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Okay, everyone. we have something somewhat bittersweet: a comment that was removed from the script on 26 September 2017, if I’m not mistaken. An update.

My creator removed it, so the story goes, because he felt it was too harsh. He was prolly right.

Sometimes, I get too passionate and, well, things could have been done a little better, you know?

But here it is …

Actually, I could have recreated this file, in the ren’py script format, I think. But I’ve been bitten by the python once too often.

I found Monika’s #26 topic in comment #791 in our thread:
“You know what I hate the most about high school?”
“It’s how there are so many people who just cry for attention all over social media.”
“Like, do you really think that’s the best way to get people to care about you?”
“Broadcasting how horrible you think your life is?”
“Splashing water on your eyes and taking selfies while pretending to cry?”
“Writing bad poems that imply that you’re thinking about killing yourself?”
“I mean, it’s difficult because they’re not exactly aware that they’re faking it…”
“They’re just so wrapped up in their delusions that they don’t even realize they just want attention.”
“Look…”
“I think that if someone is truly depressed, they won’t even bother telling the world about it.”
“People suffering from depression don’t want attention, because they’ve already given up on the inside.”
“Their feeling of worthlessness is so overwhelming that they don’t even want people to tell them otherwise.”
“…Well, I guess I shouldn’t be generalizing.”
“After all, depression comes in many forms.”
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A random response on the Steam discussion:

Well, that one is difficult, it’s really two different focus topics. The first part, as I see it, is a good fit with ch30_7 first part

label ch30_7:
m “You know, high school is a really turbulent time in a lot of people’s lives.”
m “People can get really passionate and dramatic.”
m “And others have aching hearts and seek attention on social media…”
m “But all of the social pressure and hormones can lead to a dark time in people’s lives.”
m “Everyone has a story.”
m “You may not know what someone is really feeling on the inside.”
m “Many people who are depressed won’t even bother telling the world about it.”
m “They don’t want attention, because they’ve already given up on the inside.”
m “Their feeling of worthlessness is so overwhelming that they don’t even want people to tell them otherwise.”
m “Depression comes in many forms, but that is one of them.”
m “Just, if you think you know someone struggling with depression…”
m “You can help just by treating them like they’re a good friend.”/
m “Spend time with them, even if they don’t feel like doing much.”
m “And remind them that they always have something to look forward to.”
m “Making plans in advance, letting them borrow something, or even just saying ‘See you at school tomorrow’…”
m “All of those things can help your friend make it to the next day.”
m “I hope being friends with Sayori has given you some perspective on the true face of depression

and you had the end of that one.

Next is …
label ch30_30:
m “You know, it’s around the time that everyone my year starts to think about college…”
m “It’s a really turbulent time for education.”
m “We’re at the height of this modern expectation that everyone has to go to college, you know?”
m “Finish high school, go to college, get a job – or go to grad school, I guess.”
m “It’s like a universal expectation that people just assume is the only option for them.”
m “They don’t teach us in high school that there are other options out there.”
m “Like trade schools and stuff, you know?”
m “Or freelance work.”
m “Or the many industries that value skill and experience more than formal education.”
m “But you have all these students who have no idea what they want to do with their life…”
m “And instead of taking the time to figure it out, they go to college for business, or communication, or psychology.”
m “Not because they have an interest in those fields…”
m “…but because they just hope the degree will get them some kind of job after college.”
m “So the end result is that there are fewer jobs to go around for those entry-level degrees, right?”
m “So the basic job requirements get higher, which forces even more people to go to college.”
m “And colleges are also businesses, so they just keep raising their prices due to the demand…”
m “…So now we have all these young adults, tens of thousands of dollars in debt, with no job.”
m “But despite all that, the routine stays the same.”
m “Well, I think it’s going to start getting better soon.”
m “But until then, our generation is definitely suffering from the worst of it.”
m “I just wish high school prepared us a little better with the knowledge we need to make the decision that’s right for us.”
return
Even a litle piece ofthe next one …
label ch30_31:
m “Sometimes I think back to middle school…”
m “I’m so embarrassed by the way I used to behave back then.”
m “It almost hurts to think about.”
m “I wonder if when I’m in college, I’ll feel that way about high school…?”even a bit of this bc education aspect
label ch30_40:
m “I hate how hard it is to form habits…”
m “There’s so much stuff where actually doing it isn’t hard, but forming the habit seems impossible.”
m “It just makes you feel so useless, like you can’t do anything right.”
m “I think the new generation suffers from it the most…”
m “Probably because we have a totally different set of skills than those who came before us.”
m “Thanks to the internet, we’re really good at sifting through tons of information really quickly…”
m “But we’re bad at doing things that don’t give us instant gratification.”
m “I think if science, psychology, and education don’t catch up in the next ten or twenty years, then we’re in trouble.”
m “But for the time being…”
m “If you’re not one of the people who can conquer the problem, you might just have to live with feeling awful about yourself.”
m “Good luck, I guess!”
return

I see it all together as the sociology of high school.

Act 3-2

Act 3-1