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24 May 2012 @ 01:18 pm
Look at this photograph! Every time I do it makes me laugh!  
Student: Kazuo Kiriyama
Assigned theme: Photographs
Other information: ZOMG Movie verse!

He simply did not see the inherent value of human life like others. It's like life itself is a game, and if you aren't strong enough, you'll lose and be killed.

He didn't understand how other people developed emotional attachments to others. Wasn't one person simply an instrument or tool for another? Likewise, wasn't that person a tool for someone else? That made more sense to him than simply caring about someone who might feel nothing for you in return.

He didn't particularly like having his picture taken either. It just seemed silly that his parents wanted something to remember what he looked like as a child. Particularly after he came home after the Program and they tried to have him institutionalized.

His classmates had this stupid obsession with pictures, too. Shortly before the Program, they'd been taking all sorts of pictures of everyone. "But it's our last year where we're all classmates!", they'd said. Kazuo was lucky that he didn't share such attachments to them like with the others. It actually felt kind of nice to mow them down. When he learned of a chance to cut down some other hapless class, he jumped at it.

The class from Shiroiwa Junior High was certainly more interesting than his class had been. One girl had been shot in the arm, another had gotten herself killed by Kitano before the game even started, and a boy had his collar detonated. His friend didn't take it very well. He'd have gotten himself killed if his other friends hadn't held him back. Why bother? They were all going to end up killing each other anyway.

It was stupid. Even after he'd calmed down, the boy (who his friends had called "Nanahara") stayed by the body of his friend, as though it would somehow bring him back to life. He had something in his hands, but from where Kazuo was sitting, he couldn't see what. It wasn't until Kazuo's name was called and he moved to the front of the classroom that he saw it: A polaroid photograph. Kazuo guessed that it had been taken recently, possibly even on the bus before everyone had been knocked out. He could see Nanahara, his friend, and a few of the other students in it.

He wanted to laugh. Nanahara was the same sort of sentimental type that Kazuo loved to take down. Suddenly he was glad that Nanahara's friends had stopped him from getting himself killed. He definitely wanted to be the one to kill Nanahara. Have him make an expression that Kazuo would really want to preserve in a photo.

And if circumstances were favorable, he'd take his time doing it.

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Tallulah: Kiriyama jazz hands... the secondversipellis on May 24th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
Heeee, I really like that. It's a cool backstory for movie!Kazuo, and it totally explains why he was taking his time in that particular moment! And you work the theme in really well.
animenutcase: No! Not the sandcastle! Anything but theanimenutcase on May 25th, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I personally like to think that Movie!Kazuo had relatively normal parents. And we can see that he likes to take his time with certain kills. Not just Shuuya, but Yukiko and Yumiko, too. He struck me as a bit of a sadist who enjoys tormenting others, especially those with a lot of hope.
Tallulah: Dazzled Megumiversipellis on May 27th, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, of course - Yumiko and Yukiko is a really strong indicator of that! Yes - it's good speculation on a character who's quite enigmatic/one-note in canon (depending on how charitable you feel towards him ^^)