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Yo. So I just read the translations of the very last chapter of Holic.



"You really do look just like him. Your great-grandfather."



"You really do look just like him. Your great-grandfather."






"You really do look just like him. Your great-grandfather."






*breathes into a paperbag, wtf!*
 

Date: 2011-02-11 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] levels.livejournal.com

Hello, you. *passes you the popcorn, which you can either eat or throw at certain people*

omg that icon

Date: 2011-02-11 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceitean.livejournal.com
*eats popcorn dejectedly*

I just. What was that? What was that? If Yuuko were still alive, she'd have smacked Watanuki silly for this crap. 100 years! asdkfjsdfsldkfj

And you know what? I blame Doumeki for this, too. HE SHOULD HAVE USED THE GODDAMNED EGG. You'd think at least one of his descendants/reincarnations/whatever would have had some initiative and/or balls, but noooooooo.

Or maybe I can just blame Clamp. Yeah, that works too.



(really, I'm starting to think Holic is a tragedy in the classical sense, where the characters' flaws are the catalysts for their downfalls. Doumeki's flaw - no initiative, see: the grandsons and the egg. Watanuki's flaw - he's an idiot, see: all of Rou. Even Himawari fit the pattern with her bad luck, but at least she managed to get out and get a life.)

Re: omg that icon

Date: 2011-02-11 02:33 am (UTC)
ext_104232: Black and white image of ceiling detail work made to look like a star. (Default)
From: [identity profile] raelynae.livejournal.com
Your ending statement mimics my thoughts completely. Seriously.

Re: omg that icon

Date: 2011-02-11 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceitean.livejournal.com
*grimly* Hell, it's even in the title - 'Holic,' a person with a bad habit.

Re: omg that icon

Date: 2011-02-11 03:13 am (UTC)
ext_104232: Black and white image of ceiling detail work made to look like a star. (Yuuko-san!)
From: [identity profile] raelynae.livejournal.com
And that right there really brings us back full circle here. I just hope at least one of them gets a clue bomb eventually. I mean they are supposed to realize their faults before the end in a true tragedy right? *hopes*

Re: omg that icon

Date: 2011-02-11 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceitean.livejournal.com
Well, there's always Fei Wong Reed to consider, as far as endings are concerned. I still think he's connected to Watanuki or Doumeki somehow. Maybe things continue on this way generation after generation until one of the Doumeki clones comes out really, really wrong and turns into FWR. Possibly.

Or maybe using the egg to take away Watanuki's memories of Yuuko would have led to the birth of FWR? Like, the memories of Yuuko and the desire to find her would have hatched a FWR-like being (as opposed to something like Tanpopo) and set this whole process in motion once again. But Yuuko wanted Doumeki to use the damn egg. Bah.

Either way (or neither way), I don't think there's a good ending here. Not least because Doumeki Shizuka (the first) is already dead. ;_;

Re: omg that icon

Date: 2011-02-11 06:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mairenn-k.livejournal.com
Yup, that pretty much sums up my thoughts too. And the more I think about it, the more sorry I feel for Yuuko. Watanuki and Doumeki have themselves to blame but she really tried to change things, and she wanted Doumeki to use that egg. Sure, Watanuki might be able to leave the shop now, but that doesn't change the fact that all his old friends died while he was waiting.

Re: omg that icon

Date: 2011-02-11 10:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] levels.livejournal.com
So, a day has passed, and still, all I could think of is: GEE HOW CONVENIENT ALL THE DOUMEKIS AGREE TO LOOK AFTER THIS RANDOM DRUNK TEENAGER WHO'S IMMUNE TO LUNG CANCER. ATTACHMENT AND ALL, THEY HAVE IT (or more like "our ancestor wasted his life doing this we can't let it go"), IT WAS PASSED DOWN VIA THEIR GREAT-GRANDFATHER... and ow, I typed that down. Now it's real in my head. I'll need both of your shoulders /clings

(Hope you've been doing well! Traveling didn't happen?)
Edited Date: 2011-02-11 10:04 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-02-11 02:39 am (UTC)
ext_104232: Black and white image of ceiling detail work made to look like a star. (Yuuko w/ butterfly)
From: [identity profile] raelynae.livejournal.com
Pfft. #132 Oh how apt that really is.

Date: 2011-02-11 10:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] levels.livejournal.com
I saw it coming months ago! Oh why couldn't I be wrong.

Date: 2011-02-11 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wawawench.livejournal.com
Where have you been?!

Date: 2011-02-13 08:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nekocat17.livejournal.com
Yes. Yes, exactly everything you said. I tried not to have much hope for the end of Holic anymore, but still... :/ AND THAT EGG. ;___; I JUST... WHAT WAS ALL THAT BUILDUP FOR EVEN. This is making it hard for me to still like the early volumes at the moment asdjkl;drhf I'm starting to think the only way I can deal with this ending is to think of it as a tragedy, like you put it. That's really what it feels like it was now.

And it's funny that I don't think I ever quite realized quite how much of an idiot Watanuki is. Or more like, this goes beyond anything I would've imagined he would do. THAT STUPID STUPID BOY. HOW DO YOU EVEN... 100+ YEARS. ;_; I WANT TO CRY.

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