For a little over a year now, my friends and I have been running a minecraft multiplayer server between us. Over time, we've all worked on some amazing projects, whether it be gigantic Gurren-dan logos on fire or full replicas of the Angel Beats Campus (I'm still working on it). Since I finally finished one of my ambitious long term projects recently, I decided to upload a video tour to youtube to show you all.
This time my project was the Ogawa Apartment complex from Kara no Kyoukai's fifth chapter, Paradox Spiral. The building plays a key role in the movie, intentionally designed to confuse the occupants without their knowing, and I've done my best to replicate everything in detail, right down to the floor and wall designs. I've also included reference shots throughout the video for you all to compare with.
Also, I've included an omake with some older projects of mine that follow the Type Moon theme. Hope you all enjoy!
It's times like these I have to thank Carl Gustav Jung. If he hadn't coined the concept of archetypes, we would probably never had the concept of tsundere, and I would be a much less happy person. It's no coincidence that a lot of the characters I like in the shows I watch tend to be tsundere, but no tsundere has ever gone so far as to define my idea of perfection as Rin Tohsaka.
To everyone in her school she is the image of perfection - beautiful, top grades, helpful - but to the privileged few who know her secret of being a magus, she's powerful and calculating, yet quite rash and emotional when cornered, and not without her own flaws. She always plans ahead and never rushes into a situation without some consideration, but sometimes her plans can crumble from unexpected circumstances, and it's then that she has a hard time countering.
Rin is definitely one who's actions speak at least as loud as her words. As much as her tsun-tsun side may deny liking someone, how many girls out there would give away their absolute greatest treasure to save that person's life?
Beware should you get on her bad side however. Naru may punch you comically into orbit, Misaka might shock you with extreme voltage, and Senjougahara might stab your eye with a pen, but how many girls can lock you in an inescapable soundproof barrier, shoot you only by pointing their finger (no coin required), make you sicker than N1H1 just with a touch, and rip out the nerves in your arms while still conscious? That's not something to laugh at, though it does add a bit of liveliness to the relationship.
Her taunting words can be prickly sometimes, but just like a rose, if you can handle the thorns then you can savor the beauty more closely as well. Her clever spins to conversations make her hard to argue against, but if you're able to win and catch her off, her reactions only make it more enjoyable. Even when she's teasing however, she can be incredibly dere in her own way. Sometimes she'll yank you out on a date out of the blue and make a picnic basket herself in preparation herself. Other times she'll prepare amazing meals under the guise of "proving she's at least as good a cook".
To top it all off, she's got great fashion sense and is a drop dead beauty to behold. She started the twin tails and zettai ryouiki combination, even before Tamaki Kosaka. Her excellent choice of casual wear with short miniskirt and custom long sleeve shirt makes for a unique yet pleasing to the eye combination. Sometimes though, this can result in a sensory overload when used in tandem with certain poses. I tend to agree with Shirou on this:
When it all comes together, everything about her, from her brilliant mind, and strict teaching, to her caring personality, cute teasing, and absolute beauty, Rin Tohsaka is the closest I've ever seen to a true goddess. And that is why ever since I first saw her, she's remained my favorite tsundere.