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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

#76 | Back to Top09-14-2011 02:46:59 PM

CoffinBreaker
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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

@Ashnod

For #8 I wouldn't really make that assumption =_=; Personally I see the prince choice as all-but unattainable, especially to the cast of the series. If any of them truly embodied that ideal then I probably would have lost interest pretty early in :/


You don't need to understand Revolutionary Girl Utena to understand it.

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#77 | Back to Top09-15-2011 08:47:08 AM

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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?

My good friend, Josef, was also instrumental in reviewing Extreme Bishoujo Wrestling, my anime megamix fan fiction.  At one show (chapter 17, the Cage of Blood Pay-Per-View), I was going to premere multiple new characters, and I didn't know if he knew who they were.  So we hang out every week and watch funny internet videos and pirated anime (because we're both broke and have no jobs, you see, I beg for your forgiveness.)  I showed him the first episode of several shows, including Chrono Crusade, Venus Versus Virus, and Utena, to get him up to speed.  Then he said, after watching the first two episodes of Utena, "You know what?  I'd like to continue watching this."  So we watched three episodes a week, as much as the Megavideo limit would allow, right up to the end.

2. Which character would you have sex with and why?

This is where things get a bit tough.  Anyone who's watched my Deviantart page knows I rally against kiddie porn and underage porn that seems to flood the site on occasion.  So I'd have to say IF Juri was legal age, if she was 18 or older (I don't know if she is), then it'd be her.  She's just so... complex.

3.Your favorite pairing and why!

I'm fascinated by the whole Juri-Ruka-Shiori triangle, if for no other reason than, for Ruka, it would either end up really good, or really bad.

4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?

If they were all legal age?  I would review it in a humorous way for a website.  I might give up coffee for life, which is okay, because I don't like coffee.

5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?

1. Make sure I wasn't drugged or that someone hadn't slipped me some acid.
2. Borrow a cell phone and call Josef, tell him that 'the event has happened'.
3. Have a brief chat with Juri, tell her I respect her.
4. Chill out with Chuchu.
5. Have a long discussion with Mikage, if I can find him.
6. Catch a few pictures of Touga and Saionji j***ing each other off and sell them on the internet.
7. Never stop punching Nanami in the face.

6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?

Careless Whisper.  Personally, I prefer Seether's cover.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7imqO-OBVk

7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?
Black.

8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)
Black Rose Duelist.  I have issues.

9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?
I've been manipulated by my own vices and insecurities before.

10. Do you think waffles will make Saiyonji smile?
Only if they're shaped like Saiyonji slapping the crap out of Anthy.

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#78 | Back to Top10-26-2011 10:14:39 PM

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Registered: 10-26-2011
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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?

It was recommended to me by the internet many times. I didn't make it past the intro on my first attempt, but once I managed to sit through an entire episode I was pretty much hooked.

2. Which character would you have sex with and why?

I would want to have sex with Juri.

I would be getting sex from Saionji.

That's not a bad thing, but I've got a feeling the boy would be high maintenance emot-rolleyes

3.Your favorite pairing and why!

OTP goes to Utena/Anthy for the usual reasons.

Het Selection goes to Tsuwabuki/Nanami (when it's legal) because I think they'd make one for one of the healthier combinations possible in the Utena-verse.

Yuri Pick goes to Juri/Utena both because of their on-screen chemistry and because I think it would be hot etc-wankdude

Yaoi Pick goes to Touga/Saionji not as a happy pairing so much as that I have a mental image of those two 5 or 10 years into the future cheating on a wife or wives by casual sleeping with each other from time to time.

4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?

Not much emot-confused

But for good fan fic of any pairing but Utena/Anthy, I'd declare the movie non-cannon and personally respond to every peice of hate mail myself school-devil

5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?

Immediately take off in search of my prince.

(Of course, if they were kind enough to send him along with me, the first thing I'd do is coerce him into stealing Touga's little red motorcycle emot-dance.)

6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?

Her Tragedy for Nanami.

Because sometimes you just can't argue with cannon etc-love

7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?

Probably some interpretation on "hazel" in the brown-green variety because I suffer from a lack of perseverance and dedication in everything but romance.

8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)

Rose bride. It's probably not a compliment to my character but you wear the shoe that fits.

9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?

I once kept easter eggs hidden in my bed. It was a strange time in my life emot-redface

10. Do you think waffles will make Saiyonji smile?

Depends on whose "waffles" they are~

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#79 | Back to Top11-24-2012 10:35:11 AM

Dazmi
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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?
Someone listed it as one of their favourites and it looked interesting. Turns out it was.

