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  1. Kazu-kun
    Yesterday 22:39
    No I can't do that. I don't want to jinx it. lol

    And I don't want to get over-hyped about them either.
  2. Darthtabby
    2015-05-27 22:39
    Bit of a late reply here, but yeah, I liked T2, despite the fact that I didn't actually see it until a few years ago. It and the first Die Hard (which I also didn't see until relatively recently) are probably my favorite "classic" action movies. I'd kind of like to see Aliens at some point as well as I've heard good things about it.

    One thing I wanted to say with regards to modern North American entertainment. I do have some issues with things being dark, but my major problem with a lot of recent blockbusters has actually been that I feel the action and effects have been way too much. Examples include the most recent Star Trek film and several of the recent Marvel blockbusters. (Also the new Fast and Furious film judging by the trailer, though I'm not very familiar with that franchise.)

    Though in spite of its having the same director as the Star Trek reboots, I'm really stoked for the new Star Wars movie. That looks awesome.
  3. Last Sinner
    2015-05-27 10:36
    Last Sinner
    I just watched When Marnie Was There. speechless. This movie....was wonderful....I dare to say I rate it better than anything Miyazaki ever made.

    Turns out Ghibli isn't finished after all. Yonebayashi might be the guy they're looking for.
  4. Kazu-kun
    2015-05-26 21:14
    I don't want to think of them as a "pairing". I'm trying really hard not to get my hopes up. It's so freaking hard when they come up with episodes like this. lol
  5. Last Sinner
    2015-05-26 20:39
    Last Sinner
    No worries. If you feel the content therein is best discussed that way, please do so.
  6. Axyp
    2015-05-26 20:39
    OH btw, you can add me on MAL since Im having trouble logging in.

    Username: Crips
  7. Axyp
    2015-05-26 19:07
    Is that so? Aha, well no worries. You're welcome. I myself, am a big fan of literature. So it'll be an up for me. Also into creative story telling. Have been getting that since high school lol. So yeah, hope others will go through with your idea too.
  8. Axyp
    2015-05-26 18:45
    Hey, do you have MAL? I'd like to add you on there if you don't mind?
  9. Last Sinner
    2015-05-26 04:27
    Last Sinner
    Sorry for delayed reply. My back has been a real nightmare for the last 36 hours without warning.

    I think, as you've pointed out, there are cultural factors at play. Stop me if you think I'm wrong about this one, but I'm going to recall something I heard Crispin Freeman say when he was at AVCon in 2012.

    In Japan, the notion of heroism is very different to what the US/The West thinks. In the West, it is about vanquishing evil, sending villians to oblivion. In Japan, it is more about bringing redemption/balance back. At the very least. FSN certainly delves into what it means to be a hero. The endless self-sacrifice which Shirou is notorious for - and one could put Saber in that category as well - is ultimately self-destructive. Shirou does not exist as a character to be liked. His views are heavily flawed and drawn from a man who was equally flawed - Kiritsugu. The way of the hero was not something Nasu championed overall. There were positives to being a hero, but following that ideal in totatily was ultimately undoing that person.

    I think the reviewer misses a point my friends have agreed on in the past regarding FSN - the viewer isn't meant to like Shirou. He doesn't exist to be worshipped, pitied or idolised. Merely he was willing to make sure evil didn't prevail even if he didn't agree with the Holy Grail War. Shirou's ideals aren't written to be championed. I think the reviewer expected Shirou to come up with an argument to counter Archer or Gilgamesh since that was how they experienced things in Fate/Zero. The trinity of flawed male ideologies about women in Fate/Zero coming from Kiritsugu (sacrificial), Kiriya (they need to be saved) and Kirei (they are damned) serve a purpose, set up anti-hero/villain status, perhaps tie the ideology to something tangible in an argumentative sense. But Shirou was never designed to have a viewpoint that made sense from a logical perspective.

    As for the gender things - I think anyone knows there are creepy elements to FSN. But the claim by the reviewer and others that they exist for shock value and to be derogetory just doesn't sit with me. At what point did Nasu ever condone such actions? And what ultimately happened to those that perpetrated such heinous actions? They eventually met a bitter end as they deserved. In the Nasuverse, those who did wrong, particularly from a moral sense, didn't get away with it.

    While in Fate/Zero, what irked me most was that every significant female character met a very cruel end. Irisviel had an utterly painful death and was defiled by Kirei in the process. Maya was left to bleed out in agony. Aoi was murdered. Rin lost her family and her kindess. Ilyasviel lost her family and innocence. Saber was left alone and felt that her life meant nothing. Sakura was left abandoned to rape and torture. Whereas the majority of the major male characters either lived to fight another day or died in glory/quickly. Female life didn't seem to mean much of anything within Fate/Zero, from what I saw.

    And yes, while Saber and Rin may not be true examples of independence/not being objectified, they still made their decisions within the FSN saga on their own terms. They never let themselves be utterly defiled. In the end, they do prevail. Shirou was heavily reliant on them to succeed. At the end of Fate, Saber did choose her own path, regardless of what had happened with Shirou. She chose her own end to find her own peace. She wasn't existing just to be with Shirou - she was always after salvation. Rin's intentions changed somewhat over the process and her heart returned. I feel regardless of which route it was, the female always gained more than Shirou did. The female that was the core of their respective arc meant more than Shirou.

    Perhaps in the end, this review was designed to seek attention. Or perhaps this person genuinely believes everything they wrote. I find it flawed and contradictory. You can't claim moral high ground with Fate/Zero and condemn Fate/Stay Night in the same breath but this person sure loves to.
  10. 0utf0xZer0
    2015-05-26 04:10
    I suspect I'd like Kimikiss if I found the time to give it a good shot but that's tricky to find. I did watch a couple episodes of it at one point but not with the sort of serious commitment I seem to need to clear anything from my backlog.

    I actually am making some good progress on clearing Yahari Ore S1, Kagihime Monogatari Eikyuu Alice Rondo, Onegai Teacher, Umi Monogatari and Asatte no Houkou from the backlog but that's because I'm watching those with my girlfriend when she's over to work on her costumes (we break when she hits really tricky parts). Asatte no Houkou has been a realy standout so far.

    BTW, I've also been fairly impressed with recent Plastic Memories episodes though definitely not to a "it's a classic" extent.

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  • About Triple_R
    Comic book and Star Trek fan in my youth, pro wrestling fan for awhile, now mostly into anime
    Newfoundland, Canada
    Pro Hockey (Habs fan), anime, sports games
    Private, but I am working
    Avatar & Signature
    Avatar: Honoka Kousaka Sig: Madoka and Krul Tepes, Sig by Kaihan
    Currently Watching
    Fate/Stay Night UBW 2015
    Hibike! Euphonium
    Houkago no Pleaides
    Knights of Sidonia Season 2
    Owari no Seraph
    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid
    The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan
    Show By Rock!!
    Top Tier

    All-Time Favorite - Madoka Magica
    Gateway Anime - El Hazard: The Magnificent World

    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (all)
    Love Live!: School Idol Project
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

    2nd Tier

    Gurren Lagann
    Maria-sama ga Miteru
    Clannad: After Story
    Saki (all)
    Shakugan no Shana (all)
    True Tears
    Tari Tari

    3rd Tier

    Kill La Kill
    Tiger and Bunny
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
    Mai HiME
    Ga-Rei Zero
    Hanasaku Iroha
    Kanon (2006)
    Little Busters!
    Sword Art Online
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