His story is sweet and sad, and completely relatable for someone like me that that feels the throbbing void that mortality leaves in its wake on a daily basis.
She was like a breath of fresh air, not only reflecting my own traits back at me, but also reflecting back traits that I aspire to have, or to develop further.
When I was working out the differences between boys and girls, Coco came along and proved that girls could be good with computers.
She introduced me to a world that broke what I thought were the rules. We did not have to be the damsels in distress. Peach could save Mario. Zelda could fight back against Ganon. I could save myself and others.
Everything I was told my whole life seemed to crash down before my feet. I, on a much smaller scale, was like Lilith in that moment.
If Shulk were an IRL friend of mine, he wouldn’t stop short of getting between me and my problem, and not getting out of the way until I learn to move on.
He is resolutely and unashamedly himself at all times, and that is how I want to be.
No wonder I’m a cat person.
Even though I’ve grown more nihilistic in my old age, I don’t let my cynicism become a silencing factor to the idealism of youth.
That while we all have our demons within, it is possible to fight to overcome them.