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  1. Last Sinner
    2014-03-07 19:02
    Last Sinner
    You've hell misinterpreted it....or maybe I rephrased it wrong big time at the start.

    I said I couldn't believe in cute....How the hell does that mean I can't believe any females full stop....

    Fine, you want reasons? I'll give you some damn reasons.

    There were two young women that stayed here last year. They both acted like princesses, spoke down to everyone, talked about nothing about wanting to look pretty and how much they hated other people (the middle eastern one would never shut up about how she hated Asians, for the record since she automatically assumed all Asians hated Middle Eastern people). They would never do a single thing to help out. Most outings we went on became dramas for no tangible reason. All this despite the fact my mother and myself went well out of our way to make sure they were comfortable and got used to living in a different country.

    And what did they do in return? Lie about the both of us to whoever they could on top of trying to split my mother and I apart...Let's just say after believing their lies for a short while, my mother saw the truth and they both had to leave in shame, admitting they were wrong and losing the biggest source of support they had when they came over here. My mother and I have been much closer since and she herself has sworn she isn't letting women lodge here anymore. Now don't imply anything about her - nearly all her actual friends are female and she has been done wrong by men in the workplace and my worthless father. She simply has now been burnt by women too much lately. So we took some young men in this year. And thus far, they've been polite, helpful and nice people. (And ironically...all Asian.)

    Here's another big incident that irks me permanently. The woman who was married to my uncle. She acted all cutesy and bubbly all the time. And then last year, my uncle walks in on her sleeping with another guy. So what does she do? She initiates a bitter divorce and takes everything except the house. Including the custody of their daughter, who my uncle now only gets to see once a month. You know what his daughter is doing now? Attempting suicide...at eight years old!!! Yeah, that cutesy bitch drove her own daughter into despair and is merely a toy to how manipulative and cheating she is. Thankfully, my uncle found someone else he could trust in a relationship, but saving his only child might be impossible.

    You want more reasons? Remember the club I used to attend? They mainly watch pure moe stuff now. And if it's not that, it's pure violence. That wasn't the sole reason I left. It was because the president's girlfriend got felt up then stalked by one of the regular attendees. And what did that club do? They backed up the guy who did that to her and told me to get stuffed. Along with saying that female characters were only capable of being moe or cold-blooded like Revy from Black Lagoon. That anything involving highbrow or yuri was pure trash and sexist towards them. I don't regret leaving one bit. Cute has warped them to hell.

    And don't get me started on how many people I know/used to know who now constantly spout that if a woman isn't cute, she isn't worth it. Or that if a title isn't cute, it can't be good.


    Cute is a legitimate style/point of view. It isn't the only legitimate one.


    I'll take five minutes of Christine Love's writing of the dual sides of females over the overrated gluttony of cute any day. Funnily enough, Christine Love is able to use cute in her work. But she doesn't pretend that cute is pure and ever-loving for one second. She readily treads into the mysogny that exists within both genders - repeat, BOTH genders - along with the reasons people end up hating each other, while mixing in some yuri since it is something she likes to indulge in. But ultimately in her works, hate eventually leads to love. I find it sad you forget that I even mentioned her when Analogue: A Hate Story and Hate Plus were on sale a few weeks ago. Cute is legit when within context and reason.

    And for the record, I think worse of men than I do of women. Trust me....Women may have done me wrong, but at least they haven't attempted murder, assault, eternal racism and the like on me. Because men certainly have.

    But let me get one thing straight - I haven't given up. Last year went somewhat well and this year is going better. I haven't thrown in the towel by any means.
  2. Dr. Casey
    2014-03-07 13:22
    Dr. Casey
    Ah man, this is a tricky one. I don't know much about the MBTI types except for my own, and you're a pretty complicated person to boot. Hmm... going by the brief descriptions on this page, my first guess would be ISTJ. I'm guessing I'm wrong, since the chances of me being correct are 1 in 16.
  3. Last Sinner
    2014-03-07 03:41
    Last Sinner
    Quote:
    I disagree with Clannad. Tomoya realized both him and Nagisa had to grow stronger together, and I don't see that with anyone else besides Tomoyo.
    Except he didn't until he finally met Ushio. As for the rest, I attest Kyou was the one that made Tomoya realise what a cruel heart he had and that he should stop jerking around with the emotions of others. As for Tomoyo, she needed to find a balance between ambition and her personal life as well as being able to handle conveying that to others.


