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* YouAreNotAlone: While stuck in hospital [[spoiler:the second time]] and thinking she is all alone, Iwanako receives a suprise visit from Hanako, who she only worked with to get away from Shizune. More than that, she brings Lilly along too. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Cue impromptu tea party]].

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* YouAreNotAlone: While stuck in hospital [[spoiler:the second time]] and thinking she is all alone, Iwanako receives a suprise visit from Hanako, who she only worked with to get away from Shizune. More than that, she brings Lilly along too. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Cue impromptu tea party]].party.

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* UnsuccessfulPetAdoption: As a kid, Iwanako's parents brought her a pet kitten that she had wanted. Iwanako was going through a troubled period and didn't play with the cat, so her parents ended up returning it.


"...Can I get a second chance?"

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Can I get a second chance?"



''Mean Time to Breakdown'' takes a darker and (perhaps) more realistic look at the mindset of a recently-added member of Yamaku society, making this fic ideal for people who thought Hisao's personal issues were underplayed. Several OriginalCharacters are introduced to populate Katawa Shoujo's sparse roster without overshadowing the original cast, and many of the events of Act One play out in [[ForWantOfANail surprising and unexpected ways.]]

The series is still underway, updating approximately once every other month.

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''Mean Time to Breakdown'' takes a darker and (perhaps) more realistic look at the mindset of a recently-added member of Yamaku society, making this fic ideal for people who thought Hisao's personal issues were underplayed. Several OriginalCharacters are introduced to populate Katawa Shoujo's ''Katawa Shoujo'''s sparse roster without overshadowing the original cast, and many of the events of Act One play out in [[ForWantOfANail surprising and unexpected ways.]]

The series is still underway, updating approximately once every other month.
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* DeadFic: The story hasn't been updated since chapter 18 was released in 2015.


* YouAreNotAlone: While stuck in hospital [[spoiler:the second time]] and thinking she is all alone, Iwanako receives a suprise visit from Hanako, who she only worked with to get away from Shizune. More than that, she brings Lilly along too. [[HeartwarmingMoments Cue impromptu tea party]].

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* YouAreNotAlone: While stuck in hospital [[spoiler:the second time]] and thinking she is all alone, Iwanako receives a suprise visit from Hanako, who she only worked with to get away from Shizune. More than that, she brings Lilly along too. [[HeartwarmingMoments [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Cue impromptu tea party]].


''[[http://ks.renai.us/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=6413 Mean Time to Breakdown]]'' is a KatawaShoujo DivergenceFic with a simple premise: What if ''Iwanako'' was the one with arrhythmia? After suffering a heart attack from a botched confession, Iwanako [[GivenNameReveal Daidouji]] is forced to come to terms with her new limitations, surroundings, and life expectancy... and hopefully find some friends in her new school, Yamaku Academy.

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''[[http://ks.renai.us/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=6413 Mean Time to Breakdown]]'' is a KatawaShoujo ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' DivergenceFic with a simple premise: What if ''Iwanako'' was the one with arrhythmia? After suffering a heart attack from a botched confession, Iwanako [[GivenNameReveal Daidouji]] is forced to come to terms with her new limitations, surroundings, and life expectancy... and hopefully find some friends in her new school, Yamaku Academy.


* {{Expy}}: WordOfGod says that Momomi is basically [[MadMen Joan Harris]] as a blind Japanese schoolgirl.

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* {{Expy}}: WordOfGod says that Momomi is basically [[MadMen [[Series/MadMen Joan Harris]] as a blind Japanese schoolgirl.


** WhatHaveIDone: ...[[spoiler:and instantly regrets [[BreakingSpeech lashing out at Emi.]]]]

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** * WhatHaveIDone: ...[[spoiler:and instantly regrets [[BreakingSpeech lashing out at Emi.]]]]


