I don't think agreeing that in either scenario Casca and Farnese will have to learn to know each other again in some form (which I agree is one of the most important aspects of their future relationship) really mitigates my original statement that Casca remembering her post-eclipse experiences still has its own narrative value unique to it, because as I've stated having that mental/emotional modifier that would inform their behavior/interactions, even if it's technically theoretically quantitatively more limiting in terms of narrative opportunities, creates a dynamic I think would be quite interesting/appealing qualitatively.Aazealh said:Well beyond the technicalities, like I said I think it mitigates your initial statement if you agree that they'll have to learn to know each other again regardless. That's the more important aspect to me.
I should clarify what I mean, I don't mean it's not obvious upon a basic analysis/discussion of the narrative. But rather due to my impressions of the Berserk fandom, primarily all off this site mind you; as in the plethora of comments one can find that believe Casca is just going to get killed (along with Guts' new companions) down the line and/or Casca won't get cured because *Miura just loves doing grimdark things in Berserk* (this is sarcasm) and/or people who think Casca will want to go run back to Griffith when she is restored (this one really grinds my gills and I see it pop up so often around the 'net). So statements/observations that may seem obvious for the discussions on this site regarding Guts and Casca's complicated relationship, including their post-Eclipse interactions/incidents, isn't to me based on my past experiences with Berserk internet fandom.Aazealh said:Nah, I don't think it's related to how long someone has been following the series. Don't you think it's normal and expected that Guts and Casca's past, including the complicated situations experienced since the Eclipse, will play a role in determining their future together? That's hardly a radical idea. In fact I can't say I remember hearing anyone argue otherwise in all my time here (which is indeed a very long time).