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Re: Ask!

Post by ksfan1989 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:15 am

Generally speaking I respond in the manner in which I'm addressed. I do sometimes let my rather acerbic sense of humour get the better of me, and I can be good enough to offer an apology for that.

I'll refrain from expressing my opinion further on the subject of "Misha route" fan fiction, but just as a clarification I'm not condemning the fan fiction here in it's entirety. You're right, some of it is very good.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Leaty » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:49 am

This one's kind of a weaksauce, pedantic question, but where do students at Yamaku like Hisao refill their prescriptions?

Is there a pharmacy counter in the admin building? Do they just go to Nurse when they need more? Does it come in the mail? Do students get a fridge in their rooms if their medication needs to be refrigerated?

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Post by Silentcook » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:07 pm

Yamaku is stated to be just a few minutes away from a hospital, which presumably comes with a pharmacy, whether integral to the complex or independently operated.

That determined, the logistics can be taken care of in many different ways. Most medicinals can be dispensed through the Nurse's office for general convenience, and a ledger can be kept to make accurate bulk orders in addition to keeping a general over-the-counter supply.

Medication requiring cold storage generally still has a short shelf life left over after being stowed at ambient temperature, so it's perfectly possible to keep a small supply at hand and go reload every three or five days. A medical +2-+8 fridge can be plugged in just as easily as a standard fridge and doesn't require any special skill to maintain, should the Nurse and his staff have one in Yamaku's lineup.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:43 pm

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The thought of doing a Katawa Shoujo fan game came to mind...
As long as you follow the derivative work guidelines, it's fine. In short, do not use any material directly from KS. That is art, script, music etc.
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Re: Ask!

Post by ArcCain » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:10 pm

To the Hivemind.

You mentioned in an interview that you were sort of forced to write a anal H-scene, do to most of the scenes being vanilla. And while it was a fun read I wonder: why did you not try and write some other type of H-scene, like oral, if you weren't quite comfortable with the whole anal thing?
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Post by TheHivemind » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:43 pm

ArcCain wrote:To the Hivemind.

You mentioned in an interview that you were sort of forced to write a anal H-scene, do to most of the scenes being vanilla. And while it was a fun read I wonder: why did you not try and write some other type of H-scene, like oral, if you weren't quite comfortable with the whole anal thing?
Sometimes it is good to write about things that make you uncomfortable. Once I started viewing it as a challenge, I started to think of a way to make it my own, and the result is what wound up in the game. I thought it was fucking hilarious at the time--I've cooled on it now, but I also read through it a lot.

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Re: Ask!

Post by SpunkySix » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:08 am

TheHivemind wrote:
ArcCain wrote:To the Hivemind.

You mentioned in an interview that you were sort of forced to write a anal H-scene, do to most of the scenes being vanilla. And while it was a fun read I wonder: why did you not try and write some other type of H-scene, like oral, if you weren't quite comfortable with the whole anal thing?
Sometimes it is good to write about things that make you uncomfortable. Once I started viewing it as a challenge, I started to think of a way to make it my own, and the result is what wound up in the game. I thought it was fucking hilarious at the time--I've cooled on it now, but I also read through it a lot.

I believe you said that you were also pressured into trying to make it serious, but were able to "veto" that pretty fast. How would the scene have fit into the overall story/tone progression if the alternate version had come to light? Something tells me that slapping a serious anal scene over the lemony scene we actually got and calling it a day wouldn't have fit right as the timeline is now.
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Post by Comrade » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:17 pm

Is there any way for me to find the longest and shortest scenes?
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Post by ArcCain » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:43 pm

Comrade wrote:Is there any way for me to find the longest and shortest scenes?
I think you will need to clarify that a little.
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Post by Comrade » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:07 pm

Is it stated anywhere?
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Post by Aura » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:33 pm

No, and there's no easy way for me to find out either (and I'm too lazy to do the hard way). The shortest is probably some "bridging" scene in act 1, longest I couldn't say.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Mirage_GSM » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:02 pm

Comrade wrote:Is it stated anywhere?
I think what he menat by "clarify" was by what standard it should be the shortest/longest. Wordcount? Lines? Time running when on auto-mode?
I once did a word/linecount by act not by scene. If you want that, PM me.
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Re: Ask!

Post by TheHivemind » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:16 pm

SpunkySix wrote:
TheHivemind wrote:
ArcCain wrote:To the Hivemind.

You mentioned in an interview that you were sort of forced to write a anal H-scene, do to most of the scenes being vanilla. And while it was a fun read I wonder: why did you not try and write some other type of H-scene, like oral, if you weren't quite comfortable with the whole anal thing?
Sometimes it is good to write about things that make you uncomfortable. Once I started viewing it as a challenge, I started to think of a way to make it my own, and the result is what wound up in the game. I thought it was fucking hilarious at the time--I've cooled on it now, but I also read through it a lot.

I believe you said that you were also pressured into trying to make it serious, but were able to "veto" that pretty fast. How would the scene have fit into the overall story/tone progression if the alternate version had come to light? Something tells me that slapping a serious anal scene over the lemony scene we actually got and calling it a day wouldn't have fit right as the timeline is now.
I never even wrote a more serious version of the scene, and have no idea where it would have gone if I had. The sex bits in Emi's path were always kind of silly to begin with, because I imagined Emi as the sort of person who finds sex to be a great way to have fun with another person. I doubt she'd take it "seriously" in any context.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Kibaro » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:44 am

i was wondering if doing a topic on KS merchandise IDEAS and concepts (without actually making any or promoting anything) is allowed or not due to copyright

why? because i'm curious what other KS fans would've liked to have with them from the KS world :) like ideas for clothing (besides just being a beige t-shirt with the heart logo), utility items, stuff like that. only ideas and nothing more is what i want to be in this topic. do i get permission for this Aura or any moderator? :3 i understand if not ^.^

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Re: Ask!

Post by CoffeeDrive » Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:38 am

Kibaro wrote:i was wondering if doing a topic on KS merchandise IDEAS and concepts (without actually making any or promoting anything) is allowed or not due to copyright

why? because i'm curious what other KS fans would've liked to have with them from the KS world :) like ideas for clothing (besides just being a beige t-shirt with the heart logo), utility items, stuff like that. only ideas and nothing more is what i want to be in this topic. do i get permission for this Aura or any moderator? :3 i understand if not ^.^
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Basically, you could contact a company to make you personally a figurine, however they could not mass produce it and sell it to multiple people without them going through the same process.
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