About magical girls.
Yes it’s a coming of age story troupe, for little kids, we’ve all watched some kind of a show like this. That’s not what I’ve been thinking.
What boggles me is that almost every magical girl refuses or doesn’t want the responsibility out right (denial of growing up?) but when they suddenly do for a dramatic reason X they most deffinetly give it 200% of their effort, know more or less what to say/do and instantly develop cheesy lines for their foes in battle.
Is it like encrypted into the thing that makes the girl(s) magical? To act this way always? Oh exept on the rare occassion that the girl in question is all like “okay lets go world won’t save itself” these girls are clutches and reckless and often cause more harm than good, yet everybody still loves them so as not shatter the volitile and fragile psyche of a young girl.
Magic always travels in groups, because friendship is magic and all that, but what if you watching have hard time making friends? Essentially being the “forever alone” girl (or guy) in school guarantees you’re not part of any magical friendship circle.
There must be but I haven’t seen, or if there isn’t there needs to be a show for the lone magical girls out there.
And whats with all the crushes? Yes yes, again the coming of age and its natural, yes it is. But how young are the girls again? Its okay to have crushes but the way most animes project them is imo too romantic in some cases.
And lets not forget the instantly colorcoded dresses and attacks with even more cheesy speeches. And the fact that everytime they realise something they grow stronger and the dress is more magical and harder to draw, give the animators a break.
Isn’t it like showing that the more glittee you wear the better you are?
I want a show where it’s reverse, the more you learn the kess fancy your clothes, because you learn to be humble, to accept yourself and not hide it under frills and frills and frills.
You learn to live responsibly and considerate and thats what it should be about, thats how most coming of age stories go anyways.
And finally, the magical thingamajig, there’s either a talking animal that gives it to you, you find it lyin around or a creepy old geezer sells it to you for dirt cheap or out right gives it to you.
A) it’s totally fine to take things from strangers
B) it’s totally fine to keep what you find and not take it to a responsible adult
C) the only way you could see a talking animal is if you are hammers out of this world, so pass me those shrooms will you
D) while encountering your spirit animal in a shroom daze do take anything that it gives you.
But heck, it’s a show for kids, all in good fun.
Isn’t every pokemon you own basically suffering from stockholm syndrome? Considering that you beat them up, put them in a tiny ball “prison/trap” hold them hostige for who knows how long and they, despite all that, grow to be your friends and fight for you.
Or is the fighting of a captured pokemon simply a defence mechanism against being put into the pokeball? What if they only fight and do what you ask because they’re afraid that you might put them in a ball or hurt them, like you did when you first captured them?
And then there’s the whole breeding thing. You are forcing pokemon babies from pokemon kidnapped from their homes and family groups, usually with the help of a ball of slime, ich. Thats like puppy breeding, exept you release the pokemon if it’s not what you expected. Which is uncalled for because not only are you disrupting the natural balance of the area, you are also throwing out pokemon that have just been born and are not yet capable of properly defending themselves.
And on the off chance your baby pokemon is what you want, you immidiately start training it to be a fighter like everybody else in your team.
And this is the norm in the pokemon universe. Everybody is doing it, even the “bad guys” who are against it.
Yes, you in turn might grow to love and respect your pokemon, but it doesn’t change the fact that you’ve kidnapped them, confined them and forced them to breed with slimes and to battle, maybe even against their own family.
Because how could you know, you are just a trainer, in a game, where all this is irrelevant dribbles, and you need to catch them all.