Someone who is able to be both male and female should be also be “both” in other things, right?
It’s one of the few things I cling to that’s not supported by anything in particular, but my headcanon deems Jamie to be ambidextrous, able to use tools with either hand with equal skill.
(So you’re not allowed to point out any inconsistencies in ask blog drawings, okay.)
Expanding the Dialogue Box
If I try to explain how I think Jamie can be characterized within writing style…
The Many Contradictions of Jamie
Ironically for someone who blurs the lines between masculinity and femininity, in all other regards Jamie is quite the binary separatist. How is it that someone who so literally embodies ambiguity could speak in such absolutes?
Playing with Perspective
Jamie and Instrumentality
As characters in Magical Melody go, Jamie is the one most instrumental to the plot. ♪ …Why not expand upon that some more?
Jamie and Transformativity
Why is Jamie×protagonist my forever-OTP? Because it’s a perfect relationship that hits the mark of all my ideals.
Jamie and Impersonality
…by which I don’t mean Jamie’s literal lack of personhood, as an implied immortal. (Although that might just be relevant here too.)
What I mean is the impersonal attitude that Jamie takes toward other people.
Jamie never, ever calls the player character by name — not until the day of their wedding, when Jamie will so noticeably utter it twice. It’s a huge deal for Jamie to address someone by a proper name, because it so rarely happens.
Not marrying Jamie is the ‘bad end’ of Magical Melody and you can’t convince me otherwise.
One day, I apparently wanted to make myself cry. So, I started drafting a series of diary entry-esque POVs, starting at the moment when Amanda finally proposes. Y’know, somethin’ like…
[素直な心の音色] / [Meek Heart Note]
A comparison between the original and translated versions of this scene can lead to two very, very different headcanon interpretations.
Portrait of a Perfect Partner
As per the typical archetype of a heroic mime, my headcanon!Amanda can be summed as a sweet and modest person who works hard without bragging and carries out silent acts of kindness.
The whole “opposites attract” motif, symbolically cemented by the “always-opposite-sex” quirk, obviously means that she’s meant to be perceived — to the furthest reasonable extents — as everything Jamie ISN’T. Most fundamentally, I think that means she tends to see the best in people where Jamie sees the worst.
…But. That doesn’t necessarily mean she has to be a total Purity Sue. Despite the powerful urge to make her one, I have to acknowledge that canon!Amanda is at least a liiiittle bit sassy.