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Re: Katawa Shoujo Discussion

Post by pandaphil » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:57 am

RichieBerry wrote: Large area burns can have some fairly serious effects, in many cases. The main problem is water retention issues (that is, you can't sweat through severely burned skin). This seems to pretty thorough: http://www.burn-recovery.org/long-term-treatment.htm (The first two paragraphs only apply to Hanako before Katawa Shoujo takes place). I hadn't thought of a lot of that; turns out skin does a lot. None of this is emergency care, or anything, but it stuff that should probably be monitored and checked up on every once in a while, and Yamaku seems like it would be really well suited to that kind of thing.
That makes sense. Learning to be resposible and care for her injuries sounds like it would be a big part of her education at the school.


Hmmm, I bet she could use help applying lotion to her back.... No! Bad Panda!
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Discussion

Post by RichieBerry » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:26 am

pandaphil wrote: Hmmm, I bet she could use help applying lotion to her back.... No! Bad Panda!
Very, very bad Panda.

If you carry on like this, she's liable to think you only befriended her because you pit–– I mean, want to apply lotion to her back.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Discussion

Post by EzeCoyote » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:33 am

I think this game truly effected me on a sub-conscious level.

Yesterday I noticed myself adjusting my fringe to cover the left side of my face.
Here's the kicker: that's the side my bad eye and scar is at, the fringe thus covering up the eye.

That along with the realization that my personality is pretty much spot on with Hanakos (aside from just being a bit more outgoing towards immediate friends and family) was like a huge train of awesome smashing me at full speed.

Now, I know Hanako covers her RIGHT side, but that's where I figure the subconscious bit comes in. If it was conscious, I'd logically be immitating it. But knowing she covers her damages with her hair, my subsconscious is likely doing the same thing with my damages, even if they're on the "wrong" side.

And on figuring that, it hit me once again:
I am the male incarnation of Hanako.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Discussion

Post by KeiichiO » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:03 am

EzeCoyote wrote:I think this game truly effected me on a sub-conscious level.

Yesterday I noticed myself adjusting my fringe to cover the left side of my face.
Here's the kicker: that's the side my bad eye and scar is at, the fringe thus covering up the eye.

That along with the realization that my personality is pretty much spot on with Hanakos (aside from just being a bit more outgoing towards immediate friends and family) was like a huge train of awesome smashing me at full speed.

Now, I know Hanako covers her RIGHT side, but that's where I figure the subconscious bit comes in. If it was conscious, I'd logically be immitating it. But knowing she covers her damages with her hair, my subsconscious is likely doing the same thing with my damages, even if they're on the "wrong" side.

And on figuring that, it hit me once again:
I am the male incarnation of Hanako.
FUCKING. LOVE. YOUR. AVATAR.

Anyway, Katawa Shoujo has a way of making extremely relatable characters. I see a little bit of myself in many of the characters.

Also, there's a member of the forums who has the exact same story as Hanako. I don't remember who though...

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Discussion

Post by EzeCoyote » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:08 am

KeiichiO wrote:FUCKING. LOVE. YOUR. AVATAR.

Anyway, Katawa Shoujo has a way of making extremely relatable characters. I see a little bit of myself in many of the characters.

Also, there's a member of the forums who has the exact same story as Hanako. I don't remember who though...
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And aside from Hanako the only character I remotely related to was Rin, but only because she shared my introvertedness and affection for art.

And that sounds interesting. Exact same story? Down to the burnscars, or...?

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Discussion

Post by KeiichiO » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:15 am

EzeCoyote wrote:And that sounds interesting. Exact same story? Down to the burnscars, or...?
Everything. From losing parents in a house fire, to scars on 50% of his body. I almost feel uncomfortable talking about this so openly :oops:

I'm sure he'll find this post and personally tell you the deal. It's not really my right to be telling personal stories of others to random people...

