Veniathan wrote:In the world we live in there isn't much to change for.
Forgive me for saying this, but you are way
too young to be thinking this way.
What is bothering me is that i don't understand why girls cannot be this friendly or nice in real life, the way these girls in Katawa Shoujo are is ... Different. It's not like ive never been together with anyone and i clearly mentioned i did but this is very different.
Katawa Shoujo is fantasy fulfillment, of course - I doubt anyone here has or will have the experience of going somewhere new only to find all of the available females are stunningly attractive and
romantically interested in us - but fictional characters won't affect us or resonate with us if they're unbelievable. And I think KS's storylines are potent because
they are believable. They more closely resemble actual romantic relationships than many I've seen portrayed in fiction, especially in visual novels. Not every relationship is going to be so dramatic and moving, but neither is every relationship you're ever going to have necessarily going to fall short of that experience.
When i think of Katawa Shoujo it feels like a kick in my guts and heart, it feels sad. The only thing i have after KS is the depression because i know that i will never in my life find someone so nice, energic and exactly like Emi was.
With all due respect, this isn't necessarily true: you don't
know. You may suspect
, you may believe it'll never happen, or that people as cool as Emi don't exist in real life or would be interested in you even if they did exist, but right here, right now, you have no way of knowing what tomorrow may bring. How could anyone know?
Consider Hisao sitting in the hospital for months; if he'd been told then that his life would vastly improve before the year was over, and might even be better than it was before his heart attack, would he have believed it? I think he would have said something very similar to what you're saying right now.
Yeah, it's just a story, and, of course, the shoujo style is all about emphasizing the attractiveness of the girls, but there's a reason this stuff resonates with us. I've known (and fallen in love with) girls like Hanako and Emi in real life. Such people do
exist, and if anything they're deeper and more interesting than the girls in this game. So I disagree with some of the earlier posters - while fiction can be idealized and certainly better than real life in some ways, there are experiences to be had in real life that can outshine them.
But you won't ever experience that if you refuse to. That way lies Manly Picnics.
Time is a doctor.
be a doctor, certainly. But like Buckaroo Banzai said, "No matter where you go, there you are." You're never not going to be you. I put off feeling things for a very long time because I believed that time would heal all wounds, and until that happened, I didn't want to hurt. But it hasn't - my wounds are still there, and they still hurt many years later. This game reminded me what it was like to feel things again; I missed that sensation, and KS reminded me that there's no reason why I can't feel such things again in my own life. But it does require me to actively change myself; I think for the better.