more profound effect on me then things in the "reality" in front of me.
I don't know if I share this belief, but it's an interesting theory. I think I'm more of the slant that creativity comes from the accumulation of personal experience. But then, it could be argued that that experience is a filter for channeling these other universes. So, really, what you're saying is just as valid.megamanrulesall wrote:For me, I tend to have the utmost belief that those who "create", no matter the thing, have connections to realms/universes that are not connected to our own. Things like parralel universes or alternate dimensions to me are valid. I tend to think that those who "create" aren't pulling something out of nothing, but rather, they have some form of connection to these alternate realms of existance and also posses certain skills in which to be able to translate the data so it can be recorded into a medium that can be recognized and shared in our reality.
This makes a lot of sense, actually. Also, I think that this is one of the things about Rin's path that hits me so hard: Hisao's arc in the story has a lot to do with finding beauty within imperfection. It is kind of sad, in a way... but it's a beautiful brand of sadness. There is no such thing as perfection.megamanrulesall wrote:Granted, I also thing the reason why people who create are overly critical of their stuff is because of the fact that there can be no 100% Perfect translation as though the sheer fact it came through at all, it had to go through a form of distortion to allow itself to be made into terms that coincide with our reality, even though it may be different. I tend to think of that being the reason why artists are usually just "content" but always think their creations may be lacking or are not perfect.
Somehow, I feel like this idea applies to many things in my life. Not the least of which is how I perceive my own artistic abilities. Like many artists, I never feel as though I'm never satisfied. I'm never good enough and there's always another artist doing things I wish I could; displaying skill I wish I could obtain. My abilities are imperfect, and that scares the shit outta me sometimes. Why should I try if what I'm doing isn't the best?
The scene where Rin talks about her fear of even touching a paintbrush comes to mind.
She makes a very good point. I hadn't thought of it that way before. What also hadn't occurred to me is to play through the story with my girlfriend. She knows it had a profound effect on me. We were laying in bed together while I was finishing the story. She was sleeping and she woke up to see me just fucking sobbing like a baby. She had never seen anything do that to me before. I recommended the game to her, but I hadn't thought of playing it through with her.Spearance wrote:What do you think?
I'll need more time before I can play Rin's story again though.
Sorry for the long-ass post and getting maybe a bit too personal. Considering the nature of the this game, though, it seems appropriate.