So, I randomly had a desire to revisit some of the old predictions I made about KHR during the time when Chrome had “~*~Some Mysterious Illness~*~” to see how my bets lined up. This whole conversation is kind of ironic to me.
Predicted right: Thinking of the page where Reborn asks Chrome…
i love you and this
and oddly it makes me both want to try playing him again, and a little nervous of it, because —
hm, how to phrase it… he’s spent so much time being deliberately ambiguous and projecting a very particular kind of front, and while there have been numerous signs before this point that said front was just that, this arc has especially ripped back the curtains and shown the man behind the illusion. While it has always been a bit of a challenge for me when it comes to internal thoughts and introspection with him, due to a sense of possible dishonesty or carrying of the shroud/mystery even that far, all this helps, but also makes it more challenging.
IF THAT EVEN MAKES ANY SENSE IDK flips tables on the moe that is mukuro
anyway yes i do adore your predictions, it’s such fun when things develop as conjectured (not in a predictable way, so much as ah I was right!), and also when there’s a delightful surprise such as moekuro’s faith in Chrome. As much as fandom either crowed or worried at Moekuro’s seeming abandonment of her, in fact… well ;)
your tumblr layout is pretty, wow. how did you even do that.
but yeah, you know. that’s the thing. i admit, when all this happened, i at first was like. “wow, i’m SO happy for all this character development for mukuro. but can he still be ficced/rped as… ambiguous? i mean wasn’t the ambiguity kind of the fun of the character?” and i had a slight mixed feeling crisis.
but i think at the end of the day, it’s like. what did this arc really change about mukuro? to non-kokuyo people, he’s still jerkish-acting and a little ambiguous. he still snarked at tsuna recently. his exact motives for doing what he does will still perplex most people (probably). i mean, he’s obviously Not a Real Villain anymore, but he was only a Real Villain for like five seconds way back in the beginning, so i don’t think anything has changed in a way that would ruin RPing him.
well, i mean, obviously, i think this arc shows that he and chrome always understood each other’s feelings much better than a lot of fandom depicted them (chrome with the WAI WAI I AM OF NO USE TO MUKURO-SAMA stuff in fandom), but i don’t think that’s a Change. i think they just really deeply Get one another and now we just finally see exactly how they relate to one another. so I think he’s still 100% ambiguous-potential RPable.
#AMBER HAS SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT KIDS’ MANGA. HEAD IN HANDS.
MAGIC /tosses confetti … no a lot of trial and error and pretending I knew what I was doing in the customize thinger. I need to resize and screw with the bg, because a good chunk of it doesn’t show on most resolutions, I think…
ah yes, in fic as well, YOUR BEAUTIFUL FIC (and my need to write anything at all, geeze). Good point, though — to non Kokuyo, he’s still behaving in much the same way. I’d really love to see more of him one on one with them. We have some, of course, with antics with Verde and Fran and given how ridiculous everyone in KHR is as a rule, it likely being safe to assume canon dynamics from those extra omake things (where Mukuro’s getting fat or pineapple hijinx). …so ok maybe one on one with Chrome. »
Also, I’d love insight into those possibly perplexing motives! There’s plenty that can be inferred and I suppose that would further tear at the mystery, but I mean his actual intent below whatever he says. Although he clearly no longer *really* has bad intentions toward Tsuna, he’ll doubtless keep claiming a desire for his body and to defeat him, and to what end? He doubtless must still hate the mafia, but is he still willing and wanting to massacre entire families? Er, the problem of incarceration aside. If not, what does he want to do, and what would he then intend to do in various RP environments? Beyond lounging on couches, sipping chocolate shakes, cheating at Nintendo DS. Obv the uncertainty could help re: ambiguous RP, but there’s only so far you can take not knowing yourself as a mun.
Yes, though- he is still Mist, isn’t he? Even if we’re given this extra heaping of insight as to just how much he cares for his own, that hasn’t changed. With mist comes ambiguity. He’s just grown up and able to admit to himself (and show) how much he cares single tear.
Agreed. AGREED AND AMUSED BECAUSE HAHA FUTURE MUKURO claiming she (and Tsuna) misunderstood, when of course, the joke was and is that she (and he, with his noted intuition) understood better than anyone, at times probably better than himself. Fandom, from the little I’ve seen, just prefers Mukuro as the cold, people-as-tools using villain, and thus must undermine Chrome and reduce her in support of that. ugh i love their relationship, ugh, the … i don’t want to say it again because i think i have sorely overused it, but the “ambiguity” of it, while it is also so clear cries
YOUR FEELINGS INSPIRE ME AND MAKE ME FEEL BETTER ABOUT MY OWN