Re. Driving lessons. Now that I think about it, I wonder what would Yuuto think of the Car Chase if he learns about it. First, I will try to make a few (hopefully educated) guesses: Kyon apparently will drive a car (maybe Yuuto's) without a license (and after one or two driving lessons, tops) in pursuit of the yaks who will kidnap Sasaki. If Haruhi is present, then perhaps she will help him with her Mind over Matter powers to achieve otherwise difficult (or flat out impossible) maneuvers. And after recovering Sasaki, the three of them will probably need to evade the police, that likely will be attracted by the commotion, to avoid questioning. If the above ends happening and Yuuto finds out, I think he will have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, such an incident exemplifies the kind of dangerous stuff Kyon and his friends are up to, "occupational hazards" so to speak. On the other hand, it's the kind of crazy stunt you have to berate your underage son for, not only because it's illegal but also because it's a very stupid thing to do without the proper training (which Kyon lacks, according Yuuto's PoV). For some reason, I picture Yuuto telling Kyon something along the lines of:
|Yuuto||:||OK, now if you must do things like that because of... your job, then I suppose it would be better if I teach you the right way to do it. Don't get the wrong idea, this is not a reward. No matter what path you walk in live, your responsibility will always be to return home in one piece, either here with us or with Tsuruya-chan not that far in the future.|
|Kyon||:||*bows* I understand father.|
|Yuuto||:||One condition, your mother NEVER have to know about this.|
|Kyon||:||...... You Can Say That Again.|
edited 11th Jan '13 9:14:44 AM by Specular
edited 11th Jan '13 9:29:03 AM by MarqFJA
edited 11th Jan '13 12:11:05 PM by Filraen
Random thought. Admittedly, this is just a silly line of thought, but when I noticed that the Brigade got a three-days long break I begun to wonder what kind of things proper of a Vacation Episode they could do in Hinamizawa. There are the festival, Kyon's birthday and babysitting the dreadcousins probably counts as extreme sport, but what else? For some reason Kimodameshi was the very first idea I had, probably because the town makes for a perfect setting at night. The King's Game from Persona 4 also comes to mind, but the Brigade has one too many chaperones for that* . Any other ideas?
edited 14th Jan '13 6:45:42 AM by Filraen
edited 12th Jan '13 3:27:56 PM by Silver
edited 12th Jan '13 3:58:16 PM by Eamil
@Filraen: I didn't mean to imply Yuuto won't be teaching Kyon. My proposed scenario is about Yuuto training both Kyon and Yuki in the real world. Of course, it's very likely that Yuki will learn a lot more quickly than Kyon, but thanks to the hyperbolic time chamber she would be able to help Kyon to revise and practice what they learned between Yuuto's lessons. I think I said this before, but I'm getting the impression that Yuki will become Yuuto's favorite daughter-in-law (so to speak) in the long run.
@Silver: I completely forgot about that. IINM, the scene in question is not in the novels, which could explain why I didn't remember it. BTW, does K:BDH follow the novels' version of Remote Island Syndrome? IIRC, at some point it was mentioned that Nonoko had to stay at home at the time and I think Kyon said something about getting drunk during the trip, but I'm not really sure about it.
Unrelated. Now I think about it, I updated the PDF version of the story at some undetermined point of this week but I forgot to say a thing about it Here.
edited 12th Jan '13 7:07:56 PM by JasonUlloa
Re. Yuuto. It's not a problem of trust. It's just that simply being privy to certain things about the Brigade may be too much for Yuuto to handle. For example, just knowing that an Earth-Shattering Kaboom is well within the limits of Kuyou's power is quite a paradigm shift. Alternatively, they could give Yuuto a simplified version, something less likely to upset his understanding of the universe. Recycled example:
edited 13th Jan '13 1:30:28 PM by Filraen
edited 13th Jan '13 5:19:11 AM by MadKitsu
@Mad Kitsu: Current avvie's◊ source◊ (full size◊, 6241◊3411, 6.9M*) Actually, I think the Brigade might be able to convince Sasaki about the feasibility of Time Travel (or perhaps about the supernatural in general) during their visit to Hinamizawa. About the Internal Reveal of the events from Higurashi to its protagonists, I think is a BAD idea. They could start to remember things they would rather forget, which I think is the reason why Rika seems to have remained quiet about it all those years.
edited 13th Jan '13 8:40:36 AM by Specular
edited 13th Jan '13 12:11:01 PM by thedarkfreak
edited 13th Jan '13 1:31:31 PM by Filraen
Re. Tsuruya. I think it's a little of both. As the heiress, Tsuruya was probably trained to notice subtly hints about shady business and to keep quiet about it if it's something that she isn't meant to get involved with. A "don't mind our business, we don't mind yours" kind of philosophy. Maybe that's the reason why she caught on the fact the Brigade's situation was in a whole different level of "shady". Still, knowing when to keep one's nose out of something is not the same than handling the supernatural with such nonchalance after learning about it.
Somewhat related. I don't know if it's just me but now I'm curious about Shinobu and Tsuruya's shared past. It's just too easy to imagine Shinobu as a Big Sister Mentor to Tsuruya even if the former is nominally the latter's servant. I wonder if there is a trope for the relationship between The Wise Prince in training and his wiser retainer/advisor. Edit: typps.
edited 14th Jan '13 3:40:43 AM by Specular
edited 15th Jan '13 6:30:32 AM by MadKitsu
Characters' page. Something I just noticed. The characters' page of the story only have a description/info for Shinobu's entry. The rest of the characters still have the placeholders from the time the page was created*. I will see if I can come up with something, but most definitely it won't happen soon.
Random thoughts. Pair the Spares/Ships That Pass in the Night: Tsuruya Kenshiro ◊ Sasaki's mom. I must admit this is mostly because the idea of Tsuruya and Sasaki as the older and younger sister, respectively, is kind of interesting to me. Unrelated: I wonder if it should be a trope for Blended Family.
Random pics. Official art of Sasaki in a swimsuit (kind of skimpy though) and Kuyou, Sasaki and Kyouko as chibis (cute!).
edited 20th Jan '13 3:22:45 PM by Filraen
edited 17th Jan '13 9:44:27 PM by thedarkfreak