They're blank slates, but most of the time I think their roles are nevertheless defined by the kind of story they're in. It makes sense that they fill the role of antagonists (or at least create conflict) if they appear in a Lilly or Akira-related story. (though ironically you could call the plotline featuring the Satous as a kind of Lilly epilogue in its own right) Since Hisao's not dating Lilly or Akira when the Satous are introduced, I had free reign to turn them into whatever I liked.Karla and Hiro I really liked. As KS characters go, they are blank slates that can be moulded to suit the needs of Fan Fiction authors and I liked the fact you didn't go for the easy route as make them unlikeable.
It's funny, one of the members here mentioned that changing or adding anything to the original Sisterhood would be felt like "messing with perfection", which was ironic because the original was never perfect to begin with. Some people commented in here that they enjoyed the original, but were distracted by certain things like grammatical issues, "actions" or stilted dialogue in the expansion. What's odd about this is that the original Sisterhood never got proofread by an external party and as a result it was worse. Way worse. The "actions" people commented on here were everywhere in there, tenses were all over the place, especially early on, and in addition to the somewhat stilted dialogue, there were also several groaners that I ended up removing later on. Characters' thoughts were also in parentheses. People noticed the last one, but it didn't seem to detract from anyone's enjoyment despite its grammatical shiftiness.The original Sisterhood is a must read for all KS fans, the definitive Hanako epilogue story that emerged not long after the final release of KS which has stood the test of time.
Seeing that Hanako's in-game route ended the very moment she and Hisao started dating, the original Sisterhood probably filled a niche that people really, really wanted filled and because of that, its clunkiness and flaws were happily ignored, if people noticed them at all. I still can't shake the feeling that if Sisterhood had ever been covered by the book club, it would have lost at least some of its shine.
See above.There are times when it falters like all works,
It kind of depends. As a continuation of Hanako's somewhat open-ended route, Sisterhood probably didn't need additional chapters because it already gave readers the sense of closure that many felt was missing in Hanako's VN good end. (although I never wrote Sisterhood because I felt Hanako fans needed a "real ending" to her route, I simply wrote it because I had a tale in the back of my mind that I thought was worth telling) There were many other themes I never got to touch on in the original 18 chapters though, that I thought were worth telling.makes you wonder if the story needed continuing in the first place, but it more can capable of fulfilling the task handed to it.
Examples were a more nuanced characterisation of Lilly's parents , a deconstruction of Akira's attitude towards them as well as the practice of a person like Akira , the question how Hanako would feel about graduation and leaving the safe bubble of Yamaku and go back to a world that was hostile to her before (as an orphan with disfigurements and mental baggage, Hanako's kind of a walking triple social stigma in that regard) and to a lesser extend, the school pushing its students to build up as many academic credentials as possible in order to avoid being stuck in a specialized workshop for the disabled for the rest of their life. These weren't directly relevant to Hanako's relationship with Hisao and Lilly, but I thought these themes were worth telling regardless.