A long overdue rant about Fate/Stay Night

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For a long time now, I’ve wanted to rant about Fate/Stay Night, but somehow it turned into one those tasks that seemed best left until some asymptotic ‘tomorrow’. At long last, however, the time has come to turn my attention to the series and give it the shredding it deserves.

The length of time it took me to even start writing this rant perhaps says something in itself about the quality of Fate/Stay Night- where Mai-Otome, Good Witch and the rest demanded to be written about with some idea of promptness, the ending Fate simply left me so apathetic that I couldn’t bring myself to bring pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard) to mention it ever again. Continue reading “A long overdue rant about Fate/Stay Night”

Fate/Stay Night: Shirou Harem Diaries Part Six

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As I write this entry, I am bleeding to death at the end of Lancer’s spear, but aside from this minor setback, all is well. After a hard battle that dealt damage to me and my precious Saber, we were able to use another convenient plot device to defeat Gilgamesh. That’ll teach him to interfere with harem matters. Continue reading “Fate/Stay Night: Shirou Harem Diaries Part Six”

Fate/Stay Night: Shirou Harem Diaries Part Five

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Yet again, I must admit that failure has befallen my carefully laid harem plans. Perhaps I was too ambitious, but when Ilya mentioned that the Servant Caster was the witch at Ryuudoji shrine, I felt that I absolutely must have her as part of the harem. Unfortunately, not only were Assassin and Kuzuki standing in our way, but Caster herself has taken control of Sakura! I realise that perhaps I haven’t devoted as much time to Sakura as I should have, but she is an essential part of the harem, and I must have her back. Continue reading “Fate/Stay Night: Shirou Harem Diaries Part Five”

Fate/Stay Night: Shirou Harem Diaries Part Four

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Events seem to be spiralling even further out of my control- whilst my dear Saber remains on the verge of disappearing unless I can replenish her mana, I got a very nasty surprise today when Ilya captured me. Of course, I’ve been wondering how to get closer to her, but she seems to expect me to become her Servant! Once again, I am reminded of how women need to learn their place.
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Fate/Stay Night: Shirou Harem Diaries Part Three

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I’ve been having some problems with Saber lately- I thought the Servant-Master bond was a clear indication of our relative status, but last night she disobeyed my orders to go and fight another Servant. Admittedly, it was a male standing in the way of a potential interesting female witch at the local shrine, but even so, she should realise that as a woman her goal is to service me. From now on, if there is any fighting to be done, the experienced swordswoman must stand back so that a man can do the work. Continue reading “Fate/Stay Night: Shirou Harem Diaries Part Three”

Fate/Stay Night: Shirou Harem Diaries Part Two

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Saber’s initiation into the main harem went reasonably smoothly; Taiga objected at first but after losing a brief duel she had no choice but to accept that we need a woman around to fill the “knight of justice” role. Unfortunately, although Saber came up with the great idea of sleeping in my room I had to decline as it would upset the balance too much- we can always meet up in the middle of the night if necessary.

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Fate/Stay Night: Shirou Harem Diaries Part One

Ever wondered just what Shirou’s motivations really were for entering the Holy Grail War? It was never about justice or protecting the weak- all he wanted was to build the perfect harem. Now, for the first time, we can begin to reveal Shirou’s innermost thoughts on the events that befell him… Continue reading “Fate/Stay Night: Shirou Harem Diaries Part One”