Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

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Re: Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

Post by Brisingr » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:34 pm

KeiichiO wrote:Pretty soon, it'll have been a year since I first played KS, so my personal KS birthday is coming up~
January 10 marks 2 years since I discovered KS. I still have that original download file.

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Re: Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

Post by LemonPirate » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:37 am

Wow, I never realised my Bday (the 9th of Jan) was so close to KS's. I think Ill start my 5th play-through in honour of this event.
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Re: Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

Post by Potato » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:11 pm

LemonPirate wrote:Wow, I never realised my Bday (the 9th of Jan) was so close to KS's. I think Ill start my 5th play-through in honour of this event.
5th playthrough and 8 more to go...Enjoy. :P
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Re: Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

Post by Sea » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:01 pm

Potato wrote:
LemonPirate wrote:Wow, I never realised my Bday (the 9th of Jan) was so close to KS's. I think Ill start my 5th play-through in honour of this event.
5th playthrough and 8 more to go...Enjoy. :P
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Re: Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

Post by LemonPirate » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:20 am

Sea wrote:
Potato wrote:
LemonPirate wrote:Wow, I never realised my Bday (the 9th of Jan) was so close to KS's. I think Ill start my 5th play-through in honour of this event.
5th playthrough and 8 more to go...Enjoy. :P
Once you reach 27 3/5 you get to go to the velvet roped area of the forums, its classy up there.
Ohhhhhhhh... Velvet, pretty :o
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Re: Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

Post by Potato » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:31 am

Sea wrote:
Potato wrote:
LemonPirate wrote:Wow, I never realised my Bday (the 9th of Jan) was so close to KS's. I think Ill start my 5th play-through in honour of this event.
5th playthrough and 8 more to go...Enjoy. :P
Once you reach 27 3/5 you get to go to the velvet roped area of the forums, its classy up there.
I've never been. :(
I love the interpretation of Pac-Man where he's a just a lowly worker retrieving golf balls left all over the course by the rich masters and the ghosts are all previous workers who got conked on the head and killed by incoming golf balls in the line of duty.

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Re: Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

Post by Atario » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:12 pm

Is the velvet red?
NB: none of the above is a request

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Re: Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

Post by LemonPirate » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:27 am

Atario wrote:Is the velvet red?
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Re: Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

Post by brythain » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:38 am

Happy birthday again, Katawa Shoujo!

And one more round of thanks for all the devs who made this possible.
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Re: Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

Post by Sohtak » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:20 am

I only found out about KS last year around June, But I can't imagine life without it! It was my first real VN and while I've seen others (Narcissu, Go-Go-Nippon, Sakura Spirit, Kira Kira) none will ever take the place of best VN ever in my eyes!

Even with it being 3 years old, SO many people have just found out about it. Thanks to reddit or some other means. I'm currenlty trying to finish rins route tonight before bed, But even after that. I know I'll replay the entire game a good number of times and always think about it!

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Re: Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

Post by Palas » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:40 am

January 4th is some kind of holiday for me. 3 years already, huh? It's been a ride, but I think it's safe to say Katawa Shoujo is the most important OELVN ever and will continue to be so for many years. It changed lives. I remember when I spent the whole night downloading Katawa Shoujo because my connection was (it still is) that slow. I spent the next 3 days playing it almost nonstop. To this day, I still replay this or that route when I feel like I need to come back to Yamaku and revisist all those experiences.

You know, recently I replayed Hanako's route and for some reason it was even better than the first and the second and the third times. There's something familiar about Katawa Shoujo that makes it better each time you go back to it. Katawa Shoujo feels like home to me. This is why every year I celebrate its release. Happy birthday, Katawa Shoujo~!
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Re: Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

Post by Valjean Lafitte » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:28 am

I've only been playing Katawa Shoujo since August of last year, and like Sohtak, I can't imagine my life without it. It's characters and their stories have affected and continue to affect my my life in many ways. Thank you 4LS!
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Re: Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

Post by Cheapchip » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:40 am

just passing by, happy birthday KS!
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Re: Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

Post by Elvin Kristofer » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:52 pm

First discovered KS on Uboachan (there's a post about it for some reason), downloaded and first played it around August, and finished it around October.

Such an amazing experience for me to read it, might go back and start over again someday.

Oh, and happy birthday Katawa Shoujo! :D
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Re: Happy Birthday Katawa Shoujo!

Post by Byakku » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:30 pm

It's been nearly two years since I discovered Katawa Shoujo and first played Lilly's route. If only I could forget everything about KS and experience it all again.. Thank you 4LS for touching my feels where they've never been touched before.

Happy 3rd anniversary, Katawa Shoujo!

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