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Character Meme Take 2

Clearly this one is going to go 'round and 'round ... this was from redbrunja, who assigned me Revy Two-Hand, the psychotic Chinese-American gunwoman from Black Lagoon. [ETA: I haz Revy icon nao!]

  1. Do you like this character?

    Yes, although she would never understand it. It's her buoyancy in the face of overwhelming odds and the soft streak that lets her (Spoilers for vol. 5:) play cops and robbers with the kids, and worry about Rock's being scarred for life by Yukio's grisly suicide.
     
  2. What name/s do you call this character?

    Just Revy. Her real name's Rebecca, but it doesn't suit her. I don't think we've ever learned her surname.
     
  3. What image-color do you associate with this character?

    Dark metal grey, with red flashes.
     
  4. What image-song do you associate with this character?

    I had to get help from the local 17-yr-old, because I don't generally do angry/fuck-you music. Together we decided on Joan Jett's Bad Reputation (link for video):

    I don't give a damn 'bout my bad reputation
    You're living in the past - it's a new generation
    A girl can do what she wants to do and that's what I'm gonna do
    An' I don't give a damn ' bout my bad reputation

    Oh no not me
    No no no no no
    Not me me me me me

    An' I don't give a damn 'bout my bad reputation
    Never said I wanted to improve my station
    An' I'm only doin' good
    When I'm havin' fun
    An' I don't have to please no one
    An' I don't give a damn
    'Bout my bad reputation ...

    The world's in trouble
    There's no communication
    An' everyone can say
    What they want to say
    It never gets better anyway
    So why should I care
    'Bout a bad reputation anyway ...

    Oh no, not me ...
     
  5. What blood-type do you think this character is?

    Ai yi, the blood types .... looking at the list on TV Tropes, I'd say a Type B, gone very, very bad ...
     
  6. Of all of the titles that this character appears in, what character do you like to put this character with?

    Rock. Someday.
     
  7. What would you want to say to this character?

    Heh, I doubt she'd listen to anything I'd say. She'll have to learn on her own that just because the world is full of shitty bastards, it doesn't mean you've got to become one of them: being kind and open-hearted doesn't equal being weak.
     
  8. What do you want to do with this character?

    See her come to peace with herself.
     
  9. Please choose 5 friends with your choice of character.

    I don't tag people ... please feel free to ask, and I'll give you a character!
     

Comments

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fmanalyst
May. 2nd, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
That's a perfect song for her.

Tag me.
chomiji
May. 5th, 2009 10:50 am (UTC)

Shinrei from SDK, who's been having his worst nightmares come true in the last volume ... .

(Sorry for the delay ... brain's one big sieve these past few days.)

smillaraaq
May. 2nd, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
It's her buoyancy in the face of overwhelming odds and the soft streak

Heh, yeah...funny you should see her as a B gone very, very bad, since those sorts of things and her more manic, gleeful side are all what reminds me more than a bit of a girl!Gojyo who's had even less love and more overall shittiness in her life than the kappa did. (And Rock is of course such a perfect AB...)

I had to get help from the local 17-yr-old, because I don't generally do angry/fuck-you music.

Whereas I suspect it's only a matter of time before I end up doing another fanmix, because perfect Revy songs keep leaping out and grabbing me by the throat whenever I set my MP3 player to "shuffle". ;) Although the first one to pounce like that still seems to be the most quintessentially Revy song: Big Exit by PJ Harvey.
chomiji
May. 5th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)

I'm wondering whether she had even less love as a tiny one than Gojyo did - he at least had his real mother until he was an older toddler.

I'll have to remember to click that music link when I'm next at home - last night I was writing. This week's saiyuki_time prompt (a word list that included kitten, feather, grow and knife) re-awoke the plot bunny we discussed more than 18 months ago, about what might have happened if wee Gojyo brought home a fuzzy pet.

smillaraaq
May. 5th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we haven't gotten more than the most fleeting hints about her childhood, but that's definitely the sort of vibe I'm getting...and I bet she didn't have a Jien around when she was a little older, either. (And now my mind is wandering off to random thoughts of Dutch and Doku meeting up in a bar somewhere...)

Polly Jean, much as I love her, I suspect will not be totally to your taste; but considering Revy listens to stuff like Guitar Wolf, I know she wouldn't mind a little dissonance. ;)

(And on the (un)real life imitates art front, the Power of Music in that much-lamented Nobilis game was physically modeled after Ms. Harvey.)

re-awoke the plot bunny we discussed more than 18 months ago, about what might have happened if wee Gojyo brought home a fuzzy pet.

Yay for more fic, and a hearty EEK! for where I'm sure that one is going!
chomiji
May. 9th, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC)

I don't think the story went quite as darkly as it might have, yet in a way, it's even a bit more so ... what did you think?

Yes, I think Dutch and Doku would get along, although Doku would be a little appalled at Dutch's lack of ethics beyond his own crew (I think Doku's got a more wide-ranging viewpoint that way) and Dutch would think Doku was a big softie.

smillaraaq
May. 10th, 2009 07:35 am (UTC)
Dutch would be right, 'cause Doku *is* a big softie! It seems to be one of the defining traits of the Sha boys: they're handsome, charming, puppy-dog loyal, absolutely cannot be trusted to dress themselves tastefully without supervision, and have enormous hearts made of purest marshmallow. :)

(Running with my cracky Black Lagoon parallels, I am now cackling to myself at the thought of Hakkai's struggle to hide his horrified reaction if Gojyo ever gave him a kappa-selected cheap-and-garish aloha shirt...)
redbrunja
May. 3rd, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
Bad Reputation is the perfect song for her.
chomiji
May. 5th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)

Wheee, I'm glad we picked a good one!

(And look! Revy icon!)

redbrunja
May. 7th, 2009 08:03 am (UTC)
That's an awesome icon.
lady_ganesh
May. 3rd, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
Bad Reputation is SO Revy!
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