The narwhal, or narwhale (Monodon monoceros)…[snip]
No, I know what a narwhal is. I'm just wondering why a narwhal. (This isn't going to turn into a reddit reference, is it…?)
If there ever comes a day when redditors are the only people allowed to like narwhals, then there is no longer any hope for humanity. But I'll turn the question back on you: Is Misha's reasoning not sufficient?
You're looking at it through Hisao's eyes. If you could look at the situation through Lilly's eyes, things might be different.
Well, not just the unkind assumptions and animosity for Shizune, though there is that. Maybe I'm misinterpreting it, but when she calls the huge narwhal "appropriate"…is she likening Misha to a whale?
That is one possible interpretation. Not what I had in mind, but it's certainly possible that that's how Hisao could have interpreted the comment.
nahbutualright wrote:This was fantastic, but I'm disappointed in you for not including a "precious bodily fluids" line during Kenji's scene.
Can't throw everything out in one spectacular blaze of glory. Especially not if I want the story to consist of something other than a rapid-fire barrage of references.
Etokie wrote:Why does everyone here seem to love Kenji?. I can't stand him, every appearance in the game annoyed me. And every time he appears in a fic i groan internally. So please explain what is so good about him?
That's a tricky one. I will agree with the others - it's extremely fun to write Kenji (although I think many writers DO go overboard - myself included, though tongue-in-cheek, in this very "Disable Adult Content" scene ).
First off, there's the fact that his appearances focus on a very specific sort of humor, which some people enjoy more than others. If you aren't into that sense of humor, that probably kills any chance of you liking Kenji. However, like the rest of the characters in the VN, there's a depth that reaches beyond his initial impression. Admittedly, he's still pretty shallow, but he does manage to get a few scenes where he fits as more than a comedy relief character.
Overall, I generally categorise Kenji as "mostly harmless." He's there primarily as a sort of reality anchor to Hisao (odd as that sounds). One of the key things he brings to the table is perspective (again, odd as that sounds). As the title of his theme song implies ("Out of the Loop"), he's detached from Hisao's drama and girl problems. Every once in a while, while Hisao's focused on whatever his current issue with the chosen girl, Kenji pops in to serve as a bit of a reminder that there's more to life and more to the world than whether or not (for example) Emi is emotionally ready to have a boyfriend as opposed to a friend with benefits. So he does in fact serve a narrative purpose. And, appropriately enough, his narrative purpose somewhat mirrors that of Yuuko.
But, to point back to our overall context here, keep in mind that this story focuses on Misha, who's probably #4 on the list of "most disliked" (coming after Nomiya, Jigoro, and Kenji).