The message of the VN isn’t the one of the “true route”. Messages aren’t absolute, they depend on the reader and their interpretation of the work. I’m complaining about how explaining things medically brings nothing new to the table, and urged you to explain if it actually fid otherwise. I mean that’s what my first post today was about. I don’t see how the VN corroborates your position (not sure what position you’re talking about anyway), and even if it did, how that renders other messages the VN can offer useless.
The reason my hypothetical situatuon adds value to the discussion is because that ending emphasizes a similar, but different message than the “true end” as explained in that post from early this year. In fact, my whole post addressed different problems to how characters reacted in certain situations and how those are linked to a message of friendship at least as good as what’s regarded as the “true ending”, but let’s keep this last thing’s discussion for another time.
On to your last paragraph,
And it is. My whole point is medical reality in our world isn’t the same as the one in LB’s reality. In LBs reality a trauma causes the narcolepsy, triggers it or whatever you want, and without the trauma, it disappears. As you said:
Whether that’s good or bad writing is something I won’t barge into. My problems with narcolepsy were already stated before in that post from January, and are more related to pacing that anything else.
No. Please tell me what makes you think so. Remember the dream worlds can’t affect reality in a physical world by definition. They are alternate realities after all, the only effect they can have is altering people’s minds. Riki gets in a dream world where he thinks about his life, his friends… And gets over his trauma with his parents. Just like taka said, at that point Riki gets cured of his narcolepsy because he no longer needs a coping method. The dream world cures the trauma, which is a psychological problem, not the narcolepsy, which is a physical one.
And so far what I’ve accomplished is falling into your trap and arguing over pretty useless stuff. What intrigues me the most is. Appart from good or bad writing, what does analyzing the physical details of narcolepsy bring to the table?
I get the feeling that you’re stuck with that its enough vs not enough thing while I’m addressing a more meta side of analyzing VNs. Back then, I explained why I saw the its enough as a better choice message-wise, but I fully understand why people can think otherwise, so I get your stance on that issue. Like I’ve already said waaay to many times now, whar interests me is why you brought such specific medical concerns appart from writing quality reasons.
PD: sorry about the typos, writing on mobile isn’t easy
I meant his narcolepsy stays cured (or its trigger, whatever) even outside the dream world. I might have worded it badly.