I know you're trying to troll me, but I'm going to take the bait. Normally when people start a sentance with "can you imagine" the first words out of my mouth are "yes, I can". But that's mostly because when people tend to use that phrase, they use it in an exaggerated fashion.Xanatos wrote:But you aren't. You're imagining it now as you read about it and you imagined it when/if you played Hanako's route.FoxtrotZero wrote:I'm literally incapable of imagining that scenario
This gentleman has been through things to which my experiences hardly compare. I can attempt to understand, imagine, and sympathize with his scenario. But I've never had to be in a scenario quite like his - the fire, the aftermath thereof, or the things he had to endure as he carried on with his life. I daresay he's experienced entire emotions that are absolutely unknown to me.
So when I say "I can't imagine that", you're right, that's not entirely true. But my imagination will never grant me a proper understanding, and it will never compare to the actual experience. Perhaps what I mean to say is that "I am incapable of truly understanding that".