2. Which character would you have sex with and why?
Saionji, be it top or bottom.

3.Your favorite pairing and why!
Top 5 out of order (I'm cheating, whatever):
Utena x Akio
Touga x Saionji
Anthy x Akio
Saionji x Nanami
Kouze x Anyone

4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?
Not much.

5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?
Go to work and do my best.

6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?
Akio. More so for the visuals.

7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?
Green, 'cause favourite colour. Pink might also be a cool choice.

8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)
Duelist.

9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?
Tsuwabuki's growing pains, I guess. Although that was LONG ago.

10. Do you think waffles will make Saiyonji smile?
It's possible.

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#80 | Back to Top11-24-2012 04:34:33 PM

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From: Ontario, CA
Registered: 11-10-2012
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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

This looked fun so I thought I'd try!

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?

I saw some really gorgeous fanart, plus I kind of had a crush on Anthy <:3c

2. Which character would you have sex with and why?

I don't really think about doing that kind of stuff with fictional characters but I don't think I'd necessarily say no to a weird threesome with Akio and Anthy

3.Your favorite pairing and why!

-Akio/Anthy (I'm so sorry I actually have no excuse for this awfulness)
-Utena/Anthy (Horrible gross sobbing)
-One-sided Touga/Utena (I don't really know how to explain this one I just thought Touga's feelings for Utena were really sweet)
-Juri/Shiori (I'm just really fond of emotionally abusive pairings ok I'm not to sure what this says about me)

In all honesty I pretty much ship everyone/everyone haha

4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?

I'd wait until it became available for online download because I'm lazy as all hell

5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?

Admire Utena and Anthy from afar probably

6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?

This song always reminds me of Anthy for some reason I dont really know why

7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?

I'd try my hardest to avoid the duels, but I think mine would be a light pink, simply because it's my favourite colour :' )

8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)

I'd like to think of myself as a prince, but truthfully I think my personality matches more to that of a rose bride. I'm a very passive and soft-spoken person, but I can also be very outgoing and determined when I want to be, so I'm not too sure!

9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?

I found myself really relating to Wakaba. Me and her are pretty similar!

10. Do you think waffles will make Saionji smile?

I've been staring at this question for like five minutes trying to think of something clever to say but honestly I've got nothing


"Which sky shall we travel to next?"

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#81 | Back to Top11-24-2012 04:41:15 PM

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Registered: 05-25-2012
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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?

I heard about this anime (don't remember where) about a girl who wants to become a prince, and decided I had to give it a try. The description "Eva for girls" also worked, even if I can see some problems with it. ;)

2. Which character would you have sex with and why?

EVERYONE (Ok not really)
Uhh I feel predictable for saying this, but probably Touga. What can I say, his hair is pretty. :'( Saionji is cute when he's wearing his hair in a pony tail (and when he's not slapping Anthy around), but I suspect that if I somehow got into his pants, some unpleasant baggage would follow.

3.Your favorite pairing and why!

Anthy/Utena. Yup, pretty typical, but their relationship is the heart of the show after all.
And Touga/Saionji, because etc-wankgirl
For something a bit more cracky (though it could be worse), I think Utena/Nanami would be entertaining. They have their differences, and similarities.

4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?

Uhm

5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?

Magically know how to speak Japanese (what? I'm sure that's possible in Ohtori!)
Take pictures of everything. Ohtori is so pretty, even the phallic tower. u_u
Try to sneak into the dueling arena without a rose crest.
Have Miki help me with my homework like everyone else.

6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?

I'm no good with songs. D: Though Girl by Tori Amos fits Anthy pretty well. And I did kind of try to make an AMV to Portrait of a Girl from Bare, but I don't know how well it would turn out.

7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?

I want greeeen. Although it's Saionji's color, but it's my favorite, with a more dusty hue.

8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)

Rosebride, I guess. I'm kind of passive. u_u
POSSIBLY a black rose duelist.

9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?

Nah, I don't have a hot older brother.
I mean what.
Seriously though, I do often wish I could find that "shining thing" from my childhood, though unlike Miki I don't have a messed up sibling relationship to deal with. And I've felt like a failure compared to my friends, but I didn't deal with it like Shiori or Saionji, at least.

