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28274Re: Saiyuu no Ryouko: The Continuing Adventures of Yuriko, Issue 66

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  • kieliran
    Jun 1, 2010
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      Your list gave me a bit of a chuckle, especially the comment about Mariko LOL! Mariko and Hachi are sort of my ideal straight-couple friend-type that I would love to have. Amba and Chieko crack me up but I would be nervous around them...they'd keep me on my toes and I'd never quite know how to take them. I've decided that no amount of therapy, however, could explain Mayumi. She's a different class of crackpot.

      Out of all of the characters, however, it never occurred to me that something drastic would happen to Amba, possibly of her own doing. I could see an accident with her wheelchair or possibly being bullied by a group of thugs (*ponders a second and then realizes how ridiculous that sounds and thinks better of it. Amba would still kick someone's ass*) but it never once crossed my mind that you might go there. Should be interesting to see what you come up with.


      --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, Erica Friedman <alecto_fury@...> wrote:
      > > To: Yuricon@yahoogroups.com
      > > From: kieliran@...
      > > Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 02:06:50 +0000
      > > Subject: [Yuricon] Re: Saiyuu no Ryouko: The Continuing Adventures of Yuriko, Issue 66
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Now that was quite an interesting development. O_o
      > >
      > I sure hope so.
      > This is a good time to bring this up, I think.
      > The character of Amba was the specific request of an early Yuricon Mailing List member, Sarahmonster, who was wheelchair-bound and commented back in the day that there were few wheelchair-bound characters. (This was pre-Nunally and Mashiro. And really, there's still not loads, but more than there were.) I promised to make a character who was in a wheelchair, but also said that if I did, she couldn't be sweetness and light and all zen with the world. I wanted her to be bitter, funny and flawed - I also planned for something significant and traumatic to happen to her, because why do we treat wheelchair-bound characters as if they are china dolls? Sarahmonster agreed and that's why we have Amba. I have to say, I really like Amba - she passes my "have them over for lunch test."
      > Here's my run down on the main characters and how I feel about them:
      > Yuriko - She's got it all and has a delusion about being a selfish, controlling star, when really she's a horribly nice person. Having her over my house for lunch would be awkward.
      > Midori - Too smart to be comfortable! She'd be great at a reception, but in my house, I'd be stuttering trying to find something to talk about.
      > Mariko - She and my wife would get along well and I don't think it would be safe for any of us.
      > Hachi - I finally have enough of a palette about wine that I could probably ask him some questions, but he knows way more about art and history than I do.
      > Kishi and Tsukiyama - No way. Business reception maybe, but never in my house for lunch. :-)
      > Amba and Chieko - Welcome for lunch, as long as I'm not serving alcohol. Amba's clearly an angry drunk.
      > Mayumi - Never in a million years. no way, no sir. She wouldn't be caught dead here, so we're of one mind on that.
      > ***
      > If I won the lottery tomorrow, the fifth thing I'd do is talk to a toy company about getting Yuriko and Midori figurines made. I'll add it to the list of "dreams I don't tell anyone because they sound silly." ;-)
      > Cheers,
      > Erica
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