The Fujoshi Files 17: Patricia Martin

Name: Martin, Patricia (パトリシア・マーティン)
Alias: Patty (パティー)
Relationship Status: Single
Origin: Lucky Star

Information:
Patricia Martin is an American high school student currently living in Japan. Referred to as Patty by friends, Patricia works part-time at a cosplay cafe in Akihabara, where she takes on the role of time traveler Asahina Mikuru from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, opposite legendary female otaku Izumi Konata’s impersonation of the god-like Haruhi. The two get along quite well, even releasing a CD together.

While Patricia is friends with a fair number of her classmates, she is most often seen with fellow fujoshi Tamura Hiyori. An avid fan of Japanese anime and manga, Patricia’s view of Japan is largely shaped by her experiences as an otaku, a conception that Konata and to a lesser extent Hiyori are all too eager to reinforce. Of particular note is her relative ignorance in regards to historically significant Japanese landmarks when compared to her intimate knowledge of common otaku gathering sites, as well as the fact that her Japanese vocabulary has also been significantly influenced by anime and manga.

Fujoshi Level:
In addition to being a high-level otaku in general, Patricia Martin is enough of a fujoshi that she can easily sense when other fujoshi around her are utilizing their imaginations. Moreover, she bears little to no shame in being a fujoshi, which allows her to incorporate that side of her more readily into her everyday interactions with non-otaku.

6 thoughts on “The Fujoshi Files 17: Patricia Martin

  1. The series seems to jumping the shark by grasping for the material. How else do you explain using Patricia, who is not a fujoshi (being aware of them is not being one).

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      • You do realize that Kanata, Hiyori, and Patricia form the trifecta, don’t you (Otaku, Fujoshi, and Weaboo)? It was even underlined in one of the scenes – “scorn of the common folks”.

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  2. I guess that is kind of mincing meanings as to what/who qualifies as fujoshi. In other words, we’re talking about the facts that they are girls (is not enough)?

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  3. Patricia is joyful, and kind of innocent. She doesn’t have that typical heavy-breathing stamp of lust that underlies the fujoshi archetype. But that doesn’t mean she isn’t one. It’s just a peculiarity of Lucky Star to not go into that too deeply.

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