mad hatter said:
Actually, I thought when you wrote "property" you meant real estate, too. But yeah, I still think platinum status would allow it.
I'm bad at words. =|
I actually do have one story involving a bodied, platinum badge yukkuri owning real estate. Her owner had no living relatives and left everything he owned to her in his will, as he'd grown to think of her as the daughter he never had. I'd say more but it'd spoil the story if I'm ever able to write again.
The timeframe and amount of bodied yus may not be in sync with yours, but I presume the Factory had a fast-track breeding program.
In my stories, bodied yukkuri are rare precisely because they can't be bred - nobody knows what causes yukkuri to be born or become bodied. Even the offspring of two bodied yukkuri are still normal yukkuri.
One of my stories, set in the "future", included a way being found to cause bodied yukkuri to breed true, as part of a large-scale experiment. The end results weren't normal though - they were larger, stronger, smarter and, as one of the researchers soon found, capable of developing similar powers to dosuyukkuri.
Another one included a bodied yukkuri army being created by the use of a brainwashing device able to force every infant yukkuri it was implanted in to develop a body or die. Given that they could also brainwash regular yukkuri to reproduce even faster than normal, in massive numbers, the enormous attrition rate was irrelevant. The only downside was that it replaced the yukkuri's mind entirely, making them basically robots.
In this world inside my head, people really don't pay attention to regular yus. The intial shock and issues have come and passed. Most see regular yus like stray dogs-don't feed them, take them in at your own risk and only act to eliminate them when they become nuisances. At the same time, yus have come to learn to keep low profiles around humans.
That's about where mine is - stray yukkuri are one of those things nobody notices if they don't have to, and the smart ones know it. Pet yukkuri are just another choice, with their advocates and detractors.
There are yu advocacy groups, but they are about as effective as SPCAs; that is, they rely upon donations, the prevailing sentiment of society and yu behavior to affect change. They are primarily normal yu in scope since bodied yus are far fewer and generally well cared for and tolerated.
That's about what I thought too.
One idea I had was for a small group called the "Yukkuri Rights Initiative", that advocate giving yukkuri more legal recognition. Unlike most of the other groups, they were actually started by platinum badge yukkuri and their owners, and they're primarily focused on gradually changing public opinion, showing that yukkuri are capable of more than most people think, rather than clamouring for attention.
They're probably doomed to obscurity, but I like having little bits of 'color' in my stories.
I also thought there would be a sizable demographic of people opposed to bodied yukkuri entirely, purely due to bigotry. They see all yukkuri as simple animals and scoff at the idea of giving them even the limited rights of a platinum.
Radical groups on both sides are a minority. The militant pro-yu factions are like terrorist groups in the Middle East-divided in goals and degree of violence. The anti-yu groups are mainly focused on the muddling of human genetics, as they know even platinum yus are incapable of replacing humans in most respects.
I see most radicals on either side being limited to street violence. Nobody really cares about the muddling of human genetics since there are hardly any hybrids, but there are plenty of people who call them 'mutant freaks' or the like. No different to the racism that is unfortunately rife in my part of the world.
I did have a couple of stories involving 'genetically engineered' super-yukkuri trying to overthrow humanity, and another where the humans destroyed themselves with weaponized dosus and other yukkuri-based WMDs. The latter was mostly just an excuse to have a postnuclear "Mad Max" setting full of mutant yukkuri.
And go adventuring with a friendly Dosu Utsuho. Unyu〜♪
Sorry for being so off-topic. Shutting up easy.