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  1. Last Sinner
    2013-02-25 23:49
    Last Sinner
    Any idea what happened to Pocari? Seems to have vanished.

    On another note, I'm still unable to watch anime thanks to no glasses. -_- To make matters worse, some idiot walked into me in town last week and broke my sunglasses then threatened to smash me when I asked him what the hell. Another week at least before I can see again...getting really sick of this.

    And in case if you're wondering 'Surely you could see from a computer screen and chair', well yes but light is rather painful for me at the moment without glasses. It took five days for my eyes to adjust to having that much light come through.
  2. Dr. Casey
    2013-02-23 21:16
    Dr. Casey
    "Stories are reviewed when they are reviewed..." - Shiro

    Hope you liked my PPPL post.
  3. Archon_Wing
    2013-02-23 19:00
    On behalf of my (somewhat) crazy countrypeople to your south, I would like to thank you for your post in the politics thread.
  4. Kudryavka
    2013-02-21 20:52
    No I just did not like how the person compared being against stealing (following the law) to being for slavery (which he claims was at one point following the law, but it never was that simple because the American flavor of slavery goes against most sane people's intuition at least a little).
  5. Ledgem
    2013-02-19 15:28
    Now that you mention it, your explanation of your user name sounds really familiar but the extended explanation was new to me. It seems like you chose a good, meaningful user alias

    Admittedly I'm not really enjoying Penguin Drum as much as I thought I would. Even without knowing much more than the series synopsis, I heard that there was a lot of symbolism in the series and had high expectations for that. I usually love symbolism in series, and storylines that require the viewer to make some connections on their own, mulling things over. The thing is, I just watched episode 14 today and I still feel as if the overall point of the series isn't clear. There's loads of symbolism and many interesting themes to think about, but as of now it's still all too abstract. It's the type of feeling that I'd expect if this were still the first half of the series.

    My guess (and hope) is that it will all come together in some meaningful way by the end and create some revelation of understanding that makes the entire series seem like a masterpiece. But I much prefer a presentation in the style of Madoka Magica. That was really masterful - the series starts you out with certain concrete expectations, but then there are some "big reveals" that completely change your perception of both what has happened and where things are headed (I can think of two such reveals in Madoka; most series are great if they can pull off even one). Speaking of presentation, another major annoyance is the heavy usage of "flashbacks." A flashback here and there is fine, but it seems like weak storytelling if an episode has to break up the current sequence of events with flashbacks in order to make the present events understandable or more impactful. Even though I call it weak it was probably a stylistic decision that they made. It's certainly unique. It just doesn't strike me as being very advanced or meaningful.

    It's not that I'm not enjoying myself. The voice actress behind Himari is fantastic; I wish she had more screen time. The backgrounds and art style are wonderful, and the more accessible symbolism is delightful. Yet overall, I feel like I watch each episode because I want everything I've seen so far to make sense. I also want to find out why this series was such a big deal. Its popularity makes me think that it must be worth it by the end.

    I'll see it through to the end, but I've considered dropping it twice. Who knows, maybe I'll reach the end and still dislike it. It's been an interesting experience so far, though!
  6. Archon_Wing
    2013-02-18 22:28
    Since you mentioned the introvert/extrovert dynamic between Nanoha and Fate, this might be something to read. Well ignore the emo in the thread.
  7. Dr. Casey
    2013-02-18 21:34
    Dr. Casey
    Oh no, don't ever worry about that. An Alzheimer's grandmother that's increasingly hard to deal with doesn't leave me with much free time, but there's definitely no issue of declining fandom here; as I've said before, I'm not ever going to lose interest in the story.
  8. Dr. Casey
    2013-02-18 21:09
    Dr. Casey
    I've been watching Penguin Drum recently, and started wondering... is your user alias inspired by that series in some form? You joined the forum before that series aired, though, so maybe not...
    Triple's pretty awesome, but nope, he can't look into the future and choose his name based upon anime from three years down the road.

    (PPPL review coming soon ^^)
  9. Ledgem
    2013-02-18 20:42
    I've been watching Penguin Drum recently, and started wondering... is your user alias inspired by that series in some form? You joined the forum before that series aired, though, so maybe not...
  10. Kirarakim
    2013-02-18 09:24
    I will let her know

    I didn't think that I might be thinking of Yakomaru as a villain because I like him in that role but it is very true that I really love him as a villain. It's actually rare for me to like a villain so much because I either find them boring or annoying when compared to the good guys, but there is something a bit Shakespeare about Yakomaru (and well I think every good tragedy needs a villain).

    That being said I am also fascinated by Makishima as an antagonist so I guess it is a good "villain" year for me.

    Looking at my tendencies I also usually see "end justifies the means" characters as villains.

    I am happy to hear I changed your perspective in any way, even if just a little.

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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: Sayaka and Honoka and Mami, Sig by Akuma Kinomoto
    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

    Sound! Euphonium
    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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