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From:reiku
Date:September 26th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
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The part that made me want to strangle Shion is when she's ranting that only Kevin loves and understands her to the group of people who are trying to save her.

I admit, Kevin is rather pretty, but come on. He can't be that great.

I so do love the scene where Shion asks Febronia "what am I suppose to do now?" and Feb replies with something along the lines of "figure it out yourself."

Yes, Shion. Live your own life. Then Shion betrays everyone. Grr... I enjoyed smacking her around.

I love the end of the scene where Albedo says something like, "Nigredo, you've pissed me off to the very end." There is just something so affetionate about those lines. I wish Citrine was better developed, because actually Jr killed 3 of his siblings. More than that if you count the non-variant URTVs.

I have so many OTPs for X3 it's insane. Canon, vaguely canon, they pass each other in the hall. It's all good. I'll ship it. XD

Hm. I didn't know there was an evil Cid in FFXI. (I haven't gotten very far and haven't played for ages.) Evil is very sexy.
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From:justanadjutant
Date:September 26th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
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(Excuse the rp journal. I'm too lazy to change accounts.)

I was just kinda shocked when she fought with Kevin. And then that scene with Allen and.... god, Allen, she doesn't deserve you. [/beating of dead horse]

And everyone keeps reminding Jr that he was made to be a weapon. Poor Jr. One must wonder, though, if or when he'll decide to 'grow up'.

Hee! So do I! Well, sort of. I can see looooooots of pairings, but I only really care about a few of them. Allen/Shion I've wanted to happen since X1, because OMG CUTE. Ditto Jr/MOMO. Shion/KOS-MOS is freaking canon.

>.> I wouldn't mind a URTV threesome, for that matter... *ahem*

Yes, there IS an evil Cid. And a good Cid. They have real names, but I find it more fun to refer to them as such. Anything more said about them would involve huge spoilers, so I shan't, unless you WANT to be spoiled. Because evil!Cid is quite evil. And crazy. And teh sexay.

Also? I totally considered titling this post "HOLY CHRISTIANITY, BATMAN!" I mean, there have been allusions to Christian things all along, but then KOS-MOS is suddenly Mary freaking Magdalene? o.O U-DO is God? O.o chaos is... well, okay, I STILL haven't quite figured out what chaos was, but he's cool.
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From:reiku
Date:September 26th, 2007 04:59 am (UTC)
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This is from memory so don't quote me.

Xenosaga is full of Gnostic philosphy. chaos is the aeon part of Jesus. Basically, there is Jesus the man, who was a great prophet, and chaos who did the miracles in his stead. Same thing with KOS-MOS/Mary. Mary/KOS-MOS is the animus to chaos anima. Ironically, Anima is a female aspect.

The Mary Magdalene stuff was added by the American translators. Well, sort of. KOS-MOS is Mary Magadlene, but the original Japanese didn't club you over the head with it. It was mentioned in the Xenopedia as a sort of, maybe it is, maybe it isn't thing. You can decide.

chaos is pure awesome. I have a feeling he's the wave existence in Xenogears. Either way, he's too cool to not be around. He's also a bit overpowered in X1 and X3. MOMO is a mini-god in X2-X3. I had to quit using her in X2 because she made the game too easy.

Here is a nifty web-site that explains a lot of the Wilhelm, KOS-MOS, chaos stuff. http://www.xenotensei.com/translations/truth_of_xs.html

It's fan translated so it may take a bit to weed through (unless they've edited it since the last time I read it.)

It gives a lot of insight about Wilhem, especially. Wilhem is a highly misunderstood bad-guy, so I enjoyed it a lot.

I was shocked that Shion joined Kevin, but it was a OMG is she really that stupid? rather than, Oh no, how could she?

I loved Jin in that scene too. He was all, you side with the bad guys, you get treated like the bad guys.

As for jr, I think or I want to believe that Gaignun was hinting that Jr can grow up now. Either that or he was being a mean little brother and teasing him with his potentially sexy bod. XD

I think Jr will grow up now. Part of what kept his a child physically was pain and guilt. He and Albedo are two halves of a whole. When they were seperated at Militia, Albedo became stunted spiritially/emotionally and Rubedo was physcially. well, then there is the whole, going super nova thing. So, now that Albedo and Jr are one, I think Jr will be able to grow up.

But, that's all conjecture and me thinking too much.

I'm rather fond of Ziggy/Juli myself. But, then, I love the Ziggy-MOMO dynamic. Pity I never use poor Ziggy in combat. Allen/Shion, chaos/KOS-MOS, Ziggy/Juli, and jr/MOMO are my main ships. But I also like the Mary/Gaignun/Shelley Threesome. I so know it was a happy threesome.

Hehe. I did find it funny that at times, even KOS-MOS seemed put-on about Shion. It was like my MOM/Maiden/Sister/friend/Creator person is an idot.