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Average Rating: 5
Number of people who have voted: 2

By the same author as Grand Line 3.5


2nd Mar 2020, 2:08 AM

I mean, I get the concept of Dramatic Irony for storytelling purposes, but NONE of the characters noticed how controlling and abusive he was being? It wasn't exactly subtle

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2nd Mar 2020, 5:31 AM

Such things are always easier to see from outside when we can look forwad in a narrative. In real life, and to characters in a story, you don't get every small aside, and have to weigh 'kind of an awkward dick' against 'probably an abusive asshole.' How much of your dislike is due to his sulky metagaming colouring your perception?

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2nd Mar 2020, 7:25 PM

There's also a lot of social pressure to give yourself excuses. "It's not my problem", or "I'm sure they know about it and must be okay with it if they're putting up with them". We hear or see about abuse, and if it's not overt and violent, we tend to willfully ignore it.

It takes a lot of effort to speak up, sometimes.

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7th Oct 2021, 2:12 PM

I suspect Mr 9 will get phased out around the time the group figures out that he's a bad match for Rika.

I also think Luke knows this guy, and will remember he's bad news (eventually).

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2nd Mar 2020, 10:20 AM

I figure GM might be calling Rika or her parents or something.

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Generic Greg

2nd Mar 2020, 6:17 PM

Consider, most of them are actually primarily focused on the game, or at least things in that regard. Most of his conversations haven't likely happened aloud, where he's kind of a shit to her. As the OP said, nobody noticed because they're just focused on playing their people.

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Emperor Megaman

30th Jul 2021, 11:36 AM

It's much easier for us to figure it out than for them. For exemple, Rika not being available right after starting her Internship makes perfect sense even without a manipulative Jerk around.

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