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Chu Chu doing weird shit
Remembered that Chu Chu has the same earring as Akio.
Miki and his stopwatch.They're just fucking with you. It's an anime, it's not fucking Myst.
Utena was no different from any other duellist until she honestly started giving a shit about what Anthy really wanted and really thought, rather than her idealized picture of an innocent, trapped maiden who only wanted friends. She had to accept that yes, there really are some unsavoury things about her friend, and that despite all the flaws and betrayal she finds beneath the surface, Anthy is still a human being, still worth caring about, and still worth saving. If Utena did become a prince in the end, then she's a very different type of prince than any other seen or described in the series.
I would like to officially register my vote for an Utena Final Thoughts episode of Geek Nights! As soon as possible, please, thankyouverymuch.I just finished watching the series for the first time. How many more times do I have to watch it before the color of the spinning roses makes sense? I was especially confused by the spinning blue rose when Akio's fiance's mom showed up. Come to think of it, I'm sure there was something important about her showing up, but I have no idea what.Also: I'm haunted by the end of episode 29, when nurses are discussing a terminally ill patient who insisted on leaving the hospital because he wanted to give someone the power to grant miracles. It seems really important and I never figured out how it all tied in. Help me Obi-wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.
I have seen Utena two or three times now (I'm not sure but I think I started third time, but let it hanging at some point) and if you'd ask me how all the things in the series connect, what the ending actually means and what was all that stuff, I couldn't answer. But after watching the series multiple times, I have realized that I don't need to "get" everything, or come to same conclusions as everyone else. For me one of the great points of Utena is that it can be watched with different focuses and I really got my kicks out of focusing on character development/ character exploration side of the story. Also I just realized that I pretty much resaid what I had already written earlier on this thread. Oh, well my opinions are important enough to read twice, aren't they?