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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. -.-'

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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

Shirou=Archer (part 2)

At the end of the day, Shirou won NOT because of Archer throwing the fight. Its down to he himself realizing that even if it's nothing but a lie, such an ideal has never been anything more than the truth he has never forsaken. The truth called "my only way of life". In a very pathetic sense, Archer could only prove his worth via the very naivety that has condemned him for good. Perhaps its down this very show of humane paradox that he ended up being the asshole we all are seeing in FSN. He tried to save humanity. He succeeded. Yet he ended up being betrayed NOT by those whom he had saved, but rather what made him chose that very path.

But still as we can see in Shirou's boss fight with Gilgamesh, Archer has already lost the fight before he even tried pulling off the whole time-existence paradox stunt. (Read: Despite what others might think, Archer was the one tracing Rho Aias. At least before Shirou managed to trace the whole thing en-route.)

Emiya Shirou=Archer. The meaning behind EMIYA as a Counter Guardian=The ideals that Shirou has chosen for himself. Yet there's no way Shirou would ever become Archer by the end of UBW. (Or in Nasu's own words:"near zero") Why? To me, its very simple. He knew that if he kept on going without pulling the brakes, he would end up losing far more than he will gain. Yet he's not about to give up the ghost. Because this was the path he has chosen. There's no turning back.

If the difference between Fate and Heaven's Feel lies in the polarity of extremes, then perhaps UBW will be the best testimony towards what we will term as outright nihilism. The Shirou within Fate could never find a self-fulfillment in his ideals if there's anything to go by from his near 100% chances of turning Archer in-character. HF constitutes to living a selfish life at the cost of what had made him truly alive in the first place. The former is an outright self denial. The latter is all about basing his own life around a person rather than something with an eternal value.

Perhaps UBW is just this: Fate+HF. The self denial is there, but yet the selfish aspect will never force him unto Archer's tragedy.

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