Have you dated someone like any KS character?

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Have you dated someone like any KS character?

Post by muliebrity » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:26 pm

And, if so, did that make that character more or less interesting to you?

I ask because I was trying to figure out which route I liked most in KS, and in wondering why I didn't like Hanako as much as so many seem to, I realized it's because I've dated a Hanako before. I ended up breaking up with her, as her self-loathing was dragging her down, I couldn't help her, and our relationship was just making both of us feel worse at that point because I wasn't happy either and had to pussyfoot around her emotions when she was at her most fragile. It almost made me feel guilty playing through Hanako's route (we're still friends, though, and I still support her and she's getting better, I'm not a monster).

Anyway, anyone feel that sort of thing while reading KS?
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Re: Have you dated someone like any KS character?

Post by Umber » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:31 pm

Huh, dated? No, I can't say that I have. Only dated one person, and the only thing that one person had was the social awkwardness of Hisao.

And the love of tea like Lilly's.

I've been called Rin a couple times on these forums, though.
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Post by Xanatos » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:35 pm

Dated? If only. The most I've had is a friendly, non-romantic hug. :lol: But I've seen others date Emi before. It rarely ends well for them because they were pushy douchebags (Hisaos, if you will) about it.
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Post by win746 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:46 pm

Dated? I wish. I found a Shizune before, but didn't end up anywhere but friends, maybe because I didn't think much of it, and also my beta skills are off the charts.

Funny thing, she was one of the first people who welcomed me into the school, hanged out with her yeah, but hardly ever met up anywhere else except school. While playing through KS, it all struck me. Probably wouldn't have seen this if I didn't play KS. Wished I played KS sooner.

Anyway, I think she was a lesbian though.
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Re: Have you dated someone like any KS character?

Post by HLGU » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:48 pm

my ex girlfriend was a lot like Hanako

i saw the bad ending.

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Post by Xanatos » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:11 pm

win746 wrote:Anyway, I think she was a lesbian though.
Welp. :lol:
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Re: Have you dated someone like any KS character?

Post by SemisoftCheese » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:26 pm

I dated a lilly once. best experience of my life.

retoast from the broken heart club. i keep on retoasting this, but it seems pertinent to this thread.

the worst thing was, i played katawa shoujo two months after we stopped really seeing each other. tears, son.
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I met her over this past summer. It was a classic--I was on a cruise of the mediterranean with my family, and while my parents spent the nights attending shows on the ship, I was free to roam around with my cousins.

I met her by chance at a ping pong table. She was playing with my cousin, who isn't good at ping pong, and I asked to cut in and play, because she looked half decent at the game. We finished the game and then we just sat and I realized what I was sitting next to.

Her name was Nina, from Russia, and she was everything I ever wanted in a girl. She was a 10/10 for looks (I mean it--long red hair, tall, skinny, facial features of a goddess), classy, elegant, spoke english in a terribly attractive accent, and enjoyed art. She was always drawing--a stray lick of hair would fall into her eyes and she would bat it away, in her own world of pencils and ink. A renaissance girl with a modern kick.

I spent 10 nights chasing after her. One night, she and I were alone and just spoke and played cards until 2 AM. Just two spirits wasting time.

But she always shied away. She carried around this dog embroidered purse, and inside of it were pictures of the suicide of a metalhead--Per Ohlin. Not like sewn in or anything--just folded computer printouts. And with it were normal things--cosmetics, lipstick, anything a girl would carry. She was normal in every single way, except for that. She loved card games, and would play until the end of the sun. Or chess-every Russian plays chess, and she wasn't half bad.

And she was ok with personal questions, like who her teachers were or who her friends were, but was gun-shy about anything serious. She would back away from questions about the future, or the past, or anything that could possibly bring up something rocky. Almost like an Emi. I can't really ascertain if she was an orphan, or adopted, but she certainly wasn't hurting for money.

So 10 days passed, arguably the best 10 days of my life. I saw her every evening--some days she dressed up in the latest fashions (Gucci was a favorite), and I felt like a million dollars with her on my arm, dressed in evening finery with the prettiest girl in the world.

But 10 days passed, and I had to return to life in New York. So I flew back over, and as I watched the sun filter over my window, crossing the atlantic, wondering where the time had went. She lived in Moscow, and I lived in New York. A relationship was out of the question.

So we talk every now and then, about innocent stuff like the Russian language or the latest news. She's living her life over there, and as I see it, there's no way for me to go over there or for her to come over here. Maybe someday she'll come over, but it'll be a friends thing.

I'm young. There are many fish in the sea. But I'll never forget my ten days in the deep blue sea of the Mediterranean, staring at the waves break on the dark Italian coast.

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Re: Have you dated someone like any KS character?

