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Conversation Between 0utf0xZer0 and Triple_R
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  1. Triple_R
    2011-10-30 20:34
    Triple_R
    Well, it's no big deal.

    In fact, I'm partly just trying to challenge the biggest fans of the show a bit, to try to spice the Fate/Zero threads up a bit. My views are similar to Last Sinner in this regard - A lot of people are just writing loads of pure praise about it, and that can make discussions less interesting, imo.

    Obviously, I think it's very good, or my lowest rating wouldn't be a 8, and I wouldn't have given a 10 to Episode 4. But I don't think it's above criticism, either.

    One of the admittedly few things I'd change about it (if I could) is indeed the Masters cast, though. Not a lot, but maybe one or two of them.


    However, I certainly don't think I could do a better job writing it. The dialogue in Fate/Zero is very good for the most part, beyond anything I think I could come up with (at least for original characters). They're hitting just the right notes with Rider and Saber in particular, and those character types are actually tricky to write (Rider could easily feel overly misogynistic or old-fashioned in the wrong hands, while Saber could easily feel too caught up in nobility in the wrong hands).
  2. 0utf0xZer0
    2011-10-30 20:16
    0utf0xZer0
    I won't deny I've been wanting to see more loli-Rin.

    I'm not generally a fan of brooding characters but I honestly find Kiritsugu kind of sympathetic. When he does stuff like compare the weight of his daughter to that of the gun he's holding... he comes across as different from say, Tsokiomi, who doesn't really seem to care what he puts his family through.

    And as for a serious response to the Rin question... I'd probably enjoy having a Rin-like character involved in some capacity, but I'm not sure about using a Rin-like character as a master. Fate/Zero's conflict draws a lot of character from the high "bastard to good guy" ratio among the masters and I wouldn't want to mess with that. A character like Miharu or Hitagi would be a better fit for a master in this story, IMO.

    But overall its just not that big a deal to me. I like what Gen has done with this story, and unlike with say, C3, I don't find myself thinking that I could have written a better version (my version would probably end up channeling a lot of Iriya no Sora or Kamisama Dolls in terms of character relationships and gunning for audience sympathy).
  3. Triple_R
    2011-10-30 19:09
    Triple_R
    So you go for broody and morose characters, eh?

    In response to your post on Fate/Zero Episode 5. You honestly wouldn't like to see someone like Rin here? Just to add some spice and variety?
  4. 0utf0xZer0
    2011-10-29 23:05
    0utf0xZer0
    When I first saw Infinite Stratos episode 12, I remember being bothered by the Houki ending too.

    More recently, however, I got the chance to skim read that scene in the original IS novels (the current anime adopts three of seven volumes, and I suspect there may be more to come), which like many LNs are written from a first person perspective (edit: sorry, meant to say that it gives the thoughts of the current viewpoint character... its still third person) . In that version, it’s clear that he’s not so much picking Houki over Charlotte as about to give in to temptation when the rest of the girls show up. I strongly suspect that we’re not going to see a “winner” anytime soon.

    That said, I’m still somewhat disappointed by this result since the “Charlotte route” is unusually well developed in the anime and it really feels like the author is just giving in to harem anime tropes by not committing to it.

    Regarding Guilty Crown – I one of the people who actually has been taking a wait and see approach to it, because I was seeing a definite mix of things I liked and didn’t like. Some thoughts:

    -My favourite parts of the show are definitely the high stakes “cat and mouse” games we saw in episodes one and three.

    -The actual summoning system is kind of cool but every time Shu uses it in combat a little voice in my head screams “OMG H4X!”. It’s just too powerful and rule-breaking. So while I like the cat and mouse games, I don’t much care for the large battles.

    -I had high hopes for Inori early on, seeing her as a bit of an “action idol” in the vein of someone like Macross Frontier’s Sheryl Nome. Now she reminds me a lot of Iriya Kana – broken and half dead. Except that Kana got significant moe points from me because I could always feel how badly she loved Asaba and how it gave her the will to keep fighting. Inori just feels kind of… dead. Maybe that’ll change over the course of the series. For the moment though, I’m liking the two pilot girls (Tsugumi and Ayase) more.
  5. Triple_R
    2011-10-25 21:22
    Triple_R
    Infinite Stratos Episode 10-12 thoughts below:

    Spoiler for Infinite Stratos:
  6. 0utf0xZer0
    2011-10-25 03:01
    0utf0xZer0
    Spoiler for Infinite Stratos 10-12:
  7. Triple_R
    2011-10-25 00:46
    Triple_R
    Yeah, I found Infinite Stratos' ending slightly disappointing. I feel like they chickened out in a couple areas with it, plus made a particular secondary character rather unlikable to me. ^_^;;

    Before I write more, though, I'm curious to get your own take on Infinite Stratos' last two or three episodes, and see if you had the same problems with it that I had.
  8. Triple_R
    2011-10-22 22:28
    Triple_R
    Yes, I finished all of Shigofumi. And yeah, Momoka's dad is like a much less fabulous version of the father of the main female protagonist of Shigofumi, IIRC.
  9. 0utf0xZer0
    2011-10-22 22:21
    0utf0xZer0
    Okay, quick question: since you mentioned seeing some of Shigofumi a while back, did you ever finish it? And did the lastest episode of Penguin Drum remind you of it at all?
  10. 0utf0xZer0
    2011-10-19 03:22
    0utf0xZer0
    Yeah, IS's second third was great. I should warn you that you might want to readjust your expectations for episodes 10+ though, the ending didn't live up to my hopes based on the middle section.

    Will be interested in hearing your thoughts about Ichika... I've always felt he's better than average for a reason I never took the time to pinpoint.

    Stupid/silly scene... you mean the kick to the head? Yeah, that was pretty bad, although at least there's enough justification so that Charlotte's "sweetest action girl" cred isn't diminished.

    I'd also give some credit for the show's success to the actual plot of the second third. Much of the charm of this section for me was how Charlotte and Ichika reacted to the revelation, than rapidly became affectionate. In other words, it actually takes the implications of "under one roof" to heart. Somehow, knowing that its driven largely by forced proximity and a shared secret doesn't make it any less sweet.

    Also, as a quick question, any thoughts on the new title? I get a kick out of it but worry that the irony may be lost on some.

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