I’ve made some light progress, after being stuck for frustratingly long! Finally I was able to defeat one of the random monster battles, which gave me enough level ups and Support/compatibility increases that dealing with Chapter 5 was actually doable! Also, I really must thank eschmiel for helping me out!!! His advice to use Sumia, the pegasus knight, to ferry the two hostages out from the enemy line and in to safety helps enormously! No more desperate run arounds, haha. I’m just so glad to be over with that chapter!
As you can see from the top picture, I finally got Chrom and my character, PANCETTA, to hit S-class compatibility!! I love the little relationship interludes throughout the game; it’s a nice break from all the strategizing, and each compatibility level up helps my units on the battiefield so much, it’s 100% rewarding. Definitely something you look forward to as a player. Most of my other characters are only at around C-A support levels, but that’s totally fine… I’m still in the beginning of the game, and don’t want anyone to hit S and get married yet.
Marriage….apparently, if you hit S, your characters will not only have stellar support of each other in battle, they get married and have a kid! It’s a cool prospect that I’m looking forward to, though I’m not totally sure how the game will explain giving me a playable character that was JUST born. We shall see. If you don’t want any [minor] spoilers for Chrom and your avatar, in terms of love, turn away now!
Chrom confesses – finally! – to PANCETTA that he loves her. However, my logical tactician, pretty as a cyclops could be, rejected Chrom’s advances. They had their duty to the army, there was a war to fight. But if the two of them survive this all….they would be free to pursue their hearts’ desires. Awww! So she loves him too!!! But that means no marriage yet. Ecstatic, Chrom made this face…..
Hahahaha. Those two are now in pink bubble princey world.
After bragging to my boyfriend about hitting S grade, he sent me this article from Kotaku.com …. and then I boiled with rage :( I’ve contemplated deleting everything below this part of my post. It’s petty. I should not be so affected by some online stranger’s words. But then I thought, to hell with it, it’s my blog….sure I wish I took a step back, cooled off, and made this better written. But couldn’t delete it….
I’ve always wondered about Reddit’s hate for Kotaku (and the other Gawker sites), but it’s finally starting to hit me. This was one of the most ridiculous articles ever…why was this even published? Someone got PAID for this thing! To sum it up – this guy is enjoying playing Fire Emblem with permadeath on, because it means your actions have consequences. But one permanent consequence he was not prepared for was marriage. His male avatar always fought paired up with the dragon girl, Nowi (beware: this wiki link has some spoilers if you read her entire character history). Since they fought together for so long, they fell in love…and his avatar wanted to marry Nowi. The Kotaku article author then freaked out, because he was afraid it made him a pedophile….
….EVEN THOUGH NOWI IS 1000 YEARS OLD!!!!
What the hell? She’s 1000, so what if she would be called “cute” instead of “hot”. So what if she’s an A-cup. What is wrong with A-cup?? Just because a woman is flat chested that doesn’t mean she’s any less of a woman. I hate this logic so much. People in middle school were like that too – all the other girls hit puberty at around age 9, I never really did till high school (age 13). Although I struggled with image issues for nearly my entire life, I can say now that I was cute as a kid….but no one wanted a “cute” girlfriend in middle school or high school. See, by the Kotaku author’s logic, my boyfriend and anyone who ever dated me would be considered a pedophile too. Because I’m flat chested and look underaged. NEVERMIND that I’m actually 25. All that matters is how I look….yeesh. I know some people may be like, “Whatever, Jelliefishie, be thankful you still get carded for R-movies. It’s a compliment!” But on the flip side of that coin, when I go to places like Victoria’s Secret and ask for help finding a 32-A bra, the employees will squint at me hard, make a face….and say:
“32-A? You should come back when you’re older and grow bigger boobs.”
Whaaa—-?! My boobs are not going to do much more growing unless I get pregnant!
This exact situation has happened to me in chain bra stores – different locations and states – more than 3 times. It’s also happened to another friend of mine who’s even shorter and tinier than me (she’s a 28-A, even harder to find in an affordable store). Another petite friend of mine gets pulled over by people at the mall sometimes, who are concerned she’s a high school kid with a 6ft tall pedophile. They’re actually the same age, she’s 1 or 2 months older I think….
Another thing that annoys me about this….how a lot of people seem to think it’s “gross” that many Japanese anime girls look like they are underaged. At best they would say they look like six year olds with huge tits. Errmmm….Okay, I’m not a guy, so maybe my view is skewed. But I see this as a cultural difference. Here in the US, people want hot and sexy….but rarely do they conceive the notion of CUTE & sexy. Yes, it’s possible, and it doesn’t have to be gross. Unless of course, people do like cute & sexy here, but are afraid to admit it because….like that Kotaku author..they are afraid to be perceived as a pedophile? For the record, and I think this should go without saying….real pedophiles are vile and horrible; they take advantage of innocence and are complete, disgusting predators. But I just don’t see how having a cute mannerism and petite body, despite being very much past being a minor, makes someone a child. Not unless they are also clinically retarded, ya know? So maybe the author wrote that article because he was afraid others would think he was a pedophile, but really…if he didn’t write this thing, then no one would know or even care. It’s just a damn video game.
It’s been pointed out to me that I am overreacting. And maybe I am! But it’s my life experience that is making me feel this way, and it’s my blog! Grrr! :T Haha. Okay, I’m not too mad. I’ve never been a big “body acceptance” pusher, but do have to admit once an ignorant comment is directed at my “group”, it can flare up some emotions. It’s just a stupid article, and I hear that Gawker sites love to post possibly inflammatory/divisive/troll articles like this to get more clicks. It kinda worked. It’s still a stupid article, though.
And if you dislike how Japanese like to draw their popular/ideal body type as petite and cute, then you should probably also dislike how American comics always have muscled and huge-titted women…right? For now I wanna just say it’s cultural difference, it’s personal preference, but that is a huge topic all to itself….I’m curious what other people think. I’d like to talk to more guys about it too – do other guys also feel like it’s pedophilia to like someone who looks like they’re in high school? Do anime girls really look like tall and occasionally big boobed children? Maybe since I am a hetero female, it just doesn’t occur to me, and this is actually a constant fear that men have?
P.S. Further proof this author is a fool….he’s been playing this game on Classic, undoubtedly restarting numerous times…and he’s been using the HOME button to reset? What? It’s L+R+Start, that’s what it said on the one page manual for the game….=__=. What a superficial fool!