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  1. Archon_Wing
  2. RRW
    2013-05-12 02:28
    Random Pic of the Day
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  3. synaesthetic
    2013-05-11 15:49
    I'm not asking for Mary Sues, lol. I'd rather see characters who are people rather than stereotypes.
  4. synaesthetic
    2013-05-11 02:08
    Yeah, I've seen Blue Drop. Most of the lesbian characters are depraved rapist aliens... so uh, not sure that's a good positive example.

    I did manage to finish watching Shin Sekai Yori, though. The story was interesting, especially underneath all the pseudo-religious philosophical handwringing nonsense. I think had the author ditched most of the hipster crap it probably would have read/watched a lot better.

    I still stand by my original opinion, though--the author of the original novel (and the screenwriters for the anime itself) seem to use homosexuality as an allegory for childhood, immaturity and childishness, to be discarded upon becoming an adult.

    That's... not very positive. In fact, it's more reinforcing the current Japanese cultural view of homosexuality. "It's a phase" or "it's playing at love" or "it's practice for adult (heteronormative) relationships."

    I swear, sometimes I may bash on America really badly, but when I realize things like this, I think to myself that I really don't have it too bad here. At least crazy right-wing nutjobs waving their "God Hates Fags" signs are easy to ignore.
  5. RRW
    2013-05-11 01:49
    Random Pic of the Day
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  6. Auxilism
    2013-05-10 22:28
    The eyes don't match and I got lazy at the second one.
  7. Auxilism
    2013-05-10 14:08
    Thanks! I've downloaded the images, so you can delete them from your imgur account.

    I'll work on them after waking up and although they will be avatar-sized in the end, I was planning to delete them after reviewing them. However, I can (and will) upload them for you to see.
  8. Ledgem
    2013-05-10 13:06
    Oops, sorry - it was Attack on Titan that you weren't currently following. Sorry for the mix-up!
  9. Ledgem
    2013-05-10 12:35
    I actually wrote most of the rant that I posted in the Valvrave thread to your wall, but then removed it because I was worried about bringing the series down for you! I guess we're similar types.

    I really don't mean to get into show-bashing or dwelling negatively on a show because it can ruin the experience that the show has to offer. One bad episode shouldn't bring the rest of the show down. My mounting negativity has more to do with the direction that the show feels like it's taking. We're headed into "kid power" territory in a Lord of the Flies manner. Maybe we're just too old to appreciate that

    Another disappointing factor of this episode was character development. More specifically, the lack of character development. I don't mean character growth, but having the audience learn more about the characters. I didn't feel like I gained a better feel for any of the characters. If anything, it was disappointing to see them acting like a bunch of dumb kids. (Once more, maybe we're just too old to appreciate this...) Saki's character also became a bit unreadable to me. She always seemed somewhat withdrawn, perhaps a bit moody and shy. It was clear that she harbored feelings for Haruto, but she seemed aware of what was going on between Haruto and Shoko. Her sudden aggressiveness at the end of episode 5 seemed very out of place. Point #4 of your post makes Saki's behavior in this episode a bit easier to handle, though. It certainly is curious that she bit one of the other students, so who knows what we'll find in her past regarding the Valvraves?

    The show can redeem itself, but I don't know... I can't speculate about too many possibilities that I like the sound of at this point. Too much speculation just sets up expectations to be disappointed over, too. The show still has a lot of potential, I hope it gets there!

    By the way, have you started Suisei no Gargantia? I have to admit that some of my displeasure with Valvrave may have to do with Gargantia. Gargantia is also a sci-fi series, although it's pretty clear early on that the show is more about people and interactions than the sci-fi aspects. I was really enjoying Valvrave, but I'm wondering if watching Gargantia made Valvrave's characters seem a bit dull by comparison, as Gargantia's cast is pretty incredible. It's been a really long time since I watched more than two shows at once, let alone two shows with overlapping genres; I'd forgotten that one show could outshine another. (I still have hope for Valvrave, though!)
  10. Akuma Kousaka
    2013-05-10 11:36
    Akuma Kousaka
    ...Sayaka Tomoe? Mami Miki?

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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: WIXIOSS Sig: Jinnai, Honoka, Sayaka, Sig by Akuma Kousaka
    Currently Watching
    Lostorage incited WIXOSS
    Girlish Number
    Flip Flappers
    Hibike! Season 2
    Magical Girl Raising Project
    Yuri on Ice
    Shuumatsu no Izetta
    Vivid Strike
    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
    My Hero Academia
    Tiger and Bunny
    Macross Frontier
    To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S
    Mai HiME
    Little Busters!
    Flying Witch
    Sword Art Online (all)
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