History YMMV / RedString

16th Aug '16 11:41:21 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheWoobie - Reika attracts an insane amount of romantic tragedy in her story lines, though this seems to have ''finally'' abated once she and Eiji finally hooked up. [[spoiler:Of course, now that she's decided to visit her father, she's found out that he's already remarried, and has a child old enough to be from around the time of the divorce (with another one on the way) and she was an unplanned pregnancy.]] Ouch.
* TheyJustDidntCare - Many fans have theorized that the sudden SeasonalRot that made up the last two years of the comic's run, with the awful storytelling, broken characterizations and terrible art, was due to the author losing interest and wanting to get on with other projects.

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* TheWoobie - Reika attracts an insane amount of romantic tragedy in her story lines, though this seems to have ''finally'' abated once she and Eiji finally hooked up. [[spoiler:Of course, now that she's decided to visit her father, she's found out that he's already remarried, and has a child old enough to be from around the time of the divorce (with another one on the way) and she was an unplanned pregnancy.]] Ouch.
* TheyJustDidntCare - Many fans have theorized that the sudden SeasonalRot that made up the last two years of the comic's run, with the awful storytelling, broken characterizations and terrible art, was due to the author losing interest and wanting to get on with other projects.
Ouch.
29th Jul '16 7:28:39 AM Anddrix
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*** The only BaseBreaker officially acknowledged by the author. Biggs actually wrote a long apology for the quality of the ending on the old official forums, and admitted to several failures in the execution, including Makoto's identical proposal to Miharu and Miharu's passiveness. She has since promised an expanded cut of the ending, though the key plot points (namely, the resolution to the love triangle) will not change.

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*** The only BaseBreaker one officially acknowledged by the author. Biggs actually wrote a long apology for the quality of the ending on the old official forums, and admitted to several failures in the execution, including Makoto's identical proposal to Miharu and Miharu's passiveness. She has since promised an expanded cut of the ending, though the key plot points (namely, the resolution to the love triangle) will not change.



* TheyJustDidntCare - Many fans have theorized that the sudden SeasonalRot that made up the last two years of the comic's run, with the awful storytelling, broken characterizations and terrible art, was due to the author losing interest and wanting to get on with other projects.

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* TheyJustDidntCare - Many fans have theorized that the sudden SeasonalRot that made up the last two years of the comic's run, with the awful storytelling, broken characterizations and terrible art, was due to the author losing interest and wanting to get on with other projects.
11th Nov '14 6:46:20 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: Red String unintentionally sends out the message that so long as you're good looking and rich you can get away with being dishonest, selfish, pushy, insecure, jealous and an all around creep. It also makes it seem that none of those traits are bad things because they're in the pursuit of love.
8th Jun '14 1:39:50 PM Rebochan
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** If your girlfriend repeatedly doesn't trust you and emotionally abuses you time and again with no reason, the best solution is...offer to marry her when she graduates. Don't waste time actually getting her to admit she has a problem and that she needs help working through it! Marriage solves everything!
8th Jun '14 1:32:14 PM Rebochan
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*** The only BaseBreaker officially acknowledged by the author. Biggs actually wrote a long apology for the quality of the ending on the old official forums, and admitted to several failures in the execution, including Makoto's identical proposal to Miharu and Miharu's passiveness. She has since promised an expanded cut of the ending, though the key plot points (namely, the resolution to the love triangle) will not change.
9th Feb '14 3:59:07 PM Sephirose
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* TheyJustDidntCare - Many fans have theorized that the sudden SeasonalRot that made up the last two years of the comic's run, with the awful storytelling, broken characterizations and terrible art was due to the author losing interest and wanting to get on with other projects.

