Monday, March 18, 2013

One Facebook to Rule Them All

Three Media for the Smartphone-keepers under the sky,
Seven for the Art-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Facebook where the Shadows lie,
One medium to rule them all, one medium to find them,
One medium to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Facebook where the Shadows lie.

(This derivation is Jarmihi-writ.)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

30 Day Anime Challenge -- Day 17: Favorite Tsundere

tsundere (tsoon-deir-ay) > adj. to run hot and cold, as in one's disposition toward another. [orig. Japanese, "irritable love." From Japanese tsuntsun (aloof or irritable) and deredere (lovestruck).]

Fakir, from Princess Tutu, is my favorite tsundere character. Now you might think, "Jarmihi, that's not tsundere. Maybe you need to re-think your love life," which might be true. However, taken from a more general point of view, he truly represents tsundere, particularly toward Ahiru.

At the opening of the story, Fakir seems cold and harsh, often brushing Ahiru off his shoulder like a fallen leaf. As they find themselves more and more inextricably linked to the goal of saving Mytho, Fakir begins to open up to Ahiru (at first unknowingly). At this point, Ahiru learns that Fakir is really a warm, caring person who happens to have a sharp tongue at times, the very definition of tsundere.

Tsundere doesn't require a shy, overly unethical (if you take my meaning) teenaged schoolgirl who covers up her insecurities with a brash attitude. It can be as subtly beautiful as the companionship between a knight and a hero.

Fakir - tsuntsun

Fakir - deredere

"Tomorrow's" prompt: "something moe"