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  1. Kazu-kun
    Yesterday 21:14
    Kazu-kun
    I don't want to think of them as a "pairing". I'm trying really hard not to get my hopes up. It's so freaking hard when they come up with episodes like this. lol
  2. Last Sinner
    Yesterday 20:39
    Last Sinner
    No worries. If you feel the content therein is best discussed that way, please do so.
  3. Axyp
    Yesterday 20:39
    Axyp
    OH btw, you can add me on MAL since Im having trouble logging in.

    Username: Crips
  4. Axyp
    Yesterday 19:07
    Axyp
    Is that so? Aha, well no worries. You're welcome. I myself, am a big fan of literature. So it'll be an up for me. Also into creative story telling. Have been getting that since high school lol. So yeah, hope others will go through with your idea too.
  5. Axyp
    Yesterday 18:45
    Axyp
    Hey, do you have MAL? I'd like to add you on there if you don't mind?
  6. Last Sinner
    Yesterday 04:27
    Last Sinner
    Sorry for delayed reply. My back has been a real nightmare for the last 36 hours without warning.

    I think, as you've pointed out, there are cultural factors at play. Stop me if you think I'm wrong about this one, but I'm going to recall something I heard Crispin Freeman say when he was at AVCon in 2012.

    In Japan, the notion of heroism is very different to what the US/The West thinks. In the West, it is about vanquishing evil, sending villians to oblivion. In Japan, it is more about bringing redemption/balance back. At the very least. FSN certainly delves into what it means to be a hero. The endless self-sacrifice which Shirou is notorious for - and one could put Saber in that category as well - is ultimately self-destructive. Shirou does not exist as a character to be liked. His views are heavily flawed and drawn from a man who was equally flawed - Kiritsugu. The way of the hero was not something Nasu championed overall. There were positives to being a hero, but following that ideal in totatily was ultimately undoing that person.

    I think the reviewer misses a point my friends have agreed on in the past regarding FSN - the viewer isn't meant to like Shirou. He doesn't exist to be worshipped, pitied or idolised. Merely he was willing to make sure evil didn't prevail even if he didn't agree with the Holy Grail War. Shirou's ideals aren't written to be championed. I think the reviewer expected Shirou to come up with an argument to counter Archer or Gilgamesh since that was how they experienced things in Fate/Zero. The trinity of flawed male ideologies about women in Fate/Zero coming from Kiritsugu (sacrificial), Kiriya (they need to be saved) and Kirei (they are damned) serve a purpose, set up anti-hero/villain status, perhaps tie the ideology to something tangible in an argumentative sense. But Shirou was never designed to have a viewpoint that made sense from a logical perspective.

    As for the gender things - I think anyone knows there are creepy elements to FSN. But the claim by the reviewer and others that they exist for shock value and to be derogetory just doesn't sit with me. At what point did Nasu ever condone such actions? And what ultimately happened to those that perpetrated such heinous actions? They eventually met a bitter end as they deserved. In the Nasuverse, those who did wrong, particularly from a moral sense, didn't get away with it.

    While in Fate/Zero, what irked me most was that every significant female character met a very cruel end. Irisviel had an utterly painful death and was defiled by Kirei in the process. Maya was left to bleed out in agony. Aoi was murdered. Rin lost her family and her kindess. Ilyasviel lost her family and innocence. Saber was left alone and felt that her life meant nothing. Sakura was left abandoned to rape and torture. Whereas the majority of the major male characters either lived to fight another day or died in glory/quickly. Female life didn't seem to mean much of anything within Fate/Zero, from what I saw.

    And yes, while Saber and Rin may not be true examples of independence/not being objectified, they still made their decisions within the FSN saga on their own terms. They never let themselves be utterly defiled. In the end, they do prevail. Shirou was heavily reliant on them to succeed. At the end of Fate, Saber did choose her own path, regardless of what had happened with Shirou. She chose her own end to find her own peace. She wasn't existing just to be with Shirou - she was always after salvation. Rin's intentions changed somewhat over the process and her heart returned. I feel regardless of which route it was, the female always gained more than Shirou did. The female that was the core of their respective arc meant more than Shirou.

