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Top Five Things Meme - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Jun. 28th, 2011 01:57 pm
Top Five Things Meme

Stolen from second_batgirl:

Top Five Things Meme: in which you ask me what my top five is (top five favorite bands, shows, ships, songs, celebrity crushes, flavors of ice cream, what ever you wanna know about me) and I respond with explanations and/or minipicspams.

Give me some good ones, please!

Joie

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eternitat
eternitat
Scandia Dream
Tue, Jun. 28th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)

Top five anime!


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Jun. 28th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)

Rurouni Kenshin



Porco Rosso



Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind



Story of Saiunkoku



Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood



Honorable mentions:

Fruits Basket - My all-time favorite manga, but the anime is so weak in comparison, I don't really love it.

Naruto - It's a trainwreck in terms of good story-telling, but I just can't help but love the characters and want to find out what happens to them next, so I keep coming back for more.


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major_dallas
major_dallas
Nate the Great
Tue, Jun. 28th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)

top 5 teary moments in entertainment


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Jun. 28th, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)

I'm going to interpret this as five moments that make *me* cry, consistently, even after multiple re-reads/watches.

5. Doctor Who, "The Beast Below"

"What if you were really old and really kind and alone? Your whole race dead, no future, what couldn't you do then? If you were that old and that kind and the very last of your kind, you couldn't just stand there and watch children cry."

Couldn't find a clip of the scene, but here's a nice fanvid summing up the episode:



4. The entire final third of Steel Magnolias, but especially the "laughter through tears" scene:



3. Fruits Basket chapter 85 - This is the culmination of a flashback in which Yuki, a lonely and abused child, meets the main character Tohru and realizes there is still hope in the world, even though it is only a tiny sliver. I like the official Tokyopop translation better than the one linked above:

"It's true. This isn't a world enveloped in light. But there's more to it than that. The world is more than darkness. It isn't only black."

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, "The Forest Again"

"He was not really fetching them: They were fetching him."

I was about to say that there's no video for this yet, but I guess, in a way, there is.

1. The Return of the King - "I can't carry it for you. But I can carry you!"


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major_dallas
major_dallas
Nate the Great
Wed, Jun. 29th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)

Good interpretation, interesting list especially Steel Magnolias because my mum has the same reaction.

I don't think anyone was around but it was Dobby's death scene and burial that got me...

Ah yes, Samwise, most awesome of all Hobbits... secretly when that happened, the Rudy theme was playing in the back of my mind for semi-obvious reasons I think ;)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, Jun. 29th, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)

the Rudy theme was playing in the back of my mind for semi-obvious reasons I think ;)

Lol! Yeah, but IIRC it was Sean Astin being carried in that one.


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penny_sieve
penny_sieve
I was called Sunshine the other day, made me happy
Tue, Jun. 28th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)

Top five ships (any media)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, Jun. 29th, 2011 12:49 am (UTC)

5. Life Goes On, Jesse/Becca - probably the first fictional couple I ever "shipped"



4. Naruto, Sasuke/Sakura (Really hard choice here, as I like a lot of ships for this show, but this is the one I loved first, so that's why I'm going with it.)



3. Avatar: TLA, Mai/Zuko



2. Harry Poter, OBHWF (It's one ship, darnit!)



1. Fruits Basket, Kyo/Tohru


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second_batgirl
second_batgirl
TSB
Tue, Jun. 28th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)

Top 5 A:TLA episodes


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, Jun. 29th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)

5. The Blue Spirit - It was around this time that I first started to really love the series. I like the mystery of the Blue Spirit's identity, the nuance introduced to Zuko's character, and the foreshadowing of a potential friendship between him and Aang.

4. The Beach - I love the homage to one of my all-time favorite films, The Breakfast Club, and the way this gives us more insight into the Fire Nation teens, especially Mai and Ty Lee.

3. The Boiling Rock, part 2 - For how awesome Suki and Mai are in this episode, and for sheer shipper glee at "I'm saving the jerk who dumped me."

2. Zuko Alone - This episode is unique in that it is entirely focused on Zuko--I don't believe we see the Gaang at all--and he really functions as the protagonist. I love the flashbacks and what they reveal about Zuko, and I love the way this episode foreshadows his later choices about who he will become. Ursa's advice to "never forget who you are" takes on a different meaning when Zuko later learns about his other grandfather and understands that who he is is more complicated than the destiny forced on him by his father.

1. Sozin's Comet, part 2: The Old Masters - This is the last episode before the major action sequences in the finale, the last bit of build-up. I enjoy the reappearance of several beloved characters like Bumi and Piandao (although in retrospect I've become annoyed by the lack of females among the "old masters"), and how a lot of things are brought full circle here. But the best part is Zuko and Iroh's tearful reunion and reconciliation and how it reminds me of the tale of "The Prodigal Son".

Honorable mention: It's probably obvious that I prefer intense, dramatic episodes, so I want to add that my favorite comedic episode is "The Cave of the Two Lovers". I adore the nomads' songs and the chemistry between Chong and Sokka cracks me up.


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tibbycat
tibbycat
Mark
Sat, Jul. 2nd, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)

Top five video games.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Jul. 3rd, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)

Yikes! I have to admit I rarely play video games. I do have a handful of Wii games that I play, and I have some fond memories of a few games on the original Nintendo--some that I played myself, but most that I watched my brother play and cheered him on. So...I'm going to have to think about this one a bit. (Also, I'm out of town right now and my internet time is limited, so that's another reason I'll have to get back to you on this.)


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tibbycat
tibbycat
Mark
Mon, Jul. 4th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)

Heh, that's fine. I wasn't sure how much of gamer you were :)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, Jul. 6th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)

Okay, now I'm ready to answer. I'm doing this in groups, 2 that I enjoy playing now, 2 that I have fond memories of, and 1 that fits both categories:

1. Beatles Rock Band - I like the Rock Band games in general, but this is my favorite because of the three-part harmony option.

2. Mario Kart Wii - Just pure, mindless fun.

3. Shadowgate - This old NES game was my favorite, and it has the distinction of being the only fantasy adventure/RPG-style game that I ever played all the way to the end. Basically, the reason I've never really been drawn in to being a games that much is because I have such bad coordination and reaction time, I canNOT play these games well. On something like Rock Band or Mario Kart that's no big deal, because you can have fun with games like those even if you suck. As a great lover of *epic stories* in other media, you might expect me to enjoy RPG-style games, but that's exactly the problem. I love stories and I don't want to have to work that @#^#%^$ hard to get them. But Shadowgate was an exception because it was all puzzles and mysteries and figuring out where to place the jewel to get the trapdoor to open and such. Absolutely no shooting of aliens or slashing of greeblies with swords--no fast reaction time required (although there was a mild time limit based on how long your torches would last). <3

4. The Legend of Zelda & sequels - I don't know if I ever actually played any of these games myself, but I watched my brother play them a lot, and was always kabitzing and almost as invested in them as he was.

5. Dr. Mario - One of my best friends around age 10-11 had this game, and I used to find lots of excuses to go over to her house to play. So when I got my Wii, I was happy to find they had a version of it on the WiiShop channel, and I still play it sometimes. :)


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