And another little slip-up by George, although this one was a lot easier to correct: switching out the shades for nerd glasses quickly undid all of the damage.
It’s hard to blame George, anyway – he’s American*, after all, so he’s new to all of these Japanese popular media paradigms. Within the Japanese context, only normal, nerdy-looking glasses have the power to instantaneously turn a character into a meganekko stereotype. Shades don’t have the same effect, and come with a high risk of turning the character into a yanki stereotype instead. And, seriously, if there’s anything that could have made the twins worse than they already turned out to be, it would have been turning them into yankis. I shudder just thinking about that. >_>
George is more used to the American tropes, of course, where glasses turn you into a nerd and shades turn you into a dork – two concepts that are so closely related that they would hardly make any sort of difference in a medium as unsubtle as a B-movie. =P
More on Monday.
* Or Canadian, I guess. When I switched the location of Lillytown from the US to Canada, I don’t think I clearly define whether that would also apply to the production company and its staff…