SpunkySix wrote:I didn't know that not 100%-ing something instantly meant that you don't respect it.
I'm not even talking about 100%ing it (which I take to mean the Completion number in Extras > Library), though that's debatable. I think we've only been talking about getting all the endings, of which there are only 13 (or in some cases even just doing each route in some fashion (of which there are only 5)). It's not like it's a grand quest that requires the devotion of a man-month of effort.
Gee, I guess I had no respect for the most moving piece of fiction I've ever read and still don't, but apparently I respect the hell out of Sonic Heroes as the pinnacle of fine art. Apparently I only respect Katawa Shoujo 35% of my maximum possible respect for it so far, since that's something that can totally be quantified.
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The two are actually not wildly different in terms of time investment. If you 100%ed Sonic Heroes but can't be bothered to even get each KS ending, then I'd say, yeah, you respect Sonic Heroes more.
That's only given that you don't intend to complete KS, of course. If you intend to but just haven't been able to muster the emotional bravery or free time has been tight or your computer broke down or what-have-you, then obviously those are extenuating circumstances. But to simply say "nope, I got 35% of the way done, that's enough, I'm done with it for good" is to dismiss the vision of those you claim to value.
This "you have to read the whole thing or you're not a fan and you're insulting the writers and you don't respect the art" nonsense is exactly what an obligation is. X person doesn't have to do it and may not want to, but X person feels like they are supposed to. That's basically the dictionary definition of obligation.
The fault in this definition of "obligation" has already been pointed out, but I just want to say that what you have described here is more like feelings of guilt or maybe laziness. And people generally do feel those ways when they, for example, fail to finish reading a novel — unless
they have come to the conclusion that the novel isn't worth finishing, which would fall squarely into not respecting the thing. And there's nothing wrong with not respecting a certain work of art. But to claim respect and then treat it that way is mighty confusing, at best.
they're different things, but neither one is necessarily wrong.
As I said, not having respect for something is not necessarily wrong. But it should at least be called what it is.
Besides, "likes" is the wrong word here. I liked Emi's bad ending, (in a purely literary sense, of course) but like I said before, I didn't need to read it to prove anything. "Feels compelled to read" works better there.
This isn't about proving anything. It's about acting consistently with one's claims.
And yeah, in stuff with multiple stories, that's a thing, even in physical copies. Not reading every poem in a poetry collection, every path in a CYOA novel or every story in an anthology doesn't disqualify you from being a fan of it.
I'd say that's exactly
what it does. "Fan" is short for "fanatic". How can anyone claim to be a fanatic about something when he can't even be arsed to do the bare minimum and read the thing?