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Akt 9

Edel gives Fakir the fate-glory-happiness speech.  Also: "The story is continuing.  The story is alive."

Aww, Rue and Ahiru talking about dancing en pointe.  And Ahiru declaring their friendship.

I love how Neko-sensei inadvertently causes the parallel epiphanies of Fakir and Rue.  xD

"Who is the heroine of this story?"

Mytho's feeling of devotion manifests as devotion to Rue.

Wrong time to jump through the window, Fakir.  Way to screw up Tutu's intervention with Kraehe.

Akt 10

Okay, so it's never really made sense to me why Fakir recognized Ahiru's pendant as Tutu's.  Except for being made of the same material, it doesn't look anything like it.  Oh, wait, I replayed the scene and noticed that it stays in the shape of Tutu's pendant for about two seconds.

"I do envy your innocence," he says, and then Ahiru blushes like mad when he pats her head.  I think in the subtitles, the translation is something along the lines of "it must be nice to be one untouched by sin."  Either way, I adore this scene.  When I was first watching the series, I think this was when I really had to sit up and take note of the possibility of Fakir/Ahiru as something serious. 

Neko-sensei's lectures on love begin, yay!

Fakir is looking for Tutu who is actually Duck who is now stalking Fakir so she can get back the piece of jewelry that allows her to become Tutu.  I love this show.

Mmm, Fakir in his boxers, minus shirt.

Aww, little Fakir.  He's just a kid who wants to be a knight. 

Considering how young Fakir is when he starts to develop his control-freak tendencies toward Mytho, it's really no wonder that he's so out-of-control by the time of the current story-line.

Oh, the look on Fakir's face when Karon hits him.  Not to mention Karon's expression, and Ahiru's reactions throughout.

Aaand the duck hug scene.  Excuse me while I watch it seven times in a row and wibble.  We have entered hardcore shipping territory.

Ahiru, even if there's a heart shard inside the house, you're still breaking and entering.

Akt 11

Fakir's angsty, brooding dance practice!  With sparkling sweat!  *gigglefit*

I like how, in the first real conversation Fakir and Ahiru have, they're standing halfway across the room from each other.  Ahiru starts to take a step forward when she asks Fakir to work with her, but stops when he rebuffs her.  Body language is fun.

Ebine's restaurant is crowded now.

Why do they not listen to the heart shard talking about crows?  I realize Mytho isn't very bright at this stage, but isn't listening kind of Tutu's specialty? 

"It's dangerous not knowing your place in the world."

Akt 12

We have reached the Fakiru episode of season one.  I probably won't say too much, as I'll be busy replaying scenes over and over and giggling like a shipping fiend.

Note: the bed Tutu put Fakir in is actually Mytho's.  The one she sleeps against (but not actually in?  Is she really so modest that she won't sleep in an empty bed just because it doesn't belong to her?  WTF, Tutu) is Fakir's.

It could just be that I'm being overly analytical (with Princess Tutu? Pff--hah!) and making things up, but when Tutu talks to Fakir, she sounds a little more like Ahiru.

Kraehe breaks the fourth wall so she can ask Drosselmeyer for favors.  She's just that badass.

When Fakir and Ahiru fall over the ledge, Ahiru flaps her arms like she's trying to fly.  xD

Oh, hey!  Fakir does laugh.  Sort of.  Right before he tells Ahiru about reading Prinz und Rabe to Mytho, he smiles and sort of snorts.  Not exactly a belly-laugh, but whatever.

Akt 13

"Don't do such a pointless thing.  Are you stupid?"  "What--stupid?"  Okay, I don't think I was imagining it.  Tutu does talk more like Ahiru when she talks to Fakir.

And she almost quacks when she thinks he's dead.

Luci Christian even makes Tutu's voice sound more like Ahiru's.  I can't remember if it was like this in the Japanese.

Oh, by the end she's acting more like Tutu.

Uh, I did notice other things about this episode.  I just wasn't moved to write about them.  This episode is mostly action, after all.

Akt 14

In Ahiru's dream, Mytho just sort of grabs her.  She looks so startled.

I'd forgotten that Mytho actually turns into Fakir in Ahiru's dream.

"You need to treat girls more nicely, Fakir," says Mytho.  And then Fakir's expression.  xD

Mytho starts being interesting!

Akt 15

"Promise to love only me and to hate everyone else."  Raven!Mytho is a really bad boyfriend.

And we finally, finally get to the point in the series where Tutu has to work against Mytho.

And Pique returns to the Fakir Faction.

Akt 16

UZURA!

"The story is progressing, deeply, quietly, in a place where little Duck can't see it."

