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School and Heteronormativity
FigurativelyDeadBooty posted a topic in GeneralHey, everyone, I am doing a survey for my school major work. It's quite short so please take some of your time to complete it. Thanks. https://goo.gl/forms/wcYRRSQLniU5ssAr2
From the 16th of November 2015, same-sex couples are now able to get married in Ireland and have more than a civil partership, which was decided on the referendum held on Friday the 22nd of May 2015, where 62% of voters chose Yes. This also means that same-sex couples that married in other countries will be recognised as couples if they are in Ireland. For anyone that was wondering, the constituencie that voted Yes the most was Dublin South East. The constituencie that voted No the most was Roscommon-South Leitrim.
Without going into very many spoilers (especially as I am trying to purposefully avoid them myself), there are some aspects of Fates that I feel are held back by Japanese culture when it comes to a release in the West. I'm not saying one culture is better than the other, but I feel these two facts would not go over very well in the West (and I do think most here feel the same): *Zero and Shara are the only same-sex options. There needs to be at least a few more. Seems a shame the only options are locked into each route (at one each) and happen to be rather psychotic characters. Not to knock on them, but why are the sole two options psychotic? I don't think it would be too hard to write up some of the S conversations and one would think they would just reuse the CGs from the opposite-sex scenes. *Some of the skinship quotes. Namely, the S-rank ones. I love me some fanservice, but some of those go straight into super pervy territory. I mean, honestly, some of your siblings still call you "brother" or "sister" after you already marry them, not to mention a good deal of these quotes are really sexual. In fact, I think this will already be taken out of international releases, but you never know. Good idea? Bad idea? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. I just hope it isn't too late, which I think it might be.
What are A+ Supports? (Spoilers)
BRSxIgnition posted a topic in Fire Emblem FatesSee Title. We now know that there are two same-sex supports in Fire Emblem If/Fates, one for Nohr in the form of Zero, and one for Hoshido in the form of Shana. However these are S supports, and limited to the player avatar and these characters. Also, as we already know from leaks and Nintendo themselves though, there are also A+ support levels between certain pairs of characters, all of which are the same gender. Thing is, we cannot find any supports labeled A+ in the leaked text dump for the game, even though we've seen leaked screenshots showing the option. At this point, I'd like to ask those who are brave enough to watch the streams for the game to keep an eye out for the A+ option in the support menus and to report any instance of it's use here. I'd also like to ask those who are brave and smart enough to decode and look through the text dump and audio dump of the game to report anything that may have to do with the A+ supports here. Thank you all in advance for your help in figuring out the nature of this new support level.
Support Levels Confirmed. [Slight Spoilers!]
BRSxIgnition posted a topic in Fire Emblem FatesSo... Fire Emblem If is officially out in the wild now, thanks to a Chinese store that broke street date on the game. There's even a stream up on a Chinese website with the player using a female avatar. (Ask for the current link in the chatroom) What I'm posting about however isn't to talk about isn't the leak or the story, it's the supports, and a big addition to them. Yep, I'm bringing up those again. But why you ask? [spoiler=Introduction of "A+" Supports]This It's all fine and dandy that the avatar can S-rank with their Nohrian family (and even their Hoshido family, apparently) but what I'd like to draw people's attention to are the supports. Not only do previous support ranks C through A and S appear - as they did in Fire Emblem Awakening - but now there are also "A+" supports. Just another level of supports right? Nope. They are all limited to characters of the same gender. This may be a new system to show the player which couples can have children and which can't, but it could also simply be a cop-out where same sex partners get passed off as "best friends" or "comrades." I'm hoping for the former rather than the latter, but either way it's a step in the right direction. What are your thoughts? Since so little is known at the moment, anyone who can read Chinese/Japanese and doesn't mind spoilers is urged to watch the stream and explain what they mean. Discuss!