Guys, today I push my luck by not only being too lazy to stick to my schedule but also asking you for help. I know, I’m spoiled! I’m very grateful for it too!
I’ve said it before. Character studies are for me the most challenging posts to put together. I don’t know if any of you remember this, when I started this series the point wasn’t simply to highlight characters I was particularly fond of or those I could elaborate on, it was to shine a spotlight on characters I felt had been hard done and underappreciated by the narrative, the audience or both.
And this is even more true now that other bloggers have started to regularly publish posts dedicated to specific characters. We don’t really need dozens of posts saying the same things about the same people (unless it’s Natsume of course). But having tightened up a bit on the tragic and underrated aspects of my case studies has made it even harder to find worthy candidates.
In my desperation I even turned to Twitter where unfortunately most people where not familiar with my series and promptly suggested hugely popular lead characters with expansive encyclopedias written on them. And they were good ideas, don’t get me wrong, I would love to read any one of those posts. But they don’t really fit my theme.
Aside from the novelty of it, the reason I tend to choose supporting and occasionally minor characters with a few exceptions, is that I tend to relate to them better. I don’t really see myself as a hero. More specifically, I don’t see myself as a leader. The role is occasionally thrust on me and I try to execute it to the best of my abilities but I find it cumbersome. I would rather be a consiglieri to a don. Went straight to mafia talk, huh?.. no reason…
Ok then, why am I telling you all this. Well twitter did still manage to provide a few great ideas. Other less popular characters in the same series for instance. And Kyubei. I’ve been meaning to explore what makes Kyubei so effective when compared to other similar characters.
But that bit of inspiration is going to run out fairly quickly.
And this is why we’re here today! I would love for a little bit of help folks. If there are any characters you think fit my theme and you would like me to write about, please let me know!
I can’t guarantee I will get to all of your suggestions. Obviously if I haven’t seen the anime, or don’t remember it well enough, I won’t be able to put a post together. There’s also my lack of creativity as a barrier. Often I will like a character very much but not have enough material to write an entire post.
But even if I don’t end up using the exact suggestion, all of them are a source of inspiration and I greatly appreciate it.