    Quote:
    White Album 2, that is. It's a pretty realistic depiction of people making dumb mistakes while having the best of intentions.
    You will like The Ocean Waves then.


    Quote:
    Steins; Gate; they care for each other.
    Something to look forward to when I try for about the 7th time to finish it.



    Quote:
    No offense, but it sounded like something Mari Okada wrote, except gender swapped. Could you rephrase that a bit better?
    MILFs rule.

    Cute is fine in fantasy but in reality, it's a lie.

    And since I have never gone past Episode 1 of anything Okada wrote - I have no idea what you're trying to say or infer.

    Seriously recommend Christine Love instead, man. Okada is just....ergh, I'll never find the words.


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    As for your choices, I will delve into KnK, and Shinkai is a king of romance for a reason. As for the rest, with enough time...
    Watch them in the right mood is the only advice I can give.
  4. Last Sinner
    2014-03-06 22:33
    Last Sinner
    Interesting choices. We both agree on Shinkai.

    Clannad, I certainly understand. But I never felt romantic about it. I always felt anything not involving Nagisa was able to make Tomoya realise he was a pathetic person and needed to better himself to be capable of being with Kyou/Tomoyo/Kotomi. I liked it more from the perspective characters finally found peace and Tomoya was no longer vicarious and actually bothered to try.

    True Tears - Um....since I'm unable to watch it, I'll take your word for it. ^^;

    White Album - So...what is it that people see in it? I found it meh and it makes my mentor want to punch a wall.

    Steins;Gate - That one I understand, particularly since Kurisu is amongst the top echelon of my favourite female characters. However...I still haven't finished it yet. That series is very mood dependent for me. I just can't flick it on and watch it seamlessly. Also....I've lost count of the number of times people have fired out spoilers at me IRL when I've told them I haven't seen it all....really killed my drive to finish it. Since the movie is out, I guess I really should finally get it done. From what I have seen though, Kurisu is definitely the one that makes Okabe finally man up and face reality when he couldn't do it alone. There's definitely something antagonistic and twisted about their pairing, but I need those things to make it believable and likeable.

    I've had too many experiences/events in recent years where I've learned just how manipulative, compulsively lying, cheating, self-absorbed, rude, aloof and vindictive women/girls can be. So, I find myself unable to believe in anything cute anymore, because I found the cutest were the biggest liars and most self-absorbed from my recent experiences. Moe and reality are glaring opposites. Cute is now a giveaway of 'she's bad news - stay the flock away from her' as far as I'm concerned. Moe certainly is escapism magnified because in reality, those cute/dependent ones will leech one dry.

    So hence why I listed the five I did.

    Garden of Sinners - Shiki is complex, full of flaw/sin. But within her there are things to like, what she believes in/yearns to defend she does it with absolute passion. She's a badass. Looks great in a kimono or the jacket. There's a challenge within liking her and Nasu is definitely one to provide a case to believe in such a person.

    Kimagure Orange Road - Madoka literally is the 'deep ocean' her name describes. She is certainly a character that not even herself fully understands. A remnant of a long-lost time where characters like her becoming women/adults was sublime. The gradual scenario you get of why she persists through such a crazy and sometimes damn painful saga on her part certainly makes it all worthwhile. Then there's the twist of those two movies.

    Garden of Words/The Promised Place - I don't think I could name another person other than Shinkai who could have handled those two scenarios. Beauty, complexity, challenging, epic.

    The Ocean Waves - It's the most un-Ghibli Ghibli film but it has an edge I've never seen anywhere else with its potency. What would it be like for two people who should be made for each other but are at points in their lives that their decisions or actions turn things into one crazy saga? It certainly shatters the illusion of 'innocent' young love big time.


    *shrug* But I've found I'm unable to appreciate the simplicity/vicariousness/sugar overload people want in romance these days. I know I won't have many agreeing with my choices. I'm fine with that. I don't regret learning the darker side of both genders. It's essential knowledge for life.
  5. FlavoryFantasy
    2014-03-02 02:37
    FlavoryFantasy
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  6. TheEroKing
    2014-03-02 02:28
    TheEroKing
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  7. TheEroKing
    2014-03-01 14:02
    TheEroKing
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    More waifus for you
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  8. Klashikari
    2014-02-25 12:40
    Klashikari
    I fail to see why some people praise Kanon aethetism... perhaps it is the snow and the general "whiteness" of it. In general, Kanon's visuals had a certain mood, but they were a bit bland and not so vibrant.
    Clannad (at least, season 1) gave me a much better impression with the color pallet, the sceneries and the likes.

