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What would your route be like?

Post by SpunkySix » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:26 pm

I searched and it doesn't look like there are any topics like this, so here goes.

What would a route with you as the LI be like? What would be the draw for choosing you, what activities would you bring to the table, what would your theme be like, and what problems would the protagonist face in getting to your heart? Assume that if you are a straight male or a homosexual female that the protagonist is the girl version of Hisao.

And hey, if you really need to go in to H scenes, then fine, but keep it vague. I don't know about you guys, but I don't want to know what type of bizarre fetish you'd explore in extreme detail.
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Re: What would your route be like?

Post by Sea » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:38 pm

Ooooo, I like this question. Firstly (and glaringly) I've no disabilities except for crippling summer allergies and some mild Osteogenesis imperfecta. Not exactly stuff that's get me sent to Yamaku. However, assuming this thread is going to ignore all the logic involved, My route would not be too interesting I think.
I dunno if the person playing my route would be Hisao or Fem!Hisao (is there a shorter way to say that?) I'd be ok with either really but It's probably muchly alter that course of how it happened, at least at the beginning. I imagine the choices needed would be similar to Rin's but not so much art, a little more running, and spending some more time outside, (it'd be really niche, but I just looked over the flow charts and you can get to where I imagine it) Most likely instead of 'Find Emi' or 'Go hang out with Rin' there'd be a 'Leave campus' Or go out some where option. Mostly because I abhor carnivals, they're way to flashy and loud, but I I could have a forest like that half a kilo from campus that's where I'd spend all my time. (As is we've got a few trees around here, which I mainly get my laptop out and study under) No idea where'd it go from there, defidently not to the shed, I don't fly like that, but at some point I would retreat to my treehouse and have a mental breakdown over studying for finals as I always do and the protagonist would have to do something, or give me space (space is bad)
So that's there now, probably gonna regret this but its 2am and I'm far too tired to be on here, so g'night
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Re: What would your route be like?

Post by Potato » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:26 am

Sea wrote:carnivals
Whoa, wait up. When was there ever a carnival? That would've been great. :lol:

Too tired to think of my route. I'll do it tomorrow.
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Re: What would your route be like?

Post by KeiichiO » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:29 am

Potato wrote:Too tired to think of my route. I'll do it tomorrow.

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Re: What would your route be like?

Post by wazuzu » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:47 am

Lots of passionate Misha sex. Anything can be derived from this statement.
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Re: What would your route be like?

Post by bhtooefr » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:54 am

OK, so we first need some backstory. If I were in Yamaku, I'd probably gravitate towards Hanako - kindred spirits and all. That both determines the choice point that picks me, and some of the conflict.

Essentially, I have extreme anxiety when it comes to rejection re: romantic relationships. Worse than Hanako-level, in fact, although at least that degree of anxiety is confined to that, otherwise I'm functional. And, as I got to know Hanako, I'd almost certainly fall for her, which means I'd be under constant panic attacks, although I don't flee, I try to force myself to broach the subject and then fail and change the subject to something safer. Basically, when Hisako comes to Yamaku, I'd be trying to get on my own Hanako route.

Now, how am I different from Hanako? The big thing is that computers are my primary interest, not a tertiary interest, I do most of my reading on a computer, I'm into cycling (so Hisako can get her exercise in), and I don't care for chess. And, the whole difference in how our respective anxieties work. And, I don't have anywhere near her level of Painful History.

So, with Hisako, we first have to look at what routes change. Some may get added, too, to add more male options.

Emi's straight as an arrow IMO, so her route gets replaced by a Miki or Haruhiko route. Choice points probably don't change that much, at least, although the story changes big time.

We also know that Shizune's straight, so her route gets replaced by a Misha route. That doesn't preclude Shizune pulling a "comfort me, Hisako", though, just like Misha's orientation didn't preclude her pulling the "comfort me, Hisao".

Lilly is most likely straight as well. Her route gets replaced by my route - essentially, the choice point to go into town to see Lilly is replaced by a choice point to go to the computer lab to see me.

Hanako and Rin's choice points don't change at all, with Hanako being bisexual or possibly pansexual in my headcanon (although that may set up a conflict on a Hisako x Hanako route that wouldn't exist in Hanako's canon route), and Rin having trouble even understanding gender and being pansexual by default.

So, my route. The trick is that Hisako would have trouble choosing between me and Hanako, given the similarities. I probably win because of my opportunity to help Hisako's health, as well as the gender roles being more socially acceptable. That would probably be a mistake on Hisako's part, though, given that I'm prone to severe one-itis. Basically, I would barely notice Hisako, because I'd be too busy trying to get myself to ask Hanako out.

