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My birthday: 1982-06-06
I'm a fan of Twilight Princess and I'm definitely a MidZant shipper.
Zelda TP is a game that made me laugh and cry. There's this scene in which Colin risks his life to protect Beth and after that he realizes just how brave and strong he can be, he has more self-confidence and he starts watching over the other kids. That moved me to tears. He's this kid that the other kids pick on, but he accomplish this heroic deed, and he gain their respect, they start looking up to him. In the ending credit, he is depicted with a sword and a shield, as a symbol of his hard-earned courage.
And there's this other scene in which Zant look like he's in pain and nearly lose his mind. That one made me shed tears of compassion. In one of the last scenes, Zant's spirit sever the bond with his former master so Ganon cannot be revived through him (determined look, symbolic snapping of the neck). That one made me shed tears of joy.
One of my friends told me: "Zant scared the shit out of me at the end of TP when he cracked his neck and Ganondorf died. It took me three seconds to understand what was going on, but it was so epic."
We lolled hard. :)
Zant's position in TP is based off of the Japanese onmyoji -- a mythological person in which the name translated means "Master of Ying and Yang" (and in our case, it's Master of Light and Shadow).
The "real" onmyoji (or caricatures of them) look VERY similar to Zan't design. The elongated head piece and the long sleeves.
And just a side note, the onmyoji on the poster for the Onmyoji movie looks a bit like the artwork on the instruction manual for TP, although it may just be a generally used design.
Anyway, the mythology goes that, for most of them, onmyoji get their power from a spirit of deity and build a soul bond between them; the onmyoji promises to serve the deity/god.
Since the onmyoji and the respective deity are soul-bound, they can resurrect each other at will. Should the deity die, the onlyoji can summon him/her/it back. Should the onmyoji die, then the deity can bring him/her back. Here's the thing though, if one refuses to be revived (and by extent, refuse to revive the other), the other will stay dead.
And all throughout Japanese stories/folklore, we can see a lot of onmyoji NOT bringing their deities back when they find out that the deity was considered evil. By not allowing the god to be resurrected, the onmyoji were able to purify their soul and redeem themselves.
So here's the deal with the ending:
1) Ganondorf was just using Zant to get back to Hyrule.
2) Finding out that Ganondorf was just using him, Zant wanted to severe their connection.
3) The neck-snapping we see at the end is a sign that Zant refused to be resurrected at Ganondorf's command so that Zant in turn could revive him, and that Zant wanted to severe the aforementioned connection.
So in reality, there is Japanese mythology at play and not necessarily any "Zelda" mythology. I don't think it will be "explored upon" in a next game... it's probably just one of those things they want to connect with culturally (leading me as well as others to believe that the Japanese know more about LOZ stories than the rest of us.)
Zant's spirit is shown in this green, surreal backdrop (in the afterlife). Ganondorf looking slightly upwards (IIRC) is a sign that he was looking "towards the heavens" about to revive Zant to save his own skin. In a twist of cruel irony, the deity has become the pawn of the onmyoji as Zant ends his bondage and relationship with Ganondorf (almost like Ganondorf saying, "Hey, come on now... I was just joking about NOT reviving you! I was going to do it in... err... due time..." with Zant hypothetically responding, "Nice try! You're not a god and you even back stab me. Well, have your damn just desserts!"). In the end, Zant turned against Ganondorf (as far as I know, he's the only villain in the series who turned against Ganondorf in the end and reformed, that's one of the reasons why he's one of my favorite characters). Zant is also one of the rare Twili in the game who manifested emotions. And his design is awesome. His elegant robes with the long sleeves, his armor, his young handsome face and his magnificent yellow eyes. I think he's attractive (of course, it's a matter of opinions).
I like the idea that he came back after Ganondorf was sent to the netherworld, and that he and Midna fell in love with each other, ruled together and built a better future for their beloved subjects. I understand Zant's story and I empathize with him. Hyperbole is a good tool for conveying emotions, and having a strong character initially, later on being broken by Ganondorf, firstly makes you feel sorry for Zant, then makes you feel angry against Ganondorf.
I just think it's interesting that Zant maintained a calm and collected facade but then you find out that he was actually an insecure person. He kinda reminded me of myself in that regard, which is one of the reasons I've always liked him. Also, everyone wants to fall on their knees and pound the ground sometimes (frustration, loss, grief, hardships, PMS, the list goes on). I don't think that Zant is childish and lame.
I just love that Zant character to death and that cutscene right after the final battle with Ganondorf is pretty epic. :)
This game made me laugh and cry. The TP verse has so many ideas, possibilities and characters to explore that the folks at Nintendo can come up with a great sequel any time of the day, that's also why the TP verse and characters make for good fanfictions.
