Veteran: Yes yes, I’m here
Director: Good. Do we have the animator in charge of hair blowing in the wind at opportune moments?
Director: Great. We also have the newbie with us today.
Director: Great! Let’s get started on this first episode of Amagami SS
Director: Right, let’s get the bad news out of the way first. There’s a new law in place that we have to give the lead male character some semblance of personality.
Veteran: What? But we never needed that before! How will the audience be able to project themselves into the main character if he has a personality?
Director: I know, but there’s nothing we can do about it. Might as well get it out of the way in the very first scene. Just give him a hastily concocted backstory that any teenage boy should have. Any suggestions?
Newbie: H-how about he was turned down for a date?
Director: Sounds great. We’ll make it happen on Christmas Eve to add extra punch.
Animator: I suggest not showing his eyes for the entire opening scene. Makes it easier for the audience to project themselves into a faceless character.
Newbie. ohgodIknowthisoneeerrrr…….ummm…….Girl running to school with toast in her mouth?
Director: No no, that’s when the main character is a girl. Tell him Veteran.
Veteran: The main character is woken up by his clingy younger sister with a squeaky voice who is intent on jumping into bed with him. Also I would like to add that she should have a nickname for him.
Newbie: But which girl is he going to perv on? We’ve only introduced the sister?
Director: Well then I suppose it will have to be her then.
Director: Good point. How about the popular Senpai who the main character thinks he has no chance with.
Newbie: Shouldn’t we do something m-m-more to bring out why people like her?
Animator: How about I make her hair blow in the wind while she holds her hand behind her head with a sunset in the background?
Director: Nah, it’s still the morning so we can’t do that. How about some stencil mark things?
Animator and Veteran: SEX HAIR!!!
Newbie: err…d-does she have some sort of personality?
Director: What? She has sex hair. What does she need a personality for?
Newbie: I-I-I think she should have some sort of personality. How about I base her off this girl I knew in school?
Veteran: Which eroge archetype does she fall into?
Newbie: W-w-well I suppose she’s the loud friend-zone character
Director: Right, now we need the younger girl the main character protects.
Newbie: But didn’t we already have the sister?
Director: She wasn’t the type you want to protect. We need someone extremely shy.
Veteran: With an extremely squeaky annoying voice! All characters younger than the male character require to sound like they’ve got blocked noses while speaking in helium induced tones.
Director: Exactly! Glad to have you aboard Veteran.
Veteran: Because he’s a nice guy. Everyone likes to think they’re nice people so it’s easy to project yourself into those situations.
Director: No, I think he has a point. He needs some other point of attraction that the viewers can easily project themselves into. How about he has nice eyes?
Animator: Wait, you can’t do that! I’ve already completed his character design.
Director: Oh don’t worry, he doesn’t actually need to have nice eyes. That’s the great thing about eyes. Nobody is capable of defining what nice eyes are so any eyes can be considered nice.
Veteran: Trapped in a gym locker room?
Director: Nah, too early for that
Animator: How about the library scene where he knocks over the girl and she falls to the ground in a position that you can almost but not quite see her undies while going ‘eeh dtchaaa~’
Director: But we’re not on a timeslot that allows for nakedness to be shown unfortunately.
Animator: A bath scene then. I’ve gotten quite good at conveniently placed steam.
Director: Great, but to add extra spice it should be with another girl. How about the Senpai wants to get closer to his sister?
Veteran: Sounds great. He could imagine a scene where they feel each others boobs to make them grown bigger
Newbie: I’m pretty sure girls don’t do th-
Director: That’s brilliant! Quick Animator! Go do that scene now!
Newbie: If the the audience are projecting themselves into the main character, then surely this scene is like the viewers getting turned on by their sister naked. Isn’t that weird?
Director: Do you have a sister?
Newbie: Yes…wait, I mean no!
Animator: Quick, get him off the set!
Veteran: What were you thinking director, hiring someone like him!
Newbie: She’s just a step sister!
Director: I’m sorry, I forgot to ask. Big mistake on my part.
Newbie: Wait, there are other characters I can work on! Please, I like the Senpai character archetype.
Veteran: We have no place for the likes of you on this production. Go back to Noitamina you scum. Leave now and never come back!