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Behaviour Idea for Pet Yukkuris in Stories

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The translated anko thread gave me an idea for a kind of behaviour Yu Pets could have based on animal pets behaviours.

As you may know, some pets tends to adapt their species wild counterpart social aspects into Pet Life, kinda how Dogs may see the owner as a form of "Alpha Male/Female" and hand over hunt trophies as a proof of loyalty and such.

What if yukkuris showed similar behaviours? Like considering their owners the paralel of a Dosu or an Elder, trying to give tribute and similar things?

Let's discuss that idea people and see if something interesting comes out of it.

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It depends on how much credit you're willing to give to the yukkuri psychology.

There are generally a few ways I think of yukkuris' understanding:

1) Nonredeemable shithead style. Always thinks they're the strongest creatures and only submits to strength because the winner "cheated", and never fully submits. Also I list the pets that "pretend" to understand human ways only to benefit itself in this category as well, but those are obviously more intelligent.

2) Neutral. Like all animals in the wild, if they get familiar with the creature they will develop some sort of defense mechanism against it. For example, if a deer has never seen people before it will not run, as evident in an animal's young. Others that are familiar with humans will be very cautious towards them. For a yukkuri, it'd be similar. They understand humans can end them and are cautious towards anything they do.

As a pet goes, I view them as more of a neutral type. They will treat the human as maybe the "leader of the easy place" and follow them, expecting food and shelter in return for letting them take it easy.

3) Badge material: enough stories on these that I don't have to really explain much. Basically understands human ways and society for the most part and understands cause and effects, and will view the humans as a master due to education understanding.

In terms of general yukkuri behavior, it depends on how the pet is treated I suppose. If its an indoor yukkuri I don't expect it to do much. If its a tamed yukkuri maybe it'll bring tributes like flowers or bugs, similar to some dogs with random dead things.

Since yukkuris (generally) operate under the "different type = different personality/behavior/traits", its really difficult to come up with a 'base' behavior. A "shithead" Marisa may be an energetic idiot while a "shithead" Patchouli may a lazy genius.

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Hmm wouldn't the Shithead Patchouli be more like a idiotic smartass? you know those that think they are geniuses and such, but are only arrogant idiots.

I know many of the other type shitheads may claim being genius and such, but Patchouli types usually focus on their "intellect" more than the others by going about them being the "Sage of -insert place they live at-" like "The Sage of the forest" or "The Sage of the Town".

I was generalizing out of laziness. Think of it this way :

A Patchouli could be really smart (understand currency, know how to read, understand basic tool usage). BUT in the eyes of a human, it would still be a "shithead" if the yukkuri keeps telling you to be amazed, eat its shit and be honored to be its slave?

Another example would be, a Patchouli thats an absolute GENIUS at living in the forest, a genuine "Sage of the Forest". But (for some reason) ends up living in the city, where all its knowledge is worthless, thus creating a "shithead" Patchouli thats too stupid and lazy ("Wheres mister grass?!" to even know how to scavenge from garbage cans.

I can't really explain it without making this really lengthy and I'm not up for that.

I'd think a shithead patchouli is more of an "evil genius" type of deal, where it doesn't use its intelligence in a good way. Like maybe setup traps for humans to get food or to pacify rival yukkuris instead of towards a maybe more peaceful solution.

And even if all yukkuris are sort of different, they're collective still something like a "species" but just have different traits. So if there's something more or less universal (dissolves in water, likes sweets, etc) I'd think behavior could be applied similarly.

Obviously traits subject to author's whims, but I think universally there's a few behavioral traits that yukkuris all share like responds to others saying "take it easy" and stuff like that.

So it's not unrealistic to say pet yukkuris can treat humans as the alpha yukkuri like pets do.

poweryoga said:
I'd think a shithead patchouli is more of an "evil genius" type of deal, where it doesn't use its intelligence in a good way. Like maybe setup traps for humans to get food or to pacify rival yukkuris instead of towards a maybe more peaceful solution.

That could be another example but too far into "obviously evil" territory. I was simply trying to get as close as I could to the "good" territory while still being "shithead".

I guess to expand on your example : A "shithead" Patchouli that causes human exterminations to take place in the rival yukkuris' territory, simply because the rival yukkuris won't offer the Patchouli sweets/tribute/refuse to obey Patchouli's orders.

Evil? At first glance, yeah. But what if the Patchouli is mediating between yukkuri scientists and the extermination is nothing more than (inevitable) gathering of yukkuri test subjects and Patchouli is trying to protect the community by sacrificing the least cooperative/most hostile.

Maybe, manipulative rather than evil genius.

It doesn't have to directly confront the enemy but instead lure other yukkuri to do the dirty works by planting her ideas.

Marisa scums would usually confront their doom because they're foolish and overconfident, while Patchouli hide in safety (besides, they know their type are weak, maybe excluding the muscular Macchouli sub-type which yukkuri Yukari killed recently ^^; )

Shitheads can't be good, if anything you mean a neutral yu, if yus are Scum or Shithead, yus are evil, that's the whole thing. Of course "Evil have standars" so how they behave towards family or clan (At least the clan that shares their distorted view) is another story. Kinda how yu families maybe nice to each other, meanwhile they steal, rape and kill from others.

