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daylighteclipsed · 4 hours ago
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It is so fuckin chef's kiss when a character quite obviously Fucks Up and makes a Bad Choice but specifically in a way where you're like. Man idk what I would've done in this situation either.
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daylighteclipsed · 5 hours ago
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@embraceyourdestiny And isn’t it kind of crazy that KH1 tells us this is how it’s gonna be? One of the first things we learn about Riku is that he’s not afraid of the darkness, and while this is kind of his undoing in the first game, it’s one of his greatest strengths in all of the others. He becomes immune to the corrupting influence of darkness — something no one in history has accomplished before — and he’s able to use darkness for good. He reaches the break of dawn, and his new keyblade after that is called Braveheart.
On the flip side, the first thing we learn about Sora is that he’s frightened of his shadow. He doesn’t know what to do when it shows up at the station of awakening, how to defeat it. He tries to run, he tries to fight, and then his weapon vanishes. The darkness latches on to him as his shadow looms closer, and Sora literally tries to crawl and drag his body away from it. The mysterious voice tells him not to be afraid, but Sora is very clearly afraid, panicking as the darkness swallows him up.
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daylighteclipsed · 6 hours ago
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@in-our-veins Exactly. While it is cheaper to reuse game models and levels, I think the repetition is probably intentional from a story-telling perspective.
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@embraceyourdestiny Yen Sid was “right” about Sora the same way Eraqus was “right” about Terra… They weren’t ready to be Keyblade Masters, not because they had a brush with darkness during their exams and darkness is “evil” or whatever (it’s not). But because they’re afraid of their darkness and don’t know how to deal with it. Sora represses and straight up denies his. Terra spends BBS running from his, searching for a way to get rid of it. (And we all know how well that turns out.)
It’s Vexen who first calls Sora out on this, actually — in CoM (of course).
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If Sora’s not honest with himself about the pain in his heart, if he’d rather cling to lies, because it’s easier, because he’s afraid of the truth, he’s screwed. If Sora can’t accept the pain as part of his heart like Riku has, he’s never going to survive, let alone become a Keyblade Master.
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Thinking again about the end of CoM as a metaphor for repressing trauma vs facing it to heal and grow as a person and I really just
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It really does feel intentional that what Sora goes through in CoM — losing his memories and almost losing himself — is a lot like what Sora describes being a heartless was like: “I was lost in the darkness. I couldn’t find my way. As I stumbled through the dark, I started forgetting things — my friends, who I was… The darkness almost swallowed me.”
Both halves of CoM are visual representations of what Sora and Riku each went through when they fell/almost fell to darkness in KH1. Riku’s memories are devoid of people because he cast them from his heart. Sora’s memories are full of people he forgets because he sacrificed his heart. And if we are supposed to see CoM as a near-death journey/an exploration of the unconscious, it is pretty on point for Marluxia to have a grim reaper aesthetic. Sora’s battling death.
Anyway, that’s why Data Sora’s decision to accept the loss of the memories of his friends and face that pain in Coded, live with it, is so significant.
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Because that’s what the real Sora failed to do in the real Castle Oblivion. He never should’ve forgotten what happened there. He should’ve accepted those losses — and the pain attached to them — knowing that even if he can’t remember his friends, they remember him. Even if he doesn’t know them, he remembers caring about them. And even if he can’t recall specific memories, they’re not gone. He’ll remember them, some day. And in the meantime, the people he loves will help him shoulder the burden.
In a figurative sense, Sora has never left Castle Oblivion because he’s never accepted this pain. He has never moved on past this point, unlike Riku who decides to face Ansem, the representation of his trauma, and leave the castle, leave the darkness, to begin walking the road to dawn — the road to recovery. Sora’s still there, still under that dark night sky.
And now, after sacrificing himself again, there’s a very real chance he’s forgetting things and losing himself again, and surprise, surprise — look where he is.
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Tied to a new character whose name means “night sky” to boot… Trauma has a way of biting us in the butt when we don’t deal with it properly. The past has a way of chaining us when we don’t move forward… Sora’s gonna have to do it right this time. He’s gonna have to face his pain and accept it if he wants to step forward into the light and exist again.
