Has anybody here played this while having a RL girlfriend?

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Did you have a girlfriend at the time of playing KS?

Yes, I had a girlfriend in RL while playing KS
27
41%
No, I did not have a girlfriend in RL while playing KS
39
59%
 
Total votes: 66

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Post by NekoDude » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:17 am

Steinherz wrote:GoT has sex like every other chapter.
It's porn with plot.

KS is plot with porn (like most VNs)
I couldn't disagree more. GoT the television series is pretty heavy on the tits and wine, but a whole lot of that is fan service. If you've both read the books and watched the show, you know a whole lot of what's in them ended up compressed or outright left on the cutting room floor -- but very little of that omitted material is sex. Then they went and added more. The books are much more balanced, probably in large part because there's only so much sex can do to advance the plot (and in the case of ASOIAF, it actually has major plot significance). In spite of the blatant fan service, it's actually really, really good television. It's just that the books are even better.

Take my opinion as you wish. I admit to thoroughly lifting the format for my own book (icons for each character, a new POV every chapter, multiple in-flight plotlines at any given moment, and jumping into a scene already in progress more often than not are some obvious ones, but I also appropriated the habit of showing something baffling and waiting two hundred pages to explain it) so obviously I'm partial to the way they're written. This includes long stretches without sex, in a book that's supposed to be somewhat romance-oriented, because I don't like dropping H-scenes that don't make sense.
KeiichiO wrote:Also, I personally couldn't possibly get off to GoT, especially since my mother initially got me into it...
Funny, the exact opposite is true for me. I'm the one that got her into it, and several of my friends have done similar things.
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Post by Tidus » Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:23 am

I'll just ignore the GoT argument at hand, have a few quick thoughts to myself of certain scenes in it, and get on with the thread matter.

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Post by SpunkySix » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:35 am

Just wanted to give this some closure by acknowledging what a weird place I must have been in when I made this topic. Of course people can read a romance story while dating. I mean... seriously me? Romance movies, paperback novels, ringing any bells?
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Post by Potato » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:40 am

SpunkySix wrote:Just wanted to give this some closure by acknowledging what a weird place I must have been in when I made this topic. Of course people can read a romance story while dating. I mean... seriously me? Romance movies, paperback novels, ringing any bells?
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Post by Guest Poster » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:21 am

And a girlfriend. Not sure in what order.
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Post by metalangel » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:02 am

SpunkySix wrote:Just wanted to give this some closure by acknowledging what a weird place I must have been in when I made this topic.
You weren't in a weird place, you just lack experience in this topic. Be embarrassed if like, but more important is to get out there and get some experience.

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Post by HarvestmanMan » Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:10 pm

She's not exactly a girlfriend, per se, but is a very close female friend of mine.

I introduced her to the game and the characters last night. She says Hanako is her alter ego in terms of personality: socially reclusive after some pretty bad turns in life. Physically, she's a total Emi: petite but great-looking.
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Post by Morishmael » Fri May 02, 2014 3:24 pm

I've always had a habit of 'becoming' characters a little too strongly, so this actually did affect my current relationship. Not so much that I have real feelings for fake characters, but more because of how the girls affected me. Once I kinda woke up from being His so, I realized that my 2 favorites, Lilly and Emily, were the types of girls who made me want to be a better person. I then realized that my gf doesn't have that affect on me at all. Generally I am lazy and a bit self-absorbed. Especially Lilly made me want to be better. To do something with my life, to share more in my partners problems and be there for them. Aaand my gr8 doesn't do that to me. :(

Anyone else have any revelations concerning their relationships due to KS?

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Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Fri May 02, 2014 3:35 pm

Morishmael wrote:I've always had a habit of 'becoming' characters a little too strongly, so this actually did affect my current relationship. Not so much that I have real feelings for fake characters, but more because of how the girls affected me. Once I kinda woke up from being His so, I realized that my 2 favorites, Lilly and Emily, were the types of girls who made me want to be a better person. I then realized that my gf doesn't have that affect on me at all. Generally I am lazy and a bit self-absorbed. Especially Lilly made me want to be better. To do something with my life, to share more in my partners problems and be there for them. Aaand my gr8 doesn't do that to me. :(

Anyone else have any revelations concerning their relationships due to KS?
I think the thing you have to remember is that these characters were written with their problems, but conversely while dealing with them Hisao began to improve himself, to look upon the world more optimistically or to push himself. After I played it I felt kinda similar initially, but then I figured that if I still seek to improve myself, in some way that will permeate to concern my girlfriend, and I'll be improved to everyone else too :)

The main issue I had was to address the issue of distance between me and my girlfriend, but in a weird way it helped me deal with it better. I feel far less anxious about being cheated on now, for example.
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Post by Pandas » Mon May 05, 2014 5:25 pm

I play this game as well as maintaining a 1 year and 5 month relationship. It's no big struggle simply because the difference between what i'll call "fantasy" and "real life" is too great.
Although unluckily for me, as i read this for the first time around and i was really "getting the feels"
I got into a small relationship conflict and my feels were intense yet at the same time being drawn away from the story. It's pretty simple though. It's just as if you were to read a love story while in a relationship :)

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