'What if Hanako..?' Thread

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'What if Hanako..?' Thread

Post by Munchenhausen » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:51 am

A.K.A. The 'Artist Block Unblocker' thread

Okay guys, stay with me here...
What if Hanako doesn't think her house burning down was her fault...

What if she knows it was her fault?
Whether or not it was a freak accident or just a childish tantrum gone horribly wrong, what if it actually was her fault and she knows it?
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Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:12 am

Munchenhausen wrote:A.K.A. The 'Artist Block Unblocker' thread

Okay guys, stay with me here...
What if Hanako doesn't think her house burning down was her fault...

What if she knows it was her fault?
Whether or not it was a freak accident or just a childish tantrum gone horribly wrong, what if it actually was her fault and she knows it?
That would give a whole new perspective on her guilt complex, even if it was indirectly her fault the knowledge that you killed your parents would be crushing. That said, if she blames herself anyway then the difference to her personality, I wouldn't have thought would be that great.
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Post by SpunkySix » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:53 pm

That would be an interesting spin on it. Does anything contradict this, or is it kept intentionally vague?
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Post by Guest Poster » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:59 pm

Play through and see for yourself. :mrgreen:
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Post by SpunkySix » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:03 pm

Guest Poster wrote:Play through and see for yourself. :mrgreen:
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Post by Munchenhausen » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:34 pm

SpunkySix wrote:That would be an interesting spin on it. Does anything contradict this, or is it kept intentionally vague?
All I remember is that she also hates her birthday. She gives her own reason ("It's the one day when people have to pretend to like me"), but I can't help but feel it may be related.
Perhaps her birthday cake was the source of the fire?

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Post by Ritter Delorges » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:45 pm

Playing her route I expected this to be a twist and I was somewhat surprised when it never came.

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Post by Guest Poster » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:02 pm

If you expected it, it wouldn't really have been a twist.
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Post by Potato » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:20 pm

Guest Poster wrote:If you expected it, it wouldn't really have been a twist.
Maybe the twist is that it didn't come despite expectation.

And...Yeah, I don't see any huge difference. Whether she thinks it or knows it, the guilt is essentially the same. The route overall would probably be a bit darker for it though.
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Post by someguy1294 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:00 am

As far as I can recall, Hanako never really explains what happened in that great of detail. There was a house-fire, her mom saved her, her parents died. Now, while this could suggest that she left the details deliberately vague because she thought Hisao would hate her if he knew that the fire was her fault, her opening up to Hisao is vital for moving past her guilt, and I don't think she would leave out a detail that vital. Accepting and admitting her part in the tragedy would be too large a step in forgiving herself to omit.

You did kinda blow my mind at first there, though.
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Post by SpunkySix » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:02 am

someguy1294 wrote:As far as I can recall, Hanako never really explains what happened in that great of detail. There was a house-fire, her mom saved her, her parents died. Now, while this could suggest that she left the details deliberately vague because she thought Hisao would hate her if he knew that the fire was her fault, her opening up to Hisao is vital for moving past her guilt, and I don't think she would leave out a detail that vital. Accepting and admitting her part in the tragedy would be too large a step in forgiving herself to omit.

You did kinda blow my mind at first there, though.
That's a good point. Kind of reminds me of the grave scene with Emi; it's such an incredible victory for them to be able to move past the tragedy, that I highly doubt either one of them would soil it by telling a half-truth.
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Post by RandomPerson » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:02 am

I overall feel like hanakos good route could have been more, it was my first ending and a freind said that there was a good a bad and a neutral for each girl. So I thought I got the neutral ending and that is the reason my ending felt so..... What's the word..... Anti climatic? It ended so suddenly. I spent hours trying to get the good end only after getting the bad and neutral end several time I realised that I had got the good end first.

That really disappointed me. Yes she finally kissed someone, and hisao wasn't a retarded sex monkey for 5 minutes but... I don't know. I thought maybe they go back to yamaku have a little celebration and be like a family again or something. The least it could've done is have an epilogue. I just had this uncertainty that things weren't a happy ever after and were just gonna get worse but hey maybe I was being stupid who cares?
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Post by Munchenhausen » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:08 am

RandomPerson wrote:I just had this uncertainty that things weren't a happy ever after and were just gonna get worse but hey maybe I was being stupid who cares?
The word from above is that all good endings go on as a '...And they lived happily ever after' kind of deal
Anything otherwise is why Fanfics exist ;D
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Post by RandomPerson » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:10 am

Munchenhausen wrote: Anything otherwise is why Fanfics exist ;D
Hahahaha yeah, sisterhood or whatever it's called is probably the reason I like hanako more that after I read her story
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Post by emmjay » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:31 am

Well, she does say that the fire started while she was asleep. Which, granted, doesn't entirely rule out the possibility that she left something on that caught fire (or that she's a sleep-pyrokinetic), but I always interpreted that as something just caught fire, and it wasn't anyone's fault. Excrement occurs, after all.
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