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Forum: Umineko 2011-06-08, 18:17
Replies: 7,798
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Posted By naikou
Wow, that's nice! Congrats!

Wow, that's nice! Congrats!
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-30, 00:55
Replies: 7,798
Views: 1,696,516
Posted By naikou
I've heard somewhere (the Higurashi DVD's, I...

I've heard somewhere (the Higurashi DVD's, I think?) that, much like the word "cry" in English, "なく" can mean either "crying with tears" or "crying as in making noise". Convenient how the languages...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-29, 16:07
Replies: 3,726
Views: 381,458
Posted By naikou
It's a big part of the problem, at least. Yasu's...

It's a big part of the problem, at least. Yasu's got a whole bunch of issues. She's the child of incestuous rape, and she's in love with three of her cousins/nieces and nephews. Her first mother...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-29, 14:16
Replies: 3,726
Views: 381,458
Posted By naikou
Okay, so Lion is male, and Yasu is female (either...

Okay, so Lion is male, and Yasu is female (either through an accident, or because she was a hermaphrodite to begin with).

At least, physically speaking. Who knows what either of the two consider...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-29, 14:04
Replies: 3,726
Views: 381,458
Posted By naikou
Kinzo's the only one who's super-sexist. And...

Kinzo's the only one who's super-sexist. And considering he didn't know about the baby, I don't think he was the one who got to decide. The people to decide would have been Genji, Nanjo, and Beatrice...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-29, 01:42
Replies: 3,726
Views: 381,458
Posted By naikou
That's what gave me the impression that Yasu was...

That's what gave me the impression that Yasu was a hermaphrodite. If, say, her male set of genitals was amputated at birth (which is not uncommon), she might not even have realized that she was...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-29, 01:02
Replies: 169
Views: 20,672
Posted By naikou
To be fair to Van Dine... he was a literary...

To be fair to Van Dine... he was a literary critic. He was used to reading the absolute best in literature, and Mystery was just a fledgling genre with a lot of inexperienced writers who couldn't...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-29, 00:13
Replies: 169
Views: 20,672
Posted By naikou
Yup - but killing someone accidentally is also...

Yup - but killing someone accidentally is also "killing", so that doesn't really clear things up.

To be precise and define our terms (with some help from wikipedia):
Human killing human...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-28, 17:23
Replies: 169
Views: 20,672
Posted By naikou
Okay, it might not be an accident (since...

Okay, it might not be an accident (since "accident" implies a lack of intent, as you say), but it still does not fit the definition of murder.

I don't know what it is called, technically, or even...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-28, 17:12
Replies: 3,726
Views: 381,458
Posted By naikou
Sounds reasonable to me. Although I should note...

Sounds reasonable to me. Although I should note that hermaphrodites are usually sterile, and being born from an incestuous relationship increases your chances. So she would have had reproductive...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-28, 16:54
Replies: 169
Views: 20,672
Posted By naikou
Will do, thanks - no one has to twist my arm to...

Will do, thanks - no one has to twist my arm to read Asimov. I liked I, Robot well enough - I even liked the barely related Will Smith movie, tasteless though that is.
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-28, 16:47
Replies: 3,726
Views: 381,458
Posted By naikou
A tagged on pro-gay statement would be kind of...

A tagged on pro-gay statement would be kind of dumb. It would be fine to have them both be males, but not to make a statement. That would be kind manipulative, and doesn't have much to do with the...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-28, 16:02
Replies: 169
Views: 20,672
Posted By naikou
Asimov is one of my favorites for his Foundation...

Asimov is one of my favorites for his Foundation series, but unfortunately I haven't read any of his mysteries, so I'll have to refrain from clicking that spoiler.

I do think that if we discovered...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-28, 14:57
Replies: 169
Views: 20,672
Posted By naikou
The best possible ending to Umineko would be "The...

The best possible ending to Umineko would be "The seagulls did it." It was revenge against the evil chef Gohda, who was boiling seagulls alive in order to enhance their flavor.

But yeah, I'd have...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-27, 17:35
Replies: 169
Views: 20,672
Posted By naikou
Yeah, the "orangutan" part is so specific that...

Yeah, the "orangutan" part is so specific that it's definitely a reference to Rue Morgue.
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-27, 02:42
Replies: 169
Views: 20,672
Posted By naikou
Sounds like Detective Kun-Kun. Technically...

Sounds like Detective Kun-Kun.

Technically speaking, the very first detective mystery did have an animal as the culprit.
Murders in the Rue Morgue
So maybe that's why Van Dine didn't feel...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-26, 13:28
Replies: 169
Views: 20,672
Posted By naikou
That's because animals and children > furniture

That's because animals and children > furniture
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-26, 02:41
Replies: 169
Views: 20,672
Posted By naikou
Oh yeah, Van Dine's a smart guy - no doubt about...

Oh yeah, Van Dine's a smart guy - no doubt about that. And it's certainly better to omit literary extras in your mystery, rather than writing bad literature.

But eh, what can I say, I like my...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-25, 16:56
Replies: 169
Views: 20,672
Posted By naikou
Don't forget that amongst Van Dine's 20...

Don't forget that amongst Van Dine's 20 commandments are gems like:

"16. A detective novel should contain no long descriptive passages, no literary dallying with side-issues, no subtly worked-out...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-24, 20:55
Replies: 169
Views: 20,672
Posted By naikou
They very fact that he wrote a book about a...

They very fact that he wrote a book about a British conspiracy to subvert the American intelligentsia speaks volumes about how obsessed the dude was with Britain. :D

It's like someone writing an...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-23, 20:54
Replies: 169
Views: 20,672
Posted By naikou
Van Dine is very dry, and very British (despite...

Van Dine is very dry, and very British (despite his being an American). I wouldn't really recommend him unless you're already a die hard mystery fan.

For some nice follow-ups to Umineko, try John...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-20, 17:28
Replies: 498
Views: 53,033
Posted By naikou
Continued via PM, although I fear that will...

Continued via PM, although I fear that will destroy the openness of the discussion. Oh well.
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-20, 16:57
Replies: 498
Views: 53,033
Posted By naikou
I don't see why it "should" be? Who says it...

I don't see why it "should" be? Who says it should be?

Do you not see the purpose behind my hypothetical, though? There are situations where revealing the truth can only lead to bad consequences....
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-20, 16:43
Replies: 498
Views: 53,033
Posted By naikou
Agreed. But from the perspective of the victim,...

Agreed. But from the perspective of the victim, it is still better to forgive than to condemn (not mandatory - just better). One can still let justice do its work, and forgive.

What justice can be...
Forum: Umineko 2011-03-20, 16:28
Replies: 498
Views: 53,033
Posted By naikou
No one is forbidden from anything. But I do think...

No one is forbidden from anything. But I do think it would be better to try and understand the murderer, and why s/he is the way they are, rather than simply condemning them as "evil". Mutual and...
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