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Future Diary episode 18

I think it may be time for some Valentines themed Future Diary content, don’t you think?

Roses are red
Violets are blue
My walls are covered
With pictures of you

For you I am completely obsessed
But your parents are making me stressed
If they don’t like whether
We can be together
I’ll stab them right in the chest

Roses are red
They can also be white
I am like Santa
I watch you at night

Imagine that it was unknown
That we were together alone
I’ll kill all those
Who try to impose
On our hidden romantic zone

Roses are red
Violence is too

If only you always knew
No matter what it is you do
From summer to spring
I’ll be watching
Standing right behind you

Shall I compare thee to a bloody knife?
Thou art the object of my desires,
For one eve I shall be your wife
And the rest can all burn in fires.
The eye of judgement will shine
From those who do not understand my love
But those who know us will decline
Because I will dispose all of the above.
I know your entire day-to-day schedule
Memorised your favourite dishes
Those who deny our future a fool
Whose destiny is to sleep with the fishes
So long as you can breathe, I won’t let you go
Wherever you are, I will always know

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  1. Test
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    … How did you like the episode?

    • Scamp
      Posted February 14, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

      S’all right. Yuno’s past was surprisingly well-played, but Yuki’s acceptance of his dad was a bit jarring

      • Flawfinder
        Posted February 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

        Considering his dad came back to pray for his mom, bought back the telescope, and planned to turn himself in, I thought it was alright. While I would have preferred Yuki to accept, but not forgive, his father, it wasn’t done as bad as a lot of people seemed to say it was.

      • kero92
        Posted February 15, 2012 at 2:47 am | Permalink

        It did seemed quite nonsensical, you know, after killing his mom (the GOOD parent) leaving him to die, and attempting to break his phone, for Yuki to forgive his dad it was completely out of place. However, with that, Yuki has now an actually valid and realistic reason to develop his own character.

      • Posted February 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Permalink


      • blackice85
        Posted February 16, 2012 at 4:39 am | Permalink

        I’m surprised how quickly he seemed to get over his mother’s death. I could see him accepting his dad sometime after the grieving process, but I’d expect to see him in a rage or something this soon after and ready to kill him.

      • enigmator
        Posted February 16, 2012 at 8:31 am | Permalink

        On the other hand, it could be argued that Yukki had always dreamed of his parents coming back together again. It’s indeed true that his mother’s death was traumatic, but he still preferred to cling on to what was left of his futile dream instead of facing the reality before him.

        If he rejected his father right there and then, it would be no different from letting go off the hope he held on to for so long.

  2. Adamar
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Permalink


  3. Posted February 14, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    How very fitting. There probably are Shakespeare characters who think like the last one.

  4. fathomlessblue
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Santa watches you at night? Jesus, how terrifying!

  5. Posted February 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Permalink


    (where is the second text from?)

    • Someone Else
      Posted February 16, 2012 at 9:43 am | Permalink

      I assume it’s Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

      • Scamp
        Posted February 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

        A highly modified version of that

  6. ペーパー先生
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Greatest. Poem. Ever.

  7. 3242
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    That poem shall go down in history as the one that introduces the uneducated to future diary.

    • Shogun
      Posted February 15, 2012 at 3:02 am | Permalink

      There’s a high school class 500 years from now with a very skewed perception of how we viewed love.

  8. Shogun
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    Am I the only one that was absolutely jarred by Yuno’s voice when she was thinking about the guys who were checking her out?

    I mean, I’m pretty sure that’s the first time she’s broken out of her ‘cute’ voice. She sounded like an angry Revy from Black Lagoon.

    • zhai2nan2
      Posted February 15, 2012 at 5:09 am | Permalink

      I thought that voice was great. Yuno has always been axe crazy. We always knew there was a lot of anger in her. It wasn’t jarring, exactly, it was more like, “Yeah, I knew that was in her somewhere.”

      I was also very pleased to see the explanation of just how Yuno got to be so crazy and what she did to cross her personal Rubicon.

      As for Yuki accepting his father – well, Yuki’s cowardice probably comes from his father’s moral cowardice. Yuki sits back and lets women take care of him – it’s genetic, he inherited it from his father. It seemed to be a very plausible decision. The difference is that Yuki’s dad is greedy and takes initiative, whereas Yuki is passive and doesn’t act until he must.

      • Shogun
        Posted February 15, 2012 at 7:09 am | Permalink

        Yeah, jarring was the wrong word. It was just slipped in so casually that I had to rewind to figure out why she seemed more fucked up than usual.

        Your view makes the forgiveness scene acceptable to me. Still silly, but it works for FD because Yuki has serious issues, which is easy to forget with Yuno around.

        Speaking of, I loved her backstory as well. On a darker note, my half brothers, both much older than me, actually experienced that kind of abuse from their [very brief] stepfather, and if you ever mention his name you can see it on their face, what it can do to a person. So yeah, that almost made her a sympathetic character for me. Which I didn’t think was possible, even in all of her glory.

      • zhai2nan2
        Posted February 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

        my half broth­ers, both much older than me, actu­ally exper­i­enced that kind of abuse

        I’m sorry to hear that. Recall that the very first shot of the very first episode was all about Yuno, and they have finally made it clear why she’s the main character. Yuki might be the hero, but Yuno is the most important character in the show – she’s the one that the writers care about the most. It’s really her story.

        And, yeah, probably the writers were close to somebody who suffered through similar abuse, and probably the writers are using a fantasy story as a means of personal psychological catharsis.

        This is actually common in sci-fi and fantasy. Walter Jon Williams once said that the secret history of sci-fi is child abuse, and a whole lot of sci-fi books are centered on child protagonists who valiantly overcome their psychological abuse.

    • Shogun
      Posted February 17, 2012 at 12:12 am | Permalink

      That’s really thought-provoking, so I went and subscribed to his blog.

      That said, I’ll take it with a grain of salt, or I’ll start psychoanalyzing the espers every time I watch Akira. And that’s a long movie.

  9. Anonymous
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 4:14 am | Permalink

    D’awwww, how sweet!

  10. Duelit
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    Probably my favorite post for the Mirai Nikki series. You sum it up perfectly in poetic verse Scamp :3 Also, this is close to the 4 year anniversary since I started reading beginning on the other site and when you moved over after your Code Geass days, 2 since you started blogging Durarara, and probably 3-4 since you started your new site. CONGRATZ :3 (sorry, I have an annoyingly good memory and genial attitude >.<)

    • Scamp
      Posted February 15, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

      I never really had Code Geass days tbh…

  11. Guest
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I lol’d. 2 good episodes back to back?

    Story of Yuno’s life, right here: you can put your parents in the cage, but you can’t really let them back out, can you? No choice but to follow through on that decision to the bitter end…

    • Posted February 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink


  12. Posted February 16, 2012 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    Your ABAB verses are great, but your rhythm in the AABBA verses is choppy.

  13. Poro
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    I literally fell out of my chair screaming at the end of the 3rd episode WTF! This is scarier than Another!!

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