Q:I am away at a friend's for a few days but I was so excited and happy to read the new thread! I can't wait until I'm home and have the time to reread and write a massive comment in the guestbook like usual. :)
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT <3
Q:So I was just over at AO3 leaving a comment on saunterleftside's "drabble," and I got halfway through a stupid gushing rant about how I love everything Legacy related and then I was like, "wait, remember how this person doesn't actually write all of Legacy, you dope." So here: I love pretty much everything Legacy related. Also I make this dumb noise like a kettle boiling over when Katsuko appears because SHE IS THE CUTEST oh my god, yes, Katsuko. Katssssuuuukoooo. <3 - Tozette
I SEE THOSE QUOTATION MARKS AROND THE WORD ‘DRABBLE’, TOZETTE, AND YOU KNOW WHAT you are absolutely right, DK’s idea of what a drabble is makes me cry into my pillow at night. Sometimes from joy. Sometimes from mild hysteria.
I absolutely did not expect this level of support for Katsuko after I received the message from that anon. It makes me smile a little helplessly even now, knowing that our readers are so amazing and eloquent. Thank you so much.
(Also, I totally also made a noise like a kettle boiling over when I read this message.)
Q:In the recent thread, I thought ryouma's logic made perfect sense? so how did minato /tried/ to steal ukki-kun yet succeeded?? I feel like i've missed something along the line.
Nah, you didn’t miss anything. Kakashi’s just stoned and stupid, and I didn’t go back and fix the line like I should. There’s a later line that kind of patches it:
“Second, Minato-sensei—it feels really weird to call him that—once forgot it was Valentine’s until just before he was supposed to meet Kushina-sama, and tried to steal your personal plant as a present for her. Which I still think means he didn’t succeed, and you caught yourself up in a lie,” [Ryouma] said, like arguing semantics with a drugged man was a winning strategy.
But I could’ve been clearer. Basically, Kakashi just makes a semantic mistake because he’s on alllll the drugs, no deeper mystery.
Sorry for the confusion!
Q:I am not sure if you are planning on reprising any of the characters from Fallen Leaves, but can I make a few requests? I really liked Natsumi as a character, and it is a shame that she was discontinued. Also, I am dying for a meeting between Asuma and Katsuko, as that could be massively entertaining in this universe even without the backstories of Fallen Leaves or Kakashi and Ryouma's plans for matchmaking.
Ki: Anon, you may be one of the only Leaves readers who’s expressed enthusiasm for Shiota Natsumi. Thank you for that. I loved her and loved writing her, but ultimately wasn’t able to continue writing a second character in Leaves due to a sudden attack of law school. (I’m still sad we never got to see her brother, Takeo, who hung out with hawk summons and picked stupid fights, but there are a *lot* of characters and threads who fall victim to the merciless effects of Lack of Time and Interest.)
At this point, I don’t foresee bringing Natsumi back.
However, I suppose this is as good a venue as any to announce that I am activating Yuuhi Kurenai as an ancillary character, to appear in upcoming threads. Kurenai was actually a major player in my conception of Legacy when we first began discussing its creation, and she has a cameo appearance in To the Rescue, but it’s taken me more than a year to find the right time to introduce her as a POV character in her own right. To be honest, the hunger our readers have expressed for more central female characters has been a serious motivating factor. And with the political fallout of the Traitor Arc, the time seemed ripe for an Intel agent on the scene.
I hope you’ll love her as much as I do.
(I’ll leave the Asuma/Katsuko question for GM and Zuul to address.)
GM: Hi, Anon!
Me and Zuul have got tons of plans for Katsuko and Asuma’s eventual meeting, not to fret. Zuul is an amazingly talented writer, and I’m looking forward to doing threads with her in the future. It’s gonna be awesome and somebody’s probably going to get drunk piggybacks down the Hokage Monument.
Q:Do you have any specific headcanons for the characters' voices? When I'm reading, the voice in my head sorta changes for each character, but I can never decide if Katsuko sounds deeper or higher than mine so the pitch fluctuates every other word.
You can find descriptions of every character’s voice on the Legacy cast roster. For Katsuko, her speaking voice sounds like Vienna Teng’s. Her singing voice doesn’t sound like Vienna Teng’s. It sounds more like this.
ETA: Handy Dandy Voice Reference List
- Raidou: a rich, deep baritone, slightly smoky. He’s a surprisingly decent singer.
- Genma: low tenor to high baritone. Warm, dry, slightly sandy, still cracks sometimes, especially when he’s laughing.
- Katsuko: a low alto, pleasant and warm. Gets high-pitched and cracks when she’s excited.
- Ryouma: baritone verging into bass. Gravels out into a low rumble when he gets intense. His diction improves when he’s teasing or sweet-talking.
- Kakashi: low, cool, slightly drawling.
- Asuma: baritone. Already developing the burr of a pack-a-day smoker.
- Kurenai: low and warm, alto. She has excellent diction and seldom swears, but when she does, she means it.
- Rin: a high, cheerful soprano
Q:'#we could have had it all#rolling in the deep#but then you died' I love these tags. Literally every time I see them, I burst out laughing. Never change.
AHAHAHA YES ANOTHER HAS BEEN CONVERTED
Q:Hey have you ever drawn Genma and/or Raidou? It's just I think they're pretty cool bg characters but you rarely see art of them
genma always seemed like the biggest dbag to me and raidou was always cute. I love them both.
Fic: I’m Not Calling You a Liar
Written for song-of-the-wind who requested “Katsuko and Ryouma, in their unholy partnership, try (and maybe succeed?) to get Kakashi to do something he would really rather not do.”
This one was a LOT of fun, and went to a very threesome-y place. Hopefully that is okay. >.>
You can find it here at AO3.
(Attention: this fic is not ANBU Legacy canon)