The Music of Katawa Shoujo

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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Steinherz » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:44 pm

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Mentaru Shoujo, or as it's now called, Missing Stars. I know one of the writers for it.
Any information on what's been going on with it?
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by forgetmenot » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:23 pm

Steinherz wrote:
forgetmenot wrote: Mentaru Shoujo, or as it's now called, Missing Stars. I know one of the writers for it.
Any information on what's been going on with it?
I'm not privy to the innermost workings of the group. What I've heard is merely in passing from a few members of the original project who left due to creative differences, as well as one of the writers. I try not to pry too much.

I believe the most appropriate term for it is "Development Hell". That being said I'll be interested to see whatever it is they produce, if anything. I wouldn't count on it being soon, though.

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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Potato » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:31 pm

forgetmenot wrote:I'm not privy to the innermost workings of the group. What I've heard is merely in passing from a few members of the original project who left due to creative differences, as well as one of the writers. I try not to pry too much.

I believe the most appropriate term for it is "Development Hell". That being said I'll be interested to see whatever it is they produce, if anything. I wouldn't count on it being soon, though.
Seeing as KS itself was five years in the making or something like that, I don't think 'soon' would be on anyone's list of expectations either way. :lol: The forum seems relatively (to KS' heyday) tepid, activity-wise, and it looks like a dev or two made the mistake of trying to produce other projects alongside MS which couldn't possibly bode well...Much like my initial curiosity with KS, I just wanna see how they handle the disability angle. One of the girls looks like Hannibal...
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Guest Poster » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:39 pm

Personally, I try not to get my hopes up until the project is either almost completed or the team produces a demo the scope of KS' Act 1 demo. (which shows that they don't just know how to write/draw/compose/script but also know how to work as a team)

In general, if 20 projects like KS get started, expect all but one to fail or end up on hold indefinitely. Projects like KS are the exception, rather than the rule.
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Steinherz » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:43 pm

Potato wrote:
forgetmenot wrote:I'm not privy to the innermost workings of the group. What I've heard is merely in passing from a few members of the original project who left due to creative differences, as well as one of the writers. I try not to pry too much.

I believe the most appropriate term for it is "Development Hell". That being said I'll be interested to see whatever it is they produce, if anything. I wouldn't count on it being soon, though.
Seeing as KS itself was five years in the making or something like that, I don't think 'soon' would be on anyone's list of expectations either way. :lol: The forum seems relatively (to KS' heyday) tepid, activity-wise, and it looks like a dev or two made the mistake of trying to produce other projects alongside MS which couldn't possibly bode well...Much like my initial curiosity with KS, I just wanna see how they handle the disability angle. One of the girls looks like Hannibal...
I saw the mask thing too. I was like "this both worries me, and slightly arouses me." :lol:
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Atario » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:25 pm

Steinherz wrote:I saw the mask thing too. I was like "this both worries me, and slightly arouses me." :lol:
Hrm. You worry me… :shock:
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Steinherz » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:28 pm

Atario wrote:
Steinherz wrote:I saw the mask thing too. I was like "this both worries me, and slightly arouses me." :lol:
Hrm. You worry me… :shock:
I have a slight thing for bondage, what? Is that so wrong? XD
Shizune does as well :lol:
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Atario » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:44 pm

Steinherz wrote:I have a slight thing for bondage, what? Is that so wrong? XD
Ah, well that's slightly less worrying than what I thought, which was that you found the idea of Hannibal Lecter slightly arousing.
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Steinherz » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:47 pm

Atario wrote:
Steinherz wrote:I have a slight thing for bondage, what? Is that so wrong? XD
Ah, well that's slightly less worrying than what I thought, which was that you found the idea of Hannibal Lecter slightly arousing.
:lol:
No, Mr. Lecter is not arousing, but a hot girl wearing that type of mask is very much evocative of bondage.
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Potato » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:18 pm

Steinherz wrote:
Potato wrote:
forgetmenot wrote:I'm not privy to the innermost workings of the group. What I've heard is merely in passing from a few members of the original project who left due to creative differences, as well as one of the writers. I try not to pry too much.

I believe the most appropriate term for it is "Development Hell". That being said I'll be interested to see whatever it is they produce, if anything. I wouldn't count on it being soon, though.
Seeing as KS itself was five years in the making or something like that, I don't think 'soon' would be on anyone's list of expectations either way. :lol: The forum seems relatively (to KS' heyday) tepid, activity-wise, and it looks like a dev or two made the mistake of trying to produce other projects alongside MS which couldn't possibly bode well...Much like my initial curiosity with KS, I just wanna see how they handle the disability angle. One of the girls looks like Hannibal...
I saw the mask thing too. I was like "this both worries me, and slightly arouses me." :lol:
You had that thought too? That worries me. :lol:
I love the interpretation of Pac-Man where he's a just a lowly worker retrieving golf balls left all over the course by the rich masters and the ghosts are all previous workers who got conked on the head and killed by incoming golf balls in the line of duty.

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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Denabu » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:06 pm

I constantly find myself humming 'Aria de l'Etoile'. A very simple theme, but simply amazing.
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by NordicBerry » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:59 am

For me, Rainbows and Puddles is just amazing... I cannot be sad or mad when i listen to it, it soothes me into this relaxation state.
But the music overall is just really really good and i enjoy listening to the soundtrack for hours no matter what i am doing at that moment :D

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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by SpunkySix » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:17 pm

The music was really good. I have so much of an emotional attachment to "Standing Tall".
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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by SomeGuy » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:56 pm

Time for some forum contribution because reasons.

I like all the 'Oh fuck son' tracks. Knowing that, shouldn't be hard to guess that my favourites are Breathlessly, Cold Iron, Moment of Decision, Painful History and Shadow of the Truth.
Basically, all the 'ouch, right in the heart' (seewhatIdidthere) tracks.
I don't know why I do these things to myself.

It's also pretty amazing how associating a track with a certain part of a story gives it such a strong connection to the relevant feels. I like it, even though this is nothing new, of course.

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Re: The Music of Katawa Shoujo

Post by Comrade » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:52 pm

I have a confession to make.
During my playthrough of KS a year and a half ago, I didn't really give the music the credit it deserves.
I either play the game muted, played music of my own over it, or just didn't pay attention.
I've decided to download the music box thingy to my phone, and I will go on a journey to right some wrongs.
Wish me luck!
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