Part 2 of this incredibly long blog post. I’d like to thank you if you are still reading this. You must be really bored to do so. Either that or you’re stalking one of the writers. (Please let it be me.)
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All my dreams are comin’ true tonight, It’s Christmas Eve and I can see we’re in love~♫ Continue reading
General Burnside, from which sideburns were derived, was a Union Army general in the American Civil War, having led several successful campaigns in places like North Carolina, but having suffered devastating defeats as well. Widely considered to be his greatest failure, General Burnside’s last battle at Petersburg, dubbed ‘the Battle of the Crater’, was a noble effort from the get-go. The mines placed under the enemy’s fort blasted an entire crater in the ground, but due to his decision to march the soldiers into the crater, they were picked off by the Confederate’s gunfire, resulting in a complete loss.
Now that I’m done with historyfagging, you probably must be thinking : what the fuck does this have to do with the arc to begin with?
(This post was originally written on the 22nd of September. Valence predicts that although he’ s supposed to be on hiatus, he would probably come back anyway to reply to comments and stuff. He plans on intoxicating himself on Coke if that happens.)
Now, although Haruka is arguably what drags most people into watching the show, I find that I like her less and less ever since the Kaoru Arc aired. It showed that in the end, Haruka is just the nympho sex-loving snobbish School Idol that we see over and over again in countless shows. After all, Shizuka Itou, the seiyuu for Haruka, is well-known to have voiced many school idols, amongst which include the likes of Hinagiku from Hayate no Gotoku. Furthermore, she’s a good voice actress, able to voice a huge range of different voices nicely like Lee Lenalee to Carmel Wilhemina, from Hanna-Justina Marseille to Kunogi Himawari.
Well, that doesn’t explain why the show seems to adore Morishima ‘Lovely’ Haruka. Perhaps it’s the audience. Perhaps the audience just loves its fanservice, to the extent that they watch arcs simply because Haruka shows up in them.
In conclusion, I still don’t like Haruka.
With Sae’s Arc ending (and UTW misleading me into thinking they got married), I realized the point of having an omnibus format- of having new characters, yes, but also, to have a new audience. A new approach to things, new content. Did they do it? Yes. Did they succeed in appealing to us? Not really.
I like to stand out from the crowd, and most of the time it’s by accident. I went online to read reviews for Amagami SS 08 on one of the forums I frequent, and I was dismayed at the anti-Kaoru arc comments posted there, which was mostly flooded with pictures of Haruka in a santa suit. Am I the only person why actually liked Kaoru’s arc more than Haruka’s -regardless of how ‘anticlimatic’ its ending was?
Well , I’ll tell you why.
makes your arms shortened and your body disproportional.