Following the example of our female anon narrator buy your preferred yukkuri from the store--the cheaper ones are preferred, since their lack or little discipline training means their egotistical natures are intact. In this example, our lovely narrator acquired a ill-mannered reimu at the discount bin (and destined to be disposed of in two days if not sold by then), which she is currently holding in her hands.
Shower your (by "you" in this case prospective pet owners as demonstrated by our narrator) pet with all the love and care, attending to their very demands for sweet-sweets and such. Resist the urge to discipline them, no matter how anger inducing their attitudes may be (the fun will come later).
Be patient, and soon your pet will lower their guard, until they start condescending to their human slave. When the time comes, while retaining that cool expression humbly ask them what is that one talent they are "the greatest in all the world from the highest heights of heaven to the deepest depths of the ocean". In this case, reimu is supposedly good at singing, the best singer of that pet shop as a matter of fact (in reimu's own words). Request for a demonstration of their amazing awesome talent, which of course the yukkuri will gladly grant to their faithful human slave.*
Natural, it is terrible, but what can you expect of cheap products put on sale?
This is where you turn the tables on your soon-to-be-doomed pet.
Tell the yukkuri straight up that they stink (for this example, reimu's singing). While maintaining a calm voice, insult their skill, or rather their lack of it (which in many cases is the truth, so it's not like you're lying**). Tell them that they are worthless lumps of rejected manjuu, and that everything they told you were lies, and that you should get rid of them at the earliest opportunity like the shitty refuse that they are (just as an example of what abuse you can hurl at them; be creative!)***.
There are many ways your pet yukkuri will react to this: the can sob hysterically, rage hysterically, and basically have a nervous breakdown. Except for the catatonic ones (which you should dispose of immediately and start again with another pet), it doesn't matter what they will do--you have already struck at their confidence, in which they will never recover.
Let them go about their tantrum (better have soundproof walls or understanding neighbors) until they tire themselves out, then tell them that you'll give them another chance. Put the yukkuri back in their house/yukkarium/cage/bed and call it a day, so that they can recover from the shock of the experience.
The next time you repeat the process with them, they will be eager to prove their shitty slave wrong, sometimes even foregoing their usual demands for sweet-sweets and easy places so that they can get it over with. Even if they forget the bad things that happen to them, the abusive words have already penetrated the core of their being, and this need to relieve themselves from this stress is what drives them to act.
Of course, you never give them the pleasure of being right. Even if they do improve, it will never manage to reach the standards you demand from them, the level remaining so close yet forever out of reach...
All the while, it is important to maintain a calm and cool facade. Never scold them, or discipline them, or even show displeasure with them. Outside of when they're performing their "talent", act like they're nothing wrong with them. The moment you show anger at them for anything other than that one talent they took pride in, it will break the spell and in fact bolsters the yukkuri's self-confidence. Your intent is to humiliate them utterly by crushing their ego and self-worth. An impartial and impassive expression is much more terrifying and damaging to the yukkuri's admittedly fragile psyche.
Of course, this cycle of abuse will not last forever. All that accumulated stress will build up to the point until the yukkuri contracts the "uneasy disease" aka yukkuritis, and die. Once this happens, take a moment to thank them for giving you such a wonderful time, and for giving you such unforgettable memories of their despair.
Then throw them away and move to your next pet.
- If the pet gets smart on you and tell you they're good with kids, oblige them--with your raper alice you keep around for times like these.
- For the rare case that they truly ARE talented, it is up to you to shift gears and raise them seriously as a prized pet, or just keep on trolling as if they never had any talent to begin with. The latter is much more inexpensive and much more entertaining, and thus is recommended. What? This isn't a family friendly story, you know.
- For the example in point above, if the pet managed to survive the refreshing process, hijack the maternity by interrupting the mother from the "Take it Easy" greeting, don't feed them with the stalk (if it's a stalk birth), and insult them by telling them how uneasy they are, and how shitty their mother is for having such uneasy kids. For the coup de grace, feed the kids to your pet remilia you keep around for times like these--heck, just throw in the worthless mom while you're at it, then get another pet to start the trolling again.
Illustration: post #18115