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Old 2007-04-17, 00:42   Link #1221
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Wow, this show is so pointless, yet I am hypnotized and watch the entire episode with a yearning for more..
There's an old Hollywood formula that involves placing ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. I often prefer seeing extraordinary or eccentric, funny people in ordinary circumstances. And there is a point to it. You focus on character, dialog, and form instead of plot, and that can be a lot of fun.

When I watched the first episode of Lucky Star, I was reminded of a notorious scene from Haruhi. I liked it a lot, although it didn't go over well with 4chan's anonymous (which just made me like it more). It was the scene with Yuki sitting by herself, just reading and listening to the radio. Absolutely nothing happened. I can't recall if Yuki even moved. But we got a pretty good idea of what Yuki's life was like when the gang wasn't around and a ton of in-jokes from the radio -- most of which went over my head.

Kyoto Animation seems to have a perverse, healthy fascination with the banal, and I really, really like it. Although I doubt Lucky Star will ever get quite as extreme as the Yuki scene, we'll probably get a lot of nothing and a lot of in-jokes -- many of which will go over my head.
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Old 2007-04-17, 01:16   Link #1222
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@maids: bingo --- nice summation of the sort of stuff that I find fascinating.

@princess of hell ---
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Konata is "teh w1n" ... and Kagami is a wonderful complement.
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Old 2007-04-17, 02:00   Link #1223
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Old 2007-04-17, 02:21   Link #1224
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I've noticed a fair amount of Kagami fan art.
I'll try to bring a bit of Miyuki love a bit later.

Like, a bit more than a week later probably.
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Old 2007-04-17, 02:43   Link #1225
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That's the kind of question that will start a riot. We're trying to come together, not divide each other like Republicans there Sousuke.

That's the theme of 2007, bridging the gap between fanbases and demographics with catch-all series and I think right now just about every series is doing a fairly good job. I'd be hard pressed to think of anything I didn't want to watch just as much as the next series.
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Old 2007-04-17, 02:48   Link #1226
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Im just posting 4chan shops.
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Old 2007-04-17, 02:50   Link #1227
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Im just posting 4chan shops.
Yeah I know.

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Old 2007-04-17, 02:51   Link #1228
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There is a strange amount of win about this one...
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Old 2007-04-17, 03:02   Link #1229
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Woah, someone sure had good imagination there . . .
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Old 2007-04-17, 03:08   Link #1230
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You know what, this actually kind of works with Michael Jacksons fidgeting style of dance. First actually clever thing I've seen done with the entirety of the series regarding fan activity. This is what meme's are made of. They have to connect some thoughts for them to take off, they can't just be some random spamming of pictures 2chan style or its boring.
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Old 2007-04-17, 03:10   Link #1231
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Im just posting 4chan shops.
Those would be more useful if you'd thumbnail the images at Imageshack so people could grab the originals if they wanted them.


@random_passerby:
The Jackson "Lucky Star" clip is pretty entertaining actually... it needs a bit frame syncing in a couple of spots but the Jackson style of dancing works well (probably could make a pretty fair one of his sister Janet as well).
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Old 2007-04-17, 03:12   Link #1232
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Win. 'Nuff said.
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Old 2007-04-17, 03:17   Link #1233
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Talk about post count O,o two episodes in and we have almost 70 pages of talking
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Old 2007-04-17, 03:20   Link #1234
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Never got that whole "Win" idea. If something wins doesn't that mean all other instances of that thing lose. If something wins that means there also needs to be a competition, but is there really a competition? Who lost then? Does that mean all the other things that won before with Lucky Star now lose? Hmmmmmm..... these thoughts have been brought to you by the confused philosopher. (That's me by the way).

@Tritoch: I think the mere mentioning of that fact may have contributed well over a 50 posts to the thread so far. It's because its the latest Kyoto Animation series. It's like when the latest Square Enix game comes out and there's over 100 pages on Gamefaqs with posts happening roughly 20 times every second.
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Old 2007-04-17, 03:23   Link #1235
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When I use it, there's a certain sense of irony ... much like when I award people multiple "Intarwebs" for some event.

I suppose you could think of something having "win" as being one element of a group of things needed for the "life win" --- or we could say its just a silly way of saying "... and it was good."
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Old 2007-04-17, 03:27   Link #1236
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Looking at Oricon sales figures, the number of units sold per volume tends to be ridiculously low (maybe 1000-5000 copies on average? Otaku-centered anime fares considerably better than the typical series, so that's probably one reason why we've seen so many of them lately.
Can you give me some hint how to view the Oricon sales copies number?

I can only see the sales TOP 20 rank on their site, but not their copies number.

How can I find it?
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Old 2007-04-17, 03:28   Link #1237
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Never got that whole "Win" idea. If something wins doesn't that mean all other instances of that thing lose. If something wins that means there also needs to be a competition, but is there really a competition? Who lost then? Does that mean all the other things that won before with Lucky Star now lose? Hmmmmmm..... these thoughts have been brought to you by the confused philosopher. (That's me by the way).
Damn man, you bringin' us to philosophy 101 or somethin'?

The competition can be considered the contest for notoriety on the many internets, if one wants to think about it in that sense. The person(s) who "lost" would be the person(s) whose notoriety was usurped, but the status of "lose" can be determined by either failing to impress the harsh critics of said "lose" material, or relative failure compared to an object with status of "win".

Of course, most things are subjective in nature, but once an absolute element is introduced (i.e.: general consensus of an object possessing qualities of WIN), everything becomes relative.

My mere 2 cents.
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Old 2007-04-17, 03:30   Link #1238
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When I use it, there's a certain sense of irony ... much like when I award people multiple "Intarwebs" for some event.

I suppose you could think of something having "win" as being one element of a group of things needed for the "life win" --- or we could say its just a silly way of saying "... and it was good."
I'm just a bit of an English Nazi so to speak. I know the way the internet works unfortunately. I actually read that researchers are actually looking for a way to scrap the current network as it exists and start the whole thing over as its just gotten out of control. I don't know if I'm for or against that idea as there's as much to lose as their is to gain.

Just so this is on topic, somebody asked a while back who peoples favourite characters were and I think for me its a tie between Konata and Miyuki. Konata reminds me of just how much time I waste and Miyuki is a hilarious parody of moe. Even her conversations make no sense and are just her being cutesy and her uselessness has been noted by almost every character as of episode 1. Also the idea that cutting oneself, falling to the ground and running into street signs is a contribution to the evolution of society as sarcastically mentioned by Konata was pretty much the highlight of episode 1. Everything else the other characters did was kind of boring. If you took Konata or Miyuki out I don't think this series could work, but you could probably remove one or two other characters without having to much of an impact on the series.

Yo Random Passerby Slow Down: The internet is too fickle though and nothing will ever remain a winner for long.
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@Kaioshin_Sama:

Indeed the internet is a fickle thing, but I'd disagree with how win status can be permanently lost.

Anyway to get back on topic, I have a question regarding the existence of any plot or character related development in this series for those who've read the 4koma's. Well, is there?
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@Kaioshin_Sama:

Indeed the internet is a fickle thing, but I'd disagree with how win status can be permanently lost.

Anyway to get back on topic, I have a question regarding the existence of any plot or character related development in this series for those who've read the 4koma's. Well, is there?
I've never known one to have character development. Usually you get the general sense of what the characters are like, but everything pretty much resets at the end of each strip like a Garfield comic. There are multi-parted, but even then they kind of reset things at the end of each one. 4Koma isn't serial, its more like the saturday morning cartoons of old where they never got the bad guy, the good guys always won and they'd do it again next week with a new story.
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