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HOLY SHIT PEOPLE, IT'S NOT BAD ENOUGH WE'RE GETTING AN UTENA EXHIBITION RIGHT NOW

THEY. ARE. MAKING. A. NEW. MUSICAL. NEXT. YEAR. START LOSING YOUR SHIT RIGHT NOW

#376 | Back to Top06-13-2010 06:58:55 PM

Zabel Z
Ohtori Paramouri
From: Brazil
Registered: 05-18-2010
Posts: 91

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

pink haired gal wins my vote etc-love


Damm kids, get out of my lawn!!!

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#377 | Back to Top06-13-2010 07:55:28 PM

Cyrias
Tenjou Tilter
From: Exploring the psyche
Registered: 10-04-2009
Posts: 83

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Utena (UTENA +2), lol at the shadow-girls performing in the dark without any thing to see a torch with emot-rofl


In lumine tuo, videbimus amor ('In your light, we shall love') Slippy slippery mambo~ everyone at Ohtori is in some kind of spiritual land, created by Goddess Anthy and her brother Akio?!

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#378 | Back to Top06-13-2010 11:31:20 PM

OnlyInThisLight
KING OF ALL DUCKS
Registered: 01-15-2008
Posts: 4411

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

I wanna hear Utena's semi-confused, unintentionally profound and heartbreaking one-liner of obvious advice, or those innocently confident and self-assured platitudes of hers that can sometimes hurt just as much.

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#379 | Back to Top06-14-2010 02:00:40 AM

minervana
High Tripper
Registered: 10-10-2009
Posts: 246

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Miki

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#380 | Back to Top06-14-2010 06:20:00 AM

Dallbun
Tour Guide to Crawling Chaos
Registered: 10-19-2006
Posts: 689

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Utena is closest to our heart! And also, closest to our room. Convenience counts for something, right?

D-ko:
Yeah, I'll go talk to Utena.
She'll definitely help me out...


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D-ko:
Utena, are you still awake?

Utena:
Yeah, I am, but...

D-ko:
Could I sleep with you?

Utena:
Huh?

D-ko:
Now that I have a bed,
I guess that's kind of a weird thing to ask...


Utena:
Sure.
Let's sleep together. C'mon.

D-ko:
Thanks, Utena.

I tried to think of a better way to phrase "let's sleep together," but eventually gave up.

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D-ko:
Hey, Utena.
Tomorrow is the duel.

Utena:
Oh... now that you mention it, that's right.

D-ko:
...you don't seem very nervous.

Utena:
Yeah... I usually duel right after a challenge, anyway
There's no three-day wait.
Honestly, why three days later?
If you're gonna have a duel, it's better to do it right away.

D-ko:
So you're pretty confident about tomorrow.

Utena:
Not particularly.
I mean, I don't even know who I'm facing.

D-ko:
But you're not worried about it?

Utena:
It's not that I'm not worried at all,
but I just have to take it as it comes.

D-ko:
Man... Utena, you're the real thing.

Utena:
So anyway, there's no use brooding about it.

D-ko:
I guess not. [giggle]
I like that about you, Utena.

Utena:
Is that a compliment?

D-ko:
Of course.
Somehow, talking to you made me feel better.
Thanks, Utena.

D-ko asks Utena what she thinks about the duel tomorrow, and finds out that Utena doesn't think.

+2 UTENA

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We appreciate the thought, Chigusa, but you really don't need to bother.

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http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/6756/00001215.png

D-ko:
Good morning, Miki-kun.

Miki:
Oh, good morning. Tenjou-sempai.

Anthy:
Oh, you aren't walking with Kozue-chan today?

Miki:
Oh... Kozue didn't return home last night.

Utena:
What, really? You must be worried.

Miki:
This isn't the first time it's happened.
I'm sure she'll be here at school.

Utena:
Hmm... I wonder where she could have gone...

Chigusa:
Don't be stupid.
Doesn't that mean she snuck out for a date?

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D-ko:
Chigusa-san...
Why is Touga-san with...?

Chigusa:
Oh? Do you think it's strange for me to walk with my man?
Or are you just jealous?

D-ko:
No, I just...

Chigusa:
Good morning, Kaoru Miki-kun.

Miki:
I'd like to ask as well.
Why are you with Touga-sempai?
(Has your target changed?)

Chigusa:
[chuckle] Are you worried?
About your younger sister?

Miki:
...

Chigusa:
Well, that's fine. You can come, too.
There's something interesting I want to show you.
What? It's okay, we have a little time before school starts.
Well?

Miki:
I understand.