    Perhaps in the end, this review was designed to seek attention. Or perhaps this person genuinely believes everything they wrote. I find it flawed and contradictory. You can't claim moral high ground with Fate/Zero and condemn Fate/Stay Night in the same breath but this person sure loves to.
  7. 0utf0xZer0
    Yesterday 04:10
    0utf0xZer0
    I suspect I'd like Kimikiss if I found the time to give it a good shot but that's tricky to find. I did watch a couple episodes of it at one point but not with the sort of serious commitment I seem to need to clear anything from my backlog.

    I actually am making some good progress on clearing Yahari Ore S1, Kagihime Monogatari Eikyuu Alice Rondo, Onegai Teacher, Umi Monogatari and Asatte no Houkou from the backlog but that's because I'm watching those with my girlfriend when she's over to work on her costumes (we break when she hits really tricky parts). Asatte no Houkou has been a realy standout so far.

    BTW, I've also been fairly impressed with recent Plastic Memories episodes though definitely not to a "it's a classic" extent.
  8. Last Sinner
    2015-05-25 20:56
    Last Sinner
    There's something I'd like to discuss with you. Particularly because you're one of the few level-headed enough people I feel I can discuss this with.

    This review of Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

    While I feel there are 'some' valid points in there.....an underlying basis of this person's argument is that Fate/Zero wasn't sexist/objectifying women and that Fate/Stay night is. And that's something I can't abide by at all....

    Certainly there are characters who are cruel/sexist and objectify women in Fate/Stay Night. Undoubtedly. But to say that Fate/Zero didn't, I can't agree with that. To say that Fate/Zero thematically justified it, I can't agree with that. To say the females in the entire Fate/Stay Night trilogy are mere bystanders/objects and that this is all about Shirou - I can't agree with that.

    I don't like how this person's review has started an internet witchhunt. ANN seems hellbent on crucifying Nasu. Their editors are backing up the reviewer's words to the extreme in the very large thread that resulted. Certainly opinion is divided between those that replied.

    I feel that something has been lost here. Nasu's strong sense of morality seems to have been cast by that site's higher-ups aside along with Urobuchi's obssession with damnation for the characters he likes most. Doesn't seem so long ago that ANN was ripping Fate/Zero to pieces with Carlo Santos - now they're doing it to Fate/Stay Night and trying to claim the moral high ground.

    If you feel like discussing this, I'll properly expand my thoughts on this.

    Foxy, AW - if either of you see this and feel like commeting, please do.
  9. Last Sinner
    2015-05-24 07:17
    Last Sinner
    Just saw this on a friend's FB page. Thought you'd like this.
  10. Nork22
    2015-05-23 05:19
    Nork22
    Hmmmm... I'm still partial to her Mogyutto costume, and the frilly dresses she's put in like these:






    As for anime stuff, definitely her in the Cure Maid Cafe uniform (not to mention I've experience the cafe first hand so it's kinda special to me).

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    Gender
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    Biography
    Comic book and Star Trek fan in my youth, pro wrestling fan for awhile, now mostly into anime
    Location
    Newfoundland, Canada
    Interests
    Pro Hockey (Habs fan), anime, sports games
    Occupation
    Private, but I am working
    Avatar & Signature
    Avatar: Honoka Kousaka Sig: Madoka and Krul Tepes, Sig by Kaihan
    Currently Watching
    Fate/Stay Night UBW 2015
    Hibike! Euphonium
    Houkago no Pleaides
    Knights of Sidonia Season 2
    Owari no Seraph
    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid
    The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan
    Show By Rock!!
    Etotama
    Favourites
    Top Tier
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    All-Time Favorite - Madoka Magica
    Gateway Anime - El Hazard: The Magnificent World

    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (all)
    Love Live!: School Idol Project
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya


    2nd Tier
    ------------

    Gurren Lagann
    Maria-sama ga Miteru
    Shirobako
    Clannad: After Story
    Saki (all)
    Shakugan no Shana (all)
    Steins;Gate
    True Tears
    Hyouka
    Tari Tari


    3rd Tier
    ---------------

    K-On!!
    Kill La Kill
    Tiger and Bunny
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
    Mai HiME
    Ga-Rei Zero
    Fate/Zero
    Psycho-Pass
    Hanasaku Iroha
    Kanon (2006)
    Little Busters!
    Tamayura
    Sword Art Online
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