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Old 2009-09-18, 04:50   Link #2461
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No wonder Ravenclaw was my favorite house...

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Well, this kind of theme of having the 4 classic virtues (temperance, prudence, fortitude and justice) or some variation of the theme battling each other is not new at all. It is quite the recurrent literary resource actually.... though the trope has evolved quite some from its humble origins I guess.

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Old 2009-09-18, 09:48   Link #2462
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Kiyosumi High School = Gryffindor
Because they're both the main characters and the "good guys." Funny how that works out.

This list is really oddly accurate.

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Well, this kind of theme of having the 4 classic virtues (temperance, prudence, fortitude and justice) or some variation of the theme battling each other is not new at all. It is quite the recurrent literary resource actually.... though the trope has evolved quite some from its humble origins I guess.
I think what it really goes back to is the "four humours" of Ancient Greece circa 5th BC, and the importance of keeping them in balance within the body. If you want to read something interesting for awhile, it's explained here: http://www.passionsandtempers.com/v1...l=en&p=humours

(And this is one of the reasons I always tell people, "Even though Avatar: the Last Airbender seems superficially based on Eastern culture, it's true core is Western culture through and through.)
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Old 2009-09-18, 13:09   Link #2463
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Well, this kind of theme of having the 4 classic virtues (temperance, prudence, fortitude and justice) or some variation of the theme battling each other is not new at all. It is quite the recurrent literary resource actually.... though the trope has evolved quite some from its humble origins I guess.
Wow, I never thought much about the 4 classic virtues in relation to Harry Potter or even Saki. It's time for me to take a thorough look at them.

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Because they're both the main characters and the "good guys." Funny how that works out.

This list is really oddly accurate.
To be honest, I thought someone else would have come up with that a long time ago...

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I think what it really goes back to is the "four humours" of Ancient Greece circa 5th BC, and the importance of keeping them in balance within the body. If you want to read something interesting for awhile, it's explained here: http://www.passionsandtempers.com/v1...l=en&p=humours

(And this is one of the reasons I always tell people, "Even though Avatar: the Last Airbender seems superficially based on Eastern culture, it's true core is Western culture through and through.)
I'm going to take a look at that interesting article you have just provided a link to.
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Old 2009-09-18, 20:29   Link #2464
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how kiyosumi are the "good"/"just" team? by telling a girl who always plays altruisticly so everyone else enjoy the game to rape all the oponents till they brake down crying? :P
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Old 2009-09-18, 23:22   Link #2465
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simply because they are the protagonists, and thus, the "good guys"/ "the team you should be rooting for".
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Old 2009-09-18, 23:29   Link #2466
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Being the protagonist is not a one way ticket to sainthood anymore these days.
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Old 2009-09-19, 00:04   Link #2467
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You know, I was thinking the exact same thing as I wrote that, and even thought about linking to that exact page. But in the end, I decided that there wasn't enough to hint a villan protaganist, and decided not to link it. Glad someone did post one though. Although I feel bad for the poor shmucks who are now going to end up wasting hours on the tvtropes website as new tabs open up like cell multiplication. This includes me. Can't... resist...tropes...
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Old 2009-09-19, 00:56   Link #2468
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Still trapped. But yeah, while seen from Kiyosumi's perspective, it was a heroic victory that paid off their hard work. But from another character's perspective, Momo, for example, Saki basically stole the victory from them. (Even though technically Koromo would of won instead)
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Old 2009-09-19, 12:02   Link #2469
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next thing we know after the national, saki and nodoka would promise to marry each other
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Old 2009-09-20, 01:28   Link #2470
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Also, I just realized. Momo could be the most successful burglar/bank robber ever. "How the hell did you just let some random high school girl walk into the vault and take a bunch of money!" "I don't know sir, I never saw here." "It's on the damn security camera. She didn't even try to sneak, she just walked right in!"

"Our sources indicate that the bank robber Momo is hiding in this house. SWAT, ready, go!" "Sir, there's no one here!" "impossible, there's our spy satellite clearly show that she's in this house." "Look for yourself, there's no one here? Unless she can turn herself invisible dumbass? Jeez, it's chilly in here, anyone feel a draft?"
+Yumi as Momo's Mission Control who analyzes d plans the route Momo needs to take and provides backup if necessary.
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Old 2009-09-20, 02:10   Link #2471
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Metal Gear Tsumo
Featuring Solid Momo and Yumicon
Play as Solid Momo as she infiltrates the national mahjong preliminaries in order to stop Big Saki's newly created Rinshan Kaihou generator. Fight your way past Revolver Hisa, Liquid Koromo, Sniper Mihoko, Pschyo Nodoka. Preorder now!
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Old 2009-09-20, 07:23   Link #2472
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Metal Gear Tsumo
Featuring Solid Momo and Yumicon
Play as Solid Momo as she infiltrates the national mahjong preliminaries in order to stop Big Saki's newly created Rinshan Kaihou generator. Fight your way past Revolver Hisa, Liquid Koromo, Sniper Mihoko, Pschyo Nodoka. Preorder now!
Oh god, the psycho Nodoka battle would be so hot.
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Old 2009-09-20, 11:58   Link #2473
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Do you think love can even bloom on a mahjong table?
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Old 2009-09-20, 12:07   Link #2474
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Episode 24 will air in a few minutes.

2chan thread with screenshots -deleted-

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Old 2009-09-20, 13:18   Link #2475
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Huh? Somehow I had thought this was the last episode, and I was going to say that they had managed to come with a good closure after such a lackluster filler arc. But to think to it continues after this... I cannot help to think that they will ruin it.
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Old 2009-09-20, 13:37   Link #2476
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I see "bad" animation all over the place during 2nd half.
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Old 2009-09-20, 13:40   Link #2477
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Well, you just have to learn to live with it since it seems the production team have almost run out of budget, what with the incredible quantity of reused animations in the last arcs.
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Old 2009-09-20, 13:54   Link #2478
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Well, you just have to learn to live with it since it seems the production team have almost run out of budget, what with the incredible quantity of reused animations in the last arcs.
They're just saving it up for the final ep, don't worry
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Old 2009-09-20, 14:00   Link #2479
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That is certainly reassuring, I have to accept. I guess I can now go and watch the next episodes without having to lower my expectations.
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Old 2009-09-20, 17:27   Link #2480
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Is the next episode the last one? I thought that this one was. Loled at the Momo suddenly appearing at the pool, but was kind of expecting that. Kyoutaro had a weird expression during the festival though. It felt... odd of place. And for some reason reminded me of Kittan from TTGL.
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