** Her parents aren't much better; Dad is too busy running his business interests, and mom is a CloudCuckooLander who barely takes any notice either. Once Iwa's out of hospital and back at school, she goes to Prague, just for the hell of it. She doesn't even seem to care that [[spoiler: her daughter's back in the hospital]]. Even Hanako has Lilly to fall back on. Iwa doesn't even have that...



* DontYouDarePityMe: Iwanako is familiar enough with sympathy visits to be thoroughly sick of them.
** Part of the reason for the ArmorPiercingQuestion above.

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* DontYouDarePityMe: Iwanako is familiar enough with sympathy visits to be thoroughly sick of them.
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them. (Part of the reason for the ArmorPiercingQuestion above.)



** CelibateHero: Combined with TheTalk below, Iwanako is pretty upset that she may have no choice but to become this.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Iwanako gets one from her cardiologist early in the story in response to her abysmal attitude. It, along with her parents' concern, kicks off her entire character arc.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
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Iwanako gets one from her cardiologist early in the story in response to her abysmal attitude. It, along with her parents' concern, kicks off her entire character arc.



* SecretTestOfCharacter: As is usual for Shizune, she tries this on Iwanako. However, due to various factors Iwanako fails particularly badly. There seems to be a lasting grudge between them now.
** [[spoiler: Following Iwanako's accident, Shizune seems to be reassessing the situation and seems to want to genuinely want to mend fences.]]

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: As is usual for Shizune, she tries this on Iwanako. However, due to various factors Iwanako fails particularly badly. There seems to be a lasting grudge between them now.\n** [[spoiler: Following Iwanako's accident, Shizune seems to be reassessing the situation and seems to want to genuinely want to mend fences.]]



* TemptingFate: At the end of Scene [[spoiler:Nine]], after finding out that [[spoiler:her mom's off in Europe and apparently doesn't think her daughter being hospitalized again is such a big deal]], Iwanako thinks to herself "I hope this is rock bottom." Unsurprisingly, things get worse.

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* TemptingFate: At the end of Scene [[spoiler:Nine]], after After finding out that [[spoiler:her mom's off in Europe and apparently doesn't think her daughter being hospitalized again is such a big deal]], Iwanako thinks to herself "I hope this is rock bottom." Unsurprisingly, things get worse.



* YamatoNadeshiko: Iwanako is a proudly feminine, soft-spoken and very polite young lady who used to be a ranking member of the Tea/Ikebana Club at her old school. Momomi is so shocked by the latter that she goes so far as to call Iwanako a ''princess''.
** She still has nothing on Lilly, but then again, circumstances could have been better.

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* YamatoNadeshiko: Iwanako is a proudly feminine, soft-spoken and very polite young lady who used to be a ranking member of the Tea/Ikebana Club at her old school. Momomi is so shocked by the latter that she goes so far as to call Iwanako a ''princess''.
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''princess''. She still has nothing on Lilly, but then again, circumstances could have been better.


* AscendedExtra: Several.


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* OCStandin: Several.

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* TooSoon: Momomi realizes this when she makes a joke about Iwanako's hospital stay and quickly regrets it.

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* TooSoon: In Universe. Momomi realizes this when she makes a joke about Iwanako's hospital stay and quickly regrets it.

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* JumpScare: Iwanako goes to the library to return some books [[spoiler: Hanako got for her while she was in hospital]]. While looking around admiring the place, [[spoiler: Hanako startles her, and Iwanako nearly has another heart attack.]]


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* TraumaCongaLine: To near sadistic levels for Iwanako.

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* ForgetsToEat: With some ''doesn't want to eat''. Iwanako's 38kg (a shade over 6 stone), which the Nurse is very quick to point out. He thinks it's sufficient for a clinical depression diagnosis.

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* TheNicknamer: Momomi apparently can't bear to call anyone by their given names if she can help it. Her trends seems to be isolating a character in someone's name and calling them solely by it. In Iwanako's case, this resulted in "Rocky". Some other girl is "Seaweed".

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* ShoutOut: Iwanako makes frequent internal references to movies, having spent her whole hospitalization watching them.

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