Some thoughts on ‘oppressed villains’

Shortly after Marvel’s Black Panther was released, a discourse erupted in my internet bubble with many critics calling the movie ‘too centrist’. What they meant by that was the villain wanted to overthrow systems of oppression and the hero stopped him because said villain’s methods was wrong. There was a fair bit of discussion on it and I won’t further open it up or anything (you can read this post and this one if you want the gist of the interpretations).

Black Panther isn’t unique though. A large amount of fiction, heck fiction for a long time, has villains who, due to the cruelty their group was treated with, grew up into monsters and I am generally not fond of this.

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Example: In Bleach, the Quincy were basically wiped out by the “good guys” only to come back in the final arc as villains wanting revenge

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Some good romance & shipping anime as recommended by my friends

So I asked my twitter friends for their favorite romance/shipping anime and I got a surprising number of suggestions. I figured I’d catalog them here and with some thoughts of my own if I had any.

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Who would I want as a pet in How to keep a mummy

I needed a post to write, so I asked my twitter friends for suggestions. Fal suggested a post on what creature I’d end up keeping in the mummy show and this is convenient because I love the show, so here we go!

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Winter 2018: Quick Thoughts

God, not only is it 2018 already, but most of the first month has already gone by!

I haven’t checked out every good anime I should have, but here are some thoughts on the ones I have seen!

 

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Some thoughts on 2017 anime I liked

So, 2017 is over and I have published nothing this December, so hey, why not look back on some of the anime I enjoyed this year!

[I was working on this post, lazily like always, intent on publishing it before end of the 31st, but my grandfather passed away around 9 PM, so I rushed the ending to get it through. Sorry, I might fix it later.]

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I am a little disappointed with some of the shipping this Fall 17 season

I am a bit of a boring person when it comes to ships. If the ship is cute and kind of canon, I will ship it. I don’t need a good ship to like a show, but when I say I am disappointed with the shipping this season, I mean there are at least 2 kind of canon ships I SHOULD, BUT DO NOT LIKE and this has upset me.

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Quick Impressions of Fall 2017 Shows

Hello, I haven’t posted this month, so let’s make the easiest post possible and simply gloat about stuff I have seen thus far this Fall 2017 season. Oh and also Happy Halloween!!! I hope you had a spooky day.

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Best Boys and Best Girls from some of my favourite series

I bandwagonned a meme and almost no one responded. That is not really a problem, but i wanted to spam people with my good taste! So, I went ahead and made this quick post. I am just going to pick some random series I’ve given good ratings to/fondly remember and list out the best boy & best girl in them.

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Fox Spirit Matchmaker is the Summer 17 show I’m most invested in

Right off the bat I’ll note that Fox Spirit Matchmaker (originally Huyao Xiao Hongniang or Enmusubi no Youko-chan on Japanese TV) isn’t necessarily an anime I’d recommend to others. It is not the content matter is questionable or anything, but that it is not exactly a high quality anime or so to speak.

In the world of Fox Spirit Matchmaker, youkai exist and sometimes these youkai fall in love with and are loved by humans. Unfortunately humans die much earlier than youkai. And upon their death, humans are reincarnated.

To keep the youkai happy, the matchmakers have the ability to restore the memories of reincarnated humans. That is to say, a human will remember their past love and they can continue their married to a youkai life. The story is very much about keeping destined lovers together forever. (Note: Both parties agree to this deal in the human’s past life.)

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Some thoughts on Log Horizon after my rewatch

Recently me and my cousin watched the entirety of Log Horizon (we finished the 2nd season in like two days….). This was the second time I’ve seen this show and while I still liked it I came away a little grated at a few things, so I figured I’d jot down some thoughts.

Note: I watched it in a rush with family so I didn’t take any screenshots. I apologize for the lack of contextually useful ones. My posts on Log Horizon feel dated now, but if you are curious, you can find some here.

Note 2: This is very much a rant and I am sure a show with this much ambition doesn’t really deserve it, but I just wanted to get it off my chest.

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