Recently realised why it is I am neither here nor there about Free.
As far as I'm concerned, it isn't FABulous at all. I wouldn't even call it pretty. Sure there's plenty of bare-chested bishie hunks getting wet, but it's all very meh.
Looked through my list of anime and I found one title that I did classify as good FABulous for my own tastes - Hanasakeru Seishounen. The odd title has a FAB character but that title was the ultimate reverse harem gem.
So one of my friends updated me on everything the Huckebein have done in Nanoha Force...
How does Tsuzuki not get that people will never have anything but pure hatred for them...considering...
Spoiler for the Huckebein:
They killed Hayate, Signum and Vita. Nanoha has lost to them three times. Disposing of three loved characters like they were nothing and then degarding your continual heroine that much - yeah...people were going to be happy about this...NOT....
Then again, the Attack on Titan author still doesn't get people will generally despise Eren. But on the flipside, when you have Mikasa and Levi, that generally is enough to counter Eren. I seriously feel Eren has taken Shinji's slot in that type of character. Shinji was at least able to go into beast mode - sometimes.
Which is sad because FSN would be one of the titles I actually would want to openly discuss. Ah well.
Sorry for not messaging much lately. I had a ridiculously harsh string of assignments and then exams in an overloaded semester - I had to forego contact with a lot of people IRL as well. Now have my Certificate IV of Accounting to show for it.
Other reason is AVCon (Adelaide's anime and video games convention) starts later tonight. Next 3 days are going to be pretty intense for me since I'm running screenings and the quiz night. Getting access to Crunchyroll was a bit of a coup for us - allowed us to do the quartet of Sailor Moon Crystal, Free S2, P4: Golden and Sword Art Online 2 for opening night, which has generated a lot of hype quickly.
Yea, any time you get a source material that gets regarded as Biblical and if you haven't been enlightened to every detail and all the supplementary material, you are some heathen. It's the same shit that has caused humanity grief over history on a smaller scale. This happens with every crappy LN, and you could see the worst with Haruhi-- while FSN is certainly not that, it could get kinda bad.