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* TheyJustDidntCare - Many fans have theorized that the sudden SeasonalRot that made up the last two years of the comic's run, with the awful storytelling, broken characterizations and terrible art art, was due to the author losing interest and wanting to get on with other projects.projects.
*UnfortunateImplications: Red String unintentionally sends out the message that so long as you're good looking and rich you can get away with being dishonest, selfish, pushy, insecure, jealous and an all around creep. It also makes it seem that none of those traits are bad things because they're in the pursuit of love.
4th Feb '14 7:59:16 PM Sephirose
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* EsotericHappyEnding: The entire ending of Red String can be summed up with this. We're supposed to think that [[spoiler: Miharu and Makoto being together/engaged]] is a great, wonderful thing and there is nothing wrong with it. But what will they do for income? Where will they live? What happens if [[spoiler: Miharu]] gets pregnant? What are their long-term goals? [[spoiler: Makoto just quit the restaurant Miharu's family owned, costing them a great deal of time and investment in their training of him...and now he's marrying into their family anyway, which means he screwed over his future in-laws ''and'' has no job plans besides apparently just blowing all his savings and his parents money on going to Europe and eating at expensive restaurants. Miharu has absolutely no plans for her future or job skills besides being a waitress.]] As for the new in-laws, given their already openly expressed cynicism of the relationship's long term prospects, it's doubtful they'll be supportive even if Makoto ''hadn't'' left them in such a bad spot. Adding to that, what happens when Makoto's savings run out? Will he/they sponge off his ridiculously wealthy parents from then on?

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* EsotericHappyEnding: The entire ending of Red String can be summed up with this. We're supposed to think that [[spoiler: Miharu and Makoto being together/engaged]] is a great, wonderful thing and there is nothing wrong with it. But what will they do for income? Where will they live? What happens if [[spoiler: Miharu]] gets pregnant? What are their long-term goals? [[spoiler: Makoto just quit the restaurant Miharu's family owned, costing them a great deal of time and investment in their training of him...and now he's marrying into their family anyway, which means he screwed over his future in-laws ''and'' has no job plans besides apparently just blowing all his savings and his parents parents' money on going to Europe and eating at expensive restaurants. Miharu has absolutely no plans for her future future, or any sort of job skills besides being a waitress.waitress, which doesn't bode well for them financially.]] As for the new in-laws, given their already openly expressed cynicism of the relationship's long term prospects, it's doubtful they'll be supportive even if Makoto ''hadn't'' left them in such a bad spot. Adding to that, what happens when Makoto's savings run out? Will he/they sponge off his ridiculously wealthy parents from then on?
26th Jan '14 8:55:27 PM SunMushan
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** Kazuo swings wildly back and forth in the eyes of fans. After he broke up with Miharu, the bonfires were started and most of the fans openly declared their support for Makoto taking her. After his suicide attempt and his attempts to restart his life, which also coincided with Makoto's previously mentioned issues becoming increasingly apparent, the tables began to turn for some, but others felt he was being too casual with Miharu and feel he shouldn't even be allowed to be friends with her let alone ever be given a chance to date her again due to how much he hurt her on the break up. That and his "akwardness" often comes off as "stalkery."

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** Kazuo swings wildly back and forth in the eyes of fans. After he broke up with Miharu, the bonfires were started and most of the fans openly declared their support for Makoto taking her. After his suicide attempt and his attempts to restart his life, which also coincided with Makoto's previously mentioned issues becoming increasingly apparent, the tables began to turn for some, but others felt he was being too casual with Miharu and feel he shouldn't even be allowed to be friends with her let alone ever be given a chance to date her again due to how much he hurt her on the break up. That and his "akwardness" "awkwardness" often comes off as "stalkery."
6th Jan '14 4:34:17 PM Sephirose
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* EsotericHappyEnding: The entire ending of Red String can be summed up with this. We're supposed to think that [[spoiler: Miharu and Makoto being together/engaged]] is a great, wonderful thing and there is nothing wrong with it. But what will they do for income? Where will they live? What happens if [[spoiler: Miharu]] gets pregnant? What are their long-term goals? [[spoiler: Makoto just quit the restaurant Miharu's family owned, costing them a great deal of time and investment in their training of him...and now he's marrying into their family anyway, which means he screwed over his future in-laws ''and'' has no job plans besides apparently just blowing all his savings and his parents money on going to Europe and eating at expensive restaurants. Miharu has absolutely no plans for her future or job skills besides being a waitress.]] As for the new in-laws, given their already openly expressed cynicism of the relationship's long term prospects, it's doubtful they'll be supportive even if Makoto ''hadn't'' left them in such a bad spot. Adding to that, what happens when Makoto's savings runs out? Will he/they sponge off his parents from then on out?

