To the individuals who are reading this for the first time, and to the people who have read this since before, hello, this is Ryu Saerin.
Although there was a long period of complications, I was able to show off Your and My Asylum in a book form before you readers. In a contest······ a visual novel version······ ugh, my head······.
I wanted to write a story about people who were broken somewhere and lacking something.
I wanted to write a story about characters filling up the places that the other lacked, and supporting each other like that. A story that I can love completely. I wanted to write a story that I could write best.
On the other hand, I also wanted to portray a beautiful girl.
I wanted to portray a girl who does as she desires, is crawling with unpredictability, behaves cruelly, and someone, who, despite being like that, has common sense in certain places and for some reason uses informal speech. A character that I can love completely. I wanted to portray a child that I believed to be the ‘prettiest’.
Once more, on the other hand, I also wondered what would happen if I gave the role of the protagonist to a character who wasn’t the ‘prettiest’, but the ‘coolest’.
This is something I’ve written in the afterword of the serialized web novel version of the story, but, as Ryu Saerin, this is the first time in a long time that I’ve made a male as the main character in my stories. As much as how there’s no way that my story would work out well if I made a male character, whom I thought was the prettiest, the protagonist, that’s why I wanted to give a child, who I thought was the most splendid, the role as the main character.
The story that I can write the best, with a heroine that I think is the prettiest, while establishing a boy who I think is the coolest as the protagonist.
In short, Your and My Asylum, is that kind of story.
As always, I end up reflecting on myself.
This story was first written early 2011. That’s nearly 4 and a half years ago. As that time passed, I noticed these and those poor portions of the story. I did my best to fix them as much as possible, but it’s true that it’s embarrassing.
If you ask what’s embarrassing, then, rather than shameful sentences, it was the modeling of the story about the protagonist and heroine, which I mentioned earlier, that was shameful. In the protagonist’s case especially, I designed Yujin with the feeling of What_I_Think_Is_The_Perfect_Protagonist.JPG. However, when I looked back through the story after time had passed, there were these unexpected places that I broke on purpose while writing, and I could also see flaws here and there.
Of course, I’m not a perfect human and I’m not a completed upright person, either. Regardless, I tried to portray a perfect human, a perfect upright person. If that’s the case, then I had the need to overcome the visual limitations and political self-regulations that I possessed, but I was unable to do so.
I’m reflecting in various meanings.
Despite all that, I’m delighted.
The thing I felt while I was reading through once more and fixing Your and My Asylum, was that I really do love this story. I love the Silver Lion Earl, Gia, and Yujin.
I’m pleased to be able to show this story to you all.
If you were, perhaps, satisfied by this story, then whenever you’re given the opportunity, I’d be grateful if you picked up one of my previous works, as well.
The light novels are ‘The World After the Ending’ and the main story of ‘Sword Girls’. If there’s someone here waiting for the next volume of ‘The World After the Ending’ I’ll borrow this page to apologize sincerely. Please wait a little bit longer.
I’ll see you all whenever the opportunity presents itself again.
Have a nice day.
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