Two celebratory posts in row! Woot! September is a busy month! xD
Though this is a day late due to busy-ness…
And horray for her stunning victory against Komoe in Round 3 of SaiMoe! That’s my girl! ;D
(And oh yea, happy birthday to 7-san as well! ^^)
Haha, there’s no need to say why this post is necessary or to repeat myself about how much Amu is so special to me. But as to why she’s so special…
…will take more than a small little post like this for me to fully explain. And explain I will in good time because Amu deserves an extra-long Xiao post for everything she is. ^^
So a brief little flashback from my views on Amu then to my views on Amu now…
From the moment I got into SC!, I already loved Amu. On the superficial “She’s so cool~! And cute! Kyaa~!” level but I continued to love her even more as the plot went on. I never thought I would actually fall seriously in love with a fictional girl character, though.
I mean, I have expressed fangirl squeals of wanting to adopt her (which I did, lol
and this is where it just gets weird xD;), hug her to death and even “TAKE YOU HOME!!!” but you really won’t see Xiao acting in such a way. One, because I’m straight as a straight girl can be. Two, the idea of fangirls claiming to be “in love” with a person out of graphic novel makes me go “pfft, grow up”. Three, things like these just don’t really happen for real.
And I don’t take back those first two statements but the third was proved otherwise.
I really have fallen for this pink-haired, Cool & Spicy magical heroine in the almost 2-year span I’ve gotten to known her. And I mean everything about Amu, really.
I guess it was around the Lulu Christmas episode when I saw this screencap:
…that I realized and openly expressed I had a girl crush on her. At that point, she had matured and changed so much from the Amu in episode 1 that I was almost surprised by this young lady with such a beautiful smile. Course, I always knew Amu was going to grow up to be just that (and the fact that she was already a very beautiful person to begin with) but seeing Amu’s smile really affected me in more ways then one.
Then right after this episode, I opened my blog and did my first SC! post. With every
long-ass analysis I did for each episode and released chapters that followed, I delved more into each character’s…well, character. Naturally, I think the more you get to know and try to understand a character, the more your affection for them will grow (though there are cases in which the opposite can happen, too, but that’s for another day). True, to a lot of people, Amu may be another magical girl heroine with just a little more punch!spark of awesome in her but it’s never been far from my mind that she is literally the head of the next generation of her genre. And for that she gained my utter respect and love.
From there, everything just went all over the place. I admit that I haven’t always been happy with her (especially when I was so angry at Satelight screwing up my plox around ep 80) but eventually, I got over that and somewhere along the way…poof! All the things I knew and adored about Amu seemed to amplify with each new episode. I don’t know what is the exact thing that got me realizing how much Amu meant to me (was it because she had so many cute moments in the anime? Kanae Itou? Epic hug scenes? I dunno…) but I think it’s just as I said before. It just grew everytime I saw her to the point where *insert cheesy shoujo line* kono kimochi tomararenai (I can’t stop this feeling).
*prepares to be shot* xDDDD;;;;
But I am serious about this. Amu isn’t just another heroine with another henshin sequence in a manga series that shot it’s way up to immense popularity in a short time. No, she’s a person whom I’ve watch grow up with every new development that’s thrown her way and still continuing to progress on trying to find her true self. She’s cool, stubborn, EXTREMELY cute, very flawed but in the very good sense, clumsy, hilarious, noble, caring, deeply kind and so admirable but not so far off that I can’t relate to her.
And maybe it’s because of that last reason that I was able to see her as I do now, with all her great qualities only serving to make her even more wonderful in my eyes.
It’s really hard to explain since I’m trying to condense it to make it short but…I just really, really love this girl a lot. I love her funny quirks, her heroicness, her smile…everything.
And you can interpret it however way you will, but this will remain the same. No other person up till now has ever made me feel so deeply for them and I’m glad it’s Amu. ^^
Yes, and here’s the obligatory pic spam to illustrate just how awesome Amu really is (note: I just took these at random so not much of tsuntsun-Amu as there is smiling-Amu but we all love Amu so it doesn’t matter~ <3):
May you always be loved for who you are and the even more incredible person you will become to be. ^^
With that, I pause all blog activities for this weekend as of now. I will be attending NYAF (god, only 12 hours away, I should get some sleep before then, lol) and probably won’t have the time to make any posts when I come back since conventions are so tiring. But I will be making a LOT of tweet updates so if you want, just follow my Twitter for any screams of “YUI MAKINO!” and awesome stuff like that. x3
K, k. Ciao for now, readers! I’ll be back Monday with the loot! ;D