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by evilpii
#22619 After a rather long time, I have an update! ^^v I have been writing and speculating on Yosho's life, as well as that of his tree Funaho, which generated a rather long segment. o.o; So long was this that I had to cut it into two segments to post on Deviantart. O.o;;


For those who are not familiar with Homecomings, worry not. While these segments do tie into my overarching story, they only depend on the what is said in Universe continuity and can be read independently. ^^V I hope you all enjoy. ^^VV
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by ookamilord
#22799 i enjoyed masaki and at times i felt like a movie or some new episodes to the series. neat idea on nagi and ryoko's history. cant wait to start on jurai right after i get rid of this migraine. lol
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by evilpii
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ookamilord wrote:i enjoyed masaki and at times i felt like a movie or some new episodes to the series. neat idea on nagi and ryoko's history. cant wait to start on jurai right after i get rid of this migraine. lol


Thanks for reading. ^^v I still give a shoutout to my former coauthor for the idea of
making Ryoko and Nagi sisters
. Admittedly, I did lift a lot of motifs from the series proper, particularly the tone of TMiL2. I'm glad that this story seems successfully in-line with the main series. Tenchismile

I'm eager to hear your thoughts on Jurai. ^^v
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by ookamilord
#22943 i enjoyed it even though i wanted to finish it a few days ago. lol what can you do when its a time for cleaning. i like the aspect of a dark inner self it feels like a fighter game in a way. with the whole mental battle it also felt like a spirit quest in many ways.
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by evilpii
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ookamilord wrote:i like the aspect of a dark inner self it feels like a fighter game in a way.


I do really like The King of Fighters Orochi Saga (KoF 96-97), so I likely drew from it subconsciously. blush1

The dark persona serves two main purposes. First, it is an echo of the invading entity that threatened to consume her in Dark Energy Trilogy. Facing who she was in those few hours serves as her dealing with the trauma done to her psyche. Second, it is a mental block to her full potential. Personally, I have always believed that Ayeka has held herself back. In the series, we see her fight with Ryoko often, and the two always seem to be tied. However, when Ayeka faced Kagato in Universe episode 25, Kagato says that Ayeka "finally evoked Jurai's power", as if she never really had. If Ayeka had not really been using Jurai's power, what was stopping her? Much like Tenchi in the OVA, I theorize that Ayeka is preventing herself mentally, mostly likely due to her royal training or some other trauma.

ookamilord wrote:with the whole mental battle it also felt like a spirit quest in many ways.


A "spirit quest" is probably the best way to describe Ayeka's journey in Jurai. My interpretation of Universe's conclusion is that Ayeka vacated the throne to be with Tenchi on Earth. What becomes of her then if Tenchi does not choose her? She always defined herself as "the crown princess of planet Jurai". What is she without that title or the prospect of Tenchi's affections? Essentially, who is "Ayeka" without reference to Jurai or Tenchi?

I also admit to being inspired heavily by Literary Eagle's Confess to You, where Ayeka goes on a harrowing journey to find herself. If you want a very good Tenchi Muyo! story, I would read this one. Lita is an excellent author, and you will get the FEELS. soawesome1
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by ookamilord
#22953 neat the whole reason i said spirit quest of sorts is because depending on what tribe depends of what the purpose is. lol but the one ayeka went thru sound more like the enlightenment and acceptance to find who you are. i went on a quest like that but mine was more of a spirit guide/animal more than what i said up top. lol
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by evilpii
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ookamilord wrote:but the one ayeka went thru sound more like the enlightenment and acceptance to find who you are.


I would certainly agree with this. mmhmm1

ookamilord wrote:i went on a quest like that but mine was more of a spirit guide/animal more than what i said up top. lol


That must have been a hell of an experience. Do you think my interpretation here does the real thing justice?
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by ookamilord
#22955 i wouldnt know about justice after all each tribe has different customs beliefs and mytho's. writing a report of this was a pain but i would say you got it pretty close. but i could be wrong im not very experience on the spirit aspect i kinda stepped away from it for a few years due to low self esteem. lol