Post by KeiichiO » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:33 pm

My last girlfriend was a lot like Hanako personality wise. I met her in the ninth grade, and she barely said a word for an entire year. Whenever I'd try and talk with her, she'd get all uncomfortable and her eyes would dart left and right. It wasn't until a year later that she started opening up to me. She tried very hard to tell me that she liked me, but she failed at convincing me for a while.

We become pretty close friends, and I realized that she was one of the nicest, sweetest girls I've ever met, so I confessed my feelings to her to save her the troubles of doing it herself.

We broke up in December for no reason other than I didn't feel ready for a relationship at that moment, but I try and stay friends with her.

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Re: Have you dated someone like any KS character?

Post by Selim Bradley » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:37 pm

What is this "dating" concept you speak of?
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Re: Have you dated someone like any KS character?

Post by KeiichiO » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:38 pm

Selim Bradley wrote:What is this "dating" concept you speak of?
Oh, it's just when you spend time with a significant other. SEX

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Post by Xanatos » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:43 pm

KeiichiO wrote:
Selim Bradley wrote:What is this "dating" concept you speak of?
Oh, it's just when you spend time with a significant other. SEX
Anal.
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Post by KeiichiO » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:44 pm

Xanatos wrote:
KeiichiO wrote:
Selim Bradley wrote:What is this "dating" concept you speak of?
Oh, it's just when you spend time with a significant other. SEX
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Re: Have you dated someone like any KS character?

Post by Shadowstalk » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:18 pm

I don't think I've dated anyone like a KS character. I don't know, I don't date many girls, I tend to focus on schoolwork. I think one of my biggest flaws is that I judge people too quickly and I avoid social interactions.

I can imagine that if I dated someone like a KS character, it would definitely change my view of that character.
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Re: Have you dated someone like any KS character?

Post by muliebrity » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:18 am

Umber wrote:dated?
Xanatos wrote:Dated?
win746 wrote:Dated?
Selim Bradley wrote:What is this "dating" concept you speak of?
...Can we pretend I said "Had a close, personal relationship with"?
Umber wrote:I've been called Rin a couple times on these forums, though.
Why?
Xanatos wrote:But I've seen others date Emi before. It rarely ends well for them because they were pushy douchebags (Hisaos, if you will) about it.
I've dated a mix between Emi and Shizune. Got dumped, man.
win746 wrote:I found a Shizune before, but didn't end up anywhere but friends, maybe because I didn't think much of it, and also my beta skills are off the charts.
I find it really hard to act "alpha" unless something clicks immediately and I know I'm getting along with a lady. It's not always necessary, though, I found that being open to the possibility that there are women who fancy you makes it a lot easier to realize when you're being flirted with (nearly impossible if you're convinced that would never happen).
Funny thing, she was one of the first people who welcomed me into the school, hanged out with her yeah, but hardly ever met up anywhere else except school. While playing through KS, it all struck me. Probably wouldn't have seen this if I didn't play KS. Wished I played KS sooner.
See, that's what I'm talkin' about, it's more likely that you're closing your mind to the possibility of further developments without realizing it. I'm sorry if I'm projecting, by the way, but I know the feeling, at least.
Anyway, I think she was a lesbian though.
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HLGU wrote:my ex girlfriend was a lot like Hanako

i saw the bad ending.
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SemisoftCheese wrote:I dated a lilly once. best experience of my life.

retoast from the broken heart club. i keep on retoasting this, but it seems pertinent to this thread.

the worst thing was, i played katawa shoujo two months after we stopped really seeing each other. tears, son.
Man, the wrong context can make all the difference. It's good that you're thinking about it in a healthy way, but that had to suck. Did you like Lily as a character? Like, did you enjoy the route or was it a bit too much?

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KeiichiO wrote:Oh, it's just when you spend time with a significant other. SEX
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Shadowstalk wrote:I don't think I've dated anyone like a KS character. I don't know, I don't date many girls, I tend to focus on schoolwork. I think one of my biggest flaws is that I judge people too quickly and I avoid social interactions.
Personally, I can relate. I spend almost all of my time alone, and my several attempts to come out of my shell have just taught me that I just like being alone. Nothing wrong with that! Sometimes, though, you meet people anyway.
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Re: Have you dated someone like any KS character?

Post by Umber » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:26 am

That was ridiculously attentive, Mulie. But a nice post nevertheless, hehe.
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Umber wrote:I've been called Rin a couple times on these forums, though.
Why?
You'd have to ask them that yourself. All I'm aware of is that, occasionally, my mouth spits out Rin-esque phrases. SpecimenSix's signature, take a look.

So if anyone's looking for a Rin to cuddle/bed/date/something-romantic/etc, I think I'm available.

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