Being well read, I'd imagine Hanako's tastes are probably more mature than most. I'm not particularly good with Japanese literature, I have to admit, but I can't see her reading the light novel stuff most high schoolers (and otaku) enjoy. Science fiction also doesn't seem to fit her image. I could see her enjoying fantasy settings, maybe even preferring them, as long as the suspension of disbelief is kept to a reasonable level. Role models would be anyone who rises to greatness (or even mediocrity) from a place of worthlessness. She'd like stories that portray her version of the world; one where everything can and will go wrong, where villains aren't always obvious, where heroes aren't always knights in shining armor. Friendships aren't always easy or painless. Realistic stories, with realistic perils, or parallels of them. Anything less would only be shallow and trite, compared to the hard truths she's internalized.brythain wrote:What I'm also interested in is what she does with her inputs: she reads a lot, she is a pretty good language processor — newspaper club and all. What are her romantic influences, her fictional role models, that kind of thing?
Or maybe I'm completely wrong! I'm talking about a fictional characters favorite fictional characters. If this gets any more meta, we'll need Christopher Nolan to storyboard it.