Another easy question! Ha, I’m becoming a real pro at this! I hope you guys are enjoying these.

  1. Your Favorite Teen Meister
  2. Your Least Favorite Teen Meister
  3. Your Favorite Teen Weapon
  4. Your Least Favorite Teen Weapon
  5. Your Favorite Adult Meister
  6. Your Least Favorite Adult Meister
  7. Your favorite Adult Weapon
  8. Your Least favorite Adult Weapon
  9. Your Favorite Witch
  10. Your Least Favorite Witch
  11. Your Favorite Class
  12. Your Favorite Outfit
  13. Your Favorite Pairing
  14. Your Least Favorite Pairing
  15. Your Favorite Crack Pairing
  16. Your Least Favorite Crack Pairing
  17. Your Favorite Scene
  18. Your Least Favorite Scene
  19. Crossover
  20. Your Favorite Opening
  21. Your Least Favorite Opening
  22. Your Favorite Ending
  23. Your Least Favorite Ending
  25. Moon or Sun?
  26. Fool! / BAKA!
  27. Lord Death
  28. If You Met Your All Time Favorite Character
  29. Chibi Time?
  30. A Message To Atsushi Ohkubo
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so poised

Your Favorite Adult Meister

I’m just going to come right out and say it, Stein is one of my favorite characters. I don’t mean from Soul Eater, I mean in general. And I have no idea why… 

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You got weird tastes lady

Well that’s not entirely true, I do have a bit of an idea, it has to do with his temperature! There’s no denying that he sports a lot of the features I happen to enjoy staring at and the whole stitches motif he’s got going on is soooo me, but I’d like to think there’s more to it than that. After all, I think Alibaba from Magi is one handsome cartoon but I often forget he exists (sometimes while watching Magi…) So, what is it about Stein? I won’t lie, I really don’t know and I have no clue where this post is going to go. It might not get published. It might devolve into NSFW fanfic. Let’s find out! 

So how does he take that shirt off? I’m just asking for practical reasons

Personality wise, he’s pretty indefensible. The man is completely honest about his lack of morals and disinterest in others. He’s stated that he’s incapable of love or empathy and does not seem the least bit troubled by it. He feels no need for friendships or romances and his only actual interest in others is as walking talking experiments.  His fragile loyalty to Death is only based on a practical consideration to help him avoid sinking into complete madness because that would be inconvenient. He’s a horrible person but also really fascinating. Oh wait – am I seeing him as a test subject?

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He was probably a real sweet kid….

Amoral characters tend to interest me in general. The lack of any strong persuasions grants a certain freedom. It makes it so a character can be meticulously developed but remain a little unpredictable without it seeming out of place. It’s not so much that Stein could do anything at any time, he does have a through line and is consistent, it’s more that there are no real established rules for how a character like him would normally behave so a good writer can afford to throw in some twists as long as he can justify them within Stein’s reasoning. I guess I tend to prefer characters that are stimulating to those that are merely inspiring. I’m just much more curious than emotional really. 

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Oh you…

Within the show Stein is probably the closest thing to an authority figure. By that I don’t mean he is supremely powerful, although he is quite capable no one could doubt that Death surpasses him. I mean he is the story element that sets up rules around the younger cast for most of the show. He’s also the one who answers questions, gives guidance and sets up tasks. How any of these kids are still alive is a true wonder. His own difficult struggle with insanity is an obvious mirroring of the overall theme of chaos vs order and brings the central conflict of the show down to a personal level. Since I’m a person who likes rules and understands the fear of losing control, I can really apricate Stein’s character.

Run Tsubaki

Finally, his lack of sentimentality guarantees that he’s never going to get all mopey and emo on us! Stein greets most situations with dry sarcastic wit and perfect deadpan humor. Two of my favorite things. And I just realized, I’m Stein. I like him because he’s like me. I should probably see someone about that. So, is anyone else super disappointed this didn’t go the x-rated doujin way?

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I actually found a pic of him smiling without looking like a psycho

Suggested drink: a Mad Scientist

  • Every time Stein tightens his screw – take a drink
  • Every time Stein rolls in or out on a computer chair – take a drink
    • if he falls – take a second
  • Every time Stein reminds you of Faust – consider reading Shaman King
  • Every time he gets creepy shiny glasses – have a drink
  • Every time Stein lights a cigarette – have a snack?
  • Every time Stein confronts Medusa – have a drink
  • Every time we see the world through Stein’s madness – wonder if you already had too many

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