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Re: Best Cinematics

Post by Merlyn_LeRoy » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:20 pm

Yuno wrote:Of the weakest I thought were Shizune's and Emi's. They didn't really have any true symbolism in them.
Wait, what?

Shizune's cinematic positively SCREAMS "love triangle"

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Re: Best Cinematics

Post by sirdakz03 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:43 pm

Merlyn_LeRoy wrote:
Yuno wrote:Of the weakest I thought were Shizune's and Emi's. They didn't really have any true symbolism in them.
Wait, what?

Shizune's cinematic positively SCREAMS "love triangle"
Well, I'll have to admit it was pretty much what my mind was telling me after I saw that... Until the part where it suddenly didn't appear to be the love triangle you expect it to be... sort of

I just finished Shizune's route (Just barely 10 mins. ago!) and for one thing, I didn't even think it was a love triangle. More like an emotional struggle for both Shizune and Misha. Frankly, I was kinda disappointed by the ending, but that's on another thread...
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Re: Best Cinematics

Post by Yorec » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:31 pm

While I would say that yes Emi's cinematic doesn't have the symbolism that makes sense after you play her route, I'm inclined to believe that it does. Just hear me out on this one. If you have played Emi's path you'll know that one of the reasons she runs is so that she can metaphorically "run away" from the emotional trauma that the car accident and the death of her father gave her.

Knowing that bit of info, the opening scene of her preparing to run makes a little more sense. The other scene, the one of Hisao helping Emi pick an apple from a tree is also symbolic, but not in the way you think. Them picking the apple isn't symbolism of anything, but the fact that there are no scene's of underlying emotional trauma are. You find out in Emi's path that she doesn't let anyone get close to her emotionally in fear of losing them, and that her last boyfriend left her because she kept pushing him away. Emi, not wanting to lose Hisao but not wanting to share her emotional trauma, elected to make the relationship more physical in the hopes that that would keep Hisao happy enough to not care about her emotionally. Emi also puts on a near constant air of cheerfulness in an attempt to hide that fact that losing her legs(and her father) really messed her up. Going from that information, the scene of her picking the apple with Hisao makes more sense if you realize that Emi is putting on a happy face to make Hisao happy so he doesn't try to find out what has been troubling her on an emotional level.

Granted, I'm probably entirely wrong about this, but this is just my thought on it. Personally I would say that Hanako's cinematic was way cooler, but I gotta stick with ma girl Emi for the above reasons.

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Re: Best Cinematics

Post by Merlyn_LeRoy » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:40 pm

Yorec wrote:The other scene, the one of Hisao helping Emi pick an apple from a tree is also symbolic, but not in the way you think. Them picking the apple isn't symbolism of anything, but the fact that there are no scene's of underlying emotional trauma are.
<sarcasm>
Yeah, how could a sexually precocious female getting an apple for a virgin male symbolize anything?
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Re: Best Cinematics

Post by Yorec » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:04 pm

Merlyn_LeRoy wrote:
Yorec wrote:The other scene, the one of Hisao helping Emi pick an apple from a tree is also symbolic, but not in the way you think. Them picking the apple isn't symbolism of anything, but the fact that there are no scene's of underlying emotional trauma are.
<sarcasm>
Yeah, how could a sexually precocious female getting an apple for a virgin male symbolize anything?
</sarcasm>

:oops: Now I feel like a big ol' dummy.

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Re: Best Cinematics

Post by Merlyn_LeRoy » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:06 pm

We are all Hisao at some point.

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Re: Best Cinematics

Post by sirdakz03 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:26 pm

Merlyn_LeRoy wrote:
Yorec wrote:The other scene, the one of Hisao helping Emi pick an apple from a tree is also symbolic, but not in the way you think. Them picking the apple isn't symbolism of anything, but the fact that there are no scene's of underlying emotional trauma are.
<sarcasm>
Yeah, how could a sexually precocious female getting an apple for a virgin male symbolize anything?
</sarcasm>

Right on the money there.... But maybe... It some sort of symbolize... something?
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Re: Best Cinematics

Post by PasterOfMuppets » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:34 pm

Hana/Shizu duo were the best~
I found they had the best contrast of Happy/sad.

Rin's was beautiful for sure, but i found it lacking?
Good joke... Everybody laugh... Roll on snare drum... Curtains...

Hanako = Shizune = Lilly = Rin > Kenji > Placeholder > Emi

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Re: Best Cinematics

Post by Arcassa » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:35 pm

Shizune
That animated WAHAHAHAHAHAHA~!

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Re: Best Cinematics

Post by shadowbb » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:42 am

Best in what way? Quality? How much it foreshadows the plot? How well it symbolizes the character?
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Re: Best Cinematics

Post by ihatepeace22 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:44 am

shadowbb wrote:Best in what way? Quality? How much it foreshadows the plot? How well it symbolizes the character?
Probably the one you enjoyed the most.

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Re: Best Cinematics

Post by shadowbb » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:49 am

Hmm it's hard to say. I really like all of them except for Emi's, which seems to be missing something to show that she refuses help from others. That or I missed it.
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Re: Best Cinematics

Post by Rolanberry » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:36 am

while Hanako's is by far my fav, its safe to say there all really good in how they convey so much emotion, foreshadowing, and false leads.

Its really great looking at them and then finishing a girls rout and watching them again. Shizune's really does come to mind the most with Misha's last longing look at the end...amazingly done.

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Re: Best Cinematics

Post by Harco » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:38 am

Arcassa wrote:Shizune
That animated WAHAHAHAHAHAHA~!
This.

Though the (implication of a) kiss in the library in Hanako's cinematic was pretty awesome too.

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Re: Best Cinematics

Post by sirdakz03 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:40 am

Harco wrote:
Arcassa wrote:Shizune
That animated WAHAHAHAHAHAHA~!
This.

Though the (implication of a) kiss in the library in Hanako's cinematic was pretty awesome too.
Yeah... And I thought I'd see a Hanako Epliogue with the Library Kiss... Still, Hanako FTW....
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