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Re: I think I miss the feels...

Post by Brisingr » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:51 pm

FoxtrotZero wrote: KS isn't a story I'll ever forget, nor are the characters within, they've made too much of an impression on my heart. But often I wish I could go back and experience it like I did that first time. I cannot. I miss those feels.
I know what you mean but after playing them so much, even then the feels start to degrade over time. I love the whole idea of KS but after replaying it so many times and after messing with the beta for a bit, it feels like I'm just selecting icons in a game instead of reading the epic story I originally found less than a week after its release. I guess it feels similar to constantly re-reading that book from your childhood. I get nostalgic feelings but the original feels can barely even touch me anymore.

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Re: I think I miss the feels...

Post by Xanatos » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:59 pm

That's just how memory works. Same reason you don't watch a movie twice in a row and why replay value is a score in game reviews. Of course, you could go get the memories of KS hypnotized out of you (seriously, that's a thing), provided you're susceptible to hypnosis. :lol:

Or you could gather the devs into a room and poke them until they either decide to do a sequel or permit fan extensions. :P
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Re: I think I miss the feels...

Post by YZQ » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:00 pm

I like to think of them as they are now (2013), older and wiser (hopefully). Shizune reading a copy of The Prince, Hanako having adventures on her computer and the Internet, that kind of stuff.
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Re: I think I miss the feels...

Post by Xanatos » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:01 pm

YZQ wrote:I like to think of them as they are now (2013), older and wiser (hopefully). Shizune reading a copy of the Prince, Hanako having adventures on her computer and the Internet, that kind of stuff.
Hanako...Internet...What if she finds the porn side of the shimmie? :o
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Re: I think I miss the feels...

Post by FoxtrotZero » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:01 pm

Xanatos wrote:That's just how memory works. Same reason you don't watch a movie twice in a row and why replay value is a score in game reviews. Of course, you could go get the memories of KS hypnotized out of you (seriously, that's a thing), provided you're susceptible to hypnosis. :lol:

Or you could gather the devs into a room and poke them until they either decide to do a sequel or permit fan extensions. :P
...I like that second idea a lot.
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Re: I think I miss the feels...

Post by Xanatos » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:09 pm

FoxtrotZero wrote:
Xanatos wrote:That's just how memory works. Same reason you don't watch a movie twice in a row and why replay value is a score in game reviews. Of course, you could go get the memories of KS hypnotized out of you (seriously, that's a thing), provided you're susceptible to hypnosis. :lol:

Or you could gather the devs into a room and poke them until they either decide to do a sequel or permit fan extensions. :P
...I like that second idea a lot.
Thought you might. :lol:

Of course, if you're so inclined, you can skip the whole "permission" thing but that wouldn't be very nice. Or just stick to fanfiction.
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Re: I think I miss the feels...

Post by pandaphil » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:16 pm

Have you looked into fanfic? Reading and writing my own continuation have kept the feels alive for me.
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Re: I think I miss the feels...

Post by YZQ » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:23 pm

Xanatos wrote:
YZQ wrote:I like to think of them as they are now (2013), older and wiser (hopefully). Shizune reading a copy of the Prince, Hanako having adventures on her computer and the Internet, that kind of stuff.
Hanako...Internet...What if she finds the porn side of the shimmie? :o
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Re: I think I miss the feels...

Post by Umber » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:50 pm

pandaphil wrote:Have you looked into fanfic? Reading and writing my own continuation have kept the feels alive for me.
As well as reading Fan-fic, I'm seconding the notion. But you're also relying on that the writers are relatively decent, or that you're well-versed in writing yourself.
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Re: I think I miss the feels...

Post by Carighan » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:29 am

You may want to look into Shizune's Bad End. And then read the one-shot fanfic Reunion after. ;)
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Re: I think I miss the feels...

Post by Jango » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:29 am

After I got 100% I never replayed the entire game. If I needed the feels, I'd just load up a state from a scene I remember and play from that point, then stop when it was done. Kinda weird.

@OP: Since this is your first VN, you probably have extra sentimental attachment to it. The first one I played was Saya no Uta, and I remember playing through it a few times after I got all the endings (BTW if you never heard of that game, you'll need a strong stomach and be willing to experience a few mindfucks, but the writing is brilliant so I highly recommend reading it if you can handle it), so maybe I'll replay Katawa Shoujo again in full in the future, maybe after I listen to my friend and play this "Little Busters" he keeps telling me to play.

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Re: The "feels" bazaar.

Post by SpecimenSix » Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:59 am

I get where you're coming from. I actually haven't gone back through KS since I went through every route a few months back, because part of me thinks it won't be as powerful if it's still fresh in my mind. Maybe a little bit down the line I'll go back through and experience the feels again too. I also have a very strong sentimental attachment to it because KS was my first VN as well. :D
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Re: The "feels" bazaar.

Post by Xanatos » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:07 am

Coming up on one year since I completed it...Might have to replay soon.
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Re: I think I miss the feels...

Post by FoxtrotZero » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:49 pm

Carighan wrote:You may want to look into Shizune's Bad End. And then read the one-shot fanfic Reunion after. ;)
I'm familiar with both of them
Jango wrote:After I got 100% I never replayed the entire game. If I needed the feels, I'd just load up a state from a scene I remember and play from that point, then stop when it was done. Kinda weird.

@OP: Since this is your first VN, you probably have extra sentimental attachment to it. The first one I played was Saya no Uta, and I remember playing through it a few times after I got all the endings (BTW if you never heard of that game, you'll need a strong stomach and be willing to experience a few mindfucks, but the writing is brilliant so I highly recommend reading it if you can handle it), so maybe I'll replay Katawa Shoujo again in full in the future, maybe after I listen to my friend and play this "Little Busters" he keeps telling me to play.
You're right, I probably do. And both of those are on my list of VNs to play.

If anyone is as mindfucked as me, apparantley my thread got folded in. Perhaps I should have included more discussion value...
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Re: The "feels" bazaar.

Post by YZQ » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:32 pm

Was never attracted to VNs as games. KS was my very first one. My usual gaming stuff are RTSs on the PC, then WoW and Paradox games as I got older.
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