A summary of my experience with Katawa Shoujo

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A summary of my experience with Katawa Shoujo

Post by EzeCoyote » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:20 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq9Pv2sqyPo

yes, I registered pretty much just to share this, but I'm an avid forumgoer so chance is I'll stick around at least for a little bit.

On a more serious note from that there video, I seriously love this game. It awakens emotions in a way that an ordinary book or movie can not. I can truly feel what the main character feels, not just relate to it.
And that takes some Grade A storywriting.

All of my love.

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Post by pandaphil » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:09 pm

Welcome aboard!

That was a cute little video. Well, except maybe for the "Fuck you Emi" part. Dude, seriously?
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Post by EzeCoyote » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:56 pm

pandaphil wrote:Welcome aboard!

That was a cute little video. Well, except maybe for the "Fuck you Emi" part. Dude, seriously?
Thanks!

And yes, seriously. She was pretty much the polar opposite of me and I just knew being on the track would be a waste of my time.
And she almost gave me a heart attack.

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Post by pandaphil » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:02 pm

EzeCoyote wrote:
pandaphil wrote:Welcome aboard!

That was a cute little video. Well, except maybe for the "Fuck you Emi" part. Dude, seriously?
Thanks!

And yes, seriously. She was pretty much the polar opposite of me and I just knew being on the track would be a waste of my time.
And she almost gave me a heart attack.
Well to be fair, you almost have a heart attack with most of the girls at one point or another.

And its your own fault for 'going for it'. :)
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Post by EzeCoyote » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:33 pm

pandaphil wrote:And its your own fault for 'going for it'. :)
How is it my fault when she's the one who bumped into me, running through a school corridor completely dismissing the rules almost killing me

>:C

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Post by pandaphil » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:47 pm

EzeCoyote wrote:
pandaphil wrote:And its your own fault for 'going for it'. :)
How is it my fault when she's the one who bumped into me, running through a school corridor completely dismissing the rules almost killing me

>:C
Ah sorry. Thought you meant at the track. :)

Hey, accidents happen.
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Re: A summary of my experience with Katawa Shoujo

Post by Dream » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:03 am

EzeCoyote wrote:
pandaphil wrote:And its your own fault for 'going for it'. :)
How is it my fault when she's the one who bumped into me, running through a school corridor completely dismissing the rules almost killing me

>:C
Extremely short and non-insightful video aside, i do have to agree with the fact that scene is extremely jarring. Not only on the fact that Emi should know really bad things could happen if she just runs through the hallways, but also on the fact that both Lilly and Shizune just let it go like that, and imply that they let her do that regularly.
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Post by EzeCoyote » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:29 am

Dream wrote:Extremely short and non-insightful video aside
Videos such as this one are typically interpreted as "jokes". You might've heard of them.

If you want me to write a 10-page essay on why I thought it was good, I would.

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Post by Dream » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:25 am

EzeCoyote wrote:
Dream wrote:Extremely short and non-insightful video aside
Videos such as this one are typically interpreted as "jokes". You might've heard of them.

If you want me to write a 10-page essay on why I thought it was good, I would.
It barely works on Cracked, it isn't going to work here. I don't care if it's a joke, i tend to come for the feedback expecting serious feedback, not humour.

I don't really want to make you write such an essay, but if you want to and feel you have the time/energy for it, feel free to do so.
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Post by EzeCoyote » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:35 am

Dream wrote:It barely works on Cracked, it isn't going to work here. I don't care if it's a joke, i tend to come for the feedback expecting serious feedback, not humour.

I don't really want to make you write such an essay, but if you want to and feel you have the time/energy for it, feel free to do so.
I didn't put the thread here, I put it originally in Fan Works, but it was moved to feedback. I didn't look at it as feedback when I made it, I looked at it as a joke.

So don't blame me, blame the moderators.

I'd write. In fact, it could probably be a good project for English class, I recall having to make a review/argumentative essay there. We'll see.

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Post by pandaphil » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:30 pm

Sorry to come down on you so hard, or to seem to lack a sense of humor. Just a lot of us are a bit over protective and sensitive about the game and its characters.
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Post by EzeCoyote » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:05 pm

pandaphil wrote:Sorry to come down on you so hard, or to seem to lack a sense of humor. Just a lot of us are a bit over protective and sensitive about the game and its characters.
No worries. Just think people should take a video like this a bit more lightly, since that was it's intention.

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Post by KeiichiO » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:01 pm

That made me smile :D

Fine choice in women my friend. Though, who could hate Emi? She's the second most adorable thing ever! (You obviously know who the first most adorable thing ever is.)

Still, cute little video that's good for the lulz.

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Post by Dream » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:14 pm

pandaphil wrote:Sorry to come down on you so hard, or to seem to lack a sense of humor. Just a lot of us are a bit over protective and sensitive about the game and its characters.
I don't know if i appreciate that, since i don't feel i'm overprotective of the game. He might have praised the game and i would have said the same.

In any case, i owe you an apology EzeCoyote, the idea that the mods might have moved it didn't even cross my mind.
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Re: A summary of my experience with Katawa Shoujo

Post by EzeCoyote » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:17 am

Dream wrote:
pandaphil wrote:Sorry to come down on you so hard, or to seem to lack a sense of humor. Just a lot of us are a bit over protective and sensitive about the game and its characters.
I don't know if i appreciate that, since i don't feel i'm overprotective of the game. He might have praised the game and i would have said the same.
In any case, i owe you an apology EzeCoyote, the idea that the mods might have moved it didn't even cross my mind.
Don't worry about it. Nobody got hurt, so it's all in the past!

KeiichiO wrote:That made me smile :D
Fine choice in women my friend. Though, who could hate Emi? She's the second most adorable thing ever! (You obviously know who the first most adorable thing ever is.)
Still, cute little video that's good for the lulz.
Thanks!
And well, to be quite honest, I just needed filler to make the video a bit funnier. I know Emi isn't THAT bad but I couldn't think of reasons to truly dislike any other character, so all I could gather was "she almost killed me". Rin was just boring, Lilly was pretty neutral, and every other character was just too much off the side to really matter. And yes, I did play through Rin's arc and I realize her feelings but contrary to popular opinion, nobodys story truly hit me as hard emotionally as Hanakos. The only way I could properly relate to Rin was her affection for art, but in Hanako it was just constant matching. :)

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