>Also, they've probably thought ahead enough to know you won't be in
>school forever, and if there's nowhere suitable for -their-
>needs....well, I'm sure you'll catch on eventually.
Mio might start to suspect when she discovers that it's called Tea Time Studio. :)
>As evident, Azalynn is having far too much fun for your pesky logic to
It is entirely possible that Azalynn will just stay on and graduate with Ui, Azusa, and Jun. Sure, she already has a high school diploma, but really, can you ever have too many?
>> "I've never heard of this Fang brand before," Azalynn remarked, "but they look a lot like Ibanezes."
>Funnily enough, on a similar note, I popped into my local music store
>a couple days ago, looked at their (rather meagre, admittedly) guitar
>selection and thought* "I've never heard of these Ibanezes before",
I mainly know them because it's Joe Satriani's brand of choice; I've never played one (though last time I was at my semi-local guitar shop, oddly enough the only lefty electric they had in stock was an RG-series). The name is Spanish, but it's a Japanese brand. (And naturally Azalynn spots that the Fang-brand guitars at 10GIÄ look like the Ibanez Strat-derived body style because she plays a JS2000, one of their Joe Satriani signature line. She'd have been disappointed if she'd picked one up, though; they're a bit crap. That Stratoclone Ui borrowed was a Fang.)
>* Followed up by "and they all look tiny", because I'd
>already bought a Rockburn Les Paul style, and my sense of scale has
>been coloured by that slightly.
Heh, yeah, once you've handled a Les Paul, everything else seems a bit toylike. My mom's Mustang is like a ukulele next to my lefty Gīta. :)
>Yes indeed. I mean, I understand why Jun didn't join from the outset
>(and the subsequent slow redecision as stories filtered through from
>Azusa) but I never quite got why Ui didn't. Seems to me she'd be all
>over the excuse to hang out with her sister further. In either case,
>the original rather drags its heels on that front, and I like that
>we're not going to here.
I suspect that Kakifly didn't go there for an out-of-story equivalent of the same reason Ui and Jun sort of object - because he didn't want to risk messing up the feng shui in the clubroom by either expanding the band further or adding more club members who weren't in it. (That, and the "the Light Music Club can't get new recruits because everyone thinks they're freaks" thing is a running joke, albeit not one I'm particularly attached to, obviously. I touched it in Jun's blog post in Chapter 1, and that about did it for that as far as I'm concerned. :)
Also, it has to be admitted that most prodigal young guitarists would resent it at least a bit if their younger, cleverer, better-at-school sisters suddenly upped and took up the instrument, then joined the club where they have, after a lifetime of muddled obscurity, really started to shine. It would tend to seem... competitive. That's probably never occurred to Yui, because she's Yui, but I could see Ui worrying that she might cause it, and the author wanting to avoid implying it.
Personally, even bearing the above (which are valid concerns!) in mind, I always thought it was both a bit odd and kind of a shame that Ui only joined the club after Yui and company graduated, because not only wasn't she in it with Yui, she only got to be part of it for a year. (I should note, in the interest of full disclosure, that I'm not a great fan of either of the volumes of the manga that happen after the four founders graduate, so that probably skews my perception of the matter a little.)
>if Mio is an airbender, Ritsu's a firebender, Mugi
>is...well, Mugi, and it wouldn't surprise me if Yui had accidentally
>memorized a Kung Fu form or two by marathon-watching too many martial
>art movies with Nodoka one rainy summer and has never thought to
>practice (or not, but I could see it happen :)
There was some joking speculation in another thread that Yui may be a waterbender, and just not have realized it because she thinks she merely has telekinetic mastery over citrus fruits.
We'll be seeing more about Mio and Ritsu in that context after the hiatus.
>Starting topics feels weird to my lurker-senses
Well, I'm glad you did. If everybody lurks, I don't know what's going on, and I start to get the feeling that I'm really just the online equivalent of the guy at the bus stop shouting at indifferent passers-by. :)
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