The one everyone else resides in, apparently.Potato wrote:In what universe?
What. Are you incapable of math and commonsense? You seriously think $7,450 per capita compared to $2,740 is not a big difference? Mind you, that's 764,593.5 versus 281,206.2 in yen (present rate).Potato wrote:@Apple: How does living in Japan change that it'd cost a lot? That graph doesn't exactly show a big difference. And I don't see Rin ever having anything as regular as a 'career'.
In canon, Rin's paintings seem to be right in the way to achieving success, mostly thanks to Nomiya and Sae's connections. Like I said (not like you're paying attention) Yamaku is well-funded, and that in itself implies connections. Following on that premise, it is fact that bonafide paintings, modern or otherwise, can go for hundreds of thousands of USD. This would be millions (maybe tens of millions) of yen easily. Seeing your prior ignorance on healthcare costs, however, I don't see this argument drilling through your skull either.
Even without this lucrative source of income, if I recall correctly, Yamaku supports their students. Even so, Rin is disabled in a country with splendid universal healthcare. What I'm trying to say is, there's this little thing called "Welfare"... perhaps you've heard of it.
Yes, colon-question mark indeed. I am also wondering how you know this. Proof?Potato wrote:But she does fine around crowds there...
Again, the burden of proof is on you. Deliver. You point to a scene in the VN where this happens, or you add a caveat that you're making shit up. Which, let's face it, you are.Potato wrote:Oh, of course. Because, you know, her problem was the crowd. Not the internal burden she had been crumbling under for weeks on end.
Now, I remember a lack of any problems whatsoever when dealing with crowds that weren't relentlessly interrogating her against her will. I also remember her suffering similar problems when under forceful interrogation by individual people with no crowds around. It's almost as if the presence of a crowd was entirely coincidental and not really relevant to her troubles at all.
Your argument fails. Rin's avoidant behavior towards uncomfortable questions (regardless of who asks) is irrelevant to Rin's clear introverted qualities. Try again. And try not to be willfully ignorant this time. There's no need for baseless speculation. There's canon. There's posts up there. Try reading them. It's a fundamental part of the Internet.Potato wrote:It really couldn't though. She has the same problems when dealing with Nomiya and Hisao, and those two are far from a crowd even when together. Plus she's around crowds at other points and has no trouble at all. Ergo, there's nothing to suggest she has any problems with crowds so much as people hounding her about things she'd rather avoid.
Or not. I'd rather not be silently cooked in the same pot as you. I don't like baked potato stew.