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Ryona in sad stories...?

Discussion in 'Ryona' started by TricoNitroz, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. TricoNitroz

    TricoNitroz Potential Patron

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    Do any of you like ryona in sad story?

    For example:


    I hate it. I always get carried by the sad story rather than the ryona the video offers.
     
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  2. Mardion

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    Same here, I always delve deep into any (good) story I watch, so in cases like those I feel too sorry for the girl to actually think about the ryona value.
     
  3. TheCrimsonRisk

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    I don't like there to be too much psychology or back story when I'm enjoying ryona. It is what it is.
     
  4. KevinFace

    KevinFace Potential Patron Ryonani Teamster

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    It's... more likely than you think.
     
  5. TricoNitroz

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    That's the problem, we can't even concentrate to the ryona!

    True. If we know the back story we'll just be sad and might want her to be free.
     
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  6. corrswitch

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    actually I like the story part, it provides more depth. I can always change focus and watch again with a focus on the ryona
     
  7. Stuelpner_Karl

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    My position is a bit self-contradictory, I think.

    In a realistic movie or story, I don't look at these scenes as enjoyable for it's violent content. The same is in a semi-realistic setting, like a good thriller movie. For example, Babs Milligan strangled im "Frenzy" was just sad. The same goes for female soldiers shot in a WW2 movie.

    A similar scene in a light hearted action or horror movie would be enjoyable. Especially if the victims are a villain's henchwomen (aka Zako).

    But here comes the twist: I love to know their personal background, and since it's almost never hinted, I create it in my fantasy. They get a funny, painful, humiliating, often over the top brutal, comeuppance, and they certainly deserve it. But they are also somebody's daughter, sister, girlfriend, mother...

    So a story can turn really sad and the question "whether to silence the sentry temporarily or permanently" may become important.
     
  8. zer

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    Well, depends really. Sad is fine most of the time because for me, what I like about ryona is basically the empathy towards the girl in question. It's a peril kinda thing, only if bad things actually do happen to her it's better than just the possibility of bad things happening.
     
  9. Seth

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    I don't mind seeing really bad end for character, but there's one thing, that I don't like. It's when I start to like heroine and suddenly, she is killed. That's something that makes me feel sad, sometimes.
     
  10. Baku|Haku

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    No I don't, I mean in theory the heroine or the female protagonist get's defeated and it's sad but if you are watching something for the ryona element it's bound to happen eventually.
    Yet it's curious how certian defeats can be depressing if you really like the heroine in place.
     
  11. Seth

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    I think that death of the girls in Madoka Magica can be good example of that.
     
  12. Stuelpner_Karl

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    It makes me feel sad, sometimes, too. For example, I absolutely hate it when "Vasquez always dies", just because there seem to be an unwritten rule for moviemakers that strong female characters can't survive when they are no part of the happy end.

    But in general, the possibility that a really bad end can happen to anybody at any time ("memento mori"), including somebody I really like and empathize with, adds suspense to the story. So, while it makes me feel sad, it doesn't ruin the movie.