So, the social circle would be Hisako, myself, Hanako, and Lilly. Suzu may actually factor into my social circle somehow, but I don't know that we'd be all that close. Lilly would be trying to hook Hanako up with me, most likely, and not hook Hisako up with me, so Hisako has that working against her, not for her.

The whole situation, however, has a distinct risk of going love dodecahedron if either myself or Hanako could get past our respective anxieties. I'd be drawn to Hanako, Hanako would be attracted to Hisako, me, and Akira, Hisako would be attracted to me and Hanako, Lilly would know everything and may be attracted to me, but nobody else... yeah, this could get ugly, real fast.

Edit: Oh, and the closest thing I have to a disability is a lazy eye. Then again, with some of what gets kids sent to Yamaku...
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Re: What would your route be like?

Post by Sea » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:01 am

bhtooefr wrote:with Hanako being bisexual or possibly pansexual in my headcanon
Really? Intersting I'd never have thought. I cna kinda see it now though, all she needs is someone to love her.
bhtoofr wrote:and Rin having trouble even understanding gender and being pansexual by default.
The is the best thing you've yet to say. And strikingly true.
bhtoofr wrote:Hisako
Are we allowed to assume there would be genderbenders? I was unsure
bhtoofr wrote:love dodecahedron if either myself or Hanako could get past our respective anxieties. I'd be drawn to Hanako, Hanako would be attracted to Hisako, me, and Akira, Hisako would be attracted to me and Hanako, Lilly would know everything and may be attracted to me, but nobody else... yeah, this could get ugly, real fast.
I count 5, how is it a dodecahedron?
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Re: What would your route be like?

Post by bhtooefr » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:08 am

Sea wrote:Are we allowed to assume there would be genderbenders? I was unsure
SpunkySix wrote:Assume that if you are a straight male or a homosexual female that the protagonist is the girl version of Hisao.
And, I'm a straight male, so, Hisako it is.
Sea wrote:I count 5, how is it a dodecahedron?
I was exaggerating.
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Re: What would your route be like?

Post by Munchenhausen » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:27 pm

You know, this could actually be a pretty good discussion topic :D Not to mention a goldmine for secondary characters for fanfic writers, granted they ask permission

Disability-wise, in reality all I have is mild tinnitus and ADD.
That being said, after completing KS there's been a nagging thought at the back of my head saying "Yaknow, losing your left hand wouldn't be that bad...", so I'd say I'm just gonna go ahead and shamelessly copy Miki on this one. No left hand, boom.
This naturally comes with Phantom Limb pains, a tragic freak-accident backstory something involving an Artic Lorry and a bicycle and a neglected Piano keyboard, left stashed away under the bed for nostalgia's sake.

I guess the whole overhanging Aesop Fable of his route would be "Can you enjoy the little things?", since he's/I'm one who quite dislikes unhappy people and never takes anything too seriously.
Probably start with him seeing Hisako all grumpy and shit and attempting to cheer her up. Pretty much goes from there.
A crapton of "can you give me a hand" puns, pretty much kidnapping her to go to the Shanghai, making her feel better.
Later on it gets really annoying for Hisako, why not.

Also, I can imagine a bad ending being similar to Shizune's, in Hisako cheats on him with his best friend, except he find out about it.
Cue regret feels.
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Re: What would your route be like?

Post by Numb » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:21 pm

Well, main thing being a disability that generally draws interest, my analgesia, and a constant flow of creative bullshit that sometimes actually works. I'd probably be found walking around campus talking to myself (It's a minor insanity thing, I can converse with myself) and Iwanako (gonna just use her, because Leaty) would voice her concern. Route would involve a lot of me hiding things that aren't perfected, and the feels would likely be a case of Iwanako getting sick of my constant secrecy and saying something. I'd tell her to wait a little longer, she either would or wouldn't. Waiting gets the good end where I've written poetry describing every meeting we've had and blended it into one huge poem, not waiting would be the bad one where I hand her a sheet of paper the next day with some kind of really depressing ending to the long thing, without the true project being revealed.

And I refer to my opening line, constant flow of creative bullshit that sometimes works. This is such an example. God I love being insane enough to do this :lol:
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Re: What would your route be like?