Though seriously, how come we started discussing shithead and such when we are talking about "pet yu's" adapting wild but not necessarily evil or scum behaviour to their relationship with their owners? Because if we grab the shithead side of the yun force, it's obvious that the only "behaviour" they'll adapt universally is the whole "shitty slave" relationship (disregarding their incapacity of imposing it toward a human.)

JusticeItEasy said:
Though seriously, how come we started discussing shithead and such when we are talking about "pet yu's" adapting wild but not necessarily evil or scum behaviour to their relationship with their owners? Because if we grab the shithead side of the yun force, it's obvious that the only "behaviour" they'll adapt universally is the whole "shitty slave" relationship (disregarding their incapacity of imposing it toward a human.)

Context, context, context. Pet yukkuris introduce the owner/pet dynamic and most writers operate under the same real world standards which are "socially accepted for the most part, but animals still bite back from time to time and everyone acts surprised when it happens."

And I don't know what this "yun force" is. Try not to make stuff up and expect people to know what you're talking about.

yukiyuzen

Seriously Yuki? I have to explain it to you?
It was a jokeful paralel with The Force of Star Wars, that also runs with "good side and bad side" aka "Light Side and Dark Side" and in the yukkuris case it would be "Nicehead Side and Shithead Side", not some serious concept I made for yukkuris nature, only a jokeful paralel.
Some people here even went and made the same paralel but going about "The Light and Dark Side of the Easy".
Man you missing it is bad, and I mean REALLY Bad.

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JusticeItEasy said:
Seriously Yuki? I have to explain it to you?
It was a jokeful paralel with The Force of Star Wars, that also runs with "good side and bad side" aka "Light Side and Dark Side" and in the yukkuris case it would be "Nicehead Side and Shithead Side", not some serious concept I made for yukkuris nature, only a jokeful paralel.
Some people here even went and made the same paralel but going about "The Light and Dark Side of the Easy".
Man you missing it is bad, and I mean REALLY Bad.

The Force of Star Wars was never "good side and bad side". Try again.

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yukiyuzen

Way to miss the point of my comment.
The Theme of the force is Duality, Good & Evil, Positive & Negative, Peaceful & Violent, Order & Chaos, Freedom & Opression, etc. So it's natural to make jokeful comments paraleling with the force when there is a form of "Good/Light Nature & Evil/Dark Nature" duality.

JusticeItEasy said:
Way to miss the point of my comment.
The Theme of the force is Duality, Good & Evil, Positive & Negative, Peaceful & Violent, Order & Chaos, Freedom & Opression, etc. So it's natural to make jokeful comments paraleling with the force when there is a form of "Good/Light Nature & Evil/Dark Nature" duality.

Actually no. Its not. Try again.

BTW, this might just be me, but how do you feel "easy" with either (animal) pet and children anyway ?
For short period I can understand, but for long terms like years, or even generations, I still don't get what's so fun about it.

yukiyuzen

I'm not going to discuss further the nature of the force and it's weilders just because you failed to get a joke and took it seriously.

Salem

With Pet I think it's all about companionship/partnership, a good pet and a good owner will develop a strong bond to the point of being "partners" in the friendship way.

With kids I think it's one of those things that you can only explain properly being a parent and experiencing it positively. I think that from an outsider's point of view, It's the whole thing of seeing someone you gave birth and shares your own blood and flesh, growing up following the same stages you did and becoming a full fledged human being. For adopted kids it's probably the same but take a way the "biological connection" part.

For Yukkuris and their babies I can't give a proper answer as much an opinion, I sometimes think they just are moetards that overglorify "cute things" and since the "babies are the cutest things ever" they worship them as the greatest easy and such, though like with some human parents, their devotion may vary, since some yu parents may lose interest when all the duties and responsabilities start to become notorious and cuteness alone stop outweighting the hard work. But as you can guess this opinion is derived mainly of those yu works on which yukkuris obsess so much with babies that they try to force them in disregarding the situation, So it's not a good explanation.

Salem said:
BTW, this might just be me, but how do you feel "easy" with either (animal) pet and children anyway ?
For short period I can understand, but for long terms like years, or even generations, I still don't get what's so fun about it.

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JusticeItEasy said:
I'm not going to discuss further the nature of the force and it's weilders just because you failed to get a joke and took it seriously.

Someone who thinks the Force of Star Wars was a matter of duality has no writing credibility whatsoever.

Skribulous said:
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Well, isn't that's why keeping pets or having children is not for everyone ? ^^;;

JIE: In connection to my question is maybe, what do yukkuri pet owners expect from their pet yukkuri.
It's not exactly equal, but I think having pet animal or raising children falls into the same general idea of being responsible of, and taking care of other being typically weaker than you and you expect some kind of emotional satisfaction from doing it.

yukiyuzen

How appropiate, since you also lack it, should we make the Non Credible Duo?
I bet it will be fun, in the vitrolic buddy cops way. I call dibs for Blue and Red Color Scheme if we step it further and go Super Hero Duo! I wonder if Poweryoga can be the Police Chief that gets in our case for our hijinks...

Salem

Well Pets tend to be about finding companionship by raising a non human for the task, yukkuris, if anything, have the ability to speak so their "companionship potential" is probably greater in the eye of many people, of course, yukkuri nature tend to make this so called "potential" not as great as what people in the stories seem to think.

Basically yukkuris are seen in the same fashion tha pet animals, but with a bit of extra expectations of the yu's having an advantage over animals, because they can speak, so people seeking companionship would like the idea of a pet that could actually speak to them.

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