I kind of wish there had been more conversations between Uzura and Fakir in the show.  Even without adding in Ahiru, their interactions are amazingly cracky and adorable.  And I would have loved to see Fakir telling her about Ahiru.  

"You need to do as I tell you."  Fakir, I know you're trying to protect Ahiru, but really.  Going into controlling boyfriend mode just doesn't work very well.

"... Hey ... are you angry with me because I kept it from you?"  "A little."

Akt 17

FEMIO!

And Ahiru making the "I love you" mime at Fakir.



Date: 2009-05-12 05:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] haleysings.livejournal.com
"I do envy your innocence," he says, and then Ahiru blushes like mad when he pats her head. I think in the subtitles, the translation is something along the lines of "it must be nice to be one untouched by sin." Either way, I adore this scene.

Oooh, I really like both versions of that line. There's a few moments in the dub where they're not really matching up with the sub, but they find something that carries the same meaning and sounds really cool--i think that line is one of them.

Considering how young Fakir is when he starts to develop his control-freak tendencies toward Mytho, it's really no wonder that he's so out-of-control by the time of the current story-line.

Yeeeaaah, it's a little obvious why he has...issues. I wonder how long it was before Karon started to realize how bad he was getting? Speaking of...

Oh, the look on Fakir's face when Karon hits him. Not to mention Karon's expression, and Ahiru's reactions throughout.

Even though this is a pretty dramatic scene, I think i couldn't help but go 'YES!' when Fakir got slapped. XD; Even if it's...technically child abuse. (Also, it's sort of funny that both Fakir and Karon eventually resort to slapping to try to protect someone they care about, only to realize right afterwards that it as a BAD idea. Like father, like son?)

Fakir's angsty, brooding dance practice! With sparkling sweat! *gigglefit*

That scene...I like it a LOT, but man, it really does look sorta silly.

Why do they not listen to the heart shard talking about crows? I realize Mytho isn't very bright at this stage, but isn't listening kind of Tutu's specialty?

Yeeeaaah, uh. I've always thought it was funny that nobody went "Wait, hold up there, crows?"

"It's dangerous not knowing your place in the world."

Drosselmeyer is so freaking quotable.

Kraehe breaks the fourth wall so she can ask Drosselmeyer for favors. She's just that badass.

I'm trying to remember...is this the only time one of the characters calls on Drosselmeyer? I think it is. Very cool.

When Fakir and Ahiru fall over the ledge, Ahiru flaps her arms like she's trying to fly. xD

LOL I forgot about that. XDDDD That is so awesome. Oh, Ahiru.

Oh, hey! Fakir does laugh. Sort of. Right before he tells Ahiru about reading Prinz und Rabe to Mytho, he smiles and sort of snorts. Not exactly a belly-laugh, but whatever.

I thought that was more of a "hn" noise...? But maybe it could count as a laugh...

"Don't do such a pointless thing. Are you stupid?" "What--stupid?" Okay, I don't think I was imagining it. Tutu does talk more like Ahiru when she talks to Fakir.

LOL, I love that scene. It's like...Fakir's so rude he makes even TUTU break out of her ultra-formal speech to be like "EXCUSE ME?" Good call on it sounding like Ahiru, too...come to think of it, Fakir calls Ahiru's name later on when she's saving him from the tree, not Tutu's. I think part of the reason they function so well as a team is they can see the other for who they really are.

"You need to treat girls more nicely, Fakir," says Mytho. And then Fakir's expression. xD

I wish there had been time for more interactions of Mytho and Fakir like this. It's HILARIOUS. particularly since at this point Mytho still doesn't get the concept of tact, so he's perfectly happy with telling Fakir about all of his flaws.

I kind of wish there had been more conversations between Uzura and Fakir in the show. Even without adding in Ahiru, their interactions are amazingly cracky and adorable. And I would have loved to see Fakir telling her about Ahiru.

SHOOT, now I wish they'd done that, too. How disappointing...! (Really, there's a LOT of stuff they couldn't have done because of pacing/time constraints that I wish they could've done anyway.)

"... Hey ... are you angry with me because I kept it from you?" "A little."

I love how pouty Luci Christian sounds in that scene. xD

FEMIO!

Yeah, that's pretty much all that needs to be said about akt 17. XD

Date: 2009-05-12 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kai-lis.livejournal.com
Oooh, I really like both versions of that line. There's a few moments in the dub where they're not really matching up with the sub, but they find something that carries the same meaning and sounds really cool--i think that line is one of them.

Yeah, I've been pretty impressed with the dub. There are so many things that really depend on the right wording, and they've really done a good job translating it. Edel alone must have been such a pain .... But yeah, I was happy with that version of the line. It gets across exactly the same point, and hits all the right buttons. *is a bit obsessed with syntax*

Yeeeaaah, it's a little obvious why he has...issues. I wonder how long it was before Karon started to realize how bad he was getting? Speaking of...

