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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ^^)
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 0utf0xZer0
    2013-02-17 22:56
    (Crappy cell phone cam) picture of the Valentine's card I gave my girlfriend:

    First Madoka movie is playing in Vancouver on my birthday next month too.
  8. Kirarakim
    2013-02-17 22:18
    Just wanted to say I got a friend to watch Shin Sekai Yori (one not in the anime fandom) and I asked her what she thinks of Yakomaru and she agrees with you...I was thinking oh the irony.
  9. Last Sinner
    2013-02-17 21:04
    Last Sinner - in case you've never seen any of this guy's work before.
  10. Last Sinner
    2013-02-17 10:23
    Last Sinner
    I am cursed lately...

    Headaches have come back with a vengeance. And to amplify the problem, my glasses broke...spontaneously the frames just snapped while walking.

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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: Saitama and Honoka, Sig by Akuma Kousaka
    Currently Watching
    Macross Δ
    Kotetsujo no Kabaneri
    Sousei no Onmyouji
    Anne Happy (Unhappy♪)
    Joker Game
    My Hero Academia
    Ace Attorney
    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 (all)
    Clannad: After Story
    Saki (all)
    Shakugan no Shana (all)
    White Album 2
    True Tears

    3rd Tier

    Tari Tari
    Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
    Akatsuki no Yona
    Ga-Rei Zero
    Hanasaku Iroha
    Kill La Kill
    Tiger and Bunny
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
    Mai HiME
    Little Busters!
    Sword Art Online (all)
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