beyond the victory

Random Thoughts about Dragon Maid

Fafnir-dono from Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is just… I love him, him and Takiya as well - it’s exactly what I thought I’ll end up to being when I’m at my late twenties or thirties.

It is a taboo to be an otaku in Japan, and although it might seem odd, or might not seem odd to everyone, that small scene in Episode 6 that show Fafnir with Takiya is a realistic glimpse into the life of a NEET or an Otaku.

It’s not a bad comparison, neither is it a good one, but that’s how it is, our lifestyle and I’m glad they didn’t mock or exaggerate it, but show it as it is.

The interaction between Takiya and Fafnir-dono I feel is accurate to how people in that lifestyle would interact with each other, and it is something rarer than I am comfortable with instead of flatly showing that it’s negative.

And Takiya shows that it’s more than possible to hold a full time job and to live with the goods that you center your life around, he is living the dream and it’s such a good thing to see him making friends with Fafnir and him accepting him back for who he is.

Then again on the same episode there’s Georgia, the elder sister who likes to roleplay as a maid… everything’s relative?

Great Ares I praise, bold one of the flashing eyes,
son of mighty Zeus and noble Hera you are,
beloved of golden sea-born Aphrodite.
You take joy in battle, the war-cry is your song.
Strength is yours, peerless warrior, and firm resolve,
and the pure, clear drive to defeat the enemy,
the battle rage that pushes us beyond our bounds
to achieve victory against a greater foe.
To the weak you lend strength; to the fearful, courage;
to those enslaved, the will to break the stoutest bonds.
Fierce Ares, you whose gifts ensure our survival,
O god of warriors, I praise and honor you

Your body is a loss I leave behind
and you are the books of my departure
I take you, a land I do not know
hills and valleys covered with the herbs of seeking
mysterious stretches
and I take you
None but you convinces me
I take you
in my sighs
in waking, in sleep
in the states between
and in what time promises me
I take you
fold by fold
and I open my entries to you
I stretch within you and do not reach
I circle and do not reach
I stretch like wire, I thread myself into yarn
I rove your expanses and do not reach
You are beyond distances, beyond victories
You are Where and If, and What and How and When and you are
not you
—  Singular in a Plural Form, Adonis.

Panic! At The Disco: Victorious (Beyond The Video) 

Go behind the scenes of Panic! At The Disco’s new video for Victorious in the video above!