Jester’s need to prove herself probably stems from very real experiences with being infantilized by others, and especially the Mighty Nein in the earlier days.
Caduceus giving in the the Mighty Nein’s whims in the jungle on their way to the Menagerie is indicative of a much deeper problem within the Mighty Nein.
Haikyuu!! is coming to an end after 8 glorious years. It’s honestly quite hard to accept. It’s been such a huge part of my life for at least 6 years now. Of course I don’t want it to be over, but I’m also so very happy for Furudate-sensei. What an incredible accomplishment!! Not to mention, I can’t wait to see what they create next — after a very long, well-deserved rest.
For me, the biggest sign of an author who cares about their characters is the way they treat side characters, those not central to the main story.
Kiyoko and Ryuu’s relationship arc is an incredible feat of short-fiction writing.
Narrative choices within the Netflix adaptation have, so far, stripped Ciri (and to a lesser extent, Geralt) of agency they had in the original novels.
All punishment does is create more pain. But what makes the idea of “consequences” different from “punishment”?
Almost every major character in Haikyuu!! has what I call a “witness to growth”. Some have more than one. Hinata as the main character has almost every other major character as a witness, but even he still has a single primary witness.
One of my favorite things in Haikyuu!!, especially since the Nationals arc, has been the portions told from Akaashi Keiji’s point-of-view. Sure, Hinata Shouyou is the main character and protagonist of Haikyuu!! but Fukurodani and Bokuto Koutarou are ‘the protagonists of the world’.
It was this moment that I sincerely lost my mind. Not only had this show gotten our hopes up and delivered. It had raised the bar episode after episode, far surpassing any expectations we could have possibly put forward.