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  1. Happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦

    1. John jobs

      John jobs

      Happy canada day

  2. Welcome! I like cats, too, mines just a jerk. Also, your pfp amuses me. See you around!
  3. Why is SpongeBob so angry?
  4. Her own backstory definitely is not an excuse for her-- I'm just pointing out this is a sad situation that happens in real life and Akito is doing a damn good job in portraying it.
  5. The real suckerpunch here is Akito is just continuing the cycle. The abused becoming the abuser. Also a very real thing.
  6. Koizumi Risa and Ootani Atsushi have such a fun dynamic that never gets old.
  7. Might have found a house? Going to get an inspector in there to be sure but we love it and the yard is incredible. Beautiful porch and big lawn for Bria to run around in. 😍

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    2. RuthisianCodex

      RuthisianCodex

      Best wishes for your new home :) 

    3. Zila

      Zila

      Good luck, Wedgy! Sounds absolutely wonderful. 😍

    4. Anime loveer

      Anime loveer

      Might move soon too , just moving plans stopped due to coronavirus , so might be a while .

  8. I for one welcome more Kyo fans. And there's still so much more to him! Akito's abuse and the dysfunctional culture of the Sohma family make him seem so abrasive when we first meet him. What I still find curious about how the anime is being handled is how Akito is being referred to simply as Akito. As in, never once have I seen Akito spoken of with a pronoun. Which I find strange because it's actually a very important detail about her character. I guess we'll see how they tackle that later.
  9. I haven't finished this latest season yet... I got so burnt out on it. Maybe I'll do that sometime soon.
  10. I'll second The Promised Neverland- admitted it's a tiny bit slow-going, but I expect it will pick up some in the next season. Still worth a watch. @Ohiotaku pretty much went over the good ones. You might enjoy Goblin Slayer (fantasy)? I hear Vinland Saga is pretty good but I haven't seen it yet myself.
  11. I member you. Welcome back!
  12. These are a guess, but I think rank 2 comes at 100 posts and rank 3 at 300 posts. I know you get rank 4 at 500 posts, and rank 5 at 1,000. I could be wrong about the first two.
  13. I like seeing how creative ya'll can be with signatures but when 2/3rds of a post is your signature I have to turn that eyesore off.
  14. I wasn't aware this got postponed-- but also, totally expected given current events. I'll thankfully be plenty busy in the meantime, and there is always tons of other anime out there to watch while we wait for the ones we're excited about!
  15. I've been hearing about this so often in recent years and it still just blows my mind. Like... how do you just... not? It's crazy and ironically I can't imagine what that would be like.
  16. Wedgy

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    There used to be a function on profiles that revealed past names, which was useful in keeping track of who changed their names. Since it disappeared, I've lost track of some people. I like this idea.
  17. Can't agree enough. They seem to run more like jrpgs. I feel like, if I'm in the mood for that form of storytelling, I would pick up a game like Fire Emblem. If I want to simply read a story, that's what books are for. I can understand why someone may like them, however. They do offer a different form of entertainment, which relies heavily on dialogue and art. Almost entirely, in fact. And that's probably why I don't care much for them. I like reading and visualising the details for myself. A VN leaves very little to the imagination. As an opinionated aside... The dialogue is cringey as all heck.
  18. It wouldn't surprise me at all if there were 4 seasons. Season 1 covered up to right around volume 6 of the manga. So if we see similar pacing, and so far that's what it's looking like, season 2 should end around volume 12, and so on. With a total of 23 volumes of the manga, that does leave a little wiggle room.
  19. Copying and pasting the full YT url into post editor should, by default, automatically format it into a player within your post.
  20. You're close. Akito's upbringing is brought up very, very late game. But it's a good healthy speculation.
  21. I'm starting to think that's what the Real™ message of Fruits Basket is. This is what I was thinking about earlier, it was hard to put into the right words. No matter how many fluffs, feel good vibes, and happy faces take the center stage, there's still the ugly looming behind it and in all the little corners. Just like real life.
  22. I wanted to expand on this a bit further with a couple more thoughts. I find a link metaphorically between the Zodiac curse and the abuse. It represents the difficulties they face with trust and love that were broken in some form or another by their upbringing. I don't know if it was intentional or not on the author's end, but I find it uncannily representative. When a victim of abuse is offered love and comfort, they can sometimes become a cornered animal and this can change how others view them, so they push people away. The Sohmas quite literally will push people away. When you're in the midst of such a situation, you're likewise afraid to part ways with the abuser. Often, the abuser also is a source of dependance for the victim. As explained in a recent episode, the parents of Zodiac children are given a much higher salary from the family for their burden. This brings me to my next observation. Tohru exists as a clear picture of cutting the cord. She has no parents, and effectively lives on her own. We saw early on that her home situation wasn't great, either. But, in emancipating herself, she's happy at the end of the day, even if it's not easy for her. One could make the argument she depends on Shigure and the boys, but I see that as an example of a healthy codependency. Sorry for the soup of inner musings. That's what happens when you take a good shower I guess.
  23. I love that one. Kind of a guilty pleasure, but refreshing nonetheless.
  24. I was thinking about Kureno's appearance (finally!) and it had me thinking on something that I can't precisely recall about the manga because it's been so many years since I read it. Kureno is basically enabling Akito by allowing her to control him- he even says as much to Arisa (even if she doesn't understand the context) that he isn't allowed anywhere. This is because he is another victim of Akito's abuse. I'm noticing now a lot more about the larger, darker themes of Fruits Basket and the domestic issues it brings to the viewer's attention. Almost every Zodiac has experienced some form of abuse, and Akito's name is written all over it. However, they all accept it that "this is just how things are"; Kyo doesn't even seem to consider the option that he could simply run away, to a different country if he has to, to avoid solitary confinement. And there don't seem to be many other Sohmas willing to stand up and say "that's not right!" There could be an element of their curse that keeps them tethered to the family, but if there was, I don't remember it ever being brought up. Any thoughts about this?

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