the main plotlines of fe3h are nonsense but the little relationships that develop between the minor characters are really nice
and no matter which house you choose, most students can be convinced to join you, so you can see them interact with different people
in another world this game could have been a commentary on how we decide things and take positions largely as a result of the community we're in and the relationships we have
also it's bullshit you can't get s rank with marianne
i thought it was just old white liberals who say shit like 'female tyrants are just Strong Women' but apparently it's spreading https://twitter.com/goldmadoka/status/1174419951219691520
(the quoted article is this perfectly sensible if unremarkable one https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/09/fire-emblem-three-houses-essay.html)
this ties back into what i was hollering about last month, when that article came out about how fe3h fell short as a Queer Narrative
if the only narrative media you consume is AAA videogames, then i can see why you'd be defensive of the queer characters in those games
which is fine i guess, as long as it doesn't reach the point of 'allying with crypo-nazis in order to take over the world is fine, as long as you get rid of the nazis afterwards'
this is a bit too charitable but also dia is the only person who's written intelligently about fire emblem https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/09/fire-emblem-three-houses-essay.html
watching someone else stream engage and hearing the english voice acting for the first time, and i legit thought it was the streamer doing a jokey read of the lines, that's how bad some of it is
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