D-ko:
Miki-kun!

Miki:
Don't worry. I'll be back soon.

Chigusa:
In that case, excuse us.
Come, let's go... Touga.

(they leave)

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D-ko:
Will it really be okay...?

Utena:
What?

D-ko:
"What?" I'm talking about Miki-kun and Chigusa...

Utena:
Oh, yeah, you're right...
First period is gonna start any minute.
The math teacher is pretty strict about that kind of thing.

D-ko:
That's not what I'm talking about...!

(the bells ring)

Anthy:
Oh, it's the first bell.

Utena:
Ah, it's because we were standing around talking...
If we don't hurry, school's gonna start.
C'mon, walk, walk!

(she hoofs it)

D-ko:
Chigusa-san and the others went in the direction
of the ruined fencing hall...
Could it be...?

...that they're going to the ruined fencing hall. Could be. Could very well be. Maybe you should follow them.

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D-ko:
Chigusa-san... what are you up to?
Are you really dating Touga-san?
But Touga seemed weird this morning... I'm worried about him.

...or maybe you should go to class and worry about it ineffectually, giving Chigusa plenty of time to do whatever she had planned, and then go follow them. emot-rolleyes

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D-ko:
I was worried, so I came to check it out, but...
Nobody is here after all. Maybe I was over-thinking things...
Huh?


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D-ko:
These...
Are these Touga-san and Miki-kun's...?

Pick 'em up. You can sell them to their respective fanclubs later for a pretty penny.

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(the door to the classroom opens.)
Teacher: (Male)
Sanjouin...? What is it?

Chigusa:
I'm afraid I wasn't feeling well this morning.
Excuse me. I'm still recuperating...

Teacher:
I see. Well, from now on, please contact your homeroom teacher.
We were worried.

Chigusa:
Of course.

Teacher:
Alright, then. Sit down.

Chigusa: (quietly)
You came, didn't you? To the fencing hall.

D-ko:
Eh...?

Chigusa:
But... you were too late.

D-ko:
What do you mean, Chigusa-san? It can't be that...?

D-ko can't even bring herself to think about what Chigusa, Touga, and Miki might be doing in the abandoned fencing hall.

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(The bells ring, signaling the end of class. Students chat, and so on.)

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Utena;
Ahh, it's over, it's over.
C'mon, let's head back.

D-ko:
Huh? But, the morning classes have only just finished...

Utena:
Nah...
Today, the school decided that we only have class in the morning.
Didn't you hear?

D-ko:
Eh? Is that right...?
And, that's right... if I believe that masked person at the ball,
today is the day that I'm supposed to disappear...
Today, if Utena loses her duel...


Utena:
What is it? Is there something on my face?

D-ko:
No, nothing like that, but...
Hey, Utena. If that card from before is right,
you have a duel today, right?

Utena:
Oh, you're right! That's today.

...dammit, Utena, we reminded you of this last night. emot-mad

D-ko:
"That's today..."
Utena, did you forget about it?

Utena:
No, I remembered that it was coming up soon, but...
You know, usually duels happen right away,
(because someone suddenly gets all crazy or whatever.)
So anyway, I wonder why the 25th?
I think it's better to duel right away.

D-ko:
...hey, Utena? If you lose, I might disappear.

Utena:
Yeah. But, we don't know if that's true or not...
And anyway, if I win, it will probably be fine, right?

D-ko:
Yeah... probably.

Utena:
I may not look it, but I'm pretty strong.
I'm undefeated in my four duels, you know.

D-ko:
...yeah.

Utena:
C'mon, don't look so gloomy.
Today's a half-day... let's go into town to celebrate.
If it's okay, want to come with me?

D-ko:
Utena, you have a duel this evening!

Utena:
Oh, yeah.

D-ko:
Keep it together, Utena!

Utena:
Yeah, but, unlike normal, I don't even know who I'm dueling...
so I don't know how nervous to be or anything.

D-ko:
...(sigh)
What should I do... is there anyone I can talk with besides Utena?

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http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/5407/00001224.png

CHOICE:
There's nobody

Next time: another "you lose" ending.

Last edited by Dallbun (06-14-2010 06:20:21 AM)

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#381 | Back to Top06-14-2010 06:26:11 AM

crystalwren
Dark Whisperer
From: Brisbane
Registered: 04-21-2009
Posts: 1172
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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

D-ko can't even bring herself to think about what Chigusa, Touga, and Miki might be doing in the abandoned fencing hall.

I can. Hurr, hurr, hurr...

