The creator behind the story Kichou na Shounin Kagami, by Rikki Hyperion Kamipress: What the hardest part (for you) about making a Kamishibai story?
Ooh, that's a tough one! ...Nope, unlike what everyone is thinking, right now
it is not images or animations (n_n) It's a combination of two things, really.
One of them is knowing when to STOP re-writing because it's not exactly
perfect. I have a bit of a perfectionistic-scholarly streak [all my mother's
fault!] so as time passes and my skill increases I slowly become ashamed of
my earlier work, and force myself to re-do ...and re-do...et cetera (n_n)***
The other is when the writing is done, I can never get the gumption to start
drawing images! I'm 99.9% slacker (n_n)** The other .1% is the aformentioned
streak... So when I finish, it just sort of sits on my HD and I go off and do
something else. Work on another project, maybe. And then, the vicious
cycle...my scholarly streak starts nagging, and I look at it again and say,
"That's horrible! How could I have written this stuff?!" and start doing it
Kamipress: What's your favorite part of making a Kamishibai story?
Actually, it's a tie between writing the plot out and drawing images.
Kamipress: What were some of the things that influenced Kichou na Shounin Kagami?
Let me see... Well, would you believe a fighting game called Battle Arena
Toshinden? In the earliest revision of the plot, this was a fighting
Then I glanced at Otakuworld and saw how many magical girl kamis there were.
(n_n)*** After that, I read the book Seraphim Rising and became fascinated
with angels...After all that changing, it basically evolved to what it is
Minor elements of the plot, situations, names, etc. are a goulash of things.
One character in KSK is inspired almost directly from a videogame that my
little brother and I love. You name it, it probably played a part.<
Kamipress: Other than yourself who are some of your favorite Kamishibai artists?
Too many to count! I love 'em all! They're probably the nicest bunch of
ill-begotten misfits I've ever had the pleasure of meeting up with (n____n)
No, I'm kidding. But very seriously, there's a whole lot out there...I guess
I'll just have to put down my absolute absolute favorites, so not to offend...
J-chan [ODDASS-C]; Deanna [A New World]; Kusukusu [Time and Space]; Lisa
Liideman/Princess Quova [Agile Heroes]; Lianu [Ming and Dracoa]; Onlyima
[Amy's Kitchen]; Toni [Dracula and Magical Madness]; Karthokrinden [Dark
Meteor]; Viper [Nanotech Project]; Rebo Valence [LoveQuest]...See, even in my
favorite favorites I had to stop myself at 10 (n_n)***
Kamipress: If you could change one thing about Kamishibai what would it be? And why?
I'd shrink the font, and enlarge the image size. I'm pretty resilient when it
comes to small image sizes...but it's just a little cramped in there!
Kamipress: So what are some of the Kamishibai you're considering for the future?
Oh, my! *takes deep breath* I have about four other main projects--maybe you
shouldn't have asked (n_n)***
Well, I'm planning on finishing Kichou na Shounin Kagami, no matter what the
cost... (n_n) The others, well, save for the very last, which was quickly
created to gain access to Otakuworld, I may decided to make into a comic or a
Kamipress: So do you have any additional comments, concerns, or thoughts for us?
- The Astral Bandit -- about a girl named Cielo, whose hobby is banditry. But
when her older brother entrusts her with a sword containing great power, her
life becomes the target of one heartless mercenary, and with his arrival
Cielo finds out that the world she's lived in all her life may be a complete
- Hyperion Prose -- A self-insertion kami in which the struggle is Light vs.
Dark, on a distant planet. Each side thinking that they're in the right. I've
been recruited by the side of Light to help crush the Dark. But when the
entire situation is seen, it comes to light that the side of "good" isn't
quite as "good" as they seem. The whole planet's fate hangs in the balance,
and it's nearly impossible to tell who is evil and who is not!
- Tragic Memory -- A story about 6 automatons, in the 31st century, dealing
with life and conflict in the human world.
- Tobiru no DREAM -- A magical girl story, to the letter. Simply created to see
whether an MG series with more behind the plot than Sailor Moon homage would
Don't let me write so much next time! (n____n) No, I'm kidding again.
Love to the forums, my fanclub, my family [by this I mean Alex-kouhai,
Shael-niichan and Ribby-neechan...my real immediate family does nothing but
provide distractions! (n_-)] *blows kisses* And especially to Becky-san for
tolerating my late response [I was under punishment, concerning my grades...
But that's a long story!]Thanks for your time Rikki.
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