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Dec 3rd 2018 at 11:30:09 AM •••

Previously the page quote was:

\"As soon as you appeared on this roof you made yourself ridiculous. It was your tone of voice. You spoke your words as though you denied the very existence of the shadows or of evil. Think, now: where would your good be if there were no evil and what would the world look like without shadow? Shadows are thrown by people and things. There\'s the shadow of my sword, for instance. But shadows are also cast by trees and living things. Do you want to strip the whole globe by removing every tree and every creature to satisfy your fantasy of a bare world? You\'re stupid.\"

In my opinion, this quote takes too long to get to the point, so I\'ve replaced the previous quotation with this one:

\"I do not deny evil, nor do I believe that any human is completely free of malice. Everything must be in balance. As long as evil and good maintain an equilibrium in this world, there is no problem. Perfect balance is the key to everything.\"
Death the Kid, Soul Eater

Jul 9th 2016 at 2:25:44 PM •••

Just to be clear, good =/= law, which is what some of this article wrongfully implies.

Dec 10th 2015 at 4:09:56 PM •••

What's the opposite of this? There's plenty about the ways this is implemented but I don't see one thing about stories that say the whole "balance" thing is a load bigger than the bull that made it. For that matter, are there tropes about different interpretations of what evil is? The balance only works with the possibly mistaken belief that "evil" is merely the absence or opposite of good, even though philosophical thought has also suggested that instead evil might be better defined as a parasite or corruption that has and needs good as its core, a rotten apple rather than no apple.

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