So thanks in part to an incredible on-campus performance of “Heathers” my boyfriend and I went to recently, my love for this musical has been rekindled. And just in time for terrible, horrible tragedy to strike – of course. A “Heathers” remake.
Oh god. Here we go.
So I’ve, regrettably, gotten back into Fire Emblem: Heroes. I swore I wouldn’t play it until they added my beloved husband Silas, but I recently went against my promise due to… jealousy, mainly. I’m now a part of a Fire Emblem themed Discord with a couple of friends and their discussion about the game made me miss it somewhat. So I started playing again.
And it’s been fun! Even though I still can’t play as my husband, I do get to play as a lot of other favorite Fire Emblem characters. I get to pull for them in the gacha, train them up, and even back them in gauntlets. In fact, for the last gauntlet, I was excited to back up Camilla, one of my favorite characters from Fates (see the entire blog post I wrote about her).
That is, until I popped onto tumblr and saw the drama raging around her inclusion (as well as Tharja’s), in the gauntlet, mostly revolving around the fact that, as two of the most sexualized characters, they were automatically incredibly popular and thus shoe-ins for the finale. That’s not exactly what happened, but it still promoted a discussion I, personally, find very interesting.
So how much fan service is too much fan service, anyway?
Growing up in the internet era, I’m pretty sure a vast majority of people my age have one or two fandoms they’re ashamed to admit they were a part of. From Homestuck to Hetalia, from “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” to Danganronpa. There’s something in your past you loved and lost and never want to think about again, I guarentee.
For me… well, actually that could be many fandoms. I did my time in Homestuck, Hetalia, Warriors, and many others. But for today I thought I’d take a look at perhaps one of the most infamous fandoms of them all.
The Brony Fandom.
There’s a variety of different franchises I would love to see Super Smash Bros-styled fighting games made of. Among these many franchises is the Fire Emblem franchise. With a huge variety of colorful characters, all with associated weapons and fighting types, as well as a dedicated and growing fanbase, it seems like it would be a great fit
And, well, we still don’t have that. But we do have “Fire Emblem Warriors”, and that’s kind of the next best thing.