What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

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What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

Post by Xelwer » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:59 am

Wouldn't it be great if she had obtained prosthetics?
Something like in this video. These thing are costly, but there could be in-universe fundraiser to cover the cost. Prosthetics would've been helpful for her basic daily routines.
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Re: What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

Post by Sea » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:04 pm

I don't think she'd want to use them to be honest. I can see her asking why she would want them, as she exists just fine how she is. Not only that, but her entire life has been spent trying to express to people who she is and has failed except for art, and hers is unique in that she doesn't need arms to do it.
Maybe someone else with her condition may jump at the chance, but not Rin. You see this as a solution to her problem, but her lack of arms is not it.
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Re: What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

Post by Kyler Thatch » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:09 pm

It would be different for someone who used to have arms, but lost them.

Rin was born without arms in the first place, if I recall. So the way she does things now is normal for her, and always has been. Suddenly having these new appendages would just feel weird.

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Re: What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:31 pm

Kyler Thatch wrote: Rin was born without arms in the first place, if I recall. So the way she does things now is normal for her, and always has been. Suddenly having these new appendages would just feel weird.
There are cases of people going insane once they've been given vision after being blind their whole life. Although not quite as extreme, I still can't help thinking Rin wouldn't cope with having arms particularly well.
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Re: What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

Post by metalangel » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:48 pm

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Re: What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

Post by Munchenhausen » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:38 pm

Granted, I'm not really one who understands Rin, as a character, but I'd say she wouldn't like them.
She'd probably enjoy the novelty of them, maybe even play around with them, but as far as long-term goes I'm not too sure she'd want them forever

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Re: What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

Post by Liminaut » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:49 pm

I would guess that they would be useful for things like brushing her teeth, but for real work like painting they'd wind up in a corner.

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Re: What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

Post by KeiichiO » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:15 pm

Since nearly 100% of her arms are non-existent, I think prosthetic arms would be rather superfluous.

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Re: What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

Post by Potato » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:59 pm

Honestly, they'd likely hang useless at her sides on account of she has plenty enough dexterity with her feet already. :lol: She'd get chewed out all the time by Emi for not using them.
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Re: What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

Post by SpunkySix » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:10 am

Her and Emi would team up and form a superhero duo called the Limbless Wonders. She'd be the Armsy Artist and Emi would be Pirate Lass and they'd be completely unstoppable. Also they'd have a sidekick in the form of Generic VN Guy and their top secret base would be the roof of the school because apparently nobody else ever really goes there.
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Re: What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

Post by Bad Apple » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:35 am

AaronIsCrunchy wrote:There are cases of people going insane once they've been given vision after being blind their whole life.
This sounds apocryphal. Sources, if you please. (It's actually relevant to something I've been working on.)
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Re: What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

Post by Comrade » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:09 am

It depends when she will get said prosthetics. I don't see any reason for her to use them after she is already capable of doing most *cough* things with her legs.
If she would be given prosthetics at a young age, i guess she'd be pretty much normal (physically) but i don't think it would make much of a difference about how she thinks.
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Re: What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:15 am

Bad Apple wrote:
AaronIsCrunchy wrote:There are cases of people going insane once they've been given vision after being blind their whole life.
This sounds apocryphal. Sources, if you please. (It's actually relevant to something I've been working on.)
This'll teach me to verify things I hear before I spout them - looks like they're probably urban myths. However, if you feel like it read up Molyneux's Problem, which concerns the idea that somebody who can determine objects by feeling them may not necessarily be able to determine them by seeing them.
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Re: What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

Post by emmjay » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:56 am

Keep in mind something Hisao thinks in Act 1. "She gives off the impression of being entirely unaware that she's missing any limbs at all."
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Re: What if Rin had prosthetic arms?

Post by KeiichiO » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:29 am

emmjay wrote:Keep in mind something Hisao thinks in Act 1. "She gives off the impression of being entirely unaware that she's missing any limbs at all."
Indeed. I doubt she'd even want to use them if she had been given prosthetic arms.

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