Friday, June 6, 2008

The Weird and Wonderful World of Women

This is a celebration of all things women, and their contribution to society.

Today's blog entry came to me when I was reflecting on my favourite anime characters. It occurred to me a few weeks ago that practically all of them are female. I did not understand why this was the case, but I am dedicating this entry to discover just what attracts me to women (anime women, I mean! Oh I guess maybe the real ones too....)

For this purpose, I have selected 5 of these gorgeous specimens for further study, and I will try to explain why they make me squeal with delight everytime they appear on screen. Oh and I've avoided any spoilers for those who have not seen the shows in question.

Tomo (Azumanga Daioh)

Tomo is hilarious.

Sure she's full on, and an in-your-face character, but the situations she places herself in when she frequently acts without thinking makes her even more endearing to me. She is totally the polar opposite personality to mine - she's so loud and impulsive - and if I were faced with her in real life, I would not have a clue how to handle her. But on the safety of my television screen, she's cute, funny, and adorable.

Mental note to self: So I like cute, funny, and adorable. But in-your-face women scare me.

Kana (Minami-ke)

Kana is Tomo's long lost twin.

For exactly the same reasons as above, I also find Kana cute and adorable. She is equally as impulsive as Tomo, and also finds herself in situations she might not have gone into had she thought it through first. Frequently incurring the wrath of her younger sister, Chiaki, for her "dumbass" ways, she is nonetheless another hilarious character. And the stuff she comes up with sometimes is.....waaaay out there!!! hehe

Mental note to self: So I love hilarious women. I love women who make me laugh. Pig-tails help.

Re-l Mayer (Ergo Proxy)

She has a frown that could blow my pants off.

Completely different from the first two characters, Re-l Mayer is a no-nonsense woman with a touch of snobbery about her. Not one that is tolerant of fools, she appears to lose her patience easily with many of her companions throughout the series. She appears to have been spoilt for most of her life, and assumes too much of people, demanding their respect and unwavering service to her needs. Why do I like her? She is damn sexy and sooo coool. And the contrast between herself and her travelling companions lends for some amusing situations, however unintentional.

Mental note to self: I don't mind getting bossed around, as long as it's by tall women dressed in black.

Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Long Live the SOS Brigade!

Well, everyone in the world except my Grandma has probably heard of Haruhi Suzumiya. With much amusement I noticed someone in a forum once refer to her as Miss Bossy-Pants. hehe I guess this is an appropriate summary of her as any, I'll grant that, but oooooooh, she is gorgeous. She can have the serious pouty side of Re-l Mayer, but the impulsiveness and craziness of Tomo and Kana. Perhaps this is what attracted me to her in the first place, this weird composite of my favourite character traits. And like with Re-l Mayer, when you see her softer more reflective side - it just melts your heart. *sigh*

Mental note to self: Bunny Outfits.

Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)

Just look at the picture! I needn't write an explanation, right guys?!!

Ok, Faye Valentine. An extremely flawed character, but sooooooo beautiful. The ultimate in female bounty hunters. She may have excessive gambling habits (to say the least!), but when that tight yellow revealing top and gorgeous hot pants are gracing my screen, I am willing to forgive any character flaws she may have. I was slightly worried a few days ago that the revelation to me of the cosplaying phenomena known as "Man Fayes" might destroy my fantasies of Miss Valentine, but they have not. That is the power of those hot pants for you.

Mental note to self: All female cosplayers take note - dress as Faye Valentine and win my heart.

And there you have it. My 5 favourite anime characters of all time. All women. Many flawed. But all beautiful.

So what have I learned from this dissection. Well, I know I like legs, breasts, and bunny outfits, but most important of all is character.

Hmmm. Naaaah. Legs. Breasts. And Bunny outfits.

I haven't learned anything at all. lol
See you next time fellow readers!


NomadicWriter said...

lol nice article, I might add that isn't a picture of haruhi thought, its kyonko lmao.

Sandbar said...

Kyonko?!!! AAHHHH, Dammit!!!!! I spent all night doing that article!!! I thought she looked different. Sheesh. hehehe

Thanks - I will change it shortly. LOL