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#382 | Back to Top06-14-2010 09:01:15 AM

teyhy
High Tripper
From: Ecuador
Registered: 04-27-2010
Posts: 245
Website

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

We have just proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Utena just doesn't think, no wonder Anthy could sneak out to see her brother, become Mamiya to see Mikage, be at the top of the dueling arena before Utena, play with zombie Kanae and terrorize Nanami, all of this without Utena wondering where Anthy was... emot-rolleyes


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#383 | Back to Top06-14-2010 10:01:10 AM

satyreyes
no, definitely no cons
From: New Orleans, Louisiana
Registered: 10-16-2006
Posts: 10328
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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

And this time again.  Such perfect characterization.  emot-rofl

Apart from the faculty, the police, our parents, or even our friends on Facebook, there's nobody we can talk to.

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#384 | Back to Top06-14-2010 02:24:48 PM

Ruggahissy
Ballgoer
Registered: 10-26-2009
Posts: 148

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Kozue never came home last night, but acording to Miki this isn't the first time. I'll bet, Miki. I'll bet emot-redface.

Can I take a moment to say that in the classroom scene there's a girl sitting second to the front with the most awesome grey pig tails. Why is this girl not a duelist?

And also, God damn it Utena. emot-mad

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#385 | Back to Top06-14-2010 04:31:20 PM

Blowfish
Wakaba Wrangler
Registered: 05-12-2010
Posts: 13

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

D-ko asks Utena what she thinks about the duel tomorrow, and finds out that Utena doesn't think.

Could a more adequate summary of SKU exist?  Probably not.

I am excited for elevators. school-devil

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#386 | Back to Top06-14-2010 04:51:13 PM

Calamity
High Tripper
Registered: 06-13-2010
Posts: 244

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

D-ko:
...(sigh)
What should I do... is there anyone I can talk with besides Utena?

Snort. Our dear Prince is like talking to a wall sometimes. emot-rofl

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#387 | Back to Top06-14-2010 06:02:36 PM

Dallbun
Tour Guide to Crawling Chaos
Registered: 10-19-2006
Posts: 689

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Suddenly, D-ko has a panic attack.

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7052/00000388.png

D-ko:
Nobody!?
What should I do... I don't have anyone to talk to!
I'm all alone...
What should I do... What should I do...?


http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9206/00001226.png

D-ko:
Huh? Was this building always here?
"Nemuro Memorial Hall"... I've never heard of it.
Doesn't look like it's marked in my student handbook...
But the door is open, so I guess it's okay to go in?


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Hey D-ko, you didn't fill out a form. emot-mad

http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/6706/00001235.png
D-ko:
I... don't have any friends.
I did at my old school.
But at this academy...

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D-ko:
I'm not the sort of student
who comes to Ohtori Academy.
I'm surrounded by all these wonderful, goregous people...
But I'm just a useless, ordinary girl.

Mikage:
Deeper.
Go deeper...

D-ko:
I don't have any friends.
So... books are my only friends.
Only books, which can always make me smile...

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/8629/00001240.png

D-ko:
The real me is just a boring girl,
who only reads books.
The me who exists in this gorgeous world...
is just a lie.

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http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/468/00001246.png

Mikage:
I understand.
I suppose you have no choice but to Revolutionize the World.
The path before you has been prepared.

Interesting! Apparently D-ko is a bookworm desperately trying to reinvent herself at her new school. That fits. (Her best subject is even Japanese.)

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/1651/00001247.png

YOU BECAME A BLACK ROSE DUELIST.

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/8942/00001250.png

Utena:
What the heck? She was a pretty weak Duelist, huh?

Anthy:
Rather disappointing, wasn't it?

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Mikage:
Honestly.

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It's your own fault, Mikage. What about D-ko screamed "Duelist material" to you?

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/8494/00001257.png

And that's that. Not a great ending, but I wasn't really expecting it to be: it's the "total failure" mirror image of the Akio ending, after all. And I accomplished my goal of covering a whole lot of new ground, including all those Chigusa-pleasing choices that one ordinarily wouldn't take.

I think I'm done here: I don't plan on doing another playthrough like this, or at least not anytime soon. I'm going to miss exploring Ohtori with D-ko, but I have other projects I want to work on. Everyone, thanks a lot for following along and helping these game threads to thrive! It's been a pleasure! emot-keke


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P.S. Did I mention that when you load up the second disc, a random member of the cast sings the "Se-gaaaa!" riff? ...because they do.

