Which character did you get most attached to and why

A forum for general discussion of the game: Open to all punters
Post Reply
User avatar
ZXRN
Posts: 255
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:30 pm
Location: Philippines
Contact:

Re: Which character did you get most attached to and why

Post by ZXRN » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:07 am

ProfAllister wrote:
rydiafan wrote:I should state before i continue ... i don't claim what i said to be the truth or factual ... it just statements of my personal experiences and opinion

When i had my issues with being anti social , shyness and maybe even depression ( not sure about depression .. never got the help i probably needed at the time ) plus i had a learning problem ( anything vocally was a chore to do and i wasn't as quick mentally )

I needed some help to break the social problems ( didn't have like any friends at the time mostly because i felt sorry for myself ).... so i turned to video games to try to inspire me ( mostly final fantasy characters ) ... and much as i try to be/act like them ... i didn't get anywhere in my personal growth ... this went on for almost 3 years ... i basically lost touch with reality ... then long story short i was put into a place where i had to be more social and blah blah blah

It just my personal experiences but from myself and other i personally know getting inspiration from characters of fiction never worked ... even if i wanted to believe that there might be merit to the idea ... my own logic tells my ( from past experiences ) that its not gonna happen

hope that explains why i feel that way about the topic
I think I see the difference here, and it is a good point. And, frankly, it IS something other well-intentioned people say that kind of bothers me.

You shouldn't be attempting to emulate the characters. Even the most perfectly written character is still not a person. When you find a character you like, or a character you dislike, you need to turn it back on yourself. Why do you like the character? Why do you dislike the character? Ghandi was a bit of an asshole (complete tangent, but he was), but he's attributed with a pretty solid quote: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Or something to that effect. The precise words don't matter.

You can't be anyone else. What works for other people won't necessarily work for you. But that's the whole point of art. Art gives you a sounding board. You engage the art, and the art reflects yourself back at you. Everyone has a unique experience when they encounter art, because the individual is a crucial element of the experience of art. When there is a resonance, it means that you see some sort of truth in the art - that is, you see something about yourself reflected. This is the beginning.

When you find that resonance, you then need to look at yourself and try to figure out what it means. For some people, they get an idea right away, even if they can't logically explain it. Others have to wrestle with themselves to figure out what exactly that resonance means.

When someone says that something inspired them, it means that they had an encounter, the encounter resonated, and they discovered something about themselves, generally something they wanted to change. The stronger the resonance, the more initial commitment someone is likely to have, of course. But again, the change is about yourself, and it needs to come from within.

You should not expect Emi to inspire you to run. You are not Emi.
You should not expect Shizune to inspire you to be diligent and hardworking. You are not Shizune.
You should not expect Lilly to inspire you to be more caring. You are not Lilly.
You should not expect Hanako to inspire you to enjoy reading. You are not Hanako.
You should not expect Rin to inspire you to become an artist. You are not Rin.
You should not expect Misha to inspire you to be unfailingly loyal. You are not Misha.
You should not expect that any of these girls will actually be right for you. You see them at their best and their worst, but you rarely see in between.

However, if you feel something, anything, from experiencing this, you should look to yourself, and find out why you felt what you felt. And you will learn something new about yourself.

And now, out of courtesy to the thread originator and the people actually interested in the subject, I humbly request that we end the threadjack. If this is worth discussing further, it deserves its own thread.

He is completely right.

Yes, I am inspired by Emi to run and I like it, but by the end of the day, I am who I am and I won't change for anyone but only for myself. I know pretty well the difference between reality and fantasy so you won't see me (like them otaku freaks) doing my best to marry a 2D character or trying to be someone who they're not. We are just inspired by things to do other things and there's nothing wrong with that.

So now that I have said everything on my mind, I end my statement and humbly suggest you read everything that ProfAllister said before you fight again. thanks doods! (and I hope I don't get flamed for this...)
I'll do my best to be my Emiest.

themocaw
Posts: 459
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:20 pm

Re: Which character did you get most attached to and why

Post by themocaw » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:59 am

Well, yes. None of this is new. This is why the initial rallying cry of the running bros, "Do it for HER!" quickly turned into "Do it for YOURSELF!"

User avatar
ZXRN
Posts: 255
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:30 pm
Location: Philippines
Contact:

Re: Which character did you get most attached to and why

Post by ZXRN » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:41 am

themocaw wrote:Well, yes. None of this is new. This is why the initial rallying cry of the running bros, "Do it for HER!" quickly turned into "Do it for YOURSELF!"
True that too. Those "Do it for HER!" images kinda freaked me out...(the one with the freak who likes Emi too much and decided to saw his foot off.) dafuq mate!? And other than that, one who loves anime too much gets to be labelled freaks on this part of the world soo i'm thankful I didn't turn into one of them despite me liking anime.