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Discussion

Post by EzeCoyote » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:18 am

KeiichiO wrote:
EzeCoyote wrote:And that sounds interesting. Exact same story? Down to the burnscars, or...?
Everything. From losing parents in a house fire, to scars on 50% of his body. I almost feel uncomfortable talking about this so openly :oops:

I'm sure he'll find this post and personally tell you the deal. It's not really my right to be telling personal stories of others to random people...
Ouch... Well, I suppose it's only logical he'd relate to her then...
Although, much like in the case of Hanako, if he were to read these posts: Don't feel a need to tell us the story if it makes you uncomfortable, or makes you relive those memories. Nobody should have to go through that.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Discussion

Post by ReCodes » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:23 am

put that aside
just gonna write down some of my thoughts
out of 5 routes, Rin's definitely the most satisfying
that ending!
Shizune's is little bit boring but the twist at Act 3 @_@
still got the shock
Lilly's my favourite, idk why, maybe she's my type ?!?!
Hanako's, i can somewhat relate to her
and Emi's, i have nothing to say 'cause her route didn't leave much impression on me
Kenji is an annoying brat, nuff said
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Discussion

Post by ArcCain » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:17 am

Haha, :3.

But while we are talking about relating to characters;

Emis story reminds me of that first week when you get to getter whit some one, especially when your young and don´t know much about sex, your just trying stuff out. :3

I was actually in a similar state of mind that Hanakos in a few years back, and I don´t even have any physical or mental problems, I was bullied and very insecure about my self. But I got better. And yes, our skin dose a lot of cool stuff. :)

Lilly´s story reminds me of my second "girlfriend", don´t know why though, they have no real likeness in body or personality.

I have a friend that reminds me of Rin, sort of, she wants to be a professional clown. But I don´t think that Rin has any mental problems, she might very well just be socially awkward and don´t know how to talk to people. Rather then being like Hanako she just lost her self in her own little world.

Have no real connection whit Shizunes story, all though I do have a few friends that been in Mishas situation.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Discussion

Post by Selim Bradley » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:39 am

EzeCoyote wrote:
KeiichiO wrote:
EzeCoyote wrote:And that sounds interesting. Exact same story? Down to the burnscars, or...?
Everything. From losing parents in a house fire, to scars on 50% of his body. I almost feel uncomfortable talking about this so openly :oops:

I'm sure he'll find this post and personally tell you the deal. It's not really my right to be telling personal stories of others to random people...
Ouch... Well, I suppose it's only logical he'd relate to her then...
Although, much like in the case of Hanako, if he were to read these posts: Don't feel a need to tell us the story if it makes you uncomfortable, or makes you relive those memories. Nobody should have to go through that.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Discussion

Post by ArcCain » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:32 am

Hi, nice that you could join us. :)
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Discussion

Post by KeiichiO » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:52 am

Selim Bradley wrote:H-hi. KeiichiO, the person you are talking about is me.
I was pretty certain it was you, but didn't want to look like an idiot if I was by chance wrong, so I didn't say your name.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Discussion

Post by ReCodes » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:02 pm

out of 6 girls (including Misha too)
i can understand how Hanako and Misha feel
i too was in that "state" for quite some time :'C
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Discussion

Post by ArcCain » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:14 pm

So I got it confirmed from TheHiveMind in the Ask! thread that Misha is a Lesbian and not Bisexual, she sleeps whit Hisao because she is confused,(probably lonely as well), and she wanted to end Hisao´s and Shizunes relationship, but I did not get it confirmed if she tells Shizune or not but I think she does.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Discussion

Post by pandaphil » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:27 pm

ArcCain wrote:So I got it confirmed from TheHiveMind in the Ask! thread that Misha is a Lesbian and not Bisexual, she sleeps whit Hisao because she is confused,(probably lonely as well), and she wanted to end Hisao´s and Shizunes relationship, but I did not get it confirmed if she tells Shizune or not but I think she does.
Sweet! Now its okay to start pairing her up with other girls around the school. :)

But *sigh* I know personally how much it sucks to be desperately in love with your best friend. Poor Misha.
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