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‘Braveheart’, Mel Gibson (1996)

In the Year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland - starving and outnumbered - charged the fields of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets; they fought like Scotsmen, and won their freedom.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria (c.1670). Attr to Onorio Marinari (Italian, 1627-1715). Oil on canvas. The Wallace Collection.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria was renowned for her learning and wisdom, and after becoming Queen, converted to Christianity. Here the artist has chosen to represent her in private study, recalling her role as a patron of education and learning. The broken wheel, symbol of her impending martyrdom, is faintly visible in the background on the left.

Digimon Adventure 2015: Sorato Hopes

So now that Sora and Yamato will no longer be regulated to being background characters (as in 02 when their romantic relationship took off), these are my Sorato hopes for the 2015 Digimon Adventure sequel:

  • I hope Sorato has more focus than in 02. Come on, Toei Animation, the two have been dating for three years when the new series opens up!
  • I want at least one super-fucking-awesome epic moment between Sora and Yamato. I need a major Sorato feels moment.
  • I would like Sora to interact with Natsuko and Hiroaki, with Yamato present as well. Please make this happen.
  • I also wouldn’t mind if Sora and Takeru are shown to be closer due to the fact that Sora and Yamato are dating. Maybe a scene with Yamato cooking dinner for Sora and Takeru?
  • Both Taichi and Mimi need to tease Sora and Yamato’s relationship at least once.
  • I need at least one reference to a Sorato date. This can be a date being interrupted or just an implied date where Yamato and Sora leave a Chosen Children group meeting with each other.
  • I’d like to see Kenyako hook up as set-up for the epilogue (of course). So … Sorato/Kenyako double date? Squee.
  • There has to be some Sorato hand-holding and/or arms-around-the-shoulders.
  • Long shot, but I’d like Yamato to kiss Sora on the cheek, please! Taichi and Takeru kissed Catherine, and Wallace kissed Miyako and Hikari, so … MAKE IT HAPPEN, TOEI.
  • I would be ridiculously happy if Sora and Yamato have subtle little moments where it’s obvious the two are a couple and care about each other a lot. Things like Yamato being a little protective of Sora in the Digital World, or Sora showing concern over Yamato’s safety – like wondering what’s taking him so long on some mission.

I am really looking forward to seeing Sora and Yamato – as main characters – interacting as a couple for, hopefully, 50+ episodes. Because you know what Toei Animation can’t do? Ignore Sorato completely – seeing as it’s the only established romantic relationship (before the 02 epilogue). You had an excuse last time with the two being secondary characters, Toei, but now you don’t! SORA AND YAMATO WILL BE ON THE SCREEN 70% OF THE TIME. I can’t wait.

So Sorato fandom: What are your Sorato hopes?