10. Do you think waffles will make Saiyonji smile?

Maybe? Depends on the context (like other people have said, served by either Anthy or Touga. Or maybe Wakaba.)


Damn, now I want waffles. emot-gonk

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#82 | Back to Top12-04-2012 11:43:20 PM

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From: Saint Charles, IL
Registered: 12-03-2012
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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?

I began watching it because I always remembered seeing it all over Tumblr. That, and I'd seen it mentioned in magazines and in this book I'd read as a sophomore in high school.


2. Which character would you have sex with and why?

Oooh, this is actually a tough one for me to answer. Juri is my waifu but Touga... I know he's not the best to go with but after playing Tales of the Abyss I've picked up on a thing for redheads.


3.Your favorite pairing and why!

Touga/Utena, definitely. I think it's because I like to watch Touga struggle to catch her attention. Not to mention that I think he finds her to be a good catch. Most of the girls he involves himself with are fawning over him non-stop. Utena won't even give her the time of day.


4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?

Romantic things? You mean, like going on a picnic? I would more than likely hug them until I was asked to stop.


5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?

Cry, because I know I'd somehow be roped into Akio's plans.

6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?

"Torn" by Natalie Imbrugalia fits Utena, I think.

7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?

Purple. I have a tendency to become enamored with someone, even though I've just met them. (read as: Akio)

8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)

I've been called noble before, and I put others before myself to the point of where I tend to forget about myself, so a prince I suppose?

9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?

Hmm. I've been in love with someone (and kissed that same someone) while they were in a relationship with another. The whole thing with Akio and Utena, I suppose. Though not to the degree that the two of them went to. emot-keke;

10. Do you think waffles will make Saiyonji smile? etc-saiowank

Only if they grant him something eternal. Will he be eternally full? Or eternally pondering why they taste so good? I'm not sure...


"If we are ever separated, I swear I will change the world."

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#83 | Back to Top12-05-2012 02:27:43 AM

Rosesareawesome101
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From: Brisbane
Registered: 10-31-2012
Posts: 194

Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?

Evangelion lead me to it since it was deconstruction a lot of anime trope and that turns me on in regards to good anime storylines.

2. Which character would you have sex with and why?

Juri but I'm 15 years of age so I have to wait(Does my avatar suit me at times?)

3.Your favorite pairing and why!

Not completely interested in shipping But Anthy/Utena in the tv series(The movie does't capture the relationship very well aside from making it more homoerotic in nature)

4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?

Nah I got the movie to take care of that since it essentially it fan fiction(Think about it

5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?

Stay the hell away from the Akio mobile and try to become a student council member

6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?

Sunlit Garden(At times)

7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?

White since it a suitable symbol for Adolescence in some sense

8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)

Of Course I'm a bloody duelist I have been doing this since my freshmen years

9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?

Not yet but that just the result of my anti social nature for me

10. Do you think waffles will make Saiyonji smile?:saifap

Nah

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#84 | Back to Top12-05-2012 03:34:47 AM

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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?

A friend bought me the VHS tapes after Animerica convinced him it would be my kinda thing. And... it was!

2. Which character would you have sex with and why?

When I was that age: I woulda pursued Juri (hopelessly) in the laziest way possible.

If they were my age: Judging by who I do sleep with, Shiori's ranking pretty high here. (In the best ways, naturally.)

3.Your favorite pairing and why!

I really really wanted Wakaba and Siao to work out for the best, and I guess not being with Saionji and Saio being alone might be considered for the best.

Shipping: Utena/Shiori. I think they'd make each other step up and mature faster and more reasonably than the hypocrites that are yet lionized, Anthy and Juri. They're a lot alike and they're both trapped by the image of themselves as victim-overcoming, and as the one who must prove themselves, the child-leader in a relationship. Putting that against itself is good frisson (and they have the best hair).

Plus, it's frees up Anthy and Juri (and Touga), who're better as free agents.

4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?

Not as much as you'd think. I'm frigging lazy. And cheap. And everyone already looks doe-eyed at each other in the series and blushes or turns their head dramatically. That works better for me that cartoon teenagers having sex on a twenty-five dollar videotape.

5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?

"There's no place like home. There's no place like home. There's no place li... ooooh! Akio car."

6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?

Right now, I'm torn between Lou Reed's Warrior King and Bikini Kill's Rebel Girl being my fundamental SKU song.

7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?

I want a blue rose! True story: I snuck ikuni roses (which are blue) into a garden of otherwise real life flowers in my chapbook, Fragments of a Lesser.

