ISML2008 #6 (58-05)/Final #2 (5-2)
ISML2009 #7 (53-10)/Final #4 (1-3)
ISML2010 #6 (44-05)/Final #7 (2-2)
ISML2011 #3 (47-02)/Final #7 (1-1)
A first year student and the sole member of the Literature club, Nagato Yuki appears to be a victim of circumstances when her clubroom is raided and taken over by a group of students with no intention of reading books. Sitting quietly in the corner with a thick tome in her hands, the petite girl raises no objections to the intrusion.
As it turns out, it is not out of apprehension that she keeps silent. Yuki is a bad case of the stereotypical obsessive bookworm - mere ruckus in the 'outside world' is not enough to disturb her reading and she is not particularly interested in communicating with others. Such is her desire to read that she has to be forcibly dragged away from the public library if given the chance to pick up a book.
But things only get crazier when Yuki finally explains some of her motives, switching from her favored one-word answers to exhausting and long-winded speeches. A good dictionary comes in handy when deciphering the meaning of her monologues. But merely knowing the meaning of the words she uses might not be enough to comprehend how a high-school girl can be tied to the evolutionary dead-end of an all-powerful alien species.
Time will show that not only are Yuki's outlandish declarations more than simple delusions, but also that the quiet girl has her own distinctive personality hidden under the disguise of her robot-like behavior. Yuki is competitive, has her own desires and can pick up new hobbies. The key to reading her emotions is to be sensitive to her head moving mere millimeters and to sense the distinct 'flavor' of her stares. The task, while not easy, is certainly rewarding.