Tari Tari – 08: What Happens to a Dream Deferred?

A whole lot of things happened…

Sawa recovers physically from getting thrown off her horse, but she desperately needed an attitude adjustment. Thankfully Wakana was able to salvage one in a single episode, but I also have to credit Sawa’s dad for condemning a stuffy admissions officer to the Buddhist hells. I think that there are times that we react to situations much in the way Sawa did. Her frustration was understandable and she has every right to be angry when she isn’t even given a shot. Nevertheless her lashing out at her friends was uncalled for though the verbal thrashing she gave to the School Choir was rather satisfying. Wakana had the right of it though Konatsu, Taichi, Wein, and Wakana did not say anything wrong. Sawa’s dream had taken on a darker tone and she really needed to step back for a second and figure out what was important.

It’s important to draw the distinction between stepping back and quitting, quitting is when you don’t look for alternative methods to achieve your goals. Stepping back on the other hand means you get the chance to look over the situation and hopefully think clearly and objectively at how to achieve your goals or if you goals need to be amended. Sawa wasn’t going to get a shot even if she underwent prolonged starvation, I think she knew it deep down but give her credit though she never gave up even if her tenacity soured into foolishness. It will be difficult to find a back-up plan but part of growing up is having more goals and ongoing objectives. In that regard Sawa was acting like a child, she wanted it so badly that she threw tantrums when she got frustrated. I hope that Sawa will consider other jobs that will help her keep riding since there isn’t much in the way of horses that pays handsomely. Perhaps Sawa could become a veterinarian since they are usually in high demand given how few there are relative to doctors.

As much as we would like to believe that we can be anything that we want to be, the hard reality of it is that somethings are just beyond the possible. Part of growing up means taking a look at your dreams and deciding which of them are still within reach. Time and money are finite resources and often our health and personal circumstances will limit some options while opening up others. In Sawa’s case her build prevented her from getting a straight shot at her goal though there are alternative methods to getting to where she wants to be. Her father isn’t wrong as she will need money to keep riding. Should Sawa have enough ambition and determination she could buy her own thoroughbred and start breeding and training her own race horses. That way she can ride them herself and give those small jockeys what for and bypass all the naysayers who said she could not.

Konatsu took her mildly off hunch to a new level and while for the most part Konatsu was correct about the highs and lows of love. I am going to count this as a confession even if it caught Sawa completely off guard. I think Sawa had already made her feelings clear but Konatsu made it official, good thing Sawa is more than willing to reciprocate her feelings. It’s nice to see that Konatsu cares that much about Sawa’s heart.

Wakana was on fire this time, not only does she salvage Sawa but she also had a brilliant delaying action to her credit as well. Wein seems to be a go big or go home kind of guy and while pulling the fire alarm would have caused plenty of time consuming mayhem; it would have endangered public safety and a hefty fine. Wakana has come a long way from that cold classmate at series start. I commend her for taking her mother’s death in stride even if it comes a bit belatedly.

Wein seems to be the focus of the next arc and from what we have seen it is likely that the holder of Red is terminally ill or suffers from a serious disease. Wein is still writing letters to a friend and his sentai toys appear to be the secondary connection for him. I can see why Wein thought pulling the fire alarm was a good idea as he could probably afford it. Still it was for the better that his big time gambit got nipped in the bud. It will be interesting to see what kind of growing pains Wein is going to have given his relatively happy temperament. Still he is capable of being snarky as he is not afraid to undercut Taichi when Wakana enters the picture.

You can’t change that but you can change which equestrian events that you train for.

He has a point you need a back-up plan even if dear old dad has the diplomatic skills of a cave troll.

Well it’s always better to have more than one dream, certainly one should have plenty of goals in life.

I know that stuck up bitch was patrolling truck stop parking lots…

Clearly the School Choir is full of drones…

That’s right stupid choir drone couldn’t come up with a come back.

Again, Konatsu is still learning to use her powers of prophecy.

Many have asked this question and yet we still have no good answer.

But there is no meaning to victory if there is no suffering…

Yeah such is life, Konatsu may get carried away often, but once in a while she can be profound.

Yeah it would be a cruel fate if Sawa were left an unmarried widow.

Konatsu with a stealthy yuri confession…

Yeah Sawa was a bit confused, she thought that her love for Konatsu was blatantly obvious.


Sawa should have just leaned in for the kiss.

No just think of it as re-assessing the situation. Don’t forget that it is the inability to give ground that dooms many.

Not exactly, it takes much more discipline to act according to the situation than to give into emotion.

Oh come on! You can’t hate on fun forever…

Yeah at best the one man band thing is best as a street performer.

Yes, its more fun with friends.

You just need to find your strength again kid.

NOW THAT is how you use your holy powers dad.

Whatever it takes or how her heart breaks. Konatsu will be right here waiting for you…

Wein needed a hero he’s holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night. He’s gotta be strong and he’s gotta be fast and he’s gotta be fresh from the fight…

Sawa literally got back on the horse.

I see that Wein is a man of action…

But Wein likes shiny red buttons…

Wakana however prefers prank calls.

I knew you would.

Good to see that Wakana was able to reel Sawa back into the fold.

By far the best way to get to school.

Going Wein?

Magical Girl Konatsu?

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  1. ThePaper
    Posted August 20, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Tari Tari rocks but it knows nothing about horseback riding.

    • Crusader
      Posted August 21, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

      I just don’t think they know enough about horse back riding outside of racing.

  2. MrTerrorist
    Posted August 20, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Dear Crusader, i feel sadden for the lack of MuvLuv posts since a lot of stuff has been happening in the show and your tactical analysis will helpful with the war on the BETA. I don’t mind your Tari Tari and Rinne no Lagrange posts but a lack of military action posts makes me feel like a Grim Reaper with no souls to feed.

    • Crusader
      Posted August 21, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

      Trying to manage as best I can, right now Tari Tari and Rinne are bright spots in an other wise hectic work week. I’ll do my best to get back on track, I just had a massive Warhammer 40k rearmament phase to work through.

  3. Posted August 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    So many teenagers in my high school kids show. This is nothing like my American high school kids shows!

    If some stupid girl had suddenly picked up my carefully-posed action figures, I’d get upset, too. They just don’t get it.

    Sawa can still be a jockey, even if she doesn’t get into jockey school. I mean, what can they teach you there that you can’t learn other ways? How to properly manage your eating disorders?

    That horse is going to make a mess of that bike area. And it still doesn’t solve the problem of how to get the bike home.

    I wonder how clubroom rights work at that school. For one, how come the official choir of the music school doesn’t have a place of their own to practice? If it’s not the whole choir, but just one little group, why do they get permission to use a club’s room? Did the anime club get kicked out of their place too?

    • Crusader
      Posted August 21, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

      To be fair Konatsu could easily pass for a child…

      I suppose jockey school gets you access much like how going to Yale or Havard helps open doors.

      Sawa can always convince Konatsu to ride the bike or Sabure for another sleep over.

      I just think the School Choir was needlessly throwing it’s weight around like they owned the place.

  4. Posted February 7, 2013 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Your style is so unique compared to other people I have read stuff from.
    Thank you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just bookmark this web site.

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