trying to figure out a chinese name for the barian with the name that sounds like ‘michael’: the struggle is real
mizael fuck your backstory and its heavily implied setting
*puts disproportionate amount of effort into finding backstory-and-country-appropriate names for the Barians*
YOUR TIMING IS IMPECCABLE, FRIEND, because I was literally about to start writing some headcanons about the Barians’ past lives.
First of all INCOHERENT SOBBING ALL ACROSS THE BOARD. I was incredibly happy when the past lives thing was introduced, and boy did it turn out to be as amazing as I hoped — I love past life stories. And their stories and what Don Thousand did ended up reminding me a bit of Hollows from Bleach, the whole souls with anger and hatred turning into Hollows deal. (…Damn son the emperors would make some badass Hollows.)
Alito’s was fucking awesome and so was Girag’s, Mizael’s was sweet (and super sad), don’t talk to me about Durbe/Merag/Nasch’s because ow my heart, and Vector….well, I feel sorry for him. I guess. I remember when I was first watching Durbe vs. Shark in Sargasso, I made a comment to myself that Durbe reminded me of a knight — hahaha wow I’m good. Basically, their stories were incredible and sad and all that and it gave them a lot more depth that — while I’ve come to expect sympathetic villains out of YGO — I was really not expecting.
I’m still going to make that post, because thanks to the Girag/Kiraku thing I’m thinking about where exactly the rest were from and what their names were back then. :D I’ll probably have more specific stuff there, too!
WAIT WHAT THE FUCK DYSON SPHERE IS A LEGIT SCI-FI CONCEPT????
FDKJDSLKHJSLKHSDGSG it’s official V is the world’s biggest sci-fi nerd headcanon accepted
i’m still not quite over kaito being apparently 18
like what the fuck i thought he was like 14-15 what the fuck he looks way too young to be 18????
actually no, before i get to arc v (since that’s ongoing rn)
i’m gonna watch capsule monsters and BBT :D
OH YEAH THAT MEANS I CAN CATCH UP ON ARC V NOW
i mean i already really like yuya WOO
Okay, so I finished Zexal last night. I am very happy with the ending, and I’m really happy about how much I ended up enjoying it!
The plot was….holy shit the plot. Season 2 especially didn’t feel like any of the other YGO series, it felt…IDK, but it was amazing and awesome. It started out really slow, I’ll admit, and it was hard to watch at first, but when it hit its stride, BOY OH BOY did it. I just can’t get over s2’s plot, i’m floored by how different it felt, though I’m not sure why.
The characters were stellar too, like wow I hated Yuma at first but he grew on me; he’s adorable as fuck. And the supporting cheerleaders were pretty great, even though I was hella disappointed Kotori never dueled except that one time that doesn’t really count. I really liked that the gang never got unimportant and they were THERE for most of it.
Don’t talk to me about the Tenjous omfg. They were really well-written and wow just. Nope bye. Kaito started out reminding me of Kaiba and never really stopped, and he was just incredible. And Haruto was fucking adorable.
And the Arclights oh my god; I hated IV at first and I was staring nervously at III like he was gonna turn out to be secretly evil. BOY WAS I WRONG. They were great as bad guys, and they got real sympathetic real fast, and oh my god when the exposition happened and the final duels with them went down feels everywhere. And I was so happy they came back and wow what great characters.
And the BARIANS GKLGJLSKHSHS. Holy mother of god I did not expect them or their plot and wow it is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in YGO. I loved all of them so much, they were so great and well-written and made me cry and damn son. Damn.
Vector tho. As of now, he still pisses me right the fuck off and I want to smack him silly, but his last bits did….prove there’s some shred of not-a-douche in there. And I’ll admit he’s a fantastically written character and highly entertaining (what a fucking drama queen I love it). Tho while objectively I can see why people ship him with Yuma, I subjectively do not like it. Oops?
BASICALLY THOUGH WHAT A GREAT SERIES I DIDN’T EXPECT IT TO BE THIS GOOD AND I AM SO HAPPY WITH HOW GOOD IT WAS. It’s officially up there with 5Ds as favorite spin-off.