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Re: Ask!

Post by ivegottogodosomthing » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:43 am

Mirrormn wrote:Apologies in advance if this question has been asked already or if this is not quite the right thread for such a question. This has been bothering me for a while, and although I've played through Shizune's route 2 and a half times, I still can't figure it out. It seems like I'm missing something really obvious.

In Shizune's bad ending - specifically, in Spiral - as Hisao encounters Kenji on a nighttime stroll, he takes some time to reflect on his troubles with Shizune. He specifically mentions an incident where he "lied through his hands" to Shizune while "carrying on an entirely different conversation with Misha", and then starts wondering whether Shizune can read lips. I can't remember this incident ever taking place. I even re-read back from Tongue-Tied specifically looking for such an incident, but couldn't find it. What incident is Hisao thinking about here? Is it in the game, or is it, like the two fights between Shizune and Misha, only referred to but never experienced? If it is part of the game, what scene is it in?
I actually asked myself the same thing when I finished her bad route. Never found it when looking back, so I just gave up.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Mirrormn » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:24 am

ivegottogodosomthing wrote: I actually asked myself the same thing when I finished her bad route. Never found it when looking back, so I just gave up.
I was afraid of this. Given the fact that arguably the two most important dramatic moments of Shizune's route - Misha's initial fight with Shizune about (presumably) their feelings about graduating, and her yelling at Shizune about her insensitivity immediately following Look Aside/Look Ahead - are not actually in the game at all, I think it's possible that the incident Hisao reflects upon in Spiral was similarly omitted. If this is the case: developers, was it an intentional omission (as the fighting between Misha and Shizune seem to be), or was it an unfortunate side effect of the editing process?
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Re: Ask!

Post by McBaggin » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:53 pm

If there was going to be a Hollywood adapatation of Katawa Shoujo , which actor would you want to each portray the characters ?

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Post by Daitengu » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:27 pm

What was the reason for separating homework from the relationships in KS? It felt like a forced dividing plot device when it was used in the stories. They could do it together, or even tutor each other in the subjects they were weak at. Yet they always do it independently.

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Post by Aura » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:25 pm

McBaggin wrote:If there was going to be a Hollywood adapatation of Katawa Shoujo , which actor would you want to each portray the characters ?
Hisao - William Shatner
Lilly - Morgan Freeman
Rin - Ian McKellen
Emi - Patrick Stewart
Shizune - Christopher Lee
Hanako - Sean Connery
Misha - Clint Eastwood
Kenji - Bill Murray
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Post by Aura » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:25 pm

Daitengu wrote:What was the reason for separating homework from the relationships in KS? It felt like a forced dividing plot device when it was used in the stories. They could do it together, or even tutor each other in the subjects they were weak at. Yet they always do it independently.
There's no particular reason.
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Post by NoOne3 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:54 pm

Yup. And Hugh Laurie as "Nurse".

The issue figured on the forum so I'll ask:
Was the matter of safe sex among our heroes discussed between writers, or was it just every writer's own decision? Were there talk about educational aspect of this topic?
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Post by Otakumon » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:24 pm

Aura wrote: Misha - Clint Eastwood
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Post by Guest » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:25 pm

Aura wrote:
McBaggin wrote:If there was going to be a Hollywood adapatation of Katawa Shoujo , which actor would you want to each portray the characters ?
Hisao - William Shatner
Lilly - Morgan Freeman
Rin - Ian McKellen
Emi - Patrick Stewart
Shizune - Christopher Lee
Hanako - Sean Connery
Misha - Clint Eastwood
Kenji - Bill Murray
I am irrationally upset that you have Sean Connery in your cast list and he's not playing Lilly.

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Re: Ask!

Post by TheHivemind » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:44 pm

NoOne3 wrote:Yup. And Hugh Laurie as "Nurse".

The issue figured on the forum so I'll ask:
Was the matter of safe sex among our heroes discussed between writers, or was it just every writer's own decision? Were there talk about educational aspect of this topic?
I want to say that like way back in the early days we actually discussed this, and then mostly ignored whatever the discussion decided (I think Lilly was always gonna be a proponent of raw doggin' it, but then so was like, everyone as I recall) and just kinda went with whatever. I figured Emi would be the sort of person who wouldn't want a kid running around before she got out of college, so she made Hisao buy condoms after the first go-round.

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Post by Anonymous Coward » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:41 am

What's the rationale behind releasing KS under a CC BY-NC-ND license?

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Post by Suriko » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:23 am

NoOne3 wrote:Was the matter of safe sex among our heroes discussed between writers, or was it just every writer's own decision? Were there talk about educational aspect of this topic?
Every writer did what they wanted to, though it was talked about internally. Education wasn't ever really a "thing", it was just a desire to portray sex slightly more realistically than most eroge (hence Lilly and the Pill, which was tied into the plot in several small ways, as well as Hanako).

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Re: Ask!

Post by Suriko » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:25 am

Anonymous Coward wrote:What's the rationale behind releasing KS under a CC BY-NC-ND license?
It's a nice licence that did what we wanted in clear terms. We just wanted it to be free, to have us credited for making it, and for nothing to be added on masquerading as official.

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Post by extremepiwy » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:26 am

Not sure if this has been asked but I just wanted to know how Aura, Nicol, etc felt about "Four Leaf Studios" getting disbanded after spending 5 years together to create such a wonderful game?

I just find it hard to believe that everyone of you guys worked together to put in all your blood, sweat and tears into it and then you guys just left.

Also do still still keep in contact with the rest of the group now or did most members just left like the game was never created?
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Re: Ask!

Post by Suriko » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:27 am

Malkav wrote:Anyway, first question: was there a particular reason that Lilly's "Good End" was the only path that had an Epilogue? Or was that snippet after the credits something else? Whatever its purpose, it definitely stood out!
I never viewed it as an epilogue. It just felt like the scene worked best when placed after the credits. I hate "real" epilogues with big timeskips.

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