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Forum: Current Series Yesterday, 15:58
Replies: 146
Views: 7,116
Posted By BBOvenGuy
"Masculine" and "feminine" are social constructs....

"Masculine" and "feminine" are social constructs. The fact is that all human beings have a mix of traits that their societies consider "masculine" or "feminine." Some have traits that lean more...
Forum: Current Series Yesterday, 02:14
Replies: 718
Views: 44,345
Posted By BBOvenGuy
I'm an author who writes for kids. Sometimes I...

I'm an author who writes for kids. Sometimes I wish I had some sort of official Author Badge that I could flash at people to let them know I'm harmless.
Forum: Older Series 2016-02-12, 22:05
Replies: 3,042
Views: 309,943
Posted By BBOvenGuy
The other thing I should have pointed out is that...

The other thing I should have pointed out is that even as Hazuki thinks Kumiko and Shuichi belong together, she also made the matching charms for Kumiko and Reina. For her, the two relationships are...
Forum: Current Series 2016-02-11, 22:06
Replies: 86
Views: 5,870
Posted By BBOvenGuy
Obviously I need to update my scorecard. ...

Obviously I need to update my scorecard. :eyespin:
Forum: Current Series 2016-02-10, 20:08
Replies: 86
Views: 5,870
Posted By BBOvenGuy
I didn't know that. How interesting. So did the...

I didn't know that. How interesting. So did the manga start with Shirayuki and Zen already together at the castle, without an "origin story?" Or is it set up differently?
Forum: Current Series 2016-02-08, 18:40
Replies: 86
Views: 5,870
Posted By BBOvenGuy
No matter what Obi might feel for Shirayuki, I...

No matter what Obi might feel for Shirayuki, I think he prefers having his head stay attached to his body. :eyebrow:
Forum: Current Series 2016-02-08, 02:30
Replies: 225
Views: 13,464
Posted By BBOvenGuy
PTSD from the Vietnam War is a real thing, even...

PTSD from the Vietnam War is a real thing, even so many decades later. My sister's best friend from high school lost her father to it. When the Iraq War started and the news started showing video...
Forum: Current Series 2016-02-06, 16:48
Replies: 225
Views: 13,464
Posted By BBOvenGuy
That's not how it works. Gotta side with...

That's not how it works.

Gotta side with Archon_Wing on this one.
Forum: Current Series 2016-02-05, 18:36
Replies: 146
Views: 7,116
Posted By BBOvenGuy
The spoilery cover showed up in my RSS feed. Not...

The spoilery cover showed up in my RSS feed. Not that it's something I wouldn't have guessed at anyway, though. I looked at it and thought, "Well yeah, that makes sense." :p
Forum: Older Series 2016-02-02, 14:28
Replies: 3,042
Views: 309,943
Posted By BBOvenGuy
I finally watched the OVA last night. I've never...

I finally watched the OVA last night. I've never been able to find a decent English fansubbed version, so last night I downloaded a French fansub and watched that. It's been 35 years since I...
Forum: Current Series 2016-02-02, 02:08
Replies: 718
Views: 44,345
Posted By BBOvenGuy
Looks like it will not be an anime-original...

Looks like it will not be an anime-original ending. The manga and anime will have the same ending at roughly the same time.

Boku dake ga Inai Machi/ERASED Manga Ends in March...
Forum: Older Series 2016-02-01, 12:59
Replies: 3,042
Views: 309,943
Posted By BBOvenGuy
Oh yes, I'm quite familiar with the concept. ...

Oh yes, I'm quite familiar with the concept. I've experienced it many times.

Here's the thing, though - You, as the reader, don't get to make that call. (Again, that's readers in general, not...
Forum: Older Series 2016-02-01, 11:45
Replies: 3,042
Views: 309,943
Posted By BBOvenGuy
Karice and wolfie have some great responses here....

Karice and wolfie have some great responses here. I don't have much to add to them. Being in this time zone worked in my favor this time. :)

A couple of points, though...



