Do you make your love/admiration/etc. for this game public?

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Post by Weaver » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:09 pm

I haven't yet. I thought about it but my mind did not play out a desirable response from my friends so I decided against it.

Most of them would probably just say "Oh, whatever" and not try it.

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Post by quellsnarg » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:10 pm

My boyfriend has known about the demo since I did... he tried playing it but he's not a big reader so it wasn't interesting for him. He has had to listen to me rant about it though, haha. Bless him.

I mentioned it once to my sister because she likes anime-inspired stuff, but she didn't seem that interested because she's straight as an arrow and pretty much uninterested in dating sims where you date girls.

I don't plan on telling anybody else unless I know they're into VNs. I did make a few posts on my tumblr about it but I'm planning on keeping my tumblr as far away from my personal life as possible.
Shizune >>> Emi > Rin = Hanako >> Lilly

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Post by uwa » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:32 pm

I'm sure it'll come up eventually, but I'm not running to them to evangelize. I'm really surprised one of my friends didn't already ask about it when I was playing the soundtrack while doing some work.

I'll probably describe it as having the widest gap between what the summary makes it sound like and actual quality of any creative work I've ever seen, which is completely true. I don't think most of my friends will be interested, but a description like that is more likely to make them curious than any amount of gushing.
Emi > Lilly > Misha > Hanako = Rin > Shizune... I might just prefer women who put out a lot.
Mind-stickiness: Hanako > Misha = Shizune > Rin > Emi > Lilly

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Post by Nekken » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:49 pm

uwa wrote:I'm sure it'll come up eventually, but I'm not running to them to evangelize.
Yeah. Oddly enough, I've actually had to warn one person away from it. I love the game and all, but certain things would not interact well with her particular psychological makeup. So basically I told her "This is on the short list of best games I've ever played, the short-short list of best game music I've ever heard, and the best-directed game I've ever encountered. And it will kill you. Stay away."

The other person I talked to had already downloaded it, but had not played yet; as far as I know he still hasn't. So I haven't actually evangelized to anybody, even the people I talked to, and I can't say I plan to.

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Post by Joshp9690 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:50 pm

Tomate wrote:
tmhizzy wrote:
Tomate wrote:Thanks to a bizarre series of absurd events, yesterday i had the task to explain to a Catholic Nun what is Katawa Shoujo, it was awesome.
How did that go?
First tings first: The Background.
My mother is a catholic and a fierce one at that, she has lots of friends from the church, including a Nun, this nun is on a sabbatical, so she hangs around my house most of the day, since my mother is a widow, she and the nun do everything together.

Some days ago, my computer went haywire, i was bored siting in the living, and the nun asked why i was not at my computer, i told her, and she said "Why dont you use my laptop? Its not like your PC, but better than nothing"

So, i borrowed her laptop, and installed KS. Some days later she asked about "that heart icon on my desktop", i told her about Katawa Shoujo, told about how the game was made, about the characters and history.

She was interested, and tried to play, but since she doesn't speak English, she cant play, she asked about a Portuguese translation though.

She is surprisingly laid back for a nun
You've officially showed me that not all catholics are evil. Now feminists, that's a whole different story...
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Post by gekiganwing » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:52 pm

It's only because I started attending a local anime convention (Anime Central, near Chicago every year since 2005) that I got to meet other VN / romance game fans. The con is fully of events, so it's tough to talk with strangers for even five minutes. But I have met a number of interesting fans at Shira Oka booths and panels, and on one side of the Hendane booth. In 2012, I suspect there will be at least a few Katawa Shoujo cosplayers... though I admit that I'm not very good at identifying outfits.

And it's only because I joined an anime club that I met two other VN / romance game fans, and talked with them for more than a few minutes. I have helped a couple people there appreciate Pia Carrot for PC-FX, the localized version of Sakura Wars 5, and RE: Alistair. I lent out a hard copy of Da Capo to a person who didn't like it, but for some reason I haven't received it.

I don't tend to talk about my interests much around my friends. For instance, one person I know spends a lot of free time on Halo and Skyrim. This individual is also an evangelical. I don't know if he will understand why I have Sakuya Morimura as a forum avatar, or why I have "Suited for Success" as background noise. ...Well, at least we both like sports and board games...

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Post by Rolanberry » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:38 pm

I've been talking about it none stop to my co workers since it came out. Some people get disgusted by the idea no matter how much I try to explain that 'people are people no matter what' but the idea of girls with any sort of disability makes them squeamish.

I have gotten 2 of my friends to play the game, and they love it now too.

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Post by Dexterspet » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:11 am

Hell yeah. I got some of my friends to play it and they loved it.
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Post by Kai » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:35 am

Yeah, to my close friends who I know will probably like the game and will understand what a dating sim AND a visual novel is (That's the only way I can explain it?), then yes.

No, to my other friends who would probably think the following phrase is weird: "I'm playing this game where you choose to date different girls with disabilities and the writing is beautiful and the H scenes are done so tastefully that you won't even noticed. it made me cry".
They would honestly think I'm crazy or something, aka, they can't appreciate it. So there.

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Post by Gravy Boat Gary » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:00 am

None of my friends have played Katawa Shoujo, although they enjoy anime and anime inspired things I have suggested it to a few friends. So I haven'ty really had anyone to talk to about it. I spoke to my housemate about it but I had to explain the nature of a VN to her, still she was good to speak too. I also spoke to my mother about it, but she's so awesome.

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Post by Lloonnee2 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:17 am

I'd say I make it public to some extent.

1. Joining a random chatroom and telling people about how great the game was. It was a bit rough at first, but one person started playing it, she liked it, now 2 more people are playing it....I might've started off an avalanche of Katawa Shoujo topics in that chatroom :P

2. Introduced the game to friends of mine, one guy tried it out and liked it a lot. Others were O.o when I was explaining to them the premise of the game.

Edit: Oh yes, spoke to my dad about it. He's pretty amazed that a vn can have so many positive effects on people.
My KS tribute video to Emi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO3ETgqrV0c

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Post by tmhizzy » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:11 am

One of my friends started playing, and I think I got one of my other friends interested in it.

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