I finished Princess Tutu and Spooks/MI-5 season three on successive nights. I may post in a substantive manner when I finish collecting the scattered and melted pieces of my heart and mind, but in the meantime, you guys feel free.

Spoilery comments for Princess Tutu go here.

Plot machine! Writer Fakir! Heroic dancing duckling Ahiru! Fakir/Ahiru 4-EVAR!!!

And... she is a duck! I can't believe they left her a duck!

From: [identity profile] marith.livejournal.com

Do you think Fakir will write her out of being a duck? I really hope so, but stories can be cruel.

Also, how *did* authorboy fend off the creepy librarians with axes?

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com

Does Fakir still have writer-mojo now that the town is no longer under Drosselmeyer's enchantment?

I think the axe librarians went away when the raven was defeated.

From: [identity profile] marith.livejournal.com

I think he does, as a direct descendant. He might resolve to never use it though.

And yeah, I expect the librarians went poof. I'm just curious as to how he managed to hold them off long enough.

(Also, your icon reminds me - I found another Manga Fowl of Doom! Melody of Oblivion has a True-and-False Bird that definitely qualifies. )
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From: [personal profile] octopedingenue

Well, Autor is a semi-direct descendant (must...go back...to screencaps...and trace...family tree...), so he might have had a bit of writer-mojo to fight back with. Or at least the desperate strength of a "I WILL NOT DIE A MINOR CHARACTER!" hissyfit!

Were the evil librarians just a part of the story? Wasn't there a counterpart to them in the real world or wherever Drosselmeyer came from? (I would kill to read or be inspired to write behind-the-scenes Drosselmeyer fanfic. "Thank you, Herr Writer, for creating stories for us; now to keep you from using your power against us we're going to cut off your hands so you can DIE HORRIBLY." Drosselmeyer: "Afraid...to die...must...write...revenge! ...in...very...quick...bloody...shorthand...")

From: [identity profile] marith.livejournal.com

Good point. Never underestimate the strength of a good hissyfit.
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From: [personal profile] octopedingenue

I thought Fakir could not be more awesomely hot and then they made him A WRITER.

Fakir/Ahiru writer/muse transcendent OTP of dancing DOOM. I want some Orihime Bridge of Birds-style human-bridge crossing, dammit!!


*so totally Scheherazade why else is Fakir's name Arabic

I will post comment now before I start babbling more

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com

"Fakir" is also Indian-- a country which also has a long tradition of nested meta-stories, such as the Jataka Tales.

Maybe Drosselmeyer wrote himself up a handsome and less creepy disguise for a one-night stand.

From: [identity profile] keelieinblack.livejournal.com

Princess Tutu makes me thank god for fanfic, because as perfect and right as the ending is, I might have cried myself to death if I hadn't had a bunch of post-series epilogues to read for comfort.
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From: [personal profile] oyceter

I know is it not awesome?! The plot machine! There's an actual story reason for all the clockwork gears behind Drosselmeyer! The whole thing with the walled city and strange people just appearing at the gates! Rue! Fakir and Ahiru OTP!!!!

From: [identity profile] telophase.livejournal.com

And... she is a duck! I can't believe they left her a duck!

Because if they hadn't, the ending wouldn't have gut-punched you as hard. :D That, and dwelling on the FMA ending, was what made me write that post about the elements of pwoerful endings. :) Which also had a bit of a genesis in the comments on this post, which you didn't read because I told you not to.
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From: [personal profile] larryhammer

I think the part I love the most is that, despite Fakir writing Ahiru's actions, the lines between muse and author and character gets completely blurred, until they are each other's inspirations. Meta driving the story! Feedback loops gone climactic!

I love that even more than Kraehe's slutty ballerina outfit.

I sometimes amuse myself with imagining the last handful of episodes written in the style of an Icelandic saga. As Seigfried (yes, that's his real name, just as in Swan Lake!) and his bride ride off in their swan carriage, the narration comments, "And now they are out of entirely inside the story."


From: [identity profile] thomasyan.livejournal.com

And... she is a duck! I can't believe they left her a duck!

have you watched the DVD extras yet? I love Ahiru's American voice actor's reaction to the last scene.

From: [identity profile] janni.livejournal.com

Toward the end of season one, when I became a Fakir/Ahiru fangirl, I thought I was just making things up because I'd fallen for Fakir, and much as the pairing might rock, it was surely not what the writers had in mind--clearly Mytho/Ahiru was the destined pairing, after all.

And then instead they followed through and built on this, and let Fakir/Ahiru happen. Which made me unbelievably happy.

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