8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)

None of the above. If I'm lucky.

9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?

Too many. I feel terminally deprived at not having a late night dance-athon in a flooded rose garden high above campus, though.

10. Do you think waffles will make Saiyonji smile?

Waffles! They are waffle-y! And can haz syrup.


My Brain is the Wakaba and Shiori Funtime Hour. With limited commercial interruption.

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#85 | Back to Top12-05-2012 03:19:12 PM

Nastia
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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

1) Because a friend told me so, first I didn't pay attention to her because I was very indifferent to classic shoujo and I was too obsessed with Evangelion. I decided to watch it when I realized that there was a lot of symbolism and mind-screw. No regrets.

2) Is hard to choose... etc-jurishlick but maybe Mikage, and I dislike men who sleep with everyone but I will make an exception for movie!Touga.

3) the most cute pairing is Utena/Anthy. Also, Juri/Shiori/Ruka, because of the wangst; Mikage/Tokiko, because these two episodes were my favourites of the entire series; Utena/Movie!Touga because of the elevator scene. Aaaand ... Akio/everyone, for the lulz.

4) I'll mug them too. school-devil

5) ASDFGH EEEEKKKK emot-gonk

6) Toki ni ai wa! Toki ni ai wa! emot-dance... (But "Shounen yo ware ni kaere~" makes me thing about Akio :S -not the entire lyrics, just that verse)

7) Black. I would be mindraped on Mikage's elevator and then I would pull a sabre from my Prince's chest. But if I was a regular duellist, my rose would be purple because I feel very identified with that colour. I don't know how to explain why.

8) I'm not submissive enough to be a rosebridge; and I'm very far from being a prince. Some time ago I could be a black rose duellist because my selfish motivations and desires of revenge against the whole world.

9) When I was in High School, I was a very, very, very emo mixture of Shiori-Wakaba. No more explications.

10) NO, SAIONJI NEVER SMILES! etc-saiowank

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#86 | Back to Top12-05-2012 08:20:45 PM

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Registered: 09-16-2012
Posts: 454

Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

Bandwagons!


1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?

A former girlfriend of mine got me into it. At first, I wasn't too excited, but she told me to keep with it. Now, it is one of my favorite shows.


2. Which character would you have sex with and why?

Juri. Strong, confident, will kick your ass. She'd probably be a freak in the sack. Also, dem quads. MMMMmmmmm, dem quads.


3.Your favorite pairing and why?

Hmmm, I don't really have a favorite pairing, just a fond appreciation for the uniqueness of all the relationship polygons in the show. JuriXMiki isn't bad, I guess. It's only ever hinted at, never developed. Would probably be fucking amazing if it was.


4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?

First off, why are people still using VHS? Second, probably. Who doesn't like to have rare collectibles, eh? etc-jurishlick


5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?

Shit, I'd be all up in that. I'd fight for a position on the Student Council, study my ass off, learn an instrument, take fencing more, start a true theatre club, attempt to find absolution, enjoy all of the crazy ass shit that goes down, and get that sweet nectar of Revolution.


6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?

I'd want to say "Parachute" by Ingrid Michaelson, but they never do anything. I'll have to settle with "Everything Else" from the Next to Normal soundtrack. Fucking love that show.


7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?

Cobalt. Dark blues are amazing. They're deep, sometimes so much so that you have to work to actually distinguish the color. It's enticing, charged, subtle, but full of potential.


8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)

Duelist, most likely. I don't think one can truly achieve princedom until they reach the end point and nip at Revolution. I don't think I'd make a Rose Bride (mostly because of the penis), but I've always wanted to be pretty, and some Black Rose duelist might take advantage of one thing or another and screw me over.


9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?

I'm sort of an amalgam of the situations. I identify with Ruka at times because I used to be sick quite chronically, and my previous advances towards the fairer sex were either rejected or kind of disregarded. I identify with Miki and his struggle of perfecting form, exactness, but still longing for the imperfect passion. I identify with Keiko Sonoda in that I don't like playing Second String, I want to seize things quite often, but then remember that I have a decent position, and chasing after something non-concrete could lead to a downfall.


10. Do you think waffles will make Saionji smile? etc-saiowank

Perhaps, but I do hope he chokes on one. emot-mad

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#87 | Back to Top12-06-2012 02:01:03 AM

HonorableShadow
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From: Ohio
Registered: 11-03-2006
Posts: 471
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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?

