Author has written 3 stories for Digimon.
I mostly enjoy reading fanfiction; due to the fact canon anime and manga cannot live up to all our expectations (sigh...).
Pokemon and Digimon were my childhood favourites, but know they seem quite empty without... more. Huh. That would require higher classification...
I hope to submit a few stories at least, since I've often fantasised about how the series should have went (Digimon Adventure season 2!) and how they could have been so much better. Well, I hope to at least record my thoughts.
My favourite animes are Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Pokemon and Digimon.
Other animation I also love includes Spongebob Squarepants, Avatar the Last Airbender, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Lilo & Stitch (including movies).
My favourite movies are Dragonheart, Spirit Stallion of the Cimmarron, Lion King (and assorted Disney), Lord of the Rings and Star Wars Saga.
My favourite game franchises are Halo, Mass Effect, Heroes of Might and Magic, The Elder Scrolls, Legend of Spyro and most Bioware games.
My favourite books are the Inheritance Cycle/Eragon, Dragonkeeper series and Dragonlance. I HATE Harry Potter now, though i used to love it.
SPOILERS for Dragonheart follow.
...I'm not so sure I can say I 'like' Dragonheart anymore. It's affected me too much. On one hand, I loved it as a child, and my love of dragons stems from this.
And yet, as I got older, I realised that the movie is absolutely heartbreaking, tragic and abhorrent if just think about it for even a second.
Why did all the dragons have to die? They were completely blameless for any of the events related to the story or its kingdom. It was completely unnecessary for them to die, and Bowen doesn't even seem to realise the magnitude of his crime, even at the end, when he seems sad that he lost a close friend, rather than the entire species that he was responsible for destroying. To add insult to injury, we know that all those dragons killed previously did not go to their 'heaven' as Draco explains exactly what happens, therefore, Bowen didn't just butcher an entire race, he destroyed their souls as well.
And for what? For the actions of Draco, which he perceived as an ultimate betrayal, even though he was only trying to help. What kind of monster of a person kills an entire race for what one of them might have done?
Why this didn't shock me before when I was a child is due to the seemingly underlying message of heroic sacrifice, honour and friendship. But Draco was forced into this role. He may not have wanted to die so much if his entire race wasn't destroyed. And these messages are meaningless under the crime of undeserved genocide. What good is honour and friendship for one man when so many have been denied the chance to experience these things as well?
And another thing - why did they HAVE to kill Einen in the end? Sure, he deserved to die, but Draco sure as hell didn't. Why didn't anyone even consider capturing Einen alive and trying to find out if all the dragons were really dead?
Why, Charles Edward Pouge? You actively broadcast yourself as the creator of Dragonheart, but what about the astronomical crimes you present of humanity? Why are they never even referred to, or answered for? All the people in the end just didn't seem to care that an entire race was destroyed.
Or is this simply the way Arthurian legends work? Dragons exist for a time, and die for no explained reason, apart from being subject to excessive hunting for sport, which we now disdain, and I abhor. We have been consistently shown, time and time again, in real life, that this is WRONG. And yet, in fiction, dragons just keep dying, and no one cares.
(Sigh)... I have been unable to find any satisfying answers for years. And yet I can't seem to let go...
At least there's an explanation as to why I feel this way. In a recent book I read, "The God Delusion", a principle called the Zeitgeist principle explains how our values change over time. Dragonheart was made over 17 years ago. Is this simply a difference of values? Perhaps times are changing - Mass Effect and Skyrim always offer choices and never forces genocide upon anyone, and we, more or less, can follow our own values. But it hasn't changed enough; dragons are still just there to be killed a lot of the time for no explained reason, and I can't help but question their purpose in these types of fiction.
But was there ever a time when butchering an entire race, because one of them seemingly wronged one of us, is justified? I don't think so.
I don't know if I'll ever find those answers. I'd like to address a letter personally to Charles Edward Pouge to get answers about why he made Dragonheart end the way it did, but this is understandably difficult. If anyone reads this, and has any advice on this, I'd appreciate this.
Damn you, Bowen, and all you so called 'honourable' Arthurian knights. A legend built on the genocide of another.
My favourite pairings for anime are:
Naruto: NaruSaku and ShikaTema. Naruto and Sakura are two of my favourite characters, and I reckon Temari is awesome.
FMA: EdxWinry. Winry is both cute and beautiful, and Ed's attitude is hilarious.
Pokemon: AshxMisty and CharizardxCharla. Ash doesn't go into it much however, but who doesn't love Charizard?
Disclaimer: I do not own any anime or currently established franchises to which my fanfics belong.
Moved 'Old Friend' to Digital Curse due to some confusion
Updated Digital Curse chapters in-depth
Transcendence: Digital Fire
Another unnamed one shot - post Digital Fire
Transcendence: Digital Fury/Storm
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