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Affecting Clementine

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Due to Clem-Clem echoing what you say in Hershel's Barn in the St. Johns' Barn, it's becoming clear that the choices you make with her matter. As such, I'd like to know how others are raising her compared to me.

I try to be honest and direct with her, reasoning instead of pandering, and I'm making my choices in the mindset of making her a survivor... As Lee, you've basically become her adoptive parent, and I believe a parents job is to prepare their child for the world. And preparing a child for this world means making some tough calls, most of them I've been willing to make.
But I'm never Cold, I told her I'd find her hat and I make sure she stays fed and I fixed the swing just for her. But still, I eliminated outside threats like Jolene and the Saint Johns, I stole from the car, I tried to save Larry since he was one of our own, etc, etc, etc.

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  • The two characters are nothing alike. Man, I want a drawing of Clem punching out Sophia.

  • @Master of Aeons said: The two characters are nothing alike. Man, I want a drawing of Clem punching out Sophia.

    TV Sophia or Comic Sophia?

  • Clem and either Sophia are nothing alike. But if you're asking which I'd rather see Clem punch out, it'd have to be TV-Sophia. Comic Sophia is stupid, but never wandered off in the middle of the apocalypse.

    Carl can do that, Carl's a survivor. His comic incarnation is, at least.

  • @Master of Aeons said: Clem and either Sophia are nothing alike. But if you're asking which I'd rather see Clem punch out, it'd have to be TV-Sophia. Comic Sophia is stupid, but never wandered off in the middle of the apocalypse.

    Carl can do that, Carl's a survivor. His comic incarnation is, at least.

    Yeah I meant the punching out part. XD

  • It all depends on the person and how the people around them deal with life. I find it funny how every once in a while someone mentions they don't want to kill people for fear of losing their 'Humanity'. Personally I think that is completely silly. People do not become somehow less human just because they have to deal with death.

    There is a very large difference between dispatching someone/something when justified with good reasons, and when you do not have that justification. What is important is if the person has thoroughly considered the possible options, and after considering everything to the best of their ability, makes a decision.

    The philosophy behind your actions are as important as the actions themselves. Unfortunately, most people go through life without thinking these things through ahead of time. Ask yourself "what would I do if..." on a regular basis. Do it with the hard questions, put yourself in hypothetical situations and decide on a response. For example: you are in a car at a stoplight, you look in your rearview mirror and see several men walking up behind your car with a heavy object like a brick or a shovel. What do you do and why? Note that this is a common tactic for car-jacking. They throw the brick through your window, then take your car possibly wounding or killing you in the process.

    There is a saying which has been around for a fairly long time. "Victory loves preparation". Being prepared means not just physical things you have in place, but mental preparation as well. You should know what you are going to do already because you have a plan which generally covers these situations. You react faster because your mind has dealt with the problem and is prepared with a ready solution. That is how people survive.

    So that is what I would cultivate in Clementine if I were Lee. I would sit down and talk with her about the hard stuff. I would explain why I did the things I did. I would go over planning ahead of time and already having your important decisions mapped out. My Clem would be ready, able, and without doubts. She would react firmly and decisively when needed and still have no trouble sleeping because her actions would be justified and prepared ahead of time.

    For example, I have already decided how to deal with potential criminals. I give everyone one chance. I treat them with respect and decently, Until they prove they are not worthy of that respect. Attempting to kill or wound my group or myself is one thing which instantly causes them to lose that respect. So when that happened with the group at the dairy, I knew exactly what had to be done. And I was mentally prepared to do it.

  • yeah you guys lost me dont know carl or sophia im imagining the guy from aqua ten hunger force and Laura from silent hill two

  • Okay, now I want Laura with bloody knuckles over a downed Carl saying, "I don't know, MAYBE I did."

  • @zenstrata said: It all depends on the person and how the people around them deal with life. I find it funny how every once in a while someone mentions they don't want to kill people for fear of losing their 'Humanity'. Personally I think that is completely silly. People do not become somehow less human just because they have to deal with death.

    There is a very large difference between dispatching someone/something when justified with good reasons, and when you do not have that justification. What is important is if the person has thoroughly considered the possible options, and after considering everything to the best of their ability, makes a decision.

    The philosophy behind your actions are as important as the actions themselves. Unfortunately, most people go through life without thinking these things through ahead of time. Ask yourself "what would I do if..." on a regular basis. Do it with the hard questions, put yourself in hypothetical situations and decide on a response. For example: you are in a car at a stoplight, you look in your rearview mirror and see several men walking up behind your car with a heavy object like a brick or a shovel. What do you do and why? Note that this is a common tactic for car-jacking. They throw the brick through your window, then take your car possibly wounding or killing you in the process.

    There is a saying which has been around for a fairly long time. "Victory loves preparation". Being prepared means not just physical things you have in place, but mental preparation as well. You should know what you are going to do already because you have a plan which generally covers these situations. You react faster because your mind has dealt with the problem and is prepared with a ready solution. That is how people survive.

    So that is what I would cultivate in Clementine if I were Lee. I would sit down and talk with her about the hard stuff. I would explain why I did the things I did. I would go over planning ahead of time and already having your important decisions mapped out. My Clem would be ready, able, and without doubts. She would react firmly and decisively when needed and still have no trouble sleeping because her actions would be justified and prepared ahead of time.

    For example, I have already decided how to deal with potential criminals. I give everyone one chance. I treat them with respect and decently, Until they prove they are not worthy of that respect. Attempting to kill or wound my group or myself is one thing which instantly causes them to lose that respect. So when that happened with the group at the dairy, I knew exactly what had to be done. And I was mentally prepared to do it.

    I have a similar approach, but I don't think the game will allow us to get that in depth unfortunately.

  • @Death689God said: I have a similar approach, but I don't think the game will allow us to get that in depth unfortunately.

    It's a shame that Robert Kirkman didn't include any kinds of apparent elements in the comics. It would be cool for TT to include more elements of symbolism, motif, and paradoxes.

  • @Zeruis said: It's a shame that Robert Kirkman didn't include any kinds of apparent elements in the comics. It would be cool for TT to include more elements of symbolism, motif, and paradoxes.

    It's like the chicken and the egg, Will, the chicken and the egg! We-we think it started in the past, but it didn't. It started right here, in the future! That's why it's getting larger in the past.

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