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Offline florapaw

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« on: January 29, 2018, 08:51:12 AM »
I don't know if I'm just being petty, but I really hated Yona's character in the series.

It's a strange character to get annoyed at, but something about Yona made me want to slam my head into the wall. Her voice was a little too annoying for me because she drew her words out in such an obnoxious way. Maybe it was the accent, but I don't know. Also, in a few screen caps her character model just looked wrong. It got to the point where Yona would appear and I'd think "oh, time to zone out!" and I wouldn't pay attention for any scene she was in.

But whatever. Does anyone else feel strongly about her? Probably not.

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 08:25:37 PM »
I don't really like Yona either...I agree that her voice is really annoying.  Also, she seems pretty much meaningless to the plot.  As far as I can remember, she only appears three times.

Firstly, when the Watershippers try to convince Vervain is insane and she sings the slug-a-moon song.  That was better in the book.  Speaking of which, Yona is a mythological character in the El-ahrairah stories in the book, and here she interacts with the WD rabbits.  I don't like this change...

Then, there's a brief appearance in the Christmas special.  She goes to sleep between two rabbits that were never seen before, and we will never see again.  The whole scene feels incredibly pointless.

And finally, in season 3 she tells Hannah about the magic. I hate magic This doesn't really make any sense, since Hannah said in season 2 she didn't really like Yona.  I think it possibly would have worked better if it had been Tassel who had told her about the Hedgewizard or just skip magic entirely.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 09:04:46 PM »
Quote from: Chipster-roo on Jan 29 2018, 03:25:37 PM
I don't really like Yona either...I agree that her voice is really annoying.  Also, she seems pretty much meaningless to the plot.  As far as I can remember, she only appears three times.

Firstly, when the Watershippers try to convince Vervain is insane and she sings the slug-a-moon song.  That was better in the book.  Speaking of which, Yona is a mythological character in the El-ahrairah stories in the book, and here she interacts with the WD rabbits.  I don't like this change...

Then, there's a brief appearance in the Christmas special.  She goes to sleep between two rabbits that were never seen before, and we will never see again.  The whole scene feels incredibly pointless.

And finally, in season 3 she tells Hannah about the magic. I hate magic This doesn't really make any sense, since Hannah said in season 2 she didn't really like Yona.  I think it possibly would have worked better if it had been Tassel who had told her about the Hedgewizard or just skip magic entirely.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure "yona" is just a Lapine word for a hedgehog, so presumably the Yona the watershippers talk to and the Yona from the myths aren't the same character. Couldn't tell you why the hedgehogs aren't given actual names, but it's an explanation.

And ditto on the skip the magic entirely. Time better spent elsewhere.