I stumbled across the Utena Encyclopedia when I was around 11 or 12. I showed it to my friends and they thought it looked interesting, so we started watching.

2. Which character would you have sex with and why?

None.  But if I haaad to choose I'd go with Mikage, because I like him. He's one of the few males I like on this show!


3.Your favorite pairing and why!

Utena/Anthy for sure.  They're just so amazing together, for reasons other people have already stated.  I just love them! 

I also really like Nanami/Tsuwabuki.  I think they're really cute together and they would work out well when they're older. There's only a 3 year age gap, despite how young Tsuwabuki looks.  In a few years that will be fixed.  This pairing needs more love, I feel like the only one who likes them together. ;_;

4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?

Nothing.

5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?

I don't know, there's so much to do!  I'd try to live a normal life so I could enjoy the awesome and probably expensive school, and at the same time avoid being noticed by someone "special."


6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?

For some reason, Fly Me Away by Anne Little always reminds me of Utena/Anthy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMBFY_hrYWc Maybe it's just me though.

7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?

Red, because my favorite color is red and I always seem to be wearing it.

8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)

I'm just a normal student, don't drag me into this! (Probably a duelist...)

9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?

Not that I can think of off the top of my head.

10. Do you think waffles will make Saiyonji smile? etc-saiowank

Only if they're shaped like Anthy's face.

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#88 | Back to Top12-06-2012 02:45:01 AM

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Registered: 11-18-2012
Posts: 818
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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?

I... I think I was looking up looking up AMV's with Blackmore's Night (I don't know why, they're not like my favorite group or anything) and I saw one for Utena and I was intrigued by the aesthetic.  It totally had ending spoilers, too, but... I didn't really notice.  And I didn't remember them when I watched the actual ending.

2. Which character would you have sex with and why?

Is this "if they were aged up so it wasn't horrifying"?  'Cause in that case... all of them.  I'd say "everyone but Akio" but... we all know that's not realistic.

3.Your favorite pairing and why?

Touga/Saonji, possibly platonically, 'cause d'awwwwwww.

To elaborate: I know what it's like to face the inevitable fact that your friends will not always be your friends, and to refuse to surrender to that just yet.

4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?

Er, nothing?  My brain generates enough smut without aid, I wouldn't want to invade someone's privacy like that.

5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?

- Start a branch of the SCA to screw with the symbolism
- Call CPS
- Learn Japanese
- Stick affirmations in/on Saonji's locker.  It'd probably just piss him off, but it's worth a try.

6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?

Honestly, I have a whole playlist.  Lemme see...  "Rope on Fire" by Morphine?  Maybe.  I'll go with that for now.

7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?

Do not even know.  It might be informative to find out.  So maybe like, gray.  The world's most boring non-color, 'cause I over-think everything.

8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)

I'm not really bitchy enough to be a rose bride, and I'm not ready to go down in a blaze of glory like a prince (though I might be getting there re: ENGLISH MAJOR OF BUST) so I guess that leaves a duelist by default.

I must ask why princess isn't an option, though I'm definitely not that.

9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?

YES.  Like, all of it.  Swords are just popping out of everybody's chests like it was the chest-sword Christmas over here.

There aren't a whole lot of the characters that I don't empathize with on some level. (Juri comes to mind)


10. Do you think waffles will make Saionji smile? etc-saiowank

But you see, smiling isn't really the objective here.  The objective is to heal emotional wounds.  And in that case, it depends upon the context in which the waffles exist.


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#89 | Back to Top05-21-2013 04:06:06 PM

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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?

The TvTropes page on Utena described it as the "Neon Genesis Evangelion of shoujo." I loved NGE, so I felt that if I didn't watch Utena my conscience would never let me hear the end of it.

2. Which character would you have sex with and why?

Assuming I'm NOT in the 9th grade at this point, Shiori. Just because she's so damn pitiful and she needs to alleviate her frustrations somehow. Plus, she's cute.

3.Your favorite pairing and why?

Uh... Saionji/Wakaba. I think the only time I ever saw Saionji genuinely smile and relax for once was when he was staying at Wakaba's. Also, underneath that harsh, abusive, hot-tempered exterior is a very lonely boy with severe self-esteem and inferiority-complex issues who, at his deepest core, just wants to return a broken friendship back to its state from the past. He's desperate for a companionship that will last and mean something, someone who actually cares and can open himself up to. Wakaba, as I see it, is the only person besides past!Touga that can accomplish that.

