I'd like to buy that one, save that the other eps on it aren't quite in the same league. I'd like to buy the rest of the SC DVDs, but I'll be pissed if they turn out to be heavy on the Reloadish filler stuff.
Charlotte when she saw his bodyI've run into one of those east meets west impasses. Let us suppose Goujun's younger brother encounters Goujun in his Jiip form. I can't imagine that Gouen will be at all delighted by Goujun's present state. He's small, he's a human's pet-cum-mode of transportation, and he's a lot less aware/ intelligent/ what will you, than he was as King of the Western Ocean.
Carried past her on a shutter
Like a well-conducted person
Went on cutting bread and butter
Now it seems to me that where Goukou and Goushou would be affronted and outraged in their different ways and doubtless storm off to give Kanzeon a piece of their minds-- for all the good it would do-- cool-headed Gouen would realize almost at once that there is in fact a very simple way of remedying Goujun's current migurushii uhh 'unbecoming to an officer and a dragon' state. You kill him. End current life, soul returns to Heaven as per arrangement, Kanzeon changes him back. Perfectly reasonable. We already know that Gouen doesn't cavil too much about the means if the end is important enough; and hey, bucking the natural order worked last time, didn't it?
But while I'm perfectly aware that fratricide is a good kingly pursuit east and west, somehow I just can't see Gouen actually doing it. Possibly the very thought is so unnatural that it *wouldn't* occur to him. When your reflexes are Confucianist (though I forget how my Taoist-by-nature Buddhist-by-forced-conversion dragons became Confucians) doesn't kin-murder start having the same 'too impossible to even think about' frisson that incest does with us?