Even though this is a pretty dramatic scene, I think i couldn't help but go 'YES!' when Fakir got slapped. XD; Even if it's...technically child abuse. (Also, it's sort of funny that both Fakir and Karon eventually resort to slapping to try to protect someone they care about, only to realize right afterwards that it as a BAD idea. Like father, like son?)


Yeah. I wonder what it was like raising Fakir and Mytho. I can see Karon thinking Fakir's just going through a phase, for a while. And yeah, Fakir had needed someone to slap him for a long time, and I think it had to be Karon. And yeah, like father, like son indeed. They both try to protect the one they care about the wrong way, and then Tutu/Ahiru helps them stop.

Drosselmeyer is so freaking quotable.

Oh man, I know. Everyone in this series is. It's crazy, trying to keep up with all the significant stuff everybody keeps saying. xD

I'm trying to remember...is this the only time one of the characters calls on Drosselmeyer? I think it is. Very cool.

Hmm. I think Fakir yells at him later (like, when Drosselmeyer takes Tutu into the story? I don't know. Something else to watch for ...), but I'm pretty sure Kraehe's the only one who has the audacity to ask him for a favor. xD

I thought that was more of a "hn" noise...? But maybe it could count as a laugh...

Maybe. I think I'm just going to be charitable and call it the equivalent of laughing for Fakir.

LOL, I love that scene. It's like...Fakir's so rude he makes even TUTU break out of her ultra-formal speech to be like "EXCUSE ME?" Good call on it sounding like Ahiru, too...come to think of it, Fakir calls Ahiru's name later on when she's saving him from the tree, not Tutu's. I think part of the reason they function so well as a team is they can see the other for who they really are.

And when he's calling her out of Drosselmeyer's story, he also calls her Ahiru. Yeah, it's a bit of a theme for them, isn't it? It works the same way when Fakir drops his bastard act around duck!Ahiru.

I wish there had been time for more interactions of Mytho and Fakir like this. It's HILARIOUS. particularly since at this point Mytho still doesn't get the concept of tact, so he's perfectly happy with telling Fakir about all of his flaws.

Yeah. It's really too bad that the majority of Fakir and Mytho's interactions had to be so serious. I wonder when Mytho got the tact heart shard back. xDDD


Date: 2009-05-12 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] haleysings.livejournal.com
Yeah, I've been pretty impressed with the dub. There are so many things that really depend on the right wording, and they've really done a good job translating it. Edel alone must have been such a pain .... But yeah, I was happy with that version of the line. It gets across exactly the same point, and hits all the right buttons. *is a bit obsessed with syntax*

Yeah, I think the dub's script won some awards on Anime On DVD's forums, and deservedly so, I think. I can't think of another anime that's had a dub that was so accurate while not being awkward at all. I mean...the "sin" line is great in Japanese, I'm sure, but it'd sound really odd spoken in English for someone informal like Fakir. (There's another bit in episode 20 when Fakir accuses Mytho of "sugarcoating things" that's similar. I forget what the sub for that line was, though...)

I wonder what it was like raising Fakir and Mytho. I can see Karon thinking Fakir's just going through a phase, for a while.

Yeah, that makes sense. Particularly if he didn't hear Fakir say anything about being the Knight...he'd probably just think it was a game, or something.

Really, Karon deserves a Father of the Year award. XD Not only is he a single parent, he has to take care of heartless!Mytho, a boy that's emotionally scarred by the deaths of his parents, and later on Uzura...although he had Raetsel to help, but SHE'S not without her problems, either.

Hmm. I think Fakir yells at him later (like, when Drosselmeyer takes Tutu into the story? I don't know. Something else to watch for ...)

I was thinking there might be something there, too, but I can't remember. I know there was Fakir standing at the grave looking all serious as the wind blew through his hair, and Drosselmeyer was cackling something, but I don't remember Fakir saying anything or exchanging words with him...

And when he's calling her out of Drosselmeyer's story, he also calls her Ahiru. Yeah, it's a bit of a theme for them, isn't it? It works the same way when Fakir drops his bastard act around duck!Ahiru.

Yeah. That's why they work as a pairing--the whole, seeing someone for who they really are, thing.

Yeah. It's really too bad that the majority of Fakir and Mytho's interactions had to be so serious. I wonder when Mytho got the tact heart shard back. xDDD

I think I heard once that there's an in-joke in the Tutu fandom in Japan that Mytho lost that part of his heart and never got it back. xDDDD

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