(Yeesh. He's like the bastard child of Eridan and Karkat from Homestuck. emot-gonk)

4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?

If it was offered to me, why would I need to do anything?

5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?

I'll assume that I know Japanese and know everything about the show. I'd disguise myself as a boy just so I wouldn't have to wear that hideous girl's uniform (LOOK at those sleeves! LOOK AT THEM.), attend classes, start a journalism/newspaper club with some friends to document the weird shit that has gone and presumably still going on in school and the Disappearance of Utena Tenjou. Joining the Shadow Girls' theatre club sounds interesting too.

Then I'd shoot Akio while wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. Dude can keep his Sword of Dickos, but I doubt a swordsman can block a bullet so easily.

6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?

Though not necessarily Saionji/Wakaba as a pairing, I think "Blind Justice ~torn souls, hurt faiths~" describes them as characters very well.

As a special mention, "Kill The Lights" by The Birthday Massacre for Utena/Anthy.

7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?

Either:
1)Burgundy, because although it's jaded shade of red, I can be hot-tempered and furious when I'm pushed far enough or when you mess with someone I care about.
2)Black, see next question

8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)

Duelist, or more precisely, Black Rose Duelist. I have a tendency to lose a grip on myself when I can't accomplish something or feel like a lonely idiot- which is a lot- leading to low self esteem and hopelessness. emot-rofl

However, I have a genuine desire to protect people and find something extraordinary and beyond materialistic worldly comprehension, something... eternal... emot-aaa

10. Do you think waffles will make Saionji smile? etc-saiowank

Only if it's made by Anthy or Wakaba! emot-biggrin

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#90 | Back to Top05-21-2013 08:24:44 PM

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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

redRogue wrote:

(Yeesh. He's like the bastard child of Eridan and Karkat from Homestuck. emot-gonk)

This is just to say, yes.  Welcome to IRG! emot-smile

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#91 | Back to Top05-22-2013 08:20:38 PM

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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?

I'm a newer fan and because everyone was talking about how complex it was, plus lesbians.

2. Which character would you have sex with and why?

Assuming everyone was legal adults and consented: Juri (etc-love), Miki, Utena, and probs Mikage even though he's a brooding dead man bc he's a hot piece of man.


3.Your favorite pairing and why!

Either Utena/Anthy or Saionji/Touga. Utena/Anthy because they are adorable and they save each other. Saionji/Touga because SEXUAL TENSION. etc-wankgirl


4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?

Depends on how good the tape is. there's a very fine line between adorable or sexy to freaking weird.

5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?

Cry. Do you see what happens at this school? Then I'd join the fencing club and be bffs with Wakaba and Miki.

6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?

Just give me a reason- P!nk & The high road- three days grace for Anthy/Utena


7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?

I don't really want to duel. But maybe purple?

8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)

I'm a prince!

9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?

Believing that a guy was perfect and your prince and finding out that he's really just a jerk with an ego problem.

10. Do you think waffles will make Saionji smile?
I don't care about Saionji's feelings. emot-biggrin

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#92 | Back to Top05-25-2013 02:57:45 PM

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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?
The first time I heard of it was when JesuOtaku and Oancitizen from TGWTG.com did a crossover review of the Utena film. They were disparaging of the film but JO had a pretty high opinion of the actual anime series itself (also she placed it fairly highly on her list of top 100 favourite anime, though I think it was later on that I saw that). I can't remember exactly why I decided to check the anime out after that, I may have just been intrigued by all the imagery of pulling swords out of people and nonsensical things happening involving cars, but I was pretty quickly hooked by all the shoujo deconstruction and challenging of traditional gender roles and such (i'm a sucker for that type of thing).

2. Which character would you have sex with and why?
There aren't really any characters in the show i'd want to have sex with, i'm not really into the bishonen-types. If we're talking about which character i'd be most likely to have sex with then i'd probably end up being manipulated into sleeping with Akio. The chairman's office is always open to his students...

3.Your favorite pairing and why!
I know it's boring but Utena/Anthy. They're both really interesting characters who complement each other very well.

4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?
I already do, it's called 'Adolescence of Utena' emot-biggrin

5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?
I would totally join the Shadow Girls acting troupe.
Idk, if I was a character in an anime i'd probably be saying stuff like "But don't you see? Your magical powers explicitly break the Second Law of Thermodynamics! This has fascinating implications for modern theoretical physics."