What I'm saying...
Forum: Older Series 2016-02-01, 02:29
Replies: 3,042
Views: 309,943
Posted By BBOvenGuy
That's a rather loose interpretation, if you ask...

That's a rather loose interpretation, if you ask me.

When you're telling a story, you have a definite idea of what you're trying to communicate, but language - any language - has limits and can't...
Forum: Older Series 2016-01-30, 17:49
Replies: 3,042
Views: 309,943
Posted By BBOvenGuy
Yes, exactly. But which scene are you referring...

Yes, exactly. But which scene are you referring to? I didn't make that same connection.

Since Tamako Market was first mentioned this week, I've watched the first two episodes and noticed...
Forum: Older Series 2016-01-30, 16:48
Replies: 3,042
Views: 309,943
Posted By BBOvenGuy
Given the intense discussion on this topic we've...

Given the intense discussion on this topic we've been having, I'm curious to find out who's watching a couple of shows in the current season.

First, there's HaruChika...
Forum: Older Series 2016-01-30, 14:22
Replies: 3,042
Views: 309,943
Posted By BBOvenGuy
Not in the books I write. :D:D:D I'm...

Not in the books I write. :D:D:D



I'm not familiar with that. I may have to investigate.

Something that Wikipedia article mentions - the "lesbian until graduation" concept - reminds me of...
Forum: Older Series 2016-01-30, 02:25
Replies: 3,042
Views: 309,943
Posted By BBOvenGuy
Taking a step back here... What I sensed...

Taking a step back here...

What I sensed from the interview is that Yamada was attempting to depict something specific, and something the (male-dominated) world of anime doesn't normally show. An...
Forum: Older Series 2016-01-28, 18:39
Replies: 3,042
Views: 309,943
Posted By BBOvenGuy
Well, like I said, the big caveat is whether you...

Well, like I said, the big caveat is whether you can do it without compromising what you want to say. It's a judgment call, and when you're dealing with something as complicated and messy as...
Forum: Older Series 2016-01-28, 17:13
Replies: 3,042
Views: 309,943
Posted By BBOvenGuy
Sure, if they can pick up some extra eyeballs...

Sure, if they can pick up some extra eyeballs without compromising what they want to say, then why not. I'm not above doing that myself. At the moment, I'm trying to decide which city I want to set...
Forum: Older Series 2016-01-28, 16:43
Replies: 3,042
Views: 309,943
Posted By BBOvenGuy
For me, there were three important passages in...

For me, there were three important passages in the interview.

[For those who, like me, didn't know who the different people were, "Yamada" is the series director, and is a woman. "Ishihara" is a...
Forum: Current Series 2016-01-26, 18:59
Replies: 644
Views: 30,572
Posted By BBOvenGuy
A sense of nostalgia brought me to this show. ...

A sense of nostalgia brought me to this show. The premise sounded an awful lot like this (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeons_%26_Dragons_%28TV_series%29) Saturday morning show from the 80s. :D ...
Forum: Older Series 2016-01-26, 18:00
Replies: 3,042
Views: 309,943
Posted By BBOvenGuy
Lots of... um, "interesting"... discussion of...

Lots of... um, "interesting"... discussion of Episode 8 in the second half of the interview. :eyespin:
Forum: Older Series 2016-01-20, 21:24
Replies: 217
Views: 19,077
Posted By BBOvenGuy
Season 2 starts April 9! Details here: ...

Season 2 starts April 9! Details here:


http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/01/20/kyoukai-no-rinnerin-ne-season-two-debut-date-announcement-accompanied-by-anime-visual...
Forum: Current Series 2016-01-14, 22:01
Replies: 225
Views: 13,464
Posted By BBOvenGuy
The same thing was said of Hyouka after its first...

The same thing was said of Hyouka after its first couple of episodes. By me, among others. That show took a little while to find its footing. Maybe this one just needs a couple more episodes for...
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