Silmarillion/LOTR, Forgotten Realms (FR), The Inheritance Cycle, The Legend of Zelda (TLOZ), The Inheritance Cycle, The Shadowhunter Chronicles (SHC), The Looking Glass Wars, Tru Calling, Miss Marple, Pokemon (PKMN), Candy Candy, and Rainbow Brite, Disney Duck Universe (Ducktales, Darkwing Duck, Super Duck, Double Duck, etc).
My favorite characters:
Namo: Vala/Immortal Being of Light, Aratar, Lord of Mandos, one of the Fëanturi, judge of the dead, healer of souls, comforter/consoler.
Irmo: Vala/Immortal Being of Light, Lord of Lorien, one of the Fëanturi, Master of dreams and visions. Irmo is not sought in scenes of strifes or woe where conflict takes place. He sent hope to the Children of Illuvatar when the darkness of Morgoth covered Middle-Earth. He is sought in inspiration, in desire, in hope, and in the dreams and hearts of those that oppose evil. He is associated with hope, inspiration, love, desire, dreams, sleep, and visions. His gardens are the fairest of all places in the world.
Elrond: good father, wise and kind-hearted healer, elf lore, elf-king of Rivendell, founded the Fellowship of the Ring.
"He was as noble and as fair in face as an elf lord, as strong as a warrior, as wise as a wizard, as venerable as a king of dwarves, and AS KIND AS SUMMER..." :)
Jarlaxle Baenre: drow mercenary, anti-conformist, independent thinker, strive to do better, want to develop friendships.
Linebeck: Sea captain, sailed the great seas of both the world of the Ocean King & Hyrule, treasure hunter, grandfather. (With Byrne being a close second.)
Magnus Bane: Warlock, Alec Lightwood's boyfriend.
Alec Lightwood: Shadowhunter, Magnus Bane's boyfriend.
As an avid fanfiction reader myself, I personally think that domestic Malec fanfics and immortal husbands Malec fanfics are the best shit on the planet. :)
Alder (NOT the anime version, the game version):
A solitary wanderer who travels across the Unova region to ease the pain of his sorrow over the loss of his beloved Pokémon partner, which became very ill and passed away. Alder takes his role as a Champion very seriously, and strives to teach trainers how important it is not to be prideful or power-hungry. He is a wise older person with much life-experience. He is kind, but passionate. His hair resembles the feathery headdress of a Native American Chief (and the wings of a Volcarona too). He also wears an outfit that is similar to the garb of a Native American.
Blaine (the PokeSpe version):
I'm not gonna spoil anything, go read the manga. He's one badass mofo and he kicks major butt. He's freakin' awesome!!! :)
My favorite Pokemon typings: Bug and Steel.
- Tru Calling:
Tru Davies and Jack Harper of course. I personally think they are spectacularly complex and attaching characters. Also, they look hot together (and the actors who play those two characters have such an alchemy on screen that some scenes make me shiver with delight), their relationship is fascinating, and opposites attract.
"You know, some people think Jack is a bad guy, but I would just say that Jack is misunderstood" -- Jason Priestley, special feature: opposing forces.
Zant/Midna also known as Midzant (Ever since I've read "Broken" by Pistolwink on FFN and "Like hell am I gonna tell you!" by My Dearest Sally Sparrow on FFN)
Kafei/Anju also known as Kanju (since forever, and I like fanfics like "for the sun so love the moon" by Serethia on FFN and AO3, "Legend of a masked hero" by mosherocks4 on FFN, "The long night" by MonarqueNocturne on AO3, etc.)
Link/Ganondorf also known as Ganlink (ever since I've read "Fiery read hair" by Chibineptune/Chibineptune87 on AO3 and FFN, and "Together for a lifetime" by CuriousDinosaur on AO3)
Link/Vaati also known as Vaalink (ever since I've read "These eyes" by Nepholim on FFN and "The Minish magician" by Eternalfluffy on FFN)
(Note: I ship two different Links with two different characters, they're not the same Link, and just for the record, I don't do polyshipping so you won't see me support threesome and foursome ships any time soon, this kind of thing sickens me and is a turnoff for me because there is no love and faithfulness in this, it's just lust, I do monoshipping ONLY, which means I'll ship a character with only ONE other character, as opposed to poly or multi shipping. In this case, I ship MC Link with Vaati, and an non-MC/other Link with Gan.)
