Telling friends and/or family?

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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Loonie » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:34 am

aminuts wrote:Well, I am referring to Katawa Shoujo as a novel not just for framing. I also think this is not a game but everyone around me were calling this as a game so I thought it's in the 'game' category. My bad. Also, look at the page title above, it also says "don't panic, it's just a game'.
Yes, it may say so, however I feel like the purpose of that saying is to calm people down from their emotional rollercoaster as opposed to stating: "This is most definitively a game as opposed to not one." I dunno, do they classify other VNs as 'games' elsewhere? If they do then aight - I guess most consider it to be a 'game'. Just...not me. :)

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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Seeker91 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:31 pm

I finally suggested the game to a friend of mine 3 days ago. I also urged him to read the blog in order to see how the project grew over the years. He hasn't played much but he says it's quite interesting.
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by MegaMoto » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:00 pm

Superdingo13 wrote:I don't know about you guys, but I haven't told anybody I know about the fact that I play KS at all. I kind of want to, so I can actually talk to some people about it, but i feel like anyone who hasn't actually played it or know enough about it will immediately dismiss it as disgusting, fetishy hentai without giving it a chance, no matter what I tell them about it... I really don't want to be known as "that guy who loves hentai games" or something like that. Advice/discussion/whatever?
As a man how mad a similar... kind of topic... I feel your pain. Tell them though they deserve to know.

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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by pandaphil » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:52 pm

I've had a little success selling it to some of my female friends online. By just emphasizing the romantic and emotional angle. I think I've gotten maybe five to try it out.
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Amydt » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:30 am

I've been working on convincing a friend of mine to play it, but he's not interested purely because he doesn't like the dating/romance aspect to it. I've tried to convince him the game is much more than that, but he still hasn't bothered. I won't give up on this though!

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Post by ArtisticAngel16 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:33 am

Amydt wrote:I've been working on convincing a friend of mine to play it, but he's not interested purely because he doesn't like the dating/romance aspect to it. I've tried to convince him the game is much more than that, but he still hasn't bothered. I won't give up on this though!
*highfives*
Family? Awwwww hell no! >_____< ...my parents would probably ground me for life if they found out I played this. D8 I got a few friends to play it though. Yay. :)

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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Kozaky » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:29 pm

I would probably just blatantly tell a friend about Katawa shoujo because that's just me, however I wouldn't tell a family member except maybe my sister as my mother would probably think it's some sort of kiddie lover game or my father as he has some sort of notion that I should be a man and not be into anything other then work or what he likes.
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Sonofthewinds » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:36 pm

I had KS on my desktop and one day my bro saw it and asked what it was.
I told him the truth, and he dismissed it; another time I was playing and he happened to see it(awkward seeing as it was JUST when Lilly strips off).
Anyway I explained it to him and got on with my life.
A few months later(a week ago) I was on his computer when he was out and I saw KS on his desktop, didn't expect that, anyway I opened it and he had completed Hanako's path.
Only hers.
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Firewind » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:42 pm

Sonofthewinds wrote:I had KS on my desktop and one day my bro saw it and asked what it was.
I told him the truth, and he dismissed it; another time I was playing and he happened to see it(awkward seeing as it was JUST when Lilly strips off).
Anyway I explained it to him and got on with my life.
A few months later(a week ago) I was on his computer when he was out and I saw KS on his desktop, didn't expect that, anyway I opened it and he had completed Hanako's path.
Only hers.
The only friend that I told about KS is saying that he doesn't have time for it and said that it's only downloaded. I don't really know if it's true or he's playing it without telling me :evil:
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Post by Hisao&Hanako<3 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:12 am

I wish I could get more people into the game. I tried hard but so far only my mom and dad have seen it. And a good friend of mine. None talk about it any more, so I come here to share my strength with like-minded people. KS needs to be more known! I'm thinking of making myself a custom made Hanako shirt.

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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Xanatos » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:48 pm

Only people I talk to who know KS left the forum and only refer to it with the occasional amusing 'shop image.
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Hisao&Hanako<3 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:34 pm

^Time to make more friends! :lol:

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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Xanatos » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:49 pm

Hisao&Hanako<3 wrote:^Time to make more friends! :lol:
Seventeen years too late. Friends are only made in schools and other places where rules against iphones and gadgets force socialization.
<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."
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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Brisingr » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:44 pm

Xanatos wrote:
Hisao&Hanako<3 wrote:^Time to make more friends! :lol:
Seventeen years too late. Friends are only made in schools and other places where rules against iphones and gadgets force socialization.
And here is where I prove you wrong. After I finished college last year, I've made at least 5 new friends without even trying. I got 2 of them to play KS and one of them got into it just because he saw me playing it. Rarely see him on the forums here but I know he has an account.

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Re: Telling friends and/or family?

Post by Hisao&Hanako<3 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:55 pm

Yeah man, friends are made at all ages. Not everyone is an iPhone or Android zombie. :lol:

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