6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?
"Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me" from 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' applies to pretty much every scene in the Akio Car.
"Sympathy For The Devil" seems like the other obvious choice for Akio.

7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?
Purple fits me best, though i'm kind of inclined to say red just because it would annoy the heck out of Touga.

8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)
I suppose Rose Bride by virtue of the fact the other two really don't fit me at all. emot-gonk Or at least I tend to have a fairly submissive personality.
If i'm totally honest i'm more likely to be one of the random background students. I don't think I have a messed-up enough personality to be a major character in RGU.

9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?
I probably relate to Juri way more than I should.

10. Do you think waffles will make Saiyonji smile? etc-saiowank
Not unless they're Touga-waffles.


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#93 | Back to Top05-25-2013 04:40:37 PM

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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

Zigzagzoom94 wrote:

5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?
I would totally join the Shadow Girls acting troupe.

I renounce my previous answer to this question and adopt this one.  emot-rofl  Big ups on your sig, too.  Welcome to IRG!

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#94 | Back to Top05-25-2013 07:08:10 PM

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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

Zigzagzoom94 wrote:

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?
The first time I heard of it was when JesuOtaku and Oancitizen from TGWTG.com did a crossover review of the Utena film. They were disparaging of the film but JO had a pretty high opinion of the actual anime series itself (also she placed it fairly highly on her list of top 100 favourite anime, though I think it was later on that I saw that).

Well, thanks for introducing me to that.  Why do I like watching reviews of things I've seen so much?  I don't know, but I pretty much agree with the review for this one.


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#95 | Back to Top05-28-2013 03:52:27 PM

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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

Kita-Ysabell wrote:

Why do I like watching reviews of things I've seen so much?

Well Utena's the sort of show that everybody seems to interpret differently or have a different opinion on, so I find it's always really interesting reading people's reviews and analysis and such.
Also hello everybody, I guess i'm the new guy.


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#96 | Back to Top05-29-2013 03:56:46 PM

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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?

My best friend eventually convinced me to pick it up after mentioning it a couple times and I got hoooked.


2. Which character would you have sex with and why?

Juri, so fit, so flexible, so haughty~~~


3.Your favorite pairing and why!

Miki/Utena BroTP, because whenever Utena has to do something silly, Miki will be there!




4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?

Eeeeek! Not romantic things! Miki's just a kid! A creepy kid, but still!


5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?

Probably join the fencing club and try to bang Akio?


6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?

I dunno! I honestly have a fairly hard time comparing music to characters outside of crack!

7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?

Dark blue, or maybe purple?

8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)

A prince, or maybe a duelist? I think almost all of those are kind of awful hahahaha I'd rather just be like, one of Nanami's barbershop trio?

9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?

I, uhh, am not really sure! I kind of live a mostly boring life, and I don't have any siblings, unfortunately!


10. Do you think waffles will make Saiyonji smile?

Only if they are a prize for the kendo tournament

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#97 | Back to Top05-29-2013 04:36:16 PM

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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

CoffinBreaker wrote:

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?
2. Which character would you have sex with and why?
3.Your favorite pairing and why!
4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?
5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?
6. What song do you think fits your favorite character/pairing?
7. What would your dueling rose color be, and why?
8. Are you a prince, a duelist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)
9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?
10. Do you think waffles will make Saiyonji smile?

1) At the time it was a nice change of pace from the more traditional (or at least less surreal) magical girl anime, and I really like swordplay. (This is not to say SKU does swordplay well at all, but it's better than nothing.)
2) I, um. . . I'm old enough to be their mother. It would be weird.
3) Juri & Shiori, even though they're not really a couple.
4) I don't think a videotape of minors being intimate is appropriate to view or own. . .
5) Quickly (and privately) run a series of experiments to determine the laws of physics in the world, then try to incorporate them into what I know of fencing and swordplay and make a power play for control of everything. Or just run like hell for someplace safer and more sensible, like Tokyo-3 in Evangelion. . .
6) Cake: Friend is a Four-letter Word
7) Iron black, because awesome.
8) Duellist, of course.
9) No, and if it ever did, I'd question my grip on reality.
10) Answer unclear.


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#98 | Back to Top05-30-2013 12:58:25 PM

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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

Zigzagzoom94 wrote:

Well Utena's the sort of show that everybody seems to interpret differently or have a different opinion on, so I find it's always really interesting reading people's reviews and analysis and such.
Also hello everybody, I guess i'm the new guy.

