Hoshi and I were in San Francisco for Yaoi Con and stopped in at Lou’s Blues Club. It’s upstairs above the restaurant. I wish I’d gotten the name of the band. The young guitarist is 15 years old and the son of the other guitarist. He shredded with the best of them. Very professional. God I hope he keeps it up. He’s really good.
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Someone asked me in an email; “Where is Jae-Min from? Was he born in America? Or Korea?”
Jae is the only one of his family born in the United States. I’ll go into that more in the second book because it is relevant to how he views things. His mother is from the countryside and his father was from Seoul. He and his family have spent a lot of time in South Korea. I will probably have to have his brother Jae-Su go to the army or have already gone to the army when he was younger. It is a requirement for South Korean men to enlist for 18-24 months. They keep changing the time requirements. I’ll leave it vague.
I do not think I’ll have Jae do that two year stint for several reasons. I don’t want to deal with that separation. I’m sacrificing that “reality”.
Another question: Jae-Min and his family seem more old-school than modern. Why?
I chose to have Jae come from a more traditionally Korea-Korean family than say some of my friends whose families have been here for a generation or two. I wanted to depict that family rather than one that’s more Western. Jae is the most “Western” one in his family. I have a friend whose family is extremely traditional but she doesn’t identify herself in that way. That conflict is what I intend to portray with Jae’s internal struggles.
If Jae is Korean, why is his cat’s name Japanese?
Neko came with that name. He just never changed it. She doesn’t pay attention to him anyway. She, like most cats, come when she wants to.
As I get more questions, I’ll post them if they don’t spoil the next book. Haato!
I will be attending the 2011 Yaoi Con in San Francisco from October 20 to the 24th. If you’re attending, come say hi. I’ll probably be stalking the Dreamspinner booth at some point and I definitely will be up for coffee!