top tier character

I really want to talk about the conclusion of the Lost Children arc, and Jill’s importance as a character.

One thing I see a lot of Berserk fans wish for is that the series could go back to the darker tones of arcs like Lost Children, the latter half of the Golden Age, and of course, the Black Swordsman arc. But the lighter mood is something that’s actually been developing since the manga’s beginning - it’s been gradual but it’s been consistent, and all the different characters Guts has encountered on his travels have been meeting better and kinder fates. Colette died horribly and had her corpse desecrated, then Vargas died cleanly and with hope of being avenged, then Theresia survived and carried physical and psychological scars as the price…and now Jill lives too; not undamaged, but she makes it out clean and strong and hopeful. And even though the Lost Children arc contains piles of dead children and shows Guts at one of his lowest points morally, this is the moment where the light breaks through at last.

And Jill is the character who brings this light into the story, and an incredible amount of hope too.

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make me choose → anon asked: kasumi goto or zaeed massani

At great cost and effort, we have tracked down the master thief Kasumi Goto and convinced her to work with you. Very few people have ever heard of her, and fewer can claim to have seen her in person. She is unequaled at stealth and infiltration, and her skills will prove invaluable.

  • What I say: I'm fine.
  • What I mean: I ironically liked LazyTown up until recently when it showed up on my dash again and now I'm unironically liking it and I just watched one of the live plays from the 90s and after seeing how much it was inspired by commedia dell'arte I am now totally immersed in the entire history of this show with its bright colors and uncanny valley puppets and handsome as heckie gynmastic elf and top-tier character actor villain and it's all so fascinating and strangely inspiring someone please send help but don't.
mai-or replied to your post “nightcrew, i’m bored.  tell me, what fan fic trope (or trope in…”

Characters as plot devices. Fridging is awful. Well-established, flawed and multifaceted characters woobified and/or made to fit a fanon!Mary Sue version of them.

visceral reaction of cringe, is the term i like to use when i encounter this. 

often comes with other characters holding idiot balls, or those ship fics where one character is the obvious fav and the other exists only to worship them. 

love triangles with one character demonized to drive the preferred pairing together.

capable superheroes unable to function as normal human beings despite the demands of their lifestyle. 

i could go on forever.

a review: Book of the Atlantic

~read after the jump at your own risk~
Kuroshitsuji: Book of the Atlantic
劇場版「黒執事 Book of the Atlantic」

Alright, this post contains very specific spoilers for the new film! 

I’ve watched it twice during the premier weekend. I’m writing this as a personal keepsake for myself, but am allowing others to read, share, and discuss. For the love of all things kuro, read at your own risk!! 

I recommend you bookmark all reviews, and wait to read them until after you watch the movie yourself. 

I promise you it will be worth the wait when you can just enjoy the experience yourself first!!

If you want a tl;dr basic little review, see the first point. If you want to spoil yourself rotten with each and every specific detail that stood out to me in whatever way, skip down to the second point. Your own risk!! 


basic review

The movie was beautifully animated despite having spare brief moments of questionable budget. It moved in a steady pace without feeling too slow or fast, and felt like a creepy thriller. It is packed with violence, gore, and a threat of danger. All of the major scenes and moments that make the Campania arc complete were included in the film, and I loved it enough to watch it multiple times in one weekend. I would watch it a third time in theatres and will definitely preorder the bluray and soundtrack!


a very detailed spoiler review

warning: there are spoilers after this jump & it is a long read. bring tea.

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Story ideas - Bad Friendship Break-up

Character A and Character B end a formerly close friendship on extremely bad terms. Years later, Fate decreed that they meet again.

Part 1 // Part 2

  • Character A receives news that Character B is terminally ill and Character A is torn over if they want to see Character B again.
  • Character A receives news that Character B has amnesia. Character B, after reading their own personal diary, wants to meet Character A again…not knowing that the two of them broke ties during a heated fight.
  • While they were in school, Character A was a writer while Character B was their proofreader, critic, and illustrator. Years later, Character A receives an e-mail/correspondence from a publishing company, saying that they’re interested in the story that Character A wrote years ago. Character A asks why, and the publishing company says that they’ve seen drawings of Character A’s story in an online art community/amateur exhibit/other art related venue, and the artist—who refused to be named—pointed them to the author of the story.
  • Character A has become public enemy #1, and everybody has begun an all-out search for them, contacting all of the people who could know – or do know – Character A’s location. While Character B fears for their life, people who aren’t from the  military force appear at Character B’s house, saying they are under orders from the top tier to save Character B from the military prosecution.
  • While they were in school, Character A was a writer while Character B was their artist. Character B was drawing the characters, settings, etc. for Character A. After all these years, Character B hasn’t stopped drawing, even without Character A breathing life into the characters. By pure coincidence, Character A chances upon Character B sketching in a cafe/library/outdoor garden/etc.
  • Character A is at a high school reunion where nobody knows about the terrible friendship break-up that Character A and B went through. At the party, Character A is reunited with Character B, who has become immensely successful while Character A’s own life has started going downhill.