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#388 | Back to Top06-14-2010 06:13:15 PM

Zabel Z
Ohtori Paramouri
From: Brazil
Registered: 05-18-2010
Posts: 91

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Utena:
What the heck? She was a pretty weak Duelist, huh?

man, Utena is so damn cruel sometimes, it's like she didn't payed any attention to poor D-ko worries.


Damm kids, get out of my lawn!!!

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#389 | Back to Top06-14-2010 07:09:50 PM

Ragnarok
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From: Canada
Registered: 10-20-2006
Posts: 4472
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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Aw, D-ko. emot-frown

What's sadder than a self-insert character realizing their true nature?

Thank you again for this and the other playthroughs, Dallbun! etc-love


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#390 | Back to Top06-14-2010 07:13:19 PM

Clarice
Well hello, Clarice...
From: New Zealand
Registered: 10-16-2006
Posts: 3102
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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

...Mikage's "Honestly." Just... emot-roflemot-roflemot-rofl I thought I could not love this man anymore than I already did. HOW WRONG I WAS. school-devil

Thank you, Dalbun, for doing this for us. It's been seriously awesome, and I can but imagine the time it must have taken to play, translate, screen cap and code these posts. So many of us would never have seen it without your AWESOMENESS, so...thank you so very, very much. etc-loveetc-loveetc-love

...and you comment about Utena's thought processes will give me joy for many years to come. IT'S SO DAMN TRUE. emot-biggrin


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#391 | Back to Top06-14-2010 07:28:13 PM

satyreyes
no, definitely no cons
From: New Orleans, Louisiana
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Posts: 10328
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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Marvelous, Dallbun.  Bravo!  Bravo!

Thank you so much; this thread, and the two preceding it, have been a very great pleasure to read and play along with.

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#392 | Back to Top06-14-2010 07:31:52 PM

Malacoda
Sunlit Gardener (Finale)
Registered: 07-26-2009
Posts: 180

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Dallbun, you're amazing. etc-lovepoptartetc-love

Also, this play through further shows that Utena just doesn't think/lacks common sense.

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#393 | Back to Top06-14-2010 07:57:28 PM

OnlyInThisLight
KING OF ALL DUCKS
Registered: 01-15-2008
Posts: 4411

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

I got to see douche-in-distress Touga.  My life is complete etc-love.

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#394 | Back to Top06-14-2010 08:56:11 PM

minervana
High Tripper
Registered: 10-10-2009
Posts: 246

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Thank you Dallbun! I'll have to learn Japanese so I can play this game myself school-eng101

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#395 | Back to Top06-14-2010 09:31:31 PM

SleepDebtFairy
Revolutionary
From: Virginia
Registered: 10-16-2006
Posts: 2095

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

...Honestly. emot-rofl etc-loveetc-love

I wonder what happened to the Chigusa duel?

And it all makes sense! Bookworm.. hmmm..



Dallbun, thank you so much for doing all of this for us. etc-love etc-love It's been so fun!


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#396 | Back to Top06-14-2010 09:37:13 PM

winksniper
Qualified Duellist
From: Under the Cherry Moon
Registered: 09-11-2009
Posts: 764

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Yes, Dallbun, thanks!  emot-keke
Even though I didn't participate much (I prefer to lurk for these threads.  emot-biggrin) I still think the whole thing is really freaking sweet.

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#397 | Back to Top06-14-2010 10:26:37 PM

Duelist Megu
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From: Calgary, AB
Registered: 12-07-2007
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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Yeah, a round of applause and vuvuzela (sp?) for Dallbun for running this.

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#398 | Back to Top06-14-2010 11:58:46 PM

Pfft
Touga Topper
From: Philadelphia
Registered: 12-09-2008
Posts: 51

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

The "Honestly" literally had me laughing out loud. I hope I didn't wake my flatmate. emot-biggrin

Thanks so much Dallbun for the amazing work!


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#399 | Back to Top06-15-2010 11:51:13 AM

teyhy
High Tripper
From: Ecuador
Registered: 04-27-2010
Posts: 245
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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Utena:
What the heck? She was a pretty weak Duelist, huh?

Zabel Z wrote:
man, Utena is so damn cruel sometimes, it's like she didn't payed any attention to poor D-ko worries.

Well, most men and Utena lack emphaty.

Dallbun! Thank you for all the time and effort you put in this thread, Thank you so much, Muchas Gracias. etc-love


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#400 | Back to Top07-16-2010 11:15:06 PM

Trench Kamen
Eternal Eschatologist
From: Los Angeles, CA
Registered: 12-08-2006
Posts: 903
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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Dalbun, this, and all the treads preceding, were a real treat. Thank you so much. I can't imagine how much time and effort this must have taken. etc-love

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