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* EsotericHappyEnding: The entire ending of Red String can be summed up with this. We're supposed to think that [[spoiler: Miharu and Makoto being together/engaged]] is a great, wonderful thing and there is nothing wrong with it. But what will they do for income? Where will they live? What happens if [[spoiler: Miharu]] gets pregnant? What are their long-term goals? [[spoiler: Makoto just quit the restaurant Miharu's family owned, costing them a great deal of time and investment in their training of him...and now he's marrying into their family anyway, which means he screwed over his future in-laws ''and'' has no job plans besides apparently just blowing all his savings and his parents money on going to Europe and eating at expensive restaurants. Miharu has absolutely no plans for her future or job skills besides being a waitress.]] As for the new in-laws, given their already openly expressed cynicism of the relationship's long term prospects, it's doubtful they'll be supportive even if Makoto ''hadn't'' left them in such a bad spot. Adding to that, what happens when Makoto's savings runs run out? Will he/they sponge off his ridiculously wealthy parents from then on out? on?
29th Dec '13 11:18:31 PM Rebochan
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* EsotericHappyEnding: [[spoiler: The entire ending of Red String can be summed up with this. We're supposed to think that Miharu and Makoto being together/engaged is a great, wonderful thing and there is nothing wrong with it. But what will they do for income? Where will they live? What happens if Miharu get pregnant? What are their long-term goals? Makoto just threw away a very good job just to be with her, which many fans considered to be a stupid move. Especially given that he just quit the restaurant Miharu's family owned, costing them a great deal of time and investment in their training of him...and now he's marrying into their family anyway, which means he screwed over his future in-laws. Given they didn't seem that happy with Miharu's marriage announcement, are we supposed to believe they're going to be all that supportive of either of them? Adding to that, what happens when Makoto's savings runs out? Will he/they sponge off his parents from then on out? Reika and Eiji don't seem to have really resolved anything or grown from their experiences, only confirming (in the eyes of fans) that Reika will continue to act immaturely and Eiji will have to constantly be in damage control mode.]]

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* EsotericHappyEnding: [[spoiler: The entire ending of Red String can be summed up with this. We're supposed to think that [[spoiler: Miharu and Makoto being together/engaged together/engaged]] is a great, wonderful thing and there is nothing wrong with it. But what will they do for income? Where will they live? What happens if Miharu get [[spoiler: Miharu]] gets pregnant? What are their long-term goals? [[spoiler: Makoto just threw away a very good job just to be with her, which many fans considered to be a stupid move. Especially given that he just quit the restaurant Miharu's family owned, costing them a great deal of time and investment in their training of him...and now he's marrying into their family anyway, which means he screwed over his future in-laws. Given they didn't seem that happy with Miharu's marriage announcement, are we supposed to believe they're in-laws ''and'' has no job plans besides apparently just blowing all his savings and his parents money on going to Europe and eating at expensive restaurants. Miharu has absolutely no plans for her future or job skills besides being a waitress.]] As for the new in-laws, given their already openly expressed cynicism of the relationship's long term prospects, it's doubtful they'll be all that supportive of either of them? even if Makoto ''hadn't'' left them in such a bad spot. Adding to that, what happens when Makoto's savings runs out? Will he/they sponge off his parents from then on out? out?
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Reika and Eiji don't seem to have really resolved anything or grown from their experiences, experiences. The [[spoiler: pregnancy scare]] only confirming (in seems to confirm to the eyes of fans) readers that Reika will continue to act immaturely and lash out at everyone around her, and Eiji will have to constantly be in damage control mode.the one apologizing for problems ''she'' started.
** And let's not forget the Kazuo epilogue - [[spoiler: abusive parent Kenta was finally left by his wife and entirely cut off by his immediate family.
]] A downer for the character, but presumably a good ending for everyone else - until [[spoiler: he just shows up at his ex-wife's house and says he misses them. He is welcomed back with open arms. He does ''not'' apologize for the abuse he inflicted upon them and there is no indication that he is going to change.]]
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