(So instead of cosplaying or the like, I decided to imitate the good deed that Emi does and not imitate her personality! My doods were kinda impressed that I started exercising and getting thinner after all so yey me! (too much talking, I'll stop now.)
I'll do my best to be my Emiest.

ericngui13
Posts: 23
Joined: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:45 am
Contact:

Re: Which character did you get most attached to and why

Post by ericngui13 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:55 am

Both Lilly and Hanako....

Hanako- shy and hard to comunicate with others..always being bulied ..avid reader...always go to library...quite fragile.

Lily- beautiful, have motherly attitude, especially to Hanako, polite, like drinking tea , tend to like quiet places...very
passive and patient when something worst is happened, "healthy
adolescent sex drive" ( no
kidding, you want to date a girl who likes to do that ?)

Result- I love and attached with Lilly and Hanako coz both of them have same characteristic with me...
More to Lilly.....
avid fan of Lilly.Love her path and currently playing her path, again!

Image

FB: http://www.facebook.com/shirakawa.eriko
Email: hayate.senou@yahoo.com

Add me if u want to be my friend!

User avatar
OtakuNinja
Posts: 1417
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:42 pm
Location: Sweden
Contact:

Re: Which character did you get most attached to and why

Post by OtakuNinja » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:10 pm

Lilly, because it feels like she'd accept me IRL. Most people think I'm weird or doesn't notice me. It's like I'm invisible. :(

Hanako, because we have much in common.
Image
Emibro, Hanabro, [Lilly Lover], Rin Kin, Feminist, Two-timer

User avatar
ShinigamiKenji
Posts: 185
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:48 am

Re: Which character did you get most attached to and why

Post by ShinigamiKenji » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:06 pm

Thank God, that World Flame War 3 ended...

I'd say I got attached to Hanako and Rin.

Dunno why in the case of Hanako, perhaps it's because she actually wants to change and be respected like the others (which I think many of us want too).

For Rin's case, I believe it's because she has a different way of thinking from the others around her, and people always expect too much of her, trapping her in her own work. I can relate to this in so many ways.
Image
Xanatos wrote:Shinigami...Kenji. Oh, you poor guy. You have my sympathies. :lol: But at least with you around, our supple Japanese women won't be raped by lesbians. :mrgreen: ...Actually, that'd be pretty hot

:lol:
Avatar made by OtakuNinja. Yeah, it would be pretty badass if it happened, don't you think?

ericngui13
Posts: 23
Joined: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:45 am
Contact:

Re: Which character did you get most attached to and why

Post by ericngui13 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:51 am

OtakuNinja wrote:Lilly, because it feels like she'd accept me IRL. Most people think I'm weird or doesn't notice me. It's like I'm invisible. :(
Same goes here.....my "friends" always ignore me and i try to be nice too them.....but seem does't work....guess i'm born to be lonely....... :( What is wrong with me????
avid fan of Lilly.Love her path and currently playing her path, again!

Image

FB: http://www.facebook.com/shirakawa.eriko
Email: hayate.senou@yahoo.com

Add me if u want to be my friend!

User avatar
Xanatos
Posts: 5365
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:40 pm

Re: Which character did you get most attached to and why

Post by Xanatos » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:59 am

ericngui13 wrote: :( What is wrong with me????
You pick shitty friends, if you want a blunt answer.
<KeiichiO>: "I wonder what Misha's WAHAHA's sound like with a cock stuffed down her throat..."
<Ascension>: "I laughed, cried, vomited in my mouth a little, and even had time for marshmallows afterwards. Well played, Xanatos. Well played."
<KeiichiO>: "That's a beautiful response to chocolate."

ericngui13
Posts: 23
Joined: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:45 am
Contact:

Re: Which character did you get most attached to and why

Post by ericngui13 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:14 am

Xanatos wrote:
ericngui13 wrote: :( What is wrong with me????
You pick shitty friends, if you want a blunt answer.
I already consider that....but not work also.... :(
avid fan of Lilly.Love her path and currently playing her path, again!

Image

FB: http://www.facebook.com/shirakawa.eriko
Email: hayate.senou@yahoo.com

Add me if u want to be my friend!

