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acrossmyengines:

Four Things Rin And Archer Need From Each Other (That They Learn To Be For Each Other)
A caretaker. Let’s not mince words. Both Rin and Archer are foolish, self-destructive people who can’t take care of themselves on their own. They each need someone to stop them from doing things that destroy themselves. Now, Archer’s already done all those things that destroyed himself, but there’s always further down to go, and Rin can grab him and lift him up when he starts trying to dig the hole deeper. As for Rin, she hasn’t destroyed herself yet, but she’s bound to if she keeps on the way she is. Archer keeps her from making those mistakes—mostly.
A teacher. I’ve talked about this before. Rin needs to learn how to care about other people in a healthy and balanced fashion. Archer needs to learn to care about himself in a healthy and balanced fashion. The two of them show each other how to do this through their experiences in the Holy Grail War together.
Someone to save. The truth is that they save each other, or at least they try to. Rin may never fully succeed at saving Archer as she so desires, but she does her best, and it gives her a path to follow. As for Archer, deep down there’s still in him a fragment of the boy who wanted nothing but to be one person’s superhero, even if this far along his mistaken path, he’s no longer capable of giving up the things that ruined him for the sake of that first true goal. Rin is a person he can save, even if he may not quite consciously realize it at first. Somewhere in what’s left of his heart, though, he does know it, and it keeps him bound to Rin Tohsaka and helps save him as well.
A partner. Ultimately, both Rin and Archer are people in need of companionship who’ve forced themselves onto desperately lonely paths that don’t suit them. Unexpectedly, though, those paths have met, and they’ve recognized their kinship on them, and they can become the friend and companion that each one of them has always wanted—even if it’s only for a little while. And most of all, that is what they both need.

acrossmyengines:

Four Things Rin And Archer Need From Each Other (That They Learn To Be For Each Other)

  1. A caretaker. Let’s not mince words. Both Rin and Archer are foolish, self-destructive people who can’t take care of themselves on their own. They each need someone to stop them from doing things that destroy themselves. Now, Archer’s already done all those things that destroyed himself, but there’s always further down to go, and Rin can grab him and lift him up when he starts trying to dig the hole deeper. As for Rin, she hasn’t destroyed herself yet, but she’s bound to if she keeps on the way she is. Archer keeps her from making those mistakes—mostly.
  2. A teacher. I’ve talked about this before. Rin needs to learn how to care about other people in a healthy and balanced fashion. Archer needs to learn to care about himself in a healthy and balanced fashion. The two of them show each other how to do this through their experiences in the Holy Grail War together.
  3. Someone to save. The truth is that they save each other, or at least they try to. Rin may never fully succeed at saving Archer as she so desires, but she does her best, and it gives her a path to follow. As for Archer, deep down there’s still in him a fragment of the boy who wanted nothing but to be one person’s superhero, even if this far along his mistaken path, he’s no longer capable of giving up the things that ruined him for the sake of that first true goal. Rin is a person he can save, even if he may not quite consciously realize it at first. Somewhere in what’s left of his heart, though, he does know it, and it keeps him bound to Rin Tohsaka and helps save him as well.
  4. A partner. Ultimately, both Rin and Archer are people in need of companionship who’ve forced themselves onto desperately lonely paths that don’t suit them. Unexpectedly, though, those paths have met, and they’ve recognized their kinship on them, and they can become the friend and companion that each one of them has always wanted—even if it’s only for a little while. And most of all, that is what they both need.

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I was very careful how I built the movie. One of the other things I decided was that I wanted a female lead who has the equal force as the male leads. She’s not going to be a sex kitten, she’s not going to come out in cutoff shorts and a tank top, and it’s going to be a real earnestly drawn character. Guillermo del Toro

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josephjtoye:

you could be sad about your otp but consider:

  • one making awful breakfast for the other and the other eating it because they appreciate it that much
  • one putting their ridiculous music on in the car and singing along while the other sits in the passenger seat with their head in their hands
  • the two of them going down to the beach and one getting sunburned really badly so the other slathers them with aloe gel when they get home
  • one getting home from work later than the other and stretching out on top of them like a big lazy cat while they sit on the couch in front of the tv
  • one inexplicably bringing home an animal and refusing to drop it at the shelter so they and the other have to take care of it
  • the both of them going out to a park and getting ice cream to sit with and eat on a bench
  • one sending memes to the other while they’re at work so much they turn their phone off in exasperation
  • one giving the other their jacket and not getting it back from the other until it stops smelling like them

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Alright, Let’s Talk About Rebellion Story

derpcakes:

This year, everyone’s favourite tragic magical girls (tragical girls?) came back for a glorious, colourful, epic feature-length continuation of the adventure that first captured our hearts in 2012. Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Rebellion Story has been subject to a lot of scrutiny over the few months since it came out, and I know I’ve talked about this movie before and had a bit of a gripe and grumble about various aspects of it. Having watched it a few more times, I want to scoot back and have an objective look at this thing, what it means for the Madoka Magica story overall, and what it’s trying to tell me and the fanbase as a whole among all that colour, fan pandering, performance motifs and punch-in-the-nose of an ending.

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Alright, Let’s Talk About Rebellion Story

This year, everyone’s favourite tragic magical girls (tragical girls?) came back for a glorious, colourful, epic feature-length continuation of the adventure that first captured our hearts in 2012. Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Rebellion Story has been subject to a lot of scrutiny over the few months since it came out, and I know I’ve talked about this movie before and had a bit of a gripe and grumble about various aspects of it. Having watched it a few more times, I want to scoot back and have an objective look at this thing, what it means for the Madoka Magica story overall, and what it’s trying to tell me and the fanbase as a whole among all that colour, fan pandering, performance motifs and punch-in-the-nose of an ending.

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koujakuandthediamonds:

the worst is when you’re reading a really good book that follows multiple characters’ stories and you love it 90% of the time until it periodically switches back to that one character’s story that you just could not care less about and it’s like an entire chapter of internal groaning while waiting for the plot to switch back to a character you actually care about

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