Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

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Post by Jake Zero » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:55 pm

Why?

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Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Post by Leaty » Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:04 pm

I don't owe you a reason. I would appreciate it if you would stop posting in this thread.

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Post by Jake Zero » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:24 pm

I'm not a dick. Why would you treat me as though I was?

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Post by slartibartfast » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:33 am

Jake Zero wrote:I'm not a dick. Why would you treat me as though I was?
Jake, since you joined this thread, you've been quite tactless and inconsiderate. To be frank, you have come across as a bit of a dick, even if you didn't mean to. We are trying to have a discussion that is pleasant for everyone involved, and you really aren't helping.
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Post by Jake Zero » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:13 am

I didn't mean to piss anybody off. I may come off as tactless and inconsiderate as you say, slartibartfast, but, in truth, while I do admit I am tactless, I am not inconsiderate. Speaking of, brythain, I'm sorry for purposefully offending you. I was very tired that night and my brain wasn't functioning properly. :oops: I take full blame. Regardless, when you just tell me that, it just makes me feel like Emi when she was told off by Iwanako (nicely written scene, by the way, Leaty). It just hurts me because you are all attacking for an offense I didn't intend to make. :( Also due to me being tired and not that well observant. :oops: Regardless, all I'm saying is that don't hate me just for a Freudian Slip. To add, I also have a bit of a temper, kinda like brythain, hence the apology. Long story short, I am sorry for all the misdeeds I have done. I will also apologize for any future mistakes I will do.

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Post by YOTC » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:23 am

Stop feeding the troll.

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Post by brythain » Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:01 am

YOTC wrote:Stop feeding the troll.
Me, I have a temper? Who woulda thunk it? :shock:
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Post by vdawg1337 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:32 am

Will Iwanako get a Dear Jane letter from Hisao?

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Post by Alpacalypse » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:24 pm

vdawg1337 wrote:Will Iwanako get a Dear Jane letter from Hisao?
Doubtful, IMO. At the start of the story, it's made very clear that Iwanako officially ended her involvement with Hisao, something which the man himself accepted. There isn't the same lack of closure that (probably) prompted Iwanako to send her letter in the VN.

That's just my thoughts, though.
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Post by Blank Mage » Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:13 pm

Alpacalypse wrote:
vdawg1337 wrote:Will Iwanako get a Dear Jane letter from Hisao?
Doubtful, IMO. At the start of the story, it's made very clear that Iwanako officially ended her involvement with Hisao, something which the man himself accepted. There isn't the same lack of closure that (probably) prompted Iwanako to send her letter in the VN.

That's just my thoughts, though.
Really? I think it's quite likely, actually. After all, much of MTtB is essentially a mirrored version of the same events Hisao himself goes through. My guess is that Leaty won't be able to resist the dynamics and the weird juxtaposition of Hisao's final letter to Iwanako. But then, that won't be for a looooong time, since we're only about halfway through act 1.
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Post by Alpacalypse » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:27 pm

Blank Mage wrote:I think it's quite likely, actually. After all, much of MTtB is essentially a mirrored version of the same events Hisao himself goes through. My guess is that Leaty won't be able to resist the dynamics and the weird juxtaposition of Hisao's final letter to Iwanako. But then, that won't be for a looooong time, since we're only about halfway through act 1.
I thought about that a little, but I just don't see Hisao having the same motivation to write the letter as Iwanako did. The issues between those two seem to be done with in this story, more or less.

Of course, I may be completely wrong, I just can't come up with a plausible explanation for him wanting to write it. Unless it would be Iwanako that writes the letter. Hrrrmmmm. I dunno, speculating wildly at this point.
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Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Post by Leaty » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:37 pm

Blank Mage wrote:we're only about halfway through act 1.
Incorrect.

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Post by slartibartfast » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:24 am

Leaty wrote:
Blank Mage wrote:we're only about halfway through act 1.
Incorrect.
Seeing as the festival is only a day away, would I be correct in thinking that that it's more like 90%?
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Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

Post by Leaty » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:47 am

So far the fic is about about 71,500 words (not including Bantamweights,) and the last Saturday update's looking to be about 6-8k words, so we'll probably be in the neighborhood of 100k at the end. Maybe less. Hopefully not more.

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Post by Blackmambauk » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:45 pm

Leaty wrote: The reason why I bring this up, tying the side discussion of The Royal Trap and our discussion of Hisao's shortcomings together, is that I consider two OELVNs in particular to have adopted KS' formula and ironed out the kinks inherent to stock VN protagonists—The Royal Trap and Date Warp, both games written by Georgina Bensley. Like, structurally, both of those games are practically identical to Katawa Shoujo; the only major difference is that each route in those games is only two acts long, rather than four. (Well, for tRT there's a larger number of listed chapters, but each one is only about as long as the chapters in the movie Clerks.) In practically every other sense other than setting, though, they're otome game versions of KS.
I'm currently downloading both games on Steam due to your praise of them. They are currently on offer and cost just over £10, a bargain I think. Especially since Royal Trap was £15 til today I believe. Steam sales can be a major blessing at times. Just wanted to mention since I'm really looking forward to playing both games and seeing for myself how good they are.
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