There are many moments that one can consider memorable. Those moments can happen any time in real life or in the fictional world. I thought it would be fun to feature and talk about them! In order to keep the list a bit shorter, I’m only going to be focusing on the fictional moments that are memorable Whether those moments were memorable because they were sad, happy, funny, action-packed, intense, or bittersweet does not matter. Whether the moment was in a book, short story, manga, or graphic novel does not matter either. I am not sure on how frequently I will be doing this feature… It really only depends on the feedback
The two moments that I am going to talk about on this feature’s debut are from one of my favorite books and one of my favorite manga: Liesl & Po and Pandora Hearts. (Yeah, I just mentioned Pandora Hearts AGAIN! Deal with it!) Oh, and if there are spoilers, I will always put out a warning.
Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver
“‘And you were going to rescue me?” Liesl asked.
“Yes,” Will mumbled. “Or try to, at least.” His face was burning hot. He had never been so embarrassed in his life; he saw now how stupid the idea was. And obviously she didn’t need rescuing–she had gotten out all on her own, The alchemist had, perhaps, been right all along. He was useless.
Suddenly Liesl threw her arms around him with such force that he stumbled backward. Will had never been hugged in all his life, and he did not know what to do. Liesl’s hair tickled his cheek, and he could feel her little heart, beating hard through layers of cloth and clothing. He stood perfectly still, praying that she would let him go, feeling even more embarrassed than he had been just a moment earlier.
“Thank you,” she said. “I think you are very brave.”
“Yes. And clever.”
“Oh.” When Liesl released him at last, Will found that his head felt strange and fuzzy, as though he had just been spinning in a circle. He repeated, “Oh.”
Isn’t that just the sweetest and heartwarming thing? A little boy who has never been hugged and has always been called useless suddenly being hugged by a girl he had only really met a few days ago and called brave and clever. Friendship is a theme that plays a huge role in this book and I feel that this scene perfectly shows that. The hug between the two friends is sweet, meaningful, and made my heart melt. I always find myself rereading it. Liesl & Po is one of my favorite books because of all the little moments like this Lauren Oliver took the time and attention to include.
Pandora Hearts Vol.14 by Jun Mochizuki
Remember to read the pages, panels, and text bubbles from right to left! It should be easy enough to get the hang of. Oh, and click to enlarge
Aw, our little Oz is becoming a yandere! What made this scene so surprising is how chaotic Oz himself was. Sure, he completely snaps many times before this certain moment, but in those times, the reader could always just assume that Oz’s mind had crumbled from all the blood, death, and strange things happening around him, Jack’s influence, or the B-Rabbit’s influence. But in this moment, Oz’s actions and feelings of hatred toward Isla Yura for what he has done to Alice and many other people are what fuel his desire to destroy the villain. I was left wondering if that cheerful, quirky Oz that was our protagonist was gone. And also, I am in love with all the detail Jun puts in the panel with Oz declaring that he is going to kill Isla Yura. You can really see the insanity in his eyes and smile, and the B-Rabbit’s silhouette is in the background. (Isla Yura’s face is really distracting, though.)
So yeah, those are the two memorable moments that I am featuring in this post. I actually really like this feature since I can fangirl/vent/d’aww as much as I want But I also want to hear your opinion on this! And be sure to tell me some moments you think are memorable in the comments section!