The meaning of Katawa Shoujo.

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Re: The meaning of Katawa Shoujo.

Post by Liminaut » Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:31 pm

Thinking about the meaning of the disabilities in KS:

I think paradoxically the function of the disabilities in the story is to show how strong, capable, and able the women are. None of them need to be coddled or protected; they have all overcome tremendous challenges.

Pretty uniformly in most of the paths a quick way to lose is dehumanize the women by overprotecting them.

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Re: The meaning of Katawa Shoujo.

Post by CaveRave » Sat May 24, 2014 11:13 pm

Steinherz wrote:
MegaMoto wrote:
Markus Ramikin wrote:Have you heard him out as to what he meant by it, when he said they were different? That can mean a lot of things. Unless you know specifically where he was coming from, it's impossible to say whether he's just "looking at the surface" or has an actual point.
This is a quote from my friend describing why they are different.
"They are handicapped
There's no point in pretending they aren't
That's as bad as pitying them"
I don't know, just the way he said make me not agree. All the people we meet in KS can function perfectly fine and can handle themselves. That doesn't sound handicapped to me.My point is made when he later said.
"They're just less physically able"
Show your friend this.
It sums up the whole meaning of the VN :lol:
We never got Rin's casual outfit...

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Re: The meaning of Katawa Shoujo.

Post by KeiichiO » Sat May 24, 2014 11:26 pm

CaveRave wrote:We never got Rin's casual outfit...
The overalls were pretty casual. I could see Rin sporting that attire regularly.

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