Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

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Re: Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

Post by mysterycycle » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:43 pm

As has been said by others, I can see some of myself in a number of the heroines, though perhaps predictably, I see the most of myself echoed in the girls I find most attractive. Hopefully this is more to do with a desire to be around someone who is like-minded and would better understand me than just being a narcissist.

Emi's sense of humor and tendency to deal with things as they come are definitely a lot like me. I worry that it's easy for others to think that I'm not very thoughtful or that I'm a flake because I don't really assign a lot of importance to events before they happen or worry much about things beyond the here-and-now. I could do with more of Emi's energy, though.

Hanako's introversion, her desire to be away from other people, and her enjoyment of reading and games are also very much like me, even down to being more interested in games because of emotional attachments to them and their ability to take her out of her own head for a while rather than a strategic exercise or competitive urge. I can't pretend to have the same degree of emotional injury that she has, but like anyone else I've taken a few lumps and it gets me down much of the time. I don't actively dislike company to the same degree, either, but I usually prefer to be alone, and when I'm socializing I'd rather have one or two close friends with me rather than being in a crowd of friends.

I feel like I should have more in common with Rin than I do, mostly because I'm an artist, but then I've never been a very artsy sort of person, and I don't really have any troubles communicating my thoughts and feelings. Aside from the same sort of desire to be understood that I imagine most people have, I just don't have that much in common with her.
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Re: Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

Post by BananaPudding » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:07 pm

I am actually not a whole lot like my favorite (Emi) at all. I'm probably closer to lilly (second favorite) I'm really laid back and open minded, don't get angry very often and when I do not for long, although I'm a bit less reserved than she is.

Now that I think about it, I am probably most like the Hisao from Emi's route, which would make sense
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Re: Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

Post by OtakuNinja » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:22 pm

Lilly is my type of girl, we're not similar. The reason why she's my favorite is probably because she's the only girl with patience enough to get to know the real me. That, and I suck when it comes to talking to people in my age, but talking to Lilly feels different. She carefully chooses her words, just like I'd like to do. :)
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Re: Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

Post by BananaPudding » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:43 pm

OtakuNinja wrote:Lilly is my type of girl, we're not similar. The reason why she's my favorite is probably because she's the only girl with patience enough to get to know the real me. That, and I suck when it comes to talking to people in my age, but talking to Lilly feels different. She carefully chooses her words, just like I'd like to do. :)
lilly definitely gives off the air of someone much older
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Re: Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

Post by Loonie » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:52 pm

Actually no. If I were completely honest with myself, I'd say I relate a lot more to Hisao in Rin's arc (except for his 'I just don't get art' part. It's the opposite for me - I tend to see art even where there might not be any) rather than to Rin herself...

...but she does reflect someone I know...and also something I'd be willing to fight for until the day I die.
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Re: Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

Post by pandaphil » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:53 pm

BananaPudding wrote:
OtakuNinja wrote:Lilly is my type of girl, we're not similar. The reason why she's my favorite is probably because she's the only girl with patience enough to get to know the real me. That, and I suck when it comes to talking to people in my age, but talking to Lilly feels different. She carefully chooses her words, just like I'd like to do. :)
lilly definitely gives off the air of someone much older

When her parents left her and Akira behind she had to learn to be responsible pretty quickly.
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Re: Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

Post by Selim Bradley » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:20 pm

To answer the OP: yes, Hanako is exactly the same as me in every way.
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Re: Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

Post by Xanatos » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:49 pm

Selim Bradley wrote:To answer the OP: yes, Hanako is exactly the same as me in every way.
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Re: Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

Post by Selim Bradley » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:49 pm

Xanatos wrote:
Selim Bradley wrote:To answer the OP: yes, Hanako is exactly the same as me in every way.
Aren't you a guy?
Fine, almost every way.
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Re: Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

Post by Steinherz » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:52 pm

Selim Bradley wrote:
Xanatos wrote:
Selim Bradley wrote:To answer the OP: yes, Hanako is exactly the same as me in every way.
Aren't you a guy?
Fine, almost every way.
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Re: Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

Post by cassinova » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:48 am

I've only completed Emi (after ~65 hours of gameplay) and we have many similarities such as running (sportish?), the inability to trust others, break down when a touchy subject is brought up, playful in a way to hide my true feelings, commit to activities that occupy myself from thinking of unwanted thoughts, and I really dislike people learning more about me (i only like learning about others) simply because I don't want them to worry. Being the extrovert that I am with my friends, I think I am starting to slowly become more and more introvert though, so perhaps I will reflect some other character.

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Re: Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

Post by Pokeman » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:12 pm

BananaPudding wrote:I am actually not a whole lot like my favorite (Emi) at all. I'm probably closer to lilly (second favorite) I'm really laid back and open minded, don't get angry very often and when I do not for long, although I'm a bit less reserved than she is.

Now that I think about it, I am probably most like the Hisao from Emi's route, which would make sense
This is practically me. I'm mostly clam - like Lilly- and such, except in some situations.

I'd consider myself a mix of both Emi and Lilly.

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Re: Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

Post by Umber » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:14 pm

No favorites here, but one could assume that my mental being is a mix of Shizune, Rin and Suzu.

With the social openness of Hanako, the family past of Emi, and the hairstyle of Natsume.
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Re: Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

Post by griffon8 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:19 pm

When I started playing Act 1 (Yes, I've been here that long. Now get off my lawn!), I thought my favorites were going to Lilly and Hanako. It turned out Emi and Shizune were my favorites. I think it's because I can find a lot of my wife in them. So they reflect who I love rather than me.
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Re: Does your favourite heroine reflect yourself?

Post by YZQ » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:07 am

I can imagine Emi and Shizune being totally radical moms who only step in before (and maybe even after) their kids had triggered WWIII by hacking into the security systems of the major powers.
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