Telling friends and/or family?

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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Xanatos » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:33 pm

Sea wrote:
MegaMoto wrote:Anytime I bring up something remotely related to anime or Japanese my family makes fun of me. Even if it's something North American audiences tend to enjoy like Cowboy Bebop. So I really don't think something like Katawa Shoujo or any visual novel would go over all that well. Hell it's hard to get them to try things that are even remotely like anime like Pacific Rim.
Their missing out, on all of that.
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Sea » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:25 pm

Xanatos wrote:
Sea wrote:
MegaMoto wrote:Anytime I bring up something remotely related to anime or Japanese my family makes fun of me. Even if it's something North American audiences tend to enjoy like Cowboy Bebop. So I really don't think something like Katawa Shoujo or any visual novel would go over all that well. Hell it's hard to get them to try things that are even remotely like anime like Pacific Rim.
Their missing out, on all of that.
Pacific Rim was amazing.
To quote a reviewer who summarized Pacific Rim as perfectly as humanly possible in one simple sentence: "People who don't enjoy Pacific Rim hate joy."
Sounds about right.
Speaking in terms of practicality the whole idea is ridiculous but monsters vs. Kinetic kill weapons isn't as awesome.
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by OneDrop » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:47 pm

I've told a few friends about KS and got them to try it out. But my family isn't really into the whole thing, I tried explaining it and they just put the stereotypical, "What is it, some type of porn game?" You don't even know how hard I face palm at that.

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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Lianam » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:00 pm

Well I have an interesting story related to this topic...


A few months ago I was visiting my brother at college and he and my other brother were eating dinner with some of the former brother's friends. One of the friends I already knew, and I wanted him (and my brother's other friends) about KS, but they left before I had the chance...

However, 2 days ago I found out that that friend was recently diagnosed with Arrhythmia. :shock:
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by MegaMoto » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:24 pm

OneDrop wrote:I've told a few friends about KS and got them to try it out. But my family isn't really into the whole thing, I tried explaining it and they just put the stereotypical, "What is it, some type of porn game?" You don't even know how hard I face palm at that.
God that happened to me a few days ago... well it was a little different. There is this really obnoxious guy at are school that for some reason a friend of mine is friends with. Every time he comes around he talks about all this weird porn he watches it's all he ever talks about, that or hurting people. Anyway he overheated me talking about KS to my friends and my friend gave him the website. I can hear the dumb bullshit that will come out of his mouth already, sigh. A different friend put it like this "It's like giving a pig without taste buds gourmet food.
Lianam wrote:Well I have an interesting story related to this topic...


A few months ago I was visiting my brother at college and he and my other brother were eating dinner with some of the former brother's friends. One of the friends I already knew, and I wanted him (and my brother's other friends) about KS, but they left before I had the chance...

However, 2 days ago I found out that that friend was recently diagnosed with Arrhythmia. :shock:
Funny how the world works...
Part of this is amusing and the other really sad.

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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Xanatos » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:22 am

Lianam wrote:Well I have an interesting story related to this topic...


A few months ago I was visiting my brother at college and he and my other brother were eating dinner with some of the former brother's friends. One of the friends I already knew, and I wanted him (and my brother's other friends) about KS, but they left before I had the chance...

However, 2 days ago I found out that that friend was recently diagnosed with Arrhythmia. :shock:
Funny how the world works...
Fate is conspiring to lead him toward KS.
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by SpunkySix » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:42 pm

I know I can't talk to anybody else about it or they'll be alienated by me. That's why I came here.
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:50 am

I know one person who plays it so I can talk to him about it, but everyone else that I've asked couldn't give two shits it seems, which is a shame. My brothers don't seem bothered in the slightest (and given one of them is 11, I guess that's a blessing) and I haven't even attempted with my parents - seems like a pretty pointless exercise.
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by SpunkySix » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:11 pm

AaronIsCrunchy wrote:I know one person who plays it so I can talk to him about it, but everyone else that I've asked couldn't give two shits it seems, which is a shame. My brothers don't seem bothered in the slightest (and given one of them is 11, I guess that's a blessing) and I haven't even attempted with my parents - seems like a pretty pointless exercise.
SpunkySix wrote:I know I can't talk to anybody else about it or they'll be alienated by me. That's why I came here.
To me, it seems like when I try to describe metal to people - they either get it, or they never will :P But yeah, it's why communities of like-minded people such as this exist, and where would we be without those? :)
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Mute » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:07 pm

According to my family's religion, I shouldn't be playing this game as it involves premarital love and sex scenes. It wouldn't be safe to reveal I don't believe in that religion, so I'm pretending until I get away from my parents.

Right now, the only thing they know about this game is that there's some nice music that sometimes plays on my PC.
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by SpunkySix » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:14 pm

Mute wrote:According to my family's religion, I shouldn't be playing this game as it involves premarital love and sex scenes. It wouldn't be safe to reveal I don't believe in that religion, so I'm pretending until I get away from my parents.

Right now, the only thing they know about this game is that there's some nice music that sometimes plays on my PC.
I'm really sorry about that. I truly feel that it is a personal decision to follow religion and nobody else should be able to make you believe something. Keep staying true to your self, and play the game if you can find alone time. It's really nice.

And just so you know, if you want, you CAN turn the sex scenes off in the options menu. Not sure if that would help?
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Potato » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:17 pm

SpunkySix wrote:
Mute wrote:According to my family's religion, I shouldn't be playing this game as it involves premarital love and sex scenes. It wouldn't be safe to reveal I don't believe in that religion, so I'm pretending until I get away from my parents.

Right now, the only thing they know about this game is that there's some nice music that sometimes plays on my PC.
I'm really sorry about that. I truly feel that it is a personal decision to follow religion and nobody else should be able to make you believe something. Keep staying true to your self, and play the game if you can find alone time. It's really nice.

And just so you know, if you want, you CAN turn the sex scenes off in the options menu. Not sure if that would help?
That wouldn't help because it damages the experience. :P

Though now I'm curious exactly how it wouldn't be safe to reveal his lack of belief. Do they keep hacksaws around for the unrepentant, Mute? :lol:
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Guest Poster » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:30 pm

Social exclusion or a permanent atmosphere of hostility in the household can do just as nasty a number on someone than any hacksaw.
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Post by Atario » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:34 pm

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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by pandaphil » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:37 pm

Everytime I read thie thread title, I can't help picturing:

"Dad. I have something I want to tell you. I'm gay."

Well, if thats how you've chosen to live your life, I can accept that son."

"And I play Katawa Shoujo."

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