Well, that accounts for Utena reviews, but... why do I feel the need to see a detailed review of all the ungodly many seasons of Digimon?  Or shows I've never even heard of and will likely never watch?  Ugh.  It's like I have a drug problem, but really, really stupid.

Anyways, why not head over to the introduction thread at the head of the General Discussion section, so we can greet you properly?


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#99 | Back to Top06-01-2013 11:29:09 AM

Zigzagzoom94
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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

Kita-Ysabell wrote:

why do I feel the need to see a detailed review of all the ungodly many seasons of Digimon?  Or shows I've never even heard of and will likely never watch?
Anyways, why not head over to the introduction thread at the head of the General Discussion section, so we can greet you properly?

Just made a post on the "introduce yourself " thread emot-smile

Plus I do think Digimon Adventures is a really good show that's worthy of analysis. I kind of have a thing for writers who actually put effort into a show even if it's meant for kids or it's a cartoon or whatever. Digimon started out as a marketing vehicle for what were essentially Tamagochi rip-offs but the writers decided "hey, why don't we actually give these one-dimensional characters some character development and actually explore the dramatic implications of having a load of young kids get stranded away from home and made to fight to save the world?".
(This isn't counting Digimon Tamers, which is an amazing show but one which is still think is much more suitable for a teenage/young adult audience than it's actual target demographic).

Is it sad that I have a list of "Children's Shows That Are Surprisingly Intelligent And Worth Watching"? Things like Animaniacs, Batman: The Animated Series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Princess Tutu, Adventure Time, Spongebob Squarepants, Phineas and Ferb. Avatar is a particularly good example; it's a kids' show that aired on Nickelodeon which contains not just an impressive amount of world-building but also an unexpectedly balanced perspective on both sides of a war conflict. A lot of the bad guys are just soldiers doing their jobs and we get to see the effect that the atrocities inflicted by the Fire Nation (which include explicit genocide) have on the civilians who get caught up in the conflict. It also helps that the show has main characters who are female/non-white/disabled/multiple of the above who are just as strong and competent as their fellow team members. Basically, if you haven't seen Avatar:TLA it's really worth checking out.

It's also lots of fun to get my friends to admit that Princess Tutu, the show about a magical girl who helps people solve their emotional problems through the power of ballet, is way better written than they thought it had any right to be. Actually, Princess Tutu is the sort of show that fans of Utena would probably like. Lots of deconstruction of fairytale tropes and seeing what happens when a character is forced into acting out a traditional fairytale archetype.


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#100 | Back to Top06-18-2013 10:30:18 PM

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Re: 10 Questions For Utena Fans

It’s past time I did this.

1. Why did you start reading/watching Revolutionary Girl Utena?

The movie was recommended to me repeatedly by a friend so I decided to give it a go. I was able to score the Black Rose Arc relatively cheaply and I was drawn into the complex and mind fuckery relationships between the characters. To my shame, what really hooked me was the revelation of Anthy’s relationship with her brother. It was so spectacularly twisted that I had to know more.


2. Which character would you have sex with and why?

None. Too young and/or damaged goods.



3.Your favorite pairing and why!

Utena and Anthy are my favourite pairing as far as friendship goes. In terms of fun sexy times it’s Akio and Anthy.



4. If someone offered you a video tape of your favorite pairing doing romantic things (sex, fluff, whatever) what would you do to get it?

I’d back away carefully and pretend I didn’t see it. Twisted I like but romance is not what Akio and Anthy are about.



5. What would you do if you found yourself magically whisked away to the universe of Ohtori Academy?

Hide.



6. What song do you think fits your favourite character/pairing?

‘Tear You Apart’ by She Wants Revenge. Or else ‘Protect Me’ from Placebo.



7. What would your duelling rose color be, and why?
Green. I am both underdeveloped and stricken with jealousy for a great many things.



8. Are you a prince, a duellist, or a rose bride? (Interpret this question any way you want.)

A duellist. I have issues. Big ones.



9. Is there any situation in RGU that is similar to something you might have experienced?

Nothing specifically. I suppose that the closest I’d come to it would be Kanae being worked over by Anthy and Akio, in that I was surrounded by professional predators I believed and trusted and who did terrible things to me for both their own agenda and for the hell of it, and that other people who surrounded me and should have helped me were aware of what was happening and either said nothing or else took pleasure in watching.



10. Do you think waffles will make Saiyonji smile?

The only thing that makes that prick smile is beating up girls half his size.

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