I’m on a huge social media kick lately, trying to bring Beneath the Tangles to varied and larger audiences. One platform I’ve joined is Tumblr – a unique place for sure, and one that can be very addicting.
This argument largely falls apart when you realize the miracle kirito performed (surpassing the system) is performed by Asuna 3 seconds before him. And several episodes previously (LN spoiler: Asuna rescuing kirito from kuradeel is also breaking the system.). As we learn later, this is the beginning of the incarnate system, using pure strength of will to alter the seed environment. As we’re shown later in Underworld (also based on the SAO seed) almost any one with a strong soul can use the incarnate system.
Also, kirito doesn’t die. You’re told point blank by kyaba that death in any world is death, and that he created your “heaven” to talk to asuna and kirito one last time. Meaning as such he kept their nervegear from frying their brains when their avatars die because they showed him something as amazing as surpassing the system was possible. The only one of the three that dies is Kyaba himself, who dies with Aincrad.
When you take away the singularity of kirito’s “miracle” and his death and rebirth, the Christ analogy falls rather flat.
Um, well, yeah! So…um…yeah…you’re pretty much absolutely correct, Tumblr Person. This is what happens when you try to write a post over an episode you barely remember and didn’t bother rewatching. -_-‘
It’s not easy to take bite of humble pie, but its something we all need sometimes (and since we’re imperfect, it’s something that happens to all of us).
What about you? When’s a time when you’ve been given a heavy dose of humility, on the Internet or otherwise?
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