the bottom of the garden, there is a hole. It sits in a wall shrouded by
foliage, by long, creeping vines and sharp, spiked leaves, and through the hole—the
ceiling is low, remember to crouch—there is a lane.
I mean, I’m not torn up and essentially broke up with this manga years ago, but wow…
I’m kinda shocked, to be honest. I mean, it’s not even the Ichihime that has me the most upset. It’s just… the poor writing in general. None of the characters lived up to any of their inwardly held beliefs, none of them pursued, what, happiness? Wow. It just feels so… fake. Wow, wow, wow.
I realize this isn’t ML or Caution Tape or anything I’m writing, but I SWEAR you guys, I will NEVER give you an ending like this. I may not give you everything you want, but it will be an ending worth while and true to the characters. As a writer myself, seeing what Kubo has put out is just a shame.
It almost feels like he was rushed and gave up, and so all his characters gave up too. I thought it was a little suspicious when they said it was going to end in one chapter–a manga like that needs a few chapters to wrap up–but now I see.
I almost want to re-read the whole manga now and do an in-depth analysis of everything, just to prove how utterly WRONG and despicable this ending was in so many ways. And, again, I’m not just referencing the Ichihime. There’s… there’s so much more going wrong here.
It feels… spiteful. And I honestly have very little bias left when it comes to this manga–that’s just an observation based on the writing.
I’m so sorry Bleach fandom, you ALL deserved better. I know a lot of you Ichihime fans feel like you “won,” but even for you guys, that ending was… not well done.
What a pity. So much time and hard work, only to be taken out and shot at the end. Not even beaten–the ending didn’t even give any of you a good round of torture. That manga was literally taken out back and SHOT.
Tbh, Bleach should have ended with Aizen. Sorry you all had to go through that.
BoJack Horseman is a show that deals with alcoholism, the ups and downs of personal relationships, drug and sex addiction, the loss of loved ones, the struggles and perks of fame, the real life consequences of actions wether they be for better or for worse, self hatred, the reality of a Hollywood lifestyle, depression, existentialism/nihilism, and what it means to be a good person and it does all of this while still being funny.
Several characters are LGBT in Godsfall. Certainly Pera and Xion are in an obvious relationship, but also Sirena is gay. I believe that Rina has identified herself as bi, as have most of the elves who are actually “arborsexual:” they reproduce by petitioning magical trees to filter divinity into the next generation.
That’s one of the things that’s so wonderful! I didn’t know about the elves, but the fact that there are characters that just are lgbt, no subtext necessary is really fantastic! It’s like how I felt when I played Borderlands and this guy asks me to find information about his husband. The fact that we exist in fantasy settings (much less have explicitly queer main characters!) is so so fantastic!
The thing that really gets me about Xion and Pera’s relationship though is that it exists, with the spotlight it has, in a world that has other queer characters. The romance is basically treated the same as any straight romance would be (and it gets fluff!) and is acknowledged by the other characters and like I said earlier, it’s casual. It just feels validating in a really nice way, to see a romance I can relate to the center of a story, and to for it to have angst and action and adventure without the homophobia.
some details about undyne! for anyone who’d like to draw/describe her as accurately as possible.
rusty red “eyeshadow” markings
red markings along her fins
black cat-like irises
undyne the undying has dark scleras and bright irises (perhaps a colour reversal? yellow irises and black scleras?)
(in the date outfit, the eyepatch appears white or some other lighter colour)
design / face:
undyne has no nose
the lack of a nose isn’t a stylistic choice within undertale – mettaton ex clearly has a nose
fins instead of ears
ear-fins are more spiky in undyne the undying
thick, dark eyebrows
protruding teeth (angler fish-like?)
seems to have bags under her eyes
date version appears to be wearing lipstick, compared to her regular portrait which does not appear to have it
lips stick out from the side
a literal fish face
not conventionally “pretty”
design / hair:
normally has red hair that comes from the back of her head; otherwise her head is bald
in battle, hair is represented as white
date scene hair has a side fringe that covers the top of her head
however, this hair is represented black – possibly not the same red colour her normal hair is?
possibly a wig? (undyne/alphys like anime, so wearing a cute “cosplay” wig to see alphys makes sense)
design / body
appears to have quite a thin body underneath the armour
relatively wide arms, maybe implying muscles?
her chest sticks out slightly, both from the side and the front
may or may not be actual breasts
undyne is amazing in that she’s a well developed female (lesbian!) character that people consider strong and cool, she doesn’t conform to femininity in many aspects, and isn’t traditionally beautiful. she’s perfect despite her “imperfections”.