A must watch playlist:
Magnus Bane/Alec Lightwood (Malec)
Simon Lewis/Isabelle Lightwood (Sizzy)
I don't really have a ship for this one (and I'm not in a hurry to have one either)
A list of my favorite ships (note: In my headcanon everyone is LEGAL, also folks please remember that age difference really doesn't matter when two CONSENTING ADULTS like each other):
- Oldsoulshipping (Cheren/Alder) (slash)
- Grantedshipping (Yellow/Lance) (het)
- Haganeshipping (Riley/Roark) (slash)
- Ferriswheelshipping (White(1)/N) (het)
- Absintheshipping (Burgh/Grimsley) (slash)
- Atmosshipping (Skyla/Falkner) (het)
- Moonringshipping (Rosa(2)/Colress) (het)
- Greyskyshipping (Nate/Hugh) (slash)
- Crystalshipping (Crystal/Eusine) (het)
- Secondaryshipping (Silver/Green Oak) (slash)
- Forestfireshipping (Erika/Blaine) (het)
- Firnshipping (Black/Brycen) (slash)
- Estuaryshipping (Cress/Marlon) (slash)
- Presumptuousshipping (Platinum Berlitz/Candice) (fem-slash)
- Originshipping (Wallace/Steven) (slash)
- Perfectworldshipping (Augustine/Lysandre) (slash)
- Hardenshipping (Archie/Maxie) (slash)
- Cutebonesshipping (Gladion/Hau) (slash) (I hate the name Sunandcloudshipping because of the negative dark cloud imagery associated with Gladion, so I'll stick to the name Cutebonesshipping)
- Shiningsunshipping (Lillie/Sun) (het)
- Eternalhoneymoonshipping (Kukui/Burnet) (het)
- Naheleahishipping(3) (Kiawe/Mallow) (het)
- Guznu (Nanu/Guzma) (slash)
- Hanadashipping (Red/Misty) (het) (I hate the name Mangapokeshipping because the name for the Ash/Misty ship is pokeshipping. To call Red/Misty Mangapokeshipping is to assume that Red is another version or a clone of Ash and nothing could be further from the truth, the game came first and the anime after, so Red was not based on Ash, it's the other way around. Ash is a dumbass boring loser who is extremely loosely based on Red, unlike Ash Red is really cool and interesting, so here, that's why I hate the name Mangapokeshipping, so I'm using the name Hanadashipping for both Game Red/Misty and Pokemon Adventures Manga Red/Misty. It's called Hanadashipping because Hanada City is the Japanese name for Cerulean City.)
- Teashipping (Bill/Daisy Oak) (het) (The shipping name is Teashipping because Daisy gave Tea to Bill when he was stressed. Odd but sweet.)
(1) Seriously, I much prefer the name White to the stupid, ugly, outdated name Hilda. Also, I much prefer the name Black to the stupid, ugly, outdated name Hilbert. Even the names Touko and Touya are better than that. Whoever named them Hilda and Hilbert in the english version, they were probably drunk when they did that. They could have chosen beautiful and more modern names. If my parents gave me such a terrible name (Hilda), I would hide away in shame. And with a name like Natural (that's not even a name!), no wonder the poor guy tell people to call him N (I don't know what his Japanese name is but I'm sure it's better than Natural which is not even a name). Nate and Rosa are okay names (and so are Kyouhei and Mei), but Hilda and Hilbert are downright terrible names. So I call the main protagonists of BW1 Black and White like the manga does, or I call them Touya and Touko, but not Hilbert and Hilda (I also hate the names Helio and Selene and I much prefer the name Sun and Moon or Kai and Mizuki).
(2) Also known as Mei.
(3) From the Hawaiian words for grass and fire.
Yes, I unapologetically and unashamedly am a hopelessly romantic shipper (I have a dozen or more ships on my list of favorite ships), a lost cause. I admit it and I assume it.
Tru/Jack. I'm madly in love with this ship, It's definitely my OTP.
Eliza wanted her character to kiss Jason's character on the show, so she support the Tru/Jack ship:
SHE SUPPORT MAH SHIP, SHE SUPPORT MY OTP, YAAAY!!! :) :)
My Candy Candy GooglePlus collection (in french and english)
Favorite genres: I'm a sucker for redemption/healing fics and most of all, I'm a sucker for villain redemption fics (and stories with complex characters). I'm also a sucker for family fluff fics. I'm also a sucker for good romance fics too.
The Ainulindalë (short fan films):
My Rainbow Brite Playlist (in english and french):
My AO3 page:
Book on fanfictions:
There's "Why fanfiction is taking over the world", by Anne Jamison.
Update (January the 1st 2016):
Oh boy this sucks (thanks for nothing FFN nazi staff):
For some stupid reason they're pretending it's because of "spamming". Which means that unless your link goes to Flickr, Twitter, Google, Youtube, or Facebook...they don't work. They'll work when you're editing your profile, but on the live site they just redirect to your profile. It's really, really annoying.
I don't understand what this "fix" is for. Links to "non approved" sites already weren't clickable, so what exactly has hiding them altogether done? The spam posts with them in will still appear. This has done far more damage to legitimate forums with useful links in than it will do to spammers.
Thus I had to delete most of the links in my profile because they don't work anymore and just redirected to my profile. But I kept the links that go to Google and Youtube since those are still working. You can still check out the Google and Youtube content links because they do work...
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