3 Day Quote Challenge
Day 2 of 3
First off I’d like to extend my gratitude to Akko Anime, who sent the challenge. I was hitting some serious writer’s block and this gives me something fun to do, truly I can’t thank you enough. I love quoting things so this should be a lot of fun.
Rules and Regulations:
- Post one quotation a day for three days (they can be from other sources or one of your own).
- Nominate 3 other bloggers to participate per post.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you
And the second quote is :
“The word ‘general’ is no different from ‘squadron commander’ or ‘battalion commander’, merely the name for a rank and a duty. Nevertheless, very few ever make it that far. It is a place that can only be reached by those who have come back from death’s door many times and achieved many great feats. In consequence, a general gets the responsibility and tremendous honor of fighting with the lives of millions at his command. Therefore his presence is weighty. Therefore he shines bright enough to dazzle.” -Wang Yi/Ouki from Kingdom.
This was a tough one. Originally I was leaning towards Iskandar’s speech on the nature of kings from Fate Zero since it has a similar message. However I switched to this one because the voice acting and delivery of this little speech blows Iskandar’s out of the water and that is no easy feat. I’m also a big fan of Kingdom so that may have helped. As for why I chose a quote like this one, it’s both inspiring and insightful. Anime characters talk a lot but rarely do the best members of any given profession talk about their profession in any level of detail. So hearing the opinions of a great general about what makes a general special is a rare treat. It also speaks to the great heights individuals can reach, the trials they overcame to get there and what the rewards of their trials are. If you want a scene that you can sit back and wowed by over and over, this scene towards the very end of episode 38, where Wang Yi gives this speech is such a moment. Speeches rarely get much better than this one.