Friday, October 4, 2013

Fate Zero

Fate Zero the anime tells the story of the Fourth Holy Grail War, a secret magical tournament held in Fuyuki City, Japan where seven magicians known as Masters summoned Servants, reincarnations of legendary souls and heroes from all across time, where they fight in a deadly battle royale where the winner obtains the Holy Grail, a magical legendary chalice capable of granting wishes.

The Servants: King Arthur, Lancelot, Gilgamesh, Alexander the Great, Hassan-i Sabbah, Diarmuid Ua Duibhne and Gilles de Rais.

Gilles de Rais, a murderer of possibly over hundreds of children after occult involvement and failure to summon a demon, laments to his Master that his atrocities never led to divine punishment but that only the self-interest of humans caused his downfall. To which his Master Ryuunosuke, a young serial killer himself replies:

(I left out a sickeningly dark quote here)

While being done through a dark and twisted scene, there's some interesting brainfood in this bit. I always like to replace talk about God by talk about Humans in general and plural to make it more interesting. I don't see much value in praise or blasphemy, as a non-believer in (but still influenced by) the Christian or monotheistic fictions. But I guess by ridiculing outdated or unproductive belief systems and highlighting more interesting reality tunnels I engage in my own form of praise and blasphemy.

In one of my most valued reality tunnels there is no God pulling any strings but just a timeless source that divided itself to learn and grow through time, hence the mess that ensued. We are all the writers of our own stories, influenced subconsciously and consciously. Obviously some are more creative than others, while some aren't even authors at all but just copy pasters = robots carrying on their programming = droids => Dedroidify! Write your own story!

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