Giving opposing opinions to those in a thread without adding any rationalization is trolling. Giving reasons for those opinions is conversation. SnM is far too long. All of it's characters reach the peak of their growth before the series's halfway point. After that point, no significant revelations to the plot are made until the last three or four episode, but anyone paying attention could have figured these out for themselves. The series was at least 10 episodes too long. Balsa is a wholly unlikable character. She's selfish and she hits children. You think she's "honorable" or "gar" but the fact is she's just a bitch. It's cute seeing Chagum grow into a man, but that happens far too quickly, and in the latter half of the series he's nothing but a victim, completely negating all of his growth. There, I just dramatically increased the integrity of your thread.