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utena-tfln:

[Image - Touga running his fingers through Utena’s hair as she lies in a coffin.]
[Text - (303): What’s the policy for hitting on a girl at a funeral? She seems more bored than sad.]

utena-tfln:

[Image - Touga running his fingers through Utena’s hair as she lies in a coffin.]

[Text - (303): What’s the policy for hitting on a girl at a funeral? She seems more bored than sad.]

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Touga (standing with Saionji): Whoever believes in true friendship is a fool.

Utena (walking away) Didn’t you know? I am a fool.

This scene basically sums up why I love Utena Tenjou.  You tell ‘em gurl.

She screws up, but she never gives up on anyone. Even when all of her beliefs have been upturned and she’s seen the world isn’t the place she thought it is, she doesn’t let go of her core - she wants to help, she wants to be strong and she’s not going to give up on her friend and the person she loves, even if it’s foolish, even if that person has given up on themself and her, even if she has to carry the weight of what she’s done and know she isn’t the pure prince she wanted to be. She may have been taken in, but now she knows what’s wrong and knows who she is and knows it’s better to be a fool than stand there and not care if someone’s suffering. That being a friend isn’t about just breaking it off when someone’s difficult to deal with, or lashes out at you for good reasons- it’s about trying to understand why they would do that, and seeing them as a person and not a convenience. She’ll admit to her flaws, and if it makes her stupid to risk everything over a friend who hates everything, to go up against something she can’t win, she’ll take that. It’s better to be stupid than to be cruel.

She won’t have anyone trying to keep her or the one she loves down because of her sex. She won’t have anyone tell her who to be or who she should love. She will try to help anyone she sees suffering and keep trying and learn how to do it right. It’s only this sort of devotion and bravery that is ultimately what can reach out to Anthy.

tldr I love her a ridiculous amount I love this show and I love what her relationship with Anthy turns out to be about and I love that she learns from her mistakes.

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(Wakaba has Utena in an affectionate headlock)
Touga: Miss Tenjou! Would you please come with me?

dude I think they’re busy
don’t even try to get between their intense love

(Wakaba has Utena in an affectionate headlock)

Touga: Miss Tenjou! Would you please come with me?

dude I think they’re busy

don’t even try to get between their intense love

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Touga tries out that nipple rubbing thing for himself and adds a Loriel hairflip to go with it

Touga tries out that nipple rubbing thing for himself and adds a Loriel hairflip to go with it

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also that time Touga and Saionji had a shirtless poseoff for the porn mag pics

also that time Touga and Saionji had a shirtless poseoff for the porn mag pics

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Then there was that time with Akio massaged his nipples and Touga took pictures of it
no doubt to sell on the internet or to mags
only because it was the nineties and sexting hadn’t been invented yet
yeah I’m not going to try to figure out the symbolism and just go with that.

Then there was that time with Akio massaged his nipples and Touga took pictures of it

no doubt to sell on the internet or to mags

only because it was the nineties and sexting hadn’t been invented yet

yeah I’m not going to try to figure out the symbolism and just go with that.

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(Saionji is standing up in the sidecar with his arms straight out from his shoulders and his jacket blowing open to reveal his bare nipple-less chest)

Touga: Saionji?

Saionji: Yeah?

Touga: Standing like that is dangerous.

(There is a pause. Saionji sits down)

Saionji: Right.

BUT BUT SAIONJI JUST WANTED TO BE AN AIRPLANE. A SMEXAY SHIRTLESS AIRPLANE.

This is definitely one of the most hilarious scenes on the show. Especially since Touja delivers it like a deadpan afterthought “oh by the way man that’s pretty stupid stop posing only Akio can do that shit” and Saionji like awkwardly pauses to think over whether he’s getting carried away and then actually complies.

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Saionji (to Touga): You have weird tastes, it’s not good.

Touga is too kinky for Saionji. No more of this dom/sub stuff with your sidecars and helmet dog collars!!!

Saionji (to Touga): You have weird tastes, it’s not good.

Touga is too kinky for Saionji. No more of this dom/sub stuff with your sidecars and helmet dog collars!!!

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Touga: You don’t like it because I’m driving?

Saionji: I don’t like not being in control! Or letting anyone get too deep into my heart!

Here we learn though unsubtle metaphor that Saionji doesn’t like bottoming. Too bad.

Also he’s a drama queen but we knew that.