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Ok, I admit that I've failed somewhere before. But anyway welcome. Just a brief intro on what you should expect here:
1. Football. Not gonna post much of that any soon since season is over. :S
2. Anime, Games, etc. Just abt anything conceivable under the Japanese radar barring anything and everything Rule 34. Now that's illegal. Period. -.-;
3. Music. Everything to do with it is listed under the tab.
5. Unacceptable humour: Anything and everything is fair game here. As long as I don't get rounded up by the ISA. -.-'

The Known World=Fantasy world building in process. I: Used to be glossary, now devoted to random rambling; II: Character Concepts; III: Lore.
7. der Wolf=my Fictionpress account under the moniker Tsumujikaze no Soujutsu. A Ranger's Tale is hosted under this page. :)
8. New section now upped. Maybe I should also gun for upping A Ranger's Tale here since I do have this funny feeling that traffic coming to here is way more than whatever I'll get in FP.

Statement of intent: Everything said here is a figment of personal opinion, be it me or anybody commenting. I try to be responsible, but my parents=/=parents of the world.

@Druid of Luhn: Crap. Should have remembered far earlier to give you the credit for your CSS text box code. :(

A/N: But sadly, it seems that your CSS text box code has now been halved efficiency wise. :(

That most important note I should have added: Any images posted in this blog are NOT my own stuff. I got them from Google image search, I don't earn any shit by being a thief and liar. Those responsible for the pictures, rest assured that you all are great artists in your own regards. Sadly, we all know what limited space means in terms of posting.

Latest Note: Changed alignment for my page widgets due to my worry that I can't centre align the thing.

Note on A Ranger's Tale: In case any complaining fella wants to have a legal case with me, let this be known that A Ranger's Tale is rated M by default. I've upped the swearing and somewhat a bit on the dark/gritty factor. You all have been warned, let no little boy and girl enter the forbidden realm.

Latest on ART: A Ranger's Tale now starting to kick back in gear. But I really hate the insanely fluctuating climate here in S'pore.

P.S: Oh, and one more thing. Vid below is yet another ideal OP for A Ranger's Tale.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Some thoughts on Shirou=Archer

Note: Due to the length of the entire essay, I'm gonna break this down to two parts together with the relevant sources with part 3 being some vid snippets via YouTube from the original visual novel.

Just a few thoughts on the Unlimited Blade Works route as of recently. Now for those familiar with the Fate/stay night plotline, we all know its about the journey of a boy maturing into a man. Basically, the common view goes something like:

Chasing an unattainable dream (Fate) -> Realizing the mockery brought forth by reality and living with it (Unlimited Blade Works) -> Acknowledging the fact that idealism is just a dream (Heaven's Feel)

Originally, I liked UBW out of the 3 due to the titular Reality Marble (Yes that's me being an immature fanboy at that time). But as I grow to understand the real essence of FSN, the interesting question that popped up in my mind is this:

Why is it that Archer could end up accepting his fate instead of still being hell bent on killing Shirou? Take note guys: This is the one bugger who would stop at nothing to erase his existence due to him being betrayed by his own ideals. Or rather in his own words, "ideals borrowed from another person". i.e. Kiritsugu. Its one thing for Shirou to realize the hypocrisy of his "save all at all costs" idealism and quite another to see Archer accepting his lot after N ages of feeling bitter over his decision as Emiya Shirou back then. imo at the end of the day, it actually boils down to Archer realizing that the real hypocrite has always been himself rather than the boy before him.

Case in point: Is the cynical Heroic Spirit EMIYA a product of his choice or just merely a puppet of a false dream? If its the latter, then there's no reason for him to hold back during the death duel with Shirou. Take note guys, not everyone can be Kishima Kouma. Even a Servant with sucky stats can easily off that kid.

To be continued...

Source Materials (From The TYPE-MOON Wiki)