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Digimon 30-day meme, day 112

Day 26: What crest would you have?

Hufflepuff. No, wait, hang on.

I'll say Friendship. It's not the Crest that I'd be the most thrilled about getting (that would be Knowledge! Who wouldn't want to know their shit and be as competent as Koushirou? Or maybe Faithfulness, that would be nice too), and I don't think it's a dominant personality trait of mine right now. But I say right now, because the Crests weren't just about slotting their respective Chosen into stereotypes - each of them was an entire character arc. And I see... quite a lot of me in Adv!Yamato. He comes across as a loner, even cultivates that image, but really needs human connections at least as much as the next kid; he has friends right from the start, but he doesn't appreciate them enough; he finds it hard to distinguish fleeting connections from meaningful ones to steal wording from some meta on Tumblr the other day, so he's convinced that the others wouldn't care about him if he didn't have a purpose, namely looking after Takeru; when he fails at that purpose he's invested so much of himself in (or worse, when it turns out to have been totally unnecessary all along), he pretty much snaps because he doesn't think he has a support network to fall back on. But he learns. That kind of thing sounds appealing.

Also I angst a bit too, but you could tell that.

Day 27: Would you ever have a Digimon for a pet?

Do they count as pets if they're sapient beings? I would totally want a partner, though! Or even just somebody who I could hang out with sometimes, like Culumon was to the Tamers except with not so much kidnapping. My very first terrible Digimon OC was a girl with a Tsukaimon (Virus-type Patamon palette swap, if you've never played Digimon World) who was pretty much a snarky head pet, and I have to admit I'm still attached to the idea. :3

Day 28: English names vs Japanese names (Which do you prefer?).

Japanese. Yeah, I know, weeaboo. I did watch the dub first (of the first four seasons, anyway); I even like it a lot, think there are lots of moments which it pulled off at least as well as the original ("WE DO DESERVE TO EXIST!" "YOU'VE GOT MAAAAAAIL!!") and would defend it against anyone. But... I only realised I actually loved this franchise after discovering subs. And, apart from Frontier (which I seriously need to revisit at some point), I've watched more subs than dubbed episodes.

Having said that, I don't mind what set of names other people use, like in fic. It doesn't affect anything too important. Actually, in fic, I'd rather read something with only dubbed names and terms than something more mix-and-match when the writer obviously knows the dub better. That might just be a personal quirk, though.

Day 01: How old were you when you first discovered Digimon?
Day 02: Favourite character.
Day 03: Which digivice do you like best?
Day 04: Favourite digital monster.
Day 05: Favourite crest.
Day 06: A couple you wish existed.
Day 07: A couple you can’t stand.
Day 08: Favourite couple.
Day 09: Favourite friendship.
Day 10: Favourite season.
Day 11: Who do you think wore the goggles best?
Day 12: Least favourite digital monster.
Day 13: Least favourite character.
Day 14: Least favourite season.
Day 15: A character you’d be best friends with.
Day 16: A character you would not get along with.
Day 17: Best dressed character.
Day 18: Worst dressed character.
Day 19: A moment that made you happy.
Day 20: A moment that made you sad.
Day 21: A moment that made you angry.
Day 22: Favourite villain.
Day 23: Least favourite villain.
Day 24: Favourite minor character.
Day 25: Favourite episode.
Day 26: What crest would you have?
Day 27: Would you ever have a Digimon for a pet?
Day 28: English names vs Japanese names (Which do you prefer?).

Day 29: Favourite quote.
Day 30: An unpopular opinion.
Tags: digimon, fangirling, memes, rambling, teenage angst
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