This post is purely to express my D: that the word 相棒 (partner, this is not helped by the fact that in the English language that word ALSO has an association) NO LONGER MEANS ANYTHING INNOCENT TO ME ANY MORE AND I BLAME YGO COMPLETELY.
I MEAN. It already did not mean anything particularly innocent to me because of
These two meaning the two people who do not answer to SHACHOU;
KIND OF MADE IT SO MUCH WORSE, such that when I see
sealed my FATE, along with THAT fabulous scene where Yoko goes: "LET ME FIGHT WITH YOU KAMINA" Kamina goes "NO SIMON WILL FIND HIS COURAGE AND ANYWAY HE IS MY 相棒"
and also, as they say in the Supernatural fandom, bros before h0s I'M SORRY YOKO it is not your fault that you are drawn that way
I was :D :D :D HE SAID 相棒 and that's when I realised YGO had corrupted THAT ASSOCIATION (and also THIS ONE
) and I was FACEPALM.
And then after Simon FOUND HIS COURAGE and he and Kamina did that FANTASTIC FIRST GATTAI OF AWESOME and Yoko went ///// YOU GUYS ARE 好い相棒か (good partners) I beamed from ear to ear.
I would be ashamed except for the part where I am ENJOYING EVERY SECOND OF IT ♥
I KNEW that the YGO obsession would pay off one day, and it paid off handsomely
the other day when I had to do research for a case and turned up a neighbouring-state case decided by NONE OTHER than a certain Justice Malik
. Not only THAT, but Justice Malik's full name was ONLY TWO LETTERS OFF from Malik Ishtar
. I read through the ENTIRE CASE HAPPILY despite the fact that it was tangentially related to the true purpose of my research, because (1) hey, who knows when a law case will come in useful? I've read related cases that weren't useful at the moment but later became useful for other matters, and (2) I WANT TO KNOW WHAT JUSTICE MALIK SAID. :D And I can't help but think it SO COOL that our research tool lets us search EVERY LISTED DECISION BY A PARTICULAR JUDGE ON A DATABASE ♥
AND. HAVE ANOTHER WORD THAT NO LONGER MEANS ANYTHING INNOCENT TO ME: 合体. (GATTAI: meaning, "combine"). WARNING: VERY IMAGE-HEAVY
SIMON AND KAMINA EXPLAIN WHY:
Kamina does not even have to say LET THE SYMBOLIC UNION OF OUR MACHINES REPRESENT THE UNION OF OUR HEARTS because IT IS ALREADY SO WRONG AS IS:
Simon and Kamina are fighting Viral and the situation
CALLS FOR GATTAI gets desperate:
No one will EVER be able to convince me that the phallic imagery in this series is unintentional. NO ONE. I would give you more screencaps as evidence, but my brain is already broken and it can take no more tonight!
SIMON'S MIND IS PURE AND INNOCENT AND UNTOUCHED AND COMPLETELY UNLIKE YOURS AND MINE, KAMINA.
I TELL YOU. THIS SERIES IS SO FULL OF "OH REALLY?" "YEAH, REALLY." "NO WAY!"
(... I CAN'T SPELL IT IN PROPER L33TSPEAK IT BREAKS MY BRAIN)
AND THE WHOLE WORLD IS, "YOU WANT TO DO WHAT?! WHERE?! NOW?! HERE?!"
Simon: KAMINA? HERE?! NOW?! IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY?!
And the village dudes are: HEY COOL! MECHAS COMBINING!
THE LOCAL SLASH FANGIRL REVEALS HERSELF:
YA, KAMINA, to sort of mis-quote the Cardigans, YOU'RE A VAIN AND SHAMELESS MAN, BUT HELL, I LOVE YOU!