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daylighteclipsed · 12 hours ago
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Thinking again about the end of CoM as a metaphor for repressing trauma vs facing it to heal and grow as a person and I really just
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It really does feel intentional that what Sora goes through in CoM — losing his memories and almost losing himself — is a lot like what Sora describes being a heartless was like: “I was lost in the darkness. I couldn’t find my way. As I stumbled through the dark, I started forgetting things — my friends, who I was… The darkness almost swallowed me.”
Both halves of CoM are visual representations of what Sora and Riku each went through when they fell/almost fell to darkness in KH1. Riku’s memories are devoid of people because he cast them from his heart. Sora’s memories are full of people he forgets because he sacrificed his heart. And if we are supposed to see CoM as a near-death journey/an exploration of the unconscious, it is pretty on point for Marluxia to have a grim reaper aesthetic. Sora’s battling death.
Anyway, that’s why Data Sora’s decision to accept the loss of the memories of his friends and face that pain in Coded, live with it, is so significant.
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Because that’s what the real Sora failed to do in the real Castle Oblivion. He never should’ve forgotten what happened there. He should’ve accepted those losses — and the pain attached to them — knowing that even if he can’t remember his friends, they remember him. Even if he doesn’t know them, he remembers caring about them. And even if he can’t recall specific memories, they’re not gone. He’ll remember them, some day. And in the meantime, the people he loves will help him shoulder the burden.
In a figurative sense, Sora has never left Castle Oblivion because he’s never accepted this pain. He has never moved on past this point, unlike Riku who decides to face Ansem, the representation of his trauma, and leave the castle, leave the darkness, to begin walking the road to dawn — the road to recovery. Sora’s still there, still under that dark night sky.
And now, after sacrificing himself again, there’s a very real chance he’s forgetting things and losing himself again, and surprise, surprise — look where he is.
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Tied to a new character whose name means “night sky” to boot… Trauma has a way of biting us in the butt when we don’t deal with it properly. The past has a way of chaining us when we don’t move forward… Sora’s gonna have to do it right this time. He’s gonna have to face his pain and accept it if he wants to step forward into the light and exist again.
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daylighteclipsed · 16 hours ago
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So I finally got around to watching Revolutionary Girl Utena... now I obviously have questions. I've forgotten if you're normal about it or if like.... you can explain things
define "normal" and define "explain"
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daylighteclipsed · a day ago
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modders have too much power and I’m jn a way too emotionally vulnerable state to look at this without bursting into tears
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daylighteclipsed · a day ago
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It’s like wake up eat breakfast look into your phone to be blasted with non stop terrible news that makes you want to die go to your job eat lunch receive more news that makes you want to die etc.
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daylighteclipsed · a day ago
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the same supreme court that said yesterday that states don’t have the ability to regulate guns today gave states the power to regulate reproductive rights i am fucking sick
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daylighteclipsed · a day ago
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I’m so angry I’m in tears about this, what the fuck !!!!!!!!!!!
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daylighteclipsed · a day ago
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I hate it here
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daylighteclipsed · 2 days ago
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characters will literally get a headache or nosebleed out of nowhere and be like "huh. weird. well it's probably nothing." girl, look around you. you're in a story. it's relevant to the plot.
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daylighteclipsed · 2 days ago
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Kingdom Hearts 3: ReMind DLC | Bad Ending | I will save you.
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daylighteclipsed · 2 days ago
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Oh jesus christ is yozora touching crystallized sora floating over the crystals that resemble a big lotus flower and saying ‘i will save you’ in the bad end supposed to be a callback to riku seeing/touching the lotus flower pod sora’s sleeping in at the end of CoM
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Kingdom Hearts 3: ReMind DLC | Bad Ending | I will save you.
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daylighteclipsed · 2 days ago
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Tumblr users will go to insane epic lengths to analyze the themes props and scripts and create the most beautiful and touching art youve ever seen of some silly comedy show called like shitter and doo doo and then when it comes to actual prestige television theyre just like. Editing the characters to be bald
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daylighteclipsed · 2 days ago
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this official art serves so much cunt the animators definitely knew what they were doing when they drew this
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KH ReCoded [1/2]
Okay! I’ll see you on the other side.
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house-ad · 2 months ago
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