I finished Katawa Shoujo and can't get my friends to play it

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Re: I finished Katawa Shoujo and can't get my friends to pla

Post by pandaphil » Mon May 27, 2013 1:45 pm

I usually avoid the whole 4-chan and "cripple" thing altogether as those words tend to make people assume the worst. When I mention it, I just say that its a really sweet story about a boy who has a heart condition who's sent to a special school. And of course that its a free download. :) Then I'll give them a link to the KS website. That's gotten a few people into it that way.
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Re: I finished Katawa Shoujo and can't get my friends to pla

Post by simmr001 » Mon May 27, 2013 2:45 pm

pandaphil wrote:I usually avoid the whole 4-chan and "cripple" thing altogether as those words tend to make people assume the worst. When I mention it, I just say that its a really sweet story about a boy who has a heart condition who's sent to a special school. And of course that its a free download. :) Then I'll give them a link to the KS website. That's gotten a few people into it that way.
Robin pre researched it. was very awkward to explain to her I was playing porn for the storyline. Now she's a fan. :D

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Post by pandaphil » Mon May 27, 2013 3:08 pm

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Robin pre researched it. was very awkward to explain to her I was playing porn for the storyline. Now she's a fan. :D
I still don't get why people think KS is porn. I mean hell, is "Titanic" porn? It has a steamy sex scene and shows the female leads boobs.
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Re: I finished Katawa Shoujo and can't get my friends to pla

Post by simmr001 » Mon May 27, 2013 3:47 pm

pandaphil wrote:
simmr001 wrote:
Robin pre researched it. was very awkward to explain to her I was playing porn for the storyline. Now she's a fan. :D
I still don't get why people think KS is porn. I mean hell, is "Titanic" porn? It has a steamy sex scene and a boobie scene with the female lead.
It's a dating SIM with sex. I think that's why

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Re: I finished Katawa Shoujo and can't get my friends to pla

Post by Umber » Mon May 27, 2013 3:57 pm

simmr001 wrote: It's a dating SIM with sex. I think that's why
It's hard for most people I know to describe Katawa Shoujo without calling it a dating sim. I think of it more like an actual novel, except visual. Hence, visual novel, but with dating sim-esque traits.

(as most have these days but that's beside the point)
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Re: I finished Katawa Shoujo and can't get my friends to pla

Post by MegaMoto » Mon May 27, 2013 6:36 pm

Convinced one ! I just let him listen to the sound track. He asked me where it was from pointed him to the website now he's playing it and loves it. Now I can get him to help me convince my other friends.

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Post by Xanatos » Mon May 27, 2013 6:37 pm

simmr001 wrote:
pandaphil wrote:
simmr001 wrote:
Robin pre researched it. was very awkward to explain to her I was playing porn for the storyline. Now she's a fan. :D
I still don't get why people think KS is porn. I mean hell, is "Titanic" porn? It has a steamy sex scene and a boobie scene with the female lead.
It's a dating SIM with sex. I think that's why
But it isn't...

And people call it porn because people are idiots. :lol:
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Re: I finished Katawa Shoujo and can't get my friends to pla

Post by pandaphil » Mon May 27, 2013 6:47 pm

MegaMoto wrote:Convinced one ! I just let him listen to the sound track. He asked me where it was from pointed him to the website now he's playing it and loves it. Now I can get him to help me convince my other friends.

Good job!

I think I've gotten about four people to try it so far.
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Post by simmr001 » Mon May 27, 2013 6:49 pm

First impressions and all that carp. ( I can't turn off the ducking profanity filter)

It didn't help that review called it as such.

Good on you dude. I've tried to convince other people. Unfortunately no one believes me, do their own research, then call me perverted.

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Post by Velitation » Mon May 27, 2013 9:38 pm

I've asked a couple people if they played it. And then someone I knew posted this on FB and denied ever reading KS, even after his girlfriend asked if he read a novel that had disabled girls and possible situations:

Warning. You may need to shield your eyes. Yet, it is safe for work. Here is Hideaki as an old man.

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Post by pandaphil » Mon May 27, 2013 10:01 pm



My hats off to the guy. Wave your freak flag high my friend.
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Re: I finished Katawa Shoujo and can't get my friends to pla

Post by Umber » Mon May 27, 2013 10:14 pm

pandaphil wrote:
My hats off to the guy. Wave your freak flag high my friend.
I have about five friends that would immediately play Katawa Shoujo if I told them that one of the characters inspired that man to do what he does.

I've convinced two otherwise. :lol:
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Post by Xanatos » Mon May 27, 2013 10:16 pm

I love that guy.
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Re: I finished Katawa Shoujo and can't get my friends to pla

Post by YZQ » Mon May 27, 2013 10:17 pm

I'll think that many people still find it hard to accept that folks who can't see or hear, or are missing arms and legs, are average folks. They have many of the same concerns and emotions as the rest of us.
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Re: I finished Katawa Shoujo and can't get my friends to pla

Post by KeiichiO » Mon May 27, 2013 10:24 pm

People are people.
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