    I personally think that Clannad hardly have "much more" harem vibes than Kanon. I mean, frankly, the whole point was a huge focus on Tomoya and Nagisa's growth, ultimately leading them into a couple. It isn't like we had a "romance tension" like your usual harem series ever had, although it was completely absent with Kanon, that's pretty true.

    I don't particularly think KA is the "only" studio competent enough for a proper adaptation, but I really think a lot of people are smearing the "moe issue" from recent KA series ever since K-on! for petty reason. In fact, some people actually praise JC staff work for LB, despite I'm pretty sure their reaction would have been different if it was KA doing the same.

    As for AB, it isn't really the eyes that put me off (in fact, LB eyes are way more dead than AB imho), but the general facial design, hair "texture" and coloring that look quite cheap, from start to finish.
  9. Klashikari
    2014-02-24 15:11
    Klashikari
    I wouldn't be that abrasive if it wasn't for the "foreshadowing" that is flat out mistakes (having flashback of Rin having THAT white dress, or Kengo in rage or Masato in tatters) and other crap things.
    Even if Refrain was the saving grace of the adaptation, I wouldn't cut them some slack since it was more thanks to the original material than actually their efforts to make it "better".
    Nothing close to Deen's monstruosities, but I don't see how "good" JC staff did there, when it was basically the strict minimum.

    PA Works is a bag of mixed feelings to me. Whereas they sure can bring out outstanding sceneries and the like, they always manage to make me annoyed due to the characters. As for adaptation, can't say. AB looked crude in term of visuals and it was obvious that the intended scenario was truncated, if we go per Maeda's usual gimmicks in his stories.
  10. Klashikari
    2014-02-24 09:02
    Klashikari
    I assume she had some sort of "airsoft" machine gun so most likely airsoft pellets, but it was enough to traumatize the three of them. Kengo's reaction to a certain flashback was hilarious (Yuiko laughing like crazy while Kengo is screaming like a little girl IIRC).

    As for Rewrite, I sure hope it is either White Fox or KyoAni, as JC Staff LB rendition was sort of average to me, so them doing Rewrite won't do any good to me, especially their action series tend to lose a LOT of steam in term of composition and animation quality.

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    Scifi, Writing, Starcraft, Civ IV, Sarcasm, Hating, Cupcakes, Distilled Moe
    Occupation
    Troll
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    2.93 ghz Intel Dual-Core, 2gb ram, ATI Radeon 4670, Windows 7
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    Fate/Stay Night (2014)
    Oregaru
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    ===All Time Favorites==
    Higurashi Kai (10)
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica (10)
    Hunter x Hunter (10)
    Steins;Gate (9.5)
    Little Busters! Refrain (9)
    Clannad After Story (9)
    Akagi (9)
    Shirobako (9)
    Paranoia Agent (9)
    Usagi Drop (9)
    Shin Sekai Yori (9)
    Serial Experiments Lain (9)
    Ergo Proxy(9)
    Nana (9)
    Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (9)
    Tiger and Bunny (9)
    Zetusen no Tempest (9)
    Fate/Zero (8.5)
    Neon Genesis Evangelion (8.5)
    Mawaru Penguindrum (8.5)
    Nanoha A's (8.5)
    Tari Tari (8.5)
    True Tears (8.5)
    Kemono no Soujia Erin (8.5)


    == Top Movies==
    The End of Evangelion (10)
    Colorful (9.5)
    Time of Eve (9.5)
    5cm per second (9)
    Okami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (9)
    Castle in the Sky (8.5)
    Summer Wars (8.5)
    Place Promised in our Early Days (8.5)
    Kotonoha no Niwa (8)
    Nanoha Movie 1st & 2nd A's (8)
    The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (8)
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    You do not wish to know anything. You wish only to speak.
    That which you know, you ignore, because it is inconvenient.
    That which you do not know, you invent.

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