Post by Jailbreaker » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:02 pm

Hm. Well, my lungs have always been a tad on the weak side, I think, so let's roll with that. Some version of me with a lung defect goes to Yamaku. Then Hisako or whoever transfers in, we meet... oh. On the steps outside the dorms. Yeah. Because I can't walk too far without taking a break. Anyway, ending up with me would be a lot like ending up with Rin. Just spend time together, because Hisako has nobody else, and it happens naturally.

My route question might be... hm. "Can you keep moving forward?" YEAH! That's it. Because of how my lungs would prevent me from doing so.

So, the festival comes. Hisako and I spend the day people-watching - the only worthwhile spectator sport. Then she watches the fireworks, but I just keep watching the people, because fireworks just annoy me.

The main focus of the route might be... Ooh. I have to write and give a speech. About lung disorders. Speeches are great at causing drama.

I was going to write about the H-scenes, but I don't know if I'd be able to have any, with a condition like mine.

As for my personal problems... I think they'd be somewhere between Emi (I don't want to lose people around me) and Rin (I can't communicate properly.) Combine them both, and I guess I'd be afraid of change as a whole. I might even reject Hisako's confession at first because of it.

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Re: What would your route be like?

Post by Sea » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:02 pm

Munchenhausen wrote:Aesop Fable
*Shivers in repressed childhood fear*
Munchenhausen wrote:You know, this could actually be a pretty good discussion topic :D Not to mention a goldmine for secondary characters for fanfic writers, granted they ask permission
That's what I was thinking when this whole this started up, but this is a great topic.
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Re: What would your route be like?

Post by ababol » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:34 pm

Two words: Kenji route. :lol: Probably I'd be too shy or depressed to do anything and when the festival arrived I'd "take a walk to the rooftop". The heaven of manly picnics and all.

Other than that, I can imagine myself, instead of as a student as a a worker in Yamaku. Maybe a twenty-something low level administrative that emigrated to Japan due to lack of opportunities in his country and must adapt to the different culture, the distance from home and must overcome his own prejudices. Which is basically my life so far. Save for the Japan part. :P

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Re: What would your route be like?

Post by Kyler Thatch » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:09 pm

Munchenhausen wrote:YThat being said, after completing KS there's been a nagging thought at the back of my head saying "Yaknow, losing your left hand wouldn't be that bad..."
You're probably right-handed, right? I would be devastated without my left hand. But mostly because I use it for writing and holding chopsticks. I seem to be right-handed with other things. Which is weird, because I'm not full-on ambidextrous either.

Anyway, back on topic...

The obvious first question would be how the heck I ended up at Yamaku anyway. Hypothetically, the most likely scenario is that I was involved in an accident of some sort. Say my legs got crushed pretty bad. Not badly enough to require amputation, but I sure ain't walking again. So I'd be one of the kids in a wheelchair, pretty much. My leitmotif would sound a lot like Raindrops and Puddles, or Daylight.

Act 1: Life Expectancy. I'd probably be in 3-4 with Emi and Rin. Not necessarily friends with them, though I might have a better tolerance for Rin's weirdness. Now, we know there's no more open slots in the literature club, but if Hisako sits in during a session anyway, that's where she's likely to notice me the first time. All other meetings happen in the library. At first, it's brief introductions and an attempt at small talk from Hisako, but that quickly goes nowhere. Another encounter has the same awkward silence, but before the scene ends, I notice the book she's picked out and we start to talk a little bit about that. After classes on Saturday, if Hisako decides to spend the afternoon in the library, that locks the route.

Act 2: Pathos. Hisako may not be part of the literature club, but we meet often to talk about books. Using them as a conversation piece allows us to segue into more personal topics, almost as if we were using the stories as a way to talk about ourselves without talking about ourselves. The act ends with a confession a few days before Tanabata.

Act 3: Hamartia. It becomes increasingly obvious that something's bothering me, but whenever Hisako asks what's wrong, the question is deflected or evaded, or met with silence. The choice that determines the ending appears late into the act, when she decides whether more intervention is needed here, or less.

Act 4: Catharsis (ending 1). Concerned about my well-being, Hisako becomes more direct in her questioning, but the more she attempts to pry, the more closed off I become. This becomes a strain on the relationship, and eventually leads to the inevitable breakup.

Act 4: Catharsis (ending 2). Though still worried to a degree, Hisako trusts that I'll open up, in my own time and on my own terms. With the pressure taken off, it becomes easier to talk about the thing I've been hiding for all of act 3, whatever that turns out to be.

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Re: What would your route be like?

Post by KeiichiO » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:18 pm

bhtoofr wrote:and Rin having trouble even understanding gender and being pansexual by default.
That sounds very familiar...

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