User avatar
OtakuNinja
Posts: 1417
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:42 pm
Location: Sweden
Contact:

Re: Which character did you get most attached to and why

Post by OtakuNinja » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:33 pm

ericngui13 wrote:
OtakuNinja wrote:Lilly, because it feels like she'd accept me IRL. Most people think I'm weird or doesn't notice me. It's like I'm invisible. :(
Same goes here.....my "friends" always ignore me and i try to be nice too them.....but seem does't work....guess i'm born to be lonely....... :( What is wrong with me????
I've asked myself that for a very long time... Still haven't found an answer. :(
Even my online friends ignore me now. I've got no one to talk to except my younger cousin, and that's depressing. :(
Image
Emibro, Hanabro, [Lilly Lover], Rin Kin, Feminist, Two-timer

User avatar
Oddball
Posts: 2917
Joined: Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:05 pm

Re: Which character did you get most attached to and why

Post by Oddball » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:41 pm

OtakuNinja wrote:
ericngui13 wrote:
OtakuNinja wrote:Lilly, because it feels like she'd accept me IRL. Most people think I'm weird or doesn't notice me. It's like I'm invisible. :(
Same goes here.....my "friends" always ignore me and i try to be nice too them.....but seem does't work....guess i'm born to be lonely....... :( What is wrong with me????
I've asked myself that for a very long time... Still haven't found an answer. :(
Even my online friends ignore me now. I've got no one to talk to except my younger cousin, and that's depressing. :(
Well, at least you got us. Right? We're here for you.

... God that sounds corny as hell.

I think I'm going to have to make fun of you now just to balance that out.

Okay... you have ... ugly... umm.. shoes. ... dammit. I got nothing.
Not Dead Yet

User avatar
ShinigamiKenji
Posts: 185
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:48 am

Re: Which character did you get most attached to and why

Post by ShinigamiKenji » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:12 pm

OtakuNinja wrote:
ericngui13 wrote:
OtakuNinja wrote:Lilly, because it feels like she'd accept me IRL. Most people think I'm weird or doesn't notice me. It's like I'm invisible. :(
Same goes here.....my "friends" always ignore me and i try to be nice too them.....but seem does't work....guess i'm born to be lonely....... :( What is wrong with me????
I've asked myself that for a very long time... Still haven't found an answer. :(
Even my online friends ignore me now. I've got no one to talk to except my younger cousin, and that's depressing. :(
At least you don't have to bear with boring people. Or have enemies, or that sort of thing.

And you made an avatar for me, so I guess we're friends!! :D Hope I'm not boring...
Image
Xanatos wrote:Shinigami...Kenji. Oh, you poor guy. You have my sympathies. :lol: But at least with you around, our supple Japanese women won't be raped by lesbians. :mrgreen: ...Actually, that'd be pretty hot

:lol:
Avatar made by OtakuNinja. Yeah, it would be pretty badass if it happened, don't you think?

User avatar
LOL WUT
Posts: 262
Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:46 pm
Location: Your Interstellar Neocortex.

Re: Which character did you get most attached to and why

Post by LOL WUT » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:15 pm

ericngui13 wrote: What is wrong with me????
Did You Mention This Game To People?

Because Most People Think This Is Just Cripple Porn.
Also Most People Find Cripple Porn Weird.

Except Camoufrage.
He Searches For It Randomly.
Xanatos I'm Sorry.
Xanatos wrote: I was totally going to include the leaf. Otherwise it's just a Ken(ji) doll because I can't model cocks from nothing.
Hello! Did I mention that I have a form of Arrythmia?
LOL WUT: I Am Feeling The Urge To Get More Posts Than You By The End Of The Year. May The Best Man Win
Xanatos: Bring it, Clifford.
JOIN US

User avatar
ShinigamiKenji
Posts: 185
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:48 am

Re: Which character did you get most attached to and why

Post by ShinigamiKenji » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:57 pm

Thinking now, better to move this issue to Hanako's Broken Heart Club, it's getting too off-topic.
Image
Xanatos wrote:Shinigami...Kenji. Oh, you poor guy. You have my sympathies. :lol: But at least with you around, our supple Japanese women won't be raped by lesbians. :mrgreen: ...Actually, that'd be pretty hot

:lol:
Avatar made by OtakuNinja. Yeah, it would be pretty badass if it happened, don't you think?

User avatar
OtakuNinja
Posts: 1417
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:42 pm
Location: Sweden
Contact:

Re: Which character did you get most attached to and why

Post by OtakuNinja » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:57 pm

Miracles do occur! :shock:

My "childhood crush" texted me a few hours ago. We spent the last 3 hours together! :D
I haven't even seen her since she rejected me a year ago. :')
Image
Emibro, Hanabro, [Lilly Lover], Rin Kin, Feminist, Two-timer

Post Reply